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USS O'Bannon (DD 987) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS O'Bannon (DD 987). 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 507 crew members registered for the USS O'Bannon (DD 987).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1994 | 1995 – 1997 | 1998 – 2000 | 2001 – 2003 | 2004 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
McDonald, ForestGMGSN1983 – 1985CO
Aberle, MikeSNJan 5, 1983 – Jun 1984OpsThose were the days!
Palmer, Owen ( O.j. ) profile iconGMT-3- GMT-1Feb 1983 – Feb 1986CA DIV. / ASROCThe greatest time of my life ....
Weathers, Scott "huskey"HT2Mar 1983 – Jun 1985RepairI have great memories of my time on the O'Bannon. Great cruises with great shipmates and a lot of great experiences. I hope to hear from some of the guys I served with.
Brown, William/ DougET2(SW)Mar 1, 1983 – Apr 1, 1986CEMy first ship, I am proud to be a tin can sailor, remember the greenclover on top of the tacan dome when we changed to the spa-25 antenna. Navmacs V2 and our trips to Boston and Halafax. The Virgin Islands after reftra in Gitmo.
Dorman, FrankDS2 (Data Systems Tech) Senior E-5 in my divisionMay 7, 1983 – Jun 11, 1985Don't remember the name, but it was the electronic geeksWent on the NATO cruse, and received the Blue Nose. Amsterdam was way cool. Ended up getting married the 1st time in Portland Maine during the overhaul in 1985. The O'Bannon was an awsome ship with a fantastic crew
Jenkins, ChrisRM2 (SW)May 15, 1983 – Jun 17, 1987OC01Was proud to be on the OB was equally proud to leave. Sad to see here put down. Lots of memories
Van Dyke, Richard "Big Doc"hmcs (sw)Jun 6, 1983 – Jul 12, 1986xLoved this ship and crew ,best 3 of my 20yrs Iwas first HM to earn esws
Vansplinter, ShawnSTG3/E4Jul 1983 – Dec 1985Combat SystemsBest grayhound of the fleet. Proudly served with Star Child (cheif Smith Plankowner), Hoin Bowen, Dicky Pullen, Howie King, Spermwack, Boot and the rest of the gang. Sorry if I didn't mention ya by nickname. Take care all.
Foether, KeithOS2 (SW)Jul 1983 – Jul 1988CIC OperationsI had a great time and met a lot of great people. Please feel free to contact me if we served together.
Hopkins, DeanET2Sep 15, 1983 – Dec 24, 1986CEwhats up guys. cant say i miss the good old days on board ship. love to hear from you guys. my email is dhop39@hotmail.com. take care dean
Boroughs, JimBM3Oct 1, 1983 – Jun 1, 1985Deck DivisonIs there any other way then to spend time on the Might "O" then in deck division! The great times on Nato '84 and Portland, Maine! Where is my friend Pat form the QM randks and CWO Smith who signed my reenlistment papers
Hayes, BillEW1Dec 27, 1983 – Sep 15, 1987CECompleted STANAVFORLANT 84 deployment, Portland ME yard period (BIW), GITMO, LEO Central America, Persian Gulf 86-87 while onboard.
Fitzmaurice, JodyGSM21984 – 1989
Bonney, BillRM21984 – 1987RadioNato, ships beauty pageant, great memories Have been trying to find shipmates from my division for years. Married, 4 boys, live on a farm. I miss all the guys, hope we can get a reunion started ----Bonney
Cloud, RobertGSEC(SW)1984 – 1987Engineering
Fleming, PhillipSm1984 – 1985ocremembering the great times on the nato tour ,in the yards in portland maine. jones,walker,carrier, every body.
Bowen, Clarence/boomerSTG2Jan 1984 – Jan 1986STANAVFORLANT 84, Russian naval exercise (80 vessels), Wilhelmshaven Germany, Antwerp Belgium, Cadiz Spain, Lisbon Portugal, Rosyth Scotland, Oslo Norway, Breast France, Plymouth England, Alto Norway, Great times
Pullen, RichardSTG2Feb 1984 – Sep 1985Combat SystemsMany good times and friends
Gaines, MarkEWSNMar 21, 1984 – Mar 30, 1988CEI had great times on the O'b with my shipmates. It hurt my heart to see her sunk.
Sutter, Randy "Twiggy"OS2(SW)Apr 1984 – May 1987Ops-OIHalf of NATO, loved it. Portland was cool. ETS'd after Persian Gulf. Miss all my buds: Dave Herron, Ashley Coulter, Stratton,Barr the NorthCarolina punk! (Go Cats!). Retired as CPT from Army NG Infantry. 7 years to retire from teaching!
Varga, TonyQM 2 (SW)Jun 1984 – Jan 26, 1988Nav/XI was there for BIW in Maine, and Persian Gulf 86-87. Would love to connect with any of the old crew on Facebook. Look Me up!!
Bell, JonHT-2Jul 6, 1984 – Jul 5, 1986RSorry to see she's gone. Maine was cool. Remember the Bud Drinking team. ( Fairman, Bobadilla, Kelso, Anderson,Harrison, Nicholson, and many others) Remember Snipes Castle Rules
Boots, KillerFC1Aug 2, 1984 – Jul 4, 1988FoxWho you calling a dirty word Garcia? I will look you up you know! Don't you guys remember LEO OPS or GITMO? 2 kids 2 Moms now single. Taking care of Dads Fleet of Garbage Trucks now and meaner than a junkyard dog. Later!
Floyd, Hop-singRM2Sep 1, 1984 – Sep 1989Great times starting in Maine, and working our way back down south. Hey to Pete Fulmer, Mark Carrier, Steve Alley, Bill Bonney, Ashley Coulter, Dave Wilson, and of course Smitty. Anyone remembering the times- feel free to email.
Wilson, JamesHM3Sep 5, 1984 – Apr 30, 1987NXHad a great time onboard.
Niehoff, TimDK3Nov 1984 – Jun 1986SupplyHad a blast on the NATO cruise, had a better time in Portland! Moose Alley, The Max and Three Dollar Deweys! Met wife Sue at the Max. Moved back to Maine several years ago and now working as a patrol officer in North Berwick.
Johnson, CraigGMM3Nov 1984 – Jan 1988Deck & CombatThe mighty O'Bannon was a great ship with a great crew! Sad to see her go - my memories will all be good ones.
Martin, Chip (Homes)MS3-2Nov 1984 – Nov 1988S-2What a blast,Long live the Mighty OB!!, Retired in 2003 as MS1(SW), now living in Newport,RI
Bohne, MichaelBM3Dec 23, 1984 – May 20, 1990OD and OIwhat times
Turnbull, E. AndrewFC1(SW)1985 – 1989
Thompson, JohnFC21985 – 1987CG
Fortenberry, Stacysm21985 – 1988ops/ochey guys! I had some of the best times of my life on the OB . Best wishes to all!
Pease, BobOS2Jan 18, 1985 – Nov 15, 1989OI
Dammer, MarkGMC(SW)Feb 1985 – Oct 1988CAEvery person who makes the Navy a career should have at least one tour as great as my time on O'Bannon - Thanks all, for the experience.
Gaines, MarkEWSNMar 1985 – Mar 18, 1988Combat SystemsHad some great times hanging with the fella's of the mighty OB.
Johnosn, TimothySK2Apr 1985 – Jan 1989s-1 storesIst ship I served on under Master Chief Delima. Great ship, probably my favorite.
Charbonneau, KenFC1May 1985 – Oct 3, 1989CF
Neff, MichaelDCCMay 15, 1985 – Oct 15, 1990ER01/R-Divisionserved on USS Furse DD-882 feb72-31aug72, USS Brumby DE-1044 nov72-mar75, USS Semmes DDG-18 mar77-sept78+mar82-nov84 USS O'Bannon DD987 may85-oct1990 USS R.A.Ownes DD827 oct79-feb82
Ely, FlymanE4 SONARMay 26, 1985 – Aug 26, 1987SONARHey, where's Kohn and Kuhl and Gavigan these days
Gilbert, Darren/RM3Jun 1985 – Mar 1988CommunicationsMemories, back in Maine, Married, email me guys
Hall, RobertICC (SW)Jun 19, 1985 – Jul 25, 1988CSHad a great time on the O'Bannon
White, DeanDS2Aug 1985 – Sep 1989CE2 Persian Gulf Deployments. 1 Divorce. ASROC Rover until I could puke. Hardest and best time of my life at the same time. Learned a lot. Remember Dave, Stan, Andy, George, Brian, Kevin, et. al.
Chapman, TimE-4Nov 7, 1985 – Nov 6, 1988Deck / WeaponsIt was fun, joining the Gunners Mates, would be nice to know how everyone is doing. I remember Reyes and Bobo and Peel and Foster, most of us came from first division. Remember Beer on the peir?

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