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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

Villarreal, Ramiro L.FN--BT1969 – 1970on forward fireroom--a cool spot in hell
Kerr, EdwardRM2Jan 1, 1969 – Feb 4, 1971OCdean c richardson RM2 John b McCormick RM1 Dennis Berry RM3 H O Bauerle RM2 Joe Hammant SM3 Tim Rose RM3 Earl Smith RM2 Chris Alderson SM2
Santos, Jesus SablanJan 20, 1969 – Sep 26, 1970
Dietsche, DaveFTG-1Feb 1969 – Oct 1969Fox
West, Joseph/docHM1Apr 1, 1969 – Sep 15, 1970NavigationGreat ship, great crew.
Laug, Melvin-gunnerE3Apr 4, 1969 – Jan 14, 1971NAVYGUNNERS MATE, BOXED
Carroll, DaviddksnJun 1969 – Sep 1970supplycame on board to have brother duty with my brother jim i really injoyed all the experiances and the training. left the ship to go to dispersing clerk school in san diego, and then went on to another ship.
Sorba, FrankMIDSHIPMAN 1ST CLASSJul 8, 1969 – Sep 3, 1969variousServed about USS Joseph Strauss for my First Class Cruise before my commission in 1970. Served about the heavy cruiser USS Newport New CA 148 3 years / CR Division Officer / 1972 VietNam Deployment / CO of J Strass was Cdr Layman
Hansen, JamesETR2Jul 10, 1969 – Nov 10, 1972OEGreat Memories---Great Crew....Shipmates, please join our association and make plans to attend one of our yearly reunions.
Hansen, JimETR2Jul 10, 1969 – Dec 1, 1972OEGreat ship, find us here:
Watson, LouisJoseph Strauss DDG 16Jul 10, 1969 –OEFor Lou Watson RIP From Sarah Watson
Hamant, JoeSM3Jul 19, 1969 – Dec 4, 1972OC
Horner, Richard (Rick)FTM2Aug 15, 1969 – May 30, 1971FOX
Simpson, HenryOS 2Dec 1969 – May 1973OI
Goedde, Richard(rick)E3Dec 3, 1969 – Jan 1971fire controlWent on West Pac Tour 1970. One of the great times of my life. We went to, besides Viet Nam, Hong Kong, Bangkok,Tokyo,Taiwan and Oh! Subic Bay. Fell in love many times. Also loved Hawaii
Rubay, RonSM2Dec 9, 1969 – Mar 29, 1972Great Ship! Great Crew! Hey Signal Gang, Where Are You? Reunion this year in Arizona. Would love to see everyone there.
Glasby Jr., Al (Waldo)GMGSN1970 – 1973GunnerGreat site,Hi ya Mac,I,m still in Hawaii,Heard from Dave Allen or Anderson.E-mail me
Heckler, Don (Doc)FTG2Jan 1970 – Jun 1974Fox,GMade three West Pacs and never had a Captains Mast, how I will never know because I was sure trying for it! Fantastic crew to serve with.
Robinson, Dave/ Rockin RobinBTFNAug 1970 – Sep 1973B
Harris, GregBT3Aug 8, 1970 – Sep 18, 1971B
Ellis, SteveBT2Nov 1, 1970 – Nov 30, 1971B
Palmer, CharlesEM21971 – 1973R
Willhite, JeffreyGMGSN1971 – 1973GMGMade one west-pac, the one when we ran over those "mines" and was dead in the water, 50 cal was all that worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Was a "kiddie cruse" for me but a eye opener that i'll never forget."
Pearson, DavidBT31971 – 1974M
McDonald, Charles "Gunner Mac"GMG3Mar 1971 – Mar 1974GMCouldn't have had a better ship for my first one.
Gloger, CraigETRSNMar 1971 – Aug 1972OELook up the ship's website. You will find reunion info, agent orange and radiation exposure issues. Ship's logs are available. 2014 reunion will be in San Francisco.
Hill, CharlieSTG2Apr 1, 1971 – Jun 1, 1974AS
Sloan, Douglas O.em3Jul 5, 1971 – May 8, 1974repairGreat ship,great division,best of wishes to all
Bennett, CharlesBT3Aug 1971 – Jan 9, 1975BAnyone that wants to talk about "The Old Days" email me.
Decker, RodRM3Nov 1971 – Nov 1973OCSmokin Joe was a grand ole piece of steel.Rode rougher than all get out but she got me home safe and sound from 2 Westpac tours.Awe the memories
Weaver, EdSK3Nov 8, 1971 – Aug 14, 1972SupplyLooking for crew members that served on The Joseph Strauss with me.
Hoegner, JayOSDec 15, 1971 – Apr 24, 1973Operations
Colvin, DonaldBT-31972 – 1975mLooking for old shipmates,,Dan Brooks, Dave Pearson Dale Ward,and what ever became of "Wild Bill" Albright? And for those of you on in '73 did you know that then Ensign John Kelly, Retired as a Rear Adm.? Cool Huh...
Hunker, PhilipE-5 UDT1972 – 1975OPS
Foote, Roger profile iconMM21972 – 1972EngineeringAssigned to #2 Engine Room
Young, LloydIC-31972 – 1973EngineeringGreat ship. She was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon during my tenure.
Hunker, Philip "Squirrel "2nd class PO UDTFeb 1972 – Sep 19771st
Mosley, Sherman (Lee)EN3Feb 1, 1972 – Jun 15, 1975RJust found the website. Good to see the old ship again. E-mail me if you want to talk.
Joiner, KimOS2Apr 1972 – Jun 1975OIIt is my honor to have served with you guys!!
Brownlow, GailETCMay 1972 – Apr 1976OEBecame a seasoned Destroyer man, Vietnam Vet, more growth and memories. Had a wonderful bunch of Shipmates I remember "Charming Billy Albright"
Smith, William ( Bill)Os3Jul 5, 1972 – Dec 3, 1974OI
Mitchell, SteveETR2Aug 1972 – Jun 1975OEI wrote a novel about my experiences aboard the Strauss entitled "Steve McQueen Would Be Proud." Read about it at
Mitchell, SteveETR2Aug 1, 1972 – Jun 8, 1975OEWent on two Westpacs on the "Smokin' Joe". Wrote a novel about my experiences entitled "Steve McQueen Would Be Proud." Contact me at for a copy.
Rafferty, BrianOS-2Aug 15, 1972 – Sep 21, 1975Operations Intelligence (OI)
Meyers, DaleSNSep 10, 1972 – Jun 9, 1975OI
Youness, Darrell (Popeye)SNGMSep 17, 1972 – Sep 17, 1975Gunners Mate
Vose, DaveFANov 1972 – Aug 8, 1974
Henry Jr, ClarenceSM 3Dec 5, 1972 – Nov 10, 1973OC
Pate, John ( Jarhead) SK 3Dec 6, 1972 – Aug 15, 1974 Supply

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