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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
Arrabito, Michael M.SH31978 – 19821st & Supply
Kinsman, PeteOS2Feb 1978 – Jul 20, 1981OI "Bridge-Combt, new surf contact """"Ol' sailrs sit an reminisce 'bout how thngs wer on PP Of the thngs they'v seen an plcs they'v bin when they venturd out 2 sea. Ah..Athens Ouzo, GoldSouq Bahrain, Palma D Mallorca 'Ladies'..Chas, Kely, BobT.n-Shpmts Sail On
Thornton, DavidETR3Mar 1978 – Jun 1979OEEnjoyed my short time aboard Pete. I was on during trip to GITMO, Haiti, and Halafax.
Johnson, Charles/ CjRM2Mar 1978 – Sep 26, 1982OC/OPS
Lee, RonBM 3Mar 3, 1978 – Mar 18, 1980Deck ApeWhere the hell you been buddy?
Hill, GaryFTG3Apr 1978 – Aug 1981GIt would be great to hear from some of the guys in weapons from 1977-81. Serving on the Pete was quite an experience that I'll never forget.
Rhodes, Roger (Dusty)FTM2Apr 1978 – Jun 1982Fox DivisionGood times never seem to last! Good friends are hard to forget! I'm proud to have been a crew member of the "Proud Pete".
Carpenter, GregE5/GMMJun 1978 – Aug 1979GMI was one of three GMMs. Myself, Mike Moran, and David Graff. I came aboard while we were in dry dock at Portsmouth. I'm in the cruise book. Anyone who will, please drop me a line.
Stevens, RalphOS2-OSCJun 16, 1978 – Nov 4, 1982OI
Shabazz, OmarE3Jun 29, 1978 – Jul 31, 1981C.I.C.Peterson gave me life lessons and I Learned WELL Nice guys come in last!!!
Walker, Ryan (Yoda)FTG2Aug 1978 – Jul 1982G
Alexander, Godfrey [alex]ET3Sep 1978 – Dec 1978OPSTAD between ET 'A' School and Nuke School
McLean Jr., CharlesSTG-2Sep 1, 1978 – Oct 18, 1981SecondMiss the Pete, sorry she's gone.My e-mail address is subchaser@comcast.net. Moose, Primate, Shep, Arrabito. Look at the names. What a flashback.
Blackman, RichardLTSep 1, 1978 – Oct 1980Weapons Department
Mickelson, JohnLT(jg)Oct 1978 – Mar 1982Guns/DCAThe Proud Pete, what a contrast, professional, hard working, but partied hard. Some of the Wardroom antics still make me laugh. Have stayed in touch with Capt Grunwald. Couldn't have had a better Div Officer tour.
Shepherd, MarkSTG1Oct 20, 1978 – Jun 24, 1981CAChief Billy Dodge was a good chief for sonar gang. Captain Grunwald was in command. The commissioning CO was Captain Steven K. Chadwick and was the best afloat CO this navy has ever seen.
Harvin, MarkE-5Oct 28, 1978 – Jun 21, 1982navigationHad some great times and made some good friends for life. Being on the peterson was something special. Today I am a pastor married with a great family. I really treasure the time I spent aboard the Proud Pete.
Theriault, Bobby profile iconDS2Nov 5, 1978 – Apr 20, 1982OEGreat and not so great memories. 3 cruises on Pete, now looking for those I sailed with. Looking for ET2 Robert Miller and DS2 Randy Steele. Contact me at (bobbyt@fullchannel.net works) Where's the OPS boss Chair? I know!
Whiteley, ThomasGMT AND GMGNov 13, 1978 – Feb 4, 1981WeaponsMissing the Swoffard, Stan, Rerun, Chief Pete, Griffen, Smith,Young and the whole lot of you. Don't miss sleeping in 1st Division. Fair winds and Following seas, "twhite0522@comcast.net
Johnson, Charles CjRM3Nov 15, 1978 – Sep 10, 1982oc
Mehr, Tomms2Dec 11, 1978 – Sep 7, 1981supplyi too am a proud "british embassy raider". chris vargas and i had many a party at our apt. across from odu. had a blast on that ship.
Witzenfeld, JackHM11979 – 1982
May, Michael1979 – 1981APete was first ship, Came on pete in Baharan. made Med/IO had yard period to get rope off prop in Grease. Did 2nd Med/Io and got transfered left ship in Baharan. Anyone here from Mingo (gromp) or Mike Sadlon EN2, or ENC Martin E-mail if you know me
May, KennethRM21979 – 1982OC01Charnota, you're a knucklehead! It was Mazzoco!! Billy was great! Worked hard, played hard on the Pete! Mooned "Washing Machine Charlie" in the Straits. Full power was AWESOME! BEWARE OF JET BLAST! RIP PETE!
Call, DaveSK2Jan 5, 1979 – Sep 20, 19821st and S-1Without question, my experience on PP was defining...(in retrospect:>) Great crew... great times... lifelong memories! The proverbial phrase: Work hard/Play hard was alive and well... Godspeed to all!
Ledon, RaulGSE2Apr 1979 – Sep 1980EngineeringGreat ship, great bunch of guys
Manzella, Ken, "doc"HM2Apr 7, 1979 – Mar 10, 1981MedicalWorked with Jack Witzenfeld in sickbay and really enjoyed my tour. What a terrific group of guys. We had so much fun, the poker games, playing in the Peterson Band in Bahrain. Any of you shipmates want to contact me, feel free.
Kilpatrick, WesSTG2May 1979 – Dec 19802nd
Steadman, Mark "Moose"ET2May 18, 1979 – Dec 6, 1982OEOne heck of a ship, one hell of a crew!! A proud member of the "Embassy Raiders"!! Glad the reunions are happening.
Kilpatrick, Wes (Killer)STG2Jun 1979 – Dec 19802nd Div
Van Horn, VincentPO3Sep 15, 1979 – Jul 31, 1981Propulsion Engineering( Engine Rooms)Hi guys! It's been a long time. I would like to hear from some of my friends like Jim"Hambone" Hammond& Turtle both of the Electrical Shop. My e-mail is here. Take care gang~
Astrab, RobertEM2Sep 15, 1979 – Nov 30, 1982EngineeringSaw the Pete on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico couldn't believe my eyes. Had been 33 years since I had seen her . Brings back lots of memories
Mooney, JoeQM2Sep 27, 1979 – May 27, 1983navcame to pete fresh out of high school became a man. think about you guys all the time, mark harvin ,paul gore,and alvin pyron.greatest ship ever. I was proud to serve with all of you.
Shepherd, MarkSTG2 / STG1Oct 2, 1979 – Feb 12, 19822ndWas married aboard "Pete" Oct. 2, 1981 in the C.O.'s in-port cabin.
Kunesh, TomCTI3Dec 1979 –OperationsRussian/Farsi linguist for Outlaw Camel out of Rota ... in&out of the Gulf for 2.5 years ... nicest, most modern & best air-conditioned ship in the Indian Ocean at the time ... as i recall the crew didn't like to talk with in&out spooks.
Charnota, TomRM2Dec 29, 1979 – Jun 5, 1981OCWildest bunch I've ever met, Mazco you pig you.
Willard, BarneyRM21980 – 1982OpsThe Gulf
Cook, William (Bill)EN1980 – 1982A-Gang
Ryals, RexGSM11980 – 1983MP
Vanderbrook, MichelangeloBS31980 – 1982Craziest time I spent in the Navy
Green, MonteGMG21980 – 1984Glooking for steve stanley. i keep in touch with gale bushman (pc), mark radcliff (bm), tim radcliff (tm)
Hawkins, EdGSM21980 – 1983Oil LabHad some good times -- lost touch with everyone. Anyone remember the good times? Anyone heard from Tim Ciciora?? Bob Blackstock?
Creech, RonBMJan 1980 – Jan 31, 19831stI came of age on the Pete, and will never forget the guidance of Chief Street, Mr. Zurey, and a host of others.
Vanderbrook, MichelangeloBM3Jan 1980 – 19821stGreat times, rotten times... I'm the guy that did huge paintings and various artys stuff around the ship.
Evans, Thomas WayneRM3Feb 1980 – Dec 4, 1983OCTook Radio Shack Thru GTIMO 83 And First Shipyard Period
Bailey, RichardOS3Mar 6, 1980 – Feb 15, 1985OI-O1Here lately wondering where and the folks I served with on Proud Pete are doing these days.
Radcliff, TimTM3Mar 15, 1980 – Nov 7, 1983WeponsGOOD OLD PETE.ALWAYS UNDERWAY...BUT GOOD TIMES. PALMA SPAIN,TOTALED A CAR WITH MARK STEADMAN AND KENNY LONGSHORE. MOOSE GIVE ME A SHOOT. AND IF ANYONE KNOW WHERE PAUL GRIFFIN IS GIVE ME AN E-MAIL.
Tapp, CharlesMSSAApr 21, 1980 – Oct 3, 1983Supply-1I was sad to hear the Proud Pete was used for target practice.I'm sorry I didn't serve my shipmates as well as you all served me and this great country we live in.Thankyou,for your service,Great Americans.
Ratliff, Dale RatAD2Apr 29, 1980 – Mar 30, 1981HSL-34 DET-1INCHOP Rota liberty lasted 4 hours back to the ship hand cuffed and leg ironed,What a night!
Gore, PaulQM2May 1980 – Feb 24, 1984NavigationProud Pete was the best in the fleet, a piece of me went to the bottom with her. Was proud to serve with the crew from 80 to 84 they are some of the best people I have ever known.
Combs, RobertEW-1May 1980 – Sep 30, 1981OEJoined the ship in 1980 just before the '81 deployment. Worked for Steve Carb___. Bronco what ever happened to you?
Lane, MichaelEW2May 1980 – May 1981OE
Leopardi, Eugene,leoMSSN E-3May 15, 1980 – Nov 1, 1981supply MSRemember the pizza parties? And private movies?
Walsh, MikeHT2May 19, 1980 – Jun 24, 1983Repairto all you Squids from the '80-81 Persian Gulf Deployment, Have A "Good Peterson Day"
Hawkins, NormENSJun 1980 – Mar 1983OCThanks to all for making me a sailor.
Penvose, KevinSTG2Jun 10, 1980 – Sep 20, 1981SecondI can't believe they used the Greatest ship in the U.S. Navy as a target!! I'll never forget the day we left the Persian Gulf and flew the Mickey Mouse Flag, saying, - - - - IRAN. penvosekb@yahoo.com
Lockhart, PaulGMT2Jun 15, 1980 – Aug 15, 1982
Street, A.f.BMCJun 30, 1980 – Jun 30, 19851st CPOThe best ship I ever served on , in 24 year carrer. ,
Schultz, DanielYN1Jul 1980 – Nov 1981Admin
Seery, KevinLTJul 1980 – Dec 1983Fox/CICYes, Joe Valach, I knew about the Penthouse.
Stewart, DeanFTM 3Jul 15, 1980 – Jul 14, 1982WeaponsIt seemed like we were always underway on the Peterson. Great crew, good friends; sad to see her decommisioned.
Shinn, SteveSTG1Aug 1980 – Apr 1983AMovies on the flight deck while patroling the Straits of Hormuz...Beer in the Boat...who can forget?
Raines, BiffDSC (SW)Aug 1980 – Feb 1984OEBest ship in the world to make Chief on! GOD BLESS THE PETERSON CHIEFS!
Steele, RandyDS2Aug 1980 – Jul 1982oe
Curcio, PeteFNAug 26, 1980 – Mar 30, 1984EWorked in the Electric Shop. Was Movie Operator.
Huntington, DonaldSENIOR AIRMANNov 1980 – Dec 1980Voice interceptI was an Air Force Persian linguist on TDY for about 10 weeks. I cross-decked from the LaSalle to the Pete. I filled in for Tom Donohue so he could get some r & r. I loved being in the navy for a couple months.
Womack, PatOS2Nov 1980 – Jun 1985OI
Ploegstra, MarkGSM1Nov 30, 1980 – Aug 20, 1985MPI will never forget my days aboard "Proud Pete". Had some really good times and made some good friends. Too bad she's nothing but a memory now.
Jumbelick, Edward A.E6/OS1Dec 4, 1980 – Mar 30, 1984OIFirst Sea Command.
Crane, KevinOS2Dec 15, 1980 – Jun 16, 1985OPS DIVISION

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