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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 924 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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Bordier, JimSN1974 – 1977MEDICAL
Carey, BillHT31974 – 1976R-1 Shipfitter ShopKoch, Dybala, Stothers, Hill, Ashton, Gaultney any of the brotherhood of the beard? Anyone remember the American Fortnight in Hong Kong & playing in that Football game at Happy Valley Stadium?
Kellner, WilliamEM-21974 – 1975E
Topping, KevinETN31974 – 1976Repair
Gruber, GaryEN31974 – Dec 1976"A" Gang - Division Looking to hear from some old shipmates - Danny M, Woody, Art G, Randy W. . . Remember the good times in Olongapo City, Subic City, Gains Beach and Grandy Island
Ross, JimmySM2Jan 1974 – Nov 1978OperationsFirst ship. I made four westpacs aboard FatSam. It was a great time in my life. I met alot of wonderful people.
Brock, PaulMMFAJan 1974 – Dec 1974worked in starboard pump repair with Cheif Leighty, at end of year was transfered to USS Stein, FF-1065, the Gompers was a good ship. Sorry to hear she was sunk, what a waste of a good ship. God Bless all the crews that served on her.
Wells, RodneyMM3Jan 1974 – Apr 1976Main PropulsionGot my sea legs. Blew cookies first three nights at sea. Overslept first night of liberty in Subic. Tour got better after that. Great shipmates. Advanced to MM2.
Ramler, MichaelRM3Feb 1974 – Jun 17, 1977OPsGreat time and a great bunch of guys. When I got out I never looked back but will never forget the travel experiences and the friendships made. And the drinking...Surprised I still have a memory bank!
Williams, Robert (Bob)MR2Mar 1974 – Mar 1976R-2
Woodke, Richardmm3Apr 8, 1974 – Nov 11, 1977R2alot of good times great people i was in the pump shop from april 74 to nov 77 went on 3 west pacs worked with dave wahl roy becker dave brin arty knowels perry saylor richard ( frank ) bowen
Spero, JamesOM3May 8, 1974 – May 8, 1978R-5I was a guitar player back then (and still am). I remember fondly OM1 Harness, OM3 Robert Hess, and those two knife carrying boatswain mates who probably saved my life in a Subic Bay alley behind a club.
Bill, FarleyHT1May 10, 1974 – May 10, 1982R
Struble, DennisPNSNJun 1974 – Jun 1976XI had a lot of fun on the "Gompers", especially in Olongapo! Even though I was in the Navy a very short time, I will always always have fond memories of the friendships that I made and the many places that we saw.
Brantley, LarryQM3Jul 10, 1974 – Jul 9, 1977Ops
Hopkins, Guy (Hoppy)DECK APESep 1974 – Feb 19782nd DivisionNever thought I could drink so much. Anyone know of 1st class Pulley? I think about all the S..t I got into...from Subic to Kowloon....Pulling into Okinawa to out run a typhoon.
Holdstock, TerryE-3Oct 1974 – May 1978Side cleaner/2nd divisionOne long party ride
Panetta, MichaelBM3Oct 12, 1974 – Jul 17, 1977Deck, 3rdI still remember my first day at work on the boatdeck like it was yesterday. Great times with 3rd Div, great bunch of BMs. I was dubbed Halfhitch. Ewing, Aldridge, Long, Steffano, Graff, Britz, anyone out there email me, would like to hear from you.
Spears, Isaac [ike]htfnOct 19, 1974 – Jan 14, 1976r2I also was a disc jockey for A.F.R.S. aboard ship
Etringer, BillEMFNNov 1974 – Nov 1975E
Beauchamp, EricGMT2(DV)Nov 10, 1974 – Jul 10, 1977Repair Division Diving LockerI just got ahold of MacFunk! What fun we had!
Horton, MichaelE2Dec 19, 1974 – Nov 25, 1975Deck handHad a great time aboard the Gompers met alot of different people. Made alot of friends traveled the world.
Schnorr, DavidMMFN1975 – 1977R-2
Wascher, TomMR 21975 – 1976R2Had a great time on the '75 Westpac.
Barber, Charles "Mongo"HM31975 – 1976MedicalI joined the ship in Sasebo and completed the WestPac. Still remember the football game in Hong Kong.
Russell, MichaelSeaman 3rd class1975 – 1976Boatson MateMy Nickname Is SCOOBYDOO
Johnston, JerryBm31975 – 1977S-1Best time in my life, west pack 75-77 Had some good times in Hk , olongapo, Subic bay, and Japan etc. Never will forget.
Witt, JimTm31975 –Weapons
Myers, MichaelIM3Jan 1975 – Jun 1976R-5I worked in the MIRCS shop.Gauges and all that.
Davis, JerryFAJan 1, 1975 – Nov 19, 1977BLooking for some shipmates. Contract me if you're here.
David, WesleyemfnJan 17, 1975 – Apr 21, 1978E-div Looking for E-Div members from 1974-1978
Lightner, StanMR2Feb 1975 – Aug 16, 1977R-2Made one WESTPAC on the Gompers. Much better duty than the Coarl Sea. Remember good times with Tom Cunningham and Travis Beller. Currently teaching manufacturing at the University of Nebraska at Kearney
Tartaro, FrankIC-2Mar 1975 – Oct 1978IC ShopLooking for any of the old IC and Electrician crew. found some, Fred casey, where are you????
Goan, MikeEM2Mar 1975 – Sep 1978EMany memories.
Locurcio, Victor (Fedel)SeamanMar 15, 1975 – Mar 15, 1977Deck Division
Rodriguez, Oscar ( Chico) RodriguezUSS SAMUEL GOMPERSMar 18, 1975 – May 17, 19781ST / SIDE CLEANER / 2NDBest time of my life, lots of good people, i'll never forget the good old times.
Dallair, JohnQM3Apr 1975 – Apr 1977Navigationhope to hear from anyone who remembers happy daze.
Landry, JoePM 3Apr 13, 1975 – May 18, 1978R 1
Dallair, JohnQM3May 1975 – May 1977NavigationJust learned Sammy G. sunk by friendly fire. I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!!! Anyone who remembers QMC Kirk, Larry Bowen, Larry Brantley, the Rider Bros., ETC Tom Sawyer, CWO Nace and other colourful characters feel free to email. God Bless all.
Robinson, BobEN3May 1975 – May 1976AI got out of the Navy in 1976, and haven't seen anybody from the Navy since then, so just thought I'd check in and see what everybody is up to. Anybody been in touch with Greg Bergeron?
Sherry, Charles Z-muggMay 16, 1975 – Sep 10, 1978B
Butryn Jr, Stanley T.EN-3Jun 1, 1975 – Jan 31, 1978R-2hey this is buckshot butryn icc-shop dan maquistion were r u. hoy remember fhilapines if anyone remembers me plz try and contact me thanks
Heine, Jeff profile iconE3Jun 11, 1975 –Hull TechLooking for anyone that remembers me.
Dean, AndrewMM2Sep 1975 – Jun 1980A -DivisionWanting to make contacts with old ship mates.
Dean, AndrewMMCSep 1, 1975 – Jun 28, 1980A-DivRetired MMC. Living in Oregon City, Oregon. Married 39 years with two grown boys, 36 and 33 years old. I work in Property Management. Would like to hear from everyone who took part in the great days of Fat Sam.
Brush, GeorgeIC3Sep 30, 1975 – Jun 15, 1978E-Division
McCumber, JackMm3Oct 10, 1975 – Mar 14, 1979MLongest time of my life, but it will be forever on my mind.
Yeager, BryonemelectrianNov 6, 1975 – Nov 6, 1976engineeringi was trying to find anyone
Plemmons, Jim/ SpankySK3Dec 7, 1975 – Jul 21, 1979S-1Hey to Schnorr, Spies, Ross, Panetta, Bliss,yes I remember all of you. I was always on the roam around the Fat Sammy. Did a pair of Westpacs, what memories for a young lad to remember.
Bliss, DonaldSK3/E-4Dec 18, 1975 – Dec 18, 1979S-1 ANDWould like anyone that remembers me & those that I served with to E-Mail me. Here are a few names of people I worked with:SKCM "SMITTY' SMITH, SKCS IVEY, SKC DOWNS, SK1 WHITNEY, SK2 BEATTY, SK3 ELLIS, VAN DYKE, SASSAMAN, CHIEF TICHACEK.
Martinez, Gilbertsk3Dec 27, 1975 – Mar 23, 1979s1

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