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USS Lang (FF 1060) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Lang (FF 1060). 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 227 crew members registered for the USS Lang (FF 1060).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1972 | 1973 – 1977 | 1978 – 1980 | 1981 – 1985 | 1986 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Warren, KlineGMG21969 – Aug 1972as
Horne, Chuck  NEWETR 21969 – Dec 12, 1972OEI consider myself to have been extremely fortunate to be assigned to a brand new destroyer escort. We had a great crew and C/O. After the Navy, I attended Humboldt State University and got a degree in Forestry.
Sullivan, GaryE4/BT1969 – 1970EngRay Holen,Jack Lord,Swadley,Steve Coronett
Felske, PhillipGMG1Mar 1969 – Nov 19722ndplank owner,good crew.best of the gmg's and ft's
McKague, FredETCSep 1969 – Jun 1972OEI was proud to serve with the best ET gang in the fleet. On my second set of transfer orders the XO could not get my relief's orders cancelled so I opted to go. Just didn't need two ETC's in OE div. Retired in 1975.
Graham, Dixon (Budd)BM2Oct 1, 1969 – Jan 20, 19701STPre-com detail and comission detail
Hamm, Stephen (Steve)ETR3Dec 1969 – Apr 1974OEI'm surprised that there are so few plank owners listed. I did two wespacs and the almost year long re-fit at Long Beach. When the ship was transfered to San Diego, I was assigned temp. duty to the naval station at Long Beach then discharg
Snodgrass, Gary profile iconFTG2Dec 1, 1969 – May 5, 1972WeaponsLooking for former shipmates on the Lang who may recall some of the specifics of our 1st Westpac deployment. I had a fellow FT school classmate on the ship and also remember a few of the deck crew including Thomas Moran
Sanderson, DaveFTG1Dec 6, 1969 – Dec 6, 1974Weaps/2ndPre-Comm Detail, Nucleus Crew, plank owner, two WESPACS. She was a damn good ship, "The Fastest Gun In the West". I had the honor of serving with the best Fire Control crew in the Navy. We got er done. Its sad to learn that she is gone.
Schiff, SamRM2Dec 20, 1969 – Apr 1, 1971OCI was on the pre commissioning detail and am a plank owner. Had a lot of great times and would love to hear from some old shipmates.
Hamm, DavidBM31970 – 1972DeckI think I had a great time, I've heard if you remember the 70's you were not there. The Lang DAZE was a great experiance and I will always be greatful for the friends and time spent on board.
Hamm, DavidBM 31970 – 1972DeckGreat times, some of them a little foggy. The PI was a blast. Sure miss Maralyn from the Ol Caprsio Bar in Subic City. Passed out a card "A number one cock suker in the whole Phillipine Islands". I believe she was.
Durham, PatrickPc31970 – 1973OpsPostal Clerk, Patrick Durham Phone number, 360-854-7768
Gill, JamesE51970 – 1974oi
Arnold, SteveSTG31970 – 1972ASSonar school with all Sonar men.Precom crew, Plank Owner. Great group of Sonarmen. Only one WESTPAC w/ Lang. Transferred to Badger. Great crew
Creswell, GaryMM3Jan 1970 –ri am a plank owner. i was sent to her when she was still at todd shipyard san pedro,ca.. i rode her from todd shipyard to longbeach naval base.i made her first westpac and became a shellback.i had to leave her in melbourn aust on emer.leave
Disanto, PeterSTG3Jan 1970 – Feb 1973ASI was part of the commissioning crew. Plank owner. Servered 2 tours of Viet Nam. Great time of my life, great people in the Sonar group, still think of them.
Collier, MikeSTG2Jan 1970 – 1972WeaponsPlank owner. Sonar schools in Key West to pre-commissioning detail in San Diego. Served w/ great guys. One WestPac in 71. Plank owner for Barbey DE1088 as STG1 in 72. Separated in 74 for Xerox Data Sys & back to TX in 75
Beale, RalphSTG 3Jan 1, 1970 – Mar 1, 1973SONARi WAS PART OF THE PRE-COMISSIONING CREW AND AM A PLANK OWNER (DIDN'T GET BONGED WHEN DEPARTING SHIP IN '73 DIDN'T GET MY "PLANK" EITHER). DID 2 WESTPACS. NO TATTOOS BUT GREAT MEMORIES OF A GREAT SHIP AND A GREAT CREW.
Keesey, Charles/chucksnJan 1, 1970 – Dec 21, 1972bmI agree there are a lot of people missing on this list. GREAT CREW AND ALOT OF GOOD AND TIMES REMEMBERED. Wish there was someway to have a reunion of some sort. If anyone is interested contact me and we can try.
Robert, MauryUSS LANGFeb 1970 – Oct 1971Efngineering - A gang
Carson, Loren DavidEN3Feb 1970 – Aug 1972a/gangi was assigned to "A" gang.worked her the 1st and 2nd west pac.damm good ship and crew.i have good memories of the times
Moran, ThomasSNMar 27, 1970 – Feb 16, 1973WeaponsStill a little foggy with all the partying that went on with the original Plankowners during the Westpac cruises. Became a Shellback and who could ever forget Subic Bay or Subic City
Brohm, BillHT3May 7, 1970 – Dec 15, 1973good time good crew good ship the rest you know
Gould, WayneHT3Aug 1970 – Aug 1972Went aboard the week after the acceptance cruise. Did 2 West Pacs. Became a Shellback. Great crew and great times. Would not trade the experience and memories for anything.
Whitaker, CarlBM3Aug 1970 – Nov 19711st divisonI came on board after spending one year in Danang, Vietnam 1969-1970. Commander Kinley was the skipper on my first and only westpac. Christman, Gocha, Harris, Jarvis, Roberts are some of the names I remember. Great site.
Earney, BrianBM-31971 – 1975DECK FORCE"And a good time was had by all".
Betters, CurtisMM11971 – 1977MServed a long time. Like to say HI to the old crew
Earney, Brianbm31971 – 19751st divPlenty of great memories!
Gonterman, JackRM31971 – Nov 1973RADIOMANPicked her up at Cal Ship Builders in Long Beach right before ref tra. Great first westpac. Remember my buddies, Greg Schuler, George Callwell, and the rest. Grew up with them in PI, Hong Kong. Seems like yesterday.
Standish, DarrellFTG-3Apr 1971 – Feb 1973WeaponsWest-pac 72-73 Helped nick name the ship "the Fastest gun in the West" Hard to believe ist been almost 35 years ....
Sciancalepore, Stephen (Shank)BM3Jun 19, 1971 – Dec 18, 1973The time I spend aboard were the best times of my life. I will never forget my time in the military. Becoming a shell back was a great initiation. I will always remember my shipmates and hope they are doing well in life.
Hauzinger, Richard/zingerBT3Oct 1971 – Aug 1973B-Boiler DivisionA privledge and an honor to have served with you/West Pac-1972-1973. Through the good times, and difficult times. A terrific experience that has guided me through 40 years of work. The very best to all. Please contact me
Garke, DenisSK2Nov 21, 1971 – Jul 28, 1975SUPPLYMADE TWO CRUISES ON HER. FINE SHIP WITH FINE SHIPMATES. A GREAT EXPERIENCE. WORKED HARD-PLAYED HARD.I WILL NEVER REGRET THE TIME I SPENT IN THE NAVY.
Chapman, Gregory S ChapmanHT 2Dec 1971 – Dec 1975
Crawley, GregHT21972 – 1975RI retired after 20 years and it is amazing how my clearest memories are of my first ship which was the Lang. Great memories and lots of hard work and long hours on WESPAC. Drop me a line.
Witting, WilliamFTG21972 – 1974WeaponsGreat fire control group and a great crew. I have many fond memories of west pac and the port we visited.
Fanning, ChrisGMG21972 –Gun CrewBest gun crew in the navy...miss you guys
Hollenback, LeslieMM3Jan 1972 – Apr 1972MServed in Lang while awaiting Nuc School. She was a fine ship and had a good crew.
Guzman, Arturo (Art)E-3Feb 1, 1972 – Jun 1, 1973DeckDid one tour West Pac tour and went to Nam with a great bunch of guys. We did get a combact action ribbon for taking incoming rounds. Just sorry that I didn't keep in touch with my shipmates. Art
Thomas M. Hocking, Tom - TinkSK 3Feb 1, 1972 – Dec 12, 1973S-1Most number of times in and out of the shipyard...7 in all! And fixing the Sonar with a sludge hammer in a storm! Chief Wood or WOODSTOCK as he was called. The little fridge in supply support that I BOUGHT.
Anderson, Stuart (Andy)EN2Feb 11, 1972 – Apr 10, 1974A-GangWow! Where did the time go? Good memories, great friends, and good times. I will never forget my time onboard the Lang. Wespac72 - 73
Bruce, BoardmanFTG1May 1972 – Nov 1976WeaponsGreat ship and great crew. Made 3 WestPacs - '72, '75 and '76. Was part of the Fire Control crew that helped nickname her "The Fastest Gun in the West". Many great memories
Stover, LarryGMG3Aug 31, 1972 – Dec 18, 19742nd Division- WeaponsHi all, remembering thoes long nights firing the 5"/ 54 and the long days refilling the magazine rooms. To all that helped Many Thanks.
Park, GaryMM3Sep 1972 – Jun 19761st and Mbest way too start a career and have fun
Pratt, ThomasSTG2Nov 1, 1972 – Sep 1977ASCaught the last couple of months of Viet Nam. Slept just aft of the 5" 54. Best times were the calm, clear nights at sea watching the stars. Spent lots of time (and money) in Subic Bay, P.I.

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