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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
Harris, Davidbtfn1975 – 1977boiler roomhey bill prim mike griebel henery hayrseldon hey guys its chunk hows life been treating yous? would love to hear from you,
Lightfoot, NathanBMC1975 – 19771st DivI ran the Boatswains locker and paint locker. Lot of good memories. I was on board with Doc Fulton,Goose, Steven Holtrust, Chief Lovelace, Mr. Brindle, Chief Fisher. BM 2 Ware. I retired Chief in the reserves.
Deblois, ChipRM3Jan 1, 1975 – Feb 12, 1978OC
Sullivan, MikeEN2Jan 4, 1975 – Mar 6, 1976A Boat ShopI was the EN on the Mike-6 Salvage boat. I came aboard at Barcelona, Spain Jan. '75. The ship was there for Christmas leave. EN2 George Sarge was the first guy I met at about 4:30 AM the first day on board.
Selby, SamSM E3Feb 1, 1975 – Feb 17, 1976Signal CrewOn board for only a year. Left just before the Med cruise.
Argie, GeraldPN3Feb 26, 1975 – Aug 28, 1977AdminI enjoyed working with my fellow sailors aboard the Charleston. Best cruise was to the North Atlantic in 76. Loved Bergen, Norway!
Wharton, TimSK2Mar 1, 1975 – May 1, 1976SupplySteamed with Wayne Merritt, "Butch" Schubert and then SKC Ernie Wade (never met a more wild dude). Went to the Med twice, North Atlantic and Caribbean on the #1 Chuck!
Lazarski, RobertOS2Mar 15, 1975 – Jan 2, 1977OIThese were the best of times and at times felt like the worst of times!
Primm, Bill "Wc"MM3May 1975 – Aug 22, 1977MPHi to all my old buddies, Anybody ever hear from Woody, Ed Beetie, or Mike "3 fingers of death" Farmer?
Burris, William (Bill)MM-2May 1975 – Feb 1979engine roomHello! to MM2 kelly Donnie Sharpe AND Romano, 3 fingers of death farmer and of course WC PRIMM missed you BROTHERS!!I Im now like the CHUCK retired!!
Jackson, Charley "Action Jackson"E3 DECK SEAMAN / MEDICAL STRIKERMay 1, 1975 – Nov 26, 1976Made lots of great friends that I shall never forget. I made 1 carribean, 1 med and 1 North Atlantic. Was with the Chuck when we nailed down The Golden "E". Was also on the Chuck when a change of Captains took place.
Duenkel, Jim (Donuts)ENFNMay 5, 1975 – Dec 31, 1976mobile shop
Maisey, TimEN-2May 10, 1975 – Dec 15, 1978A
Sharpe, DonMM2Jul 4, 1975 – Jul 4, 1979MP divisionBest thing I could have done back then. Alot of great liberties. Say hey BB, Bill Primm, C-Z, Mike Griebel, Weed
Reed, TerryPN1Aug 1, 1975 – Aug 1, 1978ADMINOutstanding ship and crew.
Steubing, LarrySH2Aug 12, 1975 – Jun 5, 1979
McCaffrey, JohnSH3Sep 7, 1975 – Jan 10, 1977SOME GREAT TIMES WITH THE MARINES AND SAILORS THAT SERVED ON THE NUMBER 1 CHUCK
Allen, JohnE3Oct 10, 1975 – Feb 17, 1977OCI came aboard the Chuck in Oct 75. Started in 2nd div.deck hand. Then went to 3rd Div on the PL.Bowhook.Finally ended up in Radio.. A Med cruise , North Atlantic and a Caribbean.Good and not so good memories.Mostly good.
Church, EdwardBMCOct 15, 1975 – Sep 23, 19772 Divthe # 1 chuck was a great ship I was a BM2 while on the ship I worked hole # 3 BM 1 Studs was the LPO I retried from the Navy in 1992 as a BMC
Cantrell, MatthewEMFNOct 21, 1975 – Nov 20, 1978ENGINEERING - FRESH AIR SNIPE
Pederson, DouglasEN21976 – Apr 21, 1978A DivisionHad a lot of good times on the #1 CHUCK. I remember so many good times. a lot of pride returned when i saw her tied up at a pier in the ship yard in Philly when i went to school there 3 years ago.
Burdick, DavidBM3Jan 12, 1976 – Sep 3, 19783rdThe further I got from my hitch, the more fun i'd had They wouldn't give me an 8boat, so I'd teach the new guys how to drive 6boats. We'd get to shore & I'd borrow mask & snorkel from UDT/SEALS & have a great time!
Lafemina, JamesMS3Mar 19, 1976 – Mar 22, 1979supplyJust wanted to say I had a great time playing football and baseball,and just really miss that era of my life. And of course all the good friends and fun we had. If any one wants to emal me feel free,Pete,John,Matt,Ing,
Strauss, RonaldE3Apr 1, 1976 – Sep 1, 19791st Bosinmate
Welch, Robin [grape]EN2Jun 1976 – Oct 1979A-Gang [Boat shop]I was assigned to the boat shop. On board I workedin after diesel generator room, JP5 pumproom, steamheat shop. My boats were LCM6#9 and LCM8#3. Had a lot of good times and met some of the best people ever!
Falvo, Gregorysn deck apeJun 9, 1976 – Jan 20, 1979first
Seeds, ArthurbmsnJun 10, 1976 – Jul 6, 19773rd boat crewfun times in boat crew , I was lehn's bow hook no lcpl(lka-113-2). Miss the crew of the #1 chuck. Landed on flight deck during berut situation in 76. I am on face book if anyone would like to contact me. Art Seeds
Pyke, RayFTGSNJun 30, 1976 – May 1, 1977Weapons/SecondRear Radar Room
Pyke, RaymondFTGSNJun 30, 1976 – May 1, 1977DeckTransferred when guns were removed. Worked for FTG2 Ruane, after radar room.
Rush, MichaelEN2Aug 15, 1976 – Feb 29, 1980A DIV Boat ShopPrecon detail New Port Newsship Yard Jp5 system
Lehn, Karl DBM2Nov 15, 1976 – Aug 1978Boat groupI was on the # 1Chuck for her Med cruise in 1977. We had a sign above the division gear locker that said" Home of the best damn assault boat coxswains in the world" It was true.The new LPO Tucker was like a father to us.
Diehl, Ronald WormFANov 16, 1976 – May 5, 1978REPAIRMED-CRUISE
Schepps, Jeffbm2Nov 20, 1976 – Jun 13, 19803rd2 meds, yards, gitmo..boat coxswain lcm 6 and lcm 8
Campbell, DarrellE2Nov 21, 1976 – Nov 1978Deck
White,jr,, Richard JohnSMSN-SM2Dec 1976 – Nov 1978communications-signalmanI sure do miss it, should have been more of a hard ass. miss BM3 Lehn, had great spades games before the movies on the mess deck, miss the crew member's I got along with, others good fortune..the WO Boatswain has my highest respect! live g
Barker, Lyle/montian Manicmen1977 – 1980engineeringhad a lot of good times on the chuck from med to mardi gra started in deck went to engineering
Visciglia, FrankBM31977 – Dec 1979Boat GroupHello to all I served with on the CHUCK. Was the best time of my life. Coming on board when I was 17 I learned so much and enjoyed seeing some of the world. Don t know why I was in such a hurry to get out.
Dumas, Lawrence, LarryBM2Jan 12, 1977 – Dec 19801stCame onboard a SR and transfered BM2. Great crew. Short Med, North Atlantic, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, LA, and visiting Charleston, SC. Had a great time on the #1 Chuck
Rivas, Joe (Rod)MM 3Mar 1977 – Oct 30, 1979Engineering
Keyes, MichaelRMSA - RM2Mar 1977 – Jun 1981OC Division
Kelly, Michaelen3Mar 1977 – 1979a shopI had the best times of my young life
Jubinville, BobET2Apr 1977 – Jul 1980OE
Keith, BobbyRMCSApr 1977 – Jul 7, 1978SCPOCRetired July 1978
Beaman, Forrest/icman BeamanIC2Apr 5, 1977 – Jul 2, 1980Electric-LPO for APS (engine room)Joined the Navy to be an ICman and ended up in the hole.....go figure.
Shrauger, Leonard { L.a )Sergeant--------Staff SergeantApr 26, 1977 – May 5, 1980COMBAT CARGO ASSISTANT (CCA) My first tour onboard a Navy Ship. Learned fron my Navy shipmates (officer and enlisted) Was sad to learn of her decommisioning. DOES ANYONE HAVE A CRUISE BOOK COVERING 1977-1980 ??
Resig, RickBM2Jun 1977 – Oct 1979Boat GroupKarl you old dog, still twistin that stache of yours! Your right, Tucker knew his boys and stood up for them! Great duty for a bosn'. Two Meds and a North Atlantic (temp duty). Uurha!!
Countryman, Larry D.LTJul 1977 – Aug 1978Deck Department Asst First Lieutenant
Croteau, Michael profile iconbm3Sep 1977 – Jul 19801sthad fun good memories miss them days
Wells, LeroyBM3Oct 1977 – Aug 2, 1981Deck & Boat DivSteve and I had more fun than i can remember. From Naples to Greece to Spain to New Orleans to St. Thomas to Norway, Denmark, Germany WOW what i will never forget the Chuck!
Troisi, PeterMM3Nov 1, 1977 – Jul 27, 1981main propulsionhole snipe during the late 70's
Troisi, PeterMM3Nov 1, 1977 – Jul 27, 1981Main Propulsion
Kreitlein, ChrisEnsignDec 30, 1977 – Aug 1, 1980Deck Division, Gunnery DivisionI reported aboard when the ship was in Rota, Spain. After that cruise, we spent a year in the shipyard in Baltimore and Norfolk, then made another Med cruise before I left the ship to attend flight school.

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