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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
Etheridge, JackBMCM1987 – 1990DeckServed two tours Sept 81-84 and 87-90. My most memorable event was when USS Ranger decided to side swipe the USS Wichita. That was the fifth collision in my career and the worst.
Brooks, MarkRM31987 – Apr 28, 1990RADIOMANLooking back it was some of the best years of my life. Wish I would of stayed in. I did 2 West Pacs, and crossed the equator twice and became a shellback. Must admit it was nice getting to use that fire hose.
Ford, Johnnie profile iconMS31987 – 1989SUPPLY
Cain, ChrisSM3/ Former Deck DeptJan 1987 – Sep 1989Communication/DeckI still miss Thailand. Miss all my friends.
Longhorn, GaryBM3Jan 1, 1987 – Nov 29, 1990Third Division Flight Deckdid three west pacs in four years on the Wichita. To all my buddies on Third Deck doing flight ops, good times.
Delagarza, Tomas ,(Tony)ossr,os3, back to ossa lolJan 7, 1987 – Dec 10, 1989oi div.I had the best buddies in the world...miss y'all, freeman,will,losey,smitty,chaney,gassel,lipscomb,pope,chief kincaid,rip jeff harris!!!!! Hit me up any of y'all. I live in san antonio remember pickney.he's here to.
Cohen, JohnE4/PN3Jan 10, 1987 – Jun 20, 1990Deck/PersonnelIt was the best days of my early days in the Navy. Young sailor in the Navy. Really matured me, hang around some tough salties, 3rd class to 1st class buds.Westpac 2x, and hogday. Thailand, Phillipines was a blast. Missed those good old days. PN3
Cohen, JohnPN3Jan 18, 1987 – Oct 18, 1990AdminFrom highschool to westpac, and hanging out with a great group of shipmates. Thiland was great, but Hong Kong food poisoned me. No regrets, will do again..hit me up at procohjohn1968@yahoo.com
Robinson, RichardYn3 RobinsonFeb 18, 1987 – Aug 15, 1990Deck/Admin
Hoffman, AllenEM1Mar 1987 – Dec 1990E
Shipp, JamesHT-2Mar 1987 – Jan 20, 1988R I wos on bourd for less then a yr but did a west -pac when we sat out side the gulf for 3 mounts.Also woundering what has happend too HT1 Oliver and all the other HT's
Fairbanks, RobertSeamanMar 1987 – Oct 19891st (Deck)Curious to see who's around still
Alvarez, VincentMRMar 1, 1987 – Sep 7, 1990engits good to be out. i have some photos. let me know if u wants some. looking 4 Tim Mills
Pena, AlfonsoBMCMay 1, 1987 – Dec 1, 1989frist and deck 3m coordinatorhad some great times. won the softball competition at the oakland supply center, wonder if tommy is still arround. miss amitine, halverson, piefer and cdr scates
Williams, Mark (Will)BM3May 2, 1987 – Dec 19901STTwo things I will never forget: WEST PAC 87 AND BMCM ETHERIDGE
Peters, DannyMm2May 9, 1987 – Jul 23, 1990RaseThe witch is gone but we are still here she died in Brownsville tx ship yard may 2013
Bugher, Dave/dirty Bugh/ferris Buelerwhat everJun 15, 1987 – Jun 15, 1990BMHad alot of fun. Trying to get in touch with some of the prople from my past.
Ricks, MitchellSNJul 11, 1987 – Feb 2, 1990Second DivisionIt has been almost Twenty five Years since my days aboard the USS Wichita, I miss the old gang back in 1988. Not sure if anyone would remember.
Elmore, Philip profile iconGMGSNAug 1, 1987 – Apr 18, 1989WEAPONSEnjoyed our deployement with Battle Group Echo with USS Missouri (BB-63). Made good friends from Weapons Division. I became a Shellback on October 16th, 1987. Enjoyed celebrating my birthday on a beach in Diego Garcia.
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Elmore, PhilipGMGSNAug 15, 1987 – Apr 2, 1989WEAPONSI LEFT BOOT CAMP IN AUG 1987 TO REPORT TO THE WICKED WITCH. MET THE SHIP IN SUBIC, GREAT WAY TO START MY NAVAL CAREER. IN MY FIRST SIX WEEKS I WENT FROM MAGASAYSAY TO WEAPONS DIVISION TO BECOMING A SHELLBACK IN OCT 1987. WOULD LIKE PHOTOS OF 1987.
Morrell, Terrance MorrellMMCSSep 1, 1987 –MPHave great memories of the witch, would like to hear from shipmates I served with. I retired fromthe Navy Nov. 31 1989.
Williams, Astley (Big Will)E-4/BM3Sep 1, 1987 – Apr 4, 1990deckEnjoyed those 21 unreps in 24 hrs.
Viray, EdgardoE4/boiler techSep 8, 1987 – Mar 21, 1991B Division
Hankins, DarrenGMG3Sep 13, 1987 – Feb 9, 1990injuredIt changed my life, for the better
Scanlon, Seane5Oct 1987 – Dec 19883rdThe ship was anchored outside Oman when I first came aboard. A serious virus temporarily paralyzed me and balboa naval hospital detached me from the wicked witch
Mitchell, Bradley (Mitch)EM2Oct 31, 1987 – Jan 20, 1991EWe've all come to this website for one reason. A common bond of memories-good and bad. You guys changed my life and I am grateful. Special thanks to Admiral McGinn. Enjoy your retirement. Write me to reach L Winters, M Dobias, J Rietz, R Kubiskey
Dick, RandyIC3Dec 13, 1987 – Sep 14, 1991interior commucation/electricanWicked witch of the West. ya.
Buck, Ken (Buckfish)QM31988 – Dec 1991OPSlOOK FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED ABORD THE SAMETIME I DID.
Lorenzo, RichardEM21988 – 1990
Greer, BarryIC31988 – 1990EGREAT GREAT memories. Made IC2 while on terminal leave. E Division was the best. Looking to contact a "Cajun", and a "Bus"
Adams, PaulSK31988 – 1992deck/than struck out to supplyTrying to get in touch with some shipmates who were onboard same time, find myself thinking about dasy onboard (what a blast). What a great time I served onboard expecially west pac crossing equator(shellbac) nascarman9556@yahoo.com
Buck, KenQM31988 – 1991OperationsSome of the best times in my life was spent with the crew of the wicked witch of the west!
Orozco, DanielmmfnJan 2, 1988 – Jul 19, 1989M
Barnett, RandyET3Jan 18, 1988 – Mar 12, 1993OEI was onboard for a long time but it was the best experiance. Great ship, Great crew.
Barnett, RandyET3Jan 28, 1988 – Mar 12, 1993OEGreat ship to sail on except for the final year. Sad to see her go.
Scruggs, Shannonbm3Feb 10, 1988 – Aug 5, 1991boiler roomwhat a great place to get started in life. i am still telling storys of west-pac after all these years. i would do it all over again no regrets. thanks .hope to hear from some of u soon. let me know how it ben going afte
Hannesson, BradMM3Mar 22, 1988 – Jun 17, 1990MMy Intro to sea time was the Uss Wichita, and I hated it. My immaturity more than anything. Look back now with fond memories. God bless you, my old shipmates!
Groshong, DaveQM1Apr 2, 1988 – Nov 10, 1990NavigationThe Wicked Witch was a very positive experience. Denny McGinn was a great CO.
Guerra, EnriqueLTMay 1988 – 1991Engineering, DeckI do remember BM2 Loomer putting his teeth in the XO's, Cmdr Speeler, drink when we were in Coronado. Good times
Alcaraz, MaximinoYNSNMay 5, 1988 – Jun 5, 1990x
Jackson, MichaelMM-2Jun 18, 1988 – Nov 13, 1992AuxiliariesGood times on the wicked witch went to Nas lemoor for a time out now
Mills, TimIc3Jul 7, 1988 – May 3, 1992EWhere is Vincent alveras? Bottoms up kram.
Gruczelak, DavidMS3Aug 11, 1988 – Mar 7, 1991S-2What's up Shipmates someone was asking where are all the cooks? Well here I am you dirty shellbacks. Where's the crew from 89-90 Westpac? Go to facebook and look up the group USS Wichita AOR-1 Blessings brothers..
James, RoweHT3Sep 1988 – Feb 22, 1991R
Scruggs, ShannonBT3Sep 1988 – Aug 1990If anyone remembers Shannon, please send an email!
McMillian, Mike / Mac3rd class pretty officer EnginemanSep 10, 1988 – Apr 2, 1990S 2An awesome 2 yr experience.
Zurbaran, Sergiobt3Sep 12, 1988 – May 21, 1990main propulsionoil king sept 89-may 90.
Mc Elveen, Tony(mac)Oct 5, 1988 – May 11, 1993S3I have to admit that was the best duty I had experienced out of my three total duty stations. You all should know me the guy that ran the ship's store & the g-dunk, laundry!!!
Reynolds, JasonSK2Nov 7, 1988 – Nov 6, 1992S1 DivisionLove Snap2.

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