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Golden Warriors (VA 87) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Golden Warriors (VA 87). 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 42 crew members registered for the Golden Warriors (VA 87).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1983 | 1986 – now

Neill, JohnE5Jan 7, 1966 – Jan 16, 1969Aviation electrician
Jenkins, RonaldATR3Aug 1966 – Sep 20, 1968Was a radar tech for Doppler radar and communication tech. Was also on nuclear weapons loading team. Did some Carrier quals on the USS America in 1968 and was stationed at Cecil Field, FL from 1966 to 1968.
Rostkowski, Tom E (Ski)ATN2Feb 1, 1968 – Jun 1, 1970Was part of the initial Commissioning Crew of VA-87 (Golden Warriors); Feb. 1, 1968 at Cecil Field Jacksonville Florida. Call Sign "War Party"
Shain, JeffAZ2Mar 10, 1968 – Sep 10, 1971First assigned to training Squadron VA-174 then to VA-87. Deployed to Nam in 1969 on USS Ticonderoga CVA-14 and to the Med in 1970 on USS FDR Roosevelt CVA-42. Worked in Ready Room.
Bearley, WilliamAE3Jan 29, 1969 – Apr 28, 1971
Scott, RandyE-3Jan 1, 1970 – Oct 1, 1973trying to reconnect with others on board the same years that I was.
Harnisch, Bob (Fred)AO2Nov 1, 1970 – Feb 1, 1974Great experience, Great way to grow up. Looking for YO2 Dennis Wright of Cordel GA
Scariano, BruceAO-21971 – 1972Was in the WST shop. Just trying to reconnect with some of the guys I served with in WST, AQ, and AT shops.
Payne, Ryland profile iconAME21971 – 1972Just remembering the times spent on the ship and in Athens,Naples,Barcelona and other ports. I’ve cruised the Med several times since then but nothing like being on a Flattop and 22 years old.
Maiani, GinoAMS2Nov 1971 – Dec 23, 1974
Bryson, Robert / PeteASE-2Feb 1972 – Dec 1972A-7B Corsair II - what an aircraft! Good squadron, good friends, good memories!
Jd, KingAMH3Feb 2, 1972 – Aug 30, 1974First squadron after VA-174. Was one of the best squadrons that I served in and in my 30 year naval career.
Hoskins, Bob profile iconAMH2Jun 1972 – Aug 1973I was aboard the Roosevelt CVA 42 for the '72 Med cruise. A most enjoyable event. Looking forward to connecting with any of my old buddies from there or VA174.
Dimarcantonio, MichaelAO3Oct 20, 1972 – May 15, 1975Served with the Goden Warriors at Cecil and onboard U.S.S. F.D.R ( CV-42 ) I.Y.A.O.Y.A.S.
Long, RandyAQ3Dec 1972 – Jul 1975spent 22 months deployed on the FDR in the mediterranean. worked primarily in the aimd electronics department on fire control radar. remember guys like gary poole, marty wolfe, hap harrison. really enjoyed my time them.
O'Rourke, Charles (Dick)PR-1Sep 1974 – Sep 1977Not quite sure of the dates but they're in the ball park.
Baltzley, JohnAMHC1975 – 1978.
Jones, StevenPR2Jan 3, 1975 – Aug 7, 1977
Crawford, JohnAME-2Mar 1975 – Jun 1978
Mears, BeauE4May 5, 1975 – Jun 2, 1978
Jones, Eddie profile iconAMS31976 – 1979Hey, remember the fountian drink machine being stolen from the mess deck and then being deep 6 the next day, or the hole being cut in the floor of the plane captains shop to let the cool air in ? Anyway great memories.
Loglia, DanAD-3May 1976 – Dec 1979Like to meet old buds from VA-87 and sister company VA-15
Beavers, TimPR2Jun 1976 – Aug 1979
Sanchez, Rick, (Pete)AMH-3Jun 1, 1976 – Jun 28, 1979
Fleming, MikeE-3Feb 1977 – Dec 1979
Bergeron, RobertAKJul 8, 1977 – Mar 8, 1980Great times...Great People..Glad we are finding each other again
De Leon, JoeyAMH-3Sep 1, 1977 – Mar 30, 1979I am looking for the gentleman who jumped off an E2- AA Plane Captain off the coast of Valencia Spain also any persons from the VA-87 Squadron (Golden Warriors).
Gay, Robert PAD2Oct 14, 1977 – Sep 14, 1979Would like to see if anyone remembers me in the squadron, i can't remember any names myself, it's been a while and i got off part way thru the 1979 Med Cruise. I was a slot checker and the squadron training PO.
Burke, MikeAD3Dec 1978 – Dec 13, 1979
Hanson, Wayne1979 – 1981
Challes, MattAO31979 – 1981Hey Golden Warriors.I was in VA87 from 1979-1981.i was on the Med cruise (79) and also the Indian ocean cruise.i would like to here from anybody who was in VA87 during that time.
Gruninger, LouisAZ2Jan 1979 – Jun 1980
Ryan, RobertAQ2Oct 1, 1979 – Oct 1, 1983
Windle, Charles (Chuck)AMH3Oct 10, 1979 – Jun 11, 1982Enjoyed my job on the flight deck and many of the guys I worked with. Good times.
Norman, JoeAT3Mar 1980 – Jul 1982No slack in light attack!! I was on INDEPENDENCE for the IO cruise 80-81. Would love to hear from some of my old shipmates!
Clark, DanielE-3Jan 1, 1981 – Jan 4, 1985Some of my best times in my life. I still keep in contact with some of the guys...Guy Creahore, Brian Anderson,
Fairchild, ScottAMSApr 7, 1981 – Oct 10, 1984Some of the best days of my life, and some of the worse. I made some good life-long friendships and grew up fast. Went to Key West with VA-45 after leaving Indy. Got out of Navy in 1989, moved back to TN.
Costa, Jr., William (Bill)AMS-3Jun 1981 – Oct 1985Was with the squadron for 2 cruises on the Indy. Was the last of the A-7E squadron before they converted to the FA-18's.
Mendez, Robert MindyADJ 4Aug 11, 1981 – Jul 11, 1984 our home station is close give shout out i do remember our ship the indy
Wright, JamesAQAN-E3May 10, 1983 – Jul 1, 1986
Feldman, WillieJun 1, 1983 – Jun 1, 1988The Indy, Silver Anniversary. Bob Hope. Loretta Lynn

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