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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
Kametz, JohnFTG31972 – Oct 1973FoxParticularly looking for Christian shipmates in the Prairie Chapel Singers.
Bowling, DavidSN1972 – Aug 19752nd div/ boats/craneopHad a great time would like to chat with some of the guys i 1st and 2nd div deck, also any one who drove the lcm's or any of the boats during that time also looking for any info on ed rippy or danny curtin
Bentley, EdwardBM3Jan 1972 – Aug 22, 1975REPAIR CANVAS SHOPIT WAS GREAT DUTY WITH GREAT GUYS. MADE TWO WESTPACK. I WORKED THE BOAT DECK,CRANE OPERATOR, LCM OPERATOR .HAD A LOT OF GOOD FRIENDS IN REPAIR SHOPS. I SEWED A LOT OF PATCHES ON UNIFORMS IN THE CANVAS SHOP.
Backstrom, DennisDP3Jan 1972 – May 1974Data ProcessingHad some good times on USS PRAIRIE. Made a west Pac cruise in 1973. Would love to hear from shipmates
Cullen, Robert Aka HTFNJan 6, 1972 – Aug 16, 1975R-1 Div.Great times, great friends, 2 westpacs, catch me on FB or bcullen@runbox.com.
Billingsley, Charles-chuck profile iconBm3Apr 15, 1972 – 1975repair canvas shoplook for old friends that were on the ship with me
Gibson, ClarenceE 2Jun 1972 – Feb 1974ICI work in IC shop if you have any info on chief Donald Cosser plz contact me Clarence Gibson If anyone remembers going to Vietnam contact me 1973
Wright,, David A. (Wilber)BT2Jun 1972 – Mar 1975B
Lagda, Licerio C., LeeHMCS< USNAug 1972 – Aug 1975HI came aboard the Prairie in 1972 at Long Beach, CA. She was transferred to San Diego in 1974. I made 2 WesPac deployments aboard. I was transferred to NRMC, Long Beach in 1975 where I retired as a Master Chief Hospital Corpsman in 1982.
Hassell, CurtisOM1Aug 1972 – 1974Optical RepairAttended Decommissioning Ceremony 21 years after leaving Prairie. Amazing.
Little, CaseyE-3Aug 6, 1972 – Nov 1973A
Tillotson, GeorgeGMG 3Sep 1972 – May 1975Fox What's happening Gunners? Drop a line!! Started in R-2 Div. Working in the engraving shop and later moved to Fox Div.
Frederick Willis Moore, Fredseaman first class-Sep 15, 1972 – Dec 15, 1975pump divisionGreat Crew.....
Garrison, Floydboats / craneOct 1972 – Oct 19752nd divI would sure like to hear from some of my crew that I was on the ship with. I am still in contact with Leon Smith, which we both would like to hear from any of you guys.
Higby, Jerryfireman Oct 1972 – Jul 1975e divisionI am looking for "e"Division crew mates from the lighting shop from 1973-1975.had many good times with my ship mates.looking to hear from my old buddies.
Huelskamp, Bricee-3Oct 1, 1972 – Oct 1, 1975boatdeck div. 2it was the best of my life wish I would of known that then cause i,'ve been retired now pete,mary,shara like to hear from you snake if your out there get back to me
Soto, RafaelDK2Nov 28, 1972 – May 26, 1976DisbursingNever a boring day, special when underway. As we used to say. A day in port is a day lost. Let's hit the ocean.
Leonard, StanMM2Dec 17, 1972 – Dec 17, 1977M, ABest times were in A-Gang with "Joey", Dumsted, Jim Steelman, CWO Bickel.
Plumley, StephenHT31973 – 1975R=1Two West-pacs evacuation of Vietnam, Grandee Island refugee camp duty. Great times good people
Jones, Richard --rickSK21973 – 1977S1 and S2Looking for anyone who may be suffering from lung disorders due to asbestos exposure. I need statements from fellow shipmates for my fight with the VA. I have been denied a claim.
Scholl, JohnEM31973 – 1975RepairGood times, Good friends.
Garcia, Arthursk31973 – 1975supplyIn response to Richard Jones inquiring about any shipmate suffering from a lung disorder. I myself have not been diagnosed with anything but I'm also having trouble with my breathing. I worked around asbestos.
Garcia, ArthurSK31973 – 1975S1
Stadnik, JoeEM21973 – 1973RepairHi to everyone from the rewind shop
Potts, Robert (Al)TM31973 – 1975WeaponsDid two Wes Pac tours. Would be great to here from some of the guys, Gary, Ed, Junior.... Back in Birmingham, Al. now.
Potts, Robert (Al)TM31973 – 1975WeaponsDid two Wes Pac tours. Would be great to here from some of the guys, Gary, Ed, Junior.... Back in Birmingham, Al. now.
Potts, Robert (Al)TM31973 – 1975WeaponsDid two Wes Pac tours. Would be great to here from some of the guys, Gary, Ed, Junior.... Back in Birmingham, Al. now.
Potts, Robert (Al)TM31973 – 1975WeaponsDid two Wes Pac tours. Would be great to here from some of the guys, Gary, Ed, Junior.... Back in Birmingham, Al. now.
Buffington, RichardDP21973 – 1976S7West PAC cruises were great. Retired in 2006 as an O5
Reed, RobertCSCS1973 – Sep 30, 1974S-1
Allen, BradleySNJan 3, 1973 – Oct 1, 1975OPSThe Prairie was my first ship, and the best years that I have served in the Navy. I made two West Pac cruises and made a lot of good friends. I hope to here from any one from the OPS that remember me from that time period.
Martino, RobertSK-3Jan 4, 1973 – Sep 15, 1975S-1MADE 2 WEST-PAC CRUISES AND HAD A GREAT TIME IN THE P.I.
Carpenter, DavidETR2Apr 1973 – Nov 1974R4 Electronic Cal LabJoined ship in Kaushong, Tiawan. Came back to Long Beach, then the ship homeport was changed to San Diego.
Larson, EricIC3May 5, 1973 – May 3, 1975E Division / Ships Company IC ShopOthers I worked with in E Div were Fernandez, Caraway, Ickes, Slaughter, Paul Miller, Kirby (Toad) Brandt, ICC Cosser, Rick Scoggins, Jack Manley, Ted Zimmerman, Lovel, Shantie, Kelley, Wimberley, Scapatici, Mitchell
Young, Trapper profile iconE-4Jun 14, 1973 – 1975ADMINlOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED ON THE PRAIRIE FROM 1973 TO 1975, I WORKED IN ADMINS- YOU MAY KNOW ME AS "TRAPPER"
Jones, StephenPN2/E5Jul 1973 – Jan 1977EXI worked in the Personnel Office, Legal Office and Educational Services Office. Was on the Prairie during the '74 Wespac.
Brock, John profile iconMM3Aug 1973 – Sep 15, 1975M Aft engineroomHad a Great time with 2 WESPACs We made the first susceeful full speed run the Prairie ever made in 1975. I'd love to hook up with a few of the guy's. I do remember a few of the names I see on the list.
Peterson, KennethBT2Aug 15, 1973 – Jul 10, 1977Forward and Aft Engine room
Morrow, Kenneth------texETR-3Sep 1973 – Jan 1978R4
Languell, Roger D. profile iconHT2Nov 1973 – Jun 1975RepairLeft in Okinawa transferred too shore duty.

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