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USS Morton (DD 948) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Morton (DD 948). 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 261 crew members registered for the USS Morton (DD 948).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1964 | 1965 – 1968 | 1969 – 1972 | 1973 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Lundy, PaulE51965 – Jan 1969Boiler TechOnly ship I was on, 3 tours in Nam; like to reonnect with shipmates and catch up..
Webre, Edward3rd class1965 – 1969Naval gunfire support Sure have a lot of memories of this boat! Itd be great to catch up with buddies who served the same time I did! An Amazing ship!
Johnson, GeorgeRD-21965 – 1968OI DivisionJust saw a couple of old shipmates on the list. Edward Webre and that "Hairy Gorilla" Dave Riley. Great ship, great times, I was hoping I wasn't the only old guy left
Cagle, JimETN31965 – 1967OEInteresting experience
Zinn, Johnpo 31965 – 1966G
Magee, James (Mags)MM3Feb 1965 – Jun 1968AER.Morton was the only ship I served aboard but she was the best ship in the fleet.
Regalado, RobertE4 RDMar 31, 1965 – Apr 9, 1968OIHey George & David, I'm still here. I've look for you guys for it seems like years. Give me a shout so we can visit.. Robert Reggie
Mitchell, RalphSTG-2Apr 1965 – Oct 1967
Saurer, KarlSTG3Apr 1965 – Dec 1966SONARTwo WESPAC cruises 1965 and 1966
Britton, Robert [bob]BT3Apr 1, 1965 – Aug 18, 1967BI was in the forward fireroom.i remember the trips to the gunline.i also remember us firing ten thousand five hundred rounds in thirty days for the record at that time.we had to go in and have our gun barrels reworked before another trip .
Banks, KennethSH3Aug 29, 1965 – Mar 3, 1968SUPPLYSERVED ONBOARD AGAIN AND BECAME A PLANK OWNER WHEN THE SHIP WAS RECOMMISSION IN 1970 AT LONG BEACH CALIF. AND WAS HOME PORTED IN HAWAII
Williams, John (Willie)SNSep 1965 – Apr 19681stwhere's all the deck apes from this period. Smith (S.C.) Brower (N.Y.) Steagal ?. would like to hear from you guys.
Kieft, JohnFTG3Sep 1965 – Feb 1967FoxIn our WESTPAC of '66, we shot 10,460 rounds in all four Corps in Vietnam. I wrote a book about that summer, titled "Saltiest Ship in the Fleet", available at Amazon.com. All MORTON sailors are welcome to attend our reunions. Contact m
Taylor, Nicky profile iconGMG3Sep 7, 1965 – Oct 8, 19682ND DivisionGunner mate in Mount 53. The last night in Vietnam in 1967 I was nearly blown out of my Gun mount by a huge explosion on the port side of the Morton. It was pitch dark and we were sitting dead in the water. What Happened
Butler, KenSTG31966 – 1969Sonar
Zinn, JohnGM21966 – 1968good ship,memories,Hong Kong,10cent drinks midway,Subic bay,hanging over the side painting pulling in to Acapulco and a damm lot of 5" shells off the S China sea, was a good job not much pay but good job
Mahany, TerryENS/LTJG1966 – 1968Firecontrol/Legal OfficerHi Shipmates: If you do not know about our reunions, call me at 913-894-5407. They are great and all over the country. Hope to hear from some of you. Next one is May 13-17, 2009 at Corpus Christi, TX. Come with us and have a ball.
Ryerson, GeneChief Radioman (E-7)1966 – 1967I don't knowPosted by Gene's son, Steve. I'm not sure of the year Dad came aboard. He was with Morton during and extensive refit and left while she was on station off Vietnam.
Jelcick, TerrySN1966 – 1968SUPPLYFIRST SHIP RIGHT OUT OF BOOTCAMP 1966. SOON THEREAFTER OFF FOR WESTPAC 67 AND TONKIN GULF. LATER TRANSFERRED TO CHU LAI, VIET NAM TO FINISH OUT MY NAVY TIME.
Tyrrell, James (Jim)RM31966 – 1966COMMS
Rodgers, RobertQM3Jan 4, 1966 – Aug 2, 1967OCWas a great honor and expereince I have never forgot.
Rodgers, RobertQM 3Jan 5, 1966 – Aug 2, 1967OCMy two cruises to Vietnam onboard the Morton was a great expereince.
Rodgers, RobertQM 3Jan 5, 1966 – Aug 2, 1977OCMy two cruises to Vietnam onboard the Morton was an experience I would do again. What great memories I have and what great people I met.
Gearhart, StanETCJan 29, 1966 – Jun 29, 1969OEGood ship, good crew. Merry Christmas, turn two. Had no idea that the USN had that many 5'' projectiles and powder cases----we handled each one;remember the ones we used to pay-off Mary to paint the ship in Hong Kong?
Gaston, Junior (Gus)BTApr 1966 – Jul 31, 1969BOne and only ship I served on. Sure, wish I had stayed. I haven't made a reunion yet,but will make the one this year(2009).
Boyer, Gerald "jerry"PNSNMay 1966 – Aug 1967First and O1 just a guess, that was 40+ years agoAnyone remember a certain GM Chief and a YN Chief, running aboard ship in Yokosuka wearing a pair of Khaki Pants and a Kimona, with the Shore Patrol running behind them? My Favorite Port was Olongopo. My short time on her was the best.
Riley, DaveETR3May 1966 – May 1968OEMemories
Baumgardner, KenSAAug 1966 – 19671st
Grammer, Dan (Gram)SM2Dec 1966 – Feb 1969OperationsThree WestPac tours. Long time ago. Started as a deck ape then Gunners Div. They kicked me out of the chow line for greasy dungeries so I pursued a career in the Signal shack. Civilian AirTraffic Controller till 1981
Butler, KenSTG3Jan 1, 1967 – Nov 20, 1969Sonar CrewI was on the Sonar crew on the USS Morton DD948 "Saltiest Ship in the Fleet"during the 67, 68, 69 WesPac cruise. Great times.
Moore, Howard W.GMG 3Jan 7, 1967 – Jun 7, 19672ndI was a reservist that had spent a year in the middle of the Mekong delta with the river patrol force at Vinh Long. For the last six month of active I was assigned to the Morton. What a good break to be placed on a great ship.
Thompson, PaulRMMar 1, 1967 – Oct 1, 1968OC
Fitch, RalphSNMar 10, 1967 – Oct 15, 19681stI really learned about paint, putting it on and taking it off.
Patterson, Paul profile iconRD3Mar 10, 1967 – Oct 28, 1968OpsGreat memories
Gillis, TerryFTG3Mar 17, 1967 – Aug 28, 1969FoxHad a great Vietnam Operation Sea Dragon deployment May to October 1967, and more fun on the 68' - 69' West Pac Cruise. I don't see anyone I knew on this list.
Davis, MichaelMM2Apr 1967 – Dec 1967EngineeringServed two Nam tours on Southerland DD-743, made E-5 and was flown to Tachikawa Japan to join Morton. Senior PO in after engine room.
Smith, DocHMiOct 10, 1967 – 1969SupplyI was the Hospitalcoprpsman on board during the last westpac and also was onboard during decomissioning at th LongBeach Naval Shipyard, looking to get information as to the dates we were in Sagion Harbor in l967/1968.
Davies, DougSM-31968 – 1969OPERATIONS
Unseld, LeoRDSN1968 – 1970
Walker, EricQM21968 – 1969OC
Leger, DannySN31968 – 1969OC
Kraemer, LarryBT3Mar 1968 – Aug 1969BMy first ship with some really great guys
Singleton, GregSEAMEN/GUNNERS MATEMay 1, 1968 – May 1, 19692ndMy first duty station after boot camp. One Wespac tour.
Kama, SamuelSNSep 1968 – Sep 1971USN

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