Al Wittich ENC (ret)
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Was EN1 Dec 1965 to Jan 1967 in "A" Gabg.Great gang os engineers. Served with MM1 Steve Queen, MM1 Roy Hipps and MM1 Bob Moore. Moore is retired MMCM, MDV Queen is a retired MMCM (deceased) Hipps is also deceased. Retired Feb. 1981
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  Barry bloom
Monday, April 4, 2016
I served on the Oak Hill LSD 7 from December 65 till June 67.  Looking for others who served.
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  Gary Lane MM
Friday, December 4, 2015
I served from 63 to 66, I was the guy that spent 2 and a half months in the Yokosuka hospital after the steam line blew into the port engine room.  Aahh, those were the days!!
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  Larry Carr
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Served the Oak Hill as a BT3 from 63-67 in the boiler room. Live in Akron Ohio. Still married to Colleen for 48 years now. 3 kids and 4 grandkids so far. Hope everyone is doing well. 
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  Richard Diana
Monday, August 10, 2015

I served on the Oak Hill from 1960-1963. Wanted to reach out and say hello to all fellow shipmates. I am living in NJ and doing well, hope you all can say the same.

Rich Diana
  Dave Strohl
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Served on LSD 7 from Jan. 1967 until the ship was decommissioned in late 1969.  Started as SN in 1st Division Deck and ended up BM3.   2 West Pac Vietnam cruises (1967 & 1968-69).  On decommissioning crew in drydock in Bremerton Washington until around Nov. 1969.
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  Jack Williams
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Would like to hear from anyone that may have served with my brother RM3 (Jim) James Francis Williams that was on the USS OAK HILL  in Viet Nam, SE Asia, etc., from approx 1963 thru 1969. He was from Georgia. Thank you!5
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  Ben Jacobs
Friday, August 22, 2014
My father served on the uss oak hill from 1943 - 1946. His name was Rufus Jacobs. If you ever met my dad, he was easy to remember, he only stood 5'1'' tall, but one hek of a nice guy. He was from Kansas and enlisted in the navy on his 17th birthday. During my 24 years in the US Air Force I enjoyed my many visits to the many countries the USS OAK HILL had visited with my Dad. Even a stopover on wake island on the way home from Vietnam. Thank you for your service.
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  Leonard Coniglio
Monday, July 14, 2014
I served on the USS Oak Hill from 1943-1946, RDM2C. I would like to hear from anyone from that era. I just celebrated my 92nd birthday. I am alive and well

Please email my daughter (

Thank you
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  Ellen Eldridge
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
My grandfather Hodo P. Cormier served on the Oak Hill from 44'-46'. He Manned the .50 cal on LVTs. Still to this day he becomes very somber on April 1. He said Okinawa was the toughest of all.   My email is if anyone has any other info.  He is still kicking ( not so high) at 89!  He would love if I could share some stories with him. 
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  Terri Santillan Miller
Monday, June 3, 2013
My Dad was Albert Santillan from California served on Oak Hill 7 around 1943 to 1946, not sure when exactly, hoping for more information.
Please contact me at 909-597-7489 or email at,
Thank You, Terri Miller
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  Dean Johnson
Saturday, January 19, 2013
We are looking forward to the reunion in Hawaii this year.  We have missed the last couple reunions due to many things (Health, money, family), but we are trying real hard to make sure we make this next one.  We miss all you guys.  We have had some great times and look forward to many more. 
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
 Hello all , My name is Thayla I am looking for anyone who has any info on my father .I never knew him Im looking for photos or stories or anything so I might know who he is .I was told he was on the USS Oak Hill not sure of anything really . His musterdate was dec 25 1944  not sure what a muster date is  . His name is Travis Milton Ellis he looked white but was Cherokee Indian . He had dark hair and dark eyes probably bout 5ft 9 . I was also told he was a Cowboy travled wth the rodeo and was a bronc & bull rider . If you have any info on him .I would love to hear from you .He passed away in 1966 when I was 2 years old .Thank you ..Thayla
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  Clinton L Olmsted
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Came aboard the Oak Hill Aug 1956 TAD some the Fort Marion LSD 22. Just as we will leaving on the Asian Cruise. Was there until we got back from Thailand. Went back to the Fort Marion until I was tranfer back to the Oak Hill and came aboard in Trincomalee Ceylon 1-5-57. Was there until Oct 57. Made second class signalman just before I left. I live most of my life on a farm in and around Arapahoe Nebraska. Would enjoy hearing from and old shipmate.
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  Jim Ralston
Monday, July 16, 2012
Served aboard the Oak Hill From 7-56 thru 10-59.Great memories and have enjoyed several reunions also.Will not make this one but hope everyone has a great get together. Wanted to let"Skosh's' daughter know that I have six photos with him in them and can find more if I go thru the cruise book.Gerald Score was a signalman and the first one I heard from as to his whereabouts was Christinsen SM 2.Sorry to hear of Skosh's passing .Fair winds.Jim
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  Debby Score
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
My father was Gerald F. Score (Jerry) from Detroit, MI and he proudly served on the USS Oak Hill from 1958 - 1960. He was a signal man on board. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1996. If you have any memories you wish to share my sister and I would love to hear from you. He said it was the greatest time of his life serving in the South Pacific aboard the Oak Hill.

Thank you,
Debby Score
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  Andrew Kane
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I am researching my grandpa (Harold Zettle), and I found a paper in certificate in his old papers for being on the Oak Hill for the 1962 Nuclear Tests. If anyone knew him or has any information, I would love to hear, he died in 2004 and I am want to know more about him. Email me at please if you have any information.

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  Jack Andress
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Was aboard 1960-63 R div. 3 wes-pac cruises along with 1962 A-Bomb test when launch failed and blew up launch pad. Made alot of us atomic veterans. Transferd to Salsburry Sound AV-13 and docked at Cam Ranh Bay and got my Agent Orange in 1964. Still alive and enjoying life!
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  Marcus Benson
Monday, October 11, 2010
My Grandpa, Willard Benson, served aboard the Oak Hill during WWII. I am unsure of his service dates. Anyone who knew him, I would love to hear from you. Send me a message at, or call me on my cell phone listed below.Marcus A. BensonSGT, USAQ36 SRO/Battery Schools NCOHHB, 3-82 FA, 2/1 CAV"Hellraisers"(U) Office: 254-288-4400(U) Cell: 254-563-9184(U) AKO: 
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  David E. Neeley
Monday, October 4, 2010
I was an HM3 in sickbay on the Oakhill in 1964-65. I remember pulling into Pearl Harbor and touring the island.  I was transferred to the lst Marine Division after I left the ship.  I retired in 1978 after 20 yrs, went back to college for 2 yr degree and retired again in 2001.  Moved to North Port, Florida and loving it.  Married for 40yrs, 4 children, 8 grandkids.

David E. Neeley
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  James Templin
Thursday, September 9, 2010

I was on the Okey from 1955 to 1959 and was in the A- divison , met some very good guys and had good times .
Retired now from the State of Michigan
was a mechanical inspector supervison
18 yrs. married 

hope to see some shipmates in oct 2010

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  Laurence Vincent
Monday, August 30, 2010
 Served onOak Hill 1960  to  1964
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  John Caswell
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I was on the Oak Hill from 1966-1969 with three west pac tours then sent to the Gunston Hall LSD-5
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  Charles {Chuck] Savoie
Monday, July 26, 2010
I was on the Oak Hill in 1961 and 62. Made two West-Pac cruises.  I had to much fun to have made anything of myself while aboard. I am now retired and living very comfortably in Carriere, Ms. Would like to here from shipmates who were onboard at this time. Will be going to Indy
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  Bob Vozzella
Friday, July 23, 2010
We are very sorry that we can't make Indy this year.  We have cruise in November and 3 other trips between October & December. Maybe we can get our mini reunion going in Clearwater the first of the year.  Hope y'all have a great time and have a drink for me.  We plan on going to Maryland next year.  Keep us informed.     Bob  (Bozo)  & Linda
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  Jim Wade
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I went on board the Oak Hill on Nov 10, 1956 with units of A Co, 3rd Tank Bn to be sent into the Persing Gulf during the Suez Crisis.  We returned to Yokosuka, Japan in early Feb of 1957
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  Philip (Doc) Guilland
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I was aboard the Oak Hill from 1944- 1946. I was a combat medic in the Pacific Theater. I am also a plank member. Would like to hear from anyone that was aboard about the same time. Sorry we won't be able to make the reunion this year but hope to make future reunions.
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  john "kin" hollis
Sunday, June 20, 2010
i served on the oak hill (lsd-7) from about 1958 till about jan 1961 based in san diego
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  Tim Varney
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I was a DC3 from  Dec1968 to Oct 1969
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Friday, March 12, 2010
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  Will Dillon BT2
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Served from Sept. 1966 to November 1969. I was fuel oil and water king for most of that time. I am hoping to make it to Indianapolis this year.
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  Ronnie Keith Fullen
Monday, September 21, 2009
I was a young and naive FA waiting on the pier at 32nd St Naval Station SD to report aboard as OakHill returned from WestPac in spring of 1961. I was an SK3 whe  I left the ship by landing craft that put me and my seabag on the beach so that could walk across the highway to the Coronado Amphib Base and report for SEAR school on my way to NavSupAct Saigon. A place I'd never heard of before that Monday morning that I received orders and left the ship.
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  Bill Riordan
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Serve aboard from August 1965 to June 66 was assigned to supply as an SK third class petty officer,tranfered to the USS Navarro APA215 in homeported in Long Beach.Discharged in June 1966.Would like to hear from any shipmates that happen to remember me.
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  Richard L. Lewis
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I served on the Oakhill from Mar 1955 to Nov 55 as a PN2.  I put in 32 years in the military (mostly reserves) retiring as a Sgtmgr.  Looking forward to this our first reunion.
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  john e mckenzie
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
i have made resv at motel for fri and sat night. served on oak hill 64/66
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  Dean Johnson
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Kathy and I are sorry that we will have to miss the Portland reunion.  It just will not work out for us to journey out west this year.  We will miss all you guys!  Hope to see all in Indy in 2010.  Have a great time and take lots of pictures! 
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  Leslie Patterson
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I served on the Oak Hill from June 1945 to June 1946. I was RM3c
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  Dick Whalen
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I served on the Oakhill from August 51 to October 54 and left as RM1. I have attended all of the reunions and they are a great time. It's been wonderful to meet all the guys who served on our ship even though I didn't know them before. You all should try to make it to Portland this year.
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  charles "buddy" white
Monday, June 22, 2009
served in the a-gang en2 in 61&62.  now am retired in seagrove beach, fl.  enjoyed all the westpac trips except the johnson and christmas island trek.
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  Bob Factor
Monday, June 22, 2009
I served on the Oak Hill from 1953 to 1956 as a radioman..
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  Tony Good
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Served on the Oak Hill 1968-69
Married 2 grown kids no grandchildren
Loved that Subic Bay
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  Earl Sherman
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Served on "Smokey Oaky" From mid 1960 until mid 1961 ( I think) until I transfered to ET class B school as an ETN2. Came aboard as leading ET. Left the same way. Retired as ETC 1978 from Fleet training Center Norfolk, VA. Married with 4 girls, all grown, 5 step kids, also all grown, and lots of grand kis and several Great Grand kis. 
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  thomas E. Whitley
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I would like to get some E-Mail from  some of the ship mates from 1944-1945 landing craft division.
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  Bob Allen
Monday, February 23, 2009
served on board this GALLANT OLD GAL from 1960 thru 1963 in deck made it to BM-3 (a miracle) lol LOVED IT had some good times, now retired living in burleson Texas. but still working as a crane operator and love it
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  Eugene Aurand
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Was aboard 67-69 . CS3 , loved the Philippines so much . I am married to a Filipina and living in Ozamiz City, Island of Mindinao. Great place to retire!
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  James (Jim) Doherty
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Served on board as a Personnelman 2nd Class from mid 1951 until June 1951. 
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  James (Jim) S. Morgan
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Served aboard as 'Signalman Seaman' during our trip to Asia and Da Nang harbor in Viet Nam. All together, was aboard from 1965 to 1967.
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  Clifton Knoll
Friday, December 26, 2008
was on from 60-63
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  Bob & Linda Vozzella
Sunday, September 14, 2008
We are looking forward to seeing everyone again this year. 
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  Dean A. Johnson
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
served aboard 1956 and 1957.

looking forward to a great time at this reunion.  San Antonio was super. 
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Saturday, June 28, 2008
I served aboard the OAK HILL from 62 to 64 boiler room .I LIVE IN KENNEDALE TEXAS
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  Dennis Tardiff
Thursday, June 26, 2008
served 1965 to 1967
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  Robert K. Littell
Friday, May 16, 2008
I was a member of the water-transportation support group assigned to the USS Oakhill for Operation Ivy from 1951-1953.
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008
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