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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
Beckman, AlfredET11969 – 1974OESome of the best years of my navy career were spent right here on the "Snortin Morton". We won a Drag Race with the Enterprise for the first mile or so, Then she came by us, rooster tail and all, like we were DIW.
Paluda, CharlesRD3Mar 29, 1969 – Sep 3, 1969OIShort assignment but a good one
Morris, MichaelSMSA TO SM31970 – 1972OCprecom (ASW conversion) swapped off to USS Hitchiti (ATF-103) in pearl.
Wright, Bruce WrightFTG31970 – 1971FoxSeems like I'm the only FT here?
Hamilton, HarryGMG 31970 – 19742nd Div.Mount Captain Mount 52, Asroc Security. 72-73 was last Westpac. Would like to hear from anyone that remembers me. I did 2 West Pacs. The last was with Robert Walton, Karl Lange, Larry Williams, Duncan C. All with 2nd Division .
Firestone, ScottSA1970 –1stPleasure to be aboard the saltiest ship in the seventh fleet. Looking for A-snipe, Jerry Gray from Colorado, Nick Columbo from New York, Jesse Cooper from Pittsburgh, Arnie Smith from Miss, John Hewitt from Troy Ohio
Frayer Jr, FrankFTG2Apr 9, 1970 – Jul 15, 19732ndI joined the ship in Long Beach and was part of a joint crew removing and replacing parts to ship during FRAM conversion. In Sep left for Pearl and homeport. Two cruises later and home to Michigan. Mk 68 GFCS and TDS maintenance.
Logan, Donald profile iconEM2May 1970 – Jul 1973Repair DivisionPlank owner for re-commissioned ship. Worked with a great group of people.Made my time aboard a time to remember. Still have recordings of the "band" we had on-board for holiday routines and refueling details.
Gormley, GaryOS2May 11, 1970 – Jul 15, 1973OI
Colwell, NormanOS2Jun 19, 1970 – Jul 19, 1973OperationPlank Owner. The best ship I ever served aboard.
Danford, Woodard (Woody)BT3Jul 5, 1970 – Sep 4, 1973Boiler DivisionIPlease e-mail me at wktce@hughes net if you were stationed with me. This is urgent. Hope to hear from you.Woody
Steinkamp, Terry SteinkampCS 2Aug 1970 – Dec 1971SupplyA lot of fond memories, I think of those days often. How many of you remember the Morton Loop? I got surprize orders back to the States for early out so I never made over the Equator.
Albrecht, GlennSH3Aug 1970 – Aug 1972SupplyI can't believe its been 43 years. Great times!
Harrison, PeteOS3Aug 15, 1970 – Jun 1, 1972oeFirst ship. On the SOAP Team and blank owner when she was re-commissioned. Experienced shake down cruises, sea qualifications, move to Pearl Harbor, and my first West Pac and shell back initiation. Lots of memories of good shipmates.
Veve, StephenGMG3Aug 15, 1970 – Dec 3, 1971WeaponsGreat ship ,great traditions best sailors in the fleet. Wish I had more pictures,
Stitnizky, JohnDD 948Aug 26, 1970 – Jun 6, 1972OSChief Signalman, Chief MAA< Senior Enlisted Advisor, Education Officer, Library Officer, Small Arms Instructor
Hartt, WayneE3Sep 1970 – Apr 1974YOMAN.BM.GM..Had a great time on the old girl,please contact me.
Wallace, Michael (Wally)OS1Sep 1, 1970 – Nov 1, 1973OIBest ship/ best people/ best softball team. Was on a lot of ships but none better.
Hartt, WayneE-4Sep 20, 1970 – Apr 25, 1974GMStanding on the dock after the family cruse to the girl on her senior trip I met at the ships party in the Philippine's, the stewardess that I meet in Kow Loon, the Aussie that come to HA. E-mail Usmale007@gmail.com
Wallace, Mike (Wally)OS1Oct 1, 1970 – Nov 11, 1973OIBest ship and crew ever and I was on a batch. Softball players #1! Left Navy in 77 did 26 years with FAA as controller/manager. Retired in 2002 and now live in far south Georgia near Valdosta. Thanks to all my shipmates!
Taylor, JamespcsnOct 15, 1970 – Jun 15, 1971nav/adminBased out pearl,had some great times with some cool people. loved almost every minute of it !
Twobulls, WayneEM2Dec 1970 – Mar 1973Great Ship. Great crew.
Chivers, K. WarrenSN1971 –OPSServed under CDR Fairchild.
Brayton, HaroldE21971 – 1973RadarmanOn the way to Australia ran into a typhooon. Great time!
Lange, KarlGMG3Jan 1971 – May 19742nd DivisionHello to my buddy Harry Hamilton - now in Texas. Still looking for Larry Williams. Can anyone tell me where Larry ended up ?
Lopez, DanielPO2Apr 16, 1971 – Aug 9, 1974OI/NavTruly the best time of my life.
Pytlak, JosephIC2May 1971 – Jul 1973EGreat tour. Best shipmates. Retired in 1995.
Chivers, K. WarrenE-3May 1971 –OPS
Smiley, GaryHT3May 9, 1971 – Aug 20, 1972Boarded in SD, CA. Shake down, then to Pearl and WestPac tour. I was a plank owner. Would love to see or hear from some of the guys! The food was good. She was a good ship!
Overly, JimmyBT2Jun 1971 – Oct 1972B
Young, ArtieBTFNAug 1971 – Nov 1974B DivisionLooking for Gary Coyle (Coylespring). Me, Danny, Conley, and Denise have been looking for you for YEARS !! Write me at dormouse2@verizon.net PLEASE?
Heck, RichardRM2Nov 1971 –OCMy time aboard her changed my life forever...
Buck, ScottSTG 2Nov 1971 – May 1973Fox
Koschmeder, MikeMM21972 –MGreat ship. Just wanted to say it was great to serve with Verdugo, Taylor, McQuater, Born and even Heesen. I see he is a part of this. In any case, it was a good experience. Good friends and great memories.
Calissi, Robert "Bob"BT31972 – 1975Boiler DivisionPosted in memorium of my dad, Robert "Bob" Calissi. My Hero, my friend, my dad. Love you and miss you dad!
Aros, Geneht21972 – Jun 30, 1973engineeringA long time has passed, memories remain. Wonder how people are doing. Does anyone remember the port we came into in NAM? Gene Aros
Johnson, DanielE31972 – 1974Deck divisionStation on the Morton had to the best time of my life I just didn't know it at the time.
Rand, BobETR31972 – 1975Electronics RadarGreat memories, great crew,
Miller, LarryE4 - STG3Jan 1972 – Feb 1973SONAR
Sarver, RonaldOS3Feb 1972 – Feb 1974OII served in US Army, US Navy and US Air Force and retired. Of all three the best service was the US Navy.
Milbradt, MikeQM2Feb 1972 – Nov 1974OperationsBest crew I ever served with. I'll never forget my time aboard. I just retired as a R&D Chemist after 35 years with Hydrite Chemical. I live in Cottage Grove, WI just outside of Madison.
Martes, DavidYN3Apr 12, 1972 – Feb 11, 19761st DivisionHad great time with a great crew
Larch, EdSNMay 16, 1972 – Mar 16, 19751 Wow does time fly buy.Had a lot of good times and some hard times.Just getting on the internet.Anyway im seeing a lot guys I was on the morton with.to name a few wild bill, harte, beatle.been a long time .be safe guys.
Overly, JimBT2Jun 1, 1972 – Apr 1, 1974BI was transfered to the Morton as part of the pre-commissioning crew in 1972 Iworked for BTCM Cornell. Worked in the oil lab and the the ACC shop on boiler controls. Most dangerous ship I was on in 20 years!
Dan, Herald Aka DannyBt 2Jun 9, 1972 – Jan 9, 1977B DivisionHey Looking for anyone that servred in B,M or any other snipes.
Soliz, ErnestoFTG2-FTG1Nov 1972 – Jun 1974WeaponsJoint the Morton crew in Westpac, 2 weeks before crossing the line. Robert Hamilton my LPO, at the time, took me under his wing. As polywogs he led the attack on shellbacks. Lucky for me, new onboard, he paid dearly.
Heesen, DonMM3Dec 1972 – May 1975A & MDown in Reefer Decks w/Tobin, and Main Control W/MMCS Borne; Slick was Aft. Shellback (OLD SCHOOL damn, that hurt) 'Fishin' after dinner on the fantail Who's wantin' some lumpia, bbq on-a-stick, and an ice cold San Miguel (brown bot
Robinson, Conley "robbie"BT3Dec 1972 – Jul 1975BBest ship of my career. Great group of guys.. Ski, Don the man, Bill Wheeler, Woody Danford, Patterson, Hamby, Jordan, Bob Calissi, Coyle Spring, R.T. Moore. Toughest work of my life but the best memories. I miss you guys.
Moncada, Juliandk3Dec 1972 – Aug 1975supplywhat a time, what an era!! westpacs, monkey meat, thai sticks, outdoor festivals, body surfing, scuba diving, olongapo. seems the party never got old or would it stop. sure glad to see some familiar names on the list.
Dudleston, JimOS2Dec 5, 1972 – Dec 4, 1976OI

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