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USS Wainwright (CG 28) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Wainwright (CG 28). 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 400 crew members registered for the USS Wainwright (CG 28).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – 1973 | 1974 – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
McCombs, JohnMM3Jul 1964 – Jul 1968E - Machine ShopPlankowner DLG 28
Dwyer, TomQM 2Jan 1965 – Jul 1968OpsCan still hear the rain in Subic Bay!
Becker, DickTM2May 5, 1965 – Oct 8, 1968Weapons (3rdPlankOwner 1966
Ushka, ArtST3May 6, 1965 – May 15, 1967SonarBest U.S.Navy ASW Team. Great experience for future endeavers!
McCormick, Bruce MackTM1Jul 1965 – 1968SonarI was 3 months into my 17th year and just out of Boot Training. Was my first assignment. Pre commission crew at Bath Iron works. Becker, Lipe, Prindle and I spent or days shining brightwork on the mid ship charging station for TM1 Smith (Smitty).
Getz, Randolph E.MMCSAug 1965 – Feb 1967A Div. and upon advancing to E-8 M Div
Howard, Charles "Tex"E-5/YN2Sep 1965 – Dec 16, 1967NavigationPlankowner, served aboard her when she was DLG 28
Gentis, FrankSA-SM2Sep 1965 – Mar 1969OCServed on Pre-com, broke union jack @ commissioning, shake-down @ Gitmo, westpac 67, westpac 68-69
Cookenham, Dick / CookieRM2Sep 1965 – Dec 1967O-CPre Comm, Plank Owner, 1st Nam Cruise, Got my Ham Radio License after we left NZ and ran a bunch of phone patches. Great ship and I am honored to have been one of the Association's Presidents. Lots of memories.
Jones, Clifton (Cliff)SA - SM2Sep 1965 – Mar 1968OCPlank Owner, WestPac Cruise 1967. Part of the best Signal Gang that ever served (Jim Winningham, John Ward, Jeff Shortell, Terry Duffy, Frank Gentis, Don Meeks, Jim Novak, and me).
Autovino, JoeSNSep 1965 – Oct 1966SUPPLYPLANKOWNER - PRE-COMMISSIONING DETAIL Commisary Storekeeper and Ship's Store Operator Member of the U.S.S. Wainwright Veterans Association DD-62/DD-417/DLG/CG-28
Zieger, Peter BDS1Sep 1, 1965 – Oct 1, 1966OpsPre-Comm, Plankowner, worked on NTDS system - display section
Massaro, PeteRM3Oct 1965 – Oct 1967OCPre-Com, Plank Owner,1st NAM cruise.Served with Dick"Cookie"Cookenham. Great experience and memories.Served with a terrific group of shipmates.It was great to earn my "sea" legs after being stationed in Morocco for almost a year.
Sealey, JerryGMM-1Oct 1965 – Jun 1968GMMPLANK OWNER ...PROUD TO HAVE SERVED AND WALKED HER DECKS, GREAT CREW AND A BEAUTIFUL LADY
Grice, ClaytonE4Oct 1965 – Nov 1967r divJust reached R.Shirley. Looking for any other shipmates, especially Ian McFarland,T.Beard,D. Casey
White, Thomas K.HTCM, USN (Ret)1966 – 1967Damage ControlHTCM Thomas K. White, USN, (Ret) served aboard the USS Wainwright (DDG 28) starting in 1965 as a Damage Controlman out of Bath, Maine. He served 30 yrs. active duty and retired in 1981. He passed away in 2003.
Stratton, MarionPO 3rd Class1966 – 1967Machinist Mate
Zieger, Peter BDS1Jan 1966 – Aug 1966OEPlankowner
Stone, RichardDS2Jan 1, 1966 – Dec 1, 1966OEGlad to hear from any of the old crew
Shriver, JohnMR-1Jan 8, 1966 – Sep 30, 1966APre-com detail. Only MR on the ship. Had to work with lots of crazy Shipfitters (ie.Payne and Norcross). Left the ship in Guantanamo after REFTRA.
Loera, MiguelDC-5Jun 19, 1966 – Jun 21, 1968engineeringGreat experience
Austin, Brian / "Q"ETN2Nov 1966 – Jun 1968OEFond memories of a GREAT crew
Knight, TommyMM2Jan 19, 1967 – Jun 16, 1970A GangLots of great memories and experiences
Ogburn, BennyE3Feb 23, 1967 – Apr 28, 1968deck force and ship servicemansMADE A WEST PAC CRUISE,WAS ON BOARD WHEN HELO CRASHED ON DECK. PULLED 3 TIMES ON STATION IN THE GULF. HAD LIB IN SUBIC BAY,SASEBO,HONG KONG,SIDNEY,WELLINGTON,PAPETTE,SAN DEIGO,WENT THRU THE CANAL BOTH WAYS.SHE WAS A GREAT SHIP. I GOT ON IN BOSTON
Garrett, E D (Ed)RMSEAMANMar 16, 1967 – Apr 6, 1968CommunicationsWas on the first VietNam tour in 1967, and remember touring Hong Kong with Cookie Cunningham. It was a great crew and an exciting adventure.
Henderson, DavidEW1Sep 14, 1967 – Feb 15, 1969OEI have great memories of my tour in the gulf of Tonkin, cross the equator, great liberty in Australia and New Zeland.
Williams, Gene (Willy)QM3Nov 12, 1967 – Feb 21, 1969N
Clinton, JeffBT 21968 – 1971
White, JohnE51968 – 1969B38 28 53
Bower, Larrymm2Jan 2, 1968 – Jul 2, 1970m2nd west pac cruise yards & gitmo
Rybnick, JoeSFP2Jan 3, 1968 – Jul 10, 1971R Div.Did the second a third Vietnam deployments. Made some great friends. Met the worst of the worst, and the best of the best. Wish I was still on patrol.
Koussa, JohnBMSNJan 10, 1968 – Apr 19691st DivFirst assigned as an Boiler-tender, transferred to 1st Div. WestPac cruise"68 - '69. Qualified Helmsman, Lee-helmsman.
Bendos, Mario profile iconMM2Feb 21, 1968 – Oct 31, 1969A
Barreto, HelderBM3Mar 1968 – Jul 19701st DivisonWest Pac cruise PIRAZ station north China sea Tokin Gulf yacht club member. Four years active three years nine months sea duty, three diferent ships 62 ports of call over 30 countries, 10 months permanent SP duty Naples
Kelleher, JeffLTJGApr 1968 – Jun 1969OC
Mellema, BillRM2Apr 20, 1968 – Aug 20, 1970OCGreat bunch of guys in the radio gang. I have many good memories. Was on the 2nd Nam cruise.
Russell, BobEnsignJun 1968 – Feb 1970E Division2nd WestPac deployment
Allen, MikeMR3Jun 14, 1968 – Jul 16, 1969E - Machine ShopMade the 68'-69' WestPac cruise
Allen, MikeMR3Jun 14, 1968 – Jul 16, 1969airbrush1 a t gmail.com
Allen, MikeMR3Jun 14, 1968 – Jul 16, 1969Made 2nd WESTPAC cruise
Barrios, RickRD 2Sep 1968 – Mar 1970OIA once in a lifetime experience.
Hendricks, JimSTG-2Nov 1968 – Dec 19723rdServed on her during the 2nd and 3rd Nam cruises. Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and around the world cruise. Best of times and lots of adventures. We got to show the ship off in several ports of call.
Fox, DavidLtNov 10, 1968 – Jun 22, 19711st Lt, MPA, ASWI have great memories of an exemplary group of shipmates, a beautiful ship and some remarkable achievements by the team.

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