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USS Leonard F. Mason (DD 852) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Leonard F. Mason (DD 852). 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 90 crew members registered for the USS Leonard F. Mason (DD 852).

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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Maioli, Tom. EM 3Jan 1, 1966 – 1967ROn board for the last months of the West PAC cruise including Gemini 8 recovery. Eventually transferred to submarines at Groton Ct. Would like to hear from my old electrician and mm buddies.
Downey, DennisSH3Jan 10, 1966 – Jun 30, 1968SUPPLY / BARBER SHOP
Westrich, TimETN-3Apr 25, 1966 – Mar 7, 1967OEDeveloped crack in main deck on the wild ride back to Long Beach. Missed splash down.
Breau, ErnestSN1May 1966 – Sep 1968!st Division Leading SeamanI was in charge of the Bosuns Locker and a Powderman inMount 52. I am trying to find Garry Gruber and Dave Jenett and Ralph Grecco and any other shipmates from this time period. Remember operation Sea Dragon ?
Gray, CharlesETR3Nov 1966 – Jul 1967OI-OCsome good memories for such short time aboard
Ashton, RichardSTG2Jan 1967 – Nov 1969wareturned to civilian life but stayed in reserves 1978 returned to active duty Lt dental corps . retired 1992 as cdr
Yohn, RonSK-3Jan 1967 – Mar 1967SupplyMy duty was short. We left Long Beach in Jan. 1967 and sailed up to Mare Island for dry dock, repairs, etc. I was in charge of the SOAP team taking all inventory off ship to a nearby warehouse for inventory. Then I got new orders to report
Follis, FoleyMM2Feb 1967 – Feb 1970M
Parmeter, GeorgeEM1Mar 8, 1967 – Dec 20, 1967R
Morrison, ThomasBT3Jun 10, 1967 – Oct 31, 1969B forward fireroom
Summers, WillRDSNJun 20, 1967 – Jun 20, 1968Operations (CIC)This was the first Navy ship I ever laid eyes on and what a remarkable experience it was for a 20 year old. I can't forget the firing of the forward mount and the rattling of the empties on the deck overhead, and the smells fromthe messdec
Wright, Lloyd (Jr)BT2Aug 1967 – Aug 1970BGreat times. Like to hear from shipmates. Looking for Len Sharp, Bill Link, and Jerry Thompson.
White, Robert (Bob)ET3Nov 16, 1967 – May 10, 1969USNR Active DutyDates entered were dates I was assigned to the Mason.
Nazuruk, ClarenceMM1968 – 1972
Nazuruk, ClarenceMMFeb 28, 1968 – Mar 31, 1972Mcanazuruk@gmail.com
Chadwell, Robertftg=2Mar 15, 1968 – May 15, 1969wg
Jones, ButchRM3Jun 1968 – Dec 1970OCSpent 24 months home ported out of Yokosuka Japan
Young, TheodoreE3Jan 1969 – Sep 1970
Cox, James V.BT 3Apr 1969 – Oct 10, 1972B
Coleman, JamesBM3Nov 1969 – May 19711st Divison
Strain, JonBT-21970 – 1972B
Schartz, DennisBTFNJun 16, 1970 – Jun 6, 1974B- DIVISIONPICTURE PAINTED ON BACK OF HANGER DECK OF GRANNY FROM PLAYBOY MAG. " SHE MAY BE OLD, BUT SHE STILL PUTS OUT " BT`S & THE MM`S SURE MADE THE OLD GIRL MOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Drasko, JoeQMCSep 1970 – Sep 1975NAVIGATION
Kraner, GaryQM3Sep 6, 1970 – Sep 17, 1974NXI'm looking for cruise book for the 71 westpac
Tyson, KeithETN31971 – 1973CommunicationsRemember both Shellback initiations? Going South was realitively sane. The one going North we had brought aboard a Seal Team that was to say the least less sane. Pinochle in the Radar Room. Penny a point, quarter a set,
Adams, Daniel (Dan)E-5Mar 1, 1971 – May 1, 1973QM5Joe Drasko, Gary Kramer, Mitch Peterson and Kalata, please contact me and get my phone number.
Smith, KirkRM2Apr 1971 – Oct 1974Radio
Gould, MorrisBT3Jul 15, 1971 – Sep 1, 1973BHottest ,dirtiest,job in the Navy.Worked hard and played harder
Weems, DennisBTOct 1, 1971 – Sep 27, 1972B
Muller, RogerGMT3Nov 2, 1971 – Nov 26, 1974WA or #rd Div
Chapman, SignalmanSM31972 – 1974communicationsLiving in New Zealand since 2001
Kalata, TomQM3Mar 17, 1972 – Mar 23, 1973QUARTERMASTER27 YEARS AGO --SUBIC BAY
Foster, Edward L.PO3Apr 1972 – Dec 1973X
Chapman, WilliamEN3May 1972 – Aug 1975R-Div. A-gang
Doss, BruceETN2Jul 17, 1972 – Nov 19, 1975OEThe first Naval Ship that I was assigned to. Lots of memories on these sites
Szabo, SteveHTFNSep 15, 1972 – Sep 15, 1975Engineering and Boats and DocksMy first duty station was at NAS North Island where I worked at the Boats and Docks Division. After a year there I was transferred to the USS Leonard F. Mason. After making 2 WestPac cruises aboard her from 73-75 I was Honorably Discharged
Corr, HarryBTCOct 1972 – Nov 1976BBest regards to all the hard working engineers!. One of you even became a beauty queen. Was a good tour for me, made Chief and became a Shellback.
Fuller, DanielSDSANov 1972 – 1974The White Steward
Rehm, BillDec 1972 – Mar 1974Deck, and supplyWas deck "ape" under Chief John "proud to be here" Love. Later in supply div. as a cook. Worked with CS1 Pat Hill and "Fruit Fly" K. Powell
Mullennix, Pat MoeQM31973 – 1976QMTrying to find old buddies
Buettner, RobRM3Feb 2, 1973 – Nov 2, 1976OCMember decommissioning crew
Charlton, WilliamETN31974 – Nov 1976Operations/ElectronicsServed w/ Jennings Johnson (my father-in-law!), Adam Lorenc, Vic Murata, Vince Mancuso, Wayne Stephenson, "Scottie", others. Did last WestPac. Decommissioned the boat at Port of Seattle. (I miss Ivars) RIP Doc!
Smith, Bruce profile iconSTG2Feb 1974 – Sep 19763rdInteresting experience to say the least... but a great crew.
Hardy, BobBTFNSep 1974 – Nov 2, 1976
Vasich, Michael ( Cactus )BT 3 Forward fire roomDec 20, 1974 – 1976B DivisionGreat memories espeicially in Seattle getting de-commisioned.
Jones, RoyaleETR2Apr 1975 – Nov 1976Ops
Kuykendall, MelvinEW 1Jun 30, 1975 – Nov 1, 1976OPERATIONS
Tribelhorn, RonaldLT.Aug 1975 – Nov 1976Last Engineering Officer, last Westpac & decommissioned her in Seattle
Wilson, WilYNSNAug 1975 – Nov 1976BMI came on board the Leaky Leonard in Guam and decommissioned the ship in Seattle, Washington. I later went on to serve 3 more years on the USS Point Defiance.

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