VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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ShipmateVT-23 ShipmatesShipmate

BRUMLEY, AMS3 Isaac ibrumley@msn.com "...I served with VT-23 (01/1973-12/1976)..." [31AUG2014]

BUNTING, Jim valkyrierider99@aol.com "...I was in VT-23 in 1981-83. I am looking for a couple squadron patches from VT-23 and the T2-c Buckeye aircraft. If anyone can help please email me at the address given. Thanx..." [30JUN2001]

FITZGERALD, John E. fitzgerald@pisp.net "...I was in VP-17 from 1980 to 1984 which was the best time of my very short Naval Career. Made the 1980 and 1983 NAS Cubi Point, Philippines deploymnents After VP-17 I went to VT-7 at NAS Meridian, was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and subsequently given a medical retirement. After which I went to school attaining an MS degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. Would love to hear from anyone who served in VP-17 when I did, and especially you ground pounders. "We the few have done so much,with so little for so long, that we are now qualified to do anything with nothing!" (Sign in Airframes, Circa 1983)...VT-23 NAS Kingsville was my first duty station (77-80) where I spent most of my time in Phase Crew on Mid Check. Then I was off to VP-17 (80-84) where I had some of the best times of my short career. Then I went to VT-7 in NAS Meridian (84-86) where I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and medically retired. I have since lost most of my sight, but I have also managed to attain an associated in Business Administration, a Bachelor's in Human Services Counseling, and a Master's in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and am job hunting..." [BIO Updated 15AUG2000 | 28JUN2000]

FLEDDERMAN, CPO Ronald C. Retired rcfled@aol.com "...I served with the Navy Motion Picture Service (NMPS) at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Naval Correspondence Course Center (NCCC) at Brooklyn and Scotia, New York, VP-7 (1960-1963) NAS Brunswick, Maine and NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VW-4 (1964-1966) at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR then changed NAS Jacksonville, Florida, NS Charleston, SC (1966-1970), VQ-2 (1970-1974) at NS Rota, Spain, VT-23 (1974-1966) and retired from Naval Service..." [28MAY2015]

GOSA, AMCS Johnny M. "Mike" Retired jmgosa@hotmail.com "...I served with AIMD at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1967), VP-45 (1970-1971), VP-48 (1971-1973) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-19 (1984-1987), VT-23, VT-24, VT-31, VR-24, VRC-30, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, CTW3 Staff at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas and retired in 1991..." [E-Mail Updated 02MAY2013 | 20JUN2003]

GRUBBS, Curtis curtis_fg@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-46 from August 1971 to May 1974. I was assigned to the AE shope and I also spent a lot of time in AIMD both at NAS Moffett Field, California and at NAS Iwakuni, Japan during the cruise from August 1973 to January 1974. I transferd to NAS Kingsville, TX in May of 1974 and was assigned to the electric shope in VR-23. I was injured in May 1975 and never recovered in time so I was Medically discharged in February 1977. I would love to make contact with some of the guys that I served with. It was a great time of my live, and I thank CDR Wycoff, where ever he may be, for incouraging me to get my GED while in NAS Iwakuni, Japan on our cruse from January 1972 to August 1972. I have since received my BS from Abilene Christian University and will soon complete my MA at the University of Illinois at Springfield. I am currently working for Bridgestone/Firestone Tire and Rubber as a Controls Engineer. I would not be where I am today if it were not for the great men that suported me and got me through my formative years--ha-ha. Thanks to Larry Zieminski, my Rigger Buddy, my first true friend in VP-46, for pointing me to this sight..." [22JUN2000]

HOWELL, Gary Retired dlbgkh@aol.com "...I served with VT-27 (12/1965-07/1968) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas flying TS-2A, Aviation Safety (09/1968-11/1970) as NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, VP-94 (11/1970), VP-92 (10/1972-03/1976), VA-176 at NAS Oceana, VA, USS America (CV-66), CAG-6 (09/1977-02/1979) USS Independence (CV-62), VT-23 at NAS Kingsville, Texas, VP-9 at NAS Moffett Field, California with two deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and retired July 1984. I now live Dallas area as Vice President of a Traffic Control Company..." [22APR2016]

JOHNSON, Ed ej@aiinc.com "...I was in VT-21 1975-1977, VT-23 1997-1979, VP-1 1980-1986, VX-1 1986-1989, VAQ-33 1989-1990, VPU-2 1990-1995, AIMD NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii 1995-1995, and retired from VFA-125 DET Fallon, 1995-31 Mar 1997. I am a retired Mech Chief, and was a P-3 Flight Engineer for 14 years, (VP-31 Class of 82)..." WebSite: http://www.AIINC.com/ [02JUN98]

KINGSLAND, Arthur J funtime@dave-world.net "...I was in VP-47 in 60-61 and we did have a great time. WE did have afew things happen. Like one of our boats run into a buoy and cart wheel. And good old E. L. Williams, AM1 put it back together. I have a old plack that shows a goose riding a bomb down to the sea from VP-47...Duty 2-1-56 USNR, 2-2-57 Active 2-3-57 VR-8, 1-2-58 VR-7, 1-1-59 USS Norton Sound AVM1, 12-59 VP-47, 1-62 VT-23, 65-66 uss currtuck AV 7 and in 1976 I retired AMH2. I also was in the sea bees for the last 10 years SW2..." [03AUG98]

KNOWLIN, Tredith tknowlin@cox.net "...I am looking for some old friends from VT-21, VT-22 and VT-23 from 1984-1986. Ursula Williams and friends - 757-461-3675..." [19JAN2005]

KOBZIAK, Ted (Ski) Retired ri2az@msn.com "...I served with VW-11 from June 1960 till Dec.1963. I got there as AMS2 left as a AMS1. I made 2 dets to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I enjoyed this tour on the Rock. VW-11 was great duty. I left VW-11 to VT-23 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. Left there in 1966 for a 3 year tour with VX-6 in NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I made 2 tours to the Ice and the last year in CHI CHi. Imade chief in VX-6 in 1967. I then left there for NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I made E-8 in 1971. I then left NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island in 1973 for VP-44. I retired in1976. I went back to R.I. to work for the Post Office retiring in 1999. I now reside in Mesa, AZ..." [15JAN2003]

KREZMAN, John T. jtkrezman@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VT-23 NAS Kingsville, Texas from December 13, 1966 thru November 4 1969. Was the flight line control coorinator, the assignment that was invented by myself, Allen Mattox and Gordon Frazer. We were all ADJ2 petty officers. I also won the award of Blue Jacket of the month at VT-23. We all had a great time there. Especially during those years and times. We serviced and flew the F9F-8T and F9FA Cougar. Thanks to all the people of NAS Kingsville, Texas and VT-23 for helping me on my way in life..." [10AUG2004]

LANGFORD, Mike fishn_100@hotmail.com "...I served with VT-23 from 1972 through 1975 in Kingsville, Tx. I worked in the powerplant shop working on the T-2C Buckeye J-85 jet engines..." [12MAR2002]

LeBLANC, David david.leblanc2@icloud.com "...I served with VP-9 (1963-1966), NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1967-1970), VP-47 (1970-1974), VT-23 (1974-1976) and NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts (1976-1981)..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 07MAY2024 | 06FEB98]

MASSE, Dick dickmasse@comcast.net "...I served in the Navy from 1965 until 1972 in both VT-23 after recieving my wings at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas for 1 year and then with VP-10 until 1972. I was a TACCO stationed in NAS Brunswick, Maine. I had several deployments to NAS Bermuda, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NS Rota, Spain. I was a LT(jg) at the time and in charge of the Aviation Equipment Branch as well. I would like to find a Shipmate of mine who went thru training with me. I believe he was in VP-49 after graduation. His name is George Hemmerle..." [19JAN2016]

PARSONS, AE Alan pparsons5438@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-23 at NAS Kingsville, Texas from 1974 to 1978 and the USS America (CVA/CV-66) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia..." [30MAY2011]

PARSONS, YN Polly (Schmidt) pparsons5438@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-23 at NAS Kingsville, Texas from 1975 to 1977. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [30MAY2011]

TALBOTT, ADJ3 Russ Free4Lance@aol.com "...1965 Boot Camp Company 110 San Diego, Calif. 1965 / 1967 Naval Air Training Comand VT23 Kingsville, Texas trying to locate the guys from the different shops or the Flight line. Have posted your pics on this web page http://www.military.com/HomePage/UnitCreatedPage/0,11003,202798,00.html. 1967 / 1969 Naval Air Station Kenitra, Morocco (Crash and Rescue) I've created this web page with your pics and stories..." [08AUG2001]

YAREMCHUK, PO1 Nick Jr. Retired nickyarem1725@yahoo.com "...I served aboard the USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) (1967-1968), A School (1968), VXN-8 (1968-1971), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland TAD AIMD, USS Guam (LPH-9) (1971-1972), B School (1972), VP-30 (1973-1976) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland / NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-45 (1976-1980) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, OMD (1980-1983) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, VP-44 (1983-1986) at NAS Brunswick, Maine, VT-23 (1986-1987) at NAS Kingsville, Texas, Training Air Wing Four Contracts (1987-1989) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and retired November 1989..." [E-Mail Updated 20SEP2015 | E-Mail Updated 03MAY2015 | E-Mail Updated 23MAR2013 | E-Mail Updated 23SEP2011 | E-Mail Updated 21JUL2010 | 17MAY2009]

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