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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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Thompson, JohnMS1986 – 1990Supply
Gould, Jeroldht2 (sw)1986 – 1989r
Snoddy, KevinQM3Mar 1986 – Jun 1989Nav/AdminThis was my first and best ship ever. Really tight crew in a really tight space. Spent the rest of my carrer riding "Small Boys"
Courcier, Michael AMM2 / E5Mar 5, 1986 – Mar 2, 1990m div eng # 2 I'm living in houston TX now
Phethean, SteveBT3Apr 1986 – May 1988B - #1 FireroomHoel was my first ship, and still my favorite. Had a blast on WestPac '87(RagPac). Still remember Kenny and his basket case Sportster he rebuilt in a storage place in town. Living in Texas now. sphethean@embarqmail.com
Burnham, StanFC2Jun 1986 – Dec 2, 1988GWas Plotting Room Supervisor for Nimble Archer. The guns were hot. Would like to hear from any T or G division personnel onboard with me.
Brye, Daryl profile iconBT2Jun 1986 – Feb 1989ENG/BAft fireroom LPO - Learned from the best (Beamer!). Mikey, Moe, Lawman, Meek, Allen, Post, Salazar, Trass, Douglas, and the rest of the best! Had a great time on board.
Harris, Manuel / MannySTGCS(SW)Jun 5, 1986 – Sep 1, 1990ASWWas aboard during Operation Nimble Archer. Anyone remember? How about my little ditties "The Mighty Ship Hoel" and my poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade".
Coombs, KenBT2Jun 13, 1986 – Jul 1, 1988BoilersSteaming Demons
Coombs, KenBt3Jun 13, 1986 – Jun 30, 1988B-DivAwsome Ship, no regrets.
Gary, GilbertE4/DK3Sep 21, 1986 – Jul 31, 1990S4 DisbursingThis was my first ship. I met a lot of good people and had a lot of fun and learned a lot about the Navy, about ship board life, and travel.
Thaxton, TroySTG2Oct 1986 – 1989ASBest crew I served with.
Rainer, ToddBTFROct 1, 1986 – Oct 19, 1989BJust updating my email
Leger, KeithEM2Nov 1986 – Mar 1990EIt was the best of times, it was the worst of times! Worked alonggood folks who would become life long friends...K Lawrence, K Franz, C Ziglinski, S Dixon, D Graham. Those 3 years shaped the person I am today!
Martinez, Eugene {gene}EM3Dec 13, 1986 – Jan 29, 19901st and EI served on the Hoel from 86-90 with great pleasure. made some good friends. I struck out of 1st div. into E div. Went on 2 west pacs and even participated in Operation Nimble Archer. Looking for Mike Gilbert anyone heard from him.
Regner, JohnFC31987 – 1992G
Wise, ChrisET21987 – 1990OEMade the '89 WestPac. Awesome memories!
Edwards, EdFCSN1987 – 1990TWorld's finest guided missile destroyer! Had some good times, learned a lot and learned to "grow up" on this old grey boat. Very fond memories.
Wanzek, ToddEN2 SW1987 – 1990A
Allen, MarkBT3Jan 15, 1987 – May 15, 1990B-Div EBO2Good times and some bad.Looking back,I sure miss my DDG-13 Shipmates.Bemiller,Brye,MOE,Regan,Jonesey,Mikey,Mr.Trass,Mr.Salazar,Chief Kemsley,Capt.Bier,Capt.Ward(Thank you For Flying my dads burial flag entering Pearl.
Jones, AlBM3Feb 10, 1987 – Aug 30, 19901st
Jacobsen, DavidE-5/MM3Mar 1987 – May 1989Engineering
Rainer, ToddBT-3 THEN FN, THE FA, THEN FR.....Apr 1, 1987 – Oct 19, 1989BYep, I was the B-Div screwup.
Walter, JeffE-4/DK3Apr 8, 1987 – Sep 18, 1989SupplyOperation Nimble Archer in Persian Gulf on Oct 19, 1987. 2 West Pac's. Great friends.
Regan, JayBT2May 1987 – Mar 2, 19902 Fire
Hill, ThomasRM1May 1987 – Jan 1990OCTwo Western Pacific/Indian Ocean deployments, including Operation Nimble Archer in Persian Gulf on Oct 19, 1987.
Reid, David profile iconBT3May 1987 – May 1989B
Hay, PaulYNSNMay 21, 1987 – May 20, 1990NXWorked with several people on the USS Hoel. This was my only ship. I got out and went into the reserves were I put on 3rd and 2nd class before finally getting out in 1995. Hello to all my old shipmates.
Estrada, EdET2Jun 1987 – Oct 1, 1990OEOnboard HOEL from June 1987 until decommissioning October 1990. Discharged from military August 1991 after 9 years; been working in Federal law enforcement since then. Currently assigned back to San Diego since 2008.
Leroy, ShawnHM2Jun 28, 1987 – Jun 30, 1990NXI was the last junior Corpsman aboard the Hoel prior to decom. Made two Wes-Pacs aboard her, including Operation Nimble Archer
Frey, DonGMG 1Jul 15, 1987 – Sep 15, 1989GThe sailors we served with were great guys and the best ship I ever served on I wish all of you folks the best
Ray, NoelBM3Aug 20, 1987 – Jul 7, 19901stI was heloed down in 87 and I left in 1990 before she got decommissioned.
Marnet, KevinSTG2Sep 1987 –AS
Jose, JoselitoE4/PN3Sep 7, 1987 – May 5, 1990NXPN Striker from 1st Div work in the Personnel Office the "Hole in the Wall" next to the Crew's Mess under PNCS Paguio, PNC Rumff & PS1 Macias, worked with PNSN Taylor & PN3 Merchant. Miss all the crew...am still in U S NAVY RESERVE
Lacsamana, Romano (Ron)MMFN ( CWO3 now)Oct 4, 1987 – Oct 1, 1990A DIVThis was the best tour I ever had. Realizing now after 20 plus years. The crew of the Hoel was the best. Good friends all throughout the ship. Nothing can compare to the crew during my time there. Great ship and crew.
Stacey, JohnBT2Oct 6, 1987 – Dec 10, 1991#1 FireroomHey guys we're in Dallas Texas, but I travel a lot. Where did the rest of you end up? Give me a shout!
Kilbourne, AllenET3(SW)Oct 11, 1987 – Nov 1989OPSHad a lot of fun; got on board just in time for Nimble Archer (spent 3 days in Radio Central) and loved Australia. Did two West Pacs.
Walter, RichRM3Nov 1987 – May 1988OII was transferred TDY from the USS John Young to repair the Teletypes onboard. Stayed on for rest of Cruse until we were back in SD and was Transferred back to my Unit.
"Andy", Randy C. Andrew "Andy"GMG1(SW)/GMC(SW)Dec 1987 – Oct 1, 19902NDLPO then LCPO for 2ND division and the CMAA until decommissioning. Remember that the G in DDG really stood for "Guns". Definitely my best tour as a GMG.
Lighthall, Lynn/spencerBTFN1988 – 1990oil king apprenticeI was barely 18, had no idea of what I was doing. With the grace of GOD I had some/maybe most of the best people in the world to guide me.just want to say thank you.Salazar,Kemsley,Powell,Lindsey,Marnich,Jack, iles,Merk,and USS HOEL DDG 13
Smith, Treavorem31988 – 1991engineer
Garza, JulianHM21988 –NXOnly ship I served on, glad to do it all over again! Meet some great people and learned alot. Now living in SA, Tx.
Tanksley, Scott TankFC21988 – Oct 1989MMy 2nd ship. Arrived while in the yards in SD,. Good times & 2nd west Pac.
Kingery, KevinEW31988 –1
Merck, KevinBT3Jan 1988 – Oct 1, 1990B
Clifford, Michaelbt3Feb 5, 1988 – Aug 23, 1990b
Cardell, CraigYN2(SW)Apr 1988 – Nov 2019NXFirst ship I served on. Met lots of good people and have great memories.
Rathbun, Dewitt profile iconCWO4May 11, 1988 – Oct 1, 1990OPS/OE/OWI was Decommissioning Coordinator for the OPS Department.
Velasquez, LuisHMCS(SW)/E8Jul 1988 – Jul 1990Medical (Admin)Fond memories of so many shipmates. Glad I was able to be the "Ships Doc" for those great two years. Hope to see all of you next Ship's reunion. Garza, are you there?
Lindsey, BrettBT2Jul 1, 1988 – Jul 1, 1990B-Div. Oil LabBy far the most fun I had in the Navy, all of B div. rocked..
Bates, Stevee4/mm3Jul 19, 1988 – Oct 1, 1990main control
Skiles, SeanOct 1988 – Jul 1990On the Hoel right up until the end. I learned alot while on her. Wouldn't be the person I am today without the time I had there.
Brower, Joe (Bugsy)BT3Oct 10, 1988 – 1990BTI hope all my BT shipmates are doing well. I think of you often. The years I was on the HOEL was some of the best years of my life. I will never forget any of you, the HOEL was the best ship. New York Bugsy (Joe)
Russell, EmilioQMCOct 13, 1988 – Oct 28, 1990NX
Russell, EmilioQM1Oct 20, 1988 – Nov 21, 1990NXbest ship I ever served on

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