Dear Mr. Denis,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
Navy personnel diaries (also known as muster rolls) after 1976 are in the custody of the Navy Personnel Command (PERS-00J6), 5720 Integrity Drive, Millington, TN 38055. These provide a listing of anyone who reported on-board each day, anyone who left, anyone who did not report, and anyone who reenlisted. They also include copies of the Officer Distribution Control Report (ODCR) and the Enlisted Distribution Verification Report (EDVR). Individuals are listed by name, rank/rate and social security number.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) does not provide services to locate living individuals. The records in the custody of NARA were typically transferred from other Federal agencies at least 20-30 years after they were created and used. Therefore, NARA records are not usually helpful in providing current information about individuals. Please review NARA’s Locating Veterans and Service Members web pages for some ideas.
In addition to the suggestions on the linked page, you may wish to contact the USS Wasp Association, which accepts as members former crew of both the USS Wasp (CV-18) and the USS Wasp (LHD-1). We also located the Facebook groups USS WASP (LHD-1), USS Wasp Association, and 2021 WASP REUNION.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!