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USS John Young (DD 973) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS John Young (DD 973). 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 663 crew members registered for the USS John Young (DD 973).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 – 2000 | 2001 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Brown, JasonBM3 (THEN)0000 – Feb 7, 2002The Mighty Boatswains MatesShe had her days, but it was all good. Miss her. Rest In Peace: BMSN Alex Martinez & Chief Byrd BM2 Jason W. Brown SWRMC(SIMA) San Diego shreveport_slim@yahoo.com
Medrano, Hectorcn0000 – Dec 26, 2004mphey
Dietrich, Lynn CGSE2Aug 1976 – Dec 15, 1980eplankowner
Drenner, H. L. "Lou" Jr.GSMC(SW/SQ)Sep 1976 – Jun 1980M Div.Plank owner Qualified EOOW, Qualified Battle Stations EOOW, Qualified Surface Warfare (SW)
Lueken, Michael J.GSM21977 – 1981Plankowner
Kepple, JayEN21977 – 1979"A" gangPlankowner
York, RandallSTGC1977 – 1980CAPlank Owner. Great Ship & Great Division.
Miklos, DaveOS21977 – 1981OIWhat an experience! Couldn't ask for a better Captain or crew. If any of you ever make it to Missoula, Montana...give me a call.
Service, TomLt1977 – 1979ENGPlankowner DCA
Funez, JohnMrfn1977 – 1979RepairPlank owner.
Miller, JereldGMG31977 – 1979GunneryPlank owner, Shellback, went through Panama canal 4 times. Best time of my life. Best friends I have ever had.
Edwards, MikeOS21977 – 1980OIPlankowner.
Barter, PeterSTG11977 – 1980WAJohn Young was my last assignment in the USN. Precom and the first few years of a new ships life is always the best! This was a great experience and one that will always remember.
Fealy, JohnEN3Feb 1, 1977 – Nov 20, 1980APLANKOWNER
Anderson, KennBMSNFeb 1, 1977 – Dec 30, 1979DeckHad a ball, wish I could do it again!
Guebert, MikeGSM2Mar 1977 – Oct 1979MPWas member of the PreCom crew. Best Command of my 22 yr career and 4 ships. 1 Diesel and 3 Gas Turbine. A small issue with the port CRP one morn in "78 was how the CO got his nickname "Flank 3" 25 knots in SD Harbor
Cottrell, EarlEN2Apr 1977 – Sep 1979A GangPre Commission Days Plank Owner
Thomas, TimothyET1Apr 1977 – Jan 1980OEBest years of my time in,entirely due to the people around me.
Westbrook, John G.Petty Officer 3rd class, SignalmanApr 6, 1977 – Apr 6, 1981OperationsMiss the guys I hung out with. Plankowner, and part of precommisioning crew.
Menikheim, DougCDRMay 1977 – May 1980COPlank Owner " Flank 3 Menikheim " Best crew a captain ever had
Gunsett, JackGSCSJun 1977 – Aug 1981A/MPPlankowner
Tuggle, Randy (Tug)STG 2Jun 1977 – Jun 1980CAPlank Owner The best ship to sail the seven seas.
Kovar, JimYNCJun 1977 –ADMINPLANK OWNER
McDonald, TravisDSC/LCDRJun 1977 – May 1, 1980CEGreat ship, great commissioning crew and finest chief's mess to have ever sailed. Many great memories of Pascagoula, Panama Canal, San Diego, and Hawaii. Retired February 1996.
Morgan, RonaldRMCJun 1977 – May 29, 1981OCEarning Green C
Harder, LarryLTJun 15, 1977 – May 27, 1979SupplyGreat crew! Great ship! Great memories!
Banks, Elva , Jr.ET2Aug 1977 – Jul 1980CEPlankowner
Parker, ReeceIC2Aug 1977 – 1980EPlankowner. Can't believe they sank her. I wanted my plank!
Jenkins, GregFTG1Aug 1977 – Jul 20, 1980CBPLANK OWNER
Williams, PaulFTG1Aug 1977 – Feb 1982CBServed from precomm late 1977 until my EAOS 2/1982. Stood on the broiling pier in MS for commissioning, 3 transits Panama Canal, 1st Westpac. Lots of in/out San Diego while the crew and ship were melded.
Koehler, Erich / Ogg MonsterET2Aug 15, 1977 – Aug 1, 1981Combat SystemsPlankowner - PreCom Duty and the ship's first years were an experience not many people have. I loved it.
Tietjen (TJ), MarkOS1Sep 1977 – Jun 1986OIPlankowner. This was the Spruance with Class no doubt. Pride, Professionalism, and Passageways! Remember!!!
Marcella, MarcoGMG2Sep 1977 – Jun 21, 1981GunneryPlankowner, four Orders of the Ditch, Shellback, RIMPAC, and a WestPac! Time of my life :-)
Cravens, Bob (Uncle Bob)EM2Sep 2, 1977 – Feb 2, 1981ElectricalWhat an incredible transition Big John was. Lots of adventure and a chance to experience life.
Doyle Jr., Robert "Popeye"MS3Sep 8, 1977 – Sep 9, 1981Supplyridoyle@netzero.com. I'm looking for Melvin Burns. He was in the Supply division, Master Chief and Plank Owner on the USS John Young. If anyone has information or Melvin, you are reading this, "your buddy's looking for you".
Baldacci, Anthony "Little Doc"HM2Sep 10, 1977 – Sep 9, 1979Nav - MedicalPLANKOWNER and damn proud of it. Hated to see her go, it was like watching someone shoot your kid. Miss my shipmates!
Martin, SteveBM2Oct 1977 – Jul 19791stBest Pre-Com crew I served with. I should know.. I commissioned three ships in my 20 year career
Peterson, Bob (Pete)GMT3Oct 8, 1977 – Jul 22, 1980ASWPlankowner. An honor to serve on the best Spruance Class ship, USS John Young. I couldn't wait to get out, but I can never forget my time aboard her. Sad to see her scuttled like that. Big John stops and turns forever.
Peterson, Pete (Bob)GMT3Oct 8, 1977 – Jul 22, 1980ASWPlankowner. An honor to serve on the best Spruance Class ship, USS John Young. I couldn't wait to get out, but I can never forget my time aboard her. Sad to see her scuttled like that. Big John stops and turns forever.REUNION ANYONE?!
Stangland, DavidSTG3Oct 12, 1977 – Jul 1, 1980CAPlankowner
Myers, NormDS1Nov 1977 – Mar 1982CEPlankowner, enjoyed most of the time even if I really wanted out to go to college
Wesman, ArthurBMCNov 1, 1977 – Jun 15, 19791stbest darn ship that i servered on in 20 yrs.,also the best crew ever. e-mail, bmcnavy07@yahoo.com
Cooper, JoeHT2Nov 10, 1977 – May 16, 1979ROne of the original R-div. along with: Tom Service, Gene Schurr, Ambersley, "Downtown" Eddie Brown, Chet Bowens, Jeff Craggs, Ron Fowler and our mighty yoman Skip Matherly. Where are you guys?
Parenteau, GuyE-3Nov 10, 1977 – Mar 31, 1981A-GangHey all you plank owners, and shellbacks a like, this is Guy Parenteau! I took several pictures of crew members and shellback initiation, trip through the Panama Canal and more. g-mail me k.
McGriff, JeffSTG3Dec 1977 – Jun 9, 1981CAPlankowner

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