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USS Reid (FFG 30) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Reid (FFG 30). 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 257 crew members registered for the USS Reid (FFG 30).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1988 | 1989 – 1991 | 1992 – 1994 | 1995 – now

Coome, BarrycdrJan 1, 1966 – Jan 1, 1993xx
Woodson, GregEW-21981 – Jun 4, 1984CS-1I Think about the ship and you guys often,hopee all are alive and well. I'm a cabinet maker and home builder these days living in the St. Louis area.
James, TracyEM5Aug 1, 1981 – Feb 2, 1987ENGHey Guys I had a great time on the Ried. Now maintanance Manerger in a Power Plant in the Houston Texas are. My email add. the_bodygaurd@msn,com
Vitale, TonyGSM 2 THEN1982 – 1984EMO6 The original OIL KING40 Knots know smoke. Anyone know what happened to the Plague when she was sold off. The only FFG ever to hit that mark, the finest Frigate engineering crew ever assembled.
Carroll, Joe1982 –
Sviatko, Joe "Scooter"GSM21982 – Dec 1987E-140 knots no smoke!!!!!! I was the last PLANKOWNER to leave the ship.
Kelly, CaseyOS21982 – Jul 1986?No, I am not, nor have I ever been, incarcerated.
Smith, Steve "Smitty"ET31982 – 1984CS41st of 5 Ships, Plankowner, and still running into old shipmates. Working for the Navy again and loving it.
Spruill, RonFTM21982 – 1984FT/GMHad a ball on the Ried. Miss the gang
Davis, Lee "Leroy"GSE1982 – 1984E-1Plank owner. Still married to Sandy we have 2 boys Anthony 20 and Andy 18. Live in Ohio by Lake Erie. Have worked as an electrician since 1985. Hope to hear from some of you!
Lantrip, MarkHT31982 – 1984Snipes RuleI remember when we shaved Porche's head with my electric razor at my house in long beach housing. still married to Eileen 27 years. my son is an IS2 on the Nimitz. we have a 13 yr old daughter as well. livin in san fran.
Swallia, JohnHTC1982 – Jan 1985E-2
Roth, ClyETSN1982 – 1984CS-4SPS-49 tech, assigned as Pre-Comm crew, Served 'til just before the Reid's 1st WESTPAC, wanted to stay, but was transferred to BB-62. From the newest, to oldest. What a change! Sad 2 see her Turkish. Miss ya, shipmates!
Adrian, DickersonE51982 – 1987S-2
Hudgens, JohnQM31982 – 1986Navigation
Herring, Robertbm31982 – 1984boatsCommissioning crew rocked
Shirks, TimothySm2Jan 1, 1982 –Comm
Cole, BillyBMFeb 1982 – Feb 1983Deck (CS1)
Herring, Robert,boatsBM2Mar 2, 1982 – Mar 1, 1984deckplankowner
Cole, DarrylSK3Apr 1982 – Dec 1985Support
McCraw, ToddOS2May 1982 – Oct 1984CS-1Where are all the plank owners? Lets get em mustered up...along with the other Reid Association members. "Karp"?...isnt that a stinking, boney fish used mostly for bait?
Quezambra, TobyGM3May 8, 1982 – Feb 13, 1984Served in Long Beach then relo to San Diego. What a shame, this ship was decommissioned & sold to Turkey??
Caouette, HankET2Jun 1982 – Jan 1987OK, so I got nostalgic.
Plucknett, TerryOS2Jun 1982 – May 1985CS1Plankowner
Bush, LeoJun 30, 1982 – Jun 1988mess management specialistI cooked on board . I made the all navy bowling team 2 years In a row. If you are out there kurt bertilson, email me at I haven't seen you In awhile. '
Keller, Albert (Aj)EW1Jul 1982 – Feb 23, 1987CS1Great memories of the best years I served in the Navy! I can still clearly recall shipmates and images in my mind's eye that I will never forget. Recently retired out of the reserve as a CWO4. Living in the LA area.
McPeak, KerryET3Jul 1982 – Jan 1985CE division
Bush, LeoE-4Jul 1, 1982 – Jun 30, 1986Support/supplyHello everyone, hope all of you are doing well.
Cole, DarrylSK3Aug 8, 1982 – Dec 5, 1985S1I'm setting up a web page in honor of the USS Reid (FFG-30) Plankowners. If you have any pictures that you would like to posted, I would be glad to use them in getting this page started. Will send URL! Email to:
Kelly, CaseyOS2Aug 14, 1982 – Jul 29, 1986?No, I am not, nor have I ever been, incarcerated.
Charboneau, RoyET3Aug 22, 1982 – Aug 14, 1984CS4We had some fun during pre-commisioning and after. Maybe we should get Bertilson to plan a commisioning reunion.
Porche, AJ (Tony)EN3Sep 1982 – Sep 1985EngineeringWow! All these familiar names from so many years ago.I found some old pictures I'd share if there's any interest. I still have my PlankOwner's plank. I visited the Reid at a fleetweek about a year before her decom. She still looked Proud
Harrison, DonaldIC-2Sep 21, 1982 – Sep 30, 1984Cpmbat SystemsI was thge very first IC man. I was there from Precommisioning from Todd Shipyards. I Installed the Mini-Site Television System. I was the WSN-2 Gyro Tech, SGSI Tech. I'm looking for ETC Reinke. The IC Chief was ICC McFarland
Conger, ThomasFC1Sep 21, 1982 – Nov 11, 1986Combat SystemsPlankowner and Shellback. Conducted the 1st live warhead SM-1 missile exercise. Loved the Westpack down to Australia.
Smith, Michael (Smitty)EN3Oct 7, 1982 – Jul 7, 1985Aux EM04Wow seems like yesterday. I had a lot of great times with you guys! I now live in Wisconsin with my wife of 22 years Eva. We had 4 kids and so far 4 grandkids. I work as a factory service rep for Baldor Generators.
Harrell, WilliamEM3Oct 15, 1982 – May 9, 1986ENGPLANKOWNER. WESTPAC 85 was a blast. If any of the old crew wants to SCUBA again like the old days I live in Florida hit me up anytime.
Bertilson, KurtFFG 30Nov 1, 1982 – Nov 1, 1986Plank OwnerHey shipmates...I scanned the commissioning book that "karp" sent me and put it on my website.
Wesolowski, John (Ski)GSE1Nov 1, 1982 – Jul 17, 1987E-1Great Memories
Apling, Jamesos3Nov 10, 1982 – May 15, 1985cs-1Hey shipmates how is every body doing i think about all the good toimes we had and maybe some of the bad but hey it was fun. contact me at
Vanden Burg, Del "Curly"FTM1 (THEN) RETIRED MSGT NOWDec 1982 – Nov 1984Combat SystemsWhere's the rest of the FT/GM gang? Rick? Tom? Andy? Ron? Chief?
Carroll, JoeEMFNDec 1982 – Jun 1984E 2had a great time made a lot of friends that ill never forget i left navy in 1985 i now live in southern calif with my wife of 23 years and have my own electric contracting business
Lehmkuhler, CWO4 BrianCWO4Dec 15, 1982 – Aug 12, 1986Propulsion

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