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USS Decatur (DDG 31) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Decatur (DDG 31). 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 270 crew members registered for the USS Decatur (DDG 31).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1970 | 1971 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
O'Brien, Barry "Ob"MM11974 – 1975MEnded up staying in the Navy - made MMCM and then went LDO and retired in 1985. Trying to find Dirty D (RA) Davis BTCM
Broussard, Larry "bro"E31974 – Jun 27, 1975HTthe good old days with the good old boys, Proud to have served under CPO Ed Speaskman.
Langley, Richard (Dick)HT-31974 – May 1976ENGINEERINGLOOKING FOR STACY ALLEN. LOVED MY SHIP!!
Evans, Ernest "Ernie" ESNJan 1974 – Feb 1975DeckMy great memories was at the Helm. Steering the ship through fog, in a task force, returning from WestPac & being greet by an elder women, saying welcome home son. My scarest was riding out a heavy storm, at night, on watch at the fan tail.
Proper, MiltST1Jan 1974 – Aug 1975ASI remember we couldn't even get out of San Diego harbor for our '73 WestPac the 1st day due to boiler problems and had to tie up at the sub piers.. Spent a lot of time in Guam working on the boilers and missed Australia
Plenty, JohnSK2Jan 2, 1974 – Jul 18, 1977Supply
Nielsen, TerryBT2Feb 1974 – Feb 1979BGood times, learned the fine art of cleaning bilges (and it IS an art) from BTCS Davis...wish I could find him today I'd buy the man a case...too bad the old girl had to be sunk.
Miller, KevinOS SAFeb 1, 1974 – Aug 1, 1974OpsI was only on the Decatur for about 6 months, left due to illness, but it was my first ship and I have good memories of a lot of great people. The leadership from PO3 up to the division officer were pretty cool guys. Contact me.
Baker, Dan profile iconEN3Mar 10, 1974 – Feb 27, 1976RWorked in A gang for Chief Woods.Great Ship and a great crew. I still have many fond memories of the guys I served with.I would love to hear from some of you!
Webb, RobertMMFAMar 13, 1974 – Jul 26, 1976THANXS TO ALL THE GUYS WHO HELPED ME GET AWAY OZUNA U REMEMBER OUR 3 DAYS BREAD AND WATER IT SUCKED
Valade, GeraldLTJun 1974 – Mar 1977EMO/CIC OfficerDecatur was and old ship and a tough assignment but rewarding in many ways. I admired the crew who were simply impressive!
Geiger, LarryMR3Jun 4, 1974 – Jun 5, 1976Engineering Assigned to the "A" Gang under Chief Woods. Great crew and lots of fond memories. Made a West Pac and learned a lot. Still in touch with Dan Baker. Would love to hear from others.
Stratton, MikeMM21975 – 1977A GANG
Chappa, JerrySH-31975 – 1977S-3jerry.chappa@gmail.com....found quinene, creswell, standriff, culver....who else is out there....
Davis, KenOs31975 – 1976OIGreat memories and should have never got married. Would have stayed if not for that.
Nelson, RickMM 2Mar 1975 – Nov 1980MHad a great time onboard her. Worked in #2 Enigine Room with a bunch of good men
Garig, ScottIC 4Apr 10, 1975 – Aug 16, 1978EI would have done it over - But not again. What I learned in Damage Control, launched my first career in Emergency Management & Occupational Safety as a MSHA Instructor and training consultant. But now, I'm a Film & TV creative producer.
Saxton, SteveBM SNJun 15, 1975 – Jun 16, 1980firstusnretss@yahoo.com
Boyle, TimET2Sep 1975 – Mar 1981OETest equipment PO, SPS-10 & WSC-3 technician. 2 yard periods and 3 West-Pac's. CDR's Korthe & Chappell were two exceptional officers. Great times and a great ship.
Denault, AlfredGMM3Sep 1975 – Mar 1980SAMI made 2 west pacs and evacuated Iran in 79, made lots of friends and had a BLAST everywhere we went, thanks for all the good times
Boyd, JohnOS2Sep 1975 – Mar 1980OI
Johnson, WilliamSTGCSep 6, 1975 – Nov 1, 1977AS Division
Wilson, Brian (Willie)DDG 31Nov 1975 – Aug 1979FirstMade 2 WestPacs 76 & 78. Always remember crossing the equator, Australia, Philipines, Thailand. Looking for Sokolowski, Russell, Healion or others on board at the same time. Lost my Shellback certificate - does anybody know long./lat.?
Coppinger, LonnieBM31976 – 1980firstserved with my brother on board ship until discharged
Jones, Terry R.STG31976 – 1978ASW1WESPAC, Kangaroo II, Good Times!!
Wisner, Gary1976 – 1977Gary Wayne Wisner served 1976-1977 may you rest in peace.
Kazar, DonSK 21976 – 1978S 1I did many ROVING PATROLS, both in port and at sea. Loved the midnight watch, the ship was so quiet.
Merriweather, SteveSH51976 – Jul 1978SupplyI remember West Pac, Kangaroo II, Pattaya Beach, Thailand. Lt.JG Culver, Vernon Wallace was a good friend. Was a good ship and good duty station.
Vogel, RobRM2Jan 1976 – May 1976Communication RadioJoined the Decatur while she was in dry docks in early 1976. Served with great guys in radio shack from Lt Rickets, RNC Shewmake, RM1 Anderson and the rest of the moral outcasts. Had a great Westpac cruise 1976-77.
Hafften, BruceMS3Feb 1976 – Aug 1979SupplyHey Francis, remeber Fleischhacker, Mucci and me. We had a great time in subic
Francis, DavidOS2Feb 1, 1976 – Jul 1, 1979OIWESPAC 76, Kangaroo II, Thailand, Subic, those are some of the best memories of my life.
Hodges, Tim (Little Doc)HM3Apr 1976 – Mar 1978
Vargas, Roberto ( Pancho )SEAMANMay 1, 1976 – Jul 10, 1979ASWBEST YEARS OF MY LIFE.
Shewmake, DennyRMCMay 6, 1976 – Jul 10, 1979OCTwo WestPac's, FZ key holder, CPO mess treasurer most of tour. Good ship, great crew
Vernon J. Wallace Ossn, Vernonossn/E-3May 7, 1976 – May 1979Operations Intelligence/OI divisionI enjoyed service to our country onboard that tincan,the USS Dickey-Doo inspite of some issues,I recall toad,wilson,sweetcheeks,LTJORDAN,lucy among others in OI division,our missions abroad,West-pac/Icruises and friends!
Picker, MichaelSTE3Jul 14, 1976 – Aug 28, 1978sonar tech
Saucier, Marcus (Sauce)EN2/EN3Jul 15, 1976 – Aug 8, 1978A-gang R-DivisionLooking for the three Mikes I stayed with in San Diego.
Sparks, BobOS2Aug 1976 – Aug 1981OIShe may be in the Ocean Depths, but will always be underway in my heart. "0 knots no dirt" MARS call sign NNN0CWH
Wyatt, BobEW3Oct 15, 1976 – Oct 15, 1978OWGreat command and lots of fun. EW1 Goldhammer and EW2 Ellis were good guys to work with.
Wyatt, RobertEWCNov 1, 1976 – Apr 13, 1979OIThis was my first command after changing over from the Army. I worked for EW1 Goldammer and EW2 Ellis, good guys. I spent 22 years in the Navy after the Decatur, what memories. Ellis give send me your email address.

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