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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
Wells, Butchgsm21981 – 1983engineeringThe time of metal ships and harder men.
Hileman, RandallLTJG1981 – 1985OfficerServed on board as Electrical Officer in first tour, then Admin officer. Achieved, EOOW. OOD and Surface Warfare Officer qualifications, completed 1 deployment while assigned to this ship.
Gaines, JohnGMT21981 – 1983WeaponsLoved this ship. No car stationed at 32nd street. Walked out back gate every day to hit nasty city. Dry dock Seattle, WA for a year. Made 2 deployments.
Anderson, Tyronetyrone AndersonE31981 – 19821stGreat command I am looking for seaman Melvin hampton
Fetter, Robert/bobEW2Jan 1981 – Dec 1984OEWe worked hard, played hard, and grew into men. Wonderful memories.
Weatherholt, BobbyGSE1Jan 1981 – Dec 1985Engineering1st and only ship. I think of her often... One of the best periods of my life!
Haapala, DavidEW2Jan 1, 1981 – Jul 1, 1984OWNot sure I got the dates exactly right
Haney, JamesE-3Jan 6, 1981 –1st DivisonI can say as most of you would agree; i was in aw when i first saw her, and to this day i love her like she was mine but as age and time we went our own ways. To all my shipmates out there God Bless You All.
Wegner, BjGSE1Jan 20, 1981 – Sep 11, 1985MP DivisionThe best ship in the US Navy produced the best friends in the world.
Blanton, JerryQM3Feb 5, 1981 – May 11, 1984NX
Pates, Larry BulldogSM2Feb 15, 1981 – Jun 14, 1984OCI hope to hear from someone soon Bulldog
Talmadge, WalterDK2(SW)Mar 1981 – Mar 1983Supply
Brereton, DaveRM2Mar 1981 – Jan 1985OpsGreat Crew
McCarthy, Mike Aka MackFTG3Mar 15, 1981 – Jan 15, 1983WeaponsYo!...Sturmy, Talley-Whacker, Carpenter, Borny and all of you other crazy folks. Looking back it was a blast!!
Batman, KevinFTM1Apr 1981 – Jul 1982FoxI finished up a Westpac on the Ranger (CV-61) and met the Ray in Pearl Harbor on it way over to Subic Bay. Hard to believe that will soon be 30 years ago! Had a great time. Anyone who remembers me, send an email.
Martinez, NormanBMSNMay 1981 – Jul 19831st
Pressel, FredE4 Sonar TechJun 1, 1981 – Jul 1, 1983WeaponsHaze Grey and Underway.
Knight, JimmieSMSep 1981 – Dec 1982OC
Almekinder, JonnyE-3Sep 1, 1981 – Jul 30, 19841stNone
Bynack, Jeff "Nack"SMOct 10, 1981 – Jun 6, 19851ST -DECK
Scarton, SteveEN3Nov 15, 1981 – Dec 29, 1981A gang A great experience going on Wes Pac becoming a shellback -port of call Australia
Zouhar, ScottBM3Dec 1981 – Aug 19851st Can't believe it's been over 20 Years... I (We) had some Great times!!! It was an Honor (Blast) to work, & Serve with You All... Hope Your All doing Well.
Zouhar, ScottBM3Dec 10, 1981 – Aug 15, 19851ST (Deck)I can't believe it's been 33 years... still alive,married and doing well. Moved back to Ohio in 2007.
Sproul, KevinE4Dec 21, 1981 – Dec 21, 1985MPHey MEGA. I'm alive and well in Texas. Shoot me an email and we can catch up.
Breakwell, Jim "Beaker"GSM31982 – 1986Oil Lab Fuel Pit man on flight deck.
Busquet, EduardoOS21982 – 1986OI
Martin, Mark S.E-5 / HT21982 – 1985R
Stevens, Gilbert1982 – 1984first
Hawk, ThomasGMG21982 – 1985
Hawk, ThomasGMG21982 – 1986G
Halsten, MarkOS11982 – 1985OI
Stead, VinceYN31982 – 1986NXWhat happened to the admin office? Go to amazon and look up "Navy Fun" it's a book.
Liulamaga, Faletusi/louPERSONNELMANJan 2, 1982 – Apr 10, 1985Executive/Personnel OfficeServed with PNC Gafner, YN1 Herzog, Carlos Payan, etc.
Wolfe, GeorgeGSM1Feb 1, 1982 – Jul 31, 1986MP DivisionBest 5 salty years of my life!!
Haapala, DavidEW2/3Mar 1982 – May 1984EWGreat Ship
Ritchie, DavidEnsign to Lieutenant Junior GradeMar 1, 1982 – May 31, 1985Communications and GunsMy first ship as an officer. I remember my time on the David R Ray with gratefulness that this was my training ground to be an officer.
Roth, DavidOS2Mar 1, 1982 – Sep 30, 1985OI
Miller, KevinRM1Mar 12, 1982 – Sep 5, 1985OC
Lay, RonOSSR - OS2Apr 1982 – Dec 1985OI DivisionMy 1st ship and one of the best. I think back and it was some of the best times of my life spent with some of the best people I have had the pleasure of knowing.
Wilson, DerrickE3Jun 1982 – Jun 19851st DivisionMiss my fellow ship mates." Where are my ship mates? "Hard Working First". Set the sea and anchor detail....aahh. "Taps"
Franchebois, LeonardSTG1(SW/AW)Jun 8, 1982 – Aug 16, 1985CAThe ol' Sub-Busters!! I was shocked to learn they'd scuttled her. Long retired now.. living with wife and family in Florida
Nadaud, MichaelEW3Jun 10, 1982 – Jun 20, 19851st/ewopsit was the best time of my life i'm now a electrician for csx toledo coal and ore loading facility...married 20 years w/ wife &2 beautiful daughters.thanks guys for lifting me out of the gutters & teaching me to believe in me.419-340-7901
Valente, DanielFC1Jul 5, 1982 – Jun 25, 1986CGHi to all those that I served with. It was great! I am an Engineer now, see what the NAVY did for me?
O'Reilly, MikeEWCS (SW)Jul 9, 1982 – Jul 1984ExecutiveTransplanted from CDN Navy for a tour aboard one of America's finest warships. Was welcomed by all and served under a fantastic skipper (Larry Seaquist). An experience of a lifetime and haven't forgotten one day. TKS
Labre, Philip (Pepe')GSMAug 1982 – Aug 1984MP
Sanchez, Henry ERM3Aug 1982 – Oct 1983
Brown, KenanOS2Aug 10, 1982 – Aug 10, 1987OII'm alive and STILL working for the gov'ment.Hard to get fired.Ed (Busquet) give me a call, you too scruggs,if you're alive. Kenan
Brown, KenanOS2Aug 10, 1982 – May 7, 1987OI2 Westpacs..83-84. And 87
Coombs, Lawrence (Macoomba) profile iconSEAMEN FIRST DIVISIONSep 1982 – Oct 19, 1982FIRST DIVISION URBAN ASSAULT VEHICLE
Scruugs Winston, DavidBMSNSep 15, 1982 – Jun 10, 1985I have a great picture of 4 of us in berthing comp would be great too hear from some of you in 1st division
Meadows, ScottQM2Oct 1982 – May 1985The best friends and best time of my life.
Coombs, Lawrence (Macoomba) profile iconE1Oct 15, 1982 – Oct 19, 19841 st. division URBAN ASSAULT VEHICLE
Million, Kevin "Megabucks"GSM2Dec 1, 1982 – Dec 1, 1986MPTrying to find Jim Crandall, George Wolfe, Kevin Sproul, BJ Wagner, Doug Haglund....

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