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USS Harry W. Hill (DD 986) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Harry W. Hill (DD 986). 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 419 crew members registered for the USS Harry W. Hill (DD 986).

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

Dale, Billysm21980 – 1983comm 210-550-7386
Beane, Bruce BeanerHull tech and firemen1980 – 1985EngineerHad a great time on the Harry W. Hill! I had an argument with the Chief on my first day though. I went to Harry W. Hill High School in Lansing Mich. Thought the Chief was messing with me. Wow! What are the odds of that?
Becherer, JonSK2Jan 1980 – Jul 1984Supply - CASREPS, Overalls and Circuit CardsGive em Hell Harry, and we did Capt Hogan shootin the guns, Raiding the Galley at 3am for warm cinnamon rolls .... and those 3 Westpacs wow what an adventure.
Lee, Thomas "The Knob"GSE1Jan 1, 1980 – Jul 15, 1983EThis was truly the best ship I had ever served on. Where are you big galute (EM2 Huller) and sh_thead (GSM2 Shelar)?
Gilmore, JoeEN3Feb 1980 – Dec 1983A-Gang Oil ShackGreat times with a bunch of great guys. Rember IPE the Snipe and his Brute bottle.
Munsch,, PhillipSH3Feb 12, 1980 – Nov 7, 1984SupplyMany good times. Is 2005 and am loking to contact SH3 Christopher Margiotta. Will enter e-mail for updates from other crew. Always good to get reaquainted! GIVE EM HELL HARRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Probasco, Everett (Rosco)HT2May 1980 – Nov 1983R DivisionI enjoyed my time on the Hill. I hurt inside when I heard they sunk it for target practice.
Dearing, DennisHT2May 2, 1980 – Aug 21, 1983Repair/ FirefightingI was the one who set up the up the ship band. Alot of good Musician's......................................................................................................................................................
Smith, Steven W.STG2May 5, 1980 – May 5, 1985CAMy first ship, three WESPACS, twice through Panama and Ft. Lauderdale, San Francisico, etc. Great ship, great crew, great memories.
Smith, StevenSTG2May 5, 1980 – May 5, 1985CAMy first ship, after completing my Advanced Electronics pipeline - came aboard as a boot 3rd, 53 maintenance tech. Met her in Pgula during PRAV and stayed for 5 years, 3 WESPACS. Those were the days!
Smith, StevenSTG2May 15, 1980 – May 16, 1985CAMy first ship under Capt. JJ Hogan. when ASW was happening! 3 WESPACs, Crossed the line 4 times, Top Gun in '81. Did a lot of growing up those 5 years. Best ship of my 27 year career
Davis, Gerald EE3May 17, 1980 – May 4, 1982ODI`m proud to have served on her. She was a GREAT SHIP and a good Crew.
Mercado, RafaelBM2Jun 26, 1980 – 1982DeckWhat's Up too my crew who remembers me. My respects to the CO and EXO. I'm retired and enjoying life.
Chris, CherrieOS3Jul 1980 – Sep 1981
Allen, LinnIC1Jul 1980 – Feb 1985E
Bonta, James , IIBM1Sep 1980 – Aug 19831st /ODit was a wonderfulship, crew was tight
Kelley, CharlesET2(SW)Sep 10, 1980 – Oct 13, 1983CSI reported just after trip through the Panama Canal. Some really great guys and some real characters. A very remarkable 3 years and 28 days.
Jones, TerryE-1Oct 1980 – Feb 12, 1982
Moye, LarryEw2Dec 15, 1980 – Aug 18, 1986opsI am proud of my ship and wish i could do it all over again.
Wade, DouglasBM31981 – 1983That was one hell of a ship. Met alot of guys and have alot of memories that I will never forget. Odie, Halvy, Jerry V.,Denny T., Burr, Trent H., Cooney, Bobby S., Bam Bam & the rest of the Bros. U can reach me @ 262 843-2792, would love to talk.
Dearing, DennisHT21981 – Aug 1, 1983Hey Guy's So many good times. So many stories. Great times over the pond. Hope to here from you so we can tell them again. Dear Project Band Director. D.
Rittner, MarkMS21981 – 1984S2I was the greatest cook you guys ever had. My brother-in-law showed me a video of the "Happy Harry" being sunk. Couldn't help but get choaked up thinking about a great crew of really nice guys.
Glickman, EricGSM1981 – Oct 1984MPI have a different Email address that before and I forgot my password, Oh well please contact me at or call at 516-647-5646. I think it might be time to reunite soon!!! what ya think? GIVE EM HELL HARRY
Hazen, TerryBm31981 – 19833rdGreat time, with a lot of great people. This crew was exceptional. A very fun time to be in the navy. The West Pacs were the best! My email address:! Be glad to hear from anyone who I served with during the times!
Margiotta, ChrisSH3Feb 12, 1981 – Nov 4, 1984supplyWell, lets see Mr. Phil Munsch found me 22 years later alive and kicking here in Chesterfield, MO. To the crew from 1981-1984 I hope all is well and while I was in we sure had fun safe times, yeah right that ship was a floatin fraternity......
Moro, JamesET2(SW)Feb 13, 1981 – Apr 11, 1984CE
Ottinger, Lindy (Sonny)BMSNMar 21, 1981 – Feb 28, 1982DeckI went on Great west pac and had alot of fun this was a good ship to bad thay sunk her what a waste of our taxes
Halverson, DavidBM2Apr 1, 1981 – Nov 4, 19841stBest time of my life!! Looking for old shipmates to email me for possible reunion of the old deck force.
Godfrey, BobGSM2Aug 1981 – Jan 1985MP, I remember all good times like it was yesterday, eventhough its been almost 25 years. Alot of good guys and good memories. I think of you guys often.
Doremus(Katechis), ScottOS2Aug 10, 1981 – Aug 9, 1987OIAwesome times and awesome crew. You only remember the good times! Several excellent WESTPACS. Find me on Facebook! Scott Doremus
Glickman, EricSep 1981 – Oct 1984M PSo this is what happens when I leave for a while, they SINK my freakin boat! They didn't ask me if they could? how about you? At least we have great memories. If anyone is in nyc look me up. GIVE EM HELL HARRY!
Svelan, JohnPNC / PNCSOct 1, 1981 – Jan 30, 1985AdminAwesome ship and tight crew. It was a great experience serving aboard three great WestPacs.
Harbach, Gary-odieBM3Oct 15, 1981 – Jun 15, 1985DECkHave very fond memories of ship and crew.sorry to see her sunk as target practice.Sad day.setting reunuin for deck div.And other shipmates.please contact me for 2006. reunion god bless the Harry Hill and crew. give em hell harry.
Bird, Tony / T-birdOct 15, 1981 – Sep 15, 1984Great time! A lot of good people to work with! Memories of fun in the Philippines and Thailand abound!!! Wouldn't change a thing.
Dancz, TymSTG2Nov 15, 1981 – Feb 23, 1983CA (ASW)The Fighting Harry, great ship tight crew
Edison, TjTM3Nov 17, 1981 – Jun 10, 1985Tight crew and I really miss the PACS.....
Briggs, BobbyRm3Dec 1981 – Aug 1985OCHad great times met great people were truely the best times in my life old shipmates email me at
Pekol, ThomasGMMSNDec 15, 1981 – Dec 15, 1983CSMGreat crew. I had many great memories from our Westpac Cruise in 1981-1982
Elmer, SterlingBM21982 – 19841st
Mitchell, DarrinE4/GMG1982 – 1985CGLOOKING FOR SHIPMATES
Cavanagh, GordonSTG-21982 – 1983
Willard, HankSA1982 –1stcant get P.I. out of my system 25yrs later. just found this websight, thought i'd try and find Howard Bliss from Seattle. cook in supply dept.
Elmer, SterlingBM21982 – 19841st
Lipski, MikeOS3Jan 10, 1982 – Jun 18, 1986OII had a good time on the Hill. Went on two westpacs with her. Had fun over seas. JJ Hogan was in command when I came aboard. Came up here to the Portland Rose Festival 2 times. Still live here in Portland. Was sad to hear her get sunk.
Neill, WayneOS3Feb 1982 – Jul 1985OIBest first ship you could ever have. I was proud to be in the and to serve on the Harry W. Hill.
Peterson, KenE3Feb 1, 1982 – Mar 1, 1984Deck then ETWow, what a blast we had!!! I remember Rob Sheridan, Krejci, Halvy, Doug Wade, "Boats", Bonta, Burr, "Boom Boom Hogan" as CO and LCDR Collins. Living in Maine now, own my own business, and loving life. Cheers to memories. kpeterson@bro
Sato, Creighton (Zats)QM2Feb 10, 1982 – Jun 10, 1986NavigationBeen living on Maui since I left the Harry W. Hill. Life is great, Susan & I have been married for 27yrs & we have 4 sons. We are expecitng our first grandchild in March 2011. The lord has truly blessed us. Peace!
Louison, RandallE-2Feb 10, 1982 –Ships Service Man
Thomas, Denny (Boats)BM2Mar 1982 – Oct 21, 19861stThe best of times I would love to hear from any of my old shipmates
Kiesel, RobertOSCM(SW)Apr 9, 1982 – Apr 1, 1985OIWas the best ship I ever served on and Capt. Pollack was the best Commanding Officer one could ask for.
Lightfoot, David/ FootSRApr 28, 1982 –FPO SAN FRANCISCOLooking for old shipmates.
Winter, Alvin (Joe)LTJun 1982 – Sep 1983OI
Frey, TimothyYN2Aug 1982 – Jan 15, 1985AdministrationThe crew of the Hill was phenomenal!! I appreciated the friends that I made.
Trainor, JohnE5Aug 7, 1982 – Apr 17, 19861st and S-1
Jones, SylvesterTM-1(SW)Aug 13, 1982 – May 24, 1985ASWJUST MISS THE TIMES!
Purcell, Tim "Tex"YN2Sep 1982 – May 1986AdminHad a great time on HWH and still think it's the best trained crew of any ship I've been on. I'm finally calling it quits as a YNCS(AW/SW) in Oct 2006 after 24 years... I'll bet nobody thought I'd stick around that long (includi
Pogreba, Bryan GravyGMG2Dec 11, 1982 – Oct 26, 1986gunnermategreat ship and crew had alot of great time on that ship.seen alot of cool places.drop me a line

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