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USS Spruance (DD 963) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Spruance (DD 963). 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 638 crew members registered for the USS Spruance (DD 963).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1975 | 1976 – 1977 | 1978 – 1980 | 1981 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1996 | 1997 – 1999 | 2000 – 2001 | 2002 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Przybylski, Lawrence R.ET21976 – 1978Ops Electronics
Cahalane, DanQM31976 – 1979navigation
Morris, Richard ...rich profile iconRM2....retired RMCS (SW) USN1976 – 1980OCFirst ship after completing Radioman ATF training. What a blast. Some really great friends and shipmates. Our radio shack under Master Chief Baulf and RMC Christian was the Best.....Cad. was my best friend....contact me
Turner, MarkFTG21976 – 1978F TroopOnly ship I was on. So sad to hear she was used for target practice. A big thanks to CPO Mumpower for his leadership and professionalism.
Olson, Tom / GritGMT21976 – 19802nd
Musgrave, ClydeLTJan 1976 – Jun 1977FMumpower:greatest chief Harbrecht taught me a lot about integrity
Foxwell, RichEN3Jan 10, 1976 – Aug 12, 1979A, MFirst ship, good times and bad times. Discovered Gas Turbines and fell in love. Experiences made me get out...memories made me come back in.
Cofran, Robert MarkEM3Feb 10, 1976 – Apr 20, 1977EHated that bucket!! But that was 20 years ago, had some great times with OJ and Davis. Spooner write to me willya? Guess all in all the Navy was the best thing that happened to me. wish the spruance wasn't such an awful memory rotflmao
Smethers, MickeyE3Mar 27, 1976 – Nov 30, 1976Atlantic FleetI really enjoyed the ship. Not all of the dry dock though, wish we had more time out working the gas turbines.
Cahalane, DanQM3Jun 1976 – Dec 1979NAVIGATION
Slease, Kim SleaseMR FNAug 1976 –eng.was with you in precom,through sea trials, and commissioning, in the machine shop, and crash crew on the helo deck. thanks for remembering me. Slease
Moke, EddyOS3Nov 10, 1976 – May 31, 1980opsvery enjoyable time. miss you guys
Blakeslee, Jr, Edward RSTG3Dec 1976 – Jun 19782ndGreat ship and had a really good first CO (CDR Harbrecht). Had a really great bunch of guys (sonar gang).
Brushwood, Garrett (Birch)GSE2Dec 1976 – Sep 1979E ICHey guys. Still kickin in MIssouri. fire153624@hotmail.com
Budlong, RobertDec 1976 – Oct 1980FOX
Tomlinson, Bruce1977 – 1981Served as Ship's Serviceman and was the Ship's Store Operator.
Sandoval, MichaelGMM21977 – 1981Fox
Winters, Gregory (Greg)AX21977 – 1978 Helo Det 6 HSL34
Chretien, Wilbur (Chris)RM1/RMC1977 – 1980OCThis was a very fine Destroyer. Top of the line. Radio Gang and all of ships company were an outstanding lot. Would fight beside them anytime/anywhere.
Mitchell, HaroldFTM 3 SW1977 – 1985FOXAnyone from the Plank owners to all my Shipmates, Happy Holidays and hope all is going well. Mitch
Buydos, NathanSK3Jan 1977 – Aug 19, 1980SupplyGreat ship. We did a lot of steaming, a couple of Med Cruises, a North Atlantic Cruise, an Africa/South Amerca Cruise (shellback ceremony who could forget that?) Wish I could get together with old friends Dan, Jimmy and Mike, that would be a reunion
Neuman, RichardOS3Jan 1977 – Jun 24, 1980Had a great time for the most part.
Stout, LarryFTM2Feb 1977 – Jul 1980FOXGood Times, Good Beer, Great Memories!!
Hish, BradleyGSMCFeb 1, 1977 – Mar 30, 1980MMade First 4 Deployments
Larose, JoelHM2Feb 4, 1977 – Apr 18, 1978NavigationBest 15 months of my life.
Hish, BradleyGSM2Feb 13, 1977 – Mar 27, 1980MRetired and in Virginia Again
McMullen, GaryHT3Mar 1, 1977 – Feb 28, 1981RepairTruely a great ship and a fun crew. We were always "haze gray and underway". Man did we put some water under us!She was my only duty station and I was proud to have served aboard her.
Frazier, JimGMG2May 1977 – May 1979G
Compau, DougSTG2May 1977 – Aug 19802ndmiss playin in the rock band for everyone. CMDR was totally John Wayne. Becoming a Golden Shellback was fun too. 0 long, 0 lat, 000 heading, speed 0
Cauduro "cad", JimE4Jun 1977 – Oct 27, 1980OPSI never relized how important this part of my life really was. What I learned on the USS Spruance still stays with me like it was only yesterday. Alot of Good and Bad but never a regret. All I can say is Thank you for the tresured times.
Morris, RichardRM2Jun 1977 – Jul 1980CommunicationDefinitely the FINEST DESTROYER in the US NAVY. FIRST SHIP OF SPRUANCE CLASS was the best first ship command after nearly two year. RMC Baulf, RMC Christian, RMC Cambell, CAD, and others in the shack were great.....
May, Thomas MooseGSM2Jun 9, 1977 – Feb 15, 1980Maintence
Tomlinson, BruceSH3Jun 15, 1977 – Jun 15, 1981SupplyWow, lots of awesome times!! 2 meds, north atlantic, africa, south america....miss you guys..Scooter, Stretch, Avila...great times
Chandler, Lawrence (Butch)QM1Jul 1977 – 1980Nav/AdminAfter the USS Spruance I went to ASW Training Ctr, Craftmaster of Labrador (TWR-681) a torpedo retriever out of Groton, Ct.,Ships scheduler at SURFLANT, and USS Milwaukee. Retired in 1993 as a QMCS.
McMullen, GaryHT3Jul 1, 1977 – Feb 1981R Division
Brownfield, RandallYNCAug 10, 1977 – Jul 1, 1980NavigationAnyone desiring to contact and laugh about old times 51760 Atkinson Run Rd Beallsville, Ohio 43716-9505
McMullen, GaryHT3Aug 13, 1977 – Mar 1, 1981RepairShe was truly a great ship, and I enjoyed my time on-board. Sorry to hear she was retired. This was my only duty station and I was honored to have served on-board her.We had a first class crew.
Smith, DaveDS1Aug 15, 1977 – Jun 1, 1981OEWorked with the best bunch of guys ever.
Bishop, RichGSE1Sep 1977 – Nov 1979E DivisionEnjoyed the tour and made some really good friends. Retired after 22+ years. Currently living in the Great Northwest..
Bishop, RichEM1/GSE1Sep 1, 1977 – Nov 22, 1979EMet a lot of good friends there. Wish them all the best.
Dillon, Mike (Boswald)E-4/EN#Oct 1977 – Jun 1980Someone lied to me....There's no birthday party for me here!!!!! Miss you guys, hope everyone is doing great. LABO Where are you...SNITCH I SE YOU TOO.
Bullen, BobGSE2Oct 1, 1977 – Nov 10, 1980E
Hensen, Jim profile iconMS3Nov 11, 1977 – Jan 1, 1980Supply
Greene, DaleSEAMAN/SIGNALMANDec 10, 1977 – Jan 10, 1980communications

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