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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 1171 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
Pfahl, JeffersonDC21988 – 1991Rwow what can I say, I have great memories, flying squad,portland shipyards, desert storm. met some great people.
Holt, William "Willie"ABF31988 – 1990V-4LOOKING TO TALK WITH SOME OLD RUNNING BUDDIES ,I SEE ALOT OF U ON HERE GIVE ME A CALL @ 843 340 1197 I TALKED WITH STUMAN LAST NIGHT NOV 7 2005 ,OR IF U EVER MAKE DOWN TO SOUTH CAROLINA I AM ABOUT 15 MILES FROM MYRTLE BEACH
Maybee, John MaybeeMM 11988 – 1990
Carim, FelixE41988 – 1991V4To be honest sometimes it was tough,but i wont trade one minuit for the World. Met great people whom became greater friends,surely would like to reunite ,Randy J-Rock Frog,Pato,C-Dog,Vasques and all you i did'nt mention let's hook up.
Lee, Charlese-31988 – 1990mess management specialistI loved being on the okinawa it was agood experience
Ireland-hull, BrandyCrew member passenger1988 – 1988PassengerMy sister, mother, and myself boarded this ship the summer of 88' as passengers I was just 12yrs old and I remember traveling for 3-nights and 4-days from Astoria to SanDiego. Me and my sis had a crush on every sailor
Hopwood, LanceSM2Jan 1988 – May 1991Signal
Tindugan, DonAK3Jan 5, 1988 – Jun 10, 1991S-6 Aviation SupplyI was assigned at Supply Department Aviation Supply Division. Made lots of friends during my tour including Around the World Cruise, Suez Canal and Panama Canal crossing. Dry docked in Portland Oregon and Gulf War Action.
Ricketts, DionSeamanJan 21, 1988 – Nov 21, 1989First Division
Merchant, DavidGM3Feb 1988 – Feb 1991CGIf anyone wants to contact me my E-mail is merchand@cg70.navy .mil
Sanders, JamesFN - EN2Feb 1, 1988 – Jun 7, 1991B and A gangWorked in Boat Shop with Marriott and Barnes
Steve, SchiwartE-3Feb 10, 1988 – Sep 1, 1990navi served with a great bunch of guysqm1 kent,qm1roberts,qm2hendicks,qm3bollota(botzs)and the gang yn appleby, prange,lars,bus head,balkala, love u guys
Merchant, DavidMar 1988 – Mar 1991CG/DECK
Shultz, SteveABH1Mar 1988 – Dec 1991V-1The Okinawa crew were the best shipmates I have ever had, miss you all.
McLean, MacCWO2Mar 1988 – Feb 1993EXECUTIVEOki was my first commissioned tour, what a great tour, except standing quarterdeck watches in Portland during the winter.
Delling, JeffOS3Mar 14, 1988 – Jun 22, 1992OIStill in San Diego.
Delling, JeffOS3Mar 15, 1988 – Jun 15, 1992OPS
Riley, TomMMMar 20, 1988 – Mar 20, 1990i was the engineering dept.supply PO.& lower levelman.I had a great time onboard brokenawa.I will never forget the time spent in portland.served with davis, moore, nelson, sowell, smothers, hill, hossford, fields, beaker, fick, mendenhall, dash...
McVey, Greg "Bubba"ABFApr 1988 – Dec 1991V-4I miss my shipmates
Kelley, DaleBM 3Apr 1988 – Oct 19891stThe Okinawa was my first ship. I had a great time on the old lady. I have nothing but great memories of the time spent in Portland and San Diego. Looks like a few of the old guys have found this site as well.
Holloway, Leonard/ JerellMM3Apr 5, 1988 – Feb 15, 1992MaintanceGuys life has been great after the Navy. I'm Managing a COMEDY CLUB married with 2 kids one grandchild. God is the head of my life and life is great. i pray that all my shipmates have a great life, and may his pace be with you to we meet.
Sadler, GlennE 3May 1988 – May 10, 1990OI
Pittman, KellyBT-2May 1, 1988 – Jan 15, 1991BWish I would have stayed in touch with the guys in the Fireroom. Had alot of good times,in PI. and Portland Would like to hear from anyone, especially Hadley, Auble, Montoya,Morsaw...
Sadler, GlennOS3Jun 1988 – May 10, 1990OI
Pouche, PoochieABF 3Jun 12, 1988 – Mar 7, 1992AIRHEY SHIPMATES. POOCHIE IS ON THE NET. IM LIVING IN BOSTON AND LOVING LIFE. TAKE CARE AND SEND ME AN MESSAGE IF YOU GET A CHANCE. GOD BLESS AMERICA.
Auble, RaymondBT-3Jul 1988 – Jul 1990BHad some pretty awsome times in B-div.Hey Pittman-Morsaw,Montoya,McManus,Hadley and the rest of you dirty hole snipes.Sorry to see the old girl go down. I hope life is treating you boys well. Peace and God Bless,Rev.Raymond H.Auble
Johnson, Terellis, J-rockABH3Jul 18, 1988 – Jul 18, 1992V-1
Gabby, TySK3Sep 1, 1988 – Mar 1, 1992S-6Sorry to hear the Oki boat had to be laid to rest. Good times on that boat. Could have done without some of the SKC's but other that the times were good.
Bowe, JeffABH-3Sep 2, 1988 – Jun 14, 1991V-1Had a great time serving with you guys. I would like to hear from some of the old crew of airdales.
Leeser, DennisEN3Sep 18, 1988 – Sep 19, 1991A DivisionWorked with Marriott, Sanders and Helbing in the A Division
Cadigan, DanielBM1Oct 1988 – Jan 1993DeckLast active duty off her.
Leclair, MarcATCSOct 1, 1988 – Jan 1, 1992OIFirst ship I cruised on and still going. Now stationed in San Diego.
Carim, FelixE4Oct 5, 1988 – Sep 5, 1991V4
Dacus, Jack BAZ1(AW/SW)Oct 30, 1988 – Nov 5, 1992AIMDPart of Self Defense Force during Gulf War. Mount 56.
Rogers, RussellABH3/E-4Nov 1988 – Aug 4, 1992V1Had a great time.went many places.met alot of good people,one of who is still a close friend to this day.
Hall, DavidANDec 1988 – Aug 1990V-3,4Hated Every Minute. Would have sunk her myself given opportunity. May she and the skipper rot in hell.
Rushman, ClarkAZ2Dec 1, 1988 – Jan 7, 1990Aimd
Heard, RandyABH3Dec 22, 1988 – Sep 24, 1992V-1, V-3, V-5We had some good times on the Oki Boat. Old friends can reach me @ poorfirstclass@yahoo.com
Heard, RandyLPH3Dec 24, 1988 – Sep 15, 1992Air V-1/V-3/V-5This was my first command. I have never again experienced such a closeness throughout the entire Air Dept./Command. Would love to re-unite with some old friends from oki.
Croteau, JerryFC31989 – 1991FOXHello too all crewmembers of OKINAWA.She was a good lady of a ship.Had some fun times and good memories aboard her.God speed shipmates.
Olson, TroyOS21989 – 1992OI
Howard, JohnABF31989 – 1992AirHated it while I was there but I look back and remember it as one of the best times of my life. Grape-apes!!!
Rodman, JayBM11989 – 19921stGood to see you all, Thanks James for sending this to me.. Who let Danny out of the paint locker???? Wheres our lil scurvy dog Davis? I swear I saw him on Cops in the drunk tank in San Diego
Lyman, WalterHT31989 – 1991R-1 SHIPFITTER SHOPHAD A GREAT TIME ON BOARD, DESERT SHIELD/STORM MISS EVERYONE
James, JimiE-41989 – 1992V-1, V-3I served aboard the USS Okinawa during Dessert Shield/Storm, spent a long time at sea, could not imagine a prouder ship to have done it on...
Heder, JimBM 3Jan 1989 – Dec 19921st/2ndHey you scurvy dogs I'm here. Had some great times while on that ship, great friends too. Still got my clover.
McKinney, LeeE-4 ABHFeb 2, 1989 – Mar 4, 1991AirHad alot of good times...drinking and chasing the girls!!! Alot of good memories and good people.
Hill, DeeANMar 1989 – Oct 19, 1991V-3What's up shipmates. ahill_ibc@hotmail.com
Pamintuan, Dante1ST LT CCOMar 1989 – Jul 1990Combat CargoFor all of those who remember Master Sgt Spence and the Filipino Marine Lt who took over for Combat Cargo...what a blast I had on the Okinawa. Mazatlan, Blue water workups and Drug enforcement. Sorry I wasn't able to stay with you guys.
Saucedo, JesusMar 1, 1989 – Feb 28, 1991comm
Olson, TroyOS2Mar 20, 1989 – Jul 22, 1992OIptf54601@yahoo.com will also work
Tuason, GabrielAS3Apr 1989 – Jun 1992AIMDLooking for some fellow AIMD personnel that served from 1989 - 1992. Had a great tour. Back-to-back Western Pacific / Persian Gulf deployment. Was there for Desert Shield / Desert Storm.
Saucedo, JesusRM/ITApr 1989 – Feb 1991CRWAS IN DESERT SHIELD AND STORM
Carrejo, ReynaldoRM/ITApr 4, 1989 – Sep 3, 1990COMMSONBOARD FOR 18 MONTHS, MESSAGE CENTER WATCH SUPERVISOR. DESERT STORM, DESERT SHIELD.
Sanchez, Paul G.AG1Apr 10, 1989 – Oct 4, 1992OA - WeatherHad a great time serving with Eric Orr, Paul J. Knizner and Ken Tubbs. Other notables that gave me a good challenge; Ron, "T" or he hates to be called Terrance or Soul Brother number two" and to all my friends from the First Class Mess.
Bean, AaronABH3May 1, 1989 – Dec 12, 1992V-1Some of the most memorable times I have had! Looking for anyone, especailly Air division, who served from 1989 to 1992 DECOM. I hope you all have had a good life and continue to do so!
Scarry, John ScarrybopossumABH3May 16, 1989 – Dec 17, 1992V-1I am Still hugn over! Hope everyone is doing well and happy with thier lives . I have a 2year old daughter and "never thought how that could change my life OH BOY!" stlii talk to some of the fellows and remember whata incredible experien
Cotter, ShaneEMFAJun 1989 – May 1992Enginering April 2007 and getting ready to graduate from Centrel Bible College with a pastoral ministries major; wanted to say hi. does anybody have nathanial Bonghanoys email? Hey Nick and Fiener Email me and say Hi email serveGodonly@hotmail.com
Contreras, MauricioOS2(SW)Jun 1989 – Dec 17, 1992OIMade some great friends on there. Marv Colman, Granvold, Delling, Lopez, Stanek, Mookie Johnson. One of my airdale buddies (SKI out of V-4) became my cousin. Brad Roepe, Pouche Many good memories. Take care guys. God Bless
Laure, DanielLT. 03Jun 10, 1989 – Jun 27, 1991AirFlight deck officer, MWR officer and Assit Ait Officer, Helicopter pilot, OOD Underway.
Weiler, PaulPRCJun 20, 1989 – Jun 30, 1991Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance (AIMD)Served as Quality Assurance Division Officer, Maintenance Control CPO (nights) and Aircrew Survival Equipment QA Inspector
Page, JoeAD1Jul 13, 1989 – Dec 5, 1992Oki Crew/ AIMDGreat times, The sinking made a cool vid though! Would be glad to hear from my old shipmates, Retired in 99. completed BS and AS in Comp info systems. Currently Live in Wa state. John Green, lost email after move.
Hager, RobertDP2Aug 1989 – Dec 17, 1992S-7computer mainframe. (AC during Gulf). AKA as "Suppo's B-". Capt Howdyshell was good. I miss Runyan and rest of division. Work for post office in Dahlonega, GA. I brag about seeing dozen or so countries during my time onboard.
Wilkerson, DaleE4Aug 1989 – Sep 2002DECKWHAT'S UP BOYS, THE CLOVER IS ON AND RUNNING STRONG. YOU ALL GET IT TOUCH I AM ALL WAYS ON THE ROAD U NEVER NO..
Erwin, RobertE-4Aug 1, 1989 – Apr 1, 1991V-1
Hale, PaulANAug 7, 1989 – May 10, 1991V-1The Oki was my first command and it was a blast. I made a lot friends back then that I would love to get back in touch with. The memories from Mazatlan to Subic bay to New Years in Singapore.
Salinas, Jose M.E-5Aug 16, 1989 – Feb 18, 1991V-1HEY RASA ......... HAD A GREAT TIME IN THE OKINAWA . LIKE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH SOME FRIENDS. I AM IN SOUTH TEXAS (MCALLEN) . Jose Marcos Salinas.
Luna, GabrielMM2(SW)Aug 20, 1989 – Dec 31, 1991M
Antonopoulos, NickEMFMSep 5, 1989 – Sep 6, 1992EngineeringGreat memories. Desert Shield Desert Storm. Hope everyone is ok and doing well now.
Beenken, JayMM3Sep 5, 1989 – Oct 5, 1992EngineeringHad A great time on the oki ,A lot of great adventures along the way.Parties at Portland Ore. San Deigo and the P.I . Never will forget the Peekster ,crusing in his jeep in Portland or kev's bronco drop me a email guys. fnltch@yahoo.com
Moore, StevenET3 (AW)Sep 18, 1989 – 1992Operations / Compat SystemsGreat memories, Miss my Shipmates,-------- I'm now a graduate of LSU, Married, Have 2 boys and one on the way, I'm a High School Teacher / Coach ---- Would love to hear from old friends
Enriquez, MitchABF2Oct 1989 – Oct 1991V-4I remember all the good times with Jerome Doss, Senior Chief Vinegas, and all my guys in the JP-5 Pumproom.
Williams, WellingtonMM2Oct 1989 – Nov 1992I had many good times during Desert Shield/Desert Storm as a member of "A-Gang". Wont' forget the times in the P.I. and Thailand. Now a Business Analyst and teaching at DePaul University. Earned my Ph.D. after leaving the military
Fields, Michael (Mr. Attitude)MM2Oct 1989 – Dec 1992Great ship, Great crew, Great memories!
Peche, KevinBM3Oct 5, 1989 – Oct 9, 1992Boatslooking for my buddies from my divison such as heder, stapelton and so on
Addison, JohnHT2Nov 10, 1989 – Dec 18, 1992RGREAT FIRST SHIP DID 2 MORE AFTER HER BUT WASNT THE SAME. STILL IN THE NAVY HOWEVER AS A CAREER RECRUITER, IMAGINE THAT
Boyer, KelOS2Nov 24, 1989 – Nov 30, 1992OISinkex... Excellent.
Casey, JamesBMSNDec 1989 – Dec 17, 1992deck 1st divjust wonted to say hay to all of my old shipmates,and to see if anyone remembered who i was. looking forward to hearing from deck dept.
Rivera, JoseE4 ABHDec 2, 1989 – Jul 10, 1992V1Had a great time with all the airdales.
Brown, Jasone-5Dec 20, 1989 – Feb 2, 1992airmanlooking for anyone on my ship with me during desert storm. I have some health issues and need a statement from anyone to verify certain events that took place in combat. Anyone else sick from desert storm?
Granvold, Jeff (Granny)OS2Dec 28, 1989 – Dec 5, 1992OIWhat a great experience and great people to serve with! Boyer, Contreras, Schieferstein, Colman, Lopez, Mancuso, Henneman, and many many more. Will never forget the days onboard and at sea: Two WestPacs, Gulf War, Mazatlan!
Perry, ScottE3 RADIOMANDec 31, 1989 – Sep 8, 1992COMMUNICATIONSWAS IN COMM SECTION, GREAT TIME. I MISS ALL THOSE GUYS AND WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM ALL. THE NEVER ENDING CRUISE...

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