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USS Conolly (DD 979) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Conolly (DD 979). 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 388 crew members registered for the USS Conolly (DD 979).

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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Fletcher, AndrewFTM31979 – 19802nd (Fox)
Knight Sr, Anthony Rms1979 –supplyHey mike its your gong show buddy, remember free bird? Ha! Ha! Hope your doing well.
Tizio, CarlE-5 RM2Jan 5, 1979 – Mar 10, 1982CRThis was one of the best ships I ever served with in my career.
McLaughlin, Peter/macEN2Feb 1979 – Dec 1982A Gang
Fisher, TomGMM2Feb 15, 1979 – Jul 2, 1982Weapons DivisionSo this is how we say good bye to a great ship? It was a great time serving aboard her. I think fondly of the laughter and comraderie shared.
McGrath, Ed "magoo"STG2Apr 1979 – Mar 19833rdGreat ship,great crew! Great to see some familiar names. Hope to hear from some of you.
Wood, DavidHT2Apr 1, 1979 – Sep 1, 1982R
Wood, DavidHT2Apr 4, 1979 – Aug 15, 1982RFond memories of my tour aboard LTW Conolly
McGrath, EdwardSTG2Apr 29, 1979 – May 29, 19833rd
Fisher, TomGMM2Sep 15, 1979 – Jul 2, 1982Fox WEPSSo I hear they are making the old girl into a museum eh? Outstanding. Anyone out there from FOX DIV during the above years? Nice to see this site. Some really great times and I would not have traded it for the world.
Haynes, DarrellE-2Sep 20, 1979 – Sep 18, 1980EWHEN MY FATHER DIED I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THE SUPPORT AND MONEY ,WHEN MY FATHER HAD CANCER.
Thomas, Phil (Jr)GSM 2Oct 27, 1979 – Dec 4, 1984MWish I could do it all again (as you get older you remember the good times & hell raising and forget all the BS )
Franco, AndyMRFNNov 11, 1979 – Apr 15, 1984RThe Best Crew On The 7 Seas!!!!! Took alot of pictures of you guys on the Unitas cruise!!! Still have some negatives! WERE'S MIKE HALL AFTER ALL THESE YEARS !!!!
Blatt, DaveOS31980 – 1983OIHey to all the guys I served with from 80-83 *the original Gulf guys), CIC team and all the great crew members we had. All the great memories. Dave
Farnham, MatthewFN1980 – 1981EngineeringHave owned my own Car Audio Buisness since 1983. Currently reside in TN
Spisak, Danny/international SpisakGMGSN1980 – Aug 23, 1982WeaponsI remember great times with Gerry Fulton & James Swanson hanging out everywhere, Madigra Mobile Alabama Tattoos, Plus having a blast with Lt. Gutierrez Bartering like Mcales Navy with diferent ships from around the world
Berry, MichaelEN3 Berry1980 – 1984A GANGSo many memories and good friends.I remember the good times I had and the places I had visited that I will never forget.
Beaman, BarryGMT2Feb 1980 – Aug 19843rd I will never forget the time I served aboard her.
Sommer, TimEN/3Feb 1, 1980 – Jan 24, 1984A-GANGGREAT FRIENDS A GREAT SHIP & GREAT SAILING TO ALL WHO SERVED ABOARD HER p.s tony jusko i work at that ship yard now!
Miller, MarkHTFR TO HT3Feb 8, 1980 – Mar 1, 1984RepairFirst ship - best one - lots of fun overseas. Did a totla of six ships and finally retired in Aug 2005 as DCCM.
Reutter, JohnEN3Feb 20, 1980 – Dec 10, 1982A GangI was on board with my twin brother, Tom. We still live within 100 yards from each other.
Lovelace, MiltonSK2Apr 1980 – Feb 1982Supply / S1My first ship started as a SN in Deck and left as a SK2 supply.
Berberette, ThomasSTG3Apr 1, 1980 – Aug 25, 1981Weapons, SonarSt Thomas, Grand Cayman, Belize City, Athens, and of course Aqaba ... ope!
Ulrich, PatGMG3Apr 15, 1980 – Jan 1, 1983G DivisionGreat friends, great memories
Hammerl, DanSK4May 26, 1980 – Aug 31, 1982supplyso many years have gone. I still think of the conolly oftin. The people I meet, the places I went, It was a wild ride back then.though I did not think so back then, joining the navy was one of the smartest things I did in my life.
Smith, Marksh3Jul 3, 1980 – Apr 11, 1984supply
Mrkonja, RickEm3Aug 5, 1980 – Jan 1, 1984EGood to see some of the old names from my past. Had a lot of great times. Rrickmr8@aol.com
Fragale, JamesHT2Sep 1980 – 1982RSee some names I've used in a couple sea stories. Had some good times.
Gutierrez, FrankENSIGN - LIEUTENANTSep 30, 1980 – Jan 10, 1984DECK, OI, OW, OPS
Dewberry, Ken "Dewbe"GSM2Oct 1980 – Nov 1985EngineeringGlad to find the site and see old friends are still around!!I noticed the ships history seemed to "start" in 1993!! What's up with that?
Mashburn, KeithBM3Oct 1980 –Firstgood times
Corbett, WalterOS2Oct 13, 1980 – Oct 14, 1985What a great Ship! I often think back on those days and remember what great shipmates I had.
Tiburzi, BobOS2Nov 1980 – Sep 2, 1984OIIt's sad to see that the ole girl was sunk but the memories of all the great people who served with me are still fresh in my mind. Especially the port and starboard watches sailing between Larry,Moe and Curley and UNITAS
Andersen, DavidGSM2Nov 11, 1980 – May 26, 1982Engineering
Sanderson, Art "Sandy"ETCS1981 – Jun 1983
McCotter, PatrickGSM31981 – 1983EngEngineroom #2
Pfaff, MichaelHT21981 – 1983REPAIRFIRST & ONLY SHIP GREAT TIMES !! WISH I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW WOULD HAVE STAYED IN WOULD LIKE TO SEE & HERE FROM SOME OLD SHIPMATES AGAIN 2008 REUNION????? CAN'T BE THE ONLY ONE NOT ABLE TO FIT IN THE CRACKERJACKS
Robichaud, David -- RobieBM31981 – 19841STBest damn crew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Samdahl, KennyGMT21981 – 19833rdServing on board the Conolly was a great experience, met some great people. Great to see the names of those I served with here. I left active duty in 1985, joined the reserves and retired in 2003.
Shipley, PhillipGSM2Jan 1981 – Dec 1985MI was on business in Florida and happened to attend the decommissioning with Paul Waddington. It looked alot different than when I served on it.
Nasworthy, TimENS - LTJGJan 1981 – Mar 1983SupplyMy first and only ship - I was junior supply officer - glad to know she'll be around to visit.
Hemmelgarn, DaveEN2Jan 3, 1981 – Jun 11, 1984A GangGreat Friends and alot of good times. It's been over 22 years since I left her,but sometimes it feels like yesterday!
Preston, FrankSTG3Jan 5, 1981 – Jul 3, 1983SonarI worked for Intel Corp until I recently retired. I am now teaching math in Arizona. Hey Whitey, remember the trip to London?
Joachim, RickEN2Jan 10, 1981 – Nov 17, 1984ATime of my life...will never be forgotten. I wish you all the best of luck! God Bless!!
Ritz, RichardENFNJan 11, 1981 – Sep 10, 1982M
Ritz, RichardENFNJan 11, 1981 – May 13, 1982
Ferguson, ChrisOS3Feb 1981 – Oct 1984OperationsBest of times in those days..Anybody remember me?
Weeks, FloydOS2Feb 10, 1981 – Oct 15, 1985The days on this great ship will never be forgotten. The friends I made will always be remembered.
Huinker, David profile iconEWC (retired EWCS (SW) in 1988)Mar 1981 – Jan 1983OEMy second Spruance class destroyer, and loved every minute I served. So sorry to see her go to the bottom with so many of her sisters. (my seventh/last ship).
White, GregBM2Mar 14, 1981 – Nov 3, 19841St divI served on five ships and the crew of the Conolly was the best. Just retired March 2008. Maine was a great time.
Loatman, John profile iconSNMay 1981 – Jul 1983FirstStill remember the places I went. Good to see names that I definitely remember. Am older and wiser than I was back then.
Harris, Mike profile iconBM3May 1, 1981 – Aug 3, 1983DECKGood boat to sail on. She gave me lots of great memories.
Burghardt, RobertE-4May 10, 1981 – Aug 1, 1983Weapons
Cyrway, ChrisLTJun 1981 – Jan 1983ONConolly was the finest ship I served in with the most professional crew.
Potter, JeffreyDS2Aug 1981 – Dec 1984OE
Woomer, KevinGMM2Aug 1981 – Sep 1983Fox/WeapsWas hoping she would have become a museum. Made great friends and had great times.
White, JohnSTG2Aug 1, 1981 – Oct 1, 19843rd/ASI had a lot of great times while serving aboard Conolly. I have worked in the defense industry since leaving the active Navy. I am a systems engineer with a focus on human systems integration. Shipboard life has changed.
Cooper, TimGMT2Sep 1981 – Jul 19843rdHere's hoping she becomes a museum. Would be nice to take my son to walk on the deck that his father called home for three years.
Winfield, DennisPN3Sep 15, 1981 – Apr 23, 1985ON NAVI remember it allUNITAS XXIV,Portland, 2 Persian Gulf 2 Reftra GITMO, We was haze gray and underwy. I remember when they put S.S. in the passageways, a fine ship and crew, everyone of you.I worked my ass off.Be proud I am! dkhorse@usa.com
Winter, JimLTOct 1981 – Jun 1983Weapons OfficerMiss you guys. Loved the OPS/WEPS football games and the Olympiads. Great Captain, great crew.
Roberge, ScottGSM1Oct 10, 1981 – Oct 3, 1986MI can't believe she's being decommisioned!!! 5 years aboard her in MER2 were some of the best years of my life.
Rust, GeorgeCivilianOct 18, 1981 – Dec 19, 1981PACE math instructorgrustwv@aol.com. I really enjoyed my 2 month tour as a pace instructor. Best ship and Best Crew the navy ever had. Had a great time in Gaita and Rome. Would like to hear from any of you.
Anderson, Jack "Andy"RM2Oct 20, 1981 – Jul 20, 1984OCGreat crew, Unitas/Watc cruise was awesome, In less than three years i experienced both canals and the strait of magellan
Cole, LarryBM2Nov 1981 – Mar 19851stI arrived an undesignated SN and left a BM2 on my way to AW School to cross rate. The Conolly provided me my forming years in the US Navy.
Poston, TimGSM1Nov 3, 1981 – Oct 3, 1986MMy mind is blown!! She's gone?? Glad to hear that she's gonna come back!! It'll be great to take the kids to see where I served! Can't wait to visit her again!
Bangston, JayYN2Nov 15, 1981 – Mar 30, 1985OX
Kardian, KevinFC2Nov 15, 1981 – 1983FoxSome great people and many great times.
Cruser, TomLCDRDec 15, 1981 – May 31, 1983XOGreat Ship/Greater Crew. One of my favorite tours. Glad to hear that Conolly found a home.

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