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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 706 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
Scruggs, Donald BlakeOS21983 – 1987OI
Dixon, LarrySTG21983 – 1985CAI had fun!
McMahon, Tom TinyHT3Jan 1983 – Jan 1986
Geyer, ToddQM2Jan 1, 1983 – Jan 1, 1985NAV
Day, RobertFTM2Mar 1983 – Jan 1986CMMy first Spruance class. Nice upgrade from a Knox class frigate. There were some good people on this ship. FTM2 "Goldy", the Weed Man, FTM2 Costa, and probably the best chief I ever knew, FTMC (SW) Mulholland (Mule).
Boerma, DaleE-6/ FC1Apr 1983 – May 1987CGHello to anyone who worked CIWS
Baird, DavidBM1Jun 1, 1983 – Mar 9, 19861stwas a SN then made BM3 on the Ray, got out as a BM1
Burkey, BillIC2Jun 10, 1983 – Aug 2, 1986EAnyone remember the Lamut Bus Tour?? A great cruise!
Voss, KennethGMG1(SW)Jul 1983 – 1988CG GunsLong time ago
Rothchild, HerschelFTM 2Jul 1983 – Jul 1984CMIt was a good cruise
Abel, ToddSTG1Aug 1983 – May 27, 1986CA
Gomez, FranciscoQMC/QMCSSep 1, 1983 – Oct 19, 1986OII just found this crew listing and it was very nice to see familiar names. I was on the Ray from 1983 to 1986 and had a great time while onboard. I retired from the navy as a Master Chief QM back in 1993.
Godwin, KenTM-3Oct 1983 – Sep 1985CAMan, Good to see alot of familiar names. Remember me, I was a torpedoman in 83-85 with George Pagan, "Willy" Wilson, ol wildman Waxvick. wow, Valente is an engineer. anyone interested, send an email, we'll reminisce.
Cannon, RoyceGSE1Oct 1983 – Nov 1987MPSome of the best memories of my life.
Hawk, Thomas profile iconGMG2Oct 1983 – Oct 1987Weapons
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Trujillo, TonyMS3Nov 18, 1983 – Aug 8, 1986SupplyI am resetting my profile. Contact me at ttrujillo1@cox.net. Hey to my homies that I used to roll with.
Olson, Jace "Oly"E-41984 – 1988Worked with Sea Sparrow.
Steele, Jim profile iconGSM21984 – Apr 20, 1989MPFun Times! Living just outside of Houston, TX these days. Would love to hear from old shipmates (not that we're old). Drop me a line.
Olsen, CraigSN1984 – 1987 1st (Deck )Division
Spaid, MattSM2Jan 1, 1984 – Jan 1, 1986
Otero, JamesFeb 1984 – Feb 1988
Teague, RobertOS2Mar 1984 – Aug 1985OI
Dixon, SteveLTMar 6, 1984 – Mar 1, 1985SupplySupply Officer 1984-1985.
Monaghan, EdOS2Apr 1984 – Mar 1987OI
Lane, Chris "Baby-doc"HM2Apr 1, 1984 – Apr 1, 1986NX
Buchanan, CharlesGMG2Apr 1, 1984 – Dec 1, 1984Combat System CGAs you can see, I wasn't on for long. (YAY!!!) Had orders to Subic in May, so I was a short timer when I reported. The only person I can actually remember is GMGC "Lucky" Luko. wasn't the greatest, wasn't the worst! (ship/com
Davis, GenePetty Officer 3rd classApr 1, 1984 – Nov 14, 1987Radio CommI often think of this period of my life. It was an adventure and a critical learning phase. So young - I wouldn't trade the experiences, travel and relationships made during this time which seems so long ago.
Bacastow, MichaelETApr 5, 1984 – Nov 20, 1986ET
Philbrook, MikeLTMay 1984 – Jun 1987SeveralServed as Communications Office, Admin/Legal Officer, Aux/Repair Officer.
Kruise, MichaelOS2May 18, 1984 – Sep 26, 1987
Schlinck, GeorgeGSM1(SW)Jun 1984 – Jul 1989MP
Marcus, William (Bill)RMCJun 1, 1984 – Aug 31, 1987OPS/COMMUNICATIONS
Gray, TomOSCSAug 1984 – Dec 1988OILike most sailors, I have fond memories of all my ships (some more fonder than others), but now that her name is lamentably missing on the waterfront, the ones we have become golden.
Saba, RogerEW2Aug 1984 – May 1986Electronic Warfare
Kauffman, RobertRM2Aug 1984 – Aug 1989
Anderson Jr, Donald R.SA(E-2) - BM2(E-5)Sep 24, 1984 – Jul 14, 1989Deck
Olson, Jace (Oly)FC3Oct 1984 – Jun 1988CM of Course (were there others)Hideeee ho.. send me a note if any of you really old run arounders see this. The mighty Reedster (Ogre), the Twins ( U know who U R), Ram dudes, Tas peoples and whoever else. I remember we had the Navy's biggest and softest bed in the Nato Mag.
Lacy, PaulTm1Oct 1984 – Jan 1986Don't rememeber, Whatever Sonar was.
Morketter, JamesOS2Nov 1984 – Nov 1989OIAnyone remember me? I'm currently living in San Diego with my wife Amy and our two kids.
Ewald, Craig1985 – 1988
Norsworthy, PatrickGMM 11985 – 1989Asroc
Weeks, RobieFC11985 – 1987CM
Taylor, RobertOS21985 – 1989OI
Griggs, RoberttmsnJan 1985 – Jun 1988CA
Hartman, ScottEM3Jan 3, 1985 – Jan 30, 1988EHas anyone seen the sound power telephone batteries! How about the HT Punch! Ha! Those where funny time!
Howerton, DavidGSE1Feb 1985 – Aug 1989MPLots of good memories there, along with a couple bad. Sorry to see her already taken out of commission. Shoot me an email if you know me....
Howarth, SeanGMTSN/GMM1Feb 1, 1985 – Nov 15, 1990CA/CT
Lee, JimFC3-FC2-FC3-FC2Apr 1985 – Mar 1989CMAlot of fun-, jim@bitvision.com
Lyons, PaulE-3Apr 10, 1985 – Dec 10, 1987A-GANGi don't miss captains mast, any drr sailors, feel free to contact me, especially any a- gangers
Finney, TimothyFC1(SW) RET.May 1985 – Jul 1988CGBelong to the one and only Gunnery Division! What ever happened to Fred Huerta?
Phillips, Larry J.FC1May 1985 – Dec 1988CG
Kelly, PhilIC3May 1985 – 1988E
Craft, RobertOS3May 1, 1985 – Nov 25, 1989OD/OIStarted in Deck, then BMC Ledbetter encouraged me to become an OS. This was my first command and as a "kid" they took me half way around the world and back. Also to Frisco and Seattle. Thanks for some great memories.
Echols, Enoch "tee"EW2Jun 1985 – Jan 1987OETIM,TONY, AND THE REST OF THE GUYS . I AM STILL KICKING. WE HAD ALOT OF GOOD TIMES.
Jurman, MarkFC1Jun 6, 1985 – Sep 20, 1989CG / CSF1I have looked over this web site and I am glad that so many of you are doing well. CG Division; serving with you was an honor, a pleasure and an adventure that I will never forget.
Bacastow, MichaelET3Jul 1, 1985 – Nov 20, 1986CE
Sambrano, BenEN2Aug 1985 – 1989A-Gang / Oil LabHey Guys! Hope to keep in touch with some past crew members!
Wilson, BurtEM3Aug 28, 1985 – May 5, 1988EGreat times!!! West-Pac and opportunities that most people will ever have. Thank you US Navy!!!
Kirland, BrianOS "Busted To Many Times"Sep 1985 – Sep 1989OINever looked back, as soon as Pete Long left.
McClure, SeanEW3Sep 6, 1985 – Jan 6, 1989OW/OII spent 3 1/2 years aboard the David R Ray. I seen a lot of sea time during those years Had some incredible times with the friends from the operation berthing.. Mr. Worthless we had some memorable times.
Yukne, ThomasPN3Sep 8, 1985 – May 4, 1987NXWE HAD THE BEST CREW IN DESRON 23 BEATING OUT THE ENTERPRISE FOR THE BATTLE E GODSPEED DAVID R RAY & CREW
Ritter, RobertOS2 - OS1Sep 9, 1985 – Oct 9, 1987OII miss the old gang, D Birmingham, Ty Henson, and nicknamed OSC "Mumble" Grey
Stephens, VincentGSM2Sep 10, 1985 – Oct 30, 1990MPHad to actually get outta the Navy to escape the friggin' oil lab. I still have nightmares about #3 generator room. Har har har. Doin' artwork these days is a lot less threatening to what's left of my sanity.
Huerta, FredGMG@Oct 1, 1985 – Aug 1989CG/ GunsJust had a get together with Blanchard, Cornwell, Phillips,Mullins and myself in Breaux Bridge, LA for the crawfish festival. Had a great time.
Reynolds, LarrySNOct 5, 1985 – Jan 6, 1988OFDeath before dust balls!
Rock, DonFC3/2Nov 1985 – Jul 1989CMWorked sparrow and learnt the ropes here.
Duffy, PatrickSTG1Nov 1985 – Dec 1989CAThink of the ship and crew often. Sorry to see her go. Miss the fun we had. Doing music,wooden boat restoration and custom woodworking now in Northern New York. I get underway a 13' kayak now. I miss the mid watch in sonar control.
Bryer, RickeyGM3 & GM2Nov 1985 – Sep 1989CBLooking see all my old shipmate at reunion and I retired as a GMC.
Counts, CraigFC3Nov 20, 1985 – Sep 1989Sea Sparrow
Meeks, WesleySTG3Dec 7, 1985 – Jan 1988Combat SystemsMade a lot of lifelong shipmates on board this tin can. I was proud to be a destroyer sailor and the members of the Sonar Gang made my short 2 years on her unforgettable. WEST PAC 1986!!! email=stgc.retired@gmail.com
Yukne, ThomasPN3Dec 10, 1985 – Apr 25, 1987NX
Sapanza, NickENCDec 15, 1985 – Oct 17, 1999A-GangMissed the good old days.
Childress, Shannon..................homer/elvisBM3Dec 25, 1985 – Oct 7, 19891st div. /DeckAnyone who served with me, Please say hello at kanojash@yahoo.com

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