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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
Throop, KeithGMT31985 – 1987Combat Systems
Bright, JohnGMG21985 – 1990csg1
Dipietro, Anthony (Tony)MS31985 – Oct 1988supplygood memories,black sea ops
Timmons, ToddPC31985 – 19891st / supplyI sometimes grasp yesterdays. No cares, great friends, free travel, free rent, "way too much drinking", and sweating it all out burned by the sun,,and lifting weights.
Deitrich, DonaldOS3Feb 1985 – May 1988OIO1She was the best. Second to none!!She was always ready for duty and did her job well. She deserved better than to be sank! God bless all those who served aboard her.
Mcgraw, GregOS2Feb 1985 – Oct 9, 1989OIAn amazing tour. No doubt the best DD in the fleet. Cadillac Caron and the Harlow years. Will always have the memories.
Irvine, Michael D.OS1Feb 1, 1985 – Jun 30, 1986OITough period of time in my life. Told ya all the new XO would make things better, but life would be tough while he was doing it, Thank you XO, you did a great job. I retired in 1995 as an OSC, now I can just hang out and play my guitar, life's gre
Eichholtz, Danny R.GMC(SW)Feb 3, 1985 – Nov 23, 1988CSGThe finest crew and Captain I ever served with. The Cadillac Caron era with Capt. Harlow
Eichholtz, DannyGMGCFeb 5, 1985 – Dec 7, 1987CSGLCPO and Acting DIVO .Great friends, crew, CPO Mess and Brother duty. Proud to have served under Capt. Lou Harlow on the Cadillac of the fleet and hardest steaming Spruance of the fleet. Kudo's to the best GM and FC..
Logan, MartinSKSN/SK3Mar 1985 – Dec 1988SupplySimply the best ship in the fleet! Looking at the list of my shipmates brings back alot of wonderful memories! You guys were the best!
Piergallini, Pat /seaman StrikerFC1Mar 1, 1985 – Sep 18, 1989CSGGreat times. Carlson, Rohrer, Cover, Cole, King, Countryman, The Muse, All the GMs Fred Morris. 0000-0400 roving patrol eating wardroom food. MK86 5/54s on target hi scores. Moroccan in Palma ppiergallini@aol.com
Ralph, Kent RalphyboyGMGSNMar 15, 1985 – Oct 11, 1985gunsWhat a ship, with the great can do spirit, lots os great guys and great friends. I miss the good times, miss you all. Sad to see her gone but hey the spirit is still with all the shipmates. Please feel free to e-mail me
Ross, BenQM2 (SW)Apr 1985 – Nov 28, 1988NavigationWas proud to serve!!!!
Cryer, Petey (Ptsd)OSMay 1985 – May 1988CICFUCK ALL YOU BASTARDS!! JUST KIDDING! :-)
Finney, Timothy (Biggfinn)FTG2May 1985 – May 1987Gunnery Division was a blast to work in! We worked hard and partied hard !!!
Latsch, JimmyRM2May 1, 1985 – Aug 1, 1990OperationsReserve time.
Jones, KelleyEN1(SWJun 1985 – Sep 1988A gang./ Mp (oil lab)It's awesome that so many remember the fun times and adventure of the Uss Yorktown and the unknown destroyer
Dittmer, ChuckET2Jun 10, 1985 – Oct 10, 1990CSE Ahhhh New Orleans, MED
Lacroix, KevinMR3/E-4Jun 15, 1985 – Apr 3, 1987EngineeringOverall had a good time. The CAron was the best ship of the three I served on.
Highbaugh, MaxSTG2 (SW)Jul 1985 – Jul 1987CSAHands down, the best ship I ever served on. Deserved better than her fate. Would love to hear from my old ship mates.
Del Plato, ChipIS1Jul 1985 – Feb 1989OI
Bausman, MarkDS3Jul 1985 – Aug 1989CSE
Hoyles, DouglasE5/OS2Jul 10, 1985 – Jan 29, 1990OI
Hoyles, DouglasOS2Jul 28, 1985 – Feb 22, 1990OI
Zamora, Rodolfo ADK3Aug 1985 – Dec 1987S-4Great Ship, had a good time playing with the Ruskies in the black sea.
Ridgeway, RonaldMR1Aug 1985 – Jul 1988
Smith, Smitty JimMs3Aug 1985 – Apr 1989SupplyWho can forget Chief Williams ( I can) Combat cooks. and 2 Meds It was awsome. Love to hear from any one of you S,send me a E-mail
Johannsen, MichaelGMG2Aug 1985 – Jan 23, 1988WeaponsBest times of my life (almost)
Dodd, TonyGMM3 SWSep 1985 – May 1989Combat SystemsGMM's Rule! Cecale/Cavin/Eicholtz/Walker/GMCShackett. Good friends-Krog/Oconnell/Roberts,Best buds,Timmons/Grinvalsky. Basketball mates, Cream/Bowser/Cryer/Grissett/Marable/Payton/Perkins/Sessoms/Sullivan. Loved all the good times. Miss the trip
Dodd, TonyGMM3 (SW)Sep 1985 – May 1989Combat Systemstreasured times, friendships, cruises & sights. my first ship out of bootcamp/school, caught here in izmir turkey. wonderful crew, beautiful ship and awesome ports of call.
Anderson, RobertPN3Sep 6, 1985 – Sep 30, 1987NAV/ADMINBest ship I served on out of five outstanding ships and crews.
Chandler, BernieBM1Oct 1985 – Nov 19891STStayed 20 years. Caron was the best, miss the guys Stevens,Neal,Taylor,Judge,Nelson,Long,my Chinese Red Neck Chung Wa Ng, BMC Foote. All great guys. Ht1 Scott and his bunch were the best. GMG's were wild and crazy. Best of luck to everyone.
White, VincentRM-3Nov 10, 1985 – Apr 22, 1988
Richardville, MichaelFAGSMNov 18, 1985 – Oct 18, 1988fa gsm
Rodriguez, HarryPC3Dec 1985 – 1988AdminQuite an experience. Enjoyed it. Kind of needed it. Good memories.
Myers, KevinGMGSNDec 15, 1985 – Mar 15, 1986gunners mateserved on the caron,looking for my old chief and some of th guys i served with
Brancazio, Rick (Bronco)1986 – 1990
Dipietro, Anthony (Tony)MS31986 – 1988lots of memories some real good some bad.miss the cooks that spent alot of time with,shotgunnig beers will always be a fun memory.you know who you were.sorry to hear the ship[ was sunk sad news
Ryan, JimFC21986 – 1992CSGOh the wonders of the "old" Navy. First and best ship I was ever on. Even with the "almost" Mast. Grew up as a Sailor on her.
Moore, CurtET2Jan 1986 – Oct 1989CSEI was onboard (my 1st cruise!!) for the "Black Sea Bumping" and the Line of Death. Soon to retire as an ETC(SW).
Howlin, TimothyENS - LTJGFeb 14, 1986 – Jul 15, 1988Auxo/CommoSo many memories, most of them good! I will never forget CARON, and my shipmates. Sad to see her go.
Seifert, Greg 'Seapup / Pup'GSM2Mar 1986 – May 1989MP / EngineeringGreat ship, great memories! Regards to all who served onboard. Would like to hear from old shipmates.
Liquori, BobQM2Apr 1986 – Dec 1989NavSome of the Best and Times and Friends -- Cant Believe shes gone.
Wollan, ToddEN3Jun 1986 – Feb 1990A GANGSAD TO HEAR SHES GONE. ANYONE FROM A GANG CAN SEND EMAIL.
Bruce, DavidLTJul 1986 – Nov 1987CHENGCadillac of the Fleet!
Echols, MichaelEW3Jul 1986 – Apr 1988OTMade EWC 2001, Forced to convert to CTTC in 2002, Reduced in rate to CTT1 in March 2006, retired in April 2008. The Caron was my first ship, she broke me in. I loved the Caron and the Navy.
Wollan, ToddEN3Sep 1986 – Dec 1990ENG
Pacenta, BobLCDRSep 15, 1986 – Sep 30, 1989SupplyUnderway, shift colors. Will always remember playing our break away song,"Born in the USA" while sailing in the Black Sea.
Sparrow Jr., CliftonEW3Sep 30, 1986 – Jun 1988Cryptology/Electronic WarfareEWC Roy T. Lee was my Chief Petty Officer. Chief Lee assisted me in putting together my Naval Officer Candidate package. We were in the Black Sea in February 1988 when I pick up my ESWS, and orders to OCS in RI.
Murphy, JaySTG2(SW)Oct 1986 – Jul 1988CSAHands down best ship of the three I served on. Black Sea was fun. Eaned my ESWS here. Can't believe Caron was sunk
Quay, DanielMS3Nov 1986 – Jun 1990SupplyPasse"pussy" and Schmelig"six-six" get in touch with me. Will never forget New Orleans and Norfolk, lots of good times with you guys. Asma? Hope all I served with are doing well.
Moore, RussellE6/FC1(SW)Nov 1986 – Nov 1988Fire Control(Guns) Phalanx CIWSGot to see some of the world, instead of inside of submarine.
Shackett, JimGMCNov 1986 – Nov 1988CSA
Champagne, MarlinYNSR-YN2Dec 1986 – Jun 1990NAV/ADMINMy very first ship - many...many great fond memories with the "CAN DO" Caron aka Cadillac of the Fleet. Reading the past crew memories brought back some fond memories. I'm now an LNC
Jimenez, TonyFC1(SW)Dec 1986 – Oct 1988Fire ControlA remarkable 2 years. My first ship as an FC. Loved it.
Krump, PhilipRM!Dec 10, 1986 – Nov 30, 1989OCBranco is that you? LT Stamps! and others. This is RM2/1 Krump. ptkrump@earthlink.net

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