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USS Tripoli (LPH 10) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Tripoli (LPH 10). 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 946 crew members registered for the USS Tripoli (LPH 10).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 – 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Bostic, Quincy LeeE21967 – 1968Flight Deck/Yellow ShirtShake down crews on brand new ship. Airdale
Klepsch, EdmundE-31967 – 1971A
Cernetisch, Earl Redleadseaman/then fireman1967 – 19691st/a divisionlooking for someone who remembers going ashore when anchored in danang harbor. we went in for r&r and then called back to the ship to help the uss forrestal which was on fire. i have a claim in for agent orange
Grinstead, MichaelAC21967 – 1969CIC/OPS
Fishell, EldonAtn31967 – 1970V6
Guffy, MikeRD2Jan 1967 – May 1969
Donnell, Stephen (Steve)AMS3Jan 1967 – Jun 1969airdaleI came aboard in Jan. 67 and was part of tho org. crew after the ship got to San Diego. I worked on the flightdeck pushing birds and tying them down.I stayed on board for the first two tours to Viet Nam and then left to be a door gunner .
Jackson, PaulE-4Jan 1967 – 1970OI
Stanfill, RoyETN2Jan 1, 1967 – Oct 31, 1969OEMade 2 West Pac tours to Vietnam. Shipyard at Long Beach Enjoyed the experience, but was soooo happy to get out.
Hanley, JamesPC3Jan 1, 1967 – Jul 1, 1970x
Gaskin, DanielRD2Jan 1, 1967 – Jul 1, 1970
Lunden, RobertSNJan 1, 1967 – Dec 20, 1967XTrying to register Tripoli in the VA Agent Orange register for the beach party in DaNang in 1967. Please see VA web sites: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.asp Check out Diseases & Conditions
Wright, MelvinE5Jan 1, 1967 – May 1, 1969AGBoarded Jan '67, AO/E2, Blue shirt first tour pushing helios. 2nd tour as a AG in the weather office. I mastered Subic Bay bars. Nothing like monkey meat coming back from liberty. Out 9/70, AG/E5, Keflavik, Iceland
Rojas, EddieHT3Jan 1, 1967 – Dec 6, 1968Engineering Dept (R Division)Looking for SN Fernandez. Need to discuss port call in July 1968 in Hawaii. He was hospitalized when we were assaulted.
Schmitt, LesQM3Jan 3, 1967 – Jul 10, 1970NWould like to hear from some of N Div people.
Cook, LonHM2/FMF/2/3Jan 4, 1967 – Sep 19, 1967FMF Corpsman C&C 2/3Boarded ship with 2/3 Marine Unit after twin brother Ron was wounded on DMZ while our units were together (Dec. '66)Treated incoming causualities when not in field. Knew Overson from Corpschool. OR Tech Bob Woods best friend. Killed 1967/1st missi
Ellenbrand, TedBM3Jan 6, 1967 – Aug 26, 19702ND DIV
Meissen, RobertBM3Jan 15, 1967 – Oct 10, 19702ND
Hobin, EdABF-3Jan 16, 1967 – Jul 1, 1970V-4Made 3 WestPacs. I stay in touch with Gael Hughes, John Blackburn, Jim Raptis and John Joly. Looking for Tommy Martin and Tom (TJ) McCaffrey. Like to obtain a 1969-70 Cruise book. I'm Retired living in Brooksville, Fl
Hillard, Daniel N SN/DK3Jan 17, 1967 – Aug 31, 1968V-1 then S-4Was in V-1 Div on 1st deployment 1967. When Chief found out I could type I was sent to be striker in Disbursing. On 2nd cruise I was promoted to DK3 and xfeffed to USS America CVA-66.
Graham, LesDP2Mar 1967 – Oct 1970S-7Not a Plank Owner, but close! Member of first full complement, made three WestPac cruises. Howdy to the "Jensen twins", Bobby Vu, and John Thomas too. Has anyone heard from Chief Speed (my hero!) or Rick Somerville?
Sluder, MikeQM 3Mar 1967 – Oct 1970NWas assigned to 1st. Div. out of bootcamp, was then able to transfer to N Div.(Thank you LCDR Tom Carroll)Would love to here from Gary Johnson,Mr. Carroll,R.Stevens,W.Stansell,I. Blair or any of the old Quatermaster gang.You guys are the best.
Davis, NeilABH3Mar 1967 – Sep 1970V1-KAnyone that wants to get in touch, do. I have great memories on the Tripoli. bjar13@aol.com
Morris, toxeyLT (MC)Mar 10, 1967 – Dec 20, 1967MedicalI am the ship's Medical Officer, learned new skills in rivet counting and suturing while sickbay vibrated, and worked with outstanding professional corpsmen. I am like Klavuhn; I would go back aboard today.
Schieferdecker, DonADJ3Apr 1967 – Nov 1969V-6Worked flight deck, primary, lots of good memories, miss old friends made there.
Scott E (Ed) Dodson, EdL/CPLJun 1967 – Jul 1967F Co 2nd Bn 3rd MarinesWas one of the Marines of 2/3 the first combat unit. Was treated in the hospital on 8July67 for a wound. Thanks to the ships crew for takeing care of the Marines that were bought in from the jugle.
Harris, EarlSEAMANJun 1967 – Mar 1969Boatswain
Cook, LonHM2/FMF/2/3Jun 12, 1967 – Sep 22, 1967
Lewis, Robert B. Jr. (Dead Eye)CPL.Jul 1967 – Dec 19672nd/3rdWould have rather been in Sydney, Australia on R&R.
Miller, Donald (Don)ABH3Aug 5, 1967 – Sep 1, 1969ADMIN: CAPTAIN'S ORDERLY-DRIVER FOR 2 YEARSTWO TOURS WESPAC - SOUTHEAST ASIA. MY ASSIGNMENT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE FOR 6 MONTHS, BUT TURNED OUT TWO YEARS SERVING CAPT (RADM) HANK SUERSTEDT, CAPT ADAMS AND FINALLY, CAPT (RADM, ret) DON SHELTON. LOTS OF PICTURES AND MEMORIES ABOARD LPH-10.
Miller, Donald (Don)ABH-2Aug 5, 1967 – Sep 5, 1969ADMINIncredible tour during difficult times. Had best assignment on ship reporting directly to commanding officer as driver/orderly to Suerstedt, Adams and finally Shelton. Really missed chance to work flight deck. CUall@next reunion,
Marquis, PaulCORPORAL USMCAug 10, 1967 – Sep 6, 1968I served as a Marine on the Special Battalion Landing Team 2/3. We operated from the Tripoli from Aug 67 to about Dec 68. Our Battalion fought at KheSanh during 881 & 861 Hill Fights. I met many fine Sailors while on board this great ship.
Straub, DavidCT-3Sep 1, 1967 – Dec 23, 1967CT (Communications/Cryptology Technicia)Stationed TAD from Naval Communications Station - Philippines for 2nd VN tour. Accompanied Marine landing forces in three amphibious assault operations.
Linneweber, Tom "Duck"BM21968 – 19721stI came aboard the Tripoli in Hong Kong straight out of boot camp.I was assigned to 1st division.I remained in 1st division until I discharged 4 years later (1972).I was a BM2 and LPO of 1st division when I left.I met a lot of great guys in that time.
Calvin, BobMM21968 – 1971EngineroomChief Bigler was the engineering chief. I remember Ken McGwen also a MM2 and Bronze Star recepient. Boarded ship in Subic Bay after flying to DaNang and chasing it to Subic.
Hollandsworth, Jim3RD CLASS A01968 – 1969
Garbiel, Edwin1968 – 1970My father was a yoman on the tripoli. I have been trying to find information for years. Thanks
Hunt, WalterAN1968 – 1972V-1Crash and Salvage Rescue
Higgins, John (Huggybear) profile iconBM21968 – 19692nd / Gig CoxswainWas in 2nd & 1st div - worked for BM1 Turner when I was knocked over the side during an unrep
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Christy, DavidRM21968 – Feb 1, 1971CommunicationsI was with ComPhibRon-9 for the Westpac's in 68-69 and 69-70
Trajano, Tje71968 – 1972Steward / Fireman / Stretcher bearer / Machinery Repairhello!
Washington, MikeE2Jan 28, 1968 – Sep 9, 1969airgreat time in my life not state side
Stout, DennisRMCFeb 15, 1968 – Dec 20, 1968OC
Wandtke, JimSGT. USMCJun 1968 – Dec 1969SLF "B", 9th MABI remember well how this ship shaked during full steam. My daughter was born in Dec 1968,while I was stationed on this ship and we were steaming from Hong Kong to the P.I. I really did prefer it in Country.
Learned, JackPH3Jun 4, 1968 – May 17, 1971OPSI was in charge of the ship radio station KEEE then moved to the Photo Lab. I played basketball with Ltjg. Bill Travis and the other guys. Was very close with Kris Trulock and James Luce.
Wimmer, WilliamADJ3Jun 6, 1968 – Jan 4, 1971V-1 & V-6served flight deck, FD control,air office,air traffic control. Was air dept. barber after hours. was on green bug crew in 1970 at Imperial Beach. Hung out with Jim Bonewell, Charlie Boon, Harville, Moye, and many more.
Sottilare, TonyL/CPLJun 17, 1968 – Mar 5, 1970BLT 2/9I was Marine barber on the USS Tripoli and VanCouver in 1969..
Hamilton, DanATN2Jul 1968 – Dec 1970V6
Deakin, DeakMM3Jul 23, 1968 – Apr 21, 1972Engine RoomLooking for Dennis Shockency. I owe him an apology.
Fooshee, ThomasMR2Aug 1968 – 1970AFirst ship. Happy Ship Happy Crew, Merry Christmas Turn Two.
Garry, BeggAIRMAN 3Aug 1968 – Apr 1970Combat CargoHello all to all the guy in the Division I had the pleasure of working withand getting thoughs supplies to Marines on the ground. Ironically, 35 years later I am back working for the Marine Corps at HQMC in Kansas City. Glad to back where I started.
Wallace, JeromeBM-SNAug 1968 – Apr 1970came aboard august 1968 at subic bay did one tour in vietnam my friends were george crump,fred walker,johnny griffin and lionel laday.i worked under bm-1 gordon.I departed the ship april 1970 in okinawa shortly after coming out of dry dock
Johnson, SteveCS3Aug 15, 1968 – Sep 15, 1971S2Great ship I will never forget my time on board The Tripoli. Since I found the reunions I have met up with some old friends.
McClure, PatABF-3Oct 1968 – Oct 31, 1969V-4
Bush, DavidAE3Oct 10, 1968 – Sep 1, 1971V1&V6Worked flight deck as green shirt, went to V6 as helo mechanic.Flew two years as crewchief on Green Bug, ships CH46D Helo. Many memories.
Tracy, DaveRD2Nov 1968 – Jun 1970OI2 westpac tours in CIC. The last trip was shortened because fighting was winding down. They sent us to Korean coastline to do practice amphib exercises.
Bailey, WilliamLT.Nov 19, 1968 – Dec 20, 1969
Mayrose, TerryABH3Dec 1968 – Aug 1972V-1Flight Deck Landing Signalman...served on 2nd, 3rd, and part of 4th WestPac cruises. Made many good friends.
Davis, MichaelE3Dec 3, 1968 – Dec 12, 1972z-1enjoyed,and miss everyone
Davis, MichaelE-3Dec 3, 1968 – Sep 12, 1972V-1 & V-6Worked on flight deck blue shirt. Worked in V-6 as mechanic.
Mayrose, TerryABH3Dec 5, 1968 – Aug 21, 1972V-1Served 2nd, 3rd, and part of 4th WestPac cruises on Tripoli. Landing Signalman for 25,000th and 26,000th landing on ship. Last saw her at Mare Island on April 15, 2006. Got within 30 yards of her. Wow! Lots of memories. Lots of friends.
Brennen, PatrickE-5 RADARMANDec 8, 1968 – Jun 24, 1970OperationsHad a blast on the Tripoli. Especially with the old Apartment gang, Tim, Danny and so on.
Wesley Jr, James M. "Hungry Jack Or Big Jimmy"RM3Dec 10, 1968 – Aug 22, 1972CR DIVISION ATTACHED TO COMPHIBRON STAFFThe Tripoli was my home crew & embarked Marines my family. Communications was my passion and the training gave me both a Naval & Civilian career. Doesn't seem to be many of us left.
Wesley Jr, James MRM#Dec 17, 1968 – Aug 1, 1972Communications Radio (CR)Communication Dept. was attached to the Flag Staff
Courtney, RonaldE-3Dec 18, 1968 – Dec 20, 1969Aviation Fuels

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