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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 293 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
Wood, David / WoodyMS-31977 – 1978Supply
Pumphrey, DennisMS21977 – 1981supplyHello all.I left The Point D in Olangpo PI and didnt get addreses.I lost alot of friends back then now i am 52 and miss all of you.Woody i see you remember Isham?
Samuels, Patrick/ SamMM31977 – 1978Engineering
Sarrault, Clifford/ CliffCWO-21977 – 1979E
Morrison, RichardMMFNJan 13, 1977 – Mar 13, 1981MI had a great time on the Pt D and miss all my friend's also i'm looking for Andy Ambule he work in the kitchen as a chef.
Gunlock, GarySMJan 15, 1977 – Oct 31, 1980
Spencer, ScottMR3Apr 4, 1977 – Nov 29, 1979AThe Navy was the best years of my life without question. Would do it all over again. Westpac 78 to Portland yards. She was slow and ugly but was great duty. Oh, to be young again! What ever happened to Lt. Nolte?
Elliott, GrantSnJul 1977 – 19801st Div
Cotter, BobE-4Sep 1977 – 1980EHow alsome is this to see old friends names from the Pt D.
Jones, TerryBT-3Sep 1977 – Jul 1981BONE OF 3 OF B. 78 westpac, then A school,then back to POINT D. then obesesion with FREEMONT BRIDGE FLAGS. 80 westpac.
Lange, TimE4/ICOct 1977 – Mar 1979E
Donohue, Paul (Wally)BTFA-BT3Oct 27, 1977 – Apr 8, 1981One of the 3 of B. (Oh Waldo!) (Bleeck!) Oil Queen, Forward Fireroom (When you're #1 why try harder?) Met the best friend of my life on this ship! (Waldo) Feloneous Freemont Flag Filcher. Whatever happened to Terry Jones?
Chaya, MichaelE5/IC2Oct 31, 1977 – Nov 1, 1980E
Vogel, RickyBM31978 – 19803rdRemember all the good times. West-pac Major overhaul in Portland, OR. Reenlisting when we hit the ocean going back to San Diego. All the newbees getting sea sick.
Raymond Villegas, RockyBM2Feb 22, 1978 – Aug 6, 1983!stBM2 Kramer BMSN Wallin all of deck dept. where are you
Sprague, ScottYN2Mar 10, 1978 – Dec 15, 1980Ships OfficeJust learned of this site nearly 40 years after leaving the Pt ā€˜Dā€™ from the Philippines in December of 80. I see one name I remember...Clay Mauldin!
Hess Jr, William H (Bill)E5/BM2Apr 1978 – Nov 1978BMU-1/B.P.T. Alpha.I made my third and final deployment with Beachmaster Unit One aboard the "Point-D". It was a good ship.
Timmers, Christopher / WaldoBT3Jun 1978 – Dec 1981BOne of thee three of B Remember the Freemont. WestPac78 Mother D spent a year in the yards in 79 up in Portland Another 6months in the yards in San Diego. Never the same after that.WestPac'80-81 she was hurt'in. Low Water Fires Out # 2 Boiler
Ross, TimBM/E3Jun 10, 1978 – Jun 10, 19812nd Div.Here is a few other guys on the ship during this time, Muzzy, Elmer, Buffkin(1st Div.), dont forget BM2 Hellwig or BM2 Vellagos what about BM1 Balser, remember Chief Moriarty. ensign Fossen, Portland Drydock, Westpac!!!
Schneider, Geraldbm3Jun 17, 1978 – Mar 25, 19801st divison
Davis, JakeRM2Sep 21, 1978 – Jan 31, 1982OperationsWhat a great time I had on the Point D. Met some great people and traveled to some interesting places during our Westpac deployment. Butterball, are you out there?
Robinson, Marvin S.OSSNOct 27, 1978 – Feb 23, 1981Operations Specialist-Operations Intelligence Division Quindaro Ruins/ Underground Railroad-Exercise 2011 is the community service out-reach organizing project that I have tried to cultivate preservation for. You can Google Search Engine, or Facebook, the effort. WOW
Villars, TimothySNDec 6, 1978 – Mar 10, 1981DeckOver 30 year ago, How's it going Clay? Years have taken there toll heart trouble and skin cancer. I remember everything and everybody, especially west pack and portland.
Cancel, DavidE4 / QM31979 – 1982NAVI had the honor of working with great men. I miss the fun times we had. Pt. D. and it's crew will always have a place in my heart. I'd like to hear from Bob Allen (PN). You were a great friend.
Taylor, ScottHT31979 – 1981RGood times in drydock at Swan Island and then the West Pac.Lots of memories in Portland and San Diego
Christopher, BarrySM1Jan 1, 1979 – Jan 1, 1981COMMUNICATIONSI FIRSTCAME ABOARD "PT D" WHEN SHE WAS IN THE YARDS IN PORTLAND, OREGON. WHEN I FIRST CAME ABOARD I WAS ASSIGNED TO DECK, AND AFTER ABOUT 4-6 MONTHS I STARTED GETTING INTERESTED IN SIGNALMAN AND EVENTUALLY BECAME A SM.
Neal, ChristopherEMFN-EM3Jan 3, 1979 – Nov 1, 1981ESecond entry, could not remember email address. Great time in Portland and then Westpac 1980.
Neal, Christopher NealEM2Jan 4, 1979 – Feb 11, 1982E-1What a tour, Shipyard in Portland and one westpac.
Audet, JaniJan 8, 1979 – Jan 10, 1982Does anyone remember Larry Audet (ACE) I am trying to locate shipmates so that our son can hear some of the navy stories,as his dad has passed away. Thanks
Bedard, ThomasMS3Jul 1, 1979 – Aug 2, 1981SupplyHey mates... wishing everybody the best!
Bedard, TomMS3Jul 23, 1979 – Aug 2, 1981Supply
Mauldin, Clay MatthewSM DECK APEAug 8, 1979 – Aug 8, 1981DECKI did alot of growing up on this ship & a lot of partying in san diego, portland oregon & on west pack. Had a blast. Like to here from,Tim villars,Ron viemier,Arnold evangulista,Andy lakey,Clint deerfield,Levy brown, or any of the crew .
Lucero, Aron Aka LuckyIC2Oct 30, 1979 – Jul 20, 1983EI worked in the IC shop with Mike chaya, then Ron "auto" carr. Spent alot of time fixing things on the first west pac in 80, second one in 82 nothing to fix. I will always remember the good friends, good times, and the many places.
Wood, Eric M.SM1Nov 1979 – Nov 1981SignalWould like to hear form any of the crew. My first assignment as a SM after converting from BT1. Have many good memories of the time aboard. Yes, even the memories of "our Hong Kong incident" are good at this stage!
Briscoe, HowardE-3Dec 23, 1979 – Mar 20, 1983deck ,cran IT wasn't just a job it was a aventure
Ruhle, NickBT31980 – 1982Aft boiler Roomback when we were young!!!!!!
Cheney, TerryBTFR--BT2Feb 1980 – Jul 1983Worked in the Aft fireroom with Paul, Chris, Jim Dye, Steamer, Mike Powers and all the other great people.
Powers, MikeBT3Mar 1980 – 1984BSailed her through 2 Pacs and the saw her to decom. The best memories of my life were made on this lady, with the best friends I ever met. Served in the aft fireroom with Terry C., David(GONZO), Cliff(CYRIS) just to name a few.
Carr, RonIC2Mar 1980 – 1983EI am glad to see so many of my shipmates on this site. I remember sitting near the harbor with my wife and watching the Point "D" towed out to sea after we decomissioned her.
Brock, BillMM3Apr 1980 – Mar 1982Worked and lived in after eng room with mm2 sensabaugh, and mmfn roger dunn,mm3
Owens, MarkSMR-SM3Aug 1980 – 1983OPSMy first ship, What a blast I had. I remember the sig gang and the guys from radio. Hanging out in the PI. BM1 Burgess telling jokes in the sig shack on the mid watch. Illig working in the mail room. Would like to hear from anyone.
Long, JerryRM3Sep 26, 1980 – Sep 21, 1981RadiomanHello everybody I was one of the proud men that came to the boat and slept on the barge while in the dry dock. What a great time we all had in Portland, getting the Ship ready for West Pac. It was truly an adventure.
Allen, BobPNSR-PN3Oct 10, 1980 – Mar 2, 1983X - PersonnelIt was my first ship and the one that I have the fondest memories of. 20 years in the Navy and it all started here.
David M Gonsoski, GonzoBT3Oct 16, 1980 – Apr 30, 1983I work in the after boilerroom with cliif soleman, mike powers, terry cheney.
Brown, WilliamGunners Mate Deck YeomanDec 17, 1980 – Nov 17, 1982Decklooking for Raw Dawgs KC, Shell Willis, Sammy G Charles Johnson, Johnny Stills, Carl Cruise, Doc OC Cambell, Lakey,' Red, Brown, Chief Yudy Senior, Chief Reed, Lewis, Charles Swafford,

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