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USS Orleck (DD 886) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Orleck (DD 886). 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 64 crew members registered for the USS Orleck (DD 886).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1973 | 1974 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Loder, Williamgmt3Nov 25, 1945 – May 15, 1982weapons
Goolsby, ChuckET-3Apr 3, 1952 – Aug 7, 1955SHIP'S HOME PORT WAS SAN DIEGO. I WAS IN DURING THE KOREAN WAR AND WE CRUISED TO JAPAN,KOREA,TIAWAN, PHILLIPINES, HONG KONG, GUAM, MIDWAY ISLAND AND HAWAII
Klein,jr., (Ernest) GordonElectricians Mate 3rd classMay 1952 – Jul 1953ElectricianThe Korean "police action" and service duty aboard the USS Orleck, DD886, was a truly great experience that I feel fortunate to have been a member with many great ship-mates ... My greetings to all survivors! ... Gordon
Eastin, JamesCS2Sep 1952 – Dec 1955
Hilbish, JerryRM2 P1Feb 1956 – Feb 1959COMMUNICATIONSI made a lot of friends while on the ship and I have not had any contact with any of them since leaving the service. We were part of the test in the Marshal islands. I was a young lad and grew up a lot in the service.
Alves Sr, JerrySOG3Apr 1957 – Mar 12, 1960SonarI think it might be time to connect w/ old buddies
Benavente, Cristobal SN (E-3)Jun 2, 1957 – Feb 9, 1962SRMany great memories. Still very proud to have served aboard a great ship along with a great crew!
Cole, Phil Cole Rmc(Ss) RetiredRMSep 1958 – Apr 1959CommunicationsRMC(SS) Retired 20 years USS Orleck USS Gudgeon USS Sworfish USS Stonewall Jackson USS Grayback USS Pollack and various shore duties
Donnell, EdwardCS1 (E-6)Mar 28, 1961 – May 21, 1962commandant, ninth naval district, great lakes, illnoisMy father Edward J. Donnell was on this ship before I was born but I do know that he was proud to be apart of the Navy (USA) and I think he wasnt on the Orleck long but he did tell me about it. Since then my father passed away on 02/09/07.
Ueckert, HaroldRD-3May 1961 – Nov 1962OI
Hamlett, John ("Hams")RM2Apr 1963 – Mar 19, 1966OCJoined the ship while she was in FRAM II in Long Beach. Stayed aboard through most of WestPAC cruise.
Greenamyer, CharlesFNJan 1, 1964 – Sep 9, 1966Engine Room
Walkup, KinBT2Mar 1964 – Feb 1968BWas Fireman at forward boiler room. Made BT2 at time of discharge. Went back to Arizona, now living in Northern California .Happily married. Bewteen us we have 6 children and 10 grandchildren so far.
Emerson, DavidLTjgSep 23, 1964 – May 29, 1966OI
Carey, Jim (Chubs)QM31965 – 1967
Romilly, PaulIC3Mar 1965 – Feb 1967RMy introduction to Shipboard life and a lot of time off the coast of Vietnam. Orleck had more fire missions than any other Destroyer during the Vietnam War. Lots of Port calls with some great memories.
Abruzzese, Pasquale "abbey"SK2Apr 2, 1965 – Mar 14, 1967Supply
Patten, JohnSK-3Aug 1965 – Aug 1968SupplyYa'll should go see her, she's in Orange Tx.
McGrath, Mike (Dog)E-4Oct 1965 – Jan 1969
Baxley, Lindy profile iconBt-3Oct 1965 – 1968B
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Calvin, Gary 'Cal'STG3/2Feb 1966 – Apr 1967WA (ASW)My first ship out of A and C schools. I went to USS SOMERS precommissiong crew in 67. ST1 in 68 and STC in 71. Graduated college (Oregon St.) in 76. Analyst and programmer for state government,
Bortels, RichardSH 2Jun 1, 1966 – Apr 6, 1970SupplyServed my entire tour on Orleck. Enjoyed almost every minute on her. Glad to see her still alive.
Hannah, GeraldCS-2Jul 1966 – Oct 1969SupplyOrleck was my first and best ship, I grew up on her as did a lot of young men just out of High School. She took me to places that I would have never seen if I had not joined the Navy. Spent three and a half years in Vietnam and she kept me safe. I wa
Hannah, GeraldCS-2Jul 1966 – Oct 1969SupplyGrew up on this ship. She took me to War and brought me home safe.
Petefish, GeneST1Dec 1966 – May 28, 1970WA
Fenning, ChucksnAug 1967 – Aug 1969oeI was in the ET gang as a striker and had an experience that lasts a life time I would love to see the ship again
Nelson, James "Jim" "nelly"MM3 Aft Engine RoomDec 24, 1967 – Jan 3, 1970EngineeringI was really happy when I got my orders, after A school, my class was all together and one of my classmates said why are you so happy. I said I got a "Tin Can" he said we all got "Tin Cans". Great ship and Crew
Moats, JerryE4Apr 1968 – Jul 19691stFirst ship, a lot of old timers. Got a 2 Year WestPac and the transfers began. Still remember Ltjg Lawler of Texas amd Lt Bailey. Both were good to enlisted sailors.
Holter, H. JerrysksnOct 1968 – Jun 1971engineering
Miller, Brian profile iconMm31969 – 1971M
Niebauer, MichaelRDSA-RD3Sep 1969 – Feb 1971OI
Edwards, RichardSM3Mar 1970 – Apr 1973OCHad several great West-Pac cruises, became a shellback on our trip to Australia in '71. We really saw some great ports.
Haukoos, GeneHM3May 1970 – Jun 1972Medical Served as HN the made HM3 re-enlisted for the first time.
Erickson, AlBT 3Aug 17, 1970 – Oct 1, 1973BWould like to hear from any former shipmates and swap sea stories.
Norton, SteveIC 2Dec 2, 1970 – May 1, 1971E
Jewell, JohnBM2Jan 15, 1971 – Jul 14, 1973Deck ForceI live in Lake Charles Louisiana they have just moved the Orleck to my home town to referbish and use as a museum. I was very shocked to see my old ship in the Lake in my home town.
Cokl, Joemm3Jun 1971 – 1972engineeringI worked in main engineering as a machinest mate 3rd class. I made one west-pac cruise and became a shell back during this cruise. Had lots of fun and saw a lot of the world with my shipmates. would like to see some of t
Udry, RichardRadarman1972 – 1973Operations IntelligenceMy 1st Ship and she was the best. Long live the Grey Ghost. She took good care of us all.
Vought, Daniel profile iconLTjgApr 1972 – Sep 1974Engineering
Vanderhoff, James (Van)SKC1973 – May 1974Supply
Hric, JohnE-3Mar 1, 1973 – Sep 24, 1974Deck

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