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USS Benfold (DDG 65) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Benfold (DDG 65). 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 180 crew members registered for the USS Benfold (DDG 65).

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Cotton, MichaelHT3Oct 28, 1992 – Sep 20, 1998RepairPlank owner
Weymouth/wangtooth, DanielHT1 (Retired)Sep 1, 1993 – Jul 1, 1995RepairPlank Owner. Hats off to my shipmates. You folks were the best.
Bodan, HarryE4/MS31994 – Dec 1997Plank Owner- I had great times, always remember everyone
Kallner, PaulaEN3Jan 15, 1994 – Aug 15, 1996A DivisionPLANKOWNER
Harris, JaniceRMCMar 19, 1994 – Nov 30, 1998OCPlankowner
Zambrana, Bob (Ruperto)HT1Apr 1994 – Nov 1999RepairPLANKOWNER
Edinger, TroyOS1Jul 10, 1994 – Jul 10, 2000OIReported as OS2 left as OS1. One of the best tours of my career. Plankowner.
Giovanniello, Joanne "Gio"SM3Oct 1994 – Apr 1997OperationsPlankowner, went on to the USS Seattle AOE-3 out of Earle, NJ where I honorably discharged as SM2--looking to say Hello to some old friends and shippies!! Email me HI!
Kelley, ShawnFC2Oct 1994 – Aug 1996Combat Systems (Aegis)Plankowner
Bowen, ToddET1 (SW)Nov 1994 – May 1998CEPlank Owner, CE division LPO. Retired Chief from NAS JRB Ft Worth Tx. This brings back alot of memories, with not all of them GOOD by any means(chuckle). She is THE Best damned Ship in the Navy, bar none. and Bartz KMA,
Newe, AxelLTDec 11, 1994 – Apr 9, 1997Navigator and Administrative OfficerPlankowner; Precomm Det OIC, Navigator & Administrative Officer and general shitty jobs officer. Pascagoula, MS has to be the sorriest excuse for a duty station in the Western Hemisphere!
Schlauch, DavidOS1995 – Dec 1996Plankowner
Haley, JohnSN1995 – 1996ODGod bless all my prior shipmates.
Mecolick, KristopherE21995 – 1996MSplankowner - I was young and nieve and look back and miss the time I spent in the service.
Kennybrew, ReginaldE6/GSM1 Retired1995 – 1997MP DivisonPLANK OWNER!! It's been awhile since the best group of sailors ran the best ship in the fleet.
Thomas, RitaOS21995 – Sep 1998OI
Regec, EdwardSKC1995 – 1998S1
Tylrer, YolandaDKC1995 – 1998S4PLANKOWNER
Fluharty, FluE4 IC3Jan 1, 1995 – Jun 15, 1999EI was in the IC shop while in E division but my early discharge allowed me to leave before it became a part of CE I was honorably discharged the day the ship set sail on it's second west pac deployment
Newe, AxelLT/O3Jan 2, 1995 – Apr 9, 1997Nav/AdminPlankowner
Newe, AxelLT/O3Jan 2, 1995 – Apr 9, 1997Nav/Admin
Moore, JonathanOPERATIONS SPECIALIST 3Feb 1995 – Jul 26, 1997OII was one of the original crew that brought the ship from Pascagoula Mississippi to San Diego. I had the honor of being a plankowner for the USS Benfold and I made OS 3 on that ship. It is a one of a kind ship and the people on it were great
Fernwault, LeeSTG2(SW)Feb 1995 – May 1999CAThe Best Damn Sonar Crew Ever.
Pickett, MikeFC2(SW)Feb 1995 – Sep 8, 1998CFPlankowner
Bludworth, ScottOSCS(SW)Feb 1, 1995 – Jun 9, 1999OIPlank Owner.
McCormick, Brian "Mickey"STGSNMar 1995 – Jan 1996I was a plankowner on the then uncommissioned Benfold, but unfortunately received a DUI and was later medically discharged from military service. Hey all who remember me from back then; drop me a line sometime!
Miller, Josie/ Baby DocHNMar 1995 – 1997MEDICALPLANKOWNER
Petty, MichaelGM2/GM1Mar 9, 1995 – Aug 15, 2000CGPlankowner. One of the best commands ever. Had allot of fun and wish I didn't have to retire.
Montgomery, Merdena (Dena)SH3Apr 1995 – Nov 25, 1997S-3PLANKOWNER
Curry, GuppieGMG3Apr 15, 1995 – Aug 1997Combat Systems
Bravo, PabloDC 2Apr 16, 1995 – May 11, 1998RPlankowner
Trapasso, EricMS 3May 10, 1995 – Dec 28, 1998S-2Plankowner. Proud to have served. Looking foward to coming back to the Navy!
Valentine, HammerEN2May 10, 1995 – Sep 15, 2000A-GangSend me an email to
Hoch, BrianDCCS(SW)Jun 1995 – Jun 1997RPLANKOWNER....By far the BEST I had the privilage to serve aboard.
Wood, MonitaYN1(SW)Jun 1995 – Aug 1998NXThis will be so cool to see the crew again!
Manske, Jimdc1/dcc(sw)Jun 1995 – Jun 1999repairplankowner
Futrell, RooseveltSH1(SW)Jun 19, 1995 – Oct 15, 1997S-3Plank Owner
McQuisten, JoeGSM2Jul 1995 – Aug 2000Main Propulsion
Hensley, Sheldon (Henz)SK1Jul 1995 – Dec 1999S-1 SupplyPlankowner, Alot of great memories. Getting ready to retire, but one of my best ships. Feel free to email
Gurney, MichaelFC2Jul 1995 – Jul 1999CFHello all, Many memories: good and bad. I caught the research bug and am a grad student haunting the halls of acedemia studying infectious disease. Drop me a line people. Anyone heard from Young or Pickett. Geo, how are things?
Graham, AndrewQM2Jul 1995 – Nov 1997Plank Owner
Kwong, TimothySH3/E-4Jul 1995 – Nov 17, 1996S3Hoping to reconnect with fellow Plankowners. Enjoyed my time onboard.
Jump, PaulFC2Jul 1, 1995 – Apr 4, 1997CFPlankowner
Johnstone, jeremyBM-3Jul 11, 1995 – Jan 10, 2000ODPlankowner, good times good times, well when i got out of the navy i drifted for a little while then met my wife who staighten me up and put me on the right course, gave me two beautifull girls. anyone want to contact me feel free to do so.
Wilson, DanEN3Aug 1995 – Jun 1998Auxilary~Plankowner~ Goodtimes
Estes, DamonSTG1Aug 18, 1995 – Jan 6, 2001CAPlank Owner Retired now living in a small town in Eastern Wa. Anybody know where GM1 Petty is now?
Anthony, StevenYN2Aug 26, 1995 – Jul 13, 1998Admin/ExecutivePlankowner, 1st deployment, Reported as YNSR, Left as YN2, Ship's Legal Yeoman. Hello Benfold Shipmates, So what has everyone learned from this experience and how did everyone turn out after Benfold? It was a Great Experience that I Miss
Abreu, NelsonAug 26, 1995 – Oct 31, 1998CF 01Plank Owner. Best dam ship I ever served on. I am sitting at home now retired. Done seeing the world. If anybody wishes to talk to me feel free to email me.
Rivera, HectorSTG3Sep 1995 – Aug 1996Plankowner. Great ship, great memories in MIssissippi and commisioning in SD. Went to BOOST and now a LT, serving at HSL-44 and flying SH-60B. Drop me a line and say hello.
Wiseman, AdamGSM 3Sep 1, 1995 – Feb 7, 1999MPPlank Owner
Ferguson, FergieGSM2Sep 1, 1995 – Feb 5, 1999MPHello everyone. I am proud to have been a part of the "BEST DAMN SHIP IN THE NAVY" I am a GSM1 currently serving on USS GETTYSBURG(CG-64) as EM divsion LPO. Homeported in Mayport. Finding this website and reading the names brought back memories
Zellers, SteveOS2(SW)Sep 1, 1995 – Mar 18, 1998OILast Naval Command before I changed over to the Marine Corps... Can't forget all those Motel parties in Pascagoula..... Just seen the Benfold down in San Diego after deploying on the Tarawa... She still looks pretty good....
Crase, Derek (Crazy)FC3 / FC2 (sw)Oct 1995 – Jul 1999Combat Guns (CG)PLANKOWNER... This was my favorite command, so many good friends, so many good memories.
Gaddie, DarylQM2/QM1(SW)Oct 20, 1995 – Dec 15, 1999nav/adminOne of the best commands I had the pleasure to be stationed at.
Gonsalves, DonnieIC#Oct 28, 1995 – Jun 10, 1998MP / EPLANKOWNER. Worked with the GSM's, the GSE's and finally struck out as a IC3. Some of my friends on this ship were my closest friends. It was fun while it lasted. I am certainly enjoying the life I currently have.
Jones, DavidE3Nov 15, 1995 – Apr 15, 1997ODhah! Plank Owner yea... if i could trade it in and get my Bachelors in International Marketing i would but i have to finish that after i walk this Winter 09 for my Accounting Degree, Kimberly Jones give me a shout. (google oren glenn booth)
Fry, TyNC1Nov 15, 1995 – Feb 28, 1998EXECPlankowner
Landis, JeremiahBM3Nov 28, 1995 – Jul 11, 1998ODPlank Owner
James, BrianE-3Nov 28, 1995 – Jan 1998DeckPlank owner
Hollingsworth, JosephFC1(SW)Dec 4, 1995 – Jan 1, 2001CG
Rodrigue, CoreySTG2Dec 4, 1995 – Sep 2, 1998Sonar
Ham, RodneyOSC/E7Dec 4, 1995 – Jan 1, 1999OIBest duty I've ever had
Kelley, BenjaminBM1 SWDec 4, 1995 – Aug 24, 1998deckit was a memoriable tour and would love to one day see or hear from everyone.
Satterly, MatthewFC2Dec 4, 1995 – Jan 29, 2001CF
Betzold, JaySM3Dec 15, 1995 – Sep 23, 1996OCPLANK OWNER "Laughter, Tears, Memories that will last FOREVER"
Galindo, ElenaFCC(SW)Dec 26, 1995 – Apr 16, 1997CG/CSPLANKOWNER. Returned for 2nd sea duty tour. Have some great memories...both times. Yeah...I made Chief...who the hell let that happen. We all need HATERS in the world =) Keep It Real Folks.

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