The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Rainier (AE 5). 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 22 crew members registered for the USS Rainier (AE 5).
|Couch, Walter/rockie||RM2||Apr 1961 – Jun 1961||Operations||I was laying around Treasure Island waiting for discharge (96 days left) When I was told to report to AE-5. Their RM2 was on emergency leave and I had to fill-in. Too busy working to get to know anyone. Left at Subic Bay|
|Seger, Chris||Lt. (j.g.)||Jan 1, 1962 – Aug 6, 1964||Gunnery||RAINIER was a durable old ship that served her country well. Won four Battle Efficiency "E" s against much newer ammunition ships.|
|Williams, Ted||E-3||Sep 1, 1962 – Jul 16, 1964||2nd DIV||First and best ship ever! I liked the crew, but disliked the Deck Officer who behaved as if he had Downs Syndrome. I'm not talking about the Mustang, Shaky Jake. He was a good guy. Marshall is most memorable of the Deck.|
|Owens, Stan||GMT-3||Aug 1963 – Jun 1965||3 rd||Was in charge of the Nuclear Weapons spaces and Manuals|
|Bosshardt, Jim||BMSN||Jul 1964 – Jul 1966||2nd||Trying to locate Robert Panico, Raymond Warren, Kenneth J. Arnold, Elliot Levy.|
|Stegmeir, George||LTjg||1965 – 1967||2nd|
|Ushler, Frank||BM-2||1965 – 1968||Second||Hardest working AE in the Fleet. WE were old but had the best transfer record in the fleet.I was in charge of 2nd Div.and no. 4 and 5 hatches . Also gun captain No.34.|
|Panico, Robert||RD3||May 15, 1965 – Jun 27, 1968||Communications||Searching for Ken Bosshardt and Fred Gage|
|Smith, Gerald||sfp 2||1966 – 1967||r||looking for any crew member during my time aboard and if there are any plans for a reunion|
|MacHeledt, Warren||gunersmate||1966 – 1970||3rd||anyone who was on the ship 1966 fo1970. I remember having to go into one of the rivers to supply a DD. Does anyone remember what river and when firstname.lastname@example.org If we can show we were in brown water.agentorange clai|
|Manion, Ed||RM3||Jul 1966 – Jul 1970||OPS DIV|
|Reed, George||DC2||Dec 1967 – Oct 1970||R Division|
|Mize, Ron||EM-2||1968 – 1970||Electrical||Great times and great memories. Learned so many things about life that have helped make me the man I am today.|
|Sanders, Ronald||RMSN||1968 – 1970||2nd||Would like to know about any plans for reunions.|
|De La Rosa, Rudy||E-3||Jan 15, 1968 – 1969||engineering||I contacted hipititas C and truly feel I contacted it aboard ship from ships barber. He used the same razor on all shipmates. If any one also contacted hipititas C please contact for it will help on V.A.claim for us.|
|Phillips, Roger D||CS3||May 1968 – May 1970||Supply||Served on the USS Rainier from 68-70. Was a great ship.|
|Cannavino, Dave||SN/HN||1969 – 1970||Sick Bay||Correspondence accepted.|
|Hill, Bob||RM3||Apr 1969 – Jun 1970||2|
|Russell, Jim||E5||May 29, 1969 – Jan 1, 1970||REPAIR|
|Van Krevelen, Edward||EMFN||Sep 15, 1969 – Aug 1, 1970||E||My first command and first tour to Vietnam. Decommissioned and was sent on to the USS Kansas City AOR-3|
|Truong, Binh X||Lieutenent||Sep 15, 1969 – Mar 1970||Deck officer||Captain Talbott Officer Vanderstoef Officer Weyland|
|Peterson, Dave||Qmsn||Jan 1970 – Aug 1970||navigation||my first ship right out of A school. one quick vietnam tour before she broke down and was de-comissoned. how green i was.|
There are currently no planned reunions.