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USS Samuel Gompers (AD 37) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Samuel Gompers (AD 37). 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 894 crew members registered for the USS Samuel Gompers (AD 37).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 – now

Clegg, MerreldPN21981 – 1984ADMINWhat a crazy time to be in the Navy..... Looking for Jackie Miliken, Carla Croner, Ricky Austin or anyone who served from 81-84.
Cirullo, TheresaQM31981 – 1984Operations - NavigationsArriving onboard Sammy G in Fall 1981 I was in Deck Department until I moved up to Operations as a QM. I have fond, hazy memories and wonder how everyone is doing.
Figgins, JesseMMFN1981 – 1984MI had quite an adventure on the Fat Sam, learned a lot about myself, and engineering, which layed the foundation for what I still do today as a licensed steam engineer.
Campbell, SandraE31981 – 1982Engineering
Rivero, PeterE-41981 – 1982A-GangLoved finishing my career on the Gompers, in San Diego
Powell, Tod profile iconPH3 photographers mate E-41981 – 1983repair I loved being on the ship, especially the west -pac,all but the ac going out in Diego-Garcia that was hot, I cant complain to much after going down to the engine room... they had it hot..
Carver, SteveHT21981 – 1983R-1 weldshopGood times, good friends. Does anyone else miss Diego Garcia?
Marin, RaymondEM31981 – Jan 1984EIs there anybody out there?
Korchowsky, GeorgeLT in 1981; Ret. O-6, 20071981 – 1983Operations Dept.Reported in late 1981 as Ops Officer. Departed after deployment in 1983. I remember Gompers being the 1st USN ship to visit Sri Lanka in decades. Christmas at Diego Garcia? Glamping safari in Kenya's Masai Mara Preserve.
Griffith, BeverlyE-3 Deck1981 – 1984deckWow, I have dreams that I'm back on the ship. All the people I knew are not there anymore. Makes me mad. I miss ya'll. the least u could do is pop up n my dreams.
Cali, AliceE5Jan 1981 – Dec 1984Personnel OfficeMet the ship in Hawaii - made 3 westpacs. Started out in deck div., moved into personnel. Does anyone know where Joanne Restko is? I've been trying to find her forever! Have reconnected with alot of people through facebook - look me up!
Wolfe, DavidMR3Jan 1981 – Jun 198231A
Austin, RickyPN3Jan 2, 1981 – Jan 2, 1984ADlooking for Merreld Clegg, Silvester-Sly Mitchel and anyone who worked in admin division during this time.
Adams, Chuck/chew BitchSN/LI/PMFeb 1, 1981 – Jan 15, 19853rd/boats and cranessad to hear about the target thing. I had a great time on the boat. had fun in de-gar,aust.pi.hongkong.singap.mauritius.fiji.japan.guam.and?? anybody know where and how deep she is?
Edwards, Joseph ( Country Joe )HT2Feb 2, 1981 – Aug 1, 198456-AReflecting back, it was the best time ever. I literally became a man aboard the Fat Sam. Big shout outs to Lil Man, Dowdell, Ashmon, Edwards, Daniels. Oh man! I almost forgot about Greene! What's up Green? U still getting Japanese? Remember Sidney
Thornton, JackieTM1(SW)Feb 5, 1981 – May 10, 1984W-1 & WEAPONS OFFICEGREAT COMMAND MADE MANY FRIENDS
Hudson, JamesPNCMFeb 15, 1981 – Dec 21, 1983X
McGowan, PatrickET1Mar 1981 – Jun 1984RT, R4, OELearned more on the Fat Sam than any other point in my backround. It wasn't always fun, but looking back on it, it was worth it... Good Luck All
Hanna, MichaelHTC (SW)Mar 1981 – Nov 1984R-1 / 26AMy first command and one of the most memorable. Had a lot of fun on West Pacs and we had a great shop and division. Grew up a whole lot there. Wound up doing 22 years and saw many of the sailors I served with later on.
Allen, Howard profile iconET1Mar 10, 1981 – Mar 10, 1983R6
Wright, DwayneET3Mar 15, 1981 – Oct 15, 1983R4I originally was a deckhand and went to the striker board to be an ET.
Giongco, BenMM1Apr 6, 1981 – Mar 1985A GANG / M
Pireda, DonnaE-5Apr 15, 1981 – Oct 23, 1985S-2An amazing time in my life that I will always cherish. Glad I did it and saw the world and "Navy Retired". Hello to my dear friends Elia, and Pam, Hope ya'll had a great life!!
Clancy, DanielRM2May 1981 – Aug 1982OCOh boy lots of fun and memories onboard Fat Sam
Flores, Robert/flipRM1May 1981 – Apr 1982RecruitingWorked at Mckeesport and Dormont Recruiting statios and the Federal Building in Pittsburgh PA
Damron, BradBM 3Jun 1981 – Jan 1984R1Looking for some shipmates , want to see how everyone is doing and bring back some old memories. If anyone remembers me from R1 div. get back to me .
Hernandez, MarkMS-3Sep 1981 – Nov 1983S-2Hey this is Mark. I worked BM for a while I worked in the paint shop till I got my A school for MS. I left the Gompers late 83 went to Lemoore NAS Attack Squadron 146. Attached to the KItty Hawk. I remember you beverly!
Griffin, Wild BillE4Sep 1981 – May 1985r6 , r2Thanks shipmates for all the goodtimes.valveshop, machineshop
Heins, JimmyE-3Sep 15, 1981 – Jun 28, 1985Proud that I served
Lunde, Darl DMM3Oct 8, 1981 – Jun 8, 1985MNo regrets.
Averill, AdrianneTM2Dec 21, 1981 – Jun 11, 1985W-2
Fink, Barrymmfn1982 – 1985M
Denny, TiBT 21982 – 1982R-2 boiler shop facebook ( ti denny ) or ( )
Nonamaker, TimPNSN1982 – 1984X AdminIt was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Met some really cool people, saw some incredible things, went to places I never would have had the chance to otherwise. I will never forget my days onboard Fat Sam.
Craig, David profile iconMM31982 – 1985Engineering
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Valencia-smith, CindySK31982 – 1985S-1This was one of the best times of my life-made 2 Westpacs-seen a lot of places-made a lot friends-married Ron Smith (SH2)-will never forget USS Samuel Gompers AD-37 Hey anyone contact me at:
Day, GordonML21982 – Aug 27, 1984R2My time on the Sammy g in one word. Fantastic. met up with the ship in Diego Garcia upon its return from Kenya . met 3 girls on Island going to ship . Cindy Cox , Soto and another friend of theirs . thanks Sammy G.
Pickard, "Larry" LawrenceSM3Jan 1, 1982 – Jul 30, 1985OCWEST PAC SEP 82 TO APR 83/WEST PAC JUN 84 TO DEC 84. Part of the move crew S.D. to Alameda. Started in 1st Div struck SM. Fat Sam Memories. Baby born, PI, Fiji, Diego Garcia, Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, Steel Beach Picnics, Smokers, Ex-wife.
Young, JeffHT2Jan 4, 1982 – Aug 1984R-1Would love to get info on members I've served with. I have many photos I'd love to share especially a few from Shellback initiations. Also, would be nice to hear from Teresa Lazzar.
Mitchell (Wellington), Doris (Doe)Seaman/E-3Jan 12, 1982 – Apr 28, 1984StokekeeperHey I am Looking for Laurie White she was in supply also. I Lost touch with her when I got off ship in the Phippines and the ship went on with out me
Gamble (Formerly Knisley), Brenda (Ladysun)SK3Feb 1982 – Jun 1986SK1Wow!! what a long time has passed... So many wonderful memories...two Westpacs... Married Driscas Gamble in 1985 and we have three daughters...currently living in Las Vegas... Would love to hear from all of our Shipmates
Savarino, Thomas/ TommysavE-3Feb 2, 1982 – Oct 10, 1985B-Divisionwhere are all the faces I knew aboard the USS Samuel Gompers. Which is now on the bottom of the pacific ocean. Look for me on I still remember the burnerman watches down in the fireroom.
Dixon(Wilson)Morris, BarbaraBM2Feb 26, 1982 – Nov 1985Deck Dept
Hollins, EricYN4Apr 11, 1982 – May 1, 1985RSWas a yeoman in RS and Supply. Girlfried was Detona Worthy, and various friends from East coast (DC and Philly)
Tindle, GavinE-3 BOILER TECHApr 15, 1982 – Jun 16, 1984EngineeringWhere is everyone who worked down in the hole. Where is MurdockI?Where is Crumbley? Boy was it hot down there.So who forgot to check the spring Bearing while out to sea? I saw that coming.It was flooded by the bildge many times.i
Archuleta, JerryTMT2Apr 17, 1982 – Oct 28, 1985W-2 ASROC ShopHas anyone from my old Division contacted you or the association? If so, I have a e-mail address they can contact me through at: Thanks.
Flores, Robert/flipRM1May 1982 – Nov 1983CommunicationsRixt Operator, worked here under RMCS Jerry Whitworth who was later this year, arrested for Treason with Ex Naval LCDR Walker for selling classified materials to Russia. (Walker/Whitworth Espionage case 1983)
McDonner, JamesYN2May 1, 1982 – Oct 1, 1985X AdminLooking for contacts from the old days.
Andrews, Thomas (Joe)E4Jun 14, 1982 – Jun 1, 1984S6Sure was a great time back then. Sure miss the sea. And the travel.
Denny, TiBT 2Jul 15, 1982 – Aug 15, 1989R-2BOILER REPAIR SHOP
Forrey, DeanHTC(SW)Jul 20, 1982 – Jun 5, 1984RepairI spent all of my time on Gompers in the NDT LAb.
Milner, Michael "Mike"MM3Aug 1982 – May 7, 1983RFirst ship this destroyer sailor served on that I did not have underway watches, & there were women aboard! The Ladies worked hard & Bet you're bottom dollar they could hold their own no problem.
Hall, DwightCWO2Aug 1982 – Apr 1984Engineering Admin
Cindy Cox, CindolaE2Aug 15, 1982 – Jan 7, 1985dental strikerWas in as a boatsman at first, then became a dental striker. Dated Russ Vancleve, us navy diver hoo yah. Did 2 wes pacs, had a great time aboard ship and in the us navy. Left there after 2nd wes pac and went to NAS Key West dental clinic
Deihs, PennieRP3Sep 1982 – Aug 1985AdminLooking for anyone who I might know from the period of 1982 - 1985.
Obrien, BillET2Sep 1, 1982 – Jun 20, 1985RADCONWorked in the radiac calibration lab. This was my first ship made two deployments. What a great time overseas and plenty of good liberty. This was the old Navy for sure
Harrington, Brian (Harry) profile iconDCFNSep 29, 1982 – Apr 12, 1984R-1THEY SAID ROCKS DONT LIVE THAT LONG... IM STILL HERE!! LOVE THIS OLD SHIP!!
Sedlewicz, MikeET3Oct 1982 – May 1984OPSHad a great time finishing out my six years in the US Navy while onboard the "Sammy G". Now a math teacher ready to retire to Boca Raton, Florida with my wife from New Jersey.
Hughes, DavidHt3Oct 1982 – Oct 1986R1
Luke, ChrisMM3Oct 10, 1982 – Jun 1, 1984pump shop
Chavarry, RolandSNNov 1982 – Jun 19833rd
Snider (Gregory), MaryEN2Nov 15, 1982 – Nov 1, 1986A GangUSS Samuel Gompers AD37 Reunion August 23-27, 2017 in Las Vegas Nevada at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino. For more info go to
Matthews, Brian (Matt)MS3Dec 1982 – Aug 1984SupplyJoined the ship in PI in Dec '82 and left in Aug. '84 shortly after re-upping for 6. Went to San Diego for schooling.

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