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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
Schultz, SteveEN31992 – 1995A-GangWe brought her over to Japan. What a long strange trip that was.
Williams, VincentSTG31992 – 1995CSA
Szumilo, Andrew (Shmo) profile iconFC2(SW)Jan 10, 1992 – Oct 10, 1992CIWS Only onboard the O'Brien a short time. I broke my ankle, in Hawaii, on the way to change of homeport in Yokosuka. I was the Work Center Sup for the CIWS systems.
Reyes, Darren (Punch)QM3Feb 1992 – Sep 1995NAVThe best years of my life, friends like L.SII,Hernandez,R.Verosa,G.Berguron,Duffy,Wooten, and jack.We were some tight bro.west pacs and the fights man we knocked so people.thanks for the great memories.if ever in honolulu klohi3@yahoo.com
Lange, ShawnE-4Feb 4, 1992 – Feb 6, 1992
Wootton, IkennethDC1 (SW)Feb 16, 1992 – Sep 1, 1994RepairMy Best command, I had the most fun and learned the most in the shortest amount of time. I also had the honor of serving with the smartest and funniest group of guys in the seventh fleet.
Sullivan, James (Tom)FC3May 1992 – Oct 1994WeaponsIt wasn't just a job, it was an adventure! Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Hawaii and the Phillipines. Funny how when you look back, all you remember are the good times. Dombo for President!
Hass, Timothy H (Wackyass Hass)GSE2Jul 1992 – Oct 1997Engineering (MP)
McDaniel, JohnCS2 (AW)Jul 1, 1992 – Dec 15, 1995S2/ SUPPLYMY FIRST DUTY STATION AND I REALLY ENJOYED IT.I'M CURRENTLY STILL ACTIVE AND GOING STRONG. I GREW PERSONNELY AND PROFESSIONALY AND COOK BETTER THAN EVER. IF ANY ONE REMEMBERS ME, LOOK ME UP.
Russ, RodneyMSNAug 1992 – 1995SupplyWould love to hear from shipmates and catch up.
Roth, JohnDCAug 1992 – Nov 1994RepairThanks to all in Engineering for the many fun times! I have many crazy memories w/ the crew of the Obrien! Disappointed to see her used for target practice!
Hootselle, CraigRM3Aug 15, 1992 – Oct 15, 1994OCGreat Times & Friends. We had a Montley Crue in the "Radio Shack" Big Rich, Zuliani, Ray, Purcell, Verosa, Cipp, Potts, "SCRAM" and RMC Busby "Buzz Saw" etc... a time i will never forget. Had a great Navy career.
Snyder, JessePN3Sep 1992 – Dec 15, 1995AdminCan't believe she's gone...I still think of Gourley, Livingston, Taylor, Bergeron, Asero, PNC Ramirez, Carlton, and everyone else I met. Absolutely incredible time in my life.
Carey, SkinnymanDC3Sep 1, 1992 – Apr 1, 1994R
Alcantar, AlexanderDS1Oct 1992 – Oct 1994OEDLPO of OED. Met the ship in Yokosuka, just after her arrival and though things were tough at times getting her back to sea she was worth every minute of it. I'm sorry that she's now at the bottom of the ocean - god bless her.
Hoey, AndrewEW1/EWCOct 1992 – Feb 1997OWWhat a crew! Best Tour I have ever had. One of the last great EW shops in WESTPAC. Thanks Guys. Andy, Paul and Ron... AKA Tom Dick and Harry.
Hoey, AndyEWCOct 1992 – Feb 1997OWGreat Crew. great Mess. OB- lead of 7th Fleet. couldn't ask for better shipmates.
Magee, ConradDC3Oct 1, 1992 – Nov 1, 1995RWhat's up R DIV? A shout out to all in Engineering. Anyone know how to get in touch with DC3 Richard Johnson? I hung out with DC1 Wooten in Seattle for a while, but lost touch. Shepard, Haas, McDaniels how are ya. Finishing college here.
Dave, MarkowitzQM3Oct 15, 1992 – Oct 15, 1996NXThe Obrien was agreat ship that left me with great experiences and life long memories.
Cipollone, LeoRM3Nov 1992 – Dec 1995OC
Alcantar, Alex profile iconDS1Nov 1992 – Nov 1994CDWas a very rocky command when I reported aboard in Yokosuka; she had just arrived and was locally known as the O'Broken. She turned out to be a great command and a great influence in my career choices later in life
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Dougherty, LanceSN-BM3Nov 1992 – Dec 1994DECKMy first ship/command. I had a great time onboard. look forward to talking to old shipmates. I know that all things must come to an end, I must admit I was a little upset they sank her by missleEX.
Lee, Al/big AlGMM3Dec 1, 1992 – Dec 1, 1994CG/CMHad a-lot of great times on the OB! YN Taylor, Bryant, YOKOSUKA back when Japan was fun! "Runnin' Up The Tracks!" Yokohama Circus, Roppongi! "A" Club!
Beinlich, PaulTM2/TM1Dec 4, 1992 – Dec 3, 1996CAHad some of the best times of my career on this ship. Sad to see it end up as a target.
Perkins, Jason "Perk-daddy"GSM31993 – 1996engineeringemail me
Vaughn, JamesGMG11993 – 1996CG-ORD
Greenfield, PatrickFN1993 – 1995MP
Parko, TomE31993 – 1995DeckCan't believe it's been over 20 years! Shout out to y'all that I had the pleasure serving with.
Grant, PhillipRm31993 – 1996Deck Division
Bragg, Robert BobFCCS1993 – 1995CGTwo tours of Operation Southern Watch after the first Gulf war. Enjoyed being forward deployed in Japan.
Werle, JimGSMC(SW)Jan 4, 1993 – Feb 28, 1995MPHey guys, how's it going? Shoot me an email if you'd like too catch up. We just saw JR Smith and Maureen last week. I've been married to Bene Jacoby for 12 years, btw.
Rayborn III, CharlesPN3Mar 8, 1993 – Nov 23, 1995NXI would like to say that I miss that ship! Lots of memories, and great times....great people. I remember going to Russia with the Obrien and found it to be one eof the most memorable times in my life! May she rest in peace~
Rayborn III, CharlesPN3Mar 13, 1993 – Nov 16, 1995NXThe best ship I've known! I had great time on the USS OBRIEN. I went to Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Austrailia, Hawaii, Seychelles, Hong Kong and lots of other places. I also made GREAT LIFE-LONG FRIENDS! Rest in peace!! CHARLE
Rote, KennithBMSNMar 21, 1993 – Sep 20, 1995DeckAwesome times on both west-pacs- shout to bm2 derbis- bm1 mack-helgerson-hanson-moore and the rest of guys that were on there, miss you all !!!!
Cannady, DavidDS2Apr 1993 – Apr 1996CEFirst ship. Japan was cool. I extended for 1 year to be WCS of ADP. DS1 Alcantar was LPO. Hit a lot of GOOD liberty ports on this ship. Met some good people also.
Ranieri, PhilipE-3Apr 21, 1993 – Oct 17, 1994Deck DivisionFirst and Only ship. Enjoyed my time, enjoyed the ports (Darwin, Phuket, Hong Kong etc...), most of all met some great people. The O'Brien maybe sunk, but will remain in my thoughts for the rest of my years.
Nolen, NealEN3May 1993 – Aug 1995A-GANG
Perkins "perk-daddy", JasonE-4 GSM3May 11, 1993 – Dec 1, 1996engineering
Shanafelt, KevinFC2May 15, 1993 – May 13, 1996CMFirst ship. Lots of memories! Sad that she is no longer around.
Wilhite, BrandonHT3Jun 1993 – Apr 1996Repair
Antos, PaulE-3 / MSSNJun 1, 1993 – Jun 1, 1995S-2Had a great time stationed on the OB. To bad she had to go like that.
Shawn, AmblerGSM3Jun 4, 1993 – Jun 6, 1995mpThe OB was my first command,down in the forward engine room.with some of the greatest friends i will ever know and the best deployements to be remembered forever,she was the greatest ship in the fleet by far,and she will be missed.
Hays, KeithLTJGJul 1993 – Nov 1995Fire Control and DeckGreat people. Could not stand LtCmdr Fiero. I now live in San Antonio TX. I play drums and do computer support during the day.
King, Theodore "Bootcamp"E-8Aug 12, 1993 – Jun 14, 1998USS O'Brien DD-975
Williams, JohnBM1Sep 1993 – Oct 1997DECKThe OB was the greatest ship that i had the pleasure to serve on. went to the Gulf in 95 & 96 with her. i miss my boys rickey washington and ray bufford but we still keep in touch. really tight crew when i served. miss that feeling!!
Massey, Chris "Sgtshaggy"OS2Sep 1993 – Feb 2007
Cotten, RickOS2Sep 1993 – Aug 1996OI
Williams, John "will"BM1(SW)Sep 8, 1993 – Oct 1, 1997OD/DECK/1stGREATEST SHIP TO SAIL THE SEVEN SEAS!! REALLY MISS THE GOOD TIMES IN DECK BERTHING! Hit me up @ john_lwilliams04@yahoo.com and you can find me on myspace www.myspace.com/GEB2007
Williams, GregOS2Oct 1993 – Oct 1995OIThe "OB" was by far the best ship, and group of guys that I had the pleasure of serving with, which in turn allowed me to forge life long friendships.
Hernandez, ChicoSM3Oct 1993 – Aug 1995OCShip was old..Crew was tight..Japan expensive but the OB was one of the best experiences in my life..remember my boy D. Reyes, Sii, A, Lopez, Sigs, Boats (Williams), Ops berthing.Wild times, great memories.'member the filthy berthing barge
Vaughn, JimGMC(SW)Oct 1993 – Aug 1996Ordnance
Greaves, CurtHT1Oct 10, 1993 – Dec 1, 1996R
Holbert, JeffPCSNOct 13, 1993 – Jun 30, 1996
Lindley, TimothySTG2Oct 14, 1993 – Jun 11, 1996CAShe was a good ship and I am sorry to see her sunk!
Childress, BertE2Dec 1993 – Jul 1995OD
Naus, JeremyDC2Dec 21, 1993 – Nov 16, 1996RLoved the OB and all the guys I met on it. Had some great times and was saddened to hear that she is at the bottom now.
Northrup, JustinFC2Dec 29, 1993 – Jun 1998CFTAS and Harpoon Sorry to hear they decommed her
Cuevas, Charles "chuck"SK2Dec 31, 1993 – Jan 2, 1997S1Learned how to be a leader thorough SK1 Wines, SK2 Greene, SKC Quijano - Thanks so much. You too DCCM(CMC) Smith - keep making that beer!

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