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USS Prairie (AD 15) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Prairie (AD 15). 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 564 crew members registered for the USS Prairie (AD 15).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1957 | 1958 – 1963 | 1964 – 1967 | 1968 – 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1980 | 1981 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Goodwin, WendellDS11968 – 1970S-5 (S-7) ADP
Dineen, Edmund R.E31968 – 1970ELECTRICALI was on the Prairie from 1968 - 1970. In Tawain, Phillipines (the beutiful Subic Bay), Japan. I made 2 westpacs on the USS Prairie. Hello to all shipmates and hope this finds all well and good.
Colton, DonDC2Apr 17, 1968 – Aug 1970R-1 Carpenter ShopThe Prairie was my first command. i was in the Carpenter shop for two years. Holiday and Pepper were in charge. We played cards on the big router table. CWO4 Crouch was DO and DCCS Taylor the LCPO. I Retired in 1992 HTCM(SW) A great 1st
Webber, JimSK2May 1968 – 1970S-1
Moore, BrendanIM2May 1968 – Jun 1971R-5Made two memberable West Pacs
Lott, GeorgeE-4May 1, 1968 – Dec 29, 1970DeckI SERVED ON THE DECK FORCE, BEING MADE A LEADING SEAMAN FOR THE O-1 DECK .THEN I BECAME THE CAPTAIN'S DRIVER FOR THE BALANCE OF MY TOUR. I ALSO PLAYED ON THE SHIP'S GOLF TEAM. WE WERE THE FIRST SHIP TO WIN THE 11TH NAVAL DIST, CHAMPIONSHI
Yaeger, WalterMR2Jul 12, 1968 – Aug 10, 1971EngineeringCame aboard an E2, straight from MR "A" school. Eleven months later sewed on E5. Made many friends, worked hard and long in the machine shop. Wouldn't trade the time for the world. Good wishes to all I served with.
Lohrey, FrancisPN2Nov 15, 1968 – Oct 31, 1970Admin DivisionI arrived for duty on the USS Prairie (AD15) in November 1968 and departed October 1970 to begin shore duty in what was then West Germany. I really enjoyed my time aboard the Prairie.
Roth, MichaelMRFNDec 1968 – Oct 2, 1972R-2I enjoyed my time on the Prairie and made some of the best friends as shipmates I have ever had. Some of us still keep in touch.
Brown, Carey / BrownieETR21969 – 1972R4I was stationed with some of the finest friends and crewmates than one should ever expect. We had a lot of fun on 2 Westpacs and were able to see some fantastic places. I've never forgot the people and the good times we all enjoyed.
Carter, JamesMLFN1969 – 1972FoundryAt the moment I am looking for confirmation of a back injury that happened to me in later half of my hitch. Thank to all who served.
Van Norman, TomETN21969 – 1972R4Hey Tank, We used to go 4WD in San Diego together. With Moe Ward.
Brown, Carey/brownieE5/ETR21969 – 1972R4I was fortunate to have been stationed with some very extraordinary shipmates. I think of them often and wonder where they are now. We had some great times and some lasting memories that I cherish.
Norlund, LewisEMFN/EM3/EM21969 – 1972R-3Worked for CWO2 Lovitt, EMI Hughes and EMC Raxter
Palm, RichFtg21969 – Dec 1972R5
Moretta, GiovanniE3Feb 4, 1969 – Nov 23, 1970DeckLeadman - in charge of the paint locker/side cleaners crew-great memories, would do it again !!!!!!!!!
Adams, Arnold (Tank)ET1May 27, 1969 – Sep 12, 1972R4
Bartholomew, DennisMM2Jun 1, 1969 – Dec 20, 1969M
Davison, MalcolmSFPM-4Sep 1969 – Dec 2, 1972R-1Would like to hear from all the guys, Rick, Red, Tom (Toad) Bob (Bro), Kuhnhart, Harry, Manning, Alex, Smitty, Walt and all the rest. It was pretty foggy.
Katzenstein, Johndc3Sep 1, 1969 – Feb 9, 1971repairi worked for chief holliday and 1st class pepper. was in with don colton and cameron from maine
McManus, W. KeithAK3Nov 1969 – Aug 1970DASH
Workman, ClarenceSNDec 1969 – 1971RSWorked in the repair office- Tech Library
Whetten, Dennis M.HM21970 – 1973MedicalGreat time onboard. Lots of shot giving and other things Able to see lots of ports that I would have never been able to see or experience. Would do it over if I could. anbody else out there from the "boat"??
Smith, DavidRMSN1970 – 1970CRReassigned to USS Chicago CG11
Reynolds, Frank (Red)HT 2Jan 1970 – Feb 1972R-1 HT1I really enjoyed all the good times aboard the old girl. I had been on the Dixie as well. I was in the pipe shop on both ships Three of my best friends were Jim Kennington, HT1, Bob and Toad Ollier,
Wilhelm, Thomas S.Feb 7, 1970 – Sep 12, 1970RAssigned to the Weld Shop with SF1 Quinata, Sf1 Lookingbill, and Sf1 Mesa. Received orders to the USS E. F. Larson DD-830 till July 1972.
Kortuem, JohnHT3Feb 17, 1970 – Jul 25, 1973R-1Two West Pacs. She was due for decommisioning when I went aboard and yet she held her own for another twenty years. God bless all who serve aboard the old lady
Cousineau, RayFTG2Apr 1, 1970 – Sep 1, 1973Fox
Miller, RussellMM 3Apr 10, 1970 – Oct 13, 1972A gangSome of the best years of my life. Made a lot of great friends.
Skelly, DanielE-3Apr 11, 1970 – Nov 20, 1971ENGINE ROOM
Erickson, AlBTFNJun 10, 1970 – Aug 17, 1970R DIVI was assigned (TAD) to the BR Shop. I would like to hear from anyone that may have worked in the BR shop around that time, furthermore, I would like to reconnect with BRCS Wayne Ashmore who worked there also.
Smith, DavidrmsnJun 10, 1970 – Sep 10, 1970crI was assigned to the Prairie after radio school. I was reassigned to the USS Chicago CG11 and left for westpac shortly after reporting.
Cook, Cliff (Cockroach)EM2Aug 26, 1970 – Nov 2, 1973R-3Worked for CWO2 Rodger Lovett AKA the Zoo Keeper, and we were known as the Animals. EM1 Bob Hughes was my lead PO
Kehres, BillGMG 2Sep 1970 – Aug 1974Fox
Haynes, RalphPMFNSep 20, 1970 – May 16, 1971R-1My first command after PM 'A' School. What fun! PMC Holiday was THE true "old salt" having served in WW2. Lots of GREAT memories cruising up and down the West Coast. Swapped duty with PM3 Whiting and went to the Piedmont.
Chiappi, BillCWO2Oct 1970 – Jun 1972EElectrical Officer
Greer, Stan "Rosie"SK3Nov 1970 – Aug 1974supplyPrairie Chapel Singers
Poynter, BobbySK21971 – 1972S1WESTPAC CRUISE 71-72
Medina, GuillermoSK31971 – 1973S1Have some nice memories on board the Prairie. Some of my best memories were during our WestPac. Best wishes to all.
Hawkes, GroverET3Jun 15, 1971 – Oct 10, 1972R4I made the westpac trip to subic bay in 1972
Tyler, R. KeithIM3Aug 10, 1971 – Sep 9, 1974R5Had a good time on the ole PRAIRIE
Manley, JackBT2Nov 20, 1971 – May 25, 1975"B" Division

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