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USS Russell (DDG 59) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Russell (DDG 59). 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 175 crew members registered for the USS Russell (DDG 59).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1995 | 1996 – 1999 | 2000 – 2002 | 2003 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Lhamon, James (Jay)GSE2/E-5Dec 14, 1992 – Nov 15, 1998MPPlankowner. Back in Michigan. Working in the power plants, still riding motorcycles.
Leggett, KenEW-2May 1993 – Nov 1997OWI got out back in "98 and stayed in Pensacola, FL. I own a drafting and design company, a far cry from electronics. I would like to catch up with some of the old crew.
Cusack, MichaelLifeutenantSep 1993 – Jul 1996WeaponsI was the commissioning Weapons Officer
Case, ChuckSTG1 (NOW STGC)Oct 1993 – Feb 1998CA
Knodt, KenEWC(SW)Oct 1993 – Apr 1997OW01She wouldn't be what she is today without that great bunch of guys (plank owners) who put her to together. Remember the times we had doing it.
Ramirez, TonyLTOct 1993 – Jan 1998AUXO, then 1st LT eventually went to PEB in San DiegoPrecom crew were some of the hardest working guys I've ever met. Believe it or not I sometimes miss standing mid-watch as an EOOW. Could never get excited about surface contacts at 10,000 yds. Never let'em see you sweat
Dickerson, DonaldPNC(SW)Oct 1, 1993 – Oct 17, 1996Executive
Aquino, RommelSTG3Oct 15, 1993 – Jun 22, 1997CA
Anderson, TimFCC(SW)Nov 1993 – Jul 1995CFPlankowner. Transfered to Fleet Reserves (retired) July '95. Got a job with Intel Corp., where I've still been transferring around (my choice): Aloha, OR; Chandler, AZ; Hillsboro, OR; back to Aloha, OR. Personal website is timanderson22.c
Dockery, TomHMCS(SW)Nov 1993 – Aug 1997XPlank owner. Probably the greatest bunch of guys i ever served with. Had the time of my life
Elizardo, ErnestOS1994 – 1996Anyone looking to connect with OS1 Simmons let me know, I still keep in contact with him and just visited with him last week.
Downes, JoshHT#1994 – 1997R
Christian, FurzeMS31994 – 1998SupplyPlank Owner Best time of my life!!! Great Crew and a lot of late nights. Still talk to Geoff Belcher all of the time.
Dahl, WayneE-41994 – 1999ss02Plankowner. great times. we worked hard and played hard. really miss you guys. i am over road truck driver now, and proud father of 2 girls and a boy. living back in colorado
Betts, BobEN11994 – 1997A-ganghello everyone. retired now in 08 ENCS. back home in Ohio working for The Ohio State University. lots of memories on this great ship.
Bryan, KyleSTG31994 –CIC SONAR
Hitch, EricSTG1Jan 1994 – Jan 1998CAThere is no ship like a precom ship one of the tightest crews I had the pleasure of serving on. Now retired in Virgnia Beach, Va. If you are in the area look me up.
Applebee, Robert (Bee)OSC(SW)Feb 11, 1994 – Jan 10, 1997OPS/OIPlank owner. Great crew, but boy did we have a lot of sweat the load officers.
Siker, ShawnSTG2Mar 1994 – Aug 1997CAGot out in 2000, moved back to MS and work as a Surveillance Tech at the Imperial Palace Casino
Barker, TommyE-3Mar 27, 1994 – Mar 27, 1997Best Time of my life. Sure do miss to BM Crew. Gibby Shovan,Chuck,Scott,MIller, Lots other friends.
Vassallo, FrankDC2Apr 4, 1994 – Jan 6, 1996R
Copeland, GregFC1 (NOW FCCS)Jun 1994 – Jul 1998CFGreat ship and crew. Still have good friends here in Virginia that were RUSSELL shipmates. I was a part of the commissioning crew.
Feliciano, KeoneJun 1994 – Oct 1997OWPlankowner. Great crew, awesome bunch of guys in OW Div. Left the navy in 97 to live in Honolulu, but somehow ended up in law enforcement in freakin' North Dakota of all places. And with 4 kids to boot!
Major, MatthewEMJun 1994 – 1997E
Vasquez, Dk1 (Sw/aw)E6Jun 1, 1994 – Jun 1, 1997Hello, plankowners: had a very good time with the crew, learned alot the ship. Good people. contact: isidoro.vasquez@smgworld.com
Miller, JasonE-4Aug 1994 – Jun 1998Deck
Roden, Leonard (Lenny)(RM2 & RM1)Aug 1, 1994 – Nov 1, 1998OC01Blank Owner "Greatest Commission Crew Ever!"
Hathaway, BradYN3Aug 1, 1994 – May 17, 1997AdministrationMan do I miss my old shipmates. Had a lot of great times. Hope everyone is okay and having a successful life.
Straight, William/billRM1Aug 15, 1994 – Sep 5, 1995OC
Taylor, JeffGMG 2Sep 1994 – Aug 28, 1998CO
Kash, SkipSM3Sep 1, 1994 – Sep 1, 1996Operations
Harmon, SonnyGSM3Sep 1, 1994 – Apr 2, 1996MPHavent seen alot of these names in awhile. Currently in Reseves close to retire as an MA1. If anyone has old pics email them to me please at nosu13@hotmail.com. Lost alot of my stuff due to the lovely hurricanes.
Gonzales, DavidSM3Sep 7, 1994 – Sep 7, 1998OC DIVISIONHELLO FELLOW PLANKOWNERS OF THIS GREAT SHIP. I ENJOYED WORKING WITH SUCH A GREAT CREW. I GOT OUT IN 98 AND AM AT HOME HERE IN TEXAS. GET BACK WITH ME AT dtalamantez09@gmail.com
Darby, PrestonEW2Oct 1994 – Nov 1997
Morgan, DanFC1Nov 1994 – Nov 1998CF
Smith, ChuckRM3Nov 1994 – Feb 1998Deck/commsMarried and have two kids. Got my degree in Aerospace Engineering and now live in CA. Liver still hurts from hanging out with you guys. One of the best experiences of my life. Shoot me an email. Love to hear from u guys
Francis, Avery M.GSM1 (SW)Nov 1, 1994 – Aug 18, 1995MP
Branton, DaveFC2-FC1-FC1(SW)-DISABILITY...Nov 19, 1994 – Mar 15, 1998CFAnyone out there? try the e-mail, it seems effective.
Semien, WymanSH3Nov 20, 1994 – May 9, 1997S-3Plankowner
Jett, Milton1995 –
Croteau, JeremyGSM-31995 – 1997Engineering
Post, SidSK3Feb 1995 – Aug 1998S-1Left the Navy and went back to Texas where I am now a Police Officer close to my hometown.
Campbell, JimE-5 FC2Feb 1995 – Feb 6, 1998CFIt was certainly not all fun and games with a tyrant as a C.O. but if it came down to a battle he was the guy I would want in charge, just lose the pink shirt!! When it came to fun there was no ship that could match the Russell as well !!!!
Volmer, JamesFC3Feb 10, 1995 – Jun 1, 1997COTransfered to the USS BOXER made FC2 then went to shore duty in San DIego then transfered to the USS PELELIU as a RAM tech.
Schreiber, MitchE5Mar 1995 – Nov 1997S4Had a great time seeing the world with all of you. Now living near Jackson MS. Guess I couldn't get Pascagoula out of my blood.
Hunley, DavidIT1Mar 8, 1995 – Mar 8, 1999OCMy email is dhunley@gmail.com. Look forward to hearing from any of the plankowners. Also, if any member of the current crews needs anything, let me know. Have a good one and my family thanks each of you for your service!
McNeal, Stephen (Steve)ISC(SW)Apr 1995 – Nov 1998OW / OZPlankowner for the ship. Retired now, living in Texas. Would love to hear from old shipmates!
Carter, MatthewFC2May 1995 – Sep 1998CFLeft the navy only to move back home to Maine and word as a Lockheed Contractor working on the AWS on none other than the new DDGs.
Weeks, JasonBM3May 1, 1995 – Jun 5, 1998OD01When i left the Russell i worked a while and then went to university. Would be nice to hear from old shipmates.
Stalder, SteveDC3May 6, 1995 – Aug 29, 1997"R"Great Crew, Fine Ship! My Liver still hates me from those days. Say Hello redeyedrc@msn.com ~The Russell's O.G. Problem Child "Why you open the door??"
Church, JonathanHM2May 12, 1995 – Feb 18, 1998NX01
Pardo, JuanGMM2Jul 1995 – Mar 1999CXMarried to an Aussie, lived in Brisbane for a few years, back in Oregon. Loving life!!
Elliott, Jeff/old GoatFC2 MADE FC1 AND NOW A CIVILIANAug 1995 – Jul 1998CFHello all, went to Great Mistakes as an RDC. Then I got out to work at Caterpillar. Still here in Illinois. Would be nice to hear from the old buds. Had alot of great times with you all.
Hernandez, AdamFC3 - FC2 - FCSN - FC3(AGAIN)Sep 1995 – Jan 30, 1998Hell if I rememberPlankowner - Drank like a damn sailer - Had a great time in HI - Now living in SoCal and working for IBM - Drop me a line anytime (714) 305-8741
Robbins, BrianFC2Sep 1995 – Dec 1999CFGrew up alot on this ship and really appreciate the friends I made and lessons I learned. I am currently a Journeyman electrician out of Hammond, Indiana and I am also a Realtor. Planning to move back to Hawaii in 3 to 4 years. Contact me

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