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USS Fechteler (DD 870) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Fechteler (DD 870). 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 71 crew members registered for the USS Fechteler (DD 870).

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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Cooper, WilliamAS1946 – 1947Navyinjured in island recieved purple heart but commander never turned in paper work.
Howell, Edward / EdET-31948 – 1950E CAPT-J.A.HEATH, SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN HONG KONG, WAS ASSIGNED CHINA STATION,CALL LETERS WERE SOAP BOX
Jackson, K. C. CaseyRM2Feb 13, 1949 – Jun 24, 1952OperationsWould like to get in touch with some of the old O Div. RM, RD, Signalmen.
Kellum, EdET21950 – 195333
Hewes, Thomas (Tom)ET3Jun 1, 1950 – Mar 1, 1953R then Operations
Shaw, Marvin Oliver, Jr.?1951 – 1953?Submitted by his brother, Jerry Lee Shaw, Sr. Please contact at: jlshaw@mindspring.com
Wirtz, JohnUnknown1951 – 1953UnknownLooking for information about my father Johnny Wirtz
Petty, TravisPO2Mar 1951 – 1952Quartermaster
Gladish, Wendell "Hap"LtjgJul 1951 –DeckJane Powell came aboard in San Diego while they were filming "Three Sailors and a girl" across the pier from us. Exec. signed the orders of the day "Larry, I met Jane Powell, Biada" the next day.
Klein, John WQMS21953 –This is on behalf of my father-in-law. We are looking for crew members who served with him onboard the Fechteler during the Korean War.
Hendricks, JackSEAMAN1953 – 19562ndRetired BMC.Retired BOSN Arco Marine.
Casey, RobertET3Jul 1953 – Dec 1954ETI live in West Hills, CA. Retired, maried, one daughter and one grandson. The only crew member on the list was Greg Goodson, Radar man I remember him as being from Arizona and wanting to join the Arizona Highway Patrol
Goodson, GregRD3Aug 24, 1953 – Jan 31, 1955OPart of first assigned ship's company in preparation for re-commissioning of the converted DDR870. Departed San Diego 10 May 1954 for Japan, Korea, Philippines, etc., returning to Newport, RI 27 Oct 1964.
Tewes, LarryRD3Oct 15, 1953 – Feb 21, 1955RadarAssigned in Long Beach out of Radar school. Did recommission in San Diego then Korea in 54 and on to Boston/Newport. Discharged 1955.
Bender, Martin (Mike)MMC1955 – 1957I submit this on behalf of my father, MMC Marting Bender, US Navy Retired. The USS Fechteler was his last ship and according to dad she was the most "squared away ship" in the Navy. To my father and his shipmates I dedicate this entry.
Ashley, Huey2nd Class Petty OfficerJan 1955 – Feb 1957EngineeringI'm living in Saint Martinville, Louisiana. Would like to hear from some of my Navy buddies. Petty office 1st Class Howell 1st Class Petty Officer Railton Tommy 2nd Petty Officer I served with a guy from Paducca KY ?
Bigford, JackRD2May 7, 1955 – Oct 20, 1958OperationsCame aboard after Radar school. Made 1 trip to Europe (midshipman cruise). Went to west coast LOng Beach Ca. via the panama canal. Made two cruises to far east 1996 1998. spent two Formosa Patrol trips.
Jackson, Kenneth R. / KenSeaman1957 – 1958OEI started my sea duty on the USS Fechteler and was assigned to OE Division as a seaman striker, I had never been to A school, and was not a designated striker, but started the basics here and learned a lot.
Maroney, DonaldSM2May 28, 1957 – Mar 1963OC DIVWas on the Fechteler for 5 years. The to the USS Maddox DD731 I went from SN to SM2.
Wright, CharlesRM31958 – 1960Looking for shipmates for my Dad
York, AlSonarmanAug 1958 – Jan 1961unknownSadly Al passed away May 17, 2009, just 52 days short of his 50 wedding anniversary to his wife Ruth. He had 6 children, 9 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren. He was 69 yrs. old & a retired policeman.
Tompkins, LeonFTG-21959 – 1963FOXIam proud to have served.
Gallob, ThomasFT 2ND CLASSSep 1959 – Sep 1961Fox ? (Sonar & Fire Control)
Rohaus, MelRM31960 – 1961OPERATIONS
Schaeffer, AllenSeaman1960 – 1961electronics commLooking for anyone to speak with who serve during years 1960 - 1961
Williams, Billy DonCMSN1960 – 1962commissarywould like to find Ed Taylor, Lenny Rodriquez,Robert Schellings, or anyone else who might remember me being a cook '61-'62 write me at stoneagebd@yahoo.com Billy Don Williams
Gutierrez, Roberte-3Sep 5, 1960 – May 5, 1964Boiler RoomOn board '60-'64. Boiler Room, snipe. Looking for shipmates.
Fox, JohnMM3Sep 10, 1960 – Sep 10, 1962M
Gutierrez, RobertBT3Sep 14, 1960 – May 10, 1964
Ogas, RudyMMFA-MM2Dec 9, 1960 – May 16, 1963M FWD ENGINE ROOMLEARNED ALOT FROM THE ENTIRE CREW, STILL COMMUNICATE WITH M DIV CREW
O'Brien, FrancisETN3Mar 1961 – 1962Electonics Technician
Thornton, Larrygmg3Dec 6, 1962 – Apr 7, 1965gunslooking for Frank Pericozzi from New York or Don Johnson from Georgia.
Baker, JohnRD11963 – 1964Operations
Dennis, HolsteinSTG3Jun 5, 1963 – Jun 1967Sonar tech.
Moss, Harvellfn mmNov 1963 – May 1967mnickname butch
Rebhan, RobertE-31964 – 1966Engineering
Hultin, JerryEnsign / Lt jgJul 1964 – Jun 1966Deck and DASHTwo Vietnam tours plus Taiwan Patrol and more
Martin, WilliamFTG3Nov 15, 1964 – Sep 8, 1966WEAPONSSERVED WITH HARSCH,BOATES,MASPERO UNDER LT. HOUCK
Floyd, HermanBT31965 –Boiler TenderEnjoyed my time aboard and serving with such a great crew.
Banbury, MarvinBTCJan 1, 1965 – Jan 1, 1966ENG
Madrid, Maxsk3Jun 10, 1965 – Oct 3, 1967supply I started on Deck div. with frist class Burno and went to supply Friend with John Maspero, Benny Ruiz, Ms2 Gilmore
Sittner, Rileymm 3Jul 1965 – Jan 1966MShip operation log for west pac viet nam july 10 for 6 months until jan 1966
Hamer, JoeMMFN -MM2Sep 12, 1965 – May 15, 1966MMain Control, the Forward Engine Room. I was Water King most of my time aboard. I still have vague memories of getting slapped while playing pinochle on the berthing compartment locker tops just outside the E Div. Shop
Robins, ThomasSNNov 1965 – Jul 28, 1966Deck and ETServed on board in the deck division and with the ET's before going to ET school. Then to Fort George G. Mead in MD as a CTM.
Evans, LarryDC3Nov 10, 1965 – Apr 10, 1968R divisionserved from 65 -68 made 3 west pack cruises off Vietnam , Battle station was repair locker 2 right behind gun mount 51, was a DC3 worked for (TEX) DC1 Prentice, e-mail orange123-652@hotmail.com

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