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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 558 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
Knapp, DerekGSE31990 – 1993MPWas an awesome start of my Naval Career! The GSE Shop under GSEC Cho was the best! God times and a great bunch of guys.
Best, Lil PeteE4/RMJan 1, 1990 – Feb 13, 1993operationsWhat's good to all my guys hey Tony Jarrett get up with me also looking for Al Perry?
Collins, DanE-4Jan 5, 1990 – Jun 13, 1993MPIf it was not for the Might Moo, I would not have stayed in over 23 years!!! Hands down of where the NAVY should be, USS Merrill had badass Sailors and a Serious Backbone.
Torbit, JamesOS2Feb 6, 1990 – Jun 26, 1993OIHad a lot of fun! wish I was there at 2 a.m. topside, no lights, warm breeze, biolume lighting the water,damn that was nice, damn damn damn!!
Coble, ThomasHM2Mar 1990 – Mar 1993NXProbably the greatest 3 years of my 12 yr stint in the Navy. Worked for the best HMC (Dennis Holland)and had a bunch of great friends. Wouldn't mind hearing from some...
Jarrett, Anthony M.E-3Apr 14, 1990 – Feb 16, 1992
Klaers, MikeEW2Apr 16, 1990 – Dec 22, 1992OZMy second tour to San Diego. Looking for lost shipmates
Mansfield, JohnSTG1May 1990 – Jun 1992CABet its the cleanest damn ship at the bottom of the pond
Darnall, KevinEM1May 1, 1990 – Jun 30, 1995EFive CO's, two West-Pac deployments, so many different crewmembers and the "Spirit of 76" lives on, through all the friends that I had made and still have.
Victor, CraigDS2/E-5May 7, 1990 – May 7, 1994CSCEThe best years of my Naval career were aboard the Mighty Moo. Westpac 91'... Desert Storm.. Go CE divison! I can't believe a 21 millon dollar overhaul and then sunk two years later thanks to the Clinton administration, your tax dollars at wo
Hartle, BlakeFCC(SW)May 8, 1990 – May 10, 1994Great ship, the best crew crew and most of all great memories.
Jones, FrankEM3May 14, 1990 – May 20, 1993ElectricalNow that it is all said and done, I have nothing but good memories of my time aboard the USS Merrill. This being my only ship to ever serve, I feel honored to have been part of such a great team of people.
Remsen, JohnSTG3May 29, 1990 – Aug 18, 1991CSA4I'd like to say hey to the guys from the old Sonar gang. You guys were awesome to work with. They should have called the ship DD-409....it was the cleanest ship I ever saw. If any of you guys want to talk about the old days, drop me a line.
De Leon, FrankOS2/OS1Jun 1, 1990 – Jul 1, 1993OINothing but good times on the old mooo...
Mason, ChrisGSE3Jun 2, 1990 – Jul 5, 1993I loved this ship. Some of us got to know her real well. I find it hard to accept that my bunk in eng. berthing is at the bottom of the ocean
Chase, RobertCTM1Jun 10, 1990 – Aug 14, 1992OZThis was my 3rd ship. Deployed to Central America visiting Panama, Guatemala, and Mexico. Departed the ship while it was in overhaul in Long Beach Naval Ship Yard.
Janke, DennisSTG3Jul 1990 – Nov 1991SonarMiss the old crew, made a lot of friends. Lots of fond memories and great times. *PING*
Hayes, DonaldDC2Jul 10, 1990 – Jul 10, 1995R DIV
Umphrey, JonENSAug 1990 – Feb 1991
Zarek, JosephCTA2Aug 4, 1990 – Jun 2, 1992SESSAwesome ship; fantastic crew, and great memories. White, Sailor, those wacky mat men; Britt and Brian, that weird LT from the Academy - good times man; good times.
Taylor, VicCTO3Sep 1990 – Oct 1993OZI was there when with the Lincoln's maiden voyage. Mt Pinatubo eruption, Minesweeping Operation in the NAG & during the ROH that started 91-93. I cannot believe that she is gone. I miss all the good times that I have had & all the good friend
Berg, BrianE3Oct 1990 – Jan 1992DECKLOOKING BACK I WOULD NOT CHANGE MY SHORT EXPERIENCE ON BOARD FOR NOTHING...WORKED WITH BEST DECK DEPT. EVER
Maury, GarySTG3Nov 1, 1990 – Dec 31, 1991CAThe West Pac cruise of 1991 was a great deployment. Unfortunately as the years have passed the faces and names have been forgotten. I would enjoy the opportununity to rekindle old memories. The names of Lass, Stout, and Duane are familiar.
Hall, EdgarPN3/E-4Nov 1, 1990 – Mar 1, 1994Nav/AdminThe USS Merrill was a great ship and it will be missed by all that were fortunate to live, work and do battle onboard it.
Graham, JimSTG31991 – 1993CAHated it when I was there, miss it a bunch now... I had some great times on that ship, ashame she had to go.
Graham, JimSTG31991 – 1993WEPS
Farman, Shaun1991 – 1995CEIt was my first real command. I think for a ship that had a yard period on my stay there we still had a lot of underway time. I loved all of it. At the end of the tour I had lots of friends from many divisions. Thanks for the memories moo.
Glasco, JohnE-3/SN1991 – Feb 1993DeckIm in the Army now and I can say I really miss being out to sea! A few people I would like to talk to. Great time on west pac 91' sad to hear that it has been sunk.
Oryall, DonaldSK3Jan 1, 1991 – Sep 13, 1993SupplyGet a hold of me at cjtsboys@yahoo.com
Mullen, KevinFC1/FCCJan 5, 1991 – Oct 10, 1993CM
Mullen, KevinFC1/FCCJan 5, 1991 – Oct 5, 1993CFI made CPO on this ship. My sponsor was FCC Tom Swann (Now FCCM) who is still a close friend.
Branin, JimBM2Feb 1991 – Sep 1992DECKSome of the best and some of the worst of times. Too bad she was a victim of Clinton.
Barnes, OmerseamenFeb 4, 1991 – Dec 8, 1992deck 1st divisionhave nothing but great memories. had a blast west pac 91. had fun in central america. Yes, i would do it all over again!! What's up Jones, Where's Willie? hope everyone I served with is well. hey Coble, Simpson
Bowersock Jr, Charles E.seamanFeb 9, 1991 – Oct 30, 1992BM
Schipke, Steve profile iconEN3Mar 25, 1991 – Jun 28, 1993AOn the Merrill for Westpac '91. Fiery Vigil, etc.... A Gang. Sundberg, McCoy, Cates, McNee....Left during "yards" in Long Beach......xferd to USS Elliot. EN1 Sanchez drove us all to drink.
Dunn, JonE3Apr 1991 – Feb 1993Operations
Pederson, EricOS3/OS2Apr 1, 1991 – Aug 29, 1993OI Division
Jarrett, AnthonyDD 976( THE TRUE WAR SHIP)Apr 23, 1991 – Jul 14, 1992supply/deck i had a blast servin with some of the guys that was aboard the merrill with . from P.I to Hong kong , to Thailand , to can cun is been real wassup miles jensen cordero scofield, pete cateyes ford my man vic. and all those i didnt metion.
Litterio, AlbertOS 3May 5, 1991 – Mar 5, 1993O I 01To all my TEXAS Brothers Good Luck and God's speed. I am back home in good old San Antonio, TX Where is the juice? Did we ever find his teeth?
Muhle, JohnSTG3Jun 1, 1991 – Sep 15, 1992CAWe had a great crew! We all hated the underways, but I would do it again in a minute! Anyone remember the drug bust off the coast of Mexico?
Muller, FredCTRC(SW)Jul 1991 – Jun 1995OZBest damn DD in the NAVY! Too bad she was sunk. Have great memories of MERRILL.
Kaihlanen, DarrenE-5/CTR2Jul 1991 – Jul 1994OZ
Blair, WayneDS3Jul 1991 – May 1993Combat EngineeringData System Technician 3rd Class but became an expert in polishing the staircase to Combat.
Clapp, GregoryGSM3Jul 15, 1991 – Jul 15, 1995MPBest times I can remember were spent on the USS MERRILL.
Olivas, MichaelE1Sep 1, 1991 – Jun 1, 1994DeckLooking for Willie.
Matowitz, ScottSTG3Sep 1, 1991 – Jul 31, 1993ca
Cavender II, JimmyBM3Oct 1991 – Jun 8, 1993ODGreat Ship, Good People. Some Assholes, but don't you have that everywhere. WestPac 91 was fantastic. I enjoyed most of my time on Merrill, with the exception of the Yards in Long Beach. What a drag that was... C-YA
Tschida, DanielE-4Nov 1991 – Mar 1993CO
Marcucci, RalphPNSANov 1, 1991 – Mar 31, 1992Nav/Adminwas in a truck accident while waiting for the Merrill to come back from wespac. I had just finished the decommissioning of the USS Lynde McCormick DDG-8
Sanders, WillieSN/E3Nov 18, 1991 – Sep 3, 1993DeckLooking for Micheal Olivas....

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