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USS Vreeland (FF 1068) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Vreeland (FF 1068). 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 238 crew members registered for the USS Vreeland (FF 1068).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1973 | 1974 – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1985 | 1986 – 1989 | 1990 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Arel, Gerard (Jerry)OS2Jan 1, 1968 – Sep 22, 1972OI
Regenos, JohnRD3/PN31969 – 1971OperationsI can only echo sentiments of others, great times, great friends
Wray, LarryOS21969 – 1972operationscommissioned ship
Poynter, DaveETR21969 – 1972OEGreat fun in New Orleans while it was being built, -Jim Bozeman, are you out there? I was on three ships total and Vreeland was the best, ship, best officers and best crew; lets do it again!
Provost, Richard (Dick)BM31969 – 1971Deck CrewGreat fun in New Orleans at the Reunion and again in April 2016
Mikyska, DavidTM1969 – 1971WEAPONSHAD A GREAT TIME WHILE ABOARD THE USS VREELAND '.WAS A REAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE. AND MADE SOME REAL GOOD FRIENDS
Cline, MikeRM3Jan 1, 1969 – Oct 17, 1971Operations
Munson, VictorRM2Dec 1969 – Nov 1971Operations-CommunicationsServed on the Vreeland starting precom training in Newport, RI. Served on the Vreeland until discharged shortly after returning from it's first Med Cruise. The Vreeland was a DE at this time.
Smith, MarkSM3Feb 4, 1970 – Aug 28, 1972CommunicationsPlankowner. Great times, Great shipmates, would love to get up ship reunion.
Brannon Jr, FredGMG3Mar 1970 – Mar 1971WeaponsI came aboard in Charleston after 2 years of PBR duty in `nam. Got home from `nam in Dec./ went to RI in Jan. thought I was going to freeze to death. I am a plank owner and I remember the Shake Down Cruse in Gitmo. Discharged March `71
Bashline, TerrillBT1May 1970 – Feb 1972BPlank Owner, Commissioned in Charleston, S.C. BT1 in charge of fireroom.
Hughes, Robert (Howard)EM 3May 1970 – Aug 1972EngineeringGreat Guys, Great times, Great memories
Bashline, TerrillBT1May 1970 – Feb 1972B DivisionPlank Owner, First 1052 Class to go thru Gitmo shake down cruise. Made one Med. cruise on board. Made BTC in 1974 and retired from USN 13 Mar. 1978.
King, WayneEM2Jun 1, 1970 – Jun 1, 1973RepairNever meet a greater bunch of guys. Did 3 Med Cruises. There's a reunion scheduled for July 2005 in Charleston SC. at the Clarion Hotel near the airport. So call them and reserve your room
Watson, KenDCFNNov 1971 – Jan 1972I was only on the Vreeland for a short time after returing from Vietnam, but I remember having a great time and making a lot of friends.
McCracken, Walter A.rmcNov 17, 1971 – Jun 30, 1972ocCame aboard in '71 as relief for RMC Edwards. Had a very enjoyable, but short tour. left in june 72 prior to ships home port change. my last enlistment started May 72, retired Oct 74 (uss sierra ad-18)
Jacobs, Daniel " Jake"SN 1Dec 15, 1971 – Aug 1973Deck CrewStarted on the mees deck as sn 2. Then to BWM when recieved my SN1 rate. Part of original voluteer crew to Greece, What a time! Put in for transfer, went to USS America until discharged. Remember "Barney"- the cook?
Michael, FosterIC3Dec 29, 1971 – Dec 20, 1972ELast I heard, "Combat Chris" is alive and living in Charleston SC! I used to see him occasionally at the Harley-Davidson shop. He went to Trident-Tech for 4 years after he retired in 1981!! Said he wanted to get a job with responsibility!
Podufal, PeteSTC1972 – 1974Fox
Barber, Baba-louGMG SN1972 – 1973WGlooking for Ron Zartman, White, or George Bickel
Silvey, MikeMM3Apr 15, 1972 – Mar 10, 1974MHomeported in Athens, Greece Looking for MM Stephen Spicer from Indiana.
Osburn, Richard "ozzie"BTCSJun 1972 – Mar 1973Eng. BGood steaming plant, although we nearly went DIW right along side the pier in Grand Canal in Venice in December 1972.
Sturmer, KimOSSNJun 1972 – Jan 1974OIReally enjoyed the Greek Years- Great captains, great friends, great travels
Butcher, BrentGMG3Jun 1972 – Jun 1974Weapons
Campbell, Robert / Short-iSNJun 10, 1972 – Dec 19, 1973SupplyI was assigned to various divisions. I worked on deck and in CIC. I worked part time in Disbursing and left a DK3.www.bcampbell@uh.edu
Combee, LarryFN/HTJul 1972 – Aug 1973RepairHome port was Charleston S.C. then Athens, Greece. Great bunch of guys and looking back we had some good times.
Taylor, JoeBTCMJul 18, 1972 – Jul 18, 1974b
Spicer, Steve, SpicemanMMAug 1972 – Aug 1974MGreat fun, great bunch of guys. A few pot holes along the way, over all a great time. I'd do it again
Flores, Armando (Mando)OS3Aug 1972 – Aug 1974OIWould like to hear from some of the guys that remember the Jet bar #1 #2. Had an apartment in Kastella with Mac, Dumas, Bill, Valentin and some of the other guys from back in the day.
Douglas, GilbertHOSPITAL CORPSMANAug 1972 – Aug 1973Medical - SickbayGreetings Shipmates I reported aboard in Charleston, SC; we sailed to Greece via the Azores and Rota. Lots of adventures. I like reunions. May you have "fair winds and following seas" "Doc" Douglas www.gilbertdouglas.com
Denney, BobEM2Aug 10, 1972 – Feb 5, 1975E DivisionReported aboard a few days before deployment to Athens which was a few days after I got married at my previous duty station, USS Lexington in Pensacola. Exciting week. Had some great times.
Hedgepeth, StephenLTJGSep 1972 – Aug 1975EngineeringAnyone know the whereabouts of QM1 Calvin Mills?
Rice, MarkSNNov 1972 – Apr 1974Weapons, SupplyHome-ported in Athens. Had a house in Megalo Pefco. Looking for friends: GMT 2 Jim White, HMSN John Coyle, Sn Dan MacLauen, GMT Brent Butcher,Sn Ken Woods, Lt Weigel, Lt Harris, Chief Vasquez, Chief Myrick, Sn Kevin DeCantillon, Lt. Hudson.
Payne, RichardGMTSNNov 21, 1972 – Aug 16, 1974sonarReported to the ship in Athens Greece. Visited some great ports and had some great friends. Great trip to Kiel Germany and Plymonth England. Would like to hear from Chuck Columbe or Larry Duncan.
Badoian, KenMM11973 – 1978MRemember - Coup in Athens, Russian Frigate plaque swap (almost), last night in Greece - harbor full of empty Beer Cans, Philly Shipyard and MM Fan Club, Desron12 and company, keep on truckin', white coveralls, etc.
Walther, MikeSN1973 – 1975WDGreat times & great memories!
Harris, JimmyBT21973 – Dec 1, 1975BGreat memories in Athens
Blalock, ChuckYN3Apr 1, 1973 – Jun 30, 1974EHomeported Athens, Greece, apartment in Glyfada. Great memories, YN John Peponis, PN Mystro, Qm Larry Riddle and alot of others.. a pleasure to have been a crewmember and apart of this site
Herten, JamesSTG3Apr 1, 1973 – Sep 28, 1974SONAR GANGWHEN I ARRIVED THE SHIP WAS ANCHORED OFF OF SKARAMONGA SHIPYARD OUTSIDE OF ATHENS. SERVED THROUGH THE 1973 MIDDLE EAST CRISIS AND THE CYPRESS CONFLICT IN 1974. SOME OF US SONAR TECHS SHARED AN APARTMENT IN KALAMAKIS. I WANT TO HEAR FROM
Marano, Joseph " Wop"MMFNApr 15, 1973 – Jun 1974Engineeringhope to here from old friends
Decantillon, KevinSN/ HNJun 1973 – Jun 1974DECKGreat to see so many familiar names! The whole Migalo Pefco gang...a great experience long remembered. Write! Cruising the Med and sometimes Glyfada. This site is a wonderful find.
Jennings, NormOS2Aug 1, 1973 – Sep 20, 1974Operations
Aucoin, RalphMM-2Aug 12, 1973 – Oct 1, 1974A-Gang and MHad a great time in the med. and Athens. Would like to hear from any of my former shipmates. I have a picture of me and Mike Spicer getting ready for liberty.
Valentin, RamonMS-3Sep 1973 – Mar 1977supplylike to hear from any of my shipmates robert evans larry riddle Chief Vasquez Chief Myrick1st class lambert SN Purnell
Weston, William (Willie)BT 2Nov 15, 1973 – Jun 15, 1977bmany great memories in athens greece. would like to hear from old crewmembers

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