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USS Richard E. Kraus (DD 849) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Richard E. Kraus (DD 849). 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 100 crew members registered for the USS Richard E. Kraus (DD 849).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1966 | 1967 – 1973 | 1974 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Podolski, Leon (Ski)RD11967 – 1969Weapons then OperationsDASH tech then CIC watch officer
Foltz, LorenEN31967 – 1969
Spingler, RayGMT2Jul 1967 – Jul 1972AS
Waters, Charlie profile iconETR2Mar 9, 1968 – Mar 30, 1968ET ShopFirst ship after DASH School. No DASH, so was assigned to ET Shop. Temp.Xferd to Stickell. DD-888 Promoted to ETR2 Emerg. LV to attend my dad's funneral. Upon return, was xferd to J.K. Taussig DE-1030
Waters, Charlie profile iconETR2Apr 23, 1968 – Jun 4, 1968ET ShopReturned from TAD on USS Stickell DD-888, Promoted to ETR2, took Emerg. LV to attend my Dad's funeral. Upon return was transferred to J.K. Taussig DE-1030 4 June '68
Miles, PeterBM3Jul 1968 – Jun 1970deckInfo on Red Sea cruise, Tsavo photo safari in Kenya, Port Canaveral submarine missle launch tests 1970
Crabbe, LarryPN3Jul 10, 1968 – Apr 1, 1970AdminLooking for 68-70 in Admin
Knorr, GeraldSTG1Sep 1968 – Jul 1971SonarHave great friends that attend our reunions still.
England, TimTM-2Sep 1, 1968 – Sep 1, 19691st divisionGood ship, Good shipmates, Good memories
Kelley, David (Seaman Skate)DM3May 1970 – Apr 1971DeckI was the sax player that helped form "The Ship's Band" in 1970. While on the NATO tour, I took the third class Illustrator Draftsman and also the second class test both on the same day on the Kraus. I passed both.
Poirier, MauriceFNMay 25, 1970 – Jun 18, 1971BWas on The NATO Cruise 1970
Clark, WilliamBT1Jul 12, 1970 – May 20, 1973In charge Fwd Fireroom,reported aboeard from Great Lakes Ill. Recruit Training Command as a Company Commander.
May, PaulRM2Oct 1, 1970 – Nov 3, 1973Operations1970 North Atlantic(NATO), 1971 Red Sea, 1972 West Pac.
Hutson, Donald profile iconSKSNNov 1970 – Aug 19741st & SupplyEnjoyed my time in 1st division and Supply as member of the Kraus Crew.
Bell, CecilBM 31971 – 19751stI enjoyed my West Pac and Med Cruises on the old DD 849.
Eades, GaryBT31971 – 1972B divisionlooking for anyone who can give me the exact dates we pulled into da nang habor to refuel pierside. if you can help, would appreciate it. thanks.
Reichardt, PaulBT31971 – 1974Forward fireroomLots of great memories. Remember a bunch of names on here. Just looking for any info anyone has also on Westpac Vietnam 72-73. I know we were in port to refuel, but don't know dates
Poore, Edwardmm3Jun 18, 1971 – Jun 18, 1975MLooking for old shipmates.
Peck, JerryMM2Jul 1971 – Oct 1973MBravo 4 Top Watch. Red Sea cruise 71-72. Westpac/Vietnam 72-73
Simon, BobEM3Jul 1971 – Jul 1973R71-72 Red Sea cruise and 72-73 Vietnam cruise. For reunion information please contact me and hopefully subscribe to Tin Can Sailors. Great ship, great shipmates, great memories!
Davis, KimmeyETNAug 1, 1971 – Apr 2, 1973ET Shop
MacDougall, RobertETR-2Sep 1971 – Oct 13, 1973OPSI re-connected with ETCM Calhoun. I'm looking for buddies Joe DiProspero and Tom Webb. Hazely deceased. The Kraus reunions are great!
Burke, MichaelEMSep 1971 – Nov 1972ElectricianRemember Red Sea cruise, Karachi, Pakistan/moved embassy families to Bahrain...chased Russian satellite ship in the Indian ocean and going to port in Madagascar with near empty fuel tanks
Flanders, EmoryYN3Nov 1, 1971 – Nov 1, 1973Ships Office & Weapons DeptI boarded the Kraus in Dec 1971 in Bahrain Saudi Arabia after being flown to join the ship. Initiated as Shellback on the return trip home. Westpac cruise in Oct 1972 via Panama Canal, Pearl Harbor & Midway Island.
Grubb, DavidBT 31972 – 1973Boiler Room #3
Charbonnet, EarlOS11972 – 1973OperationsMy dad was on during the Westpac cruise/mission. He took 8mm video of much of his time on this ship. Dad passed away in 2010, but I recently converted these videos to digital. Could use help preserving these memories.
Vail, Robert. BobHt fnFeb 1972 – Dec 1973Engineerimg
Thomas, William /bill/docHM2Mar 1972 – 1973Medical
Zabala, Noel CMM3Mar 5, 1972 – Dec 5, 1975MachinistWould like to contact some of my shipmates .
Dawidziuk, JoeMM2Mar 10, 1972 – Apr 12, 1975MMAIN CONTROL - BRAVO2 WEST PAC 72 - 73 MED 74
Gill, DannyMM2Apr 1972 – Jan 1975MWest PAC in '72 was a real trip. Linebacker duty was a little hairy. Med in '74 was good except for the confrontation on the tour boat in Spain.
Barnes, Steveem3Apr 1, 1972 – Aug 1, 1973edoes any one remember is we tied up to any pier in the combat zone in 1972 or 1973?...... does anyone have a copy of the log during the 72-73 Westpac tour? The ships log said December 23 1973.... moored in Danang Harbor
Pauliks, TomBT3Jun 1972 – Dec 1975B divisionHI all just checking in. Hope all are doing well you earned it. Good to see engineering is well represented here. I remember many names and crazy times. Take care all.
Newton, JamesPN1Jun 1, 1972 – Jun 1, 1975X division
Murphy, RobinEN3Jun 20, 1972 – Mar 15, 1976A DIVISON
Young, Randymm2Aug 1972 – Sep 1975mmain control west pact 72-73 med cruise74
Kurth, Robert profile iconLTAug 1, 1972 – Aug 1, 1974Operations OfficerMost interesting experience on Line Backer Ops off North Vietnam
Garrett, TimQM3Sep 2, 1972 – Dec 14, 1975OPSI was a QM on KRAUS from 72-75, made the WESPAC & MED aboard. I was the Sea & Anchor & Unrep helmsman. Great memories. I have a lot of Photos from the 2 cruises.
Pettit, TomDP3Nov 10, 1972 – May 27, 19741st divisionWas on the Westpac cruise and a cruise around Cuba chasing a Russian ship that picked up a sub at the sub base there. Had a fun time.
Campbell, DavidGMGSA1973 – Oct 1, 19752ndThink about old friends all the time and miss them, the Med cruise was an awesome adventure, and the hurricane we went through on another cruise was an extremely scary event! Some really good times!
Napier, TomMM31973 – 1976EngineeringDid that really happen? Ha. Love to hear from my old partners in crime. Cool pop at the mariner, and a 25¢ chili dog.
Vandersypen, CharlesHT3Jan 1973 – Jan 1976Engineering
Bianco, JosephETN2Mar 1973 – Jun 1976OE
Looney, JoeQM2Mar 1973 – Jul 1, 1976NXthinking about you guys often
Ohearn, Henry HawkBT3Mar 8, 1973 – Jul 1, 1976EnigeeringALOT of good times
Roark, EverettBT3Mar 21, 1973 – May 19, 1976engineeringlike to say hello to my old snipe buddies. Did my time in bravo 3 hell hole.Upper level checkman still have nightmares WHERE'S THE WATER LEVEL?????
Cooper, WilliamLTJul 1973 – Jul 1976Operations Officer
Hinchliff, TimQM3Dec 29, 1973 – 1976OperationsI remember when we rammed the oiler in 1974. Same year the Captain had to hire a garbage scow to get us back to the ship when in St. Thomas. De-commissioning was a sad yet beautiful affair.

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