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USS Meredith (DD 890) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Meredith (DD 890). 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 130 crew members registered for the USS Meredith (DD 890).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1964 | 1965 – 1971 | 1972 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Foster, WilliamIII1965 – 1966supplyAfter Eric Dodson taught me to cut hair, and I took over his barbershop, life was sweet for my remaining time on active duty.
Staib, EdST-2/ST-11965 – 1966A/SLooking for ST-1 Jim Early. Served together then both transfered to FSS, Key West for instructor duty.
Laakso, DonaldBT3Mar 10, 1965 – Aug 25, 1966EngineeringServed in Forward Fireroom. Homeported in Mayport, Florida
Bradshaw, William Shortybt3Apr 1965 – Mar 1968B divisionserved in the aft fireroom, spent time in the charleston ship yards and did a med cruise, had a lot of great times. Ships cooks called me peewee and fellow snipes called me shorty.
Brown, HalRD 3Jun 1966 – Oct 5, 1969ECM operator and Elint
MacIsaac, JohnCYN3Jun 1966 – Jan 1968OperationsLife aboard the Meredith taught me so much about responsibly and respect, not that I didn't try to fight it.
Brown, HalRD3Jun 7, 1966 – Oct 3, 1969OperationsEnjoyed the two Med cruises and all the Carribian cruises. Ship transfered to WestPac for a tour in Viet Nam in 1969. I received 7th Fleet citation for operations in the North China Sea and Yellow Sea nrth of 38th Par.
Tierney, FrankETR3Dec 1966 – May 1968OEFirst ship. Have many great memories.
McFarlane, AlQM31967 – Aug 28, 1968dont know
Tesch, FredRM31967 – 1968OperationsThe Meredith provided some great memories and friends.
Clark, Curtis (Cj)GMG2Jan 10, 1967 – Mar 3, 1970Weapons (2nd Division)I am currently retired living in Indianapolis, IN
Pautsch, JamesRD2Feb 1967 – Feb 1968RadarRetired
Heil, BobFTG21968 –Weapons
Yocum, PhilEN 31968 – 1970A Gang
Goetzinger, JohnPN2Jun 1968 – Feb 1970Ships OfficeOn board during the Western Pacific Tour of Duty. Balboa, Hawaii, Guan, Phillipines, Japan, Hong Kong Difficult time, but great memories
Pittman, JosephCS3Jun 1968 – Apr 1972SupplyShip Baker and Jack of the Dust
Riso, FrankGMG2Jun 1968 – Jun 1971A/SThe best times with A/S division and all the guys in Weapons...did GIMTO, Vietnam, and the Med...only remember the good times
Pittman, JosephCS3Aug 1968 – Apr 1971Supply
Pittman, JosephCS3Aug 1, 1968 – Apr 1, 1971SupplyBaker and Jack of the Dust
Evinrude, Mark E.PO3Oct 1968 – Feb 1970ERCan't razor blades be recycled back into naval destroyers? Why no mention on DD890's 1969 deployment to Vietnam and West Pac cruise?
O'Brien, Daniel (Obee)E5 - FTG2Oct 1968 – Aug 1973WeaponsWest-Pac, Med cruises X ??, GITMO; proud to have served my country in the US Navy. I was "Salty Dog" when I left Meredith, having served aboard longer than any officers or crew on discharge.
Filz, JohnBT@Oct 31, 1968 – Jun 1970B
Corbin, MikeSN1969 – 19731st
Grant, Bernie profile iconFTG3Jan 1, 1969 – Jul 1, 1970WeaponsCurrently living in Wichita, Ks. Looking to make contact with shipmates from the class of '69, Wespac cruise and GITMO cruise. Only remember the good times on the Merry D, and maybe some of the tough times too.
Grobusky, FrankYN3Jun 20, 1969 – Aug 21, 1970Ship's OfficeArrived at tail end of West Pac Cruise/Vietnam. Home port in Mayport, FLA. Later, made GITMO and East Coast runs.
Fink, RonBM2Sep 1969 – 19731ST
Wright, BobRD2Sep 1969 – Nov 7, 1971OperationsEnjoyed the Med cruise on 70-71. Was on SOAP team at Charleston during overhaul in 1971. Placed on Operational Hold in September 71 so I could go to Gitmo again for refresher training as leading PO for the Radarmen.
Perry, Larry E.YN3Nov 1969 – Aug 22, 19711stI served as the WEPS DEP YN and as the ship's Legal YN. Worked directly for LT Tony Gaudiano. GQ station was on the bridge on the contact board. Also worked with YN3 Paul Hintz.
Jensen, Rogerstg21970 – 1973sonar
Nondahl, PeterBT3Jan 1970 – Jan 1972BWorked in after fireroom. Med cruise and twice to gitmo.
Gonzales, Robert (Speedy)seaman apprenticeFeb 4, 1970 – Nov 14, 1972BMT DivisionI was released 3 month cut due to reduction of force. Chief Jordan told me about the release prior to the Honorable discharge.
Cyphers, Cybo (Paul Douglas) DougSTG 2May 1970 – Dec 1973Weapons
Brown, GaryMM3May 26, 1970 – Oct 23, 1973MBRAVO 4 AFT ENGINE ROOM TWO MED TRIPS MANY GITMO HELL TOURS AND CALEBRA SHELLINGS
Sams, C. T.BT3Jul 1970 – Sep 1973B Fire RoomTwo Med cruises, two Gtmo cruises. Charleston, SC re-fitting. Seeing your names brought back some good memories!
Banks, WilliamMM2Aug 15, 1970 – Mar 10, 1971M DivisionBravo 2 and 4
Diekmann, MikeMMFN1971 – 1972M
Diekmann, MikeMMFNFeb 1971 – Sep 1972MI came aboard right before the refit in Charleston and made a Med cruise. Looking for guys from the forward and after engine rooms. Some names: MM1 Carlson, MMFN Ayler, MM3 Trombley, MM3 Brown, MMFN Ingledue
Tribelhorn, RonaldLT(JG)Jun 1971 – Jun 1973MPA, Navigator, Wepons - Med cruise 1972, took her from active to reserve status
Geiger, BillSTG2Aug 15, 1971 – Aug 15, 1973A/SLooking for all friends 71 GITMO, 72 Med Cruise. Walberg, Swine, Garrison, Edwards, Hot Dog, and others...
Player, R LMMCS THE SEAAug 20, 1971 – Nov 15, 1972MI was the (SEA) senior enlisted adviser during the yard overhaul in Charleston and for awhile after that.Would like to talk to some old ship mates.
Haynes, GaryPN2Sep 15, 1971 – Sep 15, 1973AdminMed 1972
Cummings, William (Bim)BT 3Dec 17, 1971 – Mar 10, 1974B DIVISIONWORKED IN AFT FIREROOM AND OIL KING. RETIRED CWO IN 94. CURRENTLY WORK FOR THE VA IN ORLANDO IN THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT.
Cummings, William (Bim)BT3Dec 21, 1971 – Apr 22, 1974B

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