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USS Ogden (LPD 5) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Ogden (LPD 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 730 crew members registered for the USS Ogden (LPD 5).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1965 | 1966 – 1968 | 1969 – 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 – 1975 | 1976 – 1977 | 1978 – 1980 | 1981 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1994 | 1995 – 1998 | 1999 – 2001 | 2002 – 2003 | 2004 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Cumbo, Mario (Moe)E3May 1963 – Aug 1967Flight Rescue teamDid two tours of duty in Vietnam..I had a great time on a great ship.. Very proud of the of my fellow ship mate and those great Marines that we brought over to Vietnam that gave the lives. Plank owner.
Simmons, Sammy JoeE-31964 – 1966Seaman First Class - Projectionist, manned #1 gun & #1 loader, and Damage Control Team.
Kalpokas, RodgerMM21964 – Nov 1970awouldn't have traded the time spent aboard for anything. Met some of the most wonderful guys and shared some terrific memories
MacFarlane, JoeBTC1964 – 1968"B"
Bain, AlSep 1964 – Aug 1966SupplySK3 on the pre-commissioning and commissioning crew. Two trips to Viet-nam, and left as SK2. Helped set up storerooms, and helped check in all supplies.
Hitchcock, Mikesk3Dec 1964 – Jul 1967s1still keep up with some of the first crew we have a great time at the reunions
Shottenkirk, William (George)EM21965 – Jan 1968EBoot camp to A school, to the Ogden. Plankowner, and 3 yr. Ogden lifer. Claim to fame: Missed movement to Vietnam!!!
Almendarez, Roland "Al"EM21965 – Feb 1967E DivisionI am a Plankowner and depolyed to Vietnam. I would spend General Quarters in the Engine Room. Would like to get in touch with my old shipmates from E Division.
Evans, EdRD31965 – Jan 13, 1967CICPLANK OWNER NAVGATED N.Y. HARBOR. SHOT IN THE LADY MANY TIMES SAW HER ONCE. UNBELIEVEABLE CREW. THINK OF THEM OFTEN. GOOD TO SEE JIM WILLIAMON STAYED TO RETIRE. HELLO TOM VASTA. GOD BLESS THE MARINES W.T.O.V.N.
Walker, DennisSK21965 – 1966SupplyAnyone who might remember me is welcome to contact me at (wreckamender@yahoo.com) I was a part of the original crew until my discharge in October 1966.
Southwick, RonRM21965 – Sep 1966OCPlank Owner...made two trips to Vietnam and best of all, I helped build the Radio Shack...much fun and great memories
Springmeier, BillRM31965 – 1968OCLooking for Ray Brandt, Chuck Cline, Dan Baker, and Ken Harvey.
Swofford, HowardIC21965 – May 10, 1968ERetired living in Sun City, Arizona. I am a plank owner. Served with a great bunch of men,would like to be in contact with E division guys
Hinds, Douglas ( Doug )THEN LT , NOW CDR USN RETJan 1965 – May 1967I am a plankowner. I also deployed (to VietNam) on Ogden 3 times. There are parts of you that I designed.
Thompson, Nathan/nateEN2Jan 1965 – Dec 1966Preconditioning detail, Norfolk;A division on boardLast 13 months on the MAA. Part of the job was to collar the pyromaniac on our first trip to Viet Nam in 1966. Assigned to the port bow 50 caliber machine gun while we were in port in Viet Nam. A plank owner.
Beasley, ClevelandBT2Jan 1965 – Jan 1968B DivisionWent to Norfolk for the precommisioning detail. This was my first and only ship. I think sometimes about the times we had with my shipmates and friends.
Chase, Daniel / DanEM2Jan 1965 – Oct 1968EPlank Owner
Rogers, Rollin Anthony (Tony)LTJGJan 1965 – May 17, 1966CommunicationsLooking for other buddies among us plankowners. I was the Comm Officer from precondition through our first trip from San Diego to Vietnam. Just heard that Chuck Bader, plank owner Gunnery Officer, passed away recently.
Reed, MichaelRD2Feb 1965 – Sep 11, 1968OI/CICPlank Owner. Comm'd in Brklyn Nav Ship Yards, Panama Canal; Vietnam for two years running. Helo' /Small craft controller for many landings: DaNang, Chu Lai, DMZ, Hill-881. Best of times. I miss LtCmdr Peterson.
Pineda, PeteSNFeb 1965 – Jan 19672NDLOOKING FOR OTHER PLANK OWNERS. DAVE ANDERSON,WALLY HARRIS,RODGER RAYBURN,TEX MC REYNOLDS.AND ANY BODY ELSE IN 2ND DIV.HAD GREAT TIMES IN THE BIG APPLE. REMEMBER CLUB CHARLES?
Bornemann, FrederickBT-3Feb 1965 – Apr 1970BPlank owner. Helped commission the Ogden June 1965 Served five years on the Ogden making three tours to Vietnam Alot of good memories and a great crew who I won't forget Some remember me going off the catwalk into the water.Retired 83
Harris, WalterPNSNFeb 18, 1965 – Jan 1, 1967FirstPlank owner. Served as Deck Dept Yeoman. 2 cruises to Vietnam.
Harris, WalterPNSNFeb 18, 1965 – Jan 1, 1967FirstPlank owner. Brooklyn, Norfolk, Panama, SD, Hawaii, Vietnam. Deck Department. Looking for shipmates Pete Pineda, Dave Anderson, Lt. Karl Kretsmar. I live in Lake Arrowhead, CA.
Harris, WalterSNFeb 18, 1965 – Jan 1, 1967First
Judkins, GeorgeBT-3Feb 28, 1965 – Feb 2, 1967Bwas plank owner and helped put ogden in commission june 19 1965. left ship in 1967 amd went to the uss dubuque lpd-8 in pascagoula miss. anyone remember John Wishon SN? he was with the crew in Brooklyn ny, would like to contact him. please send inf
Yantz, RichardSNMar 1965 – Feb 1967"H' MedicalAm a Plank Owner & helped put the Ogden in commission in June 1965. Served in Medical Division with a great group of guys.Great experience in my life.Any other Plank owners-Lets get a reunion started,its almost 40 years.
Fregia, Donald DonMR 3Mar 1965 – 1967A
Nichols, Jimmie NicholsDC2Mar 15, 1965 – Sep 15, 1967RPlankowner, I retired in 85 and OGDEN was the best I ever served on.
Blankenship, RichardABF3Apr 1965 – Dec 9, 1967airPLANK OWNER, 3 CRUISES TO VIET NAM. SAILED THROUGH PANAMA CANAL. GREAT SHIPMATES. LOVED THOSE PORTS OF CALL IN WESTPAC.
Davis, Robert [dave}IC1Apr 1, 1965 – Jun 1, 1968e lpoplankowner 3rd veitnam tour was sad time lost many marines kia or wounded to never return read book hill fights to se what went on good ship good officers and crew was at decomm in san diego
Olson, Bernerd (Buzz)SA THRU BM3Apr 14, 1965 – Sep 16, 1968SecondHey Mates,You would'nt remember me but was a Plank owner,went to all the schools DamNeck,Va.Sailed thru Panama Canal, three tours of Viet Nam, Officers Gig coxswain,wave guide cox.Remember showing those Marines the Sea Bat at those Barbies
Williamson, JimRD2May 1965 – Aug 1967OI
Williamson, JimRD2May 15, 1965 – Aug 1967OIPlank owner. Retired from Navy in 1988 as EWCS(SW). I am currently living in Pensacola, FL. I am the secretary of the USS Ogden LPD-5 Reunion Association. Anyone wanting to contact me can at willi603@cox.net Or call ar 850-380-1031
Rayburn, RodgerMR 3-5Jun 1965 – Dec 1968A
Emborg, DickETJun 1965 – Jun 1967OEPlank Owner - Would like to hear from any other members of OE Div. that are plank owners
Martinez, JohnQMSNJun 1, 1965 – Nov 18, 1967Navigationwas part of her comissioning crew.. location..Brooklyn Naval shipyards..
Rogers Jr., William { Bill }MM3Jun 19, 1965 – Oct 27, 1967M Div.Plank Owner- Some really great memories were made on the Ogden, times I will never forget. Friends remembered-Ward,Maki,Jamison,Murray,Moffitt, Davis, Contreras, Burke,Treadway, Cheif Doenhoefer,Miller,Bracken.......
Maidl, EdRM2Aug 20, 1965 – Aug 1, 1968OCPlank owner, worked in radio shack, two trips to Viet Nam. woudl like to hear from springmeier, baker, ray brandt, cline.
Harvey, Kenneth (Rabbit)E-4 CYNSep 1965 – Aug 1969radiolooking for anyone who remembers Harvey the rabbit.
Ayers, John / JrE3Sep 9, 1965 – Aug 9, 1967APLANK OWNER
Donald, Warde3Oct 1, 1965 – Nov 1, 1967Bolson Mate
Menza, RichE3Nov 1965 – Nov 1967CSI was cook in the mess deck, what a great bunch of guys were on the ship at the time.
Efurd, RonnieMM2Dec 1965 – Jul 1968A
Reid, BobE3Dec 1965 – 19671ST DIVISION
Proffitt, DougE3Dec 1, 1965 – Nov 30, 19691stWent to the decommissioning out in San Diego this February 2007. Five of us from the first crew were there, Forsyth, Mason, Pierce, Proffitt, and White. It was a once in a life time experience. Ogden is going to be sunk in Hawaii 2008.
Proffitt, DougE-3Dec 1, 1965 – 19691st Divisionemail: podunk_48@yahoo.com, phone 515-493-9271 The Ogden was sunk July 10, 2014 in Hawaii. There is a www.ussogdenreunion.com Contact Charley Adair.

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