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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

Fullingim, Russtm11985 – 1988cs2plank owner
Gold, MarcGMG2Jan 1, 1985 – Apr 22, 1989CombatRed and Free Monday, OOOHHH...Silkworm nuttin' calling out to all you animals who started my liver on the downslide. here's to y'all :)
Kern, ChrisOS2May 10, 1985 – Nov 4, 1988cs-1Whats up Francis??
Woodford, Richard Gun Boss/auxoLIEUTENANT/O-3Aug 1985 – May 1989Combat Systems and E-3 AuxiliariesI reported during the post shakedown availability at Todd San Pedro '85. Made first 2 WESTPAC's incl "Red & Free Monday" 18APR88. Fine sailors listed here and many friends. Went to XO Old Ironsides, Recalled 9/11, retired 04
Harness, Paul (David)SMOct 1985 – Oct 1987Clean Clean CleanWas proud to serve in the Navy and on the great Gary. Got the boot for smoking weed.....bad mistake. Thanks Ethan David Ede. I still think about my good friends.
Schmeiderer, TerryQM3Oct 18, 1985 – Jun 19, 1989Ops SC3
Morris, William "Bill"IC1Oct 21, 1985 – Mar 1, 1989CSGREAT memories! I'm glad to have been there w/ all you guys- recalling IC Chief Norton can still make me chuckle - what an awesome guy. Two Westpacs, adventures, we were all nearly blown up by a silkworm missile. Completed service in 1990.
Tirado, RichieSM1986 – 1989SC0 1/3
Payton, DougEM1Jan 1, 1986 – Jan 1, 1990EHey now... Retired in 98. hangin out in the Seattle area.
Wiggs, WesEM1Feb 1, 1986 – Jan 5, 1990E-DivCurrently living in Southern California
Erickson, TimET2Mar 1986 – Sep 1989OE1st deployment--Long hours on watch with a .50 Cal and Chief Norton. 2nd deployment--Port and Starboard with Aque in RICER.
Burress, JohnET2 (SW)Mar 30, 1986 – Nov 6, 1992CS04Had a great time on a great ship with a great bunch of guys. My time in the Navy and with the Freedom's Foremost Guardian and has made me who I am today. Would love to get in touch with my old shipmates.
Lee, RonaldMA1Apr 1986 – Jul 1989What can be said about Mine watch, gun watch, regular duties, writing reports in CIC, and all the other great times with the best crew in the Navy.
Daugherty, DavidRM2Apr 4, 1986 – Sep 23, 1990Radio CentralHad some good times. I can be contacted at
Bell, MichaelYN3May 7, 1986 – Dec 1989Central Office ComplexWhat a great crew! It's awesome to see some of the names on this list...Schmeid-Dog, Big Daddy Sting...too many to mention. It would be great to hear from you all. It was cool to see that the "Two Guns" nickname is still with the ship
Vargas, AlbertOS2Jun 1986 – Aug 1989CS-1Made some really good freinds, great memories and hell of a good time overseas.
Ede, EthanFC3Jul 1986 – Jul 1989
Smith, Alfonso / SmittyMS2Jul 5, 1986 – Aug 15, 1990S-2This ship made me the man I am today. A lot of great memories. I made 3'west-pac. Went thru a lot of training. As the years went by the Navy change. I love all the shipmates that cross my path doing my stint onboard.
Tirado, Richard / RichieSM3Aug 1986 – Dec 1989Ships Control
Campbell, ScottOS3Oct 14, 1986 – Oct 14, 1989Combat Information CenterLearned many skills while on the U S S Gary FFG 51 that still apply today. Was part of Operation Praying Mantis which was the largest U S Naval battle since WW II. Though it is called so there was not much opposition.
Stingley, JeffSH3Oct 29, 1986 – Sep 1989Yelling to all my boys-Schmied,Mikey,Gibby an I won't leave out Francis
Stubby, GaryFCCNov 27, 1986 – May 5, 19912ndhey guys....sometimes it was fun; other times hell. give me a line or two and let's bs for a while. anyone remember April 18, 1988??? I do!
Williams, MarkET1Apr 15, 1987 – Mar 10, 1991CS-4Great-ime on-board...
Lebeda, StevenBM2,,,,Apr 17, 1987 – Oct 10, 1989bmsilkworm busters,,, that was my first exp ,, met my ship in the persian gulf then about 2 weeks later we are trying to out run a silk worm missile ,, what memory ,,, wouldnt change it for the world,, god bless everyone serving ,and thanks
Cura, FelicitoGSEC(SW)Jun 1987 – Feb 1993E-1I missed a lot of great shipmates I've met and known. This is far the best ship and crew in my career. It seems like 5 plus years is too long.Give me a line or two to get in touch Silkworm '88, EOOW
Bergerson, DavidEN 3Nov 1987 – Jul 1990A&EGreat crew & memories
Jaco, HershelGSMFN1988 – 1991ENGINEERINGOIL KINGS RULE!!!!!! Silkworms anyone? And EN1 Ramos in AMR3, He was a great guy & just a little NUTS!
Paul, DavidFC11988 – 19912nd (Weapons)
Jensen, ToddEM21988 – 1991EMemories I'll never forget. Best time of my life.
De Marco, GuyAT3Jan 1, 1988 – Jun 1, 1988FlightI was with the HSL-43 Detachment 13. Operation Praying Mantis was an interesting time for the Gary.
Bays, DelbertEN3Mar 18, 1988 – Nov 15, 1991E-3 EMA02
Woods, BrianBM3Apr 11, 1988 – Mar 3, 1990shipscontrol[deck]lots of great memories.served with a lot of great sailors
Wilmes, TylerEM3/ EM2May 1988 – Dec 1989E-DivisionMy second ship.
Delk, TimFC2May 15, 1988 – Sep 28, 19892ndLong time ago... Met some good people and had fun! Chat?
Hammond, BobE-3/DID I MAKE E-4?MAYBE......Oct 8, 1988 – Dec 14, 19911st/SupplyI wasn't aware the human body could endure such abuse, ie: Philippines, Thailand, etc....
Rudy, Scott (Pc)PC3Nov 12, 1988 – Jul 15, 1990XLooking for GMM3 Brad French and GMG3 Scott Baum. Any help would be appreciated.
Lavell, MartinHT21989 – 1993RWhat a wild ride seen some cool places and met some even cooler trends
Bush, EricIC3Jan 1989 – Feb 2003Serving with an outstanding group of people onboard the GARY was the Greatest experience of my NAVY career.
Santiago, DanielRM3Mar 1989 – May 1992HAD A GREAT TIME..... MISS ALL THE GUYS IN RADIO..... CONTACT INFO Peace out..
Morrison, JeffGMG-2May 1989 – May 1992WEPS AND 1STHAD A BLAST
Way, DavidBM3Jun 1989 – Jan 21, 19931stIt was the best command of my 16yrs career. If you want to hit me up contact me at or facebook.
Raschella, JohnnySH#Jun 15, 1989 – May 17, 1991S3
Congdon, ChrisOS2Aug 18, 1989 – May 21, 1993CS-2
Olson, JeffQM3Sep 1989 – Jun 1991Navigation
Truempy, RandolphYN1Sep 12, 1989 – Nov 20, 1989XGREAT SHIP
Kreutler, GregFC2Nov 1989 – Apr 1992Combat SystemsTwo fun west pacs. I still keep in touch with some of the guys. Let me know if you're looking for anyone I might have known
Patton, JohnGMM1(SW)Dec 1989 – Mar 1994CS-3A lot of hard work but some very fond memorys every one onboard

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