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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 645 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 – 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – now

Kennedy, MarkSM31983 – 1984Living in St Petersburg Fl, would love to hear from ship mates.....
Thomas, RonaldBMSN1983 – 19853rdMany days and nights doing unreps.
Farrow, Tom profile iconLT1983 – 1985DCA and Navigator
Roberts, GregoryMM21983 – Feb 1989MHad a great crew then. Sorry it took so long to log in, hope some of my buddies are still around. Poor witch is in mothballs now. Email is
Cullim, JohnE-4Feb 21, 1983 – Feb 22, 1987E-DivA Lot of years have passed and I was just thinking of the old crew of guys that made the time I had in the Navy alot of fun
Jewell, RichardIC2Apr 12, 1983 – Jun 30, 1986EJust thinking about the guys I served with. Its funny how after so much time passes, I just remember the good times and good friends.
Thomason, LyleIC2May 1983 – Jul 1986E-DivisionI had Some great times on the WITCH!! You don't realize it till your out. Remember cliding with the Ranger and KAL007 search ops.P.I.,Tiland and all the good ports of call.Anyone who served with me drop me a line.
Sam, MervAD2May 4, 1983 – Feb 29, 1984AIR (AIRDET)Best group of people I had the honor to serve with. Fingers, Kojak, Smurf, Ezekiel Ligon, Scotty, Marty, Ocoha, Uncle Ed, Hawkeye, Leo, Rick Fuqua, Paul, Turtle, Prime, NG (RIP) LT Medders "Hot Dog" Hayner. Can't remember the others.
Bailey, DavidBT3 & BT2May 15, 1983 – Dec 1988BMy 1st Ship. Most awesome crew. CAPT Unruh kept the bar at Panama open after they wanted to close in 1983. Only ship at Pattaya 1983. The ship that defined my career. Now fleet reserve with 21 years 3 months. BT1 Jon Carpenter my mentor
Brown, RaymondOS1May 15, 1983 – Jul 22, 1985
Crowley, JamesHt3Jun 15, 1983 – Sep 15, 1984Ht
Hanson, RobertET2Aug 1983 – Sep 1986OE
Talley, CarlosANAug 15, 1983 – Jan 15, 1985Deck
Gaab L., HarveyENGINE CADETAug 30, 1983 – Aug 30, 2003enginean egine cadet manage to observe all activities happening in the engine room.
Charles, TilsonFR/HT2Sep 1983 – Dec 1986repairhaze gray and underway
Barrios, JohnBT-3Sep 1983 – Jun 6, 1986B-divisionI learned to work with and get to know people of different nationalities. And enjoyed working with my buddies.Served on a great command also, smooth sailing. The best time of my six year enlistment...
Brooks, Richard profile iconSKSN - SK2Sep 3, 1983 – Mar 31, 1986Supply
Cotton, MikeLTOct 1983 – Apr 1986Supply: Disbursing, Ship's Store, Food ServiceI remember some wild times on the old witch. Especially trying to find it as an Ensign when I was meeting it in Sasebo, Japan and it was called away to support the KAL007 search operations.
Reeves, Carl (Smurf)AMHANOct 22, 1983 – Apr 29, 1984AirDetMy first cruise 2 days out get hit by a carrier with 1 bird on Ranger thanx "Pappy" Parker (HT1) for waking us up! And yes the airdet put out the fire on Ranger's elevator!!!
Stewart, TomLTNov 1983 – Mar 1987OC-1st-LegalTough 2 weeks in PI waiting to report upon The Wicked Witch's return from KAL-007! Killer rolls at sea in NoCal after fuel offloaded for SF drydock in 84 or 85. NSC Oakland - a warehouse district with docks! Great times all in all.
Joseph Kusy, JoeMM-3Nov 1983 – May 5, 1987engineering, A Ganghad a lot great times, miss the easer times of life
Wenzel, JackBM31984 – 19881st-raseWhat a group of characters! we had some good times.
Rector, LarryLCDR1984 – 1986ChaplainGreat ship and crew. Remember library getting flooded in Sri Lanka and RP3 Frazier replacing deck tiles. What a mess huh.
Jones, KennethGMG21984 – 1988Weapons
Starr, TomQM21984 – Apr 1988NAVIGATIONHere we are 25 years later. Big shout out to all (1985 & 1987) West Pac shellbacks! Unreps, flight quarters, liberty in the PI and getting a tan off the coast of Iran !
Murphy, KenJO21984 – 1986AdministrationLooking for my shipmate friend from Puerto Rico whose Dad owned the McDonald's down there.....will be heading to P R in May.....hoping to see my old friend
Lamb, ChrisBT31984 – 1988engineeringReally enjoyed my time on the Wichita... Wish I had stayed in the navy I would be retired for 10 years already... if anyone remembers me email or hit me up on fb...
Peterson, Scott / PeteMM2Jan 4, 1984 – Jan 6, 1986"M"Best ship/crew I ever served with. Two things I remember was we were always underway & one really bad storm off the west coast of California. It felt like we were going to break in half (1985, I think).
Steven, OttMM3Jan 10, 1984 – Jul 30, 1986MI had alot of friends on board,it has been 20 years .I would like to here from some of them.
Caperton, Michael Capeem3Jan 26, 1984 – May 5, 1987engineering/e divisionHey guys,Im still a smart ass
Lewis, Timsm3Feb 1984 – Oct 1987ocgood friends & good times quite the party boat
Merchant, Robert/ Fawnbm3Feb 10, 1984 – Aug 19, 19863rdman do i miss the dog piles and all the fun oz you were pretty cool and mac imiss fisher and voshel and the rest of you drunks
Matossian, RonEM2Mar 1984 – Mar 1987Didn't we all have one-syllable nicknames in E-Division? Even the guys whose names were already just one syllable. Cape, Wad, Moe, Ratch, Dupe, etc.
Lopez, EdwardMR 3Mar 1984 – May 1987R div
Goforth, StevenMM2Mar 1, 1984 – Aug 8, 1987MHello to you all.
Palmer, Eric "Tex"Bm3Apr 1984 – May 19881st and RASEI didnt know it then, but these were the best years of my life and with the greatest guys in the NAVY!
Whaley, Tony profile iconMM2Apr 13, 1984 – Dec 3, 1992M and A divWheres Greg V Roberts?
Rieck, JamesET2May 1984 – Oct 1987OE
Apple, GarryYN1Jun 1984 – May 1987X AdminAnyone know how i can get ahold of cignetti ????
Kramer, TimRM3Jun 1984 – Jun 1986Operations
Hobbs, FredIC2Jun 1984 – Jun 1988E Division
Reitz, JoelIC2Jun 1984 – Jul 1989E- Division
Kohler, MichaelBTFNJun 12, 1984 – Jun 12, 1986engineeringA ship that carried its sailors with pride. She will be missed.
Pessa, KenBM3Oct 1984 – May 19881st, RASEnice to see some of us are still alive

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