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USS Spiegel Grove (LSD 32) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Spiegel Grove (LSD 32). 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 233 crew members registered for the USS Spiegel Grove (LSD 32).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1963 | 1964 – 1970 | 1971 – 1976 | 1977 – 1981 | 1982 – 1985 | 1986 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Romeo, Ralph The WhopSEAMAN0000 – Oct 1, 1969i didn't like at first but after a while and thinking back I loved every minute of it. I remember Anthony Dietels Corpman Poo Poo
Dier, BillEM31956 – 1957"E"Plank Owner! Spent the summer ashore before commissioning in Pasagola, Miss. It became a great place to be from. The ship lost out on air conditioning because GE was on strike for over 100 days. You had to be young to sweat out the ship board heat.
Bellwood, MelvinRM3Jan 5, 1956 – Jul 6, 1956Operations/Radio gangServed on board for 6 months as a TAD while attached to Beachmaster Unit 2, Little Creek, Va. During Med. Cruise.
Yoder, DonaldTE-3Jun 1956 – Aug 1956CommunicationsGreat shake down cruise. Great shipmates.
Vickers, Frank (Vic)PO3Jun 1956 – Mar 1959BeachmastersVic was a radio operator w/ three crusises, the shakedown & two Med. inc. the amphibious landing in Lebanon, 1958. Was part of the Beachmasters, from Little Creek, VA. Deceased, May 30, 2009. Entered by brother, Mike.
Davis, FrankPN2Jun 8, 1956 – Nov 29, 1957OperationsMember commissioning crew.
Hamilton , Jr., John B.SNJun 8, 1956 – Jul 1, 1963Gunners mate
Wieberdink, JohnDC2Jul 8, 1956 – Jun 13, 1960UNKNOWNPlank Owner. Member deceased 1982. Added to crew list by his son GM1 Jeff Wieberdink. Please contact for any further info.
Martin, Edward/edFT 3Sep 1957 – Aug 29, 1959FA
Callaway, CurtisMM2Dec 1957 – Jan 1962M
Funderburk, DorseyE-4 (USMC)Jan 1958 – Nov 19581st BN 8th Mar 2nd Mar DivGreat experience. Formed many friendships with ship's personnel.
Brownley, MichaelSEAMANJan 8, 1958 – Oct 28, 1958deck
Hoetker, JohnMM3Nov 1958 – Feb 1962MAfter Engine Room
McCormick, NathanMMFNNov 1958 – Jul 1959EngineeringWorked in engine room.
Cooper, Angusmm2Jul 1959 – 1961m
Woodson, JimSEAMAN1960 – 19631st
McKay, RussRD3May 1, 1960 – Apr 15, 1962operationsOperation Solant Amity...Golden Shellback...Retrieval duty for Shepherd and Glenn sub and orbital space flights.
Cochrell, GaryEM2Aug 1, 1960 – Sep 5, 1962EThe "Nomads" rocked during Solant Amity II. My time spent in the Navy and on board the Spiegel Grove are among the best memories of my life.
Schmeling, ChrisMM31961 – 1964
Fair, WilliamSFP21961 – 1962RSoLant Amity !
Beckwith, DaveMM31961 – 1964MI see the ship in sunk off the Florida Coast
Waterhouse, GeorgeBM3Jan 10, 1961 – Jun 6, 19642ndI served aboard the Spiegel Grove from 1961 to 1964. We made cruises to Africa and the Med.
Waterhouse, GeorgeBM3Jun 10, 1961 – Jun 6, 19641st and then 2ndI served on board the 'Grove from 1961-964 first as a SN in the 1st division (deck apes) and after making e4 BM3) I was transferred to the 2nd division. We make several Carib. cruises the African cruise and a Med. cr
Watson, EarlOct 1961 – Aug 19632ndMany, many fond memories of a fine ship that will always be with me. Met my wife of 43 years, 2007, on the Solant Amity IV cruise in Durban, South Africa. Have often wondered about many of my shipmates and how they fared in life.
Seder, DavidQM3Oct 15, 1961 – Nov 15, 1965I was on the Grove for 4 yrs.My running mate and best friend on the ship was BM3 Jimmy Blum.Jimmy died of a Heart Attack in 1976 after 2 tours in 'Nam.He was my Brother and I still miss him today.Jimmy,you're not forgotten !!!!
Lalanne, BonesCS3Nov 16, 1961 – Oct 19, 1963SupplyMy first ship and I will never forget it. Had a great crew and the time that we went to Africa was a great highlight.
Kintz, GeneSFFN1962 – 1964ROne of the highlights of my life,saw so much and have such great memories.As I remember all I wanted was out but now wish I could do it all over again.Grass is always greener!!!!!
Boydston, DennisEN-31962 – 1964AGreat Times -- Travel to a LOT of different places-- Would not do it again for 1 Million, but would not take 10 million for the experence
Poulin, Donald J.poulinFRFeb 5, 1962 – Jul 20, 1963Looking for shipmates who was in the engine room.
Focht, Floyd (Skip)RM3Feb 10, 1962 – Jan 13, 1965A great time in my life, I would do it again in a flash.Where are you Bill Barger & Stainley Rackowitz
Hunter, BillyFT3May 1962 – Oct 1962Fox
Sherman, BobDC3Jun 10, 1962 – May 25, 1964RI was a Short-Timer when I came aboard. Visited about 25 countries in two years, so I guess you could say we made the best use of our time as we served our country. Great memories. Great duty. Let's do it again someday. Dictum Factum.
Walker, MorganRM2Aug 1, 1962 – May 25, 1964operationsradio division
Courtesis, GeorgeSNAug 8, 1962 – Aug 7, 1964FirstGood will African Cruise
Peine, RichETN2Sep 1962 – Sep 1963Operations
Ginkel, PaulSFP3Oct 12, 1962 – Jul 14, 1965RGreatest time in my life. It was a privilege to have served on the Spiegel Grove along with all my shipmates.
Kinney, JimSSNMar 1963 – Oct 1964
Mawn, PaulLT. JGJun 1963 – Jun 1965OperationsLast billet= CIC/ EMO and Intell Officer. Initally also Signal & Ass't CommO.Qualified OOD - underway. 28 commissioned years between activey duty & Ready Reserve (Nam to DS). Retired as O-6 (captain). LSD 32 = great ship
Garfield, James D.DC2Jun 1963 – Sep 1966RCame aboard the Grove in San Juan ,Puerto Rico ..spent some of the best times on her.Every deployment was a adventure with a great bunch of shipmates ..would like to hear from more of "R" dision guys
Winfrey, JohnBT3Jul 18, 1963 – Jul 1, 1967BMy first ship, what a lady!!! My expierence aboard lead to my Navel career of 25 years
Greco, RonaldEN3Nov 28, 1963 – Sep 10, 1967awould like to get in touch with chris schmeling mm3

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