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USS Henry W. Tucker (DD 875) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Henry W. Tucker (DD 875). 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 32 crew members registered for the USS Henry W. Tucker (DD 875).

Headrick, JamesRM31947 – 1949Comm (radio)I served on the Tucker from 1947 as a S2c, S1c and RM3. I was onboard for the atom bomb test at Eniwetok in 1948.
Rivera, FelixSN1948 – 1949Des 52
Fisher, G DonaldENS/LTJGApr 27, 1950 – Dec 5, 1951SupplyI was the Supply Officer on this ship. Duties- paymaster, commissary officer, stores officer, sales officer. The ship spent 9 months in Korea, Japan, China Sea, Formosa Strait areas from Nov. 1950- Aug. 1951.Many duties.
Campbell, RonaldETN2Jun 10, 1956 – Jun 20, 1958OperationsAlthough it was over 50 years ago that I served aboard the "Tucker" she brings back very fond memories and my life within the Navy. I would like to find the whereabouts of Rory G. McGuigan, Rd3 at the time.
Zimmerman, HaroldRD3Feb 1957 – Jan 1959OI
Polacca, Lloyd FRD2Jan 1, 1958 – May 1, 1961OI
Faulkner ,, Robert (Bob)RM21959 – 1960OCEnjoyed the Radio Gang-Best Tin-Can in Navy.Sent to Kyes as Chief Radioman.Got out in 62. Into US Special Forces (Green-Berets) as Commo-Sgt on A-Team w. 2 tours in VN. Career as CHP (Co-Pilot CHP Helicopter in SF Bay Area) Retired to Las Vegas & AZ.
Baker, RichardFT2 & FT1Aug 1959 – Sep 1961FOXCame over from USS Helena when I made FT2 and went to St Paul to relieve one of my buddies from the Helena when I made FT1. High lined to Coral sea to get appendix removed. Had more than enough Formosa Straits patrols!
Williams, RaySOGSNNov 11, 1960 – Nov 21, 1962Fox
Williams, Charles K (Willie)IC3Sep 1961 – Aug 1962R Div - IC GangMaintained Sound Power Phones
Johnson, Bill/streachBM2Sep 1961 – Aug 19662ndI served for 30 years. My time on the Happy Hank was the best of the 12 ships I served on. She was my first ship DDR/DD. my Navy carrier ended on 1 October 1990 as CWO4 BOSN.
Derryberry, JerryMMFN1962 – 1963M DivisionMiller
Miller, Robert J.MM3Jan 1962 – Aug 1965"M"Served with my brother William "Slick" Miller MM3 Jan. 1962 - Aug. 1965
Roller, RichardMMFNJan 1, 1963 – Jun 1, 1964M DivisonI was a Evaporterman in the forward engin room.Is there any shipmates stil living that knew Me.Firstclass Davis.Served with me. There was a Black man who was a Hero in World War 2 . He was my Friend.Richard Roller
Varner, John VarnerLTOct 1, 1963 – Feb 1, 1966EngineeringTerrific Engineering Dept. I believe we were the first to fire naval gunfire support in the VietNam War...March, 1965, leaving Vung Tau. 2000hours or thereabouts. This was before the regular NGFS missions began. Best wishes to all.
Hendersson, Ronald (Heavy)BM_21965 –WDI ws a deckape worked for BM-1 Baily Streach BM-2 was boson mate .
Thistlethwaite, GaryRD31965 –7th fleetGreat ship and crew
Sagristano, Michaelem2May 10, 1965 – May 9, 1968rI am proud to have served on such a fine ship and crew
Williams, BenjaminSNSep 15, 1965 – Oct 10, 1966WDI reported aboard during R&R stop in Hong Kong. This was my first command. Good ship and crew. She was homeported in Yokosuka, Japan and had ten months left on a two year deployment. BM1 Bailey was LPO . BM2 " strech" Johnson and BM2 Mays I
Muenzberg, W Randall (Muenz)ST1Apr 1966 – May 1970WAThe Tucker was assigned to DESDIV 32 of DESRON 3. The Squadron was the last of the Asiatic Squadrons and the best in the Pacific Fleet with the Tucker being the best ship with the best crew - HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL
Emerson, DavidLT1967 – 1968Operations
Leon, PeterLtjgOct 1, 1967 – Jun 1, 1969Navigation & CICDates are about
Fortune, GaryCS-3Dec 23, 1967 – Oct 19, 1969Supply
Harrington, David (Feets)ETR-2Mar 1968 – Sep 1972WV (DASH) and OEGreat ship! I really liked the fact that I was a "twidget" in the weapons division working on the DASH system I spent a lot of time in mount 52 on the gun line
Green, John profile iconMM3Apr 21, 1968 – Dec 20, 1969Engineering machinist mateI loved r and r Hong Kong and Singapore and places like that took the edge off after 30 day on the gun line.
Hargrove, WilliamCS3Mar 8, 1970 – Mar 3, 1973supply
Krueger, William (Bill) profile iconSM2Nov 1970 – Mar 1971OPERATIONSDischarged in San Diego, California 1971
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Taconi, Charles profile iconSTGSNFeb 12, 1971 – Aug 27, 1972weaponsDoes anyone know when the Henry W Tucker was attacked by Pakistani torpedo boats in 1971 while on route to India?
Kendall, Dave profile iconFRApr 1971 – Apr 1971below decksShort reserve cruise. Did firesides when we returned to port. Got to know Blake as a good friend.
Terry, DillonPN3Nov 1971 – Mar 1973X DivNow this was a real Navy SHIP. Good times. My son Heath was born while I was assigned to the TUCKER.
Mockapetris, PeterBT3Jan 3, 1972 – Dec 3, 1973BThe adventure begins.

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