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USS Forrest Royal (DD 872) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Forrest Royal (DD 872). 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 Forrest Royal (DD 872).

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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Tankersley, FloydRM31967 – 1968OPSI JOINED THE COMMAND AFTER ITS RETURN FROM VIETNAM.I WAS IN THE RESERVE PROGRAM AND WAS SENT BACK TO RESERVES AFTER A YEAR. I WAS A RM3
Winebarger, JimGMG21967 – 1970GOLFREPORTED ABOARD FROM GM A SCHOOL IN 1967.SAILED ON THE VIETNAM,AND MIDDLE EAST CRUISE.WAS DISCHARGED IN 70 , AND ABOUT EIGHT YEARS LATER JOINED THE NAVY RESERVE AND GOT MY TWENTY YEARS IN AND RETIRED RM1 IN1995
Rachuba, GaryRD2Dec 28, 1967 – Feb 24, 1970OI (Operations)Boarded the Royal just after she returned from the WesPac cruise in 1967. Remained aboard until 1970. Left the ship on the Mid East cruise from Bahrain in the Persian Gulf.
Courtney, Gary P.RD21968 – 1969Operations
Eckert, MikeBT3May 1, 1968 – Aug 5, 1968MJust wanted OUT - Doing time to complete enlistment rather than receiving Medical Discharge . Finally went to VA in 1991 to receive compensation for injuries . Remember Joe Bart from NYC & Vanilla Fudge ....etc .
Travers, JeffETR3Oct 1968 – May 1969Operations
Cloak, EdSNOct 1968 – Jun 1970DeckWorked for "Barney" Barnowski
Brayton, GaryBT1969 – 1971ENGIONEERING
Piazza, BenSN/YN3Oct 1969 – Mar 1971Deck/Ship's OfficeCame aboard the week before the ship's last deployment (to Red Sea) and left just before the transfer to theTurkish Navy. After active duty, I went back to school, was commissioned as a Navy JAG & retired as O-6.
Williams, ReggieBTFNOct 1, 1969 – Mar 22, 1971M&B
Worth, BruceRM2Nov 1969 – Mar 1971OCReported aboard November 69 and was aboard untill de-commissioned in Mar 71.
Groh, WilliamBTFASep 3, 1970 – Mar 3, 1971BOILERS
Mendiola, Rudy P.DS2(SW)May 1986 – May 1988CE

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