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USS Conyngham (DDG 17) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Conyngham (DDG 17). 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 355 crew members registered for the USS Conyngham (DDG 17).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1965 | 1966 – 1969 | 1970 – 1974 | 1975 – 1978 | 1979 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Santangelo, MattLT1987 – 1990Engineering & Ops/NavMed cruise 1-89; other ops in Norway, Ireland, Denmark (Greenpeace boarding attempt) Mainspace fire May 1990, post decom OIC
Upton, LarryE6/SK11987 – 1989S-1 SUPPLYLOOKING FOR SHIPMATES DURING THIS TIME PERIOD. HAD SOME GREAT CRUISES AND ONE OF THE BEST CREWS I BEEN ON. I AM RETIRED FROM THE NAVY AND RESIDE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, HAD A TERRIFIC SUPPLY OFFICER XO/CO EMAIL ME AT LUPTON@NYCAP.RR.COM
Hicks, ThomasMR2(SW)1987 – 1990a-gangi served with paul finan, Leon Young and others contact me if you can i would like to hear from you, i got out in 1995 to raise my two boys and am in process of going back to active duty my # is 540-589-9472. give me a call
Girouard, JayET21987 – 1990
Brooks, Lesmm31987 – 1989M-DIVISION1ST SHIP...WHAT A WAY TO LEARN THE NAVY. MED-89 ALONG WITH GREENPEACE AND STOWAWAY. MAIN CONTROL
Holder, FrankBM2Jan 1, 1987 – Oct 30, 1990Deck/ 1st
Hanley, DanSM2Jan 5, 1987 – Apr 20, 1988COMMNot living in Norfolk (or near any water being in CO) I don't think of my Navy days often. I do remember some awesome people though. Hope all is well with all you guys. I had some great time on the Gus boat.
Norman, RobertNC1(SW)Feb 1987 – Jul 1990NXRet NCC. In 25yrs of service my 3rd and last ship. Great ship and crew, I have fond memories. Best wishes to all.
Callahan, DavidMA1Feb 2, 1987 – Jun 21, 1989NXRet. as MACS in 94. Presently with MSC on Walter S. Diehl TAO-193 as AB. On board Gus boat for Stark and Stowaway. Gus boat was the best ship I ever served on with the best crew, from top to bottom. To all, be safe.
Garza, MartinSN/storekeeper/Stinger GunnerApr 1987 – Jul 1987Stinger Gunnercame on board as a Stinger Gunner and left when another ship came in. On board when Stark got hit. Worked in supply and hanged out w/ some ms's in Pakistan and Bahrain. MS3 J. Brightwell was one of them. martza@cox.net
Stafford, Roger  NEWGMM3Apr 1987 – Oct 1990WeaponsAssist USS Stark, stowaway from Ireland, bluenose, ships end fire.
Warwick, CurtFC2Apr 1, 1987 – Oct 30, 1990GMOnboard 2 weeks before STARK. Remember "Turtle" almost taking out 2 protesters, Dropping the missile, the stowaway, Poet & Philosopher Stez Motayten (Rusty Mendes), hanging Harpoon Hank by the ankles from the aft mount, and the fire. Good Ti
MacK, DanBMSN-BM3May 9, 1987 – Jan 20, 19891STCame on board in the Gulf days after the Stark and left the morning of the Med Cruise....Good times
Butler, Billy profile iconDC1 (SW/SS)May 9, 1987 – Oct 30, 1990RA group has been set up on facebook for health related items do to the fire. http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1421827059 my years are wrong. Trying to cover wider group of crew members whom may need our help
White, JeffreyRM3May 12, 1987 – Jul 5, 1987Stinger GunnerI joined the crew with the rest of my stinger detachment when the Conynghim arrived in the Persian Gulf. For those of us who went over to aid the Stark, I was one of the guys on the hose team on the port side.
Wood, MichaelGMMJun 1987 – Jun 30, 1989Gunners MateI had more fun there on the ship, and off with you guys. Sad,eh? lol I hope all are well.
Porter, ChrisBT2Jun 1987 – Jul 1990EngineeringWhat up guys, BT2 Porter here. Look me up chrisinvab@gmail.com.
Mann, Chuck (Chris)BT2Jul 1987 – Aug 1990BGood times, Grease pencial fights, Norway, Kiel Fest in Keil, Germany, Ireland. Worst time was the fire of course. got out 2 yrs later joined reserves, now an MMC with 22 yrs and second time in Kuwait (1st 06-07, 2nd 08-09. irmmc08@live.com
Girouard, JayET2SWAug 1, 1987 – Sep 1990opsI have lung cancer and suspect that it may have been caused by the fire aboard the ship. If anyone else has a lung disease, please contact me.
Robles, Dwight AllenRM1(SW)Sep 17, 1987 – Apr 15, 1990OCJUST LOOKING UP OLD SHIPMATES AND SEEING WHAT YOU ALL ARE UP TO.
Slugga, TurboE-3Oct 1, 1987 – Jun 1, 1990MSome of the worst years of my entire life. Went AWOL once, that was fun. Knew some people that dropped acid on the ship. Spent a lot of time in the bilge under the watchful eye of "Russhawk" and Degeest. "Madball" burnt the gusboat
DuPuy, JonFC3Oct 16, 1987 – Mar 1, 1989Weapons1st of 3 ships I served on in my 6 year enlistment
Acedera, Paulo "Ace"MM3Oct 23, 1987 – Aug 30, 1990MMy 1st ship. Was on watch when the main space fire occurred. went back for a shipmate (MM1 McCauley) after I didn't hear him sounded off at the fantail muster. grabbed MM3 Repik (L/L) to the fantail scraping his nose against the weather non-skid d
Acedera, Paulo "ace"MA1Oct 24, 1987 – Aug 30, 1990MSENIOR CHIEF DANIELS, DOC JACOBS AND THE DOC THAT LOOKED LIKE EDDIE MURPHY. THANKS FOR TAKING GOOD CARE OF THE CREW. RETIRED NOW EMAIL ME AT cv_ma1@yahoo.com
Nootbaar, DavidDC 3Oct 26, 1987 – Oct 30, 1990RWas on board when she burned at sea,may 8th 1990.Walked off her for the last time Oct 30th,1990.
Gossett, KevinOS3Dec 1987 – Dec 1990OPSHard to believe its been 16 years since I walked off in the "graveyard" in Norfolk. Have many great memories and think about all those I met during my time aboard.
Nichols, ChrisEM31988 – 1990EWhat's up fellas? I keep in touch with several friends from my time on the Gus Boat. Contact me at: Chris_Nichols1@excite.com or connect with me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pcnichols
Pound, Richard1988 – 1990mThe good ole days....
Sumner, Mike, Modern Day CowboyOS 31988 – 1990OPSI was on the ship for the fire and til the end. Just looking for old buddies. My email is mdcowboy04@yahoo.com or check out my myspace @ http://www.myspace.com/mdcowboy04
Allen, Vince (Total Package)BT41988 – 1990BT4 boiler techWhats up fellas!!DDG-17 88-90. We had some great times and some Really tough times. As far as the Fire, it was HELL!! Ive been a Real Estate Broker in Atlanta for 20yrs email-mtpr02@bellsouth.net
Strickland, Allen LeeGMG3Jan 1, 1988 – Jun 3, 1990WeaponsHi Guys, was on when the fire happened, made an otherwise dull OPPE interesting. Was assigned to aft gun mount (OMC). Living in Scotland now and stay away from ships. :)
Greiner, Edward "Fred"STG2(SW)Jan 13, 1988 – Oct 30, 1990AS
Filanowski, SkiOS2Feb 7, 1988 – Aug 23, 1990oiWas on Cony when we brought back the stow-a-way.On her when she burned on May 8th, 1990.
Marion, JamesFNFeb 18, 1988 – Oct 14, 1989A-GangI spent my first days at sea during our excursion to Kiel and right after we went to Norway where we had our run in with Green Peace and our Med Cruise of 89 with the stowaway. In the ATL hit me up at je_marion@hotmail
Merillat, EricFNMar 1988 – Jun 1989Worked in the Engine rooms and was there through Greenpeace, Stowaway, Med. Cruise. Broke back after Med. Cruise and left ship.
Washington, TonyE3May 8, 1988 – May 9, 1992S3 SupplyTonylwash@gmail.com Still in Virginia Beach. 757-754-4035.
Pound, RichardMM 3Jun 1988 – 1990M
Quincel, ShawnseamanJun 1988 – 19901stI will always miss being on the Gus boat. She was my 1st home in the nav and as far as im concerned my only home
Sexton, TimBT3Jun 30, 1988 – Oct 30, 1990B DivisionI worked in B-3 for BT2 Sparks and the Oil lab for BT1 Miller and BT2 Chris Mann. My GQ assignment was R5 Isolation Man. Loved and hated the thing but I thank God and CDR William R Williams everyday. GSCS(SW) Sexton
Washington, TonySHSNJul 1, 1988 – Oct 30, 1990Supply S-3I use to cut all you guys hair. So give me a shout out. Still in VA Beach.
Ashton, BrianSMSNAug 1988 – Oct 1990OCThe highest and lowest points of my tour were on this ship. I was very proud of that old tin can but the chain of command made life tough. I will never forget the North Atlantic cruise, the Med cruise, and the Carribean cruise.
Ard, John/ DougE6/DK1Sep 1988 – May 30, 1990Supply/DisbursingI remember the fire extremely weoll. Sometimes I relive it! I miss the comradery that I had with fellow shipmates. I left there and went to the USS MacDonough DDG39 and started the Gulf War in 91. Retired now!
Odum, RichardBT2Sep 14, 1988 – Oct 30, 1990BLast ship I PCS'd to. Part of caretaker crew, onboard 'til we towed her up the James river. Cross-rated to CTI, retired last year. (yeah, lifer)
Waller, KevinemSep 16, 1988 – Sep 13, 1991A gangi remember the fire well!!!!!!!!!
Heggs, TerryBT3Sep 17, 1988 – May 16, 1990ENGINEERINGA morning that i will never forget. May 8TH 1990 about 5:00 A.M. I did meet & got to know a lot of guys. Without the Navy i would'nt be where or think like i do now. It was a necessary experience.
Tomlinson, EdwardOSSR/ DCFNOct 1988 – Oct 1990RStill remember that long day in May. Was part of the decom crew that took her to the boneyard.
Sauter, TonySTG1(SW)Oct 1988 – Oct 1990AS
Rice, PhillipSN AT THE TIME NOW A BM1Nov 1988 – Jul 1990Was there durring the fire an expirence I will never forget if anyone remembers me and would like to get in contact email me riceph@chafee.navy.mil
Tobey, BillEW3Nov 13, 1988 – May 30, 1990OWWas on board for the Med Cruise 89 and the fire May 90.
Page, Ryan (The Alien)MM3Nov 21, 1988 – Jul 18, 1990M Div (forward eng. room)Looking for old friends off the gus! drop me a note @ email; cowboybebop01@hotmail.com. Was in for the 89 med cruise, and just missed the fire. Just married in 09, working as airline mechanc for 14 years in Abilene TX
Silla, BrunoE5Dec 26, 1988 – Sep 26, 1992Operation SpecialistProud to have been part of the fire fighting crew that put out the fire on that day. We did what we had to do courageously and honorably.

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