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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Ahlborg, BillSK21982 – 1986S1 S6I had a blast onboard the Oki. I was saddened to hear she was sunk. wes-pac 84&85 are two experiences I will never forget and had some good friends. Looking for Art Amaya and Brian Patten. email me wmahlb@aol.com if you know of them.
Latham, A.R.EM31982 – 1985
Butler, ScottDPSN1982 – 1984S7After getting to the ship I remember being SO GLAD I chose a rate with AIR CONDITIONING... couldn't figure out why all of the other divisions hated us. Oh yea, because we had A/C! Nothing like being on sea duty and living in OKI CITY
Goodwin, Johne-31982 – 1985supplyone heck of a bunch of guys
Sewell, AndreICJan 1982 – Jan 1987ELECTRONICSSpent some good years on the Brokinawa. I remember several great friends I made. All have moved on to different lives, but will never be forgotten.
Vaber, MichaelABH3Jan 1982 – Aug 1985V-1
Silbor, JohnQM2Jan 1982 – Dec 1984NavWESTPAC w/ QMC Cormier, Probert, Stewart, Verbanic, Blanchard, Avila, Pinterics, Charlie,
Michael, RodneyOS3Jan 1982 – Aug 1985OperationsI have seen a few guys on here that I served with. I hope you all have had great and happy lives. Johnny, Bruce, John. What's up after 32 years?
Potts, Alfred WayneBT2Jan 2, 1982 – Sep 18, 1987BThe best time of my Life. "B"and "M" Division was the greatest. We Worked Hard and we Played Hard!!! To all, I will Remmeber you forever God Bless and take care Wayne Potts.
Macgillivray, BrianSR-SN/ET STRIKERJan 10, 1982 – Jul 8, 1984OEJoined the ship out of boot camp and struck for ET. I worked in the Radar shop, surface search and SPA-8s, 25s. I am now ETCS with retirement in August. Great ship, interesting times for the Navy.
Jones, Dwightms2Mar 8, 1982 – Jun 1985s2 food serviceI miss all of my friends. Especially the one that kept me out of trouble in A school and on the OKI-3. Sometimes I run across one of you in Hampton Roads. I grew up on that ship!!
Erens, RichardPFCMar 15, 1982 – Apr 30, 19821st Marine 3rd Battalion 5th MarinesPohang South Korea Operation Team Spirit
Pollard, JohnHMC(SW/PJ)Apr 1, 1982 – Apr 1, 1985H I made Chief after I left the ship.
Fleming, Curtisnon designatedMay 1982 – Mar 1992V1Had a great time during both tours. First tour on hangar and flight deck. Second tour in HDC. worked with alot of great people!
Ahlborg, BillSK2Jun 1, 1982 – Jun 1, 1986SupplyLooking back I had a great time on the ol' Oki boat. Look me up on FB and friend me if you want. Bill Ahlborg in Superior Wi Hoping everyone is doing well now that we are getting older. Best of luck shipmates... Bill
Franklin, DarnellDP3Aug 1982 – Jun 1984S7 Data ProcessingGreat times and great crew members
Reynolds, RickyABH3Oct 1982 – Jul 1985V1Still miss the excitement of the flight deck at times and had the priviledge to work with some great crew members. Since then I did National Guard as a front line medic, Army Reserve, Desert Storm Active.
Reed, HermanGMGSNNov 1982 – 1986Fox
Williams, TerryRM2Nov 1, 1982 – Sep 15, 1986CommunicationHello to all the shipmates that served onboard with me.
Zappia, RobertIC2Nov 1, 1982 – Nov 1, 1986ICJust saying hey to all of the E-div guy's! Had many good times with most of ya's! Hope all is well with ya's. Good Ole Chez. I'm in Good Ole Tennessee, have a beautifull family, God has truley blessed me!!! Hope to hear from
Johnston, WilliamASM2Nov 14, 1982 – Sep 1984AIMDMet some great people on board and had a fun time on WestPac 84. I haven't been on board for nearly 20 years, but it bothers me she is gone.
Armstrong, CurtisMMFNDec 1982 – Aug 1985Engineering
Harris, MichaelSM2Dec 31, 1982 – Jul 1, 1986CV
Hargrave, MalcolmRM21983 – 1985COMMUNICATIONS
Young, JayAN1983 – 1984V-3,V-1,ArmoryThis was my first ship. Learned alot,and made alot of friends. Anyone remember Curtis Fleming, Joe Hoypt.
Reed, RickIC31983 – Sep 9, 1985E2 interior communications electricianYears Have wrapped themselves over us, the ship now lies at the bottom of the ocean. However, .I routinely recall there names IC2 Zappia, IC1 White,IC2 Claremont, IC3 sewell,IC3 Deconzo, IC3 Delgado. Hello again guys.
Reed, HermanGMGSN1983 – 1987Weapons
Morris, MarvinSK31983 – 1985Supply
Echevarria, Javier (Ech)ABH 3Feb 1983 – Feb 1986V-3 V-1Hey Surf do you remembor me? I really miss those days somtimes. I am also looking for Todd Liverseed or anyone from crash and salvage.
Calkins, John JjABHANFeb 1983 – Jan 1986air deptLooking For Lloyd Lawson
Stewart, WalterMS3Feb 1983 – 1985MESS SpecialistYes I am looking for a buddy who helped me get through a rough time
Trest, EddieEW2Feb 22, 1983 – Jun 22, 1986OWHello to all my old shipmates. I would love to hear from all of you. Eddie Trest
Carpenter, Edward / EdBM2Mar 21, 1983 –wEAPONS/ DECKHAD A GREAT TIME ON BOARD THAT SHIP, MEET A LOT OF PEOPLE AND LEARNED A HELL OF A LOT, KIND OF SADDEN ME THAT THEY BLEW HER UP BUT I GUESS IT HAD TO BE DONE FOR PROGRESS. THE OLD OKI-BOAT.
Geibe, RodneySM2Apr 1983 – Dec 1986CVThis was my first ship in the navy. I had alot of good times onboard.
Paisley, RichardAT1 (AW/SW)Apr 1983 – Mar 1986AIMDalso served second tour on her from 1990-1992, so loved serving on her the first time. The Desert Shield/Desert Storm cruise was exhausting but she did the Navy proud as did my shipmates! Such a sad ending to a great ship. Like to hear from anyone.
Lindsey, TimothyBT1/BTCApr 1983 – Jul 1989B2nd tour on the Oki-Boat. Great times and great People. Definetely miss the great bunch I worked with. Retired from Navy in 1994.
Peine, WilliamABH3Apr 15, 1983 – Feb 13, 1987V-1
Carpenter, Edward / EdBM2Apr 17, 1983 – Oct 7, 1987DECKServed 4 and a half years on the oki boat, served with some great people. I also remember the good football games against the airdales those was good times, so is this reunion in august a done deal or is it just a a certain time frame,
Sterner, JamesMS3May 1983 – Aug 1985supplyonly thru the eyes of a cook could i see the happy and smiling faces of the crew each morning. was an interesting adventure. e-mail address : fromtwonky@yahoo.com
Kramer, BoydASH2May 1983 – Jun 1986Im4Im1 training and manpower, and im4 support equipment shop
Laughman, LarryABH3May 1, 1983 – Mar 1, 1986V-1Looking for old shipmates. Tod Liverseed, Delgoto, Mike Krause.
Hacker, BrianabhanMay 12, 1983 – Oct 19, 1984v-3This was my frist ship had alot of good times , west pac cruise was a blast !!!!
Ellrodt, LesRM2 ITC(SW) RETJun 1983 – Nov 1986OCMy first ship. First deployments to the western pacific. Great times good people.
Johnson, ErnieOS2Jun 29, 1983 – Jun 29, 1987OIGreat Times except for the time I had to be the wog queen for OI Division. Glad I didn't win.
Amaya, ArtSK2Jul 15, 1983 – Jan 12, 1988Stock Control/GSK
Clark, TerryCWO3Aug 1983 – Dec 1986DCA/SMMOMy 5th deck and 1st amphib. I'm still proud of the ingenuity of A,E&R in figuring out the problem with the foam stations. And the entire crew for being the first LPH to pass Conflag during RefTra 86. Retired in 93
Karlowsky, Russell "ski"BMSNSep 8, 1983 – Jun 3, 1986DeckAnyone remember when...... send me a email and we can remember
Kalbfleisch, William/bill "flash"LI3Oct 7, 1983 – May 31, 1986ADMINWow, just found this website and had to sign up. Haze gray and underway, 2 West-Pac deployments aboard the "OKI". I see SM2 Creagar on here, my old ramblin buddy. Would like to hear from LI2 Pat McCoy (naaaathin) MS3 Melvin J. Paul
Scarborough, KevinABH2Oct 10, 1983 – Jul 11, 1987v1
Snow, Arlie (Snowman)RM 2Dec 10, 1983 – May 20, 1988COMMUNICATIONSHad alot of fun. hello to everyone in the radio dept as well as the signalmen. The stories that could be told. Came back home to mount vernon ohio after leaving and have not left yet.
Delgado, MauroAR- ICDec 14, 1983 – May 25, 1989V-3, V-1, EThis is where I started my career. Met some good people. Still keep in touch with Santiago Casas, and Roland Tey. Arthur "Chico" Rodriguez- call me, my number has not changed. Art Amaya, reply to my email. To everyone else- what's up?

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