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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).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1959 | 1960 – 1961 | 1962 – 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 – 1995 | 1996 | 1997 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Neff, JaimeAO1995 – 1997G-3, WEAPONS
Sundquist, SunshineAMH31995 – 1998VF-154 AirframesI look back now and I remember all the good times I had. When I got out all I could remember is all the bad ones. Funny how time does that. To all the people that cares. I'm doing great. I just started my own hydraulic repair shop. Email me.
Cain, JoshIC31995 – 1998EI had a blast on the Indy. I still see her every once in a while when I drive through Bremerton. I live in Seattle now... would love to get together with some old buddies.
Cohen, MatthewAO31995 – 1998Wepons/G-3
Hill, DanielFC31995 – 1998OEM
Truglia, Rob profile iconAE31995 – 1998IM3/Shop 4/62FI loved the times of ports and hated the times at sea. Those of us onboard that knew each other will be friends for life.
Kulman, ChuckHT31995 – 1997Pipe shopWent to Yokosuka and had the time of my life, would like to get ahold of HTC Thomas want to know how he's doing.
Adams, MichaelOS21995 –Operations
Geggus, JohnE-21995 – 1996Aviation Boatswain HandlerLooking for past shipmates that I knew on the Indy or boot camp!
Stewart, Eugene profile iconEM31995 – Nov 1997Eholla at me on facebook,I joined the Army 3 years later
Hibbs, JebediahAE31995 – 1998AIMDBest time ever! Many great friendships.
Mendonca, JohnBt21995 – 1998Eng/supply4mmr Maintenance support center Configuration manager cv62
Green, BrianFN1995 – 1997P4It seems like I find myself thinking back on my time aboard the Indy.They old grey lady took us to some of the greatest spots in Asia! I do miss watching our air wing take off and land for their sea trials
Yant, ReganSN1995 – 1997G-4Miss some of my buds from my time, Yokosuka rocked!
Jorgensen, MarkAKANJan 1995 – Oct 1996VA-115 TAD to S-6
Merrell, Christopher (Matt)PC3Jan 4, 1995 – Sep 22, 1998Deck and Post OfficeStarted off in Deck Dept and struck into the PC rate before transferring after DECOM. By far the best ship I have ever served on. Lots of great shipmates too!
Piscia, Gregms e-2Jan 11, 1995 – Sep 28, 1997cookdid you work as a cook on the indy let me know
Scimonetti, JamesDC2Jan 15, 1995 – Oct 1, 1999Damage Control
Jeffrey Welskopf, JeffBT3/MM3Jan 15, 1995 – May 20, 1998P2 (3MMR- BT side) Legal- MAA ShackBack when Life was simple...
Liddle, KevinE-3Jan 15, 1995 – May 29, 1996Air Division Plane Handler
Burnett, JosAW2Jan 24, 1995 – Sep 28, 1997oxI loved partying in Rappongi!!! write to me, if you remember.
Blount, Donnie SpookyE3Jan 25, 1995 – Apr 10, 1997G-3 WEAPONSWHATS UP TO ALL MY INDEPEDNCE FAMILY OUT THERE HIT ME UP doonie_blount@yahoo.com
Glover, CameronOS3Jan 29, 1995 – Oct 1, 1998OI
Ulrich, "merv"EM3Jan 30, 1995 – Apr 15, 1998Some good times here.
Wassberg, ClarencePRAR-PR3Feb 1995 – Mar 1998VFA-192My first and best ship.
Hall, ZackOS3Feb 1995 – Mar 1999OI
Ulrich, Merve4Feb 1, 1995 – Feb 1, 1998E-DivisonGreat ship, piss poor leadership at the divison level.
Aaron, ReddMMFNFeb 1, 1995 – Aug 8, 1998EngineeringWhat up! If any of my past shipmates see this please get up with me! Yo Baby Boy, Nuni, Big kitchen, Tat! Miss you guys!
Lamb, MikeE-3 / ANFeb 6, 1995 – Oct 15, 1996VA-115 EaglesBest squadron on the ship. I am pround to say I served on the Indy. I had many memories. Thanks
Phillips, JamesEM4Feb 7, 1995 – Oct 4, 1998E- DivIt's been along time, but loved my time aboard the 6 deuce. Feel free to send an email (jamesphillips631e@hotmail.com) or Facebook me @ James Phillips.
Barnes, CharlesANFeb 10, 1995 – Aug 3, 1997VA-115 and V-3I miss you guys alot but not the situation
Dejacques, JohnAO3Feb 28, 1995 – Mar 10, 1998G-3I can't believe they are going to sink the indy! What a great ship.
Leblanc, JasonHT3Mar 1995 – Jul 1998R
Dematteis, TommyABFANMar 1, 1995 – Jan 1, 1998V4Made the best friends of my life. I still keep in touch with them. Lost touch with many more. Nothing like watching the first bird land for a cruise. No greater feeling than watching the last bird fly off. I miss those 2am Beef Bowls.
Wiggan, Alton Juniore-3Mar 18, 1995 – Mar 8, 1997p2/3mmr
Yohner, ShaneBT/MM E4Mar 21, 1995 – Oct 3, 1998P1-#1MMR
Loveland, MichaelADANMar 24, 1995 – Mar 28, 1998VAQ-136MAN, HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED. I STILL CATCH MYSELF THINKING BACK TO THAT TIME. REMEMBERING ALL OUR DEPLOYMENTS, PORT VISITS, WORKUPS, AND SHELLBACK INITIATION.
Kline, CurtPN3(SW) THEN / PN1(SW) NOWMar 31, 1995 – Sep 30, 1998X-1I grew up in the INDY it seems... being my first command, joining the Navy right out of high school. If any of you knew me, or remember me singing with "Major and the Lube Oil Leaks", send me a note. I'd be glad to hear from you.
Spencer, JimAO3Apr 1995 – Oct 1998G-3 WeaponsKeep in touch
Trujillo, JasonADAN/E-3 NOW AD2 AW E-5Apr 1, 1995 – Aug 20, 1998AIMDTo all who was there we had a good time alot of time out at sea but it was worth it all.
Settle, Michael(Bigmac)MM3(SW)Apr 1, 1995 – Sep 1998P-33MMR, learned a lifetime of steaming knowledge compared to today's navy. it is a whole new game these days. The last of the 1200 pound sailors are almost gone
Brown, MartinE4/HM3Apr 3, 1995 – Jan 16, 1998MedicalOmg what a blast
Dixon, Matthew "Vinny"AZ3Apr 22, 1995 – Oct 10, 1998AIMD/IM-3I had a great time aboard "Indy". She was a great ship and during her service, the best in the fleet!
Zellers, AndrewAC3May 1995 – Oct 1998OPS/OC
Chambers, JamesPC3May 1995 – Apr 1997S12
Wilson, TerikoaoanMay 1995 – Dec 1997g-1
Hall, ScottE-3May 12, 1995 – Jun 13, 1998G-3/G-4 Wepssgh217@yahoo.com
Head, Thomas / Trace2-3May 14, 1995 – May 12, 1997s-2I miss paying spades and dominoes during the break times.
Sweet, ChrisSN SWEETMay 20, 1995 – Oct 20, 1998DECK 1ST AND 2NDMISS WALKING DOWN THE THE HANGER BAY. GOING UNDERWAY WITH SOME REAL GOOD SHIPMATES. PLAYED ON THE INDY WARRIOR FOOTBALL TEAM WON TWO USFJ CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR THE CREW.
Jones, ChadDPSA WHEN ARRIVED DP3 WHEN LEFTMay 25, 1995 – Aug 16, 1998Started in ASW went to CVICThe only command I ever had, but the friends I made are never forgotten.
Johnson, Eric "big J"DC3 (SW)May 25, 1995 – Oct 15, 1998Damage Control God bless this ship. I loved every moment on her She truly was the best ship in the 7th fleet (Japan) I only wish she wasnt going to sunk. I would like to see her again. I was there for her decommissioning and I cried. god bless sixduece
Quintrall, WalterANJun 1995 – Feb 1998S-5/V-1
Dupire, JasonAO3Jun 1, 1995 – Sep 30, 1998G-3/Weapons
Zayas, Mark "cheezer"AMS 3Jun 1, 1995 – Jun 20, 1998VFA-195 Dambusters/Plane Captain & AirframesIt was great being stationed on such a great ship in such a great country. Damn shame was on restriction for Sydney.
Landry, JakeAE3Jun 4, 1995 – Jul 6, 1998AIMDMany good times and good friends that I'll remember forever.
Gizzo, John / ProffesorAT3Jun 5, 1995 – Jan 29, 1998V-2
Kraus, MichaelPR3Jun 6, 1995 – Jun 15, 1998VAW-115Teamwork and pride, no other ship compairs to her.
Pratt, Dion, RonicoYN3Jun 6, 1995 – Sep 8, 1998X-2 division Captains office/;XO's OfficeI loved my captains, the crew and Ms. Lady herself Independence. We worked her out in her last days and she never let us down, she set it off and left. I was the last to leave her after the captain. here w/her in WA.
Muehls, JakeAR - ABF3Jun 10, 1995 – Aug 1, 1998v4Many good memories. Think often of the guys I partied. Grew up fast but had fun doing it. Miss the closeness the crew had, not like today.
Coleman, EricE-3/E-4--ADAN/AD3Jun 11, 1995 – Jul 13, 1997AIMD/1M-2***CV-62*** That's what it was when I got there... Many old people that I know on here, and I,m sure you remember me too.. Just to say hello to you all, and "THE INDY" is the best, for now and ever.... Take care all!!!!
Majors, GregoryPR3Jun 18, 1995 – Apr 28, 1998VFA-192I wish the Indy was still commissioned. There will never be another ship and airwing (CAG-5)that worked so well together.
Hendricks, TonyE-3/SKSNJun 19, 1995 – Jul 21, 1998S-8SERVED ABOARD THIS WONDERFUL SHIP AS A STOREKEEPER. THE INDY BEING MY FIRST TOUR OF DUTY INSPIRED ME TO STAY IN THE NAVY. HAD GREAT PEOPLE AND EXCELLENT TEAM WORK ABOARD HER!
More, KennethLCDRJul 1995 – Aug 1997MedicalA warm hello to all the outstanding shipmates I met during a remarkable tour.
Bryan, DewayneBT1 ON INDY RETIRED MMCMJul 1, 1995 – Sep 30, 19982MMR AT FIRST 4MMR REST OF TIME4 MMR BURNER FRONT WAS THE PLACE TO BE WHEN THE FLAMES WENT OUT; THOSE CIGARS WERE DAMN GOOD. JUST LIKE THE DOOR SAID, SADAAM, WE CAME BACK TO GET YOU!
Ragan, ChristopherE-4/HM3Jul 15, 1995 – Sep 1998MedicalAfter leaving the USS Independence, I went back to school. I currently have my Master's Degree in Nursing, and work as an Assistant Director of Nursing Services for a large medical group in Seattle, WA.
Shugart, BarryAT3Jul 29, 1995 – Apr 20, 1998IM-3Best place on the ship
Ramirez, GilbertOSAug 1995 – Feb 1997OIGood friends, good memories, bad mistakes.
Rhudy, DanielDS2Aug 1995 – Sep 1998OPS - OED, OE13Indy holds a special place in my heart. I loved the times I had with my buddies. I never stop thinking about my Honch crawling. Ha-ha!
Deffner, Les profile iconFC2Aug 1995 – Jul 1998OPS/OEMThe years I served aboard the USS Independence were three of the best years of my life. The guys I served with, or hung out with, or met were all awesome.
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Nash, JoeLtAug 1995 – Jul 1998G-3
Foreman, ShawnHM3Aug 1, 1995 – Aug 1, 1997medicalI was Not really on the Indy i was stationed at the Hosipital at Yokosuka Navy Base Looking for friends
Cox, CharlieDC2Aug 3, 1995 – Sep 28, 1998Damage ControlOne of the best and worse times of my life. I enjoyed the friends and travel, but sometimes living conditions were tough.
Clay, DavidSeamanAug 8, 1995 – Jul 5, 1998deck 3rd div.being my first command all male and laid back i enjoyed every minute of being aboard and the fun times in japan
Bragg, Scott BraxtonOS2Aug 15, 1995 – Sep 20, 1998OI
Peecher, ErikCTO3(SW)Sep 1, 1995 – Sep 3, 1998OS/ OperationsI was a CTO onboard .. I Miss and loved it.. If you were there from 95-98 email me.. We did it the best... Club A, Buffs, Popeyes.. Bahrain, Australlia.. Hong Kong.. Nobody had as much fun as we did...
Clay, CassiusSEAMAN E-3Sep 6, 1995 – Jul 7, 19983RD. DIV DEACK DEPT.I remember painting the sides and getting underway for 2 typhoons . she was a strong ship with a stronger crew.
Belknap, JeremiahE-5Sep 25, 1995 – Sep 25, 1998V-1Good times.
Grimm, DonaldHT1(SW/AW)Sep 27, 1995 – Sep 30, 1998RepairI was the LPO of the CHT shop and the LPO of the pipe shop. I had some good times on her and met some good people. Thanks.
Grimm, DonaldHT1 (SW)Sep 27, 1995 – Sep 30, 1998RepairThe best ship of my career. Alot of good shipmates.
Trough, LesterABH3Oct 1, 1995 – Oct 1, 1998V-1
Henderson, MikeDC3Oct 11, 1995 – Sep 30, 1998DCgreat ship, loved seeing the world. would like to chat with old shipmates from her.
Magpantay, RogelioE-6Oct 15, 1995 – Nov 16, 1998S2My first carrier but I learned a lot of shipboard knowledge and exercise my leadership well. I decom this ship and I really put a lot of time to preserved her.
Howe, RalphAKANOct 28, 1995 – Mar 1, 1998S-6, AIMD IM-1Learned all about life, on a ship based in Japan
Henderson, MichaelDCFNOct 29, 1995 – Sep 30, 1998DC i loved that ship and all the great buddies i had to leave behind, if i could id turn back time to sail with all my mates again!!! id like to find anyone who served as a dc man or in repair division
Dwiggins, AshleyMMCM(SS/AW)Nov 1995 – Oct 1998Command Master ChiefThe tour on Indy and getting to know the crew at sea and on shore was absolutely the greatest way to end a 30 year career.
Mentz, ShaunOS#Nov 6, 1995 – Sep 30, 1999OI
Higgins, PatrickSH3Nov 9, 1995 – Sep 30, 1998Supply 3I will never forget the "INDY" God Bless to all who served on her!
Higgins, PatrickSH3Nov 9, 1995 – Oct 1, 1998S3Hello Higgins here. I served on the "Indy from November 95 to decom. I hale from Buffalo NY. I was a barber, ships store operator and tad to master at arms division. God bless to all my shipmates!
Shankweiler, Ray "Shank"AE3Nov 15, 1995 – Aug 15, 1998IM-3Best time I've had in the Navy. Great times and great buddies. Still in. Can be contacted shankweilerr@nimitz.navy.mil
Nelson, Darvin (Nut) profile iconE-4Nov 20, 1995 – Oct 7, 1998P-3 #1 AMRLoved Japan!!!
Reder, "radar"MM3Nov 30, 1995 – Sep 30, 1998P2/2MMRThe first night on the boat they got me so drunk I blacked out and woke up hog tied in my rack! (you know who you are)haha! I once almost got pissed on when I was bilge diving.(you know who you are, BT2 Lau)haha I miss those days...
Hill, MatthewAO3Dec 1, 1995 – Oct 1, 1998G-3

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