OAKES, Joseph - Moon Township, PA 77-79 mail
*** MUC - Com7Flt Band
^^^ Now District Loss Prevention Supvr, Wal-Mart
OBRIEN, Terry - Chicago, IL 61-64 #1289 mail
*** BT2 - I believe I was on Board for about 3 years from 1961 until I got out on Aug.4th 1964. The navy gave me an early out as the ship was going over to relieve the St. Paul.
^^^ I am now retired after 34 years on the Chicago Fire Dept. I retired as a Battalion Chief. I split my time between Ft. Myers Fl.& Chicago.
Is there any way I can find out what happened to the ship?
OROSCO, Andy - Henderson, NV 60-64 mail
*** MM3 - Forward fireroom (generator gang) & fwd engineroom
^^^ Work for city of Henderson Public Works. I have been in construction work for 39 yrs. We have 3 adult children and 8 grand and 1 on the way
ORNICK, Kenneth - Manteca, CA 75-78 #355 mail
*** JO2 - Ran the Radio and TV Station and Public Affairs Office
^^^ I am working for a major health insurance company as a claims processing analyst. I live with my wife, who I married in the Phillipines while on the OK City
ORR, Jerry Lee - Central Point, 72-75 OR #1104 mail
*** SH3 - ran ship's store, laundry, small stores and storerooms. Best buddy was Jack Newkirk.
^^^ Married with 5 grown kids + 5 grand + 1 on the way! Work for school district but spent my younger years as a bartender and bar/owner in Reno, Nevada before settling here in Oregon
ORTENDAHL, Robert - Tulsa, OK 73-77 mail
*** HM2 - Medical Department; best buds were Steve Cordes and Rich Donnelly, learned the most from chief Smith and chief Malenofski
^^^ Working in Vocational Employment for people with developmental disabilities and also teach in this field for the State of Oklahoma. Married 28 years to Paula, a registered nurse
OSTER< Richard E. - #1284 mail
*** CPL - DCPO for the Marine Detachment, Worked in the Brig, manned the 5” guns, and loved those security alerts. OHHHH- RAHHHH!!! Friends: Randy Wosnick, Jackson, Morse & Gunny McGraw
^^^ I work for Young Life in the IT department. I’m also a Colorado Mounted Ranger (volunteer law enforcement) not quite as much fun as the days on the Okie Boat but I’ve had a couple of exciting moments. I have a grown daughter and a granddaughter as well as a 2 year old Marine in training (grandson). Happy Birthday Marines!!!
OTTEN, Robert F. - Silverdale, WA 77-79 #247 mail
*** GMG1 - 6"47 Turret Captain and LPO. Now LDO Lt.CDR, AOIC of Naval Weapons Station, Port Hadlock, WA.
OVIATT, Donald - Omaha, NE 69 #482 mail
*** CYNSN - Communications Yeoman, assigned to Flag Staff CR-CS Division
^^^ Still shuffling paper but now for a railroad in Omaha
OWEN, Tim - Krugerville, TX 73-74 #546 mail
*** RM3 - As a Radioman, I learned a lot in communication. Had a lot of fun with the guys I worked with. Going through these name on the “Look for Shipmates”, I found a lot of names that I have forgotten.
^^^ I work for Frontier Communications at the Network Operations Center at DFW Airport. I now live in Northern Texas with my wife from Canada. Married for 22 years. My home town is Reno Nevada. Have ridden Dirt bikes. Still ride a Street bike. Play racing on the xbox360. I have a ton of pictures and slides that I took while onboard ship. I would like to post them.
OXFORD, Jerry W - Norfolk, VA 73-75 #01071 mail