Gohan's Oklahoma City CLG-5 Collection
QM3 Dave Rice, (Gohan)  USS Oklahoma City CLG-5,  June 1970 - October 1973
Currently a QMCS in the United States Naval Reserve, Fargo, North Dakota
"Sharing an important part of my life with my Oklahoma City (CLG-5) Shipmates."


Name :   Dale Ault CWO4, Ret.
E-Mail :   dale.ault@cnet.navy.mil
Branch of Service :   U.S. Navy
Ship or Station :   CLG-5
Years of Service :   1972-1974
Comments :   Great web site!! Was in 3rd Division and FG Division. OK City was a great ship!! Remember Cantu, Sellers, "Bumpy" Rhodes, and I could go on forever with names!!

Name :   Trino Santoyo (QM)
E-Mail :   TCSanFran@aol.com
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   Oklahoma City (CLG-5)
Years of Service :   '69 - ('70-'72 on OKC) -'73
Comments :   Discovered a great new book at Barnes & Noble bookstore entitled: THE U.S. NAVY IN THE VIETNAM WAR -- AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY (by Edward Marolda, copyright 2002). Contains entries relating to the Okie and many other details relating to U.S. naval activitie

Name :   Bobby Wilson
E-Mail :   bobgilson@webtv.net
Branch of Service :   Navy
Ship or Station :   USS Oklahoma City
Years of Service :   1961-1964
Comments :   The older we get the more we think of the past and sometimes wish that we could go back to that time.I had some really good times while I was on the OKCity.I was in A div,Mess deck master at arms and ships master at arms

Name :   Leo (Carl) Hill
E-Mail :   leochill@yahoo.com
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   Okie City
Years of Service :   1970-1972
Comments :   GMM3 in the missile house. Looking at pictures and reading the accounts brings back lots of memories. Thanks

Name :   Michael Gollihue
E-Mail :   mgollihue@cox.net
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   USS OKLAHOMA CITY
Years of Service :   1971-1973
Comments :   CR Division. Wished I knew then what i know now. I remember Dave Aquino, good old o'hearn, kuester, even Joe ryan. Joe was from Chandler Arizona but haven't been able to find him since then.Would like to hear from old BM's like michalek and thornberry too

Name :   William R. Patterson
E-Mail :   WPatter2@earthlink.net
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   OKie City 5
Years of Service :   1968 to 1971
Comments :   I was a Engineman 3rd and would like to hear from fellow snipes.

Name :   Steve Schaefer
E-Mail :   sschaefer@va.adelphia.net
Branch of Service :   USN-R
Ship or Station :   Uss Oklahoma City
Years of Service :   71-73
Comments :   We realy only remember the good times.

Name :   Roger McFann
E-Mail :   mcfannre@cs.com
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   OKCITY (COM7FLT Staff)
Years of Service :   72-75
Comments :   YN3/YN2 on 7THFLT staff. Worked in the OPS div. Getting ready to retire after 32 great Navy years (31JAN03). Would like to hear from any of my ole (not old) shipmates.

Name :   Joe Rivera
E-Mail :   joe_yoly@yahoo.com
Branch of Service :   US NAVY
Ship or Station :   USS OKLAHOMA CITY CKG#5
Years of Service :   1963/1966
Comments :   I was lucky to serve on the OKC during the start of the tonkin gulf attack on our destroyers. great to be with the 7th fleet during those hard times. thanks for your web site.

Name :   Joe Rivera
E-Mail :   joe_yoly@yahoo.com
Branch of Service :   US NAVY
Ship or Station :   USS OKLAHOMA CITY CKG#5
Years of Service :   1963/1966
Comments :   I was lucky to serve on the OKC during the stsrt of the tonkin gulf attack on our destroyers. great to be with the 7th fleet during those hard times. thanks for your web site.

Name :   Bruce Jacobsen HM3
E-Mail :   OldDoc65@aol.com
Branch of Service :   USNR
Ship or Station :   USS Oklahoma City
Years of Service :   1964-72 OKC 68
Comments :   I would like to hear from anyone that remembers Chief Elks. The most memorable time in my life on the OKC.

Name :   ken Etringer
E-Mail :   etringer1212@aol.com
Branch of Service :   USMC
Ship or Station :   USS Oklahoma City CG-5
Years of Service :   1977-2000
Comments :   Served onboard the OkiCity from Dec 1977 to decommissioning in San Diego on Dec 15, 1979

Name :   Richard (Rick) Fisher
E-Mail :   rfisher1950@earthlink.net
Branch of Service :   U. S. Navy
Ship or Station :   USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5)
Years of Service :   1972 - 1974
Comments :   I was a PN-3 in the Training & Education/Personnel Offices. I can tell you how great it was to find this site. I am starting to find some of my old buddies. Thanks

Name :   Gary Elliott
E-Mail :   Garye942802@cs.com
Branch of Service :   US. Navy
Ship or Station :   USS. OKLAHOMA CITY CLG 5
Years of Service :   21
Comments :   I was stationed on board OKIE CITY From Dec 69 to Dec 71. I worked in third div under fine leadership of BM-1 Lee. My 2nd year on board I switched from SN to AN. I left Okie City in Dec 71. I got orders to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Three.

Name :   Daniel E. Skowronski
E-Mail :   d.e.skowronski@att.net
Branch of Service :   U S N
Ship or Station :   CLG-5
Years of Service :   1963-1964
Comments :   Best experiance of my life,although I didn't know it at the time.

Name :   William R. Patterson
E-Mail :   WPatter2@earthlink.net
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   OKie City 5
Years of Service :   1968 to 1971
Comments :   I was a Engineman 3rd and would like to hear from fellow snipes.

Name :   Steve Schaefer
E-Mail :   sschaefer@va.adelphia.net
Branch of Service :   USN-R
Ship or Station :   Uss Oklahoma City
Years of Service :   71-73
Comments :   We realy only remember the good times.

Name :   Roger McFann
E-Mail :   mcfannre@cs.com
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   OKCITY (COM7FLT Staff)
Years of Service :   72-75
Comments :   YN3/YN2 on 7THFLT staff. Worked in the OPS div. Getting ready to retire after 32 great Navy years (31JAN03). Would like to hear from any of my ole (not old) shipmates.

Name :   Joe Rivera
E-Mail :   joe_yoly@yahoo.com
Branch of Service :   US NAVY
Ship or Station :   USS OKLAHOMA CITY CKG#5
Years of Service :   1963/1966
Comments :   I was lucky to serve on the OKC during the start of the tonkin gulf attack on our destroyers. great to be with the 7th fleet during those hard times. thanks for your web site.

Name :   Joe Rivera
E-Mail :   joe_yoly@yahoo.com
Branch of Service :   US NAVY
Ship or Station :   USS OKLAHOMA CITY CKG#5
Years of Service :   1963/1966
Comments :   I was lucky to serve on the OKC during the stsrt of the tonkin gulf attack on our destroyers. great to be with the 7th fleet during those hard times. thanks for your web site.

Name :   Bruce Jacobsen HM3
E-Mail :   OldDoc65@aol.com
Branch of Service :   USNR
Ship or Station :   USS Oklahoma City
Years of Service :   1964-72 OKC 68
Comments :   I would like to hear from anyone that remembers Chief Elks. The most memorable time in my life on the OKC.

Name :   ken Etringer
E-Mail :   etringer1212@aol.com
Branch of Service :   USMC
Ship or Station :   USS Oklahoma City CG-5
Years of Service :   1977-2000
Comments :   Served onboard the OkiCity from Dec 1977 to decommissioning in San Diego on Dec 15, 1979

Name :   Richard (Rick) Fisher
E-Mail :   rfisher1950@earthlink.net
Branch of Service :   U. S. Navy
Ship or Station :   USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5)
Years of Service :   1972 - 1974
Comments :   I was a PN-3 in the Training & Education/Personnel Offices. I can tell you how great it was to find this site. I am starting to find some of my old buddies. Thanks

Name :   Gary Elliott
E-Mail :   Garye942802@cs.com
Branch of Service :   US. Navy
Ship or Station :   USS. OKLAHOMA CITY CLG 5
Years of Service :   21
Comments :   I was stationed on board OKIE CITY From Dec 69 to Dec 71. I worked in third div under fine leadership of BM-1 Lee. My 2nd year on board I switched from SN to AN. I left Okie City in Dec 71. I got orders to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Three. There I

Name :   Daniel E. Skowronski
E-Mail :   d.e.skowronski@att.net
Branch of Service :   U S N
Ship or Station :   CLG-5
Years of Service :   1963-1964
Comments :   Best experience of my life, although I didn't know it at the time.

Name :   John P. Eurich
E-Mail :   john@dataxpress.com
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5)
Years of Service :   1968 - 1971
Comments :   Wonderful WEB site. Had a great time remembering the adventures. I was a DS in the CR Div., and one of the sailors who ran back and forth on the fantail after we ran aground in 1969. Funny now, but not then.

Name :   Roger Chagnon
E-Mail :   chagnon@jbcny.org
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   USS Hanson (DD832)
Years of Service :   1969-1973
Comments :   Just surfed to your excellent website. As an SM2 during Vietnam I often exchanged messages with the "Okie City".

Name :   Garry M. Joseph
E-Mail :   garr@avalon.net
Branch of Service :   U.S.N.R./U.S.N.
Ship or Station :   U.S.S. Oklahoma City
Years of Service :   1971-1974 & 1976-1978
Comments :   LOTS of happy memories with some great guys. Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Australia-I miss them ALL. It seems like another lifetime ago. E-mail me, guys! HI SCRUFT!

Name :   Roy D. Gleaves Jr.( DOUG)
E-Mail :   gleaveo@aol.com
Branch of Service :   USS NAVY
Ship or Station :   USS OKLAHOMA CITY CLG-5
Years of Service :   FEB.1972-AUG.1974
Comments :   I would like to hear from you guys, and see some pictures.

Name :   Bill Hinrichs
E-Mail :   gang@rcn.com
Branch of Service :   Navy
Ship or Station :   Okie Boat
Years of Service :   73-74
Comments :   Sail locker should say it all Chief Black was a hard as nails guy but fair .Great site

Name :   David J. Aquino RM3
E-Mail :   aqisi1@aol.com
Branch of Service :   USNR
Ship or Station :   USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5)
Years of Service :   71-73
Comments :   Great web site....sure took me back to some pretty crazy times.....Thanks for all the hard work, David

Name :   David Brune
E-Mail :   David_W_Brune@email.whirlpool.com
Branch of Service :   Navy
Ship or Station :   Oklahoma City CLG 5 / Ajax AR 6
Years of Service :   1971-1973
Comments :   First off GREAT SITE!!!!!! I was a EN3 in A Div. I was aboard in April 1972 when we were attacked. I was at flight Quarters when all the shooting started. I have looked for years about information about the OKIE City, glad I found you.

Name :   Ed Stemmer
E-Mail :   edosan@msn.com
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   CLG-5
Years of Service :   70-75
Comments :   

Name :   Bobby Wilson
E-Mail :   bobgilson@webtv.net
Branch of Service :   U.S.NAVY
Ship or Station :   U.S.S.Oklahoma City
Years of Service :   1961-1964
Comments :   I was assigned to A Div.I Met some of the greatest guys and had the best times of my life aboard the OKCity. Would like to hear from some of the old bunch

Name :   Jim Hext
E-Mail :   j.hext@eudoramail.com
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   USS Oklahoma city CLG5
Years of Service :   1970-74
Comments :   Do any of the Chief's remember the Chief's initiation ceremony at sea, Aug 70. Underway from Yoko to Subic Bay? SMC Niedenfura and I, RMC Hext made Chief then. I made the mistake of making my brother ICCS Hext my defense counsel. Was held in the Chief's q

Name :   Paul A. Toth
E-Mail :   musky66@aol.com
Branch of Service :   U.S.N
Ship or Station :   Uss Oklahoma City CLG5
Years of Service :   1970-1974
Comments :   

Name :   Ken D'Angelo
E-Mail :   jvet@worldpath.net
Branch of Service :   US Navy RM 2
Ship or Station :   CLG-5
Years of Service :   1970 - 1974
Comments :   Had some great times on board and in radio tech control

Name :   Trino Santoyo
E-Mail :   TCSanFran@aol.com
Branch of Service :   QM3 USN
Ship or Station :   Okie (CLG5)
Years of Service :   '70 - '72
Comments :   This is my new e-mail address.

Name :   Ed Howland
E-Mail :   Edwhowland@aol.com
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   USS Oklahoma City CLG-5
Years of Service :   1965-1977
Comments :   

Name :   Verne LeQuire
E-Mail :   vernelq@chartermi.net
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   OKC
Years of Service :   1972-1975
Comments :   Worked in SatCom as an RM - Great memories - a great time in my life...Looking for Ed Howland???? Thanks for a great place for all of us to come.......

Name :   BMSN RICHARD K TOMLIN
E-Mail :   NONECK0117@AOL.COM
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   USS OKLAHOMA CITY CLG5
Years of Service :   1972-74
Comments :   I MISS SOME OF MY FRIENDS SCRUFT

Name :   richard k TOMLIN SCRUF
E-Mail :   NONECK 0117@AOL..COM
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   CLG 5
Years of Service :   1972-1974
Comments :   1ST DIVISION WHERE I MENT SOME GOOD FRIENDS GARRY JOSEPH,AND RON LEVINSON.

Name :   richard k. tomlin
E-Mail :   noneck@ol.com
Branch of Service :   navy
Ship or Station :   USS Oklahoma city
Years of Service :   1972-1974
Comments :   

Name :   Denis Charbeneau
E-Mail :   denisrcharb@cs.com
Branch of Service :   US Navy
Ship or Station :   CLG-5
Years of Service :   1969-1973
Comments :   Thank you for the hard work that you have put into this site! I was a CRT Operator in Main Com. Haven't heard from any of the old shipmates in years. Maybe through this site we can keep the memories alive. Thanks again!!!

Name :   Alex "Sandy" MacKenzie
E-Mail :   avss1@home.com
Branch of Service :   U.S.Navy
Ship or Station :   AD-15, DD-833, CLG-5, CLG-6, DD-717, LSD-33
Years of Service :   1964-1976
Comments :   Served in OK City 1968. Transferred to Providence upon arrival Yoko. What a kick to find shipmates after all these years.

Name :   Trino Santoyo (QM3)
E-Mail :   TCSanFran@aol.com
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   CLG-5 (N-Div.)
Years of Service :   '70 - '72
Comments :   TIs it just me or is the US Navy being focused upon in recent months with: the release of A GLIMPSE OF HELL (book & TV movie); PEARL HARBOR (at theaters); re-release of TORA, TORA, TORA (VHS tape) and the recent relocation of the battleship USS Iowa to Sa

Name :   Trino Santoyo (QM3)
E-Mail :   TCSanFran@aol.com
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   CLG-5 (N-Div.)
Years of Service :   '70 - '72
Comments :   TIs it just me or is the US Navy being focused upon in recent months with: the release of A GLIMPSE OF HELL (book & TV movie); PEARL HARBOR (at theaters); re-release of TORA, TORA, TORA (VHS tape) and the recent relocation of the battleship USS Iowa to Sa

Name :   Aguiniga, Jesus
E-Mail :   iaguiniga@msn.com
Branch of Service :   USMC/USCG
Ship or Station :   MSO Corpus Christi,Tx
Years of Service :   23
Comments :   Former Marine Sgt. served USS Oklahoma MARDET 1964 to 1966. Too bad they sunk the old Lady for target practise. I loved my tour on the ship

Name :   Kenneth Schrader
E-Mail :   schradk@aol.com
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   USS OKLAHOMA CITY
Years of Service :   1970-1974
Comments :   Great web site. I'm sure all who sign in say the same thing. Thanks Gohan.

Name :   TERRY L MILNER
E-Mail :   C6011@CFAY.NAVY.MIL
Branch of Service :   USN (RETIRED
Ship or Station :   CTF/OKC
Years of Service :   JAN 72 - OCT 76
Comments :   RETIREN RMCS IN YOKOSUKA WORKING FOR MWR AS SAFETY MANAGER

Name :   Gary Glanert
E-Mail :   garyglanert@yahoo.com
Branch of Service :   Navy
Ship or Station :   CLG-5
Years of Service :   1973-1974
Comments :   What a great ship to be stationed on. I was initially stationed on LST-1166 until it decomissioned and the I was transfered to the Okie-city. I met my wife, Reiko in Yokosuka. As a GMG3, I was assigned to the 6" turret.

Name :   Mike Seals
E-Mail :   beudroinbama@aol.com
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   Okie Boat
Years of Service :   71-75
Comments :   This is a great site "shipmate",I recenyly retired after 28.8 years as a CWO3 Bos'n, served in 8 ships but none can stir the emotions like the OK City, while Bos'n of the USS Willamette in Hawaii in 99 we got the ship underway just to see Okie Boat under

Name :   henry watson
E-Mail :   doc477@excite.com
Branch of Service :   navy
Ship or Station :   okie ciyt 60-61;vammen de644 61-62 ;isbell dd869 61-64
Years of Service :   1960-64
Comments :   i was on board when it was recmommision 1960 'a' div and rember all the head hunting on the shake down cruise;about 90% were right out of boot camp

Name :   Ken Martin
E-Mail :   kcmartin@hevanet.com
Branch of Service :   Navy
Ship or Station :   USS Oklahoma City CLG5
Years of Service :   72-74
Comments :   

Name :   Doug Rasor
E-Mail :   drasor@swbell.net
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5)
Years of Service :   1968-1972
Comments :   Came aboard in '70....enjoyed many a'cruise on the OK-city. I was in OW division (RD-2). My wife was back in Yokosuka and my son was born there during the big offensive in N.Vietnam in '72. I was of course glad to be off the boat and going back home with

Name :   Richard Suffridge
E-Mail :   rik78@hotmail.com
Branch of Service :   USNAVY
Ship or Station :   USS OKLAHOMA CITY CG-5
Years of Service :   6
Comments :   This is just a Great Web Page,the Photos & Commentary take me back to the very Best time of my Life,as many Young Men before me & after me , I grew up on those Beautiful Teak Wood Decks,Thank You so much for the Oppurtunity to close my eyes & Laugh & Cry,

Name :   Lyn Mccrery
E-Mail :   pogey45@aol.com
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   USS OKLAHOMA CITY
Years of Service :   22
Comments :   I was on the old gal from 1970-1973 and 1975-1977. I grew up on the ship. I remember the good and bad times I had. I had the opportunity to see her the day she was sunk. I could have had a helo ride over her one more last time but the helos were malfuncti

Name :   John Kirk
E-Mail :   2kirksters@home.com
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   CLG-5
Years of Service :   1968-1978
Comments :   Served aboard the Okie Boat, in FM Division from 1970-1974. Thanks for the great website. Also, I am using the new guestbook.

Name :   G.W.Landreneau
E-Mail :   Greg.Landreneau@wcom.com
Branch of Service :   USN
Ship or Station :   Uss Oklahoma CLG-5
Years of Service :   1972-1974
Comments :   Outstanding Site!! Memories it brings back are priceless. Was RM1 in CR Div. Now RMC Retired since 1984...

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