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USS California (CGN 36) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS California (CGN 36). 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 625 crew members registered for the USS California (CGN 36).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Brown, MarvinOS21988 – 1990OPSWe Kicked it sooo hard In seattle. Sup to Russel B, Gee MO, and Hutton, Talley, Nate, Cooper, Pina. W Ridley, E Young and all the other Players I forgot to mention. God Bless
Bedillion, DavidMM21988 – 1992M-2What an experience! Good times and memories I'll take to the grave. I left my heart in Olongapo City. I bitched when I was on her, I cried when I heard they scrapped her. Now joining Military Sealift Command after 15 years on land.
Parkin, KentBM31988 – 1990
Heredia, Raul profile icontm-31988 – 1991wsbest of time the worst of times hey romo
Emmett, FrankHT2/E-51988 – 1990R
Sancomb, DanPN31988 – 1991Admin / DeckWest PAC / Alameda to Bremerton
Daniel, WesET21988 – 1992Reactor Controls
Mize, RodneySM31988 – 1990RadioI enjoyed my time on the California. Capt Burrows was the best. I’d like to know where Ray Smith from Deck Div is and how he’s doing. Feel free to email me if you have any info.
Batog, DaveMRFNJan 1988 – Dec 1989RLeft the Navy in 1992 as a MR2. Currently living in Grand Rapids, MI
Nickel, Damion profile iconSNJan 3, 1988 – Sep 6, 19911st DivThe Trolls
Yanas, JohnSTG3Feb 2, 1988 – Feb 2, 1992WSHad A great time with all you guys, Gregg D., Talley, Romo, Riuz, Geoff Henderson(Hendersonez),TM1,Ray Curry, Got married to a local in Bremerton, had a couple of kids, got divorced from a local and living back in Texas City, Texas. Ya'll take car
Husted, R. W.QMCMar 1, 1988 – Jun 1, 1993NavCalifornia was culture shock for me. It was the only time I had seen the Engineering Dept dictate and overshadow the mission of a surface combatant! It was a classic case of the tail wagging the dog.
Bruce, AllynBM3Mar 7, 1988 – Jul 5, 19931stSab i still Have pictures !
Jordan, CliffordQM 3Mar 11, 1988 – Nov 16, 1990Navigation
Murphy, ScottET2Apr 10, 1988 – Nov 30, 1990RCRetiring as of 31 Dec 2005. Cruiser tour was the best.
Crysler, KenOS3May 1988 – Jan 1991OI
Sabatina, MatthewBM3May 7, 1988 – May 3, 1992DeckFair winds and following seas to ya all. Thanks to those that watched my "6".
Ware, BruceEM2May 25, 1988 – Jun 10, 1990REACTOR ELECTRICALGreat times on the Pig Boat! I am now the GLobal Commissioning Manager for General Electric Wind Energy. Navy training was good for something! Lt. Galombos and teh whole RE group, give me a call. I need good X Nukes in GE Wind!
Oswald, MarkEM2May 26, 1988 – Mar 29, 1991Nuke EMIt was what it was.
Schultz, Robert (Bob)OSCJun 4, 1988 – Nov 11, 1991OILPO of OI div. for most of my tour and made Chief while in the yard at Bremerton. Round the World, Earnest Will, Lots and Lots of days at sea. Remember the many mid-watches, ports, exercises, miss it and would do it all again!
Dekoster, AlanET2Aug 1988 – Jan 23, 1992RC01I remember reporting aboard in Alameda,running into Dan Herring and Rob Pizzaro who "took the new guy"under their wings. (Party,party,party,work,work,repeat).GOOD TIMES.Still living in Poulso,Bald,bearded and happy !!
Hoff, DavidMS3Aug 1988 – Dec 1991S2Navy was first enlistment of unintentional military career.
Carville, JonniSM2Aug 3, 1988 – Jul 16, 1991OCThanks to RMCS Shaw, SM1 Bass and SM2 McReynolds (you guys are all probably Retired Master Chief's or NCO's now) You were stand up guys. Good friends. Thanks for the guidance when I was 18 years old.
Ritschel, BradOS3Sep 1988 – May 1990OIAlot of good times in ports. Doing very well these days, living in the Dallas Tx area. Still think about those times and the men I served with.
Schmelzer, EricMMFRSep 1988 – Mar 1991AWhat an experience. Aaron Keele, Remember "Wizbang come Home" during shellback initiation in Ihe Indian Ocean. Anyone in A-Gang from West Pac '88 will remember
Claghorn, GlennOS3Sep 1988 – Aug 1990OperationsOne of the most memorable times of my life
Sharpe, JamesSK3Sep 1, 1988 – May 5, 1992S-1Still in the Navy as an MAC on a frigate out of Mayport, Fl.
Robbins, ScottHT3Sep 4, 1988 – Aug 7, 1990RFirst ship of my 20+ yr career (stil go'in) and I can honestly say, was the best command I have been at. Met many good friends and had some pretty outrageous times oversea's while on WESTPAC, BEST port visits. To R-Div "WETSU"
Green, StaceyE3Sep 10, 1988 – Mar 17, 1992MSMarried since December 1989 w/2 children (1boy, 1 girl). Served with Kenneth Saffold, David E Brown, Eddy Young, Ingram,
Ruiz, TomGMM2Sep 15, 1988 – Jun 1, 1991WSnever thought I would ever say this but I sure miss all the gang! Hope everything is well with you guys: Romo,Yanas,Curry,Talley,Timmons and Greg Donaldsen! Guess nearing 50 makes you remember the old days fondly. Wouldn't trade those day at all!
Hulsey-mazur, JMM3Oct 1988 – Jul 12, 1989
Donelson, GregGMG31989 – 1992Whats up all you salty dogs, hit me on the e-mail, gregdonelson@aol.com
Brockman, Jeffreysn31989 – 1991boatswain mateHad a great time aboard this ship. It's sad to see that it is gone now.
Balbosa, LuisCTR3Mar 1989 – Jul 2, 1992CT and OTI was in the Cryptologic Technician division until the ship went into drydock when I was transferred into the OT division where we basically took the ship down to the studs and rebuilt it. Lagging, floors, everything.
Talley, DerrickGMM3Mar 4, 1989 – Aug 15, 1992WSWe had a great bunch of guys in WS Division. Romo, Yanis, Curry, Tom, Timmons, and every one esle (dont have enough room to add). It was an honor to serve with you all
Hughes, RobsnApr 1989 – Sep 19931 StThe biggest thing I miss about the U.S.N Is my youth..
Hood, KeithET1Apr 1989 – Jun 1992Reactor Controls
Borden, JoshuaBM2Oct 1989 –1strepainted the whole thing in the yard then ran small boats
O'Kelley, Brian O'KelleyETCNov 1989 – Oct 1992OE/CE
Kidd, MeinE-3Nov 1, 1989 – Jun 12, 19921stheey d face!
Harris, Galen, JayDC2Nov 12, 1989 – May 15, 1993RLearned a lot in Dry-Dock, but, would like to have seen a West-Pac. Got an Art Degree. Have managed stores. Now truckin' and Texas, and lovin' it.
Kidd, MeinSNDec 22, 1989 – Jun 26, 19921stHeey D face!
Bussan, ToddBM3Dec 23, 1989 – Sep 11, 19931STWhats up Josh(I see your entry) and all you 1st Div. animals!!! Our time was like a floating Animal House.I'm back in Illinois working for DaimlerChrysler full-time and teaching self-defense around the area part-time.I miss those days on the sea

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