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USS Okinawa (LPH 3) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Okinawa (LPH 3). 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 1169 crew members registered for the USS Okinawa (LPH 3).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1962 | 1963 – 1964 | 1965 – 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 | 1973 – 1973 | 1974 – 1975 | 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 | 1991 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Baker, Timothy "Chick" Or "charley"1973 – 1974MedicalWriting for brother. Tim died in 2001. I remember stories he told about his time on the "Oki". I'm unsure of the exact dates. Maybe someone will know & advise. To all his shipmates and firends, I send you a heart-felt thanks you for you
Kurator, JosephHMC1973 – Jan 1974Medical (ships company)Where are all you corpsmen that made me proud of Medical division?
Hughes, DavidETRSN1973 – 1974SERVED ON WESTPAC JUST AFTER WE LEFT DRYDOCK IN LONG BEACH, LEFT SHIP JUST BEFORE IT CAME BACK TO LONG BEACH
Boline, Wayne BoE31973 – 1975BI miss the boat I miss you guys And I miss the PI. It was all good now
Lloyd, DanE51973 – 1976MLots of fond memories abourd the Oki boat. Seeing the ship retired put me in touch with my age. My brothers ship is now a museum in San Diego. Ricky Rocket, Frenchy, Gumby, I'd like to here from you.
Vickers, Michael "Vic"MM31973 – 1976M
Bonner, DavidAC31973 – 1974OI
Ener, Donssgt1973 – 1975combat cargo
McKendrick, Tom MM31973 – 1975Engine RoomService aboard the Okie was a defining moment in a then young mans life. The evacuation of Saigon and the other operations are still remembered. Crazy times and mostly fond memories.
Cucarola, DickDK31973 – 1975SupplyBlew me away her last job was target practice. Pun intended.
McMahan, KennethBMJan 1973 – Sep 5, 19752nd
Rioual, Crazy FrenchyMMFNJan 1973 – May 1976MIt's been a long time since Wes Pac but, i'd like to hear from any of her crew who did 'time' on her. Really would like to hear from anyone that was aboard during 'Eagle Pull' or 'Frequent Wind'.
Krumel, Charles T.MS3Jan 3, 1973 – May 7, 1977SupplyTo this day the best time of my life were the years I served aboard the Tokinawa. Operation Eagle Pull and Frequent Wind in 1975, Australia in 1976, not to mention the many nights in Subic Bay.
Whitecotton, Nelson-E2Jan 3, 1973 – Dec 19, 1975B-DivisionLooking for any of my crew buddies from the USS Okinawa that served with me in Vietnam 1973-1975. Wayne Boline, Pat Hurrell (Gabby) and anyone else that served with me.
Rivera, JimmyBT3Jan 5, 1973 – May 5, 1977dd256nAnyone know of Jimmy Rivera? Please message.
Anglemyer, DougAIRMANJan 15, 1973 – Jan 15, 1976Fuels
Schroder, ScottFNJan 17, 1973 – Nov 11, 1975A -BOATSHOPBEST TIME OF MY LIFE, JUST DIDNT KNOW IT BACK THEN. ANYONE FROM THE BOATSHOP OUT THERE.
Cochrane, Ken "The Preacher"HOSPITAL CORPSMEN 3RD CLASSFeb 1973 – Feb 1977
Bonit, AmadorAMH3Feb 1973 – Nov 1976AIMDMy first and most memorable WESTPAC cruise was onboard the OK.
Mauldin, Thomas WadeE-2Feb 1973 – Dec 1975M-Div. Engineering Dept.I worked in the engine room.. Made two WESPACs and was involved in the Operations, Eagle Pull and Frequent Wind.. Enjoyed time in the PI
Wallace, GuyE4 JOMar 1973 – Oct 10, 1975I ran the first CCTV station and was the editor of the Ship's newspaper and Cruise Books for the Westpacs in 1973-74 and 74-75.
Wallace, GuyJO3Mar 1973 – Oct 10, 1975OEServed on the Oki Boat as the Journalist, ran CCTV, did the ships newspaper when out to sea, and was co-editor of the 1973-74 Cruise Book. Check out the USS Okinawa Facebook page for photos from 1974-1975.
Gasiewicz, PeterLANCE CORPORALMar 1, 1973 – Feb 28, 19743 mar 1/9 H and S weapons companyMan i was young and that was a long time ago but i remember the typhoons at sea, the girls in Subic, evac excercises in Phenom and Siagon off the Phillippine coast. pgasiewicz@usginc.com send a note!!!
Maxwell, RichardMar 10, 1973 – Nov 10, 1975Ranybody from r div. contact me
Warren, CharlesFN-3Mar 16, 1973 – Dec 31, 1974Rold ships dont die they just sail away as same as it's crew I would love to reunite with my old shipmates this my contack number 345 Lori La riverdale ga 30296 770-902-1838 or 770-991-3638 pcheck BRO-WARREN
Buchanan, Kendall "buck"SN/GMMar 17, 1973 – Dec 15, 1975Fox, GI had some really great times with the guys of Fox Div.
Porch, MichaelHM2Mar 22, 1973 – Mar 5, 1975MEDICAL OPERATING ROOM TECH.HEY SGT ENER, CHIEF GARY, HM1 ANDERSON,FISH, TJ AND PEANUTS,ZORN AND RODGER, ALIVE AND WELL IN ARIZONA.
Ryssman, OttoEM2Apr 1973 – May 1975EEnjoyed 2 WESPACs the second included operation Eagle Pull. Good Ship and I learned a lot!
Lacourse, BillEN3Apr 10, 1973 – Sep 10, 1976ABe good to hear from anyone!!
Ener, DonSSGTMay 1973 – Sep 1975Comat CaroI would like to hear from anyone serving in the medical department during this period especially HM1 Anderson or HM2 Fish.
Newton, BrettE4/ICMay 1973 – May 1976Egood times, shocked to see she was sunk
Kelly, JamesRM2May 21, 1973 – Jul 28, 1975CRUSS OKINAWA was my first ship and a good reason why I stayed in and retired as an RMCM ...
Stearns, RichardAO3Jun 1973 – Jul 1976AIMDHave seen names I haven't heard or thought about in many many years. Sorry to hear she was sunk. Life aboard her was living in interesting times.
Wyckoff, DaleRM3Jun 1, 1973 – Jun 18, 19752 Westpacs...Great times
Brown, MartinABF3Jun 1, 1973 – Dec 30, 1975V-4I didn't feel at the time I served on the Okinawa that it would mean so much now as such a big part of my life. I am so proud to have served and so lucky to serve with the great men in my division and others on board.
Menendez, LorenzoABH 3Jul 12, 1973 – Apr 25, 1976V 1Great ship, may she rest in peace. Took part of operation Eagle Pull and Frequent Winds, was in charge of Aircraft Crash and Salvage, we threw a lot of choppers over the side during the operations. I have good memories, had many good friend
Robinson, JerryDK3Jul 14, 1973 – May 26, 1975SupplyHelped run the 1st tv station w/ Guy Wallace. Met alot of great people.
King, ChuckFTG3Aug 1973 – Apr 1975FOXMy brother Gary and I were both in FOX division. Two WestPacs, good friends and good times. Saw Arlan Fosters name and had to sign up!
Riley, NelsonRM3Oct 1973 – Jun 1975CROne of my best experiences of serving on three LPH's. The CR gang was the greatest. and some of the best OPS (Eagle Pull/Freaquent Wind). Also, met my wife then in the PI and still married 33 years later.
King, Carl LeeABF2Oct 21, 1973 – Oct 3, 1975Avaition Boatsmate FuelsI'll never forget all the places we went an saw on her. The rescue of all the refugees after the fall of Saigon and Phnom Pehn was a trip that is burned in my memory forever. After reflecting back she was a pretty good ride.
Leblanc, MikeHM3Nov 1973 – Feb 1974BAS 2/4 Magnificient Bastards FMF 3rdMarDivWhat a cruise, almost hit the sh__ but not. Great Duty while with my grunts. Hong Kong, Olangapo, Taiwan were great liberty. I slept like a baby in sick bay. Fish/Peanuts were a blast We cured beaucoup clap.
Lopez, MartinL/CplNov 1973 – Aug 19742nd Battalion, 4th Marines, H&S Company
Trotter, GregoryAG3Dec 12, 1973 – Apr 16, 1977Operations AerographersMiss John Myrtle, Tony Lirocchi, Mark Smith, Phillip Stricklin, Joe Nelms, Brent Brewster, etc. Miss Olongapo, Manila, Keelung, Taipei, Sydney, Hong Kong, Sasebo, Nagesaki, Pusan, Singapore...even Okinawa! Good friends. Good memories.

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