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USS Valley Forge (CG 50) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Valley Forge (CG 50). 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 492 crew members registered for the USS Valley Forge (CG 50).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1985 | 1986 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – 1997 | 1998 – 1999 | 2000 – 2001 | 2002 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Schomaker, Carlos (Chuck)FC11986 – 1990CGPlankowner MK86/Harpoon. Best worst times I ever had!
Hudechek, ScottGSMC @ DISCHARGE1986 – 1990MPThe highlight of my service. Miss many things about Naval Service but my time aboard this vessel was the highlight and most rewarding.
Drifka, JohnEN21986 – 1987A gangPlankowner Good ship Great people
Goodrich, DennisGMM2Jan 1986 – Apr 1988plankowner,long time ago! Great times and Great people. Thanks to all former crew members. degood66@hotmail.com
Gray, DavidGMM2Jan 1986 – Jul 1989CF"PLANKOWER" It was an honor to serve for the best CO I have had in my career aboard the best ship in the Navy. It was the best experience I have had. Would like to hear from old shipmates forge50@wi.rr.com
Wright, MikeSTG1Jan 18, 1986 – May 14, 1990caplankowner-how could you decom such a clean ship?
Cooper Jr., David (Coop)CDR (RET)Jan 19, 1986 –ASW OfficerPlankowner who gladly served on my finest ship with the greatest crew and CO/XO on the waterfront.
Smith, Dale/ SmittyMS1Mar 1986 – May 1990S2First new ship and last ship; on last tiger cruise had my son on board and refueled with the Kansas city aor3 which was my first ship both now decomissioned
Moseley, TedOS1Apr 1986 – Jun 1991OIGreat ship... some really good CO's and great friends made during some really good times and a lot of hard work.
Martins, John "Les"IC1Apr 17, 1986 – Jun 28, 1991CEDue to interesting circumstances, I served aboard 8 ships by the time I retired. With out question...CG-50 was THE very best experience. Oh the stories! I miss serving on the "Eye Of The Storm".
Moseley, TedOS1Aug 1986 – Aug 1991OIOne of the most rewarding tours ever. Far and away the best CIC in the Fleet. I was glad to be a part of it.
Beltran, VinceEN3Sep 1986 – Mar 1990A GANGONE OF BEST TIMES OF MY LIFE.GREAT CO,GREAT CREW.WORKED WITH EN1 MEHARG AND ENC THIBEDEAU.
Berg, JonSTG2(SW)1987 – 1989CAVery nice time. Transferred to Bunker Hill after westpac, needed more sea time. HA! Great crew and chow. Thanks.
Starika, NickLCDR1987 – 1990E & MPIt was a privilege to serve onboard Valley Forge and with the men of E & MP divisions. Though I never had the opportunity to thank them, I owe a tremendous debt to RADM Lockhart, GSMC Whalen, GSCS Clark, LT Ford, LCDR Fosseen and men such as Hoyt, H
Mazure, DanIC31987 – May 18, 1990CEThis was the best time of my life, I sit back and think about the good old days on the Forge. Sure do miss all the great guys I had the pleasure of serving with. Hope all the guys on the Forge our doing great. GOD BLESS the FORGE.
McDonald, JerryE-51987 – 1990OPERATIONS
Williams, William (Willy)OS11987 – 1990OIGreat times on a GREAT ship. Hated to see her sunk. BZ to all hands of OI division. Willy
Foussat, DennisSTGCS1987 – 1990CS/SUP/Ended my Navy career here - don't miss the frequent absences but good people - always miss them
Seymour, DouglasEW1(SW)Jan 1987 – Jan 1990OMBest Tour ever!
Seymour, DouglasEW! (SW)Jan 4, 1987 – Jan 18, 1991OW
Phillips, RandyGSECMay 1987 – Jan 1990MPMany great memories! One of the best times of my life. I wish I could do it again.
Sutton, TyRM2Jul 1987 – Jul 1989OC
Lawson, ThomasOSCJul 23, 1987 – Dec 1, 1988OII remember the division. I still remember Capt. Bozelli and my wife Anita pinning my Fouled Anchors on my collar. I remember Willey, Ted, Sandy, Dave Huff OSC, Marv Collins CWO2. Left and went to CRUDESGRU 5. Great ship
Patten, BrianSK2 and SK1Aug 1, 1987 – Feb 5, 1992S1Retired in 2004 after 21 years service. Valley Forge CG-50 was the best ship I served on!
Gallant, RaySTG1Sep 1987 – Mar 1992CABest ship I ever served on.
Williamson, RobertBM2Sep 1987 – Dec 1990DECKGood food, good and bad times, always seemed to be deploying every other month. Great people.
Rodriguez, Michael (Rod)SH3Oct 1987 – Aug 1989SupplyOnly ship I was ever on but a lot of great memories from 88-89 WESTPAC.
Marrero, SenGSM1(SW)Nov 15, 1987 – May 10, 1993MPWorked hard, played hard. Learned alot and gained valuable experience going forward with my career. She was a fine ship, too bad I wasn't there to witness her decom. Hag, I tried to call you when I moved to Grand Rapids.
Miller, Andrew T.SEAMAN/E-3Nov 26, 1987 – Jun 26, 1989DeckPhenemonal ship, highly impressed with the crew, the friends and fond memories. Dissapointed to see that it was sunk. Greatest accomplishment was serving with BM3 Crump (deceased) on the Tiger Spray Team. I think we painted every nook.
Gardner, Stevebm3Dec 1987 – Mar 1989bos'ngreat experience, interesting ports; fun playing in the band (MATOFI)
Stewart, JbQM1Dec 1987 – Jun 1992OperationsBest experience of my life!
Wynn, David TOS-2Dec 5, 1987 – Jul 14, 1991oithe greatest memory was smacking osc collins (marv) on the ass at quarters. it's an os thing
McCord, JoeHT1Dec 13, 1987 – May 1, 1990Rwow, had no ideal she was gone! I sure was glad to be a part of her early years,it was a pain to break the plankowners into new ways of doing things. huh guys.lots of good times,good friends,and a lots more cleaning. thanks for the memories
Smith, MikeLT1988 – 1990NAVComing from USS RAMSEY (FFG-2), I felt like I had gone from the stone age to star wars. Hard work and very rewarding. Like I said when I left..."I leave here with mixed emotions....joy and happiness." Fair winds and following seas...
Rossignol, Steve (Crash)LT1988 – 1992Missile & A-GangVery proud to be associated with this great ship and my shipmates!
Brown, RichardE5/RM21988 – Feb 1993OperationsI served onboard during Operation Desert shield/Desert Storm as a watch supervisor in Radio Central. I also served as an in port duty Master At Arms.
Groulx, ScottET21988 – 1990CE
Hotchkiss, TerrySNJan 1988 – Jul 1990DeckWorked with BM1 Kirkland and BM2 Ekberg
Calvano, DennisHN-HM3Jan 1988 – Jan 1990OMI am proud to say that I had the opportunity to serve aboard this ship and with this crew. This experience really helped shape who I am today. I wish all of you the best!
Smith, MikeOS 2Jan 1, 1988 – Jan 1, 1990OIServing with AICs in CIC was the best
Bush, Wilfred (Will)CWO4Jan 4, 1988 – Jul 25, 1990OM OFFICERGreat Ship - Great Crew both enlisted and officer. Earned SWO Pin and enjoyed working with all officers and enlisted especially my EW and CT personnel. Enjoyed entire time on the ship. Cleanest ship in the fleet.
Dunstan, HowardFeb 1, 1988 – Sep 1, 1989I have great memories of my time on this ship. I miss the ship, my fellow shipmates, and San Diego.
Williams, Dan (Willy)SM2Feb 8, 1988 – Oct 29, 1991ONWho could forget pizza night? On the other hand, who could forget the chitlins they tried to cook for soul nite? Pattaya, Subic Bay, Austrailia and Hong Kong! I got married on her, remember that? Pier 7, mine watch in the gulf, ARRR Matey!
Miller, ScottOS3May 1, 1988 – Sep 16, 1990OIMissed the days. Had some great friends.
Erwin, DaveE-3May 28, 1988 – Jan 11, 1990Ships ServiceI enjoyed my time aboard the Valley Forge and was saddened to hear she was sunk off the coast of Hawaii. West Pac 89 was memorable. After I left the Navy I became a teacher, something I thought I would do as a result of being in the Navy.
Patten, BrianSKC (SW/AW)Aug 1, 1988 – Jul 31, 1992S1Retired after 21 years. Currently working in the food sales industry.
Fleming, RaymondOS2Aug 29, 1988 – 1992OperationsAwesome! Groovy cool! You guys look me up! Especially you David Wynn... You were always a good friend. It was never my intention to lose contact with you brother!
Elder, ReginaldE7/DKCSep 4, 1988 – Apr 18, 1992S4What a ship, remember Capt Bozelli pizza nights every saturday night, I hate pizza and pasta to this day. Calvin Dickey where are you?
Witt, JosephSm3Sep 15, 1988 – May 15, 1992Deck/Nav.Can't believe they sunk her alot of good memories from Freun climbing the yard arms to blowing up mines in the gulf.
Wilcher, PaulCTR3Sep 20, 1988 – Oct 10, 1991OMThe Pacific Fleets best Cruiser ever.
McGonegal, TimGSM2Dec 1988 – Feb 1991MP EM01/EB14Wow, my first ship. Just a little kid with no common sense when I was there. Not much more sense now but stil hard to immagine her decom'd much less "down below". Some of the best times of my life were on that 50.
Bromley, DarrellGSM1Dec 20, 1988 – Aug 10, 1991mpthe best ship in the fleet, greatest group of guys i've known sorry to see her de-comed
Kennedy, MichaelEW3Dec 20, 1988 – Mar 17, 1990OMThe Valley Forge was a "Kick Ass" cruiser and had a great crew when I served on her! Couple West Pacs, Softball on the dry side and excursions south of the border was life for me in those days. Many fond memories and a few scars to stor

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