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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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Greg, SiegelSM21978 – 1981CommBest ship I served on. Check out the Coontz Association website...usscoontz.com. Sorry if you missed the first two reunions. It will be in San Diego in 2007. Watch website for further. Hope all can attend
Petticrew, RonRM31978 – 1982OCwhere do i start...some really good times on this ship...and a couple not so good...lol...there were alot of good guys on board...no regrets...was young and learned alot...all has turned out very well...hope all is good for you all also...
Beckley, DavidGMTSN GMT21978 – 1981ASWe had everyting before us, we had nothing before us. We had pork adobo.
Gibson, RickyOSSN1978 – 1983OPSWhere have you guys been? Loved the time spent on the Coontz! What it is to be young and wild. If you remember me hit me up...I'll be here.
Tippen, Jeffgmm21978 – 1982gm
Costa, BarryLTFeb 1, 1978 – Jun 1, 19811'ST then MissileServed on a MED cruise and then STANAVFORLANT cruise.
Gomez, MarioOS2Mar 2, 1978 – Aug 30, 1981OIMiss all the great times and people of the Coontz.
West, Gene profile icongmm snJun 6, 1978 – Nov 9, 1979WeaponsSelective memories don't allow me to remember nothing but the good times. Wish I could do it again.
Eades, DanaBT3Jun 10, 1978 – Jun 10, 1981BStill in a boiler room. Shellback, Bluenose, party on the beach. Lots of fun but once was enough.
Pasley, ChrisPC3Jul 1978 – Jul 1980XSTANAVFORLANT Was the best!
Seubert, TomLTAug 1978 – Aug 1981B Off, MPA, Navigator, A-Gang OffSome tough times and some great times. CDR Willoz was an outstanding CO.
Gallo, MichaelQM3 QM2Aug 2, 1978 – Oct 1, 1981NAVIt was the best of times, it was the worst of times
Young, DarylPN2Aug 5, 1978 – Jul 31, 1981PersonnelGlad to have served the crew of DDG 40
Waterwall, NickOS2Sep 1978 – May 15, 1981OI
Peacock, JimRMCSep 1, 1978 – Aug 30, 1981COMMReported onboard as RM1 then advanced to RMC. 2 Med's and 1 NATO cruise. My babysitter from Rota, Spain came back to haunt me (Mr. Hatch, you out there?). Learned alot on that Great Ship!
Brueggeman, JamesCWO-4Oct 1978 – Dec 1979OEOnly on board for a short time but I really enjoyed the "40". I turned 40 on the 40.
Mocheski, Chester W.FTGCOct 1978 – May 30, 19812ndAbout the finest ship that I have served on, one hell of a good Chiefs mess. Miss every one.
Varner, Herbert HerbGMG3Oct 11, 1978 – Jan 10, 1981GUNMOUNTJust started to look up old shipmates from the USS COONTZ. Like others I enjoyed all cruises & my first steeldeck picnic when I had the smokers fight with Senior Chief Scheigel. Miss the crew of the USSCOONTZ second to none.
Herdman, KeithDDG 40Oct 18, 1978 – Oct 30, 1983M
Kirschner, Steve profile iconE-6/MM1Dec 17, 1978 – Jul 8, 1984MThe 5 1/2 years I spent aboard Coontz were some of the most memorable of my life. I watched 4 skippers, 5 xo's, and 4 chief engineers come and go before I transferred to SIMA Little Creek. The great 4.0 Coontz.
Ursich, AlbertFTG2(SW)1979 – 19832ndRetired 1995 FCC(SW)
Helmes, ScottHT31979 – 1982R GangWould love to hear from some of the old guys. Good times and bad, but all are great memories. Give me a shout guys.......
Chapman, EdMM21979 – 1984EM02 (2 SCREW)I must bet getting old because I'd actually like to do it again!
Adams, Bobby STG31979 – 1983ASThink back those days often. Great times.
Bledsoe, RichardE3Jan 3, 1979 – Apr 14, 1981CommunicationsThis adventure allowed me to go on 2 Med Cruises and 1 Nato. Never forget the men onboard.
Charpentier, Keith Aka SharpyQM2Jan 5, 1979 – Sep 8, 1982operationsGreat times were had. 2 meds 1 south african, 1 nato bluenose, shellback etc, would love to hear from you guys
Henson, Paul DavidMM2Jan 29, 1979 – Jul 13, 19833.5 Yrs EMO2, M-DIV, Eng 1.5 Yr A-DIV
Jackson, DavidFTM2Mar 1979 – Jun 1983FoxServed for the Med cruises, inumerable smaller ops, shipyard in Philly. Best ship I was ever on working with the best crew.
Smith, DaveSTG2Mar 1979 – Feb 1984ASSpent 5 years on board and met some good people.
Selix, MikeBT2Apr 1979 – Feb 1983BLooking for Michael Barry
Wood, CraigFIREMANApr 1, 1979 – Apr 1, 1983Machinist MateI have been trying to get in touch with a MM who served from 4/79 - 4/83. Seems no one is on the list. If you read this contact me. Thanks
Perry, MarvinRADIOMN THIRD CLASSMay 5, 1979 – Mar 1982RADIOMAN/COMMUNICATION CENTEREnjoyed my time on board USS COONTZ would like to get in touch with some old RADIOMAN CREW SHIPMATES
Pomrenke, Walter/wallyBT2Jul 1979 – Dec 1980BIf anyone remembers me drop a line
Townsend, WillMACJul 1, 1979 – Jun 20, 1982N/AServed as Chief Master at Arms
Brown, MarcusETN3Aug 1979 – Apr 1, 1984OECrazy times, loved it, hated it, learned about life! The crew was great! Always had your back...last part of NATO, 2 Mediterranean 3 Caribbean cruises. The truth is stranger than fiction! Hope all is doing well.
Reed, DonaldShip's Serviceman 3rd Class Petty OfficerSep 1979 – 1983Supply
Adkins, ChetBT3Nov 16, 1979 – Apr 13, 1983BLooking for Mike Selix, Micheal Barry, Randy Johnson Don Stout. Holla if you hear me!
Cain, PhilSMC (SW)1980 – 1982COMMDoes anyone know the date that the Ship crossed the International Date Line? Please email to usnsmc@yahoo.com.Thanks!
Davis, William / BillPN31980 – 1984X -Proud to serve. Served under The great Capt J. P. Reason, and Cmdr. Boorda. Enjoyed my time aboard the "4.0". Would do it ALL again. Saw the world with great guys.
Hall, CraigSM31980 – 1984OpsGreat times and great friends. Think of them both often.
Derenda, JoeOS1980 – 1984OIGood times, good friends
Kaercher, MarkSTG21980 – 1982AS Division - Sonar
Helmes, ScottHT31980 – 1982RWould love to hear from some of the crew. Awesome memories. Silas, J McMahon, Davis, Stew. Hope all are doing well.
Helmes, ScottHT31980 – 1982RWould love to hear from the old crew.
Johnson, Mike (Tennessee)GMM2Jan 25, 1980 – Oct 2, 1983GMGood friends and great times on board the Great Steamer the USS COONTZ . Anyone remember "Tenn" .I' ve been looking for Gritzmaker ,Prescott, Grant , Phelps. Hey any of you old salts still alive ?God Bless!
Cameron, RogerHM2Mar 1980 – Nov 1983XWas the one of the Corpsman onboard. Took over as Senior Corpsman when Chief Bennit left.
Tate, Russell/taterFTM2Mar 1980 – May 1982FoxMade two Med. cruises and made many friends.Proud to have served with such a great crew before transferring to the U.S.S. Leahy in San Diego.
Weithman, Terrance/"Wojo"MM3Mar 1980 – Mar 1983M #2 EngineroomIt was the best ! Snipe country. Anybody out there?
Helmes, ScottHT3Mar 1980 – Mar 1982AGang
Garrett, WesleySTG1Mar 6, 1980 – Oct 4, 1985ASGreat time on board and met a lot of great people. Miss those days.
Sindel, ToddOSMar 15, 1980 – Oct 15, 1985OILoved my time on the Conntz. Went from frocked 2nd to chief. Good division and good times. Best tour of my 23 year career.
Casselman, Troysn/bm3Apr 1980 – Feb 15, 19841st division
Jackson, BarryRM3May 1980 – Aug 1981CommRM3 Barry Jackson, to all my friends it was great being on the Coontz with you we had mad fun over seas and may we get together one day soon.
Auman, Andy (Opie)FTM2Jun 10, 1980 – Feb 15, 1984FoxThis was a great ship with a great crew. I miss her and all of the great men I served with.
Denny, DavidSTG2Sep 1980 – Jun 1984AS
McMahon, JoeHT2Sep 1980 – May 1984RMy 1st command of a 20 year career. The highlight was having commodore captain Mike Boarda ride with us on a med cruize. Our CO was Joseph P. Reason. Boarda went on to be CNO. Shellback initiation is the worst memory.
Larkin, MarcusSN/HNDec 1, 1980 – Sep 1, 1982Deck and Medical
Sutton, CharlesSN- LI3Dec 18, 1980 – Aug 1982FirstMAde lithographers mate on this ship

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