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USS Hamner (DD 718) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Hamner (DD 718). 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 94 crew members registered for the USS Hamner (DD 718).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – now

Cary, RobertE21968 – 1968Navy
Creason, TerrySep 28, 1968 – Apr 10, 19741STseaman to BM2
Blue, Orville R BlueDK2Nov 1968 – Apr 1972Supply3 Westpacs
Hulen, DavidSH2Dec 1968 – Sep 1972Supplywasnt much fun in westpack but we lined through it.
Ferre, PaulSTG21969 – 1971ASW
Mendoza, AndrewCS21969 – 1972SupplyI was a cook and baker on this ship, had some great times with some great freinds.
Bjornestad, JamesFN to MM2Feb 1969 – 1971EngineeringMachinest Mate - two Wet Packs cruise's
Swaffar, GarrySNMar 1969 – Oct 26, 1971Ships ServicemanPassed the E-3 test twice, but couldn't keep quiet enough long enough to sew the patch. Shazamm ! I did have a good time though. GQ station in the Fwd 5"38 when we shot the ChiCom ? Junk in the 69 Westpac.
Mumaw, RoySTG3May 1969 – Jan 14, 1970AS
Grumet, MarkSK3Sep 9, 1969 – Nov 14, 1971Supply- Ships office
Ragsdale, Steve ( Rags )CS-2Dec 1, 1969 – Mar 15, 1971SupplyCook Aboard Hamner
Benzin, JimEM2Oct 1970 – Aug 1971ElectricalCrossing the Equator was quite an experience
Adams, MichaelCS3Mar 1971 – Jun 1972SupplyAssignned to ship during refit in Long Beach. Deployed to Viet-Nam (WestPac) around the end of 1971. PO in charge of lower magazine, forward mount. Ship rescued a downed pilot in HaiPhong Harbor.Chased a Russian Trawler around the Pacific.
Crader, HomerBM 1May 15, 1971 – Jul 15, 19731stGOD Bless All the men I served with My E Mail
Pierce, DavidBT2Sep 5, 1971 – Dec 8, 1974BBeing on the Hamner was a very rewarding experience. I don't regret one thing about it
Warkentien, DavePNSN, PN3, PN2Sep 8, 1971 – May 15, 1973Admin / Ship's OfficeGreat WESTPAC deployment FEB - SEP 72. 56 straight days @ sea. Ship rescued 2 down pilots @ mouth of Haiphong Harbor and Quang Tri.
Robinson, Charles "Robby"SN1972 – 19731stWorked under POs Crader and Creason during deployment in 1972. Truly bruising deployment - aside from Subic, our only liberty port was Hong Kong - but an experience I will always treasure.
Cummins, AlvinBmsn1972 – 1973Boatson mateI was wounded when gun mount exploded.. Was involved in rescue of downed pilot. Went ashore in DaNang
Brewster, HardingE2Jan 6, 1972 – Oct 2, 19731stI was aboard during 1972 when we were in Vietnam I spent my last 8 months at Balboa Naval Hosp and did not go to reserve fleet with everybody else
Cooper, GregoryFIREMAN BOILER DIV1973 – Jul 11, 1974BOILERMAN
Bingham, LawrenceMM/31973 – 1976Aft Engine RoomBoraded at Treasure Island, onto dry dock at Goverment Island, lived in the motel spent some grazy times there, than off to Portland and left the ship in 76
Lynn, Davidyn3Mar 1973 – Mar 1975x divisionLooking for crew from 73-75 possible reunion. 586-843-8121. Would love to hear from you. I would enjoy talking to friends from way back.Looking for crew from 73-75 possible reunion. 586-843-8121.
Poland, JoelRM3Nov 1, 1973 – May 1, 19740cAfter spending 15 months in San Miguel, I was station on the Uss. Hamner. It was a reserve ship out of Treasure Island. I wanted to go back to the Pacific so after a short stay I go a swap. I remember by name RM2 Witcher
Webb, JohnLTMar 1974 – Oct 6, 1977OCCommunications Officer, Navigator, Admin Officer
Montalvo, EfrainE-1Sep 1974 – Feb 19761
Montalvo, EfrainE11975 – 1976Deck
Standridge, James W./stan Sr.QMC1975 – Sep 7, 1976OPS/N
Whiteley, ArchieMM1Feb 10, 1975 – Feb 20, 1977MSpent roughley two years on the USS Hamner DD-718 in forward engine room. Most memorable was going through ref tra and full power run. Had a great time and a great time working with our Chief Engineer, LT. CMDR. Angstead, smooth sailing.
Lathrop, SteveRM2Jun 5, 1975 – Jun 9, 1978Communications
Bender, EdSH3Jun 11, 1975 – Sep 20, 1978Boats/SupplySome of the best times of my life. I really learned about life and responsibility that has made me a much better person today. Portland Oregon was the cream of the crop for a duty station.
Edmiston, MarkHT 11976 – 1979EngineeringI also remember the storm comming back from Hawii! Getting there was just as exciting since we had managed to rupture a seam below the water line. We pulled into Pearl Harbor listing and with shoring in place.
Sauer, CliffordMM21976 – 1978M, A-Gang
Miller, JimGMG31976 –'s amazing how fast 30 yrs has gone by. Had a lot of good times on the Hamner. I especially remember the girls from the college at Swan Island dancing on the Quarter Deck in their nighties on the MidWatch.
Fowler, EdwardBT21976 – 1979BBest Command I believe I've been on. Pretty laid back. I helped decommission it.
Cotten, Victor GeorgeFTG2Jan 1, 1976 – Oct 31, 19792ndServed Hamner's final years in Portland, Oregon ... It was great time ... !!!
Kantor, DavidE-2Apr 1976 –RWas on till the last
Caporale, Patrick/capRM2Apr 1, 1976 – Mar 31, 1978CRGreat duty station. Capt. Whitely was a great CO and the crew was a blast.
Broekhuizen, GregBT21977 – 1979bforward foreroom had a great time in portland nice city,
Standridge, Charles L./stanOS11977 – 1979OIMy dad (James W. Standridge/ Stan Sr.) served as a QMC aboard Hamner and retired in Portland, OR at a ceremony held on her main deck 09/07/1976. I attended and joined her crew a little over a year later. I made the Hawaii cruise.
Magill, WayneBTFN1977 – 1979BBest command I was on, entire crew was like family
Costello, Ken (Lou)ETR21977 – 1979OPS
Husted, R. W.QM3Jun 1977 – May 1979X/NStarted as an ST and converted to QM. Had interesting times transiting the Columbia River.
Burris, RickQM2Aug 1977 – Jul 1978OPS
Braziel, RandyHT 2Aug 1977 – 1979EngineeringI remember the hurricane on the return from hawaii.I was the last sounding and security watch at decommissioning. I missed the cerimony but was the last active member to leave the ship.I have an excavation business in Corvallis Oregon.
Lucas, Laurence (Larry)QM2Nov 1, 1977 – Oct 14, 1978Operations
Kelley, JosephOSSNApr 15, 1978 – Oct 1, 1979Operations Intelligence
Bentley, RodericBm 2Jul 1978 – Oct 1979Deck Department
MacNamara, Keith (Mac)BTFNSep 30, 1978 – Oct 1979BThis was the best duty. Went on to retire as a Chief Boiler Tech.
Roberts, StephenMM3-MM2Dec 1978 – 1979MDecom crew

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