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USS Thorn (DD 988) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Thorn (DD 988). 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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Capt. R. E. Pearsall, USN (ret.), Commanding Officer of DD 988 from 1982-1984, is currently working in conjunction with the USS THORN DD 647 Association (who successfully "sponsored" DD 988 into the Fleet) to petition the Navy through the Congress to commission a new THORN. They are targeting the last of the unnamed DDG 51s so time is very limited and they need your help to get letters in the mail to Congress. Below you find the necessary documents:

Instruction Letter         Petition Letter



There are 661 crew members registered for the USS Thorn (DD 988).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 – 2000 | 2001 – 2002 | 2003 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Myers, TomFC2 (SW)1995 – Jan 2001CFGreat times, great friends. Sad to know she was sank. Feel free to contact me, etmyers@zitomedia.net
Oneill, GaryBM2Jan 4, 1995 – Aug 16, 1998ODWhat a blast I had on this ship! Great crew, lots of friends, too many good times to remember!And yes, I do remember "SKINNY" painted on the stern, and the Capt walking down the pier and seeing it.Miss the ship and crew!
Amayo Aka Mayo Man, Fergel Aka " I'Ll Have A Fergel Hold The Mayo"E-2Feb 1, 1995 – Nov 15, 1996ODHey all, I just wanted to say that the Thorn rocked! OD was alwats the it crew!! Anyway, has anyone seen Robert Eli Whitney? If you do, tell him to email me at famayo@westcoastfinancial.com
Miller, AaronOS2Feb 28, 1995 – Aug 28, 1998OII had the best time of my life will on the Thorn.
Neal, MichaelIC3Mar 3, 1995 – Jul 13, 1996combat systemsCan't believe the Mighty Thorn was decommisioned. Great ship and great crew.
Watson, JosephOS3Mar 26, 1995 – Mar 26, 1999OI
Krantz, DougDC2Apr 1995 – Jan 1999R-RepairMan I laughed for 10 minutes looking at these names Thorn was my 3rd ship and hands down the best. Ahhhh flight quarters. A gang vs R div...LETS GET IT ON!!!!! Rich you still love CDs?? Hamburg ohhh Hamburg. It sucks the sunk her. Later.
Hawthorne, JustinE-4/GMM3May 1995 – Jul 1997CMAlot of good times that will never be forgotten
Rowe, LarryE-6/GM1Jun 9, 1995 – Jun 29, 1997CM
Mercer, JeffET2Jul 1995 – Oct 1997CE#1 ET! Work Center Sup that kept Radio running smooth & a smile on RMCS Moore's face.....lol!
Minnick, Larry , Jr.ITCJul 15, 1995 – Mar 28, 1997OCOutstanding Ship, Top-Notch Division, Caring Mentors, Wonderful Friends. Thank You to ITCS (Ret) Bill Moore (LCPO) and ITCS (Ret) Marty Soder (CDS 18). I have retired within the same ranks as them!
Phillips, NishanCTR2 (SW)Jul 29, 1995 – May 6, 1999OTGreat ship, great friends, great memories!
Kent, SteveET3Aug 18, 1995 – Mar 11, 1997CEI had a great time, saw lot's of great places, met lots of great people. Wish I hadn't have left it so soon.
Blackburn, AndyEW3 (SW)Sep 1995 – Nov 1998ota lot of good times at least the ones i remember
Clevelle, JasonFC2Sep 22, 1995 – Jun 10, 1999CFPretty good time....
Bonaventura, PaulHT1Oct 1995 – Mar 2000If it was broke we fixed it.
Sanders, EricEN3Oct 1995 – Dec 1998A-GANGSTERSA-GANG IN THE HOUSE SCHLEPPS
Edie, MichaelCTRC(SW)Oct 1, 1995 – Oct 1, 1998Great ship with a great crew. No matter how difficult the mission was we made it work...
Berluche, CharlieIC2 (SW)Oct 2, 1995 – Sep 15, 2000CEAfter all the pain and suffering, I went through on that boat... I miss it. There were some bad times, some worse times and some good time. The life lessons I learned onboard Thorn are invaluable. Wish I could have went out for one last time.
Roy, MikeBM3Nov 1995 – Jul 1998ODHad a great time, Wish I never left. Anybody remember when we painted USS SKINNY on the stern?
Williams, DouglasSTGCS(SW) RetiredNov 1995 – Jun 1997CAHad a great time onboard. Great CPO mess with fond memories
Manaog, LordSH3Dec 1995 – May 1999S-3I had the best and worst times on this ship but nonetheless the most memorable ones. I really thought the FOG Watches were absurd considering the technology the ship had. Water secured, smoking lamp out /UNREP, E4 and below working parties-sucked!
O'neal, SidneyFCCDec 29, 1995 – Jun 16, 2000CFGreat Ship!!! Some great guys some of wHich I still see. I'm still active, no longer mk86, I'm now STRIKE and working at CSCS Dahlgren. Wish all of you the best. I had some great times onboard. Anyone wishing to talk drop me a mail.
Winfrey, TimIC31996 – 1999
Rafus, GlennE6/ET1 (RET)1996 – 1999CEOne of the best commands I ever had and the best crew!
Jones, KevinE3 MS1996 –Supply
Kressig, JamesEM2Feb 1996 – Oct 2000ELots of good times on this Old Girl
King, RoyGSM 3Feb 1996 – Apr 1998MPGREAT SHIP AND CREW. THE CAPTAIN AND XO THAT WAS ON THIS SHIP DURING MY TIME ONBOARD WERE THE BEST THE NAVY HAD TO OFFER.
King, Jr., RoyGSM3Feb 24, 1996 – Apr 15, 1998mpthe med/nag cruise of '97 was the best cruise i ever had in my 5 year navy career. the capt. and xo of that cruise was the best the navy had to offer.
Barto, BobHT2Feb 28, 1996 – Jan 23, 1998REPAIRCRASH HT SMASH MEF 97 ROCKED Any one have an extra 97 mef cruise book? I never got mine!!!!!!!!
Turney, Jody T-dogIC3Mar 1996 – Nov 1998engineering Had some really good times,and had some really good friends.
Stegemann, Scott D.DC3Mar 11, 1996 – Dec 20, 1999mp,a-gang,oil lab ,&dcTHE THORN EXPERIENCE WAS ONE THAt STAY WITH A PERSON. I MET SOME OF THE BEST PEOPLE A PERSON COULD KNOW AND HED SOME EXPERIENCES THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. GO SCHLEPROCKS.
Carey, Gorman Ray , IIIMS3Mar 28, 1996 – Sep 4, 1999S-2
Underwood, MaxCDRApr 1996 – Oct 1998XOBest crew I ever served with. Did more with less than humanly possible. No love for Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. Thanks for many positive Thorn memories.
Kiger, Rick "Kig"GSM1(SW)Apr 16, 1996 – Nov 20, 1999MPCool ship. Good crew. Miss some of the guys. Retirement is set for 31MAR06 here in FL. Going to be one heck of a party. How 'bout it 3 Generator "Brew Crew"?
Lockamy, ChristianE-5/RM2May 1996 – Jul 1999OCI grew up on the Thorn.....served with many good men that I will never forget.
Currence, Ryan AnthonyDC2 (SW)May 21, 1996 – May 16, 2001RepairThe memories of the "Mighty Thorn" will last forever. Best engineering plant in the Navy. No other boat could touch the Damage Control we had on THORN!
Fowler, JdDK1 (RETIRED)May 25, 1996 – Aug 26, 2000S-4 DisbursingWhat a tour! What memories! The best ship I ever served on, was sad to see the old girl de-commd. Hopefully everyone's pay record is still squared away.......I did my best!
Robinson, Demetrius C.ITCJun 24, 1996 – Dec 13, 1999OPSI reported to this ship as a First Class and had three an a half great years onboard. I completed two cruises that were great and met some wonderfull friends while onboard.
Schlegel, DavidFCCS(SW)Jul 1996 – Jul 1999Combat Systems
Rose, MartyCTR1(SW)Aug 1996 – Jul 1999OTI had alot of good friends on Thorn, Im glad I was there. But I wouldnt do it again. I surprised Andy Blackburn is still alive.
Medlock, Gregory MaddogMS3Aug 16, 1996 – Feb 28, 1998S2THE BEST COOK THE BOAT EVER HAD
Pearsall, ZackGSE2Sep 1996 – Jun 1999MPI'll never forget those days on Thorn. Learned a lot there and met some great people. Never thought I would but I miss it sometimes.
Archibald, Rick (Archie)SK3Sep 1996 – Dec 4, 1999S-1Made some great friends and had a blast at ports. Overseas was fun except all the unreps and crank duty in the scullery in the middle of the gulf
Bozeman, GregoryOS2Sep 1996 – Jun 1999OIThorn was the best shp and crew I was ever a part of.
Van Amburg, KristopherOS2Sep 3, 1996 – Sep 3, 2000OperationsKnow me give me a shout, well talk about hte drinks, troubles, and good times!
Love, AllenPC1(SW)Sep 14, 1996 – Sep 1, 2000Got my ESWS on there. This ship had one of the best Supply Dept. I've ever served with.
Huffman, MarkSKC(SW)Oct 10, 1996 – Oct 10, 2000SS01Best destroyer in the fleet during my tour onboard due to the dedication of the sailors I served with.
Bivins, MatthewE-3Oct 10, 1996 – Aug 16, 1997OD HEy the best of times with those lil dudes down in OD!!Thanks for the laughs and the momories.....wish my time could have been longer...but unforantionally it was not...but..."Here's to the crew....and the Cap. ---- Thank You!!!!!!!!
Nesbit, DexerOSC(SW)Nov 1996 – Nov 1998OIGreat crew great time.
Caballero, PaulCSCS (SW) RETIREDDec 31, 1996 – Feb 28, 2000S2Many fond memories onboard the "THORN in my side" Solid CPO Mess! Earned my star on that dog! Best supply department on the waterfront then. Too bad she was sunk--I guess now, she really is dead in the water.

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