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USS Valley Forge (CV 45) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Valley Forge (CV 45). 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 135 crew members registered for the USS Valley Forge (CV 45).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1953 | 1954 – 1962 | 1963 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Shelton, Thomas/tce-4Feb 16, 1963 – Jul 21, 1966engineering
Goodwin, GoodySMCM(SW)Mar 11, 1963 – Nov 15, 1969OSOBBOARD 1963-1969 ON SIGNAL BRIDGE. IF YOU DESIRE, PLEASE CONTACT ME TO REFLECT OLD TIMES.
Brown, RonaldEM3Apr 30, 1963 –power shop
Lagerberg, Carroll (Nickname Scott)  NEWE3May 16, 1963 – Sep 16, 1966V4Contact me if you remember...
Cavalier, VernE3Jun 1, 1963 – Mar 12, 1967V4GET IN TOUCH WITH ME
Herbert, FrankLTOct 1963 – Dec 19, 1965Navigation
Meinz, CarrollE-4 BTNov 30, 1963 – Jul 23, 1967BRAVO DIVjust looking for some old shipmates to connect with .....some of the mates names i remember are Kennith Byng, Boyd,CONTREAS,jOHNSON E-5,Clay E-5,......
Gorton, Terry(smiley)GMG3Dec 1963 – Jun 19655thHad a good time aboard the Valley Forge.Good people,good duty.
Knight, Jacke31964 – 1967s3-divjust looking for old ship mates
Fasano, TonyE 3Jan 1964 – Sep 1966flight deck
Brechbiel, EmelieSFM3Oct 1964 – Aug 29, 1966just going down memory lane
MacDonald, TerryE3Oct 1964 – Dec 1964MedicalOn the ship for 3 months waiting for my "A" school as it was highly impacted. Looking for persons such as Fred Cockren/Corcren and others.
Deyoung, Sidney. (Dusty)  NEWAb-aaNov 3, 1964 – Apr 23, 1968V-3Looking for old shipmates, also looking for cruse books for the years I served.1965-66-67-
Gledhill, DonaldE5Apr 1965 – 1971navy
Trybus, JimE5Nov 1, 1965 – Jan 5, 1969S DivisionI worked in the ships store have a picture taken with Capt Carr cutting the ribbon to the new store.. long time buddy's where Wayne Olson !and Jim Jenson. went to Nam four times. Sailorboyjimmy@gmail.com,regards.
Nichols, JerryAn1966 – 1969V-1
Ashbrook, Jerrysk31966 – 1969s-1best command in my navy 20 yr career
Rebhahn, DaveE-9Mar 1966 – Sep 1968G DIVISIONLOOKING FOR SHIPMATES ABOARD DURING THE SAME TIME AS MYSELF.IF ANYONE REMEMBERS ME,JUST DROP ME A LINE.WIFE CAROLE IS SENDING A HELLO TO ALL.
Rushing, GeraldSeamanJun 1966 – Aug 1968X Div Post OfficeI also worked for Capt Mickey in Combat Cargo with "The old Walrus"
Chaisson, GeorgeABH2Oct 1, 1966 – May 2, 1968V-1
Copeland, Chris (Crazyleggs Copeland)ANNov 6, 1966 – May 15, 1969V4Looking for the guy's I play music with.
Barnhouse Jr, Emery "Buck"Third Class Petty Officer- E4 Commissaryman/CookDec 1966 – Dec 5, 1969S-2I would like to find some of the guys that i hung out with the most, but I would like to find anyone that remembers me.
Tieman, Charlesrm-3Dec 1966 – Jan 1970cr divisionlooking for anyone that work in the radio rooms
Black, GregETR31967 – 1969OETwo cruises to VN.
Cline, JackETR31967 – 1969OEIt would be great to hear from some of my old shipmates.
Gill, JamesE4Jan 1, 1967 – Nov 1, 1969NavigationWondering where some of the guys are now!
Young, FredLI3Jan 1, 1967 – May 1, 1970X DIVPRINT SHOP STILL PRINTING
Singer, RayE4Apr 5, 1967 – Aug 1968OEWOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OLD FRIENDS FROM CREW & MARINE BATTALION 3/1 (MARINE IN DISGUISE), PARTICULARLY MPs & LSU
Wagner, PeterE-3Jul 1967 – Aug 20, 1969V-4 I would not of miss it
Condrotte, Charles (Chad) profile iconDT2Aug 21, 1967 – Sep 1, 1969Dental DivisionI was the Dental Clinic Supervisor and did 2 WestPac cruises during the Vietnam War. I was in a helicopter crash into the Tonkin Gulf on a CH-46, 14 rescued, no injuries. I really enjoyed my tour aboard Valley Forge.
Fitzpatrick, JohnsfpSep 15, 1967 – Nov 10, 1968r divisionlooking for John Svaldi.i am a retired fitter, and welder, learned my trade in the Navy.
Bartholomew, BartSNSep 17, 1967 – May 1, 1969Combat CargoI worked for Capt. J.M. Puckett USMC and Gunny J. Barnett USMC. Work with Larry and Gary Wymer (Wisc) Don Chambers, Rich Hoover, Joe Cook
Bartholomew, Marvin snOct 17, 1967 – Nov 11, 1969xI am looking for Larry Wymer. He was also in X division and we both worked for Combat Cargo.
Costello, FrankSNNov 1967 – 1969GM DivisionI'm looking for anyone who was on board the Valley Forge LPH-8 when we anchored in Da-Nang Harbor for a few days. We were to split the ship into three groups so we could have a day of R & R. We got cut off after 2 days
Crowe, RichardSNNov 10, 1967 – Jan 10, 1970NavationI did two West-Pac. cruises. First one in 1st div,Second one was in navation.division. Transfered to USS Midway in San Francisco,CA Jan 1970 into Navation
Knill, Tom1968 – 1970
Faul, MikeABH31968 – 1969V-1
Robbins, LouisHT 2Jan 1968 – Oct 1969RMade a lot of friends on the Valley. In contact with some of them now. We sure had some times. Wish she would not of been scraped out. Would bring back some memories to walk the flight deck again, good and bad ones.
Kowitz, DavidSAJun 1968 – Dec 1969tad marine corp. combat cargo
Polio, MikeDC3Aug 1968 – Jan 1970dcit is a shame that the Valley was abandoned for scrapp --
Klier, Mikeeng-3Aug 16, 1968 – Aug 16, 1972A gang
Yareff, Bob profile iconLI3Sep 1968 – Dec 1969XI was a Personellman then a Lithographer trained by Jerry Crowley and Fred Young. I'm trying to get in touch with Fred Young. Also anyone from the Personell Office.
Anlage, Bernard (Ben)PHANOct 1968 – Nov 1969OA
Duncan, JamesE5Dec 1968 – Jan 15, 1970CommunicationsInterested in hearing from Radioman on Valley from any year.
Robertson, RichardRDSN1969 – 1970CICBoarded in Danang harbor to complete the final tour. Took the final trip back to Long Beach, CA and helped decommision. Secret spot- the SPN-6 room up high and below the flight deck at the rear corner.
Vieira, RayBTFN1969 – 1970B divisionValley Forge was my first command.
Brady, BillBT-2Jan 1969 – Jan 1970BThe Valley Forge was my 2nd of 3 trips to Vietnam.
Buckman, Robert "buck"EM3Jan 4, 1969 – Jan 15, 1970EWorked in Ordnance Power Shop for EMC Tallmadge & EM1 Dave Hawk. Also, Hilligoss, Vehon, Swett, Holder, Bailey, Harbert, Ehlers
Greenwood, PaulSR E2May 28, 1969 – May 15, 1970opslooking fo0r shipmates Ken Grover.Marty,Clevland,Larson
Whittaker, JamesE3Jun 1969 – Dec 20, 1969V1Joined the ships crew in Dananng and finished out the Old Girls history at Long Beach.

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