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USS Peleliu (LHA 5) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Peleliu (LHA 5). 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 632 crew members registered for the USS Peleliu (LHA 5).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1979 | 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1997 | 1998 – 2000 | 2001 – 2004 | 2005 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Mangdou, LeeBM 2Jan 12, 1090 – Jul 3, 1994FirstI am from the part of Western Pacific which the USS Peleliu was namesaked. My 4 years on board the awesome vessel will live me forever.With 2 WestPacs and 1 major overhaul, I had experienced just about anything the Navy had to offer. Good Bye Peleliu
Washington, PhillipSEAMAN RECRUIT THRU BM3Aug 11, 1384 – Oct 14, 19862nd deck THIS WAS MY FIRST COMMAND, DIDN'T KNOW IT WOULD BE ONE OF MY BEST EXPERENCE. I SERVE WITH LEDBETTER IN DECK DEPART. REMEMBER BM1 ORTIZ. OR LOPEZ. WAS MEDICAL RETIRED AS A BM2
Baker, David RMM3Oct 1977 – May 1979forward engine roomIt been a long time but the main memories and fantastic workcenters and friends made will always be with me. Will always be proud to be a plankowner.
Root, RobertMSSN1979 – 1984supplystill cooking working on the water still great times in the pi austrailia and thailand
Newton, KenEN21979 – 1981EAO2Plankowner - Great experience, Great friends
Belanger, JosephBT21979 –propulsionaft engine room plankowner
Sims, ScottIC21979 – 1983MP, then EPlankowner, also lost a finger in accident in main control while at GQ in high seas off the coast of Alaska. Would love to hear from old friends.
Garvin, JimDP31979 – 1982OperationHello to All.
Ruzzi, Johnem31979 – 1981Electricians shopPlank Owner. Ok wheres all the old Buds. Scott, Fred, Dan and all the rest ? Whats been happening? Lets try and get in touch. Fisherman1623@yahoo.com.
Schultz, Chuck/ DutchBT1979 – 1983MP
Lopez, FrancisFeb 1, 1979 – Feb 1, 1981AIROPSGREAT SHIP, GREAT PORTS, WEST PAC THE BEST.
Garvin, JimDP3Feb 15, 1979 – Feb 24, 1983OperationPlankowner,,, was thinking about the ship cause now I have a brother of a son's wife.
Dempsey, Jack A.SKCS/SKCMMar 1979 – Jul 1983S-1Precomm, Plankowner
Chevalier, Michael "Chevy" profile iconAZ2Mar 1979 – Apr 1, 1984Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD)Best of shipmates and memories, a great character builder for me! Orders to PreComm/Commissioning Crew late '78. Crossed Panama Canal & Equator for Shellback - May,1980. http://www.facebook.com/michael.m.chevaier
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Bivens, Arthur (Goat) profile iconENC SWMar 1, 1979 – Oct 1, 1981A DivisionI think about our time on the LHA-5 alot would like to hear from you all. goat011@msn.com
Harding, DougSM3May 3, 1979 – Sep 17, 1982SignalmenAwesome experience, good times.
Richards, JohnABF-1Jun 1979 – Jul 1986V-4A great time in my life
Olivarez, Chris Dk1 OlyDk2Jun 3, 1979 – Apr 3, 1980S4Was a plank owner looking for old shipmates
Owings, BillmmcmJul 1979 – Mar 1985mpHi all retired in San Diego see chief Holiday regularly contact chief Wallace and tby Milmine once in awhile
Richmond, JonMR3 RichmondAug 1, 1979 – Aug 19, 1982engineeringPlankowner Flying squad good tmes
Yco, MarEM1Aug 25, 1979 – Oct 3, 1983EE04Plankowner, member of the skeleton crew and helped design the ship's logo (pinoys should notice the resemblance to our watawat). Had a lot of fun and still miss the good times.
Weyrauch, MichaelEN1/SSSep 7, 1979 – Mar 6, 1981APrecomm in SD to commissioning in MS, then to Long Beach. EAO2 work center LPO. Made chief in June 1980. Frocked Dec 1980, left in March of 1981 for SS 580. Order of the Ditch, Shell Back on board.
Ramos, VenancioMSCSOct 1979 – May 1983S2/S-5 DivisionHad a challenging but rewarding task during pre-com. Crew were "handpicked" and the best! More power to the USS Peleliu crew...past , present, and future.
Seim, StephenCDROct 15, 1979 – Jun 15, 1983
Svenson, Stephen J.OS2Nov 1979 – Jun 1983OIPlankowner
Svenson, SteveOS2Nov 1979 – Jun 1983OII joined the Ship's crew when we were in San Diego for pre commissioning. My memories of those days up until I walked off the quarter deck for the last time in 1983 will never fade. Best time of my entire life.
Wood, EdBM#Nov 1979 – Aug 19822ndThis ship was a blast to be a part of. I was on the commissioning crew. There was a lot of good times durung my time on the ship.
Mullendore, PaulEW1/EWCNov 1979 – Jun 1981CI - Plankowner LPO/LCPOPeleliu was the last of a troika. I was a Plankowner on LHA-1 and LHA-3 as well. Member of initial class of CPOs initiated on Peleliu. Precomm assignments probably contributed to CWO2 Elec Tech advancement in '89.
Knutson, William (Bill)PH2Nov 1979 – 1982OPSFIRST PHOTOGRAPHER ON BOARD. HER AND STAYED IN CA FOR A FEW YEARS AND THEN MOVED BACK TO MN WHERE I LIVE NOW. STILL CRUISE BUT NOT HAZE GRAY.
Rick, WardE5Nov 1979 – Jun 1983CSJust wondering if anyone was still around.
Beck, JimABF-2Nov 1, 1979 – May 1, 1983Fuels-GrapesBest time in my life, really miss alot of the people i met during precom, remember the time on the Tarawa, then the move to Pascagula for commissioning. I should of stayed in. email me at jbeck308@yahoo.com
Walker, DennisMS-1Nov 10, 1979 – Nov 1, 1983S-5looking for some of my navy buds that served with me on the PELILIU that are plank owners like my self BM3 Jim Bagnell and ASKC Robert Donahue
Dimmitt, Duaine / DwSH2Nov 15, 1979 – May 15, 1981SUPPLYPLANKOWNER! SAILED OUT OF MISSISSIPPI & TO THE EQUATOR. (SHELLBACK) ONE OF THE FINEST SHIPS I WAS EVER ON.
Gernand, John (Black Cloud)CDRNov 15, 1979 – Dec 18, 1981Signals/Legal/OODPrecom/Plankowner. Great Ship, wardroom and crew. CAPT T.P. Scott was the Best. I owe him everything for getting me into Naval Aviation. Will always have fond memories of my time on Peleliu.
Yost, FredericEN2Nov 16, 1979 – Aug 10, 1981AuxiliaryPlankowner,Shellback,Order of the Ditch,A-gang all the guys in the EAO2, good times in Long Beach Newton,Fletcher,Devine,James,Ruzzi. where you guys at??.Great times in port and at sea. 'A great time in life'..'A great Ship'
Phillips, JimmyABHANNov 28, 1979 – Jun 1, 1982V-1 Flight deck Fly 2Plankowner.I was the 206th sailor enlisted and still remember the good times.The panama canal and shellback and Subic Bay were great.I was a yellow shirt and was in movie The Winds of War.Remember that
Burns, DavidSH3Nov 29, 1979 – Nov 13, 1982SupplyThe best time of my life! Plankowner.
Williams, WillieE-3Nov 30, 1979 – Jul 19, 1982Deck DivisionRetired
Godfrey, DavidAG2Dec 1979 – Jun 1984OA (Weather Guessers)Plankowner. I went on to retire as an AGC. Peleliu was the BEST assignment I ever had. 20 knot Scott & WestPac 81, it don't get better than that. WestPac 83-84 was almost as good.
Watson, RoderickET3Dec 1979 – Sep 1984CEPlank Owner
Svenson, Steve / Baby HueyOS2Dec 1979 – Jun 19, 1983OIMY SERVICE IN THE NAVY MADE ME THE MAN I AM TODAY. I MADE MANY GOOD FRIENDS AND BROTHERS. I HAVE NEVER HAD ONE MOMENTS REGRET FOR MY DECISION TO SERVE OR MY TIME SPENT ON THAT GLORIOUS LADY.
Fortunato, PaulAG2Dec 9, 1979 – Sep 9, 1982OAPLANKOWNER-With 20 Knot Scott and a great bunch of guys! Some of the best times in my life!! Proud to have served on Peleliu! Started the Peleliu Scuba Club. 1st Weatherman on Crews News & 1st Fathometer Reader. The boat was a beauty! Pax Out!
Persechino, FredDT2Dec 15, 1979 – May 12, 1982DentalPlankowner --Great Ship, good memories.

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