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USS Herbert J. Thomas (DD 833) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Herbert J. Thomas (DD 833). 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 98 crew members registered for the USS Herbert J. Thomas (DD 833).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1965 | 1966 – now

Rudisill, Charles1945 – 1946
Ramsey, EverettFIREMAN 1ST CLASSMay 29, 1945 – 1946Fire Room
Duncan, DonaldEnsignSep 1946 – Jun 1947C
Whitley, EdwardMM-3RD CLASS1947 – 1948engeneering
Dimaggio, Richard1950 – 1954In memory of my dad, Richard DiMaggio, who passed away in 1995. You often spoke fondly of your days serving America during Korea, and how you loved your ship and fellow sailors. I miss you, dad. I know you're still here with us.
Wilbur, GeneSEAMANJun 1950 – Feb 1951
Kilgore, HarrySRAug 1, 1950 – Jun 2, 1954GM 0809-25In Memory of my dad, Harry R. Kilgore, who served on the USS H.J. Thomas during the Korean War. Thanks to his best freinds Larry and Jackson. 12 SEP 30 - 21 AUG 06, He was 75, Thanks, we Love You dad, 1SG Paul J. Kilgore, US Army, RLTW
Cross, JackSEAMAN1951 –IstWent aboard just after the Thomas returned from duty in the korean war
Rex, KennethFNSep 1951 – Jun 1952EngineeringCame aboard in dry dock Long Beach, Sept 1951. Stood cold iron watch in engine room for my 19th BD. After shakedown we left for Hawaii, then to Yokosuka then task force 77. Love to hear from old mates. Thanks.
Schran, JimRD3May 1952 – Aug 1955O DivDuring this period (Koren), CIC operated at it's peak. Hats off to all the RDs.
Villariza, RichardMM 2ND CLASS1954 – 1958Beaver squad - engine room
Stinson, William2nd Class Petty OfficeMar 1, 1954 – May 1, 1956Engineering
Dorencz, ThomasMM 3RD CLASSDec 7, 1955 – Sep 7, 1957My father is interested in hearing from crew mates. Already has been in contact with "Squeaky". Please e-mail his son and information will be forwarded. God Bless You and America!
Kontra, MichaelRD31956 – 1959RadarGreat memories.
Patrizio, Santolofn btJan 1, 1956 – Oct 1956bI enjoyed my time on board of the H .J .Thomas. I was transferred to the U.S.S. Rochester in October because my discharge in January. I now wish that I had extended aboard the Thomas. We had a great captain.
Watson, EarlBT3 (Snipe)Mar 15, 1957 – Oct 3, 19592002 West Pac Cruises, Crossed the Equator 1959, Official Flag Raising at Sitka, Alaska 1959 - Looking for other shipmates that served during that time frame.
Wilson, JackE5Jun 17, 1957 – Jul 20, 1959FOX
White, RonaldRD31958 – Dec 1960Operations
Windel, Harrisbm3Jan 1, 1960 – Jan 1, 19631st
Watson, JimSO2Apr 1960 – Dec 1962CAWestPac cruise 1961 Was off the coast of Vietnam at night when fire control radar was trained on us so we steamed away Sailed up the river to Portland Oregon for the Rose Festival
Miller, IrvingEM2Aug 4, 1960 – Jan 28, 1961EEnjoyed the DD833. spent Monday through Friday crusing up and down the wwest Coast
Reeves, Jimmm1/cSep 12, 1960 – Aug 24, 1962engineeringmade west-pac cruise in 1961
Hollingshead, JamesRD2Mar 10, 1961 – Feb 28, 1964OI
Payne, DarrellGM11962 – 19632nd
Abbott, JohnRD3Jan 1, 1962 – Jul 15, 1964OperationsRadarman 3rd class
Johnson, WilliamSNE3May 11, 1962 – Sep 22, 1964CommunicationsGreat crew! Feel free to contact if you remember me.
Herman, RobertCORPSMAN STRICKERJun 1962 – Mar 1965
Bishop, JohnFTG3Oct 1962 – May 1964WeaponsLot's of good memories of the "Herbie J."
Dolan, Mike/dooleyBT2Mar 1963 – Apr 15, 1967BDid the Westpac cruise in 63 went through the Fram/Stops conversion at Mare Island and then the Westpac cruise in 66. Served in both firerooms and ended up the oil king for the last cruise.
Edenfield, WiltonGMG2Jan 26, 1964 – Jan 1, 1967weapons
Reed, AlferdE 4 MMJun 22, 1964 – Sep 3, 1967Engineering
Dornsife, Charles profile icone3Oct 1964 – May 1967Electrician
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Holman, DavidRM3Nov 1, 1964 – Aug 1, 1966OPERATIONS
Kuykendall, StevenEN21965 – 1967RI'm still here?
George, Donald (Duck)GMSN1965 – 1966GunneryI remember the days aboard the Herbert J. Thomas, good times.
Attaway, Stevensm31965 – 1967crenjoyed my time on ship done i tour to vietnam
Hamblin, JamesEM21965 – Mar 1967RDoes anyone have the 66 Cruise book? i need the R Div. section scanned for me! I have lost my book so I need help. Thanks
Michael Eckert, MikeRD-3Jan 1965 – Nov 3, 1967OI - RadarMiss my friends, understand the Thomas is now a reef, would love to dive on her sometime. My worst memory was the typhoon we were in crossing from the Philippines to Hong Kong, never thought we were going to get out it.
Holstad, GaryEM3Jan 1965 – Sep 1966RWould like to hear from my fellow shipmates. Anyone know the where abouts of Ron Jones EM2 or Carlton Shipman EM3?
Ellis, CarlFTG3Feb 1965 – Sep 1967Gunnery
Killingsworth, RogerDD833May 1965 – Dec 1966
Smith, I.c. profile iconFTG 3May 22, 1965 – Jun 6, 1966Gunnery DivisionI left the Navy, but the Navy didn't leave me!
Eades, RoyRM 2Jun 1965 – Aug 1966OCMany memories
Eckert, Michaele-4Jun 9, 1965 – Nov 14, 1967oiRD-3, Deployed to WestPac, Vietnam for Fire Support and Carrier Task Force Group, ports of call, Yokuska, Hong Kong, Acapulco, Portland, Taiwan, Philippines, Hawaii, San Diego, San Franciso, San Diego, Guam. 1965-67
Rosso, JosephRD2Jun 16, 1965 – Aug 31, 1967great ship and crew! I have asbestosis from cleaning out old asbestos under decks. Also diabetic from perhaps agent orange? I have deck logs from all combat dates 66-67. E-mail:
Gears, CharlesFTG2Jul 1965 – 1966Weapons
Shurtz, RobertEM3Aug 1965 – Jan 1969What were those chemicals they sprayed on us during the Accappco Heat Trials?
Renshaw, TerryETR3Sep 5, 1965 – Sep 15, 1967OpsGreat ship! Great crew! Many great memories. Would not have missed the experience for the world.
Mudgett, Dennisbt2Nov 1965 –b divisioni spent my entire 4 years on the herbie j. loved them and hated them. i wished now I had stayed in the navy. i know I would have retired a master chief. i made bt2 on getting out

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