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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
Gaytan, EleazarMS2 GAYTAN2000 – 2004S2ONE HELL OF A SHIP!!!! MADE MS1 AND DECOM CREW. PUT THAT BEAST TO SLEEP. SOME GOOD GUYS AND CRAPPY TIMES FOR THE S2 COOKS. BUT HAD A BLAST
Villegas, RickyE5Jan 5, 2000 – Aug 27, 2004s1i had a great time at the best cruiser in the fleet. i will always carry the standards of vfg.
Clark, MatthewGM3Jan 7, 2000 – Sep 16, 2002Weapons Department
McGeown, Johnny MacOS2Jan 13, 2000 – Sep 29, 2003OII had an awesome time on the VFG. The brotherhood in OI especially during Noble Eagle and OIF was unparalleled. I would hope that if any of you are ever in Chicago you will look me up.
Martin, Michael (Big Mann)CS1 (SW/AW) then MS1 (SW)Feb 13, 2000 – Mar 25, 2002S-2The Valley Forge was a great ship of her time. I had many great experiences onboard the forge, positively impacting my life. I am currently a Great Lakes Police Officer and I owe it all of my military training.
Hanson, Cory T.HM2(SW)Feb 19, 2000 – Oct 4, 2002MHMarcum, look at me when you are talking!!! Hello, are you apeaking to me or the guy behind me?
Alvarez, AlbertoBM2Mar 8, 2000 – Aug 30, 2004ODalberto.alvarez3@navy.mil
Nelson, MichaelSEAMANMar 13, 2000 – Aug 25, 2001At the time it seemed horrible, But after getting out i realize it was the best place i've been in my life. I miss my friends from my time onboard, and for those who remember me, i'm sorry for the things i did.
Clark, StephenENSMar 15, 2000 – Aug 15, 2001Weapons DepartmentValley Forge was an awesome ship with a great crew and a nice home port. My first deployment at sea, so it was fun to participate in all the ceremonies and traditions. The original US Navy webpage had the Valley Forge.
Johnson, ChristopherBM2(SW)Apr 10, 2000 – Aug 30, 2004odThe time that I spent on board Were tring but they were learning experiances
Thompson, TerrenceSK/SRMay 2000 – Nov 2003UNKNOWNIf their are any old budies who was on this ship please contact me I'm looking too find old ship buddies and talk.
Alonge, JeffFC2May 1, 2000 – Jan 1, 2004CFA lot of good times, good times.
McKern, JeremyETC(SW)Jun 2000 – Aug 2004CEThinking about the good times I had on this old ship brings a tear to my eye. It's sad to think we will never see her again except in pictures.
Bulatao, RobLTJul 2000 – Jun 2002Through the good, the bad and the worse, she was a great ship that had an even better crew.
Tyler, Nathan( Laziest Fc Ever )FC3Jul 24, 2000 – Mar 21, 2003CF04IM out now and i admit i miss it but being home and building guitar amps is my dream so im happy
De La Garza, Alfredo (Dg)E5/PS2Aug 22, 2000 – Oct 15, 2004I miss that old ship. Good times at the ships Office.
Alpigini, R. W.LTAug 24, 2000 – Nov 16, 2003OPSThe worst food ever, but the best crew.
Arthur, JacobSTG3Sep 2000 – Jul 2002CASteven Wayne, Rich, Big Pete, Big Al, Crazy Giacomi, Bo, Freaky, even Russ, and my boys in CF....hold it down in the Valley.
Whiteside, WilliamCTM1Sep 1, 2000 – Aug 31, 2002OM-02What a time to see the Happy Valley rest in peace. We will miss her.
Konc, LouisTIGER CRUISE SPECIALISTSep 22, 2000 – Sep 25, 2000Tiger CruiseI remember today as if it was yesterday on my chance in a life time experience. The ship looked brand new. I couldn't believe the greatness of it. i was disheartened to read that this ship was decommisioned.
Odell, ScottFC2Sep 25, 2000 – Aug 31, 2004CGMy first ship and had a good time on her. Made some good friends and worked with some great people. Miss being out to see, but should be back soon. Hopefully back in San Diego.
Gooden, Melvin "big Good"YN3Oct 2000 – Jun 2002NX-Ship's OfficeAll good in the Holly-Hood. Shout's out to all my boys from the VFG. Bindara, Medina, Shabazz, Shac, Clay, Enriquez, Alexander, the whole ship's office, them engineering and ops boys, Big Cliff all yall. Holla at me live in Austin, Texas!
Giacomi, JohnSTG2(SW)...OR STGSNOct 11, 2000 – Jun 23, 2003CAHey brothas. I bet you would never hear from me again. Had a good time onboard with some minor (read: major) difficulties with some of my seniors, but definatly some of the best people i've met regardless.
Wooden, RolandE6/SK1 (SW)Oct 15, 2000 – Aug 31, 2004LPO S1I HAD A GOOD TIME ON THE VALLEY FORGE AND MET A LOT GOOD FRIENDS DURING MY 4 YEARS ONBOARD.
Chaney, SteveCTRCSNov 5, 2000 – Nov 23, 2003OM
King, GregOS2Dec 8, 2000 – Jul 1, 2004OIOne of the best experiences of life and all the people I worked with is something I will never forget. Especially standing midwatch in CIC for a month and a half going during OIF!!
Drummonds, ChristopherDK3 THEN NOW MA2Dec 28, 2000 – Jun 13, 2003S4Had a great time. West Pac 2002-03 was a great time. Now I am living life up at shore duty in FL.
Martinez, RichardE-3 / SN2001 – 2003DECK ROW / OD-01
Giraldo, JulioIT1(SW)2001 – 2004CE
Groom, NathanET3/IC3/MA2 (SW)Jan 12, 2001 – Jun 27, 2003CEI would have never made it through my tour on VFG if I didnt have the kind of brotherhood we had in CE-03. I would go back in a heartbeat to serve with those guys, and yes that includes you too carnie. Gyro for life! -EC3
Hockett, Jeremy/ughE-6Mar 2001 – Apr 2004COIt's not every day you can shoot up the harbor and get away with it. I can olny think the CO/XO/CMC and CWO Wright for me still being in think you and every one else. I wish I had enuff room to put in every memory but I know you all have 1
Cook, DanielE-6/BM1Mar 1, 2001 – Oct 1, 2003OD- DECKWAS ON THE "HAPPY VALLEY". WE WERE SOME UNDERWAY SAILORS. NOW I AM HAPPILY RETIRED! WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OLD SHIPMATES. COOKNEM@GRICS.NET INSURV 2003 WAS A BLAST. TOO BAD DECK WAS ONLY ONE TO PASS. YOU ENGINEERS KILLED A SHIP!
Williamson, BradEN2Mar 2, 2001 – Sep 16, 2004A GANGNEVER AGAIN
Williamson, BradEN2Mar 2, 2001 – Sep 2004AAh the good ole days
Stone, ChrisLCDRApr 2001 – Mar 2004WEPS/CSA terrific ship manned by even better sailors... what a shame to see her go!
Benezue, JohnTM2Apr 2001 – Oct 2002CA"So, I wonder if hitting this warhead with a rubber mallett will set of the torpedo? What do you think, Ms. Dawson?"
Sok, CaseyFC/2May 9, 2001 – Aug 9, 2003CG 04The Valley Girl was the first ship of my Navy life, but unfortunately not the last. CIWS FC's are the only real FC's that existed on this pig.
Liwanag, RockyEM1(SW)May 13, 2001 – Aug 19, 2004ELECTRICAL (E)Its has been a pleasure serving in this great cruiser and with its crew.
Harvey, DavidFC2May 18, 2001 – Aug 2004CFTroy, you need help.
Ward, RobertGSM2(SW)Jun 20, 2001 – Dec 4, 2003MPHad a blast
Bindara, NathanYN3Sep 1, 2001 – May 5, 2003NX(The Best)Good times! Miss all my buddies that I lost contact with - Sargent, Loera, Clinton, Shabazz, Clifton, Verdell, England kid, Gooden (Big Good), Ramirez, Stenton(slapped dawson's butt), and everyone else that I can't remember. Hit me up!
Keil, BrendanGM1(SW)Sep 1, 2001 – Jan 15, 2004CG DIV
Marcum, James L.IC2(SW)Sep 4, 2001 –CEMy first underway with this ship was on 9/11/01. What a HELL of a way to start!!!
Giraldo, JulioIT1Sep 20, 2001 – Aug 30, 2004IS01Like with everything else, I had good and bad memories, mostly good. Had a really good time on deployment, met some really great people with whom I still keep in touch with and it was sad to see her go. Decommissioning Crew.
Tadewald, BradOS2 (SW)Sep 22, 2001 – Aug 31, 2004OII Found out now that I am on a new ship, that the crew and brotherhood of the VFG was one that cannot be surpassed. It was a great ship and learned alot about myself and life.
Irons, KevinGMCOct 1, 2001 – Aug 31, 2004CoDecomissioning Crew
Kim, FrankLTJGOct 26, 2001 – Oct 28, 2003S-2/S-3/S-4Worked hard. Good time. She will be missed.
Meyers, Brian "skull"ITCOct 27, 2001 – Jul 1, 2004OCOne of the truly great warships. To decom and sink her is travesty and a sin. Some bean-counting bureaucratic politician policy wonk will go straight to Hell for allowing it. Ahoy old mates! Drop me a line.
Wright, JamesCWO3Nov 20, 2001 – Jul 19, 2004OM
Burke-mccandless, ChristopherEW2, NOW CTT1Dec 18, 2001 – Jul 15, 2004OMgood times and bad times. glad i was there even though it sucked major a$$ sometimes mutil8r69@yahoo.com or find me on TWS

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