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USS John Young DD-973

USS John Young (DD-973), named for Captain John Young USN, was a Spruance-class destroyer of the United States Navy.

Veterans: 6
Latest Activity: Jul 18, 2018

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Started by michael trotta May 5, 2016. 0 Replies


Tags: Diego, 2016, San, Young, John

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Comment by michael trotta on July 18, 2018 at 11:15pm


Over 60 in attendance. There were refugees from Vietnam who me with crewmembers involved in the rescue. 

A great reunion with a great group of shipmates!

Comment by michael trotta on April 5, 2017 at 9:19pm


40th Anniversary of the ship's commissioning. Schedule June 22,23rd and 24th 2018 in Mobile, Alabama.

Email for more info!!

Comment by Terry Irwin on February 17, 2016 at 1:10am
I was on the USS John Young from 1983 to 1985.
Comment by Brad Bartz on September 23, 2013 at 5:21am

wow,I remember you Chief.Believe it or not haha. I used to have a video of that day when we shelled that platform,and i had 3 shell casings from that day.I think I made ash trays of two of them.

Comment by Russell David Jones on September 11, 2013 at 2:46pm

Hi, Looking for a ship's patch. Served as the Chief in charge of A Div. 1986 to 1990 

Comment by Brad Bartz on July 12, 2013 at 3:05pm

Where are all our shipmates,lol? I was an MSSN and left an MS2, from 85-88. Capt. Jerry Lyall,awesome skipper.Worked in the wardroomand enlisted mess.Loved repair 3,and the snipes.Used to bake fresh bread and take it down to CCS all the time.Cooks had hook-ups! hahaha THE BONE was awesome.I miss her

Comment by Russell David Jones on September 25, 2011 at 8:04pm
One of the shooter that help take down an Iranian  oil flatform.

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