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USS Blandy (DD 943) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Blandy (DD 943). 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 201 crew members registered for the USS Blandy (DD 943).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1962 | 1963 – 1970 | 1971 – 1975 | 1976 – 1978 | 1979 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Lujan, GeneSn1956 – 1962comThis is for my friends father, he died recently. Looking for photos of him from his first (only) ship.
Barber, John1957 – 1961Navy - Fire ControlNot 100% sure of exact dates. This is my father. He had a great experience.
Stranzenbach, LarryTM31957 – 1959Fox
Willis, John (Aka Jack)ETRSN1957 – 1959OPSPlankowner, shakedown cruise, European-Med unknown soldier cruise, departed ship for NAPS
Masanz, FrankBMC1957 – 19591st,2nd & Chief Master at ArmsAnybody on board during the pick up of Unknown Soldier during the Naples cruise please contact. I enjoyed all my time in the Navy.(still in it). Fine memmories of shipmates doing great things for their shipmates.(Gdaughter email below)
Gray, Charlesseaman1957 – 19591st I WAS SQUADRON COMMANDER ( CAPTAIN HARDY'S AIDE AND DRIVER. HOMEPORT WAS NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND AT THAT TIME
Dance, KennethSOG 31957 – 1959SonarI have pictures of the Unknown Soldier activities in 1958 that I am willing to share
Demichele, Thomasem2Sep 1957 – Sep 11, 1960EngineeringIwas a plank holder on the USS Blandy.I served as a electrician and got discharged sept.1960.Anyone can contact me to reminis at tdemichele@sbcglobal.net
Mc Lehan, Emerson ,mack,chicoRD2Oct 1957 – 1961OI radarman
Bethune, Christopher C (Chris)ONBOARD AS FN LEFT AS EN3, LEFT NAVY AS ENC IN 11-1978Nov 1957 – Mar 1961"R" My proudest moment on board was standing "Honor Guard " on the "Unknown Soldier of WWII" from Naples, Italy to Naval Gun Factory, Washington,DC in 1958
Bertram, James [bert]LEFT AS RD2Nov 20, 1957 – May 11, 1959plankownerbest time of my life
Johnston, CarlNov 25, 1957 – Sep 1962B FOWARD FIREROOMlast plank owner to leave the ship.
Solgot, Richard (Dick)GMSNNov 25, 1957 – Mar 19611st & 2ndGreat Times
Kelley, Joseph1958 –Not sure of rank and time as this is my father inlaw....
Ostland, FrankBTFN1958 – 1961plank owner & stood watch on unknown soldiers
Fulghum Sr., BillyElectronics Tech1958 – 1959Not SureThis is for my Father who was on the Blandy as a Plank owner. He helped guard the tomb of the unknown soilders to Washington D.C.
Madden, JamesBTFN2Aug 15, 1958 – Aug 10, 1959BTI was a plank owner, I stood watch over the unknown solder on the return to the US from Italy...I will never forget the time I spent on the Blandy's European Tour
Bentz, DavidSHSN1959 – 1961My daughters email address is located below. Please contact me if you are still alive.
Spellane, JosephRM31959 – Apr 1962
Meyer, George profile iconmm31959 – 1961ENGINEERINGThrottles Main Eng Control with Bob Harmon, quick shaft lock in Gitmo for "E". Remember the fight in the space Bob? Yes Great Ship and Great Shipmates.
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Demichele, Patrick profile iconSM21959 – 1960operationsServed on the Blandy with my brother Thomas EM2.
Stutts, PaulRM3Jan 1959 – Jan 6, 1961radioman
Harmon, RobertMM2Jan 1, 1959 – Sep 1, 1962ENGINEERINGgreat ship great shipmates
Bartolomeo, JosephSNAug 1959 – Sep 1961
Kriesel, NileQM2Aug 1959 – May 1961OperstionsA very organized fighting lady. I enjoyed my time on this great ship.
McLaughlin, JohnSOG2Sep 1, 1960 – Oct 1, 1962FOX Division
Jaroszewski, Stanley (Ski)Oct 1960 – May 1966opscame on boardSA left SM2. Having a reuinon in Philly Oct 12-15th 2006. Contact me if interested
Beer, Richard F.RD-21961 – 1964RadarOur Captain and crew were the best. Many memories.
Jaroszewski, Stanley (Ski)SM11961 – 1966OPSGr8 ship,crew and officers. Having a runino Oct12-15th 2006. If interested contact me or USSBLANDy.ORG.
Taylor, William B.SM-31961 – Dec 1963Operations
Campbell, EdwardLcdr1961 – 1962Operations OfficerI submitted this for my Dad, who passed away back in 1999. He served during the Cuban Missle Crisis.
Foote, WayneET3Apr 1961 – Oct 1962OperationsRight out of ET School. Met Blandy while in drydock in Boston. Such a boot that I fell down the brow with my seabag and landed on the quarterdeck. Kerplop.
Jackson, Stephen (Stonewall)LTJGJun 1961 – Jan 13, 1963Supply
Jackson, Steve (Stonewall)DD 943Jun 12, 1961 – Nov 1963SupplyFantastic Crew, Officers, Skipper and Ship.
McCardell, PeteRM-21962 –O
Raethka, GarySN1962 – 1964RadarThe Cuban Crisis and the part our Ship played will always be remembered.
Lathrop, RonaldSeaman , Deck1962 – 1962first div.We were the best ASW in the 6th fleet.We brought up the first Russian sub in the Cuban Crisis plus several freighters.
Sterling, DavidBT2Jan 4, 1962 – Feb 6, 1969FOREWARD FIREROOMBEST SHIP IN FLEET
Mertz, BobEM2May 1962 – May 1965REPAIRGREAT SHIP. WENT ABOARD AS EMFA LEFT AS EM2. SAD TO HEAR SHE WAS SCRAPED.
Partridge, JohnnieRD 2Sep 1962 – Sep 1965Glad to have served.
Ramberger, EdFTG3Oct 1962 – Jan 1965Fire ControlMed Cruise .. Bostron Dry Dock... World's Fair.. Halifax.. GQ on Kennedy assassination.. Suez Canal/ Karachi..Masawa Ethiopia, Malta, Barcelona, San Juan
Bender, Thomas LSNDec 22, 1962 – Jun 1, 1963Deck HandA begining of a new life. Fond memories.

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