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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 702 crew members registered for the USS Kinkaid (DD 965).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 – 2000 | 2001 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Walker, TerryHMC1977 – 1980Medical Department Representative
Wiles, GaryGMM31977 – 1978Weapons
Destasio, PatSH11977 – 1979Supply - S-3PlankOwner. One of the best ship assisgments I had in the 10 years I was in the Navy.
Anderson, SteveE-11977 –Boatswains Mate
Bourgeois, MelFTM21977 – 19793rdGreat bunch of Sailors and even better bunch of Friends
Ciaramella, Jeffetr21977 – 1979OELAST OF 4 SHIPS, BUT THE BEST CREW OF THEM ALL. GREAT MEMORIES. GOOD MATES. WESTPAC,PI,NEW ZEALAND,FIJI,EVAC, BAHRAIN,KARACHI. HANGING OUT ON SIGNAL BRIDGE, IN RADIOSHACK. WHERE'S JEFF STURROCK? papac43@aol.com
Weiss, Davidgsec1977 – 1979E
Moore, LarryOS31977 – Apr 9, 1979OperationsGreat crew. Great sailing.
Van, RandyE-2Jan 7, 1977 – Jun 30, 1979Deck & "A" GangPlankowner Lot's of good times and travel
Powell, DeanRM2Mar 1977 – Dec 1980OPSFOND MEMORIES OF FRIENDS AND PORTS OF CALL TO THIS DAY. 6 MONTHS LONG BEACH YD, 2 WESTPACS, INITIATED SHELLBACK....THEN INITIATED AS A GOLDEN SHELLBACK. NEVER FORGET 1ST TIME TO PEARL MANNING RAILS IN DRESS WHITES...AND UP COLUMBIA RV TO PORTLAND OR
Mills, MarkGMT3Mar 1977 – Nov 1979aswMet the love of my life on the quarterdeck in Portland in 1979, married 30 years next March. What a great experience on board, great crew! Remember the Arabian sea yacht club? Modloc? Dodging cops in Bahrain? Asroc pilot? Lots of memories!
Stroud, Bill / HossFN/ EMMar 1, 1977 – Jun 1, 1978ENOT TO SURE OF THE DATES BUT THERE CLOSE ENOUGH, THE KINKAID WAS THE ONLY SHIP I SERVED ON TILL CHEMICAL ASTHMA ENDED MY NAVY CAREER. I WILL NEVER FORGET THOSE EXPERIENCES.
Woolums, TimENCApr 1977 – Aug 1978MGas Turbine -
Bryan, BrucermsnApr 1977 – Oct 1980opswhat a great ship and a greater crew. joined the navy running from God and ran right into Him...sweet.
Montgomery, DonET2May 1977 – Aug 1980OE
Marcotte, TomFTM3May 5, 1977 – Dec 31, 1979FoxWould love to hear from any of my old DD965 buddies. Email me at tmarcott@skidmore.edu. I remember a great bunch of guys and our Westpac evac of Iran.
Herriford, GaryFTM2Jun 1977 – Jan 11, 1982FoxGood times, --Free the Bahrain 16-- Golden Shellbacks Rule
Orchard, CurtLTJun 1977 – Mar 1979Foxtrot
Wilm, FrankFTG3Jun 15, 1977 – Jun 30, 19803rdWAS SOMEWHAT OF A TROUBLE MAKER BUT LEARNED ALOT AND HAD A GOOD TIME WITH OFFICERS AND CREW THAT I WAS PROUD TO SERVE WITH AND I WILL NEVER FORGET THE BAHRAIN INCIDENT
Lindner, CarlBOATSWAINS MATEJun 16, 1977 – Jun 16, 19811stIf you know me give me a ring
Logan, DavidGMM2Aug 1977 – Aug 1979foxGreatest command I ever served on, 1st crew for WES-PAC We blew the Russians away trying to track us. I was on board wheN we evacuated Iran , had to go to Karachi Pakistan and buy our food( horse meat/ camel meat @ marke
Chambers, WilliamRMSNAug 10, 1977 – Aug 11, 1978OPsGreat times with my buds in the radio shack,Sr Chief and
Rodriguez, CharlesRM 3Sep 14, 1977 – Jul 18, 1980radiomenon board for kinkaid's first westpac. Old shell back from uss sterrett, first crew to become golden shell backs on kinkaid. Lots of fun times. It will be missed.
Eason, NathanMSSNNov 1977 – Aug 1979enjoyed cooking for the crew.not to forget senior chief ford., and my crazy phillipino friends in the galley.when she was new she shined... went on to lsd uss point defiance after kinkaid.
Bridgeman, JohnLTNov 12, 1977 – Dec 15, 1980R,A, & MI arrived as an Ensign and left as a Lt. Started out as DCA, then A divsion, and spent the last year as MPA. What a great 3 years
Smith, DavidGMG3Nov 26, 1977 – Apr 13, 1979WEAPONSI WENT ON WESTPAC 1978-79. HM1 TERRY WALKER PERFORMED A CIRCUMCISION ON ME IN THE INDIAN OCEAN. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM CREWMATES, ESPECIALLY RANDY VAN MEHREN
Griffis, ChuckPC2Dec 1977 – Mar 1979NAVGREAT SHIP AND GREAT CREW, I AM VERY PROUD TO HAVE SERVED ON HER, BEING THE SHIPS PC I NEW EVERYONE AND THEY WERE A GREAT BUNCH ON GUYS..
Barrow, DavidHT21978 – 19801 year deck & 1 year as an HTWhat a fabulous & responsive boat with an awsome crew.
Sehested, RobertET21978 – 1981OEANYBODY know how reach LT Willetts, best division officer the Navy ever had
Suarez, Ernest "South Bound Suarez"EM31978 – Jan 8, 1981Deck ape to Electrician's mateLooking for anyone who knew me....Wareham, Tennessee, Baloot! Just to name a few!
Gill, MonteENC1978 – Oct 19793M-Coord, NavadminRetired off Kincaid Oct 79, returned to active duty 1981 on USS Oldendorf. Retired for good 1988. Nothing but good memories from Kincaid.
Kirkpatrick, Russell profile iconGMG-31978 – 19793rd Division Gunners Mate
Jewett, LarryGSE21978 – 1980EGolden Shellback, '78-'79 South Pac and Indian Ocean
Spencer, JeffSK31978 – 1981Supply
Barthlow, KevinGSM2Jan 1978 – Jun 1, 1981main propulsionEnjoyed it all, went into Air Guard later and became a nurse, retired form the Guard and now work at a VA Hospital. Some people were cool and some turned out not so cool but the good ones made it worthwhile.
Slusher, DonaldQMFeb 1978 – Jun 1981NavigationLots of fond memories from my days aboard the "Supership". Winning driver of the "Dakota Dash".
Randy, BengePO3 HTMar 14, 1978 – Feb 19, 1981Damage controlFire, Sure do I'm the one that put it out. It was in OX 2 and fuel oil purifier caught fire right below DC central and by the time the second DC team came thru the escape hatch my team had it out. Good Times!!
Flores, JuanDKCS (AW) USN, RETIREDMar 15, 1978 – Jul 1, 1981SUPPLY
Wilson, JimGMM2Jun 1978 – Oct 1981fox
Eichholtz, DannyGMG2Jun 11, 1978 – Jan 9, 1980CSGGreat Ship, came onboard in P.I. before our trip off the Coast of Oman and the rescue of American civilians. Good times and friends, Martin, Geiger and the Larson brothers. Smitty I remember your surprise in Subic.
Griffin, NicholasSTG3-STG2Aug 1978 – Jun 1980A/SBest ship in the Fleet. I'll never forget Jack or Scotty, You made me stay forever in the Navy, Now after all these years, have 2 sons in and loving My Navy.
Hurtado, Oscar, RubenENFNAug 1, 1978 – Nov 19, 1979
Jetley, JustinEN2Sep 1, 1978 – Sep 1, 1979"A"GangTransferred from the USS Peterson DD969 in Virginia, out to San Diego to the USS Kindaid, 2 weeks later went on a West Pac Cruise and became a Golden Shellback along the way and met a great bunch of sailors!!!
Quarles, LarryAMS E-5Sep 8, 1978 – Dec 29, 1979HSL-35 North IslandGreatest West Pac, Everyone was family. Airdales/blackshoes we were all one. Great bunch of guys and Officers. Now a ShellBack. 55yrs old now but would go back inheartbeat. God Bless all the sailors on that ship.
Mijares, RichardYN3Nov 26, 1978 – Jan 10, 1982NAVIGATIONPART OF THE CREW FROM EL PASO, TEXAS
McClain, EdSTGDec 1978 – Dec 1980Weapons
McClain, EdSTGSNDec 1978 – Dec 31, 1980WeaponsRemember the Kinky! The Baharain 16 (15?) The fire! and the resulting 30 days in Guam!! Rescuing Aussies, Americans and Boat People. WOW...so much more to remember...
Nelson, TedGMG2Dec 28, 1978 – Jun 1, 1981WG24 YEARS OF SERVICE LATER, AND KINKAID IS STILL MY FAVORITE.
Bardwell, Gary / GodfatherCTR3Dec 28, 1978 – May 1979OIGood ship. Although I was only TAD for five months, I met some outstanding people.

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