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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
Paradis, ThomasBM1972 – Jun 1975
Kemp, BillOS21972 – 1976OI Remembering the good times. No July 4th, 1976, Australia I remember all those and others well.
Brelsford, Mitch3rdclass mm1972 – 1972MmLooking for Ferguson 2nd class mm. Do you remember lying in your rack nude, you made me sick. Let me know if you are still alive. So I can kick your ass
Achelpohl, RogerFTM1Jan 1972 –FOXRetired Master Chief 1986. Great bunch of missile shooters and techs. No missile launches in anger for 1972 but I am certain we were always primed and ready.
Bradley, RalphET2Jan 1972 – May 1974OE
Todd, JimEW1Jan 3, 1972 – Feb 13, 1976OIGreat Times, Great Ship
Pettit, ChuckFTM-2Feb 1972 – Dec 1973Fox DivShort stay there but the overhaul team was tops there in South San Francisco.
Orrell, Pat/docHM2Mar 1972 – Jan 1973ADMINI ENJOYED MY TIME ON THE GRIDLEY AFTER BEING AT LONG BEACH NAVAL HOSPITAL FOR TWO YEARS. WE HAD A GREAT CAPTAIN,XO, AND CREW. I LIKED ALL OF THE "MESSHALL GANG" THEY KEPT THE CREW HEALTHY AND FIT. MADE MY JOB EASIER, A "WESPAC"TOUR BU
Hamrin, JohnGMTSNApr 7, 1972 – May 1973ASWorked on the ASROC. Watched the Vietnam War roll over and die. Moved from the Gridley on to the Harold E. Holt (DE 1074). I'm posting pics from the Gridley @ https://www.facebook.com/john.j.hamrin/photos_albums
Towey, JohnGMG3Apr 15, 1972 – Mar 20, 1975gunnerycapt e.j. reiher and cdr. crowe were great
Kemp, BillOS-2May 1972 – Dec 1976OII still remember all the good times and crewmembers which I wish I could give back in touch with. We were one mean fighting machine! The only bad time I remember was being jailed overnight in Subic City for stealing the street sign "Gridley". I
Nayman, Robert Neal (Roach)MM2Jun 1972 – Jul 1978MLots of great people, places, and memories. Still have an occassional dream/nightmare of the 5 years on the Gridley. Still keep in touch with a few guys, would love to hear from others.
McKee, ScottET5Jun 1, 1972 – Sep 10, 1975OETwo tours, a stint in dry dock. We were there when Viet Nam was evacuated. Many memories.
Magnan, Joe Hose ManST1Jun 22, 1972 – Jun 22, 1978ASGreat ship, crew, and ports~Hawaii~HongKong~ Midway~Japan~Korea~Taiwan~Australia~Guam~ Philippines~VietnamCoast~Singapore~Acapulco~ Vancouver BC~Portland~Long Beach~San Francisco~ San Diego~Had great fun~Would do it again in a heartbeat.
Anderson, John (Andy)EM-1Jul 1972 – Oct 1972Elect.spent a lot of time in the 1st class mess.
Stafford, RobertHT-2 (E5)Aug 1972 – Aug 1975Damage Control/Hull TechWent on after Navy days into the active Army, retired out June 1995, Ft Lewis, WA, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry)
Fisher, CraigSM3Oct 1972 – May 1975OChad a great time, really helped me grow up. Had split service and got out in 1992 as SM1(SW).
Stader, TerryET3/2Oct 1, 1972 – Apr 15, 1976OEGreat memories of life with the crew of the Gridley. Retired 11/1999 as ETCS.
Esquibel, RichardBTFNOct 13, 1972 – Dec 24, 1974B - BOILER TECH.ESQUIBEL BTFN LOOKING FOR ALL SHIPMATES ON BOARD FROM 72-74.ESPECIALLY J. CASE AND ACUNA.
Mohar, James (Jim)BM3Oct 15, 1972 – Sep 20, 19751stI had a good time on board, and made some good friends. I'm trying to contact Robert Simons from Littleton CO.
Esquibel, Richard profile iconE3Nov 13, 1972 – Dec 21, 1974B DivisionLooking for boiler techs on board Gridley DLG 21 72-74.
Roderick, WalterMM3Dec 28, 1972 – Sep 21, 1975MGood place for young guys to start Life. I Remember Dry dock in 73' San Francisco. West Pac 75' Good Times. Hot as hell Eng. RM.1.Hope all is well for all who served during this time.E-Mail if you remember me.
Acuna, Raul JavierBTFN1973 – 1977Engineering Oil-Shack2 wespac cruises, trip to Bunbury Australia, crossed the equator(ouch) had a blast!
Michalski, Benjamin "Ski"OS 21973 – 1976OI GOD BLESS "THE DLG OUTA 1 SD" THE BEST DAMN SHIP EVER..RESCUED THE MYIGUEZ..OPERATION FREQUENT WIND..SHELLBACK...CAME HOME TO MARYLAND. ROGER OUT GRIDLOCK!!
Lusby, DonBT 21973 – 1977BServed time in after fireroom,worked for BTC Hartman,BTC Moreno and BT1 Schoonover.
Baker, Larryqmsn/31973 – 1976ss gridley dlg-21I was at vietnam,cambodia,phillipes,crossed equator and got to see many other places
Lee, DwightFTM-21973 – 1975FOX21 rolled like it had a big fat round bottom.
Gaudette, Gary (Gerdie!)EM3Jan 1973 – Jan 1976EngineeringWhat a great Life experience! Was able to "see" the world and lived thru it to tell the tale... Bunbury,Singapore,Taiwan all were great fun!
Knisely, DentonBT/3Jan 3, 1973 – Aug 18, 1975BWorked in the aft fireroom and when I made BT3 was sent up to the Oil Shack and worked with Neal Mansky.
Brown, JeffOSSNFeb 1973 – Jan 1975OI / DeckDIfficult time for a confused 17 yr old, created lots of trouble for myself, sorry guys. Was 'given' OS3 in reserves - precious $110/mo for food while in college! Bill Hall from Orange County, Deck Div, have looked for you, email me!
Megert, MikeMM3Mar 1973 – Nov 1975USS Gridley DLG 21, 1973-74 MMFN, MM3 A gang USS Downes FF1070, 1975, MM3 M Division Engineering Yeoman
Shamblin, Rick (Ramblin Shamblin)OS2Apr 1973 – Jan 1977operationsDid a lot of things I woud never have done before. Going to the Phillipines, San fransisco. Playboy club in San Fancisco. Escort The Playboy Bunnies when they were on the ship. Many Good times especially overseas.
Ward, CalvinApr 10, 1973 – Jun 10, 1975DECK
Simons, BobE4Jun 1973 – Jun 1976DeckMade alot of friends, had alot of fun. Especially the West Pac Crews in 1975. Would do it again.
Cardenas, GilbertE 1Jul 10, 1973 – Aug 10, 1975eim still here
Lathrop, GregDS2Aug 1973 – Sep 24, 1977OPSrescued the mayaguez crew, recovered the greenville victory, w/ the blue ridge when saigon fell
Caldwell, TimHT-3Aug 20, 1973 – Sep 21, 1976Engineering
Horton, MichaelFTM2Oct 1973 – Jan 1975Fox
Kinder, Daniel (Dan)QMSN/E4Oct 1973 – May 1977N/X
Beattie, JamesCS31974 – 1975SupplyI just had a bad tour on the gridley,I had spent a tour in -country in Viet Nam 71-72,and didn`t know I had a problem, so I had runins with the supply seniors and the X.O.,got in trouble and got busted from CS3 to CSSN,then I got out.
Thornton, MartyMM31974 – 1978
Gebhardt, KenMM@1974 – 1975A-Gang
Dumais, RandyENFN1974 – 1975A-GangGod Bless America!
Kinder, DanQMSN1974 – May 1977N/XSeeking information on shipmates Ron Grander (RM3), Don Seese (GMGSN) and Pete Gallagher (MMFN). Also would like to know about former C.O. Cpt. Streightiff and former exec Cmdr. Lockett. Any other shipmates welcome.
Marshall, PhilipFTM31974 – 1977FOXMy time on the Gridley was a great experience. I was sad to hear that it was cut into scrap. it would have been nice to walk on those decks again but not to be. I would be glad to hear from any shipmates.
Riley, Jeff profile iconBT1974 – 1975BT
Martin, RickFTGSN1974 – 1976FOXWestpac 1975 was awesome - Olongapo was Disneyland for young sailors! Scott, Steve and I had bicycles aboard and hit the beach every chance. From PI to Perth. I have lunch each month now with RADM Mark Frudden (was CAPT)
Crum, Gary  NEWSM31974 –ONI worked for the city bus company from 1977 to 2009 and have been retired since. I have a adopted boy whose 15 now and have had since he was 5. Would like to reach out to other guys that were signalman in 74-75.
Campbell, TexBMSNJan 3, 1974 – Aug 8, 1977ISTI REMEMBER REPORTING ON BOARD AFTER MIDNIGHT AND BM2 PARADISE ESCORTED ME TO MY RACK IN 1ST DIV. MAN WAS I SCARED
Bickhem, TerrellGMG3 PO3Feb 15, 1974 – May 25, 1975Weapons (Gunnery) Div.Although I was only with the Gridley for a year it was the Best Times and the most enjoyable for me!
Holderied, AlSM3Mar 1974 – Jan 1975ops
Oden, RickBT2Mar 4, 1974 – Nov 30, 1977BWent on to retire GSCS(SW)in 1998.
Brumfield, TommyMACApr 1974 – Jul 1976NXWas on board for cruise to Bunbury Australia in 1975. Met my wife of 27 years while on board. Transfered to DD-971 from Japan in July of 1976.
Mayer, BlondieBTFNJul 1974 – May 1976B
Mayer, BlondieBTFNJul 1974 – May 1976B
Haas, RayETR3 & DP2Aug 1974 – Jan 1980OEStarted as an ET, wound up as a DP. Worked on the Navy's first non-tactical computer system onboard Gridley. 2 memorable WESPACs, fond memories. Sorry to see Gridley turned into razor blades!
Hasslbauer, MikeSM2Sep 1974 – Jul 1978CSLots of good times
Harwood, RobertFTMCNov 1974 – Dec 1977Fox
Anderson, RobertBT3Nov 18, 1974 – Apr 24, 1978BIt's been a long time shipmates.
Field, MikeYN2Dec 1974 – Dec 1977AdminMany great memories. Two westpacs not forgotten. Had liberty call in many great ports. Love to hear from lost friends: Terry Britton, Terry Neubert, and Chief "O".
Shaw, EdwardYNCDec 22, 1974 – Mar 5, 1975X- DivisionPersonnel Officer until my heart attack required me be hospitalized at Cubi Pt in Subic Bay. The ship sailed without me and I got shipped back to the US. Ne1 remember not having an ID card during this period? I fixed it

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