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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
Fitzpatrick, Edward ( Fitz )BMSN1967 –1 st In-charge of Port SideI WAS THE MONEY MAN FRON NEW YORK CITY! MY FRIENDS MR. ELLIOT, LT. BISHOP, DON EWING , LARUE CRANDAL (Butch) (MY BAG MAN), MORTON, ERNIE SICKENBURG, BIRD, BOB MERCER, RUSTY, DEGNAN, GLEASON, DE JESUS, KILLERBREW AND MANY I CAN'T REMEMBER.
Harvey, JamesEM3Jan 6, 1967 – Jun 1, 1968
Dolgos, JosephRM1/RMCMay 1, 1967 – Jun 23, 1968OC - RadioFirst child, Christopher born. EXPO-67 Advanced to RMC Reenlisted for GGA-1 School Excellent radio gang
Beeson, DennisMidshipman 3rd ClassJun 1967 – Aug 1967Deck
Jones, Gary (Angel)E-3Oct 1967 – Aug 1968deck ape
Sewell, JohnE-5Oct 1967 – 1971Weapons
Zamora, NecitoEMC(SS)1968 – 1969Electrical
McKnight, ReedETSN1968 – 1970OPSAlHofstra and Lt Mills
Rodden, Ermine "Rod"STG-2Oct 1968 – Jul 1970A-S DivisionMeet some of the best people anywhere. Great times on the 69 Nato cruise.
Scott, JohnCS31969 – 1971supplymet ship in denhelder Holland in the middle of its nato cruise, switched home ports from Newport RI, to Charleston SC on our return, and did a getmo and Mid East Cruise then was cut a few months early,
Cook, EdIC3Oct 12, 1969 – Apr 1, 1972EVesole has an association with annual reunions. Contact me if you are interested in receiving information escook@pplweb.com
Watson, JamesGMG2Nov 1969 – 1970A/SI remember times we had in Newport,Boston and Charleston. Nato cruise was great.
Hunter, CareyETN/BMSNNov 26, 1969 – May 7, 1971MID EAST 1970 CRUISE HART/SORTORE
Thomas, Richard K. ThomasEW-11970 – 1974ElectronicsCommander S. L. Hart Captain WO Luther Stephenson Division Officer Chief John Niland Immediate Boss 3 Red Sea and 1 Unitas Cruise 1973 "Sailer of the Year" ADM.Zumwalt Presentation on Charleston Pier.
Miller, Fred (Mickey)RM2Jan 1970 – May 1971operations
Wilson, JoeMM1Oct 1970 – Aug 1974EngineeringGreat time on this ship and still think of my shipmates
Medlin, EdRM2Dec 1970 – Oct 1972Operations/Radio ShackMade one Red Sea cruise and was SOY for 1971. Worked as watch supervisor and TTY repairman.
Pete, Ortiz profile icongmg31971 –weaponsI remember the shark attack on Oscar somewhere on the red sea. Also when our ships swimmer rescued one of the crew member of the Peru navy our swimmers name was GmG3 causey. I also remember the long days at gitmo.
Marker, BillFTG2Jan 1971 – 1972Weapons
Page, MichaelBT/FNMar 1971 – Dec 1972B DivisionI was intially assigned to 'A' Division as a deck ape. Transferred to the aft fire room as a BT. Made the Red Sea Cruise through the typhoon off the Cape of Good Hope.
Jacobson, Eric (Jake)RM2Apr 1971 – Jun 1972CommunicationsReported aboard ship in April. Left for Mideast in August. Visited Puerto Rico, Recife, Brazil, several West & East African ports, Bahrain, The Seychelles, Karachi, Pakistan. Went on an African Safari. Returned in April.
Gray, MichaelPN2Jun 1971 – Sep 1973ships officemy 'home' for two years. two tours middle east and south america. side trips to puerto rico and gtmo. enjoyed everyday. most exciting moment was in karachi pakistan when the Indian air force decided to show up and drop some ordnance.
Jolin, PaulE3 deck mateJun 1971 –Boats inmateI had a great time when I was on the Vesole. When I mean I just cruises one of the best things ever happened in my life. .at that time in my life I realize what I wanted. I love the ocean.
Summers, PaulSK2Sep 1971 – Jun 1975Supply
Dentico, ChuckQM3Sep 14, 1971 – Apr 1973NavigationVesole was my first ship. Just days after reporting, we set sail for the Mid-East, via Roosevelt Roads, PR; Recife, BR; Luanda, Angola; Lorenco Marques, Tanzania enroute to our home away from home, Bahrain.
Hawkins, JamesIC 1Sep 15, 1971 – Oct 15, 1973EngineeringI was Leading IC for two yrs on Vesole. One Cruise to East Africa. Shipyard in Charleston and 1/2 a Unitas Cruise. Most memorable times was the Safari in Kenya and the Great Shark slaughter in the Red Sea. Will be at 2008 reunion in DC
German, Michael profile iconSK2Oct 2, 1971 – Jun 2, 1973SupplyI remember the Golden Shellback Initiation and some port calls during the Red Sea Cruse. Hard to believe it's been 40+ years.
Pedersen, JohnSNDec 26, 1971 – Aug 29, 1975Decksome of the memorable time for a young man, also understand the meaning of authority and respect
Higgs, BruceSTG21972 – 1976ASW
Faircloth, Michaelstg3Mar 1972 – Jul 1974a/sJust searching for old buddies to relive the past!!
Brock, DonMMFNApr 1972 – May 1973ENGINE ROOMLots of memories here. Chief Hyatt, Dehart, Sherer, Anchor Lounge in Charleston. Currently live in Andover, Ks. Working
Pavlovsky, JakeSEAMAN 3RD CLASSJun 30, 1972 – Oct 30, 1974SupplyBest experience was our UNITAS Cruise, when we sailed the Caribbean Sea and went down the South American Continent through the Panama Canal from off the coast of Valpraiso, Chile, back to Puerto Belgrano, Argentina.
Helbig, Donaldstg 3Aug 11, 1972 – Aug 1975A/S
Higgs, BruceSTG2Aug 18, 1972 – Dec 21, 1976AS
Hovland, LonnyPN3Sep 28, 1972 – Jun 14, 1974Ships Office
Vandeslunt, TerryBT3Dec 1, 1972 – Dec 1, 1976Boiler TechThe Vesole was the second Destroyer I was on.
Nagel, RickMMFNDec 2, 1972 – Sep 1, 1973M&BWorked in Main Control. Damn boilers salted up and I got the blame for it. Go cruse to Gitmo, PR, Jamica. Left ship for Seabee's Builder Class "A" school.
Tsitrian, Peteric3Dec 20, 1972 – Aug 7, 1975e&rbest part of my life gitmo , unitas,caribbean and med great times with great people
Aguilucho, GregSN1973 – 1975Deck - SupplyServed as a Steward in the Officers' Wardroom, until I took DM3 exams, had to transfer. CDR McIsaac was the best CO. Almost got married to a Spanish lady. Retired after 21 yrs. Looking for the rest of the stews.
Wambach, James "Red"MM2Mar 1973 – May 1976MIt was my one and only ship in 3+ years. We made a lot of cruises; 3 Med, 1 UNITAS. We worked hard and played hard. A lot of great memories on this old tin can.
Miller, RonSTG2Mar 1973 – Dec 1976ASHad some great times on the Vesole. The UNITAS, 2 MED cruises, and countless trips to the Carribean were a lot of fun. Met a lot of great people during my tour
Buss, MarkEN2Mar 1973 – Feb 1976A-GangGood ship, Good times, Good shipmates. Shellback initiation on the UNITAS cruise. What a riot. Fond memories. Thanks to everyone I served with.
De Byl, Thomas (Tom)LieutenantMar 1973 – Feb 1976Engineering OfficerMy "Snipes" were a wonderful bunch of guys. They kept a tired old ship running and meeting the demanding commitments of the cold war era. I will never forget them!
Heisinger, GlennSTG2Apr 20, 1973 – Aug 15, 1974AS
Brokhoff, EdQM2May 1973 – Dec 1976OPSI enjoyed my time on the Vesole. Several Med cruises and a UNITAS cruise gave me many memorable moments. I made it to several reunions in the early 90's. It was amazing to visit with so many of the ship's prior occupants
Ron Miller, RonSTG2May 1973 – Dec 1976AS
Coile, DavidMM3Jul 30, 1973 – Jan 24, 1974MachineryMy first ship and I learned a lot on this ship. I made the 1973 UNITAS cruise. Quite the experience when you're 18.
Estes, DavidMM3Dec 1973 – Nov 1975MGrew up quick as a 17 year old. enjoyed the UNITAS cruise immensely. Have returned to several SA countries since, but saw the "cleaner parts"...LOL.. been trout fishing in Patagonia, Chile!
Roberge, DavidEN3Dec 3, 1973 – Dec 3, 1976A-GangStarted out as a young man, The Vesole made me a man.

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