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USS Valdez (FF 1096) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Valdez (FF 1096). 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 247 crew members registered for the USS Valdez (FF 1096).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Lee, JoeSNJan 25, 1923 – Feb 28, 1982M
Davila, JesusSN1974 –2NDPLANKOWNER
Charlton, Monroe (Butch)IC21974 – Dec 17, 1975EPlankowner
Bridges, JerrySHC1974 – 1977SupplyBest sea duty, great C.O. loved this ship.
Flowers, Danile,dannymm31974 – 1978engeneringBest ship i ever sailed on
Blackburn, RichardSH11974 – 1975Supply
Cooper, DonEM21974 – 1977R DivisionPlank Owner
Haneman, ChuckQM1Mar 1974 – Nov 1977OSPLANK OWNER - Great ship, great crew. I joined the Navy to see the world and ended up seeing a lot of it. As a young, green kid, I did a lot of growing up on that ship. I am so thankful for that experience.
Bruggemann, CharlieSTGCSApr 1974 – Jan 1979Pre-comm crew and Plank Owner
Garner, RickMMCApr 1974 – Nov 1981DD883I was with the selres crew and just loved the new moon when there was a clear sky. Still miss those nights.
Leasure, EarlE3Apr 1974 – 1976repair
Albrecht, LarryETCSApr 1974 – Sep 1977OPSPrecom and Plank owner
Koch, DennisENSApr 1974 – Dec 1976SupplyPlank owner. The fun I had on the USS Valdez was the reason I stayed in the Navy. I retired 22 years later (CDR) still looking for a command with such great people.
Farrar, MichaelBT2Apr 10, 1974 – Nov 9, 1977MAKES YOU WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL OF US PLANK OWNERS DOESN'T IT????
Overkott, BobSTG2Apr 10, 1974 – Dec 4, 1977
Dishman, Roy B.HT3Apr 18, 1974 – Sep 18, 1975RepairPlank Owner of USS Valdez
Saxton, Bob SaxtonMM2May 1974 – May 1976Eng.Great Capt./ship & crew
Saxton, Bob SaxtonMM2May 16, 1974 – May 21, 1976EngineeringGreat ship Great Crew....Seychelles Islands day after shellback intiation was a God send.....Captain Pedin was the best skipper a squid could have wanted.
Hallack, Marshall (Woodstock)SMSNMay 30, 1974 – Jan 30, 1977CommsBoarded as a plank owner at the ripe age of 17, made 3 cruises including shake down in Cuba. Hit 28 countries while aboard. Have many fond memories...some maybe not so fond. (Iran in '76) We achieved excellence.
Smith, Steven [smitty]gmgsnJun 1974 – Oct 19752nd DivisionPlankowner was proud to have ben one of three ships to qualify for gun fire support in 1975 The 5" gun crew's part of the ships first Battle "E"
Brogdon, Howard/samSM1Jun 16, 1974 – Mar 16, 1975CSPLANKOWNER
Hayden, JeffEW2Jun 23, 1974 – Aug 19, 1976OEPlank owner
Cracraft, DougFTG3Jul 16, 1974 – 1981
Flowers, DanielMM3Jul 20, 1974 – Jan 20, 1978Machinst MatePlank Owner
Holthoser, RichardFTG 2Jul 28, 1974 – Sep 12, 1977CS 2
Anderson, JonYN3Aug 1974 – Jan 1978
Zecchin, John (Zeke)MMSNOct 1974 – Aug 1976supply loading the shellbacks pastry with laxatives when we crossed the equator were two of the best things I ever got away with. Thanks Chief Phillips. Serving pea soup for midrats while watching the Exorcist was a lot of fun also.
Stroppel, VernonHTFN1975 – 1977Repair
Strickland, Phil (Strick)qmsn1975 – 1977quartermasterWOW! Best time was Greece.Thank you Chief Edwards and Captain Pedin for all the good times at sea. Hats off to all.
Gray, CarlEN2Jan 1975 – Mar 1978A GangLooking for crewmembers from 1975 -1978,especially BTC Willie McCray (Mac/Heavy). You can find me on Facebook or email: biggygray1@hotmail.com
King, BobOS2Jul 1975 – Feb 1979OIWho's Got The Bubble?
Thomsen, LyleYN1Aug 10, 1975 – Jul 11, 1977X
Willette, BarryMM3Aug 19, 1975 – Jun 28, 1977M DIVISIONSailed hundred thousand miles plus in Navy enjoyed sailing on this ship best
Hook, RonaldSKCSSep 6, 1975 – Sep 6, 1978S-1 DIVISIONRetired from NAVSUPWSS as Program Manager 30 November 2017. Boarded FF-1096 during Mid East Cruse.
Walters, Gary (Starduster 2)EWSNDec 1975 – May 1977OEElectronic Warfare Operations-best part of time on board was January 1976 when ship sailed to Seychelles Islands in Southern Indian Ocean. Also got to see Athens, Greece, Tunisia, Split Yugoslavia, Palma Majorica, Spain, etc. Bicentenial Cruise too
Monroe, RussEN2Dec 24, 1975 – May 18, 1980R A GangWonderful memories on the Super V
Moore, VanSTG11976 – 1978AS
Wright, MacKOS21976 – 1979OI
Elliott, TomEM21976 – 1977ESome of my best Navy Days
Ellington, BennieBT2Jan 1976 – 1977EReported for duty in Bahrain 1976. My first port of call was the Seychelles islands.
Freeman, DaleSTGSNMar 1976 – Mar 16, 1979SonarSteaming V----a from South Carolina. Man, we never stopped! Middle East, Med Cruise, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, local ops in Puerto Rico, Norfolk, Newport & Boston! We felt unbeatable with Shakey Jake leading us! HA!
Langley, DanaMM2Apr 1976 – Jul 28, 1980M Div
Bennett, CarlAT3Apr 1976 – 1979Air Division HSL-36
Riddle, JerryATCApr 1, 1976 – Apr 30, 1979Air Detachment
Grubb, Jeffrey David { Jd }EM3Jun 1976 – Feb 2, 1980ECame aboard in Charleston. Got off in newport three and a half years and 26 countries later. We sure did get around.
Sneed, CharlieLTJGJun 1976 – May 1980MPA
Grubb, JeffEM3Jun 1976 – Feb 1980E
Mains, RollinEM2Jun 5, 1976 – Aug 15, 1980EMeet the Valdez when it was stationed Charleston S.C. and did many cruises. NATO, Africa, Carribbean, Med, Suez Canal, Indian Ocean. Left her in Plymouth, England during the NATO cruise. Saw her when she was in Newport, R.I. Sure do miss everyone.
Grice, Gary (Triple G)LTJGJul 1976 – Apr 19792nd and ASWThe Super V from Southern C, shinning brass and kissing ass!! Mid East, Med, N. Atlantic and S. Atlantic. Never thought I would survive the assignment much less 20 years! LCDR, Ret.
Brissette, Paul/marcelRM3Jul 1976 – Sep 22, 1979OperationsReported aboard the "Steaming V" in Port Everglades after 3 weeks in transit barracks in Charleston S.C. Med-Cruise76-77. NATO Cruise 77.TAD USS MacDonough DDG-39. Africa/S.America cruise 77-78. Bethelem Steel Boston MA
Brissette, PaulRM3Jul 1976 – Sep 22, 1979OperationsBoarded in Pt. Everglades Fl. following the Valdez returning from Bicentennial Cruise. IC3 Jack Carroll & myself arrived together in 76 and departed the same day in 79! 1st meeting A School San Diego Coincidence U say?
Carroll, JackIC3Jul 16, 1976 – Sep 27, 1979EThe Valdez was a steaming ship. Lots of great countries, great places and best were the people I met. Today I look back and see how lucky i was to be in the Navy on such a great ship.
Arellanes, CharlieSK3Aug 1976 – Apr 1980Supply
Heyse, GenoE5/MRSep 1976 – Jun 1979RHaze gray and under way. 12 degrees 56 minutes west.
Ingersoll, Dale/ Spanky profile iconSHSADec 1976 – Jul 29, 1980Supply seamanBeen trying to find Timothy Slue or slope
McGee, CharlesMM 2Dec 10, 1976 – May 30, 1980MGreat learning experience, E2 to MM2, messenger of the watch to EOOW! Lessons learnt served me well. Made a lot of friends, and saw a lot of the world together. Would not change a thing!
Jones, RandyQM-3Dec 17, 1976 – Jun 20, 1980navigationbecame shellback. med cruise. northatlantic. south america

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