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USS Sarsfield (DD 837) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Sarsfield (DD 837). 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 73 crew members registered for the USS Sarsfield (DD 837).

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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Rhodes, Michael P RhodesSN1971 – 1972First and later S2Was transfered to Sarsfield days before she departed for the Gulf of Tonkin in 1971 transt via Panama, liberty in PI and Hong Kong, received my shellback onboard, combat action during cruise, spent a lot of time in the forward gun mount.
Brown, JohnBM1Jun 29, 1971 – Aug 7, 19721st divCame aboard in time to go to Viet Nam.Medavaced on 7 aug '72 in the Phillipines. On board with BM1 Rainwater. Wish I could remember all the great shipmate 1st class gunner?
Dewitt, DavidEW1Oct 1, 1971 – Sep 10, 1976OIGood ship. Good crew. Saw lots of the world on her. Made several cruises ; Med., North Atlantic, WestPac, Caribbean, Had some interesting times: a couple Mid-East wars, Viet Nam cruise, Black Sea cruise.
Abel, JimMMFNNov 1, 1971 – 1972engine roomslept at bottom of ladder aft. worked forward engine room,with chief brazie,dick green, hobbs, pappy,kim,joe the electrition. was water king for a while. We joked about the pictures taped to the water tank taken on leav
Smith, RobertGMG21972 – 1975Gulf
Huffstetler, JohnE3May 1972 – Jun 1973vietnamHello, I am trying to communicate with past shipmates who were on Sarsfield during the Vietnam conflict. I am trying to determine if our nighttime raids were in brown water off the gunline of Vietnam.
Freier, RayMRMay 1972 – May 1974Rmissed ship in mayport by 2 days,pick up ship off coast of nam , good liberty stops and good guys in R div
Heinrich, Paul RayPOSTAL CLERK 3RD CLASSAug 12, 1972 – Sep 20, 1973I WORKED WITH THE YNs and PNsi made the west pac cruise in 1972 and the med cruise in 1973 but left before the ship was involved in the 6 day war. i returned home to galveston, tx and worked for u s postal service until retirement in 2005
Belle, LarryGMGSNOct 13, 1972 – Jun 28, 1975Gunners MateI came aboard the Sarsfield in San Diego when she pulled into port after returning from Viet Nam. We went thur the Panama Canal before returning to Mayport. Went to the Med and the North Atlantic on her and became a Blue Nose.
Malpass, Thomase-21973 – 1975m division
Bamford, CliffE-4 / BTApr 30, 1973 – May 15, 1976B-DIVISIONenjoyed cruising all over the MED., THE BALTIC SEA, THE BLACK SEA and the ARTIC CIRCLE.
Lawson, MarkSK2Sep 1973 – Dec 19, 1976SupplyWould like to hear from anyone who remembers me it was the only ship i was on.have a lot of fond memories
Kapeghian, JohnGMT1Oct 1973 – May 1974ASjust came from 1st shore duty in orange, tx. to an old tincan. pretty good crew. kirkpatrick & ollie bush good friends. need to hear from u two please. pattie & i still think about you all. retired 6/85 from RSG NWAT. yosailor@clearwire.net
Essex, AllenGMG2Apr 1974 – Feb 1976GolfCharles W. Jarvis - then FTG1, Fred "Fritz" Curry- then GMG3
Burr, Frederic (Fred)LTMay 1974 – Jun 1976X DivisionAfter leaving the Navy, I went to Albany Law School of Union University and was admitted to the NY Bar in 1980, the PA Bar in 1985 and the KY Bar in 2011. Retired from the Navy Reserves in 1987 in grade of CDR.
Farmer, Mike FarmerOS/2Aug 1974 – May 1977operationsJust looking to contact former OS's who served on the Sarsfield in the mid-1970's
Shagena, CharlesMS3Aug 1974 – Dec 1977supply1 north Atlantic and 2 meds. Still keep in touch with a couple of former shipmates. Hoping this site will help to find more.
Tornow, Jr., PaulSTG 3Dec 1974 – Mar 1976WeaponsMy first Med Cruz with a Great Sonar Gang!
Burns, Bob HM31975 – 1976MedicalI had a great time while assigned to the Sarsfield. I would like to locate my buddy Andre from Houston?
Adam, JoelETSN/BMSNMar 1975 – Oct 19, 19771stMade 2 Med cruises while on board. Enjoyed all ports of call. Naples being least favorite. Transfered to west coast boat , made a Westpac cruise and got the GREAT pleasure of crossing the Equator.
Lawonn, PaulPN3Jun 1975 – Apr 1977X Division (Ship's Office)Haze gray and underway! Having fun in the Med.
Footit, GerryHT3Feb 7, 1976 – Dec 6, 1977Repair
Duncan, Andrew / E_tiE5/ET2Mar 1, 1976 – Jun 1, 1977electronicsWeapons load then gun practice, Charleston ship yard work, 4th of July 1976 in Georgia, Last Med deployment with Naples Palma Kalamata (orphanage) Sicily flood help, Rosevelt V Kennedy war games. Russian anchorage
Hebert, MichaelMM3Apr 1976 – Nov 1976Engine Room #2I reported aboard as TDY in Mayport, Fl. prior to going on the Nuclear Power School in Orl. Fl. I learned more in ER2 about operating under MacPheeters(MM1), Reader(MM2) etal, than the "Nukes" could teach me.
Strong, Harold (Hal) profile iconmm3Apr 1976 – Oct 1976main controlmade a few short cruises, spent July 4th in Brunswick, GA
Demello, DennisE3Aug 5, 1976 – Jul 9, 1980MM
Raines, ThomasGMTSNOct 1976 –FOXMy first Navy ship, caught her in Naples. Made the last voyage and returned to beautiful sunshinny Mayport, FL where it still rains every afternoon in July for about 45 minutes to decom. Shipmates stay in touch!
Edmondson, MikeMMDec 1976 –Machinest MateWas on board when we decommisioned her and delivered her to the Tiwian Navy.
Day, Reid (Speedy)STG31977 – 1978AS

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