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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
Wilbert, BrianET21987 – 1990CEI was on the CRASHPAC and had the shirts made in PI. I got a week off in PI, to find a place for a ships party. The party was good and so was the peso show and the raffle for the girls. Were you a winner?
Sturdevant, MarkE3Jan 3, 1987 – Jul 3, 1987
Rosko, John "Baby Doc" , "cinda-rosko" (Did All The Strippin/waxin)HN/HM3 retired HMC(FMF)Jan 10, 1987 – May 8, 1989MED I did all the scut work in Medical (i.e. stripping and waxing)...HTCS Tart pronouncing debrix as "Debra" cracked me up...HM2 Crisp jumping onto a tug boat and getting an LOA while HTs got Nams for a Fire Drill
Lee, RobertIC3Feb 1, 1987 – Apr 12, 1991Engineering then Combat SystemsMany great times. Can't believe I made it through 7 CPT Masses and they wanted me to re-enlist! Good times great crew....
Sanders, William (Sandy)OS3/OS2Feb 21, 1987 – Feb 18, 1989OIKINKAID showed me what a TIN CAN Sailor is all about.
Tomasek, MichaelSTG1 (SW)Mar 1987 – Jun 1991CAWOW! Great to see so many familiar names! The 'Kinky D' really was the "Gray Bitch from hell" but she was ours! It is a little ironic that I settled down near LT McPhee's hometown.
Hansen, JohnNC1Mar 2, 1987 – May 9, 1991XWas onboard through the shipyard periods and the ill-fated Westpac of '89. Left in '91 and got 10 years younger in no time. Would enjoy hearing from some old shipmates.
Melly, JasonApr 1, 1987 – Apr 1, 1991OSHollar waz up boys of Kinky D. Rich,Scott, Flan Man, Boys from CIC Survived Wreck and STD's from PI. Wish all well. Keep on Rockin. Vegas baby
Viel, JohnPC2Apr 30, 1987 – May 30, 1988Admin
Scalet, Earl R.FC3May 1987 – Jul 1991CF-FoxServed as member of CIWS crew (Pre-Block 1). Went through re-fit at NASSCO, Then to Persian Gulf. Was onboard Nov 11, 1989 at 5:14am for collision. This was a great ship, with a great crew and little bad luck.
Pehle, JohnFC2May 1987 – May 1991CSGGreat to see the names of my old crew. Man what some great times and memories. Member of the crew for the collision. Never forget you guys..
McGee, Carl O.GSM1May 22, 1987 – Mar 6, 1990Main PropulsionI was on Kinkaid during the collision. We had t-shirts made in P.I. saying, "I survived the grey bitch from hell." I ran the Oil Lab at the time. I went on my first WestPac onboard this ship.
Viel, JohnPC2May 31, 1987 – May 31, 1988adminSpent my final year in the navy going through overhaul with you bunch a pukes!
Viel, Johnpc2May 31, 1987 – May 31, 1988nav admin
Thompson, LeeYN2Jun 1987 – Nov 1991Admin
Skylstad, MichaelE-3, SONAR TECHJun 1, 1987 – Dec 1, 1989CAI left the ship about a month after we collided with a tanker off the coast of singapore. It's been almost 20 years but I'm sure everyone remembers it like it was yesterday. I just want to say hi to my friends from CA division.
Lasalle, JasonDC2Jun 1, 1987 – Jun 25, 1989R divisionAll hands brace for shock,and then all hell broke out,I was in the right place with the right crew,I thought I was a dead man that morning,thank god I was wrong,say,lets do it again,,,,,
Zengulis, MatthewFC2Aug 1987 – Dec 1990CF
Luevano, Albert Big LouENFNSep 21, 1987 – Sep 24, 1990Ai just found this site im glad to see some familiar names i would like to see or hear from some A gangers and other guys from the crash pac i live in las vegas call me at 702 -7426778 would like to hear from you all long live the kinky d
McAlister, JohnEN3Oct 18, 1987 – Sep 18, 1989A DIVHey guy some of the best times of my life and the sad thing is I didnt know it when I was in would do anything to see you guys. well some of you :) look for you on facebook and give me a call 614 270 9191 SHIPMATE!!! :)
Wright, KirkOS3Nov 13, 1987 – May 14, 1990OPSDo you all remeber those months we had to spend in PI. All the beer and women we wanted.
Thompson, BrentFNGSMDec 22, 1987 – Sep 29, 1989Oil Labi got off justs in time, before you all hit the other ship
Flannery, GregoryQM3Dec 27, 1987 – Aug 9, 1990Nav/AdSome of the finest people I have ever met!! I am proud to have been a part of it.
Jantzen, William (Buddy)DS21988 – 1991Combat Systems
Murray, WilliamCTA1 (Retired)1988 – 1991Outboard
Lichtig, CraigEn2/E51988 – 1991A DivisonYes I was on it During the Crash
Hoeft, Patrick/billRM21988 – 1991OCServed during what is now infamously known as "Crashpac 89". A lot of emotions run through my head about that fateful morning, but they all end up at the same place; we lost a fine officer and man. R.I.P Lt. McPhee
Witwer, TomE31988 – 1992RCollision at sea changed my life! Learned life is to short! Thanks to MR1 Zellner for a little piece of life's lessons!!
Manzanares, RobertGSM2(SW)1988 – 1990MP
Burgess, PaulSTG1(SW)Jan 1, 1988 – Jun 1, 1990CAThank you Master Chief Tart wherever you are for saving all our asses in the Malacca Strait after the collision, and God Bless poor Lt. McPhee. Hi to all my old shipmates!
Pierce, JameyHT2Jan 1, 1988 – Jun 15, 1991R-1The best crew and the best times. Awlays remembered even with the collision. I would really like to see my friends again. piercejs@hotmail.com Please let me know of any reunions
Thompson, SteveHT2Jan 6, 1988 – Oct 6, 1992R I miss pink bellying people for no good reason other than to be a total bastard. Ah yes, the fond memories of inciting a riotous, violent hazing on some innocent shipmate. haha, oh, the good times. ratzso1@yaho
Stewart, GjaidanEN3Feb 1988 – Jul 1992Auxilaries"Crash Pac" survivor
Scott, GarrettEWSNMar 1988 – Mar 1991OTHoping all my old shipmates are living the good life. You guys will always be my friends.
McDuffey, JackieSTG2Mar 1988 – Aug 1991CAUnbelievable. 20 years later from CRASHPAC. God bless us all. Mick, you know I was your point guard so think of this as an "assist" for that NAM (which I DID DESERVE, BRA!) Bridges is still in San Diego, as far as I know
Mickens, DarrylSTG2Apr 1988 – May 1990CAWOW! Congratulations on your achievement MAC, you earned it. How did you do it again? Because I can give you every detail of how I retrofitted the system. There are assist, and then there is thievery. Medals perish, truth is eternal.
Greenman, John (Brent)QM2Apr 1, 1988 – Apr 15, 1990Nav / AdminI see Flanney is on here. Hey Greg!. I have run into QMC Gulley and attended the decomm with XO Solem & CO Hart. I am in contact with the former HM1 Williams (left the ship as HMC) and still live in the San Diego area as a broker.
McVay, MarkLTMay 1988 – May 1990
Hurst, HeathTM3Jun 1, 1988 – Dec 1, 1991Combat Systems"Crash-Pac".....seems like yesterday. One hell of a wake up call. The Kinky-D was one big learning experience, one which I will value and remember for the rest of my life. "We're so sorry,Uncle Albert..."
Stehlik, ToddGSM2Jun 1, 1988 – Jun 1, 1990ENGINEERINGGood times, good people, way too much fun! Shout out to Fisher, Lux, Manzanirez, Riley, Mott. Never will forget that accident. Contact me. Dmarrie5@Hotmail.com
Baltimore, Brian profile iconRM3Jun 3, 1988 – Nov 1991OperationA lot of fond memories, laughing at some of the comments made because some of the things spoken I haven't thought about in years. Being dry dock in the PI for those three months was a big mistake. We gave the PI hell.
Pommerville, RichardBM 3Jun 5, 1988 – Feb 2, 1992DECKTO ALL MY BOYS GIVE ME A CALL 661-577-0075 PARTY IN VEGAS
Beene, MerrillRM 3Jun 11, 1988 – Jun 25, 1992OPERATIONSSOME OF THE BEST DAY IN THGE NAVY WAS ON BOARD THE KINKAID. RINO POWER!
Smith, MartinQM3Jun 14, 1988 – Jun 14, 1992NavigationIf I stop long enough to reflect back I can still see the faces of those I served with even though the experience seems to be a blur. Yes we had a catastrophic collision that is undenniable but Men we didn't loose her to that I say "Well done
Wildman, JodyGSM3Jul 1988 – Feb 1991MPCrash survivor! I would be glad to here from any of the old shipmates.
Williams, SteveHMC (SW)Aug 1988 – Mar 1991MedWould love to hear form any CRASHPAC '89 survivors.
Pringle, RogerFC2Aug 1988 – Apr 1992WeaponsWill always remember CrashPac '89. Spending all my time up on the 04 at mount 22 (double duece) or hanging with the singnalmen. Still looking for Zengulis and Rickard and Scallet
Kimbrel, EddieE-3Aug 8, 1988 – Oct 22, 1990commanyone remember me give me a hollar
Wilson, SteveOS2Sep 1988 – Jan 1992OICrashpac '89 Survivor, got airmailed back to Gulf for Desert Storm, then back in time for another drydock adventure.
Pringle, RogerFC2Nov 1988 – Apr 1992CF - Ciws MasterWorking on 'Double Deuce' and lovin' it. We were the missle killers!
Albert, DavidCDRDec 1988 – Nov 1990Combat Systems
Otero, JacobRM 3Dec 1988 – Aug 19911ST/ OC
Brown, LeonardSM3Dec 1988 – May 1991CommunicationAs a young man, the greatest time I've had in my life was on the Kinkaid. Shout outs to Beene, Randolph, Baltimore, Smith, McDonald, and McVade.
Swank Jr, Henry LQM2 (SW)Dec 5, 1988 – Nov 10, 1990NAV/ADMINIt was a great honor to serve with each of you. 1988 - 1990!

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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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