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USS Somers (DDG 34) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Somers (DDG 34). 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 249 crew members registered for the USS Somers (DDG 34).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1969 | 1970 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Heacock, CliffSoM2cSep 1, 1945 – Nov 17, 1945unknown
Fatum, CharlieBMSNApr 1959 – Mar 19612nd
Johnson, James MFN&SNOct 1960 – Mar 1964REPAIR & DECKI AM STILL HERE AS OF 9/23 /2008.WAS MEMBER OF CREW 1960 TO 1964 TO ALL OF CREW I SALUTE EVERY ONE FOR A JOB WELL DONE THROUGH ALL THE YEARS STILL THINK ABOUT THE GOOD TIMES I HAD WHILE SAILING ABOARD
McCaw, Ray (Mack)RT3Sep 7, 1963 – Sep 8, 1968ET
Plante, Bob profile iconMachinist MateJul 1964 – Jan 1966M DivisionI am the Administrator of the USS Somers Crewmembers Association. See the Somers website at usssomers.com or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Somersmen. We currently have 230 former shipmates on our Somers Roster.
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Silski, FredE6Nov 30, 1965 – Aug 31, 1971Weapons
Bartle, Jay WMM1May 1966 – 1973M
Norris, John LarryRD2 / OS2Nov 1966 – Jul 1970CIC OperationsFor Somers shipmates, please also register at http://www.usssomers.com. Would love to hear from DDG34 CIC team members. My email is jln9172@gmail.com
Capillo, Leo (Cap)RD21967 – 1970OperationsPlankowner of the USS Somers, DDG-34. Assigned to CIC.
Smith, T. C.ETR21967 – 1969OperationsPlank Owner, on board in Hunters Point till separated in 1969 for medical retirement.
Noblet, DonFTM2Mar 10, 1967 – Nov 1, 1971WMPre-pre commissioning detail-2 WESTPAC Tours
Calvin, Gary 'Cal'ST1Apr 1967 – Nov 2, 1970WA (ASW)WA was made up of sonar techs, torpedomen and ASROC gunner's mates. We had the navy standard SQS23G sonar and the MK114 UNDERWATER FIRE CONTROL SYSTEM. It was a great crew. I made chief in 1971 and graduated college in Oregon in 1976.
Zack, Michael (Mike)GMM-2Apr 1967 – Dec 1969WeaponsThese were some great times! I was scheduled for discharge during our 1969 departure for Vietnam and left the ship in Subic Bay in December for a flight home.
Hodges, Virgil L.ETCSMay 1967 – May 20, 1970
May, JimBT3May 1967 – May 1971B BIVISIONI HAD SOME CLOSE FRIENDS AND SHIPMATES WHILE ON THE SOMERS, I WISH I HAD KEPT IN TOUCH. PLANK OWNER
Fiske, GaryFTM2Jun 26, 1967 – Sep 9, 1971weaponsGreat crew, the FTs where tops. Plank owner, great shore duty in San Francisco, 2 Westpacs and lots of adventures.
Williams, Jamesftm2Jul 1967 – Jul 1971wmlooking for crew members from hunter point up to the end of July 1971
Roach, MichaelYN3Jul 15, 1967 – Dec 4, 1968NavigationI worked on Hunters Point Shipyard until commisioning in Feb 68. Then I worked in the Ships Office.
Calhoun, EdwardDC3Aug 1967 – Jan 1969"R"Plank owner
Wilder, Glen profile iconETN3Aug 1967 – Sep 1969OEMy first Command fresh out of A school. I learned alot from all I served with.
Fallo, DaneE3Aug 1, 1967 – Feb 2, 1970Have forgotten all the time at sea, and just remember a great bunch of guys!! Thanks for the memories.
Goebel, Michael profile iconCS3Sep 1967 – May 1969SUPPLY
Hamlett, DuffyseamenSep 1967 – May 1971weapons gunsboarded somers ddg34 at hunters point in san Francisco and stayed on it for my time in the navy. plank owner. had a lot of good times. good crewmates. I'm married ,retired and living in Minnesota.
Wadeking, BobSTGSNSep 3, 1967 – Oct 1, 1968Sonar
Herrman, Larry profile iconW-1, W-2-EnsOct 1967 – Nov 1970Fire Control OfficerPrecom Crew was a blast! Play golf here in No Virginia with now retired Capt John Mitchel. Looking forward to 2016 reunion. Retired in 83 and then again in 2012. Still married to Georgina whom I married while on DDG-34
Metivier, Rick/ MitzSFP3Nov 1, 1967 – Oct 7, 1969Rplank owner
Glazar, JohnMM2Nov 10, 1967 – May 7, 1970Main Control and RPlank owner
Kleck, DwayneMM2Nov 10, 1967 – May 22, 1971M-Div aft engineroom plankownerThe Somers was he 1st of 7 navy ships and 11 merchant ships. It is the one I compare all the others to. I eventually retired in 1999 as a GSMC (gas turbine). I had 2 periods of broken service in the mix.
Moser, TjETN31968 – 1970OE
Hlubocky, ChuckIC31968 – Sep 1968Engineering
Morin, PhilipMM 3Feb 1, 1968 – Aug 28, 1969MMain Control
Blancq, HenryBM2May 1968 – May 1971Deck
Christie, DaleFTM2Jul 1968 – Oct 1970WMI was one of three FTM2's working on the missile computers. I left the ship just prior to it's second deployment to westpac as a DDG.
Olson, Alan / OleMM3Aug 1968 – May 1970MI went aboard a niave young sailor fm Eugene, Or and served with some of the BEST PEOPLE I could have been blessed to serve with! They definately shaped my furture for the better and I will always be thankful for knowing them.
Hines, Jr., AustinBT3Aug 1, 1968 – Oct 9, 1969Boilerman
Borgmeyer, HenryMM3Sep 1, 1968 – Sep 1, 1970Mafter engine room
Hayhurst, Richard J.CS3Sep 1, 1968 – Jan 24, 1969SupplyPlank Owner
Descoteaux, John "Curley Joe Dakota"EM2Dec 1968 – May 1971RepairFirst and last time as Ship's Company. Prior service was with Naval Inshore Operations in Vietnam. Got sick every time we got underway. For gosh sakes you had to wear a uniform! Don't need a uniform in the jungle.
Coakley, GaryMM11969 – 1972RThis was my last duty station, good ship,Great Crew
Reithofer, Josef (Kraut)YN31969 – 1970AdminWorked in the engineering and ships office.
Taylor, RichardE41969 – Dec 6, 1972weaponsEnjoyed my tour of the Tonkin Gulf and all the liberty ports.
Alvarado, JoseE31969 – 1971MM
Harter, LarryFN1969 – 1971A GangServed 2 wespac cruises.
Firestone, Craig (Squatty Body)GMM 3Mar 1969 – Dec 1972WeaponsMade 3 tours of Vietnam in 4 yrs. Great learning experience working with the 5/54 gun guys & missile gang! In 87 I returned to the Service & retired in Oct. 2002 as GMM1.
Hayhurst, Richard J.CS2Mar 31, 1969 – May 23, 1970Supply, Camp Teinsha commisarryI was in charge of the Camp Teinsha Butcher shop.
Brown, JeffLTApr 1969 – Aug 1970ASWWestPAC cruise late 69 to mid 1970. Left in Hawaii after getting the ASW "E" nailed down. Remembering the good stuff-Hong Kong, Sasabo, stopping at Midway, the camaraderie the crew, the skills of my sonar, gunnery and torpedo gang.
Dill, JohnETN2May 1969 – Jul 1971OE2 VN deployments, including being first one-gun ship to go on Gun Line. As CWO4, I attended SOMERS' DeComm at Pearl with ex-XO CAPT Mike Clarity in 1983.
Brookshire, DavidGMG2May 1969 – Jun 1971WGTwo tours to Vietnam '69-'71...First One Gun Ship to go to Gun Line. As the only Rated Gunners Mate while on the Gun Line in 'Nam, I remember only sleeping 2 hours every third day when we refueled. Retired from Navy 1991 as LCDR
Cackowski, Leon (Ski)FTG-2May 1969 – Jul 1973WGThree WestPac tours, as an FTG. I was either in the gun director or Gun Plot the times we were shot at. Favorite Port O'call was Vancouver, BC in '69. Who remembers showing the Middies the "sea bat"? Two equator crossings left indel
Yates, DennisETR2May 1969 – Aug 1973OEThree WESPAC tours. Served with a great bunch of guys.
Windham, OtisFTG2Jun 1, 1969 –WGSomers was a great ship. I gained lifelong friends as a result of my duty aboard her.
Chartier, BobE4 DISBURSING CLERKJun 10, 1969 – Dec 7, 1972SupplyHad great memories of WESTPAC. 3 WESPAC tours.
Parker, TommySH 3Jun 22, 1969 – May 10, 1970Supply
Williams, Jamesftm2Jul 1969 – Aug 1971wm
Johnson, DouglasBTCMAug 1969 – Jun 1972MCPOCIt made me sick to my stomach to see the pictures of this fine lady going down, it brought tears to my eyes and memories to mind.
Alleshunas, Billem3Oct 1969 – May 1971ehad a good time leared alot about the world had some good teachers e div. hade alot of good guys
Carlton, DamonE 3Oct 22, 1969 – May 24, 1971supplyhello to all shipmates its hard to belive its been 40 yrs i live in goldsby okla
Gibbens, JohnMM3Nov 1969 – Dec 1973MServed on USS Somers for 3 west pac tours in Main Controll from Fireman thru MM3. Served as Water King for last 2 years for M div. under Senior Chief Donhoffer left the Navy in June 1973 after my 3rd West pac
Foxworth, Jerry (Fox)E-3Nov 5, 1969 – May 24, 1971BMI REALLY ENJOYED SERVING ON SUPER SOMERS...IT REALLY GAVE ME ALOT OF MEMORIES THAT I DRAW STRENGTH FROM STILL TODAY.
Gibbens, JohnMM3Dec 1969 – Jun 1973M

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