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USS Wichita (AOR 1) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Wichita (AOR 1). 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 628 crew members registered for the USS Wichita (AOR 1).

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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Leopold, HarryET1976 – Apr 12, 1977OE
Eldred, BillFR-IC21976 – 1980EThis was my first ship. What a ride. Ended up doing 20
Carey, BillHT21976 – 1978R
Garcia, LawrenceHull Tech 31976 – 1978RThis was my first ship, had great times in the Bay Area especially West Pac 77, want to say high to all my former crew mates.
Byler, JeffYN31976 – Mar 1977XHNGood to see a couple of familiar names here. Returning the shout out to Dan Tolman, David Donovan, Randy Lawson, Donald (Wayne) Murphy, and others. The Wicked Witch was a wacky wench, and the adventures we had were many!
Romero, JeffBM3Feb 2, 1976 – Oct 4, 19793rd decksure had a good time with my shipmates but lost touch with them all, would be good to here from anyone that served under 1st class denuzio
Smith, Smitty / SmuttMMFN-MM1Mar 1976 – Mar 12, 1993A-GANG
Corwin, Kevin (Kc)RM3Mar 15, 1976 – Oct 10, 1979OPSMet a LOT of good people on this ship. Be good to hear from you. You should know who you are.
Mitchem, JoeSNApr 1976 – Jun 3, 19791STBUDDIES ON SHIP. CRAZY AND GOOD TIMES. UNBELIEVABLE, STILL MARRIED TO PATRIA...
Gayton, Emmitt DSH3May 1976 – Jun 14, 1980
Thomas, JohnIC2Jun 1976 – Feb 8, 1980E GangI hated it then but I look back with a lot of great memories. Would love to hear from any of my old shipmates.Sewell,Lemus,Keefer,King,anybody out there? Anyone else that I cant seem to remember? Its been a long time.
Gayton, EmmittSH4Jun 1976 – May 1980Ship ServivemanHey, Jim and friends. Whats up... It's skaton gayton. Jim I remember the good old times. (5/14/08) Hope to hear from all my friends.
Koval, MichaelHT3Jun 1976 – Nov 9, 1979RHad some great times during those years. Went back to Alameda and the base in 03 and it brought back a lot of memories.
Bartz, MichaelSK2Jun 5, 1976 – Dec 8, 1979SUPPLYHad the best time of my life in supply trying to help the other divisions with requisitions and sometimes irritating officers. Don't regret it for a minute
O'Leary, JonathanRM2Jun 15, 1976 – Jul 28, 1977CommunicationsCrew member during time frame ship ran aground and underwent major maintenenace. Then on to WestPac.
Dale, GregMR2Jun 20, 1976 – Jun 19, 1980RA bunch of good guys, great memories and plenty good times. It would be great to hear from some of the gang.
Winslow, SteveSNJul 1976 – Oct 19781stWestPac 77 was something i'll never forget, I hope.
Clark, Dan (Greaser)HtfnJul 5, 1976 – Apr 11, 1977R divisionGreat ship great Personnel I worked with and partied with I love the Bay Area unfortunately had to leave right before West PAC 77. Rest in peace HT2 Harry Benson a good guy a patient teacher
Sewell, Gerald (Jerry)IC2Jul 6, 1976 – Mar 23, 1980EMiss the friends that I made while on the the the "Which". We had some great times.
Pressler, DuaneETN3Aug 1, 1976 – Jul 9, 1978CommunicationsI spent 2 years on the Wichita working with some really great men. Would like to hook up with John Goode and Chuck DelCamp.
Hennessey, FrankBM2Aug 31, 1976 – Jun 14, 19791stI had a great times playing sports with my crew mates especially beer ball. The west pac was awesome as was Thailand. " oh boy Thailand " I'll never forget that one. LIke to hear from some of you shellbacks.
Lemus, Guadalupe (Lupe)IC 2Sep 1976 – Jun 1979E Good memories & lots of great people!Enjoyed the ships band(s).Folks in "E" Div.made it all tolerable! THANKS
Cahoon, JimEM 3Sep 14, 1976 – Sep 14, 1979I still think about all the experiences. Emmitt, if you're out there, it would be great to hear from you. I always think about all the partying and all the fun we had all over the world!
Whipple, KimMM3Sep 18, 1976 – May 5, 1980"A" Gang & "M" Remeber when the russian sub popped up off the fantail while refueling the enterprise?
Hunt, Michael RoyYN3Oct 1976 – May 1980XRemember in Subic all of the Ship's Office decides to go UA on the same day. As first one back at 0930 got off with a butt chewing. XO said that as Legal Yeoman I was suppose to process report chits not be the cause.
Evers, PatrickDK3Oct 1, 1976 – Oct 1, 1979SupplySome great memories, some not so great. A lot of people I'll remember forever. Glad I found this site.
Straub, MichaelMM3Oct 31, 1976 – May 27, 1980POLJoin our Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/212480375483795/
Trantina, JackMM3Nov 1976 – Apr 1980RASEServing on the "Old Witch" is an experience I'll never forget! You know your getting old when the command you were on is now sitting idle waiting to be scrapped.
Evers, PatrickDK3Nov 1, 1976 – Sep 1, 1979S2
Schnackenberg, MarkBT21977 – Aug 27, 1981Bfishmojo21@hotmail.com
Johnson, RickBT31977 – 1981BTFNTrying to find people that i served with, if anyone can help i would sure appreciate it, thank you. Rick Johnson.
Rick, FordE21977 – 1981Where is every one..? How do I get a ship s book??
Williston, WadeYN21977 – 1979Admin and EngineeringWorked in Admin and as Engineering Yeoman. The Wicked Witch was a great ship with a excellent CO and crew. Lot of great WESTPAC port visits.
Paradis, DavidBM1977 – 19793rdWow, long time ago - Lots of good memory's about my friends and out travels Bashang-Romero-Denuzu-Strait-Murdock-Sam, Pee Wee, Polly, and so on... Love to hear from folks
Jerome, BillMM3Jan 17, 1977 – Apr 24, 1980RASEHad a great time traveling the world, Didn't much care for the travel arrangements, but it was all good.
Vela, Joevela23HULL TECH E-5Feb 10, 1977 – Oct 29, 1980RLOOKING FOR OLE R DIVISION BUDDIES.
Sedlak, KevinSM3Feb 15, 1977 – Nov 20, 1977OperationsI was a signalman onboard with SM1 Joe Rose as our LPO and Ens. Whitney as our Division Officer. Made Westpac 77 with the ship. Never forget the "fan room" antics that got us in trouble with the CO. Unreps forever...
Malham, ChrisSNFeb 24, 1977 – Feb 22, 1978S-2I use to be on Deck in 3rd division and then struck into S-2 as a cook. I knew Jeff Romero and BM3 Hein. Westpac 77 was wild, especially missing ships movement in thailand. Lots of good times!!
McHaffie, DickRM 3Mar 10, 1977 – Jun 29, 1979OCstationed 1 month before westpac '77. Lost track of the nutty guys in Radio...the shack papered in Playboy centerfolds. We used to walk across the main deck on a cloudy night, So dark you can't see your hand in front of your face!
Nagelhouy, KimE-3Mar 10, 1977 – Oct 3, 1980MWow great time never do it again Dawe,Proctor,Rubio,Trautman,Whipple,Shaw,Hein,Combs,Bright,Denton,Brookins,Penny,Besse,Loco,Vega,and all the rest tTHANKS I have pitcures too,Wo the look on Wisbangs face I WIN I WIN YA
Hall, KeithBT2Mar 15, 1977 – Dec 2, 1980BoilerWouldn't be where I am today if not for the people, places and experiences I had in the Navy. Would be interested in hearing from anyone who served during this period.
Cuenca, HernandoICFNApr 1977 – Nov 1977E
Swallers, ChrisMMApr 1977 – May 1981POLLooking for David C. Benniger
Tichi, MichaelBT2Apr 1977 – Aug 1980B
Tichi, AllenBT2Apr 1977 – Aug 1980B
Jones, HowardSN/YeomanMay 1977 – 1980AdminWicked Witch!!!!! Man, 17 years old and in the PI. It was great times!!! Big Moe, Watt, Wesley and the gang!!! Pattaya Beach, Tokyo, Subic Bay, Pusan!!!!
Costello, BillSAJun 1977 – Jul 1978Sick Bay
Gallegos, Tomsecond divJun 20, 1977 – Jun 20, 19801980it was one of the best things i ever did. i was just to young to know it at the time. has anybody heard from the stillwells brothers.
Sumrall, (sam) AlfredE-3Jul 8, 1977 – Jul 6, 19793rdwe had a lot of fun. We also worked hard. Well most of us did. I'll list a few of the guys I remember Bashang,Gonzo, Danuzi,Merdock,Hunsucker,romero. I would like to know how the old crew is doing.
Depugh, JohnPNSN to PN2Jul 28, 1977 – 1980XLoved it. First typhoon when leaving Subic Bay, when I first came on board. Captain Pederson was the bomb. XO kept me out of trouble. Had some good friends in Donald Spicer and Terry Morgan.
Farris, Scott profile iconHT 3Sep 1977 – Aug 1979R DivisionI have fond memories about serving on the Witch. A lot of good guys. Whatever happened to Tommy Johns, Chief Perry and Ens. Sweet? Left in 79 and went to the Yellowston AD 41. Hawaii, Vancouver, Mazatlan were some hight points for me.
Feigt, LarryHT1Sep 14, 1977 – Aug 15, 1982R DIVISIOMHI THERE SHIP MATES
Feigt, Larry DHT1(SW)Sep 15, 1977 – Jul 15, 1982R DIVISIONI FINALLY RETIRED FROM THE NAVY IN 1995 AFTER ALMOST 33 YEARS. AFTER THE WITCH I SPENT 10 MONTHS ON THE OLD PYRO.. FROM THERE I WENT TO INSTRUCTOR SCHOOL FOLLOWED BY TEACHING FIRE FIGHTING AT FTC. WHEN I RETIRED I RETURNED TO DENVER CO
Taylor, JamesBTFNOct 1977 – May 1981"B"Met some good people and certainly visited many ports overseas. "If the fires don't burn, the screws don't turn!"
Balija, EdRMSAOct 1977 – Aug 1978OCWas only on for a short time before leaving for "RM A" School but it was a great experience and met some great people on this ship.
Balija, EdRMSAOct 5, 1977 – Sep 2, 1978OCServed short time on the Wichita before Radioman A School. Great shipmates and learned alot. Caught the ship at the end of Westpac in Japan.
Slattery, Kevin (Slatts)Sm2Oct 12, 1977 – Aug 15, 1981Operations
Lewis, JohnnyOSSROct 14, 1977 – Jun 18, 1978oiAhoy Mates, I was a bit taken aback when I saw this site, The Wichita was my first sea duty while awaiting the OS A school, and it was my first experience with sea sickness lol. Great Site!!!
Torrence, MichaelMM3Nov 1977 – Aug 1980A GangDavid C Benninger and all the guys I served with in A Gang, POL, and other snipes! during that time!
Oatman, George, "Bob"BT2Dec 8, 1977 – Jun 16, 1981BPlenty of good memories, but I would not want to go back.

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