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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
Bayard, JohnnyRM21994 – 1995
Morris, DarrylHT21994 – 1998RepairBest Command I ever was assigned to. Great times and Great FRIENDS. Retired as HT1, now working in the Oilfield.
Farfan, RobertSNJan 5, 1994 – Aug 27, 1996DeckGreat ship and character building experience, for all who are still serving, "Thank you" Go Navy! The Medi, Snifle, and ops south of the canal, "good times". (Now a civilian in Texas)
Carreon, RobertEN3Mar 1994 – Dec 1996Engineering / A-GangI seen some Strike Eagle Buddies and had to say Hi, Now an MA1 going back to MAYPORT.
Buckner, Damonrm3Mar 7, 1994 – Oct 20, 1996ocHayes grey underway.lol
Rogers, Cedric (Shorty)RM 3Apr 1, 1994 – Apr 1, 1998OCBACK IN CHARLESTON, MARRIED W/3 KIDS WORKING AT MUSC. TRYING TO GET IN TOUCH WITH OLD SHIPMATES.
Wright, NormanEngineman 1 st classApr 9, 1994 – Sep 4, 1998Auxiliary devisionHi retirement treating me well miss all the good times with all I served with. Would do it all over again. To my special friend Cliff remember Boston and the Cheers bar buddy hope you guys are doing well.
Savin, Daniel (Cactusdan)OS 3Jun 1994 – Jun 1998OI
Wittke, Ralph  NEWDC2Jun 1994 – Jan 1998R
Fontanez, DerickE3Jun 22, 1994 – Sep 28, 1995
Townsel, JoeE4Jun 26, 1994 – Jun 26, 1998S-1One of the most interesting time periods of my life. Lot of ups and lots of downs but my shipmates helped me keep it together. Made some really great friends. Hoping to get in contact with some and catch up.
Shaw, JasonDS2Jul 1994 – Sep 1998I just flew in to Philly today and saw the Moose in the graveyard. Made me think about the old days in Mayport...
Bishop, Jeffery JSNJul 15, 1994 – May 1, 1997DECKCURRENTLY WORKING FOR COMCAST CABLE IN DENVER COLORADO
Goughnour, MattEM2Jul 17, 1994 – Nov 6, 1996Engineering
Barajas, RaymundoE-3Aug 1994 – Mar 1996DeckI live in Pennsilvania Call me: 717-812-1444 office
Williams, Anthony (Tony)SNAug 1, 1994 – Feb 1, 1997DECKHad my cherry broke on the jolly rodgers in Deck...Lots of sea stories. Served on the GW after that and enjoyed shore duty at the war college. Started a family and got out after 9 years. I'll never forget the JR.
Bonnell, WayneCORROSION PROVENTION TECHNITIONAug 6, 1994 – Aug 6, 1996deck
Cranston, CharlesSNAug 14, 1994 – Apr 7, 1997DeckI am now an MA1 living in TX for now.
Zimmerman, Z ManSK1Sep 15, 1994 – Sep 8, 1998S-1I HAVE SOME WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF SOME GREAT PEOPLE. I CAN'T BELIVE HOW TIME HAS FLOWN. I HAVE ALMOST TWENTY YEARS IN NOW AND WILL BE RETIRING SOON.
Burrell, DarrettMSSNSep 19, 1994 – Apr 21, 1996SupplyMarried living in Tuscaloosa Alabama working for Mercedes Benz Plant one kid trying to get in touch with other shipmates
Smith, MikeSM1Sep 25, 1994 – Aug 28, 1996OCGreetings Shipmates
Chapman, JeffFC2Oct 1994 – Sep 1996CMSea Sparrow, I admit I miss it, I didn't know it was decommed, it was a good boat, to all the smokers out on the fantail and my ET and FC buddies -- thanks
Acosta, LeeroySNOct 26, 1994 – Nov 16, 1996ODLiving in Phoenix, AZ
Perry, MatthewSTG2(SW)Oct 30, 1994 – Dec 21, 1997CAThe JRD was a very interesting four years. I'm now in the Raleigh NC area working as a Technology Consultant. Drop me a line if you get some time.
Coble, JohnRM1(SW)Nov 1994 – Aug 1998OC
Coble, JohnRM1(SW)Nov 10, 1994 – Jul 28, 1998OC DivisionGreat ship, great crew & lots of memories. Served under two of the great Captains JOHN RODGERS had, Mike Lefever and Jim Carr. Made SNFL (really Adriatic) and Last Deployment. Hit some great ports and had lots of fun.
Craft, MartyIC3Nov 17, 1994 – Sep 28, 1998First ship. Miss it more than anything inthe world. Made lots of friends while there. Hope to see some of you soon. On ship now with five personnal from the Jolly Rodgers.
Garcia, RudySTG 3Nov 24, 1994 – Oct 1, 1997CAWhats up fellas!! Been working on the border in Texas with Homeland Security for seven years now. Great memories on the JRD.
Gisiner, Frank profile iconNC1(SW)Dec 1994 – Sep 1998Admin
Record, CliffEN21995 – 1997Engineering
Pace, PaceE31995 – 1998S2What's up Young Playas! qjja10@yahoo.com
Shirar, BrianSTG2Jan 1995 – Sep 1998CALiving near Dallas, Tx. now. I am locksmithing for a profession. I hope all my fellow Plankowners are doing well. Go Jolly Rod!!!!!
Gerkin, RonaldEW1Jan 1995 – Sep 4, 1998Some of my best years were spent onboard. I have really missed it.
Lawrence, William (Black Wolf)FC3Mar 19, 1995 – Aug 12, 1998CMThe one command I will never forget. Made great friends, and had a lot of fun. Met my wife in St. Maarten; married now for 11 years, with a 10 year old daughter. How time flies! Now FCC at CSCS Unit Dam Neck.
R, Caro Juan .OS2Apr 3, 1995 – Oct 1, 1998OIGOOD DAY'S, GOOD FRENDS. EL PRIMO 787 399-8533
Fourby, JoeMR2Apr 10, 1995 – May 18, 1998Machine and Weld Shop
Janzen, DouglasEN2(SW)Jun 15, 1995 – Nov 15, 1997A-GangProud member of the Strike Eagle Shade Tree mechanics (aka A-gang).
Nesbitt, BlaineFCC(SW)Jul 1995 – Jul 1997Last command, last ship and lasting memories. DD983 represents the worst and the best things about a Naval career. Great fishing, friends and homeport to a rev watch that got off after leaving a .45 cal unattended on the podium!!!
Yahr, David H.CTAC(SW)Aug 1995 – Jul 1998OT
Rectenwald II, CharlesE-1Aug 18, 1995 – Nov 28, 1996Boats MateThis boat was full of fun and alot of memories of many crew members. I enjoyed every bit of the little time that I spent aboard.
Christian Diaz, DiazalvarezSH3Sep 1, 1995 – Sep 1, 1998Supply "Best Time Ever"Great Memories from all the trips, Had a great time and made good friends. I am leaving in Miami and making a great leaving. Cel 305-458-2807. Keep in Touch
Arkwood, ChrisSH3Sep 8, 1995 – Jul 15, 1997Deck/S1Great Memories, Great friendships. DECK DIV. Gentlemen,Gentlemen,Gentlemen..
Ertman, RickE2Sep 30, 1995 – Sep 1, 1997Deck & Navigation, AdministrationIt was a blast, scary at first, hindseye maybe should've stayed
Herrick, MichaelE6/IT1Oct 1995 – 1998OCOne of the best ships I have ever been on. One of the best crews in the Navy
Pace, QuentinE-3 MSSNOct 1995 – Aug 1997SUPPLY
Ertman, RickE-2Oct 17, 1995 – May 15, 1997Deck-Di.,& Nav.Admin.Wish I would've stayed.
Huntoon, KevinFC3/E4Nov 1995 – Apr 1996
Ertman, RichardE-2Nov 10, 1995 – Aug 27, 1997Deck & Admin.,
Thornton, PaulCTR1(SW)Dec 1995 – May 1998OT
Battle, TommieETCDec 20, 1995 – Nov 30, 1997Combat SystemsGood crew!!!! I miss those guys.

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