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USS Essex (LHD 2) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2). 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 420 crew members registered for the USS Essex (LHD 2).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1991 | 1992 | 1993 – 1995 | 1996 – 1998 | 1999 – 2000 | 2001 – 2003 | 2004 – 2005 | 2006 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Zagar, MattE-4Jan 5, 1199 – Jun 2, 2000
Enriquez, Jorge / SuaveMM21990 – 1995A Gang / P2Plankowner / 1st A Gang Crew...Tim Roberts' bad eye, Gaulrap's dreams of flying, the broken ass elevators, slave labor, drunk-at-muster Williams, Mateyka's Alabama woman....good times..
Sidders, TimothyEM2Jan 10, 1990 – May 14, 1994ERembering the GOOD old times
Haney, David S.ETJan 30, 1990 – Aug 15, 1995lankowner. Thanks to ET1 Gardner for the lessons in life and for having my back. I use your management philosophy every day. Email me at stlbluzz02@yahoo.com if you ever see this!
Kenyon, GeraldDP2Feb 4, 1990 – Sep 10, 1994INTEL*PLANKOWNER*..REMEMBERING ALL THE GOOD AND BAD TIMES....LOST ALL MY ESSEX STUFF IN AN APARTMENT FLOOD..NOW LIVING IN DE SOTO TEXAS.. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM MY OLD MATES.
Moore, AlanRMSNJul 15, 1990 – Oct 11, 1993CommunicationsJust want to say had a great time being a Plank-owner and will never forget my time and as CAPT Berg said (ALL THIS AND A PAYCHECK TOO) and hope to see some of you in the Essex Association.
Murphy, BradETJul 26, 1990 – Mar 18, 1994Combat SystemsPlankowner/Instigator. Hi all, I fit in much better in civilian life. Many thanks to all those who looked the other way when I threw a tantrum, but I have to tell you you were wrong about it "not being pretty out there".
Kinley, CaseyOS2Dec 1990 – Jan 1995OIPLANK OWNER,SHELLBACK AND TRACK DADDY. RIGGS IS A HOMO
Selman, AndyMM21991 – 1996P-2Nucleus Crew. Plankowner. Hi yall. Would like to hear from anyone.
Birchenough, JosephPN21991 – 1994admin
Forsythe, JacksonMS 31991 – Aug 5, 1995Supply (plankowner)It was a great expereance. Any one that remembers me please e-mail. All this and pay to.
Bennett, JasonLT1991 – 1994First andGreat ship. Proud to be a plank owner. Capt. Berg was great, Cassidy was not so great. Hope everyone is doing well. Drop me a line sometime.
Briggs, JimMM31991 – 1993a-gangprecom plankowner got of the iron gator right before 1st west pac should have extended for the trip. if anyone knows how to reach MM3 Gilbert let me know. e-mail at jimanddawnbriggs@wmconect.com
Ronovech, BrianOSSN1991 – 1994OII regret to this day how I got out, but it was the most important experience of my life.
Francois, TroyE5/AG1991 – 1995OAHad a great time. Made some goods friends. Some of us get together on the 4th of July. Any interested, shoot me an email.
Johnson, PaulOS31991 – 1995OIOh yeah. It's me, the first Wog Queen. Plankowner/Shellback/Ditchdigger. We did it all. Still married to Jennifer, 2 boys, 2 college degrees. Thanks for the school money and the memoires. And all those Tijuana nights.Loved it all!
Covey, DeanET21991 – 1993Combat SystemsPre Comm thru the Ditch to Commissioning Left during the yards
Young, Scott profile iconBT31991 – 1993B-DivisionPlankowner. Pre-com. We had the best crew and the best moral. Engineering stuck together. Always first on and last off. remember the canal, set a guiness record I think. Go Shellback 81% 30w 18 sept. 1992. Oil Lab.
Bevis, DanielAT11991 – 1993AIMDI am a plank owner.
Wolff, JohnDS21991 – Sep 1995CDPRE-COM, BUILDERS TRIALS, HURRICANE ANDREW, COMMISSIONING, PLANKOWNER, ORDER OF THE DITCH, SHELLBACK, WEST PAC. Looking back on some of the best years of my life. Not just shipmates, but family.
Gallagher, Ray MooseE-31991 – 1994Aimd
Gilbert, RichardMM21991 – 1996A-div/P-1
Szulist, Donald/zooE-9/BTCM(SW)1991 – Jan 31, 1994P1Plankowner-Was aboard when the inside of the ship was all primer green, lights were strung with extension cords, and there were holes in the deck everywhere. I observed the first time fires were lit in the boiler.
Brueggemann, RobertMSSA / MSSN ? MS31991 – 1992S-5Plankowner Great Command All this and pay too!!
Sparks, John "Mike"CWO31991 – 1993Combat SystemsPlank Owner. ALL THIS AND PAY TOO! Who said that?
Cano, CarlosASAN1991 – 1993Av SupportI am a plank owner, part of the first crew.
Corcoran, DavidOS-21991 – 1995OIPlankowner, Ditch Digger, Shellback.. Had a great time and made some good friends.
Reeves, DariusHM2(SW/AW)Jan 1991 – Sep 1994MEDICALTo all of my former shipmates "All this and pay too!!"(Capt. Berg). Came across this site hoping to visit the ship while in San Diego this coming July, 2008. Plankowner/Shellback now living in NYC arresting illegals for DHS-ICE. GO ESSEX!
Sandberg, JasonE-4/ABHJan 2, 1991 – May 25, 1995V-3Plank owner, so many memories some good some bad, but if I could do it again I would.
Fletcher, AndrewFCCS (SW)Feb 1991 – 1994CFPRECOM
Radmer, PaulSM1Mar 1991 – Nov 19930CPlankowner, had fun putting it together for u 2 enjoy. Give me a yell in Bakersfield, Ca. sm1rad@sbcglobal.net
Riley, DavidBT1(SW)Mar 5, 1991 – Jul 1, 1994MP1 & A Divoriginal Nucleus Crew, arrived in Pascagoula, MS July 1991 left jul '94 for SIMA SD in ABC Shop. Retired August 30 1996 As a BT1(SW)
Trevino, MarkABHMar 7, 1991 – Jul 15, 1995Air/V3PLANK OWNER!!!
Mendoza, JorgeE-3Mar 13, 1991 – Jul 17, 1994airmanwas a plank owner on the uss essex
Trujillo, Nick/treOS3Mar 19, 1991 – Mar 19, 1995OPERATIONSPLANKOWNER/SHELLBACK/DITCHDIGGER ASST SURFACE SUP ALONG WITH MY BUDDY PAUL J OG WOG QUEEN. STILL LOOKING 4 THAT OLD NO STUFF TAKING LPO JIMMY REY LEWIS TO SAY THANKS I PRACTICE YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS EVERYDAY AT THE VA
Hankins, ShaneET2Apr 1, 1991 – May 1, 1996Combat SystemsPlankowner: Loved my time on the ship and ofter think back on the many friends I had. It is one of the best times of my life.
Corcoran, DaveOS2Jun 1991 – Dec 1994OIPlankowner... Ditchdigger....Shellback. david.v.corcoran@idearc.com
Iams, RodneyEM2Jun 1991 – Oct 1994Plankowner. Great ship, great crew. What's up to the Engineering softball team + BM3 K.G.
Thompson, Gary profile iconMM3Jul 1991 – Sep 1997P-2 / EA05 / EA03This is Twig, the best throttleman that served on an LHD. Believe it or not I retire HYT 2015 as an MMC. Some didn't think that would make it past 4yrs and I'm ending at 24.
Walker, DavidMM2Jul 12, 1991 – Sep 18, 1994MThat was a really great softball team and great friends. If you want to contact me 501-352-6017.
Peterson, Eric "Pete"ABF3Jul 14, 1991 – Sep 1995V-4No 2 on the hull but second to none...that got old quick..Fastest 4 years of my life and some of the funnest. Met some good guys during my time and miss them a lot. If I never smell JP-5 again it would be to soon.
Williams, Duane / KoolaidMSSN Aug 21, 1991 – Aug 23, 1995S-2happy to be out AND NOT COOKING
Gaulrapp, JeffMM2Sep 1991 – Dec 1995A-Gang / Hydraulic ShopDid they ever fix those broken-ass elevators? Scuba diving with Ivy and Gilbert, drinking Red Dog with Snow, Mateka's yellow 442, Collins and the blues, old ass Buckler, Enriquez's turkey dinner. So much more. Thanks for the memories
Bergold, JamieMM2Sep 10, 1991 – Jul 19, 1994P-2
Vittetow, DonE-5/CTR2Sep 19, 1991 – May 7, 1995OSPlank owner. Great ship! Great "maiden" deployment!
Schasteen, KevinMM2(SW)Oct 1, 1991 – Apr 20, 1994P-1,A
Thomas, MartinCTR2Oct 1, 1991 – Apr 1, 1995OS
Brennen, GeneFC2Oct 1, 1991 – Dec 1, 1995CFThe Stressex. Good people and some good times.
Lake, Dereck0SSNOct 7, 1991 – Jun 3, 1993OIPlankowner/Ditchdigger/Shellback. Made OS2 first increment, but was busted down while waiting for the results.
Crews, RobertBM 3Oct 20, 1991 – Oct 20, 1995 hello deck dept.
Bennett, MattE4/RM3Nov 24, 1991 – Sep 25, 1995CommunicationsPlankowner
Crabtree, Robert D.HM2Nov 30, 1991 – Jun 11, 1995medPlankowner from Ingall's through westpac #1
Hood, JeffreyAviation Boatswains Mate Third ClassNov 30, 1991 – Aug 27, 1995Air departmenrEnjoyed my time on board was pre commission crew and plank owner very proud to be apart of the Essex
Harrison, Ryan C.BM3Dec 1991 – Jul 19951stPlankowner..1st WestPac I had a lot of good times on this ship!!!!
Avila, RickABH3Dec 1991 – Oct 1994AviationPlankowner...Shellback
Foster, DaveDT3Dec 1991 – Apr 1994Dental
Kline, TroyE6 / MS1 (SW)Dec 1991 – Apr 1996S2
Kunze, Leon profile iconABHARDec 1991 – Dec 1995V-1Part of the original loading /precommissing crew came aboard as a ABHAR. This ship and crew shaped me.
Adams, MarkOS3Dec 1, 1991 – Mar 14, 1993Operations
Martinez, CarlosMS3Dec 10, 1991 – Feb 22, 1993SUPPLYONE OF THE ORIGINAL PLANKOWNERS/SHELLBACKS.. EEERRRRR
Rosborough, Dee RoseOS3Dec 10, 1991 – Jun 22, 1994OperationsGood times on yaght. Had hella fun. shouts go out to my friends in deck, ops and supply.
Lyday, RonBT1Dec 10, 1991 – Aug 1, 1996P1
Krause, DanaDP2Dec 13, 1991 – Jun 6, 1996Supply - S7Plankowner - Maiden Cruise - San Diego
Donahue, WilliamEM3Dec 19, 1991 – Mar 8, 1995ESnipes Plus softball and " my buddy Rod ......... IAMS!!!"
Cain, SeanDC2Dec 20, 1991 – Jul 16, 1996RPlankowner, Loved the ship great times and ports. Served with HT1 Hutch (Bake Shop) who is also on this list.
Barker, TroySK1Dec 27, 1991 – Apr 5, 1996S-1 and S-8Remember......."All this and pay too, whoooo !!!"
Johnson, DavidMM2(SW)Dec 27, 1991 – Oct 15, 1993P-2Plankowner, Shellback. Had a great time.
Cripps, DanielMSSNDec 30, 1991 – Aug 23, 1995S-2Also one of the original Plankowners. Had a great time,mayby too much so. Now I am in the Coast Guard, and loving life
Cripps, DanielMSSN E-3Dec 30, 1991 – Aug 23, 1995Supply/s-2Plankowner on LHD-2 All this and pay too, wooo. Lil Duce Coupe. Got out just after first west pac in 1995. Now joined the Coast Guard in 2001. Loving every minute of that. Been Stationed in Cape May NJ ever since.

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