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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
Ruegsegger, RugET31986 – 1991CSE1The Boat was in the yards when Igot there and needed to stay there longer, especially the fwd and aft gun mounts.
Winkler, Greg- WinkyOS21986 – 1989OI
Lopiccolo, MichaelFC2 (SW)1986 – 1990Combat Systems
Holden, DannoFC21986 – 1990CMWork Center Supervisor for NATO Seasparrow and Harpoon Missile Systems.
Rivera, JulioE-31986 – 1989DECKYO!!! I SEE YOU GUYS I REMEMBER YOU WILLY AND Calvin HIT ME UP NUYORICAN .FB ....juliorivera01@hotmail.com
Dodd, RomneyOS2Jan 1986 – Jan 1989
Naslund, Clint NaslundBM3Jan 1986 – Oct 27, 1989deckDamn , can we do it all over again knowing then what we know now ? Hey, thanks for some really great memories to the crew and ok the officers too of the O'Brien. sometimes I pull out the old photos and I smile , laugh and remember !!!
Slama, JohnSK3Jan 3, 1986 – Jul 28, 1990SupplyCool Ship/Great Crew
Banda, Lee "Tex"YN2Jan 5, 1986 – Sep 18, 1989NavigationThere were some good times and some not so good. Always made the best of my time on the OB. I have fond memories and there are so many things that I think of and I laugh and laugh! You guys were great! God's speed. Contact me anytime.
Schrock, StanHT1Jan 6, 1986 – Nov 17, 1987RThe longest and shortest period of my life.
Mocniak, Bradley (Moz)E4/SK3Jan 15, 1986 – Oct 27, 1988SupplyWhat an awesome 3 years of my life! Such an amazing crew. Great times.
Stoll, RobSEAMANFeb 8, 1986 – Nov 27, 1987deckLife is good. Living in Arvada, Colorado. Obrien was a mighty fine ship. Hope to hear from some old ship mates.
Staeven, AaronET2 (SW)Mar 1986 – 1989CEMany fond memories of many shipmates, and cruises. Was my first command and military family. Saddened to know she was scuttled. Got back into army guard and retired in Jun07 with 22 yrs. Contact info is aaronstaeven@yahoo.com
Templeton, Christopherdc2Mar 1986 – Aug 20, 1989repairI, reported abaord in Pusan Korea in 1986 while the ship was deployed on westpac 1986 I left her in august 1989 while she was in dry dock at southwest marine in sna diego. I had alot of fun and had some good friends.
Anspach, DanielSK2 THEN, SKC NOWApr 15, 1986 – Sep 5, 1988S-1/LampsI got out of the Navy when I left the ship 8/88 and never recd my Shellback Cert, nor did I rec my Cruise Book. It took 11 years out to get over that last CO. I am now back in as a Reservist and hope everyone did well on board the O'Brien.
Stevens, MarkHT3Apr 15, 1986 – Apr 25, 1988RGreat ship, great memories, sad to hear she is gone
Jones, GarySTG1May 15, 1986 – Nov 15, 1988CA DivHey Guys I was just trolling on here and saw some of your names. By a long shot this was the best crew I ever served with, not the best overall ship but still a good one. Pete Cassidy did u go home and become a cop?
Welvaert, Joe "Rudy"ET3Jun 1986 – Oct 1991CEBoy what a great time don't think anyone will ever forget the mighty OB.Still wear with pride the mighty green ball cap.
Kay, Gabriel (Gabe)STG2Aug 10, 1986 – Nov 10, 1989CAOperation Praying Mantis, Westpac, Cassidy, larabee, legard,stainsberry(lol) Clarke, Myers,Scott berry,Senior Chief Allison Hail to THe Mighty OB
Jones, MikeQM2Sep 1986 – Jun 1990NXwestpac 88, praying mantis, Wykoff, Holliday,Holliday,Schmitt,Robertson,Banda, Thanks for some of the best memories of my life. Sluggo, I think i have an air contact. Cinderella libery in Adak, was it possible to drink that much b4 midnite?
Holliday, Brad SquatchGMM 2Nov 1986 – 1989CAGood Times, Remember the brat pack? Jones still in Bishop? PI, Abu Daubi, Operation Praying Mantis.
Cassidy, Pete "Slash"STG31987 – 1989Combat SystemsWhat's up crew! Squelvin, do you remember Bahrain falling in the drink, how did we meet the only 2 girls in Bahrain, miss the liberty boat? Pojo, Bugsy, Schawang, Murbag, Larrabee, Youngblood, Wycoff, . Miss you all.
Bolden, WillieOS2Jan 3, 1987 – Jun 16, 1990OPSHAD A LOT OF GREATS TIMES ON THIS SHIP MISS MOST OF THE GUYS I SERVED WITH
Slama, John profile iconE5Jan 4, 1987 – Jul 30, 1990S1Basic in Great Lakes Illinois company 317. Westpac in 1988, operation "praying mantis".
Edwards, CalvinE-4/OS3Jan 9, 1987 – Aug 18, 1990OD/OIMy best duty station in my career.
Fischer, Rodney/fishE-5 OSFeb 1987 – May 1990Operations
Gonzalez, Karl / GonzoOS 2Feb 1, 1987 – Jul 27, 1990OILooking for my shipmates from CIC. My address is PO Box 128 Maplecrest, NY 12454. Hope all is well.
Ostrander, David " OZ "EM3Feb 13, 1987 – Oct 20, 1990EOB was my first ship, Had a great time. Rose Fest, 1988 WESTPAC, 1990 WESTPAC. Was great to be part of Naval History. Sorry to see her go. Contact me at em1_sw_oz@yahoo.com Retire
Bohannon, Kevin (Bo)OS2Mar 1987 – Jul 1990OIHad some great times onboard the OB.... The westpac88, Very good times. Shellback initiation as we were going by Singapore. Still wish we had been able to go to Austrailia. My address is 914 sycamore lot #2 Valley Falls, ks. 66088
Robertson, JohnnySTG3Mar 7, 1987 – Dec 20, 1989CAWESTPAC 1988, Praying Mantis, Bugsy, Youngblood, Wycoff, Murbag, Schawang. . . where are you guys? Slash, do you remember Bahrain. . . Subic, Phuket, Dubai . . . I got a concussion in Maui. What a ride.
Lewars, CecilSH3Apr 10, 1987 – Apr 8, 1989SupplyHad a great time during 88' WestPac. I did get my Golden shellback!! Miss the crew...just reunited with a buddy of my from my 1st tour in San Diego. Operation Praying Mantis was wild! Bolden if ya out there shout at m
Canchola, Victor DocHM3May 10, 1987 – May 10, 1989MedicalAlot of Good memories. To all the WOGS who became Shellbacks, WOGS still ruled. Great Freinds and experiences. I'm a RN and have been for 15 yrs also collected an MBA along the way. Sad to hear the OB was sunk!
Merritt, DaveGSM3Jun 1987 – Jul 28, 1990MPFirst and only ship. Miss my old drinkin buds, Buck, Stovall, Dickman, Cantrell, Zmickly. Fun while it lasted, hated to see her go.
Bradley, James "virgil"FCCS(SW)Jun 1987 – Sep 1991CGMy second and, by far, the best I ever served on.
Cantrell, FrankGSM3Aug 21, 1987 – Nov 5, 1990MPGreat ship and THE best snipes to ever work an Main space
Clarino, RichardEM3/IC3Sep 1987 – Oct 1989ERemember those 48 hour GQ's during Praying Mantis? People used to whine then, now it's all just great memories. What a great time to spend life on board the OB.
Bailey, ToddgsmfaOct 1, 1987 – Mar 1, 1988enginemanonly ship i was on while i was in the navy what a great experience. ( i was hit by a car while on duty on the O'Brien.) was on the ship for a very short time but loved every min.
Farthing, DerekOS1(SW)Nov 1987 – Dec 1989OICIC was always a good place to work...I remember saving Duin from Cat's Mast in the Gulf...he was saved by an Officer sleeping at a scope..Operation Praying Mantis was the bomb!!!
Anderson, Ron / StrechOS2Dec 28, 1987 – Aug 25, 1991OIFun memories of the ship, Here is my address 107 Parkside Avenue, Jackson, Minnesota 56143
Robinson, RichardEWC1988 – 1991OTdesert shield vet-we returned from deployment as storm began
Anderson, Ron / StrechOS21988 – 1991OIGreat ship, fond memories now. Many good stories.
Corbitt, ScottLT1988 – 1991CA Division/Nav Dept
Clayton, JamesOS1(SW)Jan 1988 – Sep 1993OI
McDonald, MacSH2 Jan 1, 1988 – Jan 1, 1991S-3 SH2 FLEETS BEST BARBER Looking for Cool Hand Fishell, SHSN Orcutt, Dk3 Alvarado & Richardson Disbo. Jaramillo, HMCS, MSC "T", Gonzo, Echos ,and Rhea, MACS, HT1 Martin,and all the guys MIDDLE EAST CRUISE 90-91 Gulf War
Barnes, RobertAZ2Jan 10, 1988 – Jun 10, 1988Air Det, HSL-33 Det 2Was assigned to the O'Brien during Westpac 1988, great memories of Thailand and Operation Praying Mantis. Good ship and great crew.
Printy, JoeBM3Feb 1988 – Jul 1988deckwhat fond memories i have when looking at the cruise book of 1988. i remember most everyone and also all the softball we played. feel free to contact me or call 6154196931. look forward to hearing from anyone to share memories with.
Allison, TerrySTGCS SWApr 1988 – Nov 1991LCPO Combat SystemLead ship to enter Deseart Shield.
Young, SteveLTApr 6, 1988 – Aug 11, 1991COMMO & Missle O / Strike
Miller, DavidFC3May 1988 – Aug 1992CG
Kraus, DruLTMay 1988 – Nov 1990Ist LT/ DCAMust be getting nostalgic in my old age. Great crew, great memories, great times. Driving circles in the Gulf, how could you have more fun! Enjoyed serving with you guys! Drop me a line.
Westbrook, TateLTJun 1988 – Apr 2000Combat Systems OfficerO'Brien was my 1st CSO tour in Yokosuka. 7th Fleet was the most challenging pace one could imagine. Living in Japan made it the best tour to date. COs: Jan van Tol, Tom Arnold, and Eric Lindenbaum. Great ship! Great Crew!
Kulbiski, DericOS3/OSSNJul 1, 1988 – May 4, 1992OIHey Tom if you come across this drop me a line... alexx265@yahoo.com
Edwards, JosephLTJul 7, 1988 – Aug 8, 1989SupplyI join the ship in Hong Kong on WestPac 88. Upon returning to San Diego we entered the shipyard for an upgrade to the Tomahawk Cruise Missile system. I served as the ship's Asst. Supply Officer under LT Oliver Bautista
Reyna, JosephOSSNJul 13, 1988 – Sep 11, 1990OIOBRIENS FINEST, NICE TO BE APART OFF YOU ALL AGAIN..JUST AS IN LIFE GOOD THINGS COME AND GO BUT NO ONE CAN TAKE AWAY FROM US THE FREINDSHIPS THAT WE CAME AWAY WITH OR THEMEMORIES, ALL THE BEST TO MY SHIPMATES FROM THE 975, YOURBOY REYNA
Whitehead, FrosticRM1Sep 4, 1988 – Sep 7, 1991FaconDoing good back home in North Carolina, and Washington DC back and forth Washington to Wilmington NC Retired now from Three jobs and doing well
Thome, BruceMSSA TO MS3Nov 1988 – Jun 1992Supply S2Got there the day after Thanksgiving 1988 and was there right before the move to Japan. Deployed in 90 and then the Gulf War was on. Great ship, sad to see her go...I attended the decom in Sept 2004.
Kennedy, JimSM3Nov 3, 1988 – Jan 18, 1991OC01Great Time,Best Ball Cap ever made. Hated to hear of her passing.
Lechnir, KentFC3Nov 15, 1988 – Nov 15, 1992CMMy first ship, great memories. Made a lot of good friends. Chuck, I remember the saran wrap story. Dave, I remember the car you "sort of" stole.
Young, Darrell V.E-3 / BMSNDec 20, 1988 – Oct 20, 1991ODMy first home.

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