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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 664 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
Hodges, J. ToddBM1(SW)1997 – 20011st
Morales, MichaelOS1/E6Jan 1997 – Aug 2001OIYes, I do remember. Email me.
Natwick, ChristopherSTGCSJan 1997 – Sep 17, 2000CA
Bentley, PaulE3Jan 2, 1997 – Jan 29, 1999DeckI served to the best of my ability and got acknowledged for that, but got discharged under false reasons. I miss the Navy life.
Byrn, ScottHT 2Jan 3, 1997 – Sep 12, 2000RBest division on the ship. Lots of great times.....
Checchi, KennethSRFeb 25, 1997 – Nov 21, 1998Deck Division I will never regret serving my country and paving a way for those who came after me. I made my name notorious aboard the John Young and will always be proud of my contributions throughout her journey.
Anderson, LandLTJGMar 1997 – Mar 1999Electrical Officer
Anderson, MichaelET2Mar 1997 – Oct 2002CEJohn Young always got the job done, because she always had the best Crew! The Ship did break the wills and steal the souls of many good people, but I'm happy to have had served on her, but even happier that she was sunk! -DECOM CREW, LAST RIDE-
Jefferson, FrancineBM2Mar 1, 1997 – Oct 1, 1997TADI absolutely loved my time on board the young. I served there TAD and the memories will last forever. Fabulous crew, outstanding CO, XO, SO, and 1st division. Thanks and God bless all who've served. Rest in peace DD973 !
Ray, JasonQMCS(SW)Mar 1, 1997 – Jun 1, 2000NavigationGood times, Good People
Harmon, JimmyE5/GSE2(SW)Mar 12, 1997 – May 23, 2002Main Propulsion (MP)This ship had a lot of problems but it kept us busy and gave us lots of experience. 5 years onboard and loved it!!! The "John Bone". I will never forget the memories, May she rest in Peace!!! GSE's, the "elite of the fleet".
Jones, K. C.OSCS(SW)Jun 17, 1997 – Apr 22, 2002OIIn a Fade.
Busano, BenEn 2Jul 10, 1997 – Sep 13, 2000A-GangWe walk on water Need some information Namulehb@yahoo.com
Penton, ScottITC(SW)Sep 10, 1997 – Jan 3, 2002OCDoes anyone have any John Young Coins?? The bone was a good tour, sea duty just isnt the same
Loberg, HillbillyFNOct 1, 1997 – Oct 1, 1999A Gang
Olson, DaveFC3Nov 1997 – Jul 1998cm/1stfun times,had to rotate off for my son that was injured at birth.
Madrigal, MaddogSKC(SW)Nov 1, 1997 – Oct 1, 2001Supply S-1
Casey, JoshuaET2Dec 1, 1997 – Jul 3, 2002CEADP Triad. Those who were there will understand. Tainted but never beaten, I will always remember who it was.
Aupperle, ShaunEW1(SW)Jan 1, 1998 – Aug 14, 2002OW
Moyer, JasonET2Jan 1, 1998 – Aug 8, 2001CE
Pazpena, Jairo/sigsSM2Jan 1, 1998 – Oct 11, 2001Operations/NavigationThe John Bone!!! Awsome ship, great experiences, Met some realy cool people
Robledo, JoeGM3Jan 15, 1998 – Sep 23, 1999CGWow! What a time,who could forget GMC Ferguson? "The Bone" rusted, broken down and the food sucked. I will miss the people though and the great time we had down in Cabo San Lucas!
Colt 45, Jessica "Beezo"FCFeb 4, 1998 – Aug 2002CGI found this site and realized I had to pay my respects to the JB and everyone else I had the pleasure of serving with anddd, If u think "The Bone" was bad...try serving with marines at a Brig...LOL I have only fond memories left. I miss u all
Martin, GregENSIGNFeb 20, 1998 – Sep 1, 1999Repair OfficerAhh, the memories! Regrets? Well, I hope you all had fun on cruise back in '99. I really missed you all in Italy! Ciao!!! -Greg (now a civilian dive instructor/ English teacher in Okinawa, Japan)
Hernandez, Joel (Fatcat)EN1Feb 24, 1998 – Oct 15, 2001A-GANGWE MADE THE WATER YOU WALK ON. BEST A-GANG AROUND
Hinckley, SarahSH3/E4Mar 1998 – Mar 2002Supply
Gunn, JamesINSTRUCTORMar 1, 1998 – May 14, 1998EducationI was a PACE instructor on the trip Bahrain to Perth. I have published two books on navt ships and will publish one on the Young spring 2006. If you would like to add stories or obtain a copy contact me.
Hinckley, SarahE-4/SH3Mar 8, 1998 – Mar 8, 2002S-3
Hopkins, AaronET2 (SW)May 1998 – Oct 2002CEAfter spending 4 and a half years on the bone, some stupid bubble head sank her! Oh well, to bad so sad. MSTT lives forever!!
Lindgren, BillTSGT USAF RET.May 12, 1998 – May 18, 1998father of hm 1(SW) SHEILA JOHNSONthanks for the great tiger cruse. i was treated like a king.it was also great to see the crew again on the trip up the columbia for the rose festival.what a night on the town in astoria. thanks to capt. doug and crew.
Francois, HimlerE-3May 15, 1998 – Jul 29, 2000OD-01The best experience of my life and i miss it a lot more than i ever thought that i would.
Francois, HimlerBMMay 23, 1998 – Jul 31, 2000ODBest Detoryer In the pacific Unbeatable best looking in the water front In port or at oversea
Andrews, James "Bull Gear"STG1Jun 1998 – Sep 20, 2002CAMy first ship. I will miss the people I have met and the times we had. I now go to the "dark side" of the Navy to a DDG, but it is at a DD one is truly part of something great.
Rukavina, KamQM1Jul 1998 – 2002Navigation
Lowe, BradYN3Jul 9, 1998 – Aug 1, 2001AdminRoscoe Lessane ,Cleo Flint we made the the YN'S rock!
Hipps, BrendaFC2Aug 1998 – Jan 2001CSF3
Fragoso, Carmelo "froggy"FCCAug 1998 – Oct 2002CG - Combat GangstazBest people I've ever worked with. Best ship I ever served on. Too bad she was deep 6ed.
Tuyor, DonnPNC(SW)Sep 15, 1998 – Jul 3, 2001Admin/PersonnelIt's fun providing services to you all onbd JY... Great memories... It's good to see all the names I've recognized. I retired 4yrs ago & still having fun. Work is 2 miles away, no longer 10K miles.
Graham, SpencerossaSep 20, 1998 – Feb 2, 2001oigood ship
Graham, SpencerOSSNSep 23, 1998 – Feb 2, 2001operations
Villarreal, Fred M. , IIOS2(SW)Oct 12, 1998 – Sep 30, 2002OI
Tanksley, Zakee F.Oct 19, 1998 – Sep 18, 2002DECK/ADMINI REALLY MISS YOU GUYS
Spurling, DavidGM3Nov 6, 1998 – Aug 29, 2001CG
Franklin-Thomas, LydiaSKSNNov 24, 1998 – Oct 1, 2002Supply
MacKey, Big Mack Attack!!IT2(SW)Dec 26, 1998 – Sep 22, 2002OCOC Division. Funny how we were the best then, and I'm still the best! I still have quite a few sea stories that benefit my daily life. Thanks to ITCM Reed, and Big "O" Tillar. Road Dogs!

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