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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 662 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
O'Cain, ThomasE-4 MR31984 – Sep 1987RI was surprised to find myself outlasting the OB but, stranger things have happened. Still, I'm sorry to see her go. Bet that surprises those who knew me but, as we always said after quarters, "Oh, well".
Xavier, JohnE-41984 – 1988R
Pennington, PhillipPN21984 – Feb 1987NavigationBest wishes to all you swabbies!
Topping, Steven2nd class Personnel1984 – 1988Navigation
Beall, KeithFC2Feb 1984 – Jan 8, 1988Combat MissleNato Seasparrow, Harpoon. Great ship, good times.
Johnson, RhettGMG2 (SW)Feb 10, 1984 – Jun 30, 1989Combat SysI remember a lot of the shipmates listed... Sad to see the Decommissioning of the "OB" had a lot of good times 84-89... There needs to be a reunion...!!!
Pratt, AndyE-6/FC1Mar 1984 – Nov 1989CGGreat times, great friends. Never forgotten.
Underwood, JohnMar 1984 – Mar 1986Greatest tour of my entire career. I am glad to see some of these names again.
Hon, DavidYN3Mar 1984 – Jan 3, 1988NXHope that all from the O'Brien are doing well
Hagglund, ScottTM1(SW)Jun 1984 – Jan 1988CAHad a great time. The best shipmates.
Johnson, RhettGMG2(SW)Jun 10, 1984 – Jun 30, 1989Combat Systems
Jacks, Mike QM2Jul 1984 – Apr 1988NXOhh the fun times with O'Day, Cozz "Cossin", Parker, Banda, Proz, Gorski, Hon, Pennington, Guy, Kennard, Brown, and the several Rose Festival visits that we did. Loved the NAV details....."NOT!"
Burnett, Joel/boatsBM2Aug 1984 – Nov 9, 1989FirstLooking for people who served during operation Praying Mantis 1988
Clarke, AndrewSTG 2Oct 1984 – Feb 1989CSA 1 Antisubmarine Warfare DivisionNorPac 1985, West Pac 1986, Pineapple cruise 1985, West Pac 1988, Portland Rose Festival 1985, Portland Rose Festival 1987, Maui 1985 and 87. I served on the USS O'BRIEN for 4 years; to see it sink was heartbreaking. nnn
Charlson, Mark,aka CharlieGMG 3Oct 15, 1984 – Jan 13, 1988CombatIt was an honor to serve on the O.B. Fine Ship,Exelent& professional crew.
Bangui, Bang BangDK3Oct 24, 1984 – Oct 16, 1987SupplyBest Crew
Yow, KevinBM3 NOW HM11985 – 1998ODHad good and bad times on the boat. Very happy have crossrated to corpsman HM1 now thank god. If I could do it all over again I would NOT!!
Deblois, Lyle1985 – 1987deck
Todenhoft, ChuckFC-31985 – 1989CM
States, Dennis profile iconFCC1985 – 1989AdminCame aboard to missile Division as Leading CPO. I left the ship as the SNAP2 Sys Coordinator, PQS Coordinator, Data Bank Librarian, Maintenance System Coordinator. Great Ship sad to hear it was sunk for fish habitat.
Hinnershietz, JohnENFN1985 – 1988A Gangwow had a great time on the Ob hope to here from who ever remembers me. the gang hutch , Scott Debusk , Barry Hanson , Dan Dugan and many others I can't remember
Ozbat, Everett / OzzeRMJan 1985 – May 1988
Dee, SamuelOS2Jan 1, 1985 – Jun 8, 1986OIGreat ship, sad to see her go. I still think Gilley was a dork....Hoo Ha
Foster, DavidRM3Jan 10, 1985 – Aug 26, 1986OCBest 2 years I could ever ask for. Made some good friends.
Petillo, MartinFC1Jan 15, 1985 – Aug 20, 1989CGSuper Experience with Super Friends.... including Jim Wimmer,Tony O'Neil, Andy Pratt, John Novak, Clay Sheet and Tommy Brown
Pratt, Andrew T.FC1Mar 1985 – Nov 1990CG
Galbreath, Adam / ChipRM2Mar 1985 – Apr 1987CommunicationsMost of this time is hard to remember - way too many cold ones in the P.I.
Foubert, AlDKCSMar 1985 – Mar 1988S4Best three years of my life... reported as a DK1, left three years later as a DKCS. I think about this time of my life often, with much appreciation.
Foubert, AlDKCSMar 1985 – Mar 1988S4Best three years of my life... reported as a DK1, left three years later as a DKCS. I think about this time of my life often, with much appreciation.
Fritchey, DavidFC1Mar 1, 1985 – Jun 1, 1989CGMy 1st Sea-Duty. Good times on a Great ship. She will be missed.
Baker, MarkHT2Apr 1985 – Apr 1990RepairI made three westpac's on the O'B. Man, it seems like we always haze gray and underway. I will always remember when we pulled into Hawaii without any a/c.
Flock, RickEN 2Apr 6, 1985 – May 6, 1986A GangGood Times, Good Crew. Ens. Mitchell was cool.
Williams, WillieBMCMay 1985 – Jan 1989ODRETIRED JAN 1989. HAD A GREAT TOUR ON OB. MET A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE
Dedon, BruceSK2Jun 1985 – Sep 1987SupplyWestpac 86 was a blast!
Summers, GaryOS2Jun 1985 – Sep 1988OI
Hanson, BarryMS2Jun 12, 1985 – Apr 1, 1989SUPPLY S-2one of the best ships in the navy the crew were great.we had fun times at the rose fest,west pac, hawaii, hong kong, great ball caps. had good time kwauit refueling with tankers
Dunham, MichaelENC (SW)Jul 24, 1985 – Jul 23, 1990A GangHad fun on the OB. 2 West Pac's, 1 Gulf of Alaska, 2 Gulf Trips. Retired 1993. Married 4 Kids 1 Girl in College, 3 Boys 1 in High School and Twin Boys in 1st grade. Living in Upstate New York. Married for 22 years. Drop me a line.
Todenhoft, ChuckFC3Jul 25, 1985 – Jul 24, 1989CMNATO Sea Sparrow,Those Green ball caps, Woody's cooking, the Philippines, West Pac 85, 88, the Persian Gulf, All great memories.
Rice, TimothyFC2Aug 1985 – Jan 10, 1990CM - Combat MissilesWestpacs 86 & 88. Drank "Around the World in 80 Beers" list at McDini's Baha, National City 3 times (#'s 911, 999, & 1070). Took a lot of pictures, drank too much (Phuket, Thailand), saved $, bought a house in Portland
Poynter, JayENS/ LTJG/LTOct 1985 – Aug 29, 1989E/MP/Deckelcetrical/MPA / first Lt. Best Dam Crew with Jay Prout. Had a great time on board. Sad to see her go.
Teel, Mark/man OfOS2Oct 12, 1985 – Jan 1, 1989OIBest damn crew on the water!Wouldn't of wanted to go threw praying mantis with any others.please feel free to contact me,allso check out together we served.
Rogers, John "Buck"GSM3/2/1/Oct 12, 1985 – Oct 17, 1990MPI met a lot of great people and worked hard as well as played hard. Could not wait to get out but miss it a little now. Met friends for life and have become a better person for the time spent on the O'B. Was sad to hear she was sunk.
Richard, SheltonGSM1Oct 12, 1985 – Jun 30, 1990MPFirst and only ship I served on, and from that I have lots of good memories, life lessons, and friends! I also got quite a few good sea and war stories from the OB days that I still like to tell every once and a while!!!
Schawang, RandyE-4Oct 15, 1985 – May 20, 1989aux. engineering (a-gang)2 pacs, persian gulf, subic, and alot of underway. Anyone still around that remembers the good times?? " Squelvin " where are you!
Camp, Christopher Aka "Boot"BMSNNov 1985 – Aug 4, 1989FirstHoray for 86 and 88 west pac!!! Sorry to see her gone.
Edge, RobertEN2Dec 1985 – Jun 1989A-gangYou guys will always be part of the best memories of my Navy career. I will never forget West Pac 86 and 88. 2 North Pacs. Lots of great times and a few I cant remember. Hate to see her gone! email mrrjedge@yahoo.com

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