The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Crusaders / Sunliners (VA 81). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?
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There are 26 crew members registered for the Crusaders / Sunliners (VA 81).
|McDowell, Grady||AM3||Jun 1957 – May 1961|
|Briggs, John||E5||1959 – 1962||Adding info for my Dad. He served 1959-1962 in Atkron 81 Crusaders for two Med cruises.|
|Sunday, Jack (Monk)||AMSAN||Oct 1961 – Jun 1963||was plane captain for commanding officer (LCDR Rumble) and enjoyed the familiarity of any and all personnel am curious to know the date and name of hurricane the Forrestal was caught in during 62|
|Lodwick, Bob||AQ3||1967 – 1969|
|Ede, Terry||LCDR||1967 – 1969||Cruise on USS Shangri-La and USS John F Kennedy|
|Driscoll, Thomas||AT1||Jul 1967 – Aug 1968|
|Thyret, John||adj-3||1968 –||Served with sullivan, scot, and vernon and we're making plans to visit the jfk one more time incase anybody else is interested. We all worked on the line and wouldn't mind swapping some stories...beer would be okay too!|
|Wright, James (J.g.)||AT-2||Aug 1969 – Apr 1971|
|Wright, J.g.||AT-2||Sep 1969 – Apr 1971|
|Szymanski, Joseph||AQ1||Mar 1972 – Mar 1976|
|Thnompson, Clarence (Chick0||AT2||May 15, 1972 – Mar 13, 1976||Made 3 cruises with the airwing CAG 17 and 3 cruises ships company|
|Pettis, Greg||e-4||Jul 18, 1972 – Aug 19, 1975||I was a plain captain|
|Anaya, Arthur||Aviation Storekeeper||Sep 12, 1972 – Jul 31, 1975||Most of the first cruise was spent TAD to ships company like so many newbie's.That Cruise was ten months long Boatswin mate Callaway and Livermore were in charge of berthing area. Airman Stoll and Airman Mace Friends|
|Smith, Michael||AT3 THEN AT2||Jul 18, 1974 – Jul 1977|
|McCombs, Lee||AZ2||1976 – 1980|
|Gillies, Bruce||SN||Jul 1, 1977 – Dec 15, 1978||Made the 1978 Med Cruise aboard FORRESTAL. Was in Personnel Office after a brief stint in the Line Division.|
|Gumpright, Bob||ENS-LTJG||1978 – 1980|
|Branning, John||AMCS E-8||Jun 22, 1979 – Jul 2, 1982||Deployed twice on USS Forrestal|
|Weaver, Rickey||e-3||Oct 1979 – Oct 1987||anyone there from the line|
|Pounds, Robert||AE2||1980 – 1983|
|Kyser Jr, Ken||AMS3||1981 – 1984||What Memories?.... They will last a lifetime!|
|Peters, Charles||HM2||Jan 4, 1983 – Jun 1, 1986||Did first two tours on USS Saratoga. First cruise was love boat cruise. 2nd involved Libya and Achielle Lauro hijackers. But did Christmas in Singapore, stopped off in Diego Garcia. Became a shellback with Sunliners.|
|Birely, Robert/bob||AMS 3||Aug 1983 – May 17, 1987|
|Giblin, Michael||E3||Dec 1983 – 1985||Hello Line Division VA-81|
|Herb, Kraese||AD2||1985 – 1987||85-86 IO Singapore/Diego Garcia/ Crossing the equator. Shame we never made it to Australia... Thanks Gaddafi. Great Crew, Great Squadron. 87 MED Shooting down USAF Phantom !?!|
|Honey, Gary (Doc)||AMS3||Mar 1, 1987 – Feb 1989|
There are currently no planned reunions.