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USS Lawrence (DDG 4) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Lawrence (DDG 4). 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 389 crew members registered for the USS Lawrence (DDG 4).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1963 | 1964 – 1968 | 1969 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1978 | 1979 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Sronce, JohnFTG21964 – Aug 1967Gunnery Fire Control
Taylor, KennethRM-31964 – 1967Contact me regarding engine and boiler problems enroute to Med cruise
Jones, BobRDSNFeb 1964 – Feb 1965OIGreat memories. She was not worn out when I served on her. When at sea we were surrounded by old FRAM I and FRAM II DDs and the Lawrence looked proud on the water. I left her while in dry dock after the '64 Med cruise. I doubt any would rememb
Raines, RogerMM2Mar 1964 – Apr 1967MAfter Engine Room
Garrett, WilliamETR3Mar 1964 – Aug 1964R4departed in France
Garshwiler, KentSTG-2Apr 1, 1964 – Oct 1, 1966weaponsFirst time finding this site. I remember the time the boilers blew in the Med. We almost got creamed by the carrier behind us.(Can't remember) I remember the biggest storm we went through in the Med, that where we sprung the expansion joints in th
Smith, George T.RD3Jun 9, 1964 – Aug 23, 1966CIC
Brewer, Thomas AvantSNSep 1964 – Mar 1965FTG 3Drydock in Portsmouth Went to FT "A" School then to the Kenneth D. Bailey DDR-713 Played basketball on the "team" in 1964-65
Costello, BillEM 31965 – 1968E
Fleissner, EdETN3Mar 4, 1965 – Jul 10, 1968OperationsEnjoyed a great experience on a great ship with a hard working fun crew.
Pisarcik, AndyETR3May 1965 – Aug 1967OperationsHid in radar 1
Carlton, EdSNOct 1965 – Aug 1966FTGOut at sea - Best place in the world!
Price, BobFTM3Dec 27, 1965 – Aug 5, 1968Fox1 North Atlantic,2 Med cruises. They were some good times. Only bad memory was in Dec. 66 I was one of two ships' swimmers who picked 6 bodies out of water from sunken ferry of the Greek islands.Overall, great ship,shipmates and memories.
Roeyer, MarkPN31966 – 1967Trying to contact a shipmate, <b>Terry Zerwick</b>, originally from Silver Spring, MD, who also was a PN3 aboard the LAWRENCE.
Luce, BillETN 21966 – 1969OE
Amstutz, TomRM31966 – 1969what a great time on board this great ship.does anyone know where crazy fincher rmsn is?
Elshaw, RonFTG-31966 – Jul 22, 1968Weapons
Robinson, JohnRD21966 – 1968OI
Christ, PeterSTSNJan 1966 – Nov 1967WeaponsLooking to contact anyone that served with me.
Schmid, BobETN-2Feb 1966 – Mar 10, 1969operationsReading some of the comments, I guess I was lucky to have served when she was "new". Great ship and a greater crew. The second photo is in Malta about 1967 or 1968-I posted it to another Lawrence site.
Stuart, Jerrysm2Feb 14, 1966 – May 23, 1969operationsi wouldn't take a million dollars for the experiences i had while in the navy... i wouldn't give a nickle to do them again.. anybody know how to contact charles smith from philly hey lester tried to message u.
Natale, FrankBM SNApr 1, 1966 – Nov 8, 1968FirstSomeone who may know me please get contact with me.
Aho, DaveSTG3Jun 1966 – Jul 1967UProud to have served on the "Proud Star" . . .
Drouillard, Thomas (Tom)BT4Jun 1966 – Feb 28, 1970Engineering Bravo 1Joined up just in time to make the Sweden Cruise-3 Med cruises and about 6-7 Carib cruises. Spent all my time in Boiler Rm 1. Had some good times and had bad times aboard the "Leaping Larry" Painted Fat Rat in Main C.
Smith, Charles Wayne (Smitty)SM2Jun 1966 – Feb 1970OC
Robinson, JohnRD2Jun 6, 1966 – Jun 10, 1968OISchuster.....Where are you? Ohio?
Robinson, JohnnyRD 2Jul 1, 1966 – May 1, 1968OI
Smith, Michael(mike)(smitty)SEAMNAN E3Sep 1966 – Sep 1968
Kauffman, Lester (Les)SMSN1967 – 1968
Torgerson, Ronald L (Ron)DDG 4Jan 9, 1967 – Aug 24, 1969RI was sad to here the ship was scrap metal. Had good friends aboard this ship in the IC gang. Hope they are all doing well.
Shuster, Gary.....bublegumRD3Jan 18, 1967 – Jun 10, 1969operationsWhere the hell is Jonny Robinson, Darrel Proctor and Homeyard?
Mattair, EarlFTM 3Feb 16, 1967 – Oct 7, 1969FOXA good experence with a lot of very good people . I'am proud to be a part of the history of the DDG 4 .
Greenfield, Larry G.FTM2Mar 10, 1967 – Mar 20, 1972FOXI had the priviledge of serving on a ship of good and brave americans. We were willing to do what was necessary for our country and each other. These years on the Lawrence were the ones that influenced my life the most.
Guy, JosephSHL3Oct 1967 – Jun 1971SupplyThis was my only duty assignment while in the navy. I was sadend greatly to hear of her decomissioning and being sent for scrap
Cenizal, CarlosE-3 TNNov 15, 1967 – Jun 24, 1969This was my first ship and I was assigned Captain Steward under Commander Frudden.
Nance, RussellSM21968 – 1970OC
Farrell, PaulRD21968 – 1972OI
Hill, Dan (Zit)RD3May 17, 1968 – Aug 13, 1971OIMy knees strill hurt from the football games, especially the one in San Juan. Malta & Trieste, Italy were my favorite ports. Paul, don't forget Fat Cat John Summers & his OOZOE & card shark Pat Finn, Tucker, & Mac.
Farrell, PaulRD-2Jun 1, 1968 – Feb 11, 1972OIThe Waco Snake, Brinker, Arnold the Pig (Jim Arndts) Bob Paine, The Zit Hill, Paul Coval, Bugs Moran, great guys great times, Jim I still have my football trophy too. Lots of beer hidden under the deck plates in CIC. Great Johnstown trips
Bryant, MichaelEN3Aug 20, 1968 – Dec 4, 1969A - GANG
Portlock, Wayne K.SK3/E-4Oct 10, 1968 – Oct 20, 1969SupplyThey called it the Leaping Larry. I keenly remember waking up Capt. Frugman, "Shakey Jake" is what we called him. He later became Admiral Frugman. Also a big fight with another ship in R.R. Puerto Rico over the purchase of some beer.
Kosmoski, Rich RD2Dec 17, 1968 – Dec 18, 1971OIGlad to see that many of my former shipmates have kept in contact. In addition to those mentioned during the 69 and 71 Med cruises, how about Lee Padgett, Floyd Lamb, Dave Leitz? Hope to hear from some of you.

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