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Rough Riders (VA 125) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Rough Riders (VA 125). 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 18 crew members registered for the Rough Riders (VA 125).

Slater, Gerald profile iconAT-2Jan 1957 – 1959Aboard Lexington in 1957 with CAG-12 for the Far East Cruise. Looking for shipmates who were in VF-121, 123, 124 or VA-125. 2017 is the 60th anniv. Contact: for reunion on Lex in Corpus.
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Slater, GeraldAT-2Jan 1957 – Oct 1959Contact me for reunion aboard Lex sometime in 2017 817.992.7926 or
Wimer, KennethPH3May 13, 1960 – Jan 9, 1962I was assigned to the Photo Lab, as a representative of VA125, at NAS Mirimar, and transferred with the squadron to NAS Lamoore. (Looking for Photomates)
White, EdADJ 3Jun 8, 1962 – Jul 1966Had a desire to make contact with my old outfit. Have to say I enjoyed my tour at NAS LeMoore. Made 3rd class within several months of getting to the duty station and got assigned a flight line petty officer.
Maynard, Lawrence (Larry)ADJ3Jun 18, 1962 – Aug 16, 1966Looking for Navy buddies who were stationed at Lemoore Naval Air Station, Lemoore Ca, between . 1963-1966
Coffman, WilliamAE-3Mar 24, 1963 – Aug 23, 1965I was with the Crew at the Miramar naval Air Station, when Commander Forgy did an above G-limit climb in "Triple Nickel" , an A4-Skyhawk , which was put on a pedestal in front of LeMoore Naval air station. looking for Jerry Knight VA-144.
Haney, Raleigh (Ral)E-5Jun 15, 1964 – Aug 26, 1967I would like to find some of the guys I worked with in VA 125
Blankinship, William/billATN3Aug 1964 – Jun 1967I worked on the flight line doing ground support for a while.Made one carrier qual to the Oriskany. Was in the AT shop a short time and then spend the rest of my time on DET. to Yuma and Fallon.
Smart, Fredaa1965 – 1966
Decoteaux, RobertATN-3Mar 31, 1965 – Apr 1, 1967I was originally assigned to the AT shop but found myself in the NEWLY created Data Analysis Div.. working for Chief BLUM.I was awarded a Letter of Commendation for my performance.
Werkheiser, RonANOct 5, 1965 – Dec 10, 1967I was also in the parts bin
Sprague, JohnAE2Aug 1966 – Aug 1968Left as AE2 and worked in AE shop for 24 months. Started out in squadron after AE school as E3. Left in 1968 and assigned to USS Enterprise. Had many friends. War was a tragedy.
Wodarski, KeithAT-2Dec 15, 1968 – Dec 15, 1970Assigned to the AT Shop and Check Crew. Attended A-4 Skyhawk avionics system schools. Transitioned to A-7 Corsair II and more avionics and ECM system training. Deployments to NAAS Fallon, USS Lexington, and USS Hornet.
Joseph, DonaldADJ21970 – 1973Had lots of fun times with the guys of VA-125 LINE DIVISION I remember the detachments to ElCentro. Fallon, China Lake and one Transpac to Hawaii, Midway Island,Wake Island and Guam NAS.
Anderson, GaryAE-2Oct 1970 – Jun 1972Assigned to the electric shop & was ask to go to trouble shooters. TS was great, crossed trained in every rate. Worked nights or mids mostly. Played golf at Hanford Country Club a lot. Closed Traders in Visalia often.
Rodriguez, William profile iconADAN1975 – 1976
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Kafara/jordan, Nancyamh3Jan 31, 1976 – Oct 9, 1977went from line division to duty driver......ended up at AIMD hydraulics
Villarreal, JohnnyDM3Aug 1982 – Aug 1984

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