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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
Ruybal, George N.LtjgJan 3, 1973 – Sep 15, 1975OE DivJoined black shoe navy. Finally stopped throwing up. Learned yaw/pitch & why sailors walk bow legged. I loved submarine duty. Consider myself a submariner first & foremost, but DD duty was exciting. DD Libs beat SS Libs
Gilbert Sr., Gary (Bert)IC2Mar 13, 1973 – Jul 11, 1976RStayed 20 and did 4 ships but this was by far the best! I see Jr. made Admiral and then Congressman. There was no doubt was there?
Osborn, ArnoldFTMSNJun 1973 – Nov 11, 1976Weapons
Neumann, GregE-4Jun 5, 1973 – Jun 12, 1976SUPPLYAS THE BARBER I MET JUST ABOUT EVERYONE. WHAT A JOB. THE ONLY TIME I GOT BUSY WAS JUST BEFORE LIBERTY. YOU KNOW WHO YOU WERE
Sanchez, Jose profile iconFTM3Jul 4, 1973 – Aug 15, 1975WeaponsDidn't like the Navy back then but proud to have served. Looking back at life, it was among the greatest experiences of my life.
Belmer, Arthur ArtBT2Dec 20, 1973 – Jul 11, 1977Oil KingMiss the calm seas and beautiful sunsets, didn't realise it was some of the best times of my life
Houghton, DannySK21974 – 1975Supply
Gunderman, GeorgeGMG11974 – 1974WEPS
Nash, Dennis G, NashSdms3Jan 4, 1974 – Oct 7, 1977SupplyBest time of life,wish I never left
Hamilton, MikeFTM2Feb 1974 – May 1976TARTAR
Jiles, ThadPN3Feb 10, 1974 – 1976Executive
Ragland, Steven / RagmanEM4Mar 28, 1974 – Apr 30, 1975EngineeringGreat bunch of guys in the electrical shop to serve with.
Weems, HermanMM3Apr 1974 – Jul 1977EngineeringI would never find a better bunch of guys to work beside.
Kane, FredSH3Jun 2, 1974 – 1976SUPPLY
Jones, Calvin (Too Tall Jones)MM3Jul 27, 1974 – Jul 27, 1977EngineeringI am trying to locate Tate and Larry Scott
Chabrak, JohnMM3Sep 1, 1974 – Jan 15, 1977M and RLot's of good times and memories - great bunch of people who all taught me alot.
Dunaway, Lesftm 1Oct 1974 – Apr 1980tartargreat ship
Dunaway, LesFTM 1Oct 11, 1974 – Apr 15, 1980TARTAR
Bean, RonBT21975 – 1979BBest time I have ever had, wish I hadn't gotten out when I did. I was lucky enough to see 1/4 of the world ie.. The Med, North Atlantic, Caribean, Canada and let's not forget Cuba. Running drills in the shakdown cruise in 120 degree heat....wha
Gaulrapp Jr., Edward FMM11975 – 1979Best ship ever great bunch of guy's
Taylor, JoeMM21975 – 1979MGret Ship lots of fun
Lopez, EddieSM2Jan 7, 1975 – Aug 20, 1978OPS
Petrozino, MarkMS3Mar 1975 – Jan 1979Supply
Nelson, LarryBT2Apr 1975 – Oct 1979B- Division Forward FireroomThe ship and crew were the best part of my Navy career
Biedermann, SteveLTJGSep 1975 – Apr 1979Main Propulsion AssistantNorth Atlantic SNFL cruise and Med cruise SNFL with Battleship Bob and MED with Capt Horn
Conway, MikeSKSNOct 1975 – Jul 1977SupplyGreat Nato Cruise. Hello to some folks: R. Hughes, Senior Chief Jurgen, J. Henderson (RIP), B. Mooney, J Page.
Samson, DavidYN2Oct 1, 1975 – Jan 1, 1979Executive
Heyke, BobBT3Nov 19, 1975 – Nov 19, 1979engineering Remember me the crazy oil king,I'm looking for the TRI state guys,Bessinger, Margolis[disco Vinnie] Best time of my life. Remember Gillenwater and Brown. My Email is rheyke@hotmail.com.
Cork, CharlesHTDec 1975 – Oct 1977repair
Murphy, BrianBT21976 – 1980B
Tuohy, MartinBT31976 – 1978EngerneeringGreat ship and mates.
Huey, DavidSN1976 – 1977Deck OCWas a deck seaman onboard the steaming Richard. Worked hard made Senior Chief, retired as a CWO2. RE Byrd give me the foundation.
Szczepanski, MarkEM3Jun 20, 1976 – Oct 12, 1979Elecctricans
Shawley, RonaldIC 3Jul 1, 1976 – Jul 1, 1980CommunciationsIn short those long days with call to port, really sucked, but we made the best of it. Would love to hear from fromer crew mates. Pictures of Byrd listed on accuweather.com photo gallery.
Feary, CarlIC1Aug 1976 – Jan 1977Electrical
Thomas, RobertFTM2Sep 16, 1976 – Apr 30, 1980T DivisionIran/Persian Gulf, Nov 1979 to April 1980. AN/SPG-51c/d work center
Iverson, Hank IvegmgcOct 15, 1976 – Oct 15, 1979g??
Hanson, PaulOS3Dec 1, 1976 – Nov 1, 1978OILoads of fun
Glock, Tom(Tog)MM21977 – 1980Mpolishing deckplates
Cooper, PaulMS2Jan 1977 – Jun 1979S-3The best ship in the fleet. Witness the long line of Battle E awards.
Hejlik, CharlieMM3Feb 1977 – Sep 1979MWorked with a good crew. Good memories.
Rockenbach, JackOS2Feb 10, 1977 – Jul 20, 1980OISailed the Caribbean, North Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Middle East on the RE Byrd. Great times and lasting memories. A salute to all who sailed on the Byrd.
Bishop, Josephmm3Mar 3, 1977 – Aug 23, 1981mdid not enjoy the whole thing at the time but it did me a lot of good.....living in southern Delaware .....no place like home....flh 3002@yahoo.com
Powell, Wayne Aka GroverOS2Apr 19, 1977 – Oct 23, 1980OI
Dye, RichET3Jun 1977 – Oct 1980Ops
Nantz, Joe (nmn) , IIIGMG 2Jun 15, 1977 – Feb 21, 1981G
Martinez, Kenneth profile iconEW2Aug 1977 – Feb 1980OIHad great times and not so great times.
Holland, KeithDKSNNov 1977 – Dec 19781st/Supply

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