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USS Harry W. Hill (DD 986) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Harry W. Hill (DD 986). 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 408 crew members registered for the USS Harry W. Hill (DD 986).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Knox, JimEM11977 – 1980Ebest command i served on the precomm crew was great first e-div crew was a great group of guys also kevin leary how are you buddy would like to hear from the old biker gang too very proud to be a plank owner
Knuuttila, Navy KnutEN2Oct 10, 1977 – Oct 28, 1981AUX-1I have a lot of great memories of fixing air conditioning for the ship. bigest event "making enough water " for the ship. needs enough steam pressure! Ed were are you? I still have my bike. KZ900LTD runs great dude
Jump, RexBM21978 – 1979Deck
Drake, Robin (Frances S.)PLANK-OWNER!1979 – 1999Harry Hill was my grandfather, and I'm very pleased to see all the positive comments about the ship. Decomm was a sad time for our family, also.
Cunningham, Robert (Bob)GSE11979 – 1981EngineeringSo THIS is where all the other Plank-Owners hang out! Remember GTG3 starting during the commissioning ceremony? I was on duty. Sticking a multimeter into the back of the EPCP... Never did THAT again.
Taylor, RogerRM21979 – 1983OCI have served with a lot of people and the best people and times were on the Hill. I drove the liberty bus from the ship to the Buffalo Bar and Grill. Where are all the Rim Munchers? RADIOMEN DO IT WITH HI-FREQUENCY.
Casey, ArthurEM31979 – 1982Was a great ship. Had a bunch of great guys. Shout out to all the Precom electricans.
Sibley, Redene11979 – 1982auxawsome crew best ever afloat
Lorenz, Vancegmg31979 – 1981weapons
Welter, MarcEW21979 – 1981CEMet ship in Pascagoula, MS. Came from SLQ-32 school at Corry Stn after riding the Kitty Hawk and Berkeley. Ran with BM2 Bonta and GM2 Ogg. Good Times. Thanks to those who supplied spaces for the floating poker game
Sasse, Ricky "Rick"Gm21979 – 1984?I'm actually Sasse's son, Nick. I created this in memory of my dad. Just trying to learn more about his navy days. I'm open to contact. Nick.sasse@aol.com
Coppin, RichardGSM11979 – 1985MPBest time I ever had even when I set Rotten Eddy on fire... I'll never forget you guy's.... Spunk Out... Teaching in Alaska now.
Townsend, GeorgeLt1979 – 1980NavigationThe HW Hill was the best ship I ever served upon. Great crew and a good ship! Too bad she was decommissioned and sunk before her time. I guess they don't make Destroyers like they used to. Best wishes to all her crew
Terry, Jim (Goldenboy)Tm21979 – 1983WeaponsKEITH SMITH AND ZIGGLER GIVE ME A CALL. (586)-563-5339
Wilder, J.d. WildmanSTG21979 – 1983SonarLentz or any STs say hey. Sorry to see the old girl gone. Viva Subic City
Schul, JohnET21979 – 1982CSFantastic precomm crew. Proud to be part of it. Lots of great memories.
Schwenke, LyleMS2Apr 9, 1979 – Mar 18, 1982sorry to see her gone was a real lady of the seas saw her hull number in pearl harbor movie. was a real good time through cannal and on west pac nothing better than a harry hill than a furry knole guys remember pi. t shirts
Wakefield, Jeff Aka JethroMS2Jun 13, 1979 – Jul 15, 1982SupplySorry to See the Old Girl is Gone, Lots of Great Times With Great Shipmate and an Outstanding CO. Memories of Shaft Alley, The Forward Sonar Tank, Locations Buddies Will Remember Why, LOL Australia, The PI and Cartehena
Heintz, EdGSM2Jul 1979 – Nov 1981MPOne of the greatest experiences of my entire life...great crew, great times, great memories...wish God's richest blessings to all my brothers...
Tracy, PatLTJul 1979 – May 1981MPWe didn't win the Battle E and the Red E for nothin'. Best crew, best ship, hardest work, most fun I ever had wearing a locomotive engineer's cap!
Flores, Roberto (Bob)SK1Jul 1979 – Mar 1981Supply Support DivisionMet the ship at the shipyard in Pascagula and had a great time going through the Panama Canal enroute to 32nd Street Naval Shipyard in San Diego (did 8 yrs USN and 30 Civil Service). Now live in Arlington, TX.
Leary, KevinEM2Jul 18, 1979 – Jul 28, 1982EWhere is Huller-Ipp-Casey, and Knox??? Who remembers "are you hanging around the electric shop?" or bailing Casey out of Panamanian Jail? How bout Stanley Kyger?? John Brown?
Powell, Alvin/bartGSM2 (SS)Jul 20, 1979 – Aug 6, 1982MPThis was one of the best commands I served on. The ship was a masterpiece! I have learned this by all of my subsiquent years in ship repair. The commissioning crew was they best I had the pleasure to sail with bar none. Far winds Ole Girl!
Wood, KevinPvtAug 1979 – May 1981don't remember
Domstead, KenBSM E-5Aug 1979 – Oct 1982Deck
Lutman, MichaelFTG3 - FTG1Aug 20, 1979 – May 26, 1983CSG1Pre-Comm through two WESTPACs. Chased Ivan everywhere! Best trained, highly proficient crew I've ever served with. Won party "P" for sustained excellence ashore! :)
Montoya, JerryDD 986Aug 21, 1979 – Apr 5, 19831stHow IS everybody doing that commisioned the USS Harry W.Hill?
Brown, DanDS3Aug 22, 1979 – Apr 4, 1981DPCPre Comm. Plank owner, The ditch twice, 1st RufTry, all with Hogan's Hero's ..Remember " 22 and bang-bang" Great time and sad she is down.... Hi to all the crew!! Great times and good people..
Pluth, JimGSE1Aug 29, 1979 – Mar 29, 1981MBest ship in my career. Remember Mr. 1F at the party in Subic and the trip to Jolo's! Lovin livin in SD now, and think of Give em Hell Harry every time I drive my boat near 32nd st. JJ lives around here somewhere. Hope to run into him
Gardner, Alan PET1Sep 1979 – Apr 4, 1982CSGreat ship, great crew, sorry to see she is gone.
Tagart, WilliamOS1Sep 1979 – Dec 1980OI Division
Quinn, PaulHT3Sep 1979 – Apr 1981R
Patchin, Gary profile iconET1Sep 1979 – Nov 1981CEWow! This was a lot of Years & a couple of Lifetimes ago. Here I had heard that She was Retired to Hawaii & could be seen in the remake of Tora-- but she's really at the bottom of the Ocean? Well so will I be someday ...
Luce, Charles (Dave)PN1 / NCCSep 1979 – Dec 1982NAVIGATIONGreat times. MACM Sherman was my sponsor when I made Chief. Met my wife when we went to Portland, Oregon in June 1982 for Rose Festival. Still happily married to her 33 years later. Fair winds & following seas to all.
Gardner, AlanET1Sep 4, 1979 – Apr 4, 1982CE
Robertson, Terrysk1Sep 15, 1979 – May 24, 1983supply s-1 the best command i was ever with in my twenty years in the u.s.navy.enjoyed working with each and everyone of you guy's
Shipp, Jeff (Skip)SH3Sep 25, 1979 – Nov 17, 1983SupplyTo all who remember me, What's up Fellas!!
Mercado, RafaelBM2Sep 29, 1979 – Jun 21, 19821stGood old times.Sorry to hear my ship was used as a target and sunk.That ship was top gun and i used to steer it. GIVE EM HELL HARRY!
Britney, TommyE-5Oct 1979 – Aug 1983Fisrt Deck Then R-DivMan we had some good times. the hill won everything when we had old jj Hogan. I would have done twenty if we could have kept that first crew.
Smith, KeithSTG1Oct 10, 1979 – Jul 10, 1983ca
Schap, DonET2Oct 24, 1979 – Apr 5, 1981R-4Not exactly the best time I ever had in the service
Reynolds, HowardSN/SK3Oct 28, 1979 – Jun 1, 1982Deck/SupplyWas the best Command I served in my 20 year in the Navy.
Miller, MarkQM2Nov 1979 – Apr 1981ONWe worked hard and played hard. I have lots of great memories of my time aboard the HWH. Philippines way better than Pascagoula, MS
De George, RobertEMNov 1979 – Feb 1982 hey kevin leary, sorry you forgot about me. im sorry i smoked so much pot then and i didnt do shit for the ship.. ive grew up fast when i got out..i remember knox and the boys. hated ippoliti. still do.. 503 740 8486
Clay, ShermanMACMNov 1979 – Jan 1982NavigationI've been comparing the names on this list with their pictures in the cruise book. I'll bet we have all changed! She was a good ship made that way by a great crew!
Lusso, Jayen2Nov 1979 – Apr 15, 1982a gangCommissioned the boat in pascagula left it in Hawaii at the end of her 1st west pac.
Maulden, RubinE4Nov 1, 1979 – Oct 31, 1985SH supplierI miss the good old days and the fun I had on this ship.
Dyer, ThomasQM2Nov 1, 1979 – Apr 1984ONUnderway! I think there were less than 5 Plank Owners left by the time I left! Many memories, some I'd rather forget! Great crew, great times! Always knew where we were at and where we needed to go.
Dewire, Michael profile iconOS1Nov 10, 1979 – Mar 31, 1981OIMy first time on board ship coming from the VP community as a grounded air crewman. Life abord ship actually turned out to be not that bad and I felt a lot of pride serving as watch supervisor in CIC.
Desantis, FrankYN2Nov 17, 1979 – Jan 10, 1981Ship's Office
Ogg, RobertGMG-2Nov 17, 1979 – Jun 20, 1981Weaponspackaged Sandwitches and RC Cola, who can forget that. The Comissioning crew ruled. Pascagula was a trip. Darken Ship meant time to rule the outer decks, Lench, Sasse, Tingvall, great guys. The forward berth card games rocked! Kruger ruled.
Ogg, BobGMG-2Nov 17, 1979 – Jun 20, 1981GunsNothing but RC Cola and McDonalds for the first month of Pre Com. Pascagula never knew what hit them until the crew of the Harry W Hill showed up. Spades in the bearthing compartment. Nothing but good times!!!
Ladd, DonaldSTG1Nov 17, 1979 – May 7, 1984CAOne of the best ships I was ever on.
Brown, DanDS3Nov 29, 1979 – Mar 12, 1981Combat SystemsGreat Memories
D'Alesandro, Erman L.GSEC(SW)Dec 29, 1979 – May 16, 1983EngineeringPre-Comm Crew was the best trained, most resourceful, partying crew in Naval History. Remember the BB&G?

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