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USS John Rodgers (DD 983) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS John Rodgers (DD 983). 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 548 crew members registered for the USS John Rodgers (DD 983).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Bonner, JasonGMG20000 – 1984Deck, GunneryGeorge Francis Adolf Wagner was a hell of a Captain.
Bolton, Jwyanza "bolton"0000 – Oct 15, 1995BMnorfolk and unitasmade it worth well,could only do the 4,had some great shipmates
Hon, JohnE 5/ GMT20000 – Sep 9, 1984ASWLooking for old friends.
Siconolfi, JeffSTG11978 – 1980ASPlankowner
Henderson, CurtisSTG11978 – 1981A/SPlank Owner - Good Times!
Davis, BruceGSM 31978 – 1979Mcool, I used to be the department head.
Curtis, RobSTG 11978 – 1981AS
Ingles, EdwardGSE21978 – 1981MPLANKOWNER Great times, Great memories.
Dixon, JackEM31978 – Jun 12, 1982E
Richmond, ScottGSM21978 – Aug 1981MPlankowner, Great Times and Great Friends! Retired GSMC(SW) 1997. Working at the Port Orchard Post office, Wa 98366. haprichmond@hotmail.com
Smith, LeslieGSCSSep 1978 – Jun 1981M "ENGINEERING"PLANK OWNER
Hardin, GeorgeE6/GSE1Oct 1978 – Dec 1981Eng.What a Great Ship. After a tour in Getmo FTG, Two tours At SWOS and Precom USS Kauffman FFG 59. Retire as GSCS. Living in Ga.
Cavazos, HenryRM2Oct 15, 1978 – Nov 15, 1982OC
McCarthy, RonOS21979 – 1980OIPlankowner
Parsons, DaveEM31979 – 1982EngineeringPlank Owner
Dixon, JackEM31979 – Jun 12, 1982E
Kleinsorgen, FranklinRM!1979 – 1981OCPlankowner
Flournoy, MattLT1979 – 1981OC (Communictions)Plankowner. Radiomen were great. Attended the decommissioning ceremony in 1998 and saw many other Plankowners. Our hell raising XO Larry Dearth died one year afterwards. We miss him. I am a lawyer in Marietta.Ga. Lt Madrid lives here also.
Ludwig, FredOS11979 –OpsA great ship. Proud to be a Plank Owner.
King, BillyRM2,RM11979 – 1982OCPlankowener, Had fun most of the time Gitmo was a real \blast (RIGHT) remember telling the Chief to get Klinesorgan off our back or he was going overboard.
Staskawicz, KenSK31979 – 1981Supply
Hall, BruceE-6 / HT1SW1979 – 1983R1
Simpson, CharlieGSE21979 – 1982EngPlankowner
Bellardine, AugieET11979 – 1981OEGreat shipmates
Dansby, PatrickPNCJan 1979 – Jun 1981NavigationPLANKOWNER - Oh! man...what a treat to the Seaeagle...anyboby ever think we'd still think, love, or miss her...she was hell of ship with one proud crew...never met a downer on that ship...it'd be a treat to hear from any of you plankowners or o
Norman, PhillipGSECJan 1979 – Feb 1981MProud shipmates, played a lot of music and made GSEC aboard her. Retired CWO2, but wife said I was confused I was unemployed so am working in the power industry in Cleburne, TX.
Delozier, JohnJOHN RODGERSJan 1979 – Jun 1982Ship's OfficePlankowner. Good times. Have the original POD. Still think about the ship and the crew. Have met one plankowner a few years ago. Now high and dry in West Texas.
Towery, BryanSKCJan 1979 – Jul 1981S-1Pre-Comm Unit. Good ship and great crew! Time on board too short but good memories.
Taucher, JohnHT2Jan 1979 – May 1981RGreat memories and great times and glad to see some names from old times
Longstreet, RonGMG2Jan 1979 – Sep 1982Weapons / GunneryPlank Owner , Some great memories and friendships
Bossler, WalterGSE2Jan 1979 – Dec 1981M DivisionPlank Owner Along with Phil Norman played alot of music, Retired GSCM 1997.
Samuel, GlennOS2Jan 1979 – 1981OIPlankowner
Roznosky, Jerry ( Ski )e4 bm3Feb 1, 1979 – May 1979deckplankowner , leading seaman extraordinaire,hi guys someone hit me up
Harrell, RobHT1Mar 1, 1979 – Aug 1, 1981DCGood to see some old names that I recognize. Jack Dixon, where are you, I'm in Jax now.
Jones, KenHT2 (SW)Mar 1, 1979 – Jun 5, 1982RepairThis was the best ship and shipmates that I served with during my time in the Navy. As a plankowner, I still think about the good and bad times that we shared together. I'm a high school teacher and coach in Huntsville, Al.
Alm, Charlie (Lil' Doc)HM3Mar 7, 1979 – Aug 10, 1981NAVIGATION DIVPlank owner; glad to have been a part of the great ship. Many good memories. Best years of my life with the greatest crew in the Navy. Would love to hear from any plank owner or fellow crew member.
Hughes, DanOSCMar 31, 1979 – Apr 2, 1983OIPLANKOWNER - finest ship of my 20 year career. Hope to hear from fellow shipmates. Have great memories of hard work and fun times.
Stathakis, SteveSTG2Apr 1979 – Sep 18, 1982asPlankowner, didnt get a plank ! Anyone know where bosuns mate Marcus Murphy is ? or Harry Thomas ? or any of the AS Div. people ? Shock, Tennessee, and dont forget London Fog and Smoggy-O !
Messina, BarryENSApr 1979 – Aug 1982Aux, then NavWhat a ride! Plankowner.
Beckmark, ArthurBM1Apr 1979 – Nov 19801stHey guys, how things? Retired and remember my roots when I first started my career with the best DD in the fleet. If you want to contact me, please do at cowboy_98312@yahoo.com, looking forward to hearing from all my plankowners.
Huser, WilliamMS2Apr 1979 – Oct 1979S-2PLANKOWNER
Lundy, ChuckYN3Apr 1979 – Nov 1980A/SPlankowner
Mark, JamesRM2Apr 1, 1979 – Feb 1, 1982OC01Plankowner
Roberts, RichardDS2Apr 13, 1979 – Jul 17, 1981OEGreat friends, great ship
Poole, PatrickLTMay 1979 – Jun 1980NavPlankowner. Last in wardroom and first out. 2nd half of split tour. Great ship and people. Skipper Mike Loy's advice saved my career. Miss it everyday. Professorizing at University of Kentucky Mechanical Engineering.
Thrasher, MikeSTG2May 1, 1979 – Feb 10, 1981SonarLooking for other Sonar techs on board, like all of the original plankowners. apexdata@hotmail.com
Hurley, StephenOS3May 1, 1979 – Nov 1, 1981OSI often wonder were all the other plankowners are now , especially Bill Smith OS2, who was for a time one of my closest friends, as was Komisar.
Kuenle, JamesMS3May 15, 1979 – Jun 15, 1983supPlank Owner
Root, RobertRM2Jun 1979 – Mar 1983O.C,Plankowner.
Wilhite, ScottE5Jun 1, 1979 – Jan 1, 1983supplyPlankowner anybody here of a reunion? still married to dennis mcelveny daughter for 24 years
Root, RobertRM2Jun 14, 1979 – Mar 1983
Wilhite, ScottMS2Jun 14, 1979 – Jan 14, 1983Supply
Stringer, AlbertEW2Jul 1979 – Jul 1982OSJust missed PLANKOWNER, got on board at VieQues Island, NGFS qualifications Learned OS work before SLQ32 was onboard. astringe@dps.state.vt.us
Knox, CharleyCTO!(SW)Jul 1979 – May 1982OC/OTSecond CT aboard! Worked in Radio cause OUTBOARD space was not built yet. I was waiting on the pier when they first came to Charleston.
Schmidt, BrianDS1(SW)Jul 14, 1979 – Feb 1983OE
Roberts Jr, WilliamHT2Jul 14, 1979 – Nov 4, 1982r scene leader i !!!!!!!still pissed i didnt get sailor of the year
Mann, EdEN3Sep 1979 – Jun 1982A
Morris, Maynard (skip) Jr.SH2Sep 1979 – 1981Supply
Dunn, TonyHT2Sep 1979 – Dec 1983RR div. LPO (eventually) Played in the band. Never made sailor if the year. Wonder why? Hahaha!
Dunn, Paul Anthony (Tony)HT2Oct 1979 – Dec 1983RO.K. I admit it, I pretty much hated the Navy when I was in it. I miss a lot of things now, especially my knees. Good to see some names that made me smile. Time to muster the "Hmm choir" on the fantail?
Deweerd, GregCTTC(SW)Nov 1979 – Sep 1982OTMy 1st sea duty and I was a chief already.The harassment in the CPO Mess was non-stop.I gave as good as I got.What a great ship and crew.Med cruise great.Mombassa fantastic. PersianGulf sucked.I miss it.Bought some nice old Adm. J.R. stuff on Ebay.
Shore, SteveGMM2Nov 1979 – Jul 1982FOX DivA great ship has gone, but the memories that she created will live on forever. Sshore162@hotmail.com

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