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USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3). 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 1358 crew members registered for the USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 – 1982 | 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 – 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Valdez, James R.1982 – 1984V-1Made second and third WestPac.
McBride, KevinMM31982 – 1985Made the WestPac tour and became a shellback. Worked for aft engine room and also handled a supply shop for aft engine room.
Stanford, JonathanGMG21982 – 1986Combat
Hoaglund, CraigE-31982 – 1982AIMDI was on the BW fro the 1982 Westpac. I was a Marine with the Cobra squadron from Camp Pendleton, so I worked in AIMD's electronic shop. I had a great time and I'd love to hear back from any of my shipmates.
Gilbert, Richard RichPH2 AW1982 – Apr 13, 1985OZ-PHOTOBawled like a baby-2 wespacs-the best of times-still love my ship-proud of her & those who were aboard-good friends-where's all the photomates?
Brough, AlanEM21982 – 1987EGREAT TOUR OF DUTY
Evans, Timothy J...TJDP31982 – 1984SUPPLYGreat Ship and Crew...Great times..i.e.1984 Westpac,,Infamous "mess deck victim" of 34 degree roll off Australia...Sad to miss decommissioning...Some of the happiest and fun times of my life...God Bless all those that served on it....TJ
Labumbard, Michaelab31982 –avation fuels
Brown, DanielEM31982 – 1984EngineeringI enjoyed my time on board the Belleau Wood. My chosen career served me well for the next 30 years in civilian life.
Cocozello, JerryBT3Jan 19, 1982 –engineeringSome of the best times of my life.All the traveling and all the people i met and friends i made.
Roose, RichHT3Feb 1982 – Apr 1985R
Neal, MikeASM-2Feb 1, 1982 – Jul 1, 1983AIMD / GSE
Pyke, John (Jp)EM2(SW)Feb 20, 1982 – Aug 26, 1986E and AGood times and better friends. I look back now and realize those were the days.....
Magnin, JasonBoatswain Mate First ClassMar 1, 1982 – Jul 1, 1982firstWas a great and awesome ship that should have survived allot longer than it did confused why it was turned into a reef not sure that the Navy could have made repairs Living in Sturgeon Bay, WI
Hancock (Flounder), FlynnE-3Mar 17, 1982 – Oct 2, 19852nd Div DeckSad to see her go. Part of me died when I saw the photos of her sinking. Love to hear from you guys!
Cryan, StevenDK2Apr 1982 – Nov 1, 1985S4
Storm, JeffABH-3Apr 5, 1982 – Apr 5, 1986V-3 DivisionGreat time while onboard. Got lucky and made 2 West-Pacs, Longbeach then 10 months in Bremerton.
Apostol, AndrewLAH-3Apr 15, 1982 – Sep 30, 1985S-2 & S-5GREAT SHIP, GREAT SHIPMATES, GREAT MEMORIES....
Apostol, AndrewMS1Apr 21, 1982 – Sep 15, 1986S-5Hello BELLEAUWOOD crew!!! Hope to see you in the next reunion!!!
Sadlowski, John (Ski)MMFNMay 1982 – Apr 1984MP AFTSAW PICS OF HER GOING DOWN OFF HAWAII SAD !!!
Schifano, PatrickQM2May 1, 1982 – Jun 1985NavigationLove the site miss the ship.
Henson, BrianEW2Jun 1982 – Jan 1985Operations (CIC)Very fond memories!! Sad to say, I just found out today she was on the bottom.
Cieslinski, Raymond R.MSGTJul 1982 – Dec 1984NLFSProud to have served with a great group of sailors on the best gator freighter in the Pacific. May the Belleau Wood and her crew always have fair winds and following seas.
Dearing, Maurice (Aka Reese)ASM2Jul 1982 – Oct 1985AIMD, IMO-4The best time I spent in the Navy (Barbers Point coming in at a close second!)!!! Definitely miss the WestPac's and comraderie. Maybe I'll make a Tiger Cruise soon. Fair Winds and Semper Fi.
Candelaria, Edgard A profile iconOS2(SW)Jul 1982 – Sep 1985OII'm very proud of having the honor to serve the US Navy and this wonderful ship from which I keep lots of unique memories. The Wood will live in my heart forever.
Jarnot, ScottHT2(SW)Jul 7, 1982 – Dec 15, 1985RJUST FOUND OUT SHE WAS SUNK AS ATARGET AND WOULD NOT GO DOWN 2 WEST PACS 3 SKIPPERS 2 OVER HAULS LONG BEACH /BREMERTON HOPE ALL ARE DOING WELL
Sloan, JerryABFJul 15, 1982 – Apr 6, 1986V-4
Gverovich, Scotte-3 BMJul 15, 1982 – Apr 15, 1986deck ape Hard Times GangOMG I had the best time on that ship. WEST PAC was a blast! The best memories of my life
Magnin, Jasonbm3Jul 15, 1982 – Jul 3, 1986first deckEnjoyed being part of the crew for four years, thought it was a nice ship to spend part of my career in the Navy. Part of Deck Department First Division, West Pacs 82 and 84, able to go alot of nice ports. Good S C
Giannini, PatrickOSSNAug 1982 – Oct 1984OIEnjoyed the NAvy life, but some of the people I served with made it a nightmare. Sad to see the Wood go out the way she did. I will miss her.
Pinkley, TaylorE-4Aug 1982 – Feb 1983Avionics HMA-169I just found out what happened to our ship. I can't believe how bumed out I am about it. Any body who served in HMA-169 from 1981-1984 and remembers me, drop me a line.
Sheridan, ChrisHM2 (SW)Aug 1982 – Mar 1986Medical
Brownlee, DuaneAC2Aug 1982 – Jul 1984OCMy best days in the USN were on the Belleau Wood. Enjoyed the ship's 2nd and 3rd deployments very much. Good memories that will last forever.
Sloan, JerryABF-3Aug 13, 1982 – Apr 6, 1986V-4
Hehling, ThomasAO3Aug 15, 1982 – Feb 22, 1986CSGWas onboard for two west-pacs.82-83 and 84.Was AWESOME!!! Worked Hard and Learned ALOT.
Cooper, Robert (Bitchinbob)ANAug 16, 1982 – May 18, 1985V-1To all my buds in the Air dept. who dragged my big ass back to the ship..thanks. Had a blast on my 2 west-pacs Got a bit bleary-eyed to see her sunk.To all who did the dragging I'd love to hear from you
Harvey, DaveAD2Aug 18, 1982 – Oct 12, 1985AIMD Maintenance and crewchief/ rescue swimmer for ships Helicopter, call sighn Devel Dog 000. On west pacs 1983 and 1984.
Leitholf, NormanSGT USMCAug 24, 1982 – Feb 24, 198331st MAUI just saw the photos of the SINKEX, and I cant believe how it effected me. The ol 'Devil Dog" took me to many different countries and gave a life time of memories. She even transformed me from a lowly Wog to Trusty Shellback.
Greene, BruceE-4Aug 24, 1982 – Jan 15, 1983HMM 262This was my first and last wespac that gave me the best memories with my boys from HMA169. Hard to believe it was 26 yrs ago.
Heart, Clifford profile iconSKSNSep 1982 – May 1985S-1 SupplyHad a blast while serving on her and the crew was great. I was saddened to see her decommissioned, and even sadder to see her sunk. I would like to get in contact with with old friends, send me a message.
Davis, KeithOS3(SW)Sep 1982 – Jan 8, 1986OIProud to serve on Belleau Wood. I was the 2nd E-3 to qualify ESWS onboard Belleau Wood in 1984 and had to wait untiul I was frocked to E-4 to be pinned. My last ship was USS TARAWA LHA-1 and I earned my EAWS. Retired in 2004.
Moravek, PeteABHSep 1982 – Oct 1985V1Never should have gone to shore duty. LHA3 was the place to be!
Hehling, ThomasAo3Sep 5, 1982 – Feb 22, 1986Combat systems gunsAwesome ship did 2 Westpac/Indian ocean cruises on her I grew up on her always remember everything about the ship from smells and sounds enjoyed my time on board
Murray, MitchFTM1Sep 29, 1982 – Oct 8, 1985CSM
Radcliffe, FrankDK3Oct 1982 – Jun 1985Disbursingthe good ole days
Novak, RustyRM1Oct 1, 1982 – Oct 1, 1986cr
Christopherson, Arthurabh-1Nov 1982 – Feb 1986V-3sorry to hear it sunk...was there 4 years keeping her afloat! fair wins and followind seas to all my shipmates
Nielsen, AnkerHT2Nov 22, 1982 – May 9, 1986RepairIt was a great ship with a great crew.
Justice, BradMM3Dec 1982 – Jun 1985MP Foward/ A GangStarted off in MP Foward then was moved to A gang. Had some good times aboard the Belleau Wood. Sad to see she became a reef.
Ryan, JayET2Dec 1982 – Sep 1987CSE
Makar, AndrewLTDec 20, 1982 – Mar 1, 1986CommunicationsIt was a great ship

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