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Shipmate  BRAITHWAITE, Ambassador (Rear Admiral) Kenneth J. Retired
I served in VP-17 “the White Lightnings” from 1986 to 1988 under the leadership of Commander White and Commander Baas. I also served at Patrol Wing Two under Commodore Dan Oliver. I went on to serve aboard USS America CV-66, commanded Navy Combat Camera Atlantic 193 out of NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania deploying to Iraq in 2003 and later to Pakistan and Afghanistan in 2005-2006 with Joint Forces Command. I retired from the Navy as a Rear Admiral in 2011 after serving as the first Navy Vice Chief of Information. After a successful private sector career predominately in healthcare, I most recently served as the 31st Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway from 2017 to 2019 and then as the 77th Secretary of the Navy from 2020 to 2021. I would welcome hearing from those I had the honor to serve with.
11/14/2021 10:21 AM
Shipmate  MORTIMER, AZ2 Greg
I served with VP-64 (1988-1992) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.
10/29/2021 10:52 PM
Memorial  SHEPARD, James Howard
My dad, James Howard Shepard, served aboard the USS Hamlin (AV-15) with the Construction Battalion. 61st Naval Construction Battalion. He received the American Theatre, Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation (2 Stars), Asiatic-Pacific Area 1 Star, Point System.
Janice Shepard Merritt
10/25/2021 7:38 AM
Shipmate  CORKREAN, AM2 Robert c/o Son Jack Corkrean
Dad served with FASRON-120 (1952-1953) at NAF Oppama, Japan, USS Oriskany (CV-34) (1953-09/1955) and FASRON-8 (09/1955). My father who is alive and well at 88 years young and would love to hear from former Shipmates.
10/17/2021 9:51 AM
E-Mail Updated  SHEALY, AMS3 Harry
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
10/1/2021 5:35 PM
E-Mail Updated  BLANKENSHIP, AT1 Carl
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
9/29/2021 12:05 AM
Shipmate  BUTLER, AMS2 John
I served with VX-8 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and VAQ-33 (1970-1971) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (had no planes and an old hanger we fixed). Finally got 4-TA4F, 2-A3, 1-C121 and 1-F4. First to paint the Firebird insignia. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
9/20/2021 10:25 AM
Shipmate  BAZILE, Richard
I served with VP-24 (1969-1971) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland working in the "Line Shack." I would appreciate any informataion on any future Reunions.
9/8/2021 7:13 PM
Shipmate  CONERS, PO3 Doug
I served with VP-64 (1980-1983) alive and well.
9/7/2021 4:52 PM
Shipmate  LONG, Lawrence
I served with VP-65 (07/1989-07/1993) at NAS Point Mugu, California TAD to AIMD. looking for Norma DeJesus.
9/6/2021 11:47 AM
Shipmate  LEWIS, AE1 Greggory Retired
I served with VQ-1 (1973-1976) TAD to AIMD and VP-45 (1980-1983) working in the AE shop and Quality Assurance. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
9/4/2021 7:02 PM
Shipmate  MAZZUCHI, James
I served with VP-31 (late 1980's) at NAS Moffett Field, California and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii.
8/24/2021 12:04 PM
Shipmate  RUTHERFORD, AMS Robert
I served with VXN-8 (1977-1979). First time l ever seen snow was at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Side Job - All- Navy Wrestling.
8/19/2021 2:33 AM
Memorial  CLARK, ADR3 Paul
My Father, Paul Clark ADR3 served with VU-2 (1952-1954) as a Plane Captain F8F #40). I know he was at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island when he was discharged in May of 1954 and he spent some time in Porto Rico, but I don’t know where. Does anyone have pictures of the F8Fs in VU-2 or know if they were multi colored as the JDs? My dad could not remember. He passed away November of 2013. I would love to hear from anyone that served with him.
Daniel Clark
8/18/2021 9:10 PM
E-Mail Updated  EDWARDS, Stan
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
8/15/2021 7:47 PM
Shipmate  LEBA, Ronald James
I served with ZX-11 at NAS Key West, Florida. I flew and maintained the blimps. Looking for fellow Shipmates Tom River, etc. I just celebrated my 83 Birthday!
7/25/2021 10:59 AM
Shipmate  WILLIAMS, AW2 Emmett W. Jr. "Chuck"
I served with VP-49 (1968-1970). Joined them at NS Sangley Point, Philippines after finishing SERE School.
7/22/2021 3:31 PM
Guestbook Entries 19,300 [07JUL2021] through 19,320 [00JUL2021]

Notice  Lawrence (Larry) Wrenn - When my father died, I never got to really talk to him about his time in the Navy. I’m hoping someone out there knows someone who could maybe tell me some stories and share some memories of my dad. My father Lawrence (Larry) Wrenn served from September 20,1967 until September 17, 1971 out of VP-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I really hope some how I can make a connection to someone who served with him.
Rob Wrenn
7/7/2021 6:39 PM
Shipmate  LARSON, AME2 Robert Bruce
I served with VP-26 (01/1966) at NAS Brunswick, Maine. It snowed so deep we would jump from the third story window in to it!
LARSON, AME2 Robert Bruce cjlarson27@gmail.com "...I served with VP-26 (01/1966) at NAS Brunswick, Maine. It snowed so deep we would jump from the third story window in to it!..." [07JUL2021]
E-Mail Updated  KYSER, AT1 David P.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
6/30/2021 11:08 AM
Shipmate  HENSLEY, Jay
I served with VP-24 (03/1975-11/1977) in the AT Shop. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
6/30/2021 10:01 AM
Shipmate  GREGG, AT3 Tom
I served with VXE-6 (1970-1973). I crewed aboard BUNO: 148320, BUNO: 148318 and BUNO: 148321. I was aboard 318 during crash and burn at Willy Field and aboard 321 during crash at D59 in East Antarctica.
6/23/2021 6:46 PM
Shipmate  HUNT, AT3 Cris
I served with VP-30 (1973) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (attended P-3 FRAMP and O and I level schools) and VP-23 at NAS Brunswick, Maine I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
6/22/2021 8:10 AM
Shipmate  NORBURY, AE2 Johnnie E.
I served with VP-26 (1969-1972) with a deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland where learned 3 handed Pinochle with AE3 Foucth and AD2 Newcomer. Friends with AN Greenway. AEC Felton was shop Chief we deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and I was assigned to Unitos Dos for a trip around S America. AOC Roger Clark was set CPO and I was one of two AE’s Dan Williams the other. Became good friends with Lucient McKee and wife Harriet. Good times and good friends. I get to reminisce at times wishing to be back in that environment.
6/18/2021 1:25 PM
Shipmate  KYLE, David L.
I served with VP-7 (1956-05/1959) NAS Brunswick, Maine. A good friend was Dave Massing from Pacifica, Ca.
5/30/2021 7:10 PM
Shipmate  FOELLER, AX1 Steve
I served with the Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) (1973-1976) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland flying as IFT, VP-56 (1976-1980) with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Bermuda flying in the IFT position. On the NAS Keflavik, Iceland deployment I was the graveyard Electronics Shop lead and on the NAS Bermuda deployment I was the NATOPS evaluator. While with the Dragons it was my privilege to work with some of the most accomplished people that I have ever known. I would really enjoy hearing from my brothers.
5/29/2021 3:41 PM
Mishaps  VP-31 Mishap - May 26th, 1972
LT Thomas Brunk was the pilot of the ill fated VP-31 (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends May 26, 1972) training flight that disappeared while training off the coast of California, May 26, 1972. No evidence or wreckage was ever found. This week end marks 49 years since that fateful day. I visited Tom’s marker in Arlington national cemetery. Please help me remember these 12 Naval aviators who gave their lives in service to their country.
Janet Brunk Ehlers
5/28/2021 4:46 PM
Shipmate  BENNETT, LCDR R. Lee
I served (Active Duty) with VP-67 (1971-1974) at NAS Memphis, Tennessee.
5/26/2021 4:22 PM
Memorial  BRYANT, PO2 John Randolph
Dad served from 12/1954-1958. Mom remembers Dad serving aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39) and USS Ticonderoga (CV-14). We also found some films Dad took - if anyone recognizes any part of them - we would sure love to hear from you. They can be found on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQG9Ui5aSOY and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsWEx7G_Veg. I would like to hear from any of Dad's former Shipmates.
John Bryant
5/22/2021 9:54 PM
Memorial  LaFRANCHI, Ray A.
My dad, Ray A. LaFranchi, served aboard the USS Wright (AV-1) from probably early 1942 - 1945 or 1946. He joined the Navy right after Pearl Harbor. I don’t know his squadron, but I know he had service stars. I think 2. I believe he worked with radio or Morse code. He didn’t talk much about his service time, so I don’t know a whole lot. He had photos when he had shore leave in the South Pacific. My dad passed away March 5, 2008.
Anita LaFranchi
5/19/2021 7:56 PM
Memorial  CHESTNUT, CDR Lawrence Jr. "Larry"
My Father, Lawrence Chestnut Jr., passed away April 15th, 2021. He proudly served his country for 21 years in the U S. Navy and in the Naval Reserves retiring as a commander in 1977. Dad graduated from the Naval Training Command in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas in 1957. He was a pilot with VP-56 and served during the Vietnam Conflict and was a Cold War Warrior flying numerous anti-submarine warfare missions in such aircraft as the PBM-5 Mariner, the P2V Neptune and others in the late 1950's early 60's. He served alongside Pete Stiller.
Larry Chestnut
5/8/2021 9:01 PM
Shipmate  McMICHAEL, AT1 David
I served with VP-1 (06/1963-07/1972) with two WestPac deployments including a detachment to Tan San NAF Tan Son Nhut, South Vietnam.
5/4/2021 3:02 PM
Shipmate  TINES, Gayle
I served with VP-56 (1956-1958) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I flew with Crew-2. John Scahill was the Plane Captain.
4/22/2021 3:18 PM
E-Mail Updated  HANNA, AW2 William R.
I attended AWA School in NAS Memphis, Tennessee (06/1968) and served with VP-56 (1969-06/1972) with two deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. VP-56 was first squadron to receive P-3C aircraft. Got married two days before second deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Still married to same girl -- 50 years in November. I would love to hear from former Shipmates.
4/13/2021 7:58 PM
Shipmate  SCHMALBECK, AZ2 Kenneth G.
I served with VP-65 (03/1971-12/1972) and NAS Glenview, Illinois (12/1967-03/1971).
4/13/2021 11:19 AM
E-Mail Updated  HOWARD, Ralph W.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
/10/2021 11:01 PM,
E-Mail Updated  SCALESE, AT2 Thomas J.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
4/10/2021 9:25 PM
Guestbook Entries 19,260 [05SEP2020] through 19,280 [22MAR2021]

Shipmate  GUARINO, Angelo "Skip"
I served with VAH-21 (08/1968-06/1969) Project Trim in NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I also worked at engine rebuild shop NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Great group of guys, and enjoyed all the Reunions that I have attended.
3/22/2021 11:48 AM
Shipmate  SUAREZ, Martin
I served with VP-45 with a deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I flew with CAC-7 during deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1981-1982).
3/11/2021 11:09 PM
E-Mail Updated  BURRELL, AWC Garold F.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
3/5/2021 5:15 PM
Shipmate  RILEY, John
I served with VP-1 (1974- 1976) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii.
3/4/2021 5:50 PM
Memorial  SUSOL, AMM1 Ferdinand Francis Shipmate Pix>
My Father in Law, Ferdinand Francis Susol, served with VD-1, CASU-(F)41 and FAW-14. He received the World War II Victory Medal, Air Crew Insignia (3 Stars), Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal (2 Stars), American Theater Medal, Air Medal, Naval Unit Commendation, Philippine Liberation and Good Conduct Medal.
Brenda Susol
2/20/2021 6:07 PM
Shipmate  MURRAY, Kenneth Lee
I was in the first group that left VAW-11 from NAS North Island, San Diego, California. We sailed aboard the USS Hancock in July 1959 to NAS Agana, Guam and formed VAW-13. I was a plane captain at the time. When the second ship, USS Midway, arrived in NAS Agana, Guam with three more AD-5W's, some of us went aboard the Midway and sailed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines for reconnaissance. If I recall, we were there for about six months. After our squadron returned to NAS Agana, Guam, my service time was up and I was sent to Treasure Island, CA for discharge. This was a great experience for a young man.
2/19/2021 5:21 PM
Shipmate  THYNE, AX3 Michael F.
I served with VP-22 (1970-1974). Had fun with the Blue Geese traveling from NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to NAS Adak, Alaska then back to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan with sojourns to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Midway Island for the Kamchatka shot along with Kodiak following the Vladivostok fleet trailing its coats all over the pacific. Then back to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan to finish up the Nam war. Quiet time for 6 months then back to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines for a "quiet deployment." Then we were off to U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand on the way to a quaint island called NSF Diego Garcia. From whence we traveled to a unique place called Bandar Abbas Iran. Trailing the Russian Indian Ocean Squadron. Lather rinse repeat. Got out in May of 74 went back to college and got an engineering degree. Worked for Cessna, Martin Marietta, Ball Aerospace, Gates Learjet and finished up with Lockheed Martin. Now I just chase cattle and pull calves as required.
2/19/2021 1:29 AM
Shipmate  CONIGLIO, Carl J.
I served with VP-931 and VP-57 (1950-1954).
2/15/2021 9:33 AM
Shipmate  DICKENS, AT1 William P. Retired
I served with VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida aboard the P2V and P-3A as a Radio Operator and VAW-78 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia.
2/11/2021 7:45 PM
Shipmate  SMITH, PT2 Bruce T. Shipmate Pix
I served with VP-18 (12//1966-1968) but was on the Unitas IX deployment to South America when we received notice that the squadron was being disestablished and everybody would be gone when we got back to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I also served on several deployments to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and occassionally took pictures on reconnaisance missions.
2/10/2021 6:57 PM
Shipmate  CADMUS, AMS1 Don
I served with VP-47 (1984-1989). I was a FE assigned to Crew-5.
2/4/2021 1:24 PM
E-Mail Updated  FOWLER, AE2 David B.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
1/27/2021 3:35 AM
Shipmate  LOHBAUER, AO2 Rich
I served with VP-8 (1977-1981). I flew with Crew 5 and 6.
1/27/2021 12:40 AM
Shipmate  JONES, ATN3 Robert "Bob"
Attended basic training in NAS Norfolk, Virginia / NAS North Island, San Diego, California, shore duty at NS Rota, Spain, VR-24 (1968-1972) and VF-32. I had many, many adventures in southern Spain and served in the Mediterranean during the middle eastern crisis, at that time. Went all over Europe and to Denmark - it was the adventure of a life time.
1/22/2021 5:58 PM
E-Mail Updated  WARMACK, PH1 JD
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
1/22/2021 1:32 PM
Shipmate  HALL, William J.
I served with VP-49 (05/196708/1969) with deployments to NAS Bermuda / NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and (WestPac) NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I flew with Crew-11 and then Crew-3 for the WestPac deployment.
1/16/2021 8:22 AM
Shipmate  GREER, Rickey D.
I served with VP-8 (1972-1975) and retired from the navy in 1994 from VAQ-129 out of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington.
1/9/2021 3:12 PM
Shipmate  COHN, AO3 Leslie
I served with VP-48K-1 (1967–1973) at NAS Olathe, Kansas.
1/3/2021 7:26 PM
Shipmate  STIVERS, CPO Dorsie "Ben" Retired
I served with VT-7 (1969-1971) at NAS Meridian, Mississippi, VT-19 (1971), Heavy One (1971-1973), VP-24 (1973-1975) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VT-7 (1975-1978) at NAS Meridian, Mississippi, VP-4 (1978-1981) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VX-1 (1981-1984) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-49 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida where I made Chief on det to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and retired in 1989. Stayed in aviation, going to work 1992 for US Customs P3s until 2018. Living in Lake City Florida.
12/27/2020 1:08 PM
Notice  My dad, Harold J. Manselle (Jim) served in the Black Cat Squadron 12 (VP-12). He had a best friend pilot nicknamed “Red,” who took my father on many daring flights. One of which my father had to rescue him from while landing, because the plane missed the rubber band upon landing on the USS Wright (AV-1) flight deck, and “Red” was falling into the ‘drink’ and my dad had to clutch the strap with one hand and “Red’s” flight jacket with the other while hanging on for dear life as the flight deck crew rescued the plane from falling over the side of the ship. I would dearly love to know what “Red’s” real name was. My father was a radioman on the PBY. He was serving at Pearl Harbor on the day of the Japanese bombing raid. His squadron earned the Presidential Unit citation while he was with them.
Connie Manselle
12/14/2020 11:11 PM
Guestbook Entries 19,260 [05SEP2020] through 19,280 [11DEC2020]

E-Mail Updated  PAPE, Pat
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
12/10/2020 10:40 AM
Shipmate  HOWARD, TD2R Terris C.
I served with FAETUPAC (1953-01/1955) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I was a simulator instructor.
12/8/2020 6:47 PM
Shipmate  JUDKINS, AO3 Michael P.
I served with VP-44 (1971-1972). I was AO aboard LM-11 with LT Veasey (pilot), LT Poole (co-pilot), Chief Fish (FE), LCDR Blienaut (Tactical Coordinator), Rocky Hudson, Rich Graff and Claud Coffman. I would appreciate any help on how to find the tail number of that aircraft. The first four would be 1521 but I have not been able to find a picture or a way to research what the last two were. Also would like to connect with AO3 R.L. Rodriguez as I still have his pocket watch that he asked me to pick up from island watch repair on Bailey Island, Maine, as he was discharged and went home to the Miami area before it was ready. Joe Redman, I think that I knocked on your door In Gunnison just a few days after you left in 1974.
11/29/2020 7:32 PM
Shipmate  ROGERS, AMS2 James E.
I served with VP-31 (05/1972-10/1975). I worked in the Line Division, Calendar Inspection & Airframes and Corrosion Control. I miss the Navy and my time in service and would like to hear from former Shipmates.
11/26/2020 5:10 PM
Shipmate  BOGDANSKI, PR2 Leonard J.
I served with VU-10 (02/1960-09/1961) at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
11/14/2020 5:57 PM
Shipmate  PLUMMER, AT2 Forrest Ben
I was a four year active duty sailor form October 1954 until August 1958. Was ready reserve during Cuban Crisis. I attended Boot Camp at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, Aviation Prep School at NAS Norman, Oklahoma, AT-A school at NAS Millington, Tennessee, NAS Hutchinson, Kansas, FASRON-118 at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, VP-4 Electronics Crew Chief - P2V-3 trade planes and upgrade to P2V-5F. Set Base Radio (CW). Went to base radio to quit flying, 3 mo before leaving NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. How low did we fly? After station to pilot - “Commander I think we’re a little low we’re sucking water in the after station). Great times and I’ m still here. Separated Treasure Island, CA.
10/30/2020 12:43 PM
Shipmate  BOSS, PT3 Micael
Attended PT A School (09/1963) at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver Colorado, VAP-61, NAS Agana, Guam, TAD to FICPACFAC at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, Commander Carrier Division Staff and USS Bennington (CV-20). After separation I obtained a bachelor's degree in industrial safety then a number graduate courses and schooling in medical imaging, medical legal death investigation and forensic photography. During my working life I worked in the public sector, a staff member in consulting engineering offices and as a private consultant for federal government construction.
10/26/2020 6:58 PM
E-Mail Updated  CHILDERS, AT2 Bill
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
10/24/2020 5:37 PM
Shipmate  TURNER, Robert
I served with the Royal Australian Air Force (1965-1967 based at RAAF Base Richmond in New South Wales – RAAF Richmond was then the home of No 11 Squadron. At that time I was employed as a clerk in the Base Operations/Flight Planning section, so knew all the movements of aircraft on the base.
10/22/2020 2:55 AM
Memorial  FOX, AOMAC1 Jack C.
My Grandfather AOMAC1 Jack C. Fox was a bombardier with VP-54/VPB-54. His flight book records dates from March 1944 to August 1945. He rarely spoke of his time in the Pacific, however he started sharing recently, until his passing this March. We wish we had more time with him. My family wishes to honor all of you and yours.
Jeffrey Kalick
10/16/2020 11:12 AM
Shipmate  BOON, LCDR John R. Retired
VP-64, CAC12. Check in as an AWAA October 1980 and left as an AW2 in January 1986 for AOCS. Completed AOCS May 1986 and entered flight school NAS Millington, Tennessee for primary (T34 Turbo Mentor) flight training. Transferred to NAS Kingsville, Texas October 1986 for intermediate (T2C Buckeye) flight training. May 1987 started advance strike training (TA4J). Winged January 1988. Checked in VA-42 NAS Oceana, VA for A6E Intruder RAG. Transferred to Attack Squadron 85 Black Falcons. Embarked 1989-1991 on the USS America CV66. September 1991 -January 1995 Advance Strike instructor at NAS Meridian, MS. Detached regular Navy and Joined VA-52 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania flying C-9’s. Retired LCDR from the Navy November 1999. I am currently on my 26 year flying internationally for UPS as a Captain B747-8F.
10/15/2020 9:33 AM
Shipmate  ETOLL, Daniel J.
I served with VP-1 (1971-1972) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam.
10/14/2020 6:04 PM
Shipmate  PHINNEY, YNCS(AW/SW) Mike
I served with VP-40 (11/1990-11/1993).
10/13/2020 8:41 PM
Shipmate  GOLDING, James Milan
Attended Basic Training (09/1945) at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, Combat Air Crewman School (on tbm Torpedo Bomberat) at NAS Norman, Oklahoma, Aviation Ordnanceman Training at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and to VPB-204 at NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. I flew as a PBM-3 Bombardier Gunner (bow turret). LCDR McGEARRY was my pilot. I am now 93 and still flying (Cessna 172) and am building my own amphibian.
9/25/2020 4:41 PM
E-Mail Updated  SULLIVAN, LCDR John V. Jr. Retired
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
9/20/2020 10:26 AM
Shipmate  KELLEY, AMM3 Jack
I served with VX-2 (1946-1948) at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia.
9/16/2020 5:11 PM
Mishaps  VP-50 MISHAP (March 21st, 1991)
This is former 1stLt Gregory Yeager, USMCR. I was LT(jg) Ned Metcalf’s Fam partner in advanced multi engine flight school in 1989. He was a thoroughly decent individual and a credit to the Navy in this jaded Jarhead’s eyes. I remember reading about this horrible mishap (SEE: VP-50 In Memorial for lost friends - March 21st, 1991) offshore of San Diego in the Stars and Stripes when I was still stationed in Okinawa. I’m sorry I didn’t contact y’all before. He was a good guy and should be remembered with honor and grace. Eternal Father, strong to save, remember me to him and tell him of my gratitude and glad memories.
Gregory Yeager
9/10/2020 1:57 AM
Memorial  BLACKWELDER, PO1 Bruce L.
I must sadly report that my brother, Bruce L Blackwelder, passed away June 18, 2020. Bruce proudly served with VP-68.
Teresa Blackwelder
9/8/2020 12:19 AM
E-Mail Updated  LONGAR, AT2 Dennis James "Jim"
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9/6/2020 9:20 PM
Memorial  ABRAHAM, Waddie Joseph
My Dad, Waddie Joseph Abraham, served with VP-72 during WW2. Dad was a Radioman and 2nd Gunner aboard a PBY-5. His crew received commendations for rescuing a shot down army pilot in rough seas within 20 miles of a Japanese airbase.
Robert Abraham
9/5/2020 1:52 AM
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