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USS Samuel Gompers (AD 37) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Samuel Gompers (AD 37). 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 940 crew members registered for the USS Samuel Gompers (AD 37).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1970 | 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 – 1975 | 1976 – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 – now

Witzke, WilliamBM31972 – Jun 1973R3
Steinmetz, RonaldSeaman1972 –MaintThis is actually the daughter of Ron Steinmetz. He passed away in May of 2019. I remember him telling stories of getting into trouble and having to repaint the letters on the side of the ship.
Pickett, MichaelBT2Feb 10, 1972 – Aug 13, 1975BNow working in Nuclear Power at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Arizona.
Setering, BradlySTG2Mar 26, 1972 – Oct 24, 1973R-5worked in the Sonar and Fire control shop
Rodrigue, AllenMS3Apr 1, 1972 – Jul 26, 1972Mess Decks - BakeryWas station on on board foe just a few months when I had to tranfer to the USS Denver LPD9. Was a sad day for me when I had to leave the fat sam.
Carrington, GeorgeHT2May 10, 1972 – Apr 11, 1975R-1A couple of years in the shipyard, a few years in a rock and roll club, 31 years in law enforcement, and now retired. But my time aboard the Gompers influenced all of those decisions, and I am eternally grateful. Thanks
Berg, FredHM2Jun 1972 – Mar 15, 1973MedicalAwesome time for the short while I was aboard. Joined up in P.I. and "floaated" (lost the load a few times) via Pearl to San Diego. Striker buddy, John Henry Fendler recently passed. I stay in touch with his wife. Ahoy!
Weixelman, Robert RadarMS3Jun 1, 1972 – Mar 31, 1976Food Management / Store RoomStarted my tour on the Fat Sam in 1972 while she was in Subic Bay , i would say that was quite an experience, started out in the mm division then my last two year in food mangement, I made three West Pac's on Fat Sam
Caudill, Leslie "les"EM2Jul 1972 – Jun 1975R3
Branch, David profile iconMR2Jul 1972 – Jun 1975R2I don't see very many MRs here. We had lots of them. Where are you all?
Guido, JohnnyHMJul 1972 – 1974MedicalHad a great time! Explored Hong Kong with a friend, Eldon (I believe that was his first name), a PN. Anyone know him? Brother, Paul Guido, came on board in '74, so got to serve with him. What an adventure.
Estridge, John JellybeanBt2Jul 9, 1972 – Nov 20, 1975B Serve on the Gompers from 72-75 Retire from USNR , live in Ky, welding teacher
Detweiler, KenBM2Jul 21, 1972 – Jun 22, 1975Hi all you guys hope you are doing well hope to hear from you soon
Bilderback, AlanE-5/SK-2Aug 1972 – Feb 1976S-1 (Storekeeper)
Andrews, DaveOMCAug 1972 – Sep 1975R-2Was Petty Officer in charge of Optical Shop. Made two West Pac cruises aboard Gompers during Viet Nam.
Runser, LarryMMCAug 10, 1972 – Sep 1, 1976R-2I was CPO in charge of the Valve repair shop in R-2 division
Munyon, Douglasyn2/yn1Aug 15, 1972 – Oct 15, 1974x"X"I was the Captain's Yeoman for Capt's Dan Banks, A. J. Pickert and R.C. Gardner; went on to enjoy a complete career and retired YNCS (SW) in 7/1988. Now live in El Cajon, Ca and am 100% retired. Enjoying it too!
Smith, RonHTFNSep 1972 – Apr 9, 1975R
Herring, PatrickSEAMANSep 13, 1972 – Aug 23, 1975deck 1stsorry to hear she is gone
Campbell, MichaelTM3Oct 1972 – Mar 17, 19753rd and WeaponsMet alot of good people and had some good times. Lost touch with most of them and would like to find out what happened to them.
Redden, RichardE3Oct 3, 1972 – May 17, 1973deck I remember the days then at discharge I stayed to strip asbetous
Becker, RoyMM3Oct 13, 1972 – Dec 24, 1975R-2Worked in the valve shop and outside machine shop.Met the best people in the world, had way too much fun. Looking for my striker when I left, Richard Woodke. Have been in touch with Tom and Steve Downs. Looking for Skip Hopewell . Drop a line.
Hilmes, AlanMR3Nov 1972 – Aug 2, 1975R-2 division machine shopI'm still alive !!!!!!! now living in Lebanon,Indiana and semi retired or unemployed . feel free too email me if you served aboard Sammy G the same time period or you can find me on facebook
Schindle, JimPN2Nov 12, 1972 – Dec 31, 1973Admin
Hilmes, AlanMR3Nov 28, 1972 – Aug 15, 1975R2 machine shopMany memories I had aboard Fat Sam Many I'll never forget sad to see she was sunk but thankful it wasn't cause of enmity fire may she rest in peace would like to hear from anyone from the machine shop sometime
Jamnik, WarnerBM 3Dec 1972 – Jun 19752nd
Brown, John "j.b."E-31973 – 1975Radioman/ Ships artist-Cruise book- XI Designed and painted the Emblem that used to be on the side of the Ship, also painted a fireplace on the vent in Deck dept. I designed the Cruise Book and the family grams during this period with shipmate White side. Sooo many good times.
Edwards, JimmyE-41973 – Jul 7, 1976S-3Hi to All I miss the Fat Sam, anyone remember when a bunch of us got left behind in Kaohsiung Taiwan Wespac 74 I have a website where I help children in the Philippines find their fathers in the U.S. http://AmerasiansLookingTheirRoots.
Morton, CliffE3Jan 1973 – Jan 19751stGood times and good friends onboard the Fat Sam...Hay Archey you still around....
Tremblay, JorySK3Jan 1, 1973 – Jan 1, 1976supply - one - the best frickin on the fat samIll never forget: six of us, smoking thai sticks in the nuke hole, taking the freight elevator up six decks, supressing the laughter, gasping for air, each of us getting off on a different deck.
Hopkins, Guy "hoppy"BMJan 1, 1973 – Feb 17, 19782nd Deck ApeJust looking for some old buddies
Benish, JesseEm3Jan 15, 1973 –EmStill kicking, caught up with Tom Steppert, and Ken Solkol just b4 retired to az.hope to hear from some of u bilge rats.
Kelch, LarryICFNFeb 1, 1973 – Oct 15, 1975EIC Gang
Martinez, Reuben "Marty" profile iconMM3Mar 1973 – Jan 1974M/Engineroomended up on a pos tender when I asked to go to another can after Shelton DD 790 was decommisioned .Was not a joyful experience but most of the guys were great .dress white insp. in drydock, Portland,Ore Made a lot of sense,right
Hughes, KeithIC 2Mar 1, 1973 – Sep 7, 1976E IC GangGreat shipmates, Swan Island Shipyard, Portland Or, WestPac 73 & 75. Hay IC Gang / E Div., write to me, I'd like to know how you all are doing. Looking for Mike Prince, Fred Casey, John B., Roy Lentz, Larry Kelch, David, Frank T., Danny B.
Tidwell, HenryynsnMar 3, 1973 – Mar 3, 1974X division CWO HinesHad lots of fun in Subic....until I got into a fight with an officer....charges were overturned and awarded an honorable
Fruehauf, PaulSK3Apr 1973 – Jun 1, 1976Supply S-1Hoping to hear from some old storekeep buddies
Cooley, DonSK3Apr 1973 – Jan 1975Supply S-1First ship, Father/Son duty, first WestPac, hard work, good ship, good shipmates. Was in the Navy two weeks when I walked aboard ship. Never went to bootcamp! Serious culture shock!
Sheppard, JohnEM2/EM1May 10, 1973 – Apr 30, 1977EShips gang. LPO of power distribution gang. Rigged tons of shore power. went on to retire in 1991.
Haight, Gerry "Charlie"OM2/OM1Jun 1973 – Aug 1979R5
Engels, EricIC2Jun 1973 – Sep 1976EShips Company, IC Gang. Hated being there at the time but miss all the good friends and Olongapo! Some of the best times of my youth!
Cole, SteveHtfnJun 1973 – Apr 1975R-1
Gaultney, LarryHTFNJul 5, 1973 – Oct 16, 1976r1
Doble, CesarPN2Sep 1, 1973 – Jan 7, 1977R-1, XThree West Pac Cruises. I enjoyed them all.
Smith, ThomasE3Sep 15, 1973 – Jun 10, 1975OSbye fat sam will miss you
Chastain, Michael (Mike)OS3Oct 1973 – Sep 1975OPS
Davis, JimTM2Oct 1973 – May 1977Weapons
Crouch, RickRMSNNov 1973 – Jan 1975OC
Beckwith, Jr, CloisBT2Dec 12, 1973 – Dec 12, 1977REPAIR-BOILER

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