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USS Leahy (CG 16) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Leahy (CG 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 486 crew members registered for the USS Leahy (CG 16).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1965 | 1966 – 1970 | 1971 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Mathews, HalQM21974 – 1978NavigationRussia, and especially Finland were good experiences; still in contact with a friend in Finland. Capt. Sinclair was good. LT. Rufner(navigator) was great. Would like to find CWO White, Jack Kegy, and Chuck(QM2)
Vrabel, Robertftm21974 – 1978fc div
Stabler, ClayLT1974 – 1976WeaponsGreat ship and great crew, especially the GMGs and GMMs. Captain Sinclair was a wonderful skipper. Very vivid memories of the Med and the trip to Russia.
Long, JamesGMGSN1974 – 19752nd
Gay, Jerry L.PC2Mar 1974 – May 1977X
Dawkins, BennyIC3Mar 3, 1974 – May 25, 1976Great Crew! Trip to Russia a highlight of my life.
Cassano, BillIC2Apr 8, 1974 – Aug 8, 1977EWho could forget seeing Elizabeth Taylor in Russia or Princess Grace in Monaco. I'll take a Med cruise over a WESPAC anyday. Great crew and fast ship. To bad Captain Crunch had to run her into a sea wall in Japan.
Peterson, Dale B.MM2Jun 1974 – Nov 1978MPROUD TO HAVE SERVED ON THIS FINE SHIP, PRIDE OF THE FLEET ON BOTH COASTS, ANYONE REMEMBER THE DRAG RACE WITH THE USS LUCE TO BAD HER BOILERS WERE NOT UP TO THE TASK, TRIP TO USSR WAS INTERESTING. HELSINKI FINLAND WAS BETTER
Bolin, MikesmsnJun 1974 – Jun 1976commgreat ship, great times,grat friends, outstanding Captain. to many good/funny times to point one out,
Calhoun, PaulPN2Jun 24, 1974 – Jul 1, 1978N & XPNSR to PN2. Great cruise 75! England, Russia, Finland, Spain, Italy, - Still with the Navy - civilian computer supervisor in Yokosuka Japan,
Daniles, PaulGMM2Jul 1974 – Mar 11, 1975Missile
Daniels, PaulGMM2Jul 1974 – Mar 13, 1975GMGreat Ship and Crew. Worked in the Aft House. Remember Dirty Jack and Charlie Ray. Came aboard as a short timer.
Hepp, William R.OSSNOct 1974 – May 1975Ops
Hueg, JohnMM3Nov 1974 – Mar 1977Being on the USS Leahy was a great memory
Greenawalt, EdgarMMFNNov 27, 1974 – Jul 25, 1975MForward Engineroom was my home. 2 Med. cruises were great. Lot of great guys to work with.
Mark, JackBM 3Dec 7, 1974 – Aug 29, 1977First
Wagner, EdFTM1Dec 21, 1974 – Jul 30, 1979FC
Marks, Ronald K.MM3Dec 26, 1974 – Apr 12, 1975A-Gangbaby nuc at that time. short time but very interesting time to learn about the conventional fleet, but i still went to nuc school!
Wesley, RichardFTM2Dec 27, 1974 – Mar 26, 1977FC
Flynn, BobLTJG1975 – 1976M & BMain Propulsion Assistant
Denfip, JohnFN31975 – 1976I made the trip to the ussr and though the canel to CA.
Ludington, James Joseph (Guitar)E-41975 – 1978decklooking for Dave Chancelor and Jerry Gay, my music buddies
Flynn, RobertLT1975 – 1976MPAA great groop to work with. Memorable trip to Lennigrad.
Pagan, JerryFNJan 1975 – 1976engineering Aft Boiler Room
Bessey, Dennissk2Feb 1975 – Feb 1977s1looking for Earnest (Earnie) Pagono I'm from Oil City, Pennsylvania but I'm currently a truck driver living in Arizona.
Hawthorne, MarkE3Mar 1, 1975 – Jun 15, 1975SupplyI was aboard for a very short time - but it was a fine ship & crew.
Leyva, Johnny (Beaner)BT3Mar 10, 1975 – Aug 31, 1981bi miss all my ship mates. Teddy,steve miller,ronnie bennett,alex,ski,ed,i hope to hear from you all.
Johnson, DavidDS1Apr 1975 – Sep 1979OD
Postuma, Wesley {post}BT3Jun 1975 – Aug 1978I have been looking for EM2 Bruce Rainville he served on the Leahy the same time i served, i just moved to Washington state for a job I am enjoying it here.
Kerr, George/ RiceyBT3Jul 1, 1975 – Jul 1, 1979BI cannot remember the name of the guy that went down in the fwd pump room to take a reading and came out to secure the door to same, but thanks dude you saved the ship
Shea, TimothyETR2Jul 8, 1975 – Jun 30, 1977OEGreat time ship, good places and good friends.
Smith, WalkerQM3Jul 14, 1975 – Dec 26, 1978Nav/X/OpsNever thought such an experience would be so important.
Lauer, Tom profile iconOSSNAug 15, 1975 – Apr 1977Operations/Ops/OIUSS Leahy was my only ship/command. I am proud to have served and only grow more proud as I reflect on my days as a member of this ship's crew.
Kurz, RobertCommander, Supply Corps (Ret.)Sep 1975 – Jul 1977Supply OfficerMy time on USS Leahy was one of the best tours of my Navy career. The Supply Department enlisted personnel were outstanding and serving under both Capt. Alex Sinclair and Capt. Sam Pearlman was truly a privilege.
Vita, JamesBT3Nov 12, 1975 – Jun 8, 1977propulsionGreatest adventure of my life.
Sherry, KevinCOMMANDER (RET)Nov 15, 1975 – Apr 20, 1978DCA/CIC/OPS OfficerThe Leahy was the ship I was stationed on when I met my wife and served with the best crew I was ever with in 23 years in the Navy.
Bennett, DouglasMMFNDec 1975 – Feb 1976I am proof that Captain Sinclair is the most honorable officer ever to have a command. He knew ever member of his crew, down to the least of all, which was me. Thank you Captain Sinclair, for letting me off the hook, and to visit the Soviet Union.
Mauk, DavidGMM31976 – 19772ndCame on after Russia cruise. we were in San Diego my 1st yr, then Long Beach Naval Shipyard my last 14 months. GMM1 Deschamps was my 1st class
Bergeron, Bruce / BertGMG21976 – 1979weapons/2ndlooking for anybody in the gungang
Krajnak, JeffreyBT31976 – 1979BMember of the Leahy on the rocks crew. Lunch at Pier 6 Pub rules.
Bergeron, BruceGMG21976 – 19792nd Div/weaponsMount 32 Gun captain then Gun Repair for mounts 31&32
Williams, ChuckHT 3Jan 1976 – 1980R
Spurlock, RonaldMM 2Jan 1, 1976 –MGreat ship
King, WayneE2Jan 1, 1976 – Mar 23, 19761stLooking for mate with last name of Donahoe or Donahue he was from Boston!
Meadows, DonaldOSCJan 11, 1976 – Nov 17, 1978OIGreat crew, proud to be the Leading Chief for OI Division. Best OPs boss in the Navy.
Harrington, PaulGMG2Feb 1976 – Jul 1978WeaponsLooking for Mike York. Great time with many who I am still in touch with.
Willis, JimETNSNMar 1976 – Mar 1978OE
Warzyn, ChuckJO2Mar 1976 – Jun 1979XOnly ship I served on during 8-yr. hitch. As ship's journalist,enjoyed assembling Westpack 78-79 cruisebook. Shore duty at Navy Recruiting District Memphis. Married local gal; settled in West Tennessee. Still have fond memories of ship and crew.
Nuckolls, CliffBT-1'Apr 4, 1976 – Apr 4, 1981B
Montgomery, MontySTG3Jun 1976 – 1980ASWLeahy on the Rocks. I remember it well. Great to see some of the names that I haven't heard in years.
Burns, Robert/burnzFTM2Aug 5, 1976 – May 15, 1980FCI was on board during Leahy on the rocks in Japan,i really do sort of miss it all, what a time it was. May the lord Jesus Christ bless you all real good.
Truitt, LarrySTG4Sep 6, 1976 – Sep 6, 1980ASW
Bequette, Lewis (Buck)ETR2Oct 1976 – Jan 1980ElectronicsMade some great friends on the Leahy.
Costantino, Rick (Coz)BmsnNov 9, 1976 – Jun 16, 1980Deck
Murray, Bill / William / BoatsBM/2 NEXT TO GODNov 15, 1976 – Dec 8, 19811STLOOKING FOR CHIEF DAVIS PO,S BELL,HOOTER,CURTIS DIV. MATES CURT RIENHOLD BOE GEATA OR ANYBODY ELSE THAT KNEW MY SORRY ASS I NOW LIVE IN S.W. FLORIDA.
Orozco, Daniel profile iconRM2Dec 1976 – May 1980CommunicationsGreat sea duty. RIMPACs were great trips to Hawaii. WestPac was great. GW Walker, Green, Pouncil, LaTourrette, Rodriquez, Brez, Tunnell, Story, Liaboe, Montague, En. Murphy, and Cdr Bethea were great people!
Orozco, DanielSN - RM2Dec 27, 1976 – May 1980Communication - Radiofrom drydock to sea worthy, Long Beach to San Diego; RIMPAC to WestPAC; got my first and only bosun's punch in drydock; great steel beach cookouts; Japan, Korea, Tiawan, PI, Singapore, Hawaii. great duty - great memory

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