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USS MacDonough (DDG 39) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS MacDonough (DDG 39). 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 363 crew members registered for the USS MacDonough (DDG 39).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1974 | 1975 – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Weidman, HenrySN1961 – 1962OEPlank owner. Maintained the closed circuit TV system in CIC. Went to GITMO.
Beamer, William/davidSNJul 1961 – Feb 1963WeaponsPlank owner of DLG 8. Now living in Indiana. Retired USNR QM1 (1984 - 2001)
Karlak, Cedric (Jim)RM2Aug 1961 – Aug 1965OCPlank Owner - Pre-com in Newport
Kahle, BobST1Aug 7, 1961 – May 20, 1964FOXPlank Owner. Currently Membership Chairman of the USS Macdonough Reunion Association. Great crew. If you want to join our association, contact me at rek1@comcast.net or 732-238-1103
Watson, HarryEM3Sep 20, 1961 – Nov 1, 1961R DivisionEnjoyed my time on the MAC
Brown, Ken Brown ( Brownie)IC 3Nov 4, 1961 – Nov 18, 1963EngineeringCommissioning crew DLG 8. Where are the rest of you guys that commissioned the ship in '63?
Langley, HaroldRM3Mar 10, 1963 – Jun 1, 1964communicationsHad a wild radio crew......Jackie D. and Karlak
Eddy, Roy profile iconEM 3Jul 20, 1964 – Mar 1, 1966R
Cheatwood, BillBT2Nov 1965 – Nov 1967Foward FireroomUSN-R made BT2, before I was discharged. Really miss the guys and the "Mac". Strange that I spent 43-yrs with a Defense Contractor, building Nuclear Reactors for the US Navy. I retired 04/2012.
O'Shea, MikeAug 1966 – Dec 1968First Division Officer ASW Officer
Landon, RobertE5/EN1967 – 1970R DIVA Gang and R Div. 1967-70. Boat engineer, ACR Reefers. Underway after engine room throttle watch.
Thiel, JohnCWO2Jul 20, 1967 – Sep 1, 1970FCO
Tylla, Rick (Lizard)RD31968 – 1971OII've kept in touch with Curtin, Grafft, Wallace, Giroux, Bryan, and Foster. I got reconnected with Gary Beanland at the last reunion 2009.
Darlington, JerryEN31968 – 1971R Division
Zander, JamesMar 1969 – Dec 1969ElectronicsETN2on the 1969 Med cruise
Smith, GaryE4Apr 27, 1969 – Feb 23, 1973B& R
Smith, Gary / SmittyE4Jul 18, 1969 – Feb 23, 1973RI was onboard so long, I knew every hiding place on board the ole MAC.
Kastraba, GaryOS31970 – 1973OIServed with Bader, Curtain, Hull, Cain, Zelinko, Phil, Duncan, Lizard, ETC. Ship was decommisioned in 1973 for AA modernization. Went back to work at Ford Motor until I retired.
Grafft, PhilRD31970 – 1972OII continue to be in touch with Chief Burnett, Bryan, Curtin, Foster, Giroux, Tyler, and Wallace. Recently go tinformation on Kastraba, and am going to try and expand the search for Zelenko, Shepis, and others.
Foster, GregoryRD1970 – 1972OIBeen to several reunions. It was great to see CPO Burnett, and many of my radar buddies again. Tylla, Curtin, Kastraba,Grafft,Bryant. Retired after 34 yrs with a major telephone co. Widowed twice but always moving ahead.
Tannery, FrankRM3Nov 1, 1970 – 1973OpsAnyone who i served with on the Mac from 1970-73 are welcome to email me anytime. Gene
Fennell, FredBT21971 – 1972Engineering, Forward and After Firerooms
Gelbhaar, Stan (Stretch)RD3Jan 1971 – Aug 1972RadarYes I remember the ole MAC. I remember some of the guys but not all of them. Cain, Shepis, Chief Burnett, Graft, Hoffman, Johnson (surfer),Bader, Kastraba, Foster, Giroux and Jones.
Bader, GordonOS3Jan 7, 1971 – Jul 1, 1973OIWorked in CIC & ECM. Had a great time, sorry to have heard that she went to the scrap yard. We decommissioned her in Phil & returned to college. Where is Galvin, Shepas, Jones, Chief Burnett, Hull, Cain, Roddy, Kastraba, Duncan & everyone e
Clement, Robert AlanFTM1Mar 1971 – Aug 1972
Duncan, ButchosMar 17, 1971 – Jun 15, 1973OILeft Macdonough-to W H Standley Retired from Navy 1993
Hansen, Bill (Yaroslav)GMT-3May 1971 – Aug 19734th (ASW)I was a Square Barrel Gunners Mate on the Mac from May of 71, until the decommissioning in Philadelphia summer of 73. Then I served on the Furer (DEG 6) until my discharge in 74. I just retired after 36 years teaching.
Visnesky, George SkiMM3Jun 1971 – Mar 1973R Divisionknew J Darlington and G Smith of Mac good vets
Hansen, Melvinos31972 – 1973operationsIt was along time ago. I don't remember to much from that time.
Smith, Quentin SmittyETNSNFeb 15, 1972 – May 15, 1973OEWorked for John Caldwell
Smith, H. LeeRD2/OS2Mar 15, 1972 – Mar 3, 1973OIMed '72.... DECOMM '73
Strange, Christopher { Doc )SAMay 20, 1972 – Jan 31, 1973DeckLot of time chipping and painting. Qualified helmsman on bridge, General Quarters station in CIC as a plotter. Interesting learning how to write backwards so they can read on the other side of the board. First cruises.
Bork, BillMM3Aug 10, 1972 – Jul 1, 1973EngineeringDecommissioned her in Philly as DLG-8. First and best ship I ever served on. Tried to get assigned to her during refit, but the EO had other plans.
Holliman, JesseBT21973 – 1977B DivisionForward Fireroom with some great guys. If I close my eyes I can still see the fireroom. The first job I was given was to go bilge diving to learn where all the systems where. BT1 Williams taught us how to do it right.
Overby, GlennEM3Jan 1973 – Jul 1, 1973EM DeptGood Times
Clemons, PaulBM3Mar 1973 – 1977DeckWhat a memory I had when I found this sight. Cheif Gray, Kirkindale, Spizhorski, Blowers, Massa, Jeff Hannon, Nato Cruise, it all came flooding back. WOW...If anyone remembers me drop me a email. Paul Clemons BM 3rd class.
Watkins, GraydonSKCMay 17, 1973 – May 1977S-1Leading Chief Supply. Nickname Rhett. Retired in 1977 from the "Happy Mac" as SKCS Selectee.
Zbichorski, Joe (Ski)E2Sep 1, 1973 – 19741st Div
Lee, BobbyBT2Dec 1973 – Jun 1977I was in #2 fireroom except for 1 1/2 years in the oil shack. Would like to hear from any shipmates Snipes or not
Keca, KeithBT1974 – 1978Would enjoy hearing from any old friend. Email kumakura@comcast.net
Tucker, BruceBT21974 – 1979Bgreat ship and great crew. where you at charlie wilkins?
Mesa, Anthony {tony}Seaman1974 – Sep 16, 19771ST DIVISIONI remember the good times at sea & in port. Leblanc & Gauthier buying motorcycles, big Mahoney getting married, And when I walked off the ship for the last time. Bells & the words {Plank Owner, Departing}
Whitehill, ArchieLTJG1974 – 19761stServed as 1st LT
Temple, DeanSA1974 – 1975deckMet great guys. San Juan, St Croix, Nova Scotia,Gitmo, good times.Paint locker king, Jimmy Watson where are you? Can't remember all the names,but, can see the faces. Only regret, wish I would have put in more effort :(
Brown, MikeEM31974 – 1976E divisionGreat ship. Good friends with David Balzotti and Elmer Babbs. Retired after 29 years. 1981 Atlantic Fleet Sailor if the year. Commissioned as LDO in 1983. Worked for EMC Siler and EM1 Jenks.
Gonzalez, HectorFTM11974 – May 10, 1978FOXI was assigned to the 1974 pre-comm and stayed until my EAOS, 1978. I mostly reminisce about the good times aboard the Mighty Mac. I recall a missile firing drill off the coast of Cuba. We shot down 16 drones.
Balzotti, DavidEM3Jan 1974 – Jun 1976Engineering
Gartner, Charles (Chuck)Jan 1, 1974 – Sep 30, 1977CDI was Data Systems Technician Chief and I had the greatest crew of misfits ever known. We were part of UNITAS and later a NATO participant. We had a bad ass MAA we called Shaft, he tried to get most of my guys for pot smoking. We won.
McNeill, ScottPN3Jan 10, 1974 – Aug 11, 1977OIMy first navy ship. Plankowner at 2nd commissioning. The best ship experience in my navy career.
Fischer, Daniel/fishEWFeb 1974 – Apr 1976OiTo anyone who made the Nato Cruise in '75, just how much fun was Amsterdam? I remember baiting Shaft with a baggy of unmarked red vitamin pills that he found during a search. He really thought he had me! NOT Email me!
Babbs, ElmerPC3Feb 5, 1974 – Feb 17, 1977Postal ClerkLiving in South Bend, IN I have been to a couple of the ships reunions. Working for the USPS now.
McCarson, James (Mac)FNMay 1974 – 1975engineeringMade alot of good friends. Hope all are well. May God Bless.
Ellis, JimEns/Lt jgMay 1974 – 1977Assist Communications officer and DCAMy first ship after being commissioned an officer. What a great experience. Looking back I looked 12 years old. I loved my men and wish I had been a better officer.I am now an attorney in Albuquerque, NM
Mathewson, Charlie (Chuck)YN3 (YN2)May 1974 – Apr 1976NAV/ADMINFirst surface vessel ever assigned to (first of many). The MACDONOUGH was re-commissioned. I enjoyed my 2 years onboard and the exercises we done - Rosie Roads, PR, Gitmo, Cuba and the time spent in Charleston, SC
Michaelson, DellisFTG-2May 4, 1974 – Jun 26, 1978FoxGood to see some names from the past.
Curry, Ronald (Pat)DSCMay 5, 1974 – May 9, 1977NTDS
Campbell, BobRM3Jun 12, 1974 – Nov 20, 1976OperationsWould like to get in touch with a few friends who did the NATO cruise. Time Swaford, Terry Bradshaw and a few others.
Dececco, Dan Aka DouchebagBT3Nov 22, 1974 – Dec 19, 1976EngWow what a long strange trip its been. Still married 34 years, retired at 51, now I just hang out at my kids lot and piss them off. Tommy Tucker? I found J D Drown but not wilkins. A lot has changed

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