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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 494 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
Roberts, ChrisFC21991 – Aug 25, 1993CGHey, Where all you card playing punks at? I'm ready this time! I been working on my game, ya see. Patty, you still alive? Jabby, Joose, John Castro! was that you? I know it was. Hey to Tony D. And 2 Scotty M. up in Sunnyside. Big Ed.??$80?
Brown, CharlesGMM2(SW)1991 – 1993
Bell, DavidDC31991 – 1994Repair
McElfresh, ChrisGSM21991 – 1994MER1I did not know they sunk her. I live in Riverside county. My Dads fondest memory is the tigher cruise still has the plack on the wall. Work cival service department of Navy air craft mech. A gang Dave where are you.
Edwards, EdFC31991 – 1993CGHad some good times on this ship. Finally matured when I left it. Miss playing cards in CIWS work room. Chris Roberts... I do not owe you $80! Ha We played way too much F22 fight sim on the CIWS computers!
Krupp, EricOS3Jan 1, 1991 – Nov 3, 1993OIGood times..SteelDeck parties..circles in the Gulf..USS Ranger's deck from the bridge at 2am during flight ops..detonating mines..Subic Bay..typhoon off of Korea(45 deg. rolls)..Somalia refugees..tossing my cover under the SD bridge. Anyone rememb
Greba, DuffyPN2Jan 10, 1991 – May 10, 1994Operations/Ship's Office
Loch, MerlinMS1[SW]Mar 1991 – Sep 1993S-2My last ship before retiring and now every ship i have served on has been retired. I am getting old...
Clune, JimSTGC(SW)Apr 1991 – Nov 15, 19933rd
Hall`, CharlesET2(SW)Apr 10, 1991 – Sep 10, 1995CEI enjoyed my stay on this ship, Good times!!!
Jehle, GlennLTJGMay 1, 1991 – Jun 30, 1994OICICO/AOPS.
Hiebert, ShawnSH/BMMay 9, 1991 – Feb 18, 1995Just looked and found out the "Happy Valley" is no longer. Some of my best memories are from this time. Mike Lester, miss ya brother.
Kuchar, DonaldSTG-5Jun 1, 1991 – Dec 7, 1994SonarI find the sinking of a billion dollar war ship with aegis capability troubling. Who in the heck thought this was a good idea?
Stevens, ErinQM2Jun 1, 1991 – Jan 1, 1994ONGreat Ship and lots of memories. Persian Gulf, Somalia, Drug Ops etc.... Learned a lot on this command. Great Nav. team.... GOD SPEED, USS VALLEY FORGE !
Vasquez, Carlos EDK3Jun 1, 1991 – Apr 7, 1993Supply DivThis was the greatest time of my life. The greatest crew.
Braswell, RayFIREMANJun 10, 1991 – Oct 27, 1992A-GANGI remember all the trash on the fan tail they through over board and,all the guys in enginering,and A-gang like,en-1,dickson,en-2 stewart,en-2 casey,or horton,or tank,had fun on that boat,in shock they sank her.
Willard, Kene-4Aug 23, 1991 – Dec 20, 1994CGLooking for all the CG division guys
Burke, AllenEN 2Aug 29, 1991 – Aug 29, 1994A-GANGi REMEMBER THE BILLY CLUB, AND HATED HIM ALSO , BUT WE GOT THROUGH IT , AND AS USUAL LIBERTY CALL FOR ALL EXCEPT ENGINEERING! HOW MANY TIMES DID I HEAR THAT BEING ON A AEGIS CRUISER.
Jones, RichardGSMFNSep 1991 – Jun 1993Engineering/MER1Can't believe they sank the best ship on the west coast!! Had some good times on her. Miss you guys from MER1. Todd,Jeff,Major,Fergi,Bart!!
McGuire, BrianGSE3Sep 24, 1991 – Sep 24, 1994MPI can't believe they sunk her
Hall, Charles(chuck)ET2(SW)Sep 29, 1991 – Sep 12, 1995CEchuckehall@msn.com
Gameway, JohnETCOct 10, 1991 – Sep 13, 1994
McVeigh, JoeE-4Nov 26, 1991 – Nov 26, 1994QuartermasterTopsider
Briggs, JamesGSM3Dec 1991 – Nov 1994engineering MER2good old billy club (you know what I mean)
Spearman, MichaelBM3Dec 10, 1991 – Jul 11, 1993Deck/OperationsFlagship of the CG Fleet, i was honored to serve aboard such a great vessel.
Johnson, KevinET21992 – 1994CE
Martinez, Jose/joeGSM2/E-51992 – 1997Enginering
Waggener, SeanFC3Jan 2, 1992 – Jun 30, 1993guns
Fedler, KevinFC3Apr 1992 – Dec 3, 1994CGThis was the only Ship I served on. But to me it was always more than a duty station it was my home. Sad day when I learned on her decommisioning.
Paine, Robert (Blake)STG2May 14, 1992 – Mar 19, 1996CAI had planned on making the Navy a career, but after serving on this ship, I was gone as soon as I could. Thanks to STGCS Smith I hated every minute aboard.
Hayes, WellsFC3Jun 1992 – Oct 1994CFI made my 2nd West Pac on the "Happy Valley". She was a fine instrument of war fare. Alot of good times were had on her and becuase of where she took us.
Fair, IraFC2Jun 10, 1992 – Aug 10, 1997Weapons
Garza, KirkOS2Jun 24, 1992 – Jun 24, 1994CICThis was my 2nd Ship before heading off to N.A.S. Whidbey Island, I can't believe that they sank her. It was a trip While I was there. Anyone remember Kyle,Rob Wilemon, Eric Krupe(aka Kuppie), Sherman or Kirs Kiltz
Peters, CozzyAGANAug 1, 1992 – Jan 15, 1993Weather Guesser DET
Seow, Fook C.EMFNSep 23, 1992 – Apr 2, 1994EEI served more than 18 months onboard CG 50 and even though I'm out of the Navy for more than 10 years now, it's still painful to learn that she has been sunked for target practice. She definitely does not deserves this fate to be decomm.
Shields, DanQMCS (SW)Oct 1992 – Nov 1993NavigationThis was my last command in the Navy and the finest ship and the best crew that I ever served with. There was not a better ship in PACFLT. I would very much like to hear from anybody and especially QM's and the guys from the Chiefs Mess.
Arellano, DougSK3Oct 1, 1992 – Oct 1, 1995SS01
Williamson, JonPC2 (SW) RETDec 25, 1992 – 1994Deck Started out in Deck Department then with in 90 days cross rated to PC. Went to PC "A" school in 1994.
Fitelson, TimothyGSM31993 – 1996MPWhat can I say. I loved the ship, and I hated it as well. Maked the end of my time in the Navy. Learned some hard leasons, about life and myself while onboard. Oh, one other thing, "WHO TOOK MY BOOTS?".
Grimes, BillyHM31993 – 1996MH
Krause, KiwiFN1993 – 1995AWhat a great time it was on this ship! I have so many memories from this first 2 years in the Navy. I started as a FR and left there as SN on my way to OS "A" school. Great bunch of guys!
Baumgardner, Steven Curtis profile iconEW21993 – 1995OMUpdate this later
Bezilla, Charles ChuckET21993 – 1995CELots of memories. Sad to hear she is gone. Cbezilla@gmail.com
Knight, SonnyE51993 – 1995SupplyLike to see or get in contact with some of my old shipmates.
Lytle, BradE-3Jan 1993 – Aug 4, 1994ODThe Valley Forge was quite the learning experience. Will miss seeing her in port on my visits to San Diego. No regrets to the time spent and would do it all over again!
Aldrich, JayFC 2Jan 1993 – Aug 1996FCSI almost miss the old ship and was sorry when I heard it was gone
Pauley, AaronBM2Jan 1, 1993 – Jan 1, 1995Deck
Russell, KellyYNC (RET.)Mar 1993 – Nov 1993Admin
Heady, IanDC3Mar 2, 1993 – Aug 1, 1994RepairJust seeing if there is anyone out there i know.
Zuniga, Ramiro SnApr 5, 1993 – Apr 5, 1995DeckHad a great time on board, EOS was in 2006.
Suero, AlexMS3Apr 19, 1993 – Apr 19, 1997S-2Man oh man...great memories here. Thanks to the Forge for taking care of me while I was away from my family. To everyone I knew and/or knew of me, I wish you all the best.
Correia, JimSTG3May 6, 1993 – Mar 30, 1997CAGreat ship with some fond memories... anyone remember Cdr Kear and the "Dick Clark-Ex" to celebrate New Year's Eve in 1996. It's a shame that she had to leave the fleet so early.
Butler, JamesGMG2May 10, 1993 – Mar 31, 1997CGThe crew was my family and the ship became my home. I miss seeing her pierside but many fine memories of our adventures stay with me.
Key, Gregory Scott (Scotty)QM3Jun 1993 – Oct 1997Nav.I can't believe they decommissioned my ship!I mean, yeah,it was a floating asylum most of the time(i.e. COMPARTMENT CERT.),but it was MY floating asylum! As I get older,all I remember is the fun I had.(SAR).Anybody seen Jimmy Pelosi?Drop me a lin
Wetzlich, MichaelIS1(SW)Jun 15, 1993 – Jun 30, 1996OMA good ship with great Captains, while I was aboard anyway. Great group of CT's and IS, can't say much for the EW's even you Wes, you whinner.
Gomez, Jesus Antonio M profile iconEN1Jun 15, 1993 – Aug 15, 1995EngineeringI servied on the VF as an EN3, had some great times and some bad. It's a sham that anothr great ship is put to rest. May Dave Jone's take care of her.
Rodriguez Jr, Rafael/hot RodSH2Jul 23, 1993 – Mar 1, 1998s3thanks for the memories and the world tour. it is sad to see her decommissioned. now I am a firefighter in el paso texas
Kline, RogerGSM3Aug 1993 – Aug 1997MPThe experience of a lifetime, I still can't believe it's decom. I'll think of it every time I shave... I believe "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
Howie, MichaelHT3Aug 1993 – Feb 6, 1996Some of the best years of my life were on the valley forge. Regret getting out of service. Miss the guys of R-DIV MR1 Baxter,HT2 Brash,DC3 Prince
Carpenter, AbrahamGMM3Aug 1993 – May 1996CMGood memories onboard the Valley Forge. I had a lot fun with some cool people that really looked out for me. Sometime, I think about how i used to get "BLEW OUT." Special thanks to CM division for giving me the "DOPEST FRO" award.
Perez, EdE-2Aug 1993 – Jan 1995
Messick, ChristopherOS3Aug 2, 1993 – Oct 20, 1996OperationsMarried with 3 children. 2 boys 1 girl Reside in Maryland. Work as a HR Professional in Operatons. Proud to be a veteran. Earned BS in Computer Studies
Dutell, Bryanet3Sep 1993 – Sep 1997CE
Bumgardner, Jason/ "Bum"E-3Sep 1, 1993 – Aug 2, 1995Ships officeIf you remember me we partied together!
Cerny, MikeSN/QM3Sep 20, 1993 – Sep 20, 1995OD then NavAt the time it was the longest two years of my life; looking back it went by in a flash. I learned a lot and moved on, and had a fair amount of fun in the process. Drop me a line at squid@cerny.net
Kanemoto, JesseGSM2Oct 1993 – Nov 1994MPI had a great time, but I would be lying if I said I missed cellblock 50.
Beeson, JeremyE-3Oct 1993 – Sep 1995E
Bettini, AndySTG3Oct 21, 1993 – Dec 7, 1997ca
Muehlebach, EricOS3Nov 1, 1993 – Apr 29, 1996OII served for 3 years on the Valley Forge and participated in a South Pac 1994 - 1995. I got out in 1996 and went on to get my BS in Information Systems. I am currently married with no children, and work as a computer systems analyst for a major sof
Angstadt, KevinCTRC(SW) RETNov 13, 1993 – Jun 1, 1995OMWas a great home to me. Living in VA, retired in 97

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