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USS Turner Joy (DD 951) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Turner Joy (DD 951). 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 143 crew members registered for the USS Turner Joy (DD 951).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1973 | 1974 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Kappes, William (Bill)RD21968 – Nov 20, 1970operationsGreat ship, great crew. Best years of my life.
Sabo, TomSTG21968 – 1970FOXA great ship and a great crew. May you all have good health, fair seas and long lives. What an adventure to have served aboard!
Woods, BillyE31968 – 1968Deck
Woods, Billye3Feb 12, 1968 – Jun 15, 1968deck
Kappes Jr., WilliamRD2Mar 1968 – Nov 20, 1970operationsVery fond memories of the TJ and her crew.
Kmak, RonaldBT3Jun 10, 1968 – Sep 1971MShe was a good ship and had a great crew, I miss her sometimes
Kissinger, DickBT3Oct 1968 – Jul 17, 1970BWorked Forward Fireroom checks and burners. Made WestPac cruise. Hated taking on fuel stores and ammo on holidays to forget being on the gun line. Great ship, Great crew. Toured this year and showed family where I wrote letters to the wife.
Kissinger, DickBT3Oct 20, 1968 – Jul 17, 1970BServed aboard her and had many good and bad times. Glad to see that she is being kept in such good shape. Touring her brought back many memories.
Shugrue, Thomas profile iconCS11969 – 1970had only about one year onboard-(cooks)
Wright, Tom profile iconICC(SS)1969 – 1970E
Griffin, StephenYN1Jan 14, 1969 – Jun 1, 1970OC
Braid, KennyCS2Jun 1969 – Jan 2, 1971SUPPLYWATCH CAPTAIN IN THE GALLEY, REALLY ENJOYED THE SHIP AND ITS GREAT CREW.
Anderson, John/ AndySNAug 1, 1969 – Apr 1, 1971m and 1stshe was a good ship
Morin, PhilipMM 3Aug 20, 1969 – Aug 28, 1970MAs an MM 3 served in Main Control
Grover, DennisSNOct 1, 1969 – Dec 1, 19711st Division and 2nd DivisionWent to the TJ reunion with my wife and two kids in mid 90's? Great time with LTJG Dennis McHugh retired Federal Judge and Navy Reserve Captain & his wife, Jerry O'Rand deck hand turned gunners mate (recently deceased)
Elliott, DavidFTG2Nov 1969 – Oct 19732nd - Fire ControlWas on board for three West Pac Tours including the final hours on the gun line in 1973.
Hoyer, KarlETN2Nov 26, 1969 – Sep 23, 1971operations
Powell, FurmanET 11970 – 1971OELPO ET Gang Xferred from Columbus to Turner Joy Disabled Bosnia Vet, INARNG
Brown, ButchGMG 2Jan 1970 – May 19737 th
Meyers, BobIC2Sep 1, 1970 – Apr 1, 1975EI'm working as a volunteer on the TJ. Last week I was repairing light fixtures in the forward Fireroom. It needs continued maintenance. If you want to keep the old girl off the ocean floor, get up there and help.
McCobb, PatrickPN3Sep 1, 1970 – Jul 15, 1972PersonnelThis ship took me on so many adventures. It is fitting that she is being taken care of. I sure would like to hear from some of the other shipmates.
Brown, Tim / BearG M G 3Dec 20, 1970 –weapons
Chester, James (Jim)RD2/OS2Jan 1971 – Jun 1973OIServed on TJ for 2 1/2 happy years. During my Navy career as enlisted & later a Surface Warfare Officer, TJ we had highest OPTEMPO ever in NVN and at DMZ. We fired the last naval round of the war at the ceasefire.
Mayer, AllenIC3Apr 15, 1971 – Sep 22, 1972E1971 Westpac & Equator Crossing
Carlson, MarkPN2Jun 1971 – Oct 1974An interesting 4 years of my life. Would like to visit the ship if I get out to the west coast.
Monberg, MikeJul 10, 1971 – Jul 1, 1973Engineering YeomanRemember alot of guys, great times, Subic Bay. Lt Etherege. Never forget the last days on the firing line with Pidgeon. He liked to shoot 55 gallon drums. Also CS Arnst was a lousy cook,
Paramo, Robertgm 3Nov 5, 1971 – Oct 3, 1972gmruben rios give me call my email is rparamo@ymail.com
Pearce, ArkyE3Dec 10, 1971 – Sep 21, 1975OC
`tucker, LesterCSApr 1972 – Jan 1976Supply
Wedel, RaymondE4May 1972 – May 1975foxAn interesting experience too say the least. Was life changing loved it. good luck too all!
Warner, Thomas MMJun 1972 – May 1973MM
Champeau, Stephen / Steve / ChampJun 22, 1972 – Jan 22, 1973OICO CIC POOW, with Jim Chester. Will never forget January 12, 1973 ; The Battle Of Brandon Bay When we Attacked Vihn North Vietnam.
Rios, RubenET2Aug 15, 1972 – Jun 19, 1976electronicsI,ts been a long time, and I don't remember a lot. So if anyone remembers me, feel free to e-mail me. I'M retired and continue to live in El Paso, Texas. Still married to Zonia, and my kids are all grown.
Short, Douglas (Doug Or Short)MM-3Nov 1972 – Sep 1975M Division2 Westpacs 72-73 and 74. Came in E-1, left MM3 Topwatch main control PEB qualified. Been to TJ 3x in Bremerton. Anyone that has info of whereabouts of anybody from M division during that time period? LMK I live in MI
Short, DougMM3-2Nov 23, 1972 – Sep 7, 1975MMade 2 Westpacs. Worked in main control. Remember many good times with Villenuve, Scott,Baldwin, Herndon,Sechser,Manross, Pressley,Maust,Moreno,Evans,Krumdeck,Stewart,Peetz,Morris, Lian, some BT's & EM Visited TJ 3years ago, looked great!
Ost, MarkEM31973 – 1977E divisionAm in contact with Wesley Cox, Jon Spencer and The surviving Harry Brother of the twins.
Oconnor, ShawnCS3Mar 12, 1973 – Aug 11, 1975commisarybest ship ever. made 2 west pac cruises on her during operation end sweep and the end of the vietnam conflict ohhh the philipines and all the other fun ports. sometimes i wish i could go back. well it was nice to dream. hope all is well.
Alexander, NickBT2Aug 15, 1973 – Mar 4, 1977BFour years and two wespacs gave me the best of times and friends. REST IN PEACE, JIMBO
Coker, Leonard "Lenny"HT3Sep 2, 1973 – May 25, 1976"R"
Huddleston, LloydE-4 / SM3Dec 26, 1973 – Aug 30, 1978OC DivisionStarted out as a "FA" in Main Control and then changed my rate to be a Signalman up on the Signal Bridge. Made SM3 and then reenlisted for 4 years and then was transferred to shore duty at NAB Coronado, CA.

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