The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Rampant Raiders (VA 212). 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 17 crew members registered for the Rampant Raiders (VA 212).
|Lee, Joe||ADJR 3||Sep 1, 1956 – Nov 1958||Ship 207 Line Crew 1957-1958 Moffett Field, CA|
|Travelstead Jr, Charles C||e-3||Sep 15, 1956 – Jan 15, 1957||I miss my old shipmates I hope they are in good health i went in the navy in june of 1956 my squadron was va-212 i was in va-212 till i got out in may of 1960|
|Strasia, Richard||AO-3||1958 – 1960||I came in from a cotton field in New Mexico--fresh from High school. Those were the most intense and fun years I can remember. I can't imagine ever doing anything in my life without that experience of being with VA-212|
|Spurlock, Jim||AE3/AE2||1961 – 1963||Made the 1962 cruise aboard USS Hancock. This was my first sea duty and I enjoyed the squadron and the friends I made there. Made AE2 during the cruise and re enlisted during the return to Alameda.|
|C Ox, Dan (Woody)||E-3||Jan 2, 1962 – Aug 24, 1964|
|Fusselman, Gary, Fuss||E4||May 16, 1964 – May 15, 1966||NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD MISS VA 212 AND THE HANCOCK. NOW OLDER, I FEEL NOTHING BUT PRIDE IN THE TIME SERVED AND THE GREAT BUNCH OF FOLKS I WAS WITH.|
|Dewey, Larry (Little Chicago)||Oct 1, 1964 – Apr 1, 1966|
|Peters, James||E3||Jan 1965 – Jul 1966|
|Schmidt, James||AE2||1966 – 1968||Visited Vietnam war memorial and saw COmmander Homer Smiths name. I believe he was shot down 3 days before he was to return to the U.S. Looking for Joel Gebhart AE2. We served together aboard the Hancock and Bon Home R|
|Yates, Herbert/ Hatchet||AE3||Mar 16, 1966 – May 21, 1968||To a great memory of this outstanding squadron VA 212. Memorial to USN Commander Hommer Smith, POW/ my hero|
|Sutterfield, Bill||adj=2||Apr 11, 1966 – Mar 29, 1971|
|Fender, Ken||ATR 2||1967 – 1969||Landing on Bonnie Dick already on line, for my first tour. I had never been on the ocean before & caught what I thought was the flu..I think I held the record for visits to the fan tail for one evening with 7. Great ATs|
|Gardner, Gerald||AK3||Jun 1970 – Feb 1971||I left ComFair Alameda after two years of working on staff as the Admirals driver. Made Ak3 and was sent Lemoore Calif. to join VA 212. Back to Alameda in October and off to Vietman on The USS Hancock CVA 19|
|Allen, Bob||E-4||1972 – 1973||I was an AT check crew and had served with VA 164.|
|Blank, William||AMH 3||Jan 7, 1972 – Oct 3, 1972||Just thought I might try and find anyone who rode the Hannain 1972 with VA-212. I was a plane captain at the time.|
|Mendoza, Rodolfo (Rudy)||E-7 (AKC)||Apr 10, 1972 – Aug 28, 1974||I will never forget this command specially Cdr. Strong. I missed it.|
|Adelman, Donald (Don)||AKAA/AKAN/AK3||Jun 18, 1973 – Dec 3, 1975||A real learning experience. Fast paced operations.|
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