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USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD 717) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD 717). 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 92 crew members registered for the USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD 717).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – now

Gunderson, Randall (Randy)YN3Jan 1968 – Oct 1969WD, then Engineering Yeoman
Olsen, RolfYN3Aug 1968 – Apr 1969WGI served aboard the Chandler beginning an hour after she returned from a 2 year WESTPAC cruise until finishing Reftra in April when I left for Nam. I was on the Q-deck Christmas Eve midwatch about 2AM when the main switchboard blew up.
Piper, JimETN2Aug 1968 – Aug 1970OIMember of the ET gang. Deployed for SE Asia and Viet Nam Sept '69, returning to Long Beach on 1 April 1970. Total 62 days in the 'Nam war zone divided between SAR, plane guard, & NGFS on the coast south of Da Nang
Jensen, MerrillMM2Sep 1968 – May 13, 1971M
Weston, Peter profile iconCaptainOct 15, 1968 – Jun 10, 1971OperationsThree years active, 21 years in the Reserves. Retired in 1992.
Laigaie, Msg JohnGMG3Dec 1968 –Deck and then ASW asrocRan aground so much we had to replace eleven screws. CDR Meeks should have been shipped out, not the Ready Teddy. Gave a man 3 days bread and water so he could brag about it at the Oh Club.
Allert, BruceE31969 – 1971DeckHad fun when I wasn't sea sick! (which was most of the time while under way).....
Barnes, TerryFTG11969 – 1972Fire ControlGun Gang - Great Group of Guys, Lots of Awesome Memories
Salgado, TonyMMFN/MM3Jan 1, 1969 – Apr 7, 1970"M" (Snipe)Was assigned to the afterengine room as Throttleman and Lower level. Was on shift when she tangled with a cable damaging her port screw and shaft while on carrier escort in Nam. Three weeks in drydock in Subic Bay for repairs.
Greene, RichBMSNMar 17, 1969 – Mar 14, 1971WDSpecial detail sidecleaners forman,Highline rigger with Roberts,aft turret handling room foreman,Helm duty when running special details. Friends in ALL divisions,played cards and drank bugjuice when restricted. Great!
Bartels, SteveMM2Apr 1969 – Apr 1973A-gangwent to basic in san diego and went straight to the "ready teddy".stood throttle watch in forward engine room but worked all over the ship maintaining auxillary to know a lot of people .onboard for 4 years
Chambers, BillCS3May 10, 1969 – Oct 30, 1970SupplyRetired as CSC after 23 years in the Reserves and still cooking
Burney, MikeE-4 GMG ASROCMay 13, 1969 – Feb 3, 1973WD WALeft Great Lakes after boot training in may 69 . Deck force for 2 years . E4 quals. made it to asroc deck with gunners mates. Never stood another quarter deck watch . Loved it in P.I. ,Japan, THailand ,Hong Kong, & Taiwain. Loved traveling
McLernon, MacSTG2Sep 1969 – 1972WA
Paluda, CharlesRD3Sep 3, 1969 – Apr 10, 1970OIGood Tonkin Gulf tour. Great shipmates
Keller, RobertBmsnNov 1969 – Aug 25, 1970Wd
Correll, JimSEAMAN1970 – 1972
Sullivan, Scott/sullyE51970 – 1973Fire control technicanEnjoyed my time overseas look forward to communicating. With some of the crew
Steven D. Fabishn, SteveRM2Jan 1, 1970 – Jun 1, 1972OperationsI served as Radioman 2nd class and deployed for one WestPac cruise Vietnam war; 1971/72. I am interested in reaquainting with my fellow shipmates if and when a ship reunion happens. You may contact me at
Shults, Roy / MikeRD2Jan 1, 1970 – Jun 1, 1970opsI was aboard just before the ship went to Vietnam. If you were an RD contact me. Read my book "My Blue Water Navy"
Kurek, JimSTG2Apr 1970 – May 1971WA DivisionOf the five destroyers I was on this was the best one for me because the commeratyand historical significance of this DD. It pretty much put an exceptional pride to my naval career of 22 years.
Marxsen, LarrySTG1Apr 1, 1970 – Apr 1, 1975ASWIn my five years aboard, I served with many very interesting characters (that's a good thing), and had many interesting experiences. It molded me as a man.
Frasso, PhillipGmg 3Jun 10, 1970 – Dec 6, 1973Asw
Munoz, VincentOS2Jun 27, 1970 – Apr 23, 1972OpsServed as radarman (OS) from 1970-1972. Anybody remember the CO Norbert Murphy?
Larson, Raystgsn1971 – 1973aswLiving in seattle wa recovering from a stroke in 02 damn!
McDonald, Robert profile iconGMGSNApr 16, 1971 – Nov 25, 1975weapons
Larson, JamesEM3May 1971 – Jun 1973E divisionSpent a memorable 2 years aboard the "Ready Teddy" as an E division Electrician's mate. Traveled extensively to ports on the West Coast and Hawaii, as well as the P.I., Japan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Great time!
Reyes, ManuelE2May 10, 1971 – Jul 21, 1973BOATSONMATEMADE WEST PAC 1972 GULF OF TONKEN
Baker, Robert/ BobJul 1, 1971 – Aug 15, 1971PACMIDTRARON 71This was my 3/c Midshipman cruise, out of the U of Washington, and my first time at sea. From Long Beach, CA we went to Hawaii. My most vivid memories are 1) cleaning firesides in Pearl with a fresh Hawaiian sunburn, and 2) firing the ASROC
Paschke, DougBT3Oct 1971 – Oct 1973B
Seymour, SteveSH3Oct 1971 – Apr 1975SupplySupply division
King, FredENGINEMAN 3RD CLASS1972 – 1973engineeringWe were in dry dock in Long Beach and went WESTPAC
Drown, Jeff profile iconE31972 – 19731ST
Moore, Jimstg31972 – 1974wasee some i knew on there. been on a bunch of other chandler sights some long gone. hope your doing ok ray remembering standing a mid watch with you.
Kaupas, BillSM21972 – 1974OPS
Fitzpatrick, Jeffreystg31972 – 1973asw
Thorpe, KarlICFN1972 – 1974Gyro ShopCertified MK 11 Mod 7 Mechanical Gyro Technician.
Crandall, DennisENGINEMAN 3RD CLASSFeb 1972 – Dec 1973Engineering / "A" GangServed with Richard Augie, Len Frycek, Fred King, Clyde Knapp, Lonnie McReynolds, Roy Stepp. Was on board for the last West Pac cruise and left the ship in December 1973 after she was transferred to the reserve fleet in Seattle Washington.
Stepp, RoyFNJun 1972 – May 1974RAssigned to the IC gang
Dale, GaryFRJun 15, 1972 – Jul 10, 1973MM
Wallace, MichaelHM3/HM2Sep 1972 – Dec 1973OperationsMeet the ship in Long Beach while it was in the yards. Did the 73 WesPac and stayed with the Ready Teddy until she joined the reserves in Seattle in late 73 where the Evans (DE1023) decommission crew. Went to C school from there.
Massey, WalterSNSep 1972 – 1973GMPicked up the Chandler in 72 in Long Beach and left her when she was a reserve ship in Seattle.
Daluge, TerryMSSNDec 28, 1972 – Dec 17, 1974Galley Had some real intense times but the best of times if I had it to do all over again I would jump at it.GOD BLESS ALL WHO SERVIED. and a hearty WELCOME HOME!
Sakalauskas, Julius (Aka )SakBt3Dec 30, 1972 – Apr 1, 1975BTCame aboard as an engiman left as a Bt. Good times during final Westpac tour,. Finished as reserve training vessel in Seattle pier 91. Decommission in 75. The BT crew was solid good group of guys.
Phillips, RobQM 31973 – 1974NavigationPicked up the Chandler at Subic P.I. and left westpac for Long Beach the next day. Transferred homeport to San Diege and then to reserve fleet in Seattle. Crossdecked and decomed the Evans DDE 1023. Next ship JS McCain DDG 36
Drown, Jeff profile iconsn1973 – 19731stServed air plane guard Gulf of Tokin
Seaton, DanSMSAApr 1973 – Oct 1973Visual CommunicationsI was only aboard the Chandler for 7 months before She headed up to Pier 91 in Seattle for reassignment to the US Naval Reserve. I am proud to have been a member of this ships crew. Best DD in West Pac
Seaton, DanSMSAMay 1973 – Oct 1973Transfered off when the Chandler was turned over to the US Naval Reserve, Pier 91 Seattle Washington in the Fall of 1973. She was the best destroyer in the fleet.
Dickinson, Daniel Aka DickeyMS-3Nov 1973 – Apr 1975SupplyCame on just after she was assigned to Seattle. Stayed on through de-commissioning and cross decked to Higbee. Everyone knew me as Dickey. Spent a lot of time with the MM's Had a great time! Thanks for all the good times
Van Ryswyk, Jim HT3Dec 1, 1973 – Dec 1, 1974Engineering
Baher, RandallE-31974 – 1975Bosin's Mate
Rhea, John profile iconSN/BMAug 1974 –Deck

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