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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
Adams, Todd (Gunner) profile iconGMG31982 – Mar 1984GUN Hello shipmates. Remember Beirut? Gulf of Fonseca? Chief Still, lets get together.
Ray, Donald (Bubba Ray)GMG 31982 – 1985guns
Kellar, JosephCTRC(SW)1982 – 1985Outboard
Rutherford, SteveOS2, OS11982 – 1986OILoved the time onboard,,, great crew members,,
Breightmyer, RonSTG 2Jan 1982 – Aug 1983ASNot log after I boarded the John Rodgers we left for the persian gulf for seven months.I left the ship in the med in 83 while off the coast of Lebanon just before the shooting began.I have alot of good memories from the time I spent there.
O'Brien, JerrySM1Jan 1982 – Dec 1984OCBest ship I served on in my 24 year career. Would like to find RMC Hassleman. Have 2 cruise books. Good times. Many memories.
Stoots, DonaldNc1(sw)Jan 2, 1982 – Jan 12, 1984AdminI spent 20 yrs in the Navy.I was on 5 ships. John Rodgers was the best one of all. I enjoyed all the places we visited. . If anyone remembers me and would like to contact me, my e-mail is: donaldstoots@hotmail.com
Romack, MichaelGSE-1Feb 1982 – Mar 1985MWould like to hear from any of the old crew that remembers me. Lots of memories here.
Lewis, CarlYN3Feb 1982 – Jun 1983Nav/AdminWorked in Engineering, Weapons, Operations, and Ships Office. Outof all the ships and stations I served at, this was by far the best and most memorable. I will always remember the "Jolly Rodger".
Beach, GlennGMG2Feb 10, 1982 – Jan 24, 1985Weapons
Pavone, GaryOS2 (SW)Mar 1982 – Jul 1985OI
Harrison, ThomasEN-2Mar 3, 1982 – Dec 28, 1984Auxiliary, A-GangLooking for the old gang, hope everyone is doing fine. Getting ready to retire from GM and heading to Arizona!
Speegle, BobLTApr 1982 – Jul 19841stWas 1st LT on the JR....great ship and great crew. I learned some important lessons about the Navy and life there from the Deck Force. Still keep in touch with some shipmates from here in San Diego.
Wolfe, Steve (Wolfman)FTG3Apr 1982 – Dec 10, 1985FoxBest ship and shipmates in all the USN. Where is “Gramps” Bruce Cole?
Mason, PeterET2Apr 12, 1982 – Apr 12, 1985OEAny old shipmates out there? Send me an email.
Marchione, CarlMS1Apr 24, 1982 – Mar 22, 1986SupplyWas a great ship and a great crew....Hope all that served on her are healthy and happy....god bless...
Hesketh, JerryCWO3Jun 1982 – Jun 1984NavigatorIt was the "highlight" of my Navy Career to serve as Navigator. A fantastic crew. I was the Division Officer for the QM's, YN's, PN's, Corpsman and Postal. Promoted to LTJG. Then took JR into overhaul in Pasgagulla (SP)
Lavender, James "Jimbo"GSM2Jul 1982 – Aug 1987MER 1 / MI'm hoping everyone will e-mail me and let me know if they will be interested in a reunion in Philidelhia. In 2004 or 2005. I don't miss my job but I miss all my old crew.
Duff, Robert /robby DSTG 2Jul 1982 – Apr 1984ASI was aboard during the Multinational Peacekeeping mission off of Lebanon while on a Med cruise in 1983. Would like to hear from my shipmates if possible. Working on computers at health departments in my home state of KY. Live near Cumberland Falls.
Cole, Bruce (Gramps)FTG3/FTG2Aug 1982 – Mar 1985FoxFrom transiting the Panama Canal, to Gunfire on Beirut, to the North Atlantic, I couldn't have asked for a better first ship. Thanks to all my shipmates! I retired as FCC.
Forslund, Joe FC1Aug 1982 – Nov 1989FOXThe first place in my life that I lived in one place so long 6+ yrs
Leible, RobertHT 2Aug 24, 1982 – Aug 28, 1984repairpicked up ship in panama and enjoyed the long Med cruise and the north atlantic. ( football in finland)
David, TomOS1 (SW)Oct 19, 1982 – Jan 28, 1985OICIC - ASWAC. Remembering Gaddafi's 'Line of Death' Expedition, Gulf of Sidra and Beirut Ops Jan 1985. Met some good guys on the 'JR'.
McGaughey, James(mac)SR TO GMG3(FROCKED)Dec 1982 – Aug 1986Deck to Gunnery - 3 yrs. 8 mos.1983 Beirut, G.Q. Foward Lookout-w/Billman! On FW L.O. spotted gunboat coming around point, rotated to helm, pursued craft. Chase was at flank speed between anchored ships, ordered to steer at will! A True Sea Story!
Mazza, W. AnthonyITC (PJ/NAC)Dec 1, 1982 – Jun 24, 1984OCOne of my best tour's in the Navy.
Jackson, Thomas (Tj)CTRC (SW)Dec 7, 1982 – Oct 29, 1985OT - OutboardRetired 96 w/26yrs as CTRCM(SW). Sea Eagle had a lot to do with that. Great folks! Attending college in OK (as of May 2006).
Jackson, Thomas (Tj)CTRC (SW)Dec 7, 1982 – Oct 25, 1985OTGood times...Bad times...Great memories
Calhoun, Robert CooleySM-2Dec 27, 1982 – Aug 17, 1987OCGreat times!
Worsnup, JamesSTG2Dec 29, 1982 – Dec 2, 1984ASWfond memories of the time I sent on the JR
Dennewitz, Randy [Denny]DS21983 – 1986CSE2Remember low viz watches on BaltOps? How many Rapunsel's is it from the aft gun mount to the faintail? Good times good memories. Got out Dec 87. Moved to So Cal Jan 88. Drop me a line some time
Still, GaryGMGC1983 –GLeading GM through the Beriut NGFS. To Todd Adams, last I heard you were going into diving. To Claude (Joe) Mohler. You still owe me money. To the gun gang. I retired an E-8 in 1989. No Spruances left!!
Blanchard, GregGSM21983 – 1986MER2Wow, It's been a long time. Love to hear from some of you.
Still, GaryGMGCJan 1983 – Dec 1983CS GIn charge 5" Guns and NATO Sea Sparrow. NGFS Beirut
Stwart, RichardEWSNJan 1, 1983 – Aug 1, 1986OTHad the time of my life,made some good friends alot of good memories,miss those days went by too fast. hope to hear from fellow shipmates
Alleger, JohnCTO3Jan 5, 1983 – Jan 5, 1986OT
Weil, DougGSM1Jan 19, 1983 – Mar 24, 1988EngineeringI will never forget my time aboard this ship.
Terrian, KevinGSM1Feb 1983 – Apr 25, 1988MWe worked Hard, we played Hard. Great times with some great people! I had a blast and will never forget my time on the JR!!
Parr, AndrewLIEUTENANTFeb 1, 1983 – Dec 15, 1984FoxGreat group of sailors who operated under conditions of stress providing NGFS in Beirut, tracking Russians in the North Sea, and a fog bound BALTOPS 84. Proud to call myself a shipmate.
Kellar, JosephCTRC(SW)Feb 1, 1983 – Oct 31, 1985OutboardFeel free to write
Luthcke, RichardE5 EWMar 1983 – Feb 1986operations
Watson, TracyYN3Mar 1, 1983 – Jul 10, 1985Ship's OfficeHad a great time on the John Rodgers once I got into the swing of things. Would really like to hear from some other ship's office guys like Rick Perry, Paul Caswell and Scott Whitlatch. Have some really great memories.
Ockay, Eugene (Dr Leroy)CTACApr 1983 – Mar 1985
Alyea, CharlesFC3Apr 1983 – Apr 1987FOX
Rentrop, BruceOS2, OS1(SW)Apr 1983 – Feb 28, 1989OIBest ship I ever served on. I think I set record of 6 yrs on her. I saw alot, traveled alot, did alot. The experience of serving on JR helped me pick up Chief upon transfer. Retired as OSCS(SW) in Oct. 1993.
Smithwick, ThomasDK3May 13, 1983 – Mar 13, 1987supplyThe North Atlantic cruise in February was a most memorable one. I enjoyed working with the crew. The teamwork displayed was, in my opinion, unsurpassed.
Mabe, MichaelTM3May 20, 1983 – Jul 12, 1985Weapons
Bowie, GilbertGMG3Jun 1983 – Aug 1988HAD SOME REAL GOOD FRIENDS AND HAVE LOST TOUCH, TO ALL WHO STILL REMEBER ME, GIVE ME A SHOUT
Lindquist, KurtE3Aug 1, 1983 – Sep 1, 1984MER2
Peeler, DannyRM2Sep 1983 – Jun 1987OCBest group of people to have served with.Bud, Sandman, Dennis, Scott, and all the rest of the radio gang.
Bolin, SteveGSE2Sep 1983 – Nov 1986Engineering
Lindquist, KurtE-3Sep 1, 1983 – Aug 20, 1984MER-2
Burne, AlSN/HNSep 1, 1983 – Oct 15, 1985DeckHappiest day was leaving JR in Gitmo. A thousand thanks to all who helped me escape! Living in NC. Great wife & 2 kids. Life's good. Survived liver cancer and liver transplant, lucky to be alive, but doing great. TY God!
Geis, MatthewQM2Sep 6, 1983 – Sep 6, 1986navagationI have had meney good experences in my life. the four years I spent on the J.R was one of them. God bless all who served.
Miner, Ron (Spanky)DS3Oct 1983 – Nov 1986OELiving in Baltimore, Have 2 daughters.
Sherrill, Matthew GlenBM3Nov 1983 – Nov 19861st I am glad to hear from you guys. Hope all of you are doing well. I still live in Alabama, I'm married to a wonderful woman and we have 4 kids, 1 son-in-law and a grandson. All Praise be His!
Boden, John "Jt"ET2Nov 1983 – May 1988OE/CS
Dorval, JohnE3Nov 1983 – May 1986A GangI often wonder where my old ship mates are now.I will never forget the times I had on the old jolly rodger. hey has any one seen Casey Rose?
Mabe, MichaelTM3Nov 1983 – Jun 1985WeaponsA great experience! Enjoyed my time on board very much.
Evans, DennisRM2Dec 29, 1983 – Dec 7, 1985OC/01Did not know at the time, was one of the best times in my LIFE. Swithed rates and stayed 15 years. Got out as IS1(SW/AW). Need a good JR reunion. Let me know, Living here in Atlanta, Ga.

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