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ABUAN, Manuel A - Wilmington, CA 75-78 mail
*** BT3 - B Div, fwd fireroom, oil lab
^^^ Ret as BTCS NJROTC instr at Banning HS. Avid tennis & chess player

ADAMS, Jean - Lakewood, CA 66-67 mail
*** DK3 - Deck Force then promoted to DK
^^^ Now work for Boeing as financial analyst & for myself as a personal financial planner

AGUILAR, Edward - CA 73-75 #1247 mail
*** RM3 - Com7Flt - Looking For my Buddies Mark Lampe, John Diciaula,Bill williams,Tom S.Jones

ALBORNOZ, Carlos J - Barstow, CA 71-72 #01061 mail
*** YN2 - Came aboard as deck seaman / mess cook, then to Capt's Office with YNCS Bailey, CWO Nededog, YN2 Squires, YNSN Joe Dunne, YNSN J. P. Janes and later WO1 Williams & YN1 Price
^^^ Retired as YNCS(SW) 30 Sep 93. Sec'y at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, TX then moved to CA working with the INS as examiner until 2000. Now in Environmental Div sect at USMC Logistics Base, Barstow, CA

ALDEN, Melvin - Torrence, CA 60-64 mail
*** SN - 1st Div

ALGER, Charles - San Diego, CA 75-78 mail
*** ET2 - Trying to locate James N Pattee. Best times were in Taiwan

ALLBAUGH, Jim - Hemet, CA 71-74 mail
*** GM - 6" Guns

ALLEN, John J. - San Diego, CA 70-77 mail
*** GMM1 - Talos Missile House - Best Bud was Jim Rainford
^^^ Married, one boy 23 y/o. Now on-line assistance agent for several different companies

AQUINO, David - Bakersfield, CA 71-73 mail
*** RM3 - CR Div
^^^ Now VP Human Relations for Sun World produce. Married, 4 children, 3 grandchildren & 2 on the way!

BACCI, Michael J. - El Cajon, CA 71-74 mail

BARRETT, John W. - Santa Monica, CA 63-65 mail
*** Marine Detachment - USMC

BAT, Randy - Simi Valley, CA 75-77 mail
*** RM3 - Tech Control Facilities.

BAUGH, Geoffrey - Colton, CA 75-79 mail

BECKWITH, Gary - Oxnard, CA 76-79 mail
*** FTM1 - Missile house

BEECHER, Lowell E - Tulare, CA 72-75 #1092 mail
*** SMSN - Signalman - James Randall was my best buds
^^^ I'm a Harley Davidson tech at Custom Chrome Inc. Formerly worked for H-D for 17 years

BILLINGSLEY, Elmus, Jr. - San Marcos, CA 73-78 mail
*** GMG2 - Gun Captain - 6"/47 Turret.
^^^ Married, 2 kids, 21 & 22, I'm a grandfather. Security Officer p/t in San Diego, full-time college. Retired as GMG1

BLACK, Jerry - Lomita, CA 78-79 mail
*** RMSN - Crypto, Com7Flt Staff

BOSHEARS, Robert R. - Bakersfield, CA 72-74 mail
*** JO3 - X Div, OKCity Times, Public Affairs Office (Ship and Flag.)Retired as Capt, US Army res
^^^ Customer Rels Rep for USPS

BOUCHER, John T. - Sunnyvale, CA 62-64 mail
*** FTM3 - AN/SPG-49 Talos Tracking Radar

BRACE, William "Bill" - Woodland Hills, CA 44-47 mail
*** SN - CL91

BRANSFORD, Tom - Concord, CA 60-63 mail
*** Lieutenant JG - CIC - Recom Crew

BROADWAY, Blake - San Jose, CA 68-70 #00999 mail
*** DPSN - X Div
^^^ CW4, ARNG Active, USNR Retired

BROWN, Alexander - Lemon Grove, CA 73-78 mail
*** BMCS 2nd Div Weapons / Deck. Ret BMCM Nov 86 with 33 yrs svce
^^^ Settled in CA with my Japanese bride. Own & operate my own bar - business is great

BROWN, Ken - San Diego, CA 75-77 mail
*** ADJ2 - Helo Crew Blackbeard 01, ADCS in HSL 47 at NASNI
^^^ Will retire in Mar 01 - bunked in CR Div

BUCHANAN, Julius "Buck" - Santa Monica, CA 72-74 mail
*** SN - Com7Flt boat pool "Barnett's Commode Commandos"
^^^ Work for VA Med Ctr at Los Angeles

CADENA, Jose - San Dimas, CA 77-Decom mail
*** BMSN - 3rd Div also X.O.'s orderly
^^^ Retired as Chief in '99

CAHILL, Thomas - Alpine, CA 65-67 mail
*** RM1 - Com7Flt, teletype & crypto rapair
^^^^ Ret from US Navy in 73. Work for RCI Corp doing electronics installations on USN ships. Can't get away from the ships

CAMPBELL, John L. - Glendale, CA 75-78 mail
*** FTGC - in charge of MK-37 Gun Fire Control System & Asst 3M Coordinator

CANFIELD, Al - Meadow Vista, CA 67-68 mail
*** WO1 Personnel Officer - Ret July '79 as CWO4

CARPENTER, Richard B. - Santee, CA 75-79
*** PO3 - 3rd Div

CASIAS, Rudolpho "Guy" - Porterville, CA 74-77 mail
*** CTO2 - OS Div, Naval Security Group Detatchment. Best friend was Mike Hannon
^^^ Retired in '85; attained AA in Fire Tech, BS in Fire Admin & Vocational Ed Certificate. I am now a Lt. & Arson Investigator with local F.D. My wife Mae is an RN, oldest son is a LTjg (NUC)(SS), next son was a NUC but got out after six. Daughter Felicia is married to an HM

CASTELLI, John - Orange, CA 66-68 mail
*** FTMSN - Talos Missile Division, was also ship's DJ under the name "Lallapolluzza."
^^^ Single Dad, son Gabriel is 25. Now a teacher & coach (basketball & volleyball) at a Catholic School (22 yrs)

CAYCE, Robert E - Salinas, CA 62-63 #01045 mail
*** LtCdr - Asst Ops / CIC Officer
^^^ Retired USN in '68. Owned & operated a marine electronics sales & repair business until wife died in '99. Remarried 2001. Today I do FCC inspections on party boats

CHILDERS, Gary - Bonita, CA 60-64 mail
*** SMC - Leading PO then Chief of OS Div. Ret as a Lt after 26 yrs
^^^ Now fully ret, my wife & I travel a lot in our 40' motorhome.

CHOLERTON, Eric - Santa Paula, CA 68-72 #1249 mail
*** ETR2 - OE Div - The OK City, shortly after my transfer to it, left San Diego to become the flagship for the U.S. Seventh Fleet, with homeport in Yokosuka, Japan. Reason for my voluntary transfer was to serve the balance of my enlistment in the Far East. I reenlisted for 2 additional years (after signing up for 4 years). My rating was electronics technician, and I maintained the SPS-10 radar, the WLR-1 ecm gear, and miscellaneous other electronics equipment. I was the only ET to serve in the newly formed OW division (operations electronics warfare) during my service. A shipmate Radarman who was discharged two years earlier than me, was instrumental in helping me following my own discharge in Japan, where I lived before returning to the States to attend college under the GI Bill. Service aboard the OK City was appreciated due to its opportunity to visit more ports of call (than other fleet ships), in Japan and several other places in the Far East.
^^^ I am presently retired, but I provide emailed comments on current conditions facing the United States to a selected distribution, and would welcome adding others to my list, if they contact me.

CORNWELL, James - Walnut, CA 69-71 mail
*** CYN3 - CR Div - best friends were Terry and Paco
^^^ Now a conductor for Union Pacific RR, my run is from Los Angeles to Yuma. Married going on 29 yrs to the lady I was writing while aboard the okie. We have 3 boys

CORPUZ, Demetrio - San Diego, CA 75-77 mail
*** BT3 - Aft Fireroom.
^^^ Retired BTC in 94. Now Personnel Officer for Assessor Office, County of San Diego. 2 children. Also a member of the ComSeventhFleet-USS Oklahoma City CG-5 Family Association in San Diego, California.

CORT, Bobby E - Shasta Lake, CA 61-62 mail
*** OS1 - Senior radarman for 7th Flt staff. Used members of 7th Flt band to help with radar duties while at sea
^^^ Served my 20 and ret in Seattle from NRTC as OS Instructor. Worked as Corrections,Parking and Traffic control Officer in PD. Out board Mech. & parts mgr, Newspaper Circ mgr & the most fun of all Driving Charter Busses in the western US and Canada. Now retired again

COSTELLO, Ronald E - Cottonwood, CA 66-68 mail
*** YNSN - Legal Yeoman

COX, Craig - Selma, CA 72-74 mail
*** CS3 - Commisrayman
^^^ Now truckdriver

CRAIG, Donald - Santa Rosa, CA 60-62 mail
*** ETR3 - Buddies were Jerry Sandin and Bob Michalk
^^^ Ret from Pac Bell in '96. 2 sons, 2 grandchildren, 1 wife

CRAWFORD, Raymond L. - Ridgecrest, CA 76-78 mail
*** U.S. Marine Corps

CROWTHER, John E. - San Diego, CA 68-74 mail
*** RD/OS2 - OI Div

CURTIS, George - Covina, CA 67-70 mail
*** FT3 - Tech on MK-111 Mod 0 fire control computer

CUTLER, Glen - Menifee, CA 68-69 mail
*** ENSN - A Div
^^^ Married 26 yrs, 3 grown children. Same company for 31 years & have a small welding business for the last 20. Enjoying the country life on 5 acres in So Cal

DAVIS, William - Orange, CA, 60-64, mail
*** CS3 - Cook
^^^ Married, 3 grown children, 8 grandkids. Currently Dir of Facilities for Sanmina Corp

DAWID, Steven - San Diego, CA 71-74 mail
*** ET2 - Worked on AN/WRT-2's

DELGADO, Eliseo "Bob" - Winchester, CA 75-77 #01034 mail
*** SGT - USMC Mardet
^^^ Retired USMC as 1st SGT. Proud to have served with some of the best Marines the corps had to offer. Semper Fi

DIBLASI, John - Lake Forest, CA 62-64 mail
*** GM - Missle Div

DICIAULA, John - Temecula, CA, 72-75, mail
*** RM3 - Radio Shack, Com7Flt Staff.
^^^ Owner of John's Motorcycles in Murrieta, CA

DODGE, Mike - San Diego, CA 75-77 #1349 mail
*** AG2 - I was on the Okie Boat in the weather office, 7th Flt Staff. Arrived as AGAA Dodge, Oct 1975. Advanced to AG3 1977. Came back to the ship for the cruise up to Inchon, Korea and was advanced to AG2 during the cruise. The time spent on the USS Oklahoma City was the best for a young sailor. I was on the ship for a couple of weeks when we got underway. Left Yoko for Keelung, spent a couple of days there, then to Kaochsiung, 3 days, then to the P.I., 1 week inport, Singapore, Hong Kong, and back to Yokosuka for Christmas. I later made LDO and retired in 1994 as a LT. I was in the weather office with AGC Shemanski (retired CWO4), AG1 Salts (retired CDR LDO), AG1 Pat Hendricks (LDO selectee), AG2 Henley (retired AGCS), AG3 Farrelli (retired AGC), AG3 Conway (retired AG1), AGAN Rolfe (retired AGCS).
^^^ I now own Pacific Paradise Realty in Pacific Beach, CA with my wife Karen.

DODSON, Joseph A. - Santa Clara, CA, 70-72, mail
*** Lt(jg) - FG Div & Gun Battery Officer
^^^ Worked for DOD 12 years as civilian Contracting Officer. Now work for small Gov't contractor. Married 25 yrs, 2 grown daughters

DRAPER, David - Vista, CA 73-76 mail
*** SN - 2nd & FG Div
^^^ Working for Gov't at Camp Pendleton. Have a 13 y/o son Jeremy, beautiful girlfriend Sue & her beautiful daughters Sheremy, 21 + Shana, 20

DUGGER, Randy - San Jose, CA 76-79 mail
*** DS2 - Comm Shack supporting MPDS system
^^^ Have a computer consulting co in San Jose. Married to Chris for 26 yrs. We have a 20 y/o son

DUGGIN, Jim - Brea, CA 61-63 mail
*** ETN3 - OE Div

ELAM, David - Merced, CA 78-79
*** YN3 - Engineering Log Room and Capt's Office

ENSTAD, Paul A. - Santa Maria, CA 68-71 mail
*** FTM2 - Ejoyed my time on the OK City very much
^^^ Have a gas station, 2 wonderful kids & a crochety old wife that I love very much. Send me some mail!

ERICKSON, Tom - Van Nuys, CA 71-72 mail
*** PO3 - S2 Div

ESTES, William B - Los Angeles, CA 64-66 #1307 mail
*** LCDR - I reported aboard as Fire Control Officerand completed my tour as Assistant Weapons Officer.
^^^ I retired in 1969 and worked in aerospace (Litton and then Hughes Aircraft) until 1997 when I retired again. If you are not yet retired, come on in, the water is fine!

EURICH, John P - Santa Clara, CA 68-71 #01040 mail
*** DS1 - Maintained MPDS computer, CR Div, 1st & 7th Flt Staff. One of my most demanding and rewarding jobs, and, because of my shipmates, sometimes enjoyable
^^^ Now Pres & CEO, Engineering DataXpress, Inc. Married 39 yrs, 25 yr old daughter

FABON, Antonio - San Diego, CA 73-76
*** PO2 - S-5 Div

FAY, Michael "Fernando" - Carlsbad, CA 71-75 mail
*** SH2 - Worked in all aspects of the Ship's Serviceman position. Also had a daily radio show with the call name of Fernando Fay.
^^^ Currently Info Systems Mgr for major insurance company with a B.S. in management. Married, 2 children 11 & 14

FLORES, Sam - Oakland, CA 72-75 mail
*** MU2 - Com7Flt Band
^^^ Retired USN in 1990 - owner of Jon's Music & Repair in Oakland

FOLEY, Joseph - Covina, CA 59-61, mail
*** SN - OL Div, Lookouts
^^^ Now an Ironworker, single & travel a lot

FOLMER, Richard - Laguna Beach, CA 68-70 mail
*** Lt(jg) - Com7Flt, Communications Watch Officer

FRY, Bob - Antelope, CA 74-77 mail
*** CWO2 - Com7Flt - Director of 7th Fleet Band ^^^ Now a computer engineer, divorced with 2 children and 1 grandchild

GAMBLE, Ted - Maraga, CA 60-61 mail
*** Lt(jg) - Supply & Disbursing Officer - member of pre-comm crew during conversion to CLG-5

GERITY, Robert - Santa Barbara, CA 60-63 mail
*** LT(jg) - Electronics Div Officer

GILE, Mike - Alameda, CA 1969-71 mail

GILHULY, John F. - San Pedro, CA 63-66 mail
*** Lieutenant, EMO - OE Division - First ship since being commissioned so getting around the Wardroom was a little daunting; had a good gang of ETs who didn't need a lot of pushing and hauling to get the job done. LT Hartman (DCA), and LT McCune (1stLT) were close friends; of course ENS Maley my Asst.; too many more to mention
^^^ After leaving, I went to FTC SDiego, USS Eldorado (LCC11) and NavTelCom in Washington, DC. I retired in '73 and went to work for City of Los Angeles Harbor Dept. for 20+ more years. Am fully retired and practicing sloth and indolence at all times
GOFF, Richard - Oakley, CA 64-67
*** CS3 - Commissary

GOODWIN, Benjamin - Woodland, CA 60-62 {Deceased}
*** PC3 - Recomm Crew
^^^ Died 1992

GOW, Randy - Paynes Creek, CA 75-76 mail
*** MM2 - "M" Division
^^^ Work: Pilot, Air Traffic Controller - Hobbies: Boating, SCUBA diving, Harley riding

GREENE, James Marcus - Modesto, CA 64-67 mail
*** SA

GREGG, Bill - San Jose, CA 67-68 mail
*** FT3 - FG Div

GREGORY, Art - Stockton, CA 64-67 mail
*** RM1 -
^^^ Now Senior Tech for Sprint with 2 college grad sons and very involved in American Legion (past Commander 2x)

GROW, Ken - Downey, CA 69-71 #1156 mail
*** CYN3 - worked in Comm, then Flag Admin in Awards - reported on board when ship was in dry dock
^^^ Today I own a small business and sell insurance

GUEST, Lyman (Chip) - San Jose, CA 74-78 mail
*** Lieutenant - MPDS/CE Division Officer Ship's Company / Com7Flt

GUTIERREZ, Alberto - San Bernardino, CA 70-71 #1311 mail
*** BMSN - I was in the 2nd Deck Division and later was in the Print Shop
^^^ Today I still work part time in a small print shop and as a Custodian at San Bernardino where I am 2nd Vice President for CSEA.

GUY, Greg - Escondido, CA 77-79 mail
*** QM3 - Quartermaster of the watch, NX Div. Buddied were Norman ("Wild Man")Wildenman, Mike Ling and Hugh Darlington
^^^ I'm a single father of an 8 y/o working with a construction engineering firm

HARDWICK, Michael R - Santa Barbara, CA 68-69 mail
*** DS2 - Installed and maintained MPDS system from Naval Electronics Laboratory (San Diego). In charge of getting a full complement of spare parts on board for the experimental system before we left San Diego. We took the first MPDS (Message Processing and Distribution System) to sea and processed messages for COMSVTHFLT. LT(jg) Theodore (Ted) Struck was the Officer in Charge of MPDS; Others were DS2, John Eurich, SN Walter Hodge, Lou Carrasco, Al Holbrook, T. J. Zimmerman et al.
^^^ Now retired as Senior Systems Analyst from Auditor Controller’s Office of the County of Santa Barbara.

HEATON, Peter J. - Yuxxa Valley, CA 72-75 mail
*** RM1 - CR Division Leading PO, Teletype Repair
^^^ Retired USN 1977

HENRI, Raoul - West Hills, CA 61-63 #1263 mail
*** PN3 - Xray-Div, I&E and Personnel Office. Best Buddies were Jerry Kinneman, Tom Chambers, Dennis Mapes
^^^ Retired

HENSLEE, Ralph W. - Rialto, CA 69-72 mail
*** BMSN - Temp duty in Missile House
^^^ Work in injection molding, live in CA with my wife & 21 y/o son

HERRING, Charles - Torrence, CA 1960-63 mail
*** Lt(jg) - Main Engines Officer

HIGBY, Thomas - Los Banos, CA 75-79 mail
*** FTM1 - FM Div SPG49s, Dir 5 & 6 - buddies were Randy Dugger, Larry DuBois, Albert (Skip) Pinney, Brian Donovan, Louis Harshner and Ron Parker, just to name a few
^^^ I've been a Mfrg/Product/Test Engineer & Production Supervisor for Hewlett-Packard and other semiconductor cos. However, I'm now a Farmers Insurance Agent with 2 kids, 1 grandson

HILL, Robert S. - O'Neals, CA 75-77
*** Corporal - USMC

HOLDEN, William Galt, CA 79 mail
*** DS2 - Worked in Communications, MPDS System
^^^ Now Software Tech Mgr at Cascade Controls

HOPPENRATH, Ted - San Jose, CA, 1965-68, mail
*** RD2 - Radar Crew

HUBBARD, A.L. - Vallejo, CA 74-76 mail
*** FTM1 - Talos Computer Room
^^^ Favorite hobby: going to Subic City

HUMSTON, Robert J. - San Diego, CA 68-71 mail
*** RM1 - Com7Flt i/c/o Teletype Repair under Lt. Brenton. Ret Aug '80 & worked as Tech Rep for RCA/GE/Martin Marrietta
^^^ Working at Titan/Eldyne doing Navy & Commercial installations. Played golf every chance I got with GMM1 Wagner (still do) & CS1 Deerstein

JENNINGS,John F - Oceanside, CA 45-46 mail
*** Ensign - Gunnery Dept., machine gun control officer
^^^ Best buddy was Joseph Jackson. I was reassigned to another ship when OK City returned to the states

JOHNSON, Steve - San Diego, CA 75-77 #1339 mail
*** ENFN - Aboard OK City from 1975 to 1977, and worked in A division in the Steam Heat/ Boat Shop for EN1 Ronjoin and EN1 Soyffer. I reported as an ENFA, went down in rank for awhile, but I left the boat as an ENFN. I retired in 1997 as a Senior Chief Engineman.
^^^ I am now employed as the Training Manager at San Diego Transit.Thanks for all the work you do to keep the website running!

KAYE, Barry Nelson - Long Beach, CA 77-79 mail
*** Navigator 1977 to decommissioning. Stayed in the Navy retiring in 1994 as Captain. Had command of the USS Shasta AE-33 and later was Naval Attache at the American Embassy Beijing.
^^^ Now living in Santa Fe New Mexico with my wife Candace plus 3 dogs and working in real estate. All the kids are grown up, married and have their own kids. My cell # is 505 470 9339. Shipmates - come for a visit, I'll show you around.

KEMEJUK, Jack - Norwalk, CA 68-74 mail
*** MU2 - Seventh Fleet Band

KEMERLING, Gary - San Diego, CA 67-79 mail
*** FTM1 - FM Div

KERZIC, Mike - Yuba City, CA, 76-78 mail
*** FTM2 - Talos Missile House
^^^ Work for Caltrans as an Engineer

KESZLER, Robert "Bob" - Roseville, CA 65-66 mail
*** RM3 - Comm Section
^^^ 31 years in Law Enforcement with CHP & Ca Medical Board. Ret as Supv Investigator for CMB in Aug '98

KEVAN, Kim - Fairfield, CA 75-78 mail
*** MM2 - Aft Engine Room
^^^ Retired MMC '94 - now work at Shell Oil Refinery Martinez, CA

KINKHORST, Franz D. - San Jose, CA 77-78 mail
*** DM2
^^^ Now Federal Police Officer for NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, CA

KIRBY, John - Long Beach, CA 70-73 #01052 mail
*** GMG2
^^^ Just about to finish a 27 yr career with the Long Beach, CA Fire Dept

KLAMFOTH, Dennis - Gridley, CA 75-77 mail
*** MS3 S-2/5 Div - worked in wardroom

KLECK, Dwayne - Lake Elsinore, CA, 1979, mail
*** GS1 - Ret in Feb, 99 as GSMC(SW)

KOWALSKY, Charles "Chuck" - Oxnard, CA, 1975-78, mail
*** RMCS - 7th Fleet Staff, retired as RMCM 1983

KRATHAUS, Albert A. Jr., Temecula, CA 70-73 #1309 mail
*** ETR2 - I was assigned to OE Division Radar Group. Worked on all the radars, maintained the IFF system, and worked on the radar distribution group.
^^^ I retired from the navy 31 March 1989 as an ICC, worked for Atlantic Ordinance & Gyro for a couple of years. I went to work for San Diego Gas & Electric and retired from there May 2005 as a Gas Instrument Technician "A". Since then I've stayed close to home.

KRILL, William "Doc" - Imperial Beach, CA 70-74 {Deceased 2001} For further information, contact John Sprinkle
*** HM1

KRINES, M.M. - Woodland, CA, 1963-67
*** BM1 - 2nd Division LPO - Retired 1980 as BMCM

KURET, Anthony J. - Raymond, CA, 1962-64, mail
*** FT3 - Talos computer room; my brother William was assigned to the G2 radar station
^^^ Retired from Contract Job Shop in '97 and my wife and I are building our retirement home in Raymond, CA, a small town in the foothills east of Madera

LAWS, Dennis - Monterey, CA, 1978-79, mail
*** AG2 Flag Weather

LEE, Don - Oak Park, CA 69-73 mail
*** RD2 - OI Division, Combat Information Center.

LITTMAN, Steve - Irvine, CA 69-70 mail
*** SN - Operations Office - best buddies were Jack Oleson and Chet King
^^^ Now a High School teacher following 21 yrs in Law Enforcement

LONGSTREET, Don - Vallejo, CA, 1975-78, mail
*** MMCS - Asst. A-Division Officer. Retired as CWO4 in '89
Now Facilities Operations Supervisor in Richmond, CA, for Chevron Corp.

LOPEZ, Joselito A - San Diego, CA 76-79 #1201 mail
*** PNSN - 2ND Division as a side boy for a year, later designated as PNSN

LUHRS, George A. - Chula Vista, CA, 1972-75, mail
*** MCPO - Command Master Chief, Assistant Navigator

MacBRIDE, John G. - Coleville, CA 66-67 mail
*** LI2 X-Division & Flag Staff - Print Shop

MacQUEEN, John - Vista, CA 61-64mail
*** HMSN - Corpsman

^^^ Now Service Manager for Honda

MAHAR, Tom - South San Francisco, CA 76-79mail
*** FMC - Fire Control Division

MALEY, Jim - Milpitas, CA 62-65 mail
*** LT - OE Div Officer then Electronic Warfare Officer. Buddies were LT(jg) Bill Helton and my brother Bill, BM2 who was also aboard the Okie
^^^ Retired from Electronics Engineering, my hobbies are video, gardening and mushroom hunting. Do work on a weekly Community Radio show on KKUP (91.5). Married with grandchildren

MAPES, Dennis - Orcutt, CA 61-63mail
*** YN3 - Worked in the Captain's Office for LT(jg) Vern Smith.
^^^ Married and have 4 grown daughters and an 18 year old son.

MARDEN, Jason - San Geronimo, CA 75-78 mail
*** HM2
^^^ Now married with three kids and work as a construction superintendant

MATISOO, Andres "Andi" - Walnut Creek, CA 72-73mail
*** Lt. Commander

McCAY, Keith - Thousand Oaks, CA 60-62 mail
*** LI2 - Print Shop - On recomm crew until discharge in '62
^^^ Retired CPA - married 47 years as of 2006

McCLELLAND, Daryl "Mac" - San Diego, CA 75-79 #01087 mail
*** FG2 - FG Div - Great crew, outstanding port visits. My brother was an FTM2 in the missile house
^^^ Ret as a LCDR (Ordnance LDO) 2003. I work for NAVSEA Port Hueneme as a Strike Force C5I Interoperability Proj Eng at the Integrated Combat Sys Test Fac in San Diego

McGARIGLE, Dan - El Segundo, CA 64-65mail
*** MU3 - Drummer, Com7Flt Band
^^^ Now retired (by events of 9/11/01) programmer. In retirement I live in El Segundo, CA and enjoy anything I want to do, every day. I have two fabulous grown children, both with college degrees, and both married, and two fine granddaughters

MELTON, Loren R. - Port Hueneme, CA 60-64 mail
*** FTMC - Fox Division, Master Chief of the Command

MENDEZ, Edward R - Santa Ana, CA 60-62 #1176 mail
*** SN - 2nd Div - Spent some unforgetable moments on board. Would like any of my shipmates to drop me line

MICHALK, Robert E - Calistoga, CA 61-64 mail
*** ICFN - E Div - Best buddies were, and still are, Donald D. Craig and Gerald R. Sandin, both served in OE Div

MILLENA, Mario - San Diego, CA 77-79 mail
*** SN - 3rd Division seaman converted to Aviation MM.
^^^ Currently working with AT&T Wireless in S Cal

MILLER, Albert - Plymouth, CA 63-64 mail
*** GMSN - Came aboard in Long Beach and joined the deck force and later the gun gang. Buddies were Paul Richard and Seaman Martinez
^^^ I have worked as a maintenance man for the school district for 39 years and will retire in the fall of '03

MILLER, David - Milpitas, CA #1154 mail
^^^ 3grown kids 4 grandkids and 1 wife - retired 10 yrs from Ford Motor Co

MILLER, Jim - El Dorado Hills, CA, 1972-74, mail
*** PN3 X-Division Personnel Office

MILLER, Michael T - Vista, CA 61-62 mail
*** BTSN - B division - Foreward Fireroom, Oil Shack. At 17, Dennis Sandin and I were the youngest in the Div and we both had the same tattoo.
^^^ Now father of 3, grandfather of 10, and an Engineering Tech at Osmonics, Inc. Fun time is Hang Gliding and Harley Davidson Bike

MILSTEIN, Ken - Palmdale, CA 73-78 #1128 mail
*** IC3 - E Div
^^^ Running Elec. contracting biz in CA

MOLINA, James P. - Santa Barbara, CA, 1964-65, mail
*** PC3
^^^ Work for the City of Santa Barbara for 30 years. Looking forward to retirement in a couple of years.

MURPHY, Peter F. - Spring Valley, CA 69-73 & 79-Decom mail
*** FCCS - Worked on radar and computers for main and 2nd battery guns.
^^^ For last 6 years, working as contractor for Foreign Military Sale/Lease of Decommissioned US navy ships. Now semi-retired but planning to start a new job in San Diego.

MUZIO, Ron - Livermore,CA, 1970-71, mail

NELSON, Robert - Tustin, CA 62-64 mail
*** SK3

NEWELL, George F. - Anaheim, CA 71-73 mail
*** YN1 - Com7Flt Staff Flag Operations. Drove NEX base taxi for last 7 months of tour.

NOEL, Bruce - Livermore, CA 76-78 mail
*** FTM2 - GM Division - Supply and Damage Control PO
^^^ Currently Senior Engineer with Seagate Technologies

ORNICK, Kenneth - Manteca, CA 75-78 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.

PATCH, Danny E - Mount Shasta, CA 73-75 mail
*** RMSN - Teletype Repair, trying to locate Tony Anthony
^^^ Now a Network Field Engineer for US Cellular

PATERNO, Simon - San Diego, CA 75-78 mail
*** MM2 - M Division with Chief Grover, MM2 Miller, MM1 Blumenschein
^^^ Now Major, Engineer, US Army reserves. Married with 5 children

PATTERSON, William Raymond - Rancho Cordova, CA 68-71 mail
*** EN3 - A Div, reefer gang. Buddies were Les Wilkes, Ron Shedd, Bob Fitzsimmons and Don Ladehoff
^^^ Married with 3 children and 12 grandchildren. Worked at McClellan AFB as AC mechanic until based closed. Now with State of CA in Capitol Bldg

PETTERSEN, Mark (Pete) - Pacifica, CA 72-75 #01086 mail
*** CS3 - S2 Div
^^^ 3 years from retirement from public transportation business. Two sons, Nicholas (24) and Andrew (22)

PHILLIPI, Brian - Temecula, CA 72-75 mail
*** FTM2 - FM Division, AN/SPG-49 Radar

PIERSON, Walter - Yuba City, CA 77-79 mail
*** RM1
^^^ Retired RMC - Now working as a network administrator at the Sacramento County Public Law Laibrary

PIETZ, Mark B. - Sacramento, CA 72-73 mail
*** YN3 - X Division, Captain's Office

PILCAVAGE, Thomas - Chula Vista, CA 68-78
*** EM1 - Electrician

POMROY, Ervin L - Mountain View, CA 61-63 #1260 mail
*** ETN2 - OE Div

PRENARES, Photeos G. - San Jose, CA 72-76 mail
*** FT2 - AN/SPG-49 Radar.

PRESSWOOD, Robert - Boulder Creek, CA 76-78 mail
*** MS2 - Mess Mgt Specialist - worked in galley, storerooms, food service office, barber shop and Messdecks MAA
^^^ Now owner of Redwood Keg Liquors & Deli. Met my wife Jane while stationed in Christchurch, NZ, with VXE6 air wing of Operation Deep Freeze. My daughter Alexandra is 16

PRESTO, Reynaldo (Roy) L - Chino Hills, CA 75-77 #1240 mail or mail or mail
*** SN
^^^ Job-Brokerage firm, sports now-golf,come play with me @golf courses in Manila

RECTOR, D.C. - CA, 73-75, mail
*** CPO - Com7Flt Communications Frequency Manager.

REEVES, Dennis R. - Torrance, CA 72-75 mail
*** EN2 - A Div Steam Heat, Boat Shop, Gas Turbine; Retired in 1995 as CWO4
^^^ Now SOCAL Maint Mgr for Alamo/National Car Rental. Married 30 years to Hiroko. Daughter Patty carrying 1st grandchild; son Neal passed on in Oct 2003

RENSTROM, Ray - Victorville, CA 64-66 #1090 mail
*** EN3 - Worked in after engine room - I remember chief Thomas, Hardcastle and his brother & Jess Ludwig. On service connected disability
^^^ Married 31 yrs with 2 great sons Tim + Will. Heavily involved with Pointman, a vets group

REX, Jerry - Yorba Linda, CA 70-71 mail
*** LT(jg) - FM Division Officer, CIC Watch Officer
^^^ Married, 2 sons, Commercial Insurance Manager

RICH, Bill - Hayward, CA 76-78 mail
*** OS2 - OI Division

RIDDELL, Jack - Spring Valley, CA 75-76, mail
*** WO2 - Maintenance Officer foe Talos Missile System and Asst. FM Div. Officer. Retired Nov. 76 as CWO3

RIGBY, Ervin C. - Imperial Beach, CA 70-72 mail
*** BM1 -3rd Division LPO

RINGLEE, Neil - Apple Valley, CA, 72-74 #1367 mail
*** SGT USMC - Com7flt -Referred by Sgt Tommy Eidson (best battle bud)
^^^ Retired Marine. I hunt and fish to justify my existence.

RIVERA, Joe - Buena Park, CA 63-66 mail
*** FTM3 - FM Div, SPG-49 radar tech

ROBERSON, Eldon W. - Norco, CA 60-62 mail
*** FTM1 - Division Petty Officer and Weapons Control Station Maintenance Petty Officer - first PO to report to pre-commissioning detail in San Diego
^^^ Married 35 years with 3 children and two grandchildren. Retired after 38 years in the Navy, 9 active and the rest as Weapons Systems Analyst

ROBINSON, Richard "Robby" - San Bernardino, CA 68-73 mail
*** RD1 - OI Division LPO
^^^ Married 32 years, with 2 kids, 1 grown & 1 almost grown

ROCCO, Robert - Hollywood, CA 77-79 mail
*** GMG2 - 5" mount & 6" turret crew. (Who says 6 inches ain't enough?) Had a great time on the 'Okie Boat'.
^^^ I've been self employed for the last 20 years - custom painting and pinstriping. The job's fun, but my boss is a jerk. No overtime pay, and I can't call in sick. Hey, kinda sounds like the Navy! Carry on!

RUDDER, Charlie H. - San Ysidro, CA 75-78 mail
*** GMGC - Leading PO, FG Division

SANCHEZ, Robert - Rohnert Park, CA 73-75 mail
*** FTM3
^^^ Best bud was Steven Gullette. 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren.
Recently celebrated my 20th anniversary as Vice President of Investments and Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley

SANTOYO, Trino - Walnut Creek, CA 70-72 mail
*** QM3 - N Division - Started with MAAs and was discovered by Qms. After Okie, I went to USS DeHaven (DD727)

SCHMEDDING, Keith - Bakersfield, CA 70-71 mail
*** EW3 - Berther in OI division, shared an apartment with 3 buddies in Yokosuka
^^^ Now selling industrial chemicals. I have 3 children ages 21, 18 and 12 - all girls

SCHRADER, Zane - Pollock Pines, CA Recom-64 mail
*** SN - Supply, 3rd Division, stores and laundry.

SCHRIMSHER, Jerry - Castro Valley, CA 60-63 mail
*** MR2 - Machinery Repaiman

SCHULTE, Eric - Santa Barbara, CA 72-75 mail
*** Lt jg - 3rd Division, FM Division and Gunnery Liaison Officer
^^^ Retired from Raytheon in '04, now consulting for NASA and others

SCRITCHFIELD, James H. - Marysville, CA 60-62 mail
*** SN - 4th Div Deck Force
^^^ Now retired

SHRECKENGAUST, James "Jim" A - Vacaville, CA 77-79 mail
*** CDR - Last CO - relieved Capt McDaniel as Commandin Officer and steamed to San Diego for Decom. Subsequently promoted and later retired as Capt in '90
^^^ Living with one of our daughters who is an Air Force Doctor assigned to Travis AFB. Recovering from knee replacement surgery

SIGELMAN, Alan - La Jolla, CA 63-65 {Deceased}
*** Lieutenant, JG - Disbursing Officer

^^^ Died suddenly on 27 May 2002 and was buried at sea by the Navy

SIMMONS, Jim - La Mirada, CA 70-74 mail
*** BM3 - 1st Div - friends with Tomlin, Huntly, Crawford, Gibbs and most who came through 1st

SIMON, Joseph - San Diego, CA 63-66 mail
*** FTG2 - FG Division

SLININGER, Russel - Rancho Cordova, CA 71-74 mail
*** MS2 - First Division
^^^ Computer Professional working for Deltanet; married 28 years with 2 grown boys. Best buddy was Cruz Guiterrez.

SLUSSER, Jerry D. - Yermo, CA 73-75 mail
*** GMSN - Deck Division, Mess duty and then GM Division.
^^^ Sante Fe Railway since 1978; now with BNSF Railway.

SMITH, Richard D "Smitty" - Stockton, CA 71-74 #1095 mail
*** RM3 - attached to maincom - communications router for all ship + flag coms. Involved in several major operations including the missile attacks on enemy radar installations, directed naval gunfire through ship to shore communications during the invasion of Quang Tri April of 1973. I had many fond memories. I left on emergency leave during a combat mission + was later attached to USS Hollister-DD-788.

SMITH, Stan - San Diego, CA 67-68 mail
*** Gun Director Officer and X.O. of Marine Detatchment

SMITH, Vernon G - San Diego, CA 61-63 mail
*** LtJg - Sihp's Secretary, Administrative support foe CO/XO
^^^ Retired from Navy in '75 after 32 years service incl USAAF in WWII. Married 60 yrs with 2 children, 2 grand and 7 great-grand ages 14-4 all here in San Diego. Worked as a PI following retirement from Navy

SOMERBY, Randy - Paradise, CA 71-74 mail
*** MM - Main Control, Foreward Engine Room. Years later, rejoined Navy and switched rates to SK2. Medical retirement in '88.

SPRINKLE, John C. - Stockton, CA 72-75 #476 mail or mail
+++ Deceased - Died 01 SEP 2007 - Buried at Arlington
*** RM1 - Seemed as though the Okie Boat went from a liberty launch to a “Let’s go Fight” with Captain PD Bucher leading the charge. I was LPO of Tech Control in the CR division and it seems as though we always had the “O” looking over our shoulders even though then knew nothing of what we were trying to do. Had lots of hard times but many good times also.
^^^ I am fully retired (from the Navy 1992 as RMCM and San Joaquin County 2005) I recently found out I had stage IV Pancreatic Cancer. Bummer huh!? I just recently sold my two sail boats, one of which I sailed to Mexico and back and bought a motor home. Hopefully I will put it to good use prior to…

STEMMER, Ed - Suisun City, CA 70-75 mail
*** SFM3 - Pipe shop, metal shop and carpenter shop. Retired 1988 as HTC.

STEPHENSON, Roger - Alhambra, CA 69-70 mail
*** RM2 - Com7Flt
^^^ Transferred to the Washoe County LST-1165 in 1970

STINSON, Tom - Victorville, CA 72-74 #1318 mail
*** CTO2 - Our division was about 18 CT operators with about 20 CT radio operators. We handled top secret communications with NSA and Navy Department. Assigned to Com7Flt. CT school Pensicola Florida, boot camp Great Lakes. One friend I remember is Chuck Ingreo from Detroit, MI
^^^ Today I am the manager of maintenance in a 800 megawatt power plant in Victorville, CA. I am married with 3 children & 10 grandchildren. My home town is Springfield , Oh.

STRATTON, William E "Ed" - San Diego, CA 68-77 mail
*** MMCM - A Division; best buddy was Harry Byers

SURFACE, Wayne D. - Coronado, CA 68-69 mail
*** Captain - Commanding Officer, took the ship from San Diego (Com1Flt) to Yokosuka (Com7Flt) to provide gunfire support for ground forces in Viet Nam. Retired '73 after 30 yrs service
^^^ Wife Peggy died in '88 and I married Ruby in '89. We have two children (from her previous marriage) and two grandchildren. We live in a condo on the bay-front in Coronado

TERLAJE, Richard - Alpine, CA 66-68 Mail
*** CS1 - CPO Cook and Jack 'O the Dust. Best bud was Harvey ????
^^^ Retired and enjoying life with my girlfriend. Do 4-wheeling in my 92 Wrangler and belong to the San Diego 4-Wheelers club

THOMPSON, Ted W - San Diego, CA 77-79 mail
*** BT3 - Foreward Fireroom ^^^ Still in the Navy - CWO4 on USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62)

TOTH, Paul - Cypress, CA 70-72 mail

TRENT, Geary - Clovis, CA 72-74 mail
*** MM3 - M Division, forward engine room
^^^ Married 25 years. 2 sons (24 & 22) 1 daughter (20). Learned body and paint work on the GI Bill and continue at the same shop for 18 years

TUELL, Randy - Buena Park, CA 77-78 mail
*** DS2 - Com7Flt Communications Center, maintained computer equipment
^^^ Have been working for Compaq but was laid off in June '01. Married and have 3 grandkids

UMBREIT, Keith - Riverside, CA 70-73 #1147 mail
*** FTM2 - Worked in Talos Missile computer room on Mark 111 computer the entire time aboard. Didn't know how good I had it on OK City until I transferred to the Uss Bagley DE1069. That was very different
^^^ Still working on computers. Got a degree from Cal State Long Beach. I've been working for Unisys 28 years now. Still like to get out in the ocean in a power or a sail boat. I do lot of sailing now

VALENTINE, David - Napa, CA 72-75 mail
*** RM2 - Worked as CR Div yeoman to get out of mess cooking. I was Dave Monday on the ship's radio; also did sports and weather on ship's TV. ^^^ Retired on disability as K9 handler. Now divorced and work as K9 trainer for law enforcement

VANCE, Ron - Fresno, CA 71-73 mail
*** MS3 - Was a cook in S2 Division. Best buds were Steve Updike and Deacon Lopes
^^^ An auto mechanic for past 25 years. I have four children and two grandchildren. Divorced 10 years ago but re-married 4 years ago and am very happy

VANCONANT, Claude III - Lancaster, CA 72-74 mail
*** YN1 - Captains Office

VERMIGLIO, Andy - Los Angeles, CA 74-76 #01066 mail
*** MU2 - Com7Flt Band, Orient Express, Far East Edition, Hard-shell Shellback
^^^ Now a Research Audiologist, Musician

WAGNER, Leon - Chula Vista, CA 68-71 mail
*** GMM1 - Worked in Missile House
^^^ Retired and living the good life??

WALSH, Michael - Spring Valley, CA 71-73 mail
*** DS2 - CR Div

WAUGH, Steve - San Diego, CA 64-68 mail
*** PO3

WHITE, James W - San Diego, CA 70-71 mail
*** BMSN - 3rd Division Deck Force; hung out with Tony Montoro and Merve Perrin
^^^ Currently an estimator for a construction company

WHITE, Robert - Temecula, CA 60-63 #1181 mail
*** BMSN - 2nd Div during the recomm in San Francisco. Spent the rest of my tour on board. I remember the name of John Gobo BM1. One of a kind! I spent time in the missle div but was unable to get the security clearance, so was transfered to 2nd div then to the dreded mess division and spent 4 months as a compartment cleaner. There are loads of memories

WILLCUTT, Roy - Visalia, CA 44-46 mail
*** SN - {Died 1986} E-mail is for his son

WINKENWERDER, Edgar - San Diego, CA 67-70 & 73-76 mail
*** ETCS - OE Division, Cryoto Repair
^^^ Now working for Logicon, Inc., a Navy contractor

WISMAN, Ron - Visalia, CA 68-69 mail
*** QM2 - Attached to C7Flt, worked as scheduler in warroom.
^^^ Manager for 16 years at Longs Drug Store; youngest son is a "Tanker" in US Army.

WOOD, D.E. - Thousand Palms, CA 71-72 mail
*** CS3

WOODARD, James - Hollywood, CA 73-75 mail
*** BMSN - Best buddy was Raymond Maxwell
^^^ Now an actor

WOOSTER, Richard L II - San Francisco, CA 71-74 mail
*** LI3 - Went from 2 Div to X Div printshop
^^^ I am now a commercial fisherman and own my own jewelry business. I'm a disabled VietNam vet and I enjoy model railroading, woodworking, sewing and being a Viking

WRONA, Ed - Chico, CA 71-73 #1361 mail
*** SH3 - Ship Services Division; ran the gee-dunk and then the ship's store; best friends: Mike Johnson; Mike (Fernando) Fay; Mike Reno; also a number of friends in the Marine contingent on board.
^^^ Married for almost 42 years, I recently retired after 40+ years of service with the Social Security Administration, in both management and non-management positions; worked mainly with disabled individuals wanting to return to work.

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