This page is a memorial to the USS Jouett Shipmates
who are no longer with us

Michael Lee Leslie

Rank: BT-3

Born: August 23, 1947

Died: March 29, 2003

Jouett Info:Plank-Owner: Early 1966 - August 1968
Don Sides

Rank: Senior Chief

Born: December 6, 1936

Died: August 24, 2000

Jouett Info: Plank-Owner
Fred Sass

Rank: ST-1

Died: February 2004

Jouett Info: Plank-Owner
Mark Thuline

Rank: STG 2

Died:August 1995

Jouett Info: Plank-Owner
Homer D."Chris" Christian

Born: July 28 1922

Died: March 26 2003

Jouett Info: DD-396 Sailor

George Robb

Rank: GMMC

Died: March 1985

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1966-1968

James V. Pattison


Died: January 18 1993

Jouett Info:
Plank-Owner, Jouett's first Command Master Chief

Samuel Lee Gravely Jr.

Rank: Vice Admiral

Died: October 22 2004

Jouett Info:
Commanding Officer from 22 May 1970 - 2 June 1971
Link to Photos of Ceremony

Arthur T. Emerson, Jr.


Died: September 25, 1983

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1967 - 1969
Donald R. Milligan

Died: January 19th 2005
James “Pat” Patrick Hayes


Died: May 1st, 2005

John J. Freitas Jr.


Died: December 11th 2005

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1987 - 1989
Edward L. Springer

Rank: GMMC

Died:January 10th 2006

Jouett Info:Plank-Owner
Association Founding Member, Treasurer and Storekeeper
Joe Guardino

Rank: Signalman 2nd class

Died:February 28th 2006

Jouett Info: Plank-Owner

James L. Evans

Died: October 13th 2003

Lawrence Calugan Sr.

Born: April 29th 1949

Died: July 30th 2005

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1969-1972

Henry Skowronski

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1967 - 1969

Kevin P. Walsh

Rate: Gunners Mate

Jouett Info:
On-board from 1976-1979

Joseph A. Brinkley

Rank: GMG2

Died: 1996

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1976-1979

Victor Vincent Lekanoff

Died: August 7th, 2006

Unalaska, Alaska at Captains Bay

Michael Clark

Rank: GMG3

Died: February 11th 2007

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1969-1970

Don Dockery

Rank: OSCM

Died: February 27th 2007

Jouett Info: Plank Owner
On-Board from 1966-1968

Erwin H. Bunchkowski

Rank: QM3

Died: August 10th 2007

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1967-1971
John Cox

Rank: Y2C

Died: September 18th 2006

Jouett Info: DD396
On-Board from 1944-1945

Claude (CT) T. Long

Rate: EM

Died: November 2006

Jouett Info: Plank-Owner

Samuel R. McCrow

Died:April 7th 2006


Tommy D. Orr

Rank: CW04

Died: August 15th 2007

Jouett Info:
On-Board from December 1970-June 1972 &
December 1974-October 1977

James W. Pearson, Jr.

Rank: CTI2

Died: September 18, 2007

Jouett Info:
On-Board from October 1970-March 1971

James C. Cook

Rank: FTCM

Died: June 3rd 2008

Jouett Info:
Plank Owner
On-Board from: 6/1/1966 - 11/1/1967

Gerald (Jerry) M. Geiger

Rank: CTRC

Born: May 1st 1947

Died: May 18th 2008

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1991-1993

James C. Barnes

Rank: RMC

Born: November 1948

Died: April 23rd 2008

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1985-1988

Robert S. Hayes

Rank: Captain, USN, Retired

Born:July 5th 1922

Died: May 13th 2009

Jouett Info:
1st Commanding Officer of USS Jouett DLG-29
WW 2, Korea, & Vietnam Veteran
Navy Unit Commendation, WW2
Bronze Star, Vietnam
He set the standard that made the Jouett a great ship to serve aboard

Billy D. Romanowitz

Martin Moss

Rank: EN2

Died: November 28th 2009

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1972-1975

Harold Chester Miles

Born: February 27, 1924

Died: October 8, 1989

Jouett Info: DD-396

John "JJ" Kelly

Bruce Barclay

Rank: FTG1

Died: September 11, 2010

Jouett Info: Plank-Owner


Pat Yourdan

Died: July 2, 2010

Albert P. Stello, Jr.

Rank: FTC

Born: April 8, 1946

Died: July 7, 2010

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1974-1979

Robert J. Castor

Rank: Lieutenant

Died: January 24th 2011

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1984-1986

Harold Mark Smith

Died: January 30th 2011

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1973-1974

Richard L Johnson III

Died: April 20th 2011

Rank: BM3

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1981-1985

Dr. Ernest Joseph Sowada

Died: April 29, 2011

Jouett Info: DD396
Chief Engineering Officer 1942

William B. Cleary

Rank: Lieutenant

Born: January 8, 1921

Died: April 26, 2011

Jouett Info: DD396

Roland G. Bienvenu, Sr.

Rank: Captain

Born: September 28, 1917

Died: May 14, 2011

Jouett Info: DD396

Earl Joseph Laurie, Jr

Born: November 7, 1950

Died: June 11th, 2011

Jouett Info:
On-Board 1975
Engineering Chief
23 years of service

Carl Altenburg


Died: January 22nd 2010

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1972-1976

Robert E. Noponen

Born: January 15, 1946

Died: November 24, 2011

Jouett Info:

Larry Wilson

Rank:IC2 R Division

Born: October 9th 1949

Died: July 30th 2011

Jouett Info:
On-Board from August 1969 - December 1970

Perry B. Monroe

Rate: Yeoman

Born: March 21, 1921

Died: February 11th, 2012

Jouett Info: DD396
On-Board from July 1942 - April 1945

Ricardo D. Longoria


Died: March 24th 2012

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1980 - 1981

Louis L. Young


Born: July 4th 1935

Died: November 8th 2009

Navy Service Dates:

R. Frederick Stalder Jr.


Died: October 10th 2011

Jouett Info:
Commanding Officer
12 February 1974 - 23 January 1976

Bernard J. Gee


Born: May 11th 1924

Died: October 22nd 1990

Jouett Info: Plank-Owner

WWII - Korea - Vietnam

Ernest F. Payton


Died: 2003

Jouett Info: Plank-Owner

Jim Shepley


David J. Meskill


Died: March 12, 2011

Robert C. Barnhart


Died: December 15th 2012

Jouett Info:
Commanding Officer
28 November 1968 - 22 May 1970

Narrie Babao


Died: October 11, 2013

Donald Martin


Died: November 29th 2012

Jouett Info:
Commanding Officer
31 January 1978 - 17 May 1980

Ted Bates

Born: March 24 1924

Died: December 26th 2012

Jouett Info: DD396

David J Graver


Born: December 5th 1962

Died: October 7th 2014

Joe Cali

Died: June 18, 2011

Buried at sea by the US Navy - November 23, 2011

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1982 - 1984

Edward Stepina

Jouett Info:
On-Board from 1966 - 1967

Douglas B. Miller


Died: June 9, 1986

Michael Ore


Died: February 4th 2014

Navy Service Dates:

Claude Gunnersen


Died: May 8, 2016

Jouett Info:
OnBoard from 1966 - 1970

William Devine

Rate: Ship's Serviceman (SH)

Born: November 14, 1952

Died: October7, 2016

Jouett Info:
OnBoard from 1979 - 1982

John Lee Grigsby

Engineering Department

Born: April 9, 1964

Died: June 21, 2003

Jouett Info:
OnBoard from 1992 - 1994

Terry (Terrell) Gene Smith


Died: July 14, 2013

Jouett Info:
OnBoard from 1966-1970

Dennis “Skeet” Jackson McFayden

Died: June 26, 2017

Jouett Info:
OnBoard from 1968 - 1971

Craig Alan Gier


November 20, 1940

Died: July 7, 2011

Joe Alton Jacobs


Born: November 20, 1940

Died: November 14, 2017

Jouett Info:
OnBoard from 1966-1970

Todd Alan Burnett


Born: October 14, 1964

Died: October 19, 2018

Jouett Info:
OnBoard from 1982-1986

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

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