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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
English, Robertbt1974 – 1977B-DIV.LOOKING FOR EVERY ONE.
Wells, Tommy LeeSTG3, STG2May 1974 – Jul 1976Loved Greece, hated Philly/ winter
Hermel, LindenSKSNMay 1974 – Jan 1975SupplyLooking if anyone remembers George Altier he was a 1st class in charge of the ships store
Andy, RiosSNMay 10, 1974 – Jun 10, 1976SupplyGreat time in Greece.Had a apartment outside Athens.We hit some fun ports.Philly was nice only 1 hour 20 min from my house.Hope to catch up with some old friends.I get to see Valintin from time to time in AC
Clum, FrederickSkcJul 1, 1974 – Aug 10, 1976S-1
Coleman, ChuckSN 3Jul 10, 1974 – Jul 10, 1977ExcutiveSearved on the Vreeland in the early 70's while it was homeported in Athens Greece. After Greece we were in Philly, Norfork Va, and Mayport Fl. I would love to hear from some of my friends from those days.
Lambert, JohnEM2Oct 1974 – Feb 1976E DIVSAW THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD, West Pac is my Home. You can have the Med
Boruff, EdRM21975 – 1975OCSTATIONED IN ATHENS,GREECE
Howardell, SteveET3/ET2Jan 1975 – Apr 1978OE1st ship of many in a 24 year career...
Anthony, MarkFF1068Apr 18, 1975 – Aug 20, 1979rcame onboard in philly shipyard brought her to mayport. made the unitas cruise to south america and the mid east cruise. good times, good friends, fond memories.
Heavener, Mark profile iconGMG2Nov 20, 1975 – Nov 24, 1976WeaponsWas part of the S.O.A.P. Team for yard work in Philadelphia
Long, RandallMS31976 – 1979SupplyUnitas Cruise and Indian Ocean, the first was great and the last one stunk!! But overall a good time. Anybody know of MS1 McCarty?
Ross, Max3RD CLASS PETTY OFFICER / FT1976 – 1979
Fredericks, Bob (Fred)BT31976 – 1978
Willis, GregEM31976 – Jul 7, 1978r
Miller, LeeE-31976 – 1977a gangAnyone here that went to the Bermuda triangle? We did the run with the Sara toga! It caught fire while we were out!
Boone, John/jjAsroc gunners mate e31976 – 1979WeaponsGreat times good friends remember the vooswa Kevin love,willie Clark,Dwight Gerald,jinx,griff,joe purnnel,Rickey P,divine,vinnie,ace Loddy-da,Curtis heggs
Smith, GaryOS1Jan 1, 1976 – Jun 1978OIHad a great time aboard Vreeland. Had the honor of becoming a Shellback on our cruise to South America. Also had the pleasure GITMO while serving in Vreeland.
McCormick, DonaldQMCMay 1, 1976 – Sep 10, 1979OPSFirst ship, great crew. I was only 17 when I reported aboard. First cruise was south America. Had a great time
Fredericks, Bob (Fred)BT3Jun 1976 – Dec 1978it was a great time(be for piss tests)meet alot of fun and good people
Lyle, WayneSTG1Jun 20, 1976 – Sep 19, 1979Wepons
Driscoll, JohnYNSNJul 1976 – Mar 1979EX
Pattison, Wayne (Pat)OS 3Jul 6, 1976 – Apr 20, 1980opsMiss the navy, miss my friends in Mayport, great crusies S.A. Unitas /78, North Atlantic, Somilia, Dijbouti, Suez canal & Panama canal, good friends Karachi,Divison parties Chief Gouilett, love u Guy's God Bless thecracken48@yahoo
Tarkowski, James E3Jul 15, 1976 – Nov 11, 1981WDGot to see a lot of the world and made great friends
Hillmann, LarryRM3Aug 9, 1976 – Jul 20, 1979OC
Bradley, MikeSTG 3Sep 1976 – Aug 1979WAGreat times and great memories. Just found out STG2 Robert Dundon (76-77) pasted away several years ago. He was a great friend and shipmate.
Woods, DavidMR1Sep 1976 – Jan 1978EngineeringThe Vreeland was my first ship. Was placed in Aux 1 working as a Fireman Apprentice. After 20 years retired as a MR1. I really enjoy the Unitas Cruise. Love to hear from all the guys that were on board during that time.
Anderson, KeithENSIGN- LIEUTENANT(JG)Nov 1976 – Nov 1979OE
Knight, CharlesEM31977 – 1980EWill always remenber the good times and friends onboard the vreeland. Had the the distinct privilege of becoming a shellback on our South America cruise. There;s no brotherhood like that of a Sailor and his fellow shipmates aboard a Ship.
Litke, PaulHT2/HT11977 – 1981RReported aboard the night before sailing on the Unitas cruise, seperated shortly after the IO cruise. Mostly fond memories...
Heller, PaulSM3Jan 1, 1977 – May 1, 1980OC01Good times. Tough SOB's all.
Womack, William (Gunner)E-3Feb 16, 1977 – Aug 20, 1980weaponsHad a great time going to South America and the Middle east and Med cruise. What a parting crew we had.
MacK, BobRETIRED CAPTAINMar 1977 – Sep 1979Reserve Unit Commanding OfficerCame back f after the Med Cruise from Rota to Mayport with my two officers and enlisted crew. Helo crashed on fantail and 5" gun was jammed vertical by waves on homeward transit. My friend, Captain Aquilino had a rough first sailing.
Rys, William (Bill)MM1Mar 1977 – Apr 1978Eng.- M DivisionDid a year on the "Mighty Vree", began with a trip to Gitmo, some trying times in Engineering going through an OPPE, being towed back home, etc. Best part was UNITAS XVIII during the summer of '77. Would do it again...
Jones, GarryBT3Mar 25, 1977 – Aug 1981B
Smart, John AlbertE2Mar 28, 1977 – Mar 8, 1980Infantry Gun CrewsHello, I am trying to find my buddies from on board- I need a Buddy statement to help identify my incident which caused me TBI and other injuries on ship, to commander never entered it in the Ship log- Who can help>?
Rys, William (Bill)MM1Apr 1977 – Apr 1, 1978M-Aux 1 WCSJoined the ship in April, 1977 while in Gitmo (good times?). Thanks to the XO, who was anxious to see a Snipe re-enlist instead of go to the brig or over the hill, I received an offer that I could not refuse, reenlisted and left.
Currier, RobertFTG2May 1977 – Jun 16, 1978WG
Schrader, Willaim T.LTJGJul 1, 1977 – May 15, 1979W2I learned how to be an officer in a great wardroom. Officer Of The Deck underway turned out to be one of the best jobs in the Navy.
Faulk, RichardBMC(SW)Jul 1, 1977 – May 1, 1981Deck
Schrader, BillLTJGJul 15, 1977 – Jan 15, 1979ASWIn retrospect, one of the best tours in my Navy career.
Allen, David Aka DaveIC3Sep 1977 – Nov 21, 1979EngineeringWhat an experiance. Would do it again if I could. Was there for Unitas and the midlle east.Still have the rug & onix mugs I bought in Pakistan.

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