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USS Lester (DE 1022) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Lester (DE 1022). 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 38 crew members registered for the USS Lester (DE 1022).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Moore, JamesLtjgJan 1957 – Dec 1958Engineering
Osburn, Richard "ozzie"BT-2Apr 1957 – Sep 1960Eng. BPlankowner. Got my sea legs on Lester. Stayed in for 20. Retired as BTCM in 1976. Had a meeting with BTFN Orin Reed and BT-3 Bobby Ridgell a few years ago. (2001 or 2002)
Rounds, KennyMM2Jun 14, 1957 – Sep 22, 1959"M" DivisionGlad to hear from any shipmates that served on the "Lester" during this period..........Email: Kinopadre@yahoo.com
Stewart, DougSMSNAug 3, 1958 – Jun 6, 1960 O Crossed the equater going on a South American cruise in 1959
Brophy, Michael E. MikeBT3May 1962 – Apr 1964MUnitus III Gitmo,Boston, Key West Norfolk Newport R.I. Ft.lauderale Fla.
Brophy, Michael E. MikeBT3May 1962 – Apr 1964MUnitus III Gitmo,Boston, Key West Norfolk Newport R.I. Ft.lauderale Fla.
Brophy, Michael E. MikeBT3May 1962 – Apr 1964MUnitus III Gitmo,Boston, Key West Norfolk Newport R.I. Ft.lauderale Fla.
Brophy, Michael E. MikeBT3May 1962 – Apr 1964MUnitus III Gitmo,Boston, Key West Norfolk Newport R.I. Ft.lauderale Fla.
Brophy, Michael E. MikeBT3May 1962 – Apr 1964MUnitus III Gitmo,Boston, Key West Norfolk Newport R.I. Ft.lauderale Fla.
Brophy, Michael E. MikeBT3May 1962 – Apr 1964MUnitus III Gitmo,Boston, Key West Norfolk Newport R.I. Ft.lauderale Fla.
Brophy, Michael E. MikeBT3May 1962 – Apr 1964MUnitus III Gitmo,Boston, Key West Norfolk Newport R.I. Ft.lauderale Fla.
Brophy, Michael E. MikeBT3May 1962 – Apr 1964MUnitus III Gitmo,Boston, Key West Norfolk Newport R.I. Ft.lauderale Fla.
Brophy, Michael E. MikeBT3May 1962 – Apr 1964MUnitus III Gitmo,Boston, Key West Norfolk Newport R.I. Ft.lauderale Fla.
Cullen, JerryRMSNJun 1962 – Apr 1964Radio ShackDid Unitas III Cruise. Spent 4 months in Boston Yards, then Gitmo, then Ft.Lauderdale Easter 64. Hung out with Ron Bailey and Cal LaCapra.
Theetge, GeorgeRM11963 – 1965OPERATIONS
Fears, PaulNov 29, 1963 – Mar 29, 1966BServed 26+ years, retired CWO4, miss the Navy.
Faulds, BillTM3Feb 1, 1966 – May 1, 1968FoxAfter all this time you only remember the good times but you know there were alot of not so good good times like high lining fuel lines over in the middle of the night......
Lynn, EdmundseamanMar 15, 1966 – Mar 15, 1968foxnone
Jones, Ora DonSmJun 21, 1966 – Jun 21, 1968FRIST put in 6yrs Navy, 1yr Nat.Gard, 9yrs Army, 12yrs Air Force. I retired M/Sgat. USAF.
Hewitt, JamesSTG2Aug 29, 1966 – Sep 3, 1969FOX
Farah, Simon (Sy)RD21967 – 1969Operations RadarmanWe operated in the Med, North Atlantic and participated with other Navies. It was a great time at least when I think about it now.
Hargrove, KeithSNGMMar 1967 – Jan 1968WeaponsGreat first ship. Leaving was not my idea. Came aboard in Key West on the way to Gitmo. Went to the Med and North Atlantic. Sea sick a lot.
Peacock, Larry profile iconGMG3Nov 20, 1969 – Sep 30, 1972WepsLarry Peacock hometown.. Cochran Ga. I think about the Lester & about shipmates I came to call friends. The Lester was like a large family to me. I'll never forget her.
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McKenzie, Mac1970 – 1971OPS
Kirchhoff, StevenEM-31970 – 1972E-Div.
Steinmiller, RobertCS21970 – 1973SupplyLoved my time in Naples and all the ports we visited.. Retired a few years back after working for Penn Power in Shippingport, Pa. I have two children, a son and daughter and two grandsons. I now live in Enon Valley, PA.
Hardesty, JackIC-31970 – 1973R
Oddo, FrankGMG-3May 1970 – May 1971Gunnery
Ross, JohnEM-2Jul 1970 – Aug 1971
Akers, JohnSN/HNJul 1970 – Aug 1971O I loved being home ported in Naples,did not like the storm we rode out in spring of 71 we were luck only one person was injured
Couture, BruceSTG2Aug 1970 – Sep 1971weapons/sonarItaly was great
Herrera, Richard/chicoSEAMAN E31971 – 1972QMSlow sailing was always seasick.
Shields, DonaldYN3May 15, 1971 – Dec 23, 1973This is Don from Chicago alive and well. I am a registered nurse at the present time please contact me anyone from the ship. @rndshieldsduck@yahoo.com
Spaulding, RickSK2Jun 1971 – Jun 1972S-1
Priest, MarkYN3Jul 1971 – Dec 1973operations
Elifritz, ThomaeBT2Jul 1971 – Feb 18, 1973B
Flanagan, JackLT(JG)Mar 1972 – Oct 1973Supply
Feeney, DanielSN/STGDec 1972 – Oct 1973

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