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USS Joseph Strauss (DDG 16) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Joseph Strauss (DDG 16). 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 288 crew members registered for the USS Joseph Strauss (DDG 16).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – 1972 | 1973 – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Moore, BillieE - 30000 – Apr 20, 1976DeckI had some really good friends on the ship, There was a lot of work, cause we wre in Bremington Washington, for a class (A) over-haul, Then sea trials, and then a west-pac cruise,But all in all it was pretty good times.
Harris, Thomas H. H.TM31962 – 1964ASPlankowner
Weidner, JohnBT2May 1962 – Aug 1966engineering PlankownerBest time of my life with real friends
Harris, Calvin/c.b.MT 3Sep 1, 1962 – May 28, 1964Gun GangMTs were added to the gun gang versus firecontrol and our birthing was forward on the forecastle just aft of the chain locker. Precom and the shipyard was a great experience. MT3 Ernie Frazier was best friend.
Reed, RogerSeamanOct 1962 –Gunners MateI am retired, live in Cathlamet, WA.. I am married to JoAnn for the last 22 and half years. We have 2 twin granddaughters from wife's son. I lost my son at age 19 in 1993. Broke my heart.
Frazier, Ernest Garland (Ernie)MT3 OR FTM3Nov 10, 1962 – Aug 10, 1965GMWISH I COULD DO IT AGAIN WITHOUT DRINKIN' SO MUCH
Gausling, LeeGMG3Dec 1962 – Jan 1966GMPlankowner
Gesler, RalphETR2Dec 1962 – Feb 1965OEPlank Owener
Modena, Silvio /moeBT-21963 – 1967Bi still remember the great times and bad aboard. i miss my friend H.B. Swain who I have not seen since. It was a great ship . We all worked hard and partied hard. I live in Half Moon Bay, CA. retired
Marlette, Thomasrm1Feb 9, 1963 – Mar 17, 1964communicationsplank owner
Dumke, Dick (Richard)E-5Mar 1963 – Dec 1964ElectronicsIt was a great experience going thru the commissioning and serving with the original crew for almost two years.
Persico, FrankRM2Apr 1963 – Mar 1967OCPlankowner Best time of my life
Rawson, VanceRD3Apr 20, 1963 – Aug 1965OEPlankowner
Berry, JohnET 2Sep 1963 – Aug 14, 1965OperationsHope all of you crazies are doing well and are in good health. Thank all of you for the memories and experience. It has been very valuable throughout my life. Still the "King of Hearts".
Arndt, GaryETN2Jan 1964 – Aug 1966operationsWent with the Joe on its first operational cruise to Westpac('64-'66)
Pratt, WilliamRD3Jan 7, 1964 – Dec 20, 1966OI
Lee, Richard profile iconIC3Mar 1964 – Apr 1965RUnderway refueling breakaway....."CAVALRY CHARGE ON A TRUMPET" (recorded)-Beetle Bailey-IC3 Menegus-Gabby
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Baker, EugeneRD3Jun 24, 1964 – Aug 28, 1966OIPart of the crew that took the Joe over on first WestPac tour, homeported Yokosuka, Japan. Saw action from the first bomb runs over N. Viet Nam until we left in '66. Please join Joe Strauss Association, reunion in Peoria Sept 17-20, 2004.
McGinnis, James M.E-31965 – 1966Supply
Gentry, LarryGMM21965 – 1971The best of times/the worst of times...God bless you all who served.
Sierra, GabeBT-31965 – 1967BTI enjoyed seeing that part of the world. Hong Kong liberty was awesome. I enjoyed Yokosuka, but being homeported in Hawaii was the best ever.
Rogers, JohnApr 1965 – Jan 1968Fox
King, BillySNMay 1965 – Aug 1967last SK,Like to hear from others serving during this period. And if anyone knows Sk3 Gary John Broussard (sp) better known as Seaweed, given to him by Big Daddy Gains let me know
Gibbs, JamesBT2May 5, 1965 – May 5, 1969boiler room 1the best time i had in my life and the worst
Higgins, John (Huggybear) profile iconBM-3Jun 15, 1965 – Jul 21, 19671stFondly remember BM1 Glenzu, Shaky Hall, Mallory,Minic, Cat-man, and my buds Kirk.
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Blilie, JonST1Nov 1965 – Jun 1969A/S
Tschoerner, GlennBM3Dec 1, 1965 – Jun 19671st
Lynn, James DarwinE-3; Storekeeper1966 – 1969Supply Div
Diaz, TomE3Sep 1, 1966 – Jul 1, 19671st
Becker, HarryFTM2Sep 30, 1966 – Mar 9, 1969FOX
Thomson, M. LeeBM31967 – 1968FirstHaving the previledge to serve as Ship's Coxswain and Captain's Driver for Commander Lawrence Layman.
Bibby, DanielCS2Nov 1967 – Mar 1969S-2/ great ship and great crew.Remember the storm coming back from australia.nifgt baker;made great bread and DOnuts/sweet rolls.Where is Rodney Sweet?
Berry, DennisRM3Dec 1967 – Jul 1970OC Had a great time, got to see half the world. Meet and worked with a lot of great people. Wish I had been a camera buff. Still trying to find a 1969 cruise book. We had a great softball fast pitch team.
Allaway, JerryRD3Dec 24, 1967 – Jul 13, 1971O/IIt was the most memorable and educational time of my life. There can never be another USS Joseph Strauss! Many ups and downs but I wouldn't trade it for anything! I started a band, I chipped paint. cooked, radared & fun
Fanning, MikeDamagecontrolman 2nd ClassMar 1, 1968 – May 10, 1971Repair
Borns, John/jack profile iconRD1Mar 18, 1968 – Jul 1969OI
Miller, Stanley/steamerSFM3Apr 11, 1968 – Nov 5, 1971R-1Remember the rock band we had? We were called the secondary con artist. We used to play during underway replenishments. It beat the hell out of carrying stores!
Severns, WilliamMM2May 1968 – Jun 18, 1970MTop Watch, Water- King; Last Active Duty station prior to honorable discharge, 23JUN70. Break in service, 16 years, enetred Reserves in JUN86 and retired as SKCS on 18MAR06 at age 60.
Jones, RichardSFM2May 1968 – Jun 1971R
Broward, ChuckFTMJul 1968 – Jan 1974FoxThe best ship and crew in the Navy..
Jones, Richard L.SFM2Aug 1968 – Jul 1971R-1My first ship, I learned a lot fast! Great experience Left Strauss in July 71, transferred to Repair Activity in Nam, left Saigon in Dec 71 and went home. Back in in 73, retired CWO 90. Presently working with local school district in Nixa, MO.
Shacklett, Robert (Bob)GMM2Dec 1968 – Dec 1972WeaponsGreat ship and crew!

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