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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
Skaggs, ChuckPNSA1989 – 1991
Gerling, BrianCDR1989 – 1991Combat SystemsCombat Systems Officer
Baxendale, RodneyChaplain Royal Navy1989 – 1991WardroomThough I was only on temporary assignment in VALLEY FORGE, I am very proud to have been part of her.
Austin, ShaneBM31989 – 1992ODThey sank my ship! After all we did to protect this Ol' girl they sank her. I'm still in shock as I write this. Had alot of good times on and off the Ol' girl. Lots of good friends and alot of cleaning.
Boykin, FrankGSE21989 – 1992Engineering
Solis, LouieOS31989 – 1992OpsHad some good times on this boat with a good crew. OS's ( if it's fixed we can break it).
Nicasio, ChristopherGSM31989 – 1991MP
Collins, AlanGSM2Jan 5, 1989 – Jul 15, 1991MP/EB14First ship after GSM 'A' school great to work with a commisioning crew
Friedle, Wayne(Fred)gsm1Feb 1989 – Jul 1992MP/oil lab/EM02had some good times i cant believe they sunk her
Tennny, AlbertQM2Feb 14, 1989 – Jan 13, 1991NavigationSome great times, good people and strange places that I will never forget. It was sad to hear of her decommisioning, and I was heartbroken to hear that she was sunk in target practice!
Greene, CharlieMS2Mar 1, 1989 – Apr 15, 1991S2
Alward, TimothyE-5Mar 28, 1989 – Oct 28, 1991WeaponsHard to believe after all these years. I hope you all are good. Bill, Kelly, Mike, Aaron. Countless friends. Skydiving, Scuba. Hong Kong......
Aitchison, RobertGSE2Apr 1989 – May 1991E
Colerick, ScottEW3Apr 1989 – Jun 1991OM
Vaughn, James "Kimo"ET2(SW)Apr 1, 1989 – Feb 26, 1993CEPart of the first wave to relieve the plankowners, Some of the best times I ever had. Especially all the port visits. 3 Packs in 4 Years. CE Division Ruled.
Murdock, RexYNC(SW/AW)Apr 1, 1989 – Dec 17, 1992SupplyRetired after 21 years of Honorable service. USS Valley Forge was my first ship and I had a wonderful and lots of memories. We had an awesome crew!!
Miller, ScottOS3May 1, 1989 – Sep 16, 1990Operations
Evenson, RussellFC3/FC2/FC1/FCCJun 1989 – Oct 2001CFI know that seems like a long time on one ship, but a three year break in between shortens that up. All in all, I only spent 9 years on the best cruiser in the fleet.
Fausett, James "Jj"ETCJun 1, 1989 – Jul 1, 1991CEFirst tour as a Chief, great division, good guys and always dependable! Bearing Sea was great, new hurricane bow after that trip. JOOW during Gulf War was most fun, especially when Tripoli and Princeton hit those mines!
Schmidt, Major Nolon "shitty"GSMCJun 7, 1989 – Feb 17, 1992MP EM01/ EM02My first ship and what a trp went on numerous deployments and desert storm desert shield wanted to get out but the friends and lifetime buddies made my desciscion for me she was called the "Valley Girl" then Darrin Hunt What up!
Mood, LouisE-5 GSMJun 25, 1989 – Jun 15, 1991MPGreat to have served with men that had each others back. Great Crew Great ship.
Tucker, Chris -couch-FC3Sep 1989 – Oct 8, 1992CGDeasert Shield, Deasert Storm, Deasert Sweep, Somalis and LEOPS. Could anyone ever forget those damn mines?
Ellis, ChrisFC3Sep 1989 – Sep 1992FireControlI remember when we crossed the Straits of Hormuz, headed for the Gulf War, the steak was tough and the lobster was pithy. War is Hell
Wiggins, BillGMM3Sep 1989 – Oct 17, 1991CFMANY GREAT TIMES AND MEMORIES AND FRIENDS. SAD TO SEE SHE'S GONE. SHE WAS A GREAT SHIP. GOD BLESS TO ALL THE GUYS I SERVED WITH.
Dickey, Calvin D.BM2Sep 10, 1989 – Mar 10, 1995ODThe best ship I have ever served.Looking for shipmates who served during desert storm.
Bertram, MichaelCTO1(SW)Sep 30, 1989 – Sep 29, 1993Retired 1996. On board for Desert Schield, Storm, Somalia, NARC Ops. Best CG in the fleet. Too bad someone decided to scrap the Ticonderoga Class. Best tour in my Naval Career.
Herrera, Michael Aka MickTORPEDOMAN\'S MATE THIRD CLASSOct 1989 – Sep 6, 1990CA
Pifer, MichaelSK2Oct 20, 1989 – Jul 10, 1993S-1I had a great time with the people and ports I visited while on board this ship. I made rank E-5, changed ratings from AK to SK, and recived tremdous shipboard experience. Retired as an SK1(SW), am a substitute for the OUSD in California
Gilliam, CharlesSH3Nov 1989 – Jul 11, 1993Supplyman it was a pleasure serving all my Navy brother in the ships's store and working with my boy Lester, Lee, and Shawn. I hope we meet again PEACE
Hardman, Robert (Beav)OS2Nov 23, 1989 – May 1995Counting the day of our deployments on the DDRT status board. Sleeping behind the consoles durring resore hope. Eating the fresh fruit while working the VERT REP. watching the LCD as all the missles passed over for Desert Storm
Bertram, MikeCTO1(SW)Nov 30, 1989 –OMBest CG in the Fleet!
Planck, GlennCTO31990 – 1993OMGood times...for the most part (if you were there you know what I mean). Thanks to everyone who made my 3+ years memorable. Drop me an e-mail if ya remember me. Always nice to hear from people you've lost touch with.
Edwards, Greg (SM31990 – 1992ON02Home during the Gulf War of 90/91. Good platform from which to visit many ports. Couldn't you have sunk her in waters that were at least diveable?
Pena, CarlosEN21990 – 1995AuxBest bunch of guys I ever served with
Preikszas, JohnLTJan 1990 – Mar 1993OPS/ENGTol all those with whom I served, what a great time.
Kramer, KyleOS2Jan 1990 – Apr 1994OIGreatest experience!!! Boy did we have some good times!!!! Lots of fun places with lots of CRAZY people.... Those of you who were there probably remember..... hahahhahahhahahah
Busby, Greg (Buzz)FCCJan 1990 – Apr 1993CS/CFOne of the best crews I have been a part of in my 20 years.
Rust, KellyQM3Jan 8, 1990 – Jul 3, 1992DeckAh, Great memories of my Navy Days..San Diego..the brown air, the beaches, TJ, crazy girlfriends, Frisco, unreps, Desert Storm. The best time of my life so far, wish I could go back and do it again. well, some parts.
Brown, RichardRM2Jan 13, 1990 – Feb 6, 1993OPS OCUSS Valley Forge was my last ship and i served onboard her during Desert Shield/Desert Storm during 1991. Would like to get in touch with some of my old shipmates.
Burns, Kyledc3Feb 1990 – Aug 1993snipe
Wright, FrederickBm3Feb 5, 1990 – Oct 14, 1991Deck DivisionJust the best group of shipmates I've had a honor to serve with many memories sorry it's been so long
Graham, ScottSTGCMay 1990 – Jun 1994CABest ship in the Pacific Fleet, bar none!
Pantoja, RudyRM1May 27, 1990 – Apr 30, 1992OCBitter sweet chain of command, other then that great crew and awesome ship....
Heiser, DonLCDRJun 1990 – Jun 1991Air DeptDeployed in some fashion on 12 ships as part of the LAMPS Air Detachment and Valley Forge was hands down the best ship. Totally professional crew and Wardroom. Memories I will always cherish.
Obrien, BillET1Jun 1, 1990 – Jun 20, 1993CEGreat time Great ship. Most memorable was Gulf War Cruise and Bearing sea run when ship took damage
O'Neal, KellyGMG2Jul 1990 – Apr 1994CGHad an awesome time taught JB everything he knew about a gun mount
Aiken, JamesDC3Jul 1990 – Dec 13, 1993RepairBest crew I could have served with
Mills, BillCTM2Aug 1990 – Jul 1992OMPart of my soul still lives on that ship.
Farmer, SeanFC2Aug 1990 – Dec 3, 1992CFGreat ship, great people, sorry to hear she is gone. seaneriver@aol.com
Wilemon, RobertOS2Aug 1, 1990 – Dec 18, 1995OIHappy Valley was my first ship and the best OI Division I was ever in.
Gary, DoucetOS2Sep 1990 – Dec 1992OpsHad some good times, in the Gulf on Jan 19, 91, lettin em fly!!
Bertram, MichaelCTO1(SW)Sep 1, 1990 – Sep 1, 1993OM
Strickland, DelmarGMM3Sep 10, 1990 – Feb 15, 1991Gunners mateGreat times and life long friends. She will always be part of my life
Clendening, DaveHT3Dec 1, 1990 – Sep 5, 1993Repairdesert storm PI, thailand,second west pac australia. DC3 burns DC1 courtney,DC1 riddick,ocean beach,karens apartment alot of wild times!I am in the Us navy reserves went too Iraq in 2006. Iam a journeymen pipefitter
Kastner, PhilipIC2Dec 17, 1990 – Jan 23, 1996CESad to hear she's been decommed. All those years I've served her has been truly memorable and a pleasure despite the ups and downs of shiplife. Getting to know and be associated with all the terrific sailors aboard has been an honor and apriv

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