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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 303 crew members registered for the USS Bon Homme Richard (CV 31).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1952 | 1955 – 1959 | 1960 – 1961 | 1962 – 1964 | 1965 – 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Sisk, LarryPC31962 – 1963XPaydays were hell selling all those money orders for the guys to send back home. We were always up half the night trying to balance. HAHAHAHAHA Thanks to the mess cooks for supplying a few goodies to keep us going.
Ferguson, GaryBT31962 – 1964EBHi to all the guys in #3 Fireroom. We had some great times...
Meckna, Paul (Meck)E-3 avation ordenceJan 1962 – 1966GG divI't shure like to find some of my old shipmates.. Whats become of them. I'm Married 2nd tim have 2 girls and 2 grand sons with 1 more do in Aug
Hartsgrove, JamesEM-2Mar 1, 1962 – Jul 23, 1964EEHello to all in EE Div. Hope you have had a good life.
Jordan, MiltonE3Mar 15, 1962 – Mar 12, 1965V5Proudly served aboard for two westpacs and the first Concord Squadron.
McElroy, KeithSNMar 28, 1962 – Aug 5, 1962OIMy first ship in the Navy. Six months onboard before Radar Class A Radar School at Treasure Island
Clark, Mark WayneSMSNJun 1962 – Jul 1964CS AND GMTHE MOST MEMORABLE CRUISE WAS THE CONCORD SQUADRON GOODWILL MISSION AND ALL THE WEST PACK CRUISES,ME LOVE YOU LONG TIME!!!!!!!!
Eckburg, BasilSMJul 1962 – Jun 19663
Barry, MichaelANJul 7, 1962 – Sep 21, 1963GGI was in the GG Divison under LTJG D.H. Forsthre in July of 1962. I was discharged in Bremington, Washington on September 21, 1963. I have searched for years for Stan Lowry AO3 from Philadelphia who served with me.
MacKay, DouglasPR3Aug 1, 1962 – Apr 5, 1965VF191Best was the trip to Africa >Worst was the riots in Subic Aug of 64
Koeppen, Larry/kepATN-3/21963 – 1966V6Concord Squadron, flew with Shah, President Kenyatta, etc. Best bud - Charlie Bartlett, Chief Rezebeck. Worst: Blew out reduction gear, 64?
Self, Billy JME 11963 – 1968ER
Cox, RichardE31963 – Apr 1966S3The bulk of my time aboard was as one of the six ships barbers. and by the way the correct command was CV/CVA31
Carlen, JerrySF3Jan 1963 – Dec 1967erhad the best working parties. we had the repair lockers to hide the food also we had the only dog in the Navy and we didn't hurt Subic Bay that bad
MacKay, DouglasDOUGLAS MACKAYJan 1, 1963 – Nov 25, 1964VF 191Parachute Rigger. Concord squadron to Africa and the race riots in Subic.
Holdredge, TedAO3Jan 7, 1963 – Apr 4, 1966GG
Rutlege, DonaldBM2Jan 10, 1963 – Oct 3, 1966firstwould like to hear from anyone who rembers me.
Buol, BudABF-3Mar 1963 – Jul 1966V-4Too many memories....playing surfer guitar music with Bill, We called ourselves The Chapparelles, and played frquently at the Bar Memories in Sasebo when in port......the Shellback initiation in the Indian Ocean, etc, et
Ralston, JamesE3Mar 13, 1963 – Mar 12, 1965V3Love to hear from any of my crew members.
Palmatier, K PE-3May 8, 1963 – Oct 12, 1965V-3I WAS THE BAY ONE PO
Lightfoot, DennisEM2Aug 1963 – Jan 21, 1967EEAssigned to the Lighting Shoppe.
Lonergan, GeorgeEM/3Sep 1, 1963 – Mar 1, 1965EEGen. #3
Lightfoot, DennisEM2Sep 7, 1963 – Jan 20, 1967Engineering ElectricalWorked in the light power/lighting shop on Bonnie Dick. After my service I went to college in California then worked for Boeing, City of Torrance, GTE (32yrs), Cox Cable (10yrs) in the electrical departments.
Adessa, Chester/chetPN3Sep 11, 1963 – Jan 1965X DIVISIONFirst Concord Squadron - 1964 Indian Ocean, Shah of Iran visit- does anyone remember those days? Ray Perez-my friend.
Christensen, John / ChrisAK-3Sep 25, 1963 – Jan 14, 1966S-6Aboard during deployment as CONCORD SQUADRON visiting Indian Ocean/Madagascar/Kenya/Aden. Crossed equator 08/April/1964=Shellbacker. Second WestPac cruise off Vietnam (Yankee & Dixie stations)
Foss, Gene "Hook"Oct 1963 – 1965BTProud to serve on the BHR.
Settle, GaryFTG3Oct 1963 – Nov 11, 1966FOX
Sharpe, MartyBM3Dec 1963 – Dec 17, 1964W1 W3
Brown, RoySHS21964 – Aug 1967Supply S3Anyone remember our Division CO..LTJG J.T. Yoshida? Anxious to hear from shipmates
Shaffer, RonaldAMH3Jan 12, 1964 – Jun 21, 1964Fighter Squadron 91I served on board the Bonnie Dick as part of CAG12 in Fighter Squadron 91 based at NAS miramar, San Diego , Calif. Although I was on board her for a short time we covered a lot of territory on her. She was a great ship .
Payne, MaxDC1Feb 12, 1964 – Nov 17, 1964R1 (DC)Had some good shipmates on Bonny Dick. We made some good showings in VietNam. R Div Officers and Chiefs....sucked.
Lovison, WayneABF2Mar 1964 – May 10, 1967V-4
Foth, Jim  NEWSHS2Mar 30, 1964 – Jan 16, 1967S-3I am looking forward to hearing from anyone I had the opportunity to meet and get to know while I served aboard the "Bonnie Dick".
Perez, Rafael (Ray)ADANApr 7, 1964 – Apr 16, 1966V6Looking to find old shipmates
Cortie, JosephRM2Jun 1964 – Mar 10, 1966OC
Lorenzini, SteveE3Jun 20, 1964 – Nov 20, 1966V1
Johnson, John (Senior Chief)FN/EM3/CJul 1, 1964 – Oct 31, 1968A Div. and E Div.Just wnated to give a shout to all the "old BHR" or "Bonny Dick" sailors out. Sorry I missed this years reunion, I'm a Charter Member the BHR Association. John Johnson GSCS SW/ MTS(FRN/SF) USN (Ret.)
Gelzhiser, RobertAO3/E4Aug 12, 1964 – Feb 12, 1966GG/WGI was called a lifer, but I didn't care. I loved my life in the Nave because of my time on The Great Lady, "THE BONNIE DICK." I WOULD GLADLY DO IT AGAIN! Even with all the hard work in the Tonkin Gulf at Yankie & Dixie!
Higgins, JohnE-3Dec 1964 – Jun 1966S-6Would like to make contact with fellow shipmates especially those on board 65/66 in S-6
Armstrong, Yhomas Raye 3Dec 1964 – Dec 22, 1967w 5 & WWGOOD TIMES ON BOARD AND ASHORE
Halvorson, Jerry2nd class etDec 1, 1964 – May 1, 1967Electronics

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