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USS Piedmont (AD 17) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Piedmont (AD 17). 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 339 crew members registered for the USS Piedmont (AD 17).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1956 | 1957 – 1965 | 1966 – 1968 | 1969 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1980 | 1981 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
CULP, JERRYBTFN TO BT2Nov 30, 1079 – Oct 30, 1982BOILER REPAIR
Bescan, Leonard (Len)SAO 31943 – Mar 1946
Schultz, RobertTM3cMar 11, 1943 – Feb 27, 1946armory
O'Donnell, PhIIpCPOApr 30, 1943 – Sep 23, 1946EPlankowner
Debiasio, Louis2nd class PONov 1943 – Sep 19457 thRan the horizontal and bulard boring mills. Loader on the 20 mil. anti aircraft gun
Hinson, William "bill"M2Dec 1, 1943 – Mar 23, 1946repair forceworked in the blacksmith shop helped with repairs on several ships threw out the war.
Laskey, "buck"MUS.2/CDec 8, 1943 – Nov 8, 1945Served as "plank owner" from the time I arrived at Tampa, Fl. in December 1943 until I left the Piedmont at Yokuska Naval Station, November 8, 1945. Was part of the ship's band during that period. Discharged 1/26/1946, Norman OK NAS
Julian, James (Jim(EM I/CDec 27, 1943 – Oct 27, 19457 (Repair)Plankowner.We repaired and serviced hundreds of Destroyers during WW ll at Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Manus in the Admiralties,Ulithi Atoll, again at Eniwetok and fiinally at Yokosuka in Tokyo Bay with the 3rd Fleet Sept, 2, 1945 at war's en
Petry, AlbertFireman 1st ClassJan 1944 – Mar 18, 1946Boiler RoomGreat Lakes Training Center 1063 Tampa, Florida Brother Charlie Petry, also in the Navy, met me on board the Piedmont in the Admiralty Islands
Newbauer, William (Bill, Willie)fireman first class1945 – 1946refrigerationI was assigned to the refrigeration shop.
Mathews, MarionPETTY OFFICER 3Apr 1945 – Nov 1947Machinest/RefrigerationPlease let me hear from you. Contact me at my son's e-mail
Whaley, GeneSK31946 – 19484THLooking for Robert F. Mooney we were shipmates
Price, BillieMM2/C1947 – 1949ASteam heat and hydraulics, fire and flushing systems and high-pressure air compressors.
Allison, RobertSEAMAN FIRST CLASSJan 1947 – Jan 1951
Kempski, Robert (Bob)Lt. JGSep 1, 1948 – Aug 16, 1951DentalGreat Lakes Navel Base - training. Navel Base San Diego till deployment in 1948 aboard the USS Piedmont. Served as a sick call dentist till 1951 in Sasebo, Inchon. Looking for old shipmates of my grandfather.
Vecchio, JosephMR 2Mar 1, 1949 – Jul 12, 19524th Division
Davis, James {jimmie ]Ret-E8Apr 12, 1949 – Oct 20, 1952ENG on the captians GIGBoarded {DOC} the Piedmont in april of 49 left him in 52 Made the invasion on Inchon.in june of 50.spent the better part of the next 2yrs in Keora.
Riedell, JohnSAOct 29, 1949 – Feb 6, 1950Executive Officer's OfficeThe ship was moored in San Diego Harbor and I worked in the Executive Officer's Office. After a few months, I was transferred to Great Lakes, to attend the naval journalist school, following which I was sent to CinCPac PIO, Hawaii.
Perry, James JosephMEFN1950 – 1951UnknownLooking for any living shipmates of my grandfather.
Hooker, Wallacerd3Jan 1, 1950 – Jan 1, 1954operationsserved from 1950 t0 1954. about half the time was in japan Friends were George Johnson. James Ely. Richard Parfitt and Joseph Felt.
Spearman, JamesSNOct 1950 – Apr 19521stServed in 1st Div. Great duty ship
Crouch, Bob R Or "billy Jean"SEAMAN1951 – 19552ND
Campbell, GeorgeHMC Third classJan 1951 – Aug 1953Medical division
Kastens, William (Bill)ET2Mar 8, 1951 – Sep 22, 1954Repair GangSan Diego Boot Camp Dec.1950 2nd Div. Deck Force March 1951 ET School Treasure Island, CA 1952 ET Repair Div. 1953-54 Discharged Long Beach, CA Oct. 1954
Chandler, BobSMQM1/cJul 1, 1951 – Sep 15, 1952Signal/QuartermasterIf there is anyone still alive from this time send me a line.
Long, CecilFT3Sep 15, 1951 – May 19546thI caught up with the Piedmont in Sept 1951 in Sasebo harbor after just completing Fire Control school in San Diego. On the Piedmont I was assigned to the Fire Control shop. I got to make one more trip to Japan in 1953 but left her in April of 195
Villagomez, AugustineCSSNDec 1951 – Aug 1954S1I am looking for my good friend Willie Montoya.
Isom, Aaron / Mr. PeabodyApr 16, 1953 – Aug 13, 1956I am looking for old shipmates , would like to hear from anyone who might remember me or has any old photos of the ship and shipmates joisom45@bellsouth.net ,is my daughters email , and she will forward all mail to me. Thanks.
Best, MikeSMSNDec 1954 – Apr 1956OPERATIONSCAME ABOARD DOC AFTER BOOT LEAVE, OJT FOR SIGNALMAN. DID THE 55 WESTPAC CRUISE WITH SASEBO AS A MAIN PORT. EXPERIENCED A NASTY TYPHOON WHILE ANCHORED IN SASEBO. HOPE TO FIND 55 CRUISE BOOK OR COPY TO BUY. GOD BLESS ALL WHO SERVED.
Brass, SanfordIM31955 – 1957Maintenance and RepairFavorite memory sailing from Seattle to SanDiego
Best, Mike FeathersSMSNJan 1955 – Apr 1956OPERATIONS, SIGNALMAN / QUARTERMASTERGREAT LIFE ABOARD THE DOC. MY FIRST WESTPAC CRUISE TOOK US TO PEARL, SUBIC BAY, HONG KONG, SASEBO, AND A COUPLE OF OTHER EXOTIC PORTS OF CALL. ROAD OUT TYPHOON WHILE ANCHORED IN SASEBO. SPENT LIBERTY AT THE PARAMOUNT BAR, BEHIND THE PARK.
Waites, KyleET2Apr 1955 – Apr 1957R4
Marino Sr., DonEM 3rd class POJun 1955 – Dec 1956Ships Company Electric ShopEnjoyed my time on the Piedmont. Met a lot of great guys and saw parts of the world I probably never would have. Would love to find some of my old shipmates.
Cozart, Francis (Buddy)SEAMANAug 1955 – Feb 1959
Foster, Haroldmr 2Sep 1955 – Jun 1958r 2got transfered to u s s laws d d 5 5 8 didn't extend for the 3rd westpac cruise
Johnson, ArthurFnDec 2, 1955 – Feb 1, 1956Boiler tenderLooking elden Lewis
Grant, TedYN3Jan 5, 1956 – Sep 15, 1957Captains OfficeWas Captain's Yeoman. One Cruise to the Pacific, went thru a Typhoon on the way to Japan. Crossed the equter and was initiated a Shell Back.
Freyermuth, CharlesCS3Mar 1956 – Aug 1957CommensaryI think about my time aboard this ship alot. I do a lot of day dreaming. I wish I could find some of the people that served aboard the ship during this same time period.
Kronschnabel, PeterSFP-2May 1956 – Jan 1959R-1Good duty. Learned my trade well from excellent leaders
Armistead, JerrySKSN-SK2Nov 5, 1956 – Aug 12, 1960Supply S-1Made 3 wonderful deployments to WESPAC Crossed the Equator Discharged Aug 80
Hopkins, WarrenQM3Dec 4, 1956 – Feb 1, 1959OperationsCame about Piedmont as a SA. When I was promoted to SN I transferred to operations. I trained as a signalman but when the opportunity to take the test for QM3 I took it. Served with the COMCRUDESPAC signal staff.

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