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USS Wichita (AOR 1) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Wichita (AOR 1). 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 650 crew members registered for the USS Wichita (AOR 1).

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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Torrez, FrankE-31980 – 1983POL
Yoder, RobertMM21980 – 1985M
Davis, Jim (Jed)mm21980 –A GANGhad a great time on the Wichita. Wish i could do it all over again.
Robinson, Roy (Robby)MMFN1980 – 1983MHello Chief Hull and Chief Wisdorf. I couldn't have done it without you.
Lapp, StevenLTjgJan 15, 1980 – Jul 15, 1982Supply (S1, S2, S3 & S4)Good times. Different era. Ended up retiring after 27 years of active and reserve service as an O-6. Now living on the East Coast but miss Northern California. Shipmates should drop a line!!
Cox, StevenSk3Jan 30, 1980 – Nov 14, 1982S-1I was browsing and seen this site, would enjoy making contact with some of the fellas.
Hill, RobertMM3Feb 1980 – Aug 1983RASEGOOD TIMES GOOD SAILORS, WHERE ARE MY BUDS KOWALSKI,ARRENDONDO VANDER MAAT? STILL LIVE HERE IN NOR CAL
Sternick, ChrisYN2Feb 1, 1980 – Apr 1, 1983X"Happiness is being inport Alameda"
Lohrmann, MartinEN3Apr 1980 – Sep 1982A-gangThink back on 2 great west pacs,becoming a shellback,capt Less(the best)vertreps,juicy,buck,mack,camenzen,chief york,alexander ,losing a helo lota great memories and and a true friend lester
Knudsen, ChrisBT2Apr 5, 1980 – Aug 25, 1983BVery intense period of life. Many great experiences. If I could do it over I would be quicker to listen and slower to speak. The crew had its act together. Very talented group of guys.
Ryan, StevenRP2May 5, 1980 – Oct 21, 1981XHII loved the Wichita. YN2 Vaughn Bass and I had more fun then anyone on board. BM3 Darren Patrick and I were very good friends. WESTPAC 1980 arriving in Subic Bay, PI I remember getting NAUI SCUBA certified and diving off of Grande Island. Hi to all.
Torres, GregorioSNMay 24, 1980 – Oct 16, 19803rd divisionCame aboard ship looking to go back to HM school, met some good people there, In short, learned about ".ship life" quickly before HUMS Trans. Went to HM school, left for Corpus Christi, Tx, and ended with VP-40 in Ca.
Reynolds, VincentGMG3May 30, 1980 – Jun 30, 1984weaponsBest command in the navy miss all the fun time we had on west pac what a day when we glided with the ranger look forward to hooking up with lost shipmate. eMail me at vvreynolds@juno.com
Lind, Edward/scruffyBM3Jun 24, 1980 – Aug 15, 19842nd & 3rdHard to realize that the first ship you serve on happens to be the best. Miss the old days and the PI. Feel free to contact me at warhammer1962@yahoo.com
McNew, JamesBT3Jul 1980 – Mar 1984kicked back in the oil shack
Grant, RichardPNSNJul 15, 1980 – Oct 10, 1983
McDermott, MikeET1Jul 19, 1980 – Jul 23, 1982OEWorked and played hard back and forth across the Pacific and Indian oceans. Brown, Campbell, Cristofallo, DeHos, Fraser, Holden, Kim, Lampkin, Moorehead, Radcliff, Repine, Schroeder, Spic & Williams great shipmates & ETs
James, WilliamEN2Sep 1980 – Sep 1985A-GANGDECK TO SNIPE, HAD ALOT OF FUN, SAW SOME COOL STUFF AND HAD SOME GREAT C.O's. Danger Ranger Along side !!!! we pump yousux...Unrep...6 pack for a white hat....HAVE -A- SLAMMIN DAY !!!!!!
Yniguez, Salvadorqm3Sep 1980 – Jun 1983opsbest times on the witch lots of memories to much fun the bay rocked in the early 80's the A's alameda annie west pac the Russians 3rd flight deck great but ops is tops, alpha alpha
Moffat, ChuckYN3Sep 1, 1980 – Sep 1, 1983XFrom 1st division to x division. I had a blast. live in Memphis, TN now.. Would love to hear from shipmates.
Davis, Tontoe3Sep 14, 1980 – Sep 14, 1984POLLOVED THE WICKED WITCH AND OUR SHIPMATES
Rios, RichardBM3Oct 1980 – May 26, 19843RD(Dirty Thirty)What can I say PI---PI---PI sin city baby and right on the money. Doing the bump with the Ranger and losing two Helo's and some good friends during flight ops in the IO. Anyone out there who served with me is more than welcome to write.
Gilmore, Lloyd AlexET-3Oct 1, 1980 – May 1, 1982ETI remember Mike McDermott and Joe Cristafalo but not many others. Contact at alex@3571113.com. I reenlisted only to be disabled discharge in March of 84 at 100% disabled. I currently live in New Braunfels Texas
Davis, Jim ( Jed )MM2Oct 5, 1980 – Jun 5, 1984a gangsure miss west pac's
Gielbeda, Jamese-3Nov 5, 1980 – Nov 5, 19822nd divisionspent some of the best times of my life on board the Niagara falls.nothing I have ever done gives me as much pride as serving on board this ship.It wasn't easy but there are great memories of the men and times .god bless
Taylor, JeffSM2Dec 1980 – Sep 1984OPERATIONS
Divers, Loren C.LT1981 – 19832nd Officer; Asst. Deck Hd.; Safety OfficerServing on Wichita w/its exceptional crew & skipper Capt. Jerry Unruh (later COMTHIRD FLT) was the defining tour of my Navy career. Hats off to fast acting 2nd Div in the Collision with Ranger w/NO injuries!! God Bless you all. L.C. Divers, Honolulu
Winters, Jeffery\ WimpyBM31981 – 1983Deck 2nd dev.
Zuidewind, Kevin Chief ZBM21981 – 19831st/ deckHad a great time onboard her. I see Capt. (vice Admiral ) Unruh often in Pensacola, Fl.. Cant forget the Bay Area. I retired after 20 as BMC
Hursey, JeffE 31981 – 19853rd divisionThe dirty 30 rocks
Mancill, CharlesHMC1981 – 1985HWorked hard on the Wich but it was all good - two WesPacs. One lost HC-46 with crew, one collision at sea with Ranger - very seasick on our way to Portland. Served with some very good Chiefs, HM2 Dan Kohler, Capt Unruh.
Larrea, Gerardo / JerryPN2Jan 8, 1981 – Jul 15, 1985XI would really enjoy to hear from people that served with me. I was one of two spanish guys serving on the Wichita. I really learned a lot from the experience even though there were times when I thought I was not going to make it through.
Williams, Garysk2Jan 10, 1981 – Mar 9, 1984S1 STOREKEEPERGreat times on the witch. Two west pac and alot that went on during my first command. Retired in 2006 as SKCS.
Welch, DannyMMMar 1, 1981 – Aug 1, 1983MHave great memories about them days.
Schaffer, RobertMm3Mar 1, 1981 – Oct 1, 1985A gang
Watson, WayneHT3Apr 1, 1981 – Jan 26, 1985RWatching clips of the 83 US Festival on tv. Were are you at Mississippi, Loza, Eggert? What a time. It brings back some great memories.
Hill, John (Benny)GMG3Apr 16, 1981 – Feb 17, 1985WeaponsBest damn command in the Pacific fleet. Lots of good times. Never got tired of doing UNREPs. Married with 3 kids living in Chicopee, MA. Feel free to contact me at john.hill@charter.net. Weber, Pappy, Crow would love to hear from you guys
Hough, JimRP2Jun 1981 – Sep 1984XLiving in upstate New York, got away from San Francisco.
Wingard, Cecil-----------cwSK2Jun 22, 1981 – Jun 22, 1983supply
Cristofalo, JosephET3Jul 1981 – Mar 1983operationsWhere does the time go?
Mcpherson, JamesOS2Jul 8, 1981 – Feb 5, 1983OIWe Pump, You Suck. What a motto and it's still the farthest thing from the Navy I ever served on.
McPherson, JamesOS2Jul 15, 1981 – Apr 1, 1983OII think I have already registered for the Witch.
Caudle, DickeySEAMAN E3Aug 12, 1981 – Sep 16, 19843rd
Paulus, SteveMR2Sep 1981 – Apr 1984R-Div
Kleinfelder, JimNC1Sep 6, 1981 – Jul 9, 1985XServed as the Command Career Counselor. One of my most favorite commands. Hats off to Captain Unruh. Live in Minnesota, my home state, fully retired and loving it. I was married onboard the Witch.
Vandemaat, RandyMM 3Sep 30, 1981 – Jul 15, 1984RASE and A GangLots of beer and freinds
Church, DougMMOct 1, 1981 – Nov 4, 1982
Kelley, MichaelE4 BOSENMATEOct 12, 1981 – Sep 12, 1985Deck
Ryan, StevenRP2Oct 20, 1981 – Feb 20, 1983Chaplain'sWould like to find Darlene Davis and Neff Attwood, Tersinni and David Hanses and Fr. Ron Burke - miss all of you. Would love to hear from you please and all others - from Diego Garcia
Ryan, StevenRP2Oct 21, 1981 – Feb 20, 1983Chaplain'sCurrently working as Navy Civilian - San Diego - HM# 619-501-4168 anyone can call collect. NSF Diego Garcia - I miss those hot beach, drinkin' too much, days-John Hanses, David Tersini, Fr. Ronald Burke - I love you guys - miss you
Floyd, Jeff (Pink)BT 3Nov 1981 – Jun 1985Engineering boiler tech
Brown, JackSNNov 1, 1981 – Aug 1, 19853rdSome great memories of times on the wicked witch of the west. email me so we can talk. Good luck. Too bad the ship was decommissioned
Baumann, SteveGmG3Nov 12, 1981 – Jul 1985Third and WepsSome of the best times of my career onboard the witch. Many memories and friends. Contact me anytime, living in Nebraska
Floyd, JeffE-4Dec 1, 1981 – Jun 1, 1985Operations
Villano, DrunkfnDec 3, 1981 – Jul 7, 1985third rasehersey fish curtis and bergdahl everyone else i served with. imade two wonderful west pacs where i drank whiskey by the gallon and ate baloot. of corse lots of giling gilling. pootanganemo you bunch of baloot eaters
Villano, SteveE 3Dec 4, 1981 – Sep 4, 1985rase thirdthe olongapo jiggalo is on the loose in schenectady

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