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USS Towers (DDG 9) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Towers (DDG 9). 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 376 crew members registered for the USS Towers (DDG 9).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1964 | 1965 – 1970 | 1971 – 1973 | 1974 – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Moore, Scott/moeFTM21978 – 1980weaponsChief Yeo and chief Wadel were great leaders and friends. The crew was the best. great times and great friends.
Taylor, Kennethsh31978 – 1983sh
Kluth, KluthGMG3Jan 1978 – Jun 1981WeaponsHey bros contact me
Morey, Bruce (Torque) profile iconSTG 2Jan 3, 1978 – Jun 15, 1979ASWNo cruise with this ship, mostly testing for a new radar system, then ship yard in Long Beach until I separated.
Stevens, RobertBM2Nov 4, 1978 – Oct 10, 19821stFirst DVI asst LPO. Still alive and Kicking HICK
Clements, ChuckFTM1Dec 1978 – Oct 1980MissileCame aboard during the LB shipyard period and departed morning that Towers left San Diego for new home port in Yokosuka. Anybody in touch with FTM3 Jim Richardson? He hailed from Wichita, KS.
Scharboneau, SteveMMFN1979 – 1980M
Bass, JimFTM21979 – 1980MISSLERetired and lovin life
Willey, StevenFTM21979 – 1980TARTAR
Sloan, RandyMR21979 – 1982R
Ward, TaylorSNJan 1979 – Aug 19801st then Corpman StrikerI boarded the Towers in 1979 while she was dry docked in Long Beach, was a Striker in sickbay under HM1 Wilson and HM1 Garibaldi and transferred just before homeport change to Yokosuka, Japan. She was a fine ship with an outstanding crew!
Hall, Brian profile iconHT2Jan 1979 – Jun 1982EngineeringI would enjoy hearing from Mark Crayton, Tony Bonds, and my friend Kevin, who was in Deck division when I left the ship in Japan. He was from Monroe, Wash.
Hall, BrianHT2Jan 2, 1979 – Mar 1982EngineeringLooking forward to connecting to anyone from the Towers who served from 1979 to 1982.
Haynes, RobertFTCSJan 19, 1979 – Jul 3, 1980Tartar Missile DivisionAlso served on DDG-12
Riddoch, BobBT3May 5, 1979 – Apr 18, 1983BReported aboard as a bootcamp at Long Beach Naval Shipyard. Homeported Towers in Yokosuka.
Senzig, RickE5/ET2Aug 27, 1979 – Mar 15, 1982OperationsReported to ship in Long Beach Naval Shipyard. Sailed to Yokosuka for homeport change. Served with ET2 Rick Stradford and ET3 Drakeford, (Ace ETs, "Tweakers"). Indian Ocean cruise May '81. Busted to ET3 for fighting (self-defense).
James, BobFTG3Sep 1979 – Aug 1980F and GDiv O = Ens. Mike McGeady Senior Chief Bill Green GMG1 Rick Boston Weps was Lt. Skip Wheeler(Annapolis) Capt. was CMDR Myers
Stahl, RichardSNNov 1979 – Nov 19811stHi shipmates! Started in 1st Div, ended up in Sick Bay with HM1 Garibaldi. Contact me, lets remember the old days.
Folsom, ScottST1980 – 1983
Winn, RandallFTM21980 – 1982Missle
Halsey, Glenn /hallsBT31980 – 1983B
Hehir, PaulRETAIRED DCCMMar 7, 1980 – Jun 24, 1984REPAIRWAS A GREAT SHIP IT WAS MY FIRST.GREAT TIMES GOOD FRIENDS SHADY BRADY JOHN DETZTER GREG HARRIS.
Quintana, DannySeamanMay 6, 1980 – Dec 6, 1982Deck Div19 yrs old sailed ship from San dog to Yoko, hell of a ride Thanks Mondo from LA. CA. Yoko was homeport but we never stayed home. Thats why they called us the trucking T. Still got pictures of PI. what were we thinkin.
Stradford, RickET2Jun 1, 1980 – Jul 1, 1982OperationsFond memories of Richard Senzig, Reginald Drakeford, David Rakers, CPO Pfau, PO's Little, Knight, and David Hart from Montana. I'm still w/Uncle Sam, but better digs... drop me a line.
Garabrant, William, Wild BillMM2Jun 2, 1980 – Sep 3, 1983A Gang and Malways got us home safe
Lobb, BillBT1Jul 1, 1980 – Oct 1, 1982B division
Giberson, Paul Gene PcPC3Nov 1980 – Dec 1985AdministrationHi to all my shipmates you were a great bunch of friends. We had the best CO, Commander William J Handcock was a great leader and great friend. My best freind was yoman William Garett Ballew.
Troutman, KeithFTM1Nov 1980 – Nov 1981Third
Krathaus Jr., AlbertICCNov 20, 1980 – Sep 1, 1981EFrocked to ICC 01 Sep 1980 (in Singapore), Advanced 16 Feb 1981 to ICC.
Taylor, Donald/tonyFTG11981 – 1984WEPSMy best times in the Navy occured aboard the Towers. I miss them to this day.
Knight, SeaslugET21981 – Dec 1982ET ComRemember the Politics, remember the burning desire to please fleet at any cost...but, I'll Always hold a special place in my heart for my shipmates and only wish the best for all.
Vogel, DonE31981 – 1983A-Gang
Leighty, Carl profile iconE5/OS21981 – Oct 1984OIFond memories of the Towers and her crew. Special shout out to Operations Specialists; Brian Quintana, Jeff Bipes, Alan Gibbs, Thomas Nixon, Russell Pettigrew, Captn. Hancock. I have many ship and crew pictures.
Hattorf, RichardOS3Jan 1981 – Mar 1983OIIt's been 23 years. Towers was a fine ship. I have missed her. My Skipper was Cmdr. Hancock. And my Best shipmate was OS3 Tim Beliches. We never kept in touch, but had some great times trying to drink all the beer in Japan and SE Asia.
Payne, Jim JimbobE-4Jan 1981 – Mar 1983A-GangHas anyone seen willie? PI maybe.
Bodge, DionE3Jan 10, 1981 – Oct 13, 1983MS
Garabrant, William, Wild BillMM2Apr 13, 1981 – Sep 3, 1983"A" Gang !!Whent on her one more time just befor they sank her, she always got us home
Clotfelter, JoeBM3May 1981 – Sep 19841STLooking for Leroy Green form Kalamazoo or Battle Creek Michigan area.
Farkas, AlanFTM3 TO FC1Jun 1981 – Jun 1986MissileMan I never knew how good I had it until I left.
Pietrantoni, RichFC3 TO FC1 & FCCJun 1981 – Nov 19862ndBest ship I ever served on. 1st time was 6/81 to 11/86 then again from 7/89 to Decom on 10/90. Thanks for the memories Truckin T Rich Pietrantoni FCCM(SW)Ret.
Pham, MinhJun 5, 1981 – Jun 8, 1981Boat PeopleI (among 76 boat people) was rescued by the Towers on June 5, 1981 in the South China Sea. I now live in Seattle, Washington. Thank you all for saving my life! All hardships and uplifting experiences made me a strong individual today.
Dao, AnhBoat PeopleJun 5, 1981 – Jun 8, 1981Boat PeopleI am one of the 76 Vietnamese Boat People that were recused by the captain and the crews on the early morning of June 5, 1981. Thank you for saving my life. You are always be remembered as part of my life.
Newsted, MarkBT3/2Jun 16, 1981 – Jul 18, 1984B Division
Watts, DonaldSM3Jun 19, 1981 – Jun 1, 1984Deck and NavigationAs Chief Signalman retired [2001], the TOWERS was the stepping stones for my 21 years. Many memories/friends from the Truckin T. The best ship of 4 I've served. No comparison to the rest. Crew from past and present have said the same.
Bade, MichaelDS1Oct 1981 – Oct 1983OEGood crew. Fun times. Still remember Crossing the Line, Thailand, Singapore, 30th birthday (Thanks, Jeff) and six packs (Olangapo City style - Thanks, Ken).
Apostol, MaxEM3Oct 1981 – Nov 1983E Division
Steszewski, Larry (Ski)GMM3Nov 9, 1981 – Jan 5, 1984weaponsTalk about the ol Gmm crew all the time. We were all nuts! Bart,Crash,and Jumper.Great memories good and bad.Live in Buffalo..yah i know...quit laughin.. Look me up if your passin by.
Hurling, StephenOS2Dec 3, 1981 – May 13, 1983OIThe truckin "T", I got off the Midway to ride her, with my man Schatzke!!

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