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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
Bergeron II, GlennQM21989 – 1993NX (Navigation)Fond memories and experiences of a great crew on a great ship. Sad to have to see her go . . . farewell, fair lass!
Hooks, Raymond / "Babyface"ET2 then ETSN then ET31989 – Mar 1992CEi loved the crew. my running mates Todd and Will had my back all the time!! We stayed in trouble. Where's Bucket Head? CE was a great division. Had a ball mess crankin...for the 2nd time.
Morrison, KyleOS11989 – 1994OIOne of my favorite ships. I have many fond memories of my time on the OB.
Jones Jr, Caseyqm1 (sw)1989 – 1990nxGreat ship good people thanks for all your help
Daniels, WillGMM3Jan 6, 1989 – Oct 17, 1991Combat Systems Gunner's Mate Missile's GroupDamn, I hated it back then, but I sure do cherish the memories of the fellas and the good times we had hanging out especially overseas. Been a long time, but I wanted to add my name to the list.
Counts, DavidGMM3Jan 10, 1989 – Aug 14, 1992CMGreat experience. That was the only ship I was on and got out of the navy when I left her. I was in CM Div. and was one of the first crew members to work on the VLS. It was a great Div. You will be missed!
Walden, DavidRMCFeb 6, 1989 – Feb 15, 1991OCI had an outstanding time! It was not my most memorable command, but most certainly one of the most challenging. Outstanding crew!! Commo; Steve Young. Anyone know his whereabouts? David Walden (RMCM(SW)(Ret).
Stromness, DanET2Apr 1989 – Feb 1993CE / CSE3I hated lugging that damn hi-speed buffer up from the mess-decks to keep the P-way shiny for the Commodore, during Desert Shield. We were a bunch of misfits in CE Div -but we still rocked!
Flaherty, Mike/gunnerGMG3Apr 1989 – Jul 1992CGOne and only ship. I remember being way overworked and waaaaay underpaid. Really miss the men I served with. Some of the best memories of my life. Shellbacks Rule!!!
Gerald, DavidOS2Apr 1989 – Apr 1993
Saddison, JohnEW2Apr 1, 1989 – Feb 1, 1992OE
Beers, LewisET1Apr 8, 1989 – May 7, 1991CEGreat Ship! I remember some tight moments before the Gulf War started. Too bad we had to watch it on CNN.
Ludwig, Jason "Ludwig"BMSNJun 6, 1989 – Aug 24, 1993Deck
Landry, EdwardOS3Jun 23, 1989 – Jun 23, 1993Operationgreat
Simmons, Donald Aka Simm-dogSNAug 1989 – May 1992Deck/supplyYo was sup from Dallas Texas, the obrien was my first and last ship. I became a master helmsman on that boat. 90 westpac crossin the equator sailing the s.pac and all the friends i made and miss. It changed my life. I'll miss her!!!
Howell, ChrisSM3Sep 30, 1989 – Dec 15, 1992OpsGreat crew, great ship. Sorry to hear of her passing.
Brewer, EddieEWNov 1989 – Aug 1992OEEnjoyed the experience and the Great Crew!
Asero, ErickPN2Nov 1, 1989 – Feb 1, 1993ADMIN
Henderson, Markrmsn/rm3Nov 12, 1989 – Apr 1993OCWhat up
Pryor, JeffreyPetty OfficerNov 18, 1989 – Jan 13, 1993Combat SystemsUpon Arrival Outstanding Sailor was to get Commander's permission to continue to Naval Academy MOTU Refferals Very Active Crew Member Last Formal Event for Crew & Ship All Navy Fleet Wide Open Wrestling Tournament Olympic Selection 1992
Balesi, PaulBM21990 – 1991DECKStill serving.. NDCM Now
Rooney, ShawnRM1990 – 1992CommTransferd to The New Orliens-LPH11 before the Obrien left for new home port in Japan
Pipes, TomDS11990 – 1994CEI have such fond memories of the OB. Lots of fun times, lots of sweat-ex's to get through. We made the most of a tough job. It was worth every moment. My best memories are the great people I met while onboard. Drop me an e-mail update
Knievel, KevinHMCSJan 4, 1990 – Dec 20, 1992NAV/MedicalLoved the OB, still have my Green Ballcap. Desert Shield/Storm, what a Sunday that was when we had the confrontation with that Iraqi feighter, we should have sunk them!!!
Anderson, Richard (Sharkbite)OS3Jan 10, 1990 – Nov 1992OIGood crew. After leaving the Midway, and life on a Carrier, I have decided that smallboy Navy, Destroyer Navy is the way to go. I have had better CO's in my time, and hope to never have a CO like him..
Goldsmith, Bob / Goldy0S2Feb 1990 – Aug 1992OIFirst ship and the best. It sucked occasionally at the time, but after transferring and doing a PAC on the Nimitz, small boys are where it's at. Left OB during homeport switch to Yoko in 92. Still got a couple of the green ballcaps myself.
Smith, DavidFC3Mar 1990 – Jun 1994CMHad some really good times on board the mighty OB. Made alot of friends there. Looking to reconnect with all of you.
Miller, Chad "Lumpy"EM3Mar 16, 1990 – Dec 21, 1992EBest time I ever had and would do it again if I had the chance. Hope to hear from some shipmates.
Smith, DavidFC3Apr 1990 – May 1994CMA lot of good memories. I still have my green ball cap also.
Walker, StevenDS3Jun 19, 1990 – Sep 18, 1992ceenjoyed my time and the people on board.
Geremia, AdamCTO3Aug 1990 – Dec 1990Crypto IntelServed onboard as cryptologic support for Operation Desert Shield in the Persian Gulf.
Gartner, MikeGMM3Aug 1, 1990 – May 12, 1993Combat SystemsI still have my green ball hanging in my office
Rosengarten, DouglasGSM3Aug 14, 1990 – Jan 4, 1996mpI came on the O'brien during desert shield in 1990. I went with it to Japan from San Diego when on the way we had to un-rep water because we were so "broken" and spent time in Hawaii during the 1992 hurricane. Best of luck to all .
Graham, Craig/grammyEW31991 – Dec 1995OISorry to hear she was decommed. She was my first and only ship. Ironicly decommisioned on my mothers Bday just 3 days after my Birthday.
Ting, WilliamE-5/GSM21991 – Aug 1992MPFirst duty ship! Great experience! Always ready to go out to sea...except that one visit in Pearl Harbor,HI. where we were left out and tied alone on the pier because of a heavy stormy weather...
Klabunde, RandyMS11991 – 1993S2
Graham, CraigEW31991 – Dec 1995OI02
Edwards, DavidFC21991 – 1994CG
Nequist, GregGMM21991 – 1993Combat SystemsCrazy Times, Hawaii, San Diego, Japan, drug ops, almost flooding the launcher and needing to use the housekeeping educator to drain the water before it drained into the workspace, spades, spades, and more spades. Lovedit
Livingston, ChadYN 2Jan 1, 1991 –AdminThis was my first and only ship in the fleet. I came onboard in San Diego in January 1991 after she returned from westpac. I made the homeport ship with her to Yokosuka, Japan. Eric Asero, David Sandoval, Dean Merchant, Tom Crawford, Robert Taylor...
Rohman, MikeFC 2Jan 1, 1991 – Sep 1, 1992CMWho's idea was it to wax the Foc'sle
Messer, RogerRMSAJan 12, 1991 – Oct 16, 1991OC
Williams, Brian (Biggwill)GSM2Jan 19, 1991 – Aug 8, 1993MPBEST DAMN CREW IN THE NAVY W/ THE BEST CHIEF (CHIEF WERLE AND CHIEF ASHER)
Holland, Steven / DutchE5/ET2Mar 1, 1991 – Oct 1, 1994CEMy only ship. Sometimes miss her, always miss the guys. Now In the Army.
Gonzalez, JoseSH3Apr 3, 1991 – Feb 10, 1993SupplyI had a great time. I met the ship at 32nd street close to the Scuttle Butt bar. I made the transfer from SD to Yokosuka. Ltjg Vigil, Livinston, PC3 Serna.
Wright, BrendonSTG2Apr 5, 1991 – Jan 11, 1993CAThe sonar dome pressurization system was my baby. Sonar Control: Where my addiction to coffee started. It's strange how when I was there, I couldn't wait to get out. But now that I'm out with a normal job and a normal life, I really miss
Hines, BrianGSM3Apr 7, 1991 – Mar 4, 1995MP - EngineeringJoined the O'Brien in San Diego prior to Home Port change to Yokosuka Japan. Worked in the Gas Turbine Electrician and Mechanic departments as a general engineer. Favorite port was Bali Indonesia!!
Sederlin, MikeEN 3May 1, 1991 – Jul 1994A-GANGStump, Mac, Shultze, Mickey, Boy i say Boy, White and all the rest, glad to meet ya and proud to serve with you!!!!!! I'll never forget the "O'BROKEN"
Quinn, JohnE3/SNMay 12, 1991 – Feb 11, 1993DeckI would like to give a shout out to all the shimates that I served with on the Uss O'Brien. I will always remeber the day we crossed the equator GO SHELLBACKS!! I still have my green hat also.
Griggs, CharlesPO-3Jul 5, 1991 – May 10, 1993CSE-1The OB was always broken, and we had to learn on the fly, but I still miss it sometimes. I am now a teacher, but this ship taught me lessons in life few men ever learn. A good ship, she was.
Roush, JerryYNAug 1, 1991 – Dec 4, 1993XWow, hard to believe she's resting on the sea floor. Shout-out to Reyes and Snyder. Still keep in-touch with G. Bergeron II. Amazing WestPAC will you all. Hope everyone doing well. Retire fm CG in 4 w/ 24 yrs TIS :0))
Hunt, Rick Aka PopsSTG3Sep 1991 – Jun 1993CAMy first ship after living on a flat top. You mean I really have to haul a line during Sea and Anchor Detail?!?
Hoyt, StevenHT3Sep 9, 1991 – Oct 15, 1994RI had some great moments and some bad moments while stationed on the O'Brien. Like the Time we left San Diego to our new Home Port in Yokosuka, Japan we broke down in Pearl Harbor and the engineering dept work port and stbd for 45 days.
Miles, Shane SmilesE5 GSE2Nov 1991 – Oct 1994mpfirst and only ship. Met some great guys like GSE2 Wilson, Chief Clapham, Sederlin, Pete, the Brian "twins" and everyone in the engineering dept. Remember having chair races in log room.Great ship when got off her RIP

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