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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
Baeyens, PaulOS31982 – Jun 1986OI
Schrader, JimFC21982 – 1985CMReally cool to see some names I remember from our all expense paid tour of the world! Just happened to stumble across this when I was looking for a site to show my girls the ship I was on.
Johnson, LeonardE-31982 – 1985DECK
Taylor, GeorgeOS31982 – 1986OIMany Great memories of the OB crew
Jensen, BruceSTG31982 – 1984CA
Huggins, GeneGSM3/2/1Jan 2, 1982 – Jan 21, 1988MP
Walker, BillyE-3Jan 7, 1982 – Sep 5, 19851 ST (DECK)HAD GOOD TIMES GOD BLESS BM2 HAGEN- BM2 TRIFFILO
Chapin, DonaldGMM2Jan 16, 1982 – Jan 16, 1984Combat Missiles
Baker, JohnE3Feb 1982 – Jul 19831st
Barger, SheldonET2Mar 1982 – Mar 1985CERecognize a few names on here. I still have ur poker money! All I remember is playing poker every night, and donkey kong and pacman. And Subic and Phuket, Pattaya, Perth was nice -- WestPac 84 , I still have the cruise book, DROP ME A LINE!
Bean, Frankstg2Jun 1982 – Apr 1984CAgreat ship lot of fun in seattle
Campbell, MichaelSTGSR -> STG2Aug 12, 1982 – Oct 14, 1985CAAll my Ships are now Decommed. Time for me to go - JULY 2006 Retire after 24+ Great years. God Bless America and all shipmates past and present.
Jones, ScottIC2Sep 1982 – Feb 1986EWhere's all the IC Men at on this thing. IC2 Lewis? Banks? Combe? Chief Lewis? Van? Pratt? ICFN Lewis? C'Mon guys. Great times on West Pac 84. Shellback initiation was crazy! R.I.P. ICFN Patrick Lowe, IC2 Deatley and HT1 Treece.
Wimmer, James (Jim To My Friends)FCCOct 17, 1982 – Jun 12, 1987CGGood Times Better Friends
Adair, BobOS2Nov 1982 – Mar 1987OIGreat ship, great guys, great friends and great times, sounds like a beer commercial!
Coleman, Rickie EFN1983 – 1984e
Simonds, Paul "Buggin"OS31983 – Sep 1985OIto the killer B's- Bear, Bra, Buggin,...Barcroft,... was there more?
Poulton, BernieHT31983 – 1986Rthe longest period of my life...2 west pacs...good times...bad times...great people...the missle...beer day.....lots of ocean...always underway...phuket...pi...portland...frisco...flight quarters...i often think of the times & the people
Usrey, David "Gus"EW2Jan 1983 – May 1988Operations IntelligenceTo all my poker mates out there give me a holler.
Rice, GeraldE-3Jan 1983 – Dec 23, 1986DeckLoved being with my shipmates. Man did we party!! WestPac 1984 & 1986. Received the Navy Acheivement Medal for saving a fellow sailors(USS Enterprise) life while on lookout.
Cotter, DanielMS3Jan 1, 1983 – Sep 17, 1986SUPPLY I STARTED OUT IN DECK DIVISION THEN BECAME A MS I MADE 2 WEST PACS , I REALLY ENJOYED MY 4 YEARS IN THE NAVY . I REALLY MISS THOSE DAYS ! IT'S NOW 2017, I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 26 YEARS WITH 3 REALLY GREAT KIDS .
Huggins, GeneGSM1Jan 3, 1983 – Jan 29, 1988M
Fanshaw, BruceOS2 (OSCS)Feb 3, 1983 – May 1, 1987OIThe days in West Seattle ship yard....the steaming were ever we went...best div I ever saw.
Jenkins, EugeneEN2Feb 3, 1983 – Jan 30, 1986A-Gang
Harris, BruceHT3Feb 11, 1983 – Jun 20, 1985R Some of the best times of my life.
Kennard, CraigPC3Mar 1983 – Mar 1987NX DivisionI still tell stories of the Westpacs of 84 and 86! On Westpac 86 I met my wife and we are STILL married and have 2 sons. The youngest is planning on following his dad and grandfather into the Navy.
Anthony, DarrylMR2Mar 1983 – Sep 1985RGreat Ship Great Crew. My first ship and I am still proud to have served onboard her.
Conn, MichaelSH2Mar 14, 1983 – Jun 18, 1988SupplyLeft the ship to go to MA school in 1988, 1993 Made MAc then was selected as an LDO. REtired 1 Jan 2008.
Sabo, JohnOS2Mar 17, 1983 – Apr 5, 1986OIHELLO EVERYONE IT WAS A HONOR TO HAVE SERVED WITH MOST OF YOU
Hardison, DaveFCCApr 1983 – May 2004CM/CFOnboard two tours. The FC's in CF were the best in the fleet. Thanks for everything...
Gigl, JohnApr 1983 – Nov 1988What is up? I had some real good times on the o'b. 3 westpacs. Spades with Tyrone. Cards in OD Berthing. We couldn't be beat! To all out there if you wanna drop a line.....
Hopkins, BillGSMCApr 1, 1983 – Sep 19, 1985MPGood Ship, Great Shipmates. Many memories of the '84 WestPac
Degon, MarkDK2May 28, 1983 – Aug 10, 1985SupplyMy first and only sea service. Great memories.
Schreefer, Brian/ VarmintHTFNJun 1983 – Aug 1985REPAIRAny of the old timers can hollar @ me, WOODY& BOO BOO & Nailer and stamp licker..miss u guys
Cossin, JohnQM2Jun 11, 1983 – Mar 14, 1987operationsEnjoyed my time serving such a fine vessel and a great captain, Thomas E. Blount. I miss my friend Kelly O'day who was the best friend anyone could have. The ships crew performed many outstand feats including removing a live missle! WOW
Jones, GeorgeSK2Aug 1983 – Jun 1986SupplyLots of good memories about the OB. Seems like a lifetime ago.
O'day, KellyQM 2Aug 1, 1983 – Apr 2, 1986NXA life time ago.How is that possible? Hey guys check out Mike Landi's page..www.dd-975.com
Merritt, JohnGSESep 1983 – Jul 4, 1987The memories come often and I smile. My brothers four years long are with me for a life time. Tears filled my eyes slowls as I learned of her Decomission and sinking.That part of my life will never leave me and nither will she. RIP DD 975
Schwent, RobertGSE3Sep 1983 – Jan 1985MPBest damn tincan in the whole Pacific Fleet
Vander Well, BlakeFNSep 1983 – Jan 1985The vidio of her being sunk broke my heart, we had good times though
Morris, HubertRM2Sep 3, 1983 – Sep 3, 1985Operations
Houle, DavidEWSNNov 1983 – Jul 1986OI
Kelly, ChuckSTG1Nov 13, 1983 – Jan 21, 1987ASW
Eckert, GeorgeGSM2/1Nov 15, 1983 – Sep 29, 1986MPOil King, PACC Operator. First E6 EOOW on Obrien
Vernon, Mike/"Vern" "Hoss"ET3Dec 1983 – Mar 1986CE (CSE3 & CSE5)Arrived on the OB while she was in drydock in Seattle in '83. Great memories from my time spent aboard her, like the time when our WOG Flag got stuck and I had to go aloft to retrieve it. Remember when O'Connor discharged his sidearm in Radio?
King, GaryDS2Dec 24, 1983 – Mar 20, 1988CSE2It brings back some great memories to read the names on this list.
Craven, ChuckYN1Dec 27, 1983 – Nov 11, 1984X-NAVRetired in September 2003 as a YNCS(SW/AW). Back in God's Country, Washington State. I seen some names that I remember, write back.

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