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USS Simpson (FFG 56) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Simpson (FFG 56). 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 312 crew members registered for the USS Simpson (FFG 56).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1985 | 1986 – 1988 | 1989 – 1991 | 1992 – 1994 | 1995 – 1998 | 1999 – 2002 | 2003 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Aguilar, John profile iconIC31984 – Jan 2, 1987Combat SystemsPlankowner, second man assigned to the Simpson. Steve Graw was first. Still living in El Paso, married for nearly 20 years, and a son in high school. Hey to all who remember me. Man if I could do it all over again! You guys were the best.
Tyler, ToddGSE11984 – Oct 1989MPPlankowner. Precomm thru Nov 1989
Murawski, Gary/skiMS31984 – 1985SupplyPlankowner. Hey Chief Talbert! How ya been?
Guilliams, SteveEN31984 – 1989A gangLiving in Maryville, TN.
Caudle, BrianET2Apr 15, 1984 – Oct 15, 1989CS3
Major, RobinQM2Jun 15, 1984 – Jun 1, 1986NavgationPlankowner now retired after 22 years, now living in New Richmond, WI, and working for the Air Force.
Lanzone, JosephOS2Sep 13, 1984 – Jul 7, 1988OperationsWow! What kinda remarks can I leave. Took a year off got busted and had to make it all up. Living in Texas now and on Facebook. Hit me up. Peace
Vavala, DinoEN11985 – 1989A-I MISS THE OLD DAYS. RETIRED ENC AFTER 21 YEARS.
Lilly, ScottMS21985 – Nov 19, 1987S-2 Plank Owner. Great ship. Left ship and went to Bethesda Naval Hospital until Oct. 1995. Now retired and living in Frederick Maryland. In Retail Management.
Wells, JoeSK21985 – 1988Supply S-1Plank Owner
Crider, BillHT21985 – 1987Plankowner ~ Still in the Navy HTCM/MDV, currently in Pearl Harbor, HI
Graw, SteveET11985 – 1987CS-3Remembering ALL my shipmates with fond memories, especially CS-3 Division.
Noland, RayRMC RETIRED1985 – 1989OC/CAREER COUNSELORSERVED PRECOMM NORFOLK/BATH. WAS A TOUGH DEMANDING TOUR WITH CAPT HOWARD BUT ONE OF THE BEST CREWS IN MY CAREER. AFTER RETIREMENT, HAVE MY OWN REAL ESTATE APPRAISER COMPANY. AM WINDING DOWN NOW FROM THAT. THANKS TO ALL I SERVED WITH. RAY
Bloomer, AdamEN1(SW)1985 – 1988A GangPlankowner
Rushing, Antrum ( Rush)1985 –
Minyard, JeffYNSN/YN1-USNR1985 – 1988S-1Plankowner - - What ever happened to DK1 Reedy, PNC Townsend and YNC Dutton? I've been living in Bham Al. Can contact me at jeffbama1@yahoo.com
Watson, TerenceOS21985 – 1987OIPlankowner-part of PreComDet Va.,Me.,finally R.I. Original b-bal & football team member. I did the eagle on CIC door. Still remember quite a few of you guys. Good times in Bath, Maine. Great times in R.I. Remember those man overboard drills
Reedy, JimDK1(SW)1985 – 1988SUPPLYPLANK OWNER.... NOW LIVING IN WASHINGTON DC AREA WORKING IN RETAIL MANAGEMENT
Goo, MicahGSMC / GSCS1985 – 1990MPPart of the Pre-Com Det. What a great ship, I think she was one of the best. Lot of good memories. It was a pleasure being the Senior Enlisted
Walker, GlennEN21985 – 1988A- GangPlankowner- Living in Honey Brook, PA email is glennwalker05@gmail.com
Ohsfeldt, MilesRM21985 – 1989OCGood ship - Great crew!
Heil, Garyen21985 – 1989A-GangPLANKOWNER Living in Batesville, Indiana. feel free to contact me at glheil@frontier.com
Chipley, Charles "Chip"LT1985 – 1987MPPre-comm MPA, Plankowner, "THE ROOM,"
Thompson, Alvahos21985 – 1988cicPlank owner
Brown, JimSM11985 – 1989OCPlank owner. Looking for MS1 Al D'Avignon, MS1 Tripp or any Signalman from 1985 to 1989. I retired in 2004 as a NCC. Had a great time on the Simpson and am looking for a ships reunion.
Morley, Russell profile iconEMCS(SW)1985 – 1990A-GangPlankowner and Operation Praying Mantis. All crewmembers should head to any Simpson Facebook pages and learn about how we're trying to immortalize Simpson in the Naval War College Museum in Newport RI.
Scarlotto, JoeHMJan 1985 – Jan 1987Medicalwheres is doc wells?
Alderman, BrentEM2Jan 1985 – Jul 1989EngineeringPLANKOWNER Living in Westtown NY. One trip to see Full Power Howard and STILL got a good conduct medal (thanks PN1 Townsend). Any one know how to get in touch with Russell P Morley ?
Jannuzzi, TomPN3Jan 1, 1985 – Jan 1, 1989SUPPLYDoes anyone know a web site that shows the awards that the Simpson has recieved?
Copeland, KeithBmsnJan 2, 1985 – Jan 2, 1988first division.THIS MESSAGE IS FOR THE ORIGANAL PLANK OWNERS THE FIRST. THE REAL FAMILY THAT STOOD TOGETHER ABOARD USS SIMPSON, HAD 1ST AND LAST SUPPER IN UNITY, PEACE, AND LOVE AND HARMONY AND FOR THE FALLING SAILORS, SAVE THE SHIP (shed a tear of joy ).
Carder, StephenSTG2Jan 28, 1985 – Jan 28, 1989CSPlankowner
Lathrop, Donald  NEWMS2Jan 29, 1985 – Jan 29, 1989SupplyProud to be a plank owner of the mighty USS SIMOSON FFG 56
Tymick, JohnSTGCS(SW)Feb 1985 – Sep 1988CS-1 LCPOPlankowner. Great ship. Anyone know where OSCS Larry Linnemann got off to? Remember Praying Mantis. Pen and ink changes to Jane's to delete Joshan. CAPT Howard and CAPT McTigue. Plankowner CS-1 best AS DIV a new Chief could want. Fair Winds All!
Cofield, Patrick AllenTM3Feb 4, 1985 – Jan 9, 1988Combat SystemsI am now living in Vancouver, Washington ( June08-Current). Can contact me at: PatinWash@yahoo.com. I am working in health care as Caregiver. I am also a newly licensed Foster Parent 2010-2013!! Market and sell Watkins and Advocare product.
Travassos, ThomasRM3Mar 1985 – May 1988OperationsPLANKOWNER - Had a great time onboard, miss the Crew, It was a lifetime to Remember, Operation - Praying Mantis, Recovering the pieces to Space Shuttle Challenger, Now living in Houston, Texas, (tommytech2@yahoo.com) if anyone wants to talk
Griffin, CliffLTMar 1985 – Sep 1987DCAPLANKOWNER
Hassler, PatLT/LCDRMar 7, 1985 – Nov 13, 1987SupplyPlankowner SUPPO
De Palma, Robert LouisBM3Mar 10, 1985 – Feb 10, 1989First Division A salute to all the Plank Owners and Shipmates I served with on many shakedowns,expeditions and adventures. Im glad we all pulled through and I am honored to have done my time in The Gulf..
Ramirez, Carlos (Chico)EN2- E-5Mar 14, 1985 – Mar 6, 1989A-GangPlankowner.. One of the best ships I ever served. whiled and crazy times. Retired 3 years ago 2005. if you all want to shoot he breeze about the good old times e-mail Mygzmo456@aol.com does anybody know were is Walker?
Fahey, Garyem2Apr 1985 – Nov 1987agangplankowner: cant forget capt howards meetings. collared shirts in bahamas order, engine room brawls . wheres macgrail and the chief. I owe you for the stitches. hey ace still in mass? dino, adam russ and crew. BOL
Allen, StephenOS3Apr 1985 – Nov 1987CICPlank Owner - Living near Raleigh, NC now.
Denison, JohnOS 2Apr 1, 1985 – Sep 23, 1989OI---- Plank Owner ---- Just throwing my name out there to see if there is anyone who remembers MEF 1-88
Brock, LynnENCApr 1, 1985 – Jun 1, 1988A-AuxiliaryStill have a few memories of the Commissioning and the crew.
Hayes, KenGSE1Apr 5, 1985 – Sep 28, 1988MPPlankowner, first SOQ/SOY. Living in Bristol, RI. Any 20th reunion info?
Tyler, ToddGSE1May 1985 – May 1990MPPlankowner. Great ship.
Mathvink, DavidDC2May 1985 – Nov 1989RepairPlankowner. Would enjoy receiving e-mail from any crewmembers, especially you plankowners. Does anybody know the whereabouts of MR2 Rich Hall?? I'm presently living in West Suffield, CT, with my wife Traci, and my 2 sons, Max 5, and Joey 3.
Day, DouglasHTFNMay 1, 1985 – Jan 3, 1988RPLANKOWNER love to here from other plankowners.I am living in FOSTORIA,OHIO.You can email me at douglasfostoria@aol.com .Does anyone know where HT1 jim patterson.
Rushing, Antrum (Rush)May 9, 1985 – Jan 5, 1989BOATSWAINMATELOOKING FOR ORGINAL PLANKOWNERS THAT WAS HOME PORTED IN NEWPORT,RHODE ISLAND
Hurlbert, William AllenGMM1May 15, 1985 – Aug 8, 1989CS-2Plankowner
Smtih, Cameronbm2May 15, 1985 – Jan 20, 1989first divisionhell yeah, Plankowner and proud, now am a disable vet and was proud to serve with everyone and what an experience to commission this ship and take it into its first battle during preying mantis.
Townsend, BarryPN1May 17, 1985 – Mar 31, 1989SupplyPLANKOWNER My BEST Navy Tour.What a crew! Looking for DK1Reedy, SH1 Otty, Januzzi,SCPO Bishof,SUPPO.Made Chief.Retired after 21 yrs.Retired after working for New York State for 16 yrs. Oneonta,NY btownsend@stny.rr.com
Loving, William (Bill)GSM1 SWJun 6, 1985 – Jan 10, 1990MP Ships Oil kingPlankowner 3rd from the last to leave the ship. Looking to see what happened to all the plankowners e-mail turbinbill@hotmail.com Living in Chicago now
Morgan, BradEM3Jun 20, 1985 – Jan 20, 1988EngineeringPlankowner - If anyone from the "A Gang" is out there, look me up.
Graw, MatthewIC3Jul 28, 1985 – Oct 17, 1987CS-3Plankowner...What a great time bringing the Simpson to life! I will never forget it....Got to board her again in Norfolk in 2000 escorted as a Plankowner with my family, great re-visit!
Lewis, RickyGMC(SW) (Retired)Aug 12, 1985 – Apr 18, 1987CS-3My first ship and 4 frigates later I was able to retire...GMCS Lewis..Miss those days with the fellows playing basketball. If you plan on attending the de-com ceremony hit me up..Found a vendor for Plank Ball Caps..
Mapel, BrianOS2Sep 1985 – Sep 1988OperationsNew to the site, saying Hi especially to all the plankowners.
Mathvink, DavidDC2Sep 1985 – Nov 1989R DivisionHey Plankowners, I've moved south and I am interested in chatting with any of you out there interested in catching up.
Lawrence, AllenRM2Sep 1985 – Jun 1988CommunicationsPLANKOWNER - Allen Lawrence from Ga. Great ship, great crew, great memories, loved them all. Be in touch, email crissyandallen@att.net and www.facebook.com/allenandcrissy Miss Rhode Island and Maximillians/Checkers
Gray, JosephSTG2Oct 21, 1985 – May 12, 1988CS-1Good to see everyone again. I ended up completing 9 years total USN and USNR. I am currently serving as a non commissioned officer in the US Army with US Army Intelligence and Security Command at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Sitton, CephSTG1Nov 4, 1985 – Feb 26, 1988CS-1Plankowner
Crossin, DanMS2Nov 11, 1985 – Jul 29, 1989SupplyHey guys been a long time. Great time on the Simpson. Anyone near the Philadelphia area.

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