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USS Keppler (DD 765) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Keppler (DD 765). 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 76 crew members registered for the USS Keppler (DD 765).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1965 | 1966 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Gottesfeld, Leonard/dutchIC/21947 – 1948Engineering
Robert E. Phillips, BobSOM 3/C/May 1, 1947 – Oct 1, 1951O Plankowner. Went aboard as S2/C. Left as SOM 3/C. Captains P.M. Gaviglio and Lloyd Mustin. Great ship and crew!
Ricks, Lloyd (Rick)SNJun 1952 – Dec 31, 19532nd. Looking for shipmkate Peter N Killeen, last contact in Boston Mass.
Walsh, GeorgeMachinist Mate Third ClassNov 20, 1952 – Jan 19, 1956EHello Navy Buddies.Any info re 2011 reunion would be appreciated. Hope you had a good time at Newport Reunion. Looking for W. Darrell, G.Pettys, Hubert and other buddies.
Aubrey, ArthurBTG3Apr 23, 1954 – Sep 2, 1954E
Hirsch, NormanLTJGSep 1954 – Aug 1956Supplyanyone still alive from that period and remebers Guitmo, Barcelona and Glascow.
Ballantine, FredSNDec 3, 1956 – Sep 30, 1957Deck DivGreat Ship and Great Crew
Kukacka, Dewey DuceB T 3Jul 15, 1957 – Jul 15, 1960B
Gregory, DavidBT3Oct 1957 – Jul 1961BFirst ship out of Boot. Great ship. Two things I remenber the most are fighting the fire on the Hornet at sea and when the USS Cone rammed us at 3 AM.
McCormack, Robert (Bob)SFPFN1959 – 1960Served aboard prior to FRAM conversion. Never forgot my first "Tin Can".Newport was alot different back then, and I still have some great memories!
Knipp, DonaldRD3Feb 1959 – Sep 1959OI
Syren, DonaldEM 3Mar 1959 – Mar 1961"R"I worked for EMC Evans. The ship made a Midshipman cruise to the Mediterranean in 1960. I'd never been out of the Country before that. I had fun and learned how fortunate I was to have been born in the United States!
Wheeler, LesIC3Apr 15, 1959 – Oct 5, 1961RYou only remember the good times
Baker, Larry BakerIC31960 – 1963
Broder, RobertLTJGFeb 1960 – Feb 1963OperationsServed as CIC Officer, Navigator during Cuban Missile Crisis
Kelly, ArthurBT3Feb 1960 – Feb 1962BI remember LTJG Broder and BT3 Gregory very well. I would like to hear from BT2 Tipton.
Pederson, PaulSOG2Feb 1960 – Jun 1962Fox DivisionFrom sonar school in Key West to Newport to catch the Keppler as she departed for the Med. Crossed the Atlantic in raging seas. Go Navy!
Meredith, DavidSOG2Mar 1960 – Apr 1963FoxI have a lot of great memories
Heckard, GlennET2Aug 4, 1960 – Aug 13, 1961Served prior to the FRAM conversion and onboard during the colision with the Johnston during an exercise. Went to Brooklyn Naval Ship Yard and discharged before FRAM completed.
Heckard, GlennETN2Aug 8, 1960 – Aug 12, 1961ETMost memorable experience: On board when USS Johnston collided with us in January 1961..
Taylor, Jerryem2Sep 25, 1960 – Jul 7, 1963RWent aboard the Keppler as an EMFN. Left as EM2. I remember the collision night when I was on watch in the forward engine room. Many fond memories of the ship and shipmates. I have info on my friends.
Gore, Eddie H.DDE 765Oct 25, 1960 – Sep 15, 1962I WAS ASSIGNED TO MN. CONT.WENT ABOARD AS AN FA. AND LEFT AS A MM3 .I ENJOYED MY TOUR OF DUTY ON THE KEPPLER.
Kieltyka, RichardRM21961 – 1964looking to find Ron Pierce
Nichols, FredLTJGMay 1961 – Dec 1963OC, Operations
Diaz, Manuel3RD CSMJun 1961 – Feb 10, 1964
Rittinger, RonBT2Jun 16, 1961 – Jan 28, 1965boot camp,boilerman a school,uss keppler in broklyn ship yard for sonor.Was on cuba blockade
McLaughlin, JosephSEAMANJul 8, 1961 – Jul 20, 1963first
Heisel, Robert (Bob) M.BT (3)Sep 1961 – Aug 1963Atlantic FleetEnjoyed my 2 years active service aboard the "K". Met a great bunch of guys...saw a lot of places I would never have seen on my own. Great memories.
Sellers, JesseBTCMFeb 5, 1962 – Aug 21, 1964Supply
Fourez, JerryEN2Oct 1962 – Jun 1964remember good times with friends G Best ,E Bain, and Cregmiles. Cuban Missile crisis.
O'Geary, DanRDSNJun 1963 – 1964OII really enjoyed being a member of this crew
Santos, Ken ( Flash )SM3Sep 1, 1963 – Aug 13, 1965Operations
Dewitt, RichardGMG21965 – 1969FoxWas aboard when ship went through the Panama and Suez Canals and to Nam. Was also aboard when ship was hit off the coast of Vietnam. Great ship! Left ship to go aboard USS Oriskany CVA-34. Retired from Navy 1975.
Adams, Francisseaman1965 – 19691 stEnjoyed my time on keppler, am now retired.
Self, Patrick "Pat" profile iconBM3Jan 1965 – Oct 1966FirstWorked for Bm2 William "Skip" Beltz and Bm1 Herman Locke, Both good sailors. Left when I made 3RD, SAME DAY THE "K" got orders to Nam. I was on a mike boat in Nam when the Keppler got hit. Remember Hugo in 65
Robinson, KenEM 3Mar 10, 1965 – Aug 5, 1967R DivisionProudly served on board with my older brother Edd ET1 until we sailed for the South China Seas. Sailed around the world with some great men, contact me if you wish.
Dublanyk, TedBM3Jun 1965 – Jun 19671ST Division
O'Reilly, RonLTJG./ SUPPLY OFFICERJul 1965 – Jun 1967SUPPLYTHE KEPPLER SERVED US WELL FROM THE TRIPS UP AND DOWN THE EAST COAST; GITMO AND OUR TOUR AROUND THE WORLD IN SEVEN MONTHS. WHO CAN FORGET THE NIGHT WE PICKED UP THE DOWNED AIR FORCE PILOT AND THEN OUR OWN CAUALTIES OFF THE COAST OF NORTH VIETNAM.
Cullen, WilliamcssaDec 1965 – Jun 1, 1968supply
Wheatley, William (Wheats)BM3Dec 23, 1965 – Nov 1, 1968firstThe Mighty K Nam66-67 North Atlantic 68great ship great crew many fond memories.

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