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2000's

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The 2017 VP-4 Reunion will be held at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA 22204 from Tues., August 22, 2017 to Sun., August 27, 2017. The details on tours and events are published on the association website at http://www.vp4association.com/reunion-information/2017-reunion/. Please contact Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) larry.hames@vp4association.com or (503) 688-9804 for additonal information..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) larry.hames@vp4association.com or (503) 688-9804 for additonal information..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) larry.hames@vp4association.com [24FEB2017]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The 2015 VP-4 Reunion will be held at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA from Wed., September 9, 2015 to Sun., September 13, 2015. The details on tours and events are published on the association website at http://www.vp4association.com/reunion-information/2015-reunion/. Please contact Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) larry.hames@vp4association.com or (503) 688-9804 for additonal information..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) larry.hames@vp4association.com [21DEC2014]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-4 All Hands Reunion will be held September 4th through the 8th, 2013 at the Double Tree Suites by Hilton, Seattle Airport/Southcenter. For information and to make Tour and Banquet reservations - visit http://www.militaryreunionplanners.com/vp4. Please contact Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) larry.hames@vp4association.com or (503) 688-9804 for additonal information..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) larry.hames@vp4association.com [21NOV2012]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-4 Veterans Association - Oct 13-16, 2011 - Riverside Crown Plaza Hotel, Jacksonville FL..." Contributed by ZAFRAN, Bob vpfourever@gmail.com [Updated 30JAN2011 | 12JAN2010]

UPDATE "...VP-4 All Hands Reunion will be held October 13th - 16th, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. Please contact Tom Rider at navy2@grandecom.net or 940-262-0228 or visit http://www.vp4association.com for more information..." Contributed by John Larson oriondriver1975@yahoo.com [13APR2011]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-4 P2V Officers Group Reunion - September 9 through 12, 2010 in Seattle, Washington..." Contributed by ZAFRAN, Bob vpfourever@gmail.com [12JAN2010]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-4/VP-4 Special Projects/VPU-2 2009 Reunion - October 29th - November 1st, 2009 - Fort Worth, TX - See: http://www.vp4association.com for further information..." Contributed by Richard HALE mcguyver@hawaii.rr.com [01MAR2009]
SEE: Squadron LogoVP-4 Veterans Association [Last Updated 01MAR2009]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-4 All Hands Reunion It will be on Oct 12-14, 2007 at the Crown Plaza hotel in San Diego, Ca. Contact Bill Broadwell at 619-713-2321 or go to http://www.vp4association.com/ for information on the reunion. It will be the 60th anniversary of continuous commissioned service of Patrol Squadron Four..." Contributed by John Larson oriondriver1975@yahoo.com [07FEB2007]
SEE: Squadron LogoVP-4 Veterans Association [Last Updated 07FEB2007]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...PB2Y Flying Boat Squadrons (VE-1, VP/VPB-1, VP-2, VPB-4, VP/VPB-13, VP/VPB-15, VP-23, VP-24, VP-71, VP/VPB-100, VP-102, VPB-104, VPB-200, FAW-2, FAW-3, FAW-14, VR-2 and VR-8) are having a Reunion. October 26-29, 2006 in Tucson, Arizona. Please contact Jeff Eden jeden@teamshoppremiums.com or (480)-767-1175 for further information..." Contributed by Bob Cooley robtcool@aol.com [05JUL2006]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-4 All Hands Reunion now in planning stages for Fall 2007 San Diego, CA. Contact http://www.vp4association.com and submit/update your Membership Application. Also, feel free to contact Steve "Andy" Andruszkewicz vp4reunion2005@aol.com VP-4 1961-63..." [09JAN2005]
SEE: Squadron LogoVP-4 Veterans Association [Last Updated 09JAN2005]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-4 All Hands Reunion, Portsmouth, VA August 4 thru 7, 2005. Contact Steve Andruszkewicz (818) 652-9942, email vp4reunion2005@aol.com..." Contributed by John Larson oriondriver1975@yahoo.com [09JAN2005]

UPDATE "...Reunion 2005 Portsmouth VA, August 4 to 7th. Registration Required! Shipmates, in order to book the Friday & Saturday Tours, we need to receive you Reunion 2005 Registration form by 24 June! If you have not submitted your form yet, please do so ASAP! Domo Arigato. if ya need the Registration form and Tour/Gold descriptions, email me or go to our web site (http://www.vp4association.com) and download it. Saturday evening will be especially occasional this year as we share in the uniting of VP-4 Combat Crew Two, led by then LT Claude Timmerman (PPC/PPMC) and LTjg John Kennedy (TACCO), NAS Cubi Point, Philippines Deployment 1977, with survivors of a Vietnamese refugee boat that they located, marked with smokes, and subsequently located and vectored a Japanese Cargo Carrier, the Alps Maru, to their location to their rescue and transport to Kobe Japan (eventually immigrating to the USA) on May 17, 1977!..." Contributed by ZAFRAN, Bob vpfourever@gmail.com [17JUN2005]
SEE: Squadron LogoVP-4 Veterans Association [Last Updated 07FEB2003]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-4 Veterans Association Reunion 2003 Announcement. SEE: http://www.vp4association.com and/or VP-4 Veterans Association WebSite http://www.vpnavy.org/vp4news.html for specifics!..." Contributed by John Larson oriondriver1975@yahoo.com [02DEC2002]

UPDATE "...The VP-4 Veterans Association reunion will be held at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, NV during the period 6-9 October 2003 for all former members of VP-4. Registration materials can be obtained from Arlene Ackermann, 4989 SE Hanson Circle, Stuart, FL 34997-1714 or online: VP4assoc@adelphia.net, Lefty Nordill Leftyn@aol.com or phone 702-255-1218 for more information..." Contributed by John Larson oriondriver1975@yahoo.com [07FEB2003]
SEE: Squadron LogoVP-4 Veterans Association [Last Updated 17JUN2005]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...For more info on the May 2001, Pensacola, Fl reunion, you can email the following address: vp4reunion@aol.com or call the hotline at 405-321-0287. You can also write to Steve Andruszkewicz at 13115 Le Parc #35, Chino Hills, Ca 91709. Steve will be the contact person for the reunion. Latest news can be found on the VP-4 Veterans Association WebSite: http://www.vp4association.com..." Contributed by John Larson oriondriver1975@yahoo.com [06OCT2000]
SEE: Squadron LogoVP-4 Veterans Association [Last Updated 27MAY2001]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-4 Veterans Association biannual Pensacola Reunion will be held May 18, 19 & 20, 2001 at the Bay Beach Inn in Gulf Breeze, FL. Contact George Rogers Georgrs@aol.com for details. If you are not receiving snail or email VP-4 Veterans Association Newsletters, contact Steve Andruszkewicz at sgpa2zfmly@aol.com. Check out the NEW VP-4 Veterans Association web site http://www.vp4association.com..." Contributed by Bob Zafran vpfourever@gmail.com [Updated 20FEB2000]
SEE: Squadron LogoVP-4 Veterans Association [Last Updated 08APR2001]


1990's

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...Several VP-4 sailors from the late Naha/Early NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii era are planning an informal get-together in Myrtle Beach, SC Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 17/18/19, 1999. If interested, contact me by e-mail for details..." Contributed by John Humfleet jhfleet2@bellsouth.net [24AUG99]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-4 Shipmates all eras - see the current VP-4 Veterans Association Newsletter and Registration Form. I have been getting lots of email "user unknown" messages, so please reply ASAP. Please contact me if you have any questions. Pensacola is happening!...Steve "Andy" Andruszkewicz '61-'63 sgpa2zfmly@aol.com or sgpa2zfmly@aol.com..." [31JUL99]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "02OCT98--VP-4 will be celebrating a very special reunion next year. It will be the 50th anniversary since the original squadron, VP-4D14 was formed. It will also be the 50th anniversary since the squadron changed its designator to "VP" and its insignia to the "Skinny Dragons". We are trying to get the aircraft that the squadron has flown since WW II to come to the reunion. The reunion will be in Reno, Nv on Oct 2-4,1998. If you are a former member of VP-4 or its predecessor, VP-144. Please pass the word to former squadronmates about the reunion. My email is oriondriver1975@yahoo.com...John Larson"

UPDATE "...Congradulations to anyone involved in planning or setting up the VP-4 Reunion. It was great. Can't believe it was 39 years since I saw some of my Shipmates. What a great squadron we were lucky enough to serve in...Jerry Yellen 57/59 YD-8 louietuna@aol.com..." [21NOV98]

UPDATE "...I got back from the VP-4 50th anniversary reunion this past weekend...It was good to see old shipmates from 24 years ago. Jump on over to "VP-4 Reunion Newsletter" for a complete wrap up of events..." Contributed by John Larson oriondriver1975@yahoo.com [09OCT98]

UPDATE "...Gloria & I both had a great time at the VP-4 Reno '98 Reunion held October 1st through the 4th. Bob & Ocean Zafran, Mel & Carol Mitchell, and Bob & Jeri Kessler all did fantastic jobs of creating a memorable experience. The Peppermill Hotel was a pleasure to stay at, regardless of the $150 we left at the tables. Thanks to all the Shipmates who contributed to the event. A special kudos to Rich Douglas for the history book he put together for us. It was a joy to see so many Shipmates and their wives gathered together. I was also good to see so many of the P-3 era join in. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. See you in 2K, when & wherever...Steve "Andy" Andruszkewicz sgpa2zfmly@aol.com..." [08OCT98]

UPDATE "...I just came back from the VP-4 Reunion in Reno. Met up with JJ Clements, Pete Vanbrussell, Henry "OZ" Osborne, Bob "BO" Flanagan and Les Autry. Back in July, I also met up with AT1 Mike Ruisch. The next Reunion is most likely going to held in Pensacola Florida, although the final decision has yet to be confirmed. It will be held in the year 2000 and I am hoping to contact anyone from the 79 to 82 era that is willing to go. I will be keeping a running list of anyone that e mails me their address or point of contact. Once the final details are hashed out, I will help to spread the word. The Reunion in Reno (over 300 showed) was attended by mostly the P2V guys and it would be great to have a good mix of P2V and P-3 guys at the next Reunion. If anyone has any informaton that can lead me to AW1 Lee "Baby" Woolson, AX1 Robert Bosch, AO1 Richard Dimas or FE Dave Pope, let me know. Flying with the crews in VP-4 was one of the best parts of my life. Hope to hear from others and maybe see you in Pensacola in the year 2000...Jess Juarez NoDonut@pacbell.net..." [06OCT98]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "00OCT98--VP-4 (SKINNY DRAGONS): OCTOBER `98, Reno, NV. Contact Bob Zafran vpfourever@gmail.com, 7150 Via Corona San Jose, CA 95139-1134 408-972-0269 (Eves)-2939, (408) 266-6249"

UPDATE "...Dear WESTPACer's. I have found Tessie of Tessie' Geduck in the VP Hanger in Cubi Pt. We are going to invite her to our VP-4 reunion next year. Does anyone know if she was given any kind of award or recognition from the US Navy for contribution or services before Cubi was shut down,that she provided to the Men and Women of the VP Navy while deployed to the Philippines. Please let me know if she received anything. If she didn't then maybe the Great SKINNY DRAGONS will have to award her something. John Larson oriondriver1975@yahoo.com..."


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