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USS Point Defiance (LSD 31) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Point Defiance (LSD 31). 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 294 crew members registered for the USS Point Defiance (LSD 31).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1961 | 1962 – 1965 | 1966 – 1969 | 1970 – 1972 | 1973 – 1976 | 1977 – 1980 | 1981 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Weaver, DennisHT3Jan 1, 1973 – Dec 8, 1975I was on the crew list web site and would like to send /recieve e mail from guys I served with.
Gilliatt, Larry (Big Boy)MM2Mar 1973 – Sep 1976MForward engine room. two West Pacs. Got out Sept. 1976. I worked with Cole, Norris, Cola, and Little John.
Highley, DeeHT3Mar 1973 – Dec 1975RAnybody know where Dan Fagin is?
O'kane, DavidFTGSNMay 1973 – Jan 1975GunneryMiss the many poker games in the control room, while at sea. We had great crew and always a good time.
Gibson, Stevee-2Jul 31, 1973 –deckwould like hear from ship mates i served with.
Gillis, RichardHTFNSep 11, 1973 – Nov 2, 1975R-DivOn FB, hit me. Lost track of Ed Gunley, Zack, Scaggs, Pierson, Marshal, Dansy, even Durbin. Great crew great PAC liberty. Stayed 26 years and made HTCS (SW/DV) Sorry to hear Holdstock and Redwine passed. Any other news?
Nin, Gonzalo (Gonzo)MM3Oct 1, 1973 – Jun 1, 1974engineroomThis was my first command
Swanson, ChrisMM1Oct 24, 1973 – Oct 25, 1977MAh the memories. Came on board a MM3 and left a MM1. Chief Jefferies, Mummy, Fritz, Cole, Randy White, Mike Whitney to name a few.
Wood, RogerQM1974 –navDoes any body remember the port of calls we made on west pac in 1974, if so send me a email to Sidekick333@yahoo.com
Cole, DavidMM3Mar 11, 1974 – Jun 11, 1977MNaval Propulsion Engineering School. Main Control Forward Engine Room. #1 Nozzleman on Fire and Rescue Team. July 4, 76 Korean conflict. 3 Westpacs, Shellback, Operation Kangaroo 2. Some great friends-(Navy, Marines, UDT's,Seals).
Keane, MartyBTFNMay 5, 1974 – Jun 8, 1976BWorked in the forward fireroom loved it. It took a certain kink of person to work in the engine room. Went on despair, / crossed the equator became a shell back worked with Dave young Ken Foy and many others.
Cotner, PaulMCPO E9Jun 1974 – Jan 1978SupplyI am looking for old shipmates
Ojeda, JoeMSSN E-4Sep 1, 1974 – Jun 1, 1977Supply
Taylor, Richardsh3Oct 15, 1974 – May 24, 1978supply
Rush, Robert ScrongeE3Jan 18, 1975 – Aug 3, 1975helicopter rescue emt
Prentiss, Robert (Chip)MM3Feb 20, 1975 – Aug 1, 1978M
Culpepper, RobertOS2Mar 15, 1975 – Jul 10, 1978OIWent on two WestPac cruises. 1976 and 1978. Served with some great guys in CIC. SCPO Fuller, OS1 Rorstrum, OS2 Williams, OS2 Gonzalez, OS3 Blue, OS3 Small and sn Novak..
Pumphrey, Dennisms2Apr 11, 1975 – Jun 13, 1979supplylooking for jerry schnyder
Short, LamarEN2May 2, 1975 – Feb 1, 1977AA-gang with all the guys was great,Bond,Helmer,Manuel,Mc Donald,Bieato,Fudge ,Mackey
Lohman, DanielGMG2May 16, 1975 – Jul 23, 1978Gunnery
Cybulski, KirkFTG-3Jun 1, 1975 – Jun 1, 19772NDREMEMERING ALL SHELLBACKS INITIATED ON 12/12/1976 ON THE WAY TO BRISBANE, AUTRALIA
Young, David "Wolffe"BTFNAug 1975 – Apr 1977BI served in Aft engine room with Albert Roberts, Ken Foy, Ricky Diaz; Had A wild WestPac where we went south of the equator to Australia.What A Life when we were Young. Our Cheif was Jay Dahl.
Nelson, KennethE3Aug 22, 1975 – Aug 10, 1977RLooking to catch up with the R Division crew from the WesPac cruise of 1976. Guenley, JD Jarvis, Kawachi, etc.. Remember Master Chief Redwine... Funkhauser... Wally Crabbe?
Western, Fredric D. WesternFTG2Sep 1975 – Jul 1977Guns!Wespac 1976...before aids in the PI!! To all you old party animal sailor dogs, I am hoisting one to you!!
Hendricks, GlennMM2Oct 1975 – Dec 1976M Master At ArmsM Division aft hole. Master At Arms in port after hard hat Shore Patrol in Subic. Made the 1976 WestPac Cruise
Blue, MichaelOS2Oct 10, 1975 – 1978OITwo West pac Cruises, 1976 and 1978. Crossed deck to the USS Monticello, LSD-35 in 1978 and enjoyed a third cruise.
Norris, KevenMM2Nov 1975 – Dec 1980M2 WestPacs, Long Beach & Portland Yards, Enewetak Atoll trip, lots of serious partying, good times. Mostly aft engine room although I started in forward and had a weird stint in ERO9 during Westpac 76.
Hobbs, Cecil profile iconE-4Dec 1975 – Feb 1978BM3Hey Doug !!!! If you see this eMail me..... I 'm back in Iowa, sold my place in Texas a few years back, wife got home sick for our older children in Iowa. I see some people I know/new at one time here!, Give me a shout out please! Cecil
Schulthess, DougE-5 BM1976 – 19803rd
Duca, DaveQM21976 – 1978NAVFrom Hong Kong to Brisbane - alot learned and in the good company of shipmates. All is remembered well, despite few discerns, but I have no regrets and no hardships.
Jessen, JamesMR21976 – 1977R
Wilfong, RandyBM31976 – 19802ndFrom embarking in P.I to san diego,2 wespacs,enewetok to brisbane, to portland or. ,lots of fun, good friends, good times
Gonzalez, Leonard Speedysh31976 – Jul 1980supplyI want to get in touch with shipmates that remember me speedy gonzalez
Bramlage, JimET21976 – 1980OECouple of good WestPac cruises. Many good shipmates and good times.
Patterson, JimETSN1976 – 1979Operations76 and 78 west pac,Long beach dry doc,Portland dry doc, Austrailia, found sailboat adrift, shellback
Pace, Dennis profile iconE-41976 –E-DivisionFrom: Bridge City, Texas
Brown, Paul (P.i.)MMFNJan 1976 – 1977MHi guys. I have a few old pics if anyone wants to see them. Drop me a line.
Antonio, Melchor (Anton)(mel)MM2Jan 1976 – Jun 1980MAft Hole Screw Crew. Painting the DFTs Oly and Bud beer cans. Olongapo, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, steaming with the crew, stumbling down the streets? Free Bird and Whatever happened to Tennessee Brown? Keven? Logroom yo yo.
Smith, JeffE3Jan 20, 1976 – Feb 21, 1977Deck force
King, Robert (Eddie)BT3Mar 1976 – Jan 1978BWorked in #2 Fireroom/Engine Room. I was again station aboard from 12/1982 - 1983 for decommissioning. Moved across the pier to the Acadia.
Lane Jr, WilliamSM2Mar 15, 1976 – May 16, 1979communicationsHope to hear from a shipmate from that time. My e-mail is wlanejr124@sbcglobal.net
Lowden, JackSnMar 27, 1976 – Jan 29, 19791st2 Westpacs. 2 trips over the equator. Girls in Australia (waiting at dock). Me and Stuart stuck in Hong Kong during Typhoon with those two gals! Enewetock! Cotter, Andres, Wallin, Boyer, UDT Boreman.
Hess Jr, William H (Bill)E4/BM3Apr 1976 – Nov 1976BMU-1/B.P.T. Alpha.I made my second West Pac deployment aboard the "Point-D". It was a good ship.
Jones, KimMM1Apr 1, 1976 – Sep 17, 1980A
Cedillos, ArtEM2Jun 7, 1976 – Dec 15, 1979E2 WESTPAC'S AND PORTLAND YARD; GREAT TIME IN PI SPECIALLY IN GRANDE ISLAND. TWICE A SHELLBACK. WORKED WITH A GREAT BUNCH OF FOLKS REMEMBER SAIL BOAT WE FOUND? TRIP TO TINY ENEWITACK(?) ATOLL IN MIDDLE OF NOWHERE?
Reynolds, Bill (Stinky)BMCS (RET)Aug 10, 1976 – Dec 15, 1979
Simeroth, KennethBM 5Sep 1976 – Jun 1980Deckoften think about the good times and my friends
Vierling, GregETR3Oct 5, 1976 – Aug 29, 1979OperationsA couple of West Pacs and twice over equator. Marshall law in PI. Pt.D vs the Brits in Hong Kong, got a tatoo at Pinky's. Singapore, Brisbane. Party at Enewetak. Hi OS' team, the ET's, RM's and crew! Where's R Curtis?
Benner, Roy DeanMM3Nov 1976 – Sep 1979Aft engine room machinist mate

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