VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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COFFEY, John Retired jlcoffey1@msn.com "...I was stationed at "C" Maintenance Tire Shop at Chase Field in 1959. I was transfered to ATU 204 (VT-25) in 1960. I started and worked in Seat Shop made E/7 in January 1963 on to "B" school in 1965 then VP-16 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Instructor duty at NAS Memphis, Tennessee to 1969 then on to VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Retired in 1963 went to work with a small airline FEDEX as a AandP mech retired 22 years later as a senior aircraft maintenance program planner for boeing and airbus aircraft. Chase Field is now a Texas prison. Brown Jug long gone (I was page 35 in MR jessies credit book) fish and travel now with wife of 45 years. Hello to all you F9F people out their..." [10AUG2004]

DEILKE, William bdeilke@hotmail.com "...I served with VT-25 in February 1962 in the Line Division as a Plane Captain. The Line PO was ADJ1 Simone and the Division Officer was CAPT Summe. Mostly the CAPT was in hack for stunt flying or straffing the extra cattle he found to be wondering on the King Ranch. He and I did several cats and traps together on the USS Wasp or USS Lexington during CarQuals. Airobatics and gunnery hops with the students were also exciting. My G suit inflated during a Cuban 8 and tripped the speedbrake switch with a student belly to belly. That was exciting. In 1966 I was the Senior Plane Captain on the base. Although at that time I worked for ADCM Rogers in Maintenance Control. We lost about 1 pilot a month, base wide, and my biggest regret was the loss of Major Winn at Alice Orange. If you remember me you know that against all odds I am still alive at the age of 59 and in the year 2003. I think it was due to finishing my 20 in the reserve with SBU 11 and the Seal Teams of Special Warefare. I always went for the safe jobs. If you rememberr me or want to talk about 1962 to 1966 give me an E-mail..." [27NOV2003]

DELANO, John W. tuckaway@surfmore.net "...1969 to 1971 at TARRON 25 NAS Chase Field, started as a plane captain and later in maintanance control. I think back to one of the best teams that I had ever been part of . Retired now, 36 yrs General Motors Saturn and still apply ideals that were used in VT-25. To the structure of The Saturn Corp running there business. The people are what makes it happen..." [16SEP2005]

EGGER, AMSC Fred Retired eggerf@comcast.net "...USMC 1957-1958 NAS Point Mugu, California,58-59 load master/specal cargo. for flighhts to st. nicklos iland California. R-5-R4D NAS Pensacola, Florida. 59-60 FLICHT TEST FOR AME SYSTEMS VT-4 60-62. 1/2 skins for AME. IN FLIGHT PRESURE SYSTEM,SUSS HANDCOCK CVA_19 62-63 COD crerew.(B)-SCHOOL 63 NAS. BARCERS POINT 63-66 SPECAL CARGO HANDLER A.F, C124/NAVY R6-DVT-25 SHORE DUTY 66-69 VP-31 4/69 - 11-69 F.E. school VP-22 69/74 flight ENGENER. NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas VT-25 74-76 SHORD_DUTY. VAW-117 76-77 AC EQUMENT TEST CREW. VF-14 Q.A. CPO. 77-79 VF-124 MAINTANCE CONTROL. 79-80. SCPO. 1980-retired..." [E-Mail Updated 19MAR2012 | E-Mail Updated 20FEB2007 | E-Mail Updated 09APR2001 | 28MAY2000]

EHRLICH, ADC(AW) DJ Retired djp3ehr@windstream.net "...Started my career with VT-25, NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas, 1970-1973, and then my Navy career really took off, with VP-92, NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, 1973-1978. Got to work on those P2Vs for six months, beforeVP-92, transitioned to their first P-3As. My boss at the time was ADR1 Al Boissonneault, now retired CW03 Al Boissonneault. Young LT T. Keith, was our Maintenance Officer (now RADM S. T. Keith). Those were some good memories. Then I transferred to VAW-88, NAS Miramar, California, 1978-1982, back to VP-92, 1982-1987, then to VP-MAU, NAS Moffett Field, California, 1987-1991, one of my most memorable tours, and then my final stretch was with VP-68, NAF Washington, D.C., 1991-1994, out of which I retired. While in VP-68, I served as the 100/200 DIV Chief and the MC Chief. If any one wants to contact me, please feel free..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 26SEP2009 | 04OCT2000 | 02FEB98]

FANCHER, Ron rmbouvier@earthlink.net "...I served with VT-25 from 1976 to 1979 working in the Line Shack and later the Airframes Shop at NAS Chasefield. I scammed a transfer to the west coast (NAS Miramar, California) and ended up on a WesPac cruise with VAW-114 from 1979 to 1980. I was involved in Indian Ocean Expedition to mount rescue of the Iran hostages. I flew back to states for an honorable discharge and enjoyed 2 birthdays crossing dateline in February 1980..." [11JUN2004]

FUSSELL, Greg gfussel@ufl.edu "...I served with VT-25 NAAS Beeville from June 1966 to Feburary 1967 as a plane captain and roomed with Rick Wheeler in the barracks. From there went to A school in Millington graduated as AQ and joined the fleet in squadron RVAH-11, where I did two WesPac cruises on the Kitty Hawk from January 1968 to February 1970. Now a software project manager at the University of Florida - Go Gators. Anyone knowing of Rick Wheeler's whereabout, please email me. Regards..." [10OCT2003]

GOREE, ATNAN Mike mtg@ms.metrocast.net "...I served with VT-25 (1970-1973) at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas. I also worked with the UPWARD Race Relations Training Program until my separation from active duty..." [14JAN2011]

JOHNSON, ADJ2 Ronald A. Rjohnson5@maine.rr.com "...I served with VT-25 from January 1963 to August 1966. Started out on flight line as Plane Captain/DC Equipment Operator(ADJAN). In fall of 64 was moved to power plant shop. Main duties were to trouble shoot for power plant on launches and to do High power engine turn ups on all aircraft coming out of check crew or had work done on fuel pumps or fuel controls or any requested by shop chief(ADJ3). Reupped and was ordered to VP-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine(ADJ2)..." [BIO Updated 06FEB2007 | 05AUG2006]

JONES, Bill dimon2b@olg.com "...VP-663 11/65 - 7/67, VT-25 Beeville, TX 7/67 - 6/70, VP-8 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 6/70 - 5/71, NARDET NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 5/71 - 9/75 (TAR from now on til retirement), NRC Jones Point Alex., Va 9/75 - 9/78, NRC Long Beach, CA 10/78 - 9/81, REDCOM Region 19 Staff Duty San Diego 9/81 - 8/84, NAF Andrews, Maryland ADMIN/ Recruiting 9/84 - 2/7/87 Retired, Md State Police Leonardtown 6/87 - Pres Communications Supvr..." [14FEB99][ICQ# 7300048]

RAY, AE3 Bob rray3@austin.rr.com "...I served with VT-25 from 1962 to 1963 as an AE3. I worked in electric shop and on check crew EBU..." [26JUL2004]

SNYDER, PN2 Stephen "Keebler" steve52@worldinter.net "...I was stationed at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, TX from June 73 through November 1976. I arrived on board as a PNSN and left both Chase and the Navy as a PN2. I worked in the enlisted personnel office for base personnel. I provided adminstrative support to Training Wing Three and VT-24, VT-25, and VT-26..." [29MAR2002]

Memorial Picture "...STULTZ, AMSC/AMHC James C...Shipmate Pix...Passed away February 21, 1991. AMSC/AMHC James C. STULTZ served with VP-9 (19701974) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VC-1 in Japan, VP-31 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VT-26 at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas, VP-9 at NAS Moffett Field, California and VT-25 at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas. Twenty years (20 years) after the fact, I find I can post his departure from this earth into the hands of our Lord. I apologize for the exceedingly lateness. I would be interested in hearing of his service from his former Shipmates. I was very young when he left NAS Moffett Field, California and subsequently retired..." Contributed by Scott Stultz stultzs2@yahoo.com [23AUG2011]

TYSON, AOCM Robert L. Sr. (Bob) Retired bob.tyson@cox.net "...NRTC NAS North Island, San Diego, California to August 1962 - A4D-2N's in VA-94 on the USS Ranger, West Pac fall of 1962 to June of 1963, AO 'A' school at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, about June 1963 to October 1963 - VT-25 at Chasefield in Beeville, Texas with F9F's and TF9F's, October 1963 to September of 1966 - VP-31 Student at NAS North Island, San Diego, California with training on the weapons system on the P2V-7's, October to December 1966 - VP-42 at Ault Field, Oak Harbor, Washington with P2V-7's, December 1966 to November 1969 - NAS Chase Field, Base Ordnance, Beeville, Texas, supporting 3 training squadrons, armory, magazines, pistol range and a bombing range in Freer Texas, November 1969 to July 1972 - AO 'B' School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, about July 1972 to January 1973 - Nimitz Pre Com Unit, Weapons Department, January 1973 to May 1975 - USS Nimitz, CVAN-68 (later changed to CVN-68), Flight Deck Ordnance, G-1 Division LCPO from May 1975 to December 1978 - NAS Norfolk, Virginia Weapons Department December 1978 to December 1983..." [27AUG2006]

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