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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
Moynihan, JohnSTG21988 – 1990CASome of the best times of my life, then the worst experience of my life. No regrets. I have fond memories of my shipmates and hope all are doing well
Ollison, VernonHM3May 1988 – May 1991MEDICAL/XGOOD TIMES! SHIPYARDS LONG BEACH LOTTA HARD WORK AND A LOT OF FUN.
Watkins, Charles (Chuck)GMG2Aug 1988 – Sep 2, 1990CG
Reeves, Anthony, Tony, Nickname (Sammy Or Sam)MS3Aug 1988 – Feb 1992SupplyShout out to my Brothers on the "John Bone" past and present. So many good memories, Best part of my Navy career and as I reflect back, couldn't wait to get off that ship. Funny thing is I miss it and all of you.
Cheta, AnilBM3Aug 29, 1988 – Aug 28, 19921st
McCoy, Sean A.TM2Sep 1988 – Jun 1992CAHolly Cow!! Sunk the 'Ol gal. And not much after being refit. There are your taxes at work. Were is every one? Back home in Spokane,WA for me. Miss my buddy SM2 Sullivan! It's weird to see all those names. Brings back los of memories! Miss you
Anderson, DougSTGSNSep 1988 – Feb 1991CA-CSA
Ray, JohnLTSep 1, 1988 – Oct 1, 1991SupplyWhat's up Shipmates? Good times on the JY....I'm living in San Diego so look me up if you are in the area. 10/2013
Belotti, mikeENOct 3, 1988 – Sep 9, 1991A-gangShe was a great ship! mourdekaine@yahoo.com
Perry, GavinET2Nov 1988 – Nov 1992Combat Systems
Funk, MichaelOS2Dec 1988 – Aug 1992OI
Kingsford, TimOS2Dec 1988 – Dec 1990OI
Flowers, PatrickLTDec 8, 1988 – May 18, 1991RI was amazed to hear the she was Decom'd. It was a tough, challenging, & rewarding time serving with you. Memories never to be dishonored.
Mather, JohnGse2Dec 13, 1988 – Dec 29, 1990MPWTF- The Bone is now at the bottom. Anybody out there drop me a line.
Foshee, MarcBM31989 – 19921stDamn! Sunk by a sub?!? That's not right...Going on my first Caribbean cruise soon, and have been thinking about the John Bone a lot lately. Hope everyone's well; Mootz, Glover, Rhino, Boomer, Cheta. You still here in SoCal, Dig?
Arnold, DaveLTJan 1989 – Sep 1990Served aboard as Ops Officer.
Loven, Dennis N.QM2Jan 1989 – Jun 1992Navigation
Shatto, ShaunGSM2Jan 1, 1989 – Mar 6, 1990GSM
Needles, KevinGSE3Jan 1, 1989 – 1992MPDID TWO WEST-PACS ONBOARD, ORIGINALLY ARRIVED DURING ONE WHILE IT WAS IN THE PERSIAN GULF, THEN ANOTHER A COUPLE YEARS LATER (THE BONE), SWITCHED TO THE ARMY WATERCRAFT, MADE CW4, THEN RETIRED AFTER 24 1/2 YEARS IN 2012
Cheta, Anil "Cheetos"BM3Jan 6, 1989 – Aug 28, 19921stwespac 89,"D"Rock,alaskan cruise,too damn cold standing watch,where are my"Boys" Gunn,Ortiz,Rhineheart,Boomer,and boats Leaver
Rehs, BillDS1Jan 11, 1989 – Jun 14, 1989CEReally enjoyed my TAD assignment aboard the John Young. Was a pleasure doing the Persian Gulf thing with some really great, professional shipmates. You will all forever be in my memories.
Brown, StevenRM3Jan 30, 1989 – Feb 13, 1991OPSTHE BONE..Great ship and crew..Had the time of my life for those 2 yrs..Vern, Benny, Clemm, Mac and the rest of the boys, man! we had a blast!
Anderson, Robert Big Daddye3Feb 19, 1989 – Dec 9, 1989sonBM1 Robert Ray Anderson, was my father and trying to get some old ship mate info,, would be app,, thank you RIP BM1 Anderson
Taliaferro, ChrisGMM2Mar 3, 1989 – Jul 23, 1993CGOutstanding command, well, fun ports anyway. To the Tomahawk FC's, you guys were the coolest Nerds on the boat. Gunner's Mate's rule.
Chambers, ScotLTJGApr 1989 – Dec 1992Deck/EngFine ship and good host..like a mother to us all. Sorry to see her go. Think of her and crew often. Spent many a night on her...warm breezes of a bridge wing midwatch..faint smell of oil in air. She'll be missed..PRENDS LA MER AVEC COURAGE
Summers Jr, John profile iconBMSNApr 1989 – Aug 19921st DivisionThey sunk the Bone? What the frick? How the heck is everyone doing? Fun times on board especially long flight deck ops
Phillips, BrianbmsnJun 1989 – 1993First divisionLooking for the crew on John young...dd973.. This is big phil...dragging for life. ..hit me up I'm in spfld mass. ..phatmannb@yahoo.com. .. love to reconnect with the boys
Donnini, TadDC2Jun 15, 1989 – Jun 15, 1993RepairSad to see that she got sunk was a good ship. Had alot of good and bad time's on board. Miss alot of the guys i served with hope you are all well
Hettrick, GregSKC (SW)Aug 21, 1989 – Feb 24, 1993SUPPLYJUST WANT TO SAY HIGH TO ALL THE GUY'S FROM MY TIME, I OWE YOU A LOT, ESPICALLY THE SK'S AND J.J. HARRINGTON. THANKS
Shafer, MikeOS2Sep 17, 1989 – Mar 26, 1993OI
Greene, Andre (Dre)SH3Oct 10, 1989 – Oct 10, 1993S-2to everybody from my era glad to serve with you feel free to hit me up. Westpac 92 was the best whats up Spivey(ms) Wright(bm) Thomas(sm) Cooksey(bm) Schultz(yn)
Granse, ChipOS1(SW)Nov 5, 1989 – Jun 5, 1994OII HAD A GREAT TIME ON THIS SHIP. I STILL LIVE IN SAN DIEGO. I HOPE SOME OF YOU GET IN TOUCH WITH ME.
Bruesch, ScottFC2Nov 24, 1989 – Apr 26, 1994C MNORM! Got out & moved back home to Michigan. I'm a letter carrier for the P.O. Can't believe I've been out for ten years.
Donaldson, MarkusFC2 (SW)Nov 29, 1989 – Jun 29, 1994CFIt was a long ride on the Bone, but for some reason I miss it a little. Had a lot of good times with good friends.
Needles, KevinGSE3Dec 1989 – 1992Main PropulsionI didn't know she was gone. Seeing the names on the crew list brings back alot of great memories. I am now a Chief Warrant Officer in the Army, serving as a chief engineer onboard different Army vessels. Still at sea.
Williams, BrettDS21990 – 1993
Hill, Steven1990 – 1994MPShe was my first ship, she took me through the Gulf twice. It was a sad day when she went down...
Davis, DanielRM21990 – 1992commswould like to hear form all the rms and sms or anybody , hey brett burkett, how about Haynes or Sully or RMC Brown
Lopez, JesusYN31990 – 1993Admin
Tekaat, LonnieGSE21990 – 1994EngineeringGotta love "The Bone". Great times with great friends. Learned a lot, experienced a lot, enjoyed a lot. Nothing like coming in to work before the yardbirds and leaving from the ship after them. Thecutabove7017@yahoo.
Darling, DinoGSM3Jan 1, 1990 – Dec 31, 1991EngineeringEM02! In the yards for a YEAR installing the VLS and rebuilding the engine room!
Burkett, BretSM3Jan 1, 1990 – Jan 1, 1994Operations and CommunicationsGood old days
Schmudlach, SteveE5/FC2Jan 8, 1990 – May 9, 1994CG
Anderson, Dean (Andy)BMFeb 1990 – Jun 19921st
Thomas, Chris (Big T)SM1Feb 4, 1990 – Jan 8, 1995ocwhats up bone crew.miss you guys.my man j.t. and china.and ollie.jeffcoat.hi to all.
Watterud, ShayneGSM3Feb 14, 1990 – Dec 20, 1992MPIt was the 'Bone', what more can I say????
Miller, MikeE5---E4Feb 25, 1990 – Feb 15, 1994CAHELLO TO MY SHIPMATES OF THAT ERA.MISS SERVING W/YOU GUYS ON THE "BONE"
Smith, LaneDS3Mar 1, 1990 – Jun 7, 1994CE
Cassady, RichE-5/ET2Mar 9, 1990 – May 14, 1994Repair 8Oh, the Bone. Wouldn't miss it, but wouldn't do it again. Not only did they decommission her, but they sunk her as well. Does that mean we won?
Jones, TomMS3Mar 26, 1990 – Mar 17, 1994SupplyWow it is almost 10 years {MAR 94} since I left the "BONE". "BAD TO THE BONE" was our theme. What great memories I have. I wish I kept in touch with my shipmates over the years. Feel free to email me. Tom_A_Jones@msn.com
Ladiana, MikeOS3Apr 1990 – Sep 1994OIWell now I guess its safe to let you know who has the 92 westpac CIC "Bone Log"! Matt Bennett you are still missed my brother! Im at getonboard1@hotmail.com "Bad to the Bone"!!!
Ladiana, MikeOS3Apr 1990 – Sep 1994OINEW EMAIL: JEDIMASTERKUSH@YAHOO.COM MATTHEW FATE BENNETT (AKA SAM SQUIDDLY, RIP BROTHER), NICHOLS, HILDENBRAND, FUQUA, SHAFER, PUTTER, PERKINS, ETC. WHATS UP SHIPMATES! SINKIN THE BONE, ALL THOSE FIELD DAYS FOR NOT!
Jimenez, Erik/ HimmyloceeEM3Apr 11, 1990 – Jul 12, 1993#1 EIt was the best time of my life serving aboard the mighty ship. We were the #1 Ship on the water front. We passed all are inspection with flying colors. Thanks Cmdr. Schultz. and also Senior chief Epperson. wish i could go back to that time
Pickeral, DavidLTJGApr 28, 1990 – Oct 11, 1991CGAfter JYG served as Safety Officer for NAVSTA San Diego before separating from the Navy on 31 March 1993. I will never know prouder company than my shipmates on DD973. As of this writing (11/05) there are only two Spruances in the Fleet!
Tekala, RudalEW3Apr 30, 1990 – Jun 25, 1993OW
Brandt, ReyFC2May 1990 – Mar 1994CGWow! What a long strange trip it's been.Hey Schmud! Watterchud say Hollywood! Lt Pick Flux Capacitor? From Long Beach to Diego Garcia with a few stops in between 4 years and a lot of memories. Anybody seen Clay Harris? Welcome to the Bone!
Thompson, MichaelOS2Jun 1990 – Jun 1992OIWassup shipmates. Remember the good times!! West Pac 92. I still tell stories about that messed up REFTRA we went through. Evidently Sam Squiddly has passed RIP Bro!!! Remember the comics he'd draw funny stuff.
Gardner, BrianGSM3Jul 1990 – Feb 14, 1992mp oil labto all my old shipmates had a great time serving with you all tennishoe, fig ,bear, hill you sh#t get in touch you to deheer bgardner1@comcast.net. were are the A gangers would like to here from you all don,t let the bone die
Arenz, RichDK2(SW)Jul 21, 1990 – Oct 18, 1993SupplyToday is 10/4/2012 and I can't believe it was that long ago since serving onboard the Young. Good times and a unique experience in life during that short 3 years.
Jones, StephenOS1Aug 1990 – Jul 1995OIIt was the best of times. To all of my friends/shipmates, peace be with you.
Thiessen, James ESNSep 1, 1990 – May 22, 19941st/ocThose were the Good old Days; Time goes by fast but always will remember atleast some of you.
Souza, RobertPN2(SW)Sep 26, 1990 – Feb 15, 1994N1
Fleming, SeanOct 1990 – Oct 1992Hadda great time on The Bone. But most of the fun was on shore! Where's Zipp, Mccune, Taylor, and the other posse? Malone-U back in Iowa? Great experience, great crew(for the most part). WesPac '92. I'm in Chitown! Hope eveyone is g
Long, JosephGMM3Oct 1990 – Jun 1993CA Division ( Combat Systems )Where has the time gone? Sure do miss the good times that were had on The Bone.
Stepter, Jeff (Stepman)MS2Oct 12, 1990 – Jan 12, 1994S2Good Times. Remember all my old shipmates, just to name a few,: Willis, Spivey, Greene, Jones. Settled in So. California. Would have liked to stay in contact. Drop me a line or two. I'll holler..love, peace and hair grease !!!
Stepter, Jeff (Stepman)MS2Oct 13, 1990 – Jan 12, 1994S2Great memories! Still remember the many good men I met. Would like to hear from old shipmates _ Spivey, Willis, Greene. Settled in Southern CA with my family..
Calloway, DavidGSM1Oct 20, 1990 – Oct 22, 1992MPTruly enjoyed the days onboard such a great ship. My first Gas Turbine and proud of her.
Conlee, Michael (Mike)FC2Dec 1990 – Sep 1994CMWorst experience of my life, loved the Navy and being at sea hated the "Bone"
Schooley, MichaelOS2Dec 1, 1990 – Sep 1, 1994OIGood Times, Miss those days, Lookin to hear from my OI buddies, Cruzin4@hotmail.com

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