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USS Gridley (CG 21) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Gridley (CG 21). 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 526 crew members registered for the USS Gridley (CG 21).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Timoteo, EdwinEM2Jan 1084 – Oct 1985E
Eric, MontegutSTGSA1331 – 1992
Campbell, Norman ( Soupy )BM 3Aug 19, 1962 – Nov 22, 19661 St.Not all times were good ones , but most where ! I am a " Plank Owner & Golden Shell Back " The Domain of the Golden Dragon . She was a good ship to be on . I had a good crew . Where are you Jolly BM 2 ? ?
Ford, JackDK1Sep 1962 – Jul 1967SupplyI was a member of the commissioning crew.
Adams, JohnRDSN E-3Nov 1, 1962 – Sep 26, 1964OI Division, CIC, Radar & Radio/CommunicationsI was a member of the Commissioning Crew/Plank Owner in Bremerton, Washington. Our proud ship during the Vietnam Era was known as "THE GREY GHOST OF THE SOUTH CHINA COAST." We were the Flag Ship for Destroyer Squadron 19
Aivarado, RobertBT3Nov 28, 1962 – Feb 8, 1980MOn commissioming crew .We were the new navy.Gunho at the start,but we got salty as time went by.
Hoppke, WayneRD3Dec 1962 – Sep 1964OII was there for the commissioning and wish I would have been there for the decommissioning. A great time of my life.
Tisdale, Jim (Tis)RM2Dec 26, 1962 – Sep 15, 1966OC
Disharoon, PaulGmm21963 – 1963WhiskeyPrecommisioning crew on board 63-68 the whole time, Plank owner
Morales, JPC3Jan 1963 – Nov 1964O-CI'M the publisher-editor of uss gridley.net and navy pride.net, also the reunion coordinator 2003 and 2005 also working with navy on commission of new ship intended to be the next reunion for all Gridley ships so named. jmoralesussgridley@hotmail.
Lapresta, DonIC3Jan 2, 1963 – Jul 25, 1965RThe Gridley was brand new when I arrived. It was a great ship to serve on and had a remarkable crew. I was one of nine sets of brothers aboard the Gridley. (Brother - George - 1st Div)
Morales, J.PC3Jan 10, 1963 – Nov 27, 1964COM/1STREUNION COORDINATOR.EDITOR/PUBLISHER USS GRIDLEY NET AT http://72.41.74.251
Coghill, CharlieEM 2May 25, 1963 – Feb 25, 1966I was a member of the pre-commissioning crew and still have my Plank Owner plaque. I enjoyed my time on board the ship and still remenber some of the crew. I also was one of the sets of brothers on board. My brother was a machinest mate.
Sheene, DallasRD2Nov 1963 – Jun 1966OI
Disharoon, PaulGMM2Nov 22, 1963 – Aug 15, 1968weaponsput ship in commission 1963 and out of commission aug 68 for conversion,served on board with JOHN KERRY,AND WAS ON BOARD WHEN DUGGAN WAS KILLED
Birdsong, Robert. BobEM21964 – 1968EI miss subic and the girls of olongapo. A grand part of my life Gridley and shipmates.
Burns, Jimmie (Doc)HM3Jan 31, 1964 – Sep 12, 1965X DivWorked in Sick Bay with HMCS Reinhardt. Best ship ever.Retired after 20yrs. will never forget time spent aboard.
Morse, TomFTM1Mar 1964 – Mar 1966
Nehring, DanielE4 BTJun 5, 1964 – Feb 3, 1968EngineeringServing aboard the Gridley was like being aboard the Queen Mary in her hayday.
King, CharlesE6Jul 15, 1964 – Sep 15, 1967A DivBeest ship I was ever on
Veturis, VictorMSCSep 1964 – Nov 15, 1966SUPPLY-COMMISARYWHO HAS THE NEY-AWARD PLAQUE FROM THE MESS HALL? WE WERE RUNNER UP IN 1965 AND WON THE NEY-AWARD IN 1966. I'M SUPRISED THIS ISN'T IN THE SHIP'S HISTORY.
Adams, Benjamin E.Dec 3, 1964 – Jul 4, 1967
Millard, Gregbm31965 – 1967first
Lamb, DavidFTM 21965 – 1968FoxOnboard from 1965 to Bath, Maine in '68
Glatz, Bobsh3Feb 1965 – Sep 1966SupplyI enjoyed my time on the best ship in the Navy! Wished that I would have shipped over and made it a Navy career. Learned a lot of life in that two years and met a bunch of great shipmates. These memories will last.
Balsamo, Albert (Big Tony)SNMar 15, 1965 – Jan 15, 1967
Hanson, JanFTGMay 1965 – Sep 9, 1967FoxGreat crew, Proud to serve. Would do the experience over again. Smooth sailing to all the crew and officers.
Keely, ThomasFTM1Jul 14, 1965 – Jul 1, 1967FOXGreat ship. Great crew. Two tours to Vietnam. Lots of memories.
Millard, Greg ( Tugboat )BM3Sep 1965 – Jun 19671st.remember liberty in P.I? what a port that was! Ralph Shiflet, where are you? Was aboard during the DUGGAN tragedy.
Jones, BillRM2Oct 12, 1965 – Sep 23, 1968OCDLG-21 when I was aboard. Best ship in the Navy. I cried the day I left her in Bath Maine. I wish she was still around so I could visit her. I miss the guys and wonder how their lives have been for the last 36 years.
Pitts, Jimqm2Dec 1965 –oi
Bruney, George1966 –
Coakley, GaryMM1966 –M & RWhat a ship, when they said fire when ready Mr Gridley other people understood what that meant
Barnson, Terrybm31966 – 1967first/decki would like to hear from any body from the first div.
Hampton, JimBT-2 AND BTCSFeb 1966 – Jun 8, 1968B - Forward Fireroom ACC ShopWas on the ship twice. First as listed and second, 01-77 to 02-78 as B Division Leading Chief. Made BTCS 04-77, retired as BTCM in 08-83. Lusby you worked for me also.
Valentine, Daniel E.SK2Jun 8, 1966 – Dec 18, 1967Supply OfficeOne of the best in the fleet. Was there for the decommissioning in 1994 and was one of the few VietNam Era sailors to there for her 30th anniversary. Was aboard the Gridley during the Duggan tradgedy. Seems so long ago.
Hanson, JeffBM31967 – 19681stDLG, Great Ship:WESPAC cruise 67-68? Kerry, Enuchs & BM1 Calvert signed Mobile Riverine Force Transferr Papers. Encountered Swift Boats in country, but not Kerry! Wishing Gridley Men Well. On leaving Port, put it to wind and make her breathe!
Foy, EdFTM31967 – 1968Fox
Barousse, PhilipE21967 – 1969Boiler tenderWould like to see a list of people who served at the same time as me
Paxton, TerryFN1967 – 1968After Engine RoomI'm looking for anyone who was aboard ship during December 1967 through October 1968 and recalls when the ship participated in SAR Duty in the Tonkin Gulf and when the ship pulled into Danang Harbor, Vietnam.
Worthen, DavidRD3Feb 13, 1967 – Aug 18, 1968operations/radarwestpac , but New Zealand was the heigth of the tour.
Doyle, Fred Or DerfRD3May 8, 1967 – 1968OPSIt was a great time on GRIDLEY. I would like to here from David Worthen. Remember Dave everyone called me "Derf" Drop me your email address
Weigle, DavidGMM2Jun 1967 – Aug 1968WeaponsMade 1968 WestPAC cruise--took Gridley to Bath for decomm in August 68. Missile house crew was a great bunch of guys.
Young, JackSM-SNAug 29, 1967 – Feb 2, 1968OC
Busa, FrancisGMM3Aug 30, 1967 – Oct 10, 1968weaponsGidley was my first ship. Later I went to Halsey CG23, then to RK Turner CG20. Remember Westpac '68 and Ensign John Kerry ("That's all I have to say about that"). Remember Wellington, Panama Canal, E. Coast, and the decommisionning in

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