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USS James E. Kyes (DD 787) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS James E. Kyes (DD 787). 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 102 crew members registered for the USS James E. Kyes (DD 787).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1964 | 1965 – 1970 | 1971 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Lawcock, TomSTG2Jan 5, 1066 – Aug 1969SonarAfter the first 3 months, I have never been seasick again!!! KP was a b___h at the bow of the ship in Chief's quarters. I'll never forget " Bullet " - Roy Clymer!
Cabrera, Guadalupe/wallySM-1Feb 1946 – Jun 1946GunneryI was a first plank owner on the Kyes. We sat for a long time on Treasure Island waiting for the ship building strike to end. We got on board in early 1946. It was a good crew and good ship. Glad it lasted until 2004.
Skiles, FrankFC2Feb 8, 1946 – Apr 1947GunneryPlank Owner ! Best ship I served on.
Bailey, StevecbmFeb 24, 1946 – Feb 26, 1947uss kyesmy dad served in ww2 uss kyes
Miller, JoeRD21951 – 1954Those were battles long ago and recently remembered. I'd do it again.
Schilly, RobertRM3Aug 1951 – May 1953Staff ComDesRon 3I was never ships company, but stood watches with the crew and felt like I was ships company. Best friend was Rodney White from Texas. He died of cancer several years ago but we kept in touch by e-mail.
Riley, Frank3rd Class Gunners MateApr 19, 1952 – Feb 1, 1956GContact me Would like to hear from old buddies
McIntosh, CharlesDD787 SN 1Jul 7, 1952 – Oct 5, 19552nd Its been a long time is any one still around Was a good ship had lots of fun . Would do it again in a heart beat. Get bact to me if any on still a live
Craft, Willie (Bill)1953 – 1955LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES
Hudson, RaymondMM21954 – 1956EnginerringA memberable part of my life.
Heiberger, Michael profile iconET2Aug 15, 1954 – Sep 15, 1957oi
Simpson, BillQM3Dec 1954 – Jun 1956cEnjoyed the 2 year tour on Kyes. Retired from the Navy in 1974 as SMC off USS Hector (AR7).Would enjoy hearing from ex shipmates.
Tucker, Dick TuckerSN --SN 3RDDec 27, 1955 – Oct 20, 1960RDSHE WAS IN LONG BEACH CA GETTING REFURBERSHED WHEN I WENT ABOARD---WENT TO SAN FRAN IN PREP TO GO TO ENIWETOCK FOR --A BOMB TEST
Benfield, BobbieSA1956 – 1957San deagoLooking for anyone who knew our father. We are looking for information
Tucker, Dick TuckerSN--SN-3RDJan 29, 1956 – Sep 29, 19601 ST & RADARwent on board in Long Beach went to enewetalt for bomb test
King, Claude (Dick)EM2Jun 1956 – Dec 1959EngineeringTaiwan patrol, Atom bomb tests Eniwetok/Bikini. Goodwill tour Australia/Japan/Hong Kong. A real navy ship and an experience withguys I will not forget. Son of James E Kyes(David Kyes) served as Machinest Mate 2 on DD787 1956-1959.
Turner, HerbertTMSNJul 3, 1956 – Nov 14, 1958First Torpedos
Yates, Jack D.TM31957 –Fox Division
Sponseller, Ronald W.FNJun 1, 1957 –FIREROOMi served for a very short time on the Kyes with my brother, Ray Sponseller, who worked in the ships store. Sadly he passed away in 1987 of Pancreatic Cancer thanks to his participation in the Atomic bomb tests in mid 50s
Danko, Richard (Zoud And/or Sputnik)RM3Jul 1957 – Nov 1958CommunicationsGreat ship, great crew, great times. WestPac Tour with a Commodore on board was "different".
Lewicke, GeorgeYN2Oct 16, 1958 – Jan 2, 1962OC DIVISION
Graham, RogerE2Sep 18, 1959 – Apr 27, 1963FIRST
Faulkner ,, Robert (Bob)RM21960 – 1962OCEnjoyed the 2 year station ship Yokosuka,Japan assignment. 360 yen to a dollar. Those were the days. Went on to leave Navy and become commo Sgt on Special Forces A-Team with two tours in Vietnam.Career as CHP- Co-Pilot CHP Helicopter SF Bay Area.
Carter, Georgeltjg1960 – Jun 1962gunnery
Steger, John M / MikeBMSNMar 1960 – Jun 1961FirstGreat ship. Was one of eight ships that were home ported at Yokosuka Japan.
Elam, FredRM2Apr 1960 – May 1962OCLoved the Kyes! Many fond memories! I left the ship in Bremerton and spend last 14 months at NAS Miramar! I live in Little Rock, Ar now but I was from Memphis. I would love to touch bases with mates. Email fhe41@yahoo.com
Coleman III, Thomas W.FN1961 – 1962ENG
Miller, RichardBM3Apr 29, 1961 – Dec 3, 19641ST DIVISIONafter leaving the navy I later rejoined from 1975 to 1977 I stayed out till 1985 then joined the reserves i retaired as a BMCS 12/12 2003 I now live in washington township new jersey
Mann, Robert (Danny)SM-3Jun 1961 – Jan 26, 1965OCAn experience I will never forget. Love to do it all over again.
Johnson, Robert (Bob)EM3Aug 1, 1961 – Jul 1, 1963Engineering
Higgins, MackSM3Feb 12, 1962 – Jul 26, 1963ocNow woking for USS Post Office in Fl.
Lile, KenRDSNOct 6, 1962 – Nov 2, 1965OII had planned to stay in the Navy, unfortunately a RD2 lied at captains mast. I saw many places that I won't see again, I met some of the best people I have ever met, and we are still good friends. RIP Ralph Harper.
Kenny, JimFTG3Nov 1962 – Sep 1966
Livingood, Roger (Country)em3Nov 10, 1962 – 1966engineeringI was on west pac twice- . Left June 1966 . Worked as a maintenance electrician. Now retired living in N FLA. I'm Roger M Livingoods wife of 49 years.. He has passed. July, 17, 2015. rml888@live.com
Wood, George TracyDK3Dec 2, 1962 – Oct 21, 1963UnsureThis is my father was looking for any historical information or material.
Beeskau, David BeeskauRD31963 – 1965OI
Kenny, JimFTG3Nov 1963 – Sep 2, 1966
Stafford, GalenGMG3Dec 1963 – Mar 1964GunneryMy time was a rather short tour of duty, but I was in time for West Pack tour aboard the J.E.Kyes. I just returned from a West Pack tour and was transferred to this ship. She was building steam to leave. Was a great ship
Hart, JackYN2Dec 1963 – Dec 1966Desron 23 Staff Yeoman
Harris, BobEN31964 – 1967R DivisionWould like to here from anyone in a gang from that time.

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