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USS Joseph Strauss (DDG 16) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Joseph Strauss (DDG 16). 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 283 crew members registered for the USS Joseph Strauss (DDG 16).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – 1972 | 1973 – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Tryon, William (Bill)ET2(SW)Feb 1985 – Jan 1990OERemember so many and so much it's hard to single out any. How's it going Hutch? I'm now living in Iowa with wife, 2 kids and working for the FAA! My son is in Navy as MA and wants to go K9. Daughter grads HS next year.
Davis, LeeBTFNFeb 6, 1985 – Feb 19, 1985BGreat memories! I still go through my old photos and laugh remembering all the guys.
Rodriguez, Luis EFNMar 1985 – Apr 1986BGOOD MEMORIES ABOARD THE SMOKING JOE IN PEARL HARBOR HAWAII.
Griffith, NealMM1 (SW)Mar 1985 – Jan 1988M
Rodriguez, LuisFN # TWO FIRE ROOMMar 1985 – Nov 1985BMY FIRST SHIP AND DUE TO A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT I WAS TAKEN OFF EARLY. LEARNED A GREAT DEAL IN A SHORT TIME. BTC BURNS, BT2 PECK ARE SOME OF THE GUYS I REMEMBER HELPED A GREAT DEAL. THANKS
Price, SteveMM3(SW)Jun 1985 – Oct 15, 1989Some of the best times of my life. Proudly serving under Capt. "Slammin" Sam Anderson, during "Op. Praying Mantis" on 4/18/88 when "it" never happened. Take care guys, and may "Smokin'Joe" live on.
Morris, EbbFTG1Jul 1985 – Sep 1986Weapons
Pierce, ObieOS2(SW)Aug 15, 1985 – Aug 14, 1989Operations Intelligence - OIOne and only command. Loved the ship, crew, and lessons learned. The experience has served me well.
Toole, WilliamBT2(SW)Oct 1985 – Sep 1988BAwesome tour....tin can sailors are the best!!
Silva, RodSK1/SKCNov 3, 1985 – Nov 10, 1987S-1 SUPPLYIT WAS ROUGH BUT HAD A GOOD TIME
Maday, CharlesSM2(SW)Nov 23, 1985 – Nov 15, 1989OCMy first ship. Had some good times. Nothing like serving on 'Smokin Joe' at Pearl Harbor.
Crockett, RobertMs3 SWDec 1985 – Sep 1989SupplyJust what to say hello to every one
Romero, MikeE4/OS1986 – 1989Had some great times aboard the Strauss. Some people have pictures of their families on their shelf, my office shelf is full of pictures from my time on Smoken Joe.
Pecoroni, Sean "Peck The Tech"EWSNJan 1986 – Dec 1988operationsI just was lookin thru my old cruise book from west pac WAR PATROL '88 so i decided 2 google the old boat and i came 2 this site i was suprised 2 c all the names we should have a reunion remember it was my b-day 4/18/68
Ledesma, LarryEM 2 (SW)Jan 15, 1986 – Sep 13, 1990HEY ALL YOU SALTY DOGS , I JUST FOUND THIS SITE AFTER ALL THESE YEARS . GREAT MEMORIES OUT ON THE BIG BLUE , NOT KNOWING WHAT WAS IN STORE, DEALING WITH BOGHAMMERS OUT IN THE GULF ,REMEMBER!! OR TAKING TURNS SHOOTING THE 50 CAL. AT BALOONS.
Beach, DennisE-3Mar 1986 – Sep 18, 1989Mwas in operation praying mantis in 1988,miss my shipmates
Burke, GeorgeBT3 (SW)Apr 1, 1986 – Sep 3, 1989B- BoilersMan, this ship was too much fun. Best 4 years of my life. I remember them very fondly. West Pac 86'. Operation Praying Mantis 88'. I remember standing on the bridgewing thinking, "Are we shooting the missile or what?".
Burke, GeorgeBT3 (SW)Apr 1, 1986 – Sep 1, 1989BNot much to say. Same old me, doing the same old stuff.
Hooover, DarrrellBM2May 26, 1986 – Apr 14, 19901ST (DECK)Made me the man I am today. Thanks Capt. Anderson
Berke, LewisGMTE4Jun 1986 – Mar 1988AS DivisionAnybody remember me?
Wikane, JrBT2SWJul 1, 1986 – Jul 22, 1988B DivisionHad a blast Should have stayed
Krotzer, BrianBM3Aug 1986 – Aug 1990firstBest crew ever
Webb, DennisBT2SWAug 1986 – Mar 1989BoilersGreatest group of men anyone ever served with. Bravo Zulu Smokin Joe
Cook, GeneIC3Aug 30, 1986 – Oct 22, 1988ELooking back,some good times on Smokin' Joe & Pearl Harbor.WesPac '88,2wks drydock Subic Bay...who can forget!Oh,and kicking ass in the Persian Gulf!
Carr, MichaelBM3Oct 1986 – Dec 1989Ist Deck DivisionApril 18, 1988 .....Wow!!!!
Ledesma, LarryEm 2 (sw) LedesmaOct 1986 –e divisionhey all my old shipmates, just saying again it was a blast, everyone check in once in awhile.....
Turell, HiramBTFNOct 19, 1986 – Mar 24, 1990BoilerHello to my shipmates. George Burke, Juan Garcia, Mark Cuello, Edwin Moya, OJ no neck Ojeda, Ledesma, Beach, Mongo, etc. miss those good old days in the Hawaiian waters and wet-pac 88
Lipscomb, VincentPM3Nov 1, 1986 – Oct 1, 1989personnelman
Ricketts, SteveRM2Dec 15, 1986 – Nov 10, 1989OC Hello crew of the Joseph Strauss. It has been a long time. I saw some names that i have not seen in quite a while. Take care. Steve Ricketts
Miller, Samuel [wildman]E-4 SM31987 – 1988OPSHAD A GREAT TIME ON THE SMOKIN JOE
Pelt, JosephSTG1987 – 1990Sonarwe need to reactivate Smoking Joe and do Operation Praying Mantis part 2 on Iran again. It is good to see most of the salty crew here and Hello to all. I still miss serving onboard my favorite ship and my favorite Capt.
Wolff, RobertGMG 2(SW)Jan 1987 – Nov 1988fox
Markley, DonnieMS3Feb 14, 1987 – Feb 1, 1990Supply
O'Connor, WilliamEW2 (SW)Mar 1987 – Jun 1990owlets get the praying mantis group together for some sort of reunion.
Callesto, MarkMM3(SW)May 1, 1987 – Jan 30, 1990MWhat a great time onboard the Smokin' Joe DDG-16
Aaron Morris, Aaron MorrisFC2Jun 1987 – Dec 1990FOXAlso served under "Slammin Sammy". From memories see video of the 1988 tour at- http://www.hypockets.com/Contents/Hidden%20Vault/J%20Strauss%20Documentary%20Page.htm
Fry, RobSH3Jul 1987 – Feb 1990SupplyWow, I just stumbled across this site while searching for USS Joseph Strauss history. I had some great memories in Hawaii and on West Pac 88 especially during Operation Praying Mantis.
Compton, BrianOS2(SW)Aug 12, 1987 – Feb 1, 1990OIMy first ship, the best ship I have ever served on. I had the privledge of serving on "Smoking Joe" during Operation Praying Mantis.
Cimorelli, AnthonySTG3Oct 1987 – Dec 1989ST
Washburn, LanceMM21988 – 1990
Amerson, KevinRM21988 – 1990OPS
Arnett, BenDC21988 – 1990REPAIRPROBABLY BEST REPAIR DIVISION I EVER WORKED WITH-ESPECIALLY MY GRUMPY OL' HTC SEACREST.
Smith, JamesFCC1988 – 1990Checked aboard my first day working as a Chief in the Yards. Left after Decom. My first son was born while I was on baby hold after decommisioning. He is 19 now. Time flies!! Living in NC now.
Hupert, HalIC31988 – 1989E
Sellstrom, GaryBT3Jan 1, 1988 – Sep 1, 1989BBEST TIME I EVER HAD. THANKS FOR THE RIDE.
Eades, ScottOS1(SW)Mar 5, 1988 – Oct 3, 1989HI BRIAN, GLAD TO SEE ANOTHER OS ON THE LIST. INSTEAD OF OS1 I NOW GO BY: SSGT.EADES (U.S.ARMY RESERVE) YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE LIFE TAKES YOU.....DO YOU
Nash, ThomasEWC(SW)Apr 1988 – Jan 1990OW
Hewitt, JeffreyLt. CMDRJun 4, 1988 –ESOPACE Professor during Operation Preying Mantis. Living in LaGrange, GA retired.
Jones, JoeBT1Aug 1988 – Feb 1990B
Vause, DaytonYNSNSep 15, 1988 – Feb 1, 1990(a ranking member of the 4 horsemen)What a great time I had on that ship. The guys I served with were very proud of their recent accomplishments and proudly displayed their medals whenever the opportunity arose. Then we'd go to a bar or try to shut down Hotel Street
Rutledge, Dane FC 3Oct 15, 1988 – Dec 15, 1990FOXcame to this page looking up my first command, Adams class were awesome, love to connect with some of the old guys, Davis, crockett, eatmon, mcnutt gosh I cant remember everyone
Langevin, AnthonyGMGJun 8, 1989 – Feb 1, 1990Member of the final crew
Solimine, Robert ("Sol")MMC(SW)Nov 1989 – Jan 1990MI remember lots of hard work. Long Days and training just to get through an INSERV that should not have happened yet. What a shame the way that ship went down. "THEIR IS MORE TO BEING IN COMMAND THAN SINKING A SHIP"

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