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USS Elmer Montgomery (FF 1082) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Elmer Montgomery (FF 1082). 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 307 crew members registered for the USS Elmer Montgomery (FF 1082).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1972 | 1973 – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1990 | 1991 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Butler, DaveEtn21973 – 1975OEServed on the Magoo during the Mid East cruise in 73' and various short evolutions
Hoosier, Ivan (Little Doc)HM2Jan 1973 – Aug 1975OXEnjoyed making two cruises onboard, one to the Med/North Atlantic and second to South America/Africa/Middle East. The crew was great along with the memories of ELMO.
Harding, Dave (Hayseed)BT2Mar 1973 – Sep 1976Bdidn't know what a boiler was when I joined, wound up working with them 38 years. plenty of good times and friends aboard the elmo. two med cruises and a mid east cruise. blue nose and shellback. memories of shipmates
Palmquist, JeffreyYN3Apr 1, 1973 – Mar 1, 1976OX divisionI'll never forget the soccer games in the Middle East. The time we offered the Jordanians Coca Cola and it almost strarted an international incident because only Israel was allowed to drink Coke. And the Schlitz!!!
Spence, BlaneIC3May 1973 – Apr 1975R'73: Med, North Sea (300 mi above artic circle), Baltic Sea, back in Med during Yom Kippur war with JFK task force '74: crossed equator enroute to Indian Ocean around S. Africa (before Suez was reopened), Red Sea, Persian Gulf Many fond memor
Stearns, Rollin/ ElmerETR3Oct 20, 1973 – Oct 28, 1976OEWorked mainly on radar sytems
Ehler, FrankBT 1st classDec 3, 1973 – Jun 12, 1982BI just wanted to look back of some of my days in the Navy. I am still doing the same job now that i did in the navy, 40+ operating boilers. I know my best time on the ship was when we crossed the Equator 10 October 1974
Schermerhorn, DanBT3Jan 1974 – Sep 1975BWasn't my best of efforts, sorry fellas,
Workman, FredPN3Mar 29, 1974 – Sep 17, 1976Operations
George, DenisSA2Apr 1974 – Jul 19761stI had a great time on the Magoo.
George, DenisE2Apr 20, 1974 – Apr 20, 19761stI came aborad after the Med cruise in 74 and was on the Middleeast cruise 74-75 and was part of the Shellback fun 10-10-74 on the way from S. America to Africa. Had many fun Port a Calls with a great group of guys.
Sersch, CharlesBTFNJul 15, 1974 – Feb 6, 1976
McDaniel, MikeETN3Sep 1, 1974 – Oct 1, 1975ETThis was my first ship, and my cruse. I still remember the nicknames, Mitch, Bull, Animal, and Ugs. And playing scout with Doc while training with the Marines at FT Story.
Allen, DonOS21975 – 1979OIHad a great time aboard the Monty.
Broadway, Ray/ (Broadway Joe)MM2Mar 1975 – Nov 1979A gang
Sole, GarySTG1Mar 17, 1975 – Aug 18, 1978ASTransferred on board as leading MK114 FC tech. Went on MED Cruise in 1976. Ultimately became LPO until discharge in 1978. Great Ship, Great Crew!
Carpenter, DavidBMSNMay 1975 – Oct 19781sthad alot of great times on the magoo playing spades in the ballroom and cruising the med. miss the old gang.
Carpenter, DaveBMSNMay 1975 – Oct 19781st
Harden, LeviChief Storekeeper/E7May 13, 1975 – Oct 3, 1977SupplyCommander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet designated Montgomery winner of the Supply "E" for excellence exhibited during annual supply inspection for year ending 30 June 1975.Thanks to Supply Department.
Sanders, RodneyHT2Jul 8, 1975 – Nov 8, 1977RWhat a Ball
Deis, Donald (Troll)BTFNNov 1975 – 1979MISS THE OLD DAYS
Storbakken, AlRM E31976 – 1977radiomanI am the one who fell off the mast in 1977. We were in dry dock in Philly and I fell 30 ft. I am fine now and am having a good life. Thanks for all the prayers and hope all are doing well. Anyone know where Glen Onnesite is?
Radtke, Gary (Rat)E41976 – 1979BTMy time aboard the ship was a great learning experience. It helped make who I am today.
Wilson, William ( Bill)MACHINEST MATE FN TO 2ND CLASS POMar 1976 – Aug 1980M-Worked in Aux 1 Machinery Room. Stood MMOW and Messanger. Worked with a great buch of men. I do miss them to this day. Had a ggod time and some bad times. I respected each of the guys that knew me.
McLendon, DonaldEW1Mar 1976 – Jun 1977OIEW1 onboard
Peterson, David MM1Apr 1976 – Aug 1978M Div'76 Med cruise (have cruise book) '77 Philly overhaul '78 Reftrain Gitmo Lots of memories, lots of little ports, and yet we survived.
Buchanan, Dennis E.ETR-2Apr 14, 1976 – Oct 17, 1977OETransfered from TRENTON(LPD-14). Came aboard in April as IFF Technician, as ship had CASREPT'd for one in preparation for going to the MED. As a ETR-2, I became LPO of OE Division. Was LPO until discharge in Oct. 1977. Met a lot of good people.
Pittman, SkipGMT2May 1976 – May 1980ASI'm looking forward to catching-up with my former shipmates during this years reunion.
Gingerich, Terry (Gringo)os3Jun 19, 1976 – Jun 19, 1980opsold enough to know better still young enough not to care
Hoaas (Hoss), DaveGMG2Sep 1976 – Feb 19802nd (BPDSMS Missile Launcher)Drop me an email. I WILL answer (eventually). Love to hear from the old "MaGoo Crew". I've got a ton of stories and pics.
Pestka, JohnMM1Nov 15, 1976 – Aug 28, 1978M DivisionWorked in Aux1.
Seelbach, RobertSK31977 – 1980SUPPLYWhats going on? Had the best time on the magoo.Three cruises in three years,north atlantic,mid east and med. anybody hear from bartamis,or castro?
Napier, RobertTM21977 – 1980weapons
Swank, LeslieRM2Jan 1, 1977 – Jun 30, 1979COMMUNICATIONS
Follis, Dennis Flo Mm2MM2 (SW)Mar 1977 – Nov 2, 1981MReliving to good old days.
Reyes, RobertEW2May 1977 – Sep 13, 1979OIHad alot of good friends and had a lot of good times. Final Middle East cruise in 79 was a blast. Email me if you get a chance and we will chat.
McCollem, Jim (Bam Bam)YNSNJun 1977 – Jan 4, 1979OPSDoes anyone hear from YNSN Richardson or YN3 Ralph Aguilar or SK3 Gene in the ships store? These are the only people I remember. Got my bell rung in Iraq in 2004 and I am retired now. Hate retirement.
Meyer, MichaelE4Jun 1977 – Jun 1979R division
Copeland, KenMM2Jun 1, 1977 – Jun 1, 1980ENGINEERINGWHAT AN ADVENTURE !
Burke, DavidSTG2Jul 1977 – Jul 1979ASI WAS THE FIRST 17 TECH ABOARD AFTER IT WAS INSTALLED.
Ponton, JoestgsnSep 1977 – Feb 1980ASI heard that the next reunion is in Annapolis MD. I was with the ship for the northern wedding and the mideast cruise in 1979. I'm looking for Rick Watson and Dennis Reed.
Hopkins, DennisENS/LTJGSep 5, 1977 – Jun 30, 19802nd/OEMy first sea tour. Was assigned as Gunnery/Missile officer for 2nd Division with GMCS Don Tucker as LCPO. Later was assigned as EMO for OE Division with ETC Rick Brunner as LCPO. Retired 2003 as CAPT, USN; was CO FFG-60.
Miller, DavidBTFR TO BT2Sep 15, 1977 – Aug 15, 1981BMy first ship. What a blast, 18 years old and they were paying me to have that much fun. Learned a lot too. That's why I've stayed in for 27 years.
Miller, DavidBT2Sep 15, 1977 – Jun 1981B DivisionFirst ship. Came aboard while in the yard at Philly. Went from FR to BT2. Great ship made a lot of friends. Good memories, had tons of fun. Decided to make the Navy a career and did 28 years in all.
Kavan, Evan profile iconBM2Sep 30, 1977 – Jul 25, 1981Deck DivisionI remember the Elmer Magoo with fondness. At times life aboard was a pain but most of the time was truly an adventure I will always remember. I often wonder if I should have stayed in, but if I had I wouldn't be in the film biz here in L.A.
Anderson, AllenOS2Oct 1977 – May 1980OI
Smith, KemperSTG2Oct 13, 1977 – Feb 2, 1981waWas SQS 35 VDS sonar tech
Smith, Doug "Smitty"MSSNOct 26, 1977 – Mar 25, 1981REMEMBER THE SHELL BACK CERAMONY THE RESCURE OF THE HATIENS, THE SWIM CALL IN THE INDIAN OCEAN "SEA SNAKES" WE WERE COMNAVTASKFORCE 77 WHILE THE LaSALLE WAS IN DRY DOCK. CASINO NIGHTS GENERALQUATERS IN THE STRIGHTS OF HARMOOSE SHOOTING THE MOON
Greco, JimQM2(SW)Nov 1977 – Apr 1981QM GangAdmin's note: This entry was set up by Jim Greco, however, he passed away in 2006. The email address associated with the entry is no longer valid and the entry only remains on the list to inform his old shipmates of the sad news.
Day, JohnRM3Nov 1977 – Sep 1980OC DIVISIONRMC PIERCEY RM2 CHASTEEN RM3 SIMMONS HEY GUYS MISS YOU ALL WHAT A GREAT SHIP AND WHAT A GREAT BUNCH OF SHIPMATES

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