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Fist of the Fleet (VA 25) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Fist of the Fleet (VA 25). 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 35 crew members registered for the Fist of the Fleet (VA 25).

NameRank/RatePeriodRemarks/Photo
Threewitt, ThomasAOM Third ClassOct 22, 1943 – Apr 1946Served from Oct. 1943 to April 1946. Would like to hear from anyone that served during that time on the USS Saginaw Bay.
Turner, Michael (Mike)AMS3Oct 1957 – Oct 1960people I served with include Manuel Porter, Ignacio Porras Melvin Whitlock
Hayes, Donaldatn21961 – Dec 1962aboard USS Midway for 1962 west pac. the plane AD5-6-7 was the 2nd fastest onboard only just slower than the F8U2ne we also carried sidewinders and shot down mig 21's first before anyone else we also had the middle man
Sullivan, BobAE-3Oct 10, 1961 – Feb 9, 1966TIME WITH VA 25 1962 -1966-AE-SHOP-(Nuke weapons loader) flt deck trouble shooter 64 westpac,65 westpac-Tonkin Gulf flt deck trouble shooter-helped load 6 millions lbs of bombs + one toilet 572, senior man in shop
Becker, RonaldATN2Apr 1962 – Jan 1963Made a cruise on USS Midway
Hebert, PeteAE-2May 2, 1965 – Apr 1968Joined VA-25 in mid-cruise 1965. Had just finished AE "B" school in Jacksonville, FL. Stayed with VA-25 for remainder of this cruise and next 2 on Coral Sea. Was the transfered to VA-163 on Hancock as AE-1
Carrier, DanaAMH2Sep 9, 1965 – Apr 24, 1968Been looking for Joe Sisco Sanchez, lived in Albuquerque NM.He left the squadron after the 66-67 cruise.
Williamson, Ralphfireman1967 –
Cupples, John (Cupps)AT31969 – 19711970-71 West Pac cruise, assigned to VA25 AT shop, working with Brad Pounders, Jim Olsen, Woody, Johnny Taylor, "Trox", AT1 Murphy..loved this cruise, the men I worked with, and the experiences that we all shared!
Tucker, KevinAT2Sep 1, 1970 – Nov 30, 1973First cruise (70-71) and between cruises I spent in the line shop. While at Lemoore, in charge of GSE. Made 2nd class while still in Line shop, then moved to AT shop for the 72-73 cruise.
Smeins, MichaelAMS3Oct 1971 – May 1975Was transferred to VA-122 corrision control for several months then back to VA25 for ground support equipment for the weekend crew. Done on thurs. nite and wouldn't return until fri. morning. Great last six months.
Powell, RickCS31973 – Sep 28, 1976I made 3 cruises on the Ranger. Great memories.
Woodall, Michael ( Mike)sargent1974 – 1975
Johnson, MikeIC3Mar 16, 1974 – Apr 25, 1976
Wheeler, JohnnyAZCJun 10, 1974 – Aug 25, 1975Outstanding personnel. Pilots/officers were superb. Enjoyed my tour with The Fist of the Fleet. Embarked in USS Ranger CV-61. She was a great ship. Chiefs mess was the best.
Cremer, William (Bill)AAAug 15, 1974 – Jan 22, 1976I am retired from the Missouri Department Of Corrections, 25 years. I was very young when I joined the Navy and got into trouble a lot which cut my career short. If I could do it all over again I would have stayed.
Walthall, Stuartboatswains mate seamanNov 2, 1974 – Mar 17, 1977
Haviland, Charles(Chuck)AO31975 – 1978I hope life has been good to all my shipmates. Would like to share old memories with old buds. 76 West pac,Fallon Na, Nas Lemoore and Yuma Az. "We worked hard and played hard"
Taylor, BillAMH3Sep 1, 1975 – Dec 15, 1979Plane Captain
Matthews, JeffAD3Apr 1976 – Jan 1980While at Lemoore NAS I worked in the AD shop. Did two west pacs 76 and 79. While on the Ranger I Worked in the shop & Trouble Shooting / Final checker on the flight deck for launch and recovery.
Overby, CharlesAT2Jun 1976 – Nov 4, 1980I'm hoping to connect with as many shipmates as possible from the Ranger WestPACs and VA-25, as well as fellow students from Memphis/Millington AT-A school and AFTA.
Zimmerman, MichaelAMS2Jul 1, 1976 – Apr 20, 1986
Lindquist, Tom(Sinbad)airman1977 – 1980looking for freddie lunsford. anybody know where to find him? was in airframes and phase maint. worked with john may richard and a bunch of others. really good people and really good times... if anyone remembers me get a
Allonby, Guy/chipAO2Jun 30, 1977 – Jan 16, 1981My first squadron. Taught me how to be a real ordy! Teamwork and just a collection of the greatest bunch of guys I will always cherish in my Navy carrer!
McGillvray, DanMS3Dec 10, 1977 – Nov 24, 1981
Payne, RichardAMS2Feb 1978 – Aug 1981Served in the Fist from Feb 78 through Aug 81. Started out as a Plane Captain through the 79 cruise and then went to the A/F shop. Great time and fantastic people. Just went to the Fist of the Fleet Association reunion fistofthefleet.org .
Gauthier, LarryPR 2Oct 1978 – Aug 1980PR shop and AIMD work. Made work ups and WestPac cruise '79. Great times, would enjoy talking to some 'ol buds.
England, Thomas Aka AndyAQ21979 – 1981TAD to IM3 division. Worked in the radar shop. Had great times in PI, Thailand, Korea, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Japan. Was on the 80-81 cruise as well. Retired after 24 years as an IT1 (reserves).
Younker, DouglasAE3Jan 1980 – Nov 1983I worked in Maintenance Control as a Airman in '80, AE Shop (220) as a 3rd Class ('80-82) and also Crud Crew (12C) during the '82 Cruise/Beach Det P.I. Anyone remember that Fuel Truck fire at Midway Hanger?
Wade, ChuckAD-2Nov 4, 1980 – Jul 1, 1983Made 80-81 Cruise, Beach Det Cubi, transfered to VA-195 when VA-25 transitioned to F/A-18's. Discharged May 1984.
Goodwin, Ralph AD4Feb 10, 1981 –
Castelvetere, Samamh3Feb 19, 1981 – Jun 26, 1983
Moore, WilfordAT3Jul 6, 1981 – Jul 24, 1983Spent 18 months in the Troubleshooter shop and the rest in the AT Shop.
Workman, Dewayne profile iconAo 31982 – 1983Served In VA - 37 With Deployments on board the USS RANGER
Boobyer, Gordon <boob>EHM 2Mar 6, 1982 – May 23, 1982Had a blast still would lov e to keep in touch boobyer@att.net

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