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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 456 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
Goodman, GoodieEN3-EN21992 – 1995A gang I love this ship I still can see EN2 Kaha beach pressing the EVAPS Yang sleep in Aux2. Them Dam DC taking crap LOL and beating up the BM's
Mize, JasonSTG31992 –OSGood times on the Cush
Padelford, AdanSH31992 – 1995S2Good experience! Unitas was fun on liberty calls!
Padelford, AdanE4/SH3Jan 29, 1992 – Sep 22, 1995SupplyWanted to see if any old buddies are on here?What's up?
Taglialavore, Michael profile iconSTGCSFeb 1992 – Feb 1994CSA
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Turner, BamaEW 1Feb 20, 1992 – Apr 10, 1995OTAny of my old freinds that would like to get in touch, please feel free to do so
Coan, DennisCTM2Mar 5, 1992 – Mar 10, 1995OW02Great ship, good friends and memorable times (Chicken Ranch).
Urban, ShaneE2May 1992 – 1995DeckForever in dry dock long fire watches decking Sanders in the face fishing for hammerheads off the barge making fun of triple cheese an unforgettable night in Kona. What can i say a great great time.
Robert, RileySM3May 1, 1992 – Jun 15, 1994Communications
Simon, SparkyLTMay 10, 1992 – Feb 1994Fire Control/First DivisionThat softball team was awesome! Hiding in a church from the police in Caracas with Mike Forster was not. Going thru the ice that night in the Straits of Magellan is something I'll never forget. The Canal was alright too
Simon, SparkLTJun 1, 1992 – Jan 31, 1994FC, DeckWhat a great time with a great crew and some hard drinking Wardroom characters. Driving out of the Straights of Magellan thru the ice that last night is something I'll never forget.
Chirco, Robert 985.Jun 14, 1992 – Jun 6, 1994r
Crawford, C K Chrise-3Jun 19, 1992 – 1994DeckHad TOO much fun. Stayed on restriction!! still had good times tho!
Thoms, KennyE-4Sep 15, 1992 – Jul 15, 1994DECK/Signal BridgeMet ship in the middle of UNITAS....Great time, rough days in deck. Manage to get a full ride basketball scholarship...Thank you USS Cushing. S/O to Wash, Ag, Milk, Day.
Williams, GeoffDC1Oct 8, 1992 – Mar 26, 1996RepairTough ship. Tough people. But by far best command in hind sight.
Bejar, JoseSEAMANOct 10, 1992 – Apr 10, 1994DeckThe Cushing was an awesome experience. The Unitas and Canada was an awesome time whenever BMC Goetz would give us liberty.
Yanga, EmersonEN3Dec 4, 1992 – Aug 4, 1995A-GANGWhats up to the crew that went to UNITAS with us South America.
Coker, Fred "Chocolate Thunder"E-3Dec 17, 1992 – Aug 1996ODReal tough times, but met some cool people and had some fun. Navy Diver now in Little Creek, Va and going back to Mayport, FL to SIMA in Nov 06. Got my degree @ ITT and still trying to make 1st Damn!!!
Payne, GaryGSM11993 – 1998MPUpdate Feb 2004- GSCS Payne Marine Gas Turbine Inspector for Hawaii Regional Maintenance Center.
Hagen, JerryGSM21993 – 1996MPCurrently working in Power Generation
Purdy, AllenGMG2 (SW)1993 – Oct 1996CGServed on USS New Jersey from ‘88-‘90, Cushing from ‘ 93-‘96. I’m living on Maui since 1996. Married to Leina Shirota and have 4 kids. I am a supervisor for the Maui County of Water Supply. Looking forward to retirement.
Sullivan, Sean profile iconGSE 3Jan 1993 – Sep 1995MPBlood/Sweat/Laughs and Tears through the dirty years.Owe much to the Cush and great crew. Worked in CoGen plant, UPS fiield eng., Facilities Ops/critical systems mgr. and currently Commissioning/Test eng w/ Eng. Firm.
Bartee, ArmaunFC3Jan 1, 1993 – Jan 1, 1998THE ORIGINAL CMGreat ship had a blast, now im a Chief and I am working with was FC3 Peek (Now FCC) recruiting (again) in Florida,, hit me up.
Smith, JimE4/DK3Feb 16, 1993 – Feb 16, 1997Supply
Viado`, MichaelYNCMay 4, 1993 – Jun 30, 1996NAVGreat ship, learned alot. Sad to see her on the bottom of the ocean as a reef.
Schoonmaker, DeanOS3May 24, 1993 – Oct 13, 1996OILooking for anyone I got drunk with.
Forgie, ToddOS 2Jun 1993 – Feb 1997OpsI never thought I would miss the Cush! Now I hear the Turks have her? What an end for the best and last of the Sprucans.
Gardner, BrianGSM2Jun 1993 – Feb 15, 1995mp enghey guy's hope to here from some of you miss hering from you i see gaine all the time and here from almond now and then but what about the rest of you drop a line.
Hock, SteveBMSNJun 1, 1993 – Jun 20, 1996Deck/Medical/SARI had fun, learned alot, enjoyed some over great time, blood, sweat, no tears but regret turned out great. Working for Department of Justice, Federal. To deck and friends i have been their with all was great. Facebook...
Smith, JamesDK3Jun 10, 1993 – Nov 15, 1996SupplyTough times, good memories. It was a good tour spent a lot of time in dry dock.
Jarrod Evans, RodMR 3Jun 29, 1993 – Feb 19, 1996mp/r
Beatty, Robert (Bob)Jul 1, 1993 – Dec 15, 1995CEHad a great time on the Cushing. Dealt with the stealth overhaul (ugh). Great sub-catcher, strong crew.I've got DD-985 plates on my van. Turning radius is about the same.
Lamboglia, PaulE2Jul 7, 1993 – Jul 6, 1994Seaman
Emberton, JamesOS2Aug 1, 1993 – Aug 1, 1997OIHoping to touch base with some shipmates
Kilanski, RickOS2Sep 1993 – Sep 1994OI / ZONE 6It was a blast tearing the ship apart!
Gilmore, William, Happy GilmoreDC3Sep 25, 1993 – Jul 15, 1995RepairThis was my first command. With the ship during drydock period. A broken ankle took me off the ship. Sorry to hear that she DECOM. Great ship, command and crew.
Kuder, BenjaminE51994 – 1997Operations
Mendoza, RaulCTM2/CTN1(SW/FMF)Jan 1994 – Dec 19, 1999OWGood times, great friends, and the best crew I was ever apart of.
Dobbs, DrayE4Jan 1, 1994 – May 1, 1996S2I Love being a SEABEE!! I am now EOC(SCW/FMF/SW)
Costello, AnthonyOS2Jan 12, 1994 – Dec 18, 1997OI2 years in the PHNSY...yeah Write if you want...looking for shipmates.
Blanchard, CarrollSNJan 20, 1994 – Jun 7, 19961stThis was the best time I had in the navy. If I had to do it over again I wouldn't have left for A-school and stayed on board for the cruise.
Maitre, AlexLTJGJan 26, 1994 – May 9, 1997SupplyI learned what a great crew under a lot of strain can do! I look back at CUSH as a time which seemed so difficult, but I still keep in touch with my O buddies, and wonder how Finn, Padelford, Lanclos, Smith, Galuvao, etc are doing. I'm a LCDR no
Howell, SamBMSMMar 1994 – Sep 1996GREAT SHIP LOVED IT
Howarth, SeanGMCMar 1, 1994 – Jun 1, 1997CM
Craven, JustinGSE 2Mar 13, 1994 – Mar 11, 1998ENG/MP/EE10The Dirty Cush, great crew, great times, great.....
Linscott, JasonSTG2Apr 1994 – Mar 1998CAI was just out in Pearl Harbor (right after RIMPAC 2008 ended) and it sounds like the sale to the Turkish Navy didn't work out. They used her as a target ship for RIMPAC and she was sunk north of Kauai. (jlinscott2@yahoo.com)
Taglialavore, Michael profile iconCWO2May 1994 – Jun 1995EMO
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Ohnheiser, JoeFCC(SW)Jun 1994 – May 1999
Holland, JamalRM2Jun 1994 – Jun 1998OC-01
Crews, RayYN2Jun 2, 1994 – Jul 5, 1997Ship OfficeThis was my first ship and I was there when they over haul the ship and add the VLS. I play on the ship softball team. I was on the ship when it was homeported out of Pearl Harbor HI. I did one Westpac with USS CUSHING DD 985.
Dobbs, William (Dray)MS3Jun 9, 1994 – Mar 21, 1997S2
Kuder, BenjaminCTR2 (SW)Jun 15, 1994 – Nov 7, 1997OUTBOARDGreat crew that always worked hard and played hard.
Claggett, RobertSTG2Jul 1994 – Feb 1999CA"Free the Dirty Cush!!" Took her from dry-dock to the Middle East to Yokosuka. The Crew of this ship was the finest I have had the priveldge of serving with.
Teska, DerrickfnJul 1994 – 1996engineeringHad some good times and some bad. Now own my own commercial construction company and full time firefighter. I just got promoted to captain. Looking for old ship mates.
Fyffe, BryanSHSNOct 1994 – May 1997SupplyDirty Cush. Deck/OD then to Supply/S-3. Tough work, but tougher shipmates. I'm proud to have been a part of it.
Stein, Ryan "Rheno"SK3Oct 1994 – Jan 1998S-1Started off in Deck division undesignated, then struck SK. Some great memories onboard, I miss the old Cush and ships like her.
Perry, JohnGMG3Oct 15, 1994 – Sep 25, 1997CG
Richardson, BrianPN3Oct 22, 1994 – Dec 31, 1997
Litchford, JohnQMCNov 3, 1994 – Apr 10, 1995NAVgo into yards - update to vertical missile launcher - get sunk as practice target - where does the money go ? tosssed out with the bath water
Costa, Sebastian "Boogie"EM3Dec 24, 1994 – Mar 6, 1998E

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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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