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USS Callaghan (DDG 994) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Callaghan (DDG 994). 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 350 crew members registered for the USS Callaghan (DDG 994).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1988 | 1989 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Torres, Pete (Texas Pete)DK30000 – Sep 15, 1991SupplyGreat ship, great group of guys. West Pac/Dry Doc (Long Beach) Looking for old buddies, Dan (from El Paso), Joe Amado, Dave Myers, Sean Kennedy, Marc Doss.
Reveley, RichardE-3Jun 18, 1978 – Sep 21, 1980stricker-bmBeen 28 years since I first saw her being put together @ Ingalls in passcugula Mississippi had a very gooood time on her as a plankowner!! shakedown cruise still going on, enlisted @17 san diego ca, december 22 unt 001,
Digges, Paul (Digger)GSM21980 – 1982MPPlankowner, Canal 3 times,BB&G then Wild Bills then Thunders...The hangovers!! Good times!
Peralta, DarrylLtjg1980 – 1983CEI am a plankowner and was the ship's first ERO. I had the DS, ET, and EW gangs. Interestingly, Cdr Hood, Lcdr Foley, and Lt. Hamilton all made flag rank. I left the ship in the PI during her first Westpac.
Dews, JesseQmsn1980 – Sep 24, 1982navigationGreat memories
Tiefenauer, RichardHT21980 – 1983Hull Tech'sPlankowner and proud caretaker of the sewage plants. Never missed a flush! Two of us Me and "Lou" kept all the 0's on their toes, if you were there you know what I mean. Tribute to Mr. Robert E. Lee, he survived!
Gross, Davidseamen Gross1980 – 1980deck
Munson, RichGSM11980 – 1983MPMany fond memories of my shipmates, we were the best! Great ship and crew.
Johnston, KevinGSM21980 – 1983MP
Todd, Glen (Hot Toddy)STG3Feb 1980 – Nov 1983CSStill regret not getting to Australia on that 1st WestPac. Rang off underway as "Hot Toddy PLANKOWNER Departing"! Helo ride to remember. Triumph R3T IBA rider...2100 miles to Sturgis SD every other year since 2011.
Zeliff, DougSM2Feb 11, 1980 – Mar 27, 1983OPSPLANK OWNER, GREAT SHIP AND CREW, TO ALL WHO KNEW LARRY PITTS(RADIOMEN), HE PASSES AWAY A FEW YEARS BACK. HE BECAME MY BROTHER IN LAW.
Barber, ChrisOSSNFeb 13, 1980 – Mar 12, 1982Plank Owner
Copsey, PaulGSCSMar 1980 – Oct 1986MPGreat bunch of people. Would enjoy getting together with any of you for a chat. I hope Taiwan is taking care of our baby. LCDR Simpson...RIP Paul PS: Has anyone seen "Traveling Mac" ?
Gross, DavidE-3Apr 1980 – 1982deck divI was a plank owner
Stevens, Ben profile iconGSM1Sep 1980 – Apr 1985MP DivisionCommissioned the great ship Callaghan!
Hinchman, PaulDS2/1/CSep 5, 1980 – Feb 12, 1984CEStarted with the Callaghan Pre-Com unit, made first WESTPAC. After 22 years, really miss that ship and all the crew -
Brown, WilliamRM2Oct 1980 – Dec 1984CommunicationsAs Section Supvr & Training PO, took pride in ship & fellow sailors in Radio Shack. Short-staffed meant long hours & no sleep, but gratifying to watch men learn & grow in their skills as radiomen. Brownie - Plankowner
Peoples, CharlesYN3 Charles B Peoples Oct 1, 1980 – Dec 1, 1980AdminI got hurt and left the Navy (Honorably Discharged) before I got a chance to go to sea. I'm still glad that I was stationed on the USS Callaghan (DDG-994). All I can do is think of how much fun I would have had.
Gilman, JjMSSR/MS2Dec 16, 1980 – Aug 16, 1984S2Greetings to all my past shipmates, I finally retired after 22 great years of service. Many fond memories of my first ship in the navy (Callaghan). Check out my web page http://members.tripod.com/jjgnjax/
King, Steven B.E1Dec 16, 1980 – Dec 16, 1983DECK / SIGNALMANPLANKOWNER, WORKED ON DECK, TRANSFERRED TO SIGNALMAN, SHIP YARD AT PASCAGOULA MISSISSIPPI, PANAMA CANAL, COLUMBIA, HAWAII, WESTPAC IN 1983. GOOD TIMES IN SAN DIEGO AND MISSISSIPPI, LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF MY SHIPMATES.
Bono, JohnGSE11981 – 1985MPPlankowner
Cole, BillyBM1981 – 19821st
Kidney, CraigEN21981 – 1982A GangAnyone know wherabouts of John Hanson and Dan Clark?
Jordan, StevenBM31981 – 1983Deck
Wages, JohnIC31981 – 1984EPlank Owner and first command after A and C schools, pre-commission through the First West Pack, good crew and Great Times
Whitman, MarkFTM3Jan 1, 1981 – Dec 31, 1985CMOutstanding times!!!!!! Best ship I ever served on!
Layne, BrandonFTM3-2-1Jan 1, 1981 – Jun 7, 1985CMWould definitely ride that experience again! Plankowner. Shellback.
Dalle, KenRM3Jan 1, 1981 – Jan 1, 1985OCPlankowner. My first ship. Had a great time and made lots of friends on board. Start out as deck seaman and strike for Radioman. I learn a lot from everyone on board. Lots of good memories.
Van Horn, JimSTG1Feb 1981 – Oct 1983CAGreat ship great people, would like to hear from some of them.
McLemore, TomDS2Mar 1, 1981 – Nov 15, 1984CEGreat memories of first westpac and fleet week in SF. Pascagula is hard to forget. Would like to connect with some of my old shipmates: Hinchman,Keener,Greenburg,White,Hurley, any of the original crew.
Gray, LannieBM3Mar 30, 1981 – Mar 10, 1984DeckI was a Plank owner on this boat took her through shakedown, sea trials ref tray and commisioning.3 times through the canal, ran over a mooring bouy, backed over a towing hauser, blew a radio controled towing drone out of the water.
Greathouse, DonRM2Apr 1981 – Apr 1983SC2Plankowner. Panama Canal three times; Pascagoula, MS; Reenlisted on the Arizona Memorial. Still talk about some of my shipmates: PPP, Brownie, RMC Burch. Many excellent memories.
San Angelo, JohnE4 BMApr 1981 – Dec 1983Deck
Ward, George (Ron)GMM2Apr 9, 1981 – Oct 21, 1982Combat MissileGreat ship, Great crew,I miss my shipmates and ship. I was fortunate to be on the commissioning crew.The shakedown and CSQUAT were two of my favorite memories.The ship was incredible!The missle shoots,phalynx,5"54.
Strange, JefferyGMM2Apr 9, 1981 – Jul 9, 1982cmPlank owner,awesome experience with an awesome bunch of guys crossed the ditch 3 times.we beat the panamnaians fastpitch softball team we are looking for mike gay and others.never forget the Columbia port of call
Rogers, LarryTm3Apr 12, 1981 – Nov 16, 1983WeaponsAs a plank owner , I am disappointed to hear she was transferred to the gov. Of Taiwan . I have many great memories and a lot of pictures from her maiden west PAC . Had a blast in Pascagoula ms. BB&G.
Masterson, JimFTM2/1May 1981 – Dec 29, 1983CMPlankOwner. Made the first WesPac, 6/83 - 12/83 Group included the New Jersey BB-62 and got out upon returning. Never got the cruise book. Does anyone have any pics from it. JimMasterson@Hotmail.com
Proulx, StephenQM2May 1981 – Feb 14, 1984
Best, PatrickBM3May 1981 – Dec 1984Deck
Clinkenbeard, Mark.BM3May 1981 – Jan 27, 1985ODPlankowner with the best original crew the USN ever had on a ship. Beef, biker Best, Bosn mate 1st class Hepburn "Heave around", Jarvis, Hicks, my good friend Kenny Dalle, and many more I think of at times..GOOD TIMES!!
Tobey, JohnSTG1May 1981 – Dec 9, 1985CAPlankowner. Great ship and shipmates, great time!
Rose, JeffFTM2May 1, 1981 – Sep 3, 1983Fire Control TechsPlank Owner, Had a lot of good times Panama Canal, Left the ship when we were in Japan. Worked on the 48C radar system. I see it was moved from the middle of the the two masts. The Captain was always in my radar room complaining about the video.
Norris, TimothySTG1 (SW)May 5, 1981 – Jun 1983CAPlankowner, Served with some good sailors, would like to make contact with some of them again.
Dunks, Robert (Bob)GMG1/GMGCMay 8, 1981 – Jun 25, 1984CGPlankowner..One of the best ships I ever served on. Great crew.
De Santiago, JuanYNSNMay 20, 1981 – May 20, 1985SHIPS OFFICEIM LOOKING FOR BRIAN LYNCH DKSN
Burch, KennyQM@Jun 1981 – Aug 1983Nav
Sheperd, ScottBM3Jun 1981 – Dec 1984DeckHad the opportunity to meet lots of great people...you know who you are! We had a lot of good times...never forget'm!
Bernhardt, DavidE6Jun 1981 – Jun 6, 1984WeaponsOne of the best commands to serve on.
Alesna, Leonard/pineappleE-3/FNJun 1, 1981 – Dec 31, 1983MPSure had a blast, had alot of fun with us plank owners especially the horrors of becoming a shellback.
Briones, RonE-4Jun 4, 1981 – Jan 5, 1984S-3
Hammond, SteveSEAMANJun 19, 1981 – Jan 27, 1984o.dhad alot of good times on board the callaghan, even with all the work hahah any one who knew me send me a reply would love to get a hold of you take care steve a.k.a. beef haha
Renshaw, WaltOS2Jul 1981 – Jul 1985OI
Young, AlanE-4Jul 6, 1981 – Jan 25, 1985DeckI Turned 21 the day I walked on board, I was 25 when I left. I still have all my pictures of my shipmates. There was a lot of good that came with the tour. I just wish I was older, I would have appreciated it more.
Matters, RichardBM1Jul 10, 1981 – Jan 30, 1986DECK DEPTGREAT SHIP GREAT COMMAND PLANKOWNER WILL MISS MY BEST FRIEND HEPBURN A LONG TIME SHIPMATE FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS SHIPMATE.
Pappas, PaulRM3Jul 25, 1981 – Sep 3, 1983OCPLANK OWNER. GREAT CREW AND FUN SHIP. I LEFT WHEN KAL OPS STARTED. Don Greathouse, brownie, pitts, Ed Duncan, RMC Burch, smitty bust em off in radio almost killed us all.too many shipmates to remember but never forgotten. retired 2002.
Higgins, WilliamFTG3, 2 AND 1Aug 1981 – Sep 1989CG
Knowlton, TimFTM2 - FC1Aug 1981 – Feb 1984CMHope all u fellow plank-owners are doing well in our approaching dotage. Very fond and some rather bizarre memories, e.g. BB&G, mooning Soviets KAL007, Subic, flag into SF bay, etc.. Might still have an '83 cruise book.
Ussery, DonFC1Aug 1, 1981 – Dec 31, 1985CGPlankowner - never have had good friends like I had on the Callaghan and in the Navy. Wish you all the best.
Kolakowski, RichardRadioman Second ClassAug 1, 1981 – Dec 1983OCStarted out as a Deck SN, then transfered to OC Radio Dept. That was the best decission I ever made. RM2 Smith was my friend and buddy we had some great times. RM2 Pitts was a hoot also. RM3 Handyside was a TTY Repairman
Schmidt, JohnGSE2Aug 29, 1981 – Aug 5, 1985Main PropulsionPlankowner. I served with the very best people on the very best ship. BZ to the crew
Burch, WarrenRMCAug 29, 1981 –OCPart of commissioning crew, at Pascagoula, MS.. Brought ship through Panama Canal to San Diego. Really good gang in radio. lots of good memories. Not so with some of the officers..First to retire onboard..
Fritz, MichaelBM2Aug 29, 1981 –DeckA proud Boatswain Mate for ever and Blank owner
Scofield, Michael (Mike) profile iconGMM2Sep 1981 – Apr 1984CMGreetings to all of my old shipmates. I hope that life has been good to all of you. A great ship and an awesome crew. I have many good memories from my time on the Callaghan. Westpac 83, KAL007, wish I had a Cruse book
Poth Sr, CharlesRM3Oct 13, 1981 – Oct 12, 1985OPERATIONShe was a great ship, and i had alot of fun. I made 2 westpac while i was there.
Stacruz, Jose/ "crazy Joe"SHSR - SH2Oct 15, 1981 – Oct 5, 1986S-3The best ship and crew to serve with my whole navy career. I miss all the "gili-gili". Anybody knows where Mike Timmons, "D Bargabos, etc. .... from Supply in 81-86???
Barnes, WilliamE^Dec 1981 – Dec 1983FTG

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