The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Iron Angels (VF 53). 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 16 crew members registered for the Iron Angels (VF 53).
|Johnston, Robert||AO3/2||Jun 1, 1956 – Jan 3, 1958||Was with 53 at Miramar, later at Moffet Field, then deployed in Kearsarge for a westpac cruise|
|Becker, Ronald||ATNAN, ATN3, ATN2||Sep 1959 – Mar 1962||Made two cruises on USS Ticonderoga|
|Blunt, Charley||AQF 2||Jan 5, 1960 – Sep 5, 1960||Always interesting to look back.|
|Luxon Ams-2, William||AMS-2, E-5||May 15, 1960 – Oct 1, 1964||We still welcome you to join us in New Orleans May 18-22. This will be the 28th reunion. Bob Moore is the host this year. My number is 724-899-2108|
|Beshears, Robert||ams-3||1964 – Dec 15, 1967||I am retired now,I also have adopted my 3 great grandsons and enjoy raising them .Anybody that was in VF-53 from 1964 to 1967 I would like to hear from you,You can call 336-566-6391,|
|Coates, Daniel||ADJ 3||Jun 5, 1965 – Mar 27, 1969||I made three WSTPACS with VF-53.|
|Slater, Roy||AK - 3||Jun 22, 1965 – Mar 31, 1967||I was assigned to VF-53 and Air Wing 5, and we were on the USS Ticonderoga, for the cruise dated July 1965 to May 1966, and flew out of Miramar Air Station. I received a early out in January 1967.|
|Delos Reyes, Eddie||AK2||Jan 1966 – Nov 1969||Been retired for a couple of years now, from DECA....Also retired as a wrestling coach after 44 years, and just finished my 26th year as a football official. Hello Steve Ripka, and Ron Neilsen.|
|Matonovich, Ronald||AO 2||Sep 1966 – Oct 28, 1969|
|Wilson, William||AMH3||1967 – 1970||I served 4 tours in Vietnam with VF-53. In 1967 aboard the USS Hancock (CVA-19). The last 3 on board the USS Bon Homme Richard. Home ported at NAS Miramar, San Diego.|
|Ripka, Steve||AKAN||Mar 16, 1967 – Sep 1, 1970||First deployment was with USS HANCOCK. The next 3 were with USS Bon Homme Richard|
|Johnson, Patrick||CDR||1968 – 1970||AMSC - WO1 while serving with VF-53|
|Marchisotto, Vince||ADJ3||Dec 15, 1968 – Sep 15, 1969||WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN AIRDALE AND A BACK SHOE ? FRESH AIR & JET FUEL|
|Johnson, J D Or Dan||AQ3||Jan 1969 – Jan 1971||Made the last two deployments. Am currently a member of the Iron Angles reunion group. I was the little surfer guy from San Diego County. Rode motorcycles everywhere. Live in NC now.|
|Harris, George||PN-2||Jan 3, 1969 – Jan 22, 1971|
|McBride, Michael||ATR 2||Feb 1, 1969 – Dec 11, 1970||Two West PAC cruises 1969 and 1970.|
There are currently no planned reunions.