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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 716 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

Hartline, Kevin1989 – 19911stHad some really wild times....
Paige, DustinDC31989 – 1992RepairWill forever miss times, friends, and places that we ventured.
Rowe, GregOS11989 – 1992OIDoes anyone know where Weatherly's teeth are now? *SNICKER*
Bezdek, MartyDC31989 – 1991EngineeringAlways wondered what happened to everyone and the "Ray". Thanks Bush for the hook up about this site. Everyone keep in touch, Lets Party!!! Reunion time......... Marty
Everett, ScottE-31989 – 1992NXI hope everyone has a good life and my memories were to tell my Grandchildren to, except Bahrain, maybe a few other places. lol. Hope everyone the best.
Conway, NeilOs31989 – 1991OpsWanted to start catching up with people.
Zanden, Alan VanderOS2Jan 1, 1989 – Jul 28, 1992OII'm still in touch with 5-10 other OS's from 1989-1993 crew. E-mail me.
Czachor, StephenGMM3Jan 1, 1989 – Jan 1991CT
Fink, PeterDK3Jan 1, 1989 – Jun 15, 1992S-4
Roderick, Daniel/ RodE5Jan 1, 1989 – Feb 28, 1992engineering / mpgood times on the Ray ?
Musselman, PeterE6/ STG1(SW)Feb 1989 – 2001CABus Driver, Do you need a ride?
Facio, MarkGMM2Feb 1989 – Sep 1992CT
Roloff, TimBM 3Feb 1, 1989 – Mar 23, 19911stTo young and dumb to know it then, but had lots of good times and made good friends. Wish I was back in Phu Ket partying with Barry and Al. Or gettin drunk at the club watching Freeman and Kevin burn cigs between their arms. good times.
Stauffer, SeanRM3Mar 1989 – Jul 1992commswhat up? enjoyed my time on the Ray.
Brooks, DanielIC3Apr 17, 1989 – Apr 15, 1993Electrical
Obando, Gerry " Pogi "MS3 THEN..NOW.. CS1(AW)Apr 21, 1989 – Feb 21, 1992 S-2 GALLEY RULESssgood to hear from you old salty shipmate...I been living in Seattle, WA now, but soon will be moving to sunny Los Angeles, CA...but retiring in Manila, PHILPPINES.....e mail me shipmate:
Coan, RichardET2May 1989 – Sep 1993Repair 8SPS-40 SPS-55 SPA-25
Jacobs, Eric Aka "chief Jake"FCCMJun 1989 – Jun 1992CFWhat a great ship and crew! Remember Phuket? Talked to the old ,VADM J.C. Harvey last week. Life was good then. Anyone have a David R. Ray coin for sale??? Need one for my shadow box. Thanks and good luck!
Venzke, MichaelOSSNJun 3, 1989 – Jul 10, 1991operations
Holloway, W. GlennFC3Jul 23, 1989 – Apr 17, 1992CMSo many years
Widick, KeithGSM 2Aug 18, 1989 –ENGINEERINGIt was the best experienceof my life.
Colpitts, RobertRM2Sep 1989 – Feb 1992Operations/OommunicationsStill following the Denver Broncos!!
Lubrano, Jason/ LuubieDC3Oct 1989 – Jul 10, 1992R
Burnham, TimEW3Oct 1989 – Apr 1991OWRemember the gulf cruise from hell. Great times in Phuket though. Hey vander zanden, you still get sea sick?
Carver, MelOS2Dec 1989 – Mar 1993OI
Everett, ScottE 3Dec 1989 – Feb 1992
O'flynn, JimOS3Dec 1989 – Apr 1991OIGo Kansas Jayhawks !
McGaffney, Howard(mac)TM3Dec 15, 1989 – Sep 15, 1992Deck and CSI used to rock the boat in calm seas just to make you toss your lunch. Anyone else remember going D.I.W. In the Persian Gulf. If you can remember me I left the Ray in 92 cause my Father died of Cancer. I miss you guys, shoot me an email.
McGaffney, Howard(mac)TM3Dec 20, 1989 – Jul 15, 1992Deck/CAMac Here, Just found this sight and wondering if any one knew that our Captain is now the Chief of Naval Personnel in D.C.?
Freeman, BretOS31990 – 1994OIMy p-way was the "shiiiiniest"
Herold, WayneHT21990 – 1993What did you guys go?
King, StanleyEW11990 – 1991
Lyons, JeffFC31990 – Jun 1995Man, that was a crazy adventure! Hope everyone is doing fine.
Timothy, FitzgibbonSM31990 – 1992Hi! It's Fitz. Send me an e-mail so we can touch base at It would be great to talk to those who remember me.
Herold, WayneHT21990 – 1993RBeen in 3 branches of the military now. Hafta say my time on the Ray was the most "adventurous." I can tell sea stories all day, thanks to the great folks I sailed with!
Tracy, PatLCDRJan 1990 – Apr 1991XOEarnest Will to Desert Shield in one long, hot summer.
Grimstad, Davidgmg 3Jan 1990 – May 16, 1993cg
Salazar, Lawrence (Larry )E-2Jan 5, 1990 – Sep 15, 19931st
Velazquez, NestorBM3Feb 7, 1990 – Feb 13, 19921st DivisionI live in Baltimore, if anyone lives in the DMV or PA.... Let's have beer!
Riepma, Greg, the GreaseOS 2Feb 9, 1990 – Sep 23, 1993OperationsHola boys! Thats spanish squids, remember Tj? I know you do Joel. Lib-risk in UAE, Capt court in Guam, both worth it, Thx ladie. Flying w/ the Dead in Vegus, and Cleveland Nat. forest, eh Boys. Freeman, what happen in Marina Del Rey?
Grassilli, LeoLTMar 1990 – Aug 1992SupplyI was fortunate to serve on DRR.
Whitmer, JamesGSM2Mar 30, 1990 – Aug 15, 1991ENGINEERINGreally was a great time going overseas and seeing the sites. Hated how hot it was on westpac in the gulf! still remember when all the generators went down. Wish i could have gone to see the ship on the last day! Miss all my friends!
Deguzman, KikoDD 971Apr 1990 – Feb 1994SupplyRemember August 2,1990? We started the Desert Shield.
Doty, AndyFC1Apr 1990 – 1992Tomahawk.Saw her this year (2005) in Bremerton.
Ladart, SeanDS3May 1, 1990 – Sep 12, 1992
Schneggenburger, Edward L.QM1Jun 1990 – Jan 1993NX 01It's really hard to believe that the first and last ships I served on are now both decommissioned. My first ship the Clark was sold to Poland and at least I got to ride her on her final Deployment (Great Lakes Cruise)only wish I could of had the s
Berdan, MichaelIC1Jun 1990 – Jul 1993E
Gedrose, GareySTG2(SW) EO1(SCW/SW) USNRJun 13, 1990 – Oct 4, 1994CA (Command Augmentation)Rigging for tow Wespac 1990 followed by eye ball liberty Phillipnes. Missing the ENTIRE Island of San Clemente and losing NGFS for an evening. Block III Tomahawk missile turn torpedo at 3pm on a Friday before we pull in. GOOD TIMES!!!!!!!!!
Francis, JohnEM2Jul 1, 1990 – Nov 22, 1992EBest times, Great Crew. Egypt was Great.
Petroschek, JohnETJul 24, 1990 – May 24, 1994CE
Sturm, BrianGMM3Jul 25, 1990 – Jul 24, 1991WeaponsLooking for Mike Maccarthy, just wondered if you still play guitar. Hope to hear from you. Sturmy out
Niess, MarkSKCAug 1990 – Nov 1994S-1Sad day to see the ol' StingRAY laid to rest. Long live the memories and all who served aboard.
Walker, Dean / Dope FiendSTG3Aug 1990 – Jul 1992caProbably the best ship I was on. Great people and greater times.
Straube, RaymondE-4Aug 1990 – Apr 1992Supply
Reber, PatrickFC2Aug 15, 1990 – Aug 15, 1995CTRIP David R Ray.. Hope all my shipmates are doing well.
Binda, BruceMSCSep 1990 – Oct 1993Supply S-2Great FOOD! Great Crew, great deployments! Great memories!
Cooperider, Shaun "Coop"IC3Oct 1, 1990 – Nov 1, 1992EShipmates: IC2 Moore, EMC Kunzer, IC1 Berdan, IC2 Dimock, IC3 Garrido, ICFN Harding,ICFN Harrison, who else?
Waldrop, Bryan/drop DropMS3Oct 7, 1990 – Jul 11, 1994SupplyAnybody in Seattle, WA-contact me!
Eddy, Chris,head, Eddy MonsterBMSNOct 10, 1990 – Oct 15, 19921st divisionThese were the best days of my life. Looking for old shipmates especially some of my brothers from deck division aka dick division.
Nevarez, Brown BearSNOct 15, 1990 – Sep 15, 19921st
Wilkinson, John/ WilkFC2Nov 15, 1990 – Dec 15, 1995CGthe notorious Brat Pack with Grubbs, Eagle, Sexton, Van Buren, Bily and others.
David, OrtegaE-4 SK3Nov 25, 1990 – Nov 27, 1992Supplywhats up' were are my shipmates from 90-92, log in. Those were some good years Thailand, India and you know the rest! Just like in Vegas, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas Ha' Ha". Drop a line
Lefor, TadFCC(SW)Dec 1990 – Dec 1995CTHas anyone been stationed onboard the "Stingray" longer than me?
Davis, WalterRMDec 1990 – May 19931st/OPSWassup shipmates!! It's been a long time. I definitely hate that I missed the decommissioning. It would have been a sight to see!! Anyhow, definitely send me a shout!!
Hagen, SamOS2Dec 1990 – Jun 1992OII left the ship in Bahrain during the 1992 Westpac. Damn sure wish I would have stayed for the whole trip now. Sure miss all the good times and shipmates. It's funny seeing all these OS seaman names that grew up after I left.
McQuarter, MacPN3Dec 1, 1990 – Feb 3, 1992OPERATIONSThe time spent here was interesting to say the least. Anyone remember Good 'ol Capt. Wes Bergazzi. Fair winds and Following Seas to all my shipmates out there. God Protects fools, little children and Ships named David R. Ray. May she rest in peac

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