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USS Garcia (FF 1040) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Garcia (FF 1040). 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 226 crew members registered for the USS Garcia (FF 1040).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1969 | 1970 – 1975 | 1976 – 1979 | 1980 – 1983 | 1984 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Mason, RickBT1(SW)1984 – 1989"B"Great people to work with.. Any can contact me from the whole ship.
McDonald, SteveFC21984 – Dec 1987SecondGreat crew to have served with. Loved the trip to Tela Honduras, Split Yugoslavia and breaking down and getting stuck in Bermuda. Charleston through Philly.
Arneaud, ErthwinMM31984 – 1986M DivCut my teeth under Gardner and the boys in M Div. Fond memories and hard work! Successful career all the way to the Goat Locker many yrs later. Thx "G"
Fritz, GregSeaman1984 – 1986Deck DivisionLeft Deck Division to go to Air Traffic Control School, completed that, then stationed at Kingsville NAS, Texas.
Russell, LeeOS2Jan 1, 1984 – Oct 1, 1988OPSCharleston to Philadelphia, Remember borrowing OSC Wimmer's Porche in Philly, going 80MPH, heavy rain, couldn't see 10 ft, on my way to a date. What a great guy! Had a great experience! Contact me lee.russell@us.army.mil
Bentley, TommyE-5Jan 7, 1984 – Mar 3, 1987operations specialist
Ziegler, MarcRM3Mar 1984 – Jun 1986OPS\OCLots of great folks. Anyone ever hear anything from (RMC) Dave Morgan?
Gonzalez, Herman "Gonzo"MM2Mar 1, 1984 –MBest crew I seved with in the Navy. Where are my M-Div guys at??? Gardner, Wadell, Storm Norm, Dunican, Kidwell, Beach. Took me 20 years of service to look back honestly say that.
Caudell, JohnBT2May 1984 – Nov 1987BThe Greasy G . Man what aride. Mason remember your nickname. Noid. Had alot of goodtimes. Some I dont remember. Does anybody know if Fearnow is still alive?
Lucas, Lee (Luke)RM1Jun 1, 1984 – Jun 30, 1984OCServed aboard for 30 days. Went into diabetic coma during Gtmo reftra. Medevac'd to NavHosp Gtmo, then NavHosp Portsva. No chance before to apologize to RMC/ RM's for bailing. Hated leaving, but had no choice. Fair Winds
Horner, Gregg / "Brother Horner"STG1Jun 26, 1984 – Jan 6, 1989Weapons Devision"it was the best of times, it was the worst of times"
Towne, Kevin (Shew)E-5 EWAug 4, 1984 – Feb 3, 1988Ops
Harless, "Harry"FTG2Aug 15, 1984 – Jun 21, 19862NDlongtime ago the greasy "G" ,but remember Tom,UPP,Casey,lotta good memories from the "MED",Lived next door to Casey in summerville,lost touch with him long ago,great friend and great shipmate ,all were,can't leave without mention
Mark, WortmanHT2Oct 1, 1984 – Dec 25, 1986Engineering/Dmage ControlSpent my last 2 years in the Navy on the Garcia. Rode it to Philly to be overhauled. Had HT1 Willy Hardin as my L.P.O. Our shop was back by the Boatswain mates. Willy was a great LPO. Was a good to work for. Ron Conley was my friend.
Varricchio, Carlocpo1985 –operation specialist
William R. Fields, Billy RayFC1(SS)1985 – 19892nd
Hayes, Josef/termiteE3-E2-E3 Eh, whateverJan 1985 – Mar 1987TwidgetYou's guys gotta be kiddin..Hey fellas. I see here that several of you did well going forward. Congratulations. I hope to get in touch with several of you that I've been thinking about. Take care and God bless you all.
Snider, MarkGMG1-GMCFeb 1985 – Aug 19892ndArrived GMG1 transfered GMC thanks to GMC England. She was a small ship but a tight crew. Thanks to all !! If MAC Savage where abouts is know, pls let me know
Hoke, MarkET2Apr 1985 – Jul 1989OpsI was one of the last crew members and am sad to say I turned her over to the Pakistanis after a 2 year overhaul in Philadelphia
Whitehead, MarkHM3Apr 3, 1985 – Apr 3, 1987NavigationServed during Libyian conflict , We spent more time underway during my 2 yrs than we ever were at homeport . We were based out of Charlestown S.C. than went to Philadelphia , P.A. For Dry dock.
Alaniz, GilbertoRMCSMay 17, 1985 – May 12, 1988OC - Radio Communications
Stegall, GradyGMCJul 1985 – May 19893rd DIV (ASW)Came aboard E6. Made 7 1/2 month Med cruise. Went to yards in Philly. Made E7 while in the yards with GMC Snider, BMC Goglia and 3 others. Anybody remember the COMCRUDESGRU2 Reactivation Detachment? (the ex USS Talbot)
Lee, Charlese2Aug 17, 1985 –1st divisionLooking for BMC Lincoln ,I"m Disabled do to back , injoyed time aboard the Greasy "G"
Schmidt, JimEM2Nov 25, 1985 – Oct 30, 1987EWorked with Wilhelm, Mitchum, LeChance, Thompson, Bulter. It was a hard tour but had a blast on the Med. Mitchum took me out the first night onboard in Gieta Italy, Our crew got into it with another ship, we almost got locked up. Fun Times
Wimmer, BillOSC1986 – 1988OpsCharleston and Philly
Rindhage, MikeBM21986 – 19891stProud to have spent 2 1/2 years with the decomissioning crew.
Kasten, KentBT31986 – 1989BI CAME ABOARD IN PHILLY NEW OUT OF BOOT CAMP
Mangold, RobertQM2(SW)1986 – 1987NAVSERVED FOR ONLY ONE YEAR IN PHILLY SHIP YARD. MOST OF THAT TIME WAS ASIGNED TO BASE POLICE. HAD SOME GOOD TIMES IN PHILLY. I MISS IT ALL AT TIMES.
McConnell, Richard (Bama)E5 GMG1986 – 1989WeaponsI like most, picked up the ship at the Philly ship yard and rode it to the end. I have some really good memories in Philly as well as breaking down in the Delaware as well as outside of Norfolk.
Lashley, Ricky/whipE 3Jan 1986 – May 1987Boatswains Mate
Medve, SteveFN/E3Jan 1, 1986 – Jun 15, 1989Boiler Room with Rick, Gerry, restFrom Philly to becoming a sailor of the sargasso sea and training pakistani's. Sorry to hear it ended up scrapped in 1994. I remember Steve Vitale, Adam Johnson and Dave Davidson, Kelly too.
Dore, TedLIEUTENANTFeb 15, 1986 – Feb 5, 1989Comms, NavigationI was part of decommissioning crew
Brundage, Ronald/brooklynRM2Mar 1, 1986 – Mar 17, 1987OPSGreat bunch of guys.
Hruz, Martin (Marty)MS2Apr 15, 1986 – Sep 15, 1989SupplyWhile aboard the Garcia as a cook, I went from MS2 to MS1. As a cook I found it to be one of my most enjoyable commands (During a carrer of 23 yrs). Right up to turn-over (To Pakistan Navy). Chief Horsefall (MSC) are you still out there?
Brown, DarrenOS2May 1, 1986 – May 31, 1989OpsServed aboard the Greasy "G" for 3 yrs. from Charleston through Philly until the sick day we turned her over to Pakistan.It was hard work, good times, & good people.Wouldn't trade it for anything.
Desormeaux, AlanBM2May 11, 1986 – Apr 10, 19881STSERVED UNDER THE GREAT BMC LINCOLN,BM1 GOGLIA, BM2 DOUGHTY.MADE 1 MED STATIONED IN CHARLESTON THEN PHILLY
Desormeaux, AlanBM3May 13, 1986 – Apr 10, 19881ST
Lanaghan, MartinSR TO BM3Jun 1986 – 19881STSERVED UNDER BMC LINCOLN,BM1 GOGLIA, BM2 DOUGHTY. STATIONED IN CHARLESTON THEN TWO YEAR YARD PERIOD IN PHILLY
Morgan, CliffordBT2 Aug 15, 1986 – Jan 31, 1992B DIVBEST CREW I HAVE SReVE WITH
Matos, RafaelENSSep 1986 – Sep 1989Second Division
McHugh, PaulET2Oct 1, 1986 – Jan 1989OE01Dead in the water off Cape Hatteras days after a $40M overhaul is something I can never forget.
Hurst, TomSR TO BM3Nov 1986 –1stI was sent to the Garcia when she was in the Philly yards as a boot then worked my way to bm3 then ransferred to the Uss Concord AFS5. Had a some great times and some not so great but I have some wonderful memories I wouldnt change for anything!!
Forbes, Charles / ChuckSN / DK3Nov 20, 1986 – Jan 31, 1989SupplyFound My Decommisioning Cert. Where is Paul McHugh - Billy Ray Fields - Dave Anderson
Robinson, JayEW2Jan 1987 – Jul 1988OWMy first ship out of EW school as an EW2 (was re-classified from ET to EW when I rocked out of Nuclear Power School) & spent most of my time doing DC for HTC Hardin (Willie) & fixing copiers... jay@sosfl.net
Polnaszek, MarkLTApr 1987 – Dec 1988OPsPNSY and towed into Norfolk. Not a great tour
Dunn, GeoffreyRM2Apr 15, 1987 – Dec 31, 1988OCReported on board in 87 PNSY, completed overhaul of entire ship, sea trials then decommissioning, got frocked to third class, made some of the greatest friends in the world.
Boucher, Keith (Doc)hm3Apr 17, 1987 – Mar 1989sick bay
Evitt, ChesterGUNNERSMATE GUNS 2ND CLASSMay 19, 1987 – Jan 31, 1989WEAPONSJUST WAS GLAD TO SEE A FEW NAMES I REMEBER,LIKE GREG HORNOR,BY CHANCE ANYONE KNOW WHAT BECAME OF STG2 FOWLER?I MUST ADMIT I HATED THE SHIP BUT I DID LOVE THE CREW,THANKS FOR SOME GOOD MEMORIES,RESPECYFULLY CHEIF ENGINEER CHESTER EVITT,USMM
McKie, RickieDC3SWOct 1987 – 1989R-I CAME ON BOARD IN PHILI AS A FIREMAN E-2. WE WORKED HARD TO BRING HER UP TO SPEED, THEN WE DECOMMISSIONED HER IN CHARLESTON TWO YEARS LATER TO GIVE HER AWAY.

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