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USS Hayler (DD 997) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Hayler (DD 997). 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 509 crew members registered for the USS Hayler (DD 997).

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

Young, JonHT21997 – 2000ERO1Truly an Honor to serve with the men and women during Operation Desert sheild / Operation Desert Fox!!!
Splain (Smith), JulieIC31997 – Jul 26, 1999CE
Gillette, GaryDS21997 – 2000CE
Ratliff Salunga, NikkiENS TO LTJGJan 1997 – Dec 1998Electrical; ENGMy fondest Navy memories are all from USS Hayler. What a great crew!
Lezama, WayneGSE2Jan 1, 1997 – Jan 1, 2001EngineeringNot truly knowing it at the time, but the people I served with on board the USS hayler DD-997 were the best!
Langford, EricBM3(SW)/AD2(SW)Jan 15, 1997 – Mar 21, 1999DeckI had a blast for my first time being away from home and enjoyed the friends I made
Langford, EricBM3/AD2(SW)Jan 16, 1997 – Mar 15, 1999DeckI had a good time onboard and met alot of new friends for my first time being away from home and seeing the world i had a blast
All, KristopherE-3/ EWFeb 23, 1997 – Apr 26, 2000OW/ OPS
Bennett, MardieET3Mar 1997 – May 1999CEProudly Served during Operation Desert Fox
Aguilar, CarloE3Apr 1997 – Jan 2000oi
Juza, ChristopherETCMay 1, 1997 – Jun 27, 2000CEA great ship and crew and some of the best port visits. I sure miss those day's in Spain.
Moore, MichaelSK1(SW)May 22, 1997 – Jun 8, 2001S-1
Mattis, ChetE-5/GSE 2May 22, 1997 – May 22, 2000Main PropulsionCan't believe that it's almost ten years ago.
Costanzo, GarrettEN3Jul 10, 1997 – Sep 27, 1999A-GangI loved this ship, their was a magic about her when you sailed her. The happest days of my life were down in the hole. The people of the Hayler will always be in my hart. May the Hayler always sail in our harts forever. anyone can e-mail me
Banks, StephenFC1Aug 1997 – Aug 1999CFYeah, what Joe Stephens said...
Eugene Tousignant, GeneDSC/FCCAug 1997 – Aug 2000CE
Tousignant, GeneDSC(SW)Aug 12, 1997 – Sep 1, 2000CEA great ship and great crew. It's hard to believe she's gone.
Tatomir, Dan profile iconEM1Aug 27, 1997 – Mar 21, 2002EE02To those whom i served with, it was an honor and i miss everyone. So many memories that i will never forget.
Gonzalez, Ruben DSK2Sep 10, 1997 – Apr 30, 2001S-1If I don't get a turn-in, you won't get your DLR.
Dixon, Robert SSNOct 1997 – Oct 2002DeckAs my first ship in the navy i learned alot and met men and woman i learned to remember the rest of my life i will never forget the experiences i've had. the last thing that was of importance before i transfered was i got to re-einlist on the ship
Deputy, JamesGSM1Oct 1997 – Jun 1999MPWhat a ship?
Smith, Terry (Smitty)OS2Dec 20, 1997 – May 2002deck/OIMy First Ship great times Great Crew
Witters, TonyET2Dec 27, 1997 – Apr 6, 2001CEHate to see such a good ship go, but had a great time while I was there. Thanks entire crew except ETC H. You know what I mean.
Richardson, DedrickSH 31998 –supply
Baldwin, JeremiahE41998 – 2001A divison
Keys, JaredLCDRJan 5, 1998 – Jul 31, 1999EngineerFrankenspruance was the greatest challenge yet best experience I had. I hate she's gone.
McGrath, JamieLTFeb 1998 – Aug 1999OPSAwesome MEF Deployment - great Wardroom.
Dean, MaggieENS TO LTFeb 10, 1998 – Oct 1, 2001Fire Control DO and Training DHFrom midshipman to LT, I sailed with many of HAYLER's terrific crew. From worst to Arleigh Burke Winner - what a ride.
Schupp, ThomasSTG2Apr 1998 – Jun 2001CAOperation Desert Fox Shellback
Washington, DavidHM1 (SW/FMF)May 1, 1998 – May 1, 2001MedicalWe worked hard, and we played hard. I've been on several ships since, but none have lived up to the Hayler.
Hohlbein, JustinIC2 (SW)May 8, 1998 – Apr 1, 2003CE
Spulak, BrianE-5/FC2May 27, 1998 – Jul 28, 2003Combat SystemsSome of the most backstabbingist people I've ever met roamed those decks and it was a crying shame.
Johns, RonaldET2(SW)Jun 15, 1998 – Mar 22, 2002CEI miss the Hayler and her crew.
Knapp, HeatherSN/EW2(SW)Jun 16, 1998 – Dec 19, 2001Deck/OWI can't believe they sunk Her!!! They sunk My destroyer!! The best memory was sitting for hours upon hours in aft stearing waiting....and waiting. Weird how that my best memory.
Hardin, NileIT2Jun 20, 1998 – Aug 26, 2001ops
Parrow, TonySTG2(SW)Jul 1998 – Sep 2001CAHow fun
Sharp, BrianFC2Jul 1998 – Jul 2002CESome of the greatest memories of my life, wish I still stayed in touch with everyone. Mills and Walker, you two will be my boys for life
Dickerson, ChrisENSAug 1998 – Jun 2000CG
Zainea, MarkE-2Aug 19, 1998 – Jul 25, 2000SMMet the most loyal and inspiring Shipmates aboard the USS HAYLER. The brief time I spent out at sea is amongst my all time favorite memories. THANK YOU
Hill, DavidE-5/GM2Sep 1998 – Aug 2001CGSad to see her go, by far the best ship I have served on. Yes Mike the best Gun in the fleet!
Wolanin, T.j. (Wooly)FC3/FC2Oct 10, 1998 – Oct 2, 2002CMI miss this ship. It was by far the best ship that I have served on.
Cardoso, JoseEN2Nov 5, 1998 – Jul 10, 2002A-GangI will never forget the momories.Hard to admit but I do miss it.The berthing wars while underway,greasing people,belly salpping the new guy,making them builge dive, A-GANG you know what I mean.To my engineers you were the best,and always will be.....
Jerez, EnocE5/YM3Dec 1998 – Dec 2002DECKI had a great memorable time on this ship seen some nice places and met some great people.
Hyche, Timothy  NEWE3Dec 1998 – Nov 2001DeckThis was a time I was trying to find who I was and what wanted to be. In this time I met an awesome group of people who I call my friends for life. I love the experience I had. I worked with an awesome crew.
Stephens, Joseph "Joe"GMCDec 8, 1998 – Nov 2, 2001Retired and living in Virginia Beach with my wife Joan and Daughter Sara. Enjoyed my tour except the inadvertant Deluge. And sombody needs to fess up to the shower hole, ladies. Drop me a line at
Stastny, StitchFC2 (SW)Dec 8, 1998 – Dec 2, 2002CGFor the ups and downs that we've had and the memories I still miss My first ship. Daps to you Mike It is true WE DID HAVE THE BEST GUNS OF THE FLEET. Fair winds and following seas to all
Stephens, JoeGMCDec 8, 1998 – Nov 2, 2001CM DivisionStill waiting for the "ladies" to fess up to "The Shower Hole". I'd also love to hear from an old HAYLER Sailor if you served with me. Feel free to reach out at
Malveaux, RichardSN/ EM3 (SW)Dec 10, 1998 – Aug 1, 2000Deck/I miss you guys so much, I will always remember the Hayler for my transition from a boy to a man. Thanks for all the great memories

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