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USS Higbee (DD 806) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Higbee (DD 806). 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 88 crew members registered for the USS Higbee (DD 806).

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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Livengood, CharlesS1Nov 24, 1944 – Sep 16, 1946
Tucker, Dick TuckerSN & RD 3Jan 24, 1956 – Aug 28, 1960radarwill say more later---tired of trying to figure this web site out(LOL)
Mason, JerryETN2Aug 1957 – Dec 1959O&I
Becker, FrankBMSN1959 – 1963Deck DivisionSadly, Frank passed in 2021, I'm his son. He loved his "Navy Years" & "Navy Buddies". I'd like to communicate with anyone who served with or remembers my father. My email seatsetter@yahoo.com
Ledom, LarryPN3Oct 1959 – Mar 1962Operations
Giguere, DennisMM21960 – 1963MPre-NAM We had the best crew. Still in touch today.
Foster, DuaneFTGSN/FTG1Jan 6, 1960 – Dec 10, 1964FOXMany fond memories of the old girl. Was a great learning experience.. Retired in '79as FTGC(SS) from USS Birmingham SSN 695
Lenahan, AndrewBM1Feb 12, 1961 – Apr 16, 19632nd DivisionI am his son....Andrew Lenahan. My father passed away 6/22/98 I have several photos of the cruise that I would like to post.
Burke, ThomasSNMar 1961 – Jun 1963FirstWhat a great ride, Thank you to a great crew. I heard that the ship was sunk, as a target ship. Sorry to hear that.
Blankenship, ChuckHMN 3rd1962 – 1962OCLeft WESPAC, high lined to Higbee out at sea, returned to San Francisco, Hunter's Point, CA. Enjoyed the steam whistle aboard. Great ship, discharged at Treasure Island in September 1962.
Albrecht, RichardSM3Jan 1962 – Sep 28, 1963Great ship; great food; better crew. Loved Singapore, Rangoon, Subic & Yokoska. Any body remember walking to the EM Club at Midway and buying beer then swimming in the surf?? Capt. Henley?? LCDR Taylor??
Jenkins, TimLtjgAug 13, 1962 – Jul 15, 1965Operations Officer, NavigatorCO was CDR Buck Herzog. HIGBEE was part of the Asiatic Squadron, homeported in Yokosuka for 2 years. Made shift to HYoko in July 1964, just in time for the Tonkin Gulf "incident" that started the Vietnam War.
Hall, CraigSEAMAN/SHIPS LAUNDRY1963 – Jun 1965SupplyRember going through FRAM/ Hunters Point. Captain Herzog hitting almost every pier at every port we entered. Lt Beer Supply officer, Nelson 1st class, Billy Whitcomb, and John Johnson as Laundry crew. Stan Condon and Tim Sleamon.
Kammerer, ClintonSTG3Apr 1963 – Jun 1966WA DIVISION SONARMy good friends on the ship, are after 40 plus years, still my very good friends. I talk to them often and see them as frequently as I can. ie "Rupe", "Dave", "Cliff", and recently deceased "Willy".
Wilson, David H.SM1Apr 15, 1963 – Jul 15, 1968OCWe were so young then - - what a great crew and great memories
Wilson, David H.SM1Jul 1963 – Jul 1968OperationsMet life long friends while serving on this great ship. Look forward to seeing them each year at our memorable reunions.
Rupert, Keith L. (Rupe)STG2Sep 1963 – Jul 1966A great ship and an even greater crew!!
Rodriguez, Richard profile iconRM3Sep 1963 – Jul 1965OC01Home ported Yokosuka Japan when Vietnam war started! Best and favorite ship and crew of 8 ships and 6 shore commands in my 27 years in the Navy!
Burns, LionelCS3May 10, 1964 – Dec 1, 1966
Chaney, JesseSNDec 25, 1964 – Apr 9, 1966Sick bayWhat an awesome adventure. Assisted in my first gun shot injury. Accident aboard ship in the armory.
Kapeghian, JohnGMM3 / GMM2Mar 8, 1965 – Oct 1967ASWcame aboard ducking shells from monkey mt. vc held portion in da nang. eventually relieved GMMC Brasington, real funny guy, all O's were impressed. seems he knew all admirals that came aboard by first name. good crew, alot of 5"/38 shoto
Dunham, RichardSTGSN/STG3Jul 1965 – Jun 1968WA weapons alfa
Dunham, RichardE4/STG3Aug 1965 – Jul 1968WA
Orr, SteveGMGSNAug 15, 1965 – Jul 15, 1968WA -ASROCHigbee was a great ship, and the crew were good friends.
Bouwens, TomMRFNOct 6, 1965 – Oct 1, 1967Engineering A-GANGBest time of my life. 18 and grew up fast. Too many memories to right down.. Best Damn Ship in the Navy. Anyone else from those great years.. Been to reunions and going again..
Spears, JerryYN3Nov 1965 – May 1968XOn Higbee 65-68. I underwent amphibious training before going in-country Vietnam. Sorry to hear of bombing, glad no one was kia. Loved destroyer life. Love any pics up to & including the end. I dearly loved Lena.
Thiel, LarryBM31966 – 1971Deck DivisionLooking for Crew mates to take a blast into the past.
Michaud, ButchSNJan 1966 – Oct 1970GMGGreatest Ship in the Navy with the Greatest Crew
Hutson Sr, MikeEM21966Mar 30, 1966 – Jul 15, 1968R Division- Electrical GangGreat memories of a great ship.
Hass, James3rd Class Petty OficerJul 22, 1966 – Jul 19, 1968SNMy time aboard the Higbee gave me the opportunity to serve my country which made me feel good about my tour of duty aboard ship. The opportunity to serve was my goal all through high school.
Poole, RichardFTG 2Aug 1966 – 1970GM
Aarness, RogerBT 1Jun 1967 – Apr 1968B Division
Rankin, Michael profile iconSTG 2Jul 5, 1967 – Sep 30, 1970WeaponsSemi Retired Building Contractor living in the San Diego area
Harris II, CharlesFN/BT3Aug 1967 – Feb 1968EngineeringAssigned to Forward Fireroom, home ported Saseboe,Japan earned: Vietnamese Combat Medal, Vietnamese Campaign service :third phase 1967-1968 Pueblo incident: resuce operation 1967
Roberts, DennisFTG 11968 – 1972WGLooking for old friends
Gilman, CarlBT3Mar 10, 1968 – Aug 19, 1971B
Keckler, GregDC2May 1968 – Jun 1971R
Snyder III, Robert H.BT3May 1968 – 1969'B' Division
Benavides, (Benny)RichardE4May 18, 1968 – Oct 31, 1970RIT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES AND THE GREAT OF ALL TIMES. BEST CREW I EVER SERVED WITH. DOES ANYONE KNOW A CREW MEMBER NAMED MARK SMITH,THAT WAS ON THE HIGBEE FROM1970-1974
Janssen, Dennis (Jack)MM2 E-5Sep 3, 1968 – Sep 1, 1972M DIVISIONASSIGNED FORWARD ENGINE ROOM FOR FOUR (4) YEARS, MAKING RANK FROM E-3 TO E-5. 5 YEARS SERVICE TOTAL. WENT ON TO WORK FOR WISCONSIN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY FOR 35 YEARS AS AN OPERATING ENGINEER. AM PRESENTLY RETIRED.
Packwood, WaltRD1Dec 20, 1968 – Sep 5, 1969
Boysen, Robert/robSN 3Dec 25, 1968 – Sep 9, 1970OPS

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