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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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Watson, PaulFTM21982 – 1984TARTAR
Pisano, Nickem2Jan 1, 1982 – Apr 1, 1986engineeringBEST DAM JOB I EVER HAD IN MY LIFE!!!! HEY HAYWORD I REMEMBER THAT TIME IN PORTUGAL THEY MISSED BY A MILE. JOHN RYAN YOU WERE THE BEST DAM ON SCENE LEADER I EVER SAW. HOPE YOU GUYS ARE DOING GOOD HOPE TO SEE YOU ONE DAY!
Lewald, TomOS2Mar 1982 – Aug 1985OIHad a great time Shell back, Bluenose, both canals. Ship's Photographer, Intel Photographer. Best times, trying to make the boot camps sick in combat, during rough seas. We also have a face book page, check it out!
Ortutay, Ricky E.E4/SHApr 1982 – Apr 1986Supply
Mullins, JackieOS2Apr 1982 – Feb 1986OperationsGreat time in close quarters. Help mold me into the man I am today.
Ortutay, RickySH3Apr 26, 1982 – Apr 25, 1988SupplyLooking for old friends,please contact me :)
Mangels, Thomas J.HM3May 1982 – Aug 1983XPersian Gulf/Indian Ocean & Panama Deployments.
Gavin, JoeEN3Jul 3, 1982 – Jan 1986AuxThe fun, the pain, the memories
Estep, JohnMM3Aug 1982 – Nov 1984A Div10 foot off waterline. 350 people on board. Stem to stern and talk to everyone onboard. Now that's the navy.
Edmonds, MarkEM3Aug 11, 1982 – Aug 11, 1985ENGhad an amazing 3 years and made good friends, been in touch with a few, still remember that kite we sparkys made and flew off the fantail during my last NATO cruise.
Edmonds, MarkEM3Aug 11, 1982 – Aug 11, 1985ENG.The time we flew the kite from the fantail while under way, good times all around, wondering how Jack Sheehan,Chris Bogert, Bob Bennet and the rest of sparkys are doing
Assel, MichaelLCDROct 1, 1982 – Feb 1, 1984Engineering
Mastin, RayLTDec 20, 1982 – May 29, 1986B / 1st
Dennis, JohnFC21983 – 1987TarterAN/SPS-39A Radar, WDE Mk1 Mod0 Weapons Direction Equipment
Dare, MichaelSNMar 1983 – Oct 19841st Div/Deck
Brown Jr, Harold B profile iconBM3Mar 2, 1983 – May 8, 1985FirstI really enjoyed my time in Deck Department, I left the service in 1994. In 1998 I attended Culinary School. I got a degree in Professional Cooking & Baking, I currently work as a chef for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.
Royer, DavidRM3May 1983 – May 1985OperationsReported for duty after Persion Gulf cruise. Sailed onboard for Panama Canal, North Atlantic (Team Work 84), Also sailed under NATO with STANAVFORLAT until end of enlistment.
Norris, Michael (Mike)FTG1Jul 1983 – Oct 1984GunneryMet the ship in Panama, did TW84 in the North Atlantic (that was a blast!) , made Chief the same year- GMC Eisenberg was my sponsor (he made my initiation "interesting" to say the least!) Great ship, although my time onboard was short.
Johnson, DaveFTM1Jul 1983 – Aug 1984Foxretired in Norfolk 8/84, instead of taking chief 9/16/84
Ryan, GeorgeMM2Sep 1983 – May 31, 1985M AftGreat ship, good friends and good times. Sorry to hear she met her end as a target ship.
Dye, JamesCWO4Oct 1983 – Jul 1985Maint. Off/MPAI'll never forget the "Shootin Steamin" RE Byrd. Great ship and crew. I'll never forget the night U/W when Mike Assel, CHENG, caught the BT's in FFR making popcorn with the light off torch. Boy was he PO'ed but the popcorn
Thompson, DavidOS2Nov 1983 – Apr 1987OI
Henderson, MarkSTG2Nov 10, 1983 – Mar 10, 1985weapons ASWMet ship in GTMO. Had alot of fun times. Nato cruise was a blast
Shaffer, BobHT21984 – 1985
Messmore, Markrmsn1984 – 1986radioI had some great times aboard the byrd.,,,does anyone remember the incident in portugal in july of 85
Backes, BobEW2Jan 20, 1984 – May 10, 1985EWLAST DUTY STOP AS AN OUTGOING EW. GREAT TIMING AS WE LEFT FOR NATO CRUISE IN SPRING 84. HAD A GREAT TIME IN NORTH ATLANTIC. GOOD CREW AND CHIEFS.
Robinson, Thomas profile iconSK3Feb 11, 1984 – Oct 2, 1987Deck/S-1Wow, served onboard the Byrd from 1984 through 1987, I remember the NATO cruise the best. I was a "blue nose". The North Atlantic in winter, took no prisoners. Miss the Byrd a lot. Regards, SK3 Robinson
Busby, RodgerOS2Apr 1984 – Oct 1987o1great times
James, CurtJO2May 31, 1984 – Mar 20, 1988Nav then XI was a rated journalist on the Byrd, but also performed a variety of collateral duties (didn't we all?) including ASROC rover, clerical with YNs & PNs, plus DCPO and alternate PC. Fun times!
Browning, RickSTG2Jun 1, 1984 – Jan 24, 1988"A"Remembering the good old days onboard the Shootin Steamin Richard E. Byrd!
O'Connell, MichaelEW2Jul 1, 1984 – Oct 1, 1987OW
Lees, Ronald (Shag)HT2Jul 10, 1984 – Nov 10, 1986
Holmes, TwiggetFCAug 1984 – Oct 1988G
Foreman, Jeff / Corpsman ForemanHM 3Oct 1984 – Aug 1986X
Delouis, MikeSeamanNov 1984 – Aug 1986Ossn
Wade, RobertHT2(SW)Nov 1, 1984 – Jun 1, 1988RReserve crew
Alston (Al), MarkBMNov 16, 1984 – Nov 23, 19871STI had a ball.
Tate, DanielBM31985 – 19901st87 Med Tour and Unitas 30. BM2 Johnson, BM2 Williams, BMC Fields and CDR Bodgewic Thank You for your support in my Naval Career
Parsons, Dewey/twidgetEW/31985 – May 19, 1988got on in portugal to halifax. med.86 gitmo etc. lived w/ eng berthing ... got along better w/ those guys. educational petty officer for all, thats how everybody knew me. lots of fond memories.tradewinds to all from illinois.
Chambers, Michaelbt21985 – 1988blooking for old friends to talk to.
Toothman, AllanET1Feb 9, 1985 – Dec 26, 1986OEenjoyed my time aboard. first small boy and i stayed small boys for sea duty. retired with 20 yrs in 1998
Olson, Cal/stretchHT2Mar 1985 – Aug 1989R div.5 years of great memories.
Pasiak, BenjaminHT3Mar 1, 1985 – Nov 18, 1988EngineeringRemember the good times with Shag, Card, Longman, Sargante,and Erdman. Nooners were the best. Take Care All.
Abram, Brian (Abe)FCCS (SW)Jun 1985 – May 1988TONE OF THE LAST GREAT ADAMS CLASS DDG'S
Kolb, Jr., James/ Fat DaddySM3Sep 16, 1985 – May 16, 1989OCJust wanted to see how the old salts are holding up after 20 years. Drop me a line or two.
Staib, RogerRM3Oct 1985 – Apr 1988deck and radio Med Cruise 87
Kelsey, John ScottMM2Oct 1985 – May 1987#2 Engin RoomMade some good friends. Partied alot and did some good steaming
Little, CliffHT1 (SW/AW/DV)Oct 1985 – Sep 1986HT/DC ShopHas to be the WORST command in the U S Navy. I was so F****in' P****ed I got out and Joined the US Army with a two pay grade reduction! And it was in the Infantry! Loved it!! Old Useless Commanding Officers and older ships should be sunk!

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