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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
Lang, JohnDC21993 – 1995RStill working in the fire protection field. I guess it was meant to be.
Lytch, DavidMSSN/MS31993 – 1996SupplyChief said I couldn't boil a hotdog, but I learned how to bake bread and make a narley omelte...WHOA!
Bausman, MarkDS2-DS1Jan 1993 – Jan 1997CSE
Adams, JasonSTG2Jan 5, 1993 – Jan 4, 1998CSAWhat up peeps. Had some great times on this rustbucket. Carved my name in the sonar dome.....hopefully it's still there unless I'm shaving with what's left of the JHK.
Waldee, BrianBM3Jan 14, 1993 – Jul 24, 1994OD01Still around and a GM1 Now
Long, KevinRM3Jan 15, 1993 – Aug 8, 1994ops I had a great time on the Red Sea. I miss everyone. Waddup Robert Coan and Carl Travis. I had a great time in Mayport also, Partying at the Crab Pot. Time goes by to quickly. God Bless
Nino, GregJan 24, 1993 – Sep 26, 1996Admin/NavI remeber the good times and thats all i choose to remember
Haynie, BarryLCDRFeb 1993 – May 1994XO
Williams, MylesGMG/E-5Feb 13, 1993 – Dec 1, 1994Combat SystemHad a great time while on board the Hancock. To my fellow GM's and FC's take care.
Baskerville, Nick , IISK3Feb 25, 1993 – Aug 3, 1996Deck and S1Amazing times and friends. I will always remember the 93-94 Red Sea Cruise and Dry Dock in Newport News, Steel Beach Picnics, Hollywoods and Tsunami's in Jax, St. Thomas, and steering the Suez Canal as a Master Helmsman. Just awesome!
Walker, JohnnieMSSNFeb 25, 1993 – Jul 19, 19961st Div. / SupplyGot the nickname "Pebbles" from MA1 Goldforth. Remebering the Good Times and leaving the bad behind... at least trying to.
Dixon, Timothy L.OS1Mar 1993 – Oct 1996OIMet all the great guys on here. OS1 O'leary (now OSCS) OS1 Greco (retired) OS2 Wierzbicki (now ENS)
Wray, SunnyOS3Mar 5, 1993 – Aug 23, 1996OI
Velazquez, CarlosBM3Mar 13, 1993 – Dec 10, 19961stMiss the sunsets & stars out at sea & being Master Helmsman. Good friends & good times are remembered often. I still show my pictures from back. Nutz, Ken, Van, Bino, "Hey Nino" Que Pasa! I wonder what happened to Burt? CO Bloxom, Gr
Hurst, TravisIC2Apr 1993 – Dec 1997Engineering - ICWow! can't believe some of the names on here. It seems like it was yesterday when i boarded O'l Gray in Hurgada Egypt. So many memories...I hope everyone is doing well
Kolding 11, KennethBM3Apr 1, 1993 – Dec 9, 1996deck
Cartier, James "Lil Doc"HN/HM3(SW)/HM2(SW)Apr 24, 1993 – Dec 18, 1997NavigationSurface will show you the light...I enjoyed my time. Fair winds and following seas gents. HM1(FMF/SW) James J. Cartier LPO 2d AA BN 2d MAR DIV, II MEF date: 10MAR04
Bartley, Joe "Bartman"STG2(SW)May 31, 1993 – Apr 15, 1998CSAThe best ship I have ever been on. I made life long friends there.
Ziessler, Kenn "Zman"MS3Jun 1993 – Jul 20, 1996SupplyI spent a lot of time decorating cakes for re-enlistments and any other occassion that you could think up.
Jones, PaulMSSNJun 24, 1993 – Oct 25, 1995SupplyA love/hate relationship.
Williams, JohnBM3Jul 1993 – Nov 19961STLOT'S OF GOOD MEMORIES. TRY TO FORGET THE BAD ONES
Lusk, RodGMM3Jul 10, 1993 – Jul 13, 1996strike
Lawrence, Jeff (Howdy)FC1 - FCCAug 1993 – Dec 1998CSMWorked with some of the most capable people I've ever met.
Forrest, WilsonSTG1Sep 1, 1993 – Apr 30, 1998CATHE BEST OF THE BEST, GREAT CO IN LINDNER, GREAT CREW, GREAT DIVISION, GREAT MEMORIES.
Volgraf, MichaelMSCSep 23, 1993 – Apr 29, 1996S-2 Supply
Orr, Bill "Big Head"STG2Oct 1993 – Apr 1997CSA
Jackson, DavidE-3Oct 13, 1993 – Jul 13, 1995Main propulsionHad lots of cool memory's aboard that ship,Chief "P",Hawk,Buford,Jason,etc from MER II
Wierzbicki, BrianOS2(SW)Nov 1993 – Oct 1997OI
Ackley, MatthewE-3Nov 3, 1993 – Nov 3, 1996DeckWhat memories!!! Just thinking about the first flying squirl I encountered in the bearthing. Do miss the sailing on the high seas, but most of all the friends made during my time.
Morrison, ThomasSM2Nov 6, 1993 – Nov 12, 1996OPSAre there any crazy shipmates left from that crew ? Lol. I'd love to hear from you.
Morrison, Thomas (Sigs/flags)SM2Nov 6, 1993 – Nov 8, 1997OperationsThis tour was one of the most trying and learning experiences about the navy that anyone could have ever had in their career. I went on and became a MA1 and then retired in 2006 as a QM1. It was great.
Conway, BrianE3 SNNov 10, 1993 – Jun 21, 1995FIRST DIVISION (Deck Department)Ah the memories of first division and deck department.
Mann, TimothyFC2(SW)Nov 15, 1993 – Jul 9, 1995CSM
0derkirk, DavidNC1(SW)Dec 1993 – Dec 1997NAVSome of my best naval memories happened here. Thanks to all who helped this aviation puke convert to surface sailor. Great Honor! Was in NY (Dec 2005) when OS1(SW) Jim Greco passed away. Went to memorial service; very sad. His ashes headed for sea.
Guikema, TimothySNDec 3, 1993 – Jun 5, 1995DeckHello to fellow deck hands. I loved to paint the ship over and over and over again. I also loved running the paint locker and becoming allergic to the fumes over time.
Sutter, JerryFC2(SW)Dec 16, 1993 – Jun 17, 1998Strike
Hamilton, Brian (Hambone)FNJan 1994 – Sep 1995Engineering (A-gang)Learned a lot in engineering & in HazMat locker. Still do HazMat for a military contractor home in Reno. Ruptured appendix almost killed me in Jax. Would love to hear from the guys I served with. bdhamilton1975@gmail.com
Murphy, EddieSNJan 15, 1994 – Mar 20, 1996DeckI miss all of you guys from my deck days.
Haynie, BarryLCDRFeb 1994 – Mar 1995XO
Luth, ChristopherSNMar 1994 – Dec 26, 1996Deckmiss you guys. The best times were had with you all. I'm back home in Marshall, Illinois. I'm a draftsman and a welder now, working for a local company. E-mail me at: luthchris@gmail.com
Leonards, SeanGSM2Jun 1994 – Oct 1998mp
Ruppert, Jason/truckHT2Jun 1994 – Jul 14, 2000Repairmet some great people and some crazy people. spent a long time on that bucket. in r-div the motto was first for freedom, last for liberty. thanks for all the memories.
Walters, IsaacPC3Jul 1994 – Oct 1996SUPPLY

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