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USS Kinkaid (DD 965) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Kinkaid (DD 965). 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 723 crew members registered for the USS Kinkaid (DD 965).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1975 | 1976 – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 – 2000 | 2001 – now

Anthis, MarkSTG21974 – Aug 4, 1976*** REUNION 11/11/2007 / WALT DISNEY WORLD *** E-mail me for reunion details. Captain Kerr, 1st captain, will be guest speaker. Sign up for reunion books, hats and updates. Keep the Legacy alive! 863-242-2362
Shade, HarveyEM21974 – Dec 7, 1976E DivisionPlankowner, shipboard electrician.
Ray, HaroldLTOct 1974 – Jun 1977OEcommissioning EMO
Eaton, JerryETN2Oct 1974 – Dec 1975OECommissioning Plankowner man the rails underway for trials...what a great vessel...this was the beginning of high performance sea duty...what GAS...turbine monster..since more bongs for plankowner arriving..farewell
Johnson, AlEN2Oct 1974 – Aug 1977Main PropulsionOne of the most challanging assignments I have ever had. A learning experience not able to be duplicated in civilian life. Good friends, good times = good memories.
Marcum, DaveHT1Oct 1974 – Nov 1977RPlankOwner - Came on board as HT2, made HT1 and transferred to bupers as detailer, then Pentagon. Kinkaid was good duty, I made some really good friends there
Wemhoff, GregoryIC2Nov 22, 1974 – Jul 19, 1976E DivisionI wonder about my LPO, IC1 PONTIUS, and where he ended up.
Agostini, JohnLieutenantDec 1974 – Feb 1977First Lieutenant- 1st DivisionI was part of the PreCom Crew, I went through all the PreCom training, and went through Shake Down Ops and REFTRA. When I left it was to go to Department Head School in Newport RI.
Poston, ScottSTG3 - STG1Dec 27, 1974 – Nov 15, 1981ASServed seven years on Kinkaid, seen a lot of good crew members come and go in that time.
Strauch, Formerly Richard, Now DarleneDS11975 – 1977OEPlank-Owner. Glad to see a good number of my former shipmates listed.... Lt. Ray, Jim Darling, Tom Alvarez, Bill Leisge, Senior Chief Roy, Lt. Willets. We had an awesome crew back then. Remember Lcdr "Crusader Rabbit" Chesbrough the XO?
Kenny, ChipRM21975 – 1979OCPlankowner. Serving of the KINKAID was one of the best times i ever had.
Brown, DavidGSE21975 – 1978EPlankowner, originally EM2 then converted to GSE
Hamilton, MichaelRM21975 – 1978Communication divisionPlank owner I loved my time aboard the USS Kinkaid.
Kyllonen, Bobsn1975 – 1977opsPlank Owner proud of it. Panama Canal 5 or 6 times, we knew the monkeys by name...Been along time, a lot of good times...I owe a thanks to a lot of you..shit most of us were just kids....thanks for watching out for me...
Olson, RichardSA1975 – 1975DeckPrecomm San Diego,Ca./ Pascagoula, Mississippi
Olson, RichardSA1975 – 1976DeckNaval Reserve Training Center (NRTC) Pasadena, CA
Bourne, TomDS1Jan 1975 – Nov 1979OEPlankowner
Leisge, WilliamDS1Feb 1975 – Oct 1979OEPlankowner; Original DS gang Chiefs Darling and Alvarez. Also DS1 Cook, DS1 Waalkes, DS2 Strauch, and DS2 Bourne. Can't forget Lt. Hirt (Ops) Lt(jg) Ray (EMO) and ETCS Roy a driving force in early Kinkaid history.
Conaway, RichardEN2Mar 1975 – Sep 1977Main PropulsionPlankowner
Arratia, JoseYN3Mar 30, 1975 – Mar 27, 1977Log Room YeomanPlank owner. I was about the tenth person to report for precom duty to bldg 55 at 32nd st Naval Station.
Saunders, TomEMFN TO EM3Apr 1975 – Nov 13, 1976EHad a great time on board and before commissioning. Unfortunately I ended up in Balboa Naval Hosp. due to motorcycle wreck. Went on to have a pretty decent career, made EMC in 11 years. spent last 3 in Great Lakes teaching EM/IC C-7
Lusk, MykeEM1 / GSE1May 1975 – May 1979E / MPRetired from Navy 1995. I live in Celebration, Fl. Would like to here from anyone who was on Kinkaid during the initial years.
Smith, ErnestFTCSMay 1, 1975 – Jul 1, 1981Fox and AdminPlank Owner. Not sure of the date I arrived in San Diego for pre-com.
Dan Stigall, DanOS2-OSCMay 1, 1975 – Jan 1, 1981OI DivisionPlankowner. Fourth ship of my career, Lifetime friends made from this crew.
Engel, DustinOS2Jun 1975 – Jun 1978OIWas my second Sea Duty Assignment, also my second Pre-Comm Assignment. Great crew in OI Division, was a fantastic Assignment.
Morey, DennisOSSA- OS2Jun 1, 1975 – Sep 1, 1979OIGreat time think alot about that first crew anybody from OI division still alive
Snider, RayBMCSJul 1975 – Jul 19771st DivisionUSS Kinkaid (DD-965)Association is having a ships reunion in San Diego, CA Aug 24 -26, 2017. There is a posting on Face Book or contact me at
Schultz, William (Bill)GMGCJul 29, 1975 – Mar 31, 1978GA great commisioning crew. This was my last sea command and what a way to go. The CO and XO were great. Division Officer Ens Don McConkey was good and he learned a lot good and bad from the gun gang.
Ivie, Arnold DeanET1Aug 1975 – Jun 30, 1980OEPlank Owner. It was called the Supership when we commissioned it. The name was thought up by ETCM Roy.The Super Chief :-)
Mauro, J PaulSTG1 (SW)Aug 1975 – Aug 1977WSFirst of many Precoms
Knudsen, DanielEN3Aug 1975 – May 22, 1979"A" GangAt the time,I was still wet behind the ears and "grew up" on board.It was an honor to be among the commisioning crew for "The Supership"! I am in Raleigh,NC now and welcome emails to
Workman, SteveFTG1Aug 1975 – Sep 1979FoxMost of us raised a lot of hell and matured later.
Oliver, MikeEN2Aug 1975 – Feb 1978M Div A Gang
Vines, WilliamEM1/GS1Aug 1975 – May 1978EPlank owner, Great experience. Great crew, mostly. Retired now. Living the good life fishing and camping with the grands. Good memories.
Pinson, DanenfnAug 20, 1975 – Apr 13, 1979engineering2nd fireman apprentice to report to 32nd naval station bldg 55. Remember Alan Johnson eating a can of reicipe beef stew dog food and chowing down some kind of in front of big bad bob rankings in body 55. Ph# 419 689 2683
Whitehead, James EdwardYN3Sep 1, 1975 – Sep 1, 1978DeckI was under the command of the great Capt. Kerr, and Chief Reno. Since the Navy I have worked for Presidents Reagan and Bush, run for public office, and started a couple of companies. The Navy was the greatest thing in my life next to God
Farrar, RayEN1Oct 1975 – Apr 1980M A GangPlank Owner What a great time! I would love to hear from any other M division plank owners or early year shipmates, Bergy, Van Wig, Loren Pontious, etc etc.
(Dawley) Stacy, RichardSNOct 1975 – 1977DeckPlankowner. I have good memories from my time on board. Nice to have been stationed in San Diego. Wish I could have stayed longer. Hoping to reconnect with Larry Billings if anyone has info. Great reunion in 2003.
Maxwell, JoelEN2Oct 1, 1975 – Sep 1, 1978M division (A-gang)Sad to here the fate of the Kinkaid, enjoyed the pre-com time. e-mail for any who want to contact.
Bruce, Scottqm2Oct 7, 1975 – Oct 8, 1979navplank owner
Decarlo, TonyHT3Nov 1975 – Nov 1977r

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