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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 – 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
Earle, StevenOS31980 –OIPLankowner Gregg M, Randy J, contact me! 803 331-4260
Marshall, MikePR31980 – 1983AIMDNavy times that will live with me until I die. Constitutional Freedom
Bedell, BobOS21980 – 1983OIPlankowner Precom- 1983
Giustra, Sal " Boats"1ST CLASS -CHEIF1980 – 19841STPlankowner !!!!
Huddleston, FredAD21980 – 1982IMO2Left ship in PI after getting hurt on Grande Island. WEnt on to retire in 1994 as ADC AW
Richardson, CharlieBT21980 – 1983BHi I'm looking for people i served with, so anyone who remembers me please look me up. I have a lot of good memories from being on board the Peleliu.
Dickson, MichaelENFN1980 –AMichael Dickson, on board from 1980 to 81. I'm now a Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. I'm retired and well invested in Real Estate and are becoming a Real Estate Agent. Anyone out there remember?
Green, EdDS21980 – 1983CDLots of good memories onboard and many good shipmates I met while on tour
Bitts, Davidos11980 – 1983oiossn to os2
Blackk, BillMM31980 – May 31, 1981A DiV.Plank Owner Golden Shellback
Brown, SamuelBM31980 – 19822nd div.have always been proud of my time aboard the peleliu and was honored to pin my brothers chief pins on when he made chief while serving on her as well
Goode, RobertHT-11980 – 1985RepairIf I could have I proudly served aboard Peleliu an out 16 years and retired with at 30 years
Velasquez, TomQM 2Jan 1980 – Jul 25, 1981NAVIGATIONPLANKOWNER SERVED UNDER CAPT. T.P. SCOTT, AND CMDR CHIP BARBER. PLOTTED THE COURSE FOR SHIPS MAIDEN VOYAGE FROM MISSISSIPPI THRU THE DITCH TO OUR HOME PORT OF LONG BEACH. OH, I DIDN'T PLOT US TAKING OFF THE EAVES OF THE LOCK HOUSE IN THE CANAL.
Todd, StevenHT 3Jan 1980 – Sep 1981RBeing a plankowner I said goodbye to the whole crew while underway by flying off the ship with Marines from Tustin LTH. Being from Costa Mesa, I enjoyed being the "tour guide" for many fellow plankowners.
Teaman, Rick (Casual "t")HT 2Jan 1980 – Jul 1983RI was on Pelelui from precom in San Diego to my discharge in '83. Just wanted to see if any of my shipmates are around. Steve Baily, Mark Lafoon are you out there? Or anyother crew that might remember me.
Arceneaux, EricABH3Jan 1980 – Jul 1982V-1Some of the best times in my life was aboard this ship. I enjoyed the friendships and brotherhood that I still talk about today.
Hilton, MichaelBT3Jan 1, 1980 – Apr 27, 1981BI was part of the pre-commissioning detail I worked in the oil shack under Chief Cowfer I'm A plank owner and a shellback. I loved going through the Panama Canal that was the Greatest cruise.
McCoy, TommyBT-2Jan 1, 1980 – Jun 1, 1982EngineeringWhat a trip, had lots of great times, met lots go good people, still stay in contact with a few. Chief Holliday was the easiest Chief that I ever worked for, miss our time at Scott's Place.
Haynes, RonaldE-7/MACJan 30, 1980 – Apr 15, 1985X
Evans, TullieDP3Feb 1, 1980 – Aug 30, 1983OperationsPlank Owner - Of all the places I have gone and the things I have accomplished, these are the greatest of all. The friendships created there have left an indelable scar on my life. The best ship in the whole damn fleet. The USS Peleliu...
Johnson, Laryyen3Feb 1, 1980 – Jun 25, 1981APlank owner, A-gang, lots of good memories, god protected us through our time in service
Boyd, James ADT2Feb 12, 1980 – May 1983dentalplankowner -- medical/dental division. loved every minute of my tour.
Najera, RaulQMCFeb 12, 1980 – Jun 12, 1983navigationgreat time in precom fine chiefs mess precom date?
John Paine, JcRM3Mar 1980 – Jun 24, 1983Comm division, served under Lt Green. Mississippi was a trip. The canal was great, Long Beach was scuzzy back then. Hi Chris Terry, Dennis, Doug, Marlin, Cowboy, Joe McKee, Harry Cruz and all the Radioman who stood mid watch with me.
Waring, BenABH2Mar 1980 – Aug 1981V-1/Flight DeckPlank owner, The best ship I ever served on, and I was on three more before retiring, 2 of which were pre-com ships.
Reed, Bryan ET 2 E-5Mar 1980 – May 1984CEPank owner. is there anyone out there that still remembers P.A.R.T.
Bates, RobSK2Mar 1, 1980 – Feb 28, 1982SUPPLYBEST TIME OF MY LIFE-TO MY BOSS MASTERCHIEF DEMPSEY HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL. STEVE SVENSON SEE YA SOON. PLANKOWNER AND LOVED IT STILL HAVE MY PLAQES ON MY WALL AT HOME!!!
Langella, RichardMSSN-MS3Mar 6, 1980 – May 30, 1982supplyPlankowner I was on board for precom in Pascagoula MS, through our first westpac in 82. I was left in the philippines for discharge after meeting my 4 year naval term I was a cook with Ray Burns & Ken Mackenzie.Best time
Goetz, ThomasGMG2Mar 10, 1980 – Aug 8, 1981Electronis divisionI was a plank owner and a pollywog starting out. I also served on LHA-3. I was a Gunnersmate and thought this was the best time I had in the Navy. I would like plank owners to contact me.
Rivera, Angel R.EM3Mar 13, 1980 – Aug 31, 1981E DIVISIONPlank owner, Shell back. 27 year member IBEW LU 583
West, RobertRM2Mar 20, 1980 – Jul 17, 1983CR-DIV. RADIO
Cornelius, DennisRM2Apr 1980 – Jun 1984Communications
Carr, ChrisOS 2Apr 1980 – 1982cs1plank owner. great ship great crew. one of the best times of my life.
Terry, ChristopherRM3Apr 1980 –
Novak, MarkAT1Apr 1, 1980 – Jun 30, 1983IM3Plank Owner
Holliday, DavidBTCApr 4, 1980 – May 9, 1983MP
Knowles, LawrenceDS2Apr 7, 1980 – Oct 22, 1983Combat SystemsPlankowner - Balance Crew
Valdez, TomDS2Apr 7, 1980 – Dec 15, 1980Combat Systems3 1/2 years on borad, great time & stories I have told to my sons and family
Schulz, BillEN 4Apr 17, 1980 – Jan 17, 1983A divWorked in Eng shop and steam/ heat . still looking for dorsey olinger MM1 . great 1st west pac best time on my life . truly enjoyed the great grey tub peleliu. take care.
Nester, DavidGMG2-GMG1May 1980 – Jun 1982Ohhhhh what a crew! Had fun...hey to the gunners and FCs. Retired in 95 and lovin' Montana. Anyone had contact with EW2 Wille? GMC(SW)
Coleman, HarryPR-2May 1980 – Feb 1984AIMDI was 17 !/2 when I reported on board, I was the 2nd PR to get orders but first to report on board. First shipmate I saw when I reported was Chevy sitting on the floor playing his guitar. BEST SHIP EVER!
Shannon, Patrick / MikeEM3May 1, 1980 – Jun 1, 1987EThe first of the seven ships I was stationed on and the one that holds the most memories Would love to hear from any of the old crew from the rewind shop.
Firman, Rich profile iconRM2May 1, 1980 – Dec 19, 1983Radio
Quinto, BobbyEM3May 3, 1980 – May 10, 1982EBEST TIME IN MY FORMATIVE YEARS
Heard, WalterE-5/DP2May 3, 1980 – May 15, 1984ODThe years I spent on Peleliu were some of the best i had in my navy career. I made two WestPac and met friends that I still stay in contact with today 12/2006. Plank Owner
Mellet, Yves profile iconE2May 3, 1980 – Oct 29, 1982Deck,SupplyPlankowner. My friends were Dan English, Kenneth Yates, Brad, Smithy, Mike. I am living in Houston, TX. My PO was Guista.
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Johnson, MickeyHM1May 3, 1980 – Jun 1, 1983MEDICALWould love to be there now for Yoga in main medical.
Hannon, Ed profile iconHN while on board. Retired HMCS in 2001May 3, 1980 – Dec 1982MedicalThis time was the most rewarding time of my naval career. I served with some of the best. Plankowner.
Jarvi, PaulDS2May 8, 1980 – Sep 11, 1983CS3
Lofton, RickeyMM2May 16, 1980 – May 14, 1984MPPlankowner
Bandeko, MikeAD2Jun 1980 – May 1985IM-2 AIMD Best time of my Navy Career. Best Ship, Best Crew. Many Good Friends
Poblano, PhillipBM1Jun 1980 – Jun 19821st
Lacy, Kelly WRMSN - RM3Jun 15, 1980 – Jun 1983CommunicationsHello to all my RM buddies, From LT "Turtlehead" Green, to Ray Gaskins, Bobby West, CHris Terry, Guy Cowden, Scoggins, and the rest...please feel free to say HI
Roe, MikeAE1Jul 1980 – Oct 1983AIMDPLANKOWNER Enlisted Aircrewman. Flew SAR, mail delivery, Holy Helo and other tasks. Came from LHA3 to Peleliu.Helo maintenance was my responsibility also.
Roe, MikeJul 1980 – Oct 1983
Roe, MichaelAE1Jul 1980 – Oct 1983AIMDSHIPS UH1N HELO CREW
Coburn, GarySM1Jul 1, 1980 – Jul 1, 1983OCI WAS AN SM1 ONBOARD LOOKING FOR A FEW OLD SHIPMATES
Hill, ClintQM2Jul 17, 1980 – Apr 3, 1982NavigationFirst ship of my career and my only west coast tour. I enjoyed the time onboard and it was the foundation for the rest of my career in the amphib world.
Hanson, Mike/snapperE-4 HTSep 9, 1980 – Sep 9, 1984HTHi,Rick casual T, and to all of the HT division,pls. e-mail me. It has been so long,description of myself,probaly the smallest American to enter the Navy. No plumbing job I wouldn't tackle. Mike Hanson
Mann, DavidGMG2Sep 13, 1980 – Sep 7, 1983CG
Reese, Doug profile iconAK2Sep 15, 1980 – Oct 20, 1982SupplyHawaii, Rimpac, dry dock,first Westpac and becoming a Shellback. All good memories. Served with a great crew. I pray all are well. I went back to Iowa.Still enjoy the water but my boat is made of fiberglass.No haze gray.
Ursettie, JamesSK 3Oct 1980 – Oct 17, 1981Supply S-1
Bonham, John (Joebob)E4Nov 5, 1980 – Jul 27, 1984V-4Fun times. Met great people.
Vannatta, TroyABF3Nov 28, 1980 – Jul 24, 1984V-4I enjoyed my time on board.

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