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USS Wiltsie (DD 716) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Wiltsie (DD 716). 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 75 crew members registered for the USS Wiltsie (DD 716).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
McCafferty, MickeyE41969 – 1971ASWWas helo'ed aboard from a carrier off the Viet Nam coast. Served a little over 2 years aboard and did 2 West-Pacs on her. I am currently trying to locate old friends. Have located Chuck Behrens -TM and Roger Wergin A/S
Slama, WilliamBT3Jul 1969 – Jul 1972Boiler / Fireroom I spent 3 years with some very good men and enjoyed my experience working in the fire room on board the Wiltsie. If anyone would like to contact me please feel free.
Jones, LesterDD 716Oct 24, 1969 – Dec 5, 1972thank you
Morse, ChrisBT3Dec 28, 1969 – Sep 12, 1970boilerman
Miles, GerryBT21970 – 1974B-DivForward fireroom top watch, also OIL KING
Ioffredo, Jr, Anthony J. profile iconE41970 – 1973Boiler roomTony was my husband. On May 29, 1987, he passed away http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121106082 . If you knew Tony from the Wiltsie, please send me an e-mail. Tell me stories, tell me some lies pls
Sears, Ples (Pat)bt3Jan 4, 1970 – Feb 13, 1971bjust saying hi
Gilbert, WalterRD3Jan 5, 1970 – Nov 5, 1970OIenjoyed the friends I made,sorry I didn't keep in touch
Kjeseth, Steve Aka : KjRD2Feb 1970 – Nov 1972Radar... mostly great memories ... thanks for prepping me for 'living the American Dream' ...
Andersen, JohnSK3May 1, 1970 – Jul 31, 1971Supply 01
Smith, FredE3May 20, 1970 – May 5, 1971WelderI worked in the welding shop
Smith, AubreyE-3 BTOct 10, 1970 – Jun 9, 1971BSome of Crew I served with BT1 Coleman FN Lopez FN Ruby FN Curry Brown
Pearson, JimST11971 – 1976ASWMany great memories! I am what I am today partly because of my experiences and relationship aboard Wiltsie.
Laurila, Ted LaurilaSTG1Jan 15, 1971 – Mar 15, 1975ASWThe 2012 Wiltsie reunion will be held in San Diego (Sept 27 -30).. Contact me for additional information..
Lucia, BillQM2May 3, 1971 – May 3, 1975OperationsMany cruises - WestPac was always amazing and we did it several times.... plus gunfire support and carrier duty in Viet Nam. A really intense but VERY GOOD experience!!!
Pearson, JimSTG1Jun 1971 – Sep 1976ASWFive years on the old gal. Loved every (well, most) of it. Made many lifelong friends and sailed her twice to Viet Nam.
Wright, ThomasSTG1Oct 1971 – Jan 1976Weapons
Solorzano, Andres "Andy"Machinist MateNov 1971 – Jun 1975"M" -Eng.Didn't know this site existed. Great to find it. Enjoyed my time, wish I had kept in contact with guys from my division. Maybe hook up with some on here.
Lantta, JimEM2Feb 1972 – May 1975It's been over 30 years, I think of all the good times we had, and all the great guys I sailed with. I hope you all are doing alright in life, and hope to see some of you agsin. Don't lean against the window pane it could break.
Hora, StephenIC3Feb 20, 1972 – Oct 28, 1975RBest of times will never forget all the shipmates and friends I met will never forget you going to vietnam will live with me for the rest of my life . Best of luck to all the of my friends
Rishavy, RayBMSNMar 1972 – Apr 19751Hav alot of good memories hope to get ahold of some old friends
Doak, CliffOS2Mar 1972 – Jul 22, 1975Westpac 72 - 73. Then Wiltsie joined the reserve fleet w/home port Treasure Island. Radar gang included JJ, Flea, Bullett Bob, Kentucky, Lizard. Good times. Great nicknames.
Kinsman, JonSEAMANJun 10, 1972 – May 5, 1975Served as a boatswain's mate aboard the Wiltsie towards the end of the Vietnam War.
Van Zuuk, Daniel / Zuukmm3Jul 17, 1972 – Mar 27, 1975m m best times
Legath, JackIC3Sep 1972 – Dec 1975RAn unforgettabe trip!
Dacosta, MikeGMG21973 – 1975asw
Smith, Michael "S***ty SmittyE31973 – 1975B
Hodge, PatOS31973 – 1975Operations
Jensen, Jim (Pigpen)STG31973 – 1976ASWFirst ship. What a crew!! I would do it all over again if I could.
Murray, RodneyBTFNAug 1973 – Jan 1976B-Div
Harris, Leonard (Harry)BT3Sep 1973 – Jan 1976B DvisioniAm looking for Michael Dean Collins BT3, forward fireroom. And anyone else that played on the ships softball team.
Turner, StevenMR 3Feb 1974 – 1976A-GANGCAME ON BOARD RIGHT AFTER WEST PAC, STAYED TO DECON IN 76. GOOD TIMES AND GOOD FRIENDS. BILL INMAN CHEIF NEYERHOFFER, ED JAMES JUST TO METION A FEW. WOULD BE GOOD TO HAVE A REUNION!
Jones, James V. (Jim)LCDRMar 1974 – Jul 1975XOAs a Reserve DD we were under way more than most regular fleet ships.Super operations,good crew,excellent liberty.I learned a lot working with our SELRES who augmented our regular reduced crew.Great assignment.
Howard, LeeroyMM3Jan 1975 – Jan 1976m-divisionon there 1 year until it was decommissioned

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