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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 271 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
Roberts, JohnE21977 – 1978ElectricalServed as shipboard electrician for a short time. She was a great ship.
Lojek, RickSN1977 – 19781st (Deck/Weaps) Served under Capt Chappell. While waiting for Hosp Corp school:learned to be a Deck ape, 'drive' this great ship & gave out 300+flu shots b 4 a becoming a 'Doc'! XCLT life experiences! "Ain't Nothing like a TinC
Kendall, Robert / BobFTM11977 – 1981FOXGreat times working on the Ship and with Ship Mates. Worked on the 3D Air Search Radar (AN/SPS-48). 2 West Pacs, went to Karachi and Bahran.
Viehmann, Robert (Mike)MM21977 – 1979M4th Ship 2nd Westpac. Met a lot of good men on board and had a lot of fun. Main Control Rocked! I left the ship to end enlistment as she was headed for the Persian Gulf.
Povlsen, MichaelFTM11977 – 1981FOXGood times, great shipmates. Two Wespacs, one trip to the yards. Man that was a long time ago.
Denton, FrankHT11977 – 1979R-DivI was leading HT under Chief Mc Govern. Stayed in the PI when ship got underway, got busted, no prob got re-instated on shore duty. My fault Chief thanks for your support.
Feliciano, Davide21977 – 1980btsome of the best years in my life
Elam, SteveSN/GMT1977 – 1979ASWWhat I learned aboard the Decatur has lasted a lifetime. I owe apologies for being young, dumb, and full of gum, but also lots of Thank You's to good guys and good times! elambooks76@yahoo.com OR www.ElamBooks.com
Azzopardi, MikeBT 21977 – 1980boiler techGood learning experience. Had a lot of friends. Sorry to hear it's gone.
Harzynski, Davidmmfa1977 –mmOorah, was only on Her for @ 6 mos. Just missed wespac tour before She was dry docked, like, forever. Worked in main control and loved cleaning out the bilges and such. .met a few good bunch of guys there. If I could hav
John, Herbert LGMT/SNJan 1977 – Nov 1977SONAR/WEAPONSBoarded in Subic P.I.Went to Hong Kong, Thailand, missed Tawain because of the storm. Remember the singing on the fan tail. Rebuilt torpeado launcher in subic, did lots of painting on the ASROC deck. like to hear from anyone that wants to e-mail.
Carnes, EdwardRM3Jan 1977 – Jun 1980OCI sure miss the travel that I did during this time of my life. I also miss a lot of the people I was stationed with.
John, HerbertGMT/SeamanJan 1977 – Nov 1977ASROC/Sonar
Crutti, JaySMSNMay 1977 – Feb 13, 1980Signalman/RadiomanSome of the best times of my life.A shout out to Rick Gaska & larry Sokolowski.Hope you are OK
Scott, Dennis (Scotty) profile iconbtfnMay 1977 – Sep 1980BMy email is 2005br549@gmail.com Let me hear from some of ya'll !!!!!
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Hickey, CorneliusmssnJun 11, 1977 – Feb 11, 1980SupplyHad a great experience, I was the the best cook on board. Ensign Church real cool officer. Many many day on the Indian Ocean going in circles, now subic bay was off the chain. BEST WISHES to those who served.
Henderson, Phil (Hurricane)STG2Jul 23, 1977 – Dec 22, 1980ASWThe best experiences of my life were on the Decatur ASW team, lead by Chiefs Severn & Norris. Hey Budditch, Rocky, Brett, Pancho, Dan, Brian, etc.
Wilson, JohnSKCSAug 1977 – Jul 1979S-1There were two #31`hulls in port. I frequently headed for the wrong one. FZ keyholder. SUPO LT Bianco known as "Ghost who walks at night". CDR Chappell fine CO. Jimmylegs Jenkins and I only residents in port for several months. 16 yrs tween
Letendre, ThomasBT 3Aug 1977 – Aug 1980Tlet236@ail.com Made alot of great friends one West pac mod loc 166 days at sea in indian ocean.
Colon, DonSTGSNSep 1977 – Jul 9, 1980ASWBest 3 yrs of my life. Ay Budditch, Big Ron, Little Freak, Pancho, Brett . . . where are you? ASW RULED!! Nights in the E-Room were great! I will NEVER forget the Philippines. The best friends are made in the service.
Felczak, BrianE-5Oct 1977 – Jun 1980ASWTransfered from the Bronstein as a GMT3. Worked with MIller, Schweitz, Brandenburg, Allen, and Wertzie. Pakistan, Bahrain, but didn't see any pirates. What a great ride, er cruise. What ever happened to Brandy?
Tuel, BrianMM2Oct 12, 1977 – Jun 6, 1981MGreat bunch of guys in Main Control. Was a great proving ground setting me up for a career with an engineering firm. Great Times! I keep in touch with Ricky Nelson MM2.
Gasaway, EdOSSN-0S1Nov 1977 – Jun 30, 1983OIGreat Ship to start Navy life on. Its what the Navy should always be. Good shipmates hard work and success
Schoelzel, Tim (Slo-joe)mm3Dec 5, 1977 – Dec 5, 1981m#2 engine room rocked. Met alot of good people. Would like to see alot of them again.
Foote, CharlesOS2Dec 29, 1977 – Feb 1, 1979OIServed with OS2 Francis(Ragman), OS3 Stone(Germ), OS3 Dan O'Brien(BeBop), OSSN Fuit(Coyote), OS3 Robinett, OS2 Brandt(Toad), OSC Parks, and of course, LT Ken Jordan(Mad Dog). Capt. Chappell was the best. She lives on as hull #73.
Kelleher, TimothyET21978 – 1982OEET3 radar tech 1979 ET2 Comm tech 1980 local ops San Diego Dry dock @ Bremerton, Washington Westpac & Southpac Local ops San Diego Looking for my shipmates.. Daryl, Dave, Tim, et al.
Johnson, DaleHT2Mar 1978 – Nov 1979RSo nice to see the familiar names. I can still see your smiling faces. Thanks for the great times everyone.
Kessler, Carson Red Dog profile icon  NEWBT3Mar 7, 1978 – Mar 5, 1982BEdges Horse is still alive and kicking.....Iam the great White Steam God
Allen, Dean J.GMT3/SNMay 1978 – Mar 1981ASWI will never forget my first Ship
Wright, RichFTG2May 25, 1978 – Sep 12, 1980FoxServed onboard 2.5 yrs. Had many great shipmates. Went to Indian Ocean in 79.
Sessions, Douglas/mo MoneyEMAug 1978 – Jun 1981Engineering Desron 7Enjoy the bro's and the traval. I learned a few things a long the way. Wish I knew what I know now things would have been better. This goes out to all the Bro's in god's get yours and peace to all.
Lanski, RussellE5/SKSep 1978 – 1980Supply
Gifford, TimMR2Sep 1978 – Aug 1982R div.Nice to see some names I recognize, had alot of great times aboard the dicky- doo
McGovern, SamHTC1979 – 1980R
Simmons, RichardEW21979 – 1983Was on the Dinky Do when she was decommisioned. Still miss her.
Faulkner, MikeEW2-EW11979 – 1981OI
Palik, JoeFTM11979 – 1980FOXQuad Zero FT misfit (Old Talos guy)
Schroeder, KarlRM21979 – 1980commicationsWasn't on board but a little less then a year, but did meet some great guys~!!
Scardina, PhilipOS 3Mar 10, 1979 – Mar 27, 1982OIHi Rick Simmons, I Rember you and the Dinky Do. She was a good ship. I had alot of good times then. Go NAVY.....
Basham, Brian profile iconSTG2, STG1Jun 1979 – Apr 27, 1982ASWCame from the Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22 June 1979 to the Decatur and enjoyed a year of overhaul in Bremerton, Washington. Left the Navy as an STG1 in April 1982. Wish I had stayed in. 'Fair winds and following seas'
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Greene, MichaelMS1Jun 1979 – Nov 1980S2I was leading cook for most of that time until we got a senior.
Jordan, Gustavo (Gus)GMG2Dec 29, 1979 – Apr 29, 1983FOXBEST COMMAND EVER

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