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USS Orion (AS 18) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Orion (AS 18). 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 1096 crew members registered for the USS Orion (AS 18).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1952 | 1953 – 1960 | 1961 – 1963 | 1964 – 1966 | 1967 – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 – 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Smith, WilliamTM 21986 – 1988W -1You just had to love LaMadd.
Nemnich, GaryMM (E-3)1986 – 1987
Eddins, MikeTMCSW1986 – 1989W1Had some good and bad times on this ship. Was there when Capt. Parchin was CO. Man what a trip. But overall it was a good tour.
Stokes, TimIM31986 – 1988R2 MIRCSSHOULD HAVE STAYED IN. STILL DOING THE SAME JOB HAS ANYONE HEARD FROM CHIEFS LICH OR MAGOWAN
Leuck, LuckyEN21986 – 1989edown in the fwd engine room
Damiano, DominicMM31986 – 1989Radcon maintenance
Krist, Michaele31986 – 1988r9
Kerns, JonTM31986 – 1987W-3Serving on Orion with Lewis Bellinger, Tim Brady, Joe Kaiser was one of the great highlights in my life. I learned Italian while I was there and loved every minute of being in La Maddalena. Thank you Ensign Fridley for your patience.
Lafave, GeorgeEN31986 – 1988A- GANG BOAT SHOPI guess we drank a few beers hey. still have my hat from texas jacks palma spain.
Boober, GregHTFN1986 – 1988R-1
Brandfast, TerryE-41986 – 1987Crane CrewHad a blast, Italy was the most memorable place I've even been. Met some great people and hopefully I can go back with my family some day.
Lynch, MikeMm31986 – 1989R9
Crichton, DougHT21986 – 1987RepairLookin for some old friend s to get re-aquainted with.
Dejong, Duane (Dj)BM31986 – 1988Crane CrewThose days were not so much fun, but looking back, sometime you want them back.
Gorsuch, GreggEN31986 – 1988EForward engine room, knew it like the back of my hand.
Robinson, Patrickmr3Jan 1986 – Apr 1988r-2 / r-5just looking for old friends
Manko, ChrisSK2Jan 17, 1986 – Jan 17, 1988s-7/ s-6Wow its like its just yesterday since I was on this ship! A big shout out to , David Edmunon, Bart Kimber, Stacey Taylor,John Coyne,Jim Webster,and Don Knerr, and all of the other guys I served with! Lets hit Palma!!!
Hooks, ThomasMMFNFeb 1986 – 1987A
Turner, RobE4Feb 1, 1986 –S-1
Arena, RonJO3Mar 1986 – May 1988SEB La MaddalenaI wasn't on the ship's crew, but I was a radio dj and broadcasters for the local AFRTS affiliate, SEB La Maddalena. Made a lot of good friends from Orion, and was "Rappin Ron" b/c i was the only dj who would play rap.
Peralta, ElvingBT3Mar 5, 1986 – Apr 22, 1988engineeringServed in this command with a great group of comrades, Jose Sanchez, Eligio Lopez, Norman Correa, BT Duffy and many others. Aside from serving on a fine ship it was a great location as well. Many fond memories....
Jones, GeorgeDT1Mar 10, 1986 – Mar 10, 1988Dental DeptRetired USN1992. Retired Post Office 2014 live in San Diego California email: george2052@ymail.com
Eckel, KellyE4Mar 15, 1986 – Sep 15, 1988r-1 pipe shopstill kicking. sure had alot of good parties!
Desmond, RichardHTApr 20, 1986 – Jun 1, 1988R-1 56AAny one know where HT1 James Copeland is ? I would like to find him. Thanks
McDowell, KeithQMApr 26, 1986 – Apr 1, 1988OPS/NAVMet my wife here. Some close calls Nav wise...wind you can't believe...then wait,what?...the stern cracked like an egg shell...remember?
Baillargeon, GailEN2/DVMay 1986 – May 1988Locker
Lopez, EligioE-3/FiremanMay 6, 1986 – Jun 6, 1988fire roomI remember partying and drinking with my boys. Chris Rooney ,Tony Douglas,Rafael Peralta and.William Hall.Playing flag football and softball
Longnecker, JerryHT3May 7, 1986 – Oct 5, 1988R1 Ship Fitters ShopWe worked hard and played hard. I had some great times in Italy. I'm still in touch with Couteret and Bloedorn. Looking for Dave Watt
Allen, CalvinE3 BMMay 15, 1986 – May 18, 1988Subron 22The command the community was a wo nderful life
Semaan, JohnSK3May 25, 1986 – Jun 8, 1988S-7Give me a shout, would like to hear from any one that was on board at the same time.
Ripplinger, KirkMM3Jun 1986 – Sep 1989R-9Had a great time on that old ship. Miss the friendships. R-9 always had a great group of guys.
Schlicher, ToddMM3Jun 1986 – Jun 1988R-9Had some great times on the rock. Made some great friends. Some of the best times with the R-9 flag football champs 2 years in a row with Matt Rice and Brian Dralle.
Newland, TroyBMSNJun 1, 1986 –Deck Division 2 Crane crew
Strock, AdamEM2Jul 1986 – Feb 1989R3Lost all my contact addresses/numbers upon discharge. Wonder how others are doing, esp Isaac Jones and Sam Hamilton. I became a language specialist thanks to my tour there - had to leave the Navy to become one, though.
Graham, Darrell (Sea Gypsy)EN1Jul 1986 – Jun 1988M-Div = (Fwd/Aft Main Engrms)Ohhh those were the years, Cruising through the Med with great Ports of Call; and living in "Club Med" to boot. Good times and some rough ones too. I hope everyone’s doing great. Grambo
Colon, CarlosRM-3Jul 3, 1986 – Aug 23, 1988Communication DeptLoved , hello to all mi friends , Preston , Bobea,Beaver,Giraud,
Edward E. Friloux, Jr., EdRM3Jul 5, 1986 – Jun 30, 1988Communication
Friloux,jr., Edward "Beaver"RM3Jul 5, 1986 – Jul 1988Communication
Marshall, TomPC1Jul 10, 1986 – Jul 10, 1988AdminMail Call Loved La Mad and Santa Rafael beach.
Di Saia, JohnHTFNAug 6, 1986 – Dec 4, 1988R-3
Di Saia, JohnHTFNAug 8, 1986 – Jan 8, 1988R-3 Hey Shane Morris thanks for hooking me up with locals. we partied with the locals alot. Remember Aldo, Massimo his father owned a liquior store , Antonello, and my favoriote Dayda.I have spoken to a few crew members. Keep in touch
Dittman, MatthewMS2Aug 15, 1986 – Jun 15, 1988supplymy time aboard as 18 was one of the best times of my life.Beautiful sights, good people, and lots of friends. Much time spent at The Rock.
Roberto, TomAug 20, 1986 – Dec 8, 1987R-3HEY JONNY BOY ,SHANE THOSE DAYS WERE THE BOMB!
Palardy, RobertDC3Sep 1986 – Jul 1988Damage ControlItaly was a blast learned italian, Thanks to Marco in town an univ of maryland, Old ship but learned alot, hated underway watches in engine room to damn hot
Axline, ScottHT2Sep 1986 – Jun 1989DC Top ShopHard work and good times. Will always remember those years with fond memories.
Palardy, RobertDC3Sep 1986 – Jul 1988DC DivisionJust trying to find HT or DC guys stationed from 1986-1988 email me at redi4fun68@yahoo.com. The orion was my first ship learned alot and made some good friends, like to keep in touch
Lyons, PaulTMC(SS)Sep 1986 – Oct 1989Weapons W-1, W-6
Sherman, Esleytm3Sep 1, 1986 – Nov 24, 1988w6had a great time
Mansfield, JeffMM3Sep 9, 1986 – Sep 10, 1989A
Lyman, LeeET2Sep 27, 1986 – Mar 5, 1991R-4MISS ALL MY OLD BUDDIES FROM R-4.WHAT A PARTY I LOVE THE NAVY! REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES AT PICCOLO SLAMS AND THE BIG CLUB!LOVED RIDING THE TIRENIA FROM LA MADD TO PALAU.IM THE GUY THAT HAD THAT PIZZARIA WHEN I GOT OUT ON VIA DE MILLE ON.
Anderson, DrewEN2Oct 1986 – Oct 1988R9Had a great time in R-9 Supply with Hollywood and Burbank. Shout out to all the guys in R-9
Losey, DonMM1Oct 1986 – Oct 1988R-9 LPO, WCS Hydraulic shop
Hawke, JohnTMSNOct 1986 – Jun 28, 1988WeaponsWish I was still there I miss the good times there
Gray, The SpaniardE3Oct 21, 1986 – Oct 28, 1988R-6Fun days in Italy
Hutchinson, Erik / HutchNov 1986 – Aug 1988S-1Worked in Storerooms 8,9, 10 & 18, 19, 20.
Hankins, GlennMSSNNov 1, 1986 – Mar 1990S-2I CARRY GREAT MEMORYS OF THE SHIP AND CREW WE LIVED ELBOW TO ELBOW AND RAN WILD YOUNG MEN WHO KNEW NO FEAR LAST I HEARD SHE WAS MOTHBALLED IN THE RESERVE FLEET SAD END TO A GREAT SHIP
Chestnut, TimE-3Nov 18, 1986 – Apr 7, 1988PumpsBest of luck fellows from "Nutty"
Colegrove, ToddDC3Dec 1986 – Dec 1988Alot of crazy times in LaMadd, Rob Palardy get in touch with me would be nice to catch up as well as anyone else who served during this time. Worked with the Hull Tech's.
Larson, JohnEM3Dec 1986 – Dec 1988R-3Had the greatest time of my life on that old ship! Memories of Palma, Spain still make me grin like a fool!
Ayers, FrankENFNDec 1986 –r-9 repair unitthe rock the lil bigclub palau rags my old dog all my old shipmates.they were the best years of my life there.
McCall, CharlessnDec 1986 – 1987deckhad a great time and made some great freinds on the Rock, Steven Clark from Philly, Mike Kirk from Chi-Town, Easy-E, PO Peel and Barber fella's hit me up this is McCall from Saginaw,MI.
Kelemen, ErikEM3Dec 7, 1986 – Mar 11, 1990R3Three of the most unforgettable years of my life.
Kelemen, ErikEM3Dec 7, 1986 – Feb 10, 1990R3 Shop 57BIt was a great 3 years. Got to see things and places that I wouldn't have had the chance to otherwise.

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