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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
Harrell, RudyMM21981 – 1983MP/AFT ENGINE/FIRE ROOMIF YOU WERE NOT ON BOARD FOR THE FIRST WEST PAC YOU MISSED OUT.ACTIVATED BACK INTO RESERVES OCT 2001 TALK ABOUT LOYALITY.BEST SHIP IN THE NAVY,NEVER FORGET.HOLE SNIPES RULE.
Fuller, StevePH 31981 – 1985OZI served aboard from 81 to 85 in OZ div, I left active duty for my home town in Largo, Fl. where I still live today. I am looking for old crew members from OZ div
Pidcock, JamesIS11981 – 1983OZWAS STATIONED ON BOARD FOR 2 WESTPAC AND ENJOYED THE TOUR. GOT OUT IN 1988 AND MOVED TO CLEARWATER, FL. MEET STEVE FULLER WHILE LIVING THERE BUT LOST TOUCH. MOVED BACK TO TX IN 2006, HOW LIVING IN SAN ANGELO.
Neubarth, JosephLieutenant1981 – 1982Engineering Damage Control AssistantThe Peleliu was fun, and I enjoyed the Westpac and Indian ocean deployment. Fell in love with Perth Australia, but never moved there even though I have always wanted to. One of the men fell in love with a girl from there
Spicer, MarkAkaa1981 –SupplyHad a great time aboard the peleliu.
Keller, Jay profile iconEN21981 – 1985A gangThose were the days I enjoyed most in my life. Being an A gang member was tough but always rewarding, especially when I fixed the LCM 8 so it could enter the well deck. I also loved Subic Bay and all the countries visit
Russell, SamEN21981 – 1982Auxiliary
Roach, BobPH3Jan 1981 – Sep 1984OZI was a PH3 in OZ division for close to four years. Stayed in to retire as an ISC, and am currently in the State Department. Peleliu was my best duty station, by far. Would love to hear from any old shipmates, especially those from OZ div.
Murray, TorEW2Jan 2, 1981 – Oct 4, 1984CSAn experiance that will remain with me forever. I participated in the first two WestPacs and the work ups prior to and after both.
Lundberg, GustOS2Jan 3, 1981 – Feb 5, 1983OIIn the world that I am a part of these days many are surprised that I served, never mind that I had some of the best times of my life, with some of the best people. I went on to become a shaman, working with many world renowned visionaries.
Roberts, JohnMM3Feb 5, 1981 – Jul 14, 1984aft.eng.room / oil labEnjoyed it all.waiting for the reunion.when we all can get together again,& see what's up....
Hedleston, Bryan/hedSK2Mar 16, 1981 – Sep 15, 1986S-1Retired in 1999 SK1. This truly was the best ship in the Navy!!!
Paddock, Kurt profile iconEM3Mar 21, 1981 – Mar 23, 1985EngineeringMotor Rewind Shop to Distribution Shop..(WBS-Shop) Long Days - first on / last off, Great guys to serve with!! Engine Room Duty for two West-Pac Cruises and a Northern Pacific Cruise. Hooyah!
Clevenger, JohnnyABH3Apr 1981 – Feb 2, 1985Air V-1Realy enjoyed my time aboard. Made alot of good friends and enjoyed all the travel. Wish I had stayed in and made it a career.
O'Bryan, JerryPH2Apr 1981 – Nov 1985OZI remember the Big 5 as it was known back then. Served in the OZ division will a hell of a group. Remember visiting the island of Peleliu and taking pictures of the ship in front of the island.
France, Billos1Apr 1981 – Apr 1986csSome of the best five years of my life!
Lund, PeterBT3Apr 1, 1981 – Apr 29, 1984MPShe was a Fine Ship I miss Her and all the antics like when Stroup shut off the ovens because we didn't get cookies and old Mr Drexler having a shit fit
Kirchmeyer, DavidET2May 1981 – Oct 1985CEIt wasn't just a job. It was an adventure!
Ledbetter, LarrySR - BM2 (SW)Jun 1, 1981 – Jun 1, 2001Deck 1st-2nd-3rdWalking down the pier in Long beach thinking God this is a Big boat. A little E-1 out of San diego bootcamp. june 81- And 20 years later I retire on Peleliu june 2001 about 9 years on her. Peleliu will allways be in my heart thank you all:)
Taylor, JayMM2Jun 1, 1981 – Apr 1, 1985After engine room, Left command as After engine room supervisorLoved it. Would do it again. A lot of work, long hours, great friends. It did not take long for the Marines on board to figure out who controlled the ship, who could make it comfortable or not!
Craft, Eric E.O. S. 3Jul 30, 1981 – Oct 27, 1984O.I I remember the ride from Canada talk about rocken and rollen
Eastman, ArnieABH-3Aug 1981 – Jul 16, 1984V-3/ V-1I couldn't have asked for a better group.
Gornichec, ShaunBM3Aug 1981 – 19833rdLots of good memories,82 west pac was the best time of my life, wish i could have finished the the 2nd one as a shellback. stack,stucky,feilds,rymer,templeton you guys made my time an unforgettable experience..miss you guys
Kottenbrock, HalE-3Aug 20, 1981 – Feb 20, 19833rdHello all. It's been a lifetime & a half. Hope all is well. I'm doing well, actually better. E- mail me sometime. would like to connect. Shaun Gornichec and I have reconnected and are enjoying our new friendship.82 boat crew connect w/us if
Schulze, James SchulzeJAMES SCHULZEAug 22, 1981 – Aug 30, 2005MP After EngineroomWhen the smoke cleared there was only a few left standing. Three West Pacs, Three CO's, an XO who ended up on 60 Minutes busted for abandoning refugees. Doesn't get any better than that.
McDonnell, EdHM1Sep 1981 – Sep 1984HFond memories. Tend to block out any others. Retired in 1986
Hyde, AndyAG2Sep 22, 1981 – Mar 11, 1985OAWould like to hear from anyone who was aboard during my time period, esp. those in OPS dept.
Dobozy, Gerald JayE3Oct 18, 1981 – Oct 18, 1984V1THE BEST OF MY LIFE
Larson, DougDS1(SW)Dec 1981 – Nov 1986CEI made three Westpac during my time onboard the Peleliu. This was the best duty station of my 21 year career
Goodwin (Goody), BartSM/E-3Dec 1981 – 1983Deck Dept. 2nd Div.Hello to all my shipmates. I'd love to hear from Joe, Tom Astle and anybody else I was close to. I do, to this day, stay in touch with Bon Morrellos, Steve Zannon and from the Carrier Constellation Chris Morency.
Sims, DougAK2Dec 29, 1981 – May 9, 1985S-6This was my first ship and a great place to start my navy Carreer. Remember MACM Wallace. would like to hear from AK2 Rick Chambers
Gulick, RonSK11982 – 1984LPO S-1Made WESTPAC II - A Voyage To Peleliu Island. CO was Captain Karn. Great deployment. Retired in 1987 at Mayport Naval Station. Now live in Mesa Arizona.
Lund, Peter1982 – 1985BT3 miss all you guys where is all of the forward pitt I know BTCS Holiday retired to subic bay where is every one else
Thompson, JohnABF3Jan 1982 – Jan 1986V4Had great times abroad the USS Peleliu. A great group of America's
Shever, RichBT3Jan 27, 1982 – Aug 26, 1985MP AFT ENGINEROOM & OIL/WATER LAB
Luna, ChrisMS3Feb 1, 1982 – Nov 10, 1985S2
Lane, TravisAO2Feb 10, 1982 – May 10, 1984Combat SystemsWhat a ship. Robert Hish, if you are out there - e-mail me.
Lane, TravisAO2Feb 12, 1982 – May 12, 1984Combat SystemsIt was a great ship and crew. Robert Hish... If you are out there, e-mail me. Work number is (678) 686-1385.
Tison, DannoSM1Feb 20, 1982 – Oct 5, 1985CSSigs were the best
Ward, Christopher profile iconMS3Apr 15, 1982 – Nov 23, 1985Food Services DivisionI served 1982 - 1985. Highlights: Deperm, 3 WestPacs, Exercise in the Aleutians, Refugee Rescue in the South China Sea, and a memorable, historical visit to the Island of Peleliu to honor the marines who died there.
Garrett, CarlE-3Apr 22, 1982 – May 5, 1983ASMy division that I worked with was a awesome division.
O'neill, William/billDP2May 24, 1982 – Aug 15, 1984ODGreat times on the first two WESTPAC's. Met some great people. Would love to take a TIGER CRUISE.
Hopkins, TristamAC3Jun 1982 – Sep 1984OperationsAnybody remember the wave/storm that caved in the bow coming back from Alaska. Or the fire that almost got out of control? West pac was awesome.
Spain, CraigE5Jun 16, 1982 – Aug 20, 1985AIMD OIL LABI enjoyed the cruz, seen the world, remember me . I made the cover of surface warfar mag 1977, while onboard the USS GUAM LPH9.
Faulkner, RobertMM3Jul 1982 – Apr 1985MForward Engine Room and Shaft Alley. Served with Lt. Drexler and best bunch of Snipes I ever met.
Stange, DavidMMCMJul 9, 1982 – Aug 20, 1987MP, Assault Systems, AuxiliaryLeading Chief, Main Control 1983-1984 Leading Chief Assault Systems Division 1984-1987 Pit snipes & "A" Gangers RULE!! Guido Balian was a dick! Loved the weapons handling & loading. Long days & nights & the best guys
Cunningham, ChuckPRANJul 15, 1982 – Jul 15, 1984AIMDBest ship and best Navy in the world, wish I would have known how lucky I was back then.
Hunter, JeffPN2Jul 20, 1982 – Jul 15, 1985Admin/PersonnelDidn't know it then, but being on PELELIU was the time of my life!! Left navy in 1992 and live in North Carolina. Admin guys-get in touch with me!
Barajas, Felipe profile iconBT3Sep 1982 – Apr 1983MP DivisionMet my first MMs who thought they were big poops that were nuclear flunkies; most of them got popped on urine tests. My time on the Peleliu (7 months) prepared me for the Wasp. Taken of the ship after an injury playing racquetball.
Belanger, Joeboiler operator 2nd classSep 1, 1982 – Sep 1, 1985engineering main propulsionhi my fellow plankowers and all aboard now, want to say hi and enjoy your time on this great ship if you remember me you can emailme at txxjoe2004@yahoo.com thanks and be safe
Wolfe, MikeLTSep 7, 1982 – Jun 6, 1986A Gang/GunsWhat a tour! Sailors were men. We had .45s, jeeps, 5 inch guns, steel pot helmets, and could smoke inside.
Lee, JackBMCSSep 20, 1982 – Sep 19, 19863rdStill in the best Navy in the world, 29 years
Johnson, Jesse (Jj)MMCSOct 16, 1982 – Jul 17, 1990Aux-EngineeringThis was my growing up ship. I spent almost eight year on the old lady. I had all kind of time on her, but I walked away as better sailor and man. I met lot of good/bad sailors. I will always remember MACM Tommy Wallace.

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