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USS Gary (FFG 51) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Gary (FFG 51). 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 246 crew members registered for the USS Gary (FFG 51).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1984 | 1985 – 1989 | 1990 – 1995 | 1996 – 1999 | 2000 – 2004 | 2005 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Beckler, FranRM30000 –SC-02FOR THOSE WHO KNEW ME, I HAVE ONLY ONE THING TO SAY -.-- --- -.-- --- YO -.-- ---
Norton, SteveICC(SW)Aug 1, 1980 – May 10, 1984CS-4
Ulrich, DanET21983 – 1988CS4Pre-Comm, Sea Trials, Plank Owner, ReFTre, 1st WestPac, best crew ever! So many great memories. MasterChief James, Chief Norton, ETC Latourelle many more...my email is danulrich@outlook.com
Bolt, Jerome/jerryGSMCApr 15, 1983 – Jul 15, 1986E1 EOOWPlankowner,My name is under the data plate on the EPCC. I installed the coffee maker in CCS.I remember Madlen and Brinkman. Memories are fading rapidly, write soon if you care to. junglebolt@gmail.com
Ross, AdamSM3Apr 22, 1983 – Aug 22, 1985Visual Communications and NavigationThe plankowners who served aboard USS Gary FFG 51 were the best in the Navy and set records, which became standards for others to strive for.
Goins, JoePC3Jul 1, 1983 – Jan 27, 1986
Holwell, ScottSTG2/1Oct 1983 – May 1987CS2What a ship... what a crew... what memories!!! I am still on active duty as the Command Master Chief of the F/A-18 Type Wing for the West Coast and Japan. Surprised?? Me too!! Email me at sholwell@comcast.net
Bertoni, FloydE5/Et2Oct 1983 – Dec 1985CeRadar, Navigation, And Communication Technician on the precommisioning crew, and a plank owner.
Kaczmarski, JoeLieutentantDec 1983 – Sep 1986Ship Control Department
Wahrman, KirkSM11984 –SC-01PRE-COM CREW.
Lupinetti, JohnBM31984 – 1988SHIPS CONTROLTO ALL MY SHIPMATES NOT A DAY GOES WITH FOND MEMORIES OF ALL THE GOOD TIMES AND BAD TIMES AND SOME I DONT WANT TO REMEMBER
Madlen, DaleGSMC1984 – 1988EngineeringPlank Owner - Served with the best crew
Seyler, DaleRM11984 –Pre-com crew and plank owner.
Farmer, GaryEW11984 – 1986
Tulanko, MarkBM31984 – 1988SC03To all of the plank owner crew. Thank you for all the memories that I will talk about for years to come.I miss alot of you. Can e-mail me at MTULANKO@COLUMBUS.RR.COM Hope to hear from you!
Tulanko, MarkBM31984 – 1988SC03JUST GETTING OLDER AND LOOKING FOR SOME OF MY BUDDIES OFF OF THE OLD SHIP. YOU CAN E-MAIL ME AT- mtulanko1@columbus.rr.com
Carter, JohnOS21984 – 1986CS1I was an original in many ways, unfortunately it got me into trouble and i was booted. You guys that knew me know what i mean. I wish i would have made the trip. Garret, Mark, Moody, Pico, Johnson from VA to CA
Goins, Joseph profile iconPC31984 – Jan 1986Admin
O'Connor, JimE-41984 – 1988bm3
McVay, StevenSKCS1984 – 1985S-1Support Department LCPO. S-1 Division Officer, Plankowner
Ollier, Daniel (Ollie)GSM31984 – 1987EngineeringPlankowner - assigned from precom to just after the first westpack. Made 2nd class before heading back to c school. Best times I ever had in the 10 years I served.
James, WoodyETCM1984 – 1988CS4Retired and living in San Diego.
Fellows, RandyOS1Jan 1984 – Jan 1989OIThe finest ship and crew I have served on in my 20+ years in the US Navy. I will remember the time fondly.
Evans, EdwardGMMCJan 1, 1984 – Jun 2, 1986Great tour! Received my LDO commission and had to transfer before 1st WESTPAC. I retired in Feb 96. Still remember the CO/XO's kids on the Tiger Cruise back from REFTRE in Hawaii and the "ChunkBusters" who cleaned up after them!
Cobb, JeremyRM3Jan 10, 1984 – Jun 30, 1987Ships ControlWhere is Gator, Earthdog, and Francis???????
Rice, DougOS1-OSCSJan 17, 1984 – Sep 14, 1989CS-1 and suchDudes.As the last plankowner to leave, and with 31+ years in the USN this is/was the finest ship (crew) I have served with. I am still in contact with many of the shipmates from FFG-51.....Best to all of you CWO5 Doug Rice
Robinson, JohnnySKSN- SK2Mar 10, 1984 – Sep 3, 1986SUPPLYI am proud to be a plankowner of this great ship. Some of the best times of my life were in the US Navy.What a crew. Thanks for the memories.
Cheves, GarretOS2May 1984 – Aug 1988CS1Plankowner. I met my best friends. It's funny, how all the good memories seem to float to the top. I wouldn't change a thing.
Tackett, MarkOS2May 1984 – Oct 1987Combat SystemsIt was the biggest floating frat party. I am still in contact with Garret Cheves, Ron Alphin, Marc Gold and our daddy...Doug Rice
Brown, Lee / BrowneyeEN2May 1984 – Aug 1988"A"PRE-COM, Great ship, had a blast and probably some stories that will never or should never be told!!! I am now a retired LCDR I am so lucky to have served on-board GARY
Callen, Gary profile iconYN1May 1984 – May 1986S-4 DIVISIONThe best tour I had in my Navy career. Hope to see many of you at the ship's decommissioning ceremony.
Berger, DougBM2May 28, 1984 – Feb 18, 1988Ship ControlGreat Ship! Great Experience!
Dean, DavidRM2Jun 1984 – Oct 1989Ships ControlPrecomm/Plankowner If any of my old shipmates are interested in contacting me, you can reach me at k0pwo (at) comcast.net. Hope to hear from you.
Portillo, CarlosSNJun 1984 – Dec 1985Deck
Portillo, CarlosSNJun 1984 – Dec 1985Deck
Portillo, CarlosSNJun 1984 – Dec 1985Deck I AM LOOKING FOR OLD SHIPMATES - PLANKOWNER ON THE GARY FROM 1984 TO 1985 YOU CAN REACH ME ERINJUNIOR@HOTMAIL.COM
Denison, EricE-6/MS/CS1Jun 14, 1984 – Mar 16, 1988S-2PCU, RIMPACs and first WESTPAC (85-86) still remembered... as many of the names listed for the illustrious 1st crew of the Fine Ship USS GARY FFG-51; That was some maiden voyage, no? Raise your glass-CHEERS! V/R, Eric D.
Strait, GaryRM2Aug 1984 – 1986Ships ControlPlankowner
Tolentino, ManuelMSCSAug 1984 – Jul 1986S-2Pre-comm crew/plankowner
Wilkins, CharlesFC1(SW)Aug 1984 – Sep 1988CS-3PRECOM, Plankowner, Sea Trials, 1st WESTPAC. The best crew and ship I ever served with, and that's a fact! Here's to Doug,Gerry,Moot,Shawn,Bruce,Lenny,Greg and who could forget Gold! Great memories of great times. Remember Phuket!
Burgess, RichardEN1Aug 1984 – Oct 1986E-2 A.M.R 3 AND R.A.S.T ROOMI remember the day she came to life in Long beach. what an awsome ship, I also remember the hard work and dedication that WE the commissioning crew had to make her the finest ship in the Navy, We really did set the standard.
Gibbons, PaulQM 2Aug 14, 1984 – Mar 3, 1988SC-1 & SC-3I Started in deck with the best sailors standing watch, and had the privilidge of being part of the best navifation team on the waterfront. Most importantly, I developed some of the best friendships of my navy career.
Bohuslavsky, David BoE4/ET3Aug 21, 1984 – Jan 8, 1987pre comm and plankowner radars prt expert
Shaw, KirtBM2Sep 1984 – Mar 1988SC3 It has been 18 years since I walk off the Gary and out of the navy. I think about alot of people from the ship often. I now am a letter carrier in the postal service.
Pett, DougEM3Sep 14, 1984 – Mar 17, 1988E-2One of the first
Sallee, BruceGMG 2Nov 1984 – Jul 1987Combat SystemsPre-com crew and plankowner. Among the first on the best.
Iott, AllenE7/DKCNov 1984 – May 1987Supply/S-4DK2 on board this fine ship. Retiring in 3 months (July 2004)
Johnson, StephenGMG1Nov 1984 –CS 3proud to be a plankowner on the FIGHTING FIFTY-FIRST. hope to see everyone in aug. 2015
Cooper, GreggMSSNNov 17, 1984 – Dec 11, 1987s-2PRE-COM, PLANKOWNER,and four years I'll never forget.
Cole, DarrellEN1Nov 17, 1984 – Mar 1989A-GangI just want to say HI to all my plankowner shipmates. I was on the Gary when she was still in the dry docks at San Pedro. She was the best ship I ever sailed on. I never forgot the Gary we set the standards.

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