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USS Cushing (DD 985) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Cushing (DD 985). 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 449 crew members registered for the USS Cushing (DD 985).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1979 | 1980 – 1983 | 1984 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1991 | 1992 – 1994 | 1995 – 1998 | 1999 – 2000 | 2001 – 2003 | 2004 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Rosado, JuanDeck Seaman/Hospital Corpsman1984 – Jun 1987First DivisionTo all my friends on the Cushing, the three years that I served were the best. I met a lot of good people on the ship, and we had the best of times. God Bless you guys.
Edwards, JamesE41984 – 1988CE
Wicklund, DanRM3Jan 23, 1984 – Nov 5, 1985OCCame aboard during CIWS installation in Long Beach. Got out during overhaul in Portland. West-Pac 84 was awesome(remember Boogey Street in Singapore]. Let's do it again at one of the reunions.
Anzic, Anthony "Tony"YN2Feb 14, 1984 – Jul 1987NXGreat command, great time, great shipmates. Please keep in touch, aanzic@yahoo.com
Gosney, GaryIC3Apr 1984 – Mar 1987EMade the WestPac '84 to the Persian Gulf & Australia then the shipyards in Portland, Or
Santiago, Ruben C.EMCS(SW)May 1984 – Oct 1988NN3-M Coord/E-div Sup (part time). Got ESWS qual onbd. Reported as EM1, Checked out as EMCS(SW).
Lake, ToddET3May 4, 1984 – Jul 1987CEWhat a great experience. Great memories of great friends.
Helle, JackGSE2May 27, 1984 – Aug 8, 1987mp
Howard, Christopher RRM3Jul 1984 – Jul 4, 1985COMMUNICATIONSGOOD CRUISE TO ALASKA GREAT STAY IN PORTLAND OREGON OVERHAUL RELEASE 4TH OF JULY GOOD CREW GREAT SHIP GREAT DIV. ENJOYED CRUISE TO ALASKA ENJOYED CREW RECEIVED FIRST GOOD CONDUCT RIBBON NOMIATIED SAILOR OF THE YEAR
Fields, ShaunDD 985Aug 10, 1984 – Jan 29, 1988DeckMy very first ship coming into the Navy, boy was it an experience I'll never forget. Back in the real day when the Navy was real and not this fake stuff we have now a day. May she R.I.P. in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean..
Roulston, Daniel/danGMM3Sep 1984 – Jul 1987Combat SystemsI made a lot of good friends during that time and wouldn't trade the experience for anything.
Henson, DaveSTG1Dec 1984 – Dec 1987CAGreat memories of a great ship and crew!
Pasquariello, Ron (P-12)TM2Dec 1984 – Apr 24, 1986CAGREAT CREW GREAT TIMES STG SHAW, TM3 HAYES.
Damme, JeffreyFCSNDec 14, 1984 – Apr 10, 1988combat systemsGood to see some of my old friends registered on this website. Sorry the old girls on the bottom. Some really great times.
Withers, DanLT1985 – 1987OPSReported when CUSH was in overhaul in Portland and left after many ops under DESRON 31. CO, Mick McDonough, sadly, passed away in 2000.
Speiser, Johnfcsr1985 – 1986csf-1Loved serving onboard the cush. Looking for any seasparrow guys. Dammne Dively, Sutton, Scott and his Chevelle in Portland. Sad video of her going down.
Williams, Curtis R.EN3Jan 5, 1985 – Feb 19, 1987AGone but not forgotten
Douaire, ScottGMG3Mar 5, 1985 – 1987gunnersmateBeing stationed on the ship was the best time of my life and I wish to this day I had never left. Great Friends and the best family I ever had. I miss this time in my life
Bradley, Bill profile iconOS3Mar 13, 1985 – Jul 18, 1989OperationsIt was an amazing adventure, even in Portland, Oregon in the ship yards. It was awesome growing up in the Navy. Ken haas, Martin Coy, Chris Barrett, Richard Eby, and Thomas Cooke I still think about you crazy dudes all the time.
McCullough, ScottFC2Jun 1985 – Sep 1989Combat SystemsSome of the best People I have ever come across. Those of whom I have served with who wish to contact me please to do. Hope you all are doing well.
Hand, MichaelQMCJun 1985 – May 1990NAVWhere's the QM gang?
Hook, KurtIC1Jun 1985 – May 1990EGood times....Albritton,Gosney, Floyd, Stormer..The crazy group of HT's--Toad, Woodsy, Vick, Kimo, Porch ..Pacex '89 --Ginches stiches in Korea. LT. Butler covering my tail in Mazatlan. Tony Scott's beer commercial in Portland.
Johnson, KevinSTG2Jul 1985 – Jun 1987CAGreat ship. Alot of good times. How about those trips to Portland!
Ritchey, RonET2Jul 1985 – Feb 1990CE
Toadvine, MichaelHT2Jul 1985 – Dec 1988R Division
Ciancio, JohnSTGCSJul 17, 1985 – Feb 29, 1988CA
Schmink, RonaldSTG3Sep 1985 – Jan 1988CA
Felien, JimRM2Sep 1985 – Jan 1989OCarrived just before Portland overhaul left mid-stream of desron31 what a ride thanks for taking care of our ship
Bishop, Tom profile iconET3Sep 1, 1985 – Nov 25, 1990CE
Moris, KarlEM-5Sep 6, 1985 – Nov 11, 1988E DivisionMy time on the USS Cushing was a major turning point in my life. I talk about it often with many people.
Lenoir, DavidOS 2Sep 10, 1985 – Jan 7, 1989OIEnjoyed the Whole Tour on the "Cush" even overhaul in Portland. It was a Great Life Experience for me...
Thoms, BillFC3Oct 1985 – Sep 1989Combat SystemsAlot of good memories. Good friends!
Rutter, "Rutt"PN3Oct 31, 1985 – Jun 14, 1989NXCame aboard Halloween night Drydock, Portland, disembarked Seattle 1989 during NorthPAC,Walt Cowen, Randy Munger (passed away in October 2011), John J, Mike, and other ET's. Went WOCS Still serving Army Current CWO 25yrs
Parker, RodneyTMO#Dec 11, 1985 – Aug 19, 1989CombatEvery day was not a holiday. Every meal was not a banquet. However, I donot regret one second that I served aboard the CUSH. The guys I served with worked hard and played harder. But they had your back. Sailors, don't forget, watch each other's
Ward, PaulOS11986 – Mar 1990OI
Richardson, SeanOTASN1986 – 1987Combat Systems
Rod, Hartley/ SpudOS2Jan 1986 – Aug 11, 1989OIWhen I heard The Cush was decommisioned and now sunk my heart sank with her. I'm proud that I had the chance to serve on her. What does poop sound like when it hit a fan? Cuuuusssssshing. lol. Heres to the Cush!!!
Wade, GlenFC2Jan 20, 1986 – Mar 14, 1990CFGreat friends and good times in Canada.
Cooke, ThomasBM3Feb 1986 – Sep 1989first
Barnes, RayGMG2Feb 1986 – Oct 1989CGWOW, I CANT BELIEVE THEY SUNK HER. DEFINITELY THE BEST BUNCH OF GUYS TO SERVE WITH. JOINED UP WITH THE GOLDEN LION IN PORTLAND IN DRYDOCK. STILL TALK ABOUT THOSE DAYS ALOT. GO GUNS!!!!
Ryan, PeteOS2Feb 1, 1986 – Jul 23, 1989OIWhen they sink your ship it makes you officially old or atleast past your mid-life crisis. Here's a toast to you boys lest we drink to the foam as our lady rests in the ocean she once sentried. The "Lion sleeps tonight."
Mullins, NelsonEW1Mar 1986 – Dec 1988OWReported to Cushing during overhaul in Portland. At the time it was fashionable to watch Perry Mason in the trailers during lunch. Many fond memories on Cushing. Especially all the cycling I did with Troy Shull, Jeff Gleaves, and Terry Timm
Potts, MikeGMT1Mar 19, 1986 – Sep 19, 1988CAdont recall alot of shipmate from this ship. dave henson STGCS C afew others. would like to hear from anyone who remembers me (no cussing pls i was young and it was a long time ago lol)
Ginches, DavidGSE2Apr 1986 – Nov 1990EngineeringLot's of good times and a few hard ones. Glad I did it and happier to be out.
Rodriguez, RandyBMSAMay 26, 1986 – May 27, 19891stthe best time of my life. I hope everyone is doing fine, please e-mail if you remember me.
McLarty, LynnDS1Jun 1986 – May 1987OETour was cut short. Much appreciation to LT Gomez.
Pettine, JohnCTR2Jun 1986 – Jun 1989CT/EW (Outboard)One of the first CT member onboard ship. Came onboard during dry dock in Portland. Great times onboard working out all the bugs. Only regret was never making a deployment over 30 days and never going past Hawaii.
Gavett, Williamen2Jun 1, 1986 – Jun 1, 1990ehad some great times. ive kept in touch with some of us from the cush. im looking for tony scott he might have the green book that some of us wrote in if you have any idea where tony is let me know 828-478-3627. god bles
Ward, WilliamSTG3Aug 1986 – Jan 1989combatenjoyed my time on cushing. many fond memories. would love to hear from any of my old shipmates.
Fuller, JohnnyRM3Sep 1986 – Nov 1991Operations (Radio)Great ship and wish I still seen my friend Jack

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Reunions

Point of ContactPlanned datePlanned locationRemarks
Scott LoucksOct 27, 2023Where everyone would like.I loved the Cush " AKA Dirty Cush" as she was known as when she arrived, our crew from 1999-2003 rebuilt her from stern to fantail. What a awesome ship!!

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