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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
Fink, Barrymmfn1982 – 1985M
Denny, TiBT 21982 – 1982R-2 boiler shop facebook ( ti denny ) or ( tidenny791@msn.com )
Nonamaker, TimPNSN1982 – 1984X AdminIt was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Met some really cool people, saw some incredible things, went to places I never would have had the chance to otherwise. I will never forget my days onboard Fat Sam.
Craig, David profile iconMM31982 – 1985Engineering
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Valencia-smith, CindySK31982 – 1985S-1This was one of the best times of my life-made 2 Westpacs-seen a lot of places-made a lot friends-married Ron Smith (SH2)-will never forget USS Samuel Gompers AD-37 Hey anyone contact me at: cinbays@hotmail.com
Day, GordonML21982 – Aug 27, 1984R2My time on the Sammy g in one word. Fantastic. met up with the ship in Diego Garcia upon its return from Kenya . met 3 girls on Island going to ship . Cindy Cox , Soto and another friend of theirs . thanks Sammy G.
Chapman, JeffEN1982 – 1983B.
Pickard, "Larry" LawrenceSM3Jan 1, 1982 – Jul 30, 1985OCWEST PAC SEP 82 TO APR 83/WEST PAC JUN 84 TO DEC 84. Part of the move crew S.D. to Alameda. Started in 1st Div struck SM. Fat Sam Memories. Baby born, PI, Fiji, Diego Garcia, Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, Steel Beach Picnics, Smokers, Ex-wife.
Young, JeffHT2Jan 4, 1982 – Aug 1984R-1Would love to get info on members I've served with. I have many photos I'd love to share especially a few from Shellback initiations. Also, would be nice to hear from Teresa Lazzar.
Mitchell (Wellington), Doris (Doe)Seaman/E-3Jan 12, 1982 – Apr 28, 1984StokekeeperHey I am Looking for Laurie White she was in supply also. I Lost touch with her when I got off ship in the Phippines and the ship went on with out me
Gamble (Formerly Knisley), Brenda (Ladysun)SK3Feb 1982 – Jun 1986SK1Wow!! what a long time has passed... So many wonderful memories...two Westpacs... Married Driscas Gamble in 1985 and we have three daughters...currently living in Las Vegas... Would love to hear from all of our Shipmates
Graham, RodDS2Feb 1982 – Feb 1984S-6I'm a Network Engineer for the US Space Force..... Professional Certifications: CISSP, Security Plus, Security Plus CE, CCNA
Savarino, Thomas/ TommysavE-3Feb 2, 1982 – Oct 10, 1985B-Divisionwhere are all the faces I knew aboard the USS Samuel Gompers. Which is now on the bottom of the pacific ocean. Look for me on facebook.com. I still remember the burnerman watches down in the fireroom.
Dixon(Wilson)Morris, BarbaraBM2Feb 26, 1982 – Nov 1985Deck Dept
Chavez, Tony/"Cholo"EM3Mar 1982 – May 17, 1984E-DIVANY OF YOU E DIV. KNUCKLE HEADS OUT THERE? SURVIVED LONG STAYS IN P.I.& DIEGO STILL DRYING OUT.
Hollins, EricYN4Apr 11, 1982 – May 1, 1985RSWas a yeoman in RS and Supply. Girlfried was Detona Worthy, and various friends from East coast (DC and Philly)
Tindle, GavinE-3 BOILER TECHApr 15, 1982 – Jun 16, 1984EngineeringWhere is everyone who worked down in the hole. Where is MurdockI?Where is Crumbley? Boy was it hot down there.So who forgot to check the spring Bearing while out to sea? I saw that coming.It was flooded by the bildge many times.i
Archuleta, JerryTMT2Apr 17, 1982 – Oct 28, 1985W-2 ASROC ShopHas anyone from my old Division contacted you or the association? If so, I have a e-mail address they can contact me through at: jerryparch@comcast.net. Thanks.
Flores, Robert/flipRM1May 1982 – Nov 1983CommunicationsRixt Operator, worked here under RMCS Jerry Whitworth who was later this year, arrested for Treason with Ex Naval LCDR Walker for selling classified materials to Russia. (Walker/Whitworth Espionage case 1983)
McDonner, JamesYN2May 1, 1982 – Oct 1, 1985X AdminLooking for contacts from the old days.
Andrews, Thomas (Joe)E4Jun 14, 1982 – Jun 1, 1984S6Sure was a great time back then. Sure miss the sea. And the travel.
Denny, TiBT 2Jul 15, 1982 – Aug 15, 1989R-2BOILER REPAIR SHOP
Forrey, DeanHTC(SW)Jul 20, 1982 – Jun 5, 1984RepairI spent all of my time on Gompers in the NDT LAb.
Milner, Michael "Mike"MM3Aug 1982 – May 7, 1983RFirst ship this destroyer sailor served on that I did not have underway watches, & there were women aboard! The Ladies worked hard & Bet you're bottom dollar they could hold their own no problem.
Hall, DwightCWO2Aug 1982 – Apr 1984Engineering Admin
Cindy Cox, CindolaE2Aug 15, 1982 – Jan 7, 1985dental strikerWas in as a boatsman at first, then became a dental striker. Dated Russ Vancleve, us navy diver hoo yah. Did 2 wes pacs, had a great time aboard ship and in the us navy. Left there after 2nd wes pac and went to NAS Key West dental clinic
Deihs, PennieRP3Sep 1982 – Aug 1985AdminLooking for anyone who I might know from the period of 1982 - 1985.
Obrien, BillET2Sep 1, 1982 – Jun 20, 1985RADCONWorked in the radiac calibration lab. This was my first ship made two deployments. What a great time overseas and plenty of good liberty. This was the old Navy for sure
Harrington, Brian (Harry) profile iconDCFNSep 29, 1982 – Apr 12, 1984R-1THEY SAID ROCKS DONT LIVE THAT LONG... IM STILL HERE!! LOVE THIS OLD SHIP!!
Sedlewicz, MikeET3Oct 1982 – May 1984OPSHad a great time finishing out my six years in the US Navy while onboard the "Sammy G". Now a math teacher ready to retire to Boca Raton, Florida with my wife from New Jersey.
Hughes, DavidHt3Oct 1982 – Oct 1986R1
Luke, ChrisMM3Oct 10, 1982 – Jun 1, 1984pump shop
Chavarry, RolandSNNov 1982 – Jun 19833rd
Snider (Gregory), MaryEN2Nov 15, 1982 – Nov 1, 1986A GangUSS Samuel Gompers AD37 Reunion June 22-26, 2023 in Lake Tahoe NV. For more info go to https://www.samuelgompersreunion.org
Matthews, Brian (Matt)MS3Dec 1982 – Aug 1984SupplyJoined the ship in PI in Dec '82 and left in Aug. '84 shortly after re-upping for 6. Went to San Diego for schooling.
Kuebitz, Hermann F.HM11983 – 1985HLPO & Lab Tech. Completed two eventfull and memorable WEST_PAC. Stood off Ras Al Had for months servicing destroyers. Visited Sri Lanka, Diego Garcia, Singapore, Sidney, Yokosuka, Subic Bay... I salute my grand HMCM. Surpurb leader and organizer..
Cardamon, VincentBM31983 – 1985DeckThe Gator Club in Coronado, WestPac, crossing the equator, Diego Garica, Japan, the Philippines. Wow, what times when we were once young and the memories. Hope everyone from the day is doing well in life
Halsell, VanessaRM2Jan 1, 1983 – Dec 3, 1987CommsI will always remember the Sammy G fondly...it was the best and worst time of my life (if you can remember...I was the DCA's daughter and he didn't let anyone forget that). I had 2 great WestPacs anyways. Currently living in Las Vegas and lov
Murray, MikeMS5Feb 1983 – Oct 1988supplybest years of my life in hind sight Sammy took me around the world and made me proud to serve my country Miss you Renee
Kelly, PatHT1(SW)Feb 23, 1983 – Nov 9, 1987R-1/R-6
Harden, Gary (Doc)HM2Feb 27, 1983 – Dec 31, 1984MedicalHad a great time on the Sammy G, my first WESTPAC.
Sparks, JamesOS2Mar 1983 – Jan 17, 1987Operations
Bostic, SherylE-5 Mar 1983 – 1985Data ProcessingThe best thing about working in DP (besides the tightness of the group) was working the 11p-7a shift. The shop was above the kitchen and they baked at night! Those were the best cookies. Thanks!
Johnson, JeffersonHM3Mar 1983 – May 1985Medical (H Division)Had a great time in Medical with Hm2 Harden, HM3 Rosenquist and SC Pryor and the rest of the Medical Dept.
Gerow, TomBM3Apr 1983 – Dec 19863rdThe boat deck was the place to be but, would like to hear from anyone from my "Fat Sam" family.
Forkell, Charmaine (Charley)IM2Apr 1983 – Mar 1985R-5Best memories are: being out to sea, standing watch up in CIC working the scopes/boards, firing the gun for the Battle 'E', roving patrol in port, & JImbo's cinnamon rolls!
Shannon, Les profile iconMR2May 1983 – Mar 1985R2Think of the "glory days" occasionally, Life has been good to me and I attribute much of it to having served in the Navy.
Ingram, RonnieEN2Jul 1983 – May 1987A GangLooking for old friends. Hope all is well.
Western, JeffreyHT2Aug 1983 – Dec 1984Carpenter Shop
Lara, PaulseamanAug 13, 1983 – Jul 15, 1986deckNone
Perron, MarkBT 3Sep 1983 – Aug 1987B divisionLearned alot down in that hole. Met some good people too. How is everybody these days?
Paul, ReynoldsEN2Sep 1983 – Aug 1988A gangHas anyone heard from Brian Woodcock, or Patrick parks?
Langham, GeneE3Oct 15, 1983 – Sep 22, 1987DeckHope to find some old friends here. Most of my stuff is on face book now
Buss, DanielEN-3Oct 16, 1983 – Jun 1, 1987A-GangHi old shipmates, if you rember me E mail me
Emerson, KarenHTFANov 1983 – Nov 1986R1Hello to all my Sammy G shipmates. I recognize some names on the list. I'm looking for Patty Taylor and Sharon Jones. I found Kim Gochnauer already and spent a few days at her house last May. Kim and I would love to find Patty and Sharon.
Christiansen, AllenBT3Nov 1983 – May 1988R-2stumbled across this site and recognize a couple names, It would be great to hear from you if you remember me. those were the days huh?
Akers, TomCWO2Dec 1983 – Jun 1984EElec Officer
Ellis, SassyBM1Dec 11, 1983 – Jan 10, 1988DeckHi all, Hope all is well, Retired and living in Cali.. Son serving now (12 years). I still smile about some of the memories.
Saddlemire, FrankBTFNDec 27, 1983 – Sep 12, 1987B"Diversity" comes to mind ... uniqueness of each individual, USShips, Ports of Call, many days spent ABOARD whether in Port or out to Sea not to exclude Hammerheads and Jellyfish only watches were monotonous, SD & SF

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