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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
Anderson, Jim-aka GrapeapeDC3/2Jan 15, 1996 – Oct 24, 1998RepairBest Ship, Best Crew, Best Repair Division in the Navy! Hoo-Yah to Mike Frantz, Jason Alberti, and Scott Heckert. Sad to see Caron go like that, she will be missed.
Palermo, SteveGSM22Mar 1996 – Apr 1999The Caron was my first ship, now I'm headed off to my third. I had heard about her being sank, but hadnt seen any pictures of it untill now. Unbelievable!!!
Mazzrillo, RobertFC2 (SW)Mar 17, 1996 – Jan 7, 2000CSFTHEY SUNK THE POS WITH MY CIWS STILL ON IT!!!! After all that work to keep those mounts working...
Tosh, JoeLTJGMar 21, 1996 – Apr 30, 1999Disbursing/Sales OfficerUndoubtedly the best and most formative experience of my life. I was sorry to hear of her end.
Kory, SteffenSTG2Apr 1996 – Oct 1999CSAI guess it was not all bad.
Murphy, RobLTMay 1996 – Oct 1998R & MPDCA & MPA
Wilson, MichaelE-4/GSM 3Jun 1996 – Jul 3, 1998M Division
McGinnis, MichaelOS2Jul 1996 – Jun 1999OII was a bit surprised about her sinking. It's strange to look at the pics of her going down and think, "that was HOME for three years!".
McGinnis, MichaelOS2Jul 23, 1996 – Aug 17, 1999OII had a nice time, but definite ideas about things that just wouldn't square with military life. I don't hold it against the ship, however. It was still fun sometimes.
Villarreal, VidalRM3Aug 1, 1996 – Dec 20, 1999OCHad the best experience of my young life on CARON. It would trade those memories for the world! vidalvillarreal@hotmail.com
Roby, RickEM1(SS)Sep 1996 – Oct 1997E
Letch, KennethEN1(SW)Sep 1996 – Sep 1999A / SupplyLst ship. One of the best I was on. Great people.Never forget my time onboard
Koenders, LarryDS2Oct 1996 – Jan 2001CSE/XS01
Griffin, NateGSMFA to GSM2 while there1997 –MPCaron was my first ship and she taught me to be a true GSM. Little did I know that she would set me up to stay for 20
Truitt, JayETCJan 3, 1997 – Oct 14, 1999CSEWhat a great ship! We had some good times.
Lemon, KevinE5Jan 7, 1997 – Jan 5, 2001Od01My time on the Caron was the most enjoyment that I had with the navy. I really enjoyed the crew
Barns, DerrickFC2Apr 9, 1997 – Jul 22, 2000CSV
Wagner, ArnoldBm3May 7, 1997 – Oct 15, 2001OD01I was on the last crew ever to serve on the Caron. I miss that rusty old tub.
Williams, Lionel profile iconSH3Jun 12, 1997 – Jun 12, 2000SupplyGood Times! I had so much fun!
Klein, RickSM1Jul 1997 – Aug 2001She was a awesome ship with an awesome crew,especially oc and nav dept. sure do miss the gooch(sm1)..And the nato cruise was awesome for my last deployment on caron.
Adkins, Nathaniel (Nate)BM3Sep 16, 1997 – Jun 10, 2001OD01It's me Boats
Adkins, Nathaniel (Nate)BM3Sep 18, 1997 – Jun 10, 2001OD01Living in Florida is awesome. anybody that knows me hit me back.
Thompson, Donald.BM2Oct 1, 1997 – Jul 11, 2001OPS/ OD01Great times and wonderful memories will always remember the crew and the punt boat aka love boat by the way married Kong and have two semi-great kids
Rochford, JohnPN3Dec 1997 – Aug 1998AdminI was shocked to hear that the USS Caron sunk. I would like to know if there were any crew that lost their lives. I had a few friends onboard and want to know who lived and lost their lives. Contact me at JTROCH8500@NETZERO.COM. Thank you.
McClure, Michael (Mac)E4/SH3Dec 1997 – Aug 2001Supply (S3)Man, seeing those pictures of her on her side tugs at my heart. Had alot of great memories, met some of my dearest friends and had the time of my life with that ship. She was my home and my friend.
Norton, EricFC1(SW)Dec 1997 – Oct 2001CSG
Norton, EricFC1Dec 30, 1997 – Oct 20, 2001CSF/CSG
Barnes, JeremyOS31998 – 2000I am very shocked to hear she was sank. I had some of the best friends and times of my life. Great ship and crew.
Tomasacci, JasonSTG31998 – 2000Sonar
Royer, PatrickBMSNFeb 1998 – Mar 2001OD01She was the only ship I ever served on but she will always be in my memories.
Mena, PaulBMSN/SH3Feb 2, 1998 – Apr 2, 2000DeckI worked in the Deck Department tnan I went and took the test for SH and became SH3 and went to the uss cole in 2000
Williams, ArthurCTR1(SW)Feb 18, 1998 – Dec 23, 2000OT01
Sutton, ChrisGMSA/SN/3/2Feb 27, 1998 – Feb 23, 2001CSGGreat ship and great crew. Had a great Chief and great gun mates. Congrats Sal!! too bad MT52 had to go down with her (we just replaced her a year before!!!) also met a great friend there, miss that. Caron Can Do!!!
Shifflett, ChuckQMC(SW)Mar 1998 – Oct 2001NNO1I have to many memories to list, Caron was a great ship with an awesome crew.
Hammersley, JohnSTG2May 1998 – Jun 2000CSAHad some good times, and some bad. But for the most part it was worth it.
Hansen, EdwardSTG2(SW)Jul 13, 1998 – Oct 23, 1999CSABack in san diego after two other ships, Had a great time with those that remember
Miller, JeremiahAug 1, 1998 – Sep 1, 2001
Healis, JaysonRM2Aug 10, 1998 – Sep 1999OCI apaulogize to my shipmates 4 not arriving apon board to receive my instant upgrade. I learned that my "A"School instructor was to sail with me, but if anyone knew or heard of me please write so we can build a relationship which was 2B done fo
Soldana, SalGM3Aug 25, 1998 – Aug 25, 2001Lots of great memories and met lots of good friends with memorable times overseas. But most of all I found my soul mate big headed Stacy Soldana that has given me my son Sal jr and is having baby #2. Gunners rule!!!
Oates, ColinCTA1(SW)Sep 1998 – Oct 10, 2001OTGreat ship and shipmates that gave me memories for a lifetime. It's sad to know that I will never walk her decks again.
Jones, BenjaminIS1(SW)Sep 1998 – Jan 6, 2001OTChanged dates to appropriate times.
Vadan, Adrian - FelixSH3Sep 15, 1998 – May 21, 2001SupplyTwo great Med Cruises and a lot of great friends I'll never forget.
Speck, EdwardOS1Nov 7, 1998 – Sep 28, 2001OIBegan the de-comm but couldn't stay for the end. Made a lot of great memories.
Anderson, JeremyTM3Nov 20, 1998 – Dec 7, 1999SonarThe Caron was fun. I miss my torpedo mags.
High, DonaldYN2Dec 13, 1998 – Oct 12, 2001NAVCAN'T BELIVE THEY SUNK HER. THERE WERE SOME OF MY BEST MEMORIES IN THE NAVY ONBOARD THAT SHIP.

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