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USS Independence (CV 62) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Independence (CV 62). 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 2550 crew members registered for the USS Independence (CV 62).

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NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Heakin, ScottASM31985 – 1989AIMD IMO4 / HAB (SLEP)Gave 3 1/2 years of my life rebuilding the big gray b****. It was kinda sad to see her decommissioned. I kinda want to see her one last time before they turn her into a target. She deserves better than that.
Madajewski, Mike "mad Dog"1985 –E
Gregory, GregDC11985 – 1990DC1
Skelton, CaseyDC21985 – 1990DC/NFPThis was the best time of my life. I would not trade it for anything other than gong back and doing it again.
Swenson, PaulBM31985 – 19891stHad a great time taking her around the horn. Philly was pretty awesome too. Any of the old crew on here? Contact me!
Delgado, Milton EMFN1985 – 1988EI only had one cruise in my Navy career, and it was this Med/OI cruise. I still remember hanging with Monaco, Baire, Rodriguez, Nieto and many others then Fleet Week in NYC. Some of the best times of my life. Retired '03
Waltz, Howardabh31985 – 1988v1
Johnson, RonE-41985 – 1989MC 4Just wanted to say hello to all my buds.
Murray, Joseph/ Joe KoolEM21985 – Apr 16, 1989ENGWow! Good times back in the days! Shouts to all my boys in Philly and San Dog! Yo Don C., Mike Stig., Jude A., Chris G., and of course Kiko!! Holla!
Fox, BurtonBT 31985 – 1988B Division
Flores, AnthonyDC3Jan 6, 1985 – Aug 17, 1989DC
Lyons, Richard/ Top GunE-4Jan 25, 1985 – Apr 22, 1988V-2I see some of you guys I served with on this list...Being in Aviation helped me land Government Contracts working on Helicopters...And to think I tried hard to avoid Aviation...
Mooers, ScottE1Feb 1985 – Mar 1987V-3THEY MADE ME LEAVE
Carroll, TerryE3Feb 1, 1985 – Jul 1, 1986engine room 2I had a grat time, Wisheddit would hae been longer, but a hole came along and toke that away from me. I joined the Navy to see the world , but all I seen was Great lakes, Norfolk, VA and Phila.,PA
Wilson, SydBM3Feb 10, 1985 – Dec 10, 19883rd - DeckLooking forward to Hearing from Everybody!!
Mosier, MichaelMM3Feb 22, 1985 – Jun 3, 19883 MainI was on the Indy duirng the entire refit from 85-88. It still amazes me just how big the ship was.
Quarles, JeffMar 1985 – Nov 27, 1988v-4 fuelsSome of the greatest times of my life on the Indy and didn't even realize it until I was gone..Hung out with Darren Sayles, Dennis Gareau, Kelly Skeels, Rick Rice, Gappy, Jeff from Powahtan Va, and many others.
Jongeward, KeithE3-ANMar 1985 – Feb 1987V3Great ship.Had alot of good times in Philadelphia.If any of my old shipmates are out there email me.
Brand, JohnOS1Mar 16, 1985 – Jul 1, 1991A long tour, but great memories of a truly outstanding division.
Quarles, JeffE-5Mar 18, 1985 – Nov 27, 1988v-4 fuels
Metzger, MarkBT-3Mar 21, 1985 – Mar 21, 1989B divisionLooking for old friends.
Quarles, JeffABF2Apr 11, 1985 – Nov 28, 1988V-4 Air dept
Avery, JeffMA1Apr 24, 1985 – Jan 6, 1989Weapons/SecurityOnboard during SLEP in Philadelphia. Would love to hear from some of my ol shipmates.
Conley, WilliamEMFNMay 1985 – Nov 27, 1987e
Melendez, AndresE-3May 14, 1985 – Oct 14, 1989AIMD Im-4I met the Indy in Philly under SLEP prog. was assigned TAD to Transportation most of my time there until we departed the dry docks made it to San Diego North Island I had lots of great memories that will never forget.
Jackson, AlanOS3Jun 1985 – Jun 1988OPS/OIHello SLEP mates. Had a great time in Philly back in th 80's. Hope everyone is doing well.
Carroll, TerryE-3Jun 1985 – Jun 1987B
Bowen, Bertram/bjBT3Jun 4, 1985 – Jun 3, 1989P1Had a great time serving,really miss all my shipmates
Johnson, MichaelBM2 E-5Jun 27, 1985 – Apr 4, 19882nd Div deck dept. and Master-At-ArmsLooking to reconnect with some old shipmates
Robertucci, DanFNAug 1985 – Apr 1988V-2catapult electrician during slep
McCoy, MarkDk3Sep 8, 1985 – Jul 8, 1989S4I miss the times I had on that ship. I hope I get to hear from my close friends, Rob Thorpe, Tony Flores. Another guy who will be missed is Tommy Galloway. Rip my friend. You'll be missed. Contact me at mccoymark17@gmail
Lyne, BillMM3Oct 12, 1985 – Oct 3, 1989just wanted to know what hppened to everyone that was in 4 main and what you are doing today
Tallerico, PeterSR-BM3Dec 31, 1985 – May 19892ND,Boats/Cranes, 3RD, Bosn GangReally enjoyed the INDY learned alot My first Flat Top-- glad I went as a SN/BM3--
Kinsman, ScottBM31986 – 19901st
Sostorecz, RickABE-31986 – 1989V-2Arresting gear crew (Fly-3), Sailed around the "HORN", looking for old ship mates from the gear. (Dale & Biff too.)
Bryner, DeanDC 31986 – 1988Damage ControlOlder now and just wondering if there is anyone who remembers Rio?
Lockridge, JohnHTFN1986 – 1990Repairreported aboard right out of HT "A" school in Philly. Enjoyed workin with all my ship mates.A few stand out more than others like Ken Hogan, Curtis Lowe and John Safranski to name a few...
Card(Drewyor), CatherineBM31986 –4 main machinery roomI am trying to find people that was on the ship with my family. Names are Richard(Rick) Drewyor Jerry Drewyor and also Stephen (Steve ) Drewyor
Ford, Kevinfcsn1986 – 1989deckhad a lot of wild times in philly n san diego.
Brown, Richard profile iconRM31986 – Aug 1990CommsHave some great memories and met some really great guys.
Sickles, Ricky profile iconMS21986 – 1989S-2Enjoyed the year book from philly. Not one pic of me I was working that day If any one has any photos of me when we had the 1st thanksgiving on board in Philly I roasted all the turkeys and show the newbes how to cut th
Jacobson, Rick ABEC (AW)1986 – 1991V-2 Bow CatsWorld Famous Bow Cats!
Russell, RobertE51986 – 1988CommunicationI am attempting to connect with individuals whom served on the Indy during the same time frame. I was a radioman and was in the communication dept. During the period the ship was in dry dock in Philadelphia.
Vitek, LarryFC31986 – 1989OEM
Terrell, Harmon profile iconHM21986 – 1988MedicalA lot of great memories were made aboard this ship. Good friends that has last a lifetime, great experience of being a corpsman and a lot of fantastic Adventures. Especially electronic football
Flores, Anthony J profile iconAA-FN-DC3Jan 1986 – Aug 17, 1989NFP-DCReported to V1 during SLEP; was sent to Firewatch and learned about NFP. Crossed over and became DC. Finished my time with Indy as part of the CCOL team.
Espinoza, Christopherabe3Jan 1, 1986 – Jan 2, 1990v-2 waist catsI hope everyone is doing good and would love to catch up with anyone in v-2...my email is Fireball668@yahoo.com. ..or just facebook me....christopher espinoza
Liggins, JonathanRM3Jan 4, 1986 – Nov 20, 1990CRThe Indy was my first command. It was my most memorable, because of the crew and (CR Division). Starting new careers with my shipmates from other parts of the U.S was great. I didnt have to travel far I'm from S.Jersey
Allard, JeffreyAO3Jan 20, 1986 – Oct 10, 1989G-4It has been 23 years since leaving Indy even though I have been in the military for 26 years and I am now in the Air Force it all started for me on this ship. Hope to make it to one of the reunions.
Pitre, EdwinDK3Jan 20, 1986 – Jul 25, 1988SupplyAfter two years in drydock the ship was changing homeport San Diego California but I have to stay home. As a single parent so I got this stay home with my daughter. I loved navy I wish I would had stayed.
Armstrong, Michaelmm2Jan 21, 1986 – Jan 22, 19904 main machinery roomI left the navy and joined the Army and was medically retired in 2004 while in the indy in dry dock I was TAD to transportation in Philly then after we went under way to norfolk I worked in 4MMR
Desrosiers, MikeE4/ABH3Feb 1986 – 1989V3Had some good times going around the horn on this ship
Gage, EdwardBt3Feb 21, 1986 – Dec 20, 19903mmrCrazy watch team Bowers,Lackey,Heavy D,Cheese Breeland,Hagerdy,Laird,Bennet
Hayden, JohnAO3Mar 1986 – Aug 1989G3Not so good times: SLEP. Besides that, Philly was a good time. Around the horn was a blast! San Diego more good times!
Phillips Jr, Alvin/philly DawgBT3Mar 1, 1986 – Jul 15, 19894MMRGreat bunch of guys. I served under BT1 Scanlon. As he said we were young but we got the job done. You cannot take those years away. It was a blast.
Hinton, TracyMM3Mar 6, 1986 – Mar 6, 1990"A" gangHad some good times and made a few good friends was a great learning experience. Kinda miss the old ship.Really miss the guys in the O2N2 work area it really was nice knowing you guys and working with you all.
Moore, Sean Madmoe Or Moeht3Mar 11, 1986 – Mar 15, 1986H Tthey always tell you that you are not going to make after the sevice, i am doing ok for myself.
McCoy, BernardAO3Mar 26, 1986 – Nov 4, 1989G-3
Medina, GeorgeABH 3Apr 1986 – Apr 1990V-1Cool seems Ive found a couple of buddies here already, along with a few people who knew people I knew..hahaha... ndgns1@hotmail.com drop me a line and let me know your alive.
Ashbaugh, DaneBM2Apr 1986 – Jan 1988Deck 1st Div
Mullis, David (Danny) profile iconRM2Apr 2, 1986 – Jul 20, 1990Communications/CRddmullis@gmail.com
Perrine,jr, Billye-2Apr 16, 1986 – Dec 18, 1988engineering/ mm
Janes, Richard Aka RockyABE 3May 1986 – Oct 1989 I remember the tile job we did on the ammo hatch with the picture of the world & the words "WORLD FAMOUS BOW CATS" above it! THE GOOD TIMES THAT I'LL NEVER FORGET!
Gorski, RickfnMay 1986 – Jan 1988Hull TechI was a welder and worked near the port quarter. I helped rebuild the fire pumps and Damage Control Locker #3 near the aft chow hall. PO Hubbard was my boss. I had a 71 GTX I street raced in Philly while there.
Graham, CraigPN2May 1986 – Dec 1998X-1
Gates, LawrenceE-4May 1, 1986 – Nov 15, 1989Communications
Graeter, ChrisABE3May 3, 1986 – Sep 17, 1989V-2 Waist CatsMiss all that I served with. Drop me a line.
Peterson, GeorgeMM3May 5, 1986 – Apr 9, 1988M and Engineering 3M
Montague, KeithABH-ANJun 1986 – May 1990V-1Fly 3 yellow shirt looking for old shipmates...email me at mkeithmontague@yahoo.com
King, DavidRM3Jun 1986 – Apr 1991Comm/CRGreat days aboard Indy
Weiss, DavidBT3Jun 1986 – Jul 1989P2I worked out of 2MMR and was also in the propulsion office
Kahan, DavidRM2Jun 1986 – Jun 1988
Lambert, RayOS3Jun 1986 – Oct 1988OI
Todd, GregE4Jun 1986 – Oct 1988V4/ AIMDSEAOPDET Jet Shop NAS WhidbeyWhat a time on the Indy in SLEP and the trip around the horn! Darren, Steve, Rocky,Jeff and oh ya Fred Dryer! Milton, Lathim Can't forget Mr. Love... so many other great guys.
Miele, MarcOS3Jun 1986 – Aug 1988OIWhats up slackers! Yes i am still alive and well. Saw a few familiar names on site. Brought back some good memories. Anybody want to chip paint or Needle-gun for old times sakes?
Little, James(Jim)AT3Jun 1986 – May 1989AIMD/IM3Had some good times with great people.
Helton, RockyE-4 ABF-3Jun 1986 – Apr 14, 1990V-4Best time of my life, memories to last a life time.from Philly to S.D.. flight of the intruder/movie.friends for a lifetime That I met onboard, wish I would have made it for 20 yrs. V-4 Below Decks rockmontrose@gmail.com
Horan, BrianMM3Jun 1, 1986 – Mar 17, 1989DCI was on the INDY during the SLEP period
Fedele, JoeGMG3Jun 1, 1986 – Apr 27, 1989WeaponsI never knew that I was having the time of my life!
McGough, Lance/spikeMS3Jun 13, 1986 – Jan 28, 1990S 2What's going on to all who know spike lancemcgough@sprint.blackberry.net
Gonzales, Andrew "gonzo"OS3Jun 15, 1986 – Nov 18, 1988Ops/OITo all my SLEP mates I had a blast
Presley, RobertfnJun 15, 1986 – Feb 13, 1988engI often wonder what you guys are doing now, kevin, parsons, wild bill, guido, scotty, miss you guys. I work for the marine corps in 29 palms California. boot n sadle yeehaa !!
Rothermel, MichaelFNJun 20, 1986 – Oct 23, 1986FirewatchI hated having to leave the Indy.
Brandstetter, James E.LTJGJun 30, 1986 – May 1, 19901st and 2nd security officer, security manager postal officer
Denton, Kenneth/ken/kennyABHANJul 1986 – Feb 1991V-1 Fly3/Fly4Hey everybody, just tryin to connect with old shipmates. If u remember goin around the Horn after SLEP drop me a line. I would love to hear from any of you. Take care and God bless.North
Bishop, DaveE4Jul 1986 – 1990Engineering
Wright, DavidMM3Jul 5, 1986 – Jan 5, 1991A-ganghad so much fun was on for yard time plus around the horn and west pac
Kirtley, DaveMM2Jul 7, 1986 – May 15, 1990A Gang - AC&R shopLooking to reconnect with my Buddies from the Indy! Great times from Ship Yard to Coronado with the Great stops in Between. Shaped my Life! I am a Chief Engineer now doing what I love in the Civilian world!
Christ, NormGMM3Jul 20, 1986 – Apr 20, 1989AO3Just wanted to say hi to all the guys I served with.
Needham, BuzzCaptain (CO)Jul 28, 1986 – Feb 24, 1989Commanding OfficerThe highlight of my career. Enough said ( I think) Made my Last Carrier Arrested landing on her, 8 Oct 1988; Not bad for a 50 year old guy!!!!
Castillo, DonnieABH2Aug 4, 1986 – Apr 2, 1990V-1/V-3I hope I can have retirement ceremony aboard the ship. I had succesful career in this ship.
Kelley, BrianMS4Aug 24, 1986 – Aug 20, 1990DECK, S-2, SECURITYThe INDY From SLEP in Philly, Around the Horn- RIO!! San Diego-Mexican Village,THE San Fran Earth Quake, West Pac & the Iraq invasion 1 hour before hitting Diego Garcia and going home. Flown off flight deck 5 days later WOW. Miss the INDY
Arno, ToddBT-3Sep 1986 – Jun 1990Oil LabWould like to hear from old friends.
Williams, Billy RayWT2Sep 1986 – Sep 1990W Division
Routson, Brant (Rowdy)RM3Sep 1986 – Jan 26, 1990Commications DeptOne of the most memorable times in my life. Came on board chipping paint in Philly (when I wasn't TAD) during SLEP. Met some of my best friends onboard Indy. Of coarse that cruise around the horn.
Griesbacher, ErickE-3Sep 15, 1986 – Mar 3, 1988weapons tech
Corell, Chuckabh-3Sep 15, 1986 – Jul 21, 1990v-1Yellow shirts own the deck! Pink Panther.... Looking for Mike Scott, Mike Smith, George Medina, Kelley, Toney, Keith, but not Archer!
Quinn, James/leePN3Sep 20, 1986 – Jun 7, 1990PersonnelHello russ, craig, jim
Ryan, DannyE-5 ABE-2Oct 1986 – Feb 1990V-2I worked back in arresting gear, loved being deckedge operator. I have alot of fond memorys of the guys I worked with wouldn't change it for the world, hope you guys are doing well. danneryan@hotmail.com
Godley, KennethSKOct 1986 – Jun 1989S8/S1
Erickson, PhilLTOct 1, 1986 – Apr 1, 1990A GANGJust a quick hello to all the great guys I knew on the Indy! I'm in Atlanta, Ga now. My lasting memory is how great so many of you were - hope you're all happy, healthy, etc., etc., etc.
McKay, AndrewSK2Oct 1, 1986 – Feb 8, 1988S-6SLEP-what a ripoff. I should make the Navy pay me an extra 2 years pay for wasting my time in the yards. I understand that sailors are not doing that kind of BS anymore and that's a very good thing.
Cook, Christopher/gun Smoke profile iconE-3 AOAN, STRIKEROct 1, 1986 – Aug 31, 1990G-2 , G-3 DIVISION'S. SPECIAL WEAPONS,(TEAM 2).USS INDEPENDENCE CV-62.WEAPONS DEPARTMENT,DIVISION'S G-2 And G-3.Missile and Bomb shops. Rank*E-2 And E-3,And E-4.Missed Frocked,time ran out.Duty Station/Coronodo Naval air station,North Island(NAS).San Diego,CA.
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Becker, JonathanRM2Oct 2, 1986 – Jan 21, 1990COMM/CRLife aboard Indy during the shipyard period in Philly was no joke. It was cold most of the time and so were the showers when we moved on early. The trip around the horn was awesome. Lost our motor whale boat, life boats, and antennas.
Terrazas, CarlosAO3Oct 4, 1986 – May 25, 1989G-3
Ross, AlvinE4Oct 5, 1986 –EngineeringLooking for my friends from a gang
Irving, KevinABEANOct 10, 1986 – Oct 28, 1987V-2Good Memories... Umi Harding, Jerry Hernandez, Paul Beausoleil and all you other nuts who went to A school with me... I still think about those times... and yes, I'm still a Cowboys FAN!!!
Irving, KevinABEANOct 12, 1986 – Jun 3, 1988V2Worked in V2... Where's my boys Paul Beausoleil and Jerry (Geno) Hernandez?
Erwin, MatthewAT2 (AW)Oct 12, 1986 – Nov 21, 1990AIMD IM3 Company E2-C Radar TechnicianAnyone remember the good ole SLEP days in Philadelphia....out to sea December 3 back to shore December 4!
Lhuillier, Tim/tinyE-4Oct 14, 1986 – Dec 29, 1987Flight DeckLooking for all my special shipmates/Friends while aboard USS Independence in 1987. One name comes to mind is Michael Brom. Last known state of residance was wisconsin. Please help very important I contact him.
Auchey, BrentHM3Oct 15, 1986 – Dec 20, 1989MedicalWhat a time of my life. Great Port of calls St Thomas, RIO and alcapalco hope to hear from some of the crew What a crew
Lopez, JorgeRM3Oct 30, 1986 – Feb 1, 1990COMM/CRThe Indy will always have a sentimental value in my life. It was my first tour of duty in the U.S. Navy. Lots of memories, good and bad; but If I had a chance to restart my Navy career again, I'll pick the Indy again!
Russell Jr, Robert W/robAT3Nov 1986 – Jun 1989IM-3/Cal LabSLEP was a pain but the guys made it alot more bareable. Loved Philly. Remember St. Thomas, Rio de Janeiro and Acapulco was a fun trip going around the horn before home port in San Diego. Good times in IM-3.
Raimondo, FrankABH3Nov 6, 1986 – Jun 6, 1990V-3looking for James Kramer---Help!
Ferraris, StephenanNov 15, 1986 – May 29, 1987AS A School
Scott, MikeABH 3Nov 19, 1986 – Jun 14, 1990V1Great time......... looking for old shipmates. Drop a line when you can.
Lewis, KurtABE2Dec 1986 – Aug 1990V2 Arresting Gear
Scanlan, BrianBT 1Dec 1986 – Dec 1989B Div. 4 MainGood Ship outstanding bunch of guys working under me. All young but They learned fast and we were the best main space on the Indy.
Winstead, TimABH3Dec 5, 1986 – Nov 15, 1990V-O/V-3eNJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF IT. STILL KEEP IN TOUCH WITH A FRIEND OF MINE,PATRICK JEFFCOAT. LOTS OF MEMORIES!
Freyre, PierreOS2Dec 5, 1986 – May 24, 1990OPS OI
Farr, JimmieE4/AC3Dec 6, 1986 – Dec 11, 1988OC
Spencer, JohnIM2/E5Dec 16, 1986 – Aug 2, 1990SUPPLY ADMIN trf to X-5 (SECURITY/INVESTIGATIONS)
Bailey, DaleBT3Dec 28, 1986 – Jun 24, 1990p-4 Oil-labI miss the oil lab crew. I had some good times on the Indy. It helped me get to where I am now.

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