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USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). 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 1080 crew members registered for the USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 – 2000 | 2001 – 2003 | 2004 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Workman, SkateRM31971 – 1973CommI was not a good sailor. I didn't play well with others, etc. I was #7 on the 1st Navy Wide Operation Golden Flow. Hey, Benjy Phenis! Remember the yellow Malibu in Hawaii? hahahahah
Ruxton, TobinDP 31971 – 1975IntelligenceShort period of my life, everlasting memories of difficult times overcome by the great crew and best of friends. The laughter we shared will always be in my thoughts. You will not be forgotten.
Brown, Richard "Dick"PN21971 – Jan 1973Administration/PersonnelGreat memories of San Diego and the WestPac cruise. Great group of guys in the Admin office.
Holloway, DaveETN31971 –OE Division
Henderson, PhillipMM21971 – 1975M
Turpin, Stephenfm1971 – 1974b divJust found out that the USS BLUE RIDGE has been added to the list of VA disability compensation benefits for eligible Veterans for diseases resulting from exposure to Agent Orange
Repotski, Gerard C.RM2Mar 1971 – Oct 1971COMPHIBPAC Staff
Bull, JayETN3Mar 1, 1971 – May 10, 1975Ops/OEAM WORKING NOW AS A BOARD CERTIFIED RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST WITH PROFESSIONAL PORTABLE XRAY IN EDINA MINNESOTA. WILL DO THIS UNTIL I RETIRE AT AGE 62...ONLY 4.5 YEARS NOW. LOTS OF GREAT MEMORIES FROM BR. MISS THOSE DAYS BUT CANT GO BACK.
Wooley, James (Jim)YN3Mar 21, 1971 – Aug 1, 1972Admin and Operations
Vincent, GaryRM3Apr 1971 – Sep 4, 1974CommunicationsBlue Ridge homeport was San Diego, I made two WESTPAC cruises
Cronkright, Craig / AceBT3Apr 21, 1971 – Aug 4, 1974B
Vincent, GaryRMSNMay 1971 – Sep 1974Communications Always wondered what happened to my friend Jeff Dunn. I have been living in central Florida for the last 20 years working at Kennedy Space Center. Motorcycling and sailing keeps me alive!
Harvey, JamesSNMay 1971 – Aug 1973Deck - 2nd, Med StrikerMissed the So Am cruise. Came abd from Boot in May of 1971. 72 and the 73 WestPacs. Shellback. Assigned to Deck-worked for BM1 Stewart/BMCS Majeski. In '73 struck for HM. EOS Newport, RI to NR in Feb '75. Ret in '99.
Pacheco, Prado John profile iconSAMay 2, 1971 – Feb 2, 19731st DivisionWent on 1st West Pac to Vietnam, 1972. Was Champion Golden Glove Boxer from Colorado. Was assigned to 1st Division as Deck Ape
Robertson, William (Robby)ETN2Jun 1971 – Jul 1974OPS/OEI worked in Transmitter room 1 on the old vacuum tube transmitters and all sorts of pneutonators,tricicators and ball bearing rectifiers
Robertson, William (Robby)ETN2Jun 1971 – Jul 1974OPS/OEI worked in Transmitter room 1 on the old vacuum tube transmitters and all sorts of pneutonators,tricicators and ball bearing rectifiers
Carey, RobertRM3-RM2Jun 1971 – Aug 1973Circuit ControlIt's been a long and winding road = BS, MBA, PhD. Married, divorced, widowed, 3 kids, 3 grandkids. Changed careers a few times. Now live in Texas. Lost track of everyone. Would like to hear from those RM's from 1st & 2nd westpac.
Ames, Rusty profile iconRM2Jun 1971 – Sep 1972CRFirst WESTPAC, Shellback, Tiger Island, White Beach x6, Singapore, Guam refueling fiasco, President Thieu mix up. Fond memories of hard work with great people. Ranching and relaxing in North Texas.
Maw, Robert profile iconETN2Jul 5, 1971 – Sep 26, 1974OPS/OEWorked with transmitter and receiver systems. I am now a TV broadcasting engineer. I work at WYFF-TV in Greenville, SC. I maintain the high power UHF transmitters that provide over the air reception of DTV.
Rupright, Michael W.RDSN/OS3Jul 15, 1971 – May 17, 1973OIBlue Ridge was my fourth ship. Came from 2 destoryers and a PG. Went on to many more and retired a MRC(SW) January 1998. Now work in Law Enforcement in Florida.
Ruane, RickSK3Aug 1971 – Aug 1973S-1Quit sending boots down to GSK for 50' of chow line
Vertin, MarcRM 3Aug 1971 – Apr 1973CommunicationsMade First West Pac
Vertin, Marc profile iconRM3Aug 1971 – 1973Communications First Westpac, Vietnam, Tiger island. Worked in message center and control.
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Mercer, Herbert (Frank) profile iconBM2Aug 1971 – 19731stAssigned to 1st div.. Worked with Henderson, Sugarbear
Russo, VinceETR@Aug 14, 1971 – Dec 23, 1975OPS/ OEI worked on radars, primarily the SPS 40A in Radar Room 1. Have many memories of 3 cruises including the Vietnam Evacuation. Have many friends from those times
Entwistle, GeorgeRD/OS2Sep 29, 1971 – Jan 30, 1975OICrossed the Pacific 5 times aboard Blue Ridge on it's 1st 3 West Pac's. Departed BR in Okinawa Jan 30, 75. Good memories of friends long ago.
Deaver, JamesHTFN (DCCS retired)Oct 1971 – Jan 1973R DivisionFirst ship out of A school; First WestPac; A lot of great memories.
Bodaly, DavidSF3/DM2Oct 10, 1971 – Mar 15, 1974R/ X-2I NEVER REALIZED WHERE MY NAVY EXPERIENCE WOULD TAKE ME. IT GOT A GOOD START HERE.
Wright, BoydBT3Nov 1971 – Jul 10, 1973BIt was always hot down in the hole. Even with the BUD. sign on D.A. tank.
Rosenthal, Michael / RosyHT2Nov 1971 – 1974RHad some interesting times first and second westpac. Worked in the metal shop.
Addleman, FrankPT2Dec 1, 1971 – Jun 1, 1975iNTELLIGENCEOn a positive note, I had the opportunity to meet some outstanding people, some of whom I still consider as being friends.
Opitz, JohannFTM11972 – 1974
Taylor, WalterFTG31972 – 1973Deck/WeaponsServed as a FTGSN during the first Westpack. Left active duty during the second Westpack as a FTG3.
Webb, RandyOS2/OS1, NOW OSC RET.1972 – 1977OI
Train, JohnMM31972 – 1975A & M & AdminWasn't a great sailor on the old Blue but sure enjoyed it. Well seems that way now looking back on it. Servered in A Gang and in the Engine Room (M). Worked in the Command's PMS Coord Office and became the Command's PMS Coord after SCPO tra
Gallahue, WilliamDS11972 – 1976ODMy first tour as a DS. Enjoy all the people I came in contact with.
Bertolucci, RobertBMSN1972 – 1974Deck Ape
Rich, RobertDP31972 – 1975INTELLIGENCE
Markham, DennisRM21972 – 1974CMI became TRNG PO of CM div; Made 1 wespac with alot of good sailors: INT WT? KK/ Hope all you fine young men have fair winds and smooth seas ahead!!
Atwood, RichardFTM21972 – 1974OE
Barnett, DougSGT.Jan 4, 1972 – Jan 20, 1974MARCOMDETHands down the best 2 years of the 4 I spent in the Corps.
Frost, KevinFn-MM2Jan 4, 1972 – Jun 15, 1977M Division/ A DivisionHell of a place to grow up! Met LOTS of good friends. The experience got me a job at the Olympia Brewery.Not the beer drinking part!
Ackerman, JohnLT. (SC)Jan 5, 1972 – Jul 13, 1973S-4 and S-51st and 2nd Westpac tours. 1st Combat - Tiger Island off of Cua Viet River. We had two 3" guns then; what happened to them ? I was B3270 - second Disbursing Officer on BR. Had great CPO's in S-4 and S-5. Great DK's and SM's.
Baggett, MichaelSM3Jan 12, 1972 – Sep 15, 1973CS
Smith, BernardSNJan 14, 1972 – Jul 31, 1975Deck/IntellThree West Pac. Serverd under 3 Captains. 2 Comanders in Intel. Dept. 2 Great Chiefs. Great Learning experience. NAVY is the best..THANKS Owe much to it... Update 2011- 36 years out, still miss the guys......
Popp, AlbertDS2Feb 1972 – Oct 1975OperationsEnjoyed all three WestPac cruises, good ol' days.
Probasco, Dwight "Buck"RM3Feb 1972 – Feb 1974CommunicationsI was on board during the first two cruises, I still have good memories of the time I spent on board.
Walent, RodneyRMSNApr 1972 – Apr 1974CommunicationsMade a lot of great friends aboard the Blue Ridge. What I enjoyed the most were my shifts at KBLU.
Sanderson, Jerry / CriscoRM2Apr 1972 – May 1975Communications/Radio
Banks, MichaelETN3/ETN2Apr 2, 1972 – Jun 1977OEMy first day aboard, I was late and who should be on the QD but my old buddy Smitty. I am currently the Global Service Engineering Manager for Welch Allyn (Medical Equipment Manufacturer). Did my 30 and got out. 5 years to retire (59).
Scheer, Kurkos2May 20, 1972 – Apr 1, 1976OI I WOULD SURE LIKE TO KNOW WERE THE GUYS ARE FROM MY OLD DIVISON..
Krob, StevenDP2May 29, 1972 – Aug 4, 1975IntrelligenceA short time in my life but a big part of who I am. Met some great people and had some wonderful experiences.
Rausch, LarryLT(JG)Jun 1972 – May 1975Radio/Mssage Processing/SDI have told so many that I would never trade the three years I was aboard the Blue Ridge for anything!
Gallahue, WilliamDS1Jul 1972 – Feb 1976ODMy time on the Blue Ridge were spent with some great people.
Barrett, MichaelO3Aug 1972 – Aug 1974Intel
Donovan, PatSep 1972 – Jan 1974Deck
Burger, Eugene Richardbm3Sep 1972 – Jan 2, 1975deckgopopd times
Walent, RodneyRMSNSep 1972 – Apr 1974communicationsMade a lot of great friends aboard the Blue Ridge. What I enjoyed the most were my shifts at KBLU.
Dickey, JohnRM3Sep 15, 1972 – Mar 25, 1975CommunicationsIt takes your best effort to be the best of any thing.
Montano, JoeSH3Oct 1972 – Dec 5, 1973supplyWorked on deck force and then Ship Serviceman in the office as a ship's store records keeper.
Donovan, PatSMOct 10, 1972 – Jan 6, 1974DeckGood times......not really appreciated at the time
Stone, JamesSgtNov 1972 – Sep 1974MarComDet
Young, Christopher (Bubba) Et-3ET-3Dec 1972 – Sep 1976OE

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