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USS Nicholson (DD 982) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Nicholson (DD 982). 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 539 crew members registered for the USS Nicholson (DD 982).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1996 | 1997 – 1999 | 2000 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Gaines, StanBMC1980 –
Hudson, Michael E.RM21980 – 1984OC
Cyr, MarkFT11980 – Jul 23, 1982Submitted by brother
Branca, JamesHM31980 – 1983operationsThis was some of the best memories of my life.....I sure miss Ken Gordi QM3, he died of a motorcycle accident while in home port Charleston....I was at the party.
Denton, JeffEN21980 – 1982A Gang
Badenock, BrianSHSN1980 – 1984S
Rivera, David profile iconE-6 BM11980 – 1984First DivisionThe Nicholson was the most accurate vessel I ever been on, as far as surface warfare and cleanest ship, with a bunch of professional personnel, I became the sailor of the quarter and accomplish being a Surface Specialist
Brennan, MichaelHT 2Jan 1980 – Oct 1981engineeringI met the Nick when it entered Charleston for the first time. I missed Plank owner only by months, I served on it for qual in Gitmo, its first Med and its first North Atlantic. Only the best memories survived.
Roberson, ArthurRM3Mar 1980 – Nov 1983OCONE OF THE BEST SHIP IN THE FLEET, NOW REST WITH THE FINEST BEYOND THE DEEP. "THERE'S NONE FINER"
Smith, ThomasOssnMar 12, 1980 – Aug 9, 19825thGood ship great people
Greene, SteveSM2May 1980 – Apr 1984OCBest time of my life. Met & worked with 2 of the best, Jimmy Norton & Dave Kline. Will never forget anyone while I served
Mejia, TommyE3/RMSN - E-5/RM2May 10, 1980 – Sep 11, 1982Ops/CommunicationsI had my best times on the "Nick", great memories. Sad to hear she will never sail again.
Pasek, Timothy, TimQMSNJun 25, 1980 – Apr 10, 19811ST Div - OperationsMissed being a plank owner by a month got on the Ship late just before she sailed on the Shake-down cruise I was on board when she ran aground in Gitmo Jackson was the QM1st, Freeman was Qm3rd the one who ran the Shack
Crum, HowardSK3Aug 1980 – May 1983SupplyIt's been 25 years and I still think about my time aboard the Nick. Met some of the best, hardest working people I've ever known. Wouldn't have traded the time for anything else. Sorry to see she's gone, but the memories will last a li
Fitzsimons, John (Jack) profile iconLieutenant CommanderAug 1980 – Jun 1982OperationsOperations Officer during first and second deployments to the Med.
Dias, JimEN2Oct 1980 – Apr 1985A-Gang2 Meds, 1 Persian Gulf, Glad I did it, Glad I got out, but wouldn't trade the experience for anything!! Thanks to all those I sailed with!!
Weiss, LesGMM1Oct 1, 1980 – 1982WeaponsWorked on the Sea Sparrow Missile launcher
Ross, NormGMG2Oct 18, 1980 – May 24, 1984WeaponsI can't believe the Nick is decommissioned.
Ringer, Randy1981 –Deck
Slater, RonRMC (SW)1981 – 1984Being assigned to the "Nick" you couldn't help but do good. Captain Jordan challenged us all to be the very best sailor we could possibly be and for that I will always be thankful. The ships motto "There's None Finer" says
Fulton, Tim (Timmy Tron)GSE21981 – 1985EngineeringLook us up on facebook too! Loved Euchre matches and power turbine changeout. You guys were awesome.
Henson, GarySBCS (SWCC) (RET.) former QMCS (SW)1981 – 1983NavigationI'll always remember the great camaraderie and pride we took in our ship and all the great ports of call and adventures we had during the cold war. When we ran aground I thought my career was over but retired in 2012.
Kruger, GeorgeYN1Jan 25, 1981 – Jan 5, 1984OIFound the ship to be more modern than my first sea duty vessel. The Captain, who eventually was promoted to Admiral, volunteered the crew to an inordinate amount of UNREPs and other "We Volunteer" scenarios. Overall: Good Experience !
Reyes, SammyHM3Feb 1981 – Apr 1982operationsAlthough my stay was short I couldn't of picked a better crew. Thanks for the memories.
Mixon, GregFTG1Feb 1981 – Mar 1985Weapons
Britnell, Bobby profile iconRMCFeb 20, 1981 – Sep 30, 1983OCNew ship. Med '80/81, and again '82. CDRs Wesley Jordan and Miles A. Libbey III were COs. CPO initiation onboard in Med. I retired onboard in homeport of Charleston SC in Sep, 1983. Being part of CPO Mess was highpoint of my career.
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Bleasdale, GaryEMCMar 1981 – Oct 1983XOBest ship I ever served on. Was 3m Coordinator. Can't believe she's gone!
Coker, Bruce {ed}EMC/SWApr 14, 1981 – May 11, 1983ESeems like yesterday that I reported aboard one of the best if not the best ships to be commissioned. WE had some great officers, chiefs and crew. I guess the crews that followed were just as good after reading all the awards she recieved
Engelsen, KurtEN3May 10, 1981 – May 10, 1985A-Gang3 years 8 months and 4 days attached to the Nicholson. Blue nose , shellback and everything in between. Good time.
Stinnett, JohnnyEN2Jun 1981 – Oct 1982A Division
Skandera, JoeHT2Jun 4, 1981 – Jun 4, 1985EngineeringWhere is Jim and Dave Hinman? They served on the Nick in the mid 1980's. My e-mail is barjoska@comcast.net.
Perusich, Robertstg2/stg1Jun 5, 1981 – May 18, 1984ASThe best ASW ship in the Atlantic fleet bar none! And it was a total crew effort Eng,Sup,Ops, and Weps! A/S was a 'Can Do!' division and every squid in A/S knows it. Great bunch of guys!
Jarrell, RonaldE-5Jun 17, 1981 – May 17, 1983A gang
Wilson, MikeQM3Jul 1981 – 19831st then NavigationYeargin, Henson, Parker, Gowarty and me What a navigation crew! I was on watch when we ran aground! Actually left henson to shoot bearings while i went to the head and then the head lifted up under me! Great Times! Miss you all and the Sh
Wright, JamesOS2 SWAug 1981 – Dec 1984OIBest Time In My Life, Was Aboard This Vessel. Thank ALL Of You AWESOME Shipmates.
Lehmeier, Johngmg3Aug 17, 1981 – Aug 17, 1983gunneryjust looking for anyone who remembers me to talk about old times
Snowberger, JoeEW1 (SW)Sep 10, 1981 – Dec 24, 1983OEMiles A Libbey III had bad deal on grounding....he was a star. Depasqual? Montgomery, Stone, that wierd kid from Maine, Laffers...Decent Crew.
Knack, JerryHT2Oct 1981 – Oct 1984ENG./SNIPE & proud of it.So many names so many ports.Alot of good times alot of good memorys.ran aground in Florida.Left in dry dock in Brooklyn.The H.T. Trailer.Rev.Jimbo. Animal House.Only HT in USN to be certified pacc operator & ENG. Certified.Qualified gsm mechanic.bye!
Zucco, PeterGSE2/CE1Oct 15, 1981 – Nov 14, 1985ENGINEERINGI had a wonderful time on this ship. 1 Med. cruise 1 Persian Gulf Cruise. Many trips to the Carribean, Brooklyn and Gitmo. I left but rejoined the reserves and got to serve in Iraq as a Seabee. Miss everyone that was on then.
Menard, Lawrence (Tony)TM3Nov 1981 – May 1984WeponsRan aground in Ft. Lauderdale. Asked Walter Wright LTJG, Did you go the wrong way Mr Wright? She never did performed as well as she did in her first years. At that point it was all about the crews performance. Anyone seen Tony Elmore?
Vetrano, PaulMS3Dec 1981 – Jul 1983SupplyGreatest ship ever.
MacAskill, EdwardGMGSNDec 8, 1981 – Feb 18, 19831st & GGreat bunch of guys

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