VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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ShipmateVT-29 ShipmatesShipmate

BARCH, AMH Arthur M. cuda726@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-29 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas from 1973 to 1976. I still serve in the National Guard and serve as a full time technician. After I left the Navy I worked on Helicopters OH6'S Cobra"s and the AH64 Apache I now work in production control for a regional maintence shop. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [07MAR2009]

BARTELT, ADR3 Terry terrybartelt@hotmail.com "...I served VT-29 from April 1969 thru October 1970. ADR3 engine buildup/calendar maint. Great times on Padre Island. Still looking for Frank Follete and Paul Christenson..." [29NOV2008]

BEAN, ATN1 John A. tony@hamrings.info "...Joined Navy in February 1960, AT "A" and ARCO Schools at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VT-29 (1960-1963) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, AT "B" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VAW-11 (1963-1966) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California with Detatchment "C" aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63), NAMTD 1025 (1966-1968) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and discharged November 1968 as an ATN1. Currently live in West Topsham, Vermont..." [11OCT2010]

BROWN, AMCS(AW/AC) Thomas L. "Tom" tomstoybass@aol.com "...I served with VT-29 from January 1970 to May 1974. I earned my Aircrew wings on the T-29 and the C-117. At the time I was an AMH 3/2 and worked for Chief Trainer in the airframe shop. Commander Mills was my last Co before I transferred. The VT and VP squadrons were not my cup of tea once I had my first ride in a Helicopter. After leaving VT-29 in 1974 I spend the next 18 years in the Helicopter community retiring in 1992 in Reno, Nevada where I've been a school teacher for the last 15 years..." [16OCT2008]

CAIN, AK3 Walter M. walter_cain@yahoo.com "...Straight out of boot camp in NAS North Island, San Diego, California I was sent to VT-29 and was attached there from Dec 1967 until Dec 1969. I worked for ADR Robert D. Huggett and my Division Chief was Wade Lovern. I worked in the Tool Room until Chief Lovern made me Night Check Supervisor. I thought it was great that my Chief thought enough of me to handling the Supply Department. Chief Lovern and I got transfered the same month to the USS America where I worked on the flight deck on Cat 1 until I made AK3. I was transfered to supply to work with him again where he made me Night Check supervisor again. I ordered all the aviation supplies for all the squadrons and made a world cruise that took us to the Vietnam. I became a Shellback on that cruise and since we crossed the International Date Line on Thanksgiving Day we celebrated it twice. We stopped once to go swimming out in the middle of the Pacific and I drove off of the elevator. It didn't seem very high until I was in the air on my way down. What a dive. Spent lots of pesos in "PO Town", Shillings in Sidney, more peosos in Rio and a lot of Hong Kong Dollars. It was a great cruise. I had everyone in my division thinking that I was smuggling a girl back to the USA from Sidney. I did spend a few days with a girl name Janet Smedes who wanted to be a stowaway which several buddies knew about but I never told them she wasn't on the ship. Every night I would take a tray out of the mess decks as if I was going to feed her and then disappear for several hours. I had everyone guessing and really believing that she was on the ship. While at VT-29 the duty section had the job of scrubbing down the flight line. We would have about 15 guys with scrub brushes pushing around a 55 gallons drum ofr MEK and then wash it down with a fire hose. I came up with an idea of nailing the scrub brush heads to a wooden pallet with the MEK on the pallet and then pull it with one of the tractors that we used to moved the planes around. That reduced the work down to just 2 guys. My chief thought that was a great idea and apparently someone else did also because when I was stationed in NAS Oceana with VF-74 they used the same idea there but instead of a wooden pallet they used a medal one and put a sprayer on the MEK drum. I bet someone took my idea and made a fortune off of it..." [28NOV2009]

CANALES, PN3 Moses moses8nt@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-29 from 1973-1976. I was in Personnel working with PNs Opp, Munn, Cantu, Matte, Weaver, and QMC Newland. Great experience. I worked in legal and education services office. I remember doing a lot of 13s after Captain's Mast. Left the Navy and became a firefighter at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. Got my bachelors degree from the local university. I now work for the Post Office and currently I am the local postal workers union president. I retired after 36 years of federal service (4 years Navy). I have a few VT-29 patches if anyone is interested in obtaining one..." [BIO Updated 19SEP2010 | E-Mail Updated 11DEC2009 | 22FEB2006]

CHARNEVSKY, AMH Stan juiceit@earthlink.net "...I was stationed at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas VT-29 from June 6, 1966 until October 2, 1969. I was an AMH in the airframe shop and Chief Ward was the head of our shop. I had a very good time there with my Shipmates some of whom I still keep in touch with after all of these years. I am trying to contact anybody that was there in this time period..." [26JUL2005]

CHRISTIE, ADR3 Jack foxx2@windstream.net "...I served with VT-29 from 1962 to 1965 as an ADR-3 in the EBU department with chief collins and chief McLure. I would like to here from Shipmates that served the same years..." [10FEB2009]

CLEVE, Bill Van beyondpatmos@yahoo.com "...Served with VT-29 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas from July of 1969 until August of 1971. The best years of my life - well the easiest anyway. Worked on Night Line most of the time fueling, cleaning, and spotting aircraft for day flights. All that training as an AT was for nothing. We also did a little drag racing with - well never mind that - and a lot of fishing off the sea wall. I guess we didn't contribute much at the time, and I truly regret that now. Lost two good friends in Vietnam while we were playing. TAD to NAS Pensacola, Florida at one point which became my home in later years..." [22FEB2005]

CRANDALL, LCDR Woodruff M. "Woody" Retired woodruffcrandall@gmail.com Shipmate Pix "...I served with VP-22 from 1969 to 1972 as an AWN (my wife says I still Glow in the Dark sometimes!). Great experiences with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan with Detachments to U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I left the Navy to finish College and returned via AOCS in 1975. After all the "Fun & Games" at AOCS I served with VT-10 ("FO" school), VT-29 (Loved those Convairs!!), VP-31 and arrived at VP-1 in 1977 for a deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and a wonderful Detachment to NAS Agana, Guam. In 1980 headed East to VP-30 as NFO Instructor and Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) Czar. 1983 saw me disappear into the Strange World of NMPC Sea Duty Component Det Dallas where my mind was "altered" and fingerprints erased (only kidding-I think). When released from confinement in 1985 had my pay back tour in DC in OP-13. Escaped to NAS Moffett Field, California in 1987 for re-programming at VP-31 then assigned to VP-19 for my DH tour. I had a blast on our NAF Misawa, Japan deployment thanks to the Soviets and Spring Ex 1989. It was amazing to see that many subs in one Op Area and that many P-3s fighting for rights to be ONTOP. We needed an Air Traffic Controller to keep us out of each other's way! After that last great melee, I was shipped off to Armed Forces Staff College and then back to DC to baby sit the NATOPS and Air Tac-Man conferences and publications. Retired in late 1991 and began working for Summit Research Corporation (DOD Contractor) out of Gaithersburg, MD as a Program Manager and recently, Director of Corporate Development. After 8 great years there, moved around to various other contractors until joining Adaptive Methods, Inc in 2003 as a Program Manager for NAVSEA IWS 5 SSQ-89 programs and several others. Currently, serving as Corporate Facility Security Officer and Operations Manager overseeing our 5 office locations across the East Coast. Browsing through the other entries has been a trip into the past and makes me realize just how much I miss the Squadron environment, hard work and fun we all had. Would love to hear from more of my former Shipmates and try to track down some buddies that have vanished. I'm still trying to find that "Bucket of Prop Wash" AWC Gary Dunlap sent me searching for that first week I reported to VP-22! I've reconnected with a number of my VP-22 Shipmates from the 1968 to 1972 era and we gather annually at different locations. We moved from Northern Virginia, just West of DC to Melbourne, FL. Have 2 sons and one granddaughter (She's beautiful!!!) and living in the Boca Raton, FL..." [E-Mail/BIO/PIX Updated 02FEB2019 | E-Mail/BIO/PIX Updated 14APR2010 | 16JUN98]

DAVISON, AMS3 Dennis (Dave) okaeden@sbcglobal.net "...I served at San Diego NTC August/1961 CO. 395 to NAS Memphis, Tennessee to VT-29 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas spring of 1962 to 8/1965. I was a Plane Captain for Chief Lou Cantaberry..." [23OCT2005]

DEBAR, AD Robert rdebar0369@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-29 (11/1963-07/1964) and the USS HORNET (CVS-12)..." [29JAN2020]

DOBING, ADCS Frank Retired frank2700@gmail.com "...I served with VP-931, VP-57, VP-8, VP-30, VP-5, VT-29 and then I retired. I went on to a second very rewarding career as an Aviation Safety Inspector with the FAA (Flight Standards Division) and retired January 2001. There is quite a large number of VP retirees in this area of south central Texas..." [E-Mail Updated 18JAN2009 | Updated E-Mail/BIO 13MAR2001 | 18AUG98]

FARRELLY, ATN Richard J. r.farrelly1@comcast.net "...I reported to VT-29 in 1967 as an ATN striker, spent about 3 months in the squadron (lived in the hanger during Hurricane Buelah) and then went TAD to AMD for the next 33 months. Some TAD assignment. Came back to the squadron for about a week in 1970 before moving on to the USS John F. Kennedy. NAS Corpus Christi, Texas was one of the nicest stations I spent any time in (certainly better than NAS Albany, Mayport or Norfolk). Loved Padre Island - went surf fishing a couple of times a week. That was way before it was built up like it is today..." [24OCT2008]

HAGAN, LCDR Jerry R. Retired coastie@haganroost.com "...I was at RTC San Diego in June of 1968 and completed AT A-Schooland AFUN P-School in NAS Millington, Tennessee in February of 1969. I served with VT-29 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas from February 1969 to April 1971. My final tour in the Navy was with VC-6 NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I left the Navy in 1972 and entered the Coast Guard shortly thereafter. I went on to complete an additional 20 years in the Coast Guard and retired in 1992. After owning and operating a computer business for 8 years, I sold out and retired fully in 1999..." [E-Mail Updated 15FEB2010 | 31JUL2006]

HERRON, ADAN(AC) Gary gary.herron@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-29 (October 1964 - August 1966), NAS Miramar, California (August 1966 to October 1966) and the USS Oriskany CVA-34 (October 1966 to October 1967). Would love to hear from any old Shipmates that remember me from the VT-VT-29 Flight Line crew..." [18DEC2008]

HERTZ, Gus 1gushertz@gmail.com "...I served with VP-11 (06/1973-06/76), VP-31 (06/1976-05/1978), VT-1, VT-3 and VT-29. Currently living a bit south of the Atlanta, GA airport..." [13NOV2020]

HOBGOOD, CDR Bill Retired Shipmate PixCirca 1950 Shipmate PixCirca 1990 Shipmate PixCirca 2008hobgood.bill@gmail.com "...Son of a Pearl Harbor survivor and career Naval Officer, I graduated from Texas A&M (Corps of Cadets) and was commissioned via the AVROC program in November 1969. Following Flight Training in VT-10, VT-29, VP-30, VP-45 for DIFOPS (remember that?) from 1971-1974, PPTC on Crew 13, RPS Custodian and ASW Training Officer. Staff duty with FAW-11 (later CPW-11) as ASW Officer followed. I worked for two of the finest officers I've known: CAPT Charlie Prindle and CDR Lynn Grafel. After "Black Shoe" training at CIC/TAO school at FCTCL Dam Neck in 1977, reported for Sea Duty with COMCRUDESGRU-8 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. As Battle Group Air ASW Officer and TAO under RADMs Thor Hanson and Bob Walters, deployed on USS Biddle, USS Eisenhower and USS Independence. Graduated from Naval War College in 1980 and received orders to PACFLT at CPW-2 Hawaii from 80-81. Met, later to be VADM, Mike Haskins and worked for him in the Training Department until taking over Wing Admin. Dept Head tour followed with VP-6 (Ops Officer) 83-84. Next was another staff tour at CPW-1/CTF-72 in Japan as Current Ops under CDR John Brockley. I later took over the job of Task Force Operations Officer from 85-86. Finally got to come back the mainland for a brief tour in NAS Pensacola, Florida as ASO for TRAWING-SIX. How nice it was to have weekends off for a change. Then the BEST tour any NFO can have: CO/XO of VT-10 1988-1990. My final tour was as XO of NAS Moffett Field, California 90-91 under CAPT Tim Quigley. I am now living in the Cedar Park, Texas area (retired between jobs) and enjoying not having to go anywhere each day.first time since I was 5 years old. Would like old Shipmates to drop me a line. Especially looking for Bob Simril, Jim Shaddix, Curt Griffith, Bob Miles et al...DIRLAUTH..." [E-Mail Updated 15MAR2011 | BIO Updated 11JAN2010 | BIO/PIX Updated 16APR2008 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 17JAN2007 | BIO Updated 01NOV2005 | BIO/Pix Updated 28MAR2002 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 26JAN2000 | 18SEP97]

JAQUYSH, Dorris Watson dvjaquysh@austin.rr.com "...I served with VT-29 from August 1969 to August 1970. CDR William Prosser was the CO and CDR Paul the XO. I worked in the ESO and Career Infomation Office next to the Personnel Office. VT-29 was the best time I had while on my tour of duty. Miss it to this day. Would love to hear from former Shipmates. I am retired as a Municipal Court Judge in Texas. Where are all the WAVES who served in VT-29? Judy Houston, Debbie Simmons, Susan Jones, Penny Haun and that longhaired, redheaded Ensign who watched over us all..." [30MAY2010]

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JONES, ADR Charles baycitytexas@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-29 (03/1974-12/1976) in the Calender Inspection Division and VT-27 (12/1976-10/1978) Phase Crew and Trouble-Shooting Division..." [BIO Updated 13DEC2016 | 14SEP2016]

KASSEBAUM, Ron "Kass" gina1305@att.net "...I served with VP-48 (1960's) and VT-29 (1964-1967) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [13SEP2017]

LAYH, AMHAN Randall G. "Randy" xtruckrrr@yahoo.com "...I was in VT-29 from 1970-1974. I was an AMH E-3. I never made petty officer because I was too dumb, stubborn, and got into too much trouble. I worked for Cheif Trainer in the Airframes Shop, and it was one of the greatest times in my life. I have never before or since had as many friends as I did in the Navy. The memories are as wonderful as the days spent before sunrise at 3:00am pre-flighting T-29 and C117 aircraft for the days flights. I thank God everytime I see a Navy aircraft or uniform for the life lessons by the people who literally took care of me, still a kid, at 17 years of age. Thanks to everyone who took time to teach!..." [27SEP2007]

LENSSEN, Paul pdlenssen@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-29 (1970-1974) as an Avionics Aircrew. I loved NAS Pensacola, Florida and playing penny ante poker with part of the Zoo Crew. I also served with VAQ-132 through 1977. I joined the reserves in Fargo, ND and went back in the TAR program and finally retired in 1995..." [05OCT2011]

MASTERS, CDR David R. Retired dmasters@comline.com "...A native of Phoenix, Arizona, with 2 years 8 months in the United Stated Marine Corps reserves CDR Masters graduated from Phoenix College in 1957 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Aeronautics. He entered flight training as a Naval Aviation Cadet (NAVCAD) in 1958 and was commissioned Ensign USNR and designated a Naval Aviator in October 1959. Initial operational assignment was flying the P2V-5FS in VP-6 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from Nov 1959 to Jan 1963. Participated in 3 Western Pacific deployments while assigned as Navigation Officer, Classified Material Control Officer and Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and Patrol Plane Commander and augmented to USN. His next assignment was VT-29 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas as Navigation Flight Instructor and Power Plants Division Officer and he attained Aircraft Commander Designation in the C-117, C-118 and T-29 aircraft. Selected for USNPS, Monterey, California in 1963 CDR Masters attained Aircraft Commander Designation in S-2 type Anti-Submarine Warfare aircraft and completed college courses in Aeronautical Engineering, Naval Warfare and Industrial Safety and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree May 1966. CDR MASTERS next received orders to the Aircraft Carrier U.S. Ranger CVA-61 as Ships Assistant Navigator in 1966 to 1968. During this tour CDR MASTERS qualified as Navigator, Deep Draft Command, Officer of the Deck in-Port and Underway, Boating Officer, Command Duty Officer and Conning alongside during Underway Replenishment. He also undertook the development and the rewriting of all boating, ships control, duty officer and emergency ship handling books for the U.S. Ranger. During this tour he completed several deployments to the South China Sea operating from Yankee Station in combat support of U.S. Forces in Vietnam. In 1968 CDR MASTERS next received orders to the ARMED FORCES SENIOR STAFF COLLEGE, Norfolk, VA completing studies in World affairs, Political assessment, Major Staff Warfare planning and War Plans Development. CDR MASTERS next tour of duty was with the NAVAL AVIATION SAFETY CENTER as assistant editor of Naval Safety publications for Surface Ships, Submarines and Aircraft from 1968 to 1969. CDR MASTERS then began his second tour with VP-6 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1969 to 1972. Prior to reporting to VP-6 in November, 1968 as Maintenance Officer, CDR MASTERS attended P-3 Orion aircraft transition training in VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California earning Patrol Plane Commander designation. He served as Aviation Safety Officer, Maintenance Department Head and Patrol Plane Commander in the P-3A Orion aircraft. During this assignment CDR MASTERS completed several deployments to Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. He served as Officer-In-Charge of Naval Air Forces Vietnam at NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. He then received orders to COMPATWINGTWO as staff Maintenance officer achieving the highest levels of Pacific Fleet Operational Readiness and Full Systems Capability for all assigned Patrol Squadrons. For his final career assignment CDR MASTERS received orders to NAS Lemoore, California to implement a new method of Weapons System Development (FIT) for the F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter. The F/A-18 Hornet was developed to replace the former F-4 Phantom fighter and the A-7E attack aircraft. As a result of the Maintainability and Reliability improvement of the F/A-18 strike fighter, maintenance man-hours per flight hour were reduced by over 80%. After completing this most satisfying assignment CDR MASTERS retired with 25 years of military service. Since his retirement CDR MASTERS had participated in many entrepreneurial endeavors in which he obtained US patents for some of them. He enjoys golfing and traveling with his wife Diana..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 31JUL2007 | 07DEC2001]

MILLS, ALBERT "AB" Retired ABMILLS@worldnet.att.net "...Served in VP-48 Jul 58 - JUL 62. Flew as Navigator in Crew 2, Co-Pilot Crew 11 and as PPC in Crew 13 and as Shot Gun for C.O. CDR Rae P. Madson. U. S. Naval Academy Jul 62 -Jul 65 Freshman Chemistry Instructor. After the RAG served in VP-44 as Training and Maintenance Officer Nov 65 -Nov 67. PPC of Crew 7 with Pete Baxter as TACCO, Dick Fitzgerald as Co-Pilot, Campo as Navigator and some of the best equipment operators in the U. S. Navy. We were feared by all underwater sailors. After Communications School served aboard USS KITTY HAWK MAY 68- JUL 70. Detailed Nugget Aviators from Jul 70 - Apr 72. XO/CO VT-29 Apr 72-Apr 74. Chief Staff Officer Recruiting Area Seven Apr 74- Apr 76. CO Navy Recruiting District Dallas Apr 76 - Jan 78. 1 Jan 78 transferred to retired list. After retirement was the General Sales Manager of the Cadillac store in Fort Worth, Tx. for 18 years. Retired 1 Jan 1996. Now I play golf and fish. Wife Jan and I travel in the USA. We have a Lake place on the Oklahoma side of Lake Texoma..." [03SEP2001]

MITCHELL, LT Ralph L. Retired rmitchell@esc5.net "...I came to NAS Jacksonville, Florida as an AEAA spent my first six years in VP-49 from 1976-1982. Transferred to VP-30 as an AE1. Assigned to VP 30 from 1982-1986. Worked the AE shop, went to Material Control and later end my tour as Maintenance Control Day shift supervisor. Was selected to Chief in 1985 and selected to LDO in 1986. After Officer Indoc in Aug 1986, I was ordered to VP-56 as the Maintenance Control Officer and the Material Control Officer. After the NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployment in 1989, I transferred to AIMD NAS Jacksonville, Florida as the Support Equipment Officer. One year later I terminated shore duty for orders to VR-22 in NS Rota, Spain. Two years as the Assistant Maintenance Officer and one year as Department Head, we decommisioned VR-22 in the summer of 1993. My last tour took me to Meridian Mississippi as the Assistant Air operations Officer. For a squadron Maintenance Officer to be able to work at a NAS Base Operations was an enjoyable tour of duty. After 21 years and my selection to LCDR, I retired as a LT. That was a family decision to turn down LCDR and retire. I enjoyed the time that I spent in each duty station and all the good friends that I have remembered. My heart goes out to the families of lost friends and I look forward to hear from those whom with I served..." [11NOV2004]

MITCHELL, Ralph M. rmitch44@compuserve.com "...VQ-1 60-64, Squadrom AIO, Asst. SSO, EWO & NAV on EC-121, EWO only in A3s. Joined squadron in NAS Iwakuni, Japan and made the move to NAS Atsugi, Japan. On to VT-29 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas NAV instructor, USS Hancock as Asst. Strike Ops, on to VAQ-130 Det-1. Deployments on Oriskany and Connie, on to COMFAIRALAMEDA as Staff EWO then back to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas CNATRA Staff as NFO Training Officer for my twlight cruse. Ret. Oct. 76. Of my 20 plus years...in the navy the most memorable are the years in VQ-1. Those were the days of people like Chuck Christman (inventor of Bregand), Dave Hilton, J.D. Meyer, Marv Duke, Joe Niedbala, Tom Maroldy and so many othe good friends..." [02SEP99]

MOON, Frank beachbums@holdenbeach-nc.net "...I served with VT-29 (1963-1965) as AC on the T-29 and R4D Gooneybird..." [25AUG2014]

O'BRIEN, AME2 Dennis dobrien4624@charter.net "...I served with VT-29 from 1970 to 1973..." [09MAY2011]

PERKINS, Lawrence "Perk" chinaboat@mindspring.com "...When I walked through the door of VT-29 in April 1968 the first thing I was asked was: "Can you swim?" I answered in the affimative and was detached to be a lifeguard at one of the base swimming pools. I really didn't get to meet the squadron for five months. We lived in the old WW II barracks/firetraps until the brick ones were finished in I believe the end of 1969. My nickname was "Perk" and if anyone knows where Sixpack or Judy Houston are let me know..." [21FEB2006]

PHILLIPS, AW1 Jim "JR" jimrphillips2@gmail.com "...I served with VS-29 (1964-1967), VT-29 (1967-1969) and VP-47 (1969-1974) as SS-1 and SS-2..." [21FEB2012]

PINKLEY, Ray wrpbsp@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-22 (TACCO) from June 1967 to June 1970 with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. I flew with Crew-9 and later on Crew-3. After VP-22 I served with VT-29 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. I loved my time in the Navy and should have paid them for the opportunity to serve with so many great individuals. I would like to hear from former Shipmates. Presently living in Port Orange, Fl..." [10JUN2011]

REED, Richard O. "Dick" roslreed@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-11 from March 1958 to November 1961 with deployments to NS Rota, Spain (1958) and NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1960), VT-29 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas from November 1961 to December 1964, VP-23 from May 1965 to July 1967 with deployments to NAS Key West, Florida (1965) and NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1966) and NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts from July 1967 to August 1968, NAS Minneapolis, Minnesota (Reservist) from 1968 to 1969, NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington / NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (Reservist) from 1969 to 1970 and VP-92 at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts (Reservist) from 1970 to 1971. Member of the VP-11 Neptune Association from 1985 to present. I worked for Northwest Airlines from 1968 to retirement in 1995 and now living in Rye Beach, NH / Satellite Beach, FL..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 10SEP2009 | 18MAY99]

RHEA, AE2 Roger rrhea@rittermail.com "...I served with VT-29 (05/1973-09/1976) in the Avionics Division as a Flight Crew Plane Captain..." [22SEP2016]

ROHR, ADCS Edward William (Bill) Retired brohr@metrocast.net "...I served with VP-40 from May 1962 until June 1965 (Plane Captain - Crew 5), VT-29 from June 1965 to April 1969, VXE-6 from August 1969 to April 1971 (Connie FE), VQ-2 from October 1971 to October 1974 (FE), VP-8 NAS Brunswick, Maine from October 1974 to November 1988, VP-23 NAS Brunswick, Maine and retired November 1, 1988 as ADCS..." [E-Mail Updated 26JAN2005 | 18MAY2004]

SANDOVAL, Chris christopher.sandoval.1@us.af.mil "...I served with VT-29 (07/1965-10/1968)..." [10SEP2014]

SCHUR, John john.schur@gmail.com "...I served with VT-29 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas from June 1969 thru September 1972. I flew as Plane Captain/Air crewman on both the T-29 and the C-117. I left the Navy at the completion of my tour with VT-29. Most recently retired after a career in law enforcement. Have fond memories of the people and the time I spent at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas..." [16AUG2007]

SIKES, ATC Phillip "Phil" Retired psikes@whidbey.net "...VT-29 was my first duty station after boot camp and NATTC Millington, TN. I arrived in 1968 and served as Plane Captain/Flight Engineer in both aircraft types. A change of rate to TD (Tradevsman) in 1971 moved me to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and elsewhere around the USA until my retirement in 1988 here at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. When the TD rate was disestablished I cross rated back to AT and served at NAMTRAGRUDET, VAQ-139 and AIMD from where I retired. I have missed flying in those Convair's ever since..." [28MAR2004]

TURRENTINE, John jturre@bellsouth.net "...I served with VT-29 from November 1970 to July 1972 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas in the Maintenance Office Program. CO was CDR Paul and Later CDR Spercer. Served with many fine officers and men and had a good time and learned a lot..." [21OCT2003]

WARNER, AMH3 Gary hisservant@centurytel.net "...Attended Boot Camp at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VT-29 (1960-1962) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas (Plane Captain on R4D and T-29) and VF-14 (1963-1964) at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida with a Mediterranean deployment aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42). I left the ship at Athens, Greece and headed home for discharge..." [15JAN2011]

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