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USS Kansas City (AOR 3) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Kansas City (AOR 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 674 crew members registered for the USS Kansas City (AOR 3).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Boyd, KerryGMM21977 – 1981WeaponsHello to all you old GM's
Crain, TjIC31977 – 1979Enew email address. met up with Starling and Zemanek (ZMan) and we're trying to contact/find Ken Cook. Can anyone help??
Erkenbrack, Jan (Dutch)QM31977 – Jul 19811st and NavigationGreat times and crappy times. Miss you guys. I can still hear Chief Scott saying "what you workin' on, EKABRAK."
Benson, EricGMMSN/SA/SN1977 – 1979Passed the K.C. almost every day for a couple years while it was mothballed at Bremerton helped recover a few memories lost in a vat of san miguel. Oh yeah, i did have some fun. K.C. local 13, statute of limitations must be up on that one.
Hoffius, ErwynBMSN1977 – Nov 19792nd divhey hoppy i remember when the mooring line broke. covert was a very lucky man. whats this about a reunion in vegas? met alot of good people & had lots of good times on the KC. would like to know what some of the old gang
Torres, JoseFTM3Jan 1977 – Jun 1979WEPSI reported as an 18 yr old FTMSA and left an FTM3.My growth however was much more in life than in rank. Thank you to all my shipmates that contributed to a great experience. The KC can do attitude has served me well.
Bingham, GarySH1Jan 1, 1977 – Oct 26, 1979Supply I had a great time on the ship. Was ships barber and S-Division Senior Petty Officer.
May, JohnRM3Jan 21, 1977 – May 6, 1980CRWent to mast twice kicked out of radio. Reinstated made E4 went on to 12 years in the navy. Looking back still the best ship and crew I ever new.
Von Olinger, CharlesQMSNFeb 5, 1977 – May 29, 1978NavigationChief Scott and then Senior chief Guptill who later became an Ensign, Carl Bowersock, John Nickerson,Danny McKenzie...all great guys who showed me the art of becoming a boat driver! Subic Bay , Sasebo Japan...Dry dock at Hunters Point S.F.
Saffeels, Johnmm2Feb 17, 1977 – Feb 17, 1981m division 2yrs a division 2 yrshad some great time back then. any other m or a division out there?
Butcher, LelandMS3/E-4Mar 1977 – Jul 1977S-21st ship in my navy career. There was some great folks on the Kansas City
Plathe, PhillEM2Mar 3, 1977 – Mar 3, 1980EMHad a great time traveled around the world almost ,snorkeled in Degio Garcia ,when it was only white sand. Great friends whata a ship,whata Trip in life
Matzen, Tim..ctDECK/CORPSMAN STRIKERApr 1977 – Oct 19792nd Deck/CorpsmanArrived a 17 yr old in Deck Dept, Became a Hospital Corpsman Striker when we left on WestPac and travelled to Persian Gulf/Shellback/ Had GREAT times. They called me "CT"
Hopkins, RobertBMSNApr 16, 1977 – Apr 16, 19802ndLove ya CT & King! Dempsey and Sikinger where are ya! Well this old BMSN is living up the hill from the spokane VA. I am fully diabled from Bipolor Disorder.Does anyone remember the morring line breaking in Tiawan?
Turner, Bobbm3May 1977 – Feb 1, 19801stI was looking for any info on mike jones served at same time as me bm3
Gregory, SteveHT2May 17, 1977 – Aug 30, 1980HT
Baker, TimothyQM3May 20, 1977 – Dec 12, 19801st Deck/Nav.Had a lot of fun on the K.C. Looking for my old Buddy Dutch Erkenbrack.
Courtney, MartinSH2Jun 5, 1977 – Dec 10, 1979Ship ServiceAfter having sailed on the Enterprise (CVN-65) this was a trip. 90 floating around in the Indian Ocean in 79 was miserable. Great little ship though!
Chapin, Don (Charlie Brown)GMTSN - GMM2Jun 30, 1977 – Jun 1, 1981WEAPONSlOOKING FOR ANY OF THE OLD WEAPONS GANG.
Emerson, KennethE4Jul 18, 1977 – Aug 18, 19841st DeckI was on the 78 79 west pack. went to persian gulf. want to contact old crew mates.I worked at Boeing for 13 years as a Aircraft Electrition.
Callery, MikeSK2Sep 1, 1977 – Aug 15, 1981S-1At my age, I tend to remember the good, and there was plenty of it. It was a great four years, allowing me to grow, to mature, and get ready for the world. I still, fondly, remember much and miss it.
Castillo, Arthur profile iconMSCSep 6, 1977 – Oct 1, 1980S2My first command as a chief. I made a lot of mistakes and learned a lot being a good Chief Petty Officer. To my fellow Chiefs and men in my Division thank you for making me a better person and leader!
Connick, RichardBMSep 13, 1977 – Oct 22, 1978Deck 2Ist class Petty Officer ShellBack
Yorks, RandyIC3Sep 20, 1977 – Dec 20, 1980EIt was quite the growth experience. I served in 1st division for a year and then transfered to IC. I wouldn't have missed it for anything.
Pool, JohnBM3Nov 23, 1977 – Oct 20, 1981SecondHad two west packs and dry dock will not forget any of it made a man of me lot of work lot of fun
Dagata, JeffSK-3Dec 5, 1977 – Jul 25, 1981S-1WHEN I THINK ABOUT MY MILITARY EXPERIENCE, I WILL NEVER FORGET THE CREW I SERVED WITH ABOARD A WORKHOURSE VESSEL, THEY WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF ME IN MY THOUGHTS.
Dunbar, JoeBT3/BT21978 – 1979Bhad lots of fun, specially after getting the water lab
Keller, DougBM31978 – 19822ndSet the unrep detail......What a ship
Stelzig, Tim1978 – 1979Engineering/Machinest MateWest pac in 78' 79' Had a great time in Subic.
Hansen, RandyMM21978 – 1981AReally enjoyed this ship and the Navy. Looking forward to hearing from any shipmates. My email is mm2hansen@gmail.com
Garcia, LawrenceHT31978 – 1980R
Sikinger, MichaelMM21978 – 1982M DivisionI enjoyed the two West Pac cruises during my time on the USS Kansas City. Made some good friends and saw some cool places. My E-mail is msikinger@unm.edu .
Shaw, ErnestBMSN 2ND DIVJan 1978 – Aug 1, 19802NDLOOKING FOR SHIP YEARBOOK FOR THE PERIOD OF 1978- 80. AND OLD SHIPMATES.MAN DID I HAVE SOME FUN THE YEAR'S I WAS WEST-PAC 3YRS I HAVE NO REGRETS. FAVORITE QUOTE"FTN" DON'T YOU LOVE IT. SHIPMATES CONTACT MEI'M IN ATL#678-4993327.
Earwood, RandyFTM3Jan 1, 1978 – Jun 15, 1980WEPSIt was the best of times, it was the worst of times, but mostly the best - friends and adventures I'll cherish forever. Hey WEPS: I got some stories published about our 78-79 West-Pac; if you want to read em let me know I'll send you a URL.
Stewart, RogerLTJan 10, 1978 – 1980WeaponsDriving Crowley ship assist tugs in LA / Long Beach CA...
Callery, MikeSK2Feb 1, 1978 – Aug 30, 1981SupplySome of the worst, and yet some of the best times I have experienced on my wife. The friendships were awsome, as were the experiences. I often wish I had stayed in.
Brown`, RonnieBT2Feb 14, 1978 – Feb 25, 1982FireroomHad fun times with the guys on Westpac, I Went twice and it was one of the best times of my life. Had alot of friends and I miss you all.
Emerson, KennethBM3May 18, 1978 – Aug 18, 19821ST DECK CREWI had a good time sailing the pacific over seas.the crew was great.lot of good memories.
Abaya, LouYN3Jun 1978 – Sep 1981X-DivisionMy first duty station. Started in Deck Division and striked out to X-Division. The KC was just the beginning of a great Navy career--thanks to all I have served with.
Guillen, GuillermoSK2Jul 1978 – Nov 1979Supp;yMet some good people on the KC like my brother Arturo Torres and Carlton (Brother Will) Williams and my fellow ship boxing team members. Enjoyed the Westpac but the best time was heading down to Mazatlan.
Hood, RandallOS3Jul 1978 – Jul 1982OperationsSome of the best four years of my life. Saw a lot of places, good people, and good times. Hope everyone else is doing well.
Pelham, Steve Aka Spels profile iconEt2Jul 1978 – 1981OEHouff, your kind remark brought a tear to my eye. Harry, I DO NOT recall "that night in Diego Garcia". I do recall you and Hal teaching my green pushbutton ass about the real navy. Hey, fuck those zeros!
Weaver, JerryGMG2Sep 1978 – Jul 1979WeaponsMy first and only Wespac. Had a great time, met some great guys, loved the Shellback initiation! Chief Radloff was great to work for, the GMM's were top notch too!
Marquez, PaulSep 4, 1978 – Sep 4, 1982
Hotz, MichaelBT 3Sep 15, 1978 – Jul 18, 1979enginerring / boiler roomI served with some of the best sailors in the boiler tech division during this time period and would like to hear from you.
Williams, CarltonSH2Sep 22, 1978 – Oct 1980SUPPLY/ S-3I WAS ON THE KC FOR OVER 2 YEARS, NEW A WHOLE LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE, TOMMY WAYNE, BOZ SCAGG, WALKER, (RIP), BIGHAM, BAUTISTA, AND THE WES PACS, I ASLO THING WE DID 45 DAYS STRAIGHT IN THE IO ONE TIME.
Crain, Tim (Tj)IC3Oct 1978 – Jun 1979EWould like to find some of the guys from E division- Ken Cook, Ricky Patten, Z-man, Gomer. Live and work in Minnesota in corretions. drop me an email at tcrain@rw.doc.state.mn.us
Les, HoeflichADMINOct 1978 – Oct 1981Westpac / IO / Shellback and alot of days at sea with a great bunch of guys.PNC Koron in the ship's office was priceless to hear chief say "what a F_ _ _ STORY" many times. My son John is in now -- a "nuke" and very proud to serv
Jones, GregoryIC2Oct 1978 – Oct 1981EIt was a good time with a group of great guys.
Osborne, BobSK2Oct 15, 1978 – Aug 20, 1982S-1Many Many memories of great times and good good freinds

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