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USS Merrill (DD 976) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Merrill (DD 976). 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 554 crew members registered for the USS Merrill (DD 976).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Bell, Jeff (Buh)GMM!1984 – 1987Weps/CA/ASROCGreat ship and crew, would like to relive alot of the old days!! Still in, retiring Jan 05.
Evans, ScottLT1984 – 1987OC & OIWESTPAC certainly beat the 'Merrill Trench.' One of the greatest experiences of my life.
Ledbetter, StantonSN/SK1984 – 1986DECK/SUPPLYHad some of the best times of my life on the Merrill. S ad to hear she's gone. It was an awsome west-pac. Howdy to all my shipmates.
Zwetzig, Brian (Ziggy)E-61984 – 1988Engineering
Still, GaryGMGCJan 1984 – Jan 1986CS GCPO in charge 5" Guns
Rolen, RogerDS2Jan 1, 1984 – Mar 15, 1987CDThe Mighty Merrill was a great ship and a great group of people to work and live with. I hope to contact some more of my old shipmates.
Luis, GregoryRM2Jan 20, 1984 – Aug 1, 1988OCGood ship. Two Westpacs '86 & '88. Plenty of SOCALS during Tomahawk testing. "Spirit of '76".
Rivers, TimTMT2Mar 1984 – Aug 1988CSA1My 1st ship. Lots of time waiting to launch TOMAHAWKS. West-Pac in 1986 with the USS New Jersey. Drop me an e-mail if you were there.
Markham, RobertIS2Mar 1, 1984 – Jun 8, 1985Intelligence
Van Blarcom, KeithRM1May 1984 – Aug 1998OCGreat ship and crew. Enjoyed all with OC div. Great group of Radioman. Cranston, Mcfall, Luis, others.
Delavan, FrankMERRILLMay 1, 1984 – Dec 30, 1986CAJust checking after all these years
Haag, JimSN-FC3May 23, 1984 – Aug 17, 1987Deck-CMThis makes three of my five ships that are no more. I guess I'm getting old.
Ballard, WalterEW2Jul 1984 – Mar 1987OZ02Miss the Merrill. Had alot of friends on her. Retired after 20 years. Looking for QM2 Rodgers. Also does anyone have their Realm of golden dragon need info from it. lost mine.
Constantineau, GlenFC1Aug 1984 – Feb 22, 1989Combat Systems MisslesIf I knew then what I know now I might have stayed for the 20. I sure do miss alot of my old shipmates. Hey, remember convincing CSO and others on the advantages of 7M over 7H Sea Sparrow! We really showed 'em! How about 5 cent beers in LB
Rivera, StevenOS3Aug 1984 – Oct 1985OPS CIC
Bostick, JamesDD 976Oct 1984 – Dec 1985
Isenberg, DanielE4/ET3Oct 1984 – Apr 1987CEI feel like a part of me was lost when I saw the Merrill was sunk. I have such great memories of serving with this crew. The '86' WestPac is still very fresh in my mind. I hope all my shipmates have done well in life.
Bostick, JamesSEAMANOct 1, 1984 – Dec 16, 1986Deck
Leung, JeffreyLTDec 1984 – Apr 1988OI and CAOne of the more memorable times in my life. Met a bunch of great people and got to see different places.
Ziesmer, Chief ZEWC1985 – 1989THE SHIP DID IN FACT FALL UNDER NORMAL DEPLOYMENTS ROTATIONS AND DID IN FACT HAVE OVERHAULS.STARTING IN 1986.
Daly, MikeMS31985 – 1989SupplyWorked in the galley cooking for the crew, I would do it again in a second. The crew was the best. Sorry to see her gone.
Tyler, RickyGSM31985 – 1986MP
Grant, John SplashRM21985 – 1988OCSorry to hear they sunk her, lots of great mems.came rushing back when I saw some of the names listed here. I hope all is well with my old shipmates like LULU and the Brown Bag a.ka. Tom Jones
Bighorse, ScottSTG 31985 – 1988CAAhhh Yes , Thoughts of my first ship. Lots of crew members I long forgotten. Lots of good times and some forgotten ones as well. So sad to know she' now a sunken tgt. Contact me if you wish.
Brown, BrentGSE21985 – 1990MPgood times
Cevolani, PaulFCCS (SW)1985 – 1988WeaponsThis was by far the best ship and the best CO that I have served during my 20 years of naval service. We worked hard and we played hard! Most of all we were the best cohesive team. Fair winds and following seas!
Dierre, CospySk1985 –SUPPLYMiss all the great times and shipmates. Retired 2006 SKC(SW/AW/SCW)..
Royal, StephenE-5Jan 1985 – Jan 1990Gunners MateHello Shipmates, Royal here looking for any of you guys who served aboard the Mighty Moo in the late 80's and were aboard in 88 when we were in the Gulf... Hope you all are doing well. Is Commander Miller out there?
Nance, MichaelbmsnFeb 1985 – Sep 1989deckit was the best of times ,it was the worst of times (dont forget RICK BRYAN)
Woodworth, Willis (Woody)OS2Mar 4, 1985 – Jul 13, 1990OI
Ziesmer, James ChiefzEWCMar 9, 1985 – Aug 14, 1989OZWhy not start a reunion organization? Anyone interested?
Robertson, BarronSTG1Apr 1985 – Jan 1988CAHated underway watches, in port quaterdeck watches, would go back and do it again in a minute. Miss all the friends I made. Cant beleive the sank her!
Robertson, Barron/robbySTG1Apr 1985 – Jan 1988CAI miss all the friends I had. Cant beleive shes on the bottom
Remy, Garybm3Apr 1, 1985 – Oct 31, 1989deck
Poland, JamesSK2May 1985 – Aug 1988supply
Rogers, TedQM2May 1, 1985 – May 1, 1987NavigationBest ship I ever served on. The Captain, "All Ahead Flank 3" Roger Miller was the best. Deployed with the first Battleship Battlegroup since the Vietnam War (USS New Jersey).
Palmer, RichardRM2May 15, 1985 – Sep 20, 1988OCI was amazed to find this site and to see so many friends from OC department who have checked in. RM1 Van ... RM2 Luis. RM2 Mcfall .. I will never forget the motorcycle ride to the airport. Cranston, Finch, Covington, Rose and others. i miss you.
Poindexter, BillCMCJun 1985 – Jan 1, 1989Sure hate to see she was sunk as a target
Stolz, TerryETCJun 1985 – Jun 1989OE/CEHad a wonderful time on the Spirit of 76. This is the duty station I miss most in my 20 year career.
Schwenzer, DavidCTO2Jun 1, 1985 – 1989OZ
Stewart, Charles (Jr)SHSNJun 14, 1985 – Dec 9, 1988SupplyRan the ship's store and worked in the Laundry and stocked the vending machines. Merrill was a great ship and I enjoyed the westpac's in 86 and 88. April 1988 Praying Mantis..wow. Too bad I screwed my hitch up but I met alot of cool people
Kusch, MarcusOS2Jun 15, 1985 – Feb 5, 1988OIJersey BattleShip BattleGroup WestPac.... What a trip for a 19yo!!
Wickstrom, KennethE5\EM2Jun 17, 1985 – Apr 20, 1990EMY STAY ON BOARD THE MERRILL WAS VERY CHALLENGING AS A PERSON MY BEST TIME WAS BEING ON WEST PAC &VISTITING THE OVERSEASES ASIA AGAIN.& I GUESS MY WORST TIME WAS IN 1988 WHEN I ALMOST DIED ON THE FANTAIL FROM HELO DEBRI THAT NOCKED ME OUT TO HELL.
Schmitz, JosephLTJul 1985 – Oct 1988DISBO/Ships Store OfficerFirst sea tour of my career (retired in 2001 as a LCDR). Great shipmates and great memories!!!
Sanchez, EddieSM2Jul 24, 1985 – May 29, 1989NAVIGATIONCAPITAN RODGER IS THE MAN , GOOD TIME , IM LIVING IN SAN DIEGO NOW, ANYONE HEARD FROM SM2 HONEGGER?
Schmidt, Anthony (Tony)GMT3 GMM2(SW)Aug 8, 1985 – Aug 9, 1989CAAlmost like old times with all the big names in here..I was the hardest worker onboard, right bell, todd, haha-remember how we scrubbed the bulkhead, all Bullshit. Last tour before I retired was at GLakes as an Instructor. Live in ATL now.
Osburn, Gene (Ozzy)CTR3Sep 13, 1985 – Sep 21, 1988OZ
Wangen, ToddGMM2Sep 20, 1985 – Jun 30, 1989Weapons/ASROCLooking back it was alot of fun. Had a great time with 2 West Pacs. Lots of good friends.
Wangen, ToddGMM2Sep 20, 1985 – May 30, 1989CASeems like it never happened. Lots of fun on those West-Pac Cruises. Anyone remember the small boat attack team "watches" during Operartion Praying Mantis?
Augustine, Paul (Augie)GSM3Sep 26, 1985 – Apr 21, 1989mpcan not think of better times,2 westpac's a whole lot of action in the gulf during operation praying mantis,great crew, the memories are still vivid after all these years, just this morning I found out that she lays in neptune's garden(dog-zebr
Jones, StephenOS2Nov 1985 – Mar 1987OIThe greatest crew and ship around.

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