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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
Willette, RichardBM21987 – 19891stCUSHING was a good tour for me, learned lots of valuable lessons and met some great folks. She came back to me in Japan 10 years after I left her in San Dog, Piloted her in and out of there for 3 years. Good ship, good times.
Pascuzzi, SteveOTASN1987 – Apr 1988CAMy second ship. Good times mess cranking and TASS ops with a great crew. June 1986 Portland Rose Festival, followed by Lahaina, Maui and Pearl Harbor stand out as awesome port calls.
Gill, JohnGMG 2Jan 1987 – Dec 1991GunnersThanks for the great memories. I grew up on this ship and will never forget the experiences.
Nwachukwu, PhilipSEAMAN/GSE3Feb 1987 – Feb 1989Deck / MPOne of the most precious moments in hindsight. Did not know it then. Best crew and Captain(may he rest in peace). I would love to hear from you folks out there. Where in the world are y'all? Let's get together guyss!!!
Rivera, EdwinBM3Feb 12, 1987 – Aug 15, 19901st
Lalonde, NickET2/ET1Mar 1987 – Mar 1989CEWorked on Satcom, TACAN, UHF.
Gilbert, ManuelIC3Mar 1987 – Feb 1988EMY 2ND SPRUANCE CLASS DESTROYER WAS TOO SHORT OF A TOUR BUT ENJOYED THE TIME ONBOARD. WISHED I COULD'VE GONE BACK TO JAPAN ON IT TO ENJOY AGAIN. STILL TALK ABOUT THE SHIP I'LL NEVER FORGET HER. RIP OLD GIRL FOREVER
Vickonoff, MarkHT2Mar 7, 1987 – Jan 4, 1990Rany of you hard guys around, cullen, woodsy, novak, lowe, prue, ligocki, brachear, hope you guys are well, i missed a bunch, 2 plates in my skull helped me forget a few names, sorry, oh yes gsm3 nosewics, my brother.
Wadding, TerrySTGCApr 1987 – Jul 1992CSA 1
Marks, Os1 BlairOS3 to OS1Apr 13, 1987 – Jan 18, 1993OIThe best ship I served on!
Knowlton, MarkOS1May 1987 – Aug 1989OIHad a good time on the Mighty Cush. Was the flagship of the Desron at the time so we had lots of underway time. We still had time to go out and shoot each other with paintballs, go Tommy!
Rivera, EdwinBM3May 18, 1987 – Aug 17, 19901st
Marks, BlairOS1May 19, 1987 – Jan 3, 1993OIEnjoyed my time on the Golden Lion, almost a full 6 years! ASW OPS were mostly boredom, but still had a good time.
Mergl, Rob / MergsYN2Jun 1987 – Jun 1989NXMy favorite command of my 20 year career in the Navy were spent onboard the Cushing. Great shipmates and great times that I will never forget. Loved the trips to Hawaii for RIMPAC. Hope to hear from some of you!
Broomfield, FredMS1 SWJun 16, 1987 – May 13, 1991Supply I was the best Chef in the FleetWhat's up Shipmates? God Bless The USS Cushing and all the Sailors that made her Great! I was a MS1 onboard the Cushing and I cooked in the Galley and the Wardroom. I had the best years of my life on board the Cushing!! What a Ship!
Glass, PatrickDS1(SW)Aug 7, 1987 – Aug 1, 1991CEJust saw the sinking of the Cushing on RIMPAC. Was sad...real sad.
Kretzman, Ken0S3Sep 1987 – Sep 1990OICame across this site and recognized a lot of names. I agree with everyone's comments Great Ship & Crew! Many fond memories from that time...did a lot of growing up on that ship. I hope everyone is doing well. Reunion?
Bowers, TracyE2Sep 21, 1987 – May 13, 1988DeckHad a great time with the boys for the short time I was on the ship.
Lyons, GaryGMM1(SW)Oct 1987 – Jan 1990CSAASROC Gunners Mate. Work center supervisor then reassigned to Gunnery division (CG) as the LPO.
Ruiz, LouisRM2Oct 1, 1987 – Oct 1, 1991COMMSMy first ship with many great people and memories.
Figaro, Tom/figE-7/STGC/SOON TO BE CWO2Nov 1, 1987 – Mar 2, 1992CAWonderful ship that will always hold a special place in my heart. I still see crewmembers around the fleet! Can you say Number 5 Orange/Drake???
Foisey, LarrySK2Nov 1, 1987 – Nov 1, 1989S-1
Ligocki, LeonardHT1Dec 1, 1987 – Jan 7, 1993RIs there anyone out there T.C., Novak,etc, e-mail me I am retired now, and would like to look up some old shipmates.
Gray, Mikee-3Dec 1, 1987 – Jun 15, 1990STGGoing back to San Diego for the first time in too many years.. Would love to get ahold of old firends
Holmes, JackEN2Dec 15, 1987 – Jun 7, 1990A GANGHAD SOME GREAT TIMES ABOARD THE CUSHING DURING MY TIME WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM SOME OLD SHIPMATES OUT THERE.im LIVING IN PENNSLYVANIA, WASHINGTON.MY EMAIL 830dandj@comcast.net so drop me a line any time till then god ble
Porhola, TyEN 3Jan 1, 1988 – Jun 15, 1991Still hate the Navy,non-lifer,not like Doug Nosewics & Keith Thomas. Anybody out there,like to here from you.
Mojica, StevenOS2Jan 18, 1988 – Jul 19, 1991OIWow, the best job I ever had and the best ship with some amazing people who helped guide me along the way, just found this site today and I have contact with quite a few people on facebook.
Wilcutt, RobGMG3Feb 15, 1988 – Feb 17, 1990Gunners MateI really miss those times we had on the Cush. Todd Pope was great to hang out with. Seeing the country and other countries was awesome. I'll never forget those times in Hawaii.
Roth, MatthewCTR1Apr 1, 1988 – Jun 1, 1991OW OutboardThis was my best ship. Screwed up and never got my ESWS. Might have made Chief if I had picked it up. Hey Webb, Henderson, Chin, Weiding are you out there???? Remember Janet coming on board? Good times for everyone....
Pope, ToddMS3Apr 24, 1988 – Dec 4, 1991Now with my son in the Navy it makes me remember the good time's I had on the Cush. We worked hard and played even harder.
Peralta, Frankms3Jun 15, 1988 – Apr 8, 1992supplyits been a long time my shipmate brothers i want to know whats up with supply division mostly the ms's whats up pope tate broomfield simpkins mscs rolando blancas old crazy swinson my face book is frank paco peralta
Marrero, EricSTG3Jul 1988 – Jul 1992COMBAT SYSTEMSHAD FUN PAC-EX 89 AND OTHER DEPLOYMENTS ANYBODY FROM SONAR 5 CONTACT ME
Merz, RichardDS2Jul 1988 – Sep 1992CE1st ship of my career. Good times, short cruises and great ports.
Marrero, Eric (Chickenhawk)STG3Jul 8, 1988 – Jul 7, 1992CA
Wajvoda, Andy/wojoFC1 Aug 27, 1988 – Dec 10, 1990CGI was onborad when the ship was homeported out of San Diego. We went to Canada and Washington several times during my 2 year tour. I worked on the MK86 GFCS for 5in. sn00pydwg@hotmail.com
Clabaugh, CoryGSM2Oct 1, 1988 – Feb 1, 1991MPHad the reunion in San Diego Oct 15 2015. Rough plans for another in 2017. See the Cushing group on facebook for updates as they happen. here is the link. https://www.facebook.com/groups/202649849779955/
Cogdell, LesRM2Oct 15, 1988 – Jan 1, 1991CommunicationsLoved working in the Radio Shack.
Blancas, RolandoMSCSNov 1988 – Mar 1990S-2I remember the mass field day on Thursdays. But the ship was the cleanest among my seven ships. What a hell of a fight with Lt. Smith, but I gave you back the Blue "E".
Roll, HaroldFCCNov 1988 – Jan 1991CFGreat ship. Had a great time. Feel free to contact me. Would love to hear from old friends.
Tweedy, JoeENS/LTJG/LT SUPPLY CORPNov 1988 – Oct 1991S3 & S4Miss the comraderie of Wardroom and the crew on "Big City Cush" I wonder what happened to people like DK1 Decker and SH1 Guinez
Kelley, BarryGSE2Dec 1988 – Mar 1990EngineeringMade several good trips to Hawaii from San Diego while on this ship. Special sub hunting destroyer. Great crew: GSE1 Hedberg, GSE2 Ginches, GSE1 Aleo, MCPO GSEC Kirby. Family problems - transferred to NAVSTA SD.

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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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