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USS Rainier (AE 5) Crew List

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).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Couch, Walter/rockieRM2Apr 1961 – Jun 1961OperationsI 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, ChrisLt. (j.g.)Jan 1, 1962 – Aug 6, 1964GunneryRAINIER was a durable old ship that served her country well. Won four Battle Efficiency "E" s against much newer ammunition ships.
Williams, TedE-3Sep 1, 1962 – Jul 16, 19642nd DIVFirst 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, StanGMT-3Aug 1963 – Jun 19653 rdWas in charge of the Nuclear Weapons spaces and Manuals
Bosshardt, Jim BMSNJul 1964 – Jul 19662ndTrying to locate Robert Panico, Raymond Warren, Kenneth J. Arnold, Elliot Levy.
Stegmeir, GeorgeLTjg1965 – 19672nd
Ushler, FrankBM-21965 – 1968SecondHardest 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, RobertRD3May 15, 1965 – Jun 27, 1968CommunicationsSearching for Ken Bosshardt and Fred Gage
Smith, Geraldsfp 21966 – 1967rlooking for any crew member during my time aboard and if there are any plans for a reunion
MacHeledt, Warrengunersmate 1966 – 19703rdanyone 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 alden666@frontier.com If we can show we were in brown water.agentorange clai
Manion, EdRM3Jul 1966 – Jul 1970OPS DIV
Reed, GeorgeDC2Dec 1967 – Oct 1970R Division
Mize, RonEM-21968 – 1970ElectricalGreat times and great memories. Learned so many things about life that have helped make me the man I am today.
Sanders, RonaldRMSN1968 – 19702ndWould like to know about any plans for reunions.
De La Rosa, RudyE-3Jan 15, 1968 – 1969engineeringI 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 DCS3May 1968 – May 1970SupplyServed on the USS Rainier from 68-70. Was a great ship.
Cannavino, DaveSN/HN1969 – 1970Sick BayCorrespondence accepted.
Hill, BobRM3Apr 1969 – Jun 19702
Russell, JimE5May 29, 1969 – Jan 1, 1970REPAIR
Van Krevelen, EdwardEMFNSep 15, 1969 – Aug 1, 1970EMy first command and first tour to Vietnam. Decommissioned and was sent on to the USS Kansas City AOR-3
Truong, Binh XLieutenentSep 15, 1969 – Mar 1970Deck officerCaptain Talbott Officer Vanderstoef Officer Weyland
Peterson, DaveQmsnJan 1970 – Aug 1970navigationmy first ship right out of A school. one quick vietnam tour before she broke down and was de-comissoned. how green i was.

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