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USS Leftwich (DD 984) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Leftwich (DD 984). 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 533 crew members registered for the USS Leftwich (DD 984).

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
Emery, AaranFC1 (SW)Jun 1886 – Jun 1992CGShe was a hell of a ship, sad it here she's with Davie Jones. But it's crew that made her great and I am proud to have served with everyone of you!!! Hope to see you all in Vegas!
Bonner, Rodney profile icon0S21977 – Jul 23, 1981Navy
Lyon, Ross L.BMCNov 1977 – Jun 1980OD
Hart, RickSTGC(S@)1978 – 1982CAWhat a great ride! Some of the best times in my naval career were on this ship.
Monusko, Anton (Tony)RMC1978 –OCone of two pre-comms I did for this class ship
Clark, BillGSE21978 – May 1982EngineeringPrecom crew member and plank owner. The crew and ship have always been and will remain an important part of my life.
Hemphill, Steve profile iconSTG11978 – 1980CAEnjoyed the good times! Retired now and living in the hill country of Texas.
Klopfer, DaivdGSM-1Mar 1978 – Mar 1984Remembering the past, moving forward in the future. Plank Owner.
Najarian, John (JW)YNSNMar 20, 1978 – 1980Combat SystemsPlankowner. Part of original crew that commissioned the old girl. I will miss her. I was also the singer of the ship's rock band. I now have a commercial real estate company in Los Angeles. I will be going to the reunion in Vegas
Fajen, AlexOS2May 1978 – May 1981OIPlank Owner . Golden Shellback .Good times . Good crew . Can't believe she's at the bottom of the drink .
Benson, EricGMM31979 – 1982CMThe best ship and the best times I had in the Nav. Starting to make me feel a bit old, every ship and even shore station I was assigned to is decommed. Mitch if you ever show up here contact me
Kidd, RobertRM1 PLANKOWNER (RET)1979 – Jul 1983
Derusha, MikeOS11979 – Feb 11, 1983OI
Pool, KevinOS21979 – 1983OIOnly good memories. Seems awful strange to know the ship is gone.
York, DaveSK21979 – Nov 1980SupplyPlankowner - A grand lady to serve on.
Newby, Wayne T.Torpedo man First Class1979 – Sep 1980UnknownWayne T. Newby passed away 29Sept2007
Fortner, NickE-31979 – Jul 11, 1980BMI was on the pre-commisioning crew and was there when she made her madien voyage. The hurricane was pleasant!!
Nodine, RichardE5 MS 21979 – 1983Supply
Phillips, ScottMS3Jan 1979 – Feb 1982SupplyPlankowner - Hard to believe she sits on the bottom of the ocean!
Villena, ReySK3Jan 29, 1979 – Oct 30, 1982S-1 Divisioni am a plank owner of the ship USS Leftwich, the day the ship commissioned in 1979 i served the Deck division. And i was give the opportunity to cross rate to S1 Division as Storekeeper. It was fun sailing the ship.
Mathews, RickSTGCS(SW)Feb 1, 1979 – Sep 1, 1980
Winderweedle, BillGSE3Mar 1979 – Feb 1980MPI was onboard from pre-comm through shakedown drills. Ezzell was a top-notch engineering officer that had a lot of patience for me. I have memories of good times shared with Mark Fetter, Terry Pettit, David Coker, etc. Acapulco,Panama,shellback,...
Muslovski, PaulBM2 NOW RETIRED BMC (PLANKOWNER)Mar 1979 – Sep 1982DECKGREAT SHIP, THE BEST I EVER SERVED ON,CREW OUTSTANDING. Bmc Paul Muslovski USN Retired
Peterson, William (Pete)EM3Mar 1979 – Jun 1980E DivisionI was serving in Adak Alaska and I had my choice of duty. I chose Pre-Comm for the Witch and went to San Diego. From there to Ingles ship yard and the BB&G. Remember all the shakedown cruises & LOE? Great ship
Harper, ClarenceSM3Mar 14, 1979 – Sep 21, 1982OpsPLANKOWNER PRECOMM PASCAGOULA I saw it ALL I had more FUN than ANYONE and the Captains Masts to prove it.SM1 VASSAR helped me become the man I am today.I consider us all BROTHERS gotta go fishin. LIBERTY CALL 513-263-9905 PEACE SHIPMATES!!!
Sharpe, Michael/ MikeFTG1Mar 20, 1979 – Sep 1, 1982CGPlank Owner. GREAT SHIP! I often think of all the places we've been to, and good times spent with this command (in port, as well as at sea). I hope to re-unite with crew members in Vegas. SUPERIORITY THROUGH TEAMWORK!!!
Goedelman, BillOSC(SW) RET PLANKOWNERMar 27, 1979 – Jul 3, 1984OIGood times, Good friends. Go Wich.
Davis, TimothyOS2 (Plankowner)Mar 29, 1979 – Oct 21, 1983OII was also very sad to see the "witch" had been retired and very sad to see her sunk as well. Some very good times with some very good friends. WESTPAC and that dam sub! Funny...
Schulz, Karl D.GSM! (SW) RET.Apr 1979 – Jan 1984MPPlankowner
McCabe, Brian (Mac)OS2Apr 1979 – Oct 25, 1982OI Plank OwnerI was sad to hear of her decommissioning and more sad to see the "witch of the west" has gone to the bottom. During my tour onboard she was the hottest ship on the west coast!!!!
Davis, BobGSM1Apr 1, 1979 – Oct 1, 1983MPNo words can describe all the things that happened to me during the time on board the" Wicked Witch of the West. We were a sub killer no matter what weapon we used(sonar dome)!!!!!!
Karlik, John profile iconRM2Apr 1, 1979 – Oct 1, 1980CSHi Plankowners. checking in for the first time. Looking for old friends. I was a radiomen for the time I was aboard. Had some good times. Hope to hear from you.
Gant, LeonardSH3Apr 3, 1979 – Jun 16, 1981SupplyLaundry men Gant
Killian, Richard ClayGMT3Apr 6, 1979 – Dec 4, 1981CAHey, guys! Here in the mounains of Oregon. I have 80 Lb. of pics from the commision to the first westpac. if you were there, you're in em'. claykill@gmail.com Help me find, Zieba, K.Webber, Roger White, Chief Garrison, Steven C. Cole, Brad
Flores, RubenSM3Apr 10, 1979 – Nov 30, 1981OCReally cool to find this page, thanks to my best buddy R.C.Killian, man brings back memories. We worked hard and partied harder. Lots of love to all my old shipmates and their families, peace out.
Berzac, John JrBM3Apr 19, 1979 – Mar 15, 1982Deckgreat duty......lots of hard times and fun.......
Grijalva, Richard (Rocky)BM3Apr 19, 1979 – Apr 20, 1981DeckPlank owner - shell back. Worked with a bunch of great friends. Couldn't make Wespac with the crew.
Maxwell, GarrySH3Apr 29, 1979 –DECK DIV/ TO SUPPLY DIVGREAT TIMES, PLANKOWNERS, CLASS ACT PEOPLE I THINK EVERY MAN THAT CAME FROM SAN DIEGO TO MISSISSIPPI, WERE PART OF SOMETHING GREAT. THANKS
Obermeyer, Hank Ob1E-4 EMMay 1, 1979 – Mar 8, 1982PLANK OWNER THREE TIME SHELL BACK AND THE MASTER OF THE PHILLIPENES HA HA
Randall, ScottFTGSNMay 1, 1979 – Mar 1, 19812ndI was lucky enough to be part of the commissioning crew but was transferred just days before her 1st deployment. I was broken hearted and still feel sad when I think about it. Many of my shipmates were sailors I went to boot camp with.
Coker, DavidGSM3May 1, 1979 – Mar 1, 1984MPI had a great time and served with a lot of good people.
Grady, Jim (Shady)STG2May 11, 1979 – Aug 28, 1982COMBAT ASWplankowner. shellback (paid for with my dignity). looking back, those were the best years of my life. to all of my shipmates who made the navy a career - congratulations and thank you!
Harper, ClarenceSM3May 14, 1979 – Sep 21, 1982OPSPLANKOWNER PRECOMM PASCAGOULA I SAW IT ALL. I HAD MORE FUN THAN ANYONE AND THE CAPTAINS MASTS TO PROVE IT. SM1 VASSAR HELPED MAKE ME THE MAN I AM TODAY. I CONSIDER US ALL BROTHERS LIBERTY CALL!!! 937-263-9905 GONE FISHIN!! PEACE SHIPMATES
Johnston, William CookyMS2May 14, 1979 – Oct 31, 1982SupplyShe was a beautiful ship,The crew made her special and was a family that I will never forget. Wonderful times on west pack. Shelback, Plank-owner Golden Dragon. I salute you..
Pratt, GregoryBM2 (CMDCM)May 15, 1979 – Feb 20, 1982FirstA GREAT 1st Division, no realy the BEST ever 1st Division of the many I served in. The to Best the memories will always be worth talking about.
Rivera, AngelDK2Jun 1979 – Jul 1981S-4 DisbursingPlank Owner & Shellback - First Westpack made Pre-Com worth it all. Other than the "Phantom Shitter", a great crew to serve.
Reid, Goerge DavidGSMJun 1979 – Oct 1982MPBest ship I served on. Best crew I served with. Those were the days.
Curry, DavidMR1Jun 1979 – Jun 28, 1981R (ER04)Lefty was my first new ship. It was hard to call her a DD. A real "tincan" could fit inside her hull. But, her crew was the best. Who could forget the Lakeside Inn or the nights at the B-B&G.
Kullos, CodyHTFNJun 1979 – Aug 1981RepairGreat Crew Retired in 2000, now living in Poulsbo, Washington.
Coker, DavidGSMJun 1, 1979 – Mar 30, 1984MPMy first ship, alot of good times. Some of the best people to work for and with. I'm sorry to see the "witch" being treated like that.
Silcott, MikeE-1Jun 1, 1979 – Jun 1, 1981ENGINEERINGHAD A LOT OF GOOD TIMES
Richardson, Kipen3Jun 1, 1979 – Feb 28, 1982A gang
Corsello, ThomashtJun 20, 1979 – Nov 30, 1981engmiss the good time
Christy, DonaldGMG2Jun 26, 1979 – Jan 1, 1984CGBeen a long time since I've heard from my old shipmates. Hope to hear from you again, soon I hope. Sorry to hear she's gone. Have fond memeories of her. Ding Dong the Witch is dead. :(
Kidd III, Robert LeeRM2Jul 1979 – Feb 1983COMMUNICATIONSHE WAS A GOOD SHIP. SORRY TO HEAR SHE BECAME A TARGET
Fraley, RobertE4Jul 1979 – Feb 1982GMGDid anyone else receive 4 bells when you left the ship? Are u a Polywog or Shellback? The Captain and I became Shellbacks on the same day. I fixed the rudder (gmg Fraley) MT51
Dodson, HerbertGSMCJul 1, 1979 – Dec 1, 1982M
Higazi, FouadEM3Jul 10, 1979 – May 23, 1983EThe best times of my life,I enjoyed two westpacs,I'm a golden shellback,I miss my friends Richard sawtelle,Terry Pettit,Jeff chisum and the rest of the hellion gang,I'm a plank ownner,where is my piece of the hull?can't believe they sunk my
Pepe, StephenQM2Jul 13, 1979 – Aug 23, 1982NXDanny/Cain it was great talking to you guys after so many years! I will definetly keep in touch. Cain I hope you call when you get to DC.... Danny keep in touch and I hope to make a trip out your way befor 2009! s.pepe@mchsi.com
Brady, RandallGMT1Jul 27, 1979 – Dec 8, 1980GMStill proud to have served with everyone on Leftwich. Saw the old girl in Maui after I retired. Heard she had been used as a target (hate that). Wish I had kept up with all of my shipmates. rbrady31@hawaiiantel.net
Dodson, HerbertGSMCJul 30, 1979 – Dec 8, 1981m
Ezzell, StephenLCDRAug 1979 – Feb 1982Chief EngineerPlankowner, first CHENG. My memories are of a very fine ship and crew. Hard to believe she is gone now.
Jerrard, MervET1Aug 6, 1979 – Jan 2, 1985CELast Plank owner off! Major dissapointment - no decimmisioning ceremony!
Apostolo, JohnE-3Aug 14, 1979 – Jul 1981OpsShould have behaved more. Good times though. No regrets.
Huddy, JohnLTAug 21, 1979 – Jun 1, 1981SupplyPlankowner and first Supply Officer. Enjoyed a great commissioning crew. H. Ross Perot (classmate of Leftwich at USNA) attended and sponsored the commissioning reception.
Emig, SteveDS2Aug 24, 1979 – Jun 15, 1983Combat ElectronicsI would have given the Navy $50 bucks and recycled the aluminum.
McAlpin, ThomasFTM2 (Frock FTM1)Nov 1979 – May 1984CMSHad a blast. Hung with Steve Emig, Gary Grant, Steve Kost, Jeff & John Carter, Mark Lovegrove, Joe Boothe, Bill Clarke and many others. Who could forget the Buffarillo Bar&Grill or running over the sub outside of Subic in 82.
Penkalski, Glenn (Ski)RM2Nov 1979 – Jul 1982OPSBEST SHIP I SERVED ON CAPT. CARNEY WAS A GREAT SKIPPER!!!!

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