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USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (DD 850) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (DD 850). 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 53 crew members registered for the USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (DD 850).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Taylor, George H.MMCM1968 – 1970M
Smith, RonYN2Oct 20, 1968 – Feb 19, 1971OPSLooking for a JPK crew member who remembers sinking a decommissioned hull at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico in 1969. Looking for documentation in order to supplement a VA disability claim (website would be great. Thanks.)
Cox, RonMM21969 – Jan 4, 1971MSure would like to contact David Mercer and Ronald Bruceand others that served in Bravo 4 during this time.
Sloat, BryanMM21969 – 1971MReported aboard Kennedy from the USS Boston & River Boats Vietnam in late 1969. Was after engine room top watch during Med cruise and was on watch when the Nitro hit us. I injured my back during that time. Need VA now.
Kenney, MikeCS3Sep 22, 1969 – Mar 2, 1973
Bruce, HelmboldtRD3Nov 1969 – Dec 1971OIC
Grano, ThomasCOMMISSARYMAN 3RD CLASSDec 9, 1970 – Nov 20, 1972SupplySo of the best times of my youth. But way too many days hanging over the railing in rough seas.
Eley, JamesBM3Jan 1971 – Jul 19721st DivisionLeft left Danang, Vietnam in late 1970 and reported aboard the Kennedy early 1971 made a great 1971 cruise and by the next cruise got over to Augusta Bay, Sicily then sent home for separation. My 4 years mostly overseas
Ballard, RonE-2Jun 2, 1971 – Jul 2, 1973Machinest MateWorked in foward engine room. Main Control. Was part of the De- Comissioning cermony on July 2 1973. was a USNR from Binghamton NY. Was onboard during the ships last trip to the Med.
Curry, ClintHT2Apr 1, 1972 – Dec 10, 1972EngineeringMember of the crew during DD850's final deployment
Vasquez, Ronald WBT3Sep 2, 1972 – Jul 1, 1973BWas aboard for the last MED Cruise. Hi Lenny, Tom and Hank
Di Palma, NickOS3Dec 1972 – Mar 1973OI"JUMPIN JOEY Ps" LAST MED CRUISE WAS A GOOD ONE. SAILED AROUND THE MED BY OURSELVES. HAD SWIM CALL WITH THE RUSSIANS AT SEA OFF OF ALGERIA. REMEMBER COMING HOME FROM THE MED AND HITTING A NOREASTER. 4 DAYS FROM BERMUDA TO RHODE ISLAND.
Barrett, RickSNDec 14, 1972 – Jan 14, 1973DeckShip was being decommissioned and I was transferred to the USS Dewey, DLG 14. Retired from the USNR in 2004 as an SKCS(SCW).

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