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USS Willamette (AO 180) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Willamette (AO 180). 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 342 crew members registered for the USS Willamette (AO 180).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1988 | 1989 – 1991 | 1992 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Bara, Nathan0000 –MEDCorpsman Striker
Gardzinski, Stanley "Ski" profile iconsk1May 1, 1979 –S-1Hay, were is everyone? Someone get ahold of me!!!!
Galvez, JoseBT21980 – 1983BPRE COM UNIT
Coggins Jr, AndrewLCDRJul 1981 – Mar 1983Plank Owner Ops
Brame, ChuckBT31982 – 1984engineer
Ramsey, ChuckSN1982 – 1984deckPlankowner
Mattinson, "Matt"MS11982 – 1986S2Cant believe Ive been retired for almost 16 years. I really miss all you PLANKOWNERS !!! Wonder if MSC Pascua is still alive ??? How about MS1 Tancianco, where ever you are. HI JOE BLOCK !!!!! (fastvettedriver@aol.com)
Beasley, Jim, "Da Beas"ET21982 – Nov 1985OEJust found out yesterday she was decommissioned. Where is my Plank? I thought at least I would get a Pack of razor blades!!! If any one remembers me drop me a note.
Buchanan, Keith/buckBT31982 – 1986engineeringHey Harry, Fois, Bobby, and Chuck Brame! What a blast from the past! I did get my "plank" after we hit the Jason --- what a weird night that was. Hello to all you other guys, too. I was told me there are no more BTs.
Gibbs, CalvinSK31982 –S1Good old days
Gary, LawrenceReported aboard SM1, made SMC, Left ship CWO21982 – 1990OPS / Communications / Signal GangI'm a Plank owner and The Original Duke of Oil To many old friends to name. Those were great days onboard Willamette. I'm living in San Diego these days. Working for the American Red Cross. lawrence.gary@redcross.org
Vanbevern, BobYNSR to YN2Feb 1982 – Oct 1985adminHi to all the Plankowners. Captains Yeoman during Precom And commissioning. Drop me a line.
Gardzinski, StanleySK-1Feb 1, 1982 – Jun 1, 1985supplyPLANKOWNER, OSI team, Dept. LPO
Hurley, Davidbm3Feb 10, 1982 – Mar 25, 1985deckGreat ship and great crew. We had the best football team thanks to all you North Carolina boys. Anyone can holla !
Scriven, GregoryMM3Mar 8, 1982 – Dec 21, 1985RASEWHERE ARE YOU GUYS FROM THE DUKE OF OIL.BEST PLANK OWNERS AROUND .SAME IT WENT TO THE DECOM WITH OUT A PARTY. CONTACT ME AT VA HOSP IN FAYETTEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA.
Liddle, BillMM1Mar 11, 1982 – Mar 11, 1986raseretired 21years of service
Stewart, Kelly (Stew)E-1 TO E4 , AND BACKMar 12, 1982 – Jun 8, 1985DeckPlankowner. Period dates may not be exact. Came on board in Avondale Shipyard. Anyone remember that beer joint, or gumbo festival there? Just found this site. Mostly real good times. Living in Fort Mill,Sc. Relatively joyous,happy, and free. I love
Clark, JeffQM2Mar 12, 1982 – Feb 19, 1984NAVPlankowner, Retired 12 April 2001 as a QMCS (SW) from C3F Staff. Now working at SPAWAR SD as a System's Engineer.
Sell, RussSM2Mar 31, 1982 – Dec 5, 1985OCPrecom/Plankowner. Origin: Will-rammit. Emergency back down in Sierra turning basin after ref-tra to avoid ramming a sub and instead' giving the Cimmerron some personality and crew 6 weeks stand down in shipyard. =]
Shirk, KimFC1Apr 1982 – Jul 19853rdHave been out of the Navy since 1987. Working in Austin Texas for a Phamaceutical Company as an equipment technician. Drop me a line.
Simpson, GeoffHT2Apr 1982 – Oct 1985Repair DivisionPlankowner. Live in Washington State. geoff@geoffsimpson.com
Steve, TegerstrandRMSN/RM3Apr 1, 1982 – Jan 1, 1984RadioPlankowner. Dates approx. Was there before sea trials in Avondale and would love to hear from some old friends. I live in Anaheim Ca now. And Stew, it was the "Hired Hand Saloon". :)
Czadzeck, WalterHT1/HTC(SW)Apr 1, 1982 – Jun 10, 1985Repair/CargoFrom Ford Island (82) to First west pac. best ship in the fleet. Miss all the plank owners.Best time I had in my 26 yrs.(PLANK OWNER)
Baldwin, SteveMMApr 1, 1982 – Feb 5, 1985\\\\\\\"A Gang"\\\\\\\Plank Owner. "A Gang"-- with Sweeney, Nobles, Hahn, Dalan, Mackey, Nadjae, Murphy, others. Loved Pearl Harbor and Hawaii. We had greatest bunch of guys on the whole ship in A, E and R Birthing area and lounge. We laughed all the time.
Ball, JamesLTMay 1982 – May 1984ENGPlankowner MPA
Thompson, JohnE-2May 1982 – Jul 1983Boatwains MatePlank Owner. What's up fellas? Do you remember me?
Block, JoeE3 MSSNMay 21, 1982 – Nov 25, 1986supplyi ate too much had fun with ya all still in michigan plankowner
Deshaney, MichaelSKC(SW)May 23, 1982 – Apr 3, 1985S-1Plankowner
Headrick, AlanLTJun 1982 – Mar 1986Deck, OPSPlankowner. 3rd Div Off, COMMO, CICO, Navigator, Admin Off.
Parson, JohnDCCS(SW), RET.Jun 1982 – Jun 1984REPAIRThe first time we took on fuel at the shipyard we got stuck in the mud. The first time we pulled into Portland we knocked out all phones in town. The first day upon being commisioned in Hawaii we blew up a shore power cable. A long list of first!
Snyder, TimRM2Jun 1, 1982 – Jul 31, 1985Deck/RadioPlankowner. A ton of fond memories.
Sawyer, ChuckMM2Jun 1, 1982 – Jul 4, 1984MSorry to see she had been decommissioned so soon, and that only one plankowner was in attendance. Would have liked to have been there.
Carlstrom, James (Jim)RMCJun 5, 1982 – Aug 31, 1983CRCame aboard on the nucleus crew in Avondale, LA. This was a rewarding challenge as my last command in the Navy.
McCloud, Bobbye5Jun 12, 1982 – May 22, 1986msI LOVED BEING ON THE SHIP FOR THOES YEARS WHEN I FOUND THIS SITE IS WAS SO WEIRD SEEING ALL THOES NAMES OF PEOPLE I SEVERD WITH I MISS YOU ALL. I WAS ABOUT THE ONLY ONE FROM KY I STARTED OFF BT WENT TO MS
May, AndrewRM2Jul 28, 1982 – Sep 20, 1985RadioMiss the Willamette every day. Best time of my life..
Vaughan, Michael (Tink)OS2Aug 1982 – Aug 1985OEPlankowner - First command - best memories ever. Dream-Pak was awesome! Grew up a lot here. Can't think of a group of men I would rather have served with. Nuc I and Nuc II crews and plankowners - will always remember
Ramsey, LarryYNCS (SW)Sep 1982 – Aug 1985adminplankowner, sr.chief of command, recreational director, best time ever had on a ship!
Christoffersen, ChrisCommand Master ChiefOct 1982 – 1984DeckLots of fun...great people..
Harrington, KevinBT-2Dec 2, 1982 – Jul 29, 1986Hay whats up just looking for some the old crew
Canon, MikeLTDec 27, 1982 – Apr 28, 1985

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