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USS Gridley (CG 21) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Gridley (CG 21). 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 541 crew members registered for the USS Gridley (CG 21).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1991 | 1992 – now

Kissler, DavidQM31977 – 1981What an experience!
De Loney, DewayneTm31977 – 1979A/SThis was my first sea duty command, and I will never forget the torpedo tube crawl that Workman bet me on. Massive great bunch of men. Good luck gents.
Maus, AndrewOS2Jan 3, 1977 – Jul 1, 1981OIWent on to retire as OSCS(SW) in June '96.
Morgan, BillHT3Mar 3, 1977 – Sep 4, 1978RepairGreat shipmates, most of our time was in the shipyard at Long Beach. Had a lot of fun trying to figure out the piping for the new CHT sysytem being installed. Got out and stayed in the reserves, retired as HT1 in 1995
Forrest, JonBMSNMar 25, 1977 – Apr 25, 1981Deck"The Grid", Westpac, Subic Bay, Wow. Feel free to contact me, much love to all shipmates.
Connelly, VaughnHM2Apr 1977 – Aug 1978AdminWorked with HMC Guest. Many great memories. Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Acapulco...
Corp, GeneET2May 1977 – Nov 1980OE
Emerson, JamesOS2May 1977 – Dec 1978OIA Radar Man who loved playing tennis in San Diego and Long Beach, and you may remember that I won the tournament! I bought my first set of left-handed golf clubs while on board, and played in a lot of cribbage matches.
Ridenour, RandyGMMSNJun 10, 1977 – Dec 27, 1979Weapons
Schilder, DuaneMM3Aug 10, 1977 – Jun 16, 1981EngineeringInteresting times with great friends.
Harward, KipBT E5Aug 25, 1977 – Jan 25, 1981BBT's you missed a meet we had in Vegas, only a few showed. Ronnie Richter has passed, Greg Morrison is serving 30 years in prison for murder. Fred Sharpsteen has passed
Wilbourn, ArlieIC-3Sep 1977 – Dec 1979EA year in Long Beach. What a treat.
Didio, SteveSTG3Sep 1977 – Jan 1979A/SMy first ship of a 24-year career. The day I reported, the Duty ST was completely stoned! On my second day, the First LT and several other Khakis were taken off in cuffs after a drug sweep! Oh the Navy of the late 70s!
Ortiz, DaveSM2Sep 7, 1977 – May 27, 1981CS - ComunicationsLooking for shipmates from WESTPAC '80 that participated in Operation Eagle Claw.
Urmetz, DirksnDec 14, 1977 – Sep 1978deck3 of the best years of my life!
Seydler, Chanceftm3Dec 17, 1977 – Aug 25, 1980foxgood times good shipmates i remember looking at those old chiefs thinking they were to old to have fun anymore now that i am 55 my perspective has changed
Pardinas, JaimeGMM21978 – 1981GunnersmateGridley was the only ship in my tour. Made friends that have lasted a lifetime. I am in law enforcement now as well as a private vessel Captain. Have kept in touch with some but not all Grids. Would like to hear from more.
Workman, MichaelGMT11978 – Jan 1983A/SGreat ship I enjoyed my tour onboard. The people in A/S division were a tight group of men. We had some good parties together.
Slessor, PhillIIpRM2Jan 1, 1978 – Oct 25, 1980OpsWas the Antenna maintenance petty officer and damage control petty officer for radio central. Went on Westpac in 1980 in the failed hostage rescue attempt.
Suttles, JerryBT3Jan 8, 1978 – Nov 26, 1980BI served on the grid in Long Beach,and did the WestPac of 1980.
Garrett, DanSMSNJan 18, 1978 – Jun 1, 1981Communicationswell there were some good times & some bad times.but looking back i dont regret it one bit.
Cowing, KenNCCFeb 1978 – Feb 1981AdminMade E-7 while on the Gridley and sailed on her 1980 WESTPAC. Capt Stouffer and Capt McGrath were the CO's.
Nance, JimE5Feb 2, 1978 – Feb 2, 1984E DivisionHey Gridley - just looking to contact some old shipmates. Lots of fond memories, the bars - the parties......Hit me up at guys.
Cavanaugh, DonOS 2Feb 15, 1978 – Jun 15, 1980Operations
Smith, DonSTG3 / STG1May 1978 – Oct 1993ASSpent two tours onboard, total of 4 1/2 yrs. This was my first & last ship in my 16 yrs of service. I look back and remember the good times and the bad, the underway time and the ports. Fell free to email me!
Russell, RickLieutenantMay 8, 1978 – Jun 1982OI/OM/ECame aboard as an Ensign and left 2 WESTPAC's later as a Lieutenant. Served in OPS and Engineering.
Burns, Craig profile iconGMM2Jun 1978 – Aug 1981Missile
Kip Harward, SnatchBT2Aug 21, 1978 – Jan 28, 1981B Forward Fire roomMiss you guys. Guess what this old stoner is, a nuclear chemist. Had a blast, still have dreams about you all. Amazing what 4 years does to the brain. Some one e-mail me would love to hear from the old crew.
Jacek, Chris profile iconrmsnSep 1, 1978 – Jun 21, 1981radioServing in the navy was the best 4 years of my life, my nickname was teflon, from some of my partners in radio. will never forget my times at sea and at port and all the life lessons learned.
Wagner, MattDS3 > DS1Oct 1978 – Sep 1982OBTwo 'interesting' West-Pacs. Number one priority - clean it up and make it look good, then if you have any time left - fix it.
Burton, KennethEM 3Oct 4, 1978 – Sep 14, 1980Electricians mateWas an electricians mate from 76 thru 80 remember some good west pacs. Pattie Beach Thailand, Hong Kong, singapore. I remember being at GQ for hours when they tried to rescue the hostages in Iran. Anyone hear fron stan harding fron Clevland
Davis, BrianIC3Oct 10, 1978 – Jul 21, 1982ICM
White, MichaelSTG1Nov 29, 1978 – Nov 29, 1982ASRetired from working at the DoD as a federal civilian. Enjoying life with my wife. Spend time serving God at my church, reading, playing chess, playing pool, and just doing projects around the hacienda.
Humphrey, StevenBM31979 – 1980Comm
White, MikeSTG21979 – 1982ASThis was the worst ship I served on in my career. Where is Chief Henry....I feel like making his day again!
Wilson, Anthony (Tony)GMM31979 – Mar 7, 1982Missile
Thomas, RonaldEM31979 – 1981Engineering ElectricianLooking for a shipmate who can provide a buddy statement. I have a hearing loss claim but my medical records are lost.
Beyer, MichaelSK21979 – 1981Supply
Lacoste, DanielRM3Jan 15, 1979 – Aug 1980CommunicationsLearned much more about comms while onboard. Went through Refresher Training getting ready for deployment to WESTPAC in early 1980. Deployed to Indian Ocean during Embassy rescue attempt.
Cruz, Luis profile iconMM3Feb 5, 1979 – Jan 5, 1981Engineering - 38-A Outside Machine ShopLooking to connect with All Engineering buddies and other department shipmates via email: and all other social network sites: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook as LuisCruzDiaz.
Reece, J. KurtMM2 (SW)Apr 1979 – Nov 1982A-GangAn experience I will never forget, two West Pacs, crossing the equator, a Typhoon in the Sea of Japan! Plus the famous quote from our Skipper "Run she will. Shine she must".
Cormier, FredMM3Apr 24, 1979 – Nov 22, 1981A short but great period of my earlier life was spent on the Gridley. It was a good life learning experience that I still carry to this day. Since that time a lot of things have changed in all of us. Good or bad you can't take that away.
Steele, Robert Bobmm2May 1979 – Dec 3, 1982main controlI will never forget my time on the gridley and the crew we saw the world wow.
Poplin, Travis HT2Jun 1, 1979 – Jan 12, 1981 R Made one WestPac interrupted by the aborted Iranian hostage recue attempt. Looking for Peter j Mazarella
Boger, Ron profile iconBT3Jun 4, 1979 – Nov 30, 1982B- Forward fireroom
Halvorson, OleBT2Jul 1979 – May 18, 1981BWent onboard a BT3. Worked in the OilLab with BT2 Beetle Bailey. Made a westpac. Picture of the ship is in National Geographic, June 1991, sitting off Mogadishu, Somalia, nice place (sic). Fair winds and following seas to all
Woodiel, James (Jim)LCDRJul 13, 1979 – Aug 1, 1980Supply
Campbell, BrianFTM1Aug 5, 1979 – Apr 25, 1982FOX
Woodiel, James (Jim)LCDRAug 20, 1979 – Aug 1, 1980supplyServed in Gridley as SUPO. One of my most enjoy- able tours.
Hartman, MichaelRM3Sep 11, 1979 – Dec 5, 1981Commi always remember the good times on the grids
Ellis, Greg profile iconOS2Oct 3, 1979 – Jan 5, 1982IOBest memories West-Pac / South-Pac Perth and Fremantle. Camel Crossroads Sharks on the Fantail. Bear Delta's and F14's flyin over.Who could forget the USS BrOkinawa Hell the Grids towd that pig all over the IO.
Ray, RichardMM3Nov 1979 – Jun 1983mI am the person who painted the numerous parts of EMO1
Santoli, SteveE2 - STG2Nov 1979 – Feb 1983WepsYep, Chief Henrie was miserable, and unfortunately, liked to share. Best memories are with my pal Mike W. Traveled the world! Miss some of the good times.
Rodriguez, JesusEM3Nov 4, 1979 – Mar 29, 1983EM01Started my navy career onboard this ship. I almost didn't make it through but one day I just walked around and thought that I was serving onboard one of the greatest ship in the navy. Retired EMC(SW) 03/01

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