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USS Waddell (DDG 24) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Waddell (DDG 24). 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 240 crew members registered for the USS Waddell (DDG 24).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1966 | 1967 – 1972 | 1973 – 1978 | 1979 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Lauderback, Ed (Doc)HM3Jan 1, 1973 – Apr 12, 1974MHDoes anyone know where Jimmie Ray (Jake) Jacobson may be? And what was the name of the 1MC announcer? He had the perfect destroyermans voice full of cigarettes and liquor lol.
Giglio, Raymond profile iconBTFNMar 15, 1973 – Dec 31, 1973BGREAT SHIP AND SHIPMATES
Brown, LaryMM3Apr 1973 – Aug 1973MI served on the Waddell only for part of one WESTPAC cruise. I was a temporary assignment and never a regular part of the crew, but it was my first ship and my first trip outside the US. Very special memories.
Brooks, Melbm3Apr 16, 1973 – Sep 19, 19771st divjeff whitebook i hope u write back
Burger, FrankETR2May 19, 1973 – Aug 31, 1978OE3 westpacs and a yard period
Lucka, LawrenceGMG-3Sep 4, 1973 – Jun 6, 1976WeaponsJust want to say hi to all my buddies thst i served with from 1973 to 1976. 40 knots no smoke that was our motto and we had Gold E's on the whole ship when i was there. We worked hard to get them.
Buxbaum, Terry profile iconMM2Apr 1974 – Jun 1975M DivisionWent on westpac almost immediately after reporting aboard, made some friends, spent some time at sea and finally made it down under, enjoyed every bit of it.
Houghtelling, RichardFTM2May 1974 – Mar 1975Second
Basco, WarrenBM3Nov 5, 1974 – Jul 23, 1977DECK /1ST DIVISIONWAS ON THE WADDELL FOR 40 KNOTS NO SMOKE RUN, SHIP YARDS LONG BEACH, HIT LAPLIA PEER SANDIAGO, KANGAROO II , ON BOARD FOR GOLDEN "E" PACIFIC FLEET AWARD . HAD A GREAT TIME, GREAT SHIP MATES, BEST DAME SHIP, GO WARSHIP
Basco, WarrenNov 15, 1974 –
Barnes, Pat AutoMM31975 – 1976M
Holecek, Harold "Ralph"BT11975 – 1978B40 Knots no smoke!
Spanish, JamesftmJan 10, 1975 – Oct 25, 1978missleloved steamin on the Wadoobie! and the P.!.!!!!!
Lechnowskyj, SteveQM 2Feb 2, 1975 – Feb 2, 1979OPERATIONSEVERY ONE CALLED ME SKI, MY NAME TAG WENT FROM ONE SIDE OF THE SHIRT TO THE OTHER THE 40.2 KNOTS WAS ON MY WATCH, I HAD THE HONOR OF RECORDING IT IN THE SHIPS LOG
Wade, NealOS3Mar 1975 – Aug 1978OI
Enlow, Brad profile iconOS-3Jun 1, 1975 – Jun 1, 1977O IYup Forty Knots, No Smoke. Still have the certificate. Was part of Navigation team, in CIC, plotting speed. Os's said 40.5 and Qm's said 40.2, so it went down as official 40.3 Knots.
Crowell, CharlesLtJun 10, 1975 – Feb 10, 1977MPA & ASW Officer40 knots and no smoke !!! Achieved after LBNSY overhaul in 1976 Best damn DDG in the fleet Probably the best ship I served on in 30+ years Great crew great wardroom great CO's
Vice, JoelSASep 1975 – Apr 19791st
Whitebook, JeffreyE-3Dec 5, 1975 – Aug 25, 19791st Division / Weapons Yeoman40knots No Smoke - From Longbeach Shipyard. Capt Anderson had his girlfriend onboard overnight- threw a great party! Where are you guys - Brooks, Berry, Drayton, Downing - Haze grey and underway! Go Warship Waddell.
Bivins, WilliamMMFN1976 – 1979M and A40.2 no smoke still alive and kicken
Kimlingen, Ted (The Shakey Bastard)BT2May 1976 – Oct 31, 1980BServed on the Warship as a BT in the After Fireroom.Was a Crazy SOB and had a great time in the Navy.Love the Waddell reunions and talking with my old Bros'
Kimlingen, Ted "shakey Bastard"BT2May 1976 – Oct 1980BHad a good time on the Warship.I also have served 3 years as president of the USS Waddell Association.05-08. IF THE SNIPES DON"T GROOVE THE SHIP DON"T MOVE!!!
Burke, Lenny (Large)BT2Oct 15, 1976 – May 28, 1980eb14
Whittaker, John [shitty Witty ]BT2Nov 1976 – Jan 1981B4 yrs. of blood , sweat and tears, and brotherhood, miss all friggin of ya's.....................
Stewart, MarcSTG-21977 – 1979F-2
Belanger, DonaldSH31977 – 1978Supplysome of the best times of my life
Britt, EarlFTG1Jan 15, 1977 – Apr 3, 1982G1
Brady, DonMM2Feb 1977 – Jul 1980MGreat memories of the Warboat. Still in touch with some shipmates.
Reid, DewayneSM E-3Mar 1, 1977 – 1979COMMUNICATIONSHELLO THIS IS SM3 REID 77-79 PROBLEY NO ONE REMEMBERS ME. I WAS A PARTIER WHICH WAS EASY IN THOSE DAZE IN THAT NAVY. REBEL AGANIST ALL AUTH...HAHA HAVE GROWN UP SINCE THEN. BEST MEMORIES I WILL EVER HAVE ON THAT SHIP!
Lusk, Paul RonaldSTG2Jul 6, 1977 – Apr 12, 1981ASW/F-2Best ship I ever served on.
Steven Pulcino, RussianSn E-3Aug 1, 1977 – Mar 15, 19791'stSome Good times. Some bad times Lt Abbot was I that crazy that you wanted me out of the Navy. Please let my Doctor Pace know at the VA in Anchorage and he would change my meds to help me ok
O'Malley, SteveMS3Nov 8, 1977 – May 10, 1981supply To the best warship in the fleet.
Stice, LeroyEMCS (RET.)Feb 1978 – Feb 1982E (Leading Chief)Reported onboard as 1st class;left as Senior Chief. Last duty station was SIMA,San Diego.
Brannon, RickyTM2Mar 10, 1978 – Jun 13, 1981F_2Drop me a line!
Brannon, RickyTM2Mar 10, 1978 – Jun 7, 1981F-2 DivisionThough I didn't realize it while I was young, my Navy experience was the highlight of my life.
Hammerton, JoeSKSNMay 1978 – May 1980SUPPLY
Dannewitz, RobertJun 1978 – Jun 1980OCBEST "WARSHIP" I ever served on!
Connelly, PatET3Jul 15, 1978 – Dec 29, 1979
Eisenbeis, JohnBT-3Aug 28, 1978 – May 23, 1982Bintrested in talking to old friends from the warboat DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE RON RAMSEY IS???????????? E-MAIL ME EISMAN@SOCKET.NET
Francis, RandyBTAOct 14, 1978 – Jun 20, 1981Eng.I have wonderful memories, the traveling,new friends,good times. I will always remember the time I spent on the Waddell. Regrets: I wish I had taken my time in the navy more serious, and stayed in for twenty.I was young.

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