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USS Kinkaid (DD 965) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Kinkaid (DD 965). 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 692 crew members registered for the USS Kinkaid (DD 965).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 – 2000 | 2001 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Wyrostek, TedET-21979 – 1982Communications
Maurer, Siegfried (Ziggy)STG2-STG11979 – Feb 12, 1982STI cannot believe that there are not more of our names listed??? Great time on board especially during wespac80
Delaurentis, MikeLCDR1979 – 1981SupplySupply Officer
Conkling, ScottE-11979 – 1981engmiss some of the people...sconk36@yahoo.com
Curtis, LanceSTG21979 – 1982AS
Kurban, KenBM31979 –Fox-Deck DivLoved this ship!! She could shoot a rooster tail. Riggles gave me the Conn during a man overboard drill and I turned her in record time and stopped her on a dime. Best propulsion. Fire in '80 and then Murder in Guam!
Burgess, Frank Aka FlagsSm21979 – 1982CommunicationSubic Bay, Indian Ocean, free the Bahrain 16, moon dogs went undefeated, Kung fu class for free. I miss those days
Parker, StevenEN2Feb 1979 – Aug 1982A-gangWas and is still the best ship I served on while I was in the Navy. Met some great people like PC3 David Black, QM3 Clifford Brown and many others. WestPac 80 was a blast. I would do it again.
Tagle, MarcelinoPN3Feb 6, 1979 – Jun 10, 1981I started out in deck 1st division then struck for PN. I was on board the Kinkaid during the Iran hostage evac, and the Baranian 16. This was my first ship. I am a Deputy Sheriff for the County of San Diego, Ca. Keep in touch.
Fultz, ChristopherBM2Feb 10, 1979 – Jul 23, 1981DECKHello old shipmates.Was a good tour and meet great guys and learned alot. Went Subs in 87 and retired in 2002 as MSCM(SS). Kyboosdad@yahoo.com. Message me to talk.Still at sea as a Merchant Marine. Hornbeck Offshore
Nagy, John (The Nagz)OS3Feb 17, 1979 – Oct 22, 1982OILooking to get in contact with any shipmate from the Kinkaid (Finch or Riggle CO's) Contact me---yojjohnny@yahoo.com
Black, DavidPC3Mar 1, 1979 – Feb 27, 1981Nav Div (Post Office)I remember most of you from my time aboard especially from sorting the letters from home while on cruise. I enjoyed the smiles those letters brought you. I felt like I had the best job on the best ship!
Wilson, DavidDS2Mar 1, 1979 – May 10, 1981OE
Riley, JohnET3Mar 10, 1979 – Sep 19, 1982CSWhat a nice clean Ship! Enjoyed all the softball and all the good people I served with.
Temple, RodET1Apr 1979 – Dec 1981OE
Simental, VictorRM3Apr 1979 – Nov 1980OCGood memories
Hunt, RandallEN3Jun 1979 – Sep 1980MPLPO of Oil Shack
Hunt, RandallEN3Jun 1979 – Sep 1980MPLPO OF THE OIL SHACK. STARTED IN A- GANG BUT MESSED UP MY ANKLE AND ENDED UP IN THE OIL SHACK. WORKED UNDER CHIEF "ZEKE". REMEMBER THE FIRE IN 1980, CONVINCED NOT TO BE A FIREMAN, NOW A COP INSTEAD IN LOUISIANA. NOT FOND OF SINKEX!
Taylor, Gary Wild ManRM3Jun 1979 – Dec 1980OPSJust like to find some of the guys from the shack that were there when I was.
Mathews, Willie Big Mattqm 3Jun 1, 1979 – Sep 20, 1980on
Mike, DicesareET3Jul 1979 – Nov 1980My first and only ship. In 1980, we cruised to Australia, New Guinea, Japan, Korea, waters off Russian (Sea of Ohkutsk, I think), and of course the Phillipines (who could forget the Samurai Health Palace on the way to Olongapo City!). Enjoyed it all!
Costa, James L IIIEMFRAug 24, 1979 – Aug 28, 1981navy usnWAS A SHELLBACK
Michael Brown, MikeOS2Oct 1979 – Sep 1980OIGreat ship great crew. I was on board for only a year and tranfered off to shore duty to RTC Orlando. Great West Pac. I am looking for for the 80 west pac cruise book if any one wants to let one go or let me make copies of it.
Patton, JamesENS-LTOct 1979 – Jul 1983Missiles/ElectricalCame aboard as an Ensign, departed as a Lieutenant. Saw 2 deployments and a Long Beach yard period. Served mostly under Capt Riggle. Great times.
McGuire, DougSNOct 4, 1979 – Oct 4, 19831st DivisionWOW! How'd I ever make it off that ship? Sad ending to her though.
Schoonmaker, Scott/jjMS3Nov 1979 – Oct 1983MS
Cencora, John profile iconE-3 SNDec 26, 1979 – Jan 5, 1982First Division
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Bullock, Mel "Doc"HMCS1980 – 1984AdminBeing the IDC on the Kinkaid was one of the best experences of my life with some of the best people I have ever known.
Bird, AlanBM 21980 – 19831 st
Brown, Todd profile icon31980 – 1982engCant believe I just now found this site. If you remember me which I do some of you guys , shoot me a e-mail. I remember dam near everything, from the engineering party in subic bay, golden shellback dam forgot about that
Smith, James (Jim)ENS - LTJan 1980 – Nov 1983E, R, 1st, and Navigation HeadMy first tour after commissioning. Joined the "Kinky-D" shortly after her first deployment, and stayed aboard for her first overhaul and second deployment. I last saw her in Subic after the collision in the Straights of Malacca: sad to see.
Western, JeffreyHT3Jan 1980 – Jul 1983R Division
Nichols, BarryENSIGNJan 7, 1980 – Mar 31, 1980OperationsGot my sealegs on RimPac '80. Many "sea stories" later have one son and one daughter serving and upholding the family tradition. Update (years later): Multiple sons-in-law are former military! Bravo Zulu
King, BillET 2Apr 1, 1980 – Sep 1, 1982OE
Rogers, ChrisSTG2Apr 18, 1980 – Jan 5, 1985C/A Division
Pederson, RichardSEAMAN2 BMMay 1980 – Dec 19801st
Sanders, JerrySTG2May 1980 – Mar 31, 1983AS
Dodge, GregoryGMM-3Jul 1, 1980 – Jan 20, 1982Gunnery/ weapons
Bullock, DocHMCMJul 1, 1980 – Aug 30, 1985MedicalGreat ship and crew.
Sanders, JerrySTG2 - STG1Aug 1980 – Mar 1983CACan't believe that war-horse has been sunk. Are we getting that old? I always thought she'd be around as long as I was.
Spears, ChrisOS2Sep 16, 1980 – Jan 20, 1984OIWould like to here from any OS from 80-84 or anyone else.Some of the best years and times i ever spent.Contact Chris Spears at boats921@yahoo.com

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Tom Parmer Gse2Sep 1, 2019PendingJust had the 2017 reunion GATHERING names and contact info for the 2019 event. Tom

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