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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
Waller, RobertHT31972 – 1974R
Hines, William/billGMG31972 – Dec 1976Gunnersmate DivLooking for crew mates Collins, Samples,Tinkle,Butler,Holloway,March,Ward,Mason,Purdue,Sugar Bear.
Weisberg, JohnTM3Mar 1972 – Mar 1972OrdinanceBrief time aboard during UWSS ordinance recovery training
Heckler, DavidABE-2Apr 15, 1972 – Oct 12, 1975V-2 Arresting GearWork in gear my whole tour.
Spangler, David (Spanky)E3 / FNApr 25, 1972 – Jan 17, 1973E Division - Forward DieselGreat duty. In port every weekend, had an apartment right outside the gate. Left the ship when we went to dry dock in Boston.
McGuire, TimBT2May 16, 1972 – Nov 18, 1975B 1,2,3 fireroom was the best of times . It was the worst of times . stoled that from some author . Met some great people during my time on The Lady .thank you to all that made that time so good . Comtimcast@comcast.net
Peevy, RobertSH2Jun 1972 – Jun 1976S-3Great Duty In Pensacola met many good People there Military and Civilian.No other place like Belmont & Devilla ( The Blocks)
Rose, Mike Aka Red Rosee-4Jul 3, 1972 – Aug 7, 1975b-divwas in 3 fireroom all 3 years,was a good ride.like to here from all the guys.god bless and good sailing.phone 865-933-1511
Cass, Earl F. profile iconEM3Jul 6, 1972 – Jan 1, 1973E DivisionFirst ship out of "A" school. Great duty, home every weekend but got real tired of weekly shorepower hookup. Would like to connect with others from the powershop from then.
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Mitchell, LarrySeamenJul 15, 1972 – Jul 15, 1975RadioshackI had a great time serving.I will always have a special place in my heart for the ship and crew.
Shepherd, Bill(Shep)E-3Aug 1, 1972 – Nov 3, 1973V-2 CatapultsWorked holdback
Shepherd, BillE-3Aug 1, 1972 – Nov 3, 1973V-2 CatsGood duty on the Lex and met many fine shipmates.
Badger, JohnBT3Aug 8, 1972 – Sep 8, 1976I was assigned to #3 Fireroom the entire time. I might have been a Snipe, but I was a proud one!
Rivera, RickBM3Oct 1972 – Jun 19743RDSOME SHIPMATES USED TO CALL ME SMOKE.WE HAD ALOT OF FUN IT WAS GREAT DUTY AND I WOULD LIKE VERY MUCH TO MAKE SOME CONTACT WITH OLD FRIENDS ESPECIALY THOSE IN 3RD DIVISION,THERE IS ONE MATE IN PARTICULAR AND HIS NAME IS GREG LOUNSBERRY BM 3 THEN
Frisch, Melvin "Mel"E4Oct 1972 – Jun 1975X-divisionWorked in the Captian Office. The LEX was a good duty station. Made some good friends and had some good times.
Stevens, CharlesABF3/ABF2Nov 1972 – Nov 1974
Riley, BrianSNNov 1972 – May 1974X Legal OfficeGreat duty!
Broussard, GeraldEM-3Dec 1972 – Feb 1974EGreat duty back in port every weekend
Zipperer, RickABE-21973 – 1977V-2Spent whole tour in gear. If there's anyone out there who spent their time in gear, send me a note.
Lee, Richard SteveE-3Feb 6, 1973 – 1975V-6
Sneath, LarryFR-HT2Apr 1973 – Jun 1978RFirst Ship stayed in the Navy for 25 years retired as an HTCM
Wernli, Richard02Aug 1973 – Jun 1975CRASH-RESCUEFollowed Lady Lex for a few years, nice to see her as a representative of all the past souls on board. Syill do FireRescue as a Captain.
Thornton, BradIC2Sep 1973 – Sep 1977E-DIVISIONLOOKING FOR ANYONE IN THE IC RATE TO CONTACT ME. BETWEEN 1973 & 1977
Manuel, JerryFNOct 1973 – Jul 1975b-biv # 3 fireroomwe had a lot of good times in pensacola and some realy HOT times in that darn fireroom
Read, TomIC1Oct 1973 – Jan 1975V-2Worked in the PLAT/LENS shop
Hampton, RobertBT 3Nov 28, 1973 – Jun 21, 1977BoilerOil Shack
Miller, BobBT1974 – 1978I have connected with a few old friends, and we are looking to have a reunion. If you knew me, please email. We have found Gator, Frank, and a couple girls we used to know. Rick Hodges, if you see this, get in touch!
Chadwick, ThomasE61974 – 1978Haul TechFor all of Tom's Lexington buddies. Tom passed away suddenly, at his home in Virginia Beach, August 5, 2010. Tom retired after 22 years of service, as a SCPO. Burial with Honors, will be at Arlington, October 5, 2010.
Lehn, KarlBM31974 – 1975Second
Sell, RickMM31974 – 1976M Division
Peters, AlanMM2Jan 1974 – Dec 1974MMy first time as an LPO. Assigned to the aft engine room.
Moyer, RoymmfnFeb 1974 – 1976mI'm still kickin boys, not in prison either.....Jerry Wright, Tom Dexter, Sam Mconnell (radar) where are you? Havin a cold one as I write this!
Sakowich, JohnHT 3Feb 1974 – Mar 1976Damage ControlServed on the Lex and had a good time. Made lots of great friends and it was not a bad duty. Two weeks in and two weeks out. Always looking for people I served with to see who is still alive
Redding, TracyBT3Mar 1974 – Oct 1977BAfter Mess Cooking in Mobile Ship Yard went to B Div. Oil Shack
Coley, RobertEM1(SS) - IC1(SS) Retied as LTApr 1974 – Sep 1975E Div/IC DivChanged rate from EM to IC
Lamar, DexterAMH-3Apr 19, 1974 – Aug 30, 1976V-6Served on flight deck as" aircraft start " and Liquid Oxygen on board Crew with AMS-3 Randy Gifford, AMH-I T.V. Allen, Airman Larry D. Stokes, Airman Roy Garrett, ASM-2 Robert Miller, YN-3 Henry Griggs, M. Benoit
Cotten, EddieMM4Jun 26, 1974 – Sep 18, 1975MAft engine room 'TOP WATCH' Priceless experience for work or play. Grandfather now with 2 grandsons and still the same loving wife for 36 years. Truly blessed. Would like to hear from anyone that may remember a skinny Alabama boy.
Watson, Michael/ Dr. WatsonHT3Jul 15, 1974 – Feb 14, 1978Repair divisionWithout a doubt, the most fantastic time of my life! While at sea, we were all profesional and dedicated and worked very hard. Enough cannot be said of Capt. Eugene "RED" McDaniel. A true american HERO!
Wilson, MikeLTSep 1974 – Aug 1977OPS then M Div
Travis, TerryHT3Oct 1974 – Feb 1976repair/habibility
Kudela, James (Jim) profile icon  NEWQMSNOct 21, 1974 – Nov 26, 1977NavigationDrop me a line. Remember, Mascot "Charlie" the seal? Quarter deck watch, forecastle toking, Smokers @ sea. After steering watch OMG, Mid Rats, 4-on 8-off / 24, Cuba, Midway, oil rig bodies, Trader Jon's, "THE BARRELS" !

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