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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 253 crew members registered for the USS Somers (DDG 34).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 – now

Berglund, Phil (Cat)STG31972 – 1974ASWFirst Ship, First WestPac, Great Ship, Great Crew
Griffin, DennisSK2Jan 1972 – Dec 1973Supply
Trujillo, Rudy (Seapup)E-3Jan 1, 1972 – 1973NavyLooking to reconnect with old Navy buddies
Delaurentis, MikeENS-LTJGJan 3, 1972 – Apr 1, 1975SupplyAssistant Supply and Disbursing Officer. First ship, lasting (good) impression.
Ferrino, MichaelE-3Feb 2, 1972 – Dec 26, 1973Gunners MateRemember, when someone stole the Captain's cap ... I knew who took it !!!!! Had the best time in my life!
Brown, WayneSK-3Mar 18, 1972 – Jun 24, 1974SupplyServed with an exceptional group
M Urchison, Scoobieabh-2Mar 19, 1972 – Mar 23, 1979v-1 div
Tull, Michael "mike"Apr 1972 – Sep 1972Navigation
S. Musgrave, S. MusgraveE1May 1972 – Nov 1972I was on board for a short time. I had a lot of trouble I didn't want. I served as best I knew how and I think the Navy was very shortsighted in not trying to help new members more.
Watson, GeorgeFTM1May 1, 1972 – Apr 15, 1973Fox
Colbert, DeanMM3Jul 1972 – Feb 1974M Div. EMO2
Kissler, LeroyEM2Aug 1972 – May 1974E
Olson, JeffFTM/E3Aug 1972 – Jun 1975WMGreat tour & a Great crew! Crossing th Equator was a trip to say the least. I'm a Shellback!!!
Diaz, Samuel/ SamE3Aug 21, 1972 – May 23, 1975BMThis is sammy to all my shipmates, hello and hope all is well in your lives and that you are all in good health. fill free to drop me a line if you'd like. call me at (909) 461-5205. god bless and take care always.....
Diaz, SamuelE3Aug 21, 1972 – May 23, 1975BMHello this is sammy, hope all my shipmates are well and in good health. Take care and god bless. Fill free to call me at (909)461-5205
Kauppi, DanBT2Sep 10, 1972 – May 11, 1976I served with the best. Had a lot of good times with a lot of fine people from all walks of life. Its something I still miss today. Subic Bay,do I have to say anymore. Anyone up to go to Jolo's.
Lemmermann, Robert (Bob)SNSep 20, 1972 – Oct 15, 1973WD
Boudreau, ChuckYN2Nov 1972 – Feb 1974Ships OfficeWas taken off the ship by helicopter after Operation Eagle Lift. Spent my last year in Washington DC with the SeaBees. Was in the office with Callahan, Hinkle and Stillman.
Vanderlip, FredRM2Nov 27, 1972 – Aug 31, 1973CommunicationsLooking for any RM's who might still be out there.
Cochran, De FordLT1973 – 1975Weapons OfficerI came aboard in 1972 while Somers was homeported in Long Beach. I was the Weapons Officer. We had our homeport changed to Pearl Harbor in 1974.
Delaurentis, MikeLTJGJan 1973 – Apr 1975SupplyDisbursing and Assistant Supply Officer
Engel, JohnSTG2Jan 1973 – Oct 1976STGreat Ship, Great Crew. I made the flag for the equator initiation. The court wasn't kind to me. Played a little golf in my time, made the all Navy finals just before departing the ship and the Navy in Oct 76.
Adams, JerryBTFNFeb 1, 1973 – Dec 11, 1974EngineeringWent a lot of places, had a lot of fun. Worked hard.
Baker, Albert (Al)BT3Feb 1, 1973 – Apr 1, 1975Forward FireroomMiss the times, Places and above all the Friend's. Tough Hot Job but looking back... Loved it all
Couch, JamesMM3Apr 12, 1973 – Sep 26, 1976m
Chism, RichardHT2Apr 20, 1973 – 1975EngeneringOK everyone the VA states I was never aboard the Somers, I guess I must have been smoking that hash from Pakistan with my favorite IC Man for 2 1/2 years, anyone have the 1974-75 Westpac cruse book?
Rash, GeoreMM2Jun 4, 1973 – Jun 16, 1977Engineering
Petersen, KarlRM3Jul 1973 – Jun 1975CommunicationGreat Ship and the Best Crew would do it again. Hong Kong Singapore and who can forget Karachi Pakistan. We crossed the Equator and became Shellbacks.
Wilmer, BobFTM2Aug 1973 – Nov 1976WMWorked on the WDS missle system
Webster, RichardLTJGSep 1973 – May 1974NavigationI was Navigator on DDG-34 for six months prior to my release from active duty. Will never forget typhoon evasion on trip back to Pearl.
Freyholtz, LowellMMFNOct 1973 – May 1976MDAZED AND CONFUSED most of the time. Great West-Pac's. Dry dock, SUCKED. (except when all of Engineering walked off the ship aka. Mutiny). Lets do it again. Great bunch of guys.
Jeans, ThomasYNSN-YN3Nov 1973 – Aug 1975Navigation Division (Ship's Office)I reported aboard SOMERS when the ship was at Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines, enroute to WESTPAC. Served as admin correspondence and Legal Yeoman. Good ship! I learned a lot and grew tremendously as a Sailor.
Heinen, KurtIC3Nov 20, 1973 – Dec 4, 1975EDidnt realize until much later how much fun I was having. Wish I could do it over!
Krueger, PhilOSSN1974 – 1976OII have never partied like I did while on the Somers. Me and QM George Grape.
Moran, RobertEM11974 – 1976EServed on her when she was in dry dock in Pearl. Have many great memories.
Holzinger, Hans (German)MMFNFeb 1974 – Mar 1975MM
Glade, WalterSTG2Mar 1974 – Feb 1977
Towery, Stonewall "derby"BM3Mar 1, 1974 – Sep 1, 1977What a time in my life it was. Great west Pacs and lots cool friends. Would do it all over again!
Pankop, CraigGMT-2May 1974 – Aug 1975AS or was it WAOnly brief periods of underway time the we spent from December 74 till I left , August 75 in the yards at Pearl Harbor. Lived in those old wooden barracks. Sold my Mustang to one of the FT's. It was a good ship.
Brown, LarryLTJGMay 1, 1974 – Aug 10, 1975NavigatorCapt Howard Pabst was tough, demanded a lot.
Schaefer, StephenOS2May 18, 1974 – May 19, 1976OperationsMost of my time was spent in the shipyard @ Pearl,chippin paint atop the crows nest with some mowie wowie. Then wespac to PI with the Shitty Kitty, May of '75. Those were the Daz!
Wysk, DanOSSNMay 18, 1974 – Feb 18, 1976OperationsGreat memories of some awesome shipmates. Beers, Boo Boo, Taco, Ski, Grits just to name a few made for some wild times. Never did make a West Pac but 21 months on "The Rock" was enough. Hope all are well!

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