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USS Richard B. Anderson (DD 786) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Richard B. Anderson (DD 786). 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 96 crew members registered for the USS Richard B. Anderson (DD 786).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – now

Zimmerman, Jack D.F1C1945 – 1946engineering E division
Henderson, Edward, Sr.3RD CLASS ELECTRICIANS MATE Oct 1948 – Jun 1954ESome of the best years of my life were spent on the Richard B. Anderson.
Elliott, Bill JoePETTY OFFICER 1ST CLASS1950 – 1951
Russo, John profile iconFT3Aug 1953 – Feb 1955FoxA great ship with a great bunch of guys. I'll never forget.. Served aboard many in 37 yrs. of reserve duty but the RBA was the best by far
Smith, DaleENSIGN/LTJGAug 1954 – Dec 1956GUNI had a great time when I was on this ship.
Miller, Clinton F "Tex"2ND CLASS ELECTRICIAN'S MATEJul 15, 1955 – Sep 15, 1997I was one of those salts that never got sea-sick and liked to ride the chain locker in bad weather -- wow what a ride!
Burnell, RaySn to STG21956 – 1959FoxMade thr5ee WestPac cruises. Crossed Equator and had one great time.
Coleman Jr., Georgebt31957 – 1958mgood times in the far east
Dooley, Alvin T.j. (Bill)MM11957 – Jun 1963Engine RoomGreat Ship to serve on. I had a great time, made many close friends. One of the best periods of my life.
Winters, Daniel /"Mickey"FT 2Aug 1957 – Jul 1960FOXMy 1st cruise as an FTSN, crossed Equator Feb 28,1958 enroute to Hobart, Tasmania. Departed Anderson for discharge before FRAM in Bremerton. Retired as FTCM, July 1980. Ihave many fond memories in The "Dickie B".
Urquhart, Richardseaman1958 – 1959radio
Olson, CarlRD3-21958 – Sep 1958OperationsThe cruise to Hobart and the Apple Festival & the trip up the mountain and the rollover on the Way Down. All six of us were ok, thanks to a small car and no doors opening !!!!
Urquhart, Richard profile iconSeamanJan 1958 – Dec 1959Radio OperatorEnjoyed my time in the Radio Division. DD786 was a super ship. Great sailors on board however I have forgotten the friends names. Getting old is not for sissies. LOL
Burnell, BobSTG3Sep 9, 1959 – Jul 7, 1963FOXReported onboard the Dicky B in 1959 as a undesignated Seaman. Went through Fram in Bremington and and converted to Sonar tech. Was on board for the Operation Dominic nuclear test and made the 1962-1963 Westpac cruise.
WIItanen, RichardE-3Nov 1959 – 1961Would like to hear from anyone from 1960. I went through FRAM in Bremerton, Wa. Trying to locate Heinz, body builder champion in 1957 or 1958.
Crum, WinstonBT3Jan 3, 1960 – Jul 2019After fire room
Kaale, DaveBT 2Apr 1961 – Aug 1964After Fire Room, Oil KingOf those listed so far, I remember Winston E! Fram to Japan and back.
Ehret, CharlesSM21962 – 1967operationslooking for old shipmates
Perry, RalphCS3Jun 1962 – Jul 29, 1964Supply
Roper, FredBT 3Sep 16, 1962 – Mar 20, 1964Engineering
Polk, ThomasEM21963 – May 15, 1965EngineeringNeed to fine old shipmates
Running, John (Jack)E3/ Radioman1963 – 1964Communications
Willey, JeffEM3Nov 9, 1963 – Feb 7, 1966RNow retired LAFD. Would love to hear from old Navy buds.
Warren, CarlMM31964 – 1967aft. engine room
Brezinski, Ron SkiRD31964 – 1965Operations
Baldus, Roger H.Torpedoman second classJan 1964 – Jul 1966weaponsServed on RBA 64,65,66 Joined in Aug. 1962 and attended boot camp at Great Lakes (co. 410 only all nuke co). Went to A school in Key West then boarded the USS Dixie (AD-14)963. Left Dixie for Anderson. Live in Ocala, Fla
Moore, WesETN-2Jun 1964 – Jun 1965OCCame to RBA from DIXIE. Leading ET for '64 - '65 WESTPAC & WETSU-66. Left for NESEP Prep School. Went to U of Idaho and commissioned in 1969. Served in FOX '69 - '72. Became an EDO and retired in 1987 as a CDR.
Rodriquez, Moses ( Rod )RD-3Jul 1, 1964 – Jun 1, 1966
Kalbach, DanYN3Aug 1964 – 1965Started out in first transferred to ships officeWas aboard during our 1964 Station Ship Hong Kong, and subsequent WETSU 66-day sojourn in the South China Sea. See the R. B. Anderson website, and the Tin Can Sailor website for more info.
Holter, H. JerryskAug 15, 1964 – Jun 30, 1968supplyFirst duty station, started on first division. Transfered to Supply (sk) Four tours to Viet Nam. Transfered to the Philipines in 68. Retired in 1992. SKCM (SW) H. J. Holter retired.
Furgerson, RonLT1965 – 1967OpsComm Officer and OC division officer under Captains Langille and Alberta. Best memories are of at-sea refueling and rearming with the "Masked Rider" ensign a'flyin' and the entire '66 Westpac deployment.
Mills, JerryBT3Oct 2, 1965 – Sep 19, 1969BRetired and living in Banning Ca. Went on fto spend 20 years in the navy. Retired as E7 in 1983
Winthers, Jeff profile iconBMSN/BM3Oct 30, 1965 – Aug 1966First DivCaptain Alberta, best skipper in the Navy as far as I'm concerned. Anderson was the absolute best duty station I had the honor of serving aboard; great ship, great crew. We were a family.
Owen Jr., Robert D. (Bobby)GMG3Nov 1965 – May 1966GLooking to buy cruise books 1965-1969. Mine were lost in fire.
Granata, DaleQM3Dec 1, 1965 – Nov 5, 1967OCI served under Captain E.T. Alberta, a truly outstanding commanding officer.
Walsh, JosephSM 3Dec 21, 1965 – Nov 5, 1967Communications / SignalmanIt was a great experience serving under Capt. Alberta a mustang who rose thru the ranks.
Davidson, DonBT3Feb 10, 1966 – Nov 28, 1969engineeringLove Hate saw 1/4 of the world lost of photos.Friend of Rick Schindlbeck.
Schindlbeck, RickBT-3Nov 1966 – Nov 1969Engineering BWorked in the Aft Fireroom, hot and dirty but would not trade it for anything. I am currently Vice President of the USS Richard B Anderson Association. If you served on the DickyB please contact me for information on becoming a member.
Radant, DavidGMG3Dec 27, 1966 – Jan 1969G
Custer, JoeE11968 – 1969bt
Nash, (Super Chicken) profile iconOS31968 –OI
Ragsdale, DonE-5Jun 1968 – Dec 1970
Pusateri, DanFIREMANJun 1, 1968 – Jan 1, 1970BI will never forget the men I served with. Alot of hard work but some great and memorable times. Worked in the forward fireroom.
Petersen, Thomas (Tom)FTG3Aug 1968 – Nov 1969Fox
Stevens, DocHM3Sep 12, 1968 – Jun 16, 1969Sick BayServed with HM1 Drew as Corpsman striker. Left in 69 to report to Corps School San Diego, then USNH Chelsea, MASS
Strong, JohnHt2Nov 14, 1968 – Jul 7, 1974ht2Need to find someone that can verify that I step foot on vietnam. Please contact the following e-mail address

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