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Fighting Checkmates (VF 211) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Fighting Checkmates (VF 211). 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 41 crew members registered for the Fighting Checkmates (VF 211).

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Jones, Raymond HubertAD31954 – 1958My father-in-law Ray Jones served on CV-31 USS Bon Homme Richard. VF-211.
Shepherd, Orville ShepAMS3Dec 10, 1957 – Oct 30, 1959Servied with my Brother Larry Shepherd. deployed on Hancock CVA 195719 SHANGRI-LA CVA 38 1958LEXINGTON CVA 16. 1959
Keeney, JerryAQ2Apr 1962 – Oct 1964
Hunt, BruceE31967 – 1968Chased the Bon Homme Richard around the Pacific after being in NAVCOMSTA in HI, caught the squadron in Subic Bay, got to experience the first Navy ace squadron's achievements first hand as a YN in the ready room.
Walker, JohnnyAN1967 – 1970
Taylor, JohnAE21968 – 1969
Steward, Mikee5 adj1968 – Apr 1970Looking for ship mates of Deployment to Westpac in 68-69 who may have been diagnosed with Parkinson. Possible Agent Orange link for Blue Water Navy guys.
McCormack, John (Mac) profile iconAE-2Mar 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 1971We are planning a Reunion for next year, possibly in Norfolk, VA, if you are interested. Open to ALL YEARS. I am working on getting us on to NAS Oceana for a tour. Please email me so we can get you on our listing. If you know of any other VF-211 pers
Krek, WayneADJ-3Sep 1970 – Mar 1971
Hauser, GeorgeAQ3Nov 1, 1971 – Nov 22, 1972
Colgate, KenAT11975 – 1975Fifth annual decommissioning cruise
Sanders, TerryABHANMar 1975 – Sep 3, 1978
Hatmaker, TerryAO2Sep 15, 1975 – Feb 15, 1980
Riley, TomAO2Sep 15, 1975 – Mar 13, 1980
Cook, FrankAMHCDec 1975 – Jan 1980Airframes , andMaintenance Control cruised twice on USS Constellation.
Kinzer, JohnAE2Dec 15, 1975 – Dec 1978Looking for all Shipmates that made the transition from F-8's to f-14's. Larry Ring says hi.
Roseland, Jerry (Bones)AE21976 – 1978
Smale, DavidAD-2Apr 1977 – May 19802.5 Westpacs with CV 64, Indian Ocean, Workups, Liberty Ports, One of the best times of my life. Thanks to the Connie and her crew.
Kinard, Bobamh2Oct 19, 1977 – Oct 19, 1980
Anderson, Allen (Andy)AME-11978 – 1981
Anderson, JohnE3Mar 1978 – Feb 8, 1980wow !! Very cool to find a site like this. I keep up with a couple of 211 buddies but there were a lot more out there I would like to contact. I remember David Smale very well . anyone who remembers,lets make contact
Bieth, Robert AME-2Apr 1, 1978 – Jul 11, 1981Just found this site. it brings back a lot of memories, served with Smale & Kinard on the Connie
Williams, KennethBM3Feb 10, 1979 – Feb 12, 1981I have been working for the postal services. Retired for Navy in 1995.
Tappy, JoeAO3Jun 1979 – Nov 1983Anyone who served with me give me a call at810-625-4561
Miller, Jeffrey T.AN1980 – 1981F14A's, Gonzo Station, 110 days in the I.O., the P.I., Singapore, Korea. Sound Familar? I'm the same Jeff listed with CV 62 / VF 14.
Oleary, PhilAD21980 –Worked 1st LT Connie, Ranger, Kittyhawk, all 3 cruises working for the "Master Chief".
Wunder, StevePN3Nov 8, 1981 – Mar 31, 1985Served on the USS Connie, the USS Ranger on Death PA, 122 days at sea & survived it, lol!
May, DavidANDec 1981 – Apr 1984
Gibson, JerryATAN1984 – 1988
Heath, EricAQ11985 – May 1988
Clark, RonAMS3May 22, 1985 – Sep 5, 1988
Cunnane, JohnJan 5, 1986 – Aug 19, 1988Good times and Bad times Blue72 all the way
Ross, MikeE7 NCOct 20, 1986 – Feb 3, 1991Was the command career counselor Personnel Chief. Made three deployment USS Kity Hawk USS Nimitz. Worked with MC Gaylor MC Bruce Howard Best Command I ever serviced in the Navy. Retired 1996 off Uss Boxer LHD4.
Gillis, PaulANAug 1987 – Apr 21, 1991Anyone out there who served with me from 1987-1991, I would like too hear from you.
Portz, RonE-6Mar 1988 – Mar 1991intel, tarps deployed aboard nimitz and cvic. night check supervisor.
Gary, RichardAA/ATMay 1989 – Oct 1992I had so much fun, made great friends, and met many amazing people while in this command. Hicks, Greer, Gerber, Simonson, Vincent, Ellis, Joey, Matt, Stuart, and many others; they're all incredible and I miss them.
Hammond, JimE4Dec 1989 – Jun 1993
Allison, Kerry (Wonderland)E4Apr 1991 – Dec 1994
Turner, WesAEANApr 8, 1991 – Mar 1, 1994Great unit at that time worked my ass off especially when we switched from the F14B back to the F14A
Rondash, JustinAT3Sep 1994 – Sep 1998PC, TARPS, Avionics

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