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USS Oldendorf (DD 972) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Oldendorf (DD 972). 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 627 crew members registered for the USS Oldendorf (DD 972).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – 1997 | 1998 – 1999 | 2000 – 2001 | 2002 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Spiro, PeterFTM31978 – 1979FoxPlankowner, precomm crew in San Diego. Left while the ship was in Long Beach shipyard before the first deployment. I hosted a radio show did a lot of Rocky (Yo Adrienne) imitations and skits. Played cool music.
Foster, DaleOS11978 – 1981OIAs a Plankowner, I'm sad to hear she was sunk as a target. I remember sailing her from Pascagoula when she still had that new boat smell. Fair winds and following seas to all who served aboard DD-972. daleonthewater@yahoo.com
Broders, MartyBM31978 – 19801STHELLO TO ALL YOU GUYS MISS YOU ALL LOTS OF GOOD MEMORIES WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT STARNES MARTIN WILSON COOPER AN FIRST DIVISION GREG LOOKANBAUGH 2
Drummond, AndrewOS31978 – 1982OI
Kehayias, Tim profile iconBM1978 – 19801st DivisionI'll never forget the time I spent aboard Oly. While I certainly could have made more of my time there, I learned so much and will always be thankful for the feeling of belonging to something really great.
Wright, WilliamE-31978 – 1979RadiomanTo Anthony, Big John, Tony, George, Carter, Case. We had some pretty good times in Panama and Acapulco. You guys can contact me anytime at destroyer144,000@gmail.com.
Ciancio, JohnSTGCJan 1978 – May 23, 1982AS
Hicke, DougRM2Jan 10, 1978 – Jun 1, 1979OCPlankowner. left just before Westpac. Was at the DECOM in SAN Diego.She still looked great!
MacPherson, JimOSCFeb 1978 – Sep 1980Operations
Combs, TomGMT2Feb 26, 1978 – Jan 17, 1980Weapons DivSome of the best times and best memories of my life. Great friends and we all had a lot of pride in our ship. Kind of hurts to hear they sunk her for a target.
Meeink, MichaelE1/FRMar 1, 1978 – Dec 17, 1982MPYou know your getting old when 3 of the 4 ships that you commissioned have been deep 6th. I sure hope that the hot plant in great lakes is still standing:-) "OLY" its the sailors....Pat Carol loves Buffarillo's
Carroll, PatrickEN(T)2 GSM1Mar 4, 1978 – Jul 8, 1981MGreat ship. Made lots of friends and visited many fun places.
Arnold, AlanRM2Mar 4, 1978 – Mar 16, 1979OCPrecommissioning crew...Plank Owner
Matthews, TimET2Mar 4, 1978 – Aug 11, 1981OE/CEThe Young was sunk the other day. Has it been that long? Hello to all my old shipmates from the Oldendorf!!! I think about you guys now and then. Haze gray now refers to my hair!
Davis, GlenSTG1(SW)Mar 4, 1978 – Mar 1982CA
Wiegers, EdEN2/GSM2Mar 4, 1978 – Aug 15, 1979EPre-Com,Plankowner.Had lotsa fun in Pascagoula.Miss the gang.Living in northern Alabama now.Drop me a line and say hello if you have the time.
Levi, JamesSM2Mar 5, 1978 – May 6, 19821ST / OCJust looking to hear from some of you guys bb63levi@verizon.net. Dam shame to have to sink her. Living large in Maryland. retired and gone fishing...
Bennett, DavidMS/2Mar 10, 1978 – Mar 10, 1980SUPPLY SHE WAS MY FIRST COMMAND OUT OF BOOT CAMP. SORRY TO SEE HER GO. GOOD LUCK TO HER FIRST CREW.WE HAD SOME GOOD TIMES
Juarez, Charlessk3Mar 28, 1978 – Feb 22, 1981supplyPlank owner one of the original crew to sail her out to sea.....
Matson, JimFTG3Apr 1978 – Jul 30, 1980FoxI'll be dropping a few of you emails. Can't believe it was decommissioned, I really feel old now, LOL. A lot of great memory's. Hope you are all well! The dates are a little fuzzy but close.
Parkinson, GeorgeRM1Apr 5, 1978 – May 9, 1982OCOLY was the only ship I served on my whole career. Came onboard as a RM2, left a RM1, made Chief off it. She and the crew taught me alot. Did over 21 and retired. Retired for good after 22 more as a civilian for the Nav
Murillo, Carlos M.OS2Apr 20, 1978 – Mar 20, 1983OI2 west pacs a couple of south pacs and a lot of 12 packs
Darling, JohnGMG2Apr 27, 1978 – Dec 19, 1980WeaponsOne helluva ship-One helluva Crew! Open bay berthing in SD! Oly -"Teamwork" second to NONE! Breakaway!
Bodily, JoeOS2Jun 1978 – Aug 1981OIGreat memories, She was brand new, now She's at the bottom of the deep blue. sometimes it seems like yesterday. Every now and then I have a nightmare that I reenlisted.
Syzek, GaryHT 2Jun 1, 1978 – Jun 1, 1981RAhhhh, to be 20 again sailing the Indian Ocean bound for Subic Bay...
Dejarnette, GregoryPC-3Jun 10, 1978 – May 13, 1980NAV/ADMINI couldn't believe the XO made me - the mailman - stand watch at the helm during UNREP! (Can't remember his name anymore. He was a LCMDR in the LDO program) Now, that was a memory! Great crew, great boat. Thanks!
Wells, WilliamSH3Aug 1, 1978 – Jan 1, 1982supplydrop me a line i drive all 48 states
Proctor, DavidHT2Oct 1978 – Oct 1980RepairNot sure of my dates, but I WAS there. Anybody who knows me can contact me.
Korman, Rich "Harvey"OS2Nov 1978 – Nov 1982OIIt's the Water. No more Whaaa's in CIC
Trotta, Steve profile iconEW3Nov 1, 1978 – Oct 1979OE
Woods, James(woody)BM31979 – 19831STHello to everybody
Crider, TomTM21979 – 1982WeaponsScratch John, Arkansas, Miss all you guys and the great memories.RIP EMCS Kaiser (We got the MF's) We didn't steer the ship, nor did we ring the bell but show us an enemy submarine and we'd send it straight to hell!
Blake, DavidEwsn1979 –opsWill refine dates later
Glavin, MichaelFTM21979 – Aug 22, 1983CMI enjoyed my duty on the Oly and touring the world before I hit age 23
Matthews, SylvesterSK2Feb 3, 1979 – May 18, 1983SupplyVery proud to serve with a group of men that showed an extremely high level of pride and professionalism. If I had to do it again, it would only be with this group. ON THE ROAD AGAIN...
Moore, MichaelBM2Mar 1979 – Jun 19841st DivisionHaze Gray and always underway
Lara, ErnestB.M. 2Apr 1, 1979 – Apr 18, 19801st.
Martin, Gregory "Big Harv"RM3Apr 15, 1979 – Jun 30, 1982OCMemories to last a lifetime. Going back to Oly for decomm was incredible and helped me get I'm back intouch with shipmates, what a blessing. Any old friends that see this hit me back. Peace
Armstead, DonaldMS1May 1979 – Dec 1982supply
Oconnell, VinceE-6 BM1May 15, 1979 – Jun 30, 19831ST
Gress, ToddICC(SW)Jul 1979 – Apr 1983E
Smith, Norris Wayne/smittySK 2Jul 12, 1979 – Jan 15, 1983SUPPLYTHE FINEST SHIP ON THE WEST COAST HAD MANY GREAT FRIENDS, SK2 MATTHEWS, RM2 MARTIN, MS2 WALKER, YN2 CLARK, PC3 YOUNGER, PC3 HUMPHREY, DK3 LANHAM YN2 JONES, , QM2 MARARAJ, GM2 WHITTAKER MEMORIES FOREVER
Swigert, Earl M. , Jr.OS5Aug 1979 – Mar 1980Operations CICWas the first and only ship I served on. It was a privilege to serve on her. I just missed her first West-Pac cruise.
Riggs, DeanGSM2Sep 1979 – Jun 1984mp/aft engine rm LPOHad a great time onboard. 2 westpac's. I am looking for anyone who knew John Fiondella,Cary Seabaugh.
Sandusky, MichaelBM2Sep 1, 1979 – Jun 23, 19831st2 WestPac's, 2 SouthPac's and a RimPac, now I only have 1 good braincell left. Worked hard, played even harder. Great ship, can't beleive she is decommisioned.
Oglesby, GaryBM3Oct 1979 – Jan 19831 stwhat's up all you old salty dogs?
Wiles, ArtEW1Dec 1979 – Feb 23, 1982OEComissioning Westpac Cruise was fantastic. Ended up living in Australia

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