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USS Guadalcanal (LPH 7) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Guadalcanal (LPH 7). 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 1011 crew members registered for the USS Guadalcanal (LPH 7).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1963 | 1964 – 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 – 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
Wade, DarrickOS31901 – 1994OperationsHad a great time, learned a lot and made a lot of friends!
Pennington, William A.SEAMAN FIRST CLASS1943 – 1946Deck First
Owen, WilliamFirst class1944 – 1946First class air craft carrierI'm 89 years old. Just wondering if any of my buddies were still alive from my ship days back on the US Guadalcanal
Maxwell, Gilbert DavidABF3Aug 23, 1962 – Sep 2, 1964V4PLANK OWNER JOINED THE SHIP WHILE UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN PHILLY
Kummer, WilliamAGANOct 6, 1962 – Jan 5, 1965
Smith, Ronald C.SM21963 – 1964CS SIGNALMANPLANK OWNER OF USS OKINAWA LPH3AND ALSO USS GUADALCANAL LPH7. LEFT NAVY IN NOV 1964 WENT BACK TO SO GEORGIA TO WAYCROSS. RETIRED FROM GA POWER CO IN OCT 1999.
Keleigh, JohnE31963 – 1966EPlank Owner. Looking for old buddies Paul Rockefeller, Greg Nekola, W.K. Kummer, Dick Keen.
Posey, CarlSM11963 – 1965OCPlank owner. Great ship Great signal gang during my time on board. Retired 2000,after 42 years in Naval uniform.
Becker, Elwood (Al)IC31963 – 1964EWorked for John Hamel IC1 -- Worked on ships phone system
Dowis, JamesABF31963 – 1965V4I Remember being at flight quarters the day President John F. Kennedy was killed. Was on board for "operation steel pike" off the coast of Spain and the Dominican Crises. I remember when we were in Norfolk and had to put out for a hurrican.
Dowis, JamesABF31963 – 1965V4
Johnson, WilliamBM31963 – 19642nd deck, boat crew, coxwainPlank owner, looking for 2nd div guys?
Johnson, WilliamBM31963 – 19642ndplank owner
Stoltz, CarlRD21963 – 1965operations
Furman Jr, FrancisDM31963 – 1964XPlank owner of USS Guadalcanal LPH-7, transferred to COMNACBLANT with the seabees in 1964
Sowards, GaryRM 31963 – Dec 1963COMUNICATIONPLANK OWNER, TOOK HER ON SHAKEDOWN TO GITO. WAS IN SURCURE TELETYPE WHEN JFK WAS KILLED. MADE UP NEWSPAPER OF TELETYPE CLIPPINGS. TRANFERED TO EARLE B. HALL DAY BEFORE 1ST TRIP TO MED.
Fannin, Hoyt [glen]MM31963 – 1966MP3
Walker, LarryRD31963 – 1964OperationsI am a plank owner. Joined the ship when she was still under construction in Philly. Hi Stolz! Heard from any of the other scope jockeys? McHugh, Weese, Goldman, Herr, Ivan, Wyatt, Anderson, Neesen?
Butler, EdHM11963 – 1965MedicallPlank Owner: GUADALCANAL's Rep on the Bd of Dir. Please e-mail with your e-mail address so I can get/keep you in our loop. Next reunion Sept 20th - 25th, '16 in San Diego, CA My e-mail address: edselbutler@gmail.com
Oltman, JimFN1963 – 1964EngineeringPlank Owner. Went on orignal shake down in GITMO. Left ship and reassigned to Gitmo Bay. Spent 18 months at Gitmo and assigned to ordinace dept.Shipped back to Norfolk in 1966 for discharge.
Hoyd, Tom profile iconRD31963 – 1966operationsplank owner joined ship in philadelphia
Palacios, JesseABF31963 – Feb 23, 1967v4Great time on the ship.
Herr, DonaldE#1963 – 1964radarEntered posthumously by his son Brian - apologies if I don't have some of the terminology correct. We lost dad to cancer last month; anybody who remembers him, I would love to hear the stories.
Rost, Kenethsfm 21963 – 1967Rplank owner
McKee, BillSeaman1963 – 1966Second Division
Valdez, Edward J profile iconrm21963 – Dec 16, 1966commFortunately, Frank Singleton, RM3, had his ph# listed. Talked to him for more than an hour. Great! Eventually will contact others but looking for info on Lt Katz. email me - valdez_1940@sbcglobal.net
Redfield, LynnE31963 – 1966BTPlank Owner.Assigned to ship near completion.Commissioned July,20.
Weese, BobRD 1 1963 – 1965OI DivisionGraduated from U. of Florida in 1973. Taught school for 40 years. Retired now. I was on the first crew. Got out in 1970.
Chapman, Gene profile iconSN1963 – 19651St and 2nd Deck DeptI am a plank owner would like to hear from any one who served E-Mail vchapman47@yahoo.com 352-589-1878 H 207-242-9664 C live in Eustis Fl
Guzzo, AnthonyFn1963 – 1963BPart Of the commissioning crew out of boot camp.Did Pre Com in norfolk went to Phila for shake down cruise down the delaware with the yard guys.Wednt to norfolk to \get readt for shakedown in Gitmo.
Varga Jr, GeorgeE3Jan 14, 1963 – Jan 15, 1965AdministrationI Commissioned USS Gaudalcanal LPH-7 in 1963 I was one of the original plank owners. I was told, as a plank owner I would receive some part of the ship when it was decommissioned. I thank the Navy again for keeping thier word to enlisted.
Daniels, WalterAIRMANFeb 1, 1963 – Oct 8, 1964V-2Plank owner, commissioning crew @ Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard. Nephew LTJG Randy Formyduval served on the de-commissioning crew.
Franco, Skip MatthewSHB 3Mar 1963 – Mar 5, 1965SupplyLooking for old buddies to chat with. Call me at 860-523-4069 or 860-930-0574. Dowdy & Francevich especially, get in touch!! Email addy is my sister's, she'll relay all contacts to me.
Singleton, FrankRM3Mar 1963 – Apr 1965crassigned to "NIEG" after radio school ..plank owner.. would like to hear from anyone who remembers me 412 496 9000..still live in pittsbugh
Foster, BillDENTALMANMar 19, 1963 – Apr 30, 1965Dental
Maddox, JohnBM2Apr 8, 1963 – Jun 28, 19652ndPlank Owner. Commissioning Crew. Retired From Navy At Seattle.Wa. In.1979
Dill, ButchDK3Apr 9, 1963 – Apr 30, 1965S-4Retired 1988.
Lossen, ThomasBT3Apr 15, 1963 – Sep 22, 1966eng.Plank owner USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7)
Camm, Gary LENFNApr 18, 1963 – Jan 10, 1965AShe was a great lady and a great place to learn. I was a Chief Engineer on a small cruise ship out of FL. and a toolmaker now retired in IL.with 14 grand children. Anyone hear from Borm? e-mail me
Christy, DavdABH2Apr 27, 1963 – Jun 13, 1965V-1I was aboard for the shake down cruise.Worked as Red shirt, yellow shirt.Left ship for Vietnam aboard CVA11 1965.
Rudman, Michael (Mike)RM2Apr 29, 1963 – Sep 19, 1964Comm.We orig. assembled in Norfolk then onto Phila. as a plank owner. Went on shakedown to Gitmo. Remember the Panamanian Crises? I was in radio shack, on watch, when msg was received about JFK. A sad day that was. Any old friends out there?
Hansen, HowardQM3May 1963 – Jul 1966NavigationPlankowner. Served under Capt's Peterson, Hill & Taylor.
Gombert, JerryRD 2May 1963 – Jan 15, 1966operations
Bowren, RickRM2May 1, 1963 – Aug 15, 1965COMMHad a great time on "CandyCane-7" .. still remember the gang in the radioshack .. and yes, some of us were on watch when the "Flash" msg came in about Kennedy. Where is the guy that used to call me "Ricky-Poo ??
Drabinski, DanielE-3May 3, 1963 – Apr 2, 19652I've been an Electrican for 40 years now. Miss all of my buddies from the service.
Nissen, John (Jack)RD3May 8, 1963 – Jan 20, 1966Operation Intelligence DivisionI served about 33 months aboard the USS Guadalcanal LPH-7.It was one of three ships I served on plus several shore duty places. The USS Guadalcanal was by far the best duty, I'm a PLANK Owner with lots of good memories.
Foster, BillMay 27, 1963 – Apr 30, 1965DentalPlank Owner, Helped set up the Dental Dept. Myself,DT-1 Kohn,DR Lawerance,made up the Dental Dept.
Benton, EdwinMM2Jun 1963 – Mar 1965MWould like to hear from anyone from the engine room and those who remember "Judy" generator #1 in the boiler room.
Christy, DaveABH 2Jun 1963 – Sep 1965V1I was a yellow shirt and worked the flight deck. Do you remember Donald Stubblefield? He was my best friend. He died in 2009.
Doepel, RayABF3Jun 16, 1963 – Jun 16, 1967V4Got alot of memories and alot of good friends from my time. Palacio, Morris, Bull, Hass, Chief Edwards, Frenchettie; Terry; Big Daddy Shaw and many more. Would love to hear from you.
Romans, JoeAE4Jun 19, 1963 – Jan 15, 1965V6I visit all of the Guadacanal reunions.
Quist, LynnRM3Jul 1963 – Jan 1965CRAm a plank owner,came aboard the day before commissioning ceremony. CR&CS Div berthed in troop spaces near Main Comm. Sea trials,shakedown,Operation Steelpike,Panama incident.Good ship and radio/sig gang.Learned a lot,great life experience.
Reich, PhilipBMSNJul 1963 – 19652nd deckReally enjoyed cruises to carib each winter
Chobrda, John / CharlieETN 2Jul 1963 – Jul 1964OEPlank owner, reported aboard the day she was commissioned. Shake down cruise, I remember being in Gitmo when Kennedy was shot.
Oltman, JimFNJul 1, 1963 – May 13, 1964EPlank Owner
Butler, EmilETN2Jul 8, 1963 – Jul 7, 1964OCPlank owner. Went on board at Philadelphia just prior to commissioning. Was en route to Cuba when assasination of Kennedy was announced to the crew. I enjoyed serving on LPH7 and was saddened to learn of its demise.
Stoltz, CarlRD 2Jul 20, 1963 – Sep 13, 1965Operations
Scott, JimmySFP2Jul 20, 1963 – Apr 27, 1967RPlank Owner
Marsolek, NormanSNJul 20, 1963 – Jan 15, 1965deck 2ndhelmsman, lookout, compartment cleaner, head cleaner, bow hook and head singer
Shaw, BillABH3Aug 1963 – Aug 1966VI
Koch, RonaldABH2Aug 1963 – Jun 1967V-1 Flight DeckAboard origianl shakedown cruise. Went to England & France. I was TAD to USS LaSalle when the helicopter crashed, and lost two good friends.
Zech, WilliamBTAug 1963 – 1966
Shaw, Bill (Big Daddy )ABH3Aug 1963 – Oct 1966v-1
Shaw, Bill (Big Daddy )ABH 3Aug 8, 1963 – Sep 9, 1966v1work on the flight deck as lse lt powell was division officer v r harris was abh1 made cheif i was in rep 8 ran the tillie was just a kid and had a ball my buddy jim witt was on there also would like to hear from shipmates it been a long time
Denicola, TonyCpl E4Sep 1, 1963 – Dec 1, 19632/8 2nd Marine DivisionMade th Shakedown cruise in 1963,going to Panamah Best ship I was on.
Wooten, JerryABH3Oct 19, 1963 – Jun 19, 1967v3 v1was abord 4 years had some good times and sad worked hanger and hanger deck on board steel pike panama incedent dominican campain was on leave to get married when helo crashed would like to hear from you fellows if you remeber me
Krol, DavidFN- EM2Dec 27, 1963 – Jun 17, 1967EngineeringJoined crew after "A" school as green EMFN upon ships return from shakedown. Fond memories, friendships and great times in those 3-1/2 years.

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