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USS Caron (DD 970) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Caron (DD 970). 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 600 crew members registered for the USS Caron (DD 970).

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

Owens, Robert "Buck"GSM21981 – Feb 27, 1987My first and only Ship. I can't believe she's sunk. Some of the best times in my life were abord her.
Spatter, MichaelCTM1(SW)1981 – 1983OT
Gray, Charles "frank"DS2/DS11981 – 1985OEBest ship of my career! Tight crew & lot's of good times. I saw the pics and video went she finally went down, fighting all the way. She was serving as a test platform for the future (DD21/DDX/DDG-1000). Maybe they will name one for he
Kehn, Charlessm11981 – 1982communicationswas onboard for a short time, had a personnel conflicked with rmc,but i remember some people and would like to communicate with someone from that division that knew me well.
Sheffler, Tony (Sheff)GSM21981 – 1983Engineering Main 2Can do Caron, painted that Main 2 from top to bottom , and every nook and cranny on 81 Med. Great memories and great bunch of Shipmates. Quite a few of you listed, I have often wondered about you. Thanks for memories.
Senecal, James SenecalET3 ET2Jan 1981 – May 1984OEMy first of three ships; when I heard she was sunk I was saddened. I also remember "Operation Urgent Fury" and life on Gonzo station. Shame that the "Can Do Caron" had to go that way. Who will follow the Kiev now?
Miller, BlakeLTJan 1, 1981 – May 1, 1983EngineeringA superb crew
Christensen, PeteCTO1Jan 2, 1981 – Aug 2, 1983OTA great tour - wish I could have seen the old girl once more before she went to the bottom.
Fenlong, Andrew PSTG 2Jan 2, 1981 – Jun 15, 1984csaalot of good times...alot of time at sea!!!!
Spatter, MichaelCTM1(SW)Mar 1981 – Jul 1983OTThe Can-Do Caron deserved a better fate than what she received. Some of my richest memories of my 22 year career came from my tour aboard the Caron.
Russ, ScottEM3Apr 1, 1981 – Jun 28, 1982E
Gaston, MarkATFRM3May 1981 – 1983Radio ShackGreat group of guys had a blast serving on the USS CARON DD 970.
Otte, DanielET2Jun 1981 – Oct 1983OperationsA lifetime of memories. We were all over, Blue Nose to Order of the Ditch. Can-do lives on in our hearts.
Carbone, RalphSTG1 (SW)Sep 1981 – Apr 1987CombatThe best time of my career. I hope all my shipmates come to a better end. The CARON deserved much more! Looking for GMG1 Fred Morris and TM1 Scott Modine to come visit me in Nicaragua.
Dodd, RodneyRM 2Sep 12, 1981 – Jun 7, 1985opscan do caron, that was our motto from greneda to beruit that was a hell of a good time. I served on the caron my whole enlistment, if any of you guys know of any rm's,et's or signalman, or os's who served give me a hollar.706-694-8682
Pennington, Donald , Jr.OS2Nov 1981 – Jul 1985OI
Pennington, DonaldOS2Nov 5, 1981 – Jul 23, 1985OICurrent President of USS Caron Sailor's Association and coordinator of Caron Reunion's. Email me at and I'll fill anyone in on the details. Loved the ship the crew the life.
Sevilla, JimCTR11982 – 1984OT
Werner, BOSC1982 – 1984OIJust how many times where we in Panama?
Sakers, MarkEW31982 – Jul 1985OTI still have "navy dreams". Those days affected me profoundly. Thankfully I have many enjoyable memories and am proud of my own service and of all of my shipmates. RIP Caron.
Thomas, JeffSK 21982 – 1986SupplyLearned a lot on her very proud to have these shipmates
Wilber, Donald (Doc)HM2Jan 30, 1982 –MedicalI develped some Great Friends while on board and went to war with them
Bennett, RonLCDRFeb 15, 1982 – Aug 5, 1984Ops / CSA great tour, fantastic crew and outstanding wardroom.
Scott, MichaelQM1/E-6Mar 1, 1982 – Jun 1, 1982NavigationI volunteered go to Salvador as ship company after just completing a cruse FF1095 because they were short Quartermasters. We just got back and the captain Lewis ask me. I thought it was and is an honored to serve.
Klevens, MartinGMG3Mar 19, 1982 – Oct 24, 1986combati had the greatest time on that ship. Long live the great fred gmg1 morris
Taylor, BobQM3Apr 1982 – Mar 1984
Shepard, PhilGSMCApr 1982 – Jun 1987M
Taylor, BobQM3Apr 1, 1982 – Mar 15, 1984Nav/adminyou forgot to put in my division in present crew list, please fix
Flere, RichardSTG1May 15, 1982 – Jun 27, 1985CSACan Do Caron, Best Crew and Shipmates
Edwards, DannyGMG2May 30, 1982 – Aug 26, 1984gunneryServed on the caron during operation urgent Fury in Grenada and 3 tours of Beirut. Did 2 med cruises and drug ops in Diego Garcia.
Gagnon, MarkET2(SW)Jun 1982 – Aug 1985CSEFound out the Caron was sunk doing communications support for the 1st. ID in Tikrit, Iraq. It ripped my heart out. All I could do was just look at the computer. There's nothing in this world that is as good as what the Caron was good at.
Russ, ScottJun 1, 1982 – Jun 1, 1985E
Wiley, JohnPN3Jun 17, 1982 – Jun 17, 1985NAV/ADMINWhat a life changing experience, I would not change a thing. Freddy and Allen, What a great time we had over seas.
Dykstra, DavidSTG2(SW)Aug 1982 – Mar 1984CSAArrived during her first overhaul in Pascagoula. Served on her during Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada)Caron's first shot in anger & Multi National Peace Keeping Force Beruit. Excellent ship Ecellent crew "The Can DO Caron"
Youngblood, MarkBM3Sep 21, 1982 – May 15, 1985DeckApeHad a awesome time with some cool buds, and rode some great waves. Enjoyed my stay, and I hated to hear what happened to the mighty Can Do.
Menard, TomDS3Oct 1982 – Oct 1984OTThe Can Do Caron was an outstanding experience. The crew and friends I made there will last a life time. It does not seem that long ago that we were "HAZE GRAY AND UNDERWAY" She will remain where she was at her best. "AT SEA"
Harper, JeffCTR2Oct 1982 – Sep 1985OTRoll Tide.
Allen, SteveGSE3-GSE1Nov 1982 – May 1988Main PropulsionBest times of my life with the best people in the NAVY. And I'll bet she put up a fight even at the end.
James, DonaldQM2Dec 2, 1982 – Jun 10, 1986Navigation
Michalski, Carl/chiefskiCTTCDec 5, 1982 – Oct 30, 1984OutboardProud to have been with her through Grenada and Beirut. "First shots in anger"

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