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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 570 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
Martin, Tracymm31986 – Dec 1988m
Sloan, CliffordBT2 (SW)Jan 7, 1986 – May 15, 1991B- #1 Fireroom
Hawley, JerryFC2Jan 29, 1986 – Mar 28, 1990DeckLooking for Tony omicinowski (sp) David Flahrity (sp), Gerald (Beetle)Bailey, Steve Burks, Rory
Anderson, RogerOS2Mar 1986 – Jul 1989OI
Thomas, BrettEN3May 7, 1986 – Oct 7, 1989A-GANGWOW... What a great time I had with you CRAZY BASTARDS...LOL. I will always remember those days. When's the reunion? Where the hell is Ziarnik. Yes, I'm the one that climbed the stack and finally fixed that steam whistle GOOMBA.
Moorefield, BobbyEN3Jun 1986 – Nov 1988A-GangGood to see the names of my old ship mates.Hope everyone is well. Contact me at "Bobbym2010@HOTMAIL.COM"
Sikes, Peter H.EW3Aug 1986 – Oct 1986OWTAD from PHIBRON, had to stay in MSGT berthing, WHAAA
Faust, EricSM3Aug 11, 1986 – Aug 12, 1989OPS
Rivera, NathanielBM2Aug 22, 1986 – Apr 14, 19891ST DIVThese times I'll never forget. Whats up to Rod, Tex, Big John, "My Friend" Manivong, Lonnie, Juggy, Blygh, K-Kay, Choice, Legit, Coke, Pagels, Tepe, Robertson. It was one hell of a ride.
Wilkendorf, Troy (WILK)MS3Oct 1986 – Jun 1990S-2Great ship for a first command, have alot of memories, went on to complete 14 years of active service. Went to work for theU.S Fish and Wildlife Service in Portland, Oregon. Now working for the VA Hospital in Portland Or.
Hoyt, DonaldEN3Oct 30, 1986 – Feb 4, 1990A-ganghi all, my time on the ponce was by far the best of my 4 duty stations. i remember my long watches in aft steering and finally becoming work center supervisor replacing En3 Thomas. also best wishes to En3 Yake and En3 Laster.....hi guys.
Yake, ToddEN3Dec 1986 – Jul 1990a-gang
Beltz, DaveE-3Dec 1986 – May 1990MIt was a lot more fun running the valve shop then it was in "THE PIT." I have to agree with MM1 Rice on what he said but they should of let him ride his Harley on the ship.SEE YA!!!!
Smeeks, MattOS21987 – 1991OPS (OI)I spent 5 years on the ship...Would like to hear from my old friends....
Blackwood, RichardMMCMJan 1, 1987 – Mar 31, 1989M
Shevlin, BrianBT-3Mar 17, 1987 – Mar 17, 1993BHello to all the boy's from boiler #2. Now work for the Dept of Defence at Dam Neck
Bodle, JohnMM2Jul 9, 1987 – Apr 21, 1989MWhat fine people! I was so young and had one hell of a lot to learn! There were many that taught through example: MMCS Klamer, MM2 Ellis,MMCM Blackwood,MM1 Rice, MM2 Beckel, LCDR Lafferty.They deserve a lot of credit!
Woods, Brian profile iconBT1 (SW) / BTC (SW)Jul 30, 1987 – Jun 30, 1993B-Div EB01, EB02, EB!4Lots of good memories. Sad to see her sitting in Philly now awaiting her final destination.
Hinman, PatBM3Aug 15, 1987 – Jun 21, 1991deckwow. i didnt know this site existed. awesome. the good times . if only i could remember them all. deck div rocked
Hinman, PatrickBM3Aug 15, 1987 – Jun 21, 1991deckwow. the momeries if only i could remember them all. berthing brawls were the best. deck div rocked
Hughey, JoeRM2Sep 1987 – Oct 1990OCWant to say hey to Cut, Greg, Chip, and all the guys from radio, combat, and of course the old apartment. Miss all of you. joehughey@wowway.com
Foster, BartMR2Sep 16, 1987 – Aug 4, 1990A-GangFind me on FaceBook.
Ziessler, Kenn "Zman"MS3Oct 1987 – May 1991Supply
Kusie, BrianMM3Oct 10, 1987 – Aug 21, 1989Aft Engine / DCPOCan't fully agree with Rice's claim , I think there were just a lot of aimless kids (especially officers). I enjoyed my time. Worked as a commercial diver for a while, then finished my B.S. degree. Have a beautiful 1 yr old daughter.
Daring, ChrisMM3Nov 1987 – Oct 1989EngineeringReported for duty in Gitmo, ...hot. Had a great time working with everyone in the pit and in Beltz's valve shop. We had a great Med cruise in 88. Met a lot of great people and would love to hear from any one of you.
Miller, Carl " The Beast'E-4/ MMNov 25, 1987 – Nov 24, 1991Engine room 2It was fun while I was on there trying to make tthe most of it. especially when they called for liberty and we were in another country just kickin' it. and that to me was an experience that I'll never forget.remember tcb when time comes.
Ziessler, Kenn ( Zman)MS3Nov 25, 1987 – Jun 5, 1991S-2Great first command!! Did ten years active then went to Army National Guard...... Hoorah!! Met some ofthe best people on this ship and miss them dearly.... would love to set up a re-union sometime for all to get together. Drop me a line.
Dionisi, FrankMACHINIST MATEDec 15, 1987 – Sep 4, 1989ENGINEERINGJoined at 17 with Chris Daring. Still see him today occaissionally. I have MM1 Rices Dream job running a Harley Dealership in Delaware. I beat my kids with a dustpan on their birthdays.
Morris, JohnBT31988 – 1990BThere was some good times and some bad times. But I would never trade them for anything.Currently working at the US Mint in Philadelphia..Looking to get in contact with old shipmates
Nevells, Neal (Legit)BM31988 – 1991DECKWhats good? LEGIT is in the house. Big Up......DECK CREW! Where DC at? THE BOZ, WIZEMAN, MOTIVATION, SMILLEY, AND 2 THE REST YOU REMEBER ME-- BECAUSE I PROBABLY SLAMMED YOUR PUNK ASS IN THE PIT! KP-HITMAN-HOLLA @ UR BOY
Rice, MatthewMM1Jan 1988 – Aug 1989MThe Ponce was O.K. The Marg 1-88 we made was alot of fun, but several of the people I served with were real idiots, especially the Chiefs. My best friend on board was Dennis Beckel, who was one smart cookie. My last command.
Klein, Jeff "ck"GMG3Jan 1988 – Jun 1990Deck2 Med cruises with great guys like Rick Crook, Mark Blair, Matt Gentile, Kurt Leonardson, Manute, Jones, Legit, Felix, Ray, Ski, Smooth, Matthie, Wiseman, Vega and anybody else who got their ass kicked in deck! PEACE! jfklein2000@yahoo.com
Blickenstaff, BlickFNJan 10, 1988 – Sep 8, 1989MAll what times these were. The Med cruise in 1988 was the highlight. I remember kusie , frank dionisi, daring, beltz, chief klamer,rice, chief blackwood. Just a good bunch of guys.
Reynolds, ChuckOS3Jan 24, 1988 – Oct 21, 1990OperationsGlad I got out but really miss my old friends. Matt Smeeks, Dennis Crawford, Jason Orndorff. Many more.. hope you guys are doing well.
Morris, JohnBT3Feb 1988 – Jul 1990B
Wiseman, Michael " Wisedog"BM3Feb 1988 – Feb 19921stshotouts 2 Scarface, Manute, Legit, 10lb, Dre, MC Ren, Smooth, Smiley, Slow, Motivation, Pass, K-Phi, Batman, Skunk, Sedowski, Blair, Dirty Detroit, Cantu, Ram, Palmeri, Mark Howard, Brazil and everyone else in deck!
Jockell, KirkHM2(SW)Mar 22, 1988 – Apr 2, 1991MedicalI still miss being underway, but I don't miss those cold ass nights at Sea and Anchor Detail. Currently in the USNR as an ISC. They are going to have to run me off. GO HARD! GO NAVY! EVERYDAY!
Lee, WayneEM3May 1, 1988 – Jun 16, 1991EStood watch in the hole with MMCM Blackwood, EM3 Sable, EM2 Stanton, et. al. Graduated From UVA, degree in History. Now a SK2 in USNR (NCHB-10, Yorktown, VA). Sent to Kuwait with current unit 01/03-06/03, lived in tents w/ seabees (joy!)
Hofsiss, ThomasSKCSJun 1988 – Jul 1991S-1In 24 years in the Navy, this was my best tour and time "Go Gator Navy". Remember the 90+ days off of Liberia, Oh yea we did have a beer day. Retired in '97. Let's have a reunion.
Willis, RichardMM3Jun 1988 – 1990M DIV
Bartley, BoMM3Jun 13, 1988 – Mar 9, 1992MWas good while it last got to meet alot of good people often wonder what old friends are doing these days. as much as I wanted out of the navy I continued on with the WVANG just retired with 21 plus.
Good, JimHT2Oct 18, 1988 – Feb 18, 1992Repair
Martin, EricOS3Dec 1988 – Jun 1992OpsI was stationed on the Ponce from 1988 to 1992, got out and moved back to Denver, Colorado. Looking forward to reconnecting with shipmates, especially those in the Ops Department.
Paula, CesarBM3Dec 30, 1988 – Aug 1, 1992FirstIt was an honor serving on the Ponce. I am now married with children living in the DC Area, working for USPTO. I am still striving to serve the LORD and would love to hear from my buddies. cesarbpaula887@verizon.net

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