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USS Oklahoma City (CLG 5) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Oklahoma City (CLG 5). 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 239 crew members registered for the USS Oklahoma City (CLG 5).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1964 | 1965 – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1977 | 1978 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Valderrama, Antonio1925 –
Newberry, WaynePNSNApr 19, 1957 – May 21, 1958AdminLooking for AEWMATRON TWO/AIRBARSRON TWO
Sandin, JerryETRSN1959 – 1963OEThirteenth sailor to report aboard prior to recommissioning. Responsible for SPS-8B Radar system support and upkeep during tour on OK City
Sherman, JerryQM3Dec 30, 1959 – Jan 30, 1964NAVIGATION (N) DIVISIONI WAS THE SEVENTH SAILOR ASSIGNED TO THE OKIE BOAT, AND ON THE COMMISSIONING CREW, MY TIME ABOARD WAS THE BEST TIME OF MY LIFE, (HAD IT MADE) I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT I SERVED WITH. WOULD SURE LIKE MORE OF YOU AT OUR REUNIONS
Best, ColeyE5 MT1960 – 1964MTThis is Coley Best's daughter, he passed away on September 23, 2000. Just wanted to see if anyone knew him and could share with me what it was like being a MT and anything about him. Thanks
Triplett-johnson, Rebecca [daughter Of Okc Proud Crewmember]Father was M DivisionJan 1, 1960 – Aug 9, 1963MI look forward to hearing from everyone who served aboard OKC-Okie Boat CLG-5...especially those who served aboard the same time as my father. If you haven't already, visit http://www.ussokcity.com/ also. Smooth Seas!
Mendez, Edward RE-3Feb 3, 1960 –2nd Div.
Parton, LesRD2Aug 20, 1960 – Apr 16, 1962OIOn original re-commissioning crew. Transferred from personnel to OI division to become a radarman. Later transferred to Seventh Fleet Flag when the Providence was scheduled to take her place as flagship. A wonderful time in my life.
Miller, RoyDK3Aug 26, 1960 – Jun 10, 1962SGREAT SHIP; GREAT CREW. FIRST SHIP
Gerini, PhilipSM3Dec 28, 1960 – Jul 3, 19642nd and OSBest years of my life were spent serving on the OKCity.
Ihde, DarrellYN21961 – 1963XI drove for the Exec. Cmdr Tuttle when first went aboard on recommissioning and then went into the Captains Office (rough job!) until my discharge.
Evaldez, FranciscoTN1961 – 1964S5trying locate anyone from S5 division from 1961-1964. My time on the Okalhoma City was very memorable. I also lost a lot of my hearing because we slept below the guns.
Peterson, Pete profile iconSNJan 11, 1961 – Jan 10, 1963OILooking back, I now realize I was too immature. But, I have fond memories & in reality. . . . . Had a great time. Will attempt to attend next reunion.
Robertson, MikeCorporalSep 6, 1961 – Dec 1, 1963Security
Spinner, RobertYeoman, First ClassSep 15, 1961 – Sep 13, 1967Admin
Mapes, DennisYN3Oct 15, 1961 – Jul 15, 1963XI worked in the Captain's office for the ships secretary, LTJG Vernon Smith. Other shipmates who worked with me were Harry Fong, Jim Getskow and Chief Al Fabri
Cardenas, RubenSh-11962 – 1976S-3I live in Poway, San Diego with Takako and love to watch the Padres. BUT enjoy thinking of the great old times in Yokosuka and Yokohama. Go Navy!!
Wellington, James/duke profile iconMT5Jan 15, 1962 – Jan 1, 19635thThis was one of the most enjoyable times of my life aboard this ship. Men in the missile division were some of the best men I have known.
Walker, BryantCPLFeb 1962 – Feb 1964Marine DetachmentThe ship was in dry dock in Long Beach for my entire tour of duty. We did take a few shake down cruises (fishing trips) and conducted weapons training. It was nice duty in Long Beach.
Broughton, CarlosE51963 – 1964Radar
Benton, StanleyRD2Jan 1963 – Jan 1967OI
Johnson, DaveEM2Jan 5, 1963 – Jun 13, 1966EI swapped onto the USS Providence CLG-6 in June 1966. I now live in Acworth Georgia.
Lienard, JimRM3Sep 1963 – Jun 1965RMWas Flagship during our WestPac cruise. Saw alot of sights and places.
Kleinman, NeilFTMSNSep 15, 1963 – Nov 2, 1963TalosFirst ship. Got seasick in Long Beach Harbor. Via Port Hueneme, the ship almost tipped over to the port side.
Haar, JohnAG 3 ComsevfltOct 1963 – Jun 1965StaffWE RELIEVED THE ST PAUL ,WENT TO NAF SIGONELLA SICILY TO FINISH MY TOUR OF 5 YRS. 10 MON. OH WHAT FUN!
De Carlo, VincentSEAMAN !ST.Oct 15, 1963 – Apr 1, 1966I was in the !st. Division serving aboard the OK City-CLG-5.I served as a Boatswain,helmsman,& in the Shelldeck during condition red & battle stations.I holystoned the teakwood many,many times & polished the brass turmbuckles.Happy days.
Skowronski, DanielRDSNOct 22, 1963 – Oct 1964OI
Jones, CharlesEM3Nov 26, 1963 – Aug 15, 1967EBest buddie was Tom Myers Live outside San Antonio, Texas Still talk to Tom Myers , Ken Lobaugh, Dave Johnson, Wendel Gauthrop, Vic Clabaugh
Frederick, William Fred Or FreddySNDec 1963 – Dec 15, 19632nd
Booth, RonaldMM21964 – 1967M &AGreat duty as 7th fleet flag ship
Flynn, TerryMM21964 – 1967A Division
Gilbert, James ( Bone )IC3Jan 1964 – Feb 1966E DivisionDuty on board the Okie boat was great duty for the most part. Having the commander of the seventh fleet on board meant that we got to see many out of the way ports. I would like to connect with men especially E division.
Diez, RogerRM2Mar 15, 1964 – Mar 4, 1966CRJoined the ship in Long Beach just before Westpac deployment to take 7th Fleet flag. Detached for Crypto school during transit, rejoined in Yokosuka. Was aboard when Maddox/Turner Joy attacked in Tonkin Gulf. Spent most of cruise off Vietnam after.
Zachary, Jim (Zach)GMM3Apr 1964 – Jan 28, 1967TI loved this ship and all of my shipmates. I wish that I had stayed in tough with them over the years. We spent alot of time at sea but also visited many places. We fired over 10,000 rounds of fire support during our time off of Vietnam
Zachary, Jim (Zach)PO3/E4Apr 1964 – Jan 27, 1967T
Sales, Lester (Tom)SEAMANApr 1, 1964 – Apr 1, 19661st & 3rdAssigned to the ship in Long Beach at 17yrs of age. I had never heard of Viet-Nam before boarding! Flew back to the States a couple of years later with my friend Vincent DeCarlo.
Isenberg, Jim (Nickname "Ike")RM2Apr 15, 1964 – Jun 1, 1965CRI transferred to the Oklahoma City in Long Beach just prior to going westpac to relieve the Providence. Spent most of time off Vietnam Coast, had Com7thFlt on board. I ran the Teletype Repair Shop. I transferred to the OK City from the USS Lofberg.
Amerine, RonaldFTG3Apr 24, 1964 – Mar 13, 1967FGtransferred to USS Twining DDR 540 13 March 1967 and left USN 27 May 1967. Had spent the entire 30 month cruise OkCity CLG5 (fireball) from Long Beach 1964 to San Francisco 1967.Then was a long haul trucker until 2011
Miller, John MillerJun 1964 – Jun 1, 1967HI was the dental tech. It took me a lot of years to realize what a special time that was. Good ole Subic Bay! I'm looking for James E. Pepper or Mike and Turner Martin.
Colson, Dr. BobFN E3Jun 1964 – Jul 10, 1966BHave some great memories of friends and times aboard the Cherokee Strip.
Windle, Don (RM2Jun 1964 – Jun 1966CRI loved this ship! I was actually part of the C7F staff, but we all worked together in radio. The ship was home ported in Yokosuka, Japan, and I spent my entire tour in WestPac.
Whitfield, DeanRM2Jul 1964 – Nov 1966Flag RadioArrived ok Okie City a few days before Tonkin Gulf incident that started Vietnam war. I learned a lot from the Navy and the great guys I served with. Thank You!
Grant, DouglasBoatswain's Mate Second ClassOct 11, 1964 – Aug 5, 1968USS Oklahoma City CLG5 3rd. DivisionServed proudly aoard The OK City 1964-68, 3rd Div. Best buddies, Damon, Dewitt, Tuttle, Riley, Joslin, Hudson, Elliot,Gibson, Hackler, Militello. Returned to Canada.Retired Police Officer. Like to hear from anyone.

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