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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 1190 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 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 – now

Glore, Tim JCPL1981 – 1981golf co 2nd blt 3rd marineshad a great ride westpac1981 she was a great ladie
Ricardo, Mark "Ricky"SN1981 – 1983DeckSpent a short amount of time with some of the best, and some of the worst guys I would ever meet. All in all, a time I will never forget!
Venneman, Leonard (Harpo)BT31981 –EngineeringBlew a tube on the boiler when I was a lower level man. I know why they call it the Brokinawa. I would like to hear from anyone else that worked in the boiler room during 1981. email address
Sanchez, JohnE61981 – 1984ElectricianMy father served aboard the "Brokenaiwa" he was an electrician and if he were still alive would have loved to be in contact with old mates. He would throw the best parties I don't remember all the guys names I was a little young.
Fresina, SteveL/CPL1981 –HMM-262 Flight Line HueysWest Pac 81 Kangeroo Cruize
Stewart, James Glenn "Stretch" profile iconMSSA1981 – 1982SUPPLY
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Samolis, Jamesabhan1981 – 1983V-1
Frazier, TomSgt1981 – 1982USMC S-2My last Marine Corps duty station. After we pulled into PI I was flown to SD and medically discharged due to injury. But wouldn't have changed a minute of it. Great memories.
Thew, BruceOS2Jan 1981 – Jul 1984OIFirst ship, First Crew, First Cruise, First WesPac, First Subic, First Ausie, Best Ship
Dooley, PaulABF3Jan 1, 1981 – Feb 27, 1981
Young, BillMM3Jan 5, 1981 – Apr 1, 1985Hole snipes forever!
Sigmund, Ed [ziggy]AN [E3]Jan 14, 1981 – Sep 19, 1984V1 [Roof Rats]As the OKI floats,this was a soap opera of characters who made up this roof rat crew,from Iron Mike Alford to Woods,from Smitty to Hazzard,but the crew of Champ,Vabes,Crouse,Fleming,Buggs,Boyd,Hebert,Calkins,Soriano,McLaughlin made it fun.
Scism, JohnOS2Jan 15, 1981 – Jul 7, 1984OI/OperationsGreat memories and a Great Crew,Westpac 81 was the best
Stephan, JimYN3Jan 15, 1981 – Jun 15, 1982AdminGood time on the OKI, one westpac, 1981, met some cool cats onboard and went to some good party spots...smitty, gonzo, holloway, give me a holler
Sheffey, JohnABF-2Jan 23, 1981 – Sep 25, 1984V-4Enjoyed both West Pacs('81,'84)and miss friends I made on board.Hope all are doing well.Sadly miss OKI-3.
McLaughlin, PaulABH-2Jan 30, 1981 – Oct 14, 1984V-1 Air
Gray, StephenAG2Feb 1981 – Feb 1983OA (Operations-Meteorology)Westpac/IO cruise in '81 (San Diego-Pearl Harbor-Okinawa-Subic Boy-Mombasa, Kenya-Perth, Australia-Sydney, Australia-Subic Bay-Pearl Harbor-San Diego); San Francisco, then drydock in San Diego most of '82
Crouse, PaulABH-3Feb 1981 – Oct 1984V-1In hind site, had a great time, great and crazy friends. Was the best thing that I could have done in that point of my life. Really straightened me out
Bland, JimENS - LTJGFeb 1981 – Jan 1983S-1
Detamble, BillEMFAMar 1981 – Jun 1983E Div.Mr. POSITIVE
Brooks, WilliamMA1Mar 6, 1981 – Mar 3, 1982X/MAAHad wonderful time and one west-pac cruise before leaving the brokinawa (what we used to call her). had good tour and worked with some good Marines.
Perry, Terry M.PH3Mar 10, 1981 – Feb 14, 1983OPERATIONS
Mosley, JeffE-4/BTMar 16, 1981 – Oct 20, 1981EngineeringMy time on board was short. I decommissioned the USS Southerland DD 743, 1976-1981 and was transfered to the Okinawa for the west pack and my scheduled rotation to shore duty. 38C Sima, San Diego & the USS Connole FF1056, 1984-1988
Brown, RichardAMH 3Mar 16, 1981 – Mar 15, 1983AIMDI am sad to hear that they sank her as she was a good boat as I was on her for one cruise before she went to dry dock at the navy station and we were staying in okie city in chula vista Would like to here from some that
Lugo, DavidDK3Apr 1981 – Nov 1984S4It was great being able to see the world fron San Diego to Austrailia from PI to Kenya. Two WESPAC's and thousands of memories If you want to drop me an email:
Mahathey, ScottSH4Apr 1981 – Dec 1984S-5Ran retail store aboard ship. Westpac to Kenya, Australia, PI was great. Boilers blew on way to Hong Kong, Spent 6 weeks at Subic repairing. Drydock, then another cruise, then an Eastpac. What fun! Will never forget Brokinawa!
Durrant, DanPHAN - PH2Apr 10, 1981 – Apr 10, 1985OP (Photo Lab)Some great memories. . .
Liparoto, Anthony LipNONEMay 1981 – Feb 1983AHatted just about every minuet on the old junker but was sad to see her torpedoed. Watched the military channel and become nostalgic wish I had taken my service serious makes me laugh when I think about the military issue pens we used.
Batson, TonyASM3May 1, 1981 – Jul 25, 1982ground support equipmentI had a great experience aboard the OKINAWA. I got to see a lot of interesting places and great people. I'll never forget my best buddy's Rick Serritt and Chris Marlow and Charlie Burgess. Seriously great times.
Smith, MikeSM-1May 5, 1981 – Jun 2, 1985CVI enjoy being the LPO of the sigs department. It was good time on my two Westpacs. Also, I was the Command career Counselor.
Joiner, Johne3-e4-e2Jun 1981 – Dec 1981hma - 169had a great time with some good old friends. almost got to spend along time in perth with jerry and john
Samolis, JamesABHANJun 1981 – May 1983V-1 WESPAC 81 was a blast, I remember pulling into Pearl Harbor & riding the brakes of the CH-47's & 53's to get these choppers off. The shipmates were great bunch of people to be with.
Poling, Dennis (Polarbear)MMFNJun 1981 – Sep 1984MI had a great time on the old girl made great friends and had a great time. Hope to chach up with my old friends and remember the good times we had.
Henman, Robert EugeneE-1Jul 1981 – Sep 1984V-1Wow, I was only 17,the youngest onboard. Those incharg of me might say:A PROBLEM CHILD, never where I was assinghed to work, wandering the deck, SKATING we cald it. AR Dalgliesh Robert(sorry)and I had a ball on west pac. The best times of my life.
Scalzo, DouglasHM 1Aug 1981 – Aug 1984MedicalI served with HMCM Blake. We made history when we recieved a grade of C 1, fully ready on a Tec Asst. Medical Department Readiness Inspection
Ashcraft, James E4Aug 1, 1981 – Dec 30, 1983Vaguely don't rememberone of the wildest part of my young life, had a fantastic time and met quite a few great guys from all over the states. Did some good partying.
Mooney, KevinAK3Aug 5, 1981 – Mar 10, 1985S-6after class A school i was flown to subic bay and caught the ship during Kangaroo 81. we went to mombasa kenya and australia, back to pi and pearl.was made a shellback on this cruise. made one more westpac in 84. there were a lot of good people aboar
Mooney, KevinAk3Aug 5, 1981 – Mar 10, 1985S-6,Aimd
Crouse, PaulABH3Aug 10, 1981 – Oct 21, 1985V-1
Ramirez, RaulYN3Sep 5, 1981 – May 5, 1985Legal YeomanMany great times on my two WESTPACS on board the OKI. Met many friends, some I still keep in touch with. I was the Legal Yeoman. Great times and memories that I will never forget. Drop me an e-mail at or
Humphries, RandyPFCSep 16, 1981 – Feb 9, 1982Golf Co. 2nd. Batt. 3rd. Marines 1st. Marine BrigadeGreatest experience of my life.I miss the ship,the friends and the places. My son has a pic of the Okie by the Opera House in 1981.Roy Hewelt e-mail me at I think about you and Dan Gentry every time I here "Going to Californi
Garza, SteveIC-3Sep 22, 1981 – Sep 22, 1982engineeringwhere all you ''snipes at?
Schreiber, KeithBTFN / 3Oct 1981 – Jan 1985B
Clarke, RogerE3Oct 1, 1981 – Nov 1, 1984marine dis-embarkmentthis was a great part of my life really had a great time sure would like to hear from some of my old friends it will never be forgotten.
Rockvoy, Larry (Rocky)SH2Dec 17, 1981 – Dec 16, 1985S-3Looking for a couple of shipmates, Bruce Price and Herb Allen from S-7 Div. My e-mail address is Anyone else who remembers my scrawny self, feel free to e-mail me.
Harris, Michael / HarrySM2Dec 31, 1981 – Jun 1, 1985CommunicationsWhat a great experience! Funny, I miss being out at sea for an extended period of time. Teaching in S. Berwick, Maine. Contact me if you are in the area. Mike

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