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USS Charleston (LKA 113) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Charleston (LKA 113). 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 401 crew members registered for the USS Charleston (LKA 113).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Sandri, PaulE-41970 – 19734th
Tumlison, Alfred CliffordBME31970 – 1972Coxswain Lcm6 deck crewalot of memoris world cruise,diego garcia,jungle training panama,golden shell back(garbage shut) typhoon off okinawa,loose fork lift on deck, DaNang,RRin acapolco,swim call inthe middle of nowhere
Stillway, FrancisThird Class BM1970 – 1971SecondI am trying to help my dad get benefits through the VA. They are asking for him to have proof that the Charleston stopped in De Nang and officers stepped foot on land. If you could help me with this please e-mail me at stills17@yahoo.
Cassara, ChrisMM3 / MM21970 – Jun 1972EngineeringBoat engineer&maintance on aux equipt. Fishing in Caribean&catching shark off fantail.World cruise-"GOLDEN SHELLBACK". Looking for pics of our boats in the water&any pics of A-Division in Diego Garcia & DaNang on shore
Irwin, MikeRM21970 – Jan 1972OCTwo deployments to Vietnam plus Diego Garcia, Monrovia Liberia, Cape Town South Africa, Port Louis Maritius, plus lots of cruises to the Caribbean as part of the Carib Ready Group. Great crew. Great time. Great ship!
Weaver, BillRM31970 – 1973OperationsI am looking for someone that can help me confirm that we had work parties to help load equipment aboard the ship in Da Nang. Also need confirmation that we went ashore to do this. Need information to file for benefits
Ehricke, PaulSignalman 2nd class1970 – Jul 15, 1971SCWas aboard the world cruise trip
Curtin, Bill (Curt)ETRSN1970 – 1974OPSWas there for the world cruise and the Med. Many fun times in San Juan.
Lenz, PeterGMG31970 – Apr 11, 19724th
Keller, BobE-3Jan 1970 – Aug 1972DECK TO DISBURSINGISLANDS TO PANAMA TO GITMO, WORLD CRUISE DEIGO GARCIA VIETNAM STARTED IN 3RD DIVISION THEN TO DISBURSING LTJG EMMONS DISBURSING OFFICER. FIRE FIGHTING SCHOOL IN PHILLY, DAMAGE CONTROL AT NOB USS BUTTERCUP GUN MOUNT PORTSIDE UPPER LEVEL
Harper, William AEMCMJan 1970 – Jan 1972ElectricalSr. Enlisted advisor. Later Electrical Officer
Gagnon, DanSM3Jan 1970 – May 1971COMMUNICATIONSGAVE OZZIE LOMBARDI THE WINNING TICKET ON THE AROUND THE WORLD CRUISE
Bollinger, MichaelEM3Jan 1970 – Jul 1971EI would love to here from anyone on board at the same time I was. 602-332-7256 pbollinger1982@gmail.com
Archond, Harry( E-6 )SH1Jan 1, 1970 – Apr 10, 1973S-3I am not sure of the dates I was on the Charleston but I enjoyed that duty very much. I had just finished Vietnam duty and took no cost orders to get back to the east coast, rode the USS Nashville across the pond to catch the Charleston.
Cromly, MarkGMG2Jan 12, 1970 – Aug 18, 19734THCame aboard as a GM striker departed as GMG2-. Enjoyed over 27 months at sea. Med cruise-world cruise-lot of Caribbean time. Moose-Hal-Easy-Bill L and Bill W. ---Ratso-- Brian-Delbert P Hope all is well your way. .
Mejia, JoeSNBMFeb 3, 1970 – Sep 1, 19711ST DECK FORCEWas a Boom Operator. Golden Shellback, Around the world cruise April of 1971. Visited Monrovia Liberia, Capetown S Africa, Port Louis, Mauritius, Singapore, DaNang Vietman, Hawaii, Acapulco Mex, Panama Canal, Back to Norfolk Va.
Bell, KirkSNFeb 3, 1970 – Dec 22, 19712nd
Henning, MarkBMSNApr 1970 – Aug 19713rdWorld cruise and Viet Nam Golden Shellback ,Assault Boat Coxswain
Garrett, Garye-5 hull tech.Apr 1970 – Dec 1972r-div.Golden shellback, world cruise, Da Nang trasited Panama Canal ,discharged at end of Med, cruise in 72. Would love to hear from anyone serving on the Chuck at that time. Great memories.
Adams, DocHN2Apr 1, 1970 – May 1, 1970USHN BostonTemp duty transporting portable hospital to training mission site.
Dress, DavidYN3May 1, 1970 – Nov 3, 1971XWhat a Crew, one lost a foot, one a hand, 129.8 deg. in Diago. RR with my brother in Singapore! Lobster tail in Africa. A conex box of MaryJ in DaNang, 29 days straight on board, and I do it all over again and even reup! :)
King, DarrelRM3Sep 1970 – Feb 1974OC - RadiomanOnboard from Sep 70 to Feb 74. 7 trips to the Caribbean, 6 months in the Med, 1 trip around the world! Left her in drydock in Baltimore. Stayed there and raised a family. Took a govt job and retired after 30+ years.
Lemke, George ButchENGINEMAN 2ND CLASSOct 1970 – Dec 1971A Repair shop LPOWas onboard for around the world cruise Will never forget King Neptune or the mission on Diego Garcia
Karnos, PatrickMR3Oct 1, 1970 – Nov 18, 1971AIt was a good ride! Made a lot of friends, went a world cruise, that included The Mediterranean, The Indian Ocean, Diego Garcia and Vietnam, the Panama Canal and all points in circuit.
Pearson, LloydPN2Oct 6, 1970 – Apr 19, 1974XGreat Ship/Crew worked in Personnel/Education Services. Worked for YNC Bowman/PN1 Merchant. World Cruise/Shipyards/several Med Cruises/Diego Garcia.Email lloydpearson@bellsouth.net Retired USN as Chief Warrant Officer.
Goree, Hal (Tree)FTG2Oct 15, 1970 – Apr 15, 19754th
Geer, WesleyHT2Nov 1970 – Jan 1974R
Thomas, Frank profile iconE3Nov 20, 1970 – Aug 3, 1972SupplyWorld Cruise Golden Shell Back. Any Old Salt can call me at anytime 305 725 1154
Ware, JimBM21971 – 19782nd and 3rdWhat a great ship. I am probably the only one here who went back for a second tour. It was truly the #1 Chuck!!!
Hopkins, Danny "Hop"RM31971 – 1972operations
Singer, BennettSK31971 – Dec 1972SUPPLYThought about that ship and my shipmates many times since I left the service. Living in San Diego area now since moving from the East Coast and there are sailors abound here. I had fond memories of my time on board.
Schassar, FredRM1971 – 1976OCRM1/RMC Bodie...Mr. Radioman, a walking RADIO CENTRAL & SECURE TTY. He knew everything abt everything. A perfectionist, not the most popular guy. I served 5 years and 1 day on the #1 Chuck. Best riding ship in my career.
Willis, Andrew (Kodak/old Man)QM31971 – 1974NAVIGATIONTrying to locate people on the ship during that time 1971-1974. Last seen shipmates in 1974 location Med cruise
Navin, BobRM3Mar 27, 1971 – Jun 28, 1974OC Radio shackCovering cruises for the broke down El Paso, Caribeian, Central America, South America - extended Med cruise. A lot of good mates, a time that will never be forgotten. Early morning raids to the bakery for fresh baked.
Jardine, DavidO2Apr 1971 – Sep 1973SupplySupply Officer. Served from back end(Pearl Harbor) of round the world cruise to shipyard in Baltimore.Chuck racked up a lot of miles...generally at flank speed. Capt. Bolger cracked the boiler twice. Lot of respect
Miller, John RO2May 1971 – Jul 1972COMMGood crew. Good wardroom. A fine ship.
Keller, Ralph (Jake)O2May 1971 – Jan 1974OPSCame aboard day it returned from round the world cruise. Departed in Baltimore shipyard @ 1st overhaul. 3 Carib + 1 Med cruise. Many good memories, best thing I could have done after College. Was EMO in OPS
Leahy, MikeBM2Sep 1971 – Jun 19753RDLCM8 COXSWAIN SOFTBALL 4TH OF JULY TOURNAMENT CHAMPS 2 YEARS IN A ROW 73 & 74
Marco, GeorgeBM3Sep 1971 – Jun 19753rdLCM 6 # 9 CAME ABORD IN SANJUAN WITH MIKE LEAHY AFT GUN MOUNT CAPTAIN 2 MED 2 CARBIANS 1 YR IN SHIP YARD AND A GITMO CRUISE
Meizies, KevinEngineman E-3Sep 1971 – Dec 1972A Division
Enoch, JackO2Sep 1971 – Dec 1973OCI gave the eulogy at Capt. C.E. Boger's funeral approximately 15 years ago.
Cohen, ArtQM2Sep 15, 1971 – Aug 18, 1975OPSI want to say it was the greatest time of my life 3 med cruises maybe carribean and a north atlantic with some great guys....coats, harmon, moses, boyles...and capt boger. I was the youngest guy on the ship
Lowther, MikeBM2Oct 1, 1971 – Oct 10, 19731stNorfolk to Baltimore - all points in between. 1971 to 1973 Lots of laughs!
Gregoire, PhilEN2Oct 18, 1971 – Aug 8, 1973A GangWould like to connect with Jim Pace. Looking for Photos aboard ship.
Jensen, Andrew BM 1Nov 1971 – Jun 1974Second
Ronald, YoungE-3 Ship ServicemanNov 1971 – Aug 1974SupplyLt. Jordan and Enoch, I was a Ship Serviceman under your commands. I ran the Laundry & Dry Cleaners under 3rd. Class Skyles. You both changed my life by giving me an opportunity as a Young Black Man. Thanks

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