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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 390 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

Franks, RayEW 31985 – 1987OIDon't remember the bad things as much as I do the good. It helped me grow up alot.
Bento, JosephET21985 – 1989Combat SystemsI would never have thought I would miss the ship, or the navy for that matter, but now think back on many happy memories.
Marz, RobSN1985 – 1987Deck/MedicalWhen I got onboard I was in Deck Div. with BMC Kane. Struck out of deck to work with HMC Jack Merchant. I was On her between 85-87. I painted the Conolly on the sick bay door if that places me for anyone.
Rochester, MilesPNSN1985 – 1988Deck and personal officeHad a blast
Jones, MichaelOS SeamanJan 1985 – Dec 1987OIGreat ship and awesome people i was to young to realize what an experience i would have and how it would shape my life. Thanks to everyone who i met there, I hope your life is great and your family's are in good health.
Lipko, MichaelIC2Jan 8, 1985 – Apr 4, 1988EngineeringI still can't find my test phone..I think I left it in shaft,I miss that thing......
Huussen, DirkHTFNApr 10, 1985 – Nov 17, 1987R DivisionHad many good times on this ship. Had a better time with all the people and friends I made. If it wasen't for all those poker nights at sea I would of went crazy. Would love to hear from all of you. Look me up on facebook or email me.
Lapenna, JosephOS1(SW)May 1985 – May 1990OIWhat a tour, that's what I call "arduous" sea duty!!!
Westcott, JjSTG2May 1985 – Nov 1988CombatBecame a cop......16Yrs
Dingman, JohnHT1(SW)May 5, 1985 – Jun 13, 1986Repair
Camp, BradOS3May 19, 1985 – Dec 21, 1987OI Great memories.Looking back now working in CIC was the coolest thing I did. The painted skull and harpoon/tomahawk that was on the door into CIC, did it go down with her?
Marr, CharlesSTG 3Jun 10, 1985 – Nov 22, 1987CombatSome of the best memories of my life were with the men of CA Division (G. Sacks, M. Music, JJ Westcott, Jake, J. Berry, B. Waters) you know who you are. I honor all of those I served with and the ship she took us where ever we went safel
Parshall, DanFC1Jul 15, 1985 – Apr 22, 1988CSTo my old shipmates Carver, Demi, Logue, Bitner and all who served with me, I would love to hear from you!
Noonan, MarkE-4/RMAug 1, 1985 – May 15, 1987Radio
Murray, StanleyOS2Nov 7, 1985 – Nov 7, 1990OperationsMay this ship be forever blessed.
Schicker, MichaelGmg3Nov 7, 1985 – Nov 7, 1991WeaponsAwesome friendship on that ship
Meehan, ChuckQM3Dec 5, 1985 – Apr 3, 1988NavigationMet some of my best friends on the Conolly and still keep in touch with them to this day. Some of my best memories in life were when I served aboard the Conolly. Hated to see her go to the bottem.
Cave, Scott CavemanGSM21986 – 1990bilge association4 years of total hell! God forgive me i miss the lot of you and the times we had. zulu3william strikeforce members drop me a line you bastards. so long voltz you will not be forgotten Pat where the hell are ya?paging doctor martin.
Schafer, SteveSTG1986 – 1987great ship, great crew; shame the efforts to memorialize her failed; thanks to all who tried!
Vinalon, MarioEN21986 –
Sprague, James profile iconSN1986 – 1989Deck
Pinheiro, Leoni M. PinheiroEWJan 1986 – Apr 1989Operations/CombatCrazy days in Combat, Lt Peterson the best, OS's were crazy, FC's,& Sonar also, miss those days. Parties on the beach in France. Broman, Alvin, Dillon, Sachs, Franks, Bowers. Hi all keep the Conolly alive.
McDonald, JerrySTG2Jan 1986 – Jun 1989CAThe Conolly was a great ship to start my navy enlistment on. Alot of great memories with my shipmates and I cheerish most of them now. I hope life has been good for everyone. (4 yrs. active 17 reserves.)
Sacks, GeorgeSTG3Apr 1986 – Aug 1988csa1fake i.d. and time square with Leo, Alexandra and the Pyramids, hacky sack on the beaches of france. Leo hitting his head on the helo door. New Jersey rocked.
Carlisle, DavidMS3Apr 1986 – Aug 1989SupplyI just heard about her sinking. I remember being such a prick to people sometimes when most didn't deserve it. Sorry.
Pablo, TyroneHM3May 1986 – May 1988MedicalEnjoyed by time while serving on the Conolly. Would like to hear from some of the guys I knew. Currently working as a registered nurse for the government (go figure). Email:
Blickhan, David BlickSTG3 EO1Jun 1986 – Aug 1989Deck/WeaponsSure missed the old girl this summer.Am now in the C B's and just got home from another gulf cruise, this time up the Euphrites. Not the same as in 89. I'm still kicking if anybody wants to get a hold of me.
Lavy, Stanley (Scott) LunchbucketOS2Jun 1986 – Nov 1989OILooking to get in touch with anyone that served on the Conolly in 1986-1989. Email me at
Gast, VinceLTJun 1, 1986 – Feb 10, 1990CMGreetings to all of my Shipmates, and those who served on 979 after I left. As the ship will find a final resting place in FY09 (planned target ship), I trust the spirit of my Combat Systems brothers may just make her a tough target.
Kappus, EricHT2Jun 17, 1986 – Mar 16, 1990repair divisionWOW .. we were kids, set lose on the world. WILD times with my ship mates. Flight 1/4ers all night sleep all day. Playing to music on the sound powered phone to kill the time. "Pink belly" birthdays. THANKS 4 the memries
Claggett, JohnOSCS (SW)Sep 1986 – May 1989OI/OPSAn arduous tour with a super crew.
Merchant, DocHMC(SW)Oct 1986 – Sep 1989Medical
Artigas, RafaelFC2Nov 6, 1986 – May 1, 1991Combat SystemsProudest to have served and met you all during 4 1/2 years of sea duty, especially my FC buddies in the T & D line and HOURS of Tomahawk handling...Miss you all, Dan The Man P, Skip, Bart, Donny B, Lt. Tollefso Bless!
Ronald Cormier, RonnieMS3Nov 22, 1986 – Jul 20, 1990SupplyI really enjoyed the time I spent onboard. I met some great guys and saw some awesome sights.
Rivers, PatOSSN-OS2Dec 7, 1986 – Sep 13, 1991OI
Lucero, Theodore "sonny"STG31987 – 1989CSA1Good times and great memories.When I left her by water taxi in Bahrain all the guys gave me a cheer from the rails. Really choked me up. best bunch of guys ever. Still in the reserves and just got back from OIF, not like the old Cono though
Darnell, WayneSTG31987 – 1989
Allen, StephenGSE21987 – 1989Engineering
Zapotoczny, GeorgeOS2 (SW)Jan 5, 1987 – Jun 6, 1990OIGreat time and Good friends.
Campbell, RobOS3Jan 5, 1987 – Aug 24, 1990OPSDon't let her become target practice!!!
Kennedy, AlanOS2 (SW)Jan 10, 1987 – Jan 1, 1990OI DivisionI will remember her and my shipmates fondly.
Frey, FrenchDc2Feb 1, 1987 – Sep 1991EThe great Connolly the best times of my life greatest group of men on the planet. I will never forget the great times I shared with you all
Nickles, GregoryRM2Mar 1987 – Aug 1991operationsmed tour 87, persion gulf 89 rmc parker,rm1 moore,rm2 fox, rm3 moore,and others..
Rodgers, Art profile iconFC1Mar 1987 – Jun 4, 1991combat systemsWent thru some "growing up" as a young married w/kids guy. Got my career start from FC rate- still in a tech field (now in robotics & engineering 4 nameplate automotive). Props 2 Jim Dillon 4 my str8 talks turnaround.
Jordan, ArtET2May 1987 – Dec 1990Combat SystemsAlot of good times aboard her. Lots of good friends. Missed her more than i thought i would.
Mmccain, JamesEN2May 23, 1987 – Nov 3, 1991A-GANG
Harmantzis, PeteSNJun 1987 – Sep 19881stA lot of fun memories from the Officers Messhall Duty
Vega, CarlosRMJun 11, 1987 – Sep 11, 1991operations Radio manTo all my old crew members, good luck and god bless
Del Castillo, AdolphJun 28, 1987 – May 24, 1990***In Memory of my Beloved Brother*** If any of you knew him, please email me his Rank, and Division, as I was a baby when he served. Thank you ALL!
Johnson, Lacye5Jul 25, 1987 – Jul 26, 1991uss conolly dd-979
Sheaffer, TonyGMM3Aug 1987 – Aug 1990WeaponsServed in weapons division under Commander Zury...He was a great officer to serve under and my only regret was I did not accept his offer to go to the naval academy where he was becoming a chemistry teacher.
Haik, DavidYN2Sep 1987 – Apr 1990NAV/ADMIN
Feamster, RichardET3Oct 1987 – Dec 1992Combat SystemsMost fun I had at sea
Banks, MichaelBMSNOct 1987 – Oct 1989Deck
Cram, JeffGSM2Dec 1, 1987 – Jul 22, 1991EngineeringLongest 4 years of my life. I miss the camraderie and friends, but not the 18 hour days in a 100 degree engine room!! Glad to have served, but also very thankful be a civilian!!!!!!!
Robinson, BrianEM3Dec 17, 1987 – Nov 4, 1990EOf all the ships I served on, Conolly was the best, even though I didn't realize it at the time. Met a few of the old crew later on in Great Lakes, lost contact with most in a recent move.

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