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USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). 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 258 crew members registered for the USS Vella Gulf (CG 72).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1993 | 1994 – 1996 | 1997 – 1999 | 2000 – 2002 | 2003 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Tirrell, RobynSN1997 – 1997Deck
Castle, BruceENC/SW1997 – 1999A Gang
Carlson, JamesET1Jan 1997 – Oct 2000CE
McClanahan, Eric / BoogerEW /EW2Jan 3, 1997 – Jul 2, 2001OT
Thogaru, Rohan (Aka: Hot Chocolate)GSM3Jan 7, 1997 – Jan 7, 2001Main PropulsionGood times...Great Memories...except the hundreds of GQ drills during LOA...and late night helo refuelin.fun times as nozzleman with the crazy repair 5 crew...Engineering Dept Rules...hope to get back in touch with all of yall.
Armstrong, JanineFCC(SW)Apr 1997 – Jul 2001CF
Lester, KimberlySTG3May 1, 1997 – Oct 1, 1997SonarAwesome! Best shipmates!
Garcia, PatrickEN 3May 10, 1997 – Jun 20, 2000A GANG BABY!!I recall ALOT of good times with some GREAT shipmates. To all my fellow snipes, thank you. To the rest of the ship, Thank you as well for the good tymes. Viva Vella Gulf (aka the love boat) hahaha
Himmelstein, KarenOS2Jun 15, 1997 – May 24, 2002OI
Marshall, SolomonDK3Aug 7, 1997 – Sep 16, 1999SUPPLY
(biggs) Jones, Michelle (Lil'boats)BM3Sep 15, 1997 – Mar 15, 19991stThere were only a few who believed in me onboard, p. Thank you Captain Shires and thank you BM1 Jones (my Hubby), BMC Willetts and BMC Croy. I may have left the Navy as a disabled BM1 but I left proud and smart because of you all.
Murray, Melissa A.E2Sep 26, 1997 – Jul 10, 1998deck
Schumacher, KrisE3Oct 10, 1997 – Jan 5, 1998Fire fighter
Lester, KimberlySTG3Dec 1997 – May 1998CAOnly there for a short time, but loved every single minute. Love to hear from anyone who actually remembers me!
Nungaray, AdrianaSNDec 16, 1997 – Mar 1, 1999Deck
Lofland, Larryguye-1Jan 1998 – Jan 4, 19991not sure if anyone remembers me
Bardelli, MichaelSTGC(SW)Jan 2, 1998 – May 9, 2002CAFirst ship, lots of fun and fond memories. Nothing compares! NOPF Dam Neck does not compare to time on the mighty VG!
Pecson, Thom JamesPO2/SH2Jan 9, 1998 – Sep 19, 2002S-3BE NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Grindley, ChristopherHT2Jan 15, 1998 – Jan 12, 2000RFinest cruiser in the fleet!
Rothen, TimFC2Feb 1998 – Mar 2003cf
Mazack, JohnMSSNMar 28, 1998 – Dec 12, 1999supply
Graham, CameronGSCS(SW)/RETApr 10, 1998 – May 10, 2003MPA big shout out to the VLG SNIPES!
Wilbur, BeverlyETC(SW)Jun 1998 – Jul 2000CEEnjoyed some good times with some great people!
Yaskovic, PeterEM2Aug 1998 – Apr 2002E
Fernandez, Arnold (Lil Leroy)E6/IT1Aug 1998 – Mar 2002OC01
Hanisch, HashDC2Aug 1998 – May 2006rto anybody that i respected on that fucking boat, i invite you to join facebook.com...you know who you are.
Daniels, TimothyE-1Aug 10, 1998 – Mar 25, 1999OD
Leisure, JeffreyFCCSep 1998 – Jul 2002CG
McIlvena, DaveEN2Sep 1, 1998 – Dec 21, 2001A-Gang"These are good times we're livin' here bro's!"
Simmons, RyanFC2Sep 18, 1998 – Jan 21, 2003CFStarted off a good ship. Turned to a very stressful command later. Great division mostly. Later leadership abandoned division for their own safety in the dark years. Hope that only good memories will last and bad ones will be forgotten.
McMahan, BrandonYN2Sep 27, 1998 – Dec 18, 2001Nav/AdminI worked with a lot of great people onboard the Vella Gulf and wish them all the best of luck.
Nichols, DarrinGSM2Oct 21, 1998 – Mar 1, 2002MP
Porter, TysonET2Dec 18, 1998 – Jun 1, 2002CE01
Coleman, JohnQMSR-QM2(SW)Jan 1, 1999 – Jul 20, 2002NN01THIS WAS MY FIRST SHIP AND THE ONE I GOT MY PIN ON I LOVED IT AND LOOKING BACK ON IT NOW I WISH I NEVER LEFT HER
Williams, KeithE-4Jan 31, 1999 – Mar 13, 2003OII really had fun on the ship. Every single cruise and port visit was worth it. I met alot of really nice people and some not so nice. I really wish i could have kept in touch with some friends but i do understand.
Fallon, KyleCTR1(SW)Feb 1, 1999 – Apr 1, 2003OZMy first ship with females. Before I was stationed on the USS Merrill DD-976 and after A school began my career on the USS Texas CGN-39. Retired off VLG in 2003. Retired at Ocean View Baptist. Thank you CTR2 Gerdes for fine ceremony!!
Shelton, RodneyMSC (SW/SCW)Mar 1999 – Mar 2002S-2Best sea tour I ever had. I look forward to hearing from anyone onboard during my tour.
Tripp, DennisMSC(SW)Mar 1999 – Dec 1999S-2/5The best ship! Been onboard alot of ships, when you leave them you don't look back and run. The VG, I walked backwards and looked. That crew and ship is what I'll remember most from my Navy career for so many reasons.
McCoy, Jeffery MatthewDC2Mar 10, 1999 – Aug 15, 2002R
Marks, JeremyGSE2Mar 15, 1999 – Sep 20, 2002MP
Chester, BrianDK2(SW)Mar 17, 1999 – Mar 17, 2004SUPPLY
Alexander, MichaelIS1Mar 24, 1999 – Apr 5, 2002OTGreat Ship, Great tour, Great crew. We did it all, Kosovo, Afghanistan, persian gulf. I miss her.
Rickard, CaseyE2May 14, 1999 – Nov 11, 2000First
Reynolds, BrandonDC3Jun 1999 – Oct 2002R
Yingling, StephenAug 1999 – Nov 2001
Duffy, Stephanie (Doc)HM3 (SW)Sep 30, 1999 – Jul 18, 2000MedicalI loved being onboard the Vella Gulf. It's been the best command so far.
Adams, DavidEMCOct 1, 1999 – May 1, 2003EHello from the Big Show
Kennedy, ChristopherE-6Nov 1, 1999 – Dec 14, 2002CS

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