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USS Ponce (LPD 15) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Ponce (LPD 15). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 569 crew members registered for the USS Ponce (LPD 15).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1988 | 1989 – 1991 | 1992 – 1994 | 1995 – 1998 | 1999 – 2002 | 2003 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Belyeu, D.MM31975 –Engineering
Hood, JimQM3/QM21975 – Feb 1977NavigationGreat experience , would not trade those years for anything!
Courtney, DavidABHAA/ABH21975 – 1978Air Dept
Harp, Derrickos21975 – 1979oi
Goforth, GaryE31975 –deck dept.Loved being a deck ape. Was assigned to garrisons gorillas in second division. Remember finding the abanded lifeboat in the bermuda triangle Worked with a crazy bosnmate named curtis mishue
Conroe, GaryHT3Jan 1975 – Jan 1978Repairbest of times in the pipe shop remember ted nugent
Huppman, JoeHT2Feb 5, 1975 – Jun 27, 1977RSpent a lot of time in the Yea Ole Carpenter Shop playing foosball. Being Ships Carpenter had its bennies.
Hruska, Wild Willymm2Feb 20, 1975 – Nov 20, 1979engineeringWe had some really good times then. We were young and ready to take on the world. But what i remember most was how green the grass was at all the many places-Gremany, England, Spain, France, Italy, Jamacia, Gitmo
Rotondi, Charles "Chuck"E-4 STOREKEEPERMar 1975 – Aug 20, 1978S-1Greetings and Salutations old shipmates.Looking for Dan Mikeska.
Fegraeus, Steve/aka FercrazyEN E-3Mar 1975 – Mar 1977A (Top side snipe)I talk about all the crazy people i met on the ship and the good times we had. Swim call in Ponce P.R. was great. Anybody still have there cruze jacket from Smily Chow. One more thing, how about fork lift race's/demo derbys in the well deck.
Dalton, MichaelMM-3May 1975 – Sep 1976M aft engine room
Buttler, DanHt2May 1975 – Sep 1978"R" divisionWhat a ride! A North Atlantic, Med. & Caribbean cruise. Then got out, and worked for NASA, building space flight & Military hardware for 32more years. And retired since 2010. Would like to hear from some of you!
Van Howe, Mikee3May 17, 1975 – 1977medical
McNish, DavidSM1/SMCJul 1975 – Dec 1977CShAD LOTS OF FUN,MISS THE OLD DAYS
Turturillo, Michael "Turtle"PC3Jul 1975 – Aug 1979AdminThe Ponce had a heck of a crew & was lead by a great leader. To bad the good days can't be relived.
Hurlbert, John (Herby)E-4/HT-3Jul 20, 1975 – Jan 16, 1976RHey Huppman and Hipes, do only the H's from our time log on here? Where's Haville's and Harrison's names? Did they eventually keel-haul Ward? What do you know about Prunty,Willard, Michaels?
Franck, Dwight (Bosco)HT 3Aug 15, 1975 – Jun 9, 1977RepairMikey, Gaylen or Wade (Sweet thing) still hanging in thair? or anyone else for that matter
Franck, Dwight/boscoHTFNAug 15, 1975 – Jun 9, 1977R-Repair
Kleinfelder, JimDK1Aug 22, 1975 – May 18, 1978XRetired as an NC1 in 1988; Retired from the music business in 1981; Retired from Target in 2002. I married my wife of 30 years aboard the USS Wichita AOR-1 on APR 06, 1984. Living in MN.
Cook, RandySeamanSep 1975 – Nov 1976Storekeeperalot of good friends and good memories.
Baril, StevenRM2Sep 1975 – Sep 1979RadioHello Bernard Wraggs, Marcus Rose & Dave Shipman. Does the word SAMBUCA bring back any memories? Anyone recall spending time in an Italian jail for beating a taxi? Hey to Chris z & Aldolphus.
Olson, MichaelIC3/IC2Sep 15, 1975 – Jul 17, 1979EA couple of great Captains during my time but one hell of an XO my last year. Some interesting cruises especially the North Atlantic 1975 liberty cruise after dropping of Marines for Reforger exercise and 1976 Lebanon evac cruise.
Eddins, BuddySASep 18, 1975 – Apr 14, 1977Not sure of dates was along time ago
Comerford, EdEMFNOct 4, 1975 – Sep 4, 1978E DivNorth Atlantic in '75; Bremerhaven, Le Havre, Plymouth. Captain P.J. Mulloy was awesome!. Best friends; signalman Pete Roden, BT Mark Dressen, MS's Rick Tambling, Dean Coronado, Artie Fields. Sun Ship was the pits!
Guyon, SteveHTFNOct 15, 1975 – Oct 15, 1977Repairthe good old days.
Germana, VitoE3Nov 9, 1975 – Dec 10, 1976First Deck
Hayes, NeilRM3Dec 1975 – Nov 1977OC
Burns, EdLI3Dec 1975 – Feb 1977X Division
Zelaska, Wayne "Zeke"EN21976 – 1980A Gang
Curling, RayET-E51976 – 1979ElectronicsRemember the sit in on the flight deck, we finally got to see the captian. Our XO was a drunk, the stewards found an empty in his cabin every morning.Me and Keven Fouche changed the fathometer after we ran aground in NC. Great Caribean cruz
Kunkel, KrisBTFN1976 – 1979BLOOKING FOR ALL THE HOLE SNIPES FROM B&M DIV. GOOD TIMES IN THE HOLE.
Green, Jimmiee51976 – 1992rm
Williamson, James/willieEN-3Jan 1976 – Jul 9, 1978
Allen, BradleySM3Jan 1976 – Dec 1977OPSI spent most of my time on Ponce in the yards. I enjoyed my time on board. Made some great friends. I returned in 1980 for a short time. Brought back some great memories.
Vaught, SteveEM-2Jan 4, 1976 – May 14, 1979EGreat expierience, wouldn't want to do it again.Made alot of good friends and had alot of great liberty trips in ports around the world.
Ligas, PaulHT2Jan 5, 1976 – Sep 8, 1979RHEY SHIPMATES,IT WAS GREAT TO SEE SOME FAMILIAR NAMES ,IT BROUGHT BACK SOME GREAT MEMORIES.WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM SOME OF YOU.
Wragg, BernardRM2Jan 15, 1976 –Communication
Bernard, WraggRM2Jan 15, 1976 – Nov 30, 1979Communication
Hurst, JimEM2Feb 1976 – May 1979Emedcruize was good .Chester was a bad memory.Miss the people not the boat .Great crew when i was there!
Hembrough, Keith, KcbroMMMar 1976 – Sep 1979engineeringcigarettes anyone!!! I served onboard when men were men. We worked hard and played hard. I'd do it again
Peffley, George / BuckEN2Mar 1, 1976 – May 27, 1978A
Austin, JoeBM3Apr 1, 1976 – Dec 11, 1979DECK 2GOOD DAYS SHIPMATES - HAD THE BEST TIME OF MY LIFE - HELLO RICHARD OTHMER
Snyder, Jack / Toastie HeadBTFNMay 6, 1976 – May 6, 1980B/Hole SnipeAll can say is that you guys were the best of the best!!! After comming out of Sun Ship PA . Aced the test for OUR FIRST RED "E" O and Fritz I DiD Cutt A Big Gap of Hair out of the back of your HEAD!!!!! Befor you got out.Ha! Ha!
Phillip C Henry, Phillip profile iconBMIMay 24, 1976 – Oct 27, 1977DECKhey shipmates miss the good old days
Flaim, MikeSM3Jun 1976 – Jun 1979opsAlways something ridiculous going on in the signal bridge,no need to elaborate.Paule,Phelps,Reono,what a crew. miss my bud Charlie 'boot" yates and Larry seawolf" Fortin. Chief "f**ck the directions" courson
D'Amico, BobOS2Jul 1976 – May 20, 1980OIHomer,Gar spriggs, Stepp,jeff Ritche,Steven Elias Rich Othmer, slice of life in CIC. Have a cold one for me and I'll do the same.Roger out.
Stephens, MarkAirmanJul 20, 1976 – Jul 20, 1978AirWell I see one guy on this list that I remember LTJG Kevin cooper. the only one from the air division. had some good memmories. Hope things are well with everyone else.
Cooper, KevinLTJGSep 15, 1976 – Sep 10, 1978AirThe ship stayed in longer than I did - who would've thought?
Tony, ToddSEAMANSep 20, 1976 – Oct 15, 19771st
Othmer, RichardBM3Oct 17, 1976 – Mar 8, 1980Deck- 1stRemember the smokers when we beat the crap out of the marines? Bob Humphreys, how are you doing, I carried you down to the ambulance when the crane flipped and you lost your arm. I visited you at the Naval Hospital later on with Kevin Pettee. Also---
Jette, DonDT3Dec 1976 – Aug 1979Medical/DentalI was the Dental Tech from 76 through 79
Colyer, RichardSNDec 1976 – Oct 1980MedicalJust trying to stay in touch. Would like to hear from anyone who is interested in writing back. Please feel free to contact me.
D'Amico, BobOS2Dec 1976 – May 1980OI

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