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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 928 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
Kester, DuaneBM31980 – 19831stA lot of good times. Wouldn't change a thing.
Crater, Jeffmr31980 – 1981mr
Hartbeck, BetsyIC1980 – 1981IC REPAIR
Bain, Melvine21980 – 1982boatsansmatewhat up howie dog holla at me. sorry about sliping you that acid that night. But we had fun anyway.Your homeboy from St.Louis MO. Melvin INSAIN BAIN.
Richardson, Stevesn 31980 – 1981canvas shop
Nelson, Jeffrey,forrestHT 21980 – Aug 19, 1983RAnybody seen Lisa wolf??? I would love to hear from her!!
Polasek, RobertHT-21980 – Jun 22, 1985R-1Served 5 years aboard building 37 as we used to joke. Made three West Pacs. Miss the tropics. Diego Garcia was a fisherman's paradise. Met the love of my life aboard the Gompers. Married with 5 wonderful children.
Burgos, EdgardoSAJan 1980 – Aug 1981DECKWhat a great ship. I met a lot of great people. JoAnn , little Cali, Salazar, Soto and Ceaser to mention a few. If any of you guys read this, I hope your having a great life. Good luck to you all. Your Buddy Burgos
Cadd, WayneMLCJan 11, 1980 – Jan 10, 1985r-2
Bay, LouieENCJan 13, 1980 – May 1981ADMIN What a great ship. Worked as 3-M cord. Made CPO on 13 aug. '80. Served under Capt.O'MALIA. Big event in my life .Remember Lacy,Archer,Larson,Lyons and many others. Sorry to hear it was a target.
Howard, DarrylsnFeb 16, 1980 – Apr 22, 1983supple s-1trying to contact any of the homies i served with i can be reached at 317-822-6691
Reburn (King), Cynthia (Candy)SH2 During cruise SHSNMar 1980 – Jun 1982Supply S3I served with Terry King, Johnny Rae, Iggy Gonzales, PO3 Smith
Allen, DanielSK2Mar 15, 1980 – Sep 22, 1984supplyloved going on the 2 west pac made many friends on my tour there
Ingram, SteveHT1 (SW)Mar 15, 1980 – Mar 31, 1984RT/NDT LabHad a great time onboard.
Holliday, MikeLI2May 15, 1980 – May 15, 1983R5John Neve, Yolanda Diez, Sr. Chief, John Parks, Mitch Baldwin, Mike Milner, George Neff, Parks, Greenly, Dowdell, Uk, Shafer, and anyone else who sees this... send me a message! Would love to hear from you!
Martin, Jeffen3Jun 12, 1980 – Feb 12, 1982r2had a lot of good friends, i worked in the valve shop, the engine shop and boiler repair shop. i lived off ship
Hallahan, Michaelbm3Jul 14, 1980 – Jun 25, 1984boats and cranes div.the best 3 years ever will always have great memories of the 3 west packs i served on.
Rivers, Edward profile iconstorekeeperAug 1, 1980 – Jul 1, 1983supplyWhats up to the supply crew shout out to Indian,Detroit , shy town Oakland, jacksonville if you dont remember me you would see me and Darrell howard aka howard dog hanging out to gether. 9042339464
Johnson, DennisDTAug 2, 1980 – Sep 14, 1982dentalwas up ricky
Cotant, MikeIC-3Sep 1980 – Sep 1984R-3Served with Skovira, Cruz, Dalvit. Played a lot of cards
Skovira, BernardIC2Sep 25, 1980 – May 15, 1983R3
Taylor, Leona / LeeFT2Oct 1980 –R-4
Paul, JamesE-6 (GMG 1)Nov 1980 – May 1984w-3 ships armorythis was my first ship after boot camp , and i met some of the best people, and was the coach of the ships softball team. miss all you guys. would love too hear from yall.
Brazil, Jeff "Daddy-b" "braz"EMFNNov 1980 – Mar 1983E Division2 years of talking like WC Fields? Thanks Nick
Griffes, EdMM3Nov 14, 1980 – Dec 31, 1983MDarrel Lunde came across your name and Jmmiy Heins on this site.Man they were some good times. Remeber when the spring bearing burend up? The Uss Spartenatlmoast sank in the lagon at Diego Garciea?
Gonzales, Raymond / ChicoEM3Dec 1980 –E DivisionLooking for some old friends. I left the Gompers for Balboa after breaking my ankle rollerskating after a Christmas party at "The Condo"...Ended up on the Bainbridge.
Stoudenmier, MichaelDP3Dec 6, 1980 – May 1982S-6 Data ProcessingGreat times on the Gompers. Served on two West Pac/I.O. cruises. Saw more of Diego Garcia than I care to remember. Great times in Hong Kong, and Australia. Hope everyone in S-6 have had wonderful lives after "Sam"
Martin, Gussyn3Dec 28, 1980 – Apr 24, 1984admin/weaponspn2 austin, clegg, grigsby, ken williams, both of them, wictor hall, would like to hear from you guys.
Martin, GussE-4/YN3Dec 28, 1980 – Apr 24, 1984admin/weapons
Clegg, MerreldPN21981 – 1984ADMINWhat a crazy time to be in the Navy..... Looking for Jackie Miliken, Carla Croner, Ricky Austin or anyone who served from 81-84.
Cirullo, TheresaQM31981 – 1984Operations - NavigationsArriving onboard Sammy G in Fall 1981 I was in Deck Department until I moved up to Operations as a QM. I have fond, hazy memories and wonder how everyone is doing.
Figgins, JesseMMFN1981 – 1984MI had quite an adventure on the Fat Sam, learned a lot about myself, and engineering, which layed the foundation for what I still do today as a licensed steam engineer.
Campbell, SandraE31981 – 1982Engineering
Rivero, PeterE-41981 – 1982A-GangLoved finishing my career on the Gompers, in San Diego
Powell, Tod profile iconPH3 photographers mate E-41981 – 1983repair I loved being on the ship, especially the west -pac,all but the ac going out in Diego-Garcia that was hot, I cant complain to much after going down to the engine room... they had it hot.. ...todsterx69@gmail.com
Carver, SteveHT21981 – 1983R-1 weldshopGood times, good friends. Does anyone else miss Diego Garcia?
Marin, RaymondEM31981 – Jan 1984EIs there anybody out there?
Korchowsky, GeorgeLT in 1981; Ret. O-6, 20071981 – 1983Operations Dept.Reported in late 1981 as Ops Officer. Departed after deployment in 1983. I remember Gompers being the 1st USN ship to visit Sri Lanka in decades. Christmas at Diego Garcia? Glamping safari in Kenya's Masai Mara Preserve.
Griffith, BeverlyE-3 Deck1981 – 1984deckWow, I have dreams that I'm back on the ship. All the people I knew are not there anymore. Makes me mad. I miss ya'll. the least u could do is pop up n my dreams.
Cali, AliceE5Jan 1981 – Dec 1984Personnel OfficeMet the ship in Hawaii - made 3 westpacs. Started out in deck div., moved into personnel. Does anyone know where Joanne Restko is? I've been trying to find her forever! Have reconnected with alot of people through facebook - look me up!
Wolfe, DavidMR3Jan 1981 – Jun 198231A
Austin, RickyPN3Jan 2, 1981 – Jan 2, 1984ADlooking for Merreld Clegg, Silvester-Sly Mitchel and anyone who worked in admin division during this time.
Adams, Chuck/chew BitchSN/LI/PMFeb 1, 1981 – Jan 15, 19853rd/boats and cranessad to hear about the target thing. I had a great time on the boat. had fun in de-gar,aust.pi.hongkong.singap.mauritius.fiji.japan.guam.and?? anybody know where and how deep she is?
Edwards, Joseph ( Country Joe )HT2Feb 2, 1981 – Aug 1, 198456-AReflecting back, it was the best time ever. I literally became a man aboard the Fat Sam. Big shout outs to Lil Man, Dowdell, Ashmon, Edwards, Daniels. Oh man! I almost forgot about Greene! What's up Green? U still getting Japanese? Remember Sidney
Thornton, JackieTM1(SW)Feb 5, 1981 – May 10, 1984W-1 & WEAPONS OFFICEGREAT COMMAND MADE MANY FRIENDS
Hudson, JamesPNCMFeb 15, 1981 – Dec 21, 1983X
McGowan, PatrickET1Mar 1981 – Jun 1984RT, R4, OELearned more on the Fat Sam than any other point in my backround. It wasn't always fun, but looking back on it, it was worth it... Good Luck All
Hanna, MichaelHTC (SW)Mar 1981 – Nov 1984R-1 / 26AMy first command and one of the most memorable. Had a lot of fun on West Pacs and we had a great shop and division. Grew up a whole lot there. Wound up doing 22 years and saw many of the sailors I served with later on.
Allen, Howard profile iconET1Mar 10, 1981 – Mar 10, 1983R6
Wright, DwayneET3Mar 15, 1981 – Oct 15, 1983R4I originally was a deckhand and went to the striker board to be an ET.
Giongco, BenMM1Apr 6, 1981 – Mar 1985A GANG / M
Pireda, DonnaE-5Apr 15, 1981 – Oct 23, 1985S-2An amazing time in my life that I will always cherish. Glad I did it and saw the world and "Navy Retired". Hello to my dear friends Elia, and Pam, Hope ya'll had a great life!!
Clancy, DanielRM2May 1981 – Aug 1982OCOh boy lots of fun and memories onboard Fat Sam
Kaat, DawnSNMay 1981 – May 19851ST DECKHAD A SWELL TIME ON THE SHIP SAD TO HEAR IT SANK WAS NEVER CONTACTED FOR CEREMONY FOR DECOMISSION...SAD :(
Flores, Robert/flipRM1May 1981 – Apr 1982RecruitingWorked at Mckeesport and Dormont Recruiting statios and the Federal Building in Pittsburgh PA
Damron, BradBM 3Jun 1981 – Jan 1984R1Looking for some shipmates , want to see how everyone is doing and bring back some old memories. If anyone remembers me from R1 div. get back to me .
Corona, John/ BeanerBM3Jun 11, 1981 – Jun 10, 1985DECKLOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO REMBERS THE BABY BEING BORN ON GOMPERS. GOMPERS DELIVERS!!!!!
Hernandez, MarkMS-3Sep 1981 – Nov 1983S-2Hey this is Mark. I worked BM for a while I worked in the paint shop till I got my A school for MS. I left the Gompers late 83 went to Lemoore NAS Attack Squadron 146. Attached to the KItty Hawk. I remember you beverly!
Griffin, Wild BillE4Sep 1981 – May 1985r6 , r2Thanks shipmates for all the goodtimes.valveshop, machineshop
Heins, JimmyE-3Sep 15, 1981 – Jun 28, 1985Proud that I served
Lunde, Darl DMM3Oct 8, 1981 – Jun 8, 1985MNo regrets.
Averill, AdrianneTM2Dec 21, 1981 – Jun 11, 1985W-2

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Jun 22, 2023Bally's Casino Resort Lake Tahoe, NVThe reunion will be held from June 22-26, 2023 in Lake Tahoe at Bally's (formerly Mont Bleu Resort) for registration forms and hotel reservation information please go to our website https://www.samuelgompersreunion.org or email mary@samuelgompersreunon.org for more information.

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