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USS John Hancock (DD 981) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS John Hancock (DD 981). 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 507 crew members registered for the USS John Hancock (DD 981).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Ballentine, FrankSTGCM(SW)1987 – 1991CA
Walker, DavidE21987 – 1988BoatsmanThanks for all the good memories. I hope the Colon burns where he lives for what he put me through. Anybody heard from Dwayne Higdon? EMAIL me to live some old times. the_source_aka_cole@yahoo.com I live in SC.
Ferries, RobertOS21987 – 1989opsBest years I had in the Navy, I met so many cool people. Was so crushed to find out the ship was decomed. Hope everyone has been living well, take care Love you guys, you were like family.
Ferrendelli, Anthony / FreddyEN-31987 – 1992A- GangI had a blast on this ship I hope all my partners in crime are doing well Email me AT tony69@q.com
Dean, EricSM3Jan 1987 – Jun 1990OC02The memories seem better with time. I was proud to serve on her and wish I could do it again (only with more wisdom). I now live in Kentucky, still happily married to Kimberly (20 years!) and have 9 beautiful kids.
Gordon, BillOS2Apr 10, 1987 – Aug 20, 1990Operations
Carroll, JohnnyOS3Apr 29, 1987 – Jun 22, 1988OperationsLiving it up in Raleigh, I invented the Wonderbra, I now deer hunt, anyboby with land in Missouri, Michigan,Illinois, & Ohio give me a call. 919-795-4811
West, CodyGSE3May 1987 – Jun 1989MPHad some really good friends like Joe Greene on this ship. Overall experience not one I care to remember much of. But that was my fault for marrying the entertainment for all of Mayport. Made GSE2 on this boat and also gave it back.
Puckett, StevenEW2May 1987 – Dec 1989OWO1
Burns, StefanRM2May 8, 1987 – Dec 22, 1989OperationsI remember that death
Steinberg, DavidSTG1(SW)Jun 6, 1987 – Jan 16, 1991AS / CAGreat Ship, really enjoyed my time onboard her, had alot of good times with so many people, STGCM Ballentine and STGC Trammel, STGC Buckler, I hope you all are doing well.
Holiday, CharlesSK3Jun 20, 1987 – Jan 20, 1991Deck/SupplySo many memories, I actually went to the Decommissioning Ceremony.
Spielbauer, Michael / PsychoEN2Aug 1987 – Jul 1990A GangWas originally suspect in Ens Prasad murder cuz I was washing a uniform for inspection. Thoroughly enjoyed my time onboard Johnny H. IC3 Peplowski and I lost a car in Florida. Working with Tx Dept of Criminal Justice.
Stockwell, BillYN3Aug 1, 1987 – Jan 26, 1991NavRemember all the great times in Mayport & Pascagoula with Pat, Bobby, Frank and the boys, especially partying at East Side Mario's in Mayport. Married with 2 kids and live in Miami. Anyone heard from Carvalho? I know his wife is from MS. Emai
Francis, JohnBM2Sep 1987 – May 19911STWhat's up. Been so long. I am a disabled vet in Boston, after 20 long years in the navy. Enjoyed the glorious drinking days on the ole Johnny H.
Francis, JohnE-5/BM2Sep 7, 1987 – Apr 30, 1991FirstI loved the Johnny H. Had a blast with the guys. Wonder where ole Breitfeller is these days. Remember all the glorious drinking.
Anderson, TroyFC 3/ E3Sep 14, 1987 – Sep 15, 1993Weapons
Keane, PFC1Oct 1987 – Mar 1992CSMcqwen
Keane, PFC2Oct 1, 1987 – Dec 1, 1991CSMsome outer ring of hell, these four years
Cruz, JesusOS2Oct 1, 1987 – Oct 1, 1990OPS/OIBest 3 years in the NAVY. Great bunch of guys in OI berthing. Betz, Murphy, Sunde, Ray, Keyes, Gordon, De Jesus, Marshall, Thompson, Phares, Warren, AZ, Ski, Walton, Traupel, Seay, Hensley.
Ascenzia, John (Az)OS3Oct 15, 1987 – Jul 20, 1991OPSHow the hell are all you ol'salty dogs of the late great Johnny H! A big shout out to the finest bunch of squids from OPS Division as well! I still remember my first R1D! miss u guys, Benny H,Cruz,Hull, Gordon,tater,etc.
Duclos, Keith R.SH2Oct 27, 1987 – Nov 24, 1992S-3 Div/SupplyLtjg Prasad was our Disbo& Ruben Colon murdered him.He's eligible for parole in 2013 in Leavenworth.Life should be Life.I was Too close Duclos in the Barber shop,did laundry, Shipstore, cigarette & soda vending& DCPO.
Heinke, Les (Hank)ET2 (THEN)Nov 1987 – Jun 1991CSE
Callahan, DonaldBM3Dec 18, 1987 – May 28, 1988DECKI REMEMBER THE THE DEATHS ON BOARD AND HOW EVERYONE WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY AND HOW;IT WAS A REAL BAD TIME BUT ALL IN ALL IT WAS A GREAT SHIP AND I AM PROUD TO HAVE SERVED ON HER.THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.
Thomas, ChadwickPCSNDec 20, 1987 – Aug 10, 1990deck/nav
Kennedy, KevinBM1988 – 1992DeckLike to catch up on old times. I drive the big trucks for a major national book chain. Hope to hear from anybody.
Rhodes, JamesOS21988 – 1992Operations
Empey, PaulDS1(SW)1988 – 1992CSEStarted with Rob and Rob and ended with Flash and French Fry. Great guys and had some good times. How about the Mr. Pantsoff show on Site TV and the filters the FC's had to clean.
Cuadra, Eduardo (Ed)GSM2Jan 2, 1988 – Sep 30, 1990EngineeringGreat experience. Thankful for all the guidance and support . Overcame language barrier. I just finished a 22 year career. I hope that I gave back as much guidance and training to the junior sailors as I was given.
Storey, Lawson CliffordSm2Feb 1988 – Sep 1992OC02It's Sm2 Storey! You guys miss me? I'm an a/c refrigeration contractor in Pensacola, Florida. E-mail me and let's catch up! I haven't changed much. I miss the brotherhood of the Johnny H!!
Smith, ChrisFC3Feb 1988 – 1992Combat
McCord, WilliamPCSNFeb 2, 1988 – Apr 11, 1991DECK/ADMINI had a great time serving on board the John Hancock. I made some life long friend Shoemo,Peirce,Bullock,Childs the list goes on and on.
Scarcelli, JayMS3Feb 5, 1988 – Feb 5, 1990Deck/MSAfter Ltjg Prasad was murdered, everyone thought I was undercover NIS for months, some until the day I left. I met great guys and had great times, even getting beat by a Rasta taxi man in the Virgin Islands. I teach high school math in Pittsburgh,PA.
Levi, MarkDD981Apr 1988 – Apr 1990CSHey all you old salty dogs. Hope you are all doing well. Back in Cali 2 kids 1 Wife and a real estate investor.
Copeland, JimDC 1May 1988 – Feb 1992RepairThe thing I remember most is signing all those stinking DC PQS books....hahaha. An unusual thing for me was flying onto the ship in the Persian Gulf and leaving exactly the same way, by helicopter in the Persian Gulf.
Pierce, Nate (Gunny)GMG3May 15, 1988 – Jun 15, 19901st/csg2had a ball on that ship, lots of missed friends, lots of sweat! And I was NOT a NIS plant
Snyder, VernGMG 1/E-6Jun 1, 1988 – Jun 1, 1990csremember all the partiesand good friends.all the mooning that took place down the highway.
Baird, Michael, MikeRM1Sep 1988 – Sep 1994OCSeems like only yesterday, where has the time gone. Been retired for 11 years now. Have 2 grandchildren. Dang as time flies .. well fair seas to all who served and your families. Maybe see ya around one day. Best Wishes, Mike
Andujo, Alex (Doc)HM2Sep 5, 1988 – Sep 7, 1990NAV - Sick BaySpent a lot of time patching up you drunks. Good times with the Snipes and Twidgets. I'm living in Phoenix, AZ. Work as a Quality Manager in Aerospace. Still alive in 2020.
Goodwin, NormanET31989 – 1991Combat Systems
Rhodes, JamesOS21989 – 1992
Andrews, MichaelET2(SW)1989 – 1994CSEGood times with great people
Williams, Scott1989 – 1990
Logan, RichardE4/FC31989 – 1993StrikeSome of the best and worst days of my life. Found a new family that I have never forgotten. Really loved my time on the Johnny H.
Stroop, MichaelBM3Jan 10, 1989 – Sep 25, 19911stMemories that I can never forget! Think God I'm still alive.
Brown, SeanBM3Feb 27, 1989 – Apr 2, 1992FirstLoved the Johnny. Great times. ROH in Pascagoula. How we survived that, god only knows. Love them Goula hoes.
Beaty, Chris // Cyst & Baitfish (That One Still W/me)STG3Apr 7, 1989 – Nov 22, 1992CSAWhere is Moe and Dwayne Clark! Send me a note! Had a blast with all, more fun than most have in a lifetime. Esp combat systems guys. Chief Miller you still suck. I may have "lost" then but I Won you yosemite sam P.O.S.!!!
Carvalho, RobertETSNApr 11, 1989 – Jun 1992CSE4Hey guys!!! So how's life been treating you all? I'm doing pretty good. Living in Mobile Al, working for Bechtel. Would definitely like to hear from some of yall (funny a yankee saying yall). William and Joe I'm going to call you guy
Dejesus, WatsonRm3Apr 15, 1989 РSep 21, 1992OperationsHey guys wats up its Been ahil̩ Miss The crew on The j h had fun on The blue nose and persian gulf trip..... Holla back de.j is here
Genovese, JasonSM3May 4, 1989 – May 4, 1993Would like to hear from yall !!! I had a great time on this ship !!
Klippel, PeterFC2Jun 1989 – Jan 1994Strike
Jakyma, MikeSTG3(SW)Jun 1989 – Apr 1993CSAAfter the Johnny H., shore duty called, then left the canoe club. Back home in Cleveland Ohio fighting crime.
Fattarini, Alan FattariniBM3Jun 22, 1989 – Jul 1, 1992FirstIt got decommed 3 days after my 30th? That's sad. I really loved this ship and spent time as an Engineer, Corpsman, and Boatswain's Mate. But to this day, I still don't care for the Command. But the Enlisted guys were all cool.
Klippel, PeterFC2Jul 1989 – Dec 1993Strike
Peisher, Joe (Joebu')ET2Jul 14, 1989 – Dec 18, 1991CSEStill in, a Chief now but some times miss the camaraderie from the days of my 1st ship. Drop me line.
Kinney, MarkSHSNAug 1, 1989 – May 23, 1992SupplyI'll never forget Egypt! Still live in Jax and sell accounting software in the Southeast.
Douglas, JefferyGMM3Aug 3, 1989 – Feb 2, 1995StrikeI had a blast serving onboard the JH. Made me who I am today. Today I am a Field Service Engineer for Bombardier Transportation in San Francisco, CA. Married with 1 child and have 2 step sons.
Keeney, Dana / Is1PO1 / IS1Sep 15, 1989 – Sep 15, 1992OpsI was honored to have served with our ships EW's and Operations Department. Experiences gained during this tour was some of the most challenging and rewarding of my career. Many friendship from DD-981 remain.
Morris, AndyOS3 (BARELY)Nov 1989 – 1991OperationsWould like to hear from Alan Fattarini and James Rhodes sometime. I hope all of you guys are doing well.

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