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ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-28 Annual All-Hands "Hawaiian Warrior" Reunion will be held in Nashville, TN from Tuesday, November 7th through Friday the 10th, 2017. The reunion hotel is Guest House Inn & Suites Music Valley. Many activities are scheduled this year so visit http://www.vp-28.org/Reunions for additional detail and registration information. Please contact Greg Gielow gielow@swbell.net if you have questions..." Contributed by Greg Gielow gielow@swbell.net [01SEP2017]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-28 Annual All-Hands "Hawaiian Warrior" Reunion will be held this year in San Diego, CA, from Tuesday, October 25, through Saturday, October 29, 2016. The Reunion Hotel is the Crown Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley. The focus activities this year will feature a tour of the USS Midway (CV-41) plus an entertaining after-dinner performance by the Heali'I Polyneasian Review. This Review features 5 dancers and 2 Tahitian drummers. Visit http://www.vp-28.org/reunions for all the details and deadlines. Please contact Peter Lindberg (plindberg@surfnetusa.com) if you have questions..." Contributed by Greg Gielow gielow@swbell.net [17AUG2016]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-28 2015 Annual All-Hands Reunion will be held in New Orleans, LA, from Tuesday, November 3rd through 7th, 2015, at the Holiday Inn Metairie, New Orleans Airport. The focus activities this year are the WWII Museum tour and other New Orleans attractions. Visit for additional Reunion detail http://www.vp-28.org/Reunions and registration information. Please contact plindberg@surfnetusa.com if you have questions....." Contributed by Greg Gielow gielow@swbell.net [10JUL2015]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-28 2014 Annual All-Hands Reunion will be held in St. Augustine, FL from Tuesday, October 7th through 11th, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Historic. Come enjoy great tours, small town Florida hospitality and an opportunity to relax with old (and new) friends. Visit the VP-28 website at http://vp-28.org/pages/Reunions for details. Please contact Peter plindberg@surfnetusa.com if you have additional questions...." Contributed by Greg Gielow gielow@swbell.net [10AUG2014]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-28 2013 Annual All-Hands Reunion will be held October 2nd through 6th, 2013 in Tucson, AZ. The Reunion hotel is Four Points by Sheraton, near the airport. The focus activities this year are the PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM / Davis Monthan Air Force Base Boneyard, Sonora Desert Museum and a retired Titan Missile Site. See the squadron website for details and deadlines at http://www.vp-28.org..." Contributed by SELF, AT Bob robertgself@comcast.net [03FEB2013]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-28 2011 Annual All-Hands Reunion will be held this year in Corpus Christi, TX October 5-8, 2011 at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel. Come and enjoy a BBQ at the Kings Ranch, The Banquet Dinner on the Hangar deck of the USS Lexington and check out the new website at http://www.vp-28.org (WebMaster: Greg Gielow)..." Contributed by SELF, AT Bob robertgself@comcast.net

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-28 2010 Annual All-Hands Reunion will be held this year in San Francisco, CA October 7-10, 2010 at the Embasey Suites Hotel at the San Francisco Airport. Come for all or part of the Reunion. Log onto http://www.projectlounge.com/vp28 and click on the Reunion section for the Detailed Announcement and Reunion Registration Form. Other information will follow. Contact Reunion Coordinator - Jim and Carmen Peoples - 2peoples@cableone.net. Keep following the website to get additional Reunion information as it is published. SELF, AT Bob robertgself@comcast.net..." [31MAR2010]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-28 2009 Annual All-Hands Reunion will be held this year in St. Augustine, FL. from Sunday, Oct. 04 to Thursday, Oct. 08 at the Holiday Inn Hotel. Come for all or part of the Reunion. Log onto http://www.projectlounge.com/vp28 and click on the Reunion section for the Detailed Announcement. Other information will follow. Contact Reunion Chairman, Mike Chalut at home (904) 522-1276 or Cell (904) 607-6063. Keep following the website to get additional Reunion information as it is published. Come and visit historic St. Augustine. SELF, Bob robertgself@comcast.net..." [10APR2009]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-28 2008 All Hands Reunion is to be held in San Antonio, TX on Sept. 3-7, 2008.The Marriott Plaza San Antonio has been chosen as the Reunion hotel. Log onto: http://www.patron28.org and select Reunions for the directions and details for reistration information for both the Reunion and Hotel. This is a reunion you don't want to miss. 2009 Reunion is scheduled for Jacksonville, FL...SELF, Bob robertgself@comcast.net..." [20APR2008]

History ThumbnailCameraVP-28 Reunion "...Photograph of Frank Cuccio, Laddie Mulkey, Jim Miller and Tharrell Tilgner standing under our VP-28 plastic poster which displays our logo and painting of our squadron plane, the PB4Y-2 PRIVATEER. The picture was taken at the Gold Coast Hotel in Las Vegas in September of 2008 at our seventh (7th) VP-28 Squadron Reunion..." Contributed by Jim Miller patronvp28@aol.com [15MAR2009]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-28 2007 All Hands Reunion will be held October 17-20, 2007 in Seattle, WA. Log onto http://www.patron28.org to follow the details as they develop. To view the 2006 Reunion Cruise Book, log onto http://www.TheLightCatchers.com and select Event Book. Check the Sample Pictures, ( Mariner/Marlin Association ), VP-28 and USS Antietam books...SELF, Bob robertgself@comcast.net..." [03MAY2006]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-28 "2006 All Hands Reunion" will be held August 18-20, 2006 in Washington, DC at the Crystal City Marriott (Reagan National Airport). Log onto http://www.patron28.org and go to the Reunion section for the details and registration process...SELF, Bob robertgself@comcast.net..." [03MAY2006]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-28 2005 All Hands Reunion will be held October 4, 5 & 6, 2005 at the Radisson Hotel in Memphis, TN. Log onto http://www.patron28.org and look in the Reunion section of the website to learn the details and print out the registration form...Bob Self robertgself@comcast.net..." [14FEB2005]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-28/VPHL-8, PB4Y-2 PRIVATEERS, 1947/1953, will hold its 5th Squadron Reunion at the Gold Coast Hotel in Las Vegas, Nv., on September 21, 22, and 23, 2004. Contact Jim Miller, (816) 761 8724, e-mail: patronvp28@aol.com..." [06MAY2004]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-28 2004 All Hands Reunion will be held on July 29th through 31st, 2004 in Las Vegas, NV at the Gold Coast Hotel. The new Association President, Sam Cyrus, will provide additional information as the plans develop. Log onto WWW.PATRON28.ORG for the Reunion information...Bob Self bobself@clearsurf.com..." [29OCT2002]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-28 2003 Reunion will be held at the Hanalei Hotel in Mission Valley in San Diego on August 14, 15 and 16, 2003. Many plans are to be finalized and when complete will be published on this site and the squadron web site: http://www.patron28.org. Now is the time to start locating those long lost friends you have been meaning to contact. Keep checking the web site for the coming news!...Bob Self robertgself@comcast.net..." [29OCT2002]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...2002 SQUADRON REUNION PENSACOLA, FLORIDA..." Contributed by Bob Self (AT-3) robertgself@comcast.net [07OCT2001]

The VP-28 Squadron Reunion for 2002 will be held at The Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel May 30, 31 and June 1. We look forward to offering a special time with former Shipmates and their families.

The agenda for the Reunion will include a Banquet in the Blue Angels Atrium of the National Museum of Naval Aviation, a tour of the Naval Air Museum, golf outing, tours and shopping opportunities. Volunteers will be needed on committees for registration, reservations, hospitality, finance, Calloway golf event, tours, travel and correspondence. These volunteers will need to have email capabilities to ensure prompt response to individual committee challenges. We strongly encourage you to participate in this "Team Effort".

Lodging and event costs are currently under negotiation to assure you of a quality Reunion and will be published as soon as they are finalized. An email broadcast will soon be in place and many Pensacola website links will be published to aid you in finding information of particular interest to your individual travel plans.

A newsletter will be sent to those on the website roster but not "web connected".

Until the committees are established, contact me at robertgself@comcast.net or call me at (425) 820-7882.

Bob Self robertgself@comcast.net

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...Bob Colley rhcb17@aol.com is putting together a VP-28 Reunion to be in Branson, MO. Starting Sept 17th thru 20th, on the 20th a big party for all. About 17 Shipmates coming so far. Mostly from the early 50's to the early 60's deployments. NAS Kodiak, Alaska, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, Kwaj., Japan..." Contributed by Ron Doran ron479usa@ameritech.net [12MAR2001]

UPDATE VMFA PhotographsCameraVP-28 Reunion Hawaiian Warriors - Branson, Missouri September 19, 2001 Contributed by Ron Doran ron479usa@ameritech.net [02OCT2001]

ATTENDEES: Joe Ballard ballard@msn.com, "Beetle" Bailey rbailey200@aol.com, Leroy Bird 1bird@net-link.net, Gary Crowley dgcrowley@aol.com, Bob Colley, Ronald Doran ron4791@excite.com, Charlie Earnest, Jim Francisco, "Mike" Garey, Jack Hays, David Hillhouse davehillhouse@msn.com, Barney Kenny berneykenny@hotmail.com, Karl Lemke krlemke@home.com, Fred Lightsey, "Ed" Wilson valedw@aol.com, Charley McCoskey pumpertwo@aol.com, Sam Miller abudmill@aol.com, Johnny Parkerson, Leon Perrett, Edwin Pradt epradt@msn.com, Dave Redenius delmarj45@aol.com, "Willie" Shew dadjet44@aol.com, Tom Staebell, Johnnie Stegemoller jl.dr.stege@juno.com, Jim Stevens jhste33129@aol.com, Gary Wakefield grwakefield@juno.com, Fred Weir, and Arleigh Gene Womack arleigh@rpa.net.

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...I am currently attempting to organize a Reunion for VP-28 3/54 to 3/60 era. If you are interested, please contact Bob Self (AT-3) robertgself@comcast.net..." Contributed by Bob Self (AT-3) robertgself@comcast.net [14AUG2000]

UPDATE "...Here is the latest on the 2001 VP-28 Reunion. It is scheduled for September 17-20, Branson, Mo. Check the '28 website at http://www.vp-28.org/ for all of the "how to's". See Ya'all in Branson...Bob Self robertgself@comcast.net..." [17MAR2001]

UPDATE "...We now have on own WebSite running at http://www.vp-28.org/. We now have a reunion scheduled for Branson, Mo., starting September 17-20, 2001. I will be publishing more at a later time on my site if anyone wants to follow the activity. We have now located over 75 prople who served 1954-1960. I'm grateful of that response after 45 plus years...Bob Self robertgself@comcast.net..." [12FEB2001]

UPDATE "...Since interest of a VP-28 Reunion was posted (1954 -60), we have located 70 people. Keep the information coming. You can also look at the website that was put together for that group at: http://www.quinect.com/QuickPlace/vp28/Main.nsf?OpenDatabase. There are a lot of people who contributed, but no one as much as VPNAVY.ORG. Contact us for information about a 2001 Reunion...Bob Self robertgself@comcast.net..." [08DEC2000]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VPHL-8/VP-28, PB4Y-2 PRIVATEERS, 1947 thru 1952 only. Will be enjoying their 3rd squadron Reunion on October 3, 4, 5, 2000, at the Gold Coast Hotel in Las Vegas, Nv. Contact: Jim Miller, Squadron Historian..." Contributed by James C. Miller, Sr. PATRON28@aol.com [08DEC99]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...To all of the VP-28 and VP-22 guys from 1966 through 1970: Quite a few of us have tracked each other down all over the country and several of us are getting the urge to get a Reunion together sometime in 2000. Drop me a line if you are intered. It would be great to see the faces and hear the stories after 30 years. Whew, where did they go!..." Contributed by Ken Kriner WOCOWBOY1@AOL.COM [23OCT99]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...US NAVY PATROL SQUADRON TWENTY-EIGHT, (VP-28), PB4Y-2 PRIVATEERS, 1947/1952, is planning its third Squadron Reunion to be held in Las Vegas, Nv., in the year 2000, the 50th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. Please contact Jim Miller, Squadron Historian for PB4Y-2 PRIVATEERS, at PATRON28@aol.com or (816) 761 8724, or 11411 Sunnyslope Dr., Kansas City, Mo., 64134 for additional information..." Contributed by Jim Miller PATRON28@aol.com [26JUL99]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...Mini-Reunion. Looking for VP-28, VP-22 or NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii VP-ers during 1968-70 who would like to join Ken Kriner WOCOWBOY1@aol.com, Pete Lindberg, and Art Cole on a tour of P-3A BUNO 150520. This bird is still configured as an Alpha and is located at a fledgling aviation museum in Oakland, CA. The aircraft was assigned to VP-31 at the time we came through RAG training and directly preceded the block of aircraft we had in VP-28. We plan to tour the aircraft, swap NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii stories and generally reconstruct the last 30 year, on Sunday, 13 June about noon. To join our guided party, contact Ken Kriner at WOCOWBOY1@aol.com or Pete Lindberg at plindberg@surfnetusa.com..." Contributed by Peter Lindberg plindberg@surfnetusa.com..." [03MAY99]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...San Francisco 20-24 May 1999 for PB4Y '99. Liberator and Privateer guys/gals, attend your own squadron reunion first. If you can't do that, then make good use of your limited time as many others have from the 50+ PB4Y squadrons and share those PB4Y Experiences with others who "speak" PB4Y. No translation necessary! All family, grandkids (Free & 1/2 price!) and friends are welcome! Please contact Ron Sathre (son of deceased Plane Captain Ray Sathre, VPB-121), Int'l PB4Y Association, 31262 San Andreas Drive, Union City, CA 94587-2856 (510) 487-PB4Y to register today. Visit the website for more information..." Contributed by PB4YGuy@aol.com WebSite: http://www.PB4Y.com [03MAY99]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-28/HL-8 (PB4Y-2 ERA) contact Jim Miller, 11411 Sunnyslope Dr, K.C. Mo., 64134, (816) 761 8724, for info on 1999 SQUADRON Reunion...Jim Miller Patron28@aol.com..." [05SEP98]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...16SEP97--VP-28/HL-8 (PB4Y-2 ERA): 16-18 September `97, Las Vegas, NV. Contact Jim Miller, 11411 Sunnyslope Drive, Kansas City, MO 64134, (816) 761-8724" http://www.cais.net/fra/reunions.html

UPDATE Just returned from reunion in Las Vegas, 9/16-9/18. Great success thanks to Jim Miller and Paul Schultz coordination efforts. Ex C.O. Cmdr (retired as Admiral) Minter and ex Exec Officer LtCmdr Basler gave presentations on our activities 1949-1952, including our missions in Korea. Great reunion attended by over 100 former shipmates. Hope we do it again in about 2 years. If you missed it try for the next one..." Contributed by Gene T. "Pat" Herzog PatHerzog007@cs.com

UPDATE Just returned from the great reunion of Patrol Squadron 28 in Las Vegas, 9/16--9/18 1997. How amazing to be able to assemble over 100 members after so many years.----We did have a great squadron! So nice to see all of the still familiar faces..." Contributed by Jerrell Clements (Clem) Vp28@aol.com

ReunionsREUNIONs: "VP-28(PB4Y-2) on Jun 29-Jul 2 at Arlington, VA Contact James C. Miller r, 11411 Sunnyslope Dr. Kansas City, MO 64134 Phone Source Naval Affairs Apr 95" http://www.teleport.com/~jgriffin/lastyear.htm

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