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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
Fitz, RichardFC31988 – 1991CSI grew up on the OB. Prepared me for life. Miss her somtimes. SCFC Parker, thanks. Ormon, Dot, Bob H., Bob Y., I'm outa Denver. Call me. Now I'm a Prodject Mang. for a Oilfield CO. in the Rcky. Mtn west and doing well. To the rest Rock'on.
Bayless, Matthew1988 – 1993Loved the O'B -- Had a lot of fun in South America and the Islands
Blair, StuartSTG11988 – 1992
Russell, Williamew2Feb 8, 1988 – Mar 15, 1991oeo2
Thibodeaux, ScottSM3 (SW)Mar 1, 1988 – Jan 2, 1992Ops
Addington, EricRM2May 1988 – Jul 1992OPShad a ball on the OB. Miss my drinking buddies though, Red, Kania, Pat, send me an email if you remember the times.
Gatlin, JamesAB3Jun 1988 – Mar 1992IM HIS SON AND I JUST WANTED HIM TO BE APART OF THE ROSTER.
Keathley, OrmonFCJun 1988 – Jul 1990FC4I am married and have 3 children
Addington, EricRM/RM3Jun 20, 1988 – Dec 14, 1991OperationsMy very first ship when joining the Navy. Had many good times on board. I will never forget the Unitas Cruise.
Welch, DavidJul 1988 – Jul 1991NXDid the sickbay thing....Persian Excursion "89
Welch, DavidJul 25, 1988 – Jul 27, 1991NXworked in Sickbay and deck....
Powell, PatrickAug 1988 – Oct 2001
Paxton, DaveSM3Aug 1988 – Aug 1992operationsi enjoyed my time serving with the crew of the ob i was sorry my time on board was cut short due to my getting cancer in 1992 i would love to hear from some of you guys
Wright, DennisE5Aug 1, 1988 – Oct 1991HT
Darnell, Grady DarnellGMC(SW)Sep 1988 – May 1993COHey Ya'll
Waldon, RonaldOS3Sep 1988 – Apr 1992OP'sSomeone tell Fitz his camera's "back there" I still laugh 'bout that.
McKinley, BenEWSN/EW3Nov 14, 1988 – Mar 16, 1990OWEWC Sanderlin, EW2 William Russell, EW2 Robertson, EW3 Mike King, EW3 Trey Fowler, EW3 Nelson
McKinley, BenEWSN/ EW3 (NOW CTTCS(SW))Nov 17, 1988 – Mar 10, 1990OWENS. Wichard, EWC Sanderlin, EW2 William Russell, EW3 Mike King, EW3 Trey Fowler, EW3 Nelson, to name a few of the division. DC3 High (Pope), OS1 Sanchez, OS1 Mailman, OSSN Kelsch, RM3 Brown, OS3 Jones- Great ship. Great crew!!!
Roman, MikeCTM2Dec 17, 1988 – Mar 31, 1989OperationGreat crew to be associated with. I was TAD to the ship as part of the CT detachment while we were in the Gulf. Many long hours were spent playing cards with Rob Hendrickson CTO2. Good deployment
Wentworth, CoryFC2(SW)1989 – 1994CFFCC now Ready to retire in Maine
Wrigley, RonATCS1989 – 1990Air DetCruised to the Persian Gulf with HSL-34 Det 6 as an AT1. The O'Bannon rocked! Great crew ... great ship!
Shell, DavidSTG21989 – 1990
McAdams, James/ JimmyE-5/FC 21989 – Sep 23, 1993CF
Stephan, JasonEW31989 – 1992Operations
Miller, MarkGMM31989 – 1989weaponswasnt on her long, also came aboard shortly after initial duty. left my hat under the cooper river bridge, and she brought me safe to port after hurricane hugo. Came to her from the decommisioning of the USS Koelsch.
Chuck, WheelerEN31989 – 1992A-GANGHave alot of fun memories during UNITAS XXXII among other places I've been aboard the USS O'BANNON...you can find me on facebook
Holtsberry, RobOS3Jan 1, 1989 – Jul 2, 1990OpsDroid, Pease, McGrath, Smitty, Mailman. Still think of the Persian Gulf 1989 and Hurricane Hugo. VP at Evergreen Helicopters. Still supporting the USN.
Tohill, TomSTG 2Feb 1, 1989 – Jun 1, 1993
Fernandez, MannyGMG3Mar 7, 1989 – Aug 6, 1992I would do it all over again! I miss the O'B. (Persian Gulf 89', Unitas 91', Baltic OPS 92')
Andrews, LavonPN3Mar 9, 1989 – Jul 31, 1992NX
Ford, RodneyBM3Apr 1989 – Sep 19911st DeckI served as a BM while on O'Bannon. There is a comment on here from James Gatlin's son and I would like to know if he is ok. Hope to get in touch with more shipmates soon.
Winslett, VinceSTG1(SW)Apr 2, 1989 – Nov 30, 1990CA
Chastain, RexET2(SW)Jun 1989 – Jun 1992CEUNITAS XXXII nothing better unless the islands. Where ya at Jeff and Kaz, Chief Lassiter. Retired in "02 from the SEABEES, what a different world. See the names and remember yall. Miss the old girl.
Bilal, Al-samadTM3Jun 17, 1989 – Aug 2, 1992Combat SystemsOMG, I miss my OB fam! Brown, Powell, Florence, Smitty, Johnson, Rockjaw, DC2 High, Dorsey, BDK, PC, Tyler, Chuck Veney, Heyward, Haygood, Michael Loving, Whooten...I'm in Raleigh, NC-still talking bout the Unitas!
Singleterry, LupeET2Jul 8, 1989 – Sep 12, 1992csgreetings everyone, hope everyone is doing good. Medical discharge from corpus christi. Am back in Okla.
Pontieri, PatrickYNC(SW)Aug 1989 – May 1992NXHad a great time. Miss a lot of the old crew. Still in Charleston working with N. Chasn. PD as a sergeant.
Wilkes, Done-3Aug 9, 1989 – Apr 14, 1991Deck Yo just sending this out to all the fella's that i meet while on the Big O Paul Nunez, Avery, Brown MS type, J-dub, Perry,Patrick Dale,Dorsey,loving,Ware, Malcolm Brown,Wise, Broome,and last but not least f-book Jones
Fagala, Paul (Ej)DS2Sep 13, 1989 – Mar 10, 1994CEFunny thing I only seem to remember the good times and great people and how fast 5 years of my life went by. I am still in Charleston working as a program manager and have ran into a few past ship mates now and again.
Gelatt, MatthewBMC(SW)SSep 15, 1989 – Sep 1, 1992FirstGreat Ship and Great Shipmates. Lots of great memories in the Chiefs Mess. Would like to get in touch with some old shipmates.
Carbone, PatrickGSMCOct 13, 1989 – Jun 3, 1993MPLOTS OF CHALLENGES AND GOOD TIMES, RETIRED, NOW IN MEMPHIS TN. SERVED WITH A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE, LOST A GOOD SHIPMATE TO THE COLE BOMBING. HOPE MY FRIENDS ARE DOING GOOD.
Troxell, AdamFCCS(SW)Oct 18, 1989 – Nov 21, 1993CFI miss OB and all the FC gang. Great group of guys! The best division I ever knew. Lots of memories from her and all the time at sea. UNITAS 91, BALTOPS 92 and all the time at GITMO.
Scott, KarlET3Nov 1989 – Jan 1991Combat SystemsMy time was short on the O'Bannon (my 2nd ship) due to a car accident and suffering a broken femur. But...sure do have good memories of the crew! Quite a few of us came from the Sellers after we decommissioned her.
Chess, KyleEM 3Nov 1989 – Jul 1992ENG/ElectricalI got my shellback and bluenose on the OB. I will always remember her and my shipmates.
Dorsey, Silvestere-3Nov 1, 1989 – Jul 17, 1993electricainhad a ball on the o'b!!! rm3 godwin,yn3malcolm brown,and anyone else who wants to hola at ya boy.me email address is d.silvester@yahoo.com
Brown, Malcolm Aka ShodawgYn3Nov 11, 1989 – Aug 2, 1993personnelLooking for old shipmates
Connally, ChristopherPN3Nov 11, 1989 – Mar 6, 1993executiveStumbled on this site, see a lot of familiar names. Recently moved back to Dallas. Ended up getting married and stayed in Charleston for 20 years. Miss it already and still think about my Navy days occasionally.
Peterson, MarkFC2Dec 1989 – 1993cSF4
Moore, KenFC2Dec 9, 1989 – May 9, 1993Combat
Goodwin, KevinRM3Dec 25, 1989 – May 10, 1994rm3 anyone remember me, popcorn, rockjaw,darryl colmes, mike colvin, aaron norris aka p.c. whats up eric addington i remember you like yesterday, still got that spiked hair? i still think about the unitas cruise, had a complete blast!

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