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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 467 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
Dries, JohnENC(SW)1982 – 1985AThe newest ship I served aboard in 20 years, now added to the razor blade pile too!
Patton, WesMS-31982 – 1984S-2
Norton, Ronbm 41982 – 19851 st
Pace, Larryrm1Jan 8, 1982 – 1984ocgreat ship and crew. where is millines?
King, MarcDS2 (SW)Feb 1982 – Jun 16, 1986OEAnybody seen or heard from ET2 James Cameron or FC1 Doug Ward?
McDade, ReginaldRM2Feb 1982 – Jun 1984OCThe Moose was the best. Even though we steam alot, it was my best experience in the Navy. Mister I am getting out retired in 2000. Would like to here from the RMC Holt radio gang and ship mates.
Ratliff, KeithosMar 1982 – Mar 1985OI
Free, Dayton (Rusty)EM 3Mar 10, 1982 – Mar 4, 1984EngThose were the good old days.
Pendleton, DrewIC2Apr 12, 1982 – May 4, 1985Had some of the best times of my life. I worked with some of the greatest people Ihave ever known. Hope everyone is doing well. The moose will live forever! Would like to hear from those I proudly served with. 740-947-7247
Leone, RichET2/E-5Apr 15, 1982 – Nov 1, 1985OE
Harper, JeffOS3May 15, 1982 – Oct 17, 19850IWHATS UP ALL YOU FELLOW MOOS ALUMNI,I Have SOME REALLY GREAT MEMORIES WITH ALL YOU GUYS.YOU OUT THERE OS1 "T" BILLINGSLEY,LOVE TO HERE FROM YOU MAN!HOW BOUT MY GOOD FRIEND OS3 TODD TOBIN.I MISS ALL YOU GUYS,THANKS FOR 3 OF THE GREATEST YEARS EV
Byrd, WadeEN3Jun 1982 – Aug 1985E/A ( A-GANG )Most memorable and regretteble time of my life. THE MOOSE IS LOOSE i'll never forget it, or the shipmate's that I came to bond with. "Snipes Castle", I'll allways love you. You were a wonderful bunch!!!
Sparber, TonyGMT2Jun 1, 1982 – Jul 1, 19853rdHey, sure miss the old gang. Had a ball while on the Moose. Remember that Mail call off of Lebonon? Stayed in for 20 spent most of that time in Hawaii, retired in Bremerton WA. Now a social worker with the VA.
Aurland, NormanQMCJun 1, 1982 – Jul 2, 1987NAVIGATIONARRIVED AS QM2 AND DEPARTED AS QMC.
Gist, Leroy Bm1Bm1Jun 14, 1982 – Sep 23, 1986DeckSaw a name I havnt seen in a long time Greyhound
Reigle, JohnRMCS (SW)Jul 1982 – Mar 1985OCDuring my tour we were the best destroyer on the east coast. No one could touch us.
Thompson, JohnGMC(SW)Jul 1982 – Jul 1988GWas assigned to the Moose 2 times 7-82 to 7-84 and 5-86 to 3-88. Currently in Cleveland Ohio area.
Faison, Milton (Big Faze)RM2Sep 1, 1982 – Jul 10, 1986RADIO, (OCMY FIRST DUTY STATION, AND IT SET THE TONE FOR A GREAT MILITARY CAREER, THE MED CRUISES AND THE TOGETHERNESS AND TIGHTNESS OF THE CREW, WAS A LIFELONE EXPERIENCE, AND I MISS YOU ALL. TKS TO THE RM1 WHO TAUGHT ME HOW TO BECOME A RADIOMAN, AND A MAN.
Clinton, "Keith"IC1(SW)Sep 9, 1982 – Jun 15, 1987ENG/COMBAT SYSTEMS
Buchner, CharlesOS2Sep 16, 1982 – Jul 21, 1984OIThe greatest ASW platform in the US Navy under the command of Donald A. Dyer, CDR, USN. My profile at navy.togetherweserved.com.
Wyngaert, MichaelBM1Oct 4, 1982 – Apr 17, 19861st DivHay all just found my cruz book from the Moose after 17 years. There were some great times we did a lot the Moose was my best sea duty. I finished up as Command Chief at the Akron Navel center in 2004 - 28 years.
Pina, MartinEW1(SW)1983 – 1987OW/OILove to hear from the crew!
Zirngibl, MichaelMR2Jan 1983 – Aug 10, 1985RepairProud to have served. Remember the cow off the coast of Lebanon?
Diantonio, MarkSTG1Jan 1983 – Apr 1985cai can't believe how long it's been or no one from the original 89 gang is up here. great times hunting subs
Walter, Patrick (Wally)STG3Jan 3, 1983 – Jan 4, 1986CALooking for Pat Kelly, Jeff Lind, Mark Braillesford and anyone else who remembers those crazy times.
McLaughlin, Steven G.LTJGJan 10, 1983 – Jun 8, 1985Supply
Grimes, Samuel GHT2Jan 14, 1983 – Jun 10, 1986MI miss the old ship
Grimes, SamHT 2Jan 21, 1983 – Oct 6, 1986M
Ealey, CharlieSH1Jan 29, 1983 – Mar 17, 1984
Kopczynski, David (Ski Or Sluggo)OSSNFeb 10, 1983 – May 25, 1988operations OIafter two reftrays and 4 years 6 monthes and 32 days of haze gray and underway, the ship the CO'S and the crew are the ones who shaped my life and standards to truly be More than required thank you. when she got decomed so did part of me.
Hines, David "greyhound"YN2Apr 19, 1983 – Jul 10, 1986NAV/ADMINWASSUP MOOSE MEN.. GREYHOUND HERE IN JAX, FL ALONG WITH STONE, WEEKS, POSEY AND LANCE, ALL OF US RETIRED.. WHEW!! SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT PLACE TO HAVE A MOOSE REUNION. WOW GUYS 24 YEARS , GLAD TO SEE SO MANY OF US ON HERE AND STILL KICKING.
Doyle, Patrick NGSM3May 1983 – Mar 1985MPHello to all my shipmates. The Moose was first ship and I have alot of fond memories. Its hard to believe she's decommissioned now.
Place, EdwardSK2May 8, 1983 – Oct 18, 1984supplyGood ship And crew
Everett, FredET2May 15, 1983 – Jun 11, 1987OEWe always worked "more than required" and rewarded less than desired.
Joseph, Wade (Joe)GSEFN-GSE2Jun 1983 – Jul 1986MWow, some really fond memories. A great ship that had a great reputation to the end. Anyone remember Groz? Drop me a note if you remember me.
Mitchell, MichaelGMT3-CW2Jun 5, 1983 – Jul 7, 1985SONAR HOLEWell gang it was great watching Beirut burn and we had some interesting times. Me I made it all the way, Just returned from my last cruise Iraq 2007. I was the Old Man on the LCU 2019. The Captain (Hard to beleave HUH) Crazy 22+ years RET
Hafner, JoeEW1(SW)Jun 10, 1983 – Mar 1, 1985OI/OW
Cribb, ChuckFC2Aug 1983 – May 1987Fox/CFHad a great time on the "Moose". Made some great friends, especially GMGC John Thompson. Wouldn't trade it for the world! I miss all you guys.
Byrn, MichaelETSNAug 1983 – Mar 1985FirstWe were pretty good, weren't we?
Cribb, ChuckFC2Aug 1983 – May 1987Fox/CFHoping to hear from any shipmates. Hear Capt. Dyer passed away. Anybody got any info. Would like to find out about any reunion plans. We should get together guys. Please feel free to email me.
Marple, James "Marp"STG2Aug 1983 – Nov 1986CAHey All Glad to see some Ol 89 Guys on here. Remember Grenada.
Tarr, JohnRMC(SS) RETIREDSep 1983 – Mar 1985RMGreat tour for a submariner. Crazy times, crazy radioman, MACDade, Faizon, RMC Holt, Storman Norman and all the rest.
Christian, ClarkIC2Sep 1, 1983 – Aug 25, 1985Good to see the names of former shipmates.
Anderson, Craig (Sugar Bear)OS2Sep 17, 1983 – Mar 22, 1988OII MET A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE WHILE I WAS IN THE NAVY, BUT THE CREW OF THE MOOSBRUGGER WERE MY BROTHERS. I WAS TRULY SADDEN TO HERE THAT "THE MOOSE" WAS DECOMMISSIONED, BUT I'M GLAD THAT I FOUND THIS SITE. BEST WISHES TO ALL OF YOU.
Willmott, Russell (Russ)STG1Oct 1983 – May 1985WEPSAwesome time on 83-84 Grenada Lebanon med run. Grew up with a bunch of great shipmates on that cruise for sure!! Remember impromptu new years party off Lebanon in 84? Been in biz supporting navy since then.
Ray, TyroneE4Oct 1983 – 1986Supply Within my time in the military was the best time in my life. I can truly state the Moose was a place for me. To all my brothers who served with me on the Moose I will always LOVE each of you. Especially my Sk's brothers
Ciambrone, DavidGSE1Oct 1, 1983 – May 28, 1986MMy third and last ship, many fond memories
East, WaltLTDec 3, 1983 – Jul 1985MThe Moose is Loose! A great ship and a crew second to none!
East, WaltLTDec 23, 1983 – Aug 1985MPMPA onboard Moose Beirut Lebanon, Canada and Shipyard Pascagoula MS Retired 2011 CAPT CHC USN

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