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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 508 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
Steelman, LarryEN21986 – 1989
Bridges, BrianFC21986 – 1990CFFireControlman 2nd Class. I was assigned to MK86 Radar and work center supervisor Harpoon Missile System. I was onboard for two Persian Gulf Cruises...and many trips to Guantanimo Bay, Cuba. We set 'Sea and Anchor' at many great ports.
Haynes, MarkQM31986 – 1989NavMany good memories of the OB crew and places we went. PG 2Xs. Living in Santa Barbara Ca. Enjoying life!!
Madsen, Nels profile iconE-31986 – Jan 26, 1988R division H.T. shop
Leblond, DanFC1Jan 1986 – Jul 1986CS (CIWS)I was a short timer when I arrived, and wish I would've stayed in. I think back and remember you guys as the best group of squids that I ever served with.
Engelbach, TonySNJan 10, 1986 – Dec 28, 19881stWould anyone know the where abouts of Greg Wright or how he is doing?
Pridgen, RobertFeb 1, 1986 – Aug 1, 1991OC RMMet alot of great people on that ship. Sad to see her go out that way. Would like to hear from some of you guys, my email address is robert.pridgen@gmail.com
Spivey, GregOS2Mar 1986 – Aug 1990Operations
Bridges, BrianFC2Mar 1, 1986 – Mar 10, 1990CFFireControlman 2nd Class. I was assigned to MK86 Radar and work center supervisor Harpoon Missile System. I was onboard for two Persian Gulf Cruises...and many trips to Guantanimo Bay, Cuba. We also set 'Sea and Anchor' at many good port
Murdock, MichaelGSMCMar 1, 1986 – Feb 1, 1989MPThis was my second tour on O'Bannon. Had a rough time initially but overcame it. Unfortunately I was not able to make it to the Decom ceremony in Mayport.
Cheran, MarkHM3Mar 20, 1986 – Jul 16, 1990NXHad one hell of a run will miss the OB
Damm, ShawnSRMay 1986 – Oct 1988DeckMost fun I had in the NAVY was when I was AWOL. Met some great guys. Gibraltar was cool. Loved the Suez Canal. Met the girl of my dreams in Miami. Shout out to Jeff Perrigo from uffalo, NY. Hope you're doing well.
Steelman, Larryen-2May 1986 – Dec 1989a-gangServed 2 Persian Gulf Cruises on this Ship.
Pridgen, RobertRM3May 1, 1986 – May 1, 1991RMHad a great time on the OB. Met alot of great people. She will be missed
Shaw, BarneyE-5May 30, 1986 – Jul 15, 1988EngineeringMissed the guys I worked with, had some good times and fun, I wish the crew and O'Bannon fair seas. Sorry I missed the decommissioning of her.
Allan, RappET2Jun 1986 – Dec 1989CE
Brown, RandyGSE1Jun 1, 1986 – 1990ENGINEERING
Forton, JohnSH1Aug 1, 1986 – Jan 10, 1990S-3CHECKED ONBOARD AS SH3 LEFT IN 1990 AS SH1. RETIRED IN 1999 AS SHC
Garcia, AndyAug 1, 1986 – Dec 20, 1990CEHey Bitches!
Julian, StanDS3Oct 1986 – Oct 1990CE2 Persian Gulf tours,Gibralter,too many GITMOS,Costa Rica,Hurricane Hugo. Wheres is "BUCK" Harrison? Lisbon Portugal party!! Persian Gulf Mine Watch?CIC coffee club...,CMDR Slocum was the best CO.
Stillwell, EricSTG2Oct 3, 1986 – Jan 1989CAGreat ship. Best command I served on during my six year hitch.
Slade, KirvenGMM2Oct 6, 1986 – Dec 20, 1988CALooking for my old CA buds...
Ayres, Bill profile iconSTG1(SW)Oct 31, 1986 – Oct 12, 2000CAI only remember the good times...And there were a lot of them!!!!!
Daniel, KevinET2Nov 1, 1986 – Apr 30, 1990CE
Chafe, Tom "Doc"HM2Nov 10, 1986 – Feb 20, 1988Had a great time on the O'B, Griff, Smurf, Tony, Bo-Bo, PC Furhman, Doc Wilson, Doc Turner, J-Bird, Moss, Markey,Syzmazek are some of the folks I remember. Drinking beer and playing softball, this Boston kid trying to line dance, the back alley ca
Gelatt, MattBMCM (SW)1987 – 1990Stationed in Manama, Bahrain. Good times on the O'Bannon.
Thomason, TimothyGSM31987 – 1991
Klein, ChrisE-41987 – 1989Deck
Embry, GordonOS41987 – Feb 1991Operations
Dickinson, EdSM3 (SW)1987 – 1992DeckServed as Master Helmsman aboard the O.B., sailing her through Shellback, Bluenose, Suez and Panama Canals, Persian Gulf, around South America, and into drydock.
Ridley, Petesn1987 – 1987deck divisionI miss the obannon started in deck division then struck out for HM learn in sickbay wait for school great ship great shipmates great times will never forget!
Rogers, MarkPNJan 5, 1987 – Jan 5, 1990unknownAny of you guys still alive?
Gagnon, KevinSTG2(SW)Jan 15, 1987 – Jun 17, 1990CALoved the O'Bannon! Like to get in touch with a few people. Don't see any STGs! Come on guys it was an ASW platform!
Meincke, JimE5/DS2Mar 1987 – Nov 13, 1989CFGreat times, great friends! Remember the hot tub on the flight deck, spec op Army helos and Hurricane Hugo!
Hull, RickHT3Mar 17, 1987 – Oct 29, 1990R-Div
Reichart, HalGSM2Apr 1987 – Sep 21, 1990M
Barnett, StevePCSNMay 21, 1987 – Sep 30, 1988Administration I was glad to see it when my old buddy Mark Cheron's Pittsburg Penguins were winning Stanley Cups. I wonder if Mark Haynes in CA selling carpet and if Gagnoin moved back to Myrtle? I have been a school principal for 12 years now.
Reichart, HalGSM2Jun 1987 – Sep 21, 1990\"M\"Think about her all the time.. Still doing turbines, just smaller ones now.. :) www.ericksonaircrane.com . Living in Oregon now.
Long, Skeeterem2Oct 1987 –e
Roberson, Thomas Or TomEW2Nov 1987 – Dec 1990OE
Adams, BrianE-3Nov 12, 1987 – Jan 1991EngineeringI will always remember the times aboard the USS O'Bannon. It was a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget. I just wish I had appreciated it more while I was there.
Woodard, PhilipGMM3Dec 1987 – Jun 1991Sonar

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