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USS Epperson (DD 719) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Epperson (DD 719). 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 60 crew members registered for the USS Epperson (DD 719).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1970 | 1971 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Llewellyn, RussellSNDec 1, 1950 – Aug 18, 1954QM-----SMI lot of good people I served with, can remember Korea and the the H bomb test.
Fischer, ChuckLT(JG)Aug 1951 – Jun 1954EngineeringBoarded ship in Keelung, Formosa - 2 tours in WestPac - Chief Engineer - at Eniwietok for H Bomb series in '54 - have great memories of Epperson and its Engineering Department....
Bolda, EdTM 2Nov 24, 1954 – Jun 30, 1956FOX
Cestone, JoeFT2Apr 1955 – Oct 1957FoxGreat experience. Loved Hawaii.
Orton, John (Orty)TM3Jan 1956 – Aug 1957Gunnery DepartmentI took over the Torpedo Gang as the highest rated Torpedoman (TM3) shortly after our West Pac Cruise on 1956-7. Amazingly, I was also the youngest petty officer on the ship.
Gaffney, CharlesMM3Sep 1957 – Jun 1958Engerning
Naillieux, Kenneth (Frenchy)BMSN1958 – 19611STAloha all old ship mates. Just checking in to see if any one responses. I got married, had one son. Live in Indiana in the summer and Florida in the winter. Would like to here from some shipmates. knailu02@gmail.com
Nelson, DouglasIC2Jan 15, 1958 – Dec 20, 1960RMade a lot of good friends. Loved the WESTPAC tours. Especially the trips to Australia. Recently retired from Verizon. George Lamuth BT2 are you still around?
Atkinson, JamesBM3Aug 7, 1958 – Jul 30, 1963lst
Aziere, RichardSNOct 1958 – Jun 1960SecondIt was an awesome experience, two West PAC cruises. Made lots of great friends.
Harper, Edward profile iconEM2Jun 16, 1960 – Dec 6, 1960R
Hodges, BudMM21961 – 1963Forward Engine RoomLoved Hawaii and the west pac cruise
Langford, Jim profile iconPC31961 –pca school
Patterson, Sam PattersonE5Aug 18, 1961 – Aug 18, 1963COM DES DIV 252PEARL HARBOR, WEST PAC DEC 1962 , SAILED FROM PEARL HARBOR TO MIDWAY, TO OKINAWA TO SASEBO JAPAN. TO HONG KONG THEN THE PHILLIPINES, MANILA, SUBIC BAY,. OPERATED WITH THE USS BENNINGTON. USS MIDWAY. COM DES DIV 252.
Juan D., RomeroBT3Oct 15, 1961 – Apr 15, 1964AFT BOILER ROOMSERVED ON THE EPPE FOR ALMOST THREE YEARS AND LOVED IT. MADE A MAN OF ME. MADE A LOT OF FRIENDS THERRE AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME AY WORK AND ON LIBERTY. LOVED WESPAC.
De La Fuente, LionelRM2Jan 9, 1962 – Dec 4, 1965OC1962 west pac cruise....FRAM...65 west pac cruise. Naval gunfire support, Viet-Nam 1965.... September 1965 collided with carrier while replenishing fuel. reported on board as a SA, and debarked as an RM2.
John, CummingsFT2Nov 20, 1962 – May 15, 19662nd FT's & GM'sProject Mercury Recovery Force, FRAM in Pearl, Hickam Aero Club at Wheeler, Radio KH6SP Subbase pier, WestPac 65-66, USS Hornet collision, Gunline So. Viet Nam, Sipan, Harold Glenn Epperson Memorial, Fiji, Austrailia.
Spoonamore, JohnETR3Jan 1963 – Jul 1965OperationsFram II overhaul for 13 months, inventoried old electronics spares off, new on, fire watches, shore patrol, sea trials, astronaut recovery, ASW, plane guarding, alas no WESTPAC for me. Hawaii is great, been back 3 times
Poston, NormanRDApr 1963 – 1964RDLooking for members of Radar crew .
Coshow, GeorgeLTJGJun 1963 – Nov 1966MPARetired from Navy 1990 with rank of captain. Most of career in engineering and ASW. Commanded USS DOWNES (FF1070). Owe much to Eppy crew, experience and training.
Gruner, RichardGMM31965 – 1966WEAPONSLOOK FOR CREW ROSTER
Vaudt, JohnSTG 11965 – 19663rd
Chastain, JimRD31966 – 1968OIGreat times and many good memories on the Eppie
Wilson, Robertnot sure, worked in cryptoJan 1, 1967 – Jan 1, 1969CryptoI am writing this on behalf of my father Robert "Bob" J. Wilson, who passed away in 2006 at the age of 59. Just wanted to see if I could find anyone who served with him on the USS Shangri- La, I know he went to the Med.
Poczik, VincentFTG2Dec 1967 – Dec 1970WeaponsThe Navy was a great experience maturing me for life to come. I graduated from college attributable to my Eppe experience. I spent the next 40+ years working my way up to Plant Manager of an Automotive Supply Co. Retired
Roberts, Gregory (Greg)FTGSNJan 1, 1968 – Oct 1968WeaponsEnjoyed my time aboard. Particularly the exciting adventure of being “sunk” by NVA gunfire
Volk, Vince3rd class gunnerJan 20, 1968 – Dec 23, 19693rdThe Navy made a man out me! An expierience I will always treasure! Made friendships that will last a lifetime!
Ludwiczak, TomEM2Mar 8, 1968 – Apr 15, 1971EngineeringMany enjoyable memories of my time on the Eppy. Loved Hawaii. Midrats, Switchboard watch, Unreps, Going thru two typhons. Want an adventure. Subic Bay, Sasebo, Yokuska, Hong Kong just a few of the ports of call.
Gibson, JimFtg3Jun 1968 – Aug 19712ndMy time in the navy serving in the pacific was rich in the number of terrific people I lived and served with, also in the number and variety of experiences and adventures that all seem to blur into an extraordinary time.
Ponce, Oswaldo (Ozzie)YN3Dec 1968 – Apr 1971OperationsI would sure like to see some of my old shipmates while I was stationed aboard the "Eppe".
Sims, TruettET31969 –OIMostly enjoyed my two cruises while in the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club. Over the years, have realized what all took place. Am proud to have served. Would like to contact, Joe Hensley, ET3, 1970, if anybody knows anything?
Jostedt, MikeYN21969 – 1970Ship's Officecrew and Westpac outstanding experiences
Rydell, LarryTM31969 – Dec 20, 1970SonarGood command on this ship. Got out of deck force and into topedo gang. Looking for old shipmate Richard Bates. Anyone know anything about him? Think he lived in Florida.
Kendall, MikeYN3Jan 17, 1969 – Aug 16, 1971Ship's OfficeWent on 2 Westpac and made a lot of friends in my 2 1/2 years on board. Work in Bosun Locker for first cruise and was Operations Office Yeoman on second cruise. Was later transferred to Naval Amphibious School-Coronado
Sorrell, RichardSM3Mar 1969 – Dec 1970OCI made 2 westpac's. During those 2 cruises we rode out a typhone, went to Hong Kong twice, were in a floating dry dock in Subic Bay, and did a 42 degree roll when the capt. decided to cross a carrier wake broadside.
McGhee, CharlesIC3Apr 1969 – Mar 1971E-DivI have many fond memories of my time aboard Epperson. Looking forward to reconnecting with sailors I knew, and who knew me, during my time with the 'Peppy Eppe.'
Collins, BrianBM3Apr 13, 1969 – Nov 22, 19721stEpperson was my first and the only ship I served on. Made three West Pac tours and was released from active duty just a few days before Epperson departed on its final West Pac.
Polark, JimEM3Sep 1969 – Oct 1972engineeringHi all. Served on 3 West Pac deployments and many visits to Hong Kong
Tanner, JohnDC3Oct 21, 1969 – Aug 4, 1973Epperson was my first ship, I made 4-West-Pacs on her, I was still in Hawaii, when she came back through after being sold to Pakistan, Hi to everone especially Phil Sullivan DC-3
Tracey, DennisSTG3/sn/3/sn1970 – Mar 19753rd Div
Soderlund, LesIC2Jun 15, 1970 – Oct 15, 1973Engineering

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