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USS Boxer (CV 21) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Boxer (CV 21). 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 73 crew members registered for the USS Boxer (CV 21).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1952 | 1953 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Taylor, William1953 –
Hollingworth, L.j.SN1953 – 19556 thTwo trips on the "21 Boat" GREAT Ship !
Quipo, Pn3, Jacob (Jake)E-4 Personnel man1953 – 1956X DivisionMy commanding Officer was Capt. William P. Woods, later on he was relieved by Capt. Frank B. Miller, with Cdr. E.S. Waring Jr. I used to work with Commander Waring's office, then I was transferred to Personnel Office.
Myers, DonANJan 1, 1953 – Apr 1, 1955V-1 flight decki was transfered from Bairoko To Boxer right after it came out of repair for fire and did two tours in korea operating with F4F's and Banshee jet fighter planes
Gizzie, Richard (Gizzie)EM2Oct 4, 1953 – Apr 5, 1956EGreat experience aboard the Boxer. An instrument of power being run by Kids. I grew up in the Navy
Frank Bennett, MootFn1Dec 2, 1953 – Aug 1954ALooking for shipmate named Addis....sorry forgot first name however he was in steam heat gang.
Driver, Elvis D.AD-3Nov 1, 1954 – Mar 10, 1955A
Bilyak, WilliamYN2May 1955 – Jul 1957X
Langan, Richard/dickSH3Jul 1, 1955 – Jun 1, 1957Ships Service
Holt, Richard (Dick)FT3Dec 23, 1955 – Sep 1, 1957FOXI was very young, just out of "FT-A" school, spent over a month catching up with the Boxer. Went aboard the USS Rowan at SubicBay and transferred the next day to the Boxer - By high-line. I grew up and learned a lot during my time aboar
Stewart, GordonQM31956 – 1959navigationwish I could go back and do it all over again. Stew
Foster, JosephE 1Mar 20, 1956 – Sep 1958Engin RoomI was a young kid who grew up in the Ghetto of Dayton, Ohio. Joining the Navy was the best thing that happened to me. It started me on the journey to manhood. I had a great experience in the Navy on this beautiful Carrier.
Fury, WilliamADCJul 13, 1956 – Feb 11, 1957HS-4First full helo squad. to embark, with 16 HSS-1 A/C, I was a Plane Capt of VO 7,as a ADAN /AD3. The crew was Great . Went through Some Big Typhons, She was a Good Feeder. Retired with 41yrs in the reserves as a ADC HM18/HM14
Eagle, Lawrence Bill, BillyC21Aug 29, 1956 – Sep 11, 1959a
Cardinal, RonaldAB3Nov 1, 1956 – Sep 1, 1957Flight DeckGot onboard while ship was in dry dock in Bremington, WA.
Cuthbert, ThomasRMSN - E31957 – 1958Communications (Radio & Crypto)Operation Hardtack I
Moomey, ChuckFTL3Feb 22, 1957 – Sep 22, 1959FoxI would like to here from anyone who served aboard the Boxer during Operation Hardtack. (2/58 to 8/58). Do you have any health problems that may be related to radiation exposure?
Bellmyer, ElmerfaMar 1957 – Aug 1957mjoining the navy & going aboard the boxer was one the best thing that happened to me.
Roach, Edwin (Tony)SIGNALMAN THIRDJan 5, 1958 – Sep 19, 1961SIGNALI WAS A 17 YEAR OLD IMMATURE KID WITH NO FAMILY, WHO BEGAN THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF GROWING UP ON THE BOXER. IT WAS AN INVALUABLE EXPERIENCE I WOULD NOT WANT TO TRADE FOR ANYTHING. MANY FOND MEMORIES. PROUD TO HAVE SERVED.
Griffin, GaryseamanSep 1958 – Jun 1960deck & Radar
Cieri, AnthonyME2Dec 12, 1958 – Jan 22, 1960RThis is for my father Anthony J. Cieri, Jr. The Boxer was his third carrier. He was aboard for the conversion to LPH-4. This was a busy time for the crew. My Dad passed in May 1977, after 30 years of Naval Service. Robert M. Cieri
Stone, JamesMM2Jun 1959 – May 1963MGood memories. Also LPH-4
Gour, JohnE 4May 5, 1960 – Dec 28, 1964
Mozey, LeonardANMay 10, 1961 – Apr 16, 1962Aviation Fuel
Jenkins, Richard W.EM/4Sep 1, 1961 – Oct 1, 1962Aviation Engineering
Valeika, SamuelBT 3/CApr 22, 1963 – Sep 2, 1966BBoxer was actually LPH-4 but I can't seem to get the hull number changed on the sign up page. Lots of great memories. If you haven't joined the Boxer Assoc. yet please consider it. They have some great reunions.
Cardona, John F.EMFNJun 1964 – May 15, 1966 E- You may contact me at johnfcardona1@yahoo.com I live in Clearwater, Florida now I am a retired High School and College Teacher.
Knight, WayneFTG3May 18, 1968 – Oct 8, 1969FoxMy father HMCS H.P. Knight was the senior corpsman. He and his chief buddies got me drunk on more than one ocassion.
Chamberlain, Glennsm3Mar 1, 1994 – Jun 1, 1996navigationLooking to get in touch with old co workers

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