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USS Spruance (DD 963) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Spruance (DD 963). 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 654 crew members registered for the USS Spruance (DD 963).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1975 | 1976 – 1977 | 1978 – 1980 | 1981 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 – 2000 | 2001 – 2003 | 2004 – now

Manning, PatDS21986 – 1988CE
Davidson, Randy/harleyen31986 – 1989A-ganghad a great time in A-gang lots of crazy people in engineering, i got in plenty of trouble
Wilcox, BradleySTG21986 – 1989CA
Brawley, WesOS1986 – 1990OS 5Wes Brawley served aboard the USS Spruance. He wasn't a career military man, but the navy provided him a set of disciplines that would serve him well. He died a loved and honorable man. A father. My husband.
Doyle, PatrickGSE2Jan 1986 – Jan 1989MPA good ship and a good crew.
Alan, StaterET2Jan 1986 – Jun 1989CEGreat ship and crew. I was radar/IFF technician, and MAA as collateral duty. I think of some of you shipmates from time to time. Great memories overall! I am proud to have served with each of you.
Rouze, AlanCTAC(SW)/RETJan 10, 1986 – Jul 14, 1989OZBest tour in the Navy. Med/IO 88 deployment. We passed out-chop OPPE with one engine blown out. Would go back out to sea with the Spru anytime. Remember the "Gold Rover" and running aground. Best to the Spru-Crew, the Flexable Warriors.
Wood, Steven profile iconGSE3 to GSE1Feb 14, 1986 – Sep 20, 1990ME05WOW!! Those were the days. Had a lot of good times and great memories. The crew was the best. Thanks to Chief Taylor!! I still wear the ESWS pin I will never forget. Back in as SELRES in 2001, IT this time and Chief.
Cedillo, LeoGSM2Feb 19, 1986 – Dec 9, 1989GSMwas up, paul GSM2 i did have a good time after i saw u back at U'r house
Gray, JeromeET2(SW)Mar 10, 1986 – Oct 17, 1989Combat ElectronicsGreat tour! A lot of good times there! A year in Pascagoula, Homeported in Mayport, Gitmo, Med 88, . Left USN after 7 yrs. as ET1 Joined USNR to present. Been to E7 bd 15 times?? Must have made someone mad? Sgt. w/AL Dept. of Corrections!
Davis, Trell/ Davey DENFNApr 1986 – Oct 13, 1989A-GangHad great time in Old Miss. Miss Pink Floyd the Wall HT2 Myers kept playing during Persian Gulf. A-gang kept the ship going! Also the spade game in the berthing space. Also miss aft steering! Good luck to all who sailed the SPRUANCE!
Ranstad, "Mac"MAC(SW/SS)Apr 1986 – Apr 1989Chief Master-at-ArmsBy far the best sea duty I ever pulled. GREAT crew, GREAT ship. Was sorry to see her go...but at least she's still "at sea" ...
Hallissy, ChristopherFC2Apr 1, 1986 – Mar 30, 1990CGCIWS Guy
O'Brien, MichaelCTRC (SW)Apr 7, 1986 – Apr 15, 1989OZA very memorable and rewarding tour on board the gumby warrior for sure. I am proud to say that I served on board with that entire crew. They were good people that I shall never forget forever !
Garvin, KennethEN3Apr 16, 1986 – Nov 14, 1989A - (A Gang)It was my first and best ship that I was stationed on. I will miss her.
Vachio, Bob "Zilla"STG3(SW)May 1, 1986 – Oct 20, 1989CAI didn't realize how much fun I was having until it was over! It wasn't just the Sonar guys, but all of CA division was awesome. When we hit the reef, Hartwell & I went over the side to due the "BDA". Old shipmates please contact
Britt, BrianGMM3Jun 1986 – Jun 1987ORDINANCEI remember going to biloxi to see bon jovi with dk hill "HELLO BILOXI". THOSE were some fun times. I wonder where steve watkins, steve rhodes, harry manges, and chief jim holter is . I TRAINED ON VLS, WAS IN THE 4TH CLASS EVER TAUGHT.
Graver, David JPN3Jun 1986 – Sep 29, 1987NavigationHey, nice to find this site exist, now living in Portland, Oregon, married for 20 years, have a daughter and have the same job since out of the Navy 09/89. Almost 25 yrs now. Son of American Revolutionary War Member
McDarmont, Charle DOS2Jun 5, 1986 – Mar 17, 1991OIWhat a time on the Spru Can.. I saw us as a crew break the underway record.. in the med dring Desert Storm... 128 days straight underway.... I saw the Saratoga crew boat fatality... I was on the ship when we ran aground in the bahamas off Autec Isla
Tope, Harry P.FC2Aug 1986 – Feb 1990Served in Combat Systems Department, Combat Systems Guns Division, CSG3 Workcenter (CIWS Gun mounts 21 & 22).
Marzalen, KeithGMG2(SW)Aug 1986 – Oct 6, 1989GUNSHaze gray and underway. The longest time this ship stood still was when we ran aground!
Hill, LeonDK3Aug 1986 – Aug 1990SupplyI really enjoyed my time on board the Spruance and I made some really good friends. I often find myself wondering what All my old buddies are up to. Please get in touch with me. I live in Grove City Ohio Now.
Pontak, EvanBM3Aug 10, 1986 – Apr 1, 19881stSpru was my last ship. Ireported to her in the yards getting her VLS. Had a wonderful crew. Consider it an honor and priviledge to serve with them.
Marius, DamianGSE1Sep 1986 – Jun 1990MP
Smith, Tory (Smitty)EM2Sep 2, 1986 – Apr 20, 1987Electrical DivisionEM 1 Gordan was a great friend and Shipmate... Wish I never lost touch with Gordan. Was a blast serving with you... Remember Madson...OMG
Pitts, Tim "Bull"ET3/ET2Sep 29, 1986 – May 16, 1990CEFirst ship, great crew, lots of good memories
Dumortier, Roger LFC1Oct 1986 – May 1992SWWas onboard for the installation of VLS, fired 1st VLS from a Spruance Class Ship
Doody, ToddSTG1SWNov 1986 – Feb 16, 1989CAHa you guys,Sure do hate to hear Spruance was sunk as target off the coast of Va. Day I got off she was on rock off Fla. Great times chasing those subs! Remember the boxing matches with the O'brian. Big hi Jason,Mac,John,Russel,Mark
Higginbotham, Randall/ "higgi"BM3Nov 1986 – Oct 1989DeckHad a great time. Bill, Ski, Schmitty, Allison, Metz, Cheif Gomez, I miss all you guys. Wish I could look more of you up. Med 88 was tough. 108 days straight at sea, OMG. Sad to see that the ol Spru-can is gone. Great ship!!!
Kocor, GaryQM3Nov 2, 1986 – Jun 1, 1990NavigationHaze gray and underway. Boy we took that term to the next level. Looking back lots of great memories and good friends.
Kirven, LouisRM1 SWNov 29, 1986 – Nov 14, 1990OperationsIt was one of the best duty stations I have ever served.
Allen, Stephen (Stephan)FC3Dec 1986 – Nov 1988DECK / SWThe SPRU was my first ship. My first mentor was Bashir Ali. I remember him taking my ID so I would study to get out DECK. Of course how could I forget my SW family who treated me like the little brother and put my head on straight.
Ramsey, QuinceySTG1Dec 1986 – Mar 1989CAPascagoula, Mayport, Gitmo, Suez Canal, SOHEPA, Naples, Mallorca, Aarhus, Kiel, Helsinki, Andros Island, Pizza Night with TM1 and the Sonar Gang - lots of memories. My email is
Watkins, SteveGMM3Dec 27, 1986 – Apr 8, 1988SWParticipated in the Firing of the first Tomahawk Cruise Misslle Aboard a Destroyer. Part of the second class to ever go through the VLS MK41 Tomahawk Cruise Missille School.
Blachly, FredSH11987 – 1989S-3I ran the Ship's Store and continued drawing "Frank Frye" for the crew. My son, Billy was Christened on the Ship in 1989, after his birth
Bowers, DougUSS SPRUANCE1987 – 1990
Ryan, BillFC2(SW)1987 – 1992CG MK 86
Marzalen, KeithGMG2 (SW)1987 – 1989Email or facebook at
Wilburn, RobOS21987 – 1990OIRetired in 2007 in Jacksonville, FL.
Starling, GarySN1987 – 1989-Spru was my first ship. Was young and dumb but learned a lot.
Stevens, KennethGSE31987 – 1989Eng
McNutt, Christopher profile iconE31987 – 1988FirstI can definitely say that it was interesting!
Lundy, TheodoreCSC(SW) Ret1987 – 1990S2Great times with the Spruance Crew from 1987-1990. Mess Specialist / S2 Division. Remember being on the rocks for 3 days off the coast of the Bahamas. The unforgettable 108 days at sea challenge with steel beach picnics.
Wright, RandyFRJan 1987 – Sep 1989ODIt was a hell of cruise. Good luck to all that served!
Rempe, JamesGSM3Jan 1987 – Oct 1991M
Watkins, SteveGMM3Jan 2, 1987 – Apr 7, 1988WeaponsLooking back I enjoyed it more than I realized.
Coleman, KentICC(SW)Feb 5, 1987 – Feb 20, 1992CEIC2/IC1. Good ship, Great friends. Saw washed out Greenpeace, Bluenose, Iran, Irag, Andros Island, and met alot of good people. Retired, started a Fiber Optic company which has grown. Spru-Can set my way of thinking.
Edgerly, WilliamEN2 Feb 20, 1987 – Feb 20, 1989a-ganglooking for shipmates
Martin, RobSCPOMar 1987 – Apr 1991OPS/CSCPObest crew ever
Lytle, LarryDC2/E5Mar 1, 1987 – Oct 9, 1990DCHad a great time during 2 med cruses. Sat on a reef for 3 days at general quarters. Dry docks twice. Guantanamo Bay twice and passed both. Countless Ports. Would do it all over again. RIP 963 you served well...
Miller, Tommy (T.w.)STGCMar 15, 1987 – Oct 15, 1989CAHello to all of the old CA guys. I never will forget that tour! Running aground, losing a helo, always wondered what would happen next! I am in Maryland but I have a "Katrina" home in Pascagoula. STGCS Tom H is in MS. also.
Zeidler, LeeCTMC(SW)Apr 1987 – May 1991OZBest tour I ever had in the Navy. MED I/O 88, Gitmo, North Atlantic, lots of success and lots of fun ports. SOY 1988. And, yes the Grounding, that was a bummer.
Linn, MattOS3Apr 1987 – Aug 1989OIOh, The memories, who could ever forget.
Manges, HarryGmm3Apr 15, 1987 – May 28, 1988WeaponsTrying to get in touch with people I haven't seen in a long time
O'grady, JohnOS1/OSCApr 17, 1987 – Feb 2, 1992OIGreat to see some of the names on here, in particlar my Strike and OS shipmates. She was a great ship with a great crew. Finally ret. (26 yrs) with fond memories. Wonder what ever happened to Brawley. Live in Panama City, Fl.
Farquhar, FrankFCCS(SW)May 1987 – Mar 1990SrikeIt was interesting to say the least!
Anderson, LeePNCMay 1987 – May 31, 1989ONI remember the Annapolis MD port visit, first VLS tomahawk launch, 1988 deployment (Suez canal, SOHEPA, Naples, Palma, Helsinki, Aarhus, & Kiel) Order of the Blue Nose, the lose of pilot LT Walker, the grounding and ship yard, and RETIREMENT.
Chrones, GareyGmm3Jun 1987 – Jun 1991combatvertical Launch/ gunners mate guns. SSDF
Rodeghier, JohnGSE3 - GSCSJun 8, 1987 – Aug 1994MServed two tours had a great time, sad to see Spru can days over. Any shipmates that served with me feel free to email.
Wiesniewski, MatthewBM3Sep 7, 1987 – Sep 8, 1989DeckFirst ship. Had a great time even though our home port was a visit port. On the helm during the grounding. Lost a great Captain. Loved the Med. cruise.
Van Vorst, GlenSKC (SW) RETOct 1987 – Sep 1991SupplyThanks for the coffee, conversation, and the comaraderie. I enjoyed it all.
Ryan, BillFC2Oct 15, 1987 – Feb 10, 1992CGMk 86 GFCS, Looking back now it seemed liked fun, but I was sure ready to get out. Enjoyed most of my time aboard. Would like to get in touch with old shipmates, e-mail me.
Crum, JoeRM2Oct 17, 1987 – Apr 10, 1989OC
Caldwell, KevinQM3Nov 1987 – Jun 1988My last ship. Sent here after I left the hospital at NAS JAX for behing hit by a car. Wasn't too happy as I was removed from Sub Duty
Gaskell, TedOS3Dec 3, 1987 – Aug 1, 1990I was on the bridge watch when the ship ran agound in 1989. We had a great captain who was subsequently relieved. Any of my shipmates from that time, please email me.
Ming, AlLT(JG)Dec 11, 1987 – Oct 25, 1990CA/RepairThey decommissioned my ship??? Guess they finally found the rust patch by the keel in the CBR storeroom!

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