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USS Picking (DD 685) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Picking (DD 685). 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 30 crew members registered for the USS Picking (DD 685).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Hubbard, WoodrowSeaman 1st ClassOct 1, 1942 – Nov 15, 1945Destroyer Squadron 49 Pacific TheaterI am writing this with the help of my son, I am 97 years old and served in the Pacific theater during WWII.
O'Neill, Robert / BobSailorNov 1, 1953 – Nov 1, 1955Newport, RIjust moved to the Manteno, IL VA Hospital in Dec 2010 after a lifetime in Chicago
Schnell, RobertDC2Feb 1956 – May 1957R
Tafoya, ErnieBT3Mar 11, 1961 – Sep 3, 1963boiler divisionWe have a USS Picking Reunion in Philadelphia, PA Sept. 2013. Contact for more info. Great to meet your fellow shipmates. About 100-125. We meet every 2 yrs.
Horn, JamesRM3Feb 1962 – Apr 14, 1965CAN'T REMEMBER(RM, RD, QM,SIGNALMAN)LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO WAS ABOARD 62-65, HOPE ANYONE ONE BOARD WILL COME TO THE REUNION IN SAN ANTONIO IN OCTOBER. IF YOU HAVEN'T COME BEFORE YOU DON'T NO WHAT YOUR MISSING. WE'RE STILL FAMILY
Limbert, Mel "Limbo"EM2May 1962 – Jan 1966RBest wishes to all who served on the Picking.
Toledo, LeopoldoE-2 / Steward Apprentice manMay 12, 1962 – Aug 3, 1963Supply Division /StewardI just want to connect to some of my shipmates that remember me . I came aboard and our ship was getting ready to get underway , and I was sea sick for three days :-( Our LPO was SD1 Johnson .
Proffitt, MikeRM2Aug 1962 – Aug 8, 1963OperationsHad some fun times on board the old girl.
Antero, FelixEM3Oct 17, 1962 – Nov 20, 1963athe ship that started my electrical career in the navy.
Tate, KennethRM2Nov 1963 – Nov 1964operations
Hamilton, RussellE5Nov 23, 1963 – Jul 21, 19677 th fleetneed information about DMZ area for VA claim. Need namrs of "inland waterways" we were on.
Davies, Robert/bobRM1Dec 1963 – Aug 1968CommunicationsAboard for Westpac cruises 64, 65, 67, and her final cruise of 1968. Served with some of the greatest guys that I have ever known in my 72 years. Still, some of the greatest memories of my life.
Morrissey, Billfireman Boiler TechDec 29, 1964 – Feb 1966B DivisionI was 17 years old when I came aboard the USS picking. of course I didn't know anything when I came on board but Jerry wisemen,EG Brown & Carlisle, Took me under They're wing and taught me as much as they could.
Grissom, LarryIC31965 – 1968Interior CommunicationsI am looking for information on behalf of my father. He has dementia and we are working to get pension for him. If you have any information that could help us, please contact me. Thanks so much!
Brimeyer, Jim profile iconsnNov 1965 – Mar 18, 1968deck
Walker, LarryYN2 / E-5Jan 6, 1966 – Apr 7, 1969Don't rememberHad a very positive experience aboard PICKING, met a lot of good people and still keep in touch today. Try to attend as many reunions as possible.
Johnson, James / JimMM3May 1966 – Sep 1966A-GangWasn't aboard for long. Picking was in Hunter's Point for overhaul.
Aragon, Rick. (Art) profile iconEM3Jun 1966 – Oct 1, 1969R DivisionHave been searching for crew members but no success. But I found one shipmates and that has lead to others. Still looking for EM3 C.A. Ronning, Robert Egee?, Chief R. E . Sullivan.
Mc Carthy, ThomasCS1Aug 1966 – Aug 1968SUPPLY
Vaught, DavidSRAug 1, 1966 – Jan 9, 19671stWent by the name of Varney at that time and was only onboard for a short time and transfered to San Francisco for discharge.
Jones, BobbieSM3Sep 1966 – May 1968
Minsel, PeterSK2Nov 1966 – Nov 1967SupplyTed Axton was Supply Officer.
Patterson, Jerry (Pat)SA1967 – 1968seventh fleetI am looking for anyone who might have a copy of the crew list for the time frame of April -May of 1967 For a VA claim. My dd214 did not show my service on ship for this time.
Johnson, DanielBT3Feb 1, 1967 – Oct 15, 1968B divisionThe time I spent on the ship with fellow shipmates, now good friends, has stayed with me in a positive manner all my life.
Phillips, EarlE-5/FTG2May 1, 1967 – Mar 31, 1969DeckHad a successful career going from (E1-O5). Retired from USNR w/ 33 years. USS PICKING was a real learning experience that.helped me when I fleeted up to the officer ranks. LOOKING for Kenneth Headley, BM3
Webb, DonaldRMSNJun 1967 – Sep 1968OCA great ship. We made the last wartime cruise on her before here decomissioning.
Von Salzen, ErichSNSep 1967 – Oct 1969Deck Division
Thatcher, StephenQM3 & QM2Sep 1967 – Aug 15, 1968OCWESTPAC '68, GREAT QM gang, best ship I served on (enlisted 1962, discharge, 1971)
Carrozo, Joebmsn / Qm3Oct 1967 –1 / O
Skrit Jr, ThomasBM3Oct 1967 – 1970first divisionWE WERE THE LAST CREW TO MAKE A WESTPAC.IT WAS A REAL EYE OPENER. IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST TIMES OF MY LIFE. ALTHOUGH I DIDN'T KNOW IT THEN. WE HAD A HELL OF A CREW AUGIE JANICE, JOE BLANCO, TOM LEONARD. JOE CARROZO

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