The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Purdy (DD 734). 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 25 crew members registered for the USS Purdy (DD 734).
|Cohn, Marvin M.||Radarman/1st Class||1943 – 1945||Radar||The Invasion of Okinawa was hell. There were many dead and wounded. There was no PTSD back then and although we got a commendation from the Secretary of the Navy, it wasn't enough. I'm almost 105 years old. I remember.|
|Whipple, Robert||CETM||Dec 15, 1944 – Apr 12, 1945|
|Neiers, John||s2c||Mar 1945 –||2nd|
|Skidmore, Robert||S1/c||1946 – 1947||`|
|Blair, Ralph||RD1||1950 – 1953||Operations||My Father served on the Purdy, he passed on to smooth sailing in 2002, spoke fondly of his times on her, ETCM(SS) Ralph Blair Jr, USN (retired), I joined because of him.|
|Harris, William (Bill)||DD734||Feb 14, 1952 – Jul 14, 1955||It is with great sorry I must inform Bill's crew mates that on June 15, 2006 one of our heroes answered the final roll call.|
|Innamorato, Felix (Phil)||SH3||Apr 1952 – Jun 1954|
|Brehl, Ed||ET3||Feb 15, 1953 – Feb 15, 1955||?|
|Harrington, Fred Aka Harry The Head||1st class seaman||1958 – 1961||1st||great ship, great crew, great reunions..|
|Harrington, Fred (Harry The Head)||Seaman||Jun 1958 – Jan 1961||1st||Looking for old shipmates for reunion purposes. Call 585-669-2877. Happy New Year.|
|Jones, Kenneth||LTJ||1960 – 1961||Damage Control Officer|
|Mancuso, Charles||ETN2||Jun 1960 – Feb 1961||D|
|De Angelis, Nicholas||STG2||Sep 12, 1961 – Jul 6, 1964||FOX||SOGSN to SOG2 Leading division PO|
|Hendricks, Frank||RM2/E-5||1964 – 1965||CR||Tough cruise to the Red Sea back then. Hot days, hot nights, sand storms and you name it. One hell of a trip back to CONUS. I was Leading RM on board. Ship was part of Desron 12 out of Newport, R.I.|
|Kirkpatrick, Gerald||CS3||Sep 13, 1964 – Sep 16, 1966||S||We will always be Purdy sailor when the last bell rigs, we will be going to our new ship U.S.S.Purdy! Once a Purdy sailor always a Purdy sailor!|
|Ludwig, Dave||MM3||Aug 9, 1966 – Aug 21, 1968||Enginering||Many good and bad times will always be remembered of being on the Purdy. Would not change one minute of them. Served with some of the best people around.|
|Brinson, Frank||RD1||Feb 1967 – Nov 1969||Operations||Great ship and crew. Less than a full crew, so, everyone pitched in to get the job done. Lots of Port&Starboard watches. Thanks to "Aggie" for always helping me on ship, and after my wreck.|
|Davis, James||e3||Oct 16, 1967 – Jun 1, 1969||boilermen||looking for a guy named obrain you can also look me up on face book james davis|
|Davis 3rd, James||E3||1968 – Jun 1969||boilermen||looking for a guy named obrain dont know his first name|
|Hug, Edward||FTG1||Aug 1968 – Feb 1973||2nd||Great crew. Would love to hear from the guys.|
|Devine, Dennis Boats||BM2 E-5||Feb 1, 1969 – Nov 4, 1971||First Div. Deck Div.||Retired POLICE OFFICER ,COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL OFFICIAL ENJOY HUNTING FISHING, SHOOTING .|
|Formento, Tony||PN2||Oct 30, 1969 – Jan 4, 1972||Personnel|
|Wright, Terry||SHB3||Jul 6, 1971 – Jul 6, 1973||Supply||The barbershop was also the aft. battle dressing station. Does that tell you something? Now who'd like to be next?|
|Steele, Timothy||MM3||Oct 1971 – Apr 1973||M||Had a great time in Fall River, Mass under the bridge to Providence. The Purdy was de-commissioned in 1973 or so. I had left shortly before she was towed down the river past Newport, RI|
|Lane, Paul||BTFN||Nov 11, 1972 – May 12, 1973||B||Short but sweet|
There are currently no planned reunions.