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USS Henderson (DD 785) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Henderson (DD 785). 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 106 crew members registered for the USS Henderson (DD 785).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1975 | 1976 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Courtney, LeeFTG 31968 – May 15, 1970WGGood crew, great division chief, best of Captains
Holmes, BradBT3Feb 1968 – Jan 1969BOne WESTPAC tour. Spent most of the time on the gun line. Went to North Korea in support of the USS pueblo.
Schnichels, PaulSeaman1969 –WDHello everyone from Seaman Paul Schnichels
Sagon, William profile iconEM 2Feb 1969 – Feb 1972R Division
Irwin, JohnSF3Mar 10, 1969 – Dec 18, 1972R
Sullivan, Dennis/sullyE5/TORPEDOMANApr 1969 – Oct 6, 1969Weapons
Hubbard, BillE-3Apr 1969 – Oct 1970RWestpac Cruise from 11/18/69 to 5/8/1970 a time I will never forget. Hawaii,Yokosuka,Sea of Japan, Viet Nam,Gulf of Tonkin,Sasebo,Kaohsiung,Subic Bay and then back to Long Beach,Calif. Many memories and good men.
Bonvillion, RobertSH3Apr 20, 1969 – Dec 5, 1969
Allen, BillLtjgJun 2, 1969 – Jun 1, 1971supply
Sagon, BillEM2Oct 1969 – Nov 1972R
Noland, LynnLTJGOct 9, 1969 – Jan 25, 1971"B" and 1st DivisionGreat experience aboard Hendy Maru. Here is where growing up began. Would enjoy hearing from old shipmates from this era. Spent 27 years active and reserve. Retired as a Captain in July 1996-almost 20 years ago !
Stich, MartinRM21970 – 1971Crossed the equator 4 Jul 71... Had a ball becoming a shellback!!!
Broussard, Norman (Buzzard)BT3Jan 4, 1970 – May 8, 1970BLived in Calif till Jan 5 2005 retired fro Boeing 33yrs moved to Tellico Plains ,TN current location
Smalygo, JerryHM3May 10, 1970 – Jun 1972S DivWas one of 2 corpsman upon arrival was with HM1 W E west then HMC Gordon my nick name was little Doc
Costanzo, StephenMidshipman 1st ClassJun 1970 – Aug 1970OperationsWe made a run from Long Beach to Seattle for Seafair in July 1970. We were in heavy seas, taking green water back to the second 5" gun mount. I had to stand on the flying bridge in the wind and spray to keep from tossing
Atteberry, JimTM21971 – 1975Weapons
Regimbal, Brian (Reggie)RM3Mar 1971 – Apr 1972OPS Excellent experience on Westpac Tour, with some great shipmates...Awesome experience crossing the equator
Brown, BobQM2Aug 8, 1971 – Jul 8, 1975OPS
McGirk, John (J.w.)YN1Nov 1, 1971 – Apr 10, 1974XI served during HENERSON'S last deployment (Viet Nam) and subsequent entry in the Naval Reserve Force. I was the Ship's Secretary.
Lermo, RonMR31972 – 1973RServed in A-Gang during the 72-73 WESTPAC to Vietnam. Survived the transition from polywog to shellback. I really enjoyed the people I worked with and welcome any contacts.
Munsey, JamesTM3May 15, 1972 – Feb 24, 1974WeaponsStill in contact with: Chief Cottingham, Mike Mermer and Dean Potts.
Wayne, FredCS-3May 16, 1972 – Jun 16, 1974
Ramsay, JohnSonar TechJul 1, 1972 – Jun 1, 1973Weapons
Gilbert, JamesENSIGNJul 8, 1972 – Dec 13, 1973Fire ControlServed during Henderson's final Vietnam cruise Nov 72 thru May 73
Smith, JohnE-2Aug 1972 – May 1973Deck DivisionI enjoyed the travel around the western half of the world. I am now a degreed Network Analyst with Windstream Communications in Greenville, SC, and reside in Moore, SC.
Gilbert, Jr, James (Gilly)EnsignSep 1972 – May 1973Fire Control Division Officer for WESTPAC cruise, then Boiler Division Officer
Stacharczyk, William (Stick)GMTNov 1972 – Jun 1973Weapons
Mermer, MichaelSTG-2Nov 15, 1972 – Feb 4, 1977Weapons
Snyder, BillE-51973 – 1974QuartermasterI flew overseas after Quartermaster school and was lowered by helo to the Henderson. First liberty port was Hong Kong. After going back to Long Beach, CA, the ship went reserve and most of us were transferred to CV63
Allison, CarlET1Jan 4, 1973 – Nov 19, 1973OEBest crew I ever served with on the rustiest, fastest tin can I ever sailed on. I was a boot ETN3 at the time.
Davenport, DavidSTG3Mar 29, 1973 – Dec 9, 1973Weapons
McMichael, James (Jim)EM2Apr 6, 1973 – Aug 1973EngineringIt was a very short time aboard the Henderson,but it was the best time that I can recall.The guys were the best you could ever imagine,and it being it's last overseas tour made it sad somewhat.The full power run AWESOME!
Lang, DennisBT 3May 17, 1973 – 1976Aft fire holeStationed on the Henderson when it came back from it's last west pac. Then to dry dock. looking for the crew. Ken Lubber Maryland, Lash Watson Texas. Stue Poff Minnesota. Randy Carr Mich. Dan Daily Wesconsin
Petty, RandolphLTJGDec 1973 – Feb 1976OperationsLooking for "old" shipmates, especially Robert "Hoppy" Hopkins.
Hendryx, Ray (Buck)  NEWRM3/2Apr 1974 – Dec 1975Communications
Miller, JohnenginmanApr 22, 1974 – Aug 6, 1976engineeringthe Henderson was great duty and got to meet a lot of good people, the ride was a little rough but the ship always got us there. loved everywhere we went. loved Portland.
Marlow, MichaelETR2Jul 1, 1974 – Aug 31, 1975OE
Daddario, RobinE-2Aug 14, 1974 – Sep 1977DeckMet a lot of good people during my time on board the Hendi-Maru. From getting hit by a torpedo to traveling to Hawaii,the ship couldn,t have had a finer crew.
Fabian, ShawnBM21975 – 1978DeckGood times with great crew on Hendy Maru. I was aft gun Mt Capt, in charge of motor whale boat, ship swimmer. I'll never forget a steering contest with Comm Shrader while refueling in rough seas - close battle, he won.
Rose, Ron profile iconE5 HT2Jun 1975 – 1979RHull Maintenance Technician - General Maintenance Welder, Shipfitter, Plumbing, Damage Controlman. - Long Beach, California Retired DOJ FBOP Senior Officer Specialist 2010.
Brown, MichaelGMT2Sep 1, 1975 – Sep 15, 1979Weapons - WAHendy Maru Getting ready to retire with 40 years of federal service.

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