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USS Vesole (DD 878) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Vesole (DD 878). 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 111 crew members registered for the USS Vesole (DD 878).

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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Stucy, Walter R.Left ship as anBoilerman 2 Class1944 – 1946Black Gang (Boiler Room)Filling this for Dad.After Boilerman sch.He was assigned to the Vesole in Texas,Was a plank owner.Left Ship off Japan for Surgery.And his recovery was in San Fran (Alamada?).Lied about age to enlist used his brothers.
Rose, Diane (Daughter)Ensign1945 – 1947Destroyer Division 141My Father, Robert C. Rose, Jr., was a radar tech on the USS Vesole with the Pacific Fleet in 1945 WWII. He was only 17 yrs. old. After WWII he enlisted in the USAF and retired as a Chief Master Sargent in 1969.
Hayes, NormanLIEUTENANT S.G.Jan 1945 – Nov 1945EngineeringI was privileged to serve as the ship's first plank owner and engineering officer in Jan 1945. I sailed with her from Orange, TX in May 1945 where she was commissioned to operations in the China theater where I left her.
Whisman, John )jack)RDM 3Jul 15, 1946 – Feb 22, 1949CommunicationsGreat tour and cruise in the Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean from 1946 through 1949. Paul Abel, Ted Garrold, John Kerrigan and John Grams were great shipmates. Our vist to the UK was memorable, Christmas, l947. Skipper, CDR. Corey. 4.0
Burns, MichaelSEAMANJan 1947 – Jan 1948
Robertson, William/robbieENS/LTJGJul 1947 – Oct 1950First Lt/ DCA/CIC; made 4 Euro/Med deployments, took baseball team to Newport1948!
Peltak, Tom3RD CLASS PETTY OFFICERJun 2, 1951 – Jun 1, 1954
Killeen, EdwardLT. (JG)Jul 1951 – Jun 1954
Sorrell, Raymond (Sonny)GMSN1953 – 1957This is in memory of my Dad I have herd so meny stories, there wasnt any thing that he loved than the time he spent on the ship.
Melotte, KenFT1Jan 5, 1953 – Jul 1, 1956Fox Division
Boyle, D FredSO3Sep 1954 – Jul 1957FHello Brian Walker. Phil R. has attended Vesole reunions in the past. Would like to see you there.
Betramo, DanSO2Jan 5, 1955 – May 28, 1958FOXI have photos I would like to up load to others in hopes we can trade so i can down load theirs. Brian walker I have a couple which I can send you!
Walker, BrianFT2Sep 1955 – May 22, 1958Fire ControlI'd like to hear from guys i served with Phil Reinsfelder Willie Pings Jake FisherRon Regan
Babb, PatrickMMFNMay 1, 1956 – Apr 1, 1958MMLooking for any one who served MM 56-58 year send me your email Address.And any one the on vessole with asbestos.Patrick
Gorenflo, Raymond E.YN2Jan 6, 1957 – Aug 17, 19601st & OCGreat ship and greater shipmates. We have a great organization of Vesole shipmates. Contact me for information.
Wiggins, OliverSeamanMar 17, 1957 – Mar 13, 1959SecondI enjoyed being in the Navy...it was an honor to serve. I had a lot of fun with the crew in which I served with and to this day still have good memories.
Butler, RichardEnsign/Lt. JGNov 1957 – Jun 1959SupplySupply Officer
Martin, Lawrence (Larry)SNDec 1, 1957 – Nov 23, 1959Don't knowI'm Larry's daughter and am adding him to this list hoping to find people who knew him and may have pictures. My dad died 20 yrs ago from a brain aneurysm. He was married 3 times and I'm now connecting to siblings.
Slaughter, RobertGM3Oct 1958 – Oct 19602NDWent on 1 Med and 1 Carribean Cruise, worked on 3"50 & 5" gun mounts, had a ball for an 18 year old kid
Street, NormRD3Oct 1958 – Apr 1960OI
Roebke, ButchTM3 TORPEDOMANMay 18, 1960 – Nov 23, 1963SonarNot sure as what month and day I came aboard.But the years are right and discharge date.Had a great time while serving on the Vesole.Lots of good memories and people I new and buddies.
Graham, Phillip M.DKSNDec 1960 – Apr 2, 1961SUPPLYSHORTTIMER. JUST FINISHING UP MY TIME REMAINING NEWLYWED JUST BEFORE BOARDING. SUPPLY OFFICER ONLY NAME I REMEMBER J.VANLANDINGHAM, LTJG.
Moenster, John (Jack)RD2Feb 1961 – Feb 1963OI61-62 Med Cruise Cuban Blockade Oct. 1962 Gitmo, San Juan, Kingston Jamaica, St, Thomas Arliegh Burke Trophy Capt. R.S. White III CO LCmdr A.C. Liese XO Lt jg Vincent Div. Officer RDC Ernie Guenther
Knight, Ronald profile iconMM3Jul 1962 – Jan 1964M Division After Engine RoomI have nothing but good memories of being a crew member of th USS Vesole. The Carribian, Med cruse, New york worlds fair etc.
Rockwell, PhilipETN2Aug 1962 – Jun 28, 1965Operations, ElectronicsWas a great 3 years, many memories of cruises, and good times! Met a lot of good people and sorry that we didn't keep in touch! Renewed some friendships at the Charleston reunion, but missed the last two due to conflicts in schedules.
Graham, DavidSFM3Sep 10, 1962 – Feb 15, 1964ShipfitterWas on the Vesole from late 62 to Early 64. Was in Cuban Crisis and Med Cruise. Transferred off in early 64 to an AO out of Bayonne NJ
Bailey, James (Beetle)MM3May 8, 1963 – Nov 8, 1963R divisionServed briefly onboard in 1963
Mikle, JoeIC3Oct 27, 1963 – Dec 31, 1966E divisionWestpac cruise was great
Pinkoski, Joseph PinkyBM2Nov 29, 1963 – Oct 28, 19671stCame aboard in Philly for fram, DDR, left as DD, made west pack, and many great trip's on board, many memories??
McDaniel, TommySN1964 – 1964Gunnery 2nd DivOne Med Cruise 6/64 - 10/64. Tommy accepted Christ as his Saviour in 1973, and died in 1975 while a student at Toccoa Falls Bible College. He has 2 children.
Culp, RobertET2Apr 1, 1964 – Feb 15, 1968Operations
Johnson, ClarkLTJGMay 15, 1964 – Jul 15, 1965WeaponsGreat ship, great crew, great wardroom, great skipper, Thos. J. Quarton who we still miss very much....
Shaffer, DougMM3Jul 1964 – Mar 1967MNine month cruise from Newport, R. I. through Panamal Canal across Pacific, Golf Of Tonkin, visited many Countries, Through Suez Canal, and Med, back across Atlantic to home port
Temple, RichardBT3Nov 20, 1964 – Oct 17, 1968bfar east cruise
Carr, LarryBTFN1965 – 1966B Divison
Herr, ClintETNSN-ET3Jan 1965 – 1967OEWhat a wonderful memory of my first cruise all the way around the world Newport to Newport. Gunfire support off the coast of Vietnam. Liberty in Panama, Hawaii, Yokosuka, Manila, Subic snd the L:BFM's, Port Dickson, etc
Mancuso, LouisMM3Jan 7, 1965 – Jun 30, 1966MWas transferred to USS Vesole DD878 and remained onboard until my discharge on 30 June 1966.
Smith, James BTCAug 22, 1965 – Jul 27, 1966 Bgreat trip around the world and great libertyports give me a call if you were there 912-681-2282
Efimoff, WilliamMM2Sep 7, 1965 – Aug 1967MMade world cruise liked it so much stayed for 30 years
Smith, Ralphbt21966 – 1968engineer
Crandal, Larue / ButchE3Feb 3, 1966 – Jan 3, 19701stwould like to hear from you guys. Butch Crandal
Temple, RobertSK3Mar 1, 1966 – Sep 16, 1978SUPPLY
Davis, McDonaldFTG3Apr 1966 – Oct 1966Fire ControlEnjoyed my short tour of duty. Was reassigned to U.S.S. Skipjack, SSN 585, since I had previously completed Submarine School, thanks to XO Patty. Learned a lot about analog computers, radar, and weapons systems.
Becher, PeterBT3Apr 8, 1966 – Sep 24, 1969Aft Fireroom
Norris, RobertGMG 2May 1, 1966 – Jan 31, 1970ASWYou could not tell me then I was having a great time then...but now...it was the best time of my life...Great times with a great crew visiting places I will never see again and working for the Best Navy in the World.

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