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USS Parsons (DDG 33) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Parsons (DDG 33). 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 241 crew members registered for the USS Parsons (DDG 33).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1977 | 1978 – 1980 | 1981 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Sprague, Gere profile iconBMC1978 – 19791STGOOD SHIP/ CAPTAIN WAS CRAZY
Murphy, SteveSn1978 – 19801stWho remembers Ricochet Ricky? I Left the ship at Diego Garcia went to the USS white plains till September 1981
Schrock, StewartBM3Jan 1978 – May 19801stRetired in 2000 as a CWO (Bosn), Settled in the Seattle area. A lot of fond memories from the First Ship.
Humes, ChuckEN?Mar 25, 1978 – Apr 16, 1980AWas the greatest time of my life. Visited numerous ports. Had a great time in all,but Port Victoria. How about a Lahey on the Rocks?! Extended 6 months and went to the USS Yosimite AD-19 and seen the other half of the world.Apr80-Mar82. H Disch Mar82
Bass, RobertSTG3Apr 15, 1978 – Feb 15, 1980A/Sn/a
Mase, JonBTMay 1978 – Apr 1980BHey guys,miss the PI,Hong Kong, Geralton,Aus..Want to reconnect with all B Div shipmates.Moll,Turnese,Wise,Sutty,Shulte,Mac.Was Stropoli really in jail?talked to Hipper awhile back,he is in NY, me to in Liberty.E-mail me
Woods, MickeyRM3May 24, 1978 – Jun 30, 1980OCPorts of call, boat people, American Hostage crisis, brawl in Korea with the crew of the Dartar (I watched with Stu), becoming a shellback, the sea and the stars. What memories even 30 years later. I hope all of my former shipmates are well
De Leon, LeroyRM2Jul 4, 1978 – Aug 1980CR/RADIO CENTRALI had a GREAT TIME aboard this Ship and I personally think that Captain R. Nitschke was a great CO...I will ALWAYS CHERISH the great times I had onboard this ship!!
MIInson, AnthonyRMSNJul 5, 1978 – Jul 30, 1980OCMy first ship in the navy. I had a lot of good times on the Parsons. I miss PI.
Christian, MikeHT3Aug 15, 1978 – Nov 23, 1980R DivisionHave found pictures of when of when the Parsons was at " Gonzo Station" on line and it brought back many memories.
Hand, MichaelQM2Sep 1978 – May 1982NAVGreat Crew and Great Memories... Keep in touch...
Moll, DennisBT3Oct 1978 – Oct 1980B DivWorked up in fwd fireroom. Had a blast hitting all the ports we hit. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.
Ivie, M. L.BM1Dec 1978 – Mar 1979First
Stropoli, Anthony ( Sach )btfnDec 12, 1978 – 1980BJon Mase, I still have a picture of you in sasbo japan, it's a picture of you next to a four foot high radio. i laugh like hell when i think of us "KIDS" in the navy. i'm living in upstate new york. LIFE IS GOOD!
Fay, GerryOS2Dec 22, 1978 – Aug 28, 1982OILooking for crewmembers from his time period for a book I am writing
Spakowitz, RussellIC21979 – 1982EAlot of good time were had and alot of good memories kept, Smooth sailing to all
Webb, A. WayneFTG31979 – 1981MJoined ship in Subic Bay, Phillipines as part of crew during FITREP after overhaul in Yokosuka, Japan. Transferred to USS Towers before USS Parsons returned to America.
Selander, EdwinPETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS / FTG-21979 – 1981GGreat time of my life.Best Captain was CMD G L Gains .never will forget crossing the line in 1980. lt M O`Neil was our weapons Dept Head,FTCS William Green Our G Division Chief.Best of luck to the rest of the great crew I was so privileged to know.
Smith, TerrysnJan 9, 1979 – Apr 14, 19811 stone of the brothers in 1st div.would like to hear from guys who were their on gonzo station.ohh cant forget refugees n subic bay otr truckdriver for last 28 yrs so i travel the us alot
Buchanan, DanBT5Jan 14, 1979 – 1981BBUFF'S real name was Burris, it stood for Big Ugly Fat Fucker. Hey Dennis, remember the girl be snuck on board in Geralton? How about diving off the side of the ship when we we're moored in Yoko? Hey Wise got 20 for 2?
Hansen, PeterSTG 2Mar 1979 – Mar 1982
Lewis, LarryGMT2Apr 1979 – Sep 1982A/SA lot of memories, both good and bad but the time spent was worth every moment on board. Met life long friends. Some I haven't been able to find again.
Clancy, DanielRM3May 1979 – May 1981OCFirst ship, lots of memories, lots of port visits
Walsh, Joe ( Kevin)FTM3May 1979 – May 6, 1982FoxThe Parsons was quite the experience. I try to tell people about some of the things we did and I can tell they think I am making some of it up. But you all know how true it was.
Krathaus Jr., AlbertIC1Jul 5, 1979 – Jul 19, 1980E
Allan, GreggFTM2Jul 16, 1979 – Sep 25, 1981foxlots of u/w Iranian Hostage crisis, Hong Kong and of course the return to San DOG
Ovesen, Wesley (Ovy)MM3Oct 1979 – Dec 1981
Richardson, Max / LumpyBTFNNov 1, 1979 – 1982EngineeringBUFF gave me the nickname lumpy, never coulc understand what it meant. Anyone remeber what buff stood for? Lol Some of the people I remember well were Boetticker, (we saw Heart, Blue Oyster Cult, and Gama in Hawaii. I remember Steve Mayes, Schuman.
Joiner, JamesMM3Dec 1979 – Nov 1980MLots of hard work, good times, and friends. Crossdecked to Towers; moved to AFS-5 in Norfolk, Dec. 1981. Discharged in 1984.
McKee, MikeHT11980 – 1982R
Van Gundy, RobertBTFN1980 – 1982B
Miller, TomBM31980 – 1982DECKBROUGHT HER BACK TO THE STATES, FROM YOKASUKA AND SAT IN SAN DIEGO, CA. CAPT. GAINES, THE BEST DAMN SKIPPER I EVER SERVED UNDER. I SMILE WHEN I THINK BACK APON MY YOUTH. HOPE ALL OF MY OLD SHIPMATES ARE DOING WELL.
Durant III, WentOSSN1980 – 1981OIYa'll all called me J.R. or Dallas. Looking forward to getting in touch. We had some good times.
Huey, Garygmm11980 – 1981foxi can't remember dates but was on board for the hostagesituation then rode ship back to san diego when towers took her place in japan
Terrell, MichaelOSSNJan 1, 1980 – Mar 2, 1982OII served onboard the p-funk we Captain Gaines was the co.Man we had some characters on there!!
Webber, RandallFTM3Jan 8, 1980 – Dec 8, 1980Fox AN/SPG 51c/dHad a great time with all the yahoos, My cigar chewing Senior Chief, Gimpy, Junior and all the "Gummer Mates". Never forget finding the hidden stash of porno books when we got the ship ready for decommisioning.
Keogler, PeteOS3Jan 17, 1980 – Aug 1, 1982OI
Debock, GarySTG1Jan 19, 1980 – Jan 4, 1982WeaponsJoined ship in Subic Bay after first I.O. deployment. Stayed on ship throughout Towers cross-decking, and left the ship (and Navy) in San Diego.
Presa, Nestor "Ness"SK2Feb 1, 1980 – Sep 30, 1981Supply (S-1)
Wade, BobHT3Aug 1, 1980 – Oct 5, 1982RFirst and last ship. Learned to fix anything. Hated life when the aft head stopped up. Remember liquid lunches at the EM club.Loved P.I., Mombasa was fun too. Hated my time on the Pissy P, but now have fond memories.
Park, JimBT2Oct 17, 1980 – Nov 1982Engineering
Graveman, DeanE-3Dec 1980 – Aug 1981Looking for people who served on the Parsons

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