Hardesty, Jerry, MAC

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
MA-9545-Law Enforcement Specialist
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1981-1985, MA-9545, USS Independence (CV-62)
Previously Held NEC
Service Years
1966 - 1985
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Panama Canal
Five Hash Marks

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Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Shellback

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Living in Buffalo Missouri right now. Enjoying Retirement. Still like working on older cars/trucks. Spend most of my day playing games on facebook. As weather permits I enjoy working outside doing whatever needs to be done. Staying active is number one priority!!! keep an eye on TWS to see if any of the old shipmates have joined and chat with the ones I remember from all the duty stations I was stationed. Have a GREAT LIFE Shipmates!!!
Other Comments:

Sgt. Laclede County Missouri Sheriff's Dept. 1985 to 1989
Corrections Officer Central Missouri Corrections Center 1989
Criminal Investigator State of Missouri 1989 to 1995
Investigator Buffalo Missouri Police Dept. 1995 to 2001
Chief of Police Buffalo Missouri 2001 to 2004
Chief of Police Marionville Missouri 2004 to 2005
Mayor City of Buffalo Missouri from 2005 to 2011
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

  1974-1978, SM-0000, USS John R. Craig (DD-885)


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USS John R. Craig (DD-885) Unit Page

Petty Officer First Class


San Diego

 USS John R. Craig (DD-885) Details

USS John R. Craig (DD-885)

Hull number DD-885


Displacement 3460 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 390' 6"(oa) x 40' 10" x 14' 4" (Max)
Armament 6 x 5"/38AA (3x2), 12 x 40mm AA, 11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.8 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 336.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Consolidated Steel,Orange Texas. November 17 1944.
Launched April 14 1945 and commissioned August 20 1945.
Completed FRAM upgrade February 1963.
Decommissioned and Stricken July 27 1979.
Fate Sunk as target off California June 17 1980, 30° 19' North, 119° 32' West .

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit
Surface Vessels


Created/Owned By
YN Pierson, Al (USview, NTWS Chief Admin), YN2 4307  

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2010
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37 Members Also There at Same Time
USS John R. Craig (DD-885)

Martinez, Homero, PO3, (1973-1977) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Miller, Kurtis, LCDR, (1978-1994) OFF 116X Ensign
Afflerbach, Ronald, SCPO, (1960-1989) FT FT-1127 Chief Petty Officer
CHANDLER, WAYNE, CPO, (1967-1988) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Covino, Ralph, PO2, (1973-1979) ET ET-1516 Petty Officer Second Class
Crate, Stephen, PO2, (1972-1978) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Diedrich, Todd, PO2, (1974-1978) FT FT-1128 Petty Officer Second Class
Jacks, William, PO2, (1971-1977) PN PN-2526 Petty Officer Second Class
Jannelle, Kendrick, PO2, (1975-1981) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Negus, Chuck, PO2, (1974-1978) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Potter, Fred, CPO, (1966-1994) GM GMG-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Stone, Jose, PO2, (1972-1976) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Wilcox, Mike, PO2, (1968-1974) FTG FTG-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Allen, Mike, PO2, (1977-1982) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Casares, Gerald, PO3, (1971-1975) IC IC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Curry, David, PO1, (1971-1991) MR MR-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Frazier, Douglas, PO1, (1975-1995) GMG GMG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Goodwill, Lewis, PO3, (1974-1978) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Johns, Russell, PO3, (1970-1974) GMT GMT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Lewis, Jim, PO3, (1974-1978) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Montgomery, James, PO3, (1974-1977) PC PC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Parks, Floyd, PO3, (1971-1974) ST STG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Pedigo, Brian, PO3, (1972-1976) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Sturm, Michael, PO3 IC IC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Ternus, Allen, PO3, (1974-1978) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Williams, Demetrius, CPO, (1965-1991) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Gonzales, Don, SN, (1974-1978) SH StM-0000 Seaman
Flemming, Patrick, FN, (1971-1975) BT BT-0000 Fireman
Swan, Jim, PO2, (1977-1981) BT BT-0000 Fireman
Watkins, Garland, SCPO, (1976-1996) BT BT-0000 Fireman
Eisner, Richard, SA, (1973-1975) TM TM-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Martin, Alan, SA, (1970-1975) BM BM-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Rost, Fred, SCPO, (1975-1994) Petty Officer Third Class
Ruthart, Nicholas, CPO, (1958-1977) Petty Officer Third Class
Mickey, John, CAPT, (1979-2005) Midshipman
Bobb, Jr, A. K., PO3, (1976-1980) Fireman Apprentice
Mannie, Wade, FN, (1976-1980) Fireman Apprentice

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