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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 694 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
Deitering, JohnGSM 21983 – 1986m.p.
thomas, MikeBM31983 – 19851st and onlyGREAT SHIP, GREAT CREW!! SAD ABOUT THE DECOMM AND SHOCKED ABOUT THE BEING A TARGET! THE KINKAID WILL ALWAYS LIVE IN MY HEART!!!
Dunmire, PaulE21983 – 1985FuelsIt was fun.
Hollywood, Michael P.GSMFN1983 – 1986MPHad some good times on 965, met some great people especially in ENG. Dept., regret not keeping in touch, but will never forget!
Horton, BarryGSM11983 – 1988MPGood Ship and Crew
Brazil, ClayFTM31983 –foxHello all :) I just googled the kinkaid and found out she had been sank as a target. what a pity :( I had a great time on board under 2 captains and did 2 wespacs. If you recognise my name HMU
Craft, JonGMG21983 – 1986CGBelieve it or not I miss my time at sea.
Rambo, KenJan 1983 – Jun 1986OPS
Pettibone, MikeEN2Jan 2, 1983 – Jan 2, 1986A - Gang
Webb, Raymond/rayboEW2Feb 1983 – Jul 1984EW2 Fred Chang, where are you now...Kauai?? How about Robert S. Lyons and Jerry Bongard? I saw CWO Bongard in London England 2002 Drop me an E-Mail
Geerhart, BrentDS3Feb 1983 – Dec 1986Combat SystemsWas a great westpac 84. Sorry to hear she is at the bottom of the sea!
McClure, VirgilOSFeb 2, 1983 – Mar 2, 1987OI
Rutherford, RoyceYN3Feb 10, 1983 – Sep 2, 1985deck/admin
O'berry, SteveSMSNMar 1983 – Jan 1985Ahh, my first ship. You never forget your first ship. She was neat and clean, and had a fine trim. And what a joy to ride! I'll miss her till the end of my days even though I shared her with those heroic characters, Rocky and Rambo.
Laliberte, GaryHT1Mar 1, 1983 – Jun 1, 1986A, E & RMade 2 cruises, awesome ship, came there from a Korea era destroyer. Seyschells was awesome, anyone remember the orphanage (still have alot of pictures). Anyone heard from Mike griswald? He came back to the Navy, now he owes me something!
Masterpolo Jr., R.michaelPETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS (GMG)Mar 10, 1983 – Jun 15, 1985Weapons
Murry, RaymondYN2Apr 1983 – Jun 1985ADMIN
Parmer, ThomasGSE2Apr 1, 1983 – Feb 22, 1986MPMost fun I ever had. 2 WestPacs, everyone was a hero in my book. MP Division .....we make the power you need.
Asermely, JimE-3Apr 1, 1983 – Jul 5, 1985M.P.forgot most of the names.(been a long time ) had some good times. should have been more serious about my job instead of partying and chasing girls,(I was only19).sad to hear they sank her. wanted to see her one more time
Averett, GeneEW3Apr 15, 1983 – Dec 15, 1986OEHey Ray Webb send me an e-mail and let me know what you have been doing.
Johns, Albert (Rick)ET2Apr 23, 1983 – Jul 23, 1986Combat SystemsMade one and half westpacs.Changed out and engine while anchored in gulf of oman.Did plenty of sub hunting with TASS.
Van Nest, Dana Aka Man StorkE-5 God only knows whyMay 20, 1983 – May 15, 1987CALavertu, Locke, Cowhead, Lennaman (Lenny), Beale, Gilbert (Mikie), Keul, and yes I was glad when he made chief, Senior Chief Spackman, all of the OTs, and yes I was glad when they got off my boat as well.
Lacy, Kelly WRM3May 28, 1983 – Oct 1, 1985CommunicationsI had a good time aboard Kinky-D..I was on Staff duty on Enterprise during the 84 cruise, so I missed the Seychelle Island port visit. Damn...
Conner, AubreyOSSN/OS3Jul 15, 1983 – Apr 21, 1986OIThis was my first ship, (of many ships) trips to Tijuana, Seattle, Vancouver, Juneau, Hong Kong, Pearl Harbor, Phillipines and Seychelles, I spent 11 years in the reserves afterwards. Fred,Virgil, Scott, Steve and Tim
Tate, Francis (Tater)OTA2Aug 1983 – Nov 1986LOVED the Seychelles!!!!!! Ane Hong Kong was pretty cool to!
Fife, DavidOTM1/OTMC(SW)Sep 1983 – Feb 1985OTBrought the TASS van aboard, served as OT Division officer. Made Chief, earned ESWS, and made WESPAC/GULF/Indian Ocean cruise(Seychelles was great).
Bade, MichaelDS1(SW)Oct 1983 – Oct 1985CEA Spruance Class destroyer such as the Kinkaid was quite a change from the Adams Class destroyer I served on - the USS Towers (DDG-9). The crew I served with on the Kinkaid were always professional when the need arose .
McCarty, Steve (Mac)HT2Oct 15, 1983 – Sep 5, 1987REPAIRHAD GREAT ON THE KINKY-D,MANY GREAT PLACE SEEN,LOTS OF FRIENDS WISH WE WERE STILL IN TOUCH,HAD REUNION WITH SCOTT R & MONTY C IN THE 90'S IN MEMPHIS TENN.WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM ANYONE DURING MY TIME ON BOARD
Caradori, BrianE-5/PN2Oct 15, 1983 – Apr 15, 1985Ship's OfficeWorked with YN2 Murray, PN3 Cole, Cheif Devera, had a great time on this ship. Seychelles, Shellback, and the wonderful Phillipines. Probably going to Disney Jan 08 for reunion. bcaradori@verizon.net
Nickell, ScottOS1(SW)Nov 1983 – Jan 1988OIMy first and best ship. Stuck it out and retired as an LDO-LCDR. Attended the Decom with OSCM(SW) Bosse and CDR Jerry Provencher and Gary Wittmer.
Cole, MonteNov 23, 1983 – Jun 16, 1986AdminWhat a great ship and time. Ran around with Steve Mac, Scott Rittinger and Jake; Seycelles was great. My dad was a Tiger and he still talks about the ship. Sad day when the sunk her. She will always be a part of my life;
Gillies, BruceGSM1Nov 30, 1983 – Mar 5, 1985MPVery interesting cruise. Made Shellback on our way north from Seychelles. Captain Tobias was in command.
Giffen, KirkSTG1(SW)1984 – 1986Combat SystemsHad a good time on the Kinky D. Retired in 1999 and now work in Kansas Ctiy
Darcy, Dave "Dank"ET-2Jan 1984 – Jun 1985CommunicationsMiss the ol' Kinky D. Great friends. Anyone hear from Sir Dino or Cappilitto would love to hear from them.
Engle, TerryEn3Jan 1, 1984 – May 30, 1986Oil LabHad a good time haze gray and under way. Spent alot of long hours in the oil lab and transfering and recirculating fuel.To bad she is gone.
Mason, GeorgeEW3Jan 13, 1984 – Feb 7, 1986CEFreddy Chang, "Junior" Cochran, Steve Kullman and the rest of the Kinky-D CIC crew - Hope you are all well. I turned in my squid suit for Army Green - Infantry Major now - Remember the Seychelles!
Rittinger, Scotthospital corpsmanFeb 1984 – 1985sickbaySome of the best memories I have are from when I was stationed on the Kinkaid. We went on a west pack in'84. I never received my cruse book. Can anyone help me to get one? sprittinger@gmail.com
Cochran, Garnett (Junior)EW2Mar 3, 1984 – May 28, 1988OperationsA time in my life,and real friend I'll never forget! What a ride!
Wilder, Scottgmg2Apr 1984 – Sep 1989cg
Thanhauser, ToddIC2May 1984 – Jun 1987ECame onboard just before West Pac, worked with ICmen Adamd,Lawrence,Scott,Airey, McCallum,Boswell,Lewis. I remember we rigged the phones in forward IC to disconnect the Chief Engineers shore phone so we could use it ourselves.Some of the best times!
Behrens, MikeET1May 25, 1984 – Sep 3, 1986OEFlew to Pearl to meet up with the crew. It was the first leg of a WestPac. I'll never forget the Shellback initiation. That was a cruise to remember. Became part of a ASW squadron afterwards and were always haze gray and underway after that.
Wedrickas, Rob (Freak)QM3Aug 1, 1984 – Apr 14, 1988Navigation ?Had a great time on west pac, Seychells, Jueno Alaska and many more see a few old names. I am in contact with David Ulch,David Burns. Like to find Jeff Mc Connell, Dennis Timmerman,James Bryant (ESW Pin) Bob singer& more
Greene, ShortyQM3Aug 13, 1984 – Jun 11, 1988NavI was a angry kid from the south,went to mass more times than i can count. But the kinkaid taught me about duty and honor .Now I am a military policeman Thanks for helping me grow up.
Carter, GregGSM#Sep 1984 – Sep 1986MPMiss all of those guys I worked so close with. Wish I had only stay to retire. Great trips and loved the Shellback times.
Guy, Johnniems3Sep 2, 1984 – Aug 17, 1988food serviceYes I remember Alaska plus all the other ports especially Hawaii coming back from 1984 west pac.
Hanchon, ChuckDC2Sep 10, 1984 – Feb 1, 1990ERAN AWESOME TOUR WITH THE BEST BUNCH OF GUYS!! DINO, RUBEN CORTEZ, TRACY OLSON, HENNE, ZELLNER, WAGS, HOLLYWOOD, THOMPSON, GREEN, PIERCE, AND SO MANY OTHERS. WE PUT A LOT OF WATER ON THAT FRICKIN FIRE! ALWAYS A DAY I'LL REMEMBER. RIP SEAN!!
Kullman, SteveOS 2Oct 15, 1984 – Feb 27, 1987OIGreat experience and memories on the kinky D - Hello to Scott Nickell, George Mason and the rest of the CIC crew!
Antonio, ArturoE-4Nov 1, 1984 – Jul 7, 1987ElectricalWill miss Kiky-D.
Hickman, Robert/bobET 2Nov 13, 1984 – Nov 12, 1990CSE1member of crashpack '89'
Brown, MattLTDec 1984 – Sep 1989MP/CALots of blood, sweat and tears - but my shipmates on Kinky-D did great work and I was proud to be part of the team
Henderson, MikeBM3Dec 1984 – Apr 1988Deck
Henne, GregHT2Dec 25, 1984 – Oct 1988R
Starkey, AlanBM2Dec 26, 1984 – Mar 1988Deck
McConnell, Jeff (Mac)SM1Dec 28, 1984 – Feb 6, 1990OCReally getting old, only recognized a few names. See a couple of my "skivvy waver" buddies are on the list. What's up "Whinny"? Was sort of hoping to see "Thunder Thighs" on the list. ljmcconnell461@hotmail.com

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