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USS Elrod (FFG 55) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Elrod (FFG 55). 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 225 crew members registered for the USS Elrod (FFG 55).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1985 | 1986 – 1989 | 1990 – 1994 | 1995 – 1998 | 1999 – 2003 | 2004 – now

Lawson, Albert C (Al)MACS(SW)1983 – 1988
Lawson, Albert C (Al)MACS(SW)1983 – 1989MAPlankowner Hope all my shipmates are doing well.
Burgess, PaulGMG1 (SW)Dec 31, 1983 – Mar 13, 1990Combat systemsPlankowner, started in deck division don't miss painting the ship. Ended up a GMG working under Mr.Mckeowen. Email
Brown, SteveSTGC1984 – 1988CA
Eschliman, JrLCDR1984 – 1987EngineeringCommissioning CHENG. Retired and living in Tennessee
McBee, Robert (Mac)RM2Jan 2, 1984 – Jan 2, 1986OSPlankowner, looking for any of my old shipmates, was one of the first people sent to BATH while she was being built, looking to hear from any of my old party buddys. Not sure of the exact dates, but it was 84/85/86
Behler, DaveHMCS (SW)Feb 15, 1984 – Feb 3, 1988DocHMCM (SW) Ret. Living in Annapolis, MD
Heather, MarkOS1(SW)Mar 4, 1984 – Sep 29, 1988Recently went aboard the greatest frigate of them all!!!God almighty, can't believe its been over 20 years since precom. Well, one thing for sure that Elrod and I both have in common...lots of grey coloring and lots of great memories.
Mela, Ronalde-5May 15, 1984 – Mar 15, 1988combat systems
Festa, RockyFC1Jun 1984 – Jun 1989Combat SystemsPlankowner/CIWS Tech. Had a great time. Miss all the ports of call and my buddies in the weapons division. contact me at I live in Miami Florida.
Keenan, RichardHT2Sep 1, 1984 – Jan 7, 1987Rplank owner
Horner, JamesLTSep 1, 1984 – Jun 5, 1987ASWPrecomm /Plank owner Enjoyed working with some of the best this country has to offer.
Hall, Sylvesterms3Sep 10, 1984 – Sep 7, 1989supply
Ford, ChuckSK2Oct 1984 – May 1988S-1Plankowner
Gosselin, Larry GooseDK2Oct 1984 – Aug 1987s3plankowner
Tinkham, Stephen/ TinkSK2Oct 1984 – Apr 17, 1987S-1Plankowner
Deptula, JohnENCS(SW) RetOct 1984 – Jan 1989AuxGreatest Plankowner crew ever. I'm still playing Navy in Egypt
Borchers, MarkLCDROct 1, 1984 – Feb 28, 1988Combat SystemsHardest work I ever did in the Navy, greatest bunch of people I've ever known.
MacKey, GaryETC(SW)Oct 10, 1984 – Mar 15, 1986CS-4Nucl Crew/Precomm/Plankowner. An amazing time. What a great crew performing under difficult times and leadership. Who can forget liberty in GITMO during LEO ops? Have many pix/memo to share if you want. also have copy of commissioning.
Long, MikeGSM2Nov 6, 1984 – Dec 15, 1989e1precom remembering all those nights in em club the cattle truck ride in gitmo and going over the fence in puerto rico thanks for the memories
Behler, DaveDec 1984 – Feb 1988S-1Plankowner HMCS (SW), Great Ship, Great Crew, Great memories in the Goat Locker. Retired in 1998, now manage a large DC area medical practice.
Moon, BillyICC (SW)1985 – 1987CS4Finest group of men I have ever had the privledge to work with.
Phillips, Tom "puppy"IC2/E-51985 – 1989CS4 Combat systemsPLANKOWNER, Remember "On a Mission from Rod" This great ship gave me some of the greatest memories in my life. We trained until our brains bled, I still remember where the lube oil coast down pump is located after 24 years. Sad but true!!
Miele, MattSTG31985 – 1987Combat SystemsPlankowner. Seems like a lifetime ago. I have the commisioning on BETA. Anyone have it on DVD?
Reid, StephenDS2(SW)Jan 1985 – May 1989CS4Plankowner. Hello to all of my Shipmates
Fluck, MichaelE7/SKC(SW)Jan 1985 – Feb 1989SupplyPlankowner - What a Great Challenge......Great People.....
Broxton, Alfonso (Bubba)SM2Jan 1, 1985 – Jul 31, 1989Signalman
Buzzelli, Robert/BuzzEN2Jan 2, 1985 – May 11, 1988E2Plankowner
Lee, JeffreyEN2Jan 2, 1985 – May 13, 1988engineeringPlankowner I hope all my shipmates are doing well. I have a good life thanks to the training and experiences I had in the Navy.
Leo, GaryE6/YN1Jan 15, 1985 – May 4, 1987S-1We outfitted and launched Elrod in Bath Me and commissioned her in Brunswick Ga back in 85. I am from Portland, Me and was proud to be a member of her first crew.
Rodriguez, ThomasMS3Feb 1985 – Nov 10, 1988S-3Plankowner, who could ever forget the fantail cookouts during LEO ops, I saw the old girl in 2008 in Norfolk. She was pretty rusty then. the old man would have never let us go on liberty looking like that.
Fendley, RustySTG2Feb 11, 1985 – May 13, 1987combat systemsI had some great memories aboard the Elrod and met some very cool people some of which I am still friends with today. I live in L.A. and operate cranes for a living. plankowner! contact me at
Koch, Allen profile iconRM3Mar 1, 1985 – Mar 20, 1988CommunicationsLong few years but met friends i still keep in touch with. Saw some great sunsets and visited some places i would have never gone on my own.
Wilson, BrianQM2Apr 20, 1985 – Jun 15, 1987SC3Plank owner. Retired living in South Carolina.
McKeown, BillGMCJun 1985 – Sep 1990CS05
Spangler, GaryOS2Aug 20, 1985 – Aug 20, 1989combat systemsOne of the best experiences in my life.Couldn't of ask to work with a better group of people as I did when I was on the USS Elrod.
Brill, ToddSTG2Aug 23, 1985 – Jul 1, 1987CS-2
Jarrett, RaySM2Sep 15, 1985 – Sep 12, 1989
Moon, BillyICC(SW)Nov 1985 – Feb 1987CS-4Plankowner

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