USS O'Bannon (DDE-450)


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Entry: 94769
Subject: VIETNAM 1966

Craig Wright wrote on July 4, 2017


City and State: GOLDTHWAITE TX

Unit: EM GANG

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was on the OB from late 64 thru Sept 67. Recently had small reunion in Carson City,Nevada
with Jim Better, Gary Franich, and Paul Gonzales. Mike Potrakus was too ill to make it.
All of us were on the O'Bannon from '64 - '67.

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Entry: 92472
Subject: KOREA 2-52 THRU 9-53

Howard Wattles SR wrote on December 31, 2015

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City and State: YUMA AR

Unit: YEOMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Interested in hearing from time dated shipmates

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Entry: 92471
Subject: KOREA 2-52 THRU 9-53

Howard Wattles SR wrote on December 31, 2015

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City and State: YUMA AR

Unit: YEOMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Interested in hearing from time dated shipmates

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Entry: 88561
Subject: GERRY BORQUEZ

Jennifer McDermott wrote on March 17, 2014


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My Grandpa Gerard Borquez was on this ship during the Korean War and I would be delighted to find anyone who knew him.

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Entry: 87229
Subject: SEP 1964 NOV1967

Michael Spires SR. wrote on September 18, 2013


City and State: BREMAN OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

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Entry: 84538
Subject: USS OBANNON DDE 450 52 TO 55

Bill Melton wrote on October 29, 2012


City and State: PLEASANTON CA

Unit: SIGNALMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I would like to hear from any shipmate that remenbers
me. I was on the bridge and my 2 senior enlisted men
were Crowley and George Bauer. Both were first class
Petty Officers.

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Entry: 84537
Subject: USS OBANNON DDE 450 52 TO 55

Bill Melton wrote on October 29, 2012


City and State: PLEASANTON CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

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Entry: 83784
Subject: 52 TO 55 SHIPMATES

Donald Derr wrote on August 1, 2012

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City and State: OSHKOSH WI

Unit: SONAR GANG

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on the O'B from 5-52 through 5-55 as a
Sonarman. After leaving the O'B I reuped at Treasure
Island for six more and went aboard the USS Epperson
(DDE-719) in Pearl Harbor. In 1957 I wnet to
instructor school and taught at USFASW school. I
then went aboart the USS Bausell (DD-845), made Chief
and then was commissioned aboard her. Went to OCS
and then to the USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887). Served
on the Staff of DesRon 11 in Long Beach and Pearl
Harbor. Went to the USNSC, Mare Island as Asst. Dir.
of the NTDS school. Went to the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-
63) as EMO and the back to USNSC as Director of NTDS
School. Retired in 1972 as a LCDR.

Keywords: USS O'Bannon (DDE-450)



Entry: 83008
Subject: RADARMAN 65-68

Gene Ackerman wrote on May 13, 2012


City and State: SUN CITY AZ

Unit: CIC

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Would like to hear from shipmates of DD-450 who
server from 65-68. Also, the O'Bannon reunion will be
held in Washington DC Sept 12-16, 2012.



Entry: 80042
Subject: O/BANNANDD450 68-70

Jim Barsanti wrote on August 20, 2011

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City and State:

Unit: USS O/BANNANDD459

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: was on ship 68-70.look for picture of the o/b in v.n.

Keywords: cookey 



Entry: 77722
Subject: FRIENDS AND SHIPMATES

Mike Haynes wrote on February 4, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: USS O'Bannon DD-450



Entry: 77179
Subject: I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU ARE STILL ALIVE

Arnold Dillon wrote on December 20, 2010

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 75587
Subject: USS OBANNON DD450 1964-1967

Nick Gibson wrote on July 26, 2010


City and State: CARSON CITY NV

Unit: OPERATIONS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would like to hear from others who served during 1964 through 1967. Two tours to Westpac, Viet Nam service

Keywords: Tonkin Gulf, Meikong River Detail, Shore Bombardment



Entry: 74021
Subject: SERVED ON THE O'BANNON-450, 1958 - 1961

Jim Rogers wrote on March 21, 2010


City and State: SPRINGDALE AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I have talked Robert E. Norton, Kenneth Hew and Young E. Allen. Robert and I played on the great O'Bannon ball team. My brother Gary Rogers also served on the O'Bannon,he died Jan. 17, 2000.

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Entry: 73055
Subject: LOOKING FOR FORMER SHIPMATES

Bruce Baker wrote on January 8, 2010

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City and State: CLARKDALE AZ

Unit: U.S.S. O'BANNON DDE-450

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: SERVED 1960-1963 ABOARD SHIP. APPRECIATE ANY HELP.



Entry: 72476
Subject: HELLO

David White SR. wrote on November 22, 2009


City and State: EATON CO

Unit: USS OBANNON

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 72475
Subject: HELLO

David White SR. wrote on November 22, 2009


City and State: EATON CO

Unit: USS OBANNON

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 68230
Subject:

Bill Acree wrote on December 12, 2008


City and State:

Unit: USS O'BANNON DD450

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served aboard in 1962. I would like to here from anyone who served during the summer of 62. I was on the deck crew.

Keywords: USS O'BANNON DD450



Entry: 66083
Subject: O'BANNON 1961-1964

Ramon Lopez III wrote on June 15, 2008


City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit: 1ST DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 64353
Subject: ONBOARD 1957-1960

Al (Big Ollie) Olson wrote on February 17, 2008

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City and State: VANCOUVER WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: DROP US A E-MAIL

Keywords: LITTLE AND BIG OLLIES, THE SHIPS COOKS



Entry: 64352
Subject: ONBOARD FROM 1957-1962

William (Bill Ollie Little) Olson wrote on February 17, 2008


City and State: VANCOUVER WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: DROP US A E-MAIL IF YOU KNOW US THANKS BILL OLSON

Keywords: OLLIE, LITTLE AND BIG



Entry: 64202
Subject: SERVED 1965 - 1967. LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES.

Jack Speelman wrote on February 7, 2008


City and State: VENICE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Ships office



Entry: 61058
Subject: USS O'BANNON DDE-450

Fred Hill wrote on May 22, 2007


City and State: SALEM OR

Unit: USS O'BANNON DDE-450

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served as an IC Man on the O'Bannon from November, 1958 to January, 1961.
Fred Hill

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Entry: 56905
Subject: RADARMAN

Clarence Lang wrote on April 29, 2006


City and State: HARAHAN LA

Unit: O BANNON

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: RADARMAN ON O BANNON 1956 TO 1959

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Entry: 55682
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Cornelius (Mac) McDowell wrote on February 9, 2006

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City and State: ALBANY GE

Unit: USS O'BANNON DD 450

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: have had contact with a few lately would like to get in touch with others--

Keywords: i served on uss o'bannon dd 450 from 11/65 thru 5/69
would love to make contact with others of that time period



Entry: 55673
Subject: OFFICERS ABOARD 1943/1944

Charles Fusfield wrote on February 9, 2006


City and State: WINDSOR CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served aboard uss Ingersoll DD652 as the CIC officer 1943/1945

my question: did the O'Bannon have surface radar (SG) and an operating CIC center 1943/1944 (Guadalcanal period).....if so, who was the CIC officer at that time.......Thank you for your reply

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Entry: 51364
Subject: GREETINGS TO ALL SHIPMATES, SERVED ON THE O'BANNON , FROM 1961-1964

Ramon Lopez III wrote on June 5, 2005


City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE O'BANNON REUNION, AT JACKSONVILLE, FLA.IN NOVEMBER.

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Entry: 50533
Subject: O'BANNON 1963

Gale Hake wrote on April 30, 2005

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Westpac cruise, 1963. I was an RM2.

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Entry: 48063
Subject: O'BANNON CREW LIST

William Jones wrote on January 10, 2005

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City and State:

Unit: CIC

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I upkeep the roster for the Shipmates Association. This roster includes association members who served aboard the O'Bannon DD450, DDE450 and DD986. If I can help anyone let me know by E-mail. Enter O'Bannon on subject line of E-mail

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Entry: 48034
Subject: USSO'BANNON CREWMEMBER 64-66

Gabriel Vigil wrote on January 9, 2005

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City and State: AGUILAR CO

Unit: GMGSN/GMG3 O'BANNON

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: 21 year ret navy. cpo

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Entry: 44361
Subject:

Charlie DeCoste wrote on July 9, 2004


City and State: MA

Unit: ELECT - IC GANGS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: contact JJ O'Connor,Strong ,Garrison,
Pelt, Gerard ,Petrie ,VanderPloeg

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Entry: 44360
Subject: DDE450 SHIPMATES 1952 TO 1954

Charlie DeCoste wrote on July 9, 2004


City and State: MA

Unit: ELECT - IC GANGS

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 44266
Subject: O'B CAPS

Ed Kodai wrote on July 5, 2004

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City and State: BROOKFIELD WI

Unit: U.S.S.O'BANNON DDE450

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: served on the OB august 1960 to dec. 1962.anyone know how to get a good OB cap?cheep

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Entry: 44021
Subject: O'BANNON REUNION?

Jason Rebholz wrote on June 24, 2004

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City and State: ATLANTIC BEACH FL

Unit: USS O'BANNON (DD-987)

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for old shipmates that maybe interested in one of the last "Spru-cans" decommissioning. O'Bannon is slated for decom around the middle of 2005, after its final deployment starting late 2004. I would like to get together anything relating to all three USS O'Bannon's and start a historical project mostly consisting of a timeline. Still working on some ideas. Please feel free to contact me.

Keywords: "Reb"; work in OI Division



Entry: 41177
Subject:

Phil Cooper wrote on February 22, 2004

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City and State: CAMARILLO CA

Unit: USS O'BANNON DDE450

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 37793
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Tommy W. Hass wrote on October 25, 2003


City and State: ABILENE TX

Unit: ENGINEERING(BOILERROOM)

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: SERVED ON O'BANNON 1961-1963

Keywords: USS O'BANNON DDE 450



Entry: 37760
Subject: 51-53

George Cicairos wrote on October 24, 2003

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City and State: OAKDALE CA

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM CREW MEMBERS FROM THAT TIME PERIOD !

Keywords: 1951 TO 1953 USN USS OBANNON DDE450



Entry: 36988
Subject: SERVED USS O'BANNON DD450 BETWEEN 1961-1964. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR, FROM OTHERS THAT SERVED DURING THA

Ramon Lopez wrote on September 18, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 33143
Subject: FORMER SHIPMATES

John T. Larson wrote on March 28, 2003

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City and State:

Unit: BOILERTENDER

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for shipmates on board USS O'Bannon DDE450 between Nov.1950 and March 1952

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Entry: 31292
Subject: SHIPMATES

Clarence Cook wrote on January 16, 2003

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City and State: BRAZIL IN

Unit: FIRST DIV BM3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: would like to make contact with anyone serving
aboard obannon 450 1952--1954.

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Entry: 31291
Subject: SHIPMATES

Clarence Cook wrote on January 16, 2003

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City and State: BRAZIL IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 31158
Subject: USN SAILOR 1958-1961

Jim Rogers wrote on January 11, 2003


City and State: AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I served on the O'Bannon DD-450 during 1958-1961. I worked in the supply department.

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Entry: 30138
Subject: USS O'BANNON

Gene Currie wrote on December 3, 2002


City and State: ANAHEIM CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served on the O'Bannon from 1964-66 during the Vietnam era. Was an IC3.

Keywords: USS O'Bannon



Entry: 30044
Subject: SERVED 1955 - 1958

Charles (Gator) Bordelon wrote on November 30, 2002


City and State: MONTEREY LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served on DDE-450 after engin room came aboard as FA and left as MM2.

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Entry: 27124
Subject: USS O'BANNON DD450

Florencio (Poppy) Salas wrote on July 25, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I SERVED ON BOARD THE U.S.S. O'BANNON I WORKEDIN THE AFTERFIRE ROOM

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Entry: 26618
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES 1951-1954

Harold (Mac) McCaughey wrote on June 29, 2002

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City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: USS O'BANNON (SONARMAN)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 26179
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Don Sharp wrote on June 11, 2002

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City and State: MULDROW OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: MY NICKNAME WAS SHARPIE FROM ARKANSAS I SERVED ON THE USS O'BANNON DDE 450 1957-59

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Entry: 26150
Subject: SERVED ABOARD

Arles Nash wrote on June 10, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served aboard in 59-60-61 as a Sonarman

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Entry: 22515
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES 57-60

Richard Tallman wrote on January 22, 2002

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City and State: RALEIGH NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for Shipmates who served on the above dates.

Keywords: USS O'Bannon (DDE-450)
12/57 - 10/58



Entry: 14116
Subject: USS O'BANNON DD 450

Clytis Primeau wrote on January 6, 2001

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City and State: MALONE NY

Unit: 3RD CLASS RADIOMAN

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: served aboard the O'bannon 1964-1965

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