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ADAME, Manny elchevo@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-26 from 1966 to 1968 (June) then on to Project Trim which became VAH-21 stationed in the PI and also incountry out of NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, finished up at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with VP-21 flying supplies into the NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam..." [01DEC2003]

BOETTCHER, Richard dboettc@twa.com "...I was one of the original photographers with PROJ TRIM and later VAH-21. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the Reunion..." [31JAN98]

BARRON, AT1 BJ bjbarron@ti.com "...Hello fellow VAH-21/Project TRIM shipmates. It was an honor to serve with you in Vietnam back in 1968. Looking forward to our 30-year reunion, and especially the opportunity to meet with each and everyone who can make this 1998 Labor Day event. I have made e-mail and phone contact with a few shipmates and would be interested in sharing some history..."

BECK, Ray raybeck55@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-44 from 1961 to 1963. During that period was Flight Technician and Radioman on Crew 4, Crew 2, and CDR Andrew Serrell's Crew 1. Flew on P2V5F BUNO 131518, P-3A's 148885 and 150505. I served with Project Trim VAH-21 from 1967 to 1969. I was Flight Technician and Radioman on Crew 4. I retired in July 1979 as a Chief Petty Officer..." [06SEP2000]

BEERY, AD1 Lawrence D. "Dave" Retired davevah21@cox.net "...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!..." [13AUG2016]

BRIGGS, Douglas E. dbriggs@avana.net "...Ahoy shipmates, I was AT3 Douglas E.Briggs in Project TRIM / VAH-21 from November of 67 through August of 68. Would love to hear from anyone. Looking forward to the reunion in 98..."

CALISE, Vic calisevic@cs.com "...Read the article in the San Diego Union (11/9/01) and visited the site. Had several friends in VO-67 (Paul Cronenberger, Jack Valenty, Tom Wells - all flight training buds). We considered you our sister squadron as we flew the same ancient A/C from NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam in '68. Best wishes from the "other P2 squadron" - VAH-21 (Project TRIM)..." [09NOV2001]

CHENAULT, DONALD G. DONRICO@worldnet.att.net "...Shipmates I'M ONE OF THE ORIGINAL TRIM AND VAH-21 Shipmates. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR 30-YEAR Reunion SEE EVERTONE IN SEPT..." [E-Mail Updated 23AUG98 | 07FEB98]

DAUGHERTY, LT Michael A. Retired madcpa@southeast.net "...I served with VP-11 from 1961 to 1965, VP-21 1966 & 1967, Project Trim/VAH-21 (Attack P-2s with 70 combat missions and lots of holes in the aircraft) from 1968 to 1970. Made Warrant Officer W-1 in 1971, LTjg in 1975. Retired as a LT. in 1986. Went to college, got a masters degree in accounting and taxation, passed the CPA exam, nailed up a sign, and started a second career. My third career is destined to be at the local sidewalk cafe ogling pretty girls..." [11MAR98]

DOGGETT, AOCS Alonzo B. (Al) Retired a_doggett@msn.com "...Served with VAH-21 from 1968-1969 as tail gunner on a P2V-7. Served as leading chief with VP-5 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1969-1971. Would like to hear from any old Shipmates. VP Navy was great, love those old planes..." [28JAN2002]

FORSAITH, AT1(NAC) E. R. (DIRTY ED) Retired eforsaith@mediaone.net "...Joined VP-50 as ATSAN 1961. Departed 1963 as ATR2(ac) FFT VP-19. Departed VP-19 6/95 at NAS Adak, Alaska as first tech 151350 FFT. Shore duty NAS Oceana FFT project TRIM NAS Patuxent River, Maryland FFT RVN 02 1968 VAH-21 8/68 FFT RVAH 13 Albany Ga FFT. VF-124 (topgun? ((f8)), VFP-63 FRAMP FFT VAW-14 FFT VAW-117 FFT...Retired 10/79..." [E-Mail Updated 02JUN2001 | 27MAR98]

GADOMSKI, AO3 Rich AOCUSNRET@AOL.COM "...I was Lt. Dale Rowlands tailgunner on Crew 6. Perry Young found me. I want to thank everyone involved in the NAS Corpus Christi, Texas/VAH-21 Reunion for the fine job that they did. Take Care and looking forward to Pensacola. Served with VP-9, VP-16, VP-19, and VP-31 along with VAH-21..." [BIO Updated 06OCT2001 | 03JUN2000]

GORE, ADR1 Steele S. (Sam) Retired ssgore@tds.net "...I was in FASRON-11 from 1954 thru 1957. I worked on night shift check crew. Later I was the flight line PO. Would like to hear from anyone from that era. I flew as a flight engineer on R-7s EC121Ks and AP2H aircraft . The AP2H was the only one I was in combat on. The only one left is in Tucson, Arizona...I served in Vietnam with a gunship squadron called VAH-21. We had P2Vs converted to AP2Hs. Only had three planes but we raised Hell with Charlie at night ! Not many people have heard of us. We took a lot of fire and took a lot of hits. We did a lot of damage to the enemy. We had 20mms in the tail, M-60s at both rear hatches, 40MM grenades that fired thru closed bomb bay doors, SU-11 pods under both wings, 500 lb and Napalmn bombs on both wings..." [E-Mail Updated 18APR2006 | BIO Updated 03APR2002 | 11APR2000]

GRILLO, Joseph jrgrillo@yahoo.com "...I served with Project Trim and VAH-21 until its disestablishment. I wish I would have known about the Reunion. That was the best bunch of guys I ever flew and worked with. If any other Reunion is planned let me know. Take care guys..." [06DEC2003]

GUARINO, Angelo "Skip" outlook_5a1ba71e5dc597a3@outlook.com "...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..." [24MAR2021]

LETTERMAN, AT1 David A. ke3nj@pcspower.net "...Hi Everyone: I served with PROJECT TRIM/VAH-21 from 1967 thru March 1969. I left NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam in March 1969. Have only had contact with Al Vinson, Dave Clingerman and just today Rich Miller. Dave Clingerman is living near Denver, Co., had the pleasure of a visit this past July while on a motorcyle vacation. His e-mail address is w6oal@aol.com. Just plain excited about the reunion. Really enjoy hearing from those I served with while in Navy..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAY99 | 16NOV97]

MAYWHORT, David c/o Erich Arbogast earbog@coair.com "...My Uncle (DAVID MAYWHORT) served with VAH-21 in Viet Nam. He was in CREW-3. He passed away this last summer. I would like to hear comments from anyone that served with him or may know about the different squadrons he served with. He may also have been in VP-7..." [10DEC99]

MAYWHORT, ADR1 Dave "Maypops" [Deceased] C/O His Son Dave Maywhort rockydoc1@attbi.com "...My dad, ADR1 Dave Maywhort (Maypops), was with VP-7 off and on for most of my childhood. Dad passed on two years ago, but going through the site brought back many memories. I remember the crash on 11 May 1964 off NS Rota, Spain well. My mom's best friend was married to one of the crewmembers and it was my first real upclose and personal experience with death and loss. I'm now retired from the Army after 27 years and have the same feelings of comraderie with friends I served with, especially after combat duty. I'm glad my dad had that type of connection with the members of VP-7 and when he flew with Project TRIM and VAH-21..." [31DEC2002]

MERRIWEATHER, Phil philgmerr@att.net "...I served several tours with VP a/c during my 22 year naval service. I was with VP-50 (65-67), NATC (WST) "Project Trim" (67-68), VAH21 (68-69), NATC (WST) (69-72), VC-5 (72-76), and VP-48 (79-82). I also did a tour at MAMTG-1012 (82-85) as the phase CPO for the P-3C Organizational Avionics Maintenance Courses. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who served in those organizations during the periods mentioned..." [E-Mail Updated 07JUN2002 | 01FEB98]

MILLER, AT1 Richard M. hilife@hitter.net "...I was one of the original Project TRIM members that became VAH21. I was an AT1 and crew member on AP2H TRIM #1. I'm in contact with the original skipper of Project TRIM and VAH21, Ed Forsman...I'm also in contact with the original "Earthman" of VAH21, Ron Whittaker...UPDATE ADDRESS Submitted by Ron Whittaker rwhittak@bellatlantic.net): Update on Roadrunner Rich Miller: He has moved to Florida. His address is: 539 E. Lancaster St., Lecanto FL 34461 Ph: 352-637-1924. He looks forward to seeing TRIM/VAH-21 Shipmates in Tucson this September..." [E-Mail Updated 31AUG98 | 08APR98]

PHILLIPS, Reed reedsue@phillips.cwl.com "...served in VAH-21 1968-69 and Project TRIM 1966-68..." [04AUG98]

ROWAND, Dale F. dfrowand@aol.com "...Just received a landline about the VAH-21 Reunion in Corpus on Labor day weekend this year. Please post on the site more info I am looking forward to seeing all of you again this year..." [E-Mail Updated 06APR2003 | 09JUN99]

SHYER, AW3 Eric B. mapper1231@gmail.com "...I served with VAH-21 (1968 to 1969) and VP-5 (1969 to 1971). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 02MAY2010 | E-Mail Updated 22FEB98 | 21JUL98 | E-Mail Updated 02FEB2023]

SMITH, Allan E. asmith1870@aol.com "...AO2 Al Smith (tail gunner crew 2 VAH-21) reporting in. I was Commander Nystroms tail gunner from August of 68 to decommisioning. I can't wait to see Earthman 711 and fellow crew members. I flew mainly on Earthman 714. AO2 Perry Young (tail gunner crew 3) found me..." [23JAN98]

TRIPP, ATCS Jerry Retired trippg748@roadrunner.com "...I served with VQ-2 (02/1956-08/1958) in the Avionics Shop and flew as a Radionman on the P4M's and later when we got the old P2V & the 2 A3D-1Q. I crossed over and shared the A3 flying with ATC Thomas and AT1 Heavenor. Some of my Shipmates were AM2 Bob Stoltz, AT3 Rod Harrod, PNSN Bob Fedak, and AO3 Cruz. I played on the Squadron basketball & softball teams. I went on to VW-15, VR-3, VP-45, VAH-21 and VAW-111 Det 19. I retired in 1977 as an ATCS..." [E-Mail Updated 25MAR2013 | E-Mail Updated 07APR2008 | E-Mail Updated 12AUG2007 | E-Mail Updated 09FEB2006 | 29MAR2004]

USHER, Jack chief413@aol.com "...I was in TRIM (VAH-21) from 1967 to 1969..." [10JAN98]

WEBER, AT1 Lawrence laweber@verizon.net "...I was an AT Petty Officer on the crew of the VAH-21 TRIM '902 Iron Butterfly P2V, after its return from Vietnam. That was with NATC Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) from July 1970 until it was decommissioned. I served with Senior Chief Vincent and pilot LCMD Boyer..." [06JUN2022]


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