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USS Hoel (DDG 13) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Hoel (DDG 13). 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 438 crew members registered for the USS Hoel (DDG 13).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1963 | 1964 – 1966 | 1967 – 1969 | 1970 – 1972 | 1973 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1988 | 1989 – now

Parker, JamesSEAMAN1967 – 19681stDid a west pac tour,servered under Capt R.K. Fontain.Never forget the seadragon detail when we were under fire. I was Port wing lookout.Also remember Charlie Clapp and Robert Mclamore when they took the Capt. gig.Lots of good memories.
Smith, JimQMSN1967 – 1968OIServed one West Pac cruise. We were fired on twice during shore bombardment duties off N. Vietnam. Served as QM of the Watch during GQ and helmsman during underway replenishment. Fond memories of the ship and crew members. Hope life is well
Jetton, JosephETN31967 – Mar 1970OEI did most of my growing up on the Hoel.
Barrans, DaveRD2Feb 1967 – Mar 1970OISee 'Gantenbein's' remarks.
Gordon, EricRD2Mar 1967 – Apr 1970O IThe other Afro-American Radarman (although looked Caucasian) in CIC during the period from '67-'70. Fondly remember a lot of guys, especially a !st Class RD named Caesar. Grew up a lot in those years.
Kinney, LemuelSM2Apr 21, 1967 – Aug 30, 1968I servered under Capt R.K. Fontain. We were in West pack during the 1968 when a hell broke loose. We fired 10,000 rounds between the 2 gun mounts. Set a record for the most rounds fired.
Gantenbein, JohnRD3Jun 1967 – Jun 1970OI2 WestPacs, night GQ in Sea of Japan storm with Tico when JP5 line was severed by dislodged plane,Tico taking water over flight fire, near misses from shore battaries, exploded projectile in 5" barrel, waking t
Morris, PeteST3Jul 1967 – Aug 1968WEAPONSSoftball Team - Great guys. Have Picture - Frank Gerard, Jerry Severs, Greg White, Jay Dark, Mike Smith, Jerry Jones (Mr. Clean), Smitty, Frank Ereneta. May 4, '68, beat Sanctuary 22-6.Boxing Smokers on Coral Sea
Trumpler, FredMM3Sep 23, 1967 – Dec 17, 1968Engineering
Smith, Bob (Smitty)SNDec 1967 – Sep 1968supply
Max, EdwardRMC1968 – 1971ORRetired USN
Jackie, ReynoldsCS31968 – 1970s2
Vaughn, JerrySN1968 – 1971First DivisionI presently live in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Would like to locate Arthur Cruz who was from Texas.
Reib, JimLTMar 1968 – Sep 1970OCShe was the first and only ship I was assigned to during my short Navy career. I couldn't have picked a better ship. OBTW, I extended my active duty tour for 18 months to get the duty. It was worth it!
Sapp, rickETN3May 1968 – Jan 1973opssubic, sasebo, taiwan, hong kong, brisbane, wellington, samoa, tonkin gulf and lots of ocean. Division bars and quarters on the 4th floor of the hotel in hong kong. Christmas refueling and sleeping through dinner. Friday 13th Hoel-a-days.
Key, BillyGMM1May 1968 – Jun 1972FOXWorked on GMLS MK 11
Matthews, MattMay 8, 1968 – Mar 23, 1969Gunner mate
Morgan, Richard J. / RickFTM2Jun 20, 1968 – Oct 3, 1973TMissile Computer and Radar System Technician
John, TyreeHT1Jul 1, 1968 – Mar 15, 1970RepairsServed under Capt. Asmus hell of a great individual. Would like to hear from my buddies I served with during my tour aboard the Hoel. 254-675-8096/254-749-6097 or email me at
Peverly, John profile iconGMG3Aug 20, 1968 – Feb 9, 1972GI worked in Mount 52. Made the 1969-1970 & 1970-1971 West Pacs. Two Yard periods. Had a alot of fun. Great Ship. Great bunch of shipmates. Now I am retired and living in Everett, Washington.
Frederick, TomCS2Nov 1968 – Oct 1970
Campisi, TonyGMG21969 – 1972GMade the WestPacs of 69-70 and 70-71. Had a great bunch of GM's and FT's both Gun and Missile types. Had come from the East Coast so I sure enjoyed WestPac; Sasebo and Subic!!!
Strader, TerrySTGC1969 – 1977ASGreat ship, Great crew, Super memories. Served under several skippers, Fontaine (left shortly after I checked aboard), Asmus, Bowen, Coffee, Campbell and Jackson.
James Edgar, WogRD3 RETIIRED AWCJan 1969 – Jun 1970OIMade 2 westpac Remember when the forward 5" 54 had a round explode in the barrel
Hurtado, MichaelGMGSNJan 17, 1969 – Aug 10, 19703RDI would like to get in conntact with the guys I erved with when I was aboard the hoel they were some of the best friends I had in my navy carrier, whichl asted over 12 yrs. if any of the guys remember me, please give a call or e-mail me
Aspinall, JimBT3Jan 28, 1969 – Oct 30, 1972B division
Etherton, DavidLTFeb 1969 – Feb 1971Navigator
Forst, WilliamDC2Feb 1, 1969 – Nov 7, 1972REPAIR
Frederick, ThomasCS2Feb 3, 1969 – Oct 2, 1970SupplyOur 1st Reunion was a GREAT success. Im sure our 2nd Reunion will be even bigger. October 7 - 10, 2011. Jacksonville, Florida. Website:
Metz, Douglas MetzBM2Mar 13, 1969 – Aug 6, 19721stQuite the experience
Altaras, StanleyRM 3Mar 22, 1969 – Aug 22, 1972operationstwo westpacs part of another went aboard as first division striker to radio under chief Max... did anyone who served on Hoel have a diagnosis of agent orange exposure? I would like to contact former shipmates to say hi.
Helsley, John profile iconBM3Apr 17, 1969 – Jan 13, 19731st
View 'back then' Photo
Etherton, DavidLtApr 29, 1969 – Feb 1, 1971NavigationShe was a proud and effective ship.
Stephenson, MikeLTMay 1, 1969 – Jun 30, 1971OPS
Sanchez, Eloy HBT3Jun 1969 – 1971B
Duerr, Ed (Dizzy)RD3Jul 1969 – Mar 1972OIWe went to New Zealand and became a Shellback. Have lots of memories, Am. Samoa, ports in NZ, Marshall Is, The storm that forced us to Sasebo, the forward 5" mount becoming a snub nose 54, and many friends.
Arthur, CruzSMAug 1969 – May 19711st division
Andrews, Ed (Andy)IC2Aug 2, 1969 – Sep 3, 1970E DivisionThe 69-70 WestPac was the best. Great shipmates. Lots of pictures of the 69-70 Westpac on the web site listed below. Reunion coming up in October 09.
Pytlak, JosephIC3Sep 1969 – Sep 1970EGreat memories. Retired 1995.
Jameson, Scott MRD3Sep 4, 1969 – Feb 16, 1973CICTook 4 Westpac trips to 'nam between Sept of '69 to Feb of '73. Made E5 and became a Shellback with our first trip to Australia and New Zealand in '69. Anyone remember Capt. Asmus!? He was quite the steamer!

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