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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 651 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

McIntire, Johnfn31990 – 1992engineeringI had the time of my life on this ship, and made some of the best friends I ever had
Robertson, Kevin (Pc) Or (till)sn1990 –Admin/SupplyEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE,EEEUT
Smith, Matthew / SmittyMM31990 – 1993Engine Room
Neal, EricFC31990 – 1993OPs Was an awsome time . Loved the trips to mexico for LEO ops . To all who new SM1 Stack , He passed away Feb 22 2001 . I miss him , was a greate friend . Would like to get in touch with SM Chief Adams. tyee1ktm525@yahoo.c
Jones, Dion / Yeedoggiee-3/ MM31990 – 1992AIt was the best time of my life
Newman, MarcusSAJan 1, 1990 – Mar 12, 1993nbh the horseman where u at? i wonder is verybody still drinking
Sawyer, ShaneOSJan 7, 1990 – May 8, 1992OperationsVery young when I was on this ship. The youngest when I came aboard actually. Trying to connect with lost mates
Hoskins, CurtisE-5/BMJan 9, 1990 – Jan 8, 19942nd divisionEternal Vigilance Is The Price of Freedom!
Schoensee, TomSEAMANJan 10, 1990 – Aug 27, 19933rdBest times I have ever had!
Walker, Quintonbm3Jan 10, 1990 – Apr 27, 19931 stmiss u all
Washington, TimsealJan 16, 1990 – Mar 7, 19933 rd flight deckyes best of times still drinking
Thorne, Kendall profile iconENFNJan 30, 1990 – Mar 12, 1993polwish i could sail again on the wicked witch of the west
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Banks, WalterCDRFeb 14, 1990 – May 11, 1993EngineeringThe wicked witch of the west was by far my most rewarding tour of duty thanks to Captain Romanski and Captain Crandall and all of the crew, especially MMCM Elliott and BTCM Craddock.
Stinnett, AlvinFeb 18, 1990 – Mar 12, 19932nd/ras
Norek, BillHM3Feb 19, 1990 – Feb 1992Medical DeptGood times on the Wicked Witch. Hello to any shipmates out there. Hope youre all happy and healthy. PEACE
Williams, JesseAOR-1Mar 1990 – Mar 13, 1993DCIt was a shame covering the witch
Kleiner, EricBM3Mar 1990 – Mar 12, 19931st and RaseFirst of two ships I served on during my four years. After decommssioning I went onto the USS Flint AE-32. Really enjoyed the West-Pac and all of the guys onboard. We got to see some great places and refueled some cool ships.
Suratt, AndrewBMSNMar 1990 – 19932nd raseto my fellow wicked witch long time had many good times. nbh will never die 151 aka alvin stinnett key hoe aka marcus newman holla at your brother im in texas chilling all those that remember me hit me up
Leyva, Jose (Tony)SK3Mar 1, 1990 – Mar 12, 1993Deck Then SupplyWhats up guys, that kool that we are still keeping the Wicked Witch spirit up !!!
Grimes, JefferyRM3Mar 10, 1990 – Mar 12, 1993OC01 Radio CommunicationsGreat boat, great crew, loads of fun and memories on that old girl. If anyone knows where W.B. Wagner is drop me a line at
Lemon, ScottRM3Mar 13, 1990 – Mar 12, 1993OPSWas on the decom crew and then attended IS "A" School in Dam Neck VA. Now onboard the Uss Bulkeley DDG-84. Home Port Norfolk VA. Will retire in May 09.
Romelli, MarkSK1Mar 30, 1990 – Mar 15, 1993S-1I remember the painting of the Wicked Witch on the aft superstructure! She was one sext witch. Still think of her when I hear the Eagles "Witchy Woman"
Pesce, Fred PesceFRED PESCEApr 1, 1990 – Apr 1, 1993DeckGreat times and good friends... and many great nights out in SanFran. Would love to hear from anyone who shared these times.
Jennings, DonaldE-4/DC3May 12, 1990 – Apr 23, 1993RepairI'm so glad I found this page , I recognize a lot of names. I was unsure about the specific days so I took a guess.
Bolton, JamesBT1Jun 1990 – Oct 7, 1993I had the best time of my life on the wicked witch of the west.
Nichols, GeraldGMGSNJul 1990 – Feb 1993WEPSThis was my first duty and it was the best duty I have ever had. I had some good times aboard The Wicked Witch.
Phillips, Anthony e-1Jul 27, 1990 – Apr 21, 19922nd1 Love... WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST!!!!
Burkhalter, MikeOS3Aug 15, 1990 – Apr 30, 1992OPSI will always remember my life on board the Wichita. After the Navy, I went off to college and graduate school where I am now a Dentist, far cry from being an OS. I miss you guys in CIC.
Stockham, AnthonyICFNAug 19, 1990 – Jan 7, 1992Ehad a great time will always remember good times with Tim Mills, Eric Larson, Lupica ,Schrader, Rick Scott , and the rest of the guys i worked with
Cross, BrianBM3Oct 5, 1990 – Oct 1, 19921st & 3rdGood times man, good times. Let's go back to Mexico!
Aromin, JeoffreySEAMANOct 10, 1990 – Mar 12, 1993FirstI would never forget the best of the best that i ever boarded. Its really the "Wicked Witch of the West".
Rapp, BruceRM2Oct 20, 1990 – Aug 1, 1992CommoJust checkin to see who is on here
Burgess, Carl TonyYNSNNov 1990 – Dec 1992AdminxxCurrently stationed in Dallas, Texas. Where are the fellas at: Shitty Rue, Hi-C., Shawn Dickerson, Dolan. You can contact me at a.k.a Plucky
Mansfield, JeffLTNov 6, 1990 – Aug 1, 1992OPS / ENGIt was an honor to serve with so many great folks.
Sost, Tim, JuniorQM-31991 – 1993NAVwow - hard to believe that this forum exists and that i recognize so many names. feel free to holler at me at
Holt, Nickfn1991 – 1993A
Hannusch, ScottET31991 – 1993OPSMiss being out at sea. Miss seeing Garfield on the door to the EMO.
Peinado, CesarDC3 AT TIME, CURRENTLY NCCFeb 1991 – 1993DCFun times on the Wicked Witch! Anyone heard from DCCS Viera, DCC Hoffman, DC2 Keiser or DC1 Wasson? Most memorable tour of my career to date, great crew, great ship!
Nelson, EricSN - SAR Swimmer Feb 1991 – Mar 1993Division 2Wow! What a boat! Great crew! Had some fun in Mexico and Canada. Big deployments cancelled due to decom. Steering the ship 360 degrees at night w/o the OOD knowing, priceless. Also the ships rescue swimmer.
Bancroft, "Boats"BM1Apr 1991 – Feb 15, 19931first and 3rd Div.She was a Great vessel. EVERYBODY knew when the "Witch" was around. Proud to have served aboard Her. It kills me now to see Her in the mothball fleet. Shes easy to spot with the "watchcap" still painted!
McKinney, ChristopherE-7Apr 20, 1991 – Sep 26, 1993OIGreetings everyone, the USS Wichita AOR-1 was my first navy ship of my career, I was stationed on board from 1991-1993. I retired with 21 years of service rate and rank at retirement was Operatons Specialist Chief.
Leasure, GeorgeLTMay 1991 – Mar 12, 1993Deck / First LTBest Ship I ever served on. Best Sailors I ever worked with. Decomissioned well before it's time. Thanks for the memory's.
Cosgrove, RandySNJun 1, 1991 – Feb 19, 1993Deck/Flight DeckWhat good times in Mexico Ahh!!
Gramzow, CarlMM3Jun 27, 1991 – Mar 13, 1993Main Control
Mitchell, BrodieHT3Jul 1, 1991 – Mar 1, 1992RLooking for other shipmates, primarily R Division folks including LT. S. Tucker. Hope you all are doing well!
MacDonald, JeffET3Aug 5, 1991 – Mar 12, 1993OEThis was my first sea duty, and I loved it. I have been a civillian since 98. Wichita was my favorite duty of my military time. Would be great to hear from RM2 Rapp or ET3 Castleberry. :-)
Viers, Bobby (Robert)e-3Aug 9, 1991 – Mar 12, 1993Deck/Flight DeckThis is some crazy crap! i was showing my son the ship i was first on. And there it was! I remember Cosgrove and Steve L. My son leaves the 24th of Jan. for the Air Force..
Morgan, MichaelE3Sep 26, 1991 – Feb 23, 1993EngineeringGreat Times in Mexico
Wayman, JasonMM3Dec 1991 – Mar 1993EngineeringWhat a time it was! I missed that ship so much after I went to the Abraham Lincoln. I was happy to see Chief Elliott later on, and had become Senior Chief! We had a great crew and officers! All good memories!
Meister, TimICFN1992 –
Avena, OscarEnsignMar 1992 – Mar 1993WeaponsThis was my first ship. I had a great time on the Wicked Witch. Wish it could have been longer.
Delao, SteveMay 1992 – Oct 1993was onboard for a little over a year before decom on TI then went over to the Kansas City AOR3. Was onboard with Kevin Knox, Dan Vincent, Chris Cec, John Plantz, Nick Boggs etc......great times
Loiacano, SteveSASep 1992 – Mar 12, 1993DeckWow. Googled aor-1 for the hell of it. I was just up at TI last fall & took some pics of the barracks- abandoned and in disrepair. it was great to walk around there and remember those days. drop me a line for pics of barracks.
Beyer, MatthewOct 1, 1992 – Mar 12, 1993DeckIt was a blast living in the barracks on Treasure Island during the decommisioning of the wicked witch. Great memories from the Portland Rose festival... renting a van and meeting a tweaker in McDonalds (wierd). Loved Mexico.
Haapala, AlecGMG1(SW)Sep 1993 – Mar 1994WEPSShort stint, decommed it. The Wicked Witch should still be sailing today.

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