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USS Decatur (DDG 73) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Decatur (DDG 73). 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 103 crew members registered for the USS Decatur (DDG 73).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1997 | 1998 – 2001 | 2002 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Bushnell, JohnGSM21998 – 2002MPI had a great time on board the Decatur and met alot of good friends. john.bushnell@mirant.com
Johnson, JeremiahET2Jan 1, 1998 – Nov 11, 2000CEI'll never forget flying home from Jacksonville to be there when my son was born and meeting the ship in Puerto Rico. Thanks to Chief McKeithen and CAPT Knollman for that. Currently at NNPTC Chstn, SC
Schaefer, PhillipIT3Jan 2, 1998 – Feb 4, 2001OC01Great to see you guys here!! Hope all is well! Vinny Alia will never make third class!!! LOL!
Sahagun, LeeDCCS(SW)Jan 3, 1998 – Aug 1, 2001Repair
Thomas, Chris (Big T)SM1Jan 4, 1998 – Sep 4, 2002ocmiss you guys
Jones, Vestina (Tina)SHIP'S SECRETARYJan 8, 1998 – Dec 12, 1999Ship OfficePlank Owner. Hello fellow plank owner shipmates.
Osborne, Mac profile iconSH1 SWFeb 1, 1998 – Aug 4, 2001S-3Assume crew of my career from precom to comishining in Portland organ to our maiden cruise the crew was the best.
Matthews, DeandreOSC(SW)Mar 3, 1998 – Jan 20, 2002OIOkay, I was an OS2/OS1 on the ship. great time, great people. Had really good memories.
Ott, MattLT/LCDRMar 3, 1998 – May 13, 2000Commissioning Supply OfficerBest Life Experience to date with the finest crew ever. From Bath Built is Best Built to AGE QUOD AGIS - this ship and our team were built to fight and excel. The memories only age better in time...Our Shipmates continue to shine.
Dooley, JosephIC2 (SW)Apr 6, 1998 – Mar 20, 2003CS/CE03 Oh yeah AFT IC was the spot...It seemed like it would never end and one day it was all over and you find yourself missing the things you never thought you would. I would have to say I would only do it all over if it were with the same group of people. Plankowner 4 LIFE.
Rothbauer, ChrisFRSep 1998 – Jul 2001Electrical EE01blab blab blab
Wajvoda, Andy/wojoFC1 THEN FCCOct 3, 1998 – Oct 30, 2000CM TomahawkBy far this was the best ship I ever served on. With Capt Gumataotao, we could do no wrong. The Maiden Voyage to various ports in the Pacific Ocean was one of my greatest memories. sn00pydwg@hotmail.com
Sulli, DavidPC2Oct 27, 1998 – Jan 6, 2002SupplyAlthough only a short period onboard still had a great time. Chalked up another deployment, busted some drug trafficers in the gulf and passed out mail. Sweet!
Winfrey, JayEN1Nov 1998 – Sep 2002Original Plank Owner. Wus up ENG Dept! Remember all the good times from Maine to San Diego? I'm now in NAS Corpus Christi, TX. Keep in Touch....jonathan.winfrey@navy.mil or jayshan220@yahoo.com.
Evans, JacquelineEM1Nov 6, 1998 – Jun 8, 2002ELECTRICALPLANKOWNER
Reddig, JeffEW1Mar 1, 1999 – Jul 8, 2003OT02Two in every port
McGee, RichFC2Jun 15, 1999 – Mar 8, 2003CFMade some great friends while onboard. Now a civilian employee doing electronics for the B1B at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City
Kim, PeterFC2(SW)Sep 8, 1999 – Aug 11, 2004Combat WeaponsSurprisingly, I miss the haze grey and all the fun and interesting stories that come from being onboard. I thought I'd never say that I had fun on the might 73. Age` Quod Ages`!!!
Mauler, JenniferSN to DC3Nov 1999 – Mar 2002OD then ER
Edwards, DeeSK1 (SW)Nov 3, 1999 – Aug 12, 2003SupplyI am currently part of an embedded training team serving in Afghanistan. I really miss the ship and the crewmembers I served with and the great time we had in Australia. If anyone wants to chat about old times, I would be happy to hear from you.
Donohue, Sean Aka. PeanutDC2Dec 4, 1999 – Dec 6, 2004OD 1.5 yrs then ERI have to agree with Rizzo on the 1st deployment. good times on that deployment. A lot of port visits and A LOT of booze. deck division was cool, weigand, alia, breden, skinner, orozco. etc. ER division, couldnt beat that. good people there
Donohue, SeanSEAMEN APPRENTIC - DAMAGE CONTROLMAN 2ND CLASSDec 4, 1999 – Dec 8, 2004OD THEN ER
Rizzo, Ray/riz/coach And A Few Others I Can'T SayCTA2(SW)Dec 10, 1999 – Oct 1, 2002OINever will there be a deployment like our maiden one of 2000. Wish the second was as cheery but oh well. Club CDF and my DC brothers, thanks!! My ballers, don't forget beating Stennis and ending a 55 game run. AFT IC, thanks for letting me han
O'Rourke, JustinOS2(SW)Jan 1, 2000 – Jan 1, 2006OIMan.. Where does one begin. This was by far the best ship I ever served on. OI Divison was a family and occasionally we throw a QM or CT in the mix. You know who you were. The Navy needs to clone us for other ships.
Jorge, CaveroEN3Mar 12, 2000 – Aug 15, 2003A-gangGreat 1st deployment!!! got addicted to all the partying. Good people, friends. Im still traveling on my own now when I can. Ive become an alcoholic and a sex addict. Its great!!
James, PhillipGSM2 (SW)Aug 11, 2000 – Mar 7, 2003MP
Brower, Donald (Don)CTRC(SW)Sep 6, 2000 – Apr 21, 2003OT/OC/ON
Provo, EricHMCOct 5, 2000 – Sep 23, 2003MH01/MEDICALI miss the ship and the crew. I would have to say that it was one of the best tour(s) that I've experienced and I really enjoyed being there.
Luebke, ChesterIT2(SW)Nov 24, 2000 – Dec 12, 2004OC01Everything is Kung Fu!
Stewart, AndrewOS2/E-5Dec 2000 – Jan 2005OSIn a Haze gray far far away. It's crazy that it's been 15 years since I've seen that ship, and experienced so many crazy adventures. It was fun my friends.
Collins, GaryOS2Dec 20, 2000 – Apr 7, 2006OIIf you remember me, you know how much fun we had on that boat. No worries guys. All gets better soon.
Starcher, AdamFC32001 – 2003CFIt Was An Honor To Serve With All Of You!
Harms, CoryIT2Feb 12, 2001 – Jun 3, 2004OCI'll never forget my experiences on the ship or in the Navy. Especially with my IT family.
Tiller, GregDK1 (SW)Mar 1, 2001 – May 30, 2004This is the one and only DK1 aka GT. holla at a brother. Take care
Futch, BenITCMar 15, 2001 – Apr 13, 2003OCOld retired ITCS now...working in networking
Oppedal, Derek / OpieOS2Jun 10, 2001 – Apr 24, 2006OI, BABY...OIWHAT IS GOING ON ON MY BOAT? NO NEW PICS, NO OLD PICS MAN THIS HAS GOT TO CHANGE OR I AM COMING BACK THER TO STRAIGHTEN OUT SOME FOLKS.
Hansman, DanielleSN-GM2 (SW)Aug 28, 2001 – May 14, 2005COI had a great time there, made a lot of friends and learned a lot.
Wright, "wrighteous", "big Worm"FC3Oct 2001 – Nov 2006WepsWhat up to all those who remember me!! Epic port visits and some great lifelong friendships were made. Do you guys remember the Cpt Thebaud Captains masts on TV?!?!? Better than any reality TV show on network now. Gimme a holla on facebook!
Newbill, HaroldCTT2(SW)Oct 9, 2001 – Jun 6, 2004OWLots of memories from Decatur. Sure miss it sometimes. Thanks for those who made it great. Remember Hong Kong, Bali, Darwin and other places. Also remember Crapsackus Maximus
Rojo, AdrianQM3Nov 15, 2001 – Oct 15, 2005EngineeringGood times! Made many friends and memories. The lack of morale sucked but it made up by having friends who always kept you motivated and made you laugh.
Banks, CordeliaCTT2(SW)Dec 2001 – Aug 29, 2005OWI had some great times on Decatur and met a lot of great people on board.
Guerra, WilderET3(SW)Dec 26, 2001 – Apr 17, 2006CE and OL3 deployments, 4 COs, 3 CMCs, 2 yard periods, and 1 big fish of a drug bust on payday 15DEC03. Decatur was my gateway to the world. So many countries got my appetite to be abroad. I'm currently in Napoli, Italy.

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