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USS Leader (MSO 490) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Leader (MSO 490). 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 77 crew members registered for the USS Leader (MSO 490).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1978 | 1979 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Pratt, BudET21956 – Jul 23, 1959OperationsLots of good memories. Japan andPacific Islands. Kiiddy Cruiser. In at 17, out at 21.
Pratt, BudET21957 – 1958I see you are still chugging on! Wooden Ships-----Iron Men........ Best of Luck
Freeman, RobertENCM1957 – 1958
Goss, MikeLT. J. G.Aug 1958 – Mar 1960Deck/Gunnery/SupplyA Boy became a Man on board the Leader
Goss, MikeLT.Aug 15, 1958 – Jan 16, 1963Deck/Gunnery/MCM/Med/SupplyThe minesweepers lead the way and made sure it was safe. Wooden Ships manned by Iron Men. Had many of my footprints on several bulkheads. Small ship meant that there was only one man for each job. If you didn't do your job, it didn't get do
Farr, DavidSK2Dec 22, 1958 – Aug 15, 1959Deck and SupplyI replace SK3 Klunder and was replaced by SK3 Wells.
Wiens, LarryRMC retired1964 – 1966OperationsWhere the fleet goes, we've been
Towers, Alsecond class poFeb 15, 1964 – Jul 9, 1967R div.would like to find the sailor that was washed over board in a bad storm.
Odle, CarlYN31965 – Feb 1966USS Leader
Huckaby, Adam "doug"SK3Apr 5, 1965 – Aug 25, 1966
Van Wagner, DennisRM3Dec 1965 – Sep 1966RadiomanWould like to reconnect with my shipmates during 1965-1966
Porter, Bob (Beak)STG3Apr 20, 1966 – Jul 20, 1968CIC Where's my buds, Riley,Bagstad,Etchason, Jones, Strubby? Wespac 67 was the best!!!
McKenna, BrianSK3Sep 1966 – Nov 196793Mayfield, I know you are out there somewhere!
Ives, GaryYN2Jun 1967 – Jul 1969Admin
Muir, Louis PEN31968 – 197093
Sheffield, GeraldUSS Leader (MSO 490)May 1968 – Jul 1970EngineeringWe ( Evelyn and I) live in Warner Robins, GA
Barr, NormanEN3Feb 1, 1969 – Oct 10, 1969Aux engineeringWork with local PD and am RSO at CompassTrainingCenter.AZ.orggot board after retiring in 2013.
Kiepke, MartinQM2Sep 1969 – May 1970OperationsThis was my first ship assignment after leaving Johnston Island. We were based at the Long Beach Naval Station and I would have to say it was a good learning experience being aboard a mine sweeper .
Temple, VaughnETN-3Jan 31, 1970 – Sep 15, 1970CommunicationsSome very ineresting day on mine sweeping ops of Catalina
Poole, Markem21971 – 1975electrical
Arndt, DetlefEN3Jun 1971 – 1974forward engine roomMight sound Crazy but every so offen I think about time I was on the Mighty 490, all the good and bad times... most of the crew I served with were great! Stood watches in the Forward Engine Room with Mark Poole.. hope to hear back from all
Gordon, BillETN3 & ETN2Jul 1971 – Sep 1973OPS
Smith, David Wayne (Smitty), Dw, DaveSTG3Jul 1971 – Sep 1972OPSUSS Leader was the best ship and learning experience that I ever experienced in my 23 year career and the crew was tops. Although I was onboard only a little over a year I learned more about my rate than a large command
Caldwell, Mark (Welby)RM3Aug 1971 – Jul 1973What great memories I have of my days onboard the Leader. First, being in Long Beach while the ship was being totally refitted. Then pier 9 and fishing trips to Catalina. Finally, Endsweep and Subic Bay!! Who could forget? Get in touch guys
Poole, MarkEM3Aug 1971 – Oct 1974ElectricalRemarks?? Comments?? Procrastination- it's not a problem. It's a solution!!
Hunt, CalvinPN3Sep 8, 1971 – Aug 1, 1972
Hansen, Paul490Dec 1971 – Dec 1974Great memories serving about the Leader with a great crew. Wish I'd keep in touch with them. I guess now is the chance.
Van Dyken, RandySF3Jan 2, 1972 – Dec 15, 1972Engineering
Baker, BobE-5 ENGINEMANFeb 1, 1972 – Jul 1, 1975engineeringwow it sure has been a long strange trip.i think back to those days and what ablast we had,george dying to hear from you,poole and doc,and of course newkirk
Franklin, GeorgeENFNJul 1972 – Dec 1973On board for Operation Endsweep. Found GMG3 Newkirk and EM3 Evans. Looking for Baker and Poole.Check out crew list on USS Leader web site.
Wood, DocMSO 490Sep 20, 1972 – Mar 30, 1974
Larson, DennisQm3Dec 1972 – Aug 1976opslooking to hear from shipmates on board during operation end sweep.
Chavez, BenEN2Mar 1, 1973 – 1975M
Shaffer, DanielPO SECOND CLASSNov 1973 – Nov 10, 1974ETLast 10 months of my seven years, rode it from San Diego to Charleston.
Johnson, DanEN-3Dec 1973 – Jul 1975Engineering
Sigler, LeeET-1Jul 1974 – Sep 15, 1976OperationsMade ETC as a result of serving aboard. Enjoyed the experience but don't care to repeat it.
Fountain, RonEN3Nov 1975 – Aug 1978Main ControlLooking back now...great times on a great ship
Jablonski III, Edward / JaybeeEN3Mar 1978 – Apr 1980A-Gang /After all the fun of STANAVFORCHAN, I did a second tour 84-86...
Rehm, RogerSTG3Jul 1978 – Dec 1980OperationsGreat memories of the first STANAVFORCHAN cruise (78 - 79). Also, the Cuban boat lift in 1980.
Heilwagen, MontySK2Aug 1978 – Apr 1981Onboard for the 1st STANDNAVFORCHAN, many great memories.
Dwyer, TomOS2Sep 18, 1978 – Sep 8, 1980OIGreat Ship & Crew! I think back to the '78-'79 NATO cruise & still can't believe it. Some of the greatest times of my life. We need some more "Choir Practice"!
Burrell, RonnieEM2Dec 22, 1978 – Feb 1, 1983E-division

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