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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
Peterson, Melody "pete"FN/YN31997 – 2000#1 ENG RM/ADMIN OFFICEWhat's the bizness my people? I miss the HO HO so much. There were some wonderful and not so wonderful (UNREPS, ACTUAL CASUALTIES in the #2 eng rm:-) times. I wish y'all (yeah, I'm STILL country) the best of luck in all that you do. Pea
Andujar, CurtisGSM2(SW)1997 – 2000MP
Lindsey, JoeyGM31997 – 2000combatDoes anyone remember the birthing wars and the slam table? I remember being one of the Presidents... very funny times.
Hernandez, JacobGsm31997 – 1999MPJust here looking for some of my lost Shipmate's
Gilliam, BradFC2Jan 10, 1997 – Oct 12, 2000CSMI just wanted to say that I miss everyone. I enjoyed the time spent on the Hancock. I met alot of wonderful people and made alot of great friends. Feel free to write me any time. Good luck to all of you and God Bless you for your service to the USA!
Peckskamp, TadPC2Jan 12, 1997 – Dec 21, 1998S-1Forever a path of life!!
Watford, PaulE6Jan 20, 1997 – Jan 2, 2000OIWHATS UP FOLKS.... THAT PIC OF THE DECOM WAS A TRIP.. YALL HIT ME UP WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE.... CURENTLY AT ATG MAYPORT paul.watford@navy.mil
Mendiola, Rudy P.DSC(SW/AW)Feb 1997 – Jun 1998CSE
Gorham, David (Dave)SM1(SW)Feb 1997 – Oct 20, 2000OC/NAVSorry to hear about the ole' girl being scrapped. Seems like a waste. Had fun! But I'm enjoying retirement.
Blinson, CharlieENC(SW)Feb 1997 – Jun 1999Auxiliaries
Tinkle, Christopher (Tank)E-6 / DC1(SW)Mar 1997 – Oct 2000REPAIRThe John Hancock was my first ship and my best command since I joined the navy. I went from DCFN to DC2(SW) after we decomed her I went to NAVCONBRIG CHAS, SC. Where I made DC1, thanks to DD981. I wish I could sail her again, thanks for the good time
Commander, JasonBM3Mar 20, 1997 – Jul 31, 2000Operations (deck)Hello all ! The Hancock was one of a kind, I will never forget the friends I made and the incredible crew we had onboard. What a wild time underweigh it was. I miss it every day. I wish all of my crew members the best. Take care.
Dejesus, Luis / ZeusSTG1(SW)Mar 23, 1997 – Oct 15, 2000CAI learned alot of things from the Hancock some good some bad. I just want to say thankyou to Capt Dolan (deceased from sept 11th)for allowing me to stay behind during a 30 day underway for the birth of my first child. MISSION FIRST PEOPLE ALWAYS.
Gardingan, GayleEW2 (SW)Apr 1997 – Jun 2000OWHad a great time and met some great people (including my husband EW2 Pete Gaumer) along the way. I'm now an IS1 (SW) with Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Take care and keep in touch shipmates!
Jones, JeffFC2(SW)Apr 1997 – Aug 2000CSG
Kolb, Keith "Diesel"DS2/FC2Apr 1, 1997 – Oct 15, 2000CSG
Clemons, BillFC2Apr 4, 1997 – Jan 1, 2000CSMGood luck to you all. I am working as an Engineer at Intel. My prayers are with CMDR. Dolans family, who lost him in the Pentagon Sept 11
Beachemchambers, ArethaOS2 (SWAW)May 1997 – Oct 3, 2000Operations
Bracey, Michael (Boats)BM1(SW)Jul 1997 – Sep 19991stTimes were good on the "Fleets Finest Navy Destroyer" I had some good times and made some good friends. I'm on my second career now with the Railroad. Boatswainmates will always be #1
Kassel (Paul), Kathleen "kat"PNSRJul 1997 – Apr 2000Just felt nastalgic for the old days. Didn't realize this website exsisted. I'd love to catch up with some old friends.
Wylie, Time-4Jul 1997 – Sep 4, 2000EMBack in FL trying to reconnect
Aumiller, ChrisET2Aug 1997 – Oct 2000CSEGreat times. Great friends. This was my first duty station and will always be my favorite. I ended up spending nine years in the Navy and left for civilian life in 2004 as an ET1. I'd love to hear from any of the old crew!
Frazier, CecilRM2Oct 1997 – Sep 17, 1999operationseven though I was railroaded out of there, I'll never forget all of the people I met that literally changed my life, for good and bad. without a doubt my favorite and most memorable duty station. one love, radio!!!!!
Garcia, RickGMG3Oct 1997 – May 1999CSGLoved all the friends I made onboard the Hancock Drop me a line anytime and we will catch up
Watford, PaulOct 6, 1997 – Jan 2, 2000OIwhats up folks.. that pic of the decom was a trip.. all of yall get at me.. you know the address... one.....
Hutter, ChrisFC2Oct 30, 1997 – Jul 16, 2000CSM
Chandler, DocHM1Nov 29, 1997 – Oct 25, 2001MedicalThe Best Crew & Ship I Was Ever On In My Entire 20 Years! I Miss You All. - "Doc"
Kastenhuber, AngelaDec 6, 1997 – Apr 24, 1998I miss all my friends I had while on this ship!
Duong, WillDK3Dec 10, 1997 – Mar 19, 1999S-4I was such a slacker! Laziest bastard on the boat. Met a lot of good peeps, but mostly did my own thing. Cant say I enjoyed my time cuz Id be lying. There were some good parts, but a lot of things I could have done without.
Chandler, "doc" RandallHM1Dec 27, 1997 – Oct 16, 2000Nav/Admin/MedicalHi Everyone, Great to see some folks I know. I retired in 2002. I currently work as the Public Safety Officer for a private barrier island off of Charleston, SC. I'm currently in process of applying as the "Doc" with the Merchant Mar
Whitney, MichaelSN1998 – 2002
Huntzberry, BryanBM31998 – 2000Deck
Merkus, MaritE1 PN SR1998 – 1998Ships officeI was in the Navy for a short time; major turbulence in my personal life unfortunately. But, I do remember my time on the USS John Hancock, it was a special experience, being a Dutch citizen in the US Navy.
Weber, RobE-6/OS1(SW)1998 – 2000OIGreat ship. Met alot of good people that i am still great friends with. Wish that was my first and only ship.
Grounds, JeffBM 3Feb 1998 – Oct 2000Deck/Boatswains MateWell, after the good times on the Hancock, I went to Puerto Rico for Military Police. Now I'm out with an Honorable and living the life with my wife and new born daughter. Feel free to E-mail me, I would like to catch up with old friends.
MacK, DarrielOS2(SW)Apr 5, 1998 – Oct 16, 2000OIThe Navy's Finest Destroyer. I mad alot of good friends that I still have today. The Millennium cruise was one of the best that i have been on. OS's RULE...................
Grant, Jammie (Baby Grant)YN3May 12, 1998 – Nov 12, 2000Ships Office (ADMIN)The Ole Johnny Hoe, Hoe as we called left quite an impression on me. I made a lot of good friends on that ship (you know who you are) and Lil' Baby Grant is still living large. Keep your heads up and feel free to contact me anytime.
Pascoe, JonathanRM3Jun 12, 1998 – Oct 3, 2000OC
Estrella, AngeloSH3 SWJun 20, 1998 – Aug 20, 2000S-3I served on this great ship for two years of my wonderful life nice experience. If they would ask me to do it again I would serve with my old crew anytime anywhere. Best wishes to all my SHIPMATES.
Briseno, CarriFC2Jul 1998 – Oct 2000
Smith, LarryE-4/ETOct 8, 1998 – Oct 12, 2000CSE
Isidore, TerryCS2(SW)Nov 1, 1998 – Jan 1, 1999S-2I really had a great time on the Hancock, that was the best ship ever. I'm currently station with the SWCC at bay st. louis, Ms. I met some good people who I'm still good friends with (KEON &Maggy). CS3 Eunice where are you and what are y

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