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Shipmate  PULLARA, Lawrence Bryan
I served with VP-11 (1992-1994).
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 3:32 am.
Shipmate  LOWREY, Robert Keith
I served with FASRON-117 (02/1952-02/1954) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I completed the schooling in Memphis for Aviation Machist Mates but was not a very good mechanic. My first assignment was KP duty at NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for 3 weeks. Later, I was given another assignment to NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii as part of a beaching crew for PBMs taking off and landing in NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. I was also on a n undefeated water polo team where we had a great goalie and two outstanding swimmers. One was a Chief and the other was a LT(jg). I was in Power Plants and have a group shot of the division taken probably in the summer of 1953. I am part Cherokee and was quite dark. While there, I was known as Waiphu Joe. Upon my transfer out, the Personnel Clerk had to ask me, "Waipahu, what is your name?" :)
Tuesday, December 06th, 2016 at 2:55 pm.
E-Mail Updated  TAMBURRO, AO1 (NAC/AW) Edward C.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, December 05th, 2016 at 11:17 am.
Shipmate  HARPE, Tom
I served with VP-9 (1966-1967) and flew with Crew-6.
Friday, December 02nd, 2016 at 10:52 am.
E-Mail Updated  SHAUB, AMS Keith
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Friday, December 02nd, 2016 at 1:15 am.
Guestbook Entries 18,920 [25OCT2016] through 18,940 [01DEC2016]

Shipmate  RUDDEN, AT1 (AW) Michele "Misha"
I served with VQ-2 (1992-1996) in W/C 210, Naval Air Maintenance TRAining GRouP DETachment (NAMTRAGRPDET) (1996-1998) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida as a Instructor, VPU-2 (1998-1999) and Marine Aviation Logistics Support Element Kaneohe (MALSEK) (1999-2000) at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. I would like to hear from former Shipmates. Jeff Torres are you out there?
Thursday, December 01st, 2016 at 10:07 am.
E-Mail Updated  FRAZER, AT1 Ray
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 9:39 am.
Shipmate  WASKOSKY, ACT3 Larry
I served aboard NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco (1957-1959). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Sunday, November 27th, 2016 at 2:09 pm.
E-Mail Updated  CORCORAN, Bob
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at 10:17 am.
Shipmate  LAMECKER, AMH3 Dennis
I served with VP-17 (08/1971-08/1972) with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 5:25 pm.
Shipmate  GROSS-CURFMAN, AK1 Bonnie Retired
I served with VP-90 (1978-1981), VP-91 (1981-1989), VP-90 (1989-1994) and VP-66 (1994-1998). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Sunday, November 20th, 2016 at 7:26 pm.
Memorial  ALVAREZ, AW3 Robert J. "Bob"
My brother, AW3 Robert J. "Bob" Alvarez, served with VP-24 (1978-1980) and flew with CAC-7. Bob passed away June 8th, 2015. I would like to hear from any of his former Shipmates.
Frank Alvarez
Sunday, November 20th, 2016 at 6:37 pm.
Shipmate  BARRETT, AMCS Steve R. Retired
I served with VP-49 (1975-1982) and flew as a FE.
Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 2:34 pm.
Memorial  MIRISE, CAPTAIN Kerry W.
Captain Kerry Winston Mirise passed away October 20, 2016. Captain Winston served with VP-16, VP-22, VP-28, VP-30, VP-31, Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia, CINCUSNAVEUR, USEUCOM and the Naval War College. His obituary was published in the Kitsap Sun: http://www.kitsapsun.com/obituaries/Kerry-W-Mirise-81-399925811.html We love him and we miss him. May he rest in peace.
Kevin Mirise
Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 6:12 pm.
E-Mail Updated  WARD, AT1 Marion Douglas
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at 6:27 pm.
Shipmate  BROCKWELL, David
I served with VQ-2 (1961-1963) and PC on the very first EA3B from NS Rota, Spain to Carrier Qual (man was I scared).
Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at 2:48 pm.
Shipmate  ANTEMAN, ASM3 Larry W.
I served with VT-4 (07/1966-03/1969).
Monday, November 14th, 2016 at 6:54 am.
Shipmate  STEELE, AMSC Harold Retired
I served with HT-8 at NAAS Ellyson Field, Pensacola, Florida, HS-5 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, VP-5 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VA-174 at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, VP-67 at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VR-48 and retired in 1992.
Sunday, November 13th, 2016 at 9:57 am.
Shipmate  HARRINGTON, AE2 Steve
I served with VP-22 (1979-1982) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and AIMD.
Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 11:06 am.
Shipmate  COFFMAN, CMC Douglas Retired
I served aboard the USS Barbel (SS-580) (1979-1981), USS Guitarro (SSN-665) (1985-1986), USS Darter (SS-576) (1988-1989), USS Columbus (SSN-762) (1993-1997), COMSUBPAC/COMSUBRON 7 (1998-2000), USS Greeneville (SSN-772) (2000-2002), NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (2004-2005) and VP-47 (2005-2007).
Thursday, November 03rd, 2016 at 7:38 am.
E-Mail Updated  LAFFAN, Sean P.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Wednesday, November 02nd, 2016 at 11:42 am.
Shipmate  CRUMLEY, PH2 Steven
I served aboard NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1962-1966) and worked in building 913.
Tuesday, November 01st, 2016 at 1:51 am.
E-Mail Updated  RUBALCADO, Jesus "Red"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at 5:55 pm.
Shipmate  LING, Brian
I served with VPU-1 (1992-1997) and currently serving with the Air Force Reserve as an Air Reserve Technician (ART) at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 4:11 pm.
Memorial  BRISCOE, Robert James "Bob"
My friend, Robert James BRISCOE, passed away October 26, 2016. I served with Bob while assigned to VP-2 (1966-1969). Bob was my friend for over 50 years.
Dennis Hill
Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 2:47 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,900 [14SEP2016] through 18,920 [25OCT2016]

Shipmate  SMITH, Raymond E.
I served with VP-7 (1955-1959) and flew aboard HE-12.
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 5:50 pm.
Shipmate  FALK, Willy
I served with VP-49 (1967-1969) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 12:48 pm.
Shipmate  HARMS, Douglas
I served aboard NAS Point Mugu, California flying as crewman on the EC-121, S2F and H-34.
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at 8:44 pm.
E-Mail Updated  CURRY, AMH1 Jim
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at 4:42 pm.
Shipmate  BLACK, LT John
I served with VA-215 at NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington (1962-1964) flying the Skyrader.
Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 12:00 pm.
Memorial  BLAKE, MCPO Merle Ferguson Retired
My Father, Merle Ferguson Blake, passed away May 7th, 2006. He served with VP-874 at NAS Alameda, California. I am having a tree and a memorial for him in St. Helena Cemetery, St. Helena, CA, in the fall of 2017. The American Legion Post in St. Helena is going to provide and Honor Guard and 3 gun salute - more information can be found on my Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/GrapeHeartKnits). I would love to hear from anyone that may have known or served with my father. Thank you.
Susan Blake
Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 2:17 pm.
E-Mail Updated  MAURO, AE2 Joseph
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 11:39 am.
Shipmate  STANTON, CDR Don Retired
I served with VP-45 (1976-1979), NATOPS, VP-49 (1984-1986), Vanguard Airlines (Pilot B737), Tower Air (Pilot B737), Air Lines (Pilot 767ER, 757ER, B737 and B727), OSD and DoT. I am now retired in living in Arvada, Colorado.
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 12:20 pm.
E-Mail Updated  FRANKLIN, AX2(AC) Jim
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, October 10th, 2016 at 8:55 pm.
Mishaps  VP-31 Mishap - May 26th, 1972
I was stationed at NAS Moffett Field, California and an A/C member of VP-31 at the time of the mishap (SEE: VP-31 - In Memorial for lost friends May 26, 1972). However, I don't ever recall the plane being over water when enroute back to NAS Moffett Field, California. Last I knew, it was inbound via Salinas, CA to NAS Moffett Field, California. I wonder if the surrounding hills where ever searched? From what I remember, all search areas were over and on the ocean?
FILUTA, RM1 Carl Nicholas Jr.
Friday, October 07th, 2016 at 5:00 pm.
Shipmate  KRUEGER, Donald R.
I served with VP-4 (1957-1959) at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I flew with Crew-5.
Wednesday, October 05th, 2016 at 6:57 pm.
Memorial  PHARES, LCDR H. William "Bill" Retired
My father, H. William "Bill" Phares, was a member of VP-774 (1954) at NAS Los Alamitos, California. He continued serving there after the Korean War as a reservist. He passed away recently and I am trying to find anyone who flew with him. He didn't keep copies of all his military records and I am trying to get copies now. If anyone knew my father, who retired in the early 1970's as a LCDR, I would love to hear from them.
Dorie Phares Scott
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 7:37 pm.
Shipmate  CAUSIE, AZ3 Leonard
I served with VA-491/VA-4M1 (1967-1968) at NAS Millington, Tennessee and VP-67 (1969-1973) at NAS Millington, Tennessee.
Monday, September 26th, 2016 at 12:52 pm.
Shipmate  SMITH, AT2 Richard W.
I served with VU-3 (12/1953-10/1956) at NAS Point Mugu, California/NAS Reim Field, CA with detachments to Miho AFB, Japan (11/1954) and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (1955 and 01/1956-08/1956). I specialized in the maintenance and repair of the P1-K autopilot installed in F6F-kK drones.
Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at 11:13 am.
Shipmate  BAKER, Douglas H.
I served with VP-778 (1963-1964) at NAS Los Alamitos, California flying as a Crew Chief. I recall a long gruesome 14 hours to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii!
Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 11:04 pm.
Shipmate  RHEA, AE2 Roger
I served with VT-29 (05/1973-09/1976) in the Avionics Division as a Flight Crew Plane Captain.
Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 9:28 pm.
Shipmate  ROSS, Glynn
Assisted in the testing of the first 1st Drone Missiles at Brown Field, CA (1857-1958) and served with VP-773 (1958-1963) at NAS Los Alamitos, California.
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 at 10:25 am.
Shipmate  GREGORY, Anthony
I served with the 1st Radio Research Company (1969-1970) as a linguist.
Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 10:03 pm.
Shipmate  PLEISCHL, ADR3/ADJ3 David
I served with VXN-8 (1972-1975).
Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 4:16 pm.
Shipmate  LINAM, Roger
I served with VAQ-33 (1971-1973) on the Flight Line and also flew as a Plane Captain aboard the A3.
Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 4:36 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,880 [20AUG2016] through 18,900 [14SEP2016]

Shipmate  WEBB, Donald E.
My father, Donald E, Webb, served with VP-5 (1950's) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with deployments to NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. My dad just recently went thru a heart valve replacement and came thru very well! Dad would love to hear from former Shipmates.
Mark Webb
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 11:03 pm.
Notice  My father, LCDR Richard Anton Mergl, and four other military personel were killed while perfoming a bombing training mission over Lake George in the town of Seville Florida Volusia county. He was attatched to heavy attack squardron VAH-7 at NAS Sanford, Florida April 22, 1958. I would love to find a VAH-7 patch and a model A 3D Skywarrior. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1949. Could anyone help me gather more information. My grandson wants to go to the Naval Academy.
Deborah Mergl Johnstone
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 3:20 pm.
Memorial  MILLER, Harold "Dixie"
My father, Harold "Dixie" Miller, passed away in 1974. Dad served with (I believe) VPB-201 as a pilot, underwent secret training at NAS Banana River, Florida in 1942 and deployed to NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco. I would love to hear from anyone who served with him. Shortly after Daddy died in 1974, a squadron member gave my mother a copy of a novel based on the squdron's war experience written by said squadron member. The book disappeared before I could read it and I don't remember the title. Daddy returned from Africa early due to medical reasons. I believe he was the gunnery officer, and was a 1939 graduate of Annapolis. I would love to hear from anyone who knew Daddy, and would like to learn the name and author of the novel inspired by the squadron's experience. Any stories would be greatly appreciated. Mcgruder Tuttle and Brick Blackburn are two names who I am aware of that he served with in the squadron.
William R. Miller
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 2:59 pm.
Shipmate  JONES, ADR Charles
I served with VT-29 (03/1974-12/1976) in the Calender Inspection Division.
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 5:06 am.
E-Mail Updated  STANICH, Peter M.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 10:30 pm.
Shipmate  STURTEVANT, LCDR William J. "Blackie"
Blackie served with VP-5 flying with Crew-6 (and others), served as a carrier pilot during Vietnam and a test pilot after that. He just had his 82nd birthday! If you served with Blackie - I am sure he would love to hear from Shipmates.
Suzie Rovell-Rixx
Wednesday, September 07th, 2016 at 8:25 pm.
Memorial  JENKINS, AM2 Ken
My father, Ken Jenkins, served with VPB-206.
V. K. Inman, Lt. Col. USMC Retired
Thursday, September 08th, 2016 at 11:29 am.
Shipmate  GATES, CAPTAIN Dave "Gator" Retired
I served with VP-1 (1980-1983), NRL (1983-1988) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and VP-64 (1989-1994) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.
September 06th, 2016 at 6:56 am.
E-Mail Updated  SELDON, Louis
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
September 05th, 2016 at 5:03 pm.
Shipmate  TRELFA, ADR2 Bryan
I served with VP-50 (1961-1962) flying as a Crew-10 Plane Captain.
Thursday, September 01st, 2016 at 12:40 pm.
Shipmate  LINDSAY, Peter
I served aboard NAS Moffett Field, California (08/1981-02/1985).
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 7:38 pm.
E-Mail Updated  WATSON, LT(jg) Richard G. Jr.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 3:00 pm.
Shipmate  RASK, YNCPO Donald R. Retired
I served with VP-9 (1968) at NAS Moffett Field, California. I had 26 years in the Navy and Naval Reserve before retiring 1991. The last 8 years of my career I was assigned to Naval Intelligence in Suitland, Maryland.
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 12:44 am.
Shipmate  SCHMIDT, AW2 Bill
I served with VP-822 (Late 1960's) at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana and VP-94 (1970's-1973). I operated the MAD gear up front in the P2. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 7:27 pm.
Shipmate  KARKHECK, AT3 Herb
I served with FASRON-107 (01/1959-01/1960). I served mostly in the AT shop, and often ran the test equipment "cage". My good friend, John Krieger, AT3 (1959), married the German Nurse he dated in Rekjavik, and unfortunately, both have passed away. (My German Nurse sent me a "dear John" after I was transferred to VP-5 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida). I would love to make contact my old buddy, Al Augiliera. I think he was from Brooklyn. He was in FASRON-107 at the same time. In fact he saved my life from a big Norwegian (I think), who was going to kill me on Christmas Day, 1959, because of my German background. Alcohol was a contributor to the event. Wishing the best to all my felllow Bropther and Sister Navy Vets.
Sunday, August 28th, 2016 at 5:04 pm.
Shipmate  CROFT, AT2 Larry
I served with VQ-2 (1958-1959). I operated ECM equipment aboard the P4M and P2V aircraft.
Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 6:08 pm.
Memorial  Shipmate Pix PAGE, LT Loren Vern
My father, LT Loren Vern Page, was lost in a mishap June 13th, 1961. Dad was flying (Instructor) a Grumman S-2 Tracker lost complete power in one engine and partial power in the other. He died 6 hours later at Iberia Parish Hospital, in New Iberia, Louisiana. Dad intentionally attempted ditching the aircraft in Spanish Lake, near the Naval Auxiliary Air Station New Iberia, after losing power. Students LT(jg) G. Donald L. Miller and a second unnamed student were both hospitalized with treatable injuries. Dad was posthumously promoted to full Lieutenant status by the Secretary of the Navy, John B. Connally, for courage and valor. Dad served with VP-22 (1958-1959) at NAS Kodiak, Alaska. I would love to hear from any of my Dad's former Shipmates.
D. Anne Page Williams
Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 3:55 pm.
Shipmate  SIVERSON, 1stSgt Paul
I served aboard NAS Adak, Alaska (04/1987-04/1989) at the Marine Barracks and had the pleasure of serving alongside VP-6 and VP-40.
Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 2:31 pm.
Shipmate  RODERER, Gary
I served with VT-21 (1960-1962) in Student Control. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 9:49 am.
Shipmate  BRABEC, AMCS Larry M. Retired
I served as a FE (Crew 4 and 10) with VP-47 (1969-1971) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand.
Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 6:31 am.
Guestbook Entries 18,860 [27JUL2016] through 18,880 [20AUG2016]

E-Mail Updated  JONES, ADC(AW) Charles "CJ"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 5:24 am.
E-Mail Updated  HUPPERT, PO1 Paul A.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 2:56 pm.
Shipmate  JOHNSON, Douglas L.
I served with VP-47 (09/1969-07/1972) and flew as a pilot.
Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 11:34 pm.
Shipmate  DAVIDSON, John
I served with VU-10 (1952-1954) FASRON at NAS Brunswick, Maine.
Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 8:25 pm.
Shipmate  SHORTER, Sammie J.
I served with VP-67 (1981-1998) at NAS Memphis, Tennessee.
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 11:17 am.
Mishaps  VP-213 Mishap - December 13th, 1943
My Uncle, AMM3 Paul Gahres, died during a training mishap while serving with VP-213 (December 13th, 1943). He has been missed.
Ed Gahres
Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 9:29 pm.
Shipmate  BRUSCATO, Samuel
I served aboard NAS Glenview, Illinois and NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan (1961-1969).
Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 6:34 pm.
Notice  I would like to know if there are any pilots or crew members of VPB-127 still living. LT(jg) D. L. Schlater, Don Sands uncle, was co-pilot with LT P. L. Holmes, pilot of PV-1 Vega "Ventura". LT Schlater was later killed along with crew in a crash during a test flight on April 4, 1944 8 miles from NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco.
Penny Sands
Sunday, August 14th, 2016 at 4:29 pm.
Shipmate  THORNGREN, CPO Mark Retired
I was a P-3 FE with VP-60. VP-90 and VP-65. A have a little over 5,000 hours and lots of fond memories of great maintainers, aircrew and cruises. Retired 2000 and living in Camarillo, CA these days.
Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 2:05 pm.
Shipmate  WRIGHT, PH2 Rodney
I served with VP-9 (1978-1981). Looking for a squadron roster.
Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 1:52 pm.
Shipmate  BEERY, AD1 Lawrence D. "Dave" Retired
I served with VP-24, VAH-21 (1967-06/1969), VA-104 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VA-106 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VF-101 Detachment NAS Key West, Florida. NAS Jacksonville, Florida, NAS Moffett Field, California, NAS Norfolk, Virginia, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania, USS Forestal CVA-58 (1958-1959) Med cruise, USS Essex CA-9 (1959-1960) Med cruise, USS Nimitz CVAN-68 (1975) NATO cruise with visits to Edenburo, Scotland. Willhelmshaven, Germany and Portsmouth, England and USS Nimitz CVAN-68 Med cruse (1976-1977). I enlisted July 1957 (17 yrs old) and retired May 1977. Have seen many places in this ol' world with NO regrets. Wish I could do it all over again!
Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 2:28 am.
Shipmate  GELPERIN, Jack
I served with VR-724 at NAS Glenview, Illinois.
Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at 1:00 pm.
Shipmate  EMMONS, AK Sharon "Stewart"
I served with VPU-1 (10/1988-06/1992) and NAS Brunswick, Maine (06/1992-06/1994). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 at 1:33 pm.
Shipmate  WOOD, Doyle
I served with VU-5 (08/1957-09/1959) as a JD1 plane captain.
Monday, August 08th, 2016 at 12:38 am.
Shipmate  CHIONG, AW2 Eric
I served with VP-22 (1986-1989) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Great Squadron! Worked my way from SS-2 to SS-1.
Friday, August 05th, 2016 at 10:56 pm.
Shipmate  HILL, Gary T.
I served with VAP-61 (04/1967) and flew aircrew 3rd seat with LCDR Snead and LT Johnny U as 2nd seat. Best tour I had. Loved NAS Agana, Guam and FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam (well maybe loved FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam is a bit strong)? Tom Foley taught me all I needed to make it through.
Friday, August 05th, 2016 at 4:14 pm.
Shipmate  KOLODZIEJ, Dennis
I served aboard NAS Sigonella, Sicily (03/1973-09/1974) and worked at NAF III - Transmitter Site as an ET and EM Club Shore Patrol, when it was temporarily relocated to the bake shop, while the Crater Club was being renovated.
Wednesday, August 03rd, 2016 at 9:59 am.
Shipmate  NELSON, PO1 W. T. "Watertight Nelson" Retired
I served with VP-2 in 1960 after a tour in the Blue Angels in NAS Pensacola, Florida. I left VP-2 in 1963 back for another tour with the Blue Angels. When tour was up in 1966 with Blue Angels I got orders to USS Constillation in San Diego, about a month before I was to leave the Blue Angels for San Diego I got a telegram to Report to NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania to Operation Pot Lid, (Top Secret Squadron), I discovered later I was one of twenty men chosen to develope monitering devices to be dropped by VO-67 along Ho Chi Min Trail in Viet-nam to moniter troop movement, we took five P2v'5s to Martin Mairetta near Johnsville to be modified with bullet proofing under oil cooled doors under the crews positions, after a few weeks we deployed to Howard Airforce base in Panama working jointly with The Green Beret's developing the gear, after that I went to VAQ-33 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, then went to VXE-6 Operation Deep Freeze for two tours, then to HT-18 at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida until retired in 1975 atter 18 an yrs and six months, kept getting PNA'd Passed but not advanced so retired with constructive time. Just Had a book published in April 2016 named "Water Tight" availe on my web site http://www.wtnelsonbook.com/, if ordered directly from me the hard back $22.00, if ordered from web site or Amazon, Google or Barns and Noble it is normally $26.50 to $29.99. Book has some interesting stories about my time in VP-2. I was Charlie Nances second mech for a while.
Wednesday, August 03rd, 2016 at 2:44 am.
Shipmate  DAVIS, AMCS Tim Retired
I served aboard NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1972-1976), Recruiting Command (1976-1978) at Indianapolis, Indiana, NARU (1978) at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VP-67 (1978-1982), VP-90 (1982-1987) at NAS Glenview, Illinois, VP-MAU (1987-1990) at NAS Brunswick, Maine, VP-90 (1990-1993), VP-60 (1993-1995) and retired in 1995 from NAS Glenview, Illinois shutting the base down as part of BRAC. I have worked as a FAA Safety Inspector from 1997 to Present as Manager, Air Carrier Support Branch, Greal Lakes Region Flight Standards Division. Navy was the best career ever, miss everyone, would do it again for free.
Tuesday, August 02nd, 2016 at 8:48 pm.
Shipmate  BULLOC, AMS2 Richard "Bull"
I served with VT-24 (1975-1978) at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas. I would like to hear from Kalon Schwartz.
Sunday, July 31st, 2016 at 2:43 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,840 [19JUN2016] through 18,860 [27JUL2016]

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