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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 700 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
Corp, JohnE-61986 – 1990EngineeringIf you know me shoot me and email
Amelang, JamesUSS DAVID R RAY1986 – 1990
Woodard, ScpttBM31986 –US Coast Guard TACLETServed three weeks aboard. Boarded Seattle Puget Sound for cruise to gulf of alaska for LE vessel movement. My unit station San Diego. Many flights on helo. One involve disintegration of winshield wiper and concern for FOD into turbine. Wow
Johnson, Russ (Puppy)DC2 / E51986 – Sep 12, 1989R-DivOnly to be able to do it all again.
Hunter, TerryGSMC/GSCSJan 1986 – Sep 1988MPOne ship that was "haze gray and underway". Seemed underway from the day I stepped on in Hawaii until we dry docked her in Long Beach in June 86.
Brannon, PatrickSTG1Jan 1, 1986 – Jan 1, 1988CA I have great memories of the Haze Gray Underway David R Ray. We sure did a lot of time at sea. Miss the sonar gang and all the good times as well as many of the shipmates that sailed her. Drop me a line sometime brannonp@hotmail.com
Crane, KennethDS2Jan 10, 1986 – Jan 1, 1991CEJoined the ship in the shipyard under Coranado Bridge and left following the 1990 Deployment.
Guarian, KirkET1Jan 10, 1986 – Jul 27, 1989CE/CSE-1Good to see you all. Stayed in until 1993 and got out as an EHF tech-god! Great memories. Has anyone seen CWO Capito? I can still smell the tobacco :)
March, Chris "Private Pyle"GMM3Jan 14, 1986 – Jul 19, 1989OF, CT
Underwood, MichaelE2Mar 1986 – Jul 1987DeckMy experiences weren't perfect. But I wouldn't change them for the world. I learned and grew alot thanks to my time on the Ray.
Gourley, MarshallRM1Jun 1986 – Feb 1991OC01Long time on the DRR. Plenty of good times. Lead test OP for the EHF SATCOM system, and some not so good ones. Lockdown in Panama, DIW in the Gulf.
Hoffman, JeffGSE2Jun 1986 – Oct 1989MP
Leduc, JamesE2Jun 1986 – Jan 1988Eng
Smith, TonySTG2Jul 1, 1986 – Apr 19, 1990Combat Systems
Blakeslee, EdEW3Aug 1986 – Jan 1988OWBroke my teeth on the DRR. Still remember the good times, Sean and Brian where are you?
Howard, Dana SnailmanGSE 3Aug 1986 – Oct 1991M.P.
Jackson, Chuck (Zume)ET3/2Nov 1986 – Jun 1990CEHow can anyone forget being stuck in Panama with both engines broken?
Uy, NelLTjgNov 1986 – Feb 1987Electronic DivisionServed TAD for 3 months with CWO George Caputo. Got small arms and rifle with GMC Rodriguez, remember skipper was CDR Pete Long. Department Head was LT Grant.
Thomas, Robert S.OS/E-5Nov 1, 1986 – May 20, 1990Operations
Reed, BillFC1/E6Nov 10, 1986 – Feb 6, 1989CMAnybody from CM remember sitting in the Sparrow equipment room with our shirts off, feet on the desk, listening to Pink Floyd and smoking big fat cigars?
Johnson, MattOS21987 – 1991
Amelang, JamesGSM21987 – 1990
Rexrode, Greg(Rex) profile iconGSM21987 – 1990MPGood times riding motorcycles .
Coker, LloydET2/ Electronics Technician1987 – 1988ElectronicsJust want to see who is still here. Does anyone remember Buick"s mandate that all single presonnel stay on the birthing barge during dry dock?
Rivera, RubenDC3Jan 1987 – Mar 1988Damage ControlAAAHHH the good old days!!!
Moreno, Raymond/ GunnzBM3/GMG3Jan 1987 – Oct 19901ST/CGHey everyone. Whats up Freeman. Remember Hawaii, You me and Tommy Blizard. Would love tou here from you guys.
Kelby, Dwaynesh3Jan 1987 – Aug 1990supply
Greg, RexrodeGSM2Jan 10, 1987 – 1990mp
Wilborn, BillOS2Feb 1987 – Aug 1990Operations Div.First time looking up old friends...good to see some names I remember. Had some wonderful times with friends while on this ship. I left in the Gulf after Kuwait went down. I hope all of you are well.
Rodriguez, MarkRM3Feb 1, 1987 – Apr 1, 1990OS01This is one crazy site (which was forwarded to me by a fellow DRRay shipmate). Reading this last night sent shivers down my spine. Miss the era and its men...but not the Navy. Shoot me an email if you remember me.
Relyea, ShermanFN3Feb 1, 1987 – Dec 6, 1989EngineeringTo whom all I served with I hope all is well and thanks for all the good times we had while serving.
Hekman, ThomasLTFeb 27, 1987 – Sep 25, 1989EElectrical Officer and Navigator San Diego and Long Beach CA
Basler, Chris, "bas"STG3Mar 4, 1987 – Oct 1, 1989CAYes, I am still alive.
Duncan, JasonSK2Mar 18, 1987 – Jul 2, 1990S1 / SupplyI don't see any of the SK's! Lot of names-alot of memories - YEA! I remember Phuket (kind of). Used to hang out with the FC's and gunners.
Cornell Jr., BobIC 2Apr 1987 – Jul 1990
Dixon, GeorgeMS2Apr 10, 1987 – Nov 12, 1990
Dixon, GeorgeE-5Apr 17, 1987 – Jul 14, 1990S-2 Supply
Winchester, MarkRM3May 1, 1987 – Jul 27, 1990OPSGreat to see some old friends! Still love the water. Had some great times on that ship. Well not on it but in port it was fun.
Martin, AlbertEW3May 1, 1987 – Apr 1, 1989
Dixon, GeorgeMS2May 9, 1987 – Dec 9, 1990S-2 SupplyGreat ship and crew. I remember the fond memories of going DIW in the gulf and being towed back to Barrain and the first on station during Desert Shield. I am a CSC(SW). I am still happily married for 15 years with four beautiful daughters.
Colwell, TomBM2Jun 1987 – Mar 19881st / DeckHauer, Tucker, Ewald, Taylor........some of the good guys. Drop me a line if you see this.
Anderson, TimothyLTJun 1, 1987 – May 1, 1991R, 1st
Anderson, FrankOS2Jul 1987 – Jul 1991OI
Hudson, DeanOS2 E5Aug 1987 – Aug 11, 1989OperationsGreat time, great group of guys. Reach out if you remember me.
Blanton, RobertGMT1Aug 28, 1987 – Jan 19, 1988CA
Severson, LorenIS1(SW)Sep 1987 – Dec 1990OIIndependent Duty Intel Specialist
Moreno, RaymondGM3Oct 1987 – Oct 1990CGWorked on 5" with Tillett, Blanchard, and Huerta
Weidenfeller, RickDC2Oct 1987 – Apr 1990
Bell, CraigE5Oct 1, 1987 – Oct 1, 1990
Lesch, Mike (Leschnessman)E4 / GSM3Oct 15, 1987 – Jun 6, 19893 Gen / Oil LabHey, Just found this sight and recognized a lot of names. If you're out there Dennis Moore, I got my Jeep in a magazine, not the Fairlane. Stay cool !!
Seavey, GeorgeEN 3Nov 1, 1987 – Aug 1, 1989a gang
Worthy, JackEW3Dec 16, 1987 – May 19, 1989OI/OWEnjoyed my short time aboard the Ray. Great friends,great times and great memories. Drop me a line, hope all is well with everyone!

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