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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
Oconnor, DonaldEN31978 – 1980Mworked in the Fuel Lab with Moose those were the best times of my life .still think about the crazy things we did on those Med - Cruises.It was a sad day when I found out the Spruance was sleeping with the Fish
Baker, RandalETR21978 – 1980OE
Taylor, MarkET21978 – 1982Med, Gitmo, I/O - Mainly Med Craziness - Naples, Barcelona - Hard to be "appropriate" here. Great buncha Joe Squids - Four of the most meaningful years of my life. Its a shame she had to go down a "target".
Davis, Lennis (Dave)SK21978 – 1980SupplyWorked every storekeeper position on board. I'm on Facebook so please look me up! What a great experience Spruance was. Yall remember setting condition "circle wax" the afternoon before we would enter port? Good stuff!
Negrete, Beau ( Bodoggie )MSSAJan 1978 – Jul 1981supplyWas very young when I went in. To bad I was not more mature I may have done better while in. Still the navy gave me one if not the greatest learning lessons ever.
Sherman, BarryLTJGJan 1978 – Jan 1980
Labarbera, LarryHT3Feb 5, 1978 – Dec 22, 1980RGreat ship! I miss it and my crew wish I could do it all over again. The ship kicked ass and so did the crew. Loved the fuel break aways!
Roth, Doug (Doc)HM2Mar 1978 – Mar 1981Medical/NavigationA lot of good times and memories aboard "The Spru-Maru!
Foley, CarlPC1Apr 1978 – Jul 1982NAVIGATIONGREAT TIME ON THE SPRUANCE, HELLO DK1 DODGE AND HM1 ROTH AND THANKS CDR SHEPPARD
Storozuk, MikeGMG2Apr 1978 – Jul 1981GGood friends, a good journey and some unbelieveable adventures. Glad to have served.
Henry, Scott "Scooter"STG2Jun 15, 1978 – Nov 3, 1981WEAPONSAs much as I thought that I hated Navy life I have really missed life on the Spruance over the yrs. When I heard she'd been decom'd and sunk I cried like a baby. R.I.P. old friend.....
Holt, BruceSTG-2Jul 1978 – Jan 2, 1981WepsGreat times, many first "stops" at Roosevelt roads{ like the pier,) many good friends, alot of intense duty, I really enjoyed my days on the old SPRU-MARU. Looking to reunite @ USS SPRUANCE DDG-111 commissioning ceremony in 2010.E-me now!!
Mathison, Matt / MattyET3 /2Oct 2, 1978 – Oct 1, 1981OEWhat a Trip Met a lotta good and some really BAD Shakey Jake Pete Cormack Ha.
Rathel, Donaldsk1Oct 3, 1978 – Jan 21, 1980s-1took ship on 1st med curise, spain was the best liberty port. made first class onboard 1979. remember the break away song star wars and the house flag beware of jet blast. email denali02don@gmail.com hi to all my shipmat
Rathel, Donald R , JrSK1Oct 7, 1978 – Jan 7, 1980S-1LEADING STOREKEEPER/INCHARGE OF LAMPS. MADE STOREKEEPER FIRST CLASS NOV 1979 YOUNGEST 1ST CLASS ON THE SHIP AT THE TIME.
Patterson, Jim / R'sonDS2Nov 4, 1978 – Jan 25, 1983OEWhat can I say that hasn't been said..What a wild ride she was. Sad to see her go. Met some GREAT people, had a GREAT time, just too young and stoopid to see it at the time... I guess the screws stopped now.
Fuller, ThomasRM2Nov 9, 1978 – Jun 17, 1983
Wolfe, TomDS1Nov 25, 1978 – Jan 25, 2003Great times were had. Great friends were made. she was home for a while.
Cmor, JoeET3Dec 1978 – Nov 1980OEAlways wanted to be on a Destroyer. Detailer wanted me to go to a Reserve center in Boston. I turned it down, he said I was nuts. Looking back, what a great decision!
Mancino, Dan ('tootall' Given By Gmg Brown)GMG2Dec 1, 1978 – Sep 15, 1982Great times...
Waskiewicz, VinceOS 31979 – 1981OI
Diedrickason, Dan/dieketn31979 – 1983oelooking for anyone that may know where rick hewitt may be
Banks, GregoryOS31979 – 1983OIDD-963 ...Wow .. the memories i made here .. One's I'll never forget..I served 1979-1983 and saw the world .. The Quiet Warrier took me places i never believed I'd ever see ..Suez Canal..Panama Canal .. Med Cruises..etc.
Smith, BobbyE4 MS31979 – 1983supplyhad fun. had fun with PC1 FOLEY/ MSSN NEGRETY/ MS3 Magaha and rest of crew. seen the world. boxing/ cookouts/ shellback initiation. sad it is gone. miss the rockin & rollin. memories. contact me guys. miss you guys!!!
Morrison, CarlLTJGFeb 1979 – Sep 1980NavigationMy first job on a "large" naval combatant. Made two Med cruises and learned much.
Broadfoot, Roland (Foot)EM2Feb 1, 1979 – Dec 1, 1981ERemember Pablo Ortiz, Billy Grundle, DOC Corzan, Water Makowski. Cross-rated to Construction Electrician CE1 (Retired)
Hemry, JohnLIEUTENANTMar 1979 – Mar 1982Gunnery Officer, Navigator/Admin OfficerI remember being the first and only Spruance class ship in the Med, so Captain Hayes could get us out of a port call in Catania by claiming our draft was too deep.
Frinzi, Anthony (Tony)May 1979 – Dec 1980MWas Ship's Oil King
Smith, Mark/ Aka.arthurGsm3May 14, 1979 – Nov 20, 1980M divisionHAD A GREAT TIME GOIN ON MED CRUISE. STILL REMEMBER COOKOUTS ON FLIGHT DECK HANGIN OUT IN FLIGHT DECK BLOWOVER NETS AND PLAYIN GUITAR ON FLIGHT DECK WITH SEAMAN BOWES FOR ALL YOU GOOD PEOPLE I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO SERV
Hagerich, MatthewEN- 2Jun 1979 – Dec 1983A-GangAC &R-Refers-Hydrullics-Water- Shaft Alley- whale Boat and Captains Gig was home for me. Didn't know it but Dam good 4 years. BUDS Pablo, Toni, Andy, Mamma Malama, Joe D. Rudy, Dino,Gibbie, Miss ya and a bunch more!
Byard, JeffreyHT2Jul 1979 – Mar 1982R DivisionI am looking for Harold Dean Harrell, with whom I served in Antarctica W/O 82-83 on the ice. The best firefighter I ever had the opportunity to service with. Best time of my career!
Hayden, KevinSTG2Jul 5, 1979 – Sep 12, 1982Combat SystemsMany great memories of many exceptional shipmates. In our collective hearts DD-963 will forever be haze gray and under way.
Wright, JimmyGMT2 Aug 1, 1979 – Jun 28, 1982ASROCIt seems like yesterday , Grit, Dingus, Vick, Guy, LJ, and Frits,
Parry, Robert CBM3Sep 1979 – Jun 19841ST5 years was a long time to spend on one ship. I am Glad it was the Spruance. She was a Great Lady and a fine place to call home. She took me from Panama to Australia and everywhere in between. From the Black Sea, to the Caribbean. It would
Youngworth, JohnE1,2,31980 – 1982ASROCWhat great memories...Spain, Italy..103 days at sea..GITMO The turnaround in the channel
Dunbar, IvanSTG21980 – 1984Combat SystemsAwsome ship! I had a great time on her. Who is the bonehead who decomissioned her?
Fuentes, DennisCTR1(AC)1980 – 1982OZ
Balante, William/boss HogPN1/E-61980 – 1981NavigationPNSN Rose who taught me how to use Xerox 360 computer. CDR Shepard great CO. PC1 Foley and DK1 Coder who helped me make all the news shows we did for the crew and the different skits we put on. The crew was the best. Flying out of Bahrain.
Barfiel, KenSTG1980 – 1981WeaponsWow-this brings back memories. This ships was one fast boat back in the day of 1980. I remember the fire in the sonar dome in Portsmouth yards. Fatality for the yardbird that started it
Garley, Adam Aka Hands Of StoneTM31980 – 1983combat missilesone awesome ship lots of good times the thing I will remember the most is knocking people out I went 16-1-1 aboard that ship my only loss was at Virginia state golden gloves at Virginia Beach I got ripped off .but you know he is probably still hurting LO
Garley, AdamTM31980 –CM
Battaglia, MarkMM1980 – 1981A
Fahlbusch, Randall (Busch)STG2Jan 1980 – Dec 1980Weps
Coster, DavidIC2 / IC1Feb 14, 1980 – Feb 1984EE05Do you remember swimming in the Panama Canal, going thou the Suez Canal, going through Portsmouth shipyard, getting kicked out of Gitmo and then sent to Ingalls in Pascagoula. I Do! had some of the best and worst experiences of my life.
Parry, MichaelOS !Apr 1980 – Apr 1987OIThe silent warrior! The first and the finest! We had the best crew both enlisted and officer. It was a reat honor to serve aboard this fine ship under 3 different Captains of which one went on to become CNO. Congrats Vernon E.
Owens, Jimmie D.GSCSJun 1980 – Jul 1981MMy last assignment on active duty.
Townley, Bille-5Aug 3, 1980 – Dec 7, 1983OPSaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Rose, Robert (bob)PO2Aug 31, 1980 – Aug 31, 1981NavigationWorked in The Ship's Office
Tuck, JeffOS3Sep 1980 – Nov 22, 1983OII cant believe they sank the old girl! I am still in shock! It was a great learning experience and I wouldnt trade it for anything. Too bad I was too stupid to see it at the time.
Kramer, BobCTM3/2Oct 1980 – Jan 1983OZWhat fun: Norfolk, Gitmo, Norfolk, Gitmo, 'Gula, Gitmo, I/O.....guess ship's were meant to be at sea.
Bowman, PhilSR/EWNov 2, 1980 – Jan 18, 1983ozIt was fun , but life after has been the best! Ole Spru!! I guess you could say she is finally resting with her commissioning plaque!
McGaha, SteveE-4Dec 18, 1980 – Oct 10, 1984S-2 CooksGod i miss the Spruance, and all you guys...we had fun 13 countries in 4 years. She taught me a lot.. Now I am CS1 (MS) in USNR...and hotel mgr...

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