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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 244 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
Jacobs, FrankSN1978 – 19811st
Roggendorf, JamesSn1978 –First divisionMed duty was fun
Fox Sr, Dennise-6Feb 1978 – Jun 1981gunnery division
Rowe, ChrisPO2/Electronic Warfare TechnicianAug 7, 1978 – Mar 9, 1979OpreationsCame on board During the Med Cruise. Learned much about the Ports & Cultures visited. Crotone, Italy was found to be a Recruiting region for the Soviet Navy and our presence resulted in an Riot against us.. Crazy Shit!
Kistler, JeffSTG3Sep 1978 – Oct 1982A
Henson, RobertEW2Mar 1979 – Jun 1983OIHad a lot of fun, met a lot of friends, many stories to tell. Would love to hear from those I served with.
Gage, Norman F. , IIFTG2Aug 5, 1979 – Dec 21, 1982Gunnery
Robbins, RooseveltSRSep 9, 1979 – Aug 10, 1980MedicalI was been trained to attend Naval Corps School in Great Lakes, IL. I enjoyed the crewmembers on one of the Navy's greatest ships.
Jester, DavidEM31980 – 1981E
Vernatt, LarryMMFA1980 – 1981Was proud to serve aboard the ship
Rosenbaum, Bill(Rosey)MR21980 – 1982A Gang
Wall, CraigOS3Jan 1980 – Jun 25, 1983OIPersion Gulf during Iranian Hostage Crisis 1980, Persian Gulf 2 1982-83.
Inskeep, TimRM2Jan 8, 1980 – Nov 14, 1981OperationsAfter serving 2 years shore duty in Philadelphia, was transferred to the R.E. Byrd in 1980 while it was in the Persian Gulf during the Iranian Hostage Crisis. Honorably discharged in late 1981. Was a great ship to be on
McMicken, JimFTM1 (SW)Jan 9, 1980 – Jun 28, 1984Tarter Missile1980 Persion Gulf during Iranian Hostage Crisis 1981 Portsmouth Shipyard/GITMO Reftra 1982-83 Persian Gulf 2 (Shellback) 1983 WC Panama Deployment 1984 North Atlantic (Team Work 84)(Bluenose)
Royal, CurtisMM1Feb 1, 1980 – Nov 1, 1983MLifted bolier safety while vistors were on board. Ha,ha BM2 Willis.
Webb, MarshallRM2Feb 10, 1980 – May 14, 1983OPSContinued to serve in the Navy reserves. Called up for Desert Storm for 9 months. Retired with 22 years from NAVSPECWAR Little Creek.
Leach, Jerome DavidBMSNAug 1, 1980 – Aug 7, 19811st
Thom, DavidGMM2Dec 1980 – Aug 1982WeaponsWork center supervisor, Mk 13 Mod 0 Missile Launcher
Eliason, SteveSN1981 – 19831st
Hayward, JackBT11981 – 1987BNo sleep and all work, 1200 lbs of pure HELL but great people
Dean, GarySM21981 – 1984Signalman (CV)
Dean, GarySM2Jan 3, 1981 – Dec 20, 1984Operations
Ryan, JohnHT2Feb 20, 1981 – Jun 26, 1984R-DIVGREAT SHIP/ GREAT CREW/ LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM GUYS I SERVED WITH...
Ruiz, EdwardSH3Apr 6, 1981 – Jul 6, 1984Deck // Supplymy 1st boat+fondest memories. ran the store well + codilla crazy. anybody know the wherabouts of billy ray love? love you guys,,,,
Smith, Larry (Smitty)MMFNApr 28, 1981 – Nov 30, 1984M DIV BRAVO 4Remember the deep fat fryer fire pulling in to the dock?
Barrett, JeffSA/HT3Jul 1981 – Aug 1984Deck / RepairStarted this command as a deck ape, finished as a turd chaser.....
Center, Jr., LewisBM3Aug 16, 1981 – Feb 15, 1984Deck/!stMan I loved being on that ship. It was hard and it sure didn't give you any breaks in rough seas but we sure did have some good times. I qual. for shellback, blue nose and got bothe canal certificates. Gitmo was a hoot too. Panama too.
McCurdy, MickeyGMMC (SW)Sep 1981 – Apr 1984WeaponsPlankowner Last Ship Before Retiring in 1988
Long, CountryHT3Oct 1, 1981 – Jun 15, 1985RGreat times, Hard times, Good people, and some of the best ports.
Hayward, JackBT1Oct 15, 1981 – Feb 12, 1987B DivDoes any one remember when a communist faction in Portugal fired some mortors at the Brit ship moored in front of us. They went to GQ and we didn't. I think it was Portugal maybe Spain
Torres, RichardRM1Nov 19, 1981 – May 1, 1984Ops -OCPersian Gulf, Bahrain, Norfolk, North Sea Norway, Artic Sea Newcastle on the Tine, Kenya, Panama, Honduras...
Watson, PaulFTM21982 – 1984TARTAR
Pisano, Nickem2Jan 1, 1982 – Apr 1, 1986engineeringBEST DAM JOB I EVER HAD IN MY LIFE!!!! HEY HAYWORD I REMEMBER THAT TIME IN PORTUGAL THEY MISSED BY A MILE. JOHN RYAN YOU WERE THE BEST DAM ON SCENE LEADER I EVER SAW. HOPE YOU GUYS ARE DOING GOOD HOPE TO SEE YOU ONE DAY!
Lewald, TomOS2Mar 1982 – Aug 1985OIHad a great time Shell back, Bluenose, both canals. Ship's Photographer, Intel Photographer. Best times, trying to make the boot camps sick in combat, during rough seas. We also have a face book page, check it out!
Ortutay, Ricky E.E4/SHApr 1982 – Apr 1986Supply
Mullins, JackieOS2Apr 1982 – Feb 1986OperationsGreat time in close quarters. Help mold me into the man I am today.
Ortutay, RickySH3Apr 26, 1982 – Apr 25, 1988SupplyLooking for old friends,please contact me :)
Mangels, Thomas J.HM3May 1982 – Aug 1983XPersian Gulf/Indian Ocean & Panama Deployments.
Gavin, JoeEN3Jul 3, 1982 – Jan 1986AuxThe fun, the pain, the memories
Estep, JohnMM3Aug 1982 – Nov 1984A Div10 foot off waterline. 350 people on board. Stem to stern and talk to everyone onboard. Now that's the navy.
Edmonds, MarkEM3Aug 11, 1982 – Aug 11, 1985ENGhad an amazing 3 years and made good friends, been in touch with a few, still remember that kite we sparkys made and flew off the fantail during my last NATO cruise.
Assel, MichaelLCDROct 1, 1982 – Feb 1, 1984Engineering
Mastin, RayLTDec 20, 1982 – May 29, 1986B / 1st

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