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USS Fred T. Berry (DDE 858) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Fred T. Berry (DDE 858). 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 46 crew members registered for the USS Fred T. Berry (DDE 858).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1969 | – now

Mendicino, Clement (Clem)SEAMAN 1/CLASS1945 – 1946I was on the destroyer USS Hart which was ready to return to USA. I was trained as Sonar man. but worked in the Galley. When assigned to the Berry, they thought I was a cook, and made me their cook since they lost theirs that day.
Klautsch, RalphET2Jul 1947 – Dec 1947ElectronicsServed as a radar maintenance technician for about six months. As I recall we operated out of San Diego. I was discharged in December 1947
Seery, PaulRMSNOct 10, 1951 – Jun 20, 1955Operations..Radio Central Adm. Cassidy, 6th fleet, once referred to us as "The most f------d up ship in the U.S. Navy." That made us the proudest crew in the Mediterranean. True, kick ass, Tin Can Sailors. We were also the flag ship CortDesRon 6
Easley, David1952 – 1953My father, Dave Easley, was the navigator on the USS Fred T. Berry during the period 1952-1953. All of the information I have input pertains to him, although the email address is mine. He lives in Bonita, Calif.
Hilll, AlanFire Control Technician 2nd class1953 – 1955Fire ControlNewport RI was the home base while I was on the ship
Rana, Anthony "Tony"THIRD CLASS PETTY OFFICERMay 1953 – May 1956SI was the ship's Barber. I worked in the laundry and on the deck force. I was known as "Tony the Barber." Born Paterson,NJ - Now reside in Davie, Florida Would like to hear from shipmates.
O'Mara, DanielSK11954 – 1957S DIVISIONI came aboard the Berry in 57 after a year of shore duty with the drum & bugle corps at Bainbridge. My brother was also on the Berry when I came aboard and I became a Storekeeper striker. Loved it all.
Forkus Sr, Paulbt31955 – 1956engineering
Milo, FrankBoilerman Third Class1958 – 1962Engineering
Daniels, JohnRD-2Sep 1958 – May 1962OII served aboard the Berry with a great bunch of Shipmates. We had one of the most cohesive Radar gang in that period.
Avila, JosephRM2Oct 10, 1958 – Apr 15, 1962OPERATIONSI served aboard this tin can with J. Daniels and Teagle on this list. I was a radioman E3 when I came on board after attending RM school in Bainbridge, Maryland. Am looking for other radiomen, radarmen, signalmen.
Teagle, Edward (Ed)FT2Mar 1959 – Sep 1961FoxWorked on Main Battery Director, Secondary Gun Directors and the MK7 TDS system.
Gable, BillBT3Mar 3, 1959 – Feb 22, 1961EServed under BT1 Graves. Great Med Cruise....had a blast in Newport RI and Quincy MA. Shout out to Dick Farina.
Ifry, DrewSO2Jun 1960 – Jul 1963SonarGreat experience. Look back with fond memories.
Palmer, RobertFTG2Aug 1961 – Sep 1963Fox Divison
Rogers, James ErvinSM2Aug 2, 1961 – Sep 1964COMMUNICATION
Shanower, RichardIC3Jan 1962 – Sep 1964R
Parker, Charles Gerald ("Jerry")SKSN; AT VERY END OF DUTY BECAME SK-31963 – 1965Supply, after briefly having been on Deck ForceI worked under p.o. W. David Hickey's immediate supervision; was bassist & keyboardist of ship's volunteer r&b band, Berry Bobcats, with vocalist Tom "Cat" Collins (members preferring name "Berry Bopcats") & of g
Dixon, Billbt31965 – 1969boilerman 3 rd classI am doing great, came back ti louisville,ky when I left newport, r.i. hope all my shipmates are doing ok would love to hear from you.
Thomas, AlvinETN2Jan 1, 1965 – Jan 1, 1966OperationsVietnam cruise than transfered to USS Thomas Jefferson SSBN 618
Bottego, FrankIC3Feb 1965 – Oct 1967RHad a great time on board. Work with a great bunch of guys.
Wrynn, BarryEM3Apr 1965 – Sep 1965E Division
Wooley, WooleyETR3Apr 15, 1965 – Dec 8, 1966RadarWere there CG Cutter personnel, or US Marines, that came aboard our ship, while we were in the Vietnam territorial waters in 1966? Also need to know if any members of our ship went in country Vietnam, e.g. by whaleboat
La Penta, FrankSTG 3May 18, 1965 – Dec 21, 1967aswEnjoyed time aboard,especially West-Pac cruise in '66 Served Philadelphia Police SWAT Team-Security at QVC. Now reside The Villages,FL.
Silvia, PeterHT1Jul 1965 – Mar 1969
Flaherty, Thomas/texE3SeptSep 12, 1965 – May 22, 1966Base Personnellooking for clem eged
Blevins, DaleGMG 3Dec 1965 – Sep 1968GunneryI, came aboard in Dec 1965, made west pac, and later med cruise. Had some good times. I, will always remember my fellow gun mount 51 crew members. Tom Slattery, Leo Rey, Don Mumma, and Dave Rausch.
Gauche, ThomasSN [E-3]Dec 1965 – Dec 20, 1966Deck Force
Shuck, DavidSH3Jan 1966 – Oct 1966SupplyGreat World Cruise Jan-Aug. Great department: Bennett; Johnson; “Freddie”; Cruz; and more. Good friend Mike Torrence. SO Mr. Soifer. Great Skipper and XO. Great job as ship’s barber! Fantastic Easter weekend!
Worrell,, RichardDK3Aug 1966 – Mar 1968SupplyFirst came aboard at Newport, R.I., I was a SN right out of bootcamp,there were no bunks available. I had to stay at the "Navy Y". I got into Disbursing but I wanted RM. Made Gitmo cruise in '67. Got trans. to McCloy, DDE1038 in Boston. I
Keene, PaulBT3Sep 1966 – Jun 1970Forward Boiler RMCame from boot camp to Fred t in Newport RI did all 4 years and had a good time.
Balbach, GordonRM3Sep 1966 – Sep 1969Communications
Tolley, Harold (The Kid )Feb 15, 1967 – Jun 25, 1970boiler tender
Ludwig, RobertSaSep 26, 1967 – Mar 21, 1968engine roomI am A Minister now. Head Pastor for Sunsetministries Out of Nm. and enjoyed my time abord
Enyart, RobertFN1968 – 1970M
Skelly, JimFN/MM31968 – 1969A gang M DivisionTransfered from great Lakes A School after a 2 yeasar stint on the Canberra CAG-2, and made a Med cruise on her, transferred to Belknap DLG 26 in Norfolk. Got out in 71, in 74 became a Firefighter at NTC, Retired Lt. 01.
Barker, RichardDKSNJan 1968 – Jun 1970supplystarted out on the deck force but then transferred to disbursing about 6 mo. later. Trained under DK1 Cruise. Made two cruises to the Caribbean and a Med Cruise. Who can forget Capt. De Armond
Defazio, KenSeamanJul 10, 1968 – Apr 15, 1970Weapons and Deck forceCame on board as a deck hand and met the weapons yeoman who was getting out in a week. Ask me if I knew how to type and as I did, he put me in for the job. Had my own office and held the job until discharge.
Garabrandt, Ron ( Gabby )SNJul 12, 1968 – Jun 18, 1970SupplyCame on board and was a deck hand. They found out I was a barber, went in to supply Dept. Was the ships barber. Some times helped out in the laundry. At G. Q i was powder man on the rear guns, below deck. .
Lynn, Ron Or RonaldSM1969 – 1970DeckI was also part of the Fred t decommissioning crew in Norfolk, Virginia. Last cruse was to San Juan Pr.
Hegyi, BobE5 rm21969 –Communication
Abrams`, Jimbt2Mar 1969 – Oct 1970aft fire room2nd ship after the tatonic lcc 17 great bunch of guys
Warner, DennisMIDSHIPMAN 3CJun 12, 1969 – Aug 15, 1969MidshipmanSummer training cruise. Left Newport and were re-based at Norfolk. 7 weeks in Carib, war games, and the edge of Hurricane Carla!. Bunked next to the sonar cabinets forward and messed with the gunners.
Ackworth, John/ JackSNSep 1969 – Sep 15, 1970Weapons
Snavely, DavidEN3Sep 3, 1969 – Sep 1970DASHBerry reunions are every year # 27 comminng up in october at Va Beach. check Berry web site for information.
Barr, Bruce FSAOct 28, 1969 – Sep 15, 1970deckI was part of the "Fredy-T" decommissioning crew in Norfolk and Yorktowne. Missed all the great cruises. Last cruise was to San Juan, Pr., mid 1970.

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