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USS Arthur W. Radford (DD 968) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Arthur W. Radford (DD 968). 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 585 crew members registered for the USS Arthur W. Radford (DD 968).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – 1998 | 1999 – 2001 | 2002 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Campbell, QuesterRM21985 – 1989OC
Campbell, TroyE-31985 – 1987MedicalHello ship mates I was it was great seeing all your names hope to hear from you.
Tinsley, Billybadasse-5 ht21985 – 1991R-div best out thereBillharley94@yahoo.com or hit me up on facebook, bill tinsley, awesome times on that ship but wouldnt have been anything without you all!!!!!
Wilson Sr, MichaelFC11985 – 1988WeaponsI worked on the CIWS systems
Ryals, RonBMMar 1985 – Dec 1988First DivisionUNITAS was a great cruise as was the Antarctica beer. Brian Fetter (RIP). Del Thompson, would like to see you again (guess it's be 10 years), I'm in California 4 -5 times a year.
Peterson, GeraldBM3Mar 10, 1985 – Nov 12, 1989DeckA Good ship for my first tour...
Sax, Rob (Lew)RM3Apr 1985 – Sep 1987OC
Hooks, DwayneQM3Apr 1, 1985 – Dec 2, 1988ex
Vanek, JimRM3Apr 6, 1985 – Sep 21, 1988ocGot to see the world, made some good friends something i'll never forget.
Whitmore, BenGSECApr 14, 1985 – Jun 18, 1989egood crew, great ship
Copeland, BillyFC2Jun 1985 – Jan 1990CSMI had a great time on the Radford. Loved the Unitas 87. Miss you guys; Brooks, Haney, Litton, Martin, Nelson, Jester, Needham, Elkins, Pinneo, Wilson, Lehmans, Beddows, Badlam, Kinsey, Stacey, Long. Great times.
Artrip, ChrisET3Jun 1985 – Jun 1987Comms/CryptoI have often wondered what has become of my old buds from the Radford. Had great times in the Caribbean, Nova Scotia, and Norway.
Byrnes, MikeEN2Jun 1985 – Apr 1989A-GangStumbled across this site and saw a couple names I remembered. I def had some good times. Unitas 87, and alot of time in the warmer climates. Muscle Beach whats up?
Johnson, KevinOS2Jul 12, 1985 – Apr 15, 1988OIUnitas Cruise
String, LeeHT2Aug 1985 – Mar 1989RWhat a time had onboard the Radford! I miss the boat, the friends...and my youth!
Aitken, MikeDC2Aug 1985 – Feb 1989R
String, LeeE-5/HT2Aug 1, 1985 – Feb 1, 1989R
Wright, James (Jd)RM2Sep 1985 – Jun 1988OCTo all my shipmates, it's a dam shame to see such a proud ship in moth balls. It was a great time in my life hope all fellow crew members are doing well.
Ceribelli, Anthonye-6Sep 1, 1985 – Oct 1, 1989oci was a Sm3 and left while we were in avendale ship yard in new orleans.
Batts, Randy "Muscle Beach"BM3Sep 10, 1985 – Apr 10, 1989DeckI had fun for 4 years met alot of good guys and partyed hard. Glad I got out now Im livin large in VA. Whats up to Miller, Best, Scott, Phelps and Chong.Holla at a brother.
Ceribelli, TonyE-4Sep 28, 1985 – Jun 24, 1989'DD 968'
Duff, Robert /robby DSTG1Oct 1985 – Apr 1988CSARadford was my second and last sea going command. Served with "Bubba" Lee, Shannon Swinehart, Paul Ring, Andy Moore and others. Civilian Tech Rep Sonny Fixx used to come visit us from time to time. Unitas '87 was a great cruise
Avery, Thomas S.ENC(SW)1986 – 1989Auxiliary
Martin, TonyFC11986 – 1988CSMCant believe its been so long would enjoy hearing from some of you guys
Harner, RayDS21986 – 1990ntdsIt was one hell of a wild ride!
Staples, JeffBM11986 – 1990DeckStarted out great, UNITAS 87, Avondale was pretty cool, after that it was hold on to your anchors and crows as the defecation made contact with oscillator. Hell of a ride, damn fine crew no matter the circumstances.
Temple, FloydE6/ET11986 – 1991CSERemember my time fondly. Made some friends that I have since lost track of.
Zdarko, MatthewBM2Jan 1986 – Aug 1990OD
Zdarko, MatthewBM2Jan 8, 1986 – Aug 28, 1990First
Kline, BenMSSNJan 10, 1986 – Dec 31, 1989S-2UNITAS 87 WAS THE BEST CRUISE I HAVE EVER BEEN ON! STILL TO THIS DAY ALMOST 20 YEARS LATER IT CANNOT BE TOUCHED, NEITHER COULD WE!
Rampersaud, HeeralallEN2Jan 12, 1986 – Jan 15, 1990AUXILARY SPENT FOUR GREAT YEARS ONBOARD LIVING IN THE BRONX NOW
Seal, S. D.HT3/DC2Feb 1986 – Feb 1990R
Alexander, ThomasMS3Feb 1986 – Aug 1989Supply
Wilson, MichaelFC1Mar 1986 – Mar 31, 1988CIWSIt was a great ship. We had a great time when we crossed the equator and transited the Panama Canal
Alexander, ThomasMS3Mar 1986 – Sep 1989SupplyThis was my first and only ship in my short 4yr enlistment! Unitas was so memorable- even today...Still have my gash in my left shin from when Skibo tossed cold soapy water on galley floor! Did Buy another KZ in 05
Allen, DarrinSTG Mar 3, 1986 – Mar 6, 1988CSAHad a great time UNITAS 87. There's nothing like your first ship.
Smith, JeffHT2Jun 1986 – Feb 1990ER01SUPPLY PO
Smith, StewartEW3Jun 1986 – Apr 1987cse
Bjorgaard, BjRMCS(SW)Jun 15, 1986 – Dec 19, 1989OCGreat ship - great crew. Best Chiefs Mess I was ever associated with. BJ Bjorgaard, RMCM(SW), RET
Lee, Jamesht2Jun 27, 1986 – Jun 28, 1989Rhad a great time on this ship with every body in repair
Gilmor, KevinDS2Jul 1986 – Oct 30, 1990CSESome of the absolute best (and worst) times of my life wouldn't trade the experience for anything.
Ridlon, Mike "Bucky"GSM3Aug 1986 – Feb 1988mer1 (foward hole)unitas '87 Engineering was a real tight crazy bunch of people. we had 4 tables on the mess deck reserved only for us...no one else dared sit there without invitation!
Reilley, MikeBM3Sep 1986 – Jun 24, 1990DeckGreat days, and did alot of growing up onboard. It was a great ship made better by the very sailors that took her to sea. I'm a Coastie now and retiring this year. I will always have fond memories. UNITAS 87' was the best.
Aldridge, EricE-3/TMSNOct 1986 – Jun 1990Unk by next of kinDeceased 23 April 2010
Reilley, MichaelBM3Oct 1986 – Jun 24, 1990Deck/OD/1st Division was there any other??????Hey all. I just found this site. Great memories. If you want to contact me I can be reached at mreilley1@cox.net or via facebook at Michael Reilley
Kinsey, JayFC2Oct 31, 1986 – Feb 28, 1991CSMNow that I've done my 20, I look back upon the Ready Radford days as some of the best. She was my first ship. Of course, there was UNITAS 87 and New Orleans! Do not miss getting uw w/o water though!
Clark, JohnSEAMANNov 1986 – May 1988First mostlyHard to believe she is getting decommissioned. It doesn't seem that long ago!
Reid, ErrolGSM3Nov 1986 – Jul 1990MPGREETING TO THE CREW MEMBER I SERVE WITH AND THE ONES THAT SERVE BEFORE AND AFTER ME.... BLESS......
Young, ChuckQMSR-QM2Dec 1986 – Sep 1990Navigation
Grove, RobertSK2Dec 16, 1986 – Oct 16, 1989A-Gang / StoresString , Zadarko, great times on Unitas and in New Orleans. Rodeo kicked my ass but duty ay Seal Team Six kicked ass in a good way! BTW, 46 and still skateboarding! I watched Her sink today on Fox News. :(
Robinson, JamesSHC(SW)Dec 29, 1986 – Jul 5, 1990S3

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