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USS Coontz (DDG 40) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Coontz (DDG 40). 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 343 crew members registered for the USS Coontz (DDG 40).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1969 | 1970 – 1975 | 1976 – 1977 | 1978 – 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – now

Pilant, LeroyBT3Apr 1960 – Dec 1963BI would be happy to connect with any of my old shipmates. I have the contact info for several others that I've stayed in touch with. You can contact me at:, or call me at 509 990-5150.
Patterson, Terry (Pat)RD#Oct 1960 – Apr 1964OI
Day, DavidSEAMANOct 10, 1960 – Aug 8, 1963deckcrew
Sanders, GeorgeSC31961 – 1966SupplyWould like to have contact with some my old shipmates. send me an E-mail(mail call)
Pintar, KenRD21961 – 1963OICoolest ship I rode during a 32 year career
Durazo, AlbertFTG-31962 – 1963Weapons
Claudius, Jr, H. GordonLTJGApr 3, 1962 – Feb 19, 1964OPERATIONS - CICI helped relieve the commissioning crew, a great group of men. We were an elite ship of the navy, and we performed like it. It was an experience I will never forget before returning to civilian life for a career in Physics/Engineering.
Davis, Harral BryanFTM2Sep 25, 1962 – Aug 15, 1964WFGreat ship,great crew, below average officers, if you want to contact old ship mates, USS Coontz reunion is held yearly, contact me at
Kizziah, Henry RichardSM2/SM11963 – 1968OCI served on-board when the Boiler blew and 2 shipmates were killed off the coast of Vietnam.. also aboard when the 19 NVN Prisoners were taken after their PT Boats were sunk in the Tonkin Gulf, don't know if we hit any them,
Iler, HjohnMT2Jan 1963 – Aug 5, 1964WeaponsJoined DLG 9 during Westpac in Japan. Left ship in San Diego before she left for Gulf of Tonkin.
Pipal, RonMM2Jan 26, 1963 – Jun 27, 1966Engineering
Burkett, CecilE4Feb 13, 1963 – Feb 13, 1967Weapons AsrocI went to college after getting discharged. I worked for the Newport News Shipbuilding for a year before accepting a job with a NASA contractor, then a NASA Civil Servant. I retired from NASA In 2010.
Van Vlack, WilliamMTSNFeb 16, 1963 – Jul 31, 1963WM
Evans, George (Gunner)FTM2Mar 1963 – Aug 1963FoxJust finished AN/SPG-55A Radar School but we had so many radar techs that I went to work on the Mk 68 GFCS (AN/SPG 53 Radar).
Bennett, Wailen (Red) profile iconFTM-2Mar 1, 1963 – Aug 8, 1964WFPlease visit USSCOONTZASSOCIATION.Com and join our association. We have annual reunions, the next will be in San Antonio TX Red Bennett
Geiser, TerryMM3Mar 1, 1964 – Sep 13, 1966MServed aboard the Coontz as DLG9
Dodson, Don R.ETR2May 10, 1964 – Jan 13, 1967Operations Electronics OEPart of the crew of Tonkin Gulf Pirates of 1966
Birman, GarrySEAMANAug 1964 – Jun 1965deck crewi was on board when 2 boilers blew and killed 2 crewmen
Bajgrowicz, DennisFTG-3Nov 1964 – Aug 1966WEPONS3 high speed boats attack us and are boomed by navy jets, capture prisoners at sea first time since ww2
Hand, WillBM3Aug 11, 1965 – Oct 2, 1969Water Trans. Occups. 911Boatswain's Mate, Vietnam Service Will Hand passed away 10/5/2012 at age 67 from end stage lung disease. RIP Dad...we love you
Rollberg, Daniel/dan/dannyIC2Aug 18, 1965 –R
Myers, Joseph (Joe)SNSep 16, 1965 – Jun 30, 1969Ship's ServicemanNEED HELP!. Suffering from agent orange and have been denied VA benefits I need to prove I was on shore, which I was. Could some one help me with a 'buddy statement' to verify I was on shore (river boats). Very ill.
Wilson, PaulBT2Nov 1965 – Sep 15, 1969BI was in Aft. Fireroom. Than went into the Seabees as a Steelworker.
Short, KennethIC2 (Interior Communications PO2)1966 – May 1967E Division
Hassell, JerryIC2Jul 16, 1966 – 1969R
Williams, James (Willie)sf1Sep 1966 – Nov 1969(R)good ship i enjoyed my time aboard
Weiland, JimSEAMANDec 1966 – Sep 1968Operations
Houchin, Henry HouchIC11967 – 1970Ron USS Coontz DLG9 made 2 wespac cruises mostley in and around viet nam, yankee station, and north yankee station
Gerardi, DennisBT3Jan 20, 1967 – Sep 10, 1970BOn the USS Coontz - But fighting claim for Agent Orange - If anyone can confirm that we were in Da Nang Harbor on 1967 - 1968 tour and also the 1970 tour would greatly appreciate it thanks Dennis
Allen, JohnFTG3Mar 1967 – Jun 1968WFServed on Coontz DLG-9 during two WesPac cruises
Sanford, John H.SH3Apr 1967 – Sep 1968SupplyWest PAC 1967-1968
Musick, James E.STG3 THENApr 23, 1967 – Nov 26, 1968SonarI served on the Coontz when she was DLG 9. I am currently a Captain and have been recalled to active duty due to 9/11.
Hendricks, Richard profile iconSNJul 27, 1967 – Nov 1, 1968Deck Crew/Ship ServicemanEnjoyed the time on the USS Coontz - Also fighting claim for Agent Orange - If anyone can confirm that we were in Da Nang Harbor on Sept. 15 1967 would be a great help - Would like to hear from shipmates Thanks Richard
Jones, LesterIC1Oct 1967 – Nov 1968E
Perry, William (Bill)MMCS1968 – 1971MI had both engine rooms including some A gang
Day, PaulRD2Aug 1968 – Feb 1971OI DivisionExcellent ship and crew
Kerins, MikeFTG2Aug 1968 – Jan 1970WGGreat time with a great crew on a great ship.
Smith, Maurice Smitty1969 – 1970
Smith, Maurice SmittyBT3Jan 1969 – 1971engineering
Underwood, David/underdogMM3Sep 1969 – Feb 1971EngineeringJoined "Charlie Tuna" after decommissioning USS Black DD666 in San Diego. Anything after the Black was an improvement. Worked with some great guys, some of which I am still in contact with today.

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