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USS John S. McCain (DDG 36) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS John S. McCain (DDG 36). 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 151 crew members registered for the USS John S. McCain (DDG 36).

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Taylor, TedETN21975 – 1978OEFirst reported while ship was in drydock in Long Beach. Moved back to Nebraska in January 1981. Looking for other ET's and OE crew members.
Murphy, MikeOS31975 – 1977OIBldg 36... I remember her well. It was a great time.
Stephens, Timothybt1975 –engineeringHey guys...What seems to stick out about my time on ole john was having trouble steaming out beyond the Coronado bridge without being towed back to port. Decomissioned not long after
Lamb, RandyMM3Jan 1975 – Mar 1976A
Baribeau, AllenSK2Jan 16, 1975 – Dec 29, 1975SupplyMet my good friend Les Munson here.
Hogan, DonYN2Feb 4, 1975 – Jul 1977navigationLAST CREW BEFORE DECOMMISION
Hughes, Jay/howardGMT2Mar 1975 – Apr 19784th
Rutz, GregETR3Mar 21, 1975 – Apr 1, 1978OEWorked for edfence contractors for the next 13 years. Moved to Northern California and have here ever since. I've been married 24 years and have 2 daughters. Now I'm semi-retired ( do contract work on semiconductor process equipment )
Hughes, JayGMT2Apr 15, 1975 – Jun 12, 19784THGREAT SHIP TO BE ON AND A GREAT DIVISION TO BE IN.
Feltham, JohnLTJGMay 18, 1975 – May 18, 1977E DivisionWas Electrical Division Officer during my stay on the McCain starting at Long Beach and in San Diego....still BLDG 36 during the time. Had a great time with the E Gang.
Garcia, RobertIC2Jun 1975 – Mar 1978ELooking for shipmates on the Last Voyage (WestPac 1977)
Zachry, MartyBM3Aug 1975 – Sep 1978decklooking for crew members i served with
Watson, AndySTGSNAug 8, 1975 – Oct 15, 19774th Had a great time on WESPAC 77. I see a few familiar names here.
Hibbert, BruceYN3Oct 1975 – Jun 1976Engineering
Brannon, Norman (Butch)GMG3Dec 1975 – Apr 29, 19782ndreported on board out of bootcamp. McCain was in LongBeach. on board to the end. went to USS Fox CG33 stayed on board till my time was up returned to Iowa. Have been a cop since 1981. I'm a SGT with home town Police Dept. Due to retire in 3 years.
Harkins, JohnFTM31976 – 1978We had some great times.
Deangelis, KerryETR21976 – 1977OEO1
Hartfield, JohnFTM31976 – 1978MissileHad some of the best times of my life on old Bldg 36.
Grabowski, Steve STG31976 – 19784th DivisionProud to be on the crew with you guys for her last voyage, Westpac '77!
Jensen, James (Jim, Pig-pen)STG1, STG21976 – 1977ASW
Sparks, Gary W. (Sparky)MM3Feb 10, 1976 – Jun 9, 1978After Engine RoomWould like to hear from all the guys I met while serving onboard. Did the last West Pac and had lots of fun. PI was great. I think we were broke down more than we were not.
Stevens, BobOSSNMar 1976 – Sep 1976OIgreat first westpac, made 2 more the next 3 yrs. before I got out in 1980. USS Hull and Robison
McGurgan, RobertETRSNMar 1, 1976 – Mar 1, 1979oe
Yano, LarryLTJGMay 1976 – Apr 1978OE OffThe McCain was a good ship with a great crew, especially OE Division.
McQuillan, Brian MacFTM2May 5, 1976 – 19783rdwill miss the good times on big john, a great westpac, subic bay for 5 monthe , what a cruise. will always remember the john paul jones playing the impossible dream over the 1 mc when we finally cut the lines and got underway, a great crew and c.o.
Crowe, JamesOS3May 5, 1976 – Apr 29, 1978OI
Burgess, TedFTM3Jun 1976 –3rdWas on the final mission. I remember them painting over her hull number. The parties in PI and the parties in PI. Seems we were always broken down at the end, but she made her way home to 32nd street that last time. Seems a small list of the crew.
Alspaugh, EdwardMM2Jun 1976 – Sep 1977M-DivisionWorked in Main Control with Sikes, Mannie, Pickett, & Powell.
Shawley, MikebtfmJul 1976 – 1978b-div foreward fireroomthe last voyage was great, would like to hear from guys who served proudly on the big mac. Also started a facebook page for anyone. it uss john s mccain ddg36 if anyone is interested
Witbrod, FrankBT3Jul 5, 1976 – Apr 29, 1978Aft Boiler Room/Oil ShackRemember the sign "We make our Own Steam" after that last Westpac. We were in the PI s long those girls knew all of us. It was a SOB to operate, but we did it. Heard there was a reunion last April in Cleveland, I was unable to make it...
Lindholm, ThaneOS3Sep 1976 – Sep 1977OICrossdecked from the Ranger CV-61 to the McCain in San Diego, made the 77 and final deployment and left the last day in Subic to the Lynde McCormick which was outboard the McCain
Hervig, Gary profile iconIC3Sep 1976 – Mar 1978EWe got underway and then left for WestPac. Met My wife and returned to States to the sad event of decommissioning.
Foelker, Timothy JEW2Sep 1, 1976 – Oct 1, 1977OEI remember LTJG Yano fondly (good officer), though we had a few scraps about decorum with my uniform and dark round sunglasses. A good crew doing bang-up work on a ship near to decommissioning. PI, Hong Kong, great West Pac!
Lemay, MichaelMM3Nov 1976 – Apr 1978EngineeringYep The Last Cruise was heart breaking. Made a lot of good friends.
Johnson, RichardIC3Nov 1976 – Nov 1977EMade last Westpac before decomission. Swapped to USS Fox.
Kidd, RickyGMG3Dec 13, 1976 – Apr 19782ndhad a great time, GMGC Lytle was the best, retired in 1992 as a GMC.
Bremer, MichaelE- 11977 – 1977Deck crewI was transferred to the McCain while she was docked in San Diego. I went home on leave after TAD on the Uss Tarawa LHA 1, and missed my return date. After we moved to the barracks I got into some civilian trouble and was discharged., Frankbtfn1977 – Apr 1978b-div foreward fire roomMike Shawley saw your name contact me at, Frankbtfn1977 – 1977b-div foreward fire roomLike to know how every body is doing, had a lot of fun with Frank Witbrod Wade Dury Mike Shawley Leroy Flint Fritz just to name a few but the hole frie room including STUCKY
Mannie, WadefnJan 1, 1977 – Jul 14, 1978m divisioni worked main control email address you can look me up on facebook to with pictures
Smith, JosephBM-3Jan 10, 1977 – Mar 29, 1978firstwent on last westpac cruise and stayed for the decommisioning
Richman, Joseph, (Rich) profile iconMMFNJan 13, 1977 – Apr 28, 1978M (EMO2)Last westpac was great, met some great friends in eng, dept. still in touch with a few. Subic Bay, P.I. was good liberty had a blast. Ship"s party at Grande Island, the San Miguel beer; beaches at San Diego. Great times!
Gilbert, MikeGMTMar 21, 1977 – 1978
"Andy", Randy C. Andrew "Andy"GMG2Jul 1977 – Apr 19782NDJohn S. McCain was my 5th out of 11th ship. Caught her during WestPac '77 and decomm'd her in '78.
Falls, RobertGMMSNJul 1977 – Apr 1978ThirdNot sure of the exact date I got to the McCain, but I met the ship in Subic Bay and was aboard for the decommissioning. I really enjoyed my time on the McCain and was transferred to the Kitty Hawk next.
Rice, RobertET1Aug 1977 – Jun 1978OEMade the last cruise and was part of the decommissioning crew
Thomas, PhillipIC1Aug 1, 1977 –OEAttached to Ops as the CCTV operator, assigned to Mess Deck MAA after returning to 32nd St. Transferred just before decommissioning. An interesting year.....
Powell, NorrisFNAug 24, 1977 – Mar 15, 1978M DivisionI came onboard as a 17 y/o FA and was a striker for Machinist Mate. I stood throttle watch, messenger, and lower level watch. I became a man on the USS John S. Mcain DDG-36. I was on the basketball team and made my first

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