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USS Bon Homme Richard (CV 31) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard (CV 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 337 crew members registered for the USS Bon Homme Richard (CV 31).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1951 | 1952 – 1958 | 1959 – 1961 | 1962 – 1964 | 1965 – 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Grady, Russ1969 – May 1971S-6AK3 worked in Screening and Supply. Also coached the basketball team while in Bremerton and won the championship. My run around buddies were Bruff,BC Williams, House, HM1 Mike Rex, JT Smith. Pratt, R. Garner`
Garner, RogerPN31969 – 1971XPlayed on Russell Grady's championship basketball team. Ran around with Don Pratt, Russell Grady, Kelsey Luman, Larry Babcock, & Nelson. Would love to hear from my buddies.
Howard, JerryRM11969 – 1971CR-communicationsWould like to locate other RM's from late 69 to Mid 70. This time frame represents the last cruise for the ship. Would like to reminence with shipmates from this time.
Defenbaugh, LonnieE-31969 – 19713rdI loved being at the Helm of this Ship. Miss being at sea and seeing the sights and the friends I have made during my time in service.
Skinner, Allanbt31969 – 1971boiler roomi went to bremerton and decommisender her
Griffin, RandyAirman (sn)1969 – 1971MP
Ewing, Douglas3rd class petty officer1969 – 1971Fox weaponsLooking for contact with Navy friends
Ludwig, TerryMR21969 – 1971EA
Nelson, Lee  NEWPN31969 – 1970AdminI had two good years on board. Had lots of good friends and good times, but I was glad to leave when it was time.
Van Keuren, David "Van"Jan 1969 – Jan 1970NavigationSome of the best years of my life spent with some of the greatest guys I've ever known: Buck Buchanan, Steve Timmons, Ben Saied, Doc Havey, Lurch, Steve Greene, and so many others. Seems like a million years ago.
Vaughn, JamesE-3Jan 22, 1969 – Nov 24, 1970Arresting Gear
Armelin, DavidE3 ANMar 1969 – Jul 1971OcShe a great ship. I even went from pollywog to shellback. It was a day I will never forget.
McClure, James / JimE-3Mar 1969 – Jul 19713rd Divison Deck DepartmentMade two cruises to west pac. worked, lived with, and went on liberty with a great bunch of guys. would not have wanted it any other way.
Draughon, LynwoodAO2Mar 1969 – Nov 1970VA22Made the last two cruises with VA22 on the BHR. Worked the flight deck loading bombs and bullets. Hard work at the time, but the memories are priceless. Too young & dumb to understand the great adventure we were living.
Folsom, GaryAIRMANMar 3, 1969 – Oct 31, 1969I worked on the Flight deck with the AB's lauching and recovery..Some hard times and good times, I saw a A3 crash on deck, we also had 2 A4's ceash on deck on that cruise..
Fleming, RalphAirman E-3Mar 17, 1969 – Nov 17, 1970V-4Just would like to hear from some of my old shipmates
Desrocher, MikeAirman (E3)Apr 1969 – Oct 1969AIMDWorked in AIMD. Trying to get in touch with Roger Wozniak & Jerry Baldwin.
Priddy, TomQM2Apr 1, 1969 – Dec 7, 1970NavLooking for all my navigation buddies on the BonnieDick 1969/1970
Shaddock, MikeLTJGApr 15, 1969 – Feb 2, 1971Fox - Fire ControlA great ship! Was an underway ODD, loved driving ships. Trying to locate FTC Gray. A great guy who kept me out of trouble. Made two WestPac cruises. Sorry to see her gone.
Francis, DanaMM2Apr 16, 1969 – Aug 3, 1970EAWorked in O2/N2 Plants. Master At Arms & Damage Control Leader
Grady, Russell profile iconAK3May 10, 1969 – May 10, 1971S-6Looking for AK2 House S-6 Division and HM1 Mike Rex. If anyone can help me contact these two guys I would greatly appreciate your help. Russ Grady 8086522152
Wolber, JoelCTR3Jun 1969 – Oct 1969OSServed TAD on the Bonnie Dick. Many great memories.
White, JimmyE-3Jul 10, 1969 – Jun 12, 1971V-4Like to hear from some old shipmates
Kline, MaxYN3Aug 1969 – May 1971XLeft for Yankee Station in 1969 and put her to bed, Bremerton, Washington in 1971. She was a great ship!!
Jarvis, Tom profile iconATR3Aug 1969 – Oct 1969VA-144Deployed with VA-144 again in 1970.
Greer, Thomase3Aug 5, 1969 – May 5, 1971ollooking for tony leslie and others that was there to decommish
Poteat, GarySK 3Oct 1, 1969 – Jul 1, 1971S-1Hello to all the Storekeepers and fellow Sailors. Made the last Westpac and worked in Supply Office.
Miller, JohnPH3Nov 1969 – Jun 14, 1971OP PhotolabI was the last Photographersmate to leave the Bon Homme Richard at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton. I saved a large number of ships photos from the dumpster. Go to Flickr or the BHR site on Facebook to see.
Hutsell, FredYNSNNov 10, 1969 – Jul 2, 1971Weapons Leading YeomanBIGGEST DECK IN THE WESTPAC During General Quarters was trainer/pointer part of the #54 gun crew. Never prouder of anything than serving aboard the best ship in the Navy. Later General Quarters station was changed to talker CIC.
Mercer, BillRM31970 – 1971Communicationswould like to talk to any radioman on the last westpac cruise
McCoy, Thomas WE 31970 – 1971deck departmentI'm wondering what ever happened to seaman Shane Reading and seaman Wendell Spear. I have a picture of the three of us at the E M club in Subic Bay.
Smith, John Eric SmittyAA1970 – 1971WGlooking for a special person
Walter, DonaldGMT-21970 – Dec 9, 1970WW
Crenshaw, MichaelADJ3Feb 1970 – Jun 1971AIMDMade the last Westpac then helped put her to bed. Spent the last few months on the Cod crew.
Butzke, MikeEM3Mar 1970 – Apr 1971E
Sparke, DaveASE-3Mar 1970 – Sep 1970VF-53She was a Grand Lady and a joy to serve aboard.
Vincensi, EdwardAK-3Mar 1970 – Nov 12, 1970S-6 Aviation SupplyLast wes-pac did a lot and seen a lot,was a short timer. Was glad to get back to San Diego and be a civilian again. Looking for Dave Kmonk .
Nelson, StanleyADJ3Apr 2, 1970 – Nov 12, 1970VFP-63 Det 31Does anyone remember the fire that broke out in the armory during an underway replenishment, on the last cruise of the BHR? If you remember, I would like to hear your account of what happened. Thanks Stan
Mercer, BillRADIOMAN THIRD CLASSMay 7, 1970 – 1970aaaaaaaaaaai was on the bonnie dick for her last westpac cruise.steamed to bremerton and helped decommision her. what a travisty to scrap that proud lady. shame shame shame.
Lee, FredADJ-2May 11, 1970 – Nov 11, 1970AIMDI was in charged of the power plants divison on board ship.
Drennan, KerryAIRMAN/E3Jun 14, 1970 – Jun 26, 1971OCwas a great time on the Bonny Dick. Wish i'd stayed navy, although i retire from Active National guard 31 Oct 05 w 32 years of service, none compared of the time on the BHR. She will be missed.
Garner, William (Willy)ABE-ANJul 1970 – Jul 1971V-2 Division
Jett, DonaldFAJul 1, 1970 – Jun 22, 1971BTTo all personal enlisted or officers in direct contact with BT DIV. And also the corpsman who rendered me aid after my incident in the boiler room July 1970. Please respond to this post, as I am in need of your help!
Erickson, BradTNAug 1970 – 1971I was in the S-5 division ( officers mess) for the last half of the last cruise. I was also the 10 PM to midnight rock and roll dj on KBHR. In Bremerton, I worked on the vent and bilge crew.
Pound, MichaelQM21971 – 1972navigationjust looking for some of the old nav gang. nav spelled backwards is van. where are you old buddy?

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