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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

Freeman, BretOS31990 – 1994OIMy p-way was the "shiiiiniest"
Herold, WayneHT21990 – 1993What did you guys go?
King, StanleyEW11990 – 1991
Lyons, JeffFC31990 – Jun 1995Man, that was a crazy adventure! Hope everyone is doing fine.
Timothy, FitzgibbonSM31990 – 1992Hi! It's Fitz. Send me an e-mail so we can touch base at It would be great to talk to those who remember me.
Herold, WayneHT21990 – 1993RBeen in 3 branches of the military now. Hafta say my time on the Ray was the most "adventurous." I can tell sea stories all day, thanks to the great folks I sailed with!
Tracy, PatLCDRJan 1990 – Apr 1991XOEarnest Will to Desert Shield in one long, hot summer.
Grimstad, Davidgmg 3Jan 1990 – May 16, 1993cg
Salazar, Lawrence (Larry )E-2Jan 5, 1990 – Sep 15, 19931st
Velazquez, NestorBM3Feb 7, 1990 – Feb 13, 19921st DivisionI live in Baltimore, if anyone lives in the DMV or PA.... Let's have beer!
Riepma, Greg, the GreaseOS 2Feb 9, 1990 – Sep 23, 1993OperationsHola boys! Thats spanish squids, remember Tj? I know you do Joel. Lib-risk in UAE, Capt court in Guam, both worth it, Thx ladie. Flying w/ the Dead in Vegus, and Cleveland Nat. forest, eh Boys. Freeman, what happen in Marina Del Rey?
Grassilli, LeoLTMar 1990 – Aug 1992SupplyI was fortunate to serve on DRR.
Whitmer, JamesGSM2Mar 30, 1990 – Aug 15, 1991ENGINEERINGreally was a great time going overseas and seeing the sites. Hated how hot it was on westpac in the gulf! still remember when all the generators went down. Wish i could have gone to see the ship on the last day! Miss all my friends!
Deguzman, KikoDD 971Apr 1990 – Feb 1994SupplyRemember August 2,1990? We started the Desert Shield.
Doty, AndyFC1Apr 1990 – 1992Tomahawk.Saw her this year (2005) in Bremerton.
Ladart, SeanDS3May 1, 1990 – Sep 12, 1992
Schneggenburger, Edward L.QM1Jun 1990 – Jan 1993NX 01It's really hard to believe that the first and last ships I served on are now both decommissioned. My first ship the Clark was sold to Poland and at least I got to ride her on her final Deployment (Great Lakes Cruise)only wish I could of had the s
Berdan, MichaelIC1Jun 1990 – Jul 1993E
Gedrose, GareySTG2(SW) EO1(SCW/SW) USNRJun 13, 1990 – Oct 4, 1994CA (Command Augmentation)Rigging for tow Wespac 1990 followed by eye ball liberty Phillipnes. Missing the ENTIRE Island of San Clemente and losing NGFS for an evening. Block III Tomahawk missile turn torpedo at 3pm on a Friday before we pull in. GOOD TIMES!!!!!!!!!
Francis, JohnEM2Jul 1, 1990 – Nov 22, 1992EBest times, Great Crew. Egypt was Great.
Petroschek, JohnETJul 24, 1990 – May 24, 1994CE
Sturm, BrianGMM3Jul 25, 1990 – Jul 24, 1991WeaponsLooking for Mike Maccarthy, just wondered if you still play guitar. Hope to hear from you. Sturmy out
Niess, MarkSKCAug 1990 – Nov 1994S-1Sad day to see the ol' StingRAY laid to rest. Long live the memories and all who served aboard.
Walker, Dean / Dope FiendSTG3Aug 1990 – Jul 1992caProbably the best ship I was on. Great people and greater times.
Straube, RaymondE-4Aug 1990 – Apr 1992Supply
Reber, PatrickFC2Aug 15, 1990 – Aug 15, 1995CTRIP David R Ray.. Hope all my shipmates are doing well.
Binda, BruceMSCSep 1990 – Oct 1993Supply S-2Great FOOD! Great Crew, great deployments! Great memories!
Cooperider, Shaun "Coop"IC3Oct 1, 1990 – Nov 1, 1992EShipmates: IC2 Moore, EMC Kunzer, IC1 Berdan, IC2 Dimock, IC3 Garrido, ICFN Harding,ICFN Harrison, who else?
Waldrop, Bryan/drop DropMS3Oct 7, 1990 – Jul 11, 1994SupplyAnybody in Seattle, WA-contact me!
Eddy, Chris,head, Eddy MonsterBMSNOct 10, 1990 – Oct 15, 19921st divisionThese were the best days of my life. Looking for old shipmates especially some of my brothers from deck division aka dick division.
Nevarez, Brown BearSNOct 15, 1990 – Sep 15, 19921st
Wilkinson, John/ WilkFC2Nov 15, 1990 – Dec 15, 1995CGthe notorious Brat Pack with Grubbs, Eagle, Sexton, Van Buren, Bily and others.
David, OrtegaE-4 SK3Nov 25, 1990 – Nov 27, 1992Supplywhats up' were are my shipmates from 90-92, log in. Those were some good years Thailand, India and you know the rest! Just like in Vegas, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas Ha' Ha". Drop a line
Lefor, TadFCC(SW)Dec 1990 – Dec 1995CTHas anyone been stationed onboard the "Stingray" longer than me?
Davis, WalterRMDec 1990 – May 19931st/OPSWassup shipmates!! It's been a long time. I definitely hate that I missed the decommissioning. It would have been a sight to see!! Anyhow, definitely send me a shout!!
Hagen, SamOS2Dec 1990 – Jun 1992OII left the ship in Bahrain during the 1992 Westpac. Damn sure wish I would have stayed for the whole trip now. Sure miss all the good times and shipmates. It's funny seeing all these OS seaman names that grew up after I left.
McQuarter, MacPN3Dec 1, 1990 – Feb 3, 1992OPERATIONSThe time spent here was interesting to say the least. Anyone remember Good 'ol Capt. Wes Bergazzi. Fair winds and Following Seas to all my shipmates out there. God Protects fools, little children and Ships named David R. Ray. May she rest in peac
Odom, LonnieE-21991 – 19921st
Trieu, JimmyQM21991 – 1994NavigationThe best time I ever have with the best group of shipmate and leader! If I can do it again I will....
Grubbs, TomFC21991 – 1994CG
Speck, LarryFC31991 – 1992Can't believe the 'ol girl is gone. I was assigned to the Sea Sparrow system on board right after A school. Sometime in '91 to sometime in '92. Mike Sweat, where the heck are you at? Man what a blast we had on westpac. dd971@bamspe
Kelly, MikeEW31991 – Dec 1, 1994i remember those days when we ported and could barely stand for roll call at 7am because we just got in 20 min ago
Tayler, KellyE31991 – 1993BMSNHowie you liar..... I'm the one that rocked the boat!
Brooks, ChadSM21991 – 1993NAV/OCWorst of the 3 ships I was on.
Woodcock, RobertSmsn1991 – 1995Radio
Smith, PatrickGMG 31991 – 1994CombatWhat a start to adult ife. The best people to work with. Got to see so much. Still talking about the navy days in 2016
McLelland, J. L., "JMAC"RM2Jan 1991 – Apr 1993OCShe was my first ship - Great times on board the Good Ship David R Ray ... Long live her memory!
Padilla, Michael "cowboy Mick"OS2Jan 10, 1991 – Jun 25, 1994OIHey, Shippies.
Wallace, PippenMAC/MACSJan 14, 1991 – Nov 20, 1995Admin/NavI actually enjoyed by entire tour aboard the Ray. Some of the best shipmates I served with.
Plaza "P", TomE-2Jan 18, 1991 – Nov 22, 1993A-Gang What's up shipmates? Never thought I'd miss it but now that she's gone.. Good times: Portland Rose Fest, San Fran, Canada, West Pac '92, Good people. holla back if you want
Chevalier, James "Chevy"BMSNFeb 1991 – Jun 1994DeckBest time I ever had thanks to an awesome crew
Pierce, JoelRM3Mar 10, 1991 – Dec 5, 1993CommunicationsI used to do the 4th Street shuffle with Freeman, Reipma, Rip, Johnny Bonk. I'm now a CW2, and a ch-47d pilot in the Army. whas up fellas
Cessna, DanielGSM1Apr 1991 – Apr 1993MP
Sell, Ted (Rudabega Head Ted)FC@Apr 1991 – Jun 1995CF/CMThe 1-man workcenter!
Mathews, MichaelE-3Apr 1, 1991 – Jan 3, 1993Yes I was low man on the totam pole but had great time aboard. I was hoping that I would be able to see the decommision but it happened sooner then I thought. Anybody I served w/ welcome to e-mail me
Connolly, PatrickET2Apr 1, 1991 – Apr 5, 1996CE
Eagle, RickFC2May 1991 – May 1996CGWhats up clowns?
Turner, RandyRM1 (RET)May 1991 – Oct 1992OCIt was a great pleasure being stationed aboard Dr. Ray
Bonk, JohnRM 3Jun 1991 – Jul 1994Operations I was never "Sailor of the Quarter!" I look forward to hearing from anybody I served with.
Bertling, ScottET2Jun 15, 1991 – Jan 15, 1996CEI have nothing but respect for you guys. But you all still smell like squids.
Bradley, DanSTG 3Jun 23, 1991 – Jun 25, 1994CAI iwas there, I was not. thing change your life
Tiger, RyanGM2Jun 28, 1991 – Jul 11, 1995CGHello Folks, There area few I've kept up with over the years. shoot me a line at I'm still in the Navy and a GM1.
Bents, ChadDC3Jul 1991 – Jan 1993Damage ControlIF THERE IS ANYBODY THAT REMEMBERS ME, SEND ME AN E-MAIL! I am looking for Jason Horrell. If you are him or know him, get in touch with me.
Smith, Trent "Smitty"E4/EN3Jul 1991 – Jul 1992a gangi'm looking for a couple of people i used to serve with.anyone know what happened to gsm3 billy joe smith?he was from texas.
Smith, Smittyen3Jul 1991 – Jul 1992a-gang
Smith, SmittyGsm3Jul 3, 1991 – Feb 14, 1993MpOil king flight deck ops grape ape main 2 engine room operator. Now retired as GSM1(sw) Billy j Smith. I would never regret anything The Navy was the best thing I ever did!!
Tiger, RyanGM2Jul 16, 1991 – Jul 22, 1995CGWHAT UP SHELLBACKS,
Tiger, RyanGM2Jul 24, 1991 – Jul 11, 1995cgWhat up folks, some i know, some i forgot. shoot me an email
Saul, DanEW2Aug 15, 1991 – Jun 15, 1996OWFive long years on that puppy. Guess I was the only EW to survive. We did have a cool shop. I've kept in contact with a few of the fellas. Feel free to email me.
Cooper, FrancisGSM1Aug 28, 1991 – Sep 8, 1993mpremember the god times and bad last ship in ,my career an only west coast ship
Nieves, ArsenioSNSep 1991 – Apr 11, 1993Just found out about the ship. So sad. Alot of good memories and bad. Hope that everyone i knew is ok.
Woodcock, Robert/woodySMSNSep 1991 – May 13, 1995
Molina, Richard/ MoeBMSNSep 21, 1991 – Jan 23, 1994anybody remember the banana incident resulting in a captains mass
Morales, MichaelOS2Oct 1991 – Sep 1993OIIf anybody remembers me, zip me an e mail.
Cramer, RogerEM1Oct 1991 – Jul 1996E-DivServed 21 years total and was aboard USS William H Standley CG32,USS Leahy CG16, USS Missouri BB63 and USS David R Ray DD971 and Navy southwest port operations. Anyone wants to say Hi,
Rhines, FredOS1(SW)Oct 1991 – Nov 1993OIJust thought I would drop by and say Hi. It was a great 2 years there. A lot of great shipmates.
Newberry, ChrisGSM3Oct 15, 1991 – Apr 15, 1992Main PropulsionGreat ship. Great Tour. Great bunch of guys. I really didn't mean to set that bar on fire in Phucket. I am glad I was able to smuggle a shipmate back onboard in Goa, and evade an international incident. Good Memories.
Rupp, JeffreyYN2Nov 1991 – Jan 29, 1996Adm/NavWas hoping to see some of the old Admin/Nav gang from my days on here and get in touch. Well, i still fondly remember the good ol' days on the rust bucket, actually miss it every now and then. Anyone knows me, get in touch!!!!
Morton, James/jim/moeDC2/DC1/DCCNov 1, 1991 – Jun 1, 1997Damage Control
Fulton, StevenHT3 FUTON, STEVENNov 20, 1991 – Jun 4, 1995R Divisionhey all you snipes get intouch sometime.

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