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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
Grimes, RobertSTG31990 – 1992
Swinehart, JerryMS11990 – 1992
Darnell, WayneSTG31990 – 1992Combat Systems
Hedlund, Robertrm11990 – 1992oc divisionjust found this sight. glad to see some names i know. had a great time while on board. the unitas was great. you can reach me at red_one_seven@yahoo.com
Warner, ChadIC2Jan 1990 – Mar 1995Combat Electronics5 years was a long time on one ship, but it was very rewarding. We had some enviable deployments. Unitas 32, 1991 and Baltic Operations were the most notable. I am proud to have served aboard a great ship.
Blond, MikeE6/GSE1Jan 15, 1990 – May 15, 1993EngineeringGood Times, Unitas and Baltops.
Laster, KeithE-7 / ETC (SW)Feb 1990 – Jun 30, 1993CSE1 / R4
Smith, H. LeeCWO4Feb 1, 1990 – Nov 15, 1992OI - OPSCICO - Great Division.... UNITAS XXXII .....BALTOPS
Del Olmo, JoseMAC(SW/AW)Mar 1990 – Apr 4, 1995A-Gang
Toohey, GeneGMC(SW)Mar 1990 – Jun 1994CAThe O'B was a good time. Loved UNITAS XXXII. Where is Jim Metzger at? I see Matt Gelatt, what's happening? Hey Corey Wentworth! In Denver, CO now all happy and retired!
Spohn, JerryBM1(SW)Mar 16, 1990 – Mar 22, 19951stwould like to say hi to all that i worked with there was alot of good people i will miss the gray machine she was a good ship contact me at navret1977@yahoo.com
Snow, TonySTG2Mar 20, 1990 – Jul 27, 1993CA
Bilyeu, MarkSK2 NOW SKC(SW)Apr 1990 – Aug 1991S-1Great Crew, but should have been renamed the O'broken.
Compton, RichardMS 3Apr 4, 1990 – Jan 3, 1993supplyIt was the best time of my naval career, worked with some great guys and had more fun than one should have, i'm still enjoying the times we had both on and off the ship. Hope all are doing good. Stay in touch.
Mawhinney, Scott MoeENCMay 1990 – Jul 1995A GANGI cant believe its been 17 years since I left her
Grief, JosephGSM3May 30, 1990 – Oct 2, 1993M
Shields, BobCDRJun 1990 – May 1992COI greatly enjoyed my tour in USS O'BANNON. She had a superb crew, and we had a great cruise around South America on UNITAS XXXII. Fun seeing the comments of former shipmates in this web page. I attended her decom in August 2005. Sad day.
Webster, Geraldbm3Jun 19, 1990 – Jun 19, 19941st Division
Parnell, DocHM1 / HMCAug 1, 1990 – Sep 1, 1993med
Banister, Stepehen "punky"BM3Aug 1, 1990 – Sep 15, 1992operationsI live in S. Carolina as a police officer. I still talk about Unitas and the Russia trip. Dont miss the Navy but would like to talk back with yuh. vegas336@bellsouth.net
Spires, RamdallGM2 (SW)Sep 10, 1990 – Oct 15, 1995CSG1Was my first ship, and it was great alot of cruises and alot og great times.
Whalen, SteveRM3Oct 10, 1990 – Mar 21, 1994OperationsWow pretty cool to see a few of you guys on here. Man have to say had a great time while on the Obannon. Would do it all over again. Probably would have signed up for another 4 years if I could go back in time.
Zia, GregorysnNov 1, 1990 – Feb 1, 1992deck
Carter Jr, LelandIC3(SW)Dec 1, 1990 – Dec 1, 1994CSE4To all my Brothers, Miss you Guys!
Fluegeman, Mike (Frog)EN3Dec 8, 1990 – Dec 8, 1995The one and only A-GANGwhat's up crew A look of good times to go with the bad But I enjoyed very bit of it drop a E-mail let me know whats up
Comer, RichardDS1(SW)1991 – 1994
McIntyre, EdEMCS1991 – 1995
Shaw, TonyDC2(SW)1991 – 1994R
Stone, Kevin "Stoner"STG-31991 – 1992CA
Cauthen, JohnDC2(SW)1991 – 1994Engineering-Repair (Damage Control)She was really a great gal. Had the best times of my life aboard her. I was really saddened to hear she was sunk. I became a shellback and a bluenose aboard her.
Smith, BobbyDS2(SW)1991 – 1996Combat Electronics (CE Division)First and only ship! Great times, Great cruises, Great memories!! Unitas/Baltops/Gulf ... Miss the friendships!!
Schott, MikeET31991 – 1991TAD (Unitas XXXII)Thanks for the ride! Great time hang'in in the radio rm when aboard. I got to watch her in action, when I was riding the foreign ships, competing in the War games. Great ship! Great crew! Awesome times!
Hicks, Richard profile iconGMMSA1991 – Apr 3, 1993Combat Systems
Leonguerrero, VinceFC3Jan 20, 1991 – May 20, 1993CA
Smith, PaulFC2Feb 1991 – 1996CFCaught her during Unitas in ' 91, great times! Made the Baltops in ' 92, went to C school and lo and behold got orders back to her while she was in the ship yards in Charleston and then made the trip to the Persian Gulf. NSSMS.
Crane, ScottE-5(SW)Feb 21, 1991 – May 15, 1996A-GangHad a great time on the O-Broken. Shell Back, Blue Nose and the Ditch. Dry dock in Charleston was great.
Moriarty, MoeHM2 (FMF)Mar 1991 – Feb 5, 1995RHey everybody..DC2 Moe, now HM2(FMF). I am now in the reserves with 3/25 Marines Kilo Infantry Company as a combat corpsman. I have just returned from Iraq...got blowed up twice and recieved a Purple Heart...how things change. Take care!!!
Owen, Buck (Opie)PN3Mar 1991 – Oct 1994Deck/XHey ya'll....I was talking online with Plant, Tim Jones and Asher. Miss the guys but not the Navy. Unitas 32-91 and Baltops were good times. Look for me on Facebook or send me an Email
Barnes, MikeMS2Mar 3, 1991 – Mar 20, 1995SupplyMost fun I've had in the navy. Retired and still in Charleston
Ball, AllanSK3Mar 15, 1991 – Jan 10, 1994SUPPLY
Klumper, GreggEN3May 1991 – Sep 1992A GANG!!!Good memories from serving on a good ol' ship. Sad to know she's gone.
Plummer, DavidSM3May 1, 1991 – Jul 12, 1993OperationsWish I could go back and do it all over again.
Beehler, MarvinQM1 (SW)May 1, 1991 – Nov 10, 1993NavigationHey Guys, Its good to see you all but still looking for a few people. Remember HT1 Mike Hall and EW1 Calvin Hummel. If you guys are still around I'm in Haarford county Maryland and on military.com.
Ard, RonGSMCJun 1991 – Dec 1995MLong since retired, and moved back to Charleston SC. Had lots of fun on the Old Can alot of memories I will never forget. Thanks to everyone for the memories.
Jones, TimE4/BM3Jun 10, 1991 – Feb 28, 19951stGreat ship, lots of good people and great memories. I'll never forget the UNITAS 32 cruise, what a blast. I am currenly employed with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers in Pittsburgh,Pa. tj2431@verizon.net
Plant, Jackson profile iconCTR1(SW)Jul 1, 1991 – Feb 15, 1994NXI was QM3 Plant and this was one the best tours in the Navy. I enjoyed the trips to South America to Russia and Scotland, and the friendships. God bless.
Plant, Jackson PlantQM3Jul 3, 1991 – Feb 1, 1994NXGreat ship, I miss it alot. I am getting ready to retire in May 2008. I am a CTR1(SW) and I miss all the guys, such as QM1 Beehler, Earnest, QM2 Charles ect.
Hicks, Richard "rick"GMMSNAug 1991 – Apr 3, 1993Combat Systemshey yall, i see some names that i remeber. how are you doing Gene Toohey? I also remeber UNITAS 32, great people, great ship. if yall remeber drop me an email would enjoy hearing from you. especially you frog.
Earnest, MichaelQM2/QM1(SW)Sep 1991 – Dec 1996XN/ON01/NX Depended on who the was...Good ship, should have stayed aboard another 5 years, Naval Academy was cool, but rest of my career sucked!
Medendorp, CraigGSM2Sep 1991 – May 1995MER1Hello all.
Bowman, BowmanDeck SNSep 1991 – Sep 1994DeckWhaddup Shipmates! I enjoyed my time aboard during Unitas! Loved Russia Sweden, Especially Germany!! (4 FLOORS! LOL!) Shoulda done 4 more! Good luck everyone! Anchors Aweigh!
Cox, WayneGSE3Oct 1991 – Jun 1994EngineeringGood times, but some people I could care less about ever seeing again. UNITAS 32 and Baltops. Great tours.
Flowers, JasonRM3Oct 1991 – Aug 1993opswhat's up guys. what's up Patrick Allen Powell. South America was great so was Baltic Ops. Miss u all
Rouse, HarryE-4Oct 16, 1991 – Oct 16, 1996OD01What a great ship and crew. Still Can't remember all Rio de Janero but do remember Russia though
Laws, MichaelSH@Oct 26, 1991 – May 26, 1993S-3Best ship that I ever had the privlage to have served on. Best part was the Baltops 92 and pulling into Russia. Would love to hear from anyone that served on her during that time especially anyone from supply department.
Quillen, RogerRM3Dec 1991 – Jun 1994OC
Madewell, RogerSTG3Dec 13, 1991 – Mar 17, 1993CAGreat 1st Command! I met alot of good squids!!!! Hope everyone is well and enjoying life!
Wolaver, JamesET2Dec 14, 1991 – Nov 1, 1995CSE1My first and best ship. Steel beach every Sunday! I still remember the shock coming to the mess decks one evening and finding the CO playing Maitre D on the mess decks and being served steak and lobster by the DCO.
Tatro, PaulBM2Dec 21, 1991 – Jan 10, 1994ODO1

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