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Diamondbacks (VF 102) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Diamondbacks (VF 102). 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 35 crew members registered for the Diamondbacks (VF 102).

Tracey, DonaldAMS 31959 –2 MED tours on flight deck
Potts, Alvinadr2Jul 10, 1962 – Sep 5, 1964
Paskevich, PaulE31964 –
Ambrose, Edward/lurchADJ E-61964 – 1967Can't believe I seen Jay Jezek on the list. We worked together on the flight deck. Hung out, got drunk, and went on liberty together in the Med. I was a plane captain also, on F-4s. I retired from Fed service in 2010
Wallace, Ronald OrAE41966 – 1968Goodness I Love our Lady of the seas, I am a proud member of the "Royal Golden Shellbacks" Thank you for the Memories’
Mann Jr., Rich And MurphE4 yoeman1966 – 1967
Wallace, BearAE3Dec 19, 1966 – Oct 1, 1970Anyone remember a elevator operator being shot near #4 elevator at night? Please contact
Hendricks, HarvaeATN2Jan 11, 1968 – Dec 12, 1970Looking for Steven Cross and others that served as AT's during my time with VF 102. I had a great time and am glad to have served with, CPO Kevin, Tennesee Jerry, all the other enlisted - especially Midget.
Wilhelm, Bryan Ams-2 Mil-spec PropnutAMS-2Jan 5, 1969 – Jan 5, 1969Want to talk with any AMS about Navy life. Write to me If anyone knew Terry Young? Life aboard Indy CVA62? Life as an AMS? BW
Johnson, RockyCaptain1970 –I was attached to VF-102 from August 1970 to July 1973. We were home based at NAS Oceana. During that period we made two 6-month deployments to MED in 1971 and 1972. CO's were Clexton and Norton.
Johnson, RockyO6Aug 1970 – 1973Living in Wolfeboro, NH
Eggleston, Larry (Egg)AE3Jul 1971 – Sep 1972Enjoyed my time in the squadron
Buritsch, Stevenat2Mar 1, 1972 – May 15, 19752 cruised flight deck overnight crew. 1 cruise in aimd. tad to suda bay crete while ship was in athens port.
Marcotte, EdwardltDec 1, 1972 – Jun 1, 1975Great squadron!
Scott, Thomas AMSANApr 1973 – May 1976I spent 3 years on the Indy. I came aboard just a month after my 18th birthday. VF 102 C/C, A/F and on the 75/76 cruise I was in AIMD A/F (metal shop) I literally grew in to a man aboard my fist ship. Great times
Pratt, BobYN3Apr 2, 1974 – May 30, 1976I was assigned to VF-102 Administrative Department. I made two Med cruises during 1974-1976. I was only 17 when I joined the Navy. Got off active duty and worked for DoD for 36 years. Dr. Bob Pratt
Howard, RandolphAMH3Aug 1, 1974 – Sep 1, 1976
Baum, Chi Town BomberAMH3Mar 23, 1975 – Jul 24, 1978
Hunt ..... ........................................................ Michael, Michaele4Jan 26, 1976 – Jul 26, 1979
McDowall, Thomasams3 E-4Aug 1978 – Aug 1980Joined the squadron in "78". Had the pleasure of a "med" cruise in 79. Spent the whole time on the line crew. Was a white shirt on flight deck. Many long, hard, tiring days and nights. Would not trade the experience for
Manzella, DonE-4Sep 1, 1978 – May 1, 1981looking for any old shipmates that served with me on the Indian Ocean cruise from 80-81
Campbell, Lamont (Campy)AMS3Apr 1979 – Oct 1979I was a plane captain and served 6 months onboard with my squadron. I was busted down to airman during that cruise.
Mineo, VincentE-31980 – 1981Some really great memories aboard this ship and some really great friends made. Definitely one of my life's greatest lessons learned about responsibility and pride in what you do as a person
Billy, WatersAME-11981 – 1983
Caldwell, SteveAEJul 1, 1982 – Sep 1, 1985VF-102
Davidson, Kenneth profile iconAEFeb 25, 1983 – Feb 25, 1987
Tambe, SamuelAE3Jul 1, 1987 – Mar 25, 1991The best years of my life were spent in VF-102 Aboard the USS America. True brotherhood.
Brown, SteveAE21989 – 2002
Crow, CarlMS21989 – 1993MS3 Carl "Crow Dog" Crow. What's up everybody? Been out for 19 years. I now am an assistant manager in a grocery store bakery. Imagine that! Never forget my time at NAS Oceana Va. Beach and the USS America. Great Times.
Davidson, Kenneth profile iconAEDec 20, 1990 – Feb 25, 1994
Kenyon, Tony (Tk)ams1993 – 1996I was a AMS but worked the flight deck the whole time plane captain/line rat lol..Incredible experience for a young guy from Montana..miss all my old shipmates...
Edwards, Jason Big EdAirman E31994 – 1998Work in line shack and power plants. Good friends Scott Kildaire Singhong Kettavong. Hoping to find some old friends. Was on USS America 6 month tour then USS George Washington 6 month tour Home base NAS Oceana.
Canaday, GearldAMSAN1995 –
Windham, TreyE31996 – 1999I was a Line Rat/ Plane Cpt. I remember “Big Ed” and Scott.
Strawn, ScottAE3May 5, 1996 – May 5, 1999anyone who served from 1996-1999 hit me up on FB under Scott Strawn or email me at

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