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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
Lemon, RobertBM31980 – 1983deckG.F.A. Wagner was the best Capt. ever!! Remember one of last things you signed before you left? She was the best of all the grayhounds.
Powell, CalvinSTG E31980 – 1983WEAPONSWHAT HAPPENED TO ED NIXON,ANTHONY BLACKSHEAR,JAY CLARKE,MARTY KLIEN,
Hauschildt, PaulFTM2Jan 1980 – Jan 1981Weapons
Warren, Anthony profile iconTM3Feb 1980 – Nov 25, 1983Weapons Divisionemail me at anthony.r.warren@gmail.com . Let's get together and do a reunion in Charleston in 2011!!!!! Michael "Art" Arthur still lives in Charleston. He was one of our Yeoman and a plankowner from East Orange New Jersey.
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Ghee, ArthurTM2Feb 1, 1980 – Dec 12, 1983ASWA great ship
Ferguson, Ronald , P.E.CTO3Mar 1980 – May 1983OTAn original O spook. Ollie N lackey.
Schlegel, DavidFTM2Apr 1980 – Mar 1984Combat Systems
Mark Trbovich, TrboET3Apr 5, 1980 – Aug 5, 1980OPSLeft ship in Gitmo....short timer when I came aboard but enjoyed time before discharge
Nixon, EdStg3Apr 8, 1980 – May 15, 1984AsRemember the twin tornados off the coast on El Salvadore. Losing the flag in the canal. Building the bouy for operation coke and a smile.
Dellinger, JonFTM2Apr 15, 1980 – May 30, 1984Combat systemsMy first and only ship. Lots of memories.
Chapman, TomCAT1(SW)May 1980 – Jul 1983OTI hope everyone from the original crew is doing great. How about all that underway time!
Powell, ChristopherOS2May 4, 1980 – Aug 10, 1984OperationWas a CIC watch sup.
Pierce, DennisOS1Jun 1980 – Jun 1985
Harrison, Chuckenfn/rmsnJun 1980 – May 1982A-ganger and Radioshackbest time of my life.
Mathis, KennyRM 2Jun 1, 1980 – Sep 30, 1983OCTRYING TO FINE OLD SHIPMATES, LIKE DANNY PEGUES, JEFFERY, AND H2O.
Bice, BruceHT3Jun 8, 1980 – May 15, 1981Repair
Ricketts, GaryBM3Jul 1, 1980 – May 1, 19841st divHey y'all just found this site looking for old shipmates.
Bice, BruceHT2Jul 9, 1980 – May 15, 1981RThis was the last ship i was on and the Best one had a great time .Went to work for Nasa Soon after i left and still with Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville ,AL
Alnutt, ShawnEN2Aug 1980 – Jun 1984A-GangHey mates,nice to see some of you again.The john rodgers was my first and best station.She was sleek,sharp, fast,and the cadillac of the fleet.Truly j.r. was a superstar.I now serve with the ny navy-nys canal corporation.maybe i'll see you
Abney, PaulSTG2Aug 15, 1980 – Nov 20, 1982CARemember bagging sleepy watchstanders... Cigars and Sardines for underway... Cigars and Russian dance on the Fantail... The "Ugly Stick"... The b**ch log... Marty's famous rev watch coffee... East German's "have a coke and a smil
Styles, ToddSKSep 1980 – Feb 1983supplyAny plans for reunion?
Lago, Jerome profile iconE-5Sep 1980 – Apr 16, 1984OperationsTotally enjoyed the experience!! Alot of good times!!! Funny how four years seemed so long, yet went so quickly. I would do it again in a heartbeat!!
Kivett, Chris PEM3Sep 1, 1980 – Aug 31, 1983ElectricianGreat memories!! Long time ago!
Pierce, DennisOS1Oct 1980 – Jul 1985Operations
Wildonger, GeorgeSAOct 13, 1980 – Aug 14, 1981DeckHave good and bad memories of this ship iespecially enjoyed seeing other countries.
Welterlen, CraigCDRNov 1980 – Jun 1982XO
Heideman, WayneYN2Nov 12, 1980 – Nov 30, 1981NAV
Gillette, KarlLTJGDec 1980 – Jun 1983GUNS, FOX
Robison, Earl "Robbie"OS11981 – 1986OSSN reporting, OS1 when leaving. Some of the most memorable times of my career.
Freeman, BruceDS21981 – 1985OE
Hesketh, GeraldCWO3, LTJG1981 – 1983Navigator/Admin Officer
Cotter, Thomas (T C)RM21981 – 1985OC FACCONAnyone remember the watch schedule ? port/starboard chow to chow, and Mid-Rats and RM1 Becker's coffee cups going overboard 10 times (high sea's and cup warnings)
Werrbach, ScottGSM31981 – 1982EngineeringNot many people in the world have traversed the Panama Canal and the Suez Canal. Nor visited four continents as part of their job. Thank you Captain Wagner!
Ramsey, MarkOS31981 – 1984OIOne of the most memorable periods of my life. 4 seas, both oceans, both of the worlds greatest canals, crossing the equator...
Pavone, GaryOS2 (SW)1981 – Jul 1985OIRetired OSCS (SW) - great memories and a great ship to serve on Deployments: Med / Persian Gulf / North Atlantic / Beruit Lebanon -- Initiations: Blue Nose - Shellback - Order of the Ditch.
Theberge, ButchCWO 2 AND CWO 31981 – 1984EMO OE
Owens, Darryl profile iconRM31981 – 1983OCBest command and crew I ever served with.
Sears, JamesEW2Jan 1981 – 1983OSMy time onboard was great, I still think about it 20 years later.
O'Brien, Jerry (Obie)E/6 (SM-1)Jan 29, 1981 – Jul 25, 1983OC/COMMgreat ship, I SERVED ON 12 SHIPS IDURING MY NAVY CAREER, THIS WAS THE BEST OF THE BEST, GREAT CO, XO, WARDROOM, CHIEFS MESS AND NOT LEAST CREW.
Grifffin, KentLTApr 1, 1981 – Mar 1, 1984A&E Division and CICA&E Division Office with Chief Blattle. Moved up to CIC Officer, during Med deployment in 1983 and gunfire ops in Lebanon
Olivera, Juan MichaelFTG 2May 27, 1981 – Jan 15, 1983WepsOur crew was proud to serve on the the Johnny Rotten during the fall of the Iron Cutain,
Frei, Karl R.MR2Jun 1981 – Jan 1982Repair
Turner, ChalieGMG3Jun 24, 1981 – Feb 24, 1985GunneryHello all retired out of the Navy 2003. One of my fond memory's is when the boat was following us in Bruit and the Israels blew it out of the water. I knew right away when I assumed aft lookout it was going to be bad night AUG 83.
Hunt, JamieRM2Jul 1981 – Sep 5, 1984OC/FACCONDON'T REGRET ONE DAY
Wagner, GeorgeCDRJul 1981 – Jul 1983COA great ship made so by a fantastic crew. She was a real steamer and the best shooter in the fleet. JR lived up to her Sea Eagle name! Many fond memories remain of cruisung the Seas and Oceans of the world with some terrific shipmates.
Whitcomb, LarryET!Jul 15, 1981 – Oct 15, 1984OEThe Spruance class were truly the greyhounds.
Miller, JimDS2Aug 1981 – Oct 17, 1985OE/CS
Devlin, DanCTI2Aug 1981 – Oct 1981OTRode the John Rodgers for BALTOPS-81 as a Direct Support augmentee. I was stationed at NSGA Edzell, Scotland at the time.
Allen, RobertEnsignAug 1981 – 1983Supply
Bacon, JohnOS1Aug 5, 1981 – Aug 18, 1986OIHad lot's of good times and friends on JR.Made chief just before I left her.
West, JudsonRM2Aug 19, 1981 – Aug 19, 1986OC What ever happen to the rest of the Radioman crew. Dennis Scott are in the Atlanta Area? Danny Peeler give a brother a call (678) 725-4857.What happen to Brain Burroughs and Marcus Sandman?
Griffin, KentLTSep 1981 – Mar 1984AE, CICOfficer in AE Div, the CIC Officer
Yates, DaneSN (Guns)Sep 1981 – Oct 1983Deck/Gunner..Wow just found this.. awesome. Loved this vessel and crew back then. Served 8 years in USN.. I am a Pastor in NC. Feel free to contact deyates62@gmail.com
Orozco, Ricardo (Roz)DS3/2/1Sep 1, 1981 – Jul 1, 1984OEAlthough I served for 21 years, I still get nostalgic when I see a Spruance, my first ship. It was tight crew of a fine destroyer that made her special. I'm still a Navy techrep today, guess I'll never get it out of my blood. Fair winds ship
Stascavage, RichSTG2Oct 21, 1981 – Jul 2, 1983WeaponsWe were the first on this ship to cross the equator.
Swarthout, MarkENSIGN TO LIEUTENANTNov 1981 – Jan 1984CommoCommo and then Perso. 2 Canals and the Equator! Love to find a copy of the 1983 Med Cruise Book I edited.
McCain, RichardDK2Nov 1981 – May 1984Supply - DisbursingGreat memories as a young sailor. Enjoyed the many ports of call and the time at sea. Don't remember much of Charleston!
Forrest, AndyE5 Ht2Nov 27, 1981 – Aug 10, 1985Engineering Repair DivisionEngineers are the backbone of a ship

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