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USS Kansas City (AOR 3) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Kansas City (AOR 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 687 crew members registered for the USS Kansas City (AOR 3).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – now

Yapo, ManuelE3Sep 1, 1965 – Aug 31, 1970SupplyThis was my first ship and I decommissioned her in Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in 1970. Was there anyone on the list with me? If so, would love to hear from you. Trying to find Sonny Nabas if anyone knows where he is...thanks.
Rucker, LeonardMM21969 –M AOriginal Plank Owner, two vietnam cruises
Sloan, JimSF-21969 – 1972R DivisionGreat ship lots of good times.Looking Carl Wade Stan Lee Ray Cruze.Im retired union plumber out of San Francisco Local 38.Married 30 yrs 3 grown kids 5 grand kids. Hey Dudley , I read your info,glad your doing good
Debord, GaryGunners Mate 2nd class1969 – 1970Gunners MateLooking for my buddy that was with me on USS Kansas City in 1969-1970 the Name Joseph Dugan ,
Officer, Louis SMM1Jan 1969 – Jan 1975A and MWas plank owner placed the ship in comm.Made 5 trips to west pack and Veitnam.Great ship
Mahan, Kenmm2Aug 5, 1969 – Aug 5, 1973m
Donahoe, PatrickE31970 –Commisioning
Ivie, M. L.BM3/BM21970 – 19731st and 2nd
Hampton, GarySN1970 –Plank holder
Merook, BobEN21970 –A Gang
Starwalt, DarrellMM21970 – May 1973Main Propulsion
Bouck, ChristopherEM21970 – 1972EWas there for sea trials commissioning plank owner GITMO Panama Canal 1st Westpac cruise. Have many pictures would like to exchange any pics anyone else has Have pics of the cars below deck on trip to Calif from Boston Please contact me.
Jones, Jimmie "Stumpy"SK21970 – 1974S1 Cargo Plankowner looking for any other "Cargo Rats" 35318 Tennessee Rd. SE Albany Oregon 97322
Ziegler, Ralphe-31970 – 1972deck (1st div.) and weapons div.served during the Vietnam war, loved the Phillipines and San Miguel beer. Who can ever forget the "floor shows" and the great bands in Olongapo?
Hardiek, RogerRD21970 – Jun 1973OI divisionI served on the original commissioning crew and the first two wes pacs.
Wallace, JohnSK31970 – Dec 1971SupplyOriginal Fuel Oil records storekeeper. Ullage charts, long hours during UNREP, late night card games in the mess hall. Learned to play guitar, with Mac, John Forrest, Timmy, and Chet. Started Rec room and called Bingo
Blackwell, JohnEm1 Retired as E71970 – 1973E Division stream.Just look ing for old ship ,mates
Doverspike, RogerSK21970 – 1972SupplyOn Maiden Westpac; worked in office as the ship's accountant. Knew John Wallace, Mike Prato.
Kokan, Mike,coconutPc31970 – 1971Post officePlank owner. First postal clerk. What a change from the enterprise to Kansas City. Should have stayed in. Oh well, good memories.
Gallagher, JosephE31970 – Feb 10, 19722ndPlank Holder Retired
Philipp, TerryRM31970 – 1971OCPlank Owner. On KANSAS CITY AOR3 first WestPac 1971.
Shultz, Lorensk3Jan 1970 – Jan 21, 1972storekeeperretired 2012 in florida was plankowner had a lot of good times with all you guys . hope your holding up to your health in these days
Hill, FredYN1Jan 5, 1970 – Jan 10, 1972XWould like to hear from any shipmates / plank owners.
Gardzinski, Stanley "Ski" profile iconsk/snFeb 1, 1970 – Apr 1, 1972s-1was in precom, osi team, worked under SK1 Watts, in 72 signed up for Nam, spent 1 year in Da Nang with the Army turning bases over. Transfered from there went home 30 days and the right back ove there on the USS Higbee
Egert, GegertSK2Feb 13, 1970 – Oct 10, 1973S1 supply
Nysse, RogerSFFeb 18, 1970 – Dec 17, 1971ShipfitterPlank owner Was part of pre commissioning crew. Would like to hear from some of the shipfitter crew. I was on the ship with my cousin Larry Nysse (Boilerman). I am retired and live in Plymouth, WI
Forrest, JohnSK3Feb 22, 1970 – Dec 1, 1971S1Plankowner , neucleus crew through 1st westpac cruise.Saw the world.Became a man.Great crew , many friends.Egert , where are you ?
Mahan, KennethMM2Mar 2, 1970 – Aug 2, 1973engine roomplankowner
Edwards, BillSEAMANMar 12, 1970 – Dec 1, 1971S-2I,m a plank owner, from the balance crew. went to westpac once with the ship.had a great cruise, with the best crew.Got to see the World
Prescott, JamesHM1Mar 15, 1970 – Jan 29, 1971MedicalAs a member of the pre-com crew in Quincy MA and Boston, KC it was a unique experience during my career. Given an opportunity, assembling an functional organism from scratch is an extremely interesting task.
Hutton, BillETN2Apr 1970 – Sep 1972OIplank owner first two wespac's but that was only 35 years ago. Looking for other ET's from the early days
Stith, FredBM 1Apr 1970 – Jun 1971FirstOn board Boston to Long Beach. Also had tours on Wabash and Roanoke. Retired as LCDR in 1992.
Tooker, RussCS 3Apr 8, 1970 – Mar 3, 1973S-2Plankowner, spent 3 months with "balance crew" for training in Charleston, S.C. Went through Panama Canal on way to Long Beach. 2 WesPac's as ship's baker. Still have cruise books & many photos. Great Ship!
Spedding, GaryHT3Apr 9, 1970 – Oct 10, 1973R - 1Plankowner. Had a lot of memories from our 3 wes-pac tours. Would like to hear from my shipmates. I retired from the Navy in 2001 in Guam. Good to hear about Sloan and Dudley. Would like to her from Lee. Am now in Tampa.
Dubreuil, BobBM3May 1970 – Dec 1971FirstPlankowner.Served off coast of Vietnam. I ran a re-fueling and a re- arming rig. Made a lot of friends, some I still keep in touch with. The military was a good experiance for me.Although during the Vietnam war it was tough being in the military.
Napoletano, WayneSNMay 1970 – Sep 1971DECK
Troiano, BobCS3May 1, 1970 – May 1, 1972S-2Plankowner with one West-Pac cruise. I'm still in touch with a few former crew members. Great ship, crew and memories. Many good sea stories can be told. Living in North Idaho, and work as a biologist for the US Department of the Interior
Willoughby, TimFIRE CONTROL TECH. 2ND CLASSMay 1, 1970 – May 29, 1973
Miller, WilliamMM3Jun 1970 – Apr 1973MNucleus crew pre commisioning, commisioning. 2 WESPAC tours Engine room. good ship good crews
Snasel, Mark LRM3Jun 1970 – Dec 1971OPSPrecommissioning Charleston, plank owner (still have the original blue crew list), missed major ship movement Aug 71 returning home (drunk-stuck on the wrong side of the gates with Randy Hotard on the last night before mayoral elections).
Bill, JemisonE-3Jun 1970 – Jan 26, 1973WeaponsPlank owner,First two WestPac cruises. Bill Boyce,Tim Obrien, send E-Mail
Hutchins, Rogere3Jun 1970 – Jan 22, 19732ndI would like to get in tuch with joe winters frank goodwin and several more old shipmates.
Cote, JamesLTJun 1970 – Jun 1972Supply
Willoughby, TimFTG2Jun 1, 1970 – May 29, 1973
Brohman, Joe "Boats"BM3Jun 1, 1970 – Aug 1, 1972DeckContact me about your status in the "Agent Orange" situation. It is very important.
Chapman, CarrollEM3Jun 6, 1970 – Feb 1, 1972EI was a plank owner. I was with the pre-commissioning crew in Charleston, SC and made one Wes-Pac before leaving the ship to be stationed in the Philippines.
Bill, JemisonE-3Jun 6, 1970 – Mar 13, 1973Weaponsplank owner
Simpson, Charlese-3Jun 6, 1970 – Jul 21, 19712nd divisionLeft USS Caliente Ao53 to go to Fleet Advance training for the first crew to board KC. Moved to Boston Fargo Building as per-diem for pre-comission.Comissioned June 6 1970.Home ported Long Beach. Re-training San Diego.
Lee, StanSF2Jun 15, 1970 – Nov 1, 1971R1Was on the balance crew at Charleston then Boston, LB, & Westpac. Would like to hear from any shipmates, especially from R1 Div. Sloan, Wade, Chief Kravitz, Lt. Rodman. Living in Midland, TX.
Robinson, JohnSNJun 16, 1970 – Dec 12, 19732NDMADE 3 WEST PAC TOURS, MISS THE P.I.
Thorson, JohnnieQM 1Jul 10, 1970 – Sep 16, 1973NXLooking for Senior Chief Minnus
Colangelo, Ralph TuckEN3Jul 10, 1970 –Aworked for mmc tupper and a great bunch of guys. came aboard in norfolk . got out march73 was a firefighter for thirty years in my home town and retired five years ago happily married and enjoying life
Van Krevelen, EdwardEMFNAug 15, 1970 – Jul 19, 1973EI was to young to fully appreciate what a great experience I had servicing on board. I would serve again in a heart beat!
Prato, MikeE4/YN3Sep 1970 – Sep 1973X DivisionI would like to find Ronald Lee Benson. I am presently living in Southern CA with my wife Nancy of 37 years, playing golf, have a married son and 2 grandkids living in Bend Or.
Dudley, JayDC 2Sep 1, 1970 – Jun 1, 1972Damage Control and P.O.L.Had a terrific time while on board. Met a lot of interesting people. I have had a great life as a Firefighter and am now retired and in Idaho.
Weber, KensnOct 10, 1970 – Jun 15, 19721stKen Weber still looking for Ray call 585-266-4389
Wallace, Johne-3Dec 23, 1970 – Jul 12, 1974supplyi was delighted to be Jack O' the Dust - Baker - & Cook
Bradfield, BradETNSNDec 28, 1970 – Jul 3, 1972OCI made the first two WESTPACs on the Kansas City in 1971 and 1972. See also my web page at

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