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USS John Young (DD 973) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS John Young (DD 973). 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 681 crew members registered for the USS John Young (DD 973).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 – 2000 | 2001 – now

Garmon, JohnFTG21978 – May 1982CBPlankowner
Switzer, KentFTM11978 – 1980FOXFunny how I hated the Navy but looking back now it was some of the best times of my life. And I meet the best friends I have ever had while in the Navy.
Cox, PaulRM31978 – Jul 1980OPS/COMI am a Plankowner. Precom to 1980. Miss all the other guys. It seems like time just flew by too fast. Well Gents may the wind fill your sails and keep into the wind and I hope you got what you wanted out of life. BIG JOHN lives in us!!!
Bragg, Robert BobFC11978 – 1982CGPlank Owner, Will never forget how fun it was to be part of the commissioning crew and our first evolution going to rescue a yacht just North of Panama, 13 straight hours of 35 kts. What a great start to a 23 yr career.
Kitchin, RobertSeaman 1978 – 1980BMStood watch, helms, lee helms, scrap paint lol. Ran paint room. Party too much
Gibson, Al "Bigal"ENCJan 1, 1978 – Aug 1, 1981MI was the Oil King
Jordan, J DQM2Jan 10, 1978 – Jun 16, 1981NAV.PLANKOWNER, HEY GERRY.....NEVER MIND
Defoore, MarneyRM3Feb 1978 – Dec 1979OPS/COMM - RadioPlankowner - "Big John" was home & you were family for a while. Lots of good memories like standing-by for "Big John turns". Be well shipmates, R2D4D5D6...
Simpson, RodneyFeb 1978 – Mar 19801stPlankowner Do you remember "Flank 3 Menikheim" ?
Hubbard, GaryGMG3Feb 1978 – Sep 1980G Div.Have alot of good memories and enjoy the ports we went to.
Kohl, Louis "allen"RM3Feb 10, 1978 – Jul 19, 1980OPS/COMPlankowner I love this ship.
Tolbert, MichaelE3Mar 1978 – Jun 19801st and FoxA Destroyer is a lovely ship, probably the nicest fighting ship of the beautiful clean lines of her, in her speed and roughness, in curious gallantry, she is completely a ship, in hte old sense.
McKibben, MikeDS1Mar 1978 – Aug 4, 1982My first and only sea duty. One of the best times of my life ! All we have left are memories ... but thats the best part.
Mozdrech, MikeOS2Mar 1978 – Sep 1981OIPlankowner
Stewart, David profile iconSTG1Mar 1978 – Aug 1981CABest command I served on. Great times.
Brooks, KeithGMT2Mar 1978 – Feb 19803rdPlankowner - great ship, Panama Canal, shellback
Desantis, Anthonye-3Mar 6, 1978 – Mar 6, 1982engine roomi was on the USS John Young DD973 back in1978 to1982 worked in engine rm. man e-3 , i enjoyed being on the ship & All the guys on the ship got 2 become good friends with a lot of them,954-559-2263 text,call me, anyone
Doyle, PopeyeMS3Mar 10, 1978 – Sep 9, 1981supplyGalley Watch Captain,
Parker, William (Spivey)DS1Apr 1978 – Oct 1982CEPlank Owner. Can't imagine any other place to have served. What a great crew!
Kemp, WillieSMSNApr 1978 – May 1980
Reichert, Ernie/sparkyRM3Apr 1978 – Aug 1981CR Division
Romack, MichaelGSE-2May 1978 – Sep 1978EPlank Owner I was transfered off for medical reasons. Had surgury at Balboa in San Diege. Was then sent to Great Lakes as Instructor. Would like to hear from some of the old gang.
Herzberg, GarryETN2May 1978 – Dec 1979CEPlankowner I remember our Capt Flank IV to be the best leader I have worked for.
Shepherd, Mike ShepGMG2May 1978 – Nov 13, 1981GNow that I look back, some of the best times. Like, going through San Diego Harbor at 23k. Serving with one of the best CDR. Menikhemim. and the friends, Tim King (rip) Kent Switzer, Terry White and many more. Thanks for the great times. Plank O
McMaster, NormanSTG2May 20, 1978 – Jul 1981ASW
Herzberg, Garry profile iconET2May 20, 1978 – Dec 1980operations
Brown, RonaldEN2Jun 10, 1978 – Jun 10, 1979Plankowner
Safron, John B.EN3Jul 1978 – May 1983MP + A
Powers, TimEM 2Aug 1978 – Jul 6, 1983ElectricalMy days in the NAVY were some of the best. My crew mates Jimmy, Brian, Uncle BOB, POPEYE, FREEZE, and the rest of the PLankowners. We all spent some wonderfull and memorable times together. In my eyes we will always be family.
Greer, SteveHT2Aug 1978 – Jul 1981RI was the first HT to report after commissioning. Stayed for 26 and reached CWO3. Big John was by far my best sea tour. I also served with the wild bunch mentioned by Joe Cooper. Remember the Chyenne Social Club and Fantail Five.
Bakker, BrettGSM2Sep 1978 – Jul 1982MPA fun ride with good people. Some hard work but more good times in SD and around the world. The best to all my old shipmates.
Ornellas, JohnHT1Sep 1978 – Nov 1979Shipfitter ShopI was proud to serve on the "Big John". Loved the speed....big grey hot rod. Good crew. After leaving the ship I did get to see a video of the "Big John" shelling a oil platform. Sorry I missed it.
Mongelli, Robert F (Mong)GMG2Sep 15, 1978 – Feb 9, 1982CSO2Sorry that we are all getting old.
Potter, NeilFTM1 (SW)Oct 1978 – Mar 10, 1983CB/CMHas it really been that long ago?
Grimm, Arnie Nickname Was ToadGSM2Nov 1978 – Nov 1979M divisionGreat crew from pre-com to the time I left for shore duty. I should have stayed for deployment.
Humphrey, BryanGSM2Dec 1978 – May 1982MPGood ship, good crew, good times Deep Freeze, Jim,Tim,Uncle Bob,Popeye,B1rd,doubleK,Fitz,and the rest of the crew who I donated a few brain cells to made the ship what is was. Thanks for the good times
Hlavenka, "Crash" GordonFTM21979 – Jan 10, 1983CB / CMJoin the BigJohn mailing list at
Meadors, JohnE-3Jan 1979 – May 26, 1982
Mathieson, Brock/ BrockmonsterQM2Mar 1979 – Dec 1982NavigationHello from one of the underground group, you know who you are! Og Monster, Jerry the Throbber, Binapple, Puddin' Head, Party Animal Jordan, Hunt the C, etc. Believe it or not, I'm now a doctor (
White, JosephLTJGMay 1979 – May 1981Deck, Admin, Ops
Reynolds, GeneDS2May 1979 – Jul 1982CE
Driver, Mike (Truck)BM 2Sep 1979 – Aug 19811st
Brodoski, BrianEN 2Sep 20, 1979 – Sep 19, 1981A Gang
Harrington, NorrisHT3Oct 1979 – Oct 1981
Learn, MarkDK 2Nov 1979 – Dec 1980SupplyI enjoyed my time on the John Young.

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