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USS Saipan (LHA 2) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Saipan (LHA 2). 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 1290 crew members registered for the USS Saipan (LHA 2).

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NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
McGinty, WilliamMM30000 – Mar 20, 2007MPA & OIL LABHAD A GREAT TIME AND MADE ALOT OF FRIENDS. WOULD HAVE STAYED BUT SHE LEFT. CAN STILL CONTACT ME AT WMCGINTY@WINDSTREAM.NET
Rowley, JohnnyMS 1Jan 8, 1972 – 1975MS
Hilliker, FrancisHT11974 –RCame on in October the year before commissioning and remain till her first deployment
Hilliker, FrancisHT1Aug 15, 1974 – Nov 28, 1977Rcame on prior to commissioning and left after arrival in Norfolk after first cruise
Lockwood, Michael JohnIC2 COMMUNICATIONS1976 – 1980Seeking memories about my brother, Mike LockwoodMy brother was on board the USS Saipan. He joined the Navy in 1975 so I figure sometime between 1976-1980. I have photos of him and the crew, basketball team and fellow Shipmates. http://michael-lockwood.memory-of.com for more info
Singer, RaymondRMCS1976 – 1979ocI retired from the navy March 1993 with rank/rate RMCS. My naval career before USS Saipan was aboard USS Albany CG 10 with tours aboard USS Concord AFS 5 and USS Cliffton Sprague FG 16.
Svitak, Raymond Takht21976 – 1976R DIVWOOD LIKE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ALL ISHIPMATE THAT FEEL THE SAME LET TALK
Leposa, TomEM3Feb 12, 1976 – Feb 12, 1980E DivisionPlankowner some best years of my life lot good times lot great friends
Shay, DonaldHT3Apr 1, 1976 – May 1, 1980RepairJust wanted to see if anyone from the old days is still out there, Hawver, Turk Ratliff, Fass, Ritchie any HT that was on board from 76-80 or anyone that knew me, Best time of my life, didn't know it then. PEACE
Adams, RickySKJun 1976 –Shipkeeper
Craig, JeffEM2Sep 1976 – Aug 1980EngineeringPlank Owner
Sutliff, JohnEM3Sep 14, 1976 – Aug 28, 1980E
Winkler, BruceOS2Oct 1976 – Oct 1980Plankowner
Brady, John A.BT31977 – Aug 1980BPlankowner
Kavanagh, ColemanLTJG1977 – 1979OI & OWPlankowner, EW Officer
Sessamen, BobMM21977 – Feb 18, 1980MPPlankowner Worked in the aft fireroom under BTC Beau and BTC Reed. Anyone out there from that time frame?
Shelnutt, MarkABH-21977 – 1981V-1I was a Plank Owner, Blue Nose and Shell back. I also worked in Crash and Salvage.and stayed on board until 1981. I miss you guys, where are you.
Cianci, PerryIC21977 – Jul 1980IC GANG EPLANKOWNER Remember the commissioning. helo trip to mt. in Denmark on N. At. cruise. Eng. Holland, Haiti, Gitmo. Smash tugs at pier. Very first light off in engine room. Many hrs. lived and worked on that ship. Shame she's decommissione
Meritt, JamesENS & JG AT THE TIME, NOW RETIRED AS LCDR1977 – 1979Comm (CMS & Signals)Precomm Training Officer, Plankowner - CMS & Signals
Glover, MichaelLT1977 – 1980A EngineeringPlank Owner, (One of notorious Ice cream "bandits"...along with Larry Danko, Ken Leonard, and Gary Watkins...Earned Surface Warfare Designator...retired as CDR...
Hawver, GaryHTFNHT31977 – 1981R
Fisher, DaveCDR1977 – Jun 1979Air DepartmentAir Boss. Precom through June 1979
Pesaturo, Jim3rd class petty officer1977 – 1980hanger deck & flight deck
Mike Burns, BurnseySH21977 – Dec 1980S3Plankowner- Poker in print shop Nester - Goldie retiered from U.S. Air Force 2002 - RIP PO Carl Reil
Falcaro, SteveEm21977 – Aug 1980Assault DivisionPlankowner,Elevator Troll,Stern Gate,Personnel Elevator,Cargo Elevator Machinery rooms.Gitmo,Haiti,North Atlantic,Blue Nose (and other body parts) Fiords of Norway. Playing Soccer against Royal Marines & getting creamed
Bicknell, PaulHM31977 – 1980MedicalProud to have served on LHA-2.
Trujillo, BobDT31977 – 1979dentalSome great memories,both on the ship, and also at the precom barracks in pascagoula,miss all my buddies!
Whetzell, Tommie (Tk)IC31977 – 1979E-DivPre-comm/ Plankowner. Great memories, would like to reconnect with some of the IC-Gang
Gates, JohnSKC1977 – 1979S1Plankowner
Schwanda, BruceMajorJan 1977 – Jun 1979Air OperationsHad a great tour, great crew, Superb CO and XO. I retired as a Colonel now living in Merritt Island, FL.
Tom Lindemann, TomDS3Jan 1, 1977 – Jun 1, 1979OEFond memories!
Emery, ScottDP2Jan 3, 1977 – Nov 24, 1981ODPlank owner. It was a great four years. Navy, then collage, now I work for the Army, still in computers.
Adams, RickE-4 SK3Jan 5, 1977 – Oct 23, 1980s-1storekeeper and loved it. those were the days
Riley, MartinMMCJan 15, 1977 – Dec 22, 1982MPI was the last plankowner to actually be transferred from Saipan
Adams, RickE-4Feb 1977 – Oct 1979S-1sure would like to hear from some storekeepers and shipservicemen. what a great time
Kilpatrick, WillisYN3Feb 6, 1977 – Oct 8, 1978x
Smith, WilliamE2Mar 1977 – Feb 14, 1980A-GangI remember being in the shipyard in Passagoula also a original PLANKOWNER we were in MIssisippi for months before heading to Norfolk. We need to get a reunion going for Plankowners.Also rember when we got blown away from our dock.
Hubert, DaveBT1/NC1Mar 1977 – Aug 1980X/NI was the ships 3-M coordinator. Converted to NC and went on to recruiting duty in Buffalo. Finally retired in 1994 as a NCCM. Saipan was one of my best tours.
Morgan, DaveRM2Mar 1977 – Nov 1980radio teletype communicationsOriginal plankowner from Norfolk precomm, went to Pascagoula 2 months before comm for prep. Gitmo, NY, England, Portugal, Kenya (where I got off), know me? LAPIDARYDAVE@GMAIL.COM
Hartley, RichardE-3Mar 9, 1977 – Mar 9, 1981
Seaburg, Warren SeabatOSSNMar 14, 1977 – Nov 15, 1982OIPLANKOWNER. Formed the first ships band Any Port in a Storm. Realized that I should be playing music instead of looking at radar. Maiden voyage 30ft swells hitting the flag bridge.arrrrr! learned from lousy mistakes and unforgiving friends
Elstad, AlanQM3Mar 15, 1977 – Dec 23, 1980NAVIGATIONPLANKOWNER-I THINK OF MY DAYS ABOARD THE SAIPAN ALL THE TIME EVEN AFTER ALL THESE YEARS. I REGRET NOT STAYING FOR 20. HAD SOME GOOD TIMES WITH A GROUP OF GREAT SHIPMATES. RATLIFF WAS THE FIRST SHIPMATE I BONDED WITH, LEPPER I MISS MOST.
Kruse, MarkREAR ADMIRALMar 23, 1977 – Mar 23, 1981SUPPLYWouldn't trade those days back for anything. I believe that I was with the best guys in my division. We had a riot! If any of those guys would know me; they would know what I was talking about. PLANK OWNER
Dubuc, MikeBM3Apr 1977 – Dec 9, 19791 proud plank owner,go gator navy,haze gray and underway
Miller, PhilipET3Apr 1977 – Dec 1979OEPlankowner (Retired as ETC in GLakes, IL). Duty days were boring till we blocked the tugs. I stopped saying "bored" after that!!
Johnson, SteveAG1Apr 1977 – Apr 1980OAPre-comm, wet t-shirt contests at the Fiesta, at sea, flight ops, good buds, & a few beers!
Trotter, PatrickE3Apr 1977 – Jun 1978sh
Malik, Jimmm2Apr 1977 – Oct 3, 1981Main Engine roomNever forget Bulldog Maxie, Hole Snipes, The things we got away with, the things we got caught doing, President Reagan,
O'sullivan, PatrickPC2Apr 5, 1977 – Dec 20, 1979XPLANK OWNER First postal clerk.
Ratliff, S. JayHT3/HT2May 1977 – Apr 1980RPlank owner. Capt Fred Johnston first CO.CMDR EE White XO Lt Noah DCA. Master Chief Machinist Mate Burke designed the ships insignia. This was my finest tour of duty in the Navy. Gator Navy, wish I could do it again.
Reed, JimMay 1977 – Dec 1979Intell Data SystemsPlankowner
Runge, JohnOS-2May 1977 – Oct 25, 1980OIPlankowner
Goldthorpe, Robertli3May 1977 – Feb 1980xworked in the print shop with hutch,daggit.,hortenstein
Raska, JamesABH/DM striker E3May 8, 1977 – Feb 5, 1980avation/ecutive I drew the commissioning book cover so if anybody has a copy.raskafineart@gmail.com (plankowner)
Riley, MartinMMCMay 10, 1977 – Nov 12, 1982MPMade Chief on Saipan in 1980. By the time I left I was the Chief for both main spaces.
Aboud, Edabh3May 18, 1977 – Feb 14, 1980V-1 Crash & SalvagePre com and Plankowner
Russell, SteveHTFNJun 1977 – Nov 1978Repair Remember good times in Mississippi, Mt.Charliesand Tak and Haver
Harvey, TomAIRMANJun 1977 – Jun 1979V3Plankowner
Ignaszak, Ron IggyE-4Jun 1977 – Jul 1979v-4plankowner e-mail me at rignaszak@yahoo.com
Scaggs, Lloyd/tomABFANJun 1977 – Jul 1979V-4Plank owner, Was the first aboard. Started in Norfolk as pre commissioning party. Then to Ingalls. I severed with a great group of guys until eos in July 1979 Looking forward to contact, call 352 598 9418 or lloydscaggs@cox.net
Conley, ThomasMMFNJun 1977 – Jun 1978MPlankowner
Cogan, JohnSH2Jun 1977 – Feb 1981S-3Filled vending machines w/Ron Botelho, ran geedunk& Ship's Store& worked in S-3 office under flight deck aft. Part of "500 Mile" Running Club. Organized 2nd 10k run in Gitmo in 79?. Where's SHC Madigan,LTjg Windsor,etc?
Bentfeld, William (Tom)GMG1/GMGCJun 1977 – Sep 1979FOXPlankower and very proud to have been on the ship
Jones, WalterSM2Jun 1, 1977 – Jan 15, 1981CSPlankowner.
Hall, Robert / BobE-5 / AMS-2Jun 1, 1977 – May 11, 1981AIMDWorked in the aft of the Ship across from The Jet Shop. Plankowner, Bluenose, Shellback. Tombstone built his scooter at GSE and sand blasted the heads in the Airframes Shop.
Newell, PaulDP2/DP1Jun 1, 1977 – Aug 1980OZPlank Owner - (Retired August 1999 as CWO4) first sea duty - made many friends - best command. OZ Division was a blast. Later Assigned to LHA5 & CVN69
Sullivan, TomMM3Jun 3, 1977 – Oct 1980APlankowner - GET A COMB, CHATTERING RELAY, BLUE SMOKE AND FLAMES
Mayor, TonyABH3Jun 5, 1977 – Feb 6, 1980V-4, V-3, V-1I was a Plankowner, Wats up you bunch of squids!? My First ship, and had the time of my life. I remember crawling down a scuttle what seemed to be 7 levels down to the JP5 pump room...AND NO PAPERS!!! BOSUN HERE!!!
Walls, William (Bill)MS3Jun 6, 1977 – Jun 25, 1981s-2 and s-3part of org. crew....jad a blast in fort lauderdale england spain. blue nose and shell back were cool as well
Hirsh, MikeMM2Jun 15, 1977 – Dec 15, 1980MP..fwd. eng. rm.Plankowner with GREAT BUDS!.pier incid. gtmo. ...Nogal. kostares, kurtz. riley,maxi-,malik,pitsy,sess...back in in'86 and just retired as UTC w/22yrs.did tours in Iraq n Afghan. miss all yunz squids..take care..1/2013
Nave, DanEM3Jun 19, 1977 – Jun 19, 1979E DivisionPlank Owner Still remember all of the good times from time served aboard her. Alot of good friends that I would love to see again. Was sorry to hear of her decommissioning.
Sheridan, SteveAIRMANJun 25, 1977 – Sep 29, 1978AIMDPascagoola, GITMO, New York city. I hated it then but look back fondly on my days abord the Saipan. I worked in the jet shop at the back end of the habgar deck. Sorry to hear the old gal is out of service.
Meece, TerryLHA2Jun 26, 1977 – Jul 21, 1980BOSENMATEPLANKOWNER
Hawver, GaryHT3Jul 1977 – 1981RPlankowner Remeber Mt. Charlies, Paskagoola, MS
Sylvester, John , JesEN2Jul 1977 – Dec 11, 1978A GangHello fellow plankowners. We need a reunion, it's been almost 30 years since we commissioned Saipan. Worked with some great officers, chiefs and enlisted men. Remember the morning we blew away from the pier at NOB and trapped all the tugs!
Patrick, Jackie DwayneSAJul 1977 – Oct 1978Deck 1stWas Plank owner.Now wish I had stayed in till retirement
Hendrickson, Bobabh-2Jul 1977 – Sep 1978V-1Plankowner- Great to see some of you guys registered. I remember the time well. Pascagoula The Tiki Lounge, Mt. Charlies. Gitmo, NYC. Nice memories, great bunch of guys. Ralphie, Nutt, Charlie, hope you guys are well
Jackson, GaryRm3Jul 1977 – Feb 1981CommunicationsPlankowner
Norwood, KevinDS2Jul 1977 – Sep 1979OE
Prudhomme, RichardE6/SM1Jul 1977 – Aug 1982CommunicationsI am a plank owner I was part of precom in Pascagoula MS
Hutchins, RickyLI2Jul 1, 1977 – Feb 21, 1981xwould like to talk to long lost friends &crew of a great ship. rember HAITI Portsmouth England &&&&&& crossing the EQUATOR??????????????????????? so much fun long gone. would love to do it all over again. anyone know Aaron Cast
Swimeley, JackDS2Jul 1, 1977 – Jul 27, 1979OEPlank Owner
Holbert, JohnE-3Jul 6, 1977 – Apr 6, 1980A-divisionHey whats up people? Long time no see. What happened to all of us?
Porwitzky, ThomasETR-3Jul 7, 1977 – Feb 2, 1979OEPRE-COMM Plankowner
Doane, EdDS2Jul 8, 1977 – May 15, 1981OEEngland, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Africa, Haita and Cuba were the highlights, but the friendships forged were the best! Saipan taught me so much. I miss her.
Lewis, Danrm2Jul 10, 1977 – Oct 14, 1979communicationsRetired att....enjoying life. Plankowner
Stewart, DonHT2Jul 10, 1977 – Aug 10, 1980RepairI am looking for all my men of ER01 and ER02 back in the late 70s
Koperstynski, Charlie (Ski)Cgms2Jul 15, 1977 – Jun 15, 1979supplygood times
Sylvester, JesEN2Jul 16, 1977 – Dec 11, 1978A
Sylvester, John E. IIIEN2Aug 1977 – Dec 1978APlankowner
Sutliff, John T.EM3Aug 1977 – Aug 1980EPlankowner
Richardson, JimOSSNAug 1977 – Dec 1978OIPlankowner and original member of the cat walk detail with Stevie and Little Tommie.
Jones, AntoineDP2Aug 1977 – Sep 1980ODPlank Owner - While clearly not knowing it then, but it turns out to be one of the most rewarding periods of my life. I made and miss a great number of friends during my first and only Ship assignment during my 5 1/2 years of active duty.
Nowicki, DonABH2/LPOAug 1977 – Sep 1978V-1 Crash & SalvagePlank Owner (Ya right, it?s an aluminum flight deck) First "SANE" crewmember to ride the ?RAMPS? on my skateboard. Looking for fellow shipmates.
Brooks, Kevin "Mel"OS2Aug 1977 – Aug 25, 1980OIPlankowner - departed the ship the day they were leaving on first Med cruise.
Ramsay, RickOS1Aug 1977 – Jun 1980OIPLANKOWNER
Boyd, JohnE-4Aug 1977 – Sep 1979SupplyI bet many of you plankowners got a haircut from me or the barbers that worked for me. I was at one time the master barber for Capt. Blunt. Any storekeepers or ship servicemen out there? Rick, Carl, Kevin???
Weiksner, SteveIC2Aug 1977 – Aug 1980ERemembing Chief Smith and IC1 Jester. Remember going dead in the water off Cuba? Plankowner
Casey, KevinIC2Aug 1977 – Aug 1980Plank Owner. Remembering the "Tug Pier Damage".
Lanham, MikeBM1Aug 1977 – Oct 19781stPlankowner
Spivey, Donald ( Dude )IC 2Aug 1977 – May 1979E - IC GANGWILL NEVER FORGET GOING ALOFT WITH STEVE WEIKSNER IN FEB. WITH THE WIND BLOWING RETREIVING THE BIRD FOR P.M. WE WERE DRESSED IN ARTIC GESR AND NEARLY BLACKED OUT DUE TO THE COLD. ALSO THE UNDERWAY FLAME OUT CAUSING THE SHIP TO REALLY TILT.
Grudzinski, Leo M. (Ski)BM2Aug 1977 – Apr 1982Deck 1St.plank owner We all did something special contact me BM1SKIRET@aol.com
McIntyre, BillENSAug 1977 – Aug 1981Repair OfficerPlankowner, Repair Officer, Assistant to Lt Noah DCA, retired LCDR, CEC
Nocera, RalphABH3Aug 1977 – Apr 27, 1980V-1Plank owner, Still here in CT. rockin & rollin. I'd like to hear from you guys! Anyone remember Chief Barber?See ya. Email me at,Rano913@cox.net
Sydow, GeraldHTFA/HT2Aug 1977 – Nov 1980plankowner. one of the most memorable duty stations ever a part of. good shipmates and challenges. would do it again in a moment.
Duquette, Philip profile iconMM1Aug 1977 – Oct 15, 1982A-GANG(October 1982) Transferred to NDCTC Philadelphia PA
Shook, TerryHMCAug 1977 – Sep 1980MPlankowner
Frye, JackAZ3Aug 1977 – Mar 1979AIMDPlankowner
Richard, CharlesAG3Aug 1977 – Mar 1980V-1 and OAPlank Owner. V-1 Flight Deck Blue Shirt. Stern Elevator Operator. Struck for Aerographer's Mate in OA Division.
Creek, Jim profile iconDS2Aug 1977 – Aug 1979OEPLANKOWNER... Arrived in Pascagoula, MS... Lot's of 'Gitmo time doing qualifications. Was in the Data Systems group. Bitched about being there at the time, but what's the saying? "A bitchin sailor is a happy sailor?". JC
Delesdernier, MarkABHANAug 1977 – Apr 1979V-3 First command and part of the pre-commissioning crew.
Cage, CharlesFROCKED TO E-5Aug 8, 1977 – Aug 25, 1980IC gangPlank Owner Loved seeing the old guys Steve & Kevin wish I could see y'all again. Cianci can't forget you also Jester & Chief Smith London was great so was Amsterdam
Hilliard, RickEM3Aug 11, 1977 – Feb 15, 1980EPLANKOWNER GREAT TIMES, GREAT FRIENDS,GREAT FAMILY ( E-DIVISION) UNFORGETTABLE TIME! Wish I could go back and change my decision on Feb 15, 1980
Thesing, ChuckASH2Aug 14, 1977 – Apr 29, 1980AIMD/GSE 3 trips to GITMO North Atlantic cruise Lots of time in the yards
Grady, Michael Eric (Tombstone)ASE-2Aug 15, 1977 – Feb 26, 1981Aviation Ground Support ElectricianI missed the ship in Mississippi but cought her when she got to Virginia. Part of the original crew.
Jackson, David WABF3Aug 15, 1977 – May 2, 1980V4Plank Owner, first North Atlantic cruise, member order of the blue nose. Seems we spent more time in the ship yards than underway.
Young, FredBM2Aug 15, 1977 – Dec 20, 19801stPlankowner
Porterfield, Mike "bones"BM2Aug 15, 1977 – Aug 4, 19802ndPlankowner
Jackson, DavidABF3Aug 15, 1977 – May 2, 1980
Lepper, AlanQM 3Aug 15, 1977 – Mar 5, 1981NavigationPlank owner, Still have fond memories of the crew and the Ports we visited.
Tock, RandyAIRMANAug 17, 1977 – May 28, 1981v-3plankowner
Meisel, MarkET2Aug 20, 1977 – Jan 12, 1981OELoved the med cruises, and the trip to Mombasa, Kenya. Haiti was interesting, but I have no overwhelming desire to ever go back...... I played with various incarnations of the ships band (Any Port In A Storm).
Efferson, Michaelms3Aug 24, 1977 – Mar 22, 1981s-2
Munjas, Bob "moon"BT2Sep 1977 – Jun 1981MPworked in the aft engine room,a member of the pre com crew.Heard the ship was being decomm in April is anyone going?
Williams, Charlie/willABH2Sep 1977 – Jan 15, 1980V-1I am a plankowner. Had a great time serving aboard new prototype of warship, in which we spent a lot of time trying to learn how to operate it. We got lost around many buoys during those days:)
Ellerbee, Carey profile iconABF3Sep 1, 1977 – Feb 28, 1980V-4Plankowner, Served from Sept. '77 til Feb. '80. I miss all my Brothers In Arms & Where's all the Fuel Rats? Contact me careyellerbee@yahoo.com
Weyer, Harlan J.QM2Sep 3, 1977 – Jun 18, 1981Navigation
Hill, George C.ACCSSep 10, 1977 – Aug 30, 1978OCOperations Department Special Assistant Spec. Ops. Co-ordinator - HDC Supervisor - Data Bank Co-ordinator - PLANKOWNER - Retired CWO3
Milligan, Garye-3Sep 17, 1977 – Feb 21, 1980deck div 1looking to see if anybody I know from my time aboard the ship
Taylor, Jonathan (Johnny Eagle)AW1 (SW)Sep 25, 1977 – Apr 10, 1979V-1 Elevator OperatorI enjoyed my time on the Saipan and wish I could have gone to the decommissioning as I was plank owner. I lost all my stuff in a divorce and have nothing to remember her by.
Griffin, Michael GriffABF-2Oct 1977 – Oct 1979V-4Precom crew member. Times were tough but we all made it. Saipan is a great ship. I would love to visit again one day. I wonder if I will be invited to do so. :-)
Ehinger, DanEM2Oct 1977 –EPlank Owners Son Spencer Ehinger/ I went to the Decommissioning and met the few from E div it was an honor and pleasure to be aboard her. I am creating a powerpoint to my AFJROTC project contact me for more into.
Silva, "fast" FredAMH 3Oct 1977 – May 1981AIMDPLANKOWNER , BLUENOSE, SHELLBACK GREAT TIMES , WITH SOME GREAT FRIENDS . HAD LOTS OF FUN TIMES OVERSEAS . HELLO AIMD HANG.
Silva, FredAMH 3Oct 1977 – May 1981AIMDPLANKOWNER
Bond, RussellEN2Oct 1, 1977 – Jul 20, 1980A-GangPlankowner. A/C & R
Alto, AlanDP2Oct 1, 1977 – Aug 20, 1980ODStarted my Navy career on Siapan. One of the most memorable ships. Sad to see her go.
Decker, DeanE-4Oct 1, 1977 – May 10, 1980AIMDOriginal Ships Company/Plank Owner
Kilpatrick, TerryEN-2Oct 12, 1977 – Oct 18, 1980a-gangStill alive at 52. What ever happened to carl reil,the ship is now razor blades. I remember when we were at gitmo the shore patrol visited engineering berthing and almost never made it out again..
Patten, KenAG2Oct 14, 1977 – Aug 19, 1979OA
Salazar, Emmanuel R. (Sal)EM3Oct 15, 1977 – Jul 8, 1980EPlankowner
Weber, ThomasFTG2Oct 15, 1977 – Sep 15, 1979Second
Stilley, SteveOSSNOct 15, 1977 – Jun 30, 1979OIPlankowner, the memories. Gator in the lake,PungoPungo, 3 balards and 9 cleats, Jim, Rick, Tacy, Mel, Charone, Chief and Howe and so many more
Cooney, KevinFTG2Oct 15, 1977 – Feb 28, 1980FoxDamn! They scrapped her! Great Ship,Great Crew. Dennis King, Webber, Bradford, Richer, Lang, The Simmons boys, Betz and Rogers. All the guys in 1st, 2nd, F &G div. Hope all is well!!!!
Chizek, Chez profile iconht3Oct 17, 1977 – Sep 22, 1979Rwill always` remember mississippi and all the great friends & times we had there
Ehinger, DanEM 3Oct 22, 1977 – Sep 1980EPlank Owners Son Spencer Ehinger
Anderson, Paul R.AK2Nov 1977 – Oct 1981S-6Plankowner
Ponder, Lebon Anthony /tonyASMANNov 1977 – Dec 15, 1978AIMD/GSEMissed her in Miss. joined her in Norfolk. Ft.Lauderdale, Gitmo's 6.2 mile run, harbor fest in N.Y.C. 4th of July 1978, Norfolk shipyard and then home to Fla.
Miles, MarkFTM3Nov 1977 – Feb 1980Fox DivisionMy first ship. Missed being a plankowner by 2 weeks. Great ship, good crew. For the record, Saipan was not commissioned with the RAM and CIWS. She had two BPDMS launchers plus 5 inch guns. I was a BPDMS tech.
Andrews, TimEN4Nov 1, 1977 – Nov 1980A GangThanks to all that I served with. Thanks to Phil D for showing me the ropes.
Smith, LyleAD1Nov 16, 1977 – Dec 10, 1980AIMD Attached to ships UH1N

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