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USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). 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 514 crew members registered for the USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1986 | 1987 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1997 | 1998 – 2000 | 2001 – 2003 | 2004 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Barber, James M.FC21987 –Plankowner.
Senior, Earl E. , Jr.STG11987 – 1988Plankowner.
Callaway, BobEW21987 – 1989Plankowner.
Oefelein, JeffreyGSEC(SW)1987 – 1991
Dempsey, PatrickSTGSN1987 – 1990WASome of the best days of my life . But I only seem to remember all the... stuff like TMI , GOULA,Capt Odies,Big Jims Breakaway,JetteBlast ETC.
Dorobiala, MikeEMCS(SW)1987 – 1992A-gang, 3M coordPrecom, 5 tough years and the 1st gulf war!
Jaramillo, RudyRM21987 – 1990OCPlankowner..
Busch, AlanEW21987 – 1989CSPlankowner. What an honor it was to serve on such a fine ship with a fine crew. Just glad I wasn't in the dust bunny division for too long(XO brainchild). Can't forget about the BB&G in Pascagoula.
Thompson, BobEW21987 – 1989ce then they moved us to OPSGreat ship ... looking for some of the EWs that were on that first cruise. Good times were had by all.
Whitehead, JamesEW21987 – 1989CTPLANK OWNER
Dugas, Dave "doogie"PO31987 – 1988Deck/Rescue Swimmer/Struck CorpsmanPlankowner. Always remember thr good friends and good times.
Heckman, DavidOS21987 – 1991OIPlankowner, Great Crew and Memories
Glauber, Eugene (The Beaner, Zee High Lord, Dr.tron) profile iconFC1 (-SW)1987 – 1990CFDisplay Tech extraordinaire, Micro Tech, Master of the Harris Mainframe, Crasher of PCs, Wearer of Bumble Bee Slippers, Member of the "Fat Chicken" Band, Official wristwatch battery changer for the Captain, etc. FunTimes
Dodd, Bobe61987 – 1991combat systems cgworked on the tomahawk weapons system and was part of the comissioning crew
McGough, RichardHT2Jan 1987 – Sep 1990RJust so you know Cliff im still kicking. Had a great time on a great ship. I miss alot of those port visits.
Dean, ChuckCTO2Jan 1987 – Sep 1990OTGreat pre-com crew! Lots of memories.
Castoe, RobertHT3Jan 1987 – Apr 1990R DivisionPlankowner. Had a good time assigned to CG-55. Best crew ever.
Annexstad, TomQM-2Jan 3, 1987 – Jun 7, 1989NavigationLoved serving on America's battle cruiser.
Dinkins, Joel/dinkGMGSNJan 6, 1987 – Sep 30, 1990WGIt has been my honor and privledge to have served on the "World's finest Battle Cruiser"!! May God bless CG-55 crew from PRECOM to DECOM!
Barros, AlexanderSNJan 10, 1987 – Oct 1, 1989OI/DECKGreat time of my life! Great memories with the guys. I will never forget these times!
Dollar, WilliamMSCJan 12, 1987 – Nov 27, 1991SupplyPLANKOWNER. The "NEY" Team, Nobody Does It Better!
McCaughey, MikeEM3Jan 14, 1987 – Nov 29, 1989EPlankowner At 42 Cliff Iam alive and well. Looking forward to someday meeting all plankowners again
Dean, ChuckCTO2Jan 17, 1987 – Sep 1990OTPlankowner. Great crew!
Moreno, MarcGMGFeb 1987 – Nov 2, 1988WeaponsGreat Time with GREAT GUYS: Still in touch with the East Coast Plankowners
Henson, MikeCTRCS(SW)Feb 1, 1987 – Sep 13, 1990OT - PLANKOWNERGREAT SHIP WITH BEST CPO GROUP I EVER SERVED WITH.
Hart, William (Bill)RM1(SW)Feb 15, 1987 – May 18, 1989OCPlankower
Stewart, Bryan (Stew)OS1Mar 1987 – Mar 1991OIThe greatest warship on the waterfront -- bar none!! Too many memories to recount but all great. Would have to say this is where I grew, matured, and learned what it means to be Sailor. I will always cherish the time spent onboard.
Banton, Robert "Hollywood"YN3Mar 1987 – Oct 30, 1990ExecutiveMy experience on the Leyte Gulf was awesome! Norfolk, Pascagoula, and Mayport all provided some great times.
Allen, GeorgeDK3Mar 1987 – Mar 1990S4
Snyder, DaveGSM1(SW)Mar 1987 – Aug 1988MPGreat ship; made CPO selectee there but had to go on LimDu due to illness - was very sad not to complete initiation with the rest of the guys there. Leyte Gulf is the only one of my ships not under water now!!!
Ervin, JeffreyOS2(SW)Mar 1, 1987 – Aug 25, 1991OIPlankowner. Two major deployments, spent enough time in France to learn to really dislike them, and one war (Desert Shield/Storm). What a blast!!! Great crew, and a great ship. Had the honor of serving with Capt. Rogers. A great learning experie
Logue, RichardSTG3Mar 1, 1987 – Dec 15, 1988WAPlankowner.
West, RayOS1Mar 3, 1987 – Nov 19, 1989OIThe most professional and fearless crew in the Navy, equals the greatest Warship ever to sail the seas. Thanks for the great memories and friends.
Kovach, MichaelOS1Mar 5, 1987 – Dec 15, 1990OIPlank Owner
Bryant, StanFCC(SW)Mar 14, 1987 – Aug 1, 1989CFPlank Owner and my last ship.
Zumwalt, PaulGMG3Apr 1987 – Jan 12, 1990WeaponsPlankowner, SAR, Forward GunMount,vodka,Rock'n da boots, Elmo,Zoomy, Black Angus.
Ashpole, BrianCTR1Apr 1987 – Oct 1989OTI learned how to be chief on this ship. Mike Henson tought me a lot of hard lessons.
Spoelhof, Phillip (Spooly)ENC (SW)Apr 1987 – Oct 1992APlankowner
Hinson, JoeChief Navy Counselor (SW)Apr 1987 – Jul 31, 1991Command Career CounselorAwesome men brought this warship to life with sacrifice, pride and determination making up this ships lifelong personality. My relief received a ship with a Golden Anchor for retention. I’m proud to say I completed the job I came there to do.
Spoelhof, Phil (Spooly)ENC (EN2 @commisioning)Apr 4, 1987 – Nov 16, 1992A DivisionWas the best ship with the BEST crew .
Anderson, LarryEM2May 1987 – Jun 1989plankowner, living in jacksonville fl
Hawblitzel, ToddSK3May 1987 – Jan 1990SupplyPLANKOWNER
Snyder, StevenCTM2(SW)May 1, 1987 – May 1, 1990OTMade me what I am today. Thank you Mike Henson for all you did for me!!! Best job I will ever have.
Maples, CameronDC/FAJun 1987 – May 1988R
Raynor, BrettLTJun 1987 – Aug 1991Admin, Communications, A-GangPlankowner. You guys were the best crew a man could have served with! An amazing experience to have been part of something so much bigger than life. 4 years, 2 deployments, 1 war (part 1), and many incredible memories.
Christie, Wallace (Beave)FCSNJul 1987 – Jul 17, 1990CSPlankowner;Be nice to hear from other plankowners.Send message.
Chaney, BillFC1 (SW)Aug 1, 1987 – Jul 1, 1989CF04 PlankownerHey Guys! Pat Byrne, what happened to your sorry self? RVSP! Harry Ames, the CG 55 WAS "Once in a Lifetime"! Remember "We All Live In A Haze Gray Piece of Sh*t"?
Franz, DarrinRM3Sep 1987 – Sep 1990Deck, OCPlankonwer. Great times and made some great friends. I keep missing the reunions and I'm still in Jax!Happily married for 16 years and 4 kids. All is good.
Brown, RickyBM3Sep 17, 1987 – Oct 14, 1990DeckGreat ship love the leyte gulf. I enjoyed the tour. I am also a plankowner.
Haight, Marksm3Sep 24, 1987 – Sep 24, 1990oci was just looking for some old shipmates. e mail me if you know me. no nastygrams please.
Frondarina, Dominador R.MSC (SW)Sep 26, 1987 – Sep 30, 1991SUPPLYGlad to be one of the plankowners of the ship.
Dean, KennyDK1Oct 1987 – Jul 1991SUPPLYTHE BEST SHIP EVER IN MAYPORT'S HARBOR.
Benthal, JesseOS3Oct 1987 – Sep 1990OI
Olcott, FrankDC2Nov 1987 – Sep 1991Repair
Johnston, BrianHT-E4Nov 15, 1987 – Jun 16, 1990RMy time on USS Leyte Gulf was some of the best and most challanging in my life.Made some great friends there also.
Blackford, RandyGSM2Dec 1987 – Jan 1990MP
Hyland, William "Bill"EN3Dec 1987 – Apr 1988Would like to hook up with the likes of Hank McGinnis, Cliff Johnson, Joe Reinhardt, Ken Swaney, and other friends I made on the USSLG.
Johnson, Steven (Spud)E-5/RM2Dec 1987 – Apr 1992OCThis was the Best command out of all the one's I've served. Leyte Gulf made me the person I am today. Thank you. RM2(SW) Johnson aka Spud, I got a piece of the Plank.

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