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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
Sisk, EdEM21986 – 1990Lots of laughs and tears, look forward to hearing from you E-DIV (86-90), still in but not for long.
Henderson, BeauEM21986 – 1989RASEHad to keep the electrical end of the refueling equipment running. Charged a lot of forklifts!!!!
Butler, KevinEN21986 – 1988pol
Neitzel, BrianIC21986 – 1990E DivisionRetired enjoying life.
Rodriguez, LuisBM3Mar 1986 – Aug 1988FIRSTMY SECOND SHIP AND HAD WAS A GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE. THANKS TO BM3 MITCHELL, BM1 MUNDY, BM2 PEIFER, BM2 PALMER, SN JR.YANTIN, BMC MOORE, BM2 AMANTINE(PANAMA). LCDR SCATES, AND MANY OTHERS WHO POINTED ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. 1987 WPAC
Reed, DarrylsnMar 14, 1986 – Oct 27, 19881st When I broke my foot on the ship in 1988 I had to transported and never return was truly a sad day for me. Much love and respect to all of my shipmates during that time especially all of Deck Div. Oh What a time we had!
Rodriguez, LuisBM3Apr 1986 – Oct 19881ST-DECKHave great memories of the 1987 WEST PAC. I had the pleasure to serve with some real Deck leaders who taught me how to succeed in the Navy.
Freeman, DougOS2May 1986 – Apr 1990OPS/OILots of great times on the witch
Cignetti, MichaelPN2May 15, 1986 – Mar 15, 1990XLots of lifetime memories between NSC Oakland - Diego Garcia - Adak, AK. Perhaps the hardest working crew in the Navy, and a great bunch of guys. XO McGinn was a top-notch, Navy leader!. HAPPINESS IS GETTING A TAN OFF THE COAST OF IRAN!
Hoofard, DarrenMM 3May 27, 1986 – May 26, 1989A GANGHad fun on the Wicked Witch. The tour in 1987 was awesome, remember wog dog, MM 2 James Davis was a great friend and person to hang with. Hope all my shipmates are doing well.
Young, RobertSnAug 14, 1986 – May 1988Deck seamanTo all I remember like it was yesterday, to all my buddies, kissoon,plumber,brown,Thomas,crawford,muddy,pena,and all others hit me up let's get in touch... NavOfficer1@yahoo.com send me a shout
Kelly, AndrewMM2Aug 20, 1986 – Jan 30, 1990MM Division FTH. Hey to all the guys I sailed with. I hope you are all doing well. HEY MILO YOU OUT THERE? Galloway is gay.
Paquin, Rickmm3Sep 23, 1986 – Sep 23, 1989RASEworked on the refueling rigs highline rigs kept them running so we could do our mission worked with a great bunch of guys
Johnson, Williammm3Oct 1986 – Jul 1990mHey how is everyone? Andrew Kelly how the hell are you? do you ever see Chip? Take care all, I think about my time on board and just laugh. to much fun
Mitchell, BradleyEM2Oct 31, 1986 – Jan 21, 1991Enew email address
Rasmussen, Tj/ RasDC2Nov 1986 – Jul 1990DCHey HT2 Markley, long time brother. Great Ship. Great Crew. Made two West-Pacs on the old girl both were full of great memories and great time.
White, FrankRP3Dec 1986 – Mar 1989Admin/XUnforgettable crew/unforgettable memories. Think of you guys and the "Wicked Witch of the West" often. Hope you're all doing well!
Scott, Michaelrm3Dec 1986 – Jun 1990operationsit was a good learning experience for me i was young at the time going on two west pacs and meeting people from around the world looking back i miss the guys alot on the witch my email hit me up everybody
Martin, RogersBT 3Dec 1986 – May 1989BoilerHad tons of fun. Especially on west PAC and crossing the Equator. "ShellBack"
Moes, MarksmDec 28, 1986 – Nov 27, 19891stgood times
Etheridge, JackBMCM1987 – 1990DeckServed two tours Sept 81-84 and 87-90. My most memorable event was when USS Ranger decided to side swipe the USS Wichita. That was the fifth collision in my career and the worst.
Brooks, MarkRM31987 – Apr 28, 1990RADIOMANLooking back it was some of the best years of my life. Wish I would of stayed in. I did 2 West Pacs, and crossed the equator twice and became a shellback. Must admit it was nice getting to use that fire hose.
Ford, Johnnie profile iconMS31987 – 1989SUPPLY
Cain, ChrisSM3/ Former Deck DeptJan 1987 – Sep 1989Communication/DeckI still miss Thailand. Miss all my friends.
Longhorn, GaryBM3Jan 1, 1987 – Nov 29, 1990Third Division Flight Deckdid three west pacs in four years on the Wichita. To all my buddies on Third Deck doing flight ops, good times.
Delagarza, Tomas ,(Tony)ossr,os3, back to ossa lolJan 7, 1987 – Dec 10, 1989oi div.I had the best buddies in the world...miss y'all, freeman,will,losey,smitty,chaney,gassel,lipscomb,pope,chief kincaid,rip jeff harris!!!!! Hit me up any of y'all. I live in san antonio remember pickney.he's here to.
Cohen, JohnE4/PN3Jan 10, 1987 – Jun 20, 1990Deck/PersonnelIt was the best days of my early days in the Navy. Young sailor in the Navy. Really matured me, hang around some tough salties, 3rd class to 1st class buds.Westpac 2x, and hogday. Thailand, Phillipines was a blast. Missed those good old days. PN3
Cohen, JohnPN3Jan 18, 1987 – Oct 18, 1990AdminFrom highschool to westpac, and hanging out with a great group of shipmates. Thiland was great, but Hong Kong food poisoned me. No regrets, will do again..hit me up at procohjohn1968@yahoo.com
Robinson, RichardYn3 RobinsonFeb 18, 1987 – Aug 15, 1990Deck/Admin
Hoffman, AllenEM1Mar 1987 – Dec 1990E
Shipp, JamesHT-2Mar 1987 – Jan 20, 1988R I wos on bourd for less then a yr but did a west -pac when we sat out side the gulf for 3 mounts.Also woundering what has happend too HT1 Oliver and all the other HT's
Fairbanks, RobertSeamanMar 1987 – Oct 19891st (Deck)Curious to see who's around still
Alvarez, VincentMRMar 1, 1987 – Sep 7, 1990engits good to be out. i have some photos. let me know if u wants some. looking 4 Tim Mills
Pena, AlfonsoBMCMay 1, 1987 – Dec 1, 1989frist and deck 3m coordinatorhad some great times. won the softball competition at the oakland supply center, wonder if tommy is still arround. miss amitine, halverson, piefer and cdr scates
Williams, Mark (Will)BM3May 2, 1987 – Dec 19901STTwo things I will never forget: WEST PAC 87 AND BMCM ETHERIDGE
Peters, DannyMm2May 9, 1987 – Jul 23, 1990RaseThe witch is gone but we are still here she died in Brownsville tx ship yard may 2013
Hamrick, WestleyBT3May 20, 1987 – Sep 20, 1991B DivisionA Great Man Mr. Banks once told me "you don't need to know the information you just need to know where to find it."
Bugher, Dave/dirty Bugh/ferris Buelerwhat everJun 15, 1987 – Jun 15, 1990BMHad alot of fun. Trying to get in touch with some of the prople from my past.
Ricks, MitchellSNJul 11, 1987 – Feb 2, 1990Second DivisionIt has been almost Twenty five Years since my days aboard the USS Wichita, I miss the old gang back in 1988. Not sure if anyone would remember.
Elmore, Philip profile iconGMGSNAug 1, 1987 – Apr 18, 1989WEAPONSEnjoyed our deployement with Battle Group Echo with USS Missouri (BB-63). Made good friends from Weapons Division. I became a Shellback on October 16th, 1987. Enjoyed celebrating my birthday on a beach in Diego Garcia.
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Elmore, PhilipGMGSNAug 15, 1987 – Apr 2, 1989WEAPONSI LEFT BOOT CAMP IN AUG 1987 TO REPORT TO THE WICKED WITCH. MET THE SHIP IN SUBIC, GREAT WAY TO START MY NAVAL CAREER. IN MY FIRST SIX WEEKS I WENT FROM MAGASAYSAY TO WEAPONS DIVISION TO BECOMING A SHELLBACK IN OCT 1987. WOULD LIKE PHOTOS OF 1987.
Morrell, Terrance MorrellMMCSSep 1, 1987 –MPHave great memories of the witch, would like to hear from shipmates I served with. I retired fromthe Navy Nov. 31 1989.
Williams, Astley (Big Will)E-4/BM3Sep 1, 1987 – Apr 4, 1990deckEnjoyed those 21 unreps in 24 hrs.
Viray, EdgardoE4/boiler techSep 8, 1987 – Mar 21, 1991B Division
Hankins, DarrenGMG3Sep 13, 1987 – Feb 9, 1990injuredIt changed my life, for the better
Scanlon, Seane5Oct 1987 – Dec 19883rdThe ship was anchored outside Oman when I first came aboard. A serious virus temporarily paralyzed me and balboa naval hospital detached me from the wicked witch
Mitchell, Bradley (Mitch)EM2Oct 31, 1987 – Jan 20, 1991EWe've all come to this website for one reason. A common bond of memories-good and bad. You guys changed my life and I am grateful. Special thanks to Admiral McGinn. Enjoy your retirement. Write me to reach L Winters, M Dobias, J Rietz, R Kubiskey
Dick, RandyIC3Dec 13, 1987 – Sep 14, 1991interior commucation/electricanWicked witch of the West. ya.

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