The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Gearing (DD 710). 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 29 crew members registered for the USS Gearing (DD 710).
|Baker, Elmer||COOK, BATTLE STATION FORWARD 40MM||1945 – 1946||unknown||I'm adding this for my father. He seved on the New Jersey and the Oklahoma City prior to the Gearing. He fought in several campains, including Okinowa. His last ship was the Gearing. He passed away from cancer Thanksgiving 1999.|
|Hebert, Conrad||MM2||Oct 1948 – Jun 1952||E||Best four years spent on the Gearing|
|Boehmke, Peter||1952 – 1955||E|
|Boehmke, Peter||BT||1952 – 1955||E|
|Rizzo, Sandy||GUNNER MATE||Aug 20, 1952 – Aug 18, 1955|
|Overton, Richard "Ovey"||BT-2||Jan 1953 – Nov 9, 1956||Engineering||Requested small craft to strike for engineman. Navy's idea of small craft was the destroyer Gearing. Only opening was for BT striker in #1 fireroom. Made the best of it, passed PO 1st class test. Great crews no regrets!|
|Benchoff, Donald||SO2||Dec 1, 1955 – Aug 15, 1959||Deck||I recall falling overboard in January 1958 while bring up a bathythermograph on a winch. I was in the water off of the coast of Crete for about an hour in 50 degree water before they found me and pulled me aboard again.|
|Fisher, Troy||BT2||May 1959 – Feb 9, 1963||Engineering||Great 4 years, Some hard times but many great memories.|
|Eddie, Fred (Cowboy)||TN/E3||Aug 1959 – Nov 1960||"S"||I was a member of the crew for a Med tour and visited the port of Beriut, Leabanon when the first American appeared on Lebanese TV. I also witnessed the first successful Polaris Missell from a submarine.|
|Nickerson, Randall||SN||Jan 1, 1960 – Jan 7, 1963||2nd Division||Randall Nickerson- Registering for my deceased father in law, my husbands father. My husband doesn't know much about his dad due to him dying at such a young age. Hoping that someone would have remebered working with him|
|Stokes, James||BM3||May 27, 1960 – Apr 27, 1962||1St||Does anyone remember the SOLANT AMITY cruise to Africa & South America?|
|Kenneth, Blankenship||MM2||1961 – 1962||After engineroom||GQ station: main feed pumps lower level after engineroom : Cuban blockade :very tense time|
|Dirmeir, Guy||IC3||1962 – 1963||Engineering|
|Kapeghian, John||SN / GMM3||Sep 1, 1962 – Feb 2, 1964||deck/asw||deck, kept hearing the firing alarm on asroc deck, became a striker ( for next 23 years). 6 ships, GM "C & B" school, 2 shore duties, 4 1/2 yrs. hospitalization (leg,hip, & back). looking for anyone aboard at that time frame GMTC RET.|
|Ackley, Allen||RDSA||1964 –||OI|
|Pachter, Erik||E3||Aug 28, 1964 – Sep 1, 1966||Operations|
|Cummins, Paul||LT||Jul 1965 – Oct 1966||Operations||Operations Officer, Senior Watch Officer, Sea Detail Officcer|
|Liposchak, Bob||ETR3||Jan 6, 1966 – Aug 10, 1966||Worked on DASH and radar|
|Lewis, Bob||EM STRIKER||Oct 1966 – Jun 1967||A-Gang||Came aboad just after EM-A School and awaiting Nuclear Power School. Just after I came aboard we made a Med Cruse. We were suppose to go to Red Sea but Gyro broke crossing the Atlantic and we had to stay a month in Naples. Great Memories.|
|Perry, David||IC2||1967 – 1968||E|
|Roberts, Dave (Robbie)||TM2||Jan 1967 – Oct 1967||3RD||Short stay but sweet. Came aboard in Athens as Lead TM. The Gearing kept us in Port most of the time and that was OK with me coming from DD873 who volunteered for every duty. I loved the summer of 67 at Satellite Beach.|
|O'Reilly, Ron||LTJG. SUPPLY OFFICER||Jun 1967 – Oct 1967||Supply||My time on board was a brief but interesting experience. We spent most of the time in Newport and and several weeks operating out of Port Canaveral.|
|Garceau, Raymond||QM2||1968 – 1971||Operations|
|Garceau, Raymond||QM2||Feb 1968 – Oct 1971||Operations|
|Fiorentino, Matt||EMFN||Oct 1968 – Apr 1972||N/A||I was assigned to the USS Gearing DD710 right out of boot training and served my whole time while in the Navy aboard her. I served as an Engineering Yeoman and then as an EMFN. I refused EM3 for a 4 month early out.|
|Davis, Thomas||SK3||Dec 30, 1968 – Apr 1, 1972||SUPPLY||1st TOUR OF DUTY|
|Robillard, Richard||ST1||Oct 1970 – Sep 1971||FOX||Came aboard the Gearing when she was assigned to replace the John W. Weeks(DD701) as a reserve training ship, home ported out of Groton, CT. It was odd to be on a TinCan attached to a sub base!|
|De Santo, Frank||DD710||1971 – 1973||BT Engineering Foward firehole||My first ship out of A school. was transfered when she was scrapped in 1973. Spent over 2 years on her.|
|Minor, William||EM3||1972 – 1972||E||Temporary Duty prior to Nuclear Power School.|
There are currently no planned reunions.