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USS Moosbrugger (DD 980) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Moosbrugger (DD 980). 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 466 crew members registered for the USS Moosbrugger (DD 980).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1978 | 1979 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1994 | 1995 – 1997 | 1998 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Carter, DougEW31979 – 1981OITo the first crew of DD-980, lets have a ship's reunion. If interested, please email me. Maybe we can get something going... former EW1
Belter, MikeOSC Ret.1979 – 1984OINow retired I miss the friendships formed and the feeling of solitude of being at sea with our tail streamed independently steaming hunting subs. We put TMA into the surface fleet! Very sad to see it sitting in Philly.
McClure, MichaelQMSN1979 – 1982opsplankowner, she was the best,the crew made it that way, The Moose is Loose, left her for the FFG-34 was a plankowner there too. Haze grey and underway..
Kiernan, DouglasE4 Petty Officer1979 – 1982First I had a great time the 4 years I was on the Moosbrugger DD-980!
Lindsey, MarcDK2Jan 1, 1979 – Aug 31, 1982SupplyI was the Dispersing Clerk for the first 4 years the ship was commissioned. I had some great times on that ship and remember them quit fondly.
Potucek, CharlesTMSNJan 1, 1979 – Apr 15, 1980W-1 Good times on board the moos
Mcartor, Stephen "Droopy Dog"FTM2Feb 1979 – Feb 1982FoxOne of the original members of the SeaSparrow Crew. Survivor of Hurricane Fredrick, Gitmo, and Pascagula. Looking for Dave Ralph and Tim James.
Cox, JeffHT2Feb 1979 – Jul 1982mWas the best time of my life. Was a great bunch of guys. Meet my wife of 23 years and going strong while onboard. Never forget THE MOOSE IS LOOSE
McArtor, Stephen C.E5 FTMFeb 1979 – 1982Fox
Cox_jeffandmichaelle@yahoo.com, JeffHT2Feb 15, 1979 – Jun 5, 1982engFor all of you on the Moose from 1979 to 1983 who remember HT3 William (Bill) Jacob Felker.He passed away on Jan 26 2014. He was always proud of serving on the Moosebrugger and the friends he had aboard.
Anderson, DougSTGSNMay 1979 – Jun 19802ndPascagoula and Gautier Miss. are only two of the outstanding memories I will keep with me as long as I live!!
Hamel, Dan profile iconEW1Aug 1979 – 1981OI
Smith, DanielEW2/EW1Aug 15, 1979 – Jun 15, 1983OIOI Division on the Moose was the best..... EVER.
Vidal, Samuelqm2Sep 19, 1979 – Sep 19, 1985navigation
Bryant, JamesTM1Sep 24, 1979 – Jun 20, 1981WeaponsCommissioned the "Moose" in December 1979 as a Planker. Don Hall and Big Ed Weiss, where are you now. Don, believe it or not, I retired as a TMCS 1997. Who would have guessed.
Ward, DavidSTG1Oct 1979 – Jun 19842NDBest sonar gang she ever had. And Capt Dyer was the best.
Hartman, HenryBMSNDec 30, 1979 – Jul 16, 19811 stI've been out of the Navy for 30 yrs. I miss THE MOOSE those were problably the best days of my life
Porter, DS2DS21980 – 1983OE 02Blows me away that she's in mothballs so soon! I was on her first Med Cruise. Any other DS's around? Timmy Keating? Got out after 9 years Land locked in Kansas City currently.
Murray, JohnET21980 – 1984
Herrick, DeanEWC(S(SW)) RET.1980 – Aug 1984OI/OWFondest memories of my 20+ years in the Navy are those 4 on the Moose. My only regret is that I didn't get to serve with Admiral Dyer again. What a great skipper!!
Hoover, DwayneEN 51980 – 1981Eng.Was assinged to A-gang Div. was only on board for about 6 months. then ended up in the broke dick Div. at SIMA Charleston SC.
Marcrum, MarkTM31980 – 1984WEPS DIVserved 80-84 on ship for grenada and lebanon
Dell, MikeETSN1980 – 1981ETHad a Great Time in Norfolk for degauseing. Wish I could remember who dropped me off at the gangway the night before we left.
Leonard, GuySTG1Jan 1980 – Aug 27, 19842ndThe Moose Is Loose! Greatest sonar gang ever. Christmas in Israel. Tracking through The Wall. CDR/CAPT Dyer, God bless him.
Ross, JimmySM1Jan 1980 – Jul 1983OperationsGreat ship. The Moose could cut Loose. Shipmate from CO all the way down the line were the best. We made some great cruises.
Bone, JohnGSM2Jan 1, 1980 – Nov 15, 1987MThe best job I ever had. Met some of the greatest guys I have ever known.
Hackman, RichardDS3Mar 1980 – May 1981OEWent from FN to DS3 in less than a year then on to Orlando and Mare Island, Ca.
Balog, Karl profile iconEN3Apr 1980 – Jul 7, 1982Auxiliary DivisionJoin the ship 1st time in Benadorm, Spain...Was dischrge July of 82 Charleston S.C. came bk home to Ohio..only to re-enlist..lol
Carr, Robert (Cowboy)GMGSNJul 1980 – Nov 1983
Towle, PeteMA!Aug 15, 1980 – Jan 15, 1984OIThis was my first and most memorable shipboard experience.
Dekilder, DavidEM2Aug 25, 1980 – Jul 23, 1984ElectricalWow, it seem almost like yesterday... I remember so much, would lvoe to talk about the good times aboard the "Moose"
Sinclair, DanSKCAug 28, 1980 – Aug 31, 1982Supply
Niven, DanGSE2Sep 1980 – Mar 1985MThe best of times. While I was there I hated to hear "The Moose Is Loose". Would be nice to hear it again. Worked, Party, and Lived with some of the greatest people I have ever known. Shortness is a state of mind...
Miller, CraigSH1Sep 22, 1980 – Aug 20, 1982supplyRetired in 1991 SHC
Ihde, RickNC1/YN1Nov 1980 – Dec 1981
Hill, Obie L.GSM1Nov 10, 1980 – Aug 1, 1985MP
Rader, NeilOSDec 1980 – Sep 1984oi
Karnes, JeffreyOS1981 – 1982Ops
Harrison, MikeE61981 – 1984OE
Smith, DavidSTG21981 – 1983AS
Aubin, ThomasOS21981 – 1985OIMany fond memories of my days aboard.
Pagan, DickSK2Jan 4, 1981 – Sep 18, 1984supplymore than requierd, that was the moosbrugger and its crew we had our ups and downs but we were one big happy family best time of my life especially the north atlantic cruise in summer of 1983, never forget it,
Wring, James (Gus)E-6Jan 9, 1981 – May 9, 1985OIMoose was my first and best command ever. Spent 20 yrs in the Navy. A lot of mems, losing turbines in black sea, gunline Beirut, gun line Granada, St. Thomas a thousand times, Capt "Red", Mooning the OSA boats, Greenwood, Ray Hawkins, Pal
Matos, LuisGSM2Feb 12, 1981 – Oct 14, 1985MThe M Division fraternity was the greatest! But then again so was all of the Moose crew; with which I shared many memorable moments, both on and off duty!!
Stoker, Keith0S2Mar 1981 – Apr 1, 1983OI
Hood, Franklin T. (Sparky)EM3Mar 27, 1981 – Oct 5, 1985EngineeringI really miss all the guys, the MOOSE, stayed on the LOOSE.
Stoker, KeithOS2Apr 1, 1981 – Aug 1, 1983OIWhere are you Jim Wring? Was it Palatka? Call me 8506392074,8503230283
McCartney, Jeff E.FTM2Jun 1981 – Apr 1985Fox
McCartney, JeffFTM2Jun 1981 – Apr 1985FOXGreat ship. Had the time of my life on "Moose". Reunion sounds great! looking for John Cullen, Bill Elliott, Howard Rhinier, Tony Sparber, Ron Benge, John Thompson
Elliott, BillGMG2Jul 1981 – Mar 1985G
Garland, BrianOS3Sep 1, 1981 – Sep 2, 1984Operations"The Moose is Loose" what a call this was without a doubt a fun time to have serve in the Navy. I remember the Moose even had a tail back then. Sorry to see the gal retired.
Toohey, GeneGMC(SW)Nov 1981 – Dec 1984CAGo Mighty ASROC'ers! The Moose is Loose! Yeah, I enjoyed the MED Cruise, Grenda was a wild adventure. GITMO all the worst times then now faded good old memories.
Murphy, Michael profile iconOSCS(SW)Nov 1981 – Apr 1987OIWat a great beginning to my Navy Career. I really met a lot of great people, especially the OI gang. Those 5+ years will always be the best years I had in the Navy. We need to get the reunion planned and get togehther
Clayton, DanielEm2Dec 1981 – Jul 1984E-DivBest lady in the fleet. Those were great memories and i would do it again if the old girl was still around. Best crew ever served with. Hi Rusty.

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