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Boomers (VA 165) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Boomers (VA 165). 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 72 crew members registered for the Boomers (VA 165).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1975 | 1976 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodRemarks/Photo
Zimmerman, AlanAQ30000 –Hi to all old Boomers! What a club.
Edge, BillAK2Jul 1, 1664 – Sep 21, 1965
Long, JohnAA - ADR3Oct 1962 – Jul 1966Rejoined the squardon in Jan. 1973 to June 1977 went from A1H (AD6) to A6's What a ride and a lot of good times
Deangelo, Samuel (Angel)AE 3May 15, 1964 – Nov 1, 1966 Best days, best times best people!
Brown, Dennis AlanADR3Sep 1964 – Aug 1965
Blackmore, DanYN21965 – 19693 WESTPAC Cruises. 1.Intrepid and 2 Ranger Cruises.. Remember Posasa Fa'aita, Bill Dawes, Chief Smith
Fa'Aita, Poasa (Pose)SN - PN3Apr 1965 – Sep 1967Great times! It was my first command after boot camp. Met some great guys and super friends. Skipper Knoizen was an outstanding CO who went on to Adimral. Boomers forever!!
Walker, ThomAO21967 – Aug 1969My back STILL hurts!!
Walker, ThomAO21967 – Aug 1969
Pytko, Charles (Bud)ADJ-1Jan 1, 1967 – 1969Was assigned to the Boomers in Spring of 1966 from VF101, Key West. When to Intruder schools at Oceana, VA until Oct 1966. Joined VA128 at NAS Whidbey for aircraft training and to await VA 165's arrival from Lamoore, CA.
Zieris, Joseph W.AQB 3Jul 1968 – Jun 1, 1970
Rivera Jr., Rafael P / Buck profile iconAO/ANOct 1968 – Jan 1970Came to Whidbey Island to join VA-165 they were already on the Ranger joined them at Sea. My first landing on a Aircraft Carrier Wooh ! Met a great bunch of guy's memories to last a Lifetime. Stayed in NorthWest !!!!!!
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Parkinson, Tom -AQ1Feb 1, 1969 – Jan 1, 1972West Pac 71-72, then went to VX-4 for the 'new' F-14
Oldham, DaveAMS3Jul 1969 – Dec 1972
Morris, StevenADJ21970 – 1972
Scharf, John LloydAQ21970 – Jun 16, 1975
West, Delton AO21970 – 1972
Feathers, GeraldAMH-2Mar 26, 1970 – Mar 25, 1974Served with the Boomers on 2 West-pac cruises.
Pursley, Donald (Donny Dump Valve) profile iconAE1May 7, 1970 – Oct 30, 1973VA165 was the best.I had a lot of laughs while in the squadron along with the hard work we did. I am retired now living in Georgia. I think about VA-165 often and the friends that were there.
Burke, DonaldAE3 PLANE CAPTAINNov 27, 1970 – Nov 27, 1972
Harrop, LarryPR 31971 –
Arner, Steve / DriftyATANJan 1971 – Dec 15, 1973Made 2 westpacs, worked the flt deck as a green shirt & brown shirt.
Fry, LannieADJ3Jan 1, 1971 – Sep 23, 1972
Vanderbloomen, DutchAT2Jan 1, 1971 – Dec 31, 1974Nerver a dull moment .... just ask Chief C.
Hines, RtAO3Jan 4, 1971 – Dec 10, 1973Reunions are fun watch for the next boomer reunion on facebook.
Forch, RonaldAD 1Apr 7, 1971 – 1975Upon returning to San Diego on December 22 1974 the Connie had a Flight Deck Christmas message entering San Diego Bay. Marry Christmas was spelled out by members of the crew. I am trying to find one, can any one help?
Kordatzky, Dave/zkyAMS 2Aug 10, 1971 – Nov 9, 1974
Scoggins, Irvin (Kim)ADJ-3Aug 19, 1971 – Aug 18, 1975Had a great time on the Connie, but I miss Whidbey Island (Oak Haarbor, Coupeville) the most.
Crotty, JamesADJ-2Sep 1971 – May 1972Feeling the rumble of the deck when the Connie went to full power, and watching the Enterprise steam away as if we were standing still.
Kreis, JackAO11972 – 1973Made '72-'73 Westpac Cruise on the Connie with VA-165 Boomers
Forch, RonaldApr 1972 – Nov 1975Power plants worked with some of the best people then.
Carr, EdAT-2Dec 1972 – Nov 1974
Mercer, WarrenAE3Dec 15, 1972 – Sep 18, 1974I spent 11 months off the coast of viet nam and as long as 48 days at sea one time. some of the guys in my shop:jumpin' johnny joe maldonado, tom king, steve "kip" kippen, rick ehmen and others i can't recall.
Parker, MichaelAD2Aug 1, 1973 – May 1, 1976
Joseph Sykes, JoeAMS-2Sep 1973 – Jul 1975I was "farmed out" to AIMD NAS Whidbey and AIMD on the USS Constellation. Made the '74 WesPac cruise. Great group of guys. I crossed over to the Army retired as Lieutenant Colonel. ADMCPO Keaton was a outstanding mentor.
Albiani, Primo profile iconaq3Oct 1, 1973 – Aug 1, 1974loved the connie made two west pack cruises 1973 and 1974
Urban, Richard1974 – 1977This was some of the best times of my life. I learned much and enjoyed my squadron mates. Boomers do it best.
Hammond, WilliamE-4Apr 17, 1975 – Jun 13, 1976E-4 Plane Captain
Zamora, Rick Super KidPO3Aug 1, 1975 – Feb 23, 1979Plane captain, then went to GSE
Strong, JohnAME2Sep 30, 1975 – Dec 30, 1979

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