Huntington, Edward, PH1

Photographer's Mate
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
PH-8133-EH-38 Photographic Quality Control Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Photographer's Mate
Primary Unit
1982-1985, PH-8133, FICEURLANT
Previously Held NEC
PH-0000-Photographer's Mate
Service Years
1965 - 1985
PH-Photographer's Mate
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Firefighter US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Military Association Memberships
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Post 4809, Tidewater PostBlue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association
  1986, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1986, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 4809, Tidewater Post (Member) (Norfolk, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2008, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
After the Navy, I thought I would like to work a few more years with the Goverment, so I become a civial service emplyee. I started my secoud career working for the Army as a 1060 still photographer, this went up to 1991, then I found myself working for the Navy again which was great, I was doing many of the things I did while on active duty.Then in 1996 I started work for the Coast Guard.All of this was in my field photography, I compleated my tweenty Years as a 1060 grade ten and retired a 2nd time in 2006.
 I now have a photography office and I still can not wait to get to work every morning.
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  1973-1975, USS Independence (CV-62)

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USS Independence (CV-62) Unit Page

Petty Officer Second Class

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 USS Independence (CV-62) Details

USS Independence (CV-62)

(later CV-62)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - November - Quebec - November
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "GUN TRAIN"

Displacement 56,000 Tons, Dimensions, 1046' 6" (oa) x 129' 1" x 37' (Max)
Armament 8 x 5"/54, 100 Aircraft.
Armor, Unknown.
Machinery, 280,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 34 Knots, Crew 3800 - 4280.

Operational and Building Data

Built by New York Navy. Laid down 1 July 1955, launched 6 June 1958, commissioned 10 Jan 1959. Redesignated as a multimission carrier (CV 62) 28 February 1973. after being modified to operate ASW aircraft. SLEP at Philadelphia Navy Yard 4/1985 to mid-1988.

Replaced Midwayas forward-deployed carrier in Japan, 1991. Island was extensively enlarged during SLEP and other modernizations. Replaced by Kitty Hawk in July 1998 and decommissioned to reserve on 30 September 1998. Struck from the Navy list on 8 March 2004.

Status:Stricken, to be disposed of (Maintenance Category X).

Berth:NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Bremerton, WA.

Planned disposition:In April 2004 Navy officials identified ex-Independence as one of 24 decommissioned ships available to be sunk as artificial reefs. As of February 2008, however, she was scheduled to be dismantled in the next five years.

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit

Aircraft Carrier

Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: Sep 15, 2009
My Photos For This Duty Station
210 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Independence (CV-62)

Whitman, Ralph, MCPO, (1955-1974) Master Chief Petty Officer
Brooks, Robert, PO1, (1959-1978) Petty Officer First Class
Giberson, Gerry, SCPO, (1966-1993) Petty Officer First Class
Haney, Wilbur, PO1, (1958-1977) Petty Officer First Class
Blankenship, John, PO2, (1975-1983) Petty Officer Second Class
Gagnon, Dan, CWO4, (1971-2004) Petty Officer Second Class
Hauck, Harold, PO1, (1972-1994) Petty Officer Second Class
Fowler, Rick, CPO, (1978-2000) Petty Officer Third Class
Lowe, Patricia Graham Petty Officer Third Class
Miller, Max, PO2, (1972-1986) Petty Officer Third Class
Plumley, Daniel, CPO, (1969-1989) Petty Officer Third Class
Raub, Joseph, CPO, (1971-1997) Petty Officer Third Class
Welch, Randy, CNOCM, (1967-2002) Petty Officer Third Class
Seavey, David, LT, (1975-1996) Fireman
Knight, Larry, PO1, (1974-1995) Airman
Thornton, Les, CPO, (1972-1992) Airman
Claxton, Guy, SA, (1975-1976) Seaman Apprentice
Barge, Larry, HN, (1967-1973) YN CYN-0000 [Other Service Rank]
Hernandez, Diego, VADM, (1955-1991) OFF 131X Rear Admiral Upper Half
Tritten, James, CDR, (1965-1989) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Burns, Edward, LT, (1972-1977) OFF 152X Lieutenant
LaChance, Dennis, LT, (1958-1979) BT BT-4524 Lieutenant
Batten, Phillip, LCDR, (1966-1989) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Craven, John, (1972-1974) AN AN-0000 Other Service Rank
McDonald, James, PO3, (1972-1976) HM HM-0000 Other Service Rank
Thompson, Joel, MCPO, (1971-1997) AT AVCM-8300 Master Chief Petty Officer
Tlumach, Mac, MCPO, (1958-1978) PN PN-9502 Master Chief Petty Officer
Clausen, Paul, CDR, (1965-1997) BT BT-4503 Senior Chief Petty Officer
ROBB, JERRY, SCPO, (1957-1977) AD AD-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Stevens, Alfred, LT, (1965-1989) EM EM-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Anderson, Robert, CPO, (1962-1977) ET ET-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Granados, Armando, CPO, (1972-1996) AT AT-6612 Chief Petty Officer
Logan, Lanny, CPO, (1960-1978) ETN ETR-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Muller, Kenneth, CPO, (1956-1986) AW AWH-7881 Chief Petty Officer
Nida, Harold, CPO, (1955-1975) PC PC-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Nootnagel, Fred, MCPO, (1959-1985) AK AK-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Stone, Richard, CPO, (1963-1978) DS DS-1621 Chief Petty Officer
Brooks, Robert, PO1, (1959-1978) HM HM-8404 Petty Officer First Class
Cody, William, SCPO, (1962-1990) RM RM-2318 Petty Officer First Class
Flenniken, Charles, PO1, (1956-1975) AB ABF-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Fletcher, James, CWO4, (1965-1987) AG AG-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Keegan, Michael, LT, (1970-1991) BT BT-4503 Petty Officer First Class
Melton, David, CPO, (1962-1985) 00 9515 Petty Officer First Class
Melton, David, CPO, (1962-1985) 00 9515 Petty Officer First Class
O'Neal, Gary, PO1, (1971-1979) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Smith, David, PO1, (1971-1977) AQ AQ-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Adams, Steve, PO2, (1975-1979) AB ABF-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Agrait, Jorge A, PO2, (1973-1978) ABH ABH-7011 Petty Officer Second Class
Applebee, Michael, PO1, (1972-1991) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Austin, Kenneth, SCPO, (1973-1993) ET ET-1502 Petty Officer Second Class
Bair, Gregory, LT, (1965-1992) OS OS-0319 Petty Officer Second Class
Ballard, Scott, PO2, (1974-1978) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Berezuk, Peter, PO2, (1970-1974) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Berndt, Gary, PO2, (1975-1980) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
BIALEK, RAYMOND, PO2, (1971-1975) AB ABF-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Cassel, Glenn, PO1, (1973-1993) OFF 000X Petty Officer Second Class
Cassel AMH1(AW) USN, Glenn, PO1, (1973-1993) AM AM-7212 Petty Officer Second Class
Chaffee, Gerald, PO2, (1971-1977) ETR ETR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Charland, William, PO2, (1973-1978) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class

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