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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
Papcun, MichaelOS21995 – 1999OIHave some of my greatest memories from that ship. Couldn't wait to get off then missed it when I was gone. To all you in CIC who spent countless hours up there with me thanks. RIP CPT. Nolan
Kalicin, EthanGSMFNJan 1995 – Jan 1997EngineeringI miss the people that I have meet over the two years that I was station on the Handcock, part of me wishes that I could go back and do it over. Maybe i will do i different.
Bates, Nicholas/nickRM3Jan 5, 1995 – Aug 29, 1995Comm
Cull, Jeremy (Baby Doc)HNFeb 1995 – Oct 1996
Turcotte, David profile iconSN3Feb 1, 1995 – Feb 15, 1997Deck DivisionAwesome memories - fair winds and following seas to all my shipmates.
Underwood, La Monte L.OS2Feb 5, 1995 – Jul 10, 1996OII made very good friends on the USS John Hancock, and I recall the cartoon I used to put in the POD. I am now a professional comic book artist, and I thank the former CO (Commander Linder)and crew for helping me get there.
Searls, MarcBMSNFeb 12, 1995 – Aug 10, 1996DECK TRUE WORKI MISS THE COMRODERY AND MY FRIENDS. NOT SO MUCH OF THE BAD TIMES!
Monroe, VladimirE-2Feb 19, 1995 – Sep 1, 19971stI loved the N.A.V.Y.!!And you know what that means to those of you who served in First Div. and cranked for 6 months, Hoorah!!!I'm currently living in St.Paul MN, attending William Mitchell College of Law, you too can achieve when you get out the
Crecy, Jeremyos3Mar 1995 – Oct 1998opsMade it through my enlistment. Somedays great and somedays questionable at best aboard the johnny hoho! The memories will last forever.
Brown, MarcEW2Mar 1, 1995 – Jul 15, 2000CSI/OW
Olschewske, JoshuaPN2Apr 19, 1995 – Sep 16, 1999NAVI miss the good friends that I made and the good times we had.
Cooper, QuentinE5Apr 30, 1995 – Sep 15, 1999Just wanted to sat that j-Hancock was my first ship and ultimately spearheaded my career. Some of you may just have known me as "Coop" or the guy who was holding down the EOOW as an E5 now I have gained a commission and was a prior GSEC, Thanks
Lindner, TomCDRJun 1995 – Feb 1997CommandTook 18 years to get there... served with the absolute best people I have ever known... life goes on, but the memories remain...both good and bad. Peace and happiness to all... compare yourself to the best, not the rest!
Sharpe, JustinEM3Jun 16, 1995 – Nov 13, 1998EWOW! such memories, sad to hear the Hancock was retired in 2000
Beier, JimLTJGJul 1, 1995 – Jun 2, 1997Admin/NavJust googled JHK - sad to see pics of her hulk deteriorating in Brownsville. Hard to believe she's being scrapped. Learned much from the folks in Admin, CIC and the Pilothouse. Had the best div/dept in the ship. NC1, OS2 W, QMC, HM1, YN1 H
Butler, Patr Ick (Aka--smokedog)RM3Aug 14, 1995 – Oct 22, 1999OCTO THE ENTIRE CREW OF DD 981: WHATZ UP FELLOWZ.......IT'S YOUR BOY PAT..A.K.A SMOKEDOG.....ALL MY FRIENDS I ENJOYED THE TIMES SERVED TOGETHER. RM3 CARDONA-- RM2RANDY BELL RM2WILSON..WHATS UP MAN EVERYONE ELSE PEACE & ONE LOVE
Perryman, DexterMS3Sep 4, 1995 – Feb 19, 1998SUPPLYHopefully i was one of your favorite cooks...lol
Cristler, Jr, Paul (P.j.)DC1(SW)Oct 1995 – Oct 1999ER01John Hancock, the last ship of my Naval career. I took some good times and even better friends away from her.
Jackson, TeliferroDC3Oct 1995 – May 1997RI enjoyed working with the crew in R division and working with the crew on the John Hancock. I have lots of memories and will always remember serving on the Hancock.
Cearley, GregGMGOct 1995 – Sep 1998Combat Systems
Harper, GregET3Oct 31, 1995 – Jun 24, 1996CSI could not wait to get off that thing. The management sucked!!!! and they held me on as long as they could even though my wife became legally blind due to a brain tumor. I had to call Burea of Navy Personelle to get off the hell hole.
Buntin, RobertDC2Dec 1, 1995 – Apr 20, 1999MP/DC
Goldberg, NeilOS2Dec 10, 1995 – Jun 13, 1999OIHad a good time on the Hancock. Remember all the good times and bad ones
McDaniel, ScottieE4Dec 15, 1995 – Jul 31, 1998Had the best times of my life on that ship. A lot of great memories. changed my life forever.
Goldberg, NeilOS2Dec 16, 1995 – Jun 1, 1999OIWas one of the most interesting tours I have ever had. Made some of the best friends there. She was a good ship and was sorry to hear that she was scrapped. Completed my Navy career and retired Dec 2009.
Hansen, GaryFC1 (SW)Feb 1996 – Feb 2000CSMMade lots of friends onboard. Retired and lovin' it!! Take care shipmates. Drop me a line anytime.
Johnston, ScottGSE2Feb 4, 1996 – Oct 2000MP
Gresham, MichaeiEN3Feb 4, 1996 – Apr 29, 1997A-Hey miss all the fellas. Back in Chicago working as a Quality engineer for a good company. The navy and the fellas I met along the way gave me direction in life and I thank you for it..Mike G...Those who remember me email at greshdaddy@msn.com
Tapia, DanielE-4/E-5/ETMar 1, 1996 – Jun 1, 2000CSE
Lawrence, GaryEW1Apr 1996 – Oct 2000OW
Kellenberger, RichardEM2 SWApr 1996 – Oct 2000ENG E
Zezulka, JonathanGSM3Apr 13, 1996 – Mar 26, 2000MPACU-4 & DDG-81
Lawhorn, JayGSM3Apr 20, 1996 – Jul 5, 1997MP
McFate, BrianRM3Apr 20, 1996 – Aug 26, 1999oc
Carr, CharlesE5/RMJun 1996 – Jun 1999Operations
Deaton, AltonGM3Jun 1996 – Apr 1999StrikeI miss the times we had on that ship. I will remember all of you for the rest of my life. By the way for those who knew me...I am now in the National Guard.. HA HA, sucks to be me!
Morris, PaulLTJGAug 1996 – Jul 2000Supply
Corvin, AdamDC3Aug 22, 1996 – Apr 24, 2000DC
Cretchen, FeliciaSR/YN3Oct 12, 1996 – Oct 2000DECK/ADMIN
Burns, JerramyEW2Oct 15, 1996 – Oct 15, 2000OWII must say it was a pleasure passing through life being acquainted with everyone. The times we shared can never be replaced. I hope everyone is happy with their lives, and I will never forget you. Sincerely, Big B
Davis, DannyGM2 (SW)Oct 17, 1996 – Jul 10, 2000CGGreat times on the Hancock met PN3 Gallagher My wife for the past 10 years retired in2008 and live in San Antonio TX now and loving it.
Francis, SheninaRM2Nov 1996 – Sep 2000OCI didn't realize how much fun we had on that ship until now. I'm on the Kearsarge now...feel free to drop me an email.
McKinney, Lesley ("doc")HM1Nov 1996 – Mar 1999MedicalWhat a ship, what a crew!
Newman, JeffGSM1(SW) Ret.Nov 5, 1996 – Nov 15, 2000MP
Long, TammyNC1Dec 13, 1996 – Dec 21, 1998Command Career CounselorAwesome times, great deployment and cold cocktails...cheers to you all!

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