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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 590 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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
McGowen, ThadFC21989 – 1994CSFI enjoyed my time on the Caron.
Toombs, EdwardHT21989 – 1995RepairSorry to see her go.
Leason, ScottSH2 - SH11989 – 1992Supply S-3Lots of great memories from her. Was sad to see the pictures of her demise. Retired 1996
Smith, KevinE41989 – 1991E
Adger, Anderson - Andygmm2Jan 1989 – Aug 1992csv1Gonna miss the ole steel pig . I staggered across her quaterdeck a many a night with FC3 Logan and others in-tow. We raised that VLS from a pup and took her to war. GOD bless her and the men who served on her.
Sherman, BruceDC-1Jan 1989 – Sep 1991REPAIR
Larsen, HaroldGMM3Jan 1, 1989 – Dec 28, 1991CSVNew Orleans was sic what up Andy and mitch and Ed Mark and even homer Email me larsen.harold@yahoo.com
Kearney, MarkGMM3Jan 2, 1989 – Dec 21, 1990
Volker, BobIC2Feb 1989 – Apr 1992e
Douglas, RobertSK3Feb 1989 – Jul 1, 1991SupplyGreat ship! Great crew! Thoroughly loved my time on the Caron. Probably had more fun than I should have and definitely not the best store keeper but I’m always grateful to have been part of something special.
Guillen, KevinFeb 13, 1989 – Dec 7, 1990CAThis ship was absolutley the worst ship I ever served on. Retired having served on 5 ships and this one was part ofthe Navy i want to forget. Command climate was terrible and the CPO mess useless.
Montiel, Armando profile iconGSMFNFeb 27, 1989 – Oct 22, 1990MPTHIS WAS A GREAT SHIP, AWESOME CREW, GREAT MEMORIES AND A WONDERFUL TIME I HAD, AND MET GOOD PEOPLE THERE,BOB VOLKER I SEE YOU ARE HERE SO IS MCMASTER, CRAZY MONTY ALWAYS( mistermixx9602@gmail.com)
McMaster En3, TroyEN3Apr 15, 1989 – Jun 15, 1991A GangChief Olmstead, I miss you lots.
Taylor, TerryBM1(SW)Jun 1989 – Jul 1992First Div.
Marcum, DanaOS2Jun 12, 1989 – Oct 7, 1992OINever realized what a great time I had until it was over. I served with some great people. marcum022@comcast.net
Ingram, BrentOS2Aug 1989 – Mar 1993OIsorry to see her go hey jimmy whats up?
Knighton, BobbyIC2(SW)Aug 1989 – Nov 2, 1992E-DivIt was the Chief Engineers fault that the ship went dark, I did what he told me to do.
Sadler, RobertSK3Sep 9, 1989 – Sep 26, 1992supplyA good ship and shipmates
Gregory, HerbISCSep 14, 1989 – Sep 1, 1992OTUSS CARON was my First destroyer. I was selected for Chief enroute and reported two days before Initiation. The Mess and the crew were awesome. Caron prepared me for a subsequent CMC tour onboard FIFE as her final CMC
Schroeder, JamesOS2(SW) NOW MAC(SW), USNROct 1989 – Oct 1994OIThe first ship I was on and one that I will never forget.I was sorry to see her go!!
Hodge, Eugene HE-6/FC1Oct 1, 1989 – Aug 31, 1994CSFThings not to do on board!!! 1. Get a hair cut by SH1 Gleason, (poor guy couldnt even put on a EEBD becouse of the size of his own head) 2. Watch out for ships trying to ram you!! 3. Make friends with CSG division or you would pay the price.
Harden, RobertGMG3Oct 13, 1989 – Jul 18, 1993GunneryThese were some of the best years of my life! I made some great friends that I will never forget!
Jurcich, WilliamFC2Nov 11, 1989 – Apr 10, 1993CSVWell I would say intersting memories, great bunch of folks and a great ship. Kind of a sad ending but more fitting than rusting in the ghost fleet.
Oberholtzer, S. ChristopherGMM 3Dec 1989 – Jul 1992CSVProud to serve on the Caron. I'll never forget the times I had amoungst her decks, and under them. May God bless America and the men of the Can Do Caron.
Finney, TimothyFC1(SW)1990 – Nov 1992CSGBelong to the one & only Gunnery Division
Olekas, Paul / OleyFC21990 – 1995CSFGreat ship. Did alot, boarding team member, Gulf War Cruise, Med Cruise, CNO OPS, plus all those great collateral duties. Oh, and tried to keep Achterberg out of trouble!
Merrell, EddieOS31990 – 1993OITHIS SHIP WAS THE SHIT IF THERE WAS TROUBLE WE WERE THERE TO CLEAN IT UP. I MISS FIRING ALL THOSE TOMAHAWKS. ALL I KNOW IS WE HAD GOOD TIMES AND BAD TIMES BUT MOSTLY GOOD. I MISS YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!! ALL I CAN SAY IS THANKS!!
Cooper, CorneliusRM31990 – 1992OC
Torre, JonathanET21990 – 1993CSEBeing a crew member of the Caron was a life experience I will forever remember. I wasn't going to man the rails in freezing rain in summer whites without a rain coat. I can only hope there is more common sense today.
Reece, JasonYN2Jan 1990 – Aug 1993NAV/ADMINLooking back it was fun. So much fun I decided not to do it again!
Gray, BryanEW3Jan 1990 – Jan 1991
Barry, SteveOS2 (SW)Jan 1990 – Aug 1992OIThis was a most memorable tour starting with day one in New Orleans to Operation Desert Storm to the day I left for shore duty Great ship and shipmates. I would willingly repeat that chapter in my life.
Delong, TimGSE-2Jan 1, 1990 – May 25, 1992EngineeringSad to see her go. I though she would last another gulf tour.
Foster, Mark (Steve)CTO1SWJan 1, 1990 – Jan 31, 1993OUTBOARDBEST TOUR OF MY CAREER
Wacker, StevenFCCS(SW)Jan 8, 1990 – May 15, 1992CSGGreat ship and crew. Completed gitmo 2 weeks ahead of schedule and deployed early. got to the red sea in time for Desert Storm and launch a couple of Tomahawks days later. over 100 boardings in the Red Sea
Coats, BradDS2Jan 15, 1990 – 1993CSEUnderway, underway and then, we got underway. I didn't realize a good Captain till he was gone. (Stepian); Chew the entire crews ass out over the 1mc but let us play hard for our efforts. This ship and its crew could fight. The weak did not surviv
Gray, BryanEW3Feb 1990 – Dec 1990
Guenther, MarkEN1Feb 12, 1990 – May 26, 1992A-Gang/Oil LabNever thought of looking something like this up. Had a real experience on the Caron, especially through Desert Storm. Anyone that may remember me you can contact me @314-574-0105
Stephens, GlennLTJG/LT UPON DEPARTINGMar 1990 – Aug 1992MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE...LEARNED GREAT LIFE LESSONS...
Ulino, ChrisGMCMar 28, 1990 – Oct 1, 1991CSVOne of the greatest ships during my 24 years of service. Was sorry to hear about her being sunk.
Paradinha, CarlosDS1Apr 1990 – Oct 1993CSEOne of the best ships in the fleet. I miss my shipmates - feel free to drop a line and we'll catch up.
Bowdish, BartDC1Apr 1990 – May 1993RI ended up doing 24 years in the Navy despite being in the KMA club. Had a blast on this Ship, Capt Gooding was a cool skipper and the crew did what needed to be done. Beer day, LCDR Vargo, thanks for the case of Bud!!!
Chrisco, WayneSM1(SW)Apr 6, 1990 – Dec 12, 1992
Garling II, LloydGMG3May 1990 – Jun 1, 1994csg1
Woulfe, PatrickPN3 / PN2May 1990 – Mar 1991Nav / Admin
Summers, ChrisOS2Jun 1990 – May 1994OIGreat time on board the CAN DO CARON. Miss the good old days in Hurgada Egypt and all of the shipmates. Some of the best days to look back on.
Doxsee, DougOS2Jun 1, 1990 – Aug 27, 1993OII can't believe it when I go back to NOB and there are no Sprucans tied to the pier, (not that we were ever their long). I'd even be happy to see the Radford. What a shame to get rid them!
Doxsee, DougOS2Jun 15, 1990 – Aug 27, 1993OIThe best command I ever had. A lot of great memories.
Christiansen, GaryFC2 (SW)Aug 1990 – Jan 1995CSVKiley was the only sally I knew! Hope all are well.
Mullins, ChrisEM 3Aug 1990 – Aug 1993E divison
Pine, MikeIC3Aug 18, 1990 – Apr 15, 1994Engineering/Aft ICUSS Caron. What a great ship! I got to see a lot of the world I wouldn't otherwise have thanks to the Caron. And the fact that she was never in port long enough for the engines to cool down! LOL! I hated to see her go.
Mianulli, DomenicMS1Aug 31, 1990 – Jun 1, 1994SupplyGood times/bad times
Conrad, MarkMSSep 17, 1990 – Jun 18, 1993SUPPLYAJ James? Dan Quay? JC Boyce? Are you there? Tarpley...I assume you're dead. You were looking pretty yellow the last time I saw you. Bob Volker you crazy bastard what's up! My family and I live in VT. Doc Willams thanks for the pills!!!
Chappell, Mike (Chappy)OS2 (SW)Oct 1990 – Dec 1995OIHey guys! Like most, I am saddened to see how Caron met her end. I often look back on my time there with more fond memories than bad. I will never forget you guys.
Cundiff, DavegsmfnOct 21, 1990 – Nov 28, 1993mp
Simpson, EdwardE4 / RM3Nov 15, 1990 – May 15, 1992communications
Campbell, DennisGSEFNNov 27, 1990 – Mar 11, 1994GSE I enjoyed the Caron it weas a great ship during my time. I was the called the Master FN. I was the most qualified E-3 on ships history during that time. I hope that some of the guys contact me. Be good and safe
Shaw, RayEN3Dec 1990 – Apr 1, 1994A-GangI cannot beleive the "can-do" will never be here. Had some of my best times and met some very nice people. I hope all her`crew members are doing fine.
Crowell, TracySNDec 1, 1990 – Sep 4, 1992DeckPersian Gulf War at an early age.- Adulthood overworked underpayed - Discharge waking up in a hotel in Urgada, Egypt, with a European girl from the night before - priceless
Sharpe, JonLCDRDec 1, 1990 – Jul 31, 1992OperationsDuring Desert Storm we served in the Gulf during the war, shooting tomahawks and provding fleet protection. After the war we did over 100 boardings of merchants ships in the Red Sea in support of UN resolutions against Iraa
Ryan, GarySTG2Dec 26, 1990 – Feb 22, 1995CSAFun ship
Steven Peterson, PeteGMCDec 27, 1990 – Sep 1, 1994CSVBest Group of Guys that ever worked with.
Walker, Steve profile iconSHDec 27, 1990 – Nov 28, 1992SUPPLYGREAT SHIP
MacKey, Richard / Mack / Snoop DogEM3Dec 28, 1990 – Mar 4, 1994ENG/ EBob Volker , holly crap , how are you ya crazy bastard . Haze grey and underway !!!! The CARON was an advancement ship for Commanders , so we paid the price . She should have been a tourist attraction in mothball not an artificial reef !!!!

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