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USS Harry E. Yarnell (CG 17) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Harry E. Yarnell (CG 17). 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 590 crew members registered for the USS Harry E. Yarnell (CG 17).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1965 | 1966 – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Dynes, John JedOS21975 – 1978operation specialistReported on in Cuba made 2 med cruises, 1 north atlantic and several caribs. Had a blast and met some very interesting characters. Some Great memories.
Digiacomo, Marty "Jock, Mad-dog"FTM31975 – Jul 1978Hated the system then, liked the guys, lots of good memories, saw a lot, appreciate the U.S. so much more from what I saw then, (esp. Romania, Turkey, Haiti). Too bad we had loser Comm.-in-Chiefs during those years. Bad moral b/c all that.
Kissell, SteveHT21975 – 1977RServed as HT2 and still in reserves as HM. Work as a Corporate Trainer at www.KissellTalks.com Looking for shipmates. Anyone know where Steve Johnson or Nick Koster are?
Sexton, JamesUp and down a lot1975 – 1976Deck Ape Whew, what a time it was on the Yarnell. We did party a lot, on and off ship. Captain Buck was an asshole and I had so much fun out-witting MAA. Was in Virginia Beach partying down while restricted to ship.
Gamble, DenisEN21975 – 1979A-GangI had a wonderful time in the service, also looking for Bob John, any word let me know!
Savadge, JoePN2Jan 16, 1975 – Jan 18, 1978NXWas a Personnelman with a great Office crew. A lot of Great memories of all HEY.
Pezelj, GaryHT1Feb 1975 – Jun 1978RMan, what a time that was! Did a lot of partying while aboard. Saw a lot of the world, too.Cool guys in my division: Schuster, Blanchard, Fowler, Patterson. Miss you guys. Hope to hear from you. Good memories!
Trejo, WillieSK3Feb 28, 1975 – Mar 15, 1978S-1Awesome first ship to be on. Still enjoy looking at my cruise book and remembering the crew.
Turner, Tracy "Truck"OS3Apr 1975 – Jul 1977OII learned much during my time on the "Happy Harry" and the world travels and friends are an experience that has and will continue to help define the person that I am. I was on the Med cruise of 1976.
Good, LawrenceSTG3/E-4May 10, 1975 – May 15, 19794thSonar Gang...
Venice, Don (Paco)IC2May 15, 1975 – Aug 15, 1979ElectricalCame aboard the Happy Harry in the Philly yards, had more fun then a sailor should ever have! Best regards to Pugh, Thomas, Pezel, Basford, Moran, Huff, Mac, Frankhouse, and the rest of that great crew!
Lambirth, Oliver DEW2Jun 1, 1975 – Jan 30, 1980OWNever missed a commitment
Helmick, Gerrybt 3Jun 2, 1975 – Jan 2, 1979btlooking for friends
Leek Jr, CharlestonMM3Jun 9, 1975 – Aug 5, 1977MOne of the best times of my enlistment. During my time in the hole, I got to see the last Russian carrier, the Kiev In the Black Sea.
Aguilar, CarlosE-3Jun 17, 1975 – Feb 5, 1977CICHappy Harry the best ship in the fleet... Served 2 1/2 years and enjoy every single day aboard. Learned a lot from a great crew such as Brisco; Anderson; Bobba and others that escape my memory but are visible in my eye
McElroy, Richard/rickQM-2Jun 22, 1975 – Aug 1977Man, what a time that was. I'll never forget Harry E.
Barnard, Joseph Or JoeE-2Jul 1, 1975 – Nov 17, 1976BMI really was'nt a whole lot to speak of then, but now as I think back at the experance's I had great time. I think of the friends I had and Thank them for being there and teaching life as we grew together. Many thaks to Cheif Mills,Nestor Vales
Kovacic, JoeFTM2Sep 10, 1975 – Feb 20, 1979
Patterson, Robertht2Oct 1975 – Jan 1979rhad a great time, saw a lot of the world, became a man, served the Lord and still am.
Lambirth, OliverEW2Oct 1, 1975 – Jan 30, 1980OW
Corl, TomSKNov 1975 – Nov 1976Deck & then SupplyCame on as a deck ape/striker, then went to supply. Left to go to SK A school. Great experience to look back at...
McNally, TomFTM-1Nov 1975 – Jan 3, 19793'rdLPO of division. Left USN because CO would not transfer me to any other ship based in Norfolk at my expense. "He couldn't afford to lose me to another vessel so I took a discharge instead, command convoluted naval logic, typical.
Zalopany, MichaelRadio man 3rd ClassNov 1975 – Jan 2, 1979"C" DivisionLike they lyrics from a Led Zeppelin song, "Good times, bad times you know I had my share." Mostly great times with great people! Hopefully you all are doing well! Looking for photos from 75 - 79 of the ship and crew.
Arcana, MichaelOSSA - OS2Nov 1, 1975 – Apr 1, 1979OIGreat memories. Great Shipmates. Good Times!!
Eaton, KennyEMFN - EM3 - EMFN - EM3 - EMFN - EM3Nov 15, 1975 – Oct 2, 1979F Troop (E-Div)I have mostly good memories of my 4 years on the Happy Harry. Made some great friends, saw some great sights, had some great adventures. I now realize that all of my issues with "upper-level management" were my fault.
Aspenwall, SteveOS3Dec 10, 1975 – Feb 2, 1978OIThe "Happy Harry" was an interesting vessel with an equally interesting crew. What ever happened to Tibbs, Bubba, & Andy? Good growing experience and I'll always remember the ports of call during Med and North Atlantic cruises. Face
York, TomGMM2Dec 10, 1975 – Dec 17, 1979Had a blast and made great friends on this ship. I hope all you guys are doing great.
Rogers, George KBMDec 25, 1975 – Aug 25, 19781stAs time goes by, Ya kinda miss all the things that sucked back then Made a lot of friends.
Kendall, JohnE31976 – 1980EGood to see some Names I remember. Hung out with quite a few. Remember good times and bad, but remember mostly good with friends listed. GO NAVY
Breymier, WalterBT21976 – 1981Bwas stationed aboard the Harry with some awesome guys and still to this day reflect on some of those great times, great guys Tennesse Ernie you still out there. How bout my brother Keith. Would love to hear from anyone
Schrandt, ThomasDS21976 – 1979Data Systems NTDS Computer/Peripheral MaintenanceGet get times with some of the best people I have ever met. Still stay in touch with a dozen or two via Facebook
Kadlec, DaleEW3 - EW1Jan 1976 – Feb 1979OWWe had a great EW gang. First intercept of Kiev electronics.Lots of fun. Lots of steaming.
York, TomE-5Jan 3, 1976 – Dec 15, 1979Gunners Mate Missles
Archie, LarryMMMar 1976 – Nov 23, 1979a ganghas anyone heard anything about bob john?? Had a ball while I was there.
McGregor, RogerFTM3Mar 1976 – Jun 19793rd
Kiser, JamesSH3Mar 1, 1976 – Aug 29, 1979supplySeen alot of heavy seas & calm seas and there are no regrets. Was a good place to grow up and see the world.
Hoerr, RobertDS1Apr 15, 1976 – Oct 25, 1977OPSThis ship was the only ship I sailed on during my 6 years in the Navy. I recall my service on the Yarnell with great pride.
Guillote, JohnOSCMay 3, 1976 – Jul 2, 1979OI
Wilson, Charles,(Chuck) profile iconOS2Jun 1976 – Jan 1980OIFirst of 5 tours. Complete 23 yrs via OSCS to CWO3. Had great fun and saw much of the Med. Recently in contact with OS2 Dynes. Looking for OS2 Peter Anderson from Philly. Great seeing some old names. steamer1@tds.net
Case, BobGMM2Jun 1976 – May 19802NDHad some great times, had some not so great times. Didn't like all the steaming we did, but met some great people. Wish I had kept up with more of them, especially those in 2nd division.
Johnson, TonyOS2Jul 1976 – Dec 1979OPSLoved the first two years, hated the last one and a half. The trip to Europe in 77 was awesome. The rest of the trips were a pain at best. Meet some great people and had alot of fun in Norfolk, Not!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Basford, StanSR-SHSNJul 1976 – Dec 19781st and Supply S-3came on Med 76, lot's of great memories, the crew was like a family you mess with one you messed with us all! want to say hi to Venice,Moran,Vencent, Ray Becker,Rudderow and the rest ,My brothers in arms loved that crew,best ship in 10 yrs
Gaines, BertYN3Aug 1976 – Dec 1979First M, then WepsI came aboard in the Med. After months in M-Div I went mess cooking. Loved the liberty. Became a Yeoman and xferred to Weps. Held daily prayer meetings & Bible studies in Weps Office. Spent 3-1/2 years on HEY. Became a pastor & missionary after to
Zorteau, SteveHT2Sep 27, 1976 – Jul 3, 1980RepairI was just surfing and got thinking about the thing's I did back in the day. And the Navy came to mind . I was on the yarnell almost 4 years so i see alot of names i know and some i can;t remember .What a time.
Chevallier, Louis'Chevy'BM-2Oct 16, 1976 – Jul 12, 19801stwhere has time gone? high 5 to everybody...great site I just found here. lots of fun on the bridge crusin around on the happy harry...should have stayed to the end but shit charleston burn't me out.hi burgloff..sliger
Addis, JanE3Nov 11, 1976 – Feb 16, 1978Sonar crewKicked the Germans upside the head. During training Op's in the Atlantic the boilers blew. Ditched befor the Med cruise. Got high with Oates and Wetzel off base in Norfolk. Got into it in Amsterdam - capt mass. ... sucked. Hey Goode ..
Willett, TomQM2Dec 1976 – Oct 1980operationsNorth Atlantic, heavy seas, but no one knew we were there.Charelston S.C. and The 'ULTIMATE IMPOSTERS" Out at sea where no one hears you scream. We were the best in the fleet , it was a pleasure serving with you.
Vincent, BillBM3Dec 3, 1976 – Jun 2, 1980FirstAlot of good times, and some bad times. All of them together had one hell of an effect on my life. Funny thing-- looking back, all I remember was the good times. HAZE GRAY AND UNDERWAY!!

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