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USS Deyo (DD 989) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Deyo (DD 989). 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 626 crew members registered for the USS Deyo (DD 989).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1996 | 1997 – 1999 | 2000 – 2001 | 2002 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Carey, JackEWC (SW)0000 – Dec 30, 1990OT
Alberta, JohnHT31924 – 1986repairSOME OF THE BEST TIMES OF MY LIFE
Bixby, CourtneyFTM2Dec 10, 1976 – Nov 14, 1982WeaponsGot to ship in MS just before sea trials. Shot the first Sea Sparrow missle from her deck in Gitmo. Had a great time with Phil, Batch and ease-dropping of the coast of El Salavador with the CTs. I KNOW Phil owes me a beer.
Esslinger, FredGMG21978 – 1982Plankowner Great memories. Gippi, remember
Wallace, JimLIEUTENANT1979 – 1981ASWPre-Comm to 1981. ASW Officer. Enjoyed the experience and the men I worked with. I have some commissioning memorabilia if anyone is interested.
Squire, VicEM21979 – 1983EPlankowner... Great memories serving on-board with alot of great men. Miss the old days...
Kagel, JohnEN11979 – 1981AUX.DIVHEY TO ALL OF YOU PLANKOWNERS AND CREW OF THE BEST DAMN SHIP THE NAVY EVER HAD. MISS THE CREW AND THE TIMES.
Miller, DarrelQM11979 – 1982navigationHad a good time but don't miss it.
Posner, Drew profile iconSTG21979 – May 1983CAGreat memories - a lot of laughs!!
Reeves, Charles profile iconFC2(SW)1979 – 1981CF
Forcier, DanaGSM1Jan 1979 – 1984EngineeringI was one of the privaledged to have served with a great crew on a great ship. Pre com, BB&G, Commisioning Panama canal, Suez canal, Indian ocean. Lots of great liberty ports. Hard work in engineering Love It!
Godbout, DenisSERGEANTJan 1, 1979 – Dec 31, 1983My brother Denis died in Feb of 2008 at the age of 47. He was a plank owner of the Deyo. If anyone remembers him and has memories and or photos to share, please write. God bless you all!!
Raymond, RalphETIJan 10, 1979 – Jan 10, 1982Communication and RadarHad a great time!
Wakefield, JimDS2Apr 18, 1979 – Jul 23, 1981CS
Wakefield, JimDS2May 8, 1979 – Jul 19, 1981Combat SystemsFirst Plank Owner to report for duty. I have a lot of good memories. De-Commissioning ceremony was a sad day!
Hafner, JoeET3Jun 1, 1979 – Jun 1, 1982CEHad a great time. cant believe its a coral reef now. to everyone live love and have a good life!
Yuille, JeffreyTM3Jun 28, 1979 – Sep 10, 1982Sonar
Florance, MarkSTG-2Aug 1979 – May 1981CAPlankowner
Elliott, JohnE3Aug 1979 – Jun 1983Engineering Had awsome time on board with all the crazy snipes David Ross,Barry Hemphill,Ens Mckeon and Lt Patton
Bailey, MickeyBM3Aug 1979 – Aug 1982First DivisionPlank Owner, I have alot of memories of the DEYO and its crew. Would like to hear from some of my ole buddies Randy,Corf,Rieb,Mike.
Fletter, TomAug 1, 1979 – May 6, 1981
Leonard, WilliamE4/EN3Aug 9, 1979 – Aug 9, 1982MER-2, SNIPE, GUNNERY, PLANK OWNER CRUSING ALONG THE SHORES EL SALAVADOR ON THE SHIP OR THE GUN BOATS I LIKE SHOOTING THE M-60 OR THE M-14 NOTHING LIKE CRACKING OF SOME ROUNDS AND THE INDIAN OCEAN I REMEMBER DUST FLOATING ON THE WATER LOL, HAD SOME GREAT TIMES ON THE DEYO
Colard, RonET1Sep 1979 – Mar 1982CEPlankowner. Lots of good times and lots of good memories for sure! We had a hell of a crew and CE Div was the best!
Berrier, RalphSKCSSep 1979 – Mar 31, 1983s1never hav i served with a finer crew, good shipmates, and the best goat locker in the navy. sorry to see her go. very good memories. god speed...
Brake, JohnE1Sep 1979 – 1982deckPlankowner and still have dreams about this boat. All good ones. bb&g and Thunders in Singing River (Pascagoula). Wonder if Ault or Jones remember me. Mr. Ryan, if you read this.... thanks.
McGinnis, GeronENS TO LTSep 1, 1979 – Jul 29, 1982Electrical Officer and Main Propulsion AssistantPlankowner. Part of pre-commissioning crew from Sept 79. Built at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula Mississippi. Made 3 long stops there. Electrical Officer then MPA in April1980. A fine ship. Enjoyed my shipmates.Tulsa
Ault, DaleBM1Sep 1, 1979 – Jul 1, 1982ODPlankowner. Outstanding Pre-Com Crew! Cox, Arthur, Jones, Schlecht, Southerland!! Great times in Charleston and on deployments!!
Poorman, DaveOS3Oct 1979 – Oct 1980OIA plankowner. Did the precomm detail in Norfolk in fall of 79, then Pascagoula January of 1980. Great times at the BB&G not to mention Whoppa To Ya parties. Anybody remember pushing the bus every morning to jump start it? Charleston was awesome.
Pyfrin, BradSTG1(SW)Oct 1979 – Feb 1982CAPlankowner. Enjoyed being aboard her. Commissioning was awesome. Attended decommissionng as I promised myself I would. A sad day, but it was good to see her again.
Batchelor, KenFTG1Oct 1979 – Jan 3, 1984CFPlankowner-Great Ship & Great Crew-the BB&G, the ASU in Bahrain, the beer barge, Naples, Palma, Suez & Panama. Willie Nelson "On The Road Again" and one very early reveille in Gitmo. "From Ocean to Ocean, Deyo was in constant mo
Williams, BullHTCOct 1979 – Aug 1983RHello all I had a lot of good commands, but Deyo was always special. Hope to here from you all
Muffett, Ronsksr to sk2Oct 1, 1979 – Sep 1, 1982supplyi was 18, wow...long time ago, retired as a sk1 in 99 my how time flies. had a great time on the deyo...nice guys
Reichenbach, JerryOS2(SW)Nov 1979 – Apr 1985OIPlankowner, brought tears to my eyes to see her go. Met the best guys in the world on her, and still talk about you all to this day! Wayne knows it, he was my best man at my wedding in June. Oh those all night poker games in the Persian Gulf!
Allison, ScottDS2Nov 1979 – Jun 1981CEPlankowner! Did Pre-Com in Norfolk & Pascagoula. CD Divisions Terminal Tech, and Supply PO! Lot's of names that bring back great memories! Wish I had known about the decommissioning - would have been there!
Ciarrocca, MichaelMR2Nov 1979 – Jun 1982RIt's really great to see so many plankowners and good guys again. Remember getting greased in Eng berthing? Some more than once. I think of you guys a lot.
Ayers, Jonathanrm3Nov 1979 – May 1981comm
Fields, MatthewsrNov 1, 1979 – May 1, 1980deckI WAS ON THE COMMISSION CREW STRAIGHT OUT OF SEAMAN SCHOOL FM BOOT. IN MISSISSIPPI ALWAYS PARTYING HARD WITH THE BUFFARILLA'S DOWN AT THE HOTEL WERE THE THE CREW STAYED .I SWAPED WITH A SAILOR ON THE INGERSOLL .
Corfey, LarryBM2Nov 1, 1979 – Jul 1, 1983DeckOriginal Plank owner and proud of it, gave the Navy 24 years of my life and it was great.
McKeon, Smoking Joe GunsLTJGNov 2, 1979 – Jun 1, 1982A-gang and GunneryI think of you guys often, thanks for the memories. I learned how to "suck up the pain, and get the job done" on the USS Deyo. Sorry we are not young and back onboard again. God bless you all, see you on the other side of life.
Perez, DavidSTG2Nov 15, 1979 – Aug 20, 1981Hope to hear from you guys soon!!
De Looze, LarryGSCS(SW)Dec 1979 – Nov 1985MJust saw this news (decommissioning for the 1st time-brought a lump to my throat! Was the LAST plankowner to leave the Deyo, was my first ship and the finest command I ever had the pleasure to serve aboard!!!
Patterson, SamFNDec 1979 – Aug 1981Started in Aux Left while in Repair5/23/05 Just found out she was decomn. Truly sorry Lots of good memerories. Would like to hear from my first D.O. McGinnis
Glover, TerryQM3Dec 10, 1979 – Sep 20, 1982NavigationPlankowner. I turned 21 in the Persian Gulf in 1981 and had some of the best times in my life. Outstanding crew and people and made a lot of lifelong friends.
Barrett, Norman R.OS2{ESW}Dec 14, 1979 – Mar 3, 1983Operations
Quinn, NedGSM1 (SW)Dec 17, 1979 – Oct 26, 1982MI was at the commissioning and decom. We worked hard and played hard. Goula, BB&G, Rosie Roads, Earner the Burner, St. Croix, Jittery Prop. Lifelong friends, memories and lessons. Thanks.
Buffington, GaryTM2Dec 28, 1979 – Jun 30, 1981Plank owner, went and took my daughters to see the Deyo in norfolk 6 years ago had a ball, sorry I never went on a cruise with her got out just before the first Med cruise. I did not know the Deyo was decommissioned. Anybody seen Denis Godbout?

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