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USS De Wert (FFG 45) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS De Wert (FFG 45). 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 196 crew members registered for the USS De Wert (FFG 45).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1986 | 1987 – 1991 | 1992 – 1996 | 1997 – 2004 | 2005 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Ford, JimBM21982 – 19841st
Canty, JoshOS21983 – 1986CS1TAG TEAM LEADER/INVENTOR.
Holland, William (Bill)OS 21983 – 1986CS 1PLANKOWNER- was a great time onboard the Dewert, love to see the guys who I was serving with,always had a good time.
Hobaugh, Michael (Hobie)ET11983 – Jun 1987CS4
Santeler, ChuckEMFeb 1983 – Nov 1989E2Came aboard as 2nd class, left a CPO 2 years. Last continuous plank owner to leave 6 years 9 months on the RickyD.
Johnson, George "Emit"GSCS(SW)Feb 3, 1983 – Jun 1986MP"PLANK OWNER" The certificate hangs on the wall of my office as well as the picture.
Lawlor, JerrySTG2Apr 1983 – Jan 1987CS-2PLANKOWNER - DeWert was 1st love. Cross rated to HM1. Out after 12 yrs. Graduated PLNC with Nursing Degree. Currently Director of Critical Care/Telemetry Mercy Med Ctr, AZ. Happily married w/ 6 kids - Living the dream!!
Hinson, DeltaOSCApr 1983 – Oct 31, 1988CS1My first ship as a Chief Petty Officer. Great crew and the best division on the ship. I left the ship as an OSCS on Halloween Day 1988.
Lahmon, Lloyd / SmedleySTG2Apr 19, 1983 – Dec 11, 1986CS2 We aint afraid of no subsStarted in Norfolk went to bath Maine, then rode her home to Charleston,SC. Bradley if your out there, gimme a shout out. Livin still in Ohio
Emert, JerryEWC(SW)Jun 1983 – Jun 1986CS-1
Kaercher, George KaercherO-3Jun 1983 – May 1985DCACommissioned her and took her through PSA. Hardest work I have ever done and loved it the most! The Plank Owner crew was incredible! Still have the "plank" from the RAST install during PSA!
Janik, KevinHTC (SW)Jun 1983 – Jun 1985Eng. R DivGreat Ship!! Good Skipper! I really enjoyed my tour, Reported to Pre-Comm as a 1st Class was promoted to CPO before Commissioning, best bunch of people I have ever served with!
Adams, DaveOS2Jun 1, 1983 – Nov 22, 1986cs-01Plankowner
McMannamy, Clyde/ Big MacGMM!Jun 15, 1983 – Oct 30, 1986cs-3Plankowner was the signer for the launcher, so in a sense it belonged to me and still does.
Justesen, KevinMSCMJun 15, 1983 – Oct 30, 1988S2Plank Owner - beginning of my Naval career. Had 1st DeWert Reunion in 2021 - awesome time. Next one in 2023 Jacksonville, FL. Contact me (607)371-1159 for more information.
Hudson, ClarenceOS2(SW)Jun 17, 1983 – Oct 28, 1988CS1"PLANK OWNER"
Guebert, MikeGSCM(SW)Jul 1983 – Sep 1987M
Kraus, MarkRM2Jul 1983 – Aug 1985CS2Great honor to be a Plank Owner. The hard work paid off. The Comm Shack rocked. I stayed in the reserve and will be retiring Oct 15th. After a year in Afghanistan im ready to hang it up.
Sushereba, MarkEN2Jul 1983 – Nov 1986A DivPlank owner crew. The best Captain and crew I ever served with before or since in a 20 year stint.
Sons, TimSTGCJul 1, 1983 – 1986CS2Plankowner!! And worked with an awesome crew. Did 15 years made chief and got out. Went back to school got a degree and living in Colorado. Became a web developer/ computer geek and big Harley nut.Thomas O Bradley?
Graham, StephenRM3Aug 1983 – Jul 1985Ship ControlPlank Owner. Served with ENS Dees, RMC Flick, RM1 Guarino, RM2 Kirk, RM2 Vera, RM3 Sralik, RM3 Kraus, RMSR Lockley........
Houghton, DavidET 2Aug 1983 – Jul 1987CS-4Plankowner now a Lt. at Greenville City Fire Department in Greenville, SC
Brinker, Doug (Brink)BMSNAug 1983 – Nov 16, 19841st DivisionThe time I spent from Commission to my departure was priceless times ill cherish forever. Coming from another command where I helped Decom the Mullinix DD944 after our final Med Deployment to the DeWert thank God for her
Brown, ReggieICFNAug 1, 1983 – Jun 2, 1986DeckMaine was an adventure and the Med cruise was, well you know
Pepke, PeteQMC RetiredAug 28, 1983 – Jun 1, 1986DeckAll I can say this assignment was the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of my Navy career. It was challenging. But I have to say it was a good crew. It pushed me to succeed.
Schneider, RobertSTG1Oct 1983 – Nov 1984Combat SystemsThe Schemdley crew
Miller, JerryFC3Oct 1983 – Mar 1988CS-3Plankowner. I did not stay in touch with y'all. I worked on CIWS. I am a firefighter in Chicago. I toured the De Wert anchored in Chicago in Aug. 2012, it was like I was just gone a few months and was back.
Young, JeffHT1Oct 3, 1983 – 1986plank owner now i live in maine married 2 kids 1 grandson work at BIW as a welder also in the maine army national guard (unit is in iraq 2005/2006)
Taylor, MichaelGMG1Oct 16, 1983 – Feb 9, 1989Weapons CS-3Plankowner, One of the last to leave. Being on the "Ricky D" was great. Everyone was like Family. Now Living and Working in Flat Rock MI. as a Sr. Automation Technican and going to school for a Engineering Degree.
Swope, BrianFC1Oct 20, 1983 – Oct 11, 1987CS-3Plankowner now live in Zanesville Ohio, 2 kids, Presently employed by the US Army Corps of Engineers as an electrician. Loved the time i served on the DeWert, Great crew, lots of memorable times, especailly during the Libyan conflict
McEvoy, NeilPN1Nov 19, 1983 – Dec 24, 1984SupportPlankowner.
Doan, GregE-5/FC2Nov 20, 1983 – May 4, 1988CS-3?Plankowner.
Lytle, MikeHT-3Dec 1983 – 1987Engineering
Jones, EddieSH31984 –SupplyLooking for anyone who served on the USS De Wert during 1984 to 1988...Also a plankowner..one of the last ones to join the crew Awesome crew and I loved the deployments!
Frye, BobE3Jun 8, 1984 – May 27, 19881st DivisionI work as a CAD Designer/Drafter. I live in Boothwyn, Pa., U.S.A.; near Delaware state line.
Gatlin, JeffEn31985 – 1989E2Good times
Shaneberger, MattIC2May 1, 1985 – Nov 14, 1990Electronics5 Long years 3 cruises and over 40 countries lots of memories and friends, Now an Electrical and Instrumentation specialist in Forest City , NC Married 18years w/ 2 children
Reese, DonaldSNJul 1985 – Jul 19871st
Luciani, JerryEW3(SW)Aug 1985 – Nov 1998OI02
Daigle, ChristopherGSE1986 – 1990E1YUP IT'S ME. STILL KICKIN.
Brandt, StephenE4/OS31986 – 1989CS-1Going down Memory Lane! I live and work in Fort Worth, TX. Married with 3 kids!
Jones, ChuckSM21986 – Aug 21, 1991Signalman
Kennedy, BillGSEC(SW)-Retired1986 – 1988E-1Med Cruise / UNITAS - 86 / LEO Ops. Good Times!!
Vedell, StevenEM2Apr 1986 – Jun 1989E2Back in NC. Will never forget the UNITAS
Rowland, Jeff/ "Indian"OS2May 1986 – Apr 1989OC
Pickney, HansBM2Jul 1986 – Jul 19891stUnitas 86, two drug operations in Carribean, Persian Gulf 88-89 Good buddies with Neuman and Schwerin
Rocchio, Michael "Roc"BM3Aug 1986 – Apr 19871ST
Watkins, FranklinEWSNDec 1986 – Jun 1988CS-2HAD A BLAST ON UNITAS 87 IF ONLY WE COULD KEEP FROM RUNNING AGOUND LOL REMEMBER GETMO HE HE

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