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USS Lexington (CV 16) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Lexington (CV 16). 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 572 crew members registered for the USS Lexington (CV 16).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1957 | 1958 – 1961 | 1962 – 1967 | 1968 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1977 | 1978 – 1980 | 1981 – 1983 | 1984 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Benedict, JohnPH31968 – 1970This was the time when it was desingated CVT-16. I was flight deck photographer at sea and did public relations when in port.
Driskill, John profile iconPH31968 – 1972X DivisionI served on the Lexington in the Photolab from 1968 to 1972 and took lots of historic photographs. My photos of the 1972 Don Garlits Fly Navy promo on the Lexington are published in "The Blue Ghost" Page 51 3rd Edition.
Hallowell, Jeffrey ( Jeff )BM31968 – 19723rd
Poe, RobertAKAN1968 – 1969S6
Bauer, PaulF AFeb 1, 1968 – Aug 24, 1970shipfitter shop I spent more time in the yards for repair and overhall then at sea. WE spent 11 months at Boston in dry dock , 3 months in Mayport, and 3months in Mobile. also 3weeks at Gitmo.
Long, James profile iconSHB3-2Apr 27, 1968 – May 3, 1971Looking for shipmates who knew/served with my late husband
Williams, DanneyBT3May 1968 – Mar 13, 1972B-DivisionMost of the time was in #2 Boiler Room. Boston,Ma and Mobile, Al. Dry dock. Either inside the boiler looking out or outside looking in. Lots of hours and hard hot work but what I learned I would not trade for anything.
Cook, DonaldAIRMANMay 16, 1968 – Nov 12, 1969Aviation Storekeeperlookin for any of my friends in the supply division fron 1968 to 1970
White, DavidSNJul 1968 – May 1970sickbay/medicalWith experience I had on the LEX, I continued on to graduate Nursing school, also became Paramedic at Univ. of So. Alabama. I retired as VA Nurse after 28 years in Biloxi, MS. Like to hear from fellow shipmates.
Deane, RobertMR2Aug 15, 1968 – Apr 5, 1972A DivisionAll good memories of my time on the Lady Lex.
Walsh, JimRD3Oct 5, 1968 – Jun 6, 1970OIServed as MA in 68 early 69
Smith, GeorgeSNOct 10, 1968 – Feb 4, 1972MMGI've got some great memorys while serving aboard the Lex. Would like to hear from some of the guys in my Div. I'm retired now and enjoying the good life. LOL
Mercon, DennisEM2Oct 12, 1968 – Sep 1971Electrical DivisionEnjoyed my time as an Electrician Mate aboard the Lex. Left in September to begin predepolyment training for Vietnam as an advisor.
Doddo, JohnSH3Nov 27, 1968 – May 15, 1972SHServed as ships tailor and for my last two years as ships tailor and cobbler. Ed Tackish was cobbler prior to me. It was a great ship. Went back in 75 to vist the old lady. One day I will get to Corpes to see her again.They were great years
Dicke, PaulSHS-3Dec 1968 – Oct 10, 1972S-3I learned about life and the world as a member of the Lex family. Good memories of loyal friends supporting each other and working together. I developed solid work ethics and appreciation of the individuality of people.
O'Meara, Dave- Aka: BabyFIREMEN1969 – 1970MWorked in Aft Engine Room, Have many good memories of the old girl, especially going AWOL.
Bennett, Terry C.RM21969 – 1971RADIOMAN I look back on the experience now and wish I could have made a career choice.I love being part of her history and would do it again.
Bridgman, Ronald BridgmanPO3 ABH31969 – Apr 1970V3 Hanger Bay #1I was the leading PO of the Hager Bay 1 Moving aircraft on and off of elevator #1. now live in Charleston SC after 22 years of Military Service. Any fellow ship mates or other Military Retires. Feel free to contact me for some stories swapping.
Albach, WilliamE-31969 – 1972GMWould like to know if any of the GM mates are still Around
Maddalena, D. John ( Blue)ABHANFeb 15, 1969 – Nov 16, 1973V-3Does anyone remember riding out hurricane Camille. What a ride that was. How about cruising up the Mississippi River, headed for New Orleans for Mardis Gras?
Rose, Robertao3May 5, 1969 – Jul 31, 1971V3served aboard lady lex from 169-91; tranferred to USS Forrestal until separation in 1973
Rose, Robertao3May 5, 1969 – Jul 31, 1971v3served aboard from 1969 to 1971. then transferred to uss forrestal
Woolley, RonBT3Jul 1969 – Sep 1972B _ DivSpent the whole enlistment in #1 Fireroom. Worked hard and long hours, but made a lot good friends-- nope change that; brothers. Wouldn't trade the time for anything.
Kotz, Ronald profile iconPN3Aug 1969 – Jun 1971XLeft Navy in 1986, retired from VA after 30 years, college graduate with 2 degree's History/IST, now working on 2nd career with State of Virginia as Veterans Claims Agent. Also disabled service connected veteran.
Fuller, William (Bill)CS2Sep 1, 1969 – Jul 1, 1971Galley (Supply) S2I worked in in Food Service Office, Galley, Bake Shop, Salad Looker, Butcher Shop, Bake Shop and Chief's Mess.
Dumas, KennethSN/BM3Nov 1, 1969 – Nov 1, 19723RD Divisionbest duty station ever. Pensacola Florida. and made many friends. some I still communicate with today.
Utley, PhilipFN1970 – 1973B Division #3 FR/Oil Lab
Reinhart, Richard (Rick)GMG 31970 – 1971GMI was a gunners mate on a ship with no guns In port almost every weekend and only went out 2 weeks a month. Some pretty fine sea duty Loved the EM club and the Pensacola area Wish I could go back in time and do it again
Glenn, MorrisE4Jan 1970 – Jul 1973V-3
Wood, HoytATR3Feb 15, 1970 – Nov 10, 1971Primary Flight ControlI worked for the "Air Boss" (CMR Sims ),as crew leader.and in the AT shop when in port.
Altwies, DavidRM3Mar 3, 1970 – Mar 12, 1973CRThought I was going to bail out of the Navy when I came here. Got a chance to strike for RM. Never looked back on that good decision. Came here because I didn't want to speak Russian. Still have friends from here.
Lose, JayMMCMMar 10, 1970 – Nov 29, 1971M-DIVI WAS ONLY ON THE LEX FOR JUST OVER A YEAR, I MADE W-1 AND WAS TRANSFERED. I HAD A VERY GOOD TOUR ON HER AND WISH I COULD HAVE STAYED. I LIVE IN PENSACOLA NOW. J.D.
Lenzi, DonSF2Apr 1, 1970 – Dec 7, 1971rshipfitter shop, but most of the time playin poker in the pipe shop or the library.
Smith, W R profile iconRM3Aug 1970 – Jan 1974CRMy time aboard was an awesome experience and I made many lifelong friends...shipmates.
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Ghrigsby, DanE4Sep 15, 1970 – Apr 10, 1972V3Went aboard as a blueshirt pushing aircraft and later became a yellowshirt director in the hanger bay. Most memorable moment was when I landed aboard the lady and received my Super Duper Tail Hooker Certificate.
Lauman, RichardSNOct 16, 1970 – Sep 29, 19741STI was a BM and helmsman. Worked in the tool room.
Fields, W.c.E-3/ANNov 26, 1970 – Nov 11, 1972V-1FLT DK blueshirt and FLT DK CONT phone-talker. Living in Memphis after 28 year Navy Career. Ironic when you consider all my shipmates heard me say the only thing I wanted out of the Navy was me. Love Pensacola and go back often.
Coleman, Nelson profile iconFN/SN/YN3/YN2Dec 12, 1970 – Sep 30, 1974ENG/R-DIVMy first duty station and ship, I started on the Mess Decks, then to B-Div, 4 fire room, then to Engineering Log Room, then on as R-Division Yeoman.
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Wright, MontASM2Jan 1971 – 1975V-6I have worked in my navy field for a contract company for NASA aircraft division as a ground support equipment mechanic for several years.
Perry, Leroy (Lee)E-2 / FAJan 1971 – Dec 6, 1971A DIVISIONMY DUTIES REQUIRED LIGHTING OFF ELEVATORS 2&3 FOR SERVICE ,,ALSO STANDING WATCH IN AFTER STEERING .THE FIRST CLASS I WORKED FOR WAS JOSEPH BOEMEL, HE HATED ME AND MADE MY LIFE ON THE LEXINGTON A LIVING HELL !!!! HELP ME
Morris, WayneBT3Jan 20, 1971 – Sep 18, 1972
Hart, AlanANFeb 10, 1971 – Oct 15, 1972V2
Smith, DonaldYN3Mar 25, 1971 – Mar 25, 1971R and X DivisionWorked 3 yrs in the Engineering Log Room, last year in the Chaplain's Office........ Lot of good friends and memories..
Hammon, EddieGMG3Mar 26, 1971 – Jan 1, 1973GG Division maintained magazines, gun tubs,director tubes and ships armory/ small arms.
Williams, Donalde4May 1, 1971 – Jun 4, 1974v4im looking for anyone that remembers the blue shirt that backed up into a moving prop around 1973
Schneider, GeorgeBT3Jun 1971 – Apr 1974B / OC
Woods, Joseph (Joe)WO1Aug 10, 1971 – Jun 30, 1974XMy first assignment as a new WO1. Assigned to the Captain's Office
Sherman, LarryRM3Sep 1971 – Jan 1973OCAt the time I was an RM3 attached to Operations Dept. Ran ship to shore Radio, Bingo Board, sound powered phones, and a lot of chiping and painting, rebuilding our living space, and meeting alot of great people.
Gullette, MikeABH2Sep 21, 1971 – Jul 21, 1975V-1Made some good memories
Diamond, Bob (Dusty)ABEANOct 1971 – Oct 1975V-2Worked in arresting gear (hook chaser) for about 2 years then transferred to cats where I worked holdback. Also worked in the (Midnight maintainance crew) doing all the PMS on both cats and gear. Red white blue helmet.
Joey Lewis, RustyE-3Oct 15, 1971 – Jul 27, 1974V1Served on the the USS Lexington c.v.t.16
Harden, Richard (Ric)E-4Oct 18, 1971 – Sep 12, 1975Ric Harden was my brother who passed away 23rd of August 1997. He was sent to basic training in Orlando, Fl. served out his tour on the USS Lexington. Would like to know if any of his crew-mates remember him.. Would love to hear from you.
Holland, JohnnyE4/YeomanNov 15, 1971 – Aug 16, 1975NavigationStarted in Deck Dept then moved to Navigation Dept. Was stationed on the ship when the move "Midway" was filmed. Most people referred to me as "Preacher".
Hoover, Tom CABH-2Dec 10, 1971 – Nov 25, 1973V-1Yellow shirt (flight deck director) Fly 3 PO under Lt Fauze, Chief Woolover and ABH-1 Percell . Stationed NAS Pensacola Fl.

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