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Hummer Gators / Steel Jaws (VAW 122) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Hummer Gators / Steel Jaws (VAW 122). 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 36 crew members registered for the Hummer Gators / Steel Jaws (VAW 122).

Clower, JerryATN 21967 – 1970Vietnam on USS America in 1968 and did it via a round the world cruise (cape of good hope and back via the horn) Med cruise in 1970 on the Indy. We were called the Hummer Gators then. Freedom is not free Bless all the vets
Moore, ThomasADJ2Jul 1967 – Nov 1970
Hebert, John Allen1968 – 1970Vietnam on USS America in 1968. Med cruise in 1970 on the Indy.
Caverly, BillE-21968 – 1969It was mostly hard work as an E-2 right out of boot camp. First Mess Cook then Compartment Cleaner. Made lots of friends, sowed my wild oats all around the world. Made E-3 and went on to "A" School and the Uss America
Zastudil, JohnATR3Aug 1969 – Mar 1, 1971Last duty station before discharge. Worked in radar shop with Harold Hamilton and Terry Kreimeier. Made Med cruise when PLO hijacked planes to Jordan and we were diverted. An officer drew a funny comic strip about Yassir
Walters, RichardAE2Jan 15, 1970 – Feb 1, 1971Med Cruise 70-71 on Indy
Ingledue, TerryAE 1 (WHILE IN SQDRN)Aug 1971 – Jan 1975Made three Med cruises
Miller, Herman profile iconADJ2Feb 1972 – Apr 1972Trying to reconnect with Charlie Rusch and Jerry Sodano
Ranck, James profile iconAT21977 – 198179 Med cruise and 80-81 IO cruise
Volovar, DavidAE2Aug 5, 1978 – Jul 17, 1981Miss all my old squadron mates. Mark Milliken is now a two star admiral, and Ferdinand Visintainer is a veterinarian in Pennsylvania. Anyone else got any news?
Tredway, Dr. Ron1979 – 1981Med cruise, Indian Ocean cruise, Shellback initiation, Suez Canal transit, started & led choir - conducted Easter contata...great guys, great memories, blessed to have the experience. Thank God for Chaplain Carl Pearson.Help me find him.
Whittemore, BarryAT2Mar 1979 – Jun 1982Had an interesting Navy career that got me to where i am today.
Finney, JoeAT1Jul 1979 – Apr 1982
Ponce, Richard 'Mark' profile iconAE3Jul 1, 1979 – Apr 30, 1982I was assigned to VAW-122 but was normally TAD to AIMD W/C-650 as Ships Company while deployed or onshore. Did not have many contacts in the squadron, due to working in AIMD
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Zollweg, MatthewAMS3Dec 1, 1979 – Feb 25, 1982Whats up guys ?
Alvis, AndyAE41980 – Oct 18, 1983Missed Genada by just that{} much. Hail the airboss that taught me well, Turned up a F14 and lowered the JBD, blew me down grabbin padeyes. Never again failed to follow assigned path of return.
Hohn, RichardE31980 – 1981I was on the Indy cruise in 1980-1981 and although it wasn't my fiest hour I have fond memories of that time and those who I knew in the squadron and ships company
Hays, JeffAE21980 – 1983
Kuhlman, James (Jim) profile iconAK31980 – 1983 Looking for Paul J Bradley of Media, PA who was my wing man during every Med cruise port and in Perth!
Hohn Jr., RichardE-2Oct 1, 1980 – Jun 12, 1981I'm looking for Robert "Trooper" Brown from New Jersey.
Ezell, KennethAE1981 – 1982Hey Ship mates
Coats, ShaneAME3Dec 1981 – Mar 1985I often wonder what happened to the guys I served with,and how their lives turned out. At the time I did'nt realize how much the memories of my time aboard the INDY would mean to me later in life. Any of you steeljaws out there send me an e-mail.
Haubrich, BillPN2Feb 1982 – Nov 1982Made the 82 med cruise with 122 on the Indy..... The C.O. was somthing else with all those inspections, but we survived to earn the Battle "E".
Jones, JeffAME 2Jun 7, 1982 – Feb 19, 1985
Firment, Bob1983 – 1986
Hunt, FrankLTOct 1984 – Sep 1987ESO etc., then AMO.
Lashay, Shawne-31985 – 1987Many great memories from the med cruises. Just wanted to say hi to the old buddies.
Bell, MichaelE-5 AMS1985 – 1987Remember the cruise in 86 when we stayed in port more than out to sea because the navy was broke and unless we were launching or recovering aircraft the ship would sit idle
Davidson, AaronE3Dec 1988 – Sep 1991I worked in the line division then transferred to the AD shop. I hung out with a guy named Barry and he worked in the electronic division. Can’t remember his last name.
Schatz, DanANFeb 5, 1989 – Oct 7, 1992I was fortunate to have experienced the last 2 cruises of the FID. I wouldn't sell those memories for a million dollars. 22 years later, I'm a commissioned officer still serving on active duty. Greece was awesome!
Errico, EjANJul 15, 1990 – Aug 15, 1992
Hicks, RonnieATANOct 15, 1990 – Jan 27, 1993Fighting Biting Steeljaws
Lindstrom, NathanADAN1991 – Aug 7, 1994
Arnold, MelodieANJul 1993 – May 1994I came into the squadron as the 2nd woman. B/c of that, I was a bit of a loner, but over all I enjoyed meeting great people there. I welcome emails from any former shipmates!
Brooks, CynthiaAirmanOct 23, 1993 – May 26, 1995

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