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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 657 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
Fortner, NeilEWC1980 – 1984OE / OW / OI
Stoeckinger, Michaelsn1980 – 1983first divisionjust signing up here. hoping to swap sea stories with old mates
Gaughan, Joseph / JoeSTG21980 – 1981CA
Del Villar, Tim "Del"E5/OS21980 – 1984OIBeing aboard "Big John" was an experience I'll never regret or forget. I made some great friends and learned some valuable life lessons there. Like go over your DivO's head when he says choose between Navy and family!
Howard, Dan / HowieBM31980 – Feb 3, 19831st DivisionHi everyone, My young cocky self-swore I would be a vagrant before I Reenlisted. Well, I wound up spending 29 years total in the Navy. I guess I loved it after all. Retired as a BMCS. Still had to big a mouth for BMCM
Deperalta J, JackBM31980 – 19831stplank owner
Steuble, DanE-2Jan 1980 – Oct 1981DeckI wish at the time I was on the John Young...I wasn't so young.I miss her...I miss the Sea...Good people...good ship... Left Her too early.
Hunt, SteveOS-3Jan 1, 1980 – Mar 1, 1983OI / Janitorial, Pilot Rescue SwimmerHi all, yep I am still alive and kicking. Any of you in the TN area look me up.
Umbenhowwer, TimE-3Apr 1980 – Sep 1982Radio ShackI loved reading news to the ship and all the people I met on board and all those dutys I had performed from Top to Bottom
Ross, DanOS 2Apr 1, 1980 – Dec 1, 1984OIGood times on the John Bone, "dd409", cleanest boat on the water. Wonder what happened to the buffer, Rip? Maybe dock side? Plenty of memories and fun times...
Lemieux, Ray 'Crow'OS2Apr 6, 1980 – Apr 8, 1985OI
Howard, Dan (Howie)BM3Apr 13, 1980 – Jan 27, 19831STBeing chased around by a Krevak was a blast. What ever happend to woody?
Tapia, RubenGSE2May 1980 – May 7, 1985MP - EMO5What a way to live, wouldn't change a thing. Three West-Pac cruises, the finest group of sailors there ever was.
Kalas, CraigOS2May 9, 1980 – Jan 30, 1984OILots of good memories of life on the Bone, even when we were a "third world banana boat!" Glad to see many folks still connect with the little bit of history we all made!
Simmons, Kenneth(Ken)QM3May 12, 1980 – Jun 12, 1982NAVI had great memories of serving on the J.Y. and all the friends I had on the ship. The ship's first Westpac was the best.
Cohen, MarcLT(JG)May 15, 1980 – Jul 15, 1982ABest damn bunch of pirate's I had the pleasure to serve with.
Challender, RodgerE 3May 20, 1980 – Oct 23, 19831ST
Shields, WilliamGMGJun 1980 – Oct 15, 1983combat systemsbest ship,best bunch of meat balls I've ever known.
Umbenhower, TimE3Jun 1980 – Sep 1982Radio
Witteman, PaulSTGJun 15, 1980 – Oct 15, 1983SonarHad a blast on this ship...got on in just the right time...2 weeks out of boot and off we went..first of 2 West PAC's for me..a little bout with cancer got me kicked out of service but WTF? Me and Norm McMaster...LOL
Van Winkle, Ralph "rip"OS 3Jun 18, 1980 – Jan 4, 1983OIYA'LL REMEMBER THE FIRST WEST-PACS?? SUBIC BAY AND THE STONED CROW?? I RECENTLY FOUND SOME OLD PICS... 25 YEARS GOES BY QUICK.
Jolin, Paulmr 2Jul 28, 1980 – Mar 15, 1986r divlots of fun many succesful missions across shit river in the pi
Hill, KeithEW1Sep 28, 1980 – Nov 12, 1984CE/OI/OW
Biagioni, JamesEM2Oct 1980 – Nov 1982E
Barr, JimFTM2Oct 1980 – Jan 1984CB/CMOne of the best times in my life. Would like to hear from all my friends.
Flood, LarryGSM1Nov 1980 – Sep 1985MP
Smith, PatNov 24, 1980 – Jun 10, 1984A-GangTwo tours, eight years on the John Young, Clinton Politics and an underfunded budget took its toll on the ship. Sending her down to Davy Jones locker was a fitting end to a fine ship!
Steele, SkipOS21981 – 1984Operations
Murray, Gerald / BirdarmBM1981 – 19831st
Finucane, David J.HMSRJan 25, 1981 – Jan 10, 19831st
Groenewold, ToddE-3Feb 1981 – Oct 23, 19831st divisionI really enjoyed my three years on the John young' Got to do alot of traveling, and made alot of friends, and drink alot.
Kirby, Ted/ KurbsterBM2Mar 1981 – Jul 19831ST
Wrubleski, LindsayE-3Mar 1981 – Sep 1984MP/Fuel Shack
King, DavidMS3/mssnApr 1981 – Feb 1985M Scrab legs in the galley at night mojo in olongapo goos times good times need copy of 83-84 yearbook will pay email me dadoflots@yahoo.com
Walker, John D.EN 3May 1981 – Jan 1984"A-Gang"
Briese, Walter E., CoolbreezeOS2May 1981 – Oct 1982OIGood Ship, real sorry to see her used as a target.
Englehart, ChuckHT2May 1981 – Jun 1983R
Brizendine, Timothy (dog)QM2May 1981 – May 1986NavigationSome of the best years of my life. Hey Seadawg, Nelson, Clemens, Chief Wray, Tom O, Furtner brothers, J D, Tomp, Brock, Kamensky, Solarsky, and to all the other great guys. My # is 660-849-2230, 15874 Lupus Rd Jamestown MO 65046.
Ayers, Keith R.GMA1(SW)May 1, 1981 – Oct 21, 1984CAI'll never forget the look on the crews faces when (GMT2) Redman & I showed up at the mess decks, w/ a 3 ft. chain holding us together at the belt. When asked, we convinced them that it was for the "2 Man Rule". :)
Scargall, DanielSTGSNJun 1981 – Aug 1983sonarI was sorry to see she was decommissioned and sunk. it was a good ship.
Seawell, David (Seadawg)PC3 (E-4)Aug 15, 1981 – Nov 18, 1983AdminI was very fortunate to serve on the Young. The attitude that was given onboard with the crew was always top notch. The words of being "second to none" still is in my heart. I would like to thank all of my shipmates I served with during that ti
Guest, BuckLTJGSep 1981 – Mar 1993E
Eller, DaleET2Sep 1981 – May 1983Many fond memories of our Westpac, including our time off Petropovlosk, 6 weeks in Japan, and the time in the Gulf.
Edwards, JohnGSM3Sep 1981 – Dec 1984MPHard to believe they sank her!
Gonzalez, RudyE3Sep 1981 – May 1984SUPPLY LOVED THE JOHN BONE,GET TIME ON WESTPACS AND TRAINING. GREAT PEOPLE TO SERVE WITH. ANYONE REMEMBER WHEN COMMANDER VIAFORE WAS RELIVED OF HIS DUTIES WHILE ON WESTPAC OFF THE COAST OF RUSSIA.
Stratis, RickOS3Sep 8, 1981 – Aug 6, 1985OpsWe had the best Os's in the fleet, Hunt, Lemuix, Vanwinkle. My dreams were dashed too, I loved the Navy..I was the best LAAWC in the fleet..God Bless the Johhny Bone
Gonzalez, RudySHSNSep 13, 1981 – May 27, 1984SupplyHad great times with friends on the John Young. Enjoyed WESTPAC and all the ports. Wish I would of kept in touch with friends.
Zeigler, CliffordSK2 RETIRED SK1 1994Oct 13, 1981 – Feb 15, 1985S-1This will always be the best ship the i ever served on i am proud to say i served on it haze gray an underway miss u. if only u could turn back the hands of time REPEAT.
Harper, WilliamGSMCNov 1981 – Jun 1985MPMany challenges for the ship and personally. Successful deployments in 1982 & 1984-85, ROH in Long Beach in 1983 were the highlights. Lots of great memories!

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