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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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Torres, SergioHM31975 – 1977Medical
Dunkin, DanBTFN1975 – 1976fireroom 2was there for the running aground and was part of the engineering div. strike. BT's were over worked and under loved.
Hughes, JhanGMT31975 – Feb 3, 1979Weapons ASROCMan, what a time we had! I'd do it all over again. Bob Vergari where are you?
Smith, JeffreyBTFNJan 7, 1975 – Apr 7, 1977B DivisionLearned alot about engineering, about being a team player, saw alot of new places, and messed with the Navy the best I could
Burnham, MikeSNFeb 1975 – Feb 1977Weapons(ASROC)Hello!To all, it has been along time.Sure would like to here from anyone who served the same time as myself.
Hughes, BobbyU. S. S. SOMERSFeb 15, 1975 – Feb 15, 1977Operations
Davis, Henry "Joe"EW3Mar 1975 – Mar 1976I too was also onboard when the ship was run aground right out of drydock. However I got new orders to report to the Coral Sea within a few months of that event.
Breault, HowardFTM3Mar 15, 1975 – Aug 29, 1979WM
Long, DannyMMFNMay 1975 – Nov 1977MAll that hash from Hawaii to Subic down in the rudder room. In Hong Kong, trading brass valves for 5ths of Johnny Walker Red, stole the keg from the O Club while in Drydock, good times! Remember that Crazy Woody from MS
Kiel, BrianEM 3Jun 5, 1975 – Dec 1977EI was there when we ran aground in Pearl Harbor. It was the first time I had ever been out to sea. I Only made one west pac in 2 1/2 years. We were just to broken down all the time.
Cuellar, MikeOSSNJun 6, 1975 – Sep 28, 1977OIGOT THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF AN OVERHAUL.. WENT ON ONE WESTPAC WITH MY DANNY WYSK AND SCHAEFFER BEERS. SO MANY GOOD MEMORIES I CAN'T EVEN COUNT. ALSO GARY SCHWINDT AND TOM ROBERTS
Brusacoram, Gene (Boozy)E1 to Almost E4 then back to E1Jun 10, 1975 – Jan 10, 1977A-GangI don't remember too much! We used to party "alot"!
Dorton, JackSTG3Jul 1975 – Jul 1976ASI was aboard in Pearl Harbor during the dry-dock and sea trial period.
Goolsby, Gary Wayne (Goober)MM/FNJul 1975 – Jul 1977EngineringI worked in #2 Eng. room Had a lot of good times back in the day. Anyway I would like to hear from All who know me. Goober
Nylen, WilliamFTM2Sep 1975 – Sep 1978WMWorked in Missile Plot (missile computer room).
Begnoche, DavidHT3Sep 1975 – Oct 1977RShe was tired iron when they sunk her for target practice, but the pictures of it were sad see.
Michael Brown, MikeOS3Nov 1975 – Nov 1977OIGreat crew it had to be for what we went through. The Somers was a terrible ship. The engineering plant was always broke no fault of the engineers it was just a bad ship. also served Dewey DDG 45 Kinkaid DD 965 Hercules PHM 2
Rouch, ChuckMM31976 – 1979MWorked in Main Control for 2 Westpacs
Mahenski, Robert (Bob)OSSN1976 – 1977OperationsWhat a wild time we had on board the Somers. Cannon, TomEd, Doug, Gary, Mike, Terry...miss you wild guys!
Mahenski, Robert (Bob)OSSN1976 – Nov 1977OperationsCrazy, wild times back then.
Jarose, Richard (Mike)BT11976 – 1978"B"Hardest job I ever loved. Greatest Officers and crew I ever knew...Thanks
Jarose, Richard (Mike)BT-11976 – 1978"B" Engineering
Paranada, LeeSM31976 – 1978OCSM1 August Smith SMSN M Jackson, SN G. Gette, SN Sam "Hot Rod" Rodriguez SMSA G.Gullemette, SMSN S Upshaw. What a Signal Gang.
Richardson, Paul "Rich"BT11976 – 1979Boiler Technician
Donovan, MikeSK3Jan 1976 – Jan 1978SupplySomers was first ship. Made WESTPAC 77. Great time.
Richard Chriss Fn Forward Engine Room, RickE-3Feb 5, 1976 – Apr 10, 1978M divisionReally enjoyed serving on board USS Somers first Ship out of Brooklyn New York was a reality check for me. first time I got yelled at by Chief Brodstat and meeting the shortest Master Chief in the Navy . 2 west paks
Day, DennisSTGFeb 27, 1976 – Jul 1977ASW
Cargill, Bob (Clutch Cargo)MM3Apr 15, 1976 – Sep 15, 1979MWorked as an MM in Main Control and #2 Engine room. Went on 2 West Pacs. Looking to contact all of my old friends from the Somers.
Delcarlo, Bruce (Deli)MM3May 10, 1976 – Aug 17, 1980MOK where you at Cargill aka CLUTCH,and the rest of you shellbacks?
Simmons, MarkBMSNJul 1976 – Aug 197707 76 08 77
Darling, GregMM3Aug 1976 – Jul 1978MJust want to say hi to all the great folks I served with
Dockter, MikeEM3Aug 1976 – Oct 1978EngineeringI have one of the "yearbooks" for the 1977 Westpac, pictures of the crew, ports of call and other memorable moments.
Bortkun, ChuckFTM1Aug 1, 1976 – Aug 1, 1980WMBeen a long time. Looking for those who served on the Somers from 1976 to 1980.
Reinhardt, MichaelBMSNSep 1976 – Sep 1978WDGood Times, Bad times. Made alot of freinds. Good Luck To All.
McGrath, JimmyRM2Sep 29, 1976 – Jan 6, 1979Operations
Howry, DaveRM3Oct 1976 – Jul 1978OCHad a great time while stationed onbard the Sommers. WestPac was great. What happened to my fellow RM's (Marty, Mike, Jimmy,Bernie, Jack and Joe) if your out there lets get together and go over old times.
Hilliard, DonEW2Oct 1, 1976 – Sep 1, 1978OIThe ship was crap, but the crew was tight.
Schnacker, AlanBTFNNov 2, 1976 – Nov 1978b
Bott, Charles/spudsIC21977 – 1979EShe was old and tired, but I knew some good people aboard her.
Proctor, Mike (Doc)TM31977 – Jan 1980WeaponsWas in with sonar techs and my stryker, TM3 Mike Ragsdale. Some of the guys I rmember were Denny (Brick) Householder, Louis (Sensei) Jimenez, Randy Peterson, Warren Filz, a guy named Gondek, and many others.
Deyoung, JohnHT31977 – 1979Deck, DCDeck Division was GREAT, as was DC Division. I should'a stayed on the Somers, but went to the Dixon (AS-37) and learned what I lost by leaving the Somers. Ya'll drop me a line: jbdeyoung@earthlink.net
Mathis, Robert (Bob)YNC1977 – 1979XCross decked from USS Preble just after making chief. Left to go to CINCPACFLT. Retired in June l980 after having a major heart attack. My wife of 34 years (Mickey) died in 1998 and I remarried in 2000.
Strother, Gayland / Big BirdEM3Jan 1977 – Jun 1979EMany many many fond memories of Little Orphan Annie's, Hawaii, and two awesome West-Pac's.
Beauchesne, MichaelMM3Jan 1977 – Apr 1979M divisionI would love to get back in touch with some of my old buddies from the Super Somers. I really would like to contact those guys that went on Westpac in '77.
Brandenburg, ScottLTJGFeb 19, 1977 – Jul 14, 1979ASST. SUPPLY OFFICER / DISBURSING OFFICERMy 1st Navy tour. We made 2 West Pacs.fm Pearl. Went to Subic Bay, Yokusaka, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Australia, and New Zealand.. Was often lonely at sea away from my young bride, Pam. Learned lessons that took me thru life. Proud to serve!
Killough, KeithOS-3May 1977 – May 1979Operations/CICSomers was on a West-Pac when I joined her in Yokusuka, Japan in May 1977. I was fortunate to be on her for a second West-Pac which ended in Spring 1979.
Chown, DonnLCDRMay 6, 1977 – May 10, 1979EngineeringThe plant was absolute crap, but the people on board were outstanding. Somehow, we managed to complete two deployments and an OPPE. Didn't see too much of Hawaii while homeported there. My worst, but best, sea tour, if that makes sense.
Conrad, RonaldBT2May 31, 1977 – Nov 11, 1980B
Warren, Joe D.YN2(SW)Jun 1977 – Dec 11, 1979NavigationI came to SOMERS from the COCHRANE and made two deployments (the 1977 cruise took us to Australia and New Zealand). I made a good many friends, both officer and enlisted, while on SOMERS, and some of those individuals and I are still friends.
Wilder, JohnFTM-3Jun 1977 – Jul 1978Tarter Missle System
Householder, DennySTG 2Aug 1977 – Feb 1980A/S DivisionPearl Harbor and WestPac. Good friends and good times.
Cheesebrough, Dwain /cheeseMS3Sep 17, 1977 – Sep 17, 1981supply / mess cook i was a cook for crew and officers
Kegley, ThomasBT2Oct 10, 1977 – Dec 9, 1981BTURN BACK THE CLOCK AND LETS DO IT AGAIN
Tindall, WoodstockBT2Nov 1977 – May 1981BBoiler Tech's know how to party!!!!!
Bell, TommyMM3Nov 20, 1977 – Nov 10, 1979Good friends, good memories. I had a lot of fun in spite of the Navy.

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