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USS Oldendorf (DD 972) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Oldendorf (DD 972). 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 622 crew members registered for the USS Oldendorf (DD 972).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – 1997 | 1998 – 1999 | 2000 – 2001 | 2002 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Feldhouse, Thaddeus (Thad)E2 Firemans Apprentice1985 – 1985Machinery Repair/ HT HutHad a great time on the cadillac of the fleet. Japan,Hong Kong, Phillipeans. Left crew before Korea
Barber, Timothy (Satch)CTR31985 – 1986OSServed twice tad loved the experience
Damian, PaulBM2 (Ret BMC)Jan 1985 – Sep 1988DeckOly was my first ship and quite frankly sold the Navy to me. great ship, crew and liberty, especially hanging out with Chilly Gil (Manuel Gilbert). Saw the Oly in San Dog when she decommissioned.
Anderson, MichaelISC(SW)Jan 1, 1985 – Dec 15, 1986OB DivisionWhat a great ship and experience. A lot of good times and interesting operations. Drop me a line if you would like.
Forrest, JohnSTG 2Feb 15, 1985 – Jan 7, 1988Weapons
Phillips, SteveOS2Mar 1985 – Mar 1988OIStationed on OLY in Yokosuka. Man, we went everywhere! These were some of the best years of my life....Married Toni from NFCU in Yoko...recognize her?
Draper, EdRM1(SW)Mar 1985 – Feb 1989OC01The sailors on Team Oly where a bunch of steaming dogs! 1st ship to visit China in 40 yrs! Wouldn't trade those 4 years for anything.
Haney, EdOS-1Mar 1985 – Mar 1987OIGreat ship, great crew, great tour
Brice, John (Jb!!!!!)BM2Apr 1985 – Apr 1987the oly the oly remember CLUB A RULED AND DOMINATED 1985-1987,NO ONE COULD MESS WITH US HELLO TO EVERYONE BM2 MCCONNELL MOCKING BMC WELSH,CHICO RODRIGUEZ ,UNCLE BUD TM1 JURRISH THESE TIMES WERE THE BEST I STILL TALK ABOUT TODAY EMAIL ME
Hembree, CourtPN3Apr 1, 1985 – Sep 1, 1987Nav/AdminPN3, memories abound from my time onboard. PNC Silva (Paul, email me). John Fahey, email me I've access to a long haul rig (lol). Reuben Navarro email me boy. P.I., Australia Hong Kong, and China! I've fond memories of Home Port Yokosuka too!
Peterson, Russ (Pete)EWSN FOREVER...Apr 5, 1985 – May 15, 1987CT/EWUPDATE - DEDICATION TO ALL WHO SERVED ON THE 972 - IN "VIEW PHOTO" VETS DAY 11 NOV 08 Best times of my life, Best wishes to ALL my Brothers in Arms. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002035524651&sk=wall
Balidio, Simplicio (Sam)SK2May 1, 1985 – May 1, 1987S-1My first ship in Yokosuka, Japan. Had a great time while serving her.Then my next ship was USS Bunker Hill prior to my retirement. Would like to hear from my shipmates from my previous ships or shore command in Yokosuka.
Cunningham, Mark / Hambone3-4Jun 1985 – Dec 1987Hull tec...
Smith, DerekGSM2Jun 25, 1985 – Apr 1, 1990M DIVISIONWHATS UP GUYS JUST UPDATING NEW EMAIL ADDRESS IS DSMITTY1153@AOL.COM
Smith, Derek"Smitty" SmithGSMJul 17, 1985 – Mar 25, 1990M DIVISION EM01TEAM OLY WOW WE HAD SOME GOOD TIMES ....I WILL NEVER FORGET THE SHIP OR THOSE I SERVED WITH...FEEL FREE TO GET IN TOUCH WOULD BE GREAT TO HERE FROM U GUYS.....HAVE ONE ON ME
Carter, Zina (Rob)CTTCAug 1985 – Oct 1988OBThis was the best ship I served on, we were the winners of the Honshu 500; visited Australia, China, Phil, Korea, Thailand, Teoman, and Mombasa. Oly sailors were the finest ship mates I have served with, I salute you all. Drop me a line
Witherow, MikeEN2Aug 1, 1985 – Oct 1, 1990A-gangGreat Boat, Great Crew, Great CO and we did steam both underway and inport. Best boat in my 22 years in. ENCS (RET)
Miller, MikeSTG3Sep 1985 – Sep 1987coHated Japan and all the other ports.Loved Australia.We were supposed to Stay in Australia for a month.We stayed 7 days and then off to China.Hated it most of all.7 good days out of 2 years.2 years of my life wasted.
Rustico, BillLTOct 1985 – Mar 1988C and RServed as Fire Control and then DCA. Loved every bit of it. Only ship I ever served on. From what I read, I was very lucky. I think about OLY all the time. Please drop me a line. I would especially like to hear from Don Wickens.
Gardiner, JeffTM3Nov 10, 1985 – Jan 5, 1989COMBATGreat times , many memories on OLY. Would love to hear from old friends GMM2 Beiring, GMG2 Roda, GMG1 Strickland
Tucker, KevinGSE2Dec 1985 – Dec 1988M
Hornsby, Tim CockSK21986 – 1989S-1So many memories on the oly and so many friends made will never forget any of it. hey fossil remember me? how about you chico...find your booty ?yet?
Bunnell, Mark "Bunny"CTT21986 – 1989OPS/OUTBOARDI became a Man on that ship. As well as a drunk, a whore hound'r and a PO2 and loved every minute of it! 14Droad
Smith, RandyEN2(SW)1986 – 1988auxsaw DD 964 today in port hueneme ca.8/11/2007.brought back good memories of when i seved on the oldendorf.
Strickland, DavidE5/CTA21986 – 1989OB DivisionWill never forget; Chief CTTC(SW) Zina Carter, CTT2 Mark Bunnell; CTMC(SW) James Bishop; CTO1 Kim Layton; CTO2 Michael Krakowiak, CTR1(SW) Walter Napier and those whose names I can't remember.
Muckerman, ErikBM21986 – 1989First and Finest DivisionMiss "Team Oly" Give me a call. (314) 393-0104.
Krow, JosephSH3Jan 1, 1986 – Jan 1, 1988Supply
Williams, MelFC2Jan 4, 1986 – Apr 3, 1988CGHad many good memories in my time on the Oly. Feel free to drop me a line. williams@zrgmail.com
Nelsen, Ricken3Jan 15, 1986 – Jan 10, 1990aux
Babb, VincentPN3Jan 16, 1986 – Nov 29, 1987Admin/XOHad some wonderful times on OLY. Would like to get in contact with any of my old buddies pls email me. I am still living here in Japan.
Blaise, Marty , Reflash,Ht 3Feb 1986 – Feb 1988R
Meyer, JamesBM2Feb 15, 1986 – Feb 15, 19991STWhat a great time TEAM OLY! Great times good friends and many many great memories with all of you guys! 111 days at sea - anyone remember ? QM2 Dana whats happening! And what about the fire in the officers passageway HOT BOOTS !!!
Patterson, NormanIS1Mar 1986 – Nov 1986OPS/OUTBOARDMy first ship, good crew, I learned so much in such a short time.
Mendiola, Rudy P.DS2(SW)Mar 1986 – Mar 1988CSEHad an awesome time haing with Joey Benson, Ken Treadwell, Jeff Foster, Paul Damian, Scott Lucey to name a few. Zina Carter - you are one crazy SOB in PI after shellback initiation!
Peterson, KenYN2Mar 1986 – Feb 1989Nav/AdminLike many of you, this was my first command and likely my most memorable. So many cool people, ports, and memories. I would love to hear from anyone that knew me. PNC Silva...my mentor...you out there?
Bauman, FrankRM1Apr 1986 – Jul 31, 1986OC
Rodriguez, ChicoApr 5, 1986 – Sep 5, 1989s-3
Rodriguez, Richard "Chico"SH1Apr 12, 1986 – May 20, 1989s3 supplyreally a good ship I worked my butt off on that ship just like all others before and after me and I enjoyed every minute. Got my first tatoo while on deployment and it took a BM to talk me into it. I'll always remember BM2 Lucey.
Kusie, DaveEN2Jun 1986 – Jun 1988a-gangi was sad to see my first ship in mothballs on the tv show mail call, what did you guys do to her after i left? i'll never forget team oly
Ferrin, RickOSCJun 1986 – Jul 1988OIStationed onboard OLY; homeported in Yokosuka, JA. We did a lot of steaming; Created the Honsku 500. The best tour of my Navy Career. Made CWO and had to leave, but I will always remember Team OLY.
Poythress, StevenFC2Jun 15, 1986 – May 26, 1989Combat systems Chasing those Russians all around the North China sea was a blast!...I miss those days. Getting to visit Thailand, Phillipines, Signapore, Korea, Hong Kong, Kenya was awesome!...30+knots...ROFL..we all know the "real" truth to that!
Mitchell, Logan , Sr.EW2Aug 1986 – Nov 1989OW01
McDonald, DanPC3Aug 1, 1986 – Jun 1, 1988NAV/ADMINHad a lot of good time and made a lot of good friends. Anyone remembers, Drop me a note. PC
Beiring, ChrisGMM2Aug 1, 1986 – Mar 5, 1989COThe OLY and the Navy was great back in the Cold War / Reagan days. I thought the Shellback ceremonies were great. Party at PI.
Bartels, Eric profile iconE-4 HT 3Aug 10, 1986 – Mar 9, 1988REPAIR1986 WOG QUEEN !!! I'M SO PROUD, IT HAS REALLY INHANCED MY CARRER . SURF'S UP !!!
Ferri, MarkRM3Aug 18, 1986 – Sep 12, 1988OCI came of age onboard Oly, have many, many fond memories. Japan was great, so was Sydney, the PI, et, Pattaya, Mombasa, and all the great ports we hit!!
Lavine, MarkOS3Sep 1986 – Sep 1988OPSCan't help but remember all the good times. Team Oly!
Johnson, Curtisos2Sep 1986 – Jun 1989opshi there any one remember me i had a great time on that ship and met alot of great friends on there im tryin to reconnect with some of yall reach me at blackcar2fly@yahoo.com
Krakowiak, MichaelCTO2Oct 1986 – Sep 27, 1988Operations/OutboardWas onboard while homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. We were 1st US military to visit China in 37 years.
Saldana, DonaldPN1Oct 12, 1986 – Sep 19, 1989ADMINMISS U GUYS, WE WERE THE BEST DURING THE 1986-1989 TIMEFRAME, SAW THE BEST PORTS AND WERE THE BEST SHELLBACKS IN THE NAV.....
Valle, RonaldE3Oct 29, 1986 – Aug 21, 1987deckIt was a eye opening experience. First time away from home and out of the country. Enjoyed my time in Yokosuka, Japan and to my big brother , Donald Saldana , thanks for looking out for me, especially in Korea in Pusan.
Young, CharlesQM2Dec 1986 – Dec 1989NavigationHey guys I was depressed that team oly was used for target practice. I am still in the navy working as medical provider Camp Arifjan Kuwait. Please drop a line if you get the chance.

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