USS Pledge (MSO-492)
Crew list.

This web site is dedicated to all Former Crew Members, Riders, Yard Workers, Dependants
or anyone associated with the Pledge

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All Pledge crew members are invited to send in their personal biography.
You can have a photo added too.
Contact Rick Christie Sr. with your info and I will add you to the crew list

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V   is used to indicate shipmate has died.


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NAME RATE DATE E-MAIL ADDRESS Photo
CHRISTIE, Sr., Rick    EMFN-EM3 12/63-8/65 usspledge@usspledge.com Photo
HUEBNER, John    ENC, USN Ret. 1965-1966 jonnanna@merr.com   
WALKUSKY, Mike   RM2 1/72-8/75 mwalkusky@yahoo.com  
HOSA, Sr., Mark M.   STG2 (SW) 1983-1984 hoseamm@trip.net   
MOCERI, Tony   EN3 1988-1991 football_daman@yahoo.com   
HECHT, Todd M.   OSSN-OS1(SW) 1991-1993 THecht@MilitaryStars.com   
TYLER, Steven D. LT. 1988-1991 skent@mtco.com   
RICE, James    EN1 9/68-9/69 jhrrice@hotmail.com  
SEDLAK, Kevin   SM2 6/79-10/80 thesedlaks@msn.com  
HARTLEY,"DOC" Tom HM 1969    
KAST, Aaron Dewey     j8675309@charter.net  
FINK, Jay   EN2 (SW) 1992-1994 juliejay111@aol.com.   
HEFFERNAN, Tom     foxhollow6@aol.com   
CASSEL, William A.   GMGC 3/82-5/85 usngun@aol.com   
CAMPBELL, Anthony B.  ENC(SW) 1981-1985 tony.pat@comcast.net    
GAMSTETTER, Tom      
HEBERT, Sr., James B.   END2 1956This man is a PLEDGE Plank owner w8fdv@aol.com   
EDMONDSON, Ted   DCC 1966-1968 t_edmondson@yahoo.com  
HAMPTON, Hood      
KOSCIANSKI, Robert E.   RM1 1964-1965 bobkski@knology.net  
LEENHOUTS, Pete LCDR 6/90-10/92 PLeenhouts@aol.com   
GRABER, Steve J.      
ANDERSON, Troy     tanderson7@qwest.net  
McNUTT, Dave      
SWARTZ, Charlie   STG1   swartzcp@premierwireless.us   
WILSON, Robert J.   ET3 1970-1974 krull50@aol.com   
ROADES, Ron   EN3 5/66-4/68 RROADES@aera.com  
GILSON, Mark T.     mgilson@sprg.smhs.com  
WHITTINGTON, Hank     hawh55@arkansas4you.net  
NEELY, Ross     nannel@cableone.net   
NORMAN, Richard        
FREEBURN, Robert   1977-1980 rob@trainsaregood.com   
ELLIS, Thomas C. LCDR 4/77-3/79 tom@makanahouse.com    
NORMAN, Larry        
JONES, Jerry S. Ltjg (XO)
CDR (Ret.)
1963-1964 cdrjones@tds.net BIO
Interview
SOCASH, Fred   EN2 1982-1986 Socashfj@aol.com  
FOWLER, Mike   SK3      
SEDLIK, Kevin   1979-1980 Safetyman43@hotmail.com  
AYERS, Eric        
SHELLEY, Marke R.  RADM, USNR 1980-1982    
CARTER, Mike     crashback@yahoo.com  
KEHOE, Jim   RD3 1970-1972 captainjake@webtv.net   
MATHESON, Don Ltjg 1968 WB6YLL@aol.com   
HOSEA, Mark M.   1983 hoseamm@trip.net   
DEAN, Marc   GMG3 1969-1972 divlib56@gmail.com  
EVANS, Nicholas P.   QMC 1991-1993 npevans@wavecable.com  
ZUZICH, J.M. LCDR 1991-1993 john.zuzich@us.army.mil  
ZUBERBUHLER, Michael J.     mjzuby@yahoo.com   
BAUER, Joseph   1979-1982 jbauer@sefnco.com  
GORANFLO, Rick    PN1 9/89-9/90 goranflo57@gmail.com   
SPERSKE, Joe COM/OP Officer
DIV. Officer
6/68-7/71 Joesperske@aol.com   
MUNGER, Brad.  BM3 1967-1968 brad.munger@alcoa.com  
WISE, Glenn  SN 1962-1963 arstart@hotmail.com Photo
VEDDER, Werner   1956    
RANKIUS, Leon Ships Barber      
BOLES, Wiley O.   STG3 1967-1969 wileyboles@att.net  
MARSTON, Mark  STG1(SW) Apr.1986-Mar.1991 markmarston@comcast.net   
KOCHERAN, Ron   Jan.1967-Oct.1968 rjkocheran@verizon.net   
ROSENBERG, Joe "Rosie"   1970-1972 eagle1@parishmail.com   
APEL, Ralph  EN2 1969-1971 Photo
HOWLE, Clarence   RM1
RMC (Ret.)
Plank OwnerThis man is a PLEDGE Plank owner chowle4258@aol.com   
MINCKLER Jr., Richard K.     rasminck@aol.com   
DREW, Steven   EMC(SW) Sept.1986-Jan.1991 DREWStevieDee@aol.com   
SHOCKLEY, David   EMC Jan.1971-Mar.1975 dshock5@cox.net  
NELSON, Chris  FN 1971 ARN23@UNION-TEL.COM   
ZIECH, Douglas Ltjg 1967-1968 Dougziech@yahoo.com Bio
WALLACE, Vernon  SK Jul.1985-Mar.1988 awallace@pennswood.net  
BUE, Dan  EN4 1984-1985 houseobue@aol.com   
BROWN, Bob     BURNINGBALLAST@msn.com  
EICHLER, "Ike" Dale   RMCS(SW)Retired   dakat@att.net  
HELLER, Charles  SN 1961-1963 Firebug816@aol.com   
PERDUE, Mitch  PNSN Aug.1971-Feb.1973 Mm70n81@cs.com   
MORGAN, Kenneth W.   EN1 Jul.1981-Jun.1982 kenvicdotmorgan@prodigy.net  
SELL, Russell.   SM2 (SW) Dec.1985-Aug.1987 rsell@powerweb.net  
EHRHORN, Jack Ship Builder 1981-1993    
PAYNE, Michael   GMG3 1972-1974 mpnpj@soltec.net   
VAN WYHE, Dick   1956This man is a PLEDGE Plank owner donnavw@saber.net  
LEAR, John   YN2 1968-1969 jrmklear@hotmail.com  
KENNEDY, Roy  SO2
CWO3 (USAR)Ret.
1957-1960 RK_kp@MSN.com  Bio
ELLWOOD, Don  QMCS 3/72-6/77 dandc2k@webtv.net  Photo
GIDDENS, Bill  OS2 1985-1986 bill.giddens@co.anoka.mn.us   
AHLBERG, Alan  Cdr/Capt. 1988-1992  
COLLETT, George R.  Lcdr 1986-1987  
FENNEMAN, Leigh  Cdr/Capt 1982-1984    
WHITE, Philip  ET1 1988-1992 pkw57@yahoo.com    
DICKENS, Charles EN 1971-1974 chas1952@netscape.net  
GRAVES, Ed  OS2 1974-1977  
MAUDLIN, Mike  EN1 1992-1994 MMaudlin@aol.com  
AUSTIN-MARTIN, George  ETSN 1959-1960 courage@rof.net  
BUTCHER, Jesse G. Died on Jan. 31 2004. Served on USS Pledge AM 277 during WWII. Jesse was 87 years old.
DOHMAN, Mark J. MNC(SW) 1959-1960 mjd77ramcharger@aol.com   
HORTON, Kevin D. BM2 1986-1988 Futbolfanz@centurytel.net    
SYKES, Mike  IC1 1974-1977 sykes75@sbcglobal.net   
SJOLANDER, Chris  RM2 2/88-8/91 chris.sjolander@comcast.net   
WHITTLE, Norbert  SO2 1956-1957 whittle@execpc.com   
HARTWIG, Kenneth D.  ETN2
CWO2 (USAR)Ret.
1961-1963 Khartwig@blackduck.net  
DREWEY, Cecil
RMC (Ret.)
1961-1962 DramaGoddess620@hotmail.com  
KELBAUGH, Michael
RM3 (Reserve)
1984-1987 michaelkelbaugh@hotmail.com.  
SHIRLEY, Del
ET2
1963-1964 dandes@lcii.net   
VIVERO, Rafael E.  EN2 1958-1962 RVivero@hq.dir.ca.gov  
CARMODY, Thomas M.   1962 ungerc0011@hawaii.rr.com  
DRENNAN, William F.  EM   rick@thedrennangroup.com  
FLIGER, Richard  EN1 1977-1981    
GROOMS, Jim F.  EMC 1972 jimgrms@yahoo.com  
THOMAS, Raymond L.  RM   usnretrmc@aol.com  
BEKINS, Mike   YNSN 1967-1968 mabekins@verizon.net  
McKENZIE, Edward R.   BM3 1968-1969 emckenzi@axiom.com  
DAVIS, Phillip D.  
HMC /Lt., MSC, USNR
Decom. Crew PDDavis@mar.med.navy.mil  
KENT, Don   SM3 1977-1979 flags@metrocast.net  
HARBAUGH, Ronald.  ETN3 1969-1973 jandiehl@yellowbananas.com  
LAWING, Robert D   DCCS (SW)
USN (Ret)
1984-1986 Robertlawing4769@hotmail.com  
ZANDERS, William SN 10/69-1/71 zanman48@yahoo.com  
BENSON, Eric ENS/LTjg 10/71-1/71-3/74 eric.benson@1971.usna.com  
SCHMIDT, T XO/CDR (Ret) 1988 ertschmidt@libby.org  
PERRY, Roy    ENC, USN Ret. 1974-1979 mariesmiles@comcast.net   
WHITMAN, Randy   Ltjg 12/67-10/69 whit8637@bellsouth.net  Photo
PORCH, Dale    EM3 1975 computist999@yahoo.com  Photo
EVANS, Jr., Walter E.
(Ed)
   STG2 6/69-3/72 ed.1949@sbcglobal.net   
McGRATH, Mark    SK1 1985 - 1989 mmcgrath1250@comcast.net   
WELCH, Jerry    RM3 68-70 jwelch48@comcast.net   
SCAFE, Tyrone D.   ITC (AW/SW) 1991-1992 scafet@hotmail.com   
CLOWARD, Richard Ltjg Ops
Capt. (Ret)
1964-1966 capt@psmaps.com   
FRAZEE, Tom COM/OP Officer 1966-1968 tefrazee@earthlink.net  Bio
EVENS, Chan
V 2006
 EN2 1975-1977    
O'CONNOR, "OKIE" Daniel  EN3 1975-1977 danoconnor1@msn.com   
SELBY, Michael M  EN1 (MPA) 1983-1986 handloader@dishmail.net   
DAVIS, Dal  SM3 10/68-8/70    
HEINEN, Nick  SM3 1969-1971 PatandNick@charter.net  
ROCHA, Chris    EMFN-EM3 1994 c.rocha71@yahoo.com  
DAVIS, Steven     EM3 1974-1976 spark-chaser@excite.com  
Feldman, Nate SN 1964-1966 nwlaser@hotmail.com  
Carlson, Lonnie K.  YN1 07/87-07/90 bballmurph@gmail.com BIO
Stewart, B.J.  EM3 1956-1957   Photo
VanSickle, C.J.  EN2 1985-1988 cj9596@charter.net  
Delk, Jimmie  SK2 11/89-1/93 jdelk@cox.net  
Smith, Thomas  EN2 Active Duty: 1986-1989
Reservist: 1990-1991
tjsmith@ywave.com  
Evans, Ward G.  YN2 Oct 5, 1970 to Mar 15, 1971 evansward87@yahoo.com  
Meshulam, David S. Ltjg (Deck & Supply)
LT. (XO)
Jan 1971 to Aug 1972 dmeshulam@aol.com  
Sheckler, Richard  EN3 July 1963 - January 17, 1964 rishelaverne@hotmail.com  
Lubbers, Edward J. Ltjg (Deck,Supply,Admin,Eng,
Mine Countermeasures,Exec.)

LCDR/SC(SW)/USN Retired
September, 1977- November, 1979 go2work@earthlink.net  
Taylor, Jason C. SN October 1992 - January 14, 1994 jason@infinitebubble.com   
Chandler, Lynn "Chands"
USNR Retired
 EM3   EMC December 1970 - November 1972 lchandler@addisontx.gov  
Muldoon, Jim    GM2  Surface Warfare Pin 1987 - 1989 thom_paul@yahoo.com  
Crawford, Wayne    BM  SM 8/76 - 4/77 twcraw@gmail.com  
Krauss, Gary     SK 17 Aug 70 to 19 AUG 72 justintch@aol.com  
Lillard, Mike  YN1 1990 - 1992 golillard@yahoo.com  
Sheffield, Gerald W.    ENC May 1965-Feb 1967 gwsheffield3820@att.net  
Blessing. Warren K.    EM1 Sept 1967 Oct 1969 warrenkb@earthlink.net BIO
McCutchen, Bob    RM3 1956 Thru 1957 k6mit@arrl.net  
Thompson, Terry    BM2 1969 Thru 1972 terry.thompson@leggett.com  
Lloyd, Jeffery   CWO4 1987-1989 jeffl@dlloyd.com BIO
Belcher, Charles "Gary" Lcdr - Pledge CO
CAPT, USN (ret - 2005)
12/85 to 12/87 Charles.Belcher@concordia.edu  
Van Fossen, Larry    BM2 1983 - 1984 larryvanfossen@yahoo.com  
Pittenger, Dick Lcdr - Pledge CO
RADM, USN (Ret)
1967 to 1968 rpittenger@whoi.edu  
Baker, Charles W Capt - MSC, USN (Ret) 1967 to 1968 capn-c@wavecable.com BIO
Saenz, G.  EN3 decommission crew Jerryscience69@gmail.com  

These men were part of the "first" enlisted crew members assigned
to the USS Pledge after she was commission in 1956.