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M Div. * 1958-1960
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S3 Div. * 1974-1975
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1966 / 1967 Med Cruise
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1971 / 1972 Med Cruise
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VAW-122
1974 / 1975 Med Cruise
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VS-28 Gamblers CVW-6
U.S.S. INDEPENDENCE

Established - 1960
Home Base:
Originally NAS Quonset Point
Then NAS Cecil Field
Formally known as the
The World Famous Hukkers
(Hunter Killers)

VS-28
Planes
Lockheed S-3A 'Viking'
Carrier based asw aircraft (4 CREW)
Manufacturer: Lockheed

VS-28 deployed 1979 - 1985 on board the INDY with CVW-6

Disestablished 1992



28 Jun 79 - 14 Dec 79 Med
************* ENLISTED MEN *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
Melroy Vanwhy AN
1978 - 1981

mv rbns
AN
FLAG
Looking for friends mike malloy, jimmy moats(jd).
Patrick Marshall AT3
1979 - 1983
AT3
FLAG
TAD to AIMD
Shops 65P & 65Q
William T. Daniell AD2(AW)
Jan 1979 - Jun 1979
AD2
FLAG
*
Marc Epstein AE2
Jun 1977 Aug 1979
Jun 1983 - Jul 1984
AE2
ME
*
Herman F. Sledge III AE2
"Sonny"
1979 - 1982

hfs rbns
AE2
FLAG
*
Barry E. Stark AE2
1977 - 1981

bes rbns
AE2
FLAG
Many fond memories of my days on Indy!
Robert J. Donaldson AWC
1979 - 1981

air crewman wings
rjdrbn28
AWC
FLAG
Navy Air Crewman


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments
Cdr Herron
CO 1979

NA
Cdr
FLAG
*


19 Nov 80 - 11 Jun 81 Indian Ocean / Med
************* ENLISTED MEN *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
Melroy Vanwhy AN
1978 - 1981

mv rbns
AN
FLAG
Looking for friends mike malloy, jimmy moats(jd).
Patrick Marshall AT3
1979 - 1983
AT3
FLAG
TAD to AIMD
Shops 65P & 65Q
Steve Jefferson AO2
Nov 1980 - Jun 1981
AO2
FLAG
*
Herman F. Sledge III AE2
"Sonny"
1979 - 1982

hfs rbns
AE2
FLAG
*
Barry E. Stark AE2
1977 - 1981

bes rbns
AE2
FLAG
Many fond memories of my days on Indy!
James D. Watts AE2
Dec 1979 - Dec 1982
AE2
FLAG
*
Robert J. Donaldson AWC
1979 - 1981

air crewman wings
rjdrbn28
AWC
FLAG
Navy Air Crewman


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments
Cdr Morris
CO 1980 - 1981

NA
Cdr
FLAG
*
Cdr Kennedy
XO 1980 - 1981

NA
Cdr
FLAG
*


07 Jun 82 - 22 Dec 82 Med
************* ENLISTED MEN *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
Steve Zielinski ADAN
1982 - 1985

AW
ADS
ADAN
FLAG
ADCS(AW) Zielinski
Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center
N4 Dept LCPO
Nathan D. Green AZ3
1982 - 1984
AZ3
FLAG
*
Patrick Marshall AT3
1979 - 1983
AT3
FLAG
TAD to AIMD
Shops 65P & 65Q
Alan McDaniel AD3
1982 - 1985
AD3
FLAG
It was some of the best times of my life.
Gary A. Wilson AME3
1981 - 1985

gaw ribbons
AME3
GAW
In Search of other
VS-28 Squadron Shipmates
Mark Balliet PN2
19 Jun 1981 - 27 Oct 1984
PN2
FLAG
Current:
PNC Mark Balliet
REDCOM South
Arthur G. Bubadias Jr. AO2
1982 - 1985

ag ribbons
AO2
AGB
*
Joseph Johnson AME2
1982 - 1985

jj ribbons
AME2
FLAG
*
James D. Watts AE2
Dec 1979 - Dec 1982
AE2
FLAG
*


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments
Cdr Kenndey
CO 1982

NA
Cdr
FLAG
*
Cdr G.E. Myslivy
XO 1982

NA
Cdr
FLAG
*


Tail
Arthur G. Bubadias Jr. AO2 (standing) C. Huth AOAN (kneeling)
Photo Provided by Arthur G. Bubadias, Jr.

18 Oct 83 - 11 Apr 84 Grenada / Med / NorLant
************* ENLISTED MEN *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
C. Huth AOAN
AOAN
FLAG
*
Nathan D. Green AZ3
1982 - 1984
AZ3
FLAG
*
Mike Pisello AZ3
1984

Sea Svs
AZ3
FLAG
*
Gary A. Wilson AME3
1981 - 1985

gaw ribbons
AME3
GAW
In Search of other
VS-28 Squadron Shipmates
Steve Zielinski AD3(AW)
1982 - 1985

AW
AD3
FLAG
ADCS(AW) Zielinski
Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center
N4 Dept LCPO
Mark Balliet PN2
19 Jun 1981 - 27 Oct 1984
PN2
FLAG
Current:
PNC Mark Balliet
REDCOM South
L.Battle AD2
1983 - 1984
AD2
lb
*
J. Berryhill AE2
1983 - 1984
AE2
jb
*
Arthur G. Bubadias Jr. AO2
1982 - 1985

ag ribbons
AO2
AGB
*
D. Carr AX2
1983 - 1984
AX2
dc
*
R. Cheung PN2
1983 - 1984
PN2
rc
*
H. Daniel AMH2
1983 - 1984
AMH2
hd
*
S. Demski AD2
1983 - 1984
AD2
sd
*
J. Dinoblle AD2
1983 - 1984
AD2
jd
*
D. Dunn AW2
1983 - 1984
AW2
dd
*
R. Elder DK2
1983 - 1984
DK2
re
*
Marc Epstein AE2
June 1977 Aug 1979
Jun 1983 - Jul 1984
AE2
ME
*
D. Garrigan AW2
1983 - 1984
AW2
dg
*
Joseph Johnson AME2
1982 - 1985

jj ribbons
AME2
FLAG
*
Alan McDaniel AD2
1982 - 1985
AD2
FLAG
It was some of the best times of my life.
James Cushing AC1
1983 - 1984
AC1
FLAG
*


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments
Cdr G.E. Myslivy
CO 1983 - 1984

NA
Cdr
FLAG
*
Cdr B.J. Phillips
XO 1983 - 1984

NA
Cdr
FLAG
*


cb 8384
1983 / 1984 Cruise Book Photos - Provided by Marc Epstein AE2

16 Oct 84 -19 Feb 85 Indian Ocean / Med
************* ENLISTED MEN *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
C. Huth AOAN
AOAN
FLAG
*
Gary A. Wilson AME3
1981 - 1985

gaw ribbons
AME3
GAW
In Search of other
VS-28 Squadron Shipmates
Arthur G. Bubadias Jr. AO2
1982 - 1985

ag ribbons
AO2
AGB
*
Joseph Johnson AME2
1982 - 1985

jj ribbons
AME2
FLAG
*
Alan McDaniel AD2
1982 - 1985
AD2
FLAG
It was some of the best times of my life.
Steve Zielinski AD2(AW)
1982 - 1985

AW
AD2
FLAG
ADCS(AW) Zielinski
Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center
N4 Dept LCPO


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments
Cdr B.J. Phillips
CO 1984 - 1985

NA
Cdr
FLAG
*
Cdr R.J. Laturno
XO 1984 - 1985

NA
Cdr
FLAG
*


Cruise Unknown
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
Timothy Conklin AMS3
AMS3
FLAG
*
John C. Posse MS3
MS3
FLAG
*


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments


VS-28 * Non Indy
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
James W. Yocum AE3
1962 - 1965
AE3
FLAG
VS-28 * CAG-52
attached to the USS WASP

Looking fo an ACES & 8's Patch

Jack Chandler AMS3
1972 - 1973
AMS3
FLAG
HUK - HUK - HUK - HUK


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments


gw
G. Wilson AME3
*
*
*

lb
L. Battle AD2
jb
J. Berryhill AE2
ab
A. Bubadias AO2
dc
D. Carr AX2

rc
R. Cheung PN2
hd
H. Daniel AMH2
sd
S. Demski AD2
jd
J. Dinoblle

dd
D. Dunn AW2
re
R. Elder DK2
me
M. Epstein AE2
dg
D. Garrigan AW2

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