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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 375 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
Depetro, Greg (Pe'Dro)FC31985 – 1988MissileBest little war ship afloat. Had some of my fondest memories with the "9 Team". Tightest crew I ever knew!
King, StanleyEW21985 – 1987
Drew, ThomasET-21985 – 1989OEI HAD A GREAT TIME WHILE I WAS ONBOARD. SHE WAS A SUPER SHIP.
Kitchens, DavidSK31985 – 1987S1First ship I was on, and loved it! Became a "Shell-Back" on this ship...MWAHAHAHA
Light, CharlesDC31985 – 1988R-DIVStill some of the best memories of my life came from the DOG 9.
Hansard, MichaelRM31985 – 1987RadioInteresting times...
Matarazza, JohnE-5/SK2Jan 10, 1985 – Nov 7, 1988S-1 Division
Spahn, GeorgeHTCFeb 15, 1985 – Mar 31, 1989AERTowers was my last ship and we earned the engineering "E" twice... I met Capt. Berry Burrohs again when he was USS California skipper at PSNS...
Torkildson, RobApr 1985 –NavigationI have great memories steaming on the "Dog 9" Would like to find old buddies Jim Strebig, Tony White, John "The Neck" Oneil Where are you guys??? I'm living in Bavaria, Germany Working for the FEDS.
Roquemore, Gerald LApr 10, 1985 – Nov 15, 1988Admin / XXOOAssigned as the independent duty postal clerk. Checked aboard as PCSA, destached as PC3.
Bland, JimLTJun 1985 – Sep 1987Supply OfficerBest tour of duty in 27 year career.
Garcia, RichardBM3Oct 1985 – Jan 19881stI had a great time,with my fello shipmates,thanks for all the memories.
Wenzl, ChrisSMSNNov 1985 – Dec 1987OCVery fond memories aboard the "steaming demon" and miss crawlen the honch.
Watson, DavidMS3Nov 1985 – May 1988SupplyI have been on 3 other ships and none of them came close to the good times onboard the USS Towers!!
Rivera, Benjamin "doc Rivera"HM2 SWNov 12, 1985 – Feb 17, 1989nav/adminI lived and experienced more onboard that ship than most lifetimes can claim. Shipmates, the towers may be at the bottom of the sea, her logs may be secure and locked, but the memories are forever in our hearts and our mettle.
Watson, DavidMS 3Dec 1985 – Jul 1988SupplyTowers was the best command out of the 6 ship that I have been on. Nothing can compare to the DDG- 9 Gang.Good memories and the time of my life. I cannot wait for the movie!! Has anyone seen MS3 Glass??
Licholai, MattENS TO LT1986 – 1990Great ship with a great crew. We all miss the "9 Team."
Story, PatrickBT1986 – 1988Jim Strebig, Juan Acosta, Eddie Miller, Wheeler, Bash...where you guys at??
Mullins, Tom (Moon)QM2(ALMOST QM1)1986 – Apr 1988Nav/AdminThe Kaos Kids Big Jim, Tork, Tony and Neck if your ever in Thailand look me up I'm running a Guest House there in Jomtien Beach Soi 6 The Chanagan. Harvey Rojas where are u? I sure miss Ms Moog Moog
Ough, RigbyBM-31986 – 1988DeckGreat memories on "The 9"! Its 2009 I'm living in Nevada working for the National Park Service taking care of navigation lights and buoys at Lake Mead and Lake Mojave. Still on the water!
Brooks, WilliamBM21986 – 19881stbeen awhile, came across this site, and just wanted to give a shout out to the gents i served with
Parker, BennyEM1Jan 1986 – Sep 1988E
Wright, KevinFC 1(SW)Jan 3, 1986 – Oct 1, 1990MissileA lot of fond memories and great friends. Proud to call myself a crew member of the 9. Serving at that time was truly living the dream. Can hardly believe I was part of something so full of life. And the stories,...
Hanson, Duane (Hank)EN3Feb 1986 – Jun 1988M-Div & A- GangWhat a great 1st command (what a blessing)!!! I've talked to many that say the same thing about the "9". Went to "C" school then the USS McCluskey in San Deigo, stateside was nice but the Towers was better!!!!!!!
Robinson, MikeSN / OSSNFeb 1986 – May 1988OIThe 9 was the finest ship in the fleet..
Wood, Mark (Woody)MM2Feb 5, 1986 – Apr 12, 1988MMy first ship and the best. Stood watch in Main Control. Played left field for the ships softball team (the Truckin' T's)
Tierney, DarrellOS2/OSSNMar 1986 – Oct 1986OIYou all may remember my infamy that year. Looking for OS1 Purviss, if anyone knows, contact me?
Duncan, Willie CBM3 Mar 21, 1986 – Jul 19881stSevered with Garcia, Jordan, Banks, Harris, Brooks, Taylor, Redman, Lee, Mike D. Harris, D. Morgan, Truly till this day some of the best times of my life. (Crack Back Crew 4 - Ever. )
Smith, KennethMM2Apr 1986 – May 1988M1st & Best ship I had the Honnor to serve aboard! Served in 2-screw. Lots of good memories of crew and Cmdr. Burrows.
Ball, J.d.IC1Apr 15, 1986 – Feb 3, 1990E DivisionThe Towers was the best ship of my 30 year career! The op tempo was the best! We were always the best unit in whatever exercise, sortee or battle group.
Ekstein, KeithMR2Apr 18, 1986 – May 15, 1989RepairI will always remember those wild days steaming all over the world on the Mighty 9. The crew was the best. Cheif Spahn, "spaz" Roberts, Steve Cannon, Harmon, "Big" Nick Stone, Gillenawater, "Crash" Krejeski, Eric. Doc R
Smith, KenMM2Apr 24, 1986 – May 19, 1988M2-Screw Crew - Throttle-man
Brooks, William RBM2{SW}May 19, 1986 – Oct 15, 19881ST
Brown, PhillipQm-3Aug 4, 1986 – Aug 4, 1990navGreat time on the 9.. Miss you rex-des and brian. And our crew the big guys!!! the best time of our lives. it's a shame we had to grow up! Japan,Subic, and korea. Do I need to say more? :)
Greene, KeithSeaman to RM3Aug 16, 1986 – Sep 16, 19891st Division then OC Division I had a awesome and many hard times in first Division which made me GROW UP. I was a deck Seaman who struck out to Radioman which I attended Radioman "A" school while attached to the ship. I was frocked to RM3 in school.
Torres, JohnMM3Sep 1986 – May 1989First ship best ship best crew old times good times
Kauper, ThomasOS2Sep 1986 – Apr 1988OIwHAT A BLAST ON THE TOWERS. CMDR. BURROW WAS A GREAT SKIPPER I HAD A GREAT 9 YEARS SERVING THE NAVY. SADDEN BY THE FACT THE MIGHTY TOWERS IS NOW RESTING ON THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN FLOOR. LOVE TO HEAR FROM MY GOOD FRIENDS ON BOARD
Elmer, Steve profile iconEW3Sep 1986 – Jan 1989OMA long time ago, but some of the best Men I've ever known. I wish I had kept in touch more. B. V. Burrow was a great Captain. XO Cooper was a character. That Ted Turner wannabe after them was the only Jackass.
Summer, JayCWO3Sep 15, 1986 – Oct 1, 1990ENGI LOVED THE TOWERS, WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME OLD SHIPMATES, AND IM BACK IN JAPAN AGAIN ! Jay Summer
Dyson, JohnIT!(SW)Sep 22, 1986 – Sep 25, 1988OC
Umila, Gabriel D Jrbmsn/ now bm1Nov 23, 1986 – Nov 30, 1989deckwell i had a really great time onboard the might 9. even in japan. had alot of good friends and hope to get in touch with some in the future.
Schnelly, AndrewFC3Dec 1986 – Oct 19902NDLoved The "DOG 9" Sorry she ended up like she did, but better at the bottom of the ocean than part of a rag-head, goat poking navy!

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Thomas DrewSep 17, 2019embassy suites savannah Ga. savannah airportmeet and greet sept 17th -sept 20th with a banquet dinner all shipmates and guest and friends are invited.

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