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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
Alaniz, JamesDC2/E-5Jan 8, 1999 – Jan 6, 2002Repair/ MP/ Oil KingHad a blast working with every1 from Engineering Div. R, MP, EN's & EM's. Loved the crew even though I hated the ship/command at times. Even to this day, the times on Cushing are 1 of the best times of my life.I will miss the "Dirty
Dooner, MikeGSM2Jan 13, 1999 – Jan 15, 2001MPThe Honch (Popeye's, Buffalos, and New Tokyo). South East Asia. Great times!
Vazquez, JorgeOS2Feb 1999 – Jul 2002OIGood times in CIC, in the berthing and in EVERY port we hit! Especially guam and saipan,lol...and thailand..and singapore..and australia..and maldives...etc.
Hamilton, KrisYNSN(AW) - YN2(SW/AW)Feb 13, 1999 – Dec 12, 2001NX"Thank You" so much for the great times and the great memories! I owe so much to Topete, Smitty, and the rest of Admin/Personnel crew!!! PNC Rosario was my mentor, and Carey Kerr became my Godfather! Long Live The Mighty Cushing!
Moore, JeffreyGSM2(SW)Mar 1, 1999 – Dec 1, 2003Main PropulsionEngineering was the sh*t! Miss all of the snipes, and the party ports. Seeing who is still out there.
Frederick, Roy/ BigfredOS1Mar 8, 1999 – Aug 10, 2005OI
Roach, NickCTM2(SW)Apr 4, 1999 – Apr 4, 2002OWLooking back, now, it was an awesome time in my life. It was, truly, an adventure!
Wingfield, BrianGSM3Apr 23, 1999 – Jul 17, 2001mp
Lopez, JaimeEN3May 5, 1999 – May 2003AMy 1st ship. Loved that ship and crew. Every second was a memory. Loved the underways, deployments etc. I wish i can go back. Any one HAVE a Cushing coin that they want to sell? (I lost mine)
Boyer, ChadFA/SM3May 13, 1999 – Apr 4, 2002ENGINEERING/AWESOMEOH HOW I MISS THOSE STD DAYS AFTER THAILAND.....DON'T ACT LIKE U DIDNT GET ONE HAHA
Wirth, Ray  NEWOS2Jun 1999 – Oct 2002OIWild times great crew and times on board!
Arriola, StephenLTAug 1999 – Mar 2001CSOGreat times...
Valerio, MGSE1Aug 1, 1999 – Sep 26, 2002MPMY FIRST SHIP. DIDNT LEARNED ANYTHING FROM MY WCS AND LPO'S, GOOD THING THERE WERE SOME HELPFULL HOMEBOYS ONBOARD. LEARNED MY RATE BYMYSELF, IMAGINE DOING FSEE CHECK ALONE WITHOUT ANY TRAINING FROM MY WCS(BTW IWAS JUST AN E-2 THEN)
Loucks, Scott GSM1 (SW) LoucksAug 15, 1999 – Oct 15, 2003MP Division.I loved the Cush! I have to say, even though she was in terrible shape, we as a crew rebuilt her and rebranded her into the best ship on the waterfront!!
Walters, BeauFC1Sep 9, 1999 – Aug 22, 2002CEThe memories of my time on this ship kept me in the Navy.
Cruz, RicardoE4/SH3(SW)Oct 1, 1999 – Nov 20, 2002OD01/S-3Proud to have served with the crew, and family on the "Dirty Cush". Many good, and bad memories of the times we all had there, one being the desert duck in the Gulf, but in all, love and miss the family! God Bless You All.
Groves, Harlan KCTRCS(SW)Nov 1, 1999 – Mar 15, 2002CT/OPSGreat tour, great people, and an experience that will stay with me for a long time. Too many special people to even begin naming names, from the CO all the way down. Best CPO Mess in the Navy! Put a lot of youngsters on the right path @ DRB
Smith, Wilmar profile iconSNNov 19, 1999 – Nov 20, 2002DeckThe Cush was the first and best command I have ever had the pleasure of being apart of. The memories and friends that I have can never be replaced!!! I truly do miss those days!!!
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Borbon, GiovanniGSM3Nov 28, 1999 – Dec 13, 2002MPOil King
Walsh, Patrick "shipmate"GSM12000 – 2002MPI miss the guys in Engineering and had some funny times there. I am now happily living in the Bronx but sometimes I think back about the places we all went to. Hong Kong and Australia come to mind.
Murphy, ChaseBMSN2000 – 2002
Archer, JonathanOS2Jan 2, 2000 – Jan 2, 2003OI
Olmstead, MichaelLTJan 3, 2000 – Jun 1, 2001OD011st Div O tour and loved every minutes of it. Had the best guys in the world working for me.
Valentine, Andrew T.STG3Feb 15, 2000 – Feb 15, 2003CAArrived as a deck seaman for 9 months and from there crossed rated as a Sonar Tech. I received my ESWS during the 2002 Gulf Deployment.
Cook, MarkE4/DC3Feb 16, 2000 – Feb 16, 2002RepairThere was never a dull moment in the engineering dept. or berthing. Miss those days in japan
Rimbault, RobDC/ FN / SM/ BSFeb 27, 2000 – Mar 14, 2002All DivisionI learned a valuable lesson on board Cushing. The more you bust your a$$ The more work and responsibilities you are given. If some1 asks you to do something. tilt ur head slightly and open ur mouth. they'll ask sum1 else
Abshier, RobertSeaman recruitMar 2000 – Nov 2000Boatswain mate
Bertagnoli, NickE-5/DC2Mar 15, 2000 – Jun 17, 2003REPAIRWildest 3 1/2 years of my life an experience like none other.
Mitchell, ShaeGm2/ e-5Apr 2000 – Jun 2003CGSome of the best and worst of times
Mitchell, ShaeGM2May 2000 – Jul 2003cgThe gun crew was the best in the navy and I got the NAM to prove our guns were the best.
Stratford, ShawnSTG2May 2000 – Sep 4, 2004CAWhat a wild ride that was!
Pierre, WoodyLTMay 1, 2000 – Sep 1, 2002MEDICALone of my best tour in the military. onboard the Cushing, i had the opportunity to work with some of the smartest and supportive crew members in the fleet. 985 for ever!
Gonzalez, Miguel "Gonz"E-5/IT2May 6, 2000 – Jun 8, 2003OCGREAT SHIPMATES AND GOOD TIMES. BEST SHIP IN THE FLEET.
Brian, JeffreyBMCAug 2000 – Aug 2003OD01It was a tough 3 years onboard but it was also the most rewarding. Nothing beats a great ship and a tight crew. Thank you for all the memories.
Snodgrass, KellyEN2Aug 12, 2000 – Aug 12, 2003Engineering A-GangMan, its taken 5 years to even look at anything military related. I gotta admit there were some good times aboard that ship. EN3 Gates, Rimbault, Rice, Walker...... the Honch.
Riley, CarltonOS2Aug 21, 2000 – Aug 21, 2003OII've always said that the Cushing was the best ship in 7th Fleet. I miss the shipmates I've worked with and the Cushing proudly served on. I hope the Navy knows that their taken the best of the best out of the water.
Phillips, Drew (Phil-day)ITSNSep 8, 2000 – Sep 4, 2002OCHated every minute of my tour. Now that I am out and look back, I had some fun and made alot of great friends. Too bad a crappy Chief and a even worse LPO ruined the entire tour. Catch up with me at www.myspace.com/jphil1217
Feenstra, JoshuaCTTSA-CTT2Sep 20, 2000 – Nov 3, 2003OWFirst command in the Navy. There were a lot of good times had on this ship along with plenty that werent so good. Overall this tour shaped the Sailor that I ultimately have become. Buff I am sorry you hated it.
Yates, JeffTM2Oct 2000 – Sep 2003CAOH THE DIRTY DIRTY!!!! BEST SHIP.....BEST CREW....BEST FRIENDS....BEST TIME I HAD IN THE NAVY!!!! Hey 7th fleet square yourself away, stop running our boats into shit, go out have a drink and do your F! JOB!!
Albarado, AdamLTNov 11, 2000 – Oct 21, 2002MP/ACEWhat a challenge for a 1st tour. I learned what it is to be a Naval Officer on her. A very rewarding tour. We played hard and worked harder!!
Burns, Gerard "goodie"SM3Dec 20, 2000 – Jan 4, 2004the one the best commands i've ever been to had some goodtimes and some bad times but all and all met some really cool people and if i could i'd do all again on board the "Durty CUSH"
Monroe, RoefnDec 23, 2000 – Feb 5, 2004EngineeringMan she was my first ship, There were some hard times on her but the good times out weight them by great numbers. I met a ton of good people on this ship and I miss it. I miss yoko as well I really did have great fun.

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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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