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USS Pyro (AE 24) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Pyro (AE 24). 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 438 crew members registered for the USS Pyro (AE 24).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1963 | 1964 – 1968 | 1969 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1985 | 1986 – 1988 | 1989 – 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Portell, GaryHM31969 – Jun 1970Medical
Stayton, MichaelEN3Jan 1969 – 1970A GANGFirst command. Also served on AO105, ARS24, MIUW604, MIUW202, PSHDU1, COMNAVIUWG2. Hank, don't forget EN1 Kanafax.
Salviejo, Perfecto (Pete}SH3Jan 1969 – Oct 1969SupplyLooking for Mike Stayton
Thoms, JamesBT3Jan 15, 1969 – Aug 26, 1970BWOW SOME YEARS HAVE PASTED SINCE MY TIME ON THE PYRO.SO MANY PEOPLE THAT I CAN SAY SHAPED MY LIFE. I CAN REMEMBER ALL OF IT LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY. WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM ALL YOU GUYS FROM B DIV.
Ireland, RabbitSNMar 11, 1969 – Mar 15, 19713rd gunner matelooking for rich
Ireland, RabbitSNMar 11, 1969 – Mar 15, 19713rd gunner matelooking for rich
Ireland, RabbitSNMar 15, 1969 – Mar 12, 19713rd gunner mate
Snider, BillGMG2Apr 1969 – Apr 19743RD
Hale, NathanSNApr 2, 1969 – Apr 28, 19701STFirst ship and first time away from home. Had a great tour in West PAc
Anklam, KeithGMG3Apr 19, 1969 – Jun 7, 1971ThirdWe humped some ammo didn't we? I made two West Pac cruises. We spent a lot of time working together til exhaustion set in and adrenaline took over. I remeber most of third division. I would like to find John Henry Hornbuckle.
Pence, RonaldBM3May 1969 – Jun 19712nd It was my first ship right out off boot camp, and probably one of the best I served on. We had a gutsy/ball-bustin/ammo handlin bunch of crazies.
Pearsall, RobertGMG 3May 1969 – Jan 19733 rdBest times of my life, just reunited with Bill Snider.
Keppler, RichSNMay 21, 1969 – Mar 12, 19713rd GunnersThe best ship, The best crew, The best experience. Would love to find my brothers from that time. Rabbit and Hornbuckle Where are you?
Curtin, JoeS/NJun 3, 1969 – Mar 10, 1971THIRD FIRST TIME AWAY FROM HOME , IT WAS A VERY INTERESTIG EXPERIENCE .GOT TO SEE SOME GREAT SIGHTS , AND MET SOME LIKABLE CREWMEMBERS . SEEN THE WEST PAC TRIP LEARNED A LOT
Thoms, JamesBT3Jun 10, 1969 – Aug 28, 1970BFIRST TIME AWAY FROM HOME .HAD ONE GOOD TIME A FULL LIFE TIME OF JOY.WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM SHIPMATES THAT I SAILED WITH REACH ME AT MICRO978@AOL.COM
Morris, MikeGMG 3Jul 1969 – Jul 1970River Division 535Would do it all over again!
McCormack, JohnMM3Aug 1969 – Dec 1969Engine room
Puckett Jr, ErnestE-3 MMAug 19, 1969 – May 7, 1971EngineeringI'm looking for the ships logs and ALL ships movements and the weapons we carried
Edcius, Don Aka "ed" The Stew BurnerE-4Sep 1969 – Mar 1972SupplyWas Cook who hung out with "Baker" Stan Sears, the snipes, & gunnersmates. Have found memories of some wild & crazy times.
Welch, Gerald/jerryHT2Oct 8, 1969 – Apr 7, 1973RGreat ship and fun, hard working crews. I never worked as hard as I did while on deployment to Vietnam. I made a lot of friends and I miss them. Try visiting the Uss Pyro association and attend annual reunions.
Beck, AllanBM3Dec 1969 – Aug 19711STGreat experience.
Brady, MalcolmBM 31970 – 19742ndHad a lot of fun and good times
Sears, Stan Or StewE-51970 – May 1972Supplywould like to hear from any cook and /or baker during this time. Also ran with some gunnersmates.
Lozano Sr., Victor RamondSignalman1970 – 1974SignalLooking for all my old shipmates. I would really like to catch with some of you guys. Give me a call at 713-448-9252 or email at JaponicaStreet@gmail.com Looking for LTJG. Steve Penley (72-75) and Carl Tanner(72-75).
Fahrmeier, GaryEN3Jan 5, 1970 – Aug 6, 1974GOOD TIMES AND LONG HOURS, GOOD MEN TO SERVE WITH. SORRY TO SEE THE PYRO GONE.
Valenzuela, JoeETN3 to -ET1Feb 1970 – Jun 27, 1974OPSSee you guys at the 2013 Reunion in Seattle in May. Hooking up with division shipmates, Dan Sunde, Rick Hiatt. How about the rest? Kanberg, Denson, Brookhauser, Englishoe, Harris, Miller, Kirkpartrick, Higgins. Hopkins.
Barrett, Lawson (Butch)GMG3 to GMG1Apr 20, 1970 – Jan 31, 19743rd DivisionI basically grew up on the Pyro. I learned that only hard work will get you ahead in life. After leaving the Navy in 1977, I worked as a Special Agent for the U.S. Customs Service. Retired in 1999 at Grade GS 14.
Barrett, ButchGMG1Apr 20, 1970 – Jan 3, 19743rdI came to the Pyro straight from the rivers in Vietnam. It was kinda nice to return to a place where folks didn't shoot at you. Three Westpac tours with some great shipmates! I would love to hear from you all.
Matthews Jr., Grafton A/dickieSNMay 1, 1970 – Jul 1, 19721st Division (Deck)
Holmes, GaryEN2Jun 15, 1970 – Aug 10, 1971A - BOAT DIESEL & HYDRAULICSA good ship with lots of memories. I had good people working for me. We all four boats working well, I was Gig Engineer. I'd like to locate Louis GOLDMAN (MR3?), Mike Thompson (EN3?) and our lead PO, PAYNE, EN1 - all great guys.
Besser, AlFTG3Nov 10, 1970 – Dec 11, 19723rd DivisionAttended and graduated from the University of Kansas. Joined Army and retired in 2010 as First Sergeant. Tour in Iraq and brought back home more metal than I arrived with!! Good ship and good crew!
Promes, JimGUNNERS MATE / SEAMANJan 5, 1971 – Apr 3, 19723rd
Hiatt, RickETN2Jan 10, 1971 – Dec 5, 1974OpsGreat ship.Great crew.Fond memories.
Earnest, Kenneth (Ray)Feb 1, 1971 – Feb 1, 1974Disbursing ClerkWould like to hear from anyone who served with me from '71 to '74. I am living in the Central Valley, CA. Send me a line .... Ray
Ellis, RichardMM3May 22, 1971 – Aug 4, 1974M Div.Glad I found this site. See some names I know. Enjoyed the time I spent on board the PYRO and people I worked with.
Rider, RalphSME3Jul 1971 – Feb 1973Operations
Hon, JackMM3Jul 12, 1971 – Jul 11, 1975M DivisionJust want to see how everyone is doing, would like to catch up with all the machinist mates I plan on attending the reunion @ Colorado Springs who else will be attending
Hon, JackMM3Oct 1971 – Jul 11, 1975A
Duffy, RegisBM3Oct 4, 1971 – Aug 12, 19731lot of good times onboard in port
Steidley, JohnCS 3Oct 18, 1971 – Sep 23, 1973SupplyPYRO was my first ship and my 2nd duty station out of boot camp. On of the best commands I served on. I did 22yrs in the Navy. I have the cruise book of 72. Contact me if you want to. All are welcome.
Groff, GregoryGMGSeaman -GMG2Oct 20, 1971 – Jun 1, 1975Deck division 3rdWhat a way to grow up. CWO Smith and Davis, LTJGs Hubbard, Tempest and Penley. Chiefs Heddricks and Perkins. GMG2 Barrett and Masters. GMG1 Hornbuckle and GMM1 Hutsonada. The PI. What memories. Gunner Smith still with us
Penley, SteveLT.(JG)Dec 1971 – Nov 1974Navigator, DCA, Engineering, CICSome great folks on the ship, and interesting times.

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