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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
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,
Berry, Tom "Spiderman”OS2May 1, 1978 – Aug 1, 1978OIGreat ship & shipmates. Kept getting borrowed by other ships: USS DAVIDSON as an ASAC & USS WILLIAM H STANDLEY as an AIC. Retired USN 31January 2001. My email is: 352117N1394536E@gmail.com
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.
Berry, Tom "Spiderman”OS2Nov 1, 1978 – Nov 1, 1979OIGreat ship & shipmates. Kept getting borrowed by other ships: USS DAVIDSON as an ASAC & USS WILLIAM H STANDLEY as an AIC. Retired USN 31January 2001. My email is: 352117N1394536E@gmail.com
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?
Lee, MichaelMS31979 – Jun 1980i was a cook aboard this ship did a westpack before bieing overhauled in pearl harbor in summer of 1980
Meidinger, Kelly "dinger"DDG 341979 – Nov 1982WD WeaponsGood times and good friends what more is there. anyone who wants to email is welcomed to do so.
Breid, StewartEN31979 – Jul 1982AWorked in A gang. When underway stood throttleman watches
Meidinger, Kelly (Dinger)BMSNMar 1979 – Nov 11, 1982WD Deckanyone wishing to E-mail is welcomed to do so.
Freeney, RichardBMSNApr 1979 – Oct 1981DeckI've been looking for some guys I served with on the Uss Somers DDG 34
Thompson, BuddSeamenApr 1, 1979 – Apr 1, 1981DeckLooking for anyone on the deck crew to talk about dry dock and the work we did. Will never forget the those times and friends I made. Is any in touch with, Shane Bush, Rick Freeney, Mike Davis and all you other nuts!
Kracht, KevinOS3Apr 3, 1979 – Oct 29, 1982OIWhat a long strange trip.
Freeney, Richard / RickBMSNApr 16, 1979 – Oct 18, 1981Deck DivisionLooking for some good friends, Budd Thompson, Shane Bush, Gary Coffee. Any other people that were on the Somers during that time frame. Joe Mallard. Get in touch with me anytime.
Operle, MarkHT2May 1979 – Sep 1982R
Smith, JeffFTM4 FIRE CONTROL TECHMay 15, 1979 – Jun 4, 1982WMI'll NEVER forget the day we turned into our wake when a HUGE WAVE crashed through the mess deck hatch, drenched four tables of snipes and sent their trays flying. The whole deck exploded into laughter! Does anyone else remember that day?
Spolar, Brad "Spo"BT2Aug 1979 – Nov 1983BAnybody need 20 for 30 on payday? Just call SPO!
Factor, MarcQM3Aug 11, 1979 – Feb 2, 1982OPS
Porter, Jr., Larry Aka Staple Den Pau profile iconSeaman 2nd ClassAug 13, 1979 – Aug 15, 1981MSHello my fellow Navy men hope all is well with you all, I pray your lives are full of blessings mad love for you all God Bless.
Harris, Bob, noneMM2Aug 26, 1979 – Aug 26, 1982M & A-Gangworked in #1 engineroom for 1 & 1/2 years, A-gang shop for the remainder of time would like to hear from old buds that i served with
Crisman, RaymondHT3Dec 1979 – Nov 1982AE&R
Bushie, StevePOSTAL CLERK 2ND CLASSDec 1, 1979 – Mar 1, 1983PersonelWhats Up Gentlemen, Let me announce this one more time. MAILCALL! Remember me giving out your mail. Hope all is well in your world. Email me sometime. sbushie@xcfi.biz
Ramsey, MikeMM2Dec 28, 1979 – Nov 1982MHow you all doin?!?! Feel free to email me, would love to hear from Somers Crew from 79-82! I am still in Hawaii, just hanging out and doing the deal...I hope you are all well! What ever happened to Chas Red and Chas Brown and the team from EMO1!

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