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USS David R. Ray (DD 971) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS David R. Ray (DD 971). 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 710 crew members registered for the USS David R. Ray (DD 971).

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 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – 1997 | 1998 – 1999 | 2000 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Scruggs, Donald BlakeOS21983 – 1987OI
Dixon, LarrySTG21983 – 1985CAI had fun!
McMahon, Tom TinyHT3Jan 1983 – Jan 1986
Geyer, ToddQM2Jan 1, 1983 – Jan 1, 1985NAV
Day, RobertFTM2Mar 1983 – Jan 1986CMMy first Spruance class. Nice upgrade from a Knox class frigate. There were some good people on this ship. FTM2 "Goldy", the Weed Man, FTM2 Costa, and probably the best chief I ever knew, FTMC (SW) Mulholland (Mule).
Boerma, DaleE-6/ FC1Apr 1983 – May 1987CGHello to anyone who worked CIWS
Baird, DavidBM1Jun 1, 1983 – Mar 9, 19861stwas a SN then made BM3 on the Ray, got out as a BM1
Burkey, BillIC2Jun 10, 1983 – Aug 2, 1986EAnyone remember the Lamut Bus Tour?? A great cruise!
Voss, KennethGMG1(SW)Jul 1983 – 1988CG GunsLong time ago
Rothchild, HerschelFTM 2Jul 1983 – Jul 1984CMIt was a good cruise
Abel, ToddSTG1Aug 1983 – May 27, 1986CA
Gomez, FranciscoQMC/QMCSSep 1, 1983 – Oct 19, 1986OII just found this crew listing and it was very nice to see familiar names. I was on the Ray from 1983 to 1986 and had a great time while onboard. I retired from the navy as a Master Chief QM back in 1993.
Godwin, KenTM-3Oct 1983 – Sep 1985CAMan, Good to see alot of familiar names. Remember me, I was a torpedoman in 83-85 with George Pagan, "Willy" Wilson, ol wildman Waxvick. wow, Valente is an engineer. anyone interested, send an email, we'll reminisce.
Cannon, RoyceGSE1Oct 1983 – Nov 1987MPSome of the best memories of my life.
Hawk, Thomas profile iconGMG2Oct 1983 – Oct 1987Weapons
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Trujillo, TonyMS3Nov 18, 1983 – Aug 8, 1986SupplyI am resetting my profile. Contact me at ttrujillo1@cox.net. Hey to my homies that I used to roll with.
Meagher, MikeHT2Dec 1983 – 1986R-Div
Olson, Jace "Oly"E-41984 – 1988Worked with Sea Sparrow.
Steele, Jim profile iconGSM21984 – Apr 20, 1989MPFun Times! Living just outside of Houston, TX these days. Would love to hear from old shipmates (not that we're old). Drop me a line.
Olsen, CraigSN1984 – 1987 1st (Deck )Division
Spaid, MattSM2Jan 1, 1984 – Jan 1, 1986
Otero, JamesFeb 1984 – Feb 1988
Teague, RobertOS2Mar 1984 – Aug 1985OI
Dixon, SteveLTMar 6, 1984 – Mar 1, 1985SupplySupply Officer 1984-1985.
Monaghan, EdOS2Apr 1984 – Mar 1987OI
Lane, Chris "Baby-doc"HM2Apr 1, 1984 – Apr 1, 1986NX
Buchanan, CharlesGMG2Apr 1, 1984 – Dec 1, 1984Combat System CGAs you can see, I wasn't on for long. (YAY!!!) Had orders to Subic in May, so I was a short timer when I reported. The only person I can actually remember is GMGC "Lucky" Luko. wasn't the greatest, wasn't the worst! (ship/com
Davis, GenePetty Officer 3rd classApr 1, 1984 – Nov 14, 1987Radio CommI often think of this period of my life. It was an adventure and a critical learning phase. So young - I wouldn't trade the experiences, travel and relationships made during this time which seems so long ago.
Bacastow, MichaelETApr 5, 1984 – Nov 20, 1986ET
Philbrook, MikeLTMay 1984 – Jun 1987SeveralServed as Communications Office, Admin/Legal Officer, Aux/Repair Officer.
Kruise, MichaelOS2May 18, 1984 – Sep 26, 1987
Schlinck, GeorgeGSM1(SW)Jun 1984 – Jul 1989MP
Marcus, William (Bill)RMCJun 1, 1984 – Aug 31, 1987OPS/COMMUNICATIONS
Gray, TomOSCSAug 1984 – Dec 1988OILike most sailors, I have fond memories of all my ships (some more fonder than others), but now that her name is lamentably missing on the waterfront, the ones we have become golden.
Saba, RogerEW2Aug 1984 – May 1986Electronic Warfare
Kauffman, RobertRM2Aug 1984 – Aug 1989
Anderson Jr, Donald R.SA(E-2) - BM2(E-5)Sep 24, 1984 – Jul 14, 1989Deck
Olson, Jace (Oly)FC3Oct 1984 – Jun 1988CM of Course (were there others)Hideeee ho.. send me a note if any of you really old run arounders see this. The mighty Reedster (Ogre), the Twins ( U know who U R), Ram dudes, Tas peoples and whoever else. I remember we had the Navy's biggest and softest bed in the Nato Mag.
Lacy, PaulTm1Oct 1984 – Jan 1986Don't rememeber, Whatever Sonar was.
Morketter, JamesOS2Nov 1984 – Nov 1989OIAnyone remember me? I'm currently living in San Diego with my wife Amy and our two kids.

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