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USS Newman K. Perry (DD 883) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Newman K. Perry (DD 883). 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 80 crew members registered for the USS Newman K. Perry (DD 883).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Plotkin, Edward M. PlotkinETM 2/C1944 – 1946
Morgan, Jimbaker1944 –US Navy
Rich, JoeSEAMAN 2ND CLASS1945 –looking for orginal crew members... looking for a few old friends...
Pless, George, F.MM-2Jun 1, 1945 – Mar 1, 1946EngineeringParticipated in Japanese occupation (Courier duty} The Perry had a great crew. Many fond memories. Not many of the original crew remaining. God bless the souls of those who have past, and may their fsmilies cherish those memories. .
Pless, George, F.MM-2Jul 15, 1945 – Mar 15, 1946EngineeringEvaporators, lower level, and main propulsion steem watches. Japanese occupation duty.
Herlong, CliftonFAAug 7, 1948 – Nov 22, 1948My father Clifton Cecil Herlong passed away in 1970 He was from Louisiana, I am trying to locate anyone that may have know him or maybe have a picture of him while aboard the USS N.K. Perry or even a group picture. Any info please contact
Blanco, Joseph (Joe) T.GM3Dec 1948 – Oct 27, 1952gunnery We made 3 trips to the Med some to Gitmo We went thru the Panama canal I have been trying to locate Forrest Hayman Joe B.
Ingram, NormanEMFNNov 24, 1951 – Nov 22, 1953
Mulligan, Walter "gator"SEAMAN1958 – 1961SWent to the Med twice. Went to Gitmo. Rode out the hurricane at Hatteras. Barber on board and a diver who was involved in the recovery of the Alan Shepard capsule. Never forget the Captain bringing the ship in to dock during a blizzard!
Blackman, DonaldEMFNApr 15, 1958 – Jun 5, 1960
Kober, WilliamSonarman 2 ClassJul 1959 – Jul 1961FoxMade the 1960 Med cruise, and the aborted Bay of Pigs Invasion Cuba 1961.
Anderson, LestereoasnOct 1960 – Nov 19623rdComming abord in chareston golng to the med moring ln maraco bay going to the red sea back home going to gitmo recorvy of alan sherpd was also staf driveer for com. Des ron six
Gerg, Paul CharlieMM2-E-5Apr 1961 – Jul 6, 1964M DivisionRecovery of Alan Shepard- first American astronaut. Cuban Missile Crisis.
Burnett, George/hoboBMSN1962 – 19651 STi was aboard when we had the collision in the med.Boston
Lucas, FrankRM21962 – 1965OCHave really enjoyed two reunions I went to in Myrtle Beach in 2009 and Branson, Mo in 2011. Looking fotward to 2012 in October 2012 in Florida!
Hirsch, FrankRD1Nov 28, 1962 – Jul 20, 1964OIMany fond memories, particularly of the barge we sank in Tampa Bay and its aftermath of events.
Williams, James (Willie)RM31963 – Feb 1966OCThe Shangrila collision really sticks in my memory. Just got off watch at midnight and blam! Was really sorry about Fred Green. sea stories? Holy Cow!
Good, RichardENC CMAAJan 1963 – Jan 1966R Richard Good is my Father. I have the pictures he took when you guys ran into the carrier! He does not have a computer but my address is moydav@netzero.net
Gill, Peter / PeteEMFAJan 18, 1963 – Apr 30, 1964E divisionmade em3 rank June of 1963. Have picture of me standing next to space capsule. Involved with Bay of Pigs
Kovacs, MartinRD2Mar 1, 1963 – May 1967OIAfter completion of A school spent all of my service aboard the N. K. Perry. Served aboard during FRAM rebuild at Boston Navel Shipyard Cira -1965 and during a extended cruise to SE Asia Sept 1966 - May 1967.
Taylor, GlenIC3Jul 20, 1963 – Jul 13, 1966EngineeringA good ship with a good crew. Made med cruise in 1965 and enjoyed our extended stay in Naples.
Ryals, JohnNov 1963 – Nov 19671st
Alexander, DavidFTG21964 – 1967SECOND
Kenneth Watson, KrQM11964 – 1965Nav.Hello guy's sorry I cant attend the reunions, My health prohibit's me traveling but I miss all of you and think of you and the man we lost in the collision. Maybe some day we will meet again.
Furr, DaleRD31964 – Apr 1968Radar
Kiewe, BennoRD31964 – Feb 1967OIII got on board in 1964. Spent most of my Navy time on board. Even survived the dreaded Shangri-La incident. Great bunch of guys in the radar gang.
Palmisciano, WilliamEnsign,JG, & LTSep 15, 1964 – Sep 1, 1967OCServed aboard during Med cruise when ship hit Shangri-La, and next cruise to Vietnam. Returned to ship in 1972 when ship had become Reserve ship and served another two years.
Rivera, OzzieMM3Oct 20, 1964 – May 13, 1968M division
Coppolecchia, TomIC3Nov 1964 – May 1967R
Adams, CyrilBT-3Dec 1964 – Sep 21, 1966B
Letendre, PaulMM 21965 – 1966Don't knowI served on the USS Newman K Perry doing the year of 1965 to 1966. I was a MM2 in worked in the engine room with a great bunch of people two of the names that stuck with me was Nelson and the other was Johnson.
Midkiff, FrankGMG 2Jan 1965 – Aug 1968ASWorked on ASROC A great time in my life Please visit my webiite www.nkperry.com
Peters, Thomas / PeteRM2 DD-883Jun 1965 – Jun 1966OCGood Ship and Good Crew.
Gooch, NealGUNNER'S MATE CAPT SMITH MADE ME A NOBODYJun 24, 1965 – Dec 9, 1967secondFrank i shot the window in the control room on the ASROC deck you remember Neal GOOCH. ANd Ensign Wieler best officer in the U. S. NAVY EVER. SO HOWS THE CREW.
Ashworth, RichardGMG31966 – 19672nd
Withers, JerryRD31966 – 1970OIWE HAD A VERY EXCELLENT CREW.THIS WAS SHOWN BY THE 'E' AWARDS WE REC,RECOGNIZED MANY IF NOT ALL WHO WERE LISTED ON CREW LIST. WHAT A WEST-PAC CRUISE.... ANY RE-UNIONS IN THE FUTURE. CAN BE CONTACTED @ 513-320-2380
Heckman, DavidRM3May 1966 – Nov 1967OCGreat crew, on board for West Pac cruise Oct 66 -May 67
Sheetz, BobBM3May 4, 1966 – Feb 2, 19701st
Hughes, Bill HughesETR2Sep 1966 – Oct 1967OIWas on during WESTPAC cruise, have many Agent Orange health issues. Would like to discuss with other VietNam veterans from NK Perry. Email or call me.
Gagne, RonFTG2Aug 27, 1967 – Nov 1, 19681st

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