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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 1173 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 | 1974 – 1975 | 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 | 1991 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Andrada, Steve (Andy)SK21977 – 1979S-1WESTPAC'98 WAS A GREAT TIME. I wasfortunate to make some lasting friendships while onboard.
Mullen, Alvin (Moon)ET3/41977 – 1979Came aboard as an ET3 left as an ET2 to be stationed in Hawaii at the sub base boat house. left the navy as an ET1 in 1981. The Okinawa was my only duty station I've actually missed.
Tesch, JoelRM31977 – Jul 10, 1978CRI was showing my grandson the "Okie Boat" and saw the names of 2 of my best friends while on board. If Joey Gillis and/or Mark Hicks see this, give a shout.
Weissmann, Jimmy (Wiseguy)ABH-31977 – 1981V-3/V-1Hey guys! Looking to touch base w/ any old shipmates. Had some really good times on the ol Oki-boat.
Spatholt, JohnEM1Feb 1977 – Dec 1982best duty I ever had.
Fricke, ScottEN2Feb 1977 – Jun 1980(boat shop)Your first is always the fondest. The "Proud Lady" was my first boat. Lots of good cruises, lots of good friends. Cruise to the IO and Australia in '80. Sorry to see her go.
Robinson, DouglasBM=3Feb 1977 – Jul 5, 1980Deckyeah it's me,, Steamin Puppy D,, still got the Tattoo,,, what a night,,, the tow to to the I. O.,, never for get it,, sure miss you guys,, Packers.. haha Never enough PI ,, Pete Delecruz, Marty Mar,,raul Martinez.. Scotty D.Vance.
Sharpe, VernonBT-3Mar 1977 – Aug 1980B-DIV3 westpacs in 4 yrs, what a ride. we earned oki`s first E. What happened to everyone in B-DIV? REMEMBER Henry Tucker!!!!
Gameway, JohnET2Mar 12, 1977 – Dec 19, 1979OE
Spehar, JeffSN/YNSN/YN3Mar 15, 1977 – Dec 9, 19791ST/K/XWas initially assigned to Deck. Then to K division to rehab Marine spaces, then becaume a YN and assigned to X.
Barker, BrianBM-3Mar 18, 1977 – Jan 3, 1980DECKLIFE WAS NOT GOOD TO ME HAVING TO LIVE ON BOARD 1YR IN DRY DOCK. i THINK THEY DID US WRONG IN THAT SITUATION . CHEIF MADE LIFE SUCK .SOME GOOD TIMES. I GOT OUT AND CAME BACK IN DID 2YRS AT FLEET TRAINING GROUP. MADE BM2
Thomas, MichaelBM3Apr 1977 – Jan 1981I had a great time and met a lot of friends. I miss you guys. I will never forget "Okinawa held hostage 53 days" or "Towed into Battle". Made 2 great West Pacs with many of you guys and enjoyed it a lot. I'm in Houston. email me.
Crosby, Marty (M.l.)BM3Apr 1977 – Jul 1979Combat CargoTime to "FESS up" never nipped a bud, never "SHOT-A-COP" Had a great time living the "OKI" way. MAXed out on "DOYLE" Just ask Dela-cruize from SHI TOWN
Phillips, ChuckHT3Apr 1, 1977 – Jul 22, 1980RFirst ship, great memories, great shipmates, Three cruises, Three captains. Best LPO I ever had hands down HT1 Roque. One of the best FireFighting teams I had the priviledge to battle with (Firecracker team).To all shipmates drop a line.
Parr, MattBOATSWAINMATEApr 4, 1977 – Jan 29, 19812nd , deckgreat place, I see some friends, I made it all the way from long beach dry dock to camel cross roads. My number is 409-951-9875
Gameway, JohnET2Apr 9, 1977 – Nov 20, 1980CEWorked For Chief Warrant Office Ottram. Reported aboard in the shipyards at Long Beach. Made 2 Westpacs. Was the UHF, WSC-3, Weather, And Fathometer tech. Reported Aboard as an ETSN left as an ET2, retired as an ETC.
Lohsl, Raymond (Ray)E 2May 1977 – Aug 1978SK
Rainer, JimboFR-MM2May 1977 – Nov 1982M Div
Andrada, Steve (Andy)SK2Jun 1977 – Jun 1979S-1Had a blast with a bunch of great guys in San diego and on WESTPAC-77-78. Would be great to hear from anyone from the Oki-boat. Just reach me at the 411 (Number is listed.)
Magelssen, TrygveE3/ATJul 1977 – Nov 23, 1980Aviation Bos'n Mate (Hangar Deck) and AIMDI remember the fellowship, mostly good times, and the natural beauty of the ocean, sealife, sunrises, sunsets, and the starry nights. I'm grateful for the experience now. I think my favorite place was Perth. Proud Lady was a Good Seafaring vessel
Tuomisto, JamesIC2Jul 1, 1977 – Feb 1, 1981E WWW.HITECHINSTALL.COMBEST DAMN TIME OF MY LIFE AND DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT. I GOT OUT OF THE NAVY EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED, LOTSA TRAVEL. SOMETIMES I WISH I WAS STILL IN. BEST FRIENDS OF MY LIFE. SEEMS LIKE I KNEW EVERY INCH OF THAT SHIP.
Harrison, DavidMSSNJul 10, 1977 – Jun 25, 1979S-2I served as on of the Ships Bakers on the Proud Lady.
Matias, JohnnyMR2Aug 1977 – Jun 1981AAny former shipmates when I was on board, pls. drop me a line.
Fessler, Chris (Fess)ABH-3Sep 1977 – Feb 1981V-1Where's Chuck Cromer?
Sappington, WinstonAC2Sep 9, 1977 – Jan 3, 1981OCLotta fun, good memories, and especially great bunch of guys to share the good times.
Sherman, RichardMS 3Oct 14, 1977 – Jun 10, 1981mess hall
Chisolm, William D.EN2Oct 28, 1977 – Sep 2, 1980A Gang BoatshopOkinawa was my first ship and was a major learning environment for this Mississippi country boy. Almost left the Navy because of some of the crew. Stayed in and retired as ENCS Chisolm
Chisolm, William D.EN 2Oct 28, 1977 – Sep 2, 1980A GangBoatshop on starboard side of hangar bay.
Brassart, Jim (Brass)BM2Nov 1977 – Feb 1981Deck
Booza, BrianRMSANov 17, 1977 – May 21, 1978CRBoy how time fly's! It's been 31 years.At the time i could'nt wait to get off the BOAT now I wish I could make one more westpac.Would love to take the kids on her and show her off. Like they say "YOU DO'NT KNOW WHAT YOU GOT T
Buckner, CashAA/AMH-3Nov 19, 1977 – Oct 19, 1981V-1 / AIMDFrom Hawaii to Mombassa and 53 days in the IO,I loved it and hated it! Killer time in Pattaya though! Hope all my shipmates are well these days. Anyone who remembers me pls send me a sea-mail, I have the hook at the elevator door!
Breeden, LarryOS2Dec 28, 1977 – Jun 14, 1981OICame on in yards at Long Beach, Made 2 West-Pacs.
Breeden, LarryOS2Dec 29, 1977 – Jun 14, 1981OIThere were some bad times, but mostly very good times. And most of all good friends and memories. I grew up.
Lowes, DougBT31978 – 1981BLooking for anyone with a spare West Pac book-if you have one please give me a call at 619-252-4631 thanks
Westra, Jonathan (Chuck)PH1978 – 1981OPS
Ballem, JpbE-41978 – 1980Comm pltMade 2 floats with HMM165 in 78 and 80. I remember sleeping on the flight deck when the AC died. Also the Iranian thing. I also remember loosing Cpt. J.H. he was a great guy. So the oki fosters 'marine' life again. -jpb
Ramirez, RamiroABH - AK 21978 – 1982V-1 / S-6Had good times on the Old Oki 3. Would like to hear from anyone that worked on the flight deck and or supply div. S6 division. Made 3 west-pacs including going to the Indian Ocean and being close to Iran. Hope to hear from anyone.
Daniels, EdE5/EW1978 – 1982Operations
Carter, MichaelRM2Jan 1978 – Jan 1980CR
Stickley, DonaldOS2Jan 1978 – Aug 4, 1981OperationsOn board from Jan 1977 until Aug 1981 Brothers Ray and Tom also on board Got out in 1981 Earned BS and MS Teaching school in Barstow (21st year) Tom in Barstow area Ray in San Diego area Lots of good memories
Simpson, Ian CrusherABE 3Jan 18, 1978 – Dec 7, 1980Also looking for CHUCK CROMMER. Hows it going DUKES remember Momobasa and Perth. Still alive and kicking.
Hunt, DavidGMGSNFeb 1978 – Dec 1979WEPSDamn fine ship great memories even in bad times What ever happened to GMGSN Jean C. Scott
Dukes, RayABF2Mar 1978 – Mar 1982V4MY RECRUITER WAS RIGHT. I GOT TO SEE HAWAII AND A WHOLE LOT MORE RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL. I MADE SOME GREAT FRIENDS, WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM THEM. I AM PROUD TO HAVE SERVED WITH YOU.
Grover, Baron/lil GangsterLCPLMar 1978 – 1979HMM-165Had some great times sailing on the OKI. Never will forget the fun and the friends. Semper Fi
Stickley, ThomasE-3Mar 1978 – Nov 25, 1980Engineering, Machinist MateIf I had to do it over again. I would do it the same except a few things I would have done different. Had a blast on the ship. Went to work at MCLB Barstow. Firefighter Engineer been at the base for 23 years.
Alfred, Iron MikeABHCMar 24, 1978 – Oct 19, 1984vh1
Dukes, Rayabf2Mar 28, 1978 – Mar 28, 1982v-4
Dumas, JohnPHOTOGRAPHERApr 1978 – Jul 1981AirI loved my time on the "Okie" (Course I had a skate rate) and wish it was still around to take my family on for a visit. I'm looking for my old "Okie" running mate, Ricky Straton. Starsky and Hutch lives on :) John Dumas
Turner, H Leesk3Apr 1978 – Nov 1981supplyThank God that we made it through 3 westpaks
Holloway, MarkJO3Apr 1, 1978 – Jul 18, 1982XI spent over 4 years on the Oki Boat and couldn't wait to get off. Now, some 23 years later, I'd give just about anything to go on yet another WestPac with my friends. Speaking of friends, if you're out there, drop me a line. I'm still
Clemons, SteveDS1Apr 2, 1978 – Jun 7, 1981S-7Jeez what a bucket - USS Brokinawa - loved those JP-5 showers. Heyy Billmore I was around when you were partying it up in the PO too !!!
Olson, KevinE-3 four times, E-1 fiveApr 10, 1978 – Jan 13, 1982OIThank you for your service shipmates. Best bunch of guys anywhere. Czuch, Winston, Shmitty. Hi to "OI" and my second home away from home "Combat Cargo" and then Captain John Sweeney (white over green) and Gunny Moser.
Stickley, Raymond1978Apr 12, 1978 – Jul 12, 1980os
Grimm, DouglasSKMay 1978 – May 1980S1Had a good time on the Oki 3 as well as San Diego. Only made the persian gulf cruise One memory I will never forget was the fire on board while in port. That was a memory I could go without.
Loftus, MarkEM2Jun 1978 – Nov 17, 1980ElectricalComing to the Okinawa was an upgrade (from Guam)! Made the Brokinawa cruise to the I.O. Stored all my WestPac Booty in the storage spaces only to lose them to a fire in September of '80, six weeks before I got out!
Singleton, Curtis BearET-2Jun 1978 – Sep 1982OE
Miller, Dave ( Dj )FTM2Jun 8, 1978 – Oct 1, 1980FoxWestPac78 and IO80, Perth was great, too bad it was Rob and not I or Chris that got the Friend instead of the sisters. Oh, how I wanted to have target practice on a Bear Delta with BPDSMS. Go Okininam!
Delaney, ScottE-3Jun 9, 1978 – Jun 9, 1980AirdaleLooking for Robert"Red"Moncrief, Rick"Killer"Kelly. Charles"Quantas"Cromer and Willy"Sleazel"Thorpe or anybody else that remembers some of the good times we had aboard the "USS Jokinawa"
Richardson, Prince (Money Man)DK2 - DISBURSING CLERKJul 6, 1978 – Jul 17, 1980SupplyThis was the ship on the West Pac.
Freeman, MelLPH 3Aug 1978 – Apr 4, 1982Signal Gang SM23 West Pacs in less than 4 years as the Tripoli blew a boiler and we got a bonus cruise. 53 days at sea during Iran hostage crisis. The Brokinawa, towed into battle. I've blocked out the bad times so I (mostly) have only fond memories.
Jackson, PatOS2Aug 1978 – Jul 1981OICame aboard in San Diego a couple days before that first WestPac in 1978. I left that Subic bar alone and don't remember anything till I woke the next morning.
Eichner, WarrenBMSNAug 1, 1978 – Mar 1981DECKON THE BROKINAWA FROM 1978-1981 2 WEST PACS INCLUDING THE TOW TO THE I.O. HAD A GREAT TIME IN THILAND DID MY LAST "MISSION" IN DEC OF 81 IF YOU REMEMBER OL IKE DROP ME A LINE
Eichner, IkeBMSNAug 1, 1978 – Mar 13, 1981deckHere I am Alive and kicking even if some of you ol mission men didnt think it would happen
Eddy, MichaelSM3Aug 12, 1978 – Jul 10, 1982CommunicationsGood times with the signal gang.Buying a 65 Mustang from Tim Purchase.Locking Mark Hickland in the Bunting room
Shawl, TerryGMG3Aug 14, 1978 – Aug 28, 1982WeaponsSpent 2 westpacs on the ole Lady and enjoyed every bit of it.
Branton, RodneyABH3Sep 1978 – Jul 1979V-1One West Pac 78-79, More time in Japan than expected and less time in P. I. than expected.
Bramer, SteveL/CPLSep 1978 – Apr 9, 1979BLT 3/3 H&S Comm Plt.I served on her twice and enjoyed it. I was on her twice with the first I worked on mess duty and the second on Laundry. I also worked in the Message center during the Iranian hostage crisis. I still miss that ole girl. To bad she is gone for good.
Dennis, RickL/CPLSep 1978 – Apr 1979BLT 3/3 H&S Comm/combat cargoI had more fun being attached to the ship I bet than any of my platoon mates who had to go play in the mud and snow.
OShea, Tim (Foghorn)ABH2Sep 20, 1978 – Mar 15, 1982V13 Westpac's total with the likes of Killer Kelly, PBD, Delaney, Quantas, Pup, Radar, Willy, Nabes, Dukes and the list goes on. Always seemed to be in Iron Mike's doghouse. Good times with no regrets. I would like to hear from Everyone!
Bauer, JohnASE-3Nov 18, 1978 – May 14, 1981AIMDI started out in V-3 working the hanger deck "happy valley." Then switched to AIMD working support equipment. I made two and a half WestPacs, at the time they seemed to last forever. I ended up on Kauai, Barking Sands. Greetings to al

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