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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
Mireles, MichaelOS31989 – Jun 1992ops
Hardin, Jeff/bullSTG3/SN/STG31989 – 1992combat systemsjust found the site, loved it, hated it, miss it some now sometimes lol. to some of the best friends and memories in a lifetime. hope all of you are well i am still kickin still learning stuff the hard way and lovin it =)
Aikins, SteveSN1989 – 1991deck apehad fun,partied alot.never forget it.anybody talked to dave miller?
Evans, SteveGSM31989 – 1991MPWorked in the Oil Lab. Had a blast refueling the SH-60 Worked hard and played even harder. We had some great port calls.
McGuan, ThomasFN 3Mar 1989 – Sep 1990ENG (MER2)Saw the Cush get sunk to the bottom and it brought up a lot of memories. Hope the crew is still out there somewhere doing well. RIP USS CUSHING DD 985
Swickley, RobertLTMar 1, 1989 – Feb 1, 1991Combat SystemsHello to past crewmembers of the Cushing! I have memories on that ship that will last a lifetime........great trips to Pearl, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. Thanks for serving!
Hennessey, MichaelE-3Mar 21, 1989 – Mar 21, 1993Just found this page! Already see names of people I knew. Since I have been out of the Navy I became a Police Officer in Massachusetts.
Robbins, MichaelPN3Apr 4, 1989 – Sep 1, 1992Admin
Tompkins, WalterE3May 1989 – Apr 26, 1991A GangI enjoyed working with everyone in A Gang. I have been in my current career as a correctional officer for 12 yrs looking forward to retiring in about 8 more years. Would like to hear from anyone just to catch up.
Brown, EdwardFC3Jun 11, 1989 – Oct 10, 1990weaponsLot's of fun times in PI
Cruz, ChuckGMMAug 14, 1989 – May 14, 1992CAWhile on the ship I was counting down the days until I got out. However, it was the best experience and met some awesome friends during the Cushing days. Hope to hear from past friends, shoot me an e-mail.
Rimorin, RimoGAS TURBINE ELECTRICALAug 15, 1989 – Mar 15, 1991MAIN PROPULSIONFIRST SHIP. LEARNED A LOT. THANKS TO ALL WHO GUIDED ME DURING MY NAVY CAREER
Hoppa, Leonard "Hopdog"E4/RM3Aug 23, 1989 – Nov 17, 1991OCHad the time of my life experiencing the world with a wide array of outstanding people! Even though we were "robbed" of our Battle E by the Fletcher, we were still THE BEST SUB HUNTER on the West Coast!!!
Grier, RobertSM2Aug 26, 1989 – May 14, 1991CSThe Sig Shack with Al, Mike and Henry Lunt (CTs) Chuck Grigsby and Ray (Wraaaay) Robinson lots of Coffee and thick smoke
Weiding, DavidLTjgSep 1, 1989 – May 1, 1992OUTBOARDGreat ship, great crew.
MacMillian, JefferyET3Oct 15, 1989 – Apr 15, 1994CEI was aboard during the homeport shift from San Diego to Pearl harbor. I did one WestPac and a South Americian cruise. I left while she was still in the yard getting VLS installed. It was the greatest adventure of my life.
Phan, Tuan VSH31990 – 1994SupplyWho still owe me money cuz I'm gonna make my rounds
Blackford, JimBM31990 – 19941stWhat can you say about the Cush, we were a tight crew. You mess with one of us you messed with all of us. Miss those guys.
Cope, EricFC21990 – 1993CF-CIWSMan, I could not wait to get off that boat. Great times, though. West Pac, Unitas...someone mentioned the chicken ranch in Ecuador...wow, that was an amazing place. Married with 2 kids in Cincinnati. Go Bucks.
Skiles, SeanSTGSN1990 – 1992CA
Kolisar, JosephOS31990 – 1992OS
Ramirez, AdamDC21990 – 1993RepairI served with the greatest brothers in San Dog and Pearl Harbor any snipe could ask for. TLB for life. Looking forward to getting back in touch with you fellas. NO KA OI. Baker i'll be seeing you in Oct brother.
Biddlecomb, AlQM2Mar 1, 1990 – Jul 15, 1991Nav/AdminSpent the last part of my enlistment aboard Cushing with 2 distinctly different COs. Lots of Gulf of Alaska ops and Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, PI. Fun time, but was glad when it was over.
Blackford, JamesBM3Mar 2, 1990 – Mar 2, 1994DeckI said the paint locker is closed.
Amsden, ScottFC2Jul 29, 1990 – Dec 8, 1991CSHad to leave because of medical reasons. However, I spent four more years in the Navy and then went on to get my degree in electrical engineering. Thanks to everyone onboard who helped me through some tough times.
Ganung, ChrisSTG-3Sep 21, 1990 – Jul 15, 1994CAThe irony of this ship, with me, is that the name "Cushing" was named after 3 brothers that were from my home town in Delafield, WI. They even have a park named after them there. I'm proud to have served my country aboard her.
Lehman, Scott/ ScreaminSNOct 1990 – Jun 1992bmLook back on those days with a lot of memories.
Richardson, NealCWO3Oct 1, 1990 – May 15, 1991CE EMORemember the "Golden Lions" Retired in 1993 living in Charleston SC.
Rutledge, DallasSTG3Nov 1, 1990 – Mar 8, 1994spent 4 yrs on USS Cushing...Cant say I had a good time all the time, but do have some good memories. I would love to contact some of my former shipmates. A lot has changed since then. I'd like to know how you all are doing....
Harris, BobbyYN3Dec 1990 – Jul 1994NAV
Radu, WallyDC3Dec 1, 1990 – Jan 1, 1993RepairGreat Memories, Great Friends,Great Ports West Pac,Unitas San Diego,Hawaii Team Member Repair5,Flying Squad,Flight Quarters Married with one son.Firefighter/Paramedic in Dearborn ,Michigan.
Morin, JuanE-3Dec 15, 1990 – Feb 1, 1992DeckI've thought of my time onboard the Cush, it was great time and great friends. Did 4 years active, then 17 Reserve, promoted to HMC. Completed my time with Recon Marines. Time well spent.
Baker, ChipDC 3Dec 23, 1990 – Jul 9, 1994RI saw some familiar names, and have to let those guys know that I raise a beer in their names on Veteran's Day every year.
George, MikeOS31991 – 1995 Wow. Unitas 33-92 was some fond memories. Especially the chicken ranch!
Sanders, JohnOS21991 – 1993oihey oi div send me a e-mail john.sanders@gulfstream.com
Nelson, ChrisSTGSN1991 – 1993TASS/Sonar
Kulikowski, TedDS31991 – 1994CESkiing in South America.
Nicasio, ChristopherGSM21991 – 1994MP
Zollicoffer, KeithDK3Jan 1991 – Sep 5, 1993SupplyAwsome ship! Had some really good times on Unitas!
Winters, AaronE-3Jan 1, 1991 – Mar 4, 19941stI enjoyed my time aboard the Cushing.
Cameron, MichaelE-5/ET2Jan 3, 1991 – Aug 10, 1993CECSE1
Cameron, MichaelET2/E5Jan 15, 1991 – Aug 12, 1993CEHad a great time onboard, I actually miss working on the Comm gear and the friends onboard. I will never forget it. Now working in the Automotive Electronics industry. Worked for General Motors at the Technical Center for 10 years.
Brown, DouglasRMSNFeb 1991 – Mar 23, 1993OC (Radio)BrownDawg in da HOUSE!!!! I can still remember UNITAS XXXIII, I had a blast, but perhaps, the one thing I miss, are the friends I made, Clint, and Ryan.
Wilson, Bryne/bamaGMG3Feb 1, 1991 – Mar 17, 1995GMONE OF THE BEST SOFTBALL TEAMS IVE EVER PLAYED ON. MAYO, MIZE, CRISPIN, TEJAS, PANAMA......MANY OTHERS! LIVING IN TUSCALOOSA, AL. ROLL TIDE!! MGR OF TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT FOR PEPSI. GREAT WIFE AND KIDS. STILL PLAYING BALL. SOU. PEPSI
Brown, DouglasRMSNFeb 11, 1991 – Mar 23, 1993OC Division
Provencio, StephenE-5/EW2Apr 18, 1991 – Feb 18, 1993Enjoyed Hawaii ! Enjoyed UNITAS 1992.
Orozco, GilbertSH1Jun 1991 – Jul 1992S-3Great Ship
Friezer, Todd / FlickSonar Technician 3rd ClassJun 1991 – Oct 1994CA
Cain, JeffMSSNJun 1, 1991 – Oct 28, 1993SUPPLYman....I had a hell of a time back in the day on that ship........unitas 92....RIO.....NEED I SAY MORE
Robertson, TraceGSM 2Jun 1, 1991 – Sep 1, 1993MPGreat time Lot of fun South America was the best. Had a great time.
Glover, DanielEM1Aug 1991 – Jan 1993E-DivThis command was ok. UNITAS 33 rocked for a little while. Glad to get off and out.
Wilson, JeromeE3Aug 1, 1991 – Jun 7, 1993ShipservicemanReported aboard after bootcamp in 1991 and remain aboard until 1993 until my mothers death in which cause me to leave service.
Albrecht, JamesGMM1(SW)Oct 1991 – Apr 1995ASI still remember UNITAS and the many great friends that I had, GMM3 Smitty, and the rest of AS division
Haas, JeffreyGSM3Nov 1991 – Apr 1995MP
Stallings, BorisET2Nov 1991 – Jan 1996CEGood to see you all.
Jarreau, Eric (Joz)RM3Dec 1991 – May 1995OCWe had some athletes & drunks on that boat!!! Panama, Tejas, Ebann, Bama, Evil, Zach, Parilla, Nash, Chip....I miss u guys!!!!! I'm a Firefighter/EMT (CAPT) since '95...got a hot wife w/ 2 lil girls life is GOOD!!! CINCPACFLT CHAMPS!..lat

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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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