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USS David R. Ray (DD 971) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS David R. Ray (DD 971). 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 703 crew members registered for the USS David R. Ray (DD 971).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1977 | 1978 – 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – 1997 | 1998 – 1999 | 2000 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Allen, Timothy JoeHT31978 – Dec 15, 1980DCMy first underway was on the Ray(from the pier to the dry dock at LB) the rest is in LOG #1.
Triebold, RaySTG21978 – Jul 19812ndMet a lot of good people on the David R Ray, and I went to the decommissioning ceremony. As excited as I was to leave the ship, I look back on those days with nostalgia. Feel free to email me: ray@triebold.com
Clement, Jr., GeoffreyFTG31978 – 1980FoxOut of the three ships I served on in my time with the Navy the RAY was always my most favorite memory. We had a great crew and really pulled together when called on! My best to all my former shipmates!
Trinoskey, Mark - SkiFTM 3Jan 15, 1978 – May 1981Fire ControlWhoaa, blast from the past! Hope all you sea jockey's are doing well. SKI
Westfall, TonyOS2Feb 1, 1978 – Jan 5, 1982OI
Kalebaugh, Mathias "matt"GMG2Feb 2, 1978 – Dec 8, 1980GPlankowner
Kravitz, StevenE5Feb 4, 1978 – Feb 5, 1982OEAny one form the ET/DS group will know me.
Norris, TimothySTG 3Apr 1978 – Apr 1980AS
Crater, JeffFMMay 1978 – Aug 1979
Thomas, EricEW2Oct 1978 – Oct 1980OEAny OE crew from 79-80 WESTPAC please drop a line. Retired 2004
McGinnis, BrianETSNNov 20, 1978 – Apr 18, 1980OEI made a lot of great freinds and went to many interesting places. I've kept in touch with some crew members and would like to contact more. If anyone remembers me let me know and I'll E-mail back . My E-mail is blmc4537@aol.com
Simonich, MartyGMT/21979 – 1981WeaponsI'm in Utah. Test rockets out in the Desert. Subic, Pattaya Beach, Perth, Kenya - miss ya! Persian Gulf - Not!!!
Tyndall, BobELECTRICIAN EM21979 – 1980E
Pinto, AlTM31979 – 19812ndMiss you guys. Getting arrested in frisco under Capt. Baker during my 1st week aboard. WestPac 79-80. Getting wasted in Olongapo, with PI hookers - Knights of the round table in Subic. Mamasan's home of the best BJ. DD971 ruled!
Hewitt, DaleFTM21979 – 1981FoxWest Pac during the Iranian hostage crisis was a great experience. Hadn't thought about the Ray in a long time, then stumbled across this site looking for ship models for Christmas. Lot of familiar old names here.
Baker, DavidET2(SW)1979 – 1982OE01I was saddened by the method of our honorable David R Ray being sunk in the Pacific. Crazy isn't it? I have moved on and made history since my tenure with the Ray to the road crew of U2 (an Irish Rock Band) in 1987!
Coe, JerryENFNJan 1979 – Feb 1981A GangVery good learning experience for me. Worked hard, played hard. Would do it all over again.
McComb Jr., Francis B. (Buddy)STG1Feb 1979 – Dec 1981CAA great crew and a great ship. I really loved the David R. Ray. I served a second tour on DR Ray as CMC, from 1993-1996
Charney, MarkSTG1Apr 1979 – Nov 19812NDworking in defense areospace. stayed on the west coast and now in the mid-atlantic region some of the names i haven't heard in a LONG while
Ross, Thomas/roscoGSM3/2Apr 1979 – Dec 1981M-Div
Briggs, RonSH2Apr 9, 1979 – Dec 27, 1982supply S-3GREAT SHIP--remember so many of our shipmates,, worked in the barber shop for most of the years on board,, hope I didnt mess up your hair to bad lol,, Could not have served with a better crew,,we were #1.
Hitchcock, HarryOS2Jun 1979 – Sep 1980OI
McCarthy, DennisSTG3Jun 1979 – Dec 1981Combat SonarI miss my old friends, Man the Gulf was hot when we spent months. Drop a line guys to keep in touch Denjulie1@yahoo.com
Bustos, Jack (Yn2bustos)yn2Jun 1, 1979 – Jun 1, 1981NXHEY LOOKING FOR OLD BUDDYS USING MY SON-N-LAWS E-MAIL STILL WORKING AND LIVING IN SAN ANTONIO TX.
Cullimore, BrianSnJul 7, 1979 – Jun 27, 19821st DivisionHow are all you guys doing ? It's been a long time since i've thought about anyone on that ship. As far as I'm concerned it helped make me a better person. I just celebrated my eight anniversary in corrections. PSU alum.
Dibenedetto, Paul/deerm3Jul 22, 1979 – Oct 27, 1980communications/faconHELLO OLD SHIPMATES ! 33 YEARS SINCE HAND PICKED CREW 1ST CRUISE! I'M STILL ALIVE AND WELL..YEARS FLY BY YEP! 1ST NOTCH CREW! GREAT TIMES! THANKS FOR PUTTIN UP WITH A NUT LIKE ME!!! TAKE CARE MAYBE WE'LL MEET AGAIN SOM
Sturm, BrianGMM3Jul 25, 1979 – Jul 24, 1983Weapons
Aguirre, FrankYN2Aug 1979 – Sep 1980NXMade a WEST PAC while onboard for just one year, it was my third WEST PAC and final one, but a good one just like the previous two. Made some good friends. Nice new ship at the time.
Lobuglio, Joe{boogs}GMT3Sep 30, 1979 – Sep 3, 1982opsyo alphonse,charney,parrish,carroll,and buddy!poncho@macks understudy on ASROC or maybe that night in SRILANKA,the end of my career.pinto still in jersey? carroll in lutherville?i'm baltimore.KIM from frisco,wife of 27 yrs. emails pls.?
Cruz Jr, GuadalupeYn3Nov 1979 – May 1983NXI was on Westpark back in 1980, then went to Seattle WA for dry dock. I live in San Antonio tx. Feel free to contact me on my sadab5001.lc@gmail.com.
McCarthy, DennisSTG3Dec 1979 – Dec 1981ASWWestpac 81 was GREAT, especially when we hit the whale and spent a month in drydock in Subic. I miss my old friends, Wow some of the names bring back fond memories
Siesel, Joseph C.ET21980 – 1982OEWhatever happened to the "Golden Swab"? This was the OE "Short Timers" Log Book that was handed down to the next "Short Timer" and was attached to the "Golden Swab".
Fisher, RobertOS31980 – 1982OI
Esposito, Mikegmm1980 – 1981sea sparrowhad alot of fun with mellor,lobuglio,galik while it lasted
Peterson, Ron Aka JawboneGMM31980 – 1983WEAPONSGIVE ME A SHOUT GUYS, WE HAD A GREAT TIME FLOATING AROUND!
Gordon, David "Gordie"GSE2Jan 1980 – Jul 1981"E"My first of five and best of them all. It's sad to know she isn't apart of the Fleet any longer.
Middleton, BradGSM1Feb 6, 1980 – Jul 12, 1982M
Dowell, JeffMar 1980 – Nov 1982an experience I'll never forget, and easy to call on may of fond memory of those I was fortunate enough to serve with. What a surprise to see names that after all these years, bring such vivid memories.
Eubanks, DougBM3Mar 25, 1980 – Jul 1, 1983DeckI just found this web site,I just heard the David R. Ray was decommed,it just blew me away,i did'nt think the ship was that old.i had some good times while i was onboard.I just thought i could find some of the guys i served with to see what's u
Herr, StevenBM3Apr 15, 1980 – Nov 20, 1982First
Bell, JeffSTG 3May 1980 – Oct 1981
King, JamesSK3May 1, 1980 – May 30, 1984S4?Who remembers me, I'm retired out of the Navy now 23 years of service, living in Portland Oregon. Some one send me email
Clement, TomSTG3May 2, 1980 – Dec 30, 1981WEAPONS DivisionHAD A BLAST ON THE DAVID R. RAY, WESTPAC 1981. ANYBODY REMEMBER PERTH? OR ENDING FREE WILLY'S LIFE WITH OUR SONAR DOME?
Harris, JohnBM3May 21, 1980 – Mar 7, 1983FirstHard to believe the Ray was canned.Any short timers from deck out there? Lifers too. Give a shout out.Hey guys I'm in Boston now and still a dam good swimmer..LoL, if you know me you'll know what I mean.?Cracked the dome, ended up in P.I
Harris, John profile iconBM3May 21, 1980 – Mar 7, 1983FirstHey guys ..hope to hear from some old ship mates
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Young, MikePC3Jun 10, 1980 – May 7, 1982adminGood times as the Postal Clerk 1980 to 1982
Shapiro, GaryRM3Jul 12, 1980 – Apr 2, 1982OCHi I am looing for former shipmtes from OC division would like to hear from you
Hendershot (rusty), George REN3Jul 28, 1980 – Jul 28, 1982A GangThings I remember.... Picking up boat people and also spending time in the P.I. with a busted sonar dome. I got out while we were in drydock in Seattle. Back in 6 months later on DD 970 out of Norfolk.
Conn, Carl R.ENFNAug 1980 – Oct 1984A-Gang or Oil LabCould work hard, but tendencacy was to party a lot.
Nunez, HectorET2Aug 1980 – Jan 1984
Gerald, JeffBM2Aug 1, 1980 – Jul 30, 1984DeckWould be jazzed to hear from any of you guys who served aboard the Ray when I was there, espesially deck.
Montalvo, Roy (Monty)IC-2Aug 1, 1980 – Dec 16, 1983I C SHOPSTILL IN THE NORTH WEST. 206 396-7563
Smith, DarylOS2Aug 15, 1980 – Mar 23, 1983Suntanning on the O3 with REO Speedwagon playing Nice memories
Pennock, CharlesEM3Aug 29, 1980 – Aug 24, 1982
Chase, Larry "Chevy"OTA2Oct 1980 – Feb 1982WEPSOf the three ships I served on while on active duty, the David R Ray was by far the best of the three.
Chase, Larry/sonnyOTA2Oct 1980 – Dec 1981Weapons DivisionNothing but fond memories..best ship in the Navy at that time!
Barnes, WillSH3Oct 23, 1980 – Oct 24, 1984We had the tighest crew on the water. I am looking for the following people Fred Kelly, Willie Ray, Lewis, Bean, Larry Phillips etc. If you kow any of these people please have them contact me!
Barnes, WillSH3Oct 23, 1980 – Oct 24, 1983SupplyI am looking for any all crewmembers station onboard the USS David R Ray dueinr the same time as I, mainly Willie Ray adn Lewis (St. Louis), Larry Phillips. Let's Reunite, I miss all you guys! '
Raterink, John (Rat)MR2Nov 1980 – May 1984RNice to see some names that bring back memories. Hard to believe it has been over 20 years! Seems like yesterday. My political views and actions can be seen at www.micofcc.org. Michigan Council of Conservative Citizens. Keep in Touch.
Raterink, John (Rat)MR2Nov 1980 – Jun 1984RYou never realize what you had until it is gone. Great times, Great folks. Truly an honor to have served with the best.
Crosson, RandyGSM2 (ESWS)Nov 10, 1980 – Nov 14, 1985MP MER 1& MER 2 & 3 genTO all the men of MP division hope things have been well. Glad to see Monty stilll in seattle area, more to folooow, durnal in FLa, where you hiding BJ, moyer, and the rest of the gang, sorry 4 left outs not enough spac
Klingler, Kirk (Kc)STG 2Nov 20, 1980 – Jul 3, 1983WeaponsReally relish the friends and experiences we had serving in the Navy. Still keep many of those friendships active.
Gonzales, Morris/gonzoDS2Nov 28, 1980 – Dec 15, 1983OElooking for old shipmates
Fowler, James "Bo"DS2Dec 1980 – Mar 1983OEIt was an experience.

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