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USS Pledge (MSO 492) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Pledge (MSO 492). 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 42 crew members registered for the USS Pledge (MSO 492).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1991 | – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Burk, CharlesENSMay 1961 – Dec 1961Deck/Gunnery/Mine Sweeping/Supply -1st Lt.Deployed to WesPac in Aug-61. Bent shaft in first try with division fromGuam to Subic Bay. Ran into F5 typhoon on second try alone. Injured and almost washed overboard. Left ship in Siagon because of typhoon injuries. Four months in hospitals.
Christie, Sr., RickEMFNNov 1963 – Aug 1965I boarded the Pledge while underway in the South China Sea. I was attached to Mine Division 33 and on manuvers onboard the USS Epping Forest LSD-4. The Pledge was on its last leg of a West Pac Cruise.
Fox, Richard (Crazy)SNApr 25, 1965 – Dec 27, 196773The best time of my life, and also the worst. I,am blessed to have served on the Pledge, and will never forget the good times I had with my friends. It was good to grow up on the Pledge. ( Fat dog) Ralph Wagnor Where are you man? Bushman
Sheffield, GeraldENCSMay 1965 – Feb 1967EngineeringWe Evelyn and I now reside in Warner Robins, GA
Lantz, LarryE3Jan 1, 1966 – Dec 31, 1967deck forcei am looking to attain a letter of proof that shows that i went into the danang harbor to recieve mail and supplies.... if anyone has the knowledge of how to attain such a document please call me at 626 723 6283
Roades, RonaldEN3May 5, 1966 – Feb 24, 1968Engineering #1 ERHad some great friends; Bushman, Leslie and Webb
Leith, BobEM-3Sep 2, 1966 – Oct 31, 1969Engineering Made two West Pac cruises and "lived" through two rehabs @ shipyard. Remember all of you mates. Remember me as the future stock car driver. Still trying to make that happen. Fond memories of people and places.
Metro, RichardSeaman E-3Sep 4, 1966 – Oct 4, 1967DeckI reported on board the Pledge in Sept. 1966 right out of Boot Camp and was assigned to the Deck Force as a Seaman. The Commanding Officer was LCDR D.A. Stewart. I made one WestPac cruise to Vietnam (Market Time).
McGaughy, Alsn1967 – 1968deck forceworked with fox and wagnor and some of the other guys listed.
Kocheran, RonaldSNFeb 1, 1967 – Oct 31, 196873Westpac 1967 Served with Fox & Wagoner What a cruise. The best and the worst! Would not change it for anything!
Smith, AugustMSO 492Feb 15, 1967 – Apr 10, 1970Operations
Baker, Charles W.LTJGAug 1967 – Oct 1968EngineeringChief Engineer - High-lined aboard from USS Platte off Viet Nam - recommissioned into Medical Service Corp October 1968.
Waugh, JimRM31968 – Dec 1, 1971Operations - CommunicationsLooking for anyone who can confirm incountry VietNam duty for a VA claim.
Becker, Robert (Bob)en21968 – 1970engineeringdidnt know it at the time,but it was the best time of my life.
Sperske, JoeLTMay 1968 – Jul 1971Communications Officer, Operations Officer, Division Ops OfficerRandy Whitman told me when I came on board that going to Vietnam was like driving from Long Beach to NYC and back at 10 miles per hour. He was right! I made the journey three times before I got to fly back.
Welch, JerryRM3Jun 2, 1968 – Jul 1, 1970CommunicationsJoin Navy Oct.66 & radio school San Diego & then flew to Vietnam shore duty 1 Yr. in Tan My , Vietnam, & then two lovely crusies on the USS Pledge MSO 492. went once to Catalina Island on the MSO 492! Unbelivable
Rice, JamesEN2/EN1Sep 10, 1968 – Sep 15, 1969EngineeringMy first of two Packard powered 'boats'.
Davenport, LarryEm31969 – Sep 1972?
Dean, MarcGMG3Jan 4, 1969 – Aug 23, 1972Made two West-Pac tours on the Pledge. Had more good times than bad..
McMurdie, Val C.LTJGMay 1, 1969 – May 1, 1971OperationsVietnam Service in Operation Market Time, 30,000 nautical miles logged. Served aboard Pledge as Operations Officer, RPS Officer; Medical Officer, and Communications Officer
Sparbanie, GlennCSSNSep 21, 1969 – Dec 15, 197033Best 'O' Boat ever with the best crew
Shockley, DavidEM1/EMCJan 1971 – Mar 1975EToo many friends to mention individually. I will always remember playing volleyball at lunch with Ted Hudson and the guys. And who could ever forget their Chief's initiation?
Payne, MikeGMG31972 – 1974
Bradley, RonETN2Apr 5, 1973 – Aug 18, 1975
Sanford, DavidETN2Dec 1973 – 1975Operationsremarkable tour of duty...hoping to contact Lt Patterson. Rich Ballentine, Doug Hartley, Ron Bradley, Nutter, Chief Hudson and others......was on board to see EM1 Shockley make EMC.
Vanmierlo, BruceETN3May 1975 – Aug 1975OEBest ship I was ever on, and wish I could have stayed longer. Hated leaving it and always missed it.
Fowler, NateEM2Nov 1977 – Nov 1978ElectricanHad a great time with great shipmates. I looking for my friend that was my 1st Class Petty Officer. He took a KY boy under his wing and kept me in line. His name was Ronnie Heuson. I you know of him let me know.
Schultz, Andrew (Andy)EM3Nov 1979 – Sep 1982EngineeringJoined the crew in Long Beach, CA. we shifted Homeport to Seattle, WA. Got an up-close view of all six PHM's being tested/delivered from Pier 90. Some of the roughest rides & good friends met aboard one of the "Wooden Ships and Iron Men&
Beller, BobSK21982 – 1985SupplyI had a lot of good times on board. Would like to hear from anyone that served with me.
Campbell, Anthony profile iconENC(SW)Jan 5, 1982 – Apr 12, 1985M & A Divisions as MPAServed with a great bunch of guys. Would sure like to have a reunion with all of them. If any are interested in getting one together, send me an email.
Crawford, Dan Or DcEN1Sep 18, 1982 – Sep 18, 1985M DivWhen ships were wood and men were steel, Its true!
Francois, DarinEM2Mar 1983 – Mar 1986Engineering Dept. Electrical DivisionI seved with some really great men. I have a lot of good memories of my time aboard that wooden ship.
Mitchell, DavidEN2Apr 26, 1983 – Apr 30, 1986Engineering - EM01 foreward engineroomThese ships really meant Iron men on wooden ships. It would ride like a cork splashed around in a bathtub.
Bradbury, MarkLTAug 1984 – Oct 1988SELRES/Operations
Cox, JeffSTG31987 – 1989OPSSent to Conquest in the Persian Gulf. I was a sonar tech, also operated the ROV that gave us close up views of mines or anchors. Anyone one remember two hot Budwiesers and hamburgers. "Is there a problem here" whats up?
Boozer, RobertEN1Apr 1, 1987 – Apr 1, 1989EMO2Is anybody watching Ruff lol Great group of men. Nothing like a Packard.
Weidner, MarkIC3Nov 1988 – May 1989EngineeringI served onboard USS Pledge MSO-492 between Nov.-May 1988-89 (TAD).My ship was USS Conquest MSO-488 which was in the Persian Gulf where I served.I rotated to the USS Pledge(16mo's) when I wasn't on my ship.
Kincaid, Jamesqm3May 1989 – Jan 17, 1993opsfrom 1989 to 1993 i served on board the pledge,i was very young and life it seemed was bad.port and stbd duty (if you were there you know all about it).but today i realize,walking off that ship for the last time was bad.
Troy, TroyBM2Nov 2, 1990 – Jul 3, 1993deckHad lots of good times with all my friends on this ship
Fouquette, MarkE-5/EN21991 – 1994ENGi was on decom crew. great time's
Chadwell, RobertPNC(SW/AW)Feb 15, 1991 – Jan 31, 1994ExecutiveGreat tour, good times...close crew...but no way and I mean no way have I ever missed standing that three section duty .
Hecht, ToddOS1Aug 1991 – Dec 1993Deck OIServing on the USS Pledge was one of the best experiences of my life. Whenever I watch the TV Show "Deadliest Catch" I think of the pledge and having to tie a trash bag to my belt loop in the Strait of Juan de Fuca! MS Sailors do it with.

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