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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 1353 crew members registered for the USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 – 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
Rinehart, LeeAMH-31983 – 1986AIMDI did the 1984 westpac with the boat, then we went to Bremerton for overhaul at PSNS in 1985. Re-enlisted in reserve in 2007, now HT1.
Clark, StevenFN31983 – 1985Fwd Eng.......I won the king Neptunes Beauty contest in second place for his Princess during initiation west pac 83 Also ships basketball team undefeated west pac 83 Top Gunny was a great coach....... lol I did have nice legs back then!
Mueller, Kenneth "doc"HM11983 –Surgical Support 13My father always had nothing but fond memories of this ship as well as the Crew. He passed away on 3/13/08.
White, Markenfn1983 – 1983A-DivHow are all you guys doing? I'm glad i wasn't the only one who didn't know they sunk her. Sad so sad. Looking for Ronnie Brown, Woody and Frank Wing.
Balash, Jeff (Animal)DPSN1983 – 1985SupplyGreat ship, Great Crew. Glad I enlisted instead of going to college. Got paid to see the world, learn a trade and learn to drink. Went to places people pay BIG BUCKS to see. What could be better?
Thies, Wildmansh31983 – 1985supplyHi Gary did you know dana longnecker?
Raymond, GaryEN3 1983 – 1985A GangI was assigned to the Shit Hot Engine Shop and also the AC and R shop . The Yard time in Long Beach yielded some rocking road trips . US Festival and a San Bernardino Mountains party .
McKamie, RamonAO1(AW)1983 – 1986WeaponsMy biggest memories are when we left San Diego in the mid 80's to go up to Bremerton for overhaul. We were demonstrating our 20mm guns when the one I was firing had a round explode and I had to get flown off ship to SF
Jakubowicz, Jakemm21983 – 1986m division
Vida, LeomscJan 1983 – Sep 1989S-2 divisionI enjoyed my six years on board the Belleau wood, I have some goodtimes during the deployment esp. in subic bay. I missed all my good homeboys, goodtime in puket thailand, honkong, and singapore.
O'Neill, RoryE-4/BT3Jan 1983 – Jan 1986B Division
Jones, Kevin profile iconMM3Jan 1983 – Jun 1986MPFLots fun times with a great group of guys. Wish I would have stayed in.
Klein, KenPH2(AW)Jan 1, 1983 – Jan 1, 1987OZTo this day I still have dreams about being onboard...its weird. Feel free to contact me if we served together. From West pac to Bremerton GREAT MEMORIES took me a week to stomach the way she went down www.skylightphotography.com email
Seger, DavidE 4Jan 1, 1983 – Jan 1, 1987Aviation Structual MechanicI started my duty on the flight deck of this beauty of a ship. I enjoyed my stay and am grateful to have served with such great men! I hope to hear from many of you.
Klein, KenPH2 (AW)Jan 10, 1983 – Jan 10, 1987OZTo the land of OZ members. We decked the halls Xmas eve and went through the yards from Long Beach To Bremerton...but the WEST PAC was worth it!! I'd like to hear from my fellow shipmates and photomates www.skylightphotography.com
Chasteen, TerryYNSAFeb 13, 1983 – Jun 17, 1986ADMIN
Oury, PaulDP3Feb 20, 1983 – Jul 22, 1986SupplyThis is the ship where I learned to be a geek, and it has servered me well ever since. Sad to see her go.
Schultz, ChrisNCCM(SW)Mar 1983 – Mar 1986AdminCame aboard as NCCS. Selected for NCCM and Command Master Chief. Best tour of duty I ever had in the U. S. Navy. My ship went to Davy Jones' Locker. Damn near broke my heart Shipmates.
Wallace, BrianMMFNApr 1983 – Jun 1985MP aftI miss the stand in line and telling bad jokes,contests we use to have...LOL
Beaudette, Mike (Frenchie Or Betty)EM3May 1983 – Aug 1985
Justice, DavidAD1/ACMay 1, 1983 – Aug 1, 1987AIMD IMO2 / wc 350Had some good times and some bad times. I don't miss the food and the smells. I miss the people... I retired as a C-130 FE at VXE-6 in 95.
Sweeney, RichBM3May 10, 1983 – Jun 24, 1986DeckMore fun then I ever expected. It was like highschool, only with more booze.
Jones, Joeye-4May 13, 1983 – Aug 23, 1986vco-3 hanger bayhad alote of good people on that boat made 2 west pacs
Zebell, Steve E3 ANMay 15, 1983 – Oct 20, 1984V1 Flyl Fly2WESTPAC. I left B.W. in '84 after a motorcycle crash, went to Coronado beach, then over to the USS Okinawa til '87
Washburn, RalphOS3Jun 1983 – Aug 1986OII disliked the Navy during my time of enlistment. I now look back on it fondly remembering good people and good times.
Lemick, DarylHM3Jun 1983 – Sep 1986Medical
Evans, RickAC3Jun 1, 1983 – Jun 1, 1986OCExcited to get there, couldn't wait to leave, sad to see it sunk. Had some good laughs with you. Where are you Runyon, Strohecker, Trinidad, Caplinger, Byrnes, Hanna, Brownlee. rick@friendlyfences.com
Washburn, RalphOS3Jun 1, 1983 – Jun 1, 1986OIHad a blast during my enlistment. Looking to hear from old shipmates to hear what they've been up to.
Evans, RickAC3Jun 1, 1983 – Jun 1, 1986OCSorry to see it sunk.
Stanford, JonGMG2Jun 4, 1983 – May 31, 1986Combat SystemsGreat Duty and a good way to spend 3 years and see the world. All shipmates were a blast and lord knows we pushed the limits more that a few times in the Philippines and other ports of call. "At least what I remember". Thanks for the tim
Blackston, JamesYN3Jun 7, 1983 – Jan 1984X-Div
Henault, GaryAK2(AW)Jun 10, 1983 – Mar 16, 1987Supply S-1 & AIMDOnboard from 83 to 87 working for Supply Dept then AIMD. Two Westpacs and two yard periods. The ship was crisis management from reveilee to taps yet it had some really good people both Officer and enlisted and I could never understand why.
Wallace, JamesDT2(SW)Jul 1983 – Jul 1986DentalI had a great time during the 84 cruise, especially in PI.
Connelly, SkatesSM3Jul 1983 – Sep 16, 1985CommsI miss the old PI. when Marcos was the boss. 3 stops in the PI and I'd fall in love all over again. To SM1 DYE please reply. Keep it safe gents. <S>
Minter, William profile iconPR1 (AW)Jul 1983 – Dec 1985AIMDGreat ship and crew. I ran the AIMD Paraloft until the ship went into the yards at Bremerton and I retired in December 1985. Now retired the second time after working 23 years for the V.A. hospital in Jackson, MS.
Levasseur, BudEM2Jul 1, 1983 – Oct 15, 1988EMany great people on the Wood. Great times. Feel free to contact me.
Trenda, Alan profile iconOS3Jul 18, 1983 – Oct 1, 1985OIThe Belleau Wood was my second ship. The first was the USS Hull DD-945 it was decommissioned while I was serving so I was reassigned to the Belleau Wood.
Ambat, DennisDT2Jul 18, 1983 – Jun 10, 1985DENTAL
Walton, RandyIC3Sep 1983 – 1987EWish I could go back and do it all over again.To all the friends I Knew back then, I am glad I had the chance to know you and wish I could find you to say hellow. Thanks
Ballard, RichardBM3Sep 4, 1983 – Jan 10, 1985DeckAre there any Deck Apes out there. West Pac 84 was greatest time!
Pratt, JamesE4Sep 9, 1983 – Sep 9, 1987deckIt was very good and I wouldn't trade those times for anything and we had the crew to have....I'm proud to have served with such great men and I will really miss the ole gal. take care fellas..jp
Vasquez, DanielRMCOct 1983 – Mar 1987CR/CMD Career Counselor/ESOWestpac Jan-Jul 1984 and Jan-Mar 1987 Trnsferred to Guam
Staufenberg, James Or JimE3 - ATANOct 15, 1983 – Jun 21, 1985AIMD -Avionics ShopI jioned her in Long Beach, Brought her home to San Dog. Sea Trials then left on her third deployment - I called it a pleasure cruise ( PI 3x) - We left in 1/84 for WESTPAC - home port 7/84- Harrier OPS 9/84- out of navy in Bremerton 6/85
Glidewell, Frank3Nov 1983 – Dec 1986
Mullen, TomBM3Nov 1983 – Sep 19851st, 2ndThat was a great time onboard the BW. West-pac 84. Hats off to the spray team. What a great time on the wing walls. Sad to see her go. Its better to go to the bottom than be cut up by torches. Fair winds and Following Seas ol' Devil Dog.
Greenwood, JamesEM-2Nov 1983 – Apr 1987MOTOR REWIND
Daisy, OrobiaNCONov 2, 1983 – Nov 12, 1985westpac 84
Thompson, Frankabh2Nov 14, 1983 – Jun 15, 1987v1had a great time on that ship
Greenwood, James profile icon  NEWEM2Nov 14, 1983 – Apr 14, 1987ENG.Great time, west pack 1984
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Burleson, Bruce profile iconSK2Dec 1983 – Nov 1989S-1
Lubstorf, KimFCCSDec 20, 1983 – Nov 1, 1986CSF - FoxOne of the best tours I ever had. Outstanding ship and crew! Broke my heart to see her sunk, but it was more fitting than to see her rot in a salvage yard. She lies in the Pacific where she'd served for so many great years.

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