Baustian, Daniel P., AMS3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
AMS-0000-Aviation Structural Mechanic Structures
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Structural Mechanic, Structures
Primary Unit
1987-1988, 8891, HM-15 Blackhawks
Service Years
1985 - 1988
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
AMS-Aviation Structural Mechanic, Structures

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Jerry Baustian, AW1 to remember Baustian, Daniel P., AMS3.

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Contact Info
Home Town
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Last Address
Grinnell Iowa

Date of Passing
Jul 18, 1988
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Cold War Medal

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Daniel's daughter, born one month before the crash that took his life, gave birth to a son Daniel Joseph on Friday December 19 2008. So he would be a grandfather today if he'd survived.
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  1987-1988, 8891, HM-15 Blackhawks

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HM-15 Blackhawks Unit Page

Petty Officer Third Class

8891-Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) Systems Org Apprentice Maint Tech

NAS Alameda

 HM-15 Blackhawks Details

HM-15 Blackhawks

At times, HM-15 has had more than 750 personnel. Her largest work center, the "Line Division" boasts at times nearly a hundred personnel, supporting rotating "round the clock" operations. Her second largest work center, the "Airframes and Hydraulics Shop" has almost 60 personnel. She also has one of the "World's Greatest" Administrative Departments. Broken down into Admin and Personnel, this handful of about 10 Sailors take care of all 750 HM-15 members pay, special requests, leave, evaluations, fitreps, and awards.

The squadron has deployed to locations like BahrainSouth Korea, the Middle East via the Persian GulfIndonesia, and in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. HM-15 also took part in Joint Task Force Katrina and was part of Hurricane Katrinarelief efforts while working with the USS Bataan. She has operated from the flight decks of the USS Tripoli (LPH-10), theUSS Juneau (LPD-10), the USS Denver (LPD-9), the USS Inchon (LPH-12), the USS Saipan (LHA-2), the USS Bataan (LHD-5), and the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3).

Active January 2, 1987 - present
Country  United States of America
Branch United States Navy Seal United States Navy
Part of Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, US Atlantic Fleet
Nickname Blackhawks
Engagements Operation Desert Storm
Decorations Humanitarian Service Medal
CNO Safety Award (2)
Meritorious Unit Commendation (2)
Battle Efficiency Award

Air Units - Rotary Wing


Parent Unit
Rotary Wing

Air Squadron

Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2007
Memories For This Unit

Worst Moment
On July 18, 1988, Daniel and seven crewmates died when their MH-53 crashed in the sea west of Golden Gate Bridge.

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69 Members Also There at Same Time
HM-15 Blackhawks

Eubank, Blake, PO1, (1986-2006) 00 8891 Petty Officer Third Class
McIntire, Kolin, MCPO, (1984-2014) 00 8226 Petty Officer First Class
Wadriski, Jim, SCPO, (1979-2000) 00 8226 Petty Officer First Class
Aragon, Eugene, SCPO, (1984-2007) 00 8226 Petty Officer Second Class
Lassen, John, SCPO, (1985-2011) 00 8226 Petty Officer Second Class
Nettnin, Sam, PO1, (1977-1999) 00 8211 Petty Officer Second Class
Rice, Robert, CPO, (1979-2000) 00 9549 Petty Officer Second Class
Aranda, Jessie, PO1, (1987-2007) 00 8226 Petty Officer Third Class
Pressler, Daniel, CPO, (1985-2005) 00 8226 Petty Officer Third Class
Seipel, David, CDR, (1986-1999) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Freeman, Jr., PAUL E., CWO2, (1969-1996) BM BM-0107 Chief Warrant Officer 2
Hogg, Johnny, SCPO, (1979-2005) AD AD-8303 Chief Petty Officer
Lohman, Les, CPO, (1976-2000) AD ADJ-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Price, Jimmy, PO1, (1985-2005) AM AM-8391 Petty Officer First Class
Robinson, Tony, PO1, (1978-1993) SK SK-2815 Petty Officer First Class
Adams, Mark, PO2, (1984-1990) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bryan, John, PO2, (1985-1990) AD AD-8215 Petty Officer Second Class
Hager, Gary, PO1, (1985-2005) AM AM-8303 Petty Officer Second Class
Hardin, Loren, CWO3, (1983-2007) AM AMS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Johnson, Clarence, PO2, (1982-1990) AT AT-8303 Petty Officer Second Class
Lane, Kenneth, PO1, (1980-2000) AMS AMS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Larkin, Steven, PO2, (1975-1989) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Maurin, W. J., MCPO, (1987-Present) AT AT-8303 Petty Officer Second Class
Phay, Louis, PO2, (1985-1996) AZ AZ-6313 Petty Officer Second Class
Samarripa, Ricardo, PO2, (1983-1991) AD AD-8303 Petty Officer Second Class
Tull, Irvin, PO1, (1977-1996) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Vaughn, Chris, CPO, (1987-2008) AM AMH-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Abadi, Bobby, LT, (1987-2007) AD AD-8303 Petty Officer Third Class
Caudle, Edgar, PO1, (1986-2006) AD AD-8303 Petty Officer Third Class
Creasy, Stacy, PO3, (1986-1990) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Crumley, Thomas, PO3, (1986-1990) AME AME-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Finneral, George Scott, PO3, (1988-1991) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Jaro, Abraham, PO1, (1985-2005) AM AM-8303 Petty Officer Third Class
Jones, Steven, PO3, (1985-1989) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Lazor, Robert, PO3, (1986-1990) AD AD-6428 Petty Officer Third Class
Perkins, Todd, PO3, (1984-1987) AMS AMS-8202 Petty Officer Third Class
Quimzon, Patrick, PO1, (1986-2006) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Wood, Charles, PO2, (1987-1997) AT AT-8303 Petty Officer Third Class
Diegor, Ricardo, CPO, (1987-2007) MS MS-0000 Seaman
Genz, Wayne, AN, (1985-1990) AE AE-0000 Seaman
Anderson, William, AN, (1985-1989) 00 AD-0000 Airman
Rutter, Andrew, AN, (1985-1989) AM 8226 Airman
Sawyer, Tim, AN, (1986-1989) AD AD-0000 Airman
Whisman-Lewis, Eric, AN, (1986-1990) AD AD-8303 Airman
Walker, Jamie, CA, (1986-1991) CM CM-0000 Constructionman Apprentice
Davis, Robert, LT, (1988-2013) AN AN-0000 Airman Apprentice
Garrigan, Robert, LCDR, (1980-2002) OFF Lieutenant
Bloomer, Gerald, SCPO, (1977-2005) Chief Petty Officer
Davis, Keith, CDR, (1977-Present) Chief Petty Officer
Moreno, Jose, MCPO, (1977-2006) Chief Petty Officer
Stehlik, Tommy, PO1, (1974-1995) Petty Officer First Class
Alvarez, Miguel, CPO, (1980-2000) Petty Officer Second Class
Baum, Douglas, PO1, (1986-1995) Petty Officer Second Class
Diaz, Richard, PO1, (1980-2005) Petty Officer Second Class
Disponett, Chris, MCPO, (1981-2011) Petty Officer Second Class
Javier, Rey, LT, (1986-2012) Petty Officer Second Class
Kimbrough, Jerry, PO1, (1979-2013) Petty Officer Second Class
Miller, Patrick, SCPO, (1986-Present) Petty Officer Second Class
Mosco, Kelly, CPO, (1987-2008) Petty Officer Second Class

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