Family
Members
Crew Members For Whom Taps Have Been Played

HM1 Charles F. Monts - 2002

BM3 Ervin A. Burke - 2006

FTM1 Donald R. Comar - February 11, 1999

Capt Thomas Frederick Mullane - August 18, 2005

Sean Buchanan - 1991

Paul Dingwitz - 2000

Eddy Wolf - 2007

LCDR Robert Elseth - 9/11/2001 (At the Pentagon when it was attacked)

ET3 Irttie Allen Wilson (brother of BM Ronnie "Goober" Wilson) - December 12, 2005

John Edward Flager, Jr - May, 1995

FTM2 Alan Nash - 1996

FTGSN William "Billy" D. Pilkerton (1962 - 1964) - 16 November, 2002

GMG1 Alvin B. Stackhouse - 1995

Levi Smith - ????

RDC Mike Fescina - 1982/1983

Capt Thomas Edward Fortson (1963 - 1965) - March 23, 2003.  You can view his obituary here.  Additional information on Capt. Fortson's St. Johns river advocacy here.

LT Glenn J. Sedam, Jr. (1964 - 1965) - February 5, 1994.  You can view his obituary here.

MM1 Raymond Dilts, Sr. - March 13, 2004

FTC Juergen Jeltsch (FGN) - ????

FTCS Robert W. Bowlen (62 - 67) - ????

ET2 Jimmy Eaves - ????

GMG2 Howard D. Stauffacher (1962 - ??) - 1962

BM1 Wendel T. Rector - 1962

FTM2 Anthony A. Notaras - 1969

SN Raymond E. Engel - August 11, 2006

RD2 Robert S. Thomson (RN) - ????

Capt Robert G. Buechler - October 10, 2007

SN Christian Bamberg (MMD: German Navy, 1964-1965) - 1995

OSC William Jackson "Bill" Richley (1983 - 1987) - August 9, 2001

LCDR Herbert C. Pendergast - ????

SN Lawrence W. Ash (1962 - 1964) - ????

BT1 William G. Bridgeman - ???

RD2 Robert Lynn Damstra - May 26, 2009 (onboard Dec. 65 - Aug 66).  Bob retired as an EW Senior Chief PO.

SF3 George M. Beckett - January, 1995 (on board Oct. 66 - Nov. 69).  Brother of Ron Beckett ( on board Mar 64. - Dec. 67)

Harold Hayes - August, 2009  (If you knew Harold and/or have any information about his rating and his time on board, please contact our Chaplain or me)

FTMC Robert J. Klotz - April 20, 2009 (If you knew Bob and/or have any information about his rating and his time on board, please contact our Chaplain or me)

Captain Denis Army (Weapons Officer, 1980-1982) - May 16, 2000, died of ALS.
Read this story about Capt. Army.

BTMC John P. "Jack" Reilly (1964 - 1968) - July 6, 2010.  You can view his obituary here.

FCCM (SW) David E. Bezanson (1986-1988) - August 1, 2010.  You can view his obituary here.

FTG2 Eric W. Niadna (???? - 1968) - July 22, 1988

ET2 David S. Padys (1983 - 1986) - December 28, 2008.  You can view his obituary here.

YNCS Ernest J. Stephenson, Jr (1963 - 1966) - January, 1991

BM1 Demitrios Melitas
(MMD: Greek Navy, 1964 - 1965) - August 8, 2012

BT3 Rodney Thurlby (1967 - 1971) - October 12, 2012.  You can view his obituary here.

MM2 Michael Waltman (1968 - 1970) - April 27, 2011.  You can view his obituary here.

Captain Thomas Russell Sheridan (Commanding Officer, June 19 1980 - Mar 27 1982) - June 20, 2013.  You can view his obituary here.

FTM1 James Bell Miller (April, 1970 - August, 1974)  - August 4, 2013.  You can view his obituary here.

EM3 Ben McGavock Ford (December, 1976 To November, 1979) - September 11, 2013.  You can view his obituary here.

LCDR Frederick J. Reeg (1964 - 1965), April 13, 2011.  You can view his obituary here.

ST1 Donald J. Oglesby
(1962 - 1963), March 3, 2014.  You can view his obituary here.

BTFN Roger A. Freed (1983 - 1987), December 2, 2013.  You can view his obituary here.

Captain Francis Raymond Donovan (Commanding Officer, September 5, 1972 - March 8, 1974), May 4, 2014.  Retired as Vice Admiral.  You can view his obituary here.

FTG2 Robert P. Chalmers (October, 1966 - July, 1970), February 20, 2014.  You can view his obituary here.

RD1 Rush Barnard "Zeke" Horton (1964 - 1968), August 22, 2014.  You can view his obituary here.

SN Walter William Tushkow (March 1968 - November 1970), September 15, 2013.  You can view his obiturary here.

EW1 Kermit "Ed" Williams (Years on board uncertain.  If you remember Kermit, please contact me with any information you may have.), May 22, 2001. You can view his obituary here.

FTM1 Carl William Slack (1963 - 1968), April 8, 2015.  Carl was the DDG-5 Crew Members Association  Executive Director from 2009 until his death.  He was the driving force behind the reunions in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014. You can view his obituary here.  You can view his duty stations during his 20 years of Navy service here.

MMCS Gary Brown (1988 - 1989), 1990.  Passed away from cancer in upstate New York.  If you have any information about Chief Brown, please contact me.

LCDR Leo Donald "Donnie" King (Member of the 1989 decom crew), November 27, 2009. You can view his obituary here and here.

BT3 Dennis "Bozo" Brzozowski (1968), August 13, 2015.  You can view his obituary here.

GMGSN James Churko (8/64 - 1/65), October 13, 2015.  You can view his obituary here.

RDSN Ross Locke (3/68 - ??/??), March 13, 2009.  You can view his obituary here.

BTFN Gary William Smith (1966 - 1968), September 12, 2016.  You can view his obituary here.

BT2 William (Bill) Turner (September 1965 - September 1968), January 7, 2017.  You can view his obituary here.



I try to keep this list updated at all times.  If you know of a fellow shipmate that has passed away and is not on the list, please contact us about it so we can get their name on the honor roll. Also, if there are misspellings let me know.