The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS O'Brien (DD 725). 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 28 crew members registered for the USS O'Brien (DD 725).
|Faatz, George||RM1||Sep 1950 – May 1952||Destroyer Division 132||This is in memory of my fathers service George J Faatz RIP|
|Thomas, Roy||SO1||Dec 1951 – Dec 1954||U||Boarded ship at Hunter's Point NSY in Dec. 1951 Three Westpac cruises. Detached for separation at Sasebo, Japan in Dec. 1954. Mustered out at Treasure Is. NS in Jan. 1955|
|Donnelly, Peter||FT2, December 1954||Feb 1954 – Mar 1955||Fox division||Transferred from USS Franklin Roosevelt, CVA 42 and reported to O'Brien at Mare Island Navy Yard. In March 1955, transferred to USS Tucker DDR-875 pending end of enlistment|
|Reeves, Norm||RM2||Nov 1955 – Feb 1956||comm||My first ship!|
|Parkin, Vernon||BT2||Sep 1956 – 1959||Forward fireroom|
|Suddreth, Richard||BT3||1958 –||B||I swapped aboard in Yokosuka from the USS Lewis DE-535.|
|Graves, Lawrence (Larry)||GMG2||Jul 19, 1958 – Dec 20, 1962||3rd||Dropped from FASW School started out bad on the OB. Numerous Captain's Masts, couple of Summary CM's, AWOL, 8 days in the DesBase brig. Hard to believe the same guy retired with 20+ as a GMGC.|
|Noffsinger, Alfred Ace||SFP3 CLASS||1959 – 1959||SHIPFITTER SHOP|
|Rutledge, Richard||IC3||1959 – 1963||R-DIVISION|
|Schottel, Jewel||SO 3||1959 – Sep 10, 1961||sonar division|
|Noffsinger, Alfred Ace||SFP3||May 16, 1959 – Aug 7, 1959||7 fleet|
|Payne, Lawrence (Larry)||Rm3||Jun 1959 – Nov 1960||Op|
|Officer, R Bruce||ET2||Jan 1960 – Dec 1963||OPS||Great ship & crew! CDR Turner was a top rate skipper. FRAM overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in 1961.|
|Crase, Phil||RM2||Apr 10, 1960 – May 15, 1964||0C||The OB was a great ship with a great crew, the skipper, W.H. Turner was a true gentleman and a credit to the Naval service, my time aboard the O'brien is among some of my fondest memories.|
|Erickson Jr, Darrill||mr3||Mar 1, 1961 – Jan 5, 1964||R division|
|Dunkle, Heber (Dunk)||MM2||Jun 1961 – Feb 1964||M-AER||Great ship, Great crew..can still light off the engine room in my sleep..|
|Stanley, Forrest (Ron)||RD2||Apr 1963 – Mar 1966||OPS||Great CIC crew. Best destoryer ever. Hope to hear from shipmates.Looking for jim Cougler or info on him.|
|Luckinbill, Herschel (Lucky)||MM2||Sep 8, 1964 – Dec 15, 1967||M||Served on O'Brien when hit by shore battery from North Vietnam. Looking for anyone who served on the O'Brien from 1943 till 1072. 20th reunion will be in Chicago, Sept. 15th. thru 20th, 2009. Contact me for more information.|
|Luckinbill, Herschel (Lucky)||DD 725||Sep 8, 1964 – Dec 15, 1967||M||I served as a MM in the After Engine Room. We are having our 20th. Reunion this year in Chicago on Sept. 15th thru 20th. It is always great to see fellow shipmates. I am looking for anyone that ever served on the O'Brien from 1943-1972.|
|Arens, Dennis||RM2||Nov 1964 – Mar 1966||Ops|
|Wehunt, William||E-3||May 19, 1965 – Sep 15, 1968|
|McFarland, Ron||ETR3||Apr 22, 1967 – Dec 9, 1967||Weapons||We sailed up the Columbia River to The Dalles, Oregon. I was assigned to Weapons to work with DASH weapons system.|
|Bush, Forrest||yn3||Sep 1, 1968 – Aug 30, 1972||Operations|
|Lewis, John||Ltjg||1969 – 1971||CIC; OX Division|
|Crider, David||e2||1970 –||bosinmate|
|Kelly, William||E-3 / SN||Jul 12, 1970 – Sep 24, 1971||1st Div.||First Command for an 18yr old, especially a Destroyer, I was proud to be a Sailor back on that "Old Rust Bucket". Like the saying goes 'You never forgtet your First"|
|Johnson, Alan||LT||Aug 12, 1970 – Feb 18, 1972||Operations||Was OPS officer. 7 month deployment to VN, ending with wonderful trip to Australia & New Zealand. Great crew. i was aboard until we decommissioned her on 18 FEB 72. I stayed in for 20 and retired as LCDR in 1985.|
|Heinze, Jim||RM3||1971 – 1972||Operations|
There are currently no planned reunions.