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USS Neosho (AO 143) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Neosho (AO 143). 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 113 crew members registered for the USS Neosho (AO 143).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1974 | 1975 – now

Shaughnessy, Franke5Jan 1, 1953 – Dec 29, 1957ussi am his son
Swonger, KenFT31955 – 1956Gunnery
McInnis, AllanDC31956 – 1958engineering/damage controlgreat experience with lots of fun & work. great shipmates & port visits. Still have pollywog/shellback book from asscention island trip. moved a lot since then.
Mazzola, Frankrm3Jan 1, 1956 – Nov 29, 1956communications radiomanwas aboard Neosho when we hit a whale off coast Greece
Slay, AndrewSEAMENApr 1958 – Dec 19592ndWe set the record for refueling 3 ships simultaniously
Barber, RobertEMFNJun 12, 1958 – Jun 1, 1958EEnjoyed the trip down south
Bayes, Billmm3Aug 1958 – Jun 1960m
Byrne, RichardSNSep 1959 – Jul 1961Deck handNot sure of division, was quartered on portside. Found out why the navy had clean looking ships. A certain BM2 made my life a living hell, until his transfer. Tough start for a 17yr old
Borgia, Peter (Pg)RD3Oct 1, 1959 – Mar 1, 1962Seaman and RadarMany memories of "growing-up" at 17 with my brother Jim on the Neosho. On hindsite, great extended vacations in the Med, Carribian and the North Atlantic areas.Lost all of my shipmate and cruise photos in a flood, but still have wonderful memor
Diefenderfer, JohnltjgJun 1960 – 1962firstI am surprised how few are registered.
Jackson, Bill / JackMM2Aug 19, 1960 – Mar 16, 1964M
Wiegman, ThomasSNAug 1961 – Jun 1964foxGUNNERSMATE... Wonder if they still have RED STRIPE beer in Naples? How about the 4 legged monsters up on the hill at Gitmo? Little buggers loved those red cherries! When she was MT she rode like a cork...but full...oh man what a ride!!
Davis, Ron (Dave)IC2Oct 1961 – Sep 1963EServed with IC1 Wright, IC2 Monasmith, and IC2 Noe aboard. Division Chief was Nelson ICC, and Div officers were LTjg Moran, and Ens. Stroup.
Buturla Jr, Johnseaman1962 –1 st
Ziegler, DanielRM2Mar 8, 1962 – Jul 8, 1963Operations
Dunphy, AustinSEAMANJul 22, 1962 – Jul 13, 1964deck tech.I love my job very much and i'am glad that new ships are coming out that are advanced not like 1960's. I wish my sons can join the navy,but there are now to old to serve,but i believe my younger would love to join the navy.
Oates, DavidSNOct 1962 – Aug 1965B,RADAR,2ndGreat ship, first and only ship I was attached to in 10 years in Navy. Went airdale in 65. Fondest memories include, first cruise Cuban Blockade (33 days at sea), riding out hurricane off Cape Hatteras in 64 I think. Lost all liferafts.
Nicander, Nick - Arthur HowardRM2Dec 1963 – Aug 1964OPSCame aboard with CSF6F Staff
Menchen, GarySNDec 1963 – Jul 1964Communications
Metz, JackBM31964 – 19662nd
Don, PrestonBT21964 – 1964B DivisionLots of memories aboard the Ole Gal.Cuba & Med Cruises was Oil & Water King. One of my best Friends was James Palmer. I left the ship n went to BT School In Great Lakes made 3rd class out of school. N On 2 Hawaii!!
Chapman, Gregbm3Apr 1964 – Nov 19661st divsearching for homer horton
Kunz, RogerETRSNJul 17, 1964 – Jul 15, 1966squadronI see two old shipmates.First to Willie Williams _I'm sorry I would not take the 3&2 test. I married your sisters room mate. How was Danang? Second to Jack Koers , I didn't see your brothers name on this list.
Martin, Anthony (Tony)SK3Jul 28, 1964 – Jan 2, 1965S-1Came off the Mississinewa while in the Med.
Hughes, Marvin John (Hog)SNAug 2, 1964 – Aug 3, 19651st I was onboard the Neosho in 64 and 65. Made the Baltimore yard visit for boiler repairs and GITMO refresher training.. Left the ship to transfer to the Seabees. Would like to hear from shipmates I served with.
Palmer, Jamesbt2Aug 16, 1964 – May 19, 1967boiler
Love, Bobby RayFTG2Sep 23, 1964 – Nov 22, 1967FoxWhat an experience. Had 2 good Med cruises and several other cruises. The experience I gained during my 4 year enlisment allowed me to start a 40 year career with IBM.
Eamon, TomSMOct 1964 – Mar 8, 19672ndWould like to hear from shipmates.
Koers, JackRM2Oct 20, 1964 – Feb 11, 1966I'm looking for other crew members that are not listed that served on board during the years I was on her.
Williams, Allen (Willie)ETR-2Jun 15, 1965 – Jan 4, 1967OperationsGreat working ship, over 1K replenishments in Med cruise. Like to hear from shipmates.
Mason, JerryMM2Jul 1965 – Nov 1969"M"Had a great tour in Neosho. The first of four oilers during my 27 year career. I remember Jarnigan in M Div. [Chicago] and Wheeler [N.C.]
Griffin, Charles (Tex)Em3Jan 1966 – Oct 24, 1969EMet a lot of great guys.
Ballentine, GarrySH3Jan 15, 1966 – Jun 13, 1968SHIP SERVICE MENGuys I remember are Dee from Philly, Vincent, and Gill McConnell.
MacK, EdwardRM SEAMAN FIRST classJun 12, 1966 – Jan 20, 1968Radiomanonly went to Cuba for shack down cruise and a med cruise in the spring and summer of 1968. Gary Rennels was there with me on same shift in radio room
Bertini, BertEM2Jul 6, 1966 – Dec 22, 1969"E"Had a great time for 4 years! Two Med and two carribean cruises and then drydock in good ol Norfolk.
Winkel, RichardSK3Dec 1966 – Sep 1968SupplyMET SOME GREAT GUYS,HAD A GREAT CREW
White, WalterBT11967 – 1968Bwould love to hear from old shipmates
Wheeler, JamesMM31967 – Nov 10, 1969MHad a great time serving.
Barker, Ernest, GailLT1967 – 1968Medical CorpWas on the Mediterranean Cruise, had a good Quartermaster so always ate well!
White, WalterBT11967 – 1968B DivisionA short tour on the AO-143. Transferred to Philadelphia for B, C, and P Boiler-man schools.
Brownlow, JohnSH2Apr 1967 – Nov 1971Supplyon for my full four years... never had a bad day??? ran the ships store after "Red"... anybody out there ???
White, WalterBT1Sep 1967 – Oct 1968B
White, WalterBT1Sep 10, 1967 – Oct 10, 1968B
Fry, JohnBT2Nov 1967 – May 22, 1970BI was in the Engineering office the day we collided with another oilier while consolidating. Recall saying to my chief, "Getting kind of close?", just before we hit. Naples: Red & I always at the San Francisco Club. That was 40 + years ag

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