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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
Desarno, Chris---aka "gino"DD 9761994 – 1996OPERATIONSCAN'T BELIEVE IT'S BEEN OVER TEN YEARS...GREAT MEMORIES AND ALOT OF FRIENDS. ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS ME DROP A LINE..RHODY, PURCELLL, DRAKE, SIMPSON
Thomas, BradE6/OS11994 – 1998OIHad great times on this ship-great crew-great friends. I retired in 04, bought a house in Missouri-painted it haze gray!!! Take care to all!
Harris, ToddST 31994 – 1997ca
Johnson, DavidOS1994 – 1997OI
Simpson, Matthewe-3 boatswain mate1994 – Jul 1996operationsProud to have served with all the guys on the Merrill. Wish she was still afloat.
Gary, HittJan 1994 – Jan 1997S-1Damn, they sunk the Merrill without me!!! Anybody got the video.
Patterson, DonaldFC1Jan 15, 1994 – Mar 31, 1998CMI enjoyed my time onboard MERRILL and deployments to the Gulf in 1995 & 1997. Baptised my first born son in the Ships bell prior to deployment in 1997. Good crew.
Verkin, EdOS2Feb 1994 – Oct 1997OILess than 1 yr to go until retirement. Currently an OSCS doing Officer Recruiting in Ohio
Hilligoss, ThomasOS2Feb 1, 1994 – Aug 10, 1997Operations
Strickland, Gil Aka TexRM2Mar 1994 – Mar 1996octhe best command i had the priviledge of serving on while i was in the navy. i am sad to hear that she was used as a target. she deserved better than that
Jewett, RichardET3/E-4Mar 1994 – Mar 1996CEServed as an ET in CE Division. Looking forward to hearing from those of you who knew me back then. Dunlap, Rucker, Adams, Gunn, and Gurr. Give me a holler.
Rhodehamel, Steve A.k.a "Rhody"E-4 SH3Mar 9, 1994 – Sep 17, 1997SUPPLY/ENGINEERINGthe merrill was so amazing. I am still friends with many of the crew members and I have heard that it is a lot of peoples favorite times in the miltary.need a cut?!!!!
Coffey, KirkGMG 3Apr 14, 1994 – Jan 2, 1996CSTo all my fellow ship mates you can contact me at kcoffey2@houston.rr.com May Fair Seas And Winds Come Your Way
Mahoney, JohnOS3Jun 1, 1994 –OperationsI have alot of great memories of my time on the Merrill. I was sad to see that she was Sunk in 2003. I hope all of you guys are doing well now. I am a School Counselor and a soccer coach now in Rochester, NY.
Whyte, JeroldAT1Jun 4, 1994 – Oct 15, 1995Air Det.
Shinaver, RobertOS2Jul 1, 1994 – Jul 1, 1998OITwo deployments and the decomm. had a blast.
Mattar, BradleySNAug 1994 – Nov 1996FirstShipmates WestPac 95
Lennep, DustinE-3Aug 1994 – Sep 1996OperationsI had some of the best times of my life and worked with some of the greatest people ever.
Saunders, RobertRM3Aug 20, 1994 – Mar 28, 1996ocThe Merrill was the best ship in the navy. I miss serving on her.
Rosier, James/ RosieDC3Sep 1994 – Dec 1997RMy only ship. Had a blast aboard her. Two West-Pacs and alot of good friends.
Spielbauer, Roy (Speed)GSM2Oct 1994 – Mar 1998MP
Langley, BrianET 3Oct 1994 – Feb 1996
Gunn, JohnET3Oct 1994 – Jun 1996CEMy last Fleet assignment. Would love to hear from some of the guys from the shop, especially Jon Davidson. Still married to Valorie, we have 3 kids one that graduated from CvHS this past school year.
Davison, JonET3Oct 1, 1994 – Sep 16, 1996CEGreat ship and great people!!
Crane, Jon (Ickabod)OS1Oct 8, 1994 – Mar 26, 1998OIWhats up dudes? Best ship and crew I served on.
Grier, RichardE-4/BM3Nov 1994 – Mar 26, 1998DECKTHE BEST SHIP THAT I HAVE SERVED ON. GLAD THAT I HAD A CHANCE TO DO TWO WESTPACS AND WAS PART OF THE DECOMM CREW. SORRY TO HEAR THAT SHE WAS SUNK.
Gunn, JohnE-4 / ET3Nov 1994 – Jun 1996CEOnly ship I served on that I was not part of the decomm crew. Jon D and Jewette I see you cats are here. "Boss, What is the Bottom Line?" MA1 favorite saying. Didn't I see Hargrave on History Channel as a Co for LKAK?
Huffman, BryanGMG3Nov 1, 1994 – Nov 2, 1996OD/CSAny fool can choose any Rate but GOD created Gunner's Mate!!!
Holtz, JasonDC2Nov 10, 1994 – Dec 25, 1996RI think the stench of the Engineering Berthing is permanently stuck in my nose.
Torres, RobertoGSM2Dec 1994 – Jan 15, 1997MP-ENGShe wasn't my first ship, but she was my last. She won my heart! I still think of her and the crew that she so safely carried. Engineering Dept. was a real riot-thanks guys. You are still in my thoughts, and to this day keep me laughing. Trez
Brooks, ScottSTG31995 – Dec 1997CAQuite the experience.....to bad its on the bottom now...
Miller, DanOS21995 – 1996OIThat was great of that detailer to pick my next command without my knowledge. Hey Shinaver.. how you holding up on Mountain Dew?
Ford, ShawnRM31995 – 1998operationsThe Merrill was a great time. alot of memories racked up in 3 years.
Underwood, RoyHM11995 – Mar 1998NAVAD
Melohn, Gary profile iconEW11995 – 1998OWDECOMM Crew
Nutter, Benstgsn1995 – 1997sonar
Vines, ScottYN1(SW)Jan 1995 – Dec 1996NXWhat great memories!
Collins, KeithSTG2Jan 1995 – Apr 1998Combat SystemsBest ship in the Navy. Met a lot of good people during my time on her.
Bogle, MartinSTGCS(SW)Jan 1995 – Mar 1996Combat systemsLast tour of Duty
Maier, ThomasE-4Jan 5, 1995 – 1997MPHad a lot of good times and great friends.
Walters, ToddE4/GSMMar 10, 1995 – Mar 26, 1998Main PropTwo West Pac's. Hands down the best crew I have ever worked with. Crossing the line ceremonies were a blast. Good Times....
Cullen, DavidEM1(SW)Apr 1995 – Mar 1998EM01Best ship I had the pleasure of serving on. Even remember EMCS Aargon's ass chewings!!
Lee, JacquesGMG2Apr 1995 – Mar 1998
Concelman, ChrisYN3(SW)Apr 7, 1995 – Mar 15, 1998NX
Kroetz, TrentISC(SW)Apr 14, 1995 – Dec 31, 1997OWOnly Intel weenie on the boat. Got to spend a lot of time with the EW's and CT's. Not to mention the softball fun during WESTPAC 95 in Dubai at the USO. Great time onboard and lots of great people. Got out as ISCS(SW) back in 2004.
Sikes, CodyBM3May 1995 – Feb 1997Deck
Bellah, Marlin (Marty)HM 3May 5, 1995 – May 5, 1996NX
McGuire, RandSTG2(SW)May 5, 1995 – Mar 1998CAThis was my first ship and my favorite ship. She had such a great crew. We had such a great time! I met some of my best friends on this ship!
Sikes, CodyBM3May 10, 1995 – Feb 1, 1997DeckWhat an awesome time I had. A great ship and crew, with some good memories!
O'Neil, TonyOS2Jun 1995 –OII think about a lot of you guys all the time. Richard Long, WTF? Where are ya?
Anderson, WilliamGSM 4Jul 1995 – Sep 1998engineering
Law, WiltonGSM1Jul 1995 – Mar 1998MPBest Ship and Crew! Did two tours on the ship and had an awesome experience both times. Thanks to everyone I served with. Hey Dano!
D'Angelo, Juan D'AngeloGSM3Oct 1, 1995 – Oct 1, 1997Engineering
Wilson, WadeFC2Nov 1995 – Mar 1998CMHey fellas, I would love to hear from anybody that was on board the same time that I was. The Merrill was by far my favorite ship, the whole crew was bad ass.
Johnson, RalphE-4Nov 21, 1995 – Mar 18, 1997engineering
Nutter, BenSTG3Dec 1995 – Jan 1998combatI dearly loved this ship and the time spent in service aboard. The Merrill and her crew will be among my fondest memories of my lifetime.
Thorpe, TimGMG 2Dec 5, 1995 – Dec 5, 1997CGMt 51 gun captain
Ritchie, RyanSTG2Dec 5, 1995 – Sep 1997CAHad such a great time on the Merrill. Great place to be as your last command in the Navy. Email me if you have a chance and knew me.
Thorpe, TimE-5 GUNNER\'S MATEDec 5, 1995 – Dec 5, 1997Combat systemsShe saved the best for last!

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