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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 242 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
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.
Higgins, BrianOS21978 – 1982CIC OperationsHey just found this site. Email me if you were on the Somers during these years. I'm still in Hawaii!!!!
Fink, MikeRMC(SW)1978 – 1980OCHad a hell of a time on the Sommers....BT2 Oliver.....SM2 Grothmann.....the whole comm gang.....great memories
Oliver, ChuckBT21978 – 1982What a time! Softball champs,oppe's....fun and no fun! BEEN LOOKING FOR THE FINK FOR A WHILE! Imagine this...retired as a red striped BTCS...many thanks to the good times in hawaii!
Haizlip, Michael LMR!1978 – 1981A GangLooking to hear from anybody in A-Gang from back then, It was the best of time's.
Ferrari, KenBTFN1978 – 1982BGuys for anyone that wants to keep in touch my email is geturbineman@yahoo.com. Hope to hear from you!
Near, DaleEME31978 – 1981enginering
Hlatko, David (Deadeye) profile iconSTG31978 – Jun 26, 1980SonarServed aboard from summer of 78 to summer of 80, then xferred to FTG, Pearl Harbor. Had a great time, one Westpac and made a lot of close friends. Went from a boy to a man. A great experience. Wouldn't trade it!
Kohlhof, BradMMFN1978 – 1980#2 Engine roomI Googled my old ship and I found this website. Just wanted to say hi to my old Shipmates. I did a painting from a picture I took on the Somers while on our Westpac Cruise. I tried to download it but it wouldn't work.
Mallard, JoeIC3Feb 1978 – Jan 1980
Smith, William (Bill)EW-2Mar 1978 – Apr 1980CICI had a great time in Hawaii, we didnt get underway much but we did have a WestPac cruise. I would like to know how the EW gand is doing these days, Doug, Jeff, Dan, Richard.
Carson, PhilPHIL CARSONMar 15, 1978 – Jul 1, 1980WMworked in missile plot. spent entire ship overhaul of 1980 at shore patrol for navsta
Lee, MichaelMS3Mar 21, 1978 – Jun 8, 1980I was a cook aboad the somers, a reject from the submarine force,was tossed out for aledgly smoking pot on the sub,ratted out by a missle tech, going states evidence to save his own ass.I was on the tiger team until one of the cooks cut his finger of
Wright, JayOS3Apr 1978 – Dec 1980OperationsServed under OS1 Darrel Victory and OSCS Britton during my time on board. Did one west-pac cruise to the P.I. , Hong Kong, Yokusuka, Guam, Kwajelein Atoll, Pataya Beach (OH YEAH ! !) Some division members were; Johnny J, Dave Muscente, Kelly Giblin,
Shults, RickSN-3May 2, 1978 – Dec 17, 1981Deck handIf anyone knows where Mark Ege is email me He was a good friend. Had a great time on Somers especially doiing mess crank duty in the scully. Had alot of friends on board I just cant remember their names anymore. Thank alot see you
Brancaccio, Markbt2Jun 20, 1978 – Nov 23, 1982b brad spolar ill take that 20 for thirty, like to see you all again. we had some good times didnt we.
Thum, MichaelHT-3Aug 25, 1978 – Aug 25, 1982RLOOKING FOR SHIPMATES WHO SERVED ON SOMERS ABOUT MY TIME PERIOD.I GOT OUT JUST BEFORE THEY PUT HER TO REST OFF THE COAST OF C.A.WAS A TURDCHASER FROM 79TO82 WENT THROUGH DRYDOCK AND LAST WESPAC CRUSE.
Thum, MichaelHT3Aug 26, 1978 – Aug 26, 1982RLOOKING FOR SHIPMATES WHO SERVED ONBOARD SOMERS BETWEEN 78&82 LETS HEAR FROM YOU EMAIL ME.
Duccilli, MartyRM2Sep 29, 1978 – Sep 29, 1980OCI had a great time onboard SOMERS as part of the radio gang. We worked hard and partied hard. Dave Howry, Mike Piechura, Jim McGrath, Billy Kircher, Bernie Alsup, Jack Stowe, Joe Martinez....were a great bunch!
Hall, ThomasHM2Oct 1978 – Oct 1981NavadminThe Super Somers was definately the best Rest in peace old lady
Robles, RonEM2(SW)Oct 1978 – Jun 1982EALLAN WHERE ARE THE PICTURES FROM MALDIVES AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LIQUID LUNCHES?
Seyfert, StevePN2Nov 1978 – Jun 1982OpsGreat ship, great crew....
Wallace, JeffSM3Nov 1, 1978 – Oct 20, 1980ocgot on the somers 4 days before westpac.The phillipines and Thailand and hong kong were great.Would be nice to hear from Mark Grothman if you ever log on
Piechura, MichaelRM3Nov 1, 1978 – Apr 1, 1980OCI have great memories of the WESTPAC. I met the ship in Subic in time to go to Hong Kong, Thailand and Japan. Though I got out in 1981, I came back in 1985 and now I am getting ready to retire as a LCDR (LDO Commo). SOMERS was a great ship.
Walker, VirgilIC 2Nov 9, 1978 – Jun 15, 1982EHAD SOME GOOD TIMES HAD SOME BAD TIMES STILL ITS ALL GOOD BOTT HOW YOU DOING MALLARD
Starkweather, MarcFTM 3Dec 24, 1978 – Jun 15, 1980I served as a radar tech on the Tartar Missile System. Was assigned in the middle of Wespac tour. Visited Philipines, Hong Kong, Japan, Guam, and Hawaii.
Simons, SylvesterMA1Dec 28, 1978 – Aug 1981CommunicationsHey Tony! I was surfing the internet and came across this site. Lo and behold, I see an entry from you. How have you been doing buddy? It's been a long time, lol. If you see this message, drop me a line.
Dominikoski, Richard (Ski)EW2Dec 31, 1978 – Dec 15, 1982OI (CIC)Best years of my navy career were spent here. Hi to Dan, Jeff, Billy and Doug! What a blast we had. Whatever happened to Steve Long? Feel free to e-mail me! Remember EWCS Cooper?

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