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USS William R. Rush (DD 714) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS William R. Rush (DD 714). 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 42 crew members registered for the USS William R. Rush (DD 714).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1977 | – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
French, LeonCS31949 – 1952I was aboard during the ship's around the world cruise with a stop over off the coast of Korea for several months during the Korean War.
Saunders, James (Sandy)SMSep 1950 – Dec 19511stSailed round the world on this girl. Most memorable time of my life.
Williams, WalterDK3Sep 1952 – Sep 1954SUPPLYServed during the world cruise. Spent time in Korea guarding the paralel.
Denehy, JohnRD2Feb 1957 – Aug 1959OIn Sept.1958 the Rush was a press ship for the American Cup race off of Newport RI.
Lyle, Robert M.CS3Oct 1958 – Jul 1962Commissary
Wilson, SylvesterBMC (DV)(SS)(DSV)1959 – 19611st
Pennell, RaymondSM31960 – 1962
Barrett, John R.E-2Sep 12, 1960 – Jun 22, 1963Gunner MateLove your webpage
Stone, JerryMM3Feb 1962 – Jan 1964M
Walker, James A WalkerFTG1Mar 1962 – Nov 1963FoxGreat Med cruise and Cuban Crisis are the high lights of time on board.
Ghirardi, LawrenceLIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE LTJGJul 1962 – Jan 1964Fox
Davidson, TerryBT2Dec 1963 – Mar 1967B DivServed in AfterFireroom almost 3 Yrs. Last 6mos. in ForwardFireroom with BT1 Ian Sanderson. Made MidCruise and do remember the collision. Missed MidCruise in 67 by one day, Praise the Lord! 3years and 3 Mos. was enough.
Mahon, MichaelBMFeb 10, 1964 – Oct 3, 19671stAnyone have a recount of our collision as sea
Fellows, Wayne DQM3Sep 1965 – Sep 1967OC
Sanderson, IanBT1Dec 1965 – Aug 1967BSPENT THE LAST SIX MONTHS ABOARD FILLING IN FOR A BTC, I WAS SENIOR BT ABOARD. UPON RETURNING TO THE STATES I WAS DISCHARGED AND JOINED THE AUSTRALIAN NAVY. I MARRIED A US GIRL, UPON DISCARGE FROM THE R.A.N WE RETURNED TO MASSACHUSETTS.
Meeks, Andye2Jun 1, 1967 – Dec 16, 1968firstcame on board out of brig 1st div chief prick sent me mess cookin for 6 months next year deck force great deck ape steered ship in refuel etc details wild man missed movement lauderdale in navy e1 out e2 bm1 machelle sux
Porterfield, NormanBM3Oct 1967 – Oct 1970First DivisionEnjoyed my time onboard Willy R. From Octtober 1970 to May 1971 was onboard USS McCloy DE-1038
Fleurant, DavidSN1969 – May 1971OCCame on board from a year in Pensacola NCTC. First stop was 1st division. Managed to get myself into the Comm center (Radio) and stayed till early out in 71. Loved the travel.
Young, EricGMT2Aug 1969 – Mar 31, 1972A/S
Lefevre, Phil FrenchyDC31970 – 1972rfirst ship of several, much fun, i'll make a reunion one year.
Dutton, Michael RMM21970 – 1973M
Mirabello, RichEM31970 – 1972R
Kelly, JimGMG3May 17, 1970 – Mar 22, 19732nd
Norick, Randell A. NorickMR2Jan 12, 1971 – Feb 23, 1973REnjoyed my time aboard the USS William R Rush. Now retired and living in Camas, Wa
Knoerzer, DennisBM3May 1971 – Jan 19, 1973First DivisionI came to the Rush after a year at NSA/NSF Danang Vietnam. Was with the deck force while on the Rush I left the Rush on January 19, 1973. I have many life long friends from the Rush.
Prindle, DennisE-4Jul 1971 – Jan 1973R
Wilson, ThomasBT2Sep 24, 1971 – Aug 7, 1972B DivisionUSS W.R. Rush on round world tour. Left ship in Mozambique, Africa returning to Newport, R.I. for discharge. I had already seen most of the world so no need to continue. I was ask to reenlist with promotion to BT1.
Fincher Sr, JonMM 11973 –M Aft Engine RoomI served on board after returning from Viet Nam I'm not sure of the year.Was busted to MM 2 for taking a gun away from the marine on duty at the reserve center.Any body rememer that night? Let me hear from you.
Morgan, LynnBT21973 –B1976 TO SEMA IN NORFORK TO 1978 1978 ON THE JULIUS A. FURER FFG6 TO 1981 RETIRED IN MARCH 1981
Tyminski, StanleyBT 2Mar 1973 – Dec 1977Boiler techI had a great time aboard the rush and I met a lot of good acquaintances. I had a great command. " Merry Christmas to All" And God bless
Cash, MelvinQM SMOct 20, 1973 – Aug 5, 1975operations I was in the deck force for the first year and struck for QM first class Deally and QM Sutter ( westspring field mass) and QM3 Murphy were my work mates most of those years. Also BM3 Lewisky and Boysford and one called snake @bm1
Cheek, KelseyN/A1974 – 1975N/AIn search of crewmembers of Larry Zuzga who served aboard the USS William Rush 1974-1975 as a Machinist. If you knew Mr. Zuzga please contact Kelsey Cheek at 281-716-4970 or reply to this message. Thank you!
Costello, CharlesOSSN1974 – 1977OPS
Murphy, DaveQM2Sep 21, 1974 – 1978?Served on the Willy R at Ft. Schuyler - some times
Toland, BobMM3Jul 20, 1976 – Jul 15, 1978M divisionAnyone remember me? MM1 Harrison? MMFN Goss? MMFN Millagen?
Thompson, Magnus (Magnum P I)BTFN1977 – 1978EngineerI am looking for the three guys I went out for steaks with on paydays, in New York City at the steakhouse in the Bronx, 1977-1978
Churgai, BarryBTFNFeb 1977 – 1978B MY FIRST SHIP
Lemons, MichaelE2May 13, 1977 – Sep 24, 1978Boiler TechWas there on decom day
Dinnigan, Tim (Dinny)Sep 21, 1977 – Jul 1, 1978Last ship I was on! Then went into the Army? It was not like being with the Gator Navy!! I was there the day the Willy R. was turned over to the South Korean Navy,That was it with the Navy for me. retied from the Army not long ago.
McCarroll, Thomasew2Oct 1977 – Apr 28, 1978et
Beasley, Charles "Chuck"SNOct 16, 1977 – 19781st DeckI was 18 when came aboard the Willy R. Allot of good times in R.I., Bermuda, Ft Lauderdale Fla and back in NYC Ft Schuyler(da Bronx). Lots of great memories. I believe she belongs to the Koreans now as the Kang Won
Benedict, RussSKSNNov 1, 1977 – Jun 30, 1978Supply

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