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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
Viger, LarryMM31978 – Aug 1, 1980#2 Screw CrewLots of work, lots of fun, with rat face, smilin' Lee, Turner, and a big dumb Texan named Mingus
Weir, RandallICCMay 15, 1978 – May 30, 1981E
Stanislowski, Robert StanMM3Jun 1978 – Jun 1980M,Main Control
Mendez, Arturoe4Jun 3, 1978 – Jun 4, 1981first division
Schroeder, BrianFTM 1Jul 1978 – Oct 1980wepsBeckwith pointed me to this site.
Delgrande, BoatsSNSep 1978 – May 1979DECK
Cook, RickyBT3Sep 24, 1978 – Sep 24, 1982B
Kyle, KenSTG31979 – 1981AS
Staskey, BobBT 11979 – 1982B divisionShe was a great ship,I loved the Adams class DDG's A lot of really good guys Hope all is well with my old shipmates.
McNally, SteveSTG21979 – 1981ASThe sonar gang were a great bunch of guys. Mike Miner, Guy Harclerode, Dave DeVilles to name a few. Proud to have served on the Smokin Joe!
Eckenberg, FernieHT2Jan 8, 1979 – Jun 9, 1982ENG Fernie EckenbergWhat's up Shipmates? My dogs Jim Vanhorn,Mark craighton, Doug Meyers, Shroom, Terry Brown, Bob MacIntyre, Big Jerry White, Jim Brady, Love you guys we had an amazing time ?!! Oh the Memory's, they play in my head always
Durst, DanielTM3Feb 1979 – Feb 1980Weps
McClelland, JerryBt3Mar 1979 – Jun 1979B divHey guys, been 30 years hope you are all well did my 4 married almost 30 years kids n granddaughter living rural. Hey stask howzit?
Rodriguez, RaulE-4Mar 1979 – Oct 1982SupplyI had a great time on the Smokin Joe! good times on the fantail after dark. Heads up to Gary Manley, Dave Bridenbach Juan Gonzalez
Martin, Michael (Mike)OS2Mar 10, 1979 – Mar 1, 1982OPS, OIHappily married. Raising a family. Still working my tail off!!!!
Powell, NedFTM 1May 1979 – Sep 1983FOXThis is where I had the most fun! See some very familiar names. would love to hear from anyone. I met up with Bo Rush a few years ago, but unfortunately he passed away Jan 2019
Muldowney, PaulMMFN-MM3Jul 21, 1979 – Jan 11, 1983Main ControlI was fresh out of A-school. This was my first Ship that I had requested to serve on, and I have to say as a single Sailor, it was not a comfortable one to live on. But just the same, was very very proud to have been a member of the crew.
Whiteacre, KellyRM3Aug 1979 – Feb 5, 1983OPSHowdie from the wilds of New Mexico. I thnk about the ship and the guys everyday. Take care all!!!
Anderson, Larry profile iconGMT2Oct 1979 – Jan 1982ASMY FAVORITE SHIP. DESTROYERS FOREVER!
Bowker, SteveRM2Nov 1979 – Jul 19841st/OCGreat People for a Great Ship
Patrick, ToddFTM3Dec 1979 – Dec 1981F DivisionHaze gray and underway... The Smokin' Joe. It was fun, and it was real... Then of course, there was Subic Bay. Had a great time, just can't remember most of it!
Harms, Douglas ( Harvey)OS-11980 – Jun 1982OIRetired from the navy while serving aboard the J.Strauss Ship was in Subic Bay at the time !!
Fry, WilliamMM-31980 – 1984M-Div.Had some good time, had some bad times. Over all it was a total blast. I would not trade those memories for anything. Hope everyone is well.
Yandell, Earnest (Jack)btfn1980 – 1982b
Larscheid, JohnJO3Jan 1980 – Jun 1981TV/RadioWestPac cruise is still a great memory. Hong Kong, Subic and Bears, oh my.
Langdell, JohnLTJan 10, 1980 – Mar 1, 1982WEPSBest ship in my 20 year career!
O'Shea, RoyET3Feb 1980 – Feb 1982Electronics
Gosney, DanielMMFNJun 1980 – 1983engineeringParrot, from number 2 engine room just checking to see if anyone from the hole is still around?
White, RobertGMM2Jun 1, 1980 – Oct 9, 1982FoxI was there when the "Smokin Joe" rescued the refugees from the Vietnamese boat in the South China Sea. I spent a lot of time with fellow sailors such as Tim Whitington and John Drennen. Rejoined in '85 for EOD till '89
Frady, Morris profile iconGMMSNJun 17, 1980 – Jun 17, 1983GMThanks to this site,, I have caught up with some old friends.. Sometimes it is good to go back..
Barlow, WilliamSH2Aug 1980 – Feb 28, 1984SUPPLYI had lots of good times along with the hard times on the Joey. Sometimes I actually miss it.
Mitchell, RickOS1Aug 28, 1980 – 1981OIBest time of my life
Frady, MorrisgmmsnSep 1, 1980 – Jun 17, 1983GMMade many friends. I am still looking for some of you.
Figueroa, George (Fig)OS2Dec 10, 1980 – Jun 1984OIJUST WANT TO SAY HAD A GREAT TIME ON THE SMOKING JOE, A LOT OF FRIENDS, JUST HI TO TOM,GARY,TYLER,DOMINGO,ROSS,CARMEN,HARMS,CHIEF GOOD THE BEST CHIEF I KNOW,LARRY,PAUL,ETC. STILL LIVING IN HAWAII WORKING FOR CITY &COUNTY
Paradise, DaveSN/GMG3Dec 11, 1980 – May 28, 19841st/gmdrank alot of beer,plus on a pretty good softball team
Smith, Frank SmittyGMG11981 – 1984GMIt was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Whittington, TimothySTG31981 – 1983ASWThe WESTPACS were great. Met some really good men over the time spent on the smokin Joe. Hawaii was the best duty station a young man could ever hope to get. The FOX AS brawls down in the berthing compartment were cool
Porras, III, Enrique M.MM3Jan 1, 1981 – Jun 4, 19842E/RFirst West Pac...Boy that was the best time of my life...Too many beers and other things in PI. Two all Engineering what's up Dudes I'm still alive and having fun SD. Retired Navy working @ SPAWAR.
Straub, StuartBT3Mar 1981 – Jan 1985EnginerringGreat Friends and Memories
Hess Jr, William H (Bill)E5BM2-E6/BM1Mar 1981 – Mar 1982First Division/Deck Department.I served aboard the "Smokin Joe" for one year area tour in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. I made Boatswain Mate First Class aboard her. She was a great DDG of the Adams Class. She was a real rocker at sea.
Thompson, TylerOS3Mar 17, 1981 – May 28, 1984OperationsGreat adventure and great crew. If you see Domingo Garcia, tell him he still owes me $20.
Domingo Garcia, DomOS2May 27, 1981 – May 27, 1985OIJust wanted to say hello to any of my shipmates who served on the Smokin Joe from 1981 to 1985.
Goodroad, ThomasBM 3Jul 3, 1981 – Jun 4, 1984deckAloha from Idaho.Their isnt a day that goes by that I don't think about all I served with on the smokin Joe. Most of my best memories.Always thankful for my shipmates, who made each day awsome,That includes you Bm 1 Blair. God Bless You Al
Frank, SieneskiHT 2Aug 1981 – Jun 1984HULLThe best time of my life
Gentilcore, GaryE-3Sep 10, 1981 – Mar 9, 1982ASWO/SWODoes anyone miss the hometown cooking, or would you rather eat from the new Captain's menu?
Hauck, HaroldRM2Oct 1981 – Aug 1984OC

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