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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 450 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

Miller, Steven (Chinstrap)BMSN1972 – 19751stMiss all good times and shipmates. Looking for info on Eric Neff, Tim Harkness and Carl Tanner.
Schoolcraft, PatrickE-21972 – 1973CommissaryJust a shout out to all the crew for your service. Thank you
Herstine, SamuelQm2Jan 1, 1972 – Aug 20, 1972Navigation50 years ago, yet it seems like yesterday. What a learning experience.
Overkamp, DannyBT 3Jan 2, 1972 – Jun 10, 1975Bmade 3 west pacs. would like to hear from any old shipmates. where is burgess, masters, burnham and the rest of the B gang. worked hard and partied hard. i am back in michigan.
Rainier, Nick (Running Bear)MM3Jan 10, 1972 – 1973EngineeringMade a lot of friends on this ship that I still think about often. Have not spoken or heard from anyone since. Would love to hear from you. Anyone know what came of Kelehoffer and Holloway.
Thompson, Billy T. Kidd........(roger D.)May 1972 – Jun 1975
Raymond Meyer, RayCS1Jun 1972 – Jul 1974My Dad, Ray Meyer Sr., was on board Pyro 1972-74 and would have been assigned to the galley. He retired July 1974 with 26 years service. He passed away in February 1989.
Rider, RalphSMSNJun 1972 – Dec 1973OperationsSearching for the Cruise Book for 1972. Please email me if you have one. Very Important!
Caldwell, JohnGMG2Jun 15, 1972 – Feb 23, 1974I served onboard the pyro for 2.5 years.I was in 3rd division and worked for GMG1 Barrett and gunner Smith/CWO was a great time in my life,on a great ship with a great crew and a great co,cammmander swan. If anyone remembers ne give me
Duplantis, AlbertSNJun 19, 1972 – Aug 19731stGreat guys. PUD (Rinehart), Lasher, Smitty, Drake, Quick, Neff, too many to remember and a long time ago. Great ship and great times.
Kirk, Bruce/comoLTJG/COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER/1110Aug 1972 – May 1975OperationsRetired after 26 years naval service as an 05. Moved to Oregon where I currently reside.
Harrison, RobertLt.JGAug 15, 1972 – Oct 5, 19742nd
Quick, RichardBM2Sep 1972 – Jan 1976FirstI remember the good old days. Partying on the beach with Rhino, Dup, Smitty. Have some fun in the berthing compartment with hambone. Good times. Would like to hear from you e-mail me at
Oppedal, GaryGMG-3Oct 1972 – Nov 19733rd Gunners GMG-1 Barret, CWO-2 Smith it was a pleasure working for you. GMG-3 James Barrow ,GMG-2 (?) Lowery and all the rest, haven't seen any of you guys since my service. Let us not forget good ol' Commander Swan!
Neff, EricBM3Oct 1972 – Jul 19751stThis is Eric Neff, alive and kicking. Be cool. Looking for Craig Matlock, you still breathing?
Pope, JimEN1Oct 4, 1972 – Jan 1, 1974A gangA hard working crew on a hard working ship.
Rodgers, BradyMM2Dec 1972 – Oct 1975MWhat can you say? 16 hour days in the engineroom while all you fresh air guys just skated!! Long hard times that were some of the most enjoyable in my life. Had some great times with great brothers. They never talked to the right guy.
McLaughlin, Gary (Cooky)SNDec 20, 1972 – Oct 16, 1973CommissarySorry to see the Pyro gone. Had some good times aboard ship, cooking for the crew. The ports we went to were out of this world back in the old days.
Walling, JackRM21973 – 1974ORLoved the ship it was a lot of fun, Lots of fun in the PI with the screaming Yellow Zonker. Concord was a wild place, even with the skunks on the pier.
Williams, Keith/ship BarberSHSN1973 – 1976SUPPLYBig shout out to Big Smithy, and you Pud. Spivey I also remember you to man. I was the barber that replaced Jones.
Burns, Bruce / Bernieem2Jan 15, 1973 – Jul 2, 1976e battery shop3 cruises, lots of good times, lots of good friends, where are they now? I'm at
Duplantis, AlbertSKSNFeb 1, 1973 – Jul 1, 19731I was there with Smitty, Drake, Lasher, Pud, Neff, Quick and all of Division 1. I fought in the Smokers during our cruise. Great guys...lots of fun.
Smith, Fred/smittySEAMANMar 1973 – Aug 19741stGood crew great division Drake, Quick, Neff Rhinhart, , guy,billy ,big smitty , Dup ,castro and everyone else. had lots of fun
Reed, MikeYN3Mar 1973 – May 1976XFirst 4 months was in 1st Div, then X Div, became a Yeoman in Ship's Office. Great times during 3 WESTPAC's and in the states. Made lifelong friends!
Fermil, James MichaelE 3Mar 13, 1973 – Aug 21, 19731rst DivisonI was on the Pyro for the 73 wespac cruise with my brother the Saint . I worked in the galley with Dingus for about 2 months than back to 1st Div. I still have nightmares about the the Typhoon. I was 17 at the time.
Anderson, AndyMm3Apr 5, 1973 – Dec 1, 1976M and AI would like to thank all of you guys that taught me how to become good at what our job was, I still have memories of everyone that I have found so far.
Lewis, SteveOS2Apr 15, 1973 – Jul 30, 1976OIMade 3 WestPac Cruises. That ship never quit running. Met a lot of good people on that ship.
Spivey, William (Doug)SKSNMay 1973 – Jan 1975SupplyWould like to hear from anyone who remembers me an obtain addresses of others.
Forwood, StevenYN2May 15, 1973 – May 15, 1975X DivisionLooking for old shipmates.
Flaten, MikeMM3Jun 1973 – May 1976m- Just wanted to say hi to all that remember me Joe Granny I was really surprised to see you here.We still BAD ALMOST
Schweinhart, DannyE2Jul 14, 1973 – Jun 1, 1974deck handLooking for Lary Pickard from P.A. or other friends who remember me
Forwood, StevenYN2Sep 1, 1973 – May 21, 1975AdminGreat ship. Lots of good friends and good times.
Willberg, JohnMM3Oct 1973 – Jun 1976Machinist MateJust want to say Hello back to Joe? How you doing?
Ware, JeffQM21974 – 1978NavigationAnyone I knew seeing this please say hello
Hamm, Jack Or HamboneSEAMANJan 1974 – Feb 1978FirstEmail me at Put PYRO as the subject to let me know it is an important email. Thank you, Jack Hamm -HAMBONE-
Hamm, Jack Or HamboneFIRST SEAMEN MAIN DECK - E/3Feb 16, 1974 – Feb 18, 1978First - The ToughWent by Hambone for four years on board. Had some wild and crazy times back then. Now, I'm 50 and father of 4 with two grandchildren. Living in Sacramento, CA. Email me if ya recognize the name HAMBONE.
Hamm, Jack / HamboneSNMar 1974 – Feb 8, 19781st Division
Anderson, Benjamine4Aug 9, 1974 – Jul 18, 1976seaman
Stinson, CharlieLtjgOct 1974 – Aug 1977Engineering
Caligiuri, DavidSKSNNov 15, 1974 – Dec 2, 1976SupplyWould like to hear from any of my old pals.

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