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USS Caron (DD 970) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Caron (DD 970). 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 583 crew members registered for the USS Caron (DD 970).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1977 | 1978 – 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – 1995 | 1996 – 1998 | 1999 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Webb, SteveE61983 – 1985OT
Leathem, JefferyENCSW1983 – 1986A-DivThe best time I had in the Navy with the group of guys in A-gang I still miss it today. To bad she had to be sunk
Clay, Derrick profile iconRM2Jan 1983 – Jan 1987OCHAD FUN ON THE CARON THE WHOLE CREW BROWN, MCLAIN. SESSOMS SMITTYHOOP MCDAWELL. CREAM FRYE MCRAE JERNIGAN CHIEF LITTLE, FRYE THAT SHIP WAS OFF THE HOOK
Bruening, DanPC 2Jan 8, 1983 – Aug 3, 1984Navigationhope you got all your mail while I was there
Hendershot (rusty), George REN2Jan 15, 1983 – Jan 15, 1985A GangThe dates servered are approximate, give or take a month or so. Like most of the rest of you, I can't believe they sunk her. Had a memorable time aboard her. I remember making boat runs in Grenada, Visiting Italy 3 times. Christmas Eve midnight ma
Pelurie, Jeffrey TE-3Jan 31, 1983 – Apr 8, 1983OIWas on Caron for a short time.I sustained a shoulder injury on the way to Gitmo, and spent a month in RR Naval Hospital, nevertheless I absolutely enjoyed my short time on Can Do Caron. Sorry to see her decommed and then sunk.
Henderson, RobertBM2Feb 1983 – Sep 19861STREALLY ENJOYED MY TIME ONBOARD, WISH I HAD STAYED. WAS DISAPPOINTED TO LEARN HER FATE.
Coffin, RobertCWO 4Mar 1983 – Nov 24, 1985CSEBest ship ever served on; best crew; plenty of water.
Black, RobertSH1Mar 14, 1983 – Jul 16, 1986Supply - Ship's StoreMy first LOVE, She was a fine Ship, "Can Do" Caron. Great working with LT Fox, also. Both CO's were the best on the Sea.
Gallagher, Michael (Red)EN3Mar 16, 1983 – Apr 17, 1985A-GangSome of the best times of my life. Made me who I am now
Beede, MichaelGSM2 (SW)Apr 1983 – Jul 1986MPSuch a sad ending to such a great ship!!!!!
Naylor, WayneYNSNJun 1983 – Dec 1986NAV/ADMINI loved the Caron, she was my second ship. CMDR POLK was the best Skipper ever. We did the Gulf of Sydra, the Black Sea, USSR, Italy, France, Turkey and many other countries. She was one Combative SOB. I Miss You Old Girl.
Pangborn, RobEN#Jun 1983 – Jul 1985A-DivThe guys I served with were great guys
Ensle, FredHT2Jul 1983 – Jan 1987R
Lucas, LarryCTOCSep 9, 1983 – Jun 7, 1985OTBest experience of my 20 years in the Navy. Hard to see the picture of her being sank. The best CO I ever had...the best shipmats...
Webb, TerryEN2SWOct 10, 1983 – Oct 10, 1987A gangIt hit me hard when i found out they decommisioned her and sank her. She was a great ship served her country well and deserved better. The can do caron was always ready and willing. God bless
Kennedy, BryanET3Nov 3, 1983 – Mar 14, 1987Hey Playyeee
Krontz, StevenEn3Nov 15, 1983 – Jul 27, 1987A div.
Follette, RobertCTA1(SW)1984 – 1987OTA good ship with an outstanding crew. Would be willing to serve with you guys again.
Throop, KeithGMT31984 – 1986Combat SystemsThe Lord saved me when I was aboard the Carron, and I met my wife when we visited Haifa, Israel in '85. You could say my whole life changed while aboard that ship!
Louks, GerryEN-31984 – 1986A-gangGreat ship and crew, lots of fun, wish I would have stayed. You were right ENC.
Franklin, StevenEW31984 – 1987OTenjoyed my time on the "CAN DO" hope all my shipmates are are doing well
Bradley, ErvinRM21984 – 1987OC01Caron was my first ship and by far the best. The guys in the Radio Shack were second to none.
Davis, Paul AFN SN SM3Jan 1984 – Jun 1988MER1/SIGSA beautiful ship,a great crew, and terrific memories.
Sanders, Blakeney "blake"GMGSRJan 1984 – Jul 1984GunneryI will never forget Lebenon.
Hughes, JoeyRM3Jan 1984 – Jun 19, 1987ocHad a great time onboard and met some great people. med cruise, panama,PR,and everyother place we went. I will never forget the old radio shack.
Zittlow, Cory profile iconGSM1(SW)Jan 4, 1984 – Nov 15, 1987MPI also returned from 01/91 thru 01/93!!!
Johnston, ReggieSHSN/SH2Jan 5, 1984 – Jul 10, 1985SUPPLYI will never forget USS CARON DD970. Norfolk, Va. 1984 to 1985. RIP CARON.
Fox, BobLTFeb 1984 – Sep 1986Disbursing/Sales OfficerGreat Crew, exciting times!
Soper, DanDK2Feb 1984 – May 1987GREAT 3 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ON THE CARON.
Sanders, BlakeneyGMGSRFeb 1984 – Jul 1984WeaponsI really learned alot from everyone before going back to C and A school. I will never forget Lebanon.
Dolence, DonGMCMFeb 1, 1984 – Apr 10, 1986"G" and Command Master ChiefRemember the 591 rounds of NGFS in Lebannon? The record for MK45 rapid fire is still held by the Caron. Resd the book "Electgronic Greyhound" to learn the things we did that were SECRET then. Thanks for the memories!
Churchill, Perry - Aka SharkbaitSM2(SW)Mar 1984 – Jan 27, 1989OPSWhat a fricken great time it was. Caron was the BEST ship. Commander Harlow rocked as a Captain. Anyone out there still have the video tape of us getting rammed? My fricken ex tape a soap opera over it. Im going in the army as a medic
Neal, JimmyFC3Mar 15, 1984 – Jun 26, 19872ndWow they SUNK her? what a sad ending.. She was a great ship, Made lots of friends and memories!
Grant, LarrySK2Mar 15, 1984 – Apr 20, 1985S 1Only there for a short time but good tour, good crew.
Stevens, Glenn "Beaker"BM2Apr 1984 – Apr 19871stI enjoyed most of my time on board the Caron. Even the cheats at spades, Sinclair!Dunn! Fuckers.
Martin, EricTM3Apr 1984 – 1986WEAPONS
Smith, JayET3May 1, 1984 – May 30, 1984CSE
Farthing, JeffRM2May 1, 1984 – Feb 15, 1986OC Division
Fiory, JeffreyE5/ET2Jun 1984 – Nov 1988CSE
Pappas, KeithFC 2,3.Jun 1984 – Jan 28, 1988
Cooper, MikeE2Jun 1984 – Jun 19851st
Churchill, Perry (Sharkbait)SM2 (SW)Jun 1, 1984 – Jan 29, 1989OpsGreat time onboard. Top notch crew. Comdr. Harlow was the best Capt any crew could ask for. Libya, El Salvador and the Russians that can't drive. LEO Ops, what a blast. Tony Connors where are you
Oshaughnessy, Richard (Doc)HM1/HMC(SW)Jun 10, 1984 – Dec 10, 1987MedicalCan't believe she's gone. Couldn't have served on a better ship, with a better crew, or with a better CO (CDR Lou Harlow). Great bunch of guys in the First Class Mess, then again in the Chief's Mess. My best Navy memories are wi
Holland, BernieET2Jul 1, 1984 – Jul 1, 1987CSEGood ship, great friends and some unbelievables experiences.
Childs, JeffCTT2(SW)Aug 1984 – Sep 1987OutboardMissin the good times. My OB-SESS-ion
McGarry, Tom/macCTR1(SW)Aug 24, 1984 – Apr 22, 1988OT DivisionGreat ship had a great tour we did a lot of good steaming! Gulf of Sidra, Black Sea!
Reeh, Friedrich / FriedyE-5 HULL TECHSep 16, 1984 – Sep 16, 1989repairgreat memories. great ship. would love to here from old shipmates
Mickelson, SteveLTOct 1984 – Sep 1987DCA, Guns, MPAGreat ship, great crew and wonderful memories.
Thomas, TonyGMG2Oct 1984 – May 13, 1988combat sys
Hendrickson, BriceE4/HT3Oct 20, 1984 – Jul 25, 1987EngineeringThe Caron was a great ship.Had some great times.Would like to know what happened to Phillip Ault aka Eddie Munster.
Fleming, WertGSM2Dec 23, 1984 – Feb 28, 1990MPShe may be gone, but will never be forgotten.

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