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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 643 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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Grubb, James (Jim)OS1(SW)1999 – 2001OI
Rucker, Maurice "ruck"Jan 22, 1999 – Oct 4, 2002OCThe "Spru" Can. Had my ups and downs, but through it all, it was worth it. Made a lot of friends. Now I'm out of the Navy back in Arkansas lovin' life. Wanna holla @ me, hit me up on MySpace or mauriceruckerjr@yahoo.com. Holla!!!!!
Bell, EricIT2 (SW)Feb 7, 1999 – Oct 20, 2002OCAwesome Ship
Thomas, Christopher (Tommy)E5/STGJun 1999 – Dec 1999
Gruender, SteveSTG2Jul 27, 1999 – Jul 20, 2002CAIf you made the 99'-00' cruise then you know that CA was a close division. I had the best time of my life in Jax. I miss all you guys, Eric, Ryan, Cheryl, Brian, Greg, Reed, Barbie,TM1, Mark, Leigh and I even miss you Mari! sgruender@hotmail.co
Masaoy, FreddyGM1Sep 1999 – Jun 2003StrikeUSS Spruance....my first ship....and she was a bitch! The crew made all the difference though. What up to everybody out there.
Gruender, SteveSTG2Sep 1999 – Aug 2002CACS Dept. was the best group of people I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Lots of good memories and stories that I'll never forget. I wish you all the best!
Fitzwater, WilliamHT2Sep 2, 1999 – Feb 20, 2004ERI had a great time onboard and met alot of very nice people.
Dillon, ChrisIT3Sep 5, 1999 – Jul 18, 2002OPSDidn't like the Spruance one bit onboard, but plenty of good times off of it. I see Ted Bartlett [it's true, he's married] every year when I setup the Cleveland Auto Show, and still haven't been able to shake off Iverson =P.
Cowham, RyanSTG1(SW)Oct 1999 – Jun 2003CACA DIVISION WHAT'S UP? I STILL HAVE THE BRUISE BOOK AND I MISS YOU ALL. EMAIL ME AT ryancowham@yahoo.com HAD A BLAST!
Aktas, OzgurCPO(TURKISH NAVY)Oct 5, 1999 – Oct 7, 1999MACHINE ELECTRONICIT WAS PERFECT AND HONORABLE PERIOD ON SPRAUNCE.I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER AND MISS AS MY SHIP...USS SPRUANCE
Lassandro, RussellENCOct 12, 1999 – Feb 1, 2002A GangMy Last ship in the USN, met some great folks and served with the best "A" gang in the Nav. Goatlocker was full of characters, mostly good, always supportive and usually fun. Had some great times on SNFM, F.W.&F.S to all.
Livings, JamesEN2Oct 26, 1999 – Jul 13, 2004Amiss my boys in A div and all my homies on the boat period. if u know big liv as i was called hit me up at livdog2003@yahoo.com
Costa, AnthonyBM2/BM1Nov 1999 – Jun 2003Deck
Watson, Roger (Doc)HM2Nov 1999 – Sep 11, 2001ADMINHM2
Novak, KeithGMCDec 1999 – Sep 2003OrdI miss the friends. "Bringing the enemy closer to God.. 5inches at a time"
Watson, RogerHM2Dec 3, 1999 – Sep 11, 2001ADMINHAD A GREAT TIME. I MISS THE SHIP AND THE CREW FROM TIME TO TIME. NOW A REGISTERED NURSE IN TENNESSEE
Foss, JeffreyE-5Dec 5, 1999 – Jul 15, 2002ERMAN I HAD A GREAT TIME ONBOARD I AM NOW IN SAN DIEGO ON DDG91 PINCKNEY AND HATE IT MISS THE OLE SHIP
Grant, PhilipCTR1(SW)Dec 20, 1999 – Dec 31, 2002OZmy last ship and command...miss everybody in OZ divison d
Garcia, TonyDK1/E6Dec 30, 1999 – Jan 13, 2003SX04Best crew on an old ship. However on a scale from 1-10, Suppo was a -5. Lack of effective leadership is to blame for morale issues. To all of those who served with this hot suitman... flight qurters! Sulli...what's up? Spades anyone?
Devine, DennisBMC (SW)2000 – 2002OD01Remembering a great crew and time in my life.
Howard, DannyIT22000 – 2002OPSLooking for friends from the SpruCan...Worked in Radio...dhoward975@gmail.com..
Trent, GaryE32000 – 2003Bo
Stathas, Harley D.TMSAJan 2000 – Apr 2001CAwasnt that bad while i was there
Persick, BiggunzGMCJan 2000 – Feb 2002ORDI retired from this ship and I had the best Gunners in the Fleet, They made my job easy.
Attwill, SeanAW2(SW/NAC)Jan 17, 2000 – May 29, 2003NavigationGreat crew! There's a lot of people that I would mention as a good friend but I don't think that it would fit in this section. So to all the people of that crew and you know who you are, I miss ya and I hope that life is treating you well
Hale, ShaneET3Jan 17, 2000 – May 25, 2004CEToo many good times, drunken memories, and friends to forget.... What can I say it was home for four and a half years.... So glad I don't have to stand watch anymore
Jackson, TaurusE-5 OS2(SW)Mar 20, 2000 – Apr 8, 2003OITha ol spru can. What can I say I had a good time in the signal shack with Attwill, Paul, and Barlow. The signal shack was the place to be. And for those who dont know RIP STG3 REED
Creighton, PhilipCTM2(SW)Apr 2000 – Apr 2001OZWasn't aboard very long, but enjoyed while I was there.
McKinnon, NikYN2(SW)Apr 1, 2000 – Aug 1, 2004EXECI can actually say that the good memories outwiegh the bad. Miss it now and again.
White, TheonE5/ GSE2(SW)Apr 29, 2000 – Jun 29, 2003M/ EM05I hated the Navy now I find myself talking about it all the time.Whats up Smith, Fro, Ratliff, Risby, Baby J, Burton, Doubleday, Galindo, and to those who knew me, much respect. email me at theonjw@hotmail.com. Hope all is well.
Dietrich, PaulSTG2(SW)May 13, 2000 – Mar 13, 2005CAI spent some time there. But, it was worth it.
Adams, JosephHT2May 20, 2000 – Jun 20, 2004RepairWell guy's and gal's it's been awhile but i'm still in the navy and am a first class now HT1. The Spruance is and always will be the finest. I miss her.
Gray, ChristopherPC3May 30, 2000 – May 30, 2004SupplyAround the world and home again, that's the sailor's way!
McClellan, TommyDC2Jun 2000 – Dec 2003ROn shore duty NWS Charleston as a 9545 NEC with base security ("B" nights boat patrol LPO). Was ready to leave the ship, but now I miss it! Ready to get back to sea and work in my rate! My work e-mail is thomas.mcclellan@navy.mil
Rich, AmandaLTAug 2000 – Aug 2002StrikeMaybe I'm biased but Strike was the best division on the ship.
Fyke, John S.MS1(SW)Aug 9, 2000 – Sep 29, 2002S-2Worst morale I've seen in S-2 division onboard a ship. Worst SUPPO I've served for.I've been on 4 other ships. Good thing was I made first class, but I was junior to the other 2 first classes in S-2 so I really didn't have a chance to
Fyke, JohnMS2Aug 10, 2000 – Sep 29, 2002S-2Bad divisionand bad COC but some fond memories of some of the port visits.
Craft, RobertOS1(SW)Sep 2000 – Sep 2002OIMy last sea command prior to retirement in 2004.
Cosenza, JeremyEN3Nov 9, 2000 – Nov 9, 2005AHated the ship,Went through Captain and jacked up chain of command,but that didn't stop me from havin fun,Cruise was alright and had its ups and downs but the best thing of all was,working with everyone in my Division,its my first ship and last sh
Simmons, RobertE-3/ FNDec 2000 – Aug 2003Main PropolsionHad a great time. Miss everyone I used to see daily and talk with. Email me if you have the time. Or call. 325-949-2806. Have fun and remember the good times everyone shared.
Baker, Roderic RockFNDec 2000 – May 2003Mwhat's happening with ya'll bustas man holla at me roderic_baker@yahoo.com or 225-328-5130
Martin, Fervil L.EN1(SW)Dec 5, 2000 – Feb 1, 2005AWORKED WITH THE BEST A GANG THE SHIP HAVE EVER SEEN.
Jones, Deldrick "dank"E-5/OSDec 11, 2000 – Jun 4, 2004OI

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