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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

Gammon, StevenCTR1(SW)1990 – 1993OZ
Carlson, MichaelGSE21990 – Apr 27, 1993EngineeringBoy, do I miss those crazy days, Loved the Engineering Department
Sipe, TroyEM11990 – 1994Sorry to see the Spru can was decommissioned and sunk. Contact me if you served during this time in the Engineering Dept.
Alifano, StevenEW31990 – 1993OZMan I miss that ship. A lot of good times in CIC. Swim calls during desert storm. Drag racing the USS Virginia. The spruance was one of a kind! I would have loved to have my kids see it. I can't believe its sleeping with the fishs.
Drake, ScottEN2 (SW)Jan 1990 – Feb 1992A GANGThank God we only rember the good times!
Accardi, MarcFC2Jan 1, 1990 – Mar 15, 1995SWSpru was quite the Adventure. I loved all of the crazy nonsense in CS Dept. From anesthesia in the berthing to gaming in the fwd sonar locker. Guys that were totally fuckin nuts and didn't give a shit who knew. You guys in CS were the best
Mussery, JohnE-4Feb 1990 – Aug 1993OIFellas, It's been a long damn time. ANYONE that remembers me and those times-feel free to email me at
Lew, RobertE-5Feb 10, 1990 – Feb 10, 1993OpsWow--I miss the good ole days--have not kept in touch with a soal--hope everyone is doing well.
Glacken, MarkPC#Mar 1, 1990 – Apr 15, 1992Hello Muss and everyone else from the 1991 Desert Storm cruise. Funny, when I found out that the Spru-can was sitting on the ocean, I must admit I was a little sad. It's only now I appreciate the good times we had. Take care, everyone!
Ledoux, Jc (Juice)STG1Apr 1990 – Aug 22, 1992CAGreat Ship! Command didn't have a clue! Drove morale into the decks. Would love to have been there with a better Officer Corps and Chiefs. Worked with a great division under the circumstances.
Garrison, Stephene-5 htApr 29, 1990 – May 20, 1993R- DIV.Great times, always underway. Awesome.
Emert, JerryEWC(SW)May 1990 – Apr 1993OZ
Gravley, MarkGSM2May 1990 – Jan 29, 1993EngineeringErnie, got your email, please send me an email address, so I can write back!!!
Clark, KeithQM3/2May 1990 – Oct 1992ON/NavigationI hated it while I was there. But in retrospect it was the best thing for me. That ship taught me my job and made me realize I was a lifer. I am retired now after 22 years. If you remember me, contact me.
Bolden, WoodyGSMCJun 1990 – Oct 2001Mleft April 1994 and returned September 1999 Made CPO on Spruance 1993
Moore, RoderickCTOSNJun 1990 – Jul 1992oz division
Terpening, Eric ( Terp )CTM2Jun 27, 1990 – Feb 4, 1994OZHey where is all the OZ crew?
Barklage, KimCTR1(SW)Jul 28, 1990 – Dec 28, 1992OZAre there any pictures available of the SecDef's (Dick Cheney) visit to include reenlistment ceremony on mess decks? Just wondering...
Merkling, CarlOS2 (SW)Aug 1, 1990 – Aug 27, 1992OIMany great times during Desert Storm.
Riley, HaroldSH1 (SW)Aug 8, 1990 – Mar 15, 1995SUPPLY S-3Great ship and even greater crew!
Rodgers, Jonathan (Opie)SN/ DECK APEAug 18, 1990 – Feb 1, 1992deck
Rodgers, Jonathan (Opie)sn (deck age) now SK1Aug 20, 1990 – Jan 10, 1992OPS (deck)
Wilcox, SammyCTRCM(SW/AW) RETAug 30, 1990 – Aug 30, 1993OZThe best crew I ever worked with. Bitter sweet memories.
Wison, Ralph (Butch)FC2(SW)Oct 1990 – Apr 1992CSMk23 Tas tech. First person to earn ESWS on this Med Cruise . This was my second ship. Made alot of good friends that am proud to have served with.
Woodson, StacyGMG2Oct 10, 1990 – Jul 10, 1995SWHey guys just wanted you all to know that I had some of the greats times in my life with y'all. The FC,ET, Sonar and TM were the best, crazy, partying fools I have ever meet. I still remember the kegs partys.
French, AnthonySTG2Oct 30, 1990 – Nov 30, 1996CASpruance was a great ship. Yes, we went through a lot of shit but the crew always pulled together to make things happen. I hope we can get together some time to see how everyone is getting along. Take care and smooth sailing.
Shewmaker, James (Shew)MACOct 30, 1990 – Oct 30, 1992Admin
Lewis, ChadET31991 – 1992CE
Vinson, MikeFC31991 – 1994Combat Systems MK86Came onboard while in the Yards in Norshipco. Best of times worst of times. A great crew and a good place to be if you like to be underway.
Rascoe, TracySTG21991 – 1993CAGood crew worked our you know-what off and what did we get. Hey she broke me...Got out after shore duty. Did a few things...last few years been a teachnical trainer for teh largest wind turbine manaufacturer in the world. Contact me...and ride easy.
Cook, RichardFC 31991 – 1993gc ciws
Miller, BradleyRM1991 – 1993OperationsHad some great times!! To all my Spru-can friends full speed ahead!!! still in J-ville doing great!!!!!
Latino, BillyMSSNJan 1991 – Jan 1994Supplysome of the best times of my life!
Latino, Billy RayMS3Jan 1991 – Jan 1994SupplyFor the years I served on the spru can I made lifelong friends that I still keep in touch with on a regular basis. This ship had its ups and downs, but wouldn't change my time on board for anything !
Rodriguez, JulioEN3Jan 15, 1991 – Dec 12, 1993A divisionGood times!! Still remember the Red Sea cruise (Spain, France, Jordan Hurgada Egypt etc.) I don't work in the destilling plants no more. Currently I'm a TSgt (E-6) in the US AIr Force stationed in Korea. //Julio//
Fleming, Eric "Flem Flem"RM3Mar 17, 1991 – Feb 20, 1994OperationsWhat's up Spru-Can fam. Those were the days. Best crew, best ship, best friends.
Pittack, StevenET2Mar 17, 1991 – Jan 5, 1995Communicationsthe best times of my life happened on board the boat.. fishing the red sea, a nap behind the transmitters, wrecking the duty driver van in france.. and counter-narc ops in Jamacia! good times! thanks for the memories :)
McNeely, WilliamDk2Apr 15, 1991 – May 19, 1994S-4I had a very good time onboard the ship i had got alot accomplised
Shirley, ToddOS2May 1991 – Aug 1995OIMet alot of great friends and had alot ofgood times.
Carter, JohnnyRM3Jun 1, 1991 – Jul 16, 1992CommunicationsI rode the Sprucan with PO1 Saffore and a crew of dudes that knew how to have fun!
McFarland, Steven (Redneck)GSM3Jun 10, 1991 – Dec 3, 1993engineeringjust letting all yall know i am still alive. i am currently serving in afghanistan as an army contractor doing electrical work. my e-mail is
Champion, LesterRM3/E-4Jun 14, 1991 – Aug 30, 1993OperationsWe had a lot of good times.
Cox, ToddGSM 4Jun 20, 1991 – Jun 25, 1994em1hard to believe it has been this long,hope to hear from some of my old spru crew friends.
Overbay, TroyE3Sep 1991 – Feb 1993Boatswain mateI enjoyed my time aboard are Navy is # 1 in this world I enjoyed the counter narcotics op and working with the Ledet team from the coast gaurd in may-port and Jacksonville Florida
Kerlin, WilliamHT 3Sep 9, 1991 – Jun 11, 1994engineringbest time i ever had
Cleveland, Chris/ GroverFC 3Sep 13, 1991 – May 10, 1995
Townsend, LanceE-3Oct 1991 – May 1993A-Gang; Eletrician MateHad an absolute blast! Met & served with a lot of great people! I won't ever forget my times on the Spru-Can, sad she's not with us anymore.
Jackson, GregGSM3Nov 1991 – Aug 1993ENGINEERINGIcannot believe this ship is gone! Many Good times. Contact me anytime! Jackson
Ferrer, GeorgeGSM2Nov 17, 1991 – Jan 16, 1996MPMade some lifelong friends and had a blast onboard. Engineering was the place to be!!!! if any of you guy are alive out there, I am still in the Navy onboard USS DONALD COOK DDG 75.

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