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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
Hines, DavidEW1(SW)1991 – Apr 1993OTDeployed to the Red sea in support of Operation desert Shield. I served on four ships during my career. This was by far the best.
Beasley, Joseph profile iconSH2 E-51991 – Oct 1994SupplyI would like to hear from all of you. I'm now in law enforcement as Assistant Police Chief and soon hope to be elected as Police Chief for the town of Nettleton Mississippi. Great memories onboard the Caron "MAIL CALL"
Anthony, Bruce (The Bean)FC1(SW)Jan 1991 – Mar 1995CSFServed as a Sparrow/Mk 23 TAS tech. Pretty much had the worst time of my life there. Went on to excel in Tomahawk. Too bad I wasn't on the Cole to finish her off. May she forever harbor sharks in Davy Jones locker.
Desouza, FrankOS3Jan 10, 1991 – Apr 8, 1994OI
Desouza, TonySNJan 19, 1991 – Mar 17, 19931stThe best days of my life spent there
Desouza, TonyJan 19, 1991 – Mar 16, 19931st
Williams, Stacey (Go-go Will) Li'l WillFeb 1991 – May 1995CSE
Primm, TerryEN3(SW)Feb 20, 1991 – Jan 22, 1994A GangAs my first ship I was ever attached to, the USS CARON will hold a special place in my heart. The CARON realy "could do" anything.
Moots, WilliamOS1Feb 22, 1991 – Jul 30, 1995CS 1
Mawhinney, JohnCTM2 (SW)Mar 1991 – Jun 1995OTGreat ship and Great Crew........Can DO
Witham, GalenQMC (SW)Apr 1991 – May 1993NavigationShe was the best vessel in the fleet!! I had one of the best Navigation Departments in the Navy on her! I served as the LPO as a QM1 during this period. Proud to serve!
Sly, RichenfnApr 14, 1991 – Dec 26, 1993A gang
Louthan, BillAMH2Apr 17, 1991 – Aug 29, 1993AirCOMPLETLY SHOCKED TO HEAR ABOUT THE FATE OF THE CARON. MANY FRIENDS AND GOOD MEMORIES DURING THAT TIME. INTERESTED IN KNOWING THE OTHER LOUTHANS WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE NAVY.
Reese, RegE4 GSM3May 1, 1991 – Mar 15, 1993MP
Levato, AntonioNCCMay 5, 1991 – Dec 29, 1993REPAIR
Gardner, MichaelEMFNJun 1991 – Jul 10, 1994EGreat ship, great friends....sorry to see her go. Can Do Caron....." 61 No Waiting"!!
Michelson, PeterGMG2Jun 1991 – Dec 1996WGO1Ships Armorer/MT52 MAG Capt. Sorry to here ship was accidently sink. The Greatest Ship in the USN.
Sly, SlyodgENFNJun 16, 1991 – Dec 28, 1993A -Gang
Wray, LanceET2Oct 1991 – Sep 1995CSE
Gilmore, CharlesEN3Nov 1991 – Jun 13, 1993A-Gangsad to hear that she is gone had alot of good times
Schimelfanick, Todd A.k.a ShimmyE-4 / RM 3Nov 1991 – Nov 1994OCO1What a ship. Haze Grey and Underway !! Remarkable crew..I miss you all.
Printers, BenE-3Nov 18, 1991 – 1992A-GangLove her great mem's Sr. Olmstead was the greates guy to ever put on the uniform. supplyone29@gmail.com like to hear from yu guy's
Evans, SteveGSM21992 – 1994MPWorked in #3 Generator/Boiler Had some great times. Would like to hear from everyone.
Overstreet, Johnny profile iconCTR1Jan 3, 1992 – Jan 8, 1995OTGreat ship, great crew. The most rewarding tour in my 29 years of services. I left in 1995, but it seems like yesterday the memory will be with me forever.
Young, Kevin M.STG3Feb 1992 – Oct 1993CSAGreat Ship! Member of boarding team. Witness tomahawk launch (still have video of 92 cruise - can copy if wanted). Learned a lot in life from the Caron which lead me to finishing my BS and currently engineering combat systems for the Navy. Can Do!
Bell, ShaneOSSNFeb 1992 – Aug 1996intelliganceWHAT'S UP EVERYBODY? LONG TIME NO SEE. I MISS ALL OF MY GREAT FRIENDS FROM THE BEST DESTROYER EVER. I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY OF MY SHIPMATES. PLEASE CONTACT ME @ 251-362-2381 OR SHANEBELL1974@YAHOO.COM (61 & NO WAITING)
Autrey, ClintEN3Mar 1992 – Mar 1994A GangThose of us on the fantail that night, watching the 'hawks fly off, deafened and blinded, heard the omen from Squicciarini. Good Morning Saddam! Such bittersweet irony, to remember "Happy Trails"
Harris, KennethMS2Mar 29, 1992 – Aug 27, 1995SUPPLY S-2 COOKSwhere can i find a med. cruise book, when we went to Egypt, the red sea. Oh yeah i was the cook of atlantic 6th fleet . Everybody holla back, CARON WAS THE CADILLAC OF THE SEA
Rinehart, Jeremy / StrikerSTINGER MISSLE GUNNERApr 6, 1992 – Oct 6, 1993CFS
Achterberg, JoeFC3Jun 1992 – Jun 1996CSVCan Do Caron-And Did
Benjamin, MartinHT1Jun 1992 – Jun 1996EngineeringCaron was a good ship, with a great crew. She was one of my best tours.
Buckner, DavidQM1Jun 7, 1992 – Jun 11, 1994NAV/ADMINWho could forget the Red/Med 92-93 "61 No Waiting". Sad to hear she sank, she was a good ship.
Jacobsen, RobertCTR2Jul 1992 – 1995OTThe CARON what memories. Great People and Great Ship. Missed it so much I rejoined the Navy after a two years break. Hope everyone is doing well.
Taft, EdSTG2Jul 10, 1992 – Jun 15, 1996CSA
Fair, BrianDC 3Jul 20, 1992 – Feb 7, 1995RepairGood bye mighty Caron.
Fowler, Jr, FloydYN3/E-4Aug 1992 – May 1996Nav/AdminI enjoyed working with the crew on the CARON. Had a lot of great memories.
Smith, ThomasFC1Aug 1992 – Dec 1996CSV
Keller, BrianEMC(SW)Aug 1992 – Jan 1994E
Evans, DamianFC3Sep 1992 – May 1996CSVGreat Ship, Great memories, Great shipmates!
Cuff, AndrewBM1Sep 5, 1992 – Sep 15, 19971st Div
Jones, JasonBM3Sep 12, 1992 – May 16, 19941stEnjoyed my time on the Caron Meet alot of good shipmates.(61 no waiting)
Corgnell, WilliamE-4Sep 29, 1992 – Aug 20, 1994NavigationI enjoyed my time on the Caron i was sad when i heard she was sunk for practice. In the bio of the ship it fails to tell about the 12 tomahawks we launched at Iraq in jan of 93 and day i will never forget.
Cheevers, JohnPC2Oct 1992 – Dec 1996Admin / SupplyServed in the mid 90s on the ship. I was really shocked to hear she was sunk. I have a lot of good memories from the Caron and miss the guys I served with.
Powell, ChipDC2Oct 1992 – Jan 1997repaircan do caron i still miss her
Silver, FrankieSTG2Oct 1992 – Nov 1996CSAGood ship, awesome crew. Enjoyed it.
Catich, VinceLTOct 6, 1992 – Apr 7, 1993Air - HSL DetWow - Hard to believe she's sunk. I was one of the pilots from HSL-42 Det 1.
Conley, EdCTO1Oct 7, 1992 – Dec 17, 1995OTGot onboard the week before Red/Med '92-'93 began. A great crew. Who could forget Hurghada, Eygpt, a home away from home for 4 months. Christmas '92 in the Red Sea, caroling in the helo hangar. I miss Her often.
Ramsey, TrentENFNNov 1992 – May 25, 1994A
Cook, RobertMS3Dec 1992 – Mar 1996Supply
Powell, ChipDc2Dec 1992 – Jan 1997Rwould love to hear from ship mates, i now work for the keys coastguard and maritime memorial museum and maintain the USS Mohawk cgc and the USCGC Ingham down in key west fl

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