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USS Endurance (MSO 435) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Endurance (MSO 435). 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 39 crew members registered for the USS Endurance (MSO 435).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Robinson, Arnold (Rob)SEAMAN 1STMar 1957 – Nov 1959IT LOOKS LIKE I AM ONE OF THE LAST OF THE ORIGINAL CREW!!NIGHT FIRE IN THE STRAITS I LEFT MY HEART AT CHINA GATE.(IRON MEN,WOODEN SHIPS).
Thompson, JakeEN3Mar 1, 1957 – Feb 22, 1961
Knutson, LarryCS31959 – Aug 1962Mine Pac ?I was just wondering if any of my shipmates were on this web site. Would like to hear from you.
Colemana, AlbertEN2Aug 1961 – Dec 1963EngineeringLooking for anyone who can tell me what month in 1962 and where the ship was in Vietnam. Pictures would be a great help.
Crum, JohnSOG 2Aug 1961 – Oct 10, 1961CIC / EODShort-timer. Wife is on the beach. Will have our first baby in November. Cleanest ship in the Navy. Best duty ever. Sorry, did not have time to know the crew better. Designed ships motto/emblem, "Destroy What Will Destroy."
Sleight, TerryRM21962 – 1963
Riley, BruceJan 15, 1962 – Apr 27, 1964ElectronicsI came aboard right out of ETA School Treasure Island. I guess that the powers that be figured that I would be sharp enough to figure things out all by myself. Well I did and only had a couple of things that I had trouble with.
Stanley, Joe profile iconEM2Mar 10, 1962 – Mar 10, 1962EngineringI came aboard the Endurance as an EMFA in March 1962 while she was on R&R in Subic Bay. I left her as an EM2 for the USS Acme in July, 1964.
Dempsey, RoyYn1cta1Mar 3, 1963 – Feb 5, 1965AdminLEADING. YN. ALSO CTA
Chism, Richard (Rick)ETR31964 – 1965OEThis was a fun ship. I wish it had not been my first duty station after ET school so that I would have had something to compare it with. My best memories in the Navy were made while aboard the Endurance.
Trapp, DanIC2Feb 1964 – Sep 1964EMade Westpac cruise
French, ArmondRM1May 1964 – Sep 1966ORWas on board during 1965-66 cruise to Vietnam patrolling the coast.
Hill, HowardEN11965 – 1967Served aboard for Operation Markettime. Long lonely days and even longer nights. Plus boredom unending. What memories.
Patterson, DavidEN3Jan 18, 1965 – Jan 18, 1967mine div 91
Winn, JamesSNFeb 14, 1965 – Jun 26, 1969mine 91just wondering if anybody is still alive and still reminising about the tours of viet nam and the good old days.
Block, JerrySK2Mar 5, 1965 – Jun 9, 1966SUPPLY
Conlin, Patrick profile icone-4Jul 1965 – Sep 1966west pacLooking for any shipmates of Patrick Daniel Conlin that served in the republic of Vietnam. He was a night shift radio operator. on the USS Endurance 1965-1966. Dad Passed away on 1/16/2016
Wilson, RogerRM E4-E5Aug 1, 1965 – Jul 22, 1967Vietnam Patrol 1965-1966 LRM E5 Uss Woodpecker(MSC-209) Aug 1967-1968 Sasebo, Japen Coastal and River Patrol Vietnam
Stratford, StephenRD3Aug 19, 1965 – May 19, 1967OPERATIONSLearned a lot of invaluable lessons while serving aboard Endurance that have always been a benefit to my life and still are.
Stratford, Stephen profile iconRADARMAN 3RD. CLASSAug 28, 1965 – May 19, 1967OPERATIONSDidn't realize it at the time , but my time spent aboard the Endurance and later the Engage (MSO-433) , was a very valuable period in my life. The discipline and organization I learned back then has helped me a lot.
Kreidel, RoyCS31966 – 1967
Segarra, Tony profile iconSK2Jul 1966 – Feb 10, 1970Supply
Palmer, ScottE-5Oct 10, 1966 – Dec 15, 1969WestPacIt was fun and interesting. What an education.
Lafalce, JohnBM2Oct 24, 1966 – Dec 15, 1969deckServed under 3 skippers: Shemanski, Sutphen & Slegelmilch. Did 2 westpac tours. Enjoyed every minute of my Naval service.
Paulson, Gary profile iconSTG2/E5Mar 31, 1967 – Oct 10, 1969?Got nicknamed "The Hamster" when coming out of the round hatch in the deck leading to the Sonar power transmitter room. (I probably needed a haircut and a mustache trim.)
Foley, JoeyEN3May 26, 1967 – Feb 15, 1971EngineeringI didn't know about the 2012 reunion but plan on making it to the next one.
Anderson, James (Andy)RD2Jul 1968 – Mar 1, 1971operationsRadarman in charge of cic during the big battle with the trawler
Slagle, RickETN31969 – 1972communicationsI helped as much as I could, Hersey did most the work. Welcome any emails from old shipmates.
Livingston, Ryanstg11969 – 1971operationsThis the most memorable ship of the five I served aboard. Retired after 25 years as an EMO LT.
Petrash, SkipEN31969 – 1971AFT ENG ROOMBest o-Boat in the fleet
Dunkle, RalphQM41969 – 1972NavigationServed during market time patrols, typhoons, and liberty calls with all my shipmates overseas.Played some tag football, softball, and basketball when we got back to our home port. I have the flag from Nov engagement.
Schell, Alexander (Alex)EN3Sep 1969 – Jul 1972Engineering
Northrup, RodneyYN2 Rod NorthrupOct 5, 1969 – Jun 6, 1971OPERATIONSWe just finished our first ships reunion - March 2012. A lot of guys missed out and we would like to make sure we get word out to you on the next reunion. Give me a shout....... love to hear from you.
Cotton, JohnGMG3Nov 1969 – May 1971GunneryOnly Gunner's Mate aboard, served during the Trawler incident, attended the reunion in Mar/2012... Great bunch of guys !!
Cotton, JohnGMG 3Nov 15, 1969 – May 15, 1971GunneryGreatest bunch of guys I've ever known !!! Hoping for another reunion sometime soon ...
Olson, WadeEN2Dec 28, 1969 – Mar 16, 1971engineeringsorry to have missed the 2012 reunion-maybe next time. anyone know where joe foley is these days? last saw him and Mr Duffy at great lakes in 1981. Hope all are well and prospering.
Hyatt, DanSM3Jan 1970 – Aug 12, 1971OPSNOVEMBER 22, 1970 "OH WHAT A NIGHT"
Hearn, RegRM3May 1, 1970 – Jun 30, 1971Communications
Foley Jr., MichaelSAAug 20, 1970 – Jan 10, 1972

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