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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
Higa, Russell "Rock" "kanakee"EM21973 – Jun 1976RLearned and experienced so much from the guys I worked and partied with. Hope life has gone well for all.."Much Mahalos"
Babcock, CurtisFTG21973 – 1977GMHey guys. Just looking to get in touch with some of my old Navy buddies and see how life has treated them. Made some of the best friends of my life and would like to reconnect with them.
Jewell, Robert WilliamFTM11973 – 1975fox
Hinson, BruceDK3Mar 1, 1973 – 1975SupplyGreat warship! Steamed with many good men.
Malone, AlbertFTG3Mar 23, 1973 – Dec 15, 1975GMChuckie is right. Best crew ever. Bravo Zulu FT's and GM's.
Robles, Honorato "Pops"SMSNJul 5, 1973 – Jul 5, 1975OC
Hansen, BobOS2Sep 1973 – Aug 1976CICEnjoyed my time on the Smoky Joe.
Viehmann, Robert (Mike)MM21974 – 1976M2nd Ship 1st Westpac. Met a lot of good men on board lots of memories and some I wish I could remember!
Sementelli, LouisSH31974 – 1976Supply
Nelson, ChuckOS2Apr 1974 – Jul 1976OIbest crew on the water
Reece, TomEW3Jun 1974 – Jul 1976OE
Jones, LarryE4/FTMJun 1974 – Nov 1977FoxWorked in WDE & CIC. WESTPAC in 1976...Subic Bay, floating dock because we stayed in port during the typhoon. All the great places we visited... Hong Kong, Taiwan, Guam. Any buddies out there who remembers me?
Carl, GardleyBMSN BM3Sep 1974 – Jul 1976FirstFirst ship good crew.. Wes-Pac the best when we had the two port calls to Tawain. Learned a lot on Smoking Joe.
Aho, ChuckHTOct 1974 – Jun 1977R
Rathbun, Dewitt profile iconCWO2Oct 23, 1974 – Dec 2, 1977OPS/OEI became a SWO/OOD[I]/OOD[F]/CDO on board. A significant career chapter.
Aho, ChuckHTOct 26, 1974 – Jul 1, 1976R
Skidmore, KevinMM3Nov 1974 – Oct 26, 1976
Markley, Fredrick Doug (Fretty)Ht3Nov 15, 1974 – Dec 15, 1976repairahoy aho (Ht3) are you still alive?
Smith, W. ClementE3/CTI-RUSSIAN1975 – Jan 6, 1976Great time in Blue Hawaii
Gothrick, GarySTG1975 – 1977ASBEST SHIP/PLACE i ever been. Good people.
Brownley, SteveFTM31975 – 1976FOXWow, just found this site. Always wondered what happened to the old gang. I'm living back here in PI now and loving it
Webster, DavidMM2Jan 2, 1975 – Feb 14, 1979MOne long party! Dang, do I wish that I could go back again.
McGuire, WilliamPCSNApr 1975 – Mar 1977AdminPostal clerk best job on the ship lots of friends, every one wants their mail!
Krause, KimE3May 1975 – Jun 1977First & OCGreat Fun, 18 Years old and Dry-Docked in Subic for Over 90 Days Straight. Learned a lot.
Brown, BillOSAug 1975 – Jul 1977Operations
Crider, JamesSN/QM3Aug 10, 1975 – Apr 14, 1977Deck/Ops
Southerland, TerryFTM3Sep 1975 – Jun 1977FoxBeing dry-docked in Subic Bay, and playing softball.
Pickrell, Jim profile iconSMSN1976 – 1978OCNever could rank up my senior petty officer hated me because I was so tall and he very short
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Kitzmiller, ToddIC31976 – 1978eI was on an Aircraft Carrier in 1975. Before going to the Smoking Joe. I liked Destroyer Duty Better. I Learned ,and Did many things, I never thought of.
Tucker, Jr., William (Bill)LTJan 1976 – Oct 1978MPA, NAVIGATOR/ADMIN
Zeller, Jeffrey " Zip" profile iconGMT2Jan 1976 – Jun 1979ASI am proud and honored to have served aboard with such a great crew.
Menz, BruceMM3Feb 1976 – Jun 1977M
Jones, Jerrygmm3Apr 1976 – Apr 1980foxThis damn thing! I was trying to update my info.....
Day, DennisMMFNJun 1976 – Sep 4, 1977M
Zarifis, Tim Lil GreekbtfnOct 1, 1976 – Mar 30, 1978BCapt. Ingram ...Chuck Dixon...Moffet... Dodge(NY)...Mac(Twin CITIES)... hOT AS HELL STEAMING IN PORT OF HAWAII
Alexander, Kevin (Alex)SH3Nov 1976 – Jun 1980SupplyRan across this site and decided to add to it. Had a great time in Saipan with Terry Chillcott, Larry Swartz, Mike Van Leer and Mike Sczciek. Ran into Butch (doc) Tilton in 2006 in Modesto, Ca.
Jones, JerryGMM3Dec 1976 – Apr 1980FoxOne of the greatest experiences of my life.
Anderson, RonYN2Dec 17, 1976 – Jan 10, 1980XN/AdminThe Strauss was my first command after boot camp. I'm in the Facebook Strauss group as well. I had a great time in Pearl Harbor as well as on the Smokin' Joe!
Polz, EdMM21977 – Sep 1980M Gang
Hayes, CharlesPC 31977 – 1979Personnel1980 Westpac cruise: Midway, Guam, Saipan, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Phillipines
Ferguson, Ron0S31977 –opsloved wespac77 and the time in the yards. Love to hear from Nat Garcia
Hooper/stevens, MikeBT 11977 – 1980Oil Shack and #1 Fireroom BGreat crew, Polz, Whitie, Dino, Mike, we had the best of times, You are unable to make friends like we were friends on this ship, we all worked long hours and supported each other on and off the ship.
McCloskey, Thomas GatorDDG-161977 – 1979
Bezwerchyj, Andy "Buzz"FTM2Jan 1, 1977 – May 1, 1979FOXWork Center Supervisor RADAR #3 AN/SPS-39A
Jeffrey, SamFeb 1977 – Jun 1979FOXWhat a time on Ole Smoken Joe, WesPac of '78 was the best time ever, Saipan and Incheon one of the best places I've ever been. Where are all the ole guys?
Buckeridge, JamesFTG2Apr 1977 – May 1980GMAs an FT, I wanted to see what a shoot was like in the gun but each time something broke or went wrong. After six or seven failed attempts, before each shoot people started asking "where's Buckeridge"
Wright, RichFTG3May 20, 1977 – May 22, 1978GMwent on westpac 77-78. great crew .Loved Saipan. Tincans rule
Upson, JefferyHTSNJun 1977 – Jun 1979
Escott, Rat FaceIC2Jun 9, 1977 – Dec 20, 1979
Escott, TerryIC2Sep 1977 – Aug 1979R
Ignacio, EdwardEM3Oct 1977 – Jun 14, 1979E Div

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