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USS Stark (FFG 31) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Stark (FFG 31). 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 296 crew members registered for the USS Stark (FFG 31).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1990 | 1991 – 1994 | 1995 – now

Beeler, CraigEN3Jan 21, 1983 – Jul 15, 1985engProudly served aboard the Stark and GODBLESS MY FALLEN SHIPMATES
Melvin, JdSTG1Mar 1, 1983 – May 20, 1987sonar techsonar tech welfare and rec helmsman
Selk, MarkENFNApr 3, 1983 – Oct 10, 1988EM02I was only 18 when I got on Board in UAE. and when I met with Capt. Brendal for the first time, I still remember his words "you may leave the navy after your time but the things I will teach you, you will carry with you for a Lifetime". I knew
Selk, MarkENFNApr 4, 1983 – Jun 5, 1988EMO2 / A- GangI will always remember the Stark and all of it's crew. It was my first ship and most memorable. I knew we were bound to make history just not in that fashion. I have served aboard many other ships, but none that will have a lasting impact on me.
Smith, Paul "Paulie"HT 2May 1983 – Feb 1987SC / ENG Hazegrey and Underway! I am proud to have sailed with the finest men. It is a honor to be a member of her crew. I miss my friends.
Henderson (Hollywood), MartyAW2May 1983 – Dec 1983First H-2 Helo CrewSo Many Memories anyone remember the Pacific Protector and our rescue of the crew!! I remember a few of those lost God Bless them all!
Jd Melvin, JdSTGMay 13, 1983 – Apr 13, 1987SonarGod Bless all that walked onboard. This is why our country still lives today
Bindschatel, GeorgeIC2Jul 1, 1983 – Nov 21, 1986CS3Came aboard the Stark when it was in dry-dock up in Bath Maine, summer of 83.
Park, BillET2Jul 25, 1983 – May 12, 1986CS4I want to say hello to all of my past Stark shipmates. I also want to send my humble condolences to those families who lost a loved one in the tragic incident.
Burdin, DaleGSE-2Sep 1983 – Oct 26, 1986EngineeringMy only ship. I didn't realize it at the time but it taught me a lot about myself and depending on others. A true testament to the crew, ready to get underway at a moments notice to do what needed to be done. Fun times.
Pair, James (Jim)stgOct 1983 – Aug 1987csHaze grey and underway. Reftras, Persian gulf '83 and'87, central america, great lakes, and more. Go to: song for uss stark ffg31 sailors 37 gone on youtube. Fair winds and following seas. I miss you all
Swiger, AlanBM 2Oct 30, 1983 – Jul 29, 1988SC-3I spent over 4 years of my life on that Ship, some good times and some bad. I have been out of the Navy for almost 20 years and I still think of some of the friends I made while I was onboard. I should have done more to keep in touch.
Swiger, AlanBM2Oct 31, 1983 – Jul 29, 1988SC-3I was in Deck division,went from E-1 to E-5 onboard the Stark
Fendl, JohnQM2Dec 1983 – Aug 1986SC-1Served just before the Gulf incident. I will miss my fallen shipmates.
Vaughan, RobertE5Dec 1983 – Dec 1989CS
Peter, AlognaFIREFIGHTERDec 19, 1983 – Mar 29, 1987ENGServed with USS STARK FFG-31, miss the U.S. NAVY, origionally went to GM Missile Technician School at Great Lakes I'LL, contracted Pneumonia, dropped from school , sent to the USS STARK - Boy, what a ride that was.
McLendon, Robert Garrett (Gary)E11984 – 1986Boatswain
Straw, LukeEN-21984 – 1985E2
Bavaro, JoeEM3Jan 4, 1984 – Jun 30, 1987engineeringit was great to have served onboard,lots of fun&laughs,what a great all my shipmates " turn to " always on my mind that fateful night fallen but not forgotten
Thomas, Randy/boats profile iconBm2Jan 22, 1984 – May 10, 1987SC-1 FirstBest ship crew / ever...!!!
Doty, RandySKC(SW)Feb 1984 – Mar 1987Supply Dept LCPO & S1 DIVOI left the ship 8 weeks (in the Gulf) before she got hit. I was deeply sadden by the news of what had happen. I will never forget my shipments who died that day. The best Ship and crew I ever had in my career.
Fifield, CharlesEN2Feb 5, 1984 – Aug 21, 1987engineeringHad some great times aboard the Stark. Also had some bad times, never forget May 17th 1987.
Martin, BernardGMM3Feb 20, 1984 – May 17, 1987Combat systemsHello all I hope all is wellI started as a deck seaman and striker and left a Gmm3 to the greatyest crew i ever served with,Past and present just returned from operation enduring Freedom ,I am a corporal with the Army guard of Ga, was with the 101st
Bradley, DavidSM/2Feb 20, 1984 – Sep 27, 1987SC/1
Johnson, DeweyICFNMar 1984 – Feb 1986CS2Enjoyed my stay aboard a proud vessel. Havn't had contact with any of you since 1988. not enough space to relive some of the good times. Drop me a line. Dew.
Cribb, LawrenceEM3Mar 1, 1984 –Engineering
Goodale, Double-gGSE2Apr 17, 1984 – Oct 21, 1987EMO1I would like to contact anyone who was onboard or prior to the "incident" in 1987.
Davis, DanQM3Jun 1, 1984 – Jun 1, 1987SC3
Cerimeli, RayGSE1Jun 11, 1984 – Jan 7, 1988E
Rivers, MichaelYN1Aug 1, 1984 – Oct 25, 1986Admin
Engram, RandyGSM-1Sep 4, 1984 – Jan 10, 1989Engineering Main PropBeen along time. It was good to have served with the best bunch of guys that I ever knew inside or outside the US Navy. Drop a line if you want it would be good to hear from anyone of you.
Ambagan, Erick "Sailin"C\OOct 27, 1984 – Sep 25, 1990bridge i was in Bahrain when the ship hit and i'm the Captain of the tug boat who delivered a 37 sealed capsule. This is the salute to the 34 body who involved on that accident.
Kiser, S. GregEMCSDec 1984 – May 17, 1987EngrIn memory of Command Senior Chief (SW) Greg Kiser You will never be forgotten
Stephenson, ChuckEW1Dec 4, 1984 – Aug 14, 1989CS1Reunion for all involved (family/friends/crewmembers) for the tragic event on 5/17/87 is being planned. Go to: for details.
Brown, PaulMS2Dec 30, 1984 – Dec 30, 1987S-2i guess it should have been 38 not 37 who died on the stark. I almost died of smoke inhalation. looking for you if you happen to stumble on this. patti, how can i forget toronto and windsor ont Canada.
Renner, Dan (Bubba)OS21985 – 1990CS1Glad to see you all. I hope you are all doing well.
Copus, JohnEW31985 – 1987CS01
Asencio, ArmandoSM3Jan 10, 1985 – Apr 1, 1988DECKSIGNALMANHello Everyone. Nice to know that everyone is doing well. I am currently in Japan after a tour in Egypt with the State Department.
Diantonio, VinceLTJan 31, 1985 – May 31, 1988Assistant Supply OfficerI spent almost four years on Stark and while I may not have appreciated it then, I do appreciate it now. The comaraderie found on Stark isn't found in the real world. Please visit, which is a site dedicated to the ship and her crew
Gable, TimothyOS2Feb 5, 1985 – Jun 5, 1987Operations
Berryman, LutherMar 1985 – Nov 1988a ganghad a great time onboard . miss all them guys that passed.
Hall, JohnQM2 (SW)Mar 1, 1985 – Feb 20, 1987Ships Control - NavigationI will forever be proud and greatful to have had the opportunity to serve aboard Stark and will forever be greatful to the brave sailors who left their mark on history during the missile attack. God bless the fallen sailors and their families.
Christman, PeteRM2May 1985 – Oct 18, 1988SC
Weaver, Wayne "Rick"ET3May 1, 1985 – May 17, 1987I am posting this on behalf of Rick Weaver. I am a Navy Destroyer vet and escorted Rick back home after he was killed in the attack May 17, 1987. Rick and I grew up together and joined in '83 while in H.S. He will never be forgotten...Godspeed.
Christman, PeteRM2May 5, 1985 – Nov 18, 1988SC2Great Ship....My only tour but I am still working for the Navy building DDG Guided Missile Destroyers at NGSS Pascagoula.
Norfleet, NickGMG3May 17, 1985 – Jul 1, 1987Combat SystemsGreat guys to serve with. Will never forget 17May87.
Logan, SteveSM2Oct 1985 – Feb 1987SC-1
Gay, AvidEM3Nov 1985 – Apr 1990Electrical Shop
Hales, Steve (Randy)ENS - LTNov 1, 1985 – May 31, 1989CS-2 ASWHello to all my old shipmates. Love staying in touch after all these years - crisis creates good friends and we have a special group. Keep it up! Send me an email or call, especially if you are ever in SoCal!
Allen, Darryl "alski"RM3Nov 6, 1985 – Nov 17, 1988OCStarted off in Deck Dept. Made RM3 while onboard. This was my very first ship and my first persian gulf cruise. I stayed Navy and will retire soon. I have never forgotten any of my shipmates and never will.

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