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USS O'Brien (DD 725) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS O'Brien (DD 725). 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 23 crew members registered for the USS O'Brien (DD 725).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Thomas, RoySO1Dec 1951 – Dec 1954UBoarded ship at Hunter's Point NSY in Dec. 1951 Three Westpac cruises. Detached for separation at Sasebo, Japan in Dec. 1954. Mustered out at Treasure Is. NS in Jan. 1955
Donnelly, PeterFT2, December 1954Feb 1954 – Mar 1955Fox divisionTransferred from USS Franklin Roosevelt, CVA 42 and reported to O'Brien at Mare Island Navy Yard. In March 1955, transferred to USS Tucker DDR-875 pending end of enlistment
Reeves, NormRM2Nov 1955 – Feb 1956commMy first ship!
Parkin, VernonBT2Sep 1956 – 1959Forward fireroom
Suddreth, RichardBT31958 –BI swapped aboard in Yokosuka from the USS Lewis DE-535.
Graves, Lawrence (Larry)GMG2Jul 19, 1958 – Dec 20, 19623rdDropped from FASW School started out bad on the OB. Numerous Captain's Masts, couple of Summary CM's, AWOL, 8 days in the DesBase brig. Hard to believe the same guy retired with 20+ as a GMGC.
Noffsinger, Alfred AceSFP3 CLASS1959 – 1959SHIPFITTER SHOP
Rutledge, RichardIC31959 – 1963R-DIVISION
Schottel, JewelSO 31959 – Sep 10, 1961sonar division
Noffsinger, Alfred AceSFP3May 16, 1959 – Aug 7, 19597 fleet
Crase, PhilRM2Apr 10, 1960 – May 15, 19640CThe OB was a great ship with a great crew, the skipper, W.H. Turner was a true gentleman and a credit to the Naval service, my time aboard the O'brien is among some of my fondest memories.
Dunkle, Heber (Dunk)MM2Jun 1961 – Feb 1964M-AERGreat ship, Great crew..can still light off the engine room in my sleep..
Stanley, Forrest (Ron)RD2Apr 1963 – Mar 1966OPSGreat CIC crew. Best destoryer ever. Hope to hear from shipmates.Looking for jim Cougler or info on him.
Luckinbill, Herschel (Lucky)MM2Sep 8, 1964 – Dec 15, 1967MServed on O'Brien when hit by shore battery from North Vietnam. Looking for anyone who served on the O'Brien from 1943 till 1072. 20th reunion will be in Chicago, Sept. 15th. thru 20th, 2009. Contact me for more information.
Luckinbill, Herschel (Lucky)DD 725Sep 8, 1964 – Dec 15, 1967MI served as a MM in the After Engine Room. We are having our 20th. Reunion this year in Chicago on Sept. 15th thru 20th. It is always great to see fellow shipmates. I am looking for anyone that ever served on the O'Brien from 1943-1972.
Arens, DennisRM2Nov 1964 – Mar 1966Ops
Wehunt, WilliamE-3 May 19, 1965 – Sep 15, 1968
McFarland, RonETR3Apr 22, 1967 – Dec 9, 1967WeaponsWe sailed up the Columbia River to The Dalles, Oregon. I was assigned to Weapons to work with DASH weapons system.
Bush, Forrestyn3Sep 1, 1968 – Aug 30, 1972Operations
Crider, Davide21970 –bosinmate
Kelly, WilliamE-3 / SNJul 12, 1970 – Sep 24, 19711st Div.First Command for an 18yr old, especially a Destroyer, I was proud to be a Sailor back on that "Old Rust Bucket". Like the saying goes 'You never forgtet your First"
Johnson, AlanLTAug 12, 1970 – Feb 18, 1972OperationsWas OPS officer. 7 month deployment to VN, ending with wonderful trip to Australia & New Zealand. Great crew. i was aboard until we decommissioned her on 18 FEB 72. I stayed in for 20 and retired as LCDR in 1985.
Heinze, JimRM31971 – 1972Operations

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