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USS Sampson (DDG 10) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Sampson (DDG 10). 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 423 crew members registered for the USS Sampson (DDG 10).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1962 | 1963 – 1967 | 1968 – 1970 | 1971 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1980 | 1981 – 1983 | 1984 – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Young, Dennis L.MM1971 – 1973Served in the Main Engine Room.
Fennell, FredBT21971 – 1971Engineering, Forward and After Firerooms
Witzke, Scot M.ETN21971 – 1974OEHad a great time. Met alot of nice guy,s.
Garrity, SteveIC 3Mar 1971 – Mar 1972RMed Cruise April - October 1971
Lange, RobertLtjgOct 1971 – Aug 1974DCAJoined Sampson in Charleston in 1971, then in Athens, Greece until mid 1974. Good times and great experiences.
Redd, Ronald L.SK3Oct 23, 1971 – Sep 28, 1973SupplyWhen I was aboard Adm H.H. Mauz was XO. CDR Sigmond was the Skipper. Sampson was attached to COMDESRON 4 in Charleston at the time. Cdr Sigmond went on to become Commodore of DESRON 4. In Sept 1972 SAMPSON changed homeports to Athens Greece.
Childers, JohnSM31972 – 1975SignalmanGreat memories. Would like to contact some old friends.
Diekmann, MikeMMFN1972 – 1973MI was on board during the initial homeporting in Greece before the piers were built and we had to anchor out. Lots of great memories. Whatever happened to Dan (sonar), Stelios (FT) or Joe (torpedo guy)?
Diekmann, MikeMM31972 – 1973M
Ballard, JakeHT31972 – 1974RGreat time on my first ship home ported in Athens. Loved eating hot bread in the welding shop while watching movies. Sarge, Rosie, Jim Thompson, George Eaton and anyone else, i would love to hear from you!
Peters, Dan (Pete)IC21972 – 1976engineeringI saw M. Nurenburger was listed--got to Florida after Philly. I left while in Philly.
Koetting, RichardFTM11972 – 1977FoxNumber 10 on your scorecard number 1 in your heart. Had a great time on the Sampson and in Greece. Would like to hear from old friends
Moon, ScottMM31972 – 1974A Gang/ Fwd engine roomboarded state side in 1972 went to med. Stayed a couple of years. Transferred to Independence(mistake)
May, Bruce profile iconLieutenant junior grade1972 – 1975NavigationAll in Navigation, Personnel, First Division and all else, just checking in. Practicing law in Phoenix. But Sampson best time of my life. Thanks.
Tou, SteveFTM21972 – 1974WeaponsLooking for crew members.
Skinner, SteveQM21972 – Nov 1974NavEmbarked at Charleston for transit to Athens (Elefsis), Greece where homeported with Desron 12. Many great Med port calls and liberty trips to the Greek isles.
Varre, LouieE-2Jan 1972 –
Lindsey, TimEW3Feb 1, 1972 – Aug 1, 1974I moved to Greece with the Sampson & was transfered off in Aug., '74. Great ship & Athens was a good homeport (except in the anchoring-out days). Best wishes for all her crew.
Mancone, MichaelGMG3Mar 22, 1972 – Dec 15, 19742ndHad a great time in Greece. I have lots of slides from that time that I'm going to convert to digital. Pictures of the ship, crew, Athens, the Mykonos trip and so on. Where do I upload them?
Hagerman, Jack (Sea Hag)RMApr 1972 – Feb 1974CommunicationsSix ships and a Sub and Sampson was and is my best and favorite memories
Walters, DonBT2Jun 1972 – Sep 1974BWorked after fireroom and oil king. Grew up on the Sampson, quite an experience.
Murphy, MikeCOMMUNICATIONSJun 1972 – Jun 1974communicationsbrought her from Charleston to Athens. With Sea Hag, Pacheco, Robbie, Phillip Michael Corbin, BOO BOO, and a group of others. With Captain Red Beard. Great times! Remember Flanagans, Bobbies, and the great steak house in Glafada.
Sargent, Bill "Sarge"HTFNJul 1972 – Feb 1974R DivShe was a great ride with a great bunch of folks. Made a lot of good friends and would like to reconnect if I could find them again.
Williams, PaulOS3Jul 1972 – Oct 1973operationsBoarded in Charleston 3 day before deployment to Athens. Spent first night in Athens AWOL mistakenly with a couple of other OS. Tommy McCauley was one. Remember the Black Sea, escorting 3 Russian Subs, NATO op, Mykanos.
Belasco, Dan profile iconSTG2Jul 1972 – Mar 19753rdWas waiting in Greece when the Sampson arrived. On the pier when she left in July 1975. Worked at AUTEC for 33 years afterwards.
Cockerham, JimSTG2Jul 1972 – Oct 19743Was transferred to USS SAMPSON right out of sonar school. boarded ship and learned we have been homeported in Athens Greece. had the choice to transfer or go. choice to go what an adventure
Peterson, MarkETN 3Jul 15, 1972 – Jul 15, 1975OperationsIn Athens for the majority of time. Four governments in 3 years and tanks in the streets keeps one humble. Appreciate what we have.
Monterrubio, LawrenceHM2Jul 31, 1972 –SickbayThe Sampson was my first sea duty then you add the relocation to Athens which made the tour even more exciting. I want to say hello to Chief Hendrickson, hope you are doing well. Yo to all other crew
Chavez, Arthur LIC2Aug 1972 – Nov 1974A-Gang
Wood, VernonYN1Aug 2, 1972 – Mar 17, 1974AdminWould like to connect with YN2 Espinoza and PN2 Heath.
Wood, VernonYN1Aug 2, 1972 – Mar 17, 1974Admin
Diekmann, MikeDDG 10Oct 1972 – Jul 1973MBeing homeported in Greece was the best
Scott, John  NEWFNNov 1972 – Jul 1974M and BFirst ship I served on I worked in the Aft Engine room Mostly Did spend time in the Firer rooms as well. I remember working with MM2 Regan, MM3 Strickland, And Mostly MM2 Albert.
Talman, HughQM31973 – 1975NavigationI remember when I was in boot camp, during the height of the Viet Nam war, when my Company Commander read my orders: USS Sampson, Athens, Greece. I felt like I was on the Dating Game! What a great ship and a fantastic home port! Great memories.
Youngblood, ScottMMFNJan 1973 – May 1974m divwatching them launch rockets in the mediterean sea
Nunley, Reinaldo L.Feb 1973 – Dec 1973B
Hofer, James (Tzimako)MM3Feb 1, 1973 – Jul 1, 1975A Gang
Emmons, LarrySDSNMar 1973 – Oct 1974StewardSD 1 Lapina took me under his wing, and got me started on my 20 year career.
Sammartino, MikeSMSNJul 15, 1973 – Jun 15, 1976OC great times on the SAMPSON would like to hear from OLD shipmates.....
Juarez, DavidQMSNOct 1973 – Mar 1975navigation/personnelHomeported in Athens Greece during my assignment. Lots of good memories of friends and places.
Spychalla, DeanSTG3Oct 1973 – May 1975DeckEnjoyed Athens Greece very much. Was one of the few with an apartment shoreside and a 1966 VW bus W/O a starter (parked on hills). Several governments and great food! Best friend was Chuck Napier. Hello Fred Smith!
Sander, Bob (Sandy)EWSNNov 1, 1973 – Apr 7, 1975OEWas part of the crew in Greece. I left the ship in Naples after becoming ill. I belong to the Sampson Reunion Assoc. and have gone to a few reunions in the past. You should check it out great people running the group. Good to see others I knew here.
Ray, LanceMS2Nov 22, 1973 – Jun 12, 1977SupplyAlot of great memories..Athens, Naples, Palma, etc. I had some the best friends in my life while serving aboard the best Destroyer in the fleet!
Wurzer, TonyFTM1Dec 1, 1973 – Jul 25, 1979foxlongest 4 and 1/2 years of my life,but well worth it! Good ship and Great crew!!!

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