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USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG 23) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG 23). 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 258 crew members registered for the USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG 23).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1966 | 1967 – 1972 | 1973 – 1976 | 1977 – 1981 | 1982 – 1985 | 1986 – now

Glock, Tom(Tog)MM21977 – 1980Mpolishing deckplates
Cooper, PaulMS2Jan 1977 – Jun 1979S-3The best ship in the fleet. Witness the long line of Battle E awards.
Hejlik, CharlieMM3Feb 1977 – Sep 1979MWorked with a good crew. Good memories.
Rockenbach, JackOS2Feb 10, 1977 – Jul 20, 1980OISailed the Caribbean, North Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Middle East on the RE Byrd. Great times and lasting memories. A salute to all who sailed on the Byrd.
Bishop, Josephmm3Mar 3, 1977 – Aug 23, 1981mdid not enjoy the whole thing at the time but it did me a lot of in southern Delaware place like home....flh
Powell, Wayne Aka GroverOS2Apr 19, 1977 – Oct 23, 1980OI
Dye, RichET3Jun 1977 – Oct 1980Ops
Nantz, Joe (nmn) , IIIGMG 2Jun 15, 1977 – Feb 21, 1981G
Martinez, Kenneth profile iconEW2Aug 1977 – Feb 1980OIHad great times and not so great times.
Holland, KeithDKSNNov 1977 – Dec 19781st/Supply
Jacobs, FrankSN1978 – 19811st
Roggendorf, JamesSn1978 –First divisionMed duty was fun
Fox Sr, Dennise-6Feb 1978 – Jun 1981gunnery division
Rowe, ChrisPO2/Electronic Warfare TechnicianAug 7, 1978 – Mar 9, 1979OpreationsCame on board During the Med Cruise. Learned much about the Ports & Cultures visited. Crotone, Italy was found to be a Recruiting region for the Soviet Navy and our presence resulted in an Riot against us.. Crazy Shit!
Kistler, JeffSTG3Sep 1978 – Oct 1982A
Vater, JaySM31979 – 1982operations
Snyder, StevenGMM31979 – 1981wepsHello Shipmates
Henson, RobertEW2Mar 1979 – Jun 1983OIHad a lot of fun, met a lot of friends, many stories to tell. Would love to hear from those I served with.
Gage, Norman F. , IIFTG2Aug 5, 1979 – Dec 21, 1982Gunnery
Robbins, RooseveltSRSep 9, 1979 – Aug 10, 1980MedicalI was been trained to attend Naval Corps School in Great Lakes, IL. I enjoyed the crewmembers on one of the Navy's greatest ships.
Jester, DavidEM31980 – 1981E
Vernatt, LarryMMFA1980 – 1981Was proud to serve aboard the ship
Rosenbaum, Bill(Rosey)MR21980 – 1982A Gang
Lawrence, BrianHT21980 – 1982RThinking about my time on The Byrd, had a lot of good friends, and met a few jerks too!! Reach out and say hi
Wall, CraigOS3Jan 1980 – Jun 25, 1983OIPersion Gulf during Iranian Hostage Crisis 1980, Persian Gulf 2 1982-83.
Inskeep, TimRM2Jan 8, 1980 – Nov 14, 1981OperationsAfter serving 2 years shore duty in Philadelphia, was transferred to the R.E. Byrd in 1980 while it was in the Persian Gulf during the Iranian Hostage Crisis. Honorably discharged in late 1981. Was a great ship to be on
McMicken, JimFTM1 (SW)Jan 9, 1980 – Jun 28, 1984Tarter Missile1980 Persion Gulf during Iranian Hostage Crisis 1981 Portsmouth Shipyard/GITMO Reftra 1982-83 Persian Gulf 2 (Shellback) 1983 WC Panama Deployment 1984 North Atlantic (Team Work 84)(Bluenose)
Royal, CurtisMM1Feb 1, 1980 – Nov 1, 1983MLifted bolier safety while vistors were on board. Ha,ha BM2 Willis.
Webb, MarshallRM2Feb 10, 1980 – May 14, 1983OPSContinued to serve in the Navy reserves. Called up for Desert Storm for 9 months. Retired with 22 years from NAVSPECWAR Little Creek.
Leach, Jerome DavidBMSNAug 1, 1980 – Aug 7, 19811st
Thom, DavidGMM2Dec 1980 – Aug 1982WeaponsWork center supervisor, Mk 13 Mod 0 Missile Launcher
Eliason, SteveSN1981 – 19831st
Hayward, JackBT11981 – 1987BNo sleep and all work, 1200 lbs of pure HELL but great people
Dean, GarySM21981 – 1984Signalman (CV)
Dean, GarySM2Jan 3, 1981 – Dec 20, 1984Operations
Ruiz, EdwardSH3Apr 6, 1981 – Jul 6, 1984Deck // Supplymy 1st boat+fondest memories. ran the store well + codilla crazy. anybody know the wherabouts of billy ray love? love you guys,,,,
Smith, Larry (Smitty)MMFNApr 28, 1981 – Nov 30, 1984M DIV BRAVO 4Remember the deep fat fryer fire pulling in to the dock?
Barrett, JeffSA/HT3Jul 1981 – Aug 1984Deck / RepairStarted this command as a deck ape, finished as a turd chaser.....
Center, Jr., LewisBM3Aug 16, 1981 – Feb 15, 1984Deck/!stMan I loved being on that ship. It was hard and it sure didn't give you any breaks in rough seas but we sure did have some good times. I qual. for shellback, blue nose and got bothe canal certificates. Gitmo was a hoot too. Panama too.
McCurdy, MickeyGMMC (SW)Sep 1981 – Apr 1984WeaponsPlankowner Last Ship Before Retiring in 1988
Long, CountryHT3Oct 1, 1981 – Jun 15, 1985RGreat times, Hard times, Good people, and some of the best ports.
Hayward, JackBT1Oct 15, 1981 – Feb 12, 1987B DivDoes any one remember when a communist faction in Portugal fired some mortors at the Brit ship moored in front of us. They went to GQ and we didn't. I think it was Portugal maybe Spain
Torres, RichardRM1Nov 19, 1981 – May 1, 1984Ops -OCPersian Gulf, Bahrain, Norfolk, North Sea Norway, Artic Sea Newcastle on the Tine, Kenya, Panama, Honduras...

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