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USS Okinawa (LPH 3) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Okinawa (LPH 3). 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 1104 crew members registered for the USS Okinawa (LPH 3).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1962 | 1963 – 1964 | 1965 – 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 – 1975 | 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 | 1991 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Ervin, Paul1991 – 1992AIRMANWHATS UP SHIPMATES, HEY STONEY LAZLO AND UTTERBACK HOW THE HELL ARE YOU GUYS, AND ALL MY HANGER BAY HOMEBOYS, HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH D. REESE AND FAMILY AFTER KATRINA HIT
Shawn, Rudie (Rudy)SN1991 – 1993DECKHad a blast. Anyone from deck out there? Send me an email. Howard, Daughtery and I are still tight. Loved my time on the ole' Brokinawa. Wonder how Biddle Cooooock is doing?
Wright, SteveBT21991 – 1992B oil labMade wine in the ABC lab with Thorn, lucky we didn't loose our stripes. Had a hell of a good time on that ship!
Booze, ShawnHN1991 – 1992MedicalI served under Senior Chief Michael Hayes and I cant, for the life of me, remember the LT's name.
Caperton, Alvan1991 – 19922nd
Owen, JamesLCPL1991 – 1992"C" Co, 1st BN, 1st Mar, 1stSad to hear they sank to proud lady! Glad to have known you, but hated your boilers.
Wolka, JohnSN1991 – Dec 1992Deck-1stQuite a few familiar names on this list. Rodman hit my guestbook on classmates not too long ago. I'll drop him a line about this site.
Bersley, PatrickSMC1991 – 1992OCHad a great time serving onboard the Oki. Pleasure being your shipmate.
Guilbeau, DavidBM31991 – 1992DeckI was there for the last Pac and decommissioning.
Anilao, JuneSN1991 – Dec 17, 1992deckMy first command, deployed to WestPaci. Had a blast. Learned a lot, great experience great crew.. Lots of great memories. Part of flag decomissioning detail and have the original flag raised. I'm proud of it.
McGrath, MichaelE5/DM21991 – 1993ADMINLooking for some of my brothers and sisters in Christ whom I was stationed with on the Okinawa.
Parker, JeffreyRMSAJan 1991 – Dec 1992CR
Kennedy, Scott "Bad Karma"GMGJan 1991 – Dec 18, 1992GunsThe last LFO and Maintanence PO On Aft 3" 50 gun mount.
Perry, JohnAOANJan 10, 1991 – Dec 17, 1992G3worked in the hanger bay in V3 until I became a AO
Hergt, ChristianPN3Feb 1991 – Dec 1992XStill keeping in touch with a couple of shipmates. Drop me a line! Still serving in Navy Reserve assigned to unit in Germany.
Thorn, WesBT2May 1991 – Dec 17, 1992BWorked on the Automatic Combustion Controls. Hung with Wright, Grasier, Saunders, Centeno, etc. Did 92' Westpac and Decom. Hate to think of LPH-3 at the bottom.
Spiars, LarryRMCMay 1991 – Nov 1992CRMy final journey of 26 years in the navy was completed on this fine ship. I will always remember her.
Thorn, WesBT2May 1991 – Dec 17, 1992B DivisionHad some great times on the Okinawa. Would love to reconnect w, Brian Gasier, Steve Wright, John Ryan, Doug Sisk, or anybody else who remembers me.
Thomas, Steven Peedieabh3May 6, 1991 – May 7, 1993airwas also on the uss new orleans
Sadler, GregorySH3Jun 1991 – Dec 17, 1992She was a great ship, It was my last West Pac, and it was time to call it quits. I have found memories of that cruise and her crew. I established several friendships on LPH3. I would like to contact DM2 Mcgrath now retired. My cell # is 319-230-4065
Aleksa, Allen HGUNNERY SGTJul 31, 1991 – Oct 31, 1992Combat CargoMy first crossing the line ceremony.
Heckman, TylerDC3Aug 16, 1991 – Jan 15, 1992Proudly served in the Damage Control area
Hall, Jim (J.d.)OS1Sep 15, 1991 – Nov 15, 1993OPS OII remember standing on top of a garbage heap somewhere in Subic City, with Mark Mancuso swinging a pipe at a bunch of Phillipino's that wanted to kill us. What a blast.
Servais, KenBMSNOct 1991 – Dec 17, 19921st DeckGreat bunch of guys from Deck Dept. Had some great times w/ you guys. Just saw Flags of our Fathers and it made me remember when we floated past that island on our last cruise. It was a humbling/proud moment. Thanks shipmates!
Gilmore, CheseamanOct 1991 – Dec 1992deck
Utterback, TomABHANNov 1, 1991 – Dec 17, 1992V-1Hey Shipmates, I hope all is well. Look me up if you can. tutterba@bellsouth.net I'd love to hear from you.
Palumbo, ChristopherAN (AW)Nov 6, 1991 – Dec 17, 1992V-1 FlightDeckServed on the Flight Deck for the last cruise of Oki.....Great bunch of guys! I'm looking to get in touch with ABFC Edwards the flight deck chief. Any info would be great!
Howard, Jarrod (Howie)SEAMANNov 8, 1991 – Dec 17, 19922ndNothing but good memories of the Oki and the west pac in 92. Still great friends with "RudeDog" and Dougherty. As for Biddle, Rudie and I bring you up every time that we get together! Good luck to everybody that was a part of that crew.
Gelwick, WilliamMMFNDec 6, 1991 – Dec 1992MEngine room Lower Levelman on her final voyage
Bustos, AlbertoE-6 / SK1Dec 6, 1991 – Nov 13, 1992S-8Hi, Swain, Partee, Hazelburg
Mamaril, JaimeEM2Dec 15, 1991 – Jul 6, 1992
Espinet, RaulSNDec 15, 1991 – Dec 17, 1992Deck 1st DivIt was a great pleasure to serving with all of you, specially the crew from WESTPAC 92. I will always consider every single one of you as a brother. Hope you all doing well and had accomplished all goals in life!
Kern, Edward "Doc" JHM2 (SW/FMF)1992 – 1992MarDetEmbarked 1st Battalion 1st Marines. Decommissioning Cruise, miss the PLOP (proud lady of the pacific) great crew...
Crouch, RickRMCS(SW)Jan 1992 – Dec 1992CR
Corral, JessesmsnJan 1992 – Sep 1992commsanyone out there that might have a clue who i am im the good looking mexican on the signal bridge give me shout out
Jenkins, BenMMFNJan 1, 1992 – Dec 17, 1992AI was in the AC/R division. My first and only westback and it was Okinawa's last. What Memories!!
Hanson, TroyRMSAFeb 1, 1992 – Dec 18, 1992CRMy first deployment and trip to the PI.
Hendley, Malcom XFeb 28, 1992 – Dec 14, 1992s3my first ship and it was very memorable i really miss those guy sh1 davis,sh3 tate,walker,pn batist hope that'sspelled right but the list goes on
Michael, OliverLN1Jan 20, 1993 – Dec 20, 1995AdminTruly enjoyed my tour on the Oki. If it wasn't for my tour on her, I would not have made Chief right afterwards. Best ship crew ever!
Owen, SteveRM2Jan 1994 – Jan 1997CommunicationsServed at Comphibron Five aboard the USS ESSEX
Green, JimLCPL/E-3Jan 2002 – Jul 2002AIMDI was attatched to HMM-166 on her twilight cruise. I had an absolute blast. Lost a friend on that cruise. Capt. Mark Derrickson, great pilot. CH-46 practicing fast roping excercises between the Okinawa and the Duluth(I think) March 29, 1992
Busby, JackIC-2Feb 2005 – Mar 2007looking for old friends like John Myrtle, Tony Lirocchi, Joe Nelms, fireman, Chief Ski.
Watts, JohnJan 2007 – Dec 2007Engineering I remember going through the Panama Canal on our way to Vietnam. She was a great Ship with a great crew. Does any one remember when Robert Stack can aboard when we were on station in Vietnam?

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