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USS O'Brien (DD 975) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS O'Brien (DD 975). 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 661 crew members registered for the USS O'Brien (DD 975).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1988 | 1989 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – 1998 | 1999 – 2000 | 2001 – 2002 | 2003 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Schwemer Jr, Donald (Radar)HT2Jan 1978 – Jun 1984best time of my naval career. loved those west pacs. sad to see the old girl go.
Huss, RichardMSNApr 10, 1978 – Oct 15, 1978MessHad a great time on her. Especially sailing through the Panama Canal.
Koshiol, GeneGMT1Aug 1978 – Aug 1984CAThe best ship ever, many wonderful friends who I am still in touch with today.
Hall, BartPN3Sep 1978 – Aug 1979N
Murphy, Roy /muffENFNOct 31, 1978 – Aug 1980"A" gangWHOOAA. What a waste of a great old ship. In my mind she is still the cleanest ship in the fleet. I sure did my part on extra duty cleaning her bilges and painting the bulkheads overheads and other places I don't want to remember. What great memor
Weakland (Mcfarlane), DavidSTG1Dec 1978 – Dec 1981CA
Bjelland, Robert (Bj)SK1(DV), SKC(DV/SW), ENS,SC (LDO)Dec 11, 1978 – Apr 14, 1981SUPPLY, S-1The best of my 9 ships. Loved being Chief of the Command. Great crew, super parties in PI. Enlisted 1969 retired 2004 as O-6, in part thanks to O'BRIEN.
Franceschina, Rick/stumpyHT1979 – 1981hthello everyone
Leonard, Roy (Rick)GSE21979 – 1983MPWe spent a lot of time at sea but, it could not have been with a better crew. I hate to hear she is gone.
Hunter, TerryGSM2/GSM1Jan 1979 – Jan 1983MPHas been a lifetime ago. Many memories good and bad. Great ship and sad to see it has gone! And yes RIP Robert Brady
Reece, AlanBM3Jan 1, 1979 – Aug 28, 1982DECKWhat great memories...
Jim, KnuffEW2Feb 1979 – Aug 1979OpsWorked with another EW3 wondering if anyone remembers his name? Looking over the ships westpac cruise book, I believe it was mark satrom - anyone know of his whereabouts?
Hess, RogerSTG3Mar 1979 – Apr 1983CA
Caffey, JayGSMCApr 1979 – May 1982Main PropulsionGood times, long deployments with hard work. Good bunch of snipes working with me. Retired in '84
Wright, Albert SEMANJun 16, 1979 – Jul 22, 19811stHad lots of fun and drank lots of beer. Would not do it again.
Sargent, Matt "sarge'GSM 1Aug 14, 1979 – Aug 14, 1984Engineering SnipeSome of the best times I have had in my life were on the O'Brien. I was able to travel the world, act like a wild man, and serve with great people. I am sad to know that she is gone.
Woodman, Larry / WoodyGSM3Sep 5, 1979 – Feb 1, 1984M
Saranto, RayOS2Dec 1979 – Apr 1983OI
Cain, PaulSTGC1980 – 1982
Van Alstine, MarkET21980 – 1984CEGreat times looking back..
Landi, MichaelFTM21980 – 1984CMGreat times on a great ship...It is hard to believe so many years have past, and our O'B is at rest.
Bailey, Gregory "beetle"OS31980 – 1983OITOO BAD THEY PUT HER DOWN.GREAT SHIP AND A GREAT CREW.WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM ANY OF THE "KILLER B'S" IN "OI" DIV.THOSE 2WESTPAC'S WERE AWESOME,ESPECIALLY PATAYA BEACH AND PERTH!! I LIVE IN DENVER,CO (303)458-7510
Reinke, TonyFTG2Apr 1980 – Jul 1983FOX turned CBJust found out about our great ship, sad to see her go to Davey Jones. Came onboard first west-pac, made shellback, took second west -pac, and helped fix her up in dry dock(Seattle) before I departed her. Great memories.
Leos, Jr, WilliamFIREMANApr 1, 1980 – Apr 1, 1982EngineringI am looking to see if anyone from DD 975 still remeber the years 1980-1982 on the OBrien.
Monroe, RichardE-3Apr 3, 1980 – Jan 2, 1982deck
Brown, MikeFTM1May 1980 – Aug 1984CMTruely sorry to have missed the decommissioning. Guess we all have to go sometime. Wouldn't mind hearing from any old shipmates.
Nunley, DaveEA E-2May 1980 – Sep 1981A Gang I loved Olongapo and Pattaya too much.
Louie, ArtRM2May 1, 1980 – May 1, 1982OCJoined "OB" on first cruise in "Gonzo" Station. Swapped with RM2 Webb, reporting to Uss Sterett (CG-31).
Knaack, StevebmJun 13, 1980 – Apr 9, 19821st div.Had alot of good times and met alot of good friends.need to have a reunion of the gutter crew !
Bordeaux, BruceE4/STG3Jul 1980 – Aug 1982SonarGreat to see the OB in pics and some crew I sailed (and steamed) with..WesPac was the greatest, especially the extended stay in P.I. I left while ship in drydocks @ Lockheed...I remember many stories and can tell some of them to my son AZ2.
Cain, PaulSTGCAug 1980 – Apr 1982CA
Brinkman, DavidHT2Oct 1980 – Jul 1983R
Barber, KendalEM2Nov 1980 – Jun 1982Engineering
Crossno, DavidGSM1981 – 1985MSome of the best and worst times of my life. I did a lot of growing up on that old gal, and I think about her and the crew often
Pierro, GeraldGSM1981 – 1983MCare for a Balut with that San Miguel? R.I.P. Robert M Brady. I will NEVER forget
Pettigrew(Jd), GeoffreyFm21981 – 1983EngineeringLong live the great OB in our harts and souls.RIP Robert M.Brady,good friend,good man.Bob a day doesn't go by with out me thinking something about our good times on the OB.
Ormond, EugeneET3/ET2Jan 1981 – Nov 1984OE/CSEMy first ship was great! Met good people and enjoyed the travel. Sad to hear they sunk her in 2006.
Mouser, DavidEN3Jan 12, 1981 – Sep 3, 1985a gangI did two west pacs on her had a great time.
Sedlmeyer, StephenFTM1Feb 1981 – Jul 1983CF
Adams, SidSTG 1/DVFeb 2, 1981 – 1983SonarFirst wes-pac. great times...Left for dive school after yard period in Seatle. Ran int Powanda in Va bch...hey george send a email sidskyking@hotmail.com
Fish, RickGMG2Mar 8, 1981 – Sep 10, 1983GUNNERY
Lane, JET2Mar 24, 1981 – Mar 25, 1984ce
Fairhurst, SteveFTM2Apr 16, 1981 – Jan 10, 1985FOXWhats up f**kers? It was goooood to be young was'nt it?
Kerr, BradDS1Jun 1981 – Feb 1984Combat SystemsThanks for all the good times.
/bulger, JamesBM3Jul 1981 – Jul 19841st2 WestPacs,Great friends,good memories(if I forget all the time spent at General Quarters and fire drills).Became a Shellback, a boat coxwain, a helmsman, a helicoptor landing signalman and a fire fighter all in the same year, What a Rush.
Roskam, CraigBM3Aug 17, 1981 – Aug 16, 19831stThanks James Bulger, Joe Spellicy and David Mouser. for making my tour of duty much more enjoyable. From snow skiing to Rock and Roll.
Howard, BrianELECTRONICS TECHNICIANAug 21, 1981 – Jun 22, 1982OPSWhat a blast! I'll never forget my West Pac days or the many friends I made serving aboard her.
Casey, ThomasGSE1Sep 1981 – Dec 1985Great shipmates. Lot's of cold beers in Subic.
Spellicy, JoeBM3Sep 1981 – May 1984DeckHad a great time, saw a lot of water.
Reed, CliffFTM2Sep 1, 1981 – May 30, 1983FOX/Combat Battery One Final Salute to the Mighty WarShip O'BRIEN DD 975.. Standdown the Sea and Anchor Detail, the OB is Haze Gray and Underway.
Morris, Hubert profile iconRM2Sep 3, 1981 – Sep 3, 1985OperationsStationed at Naval Communications Station Stockton, Ca. & USS Obrien DD-975
Valverde, RomeoGMM2Sep 15, 1981 – Jan 15, 1984CMThe good times we had. The O'Brien still is under way in our minds.
Leeder, Robert/bobGSE1/GSECSep 19, 1981 – Oct 5, 1985E/MPLong,Long hours keeping the ECSS and GTG's Operating but many good times and good ship mates
Schoeller, Carle-4Nov 1981 – Feb 1985mgreat memories. sorry to know she is gone.

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