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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 240 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
Markham, Robert "bob"STG11978 – 1982WAI remember the Indian Ocean cruise, many fun hours in Sonar Control & CIC, poker and cribbage, the yards in Bath Maine and discharge in April of 1982 after being unable to get the duty station I wanted for instructor duty!
Douglas, FrederickBT31978 – 1979B divhello boys I'm still alive
Kopf, GaryBT31978 – 1981BThe middle east and med cruise. What a time and place(s) to be 18. Honorable discharge in Maine drydock.
Crandall, DavidBM1978 – 1980WDHello boys and girls you have Been Sun F$#ked
Gibson, LonRM11978 – 1979CR
Lauff, Georgee-3Jan 2, 1978 – Aug 25, 1979engineeringdont remember a lot,was young having a good time,mid-east cruise sticks with me,wish I could locate thompson and big-john,have talked with Lexvold over the years he is looking for rick if n e one knows anything let me kn
Caldwell, MarkIC2Jan 25, 1978 – Jan 8, 1980EngineeringLots of good memories and good friends. Do not miss the Middle east but loved the souvenirs and memorabilia we brought back to the states from Pakistan. Still have some.
Stein, AlSTG3Mar 10, 1978 – Aug 1, 1979OEIO cruise 78-79. On board when Helo crashed on deck in late 78. Hi to Bradley, Servadio, Washington, Rogers, Kacmar,Blackwell, Stratmeyer. Who can forget STG3(Barf)Wilson....is he still swimming out of the Mayport basin?
Raines, Dave (Airman)PHANMar 10, 1978 – Oct 10, 1979OEHi all! I was your attached photographer for the "Longest Summer" 78-79 Mideast crew. What a thrill to find this site. I am so proud to have served with you shipmates, what a unique group of guys! Dave "Airman" Raines
0derkirk, DavidAE2Apr 1978 – Feb 1979HSL 36 (DET 1) AIRGreat memories; my 1st ship, great crew, that whiskey shack in Djibouti (during refuelings!), that beach party in Karachi. Not so good; losing our helo at Suez and paying for it; then later crashing it. I was LSE. Still picking pieces outa my butt!
Chaney, KirbyBT2May 1978 – Jan 1982BFrom just before the I/O in 78 and left during GITMO in 82. Only ship I had the pleasure of knowing. Only wanted out then and only good memories now. Sure would like to know which BT's, MM's and others are alive or dead. kkirb@yahoo.com
Moore, Robert STGCJul 1978 – Jun 1981ASWwas "lost at sea" with crew of HSL36 in red sea dec 78
Peters, Bernard (Jeff)ASW Second Class Petty OfficerJul 1, 1978 – Feb 1, 1980Flight CrewmanOn the Vreeland during 78-79 Mid East cruise. Helo ASW Crewman when we landed on the Belgin Freighter. Crashed on the flight deck. Good to see a few of the crew on the web site. Wondered often what happened to you all.
Morris, Claude "Bud"STG2Nov 1978 – Aug 1983
Nabors, Douglas MudboneE3Dec 27, 1978 – Aug 21, 1981
Nabors, Douglas MudboneDec 27, 1978 – Aug 21, 1981those were the days indeed lots of fun with my guys ace,homer swarn,die-hard,griff,vinnie,kevin love,budda studman and the list goes on the med cruise of 79-80 was the stuff dreams are made, holla back,your friend mudbone
Jones, Bradystgsn1979 – 1982weaponsServed with a lot of great guys and learned a lot about life. I think about it a lot. Been driving a truck the last 24 years. It's not the same but I have my own command. Have a greatfamily. Thanks guys for the memories.
Giesenschlag, RobertOS2Jan 1979 – Jan 1984OI
Brendle, BobBT-3Feb 1, 1979 – Jun 28, 1981 Good times that will last a life time.
Morris, ClaudeStg2Jul 1, 1979 – Oct 5, 1983WAA long strange trip indeed. One that I would never change. Many many memories and friends. Some that I still keep in touch with. A mighty ship with an equally able crew.
Bakken, CraigFTG3Aug 1, 1979 – Aug 1, 1980FGWhat a trip! A great group of guys. I remember those wonderful fanfires,and the Capt with Holts automatic M1!
Palmer, CharlesNC11980 – 1983Overall the best ship and best duty in my career.
Landess, WaltMM21980 – 1986M LIVED ON THIS SHIP FOR FOUR YEARS. ALOT OF GREAT TIMES HAD.
Scoggins, MichaelBMSN1980 – 1984deckwould like to hear from bob schmidt brady jones mel labelle or chief laranaga.too many too mention.saw some pics. from one sight from where we were sending water to the greek ferry.think i spotted chief laranaga& steve donavan.hope u all ok
Waters, Miles, MuddyMM21980 – 1983M/ A gangFirst of 5 ships I served on. Best comand and crew i ever served with. Best friend was Thurmond " animal " Bush. I will never forget that cold winter in Bath Maine.
Farrell, JoeSm21980 – 1982OcHad some great times on the mighty vree. I was partying pretty hard in those days. Still looking for Steve Donovan. I sure do miss those days. Take care.
Ellis, Albert,gatorht2Feb 1980 – Feb 1984rbest time of my life
Ellis, AlbertE4Mar 21, 1980 – 1984R
O'Donnell, Mark (OD)MM2May 1980 – Sep 1983MWould like to hear from any MM's or BT's.
Glenn, DavidBT2May 1980 – Jul 1982EngineeringCame on board the Mighty Vree while in the ship yards in Bath Maine. Sailed many excursions with a great bunch of sailors. Lots of lifetime memories. Will never forget seeing The Rolling Stones in concert while in Italy.
Woody, HomerMMFAJun 1980 – Dec 1983A-Gang,
Dean, GeorgeRmsnJun 28, 1980 – Mar 15, 1982communications/operations dept.I had to run the ship down.but I very well enjoyed the travel and time it took me to arrive.finally caught the Vreeland in Antwept,Belguim.It was cold when I arrived,but istayed until March15,1982.I miss those good days.
Martin, DavidIC1(SW)Aug 15, 1980 – Aug 15, 1985EGreat times, great memories, great friends
Steely, JimMM3Oct 1980 – Jul 1984A Gang, Aux 1, Main Control
Becker, DavidMS3Nov 24, 1980 – Oct 12, 1982S2WOULD LIKE TO FIND ANYBODY WHO WAS ON THE MIGHTY VREE FROM THE DAYS AT THE BATH IRON WORKS TO THE MED CRUSE OF JUNE 1982
Carr, JosephBT 21981 – 1983BWE WORKED HARD AND PLAYED HARDER. THE BEST GROUP OF SAILORS I HAD THE PLEASURE OF KNOWING.
Cummings, Jimmy profile iconMM 21981 – 1983M-DivCame to Vree.in Bath Maine.Went through reftre,gitmo,Panama canal,middle east,suez canal and all points in between.Mark Odonnell and Mad Jack were my best friends on ship. jimcu1960@yahoo.com
Richards, Benstg sn1981 – 1982WAonly on board for short time bath/mayport gittmo,jamaica
Bedford, Kevin profile iconFN1981 – Sep 1983A Division / A-GangCame aboard awaiting "A" school Stayed for a Year.
Hofer, JamesMM11981 – 1987R-DivI started in A-Gang and later went on to Supervise Aux-1
Miskovits, EricE1Jan 1, 1981 – Oct 24, 1982Foward berthing
Schwartz, GregoryE-5/SK2Jul 1981 – Apr 1984supply
Gualandri, ToddSTG1 (SW)Jul 10, 1981 – Aug 28, 1985walookin to hear from som of you, like rattman and hebert
Mills, CharlesSTG2Aug 1981 – Dec 1984Weapons
Queen, RussellBMSNAug 1981 – Sep 19821st divisionMy time on the Vreeland was very memoriable. Saw the Carribean, Mediteranian and I/O. When I left the ship it was in the I/O and I had to leave some gear on the ship. Never made it back to the Vreeland to retrieve it.
Vittorio, William (Vito)GMT2Sep 23, 1981 – Apr 1983weapons
Rosenberg, JonFC2Nov 1, 1981 – Dec 1, 1985wghey steve pierce where are you how bout you charlie nodel im still kicking how about you guys?

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