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USS Hoel (DDG 13) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Hoel (DDG 13). 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 421 crew members registered for the USS Hoel (DDG 13).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1963 | 1964 – 1966 | 1967 – 1969 | 1970 – 1972 | 1973 – 1976 | 1977 – 1980 | 1981 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Roote, CecilIC-21964 – Oct 1967IC GangLearned a lot about the Navy, the Hoel, Vietnam, war and myself. Made a lot of friends and memories. Would like to hear from anyone who was onboard from '64 to '67. Mail: 804 Laurel Street, Elmira, NY 14904-2626.
Roote, CecilIC-21964 – Oct 1967Electrical
Hurst, James (Stick Shift )CS2Jan 19, 1964 – Jan 1969supply
Landreth, ArchieMM2Feb 1964 – Dec 1966Massinged to the after engine room.
Clarke, JerryRD2Feb 4, 1964 – Oct 12, 1967OI
Neil, JohnFTG3Jun 1964 – Mar 1966weapons
Bliek, EldonSNJun 1964 –WestPac
Gustavson, MichaelENSAug 1964 – Dec 31, 1965MPAThe engineering plant you patiently taught me served me throughout my career in ship maintenance. Thanks!
Sorenson, ReidBT 2Aug 15, 1964 – Aug 15, 1968BI served in the aft fire room from 1964 to 1968! I live in southern Utah. I lived in Seattle until 2002.. I am healthier now than I have ever been, and would like to connect with some of you!
Cramer, JonLtSep 15, 1964 – Jul 10, 1966Gunnery
Payne, ChesterSA-ET>SA-BMNov 1964 – Jun 1967FirstBoarded in Long Beach just before first westpac cruise. Ship was scheduled for flag-waver cruise, but went to Viet Nam instead. I made 3 westpac/vietnam cruses before leaving.
Petri, Clarence (Pete)STG3Dec 1964 – Jul 1966SonarServed with Joe Franklin, Rick Graff and William Morrison.
Russell, EarlRD-3Dec 1964 – Jul 10, 1968O IOne Of 2 Afro-American Radarman on board during that period and had a great time while serving on the Hoel.Great memories both at sea and on liberty. O I devision was like a family and we looked out for each other.
Clarke, JerryRD2Dec 6, 1964 – Sep 10, 1967OIFun times and great friends...some no longer with us.
Herrin, WilliamETR 31965 – 1967ETI need some he;p to convince the VA that I got onto land in Nam to get coverage for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, I recall going in Da Nang 1966? to help with the air force radar repairs with I believe Chief Pirate. if youcan recall anything may save a life
McKeithen, BobFTG 21965 – 1965Fox
Crist, RoyRm21965 – 1969Operations
Sherrill, RogerETR/ETN21965 – Jul 1967ElectronicsServed as Lead ET for shipboard Electronics. Served with Richard Smith, Bill Herrin, Mike Brooks and others. Two tours in Tonkin Gulf . Great group of guys to serve with.
Key, BillyGMM2Mar 1965 – Feb 1967FOXWorked on Guided Missile launching system MK 11
Carpenter, WilliamRM2Apr 1965 – Jun 1966Communications
Carpenter, BillRM2Apr 1, 1965 – Jul 1, 1966OperationsGlad to check in under a new email address. Have heard from any number of shipmates over the past few years.
Baton, StephanFTG 1May 1965 – Jun 1970FOXI was in charge of Fox division during the 66 deployment to Vietnam.
Palmer, BruceFTM3, 2, 1May 27, 1965 – Jun 1, 1970TMy first ship. Liked it so much, I stayed in the Navy for 30 years, and retired as LCDR. Will never forget Hoel and her crew. A top-notch group of sailors!
Little, David ShermanRM 2Jun 1965 – Jul 1967RadiomanMade the WestPac cruse without having a rack space to sleep. Had a beachjumper unit aboard and spent lots of time on Yankee Station and supporting troups at I Cor. Shot up about 2,000 rounds of 5 inchers.
Carpenter, WilliamRM2Jun 1, 1965 – Jul 1, 1966OperationsI served on Hoel for one year prior to Honorable discharge. Commander Grove was the Ships Captain, and Lt. R.W. Hull, was our Comm Officer.
Leith, DavidLTJGJun 11, 1965 – Jul 28, 1965Naval Station San Diego CaliforniaDoes anyone remember going a shore in Da Nang on August 29,1966 with LTJG David Leith? David was in the Engineering Dept and Movie/bingo/diving officer.David has Parkinson's, a presumed disease from Agent Orange.
Truett, Jamesic1Jun 12, 1965 – Sep 2, 1965Interior communicationAdding name to crew list. It was a long 4 years for me. It was tough being away from home and wife so much. Fond memories of those who worked with and for me.
Biltoft, BillE-3Jul 13, 1965 – Jun 10, 1967MBest friends and best times
Davis, DocSH2Aug 15, 1965 – May 25, 1970SUPPLYI WAS ASSIGNED TO THE SHIPS STORE, BARBER SHOP AND LAUNDRY. LOCOMOTIVE WAS OUR CALL SIGN FOR THE HOEL. PRIEST, FRANK ARNOLD, KINNEY AND ARMSTRONG WERE MY DRINKING BUDS. THE HOEL HAD A GREAT CREW.
Bonica, AlexanderIC2Sep 20, 1965 – Feb 10, 1969I am flabbergasted to find this site listing. I would love to contact any of the members of the IC gang that served during the above period.
Louderback, GlenE3Oct 6, 1965 – Apr 8, 19691st DivisionGlen passed away 9-25-07, lung cancer.
Priest, BernardEMCS RetNov 4, 1965 – Jan 10, 1967EHi, I was on the Hoel from Nov 1965 to Jan 1967. I came an E-2 and left an E-5. Big Hi to Bill Preston, Cecil Bonica, George Watson, McCurly, Albert, Melvin Noote, Elder, Roth, IC Truit. E-mail me Lpriest68@yahoo.com
Self, A.d.STG-3Dec 1965 – May 1968ASShipmates with: Robert [Izzy] Harsin, Joe Franklin, C.J.Petri, Fred Graff, Willey T. Morrison, Mike Hemphill, Jerry Stamper, Robert Zelinski A GREAT bunch of guys and GREAT FRIENDS
Irvine, Mike profile iconGMG2Dec 1965 – Sep 1968ASW DivisionServed with the best shipmates possible. Jay Dark, Michael Hemphil, Robert Harison, Fred Graft, Lurch, Willie Morison, and so many more. Remember the parties at Mom's house and tree house bar and stomping around Olongapo
Ford, BobFTG3Dec 8, 1965 – Jul 20, 1966west pac
Vaught, TerryFTM 21966 – 1972Tlate 66 to early 72. 4 westpac cruises.
Gustavson, MichaelLT(jg)Jan 1, 1966 – Jun 1, 1967Missile OfficerWe participated in many, many Tartar shots. Lots of "hits", both surface and air targets. Well done, guys!
Allen, JohnMRC (ret)Jan 15, 1966 – Mar 28, 1968RMade the northern SAR cruise in 1966 & 1967 ,and half of next cruise that left Dec.1967.
Davis, Gerdan (Bud)FTG2Feb 1966 – Jan 1970G
Young, Robert / BobETN3Feb 1966 – May 5, 1967OPS ?GOOD TIMES,BAD TIMES ,SOME VERY GOOD SOME VERY BAD.BEST USE OF TIME WAS RESCUING DOWNED PILOT AND THAT ARTILLERY SPOTTER WITH LOTS OF 5 INCHERS THROWN.DOES ANY ONE REMEMBER WHAT MOVIE WAS PLAYING THAT NIGHT?
Bridwell, Larry CDC2May 9, 1966 – Sep 25, 1968R
McCurley, Dick/ MacEM2May 12, 1966 – Sep 2, 1969E/RWhere are the E/R Div. sailors 65 thru 69
Prater, BruceEN3Jun 15, 1966 – Jan 4, 1968A GANGONE WEST PACK CRUISE AND THE GULF OF TONKIN. STILL STAY IN TOUCH WITH BEST FRIEND EMI MARK HEATH
Hill, DavidE-5, QM2Jun 16, 1966 – Aug 17, 1969Navigation
Preston, DickIC2Jun 20, 1966 – Sep 2, 1967RI was on the Hoel from June '66 thru Sept '67. I came on the ship an E3 and left an E5 just over a year later. I lost touch with some of the IC gang but I see they are checking in here, Hello to Cecil, Bonica and Albert.
Fisher III, PaulMR2Sep 1966 – 1970R divison
Hillestad, DeanCS3Dec 6, 1966 – Sep 18, 1968SupplyI joined Hoel in middle of 66-67 WesPac in Subic. Joined Supply Dept in February. Became Jack of the Dust

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