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USS Oriskany (CV 34) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Oriskany (CV 34). 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 588 crew members registered for the USS Oriskany (CV 34).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1954 | 1955 – 1960 | 1961 – 1963 | 1964 – 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Lindauer, DennyAN1974 – Jun 1976AIMD IM5was on final cruise - boarded 74 while in dry dock at Long Beach -discharged june 76 - decommissining crew . want to hear from former shipmates
Bolander, DavidAO-31974 – 1975ANY G-DIVISION GUYS STILL AROUND?
Alex, MichaelMM21974 – 1976A Conditioning & RefrigerationMember of the last WestPac Cruise and started the decommissioning.
Turner, EdPN21974 –X DivisionTerminated shore duty in Fallon, Nv. Met the O'boat in Alameda after it's return from WestPac. Went down to Long Beach Naval Shipyard for drydock then back to Alameda.
Laughlin, Sa ABHAA1974 – 1975V1Crashcrew and salvage. Looking for anyone from that div. Went aboard when they got back from westpac at Alameda,then went to drydock in long beach,then kitty crude to Hawaii and back then I mustered out on hardship disch
Jeffrey, Scott profile iconMM/1974 – 1976B / Aft AuxiliaryGood memories of the Mighty O. 2 WestPac tours. I worked on the flash evaporator systems. I was lucky to be a part of the decommissioning crew in Bremerton. Sad to retire the lady, but her outcome as a reef was good.
Chastain, James MM31974 – Sep 30, 1976maft engine room thru d com.
Hardman, RandyAE3Jan 1974 – Jun 1976Aviation Electrican ShopJoined the Oriskany Crew in Phillipines on next to last cruise. Was on the last cruise and decommisioning team. Was assigned to Mirmar NAB tru March 1977.
Mata, Robert R.ABH3Jan 1, 1974 – Aug 30, 1976V3
Jacobs, Robert "Jake"ABE3Jan 20, 1974 – Sep 1976V2 catshad a blast with all the guys Eilert{learch} swisher, bell, lawson, harrison,miller,penn, to many names to mention.remember when we were leaving subic to go back to the states when stuart fell off the boat @ midnight.
Burgos, MiguelANJan 22, 1974 – Sep 24, 1976I WORKED IN V5 DIV PRIMARY TALKING TO OTHERS IN A HEAD PHONE FOR THE BIG AND LIL BOSS SO THEY CAN RUN THE FLIGHT DECK FROM A LOOKING TOWER ABOVE PLAT AND LENS. A VERY EXCITING JOB TO SAY THE LEAST NOT TO MENTION THE MISCHIEF US YOUNG SAILORS GOT INTO
Robinson, JeffLTFeb 5, 1974 – Feb 5, 1976X
Ward, Craigabh-3Feb 8, 1974 – Oct 28, 1976hanger deck V-3
Dousharm, DarylRM3Apr 1, 1974 – Jun 6, 1975CommunicationsLooking for old boot camp buddy and shipmate on the Oriskany. He was known as Ray Lawson-full name Donald Ray Lawson from Lancaster Calif. He was a deck ape from 73-75. If anyone knows of him email me. Thanks.
Cordes, KevinAO2May 1974 – May 1977va-215the best crew EVER
West, Mike (Smokehouse)E-3-2-1May 24, 1974 – Apr 11, 1975boiler roomLong Beach was fun chipping boiler casings sure sucked, they were changing O from diesel to navy distillate- I came on with Cheesman - Kuhles - Bettes - Knapp I wish I would have made the WP 11 report chits ACED that
McLeod, David "Big Mac"E3 GMGJun 1974 – Sep 19765th weaponsWould love to talk to any of the guys from the 5th Div..looking for Frank Buldrahn, Coss, Permberton..You guys around??my email is themcleods2@yahoo.com long live the Mighty O, may she rest in peace...
Cox, Robert profile iconGMT2Jun 1974 – Mar 1975WWas DCPO most of my time in W Div. Eventually made CPO in Sept 1983 and retired 9/31/1988. Went to work for Los Alamos National Laboratory and retired from there 4/5/2012. Living the GOOD LIFE now.
Davidson, JoelEnsignJun 1974 – Mar 1975XI had the best Chief on the ship working with me. As a newly minted Ensign, PNC Thompson looked out for me and helped me find my way. I've never forgotten how smart and kind this man was.
O'Brian, JerryOSCJun 1974 – May 1976OISpent almost two years aboard Oriskany. Was aboard for her last cruise. Met some great people while aboard. Best CPO Mess I every belonged too.
Stein, KurtHT3Jul 1974 – Jul 1976R
Roach, EricPR3Jul 1974 – 1975VF-191Looking for other squadron and IM2 Parachute Riggers..
Nugent, BillE3Jul 15, 1974 – Jul 15, 1975Hanger Deck ControlLooking to hear from any one during this period or from my buddies in this division
Meredith, JamesANAug 1974 – Jul 1975AIMDStarted out Jet shop moved to GSE love it had some of the best times used to sit on catwalk under flight deck with my buds ,my 8 track player and some jack from home watching flight ops miss the mighty O
Schroeder, KarlRM3Aug 14, 1974 – Sep 20, 1975communicationsIonboard before going into drydock in Long Beach, CA. made last westpac and served during decommisioning, last of production division before she was towed to Bremerton for mothball. Anyone remember Gary Larson,Randy Bledsoe, John hemmings?
Royster, Edgar /heavye-3Sep 1974 – Jun 19762do any one remeber daryl jones who was killed, by being blowed off haggar bay by a jet being worked on. he was airman. do any one remeber vietnam. please email me. orcall 919 943 1479
Wood, Jim/woodyabe-3Sep 1974 – 1976v-2 &v-5what a crazy time in v-2 division. ran with some good guys. jake, chops, koontz, ken swisher. if anyone sees this get a hold of me, hogman95@wowway.com. jim wood/woody
Scott, Michael (Scooter)ABE3Sep 9, 1974 – Feb 28, 1976V-2 DivisionArresting Gear Crew. Looking for any old shipmates who might remember me. Worked for Chief Zimmerman.
Gurnak, DavidGMGSNSep 13, 1974 – Sep 29, 19765 THHave not talked to any one from the Oriskany 5TH Div. for 33 years! Any one come up with Asbestosis? It must of been from working below decks in the magazines; all that grinding! Any one know of any one or info? VA denied my first claim!
Quejado, Apolonio Jr ("Quejay")SKSNSep 19, 1974 – Dec 1976S-1on board the mighty "O" in 74 under Lt John Beckett S1 Div. until her decommissioning in 76. I remember Joe F, Higley, Smith, Palma, Dionisio, Corpuz, Abelar, Cervantes, Avinion, etc.
Mesa, DavidSNOct 1, 1974 – Oct 1, 1977XURGENT! Do you remember Larry Risher, Mark Wilson, James Farmer, Sean Money, Jose Dominguez, or Rick Wilson - X Div. SN? Please contact me at 415-646-7163. Ask for David... need to contact these guys ASAP!
Watts, JimmyHTFNNov 27, 1974 – Sep 12, 1974Came aboard in longbeach Ca.Ship in dry Dock.Moved to home port Alameda,Made last West-Pac.With The MIGHTY-O,and returned back for Decommissioning Left in Sept for new duty station USS-ORION AS-18 Charleston,SC, It Was a Great Honor .
Hersey, MarionMSSN1975 – 1976S2Served in S-2 TAD from VF191
Smith, Terrance (Terry)AC11975 – 1976OCMy greatest memories of my Navy experience were with the crew of the "O" Boat on its last WestPac cruse. Looking for my buds if you are out there.
Mata, Ramon (Ray)EW31975 – 1976OI/OWReported onboard in Subic on the final cruise and participated in the final preps for decom. After OPS spaces were finished we went to help in the AFT EVAP space working alongside the engineering gang.
Feuker, JoeMM21975 – 1976ALOX Plant
Blickos, Jonfn1975 – 1976BWas on the decommissoning crew in Alameda Ca. and was one of the 50 crew members selected to go to Bremerton Wa to mothball the Oriiskany.Do remember Kevin Redman (reddog) Debbie....Hayward Ca..goodtimes in apt complex
Henderson, PhillipMM21975 – 1976O2N2
Dillard, Kim (Dill)RMSNJan 1975 – Jun 1976CRNOTHING LIKE FLATTOP DUTY IT WAS GREAT SUBIC BAY ALL THE WAY
Haacke, RandallBT-3Jan 1975 – 1976BI worked in fire room #1 . Would like to hear from some friends.
Hanners, TerryE-2Jan 1, 1975 – Jul 15, 1976Was on last leg of her last westpac cruise when the ship was damaged in storm. Helped with part of decom before being shipped off to school. She now sits about 4 hours drive from here on the bottom of the ocean. I hope to dive soon
Batten, James ScottBT3Jan 10, 1975 – Apr 15, 1976B
Groover, Randal M. (Randy)BTFNJan 12, 1975 – Sep 1976"B"WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM OLD SHIPMATES WHO WENT WESTPAC 75
Taylor, Bobby (Tennessee)ABHANFeb 1975 – Sep 30, 1976V1Learned to be a spotter, elevator operator and director, Loved the final trip to Subic and Hongkong. To bad they took a really good ship out of commission and Sank her. Always missed the Mighty "O"
Youngen, GregABEFeb 1975 – Jun 1976V-2Arresting gear and Pri-Fly, also decomissioning. Did the O=Boat's last West-Pac tour
Guarin, AlexFNFeb 15, 1975 – Oct 30, 1976B divisionI worked in the fireroom when she was being recommission in Long Beach Naval Shipyard and homeported in Alameda, California until we decommissioned her Treasure Island on Oct 1976
Thacker, MarkAC2Mar 1975 – Jun 1976OCVery fond memories of the "O" boat and the Navy as a whole.
Roberts, JosephSAApr 1975 – Sep 1976CSSignalman
Rice, WesleyETN3Apr 1975 – Sep 1976OE
Redman, Kevin "reddog"BT3Apr 7, 1975 – Dec 16, 1976boiler tech no1hi men i rode the oriskany up to bremerton wash to put it in "mothballs" i cant remember the dates but man what a party that was we all lived off base it was like a reg 9 to 5 job
Chamblee, RobertEN3Apr 10, 1975 – Mar 7, 1976A AC&R
Salazar, RichardE3Apr 17, 1975 – Dec 8, 1975M DivisionMade the last West Pac then cross decked to the USS Ranger.
Dane, Robert profile iconEW2Apr 30, 1975 – Jul 19, 1976Electronics Warfare (CIC)Had a great time. Loved the PI and it's people.
Patterson, JimABEANMay 29, 1975 – Sep 30, 1976V-2 divisionBow Cats
Mollet, RobertSEAMAN RECRUITJun 1975 – Jan 1976DeckHelmsman
Fowler, EdwardBT3Jun 1975 – 1976B
Shelton, RodneyGMGSNJul 16, 1975 – Oct 20, 19765th
Wildhirt, RichardAK3Aug 1975 – Sep 30, 1976Aviation StoresDecommission date should be 1976, not 1975. I was on her final deployment in 1975, and with her during her decommisioning in Alameda.
Wills (Parcell), Chris "Possum"AMHANAug 1975 – Mar 1976VA-215 Barn OwlsMy first cruise, and her last. She is currently at Corpus Christi, TX (where I now live), getting hazmat cleaned out for sinking as a reef. Very sad day when she was towed in last January, instead of a proud fighting lady, she's now a rusted hulk.
Riden, JeffAT3Sep 1975 – Apr 1976RVAW110 Det4What an adventure! Decommissioning cruise. West Pac memories for a lifetime.
Perkins, LenEnsignSep 1975 – Oct 1976FirstLast Deployment and Decomm
John, RunyonE-3Sep 12, 1975 – Jun 20, 1976EngineeringLiving in Lampasas Texas
Martel, ChristopherRMSNOct 1975 – Sep 1976communictaionsBest memories are of Wes-Pac cruise, worst memories are scraping the bilges after I went to Captain's Mast! I would'nt trade it for the world!
Carroll, FrankAOANOct 1975 – Mar 1976VA-215P.I. was the best
Philpott, StevenFTSN/FT3Oct 1975 – Sep 1976Foxlast westpac thru decommissioning in Alameda
Ford, DaleBT2Oct 23, 1975 – Sep 30, 1976B
Kaplan, Lawrence (Larry)E-1Nov 25, 1975 – Sep 30, 1976V-1
Witt, GregE-1Dec 1975 – Jun 1976V-1
Nielsen, AnkerSHSNDec 19, 1975 – Sep 30, 1976S-3Made last West-Pac on the Mighty "O" and then went to Voids Division. I rememner that storm that caused us to go back to PI for repairs when we should have gone to Hong Kong. She was an Awesome ship.
McCulley, StanleyENFA1976 –Engineering A
Myers, JackABHANMay 1976 – Mar 1976V-1
Kamholtz, GaryAD3May 1976 – May 1976aimdI voluntarily terminated shore duty at NAS North Island to go to sea, afterall that is why i enlisted in the Navy. I had a great time on that vessel. Looking for long ago friend Richard Cotton. You out there?
Yavorsky, John DennisCDR. DC USNAug 1978 –DentalDental Officer on last Deployment

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