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USS Kauffman (FFG 59) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Kauffman (FFG 59). 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 290 crew members registered for the USS Kauffman (FFG 59).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1995 | 1996 – 2000 | 2001 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Smith, Vincent profile iconYN1(SW)1996 – 2000AdminI met one of my best friends onboard USS KAUFFMAN (FFG 59) and I learned so much about life in general. I had a lot of great memories and met a lot of great friends as well.
Dusek, DanCWO2Apr 1996 – Dec 1998
Dull, ChrisMSC (SW)May 4, 1996 – Dec 1, 1999S-2Good ship, but you couldn't pay me to go back (well said PN3 Jennings). Made some way cool friends, met some HUGE IDIOTS. And no Dave Leeds, I've not seen Jesse Painter; but I do talk to Jim Avey on occassion. God Bless 'yall.
Varner, JeffOS2May 15, 1996 – Apr 1, 1997OC04Had a great time running with the OS crew in the Caribbean during Drug Ops...anyone remembers me send an email.
Lindsey, DeanGSE2Oct 1996 – Oct 20, 2000EM01HAD MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME ON THIS BOAT
Brookshire, BrianGM2Oct 1, 1996 – Jul 17, 1999CS-2I had a great time on that piece of junk. Made alot of good friends, people that I am still in contact with today. Needless to say, i'm glad to be a civilian.
Squires, BlaineIT2Nov 21, 1996 – Dec 30, 2000OC03/02
Gonzalez, ChuloEW3Dec 13, 1996 – Sep 22, 2000OPERATIONSGREAT TIME, GREAT PEOPLE LEARNED ALOT FROM THE NAVY AND THE KAUFFMAN MET AOLT OF GREAT PEOPLE AND SEEN AND DONE ALOT OF CRAZY THINGS.TO EVERYBODY I SERVED WITH AND STOOD UP LATE ON THOSE LONG MID WATCHES HOPE ALL IS WELL TAKE CARE!!!
Swann, ChrisSTG2(SW)Jan 8, 1997 – Jan 18, 2001cs-1had some great times... met and served with some of the greatest guys i will ever have the pleasure to meet.. for all of you that remember.. join the navy.. clean the world!!!hahaha
McNamara, Brian "Mac"E-4Feb 1997 – May 17, 2001CS-3Not going to lie. So glad I am done. Chief Jones .... I did not forget! I miss Odessa, and Palma. And some of my boys. You know who you are. But I am so glad it is over!!! Freedom!!!
Nelson, Jason E.YN2(SW)Mar 1997 – Jan 2001COC (ADMIN)Besides being underway, the Mighty KAUFFMAN is the best thing that could have happen to my young naval career. It will forever be my foundation on which I will serve my country.
Enlow, JulianFC3Jul 1997 – Jul 2001CS2Glad it's over but i had some good times. Got to love the NATO cruises. I'll never forget the Brits, Germans and Especially the Dutch. I have a BS in Accounting and a Masters in Business (MBA) now, what you think about that?
Bowins, Don (Bush)EM3Sep 10, 1997 – Dec 27, 2000EngineeringI've grown to cherish the memories of being a crew member of the Kauffman. Thanks to all who have served proudly.
Sira, WayneET-2Oct 7, 1997 – Jun 30, 2001CS-3Not just an adventure but also a frame of mind. Miss the travel. Had two Med cruises on the Special K. Lot of good times and some not so good. Overall a positive life experience.
Yanez, IsmaelRM2......IT1(SW)Jan 6, 1998 – Jul 1, 2001OC-01Had alot of good times on the ship...it was my first duty station and I had the pleasure to serve with some of the coolest people ever
Dean, AndrewGSEFAJan 30, 1998 – May 15, 1999E-1Been a long time now. A lot of good times as well as bad. I learned a lot working with you guys, but I wasn't grown up enough to give the effort that i could. I wish that i could have changed some things. But I am succesfull now. Thank U
Williams, NathanBM3Feb 1998 – Nov 2000O3hello everyone can't say i have thought much about the navy since leaving but had some great times in places i will never see again.
Watson, JustinIT3Feb 28, 1998 – Jul 29, 2001OCO2 Communications
Santos, JoseSH2Mar 1998 – Oct 2000S-3Great ship at the time I was stationed there. Made a lot of friends. Had fun with my two med deployments aboard.
Fenlon, BillET2Mar 1998 – Aug 2002CS3Good times (and bad ones) on the Special K. Good luck to all the guys out there sailing now.
Jackson, DelbricoSM3Apr 16, 1998 – Sep 7, 2001OCO1 NavigationMan what shall i start I will say i dont miss the darn place but i miss a lot of my friends SM2 Johnson, Sm1 Branch SM1 Holmes, Yn2 Nelson, Yn1 Smith and the list can go on but I learn a lot from those guys and thanks to you I work for my self now.
Crawford, NateFCCSMay 1998 – Dec 2001CS-2
Parker, WendalFC2May 28, 1998 – Oct 16, 2000CS2Love you bitches
Smith, Chris / Smitty0S2/ OS3Sep 1998 – Mar 23, 2002O-4The crew of the 2000 cruise.. By far the best group of guys to serve with. Good memories, I miss the free travel and the ports. Miss the fun we had in virgina as well.. FIGHT CLUB.
Christmas, JeromeE-4/EN/EN2(SW)Sep 11, 1998 – Jul 2002E2I I don't miss the ship but i miss the people from the ship. Made many friends and wish i could get up with them all now that i'm out the navy. need to squash some small beefs with some of them. Holla at me 313-624-6302
Gindlesperger, AlanFC2Oct 18, 1998 – Aug 6, 2002CS-2Had some great times on board that ship, and made friends I'll never forget. I'm now pursuing a career in radio.
Rife, WilliamQM3Dec 15, 1998 – Aug 16, 2002Navigation
Dougherty, Kevin / KdocGSE2(SW)Jan 1999 – Apr 2003E1 Main PropulsionThe Special K was my first & only ship. I had alot of good and bad experiences onboard, but I met a lot of good guys there. The NATO cruise in 2000 was the best cruise anyone could ask for. I hope everyone is doing well.
Borum, JakeET3Feb 1999 – May 2003CS3Fun Time Navy!
Allen, LanceQM2(SW)Feb 6, 1999 – Aug 28, 2003NavigationVery long tour 5 years of great underway time. Good luck to Navigation in the future. Keep water under the keel. HAHA
Kubiak, DustinE4 BMFeb 14, 1999 – Oct 5, 2002DeckI miss throwing people in trash cans and always bmc Tymkin for saving my ass and paying my 3rd classes to let me take out the trash that way i can drive back up to cleve to see my boyz and all the rest of you people who i partied with
Burgers, PascalSeaman (admin)Mar 31, 1999 – Apr 2, 1999dunnoI am in the Dutch navy and have sailed together with the Kauffman during our trip in the mediterranean sea. I an still in contact with Tim Clark. Maybe I can get in contact with the guys from admin.
Brown, Anthony (Chuck)ET2Apr 1999 – Feb 2002SC-E3
Miller, Randall ( Milspec )EN1(SW) ENC(SW)Apr 1, 1999 – Sep 1, 2002A GANGWHAT A CREW DEE BOO, XMAS, EN1 WILLIAMS, CHIEF HATCH AND ME LET IT GO MAN, EPPS, CURKO, AND FARR, AND SHAW. WE HAD A BLAST OUT TO SEA. I RETIRED IN 2006 I AM A BUILDING ENGINEER NOW IN OHIO
Harkless, DonDC1Apr 10, 1999 – Apr 3, 2004RepairAKA (Bo) During VBSS making it do what it all all times.
Dempsey, ShannonSK2 / SK1May 28, 1999 – May 5, 2003S-1 / SKWhat's up Hoss? Miss all of you guys. Best tour ever!!
McMillan, KenHT1(SW)Aug 1, 1999 – Aug 1, 2002E-3Lots of good times and some bad. It was apleasure working for GSCS Ketner and DCC Troxell
Torgerson, MikeSTG2(SW)Aug 18, 1999 – Jan 26, 2004CS-1What can I say? So glad I am out, but glad I served. Met some of the greatest people ever, and I miss that. Partied around the world under the dream CO on the first deployment. Contact me @ lincolnnellie @ charter.net! Keep the T-shirt going!!!
Okragleski, ScottEN32000 – 2002AWill never forget hunting down the "evap reset key".
Miller, JasonTM2(SW)Mar 2000 – Sep 2004CS-1I miss all you guys. I will remember me and Torgerson leaving our sonar watch to play our seasons of NCAA football. Also our favorite saying...What gay can happen today."
Roberson, Gary/robBM2May 2000 – Feb 2004DeckHad some good times. Bad ones too. More good than bad though. Met some good friends. Probably partied a little more than I should've. I still have nightmares about flight quarters. Why did I qualify for that? ...why....
Willis, JasonGM2May 10, 2000 – Jul 19, 2003Combat Systems
Tucker, Joe A.k.a "Tuck"FC2Jun 17, 2000 – May 6, 2005cs-2Thanks for the hazing conviction, although you could not produce any proof of it. My family appreciates you guys making them homeless. I hope you sleep well.
Price, Brian/big Torquin DudeEM2(SS/SW/DV)Aug 2000 – Jan 2004E2Yep, the SS still comes before the SW. I too am a DBU and Colonas shipyard survivor! The saying, if it doesn't kill you it only makes you stronger, couldn't be more true after old DBU.
Korth, ZacharyE2Nov 7, 2000 – Apr 8, 2002OperationsGreat time.....PNC Kirk was hilarious. YN1 was hmmm ok......
Korth, ZacharyE2Nov 7, 2000 – Apr 8, 2002OperationsHey, I forgot the email address, so here's a new one. Hope the ship is doing great, keep in touch, good luck guys, it was fun. It's the greatest crew!
Korth, Zach (Skittles)EDNov 7, 2000 – Apr 8, 2002Admin
Fine, EricEM2Dec 15, 2000 – Dec 6, 2005Deck EHad some good times. Had some bad times. So glad to be away form the command but I miss do miss the friends that were left behind.

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