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USS Peterson (DD 969) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Peterson (DD 969). 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 624 crew members registered for the USS Peterson (DD 969).

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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Smith, KarrieSK2(SW)0000 –
Peterson, Gunner PeteGMTC/CWO21975 – 1980weaponsprecom pete stayed untill i made warrant
Peterson, Gunner PeteGMTC/CWO2Jan 1975 – 1980ASROC GUNNERS MATE PRE COM UNTILL I MADE WARRANT
Walsh, MichaelEM3Aug 11, 1975 – Aug 11, 1980EWhat a great time we had from what I can remember//? Almost wished I'd stayed. Great crew lots of fun. Great to hear from all of you guys. Best wishes to all.
Mazzocco, WilliamRM 11976 – Jul 15, 1980OCI joined the Pre-Com Unit in Norfolk and served my full time onboard the Pete. I did my share of "steamin'". I got Better!...LOL But I learned how to be a man. I can close my eyes and remember every space onboard. Shipmates for life.
Neale, RickBOATS1976 – 1980DeckI have a lot of great memories of my Proud Pete days. Sad she is on the bottom. My family and I visited the ship a few times. It was cool to be announced DING DING plank owner arriving. reunion 09/2012 will be a BLAST!
Malone, Lemarcus profile iconYN31976 – 1977NavigationAndrew Kevin Hunter where are you?
Greene, HueyOS31976 – 1977OpsFormer PreComm, was OS3. Loved the crew, Dam Neck and Culver City training. Left in 77 for OCS, then assigned to Hewitt 969. Love to hear from you guys.
Kincaid, Rick profile iconSM2Jan 1976 – Aug 1980OCAnybody remember W.W. Herrington SM3???
Mitchell, Bill profile iconEN3Feb 27, 1976 – Mar 21, 1980A-gangPre Com crew- plank owner- Never forget nassau & i'm sure engineering birthing will not either. Like to hear from other plank owners
Hunter, Andrew Kevin , IIYN2Mar 1976 – Aug 14, 1979NavigationFrom PreCom until...Cottingham, Malone, Eiermann, Hodges, Corsey, Aree, Pearsall, Jackson, Chadwick....the list goes on. The Proud Tradition will always go on!
Soel, DougUSS PETERSONMar 1, 1976 – Apr 29, 1978operationsplank owner
Barends, JimDK3Mar 10, 1976 – Mar 10, 1979Joined the crew in Pascagoula in March of 1976 and then home port in Norfolk Va. Plankowner of this great ship
McCurdy, WilliamMS3Apr 1976 – Dec 1979Looking for any of the Plank Owers its time for a reunion
Evans, BillQM2Apr 1976 – Dec 15, 1979NavigationPre-Com Unit - discharged at completion of 1st Med cruise. Prot.Lay Leader, 1st.Librarian, 1st soccer team, selected 1st breakaway music "Star Wars" Cmdr. S.K. Chadwick is #1, a 100% class act, we loved him. with XO LtCmdr Pearsall what a comb
Winter, JimLTJGApr 1976 – Jun 1978ElectricalHi Shipmates. After retiring in 1995 I have been living in Western Australia. Having a fun time in a second career. Hope all are well.
Jetley, Justin profile iconEN3Apr 15, 1976 – Aug 15, 1978A-GangPlank Owner, part of the commissioning crew. In Pascagoula, met a lot of great guys!!! A-Gang rocked!!!
Jetley, JustinEN2Apr 30, 1976 – Aug 30, 1978"A" GangPlank owner!!
Nelson, DonaldOS1May 1976 – May 1978OI
Whitmore, BenEM 2/GSECMay 16, 1976 – Apr 1979EIt was fun, sometimes
Underhile, Stanley / Goat profile iconenfnJun 1976 – Feb 1980engineering aft engine roomprecommishing crew, was their in the begining. had lot good times and memory. 1976 to1980befor some of us went to san de ago CA. USS HEWITT. it a like the peat most sleep in fan tale houst room over the screws
Pruden, Terry (Ern)EN2Jun 1976 – Dec 1979E Forward EngineroomPre-Com in Passagoula, Plank Owner, stayed on her till first dry dock. Never forget: Schlupe, Doug, Dick, "Spock" and of course "Chief"
Gasparick, JoeEM3Jun 1976 – Mar 1979ElectricalOver 32 years ago, seems like another life but I will always remember this special time. Alot of good times and good people.
Martin, CurtisE4 #1hole snipe foreverJun 1976 – Jan 1980engineeringCan see by the words that all of you have written that we know we did it right with her "first". From San Diego to Halifax to Gitmo to Italy, many, many fuzzy memories. Live on "Proud Pete". The best to all of you.
Daly, HarryRM1Jun 1976 – Mar 1981OCPlankowner and worked in OC Div, OPS Dept. Absolutely the best Command, best commanding officer and best crew of my entire 20 year career.
Underhile, Stanley Blankflange Or GoatENFNJun 1, 1976 – Mar 19, 1980 i am a plank owner, worked number 2 engine room had one hell of a time on proud pete, went on first med cruise,in 1979, relived the flag ship laselle, in behrian, got good menories, of all and im proud of all
Gann, CharlesSTG2Jun 1, 1976 – Jun 21, 1979Weapons DepartmentI'm a plankowner! I hate that the gov sank my ship! :-( I miss the old commissioning crew and the special friends I made: Bill Evans, Jim Burby, Eli Ison, Mike Grassi, Dave Damron: I miss you guys. Jesus is Lord!
Shaffer, ChuckEN3Jun 10, 1976 – May 28, 1978M
Rumelhart, MikeQM1Jul 1976 – May 1979navigation
Briggs, DouglasDSCJul 1976 – Apr 1979OEI feel that we had the best crew and division on board the Pete. I know everyone thinks they had the best division on board and that is great. We also had the best CO of any of the Spruance Class Ships.
Shaffer, Charles (chuck)EN3Jul 6, 1976 – May 27, 1978MAs a menber of the pre-com crew it was great to be able to return for the de-com. Any one from MER1 send e-mail.
Greer, RickOSSNJul 11, 1976 – Jun 18, 1979Plank Owner
Dubois, JeffGSE2Aug 28, 1976 – Jun 9, 1981"E"I was sadly surprised to see that Proud Pete is no more. What a great ship and crew; hello plankowners and shipmates, it was good to know you.
Clark, RobertO1E/ETC/ET1Sep 15, 1976 – Jun 15, 1980OEProgressed from ET1 to O1E (commissioned LDO) and deplyed to the Med and Arabian Seas in 1979
Braniff, John P , JrRM2Dec 12, 1976 – Jun 1, 1979OCPlankowner
Dilmore, ChuckSM21977 – 1982OC
Ganley, Tim ......g-mangsm31977 – 1981mphad the time of my life ...thank you all.
MacK, Ted (Tj) profile iconSTG1977 – 1978WeaponsPlank Owner. Currently living in Buffalo City, WI.
Smith, Emmett "smitty"E-4/GSEJan 1, 1977 – May 31, 1979I am a Plank Owner of the U.S.S. Peterson. I was part of the original ship's communication crew, based out of Norfolk, VA. Eddie, Carl and others - if you're out there, GIME A Buzz Cuzz. We sailed to Gitmo, Puerto Rico, ??? and Halifax
Smith, FrankE-4Jan 5, 1977 – Aug 25, 1981
Vargas, ChrisMS3Feb 1977 – May 1980Supply
Hirsch, Mike (Petty Officer Buffalo)SH2Feb 1, 1977 – May 20, 1980Deck/SupplyMy first and Finest Command. From Pasagula (BBG-Buffa-rillo Bar & Grill) to the Outlaw Camel we were one hell of a crew. I am saddened to think she was sunk as a target. With us plankowners she lives on. I am Proud to have help shape our tradions.
Lane, AllanEM2Feb 11, 1977 – Feb 8, 1980EngineeringPlankowner.
Houle, AlHT1Mar 10, 1977 – May 29, 1980RLoved the Pete And Think of her often. Great crew Plank owners had some good times in Miss.
Ludtke, Michael Or BmsnMar 10, 1977 – 1978Deck or 1st Div.Hi shipmates!!! Bmsn Michael Ludtke Plank owner Uss Peterson DD 969 Precom unit. I'm the one that kept on banging my head from being so tall at 6'-9". Well I had to wear a blue hard hat. So enjoyed my time out at sea.
Howie, Jack (Mike)GSM/FNApr 1977 – May 1979EngineeringPlankowner
Ingram, Mike (Philly)TM3Jun 1, 1977 – Jun 1, 1980WeaponsI'm the Embassy Raider!! Bahrain!!! I'm a Plankowner!!!!
Wischhusen, WishyJun 14, 1977 – Apr 15, 1980supplyplank ownerhas anyone seen or been in contact with sk2 dunnigan??
Patz, WilliamSeamanJul 9, 1977 – Oct 19, 1979DeckWhile it not always go well with the Navy, I loved going to sea on The Pete
Utrata, PaulOS1Jul 9, 1977 – Jun 1980OIPLANKOWNER Served from comissioning 9 July 1977 until I disembarked in Cape Canaveral, Fl in June 1980. Completed the Med-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf deployment Jun 1979-1980. Looking to connect with my fellow OS shipmates
Pitts, JohnEW1Aug 1977 – Mar 10, 1980OEHonorary Plankowner. Proud Pete was a great ship, with a great crew. Great mamories. Sailing on the Vagabond on the way over to the Med was experience of a lifetime. Lt. Miller, are you out there?
Pridgen, ThomasOS 1Aug 1977 – Feb 1980OI
Overmyer, SamGSM2 (SW)Aug 6, 1977 – Feb 5, 1979MPOne of the high points of my navy career.
Smith, RonaldGSM2Aug 30, 1977 – Aug 1, 1981MPHad a fun time on a good ship
Graefen, DavidGSM2Sep 1977 – Jul 1980EngineeringPeterson and its crew was one great ship.
Irving, Tom (Primate)GSE2Oct 1977 – Jun 1981"E"Serving on the "Proud Pete" was one of the best times in my life! (also the drunkest)
Carruthers, KurdtOS2Oct 14, 1977 – Mar 3, 1981OIWould be glad too communicate with any sailors from my ship period.
Valenti, Joe (Valach!!)FTM3Nov 11, 1977 – Oct 23, 1980GMWay to many memories to list here. Any of you oldtimers remember the "Penthouse"? Karachi? Hee Hee The Sheriff never did catch us!!! Got to go on board in 2002 during fleet week in NYC. What a flashback!! Sad to think she's gone.
Smith, Ron / RjGSM2Dec 1977 – Aug 1981MHad manny a good time,she was a good ship.Hi to all the 1st crew
Arre, FrankYNSA - YN2Dec 6, 1977 – May 1, 1980ADMINMy first duty assignment. The best ship in the U.S. Navy!!!!!!!! Sad to see her go!
Kluck, MarkMRFNDec 7, 1977 – Jun 15, 1979Engineering

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