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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 1166 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
Waldman, DougEN31984 – 1987A-GANGITS BEEN LIKE AN ETERNITY SINCE SERVING ON BOARD.THE MEMORIES ARE STILL LIKE I WAS STILL ON BOARD .3 WEST PACS' AND MANY GREAT TIMES MAKE IT HARD TO BELIEVE SHES ON THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN,GO SHELLBACKS.BLESS HER.
Custer, DougAK21984 – 1987S-6 A I M DThree cruses in three years, so much time at sea
Seaman, JohnGS12 P.A.C.E INST.1984 –West Pac 1984
Coney, KevinBM1(SW)1984 – 1986Deck
Outlaw, VirgilYN31984 –Admin
Outlaw, VirgilYNSN1984 –Admin
Kolakowski, RichardRM21984 – 1988Communications
Tyler, RayE-4/ABF-31984 – 1988V-4Good memories. I'll always think about you guys, where we went and what we did.
Myers, BrianBM31984 – 1988DeckMade some great memories with a great bunch of guys.
Ross, ChristopherABH 31984 – 1988V1hey good people it been a long time since i have seen some of these names, i had some good times on board the USS Okinawa. V-1 div hit me up at wildcats201304@gmail.com
Ratulowski, RobertBm21984 – 1989DeckWhats up deck apes, been along time. Just spoke with Hawkins today. Looking foward to next years reunion. I see some names i recognize in the site. Anyone in touch with Darren Wallace I'd love to talk with him.
Moore, RobMM 21984 – 1988M
Lapeer, Al ( Smurf )ABF2Jan 2, 1984 – May 25, 1987V-4JP-5 Pumproom Supervisor, had a great time and grew up quite a bit. A big HEY to all my old shipmates.
Davis, CarlABH3Jan 5, 1984 – Jan 26, 1986V-1Loved the ship and all the guys I served with, Lets all try to get Air Dept together by email. Maybe we can try to have a reunion later. Anybody remember the CO's Name? carl.davis@usnbgtmo.navy.mil
Ebbe, CharlesBMSNJan 8, 1984 – Jul 3, 1985FirstMy Third Ship and last Tour in the Navy. Mine-sweeped the Sea of Japan and most of the Pacific Ocean. Anybody out there remember me E-mail me and will talk about the adventures we had!
O'donnell, PeterPN3Feb 1984 – May 1987
Brehm, Robert (Unit 2)BT3Feb 1, 1984 – Jun 30, 1986B I have'nt seen anyone from the Oki boat in years, except for my brother frank (unit 1) from E divison. Sur would like to hear from my old friends. Guys like Fast Eddie Solomom, Weasle, Bo, etc. (906) 322-3814
Kubrycht, CarlAN/AMS3Feb 14, 1984 – Jan 17, 1987V-3/V-1/AIMDI miss the old Oki boat and all the guys from Air Dept. and AIMD. Had the best time in the Navy as a crew member. I can't believe she at the bottom of the sea as some reef.
Blanchard, Johnny (Rebel)(reb)QM-4Mar 4, 1984 – Mar 4, 1988DECK / NAVIGATIONI WAS QM WHEN I GOT OUT. PINTERICS,LACHMAN,URBAN,CHEIF DERFLINGER,ETC.WE HAD THEM CRAZY ASS FOOLS ABOVE US ON THE SIGNAL BRIDGE!! HEY,DOES ANYONE REMEMBER WHEN BOB HOPE AND "I DREAM OF GENIE" DID OUR SHIP IN THE PERSION GULF!! I STILLDO P
Renteria, RicardoE-5/HM2Apr 1984 –MedicalServed aboard with Surgical Support Team 5 from Oakland, California. Best naval experience of my career. Became a Shellback on the west pac. Memories that will never be taken away. Visited Hawaii, Singapore, PI, Hong Kong.
Blanchard, Johnny (Rebel)(reb)QM3Apr 4, 1984 – Feb 5, 1988NAVIGATION
Blanchard, Johnny (Rebel)(reb)QM-3Apr 4, 1984 – Feb 2, 1988DECK /NAV
Bowman, ShawnHT3Apr 15, 1984 – Apr 16, 1988RBENAFLY, FRED JENKINS, IKE AND RICH HALL, FOUGHTY, MOSES AND MCKEEVER, ERIC CLEGG, DAVENPORT, JOE MEANEY, ANDRE SEWELL???, REESE HARTMAN, MIKE ODONNELL, MIKE KESANEN WHERE THE F**K IS EVERYONE ?
Artis, BarryBM3May 1, 1984 – May 5, 19901stHad great times onboard!!, she was my first ship and the best so far. I'm a BMC now and can honestly say, I've not had a better tour anywhere since then and I also hope they re-name another ship after her.
Platt, BruceE-3 MSJun 1984 – Aug 1986I HAD A LOT OF FUN IN ALL THE PORTS EXPECIALLY IN AUSTRIALIA.LOOKING FOR ANY COOKS THAT I KNEW DURING MY TIME AT SEA
Simms, DavidYN3Jun 1984 – Mar 13, 1988DECK/ADMIN/ENGI had a lot of great times, met a lot of great people, some of whom I still keep in touch with. Lot of fun, lot of late nights and early mornings and a lot of parting. Hated the Gulf
Lee, Charles (Tex)E3Jun 11, 1984 – Jul 24, 1986Mess managementThanks for the time I had being on the Okinawa it was the best time for a young mans life. I saw so much, experienced too much, but it gave me the tools to make me who I am today. To all my brothers in arms much love !
Lewis, EugeneseamanJul 9, 1984 –deck\
Sabiston, Noel "sabby"DS 1Aug 1984 – Jan 3, 1989S-7 SupplyHello to ALL OKI Shipmates! A special Hello to the guys in S-7, HARE-BALL, HERBIE, Big PRICE and Little Price, Graham, Rich, Rudy. Also to the others like TITS, LEROY, Mr DAVIS, Mr Payne, Larry and more! Email (sabiston@fit.edu) LATER GUYS!
Sepulveda, Robert J.ABH3Sep 1984 – Feb 8, 1988Air / V-1
Renick, JoeBM3Sep 1984 – Apr 1987DECKI can't believe I didn't look this site up sooner. Had a blast on the Oki. Great Memories, The PI, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc. If any shipmates make it to St. Louis give me a ring and we'll pound a few cold ones like we used to
Meaney, JoeDC3Nov 1984 – Apr 1988RIT WAS GREAT SEEING THE WORLD ON 3 WESTPACS. MET A LOT OF INTERESTING PEOPLE.
Schreckenberg, AlanGMGSANov 1984 – Apr 1988
Rushing, VanceAC1Nov 1984 – Nov 1987OC / MAAJust couldn't stay away.
Dingman, MichaelRM3Dec 1984 – Dec 1986CommunicationsI had a great time on our Westpac cruise. The best ports were Australia and Hong Kong.
Zlotnicki, RonaldCORPORAL USMC1985 –AIMD Ships CompanyI was proud to serve aboard her and may she rest in peace.
Pierce, PhilEWCS1985 – 1987EW
Fowler, LeonardLTJG1985 – 1987MPA/DCA
Stonebraker, GlennHT21985 – 1987RI remeber a lot of drunks from R Div. Bunch of crazy people from Boston. I was a short timer from the day I set foot on deck. Anybody remember James Davenport or Ike or James Benefield? You guys might rememebr me as Stoney From Indiana.
Resto, MaxHN1985 –medicalserved on board during the west pac 85 with the hmm 164 marine helicopter unit. fun times!!!
Hufford, "california" DaveGMG1985 – 1987Good times aboard her. Hours spent in aft steering, the time when the rudder stuck, we about creamed the ship next to us. Seelhammer always bumming my chew, old Pops, Bun-Bun, Country Dave, and John Yasu. A lifetime ago and good memories.
Quicho, Joechief1985 – 1989eng'g
Harroff, Dave(Country Dave)GMG1985 – 1987Weapons"California" Where in the hell are you? Been a long time but remember it like yesterday !!
Stallbaumer, Allen (Bomber)ABF21985 – 1987V-4 Below Decks
Bugos, Aka Bugs KurtE-31985 – 1988EHi to everyone that I served with. I'll never forget all the great memories that were made on the cruises. Ill update later.Find me on facebook.
Flores, JoseABH31985 – 1989V-1I appreciate all my shipmates who were down for me and made a difference in my life. It was the Kool ones that helped me enjoy all the hardwork and challenges we had while serving our country. Thank you and God bless y
Crowell, RandySMSN1985 – 1986SMWas on board the oki for a short time but was memorable. Often think about those i served with. Leath, craiger,woodington,wheeler ,wilkson, brown, cockrel and so many more.
Sheldon, BobLTJan 1985 – Apr 1988CRMy first afloat LDO COMMO tour. Two WESTPAC's - One around the world. Great times - great crew - great support from CWO West, RMCM Dale Luney and the entire Radio and Signal gang.
Guzman, 'Guz'AZ2Jan 3, 1985 – Oct 21, 1988Air / AIMDA memorable period in my life that I will never forget. Such a diverse set of dedicated/fun friends. Miss my buddies Darid,Ryan,Lippy,Petie,Romero,Densmore, also CDR Francel, LCDR Rosa, BSN Alford! In AIMD, CDR Heinicke. Sad to see her go as target
Davenport, JamesDC3Jan 19, 1985 – Apr 7, 1988Rhope all is well with the R div gang!
Evans, DennisFC2/FC1Mar 1985 – Mar 1989Foxaahhh the Oki boat... best gator freighter in the Navy. WestPacs. Persian Gulf, Portland. Dont forget Australia. Some good times at ASU (Alcohol Support Unit) in Bahrain.
Wright Ht2, JeffHT2Mar 1, 1985 – Jun 30, 1985RThought I was going to kickback my last few months in the Navy, yea right, I got onboard just in time for every engineering inspection, repair 5 sceneleader and engine room welder, but it was a great rewarding time!
Pinterics, John ShadesQM3Mar 3, 1985 – Feb 17, 1988NAVIGATION I hated it when i was in the navy but i look back now and know how much fun I had .Miss all of the good people in the navigation gang and crew.
Lewis, James Bka SmoothBm3Mar 12, 1985 – Dec 25, 19872nd divisonThis is BM 3 Lewis from NC somebody contact me missed the good times west Pac 85 86 87 shellback ya!!! I was the one who workout all the time in the gym and ran train for boxing.
Heaton, BrianSGTApr 1985 – Dec 17, 19851stBn 9th Marines, C CompanyAwesome memories of a great ship.
Craig, ScottAG 2Apr 1, 1985 – Nov 11, 1988OAAhh what a time we had.
Molz, George "Jerry"ABFANApr 11, 1985 – Jun 16, 1986v4 "pump room pukes"Had lots of fun, wouldn't do it again but wouldn't trade the experience for anything. Still miss Smurf, Berger, Bomber, 'Seed, Harrison, Depo, Jeff and everybody else. God is good God is great, God is an aviation botswains mate, an F at tha
Johnson, Markoe3Apr 12, 1985 – Jul 13, 1989V-1 Flight DeckMan, as I Iook back those were the best times of my life. I wish I was still in. I am 47 and I feel as though I'm 26 lol. Where the hell is Duane Davenport? ,Tree? Reed? If your out there, Holla!
Seelhammer, KeithAO3May 1985 – Nov 22, 1988Lots of good times aboard the Oki. Even more fun on shore in the P.I. Wish to hear from some of the crew.
Sierchio, Anthony "Serch"CPL, USMCMay 1, 1985 – Dec 6, 1985usmc hmm 164, 13th mauwest pac 85, great part of my usmc 4 years. sorry to here about the sinking of the ship
Synesael, AnthonyABH2May 1, 1985 – Jan 1, 1989V-3I have to say the military was a pretty good vacation now that I think back on it. Lots of good friends from the Oki.
Joyner, BrianGMG 2May 5, 1985 – Jan 30, 1989GUNSHey, its Mr. Weekend looking for a few lost souls from the past. Los Gunners
Commander, PeteHM3Jun 1985 – Dec 1985Medical/Surgical Team OneThis was a memorable time for me. I made some lifelong friends and enjoyed once in a lifetime experiences. To my Buddies with the Corps in BLT 1/9 - Semper Fi. To the rest of the crew, thanks for making me a shipmate.
Jones, SteveHM2Jun 1985 – Dec 1985MedicalAwesome experience on this westpac! Best wishes to all aboard during this deployment.
Davenport, James "dav"DC3Jun 2, 1985 – Apr 30, 1988RGreat life experience serving on the "Proud lady of the Pacific". Massachusetts (Boston,Quincy,and Brockton) was well represented....a special hello to Joe Meaney and Jim Herilhy! AWAY THE FLYING SQUAD AWAY!!!!!!
Laramore, MarkHM3Jun 8, 1985 – Dec 7, 1985MedicalI served TDY as part of Surgical Team one for one wespac cruise. My first son was born while we were underway. Great Memories!!
Rickey, RobertHM3Jun 8, 1985 – Dec 7, 1985Medical (MMART Surgical Team 1)I was on board for a westpac deployment and met lot of fine people whom I was friends with after the deployment. I did enjoy myself on the cruise.
Bergen, Albert "Bo"BT3Jul 1985 – Jan 1988bi am still here. i remember all u guys from back in the day. i wish you all well and remember the best times in my life. smoke em if u got em and live well my friends. Bo
Hartman, ReeseHT3Jul 1985 – Mar 1989RIt seems like only yesterday i was walking on her decks. R.I.P. Westpacs, flyingsquad, liberty in unfamiliar places, all the squids i served with....I will never forget the memories! what are the men of R-DIV up to these days? ROCK ON!!
Campbell, BrianSecond Class Petty OfficerAug 1985 – Jan 1989OIGreat times.
Estrada, Ron (Beaver)EW3Aug 1, 1985 – Sep 26, 1988OWI'd like to hear from some of you guys. I hated the Navy while I was there but realize how much good it did me.
McBrooks, VictorABH3Aug 15, 1985 – Jul 15, 1989airBos'n Alfred drove me crazy for 4 years. I just wanted him to call me out into the blue shirt hole so I could crack him one.
Booth, JeffAG 2Sep 2, 1985 – Jan 8, 1989OAI'M GLAD I DID MY TIME WITH THE CREW THAT WAS WITH ME.WE HAD A BLAST.STILL MISS YOU GUYS.
Bensinger, MikeABH2Sep 10, 1985 – Jan 8, 1989V-3Many great times, friends, and memories. A truly great ship that will always bring many sea stories and memorible times both good and not so good. I would not have changed a thing. I truely miss good friends and shipmates that I think about each day.
Kendl, ErickPN3Oct 15, 1985 – Mar 1, 1989ADMIN/XShe was my first ship and most memorable. We had an awesome crew that was second to none and had many great and lifelong experiences. It's a shame that she wasn't used for something more than target practice.
Wallace, Jerome/ TreeE-3Dec 1985 – Mar 1989AirmenCell # is 503-754-3428.. What's up OKI-BOAT. ..Holla at yo boy. Where is Davenport, Tucker, Hank, Scarobourgh, Mully-Mull, Griffin, Carlos, Jay-Rock, Tripple R, and the rest of u mother fuckers!!!!!!!!!!
Leath, LeonSM3Dec 2, 1985 – Nov 3, 1989COMM/CSThat was the best Gator in the Navy and I definately had some good times. Two WESTPACS and 1Around the World Cruise to include both Canals. Now I'm a MAC(SW/AW) a different path but a successful one. That was definately a memorable Signal Gang.
Gerdau, WalterAT3Dec 8, 1985 – Oct 15, 1989AIMDI thought that I absolutely hated the Okinawa when I was a crewmember, however, I find that I have many good memories of the people that I served with. I still look occasionally for old friends that I remember.
Sundelin, ChrisAEANDec 14, 1985 – Jul 23, 1989V-1

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