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USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG 23) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG 23). 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 243 crew members registered for the USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG 23).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1966 | 1967 – 1972 | 1973 – 1977 | 1978 – 1982 | 1983 – 1986 | 1987 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Ellis, HowardLt.1967 – 1969OC
Lunsford, BillQM2Jan 1, 1967 – Apr 1, 1971
Sapera, LenLT,SC,USNJan 5, 1967 – Aug 18, 1968Supply Officer
Collins, BillBT2Jun 1967 – Sep 1969Had some really good friends there and a lot of good memories
Bielski, AnthonyJul 20, 1967 – Apr 2, 1971Engineering
Schoenberg, DonaldSNAug 1, 1967 – May 31, 1969OII worked in Combat Information Center.
Kocher, GeorgeBM 3Sep 30, 1967 – Jun 10, 19691ST
Bielski, AnthonyE 3Oct 15, 1967 – Apr 1, 1971Engenearing BTI Remember The Great time me Tibets had in Malta with the girls on the beach.
Chapman, Richard JRMSNNov 11, 1967 – May 28, 1969OCIf I would have known that they were going to be "the good old days" I would have done things a little differently.
Koch, BarrySK3Dec 13, 1967 – May 27, 19691ST & Supply"Life" was difficult at times but the experiences made us youngsters grow up quickly. Fond memories of the "good" times and ports-of-call. We had some sharp senior PO's and chiefs. Learned a lot for the rest of my life.
Grove, ReynoldPN21968 –Ship's Office
Hegarty, ThomasE4Jan 2, 1968 – Dec 1971postal clerk
Moran, John G (Jerry)ETN2Apr 8, 1968 – Jul 1, 1969
Jockett, Richard (BirddogQM3Oct 1968 – May 1972GREAT TIMES AND MANY MEMORIES.
Intihar, JerryGMG2Nov 1, 1968 – Sep 1, 1971
Elrod, Randall ElrodRD21969 – 1971was better here than Nam.
Mc Innis, Richardbm3Feb 1, 1969 – Sep 10, 1972first
Miller, WetbackMRFNJun 15, 1969 – May 1, 1970RShe was a good ship I love her
Schaefers, JohnRD2Jan 1970 – Jan 4, 1971OperationsCIC RD2 Caribbean/ Med Tour 1970.
Tatum, C. W.BTJan 1, 1970 – Jan 31, 19731st & B
Meacomes, CharlesJACK-OF-THE -DUST / FAJan 1, 1970 – Dec 1, 1971
Klousia, CliffordRM-2Feb 1970 – Feb 1971What a Med Cruse. A three month cruse lasted nine months.
Bloch, LarrySM3Feb 27, 1970 – Feb 28, 1974
Terry, Richard/rickRD3Apr 1970 – Nov 22, 1971Ops In the dark alot and still but a great and strange Med cruise.
Ackermann, David (Ack)RD3Jun 5, 1970 – Feb 28, 1971CICTransferred from the USS Springfield CLG-7 to the Byrd and joined crew during the extended Med Cruise! Came aboard via High line st Sea from the Oiler USS Cannestrero. After being flown to Rota Spain Naval Base.
Fitch, RobertHT21971 – 1973
Elkins, EddieSK E41971 – 1973SK
Capasso, FredRM3Apr 1, 1971 – Mar 1, 1973OperationsI would love to hear from some of my old friends from the radio shack.
Karoly Jr., Bernhard "Bernie"RM2May 1971 – Sep 1971OCDon't remember much about the ship tour was short remember reftra and Gitmo.
Schoen, HenrySM2Aug 8, 1971 – Jul 1, 1973C divisionTwo Med cruises with a great bunch of guys!
Prosser, BobOS2Nov 3, 1971 – Mar 4, 1973OI
Biddinger, Gary "Old Man"SM31972 – 1974CSHow about waking up to Pink Floyd's "TIME"??? What a morning rush that was....
Jennings, KenOS21972 – 1975OperationsGreat time, experiences and friends
Farrell, BillYN3Feb 1972 – May 24, 1974NAVIGATIONYeoman in ships office, stood bridge watches. Only guy on ship besides postman who had his own private space. I had a 5x5' room because I had officers service records. We all know how nice a little privacy was on a DD
Morgan, JimHT3Feb 7, 1972 – Mar 3, 1972repair
Brookshire, DavidGMG1Mar 1972 – Jul 19742ndCame onboard after finishing Gunner's Mate B School in G Lakes. Previously served on Somers in Vietnam. Shootin' Richard was a peach. After Shootin' Richard, I served several more years and retired in 1991 as an LCDR.
Michael, BillET1Apr 1972 – Mar 1974OE
McConnell, NacySTG3Apr 24, 1972 – Apr 24, 1974A Division"The Shootin' Richard is here"
Alexander, MikeETN3May 1972 – Dec 1973OE
Smith, BarryMSSNAug 1972 – Mar 1976SUPPLYI LOVED BIENG WITH MY SHIPMATES but miss Vincent Sosnowski (SKI) THE MOST Have had several jobs since and RETIRED form the Postal Service now at 59 (2013) my WIFE (SETLLA) and I enjoy life w/ 2 Sons & 2 Granddaughters
Schaefer, TomYN3Sep 1972 – May 1975Navigation2 Med cruises. Good times and good friends now that I look back on it.
Lenz, JohnBT2Sep 1, 1972 – Jun 25, 1975B
Spinrad, Thomashtfn E3Sep 12, 1972 – Nov 27, 1974RThe best ship,captain,and crew couldn't touch the shooten Richard . Great experiences Oct.4th getting blue nosed and the waves over the bow.. Toulon France when I jumped off the side,waterskied around the ship WOW.
Beauparlant, MikeETR2Dec 26, 1972 – Mar 1, 1976OE

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