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USS Merrill (DD 976) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Merrill (DD 976). 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 576 crew members registered for the USS Merrill (DD 976).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – now

Miller, JimET3Jan 1992 – Apr 1994CE?
Halpin, TrentET1Jan 1, 1992 – Apr 29, 1995CSE1Worked with a great bunch of guys
Atterbury, JonCTR3Jan 17, 1992 – Dec 5, 1995OZIt was a great ship and a WESTPAC in 1995. I miss it, sorry to hear that it's been decommed and used as a target.
Fallon, KyleCTR1(SW)Mar 1992 – Apr 1995OZServed aboard three ships, and the Merrill was a strange one to be on. All I remember is being near the equator with no water, no air, and dirty feet!!! OZ division was a great one with great people!!! <><
Bartz, BradMS2Mar 4, 1992 – Jan 5, 1994S-2The Merril was a good command. I worked as a cook for the Capt. in dry dock mostly. Do not remember a lot but awesome crew. Take care shipmates. Retired as E-6 in 2003 and now I work at Lowes, ha ha
Lajeunesse, MichaelLIEUTENANTJun 1, 1992 – Apr 1, 1995CT and EW Officer
Snyder, ChrisIC3Jul 1992 – Sep 1995CE/CSE3Some of the best time and some of the hardest times. A lot of great friends aboard. i am sorry to hear that she is gone.
Becker, AlanSH 3Jul 10, 1992 – Mar 24, 1995Supply S-3Wouldn't trade it for a million dollars, need a trainning film, I hear the are in the Barber Shop.
Ayers, ChristopherFNJul 12, 1992 – Oct 3, 1993MP/Oil Lab
Levy, BillE5/DS2Sep 1992 – Sep 30, 1996Combat Systemswould do that tour again, well maybe except the yard period. i think one of the funniest div's was "RX". lol
Bertram, MichaelFc3Sep 3, 1992 – Jul 10, 1993CMMost of my time was in the yards and in the Brig in Long Beach.. They tried to send me to General Court Martial for selling drugs on the barge while we were in the yards.. But guess what I beat the case!!! FU Merrill!!!
Chavez, JimmySTG3Oct 16, 1992 – Oct 16, 1996CA
Crouch, TerryOS3Nov 1992 – Jul 1996OI
Baier, Darrick profile iconQM 3Dec 1992 – Feb 1997Navad
Helton, John E.CWO31993 – 1997
Puntanilla, Valentino/puntGSM31993 – Nov 1996MPWhat can I say, the people make the ship and the guys on the Merrill were the best. We took care of her and she took care of us. She was my only ship in the Navy and is proud to have served on her.
Endlich, MichaelDK31993 – 1997Sup
Conway, RichardE-4 to E-5/DC-3 to DC21993 – 1998R-Div
Brvenik, MarkEM31993 – 1995Engineering
Harley, Derrick "Chopper"E2Jan 1993 – Sep 1994Deckgood ship! almost wish i extended my enlistment.
Gonzales, Marciano Aka GonzoEN2Jan 1993 – Jan 1998A-Gangbeen on other ships but this one was the best I been on, talk about a crew that was there for each other, no matter what, the fun times on port calls, and the local ops for quals. To bad they had to sink her.
Dalena, Doug Aka "First"LTJan 1993 – Mar 1996DeckA good ship, a great crew. Drop me a line. I'm in CT and still in the reserve. Looking for Willie Sanders.
Meier, MatthewGMG2 (SW)Jan 3, 1993 – Sep 15, 1996CG/ODOD sucked, CG wasn't much better.
Stringfellow, PatrickE-4/CTRJan 3, 1993 – Oct 18, 1996OZ
Pich, AdrianSKSNJan 10, 1993 – Jul 15, 1995S-1Awesome ship. Yeah we had some shitty times but overall I had a blast. Thanks to all of you guys that got drunk with me or hang out on or off the ship. It was the greatest ship ever and the best crew to party with. Email me at
Rodgers, RobertEMCMar 1993 – Mar 1995Good memories from a short stay. Sorry to see her decommed so fast.
Conway, RichardDC2Mar 1993 – Apr 1998R/ EngineringThis I was my first ship in the navy and completed two west pack's I loved every minute of my time with the ship and crew.
Lopez, EugenioE4Mar 24, 1993 – Mar 23, 1997Nav/AdminMemories, I do miss our little Nav/Admin dept. Great times, the only ship that I had ever served in and proud of Westpac 95. Even though, I do regret to miss the ship's last Westpac. Hey,YN1 Vines, I do want to apologize on your depature.
Climer, JasonHM2May 19, 1993 – Oct 27, 1994NXBest TDY with the best crew I ever served with. Go figure, spend 20 some mill on overhaul and then send her to the bottom. Fair winds to all who served her.
Lenhard, DanielEM3 & 2Jun 1993 – Mar 1998EBest ship/command I've been at. Decommed her, and was sorry to see her go. Still keep in touch with a few other Engineers. Hey Punt
Dunlap, RichardET2Jun 1993 – Jul 1997CEwhat the F?! merrill's sunk?! brad, why do you never email?
Gill, WilliamMS3Jun 1993 – Jan 1997SupplySome of the greatest and toughest years of my life were spent on board the Merrill. Life long friends and memories were made.
Corona, RichardFC2Jun 23, 1993 – Oct 31, 1997CF
Haverstick, CraigSTG1(SW)Jul 1993 – Jul 1997CA & Hazmat
Brvenik, Mark Aka BonesEM3Jul 1993 – Jan 1995E
Alan Becker, AlanSh3Jul 5, 1993 – Mar 23, 1995S-3The Merrill Rocked loved the times I spent and the memories I made
Porcel, DavidE-5Aug 1, 1993 – Aug 1, 1996
Brooks, NicholasBMSNAug 14, 1993 – Aug 5, 1995Operations DeckGreat Ride
Porcel, DavidFC2Sep 1993 – Sep 1996CG
Stark, RaymondE-3Sep 5, 1993 – Aug 16, 19961rst divsion/supplyI had some good times on the Merrill kinda hated it when i was in but miss it now. It would be nice to have a reunion
Grant, AndrewLCDRSep 20, 1993 – Oct 1, 1996MP/R/A/CG
Koenig, RichardLTJGOct 1993 – Oct 1996Fire Control / Gunnery
Marnati, JoeOS2(SW)Oct 1993 – Apr 1996OI
Williams, Darylgsm3Oct 31, 1993 – Apr 20, 1996engineeringwow
Rothermel, JasonEMSNNov 1993 – Aug 1995E
Hendrix, Jason JimmyBM3Nov 1993 – Oct 19, 19951straju, bm3 spanky, crazy Jew Perk,
Hendrix, Jason "jimmy"BM3Nov 1993 – Oct 1995OD1I remeber doing a lot of fight deck hours for that SH-60. Doing helmsman, look-out, messanger, & BMOW. How about those UNREPS, are your ares still hurting from pulling those lines over? In NW Arkansas,, updated 4-22-09
Natividad, TonyOS2Dec 1993 – Jun 1997OI
Brady, JamesGM2Dec 15, 1993 – Dec 15, 1997Deck/CSStationed back in the states after 3 years in Italy. Email me if you knew me at!!!
Rucker, JeffreyFC2Dec 29, 1993 – Dec 31, 1997CMWhen did they sink the greatest Ship ever? This Sucks! Anybody still in San Diego? Bat, email me. Nelson you were not in FOX you were in CF you idiot!!

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