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USS Edson (DD 946) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Edson (DD 946). 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 225 crew members registered for the USS Edson (DD 946).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1965 | 1966 – 1971 | 1972 – 1977 | 1978 – 1982 | 1983 – 1986 | 1987 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Gross, AllenQMC1966 – 1969OPERATIONS
Abbe, JohnBM3Aug 14, 1966 – Aug 14, 1968supply and 1st
Rothwell, DavidQM3Sep 1966 – Jul 1968OC
Howard, BroachBT 2Sep 5, 1966 – Mar 2, 1970BI will never forget the Good and bad times on the Edson or the men from B and M division.
Mc Nulty, FredSep 15, 1966 – May 10, 1968WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OLD SHIPMATES
Russo, Neno profile iconRMSNDec 1966 – Jan 1968OperationsWest-Pace cruise/Vietnam 1967. Good and bad times. Ship was hit by shore battery off coast of Nam. Lost many good friends, Army & Navy ashore Nam. Came home to wife in the arms of another. Came home to being disrespected
Cully, James, Jim, Jimbo profile iconETR-2Dec 31, 1966 – Feb 1970OEFirst ship, first Naval love.
Bob Brill, BobFTG 31967 – 1969Gunnery fire controlgood times bad war worked mark 56 fire control Tet offensive clean up
Smith, Charles F.BTC1967 – 1968"B"
Wilson, ThomasBT2Aug 5, 1967 – Jul 3, 1969BoilermanThe Galloping Grey Ghost is now tied up in Michigan and is open for tours. Some day I will travel to see her again and I am sure fond memories will return. We had good and not so good times.
Ellis, CarlSM-1Dec 1967 – Oct 1968Signal BridgeOp's dept. LPO, made 68 cruise
Ellis, CarlDec 1967 – Oct 1968OpsMade the 68 deployment, would like to hear from any SM's who were aboard
Havay, StephenYN2Jan 1, 1968 – Jun 30, 1969ADMINWorked in the Admin Office. I am currently a YNC, NJROTC Instructor at Rancocas Valley Regional High School, Mt. Holly, NJ. I have instructed for almost 19 years. Invited CDR John Holmes to are Military Ball in 2004. Great times aboard the EDSON.
Meier, BillRM2Jan 8, 1968 – Apr 1971operations / communicationsHope to hear from my shipmates and see them aboard in Michigan.
Butterfield, DennisE-3Mar 1968 – Sep 3, 19701stI was transferred from the U.S.S.Sterrett DLG 31. I had thirty days of leave between assignments. I got to Long Beach to meet the ship which was supposed to be at pier five but when I got out there it was not there. It had gone out to sea.
Helfrich, GaryMM2Apr 10, 1968 – Dec 12, 1971Engineering and A gangWorked and stood watch in the Aft engine room. Then transferred to "A" gang. Looking for John Miller, was a ship fitter from I think Florida could tell jokes all night long. And Mike Cannady (sp). Machinist in "A" gang.
Stewart, EdwardTM2Apr 20, 1968 – Nov 1970AS DivI reported aboard when the ship arrived in Subic bay after transit from Long Beach in 68, I was really glad to see it after hearing the transit barrack people in LB calling it bldg 946,1 of the best crews on a GREAT SHIP
Quarles, CharlesE2Aug 13, 1968 –2nd Division GunnerIf any of my buddies remember me Please contact me, would like to hear from you. Also I have been looking for Gene Bennett for many years.
Hall, DennisGMG2Sep 1968 – Sep 1971GunsThe best of all my ships and with a fabulous Chief J.L. Shedrick, GMCS. The West-Pac time was the best. I have many wonderful memories of those days.Chief Lednicky & Nance were the tops. I'm glad the ships in the public to show her off.
Walter, DougElectrician Mate 3rd ClassNov 1968 – Jul 1970R DivisionHaving begun my Navy career on a minesweeper I was anxious to be on a "real" warship and I got it! I had a great time with Paul Smith, Mark Wood, Bob Light and wild young guy from Brooklyn name Mario Peligreno
Weighall, WigglesFTG 21969 – Dec 11, 1973Second
Galloway, LeonardGMGC1969 –2nd
Dunn, TerryRM31969 – 1970OCI made the West-Pac cruise in 1970. Lots of good memories; lots of great guys.
Sanders, Robert (Polock)BTFN1969 – 1971PROPULSION ENGINEERING
Forrester, NeilQM21969 – 1972ON
Cockerell, AdrianGMC(SW) retired1969 – 19732ndBest ship in the Navy and my 1st one. Great crew and good times. What a gun platform it had, including Hedge hogs and depth charges, when I first arrived on board.
Haukaas, KenOS 2Mar 21, 1969 – Mar 22, 1973Operations IntelligenceLooking for Bill Hess
Woods, MarkMM2Aug 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 1970R & M DivisionsReally enjoyed serving on that ship. Great Engineering Plant!
Heberling, BillRM31970 – 1973OCI made two WestPac cruises in 1970 and 1971. Left the Navy in Feb 1973.
Hayes, DennisRM31970 – 1971Cruisers-Destroyers WestPacI served on the Edson as an RM3 for one year and made one WestPac cruise in 1971; left the Navy when we got back. Any radiomen who were on board at that time, drop me an email. Ken Howland, are you out there?
Steinberg, ScottFTG 3Apr 1970 – Jan 1974foxreported aboard as a sn. spent almost entire enlistment aboard the Edson. was loaned out to the USS Gurke for a short period of time.
Wilkerson, MikeSKCS (RET)May 1970 – Jan 1972Deck and SupplyI reported aboard Edson as SN and was assigned to the Deck Dept and worked under BMC Beck, BM1 Ramsey and BM2 Ogeron. Upon our release from the gunline duties(Aug 1970, I transferred to the Supply Dept and worked in GSK under SKC Worthly.
Meredith, AlanE-3Sep 10, 1970 – Aug 10, 1973!st divisionWest pacific 1971&73, Who were those Guys?Father A.A.Meredith crew member on USS Kidd. Whats the odds on that? Both muesmem ships.
Biddinger, BruceFTG1Sep 19, 1970 – Dec 11, 1974Fox DivisionReported aboard in Sept. '70 after serving (2) months aboard USS Mullany (DD528) waiting for Edson to return from WESTPAC. I was a FTG3 fresh out of "C" school and was a FTG1 leading petty officer when I left in Dec.'74
Swenson, Doug PopoQM3Nov 1970 – May 1974ONMy best friends were poopsie; crackerass;hutmacher;marvin;andLEE Barr.It was the best experience of my life. hope someone contacts me.
Onufer, Robert/ RjGM2 / GMC ( SW) Retired1971 – 19752ndNeed Info on Viet Nam OPs and Combat pay. Yes Quarles I remember . Hall you are right GMCS Shedrick was goodtaught us a lot
Carter, JohnGMG3Feb 1971 – Dec 19722nd
Hutmacher, Larry profile iconE3Apr 30, 1971 – Dec 6, 1974A/S WeaponsBiggest regret i have is not staying in for 20 yrs. Best friend was Doug [Popo] Swenson.
Nightingale, TimCS3Oct 1, 1971 – Jan 1, 1973Supply
Wisby, DougPN3Dec 1971 – Aug 1973ON

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