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USS Gurke (DD 783) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Gurke (DD 783). 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 49 crew members registered for the USS Gurke (DD 783).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1973 | 1974 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Harris, Howard K TuffyS1 C SIGNAL STRICKERMar 1945 – Nov 1945
Arbogast, ArthurRM2Jan 1947 – May 1951communication
Bounds, Bert M3rd Class Petty Officer !Feb 27, 1953 – Oct 12, 1957NavyI first want to say Thank You Dad for sacrificing your Life for our Freedom .. You are our HERO :) R.I.P Mr. Bert M Bounds ! We All Love And Miss You " INFINITY " Your Baby Girl Kimmy! 3-2-36-7-18-12
Lively, James (Jim)MM31956 – 1957E
Weener, DelwynSEAMAN 21956 – Aug 1957
Baldwin, BrooksLTJGDec 12, 1956 – Sep 1958Gunnery
Toland, EugeneMR31957 – 1961engineer
Brown, RichardFT2Oct 1, 1957 – Aug 20, 1960FOXWould like to locate Donald Taylor and Earl Durham
Larkins, LarryTM2Oct 10, 1959 – Nov 25, 1962fox
Reusser, SamFTG3Dec 4, 1959 – Aug 31, 19632nd/F/G
Reis, JamesRM3Jan 15, 1961 – May 15, 1963CRStayed in the Navy until 1989 when I retired as RMCM(SW)
Wachter, PeterYN31963 – 1965Had some great times while serving on board. Especially enjoyed the ball games and the different sights. Would love to hear from anyone who server during this time. Would especially like to hear from Lcdr Billanger who was the xo.
Chester, BrianSH31964 – Nov 1966SupplyHope to make the reunion in Boston. Missed the Colorado Springs reunion last year. I did not know about the reunions. I have lived in Colorado for 43 years and live about 90 miles from Colorado Springs. Miss my shipmates
Michaelson, ThomasTM 3Aug 24, 1964 – Aug 22, 1966WVI have been to a few of the Reunions, the last one in Arizona. I would like to keep in touch with my shipmates.
John, LuskMM2Jun 1965 – Dec 1965M DivAlthough I was only onboard for a few months, I was never around a tighter group of sailors than these in M Div. One of my best tours of duty.
Froelich, Louis / FrogMM-3Aug 25, 1965 – Aug 24, 1969M DivisonHad a lot of good friends on the ship we had a lot of good times and some loney but over all It was a hell of a lot of fun seen a lot of places drank a lot of Beer
Agan, JerryBT-3Apr 1966 – Sep 1966Engmy name is Jerry M Agan retired 1990 BT-C email ja1tn1@charter.net
Maney, Rodney ManeyRM31967 –CR
Smith, CraigATN 2Nov 22, 1967 – May 26, 1968Weapons (Dash)Check out Uss Gurke web site, next reunion is scheduled for Washington D.C.
Frank, StanleyGMT2Nov 1968 – 1972ASW
Romero, TomStg-3Jul 6, 1969 – Jul 6, 1973Weapons Asroc
Fuchs, Richard profile iconST1Oct 25, 1969 – Jan 5, 1974WA DIVISIONI JUST WANT TO KNOW HOW MANY OF US ARE STILL AROUND.
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Fuchs, Richard profile iconST1Oct 31, 1969 – Jan 5, 1974WA DIVISIONWHEN I LEFT THE GURKE NO ONE HAD BEEN ON THE SHIP AS LONG AS ME. I KNEW EVERY HIDING PLACE AND CARD GAME THERE WAS ON THE SHIP.
Dowd, BobbyRM2Dec 20, 1969 – May 15, 1971OCI would like to hear from shipmates that went on the 1970 Westpac
Gouker, MichaelOS-3Aug 1970 – Nov 14, 1973OE
Beslow, WilliamYn3Jul 1, 1971 – Jan 5, 1973OpsHad a hard time keeping yn1 out of trouble
Turner, JohnAug 1971 – Feb 1973
Brodell, SteveOS3Aug 1971 – Jul 1973OIThose were the days. Sure would like to find more of the old gang.
Bruderer, CharlesOS3Aug 1, 1971 – Aug 20, 1976OII found Mike G. where is the rest of the Radar Crew?
Flaharty, Steve FlintstoneMM3Nov 24, 1971 – Nov 1, 1972M
Emerson, DavidLCDR1972 – 1974Executive Officer
Cruz, JuanHTJan 1972 – Mar 1973Hull Tech
Gordon, JimLTJGJan 1972 – Dec 1973SupplyI can picture just about everyone on this list who was aboard 1972-73, because I paid everyone in cash every 2 weeks.
Broadhurst, Edwin profile iconLTJan 21, 1972 – Oct 29, 1972CIC Division OfficerShort tour, but a great bunch of guys. In San Diego now and am a Docent on USS Midway. If you are coming this way, contact me and I will let you know my watch schedule on Midway
Kilday, KieranIC-3Jun 4, 1972 – May 12, 1974R
Stauner, DougCSAug 1972 – Jul 1, 1975Supplyweb site for the USS Gurke http://ussgurke.org next reunion â—¦May 9-13, 2016 Boston, Ma.
Markevicz, JohnENSSep 1, 1972 – Nov 30, 1973WeaponsElectrical Officer/ASW Officer (played on ship's BB Team!)
Rebling, BillOS 31973 – 1975OSI met some of the greatest guys and great memories. The motorcycle crew I rode with got me started and I still ride today
Cheney, Richardbt/fn1973 – 1974engineering
Perry, David (Cody)ht2Mar 19, 1973 – Mar 15, 1976repairThe best of the best ship and crew!
Taasaas, DougSK3Jun 1973 – Jul 1975S-1Great Ship
Bennett, Michael (Mike)QM2Aug 1973 – Oct 1975ONI
Beaudine, Joseph (Bigboomer)YN1Sep 10, 1973 – Jan 30, 1976OperationsI was the only sailor on the USS Gurke from North Dakota (Fargo) I was the leading yeoman I brought a baby rabbit onboard in Yokosuka and brought it all the way to Subic Bay Philippines love you all Bigboomer
Hampton, Davide4Oct 1973 – Apr 1976messi was a cook on the gurke from 1973 to 1976 i stayed with the bt and mm most of the time
Gaida, PhillipOS3Oct 1973 – Oct 1975OIFirst ship. It was a winner. I would love to hear from those that were onboard when I was.
McAuliffe, KevinMM3Oct 1, 1973 – Nov 11, 1975M Division

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