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USS Orion (AS 18) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Orion (AS 18). 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 1058 crew members registered for the USS Orion (AS 18).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1952 | 1953 – 1960 | 1961 – 1964 | 1965 – 1966 | 1967 – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 | 1982 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Mocsary, GregTM21982 – 1984
Gauthier, FrankHTC (SW)1982 – 1983R-1 Sheetmetal shop. Had a the best tin benders in the fleet
Liburdi, LarryIM31982 – 1985R5
Cavin, Jim profile iconPNSR/PN31982 – 1984Personnel
Pate, JohnnyDPSN1982 – 1983ADPHad a great time. Would love to hear from Carl Trice, Pat Westfall, Jake the snake, Labriola, John Wilson, Brad or anybody else.
Lodwick, BobMR21982 – 1984R2 Machine ShopWould like to find a ship's patch at resonable cost.
Westfall, PatrickDP31982 – 1983ADP30 years, seems like yesterday
Mays, StevenYNSR1982 – 1983Deck DeptMy first ship, love the place, young and strong!!!
Heston, Johntm31982 – 1984weaponsI learned Italian, I learned Independence and learned to stay away fron the eng department
Bryant, MarvinET21982 – 1983Cal Lab/Shore PatrolHello All!
Snow, RaymondIC31982 – 1983R3
Marsh, DaveLT1982 – 1984R8QA Officer
Way, RogerPN3Jan 1982 – Jul 1983PERSONNEL OFFICEAlways loved walking to work and having a warm pastry and cappuccino on the way to the liberty boat every morning. Italy and the Orion was a great duty station! I hope to go back some day. PN1 (Ret)
Roussain, Ronald Aka WildmanSKSNJan 28, 1982 – May 10, 1983S1 T-ShedHey you all still alive? Hope you didn't survive the rock to kick off when you got to a new ship. lol
Shaw, ChuckHT2Feb 1982 – Feb 1984R-1, 26-ADidn't really want to go over to Italy but glad I went. Made some great friendships that I still remain in contact with. Our son was born while we were over there in Naples. Tried to get back over there before I retired, didn't happen.
Bailey, Dwayne/beetleHT2Feb 1982 – Feb 1985DCHad a great time ! Would love to go back to check out LaMadd sometime. Ive never worked so hard and had so much fun. Good to see a few names I remember on the list.
Grisham, LarryHT1Feb 1982 – Feb 1985R-1 26AI really miss all those great times and great shipmates. The famous Weld Shop and what a great one we had. Give me a email and let me know what your up to.
Sumner, JamesMRFNFeb 1982 – May 1983R2Spent 15 months on the "Rock". Looking back, don't think that it was really that bad. Met some good people there.
Woolsey, DouglasE3Feb 9, 1982 – Feb 2, 1983W2Having to take 60 second showers because of only one boiling in operation was taxing vexing and ad huge pain. Having one operating screw kept us to a max speed of 12 knots with the wind blowing astern.
Amlaw, BobEN2Feb 10, 1982 – Dec 10, 1985Port Service / Shore PatrolI had the Best Duty you could ever ask for, The Boat Were a Blast and Shore Patrol was a vacation
Williamson, MarkFeb 28, 1982 – May 17, 1983S8Had a great time and would never believe I would say this but... I do miss some of the good times had while there.
Frei, Karl R.MR2Mar 1982 – Aug 1985R-2
Willard, MichaelTM2Mar 1982 – Mar 1985W-6 / Shore PatrolThe best of times
Stephens, RayYNMar 17, 1982 – Aug 8, 1985R-0 AdminCountry boy from Arkansas never knew what laid ahead. I made a lot of friends who became family. I'm still living in Palau and after almost 28 yrs. Memories are still here. Every single memory...
Lehman, CraigEM3Mar 31, 1982 – Oct 1, 1984R-3 Rewind Shop
Elkins, JimICFNApr 1982 – Jul 1983Engineering
Castellini, JeffreyICFN-IC3Apr 1982 – May 1984R3DID TWO TOURS OF DUTY THERE FROM 1982-1984AND 1986-1988. HAD A GREAT TIME LIVING IN PALAU. MY RESIDENCE WAS KNOWN AS THE SNAKE PIT.WE HAD MANY PARTIES THERE WITH THE R5 GANG
Ray, Robert / BobEM3Apr 1, 1982 – Dec 1, 1984R3
Strickler, GerldENFNMay 1982 – Oct 1983Aft engineroomI worked in port services first. I had some great times on the girl. I really miss all my friends and Petty officer Duffy.
Simon, RichRM1May 1982 – Sep 1986Communications The Heat was attrocious in the summer and it was Cold in the winter.Liberty Boat rides? FAHGETABOUTIT ! Worked with great fellow communicators. Recently got in touch with Chief Guy and SrChief Sanderfer. Lv a note if you want to..
Bettle, Jim/jamas profile iconDS2May 1982 – May 1985S-8/ADP
South, MikeET 3May 1982 – Mar 1984R-4What a great first fleet command. Steve Nolan, Tracy Norton, Jimmy Jordon, Rod McCrae, Phillipi, Bill Troutman, Dave Vieuxe, Pat McCardle, Terry Farrel, Greg Crossaint, David Waite. Mark Pecararo, Marty Gaff, ect,
Jackson, StanleyTM2/TM!May 1, 1982 – May 3, 1986WeaponsHello to all my shipmates. It was fun wasn't it? I retired in 2001 as an LDO Lieutenant. Contact me if you will ai sjackson1370@comcast.net.
McPeak, ChristopherIC2May 15, 1982 – May 1, 1985R3
Minton, Mike ( A Phase/single Phase)EM3Jun 1982 – Oct 1983R3/ ESome great cruises with a lot of good guys! One of the most memorable periods in my life.
Swartfiguer, RogerSKCJun 1, 1982 – Jun 1, 1985S7/S-6THE ROCK? YES I MADE IT AN RETIRED. PENSACOLA FL. GREAT TIME 1ST CLASS RAN THE SHIP FROM 82-85. GREAT PARTIES.
Ryan, Brian F.MM1/MMCJul 1982 – May 1985Eng/A I was LPO of the O2N2 plant and the Steam & Heat shop in A-Div. It was a great tour. I'd love to return to LaMadd again someday.
Stewart, MattHM2Jul 1982 – Dec 1983MEDICALTHE BEST 18 MONTHS OF MY LIFE (SO FAR).
Torkelson, KenJul 1, 1982 – Dec 20, 1983R-1Would love to go for a ride again, I heard the Orion was put back in service.
Huehn, RobertEM2Jul 12, 1982 – Oct 14, 1984R-5/ R-3 Made lots of friends and had alot of good memories on the Orion.
Trejo, DavidRP1Jul 20, 1982 – Aug 20, 1985XI am an RP1 and used to stand duty in the Admin office, I was an EX YN so they had me working on the Newspaper that came out Every week. I fondly remember the nice Pizzas that we bought by the 'etto'.
Newell, JoeMMCS(SS)Aug 1982 – Oct 1985R-9 R-OWAS R-9 DIV OFFICER THEN WENT TO SHIPS SUPERINTENDENT . LOVED LAMADD WISH I HAD STAYED INSTEAD OF GOING TO RECRUITING DUTY IN READING PA. WORST JOB I HAD IN MY 21 YEARS-GOT OUT BECAUSE OF IT
Hurley, RussSH/SNAug 24, 1982 – Nov 11, 1983S-3It was the best of times...
Heath, Kerry (Cowboy)HT-3Aug 26, 1982 – Apr 12, 1984R-1I survide the rock and the wild nights at the bowling ally we had some wild times
Wuerth, RonMR2Sep 1982 – Feb 1985R2Had a great time on the Orion and in Palau. Would love to hear from some old friends.
Kane, MikeFTGC (SS)Sep 1982 – Oct 1984Fire Control Repair ShopI miss La Madd. Heading back for a visit next year. I wonder if they ever opened the "new" commissary and exchange, before they closed the base down?
Morrison, WaydeHT1Sep 1982 – Oct 1984NDT LabLoved my time in Italy and fellow shipmates. Remember Dennis, Chief Tobin, Randy, Taggart and his Life Savers Coffee Cup, Marc Dube, and the rest of the gang. Most of all LOVED Italy. Still trying to go back.
Taylor, JohnEMCM (SW)Oct 1982 – Feb 1984RepairJohn and family enjoyed living in LaMaddalena. Wife Janice sends this to inform you of his death on 3/15/10. Family welcomes memories from all who wish to share, via email to jtwtaylor@yahoo.com
Craig, Petty Officer Craig profile iconEM1Oct 11, 1982 – Oct 31, 1991Quality Assuranceworked as a Quality Assurance Supervisor on board the USS Orion AS-18 with shipmates I am looking for
Morel, CasE3Oct 30, 1982 – Aug 24, 1983BoatsmenGreat times in La Madelena.
Sipe, RussellE-3Nov 1982 –R-0Loved living on la madd. Lots of good friends back then, Greg, Bobbie jo, Tucker, Rosie,. My oldest child was born in Naples. Some day i would love to go back!
Martin, JeffDM2Nov 1982 – Oct 1984AdminLooking for anyone who may remember me in Italy woodwork1955@gmail.com
McElroy, Donald profile iconTM3Dec 1982 – Jun 1984Weapons
Zechlin, MichaelEM2Dec 1982 – Oct 1986E DIVISION
Skytta, DanSKSNDec 1, 1982 – Jun 1, 1984S-5 SUPPLY Q/ALooking for SK3 Frank Jacobs and SK3 Doug Hoffman. I just spoke with Tommy Tyler, he sounded great.
Askin, Dexteric3Dec 10, 1982 – Jun 15, 1984movie exchange port services
Foster, ErikYnsnDec 19, 1982 – Jul 1, 1985AdminI had wonderful Tour Great memories
Kelly, Dawson/gedunkLI3Dec 30, 1982 – Jun 29, 1986R-0 Print Shop

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