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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 559 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
Trice, MarvinEW31986 – 1987OZHELLO ALL
Ramsey, ToddE5/MS1986 – May 1, 1992SUPPLYJust feeling a bit Nostalgic today and looked up the Mighty MOO!
Hoffas, PeterMS2Jan 1986 – Sep 1989S2
Carlson, TobyGSE2Jan 20, 1986 – Aug 20, 1990MPBummed to see she is gone. Was planning on taking my son to see the ship.
Bryan, KinderET2Feb 1986 – Feb 1988CEGreat ship, great crew. The combination of Roger Miller and Fred Cole as CO and XO was the best I saw in 20 years of service.
Miller, RogerCapt.Feb 1986 – Apr 1, 1988Capt.A remarkable ship with a most remarkable Crew! Wished I were 30 years younger and could do it all over again.
Zavala, ZmanOS1Feb 14, 1986 – Sep 18, 1991OIGOOD TIMES! Became a Shellback 1986. Fun times!
Faulkner, TracyBMMar 4, 1986 – Dec 20, 1989DeckBest ship of my 22 year career. An even better crew. The way the Life on a ship should always be.
Schroeder, Keith (Peanuts)BM3Mar 14, 1986 – Aug 15, 1989DeckWent on 2 Westpacs. One awsome and the other not so good. Was great experience in my young life.
Modglin, Gary ( Mojo )SH3Apr 1986 – 1991SupplyThis was the best command I was ever attached to! Did to wst packs and Operation Praying Mantis! Awesome time on the first cruise with Capt. Miller. Longest we were underway was 21 days.
Faulkner, TracyE-6/BMApr 1, 1986 – Dec 30, 1989DECKGreat ship. Deployed 3 West-Pac's Great deck force.
Carter, CarsonEW2May 5, 1986 – Feb 15, 1988On the tough days, I reflect back to my fondest memories on the 976. It was my pleasure to go on all our missions with a wonderful crew and the best Chief ever, Ziesmer. After all these years, his poise under pressure is still impressive.
Danielson, JeffreyMSCJun 10, 1986 – Sep 3, 1990S2 I was the leading MS and head cook and bottle washer. Had a great time in the first two cruises but the gulf was a real challange. Won the Ney award for the juke box 50's mess deck I helped design with LT salvadore.
Schuchart, CliffordRM2Jun 15, 1986 – Jul 15, 1988OCI first and favorite ship in the Navy, I will never forget the time I spent as a Radioman on her.
Danielson, JeffMSCJul 1986 – Dec 1990S2 I retired MSCS after 20, my best memories are still onboard the Merrill. Damn shame they sank it!
Lambiris, Andre (Andreas)STG3 (PUSH BUTTON)Jul 1986 – Nov 1988CAOMG! Zuniga..Varble..Nash..TM1 Barber (Pappy). I miss you guys... where are you...... Please contact me. All my best to ALL SPIRIT of 76' (USS MERRILL DD-976) sailors. God bless all who served onboard this great fine ship.
Fernando, FelixbertoGSM3Aug 1986 – Jun 24, 1990MPmy life could have been spent on this wonderful ship.i also miss my former shipmates especially those in the engine room 1 and 2.my buddies goldberg,wheeler,
Gray, EdRM3Aug 10, 1986 – Mar 10, 1989OCGreat time, enjoyed my time.
Fernando, FelixbertoE-4 GSM 3Aug 30, 1986 – Jun 24, 1990MPi also miss chief krueger.
Ketner, MikeFC1Sep 1, 1986 – May 31, 1991CM/STRIKEHEY SHIPMATES SUP? VANVLEET U GOT DA WATCH !!! HEY MARTZ , ZAVALA, WHERES DOC? BEERDAY, SEYCHELLES,PHUKET,HONG KONG,DA HALLOWED SHORES OF SUBIC BAY!!!!!!!!! NY BODY REMEMBER THE GOLDEN SUNRISE IN THE IO? PRAYING MANTIS!
Barnthouse, Dwight "Barney"CTM2(SW)Sep 5, 1986 – Oct 20, 1989OZOur Break Away Song BORN TO BE WILD! Said it all. One of the Greatest Adventures in my career (23 years and still going strong as of 1 Nov 2004). Senior Chief, JAFO, JOHN-TOM, ED, MIKE, MARK, DEAN-O, JERRY, & even IS1 Lester -- I miss you all!
Bristow, ChristopherSN/ SM3Oct 1986 – Jun 1988
Schneider, DouglasE3Oct 18, 1986 – Jul 18, 1990Engineering
Ford, Jr., DanSN/PN2Oct 26, 1986 – May 14, 1990Deck/AdminThis was my first ship and the crew really had lots of class! I really enjoyed my time on board and all the friends I made. Miss those steal beach cook outs. My contact number: (254) 541-9606.
Brown, JohnnyRM2Nov 1986 – Dec 1989ocI had some good times on the merrill glad to see some familiar buddys names and others who I served with during operation praying mantis
Johnson, RaySNDec 31, 1986 – Jan 4, 1988DeckShe was my first ship. Too bad I had to transfer when she went on West-pac. I had fun though!! Sad to see her gone.
Pinder, HarveyET21987 – 1991CEEnjoyed my time on Merrill. Loved WESTPAC so much that I still spend most of my time in Asia working in the civilian world. I only lasted one year on shore duty before deciding to leave the Navy due to boredom.
Bombery, TimBM21987 – 1990Deck
Speer, ChristopherSH21987 – 1989S-3 SupplyShe was best ship that I was assigned to out of 5 ships.
Logerstedt, KevinGSM21987 – Nov 17, 1990MPGreat ship, great friends, good times.
Horner, ChristopherRM21987 – 1990OCI see some familiar names here. Good times on board this ship. Sad they sank her. I thought they sold her. If you know me feel free to contact me.
Kugler, Michael (Baby Doc)HM 31987 – 1988UnsureServed during Operation Praying Mantis under the leadership of Capt. Miller
Clemons, LorenzoE-41987 – 1988admininstration
Bryant, Andree31987 –bmanyone who was on the merril and remembers me hit me up
Chmelik, JosephRMC(SW)Jan 1987 – Nov 1988OCGreat radio gang. Operation "Praying Mantis" during the 88 cruise, was a highlight of my career. I retired in 94, and now I design and develop web base training applications.
Barber, Jamesbm3Jan 1987 – May 1989deckman that is a shame they sunk her! great ship, great crew, especially deck division, you guys were the best!!!!
Lakind, MitchellOS2Jan 3, 1987 – Aug 15, 1989OIServed for Operations Praying Mantis before heading to USS Ranger
Sawyer, ScottQM-3Jan 4, 1987 – Nov 26, 1990NAVADThere were good times and bad times but I made a few good Friends for life I hope all of you are doing well!!!
Butler, DarrellDC2Jan 15, 1987 – Aug 1, 1991R
Rogers, WillGSM2Jan 19, 1987 – Jul 27, 1992MPShe was a great ship. And an honor to sail aboard her with a great crew. The Best of Times.
Kerr, AlanQM2Feb 18, 1987 – Oct 23, 1990NAVADI hated the navy, but miss the some of the times with Sawyer, Bush, Bofenkamp, and others.
Allen, KevinENCMar 1987 – 1991a -ganga great bunch of guys on a hell of a boat
Medina, Christopher (Funky Cold)LTMar 1, 1987 – Jun 30, 1990OS / MPBest Command ever! Best Ship ever! Best shipmates! Westpac/ME - Operation Earnest Will; Operation Praying Mantis; independent steaming Westpac/ME cruise. Trusty Shellback - crossing the line on the way to Seychelles!
Gillies, BruceGSM1/NC1Mar 17, 1987 – Mar 8, 1991MP and XMerrill was the best command I'd had in the Navy and provided the launching platform for the remainder of my career. I retired as an NCCM.
Nemec, PeterBM3Apr 1987 – Jul 1990
Hawbaker, TobyBM2Apr 15, 1987 – Dec 5, 1991Deck
Lemay, Dennis A.BM2Apr 17, 1987 – Aug 1, 1989ODRetired after 20yrs, Merrill was the best ship I served on.
Martz, JerryCTAC(SW)May 1987 – Nov 1990OZHi shipmates. Saddened to hear she was sunk...a sad end for a great ship. Retired in 1997 and Living in Maryland. Currently working at Ft. Meade. CTACM(SW) Retired. Miss all of you from OZ. I think of the great times...like crossing the line, twice.
Stickney, JayOS2May 1987 – May 1990OIWould like to know what happened to some of the guys on board from the cruises during this period. It was a great experience with lots of memories.
Kizer, MikeCTO2Jun 1987 – Dec 1990OZSad to here the Merrill went down. I will never forget.
Desiderio, Blake (Dezee)GMG3Jul 1987 – Apr 1991CGI remember Operation Praying Mantis, all the ports and the good times and some not so good. But I was damn proud of the Merrill, I was actually saddened to hear about her sinking after being decommissioned.
Hickey, Christopher S.MIDSHIPMANAug 1987 – Aug 1987Midshipman. Great ship and great summer cruise.
Lamb, ToddOS2Aug 1987 – Aug 1990Operation SpecialistMiss Everyone
Smith, GaryCWO2Aug 1987 – Dec 1990CEStill have fond memories of a great crew and a ship to be proud of --- This is Merrill
Dietrich, Johnos2Aug 14, 1987 – Jun 20, 1991opswow under the sea ,after all those field days !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sanchez, Ct GohomeCTI3Sep 15, 1987 – Apr 25, 1988NSGA/NSACame on the 'Merrill' under Capt. Miller. Was next to embarked COMDESRON 9, Capt. James B. Perkins III, when Sassan Oil Platform opened fire with those ZSU-23's. Luckily they were no match for The Mighty Mo's 5-inch guns. Have a N
Notman, BrianSK2Oct 1987 – May 1990SUPPLY
Bush, RobertE5/SM2(SW)/E7/ISC(SW)Oct 1, 1987 – Jun 1, 1992OCSaw here in Pearl Harbor before she was blown up.
Smith, Joele-4 / GSMOct 25, 1987 – May 25, 1988ER -2
Marolf, ShaunOS2Nov 1987 – Mar 1991OIServed as ships first ADPSSO the forerunner to the IT Security Officer of today
Wadlington, ChuckGSE3Nov 5, 1987 – Nov 14, 1989MPGreat old boat. Good people. Fun times. Lots of work. I miss the old Mighty Moo.
Hutchins, ToddEW2(SW)Nov 27, 1987 – May 15, 1990OZHad some interesting and memorable times onboard. Sometimes I wish I could go back.
Liedka, KevinE2Dec 1987 – Apr 1989Engineering
Van Vleet, MarkFC2Dec 29, 1987 – Oct 3, 1990CM2 West Pacs, Lots of time in the Persian Gulf, Great Friends, Fun Ports, and a Ton of Memories.

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