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USS Kidd (DDG 993) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Kidd (DDG 993). 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 440 crew members registered for the USS Kidd (DDG 993).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Skinner, Rick "Rotor"AECS(AW)0000 –Served aboard with the HSL 34 Helo Detachment.
Schmitz, JeffGM2 (SW)Mar 17, 1971 – Sep 5, 1995CGMk 26 GMLS gunner
Dykema, ScottGSE1(SW)1979 – 1985Main PropulsionBenidorm Rocked!
Chisum, Walter Chisum "wally"SH21979 – 1982S-3 Ship's Store, Laundry, & Vending MachinesPlankower of USS Kidd DDG 993 Ship's Barber Ship's Store Operator
Kholer, HarryET21979 – Dec 1982CS/CEPlankowner - Finest ship and Finest Crew I ever served with during my 12 years in the Navy!
Dykema, ScottGSE1(SW)1980 – 1985MPBest times of my life!
Gendron, BobFTG21980 – Jul 1984Combat SystemsJust wondering how everyones made out all these years later? Plankowner
Endert, RichOSSA -0S21980 – 1985PreCom to Christmas of 85. Best times of my life. Best friends. Best ship. If only life could be so simple. Still in contact with Lace, Morrison and Maxx
Anderson, PaulFCCS1980 – Feb 1986CF
Lint, JamesGMM31980 – 1983CGplankowner. would love to hear from some of my old shipmates
Giraldo, PeteOS31980 – 1983OPS/OISome of the best times!
Peterson, BarryGMC(SW)1980 – 1983CGThe best command of my career.
Peterson, Barrygmgc1980 – 1983CGThe best command of my entire career. Would be great to have a reunion of the plankowners and early crew members
Alan, JohnstonDS21980 – 1984CEPlankowner
Haynie, BarryENS-LTJan 1980 – Jan 1984E and MPPlankowner
Odom, MichaelSTG-1Apr 1980 – Apr 1983Combat SystemsPlankowner
Arcibal, ArchiePN2Apr 20, 1980 – Nov 15, 1981PERSONNELPLANKOWNER
Mark, BennettHM2May 1, 1980 – Jan 1, 1982Assigned to the KIDD during pre-com in Norfolk. Left ship about 9 months after commissioning.
Linse, FrankGSCSJun 1980 – Aug 1984MP
Gilbert Sr., Gary (Bert)GSE1(SW)Jun 7, 1980 – Jun 5, 1983MPPlankowner. I'll give my piece of the plank back to anyone who wants it! This ship was an absolute HORROR! My time on the "WAR MACHINE" still haunts me after nearly 25 years! Chris Fields, if you're out there would like to hear from yo
Drost, JohnHT 2Jul 1980 – Feb 1982Rhad a good time and made some good friends.
Drost, JohnHT2Jul 1980 – Feb 16, 1985R
Stierman, BretEM2Aug 1980 – Jan 1982Plankowner
Farley, DanielET1 (SW)Aug 1980 – Mar 1983Combat SystemsPlank Owner
Stierman, BretEM2Aug 1980 – Jan 1982EPlank Owner
Straub, Roger, Sleepin DeaconHT2Aug 1, 1980 – Feb 9, 1982"R"PRECOM NUC#1 Crew 'PLANKOWNER', a 6 month party,WHEW! Living in the mountains of Virginia. I hope to hear from my shipmates.
Kloepfer, DaveRM-2Aug 4, 1980 – Jul 21, 1982Just wandered what ever happened to the ship and the crew, I seen it was sold to taiwan that's a shock, about like the shock test I went through when it was commissioned, any friends out there around this time.
Murphy, JamesOS1Aug 15, 1980 – Jun 15, 1982OIPlankowner. Looking for plankowners from OI division
Boyette, Lonnie profile iconBM2 (SW) SARSep 4, 1980 – Sep 4, 19841stIt was an honour serving with the original plankowner crew in the early 80's. I hope the next crew maintained the Altantic Fleet knot tying championship as we did for three years. thanks to BM1 Prince and BM2 Visingard
Neely, RoyEN2(SW)Sep 11, 1980 – Sep 15, 1984MP Plankowner Best ship i ever had the honor to serve on. outstanding crew, Great shipmates.
Lane, Randel (Randy)GSM1Oct 24, 1980 – Oct 23, 1983MPI think we had the best watch shift ever. 1200 to 0400 underway.I probably should have re-enlisted(20-20 hindsight). The Kidd was a good ship with a pro crew. I often think of my ex shipmates how they're doing.Fair winds to all !!
Bunten, GregYN2Nov 1980 – Jun 1984ADMINPlankowner started out in Deck and transferred to Admin Great crew.
Dunshie, ChrisEMFNNov 1980 – Jun 1982E Div
Pennington, Gary PenningtonOS1 (SW)Nov 1980 – Nov 1984OIGreat Ship,Great Crew, The best OI Divison that I happen to work,live and hang out with after work. Had some fun times
Parker, Ron (Moose)HT3Dec 14, 1980 – Sep 23, 1983REPAIRPLANK OWNER FIRST ON THE BROW AT COMMISIONING ON THE FOWARD BROW
Zimmerman, PaulOS11981 – 1986OIGreat group of guys. Traveled to some awesome places.
Daniel Bratcher, DanielFN1981 – 1982EI was Precom Crew and I went to IC A school not to return to the the ship. I stayed in the Navy for 12 years and got out as an IC1. I am in the Navy Reserves. I work at Ford as an Electrician in Louisville, Ky.
Farnum, RickTM31981 – 1983combat systemsplankowner
Roe, RussLT(jg)1981 – Mar 1983S-3/S-4
Fagg, Steve (Count)ossr-os3-ossa1981 – 1986OII never figured you for a lifer Wolf. Anyone in touch with da Boiga's? Hey Max, you ever find that HT punch? Oh, somebody go to the crew's rec and wake up mushmouth Mitchell. He made for a handy ash tray though.
John, HutzelEN-21981 – Jun 5, 1983AMarried four grown kids and I miss you guys we had a lot of fun back in the day would like to here from some of you
Sportelli, Tony Aka SportTM-31981 – 1984combat systemshey, to all who served with me at that time. was ever a time when you looked at a vehicle that had SPORT written on it and you thought of me, just wondering. any way life has been great with the Lord on my side. GodBless
Nist, Chuck profile iconSTG2-STG1Jan 1981 – Nov 1981CAPlankowner. TAD to Radford DD968 early...didn't want to wait in Norfolk for a year. "Ayatollah" class. I hear we had to remove prayers racks from berthing and that they had an actual goat pen in helo hangar. Never saw either. Fair winds...
Evans, Gene profile iconDS2Jan 1981 – Feb 1983CE Combat SystemsPlankowner
Fordyce, DanRM2Jan 1981 – Oct 7, 1983CommunicationNil Sine Magno Labore - for all of us pre-comm members there are no truer words. And in radio central we had to do liberty calls with the knowledge we’d be back on duty upon reporting back onboard as radio didn’t quit.
Williams, Lynn /boatswain WiseBM2Jan 4, 1981 – Dec 8, 1982FIRSTI WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO/SEE SOME OLD SHIPMATES THOSE WAS SOME GREAT TIMES WITH ALL THE PLANKOWNERS.
Morrison, SteveBM3Jan 15, 1981 – Jul 23, 1984FirstKidd Plankowner. Interested in getting together with all my old friends. A Plankowner reunion maybe?
Cash, MichaelFTG1Feb 1981 – May 1985COMBAT SYSTEMSPLANKOWNER WENT FROM PO3 TO PO1
Sarmiento, CarlosSTG-2Feb 1981 – Sep 1984SonarPlankowner. It was while serving on the KIDD in 1981 that Roy Schippman told me about the Lord. I surrendered my life to Christ and as a result have been in fulltime ministry since 1986.
Nichols, Lawrence "nick"PO1Mar 1981 – Apr 1986CFWhat a ship..just saying howdy to old shipmates drop me a line.
Cardona, NelsonSNMar 1981 – Sep 19, 19841STI'm retired now and I'll tell you it was my best memories. Struck out of deck and become a Radioman. The North Atlantic cruise was hectic, but pulling into Germany, Sweden and Denmark was worth it!
Caggeso, MikeFTG2Mar 1981 – May 1985Combat SystemsPlank Owner - worked on the CIWS. The crew I knew was great. Always remembered the commissioning party - all the champagne you could drink and all the shrimp you could eat. Other than that I have to agree with Gary Gilbert's comments
Leichty, LaceOS3Mar 1981 – Aug 27, 1983OIAh, to be young again. Great times with great friends. GOD BLESS...
Irvine, Michael D.OS2 (SW)Mar 1, 1981 – Jun 30, 1985OIBest time of my entire career. Best buddies with then OS2(SW)Ronald L. Jones and OS2 Harold Randolph, two truely great guys. Second tour with OSC (SW) John Guillott
Irvine, MichaelOSCMar 1, 1981 – Jul 15, 1985OI
Johnston, RichardGMM2Apr 1981 –CGPlankowner Great time I was young looking for FG2 George Burns
Mitchell, Steve/ "mitch"BM2Apr 1, 1981 – Sep 8, 1984Plankowner, I think of those years on occasion. Some of the best times of my life. Even though I didn't think so at the time. Making the decision to only do 4 years was not easy. It would be great to see some of the other plankowners.
Bird, AlanEN 2May 28, 1981 – Oct 10, 1984aplankowner
Shifflett, JohnGMG2Jun 1981 – 1983Combat Systems/ CGPlankowner.
Ritter, CurtisOS2Jul 27, 1981 – Jun 5, 1985OILooking for RM3 Andrew Tappassi (not sure of the spelling) I learned a lot and matured a lot on board the KIDD and miss the fun times we had .
Hazen, MichaelOS1 (SW)Dec 1981 – Jul 1985OIMy First command and I still keep in contact with numerous shipmates.
Martz, VictorFC2Dec 1981 – 1984WeaponsGreat crew. Lot's of great memories. Too many liberty port sea stories to last a lifetime!

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