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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 618 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
Jackson, GaryOS31987 – 1988OPS
Patridge, RodneyBM21987 – 1992DECK
Boykin, FrankGSE21987 – 1989EngineeringGood friends and good times on the OLY.
Cutlip, RickQMSNJan 2, 1987 – Jan 1989NAVGreat ship! Was the Wog Queen (on Thanksgiving!). Was there when we accidently shot that Seasparrow at those A4's outside of Subic Bay,woke up at the bottom of the drydock,and shit from one end of the berthing to the other after Kenya!!!
Braun, Charles (Charlie) profile iconSTG-3/2Jan 3, 1987 – Sep 14, 1988OAIt was great to be with the best ship and crew. Loved the liberty ports.
Brown, StevenRM3Jan 21, 1987 – Jan 30, 1989OPSGrew from a kid to a man..developed some nice relationships..seen the world..
Gregg, ChrisYN2Jan 27, 1987 – Apr 28, 1989AdminGreat memories with great friends in all the ports visited.
Strange, JamesGSM2/3Mar 1987 – Dec 1989MNow I play with the big turbines.
Ranta, JeffLTMar 22, 1987 – Nov 22, 1989ASWO, GunneryIt was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Saw the world. Became a leader. Triumphed over adversity. Learned to be a man.
Bush, Gary/ ChiefETCMar 27, 1987 – Apr 28, 1989Combat Systems
Biteng, MarvinGSE2Jun 1, 1987 – Jul 1, 1989MI was the the only "starvin marvin back in Yokosuka, Japan.
Ferry, DavidRM3Jun 2, 1987 – Jun 20, 1990OPSWOW! Definately an experience. Rough and awesome at the same time. Many good friends. Wonder how the LINTYS are doing?
Davis, ThomasEN3Sep 1987 – Sep 1989OLY was my first ship,and best,I should have stay on small ships,and overseas.Got to see the 1988 Olympics in Korea.Oly was the first gas turbine propulsion ship in Yokosuka,& part of Midway battle group.Many good times,best two yrs in the Navy.
Sida-miccio, PaulDKSNSep 1, 1987 – Jul 1, 1989Supply20 years later and my time in the U.S. Navy remains the best and worst years of my life. The experiences shaped and guided my life. Michael Cox, Fernando Rivera, David Osinski, Kenneth Burke & Remy Pamintuan where r u?
Jasky, RandySTGOct 1987 – Jan 1989Deck
Makuch, RaySTG1 (SW)Dec 1, 1987 – Mar 15, 1990SonarGreat Ship, Great Crew. I only remember the Good Times, and I'm still telling the stories.
Wootton, KenDCFN-DC2Dec 13, 1987 – Jan 10, 1990RepairGood Times!!
Napier, WalterCTR1(SW)Dec 24, 1987 – Apr 26, 1991OBBest command I was ever at! The crew was family and the Skipper and XO was super!
Balog, JeffGSM1988 – 1989Main PropulsionHad to much fun floating around the Orient on the Oly. I was the only wog frog in the ships history. (anybody remember this?)
Williston, WadeYN1/YNC (RET)1988 – 1991AdminOne of the best ships I served on with one of the finest CO's. Could not have had a better crew to be with, some of which are still great friends today. Sad that she had to go the way of a Sinkex.
Grimes, MichaelET2SWJan 1, 1988 – Jan 15, 1990CEWhat an experience! Was a Wog for less than 24 hours. I first met most of my friends during the "loving" shellback ceremony heading out of Mombasa.
Young, BrianQM2Jan 1, 1988 – Jan 1, 1990NavigaionJust giving a shout out to the past. I am currenlty with a fleet surgical team, and deployed on a LHA in the Persian Gulf again. Just driving down memroy lane would have to say Oly was the best time of my life. Get back with me if you can
Harris, KevinOS2swJan 2, 1988 – Dec 14, 1991OI
Macdonald, CraigSTG3Mar 1988 – Mar 1990CAHad too much fun in too many ports to remember. Made alot of good friends too. Great ship!
McCleskey, JohnOSCMay 1988 – Oct 1990OIBest ship I ever served on and one of the best tours I had
Scanlon, DanHT1May 1, 1988 – Jul 25, 1991repairI will miss the old girl, and the finest shipmates to ever sail with. I helped strip off the vls for salvage before sinking lake union drydock co seattle, wa. A very sumber time.
Corman, RickRM2May 12, 1988 – May 23, 1990CommunicationsWhat an incredalbe time/experience. Met great people. Lasting friendships. Miss Team OLY
Davis, Samuel , Jr.SNJun 2, 1988 – Jun 2, 1990OD (later OI)Best ship I ever served on. Very tight-knit crew. We had some wild times all over the West Pac.
Ernst, Nicholas (Big Red)SKSNJun 19, 1988 – Jun 19, 1992SK
McCleskey, JohnOSC(SW)Jul 1988 – Sep 1991OIMeet the ship in Subic Bay, first day at sea started Ref tra, began my tour under fire. Best ship I was ever on, wished I had stayed longer considering I went to Recruiting Duty in MN. Onbd for Deserts Shield and Storm.
Butler, Geraldsh1Jul 10, 1988 – Apr 8, 1991s=3when i got to ole we called her she was in japan it was a great duty
Johnson, KevinSTG2Aug 1988 – Nov 1990CAGreat times in WESTPAC!
Ernst, NicholasE3Sep 19, 1988 – Jun 19, 1992SKThe best times were had on the OLY!!! It was the best crew in the West Pac.
Challenger, SteveOS2Oct 1988 – Dec 1990OI
Jipping, Ken (Fco)GMMSN-GM2Oct 1988 – Jun 1992CA/CMMy first ship. It was the best ship to get my sea legs on. Worked Hard and we Played Hard!!!
Smith, Dave (Doc)HM2Nov 16, 1988 – Dec 6, 1990MEDICALWHAT A RIDE! Team OLY and the OLY burgers were the best ship and grub in westpac. For all you shellbacks out there, "Remember the Oly"
Davis,, Matthew "Sleepy"DECK SEAMAN/YEOMANNov 28, 1988 – Oct 10, 1990Definetly the best crew and ship in the Navy. I especially remember the deck homies. "Proctor, Murray, Big Moo, Daddy Wright, Chill Will, Joe Willie, just to name a few. Hornsby where R U? hit me up at sleepymgd@hotmail.com
Schultz, RandySTGDec 1988 – Apr 1991CA
Morgan, DamonGSM3/FN/3/2Dec 1988 – Jun 1991MWhat's up Team Oly. Anyone up for a Honch Crawl?!?!? Meet me at Popeye's for a Sufferin' Bastard then lets head to the 8-Ball for some fun with the jarheads. First ship, best ship I miss each and every one of you.
Gallagher, Richard BM1(SW)RET.DD 972Dec 23, 1988 – Jul 16, 1992operations
Sharpe, JamesQM1(SW/AW)Dec 25, 1988 – Jul 1, 1991NAV/ADMINTeam Oly. Scared the crap outta me on the 1st Breakaway. I have some fond memories of the Speed, Olympia Beer Bottle and Port Visits. Met some great people. 21 yrs - Certainly the best tour I had was aboard Team Oly!
Fleming, Chris (Gatorsan)SM3Dec 26, 1988 – Aug 10, 1992OCThe best ship that ever sailed! 8 years out of Dry dock and still smoked the competition! I miss Yokosuka! Nothing beat the thrill of the hunt for the IBN Kaldoon! and my first night as a watch supervisor on the signal bridge! TEAM OLY!!!!

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