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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 524 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
Kiddy, ErnestETCJan 13, 1968 – Jul 19, 1968OEshort tour but eventful,made wespac and crossed equator w/normal painful results.great ship
Nevin, RonaldGMG31969 – 1972WEAPONS
Kricks, Daniel / FrebusBT21969 – Dec 22, 1972BWAS THE SHIPS OIL KING. MANY GREAT MEMORIES OF THE CREW AND PLACES WE VISITED. LEFT BATH , LOST THE LOAD MANY TIMED , HAD TO BE TOWED , HIT THINGS, GREAT SHAKE DOWN CRUISE
Schimpf, SteveGMG31969 – 1972Mount 31
Thornton, DavidMM21969 – 1971EngineeringCame aboard in Norfolk ,then .all the way through Westpac .Great friends and experiences . Wish I could meet more of the men I served with .....
Hedrick, Waynetn1969 – Nov 2, 1970supply
Hughes, John (Jeff)BT-3Jun 1969 – Nov 1972BoilerPre-com Bath Maine -deploy to Long Beach Ca. via Panama Cnl. West Pac-Gulf of Tonkin -Ice cold trip to Korea.
Terry, TomSK2Jul 1969 – Nov 1970Supply
Pratt, GregoryFTM1Jul 1969 – Dec 1972FOXWas part of the recommsioning team in Bath, Maine. Worked on AN/SPG-55B RADAR
Burton, SteveSNJul 7, 1969 – Feb 1, 1973WeaponsWould go on a cruise but NOT that one again!
Metternich, HenryFTM1Aug 1969 – Jan 1972FoxWas part of recommissioning crew at Bath Maine in 1969. Worked on the forward 55B radars.
Stello, AlFTM2Aug 1969 – May 1972FOX
Sorenson, Ralph profile iconET1Sep 1969 – Dec 1972OEAlways loved shipboard life, especially getting under weigh. Every day was a new adventure.
Bond, LoydRm3Sep 1969 – 1970RadiomanJoined the ships crew in Norfolk,Va 1969,went through Radioman school for three months. First went aboard in Jan 1970 in Bath,Maine ship yard. First time to sea,went to North folk,Panama, San Diego,Long Beach,Seattle,Wa
Hughes, Mike (Baby Huey)BM2Sep 16, 1969 – May 2, 1973Ist
Karsnia, MikeYN3Oct 4, 1969 – Feb 16, 1973NXOther than boot camp I spent all my time in the Navy on the USS GRIDLEY. Went to South China Sea twice.
Wedgworth, SteveSTG2Dec 1, 1969 – Dec 30, 1972ASI never knew a ship could be so great. Capt. Thorson and Capt. Reiher were just superb. Somehow the balance of lots of time at sea and great liberty ports was the key to making this such a wonderful time in my life.
Kennedy, DavidBM21970 – 1973Deck
Hortick, LonnieFTM31970 – 1970
Spinella, MichaelRD21970 – Oct 1971OICompleted a WestPac cruise with USS Hollister788, transferred to Gridley coming out of Norfolk. Great tour w/a taste of inland on Monkey Mtn. Great crew. Great CIC. Great football team!
Langenbach, PaulSTOREKEEPER 3RD CLASSJan 1970 – Nov 1972Enjoyed being on the Gridley DLG-21. Sure miss Java, Nelson,and the guys from Supply Division. Drank mucho beers at all the port stops. Often wonder what happened to Cady, Trout and LaMarche.
Plunkett, DavidRD3Jan 1970 – Jun 1972OIPart of crew that met in Norfolk and went to Bath, ME to re-commission. Home port in Long Beach, CA. WestPac Viet Nam
Antico, TonySM/3Jan 28, 1970 – Feb 2, 1973SIGNAL GROUP/RADAR/OUR NEW CREW LEFT NORFOLK IN JAN OF 1970 GOT TO BATH MAINE AND LEFT OUR FOR SEA TRAILS. THEN ON TO LONG BEACH OUR HOME PRT. GREAT PLACE THEN AND NOW. I GOT PICTURES DURING THAT TIME. WELL, ITS A SHAME WHAT THEY DID TO HER IN TEXAS
Collins, JackBM1Feb 1970 – 1975Deck
Norden, JohnRD3Feb 1970 – Nov 1973OIGreat memories of a great ship and great crew
Manley, StevecssnFeb 1970 – 1972supplyI served on the Gridley in the re-commisioning phase, then for two westpac tours. I loved the travel and the opportunities to see the world. Left the Navy in 1973, joined the Army in 1986 as a PA and retired as a Major
Mitchell, JohnLT(jg)Jul 4, 1970 – Nov 1971OIFirst andonly sea duty. Great respect for Capt. Thorsen and Cdr. Dodd. Fine crew--all professionals. Cannot believe it has been more than 40 years.
Dorsey, GeneRM2Aug 1970 – Jun 1971OIAs only RM at Norfolk, recruited some great guys for RM Duty when Gridley was re-com in Bath, Maine in Jan. Loved the shakedown and WestPac cruises.
Andrews, SteveQM3Aug 12, 1970 – Feb 20, 1974NXSure miss my shipmates, good times @ the EM Club and downtown Long Beach and all the other cities. Great people in the DECK Division.
Pfeifer, JohnHT 2Sep 1, 1970 – Feb 1974R
Bushorr, BobEM3Sep 5, 1970 – May 26, 1972EngineeringWhen I was onboard we were DLG-21. Great crew. Made a Westpac to Vietnam. Great time in Japan and Hong Kong, will never forget it.
Kennedy, DavidBM2Dec 1970 – 1973deckI am just learning how to use this damn computer and trying to locate some old shipmates.
Ramey, JimmyOS21971 – 1976OI
Velasco, RichardRD31971 – 1972OI
Sietsema, Darwin Fat Crazy HairyEM31971 – 1972Engineering
Petitgout, Steve Lucky PierreBT21971 – 1974propulsionWestPac, Yankee Station, Subic Bay and Olongapo City. That says it all
Steinhour, GaryFTM2Feb 1971 – Apr 1973FOXIt was a great ship because it had a great crew! Many have been life long friends since my tour aboard the Gridley. Capt Reiher and Cdr Crow treated the crew with respect and earned the crew's respect.
Dichiara, MichaelbmsnFeb 15, 1971 – Jan 22, 1973 1 stI LOVED HER.SERVED UNDER TWO GREAT CAPTAINS(THORSEN AND REIER) i HAD A TEAR IN MY EYE WHEN I SAW THE PICTURES OF HER DISMANTLEING.
Matteson, TomFTG3Jun 1971 – May 1974Fox DivisionI voluntarily joined the Navy right out of high school and spent most of my four year hitch on the Gridley DLG-21. I count myself very fortunate for the people that I met and became friends with during my time aboard.
Eskue, JimSK3Jul 1971 – Dec 1974Supply/DeckWent from Supply to Deck back to Supply....stayed in for 5 more years...lots of good memories....
Sundet, JohnFTM 2Aug 1971 – Nov 9, 1973FoxGreat experience. I will always remember the good times. Great Commanding Officer Captain Rieher.
Haywood, HenryOS3Sep 1971 – Mar 1975OI
Green, James (Gringo)MM3Nov 1971 – Mar 1975Engineering #2 Engine RoomGood memories by one who couldn't stay out of trouble.

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