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USS Donner (LSD 20) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Donner (LSD 20). 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 28 crew members registered for the USS Donner (LSD 20).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Werner, AlbertSRJun 1948 – Aug 1948DECKAs reserve on the Midshipman Cruise to Med
Hovis, RonSN1952 – 1954DECK , BOAT CREW
Beatrice, AnthonyRM21954 – 1957C
Henthorn, HarrySEAMAN 1ST CLASSSep 1, 1955 – Sep 1, 1962S DIVISION
Shartzer, JohnSFP 3Mar 1956 – Nov 1959RI joined the Donner as a 17 year old from the bad streets of St Louis. I"m now living in southern California after retiring from the Navy as an HTC with 22 years service. I have fond memories of the Donner and her crew.
Smith, Emmitt (Ed Or Smith)MM2Dec 15, 1956 – Oct 16, 1960M-DIVanyone from this time frame on list
Trew, Stanley1EM3 P11959 – 1961ETime on board the donner was well spend. Did a lot of growing up there, met new people, made lots of friends seen a lot places I would never have seen.
Cobb, JohnSFP3Oct 1959 – Jul 1962R Div.
Eaton, Richard I.SN1960 – 19611st.Would love to reunite with others who were on the Donner when I was. I have many good memories of that time.
Olson, Wendell "Ole"Electrician Mate 2nd ClassAug 14, 1960 – Jan 7, 1964"E" Division
Goldsberry, HarryAug 19, 1960 – Feb 25, 1961
Woodward, Terence 'Woody'en3Sep 4, 1960 – Apr 1, 1964A DIVISION EN-3I served with K.W. SCHUETZ AND VISITED HIM IN TEXAS IN OCT OF 07 HAVE CONTACTED R.J. FRUGE AND DALE HILANDER ABOUT THE SAME TIME. I CAN'T FIND R.E. SPARROW IN GLEN BURNIE MD. LIKE TO HEAR FROM OLD SHIPMATES .
Neeley, WardSADec 1, 1960 – Apr 1, 19611STwas aboad the donner waiting for the kitty hawk to be commissioned. picked up HAM from space flight...no i didn't fall for the mailbouy watch, really....
Terwilliger, Jerald "Jerry"RM3Dec 9, 1960 – Jun 8, 1962OCPicking up Ham the Space Chimp. Solant Amity 3 Reported as SA striker for RM. Almost got sent to Deck Div. but they needed an RM
Utgard, GaryBT1Jan 1964 – Jun 1966B
Emerson, Francis FrankE5Apr 1964 – Apr 1968I served on the Donner from 64 - 68 i was an e5 when i got out . i am looking the the med cruise book the roaring twenties if anyone know where i can get it please let me know.
Emerson, Francis FrankE-5 / CS2Apr 1964 – Feb 1968
Hearl, Donnie / BubbaCS3May 1964 – May 1966S2
Long, LarryMM3Dec 15, 1964 – Aug 30, 1968mWould like to here from anyone from "M" division. John Wieber, Ed Swank,Sam Fry,Wayne Glover,Chuck Weir,Lee Avery,Danny Jo Carlson,Mike Lawson,Jim Standfield,Sid Cowen, Butch Godsoe,Pete Cerioni,Bob Harris, and Gary Cooper ?
Wieber, JohnMM3Jul 15, 1965 – Feb 2, 1968MLooking for any shipmates in 'M' Division between 1965 through 1968 via any Donner Associations or Memberships.
Brown, RobertRM-3Nov 15, 1965 – Jul 7, 1968ocI came on the USS DONNER right out of RM A school at Bainbridge, MD in 1965. I worked for RMC Norman, RM1 Ball, and RM2 R.L.George. I went on two med cruises and to the Caribbean. Best friends with ET3 James Lewis
Zoda, RobertBT31966 – 1968B
Omlor, ThomasSh1966 – 1969Sh
Gavallas, JohnFNNov 30, 1966 – Sep 10, 1968MI served from 66-68 in M Division. Luv to here from anyone in M Div during that time. I remember Lawson, C.D. Smith, Cooper, Chuck Weir, Sullivan, G.P. Miller,Larry Long, William Miller. I'm a police chief in Ct.
Respecki, RobertYN21967 – 1968OperationsOne (1) deployment -- Med Cruise July (?) 67-Jan (?) 68. Retired 26 yrs law enforcement -- patrolman/state parole agent.
Clay, JamesE-3Feb 14, 1967 – Sep 30, 1968M divisionI was a naval reservisit . There was another sailor aboard that was from Owensboro Kentucky. His name was David wink. He was in E division. 1st class Cooper was also in that division in M division.
Wolf, RichBMSNJul 15, 1969 – Dec 23, 19701 st DECK DIV.VERY HARD 2 YRS. WORKED FOR 2 IDIOTS NAMED CWO VALETTA & BM3 HEINTZ BECAME GMG3 DUE TO GMG3 GAZOWITZ,GMG1BENFORD,STEFANIDIS,JOHNSON. THANKS TO ALL 3rd DIV ! I WAS IN DECOMM CREW,ONE OF LAST TO LEAVE DONNER.
McDougle, Bathon / MacE2Mar 1971 – Nov 19722ndI am one of the original plank holders that flew from Norfolk. Va to Long Beach,Ca and sailed thru the Canal Zone across the Equator to Va. Made the first Med Cruise and sea trails, Me, Sly, Baker, Bell, Renfro, Cox,Dole

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