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USS Blandy (DD 943) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Blandy (DD 943). 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 182 crew members registered for the USS Blandy (DD 943).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1964 | 1965 – 1971 | 1972 – 1976 | 1977 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Dean, Edward K.E-51965 – 1968Ship ServicemenGlad to have had the opportunity to be aboard USS Blandy. Great bunch of men. Glad to have served with such great men during Vietnam.
Lawrence, BillGmG 31965 –Gunners mateHad good memories and anxious moments aboard also was the duty driver for the captain. Was on mount 32. 3”/50 .just a hold of Armel Gillman who was on mount. 52 we both are going to try to make the reunion.
Strzelecki, RonSTG2May 9, 1965 – Sep 10, 1967Sonar
Maine, ThomasMM2Sep 6, 1965 – May 1967Many good memories and some sad ones. Found great friends and that friendship has lasted a lifetime.
Hohn, BillEE3Feb 1, 1966 – Aug 15, 1968CommunicationsNever Forget
Sorrentino, VincentCS3Jun 1966 – Jun 1, 1968SupplyI was the mid-night baker on the West-Pac cruise (Vietnam Duty).
Sadis, DavidBT2Nov 1966 – May 1967B Fwd Fireroomonly onboard for short time but learned a lot
Leistman, Maurice /moeMM11967 – 1968 Was On the Viet Nam cruise DM zone Op Seadragon
Gullickson, JohnLT1967 – 196821John, my father, served on her in 68's operation Sea Dragon, he passed away on 2004.
Little, EddieRD31967 – 1968OperationsBlandy was a great ship. Had some great times and some not so great. Going thru the panama canal on our way to vietnam was one of the good ones.
Ervin, MikeMM3Feb 1967 – Jan 1969Engineering1st Ship went aboard as EA left MM2. Served in Vietnam operation Sea Dragon
Mitter, LarryBT3Apr 1967 – Nov 1968Foreward Fireroom
McKinley, James (Mac)BT1May 13, 1967 – Apr 22, 1969B DivIsion Forward fireroom
Lewis, MichaelBT2Aug 17, 1967 – Jan 11, 1970Boiler AFT FireroomNAM Cruse
Rodriguez, Jr., TedE2Nov 21, 1967 – Jun 25, 1968
Clarke, Richard ( Dick Clarke)SNDec 12, 1967 – Jul 12, 1969deckNever did get to 3RD class on that ,but got to see Wes Pac
Shuster, Charles (Chuck)BT 31968 – 1974Boiler TechMy Father, Charles, served aboard her during Vietnam during the years of 1968-1974. He passed away on September 26, 2011. He was very proud of the years that he served his country and aboard the USS Blandy (DD-942).
Laske, WayneSM3Jan 1, 1968 – Jan 1, 1970DESTROYERLOOKING FOR SM ON VIETNAM CRUISE
Newell, AllenSTG-3Jan 3, 1968 – Nov 3, 1968Sonar
Clemons, Thomas GaryDC31969 – 1971destroyerServed honorably for two years in Caribbean From 1969 to 1971. Enjoyed the time and experience with my shipmates. Would love to hear from my shipmates!
Taylor, James profile iconOS1Jun 1969 – 1974OIJust want to say Hello to my "Old" shipmates and wish you all well..
Brackens, James (Jim)RM2Aug 1969 – Jan 29, 1973OCReported aboard in Philly for recommissioning as a RMSN and left her in Da Nang as a RM2 after the cease fire. Lots of memories and friends still come to mind from those 40+ months on Blandy.
Senick, JoeETN3Nov 1969 – Sep 1971OESuper command! A ton of great memories.
Cassity, Robert/"Butch"BT-3Nov 1, 1969 – Oct 13, 1972BHello Shipmates, this year's Blandy reunion will be in November. Pensacola, Florida. Go to the Blandy website, ussblandy.info for details. Shipmates be there!
O'Grady, Bill "Shady"EM1Nov 15, 1969 – May 20, 1972E-DivisionI learned to be a supervisor to the best division on board,the guys were great.The crew worked together like a fine sewing machine. Loved it. I can't remember the dice game we played on the fantail every off time.
Coleman, RickSM 21970 – 1971OPSPlankowner, recommissioned Phila yards..great duty
Goens, Cyril (Jimmy)1970 –
Rhue, RichardSKC1970 – 1971SUPPLY
Parker, RonE-3 Damage Control1970 – 1971RHave lost contact with all my buddies from USS Blandy. Have tried to find Carl Canada with no luck.
Hudson, RonaldYN2Jan 1, 1970 – Dec 29, 1970Ship's OfficeI was on the precommissioning detail in Philly, great duty. Really enjoyed this assignment, served with some great men. my email is vrhudson@dcr.net, give me a holler...
Wilde, StevenE-4/SH3Jan 1, 1970 – Jul 1, 1971S-3Plank Owner - Ships Barber 1970-1971 Served with a lot of great guys.
Ells, DanFTG3Jan 2, 1970 – Apr 15, 19742ndFirst deployment was the Med cruise, next was gunnery exercises at Gitmo, last cruise was to Nam. Had a 3 piece band onboard called the ' yesterdays tommorrow'. Lots of great memories with a good bunch of guys.
Kennedy, AaronMMCSFeb 5, 1970 – Jun 8, 1974M,DIVWorking at BAE system norfolk va
Mocheski, Chester W.FTGCMay 1970 – Apr 19742nd
Zampino, Bill/"Zamp"QM3Sep 1970 – Jun 1972NavigationGreat Crew. Many Memories.
Crater, Carl ( Crazy Carl )STG 31971 – 1974ASGreat bunch of guys to sail with. I wouldn't bat an eye and do it with all of you again.
Greene, Bill profile iconE 31971 – 1973Commissary
Henderson, DennisDMSNApr 1971 – Apr 19741stI would like to find all the guys and friends i served with it would be a good experience to talk to them again.
McTurner, TomE4Apr 1971 – Dec 19741st DivisionI was a BM on her, made 2 Med cruises and a WesPac to Nam in 72-73, gunline during that time. Spent many hours making her look good....made some good friends and memories aboard her, wish she was still around
Preston, JohnSTG3Jun 28, 1971 – Sep 16, 1974ASBest ship ever
Blazer, MichaelBM3Jul 5, 1971 – Nov 14, 19741ST
Taft, David DD 943Oct 25, 1971 – Jul 29, 1973SM3
Amundson, Maurice CS2Dec 31, 1971 – Jul 3, 1975SupplyWhat a great ship and crew. Wespac 72-73, Med cruise 74-75 and summer of '72 training midshipman out of NewPort RI

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