Who Is on the Crew List of the U.S.S. Forrestal?


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The U.S.S. Forrestal supercarrier's first and last commanding officers were Captain Roy L. Johnson, USN, and Captain R. L. Johnson, Jr., USN. Other crew members include Stephanie Hile-Hieden, Toni Chapman and Orzandrie Sherman.

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Navybuddies.com features a crew list of 1,761 individuals who served on the U.S.S. Forrestal during the ship's 38-year commission. Some of the earliest crew members include Dan Newkirk, who served from the ship's commission date to August 12, 1957, and Dwight L. Yoder, who served on the ship between the years 1954 and 1956. Some of the latest crew members on the site's crew list include Matthew Mesgleski, who cleaned the ship while it was in dry dock in 1993 just prior to its scrapping. Chris Busbee and Tracy Keezer both served in 1993 as well.

Additional commanding officers aboard the U.S.S. Forrestal include Captain John K. Beling, USN, who served between 1966 and 1967. He was followed by Captain Robert B. Baldwin, USN, who served until December 1968. The longest-serving captain aboard the ship was Captain Bobby C. Lee, USN, who served between February 1982 and April 1984. Captain James B. Linder, USN, and Captain Joseph J. Barth, Jr., USN, also served for long periods of time.

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