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           Donald Wayne Abbott AKAN 1954 Oregon b.8/23/35; d.5/12/99 Bothell, WA

           Lynn Adams pilot 1949; Plankowner VC-12; Sally

Merrill Ryan Adams Midway 1955 b.9/10/25; d.2/6/03 Thomaston, GA

Robert Lee Agnew ENS NAOC Valley Forge 1958, Lake Champlain 1959 b.7/8/35; d.7/15/99 Kershaw, SC

CDR Monroe Joel Ahrenstein 1537 Grand Teton Ct Chula Vista, CA 91911 619-420-7471 monroeusn@aol.com NFO LCDR XO VAW-124 When CO became ill he became CO, which broke the tradition that only pilots could command a squadron, E2B Project Officer NAVAIRSYSCOM, CIC USS Oriskany, "Plankowner" CO VAW-117, CIC CARGRU 2, E2 Desk NAVAIRPAC, TACRON O-in-C USS Tarawa, retired 1979 b.7/20/31; d.1/7/2013; Deborah e-mail asigner@aol.com

Sam J. Aiello, Jr 22 Delta Pl Indian Head, MD 20640 301-743-7408 Valley Forge 1958 from Long Island, NY b.3/15/33; d.12/6/98 Onondaga, NY; Nettie M

Sam was not in our squadron he was just a very good friend of mine and he spent so much time with us everyone thought he belonged with us. He was with HS7, I saw him about 25 years ago on Long Island, He had a very bad heart and needed open heart surgery. That was the last time I saw him. -Thomas Tierney    

LCDR Robert Monroe Aiken Greenville, SC O-in-C Midway 1952-3 b.4/12/24; d.9/24/02

John D. Alderson, Jr Middletown & Springfield, OH AD3 1952 b.12/29/23; d.8/26/1995; Mary Virginia

CDR Charles Frederick (Fred) Alexander 1956-59 LT; CO VAW-120 1969-70 b.10/20/22; d.9/3/89 Olathe, KS; Jane

Herbert J. Aley 11618 Kent Kangley Rd Kent, WA 98031 Forrestal 1962 b.6/8/43; d.2/20/06; Beverly Des Moines, WA

Gerald (Gary) Alfrey 14117 W Horizon Dr Sun City West, AZ 85375-2807 623-214-0237 AD-2 1952-1956 Tarawa 1952-3; d.1/12/2009; Jane

               Bruce W. Allen SN 1954 b.12/21/35; d.2/1980 Kalamazoo, MI

                                       Enoch Little Allen ATC 636 Goetschl St San Diego, CA 92114-6720 619-262-7721 b.2/2/26; d.10/25/2004 Apache Junction, AZ

               Richard E. Allen Sharon, MA AM1 1954-6 Lake Champlain 1954-5; Intrepid 1955, Bennington 1956 b.10/30/23; d.2/12/96  

Stanley Ellwood (Bones) Allen LT 200 North El Camino Real #77 Oceanside, CA 92054 760-757-7511 NAOC, enlisted to commission 28 yrs in the navy Lake Champlain 1953 as AT1 Midway 1955 b.12/2/1926; d.1/28/2007 bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem

LCDR Thomas R. Allen 4933 Olive Grove Ln Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757-497-7342 Independence 1962 1965 NAOC Air medal, Allen Photo; b.1/17/31; d.11/14/2013; Jeanne

Dennis William Almeida, Sr Midway 1955 149 Palm Cir Flagler Beach, FL 32136 b.7/29/33; d.12/31/09 Cape Coral, FL

LT(jg) Arnold E. Alpert (Professor of pharmacology, Tufts University School of Medicine) b.9/7/31 Massachusetts; d.11/20/1993 Brooklyn, NY; NAOC Randolph 1956

James R. Alto ADR2 America 1965, Intrepid 1966 b.1/23/44; d.2/5/97 Okemos, MI; Mary Theresa

Warren S. Ambruster AN 1952 b.9/30/33; d.5/30/98 New York; son: Mark Ambruster, Transportation Manager, A Martin Limestone company 717 354-1030 MAmbruster@burkholderpaving.com

Arthur Paul Amonette CPO Saratoga 1959 b.3/21/21; d.2/26/1964 Houston, TX; Marie

Robert Amoroso ADCS Bennington 1956 (Baumgardner’s friend) ADRCA in Jun 63 in VW2 b.10/17/26; d.6/22/1986 in Pensacola bur Barrancas Natl Cem

LT John Bushman Amrine 20890 Barker Rd Marysville, OH 43040 937-642-3101 john_cathy28@hotmail.com ENS-LT 1958-1962 Forrestal 1958; Lake Champlain 1960-1; Essex 1960 NAVCAD Sudden cardiac arrest 9/29/05 Cathy

Eurico Andrade Midway 1955 d.3/12/76 New Bedford, MA; Beverly (Lagrange); Son: same name is 46 Myrtle St New Bedford, MA 02740 774-202-2572

Einar H. Anderson AD3 Middleburg, FL 1962 no det b.11/14/42; d.2/9/2006

Roy E. Anderson ADC Mustang, OK 73064 Saratoga 1959 b.1/21/1930; d.12/3/2006 1300 42nd St OKC 73111; Loanna

William K. Anderson PNSN 1952 b.5/15/32; d.2/21/2000 Bristol, RI D/c MA

LCDR George G. Andrews O-in-C Lake Champlain 1958-9; Wasp 1961 b.8/31/23; d.11/6/98 New York

Harold Arthur (Harry) Andrewsen, Jr 78 Marshall Ln Derby, CT 06418 203-735-8005 AD2 Essex 1961; Saratoga 1962; Enterprise 1963 c/o (sister) Janice Renner 226 Chelsea Rd Brookfield, VT 05036-9654 802-276-3931 b.11/10/42 New Haven; d.11/26/2006 bladder cancer for the past two years. He was on morphine since 11/22. The Connecticut Hospice was attending to Harry's needs along with the support of his girl friend, Karen Libby. Harry had just turned 64 two weeks before. Member of the Path Finder Motor Club and an avid sportsman. Mr. Andrewsen retired from Allied Signal and became a salesman for Libby's Motor World in New Haven. He is survived by a son, Eric S. Andrewsen, of Boston, MA, a daughter, Lori Lynn Davies of Oxford, a sister, Janice Renner of Brookfield, VT, grandchildren, Rachel and Russell Davies and his fianc'e, Karen Libby of Derby

Charles Edward Angel, Jr. AE2 Essex 1958-61 b.5/5/1932; Moved from JAX to d.1/26/01 Knoxville, TN

Gary P. Anselmi Enfield, CT b.6/29/28; d.5/16/02; Lorraine

Gary P. Anselmi, 73, of South Rd., Enfield, beloved husband of Lorraine (Glock) Anselmi of 49 years, entered into eternal peace, Thursday, (May 16, 2002) at Kettle Brook Healthcare. Gary was born in Courtney, PA, and lived in the Enfield community for 45 years. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was employed by T.L.C. Oil Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1991. Gary was also an avid golfer. Besides his wife, Lorraine, Gary is survived by a son, Gary A. Anselmi and his wife Cindy of Enfield; a daughter, Laurie Hurlburt and her husband Ronald of Enfield; two grandchildren, Nicole Anselmi and Gary A. Anselmi, II; and a great grandson, Jonathan P. Anselmi. Gary was predeceased by a sister, Sara Rocco.

Anthony (Tony) V. Antoniazzi ADC fm Connecticut Bon Homme Richard 1952, Tarawa 1953-4; Bennington 1956 d.1999 Pensacola Naval Hospital (cancer)

Thomas John Anzalone 5 Liberty Pl Glen Cove, NY 11542 516-676-5769 ATAN Enterprise 1962 d.5/17/2011; Gail b.1953; Angie (Angelina V b.1921- phone in her name); Son: Thomas J. b.1960 4 Hickory Ln Glen Cove, NY 11542-1444; Susan M. b.1952

Richard W. Apakian AN 1951 b.5/2/1930; d.5/25/2004 Las Vegas, NV issued in PA bur in Boulder City, NV

Chief Glen M. Archibald California Independence 1961 & 1962 b.6/24/22; d.6/4/82 Tremonton, UT

William (n) Ascroft ATC Lake Champ 1959; hurrevac 1958 b.2/19/25; d.8/6/89 El Cajon, CA bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem; Son: William J. Ascroft 208 West St Royal Oak, MI 48067 248-544-6454 b.1942

LCDR Julius W. Ashley 2449 Vacation Dr Macon, GA 31217 b.7/6/16; d.1/3/98 Electronics officer 1953; Mary D; son: Willie H. Jeffersonville, GA

John Marion Askins, Jr AN Essex 1960 b.9/23/41; d.9/30/06 Tell City, IN; Mabel E. (Mills) Askins 1814 9th St Tell City, IN 47586-1385 812-547-2689

Salvatore Astorino AN Midway 1955; Salvatore b.7/28/32 d.1/1987 Fishkill, NY 

LT Aubrey E. “Ack Ack” Atkinson LT LSO VC-12 USS Wright 1950 b.1/21/1923; d.6/4/1981 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Wilma O. Atkinson b.1925 lived in Fairfax and then Catharpin VA (NW corner of Manassas Ntl Battlefield.) She is living at 405 Woodland Av Hopewell, VA 23860-1847 804-452-1833 with James (perhaps a son)

Joseph J. Augeri 264 Center Ln Levittown, NY 11756 516-579-8075 Midway 1955 b.9/11/34; d.12/6/1997

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Robert William Babb Fallon, NV b.9/24/23; d.2/3/79

CDR Charles A. Baber LT(jg) Oriskany 1951 b.7/21/30; d.10/9/97 Los Angeles; Marjorie 3630 Red Oak Cir W Orange Park, FL 32073 904-269-2788 remarried to Cyrus King

Luther Earl Babers, III AMEC America 1966-7 AME1b b.6/3/36; d.11/18/94; Patsy A. Babers b.5/1939 235 Siena St San Diego, CA 92114 619-263-4566

LT Richard A. Baekey 1953-4 Wasp 1953 b.3/6/25; d.3/25/02 Tampa, FL; Was supervisor of the Parole commission; Faith F. Baekey b.12/1/22; d.8/22/99 Boca Raton

Richard M. (Rick) Bahl 5029 84th St SW Mukilteo, WA 98275 Apt# (360-341-2247 NIS) or Coupeville, WA Essex 1963 AA sent 2/10/06 b.1946; Nancy W. c/o Nick & Brynn Bahl 4120 Scatchet View Dr Clinton, WA 98236 360-321-4498

Rev. Robert W. Bain lately 22854 Highway 36 Cheshire, OR 97419-9754 541-998-5257 b.7/20/24; d.4/18/2007; Formerly 1673 Huasna Dr San Luis Obispo, CA 805-784-9567; Beverly J. Bain b.1929 bur in Westborough, MA

Gilbert V. Baker AM1 1953 b.11/19/28; d.7/13/92 Providence, RI

Roland H. Baker Jr. Houston, TX LT Lake Champlain 1957 b.4/28/27; d.3/2/1988

Cecil D. Baldwin AEC 1954 b.7/4/21; d.6/26/03 Colonial Beach, VA

Grover R. Baldwin Leyte 1951 b.1/28/21; d.7/19/2002 Genoa, OH

James K. Baldwin ATC America 1967 b.9/8/38; d.12/20/2008 Bullock, AL (or Glenside, PA)

Merle Guy Ball ADAN 1953 Smackover, AR b.7/24/1925 IA (Merle G. Ball b.9/22/13; d.11/2/96 N Oakland, PA too old to be ADAN in 1953 Father, same name); Helen E. Weiland Ball

Wesley Edgar Ball AZ1 Essex 1964 AZ3 b.2/15/39; d.4/4/1991 Waxahatchie, TX (Father, same name b.2/9/13; d.11/13/63 Point Pleasant, WV)

CDR Albert L. Ballard LDO electronics specialist 1953-4 b.4/23/08; d.8/3/1989 San Diego

Ronald H. Ballard LT 1310 to VAW-121 frm VS-39 b.5/15/42; d.9/27/08 Pike Co, IN 

William Paul Ballard c/o Bill Murphy (son-in-law) 317 Edison Dr Orange Park, FL 32073 904-742-8143 Saratoga 1957-8; 1959; 1960 AT1 (Pearl Harbor survivor) b.1/1/22; d.2/19/06

Paul D. Baller 5550 Bald Eagle Blvd Saint Paul, MN 55110 651-429-4462 ATAN 1953 b.6/16/34; d.3/2/2002

LCDR Norman L. Balliet 4480 SE 190th Morriston, FL 32668 352-528-6388 nballiet@webkraft.net Forrestal 1962-3 Commissioned ENS (LDO) Nov 1963 (VS-34 Gerrish’s squadron 1967-8); b.12/6/34; d.5/19/08; Betty

Francis J. Banach 14 Hedden Pl Middletown, NJ 07748-3626 732-747-3410 AM 1957 b.11/29/34; d.12/31/03; son at same address

Thomas Smith Bancroft ADAN 1952 b.4/2/35; d.9/9/93 Cleveland, TN; Joyce Chattanooga, TN 

Robert Kenneth Banner ATC 1148 3rd Av #47 Chula Vista, CA 91911 619-427-0422 ATRAN 1961 Wasp 1961-64 with VAW-33 Served on 23 aircraft carriers; b.6/15/38; d.3/18/08 bur in MA

LCDR RN John Mackinnon Barbour passed away on the 29th October 2005 at Saffron Waldon, Essex. He flew with 849 Squadron in Gannets John served as pilot with VAW-12 in 1962-1964, and was aboard USS Essex in Guantanamo Bay during the Cuban missile crisis An excellent pilot and good friend - Cleland McBurney

LT Michael Bardan Maint officer 1959 b.10/12/23; d.11/24/05 Tiverton, RI  

CDR Francis Oscar Barker AE1 Oriskany 1951 FDR 1953 b.7/12/29; d.7/4/96 Oak Harbor, WA, ashes scattered at sea

Joseph H. Barna 6897 Bayshore Dr Lake Worth, FL 33162-3903 AA Leyte 1957 (pronounce Bar-Nay) b.5/7/38; d.1/27/05 Anaheim, CA D/c issued in PA

John Ray Barnard 11749 Maryland Hywy Swanton, MD 21561-1305 AMH3 America 1967 b.1/22/48; d.10/4/2007; Shana A

Ray E. Barnard AEIAN 1957 b.May 1938 AE3 Intrepid 1958; Parkinson’s c dementia 2007; b.5/26/38; d.7/8/2010; Leslie Ann b.4/1944 359 Altamont Av Schenectady, NY 12303-1035 518-370-4698

Blaine B. Barnhart CS2 1951 b.6/8/27; d.8/30/05 Capitol Heights, MD

Henry L. Barnhart Almond, NY AN 1951 (probably deceased)

David L. Barns Charleston, MS AN 1957 b.2/18/1934; d.2/3/79

Hubert G. Barr AM2 1951 b.1/24/1926 Beaufort, SC; d.1/12/87 Chocowinity, NC; Margaret Louise (Upton) b.9/25 4738 NC Hywy 33 E Chocowinity, NC 27817 252-946-9433

Armand L. Barrette 15 Boston Ave Worcester, MA  01604 508-754-6005 AT3 1952-1954 Coral Sea 1953; d.3/25/2011; Virginia T. Mouid d.1988; Dtr: Jo-Ann Clougherty

Armand L. Barrette, 79, of Worcester, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011 in his home. His loving wife of forty-one years, Virginia T. (Mouid) Barrette, predeceased him in April 1998.
He is survived by his loving family, a daughter, Jo-Ann Clougherty and her husband William Clougherty, Jr. of Worcester and their children, Colleen and Michael; two sons, Edward Barrette of Wilton Manors, Florida and Armand J. Barrette and his wife Noel of Mechanicsburg, PA and their son, Nicholas. Armand is also survived by many members of his extended family including three sisters-in-law, Ruth Mouid, Teresa Kellerman and Marie Plante; many nieces and nephews. Born in Shrewsbury, son of Arthur L. and Cora (Goulet)Barrette, Armand graduated from Worcester Boy’s Trade and served in the Civil Air Patrol. He has lived in Worcester most of his life.
Armand served his nation proudly in the United States Navy, during the Korean Conflict. He was awarded the Navy Occupation Service Medal with European Clasp and a Defense Service Medal.
He worked as a Manager for New England Telephone for over twenty years, before retiring in 1989. Armand was a member of the former Saint Margaret Mary Church and upon the suppression of that parish he became an active member of Holy Family (Saint Joseph) Church and the church choir. He was also a member of The Worcester Men of Song and the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA), the Greendale Retired Men’s Club and was a former member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed singing and researching genealogy.

George Ronald Barton 3108 Lanny Ln Panama City, FL 32405 b.2/2/31; d.10/19/06 Olney, IL bur in KS

Samuel A. Basalla 3401 Pleasant Valley Rd Cleveland, OH 44134-3280 440-845-3280 b.1925 LT 1951; Sue b.1925; d.2002

LCDR Henry B. (Burt) Bassett 1950 b.10/30/16; d.7/13/07 Tallahassee, FL. Mentioned in Last of the Tin Can Sailors for heroism at the Battle of the Philippine Sea Navy Cross    

LT Edward D. Battersby Coral Sea 1955 Went to Yale Medical School after navy, but did not finish b.3/11/22; d.3/8/97 South Hadley, MA; Ann L. (Henderson) Battersby b.1924; d.1994

Richard L. Baynes 18 Crabb Norfolk, NY 13667-4103 315-384-3119 VAW-12 1957-61 AM3 Valley Forge 1958 b.6/11/36; d.1/29/09; Beverly (Wilson)

survived by his wife, Beverly, of Norfolk; a son, Thomas and Michele Baynes, East Greenbush; and a daughter, Wanda Williams, of Norfolk. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Rebecca and Justin Williams; a sister, Eileen Robert, of Balston Spa; and two nieces and three nephews.

James T. Bayruns AT3 1952 b.11/27/31; d.5/24/2000 Cocoa Beach, FL 32931; Dtr: Melissa Heslop Bayruns, Choate Rosemary Hall 1981 b.1963; d.2008

James V. Beach, Sr 3105 Oakmount Rd Bloomfield, NY 14469 585-657-5463 AN 1954 b.5/31/33; d.2/16/2008; Janet E

Donald A. Beattie 2001 83rd Av N #1170 St Petersburg, FL 33702-3968 727-570-2825 VC-12 d.7/18/05; Ann

John Dwight Beatty ARVAN Forrestal 1961 b.7/29/43; d.3/30/90 Sonoma, CA

Theodore T. Beaulieu AD 2 1956-8 b.10/26/30; d.3/17/02 Monson, MA

Emile Arthur Beauparlant ADC 1952 b.8/8/26; d.12/9/99 Old Town, FL (Woonsocket, RI); Esther B. Beauparlant 248 Hywy 19 Trenton, FL 32693 352-542-8884  

Roger Edward Bedard Burlington, VT AT3 Lake Champlain 1952 b.11/27/1930; d.10/1975; Son: Dennis James Bedard b.1969; d.2011

Rick Bednarczyk now Richard J. Bednar b.11/16/42; d.10/30/03 1464 Cathys Ln North Wales, PA 19454 215-362-6996 AA Randolph 1961-2 Jennifer b.1943

Ozell Beemon 215 Garden Ln Saginaw, MI 48602 989-791-1530 SD2 Enterprise 1962 b.2/2/1929; d.5/12/2007 Southfield, MI

LT(jg) Robert “O” Beeson 8 West Gate Dr Bow, NH 03304 603-228-0312 Bennington 1956-7; Intrepid 1958 Tufts 1953; b.6/15/32; d.1/2/2011; Rosemarie

Donald F. Behrend 8 Wicklow Dr Skaneateles, NY 13152 315-685-6912 AL3 Tarawa 12/1952-7/1953 b.8/30/31; d.7/25/2010; Joan C

Roy S. Belcher 40 Neponset St S Walpole, MA 02071 508-668-2018 Grew up in Topeka Kansas State ’40 XO VC-12 1956  d.9/15/03 age 87; Retired on board USF Constitution 6/30/70 after 30 years. Commanded Torpedo 3, XO USS FDR, CO NAS Bermuda. Hobbies Antique clocks and Naval history of the Civil War Mentioned in Wings of Gold Winter 2003 p. 53: Lorene; Six children Son: Jonathan Belcher 1569 Bronson Rd St Albans, VT 05478

Ronald H. Bell 602 Pipes Rd Ruston, LA 71270-3387 318-768-2440 ATR3 Wasp 1966 b.1946; d.1995 Patricia

Connie George Bement 358 Broadway St Tooele, UT 84074 435-882-4737 AA Lake Champlain 1953b.5/28/28; d.3/1/10; JoAnn (Williams)   

Connie George Bement beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on Monday, March 01, 2010.
Connie was born May 28, 1928 in Kanosh Utah, to Seymour Guy and Elvira Bement. He was a aircontroller during the Korean War attached to the USS Lake Champlain, he later married JoAnn Williams on August 10, 1962 where they spent 47 years together. Connie enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time at the cabin in Scofield Utah, and wintering in Yuma, Ariz.
Connie survived by wife JoAnn; daughters Kenzie (Mike) Wolverton, Hyrum, Utah and Chris Froschriser (Steve Harvey) Providence, Utah; sons Guy Bement, Tibe Island, Ga. and Terry Bement, Atlanta Ga.; sister Deanne (Val) Utley, West Valley City; grandchildren Austin Wolverton, Kylee Wolverton, Shannon Michelle Bement and many nieces and nephews.

Eugene L. Benczkowski AM2 18 Shore Rd Sparrow’s Point, MD 21219 410-477-3161 AM3 1953 b.6/10/1932; d.5/29/1995; J. Norma Benczkowski; Dtr: Michelle Benczkowski-Miller (Baltimore & Dundalk, MD)

Edward R. Bennett 9654 Kings Highway Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 Independence 1960-1 AD3 b.8/2/41; d.2/15/06 NY; Nancy Jane b.1947 c Melissa J. Bennett b.1939 Myrtle Beach

George Grant Bennett 2604 Daisy Dr Brenham, TX 77833 979-830-0455 AN Oriskany 1951 b.3/18/1931; 3/13/13; Ruth Ann (Brown) b.1931; d.1999; Bonnie Jean (Jones) Bennett b.1932; d.2011

 born in Houston, Texas, to the late Henry Estus Bennett and Mary Catherine Grant Bennett, and spent his life there. In 1949, he married Ruth Ann Brown and in 1983, they moved to Brenham. In 2000, he married Bonnie Jones. Grant worked in the petroleum industry until his retirement, after which he was an avid musician, remote control modeler, gardener, and member of Brenham's First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Ann, in 1999; second wife, Bonnie Jones, in 2011; and son, William Bennett Sr. in 2004.
Survivors include daughters, Cathy Patterson and Annabette Bennett; grandchildren, Rebecca Litton, William Bennett Jr., Leah Edmiston, Daniel Edmiston, and Amanda Patterson; and great-grandchildren, Ashley Treece, Julia Litton, Caleb Treece, William Bennett III, Noah Edmiston, Alexa Litton, and Oliver Bennett

 Joseph P. Bennett AD3 1951 b.3/29/31; d.12/18/2010 Oakland, MI

LCDR Bruce A. Bennington 2775 Rio Ct Punta Gorda, FL 33950 941-637-7746 Saratoga 1964-5; 1966, JFK; Hamilton Standard; b.4/7/37; d.12/20/07 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Pauline Bloom b.8/8/35; d.4/30/03

John J. Bentley AA 1954 b.11/22/34; d.2/13/05 Methuen, MA

Robert R. Benton SN 1952 b.9/21/34; d.10/30/2010 Warwick, RI

Richard D. Bergen AT3 1957 Sara 1958 Blackfoot/Sioux Indian b.5/30/35; d.1/21/2009 Minnehaha, SD

Irving Lee Berger Delray Beach, FL & Spring Valley, NY YN2 1953 b.1931; d.4/3/2013; Helene pre-deceased; Dtrs: Robin B. Kurtz & Allyson B. Brenner

Nick D. Berger 11393 Pena Way Mira Loma, CA 91752 951-361-2268 AN FDR & Wasp 1967 b.9/30/47; d.9/22/2004 of progressive neurological disease

Richard J. Bergeron ATN3 Randolph 1966 b.11/23/42; d.12/13/96 Swanton, VT

John E. Bergmann 11060 Caravel Cir Fort Myers, FL 33908 & 875 Hunter Dr Roselle IL 60172 630-529-5113 b.1943 ATRAN Enterprise 1961-2   

Edgar W. Bernard DK1 1954 b.9/28/29; d.10/30/07 Kenner, LA

Marion E. Berry AD1 Forrestal 1961 b.3/27/32 SC; d.6/13/04 Luneburg, VT

Charles C. Bertels WO-1 5296 Turkington Rd Acme, WA 98220 360-595-2320 Independence 1966-7; VAW-124 d.2004; Dtr: Elizabeth Hainer cyotha@qmail.com

Alfred A. Berube ALC Woonsocket, RI b.6/9/25; d.4/19/95 Cumberland, RI FDR 1954, leading chief, Randolph 1956; VS-42 in 1961

S. F. Bestland AN VC-12 b.9/27/29; d.6/2/99 Sonora, CA 95370

Lawrence D. Beylard ADJAA Wasp 1966 Gloucester, Danvers, MA b.12/13/46; Killed in automobile accident 5/2/1991; Marjorie E. Beylard b.2/47 11 Prospect Sq Gloucester, MA 01930 978-281-1610

LCDR Benedict B. Bialy LT Tarawa 1951-2; Wasp; Ticonderoga b.1922; d.1976 of cancer; Bur Arlington Natl Cem;  Doris M. b.12/22/1926 Port Arthur, TX; d.3/30/2010 Virginia Beach. Formerly 2427 Orleans Av Niagara Falls, NY 14303; Sons: Benjamin D. Bialy 4605 Curtiss Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23455-4319 757-464-4750, Michael and Thomas

Richard D. Biggs AN Essex 1961-2 b.9/9/1943 Shavertown, PA; d.9/6/2002

Richard Francis Billy 114 Curtis Av Syracuse, NY 13209 AA Essex 1961 b.10/12/1942 Syracuse; d.6/28/89 Conta Costa CO, CA; Barbara J. b.1945 attrib to Ruth M. Billy b.7/1/22; d.6/7/05 and Francis G. Billy b.2/11/14; d.2/3/99

Joseph A. Biondolillo 169 Bowers Av Watertown, NY 13601-4027 315-782-4341 AN Valley Forge 1958 b.3/17/34; d.8/11/04 Piffard, NY

LT Norman R. Birkler 1315 Leyte 1951; 1953-4 b.11/11/22; raised in an orphanage d.12/1985 Zephyrhills, FL D/c issued in NY

Eugene D. Bissey 117 Arbor Dr Washington, NC 27889 252-946-2513 AT3 Saratoga 1958 Essex 1959 d.5/18/06; Brunhilda (Loya)  bhbissey@yahoo.com

Mr. Eugene Bissey, 68, of 117 Arbor Drive, Washington, died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Bissey was born in Point Pleasant, N.J., on Oct. 6, 1937. He was the son of the late Joseph Magnus Bissey and Madeline Elizabeth Caggiano Bissey. He was a 1955 graduate of Point Pleasant Beach High School in New Jersey. He served in the Navy. On March 1, 1963, he married the former Brunhilda Loya, who survives. He was a glazer in the art glass manufacturing business and was owner/operator of Bissey Glass Works in New Jersey. He was the recipient of the Melvin Jones National Award from the Point Pleasant Lions Club. He had been a resident of Beaufort County for two years. Survivors include two sons, 1st Sgt. Dean C. Bissey of Fort Bragg and Jason W. Bissey of Point Pleasant, N.J.; two brothers, James Bissey of California and Ward Bissey of Washington and six grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the home. Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington. (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC)

Edwin A. Blackburn AE3 74 Vine Ln Laurel Springs, NC 28644-8779 336-372-6629 AN Valley Forge 1958 b.7/1/39; d.3/20/08

Curtis Nelson Blackmore AEAN 1954 b.3/2/33; d.7/29/2001 Kyle TX

John F. Blain 517 E Fulton St Stockton, CA 95224-2451 209-463-3747 FDR 1961, Forrestal 1962-3 b.7/13/1937; d.5/5/11; Jean M

LT Frank W. Blake, Jr O-in-C USS Mindoro b.12/12/18; d.4/20/79 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Juanita b.7/26/17; d.10/31/2011

James F. Blake b.11/21/1933; d.3/22/2006 Williamsburg, VA SA 1952; Son same name Oakton, VA 703-242-3761

LCDR Robert L. Blake LT (senior LSO) FDR carqual 1953 b.10/31/23; d.3/7/78 San Jose, CA DFC, Air Medalx4 U.S. Antarctic Expedition Medal; Virginia Tech & U. West Virginia; Eva Merle (Judy) Blake; Sons: Robert of Phoenix, AZ beblak & Brian

LCDR Charles M. Blanchard b.8/10/19; d.10/16/70 heart disease; Son Richard richblanchard@gmail.com  

CAPT Frank Medford Blanchard Virginia Beach, VA LCDR O-in-C Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.1/5/1919; d.10/3/2004 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Eleanor M. b.7/6/1916; d.2/23/2000 d/c in Texas

Lewis T. Blanchard LT 1310 b.8/21/1932; d.11/2/2003 Ocala, FL Essex 1962-3; Forrestal 1964 

Robert D. (Bob) Blanchard Box 521 (1450 N Clara Av) Deland, FL 32720-2200 386-734-9208 PR2 Enterprise 1963 (Later Saratoga 1977) from WI Freedom USA quality nylon products b.1/30/36; d.1/19/2010

Robert F. Blanchard PRCM 6004 Kingswood Dr Milton, FL 32570 850-623-0286 PR3 Saratoga 1962 from NY; b.8/15/39; d.11/24/2004; Norma

CDR Tom Blanchard Marble, NC d.11/23/03; Lucy 16061 SW 23rd Court Rd Ocala, FL 34473

Paul E. Blanchette Forrestal 1960 b.1/21/1940; d.3/18/2011 Woonsocket, RI

John A. Blesch Hillsborough, CA LT(jg) pilot Saratoga 1957; Cornell 1952; d.4/4/91; Son: Fred M. Blesch, DC Fort Collins, CO 970-495-6899 fblesch@yahoo.com

David Edward Bloemendaal 2008 Javelin Ct Virginia Beach, VA 23456 757-471-1298 Forrestal 1966-7 AT1 b.3/29/40; d.8/8/2010; Beatrice

Thomas L. Blythe 1473 North Palermo Rd Palermo, ME 04354 207-993-6026 Ticonderoga 1953; Coral Sea 1956; Intrepid 1957 b.10/6/34; d.1/34/2006

Ralph W. Bodenhamer 9608 Inlet Rd Norfolk, VA 23503 AMS1 Randolph 1965; b.6/7/1928; d.12/1985; Evelyn b.1929

Anthony J. Bodzioch ADC (pronounce Bo-jack) 88 Seaview Av North Kingstown, RI 02852-6324 401-294-2943 Saratoga 1957 Essex 1958 b.1918 Adams, MA; Joan R. b.1920; Son: Anthony J. b.1960 c Judith lives there now

John F.(Jack) Bojalad 41 Brown St DuBois, PA 15801 814-371-6076 ATN3 Saratoga 1960-61 Human Resource manager Penna Dept of Transportation; b.6/10/40; d.1/4/14; Bernadette “Bonnie” Bogacki Bojalad d.5/7/92

CAPT Robert Melvin Bollenbacher 25668 West River Rd Perrysburg, OH 43551 419-878-9276 1958-60 O-in-C Valley Forge Died May 22, 2003 Abdominal aorta aneurysm surgery complicated post op by cholecystitis/lithiasis, necessarily treated surgically, further complicated by plugged T-tube, bile stasis, pseudomonas septicemia and pneumonia

LT Joseph P. Boland USN Midway 1952 b.12/31/23; d.9/28/92 E Setauket, NY

Peter Rudolph Bondi, Sr AE1 P1 Mt Kisko, NY Essex 1961-2 b.2/1/1930; d.5/15/96 Lake City, FL 

Normand G. Bonneau ADR3 Saratoga 1961                                                                               Normand R. b.1/18/36; d.5/1984 Corpus Christi buried in RI; Doris Bonneau Goliad, TX 361-645-1535 may be widow

Harry F. Boone BTC in 1957 b.8/10/17; d.10/8/04 Orlando, FL

Ben Booth ATC 1957— b.12/11/25; d.10/6/84 Virginia; Survived the Bataan Death march

Robert H. Booth ADEAN 1953 b.2/17/33; d.3/13/98 Plymouth, MA

Harold T. Booth ATC 1954 b.5/6/23; d.9/8/97 Pensacola

Ronald C. Borden 305 Plymouth St Middleboro, MA 02346 508-947-6948 b.7/32; d.2/23/96 ADEAN 1953; Martha E  

CDR Bruce E. Bothwell Saratoga 1958 LT(jg) b.6/16/32; d.1/8/99 &1/15/99 D/c processed through US Embassy, Bern, Switzerland bur Beaufort Natl Cem SC

George J. Boucher, Jr ADR3 Enterprise 1962-ADR2 1963 b.8/15/41; d.12/12/94 Burlington, MA

Byron Francis “Ron” Boudreaux 11171 Oakwood Dr J 101 Loma Linda, CA 92354 909-478-3944 LT(jg) 1310 Valley Forge 1958; Forrestal 1959; FDR 1961; b.7/14/33; d.6/18/11; Mary A. 8 Brockton Ct whiting, NJ 09759-3264 732-350-1824; Dtr: Jane E. Adametz (Joseph M)

Leo A. Bouffard ADCS Pawtucket, RI 02860 Narragansett Indian Randolph 1956-7 b.3/5/29; d.5/15/1988 Swansea, MA AD1 Randolph 1956

Dennis E. Bourn Randolph 1966 b.7/6/46; d.1/18/05 Medford, OR

Leonard Rene Bourque, Sr b.1935; d.10/16/1990 Woonsocket, RI                                                                               110 Lege Rd Kaplan, LA 70548-5501 337-643-2254 AMS1 Randolph 1963 Unocal 33 yrs b.11/23/1933; d.7/28/2012; Margarite R. (Conner) Bourque

William David Bowen VC-12 TBM pilot 1949-50 b.5/19/24; d.8/21/2001 Downey, ID

 John G. Bowes AK2 Det 14 b.8/30/28; d.10/26/05 in San Francisco. Formerly 1727 Dylan Dr VABCH 23464 5253 Ashby St NORVA 23502 757-853-4862 b.1929; Margaret

James K. “Jim” Bowlby 3792 Ridgeton-Annapolis Rd Bucyrus, OH 44820 419-562-0032 lbowlby@aol.com AC3 Saratoga 1960-1961-2; d.4/23/2010; Linda (Side saddle enthusiast)

W. C. Bowling AD3 Oriskany 1951 b.10/16/30; d.8/27/02 LaPorte, TX

LT(jg) William M. Bowman NAOC Valley Forge 1958; 1959 Forrestal. A Wm M. Bowman b.10/12/36 d.9/20/95 NC

Melvin Ellsworth Bowser, III Saratoga 1964-5 b.5/19/45; d.5/7/2010 Battle Creek, MI

Billy Gene Boyd AN Forrestal 1957 Essex 1958 b.2/15/39; d.7/31/89 Mullins, SC cancer

Clyde Eugene Boydston 1109 Indian Mound Rd Graham, TX 76450 AMAN 1953 (Farm in Graham, TX auctioned 6/17/2006) b.2/26/33; d.3/20/2011 Olney, TX

LCDR James Lee Boyer “The Thin Man” LT Randolph 1962 b.10/7/38; d.4/9/98 Williamson, TX

LCDR James E. Boyle O-in-C Saratoga 1957 & 8; Wasp 1958 b.1924; d.1987 abdominal aortic aneurysm; Mary L. Boyle 244 Oakland St Apt B Manchester, CT 06042 860-432-5822; Daughter: Kathleen T. Boyle ktb322@gmail.com or phone 408-771-4268

Wayne E. Boyte 610 Laurel St Beverly, NJ 08010-3416 609-387-3910 BHR 1953 b.7/24/1926; d.6/22/03 bur in VT

LCDR Henry G. Bozeman AD3W pilot LT(jg Bennington, 1953-4; 2nd tour LCDR Independence 1960 b.7/30/30; Law practice in GA 1976-96; d.9/20/1996 Dublin GA pancreatic cancer

Around 1962-1963 my late husband LCDR Henry G. Bozeman spent some time in Norfolk, VA as one of three Navy test pilots for the WF-2. At the end of the test period, they flew 3 of the new "Willie Fudds" back to the base in Rhode Island where they were stationed. As they approached the tower before landing, the guy in the tower told them they looked like a heard of turtles coming in for a landing. They were of course dubbed "Fudd Drivers.” I remember we all had so much fun with that airplane. Grumman gave my husband a model of the WF-2 for his desk... I still have it today. And I am very proud of it. He was known as "# 1 Fudd Driver." I do have a number of pictures of the three coming in for a landing (pictures that the Navy photographers took. They are 8 x 12) Even the pictures of the celebration after they returned. They are packed away, some where.. I would be glad to send you copies of them for your files if you would like. This WF-2 evidently a newer version, than the one pictured here. He was in the VAW-12 squadron, and as I remember I believe that the three test pilots took them on their maiden voyage.. At this point I can't remember the name of the ship that was there at the Naval Base in Rhode Island. I was rather young then and really didn't pay a lot of attention to the particulars. So my dates may be a little off. Both of the other pilots had the first names of John. Just now I can't recall their last names, I believe all were LCDRs. (John Lavra & John Ward-ed) My husband went on to become the youngest flight deck officer in the Navy at that time on the Independence (the guy that took his place got a huge 4 page spread in an important magazine ...Life, or one of those...as the youngest Flight Deck Officer in the Navy. He was several years older than my husband! LOL) and then just before my husband retired he spent a year in Vietnam ...the year was 1969. He retired, became an attorney in Dublin, GA. and in September of 1996 died of pancreatic cancer. I have always felt that his death was due to contact with agent orange when he was landing on tiny air strips in the mountains and jungles of Vietnam. I understand it took years for agent orange to do it's dirty work. I have never approached the Navy about my beliefs...but I am sure there are similar cases if records were checked.
My main interest now, is to find out more about the time that my husband was a test pilot for the WF-2 and the first voyage. And get dates that are more valid than my memory for my sons and grandson. And to email anyone that was stationed in Rhode Island or was in the VAW-12 squadron at that time. It was a very large squadron... and a great bunch of people were involved with the working of that squadron.
You can reach me at flyjo@bellsouth.net  
Joanne Bozeman (Wall) 173 Trinity Road Dublin, Georgia 31021

Robert J. Brackett AT1 FDR 1966-7 b.9/22/25; d.8/5/03 Woonsocket, RI

LCDR Alfred E. Bradford 570 Dugualla Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277-5716 (no mail receptacle) 360-675-8125 AM1–LCDR (LDO) b.5/16/44; d.10/24/05 King County, WA

Wayne Alan Bradford, Sr 1050 Saybrook Harbour Pasadena, MD 21122-6532 b.10/6/45; d.4/1/05 VAW-12 1966 Wasp; Diane F

Frank C. Bradley 3804 Seymour Rd Jackson, MI 49201-8881 517-764-0987; b.1933; d.9/7/2012; Dorothy M. b.1941 VC-12 Saipan 1950 (msg 5/30/09-no reply)

David C. Bradshaw AD3 Forrestal 1958-9 b.7/17/37; d.11/17/02 Box 64 Bridgeton, IN 47836-0064 765-548-0194; Arlene A

CDR John H. Brady, Jr. 2416 Country Club Blvd Orange Park, FL 32073 904-272-0187; Deceased March 1997 after playing golf He was hanging on to a tree leaning way over to retrieve a ball when the tree broke and he fell breaking his neck. He died 5 weeks later There is a memorial golf tournament in his honor yearly in January at Dearwood Country Club in Jacksonville LCDR O-in-C Independence 1962-3 Son: John III egbife@aol.com

CDR Francis Leo (Red) Brady, Jr. LT O-in_C Coral Sea 1951 b.6/6/19; d.7/30/1986 Point Loma, Calif bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem; Son: paul.v.brady@boeing.com

Robert John Bragg, Jr. AMHCA Essex 1961 b.3/31/22; d.4/1/2001 Fort Pierce, FL

Garland Branch Independence 1961 & 1962 b.10/23/40; d.12/78 Keithville, LA 318-925-2878

Walter Leslie “Johnny” Branch, Sr 161 High Point Rd Richmond, VA 23238-6118 804-784-5630 b.6/4/1936; d.12/24/10 Henrico, VA Midway 1955; Anne Iseman Branch

Arthur D. Brannan AMAN Ticonderoga 1953; Intrepid 1955 b.10/29/32 Lake Orion, MI; d.2/11/03 Sacramento CA

Curtis E. Branscum 8915 Bent Grass Loop E Southaven, MS 38671 662-280-4396 ADR3 Randolph 1963 b.4/25/41; d.11/24/06; Patricia Ann

George M. Brantley ADR1 Saratoga 1961-2 b.8/1925; d.2002 West Warwick, RI D/c issued in Georgia

Peter F. Brauchler ATN2 Randolph 1966 b.5/8/44; d.9/86 Round Top, NY

Henry W. Bravo ADC Ticonderoga 1953 Largo, FL b.11/14/21; d.10/2/01

John B. Brazell, Jr AN 1953 b.7/25/32; d.5/13/98 Roanoke, AL 

Robert A. (Bob) Breunig 4 Rainbow Ln Lindenhurst, NY 11757-6632 Lake Champlain 1953; b.2/10/1930; d.5/28/2008

Robert H. Brickey 1950s b.6/24/21; d.3/31/2003 Nashua, NH; Son, same name 6 Jordan Rd Windham, NH 03807-2201 603-893-0962; Annette G rockpondnh@aol.com

Jerome A. Bridenbaugh ALC 1950 b.1/19/1916 Dayton, OH; d.6/1980

Joseph P. Briguglio ADC VC-12 1951 b.3/6/20; d.9/4/08 Port St Lucie, FL (MA) Professional golfer and a golf course pro superintendent with Tri County Country Club in Buena Vista, GA; Joan; Son: John Briguglio
Daughter: Donna Merchant; Step-son: David Bergendal; Step-daughters: Pamela Geldart and Joan White



Walter L. Brinkel (Larry) 853 Heather Ct Vandalia, OH 45377-1619 937-264-8217 brinkelra@peoplepc.com (failed) FDR 1964; Ruth R. (phone in her name 2/09)

John F. Brock, Jr. ADR2 Kenhorst, PA Intrepid 1955; Bennington 1956 b.7/24/33; d.1/22/2008

James C. Brodie AKC 1954 b.11/6/1919; d.8/16/1978 bur Arlington Natl Cem

Theodore Hamilton Brodie Box H (100 Humphreys Lane) Duxbury, MA 02332 781-934-5610 LT(jg) 1953-6 hamilbro@aol.com; Robin Work: President, New England Insulation 55 North St Canton, MA 02021 617-828-6600

 I joined the Squadron out of CIC School Glenview, IL in late 1953 and remained until the spring of 1956 as an NAOC; In 1997 I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma; I am not in remission, but well under control thanks to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Duxbury EXNAVOS meets three times a year

 Lived in Duxbury, MA and Ocean Reef Key Largo, FL. Theodore Hamilton Brodie, CEO and owner of Canton based New England Insulation Company for 50 years, died peacefully Sunday morning September 12, 2010 after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma. Born in 1929 to the late Martha and Theodore E. Brodie of Brookline MA, Ted lived in Brookline, Minneapolis, and Pembroke, before settling in Duxbury in the 1950’s. A respected contractor committed to the welfare of his employees and the insulation and carpenters unions of his industry, he was awarded the Cushing Gavin Award in 1995 by The Labor Guild for excellence in labor management. Ted served as president of the National Insulation Association (NIA), and received the NIA Man of Year Award in 1988. He served as Trustee of the New England Carpenters Benefit Funds and the Insulators Local 6 Benefit Funds for many years. A graduate of Tabor Academy in 1946 and Bowdoin College in 1952, Ted was a student of history and his personal library is a testament to life-long learning. He endowed the Bowdoin Brodie Family Scholarship Award to help middle class students since 1970, the Bowdoin Brodie Family Annual Education Lecture and a Tabor Academy Scholarship. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Bowdoin College. Ted joined the Navy in 1953 and attended the Naval Officer Candidate School, completing service as a LTJG Naval Air Observer (NAOC) in 1956. As a member of the Duxbury Yacht Club, the New York Yacht Club, and The Blue Water Sailing Club, friends will remember Ted as an avid sailor aboard his sailboat Unite. Ted contributed to the Duxbury community as an elected School Board Member, a member of the Finance Committee, a Deacon at Pilgrim Church, and a Free Mason. He supported many local organizations including the Duxbury Bay Maritime School. He was first married to the late Judith Swanson Harrison in Duxbury in 1953. As an entrepreneur, Ted was known for his intelligence and ability to negotiate. He was member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), World Presidents Organization, Chief Executive Organization (CEO) and was active in the local chapter of the New England 49’ers for many years. Ted leaves his beloved wife of 32 years Robin G. Brodie of Duxbury and Ocean Reef Key Largo, FL. and his sister Carol Auriema and her husband Carlos, of Staten Island, NY. He leaves his children, Glenn Brodie and his wife Linda Brodie of Duxbury, MA, Karen Brodie Doyle of Wayne, PA, Beth Brodie of Burlington, VT, Mark Brodie and his wife Margot Brodie of Hingham, MA, and Blake Underhill and his wife Maria Underhill, of Dover, MA.

Louis G. Brody 30 Barnes St Providence, RI 02906 SA Coral Sea 1955 b.11/19/1933; d.5/4/07 East Greenwich, RI

Arthur G. Broll, Jr. 15 Sail Point Ln Key Largo, FL 33037-3769 305-367-4344 & Radnor, PA ENS NAOC 1956-8 Forrestal 1956-7; Intrepid 1958, Yale 1955 b.1933; d.2/16/2012 Parkinson’s Disease; Nancy (Tompkins.)

 Arthur G. Broll Jr., 79, of Radnor, an innovative businessman and former chairman of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Wilmington and South Jersey, died Thursday, Feb. 16, of Parkinson's disease at Bryn Mawr Terrace. In 1958, after serving in the Navy, Mr. Broll joined the bottling business his father, Arthur, had established in 1935. As president of the Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Association from 1976 to 1978, Mr. Broll organized bottlers to lobby Congress to protect their franchise rights. In 1980, the Federal Soft Drink Interbrand Competition Act was signed into law, allowing soft-drink companies to allocate exclusive distribution areas for their bottlers. In 1985, Mr. Broll cofounded Santa Fe Associates, comprising owners of bottling companies in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Mr. Broll also established a co-op, Penn Chesapeake, to purchase supplies. He and Melvin R. Korn acquired Geographic Marketing Group to provide marketing services to independent Pepsi bottlers in regional groups. Mr. Broll grew up in Margate, N.J., and graduated from the Lawrenceville School. He earned a bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1955. From 1955 to 1958, he served in the Navy aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, and he was aboard the aircraft carrier Forrestal on its maiden voyage. After retiring in 1992, Mr. Broll enjoyed winters at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., and summers in Nantucket, Mass., where he was a member of the Sankaty Head and Nantucket Golf Clubs and the Great Harbor Yacht Club. He led an effort to protect beach erosion in Siasconset on Nantucket, said a son, David. Since 1955 he had been married to Nancy Tompkins Broll. They met when she spent a weekend at Yale. "She thought he looked like Montgomery Clift," their son said, "and he thought she looked like Doris Day." Eight years ago, Mr. Broll and his wife founded the Tompkins-Broll Family Foundation to serve people in need in the Philadelphia region. In addition to his wife and son, Mr. Broll is survived by daughters Carolyn and Julie; sons Dan and Geoff; 14 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter

Herbert F. Brooks ADR1 7842 E 34th St Tucson, AZ 85710 b.1937 AN 1957 (mail retn)(520-886-2442 phone is now Dilworth) (no d/c found for him); Kiyoko I. Brooks b.2/7/36; d.7/15/06 in Tucson Formerly 539 H St Chula Vista, CA 91910 & 553 Parkwood Dr San Diego, CA 92139 in 2004

William P. Brooks ATC Wasp 1966, Essex 1967 b.4/18/38; d.3/26/08 Kinston, NC

Larry F. Brotherton AX3 FDR 1965-6 10803 Buckeye Rd Festus, MO 63028-2998 636-789-9881 b.5/8/1945; d.8/29/99; Louise

CDR Alfred E. Brown O-in-C Coral Sea 1952; FDR carqual 1953 b.7/11/1919 Maine; d.8/1/1988 Pensacola

Carl Brown, Jr. 74 of Flynn Terrace, RI, a retired police captain and former Town Council president, died Sept 11, 2003 in Warwick He was the husband of Sylvia F. Brown, married for 52 years b.Falkville, AL, he had lived in West Warwick since 1950. He was a member of the American Legion. He received an associate's degree in 1972 and a bachelor's degree in 1975, both from Salve Regina College, Newport, RI, and graduated from the FBI Academy, in Quantico, VA, in 1979 He began his career in law enforcement as a patrolman in West Warwick, and later was employed by the Coventry Police Department, became captain before retiring in 1988 In his retirement, he became active in local politics. He represented Ward 2 on the West Warwick Town Council from 1996 to 2002, and for the last two years, was the council president Founder of the Coventry Police Athletic League A former baseball player with the Quonset Flyers, nicknamed "Rabbit" Tarawa 1952

Charles D. Brown 8585 Dakota Av Denver, CO 80226-3078 LT(jg) FDR 1957 b.7/23/30; d.1/20/07 Littleton, CO –lived in Castle Rock, CO c Jane, Maria, & Lawanna; Bur in NM

Leo Leslie Brown Waco, TX AE2 1951 b.4/13/25; d.12/14/73

Roy R. Brown 10937 5th St NE Minneapolis b.6/1948; d.2008;  Also Anoka, Andover, Circle Pines, Ham Lake, Blaine, MN & Havre, MT Played hockey for U. Minnesota; father owned bars & clubs in Minneapolis; Gentlemen’s Night Out; Trudy b.1953; d.2005

Ronald G. Brown ATN3 Houston, TX Wasp 1958 AN b.10/13/39; d.5/9/94

Roy R. Brown 10937 5th St NE Minneapolis b.6/10/1948; d.11/27/2008; Also Anoka, Andover, Circle Pines, Ham Lake, Blaine, MN & Havre, MT Played hockey for U. Minnesota; father owned bars & clubs in Minneapolis; Gentlemen’s Night Out (see also Randy Morgan); Trudy b.1953; d.2005

LT Sammie Lee Bruce, USN, survived McLuckie’s aborted cat shot on USS Palau AT1 3/20/50 b.10/6/14; d.5/14/76 Alamo, Tenn

Terry Ray Brugman 1919 W 10th St Spencer, IA 51301 712-580-4579 AN 1958 b.1/17/1938; d.7/25/2012

Terry Ray Brugman, the son of Karl and Eva (Olhausen) Brugman, was born January 17, 1938 in Webb, Iowa. He was the 8th child of ten children. He was raised on a farm near Sioux Rapids, IA, where he received his education, graduating from Sioux Rapids High School. He entered the military and served with the US Navy from 1956 until his honorable discharge in 1959. After his service to his country, he moved to South Dakota, where he worked in insurance sales for four years and later worked for the SD State Highway Department for two years. Terry worked for Armour Meats for 14 years in Huron, SD. and Twin Cities area. He continued his career in the meat brokerage business, working for Tri Meats for the last 13 years until his passing.
He moved to Spencer in 2001, where he resided until the time of his death. Terry was a member of the Moose Lodge and the VFW. His biggest passions were golf and spending time with his grandchildren.
Terry passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the age of 74. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: James, Keith and Karl Brugman; two sisters-in-law; Marcy and Marilyn and brothers-in-law; Gene Scheiber and Bill Williams.
Left to cherish his memory are his son, Kyle (Rose) Brugman of Algoquin, IL.; his daughter, Shelly (Joseph) Eisenreich-Ubalde of Olathe, KS; three grandchildren: Katie Rose Browne, Amanda Ellen Eisenreich and Evan Robert Eisenreich; his siblings: Darrell Brugman of Spencer, IA, Wayne (Elizabeth) Brugman of Sun City, AZ, Donna Scheiber of Spencer, IA, Patricia Williams of San Jose, CA, Ronald (Sheila) Brugman of Mesa, AZ and Connie (Ken) Scogland of Boulder, CO; two sisters-in-law; Beverly Brugman of Scottsdale, AZ and Janice Brugman of West Union, IA and many relatives and friends.

 LCDR Herman S. Brumme, Jr ENS pilot 1948-9 Plankowner VC-12 Houston, Texas b.9/30/25 Cincinnati, OH; d.8/10,/2005. He served as a pilot in the Navy from 1943-1947 and continued in the Naval Reserves until 1979. Herman received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University in 1952. In 1954, he began a twenty-five year career with Grumman Aerospace in New York. Herman moved to Houston in 1980. He enjoyed a second career as a substitute teacher. He volunteered to entertain the young and the sick as Sailor the Clown. Son: Herman S. Brumme, III 1315 Indian Hawthorne Ct Houston, TX 77094-2815

Zygmund J. Brunisifski CS3 1952 Avoca, PA b.11/1/28; d.11/1987 Pittston, PA

Donald A. Bruwier AD3 Ticonderoga 1953 b.1/14/31; d.7/8/92 Macomb, MI

Richard A. Bryant AA Enterprise 1961-2 b.1943; d.6/9/94 Baker, GA

William C. Buchanan AN 1954 b.6/26/36; d.11/11/1998 Tulsa, OK

Harry J. Buckley AKC 1958 8 Bengal Rd South Weymouth, MA 02190 781-335-4725 b.8/19/1917; d.3/5/1997; Claire d.7/11/89 Dedham, MA; Phone is now Michael Buckley, son, b.1945

B. D. Buckman YN3 1951; Annejane Mae Buckman b.1929 Huntingdon Valley, PA c Bruce A. b.1945 & Gloria J. Buckman 405 Pheasant Dr Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006-3047 215-947-3060

Clifton R. Buckner 1009 Hillcrest Dr Sparta, IL 62286-1013 618-443-2702 ADR3 Wasp 1960-1 b.3/3/38; d.9/24/07 age 69

CAPT George Alexander Buckowski 95-1030 Ainamakua Dr Apt H Miliani Town, Oahu, HI 96781-4302 LCDR O-in-C Oriskany 1951; b.7/26/20; d.7/13/2012 bur Natl Cem of the Pacific

 DFC  Mrs. Stella P. Buckowski, 80, of Aiea, Hawaii, d.5/1997 in the Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii. Prior to retiring, she was employed as a registered nurse. Born in Rhode Island, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Zebleckes. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Jan of Chehalis, WA and George J. of 6 George St Central Port Elizabeth, South Africa geodel@agnet.co.za

LT(jg) John Otto Buerger pilot 0374195/1325 FDR carqual 1953; Coral Sea 1953; b.1/27/27 Wisconsin; d.1/23/84 Santa Clara, CA

Rex D. Bullard, Jr ADC 208 W Walnut Av Foley, AL 36535-2314 251-943-4891 1955-9 AD2 yet was a radar controller too. b.1932 & had a stroke; d.3/12/2013; Lake Champlain det AT1 1957; 28 years in the navy VAW-12 Norva; Abbie Yvonne b.1939; d.2009; Dtr: Laura Noel Lopez

Michael W. Burcham AME3 Saratoga 1966; America 1967; b.7/9/44; d.10/25/02 Lebanon, IN cancer                                         

Edward R. Burfield AD1 1954 b.5/24/24; d.4/12/91 Washington, DC

Thomas J. Burgdorf ALC 13 Prospect Dr Huntington NY 11746-2920 631-271-0795 Ticonderoga 1953 & 1955; Intrepid 1955 b.2/25/1922; d.10/20/2011; Jean A b.1926; d.2012

Louis Irving Burke, Jr. 409 Fulton Av Villa Park, IL 60181 AA Essex 1961 b.12/31/42; d.7/1976 (L.I.B. Sr b.1919; d.Villa Park, Illinois 2001

E. C. Burkhart ALC 1953 b.9/22/24; d.7/11/00 San Diego d/c issued in OK

LCDR Russell Oliver Burnham Saunder2town, RI 1405 Gilbert Stuart Rd Saunderstown, RI 02874-2803 401-294-0825) O-in-C Coral Sea 1956; Leyte 1957; b.1/23/30; d.8/20/00; Karena

Paul M. Burr AT2 1954 b.6/17/27; d.7/23/96 Yarmouth, ME

LT(jg) Lloyd E. Burris 17353 County Rd #64 Loxley, AL 36551-5609 251-964-5149 LT(jg) 1952-1955 Wasp 1953; b.1/17/29; d.12/30/08 cancer; Joan A

CDR Daniel C. Burton 1009A Temon St Hendersonville, NC 28739 828-697-2931 Midway 1953 Midway 1953 b.1918; Lillian Veronica Burton 2515 Golfview Cir Fenton, MI 48430-9624  

LCDR Daniel C. Burton 1009A Temon St Hendersonville, NC 28739 828-697-2931 Midway 1953 b.11/21/1918; d;10/22/2006 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Lillian Veronica Burton 2515 Golfview Cir Fenton, MI 48430-9624 

Dale Hammonds Burus b.1937; d.2003 Houmas, LA

LT Lowell Edwin Bush (LDO) 2214 W Sanford St Arlington, TX 76012-4913 817-860-6123 LT Intrepid 1958-9; Independence 1960 b.1924; d.1/30/2010   


Lowell was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He had an exceptionally fulfilling life with his wife Harriet of 65 years. Lowell served in the United States Navy for 25 years after serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam and later retired as a civilian from the Dallas Police Department after 21 years of service.
Survivors: Wife, Harriet Young Bush; son, David Bush and wife, Kim, of Granbury; grandsons, Michael and Joseph Bush; sister, Bonnie Miers of Oklahoma               

I am Harriet E. Bush, wife of Lowell E. Bush who passed away January 30, 2010 from multiorgan failure and Septic Shock. He had been in better health until this occurred. He was in the Hospital about 2 months but just couldn't make it. We were married 65 years this March 24th 2010. 

Archie J. Bussells ATC 3605 Rendale Dr N Jacksonville, FL 32210-5125 904-772-1958 VC-12 Saipan 1950 b.5/2/1922; d.1/5/13; Pearl V; Sons: Walter (Dee) & Bill  

Walter E. Butcher AS1 5 Harrington Rd North Kingstown, RI 02852-2061 401-884-1408 webutch@webtv.net ADR2 on Essex 1961-2 d.11/7/2012 cancer; June

Leon Kermit Butler, Jr Kasilof, AK AT1 Randolph 1965; b.7/9/40; d.7/22/02  Carlsbad Medical Center in Carlsbad, N.M. internment was held in Wallace, N.C.

Mr. Butler was born July 9, 1940, in Bladen County, N.C., the son of Leon Butler Sr. and Jessie Rayfield Butler. He married Eleanor Cavanaugh in Dillon, S.C., and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served for 10 years. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving for 11 years. During that time he attended flight school. He was promoted to captain and served as a pilot in the U.S. Army, arriving in Alaska in 1975. He retired in 1980. Mr. Butler was a commercial pilot for a short time after his retirement from the Army. He then was accepted by the FAA as an air traffic controller until he retired in 2001.  Mr. Butler is survived by his wife, Eleanor Butler of Kasilof; son and daughter-in-law, Leon ''Kit'' III and Chantel Butler of Peters Creek; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Joseph Howell of Valdez; and grandchildren, Jonathaniel and Jasmine Butler, and Michael, Gene, and Jacob Howell. Quinn-McGowen

James N. Byrne AZCA 2201 Old Field Rd Columbia, SC 29223-3839 Randolph 1965; Herta U. Byrne b.8/3/28; d.7/2/05 Richland, SC

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James H. Cable Johnson City, TN AN-AO3 1952 b.2/27/33; d.12/7/04 Elizabethton, TN

Justo L. Cabuhat TN 1959 b 5/33; d.10/15/98 in the Philippines 

Huston L. Cadle Greenbrier Co, WV AN Essex 1959, Lake Champlain 1960-1 b.12/10/34; d.2/1984

Earl J. Cain, Jr SA 1952 b.4/15/30; d.12/20/96 Warrington, PA

Norman R. Caisse 909 Swamp Rd Coventry, CT 06238-1458 860-242-8130 AD3 1951; b.10/27/32; d.7/1976; Cynthia P

CDR Benjamin F. Caldwell Bayou Lillian, AL 36549 1955-6 b.6/17/09; d.12/10/64 Pensacola, bur Barrancas Natl Cem. Wife Emily was taken to hospital 12/10/64. When son got home from fishing his Packard was left at fish camp, so he took her VW bug and crashed it on the way to see her (Gene Forsht knew him well); Emily b.6/2/1911; d.6/6/04; Dtr: Marilyn Caldwell Badessa m.badessa@att.net

 

 

Armand P. Camaioni 486 Old Grantham Rd Goldsboro, NC 27530-8518 919-735-7442  FDR 1966-7 b.5/27/44; d.1/21/2011; Danny Grady Construction Co; Dolly Jo (Gurganus)

Joseph F. Campany PO Box 193 Lowville, NY 13367-0193 315-301-4006 Enterprise 1964 b.5/6/41; d.12/26/2011

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Mike Herzog of Mattydale, Donna and Kevin Helms of Marshville, NC, Tammi and Carmen Carr of Syracuse; his mother, Martha Campany of Lowville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Rodney and Carolyn Campany of Concord, NC, Lynn and Gail Campany of Lake Bonaparte

Alleyne R. Campbell AE3 1951 b.6/30/30; d.5/12/04 Vincentown, NJ; Mildred M. Skorski Campbell b.1932 Coventry, RI; d.1/25/03 Willingboro, NJ

LT(jg) Charles Norman Campbell Beverly, NJ b.8/17/32; d.1/1/1959 Intrepid 1958; Forrestal 1959

LT Cletus L. Campbell 1310 Catharpin, VA VAW-12 to VAW 121 3/1967 b.10/26/38; d.10/21/89 bur in Georgia

John R. Campbell AMC Enterprise 1961-2-3; FDR 1966 then VAW-121 (Friend of Meyn) d.9/06 Blairsville, PA; Dorothy

Kyle W. Campbell AA FDR 1967 b.6/21/1948; d.3/24/1968 Ramsey, MN  

CAPT William (Bill) Campbell 17 E Wedgewood Glen The Woodlands, TX 77381 281-363-0236 ENS 1948-50 Kearsarge 1951 with Roy Isaman, Bill Marshall, Bob Kerr, Bob Smith, Maloney, Osborne PLANKOWNER in VC-12; CIC Officer of two carriers, Shangri-La & Independence; Commanding Officer of Tacron 22. Navigator of the Boxer; Attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces; Did a tour of duty with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in D.C. Worked directly with ADM Zumwalt, CNO, in planning the Navy's participation in the Son Tay prison rescue attempt. Following the planning, briefed CINCPAC, COMSEVENTHFLT, and CTF 77 concerning the Navy's responsibilities in the operation. Member of the Son Tay Raid Association; law practice at age 53; d.11/2010 bladder cancer; Anna  

Fernando (NMI) Cancel, Jr ATN3 Essex 1964 b.12/14/38; d.5/15/94 Calverton, NY

Richard R. Capewell Oyster Bay, NY b.10/9/27; d.8/2/2000 E Norwich, L.I. NY

CDR Edward Shannon Caple, Jr Cuesta Nursing Home  149 Grant St Mountainview, CA 94040 650-694-7730 LT pilot VC-12 Wright 1951; b.7/12/1921; d.6/13/2011 Carson City, Nevada; d/c issued in ID


Born July 12, 1921 in Spokane, Washington, Edward was married to Jane L. Herrick in 1949 and they were together until her passing in 1999. Edward and Jane had four daughters, five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Edward was an Eagle Scout and enlisted in the Navy in 1939. He later received an appointment and graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis in 1945. A naval aviator, Edward retired in 1965 at Moffett Field, California. He had many hobbies including fishing and hunting.
Edward will be laid to rest alongside his wife, Jane, and daughter Patricia at Arlington National Cemetery.

LT Carl M. Capps, Jr. 1956 b.11/11/24; d.2/26/90 Oklahoma City; worked for Lear 13 yrs after retirement & army Corps of engineers; Christie miller 

Jesse M. Card ADJ1 b.9/5/29 Lakeville, IL; d.11/1980 Essex 1961-2

Fred L. Cardwell Leading chief Randolph 1960-62; b.12/13/23; d.1/30/1989 Fairfield, CA  colon cancer; Son Ernest in Winchester, VA

CDR Ernest Gordon Carlburg 10239 S 175th Ave Goodyear AZ 85338 623-386-3277 1961-4 Enterprise 1962; Randolph 1964 Retired Fm Lufthansa; b.11/8/36; d.10/7/04 Cancer; Sonia

Kenneth Charles Carman 1485 Kinderhook Rd Chittenango, NY 13037 315-687-6553 PRAN-PR3 Wasp 1961; b.1943; d.8/2008 sarcoma; Bertha (Scofield); Children: Julie (Jin) Quinn, Kimberly, Brian, Ryan


Kenneth C. Carman, 66, of Chittenango, NY passed away at home on Saturday with family by his side.

Born in Canastota, NY, Ken attended Chittenango High School before entering the United States Navy at age 17. Ken owned and operated Ken Carman Sales Corp in Chittenango for 30 years. He was a Committeeperson for the Town of Sullivan and Madison County Republican Committee and a member of the Town of Sullivan Assessment Review Board.

Ken's close friend, Jack Hegarty of Jackman, ME writes: Ken proudly served his nation in the US Navy. He attended the Navy Class "A" Parachute Riggers School in Lakehurst, NJ. Before graduating, he had to pack his own parachute and jump with it. Ken was 17 years old at the time. He was ordered to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron VAW12 and later VAW33 home ported at the Quonset Point Naval Air Station in RI.

Ken sailed many of the seas in the world while serving onboard different aircraft carriers, the USS Lake Champlain CVS-39, which recovered our nations first astronaut Alan Shepard, the USS Intrepid CVS-11, which is now a memorial in NY City, and the USS WASP CVS-18. Ken was onboard the USS Essex CVS-9 when, for the first time in Naval History, an aircraft carrier was converted from a CVS Anti Submarine Carrier to a CVA Attack Carrier while at sea. All anti sub aircrafts departed the ship and a fighter squadron flew aboard and the task force was deployed on a Top Secret Mission to support the invasion force at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba, 1961.

Recently, Ken was notified that he was eligible for the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. Ken's duties involved maintaining and instructing in the use of all the survival equipment onboard. When off duty, Ken could be found in the Squadron Ready Room where he often showed movies to his shipmates. His presence and keen sense of humor had a calming effect on all during tense times on long cruises. Ken will be sadly missed by his shipmates and by all those who knew him.

Jordan A. Carp 1 Woodmere Rd Framingham, MA 01701 508-877-7197  ENS SC VC-12 1953-4 b.4/14/1930; d.4/4/2007

 “You would get a secret notice in your mail box that you were to be the Duty Spook for the next month. The idea was to try to slip into the squadron area undetected and plant a red tag on some piece of equipment. When it was Jordan's turn he dressed up in flannel shirt and cap and with a tool box approached the sentry around midnight telling him that there had been a report that the phone in Captain Rigg’s office was out of order and that he had come to fix it. The sentry took him to the duty officer and the duty officer got the key and let him in. He put the red tag on Riggs' telephone and left telling the duty officer that the phone was fixed. In the morning Capt. Rigg was not happy.”

Larry D. Carpenter ATW3 Randolph 1965 b.9/22/44; d.1/21/94 Lake Co, IN

William F. Carrier AN 1958 b.7/22/38; d.8/1/02 Baltimore, MD

Porter W. Carswell 508 E Bryan St Savannah, GA 31401 912-234-3252 Contacted by Nettles in 2004; Lived in historical district of Savannah; Was a college graduate who enlisted rather than be drafted b.6/25/33; d.6/5/05

Elmer J. Carter, Jr ALC 1954 b.3/12/20; d.2/13/03 Bowie, MD

Eugene D. Case Enterprise 1961-2 ATN3 b.8/30/1940; d.2/20/03 Calhoun, MI

Joseph (n) Casella ADC Greenwich Av Warwick, RI leading chief Ticonderoga 1953 d.4/30/13; Frances A (Woodward) b.1920; d.2010

 JOSEPH CASELLA, 91, formerly of Greenwich Ave., Warwick passed away on April 30, 2013 at the Westview Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Frances E. (Woodard) Casella. Born in Athol, MA, he was a son of the late Joseph and Angelina (Masiello) Casella. Joseph proudly served his Country in time of peace and War. After 20 years of Naval service, he retired as an Aircraft Maintenance Chief Petty Officer. In peacetime, he served aboard the light cruiser USS Helena and the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga. During WWII, Joseph served throughout the South Pacific. He was a life member of the DAV. He was the father of Robert Labor of Louisiana, Gail Carney of West Warwick, Jo-Ann Casella of Warwick, and Nancy Scialla of Cranston; brother of Mary Snyder of Warwick; grandfather of seven; great-grandfather of four

Rev. Harvey Lee Cason, Sr. 1520 Academy Av Dublin, GA 31021 478-275-0505 ATR3 1962 b.6/14/1946; d.9/13/1996

William B. “Bill” Cason Brunswick, GA Randolph 1965 ATW3 b.8/17/43; d.10/12/09 Rockford, IL d/c issued in Georgia

Peter P. Cassese ATC Forrestal 1957-8 b.7/16/24; d.12/05/99

Charles H. Caswell Bridgeton, ME ATAN 1952-4 b.2/25/22; d.4/1987 Royalton, VT 

CAPT Alexander Young Cathro LT Randolph 1963 b.9/11/30; d.3/8/88 NY bur Arlington Natl Cem; Son: Alexander Y. Cathro, Jr Corinth, TX b.1956; Kimberly

John P. Cavanaugh Box 1 Marlborough, CT 06447 860-295-0558 b.12/19/28; d.8/21/2001 Hartford, CT Coral Sea 1955

Walter K. Cawvey AN Valley Forge 1958 b.7/3/30; d.4/5/95 Jefferson, MO

Roy Newton Cederberg ADR2 Plainfield, NJ One of the three Bees with Carlson and Schwan; Leyte cruise 1950 Later ships’ company on Leyte b.5/20/29; d.2/20/95 Pensacola, d/c issued in NJ bur Barrancas Natl Cem; Virginia L. b.1926; d.1994; Nancy Howe

Anthony L. Cedrone 25 Reservoir Rd Pembroke, MA 02359 AEMAN Wasp 1958-9 b.8/5/36; d.9/8/96

John J. Center ASCS AM1 1953 b.2/15/30; d.3/15/95 Essex Jct, VT

CAPT Richard L. Centner CDR XO VC-12 1951, designated naval aviator 1938 NAVCAD b.2/18/1914 El Paso; d.10/8/2007 Tucson

John R. Cetanyan ALC Essex 1958 b.8/15/21; d.10/15/88 Gulfport, MS D/c issued in Iowa  Edmonds, WA

John "Barry" Chaisson Fresno, CA Wasp 1967-8 b.4/18/38 Buffalo, NY; d.8/7/10 cancer; Mary; 8 sons, 11 daughters

William M. Chambliss LT Leyte 1951 b.3/4/21; d.3/24/04 Maitland, FL

Capt Norman D. "Bud" Champlin Chula Vista, CA 1949 LCDR  b.1/6/1919 Michigan; d.6/6/2008 San Diego bur Arlington Natl Cem; Geri, 1973 m.Emilie (Giffels) b.1921

Foster Denny Chandler 1128 Jefferson St Ridley Park, PA 19078 AN 1961 b.8/18/1939; d.7/15/1995

LCDR John W. Chapman Belair Dr Walla Walla, WA Independence 1965 pilot b.9/29/24; d.6/30/06; Mary Belle b.1/21/16; d.10/1/2009; Dtr: Linda Karen

Kenneth Eugene Chapman 3117 Cedar Ln Lafayette, IN 47905-3966 765-449-1940 AN Intrepid 1966 b.5/48; died 2010; Patricia A

Charles L. Chappell AD2 FDR 1953 lived in Maitland, FL b.7/31/31; d.9/6/98 Ehrenberg, AZ

Lewis E. Charles 959 Carter Rd Winter Garden, FL 34787-4148 b.1/32; d.2009 AKAN 1951 no det; Shirley A

Desmond E. (Don) Cherry 746 Armistice Blvd Pawtucket, RI 02861 401-726-2177 AD1 Forrestal 1957-8 b.5/6/26; d.7/31/06; Dorothy L. (Carr) Cherry; 2 sons: Robert E. and Jeffrey J. Cherry both of Pawtucket. 1 sister Rita Carter of Pawtucket and his Companion, Ellen Martin of Warwick

Clyde V. Childress ADCS Forrestal 1966 (man, same name 1905-1940 Gypsy, OKLA no listed son with this name tho)

LT James Olin Chiles pilot VC-12 1948-9 Plankowner VC-12 b.1924 Lakeland, FL; d.7/28/49 poliomyelitis at Bethesda Hospital; bur Arlington Natl Cem; Dorothy Ruth Lindenmayer Chiles CVA 1999 d.8/2/2001; Dtrs: Diana & Charlene

Jack W. Chinn AT3 1953 b.2/25/31; d.4/15/94 Palo Alto, California

William David Chism ADR1 19 Meadow Ln Thurmont, MD 21788-1737 ADR2 Det 14 Saratoga 1962; Enterprise 1961-3; b.12/10/34 Many LA; d.7/2/12 Mechanicsville, MD; Nancy Loretta Son: William David Chism & Kathryn M. b.1961

LCDR (LDO) William H. P. Chownes electronics maintenance officer 1953 b.8/7/1916; d.7/1990 Orangeburg, NY; Mary T

Roland P. Christenson ATC Forrestal 1966 b.1/20/1936; d.7/14/96 Anoka, MN & Minneapolis, MN

Wm W. Christianson 7345 Pioneers Blvd Lincoln, NE 68506-4693 402-483-5821 Lake Champlain 1961 b.1924; d.1979 age 54; Dorothy T. Christianson Lincoln, NE b.1924

Robert Eugene Christie SN Randolph 1964-5 b.2/6/44; d.12/14/02 Portland, OR bur Santa Fe Natl Cem, NM                  Not b.Nov 1946 306 Kenwood Dr Moorestown, NJ 08057-3409 856-235-0122; Myrtle J now c Michael J. Saris (David E, Karen J, Susan)         Not 3615 SW 24th Ln SW Delray Beach, FL 33445-6682 1965 Margaret G 

Dolph A. (Tony) Ciango AMS2 1560 Foeller Dr Green Bay, WI 54302 920-406-0482 1959-1961 Forrestal AKF9TF ham radio call; b.1/7/41; d.10/19/2011; Helen Marie (Peterson) 

LCDR Boleslaus Cieslinski Jacksonville, FL b.12/26/16; d.4/1977 DeFuniak Springs, FL; son: Ralph T. Cieslinski AMT1 USCG ralph.t.cieslinski@uscg.mil Cell  251-421-2195

Ocus Mark Clay 2337 Highway 270E Mount Ida, AR 71957 870-867-2951 AT3 Midway 1952-3; 1958 b.11/26/31; d.5/4/2011; Veda (Bradshaw); with Matthew T. Clay

Harold J. Clark ADAN 1953 b.5/16/35; d.1/2/11 Seattle

Roy Clifton Clements AD1 Wasp 1959, 1961 To VAW-33 in 1961 b.9/11/19; d.5/27/92 Covington City, VA; Katherine

LCDR Robert Homer Clemmons Dallas, TX 75141 LT(jg) 1948 VC-12 former enlisted pilot b.11/25/24; Blue Island, Ill; d.1/23/2010 FL                                                                                                                                  Enlisted: 12/4/41 Chicago, Ill Ratings: Seaman, AMM3, AMM2, NAP1  Grades: Ens, Ltjg, Lt, Lcdr Discharged:  8/10/65  Date/Schools/Bases/Squadrons/Aircrft 1941  NTC Great Lakes, 1942 AMM School/Navy Pier Chicago Navy Gunners School/NAS Jacksonville, Fl  Radar School/Va Beach,Va 1943 NAS Norfolk/ VP209 Crewman Accepted for Flt Training Pre-Flight Indoc/Natchouches, La 1944 Carrier Weapons Training/Lafayette, La/J3 Cub 1944  Univ. of Georgia/Pre-Flight school 1945 Primary Training/NAS Memphis/N2S NAS Cabanis/SNJ NAS Chase/Beeville, TX/SBD 8 Aug 1945 Winged/ NAS Corpus Christi, TX Oct 1945 Commissioned ENS NAS Opelika/F4U Carrier Quals/NAS Cecil/F4U 1946 USS Ranger/VBF-23, VF-23/VF-42 NAAS Oceana/USS Midway/TBM-3 1948 CIC school VC-12 50-52 NAAS Corry Field/ Instructor Pilot 1954 USS Benningto Post Grad School Monterey, Ca 1955 Tulane Univ 1956  Recruiting/ Chicago 1957 NAS Pax River/VW-2/R7V Instructor RNAS Malta NAS Sigonella 1960 COMFIBGRU 2/ Little Creek, Va Staff Aviator and pilot for ADM McCain 62-65 NAS Key West/Station Pilot/C-45,C54,C117 Retired 8/1/65 

Addison W. Closson, Jr. 23 Masconomo St Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944 978-526-1873 LT(jg) NAOC 1956-9 Leyte 1957-8 Harvard ’54 Addison W. Closson Adhesive Textiles 8B Church St Manchester, MA 01930-3511 978-526-9047 FAX 978-52609147 awcat@msn.com d.4/2009; Fay; Larry Closson 603 828 6118

George H. Cobb, Jr. 961 N Hywy A1A Lot 300 Jupiter, FL 33477-4576 AK3 1953 b.4/31

Charles Rayford Cochrane ADJC b.7/11/33; d.4/13/2010 Hertford, NC America 1967

CDR James H. Cochrane d.1970s MI Norfolk; LCDR O-in-C Saratoga 1966; Later Air Ops on Forrestal

CDR John A. Coffey 610 Wade Ave Horsham, PA 19044-1507 215-643-7574 jcpapausa@verizon.net Intrepid 1964; Independence 1963-1965 NFO b.8/18/1930; d.11/2/09; Carol

LT(jg) Edwin Barclay Coggan NAOC 1961 b.1/24/36; d.12/12/02 Atlanta GA; Jane

William Cogswell, Jr. 400 W Central Ave Apt #604 Wichita, KS 67203-4000 316-264-3059 b.6/4/37; d.5/6/2007 d/c in Okla

CDR Robert Alexander Cole USNR 346 Shore Rd Ashville, AL 35953-7433 205-594-5249 VC-12 1950  b.2/23; Artelia M. Cole 2032 Stouts Rd Apt E Birmingham, AL 35234-1751

Robert Ernest Cole ADR1 FDR 1961 Enterprise 1961 b.7/28/25; d.12/23/81 Deer Lodge, MT                                       

Marvin Eugene Collentine, MD Otolarygologist 345 Red Rock Rd Unit A Durango, CO 81301-9027 970-259-9782 & Davenport, IA flight surgeon 1959-62 Quonset Brief cruise on FDR Graduated 1957, University of Iowa School of Medicine b.12/22/32; d.10/16/05; Verlena Y. Collentine 

Robert J. Colley 5900 Capitol Dr Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 850-932-7394 Enterprise 1961 b.11/20/1943; d.12/17/00 d/c issued in MI

Billy Jack Collins AVCM b.7/3/26 Denmark, KY; d.6/10/02 Hughesville, MO

Calfrey N. Collins, III AT1 Saratoga 1966; became Warrant officer b.12/8/38; d.12/20/97 Florida

Daniel J. Collins AE3 Randolph 1965 b.1945; d.1/15/02 Staten Island or d.1/6/68 Alameda, CA

Michael Anthony Colotti Box 2036 (42 Old Bay Rd) Newcastle, NH 03854-2036 603-431-8050 Saratoga 1961 ATN3 Lighthouse consulting, LLC; d.9/21/2009 Lymphoma; Catherine; Daughter M. Colotti in Hampton, NH 603-926-9086; Son: Vince Colotti 2 Casey Circle Nashua, NH 03063 H: 603-595-0327 W: 603-647-6323 C: 603-566-6736 vcolotti@comcast.net

 New Castle – Michael A. Colotti, 67, of New Castle, died Monday, September 21, 2009 at his home after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. He was b.5/25/1942 in Lynn, MA a son of the late Antonio C. and Virginia (LaScola) Colotti. He was raised in Peabody, MA and was a graduate of Peabody High School with the Class of 1959 and later from Merrimac College in Andover, MA.  He was a veteran serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis with the US Navy aboard the USS Saratoga and later the USS Essex. Mr. Colotti started his employment after his graduation from Merrimac College as an electrical engineer with Sylvania in Danvers, MA and retired in 1997 after 30 years of service as Vice President of Osram Sylvania/Sylvania Lighting Services and continued on as a consultant.  He also started his own business in the lighting industry that continues today. He resided in Hampstead for nearly 20 years and then in Hampton before making his home in New Castle in 1998 where he served the town on the planning board and as an avid golfer was a longtime member of Wentworth By The Sea Country Club.  He was a communicant of Corpus Christi Parish in Portsmouth, an avid follower of the Boston sports teams and was a devoted and beloved husband, father and grandfather. He would have shared 44 years of marriage on September 26th with his wife and best friend Catherine A. (Henshon) Colotti. In addition to his wife, family members include his daughter, Michele Colotti Williams and her husband Keith and their children, Zachary, Alexis, Mason and Michael all of Hampton, his son, Michael J. Colotti and his wife Kim and their children, Cara and Michael Jr. of Londonderry, his brother, Harold Vince Colotti and his wife Ann Marie of Nashua, his mother in law, Dorothy M. Henshon, his niece Kimberly nephew Christopher and many cousins and friends.

Henry J. Colyar AMC Saratoga 1961 b.8/15/25; d.5/1971 Philadelphia; son: 16 Erica Dr Langhorne, PA 19047 FAX 215-750-9750

 Emery Carl Combs 5441 Brindle Ridge Rd Brodhead, KY 40409-8454 606-758-8741 AA Coral Sea 1955 a U.S. Navy Veteran and retiree of St. Joseph Hospital b.1/24/1936; d.10/15/2012; Maudell

Robert D. Comer AMH1 Saratoga 1966 b.3/27/31; d.6/4/04 Terre Haute, IN bur in Anut, MO

Larry Clarence Comstock AK3 1961 b.3/23/1940; d.5/30/86 VA; d/c issued in PA

LT Dean Edward Conard 1425 Muir Ln Burnsville, MN 55337 LT(jg) 1315 America 1965-6, Saratoga 1967; b.6/1937; d.3/10/05 St Paul, MN; Darlene K. b.9/40; d.2009

Ronald Duane Conard 1637 Walnut St Coshocton, OH 43812-2241 740-622-4379 ADR1 Forrestal 1962-3; FDR 1966-7-8 b.1934; d.9/23/2012; Susan K. b.1938

Tom E. Lloyd, who was also a mech, used to kid Conard about being an American Indian. Tom told me that Conard had gotten out of the Navy and was a sheriff or deputy somewhere in the Southwest before returning to the Navy. One day/night there was a short scuffle in our compartment on the Forrestal due to some disagreement between Conard and someone else I don't remember. In the blink of an eye the someone else was on the floor with Conard standing over him ready to put the cuffs on or do worse damage if necessary. That convinced me the Sheriff story was true -Herb Thompson

CAPT Thomas W. Conboy LT Forrestal 1958; O-in-C of Valley Forge 1959 USNA 1954, b.3/29/32; d.6/7/91 in Vienna, VA with an MI while jogging; Betty L. Conboy 9087 Wexford Dr Vienna, VA 22182-2152 703-938-9816 Bettylinnc@aol.com

CDR Bernard Condor 1950-1 Valley Forge & Philippine Sea; LT Boxer 1953; later to VC-11 b.7/7/21; d.4/30/1981 in Pensacola bur Barrancas Natl Cem

CAPT James E. “Jim” Connerton CCAEWW 82-84 VAW-11; CO VAW-125 507 Stonington Rd Stonington, CT 06378 860-535-1093 b.7/25/37; d.11/6/06 Newport, RI; Ann (Cragan)

Captain James E. Connerton, Jr. USN, (ret) of Stonington, CT died on November 6 at his home. Formerly of McLean and Arlington, VA, he was born in 1937 to James and Christina (Mulligan) Connerton in Newport, RI. He was a graduate of Rogers High School, the University of Rhode Island and the U. S. Naval Post Graduate School. He married Anne Cragan at St. Mary Church in Stonington, CT in 1959.

He had a distinguished 30-year career as a naval flight officer. As a member of Navy squadron VW-11 based in Argentia, Newfoundland, he flew the extension of the distant early warning line. In Dahlgren, VA he worked with the hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance at the Naval Weapons Laboratory. He made two combat deployments to Viet Nam with Airborne Early Warning Squadron-113 aboard USS CONSTELLATION and then served at the Navy Acceptance Office at Grumman Aircraft Corp. As Flag Secretary on the ASW Group 2 and 4 Staffs, he served aboard USS WASP and USS INTREPID. At the US Naval Academy, he taught electrical engineering, then commanded the Airborne Early Warning Squadron-125 aboard USS JOHN F. KENNEDY. He was the Executive Assistant to the Commander, Naval Electronics Systems Command and served as Commander, Airborne Early Warning Wing 12. He directed the Atlantic Fleet Command Center and served a final tour at the Naval Air Systems Command in Washington, DC.

After retirement from the Navy in 1988, he was employed by the Veda Corporation (later Veridian) as a senior engineer. He was a communicant at St. Mary Church in Stonington, CT and he belonged to the Wadawanuck Club and the Army and Navy Club. He enjoyed sailing, the latest technology and photography.
 

Robert Anna Conroy AA 1954 PRAN Hornet 1955 d.2007 47 Chesterfield Av Warwick, RI 02889-3631 401-739-1417 prior in Cranston, Altmar, NY & Punta Gorda, FL; Susan M

Frank (Francis) J. Conte YNC fm Philadelphia 1963 (Carlman friend) Personnel chief 1966 b.11/9/31; d.11/29/05 Hernando, FL bur in NJ

Charles Andrew Conville Haleyville, AL 35565 205-486-8485 AN Randolph 1966, Wasp 1967 11 CO VAW-125 1977-8; fireman after the navy d.5/5/2004; Sandra

LT Robert Emmett Conway 133 Greencrest Dr Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904-543-0213 0363 LT(jg) Saratoga 1959, 60 & 61-2 Delta pilot b.1/31/36 Omaha; d.6/19/06 Lewy body disease; Mary Alice "Penny"; Son: same name abxav8r@nycap.rr.com Robert (Kimberly) Conway, David (Elizabeth) Conway and Christopher Conway; daughters, Anne (Neil) Larsen and Melissa (Tony) Hartman; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Myles, Patrick, and Daniel Conway, Sarah, Derek, and Ryan Larsen, Clare, Madeline and Mary Alice Hartman; sisters, Mary Ellen (Allan) Huber and Julie (Denny) Wise; brother, James (Mary Lou) Conway; sister-in-law, Judy (Bob) Lonergan

CDR Gary D. Cook 14525 Wildgrove Rd Poway, CA 92064 First trap 1964 VF community 720 carrier landings 1st VP Valle de Oro Bank La Mesa, CA 619-667-8609 Texas A&I; San Diego; Elizabeth

Frederic C. Coolen PRC Saratoga 1961-2 b.12/15/1918; d.3/11/99 Quincy, MA

Michael S. Coon Jackpot, NV 89825 Essex 1966; America 1966-7 VAW-122 b.7/24/48; d.2/6/01 CA bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem

CAPT Estill Allen Jr. “Al” Cooper 103 Clearbrook Landing Yorktown, VA 23692 757-898-3006 estillcooper@cox.net LT(jg) Essex 1958; Randolph 1959; 2nd tour Randolph 1963 LCDR; d.6/8//2012; Sharon Eileen Cooper

Estill Allen Cooper, Jr., 78, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012 in Newport News, Va. He was a native of Thor, Ky. and resident of Yorktown, Va. for 18 years. Allen was a Naval Aviator for 21 1/2 years and retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain. He was a Vietnam Era Vet. and graduate of Berea College, Berea, Ky. with a degree in Biology. He was also a member of the Hawkeye Association. Captain Cooper was designated a Naval Aviator March 1, 1957. He served with the VAW-12, NAS Quonset Point, R.I., NAS Norfolk; RVAW-120 NAS, and VAW 125, Norfolk. Carrier service includes USS Essex, USS Randolph, USS Independence, C.O. VAW 125 E-2 Hawkeye Squadron, aboard the USS John F. Kennedy; and as the Executive Officer of the USS Guadalcanal. He worked with the CNO in Naval Air Warfare (OP-05) and Armed Forces Staff College Instructor retiring in November, 1982.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Estill A. Cooper, Sr., and Hazel  P. Simer  Cooper.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Eileen Cooper; daughter, Alana Kay Cooper; three sons, Phillip Edward Cooper, Estill Allen Cooper, III, Erin Lee Cooper; stepson, Clark L. Kinney; two sisters, Minnetta Alice Cooper, Ann Cooper Shaw; one nephew, Paul J. Temple.

LT(jg) Gary O. Cooper 900 N Liberty St Nicholls, GA 912-345-2963 1958 Valley Forge b.8/23/32; d.11/15/2003

CAPT Robert L. Cooper 94166 Eleventh St Gold Beach, OR 97444 Forrestal 1962-3 San Jose State 1315 fm 1952 VA pilot b.6/9/25; d.8/31/2001; Kathleen lived in Alzheimers Unit

William D. Corcoran b.7/2/29; d.6/7/03 Methuen, MA

Richard Thomas Cordner ATCS 1832 Broadfield Rd Norfolk, VA 23503 757-583-0540 AT1 Randolph 1966 b.11/28/1938; d.14/2013; Edith Marie

 Norfolk - Richard "Dick" Thomas Cordner, 74, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2013. Born in Sparta, WI, son of the late Thomas and Esther Cordner. He was the beloved husband for 53 years to Edith Marie Cordner; loving father of David (Sylvia) Cordner, Sandra (Ralph) Davis, Timothy (Michele) Cordner, and Jonathan (Lisa) Cordner, grandfather of Jessica, Kasey and Richard Cordner, Lexi, and Rachel Davis and Rebecca, Ashley and Meghan Cordner; brother of Margaret Erickson, Helen Tomlin, Elizabeth Berckman, Emma Loeffelholtz, Robert Cordner, and Thomas H. Cordner, Jr; also survived by many nieces and nephews. 
Dick lived to serve God, his family and his country. He was a founding member of Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served faithfully in many capacities. He was an electronics technician in the 
US Navy & retired after 24 years as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. Dick then continued his trade in private industry until 2011

Anthony Cordova, Jr. AMH3 (From Texas) d.5/1/1969 MVA Same day that he was separated from active duty

CAPT Sheldon L. Corner 325 Susan Constant Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757-428-1731 Injured in severe accident; O-in-C; Randolph 1965; then CO RVAW 120 1967-68 then COMCAEWW-12 1967-9 (A pilot in the Mariner Miracle-VA-75); b.1924; d.11/6/08; June (d.1949); Nancy; son: Richard Corner 909 Windsor Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757- 428-7662 rscorneraia@cox.net  Son: Stephen.corner.CTR@fcom.mil Steve Corner LCDR USN Ret
Cubic Defense Applications,Inc. Joint Support Team (JST/ISB)
Joint Warfighting Center, United States Joint Forces Command             
116 Lakeview Parkway, Suffolk Virginia 23435-2697 (757) 203-6116/-7958; DSN 668-6116/-7958; Fax: (757) 203-7031
stephen.corner@hq.jfcom.smil.mil;2 stephen.corner@jfcom.mil

I was skipper of RVAW-120 and wing commander having relieved Joe Pariseau not too long after VAW-12 moved to Norfolk from Quonset Point and just as the E-2 was being introduced to the fleet. It was kinda like when the army was requesting funds for three new Curtiss bi-planes. Calvin Coolidge's response was "Why don't we just buy one and let the aviators take turns flying it." It was an exciting time playing musical chairs with the somewhat primitive black boxes. We wrote a pretty good syllabus for the E-2 and kept sending squadrons to Viet Nam. I was fortunate to have great people to work with: Chuck Berthe, Jack Larison, Dave Layton, Billy Lovett, and my close friend Len Oden who was an illustrious member of the community, being one of the first to become an admiral. Hal Bernsen was one of us and later distinguished himself during Desert Storm and made Rear Admiral. I was also delighted to learn from Walt Miesse that Jim Mulligan was at the last reunion and had been a member of the AEW community early in his career. Lu Hill, the first skipper of VAW 123 died about 3 years ago. He and I flew together. He had 123 aboard the Forrestal when they had that horrendous fire as they were getting ready, to launch their first strike against North Viet Nam. Ted Newark was the first skipper of VAW-122. He died in 2003. While on a mission over the seas near North Viet Nam and climbing through heavy rain he had a double flame out. He was at 24,000 feet so had some time to coax relights on both engines and proceed with his mission. Of such stuff are the AEW airmen made of. I'm sorry I can't take a more active role in the community. I don't get around too well any more. The injuries of that crash you alluded to are catching up on me, I'm afraid. I was shooting touch and gos in an F9F-8 at JTTU in Olathe Kansas when I had a flame-out right after take off at 300 feet. I had just completed War College and was on my way to being XO of an A-4 squadron. Was able to get back to duty and flying after a year recovering Thereafter I was Flag Sec, on COMFAIRJAX staff; then Air Boss on the FDR; then a tour on COMNAVAIRLANT staff then to CO of RVAW-120 and COMCARAEW Wing-12; went from there to being CO of CHIKASKIA (A beat up oiler} which we de-commissioned then got command of USS TOLOVANA over in WESPAC supporting operations off the coast of Viet Nam. She was an equally disgraceful oiler which we called the "Leaky-T"; Final Tour was as CO FAETULANT Retired Aug 31, 1974

Sheldon Larry Corner, a retired U. S. Navy Captain, a long-time Virginia Beach resident, and at one time its former Chief Deputy Treasurer, died Thursday, November 6, 2008, at his home. “Shel,” to all his friends, was b.7/14/1924, in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, the only child of Mary Perry and Edward V. Corner. He spent his childhood in Far Rockaway, on Long Island, New York. He married June Hildreth of Newton, Massachusetts, on August 27, 1949, and she preceded him in death after 51 happy years of marriage. He is now survived by his loving second wife, Nancy; and his children and their families: Steve, Saundra, Rex, Bailey, and Scott; Laurel Anne; and Richard, Kim, Meredith and Augie 

After high school, Sheldon attended the Cooper Union and its Nerken School of Engineering in New York, for a year, and then enlisted in the Navy under the World War II V-5 Officer Training Program and was ordered into Naval Aviation – becoming a designated Naval Aviator in 1944. Over the years, he would fly nearly everything with a propeller – from C-45 Bugsmashers, to Curtiss Helldivers, to AD “Spads”, to E-2 Hawkeyes, and even Navy blimps. And in so doing, he became one of the Navy’s better-known unreconstructed prop guys.

Following a stint as a “plowback” flight instructor, he entered the light attack pipeline and served tours in VA-34 (nee VB-3) at NAS OCEANA, 1946 to 1948, and later in VA-75, then on the west coast. He deployed to the Far East, and also became very well acquainted with the Med over the years.  While a Lieutenant, he attended the University of California and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Government, as a Magna Cum Laude graduate. Later tours of duty in Jacksonville, Florida, and at NAS Guantanamo Bay with the Fleet Training Group, were followed by orders to graduate school at the Naval War College.  Some years after that, he also received a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University.

Sheldon’s Naval career was decidedly rearranged in 1959 when, after returning to Virginia Beach and during jet transition training, he had to perform a crash landing in Olathe, Kansas. He required several months to recover from serious injuries, but he eventually fought his way back into flight status, and he subsequently served a tour onboard USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT as Air Boss.

His return to Virginia Beach – again – after that was enduring.  At NAS NORFOLK he became the first Commander of Air Wing TWENTY, the Atlantic Fleet’s Airborne Early Warning wing, and concurrently the first commanding officer of RVAW-120, the wing’s Fleet Replacement Training Squadron.  He commanded two ships, and he had a major shore command, based in Norfolk but with detachments throughout the eastern U. S., before retiring in 1974 – having served 31 well-traveled years on active duty and earning many awards and unit decorations along the way.

His next claim to fame was as Chief Deputy Treasurer of the City of Virginia Beach for five years, in the late 1970s. Thereafter, he campaigned once for a seat on City Council – not successfully, but he threw a victory party anyway. He and June were members for many years of the oceanfront’s Galilee Episcopal Church, Sheldon having served twice as one of its vestrymen, and also as church treasurer for a time.  He took a keen interest in City affairs, and was an exponent of the restoration of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Lifeguard Station. He authored an ethics guideline document for use by the city’s governing bodies, and was long active in the Beach’s Clean the Bay Campaign.

John Dominick Corriere PRCA fm Reading, PA leading chief Essex 1962 b.11/30/21; d.4/23/1992 North Kingstown, RI

John D. "Cag 38" Costello 19 Commonwealth Lake Grove, NY 11755-1722 631-981-5249 Lake Champlain & Wasp 1960-1; Essex 1961 AMH2 1958-61; d.2/14/10 Ca liver; Adele                                           

LCDR L.(none) C.(none) “Elsie” Cotham LT(jg) Forrestal 1960 from Paris, TX b.11/12/36; d.1/9/85 Blossom, TX; Marian F. Cotham b.6/24/1930; d.4/21/2007

Hit an olive tree in Sardinia, just missed a mountain in Sardinia, Diverted to Naples one night and took his crew, armed with .38s in orange flight suits to Bagnoli NATO officers club. It was 1960 or 61, I was a member of VAW-12, the Forrestal's early warning detachment. I was operating the radar in the back seat of one of our old AD5W "Guppys," and we were flying night ops in the Med off the coast of Italy. As we were being recovered it created a fouled deck and all aircraft still aloft were diverted to NAS Naples. I don't remember how we managed it, but we got off the base that night wearing our flight suits. We didn't have a lot, of money between the three of us from the "Guppy," but I do remember we were the biggest hit in Naples that night! The girls just loved us in those orange flight suits! I wouldn't swear to it, but I believe our jg pilot even had his sidearm strapped on. Dem was da good old days. D.A. Tony Ciango AMS2 VAW-12  

William A. Coulter Saratoga 1966 ADRAN b.7/2/1945; d.3/6/2010 Lexington, KY d/c issued in OH 5674 Little Grand Canyon Dr Paradise, CA 95969 530-377-2585 (no match) California artist William Alexander Coulter was b.3/7/1849 in Glenariff, Ireland (grandfather)

Ron Coventry LT RN Saratoga 1961 NAOC d.1990s in Britain 

Willis H. Cowart 1291 Old Magnolia Highway Canton, GA 30115 770-345-6452 Leyte 1951 b.3/9/28; d.5/3/2000 Holly Springs, GA; Ruby

Frederick R. Cox AOC ATC 1957 Wiese knew him. Chopped his knee with an axe on survival trek b.7/16/24; d.11/11/96 Millerstown, PA

CAPT Charles H. “Fritz” Crabill, Jr CO VA-55 1947; 5th CO VAW-12 1956-7 b.5/14/1915; d.4/23/2000 Coronado, CA bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem

The Wind in the Chimes: A Father’s Farewell Whisper to His Daughter
By C.C. Clark ISBN: 1-4107-5906-7 Reviewed by Laura Leiva

“The Wind in the Chimes” is a personal story written by author C.C. Clark that depicts her relationship with her father in the final years of his life as he battles Parkinson’s disease. CAPT Charles H. Crabill, Jr.  was a Naval officer and devoted husband and father who receives the news that he has contracted the debilitating disease, Parkinson’s, as this tender, poignant story opens. The author begins to make amends to her father during the last months of his illness, hoping to mend bridges and harsh feelings before it is too late. Vignettes combine the past and the present as C.C. Clark shares the story of her father as a Navy seaman to the elderly father she knows, surrounded by loved ones. This author has done a wonderful job with her first book. Emotional and inspiring, Clark encourages everyone to take a second look at those relationships that have held us back. Her journey toward peace and understanding was very well written and very interesting. Her inclusion of excerpts from her father’s diaries gives the reader a glimpse of the man her father was.

Nelson Cradduck ADR2 America 1967 b.1/24/39; d.11/1980 Collins, MS bur in MO

John Hiden Craig, Jr West Columbia, TX b.3 AT3 Leyte 1950 1/16/30; d.8/25/98

Malcolm Loraine Craig ATCS 171 S Pierce Rd East Greenwich, RI 02818-3433 401-397-4089 1960-1962 b.11/9/26; d.6/11/06 d/c issued in Maine; Myrtle Mae

Maley O. “Doc” Cramer, Jr. 7 Aspen Ln Dennis MA 02638-2132 508-385-5950 LT 1953 O-in-C Randolph 1954 b.7/15/1919; d.1/9/2013; Grace b.1925; Son-in-law: Forrest M. Sawdo b.1949 (Sarah) 320 Cowles St Englewood, FL – other addresses Portland, Rangeley, Cape Elizabeth, ME & Intervale & Gorham, NH

Dale Owen Cranston 205 N Stockham Rd Aurora, NE 68818-7001 402-737-3337 ATR2 Saratoga 1963-4 b.5/24/43 Plumas CO, CA; d.10/2/13; Connie b.1955

CDR Robert Campbell E. Craven USNA 1952 b.10/1/28; d.1/14/1999 Pensacola bur Barrancas Natl Cem                             

LT Armon Davis Acheson Crawford, Jr Columbus, MS Saipan 1950, Wright 1951, FDR 1951, Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.3/1/24; d.10/21/1985 bur Golden Gate Natl Cem (father CDR A.D.A. Crawford USNA 1920 b.1899; d.1960)

Clarence B. Crawford AN VC-12 Bennington 1953 fm GA or SC b.7/27/33; d.1/1978; Claricia

William C. Creed, Jr. AD3 1954 b.8/15/31; d.3/6/98 Marshfield, MA; Carole E. (Scollins) RN fm St Elizabeths Hospital, Boston 1953, b.1933; d.5/6/11

John M. Creedon 17 Harjean Rd Billerica, MA 01821 978-667-2764 AD3 1954-1955 Randolph 1954 US postal service b.8/21/1931; d.12/4/2009; Marie J.; Son: Rob Jellison (Jessica MacDougald); Dtr: Deborah (Roberto) Nicolazzo

John L. “Jack” Crockenberg 157 Inagua St Dania, FL 33004 954-925-1302 PR 1949-1952 VC-12 Tarawa 1953-4, b.12/10/1929; d.7/29/2007 Maggie Valley, NC; bur in CA; Theresa Claire b.1932

Alfred E. Cronk, Sr SSDI Midway 1953-5 b.2/9/17; d.2/85 Mesa, AZ; Glenna M b.1920; d.1989

Gilbert R. Crocker AN 1953 (friend of Allie G. Smith) b.1.30/31; d.19/19/98 Haywood, NC

Peter H. Crooks 36 Concord Dr Madison, CT 06443 203-421-3457 pghcrooks@aol.com (spam blocker) 1966 NAOC Essex 1962 & 3 Later FBI agent; taught at Southern Connecticut College in New Haven. Died Easter Sunday 2007; Donna Crooks 1950 Southwest Palm City Road Circle Bay Building 6, Unit 205 Stuart, FL 34994 772-463-5414; Jason Crooks (son)

William A. Cross AL3 FDR 1951 b.8/1/1931; d.3/7/2003 Middletown, DE

Dewey Belton Crowe Panama City, FL d. age 84 1953; Friend of Willard Postell b.1/12/31; d.10/1981 Brule, SD; m.Rheba D/ (Stokes) 11/5/45

Chas J. Crowley Saratoga 1964-5 b.5/13/42; d.11/18/06 Suffolk Co, NY

Donald Tinkham Crowson 150 Eldorado Apt 104 Winter Haven, FL 33884-1633 863-324-9311 Forrestal 1965 b.9/16/1937; m.1981; d.3/30/2012. That address is Victoria C. Moorman, his sister who is 19 years older than him. She tells me he is in a nursing home in Tallahassee in 2008

Richard Keith Croy 126 N Walnut St Marysville, OH 43040-1255 937-642-0632 AT2 VC-12; b.8/7/29; d.12/14/08; Patricia A

CDR William Hollis Cruise, Jr. 11th CO VAW-12 1962 126 Charolais Dr Bastrop, TX 78602; 11108 Split Rail Ln Fairfax Sta VA 22039 703-978-1381 USNA 1944, b.7/28/21; d.2/6/05 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Mary R. b.1921; Dtr: Claudia A. Cruise, CMC Town Administrator & Clerk Town of Occoquan 314 Mill Street, P.O. Box 195 Occoquan, VA 22125-0025 (703) 491-1918, Ext 11, Fax (703) 491-1962; occoquantownhall@aol.com

Dad retired at the rank of Commander, then went on and did another 20-some years at Naval Electronics Systems Command in Arlington/Crystal City. 

 Michael W. Crumpler ATR2 Essex 1967 b.3/23/45; d.3/12/04 Kenly, NC

Jerry Lee Cuffle AK3 Hornet 1954-5; Lake Champlain 1956 b.3/11/36; d.1/16/1995 Terre Haute

LCDR Jos. Patrick Cullen 9319 Cedar River Rd Huntersville, NC 28078-7847 704-992-1054 1958-60 LT(jg) Leyte 1958; Independence 1960; He flew over 220 missions in Nam Coral Sea & Midway; Security officer, Submarine base; Moved from Quaker Hill, CT; b.1/20/33 son of Capt USN Carl Edward & Margret Cullen; d.9/10/2012  bur Arlington Natl Cem; Survivors include his two sons, Michael Joseph Cullen of San Luis Obispo, Calif. and Joseph Patrick Cullen of Waterford; daughter, Katherine Cullen Farrar of Treasure Island, Fla.; brother, Charles "Chick" Cullen, of Huntersville; and six grandchildren

Howard C. Curran 4 Sand Rd New Milford, CT 06776 860-354-0251 LT(jg) 1958-61 Valley Forge 1958-9 b.9/28/34; d.9/26/2007; Sue

LCDR Carl W. Currey LT(jg) VS-42 1961-2; Essex 1963-4 naturalized US citizen, born in Dresden 7/20/36; d.10/17/05 El Paso, TX  (Bob Braze was his co-pilot later VAW-11 who knew him as “Colonel Klink”)

Francis Brian Curry AE3 1951 b.1928; d.1998 Waco, TX  

James M. Curry Forrestal 1966 AEC b.1/9/33; d.7/23/85 Virginia

George W. Cutler ADAN 1952 b.3/20/31; d.6/27/02 Charles City, VA

John R. Cutshall ADR3 Saratoga 1962; Det 14 b.11/20/37; d.12/26/99 Salinas, CA

Bruce L. Cyr ADR3 Essex 1958 b.12/29/37; d.9/14/96 Kerhonkson, NY

Joseph Ernest Cyr Hampstead Rd Danville, NH 03819 603-382-6823 ADR2-AZ1 Saratoga 1961; Randolph 62; d.2/11/05 lung cancer

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James L. Daggett ADR1 1962 FDR 1964 & 1965 (plankowner as AMM2 in 1947-8) b.8/15/1922; d.1/2/92 Newport, RI

James Clyde Daley AK2 East Greenwich, RI AK2 Enterprise 1961-2 b.12/22/36; d.8/14/70

Robert C. Daley AD2 Essex 1958 b.7/28/29; d.3/8/02 Titusville, FL bur in MA; Patricia

Roger T. Daly AD3 1951 b.7/13/30; d.5/23/88 Louisville, CO

William S. Damari AD3 1954 b.7/15/32; d.6/93 Johnson City, PA; Janet L

Philip J. D’Angelo Staten Island, NY ATAN 1953 b.4/8/33; d.12/5/08 Stuart, FL d/c issued in NY; Jennifer J; Son: John Philip D’Angelo; Dtrs: Judith D’Angelo-Bredice & Jilian D’Angelo

William H. “Danny” Daniel 3366 Hester Rd Elberton, GA 30653 AT2 Randolph 1962 b.6/12/1938; d.9/28/97

Donald L. Daniels ATAN 1953 b.5/10/34; d.12/27/94 Muncie, IN (WI)

William Wayne Danielson ATC 1952 ALC in VC-12 b.8/28/19; d.10/7/97 Holly, MI bur Great Lakes Natl Cem 

Bernard Harold Davidson 435 Minam St Ramey, PA 16671 814-378-7301 America 1966-7, Forrestal 1966-7. Navy 7/64-7/70 b.2/14/45; d.4/22/2011; Priscilla Jane (Hoover) Davidson

William E. Davidson, Jr AT2 Forrestal 1961 fm Gainsville, GA 406 E Second St Rome, GA 30161-3110 706-291-2026 b.12/28/38; d.8/16/2005; Sue Ann Kalcas sadavidson@comcast.net

Alfred F. Davis AD1 1953 “Hogjaw” Ed Harmon lists him as AD1 on Coral Sea 1951 & 2, Midway 1952-3 b.8/21/22; d.9/13/96 Nashua, NH

Clifford D. Davis, Jr b.9/33; d.5/31/2009 New Port Richey, FL AN 1951; Roberta L. 2452 Seneca Ct Palm Harbor, FL 34683-2829 727-789-0611 (near Sutherlin Crossing, where we stayed in 2009) children: Linda, Clifford, JoAnn & family

John Perry Davis Moultrie, GA, and nursing home Valdosta, GA AD2 1950 auto mechanic, Mormon faith, unmarried b.2/21/26; d.4/14/2007

Miles Davis b.5/10/36; d.3/1987 Halifax, MA (Not the jazz musician b.1926)

Roger E. Davis ENS-LT(jg) 083397/1310 Coral Sea 1951; 1953 b.4/12/27; d.11/16/07 Mena, AR or b.1926 Irving, TX, Fairfield, CT & Schaumburg, IL

CDR William Russel “Bill” Davis 710 Second St Coronado, CA 92118-1208 619-435-9101 plankowner VC-12 1949-50 Philippine Sea, Navcad wings 1945; b.10/4/22 DesMoines, IA; d.2/2/2010 Leukemia; Elsie R. (Spry) Davis b.1923; d.2013 

He attended public schools in Des Moines and upon graduation from Lincoln High School, he took a job at Central Life under their College Plan. He attended Iowa State University where he enlisted in the Army ROTC program, later in 1943 transferring to the Navy to become an aviation cadet. By the time he was called to active duty, World War II had fewer casualties in Naval Air than anticipated, so it took him 22 months to obtain his wings and commission which occurred on Aug. 8, 1945 in Corpus Christi, Texas. That was the week the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, then the second on Nagasaki, and Japan surrendered on Aug. 14. Bill married Elsie Spry whom he had met at Central Life, on August 10, 1945 in Des Moines, and they were on a train to Miami when the war ended.
His military career began with operational training at NAS Miami (Opa Locka) in the TBM Avenger. His next duty station was Quonset Point, R.I. in Torpedo Squadron VT-82 which sent him on two Mediterranean Sea deployments and a northern European cruise on the USS Randolph. Following assignment at CIC School at NAS Glenview, Ill. he became a "Plank Owner" in VC-12 squadron again at NAS Quonset Point, where he flew the AD-1W aircraft. He again deployed to the Mediterranean, this time on the USS Philippine Sea, and he made cruises in various aircraft carriers off the East Coast. His next assignment was as GCA Controller at NAS Glenview in 1950-51. In 1952 he was ordered to VW-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii where he flew the PB-1 Flying Fortress and the WV-1 Constellation.
In 1952 he attended UCLA under the Holloway five-term program. Then he was ordered to General Line School at Monterey. His next tour was with Fleet All Weather Training Unit (FAWTUPAC at San Diego) which was followed by a tour with VFAW-3 serving with the Air Force Continental Air Defense Command. Next he served as Air Navigation Officer at NAS San Diego. In 1960 he was assigned to VA-122 at NAS Moffett Field. The next year the squadron moved to NAS Lemoore where he served as squadron Executive Officer. Then came a move back to NAS San Diego where he served as Flag Secretary to COMFAIRSAN DIEGO. In 1966 he served as Officer Personnel Officer on Staff COMNAVAIRPAC, followed by a tour as Officer in Charge of Naval Air Maintenance Training Detachments at NAS San Diego.
Upon return to NAS San Diego in 1964, Cmdr. Davis bought a parcel of land in Coronado and had a house built suitable for his wife's wheelchair. His wife Elsie had been stricken with polio when they lived in Hawaii in 1953 before there was a polio vaccine. They made 32 moves in his 30 year's service in the military. He was survived by his loving wife Elsie Davis of Coronado. They had two sons, Craig born at Quonset Point, now living in El Granada, and Dean born at Great Lakes Naval Station, now in Happy Camp, with wife Karen Hubbell Davis. Dean's three daughters, Jasmine Borgatti (wife of Nick) of Mt. Shasta, Fern Davis of Honolulu and Cheyenne Davis of Weed, also survive him, and two great-grandchildren, Madison and Elias Borgatti of Mt. Shasta. He is also survived by one sister, Kathleen Nye of Fairfield.
Following his retirement from the Navy June 30, 1972, Bill invested in and worked at Private Ledger Financial Services for 10 years. After his retirement from the business world, he joined the North Island Men's Golf Club. He was also a member of the Masons Coronado Lodge No. 441, and he had more time to take care of his wife.

   LT Edward W. Day  b.10/30/16; d.1/2/1989 Saratoga, CA; had retired in 1961 and moved to San Francisco area; Christine

chrisD01@aol.com

James L. (Jimmy) Deal 782 Columbus Holley Rd Samson AL 36477 ATR2 FDR 1964-1965-1966; 1967 escaped from a ditched WF; Was Sacramento, CA 95841 Calif Hywy Patrol; b.12/16/42; d.9/14/09; Widower

Harry I. Dear AM3-AMS2 Bennington 1953 b.7/21/29; d.1/1986 Randallstown, MD; Jacqueline M (b.1938) moved from Randallstown to 7 Slade Av Pikesville, MD 21208 401-580-9207

Vernon N. Dearnbarger AN 1953 b.7/5/1929; d.10/17/2002 Mattoon, IL

Henry Joseph Deeks CM1 Essex 1961; Westwood, MA b.1914; d.1998; Son: Henry G. Deeks 7 River Styx Rd Ashburnham, MA 01430-1304 978-827-4277 look@henrydeeks.com; Margo Wendy b.1946

CAPT Dwight “E” “Deke” DeCamp  Arlington Va. 22207 703-536-4019 LCDR 6/1958—60 b.5/16/25; d.4/15/2003 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Caught pneumonia in Florida while on vacation; DFC Distinguished Flying Cross 31 years in the Navy, CO of a squadron BuPers tour; PG School Monterrey in Math Dept; Became a computer expert in the 1970s; Did consulting the last 15 years Information from daughter; Jacklyn

Thomas Leroy Decker frm Portland, OR No d/c AE3 Essex 1961                                                            

CAPT James A. (Jim) DeGanahl 655 Redwing Dr Lake Mary, FL 32746 407-322-5409 LT USN Oriskany 1951; 1953 Wasp; 1954 FDR; CO RVAH9 USNA 1947 graduated in ’46 (not in the register); played tackle; Was active in Tailhook; b.8/24/24; d.5/27/2007; Dorothy

Patrick Delgado 33931 Via del Cielo Monarch Beach, CA 92629-4520 714-496-5421 Really a VAW-11 pilot deceased; Patricia

LT John Ward DeLoach Tampa 1981 Forrestal 1957; Intrepid 1958  b.1/8/28; d.1/22/82 Tampa, FL

LCDR George Edwin DeLong 1310 LT(jg) Leyte 1951-1953; carqual FDR 1953; USNA 1948 b.12/19/24; d.4/3/01 Coronado, CA 92118

Donald F. Delost 265 Sandy Point Rd Emlenton, PA 16373-2529 AN Midway 1952 & 5; b.5/21/32; d.5/16/2010; Mildred E.: three sons: Andrew (Michelle) Delost of South Carolina; Dan Delost of Emlenton; and Bob (Amy) Delost of Pittsburgh. Four grandchildren: Bryan and Sienna Delost of South Carolina; Mya and Mason Delost of Pittsburgh

LCDR J. George Demarest, III USN Independence 1966-7; VAW-124; Son: 215 Bienville Dr Gretna, LA 70056 504-393-2096

George P. DeMille YNC 1954 b.9/27/19; d.9/14/95 Orange Park, FL d/c MA

William James Dempsey AMH1 Essex 1961 b.8/18/37; d.4/29/99 Fort Lauderdale, FL; bur in NY

Peter C. Denison ADAN 1952 b.12/26/30; d.10/13/1973 Ramsey Co, MN

Charles E. (Ed) Dennison 771 Old Oak Trace Columbus, OH 43235-1761 AMS2 Saratoga 1961-2 b.3/14/36; d.2/14/05 KY; Marilyn

William R. Denny AT3 1953 b.2/3/33; d.9/15/96 Rahway, NJ but was E7 AMHC not an AT

Peter H. Derby ADC b.7/8/11; d.5/18/06 Fairhope, AL Chief Pag’s assistant at VC-12 1953-5. Retired to Myrtle Beach. bur Barrancas Natl Cem "Everything is Copacetic."

Joined the Navy in 1927 at the age of 16. Involved in the Nicaragua Conflict and in 1930 went to China were he was assigned to the USS Tracy on the Yansing River. Participated in a parade aboard the USS California that opened the Golden Gate Bridge. Served aboard the USS Enterprise during the Cuban Crisis. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Rosella Derby; his son, Edward Derby; and grandson, Daniel Konecek.

David DeRienzo 3430 Case Rd Marietta, NY 13110 315-673-1760 derienzo@windstream.net AN FDR 1966-7; Essex 1967; d.12/24/08; Sue

Sherwin R. (Sonny) DeSantis; Randolph 1956 may be deceased; Carol Radford DeSantis b.1947 now with Russell L. DeSantis b.1986 7875 MacDougall Dr Jacksonville, FL 32244-5561 904-908-0056 djthsml@aol.com                                       Dtr: Camille Lucille DeSantis 2122 Hubbard St Greensboro, NC 27405-5610 b.1981

Michael Richard Deubel AMC 197 Hoover Rd Apt 2E Yonkers, NY 10710-3438 914-965-1397 E-3 America 1966-7; VAW-122; d.12/2010; Geraldine

Robert J. Devlin 2470 Sky Top Trail Dover, PA 17315-2532 717-292-1692 AT3 Intrepid 1956; b.8/11/36; d.3/17/2008; Sue

Donald E. Dewerd LT(jg) 1325 Intrepid 1964; America 1965-6; Intrepid 1967 b.8/29/40; d.1/23/98 MN heart attack; Older brother b.1931 Dick in Phoenix 602-957-4503

James W. DeWitte AE3 1953-5 b.8/3/33 Jamestown, ND; d.4/22/09 Jud, ND m.Judy Y. Wenger now Judy Y. Dewitte c son, Bryan DeWitte b.1968 3927 Montreal St Bismarck, ND 58503-0332 701-258-5125

James D. Dickerson YN2 1954 b.9/28/32; d.2/18/98 Nashville, TN

LT Roger Vernon Dickeson 1946 early development b.11/1/20; d.6/21/2006 Pasadena, CA

Robert G. Dickson ALC Midway 1955 b.12/24/22; d.8/1/97 Elk Grove, CA (San Leandro & San Lorenzo too); Jacquelyn M

Johann G. Dietz b.5/5/1914; d.9/19/00 Denver Ft Logan Natl Cem

Robert J. Dignam, MD b.7/8/25; d.2/13/99 in Pacific Palisades, CA; d/c issued in NH LT(MC) FDR carqual 1953; Wasp 1953; Lake Champlain 1953 Flight Surgeon; Dartmouth; Evelyn Dignam Box 135 (300 Amboise) Newport Coast, CA 92657           Robert J. Dignam lived at 820 Alma Real Dr Pacific Palisades, CA 90272-3705 310-459-6101; That number is now attributed to Erin M. Dignam. His wife’s first initial is E. (Capt Haskell knew her as “Pat?”)                                William J. Dignam also lists that address. William J is a son age between 40-50;                                  Robert’s daughter, Gale D. Friedman, may be found living with Mark L. Friedman 2001 Port Provence Pl Newport Beach, CA 92660-5430 949-644-4686

Robert Calvin Diles TN Essex 1960 b.8/27/29 Waco, Texas; d.12/27/05 Norfolk. Chief engineer in Merchant Marine for 56 yrs

Irmel Lacy Dillard 3424 Bapaume Av Norfolk, VA 757-857-5981 b.5/1/1926; d.7/2/2000 ATC Saratoga 1963-4 bur Arlington Natl Cem

John Wayne Dillon 5400 Crossrail Dr Burke, VA 22015 LT(jg) NFO Independence 1965; Forrestal VAW-123 1967-8; b.2/19/1941; d.2/1/1974 Hopewell City, VA Appomattox Cemetery; Dianne E; Dtrs: Sharon J. Mainwaring b.1971; Gabriela L

Robert E. Dillon AA 1954 b.10/12/34; d.5/15/97 Helen, GA

CAPT John James Dittrick, Jr. (Jack) 417 Dogleg Dr Williamsburg, VA 23188-7411 757-258-0982 LT(jg) USNA 58 Saratoga 1960-1; Independence 1962; CO VAW-124 & RVAW-120 1978-80 jack.dittrick@mason.wm.edu; Carolyn H

Captain John J. Dittrick Jr., "Jack," 73, died peacefully Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, 2009. His strength, kindness, integrity, sense of humor and uplifting presence will be dearly missed by his family, friends, neighbors and work colleagues. b.5/3/1936 Elizabeth, N.J. son to Dorothy and John Dittrick Sr. Jack grew up to become a distinguished Navy pilot, Navy captain, professor and vice dean, and most dearly, a beloved husband, father, uncle, cousin and friend. A Class of 1958 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Jack pursued a naval career, while also earning his master's degree and doctorate. He and his wife Carolyn were married 12/29/1962 and in 1964, they moved to Monterey, Calif., where Jack received a master's degree in operations analysis from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and subsequently taught at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., where their daughter Jill was born in 1968. Jack's naval career spanned 29 years with distinguished responsibilities including deployments as a naval aviator flying the carrier based E-1B Tracer and the E-2 Hawkeye, both Airborne Early Warning Aircraft, aboard the carriers USS Independence, USS Saratoga, USS Shangri La, USS F.D. Roosevelt and the USS America to Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean. He was the officer in charge of the E-1B detachment on the USS Roosevelt and the commanding officer of both VAW-124 on the USS America and RVAW-120 training squadron located in Norfolk. Following that, he served on several staffs with the chief of Naval Operations, CINCLANTFLT and participated in a SECNAV sponsored study examining the roles and capabilities of the U.S. Navy. In spite of earthquakes and having to master the Italian language, Jack's tour as commanding officer of the U.S. Naval Support Activity Base in Naples, Italy, was the most challenging and rewarding tour of his naval career. Jack, Carolyn and Jill returned from Italy in 1986, where Jack then served as the chief of staff at the Safety Center. He retired from the Navy in 1987, and shortly after launched his career as a visiting professor of statistics at The College of William & Mary School of Business. In 1992, Jack became the associate dean for undergraduate programs at the University of Southern California School of Business, where he initiated a mentor program to help link students to real-world experience. He was made vice dean and traveled to numerous countries to bring in foreign students to the business program. He also initiated an annual nationwide case competition held at USC. In June 2001, Jack returned to The College of William & Mary as assistant dean of the School of Business.

Joe Franklin Dixon Panama City, FL FDR 1961 U. West Florida, Florida Highway Patrol 39 yrs (Captain) b.2/1/32; d.8/6/2011; Georgetta

Ronald A. Dixon 33 Mahogany Rd Rocky Point, NY 11778 AEM3 Randolph 1954, Midway 1955 b.1/5/1934; d.9/6/2003

John Dmoch Virginia Beach, VA America 1966-7; d.2/15/06 of a cerebral hemorrhage. buried with military honors and was a CWO 4 Ret. He served in the Navy for 30 years; Dtr: Nancy Montgomery nmontgomery@vwc.edu

Carlos M. Dockery 16170 Henderson Rd Alpharetta, GA 30004 770-475-5368 AMS3 FDR 1966-7; b.11/23/44; d.12/23/03; Jacqueline

Edward A. Doherty 4296 Beechmont Dr Cincinnati, OH 45244 513-528-3952 SN 1951 b.2/32; d.1998

CDR Stanley W. Dohrer (LSO) Saipan 1950, Wright 1951, 1953 U. Miami b.12/2/22; d.12/24/00 Niagara Falls, NY; issued in FL; Cremains interred at Punchbowl in Honolulu; Gladys H. Dohrer b.3/1919 2690 Drew St Clearwater, FL 33759  

CAPT Henry R. “Hank” Dombrowski Virginia Beach b.9/21/34; d.9/10/1994 Pensacola, FL 0-in-C Wasp 1967 detachment

Capt. Dombrowski was b.9/21/1934 in Salem, MA and served in the Navy for 30 years He was a student at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, and received a B.S. in engineering  His Navy assignments included maintenance/line division officer for VS-27; traffic controller at RATIC SIX, NAS Quonset Point; safety officer for VS-36, O-in-C Wasp detachment 1966-7; VAW-12 and VAW-121; operations officer for AEW-12; aircraft handler on board the USS Intrepid (CVS-10); chief staff officer AEW Wing 12; executive officer and commanding officer of VAW-125 1976-7; deputy ACOS of AIRWARFARE at OPTEVFOR; executive officer and senior inspector at Board of Inspection, Atlantic He was a recipient of the Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal and was designated a Naval Aviator in 1958 After retiring from the Navy in 1987, he worked for VITRO Corporation in Systems Engineering and Analysis. He retired from VITRO in 1992 Since 1992 he was active in several volunteer services including The Navy Family Services Center, Little Creek, and Military Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. He was an active member of the Flyer's Invitational Golf Association He was recently elected vice president of the HAWKEYE Association and was a member of Sewells Point Golf Association; Kathleen M. DombrowskiLegion of Merit Meritorious Service Medal

Noah J. Dominique Box 973 Saunderstown, RI 02874-1609 (973 Slocum Rd Exeter) 401-294-9445 Wasp 1958; Saratoga 1957 CPO went on emergency leave, had some trouble, busted to PO1; b.7/17/26; d.10/13/09; Helen

Robert J. Donnelly AN Saratoga 1963 b.10/6/43; d.6/2000 or b.10/30/43; d.5/23/98

CDR Walter Joseph Donovan, Jr Huntington, NY O-in-C Forrestal 1960 USNA 1948 Heart attack in the shower b.1/21/22; d. 5/20/67; Elma d.6/1/1978 Huntington, NY

John S. Dooley SN America 1967 b.12/10/46; d.5/18/05 Pittsfield, MA

Clifford Jay Dowdell 933 Sunset Dr Birmingham, AL 35215-7823 AN Randolph 1965 b.1947; d.4/2/2012 bur Alabama Natl Guard Cem.; Beatrice b.1948

George W. Downing AEM3 1951 b.1928; d.2006 Saratoga Springs, NY; Son: George W, Jr Gansevoort, NY

John J. Doyle 140 Colonel Bell Dr #608 Brockton, MA 02301-1956 1951-1953 YN3 BHR 1952 second Korean cruise

LT Luther W. "Lute" Doyle LT(jg) Plankowner VC-12 Saipan 1950, LT LSO 1952 b.2/14/22; d.1/8/08 Knightdale, NC

Ronald E. Drew AN 1953 Randolph 1954 b.1927; m.Evelyn Humphries (Reeves) Imperial, CA 1965; d.5/6/97 Iowa, WI

Rex O. Driver, Jr 6647 Ridge Crest Dr Milton, FL ADR3 Saratoga 1963-4 b.11/7/40; d.5/10/99

Frank J. Drogan ALC Electronics crew 1953 b.5/12/1915; d.5/12/1996 Orlando, FL on his birthday, D/c issued in NJ

Ambrose M. Duarte, Jr. Woonsocket, RI Randolph 1956-7 AT3 b.12/28/36; d.5/1986; nephew: Philip A. Duarte’s son, also named Philip                                                  

Robert Paul Dube CWO2 AM3 Saratoga 1957-8 b.1/11/39 Auburn, MA; d.1/9/07 Fort Worth, TX; Ditched with LT(jg) Smith 8/24/57; Joyce K. Dube 5600 Azle Av Apt 110 Fort Worth, TX 76106-2624

Robert Dube was born the son of Richard and Alice Dube. He retired from the Navy After 20 Years, worked for Beechcraft Aircraft, Leer Jet in Tucson, and for General Dynamics for 12 years, and was a salesman for United R V Center. Robert was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors: Wife, Joyce of Azle Av; daughters, Deborah Rerko and husband Scott, of Penn, Denise Thomas of Azle, Diane Kellar and husband, Thomas James of Alaska; grandchildren, Kami Hart, Aaron Palmer, Nathan Biay, Justin Kennedy, Shelby Kennedy, Chris Frick, Jeff Frick, Heaven Kellar, Talon Kellar, and Thomas J Kellar III; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Tom and Bruce; sisters, Susan and Beverly.

Roland Andre Dubois AT2 Essex 1961 107 Lebanon Av Colchester, CT 06415 860-537-5372 or 5108 b.8/1929 c M. Mastrangelo also Daytona Beach, FL 32119; Helen; Parents: Andre C & Lillian Dubois b.1907 424 Horse Pond Rd Madison, CT 06443-2009 203-245-9074

Bruce P. Ducette ADRAN Wasp 1967 b.6/21/45; d.7/1980 Marysville, MD

Harold Jasper Dudek CWO-2 b.1917 Campbell, NE; d.10/9/1985 Communication specialist in VC-12 3/1954 to 1960; Son: Les Dudek PO Box 726 Auburndale, FL 33823-0726 ldudek333@yahoo.com Eflat Productions

Clifford L. Dudgeon AN 1953 b.7/13/32; d.9/17/05 Livingston, MO

Lyle H. Dudgeon ATC 1953 b.6/30/20; d.2/10/2000 Iowa

Wyley W. Dudley ATCA b.4/3/25; d.7/19/03 Virginia Beach Randolph 1963; Was in VS-22 in 1950 with Walt Miesse

Roy A. Duenas, Jr AMAN 1952 b.5/1/32; d.10/20/83 New York bur in Jacksonville, FL

Leon Frederick Duerksen Pensacola, FL b.12/1/42; d.8/10/2005 1942 AN Saratoga 1963 bur Barrancas Natl Cem

Maurice E. Dumas SA 1951 b.5/23/32; d.3/6/90 North Grosvenordale, CT

Donald C. Dunlap Fort Pierce, FL 34945 AMS2 Valley Forge 1958; b.6/12/35; d.4/11/06; Rosalind M. Dunlap b.11/41 1949 Ist Av Port St Lucie, FL 34953 Once had Pontiac dealership in E Dubuque, IA; Photographic memory

J. J. Dunlavey ATCA Essex 1962 500 Barnes Rd Chesapeake, VA 23324; Patricia A. b.8/15/39; d.11/4/06 Pittsburgh; bur in TX Son: Terry Dunlavey tmdterry20031@yahoo.com

LCDR Harvey K. “Sam” Dunning pilot 1949 Jonesport, Maine b.3/28/22; d.4/23/91 Mass; Pilot 1949-51; Boxer 1950 XO VC-12 1961-2; Shirley (Miller) Dunning b.6/26/22 Milford, MA; d.10/22/2011

Shirley (Miller) Dunning passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 22, 2011 at Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford, CT. Formerly of Jonesport, ME, she had recently resided with her son's family in Cromwell, CT. Shirley was born in Milford, MA on June 26, 1922, the daughter of the late Kenneth W.A. Miller and Fannie A. (Hutchins) Miller. She had many fond memories of her childhood in MA with her two younger brothers and extended family. A move when she was in high school relocated the family to southern Maine where she finished her education, graduating from Deering High School in Portland and Westbrook Junior College. During that time, she met her husband, the late Harvey K. Dunning Sr, a 26 yr. career officer in the US Navy. They enjoyed many years together traveling and moving about the US. Where ever they were stationed, she always found groups to join and ways to volunteer in each new place, giving her time to help out others.

When they retired from the service, their family of 3 settled in the Dunnings' hometown, Jonesport, Maine. In the over 40 years Shirley lived there, she was an active participant in the community, as a member of the Jonesport Ambulance Service, American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 0108, Jonesport Historical Society, Literary Club, co-chairperson of the Jonesport Sesquicentennial Committee, Sawyer Memorial Congregational Church, Jonesport Housing Authority, and her beloved Tuesday Night Club. She also served with the Extension at University of Maine at Machias where she received the Washington County Extension Association Distinguished Volunteer Service Award in 1997, as special recognition for her service to the community. She was a willing volunteer whenever there was a need, whether it was as a secretary for Hand-in-Hand, or stocking the local food pantry. Of all of these, she was most proud of her service to her country as a navy wife.

She is survived by her son, Harvey K. "Sam" Dunning Jr. and his wife, Jean, of Cromwell; her dear grandchildren, Heather Dunning of Queens, NY and her fiancé, Eric Boucher and Jonathan Dunning and his wife, Ahnaf Nur of Wethersfield, CT; her brother, Stuart Miller and his wife, Maggie, of Loveland, CO, a sister-in-law, Margaret Miller of Bridgton, ME; a special niece, Sandy Moffett of Jonesport, ME and many other special nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

George R. Dunworth, Jr Rensselaer, NY SN 1952 b.1933; d.7/5/79

James Howard Durham AE1 Independence 1965 b.7/31/38; d.04/14/1978 Nancy, KY

 Jim Durham was with VAW 12 and later RVAW-120 from 1965 to 1969. He did a med cruise on the Independence back in 1965-6 with VAW 12 and then was assigned as the night shift Electric Shop chief and then to QA with RVAW-120 in SP1 at NAS Norfolk; Bur Mill Springs  National Cemetery, Pulaski County, KY

LCDR Robert Duvall LDO Maintenance officer America 1967; AL1 in VS-22 with Walt Miesse in 1950; b.10/23/24; d.9/86 Virginia Beach                                                               

Frederick D. Dupree, Jr 1456 Lardner St Philadelphia, PA 19149-3223 AEAN Intrepid 67, Wasp 1967; b.3/4/48; d.1/2/2011; Rosemary H. 

Allen A. Dykes 2323 Soutel Dr JAX 32208 904-764-1849 ADR3 Saratoga 1961-2

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William Johnson Earle 16 Melrose St Elmont, NY 11003-1129 516-775-8980 ADR2 1962 b.1935; d.2012; Astrid P. b.1944; d.1996; Sons; Fleming K., Jeremiah, Joshua; Dtrs: Kirsten L. Levittown, NY; Barbara (home); Grandson: William Johnson Earle II b.2/27/89; d.6/30/10 OD Heroin

Frank Courtney Eardley AN Oriskany 1951 b.11/1/28; d.12/5/91 Baltimore; Son: Frank C. Jr. 6711 Glenkirk Rd Baltimore, MD 21239 410-823-5518

Charles L. Eason 658 Campground Rd Selma, NC 27576 919-905-2530 SA Wasp 1961 b.2/11/44; d.6/18/2006

Vance Carroll Eason Redding, CA pilot 1952 FDR 1951 d.1999; Jacqueline A. Eason b.1928 11642 Cornell St Adelento, CA 92301-3688 760-246-9733                                                                                                Not Vance Cleveland Eason Quitman, TX b.9/5/23; d.8/19/99 US Army

CAPT Van Vernon Eason LCDR O-in-C Saipan 1950 As LT XO VT-10 on CV-6 in WWII; Captain USS Paricutin AE-18 1975-6; USS Hornet 1966-7; b.6/19/1927 Columbus, MS

 
Navy Cross

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Van Vernon Eason, Jr. (NSN: 0-85924), United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Torpedo Plane in Torpedo Squadron TEN (VT-10), attached to the U.S.S. ENTERPRISE (CV-6), in action against enemy Japanese forces in the vicinity of the Marianas Islands on 20 June 1944. He led a flight of carrier based Torpedo Bombers with great skill and cool judgment through a devastating attack on an enemy carrier. This attack was opposed by enemy fighters and intense anti-aircraft fire from surrounding heavy warships. He scored two direct hits himself and his gunner shot down one attacking enemy plane. A terrific explosion resulted from this attack and the carrier was probably sunk. His outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Action Date: June 20, 1944

General Orders: Commander Fast Carrier Task Force: Serial 0247 (July 13, 1944) Torpedo Squadron 10 (VT-10) U.S.S. Enterprise (CV-6)

 
Distinguished Flying Cross

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Van Vernon Eason, Jr. (NSN: 0-85924), United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in an aerial attack against enemy shipping in Truk Atoll. On 17 February 1944, he led a flight of torpedo bombers from a carrier on a night minimum altitude bombing attack which destroyed and damaged a substantial number of enemy ships. This attack was executed in darkness against ships inside the lagoon in the face of great danger from intense enemy anti-aircraft fire and under exceptionally difficult and hazardous circumstances. His courage, judgment, skill and relentless determination to destroy the enemy contributed greatly to the success of this attack and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Action Date: February 17, 1944

CAPT William Ralph Eason LT FDR 1966-7 (c Capt Pettigrew flew the last E1 VAW-121 to Davis Monthan 1975) b.9/13/21; d.12/21/03

St. Simons Island - Captain William Ralph Eason, USN (Ret), 82, died December 21, at the Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Georgia. 
Capt Eason was the son of the late Robert Eugene Eason and Mrs. Oka Daniel Eason Nessmith of Manassas, Georgia. Capt. Eason graduated from Reidsville High School before beginning a distinguished Naval Aviation career of 32 years including World War II and the Vietnam War. He was Air Wing Commander of Carrier Air Group 9 based on the USS Ranger and Commanding Officer of the USS Kaskaskia. Capt. Eason was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses, four Air Medals, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, a Navy Unit Commendation among his many ribbons and medals. After leaving the Navy he moved to Atlanta, Georgia and enjoyed a successful real estate career lasting 17 years before retiring to Satsuma, Florida and later St. Simons Island, Georgia. Capt. Eason was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Reidsville for over 50 years as well as the Shriners of Jacksonville and Palatka, Florida. 

Survivors: his wife of 57 years Betty L. Eason; his son, William R. Eason, Jr. and wife Cindy of Laguna Hills, California; his daughters Patricia E. Swafford and her husband Bernie of St. Simons Is., Georgia and Janet E. Willis and her husband, Tom of Snellville, Georgia

Edward E. Eaton AT1 Saratoga 1960 b.3/8/28; d.11/2/91 DeSoto, GA

Joseph J. Echols ALC Dallas, TX b.6/15/1928; d.5/1/1995 Mason, TN Lake Champlain 1954; Yvonne Cooper b.1930

LT Edward E. Eddowes 1325 ENS Midway 1952-3 fm Philadelphia; b.3/29/30; d.9/26/92 Birmingham AL buried in Philadelphia; had a bad crash during carquals on Leyte 1952; Anne

Edward E. Eddowes, Ph.D., received his advanced degree in Experimental Psychology and Foundations in Education from the University of Florida, Gainesville in 1959. Despite the lofty degree, Ed’s first love was airplanes and a great zest for flying. During his tour of active duty with the Navy, he flew Douglas A-1 Skyraiders in the Airborne Early Warning “Guppy” configuration. He later flew the F-4U Corsair and then transitioned to jets with the Naval Reserve in the late ‘50s. The field of experimental psychology in which he excelled was Human Factors and Training. To that end, his interest was always centered on the pilot and his or her ability to fly the airplane effectively and safely. Whether he and his team were developing human performance data for the design of fighter planes at McDonnel Aircraft or later developing better training methods for the Air Force and the Navy, his focus was always the same. It was to teach fighter pilots to be the best. On piloting, he would say, “An effective pilot must know what to look for, where to look for it, and what to do with the information when it is found.” Another memorable quote of his was, “In a tight situation, the pilot who runs out of altitude, airspeed and ideas all at the same time is going to crash.” He dedicated his career to making sure that this would not happen. During the 1960s, he worked to design more efficient aircraft cockpits so that pilots could better perform their missions and survive. In the 1970s and 80s, his focus and work environment changed from hardware to flight training curricula. He was instrumental in advancing new undergraduate aviator training programs and responsible for perfecting data collection systems to evaluate how well young pilots were acquiring their flying skills. The top performance exhibited by both the Air Force and the Navy pilots during the ’91 Gulf War is quiet testimony to his search for training excellence. Ed is survived by his wife, Anne, and two sons, Andy and Scott. He was a member of the EAA, a member of the Human Factors Society, and the Association of Aviation Psychologists.

William E. (Bill) Eddy 161 Burnham Heights Palmyra, NY 14522-9830 315-597-9830 AECS 1959-62 leading chief of VAW-12; Worked for Grumman on retirement on the F-111, then Xerox. 6 bypasses, defibrillated in 2008 d.12/23/2012; Virginia b.103/32; d.12/12/01; Dtrs: Bonnie (Robert) Bergeron & Vickie Patridge

Charles Whitman “Whit” Edens ALC Oriskany 1951 b.7/25/15; d.8/24/07 Knox Co, TN

John E. “Jack” Edinger 137 Autumn Dr Butler, PA 16001-3291 724-282-8310 AM3 Midway 1951; b.12/31/29; d.7/21/2011; Margaret E

 John "Jack" E. Edinger, 81, of Butler passed away 7/21/2011 at Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. b.12/31/1929, in Emlenton, the son of the late John E. and Margaret (Selfridge) Edinger.  Jack retired from Armco, now AK Steel, in 1994 after 34 years. He also worked at Pullman Standard for 10 years.  He served in the National Guard from 1947 to 1950 and in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954 aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Midway. He was a member of the American Legion in Butler.  He loved riding motorcycles in his younger days, raising flowers and was a Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan. He especially enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his grandson, Anthony, who was the apple of his eye. He was loved by all his family and will be missed so terribly much.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret E. Edinger of Butler; a stepdaughter, Jodi Maker Barton and her husband, Tony, of Butler; two stepsons, Jonathan K. Maker of Butler and James V. (Natasha) Maker of Austintown, Ohio; a grandson, Anthony V. Barton; three sisters, Wanda Harding of California, Diana Waldren of New Kensington and Peggy; and three brothers, Harmon Edinger of California, and Ronnie and Ray Parker, both of Connecticut. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Delores Edinger; and a brother, Clark "Moe" Edinger

Greer L. Edminston Coral Sea 1956 2620 Northview Dr SW Roanoke, VA 24015 b.12/28/1906; d.8/16/1993

Gerald R. Edmiston AD3 Forrestal 1958-9 b.9/27/36; d.4/26/81 Maitland PA Nulla Avarita Sine Poeta Est on the gravestone (No benefit without pain) Seneca

Francis A. Edmonds CHMACH 1901 58th Av Pensacola, FL 32506 FDR 1953 b.9/1915; d.2002; Agnes S. b.1920; or Agnes H. b.12/21/21; d.3/16/96

LT(jg) Marion R. Edwards NAOC 1961 b.5/31/34; d.1/4/03 Hendersonville, TN

William H. Edwards, Jr. b.6/27/30; d.1/25/01 Albany, NY LT(jg) Coral Sea 1955 from DeKalb & Sycamore, IL; Sally Ann

John T. Eggenberger AMSC 1081 Candeleras Dr Las Cruces, NM 88011 505-522-6445 b.5/12/25 Memorial Scholarship named for him USS Midway Foundation; Barbara J.; Dtr: Marion A. Eggenberger CAPT (SC) USN

Eric R. Ekelund, Jr 149 Wading Bird Cir Naples, FL 34110-9220 Forrestal Apr ’64, Essex 1964 AE3 b.1/4/44; d.11/21/02 issued in Conn

LCDR Robert Edward “Bob” Elzey LT Asst O-in-C Forrestal 1964; Forrestal 1965; Saratoga 1966 b.12/27/31; d.2/22/2002 Pensacola bur Barrancas Natl Cem

Alton Frederick Emerson AT2 Essex 1961 b.10/28/38; d.1/9/04 Kissimmee, FL

Richard S. Emery Box 541 Raynham MA 02768 (25 Mill St) 508-822-3256 1954 ATAN Lake Champlain; Bennington explosion cruise AT2 fm Biddeford ME UConn b.1934; d.1/11/2010; Patricia Pickens Emery b.1934; Son: Seth Emery of Manchester MA; Daughter: Anne Badders and her husband Daniel of California

 A graphic artist by trade but his true passion was directing and composing music. He composed, arranged and conducted for the New Acapellas Helmsmen. He also wrote a Folk Mass for the Christ Church in Cincinnati. He wrote and directed "Death In Wallowa Valley," an opera in three acts for St. John's Church in Gloucester in 1994. Upon moving to Brooksby Village he continued to contribute to the music life within the community

Richard J. Endsley, Sr 214 Raymond Av Brownsville, PA 15417-9591 724-785-9235 AN Essex 1963-4; b.6/25/42; d.9/18/2000; Patricia Christopher Endsley; son: Richard II

Robert W. Engler AD3 1953 b.3/16/34; d.1/3/03 Deming NM; Eldrine K. Engler 2744 Crown Point Ct Las Cruces, NM 88011-5227 575-532-9127

Harold C. English Calhoun, KY AN 1953 8/36; d.11/15/81; Sybal V

Leroy Epps, Jr ATN3 Lake Champlain 1960-1 b.10/30/38; d.3/26/2011 Leavenworth, KS

Herbert L. Erisman FDR 1965 & 1966 Intrepid 1967 b.9/13/47; d.12/25/99 Washington, DC; Chalfont, PA; Son: 215-822-2889

Eugene Ernest Ernst SN 1952 b.10/21/32; d.6/27/08 Cincinnati, OH  

Billy N. Ervin AO1 1951 FDR 1952 b.7/13/24; d.5/4/88 Orange Park, FL (RI)

Stanley H. Essex, Jr 6 Rutherford CT Warwick, RI 02886-2833 401-734-9646 no det VC-12 education dept colon cancer operated 1/12/13; d.4/14/2013 age 82; Carmella C. (Venturino); Son: Stanley sessex1@verizon.net

Johnny M. Estes AMAA 1954 b.9/24/33; d.8/15/92 Alabama

Roswell P. Ethridge AVCM 1961-3 Enterprise 1962-3 b.8/12/31; d.9/8/94 Virginia Beach, VA; Helen E

LT(jg) Larry Evans Randolph 1965-6; America 1967 was killed in a general aviation crash that also took his wife and children His aircraft hit some cumulo-granite in the west of Virginia

I was in RVAW-120 when Larry, his pregnant wife (6-8 months), young daughter and a visiting Italian couple (friends they had met in Italy) were killed in a private plane crash.  I am pretty sure that Larry was a LT or LCDR at the time and he was either the RVAW-120 and/or the CAEWW-12 Safety Officer. He was also an E-2 instructor.  Larry was flying a rented single engine plane when it crashed into a W. VA mountain for reasons unknown (The FAA suspected it was overweight and couldn't clear the mountain).  The accident happened on a Friday so no one was aware that they were missing until Monday when he didn't show up at the squadron (He apparently did not file a flight plan).  Capt Sheldon Corner was the Air Wing CO. When it became clear that the aircraft was down, he launched an all-out air search using E-2's.  The aircraft was found and unfortunately there were no survivors.  A few days later there was a memorial service held at NAS Norfolk that was attended by most of the squadron, his parents. in-laws, other family members and friends.  As you can imagine, it was very emotional.  My recollection of Larry was that he was friendly with everyone, had a perpetual smile, was enthusiastic and a hard worker.  I was the schedules officer and he told me more than once to be sure to schedule him to fly a hop if no one else was available.  We, and our wives, were all very upset by the tragedy. 

Peter Michael Evans ADC 1951 b.8/16/1920; d.6/29/03 DC bur Arlington Natl Cem

Vernon T. Evans ATC 3827 Ga Hywy 216 Arlington, GA 39813-3209 229-725-4356 VC-12 1949-52 Coral Sea 1951; Leyte 1950 & 1952; plankowner; b.1929

Vernon Tanner Evans, 83, formerly of Arlington, Ga., died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at the home of his daughter in Summerfield, NC. Mr. Evans is to be cremated and his ashes will be carried out to sea by the U. S.Navy and scattered. He was a retired U. S. Navy Veteran
Mr. Evans was born January 27, 1929 in Coffee County, Ga. to the late Talmadge Evans and Marie Tanner Evans. After his Navy retirement he moved back to Arlington, Ga. where he was a farmer and rancher. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Carter Evans.
His survivors include 2 daughters: Carol Leggett and husband Garry of Summerfield, NC and Shay Bush and husband Lamar of Watkinsville, Ga. a son, Edward Evans and his wife Trudie of Damascus, Ga

Donald Albert Evoy CWO VC-12 1952 b.3/16/17 Penn; d.5/15/87 Mesa, AZ; Mary Emma b.6/12/22; d.3/30/11; Son: Donald A. 1933 Diamond Av Mesa, AZ 85204 480-969-2937

CAPT Leonard Emil Ewoldt Navy Cross b.11/19/1913; d.10/10/2001 Fort Myers, FL 6th CO VAW-12 1957-9; USNA 1937; Navy Cross Lucy

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Robert A. “Bob” Faas LT(jg) Forrestal 1962-3 b.7/1/34; d.9/22/90 Wisconsin

Franklin D. Faber 29944 Burton Rd Mechanicsville, MD 20659-2474 AMS2 Forrestal 1962; Essex 1963 b.9/18/40; d.7/25/2005; Jeanette ffaber@olg.com

As I found my mom (Jeanette Faber) already contacted you regarding the passing of my wonderful dad. She told me of his invitation she received. I just personally wanted to thank all of you for serving and protecting our country. My father was very proud of his Navy service. If he were still with us, I am sure he would be there with all of you. I was graciously given the honor, and privilege of keeping his flag. It is proudly displayed along with a letter of gratitude for his service from the White House in my living room for all to see. It will be passed down to my children, and it was with great honor (and sadness) that I received it. I never understood the meaning of our flag so fully and completely until I received one for my father. I just felt compelled to sincerely say thank you for all your sacrifices you all have made to keep our country safe, free, and mighty. With my deepest thanks, Melody A. Harvey (Faber) University at Buffalo 716-645-3761 Ext. 301 Melody Harvey mharvey2@buffalo.edu (6/14/08)

Rev. Msgn Dennis G. Falk b.4/2/1930 d.1/10/2001 Boise, ID (Catholic priest) LT(jg) FDR 1951 Son: Dennis J. Falk 69 Pinion Hill PL NE Albuquerque, NM 87122 505-856-6589 b.1938 or 1945 is an attorney Law office-500 4th St Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-848-1800 (now a cardiology office) b.1938 may have been a son; Kathleen Squire b.1948

Bernard Michael Fallon AvElectC CWO 1958; b.7/21/21 Bayonne; 10/29/63 Beverly, NJ Bronze Star

Jerome W. Farquhar “Spook” AM2 FDR 1953  b.8/27/22; d.6/3/05 McKeesport, PA. Was on Ranger in WWII

James B. M. Farnell PR1 America 1967 b.10/30/33; d.5/2/99 Live Oak, FL

Gordon C. Farrell AM2 Lake Champlain 1953 b.1/30/28; d.7/8/89 Grenada, MS

Louis T. Farnsworth Windham, ME AK3 1953 b.5/13/1932; d.8/28/94 Sagadahoc, ME 

Norman Dee Fast 7026 Texel Cove Memphis (Bartlett), TN 38133-4876 901-377-7016 fastn@bellsouth.net b.8/31; d.6/23/2010 ATC Intrepid 1967; Helen Kay

Jerry L. Fauley AMAN 1953 301 E Columbia #48 Newberg, OR 97132-4022 b.1932; d.3/24/2011 prior qaddress Norwalk, CA & Grants Pass, OR; Patricia

Robert W. Feix 77 Lear Dr Coventry, RI 02816 b.1931 AT3 1951 Oriskany; Pauline Y. b.1933; Dtr: Jennifer L. Wheeler 84 Phillips St N Kingstown, RI 02852 401-295-5926 (no reply from her 10/07); Son: Robert R. Feix 18 Sunnyside Dr Westerly, RI 02891-4022 401-322-9280; Dtr: Mary K. 13 Fusaro Av Westerly, RI 02891 401-596-6456

Carl Wilburn Ferguson 5815 Kenilworth Dr Houston, TX 77033-2107 b.1/4/35 Houston; d.8/16/92 AD3 Coral Sea 1955; Ruth J; Dtr: Cassandra A

Joseph Ralph Ferrand 1666 18th Av N St Petersburg, FL 33713 ADR2 Randolph 1966 b.10/24/37; d.8/12/97; Margaret S

Anthony J. Ferranti ADRC 61 Glenwood Dr N Kingstown, RI 02852-1425 401-884-5831 Enlisted 1942 on 17th birthday Served in New Caledonia, New Hebrides and Guadalcanal; b.10/13/1925; d.3/23/2011 Plankowner VC-12 1949 Serviced TBM & SNB Oriskany 1951; Intrepid 1956; Valley Forge 10/1947-6/48 & 1958; Outstanding Bluejacket in VAW-12 6/1958; Retired 1963 Equitable Life Ins Co; b.1925; Mary A. (b.1932; married in 1948) son retired from USN

Malcolm W. (Jesse) Ferrell 540-710-1690 ADRAN Det 14; Saratoga 1961-2 & 63 b.10/21/37; d.3/7/05 Charleston, WV; Mary Holbrook Ferrell; Dtr: Gloria

John E. Ferris ADC 1952 b.6/3/23; d.9/18/2000 Middlesex Co, MA

Russell N. Fifield 210 Leeds Rd Chestertown, MD 21620 b.1929 Leyte 1951; b.10/9/29; d.6/8/2013; Joyce; son Christopher N. Sanford, NC b.1966 ammo3chris@aol.com

Russell N. Fifield, 83, of Chestertown, MD, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Queen Anne Hospice in Centreville, MD. Mr. Fifield was born in Denton, MD October 9, 1929, to the late Raymond N. Fifield and Mildred Fluharty Fifield. His first wife, Judith G. Fifield, died August 28, 1990.
Mr. Fifield was a U.S. Navy veteran. He then worked at Heron Point in Maintenance for many years, and worked in Maintenance at the Kent County Court House until he recently retired.
Mr. Fifield is survived by his wife, Joyce Fifield, of Chestertown; one son, Christopher N. Fifield and his wife, Ailsa of Sanford, NC; a daughter, Kimberly G. Fifield of Abilene, TX; two stepdaughters, Andrea Shellhammer and Sherrie Pinder, both of Chestertown; three grandchildren: Evan, Ashley, and Andrea; one great grandchild, Kayden; and a niece and nephew, Susan Coleman and Mike Slaughter

Donald Ihley Finch, Sr AMSC 4543 Craigmont Dr Memphis, TN 38128-6520 901-386-3049 USS Sangamon 1949; Coral Sea 1950, 1951 1952 b.7/27/20 Brooklyn; d.2/6/13; Annie V.; Son: DIF, Jr Hawwarden, TN b.11/8/39; d.9/7/3003 Apache Junction, AZ

James Gilreath Finch AVCM Quantico, VA AT1-ATC America 1966-7 b.9/15/37; d.7/22/93

James L. Finn ATW3-ATR2 Randolph & FDR 1965 b.1945; d.9/5/77 Lawrence, MA

CAPT Benjamin L. Fish 12 Old Oak Rd Mickelton, NJ 08056 856-423-6929 LT NAO(C) Forrestal 1966; first a blimp pilot; CO VAW-125 1973-4 b.1934; d.3/9/2012; Nancy (Corson) Fish

 Captain Benjamin L. Fish Jr. (U.S.N. Ret.) age 78 years of Mickleton died Friday March 9, 2012 in Underwood Memorial Hospital, Woodbury surrounded by his family and friends. Capt. Fish was born in Swedesboro and raised in Paulsboro. He was a 1951 graduate of Paulsboro High School and he attended and graduated from Rutgers University. In 1955 he was sworn into the U.S. Navy in Philadelphia after winning his Naval Flight Officers Wings. Captain Fish enjoyed a distinguished career in the Navy serving in both the United States and abroad. After three years as Commanding Officer Naval Station Philadelphia, he retired from active duty in 1983. He continued to serve the Navy as Manager of the Philadelphia Branch of the Naval Federal Credit Union, retiring in 1995. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Nancy Fish (nee Corson) of Mickleton; devoted father to Daniel and Olga Fish of Madison, Wisconsin, Julie and David Zlogar of Chester Springs, PA, David and Marianne Fish of Avondale, PA

Frank H. Fisher AN 1952 Tarawa 1953, Randolph 1954 (friend of Lampe) b.6/27/31; d.2/18/06 Oak Lawn, IL

Raymond F. Fisher AMAN 1952 b.5/26/34; d.3/15/02 Knoxville, TN

David G. “Fitz” Fitzgerald AE3 fm NYC area Forrestal 1962; Randolph 1962-3 AMH3 809 Fairport Ct Raleigh, NC 27613 919-844-1495; Maria. He married when he was in Rota, Spain later and left the navy d.1999 at age 59 with liver cancer 

CDR William V. Fleitz 5304 Macomb Ct Woodbridge, VA 22193 b.10/4/1929; d.9/1/2006; preceded in death by his first wife, Claire Fleitz; one sister Mary Jackson; and one brother James Fleitz. He is survived by his wife Clara Thieling Fleitz; his children Colleen Sellers (John Berry), William V. Fleitz III (Lilia), Patrick Fleitz (Teresa), Ellen Ontko (John), Michelle Fleitz (Seth Milder); two stepchildren Heather Townley and Laura Mugnolo (Craig); five granchildren Robert Fleitz, Claire Fleitz, Carl Fleitz, Dennis Fleitz, and William V. Fleitz IV; three stepgrandchildren B.J. Townley, Lydia Mugnolo, and Morgan Mugnolo

Thomas H. Flentje Mishicot, WI ATAN Boxer 1953 b.5/2/34; d.7/14/02

Leo H. Fletcher AMAN Wright 1951 b.5/23/1931; d.10/19/87 Sacramento, CA; father same name in N Kingstown, RI b.10/20/14; d./1/21/97

John W. Fluke ATC to ENS 1960 Independence 1959-60; b.7/3/31; d.3/21/01 Kissimmee, FL Commissioned at the same time as Ed Harmon and sworn in by Captain J. C. Lawrence  

Robert T. Fogle AM3 1952 b.6/24/30; d.12/31/08 Casa Grande, AZ bur Abraham Lincoln Cem Elwood, IL; Helen Marie (Benson) Fogle; Sons: Robert, Charles, William, Timothy; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren

LCDR Robert Leroy Foltz O-in-C Forrestal 1964 Became VAW-123 b.5/10/25 Decorah, IA; d.8/14/2001 Denver; Annalee Foltz b.1925; d.2010

Charles Buford Fondaw 2324 Park Dr Paducah, KY 42001 270-441-7678 AD1 1951-1954 Midway 1952 b.2/9/1923; d.1/27/77; Patsy R. b.1931

Albert Paul Fontaine ADC 9824 Hermosillo Dr New Port Richey, FL 34655-1297 727-376-6098 Essex 1958; b.1921; d.3/7/2013; Ida K; Dtr: Yetta M. Fontaine-Miller Lake Shore Blvd Jacksonville, FL 

CDR Eugene R. Forsht 70 Stone Ridge Dr East Greenwich, RI 02818-1612 LCDR 1953-5 Maintenance officer; Joined the navy as seaman in 1937; Last duty was with C-130s in Antarctica; WWII served on Ticonderoga with Hellcat squadrons WWII Victory MedalU.S. Antarctic Expedition Medal d.8/15/2006; Ida R

Orville L. Forbes AM3 VC-12 1952-4 4 b.2/14/1930 Maxwell, NE; d.5/3/2003 San Diego

Bobby Spencer Forester ADAN 1953 b.1/1/33; d.12/5/79 Fort Lauderdale, FL

Carl A. Formagioni ACMM 69 Glenview Dr Bristol, CT 06010-3048 860-582-3897 ADC line chief 1950 b.6/28/16; d.10/15/08; Laura Mae b.6/14/19; d.10/19/93 both bur Hartford, CT

Robert K. Forsgren AM3 1953 b.12/2/31; d.10/8/95 Forest Park, IL

CDR William Drummond Forsyth LT(jg) USN 1310 Saipan 1950 USNA 1946 b.7/3/23; d.9/15/83 Buffalo, NY

Tyrus R. Fortney ADC 1953 6/24/1929; d.12/86 Ypsilanti, MI

Paul Morris Foster AE1 Hornet 1955; b.8/9/24; d.8/10/98 in San Diego; Bur in NM. He had been in the squadron of The Truculent Turtle (P2V) when it flew from Perth, Australia to NAS Port Columbus Ohio Sept 29, 1946. Pilot CDR Tom Davies, CDR Gene Rankin, CDR Walter R. Reid, LCDR Roy Tabeling; Marilyn

An educator for 35 years including teaching at Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach. He was a WWII Navy Veteran and served in the Pacific Theatre. Survived by wife Marilyn, 7 children including, William James Foster, Joseph Michael O'Neil, Kelli Anne O'Neil, all of San Diego, 3 "adopted" sons, Greg Leigh, Bill Carlton both of Chula Vista & Tom Martell of Scottsdale, AZ., 4 sisters, Billie June Farrar, of San Diego, Jacqueline (De) Weinandt, of West Hills, CA., Barbara Frazier of Spring Valley, Inez Foster of La Mesa

Roland Frederick Foster ADAN 1954 b.10/2/37; d.2/20/02 Richmond, ME

Hugh Baxter Fowler b.6/4/28; d.2/10/05 Corpus Christi, TX AD2 Essex 1960, Forrestal ‘61; Anna Rita Fowler 3922 W River Dr Corpus Christi, TX 78410-5725 361-387-2475

Robert John Fox Forrestal 1961 b.8/21//1942 Pittsburgh; d.7/12/81 Charlotte, NC; Cecelia Ann (Waydo)  

Donald G. Foxworth 1029 Balsam Dr Lexington, KY 40504-3242 859-278-7729 APR 1957 Saratoga b.6/22/38; d.3/29/06; Son: Gary Foxworth, who lives across the street & is public relations coordinator for UKY football: fxworth@pop.uky.edu)

Salvatore A. Fragiglio 71 Cuba Av Staten Island, NY 10306-4907 AE3 America 1966-7; b.9/14/45; d.2/15/93; Josephine A

Eugene J. "Fragile" Fraley Valley Forge 1958 AMS2 b.11/15/1936; d.3/20/04 St Clair, MI 

Fred A. Frame 51 Montclair Dr Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1626 618-397-7697 AT2 Coral Sea 1955 Later US Steel; d.11/2004;  Son, David, dnframe@peaknet.net My father had been diagnosed with cancer in early November of 2003 He had a bit of a remission up until early November of this year when it really came back with a vengeance As a result he became a HOSPICE patient and d.11/24/04, just a few days after receiving your letter

James H. Francis 2644 Grande Camino Walnut Creek, CA 94598-3509 925-946-9640 SN 1953; b.9/21/1936; d.9/30/01 Missouri; m.Mary Lou (Sullivan) 1963 in San Francisco

Raymond Earl Francis 1437 Manorway St Tyler, TX 75702 b.8/23/1937; d.12/7/09 Tyler, TX AZ2 America 1966-7; Delois b.1933

Henry P. (Squeak) Frandsen 7436 Somerset Rd Knoxville, TN 37909 865-693-1094 phfut@att.net LT(jg) 1953-1956 Randolph 1954-5 Math professor U. Tenn d.9/6//2012 Cancer; Jean; Children: Peter, Karen, Wendy

Henry M. Frank AT1 Wasp 1966 b.11/16/29; d.2/7/97 Virginia Beach, VA; Betty J. Frank 533 River Reach Virginia Beach, VA 23452-8014 757-631-1874

Lauren L. Frazier AMS2 Essex 1966 b.3/21/35; d.5/13/96; Beverly B. b.1940 14105 Willow Grove Ct Louisville, KY 40245 502-245-3687

William G. Freeborn 855 Anthony Rd Portsmouth, RI 02871-5633 401-683-9173; AD2 VC-12 1950 Tarawa 1951 b.10/29/1925 Fall River, MA; d.2001 Carolina North Kingstown

 Daniel Wayne Frentz 1300 Alstott Rd Howell, MI 48843-7816 SN 1954 b.4/22/1932; d.6/1995; Debra Ann (Lavigne) & Beverly Lynn (Pritchard); Children: Damian Christopher Frentz (by Debra) & Valerie Lynn (by Beverly)

Harold D. Friend AN 1950 AD3 Leyte 1952-3; b.6/30/29 OH; d.2/4/66 Los Angeles; Son: HDF, Jr 7045 N 57th Place Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-3405; Karen S. “Stevie”

LT A. (Arlin) E.W. Fritz 1951 First NFO in the squadron Bon Homme Richard 1952 Left the navy and worked for Lockheed  d.5/22/00; Widow in Bothell, WA 425-481-6947

LT(jg) Paul Robert Fruen, MD 4101 E Baseline Rd #78 Gilbert, AZ 85234 480-636-7994 NAOC 1953-5 Midway world cruise Later fertilizer business in Hatfield, MN Then medical school and practice of Pediatrics in St Paul b.1/1929; d.4/23/2006 after an MI; stepson: Christopher Kellner christopherk@kiarchitects.com; Candy

Donald Edward Fugere Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.4/13/17 Iron Mountain, MI; d.1/8/06 Madison, WI; Pauline E. Graven b.1917;  d.1986

CDR James Marion Fulcher CO VAW 124 1976-7 LCDR Pilot Forrestal 1966 1013 10th Av Toms River, NJ 08757 732-240-4916 FAX 732-286-9716; b.9/11/36; d.7/15/2000; Nora Fulcher 2nd wife

Leon F. Fulford AN 1952 b.3/30/32; d.10/30/96 Lisbon, NH; Dorothy Fulford Garys Rd Littleton, NH 03561 603-444-1075

Bertis Harold Funk AM1 Coral Sea 1955 b.11/4/1919 Saline, MO; d.2/4/2004 Redding, CA

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John F. Gabriel, III ATR2 Essex 1964 b.8/1/38; d.6/26/02 Marysville, WA (TX); Sallie Marie Gober

LCDR John William Gaches, Sr. 3850 N Cross Rd St Augustine, FL 32092 904-810-5738 (pronounces like Gracious) eagle26@bellsouth.net Lt(jg) 1951-1954 BHR 1952 b.1/21/1927 Corsicana, Texas to Daniel and Alice Gaches d.8/27/2005. attended college at the University of Florida and graduated from the US Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA; Marie

William R. Gaddy ADR2 Wasp 1966 b.4/4/1934; d.6/9/05 Montgomery, AL

George H. Gagnon AN plane captain Coral Sea 1955; Forrestal 1957; Saratoga 1958; 11 Charlestown Blvd Narragansett, RI 02882 b.6/1/26; d.12/9/96 Oak Hill, FL interred in NH

Paul E. Gagnon AD3 1953 b.9/21/32; d.10/11/01 Palm Coast, FL (Nashua, NH 03064)

George Gaguras AM3 1951 b.1/5/28; d.10/27/04 Patchogue, NY

Kenneth Eugene Gallant 275 Pleasant St Coalinga, CA 93210 PR2 Essex 1961 b.4/9/1934; d.11/1/06

LCDR James G. “Gerry” Gallagher O-in-C Essex 1966 b.3/22/1927; d.11/8/1975 Virginia (MN)

Everte D. Galligher Crescent City, FL b.1/4/1931; d.2/10/94 AO3 1952; Agnes Louise b.1932

Thomas Leroy Galuska AN Essex 1961 b.1943 (lost); Son: Thomas L. Galuska b.1986 in Henderson, NV 702-564-1156

CHRELE William J. Gamble Mindoro 1951 b.12/20/21; d.10/18/94 Sarasota, FL d/c in PA

Daniel A. Gammon SN 1952 b.10/19/33; d.3/10/01 Deer Park, NY

James W. Gann FDR 1965; CPO 1966-7; WO1 in 1968 b.11/30/33; d.6/25/06 Dixon, MO

Gary R. Gannon AMSAN Randolph 1965 b.2/24/47; d.11/13/01 Las Vegas, NV

LCDR Paul T. “Pappy” Gannon O-in-C FDR det 1950 b.1923 OK

Bruce H. Garabrant ADR3  Levittown, Long Island, NY: Ken & Karen Kaiser’s best man Forrestal 1962 b.11/3/42; d.11/10/97; Contact Bruce R. Garabrant 787 Clocks Blvd Massapequa, NY 11758 516-541-4166 b.1970

Jesus Garcia CPO Intrepid 1960

Thomas Royalton Gardner 801 S Fairview St Santa Ana, CA 92704-2571 714-835-8189 PRAN Forrestal 1964 b.1944; d.2009; Eileen P. (Murphy) Gardner b.1947, m.9/21/73 San Diego; Sons: Andrew thomas, Delbert R, Kendall C; Dtr: Jennifer J

John R. Garnand, Jr ALC FDR 1953 b.4/11/16; d.3/25/89 Marathon, TX

Louis Bailey Garrett AT2 Electronics shop 1953 b.9/29/27; d.8/30/98 Durham NC

Don G. Garver, DDS 216 John Pott Dr Williamsburg, VA 23188-6427 757-258-4525 squadron dentist 1956-8; b.4/3/32; d.8/30/05 James City, VA; Barbara

Captain Charles Ford Garrison 3rd CO 1949-1951 fm Middletown, CT b.1/13/11; d.11/10/64 Falls Church, VA   USNA 1933 bur Arlington Natl Cem

Frank A. Gasior Bon Homme Richard 1953 b.1/3/31; d.4/4/95 Coventry, RI

Raymond H. Gaster AD3 1954 b.1/25/33; d.4/23/08 Bailey, NC son: Keith & Bonnie Gaster Bailey, NC 252-235-5377  

John D. Gates 1691 Blanc Ln Cantonment, FL 32533 850-587-3522 PRC 1966 b.10/4/31; d.7/9/94 Milton, FL

George Anthony Gavaghan ADJC Forrestal 1958 ADJ1 b.1/21/27; d.8/15/97 Imperial Beach, CA; Marilyn Louise Cpl USMC b.1932; d.2009

Charles T. Gavin, Jr.  Butler, NJ 07405-1961 973-492-0621 AN Hornet 1955 b.8/6/36; d.7/30/03

Henry J. Gawron Muskegon, MI 49442 231-726-3348 b.10/10/29; d.3/11/04 ALS; Joan M

Sammy Kaye Geogianni 1011 Kay Jean Dr Valrico, FL 33594 813-654-1643 ATRAN Saratoga 1962; Det 14 b.1942; d.7/9/2010 leukemia; Faith; Son: Samuel; Dtrs: Michele Boyd, Nicole ShearerRobert C.

Gerber 21 Wentworth Ct Hamburg, NJ 07419-3200 973-827-490 ATW3 1962; b.9/43; d/12/21/2011; Susann

 Robert C. Gerber, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, with family present. Born in Tamaqua, Pa., he had lived in Frankford Township for 30 years. Mr. Gerber was a Korean War veteran, having served in the Navy. After military service, he obtained his education at Penn State and subsequently made his career as an electrical engineer for Bell Laboratories in Whippany, where he developed several components that were used in undersea security systems for the U.S. Navy. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and camping. After his retirement, he lived his dream, farming on a small scale and raising sheep and Angus cattle. He took great pleasure in his retirement life and in his behind-the-scenes support of the Sussex County Horse Show and the efforts to restore Lusscroft Farm. Devoted to his family, Mr. Gerber was predeceased by his late wife, Eleanor Lord Gerber; his parents, Olive M. and Daniel Gerber, and his brother Daniel. His is survived by his wife of 29 years, Susann; and his children, Robert S. Gerber of Budd Lake and his wife, Karin; Richard D. Gerber of Stillwater and his wife, Randi; Diane Trangone of Parsippany and her husband, Russell; and Denise Henry of Hopatcong and her husband, Joseph, as well as seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 Anthony Robert Giacalone AN Essex 1961 b.7/20/42; d.7/16/03 CA

Thomas F. Gibbons, Jr. ATC Forrestal 1961-2 b.2/6/27; d.1/1984 in Virginia d/c issued in NY

Gordon Gibbs 1015 Smithfield Lincoln, RI  02865 401-724-9695 gibbyg@cox.net AD1 1948-1957 Leyte 1949; Tarawa 1952; Randolph 1957 US Postal service b.12/6/1930; d.8/23/2005; Dtr: Lauri Prescott 10 Crescent Dr Carolina, RI 02812-1128

Arthur J. Gibson AEAN Wasp 1958; AE3 Forrestal 1961-2 26 Ontario Dr Hudson, MA 01749 978-562-8969 d.8/2005; Virginia;  Dtr: Sue Mace rsmace2@comcast.net

LCDR Charles Russell Gibson 700 S Avenue C Washington, IA 52353-1417 319-653-4210 b.7/24/29; d.7/25/03 1958 LT LDO 2205; Janice A b.1938

Thomas F. Gibson ATCA 1960 b.11/24/36; d.4/24/2004 Longs, SC

Ernest P. Gilbert 561 Village Creek Dr Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-7480 cell 401-263-0509 egilbert488@aol.com Forrestal 1957; ADR2 Saratoga 1958 Wasp 1959 Saratoga 1961 from Providence, RI; d.4/2012; Teresa

LCDR Glen Giles 155 Davidson Dr #19 Laconia, NH 03246 pilot 1958-60 Lake Champlain 1959-1963 d.6/6/05 cancer; Joy

Virgil L. Giles ADC 1949 Oriskany 1951 b.6/10/18; d.1/13/07 Indianapolis, IN bur in CT; Hazel P.; Dtrs: Judith Krueger Giles Fishers, IN & Lynda Martin  

James H. Gill, Jr. Box 213 (5527 Congress Blvd) Baton Rouge, LA 70898-213 225-926-5381 FAX squeal FDR 1964, Randolph 1965 AA-PO3 b.8/13/1944; d.7/27/2003 Nevada

CAPT Charles Rodgers Gillespie LT(jg) 1953-5 Bennington det 1954 & 1955; survived the fire on the Bennington June 1, 1954 by being on duty on the bridge; Bunkroom incinerated; Later returned POW from Hanoi Hilton; b.2/24/29; died in crash of target towing Mitsubishi near San Diego while working as a contract pilot for the navy 2/28/89 USNA 1951; Helen

Robert C. Gillespie AT3 1953 b.1/1/32; d.1/3/02 Chicago

James Leslie “Gill” Gilliland AM3 b.3/31/26 Gordo, AL; d.11/20/93 Pensacola; Edith

He was a native of Gordo, Ala., and had resided in Pensacola for the past 28 years after retiring from the US Navy. He served his country during WW II and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Gilliland later worked for and retired from the Escambia County School Board.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Gilliland of Pensacola; a daughter, Edna C. Kirksey of Pensacola; his mother, Mary Emma Gilliland of Gordo; five brothers, George Gilliland, Therman Gilliland and Dennis Gilliland, all of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Roscoe Gilliland of Gordo and Dan Gilliland of Columbus, Miss.; three sisters, Irma Quaries of Tuscaloosa, Jearidine Carver, and Opallene Elmore, both of Gordo, four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren 

Richard E. Gilliland, Jr. 2655 Ben Joyce Rd Kernersville, NC 27284 AN Forrestal 1964, Saratoga 1966 b.1/3/46; d.4/30/2006; Virginia

Gerard F. Gilroy AL1 Leyte 1951 b.1/14/24; d.8/1982 Rumford, RI

Robert J. Gingras VC-12 1948-50 plankowner b.11/1/26; d.8/28/2000

Leroy Henry Girompiny Intrepid 1955 b.3/1/22; d.8/27/96 Barstow, CA

Billie Gene Givens Jackson, TN ATRAN Essex 1964, ATR3 Randolph 1966; b.1944; d.2005; Virginia M.; Children: Mark D. & Sara Marjorie

Doyle N. Glass 4700 Calendula Av Middleburg, FL 32068-5410 904-282-3594 b.7/14/1929; d.11/25/10 AD2 Independence 1960-1; Barbara P

 Jimmy Gleerup AT2 Oriskany 1951; b.2/29; d.7/1985 Los Angeles

William E. Gleerup Oriskany 1951 b.2/18/31; d.9/3/94 Big Bear City, CA brothers

Edward J. Glennon CPO b.3/1/28; d.4/14/2012; Marguerite (Groves); Sons: Edward J. III Eugene, OR & Jeffrey Gales Ferry, CT 

GALES FERRY – Edward J. Glennon, 84, died Saturday at L & M Hospital in New London. He was born on March 1, 1928 in Boston, MA to the late Edward J and Anna (Mullen). Edward was married on Sept. 5, 1953 in Malden, MA to the late Marguerite (Groves) who predeceased him on May 18, 2001. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served honorably during WWII, Korea and Vietnam until he retired with the rate of Chief Petty Officer. Edward then served many years as a Ship Safety Superintendent at E.B. in Groton until his retirement. He enjoyed his work and animals. Ed is survived by his sons: Edward J. Glennon, III and his wife Michelle of Eugene, OR & Jeffrey of Gales Ferry, CT

Ernest W. Glover 3637 Amherst St Norfolk, VA 23513-4034 757-853-0314 AT1 Randolph 1966; b.12/30/37; d.7/1/01; Evelyn

Frank E. Glover ADRCA 11201 El Mirage Dr El Mirage, AZ Randolph 1963, Saratoga 1962-3 b.1/23/1927 d.9/14/04 or b.2/10/29; d.1/16/93 Buckingham, VA

John Ronald Goehl AN Essex 1961 b.9/15/41; d.3/1999 Illinois

Verner E. Goff, Jr. AT3 Ticonderoga 1953; Intrepid 1955 b.6/23/34; d.11/15/97 Ohio

Michael E. Golden Wichita, KS FDR 1964, Randolph 1965 b.8/17/36; d.2/8/02 career USN sailor, Gravestone in Hebrew

CDR Arthur Lloyd Goodall 6760 Elmview Dr Apt 201 Rockford, MI 49341 616-874-7682 O-in-C Saratoga 1958  b.1924; d.11/8/2011 Grand Rapids; emigrated from Canada, served in USN in WWII, did woodworking and drove school bus; Leora b.1926; d.2/1/2010; Granddaughter: Christine May (Goodwin) Deering  Belding, MI b.1966

CAPT Niles R. (Whitey) Gooding, Jr. 369 Waughs Ferry Rd Amherst, VA 24521-3251 434-946-5878 cell 434-660-1371 Duck, NC Beach cottage spring & fall LT 1954-1956 Randolph 1958; XO VA-115; CO VA-145 Swordsmen; Comnmodore Commander Training airwing 1, Meridian, MS Silver star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished flying Cross, Air Medal x9; Navy & Marine Corps Commendation medal x2 Legion of MeritDistinguished Flying Cross Tufts (magna cum laude) b.5/28/28; d.1/18/2013 pneumonia; Bonnie bons116@comcast.net

LCDR R.(n) Gordon O-in-C Midway 1955

Winfield James Gordon, Sr JOCS 1952 AD2 b.10/18/26; d.3/1/02 San Diego

LT(jg) Douglas Keith Goss Bennington 1956 b.2/6/34; d.12/4/02 Denver, CO  attorney; former wife: Georgia B. Goss fm Bangor, ME d.8/08; Dtr: Kristin A. Goss 26 S Abington St Arlington, VA 22204 kagoss@aol.com; Son: David Goss dgoss@essexinvest.com

 Douglas Keith Goss was born in Grand Junction on February 6, 1934 to Morgan Stuart and Rose (Pritchard) Goss.
Mr. Goss received a B.S. in Business Management from University of Colorado in 1960 and a J.D. from University of Michigan in 1963. He was admitted to the Colorado Bar in September of 1963 and practiced law until the day he died.
Mr. Goss served in the Navy from 1953-1958 as a carrier pilot, and saw the world - Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, and many other places. He flew a radar plane that tracked the Chinese response to American sorties in their air space. He nearly perished a couple of times; once when his engine stalled and another when an Air Force plane nearly collided with his plane. After leaving active duty, Mr. Goss entered naval intelligence as a reserve officer.
Mr. Goss had a strong faith in God, and followed the Lord's mandates of unselfish love and truth to self and others. He was a charitable, generous man and active in the community. He served 22 years on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Skating Club, serving as vice-president for six consecutive terms from 1980-1986, and as president for the 1986-1987 term. Prior to 1980, he was president of the Alpine Skating Club, and was instrumental in the organization of the Mile High Figure Skating Association, serving on its Board of Directors as well. He was also active in the Colorado branch of the National Kidney Foundation.
Mr. Goss is survived by his former wife, Georgia Goss, of Bangor, Maine; his daughter, Kristin Goss, and son-in-law, Grant Williams, of Arlington, Virginia; his son, David, and daughter-in-law, Heather, and their children, Kaela Rose Goss and Brenna Eileen Goss, of Clarendon Hills, Illinois; his brother William Goss and sister-in-law Wanda Goss, of Grand Junction; his brother Richard Goss and sister-in-law Shirley Goss, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; his sister Zeta Graham, of Gunnison, Colorado; and his sister Betty Shearer and brother-in-law Jack Shearer of Glendive, Montana.

Darrell Anthony Goth Appleton City, (Germantown) MO AN Essex 1966 b.8/26/48; d.3/26/1990

Howard Gould b.7/15/16; d.6/3/97 Arkport, NY

Anthony J. Graczyuk AA 1954 b.4/14/1936; d.4/1987

Lexfred D. Graham ADC 1951 b.3/2/16; d.4/6/98 Camarillo, CA

Henry A. Grams AE1 Forrestal 1961 b.11/18/1938; d.5/1981 WI

Charles J. Granderson SD2 Hornet 1955; Wasp 1958 b.8/3/21; d.2/13/96 Annapolis, MD

Daniel Clayton Grant 4149 Nicholas Mews Salisbury, MD 21804-2536 410-742-0588 LT(jg) Enterprise 1964; Essex 1964; Forrestal 1962-3 b.12/31/1937; d.10/16/05 U. Delaware; Elizabeth M

William A. (Bill) Grant Dayton, OH Tarawa 1953 b.9/4/1929; d.2/8/2003 Gomer, OH

LT(jg) Frank Grantham (Skull)) LDO Lake Champlain 1961 radar specialist 4675 Folsom Dr Beaumont, TX 77706 409-892-1562 was San Diego aviation navy per wife at glen_d_anderson@msn.com radar person on carrier in 1955 She insists he was not us I bet she’s wrong and he was us

Alex G. Grappe ADAN Oriskany 1951; FDR 1952 & 3 b.1930 Louisiana; Sister: Mildred “Millie” A. 4318 Ferncliff Av Midland, TX 79707 432-689-4409

Kenneth W. Gray ATCM (E-8) ATR2 Essex 1967 b.4/3/40; d.8/6/03 Conroe, TX

CDR Rollin E. “Red” Gray 2982 E Glengarry Rd Memphis, TN 38128 901-358-6421 redogray@highstream.net LCDR O-in-C FDR 1951-3; O-in-C Wasp 1953 b.7/7/21; d.1/16/06; Peggy

Joseph J. Grech 1613 Sunnybrook Ct Columbia, SC 29212 803-781-1902 b.12/4/36; d.6/26/1985; Dtr: Janeece Renegar Grech 1125 Sanset Pl Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 843-216-6138 843-971-5380  b.1960

Michael A. “Mike” Greco AM2 Long Island, NY Midway 1952 AE1 b.6/12/25; d.11/30/82 bur Calverton Natl Cem

Clyde M. Green AD3 1953 b.9/10/31; d.12/25/2002 Cheyenne, OK

Edward Jesse Green AMS 1993 Leeward Dr Deltona, FL 32738-6605 Lake Champ 1958, Intrepid 1959-60, & Saratoga 1960 b.11/25/38; d.6/3/2010; Patricia E

Ellis Green AT1 Northbrook, IL 1952 Ditched with ENS Matthews b.11/16/28; d.10/1/77

Jackie L. Green (Jack) AT3 Essex 1958 b.4/25/37; d.6/93 St Marys, GA

Samuel S. Greenberg Delray Beach, FL 33484-5070 561-496-0773 b.9/30/26; d.3/86 AMAN 1953; Sheryl L. Greenberg 434 Piedmont J Delray Beach, FL 33484-5070 561-496-0772 c Barbara S. Shmerelson

LT William F. Greene 1953-5 15 Orlando Av Pittsfield, MA b.9/15/27; d.4/20/98 & son same name/address b.11/53

Lyle R. Greenman Leyte 1950-1 b.3/9/29; d.8/4/00 in Sebring, FL issued d/c in NY

CDR Joseph Pius Gregonis b.8/13/22; d.8/26/96; Widow: 7456 Klondike Rd Pensacola, FL 32526-4319 850-944-0624; family: 6148 Evans Valley Loop Rd NE Silverton, OR 97381 503-873-4582 Randolph 1958

Eugene Bruce Gregory 11364 Evans Trl Beltsville, MD 20705 301-937-1961 & Lake Worth, FL AE1 1951 b.1928 Raleigh, NC; d.2012; m. 1948 Ruby Lee (Liles) b.7/1/1932; d.11/28/55 VaBch, VA

Normand H. Grenier Woonsocket, RI b.10/7/26; d.9/4/83 maybe

Clair Vernon Grieve AT1 Independence 1962 b.8/28/23; d.7/1978 Orange Park, FL

Robert G. Griggs b.9/6/34; d.3/81 AA 1952

George Grigoras Midway 1952 b.2/2/30; d.10/10/09 Chicago

Robert R. Grigsby, III AMS3 Randolph 1965 & 1966 b.9/2/44; d.5/3/06 family farm Springfield, IL; Son: Robert R. IV 6337 Flourville Rd Gray, TN 37615 423-610-0924 roboc@comcast.net 

LT(jg) John J. Grimes Coral Sea 1956 b.3/5/33; d.7/26/87 interred in Pound Ridge, NY; Claire

Thomas J. Grimes AT3 1953 b.2/24/33; d.6/14/88 Wimberley, TX

Marvin R. Grimstead Norfolk, VA & Moyoc, NC AD3 FDR 1951 & 3 b.11/2/30; d.12/1987; Blandina A; Son: Timothy L. Grimstead 120 Dolphin St Moyoc, NC 27958-9392 252-232-2070 b.1978; Rachal N

Frank Grogan ATC 1952 b.8/9/21; d.4/27/2001 Dallas, GA

James E. Grogan 162 Quail Ridge Dr Mooresville, NC 28117 704-663-5449 AD3 1953 Ticonderoga; 1953 Lake Champlain 1954 b.11/28/27; d.12/15/2006; Dorothy

Kenneth J. Groncki 5138 Beck Ln Scottsdale, AZ 602—923-1936 fm 26710 Hass St Dearborn Heights, MI b.2/28/45; d.3/3/2013 Saratoga 1964-5; Charlotte b.1948; Dtr: Deanna b.1969

Robert F. Grover AT3 1954 b.9/16/33; d.9/4/1999 Huntsville, TX

Joseph P. Guarnera AN 1952 b.3/9/33; d.5/5/2010 Kannapolis, NC

Francis E. "Jerry" Guillemin 57 Young St East Hampton, CT 06424-1843 860-267-9976 AM2 FDR 1953; Lake Champlain 1954-5 Hip surgery 2/05; b.5/22/33; d.5/13/2010 dementia; Frances M. (Price) Guillemin

 He was born May 22, 1933 in North Haledon, NJ to the late Francis Michael and Lillian Marie (Howard) Guillemin. He would have celebrated his seventy-seventh birthday during the week following his death.

He graduated from Hawthorne HS, NJ, in 1951, before enlisting in the US Navy in early 1952. His major duty stations were aboard the aircraft carriers, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, and USS Lake Champlain, as well as the Quonset Point RI Naval Air Station. After his Honorable discharge, he worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford, in Experimental Sheet Metal and Pattern Shop. He retired from P&W in October 1992.
"Jerry" is survived by his wife of over fifty-four years, Frances M. (Price) Guillemin. He leaves two children and their spouses, daughter Kimberly Ann and Helmut Hanelt of South Glastonbury, and Kyle Martin and Kimberly (Bergeron) of East Hampton. His four beloved grandchildren will forever miss their Grampa- Alexander Francis Hanelt of South Glastonbury, and Joshua Albert, Jacqueline Ann, and Josephine Annette Guillemin of East Hampton. He is survived by a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gayle and John Babitz of Wayne, NJ, and two sisters-in-law, Carole Guillemin of VA, and Carole Price of FL. He leaves three aunts, one uncle, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother Roy W. Guillemin, and an infant grandson Erich Michael Hanelt
 

LT Stephen Gumber 1952 b.5/26/1919; d.1/1987 Columbus, OH; Phyllis M. Gumber b.9/28/24; d.2/1994

He lived around Cleveland. I hitched a ride to Cleveland with him one time in the winter in a TBM. He ran a tank dry over the mountains of PA and laughed about it. I almost went out the hatch, due to his reputation. (I had read the accident report) At one time prior to that trip, he had taken 3 passengers from Quonset, back to Ohio and on the way back to Q he had bailed out over the Mountains in PA. The plane had crashed (good landing) but all 3 crew were killed from massive skull fractures inflicted by practice bombs coming forward from rear bulkhead in radio compartment. Gumber claimed he had told them to bail out.

Donald A. Gustus ATAN 1951 b.8/21/31; d.5/1980 age 48 San Jose, CA; Son: Donald A. Gustus, Jr 2303 Arney St Lincolnton, NC 28092-4002 704-732-7184 b.1958

Virgil (n) Guy AMS1 Essex 1960 AMS3 b.4/19/29; d.5/28/97 San Diego bur in MS

 

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Edward W. Haas 8492 15th Ct Coral Springs, FL 33071-6214 AT3 1957 b.1/19/31; d.1/30/2007; Robbie A. (Robina) b.1942

Virgil Lee Hackett Red Lick, TX b.10/19/1946; d.4/3/2012 AM3 America 1967 VAW-122 only; Deborah S. b.1952 “Debbie” 3704 FM 2184 Texarkana, TX 75503 903-832-2824

Lester (Les) F. Hackmann AM3 775 Coeur de Ville Rd St Louis, MO 314-434-8825 b.2/26/32; d.2/5/1980 Miami age of 47. He served in VC-12 from 1953-1955 and was part of a detachment to the USS Midway; Son, Paul in contact with Dr. Bernard Luke; He's going thru several boxes of photos that Les had made; Paul had been a Naval Officer but never in VC-12

Robert L. Hadding, Sr 133 Hollis Ln Wilmington, NC 28409 910-397-0044 b.10/1940 AE3 America 1966-7 b.10/6/1940; d.2/21/2011; Debra Ann b.1951

LT John R. Hafer Coral Sea 1953 b.1/25/22; d.8/19/2000 Anchorage, AK (Not known to John R. “Dick’ Hafer b.1927 Northridge, CA)

George R. Haggard Morgantown, IN Essex 1961 b.9/30/43; d.7/24/02; Frances 812-597-4289; son: same name also Morgantown AN 

Raymond V. Haglund ADRC 131 Cedar Ave East Greenwich, RI 02818-3170 401-884-1641 AD1 1951-5 USS Mindoro, 1951, Valley Forge 1952, Tarawa round the world 1953-4; Appendectomy 1982; AAA 1995, Triple bypass 1996 ; b.6/11/23; d.8/29/08 Caribou, ME; ;Beatrice L

 Clayton E. Hahn ADRC Sara 1961 ADR1; Essex 1962 ADR2 Forrestal 62 b.3/23/32; d.10/6/01 Cocoa, FL

Charles W. Haigh AO2 ADR3 Wasp 1958; Forrestal 1961 b.5/2/1937; d.12/30/1991 Philadelphia

George Kenneth Haines ADR1 AD2 Wasp 1959-60-61 b.4/6/34; d.11/22/2001 Riverside, CA esophageal cancer; Ann 29282 Knoll Ct Sun City, CA 951-301-0071

Charles L. Hall AN 1953 b.5/21/35; d.4/14/2003 Memphis

Fenton H. Hall AK3 Oriskany 1951, Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.2/3/30; d.5/9/91 Eau Clair, Wisconsin; Irene E. Hall b.1926; d.1992

LCDR Frank Sumner Hall, Jr. From Sergeant Bluff, Iowa LT O-in-C Forrestal O-in-C 1961. Left in mid-cruise with health problem; d.7/27/94 Dalhart, TX

LT(jg) Norton Mattocks Hall 3630 6th Av #517 San Diego, CA 92103-4382 1956 Air intelligence/radar operator; AI on Randolph 1957; b.2/5/35; d.2/20/2008 MI & emphysema bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem; Patricia Dick

Thurston Virgil Hall ADR2 Independence 1961 337 Oak Cir Boise, ID 83713 Moved from Chula Vista, CA cancer d.12/13/06; Rita

CAPT Samuel N. Hallmark 10565 Scripps Trl San Diego, CA 92131 858-695-1934 Independence 1961-2 Later VAW-11 Then KC-121 and F4’s; b.2/5/1935; d.10/2010 bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem; Paula

Captain Samuel Neil Hallmark passed away peacefully on August 10, 2010. He was born on August 31, 1934 in Fort Smith, Ark. to C.N. and Erma Elder Hallmark. In 1954 he married the love of his life Paula Williams. At age 17 he joined the Navy and built a distinguished and honored career. He had four tours in Vietnam, flew in F-4 Phantom jets, had four commands and retired after 33 years of service. He enjoyed flying, sailing, reading, and music. Despite all his amazing accomplishments he was the most humble person one could meet. He had a kind and loving soul and a grin that will truly be missed. He is survived by his wife, Paula; daughter, Katrina Ogman; son, Samuel and wife Debbie; son, Michael and wife Angela; grandchildren, Sean, Michelle, Rachel, Stephanie, Chaz and Mitchell; sisters, Betty Berry, Julia Taylor; brother, Bill; and mother-in-law, Helen Williams.
 

CDR William Robert Hamaker 7801 Point Meadows Dr #8104 Jacksonville, FL 32256-9172 904-996-9556 LCDR O-in-C Randolph 1960; USNA 1944 b.1921; d.1/26/13; Doris E. b.1921 woman Air Force Service pilot; Son: Jeffrey R.; Dtr: Muriel B. (Shay) Wilson

HAMAKER William R. Hamaker, 92 of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2013, surrounded by his family including his devoted wife of 69 years, Doris Jean Hamaker, a brother John Hamaker 94 of Laguna Nigal, California and by his four children: Holly Craven, Judy Henderson, Bonnie Tripoli (Greg) and Jeff Hamaker, as well as grandchildren Ben Tripoli, Ted Tripoli, Brianna Tripoli, Ivy Porpotage, Lacey Hartnett, Brent Craven (Kristy), Blair Craven (Nena), and Elizabeth Craven. He is also survived by his great grandsons Ryan and Daniel Hartnett, Brennan Craven, Gavin Fulton, and Jacob Craven. He was preceded in death by his son Gregory Hamaker. Mr. Hamaker had lived with Congestive Heart Disease and Alzheimer s disease for many years. Born in Mendon, Michigan in 1920, he had a remarkable career as a Naval Officer and Aviator, and recently told his family that he enjoyed a wonderful life in the Navy. Among his most memorable assignments were a NROTC teaching assignment at Purdue University, two duty assignments to Italy including the American Embassy in Rome and NATO in Naples, and attendance at the US Army War College. Also, he was aboard the USS Princeton when it was attacked and sunk in the battle of Leyte Gulf during WWII. After his retirement from the Navy in 1967, he moved his family to Jacksonville, Florida and extended his working life as a Stockbroker, Math Teacher, and School Administrator. Mr. Hamaker graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, class of 1944 with a degree in Naval Engineering. Along the way, he attended the U.S. Army War College and earned two Master Degrees, one from George Washington University in International Affairs and one in Education from University of North Florida.

Henry Hamalainen b.1926 Downers Grove, IL

Donald Hamilton Atlanta, GA pilot Coral Sea 1951; later flew A3Ds d.1971 cancer; Laverne D. Hamilton 1075 Graystone Crossing Alpharetta, GA 30005-7435 770-664-4341

Arnold E. Hamm 209 Starboard Av Rockport, TX 78382 361-727-0843 AT2-P1 Essex 1958-60; b.1/21/1930; d.7/10/2006; Elsie 1401 Smokehouse Rd Rockport, TX 78382-7260 c Rick & Vicky

Kenneth B. Hammerle YNSN 1954  Quincy, MA; Carmella D. 248 Adams St Quincy, MA 02169 617-472-5713 b.1/16/34; d.3/12/2006

Dwayne O. “Gus” Hammond Forrestal 1958 from Milbank, SD; Also Lead & Deadwood, SD; b.7/30/43; d.1/27/08 Beemer, NE

Thomas James Hammond Boston, MA AN 1952 b.2/26/32; d.1/31/88

William H. Hammons, Jr DKSN 1954 Fort Myers, FL b.8/14/32; d.6/26/09 Venice, FL; JoSetta

James E. Hampton ENS Essex 1966 killed 1/1/1990 in a jeep accident at Big Bear, CA; Marianne (since remarried)

Thomas J. Hanahue 26 Willard St Binghamton, NY 13904-1115 607-723-1627 AE1 1955-1958 Intrepid 1956 b.11/2/36; d.12/20/10; Joan Marie Hanahue 669 Andover Cir Winter Springs, FL 32708-6112 407-359-2759 b.1937; Son: Cody Hanahue

Jack H. Hancock ATC 218 N Hayden Dr Escondido, CA 92027 760-746-4989; AT1 Leyte 1950-1; b.1927 Ponca City, OK; d.9/1/99 Escondido, CA; Carolyn

Leonard Roy Haney AM1 1951 b.9/27/1897 Gainesville, TX; d.2/13/72 Grayson CO, TX; Mary Alice b.1898; d.1976

LT George Hanfman b.2/27/1914; d.7/15/1978 Pensacola, Florida  per D/c issued in RI; Barbara, George's wife, died in 2000. One sister still lives in RI, and there is a brother, Paul, still among the living. George and Barbara had four or five children; Richard George Hanfman 249 College St Milton, FL 32571 850-994-0693 kizmah@aol.com

Richard K. Hanlin ADAN 1953 b.11/28/35; d.2/68

LT John P. (Jack) Hannigan Oriskany 1951; FDR 1951 & 1953 b.1/29/13; d.8/27/03 Dunedin, FL

Rich T. Hansel ADC Bennington 1953 b.10/20/19; d.9/7/1997 San Antonio

Carl W. Hansen SN 1951 b.6/13/34; d.4/13/98 Shiller Park, IL

Howard M. Hansen AMC AMH1 Saratoga 1963 Essex 1963; AMC det 42 1965 b.2/27/40; d.1/31/08 Davenport, IA

Wm E. Hanson 8317 Norristown Dr Norfolk, VA 23518 Enterprise 1961; Randolph 1963 AT1 b.11/25/37; d.10/2/05; Joan

Thomas B. Hardiman ADAA 1953 b.5/25/35; d.7/1979 Bronx, NY

Marvin E. Hardin, Jr. AKAN Forrestal 1966-7 b.6/15/40; d.6/25/01 Fort Smith, AR 

Michael Garel Hardwick Master Chief in VAW-12 1961 b.8/29/17 IL; d.12/2/2000 Santa Rosa, CA; Ann L. (Morelli) Hardwick b.8/6/17; d.9/30/2000                                                                      

Harold L. Hardy Lake City, FL AMHC America 1961 b.10/24/1926 in Plant City, Florida d.8/22/2009; Clarice M. Hardy; one brother: James E. Hardy; Mr. Hardy volunteered for military service at the age of 17 by joining the Navy during WWII and served in the South Pacific Theater; two sons: Clyde and Wayne (Sarah) Hardy, one daughter: Susan Lehn

J.E. Hardy AC3 1962 b.10/12/41; d.2/15/94 Wyoming, IL 61499

ENS Ralph H. (Rip) Hardy FDR 1961; Essex 1964; Saratoga 1964 Prior 15 yrs as enlisted b.2/11/25 New Hanover, NC; d.7/10/95 Middleburg, FL

Vernon Harold Hardy ATCS Hornet 1955 b.5/30/26; d.10/18/1987 New Mexico bur Arlington Natl Cem

Kenneth R. Harkins Leading chief FDR 1964 b.2/8/1936; d.10/19/02 Waxahachie, TX

William C. Harmon NC b.12/15/41; d.9/14/71 age 30 Barbara Ann Baird Harmon b.1941; d.2013

Christian T. Harre AEC b.3/29/30; d.9/23/94 St Augustine, FL

Essex 1958, Valley Forge 1959, Randolph 1960; Palma C. Harre 225 Mayan Terr Saint Augustine, FL 32080

LT(jg) Edgar Carson Harrell 7007 N Delaware St Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-652-8298 cell 301-980-4203 NAOC LT(jg) 1956-8 Bennington; Saratoga 1957; Penn State; Edgar C. Harrell & Associates Agency for International Development; b.3/21/31; d.1/6/2010 Seffner, FL; Paula C

LT(jg) Joseph W.Joe” Harrell NFO 1966 became pilot later; b.3/21/42; d.8/17/06 Jacksonville (friend of Bill Bownas)

Edward K. Harris AL2 1950 b.1/17/25; d.10/1/1987 Saint James City, FL d/c MD

Leo P. Harris CPO 1354 Gilbert Stuart Rd Saunderstown, RI 02874 On McQuesten's flight 12/27/57 b.2/15/1920; d.10/29/05 Quoted in the Westerly newspaper in Nov 2002 ; Wasp 1958; Daughter: Cecelia narrbasenji@aol.com

I am so sorry to have to tell you that my Dad passed away 10/29/2005. He was my best friend, so I guess I have been in denial for a while. He fell in the house while my Mom was helping him to his chair in the family room. He hit his head on the hardwood floor.  He was taking coumadin, so his brain began to bleed. He went through surgery that evening and came out of it well, but I guess he was sick and tired of living his life in the body that he had. He lingered on for nine days. First he got pneumonia, then his body stopped digesting the liquid food they were giving him, then his kidneys began to fail, then he got septic. I feel so bad that I told them to do the operation. I have such a hole in me, I can't stop crying for my loss. I talk about his naval career with my Mom, his wife for 61 years. I am so proud of him. I told him all the time, but not for the Navy. He also taught me to love nature, the animals, and the miracles of growing corn in a circle. He was quite a busy person all his life, even though he looked like he was just reading a book. He was a student of the Civil War until the end. My Dad was one of nine children, 8 boys and 1 girl.  He married and had six children, 5 girls and 1 boy. When he went to the commissary he always bought a lot of toilet paper.  He was a great guy.  He was my Daddy-O 

Benjamin Harrison AN Saratoga 1957-8; discharged c medical problem b.9/25/37; d.9/10/97 San Francisco; d/c in NY

Harvey Hugh James Harrison, Jr Dunbar, WV AMH3 1956-8 (hurt in taxi accident aboard Intrepid—taxied onto a down elevator from the flight deck 2/8/56 (Picture available at Able Dogs set 22; died of complications) AA in 1954 b.1936; d.4/2/1957; m.1955 Edith Guycell Holliday Harrison 408 Abney St St Albans, WV 25177-3140 304-727-8615

John P. Harrison, Jr AA Coral Sea 1955 b.10/23/36; d.6/26/2000 McKeesport, PA

Robert L. Harrison Houston, TX YN3 Hornet 1955 b.11/3/1935; d.2/17/1982 bur Houston Natl Cem

CDR Robert L. Harshberger 1217 Alameda Blvd Coronado, CA 92118 619-435-6042 LCDR Independence 1966-7; VAW-124; CO VAW-112 1974-5; d.9/8/2013; Claudette

William F. (Bill) Hartman AN fm WV Forrestal 1957-8-9; Saratoga 1957 & 59; Later to Valley Forge 1959; 500 Boyds School Rd #304 Gettysburg, PA 17325-8075 717-334-6544 b.12/3/37; d.11/7/2007

Richard E. Hartney 2613 North 11th St Ocean Springs, MS 39564-8364 228-447-4894 ACTS Plankowner in the squadron commissioned VC-12 at Norfolk in 1948; President & CEO of Erin Green & Associates, an internet marketing/consulting firm b.12/9/26; d.5/1/2010 in Ocean Springs                                                                                Son: Richard E. Hartney, II b.2/13/46; d.10/7/2001; Grandson: Anthony Hartney –same address

James F. Hartzell 42700 Colchester St Clinton Twnshp, MI 48063-3183 VC-12 1952-4 b.8/29/31; d.3/20/07 Macomb, MI

George E. Harvey ADCA Essex 1960 b.9/13/24; d.8/16/90 Providence or b.7/31/15; d.12/1/96 Wakefield, RI

CAPT James Henry Harvey, Jr. LCDR Intrepid “Strikeback” 1957 & 1958; To have led the Independence det of 1960-1 but was taken ill; b.4/21/21; d.12/8/98 in PNS D/c issued in RI; Was professor Univ. West Florida in Pensacola

Ken Hasek (John Love’s friend) had a house on Cape Cod; Pat                                                         Kenneth G. Hasek 1/8/25; 11/6/94 Cleveland, OH wife was Jean Graham Hasek b.1925

Thomas Haslinger AN 1952 b.7/25/31; d.12/19/92 Amboy, WA

Desmond V. Hatcher AEC 7007 Perke Av Jacksonville, FL 32210 904-771-7217 VC-12 in 1955 b.9/14/20; d.12/14/1984; son: same name

Mervin S. Hauge 5685 107th Av Clear Lake, MN 55319-9519 320-743-4930 AM3 Ticonderoga 1953 & 1955 b.5/11/32; d.3/19/2011; Joyce (Johnson); sons: Mitchell (terri) & Martin (Susan); Dtr: Angela (Brad Thomas)

Bobby Gene Hawkins ATAN Saratoga 1963-4 b.1947; d.2002 age 65 5 Edgemont Dr Gadsden, AL 35904; Joppa, AL; 5211 County Rd 1763 Arab, AL 35016 256-931-5774 Birmingham, AL; Linda T

J. B. Hawkins ENS Leyte 1950-1 b.9/17/27; d.12/5/78 Hayward, CA Air Medal

E. F. Hayes, Jr ADC 1952

J.D. Hayes Shellsburg, IA 50613 Ticonderoga 1955 Louisiana Univ Extension in Nacotish, LA b.1919; d.1/30/04; Ione S. Hayes b.3/27/1919; d.11/18/2012 Papillon, NE; Son: Darrell “Dean” Hayes Bellevue, NE (Judy Hornor)

Evan Bizzee Haynes ATC 1949 from Imperial Beach, CA b.11/22/21; d.12/6/82 San Diego

CDR Byron W. Hazard Wisconsin & Tulare, CA ENS NAOC Wasp 1961; Randolph 1960 b.5/21/1934; d.6/1970 San Diego

John L. Headington ATC from Gulfport, MS b.9/22/16; d.3/17/93 in Orange Park, FL, Midway VC-12 1952-3; 1955

Kenneth E. Headley 100 E Amber Dr Fairbury, IL 61739 815-692-2662 kheadley@route24.net AL2 1951-1954 Midway 1952-3; Delores Ken fell Jan 27, 2005, had skin grafting and nursing home care then had a stroke August 9, hospitalized a week and back to nursing home d.8/24/2005

Samuel B. Heaton, Jr 70 Broad St Belleplain, NJ AN Saipan 1950; died while hunting 12/4/2000; Margaret d.2002; Son: Samuel B. Heaton, III 114 Chestnut St Woodbine, NJ 02870 sheatonw@aol.com

L. M. Hebert BMC 1952

Alexander W. Hebert ATC Lake Champlain 1953; Bennington 1955 b.1916; d.2001 Fitchburg, MA

Ronnie E. (Hubert Ronald) Hedspeth Lincolnton, NC ACAN Forrestal 1962-3 b.12/11/44; d.12/26/1977 drowned while fishing at age 34. Fell out of his boat without a life jacket

LCDR (LDO) Harold Heckart ADC 1952 b.9/23/17; d.5/22/02 Norfolk; cremated, bur at sea; Christine Ruby (Boucsein) b.1924; d.2007; Son: Ernest Ward Heckart b.1936; d.1999; Nephew Harold Workman

Harold A. Hedger 1140 Stewart St DeSoto, MO 63020-1654 636-586-3565 ATAN 1955 b.7/13/1932; d.8/1/2011; Dorothy M

David A. Hegarty CPO AT3 Randolph 1956 b.1/3/37; d.7/23/02 Dallas, TX

Fredrick J. Heidmann, Sr AMSC 509 W Redwood St Edgar, WI 54426 715-352-6935 AD3 Lake Champlain 1954-5; Nancy; Son: Fredrick J. Jr & Debra 3644 County Rd M Stratford, WI 54484 715-387-0100 b.12/7/35 Athens, WI; d.8/12/2010

 married Nancy Beauchene in Warwick, RI. He retired from the navy in 1974 after 22 ½ years of dedicated service. He owned and operated Shellback Trucking, and co-owned Heidmann’s Happy Daze Bar with his brother Ron “Toby.” While living in Edgar, he was a mechanic, part-time deputy, village employee, and company manager at Badger Basket. His primary employment involved over the road truck driving. Fred enjoyed watching Nascar, scuttlebutt in the morning at the local café, and restoring and repairing all types of vehicles including 3 collector cars of his own. Fred also enjoyed talking with fellow retired shipmates – Jim, Hank, Tom and John. Family time was most important to Fred, especially Fathers day casino and boating trips and the annual Heidmann Family Reunions. Survivors include, his wife of 54 years, Nancy Heidmann, Edgar; seven children, Ruth (Perry) Dvorak, Edgar, Gail (Joe) Krause, Edgar, Donna (John) Kasmerchak, Rothschild, Cathy (John) Knetter, Edgar, Marianne (Rick) Mueller, Edgar, Brenda (Chris) Seubert, Marathon and Fred Jr. (Debbie) Heidmann, Stratford; 18 grandchildren, Mandy (Brian) Rogers, Adam Dvorak, Jennifer (Scott) Wirkus, Jessica Krause, Travis (Amber) Krause, Sarah (Travis) Strasser, Chase Kasmerchak, Amy (Josh) Young, Jacob Knetter, Mitchell (Morgan) Mueller, Matthew and Maverick Mueller, Christopher and Natasha Seubert, Vincent, Lucas, Lance and Ella Heidmann; 14 great grandchildren, Peyton, Eli, Chloe, Austin, Allison, Andrea, Tiana, Jayden, Makayla, Ethan, Aubriana, Travis Jr., Kellen and Paxton; one brother, Ronald (Jeannie) Heidmann, Edgar; one sister, Sandra (Clarence) Durr, Edgar; one brother-Athens, WI

Harold F. Heinle 2 Hayes Av Kirkwood, NY 13795 607-775-2255 b.2/31 AN 1954 FDR memory impaired b.1931; d.2012; Jacqueline V

Harold D. Heise Naperville, IL VC-12 b.2/18/31; d.2/25/2000

George J. Held ADR1 1962 b.3/6/33; d.12/21/99 Columbus, OH

Larry Lee Helms AMCM 1805 Lillian Ln Fort Mill, SC 29708-7873 803-547-4778 AMS1 1963-66 Independence 1963-4 med cruise; later VA-81; b.11/27/32; d.10/14/11; Margaret L. Massey Helms

Born in Fort Mill, Mr. Helms was a son of the late Conley Alexander Helms and Minnie Simmons Helms. He graduated from Fort Mill High School in 1950. Mr. Helms was a U.S. Navy veteran, where he retired as a Master Cheif. He was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church and the Men's Bible Class. Hr. Helms was a Master Mason and member of Catawba Lodge #56 in Fort Mill, and a former member of the Scottish Rite of Masons.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret Massey Helms; three daughters, Lisa C Klages (Robert) of Virigina Beach, Va., Judy Masters (Ron) of Fort Mill and Wanda Smith (Larry) of Fort Mill; four sisters, Peggy Steel of Edgemoore, Judy Evans of Rock Hill, Patasy Stegall of Rock Hill and Vicky Fite of Fort Mill, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Yarborough Helms (2000). 

James Earl Helsel, Jr. Saratoga 1964-5 b.11/11/41 IL; d.12/4/98 Boston Lived in Plymouth, MA; Sandra Lea Helsel

Ronald W. Hemmert 4916 Shumate Rd Meridian, MS 39305 AN Essex 1963; 1964 b.6/22/43; d.3/26/90; Patricia

Gary E. Henderson AM3 FDR 1953 married Deslaurier’s cousin from NY, b.11/4/31; d.4/31/94 Kewadin, MI

John A. Henderson AMS3 Forrestal 1962-3 AMS3 Essex 1964 b.2/17/42; d.10/11/91 VA

LT(jg) Elton Hendricks NFO Randolph 1960; Became a minister b.12/1933; d. 9/25/1974 VA; D/c issued in SC

Milton F. Henke 5110 Gull Point Rd Pensacola, FL 32504-9101 850-476-0208 AD1 Valley Forge 1958 b.5/11/24; d.3/14/03; Janice

Clifford Lemuel Henne 823 Camellia St Escondido, CA 92027-1760 760-747-5841 AD2 Wasp 1958 d. age 81 Lived with son David P

Harry P. Hensley ALC FDR 1953 b.2/21/23; d.4/30/2000 Norfolk

LT(jg) Eugene C. Hermann NFO Lake Champlain 1955-6 d.11/29/84 in VA; Father was an executive of ESSO Corp in Syracuse, NY

James J. Heron 4022 West Chester Pike Newtown Square, PA 19073-3210 610-356-4022 AT Lake Champlain 1954-5 b.8/16/1926; d.12/13/09; Bonnie (Haughey)

father of Kevin Heron, Maureen McLaughlin, Kathy Bratton (John), Linda Wills (Jay) and Tricia Lagueux (Scott)

Floyd E. Herrick, III 3009 N Winfree St Dayton, TX 77533-1551 936-258-7553 AA Forrestal 1962 b.1942; d.10/30/2000; Mallie W. Herrick

I am the widow of Floyd E Herrick.  He did serve in the Navy but I do not know the specifics. I how he was in Italy at some point, was eventually sent back to the states very ill. He was killed in an industrial accident October 30, 2000


     
Richard J. Herrmann AD3 1952 b.4/29/32; d.7/25/07 Pensacola

John L. Heveron AN Forrestal 1961 b.4/30/39; d.4/18/99 Willmar, MN; Son: John A. Heveron 7001 Lombardy Ln Minneapolis, MN 55428 763-533-1065

Russell Lee Hewitt Rocky Face, GA b.1/28/44 Chattanooga, TN; d.2/15/2013; Sue

Mr. Russell Lee Hewitt, age 69, of Rocky Face, Georgia, departed this life Friday, February 15, 2013 the Hamilton Medical Center. Russell was born January 28, 1944 in Chattanooga, TN. He was preceded in death by his mother, Polly Hewitt. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Hewitt of Rocky Face, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Kelley and Pepe Lazo, Erin and Jason Babb of Dalton, GA; special nephew and niece, Danny and Ginger Cox of Rocky Face, GA; special friend, Brand Young of Cohutta, GA; grandchildren, Ian Lazo, Emma Martin, Braydon Ray, Carley Cox, Julia Cox, and Thomas Heider.

 

John I. Hibbs Hamilton, NJ 08619-3621 AD3 1948-1952 b.9/8/29; d.2/26/99; Son: jwhibbs@optonline.net

Charles W. R. Hickin ATN 1953 b.8/17/31; d.7/26/01 Vestal, NY

Charles R. (Chuck) Hicks killed with is wife, Bonnie, by a drunk driver Father’s Day 1979 in Marietta, GA AEAN-AE3 Forrestal 1961-2

Ray G. Hicks AD3 1953 b.7/17/29; d.7/18/2000 Meeker, OK

Robert L. Hicks AN 1953 b.1934-5 b.1/24/34; d.3/25/02 Norfolk, VA

LCDR (LDO) Andrew S. Higbee, Sr. 306 E 64th St Holmes Beach, FL 34217 941-778-2157 ashsr1230@aol.com 1949-1958 Leyte 1950, Lake Champlain 1954-5; Intrepid 1956; Promoted from AN to CPO during this tour 5 Med cruises, one Korean cruise LDO commission in 1962; b.12/1/30; d.12/31/06 St Petersburg, FL

Francis H. Higgins YN3 1952 2/14/33; d.11/11/03 Manchester, TN

William C. Highsmith, Jr. 11 Birch Creek Way Garner, NC 27529 919-741-5578 LT(jg) NFO Essex 1964; d.3/21/09; Joyce C jhighsmith@discoverbeyond.com

Franklin D. Hildebrant Lantana, FL Enterprise 1962 ret CPO Yount’s friend b.10/10/33; d.8/1/05 Maggie Valley, Haywood County, NC

Roy J. Hilferty 4 Green St Hudson, MA b.5/13/1936; d.11/18/92 Wasp 1958

Edwin C. Hill 9460 Glen Cross Dr Kernersville, NC 27284-9037 336-996-3148 b.2/25/1946; d.6/18/09 Independence 1965 plane captain; Wanda Sue

CDR Lucio W. Hill 3252 Page Av Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757-481-6762 b.9/4/28; d.7/5/2000 LCDR O-in-C Forrestal 1966-7, Maintenance officer 1966. Cdr HILL was the commanding officer of VAW-123 from April 1, 1967 until about June 1968 when Ken SMITH took over the command of VAW-123. Cdr HILL was the O-in-C of Det-59 from 1966 until 1967. Cdr HILL was the first commanding officer of VAW-123

Roy B. Hill AL3 1954 b.1/15/34; d.12/20/99 FL

LCDR William E. Hill Intrepid 1958 b.10/13/23; d.12/10/92 East Greenwich, RI d/c issued in NJ; Florence T. Hill 152 Crompton Av East Greenwich, RI 02818 401-884-1011 (no match); Dtr: Theresa b.1961 was Theresa Ranuro Edgewater, NJ; now Theresa Lockhart (Robert R.) 45 W Raritan Dr Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08087 609-294-9709

David Martin Hinckley Independence 1961-2 b.6/29/39 Norwalk, OH; d.11/17/2005 Norwalk, OH; Barbara (Frith)

Junie Eugene Hines PR1 Okeechobee, FL b.5/31/1922; d.6/88 Summerville, SC Saratoga 1960-1

Rudolph E. Hines ATR3 Randolph 1965 b.4/12/47; d.5/6/03 Virginia Beach, VA

Raymond Y. Hinkel ADC BHR 1953 b.3/22/23; d.3/23/2000 Temple, PA

James H. Hitchcock AM3 1953 b.8/12/30 Colorado; d.12/26/01 North Attleboro, MA d/c in CO; Lillian Ann Boissonneault

Lawrence W. Hobbs Coral Sea 1956-7 b.4/25/36; d.9/4/07 Rockland, ME

Ronald Alan Hobbs, Sr 88 Yellowfield Blvd Elkton, MD 21921-8103 AA Saratoga 1961-2; Det 14 b.1944; d.10/28/12; Nellie; Son: RAH, Jr Colorado; Dtrs: Deeanna J. Drain b.12/72 & Brenda Carol Hobbs b.1970 Tennessee

 Ronald Alan Hobbs, Sr., 68, of Elkton, MD, departed unexpectedly on Sunday, October 28, 2012. Extraordinarily advanced medical intervention was no match for the will of God, in whose hands Ronnie now safely rests. Son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Richard and Dorothy Hobbs of Woodstown, NJ, Ronnie was born in 1944. His older siblings include Dorothy Haars of Florida, the late Richard Hobbs of Mississippi, David Hobbs of Delaware, and Beverly Hatch, whose golden heart he admired, of Virginia and Florida. He was preceded in death by his two brothers in bond, Lawrence and Carl Kirby, with whom he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He is survived by his brother-in-law Bill Pierson, in whom he holds the highest regard. Ronnie often expressed appreciation for a happy childhood with his parents, loving family and friends, and was especially fond of his grandfather, Thomas "Pop" Jones, whose musical talents have seminated through the generations; most prominently in Ronnie's own grandchildren, to whom Ronnie had become their "Pop". At age 17, Ronnie joined the United States Navy. His first duty station VAW-12 (originally ordered to the Constellation) was in Norfolk to serve on the Forrestal carrier, then NAS Key West for service during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He later transferred to Jacksonville to VA-45 attack squadron. He completed his service as a petty officer. Ronnie's career with General Motors spanned 30 years; he retired as a manager in 1997 to pursue his most rewarding career as "Mr. Mom". His passions were poetry, music, cooking, and history. Ronnie was blessed with loving children: His son, Ronald Alan Hobbs, Jr. of Colorado, whose service in the United States Navy was a source of his father's pride and admiration. His two daughters, Brenda Carol Hobbs of Tennessee and Deeanna Jennifer Drain at home; each a very unique individual in her own right, he connected emotionally an d intellectually with both his daughters, sharing their inherent love of music, experiencing their joys and their fears as parents, and depending on their vast medical backgrounds. The truest reflection of their closeness was in the sincerity of their mutual respect, tolerance, and support of each others' choices. His son in bond, Timothy James Drain of Maryland, father to his grandsons, friend to his daughter, fellow veteran, remained forever his son. Ronnie's best blessings were his 9 grandchildren, gifts. from his children. He was grateful to witness the rise to manhood of Robert James Drain, serving our country in the United States Army, and his fiance Juliet; Stephen Alexander Walker Jr, his most dependable home projects assistant and sure to find drawing; James Alan Walker, whose success is unavoidable, and his fiance Samantha McCarthy; and Cody Daniel Walker, his only ever mirror image in body and soul. He was grateful to enjoy the recent visit of two distant grandchildren, Amanda Kay Hobbs and Brendan Christopher Hobbs, and missed the opportunity to visit his two grandsons in Colorado, Lucas Issiah Hobbs and Josiah Daniel Hobbs, both of whom he longed to better know. His greatest complement came most recently from his eldest granddaughter, Amber Nicole Hobbs, whom he raised, along with Clarissa Marie Ulmer always among the headcount of grandchildren. Her recent engagement to Joshua Michael Creek, a blessing he welcomed, included her request that he perform the honor of giving her away at their wedding, an event he can now only attend in spirit, but considered his highest honor.

Van Culin Hobbs AE1 Wasp 1959; Essex 1961 AE2 Metairie, LA b.9/23/1916; d.5/7/1973 bur Port Hudson Nat Cem; Diana

James H. Hodge, Jr.  AT2 Saratoga 1963 b.6/8/45; d.1/25/02; Joell M 107 Austin Ln Chesterfield, SC 29709 843-623-6393

LT George P. Hodges O-in-C Essex 1961 from VF 41 “Black Aces” in F4U at Oceana; Lake Champlain VAW-33 1962-3 from Providence, RI; Ditched 3 F4U; 2 Ads ESSEX, WASP and INTREPID flattops; Lived in Monterey, California / Mobile, Alabama / Pensacola, Florida and Quonset NAS, RI; Was a flight instructor while stationed in  Pensacola. Supposedly "tried out" for the Blues; b.1930; d.1986; 62 Lexington Av Providence, RI 02907; Ruth A (also deceased 1990); Dtr: Barbara A. Hodges 1307 Smith St Providence, RI 02908 401-331-0055 (r) 401-339-0894 (c) ZAURUS2001@att.net or B_Hodges@att.net

Richard J. Hodnett SN fm Somerville, MA Lake Champlain 1954-5 b.6/8/35; d.3/9/02 Perry, NY

CDR Ted L. Hodson 220 Bunker Arch Williamsburg, VA 23188-1407 757-229-0809 zorrolives@verizon.net LCDR O-in-C America 1965-6;  Been LSO c VF-53; Air Boss of Hancock in VN; Lived in St Croix; Had a dog named Fudd; b.1933; d.2/21/09; Carita L. (Keeta)

Robert L. Hogan ADAN 1953 b.5/27/35; d.10/9/06 Centreville, VA

LT(jg) William E. (Bill) Holden pilot VC-12 Leyte 1951-2-3 b.5/27/29; d.5/12/98 Barnstable, MA

James S. Holdsworth 19476 Henry Rd Cleveland, OH 44126-1638 440-333-1280 AT Ticonderoga 1953; Intrepid 1955 d.2000; Anne

CDR James S. Holland LT(jg) Midway 1955 USNA 1951, b.6/14/29; d.4/1/96 Archer, FL; interred in MA

Robert W. Holler LT(jg) NAOC 1956 Forrestal 1957 b.6/15/29; d.3/1/2004 Norwich, CT; Son: Robert 37 Cold Spring Rd E Haddam, CT 06423 860-873-1673

CAPT Frederick Basil Hollick 1967 Wedgewood Dr Sanford, NC 27332 919-499-0222 CO VAW-115 1970-1 b.10/21/1928; d.3/3/2006 d/c issued in PA bur Arlington Natl Cem

Shirley D. Holloman (male) 45759 Red Oak Rd Lexington Park (Pax River) MD 20653-3307 301-863-8690 AD1 Lake Champlain 1953; b.5/16/22; d.2/24/201; Joan M

John H. Holmes ATW3 Randolph 1965 Essex 1964-5 b.3/18/45; d.6/8/2006 Jacksonville

David Newby Holt Siler City, NC ENS NAOC 1957 Forrestal; Intrepid 1958 b.12/22/34; d.3/20/04 Duke Medical Center bur Bear Creek, NC; June Carol Scott Holt b.1936; d.2000 (predeceased him)

James Ralph Holton ATC Leading chief Randolph 1964-5; b.9/16/22 Guilford & Pamlico,  NC                                           

I was assigned to Randolph 1964-5 as both Air Crew. After I retired and moved to GA in '75.  I met his ex-wife (Irien  Irene? Livingston) at a store & she advised he was killed in a private plane crash in the Atlantic off FL. (He had a private pilots license) –Skip Carey

Bernard Homan AE2 Forrestal 1966 b.1/3/35; d.1/3/94 Queens, NY

John H. Homer III AN Wasp 1966, Essex 1967 b.7/27/46; d.9/67 Alabama; Rosa Annar Homer

Joseph Hood, Jr AMS3 Randolph 1965-6 b.7/5/46; d.10/1980

Milton Ezra Hope, Jr. 3427 Auburn Rd Crestview, FL 32539-8667 LT 1961 b.1/19/1936 Cleveland, NC; d.2/24/2010; Gloria P.; Son: Milton E. Hope, III 181 Concert St Freeport, FL 32439-2471; Dawn M

CDR Granville John Hopkins 8401 Rio Verde Pl NW Albuquerque, NM 87120-3484 505-890-4009 hhop2@aol.com USNA 59 Forrestal 1962 x3 & Enterprise 1963, Forrestal again 1964 USNPGS; VS-26 two tours in Nam in EKA-3Bs, went to EA-6Bs after that, then VQ-2 in Rota with EA-3Bs and EP-3Bs, then Los Alamos Nat'l Lab for my final tour; Dottie

Horbecke, James W. AD2 Forrestal 1958-9 (?Hornbecke) Poss. James W. Hornbeck Springfield, MO b.10/31/33; d.7/12/09

James M. Horne PN1 1962-1965 b.5/5/36; d.9/8/08; Carolyn J. Farrabee 87 Carolwood Blvd Casselberry, FL 32730-2905     6380 Chasewood Dr Jupiter, FL 33458; 1845 Perrel St Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757-318-5266

Leonard A. Horton ALC 1950-55 b.9/24/22; d.1/16/99 Houston, TX; Eileen 11222 Sagehill Houston, TX 77089

Philip Michael Horton AMS3 Det 14; Saratoga 1962 b.11/1/42 Dallas, TX; d.2/5/67 Uvalde, TX

Wayne F. Hosea 31603 Shiloh Rd Waller, TX 77484-5087 936-372-2693 ATR3 Essex 1965 Randolph 1966 Undercover cop in Houston; d. age 36 of an MI while studying at home for police LT exam; Joyce

CAPT (SC) Richard Vernon Hoskins b.7/14/47; d.11/10/2004 Dalton, Nebraska SC VC-12 1954-6

LCDR William Oliver Hoskinson Box 3372 Brookings, OR 97415 541-469-5592 LT 1951-3 Saipan 1950, Coral Sea 1951; FDR 1953 Carqual; Air traffic controller with LA Center  b.1/18/25; d.11/12/2010; Son: WOH, Jr Pahoa Haiku, HI; Dtr: Judy Weisser 712 S Avenue of the Presidents Sarasota, FL 34236-2047 weisser1@verizon.net (failed) b.1954 

Ronnie Lee Hottman 301 Tower Av Abilene, KS 67410 785-263-1678 ATSAN Essex 1961-2; Enterprise 1963; Forrestal 1964; b.7/25/41; d.11/11/2007 cancer; Janet S. jsrlhsanty@yahoo.com

Donald F. Housman 6600 Harbor Cir Stuart, FL 34996-1961 561-225-4120 LT(jg) Coral Sea 1953; Bennington 1953 b.5/21/27; d.6/21/00

Howard O. Houts Denver, CO 80224 AD3 Lake Champlain 1953 Control Data Corp. b.6/3/1932; d.4/13/93

Leonard P. Houtz ALC 1953; b.10/10/16; d.1/3/93 Lakewood, NJ; son: Leonard P. Houtz at 574 Ocean Av Lakewood, NJ 08701 732-363-5214 

Claude A. Howard Coral Sea 1952; Lake Champlain 1953; AD3 Randolph 1954; d.8/26/06 Rochester, NY; contact Lambert Calhoun                                                 

CDR Robert Leonard Howard 144 16th St San Diego XO VAW-12 1958; Nona Mae

Marvin Howze 1951 Coral Sea b.3/6/26 Alabama; d.4/79 Buffalo, NY

CDR Ira Dozier Hozey, Jr. 415 Victory Dr Waynesboro, GA 30830 706-554-1564 LT 1958-61 USNA 53 VAW-12 Det 34 Lake Champlain from July 1958 to July 1961; I went from there to VW-11 in Newfoundland for 3 years. Also spent 3 years with VAQ-13/130 out of Alameda, 1967-70 with the Coral Sea Det/Squadron VAW-11; grandson at USNA 2010; b.11/5/30; d.7/29/2013;  Patricia

James Hudgeon St Louis, MO AMAN 1952 div.Sylvia M. Jordan 8/1971 LeMoore, CA b.1930; d.6/1994 S. Lake Tahoe, CA; son: James Edward Hudgeon 651 Filmore St Monterey, CA 93940-1614 831-372-2015 b.1958

CDR Mahlon Shepard Huff, 9251 Stonestreet Rd Apt 225 Louisville, KY 40272-6800 502-933-8697 LT(jg) Lake Champlain 1953; FDR carqual 1953; Wasp 1953 USNA 1950 b.4/11/27; d.1/23/13; Clara June b.1928 

HUFF, COMMANDER MAHLON S., 85, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A native of Midland, MI, Mahlon was the son of Ferne S. Huff (school teacher) and Edwin G. Huff (school principal). He committed to be an Air Force pilot straight out of high school, but was released from that commitment when 
World War II ended and there was no longer a need for pilots. He later enlisted in the Army, but was released early from boot camp when he was accepted to the US Naval Academy, graduating in 1950. He was a Navy pilot, veteran of the Korean War, and served on the USS Midway. Mahlon's postgraduate work earned him two more baccalaureate degrees, the last from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After retiring from the Navy, Mahlon taught JROTC at Valley High School for approximately 15 years, followed by teaching for USC at military bases in North Carolina, New York, Korea, and Japan. 
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, C. June (Spoolstra) Huff; three children, Craig Shepard Huff (Pamela), Kimberly Blackwell (Brad) and Marta Renn (Donald); seven grandchildren, Veronica, Robbie, Matthew, Andrew, Elizabeth, Tristan and Jered; and a great granddaughter, Adelaide 

Charles W. Huffines ENS 1965 fm Gainesboro, TN Designated NFO b.3/25/36 Gainsboro, TN; d.12/9/97 Cookeville, TN; Jean Huffines 2639 New London Dr Cookeville, TN 931-432-1407

Michael C. (Mickey) Huffines 104 Rutherford Rd Franklin, KY 42134 270-586-8461 footise@aol.com America 1966-7; d.3/09; Sandra A

Ellis R. Huffman AA 1954 b.8/26/36; d.11/5/2000 Roanoke, VA

CAPT Marcel B. Humber 2334 Barbour Rd Falls Church, VA 22043 703-560-6084 LT 1953-1956 NAOC Ticonderoga 1955   b.11/21/30; d.12/30/2003 Report fm his wife, Ann, his death was caused by complications from gall bladder surgery; Very unexpected; He had attended the Baltimore reunion in September, bur Arlington Natl Cem

Ronald Richard Humphrey 1330 Illinois St Sidney, NE 69162 AG1 Independence 1962; ADR2 Saratoga 1962; Det 14; b.6/8/38; d.6/21/04 in Cheyenne, WY; Mom: Blanche A. b.4/24/1919; d.1/19/2001

Robert L. Humphry 5300 Post Rd Apt 227 East Greenwich, RI 02818-3057 AT3 Forrestal 1958-9 b.11/20/1936; d.1/5/2004

Paul E. "Duke" Hunneyman 6512 18th Av NW Rochester, MN 55901 507-289-5449 b.12/1/38; d.5/1/03 Randolph 1958

Richard M. Hunter “Mick” Chesapeake, VA Saratoga & FDR LT(jg) Jun-Dec 1965 Flew for Piedmont Airlines and in VAW-78. Was in reserve cruise with that squadron in 1975; b.1940; d.1978 while jogging; Carol Dionne b.1944; d.2012  

LCDR Lee Roy Hurst 2/56- Bennington LT(jg) NAOC fm Garber, OK ret at NATTC Memphis NAS Glynco ’66-8, CIC off on BHR ’68-9; b.1931; d. 1986 Memphis, TN; Joan, daughter Kathleen, three sons Clyde, James, and Mark, and his six grand children Ivy, Kyle, Benjamin, Emma, Matthew, and Lee  Son: Clyde C. Hurst 1664 Florence Av Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 850-301-1395 (Home) 850-974-1841 (Cell) Clydeh1@cox.net clyde.hurst.ctr@eglin.af.mil; Julie; Son: James G. Hurst b.12/62   2659 Adriaan Ct Shalimar, FL 32579 850-651-0186

Louis Andrew Husser, Jr 1104 Cape Cod Dr Stafford, VA 22554-2122 540-659-7088 & Chesapeake, VA ADR1 Essex 1967 d.7/11/12; Mary; Dtr: Angelia Louise Messer (Tom) b.1960 Pasquotank CO, NC, Autumn, Justin, Jody & Marilyn Wahl (Wally)

Donald P. Hutchins SN 1954 b.4/15/29 Boothbay Harbor, ME; d.3/14/2000 Cumberland, ME

Ronald J. Hutchinson AA to AN Essex 1958-60 b.1/23/39; d.10/15/94 Blackman, MI

LT(jg) Harold G. Hyde USS Sicily 1949 b.9/11/25; d.6/23/2004 Paragould, AR  

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Sonny E. Iness ADR2 FDR 1965 b.2/9/36; d.8/1986 Cleveland, Oklahoma

Robert A. Ingay 524 Brookwood Dr Farmington, NY 14425 585-742-3054 (listed to Daryl A. Ingay b.9/1949) b.6/29/1943; d.9/30/2005 Saratoga 1962; Det 14; nephew: Robert R. b.9/1963 1232 Latta Rd Rochester, NY 14612 21 Haviland Park, Rochester, NY 14616 585-368-0624

Leon E. Ingling 461 Monastery Av Philadelphia, PA 19128-3435 215-482-7089 AN 1951 b.12/20/31; d.2/11/2008

Culbreth O. Inman AL1 1957 b.7/22/23; d.4/77 VABCH Intrepid 1957; Valley Forge 1958; survivor of Bataan death march

Neil E. Isaacson ATCS 1532 Duke St Memphis, TN 38108-2614 plank-owner VC-12 Boxer 1953; b.8/13/1926; d.11/2/07

William Intinarelli AMC 1951 b.4/11/1912; d.2/4/92 Mission Viejo, CA

RADM Roy Maurice Isaman LCDR in 1948-50 VC-12 Plankowner AEW department head; RADM Com CarDiv 7 aboard USS Oriskany in 1970; b.5/30/17; d.2/15/88 Potomac, MD ; Nancy T. Isaman-Snyder 3243 Old Barn Rd W Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904-285-0131; Son: Roy at 6534 W Sunset Rd Tucson, AZ 85743 520-743-1148

We went on a MED cruise in 1948 from Norfolk on Kearsarge as a part of FAETU and by the time we returned the squadron had been commissioned, located in Quonset Point, with Shinn as CO and Isaman as ops officer

Ensign R. M. Isaman, USNR was designated Naval Aviator #7558 in 1941. Entered active service via the pre-war Aviation Cadet (AVCAD) program. Awarded the Navy Cross during World War II as a dive bomber pilot assigned to Bombing Squadron Three (VB-3) during the critical Battle of Midway in 1942. Following the war accepted a USN commission. Captain Isaman, USN, commanded the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CVA-41) from 1962 to 1963 and his final tour, as a  Rear Admiral, was to command the Naval Air Test Center located at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD, from 1971 to 1974

If you're old enough to have served in the Navy or Marine Corps during the Vietnam War particularly if you were a pilot chances are you've heard of the infamous Cubi Point Catapult. Cubi Point Naval Air Station in the Philippines was a place where war-weary Navy and Marine Corps aviators, Marines and Sailors, could let off a little steam after flying combat missions over Vietnam or spending weeks aboard ships on the gun-line on Yankee Station. The Cubi Point Officers' Club, was forever tasked with devising new and challenging ways of keeping the warriors entertained.

 Enter Commander John L. Sullivan and the now famous Cubi Point 'catapult.' The catapult at the Cubi Point Officers' Club came into existence in 1969. The escapades of Navy and Marine pilots at the Cubi Point O'Club are legend warrior stuff. One of these escapades involved ' night cat shots' catapulting a blindfolded squadron mate down 8 or 9 stairs clinging to castored office chairs from a bar upstairs onto the dance floor far below. 

Two catapulted down the Cubi O'Club stairs at the same time were dubbed F-4 night 'cat' shots. Rarely did a pilot make it down the stairs to successfully scoot along the dance floor upright. Most arrived as a crumpled mass of legs and arms. The practice often ended with disastrous results broken bones, severe strains, small concussions, and numerous other injuries that would sometimes ground the experienced combat pilots. But because of the number of injuries, the Admiral in command suggested catapulting occupied chairs down the stairs should be reluctantly done away with.

An extension to the club was in progress giving a construction opportunity for significant change. 'Red Horse' Sullivan's scavengers headed off to the surplus yard, liberated a banged up refueling tank and had metalsmiths convert it into something resembling the fuselage and cockpit of an A-7 Corsair jet fighter. The 'aircraft' was 6 ft long with shoulder harness and belt. It had a ' control ' stick that when pulled back sharply would release a arresting hook, preventing it from plunging through a hole in the O'Club wall then the newly constructed 4 ft. pool of water outside. The projectile's propulsion was provided by pressurized nitrogen tanks hooked up to a pressure manifold. The arrangement was powerful enough to propel the vehicle to 15 mph in the first two feet or an acceleration from zero to 15 m.p.h. in that distance. 

In their efforts to successfully engage the hook with an arresting wire, each pilot had 6 inches of control stick movement to 'play with.' The vehicle was named ' Red Horse One' in honor of the Skipper. A few successful pilots were held in high esteem their names were inscribed in gold letters on the Cubi O'Club 'Wall of Fame'. Reaction time had to be quick because the trap wire was only 14 feet from the nose of the projectile. Since the water in the pool was the only force stopping the vehicle, engineering minds and the Cubi Point Aircraft Repair Team, designed it to enter the water as quickly . . and as deeply as possible. The vehicle was retrieved from the water by a winch connected to a hook eye welded on the rear end of the ' A-7 projectile'. 

The first night the catapult was in operation it attracted a huge crowd. After it was declared safe, Rear Adm. Isaman was the first to ride the projectile. The Admiral manned the cockpit, saluted and was launched. A split second too early, he pulled to drop the tail hook. We all waited a probable quick ' skip and catch ' of the hook. It didn't happen.

Instead, the hook caught the rubber we had attached to the projectile's steel bumper just short of the arresting wire. To the disappointed howl of the junior officers, the hook tore rubber guard off the bumper and caught the wire. Hmmm No wet Admiral. Instead, Isaman became the first pilot to successfully ' trap ' the projectile 

After being presented with a bottle of champagne, Isaman's name was gold enshrined on the 'Wall of Fame.'  Later that night, some forty disgruntled carrier jocks blasted down the catapult before another pilot successfully trapped the projectile.  Word of the Cat quickly spread throughout Southeast Asia. The scenarios even attracted Air Force F-4 pilots from nearby Clark AFB. The Clark jocks all came swaggering in loudly claiming they were equal to the task. Much to the delight of the Navy onlookers none caught the wire.

Enlisted men operated and maintained the catapult during their off time and they were compensated from funds taken in for the operation of the 'Cat.' It cost nothing to ride the 'Cat' providing they successfully caught the wire. However, it cost five dollars if the 'pilot' penetrated the pool. Of the many dignitaries, who attempted to ride the 'Cat', was Navy's Under Secretary John Warner [Virginia's Senator; one of Elizabeth Taylor's husbands] He had heard of the Cubi CAT and requested to ride it. Word spread rapidly, that Secretary Warner was going to try his luck. The O'Club was soon packed shoulder to belly.

Before launch the Secretary was outfitted in white linen coveralls. And embossed on his back were bright red letters 'Red Horse Cat House.'  Amid cheers, the Secretary bravely launched and promptly catapulted through the hole in the wall into the water outside. He was catapulted five more times, but each time the Secretary had to be 'fished' out. To make it easier for the Secretary to catch the trap wire, each time, the Skipper surreptitiously adjusted the bumper plate about an inch aft each time. While Warner never noticed this WE ALL DID!   

After his fifth trip into the pool, Mr. Secretary shouted: "Red Horse! This just cannot be done!" By this time, the bumper mechanism had been adjusted rearward an additional foot from the arresting wire. So it had become an easy arrest for a carrier pilot with trap or two under his belt. Red Horse, in his spotless tropical whites, strapped in to show Mr. Secretary that, indeed, it could be done by a skilled aviator. But without Red Horse's knowledge, prior to his launch, a fun loving [non-career] junior officer kicked the bumper adjustment back to its original and much more difficult position. Red Horse launched and missed. And to John Warner's total delight, the Skipper in splendid whites shot through the hole in O'Club wall, settling ignominiously outside on the pool's bottom.

  The Secretary was so pleased with his experience he wouldn't remove his 'Red Dog' coveralls. And wringing wet, both of them sat down to lunch with their comfortably dry colleagues. Several hours later, still wearing his red lettered white coveralls, the Secretary boarded his aircraft. The 'Cat' and the 'Wall of Fame' are fond memories of men whose ingenuity who's hard work and hard play made the scenario a reality. And at Pensacola's U.S. Navy Air Museum, Cubi O'Club artifacts remain as Fleet legend. 

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Henry E. Jackson, Jr PR2 FDR 1966-7 Roanoke, VA b.6/5/35; d.10/8/04 Saxe, VA

Larry N. Jackson Randolph 1956 b.8/24/38; d.9/15/79 Warren, MI

LCDR Neil B. Jackson VC-12 1951; FDR carqual 1953 LT(jg) b.12/4/1928 d.10/8/1990 m. to Marge; later widow is Christiane Y. Jackson b.1939 3802 Calibre Bend Apt 1502 Ln Winter Park, FL 32792 813-729-7650

LT Stephen J. Jacobchik 2428 Lake Letta Dr Avon Park, FL 33825 1315 LT(jg) Saipan 1950, LT 1952-3 Coral Sea; FDR carqual 1953; Wasp 1953. Became catapult expert in civilian life Cliss Catapults; b.2/1923; d.2/22/04 Annapolis, MD

Jacobs ALC Boxer 1953

Warren C. Jaeger, JrButch” 17 Belmont Bayshore, NY 11706 AE3 AN America 1966-7 b.10/15/46; d.2/20/94; Joan A

Francis J. Jasinski SN 1952 b.2/16/31 Mass; d.11/12/04 or Francis H. Jasinski b.3/22/31 PA; d.5/7/01

Paul Lee Jasperson 11417 108th St Anderson Island, WA 98303 253-884-9950 pauljoe@centurytel.net Intrepid 1956 AT; police officer; b.7/27/37; d.8/7/2009; Donna

Jack Franklin Jaynes 3013 N Britain Rd Irving, TX 75062 972-255-0114 ADR1 Randolph 1966 b.8/11/35; d.12/5/2000 Dallas

Fredric W. Jelinek Minneapolis, MN VC-12 1950 Saipan AN b.3/16/30; d.10/7/72

LT(jg) Burris Jenkins b.2/11/28; d.2/7/02 Smithtown, Long Island, NY

Earl L. Jenkins 1620 Furnace Dr Glen Burnie, MD 21060 ADRAN Saratoga 1963 b.9/18/42; d.12/12/05 Berlin, MD; Bunnie L. b.1947 11647 Beauchamp Rd Apt#68 Berlin, MD 21811-3181 410-641-5369

James A. Jennings 59 Jonathan St Providence, RI AN 1953 b.9/28/32; d.7/6/2000

James Lewis Jennings 609 Rodney Dr Altamonte Springs, FL 32701; pilot became an NFO LT(jg) Essex 1966 b.12/6/41; d.2/12/02 d/c issued in Texas; Margaret Stevens Jennings b.11/44

Leroy Jennings 7032 Marvin Av Jacksonville, FL 32208 904-764-8024 AE1 Coral Sea 1955; Essex 1961 b.10/1/28; d.6/15/98 Miami; Ruth B

George Elden Jennison b.8/7/1926; d.9/23/1980 Bath, ME bur in Augusta

Steven Arthur Jepson Essex 1966 Riverton, WY b.5/15/41; d.12/2/98

Paul M. Jerard  FDR 1953, Ticonderoga 1953; Intrepid 1955 b.8/22/33; d.11/15/97 Cornish, NH

Frank J. Jicha, Jr AN Randolph 1965 b.9/9/44; d.11/18/72 Farmingdale, NY

Billy Joe Johns Ernies Acres Brazoria, TX 77422 979-964-3860 Tarawa 1951-2; b.6/5/34; d.7/31/2001 Austin, TX

LT Allen E. Johnson ENS LT(jg) NFO Forrestal 1964 Maintenance officer (mustang) b.5/27/35; d.10/29/85 Estacada, OR Sherwood & Salem, OR

George F. Johnson ATC Bennington 1953 became electrical engineer; b.11/3/23; d.4/3/94 East Greenwich, RI

James M. Johnson Bowling Green, KY Coral Sea 1956; Forrestal 1958 b.2/6/37; d.4/7/95 in KY

Robert E. Johnson AD2 1952-4 Bennington 1953-4 b.2/15/33; d.9/21/02 Bristol, CT

Bruce Ellis Johnston ALC 1953 Illinois b.4/11/13; d.1/14/70 DFC

LT(jg) David R. Johnston pilot ran off runway 8/1/55; 1956 took a degree in Barley production in Minneapolis in 1958 Brewing or teaching?; b.1/11/31; d.5/30/99 Greenville, AL bur in Annville, PA; Elizabeth J. 4836 S Mt Zion Rd Greenville, AL 36037-8307 334-382-2753 b.1/11/31; d.5/30/99

Dennis L. Jones 7164 Millers Glen Way Memphis, TN 38125 b.10/1948 AN Wasp 67 b.10/22/48; d.3/1/2011 Houston

LCDR Donald Parks Jones O-in-C Essex June 1961 DFC, Purple Heart x 2 b.6/27/26; d.8/5/89 Bryan, TX; Son: Gregory Jonesx2

CDR James Edwin “Ed” Jones Asst O-in-C LCDR Wasp 1967 b.6/1930 ENS 1951 in VP-40 Bainbridge, GA; AL later or b.5/13/26; d.1994 Lubbock, TX or b.3/21/27; Fort Worth; d.1993 Comal, TX

CDR Jenus B. Jones Saratoga 1961-2; Randolph 1963 b.11/5/24; d.5/10/96 Virginia Beach, VA bur Arlington Natl Cem

Laverne H. Jones ADR1 1953 b.1/15/22; d.2/7/1981 Maplewood, MN; Roberta E. b.1918; d.1950

Milton (n) Jones Ti 1953 b.7/18/21; d. 6/76 Berlin, NH

James (n) Jonski ADR3 Saratoga 1962; Det 14 Enterprise 1962-3, Forrestal Apr ’64 b.7/5/27; d.10/84 Albany, GA

Russell H. Jordan AN b.8/16/42 Indiana; d.2/8/03 Independence 1960-1

CAPT Stephen Walter Jordan O-in-C Randolph 1965; CO VAW-78 in 1968 b.9/5/32; d.6/17/00 in Annapolis; bur Naval Academy Cem; Anne Day Jordan 1102 Dreams Landing Way Annapolis, MD 21401-1032 410-841-5419

Richard Jorday got out after first tour and died after a crop dusting aircraft accident in 1968; Pilot America 1967; VAW-122

James T. Jorgensen AM3 1962 b.6/2/40; d.4/6/03 Chicago

Marion O. Judkins ALC 1953-6 b.12/11/1920; d.8/23/1992 Sellersville, PA; Son: Max O. Judkins 137 Normandy Dr Vacaville, CA 95687-5944 707-446-1794

Roger C. Juergens 5313 Old Goodrich Rd Clarence, NY 14031 716-741-3511 AA Essex 1958 d.3/25/03; son: Marc Marcj35@aol.com

Thomas L. Junker AMH1 Box 102 (422 N 2nd St) Indianola, NE 69034-0102 308-364-2753 Essex 1961; b.7/5/1937; d.12/15/2008

 

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LCDR Robert Harvey Kaetzel LT O-in-C Wasp 1952 FDR 1953-4 b.2/23/23; d.2/4/86 Charlottesville, VA bur Arlington Natl Cem

LCDR Edward R. Kaiser, Jr 2444 Pitchfork Way Virginia Beach, VA 23456-6024 757-301-2729 erkaiser@earthlink.net LT(jg) Independence 1962; Enterprise 1963 d.10/23/12 Parkinson’s disease; Teresa Manus Kaiser

As an AWACS pilot in the Navy, he was attached to the Enterprise during its maiden voyage around the world. Ed became an entrepreneur with the opening of Bay Camping in 1967. As CEO, he was named Small Businessman of the Year by the Virginia Small Business Administration in 1973 and was honored by the American Cancer Society for his contributions and active support. Ed graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineer­ing in 1957 from University of Louisville and a Masters in Personnel Administration from George Washington University in 1967. Ed en­joyed the outdoors, whether it was walking the beaches of Sandbridge or the high desert mountains of the Southwest. He is survived by sons, John Kaiser and Edward Raymond Kaiser III; daughters, Cathy Sheeder, Mary Pat Casey, Ann Kaiser, Jeanne Kaiser Wernert and Barbara Kaiser Pigg.

 Robert H. Kaltenbach Box 328 Pewaukee, WI 53072-0328 AN Essex 1960-1; friend of Lamarre b.1940; d.1/24/1993 Milwaukee, WI Theatrical agent and producer; Son: Rbt H b.1977 W240 N2340 E Parkway Meadow Cirn 262—523-0015 (msg 11/12/2008-no reply)

William F. ("Bill") Kaluske, Jr 1924 Prairie Parkway SW Grand Rapids, MI 49509 is now William M. Kaluske b.1971  Work: 800 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503-1445 616-242-5153 Sem Resource Capital; Mary M. Kaluske b.6/59 7903 Oak Tree Ln Hudsonville, MI 49426

Peter Kandylakes ADRC(AW) VC-12 1951 1188 Montgomery St Chicopee, MA 01013 b.1/20/1919; d.12/4/2001

William F. Kane, Jr AN Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.4/22/32; d.10/4/2008 Saratoga, NY

Charles H. Kaough ATC 1953 b.12/24/23; d.2/16/2006 San Diego

Robert S. Karmitz ADAN 1953 b.6/18/31; d.11/76 age 45 Forest City, PA

Joseph Patrick Kearney 8 Ashlawn Rd Malvern, PA 19355-1102 610-644-3932 LT(jg) pilot 1957-8 Randolph b.3/12/32; d.1/11/05; Dolores A

 Joe, born and raised in Conshohocken, was the son of the late William and Anna McTamney Kearney. He graduated from LaSalle High School, class of 1950, and LaSalle University in 1954.
After serving in the U.S. Navy as an aviator for four years, he continued his service in the reserves at Willow Grove NAS while starting his career with Johnson & Johnson.
He worked his entire career with Johnson & Johnson, starting as a salesman and advancing to be the charter National Director of Sales of the newly formed Orthopedics company. He retired in 1993 after 35 years. He was an avid golfer and longtime member of Chester Valley Golf Club, at one time serving as President. Joe is survived by his wife, Dolores of 49 years; sons, Colin of Staunton, Va., Christopher of San Diego, Calif., Scott of Newtown Square; and daughter, Karen of Malvern.

 Philip Melvin Keck AECS AE1 1951 b.2/2/25; d.9/23/62 Lake Mary, FL

LT(jg) William James Keith LDO b.7/11/23; d.12/18/00 age 77 VABCH bur Andover, MA

William James "Bill" Keith, 77, of Virginia Beach, Va. and formerly of Andover, died Monday, Dec. 18 in Virginia. Born in Andover, he served in the Navy during World War II, and he worked as a treasurer and manager of the Virginia Beach Postal Credit Union for 25 years. He also worked as a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a former deacon at the Lynnhaven Presbyterian Church and attended Thalia Lynn Baptist Church. Members of his family include his wife of 55 years, Gladys M. Keith of Virginia Beach; a son, Andrew M. and his wife Grace of Crawfordville, Fla.; daughters, Linda K. Smith, Judith M. K. Wells and her husband Ralph, and Ginger K. Boetcher and her husband Ray, all of Virginia Beach; sisters, Dorothy Gordon of Lawrence, and Joan Logan of Andover; a brother, Hector Keith of Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren

LCDR Thomas Dixon Keller 541 Sea Gull Dr Satellite Beach, FL 32973 321-773-7463 LT Plankowner 1948-54 Kearsarge 1951; Maintenance officer Tarawa 1953-4 Later XO VAW-33 b.11/13/22; d.8/12/06; Joyce; Sons: Paul S. & Peter S. & Dtr: Pamela S

William C. Keller AN 1952; b.8/11/31; d.2/9/10 mechanic Pueblo, CO; Theona d.2009

LT(jg) Charles L. Kelly American Indian fm Mobile, AL; John Topa & Al Parnell went to his funeral in Norfolk ENS Intrepid 1964; Randolph 1965

Dawson D. Kelly, Jr AA 1953 b.11/29/30; d.1/29/09 Raleigh, NC; Patricia Goodman Kelly b.1930; d.2005

Harold Mikkel Kelly Albuquerque, NM LT(jg) pilot ENS 1325 Boxer 1953; Wright 1954; Intrepid 1955 b.1930; d.11/12/86; Lois Lane Kelly; Son: Mikkel Harold Kelly b.1955 7861 Osceola St Westminster, CO 80030-4437 303-430-1461 managing editor Metro North Newspapers; Suzanne Michele b.1966

Since 1981, Kelly served as a consultant for health organizations in the state and as a real estate broker. From 1961 until 1974, he was executive vice president and administrator of Bataan Memorial Methodist Hospital. He later was executive vice president of the Lovelace-Bataan Medical Center and vice chairman of the Lovelace-Bataan Health Program.
    Kelly founded the Health Maintenance Organization while at Bataan Memorial, which late became the Lovelace Health Plan.
    Kelly was a carrier-based officer in the U.S. Navy and an aviator. He attended the University of Minnesota on a football scholarship, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and a Master’s of Hospital Administration. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
    After college, Kelly became assistant administrator and instructor at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. and an administrative resident at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
    He came to New Mexico in 1961 and was an administrator at the University of New Mexico, Cancer Research and Treatment Center and at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. He was named head of the New Mexico Hospital Consortium in 1978.
    His other professional affiliations included president of the New Mexico Hospital Association, the Albuquerque Area Hospital Council and the New Mexico League for Nursing.
    He served on the board of Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the New Mexico Foundation for Medical Care’s Professional Standards Review Organization. He also was a preceptor for the University of California at Berkley graduate program in hospital administration.
    Kelly was a loyal University of New Mexico Lobo basketball fan and booster. He supported the Santa Fe Opera Guild and the Albuquerque Symphony. He also enjoyed free time at the family’s condominium in the mountains near Taos.
    Kelly is survived by his wife, Lois Lane Kelly; one daughter, Ann Kelly Anderson and her husband Jim of Denver; two sons, Mikkel Kelly of St. Paul, Minn. and Thomas Brian Kelly of Albuquerque; two sisters, Coleen M. Kelly of Idaho Springs, Caryl K. Pierson of Minneapolis, Minn,; two brothers, Daniel L. Kelly of Grand Forks, N.D. and Hugh J. Kelly of Washington, D.C.; and his first wife, Mary Ellen Amberg Kelly

Robert S. Kelly ADRAN Saratoga 1966 ADJ3 Wasp 1959-60 b.1946 NY; d.5/3/91 Dekalb, GA

Ralph Moore Kelsay AMH1 1961 b.5/20/29; d.11/1981 Exeter, RI

Michael K. “Mike” Kelsey ADJ2 Forrestal 1966 b.10/15/45; d.6/7/2011 Tangipahoa, LA

Jack Gordon Kelty Stillwater, OK USS Wright 1951 b.3/14/29; d.4/6/2010; Marie Sandy

Jack G. Kelty of Stillwater passed from this life April 6, 2010, at the age of 81. Family will greet friends at Strode Funeral Home from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2010, in Fairlawn Cemetery with Pastor John Chaffin officiating. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jack was born northwest of Pawnee in a rural community March 14, 1929, to Charles W. and Margaret (Price) Kelty.
He served in the United States Navy from 1946-1948 aboard the U.S.S. Huntington.
On Aug. 16, 1950, he married his wife, Marie Sandy in Stillwater, Payne, Oklahoma, USA.
In 1953 they moved to Dover, Ohio, where Jack worked for the Nickle Plate Railroad returning to Stillwater in 1954. He worked in the oil field for some time and Stillwater Monument Co. carving monuments.
He graduated from a heating/ac school and bought out the B & L Tin Shop, later selling it to his son.
He is preceded in death by an infant son, Kenneth Arlin; parents, Charles and Margaret; four brothers, Harvey Kelty, Paul Kelty, Charles Kelty, and John Kelty; three sisters, Irene Stone, Dorothy Tillman, and Margaret Richardson.
He is survived by his wife, Marie, of the home; one son, Dennis Kelty, of Stillwater, Okla.; one daughter, Diana Kelty, of Perkins, Okla.; one sister, Wanda Auten, of Tulsa; one grandson, Kyle Kelty; one granddaughter, Kristi Bumpas; and one great granddaughter, Bailey Bumpas.
Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Hanson, Brian Adam, Rich Kirby, Jerrold Leong, James Carley, and Larry McCroskey.

James Bobby Kemp AT2 1960-62 Little Rock b.11/17/36; d.11/8/98 Bonnerdale, AR (Hot Springs)

John W. Kent AD2 Lake Champlain 1953 b.4/13/30; d.9/5/04 Guthrie Center, IA

Hugh A. Kenyon ADC Hornet b.4/14/1920; d.5/1982 Los Angeles bur in RI

John Thomas Keogh 3604 Georgia St Apt 309 San Diego, CA 92103 AD1 flew with Randle to Pittsburgh 1952; Lake Champlain 1953; b.1/17/25; d.7/15/02; Leah

Joseph Kenneth Kepple, Sr AN b 3/24/32, d.9/2/97 Huntsville, AL Was with LCDR Baring in AD5W crash 6/25/53; Rita “Goldie” Lambly Kepple; Son: JKK, Jr b.1950; d.7/11/2011 New Orleans; Vasilia (Vassie) Morley Kepple

Gerald L. Kerchal 933 S 14th Ord, NE 68862-9633 308-728-5213 Independence 1964-5; FDR 1966-7; b.6/16/43; d.1/29/07; Carolyn; dtr, 2 sons, 3 grandchildren

Estel E. Kerley PRC 1954; Faye H. d.6/10/2011 age 86 Knoxville, TN                                                   Estele b.1915 Sevier, TN is a woman

Robert E. Kerr b.6/26/1907; d.3/9/2001 San Diego

Leo T. Kershaw Meredith, NH 1951 ATC Siboney 1951 b.10/3/34 Preston, ID; d.7/8/2003

William R. Kershlis, Jr. 494 Opal Ln Grants Pass, OR 97526-9726 541-479-1081 ENS 1355 1957 FDR; later pilot training; left navy as LCDR, joined NY ANG flew F-86 & F-4 as major during graduate study at Cornell b.8/14/32; d.10/30/07

Donald L. Kersten 8229 East Van Buren Dr Pittsburg, PA 15237-4405 412-367-4725 YN2 1958-59 Vice Pres USS Leyte Assn; d.12/21/08; Katherine kjkersten2@verizon.net

LT(jg) Robert T. Keys Forrestal 1961; Randolph 1962 fm Sardis, MS b.6/25/31; d.1/1992 Mississippi

William W. Kidder AMH3 Forrestal 1966-7 b.10/29/46; d.3/29/03 Reno, NV

CDR Ken Kier d.2/10/2002 age 80. CDR Kier became a Naval Aviator, receiving his wings on November 18, 1942. He served in several Navy squadrons, including the famous Night All-Weather Fighter Squadron, and as 9th Commanding Officer of VAW-12 (1961-2.) In 1962, CDR Kier joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA while on active duty with the Navy. Following retirement in 1965, he became NASA's representative to the Department of Defense in the establishment and operations of NASA's Contract Administration Liaison Office with the Defense Contract Administration Services organization. He later served as the Director of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. He received several Outstanding Performance Awards, as well as the Apollo Achievement Award for his service to the nation as a member of the team which advanced the nation's capabilities in aeronautics and space. b.11/18/1921 Rocky Hill, CT. He attended the Naval Line School in Monterey, CA, and the Armed Forces Staff College. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Science degree from George Washington University. He was Commodore of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club Association, 1989-1990, and served on the Virginia State Boating Advisory Committee for over five years; Burial Arlington National Cemetery; Jeanne

James Vernon King AMS1 1965 AMS2 Poss. b.8/27/37; d.3/15/97 Racine WV 

Ronald Dean King AA-AN Essex 1961 b.3/20/1943; d.2/20/86 in VA d/c in IL

Edwin L. Kingen BN2 1951 FDR 1953 b.3/7/28; d.8/21/1996 Missouri

Edwin L. Kingen BN2 1951 FDR 1953 b.3/7/28; d.8/21/1996 Missouri

Robert J. Kingsley 4021 Oldwyck Dr Janesville, WI 53546 608-756-2094 AE1 1948-53 b.3/11/31; d.4/4/2004 Janesville, WI

ENS Donald T. Kinsley 1325 1953 carqual cruise Wasp b.10/8/31; d.9/4/2000 Bowling Green, VA; Ardyce V. b.1936

Robert Joe Kirk fm Bristol, TN; 1828 Palomino Clarksville, TN 37042 AD 1963 b.1942; d.2005; Janice

LCDR William A. Kivelle LT(jg) NAOC Independence 1960, Randolph 1962 former ATC b.9/5/26; d.7/29/1993 Highway 78E Holly Springs, MS 662-551-168 son’s address now same name Williams Concrete and Construction Co; Bette Joe Jackson Kivelle b.1929; d.12/26/09

CDR Dale R. Klaessy PO Box 73 (123 W Soo St) Parkers Prairie, MN 56361 LT(jg) pilot 1951-2 Mindoro; Wasp 1952 d.9/14/2012 (Lou Lomheim attended funeral 9/24 in Fergus Falls.)

Harry D. Klay AD1 Randolph 1956 b.2/17/21; d.1/30/02 Orlando

Thomas E. Klein ADJ3 1966 America 1966-7 b.5/9/46; d.12/21/05; Karen L. (Simas)

Eugene Nicholas Klem 16275 Garner Av W Rosemount, MN 55068 AT1 Randolph 1965-6 b.5/6/1936 Pembina, ND; d.10/14/2010 pancreas cancer; Navy 20 yrs; FAA 19 yrs; Mother: Dora b.8/12/04 Manitoba; d.3/9/09 age 104

 

Donald W. Kline AD1 1953 b.3/31/26; d.10/16/94 Southgate, MI

Charles S. Klinger ALAN 1954 b.3/19/30 d.3/23/96 West Warwick, RI; Eileen T. b.1931 51 Lowell ST West Warwick, RI 02893-4107 401-823-8216 

Ronald A. "Ron" Knipfer AM2 BHR 1951 b.1932; d.2/23/89 Avalon or Madison, WI

Charles L. “Chuck” Knowles AT3 VC-12 Saipan 1950 AT Oriskany 1951 b.6/16/29 Cleveland, OH; d.5/25/92 Cleveland Heights, OH  

Ernest Ronald Knowlton AO2 8325 Axson St Jacksonville, FL 32221-1653 904-781-1401 Bennington 1954-5 b.12/12/1930; d.11/9/87; Marilyn M. b.1935

CAPT Albert E. Knutson (Viking & Knute) 21 Carriage Ln New Orleans, LA 70114 504-367-8436 LT on Coral Sea 1953 & 1954 Ohio State; d.11/24/00 Bur at Barrancas National Cemetery Pensacola; Doris

Robert R. Kobel 202 Beaver Dam Rd Islip, NY 11751-1908 AD2 Bennington 1955-6 b.2/9/34; d.5/1/2012

Robert J. Kohut b.1/25/28; d.3/15/90 Norwood, MA divorced Vickie J. 1969 or b.9/15/28; d.3/7/2012 Appleton, WI

   John Paul Kolin, Sr ALC b.12/13/1919; d.5/20/1999 cancer San Diego; Norma K. b.1922; d.2001; Dtr is dbracheau@hotmail.com

Michael John Kolter 7991 S Jackson Rd Jackson, MI 49201-8367 517-796-0455  b.9/22/1947; d.3/23/2009 AMSAA Saratoga 1966; Edith Helen

G. N. Koppenhaven AMC VC-12 1949-50-52

LT Bronco Kosanovich VC-12 1952-5 Randolph 1954 detachment b.9/5/1926; d.12/12/93 a myocardial infarction in Annapolis, MD Bur in Aliquippa, PA

Richard Earl Kosola 23724 County Rd 492 Bovey, MN 55709-8545 218-245-2729 b.8/2/41; d.1/3/2006; ADRAN 1962; Donna M. b.1943

Walter F. Koundry b.1/19/42; d.6/10/03 Bridgeport, CT ATN3 Enterprise 1962 & 1963

Henry R. Kraemer AMAN 1952 b.9/25/30; d.5/28/10 8605 Arbutus Ct Greendale, WI 53129

Larry Matthew Krause Forrestal 1966 AK3 b.4/8/1942; d.11/8/94 Montgomery AL

Theodore W. Krei AE2 1962 Thorp, WI b.7/1/41; d.9/18/05

Herbert F. Kretmar b.1/29/37; d.4/30/07 AD2 Saratoga 1958; Son, Michael J. Kretmar 9787 E Pebble Creek Ct Inverness, FL 34450-1940 352-344-8497

Jack Winston Kroger, Jr ADRC Pensacola, FL ADR1 Randolph 1965-6; b.3/15/30; d.9/8/77 bur Barrancas Natl Cem; Martha 1852 US Hywy 27 S Avon Park, FL 33825

Ples W. Kropp ADR3 123 Cactus Grove Hawkins, TX 75765 903-769-5348 Coral Sea 1956; Saratoga 1957 Later E-4 in Air Force and Texas Air National Guard; b.3/29/37; d.2/2/2006 Hawkins, TX; Son: Ples W. Kropp, Jr PO Box Mount Enterprise, TX 75681-0165 903-822-3890    

Milton A. Krumrey SN Wasp 1961; Forrestal 1961 Bellville, TX b.6/1940; d.8/13/05; Jacqueline M b.2/13/1944; d.12/10/01 Waller, TX 77484

Frank Kudlack b.7/1/45; d.5/1986 Plainville, NY police officer killed on duty; America 1966-7

George D. Kuhns 303 River Run Greenwich, CT 06831 203-531-0006 b.4/1934 SN 1953 b.1/25/33; d.4/23/08 Bailey, NC

John Winfield Kuhns AMS3 Essex 1967 b.6/13/39; d.2/24/01 buried in PA; Judy Elizabeth 3738 First Av Edgewater, MD 21037 301-261-4280 Also 215 Pringle Cir #B Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 904-529-7236 NIS; Son: 10256 Zayante Rd Felton, CA 95018 831-335-3084; Jennifer

Reinhold J. Kuntz AT1 Essex 1966 b.3/19/1918; d.7/83 Grand Island, NY; Doris J. b.9/2/27; d.7/23/06 Lockport, NY

William F. Kushner Plankowner VC-12 pilot 1948-9 b.10/1/24; d.6/15/86 Linn Co, IA

Joseph A. Kutsko 1113 Centre St Shenandoah, PA 17976 570-462-2955 AMS3 FDR 1965, Wasp 1966 b.6/26/44; d.5/21/07; Margaret A

George S. Kyvelos SN 1952 b.6/18/32; d.8/28/2008 Worcester, MA

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Eldred Wallace Labombard AMS3 Essex 1961-2 b.7/14/39 in Plattsburg, NY; d.3/15/98 Bradford, TN bur Plattsburg, NY 

LT(jg) John Alfred LaBoone, Jr. Lake Champlain 1958-9; Saratoga 1960 28 years in the Navy b.4/1/26; d.3/21/91 South Carolina; Mattie; son: Rodney Ashley LaBoone Lyons, GA 912-526-7338

George H. LaForcade (Frenchy) ADRC Essex 1961 b.4/18/22; d.5/24/2001 Seekonk, MA

Duncan M. Laidlaw 134 Catalina Cir Apt C Hot Springs National Park, AR 71913-8235 501-525-3917 LT(jg) 1957-1959 Randolph 1958; b.11/12/33; d.10/7/2009; Nancy nancymutt@yahoo.com

William A. Lambert 4 Crestwood Rd Cartersville, GA 30121 770-386-0877 b.3/26/1946; d.1/7/06; PHAN Randolph 1965; m.Diane Poirier 8/12/67 Imperial, CA

Andre L. Lamoreaux ADR1 Essex 1961 b.6/11/30; d.9/11/1976 Citrus Heights, CA; Son: Andre L. Lamoreaux, Jr 7437 Mar Vista Way Citrus Heights, CA 95621-1724

Donald Edward “Don” Lampe, 13620 White Rock Dr Sun City West, AZ 85375-4450 623-584-0516 sunshinelady0903@aol.com YN3 Tarawa 1953-4; Randolph 1954 b.8/12/31; d.9/26/12 bur Fort Snelling MN; Nancy A

 Donald Edward Lampe beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away September 26, 2012. He is survived by his wife Nancy, sons Tom, Larry and daughter Debbie, also five grandchildren. He also is survived by his sister Eva Gonyer, five nieces, nephews and many friends in Minnesota. Donald was born on August 12, 1931 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He served four years in the Navy. After the military service he worked 24 years at Ohlinger Industries as purchasing manager 

Daniel N. Lane pilot b.3/11/35; d.11/22/92 West Dundee, IL; Bailed out his crew from burning plane 1961 LT(jg) Lake Champlain cruise; Warren Pearson hung up on horizontal stabilizer; Rutherford survived. Burned because of leaking fuel filter with safety wire installed backwards as was found on other planes in same detachment; Pilot was burned in the incident

CDR Frank H. Langdon c/o Mary E. Woerner 1935 Six Branches Ln Roswell, GA 30076-3032 770-642-8681 LCDR O-in-C Tarawa 1952-3; 1954 Operations officer b.1917; b.9/11/17; d.5/18/08; Lucylle C. b.11/10/20; d.8/13/03 (Ex-son-in-law Thomas Woerner 11390 Bowen Rd Roswell, GA 30075 770-993-0325)

William C. Lange ATW2 Randolph 1963 418 Albert St Dayton, OH 45410 b.3/21/1940; d.2/28/02; Roma; Diane Y. Lange 215 McDaniel St #606 Dayton, OH 45405-4827 937-226-1933

Gerald Oliver Langlois AMH3 Essex 1961 b.10/4/1940; d.7/29/07 Tiverton, RI; Joyce b.1942; Son: Gregg O. Langlois 72 Union Wharf Rd Mirror Lake, NH 03853 603-569-0007 b.1972

LCDR James Langston USNR b.4/12/27; d.3/25/07 Rome, GA VC-12 1951 era; Betsy                                            Last saw them in mid 1960s when Jim was O-in-C of the BOQ at NAS North Island (Griffith)

Emile P. Lapointe 204 East Fiesta Green Port Hueneme, CA 93041-1910 805-984-3341 ATC/Air Ctrl 1950-59 Lake Champlain 1953-4; d.11/18/2009; Pauline T

LCDR Alfred T. LaPointe LCDR in 1953 VC-12 1951 b.7/7/1921; d.1/15/1996; Ann d.1960 d.1991 San Mateo; Son: Frederick Tom LaPointe, Jr b.1942 (also a naval aviator) 372 Parmenter Dr Libby, MT 59923 406-293-5155 d.2004; Dtr: Margaret Elaine b.1943 1021 Arnold Way Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 650-726-2588 elaine3@coastside.net

Francis J. (Frank) LaPort AN Wasp 1966 b.9/8/48; d.2/12/96 Erie, PA; Beverly L

John S. Lapp 9 Snowbird Dr Asheville, NC 28804 1964-6 era b.8/21/38; d.3/27/01

Captain Clifton R. Largess, Jr. 30 Standish Rd Jamestown, RI 02835-1290 401-423-0757 1310 in 1954; Summers (Jackman Rd) Rockwood, ME 04478 207-534-7413 b.8/29/20 Worcester, MA; d.3/1/2011 dod_bsm Bronze Star; http://kepler.pratt.duke.edu/Ribbons/Images/dod_dfc.gifDFC x 5 http://kepler.pratt.duke.edu/Ribbons/Images/usn_airm.gif Air Medal x 7; Holy Cross 1942, Naval War College 1955; Mary Curran Larges

Clifton R. Largess Jr., 90, of Hamilton Gate Court, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2011, at his home. He was the beloved husband of Mary R. (Curran) Largess.

Born in Worcester, Mass., he was a son of the late Clifton R. and Winifred K. (Warnke) Largess. Capt. Largess received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross in 1942. He completed General Line School in Newport in 1949 and graduated from the Naval War College in 1955. In 1964 he received a master’s degree in international relations from George Washington University. A 31-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, Capt. Largess served in World War II, Korea and as joint chief of staff during the Vietnam era. He was one of the original pilots that went to war in the Pacific. He was awarded five Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star and seven Air Medals. After his retirement from the Navy, he was the commanding offi cer of the Navy program at the University of Rochester for four years and stayed on as a member of the faculty and interim athletic director. He was a member of the Jamestown Rotary Club, Fleet Reserve Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Military Order of Foreign Wars. He volunteered as a tax aide for the American Association of Retired Persons and was on the Board of Assessment Review. He also served as a delegate for the Constitutional Convention. He was a communicant of St. Mark Church and was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus. Besides his wife, he leaves four sons, Clifton R. Largess III, Mark W. Largess, Matthew C. Largess and Stephen L. Largess; two daughters, Mary C. Lee and Catherine M. Woodward; a brother, Donald Largess; a sister, Jean Largess; and 11 grandchildren. He was the father of the late John J. and Daniel P. Largess, and the brother of the late Kenneth and Robert LargessWalter Larsh AT2 FDR 1964 b.9/10/41; d.12/11/1986 Virginia Beach, VA 

CDR Nils G. Larson (XO 1954-5) (bald man given a blonde wig at a squadron party 1954) b.5/16/11; d.11/27/95 Providence; bur in MA

Robert Peters Larys, Sr CPO Chicago, Quincy, FL 32351, Milton, FL, Pace, FL, Marietta, GA AMH1 Essex 1961 b.10/3/1932; d.3/3/2011; Maggie Lee (Potter) Larys b.1933; d.2010

Aniello (Arnie) Lauri Great River, NY b.9/17/38; d.12/1986 heart attack Valley Forge 1958

Edgar A. Lavimodiere AK2 1954 b.7/31/1931; May be deceased; married Yvette Claire Durand in Woonsocket, RI 5/31/52; son: David b.7/25/53; son: Raymond b.2/1/54. Widow remarried Wm G. Brown 7/1970 in VaBch; he died 1975

Dewey R. Lawing PR3 Hopkinton, RI Intrepid 1955 b.3/25/1929; d.8/18/1983; son: 60 Church St Wood River Jct, RI 02894 401-364-3071

Edwin G. Lawrence, Jr ADAN Randolph 1954 b.3/14/34; d.6/13/05 Jacksonville Beach, FL

CAPT Jerald C. Lawrence d.2004 VA. Not the Gerald Lawrence in West Virginia 8th CO VAW-12

Captain J.C. Lawrence was the CO of VAW 12 when I arrived and he was a very colorful man-swore and drank like a sailor! After he left VAW-12 he became CO of one of the CVS’s, I don’t remember which one. There was a story about him at that time that made Life magazine. It seems he and some of the Admiral’s staff members enjoyed a night on the town in Boston when the ship was anchored in Cape Cod Bay. When it was time to return to the ship, the boats stopped running because of heavy seas So JC and his pals requested a Coast Guard cutter that was tied up nearby, and asked to be taken to their ship. When the LT(jg) who was the OD refused, JC and company commandeered the cutter and went out to the carrier. In coming alongside the carrier they collided with it and damaged the cutter. My memories of this incident are rather hazy, but I do remember, it made the news big time, drunk and disorderly, navy big brass, etc. I often wondered what became of him.  Have you ever heard this story and do you know if any one has or remembers the details better than I? I think there are some other stories about JC Lawrence too – Sayles

Story fm the Independence 1961 crew

Capt. J.C. Lawrence, better known as Jesus Christ Lawrence in those days (early l960) He spied an AT reading a book under the wing of an AD4W, sent the Leading Chief down to bring the kid topside. It was a Tech Manual; the kid was troubleshooting the radar. Case dismissed. In April l960, ATC John Fluke and I received a commission as Ensign. We were brought to the CO and he swore us in. It was customary to have a "wetting down" party and invite officers that we had served with, including the CO. I lived in the Enlisted Trailer Park on base and there was a rec room so I set it up, with a fellow Chief as bartender, and we were in business. I purchased several bottles of bourbon, etc, but only one bottle of scotch. My bartender swore that Capt Lawrence drank that entire bottle and, when he left, the only exit was through a room where a bingo game was going and a friend told me later that he bounced off several vertical beams on the way out. Colorful CO -Ed Harmon

Ronald F. Lawrence AN Enterprise 1962 b.5/19/42; d.1/28/02 Philadelphia

Carl K. Lawson AMS1 Wasp 1966 b.1/20/37; d.11/17/08 Oakfield, GA Bur in OH

Elmo Young Lawson AB3 1953 b.3/21/32; d.6/23/99 Shelbyville, TX; Son: same name

George W. Leach, Jr VC-12 1951 era; USNR LCDR 1325 may not be b.7/25/23; d.7/6/2010 Providence Rhode Island Hospital; Eleanor F. b.4/1/25; d.12/84 Providence, RI; Rita I. Fortin b.1928 d.7/6/2010 also 65 Smith Av Greenville, RI 02828 401-949-0938

Mr. Leach was a machinist general foreman for General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., for 36 years retiring in 1989. A Navy veteran of WWII he piloted a landing craft during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. He served in the African, European and Pacific Theaters of Operation including the invasion of Okinawa.

Bud is widely known for his community involvement. He was a member and President of the Greenville Volunteer Fire Co., Greenville Baptist Church, Greenville Grange 37 and received their Community Service Award. He received the Smithfield Magazine Citizen of the Year Award, was a member of the Smithfield VFW Post 2929 and was one of the founders of the VFW Memorial at Deerfield Park. He was inducted into the Smithfield Heritage Hall of Fame and a committee member, a Boy Scout leader, a member of Friends of Smithfield Cemeteries and placed flags on the graves of deceased firefighters for Memorial Day.

LT(jg) David P. Leap Randolph NAOC 1959, 1960, 1961 b.7/28/32; d.1/17/83; murdered in West Palm Beach, FL in 1983 during an armed robbery; Bur in Iowa; Glenna C. Leap Maitland, FL

LT Richard A. LeBlanc Essex 1962-3 LT(jg) b.10/9/35; d.1/11/1965 Manchester, NH; Son: Marc A. 1960-1980

Stewart C. Leblanc AC3 Independence 1961-2 205 S William Dr Lafayette, LA 70506 337-984-2328 b.4/6/1941; d.9/24/89; Mae Alice b.3/1943; They married after his discharge in 1965

CAPT Thomas Albert “Tom” Ledew USNA 1950 b.1/25/27; d.5/28/91 FL Retired fm Navy weather service LT(jg) in VC-12 Coral Sea 1954; Nancy Waldron Ledew 9280 County Rd 417 Live Oak, FL 32060 386-362-4729 b.1929; d.2008(daughter of LCDR John C. Waldron skipper of Torpedo 8 lost at Midway

CDR Charles Lee XO VAW-12 1956-7 “Let's have a party”

Kenneth Lee AE3 Bon Homme Richard 1953

George H. Lefavour 2223 S Boots St Marion, IN 46953-3144 765-664-5584 1958 AKAN; Mary Ann Died 20 years ago with a dementing illness; Second Wife, Alice M, says he loved the navy and the guys he met in VAW-12

CDR Ned Bruce Leisy Assist O-in-C Forrestal LT NAOC 1962-3 b.8/15/36 Paso Robles; d.2/10/99 Sparks, NV bur Fernley, NV fm NAS Fallon chapel, was the range safety manager for Lockheed Martin at NAS Fallon; Jeane Beryl (Keyes) Leisy; Sons: Ray, Edward, Bryan Leisy of Sparks, NV

Armand Legere AN 1958 b.1937 Sanford, ME d.8/31/1996 NJ; Not 63 Gendron Dr Wells, ME 04090-4040 207-646-6985 Air Force but He knows our man

Raymond A. Lenahan 22 Goldthwaite Rd Worcester, MA 01605-1490 508-853-3251 AKC 1952; b.7/23/1926 NY; d.4/27/82 Worcester, MA; Louise

LT Burton A. Lehman, Material Officer Oriskany 1951 b.4/8/21; d.7/3/91 Olympia, WA

CDR Paul S. Lennon 3608 Kemp Dr Endicott, NY 13760-2410 607-754-2460 LT(jg)1953-5 Bennington cruise; Cat explosion caused switch to Midway and round the world cruise 1955; b.3/12/30; d.12/6/10; Patricia M

John A. Leidinger PNC 1952 prob John R. b.11/14/23; d.2/8/93 Moosic, PA

CDR Robert W. Leonard Glens Falls, NY LT(jg) Tarawa 1953-4, Ticonderoga 1953; Bennington 1953-4 b.1929; d.1988; Barbara J

Alex G. Leslie CPO 1531 Jump School House Rd Felton, DE 19943-2767 302-284-3871 AMS1 FDR 1965; b.4/22/34; d.1/26/2001

Edwin Nelson Leu 3111 20th St Oklahoma City, OK 73108 ADR3 Forrestal 1964; b.8/22/44; d.3/24/1996; Sara Coleman Leu

CAPT Chantee Lewis Newport, RI 02840 401-849-1651 USNA 48A; MBA & PHD Geo. Washington Univ. Finance professor retired, Bryant College Providence, RI; O-in-C Randolph 1961 b.3/3/26 Sacramento, CA; d.9/7/03; Legion of Merit, Bronze Star & air Medal  ; Lorna; Idawalley Zorada Lewis, The Heroine of Newport, Lighthouse keeper at Lime Rock, written up in Naval Institute Proceedings for April 2004, was his grandmother? President Grant called her the bravest woman in America

Donald R. Lewis AL3 Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.12/28/32; d.3/1/2010 Knoxville, TN; Marlene J. (Stockstead) b.3/7/31; d.1/23/01 Edgewater, FL

LCDR Ronald Patterson Lewis America 1967 LT(jg) NFO 13655 77th Ct Sebastian, FL 32958-3442 & 22333 Picadilly Ct Richton Park, IL 60471-2029 b.6/6/1942; d.4/2/1997 Sebastian, FL

CAPT John Davis Libey LT(jg) Bennington 1954; Randolph 1954-5 USNA 1951 b.6/14/28; d.6/25/97 Fort Wayne, IN

CAPT Richard J. Licko 2659 Lisa Ct Northbrook, IL 60062 312-498-5197 LT 1956 Northbrook O-in-C Intrepid cruise 1956 Made 12,000th landing aboard; Joyce b.3/2/22 d.1/12/97

LCDR Harold Eugene Lieding 1433 Blandfield Dr Vienna, VA 22182 703-438-0993 1315 1958 b.7/7/36; d.11/13/03 

Bernard W. Lifka 2750 Iowa Dr #23 15068-3149 New Kensington, PA 724-337-8130 AE2 Lake Champlain 1953 b.4/8/31; d.1/8/08 d/c issued in IL; Marian 

Donald R. Light AC2 1962 Caledonia, MI b.5/16/40; d.3/25/07 4495 County Rd 35 Clarkridge, AR 72623-9485 870-425-4304; Ellen A. Light b.1954; son: Donald E. Light Given, WV 24245 304-372-8636

Wesley E. Lingar b.6/18/32; d.12/79 Knoxville, TN AEAN VC-12 1953

Zera Wilmer Linton 63 Floridana Rd Debary, FL 32713 AD1 Essex 1958 b.3/21/1924; d.9/4/09; m.1945 Kay Frances; m.1965?; m.1970 Ruth Barber Linton b.5/25/25; d.8/25/05 Debary, FL 32713; son: Zera W. Linton, Jr 8605 Sioux Trl Kissimmee, FL 34747-1532 407-396-4851; Julie Marie

Robert S. (Bob) Lipske AT2 Oriskany 1951 b.11/2/29; d.3/1986 Santa Rosa, CA D/C issued in DC

James F. Little PRAN Forrestal 1958; AT2 1962; b.5/12/39; d.8/17/06 Waterbury, CT

Robert William Little ALAN 1953 b.5/18/34; d.1/28/73 Walker, GA

CDR John Gibson Livingston, Jr. Saratoga LT(jg) 1959-60 b.6/26/1934; d.6/21/1986; Marie Antoinette Gainsborough Rd VABCH 23462 b.1935; Dtr: Mary Livingston Doody 2321 First Colony Way Virginia Beach, VA 23450 757-427-2157

Jerome “Jerry” Lawrence Llorens VAW-12 1957 b.4/16/36; d.7/17/06 Houston

LT Leonard Alan Lloyd Randolph 1966 b.6/15/43; d.12/1/68 bur Cemetery of the Pacific Honolulu, HI age 25

William G. Lloyd ADC Leading Chief Forrestal 1958 b.7/10/23; d.5/5/99 South Carolina

Robert Alfred Lochner ADCS 1952 b.6/30/18; d.6/21/07 Hayward, CA

Albert A. Locke Canaan, ME ATAN 1953  b.9/20/34 Newmarket, NH; d.1/29,/2012 at home after a year long battle with cancer.

 He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy from August 1952 to September 1955. After completing electronics school, he was assigned to Squadron VC-12 based at Quonset Point, Rhode Island where he worked in the electronics shop and flew as radar operator on AD-4 and 5N Skyraiders and returned to civilian life in the fall of 1955.In March of 1960, he began a career at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as an electrician and soon returned to the electronics world. Albert received training on both torpedo and missile weapons control systems and was promoted to the Combat Systems Office. There, he began as an electronics technician and had several promotions, some of which were Supervisory Engineering technician, Anti-Submarine Warfare Branch Head and Chief Test Engineer-Weapons. In the latter position, he was responsible for administering the complete test program of the weapons suite of both Attack and Ballistic Missile Submarines, and also planned and supervised the conduct of weapons sea trials. Albert retired from civil service in 1985 and in 1991 acquired his "Class A" driver's license and became a commercial driver for several years.
Albert retired in 1996, purchased a "Class A" motor home to enjoy the chance to travel. Deciding that they enjoyed a transient lifestyle, they sold their home in 1998, traded the motor home for a new diesel pusher coach, and continued to travel.
He had many interests and hobbies over the years including hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, boating, water skiing, wood working, carpentry, motorcycling, and golf. Albert was a member of the American Legion, an Endowment Life Member of the National Rifle Association, the Gold Wing Road Raiders Association and founded the seacoast chapter of GWRRA and directed it for over five years.
Albert is survived by his wife of 34 years, Valerie of Canaan; 3 sons, Lawrence A. Locke and wife Judith of Strafford, N.H., Albert S. Locke and wife Rebecca of St. Marys, Ga. and Kenneth R. Locke of Union, N.H.; three stepchildren, Rebecca Alexander of St. Petersburg, Fla., Marybeth Ambrester of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Thomas L. Vachon of Rollinsford, N.H.; a brother, James A. Locke and wife Chrystal of Cornville; eight grandchildren, Stefanie Berry, Lyndsay Salantri, Heather Newman, Blake Ambrester, Logan Ambrester, Leah Alexander, Eric Locke, and Jessie Locke; four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Lorraine E. Martel and two sisters, June Tetrault and Lois Hatch.

Harold E. Locklear ATR3 Randolph 1965-6; Wasp 1966 b.6/20/42; d.7/3/87 Virginia bur in SC

Barney L. Lockwood AMS3 Randolph 1963; Forrestal 1964 b.4/28/38; d.4/26/04 Champaign, OH; Son: same name in Springfield, OH

CDR Freeman Lee Lofton relieved as O-in-C Wasp 1966 to attend Nav War College Geo Washington Univ, d.age 74 Benbrook, TX; Clarice B. (White)

Alvin N. “Bud” Loftis AD2 1952 b.4/3/1928 Indianapolis; d.6/3/2006 Florence, OR; Jo Ann Loftis 5170 Grand Av Sp 17 Florence, OR 97439-8534 541-997-9549; two daughters: Stephany Harrison of Monroe and Christie Wall of Eugene; a son: David P of Florence; five sisters: Geraldine Schwartz and Mariemma Nelson, both of Sequim, Wash., Pauline Paul of Grand Prairie, Texas, Betty Trongo of Brooksville, Fla., and Alice Fowler of Cleveland, Texas; a brother, Lloyd of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren

John T. Logan AD3 1951 FDR 1953 b.1931; d.4/8/88 Gilmer, GA

Robert Eugene Loker AO2 VC-12 Saipan 1950; b.1928; d.age 79 Lemoore, CA

Mark C. Lombardi Leyte 1952, Boxer 1953; b.3/7/30; d.5/29/00 Malden, MA; Alice A

Wm A. Lonergan AT1 Ticonderoga 1953; Intrepid 1955 Coral Sea 1949 c Barnes b.11/28/20; d.2/17/89 bur Calverton Cem (Long Island)  

CDR Dwight D. (Dog) Long Lake Champlain O-in-C 1954-5 b.2/9/21; d.5/21/99 Frazier Park, CA bur Fort Roseccrans Natl Cem; Dorothy L. b.1922; d.1998  

Otis L. Long AD1 1953 b.2/1/24; d.8/2/89 El Paso

Vincent V. Longo AD1 d.6/10/2000 in Hawthorne, CA; Carol A. Longo 2 Park Lane Glenville, NY 12302-4318 518-399-7246

Thompson H. Longshore AN 1957 Forrestal 1958-9 b.9/9/36; d.10/25/99 Willis Point, TX

Percival L. Longworth AEC b.11/7/20; d.3/29/96 Key West Leading chief, Wasp 1959

Walter E. Lopus (formerly Lopuszynski) 8 Knob Hill Rd Orchard Park, NY 14127 waltlopus1@aol.com NAOC LT(jg) Essex 1958-61 b.2/6/36; d.1/20/2005 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Anne                             

I walked into a newly opened upscale small restaurant in Raleigh, NC this noon and the owner/chef came out to meet me. Name- David Lopuszynski I asked him if he had any relatives in NY or New England Told him I had flown with Walt Lopuszynski and he said I must mean Walt Lopus, who was his uncle. Said Walt had died within the past 2-3 weeks. Said that Walt was one of nine brothers/two sisters and there are cousins scattered everywhere -Flip Shoemaker 2/6/05 

Walt went to work for Honeywell in Buffalo at about the same time I was at IBM in Boston. Some of us from Boston left IBM and started ROMAC, a placement firm. We expanded into other cities and Walt joined our Buffalo office. He later went to Computer Task Group and we stayed in touch for several years -Brad Barton Son: Peter J. Lopus pjlopus@cox.net

Thomas C. Loucas 6001 N Ocean Dr Apt 1102 Hollywood, FL 33019-4618 954-929-0740 athlou@bellsouth.net LT(jg) 1957-1960 NAOC Saratoga Strikeback 1957; Randolph 1958; d.10/9/2011 brain tumor in Stamford, CT; Athena P.

Raymond D. Lougee AN Wasp 1959-60 b.10/4/37; d.8/2/96 Connecticut

John D. Lough 113 Bienville Dr Slidell, LA 70458-1517 PRC 1953

Thomas Vance Loveday 3319 N Bentley Ave Tucson, AZ 85716-1206 520-326-6151 Enterprise 1962 NAOC; b.12/6/37; d.8/28/2010 Pima, AZ; Cheryl L

Paul G. Loveridge CS2 b.1/20/28; d.2/20/00 Largo, FL (RI)

Leon E. Loveless, Sr Perry Point, MD AD3 Forrestal 1958 b.7/8/28; d.11/12/2010; Shirley Fleck Loveless (deceased); Son: LEL, Je (Anna) Conowingo, MD

John Nicholas Lovric ADR2 2420 Port Clinton Rd Lot 42 Fremont, OH 43420-1343 419-334-8697 AD2 Leyte 1948-1950 b.3/13/25; d.8/24/2008 bladder cancer; Mildred

John A. Lowans AN Oriskany 1951 b.1925; d.5/22/1994 age 68 Fannettsburg, PA

Kenneth E. Lowe leading chief CPO Independence 1960-1 b.6.1/32; d.6/9/93 Omaha d/c in IA

Michael F. “Mike” Lowe AC2 Randolph 1962-3 fm Maryland b.8/22/39; d.6/20/11 Hanover, NH; Dianne C. b.1945

Alfred Leo Lozier, Jr 508 Deer Run Port St Lucie, FL 34953-8210 772-879-7035 Essex 1958-60 AD1; b.9/13/1920 Bradley, Maine; d.7/29/2001; Phebe T

CAPT Frank E. Lucken 800 B Av Coronado, CA 92118 619-437-1331 CO VAW-113 1970-71 Ret Systems engineer Booz, Allen & Hamilton b.9/17/32; d.12/20/02; Joyce A

Stanislaus Alexander (Stan) Luczak 730 S Kaiser St Pinconning, MI 48650-7521 989-879-3903 AE3 Essex, Wasp 1961; b.12/9/32; d.10/18/2006; Sara J

Albert J. Lundborg ADRC Saratoga 1962; Det 14 b.10/24/24; d.3/3/89 Ohio

Richard J. Lundy, II Independence 1967 b.5/5/1941; d.1/4/2003 California; Donna

Charles G. Lussier 2833 28th Av S Apt #2 Minneapolis, MN 55406-1584 612-722-1945 Independence 1962 b.1942; Sharon R. (Duthoy) Son –same name- b.1969 Red Lake, MN employment counselor Minnesota Chippewa Nation clussier@mnchippewatribe.org now 541 Hidden Trail Ct SW Bemidji, MN 56601-2569 218-751-1165; Stacy

LT Bernard Geraghty “Bernie” Lynch 126 Hillcrest Av Geneva, NY 14456 315-789-3941 VC-12 1952-56 Lynch's Furniture Co. Inc Geneva, NY 159 & Auburn, NY 13021 LT(jg) 1955 d.12/19/2003; Mary Elizabeth “Liz” (Toole) Lynch b.1931; d.2007

Fredrick M. Lyon AX2 Randolph 1966, Wasp 1966 b.8/18/43; d.10/28/96 Webster, NY; Paula J. 547 Plank Rd Webster, NY 14580-2241 585-671-0509

George T. Lyon Virginia AM1 1953 b.6/15/25; d.6/27/86; Edna Brown

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LCDR John Bennett MacDonald LT Weymouth, MA Wasp 1953; VS-915 South Weymouth 1957-63 b.4/16/25; d.9/23/2004 Portland, ME Worked for Whiting Milk

J. A. Mack AC1 1951 b.6/12/26; d.10/1990

LCDR Stanislaw M. Mackey 15853 Thiel Way Grass Valley, CA 95949-6816 530-477-9238 LCDR 1957 O-in-C Lake Champlain 1957; b.6/8/1919; d.2/17/2008; Dorothy M

LCDR Duncan Winchester Mackiernan 1953 Non pilot b.8/25/1921; d.1/24/1999 Brandon, FL. Ham license WB4TUN; Brother of Douglas S. Mackiernan CIA operative shot by Tibetan Border guards while fleeing the chicoms in 1950

LT William V. Macon b.2/1/26; d.12/6/92 Mobile, AL NAOC Wasp 1952; 1953 USS FDR

CDR Ralph J. Mahar Pembroke, ME 04666 207-726-4768 LSO 1953; LT in 1953-4 Mindoro 1951; FDR carqual 1953; Wasp 1953 11/21/19-7/6/88 San Diego Bur in Mass

Carl K. Mains 119 Nancy Dr Millington, TN 38053 Saratoga 1959 d.12/27/93 after a stroke. Widow recalls that he went over the side of Forrestal when she had a fire

Louis (n) Major b.5/26/1934 AMH3-AIC 1961-4 Forrestal 1960-1; Independence 1962, Saratoga 1963, FDR 1964 First black aircrewman b.5/26/34; d.4/9/2006 LaFourche, LA

Joe E. Malinowski 10829 Kulshan Rd Woodway, WA 98020 425-778-5006 CPO Lake Champlain 1959 Everett, WA runs Joe E. Malinowski Excavating Co b.4/3/1923; d.11/30/09; Margie Malinowski b.1925

Charles D. Malone AN Randolph 1963 b.7/26/44 d.12/21/95 Dallas, TX 

Jon Patrick Malone 13194 88th Av Seminole, FL 33776 727-392-5460 AA Wasp 1960; Det 14 1961 to VAW-33 1961; b.1942; d.2008; Katherine M.; son: Jon L. Malone same address

LT(jg) Joseph F. Maloney 1948 nosed up a TBM in a snowbank 12/22/48 Plankowner b.10/3/1923; d.11/17/1995 Glenside, PA (bur in OH)

C. (Cornelius) E. Jr.”Neil” Mandel 15681 Skylinks Cir Westminster, CA 92683 714-892-4738 LT 1955-8 Forrestal 1957; Mike (Delores) delor29@gmail.com His wife got him a copy of Guppy Pilot for his birthday 5/31/04. d.12/7/2004; Dtr: Bridget Mandel-Fawcett bridgefawcett@socal.rr.com

LCDR Donald Zee Manheimer 1602 Lawndale Rd Kingsville, TX 78364 Independence 1965 b.3/31/1933; d.3/10/08 pilot; LDS church; Jolene Douglas Manheimer b.7/29/1934; d.5/17/07

LT(jg) R. J. Manning Saipan 1950; Wright 1951 b.4/26/27; d.1/1984

Edward F. Marecki 9 Wellington Ct Lewes, DE 19958-1290 302-644-0529 efm55@verizon.net LT(jg) Bennington 1955, Lake Champlain 1955-6 Navcad class 36-52 Villanova; d.8/26/2010; Louise; Son: edward.marecki@state.de.us                                             

Married for 48+ years; One son, 47 years old One grand daughter. Completed freshman year at York College, PA. I worked for 16 years in business primarily in the field of acquisitions. Then taught and was the director of the business division of Delaware Tech for 24 years. Retired in 1996; Live at the Delaware Beach

LCDR George Paul Markovits 4305 S Atlantic #2 New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-4020 386-428-6640 abledog1@aol.com 1951-1953 FDR 1951 & 1953; b.4/17/27; d.5/2/08                                                     

I made my Med cruise with Jack Hannigan, Fred Wilder, Dick Greenwood & John Buerger aboard Roosevelt. Was with Chuck Olmstead when he did his wings folded take off dido; Became LSO under Ralph Marr & Stan Doher. Went on to PG School, then Associate professor at Univ Of  Mississippi; Then did Hangar deck, flight deck & finally A/C handling officer, all aboard Forrestal; Last job was XO VA-65, aboard Enterprise while we were involved in chasing the Russian missiles out of Cuba

LT(jg) Oliver F. Marion 1953-5 Wasp 1953; carqual FDR 1953 b.4/10/22; d.12/1/1992 East Greenwich, RI. SAAB car sales

James L. Maronza AE3 Saratoga 1958 b.12/1/37; d.4/24/98 Walworth, NY

Earl G. Martin, Jr AA Essex 1964 b.3/20/1944; d.11/24/1994 work: 2704 Westwood Av Baltimore, MD 21216-3547 443-992-2283 Auto dealer

LCDR William Townsend Martin LT Essex 1964 b.2/27/24 PA; d.4/19/02 Frederick, MD Bur Arlington Natl Cem; Alice Honey Desmond Martin; Children: William Desmond Martin, Kathleen Branick, Deborah Christie, Dana Kauffman, Melinda Metz, Pamela Barkley, Christopher Martin, Angela Martin, Alex Martin, Erin Latimer Commander Martin retired from the U.S. Navy in 1968 as an Electronic Warfare Officer after more than 25 years service. For the next 18 years worked for Special Warfare Laboratories in Centreville, VA as a Staff Specialist and upon leaving there, he spent a couple of years with Mitre, a think tank located in Tysons Corner. He was a member of St. Timothy's Catholic Church in Walkersville.
 

Anthony Martinez

Orlando Guillermo Martinez, Jr. AA 1961 Essex b.6/6/45; d.5/12/91 Phoenix

Arnold W. Martz ADR2 Enterprise 1962 b.1933; d.2002; Eleanor D. 2829 11th St Kenosha, WI 53140-1178 262-553-9265; Dtr: Colleen R. Larsen

John L. Marvick 36 Cordova St Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3629 AN Saratoga 1963-4 b.5/22/1941; d.1/1/2006; Joyce S

Robert B. Marvin 7244 Lincoln Lockport, NY 14094 716-434-1207 mar1207@adelphia.net AT2 1952-1955 Tarawa 1952-3 Xerox engineer; b.8/13/32; d.4/25/2012; Rose Villella

James (nmi) “Jim” Mash former naval aviator fm Salt Lake City became NFO in VC-12 1952; FDR 1953; b.10/7/24; d.7/15/96 c Brain Tumor Salt Lake City, UT. Landed an SNJ once in a snowstorm in the Utah mountains out of fuel and walked out

James Franklin Masters 50777 State Hywy 821 Ava, OH 43711 AKAN Wasp 1958 & 1959 LDM Technologies Byesville, OH b.8/14/1939; d.7/18/02; Linda Sue Nichelson Masters d.2000

John Matejko AT1 1961 b.7/6/26; d.11/8/1992 Pensacola bur Barrancas Natl Cem

William Marcellus (Bill) Mathews CDR Saratoga 1958 Forrestal 1962 Saratoga 1960-1 ENS 1355; CO VAW-78 1978-80 worked for Corps of engineers b.4/22/37; d.3/4/1995 Norfolk c Brain tumor; Lee Edmonston attended his services

Robert B. Marvin 7244 Lincoln Lockport, NY 14094 716-434-1207 mar1207@adelphia.net AT2 1952-1955 Tarawa 1952-3 d.4/25/2012; Rose V

LCDR Edmond K. Matta Medford, NJ LT(jg) NAOC Independence 1960 b.1/14/34; d.8/9/01; Barbara L. Matta 2 Westwood Ct Medford, NJ 08055-9327 609-654-4823  

Ed Matta was instrumental in naming the plane the "Willy Fudd" Captain J.C. Lawrence, skipper of VAW-12 in Quonset Point, hated the name and forbade the use of it He came to visit the Independence on a work up cruise. When he approached Ready Two he almost had a stroke. Ed Matta had put a sign on the ready room door which read, "Ready Room Two Farm of the Fabulous Fudds". But ComSecondFleet said to the skipper, "We're sure glad to have your Fudds aboard J.C.!" The name stuck.

Richard T. Matter 31320 SR7 S Garden City, MO 64747 AN 1954 b.10/19/35; d.5/4/2010

Donald R. Matthews SN Lake Champlain 1953 b.7/5/34; d.7/15/2006 Grandy, NC

George Foster Matthews ENS b.6/28/29; d.10/28/03 Folcroft, PA; 6/15/1952 ditched and injured near Barnegat Light AD4N Engine quit at 1200 feet Ellis F. Green AT1 was with him

Ernst F. Mausolf ADC 1953 b.12/16/19; d.9/9/97 Telford, TN Andrew Johnson Natl Cem

Vincent E. Maxwell ADC 109 Willow Oaks Rd Richmond, VA  23238-7225 804-784-5059 Forrestal 1961-2 b.10/3/1919; d.8/20/2004

LCDR Vaden R. Mayers b.4/25/1912; d.12/17/1999 Redwood City, CA FDR 1953; Geraldyne S 170 Woodside Dr Redwood City, CA b.4/14/26; d.9/11/06

Jack C. Maynard AM1 “Boy commander” Bennington 1953 b.11/6/26; d.12/15/87 West Virginia

Jack C. Mays AD3 1952 b.10/7/21; d.7/6/2008 Burlington, NC (fm PA)

Vincent E. Maxwell ADC 109 Willow Oaks Rd Richmond, VA  23238-7225 804-784-5059 Forrestal 1961 b.10/3/19; d.8/26/04 d/c issued in NY

Donald Floyd McAnally Nashville, TN AMSAN Saratoga 1963-4 Died of heart failure 1988; June M b.9/18/46; d.7/1991; Son: Sean Patrick McAnally 4005 Tea Garden Way Antioch, TN 37013 Sean_McAnally@captainds.com 615-365-8050

Edward J. McAvoy SN 1953 b.11/2/34; d.3/16/02 Bayshore, NY

Thomas D. McBride ATAN 1952 b.3/18/31; d.11/7/10 township of Washington, NJ

William Earle McBride b.4/3/1938; d.2/16/2001 Mobile, AL ADR3 Saratoga 1960 & 1961-2

Allen F. McCabe AM FDR 1961 fm Pittsburgh poss. b.7/7/41; d.7/84

Bruce R. McCabe AN Hornet 1955 b.1/29/34; d.4/11/06 Maryland

Robert F. McCabe YNSN Midway 1955-6 fm Bel Harbor, Rockaway Beach Hit changing a tire R arm crushed 1958. Became a priest? 1133 Andora Av Coral Gables, FL 33146-3214 305-667-7990 b.5/22/36; d.1/21/98

Daniel L. McCallister AD3 1953 b.5/22/32; d.9/18/96 Grottoes, VA

Jerry B. McCann 4972 Secluded Pines Dr NE Marietta, GA 30068 770-552-8883 Losia LT(jg) Intrepid 1956 Atlanta Wire Works Co; d.11/23/2005 Daughter: Losia Tomlinson e-mail losiat@aol.com )

CDR Rodney McCartney O-in-C Wasp 1966 in VA b.8/30/31; d.5/3/99; Darlene D. McCartney 5717 Chippewa Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23462 757-497-7130

Vincent J. McCarvill AE2 Coral Sea 1956 d.4/1/28 d.2003 in Newport, NC; son with the same name 252-223-5411

John J. McClemens AD3 1953 b.8/28/30; d.5/7/97 Edison, NJ

LT(jg) Joseph A. McCloy 1958—Essex 1961 Fm Smithtown L.I. Knew Bransfield’s brothers at St Anne’s Academy in NYC as a youth. b.10/19/36; d.2/4/01 Climax Springs, MO -Lake of the Ozarks D/c issued in NY 

CDR Francis R. “Dick” McCluskey FDR Carqual 1953, Coral Sea 1954 b.5/20/30 OH; d.9/28/91 Riverside, CA

Carl A. McClymont YN3 1950 b.11/6/32; d.7/21/2000 Fort Lauderdale, FL bur RI; Carlene & Denzel McClymont 5 Rose St E. Hartford, CT 06108-1656 860-206-8305

LCDR Marvin Burnell McCubbins 7032 Doumar Dr Norfolk, VA 23518 757-855- 0515 LT 6602 sent to VAW-121 in 3/1967; b.5/18/22; d.8/25/08; Mildred Marlene d.2006

 Lt. Cmdr. Marvin Burnell McCubbins passed away in his home Aug. 25, 2008, surrounded by his family. Marvin proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy for 30 years. He was aboard the USS Saint Louis in Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, followed by wartime service in many areas of the South Pacific. When his country needed him, he proudly served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He joins his wife of almost 60 years, Mildred Marlene McCubbins, who predeceased him in 2006. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Helen Ward and husband Rob of Norfolk; sons, Ron McCubbins and wife Linda of Norfolk, Jerry McCubbins and wife Judi of Salem, Ore., and Bob McCubbins and his wife Debby of Jamestown, N.C

Gilbert Franklin McCulley ATC 1945 Eastland Av Ripley, TN 38063-8289 731-221-8772 ATC Randolph 1965, FDR 1967-8 b.4/1/1937; d.9/19/2007 Magnolia, TX; Marie b.1941

William D. McCune AMS3 Intrepid 1967, Wasp 1967 b.11/25/45; d.9/18/90 Pinckneyville, IL

LT(jg) Ed McCutcheon leukemia mid 1990s Lennox Hill Hosp, NY Saratoga 1957; Randolph 1958

LCDR John G. “Jack” McDermott Essex 1964; LCDR O-in-C Randolph 1965 d.1/17/1984, heart attack

John T. McDermott AD3 Lake Champlain 1953 later PO2 b.4/9/34; d.11/1/99 Hillsborough, NH

Roger Earl (R.E.) McDuffie AT3 hurrevac 1958 b.8/29/38; d.6/20/81 Bartow Florida; Martha Ann

Loren D. McElfresh 609 Spang Av Leechburg, PA 15656-8240 724-845-8268 ATNAN Saratoga 1966 Wasp 1967; b.8/12/1946; d.8/28/2010

Jack C. McFarland SN 1954 b.8/28/35; d.10/21/06 Twinsburg, OH

Michael T. “Mike” McGeehan PR3 (McGehan is the way they spelled it) Forrestal 1966; Essex and Wasp 1967 b.6/26/46; d.8/27/97 in PA

John R. McGinty 34333 Rosslyn St Westland, MI 48185-3661 b.1934 Fm Paoli, IN AM1 Valley Forge 1958; Intrepid 1958 b.2/1934; d.3/29/05; He chose not to become CPO. Beverly A

CDR Waldo Jerry "Buddy" McGrady Wyoming & Raleigh, WV 1957 b.8/2/12; d.5/31/93 Green Cove Springs, FL; Naval Aviation pilot 1937; Pearl Harbor survivor; Laura S.

Terry W. McGregor AA Saratoga 1959, Essex 1960 b.9/20/40; d.5/16/98 Griffith, IN

LCDR John V. "Jack" McGuane 75 3rd Av #23 Chula Vista, CA 91910 619-420-5445 LT 1951 FDR; 1952 BHR under Charlie Blanchard WWII OS2U pilot off cruisers/battleships Later practiced law (pronounce like MaGwan) fm Greenfield, MA b.4/15/23; d. 4/12/2011; Abigail M. b.1973

Paul M. McGucken Pilot 1950 b.6/12/1925 d.5/24/1993 San Diego, CA

John J. McHugh AD3 1951 b.5/14/31; d.2/29/96 Fairfield, CT

Arthur J. McKay AE1 1951 b.4/14/26; d.1/15/98 Shippensburg, PA or b.11/19/23; d.4/9/88 Franklin, MA

ENS William E. McLuckie Boxer 1953; 1951 pilot Cold Cat shot USS Palau 3/30/50 in TBM. b.8/13/23; d.12/1971; Betty L. McLuckie 1721 Whiteside Ln Virginia Beach, VA 23454 757-228-3642

Frank McKenna AN 1956 Intrepid b.7/15/35; d.10/81 Nesconset, NY

LCDR John H. McKenzie, 1036 Saw Pen Point Trl Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757-495-1085 b.8/1934 LCDR America 1967; Beatrice N. 512 Bunker Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23462-4508 757-499-1766 b.1934; He and his wife had a Mexican food manufacturing bakery in the Norfolk area in the 1970’s; Sons: John H. III, Barry G. 512 Bunker Dr VABCH, VA 23462-4508 757-499-1766; dtr: Belinda M. Elmer (Joseph S) 1643 Eagle Nest Cir Winter Springs, FL 32708-5922 407-365-2917 (NIS)

ENS William E. McLuckie USS Boxer 1953; 1951 pilot Cold Cat shot USS Palau 3/30/50 in TBM. b.8/13/23; d.12/1971; Betty L. McLuckie 1721 Whiteside Ln Virginia Beach, VA 23454 757-228-3642

Gene Howard McMahan 1432 Cunningham Rd W Seymour, TN 37865 865-983-8105 ADRAA Saratoga 1962; Det 14 retired fm Alcoa b.3/14/41; d.4/25/2012; Marie Rogers McMahan b.11/6/46; Son: Dwayne. David Paul b.9/26/78; d.6/9/2000

Walter J. McMahon AEC Randolph 1956; Saratoga 1957 b.1/10/24; d.1/26/91 NJ

Buford D. McManus 15 Pike St West Warwick, RI 02893 401-821-0934 AMHC Forrestal 1957 b.11/24/17; d.11/27/1984 Exeter, RI; Rose C. b.1920; Son: William H. McManus 14 Sweet Hill Rd Cumberland, RI 02864 Natalia wmcmanus@cox.net

LCDR Donald W. McMaster 1961 O-in-C Franklin Roosevelt 1961-2 b.6/29/24; d.3/11/94 San Diego D/C issued in NJ bur Arlington Natl Cem

George L. McMasters, Jr. Saratoga 1960 Chief Warrant officer b.1923 400 Mathis Rd Hazelhurst, GA 31539-7324 912-375-7264; Lucille P. b.1918

Roy A. McMinn, Jr AN 1952 Father: Roy Alvin, Sr b.5/24/1995 Virginia; d.1949 Lexington, NC

Douglas (n) McNair SA Forrestal 1962-3 b.7/31/43; d.4/21/75 in Virginia; 711 Calvert Blvd Cove Lusby, MD 20657

James Raymond McNaughton ATS3 1961 6888 SW 85th Pl Ocala, FL 34476 352-237-5764 b.8/41; d.5/05

Martin J. McNeil ALC 1953 b.2/11/27; d.12/9/91 PA

William A. McNett 79959 39th St Decatur, MI 49045-8959 269-423-7636 AT2 Intrepid 1956-7; Coral Sea 1957-8; Wasp 1958; b.2/6/36; d.9/28/08 Kalamazoo, MI; Arlene

Luther C. McPherson AT2 Forrestal 1958 b.1/15/37; d.11/16/2011 Tyler, TX; Ida Mae (Vars)

CAPT John Theodore McQuesten, Jr 6313 Barrister Alexandria, VA 22307-1215 703-765-6011 1993 Coquina Way Coral Springs, FL 33071 LT(jg) Forrestal 1958-9 b.7/31/1929 Great Barrington, MA; d.11/13/2012; Ruth Brightbill McQuesten b.1929

He attended Agawam High School prior to entering Columbia College, Columbia University on an NROTC scholarship. Following graduation from Columbia he was commissioned Ensign, USN in March 1953 and was subsequently promoted to the grade of Commander to rank from 1 July, 1967. Following commissioning, Commander McQuesten served as Main Propulsion Assistant and Engineer Officer in USS VESOLE (DDR-878). He later received flight training at Pensacola, Florida and after being designated a Naval Aviator in June, 1955, he served a tour as a Primary Flight Instructor. Subsequent tours of duty included Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron TWELVE; Staff, Commander Destroyer Development Group TWO; USS FRED T. BERRY (DD-858); USS SAN MARCOS (LSD-25); and the office of the Secretary of Defense where he served as an Assistant Deputy Director, Administration for the International Planning Staff of the NATO Military Committee. While serving in the latter capacity Commander McQuesten was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for outstanding performance of duty. Commander McQuesten served as Executive Officer, USS KEPPLER (DD-765) from December 1966 to September 1968. CO USS NORRIS 1970-1, from duty as Operations and Plans Officer staff of Commander Cruiser Destroyer Flotilla TWO.  

John R. McTammany LT (MC) 186 Palermo Pl Lady Lake, FL 32159 1964 b.7/11/35; d.3/22/06 bur in SC

Dewey Euezelle McWhorter ADR3 Essex 1961 Felton, GA b.10/4/37; d.11/22/82; Beulah P. with Richard McWhorter Box 312 RR2 Booneville, KY 41314-8990 606-593-7041 b.1963

CDR John J. Meagher, Jr OD 6 Stoneybrook Rd Medfield, MA 02052 508-359-6757 1951-53 LT pilot Coral Sea 1952 b.1923; d.11/13/2011; Lucille S. (Levesque); Sons: John J. III “Trip” (Almarine) Hull, MA & Stephen S. (Janice) Stonington, CT; Dtrs: Michelle M. Arlington, MA, Kim K. Reed (John) Eliot, ME, Elizabeth E. “Beth” Wytas (Matt) Tolland, CT

CDR Alvin Leland Meints b.2/19/21; d.11/21/02 Fairfax VA Squadron maintenance officer 1962; USNA 1945 bur Arlington Natl Cem

Ronald Martin Melgaard LT(jg)1958 fm Erie, PA; Died suddenly at age 37 Never married; Sister: Marilyn Melgaard 4570 Lake Rd Erie, PA 16511 814-898-3845; From VF(AW)4 with Bollenbacher, Pearson, Sassi, Evrard, Shenk & Nelson

CDR Charles M. Melhorn (Navy Cross) b.7/20/18; d.10/1983 Los Angeles, CA Ticonderoga 1955-6 Author of TWO BLOCK FOXCommander Melhorn led a charmed life from the time of his enlistment in the V-7 program in 1940 until his retirement in 1961. His PT boat was blown up at Guadalcanal in 1942; he then survived a plane crash during flight training, a midair collision, attacks on the Japanese fleet in 1945, a tour on Rear Admiral Jocko Clark's Carrier Division Four staff in 1949-1950, and a night ditching at sea in the Mediterranean in the 1950s. Through all of that, he managed to retain the delightful sense of humor                                                                                                                            The Horn invited several junior officers to his home in Quonset. He had us sitting around the pool that summer afternoon & called his dog out. This was some kind of shepherd as I recall it, but in any case it was one big fierce looking beast. The Horn called it to his side & commanded that it "Smile" The dog did so, exposing vicious looking great white fangs That was one scary looking beast We were very impressed & The Horn had a good laugh I've tried over the years with every dog I owned to duplicate that trick, but never succeeded- George Markovits

L. F. “Duke” Memoli 1958-9 LT Saratoga pilot b.8/12/1929; d.7/15/84 Massapequa Park, NY

Lloyd K. Merchant AD1 Cloud Lake, FL (by West Palm Beach Intnl airport) b.1922; d.1981 Ticonderoga 1953-5; Intrepid 1955; Ruth N. Merchant 2534 Boundbrook Dr S Apt 116 W Palm Beach, FL 33406-8683 (Cloud Lake) 561-967-1357 (CPA)

Capt Paul Glenn Merchant b.8/2/29; d.5/31/93 Pensacola LT Valley Forge 1958, LSO c Wasp 1961 bur Barrancas Natl Cem

John W. Merical Intrepid b.10/24/34 Marion, MT; d.10/16/01 Oviedo, FL

George W. Merrill 15 Scribner St Patten, ME 04765 LT Leyte 1951 b.11/26/17; d.1/5/98; Shirley P. Merrill b.10/1917

William F. Merritt SN 1952 b.8/14/35; d.9/14/89 Virginia

Daniel S. Merski 712 Hess Av Erie, PA 16503 814-456-9334 AN 1953 b.11/29/31; d.5/22/09; Mary Ann (Daub) Merski

Daniel S. Merski  77 of Erie died Friday May 22, 2009 at Hamot Medical Center. He was born in Erie November 29, 1931 son of the late Steve and Lottie Federowicz Merski. Dan served in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired employee of GE, and he enjoyed golfing, bowling and traveling. In his youth, Dan was a boxer and won the Golden Gloves in 1949. He was preceded in death by a daughter Sharon Peters. Survivors include, his wife Mary Ann Daub Merski of Erie, daughters Carolyn Donnell and husband David of Erie, and Peaches "Joyce" Grolemund and husband Earl of North East, sons Daniel Merski and David Merski both of Erie, step-daughters Jackie Risley of Avon Lake Ohio, and Nichole Risley of Erie, son-in-law Russell Peters of North East, sister Alice Krantz and husband Bruce of Marietta Georgia and brother Robert Merski and wife Millie of Erie.

Ned Messer ASMCS PR1 1952 b.10/19/21; d.12/3/94 San Diego Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem  

Donald J. Mester Bennington 1953; Coral Sea 1955 AN d.10/13/90 Greenfield, MA

David E. Meyer ENS-LT(jg) Essex 1962-3; Forrestal 1964 b.10/9/37; d.2/3/02 Coventry, RI-to Westerly, RI

Donald L. Meyers ADRAN Saratoga 1966 b.9/18/46; d.2/24/06 Lake Wales, FL; bur in IN

William R. Michael CHMACH 5505 Adm Doyle Rd Pensacola, FL 32506;  b.1919;  Irene

Wilfred L. Michaud AM1 Midway 1955 d.age 58 Woonsocket, RI                                                                     

Raul Michelichi AMEC Wells Rd Sanford, ME 04073 207-324-8924 malfjunt@psouth.net 1960 AMS1 Essex 1961; Wasp 1959-60; d.7/9/2007 cancer; Charlotte

Roy K. Mickus 20847 81st Loop Dunellon, FL 34431 fm N Babylon, NY, AA 1952; b.1932; d.2011; Catherine E.; sons: Theodore A. & Zeno J

 Robert A. (Bob) Middleton AMAN 1953 b.8/23/34 Tulsa; d.6/22/03 Hammond, LA

Leonard Miesse ALC 1953 b.7/29/17; d.10/77 Vancouver, WA

Walter G. Miete 724 Alna Rd Alna, ME 04535-3832 207-882-7779; Maintenance Officer 1959-61; b.10/16/1919; d.5/12/2010; Obit in Wings of Gold Fall 2010; Mertie Jo

B. N. Miller LT Assist O-in-C Forrestal 1962-3 (Benjamin in MA age 74? Gone now) Possibly Benjamin N. b.4/6/34; d.12/1987, Plainfield, NJ d/c issued in SC

Christopher Lee Miller ADJAN America 1966-7 b.9/13/47; d.3/19/2003 Ponca City, OK; Connie Lou (Fugate)

Clarence T. Miller AEC Randolph 1966 b.4/2/20; d.11/5/96 Farmington, MO

Clifford L. Miller 807 Erie Dr Romeoville, IL 60446 b.4/34; d.2007; AN 1952; Carolyn T. moved to 255 Big Sky New Braunfels, TX 78132-4431`830-624-4365

Dennis D. Miller AMS2 USS America 1966-7 dbmillerinc@hotmail.com (failed) b.11/10/42; d.8/2/06 Nashville, TN bur in Middle Tenn Veterans’ Cem

Edward D. Miller AD3 1951 b.4/15/32; d.1/15/98 Escondido, CA

Edward G. Miller AD3 1954 Oriskany 1953 b.3/8/34; d.2/27/06 Ithaca, NY

George A. Miller, Jr AD1 1951 b.1/8/26; d.11/11/1999 Maxwell, NE

Hal D. Miller AN Oriskany 1951 b.4/8/30; d.7/27/2010 North Carolina

Jack Clyde Miller ATS3 Essex 1961 b.1941; d.10/7/95 Patnego, TX; m.5/63 Syble Ruth (Hardin) 2650 W Park Row Dr #207 Patnego, TX 76013-6746 817-261-5436

James H. Miller YN1 1951 b.11/3/1924; d.11/21/1992 bur Fort Rosecrans Cem, San Diego, CA

Ralph Douglas Miller AN Intrepid 1955 b.5/21/35; d.12/22/09 1243 Josephine St Lakeland, FL 33815 863-683-0648

Robert N. Miller Moss Point, MS ATWAN Essex 1964, ATR2 Randolph 1966 Survived the Holman ditching in ‘66. ARAMCO ran gas separation plant in Saudi; b.1/4/46; d.6/20/05 Escondido, CA; Brenda

Wayne R. Miller ATR3 Randolph 1962 fm Penna b.3/26/42; d.9/4/98; Son: John D. 28 Wyndham Ln Chester Springs, PA 19425 610-280-9638

CAPT Robert M. Milner 1951-3 4th CO VAW-12  Great skipper and aviator and a Pax River test pilot as well. Flew Hungarians out in ’56 -Capt Haskell b.9/7/1911; d.8/24/74 bur Arlington Natl Cem;  Brownie P. b.1/31/18; d.3/25/88 Baton Rouge

Robert C. Mills ATN3 Randolph 1965 b.1/24/44; d.8/16/00 New Castle, VA or b.12/30/44; d.2/22/2011 Pataskala, OH

Carmen Minardi SA 1954 b.8/12/37; d.4/26/06 Rushsylvania, OH

R. J. Minkus AD Leyte 1950-1 Air medal                                                                 Robert Jay Minkus b.1946 in Skokie, IL may be the son. He’s a pediatrician 9972 Woods Dr #2 Skokie, IL

Terry F. Miskell 67 Marquis Rd Freeport, ME 04032-6476 207-865-4496 themiskells@gwi.net LT(jg) Forrestal 1956 b.1931; d.9/11/05; Judith

Stanley Everett Mixon Oklee, MN (prior Roswell & Rio Rancho, NM, Salt Lake City) VAW-12 1960-63 Forrestal 1963 b.11/11/38 Texas; d.12/30/2012 Erskine, MN; Winifred (Galassini); Son: Larry douglas Mixon b.3/23/69; Dtr (adopted) Tanya Kimball (John) Oklee, MN 

Captain Arthur Lowell (Art) Moberly LCDR pilot O-in-C Saratoga 1963; Enterprise 1964; Univ Illinois; b.7/7/26 Hammond, IL; d.8/26/07 Orange Park, FL; Mandy b.1918; d.2002;  Dtr: Sheryl Luchtefeld (Daniel) of Lexington, KY, Diane Henson (Kevan) of Colorado Springs, CO; son, James Moberly of Benson, AZ, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

CAPTAIN, USNR, (ret) Leslie Eugene Mokry 2849 Keever Rd Lebanon, OH 45036-8823 513-932-2707 lesmokry@yahoo.com LT NAOC 1954 Otterbein College, Oberlin College; Citizens Federal Bank b.12/14/1921; d.3/16/2012 Flew N2S, SNJ, F4F, F6F USS Bon Homme Richard, TBF wpe4   Marilyn (Mickey)

I was Personnel Officer when first assigned to VC-12 and promoted to Administrative Officer when LCDR FLYNN was detached and served in that capacity until I was detached in SEP 1954 I did go to sea once as O-in-C of a Carqual cruise off Quonset For collateral duty I was assigned as Traffic Officer to ensure that only authorized persons parked in the reserved parking spots at the hangar I still have the badge the metal benders made for me 

LT(jg) Delman C. Moll 504 Derby Dr York, AL 36925 205-392-4701 1961-3 Pilot Saratoga 1961-2 Fleet manager McElroy Trucking; b.11/5/1937; d.3/20/2005 Beijing, China; Frances Gordy Moll

Delman C. Moll, age 67, of York, Sumter, died March 20, 2005 in Beijing West Hill Hospital in Beijing, China. Survivors include his wife Frances Gordy Moll of York, Ala.; sons:  D. Brant Moll of Atlanta, Ga, and R. Ashley Walker of Meridian, Miss;  sister: Wanda M. McKracken of New Mexico; brother, Gerald Moll of Gillette, Wyo.
Del was a mild-mannered, loving and devoted husband and a very proud father. He loved gardening and was an avid reader.
He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from May 21, 1959 until Jan. 2, 1965. He served as a pilot and a flight instructor

Billy R. Monroe AD3 Wasp 1958 b.11/17/37; d.8/17/92 Alabama

James F. Montisano Claymont, DE; Douglassville, PA AK3 Bennington 1956 b.2/22/36; d.7/1/96 later sp3 USA; Gloria J

LT Ernest G. Montmarquet b.3/26/1923; d.2/29/1988 North Kingstown, RI NAOC FDR 1953; Catherine M. b.11/3/23; d.3/5/2011 VaBch

James Howard Moody, II ENS NAOC 1958-60 then wife Maxine (friend of G. Leisch) Lake Champlain 1958 & 1959 315 Barricks Rd Louisville, KY 40229 502-957-6015 b.5/21/34; d.3/6/1997; Amy; son: James Howard III (Jimm) b.7/1960 2502 Turnertown Rd Franklin, KY 42134-6089 270-598-9835

LCDR Frank Gordon Moody Saipan 1950, O-in-C Leyte cruise 1952; FDR 1950 b.7/18/22; d.6/14/89 Louisburg, KS

He was from New York and raised by John W. and Lillie Kelly. He's listed as "no relation" and living with them in the 1940 census.  Frank joined the Navy and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander and was involved in the development of instrument landing systems on carriers.

Thomas Owen Moon, Sr AEM3 fm Rustburg, VA later Evington, VA (Lynchburg) Midway 1955 b.12/25/34; d.8/10/2006; Son: TOM, Jr, Lynchburg; Dtrs: Kelli Worsham Forest VA & Sandra Wright Lynchburg

Brice A. Moore LT Independence 1962, Essex 1963, FDR 1964 b.12/28/36; d.7/84 NY fm Tennessee; Bill Howell’s friend & flight instructor; Wayne State Univ

Edward R. Moore, Jr AD3 1952 b.6/12/32; d.6/14/71 Bushnell, FL

John T. Moore AD1 1951 b.12/25/26; d.2/3/2002 Pascoag, RI

Maynard Frank Moore 1178 Cove Landing Rd Atlantic Beach, FL 32233-6378 ATAN Forrestal 1958-9 b.11/28/1938; d.12/1508; Katherine A

E. L. Moreau RI b.9/19/1933; d.3/15/89

Robert L. Morlan ATN3 Forrestal 1962-3 b.11/14/41 Illinois; d.1/15/95 Sebastian, FL; Marlene 121 Curtis Cir Sebastian, FL 32958 561-589-1852

LCDR Adrian Bass Morris, Jr b.11/6/25; d.3/13/1980 Thompson, GA LT

Ronald E. Morris AMEAN Wasp 1967 b.10/15/1948; m. Patricia Arter 12/30/66 Tulare, CA; or b.4/12/48; d.3/11/97 bur in Forest Lawn Cem Los Angeles

Richard K. Morrison 81 Dog Ranch Rd LaLuz, NM 88337-9410 b.3/1932; d.12/5/01 parachute rigger 1952-4; Lake Champlain 1953; Nancy M

Donald G. Morse AD1 1951 b.3/6/21; d.12/1/96 Salem, NH (MA)

William P. Morton, Jr ADRC Essex ADR1 1966 San Diego b.4/23/22 Collins, MO; d.3/3/93 San Diego

James F. “Jim” Motyka AMH3 1 Renaissance Pl Palatine, IL 60067 847-485-8895 AA Wasp 1966, AN Intrepid 1967, Essex 1967; VAW-121 Intrepid, Lexington and FDR; d.1/6/2011 stroke & heart failure

Paul R. Mounce LCDR Galliano, LA LT(jg) 1957-8 b.9/16/35; d.5/1/09

George H. Moyer 4996 Zimmer Dr Columbus, OH 43232-6046 (Groveport) 614-837-1187 AD3 1953; b.5/25/31; d.5/2/13; Julia W. b.1929

George H. Moyer, 81, of Groveport, died on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Emeritus at Lakeview. He was born May 25, 1931 to the late Andrew Moyer and LuLu Mae Townsend Moyer and was a graduate of Portsmouth East High School, Class of 1949, Sciotoville, OH. George was a retired Sr. Master Sargent in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and served four years in the United States Navy. He enjoyed airplanes of any size, was a member of the Tail Spinners R/C Club of Central Ohio and a historian of aviation. He was a Thirty-Second Degree Mason and a member of Groveport Lodge #240 F.&A.M., Groveport, Ohio. George was a devoted husband of 60 years a loving Dad, PapPaw and friend. He is survived by his wife, Julia White Moyer; son, Kenneth Andrew (Paula) Moyer of Keller, Texas; daughter, Pamela A. Bowser of Columbus; grandchildren, Kyle (Erin) Moyer, Euless, Texas, Becky Bowser and Bo Bowser of Columbus.

Francis J. “Frank” Moynihan d.4/9/2010 Waltham, MA. 158 Winthrop St Winthrop, MA 02152-2641 617-846-3979 AK3 1953-1955; Husband of the late Barbara A. LaLime Moynihan b.8/4/37; d.12/9/2007;  Father of Gary F. Moynihan and his partner Lisa Waterman of Bradfod, Paul J. Moynihan of Framingham, Ann Marie Landry and her husband Joseph of Plymouth, Jane Wilson and her husband Peter of Derry, NH., and the late William F. Moynihan. Brother of the late Mary Moynihan and Nancy O'Laughlin. Also survived by five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews

John M. Mudrinich AX2 Randolph 1966, Wasp 1966 b.11/25/44; d.8/1968 age 24 Cuyahoga, OH

LT Bruce K. Muehlenbrock Addison, TX Forrestal 1964 b.1/23/37 Baton Rouge; d.5/3/02 Dallas; His brother at 16407 Shady Elm Dr Houston, TX 77059 281-480-1477

Robert W. Mugford Union Av Islip, NY 11751 AA Randolph 1963; Forrestal 1964 b.10/9/44; d.1984 Englewood (Sarasota) FL age 40

CDR Leon Sebastian Mularski 468 Saybrook Rd Haddam, CT 06438 860-345-2689 LCDR 1957-8; b.11/25/21; d.8/7/2011; Marie

Robert N. Mullen AD2 1951 b.8/10/20; d.1/5/1976 Pensacola bur Barrancas Natl Cem

Francis R. Munson AMC 29459 Leslie Ct Wickliffe, OH 44092 Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.3/15/1918; d.3/7/09 Cleveland, OH; Albina T. b.1919; d.6/17/2001

William R. Murdoch LT 3793 Wishkah Rd Aberdeen, WA 98520-9619 360-533-6544 Ticonderoga 1953-5; FDR 1953, Intrepid 1955 as ATC; d.12/26/03; Jean

Dave Murphy, Jr. AMHC Duncanville, TX Randolph 1962-3 d.2/20/04

Edward William Murphy 7297 E Echo Ln Scottsdale, AZ 85258-2769 480-922-3939 AN Lake Champlain 1953 b.3/3/1935 d.4/19/93 Madison, IL; Dee M

Harold T. Murphy FDR 1961 b.3/22/41; d.6/12/1994 Campbellsville, KY

Joseph Francis Murphy ATRAN Enterprise 1961-2 b.9/24/41; d.6/3/2010 Virginia Beach, VA

Paul Murphy 40 Shawondassee Dr Stonington, CT 06378-2424 860-535-2945 pmurphy11@comcast.net AT2 1951-1953 BHR 1952 Oriskany 1951 d.2/7/2008; Beverly

Stephen J. Murphy AN 1951 b.9/26/33; d.6/11/08 Port Ewen, NY

Albert Arthur Murray ATW3 Essex 1964 Baton Rouge, LA b.7/45; d.1999; Jacquelyn L. b.1948

Dermot A. Murray MD 34 Orchard Way N Potomac, MD 20854 301-762-6976 LT (MC) b.7/17/1925; d.4/30/08; Margaret

Francis J. Murray, II AD1 1951 b.2/12/26 PA; d.7/11/2002 Woonsocket, RI

LT Lloyd B. Murray 1315 1953 O-in-C Coral Sea & FDR b.11/23/23; d.9/5/92 Groveton, NH 

Thomas F. Murray LT(jg) FDR 1964 b.7/4/41; d.4/19/03 New Port Richey, FL Parents operated the Roy General Store Roy, WA (Pierce County, near Tacoma) Thos F. Murray, Sr b.1917 2048 Mobile Estates Dr Sarasota, FL 34231 941-921-4817 (no match)

Paul N. Myatt 1020 Pinecrest Dr Annapolis, MD 410-268-8889 CPO Leyte 1951 b.5/18/1912; d.3/10/1961 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Frances N

John V. Myers b.2/9/47; d.8/7/99 Muncy, PA Essex 1966

Martin R. Myers AM1 1953 b.3/29/1915; d.11/3/89 Grand Rapids, MI; Katherine

Russell P. Myers 1951-3 Saipan 1952 b.5/8/23; d.4/10/99; Irene Myers 2542 Rickdale Dr New Kensington, PA 10568 724-339-7539

T. N. Myers AD1 1951 b.11/23/25; d.3/23/2008 Washington County, TN

Gerald C. (Jerry) Myshrall ATNAN Det 14 1962; Saratoga 1962 397 Bolton St Marlborough, MA 01752 b.7/2/35; d.9/25/99

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William L. Nance Coral Sea 1956 b.4/12/36; d.3/16/03 Mt Vernon, OH

Henry D. Nadeau 23 July St Sanford, Maine 04073 AN 1952 Tarawa 1953-4 b.7/29/1934; d.3/81

Alfonso M. Nappi, Sr 672 Coye Brook Rd South Berlin, NY 13843-3124 607-783-2534; AA Essex 1961; b.3/3/1943; d.8/11/2010; Work: JFK Express Box 508 Howard Beach, NY 11414-0508 718-922-0016; Cecelia

Robert J. Nardi 353 Chatham Cir Warwick, RI 02886-1759 401-738-0804 Essex 1958-61; b.5/24/38; d.2/1/05 Bronx, NY; Catherine A

Monroe Nelson ALC 1953 Randolph 1954 b.10/10/1918 WVa; d.3/11/2010 Portsmouth, VA; Bobetta Jane (pre-deceased)

Monroe Nelson NORFOLK - Monroe Nelson, 91, of the 1300 block of Jenifer St., passed away March 11, 2010 surrounded by his daughters. A native of Whitmer, W.Va., he was the son of the late Warren Vernon and Bertha Nelson and the widower of Bobetta Jane Nelson. He retired from the United States Navy as a chief petty officer and also retired from civil service at the Naval Air Rework Facility. He was a member and deacon at Ocean View Baptist Church and a U.S. Naval veteran of World War II. He is survived by two daughters, Diane Bobetta Hooks and husband Walton of Chesapeake and Valerie Jean Ballge and husband Duane of Norfolk; two sons, Michael Dale Nelson and wife Barbara Wild of Saugerties, N.Y., and Robert Monroe Nelson and wife Susan of Quincy, Pa.

Wallace G. Nelson Randolph 1954 ADAN b.1/16/35; d.10/1975

Jack L. Nesbitt Enterprise 1961 ADR2 b.10/5/31; d.12/20/96; Joan Nesbitt 2160 Warrensville Rd Montoursville, PA 17754 570-433-4613 

Alan F. Neuffer, Sr 33017 Springside Ln Solon, OH 44139 440-248-0689 AE3 1962 Enterprise Electrical Project Engineer ArcelorMittal Cleveland #1 Steel Producing, Caster 3060 Eggers Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44105-1012 b.1939; d.9/18/2010; Helga; Children: Alan, Jr, Kristin (Ricciardelli), Jon T c Lori 5134 E 131st St Cleveland, OH 44125 216-518-0232

Richard Elliot Nevins b.6/26/23; d.5/11/89 Eustis, FL bur in RI

CAPT Theodore E. Newark (Ted) 2708 Cattayle Run Virginia Beach, VA 23452 757-340-8762 America 1967, CO VAW-122, VAW-120 1968-9; U. Mississippi, U. Rhode Island, Naval War college b.11/29/29; d.8/30/04 Liver cancer;

Gloria Ann

Capt. Theodore "Ted" E. Newark, U.S. Navy retired, a resident of Virginia Beach since 1971, died Aug. 30, 2004, at his residence.
Capt. Newark was born Nov. 29, 1929, in Lansing, Mich., and spent his childhood in Winter Park, Fla. He served in the Navy more than 29 years. Designated a Naval aviator in 1950, he served in VP-49, VFP-62, as catapult and arresting gear officer of the USS Saratoga and executive officer of VAW-12. He was the first commanding officer of VAW-122 and later commanded RVAW-120. From there he served as executive officer of the USS Intrepid, a faculty member of the Armed Forces Staff College and deputy inspector general, U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. He was the recipient of the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal.
Capt. Newark was a graduate of the University of Mississippi, University of Rhode Island and the Naval War College. After retiring from the Navy in 1977, he worked for Man Tech International Corp. on Navy anti-air warfare improvement programs.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria; sons, Lawrence of Richmond, Va., and Stephen of Bruceton Mills, W.Va.; daughter, Paula Mitchell of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and five grandchildren.

CDR Robert Goodchild Newbegin, IV 3515 Wilton Hall Ct Alexandria, VA 22310-2120 703-960-1850 Saratoga 1960-1 LT(jg) USNA ‘55  (Father was USNA 27) b.4/8/30; d.7/18/2006 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Joyce

Ivan L. Newberry ALC Oriskany 1951 St Louis, MO and Gulfport, MS b.4/21/21; d.9/7/02 Lompoc, CA

G.W. Newcomb, Jr AOC 1951

John Allen Newell, Jr. ADRC Ticonderoga 1953-5; AD1 Intrepid 1955 b.11/11/24; d.8/1/87 Medfield, MA

Kenneth T. Newell AT1 Indy 1960-1 b.7/16/28; d.9/6/06 Chesapeake, VA d/c issued in PA STEWART-COOPER-NEWELL ARCHITECTS COMPANY, PA; Theresa

Elmer D. Newsom ATC b.5/28/28; d.2/18/02 Caliente, NV Randolph 1965

John A. Nichols AMH3 America 1967 b.3/25/47; d.7/27/89: Debora J. (Roseen)

LCDR Ralph E. Nickell b.3/5/18; d.11/21/02 Morro Bay, CA bur Desert Lawn Cem Mohave Valley, CA

David E. Nicks AD2 1951 b.8/14/30; d.11/6/07 Riverview, FL

Dr. Walter Ward Niebuhr LT(jg) 1310 America 1965-6; b.10/4/1940; d.4/19/00; Claire Gibbons Niebuhr b.1940

Theodore Anton Niermann AMCS 5939 Ensenada Rd Jacksonville, FL 32244-1753 904-772-9279 AMCS Coral Sea 1956 b.7/17/36; d.4/2012; Joan Mellein; Dtrs: Dawn Marie J. 2148 Deer Run Trl Jacksonville, FL 32246-1066 904-220-3497 & Susan M; Son: Jeffrey Anton

Ralph D. Nimmo America 1966-7 VAW-122; Patricia A. Romine-Nimmo now Patricia A. Romine b.1944 (Vaughn E) 3611 Needles Dr Orlando, FL 32810-2325 formerly Altamonte Springs, Winter Springs & Maitland, FL

James Albert Ninni St Petersburg, FL Intrepid 1958; Forrestal 1961 b.1/1/1938; d.4/12/07 Bradenton, FL; d/c issued in MI

Louis E. Nipper AT3 Randolph 1956 b.6/4/34; d.9/15/94 OK

Thomas F. Nishan AA 1950 b.3/12/33; d.5/24/2005 Holden, MA

Wendell Leon Nix ATR2 America 1967 b.5/12/1946; d.3/17/05 Markham & Oak Park, IL (prior Tulsa); Joyce K; Seth, Sean, Scott                                                                                                                 Wendell Leon Nix, Jr 2717 Shady Oak Ln Orange Park, FL 32073-6118 904-375-2895 (NIS) b.1963;  Laurinda Nix Dismang Orange Park, FL b.1958

Herbert E. Noble AS1 1036 Main St Bangor, ME 04401-6304 207-945-5763 Independence 1962 ANAM b.1/8/38; d.7/17/08; Norma L

Vincent D. Nocera AN Oriskany 1951 b.11/26/22; d.7/83 Indian River, FL. D/c issued in NJ. (Vincent D in NY is 75 & 47.)

James E. “Bud” Noe, II b.12/14/44; d.4/24/96 age 51 Shelby, AL Essex 1962-4 NFO

Sherman Carl Noffke AD3 FDR 1953 b.9/3/25; d.4/1975 age 49 Appleton, Wisconsin

Kenneth M. Nolet AE3 BHR 1953 fm Provincetown, MA Northeastern Univ 1958; b.10/8/29; d.1/1979 age 49 Framingham, MA

CAPT Charles Gilbert “Chuck” Norrington 147 Wert Faulkner Hywy Natural Bridge, VA 24579 540-291-2512 NFO Never VAW-12 1970 USS America VAW-124; CO VAW-123 Tufts University 1955; b.5/21/33; d.1/3/07 cancer; cremated and his ashes will be spread at sea by the US Navy; Caroline; Son: Charles G. Norrington, Jr Raleigh, NC 919-676-6105

Dale Donovan Norton ADC New Philadelphia & Uhrichsville, OH & Sebring, FL VC-12 Saipan 1950; b.4/25/21; d.3/9/09; Ruth E 221 Sea Gull LN SE New Philadelphia, OH 44663-3131 330-339-4637

Fred B. Novinger, Jr. 17855 Horizon Way Laurenceburg, IN 47025 812-537-3142 fnovinger@comcast.net Leyte 1952 (not on the Med cruise); Midway 1953; TWA pilot (Logbook Vol 8; No 1 2007); d.9/3/2009; Judith; Son: Scott scnovinger@gmail.com 1794 N State Road 101 Milan, IN  47031-9057

Richard A. Nowak, Jr. ATNAN Det 14; Saratoga 1962, ATN3 Forrestal 1963-1964 b.10/11/43; d.9/21/99; Gisela E. Nowak 40 Morse Av Butler, NJ 07405 973-283-8035

Charles N. Noyes ATWAN Essex 1961 fm Mechanicville, NY; Emma L (or M or N) 10 John S. Moore Homes Mechanicville, NY 12118-2540 518-664-3405 b.1942

Bennie M. Nunn Hempstead, NY b.4/21/33; d.10/24/09 d/c in AL; AN 1952  

Wendell A. Nyberg 1420 Alpine Av NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504 016-451-0031 ADAN 1952 b.3/18/29; d.5/24/2005

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Harold R. Oatley 1923 Sheffield Pl Northwood, OH 43619 419-666-5792 BM2 1952 b.1/21/24; d.1/28/2000

Richard C. O’Conner 1954 b.1/11/36; d.7/24/91 Lorain, OH

Richard T. O’Conner AN 1953 FDR b.8/17/33; d.11/22/97 Chicago

Daniel P. O’Connor AN 1952 b.5/9/33; d.11/7/2000 GA

John F. O’Connor SN 1954 b.4/16/35 Gano St Providence, RI; d.Wahkon, Aitkin Co, MN; Ella Mae O’Connor 39883 E Moose Ln Wahkon, MN 56386-2550 320-495-3648

Clifford L. "Vonnie" Odom ADR1 Saratoga 1963-4 b.11/5/41; d.7/7/89 Live Oak, Florida

CAPT John Lee Ogle, Jr Chesapeake, VA 23322 757-421-9580 jogle2@aol.com LCDR, CO VAW-125; b.10/19/1944; d.11/18/2009

John Lee Ogle Jr., 65, Captain United States Navy, Retired, of Plum Branch Road, Concord, Va., died on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, in Virginia Baptist Hospital. Born in Phoenix, Ariz., on October 19, 1944, he was a son of the late Gertrude Elizabeth Deter Ogle and John L. Ogle Sr. He was a pilot in the U.S. Navy serving from the Vietnam era until his retirement during the Persian Gulf era. John received his BA in political science from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. He is survived by his two sons, John L. Ogle III, of Gansevoort, N.Y., and Thomas M. Ogle, of Chesapeake, Va.; a brother, David Ogle, M.D., of Gresham, Ore.; two sisters, Margaret Rowe, of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Ellen Grover, of Lancaster, Va.; the mother of his children, Cam Ogle, of Knoxville, Tenn

Cecil L. Oliver ADC 1953 b.8/4/29; d.7/20/07 Columbia, IL

Jimmie Rhett Oliver AT1 America 1967 b.8/2/41; d.1/13/96 Florence County, SC; Patsy Lynch Oliver b.1941

William Louis “Bill” Oliver, III 1235 Finley Dr Pensacola, FL 32514 850-476-0282 olivermlh@surfmk.com LT(jg) 1958-60 Saratoga 1959 LSO Wasp; Flew a Bonanza which was destroyed in Ivan in 2004; d.4/24/07 at Lakeland, FL airshow of cerebral aneurysm; Wife, Mavis, organizes Methodist medical missionary trips to Ecuador

Richard L. Ores AN b.10/4/42; d.8/30/04 Pontiac, IL Forrestal 1962; Lois

CAPT George Ormond 1995 Brista De Mar Cir Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 904-246-3947 Ormond1995@att.net; team leader FDR 1965; CO VAW-126 1972-3 Randolph cruise 1956 LT(jg) with VA 176; d.4/21/2010 St George, UT x3;  Marilyn meo@comcast.net

Captain George Ormond Jr. (USN - Retired) passed away suddenly in St. George Utah on April 21st. Captain Ormond was a 30 year naval veteran.
His career included Commanding Officer of VAW126, Executive Officer of the USS America, Commanding Officer of NAS Memphis and Chief of Staff of COMCRUDES Group 12. During his naval career, he received many awards including three Legions of Merit and Navy Commendation Medals.
After retiring from the U.S. Navy in 1985, he served as Depot Manager of Mackay Communications, Marine Division for 17 years.
He was extremely involved in the community including the Beaches Emergency Assistance Management (BEAM) where he collected food for the mission house. He was a passionate Gator booster. As a member Selva Marina County Club, he found not only a great game of golf but a wonderful group of friends.
Captain Ormond was pre-deceased by his beloved son, John Michael in 2000.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years, Marilyn. His daughter Michele Walpole (Dennis), son Mark Ormond (Kimberlee) and daughter Suzanne Murphy (Thomas). He has 7 grandchildren whom he greatly loved: Katy (23), Melissa (17), Thomas (8), Aidan (6), Wolfgang and Fiona (5) and Lilah (8 months)
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Eugene E. Osborne 13511 Foresman Blvd Port Charlotte, FL 33981-2145 AN 1951 real estate and RV sales business, b.9/32 Alger, MI; d.8/29/2010 heart disease; Karen A

Harold Osborne 80 Pinewood Dr West Warwick, RI  02893 401-828-2491 XIIOZZIE@aol.com AN 1948-1950 d.1/12/07; Elizabeth G. b.1/30/30; d.10/27/2000; Sister: Mary Ann

Ronald Raymond Osborne Enterprise 1961 E-4 policeman in Nashville d.1982 Louisville, KY

Robert F. Osmond ALC 108 Fairmont Av Watertown, NY 13601-1960 315-785-8958 Coral Sea 1955; Randolph 1956 worked for GE; Owned a shoe store 33 W Main St; addresses in Syracuse & Pulaski, NY; b.1923; Mona L. b.3/6/23; d.11/15/05 Syracuse

Victor E. Osher Saratoga 1964-5; 1966 Ops officer of detachment b.5/3/21; d.12/28/86 Palm Beach, FL; father: b.12/6/1907; d.3/29/1995 Poplar Bluff, MO

LCDR Max E. Otis 1408 Haslett Rd Haslett, MI 48840 517-339-8609 mebeotis@live.com LT 1954-6 Midway; b.1923 Delhi, MI; d.4/18/2013; Michigan State; Beatrice E. (Hagenbuch); Sons; LCDR David E. Otis, USN, CDR Philip E. Otis, USNR (Susan), CAPT James E. Otis, USN (ret) (Mary)  

Robert R. Ott fm Ohio Columbia Univ football player AT Lake Champlain 1953 (Munroe in the book) He may be Robt R. b.8/13/34; d.11/18/01 WPBch, FL fm Lake Worth, FL 561-585-3348

John Graham Oyler Sierra Vista, AZ b.1/14/32; d.9/24/2011 Prostate CA AD2 Lake Champlain 1960-1; Dorothy Elizabeth (Betty)

John was born in Bedford Co. Virginia on Jan. 14,1932. John grew up in Roanoke, Va. and was raised by his parents, Addie S. and Ottway Graham Oyler. He had only one sibling, James Oyler. John married Dorothy (Betty) Oyler on May 5,1956.
John attended schools in Roanoke, Va., and upon graduating from high school, joined the U.S. Navy, which allowed him to enjoy living in many places. John retired to Tucson, Ariz., where he and Betty raised their four children. John enjoyed learning, and during his adult years, earned a degree in air conditioning and cooling systems, business and studied agriculture. John had many hobbies and interests, which included building and flying remote-controlled airplanes, gardening and growing Christmas trees, raising and showing Saint Bernards, bird watching, gold prospecting, history and historical memorabilia. In his last few years he had also become involved with the Civil War Preservation Trust. John also enjoyed his cigars and could rarely be seen without one in his mouth.
John is survived by his children, John Graham Oyler II of Tucson, Ariz., George Michael Oyler of West Hatfield, Mass., William (Bill) Robert Oyler of Tucson, Ariz., Linda Jean Mooney of Parkdale, Ore., his grandchildren, Wesley Oyler, Jason Oyler, Joshua Oyler, Brandon Oyler, Jacob Oyler, Catherine Oyler, Christopher Oyler, Amy Baggett, Madison Mooney and Rachael Mooney. John was preceded in death by his father, Ottway Graham Oyler, his mother, Addie S. Oyler, his brother, James Oyler and his wife, Dorothy (Betty) Elizabeth Oyler.

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Joseph J. Paglialungo ADC 381 Lanier Dr Lake Worth, FL 33461-1922 561-965-5542 1956-8 in VC-12/VAW-12 b.3/3/09; d.10/3/04 Lake Worth, FL age 95

Joseph G. Pajac BMC 1951 fm Minnesota b.2/5/18; d.9/11/2010 Orland Park, IL; Margaret (Klenn) d.1997; Son: Joseph Jr (deceased)(Bonne); Dtr: Margaret Banas (Robert) 

John P. Palko AMAN 1952 b.8/6/31; d.5/10/97 Pleasant Mount, PA

Henry J. Palmer, Jr AMS1 Randolph 1965 b.1/2/43; d.12/1/2003

John W. Panian AL3 Leyte 1952 b.7/30/32; d.1/28/91 Illinois bur in San Antonio

CAPT Joseph Adrian Pariseau Refugio Highway Beeville, TX 78102 361-358-3445 Last CO VAW-12 1965-7 and first CO CCAEWW-12 1967 CO VAW-121 1967 b.3/19/19; d.12/23/2002 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Anna C. d.2000

Harry E. Parker ADC Coral Sea 1953 b.10/18/1919; d.8/23/94 San Diego bur Fort Rosecrans Ntl Cemetery

James M. Parker AT2 in 1953; AT1 Midway 1955 b.4/17/25; d.11/12/95 St Petersburg, FL d/c issued in NY; Virginia F. Parker 10355 Paradise Blvd Saint Petersburg, FL 33706 727-360-0282

LT(jg) Donald H. Parkinson Intrepid 1960 lived south of Hillsboro, OR; moved to Bullhead City, NV; Son was ATC controller at Seattle ARTC; b.2/12/33; d.8/25/97 Intrepid 1960

I took him flying in my Comanche the night we had his son down to our flying club to visit and represent the ARTCC, but he never warmed up and wanted to come visit or exchange memories. He did accounting. Then he moved away. We had contacted ARTCC and they sent young Fred who said could his dad come? We said sure, and when I heard where he lived, on the next road over from me, I said I’ll bring him. He said he’d flown in the navy and I said so had I Then I asked him what plane and he said AD5W. Check. What squadron, VAW-11? No 12!

LCDR Jack “J.” Parks, Jr. LT(jg) Lake Champlain 1957; Leyte 1958 1808 Colonial Arms Cir Virginia Beach, VA 23454 b.9/8/34 Charlotte, NC; d.12/19/01 D/c issued in NC bur Arlington Natl Cem; Mary Lu

Burial for Lt. Commander J.J. Parks, Jr, a retired Naval pilot, with full Military honors, horse and carriage, and Navy Jet flyover was on Feb. 8, 2002, a cold, windy morning. Attended by sons, Jeff & Kevin,and their mother, Mary Lu; his daughters-in-law & 4 grandchildren; his 3 brothers, sister, cousins & their families & also many friends

LCDR Lee Otis Parks, Jr ALC Ticonderoga 1953-5; St George, UT b.3/24/21; d.1/18/92 Talladega, AL

LT Elmer W. Parrish, Jr. 1958 b.9/3/31; d.2/5/99 Morganfield, KY

LT(jg) James Lawrence (Larry) Parsley Randolph 1960 fm Tennessee  b.7/29/1921 d.7/20/89 Nashville; Mary Lou Parsley 716 Fairview Av Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-896-7685

George M. Paschall CWO-3 Saratoga 1966 b.7/27/33; d.6/24/02 Appling, GA

CDR Joseph John Paskoski Navy Cross 2830 NE 27th St Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306-1913 954-563-6872 XO 1958-9 Fighter Ace WWII VF-19 6 victories in F6F b.2/22/1919; d.4/15/2008 bur at Arlington Natl Cem; Navy CrossWWII Victory Medal; Virginia Rose

Arden E. Patterson ADAN 1952 b.7/19/30; d.11/13/92 Prairie City, IA

Don J. Patterson AE2 Essex 1960 b.6/5/38; d.2/24/96; Patricia Y. Patterson 1448 Hiteshew Pl Virginia Beach, VA 23454-4811

CAPT George Patterson, Jr. 603 Foulkeways Gwynedd, PA 19436 1954-6 LT(jg) Coral Sea NAOC; Cornell '53,  Wharton 1952 hip and heart surgery 2010 b.7/24/1928; d.7/11/11; Parkinson’s disease; Barbara Ruth b.2/1932 Son: Gregg Patterson gpatterson2@comcast.net

John D. Patterson 2554 Violet St San Diego, CA 92105-4567 ATN3 Independence 1965, Wasp 1966, b.12/13/1947; d.12/10/97 Bronx, NY; m.Celia M. (Lee) 9/11/77

Russell J. Paul ATC Lake Champlain 1954-5; Intrepid 1956-7 b.4/10/26; d.8/9/99 Cove Springs, FL

William M. Paul AT3 Sun City Center, FL 1953 FDR b.9/8/32; d.5/4/2003 Delphos, OH; Carolyn V. Paul 232 Westbrook Av Delphos, OH 45833-1657 419-692-5823 b.10/15/38

John R. Paulus ADR3 b.4/7/26; d.7/20/98 Baltimore

Charles F. Pavelka AT2 1952 Fenton, MO b.3/11/32; d.9/18/91 d/c issued in NY

James R. Paxton AD3 Valley Forge 1958 10242 Galena Pointe Dr Galena, OH 740-965-6573 b.2/10/36; d.3/21/94

William M. Payne ADC Randolph 1954 b.2/11/16; d.4/9/95 North Kingstown, RI bur in MD

Nick E. Payton ATR3 Wasp 1959-61; Essex 1961 b.2/19/39 Arkansas; d.2/15/94 Longview, WA

George Robert Mackenzie (Gramps) Pearson 815 McDonald St  Mount Dora, FL 32757-4843 352-383-6432 fm Mississippi City, MS LCDR O-in-C Lake Champlain 1958-59 (VF(AW)4 refugee) b.3/8/25; d.6/20/06; Ermyne (Duckworth); Dtr: Suzan Mackenzie Pearson b.8/10/55 Kleberg, TX m.Richard S. Evan; Dtr: Ginger R

Carl Fleming Peck 1321 West Southern Av Williamsport, PA 17702-7122 570-323-7888 ENS 1325 Randolph 1966 b.5/7/42; d.7/2/2012 Cystic Fibrosis

Carl was born on May 7, 1942, at Williamsport, Pa. He was the son of the late Irvin D. and Emeline (Hamm) Peck. Carl was a member of St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church in South Williamsport.
Carl is survived by his two brothers, Fred (Cindy) Peck of Middletown, Pa., and Jack (Elvera) Peck of DuBoistown. He is also survived by one sister, Martha A. (Stephen) Lundy of Montoursville

Julian Overton Peckham AMC 36 Ellery Rd Newport, RI 02840-2874 401-848-5259 AMC Valley Forge 1958 b.12/11/19; d.10/28/09; Jean d.9/2006

Tyrone Paul Pennington AE1-AEC America 1967 b.11/7/38 Del City, OK; d.9/3/08 Norristown, PA bur in OK

Roy T. Penrose AT3 Essex 1967 b.12/27/46; d.4/6/92 Prattville, AL d/c issued in PA; 26 Elizabeth Ct Wetumpka, AL 36093 334-567-5151 (phone in name of M. Penrose- Mona P b.1954 or Melissa)

Lee Peppers Boxer 1951 b.8/4/32; d.9/1/2001 South Bend, IN

J. E. Percy Leyte 1951 b.11/10/23; d.8/18/01 Baton Rouge, LA or b.11/17/18; d.6/3/01; Agnes

Laurence Duane Perkins Independence 1962 b.10/12/32; d.2/10/05 Hesperia & Kalkaska, MI

Edward J. Perreault 19 Beachside Rd Ludlow, MA b.10/5/1932 Chicopee Falls, MA; d.8/13/2012 age 79 Ed proudly served his country during the Korean War as a member of the United States Navy. ADAN VC-12 Bennington 1953; Aimee N.; Dtrs: Julie L., Danni Roberts

CAPT Robert A. (Red) Perrault b.3/11/35; d.7/13/92 in New Orleans, ENS 1315 Saratoga 1961, LCDR CO VAW-207 1974 when it was disestablished O-in-C of VAW-11 detachment; CO NAS South Weymouth; Director of Naval Reserve Recruiting

Everette Ray Perrigo 32 Short Rd North Kingstown, RI 02852-2822 401-885-2797 Randolph 1956; b.2/24/35; d.12/15/96; Patricia A

Frank B. Perry fm Massena, NY b.4/8/35; d.7/28/03 Port Orange, FL Randolph 1957 ATR2; Son: Frank A. b.1966 Massena, NY

James N. Perry  927 Grove Park Dr N Orange Park, FL 32073 904-264-5697 AT2 Randolph 1954 Bennington 1955 b.8/5/31; d.1/28/2005; Babs (Madeline)

LT(jg) Jack Peters 1957-60

Kenneth E. Peters ATC Det 14 1962; Saratoga 1963-4 b.12/10/30; d.1/26/96 Saegerstown, PA

Clifford B. Peterson AM1 1951 b.7/18/22; d.7/26/97 Saline, KS

John G. Peterson ADC b.9/13/28; d.2/14/97 Port Angeles, WA Coral Sea 1955; leading chief Bennington 1955-6

Thomas D. Peterson AA Randolph 1963 b.10/11/44; d.4/13/11 WI or b.12/15/43; d.12/29/07 Montfort, WI

Richard A. Petters LaPorte, MN 56461 218-224-3422 Wasp 1959 & 1961 b.1/13/1939; d.5/22/08; son (same name) 4523 Cauble Rd Salem, IN 47167 812-896-1125

Norman Alexander Phelps, Sr AOCS 6372 126th Av Lot 4 Largo, FL 33773-1821 727-533-9273 & Grandy, NC AN 1963-6 era; later NAS Oceana 1980-3 (Waltemyer contact)d.8/15/2012; Edith Ann; Children: NAP, Jr, Wendy Deuso Adams (Kyle), Geraldine Hanna (Steve)  

Richard S. Phelps “Dick” AM1 Randolph 1962 AMHC Essex 1966 b.12/29/35; d.11/20/93 Ashkum, IL

Robert Bridger Phelps 6454 Woodbridge Rd Alexandria, VA 22312 703-941-9338 LT(jg) NAOC 1954-6 Wright 1954; Bennington; Lake Champlain twice 1954-5; 1955-6 Med cruise; North Carolina State, Economist b.8/29/30 d.3/17/13 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Sandra (Smith); Sons: RBP, Jr (Brooke), David M.

Richard K. Phiffer 4735 Glenwood Cir Emmaus, PA 18049-1205 610-967-6663 Valley Forge 1958 b.1929; d.2006; Marjorie A. Phiffer b.1931

Karl L. Philbrook Vinalhaven ME 04863 207-863-2089 PRM3 Valley Forge 1958 b.1939; d.1/2004 suddenly/unexpectedly

LT(jg) Jack K. Phillippi Randolph 1957 b.2/25/33; d.10/21/00 Allison Park, PA; Deborah b.1934; Son: Jay D. Phillippi Bemus Point, NY  b.1958; Donna

Billy R. Phillips AE1 Randolph 1963 b.9/10/36; d.7/30/99 Nashville, TN 

Charles A. Phillips ATC 925 Captain Kell Dr Macon, GA 31204-1429 478-744-0673 AT2 Hornet 1955 Bennington 1956 chuck_Phillips_2000@yahoo.com; Betty

Donald O. Phillips CPO Ticonderoga 1953; Intrepid 1955, Coral Sea 1956 b.7/17/31; d.10/3/05 Uvalda, GA

Noah Talmadge Phillips Easley, SC b.1/5/39; d.12/14/99 VAW-12 1962

ENS Ronald Joseph Phillips pilot Lake Champlain 1958-59 (not Ronald M. Independence 1965) Flew c Eastern Airlines; b.10/29/36; d.3/19/01 Philadelphia or b.9/27/33; d.3/5/07 Meadow Lands, PA

Frank J. Pickton BM1 1950 b.1/10/29; d.12/16/92 NJ bur Arlington, TX

William S. Pierce AMSC Johnson City, TN AM2 FDR 1964 b.10/16/41; d.10/13/05 bur Mountain Home Natl Cem, Tenn

Peter C. Pierson YN3 Enterprise 1962 b.11/27/41; d.3/24/02 Orange Park, FL; J. Hendrickson 4232 Cedar Rd Orange Park, FL 32065 904-264-6154

LCDR Edwin H. Pilmer, Jr. 1960-1 pilot Wasp 1961 Died 1994 motor vehicle accident; Son: EHP III chovypiezer@yahoo.com 601-544-7745 303 Broad St Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Manuel J. Pintor 18558 Hywy 94 Dulzura, CA 91917-1304 (no mail receptacle) 619-468-3922 b.4/4/1928; d.12/28/2009 Randolph 1954 AD2; Theresa L. fm Arctic, RI

Antone M. Pires, Jr. AMAN 1954 b.8/31/1922; d.2/21/2009; Agnes R. b.1923 56 2nd St Swansea, MA 02777-3232 508-674-6447

George J. Plante ALAN 1953 b.1/26/34; d.6/30/06 Fort Myers, FL bur in RI; Dorothy H. Plante 139 Lakeside Cir North Fort Myers, FL 33903 239-995-2461

Denver Don Poco AMSAN Randolph 1966; b.12/28/44; d.2/18/07 4609 Stanford Av Wichita Falls, TX 76308; Joyce Rene Poco 1501 Archer City Hywy Wichita Falls, TX 96302

LT Albert B. Polen electronics 1953 b.5/4/1910; d.6/21/97 Philadelphia & Morrisville, PA; FDR 1953; Margaret

James Douglas Pollard ADRAN Wasp & Randolph 1966; b.1948; d.11/25/02 Coweta, GA

James Paul Poma AD3 1953 b.6/30/1930 Hubbard, OH; b.1930; d.8/19/1986 Youngstown, OH; Mary Ann Treharn b.1933 (John A.) 220 Caroline Av Hubbard, OH 44425-1532 330-534-4329; son: same name b.1955 d.2005 236 David St Girard, OH 44420

LT(jg) Mark E. Poole 12036 Hiram Pl NE Seattle, WA 98125 206-364-9793 mejpoole@aol.com 1954-5 NAOC Hornet 1955; d.9/30/04 suddenly; Jean

LT(jg) James Herrin Porter III NAOC Essex 1959-61 d.1/25/05 Lung cancer; Mary 433 Wedgewood Dr Gulf Shores, AL 36542 251-968-3227; Son: Jim Porter 25 Foster Rd East Montpelier, VT 05651 802-223-1226

LCDR Robert E. Porterfield 1740 S Pebble Beach Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573 rporterfield1@tampabay.rr.com 1953-6 LT(jg) LSO Randolph 1954 d.3/28/07; Dorothy M

Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Robert E. Porterfield, 76, passed away suddenly at his home in Sun City Center, March 28, 2007. A native of Atlanta, he proudly served his country 21 years as a Naval aviator in both Korea and Vietnam. After a second career with Hampton Roads Energy Co. in Virginia, he relocated to Sun City Center in 1993, where he continued to pursue his avid interest in golf. He soon became involved in numerous local organizations including SCC Emergency Squad, Cops & Computers for the Community, The Computer Club and Villas on the Green HOA. His sense of humor, enthusiastic spirit and tireless efforts for the community he loved will be remembered by many. Survivors include his wife, the former Dorothy Maulding; his daughter, Anne Beckett of Jamestown, Tenn.; his son, Robert E. Porterfield Jr. of Riverview, Fla.; brother, John Porterfield (Mary) of Atlanta and extended family. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 9 a.m. with a memorial service at 10 a.m. at United Methodist Church, 1210 West Dale Webb Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573. Inurnment will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla

Bob died very suddenly and unexpectedly Wednesday night, March 28, 2007 -- heart we think.  No warning, no symptoms, feeling and looking absolutely great.  We attended a luncheon at noon that day (where I am so happy to tell you he cheated and ate a large slice of chocolate cake with chocolate icing, swearing he would take two diabetes tablets at bedtime vs. his usual one!), then he went to the Emergency Squad and worked (volunteer) four hours on their computer systems, which he did on a regular and almost daily basis.  He was happy, joking, messing around as usual and then gone right before my eyes.

 He was a registered eye donor; he will be cremated.  We probably won't be able to have a memorial service for him until sometime late the week of April 9.  His cremains will rest in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL following a military send-off.  Our nearly 17 years together were the happiest of my life and I know he would say the same -- two hearts, one soul In sorrow   Dorothy Porterfield   813/746-4915

Charles Rudolph (Chuck) Pospisil LT PO Box 21330 Mesa, AZ 85277 602-891-6260  NAOC 1962-5 FDR Dept Mgr McDonnell Douglas Helo systems 1962 b.1/4/39 Illinois; d.4/20/2010 Mesa, AZ

 

LT Willard R. Postell 3434 Buchanan Hywy Dallas, GA 30157 770-445-7204 Electronics officer 1953; b.7/23/26; d.3/27/2004; Janet

Richard H. Potts AKAN 1953 b.7/9/35; d.12/29/77 Fort Myers, FL

Ronald Dean Potts AE3 Wasp 1966 b.9/12/43; d.9/25/07 Chicago; Barbara A. Campbell b.9/1946

Edward M. Powell AD3 1951 b.1/7/1933 m.Marina E. (Gachet) 7/6/72 San Francisco; d.12/7/77 Los Angeles  

LCDR Kenneth Bennion Powell 1953-5 b.3/29/23; d.6/6/00 Goleta, CA 93117 Intrepid O-in-C 1955; Stan Schwartz is in touch with Pat Powell 

Eugene E. Pratt SN 1952 95 Gilligan Rd Apt 109 E Greenbush, NY 12061-1775 b.8/1934; d.7/6/06 9046 Coombs Rd Mesopotamia, OH 44450 

Samuel Forest Pratt AD3 1953 b.4/29/28 WV; d.12/16/2008 Huntingtown, MD

Ralph W. Preece ALC 1952 b.1/26/13; d.5/19/88 Lucedale, MS

LCDR Warren Roscoe Prosser b.12/26/21; d.9/3/1995 East Greenwich, RI LT Lake Champlain 1955-6; Lucy S. Prosser b.1933 1639 South County Trail (RI 4) East Greenwich, RI 02818-1626 401-884-7911

LT Eugene M. Prus Oriskany 1951 b.9/15/30; d.10/9/89 Illinois

James P. Puckett AMS3 Wasp 1967 b.8/27/38; d.4/6/99 Richmond, CA bur in LA; Elizabeth; Son: James Page Puckett, Jr. 441 Union St Opelousas, LA 70570 (try Jon & Mary K Puckett Helena, MT 406-499-7153)

Charles O. Pughsley AM3 Forrestal 1958-9 d.1994 Los Angeles, CA

LT(jg) Robert J. Puleio 97 Crescent St Hanson, MA 02341 781-293-2794 1956-1958 bpuleio@cheerful.com NAOC FDR 1956 to 10/58 b.1929; d.11/24/2006; Mary

Louis A. Pulice AMAN 1952 b.7/16/32; d.7/28/2009 Flourtown, PA

Clemence L. Pullano 157 Hyde St Cranston, RI 02920-6229 401-944-8490  AD3 1956 Intrepid b.4/3/36; d.7/7/2008; Rose M

Herman C. Puschert ADC Intrepid 1956 b.12/31/19; d.1/10/86 No Kingstown, RI; Survived sinking of USS Gambier Bay

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Edward N. Quick ADC 1949 b.1916; d.1992 Regina, Sask, Canada

LCDR David Russell Quinn 4631 Buffer Dr Memphis, TN 38128-5929 901-382-2922 LT(jg) 1958-60 Intrepid 1958; Saratoga 1960 b.4/16/33; d.6/18/2009; Barbara

Joseph E. Quintiliani AD1 Randolph 1956 b.11/26/26; d.4/11/07 Brockton, MA

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Lonnie Earl Rachal ADR1 AD3 Randolph 1956 b.1/1/35; d.12/11/02 Gorum, Natchitoches Co, LA; Gertrude Troquille Rachal b.1922

J.R. Raley AO3 1953 b.4/12/36; d.12/15/91 OH or James Roy b.1/5/35; d.11/6/07 Canton, MI

Emerald J. Ramsey AE2 Phil Sea 1949 b.4/27/28; d.9/14/2009 Orange Park, FL bur in WV

William Ramsey

LT(jg) David D. Randle b.3/14/1924; d.12/2/01 Chula Vista, CA 1951 FCLP engine failure/ditched in Narragansett Bay AD4W 11/15/51 TBM pilot in 1949 c girlfriend in Pennsylvania Flew off to visit her while the squadron launched to go looking for him thinking he had crashed Returned at 2 am (Vojnovich)

Donald F. Ranger 104 E Herman St E Syracuse, NY 13057-2210; SN 1953 b.8/1/1932; d.11/4/05 Onondaga, NY; Margaret

Claude L. Rash 4782 Bucknell Ct Sacramento, CA 95841 916-973-8301 AT 1960 b.7/3/37; d.2/19/05

LT(jg) Laurence W. Rauschmeier NAOC 1960 Independence Drexel Univ 1958 b.7/2/34 d.1/1977 age 34 Clarks Summit, PA

Ronald Moreau Reardon 6 High St Adams, NY 13603 315-232-2230 AA Essex 1967 b.2/17/43; d.3/13/2004 Brooklyn, NY; Cynthia

Thomas C. Reason b.5/5/44; d.3/5/00 Michigan

Albert B. Reed AA 1958 b.2/5/1940; d.10/8/2010 Lebanon, PA

Richard L. Reed ALC Leyte 1952 b.5/23/25; d.8/21/91 Boulder City, NV 

Carl F. Reedy AA 1952 b.6/23/31; d.12/76 Lowell, MA 

Charles E. Reedy Leyte 1951 b.9/16/30; d.1/9/97 Springboro, OH Sgt Police Dept; Mary Francina Reedy 5337 Harveysburg Rd Waynesville, OH 45068 513-897-5006 b.7/5/37

Coy E. Reedy 6 Hilltop Dr Bella Vista, AR 72714-4038 479-855-0145 AT3 1950 VC-12 7/15/48 to 7/7/52 Saipan Received a letter of commendation for helping rescue a pilot and two crew members of a lost TBM-35; b.12/17/28; d.7/2/2002

Sharon W. Reeves Gainesville, GA Saratoga 1958, Lake Champlain 1960-1; 1959-60; Run over and killed after falling off a bulldozer 9/30/60

William F. Reich LT(jg) 1350 Randolph 1960; Independence 1961 Later an MD; b.5/17/36; d.7/1981

Henry O. Reid AD2 Saipan 1951-2 b.9/11/30; d.10/22/03 Norfolk, NY

CDR Richard Kenneth “Red” Reider Presbyterian Village 2000 East West Connector T-103 Austell, GA 30106 jenken80@aol.com pilot VC-12 1950; b.1923; d.4/20/2012; Alzheimers; Jean Wise Reider b.1926

Cdr. Richard Kenneth Reider, USN (retired), age 88 of Austell, Ga formerly of Elizabethtown, PA, died April 20, 2012. Richard joined the United States Navy in 1941. His plan was to see the world, go home, and get a job. But World War II changed his mind. After two years of working on aircraft and searching for German submarines, he returned to the U.S. and entered flight school. He received his Navy gold wings in 1945. He served twenty-six years in the Navy, retiring in 1966. During his career he logged hundreds of aircraft carrier take off and landings as naval aviator. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at University of Missouri, received a Bachelors of Science from U.S.N. Post Graduate School, and a Master of Arts in Mathematics from Duke University. After retiring from the Navy, he taught advanced math at Westminster School in Atlanta for twenty years and was head of the math department. He and his wife enjoyed traveling the world, seeing seventy-two countries and visiting family and friends. He is survived by the love of his life, Jean Wise Reider; daughter, Carol Paulsen of Virginia; son, Richard E. Reider of Atlanta; sister, Arlene Barnes of Elizabethtown; grandchildren, Kenneth Paulson and Dana Matuszak; and five great-grandchildren.

CAPT Gordon C. Reif (friend of Chamberlain) 2495 Marquis Rd Dunedin, FL 34698 727-785-1544) CO VAW-126 1987-89 b.1/15/15; d.6/18/84 bur in Montgomery, OH; Son: Gordon C. Reif, Jr 1421 Patriot Dr Melbourne, FL 32940-6861 321-255-6825 b.1948-51; Roberta

Fredrick (n) Reissmann 215-387-8889 ADRAN, ADRA3 Wasp 1960 & 61 b.4/1/1940; d.4/24/1997 St Petersburg, FL; Paula J. Reissmann 6527 Draw Ln Sarasota, FL 34238

Louis Robert “Lou” Rell 18 Andover Ct #18 Brookfield, CT 06804 860-233-5825 also 2819 Turnbull Estates Dr New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169; ENS Randolph 1963, LT(jg) Saratoga 1964-5 & America 1966 Retired TWA pilot; d.3/22/2014; M. Jodi Rell, LT Governor of Connecticut 1996-2004; Governor to complete term of Gov Rowland 7/1/04-1/07; Re-elected 2006. Retired on term limits 2011                                                                                                       125 Longmeadow Hill Rd Brookfield, CT 06804 203-775-1742

Louis R. Rell, a former U.S. Navy aviator and commercial airline pilot who played an encouraging, behind-the-scenes role in the political career of his wife, former Gov. M. Jodi Rell, died Saturday in Florida. He was 73. Mr. Rell, who lived with his wife in Brookfield and in Florida, died after a long struggle with cancer, according to a brief statement by his son, Michael Rell, a member of the Wethersfield Town Council. During his wife’s six years as governor, Mr. Rell largely eschewed a public role as first spouse, other than escorting the governor at public events, most notably on July 1, 2004, when the couple walked together to Mrs. Rell’s swearing in. It was a tumultuous day. Gov. John G. Rowland had resigned midway through his third term, chased from office by an impeachment inquiry. Mrs. Rell confessed to a case of butterflies as she exited from a Lincoln Town Car at the foot of the north driveway to the Capitol grounds.  Her husband of 37 years smiled and took her hand, and they walked hand-in-hand up the drive, where 2,000 onlookers waited to see her become the 87thgovernor of Connecticut. After she took the oath, Mr. Rell leaned forward to kiss the new governor. From the start, Mr. Rell said he anticipated no public role other than supportive spouse. He generally gave no interviews, despite a gregarious nature, easy humor and a comfortable relationship with some of the reporters who covered his wife. During their first Halloween in the Executive Residence, Mr. Rell stood unrecognized next to the governor, who greeted children at the brick mansion in Hartford's West End. The governor was dressed as a UConn cheerleader; her husband was hidden inside the costume of the school's mascot, a larger-than-life husky. Lou and Jodi Rell married in 1967, while he was a Navy pilot stationed at NAS Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., his wife's hometown, and she was a student at Old Dominion University. He flew carrier-based electronic surveillance aircraft. In his squadron's alumni newsletter, Mr. Rell was referred to as the colleague with the "celebrity wife," whose duties kept them from a reunion in 2010 when a tropical storm hit Connecticut. The Rells had come to the Northeast after Mr. Rell became a commercial airline pilot with TWA, first living in New Jersey and finally settling in rural Brookfield, a popular base for pilots with its relatively easy access to the airports of New York. Mrs. Rell got into politics by helping run the campaigns of Rep. David Smith, an Eastern Airlines pilot. When he declined to seek a fifth term in 1984, Smith urged Mrs. Rell to run. Mr. Rell encouraged her, promising to take leave as a pilot to watch their two children during the crazy last weeks of the legislature's annual session, when the part-time position can turn into a round-the-clock slog. After retiring as a pilot, Mr. Rell opened a medical taxi business, transporting patients to appointments. Their 19th century, white clapboard farmhouse in Brookfield was an escape throughout Mrs. Rell's tenure as governor, as were their friends who predated Mrs. Rell's time in state politics. To them, Mr. Rell was the easygoing neighbor who would pop over and help hang wallpaper. In November 2007, a year after Mrs. Rell was elected to a four-year term in a landslide, Mr. Rell underwent surgery to remove a stage 1 cancerous growth in his esophagus. He recovered, though an undisclosed health issue with Mr. Rell caused the Rells to abruptly cancel plans to attend the 2008 Republican National Convention. That was a disappointment to Mr. Rell, a fan of the fellow Navy pilot who won the nomination: Sen. John McCain of Arizona. The Rells returned to their Brookfield farmhouse after Mrs. Rell left office in January 2011. When the couple decided to downsize into a nearby condominium, they sold the house to their daughter, Meredith, who is married and the mother of two children. The family was together in public in September 2013, when the former governor's official portrait was unveiled in the State Library, across from the State Capitol.  

John H. Reneau AT2 Bennington 1954-5 9/17/27; d.12/11/95 Mesquite, TX 

CDR Willard Harvey Renninger O-in-C Forrestal 1965 b.5/24/33 Quakertown, PA; d.4/22/02 Coopersburg, PA

Steven Michael Resch ATC FDR 1967 b.2/24/47; d.7/16/06 Hanford, CA Buried in Nebraska; Bonney Clark Resch Hanford, CA

Bill (Pappy) Reynolds AMHC Enterprise 1964, d.1980s JAX  

James R. Ricard 1346 Lasalle Av Minneapolis, MN 55403 AD3 1952 b.10/10/27; d.11/4/98 Alva, FL

Frank W. Rice AD2 Randolph 1954 b.12/9/25; d.2/14/2001 Loganville, GA

CAPT Richard Larimer “Dick” Richards, 3310 Hambletonian Dr Florissant, MO 63033 314-831-0398 LT(jg) 1355 Randolph 1957 (left cruise to go to NAVCADs) Flew VF 101; VF-41; VF-84 MBA St Louis Univ McDonnell-Douglas Co; Nancy Perry  b.6/4/33; d.10/28/06

Bernard Rex Richardson AT1 1952 b.4/28/16; d.2/8/1990 Wisconsin

Glenn Richardson ENS-LT(jg) 1962-4  Essex 1962 1962 UAL Capt b.4/10/37; d.2/12/99 Car hit him as he was crossing the street to his mailbox in Clovis, CA

Jackie C. Richardson ADR3 Randolph 1966 b.1/15/43; d.1/23/96 Cushman AR

J. J. Richardson LCDR Acting CO 1953 b.8/12/23; d.1/7/03 Sumrall, MS

Francis E. Richeal YN3 1952 b.7/1/30; d.6/14/2002 Levittown, PA; Ruth E. Campbell Richeal 2 Heartwood Turn Levittown, PA 19056 215-946-6476; Son David A. same address

Clarence A. Richmond ALC b.9/15/24; d.9/5/03 Shawnee Mission, KS Bennington 1953

William J. Ridings PR3 Randolph 1966 b.8/13/42; d.8/6/99 Knoxville, TN

LT(jg) Alan N. Riendeau Rhode Island b.8/10/31; d.7/14/97; Alphonse Reindeer was the nickname AL Riendeau gave himself; Alice A. b.6/27/36; Son: Gary J. 70 Canonicus Trail  East Greenwich, RI 02818-1738 401-884-7410 b.1956

CAPT James Francis Rigg 20 Balsam Dr East Greenwich, RI PAMRigg@aol.com CDR 12th ranking navy Ace of WWII Skipper of the fighter squadron on the Essex under McCampbell 4th CO VC-12 1953-55 (later Exec of Tarawa) See McCampbell's Heroes by Edwin P. Hoyt Navy Cross, DFC x 5, Bronze Star Air Medal x 10, PUC

Navy CrossDistinguished Flying CrossBronze StarAir MedalPresidential Unit Citation

b.7/18/1915; d.7/11/2004 South County Hospital, Wakefield, RI; A Burial office was held at St Luke’s Episcopal Church, East Greenwich, RI 24 July 2004. Bur Arlington National Cemetery; Priscilla A. Rigg

Jack Leland Riggs AD1 Bennington 1956 Cleveland, OH b.3/2/25; d.12/1/99; Irene Vida (Pecjak)

Jack Leland Riggs married Irene Vida Pecjak in 1950. He was an excellent artist, although his talents did not earn him any status in the world. He could quickly pen your name in caligraphy or sketch out a cartoon or draw a landscape. He could also play music and was never taught how to play. He also read book after book to learn schematics and quickly become knowledgeable about electronics. He was a very brilliant man but became mentally incapable of a quality life as a result of his tour of duty in the Navy

Hargis Riley Jacksonville, FL fm Jackson, KY AD2 Saratoga 1957-8 b.5/31/25; d.2/18/1975; Adele F

Adele F. Riley, 69, of Jacksonville, passed away February 4, 2002 in Orange Park, FL. She was born August 26, 1932 in Providence, RI. She is predeceased by her husband Hargis Riley. Adele is survived by her children, Robert, Michael, James, Brian, Cheryl, Lee, and Marie

James W. Riley, Jr CPO Des Arc, AR ATW3 Randolph 1965 b.11/22/44; d.11/9/2003

Russell Louis Rindfuss AMH2; later A1C USAF 5924 Chevelle Dr Jacksonville, FL 32244 904-772-0143 russ5924@comcast.net Independence 1961, later Essex 1964 & Enterprise b.1/3/39; d.10/8/2010; Evelyn K. b.1939

ENS Donald Risch NAOC Lake Champlain 1959; 1960-1; b.3/27/35; d.12/1966 OH killed with wife when hit by drunk driver after leaving the navy

LCDR William H. Ritzmann, Jr (Speed) 187 SW Emily Glen Lake City, FL 32024-8262 386-754-4096 LT 1956-1960 Forrestal; Wasp 1960; New Hampshire College;  d.6/16/09 stroke; Lawana; Son: William H III 407-484-8162 whritz3@aol.com ; Dtr: Lorena R. Regan 435-659-0824

Cameron L. Rix Brockton, MA ATN3 1962 b.12/19/40; d.1/20/95; Jean Rix 424 Copeland St Brockton, MA 02301 410-285-3215

Ordell Howard Roach 8577 Alvarado Calzada Pensacola, FL 32507 AMH1 Saratoga 1963-4; b.1/10/34; d.6/8/08 Columbus, MS bur Barrancas Natl Cem

John J. Robb AD1 21966 Dolores St #154 Castro Valley, CA 94546 510-247-8897 Oriskany 1951; Coral Sea 1953; b.3/2/1922; d.10/26/07 Alameda, Ca; Pearl

Frederick S. Robbins AN 1953 b.12/24/35; d.11/82 Macomb, MI; Helen S. 16 Corey Colonial Agawam, MA 01001-2739 413-786-1171

Richard L. (Dick) Robbins 1950-1952 AK3 (friend of Dick Brown) 571 Skyview Dr Milton, PA 17847-7603 570-742-0733; b.2/6/31; d.4/1/91; Mary B

Billy Roberts ATAN YNTSN Lake Champlain 1953 b.2/21/34; d.11/20/09 Plant City & Thonotosassa, FL; Gloria J. b.1941; d.2008; Son: James (dec); Dtrs: Rhonda (Daniel) Orlosky, Cynthia (Michael) Roque, Mary Ann (Charles) Frier

LT Charles Arthur Roberts ENS VAW-12 Leyte 1958 b.Oneida, NY b.6/29/23; d.9/26/91 Syracuse, NY; Daughter: Margaret b.1941, the year he entered the navy

CDR Donald B. Roberts 10897 W 30th Place, Lakewood, CO 80215-7147 303-238-5598 LCDR O-in-C Saratoga 1961; b.10/24/24; d.1/16/2012; Doris Louise "I expect all who were there would agree he was a wonderful guy, a gentleman who was loved and respected."  Adm. Bernsen

Grover Chapman (Chuck) Roberts Corpus Christi, TX 78401 b.4/1938 AD2 Forrestal 1961; Randolph 1962; Eva (deceased also)

John S. Robertson ADC 1952 b.8/6/17; d.12/21/64 Baltimore

LT Robert (Tony) Robida Norfolk, VA                                                                                 possibly: Robert “Bobby” Robida b.3/10/20; d.11/7/04 Anacortes, WA or Robert H. b.8/1/1922; d.4/23/2009 Sanford, ME Or less likely Robert R. b.7/25/40; d.4/21/09 Biddeford, ME

Buddy G. Robinett 10702 S 89th East Av Tulsa, OK 74133-7354 718-369-2726 ATC America 1967; b.8/9/1930; d.5/11/2011; Janice (Allred))

 Retired Grumman Aerospace Corp. section head and manager, died Wednesday. Services pending. Bixby Funeral Service, Bixby. (Tulsa World)  b.8/9/1930 at Maud, Oklahoma. He was the son of Guy H. Robinett and Gladys Shadden Robinett. Buddy d.5/11/ 2011  Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 80 years of age.
Buddy grew up in the Maud area. He attended Maud High School, graduating with the class of 1948. Buddy proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1968 as a specialist in the Naval Intelligence Branch.
Buddy Robinett and Janice A. Allred were united in marriage on June 15, 1950 at Meade, Kansas. They have celebrated 60 years of marriage. During that time the couple resided in both the U.S. and overseas and most recently in south Tulsa.
Buddy was employed with Grumman Aerospace Corporation from 1968 to 1990 and retired after 22 years of service. During that time he served as Senior Field Representative, Section Head and Manager of New Business Development. Buddy was a member of Southwood Baptist Church in Tulsa, where he served as deacon. He served as President of Fleet Reserve Association from 1962 to 1963; was a  33rd degree Mason and a Shriner.

 

James L. Robinett AD1 Coral Sea 1955 b.9/2/26; d.11/90 Oregon

Jamerson William Robinson CS3 Essex 1961 b.6/27/27 Arkansas; d.3/14/00 Middletown, RI bur in Arkansas; Selma Robinson 33 Prescott Hall Rd Newport, RI 02840 401-846-7034

Joseph Edward Robinson 31 Cedar St Marcus Hook, PA 19061-4610 610-497-3764 PN3 1966 no det b.1945; d.4/09 6 years increasing dementia; wife is m.kay31@comcast.net

Walter L. Robinson 183 Harvard St Boston, MA 02124 ADAN YNSN Midway 1955 b.12/22/36; d.12/19/2001 Boston

William A. Robinson AMS3 Forrestal 1961 Columbus, GA

Wm Alexander Robinson E-6 AEC 4824 Fesseneva Ln Naperville, IL 60564 630-904-5063 b.7/22/41; d.10/31/05 bur in GA

Kenneth J. Robison AE3 Randolph 1966 b.11/15/46; d.4/76 Churchill, NV “Robbie” 36710 Sand Creek Rd Squaw Valley, CA 93675-9629 559-338-3136 b.1946

Francis (Frank) T. Roden SA 1952 b.7/18/34; d.8/22/2002 Queens, NY

William Ewing L. (Ed) Rodgers 5155 Thunder Hill Columbia, MD 21045 410-997-1486 LT LDO 6802 1966 to VAW-121 Saratoga 1966-7 Maintenance officer b.9/20/1924; d.10/13/07; Irene T. b.1925

Rev George T. Rogan 4090 Fairfield Rd Coxs Creek, KY 40013 502-252-5637 b.1/18/21; d.2/25/99

Phillip Earl Rogers AECM Lake Champlain 1953 b.12/8/21; d.7/3/01 Henderson, NV; death certificate issued in Utah

Michael F. Rogus 123 Sebascodegan Shores Harpswell, ME 04079-4242 207-729-7574 1956-58 LCDR O-in-C 1957 Randolph b.1921; d.11/10/2013; Patricia A. b.1923

Marvin Terry Rohr 912 Howard St Mount Vernon, OH 43050-3729 & 147 Green Dr E Newark, OH 43055 740-0344-7148 ATW3 1962 FDR Saratoga 1963 b.7/18/1942; d.8/13/04; Carol Ann; Son: Marvin V. Troy, OH b.1969

Charles J. Roman PR3 1951 b.2/11/28; d.6/8/01 Port St Lucie, FL

Paul (nmi) Romanakis ADRAN Saratoga 1963-4 b.9/3/43; d.11/15/1990 Rice’s Landing, PA

Charles Joseph Romash 28 Homestead Rd Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849 973-663-2617 AE2 Essex 1963; b.1939; d.2/2008; son: James C jcromash29@yahoo.com

LT(jg) Edwin Rooney b.8/22/33; d.7/5/97 NY Randolph pilot 1958 Syracuse 1955; Nora; Son: Jim Rooney 19 Birchwood Dr Great River, NY 631-581-7317 James Rooney roondune@gmail.com

  The Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association will induct two former Syracuse University wrestlers into its Hall of Fame on Sunday, March 5, 2006 Ken Hunte (SU Class of 1950) and Ed Rooney ’55 are part of the 2006 EIWA Hall of Fame class that will be honored prior to the final round of the 102nd EIWA Championship. 

A two-time All-American, Rooney placed second and fourth in the NCAA Championship and won two EIWA titles, in addition to recording second and third place finishes at the EIWA. In four EIWA tournaments his two losses were to Olympian Frank Bettucci and to Donald Rumsfeld. His freshman bout with Bettucci made the Top 10 list of EIWA bouts at the 100th anniversary gala. In 1954 Rooney and his Syracuse coach, Joe McDaniel, drove to Nationals in Oklahoma, where Rooney placed second and earned 10th place for his team. They drove on to the AAUs in San Diego, where he placed second and scored the most falls.  That year Rooney was the Outstanding Wrestler at the Wilkes and EIWA tournaments.

Rooney became a Navy carrier pilot aviator on Airborne Early Warning flights before returning to Syracuse to coach and earn his teaching degree. His freshman teams formed the nucleus of the 1963 Syracuse EIWA team champion which placed fourth at NCAA Championship. After earning his teaching degree, he moved to Long Island to become a teacher, coach and life guard. 

CDR Wade Brown Ropp 24 Achilla Terr Martinsburg, WV 25404-3457 304-263-0119 LCDR O-in-C VC-12 Tarawa 1953-4 world cruise b.4/28/1920; d.3/4/09; Marjorie B (Margie) b.10/19/22; d.12/24/01; son: Philip & Carolyn Ropp

Arthur Rose 508 Nickelby Louisville, KY 40245 502-245-3901 AD3 1955-1957 Intrepid; b.8/8/36; d.5/3/06; Delores

CDR Charles Caswell Rose, Jr. 673 Kings Trl Sunset Beach, NC 28468 910-579-1749 Annapolis, MD O-in-C Intrepid 1967; CO VAW-124 1969-70 b.1/21/1931; d.11/14/2002; Dolores b.1934

CDR Vernon D. Rose, Jr. 1343 Pilgrim Av Melbourne, FL 32940-6720 321-752-8820 Summer: 10432 Rose Ln Nisswa, MN 56468-2206 218-963-7439 1951-1953 LT FDR 1951; FDR carqual 1953; Wasp 1953 b.9/21/23; d.3/6/2006; Kathleen E

LT(jg) William A. Rose Lake Champlain 1959; Randolph 1960 fm Minneapolis b.9/10/32; d.11/5/94 FL; Jean

Ronald R. Rosicki 940 N First St New Hyde Park, NY 11040-2822 516-354-8004 AN Wasp 1967 b.7/17/1947; d.1/18/2010; mother: Cecelia, b.1921 same address

Richard Lee Rosonowski 2 Brassie Dr Calabash, NC 28467-2526 910-575-3824 AK3 Enterprise 1962-3; Det 14; survived a WF crash Pilot, LCDR Hansen drowned; LT Macey survived too; b.10/9/44; d.10/19/04

Gordon A. Rossley 3203 Salford Blvd Northport, FL 34287-3952 AD1 Intrepid 1956 b.5/9/23; d.4/19/04

James A. Rotton AE1 1953 b.12/5/1928; d.8/28/2000 Warren, AR

Launnie Allan Roush AMS1 Saratoga 1960 & 1961-2 8241 County Rd 1458 Taft, TX 78390 b.8/7/34; d.4/22/2008; Hilda

Charles M. Rowland PO Box 2104 Redmond, WA 98073 (6236 230th Av N) 425-868-0283 Intrepid 1958 Chief of Govt Liason & Investigations, USCG; b.4/25/1938; d.10/19/2009

Charles M. ROWLAND April 25, 1938 ~ October 19, 2009 Charles M. Rowland peacefully passed away on Monday Oct. 19, 2009. Charles was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on April 25, 1938, to Charles and Helen Rowland. Charles also had a brother John who preceded him in death. Charles was a long term member of the Washington Waterfowl Assoc. and a lover of the outdoors. Charles enjoyed music, dancing and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Megan and Joshua. Charles leaves behind his two children, Susie and Charlie, his former wife Sue, and his long time companion, Susan.

Isaac Calvin (Cal) Rowland AM3 Lake Champlain 1953, Hornet 1955 b.8/6/32 Table Grove, IL; d.9/30/75 Fall River, MA; Emma C  

John Rixey Rowley, Jr. Intrepid 1955 b.3/13/35; d.3/6/01 Milwaukee, WI 

Gary Roy nmi AN Saratoga 1964-5, 1966 b.10/3/48; d.10/1986 Macomb, MI

CDR Robert Irvin Roy 730 Nagel Dr Pensacola, FL O-in-C Enterprise 1962; b.6/2/1925 Pawtucket; d.11/4/06 ; Mary Frances (Simmons); Son: Robert Irvin Roy, Jr 2345 Summit Blvd Pensacola, FL 32503-4371 850-433-9024 bobroy@bellsouth.net

Cdr Robert Irvin Roy, Usn ( Ret )1925-2006 Robert I. "Bob" Roy, passed away unexpectedly November 4, 2006, at a local hospital. Robert was born on June 2, 1925 in Pawtucket, RI. He was one of four children of Wilfred A. and Belle Loiselle Roy. At an early age the family moved to Springfield, Massachusetts. He enlisted in the Navy in 1943 at the age of 18. Robert was trained as a pilot and received his wings and his commission as a Naval Officer. He served as a pilot in the Korean Conflict, Bay of Pigs, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. While a flight instructor in Pensacola in 1950, he met his wife of 56 years, Mary Frances Simmons. They were married on November 4, 1950. Commander Roy had a distinguished military career of twenty-nine years. He graduated from Tulane University in 1958. In 1963 he transitioned from Navy pilot to an executive role negotiating major contracts for the Department of Defense. He retired in 1972 and moved his family back to Pensacola. He was preceded in death by his brother Wilfred A. "Bud" Roy, Jr. and his sister Claire Greaves. He is survived by his wife, Mary Simmons Roy; son, Robert I. Roy Jr., three daughters and sons in law, Mary B. and Michael J. Kirsch, Susan M. and Joseph Hargadon, and Belle R. and David L. DeBari, and his brother, Eugene A. Roy. Robert has 5 grandchildren, Heidi Hargadon, Claire Hargadon, Samantha DeBari, Megan DeBari, and Alex DeBari.

Richard Samuel (Dick) Royer Camp Sherman, OR 97730-0636 ATN2 Wasp & Essex 1967; b.1944; d.2009; Aura Marie b.1942 (now in Spokane)

Larry E. Rucker Independence 1965 plane captain b.5/23/1943; d.8/30/96

LCDR Robert C. Rude 29242 Zeller Av San Antonio, FL 33576 352-588-2793 rrude@tampabay.rr.com LT(jg) Independence 1967 became VAW-124; Real estate; b.3/26/42; d.9/24/2007; Beverly

Mark Allen Rundall 848 Erford Rd Camp Hill, PA 17011-1129 717-732-5744 (NIS) ATR3 America 1966-7                       son: b.2/1960 Formerly 302 3rd St Enola, PA 17025 phone now Buckles; Not Michael Eugene Rundall 257 E Neck Rd Nobleboro, ME 04555-8608 207-563-2699; Annette W

Calvin Russell (NMI) AK3 Wasp 1967 b.1/28/45; d.3/9/89 Louisiana

George D. Russell AE1 Wasp 1958 fm Calif b.11/20/36; d.6/7/97 Las Vegas d/c issued in CA

James A. Russell AT3 Leyte 1950 & 1952 b.1/11/30; d.2/4/97 Virginia

Roy B. Russell AN 1953 b.1933; d.1987 Geneva & Ashtabula, OH; Ann E

Gary W. Rutledge Forrestal 1964 b.8/12/44; d.5/1969

Robert W. Ruxer 1951 West Alexandria, OH b.1/7/26; d.8/15/03

David Ryan AT 1949-52 Waterloo, IA Boxer Plankowner VC-12

Kevin James Ryan Madison, CT AT1 Enterprise 1962 b.4/16/1927; d.1/2/2001; Jean Dorothy b.1929; Son: Michael Kevin Ryan

Robert Ryan pilot 1949; Plankowner VC-12; Margaret

Albert Anderson Rytter   4343 Ridgecrest Cir Amarillo, TX 79109 b.1924; d.8/17/03 LT(jg) pilot Mindoro 1951, Saipan 1950; Sons: Michael Anderson Rytter Amarillo, TX & Charles William Rytter Channing, TX & Dtr: Debra Jean Maxey Fort Lauderdale, FL 

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Alvin E. St Clair Roanoke, VA AN 1953 b.1931 Roanoke, VA; Marion T. b.12/14/30; d.1/4/2001

Buster (n) St John 106 Hunter St Albany, GA 31705 ATR3 Coral Sea 1956-7; Wasp 1967 b.8/14/1935; d.7/8/00 Middleton, MA; d/c in OR

D.C. Salisbury, Jr SN 1952 b.4/4/33; d.3/7/08 Columbia Co, OR

CDR Russell Sampson LCDR O-in-C Randolph 1956-7 b.11/15/24; d.9/4/1977 Atlantic City, NJ bur Houston National Cem then moved to Arlington National Cem

James Earlis Sandefur 2784 CR 1599 Avinger, TX 75630-2802 903-562-1044 FDR 1966 b.1944; 2/1993; Rose B. b.1947

Hylton B. Sanders, Jr 218 Jessica Dr Garland, TX 75040 972-530-0176 ATC-E7 1948-1953 b.11/6/27; d.1/4/2002 Dallas, TX renal failure; Best man at Jack Hancock’s wedding; Chris

Robert Nicholas Sansone AD3 1950 b.4/15/32; d.6/8/93 Tolland, CT & Wellington, FL

LCDR Edford Wilson Sapp (LDO) 2857 Holly Ridge Dr Orange Park, FL 32073 904-264-4632 LT FDR 1965 b.5/17/24 JAX; d.1/12/2004 bur Arlington Ntl Cem; Betty

Lloyd F. Sarbacker AM2 Lake Champlain 1954-5 b.5/20/33; d.6/16/97 Madison, WI; Grandson same name in Indiana

Robert D. (Stick) Saunders AT3 Bennington 1956; Saratoga 1958 later a 747 pilot b.1/6/35; d.1/29/97 Sonoma, CA colon cancer

Robert N. Saunders AD1 1951 b.8/25/24; d.6/1/90 Massachusetts

Peter K. Savelyev New York AMS2 Forrestal 1966 b.3/20/46; d.6/1/1993 age 47 Roanoke, VA

Elwood Russell Savitz AD3 195 FDR b.1/14/31; d.7/12/2004 Bangor, PA

Jesse H. Saxon 1840 Vista Dr Beloit, WI 53511-3963 608-364-4786 VC-12 1951 USS Saipan b.1927; d.7/31/2010; Norma nsjs7475@aol.com

LT Norman Caldwell Scaife 24 Mistletoe Dr Covington, LA 70433-4521 985-892-1159 1950 TBM pilot VC-12 b.2/6/23; d.7/13/08

Joseph T. Scalise Norwich, NY  ATAN FDR 1953-4; AT3 FDR 1953; Lake Champlain 1954-5 fm Warren, PA b.1/1/34; d.6/21/98

Kenneth B. Scank AMCS Hemphill, TX 75948 (409-579-4186-former home number) b.1/29/38; d.2/7/08 AM3 1958 Saratoga; Wheelchair bound from Parkinsons’ Disease (nursing home as of 2007); Dee (Dolores) married 1966

 After leaving VAW-12 went to VT-6 NAAS Whiting Field Milton, FL Made AMS1 1959 From there to B school then to VA-75 NAS Oceana, July 1963 to FEB 1965 TO VA-85 (Enlistment was up in VA-75) Two West Pac cruises on KITY HAWK CV63 with VA-85 trans to VA-44 NAS Cecil FEB 1968 trans to VA-174 1970 (44 decommissioned) Made AMSC IN 1968 Made AMCS in 1971 Back to Sea Duty April 1971 to VA-105 Made short Med Cruise on Saratoga back in July Left for West Pac on Saratoga in April 72 (this was the Saratoga's only time ever in the Pacific) Got back in Feb 73 Aug 18, 1974 transferred to VT-28 Corpus Christi, TX As Maint CPO; Had 96 waves out of 300 enlisted in Squadron; Retired on my wedding Anniversary Sept 19, 1975

John J. Scanlon AN 1953 not b.1/17/33 Woonsocket, RI; d.4/30/06 Millis, MA USMC

David Edward Scantland 148 N Main St New Madison, OH 45346 937-996-1111 Midway 1955 Retired as E-8 Air Force in 1975; b.12/13/32; d.1/3/2009; Joan d.2010

Byron S. Schaffer, Jr. LT(jg) NAOC Intrepid 1956; Evanston, IL; b.8/10/32; d.5/1990; Barbara S. Schaffer 3110 N Sheridan Rd #1810 Chicago, IL 60657-4943 b.1932

Robert L. Schell ADJ3 3323 Furman Blvd Louisville, KY 40220-1909 502-459-6022 America 1967 b.6/5/46; d.2/7/93

William C. Schember 4313 Jonathan Ct Wilmington, NC 28412-2499 910-395-1664  AT2 Leyte 1950-1;  Patricia Ann Patfreckles26@aol.com

I was married to William C. Schember, who died on April 10th, 1999. I think some of the proudest and happiest days of his earlier years were his years on various flat tops just before and during the Korean Conflict. I just recently parted with his flight logs and yearbooks from the various ships he served on during his 5 plus years in the Navy and gave them to our son Scott. Bill loved flying as a Radar Operator and spent about 26 years of his later life with American and Pan Am Airlines in various positions. Bill and I spent our 25th wedding anniversary in Charleston SC and visited Patriots Point where the Yorktown is berthed He had taken me to so many ships during the years that I told him, "You go ahead and have fun I will visit the gift shop and then sit and wait for you on the dock” I found a book in the shop about Corsairs which I knew he would like I went back and sat on the dock looking through the book Lo and behold, I looked up and there was Bill on the flight deck with his head in one of the engines. I laughed as I knew he was in his element and reliving experiences from the past He loved the book that I bought him and looked at it over the years I don't readily have his service records available but I think he was in the Navy from '46-51 Bill was b.1928 at Queens County, New York and lived on Long Island, New York until 1990 when we retired to Wilmington, NC I know he belonged to a Navy Club that helped bring the Intrepid to New York Harbor

Raymond M. Schiavone ADAN 1954 b.10/3/32; d.4/15/98 Worcester, MA

James E. Schiller ADRC 2540 W Calle Morado Tucson, AZ 85745 520-623-9539 b.1921; d.3/24/05 Forrestal 1962; Evelyn Yearout Schiller b.1925; d.2/17/2006 2401 Glenn St Tucson, AZ 85719 520-881-4814; Son: James E. Schiller, Jr (Sherry) Tallahassee, FL; Dtrs: Carol A. Schiller b.1950 2440 Glenn St Tucson, AZ 85719 520-795-8586 & Patricia (Jack) Cohen, Missoula, MT

Robert Henry Schlipp Hagar Shores, MI 49039 Van Buren County, MI ADR2 1951 b.8/15/25; d.12/14/99

Harold Haviland Schock AMSC 85 Weeden Dr East Greenwich, RI 02818-4540 401-884-7513 AM1 Intrepid 1955 b.12/25/21; d.3/5/2008; Barbara

CAPT Edward Smith Schoenberger 8649 Haverhill Jacksonville, FL 32211-5119 904-724-0539 c-eschoenb@worldnet.att.net LT(jg) 1956-59 NAOC; b.9/2/33 near Pittsburgh; d.8/9//09 Davidson Univ; Carol Ann Cooper

Roland C. (Rollie) Schroeder Mystic, CT 06355-4025 Midway 1951-2; Wasp 1953 LT(jg) pilot Babson, MBA U Michigan Banker b.1928 d.8/29/2012; Barbara C.; son: John R. Schroeder, AIA 69-2 Main Street Chester, Connecticut 06412  P: (860) 526-5838 F: (860) 526-9556 jrschroeder@jrsaia.com W: www.jrsaia.com

My father wss in a nursing home in Mystic, CT with his wife Barbara.  He died 8/29/12. They both had dementia and are not very mobile. Avalon Health Care Center at StoneRidge 186 Jerry Browne Road Mystic, CT  06355

LT Ernie Schroth 1953-5 Boston police officer LT FDR 1953-4 b.4/7/23; d.6/30/1993 Quincy, MA

Hilary A. Schrum AE1 324 Troy St Johnstown, PA 15906-3128 814-536-2754 VC-12 1948-9 plankowner VC-12 Kearsarge b.5/14/28; d.2/28/13; Kevin & Lucille Schrum

SCHRUM – Hilary A., 84, Brownstown, died Feb. 28, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born May 14, 1928, in Johnstown, son of Daniel and Ethel C. (Blawn) Schrum. Preceded in death by parents; granddaughter, Katrina Ann Pinkas; son-in-law, Juergen Mathes; brothers, William Schrum and Jean Schrum; and sisters Eileen Schrum and Wilma “Pat” Kubanda. Survived by loving wife of 62 years, Lucille (Kurtz) Schrum, Brownstown; and children, Rita Mathes; Karen, married to Anthony Pinkas; and Robin, married to Gary Spack, all of Johnstown; Douglas, married to the former Bonnie Romig, Hanover, Pa.; and Thaddeus, married to the former Sandra Martinek, Johnstown. Also survived by grandchildren, Kimberly Mathes; Christel Kosis, and husband, Joseph; Tammy Gawel, and husband, Robert; Eric Mathes; Jacob, and wife, Bethany Pinkas; Izeke Pinkas, and fiancee, Erin; Melia Pinkas; April Hicks, and husband, Jay; Todd Spack; Adam Schrum, and wife, Christina; Benjamin Schrum, and wife, Beth; Caleb Schrum; Damaris Schrum; Luke Schrum; and Aurora Schrum; and great-grandchildren, Kevin Mathes, Alexandria Kosis, Mikayla Kosis, Corey Kosis, Tanner Kosis, Danika Kosis, Haley Mathes, Abigail Gawel, Layla Schrum, Conner Schrum, Ethan Schrum, Eli Schrum, Olivia Schrum and McKinleigh Pinkas. Brother of Don Schrum, and wife, Gwendaline; and Noreen, married to Nicholas Molchan, both of Johnstown; and brother-in-law, William Kubanda, Johnstown. A U.S. Navy veteran during World War II and active member of various military organizations. Retired employee with 42 years of service for GTE Telephone Co. A dedicated leader in the community of Brownstown Borough, he was an avid golfer.

Richard L. Schuh Wasp 1967 AMHAN AMH3 910 Dorchester Dr Hoyt Lakes, MN 55750 218-225-2395 b.1947; Shirley C (in her name in 2008)

LCDR Willard E. “Dutch” Schultz 10184 Grandview Dr La Mesa, CA 91941 ?858 or 619-447-0222 1960-64 Saratoga 1961 & 1963; d.1/24/02; daughter: Carla Woolasch 619-579-8986

Lavon E. Schumacker DK1 1953 b.9/2/30; d.7/17/98 Phoenix

Stanley Lewis Schumaker 415 23rd Apt St Wilton Manors FL 33305-1120 AA Randolph 1963; b.4/3/1944; d.10/6/09

LCDR Albert C. Schutz, Jr 680 Southview Dr Old Hickory, TN 37138-1652 615-758-7526 LT Franklin Roosevelt 1961 b.8/27/32; d.9/15/2003; Geraldine B. Schutz 3110 Whitetail Dr Clarksville, TN 37043-2446 931-358-7051 b.1932; son: Larry P. Schutz 2916 Lyncrest Dr Nashville, TN 37214-3519 b.1964

Bill Schwan 3021 Twin Rivers Dr Arkadelphia, AR 71923-4219 870-246-3825 AD 1948-1950 Philippine Sea 1948; Plankowner VC-12; has arthritis & prostate Ca (3 Bees with Cederberg & Carlson)

Robert W. Schwenker, Jr 867 Elmwood Rd West Babylon, NY 11704-7149 631-661-4087 AE3 Leyte 1950; later Lockheed at Kennedy airport b.12/26/27; d.9/3/2011; Marie A; Son: Robt W, Jr also in W. Babylon; Christina

LT Benjamin F. Scott VC-12 det Wasp 1952; FDR 1953 pilot CO VFP-62 1959; b.3/16/1922; d.3/12/2001 Bryn Mawr, PA

CDR Clayton Millard Scott, Jr. Mukilteo, WA 98275 XO VAW-12 7/57-60, 8th CO VAW-12 1960-61 U. Washington Boeing test pilot wings in 1942 b.7/10/20; d.4/20/99; Eileen 

Starling Frank R. Scruggs BMC 1952 b.4/19/16; d.3/16/93 Rockport, ME

Donald B. Scully, Jr 9793 Tice Rd Eden, NY 14057-9547 716-337-3332 b.12/1/27; d.3/7/2008; Alma C

Nicholas R. Scutti AMCS 27 Madison Av Toms River, NJ 08753-7563 732-244-6001 1957-1960 retired on 30 in 1969; Wasp 1958 Became Operations manager in county government b.3/29/23; d.6/24/2013; Margaret J d.3/29/08 (married 63 years); Son: Joe Scutti joedheasd@hotmail.com 609-994-7935

George Willard Sechler (brother of Glenn) same address Independence VAW-12; VAW-124 b.1944; d.1999

Robert L. Seelye ATR1 Forrestal 1966 b.1/29/27;d.5/3/03 Everton, AR Bur in NY; Virginia 

William Clyde Segee AVCM Radio Shack Chief 1955-7 Lake Champlain 1956 AEC b.12/18/22; d.11/9/88 Jax; Mamie Makela of Millinocket, ME now Pensacola, FL b.1919

CAPT Harry S. Sellers Arlington, VA flew c Bob Brown in 1949. Plankowner VC-12 CO USS FDR off Vietnam 1969 retired 1972 b.1/28/24 Glendora, CA; d.7/6/94 cancer; Helen (Heald) Sellers; Sons: Darrow Sellers, Monterey, CA & Richard Sellers, Arlington. VA  

founder and chief executive of a self-service storage operation 

James H. Sellman ADR FDR 1964 b.9/30/43; d.12/15/02 Milwaukee, WI career military; all 4 branches; Son: Lanny Sellman 7721 W. Hicks St Milwaukee, WI 53219 414-329-0366

Clifford B. Senn, Jr. PN3 Saratoga 1962; Det 14 b.8/21/1939; d.2/22/2001 Cass Lake, MN 56633

Harold G. Serafine Box 0145 (15838 Nauvoo Rd) Middlefield, OH 44062-0145 440-632-1210 Wasp 1961 ADR3; b.12/27/37; d.12/13/2009; Lois 

Fortunato J. Serafini 295 Hidden Cove Rd N Fort Myers, FL 33917-2965 239-995-6348 FDR 1952; Leyte 1951; Irma b.2/4/17; d.11/29/05

Stephen J. Serokee ATCS AT2-P1 Essex 1961-2 b.11/7/39 Cheshire, CT; d.1/22/99 NY 

Ronald J. Setzer CPO Forrestal 1966 radar equipment operator chief; No d/c; Marjorie M Setzer b.1942 17374 89th Av Peoria, AZ 85382 623-583-3567

Edward J. Seydler AE1 VC-12 Leyte 1951; BHR 1954 b.7/21/30; d.7/7/94; Joy D. b.1932; d.2006; Son: Edward Kurton, TX 979-589-3156  

Charles Ervin Shaft 314 Freeman Dr Piedmont, SC 29673 b.2/10/1938; d.10/15/99 AE2 America 1966-7; Carol 123 Couch Ln unit 202 Easley, SC 29642-3714 864-855-6136

Franklin D. Shackelford AT2 1958 Hurrevac b.12/20/31; d.7/15/1972 Greensboro, NC

George E. Shakely AD1 1951 b.12/28/22; d.11/15/1992 Costa Rica bur in OH

Charles M. Shannon, Jr College Point, NY Forrestal 1966 VAW-123 b.3/9/37; d.10/8/05 bur Calverton Natl Cem; Anna; Dtrs: Cathleen E. b.1966 1516 120th St College Point, NY 11356-2125; Jennifer J. 1301 120th St College Point 11356-1945 & Lucieanne Shannon Schnell (Raymond) same address

LT James S. Shaw 1310 Randolph 1966; Intrepid 1967 Maintenance officer b.12/26/40; d.2/12/04 RI

John Edward “Jack” Shay, Jr. 19635 Shrewsbury Detroit, MI 48221 313-345-6233 LT(jg) 1957-59 Essex 1958 b.7/29/33; d.5/11/2013; Patricia

I graduated from the Univ. of Florida in 1955, and went almost immediately to OCS in Newport then to Pensacola. After completion of flight training, went to VAW 12. I Left the navy in 1959 to go to graduate school, then 9 years at the University of Rhode Island. After 17+ years as president of Marygrove College in Detroit I retired for about six months. I have since held a part-time job as special assistant to the president at Macomb Community College, in Warren, MI, a suburb of Detroit; 3 adult children, 5 grandkids

Gary J. Sheets SA Forrestal 1962-3; b.2/9/41; d.9/16/90 Michigan

Charles M. Shell AMS1 3507 US 127 Signal Mountain, TN 37377-7415 423-886-3249 AMSAN Essex 1961 VAW-33 b.3/12/36; d.5/25/2011 bur Johnson City, TN   

Son: 390 Wilbur Dam Rd Elizabethton, TN 37643 423-542-3327

Raymond F. Shelley ACAN 1952 b.11/22/35; d.5/31/2009 Pasco, FL

Maynard A. Shelton ADC 5774 86th Pl Ocala, FL 34476 352-854-5034 Leading chief Wasp 1966 b.3/29/27; d.1/23/07; Minnie

John H. Shenk 1136 Nowlen St Lebanon, PA 17042 717-272-4996 john.shenk@comcast.net pilot Valley Forge 1958-9; Retired from the pastorate at age 66 in 1998; Rev. John Shenk '54 passed away on Tues., May 4.  He had been in increasingly-failing health this past winter after being paralyzed from the waist down for years following a surgical procedure; Ruth  

 Assigned to VF(AW)-4 in July 1956, cruised on the Tarawa, Leyte, and Valley Forge. Was one of the 26 pilots from 4, some of us flying Banshees at the time, who because of plenty of sea time in ADs, were transferred to become refugees in June ‘68 at 12 because of the additional mission given to 12. Was on the beach for 3 weeks with some pretty intensive flying at 12 before going to sea on the Valley in Bob Bollenbacher’s detachment in July ’58; Since the detachment was on the beach after flying off the damaged ship in January ’59, I remained as a palace guard until my RAD in April 1959. Had over 160 carrier landings, 1/3 at night, and about 900 AD hours. I flew in the ready reserves at NAS, Glenview while in grad school until summer ’62, and was in the same squadron and became friends with Don Rumsfeld. We stayed in touch until about ’69, also kept in touch with Bob Bollenbacher until the same time.  He got out around ‘69 with 28 years and we lost touch until ’91 just after his wife Betty died. We stayed closely in touch, visiting each other in our homes, until his death about 12 years later.  He lived in Toledo, and I, in eastern PA. Last talked to him on the phone the day he went into a coma. Bob was the most outstanding senior officer I knew during my time in the navy. I was discharged from the reserves as an aviator in ’67 because the Geneva Convention prohibited line officers who were ordained. In 1968 I enlisted in the Chaplain Corps with the intension of finishing at least 20 years in the ready reserves. Had the privilege of starting as a brand new jg again; At least I had my old jg bars. I was paralyzed in March ’71, but had a benevolent CO who told me to forget to show up for my annual physical. I kept drilling in a wheelchair. I got selected in ’62 for LCDR while not even in the secondary zone so my naval career came to an end when I went for my physical. The army reserve offered me a billet, but foolishly (with hindsight) the blue and gold coursed thru my veins and I turned down an opportunity I should have taken and perhaps had an opportunity to finish the additional 9 years I needed.                                                  

George Allen Sherrick Maumelle, AR AN Forrestal 1958-9 b.5/11/1938; d.1/13/2012  four children: Allen Dale Sherrick of Florida, Glen Joseph Sherrick of Ohio, George Allen Sherrick II of Wisconsin and Holly Sherrick of Maumelle; grandchildren, Kelsea, Lauryn, Makayla, Danielle, Allison and Eva Sherrick; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by other grandchildren

Paul W. Sherwood Marlow, AL 36580 251-988-1509 AE1 Wasp; b.4/3/38; d.12/21/2003 bur NY  Formerly  Box 887 Magnolia Springs AL 36555-0887

VADM Allen Mayhew Shinn First CO of VC-12 July 1948-Sept 1949; Martha’s Vineyard Had been CO of FAETULANT Later ComCarDiv 6 1963-4 RADM Chief of Naval Material & VADM COMNAVAIRPAC 1966-70; USNA 1932 b.1908; d.4/4/98 age 90 bur at Arlington Nat’l Cemetery

LCDR (Rev) Angus Morgan Shirah, Jr b.4/7/1918 AL; d.11/17/1977 Tallahassee, FL; Beatrice Lorraine (Borland)

Arthur Lee Shoe, Jr 612 Hatfield Winter Haven, FL 33880 or Babson Park, FL b.6/4/1940; d.2008 Cabarrus, NC AT1 America 1967; Priscilla Montero Shoe d.2000

D.R. Shoemaker ADR3 Pennsylvania ADR3 Saratoga 1961-2 b.3/24/41; d.7/1990

George E. Shrigley 1512 Saint Charles St Houma, LA 70360-7248 985-879-2952 ADAN Bennington 1953 Remembered for outgoing, ebullient personality Parkinson’s syndrome d.5/2005; Charlene

LCDR William Clifford Shroyer, O-in-C 1959 Saratoga b.3/8/21 Coshocton, OH; d.12/83 Beeville, TX Navy Cross; Juanita Jean b.1926 462 Champagne Cir Port Orange, FL 32127-6789 386-767-8684

As a young ensign, Shroyer had been one of the pilots airborne in a TBM off the Gambier Bay which was sunk in the Taffy 3 episode in Leyte Gulf. He had ditched when out of gas.

Radioman Louis Vilmer Jr of GAMBIER BAY's Composite Squadron VC-10, "...Ensign Shroyer, John Britt, and myself were among the first to be launched when the order was given to clear the flight deck When Ensign Shroyer made his first pass at a Japanese ship, he fired rockets and 50 caliber machine guns. Gunner Britt also fired his 50 caliber gun, from the ball turret. When we broke through the clouds we were extremely low and did not have enough power to pull up and away...we were finally able to pull away and gain altitude. Ensign Shroyer told me over the intercom that he had been unable to open the bomb bay doors with the control in the cockpit and instructed me to try the one in the radioman's compartment. It worked. Shroyer chose the Tone Class cruiser and began his run firing his 50 calibers. I opened the bomb bay doors when instructed. When the bombs cleared the bay, Shroyer was able to close the doors with his control. Britt began firing his turret gun as we pulled up and away I immediately turned to the notch window under the plane's tail to observe the hits. The bombs did not hit the cruiser, HIJMS Chikuma; they hit the water just a few feet behind it and went off as depth charges. Planes following us reported that the ship stopped dead in the water..." Navy Cross                                                                  

LCDR Clive Shucksmith Weston-Super-Mare, Essex, Great Britain LT RN Forrestal; Essex 1962 1961 d.11/5/2003; Noreen

Ashley C. Shuler San Diego, CA 92123 1953-5 LT(jg) Tarawa 1953 Had an MG sports car in the squadron, the envy of all; He’s the guy who saw a new Edsel in the parking lot and asked, “Where does the LSO stand?” b.5/11/29; d.3/1/92 New Mexico

Donald E. Shultz AECA Essex 1962-3 b.12/17/1930; d.7/8/06; Daughter: Carol 988 N River Rd Otis, OR 97368 541-994-0264 carols@wcn.net

Norbert “Norm” George Siegwarth Box 954 HC3 Gainesville, MO 65655-9528 417-679-2134 AL1 Midway 1952 b.2/12/25 Iowa; d.12/28/2012; Marcella M 

 Mr. Siegwarth was born Feb. 12, 1925, to George and Agnes Breson Siegwarth of Dubuque, Iowa. He served in the Navy during both World War II and the Korean War. He owned Ace Radio and TV Service for many years and later worked for Xerox as a service representative.
He is survived by his wife, Marci Wiens Siegwarth of Morehead City, N.C.; daughters Nancy Jensen and husband Dan of Morehead City, and Wanda Sindelar and husband Dan of Cresco, Iowa; sons Robert Siegwarth of Zwingle, Iowa, Gary Siegwarth of Elkader, Iowa, and John Siegwarth of Milton, Fla.; one sister, Marie Dubler of San Diego, Calif.; and also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jane Wagner Siegwarth, and a grandson, Brian Waterman.

Melvin J. Silva 1701 S Camino del Sol Green Valley, AZ 85622-3411 520-648-1597 AN Hornet 1955; b.5/17/37; d.6/27/02 Dracut, MA

CDR John Duane Sipes, Sr 31143 Grassy Parke Dr Fernandina Beach, FL 32034-1101 904-261-1943 LT(jg) Lake Champlain 1958-60 b.1/10/33; d.6/24/09 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Judy

LT John P. Skelly maintenance officer 1951 b.9/20/20; d.11/1/04 Marlborough, MA

John P. Skelly Jr., 84, of Marlborough died Monday (Nov. 1, 2004) at UMass Memorial Healthcare-Marlboro Hospital after an illness.  He was the husband of the late Dala N. (Alessandro) Skelly who died in 1989.
He leaves two sons: John P. "Jack" Skelly III of Hudson and James J. "Jim" Skelly of South Orange, N.J. A daughter Barbara A. Delaney of Newport Richey, FL and a daughter-in-law Suzanne J. Skelly of Marlborough. Also leaves six grandchildren including Christopher Delaney and his wife Michelle with whom he shared his home for many years and two great grandchildren.

 

Thomas E. Slattery AD3 1953 b.9/28/30; d.9/26/03 Cape Coral, FL bur in MA

George W. Sloane, Sr ADCM 3791 Forest Dr Middleburg, FL 32068 ADR1 Essex 1962 b.4/1/27; d.1/10/96; Friend of Ed Dascoli; Patricia A. Sloane b.6/1934 1957 Gravenhurst Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23464 757-467-8063 Son: Geo. W. Sloane, Jr 8525 99th Av. Vero Beach, FL 32967 772-589-6444 Grandson: Keith Sloane b.1972 44 Thomas St Sebastian, FL 32958 772-589-6444

Burton G. Slocum ADR1 drank steadily to defy Capt Lawrence. Had “congressional rate,” so immune from discipline, Later rescinded (Tharp recalls) Wasp 1959-60, Lake Champlain 1960-1 b.5/26/23; d.12/1/1990 reburied Wood Natl Cem Milwaukee, WI 1/1/1991

E. G. W. Slone AD2 b.4/1/27 or 10/26 555 Banyan Tree Ln Delray Beach, FL 33483-5074 is Jay Alan Slone b.1964 c Elizabeth G. b.1927 not Ersel G. Slone b.9/9/35; d.3/17/95 in Marion or Waverly, OH

Donald Newton Smallwood Saratoga 1964-5 b.11/24/36; d.6/3/2007 Dunellon, FL

Arthur B. "Tomcat" Smith AM1 Ticonderoga 1953 Randolph 1954 b.7/13/27; d.8/15/98 Providence, RI bur in NH

Barry F. Smith YNSN 1952 b.4/30/33; d.2/8/10 Deland, FL

CDR Clifford Smith 2321 Contest Ln Haymarket, VA 20169-1209 703-754-7340 LCDR O-in-C Randolph 1964 Brief cruise off east coast d.12/26/03 Haymarket, VA; Son: Dexter Smith riversmiths@comcast.net

Donald F. Smith AD2 1953 d.per Ted Kohl

Eugene R. Smith ADAN 1952 b.10/23/34; d.5/25/10 Tampa, FL

Floyd E. “Fred” Smith 130 Elba St Lumberton, NC 28358 910-272-9495 ATN3 FDR 1965 & 1966-7 b.3/7/45; d.12/5/71; Miriam

George Peyton Smith Saratoga 1961-62 b.1947 Decatur or Hartselle, AL; d.4/4/91 Habersham, GA (Mejia contact)

CAPT John L. “Snuffy” Smith 108 Haverhill Dr Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904-273-9330 snuffyll@aol.com (address, phone, e-mail and Tailhook membership all gone now) ENS 1355 Intrepid 1964; Randolph 1965-6 Lori. He is not ADM Leighton W. Smith, also known as “Snuffy”

Kyle F. Smith PH3 1954 b.11/25/27; d.1/8/05 Ashland, WI

Marvin P. "Buddy" Smith Saratoga 1966 ADRAN b.10/26/1947; d.1/9/02; Geraldine Brown Smith 3671 22nd Av Okeechobee, FL 34974 561-357-3580 with Peggy A or Marvin Paul Smith b.11/4/47; d.11/23/59 NC

Paul N. Smith AN Enterprise 1962 b.1/9/45; d.7/23/08 Dudley, NC

Thomas Smith America 1966-7 AK2 b.10/18/42; d.2/75 Toms River, NJ

Thomas L. Smith Brockton, MA AK3 Leyte 1952-3 b.6/21/33; d.9/5/02

Vincent W. Smith AT1 1954 b.6/5/1930; d.4/15/94 San Diego

Walter E. Smith ALC FDR 1953, Midway 1955 deceased

LCDR Roger R. Snodgrass 710 Bollinger Dr Shrewsbury, PA 17361 717-235-2452 ENS 0862 Independence 1962 b.11/14/26 Delta & Keokuk, IA; d.8/9/04; Maria Haria Snodgrass

He was a Lieutenant Commander and pilot with the U.S. Navy for 28 years, serving on several aircraft carriers and retiring in 1972. He also worked for 20 years at Westinghouse Electronics, Hunt Valley, Md. as a logistics support and repair facility manager, retiring in 1992. He also worked with Fred Horn at H&R Block in New Freedom and Shrewsbury for 13 years.

Richard Leroy Snyder 77877 Co Rd 378 Covert, MI 49043-9521 269-764-8024 ATRAN 1962 Enterprise 1962-3 ATR3 b.10/2/1941; d.2/13/2011; Shirley Ann b.1943

Richard was born October 2, 1941 in Burnsville, West Virginia, the son of Dorsey and Gladys (Allman) Snyder, Sr. and has lived in the Covert area since 1970. He was a member of the IBEW Local 876 Union, enjoyed gardening, small engine tinkering, and was willing to help anyone fix anything. Surviving are his wife Shirley whom he married Oct. 2, 1971; 6 children, Matthew (Elizabeth) Snyder of Louisa, KY, Mark Snyder of Grayson, KY, Tammy (Justin) Logan of Vanceburg, KY, Luke (Sheila) Snyder of Grayson, KY, John Snyder of Covert, Rachel (Ken Schrader) Snyder of Manchester, MI

LCDR Charles A. Soderlund 11625 Asbury Cir #552 Solomons, MD 20688-3037 410-394-3156 pilot 1950-53 Midway 1951, Tarawa 1951, Saipan 1950 b.11/271920; d.12/24/2008; Bernice M. Soderlund Dr Montross, VA b.8/27/31; d.2/15/08

In reviewing my log book I was a pilot with VC-12 from Feb 1950-1952 flying SNBs and ADs; I was on several carriers while in VC-12 May and June 1950 USS Saipan, July thru Oct 1950 USS Midway, June 1951 USS Tarawa, July 1951 USS Siboney

Edward J. Sodosky, Jr AN 1951 b.1926 NY; Son: Edward J. Sodosky, III CPA 276 N Main St Naugatuck, CT 06770 203-723-8398

CDR Maurice Leon Somme LCRD O-in-C Enterprise 1962 & 1963 b.5/19/24; d.7/19/1967 Pensacola bur Barrancas Natl Cem

CDR Charles Andrew Sommer Rockville, Maryland pilot LT(jg) FDR 1952 b.8/16/1922; d.4/27/88 bur Arlington Ntl Cem; Elsie F. Sommer 3124 Gracefield Rd #404 Silver Spring, MD 20904-5820 301-572-9544

Alan B. Songer 10463 Greenwell Springs Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70814 225-275-4506 PO1 FDR 1964 b.1/1929; d.7/6/92; Patsy B. Songer

Robert R. Sonnenburg ATR3 Wasp 1961; Essex 1961 b.9/6/37; d.9/16/88 Los Angeles; Dora P

LCDR Jack L. Sotherland, Jr 1957 pilot, b.1/18/32; d.1/5/91 Jacksonville, FL bur Barrancas Natl Cem; Son, also a naval aviator, 14114 Waverly Falls Ln West Jacksonville, FL 32224 904-223-8015 In 2006 CAPT Jack L. Sotherland III NAVCENT N-5 DSN (318) 439-3336 Comm: 011 (973) 1785-3336 Cell: 3940-5416

James Edward Sovoda Forrestal 1962; Independence 1962 b.1/6/43; d.12/3/2000 Taylor, MI

Basil Melvin Spencer ADRC FDR 1965 b.3/4/1919; d.7/5/1995 Santee, CA (San Diego) bur in Missouri

Lawrence E. Spencer AM2 1952 b.2/9/31; d.6/8/02 Baltimore (Ferrin, VA) or b.7/3/31; d.1/2/03 Franklin, OH

Frank S. Sperti Boxer 1953 b.2/28/1920; d.12/24/1999 in Battle Creek, MI (trained operatic voice)

Chester W. Spiewak ADC VC-12 Saipan 1950 b.8/22/18; d.7/20/93 Chicago

John Ernest Spoon b.2/12/40; d.5/11/03 Mineral Wells, TX ADR3 Enterprise 1961-2 truck driver; Rita

LT Edward H. Sprickman  b.8/14/27; d.3/26/06 116 Kipp St Sherman, NY 14781; Marilyn L. (Turner) b.1933; d.1995

LT(jg) Phil T. Sprickman pilot Leyte 1950-1 Air Medal b.7/2/21; d.2/28/73

Donald E. Spring ATAN Midway 1955 Rochester, NY is 49 b.11/11/31; d.9/27/85 VA d/c issued in MA

Robert Stachowiak AT1 1951 b.6/7/22; d.7/72 NY; or b.7/1/27; d.11/76 Nanticoke, PA; or b.5/18/27; d.5/83 OH

Carl H. Stanley AA Forrestal 1964 b.9/9/44; d.3/26/00 Nassau, NY

               Donald F. Stanyon AK3 1951 b.10/6/31; d.10/30/05 Colchester, VT

Charles T. Starling (Tom)(Chip)(Chuck) PO Box 466 859 Sandlake Dr Apt A Mount Pleasant, SC 29465-0466 AA E-4 Saratoga 1966 b.10/25/48 Johnston CO, NC; d.3/10/2013 931 Godber St Charleston, SC 29412 843-762-1968; Marsha G. b.1957; Dtr: Stacy R. Adams

James Donald Startt PR1 Randolph 1963-5 PR3 b.6/1/1937; d.1/30/91 Boulder City, NV; prior VABCH; San Diego & Corpus c Ruth L. Startt b.6/24/1930; d.1/1/97 in Corpus

John J. Steadman CS1 1954 b.4/22/19; d.7/26/93 Duvall, WA

Curtis Wayne Steel b.7/15/38; d.6/3/73 shortly after leaving the navy in 1971 (his father told Stuart Shulman); Linda

Carlett D. Steele West Virginia AD1 1951 b.7/16/24; d.1/11/90 Bangor, PA

Joseph E. Steele ATC FDR 1953; Essex 1960-1; b.7/2/23; d.8/9/08 Daytona Beach, FL

William F. Steffers 75 Magnolia St Roswell, GA 30075 AM3 1953 b.1924 OH; divorced Ruth L. in Pensacola 10/68

Richard R. Steph 508 Countryside Pl Smyrna, GA 30080-8237 770-435-9265 AT3 Essex 1958 b.6/10/33; d.12/25/09

Almertis Stephens Forrestal 1960; Enterprise 1961-2 Randolph 1963 & 1965 b.6/12/38; d.8/28/2000 Pennsylvania;           Son: 9307 Southmoor Ct Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-5320 b.1960 Laurel, MD

Donald Stephens 1935 Presidential Heights Apt 1412 Colorado Springs, CO 80906 719-576-7993 dmflstephens@comcast.net 1953-5 I was in flight training at Beeville, Texas through December 1954, then in CIC School at Glenview until June of 1955 and assigned to VC-12 from there. I went on the Ticonderoga detachment to the Med in September of 1955 and was flown back to be released from active duty at Quonset Point on 1 July 1956; d.9/2006; Fran

Paul J. Stephens LT FDR 1951 b.12.29/22; d.1/8/93 Pembroke Pines, FL; Eloise L

Warren E. Sterner b.11/16/1938; d.10/30/05 Jim Thorpe, PA Saratoga 1959 (W.E. Sterner on the orders); Son: Dwayne A. Sterner b.1966 522 South St Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 570-325-5223 Now 107 North St Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 570-325-3454

CAPT John Bradford Stetson LT 1949 pilot; Plankowner VC-12; USNA 1944 b.10/28/21; d.1/30/68 bur Arlington Natl Cem, Not ComNavAirPac in 1965

Clifford H. Stevens ATAN 1953 b.2/26/33; d.1/29/03 Albuquerque bur in MI

Glenn Stevens AD1 1949

Marcus P. Stevens AE3 Enterprise 1962-3 b.12/20/41; d.10/2/2010 Aurora, IL D/c MI

Jack Edward Stevenson LT(jg) Forrestal 1962; b.11/24/37; d.3/23/93; Freida E. 440 Sea View Ct Marco Island, FL 34145-2617 239-389-4610 b.7/1937

Fletcher Armestead Stewart, Jr 7304 Stoneman Rd Henrico, VA 23228-2633 804-672-1270 AN 1953 FDR, Midway, Leyte, Coral Sea b.2/25/32; d.1/21/2011; Audrey 

passed away on Friday, January 21, 2011. He was a member of the John Marshall Cadet Corp, A Company, a very proud Navy man and an avid, "passionate" Redskins fan for 40 years. He was best known for his compassion and love for Border Collies. He was also a veteran of The Korean War and a proud member of Air Group 17 that was stationed aboard the USS Midway during The Korean War. This air group received the presidential citation and the navy efficiency award for being the best squadron in the fleet at that time as well as numerous other decorations. He also served on the USS Roosevelt CVB42, USS Coral-Sea CVB43 and spent 39 months at sea in foreign duty in the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Pacific. He was a member of the Memorial Rifles, The American Legion Post 76, the DAV-Disabled Veterans lifetime member, Navy League and was a Union Brick Mason for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise; father, Fletcher; sister, Bessie; and son, Bruce W. Stewart. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Cunningham Stewart; daughter, Joy S Hendrick; grandchildren, Ashley, Josh, Alison, Chris, Kelly, Shelly; and three great-grandchildren, Carter, Grayson and Ariana

.Donald Gene Stickler 2401 S Atherton St State College, PA 16801-2350  1963-4-6 FDR; b.4/27/1936; d.4/20/2011; Kay D. (Meyers) deceased

Carl (n) Stiles LCDR (Stotsbery’s friend) 1958 Saratoga Nov 1960; Became ill and returned to Quonset; Replaced by Mike Campbell b.10/23/23 Oklahoma; d.8/1975 Indianapolis bur in Exeter, RI; Rose Ann (DiSalvo) Stiles b.1926; d.2005; Children: Ken, Bill, Carolann, Dennis

Raymond E. Stitcher Pennsauken, NJ & Bellmawr, NJ 08031-1030 856-219-3655; AA Bennington 1955; b.1936; d.10/15/2012; Eleanor T. (Buchanan) predeceased; Children: John Niessen (Helen) of Runnemede, Michael Niessen (Gail) of Pennsauken, Raymond Stitcher (Cynthia) of Florida, and Elizabeth McCabe (Tim) of Audubon

Frederick E. Stone ADAN 1951 b.10/2/32; d.8/9/2010 Warminster, PA

James Arnold Stone Ware Shoals, SC AEAN 1954 b.10/6/32; d.5/23/02; Barbara Nickles Stone b.1934; d.3/15/12; Sons: JAS, Jr (Vicki) Simpsonville, SC, Tom Stone Ware Shoals, SC

Oliver P. “Ollie” Stone, Jr SA 1952 b.2/25/34; d.9/17/01 Indianapolis, IN

CDR Russell J. Stong, Jr 22 Clifford Dr Park Ridge, NJ 07656-1439 201-391-7215 AT1, Midway 1953; Ticonderoga 1953; Bennington 1953; Intrepid 1955 Retired as CDR USN b.12/18/28; d.9/16/89 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Charlotte onlybridge@earthlink.com Accompanied LT Wiggins on Mariner Miracle flight

LCDR Carroll F. Storm pilot LT(jg) Randolph 1956 b.1933; d.6/13/1990 Heart attack Roswell, GA; Barbara L. Storm 199 Autumn Ridge Trail Roswell, GA 30076 770-992-7761; son in RI

LCDR Lawrence Edward Stotsbery 1019 Boom Ct Annapolis, MD 21401-6856 o larry13@frys.com (failed) b.1930 1958-61 LT Saratoga 1959 & 1960; Essex 1961; Saratoga Med cruise in the Fall of 1960 (widower)

Arthur Edwin Stradley 7 Pinecroft Pl Asheville, NC 28804 828-254-2779 ADR1 Lake Champlain 1960-1, Essex 1961 b.7/28/29; d.4/14/06; Geneva

CDR Andrew Charles Straton 7 Touisset Rd Warren, RI 02885-1437 401-247-0457 LT 1955-6; Brown Univ ROTC, Investments b.7/26/23; d.12/22/2008; Olympia R

Richard M. Strawn or Straw ENS Enterprise 1961 ENS b.3/11/1939; d.11/8/99 Iowa

Edward Thomas “Ted” Strehlau Akron, OH Saratoga 1964 Enterprise 1963 &4 b.9/19/1943; d.5/21/2005 Owner: All About Spas 1108 Suddereth Dr Ruidoso Downs, NM 88345-6226 505-257-7727; Renee M. b.1977 Menomonie, WI

Robert Allen Stricker Saratoga 1964-5 b.5/11/44; d.12/18/11.  Parents were Thearl I. (Fetrow) Stricker and Robert L. Stricker who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Lynda M. (Cripe) to whom he was married for 43 years; three sons, Sean R. (wife Renee), Anthony T. (fiance Heidi Ford), and Jared A. (fiance Amy Nelson)and six grandchildren. Grandson Cody and granddaughters Sierra, Anna Marie, Frankie, Peyton, and Karlee, his sister Bonnie Zink (husband Herb) and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bob graduated from Cedar Cliff High School in 1962 and went on to attend Weaver Airline School in Kansas City after which he worked as a ticket/transportation and freight agent for Delta Airlines in Chicago and Baltimore and for Trans World Airlines in Harrisburg. Later he was employed at Eastern Express, TRW and finally retired from Berg/Dupont/FCI Electronics in 2003 after 20 years of service as a machine operator. Bob was a second generation member of the Lewisberry Mills Club and a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 026. He loved watching Nascar races and Penn State Football with his sons. He was a great pool shooter and bowler, winning many tournaments for both. He loved hunting, summer and winter trout fishing. Boiling Springs Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses

LCDR Stephen Strineka Leesburg, FL b.2/20/20; d.6/21/03 pilot LT in Wasp 1953-4; Louise

LT(jg) Thomas E. Stubblefield Intrepid 1967 ATC E-8 LCDR (LDO) N Harris McLeansboro, IL 62859 618-643-2654 b.5/18/27; d.1/24/05; Etta Cross Stubblefield b.1944; d.2010

Clarence H. Stumpe, Jr. 5661 Shelly St Pensacola, FL 32526-8096 850-941-1795 AT1 1951 b.1931; d.2004; Mabel C. b.1940

Fred G. Stumpf, Jr. 1509 SW Mockingbird Cir Port St Lucie, FL 34986 561-878-9863 b.12/8/1934; d.5/30/04; Frances b.1936

Russell G. Sturgis 5909 Killarmet Dr Corpus Christi, TX 78413-3301 361-854-7056 Navcad 37-1953 dropped out; CPO Enterprise 1961 b.8/28/1924; d.10/10/2009

Francis V. Sullivan 1950 pilot FDR 1950-51; b.8/30/25; d.9/12/59 bur Arlington Natl Cem 

Larry Keith Summerfield 397 North Shore Rd Mathis, TX 78368 AMH1 Essex 1964, FDR 1965; b.3/12/36; d.4/28/2010; Evelyn A

RADM John D. Summers 666 Partridge Ln Roanoke, VA 24017-1-14 540-362-0807 CDR VAW-78 XO 1975 CO 1976; d.7/14/2010; Mary Louise Hardie Summers

   Rear Admiral John D. Summers, Ret. USN, 76, of Roanoke, Va., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at his home. b.9/18/1933 Kearny, N.J. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louise Tartaglia Summers and John Dennis Summers; his daughter, Ann Elizabeth Summers; his sister, June Montagnino; and his brother, James Summers. He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Hardie Summers; his son, John Timothy Summers and wife, Diane; granddaughters, Dylan and Cora Hannah Summers; his two sisters, Eleanor Milius and Betty Crocker and husband, Harold; and several nieces and nephews.
He was a graduate of Roanoke College, The National Defense University, The Army War College, The Armed Forces Staff College, The Navy War College and Harvard University' Curriculum on National and International Security.
Admiral Summers entered the United States Navy through the Aviation Officers Program and received his navy wings in 1958. On active duty, he was assigned to Patrol Squadron 44 where he flew PM5 and P-3 Orion anti-submarine patrol aircraft.
Upon release from active duty, he joined the Naval Air Reserve in Norfolk. He was selected for flag rank in March 1983. That same year he was assigned as Assistant Chief of Staff for Resources/Readiness to Commander-in-Chief U.S. Naval Forces Europe. In 1985, he received additional duties by the Chief of Naval Reserves, as Commander Readiness Command Region Six Washington, D.C. In l986, he received his second star. In l987, he was awarded The Legion of Merit by President Reagan.
Admiral Summers’ last Naval Reserve assignment was as Deputy Commander, United States Naval Forces Europe based out of London. During Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Admiral Summers and his staff planned the recall of Naval Reserves to augment and facilitate the logistics pipeline through Europe and the Mediterranean and into the theater of operations. He and his staff made a series of visits to sites ranging from Northern Norway to the Red Sea to establish requirements, plans for sites and personnel requirements, and, as operations progressed, to assess results. Following the Gulf War, he and his staff developed and proposed to Commander in Chief U.S. Naval Forces Europe and the Innovative Naval Reserve Concepts Task Force a new organization of Naval reserve logistics, to better respond to the Navy's logistics support requirements in the post Cold War era. This resulted in the creation of new Naval Reserve Logistics organizations, which have been employed in many subsequent operations including Iraq and Afghanistan.
As a civilian, Admiral Summers was an active businessman in Roanoke. He was General Agent for The John Hancock Companies and a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. His civic duties include chairmanship of the YMCA, United Way, and Multiple Sclerosis Fund drives.

LT(jg) Richard B. Sundbye Essex 1959-60 Olathe, KS b.1934; d.1961 suicide after leaving the navy

Eugene Hubert Sutphin ADC Forrestal 1957-8 b.5/16/16; d.1/18/03 Montezuma, NC

Roman T. Suwalski 31 Winant St Staten Island, NY 10303-2729 718-448-1373 DT2 1954 d.2012; Lottie b.1944; d.12/1967; Dtr: Katherine G

Francis George Swies AT3 1952 b.10/7/29; d.3/9/09 Columbus, OH

William J. Switzer ADC 1952 b.6/29/16; d.10/21/99 Pensacola; Charlotte b.1918; d.2008; Dtr: Yvonne S. McCreary b.1937; d.1988

Charles Arthur Swope Lorain, OH CPO fm Sullivan Twnshp, OH America 1966-7 b.4/24/1938; d.4/20/69 Elyria, OH drowned in his car; Mary Lou Regal Swope; Son: Jason Todd Swope b.1965; d.2008; Dtrs: Vicki, Rhonda, Lisa, Kelly

Norman J. Sylvester Forrestal 1964; ADRAN Forrestal 1964, Randolph 1965-6 b.5/21/44; d.12/20/00 New York; Margaret; Brother: 6894 Dix Rd Rome, NY 13440 315-337-4081

CDR Henry Joseph Sylvia, III 951 Osprey Dr Melbourne, FL 32940 321-259-8483 LT 1954 O-in-C VC-12 det USS FDR b.11/19/21 Bristol, RI; d.5/5/2013; Evelyn S. CDR b.1921; d.2/2006

Edward J. Szkotnicki ADC Midway 1955; 1957 b.10/28/18, d.3/3/2000 Brooklyn, NY

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Leeman Talley ADJ1 in 1966 Forrestal; AD Lake Champlain 1953; Coral Sea 1955 “Seventeen Jewel” Talley Two different sailors? 624 W 36th St Norfolk, VA 23508 757-627-9710

Sylvester Kenneth Tangney AMSC 1954 AM1 Lakehurst, NJ b.12/16/21 North Dakota; d.3/28/82 Toms River, NJ; Ruby (Franck) b.1926 MO; son: same name b.1957 in NYC, Walter Gale Tangney b.1949; d.4/2/1953 Elizabeth City, NC (Walter P. Tangney in Wallingford, CT b.1914; d.3/25/1994 New Haven)

Ronald J. Tankevich 2705 NW 119th Oklahoma City, OK 73120-6704 405-755-1272 b.9/22/32; d.9/30/09 bur in MA

Marvel N. “Mark” Tanner AECS Tarawa AE2 1953-4 b.10/5/1928 d.1/16/71 Orange Park, FL

Billy Joe Tant, Sr 184 Smiley Ingram Rd SE Cartersville, GA 30121 770-386-0117 AN FDR 1965; Friend of CJ Mattison; They got tattooed in Malta b.10/18/44; d.2/11/2001 GeorgiaSon, Billy Joe, Jr lives there now b.1961

John F. Tarver Randolph 1966, FDR 1966-7 b.6/19/41; d.7/30/03; Kathy Tarver 6348 Marble Head Dr Flowery Branch, GA 770-965-9408

John A. Tassio 21 N Dutcher St Irvington, NY 10533-1519 AK3 b.1929; Lee A b.1938; Son: Gregory M. b.1959 14 S Broadway Irvington, NY 11533-1834 914-591-8843 or Stephan Tassio same address 914-591-3348

Elton L. Tatman b.10/24/1907; d.5/1982 San Diego

William Robinson Tatum AD1 Intrepid 1955 b.11/16/20; d.7/6/97 Sanford, NC

Angelo J. Tauro CS1 1954 b.4/14/25 NY; d.3/1972 McClenny, FL; son: b.1954 in JAX

LT(jg) Herbert W. Taylor 1958-9 pilot Essex 1961-2 b.11/20/34 Lewisville, TX; d.1/1/98 San Antonio, TX; Joanne

CDR Thomas P. Taylor 11 Russell Av Greenville, SC 29609 864-235-6568 LT(jg) Lake Champlain 1959 b.10/6/35; d.12/27/07 Orlando

It is with regret that I tell you my long time friend and comrade, Tom Taylor died in Orlando Florida 12/27/2007. He became ill quite suddenly and only lasted a few weeks. He was a mainstay of Detachment 34 of VAW 12 aboard the USS Lake Champlain. He made the 38,000 landing aboard the "Champ". We were aboard the Champ when she was the last straight deck carrier in active service. Of interest is that Tom's younger brother Richard was a gunship pilot in Vietnam. He now lives in West Virginia where Tom also lived for years after his retirement from the Navy. Tom loved golf and when I last saw him in July he looked great and was on top of his game, enjoying life and "happy as a clam at high tide."  Donald Lundberg

Known by all for his loyalty, kindness and integrity, Commander Thomas Paul Taylor, 72, of Winter Park, Fla., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, after a brief illness. Born on Oct. 6, 1935 at Newlyn, W.Va., he was the son of Marguerite Thomas Taylor of Greenville, S.C. and the late Willis Bryant Taylor. Tom graduated from Gainesville High School in Florida and attended Jacksonville University where he played basketball. He later received degrees from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, Calif. During is 20 year naval career, Commander Taylor served in Vietnam as an aircraft carrier pilot, was Operations Officer of the U.S. Naval Academy and was the Navy’s Project Officer for the bicentennial in 1976 on the USS Forrestal. Tom was honored to facilitate several presidential visits for presidents Nixon and Ford and numerous other dignitaries. After retiring in 1976 he served as Vice President of Sales for Petroleum Products, a large oil distributor in Charleston, W.Va. His winning personality and technical expertise rendered him an invaluable asset to both the Coal Association and the Oil Marketing Association on West Virginia. He was known as the leading industrial salesman in the southern West Virginia coalfields and served on several national councils for the various oil companies. He served as the Chairman of a Jobber Council with Shell Oil Company. As an avid golfer, Mr. Taylor helped arrange many tournaments for charity and trade associations. A sister, Elizabeth Ann Lindberg preceded him in death. In addition to his mother he is survived by a son, Thomas P. Taylor, Jr. of Charleston, S.C.; daughter, Jennifer Sterling of Greenville, S.C.; his brother, Richard P. Taylor of Oak Hill, W.Va., and his fiancée, Ann Anderson and her family of Winter Park, Fla. Four grandchildren, many aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

CHRELE Hubert Tebrich FDR 1953 b.8/14/1912; d.7/23/1988 Lake Wales, FL; Martha L. Rich b.1915 living at 325 Wilder Blvd Daytona Beach, FL 32114    

Norman Charles Telford Eagle Bridge, NY & Hoosick Falls, NY AMS3 Essex 1963 b.12/24/39; d.11/4/05; Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Diane; Sons: NCT, Jr, Peter Telford

LT(jg) William Kent-Miller Tennant NAOC Independence 1960; Saratoga 1961 Came from Pittsburgh; Father was an executive of US Steel Company plane came to NCO to take him home weekends he had off. Hamilton College 1958 Memorial Scholarship established. b.1939; d.12/10/2000; Elizabeth Diane Tennant, Morgan, UT b.1939

CDR Tews O-in-C Tarawa 1951

Maurice Neil Therrien AN 1952 b.10/31/31; d.5/25/08 Lincoln, NE

Raymond L. Therrien “R.L.” AT2 1962 b.9/9/34; d.3/11/99 Brewster, NE

Harry H. Thomas AM1 Wasp 1958 b.3/10/29; d.5/1/94 in Pensacola; d/c issued in MD

LT(jg) James W. Thomas 6135 66th St N St Petersburg, FL 33709 727-546-6491 NFO Randolph 1964; Independence 1965 b.4/23/41; d.9/1/2002; Joyce Thomas (R. W. Thomas CO VAW 112 1975-6)

Richard K. Thomas WF pilot 3703 Jefferson Blvd Virginia Beach, VA 23456 757-464-0024 b.6/15/37; d.1/22/99 bur in NY

LCDR Alan Hughes Thompson 10563 Bluff Rd Eden Prairie, MN 55347 952-941-5190 LT(jg) Randolph 1957-8 pilot Forrestal 1959 lung CA b.9/11/35; d.8/27/04 bur Fort Snelling Natl Cem; Constance (Connie) conniet@iopener.net

Arthur Thompson (n) 1956-9 Randolph 1957; Forrestal Buchanan, MI; Brother at 269-695-2743; Barbara

Donald A. Thompson 3600 Conshohocken Av Philadelphia, PA 19131 AD3 Ticonderoga 1953-5 Intrepid 1955 b.1/18/33; d.11/15/02; Edith A

Fred Thompson O-in-C Coral Sea Det 1951 (possibly deceased)

Paul Thompson 1953 era; Friend of Willard Postell

LT Robert F. Thorpe

CDR Charles Augustus Tietgen, Jr b.6/30/34; d.10/30/93 Arlington, VA Naval War College 1971 CO VAW-124 1973-4

Kenneth W. Tilford SN 1954 b.3/5/31; d.3/12/2003 Mattoon, IL; Carol S. Tilford b.4/17/36; d.8/23/05

Jay Warren Tilles 4112 Beckett Rd Tallahassee, FL 32311 850-877-9148 Intrepid 1957; Randolph 1958; Ret Eastern pilot; b.10/17/33; d.8/23/2009 cancer; Charlotte (CK)

LT(jg) Perry S. Tillotson 1355 VABCH FDR 1962; Forrestal 1964; FDR 1966-7 b.4/20/1938; d.8/1995 Nags Head, NC D/c issued in NY  

Leroy A. Timm 2100 S Conway Rd Apt W1 Orlando, FL 32812—8943 Hornet 1953 & 1955 b.1926 leg amputated 1/05 b.7/18/27; d.11/2/09 bur Winter Park, FL; Viola L. (b.3/1/1924; d.2/8/07 bur in Bandon, MS)

Melvin D. “Tim” Timothy Rock Hill, SC AN Essex 1958 b.12/4/37; d.3/1976 Death cert issued in Utah

Lawrence Steve Timura North Royalton, OH America 1966-7 b.1/6/45; d.4/1980; Christina M. (b.1947) 9811 Sunrise Blvd #17 N Royalton, OH 44133-3463 440-237-2268 (with Donald L. Timura b.1977)

Elbert L. Tinney ADC 1952 b.4/7/24; d.4/8/91 Oklahoma

CDR Edmund Bliss Titcomb 5120 Hillcrest Ln Virginia Beach, VA 23464-2738 757-495-0406 1949 TBM pilot; FDR 1950; Plankowner VAW-12 b.1/18/24 Houlton, Me; d.12/28/2004 VaBch, VA bur Arlington Natl Cem in 2005; Dorothy Flynt Titcomb; predeceased by his son LT Edmund Bliss Titcomb, Jr b.1947; d.1972 also bur at Arlington Natl Cem.; two daughters: Jane Yancey and husband Tom of Virginia Beach and Judy Hoffenberger and husband Joe of Virginia Beach; one sister Jean Denyer and husband Ray of Winter Park, FL

George R. Todd ALC 1954 b.1/21/24; d.8/2/91 New Albany, IN

Johnny P. Todd ALC 1953 Siboney 1951 b.4/14/17; d.5/15/88 Jacksonville, FL

Lonnie Otis Todd PRAN Saratoga 1959; PR3 Independence 1960-1 fm South Carolina b.8/30/35; d.3/9/77 Georgetown, SC; Sarah J. Hughes Todd b.1938; d.2000

Allen Maurice Tollison 650 Lake Secession Rd Abbeville, SC 29620-6422 864-446-2850 AN Randolph 1965 b.1/10/44; d.2/15/09  

John J. Tomasko, Jr. AT3 1953 b.5/16/29; d.7/4/2000 in Las Vegas, NV; bur CT father was a minister

William L. Tooher 4 Mill Rd Topsham, ME 04086-1605 207-729-1490 VAW-12 1957; Jocelyn (Joe) b.7/15/31; d.1/9/96

CDR John Walter Topliff b.12/21/1919 in GA; d.11/10/93 in Pensacola bur Barrancas Nqatl Cem; O-in-C Bennington 1955-6 Flew off USS Lexington at Battle of Coral Sea. Lost, ditched, picked up by Australian vessel, taken to Perth; Found his way home via Capetown, Rio and Miami; Hellcat ace. Navy Cross; Novie B. Topliff b.12/24 610 Lakewood St Pensacola, FL 850-455-5145; Son: Martin M. Topliff Cantonment, FL b.8/28/45; d.11/2/92

Edward C. Tosch Winter Haven, FL ADR2 Valley Forge 1958; VS-42 1960-1 b.7/21/1916 Illinois; d.7/1984 Fairfield CA; Aurelia T. 11330 Fair Oaks Blvd Fair Oaks, CA 94534  b.12/2/24; d.5/31/05 Fair Oaks; Son Jamie R. Tosch

Frank H. Tower AN 1951 b.1932; d.1987 Hicksville, NY; Katherine M. Tower 16 Tiptop Ln Hicksville, NY 11801-6431 516-731-3633

Raymond Ransone Tower 13908 Kinsel Rd Minnetonka, MN 55345-4936 952-935-1540 AD1 Lake Champlain 1954-5; switched to USAF as tech sgt; b.4/3/1923 Sacramento; d.1/4/2014 bur Fort Snelling Natl Cem; Dorothy Ruth (Ostman); son: Harold Raymond Tower b.12/13/46

Thomas N. Tracy AKAN Randolph 1963 b.11/16/1941; d.3/3/2004 410 Pursley Dr Deland, FL 32724; Teresa Tracy 474 Sugarfork Church Rd Franklin, NC 28734 828-524-9123

Benjamin Traeger 2775 12th St Brooklyn, NY LT Kearsarge 1951 b.11/27/1910; d.3/1978 Brooklyn                            Lt “Bennie” Traeger was one of my first students at Ream Field to be trained as an operator/technician. He was a mustang. I remember his being in VC-12 at Quonset as an electronics officer. Bob Knox

CDR Winfield S. Trainer 331 N 8th St Indiana, PA 15701-1710 724-349-4584; LT 1961 Wasp; Squadron 1st Lt & personnel O-in-C Intrepid 1960; LCDR Det 14 1962 at Key West; b.12/30/28; d.6/18/2009; Gloria A. b.4/19/40 Richmond, VA; d.1/6/12

Kenneth A. Traylor AN Randolph 1963 b.2/12/43; d.5/1972 TX; son: Kenneth A. 302 Jenkins St Daingerfield, TX 75638

Jerome A. Trembach 915 Hill St Mayfield, PA 18433-2018 570-876-3329 AT3 Forrestal 1957 b.2/18/1937; d.3/5/05 Lackawanna, PA; Barbara M. b.1939 Dtr: Jill L. Trembach Hansen (Walter L) 55 Rebecca Dr Middletown, NY 10940 845-342-4735 or 695-2925 both no match (Twin sister of Amelia J. also b.1966) Son: Mark J. b.1970

Daniel J. Trenkle, Sr CPO 17840 Remount Rd Huson, MT 59846-9781 406-626-5227 AT2 Valley Forge 1958 (no interest in VAW-12; navy service 1955-77) b.1/3/1936; d.2/26/13 COPD; predeceased by both wives Linda and Sally; Son: DJT, Jr (Sandy); Dtr: Cathy (Paul) Haire

Angelo R. Tretola ATAN 1953 b.12/16/1930 Newark, NJ; b.1931; d.7/1984 12 Fickler Pl Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

William E. Trexler 2817 Rosalie Av Baltimore, MD 21234-7647 410-444-5635 b.6/8/1936; d.5/22/2005 Parkville, MD Colon cancer; 1958 Med cruise on the Saratoga AE2; made AE1 in 1959; It is recalled that he stuttered. Caroline

David E. Trinder AT 1953-5 1714 Palister Av Barker, NY 14012 716-795-9146 AT2 1953-1955 b.1932; d.12/9/03 after a long illness . Dad worked at the University at Buffalo for 25 years as an Assistant to the Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, per son, James D. Trinder trinder@banet.net  

William J. Trunoske AN Enterprise 1962 fm Chicago b.9/8/43; d.3/1981 Hamtramck, MI

CAPT Ralph McMath Tucker 5200 SW 25th Blvd #3808 Gainesville, FL 32608 O-in-C Randolph 1962 LCDR later CO VS-34 b.2/17/24; d.9/6/2011 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Joyce H. b.1926; d.2007

William T. Tucker MSCA Independence 1962 b.5/14/32; d.1/8/99 Jacksonville, FL

CDR Joseph Wayne Turner FDR & Essex 1967 LCDR b.5/6/33; d.11/23/93 Stanleytown, VA

Jackie A. Turner 1303 Henry Dr Bowling Green, KY 42104-3137 270-842-0695 grannyviolet04@yahoo.com AN 1953 not well; hospitalized 2011, memory impaired; b.6/13/1933; d.4/8/2012 ; Violet Leigh Turner  

Merton W. Turner ATR3 Saratoga 1963-4 b.7/18/43; d.5/25/01 in Cullman, AL

Robert H. Turner ADR3 (ADRC later per Tharp) Saratoga 1961-2 Fm TX; b.12/17/42; d.12/22/02; Nancy A. (Augden) m.9/13/69 in Los Angeles

Phillip D. Turrell FDR & Enterprise 1961 b.1/6/32; d.2/8/94 Cainsville, MO

LCDR George S. (Stan) Tuttle Randolph 1963; LCDR O-in-C Randolph 1966; CO VAW-125 1969-70

John P. Twohig ADC Coral Sea 1956-7 b.10/10/09; d.7/3/80 RI

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George N. Uffmann ATAN 1953 b.9/7/32; d.12/1977 age 45 Owensville, MO

CDR John Franklin Uncles 2519 Fernwood Dr Vienna, VA 22181 703-938-6107 b.4/30/17; d.2/19/2002 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Rita Uncles

Father: John Francis Uncles was born in Chillicothe, MO, and his family moved to Kansas City, MO, when he was six. He was educated at St. Vincent's Parochial School and De La Salle Academy, graduating with special honors in 1916. He also received the Bishop's Medal for finishing with first honors in the Literary-Scientific Course.

In May 1917, he enlisted as a Private in the Missouri National Guard, in the Second Missouri Field Artillery. In May 1918, Uncles was assigned to the unit which was federalized as Battery D, 129th Field Artillery, and he served in France under Battery Commander Harry S. Truman. In France, his unit participated in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive (also called the Battle of the Argonne Forest); in the Battle of Saint-Mihiel; and in other actions. His regiment was twice cited for bravery.

Uncles' record attracted the attention of the officers in his unit and, immediately after the Argonne Forest Battle he was called before the division's commanding general. He was informed that he and five others had been selected to take an examination for possible admission to the U.S. Military Academy. Uncles passed the examination and returned to the U.S. where he entered West Point on 17 November 1918. Upon his graduation with the class of 1922, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery.

Uncles graduated from the Field Artillery Officer Course in ‘27; he was also promoted to First Lieutenant on 19 March of that year. During the years 1930-34, Uncles was a Philosophy instructor at West Point. He served with the 11th Field Artillery Regiment in Hawaii from 1934-37 and, on 1 August 1935, was promoted to Captain. He graduated from the Command & General Staff College in 1938 and was assigned as an Instructor in the Department of Tactics & Communications at the Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, OK. He served in that assignment until 1940 and was promoted to Major on 1 July.

Uncles served as Assistant Personnel Officer, G-1, in the office of the Chief of Field Artillery from 1940-42. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 1 January 1942. Uncles was assigned as Assistant Personnel Officer, G-1, at Headquarters, Army Ground Forces in '42; he also received a promotion to Colonel on 1 July.

In 1943, Uncles was assigned to the staff of the Field Artillery School at Fort Sill and later that year he attended the New Division Officers Course, also at Fort Sill. At the end of 1943, he was assigned as commander of the 404th Field Artillery Group. On 24 August 1944, Uncles received the single star of a Brigadier General (temporary) and became commander of the 34th Field Artillery Brigade, which he led in combat throughout France, Belgium and Holland until the end of WWII.

In 1945, Uncles commanded the 32nd Field Artillery Brigade in Germany, serving until 1946. He then served as Chief of Field Artillery in the Army's Career Management Branch until 1948. Uncles became Chief of Staff of U.S. Constabulary in Europe, serving until 1950, when he was named Commander of the 4th Infantry Division Artillery.

Uncles was Commander of Seventh Army Artillery from 1951 to 1952, after which he was assigned to the staff of the Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, G-4, as Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Research and Development. He also received a promotion to Major General in 1952. Uncles served as the Army's Chief of Research & Development from 1953-54.

In 1954, Uncles was appointed Chief of Staff for U.S. Army, Europe, and served in this assignment until 1956. Uncles was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1956 and assigned as Commander of VII Corps. He served in that assignment until his retirement from active duty in 1958.

Medals and Awards

Distinguished Service Medal (2 awards)
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal

After retiring, Lieutenant General John Francis Uncles resided in Washington, DC. He died of a heart attack at Walter Reed Army Hospital at age 68.
 

John Scott Urban fm Edison, NJ AT3 Independence 1960-1; Saratoga 1962-5 b.9/23/1942; d.2/18/07; Catharine A.; Formerly 2101 Chestnut St Philadelphia Info Serv LLC

Thomas Eugene Usler RI AN 1954 b.2/4/31; d.2/16/1980 Jax

 

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Samuel (n) Vakulick, Jr 16 Blue Ridge Av Natrona Heights, PA AA Wasp 1966; b.7/1/45; d.3/5/02; Michelene 

Raymond T. Vallier 193 Oak Hill Rd North Kingstown, RI 02852 401-294-3255 AN 1954 b.3/12/35; d.5/20/2010

Charles J. Valois, Jr 1489 Coachman Rd Spring Hill, FL 34608-5233 352-686-3737 AT3 Essex 1958 b.2/2/1936; d.5/5/2010; Elizabeth M

Capt Richard Moon Vance Enterprise 1964, Essex 1964-5 Legendary LSO 3 tours in F-8s in Viet Nam, Naval War College, CO F-014 squadron; Youngstown State b.1/15/38; d.8/29/95 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Elinor A (Ellie) 40975 Mollies Way Leonardville, MD 20650 301-475-6542 mamoonv@aol.com

 Paul Theodore Van Dyne AT3 Intrepid 1956 North Babylon, NY, Harker’s Island, NC & Fort Myers, FL Avionics inspector for FAA b.1934; d.10/15/2011; Suzanne Deutsch b.5/25/28; d.9/24/2010

Susanne Deutsch was b.5/25/1928, in Vienna, Austria, to Josef and Gertrude Deutsch, who doted lovingly on their only child. She lived a long life filled with many experiences of love, joy, and sorrow. She leaves her husband of thirty two years, Ted Van Dyne, daughter Valerie, three step-children: Kevin, Cheryl, and Keith, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and many close friends.
Her childhood in wartime Europe would impact the rest of her life. At ten years old, her mother saved her by placing her aboard the train Kindertransport, which took her out of Nazi occupied territory. Her mother and grandmother were subsequently lost to the horrors of Auschwitz. After a long journey across Europe, she made it safely to Britain and to her father. She then attended a boarding school in Wales, Mansfield College.
Sue was married twice. Her first marriage to Sam Fine bought her three beloved children, Geoffrey, Valerie, and Larry. Sue faced the tragedy of losing her sons, Larry and Geoffrey, at early ages. Her daughter, Valerie Fine Klaassen, is married and lives in the Washington, DC, area. Sue?s second marriage to Ted Van Dyne brought her three step-children. Sue and Ted relocated several times, and settled in beautiful coastal North Carolina for their retirement years, buying a cottage on Harkers Island. Taking the ferry out to Cape Lookout was one of Sue?s favorite pastimes.

James J. Vanerka AM3 Tarawa 1951 b.11/2/29; d.11/25/07 Cary, IL; Mary

He is survived by his wife, Mary, nee Lydon; two daughters, Vicki Sharkey of California and Jennifer (Steve) Foley of Toronto, Canada; two sons, Jack Vanerka of California and Michael (Cathy) Vanerka of Bolingbrook, IL; three grandchildren, Ashley Fridrich, Jessica Vanerka and Michael Vanerka; and a brother, Robert (Fran) Vanerka of Morris, IL.

CDR Wm L. VanHoy LT(jg) NAOC Enterprise 1961-2 b.4/5/37; d.8/30/91 Carthage, NC; Barbara 

LT(jg) Robert A. VanKluyve b.1/27/29; d.9/9/96, Madison, VA FDR 1953 carqual; Bennington 1953-4

On one flight Bob Vankluyve told me that he was going to fake not being able to get his tail hook down so he would be sent to shore. He wanted some one to know, but I was not to tell.  After 2 or 3 passes over the carrier with his hook up he was sent to Algiers. He was back on board in a couple of days. -Womack

Larry Van Slyke Forrestal 1962 b.5/2/36; d.8/11/04 Grand Rapids, MI

Herbert F. Vaughn ADC Essex 1958 b.9/21/22; d.5/21/96 Egg Harbor, NJ

Neil H. Vaughn AN 1951 b.4/15/33; d.11/15/91 Volusia Co, FL

Marion L. "Jake" Veale AD3 Valley Forge 1958 b.5/29/29; d.9/22/92 Oklahoma City

Robert F. Velez pilot Independence 1965 b.4/14/1940; d.9/13/1993 East Amherst, NY

Alfred J. Veloz 728 6th St Altoona, PA 16602-2626 AN Valley Forge 1958 b.10/9/38; d.3/12/06

Dennis P. Vermillion AMMC leading chief FDR 1951 b.10/4/1918; d.12/2/1999 Jacksonville, FL

Floyd E. Venable, Jr 1142 Grothe St Jacksonville, FL 32209 904-355-4086 Enterprise 1961; ADR1 Enterprise 1963 Forrestal 64, Intrepid 67 d.10/15/05; Joan H. Venable; Son: Floyd E. III; Dtr: Shannon O. Dixon & Fa'Lisha A. Venable

 Donald H. Vernau 1105 Granville Newark, OH 43055 740-344-2427 PO2 1952-1956 Midway 1955; b.5/4/31 Pittsburgh; d.12/19/2011 U. Pittsburgh, Shell Oil Co, Jadoil Drilling; Jo (Josephine Angilletti)

Sal Versiglio USS America 1966 

Gregory Michael Vickers 66 Route #87 Columbia, CT 06237-1024 b.14/5//1933; d.11/19/2008 AD3 1954-1955 Coral Sea 1955; Eleanor V. b.12/4/33; d.7/15/2000

William E. Vickery AD1 Wasp 1958 fm MO b.4/16/33; d.12/10/03 Brilliant, AL

CDR James A. “Jim” Victor 5501 Seminary Rd #1904S Falls Church, VA 22041 703-845-5439 1957-60 NFO; VAW12 1958-1960, Dets 45 and 15 Ensign and JG 1963-1965, Valley Forge 6/58-1/60; Randolph 1/60-5/60;6/63-1/64; Forrestal 1/64-6/65 Lieutenant; VAW 122 Independence 1968-1971 LCDR d.1/29/12; Helen

He was an LDO who retired as a CDR. He was not a pilot but an NFO. He was the Maint Officer on Det 59, Forrestal, in 1965. We flew as a crew, Senior NFO and Junior PIC concept in the E1B. He was the E-2 Chair at BUAIR during its development and VP of VADA that helped in the E-2 development. It is expected that he will be buried at Arlington Nat. Cem sometime in March 2012 – Joe Schneider

Ben D. Viet AN 1952 b.8/13/31; d.9/19/95 Pulaski, VA

Versel D. Viles Forrestal 1964 b.3/15/1932; d.7/25/99; Claudette June Viles 1570 Bear River Rd Petosky, MI 49770 231-348-8254

Felix J. Vincent AME3 Saratoga 1960-1 lived c son, Francis, 41 Greensward Cir Mashpee, MA 02649-4148 b.2/17/1938; d.9/7/2011; Marcia A b.2/4/42; d.3/22/92 North Grafton, MA 

LT William A.(Bill) Vincent 2515 Langtree Ct Sun City Center, FL 33573-6546 813-634-7670 wavcnv@yahoo.com b.5/16/36; d.12/17/04 ENS-LT 1961-4 1315 Enterprise 62; Forrestal 1964; Carol moved to 54th St S Independence, MO 64055 phone will be 816-478-3978; e-mail the same: wavcnv@yahoo.com

William C. Vincent LT(jg) pilot 1953 Wasp; Midway 1953, Randolph 1954; Known to Lloyd Burris as a doctor in the Naval Reserve in Pocatello, ID 1971-2; There was a William C. Vincent b.11/1924 347 Elm Av Boise, ID 83712 208-345-7629

Albert J. Vogt 1193 Barker Rd Dolgeville, NY 13329 PN Independence 1960-1 b.7/26/1938; d.10/6/2003; His daughter is Donna L. b.12/1957; sons: Robert E., Dennis, Christopher

George M. Vojnovich 4868 Guthrie Dr Indianapolis, IN 46221-3720 317-856-8875 AD2 BHR 1952-3 (designed the first squadron patch); b.3/5/27; d.3/10/10 Marion, IN; Mary L

Charles G. Vonderlin Essex 1958 b.11/4/22; d.3/15/91 Santa Clara, CA; Ruth Anora Vonderlin 920 Las Palmas Dr Santa Clara, CA 95051 d.age 88

Harry Voorhis, Sr AD3 1952 b.2/28/30; d.4/77 Erie, PA; Lila J. b.1935; Harry Voorhis, Jr b.4/6/52; d.8/12/01

LT Robert Mathew Voss Randolph 1966 Ops officer b.3/20/42; killed in a car/motorcycle accident near San Bernardino, CA 9/4/02

 

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Gerald W. Waddell Pine St Presque Isle, ME ATAN 1953 b.1934; d.11/3/1985; sister: Maxine Joyce Murphy Tuttle b.11/25/30; d.3/16/13

LT Larry Leon Waggoner 1310 FDR 1965; America 1966; Intrepid 1967 from East TX d.9/18/88 Midland, TX Heart attack remarried after divorce from Myrna Zelle (Thaxton); Myrna T. Waggoner at one time had addresses in Huntsville, Pointblank and Spring, Texas; Now Myrna Zelle Thaxton with brother, Hugh B. Thaxton, 4100 Jackson Av Austin, TX 78731-6055 512-323-0593 She does have 3 children identified with her name also:                                                         Traci E. Waggoner b.7/1964 408 Hall St Grayson, KY 41143 606-474-5340 This number is current.                        Richard Candler Waggoner b.11/1974 1767 County Rd 309 Eureka Springs, AR 72632 501-253-0208 (NIS) He is is Ricky C. Waggoner 2014 County Rd 323 Eureka Springs 72632 479-253-6199.                                                        Larry L. Waggoner II b. 1969 10910 Gold Point Dr Houston, TX 77064 281-477-9254; Sherry Lynn (McLaugherty)

CDR James Arthur Wagner jwagner@tampabay.rr.com (failed) LT(jg) from VS-42 to VAW-12 Lake Champlain 1961; Randolph 1963-4 then VAW-33; XO VAW-121 1975; CO VAW-121 1976-7 b.6/30/1930; d.4/7/2009 Accident, MD

LT(jg) William B. Wainwright                                                                                            not b.2/16/23; d.12/17/97 Seaford, DE Tech Sgt US Army

Robert C. Wair AN Valley Forge 1958 b.1/28/37; d.10/23/95 Whites Creek, TN 

LCDR Jimmie Walker America 1967 b.1/19/33; d.3/1974 VA; Gay

CDR William F. Walker O-in-C Coral Sea 1954 b.1915; d.6/30/93 JAX

George Murray Walkup ADR2 1951 AD3 b.1/21/26; d.7/27/85 Stevensville, MT  

CDR Duncan Patterson Wallace LCDR O-in-C Ticonderoga 1953-5 b.9/11/1921; d.1/4/02 Sterling, VA d/c issued in NH bur Arlington Natl Cem; Frances T. Wallace b.5/31/21; d.9/2/97 Winston-Salem, NC

James R. Wallace ATN3 FDR 1964, Randolph 1965 b.1/6/1944 m.Victoria A. Zweifel San Luis Obispo 1965; d.12/12/99

CAPT David J. Walrod pilot LT(jg) Intrepid 1956; Leyte 1957 b.12/16/32; d.7/1981 Alameda, CA 94501 Leukemia

Daniel Charles Walsh, Sr Box 311 (157 Slalom Ln) Franconia, NH 03580-0311 603-823-5619 LT(jg) 1958-60 Valley Forge; Randolph Providence College 1957 b.12/28/34; d.7/30/2010; Patricia Nicolais b.7/20/1934; d.7/21/2008 Breast Ca; Son: same address Daniel C. Walsh, Jr c Kathleen

David Lawrence Walsh AVELECTECH 1957-8 1225 Mayflower St Melbourne, FL 32940 321-255-2865 b.10/16/22; d.3/17/95; Grace Marie b.Aug 1923 Lived in Wolfboro and Center Ossipee, NH 

Donald Joseph Walsh PNCM 1136 Huntsridge Dr Crescent, PA 15046-5011 724-457-8813 b.10/24/34 Troy, NY; d.2/13/89 Palm Beach, FL Coral Sea; Lancretia Ann

LT Edward T. Walsh pilot FDR 1953 d.10/11/1983

John C. Walsh AM1 1951 b.3/8/25; d.5/30/2008 Cranston, RI

George J. Walters AEC 417 E Maine Ave Longwood, FL 32750-5557 407-831-7248 b.9/8/23; d.4/27/07 d/c issued in MA; AEC with VAW-12 in 1958 Essex; Served 30 years Retired fm Admiral Massey’s staff at COMFAIRQUONSET

Paul D. Walz 714 N 2nd St Bismark, ND 58501-3636 701-224-9332 ATAN Lake Champlain 1955-6 b.9/28/34; d.10/28/05 prostate cancer; Son: 479-784-9992 in ARK

CAPT John M. Waples (Spineripper) 180 Young Hollow Rd Pulaski, TN 38478-7056 931-424-4752 LT(jg) pilot 1959 Lake Champlain 1961 CO VA 83; CO Carrier Airwing 2; CO Light Attack Wing Cecil Field; CO USS Camden Retired fm McDonnell-Douglas (Corpus Christi); 1000 traps; BA Embry Riddle Aero Univ (pronounce WAYples) d.3/14/07 in automobile crash

It is with a heavy heart that I pass sad news about John (Spineripper) Waples from his brother Bill. John was killed in a single car accident last night (March 14, 2007) on his farm in Pulaski, TN. He will be cremated and his ashes will be spread on a hill on his property. Capt John M. Waples was a superlative Naval Aviator and a true Attack Pilot. He began his Naval Aviation career in Spads, transitioned to the Skyhawk, commanded an A-7 squadron, an Airwing on the Ranger, and fleet oiler. He was known for his direct approach to problem solving, with near God like clarity and reasoning. John was an inspiration to the JO's, was highly respected by his contemporaries and known up the chain of command as forthright, dependable and aggressive. Spineripper was a true warrior. He would take the air battle to the enemy, no target was too difficult, no threat too great.  He was my wingman in May, 1967 during the first USN attack on a NVN Mig base, Kep, and rolled up a pair of MiG-17s on the runway during the raid. Two months later in the middle of the strike group, he called bandits at Ironhand six-o’clock, alerting the Gators, and in the ensuing fight it was F-8’s - 3, Migs – 0. John was born and bred to fight. He would steam and stew in ops monitoring any strike he was not on, suited up, ready to launch.  He was the original shock and awe combat leader. Waples was one of the greats of Naval Aviation. He had over 1300 carrier landings, over 400 at night, all the hard way, and a bunch of combat missions. I'm sure there are many Waples fans out there who can weigh in with TINS tales about the Spineripper. May he rest in peace -Kit Sanders

CAPT Charles E. Ward Page, FL 32571 NFO Essex 1960-1961 b.1/20/1938; d.3/28/86; Gail M. d.12/27/02

Captain Charles E. Ward, USN, (Ret) of Pace passed away on Friday, December 27, 2002. Charlie was the second of 10 children born of Mr. O.J Ward and Hilda Parker Ward of Louisville, MS. He was preceded in death by his father and sisters Edith and Rebecca. His is survived by his loving wife, Gail M. Ward, three sons and their families, Roger Ward (fiancee Carrie) of Woodbridge, VA; LCDR John M. Ward, USN (Karen) of Anacortes, WA; and David Ward (Scherra) of Baltimore; MD; brothers James Ward (Carolyn) Coldwater, MS; Richard Ward (Iza), Belton, SC; sisters Martha Nabors, Starkville, MS; Gloria Joiner, Louisville, MS; Mary Sanders, Starkville, MS; Nancy Quinn (Billy), Louisville, MS; and Tina Ward, Charlotte, NC. Charlie (Pa) is also survived by his three precious grandchildren, Bailey, Kyler, and Kenna Marie, and many loving nieces and nephews. Charlie graduated from Louisville High School, attended East Central Junior College, Decatur, MS, and graduated from Louisiana College, Pineveille, LA in 1959 with a degree in Mathematics. Charlie entered the Navy in 1959 through the Officer Candidate Program. Upon receiving his commission in 1960, he entered the Naval Flight Officer Program earning his Navy "Wings of Gold" in 1961. Highlights of a career that extended over 30 years include command of two aviation squadrons (VAW-115 and RVAW-110) and two major shore establishments (Commander Training Air Wing SIX, NAS Pensacola and NETPMSA, Saufley Field, Pensacola). Charlie attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, earning a Masters degree in Computer Systems Management in 1972. In 1977, Charlie was named a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College, Newport, RI. Charlie retired from active duty in July 1990. The following year he served as an Adjunct Professor at Pensacola Junior College teaching College Algebra. From January 1991 to October 1999, Charlie was employed with Raytheon Aerospace serving as the Site Manager for Aircraft Maintenance operations on the Navy's Primary Trainer aircraft, the T- 34C, at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, FL

Fred G. Ward, Jr ADAN VC-12 Saipan 1950 b.10/4/30; d.3/9/03 Portsmouth, NH

Warren Douglas Ward AN Randolph 1965 b.6/21/1947; d.11/11/94 Portland, OR

Daniel Allen Wardrep 10930 Sharon Dr Apple Creek, OH 44606-9739 330-698-4092 AA 1954 b.8/10/1934; d.12/6/2010

Arthur J. Ware AMHC FDR 1965 leading chief b.5/4/31; d.1/8/00 Lake City, FL bur in Ohio

Wayne P. Warner Randolph 1958; Forrestal 1960 b.5/22/41; d.10/9/2010 Maiden, NC

Andrew F. Warren 91 Washburn St Caribou, ME 04736-2399 207-498-6393 AMH2 Saratoga 1963-4 b.1/28/1936; d.11/20/2009; Lyndia

Edward Joseph Wassik 10 Burlington Rd Unionville, CT 06085-1312 860-673-9147 b.1924 ADR1 Essex 1961 (had stroke); b.7/4/24; d.1/8/2011; Marie S

Francis A. Watermolen AD1 Hornet 1955 b.8/16/1920; d.6/1997 St Marys, MD  Bur in Wisconsin

Jacob W. Waters Sanford, FL AN 1951 b.1/23/1931; d.9/23/90 formerly Casselberry, & JAX; Barbara B

 Lewis H. Watson AT2 Intrepid 1955-6 410 Jackson St Falls Church, VA 22046 b.5/8/31; d.8/24/2011

All the information included on your site was correct up to a couple years ago when Lew was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, which for 3 years had been incorrectly diagnosed as COPD. His HMO never took an X-ray. Lew entered service as an airman, flew as tail gunner or navigator, went by the nicknames "L.H." or "Buster" or simply "Lew". He was 5'10", had black hair, served his first enlistment beginning November 1947.  Upon re-enlistment he served as ship’s company for 3-4 years as an electronics tech aboard the USS Mindoro CVE-120 where he was eventually part of a skeleton crew who took her into 7 months of mothballing in Boston, where he probably had his heaviest encounter with asbestos, the cause of his lung cancer. His final and proudest duty was aboard the USS Intrepid CV-11 prior to her conversion to CVA-11 when she toured the Mediterranean. Lew was discharged November 1956 at Quonset Point, RI. Lew was a joker and liked a good time.

His best friends were "Stretch," Paul Smith, and Leland "Bull" Ellis, still living. Lew passed quietly on August 24, 2011 from his lung cancer and heart failure due to atrial fibrillation at home with his wife, Marjory, and daughter, Donna, beside him. He is from Chickasha, OK, went to the University of Oklahoma, graduating in 1960 in Electrical Engineering. He requested cremation and was inurned on November 2, 2011 in the Columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery, his flag ceremony snappy with class as only the Navy does it, eight Naval enlistees serving as honor guard. I am his devoted wife of 32 fun and silly, loving years, together 35, Marjory (Marj) Watson, 31 Orchid Grove Pl, Conroe, TX 77385, marjmacwat@gmail.com

Peter Drew Watson c/o Autumn Village Nursing Home 25 Oriol Dr Worcester, MA 01605 508-595-1089 Essex 1958 & 1959 b.11/10/1938; d.3/30/2010 Address courtesy of dtr Tracey Lynne Watson Egan (Mrs Paul C.) 10 Anderson Dr Tyngsboro, MA 01879 978-649-2078

Dale F. Watts ATC Valley Forge 1958 b.12/23/23; d.4/20/98 Somis, Ventura Co, CA  Death cert issued in KY

James H. Watts AD3 1953 b.6/4/32; d.10/30/06 Newton, AL bur in SC

LCDR Bruce F. Weart Fredericksburg, VA b.2/14/20; d.9/22/2002 Interred at Arlington National Cem

His education included a bachelor of science degree from Western Illinois University in 1942; a master of science degree in electrical engineering from MIT in 1949; and coursework at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1950. He had retired from the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II and in combat tours during the Korean War. As a Naval aviator, he was the recipient of many awards and decorations which included the Navy Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. In addition, his carrier air groups were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation and the Navy Commendation Medal. He was one of the first licensed helicopter pilots in the United States and pioneered various aspects of the new science of electronic naval warfare. Following his military service, he became vice president of Loral Corporation and was in charge of military electronic warfare. He later founded and served as president of Weart Associates and had responsibility for directing and managing its operations in providing consulting services in technical areas, management, marketing to industrial and government activities with emphasis on anti-submarine warfare, electronic warfare/countermeasures and naval warfare. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife, Patricia O'Harra Weart; a daughter, Elizabeth J. Pidd of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Richard R. Weart of Fredericksburg and Bruce N. Weart of Richmond; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Hays Wavra and Bruce Hays, both of San Diego, Calif., Kristopher Weart of Richmond, and Richard Weart, Michael Weart and Thomas Weart, Fredericksburg


 

Eugene L. Weaver PR3 1951 b.12/3/31; d.2/1986

James D. Weaver ADRAN Saratoga Nov 1963; b.2/20/45; d.9/24/01 Oxford, NC

James Joseph Weaver 21 Highpoint Dr Gulf Breeze, FL 32561-4070 850-932-4770 LT(jg) Leyte 1957; d.2002 Mobile AL; Mary

CDR George J. Webb 2621 Grasshopper Ln Orange Park, FL 32073 904-264-5604 FDR 1950-1 NAOC LCDR George Washington Univ. Hearings officer, State attorney general’s office; b.10/2/21; d.10/26/08 bur in NY; Martha

William E. Webster AN Randolph 1965 b.4/26/46; d.2/12/96 Vanderburgh, IN

CAPT John Millard Weeks Arlington, VA USNA 1943 CDR 1955 VC-12 b.1919; d.6/24/84 Arlington, VA bur Arlington Natl Cem; Marjorie Ann

Robert L. Wegener AN Valley Forge 1958 b.8/14/39; d.7/31/98 Indiana

Ronald Lamont Weikel ATRAN Sara 1963-4 b.2/19/41; d.3/29/02 bur in PA 1920 Seahawk Ln or 2677 Citrus Dr Navarre, FL 32566 850-939-6294 is now Darvin Weikel

Charles Edward (Charley) Weir PR1 PRAN Essex 1963 Liberty, TN b.7/31/40; d.7/31/06

Richard Alton Welch AMSC Ticonderoga 1953 Intrepid 1955 AMC (Leading chief) b.12/20/21; d.5/2/1980 San Diego

George Dee Welton 15 7th Av NW Ronan, MT 59864-2214 530-626-0688 AN Wasp 1961 b.7/24/29; d.9/8/2012; Suzanna Lee Welton 3461 State Highway 193 spc 20 Placerville, CA 95667-7434 530-626-0688

Joseph M. "Joe" Wendelberger 1512 N 52nd St Milwaukee, WI 53208-2222 b.9/11/23; d.10/7/07; Intrepid 1955 contact Kelly Wendelberger 414-259-8991

CAPT James O. Wenning Lakevale Farm 541 Kentmoor Farm Rd Madison Heights, VA 24572-5745 434-846-3137 served c VS-915 at NAS So. Weymouth 1960-2; then VAW 33 LT 1958-9; asst O-in-C Randolph det 1962; O-in-C Randolph detachment 1963 VAW-12; b.12/6/1926 Worcester, MA; d.11/7/2008; Margaret R; Dtr: Janice

Herman (nmi) West AMC 1953 Hornet 1955

Ralph E. West ADRC Enterprise 1962 b.11/9/31; d.1/31/2008 Norfolk, VA

Mel Westlund ATC Box 12893 Prescott, AZ 86304 928-778-5371 AT2 1961-2 Randolph Later to VX-6 & operation Deep Freeze U.S. Antarctic Expedition Medal b.12/2/38; d.3/13/2011

LT(jg) Robert W. Wheeler 916 North St Fremont, OH 43420 1325 pilot 1953 Bennington; 1954 Ticonderoga b.3/29/27; d.10/28/05

Barney E. Whisenant LT(jg) Saipan 1950 not b.6/19/27; d.5/24/01 Tuscaloosa, AL private USA

Roger Dean Whitaker AE1 Forrestal AN 1961-4 b.5/23/38; d.3/25/02 Oelwin, IA d/c issued in CA; Carole

LT(jg) David T. White 1948 TBM pilot (plankowner) b.4/6/25; d.12/17/05 Port Republic, MD; Trish

Edmund M. White ADAN 1953 b.1934; d.1996; Constance White 51 Riverview Av New London, CT 06320-5449 860-437-5416 b.1945; Dtr: April A. same address

Winton R. Whited BM1 1951 b.1/19/24; d.5/27/10 Wauregan, CT; Wanda Mariana (Zimmer) d.3/2/2014

LCDR John B. (Jack) Whittemore 99 Homestead Lane Teaticket, MA 02536 508-540-1846 LT Randolph 1956 d.7/10/06; Alice d.3/16/05 Dtr: Beverly Bento 467 Locustfield Rd Teaticket, MA 02536

LCDR Lester Charles Wible Salinas, CA b.9/18/23; d.7/28/1998 Salinas, CA Last duty was Nav Sci professor, UCLA

James F. Wienhoff, 6749 Cardinal Dr Waterloo, IL 62298 618-939-6402 AN Saratoga 1963; FDR 1964 b.9/5/1941; d.2008

 John C. Wiersma Wasp & Essex beginning in 1967, d.8/2/2008 lung cancer for 8 months; Linda Wiersma 600 Olive St Gillespie, IL 62033 217-39-2961

LCDR Carl F. Wiesendanger b.1/22/24; d.1/1/97 in Carmel, CA; Barbara LT(jg)

John M. Wiff Bennington 1953 d.1990s California information from his cousin, John’s wife 322 Nicklaus St Ft Myers, FL 33903 239-656-3740; Cousin, John, also deceased

Gary D. Wiggins AA Randolph 1963 so b.3/22/1945 m.Diane M. Lotvedt 2/1/69 in Minneapolis d.7/1986 Florida

CDR James M. (Jim) Wiggins LT O-in-C & Hero of the Mariner Miracle Bennington 1953, CO VS-39; b.1/16/22 Monks Corner, SC; d.10/5/2010 Tiverton, RI; Rose Margaret (Spinelli) Wiggins; sons: Warren M. 3571 Main Rd Tiverton, RI 02878-4807 401-624-7929 & Wayne Monroe Wiggins Newport, RI

Junius L. Wiggins ADC 264 Barbee Rd Richlands, NC 28574-6119 910-324-4125 b.5/27/1919; d.11/13/2009; Ida S Jacksonville, NC

LCDR Thomas E. Wiggins 1957 b.8/6/29; d.4/4/98 Billerica, MA; Beverly

LT(jg) Charles G. Wilburn Jr. 801 Stout St Bridgeport, WV 26330-1115 304-842-4623 Essex 1960; Wasp 1961 VAW-33 where he became an Essex centurion; b.11/15/38; d.11/6/99; Carole W

Dennis L. “Denny” Wilcox, DVM 221 Fox Point Rd (Box 221) Port Angeles, WA 98362 360-457-5706 chinadoc@qwestoffice.net LT(jg) Independence 1966-7 VAW-124 d.10/17/2013; Kathleen wuji_llc@q.com

Jeffrey Herbert Wilcox AA Forrestal 61-2 fm Glenmont, NY b.1943; Veneranda Nunez Wilcox b.1939 Box 216321 Sacramento, CA 95821-8321 with Jeff Herbert Wilcox, Jr b.1967 & Dtr: Christine Theresa Wilcox b.1971 776 Bush St San Francisco, CA 94108 (sent 6/10/07-no reply) Dtr: Jennifer Ann Wilcox b.1965

Norman G. Wilcox 4574 Timbery Ct Jefferson, MD 21755 301-473-8123 (NIS) AT3 Intrepid 1956; Wasp 1858; b.9/27/1935; d.4/30/2003; d/c issued in Iowa; Joan

Clifton Jerome Wiles CSSN 1954 later CS3 Hornet 1955-6 b.1913; d.1997 age 84 Griffin, GA; Lucy E. b.1914

Lawrence Eugene “Larry” Wilhide 10150 Jefferson Rd Thonotosassa, FL 33592 813-986-5455 Wasp 1960-1 b.7/20/1938; d.12/14/2006

Richard R. Wilkinson, Jr DT3 1953 b.7/19/32; d.7/4/2000 Stark Co, Ohio

CDR Dwight L. (Dog) (Preacher) Williams 1310 1953 LT Assist O-in-C Bennington 1953; O-in-C of the Mariner cruise in Wasp 1953 Lake Champlain O-in-C 1954-5; b.10/8/21; d.11/1/2011 age 90 Macon, GA; Frank Hiles recalls him as an exceptionally fine officer; Barbara Elizabeth Young b.1925; d.2006

Harry Wilkenson

CDR Dwight Lincoln (Dog) (Preacher) Williams 1310 1953 LT Assist O-in-C Bennington 1953; O-in-C of the Mariner cruise in Wasp 1953 Lake Champlain O-in-C 1954-5; b.10/8/21; d.11/1/2011 age 90 Macon, GA; Frank Hiles recalls him as an exceptionally fine officer; Barbara Elizabeth Young b.1925; d.2006

John P. Wilkinson 64 Stanberry St Newark, OH 43055-5733 740-345-0668 AD3 1953 b.3/15/29; d.8/3/2003

Richard R. Wilkinson, Jr DT3 1953 b.7/19/32; d.7/4/2000 Stark Co, Ohio

CDR Dwight Lincoln (Dog) (Preacher) Williams 1310 1953 LT Assist O-in-C Bennington 1953; O-in-C of the Mariner cruise in Wasp 1953 Lake Champlain O-in-C 1954-5; b.10/8/21; d.11/1/2011 age 90; Frank Hiles recalls him as an exceptionally fine officer; Barbara Elizabeth Young b.1925; d.2006
Commander Williams was born in Gonzales, Louisiana on October 8, 1921, to William Thomas Williams and Alice Singletary Williams. He was a retired Navy pilot, serving for twenty-eight years. At the time he retired from the Navy, he had flown every type of aircraft the Navy had. He traveled all over the world, and served during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam Era. Dwight was a graduate of Georgia Southern University, and of The University of Georgia. He retired in 1966 from the Navy in Brunswick, Georgia, and taught school for several years. He moved with his wife to Athens, Georgia in 1973 to study at The University of Georgia. Later, they lived in Augusta, moving in 1992 to Byron, Georgia to be near family. Commander Williams proudly held many offices on local and state levels with the Gideons International for over forty years. For the past three years, he has lived at Summer Hill Assisted Living and Nursing Facility in Perry, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Barbara Elizabeth Young Williams; brothers, Delton Williams, Capper Williams, Holmes Williams, and Bryan Williams; and sister, Berma Williams Montet. His memory will forever be treasured by his daughter, Lynda Lasseter (Jim), Centerville; sons, Col. Ron Williams (Darlene), Georgetown, Kentucky, Robert Williams (Patricia), Roswell, Georgia, and Richard Williams, Atlanta; seven grandchildren, Joe Tessin (Carey), Byron, Major Ben Williams (Amber), Columbus, Georgia, Daniel Williams (Heather), Berlin, Germany, Jeremy Lasseter (April), Macon, Jennifer Alford (Chris), Warner Robins, Audrey New (Brian), Marietta, and Shannon Snyder (Braxton), Mathews, North Carolina; thirteen great-grandchildren, Brittany, Rachel, and Haley Tessin, Lincoln Taylor Williams, Carter and Abby Williams, Austin Lasseter, Logan and Madison Alford, William Witcher, Reagan and Barrett Neu, and Harper Rose Snyder; and brothers, Keelan Williams, Hilton Williams (Shirley), and Gyles Williams (Rita).

Eugene David Williams SA 1951 b.4/26/33 Peoria, IL; d.5/12/93 Franklin, MA; Marchia (Moore) Williams; 9 children

Harry A. Williams AE3 Lake Champlain 1953 b.7/23/32; d.8/24/09 Brentwood, TN  

Hays Titus Williams Baton Rouge, LA 70808 AA Wasp 1959 & 1960; AN Forrestal 1961 Killed in 6/1985 by a drunk driver in a car; Delores Lansdell Williams b.1933; d.2011; 2 grown sons

Leonard J. Williams AN Essex 1961 b.11/22/42; d.5/18/96 Mexico, NY

Titus Williams, Jr Metairie, LA Randolph 1961 & 1962 b.7/9/1942; d.11/14/03; Ruby; Son: Titus I. Williams b.1966

Walter L. Williams, Jr AK1 FDR 1952 b.1921

James Mills Williamson ADRAA 1961 Lake Champlain fm Boulder, CO; Lived at 119 Forsythe Dr Longmont, CO 80501 & Nueces, TX b.5/28/42; d.2/28/2001; Martha Lee Goeglein now Broomfield, CO b.1946; Son: James Mills Williamson, Jr b.9/28/67 Nueces, TX

LCDR David H. Willis FDR 1964 b.8/15/23; d.11/1987 Safety Harbor, FL

Lewis H. Willis 14713 Betina St Winter Garden, FL 34787 Det 14 b.5/45; d.3/24/01; Addie Lee also deceased; Son: Rbt Earl Willis b.2/74 Dtr: Amy Willis b.1977 361 Windford Ct Winter Garden, FL 34787-6064

CDR Richard William Willis LCDR O-in-C Leyte 1951 USNA 1943 b.12/13/19; d.9/3/90 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Dottie

 Howard Edward Wilson known as “Fred” 2818 60th St Milwaukee, WI 53219 LT NAOC Wasp 1959-1961 b.4/28/35; d.11/25/08 Astor, FL; Gloria M

Hugh L. Wilson Lake Champlain NAOC 1953 b.2/23/28 Wellsville, OH; d.1/1/98 in Lakeland, FL d/c issued in Ohio; Frances                                                                                                                

James C. Wilson ALC 1953

Robert G. Wilson ATC 1950

CDR Thomas Quenton Winkler, Jr. 795 Miramar Dr Pensacola, FL 32506 850-457-6638 USNA 1952 1957 LCDR FDR O-in-C U. West Florida; b.8/13/28; d.5/24/04

Leonard J. Winkowski ATC AT2 1952 b.5/1912; d.2/1993 Bessemer, MI

Winslow AT1 – ATC Lake Champlain 1953

John J. Winters AE3 1953 b.9/29/30; d.11/20/93 Delaware, PA

Billy Ray Wise ATCS 221 Fm Rd 3221 Clifton, TX 76634 254-675-1935 ATCS FDR 1961, Det 14; Saratoga 1962 b.1930; d.8/31/99; Mary Hines

 He was my leading chief when I was XO in VAW-110.  What a nice guy. Chief Petty Officers approaching 30 years don't make great leading chiefs.  I finally convinced him to take the Chief MAA job and help clean up the Barracks.  He excelled there. -Bob Allwine

Daniel F. Wise YNSN Essex 1967 6765 Navion Dr Citrus Heights, CA 95621 b.11/19/45; d.5/9/94; Hannelori A. Wise at that address; First wife was Delcine

CDR Eugene “Bob” Wiseman Oriskany 1951 b.8/2/15; d.2/18/96 Annapolis

Paul Wisniewski CPO Lake Champ 1954-5 fm Chicago? Philadelphia? Paul K. & Margaret K. 2850 41st St N St Petersburg, FL 33713-2245 727-522-5896 age 85. b.8/26/20; d.4/1983

Robert L. Wolf AA 1954 b.4/22/35 Sebastian, AR; d.9/18/2010 Ocala, FL; Melamie Stumpf Wolf

Rudolph J. Wolf 2640 Gately Dr W West Palm Beach, FL 33415 561-968-3717 (NIS) AT2 Valley Forge 1958 b.6/8/30; d.5/31/03 S. Wolf Boynton Beach, FL 33425 561-966-6351; Lillian B. Wolf b.11/32

Donald E. Wolff DSC ATN2 Randolph 1966 b.4/30/39; d.7/21/2000 Phoenix Distinguished Service Cross ribbon.svg

Roy H. Wolny, Jr AT2 1954 b.11/8/30; d.2/28/96 Sunrise, Broward Co, FL

Glenn D. Womack 215 Woodford Av Bowling Green, KY 42101-2038 270-781-8512 Enterprise 1962 b.2/8/1937; d.4/23/07; Son: same name lives at that address

Eldridge Everett Wood LT(jg) LDO Saipan 1950 b.1922 DC; d.2001 Riverside, RI; Vivienne M. (Payne) m.10/7/42 b.1922; d.1991 Rock Hill, SC

James Lewis Wooden ATN3 Randolph 1965; Intrepid 1967 b.5/26/47; d.12/2/08 Riverside, CA

Arnold R. Woods, Jr. AN Forrestal 1961 b.4/21/48;d.2/11/06 Tucson, AZ; formerly North Charleston, SC; Gail T 

Donald E. Woods AT2 Lake Champlain 1953, Tarawa 1952 b.1/31/1933; d.4/29/99 Baltimore

Kevin P. Woods 7 Greenwich Cove Dr Old Greenwich, CT 06870 203-637-4687 dcdelson@aol.com PR3 1952-1955 Lake Champlain 1953 d.7/2011 

CAPT Thomas E. Woolcock 3087 Sloat Rd Pebble Beach, CA 93953 LT 1956-7 Bennington, Saratoga; test pilot; later Air Boss of the Ranger; Navy postgraduate School; d.7/27/2008 ALS since 2002; Colon CA in 1990s; Myocardial infarction survivor too; Mary Suex2 Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross unit award

Glenn O. Woolery AMH1 Det 14; Saratoga 1962; Enterprise 1962-3, Forrestal Apr ‘64 b.6/12/30; d.3/1979 Marietta, OK

Clifford Wooten Lafayette, GA AM3 Forrestal 1958 b.7/10/29; d.11/12/01

Ralph Edwin Worley AEC Eaton, OH 1958 AE1 Essex b.12/31/1931; d.5/15/2009 buried at sea; Loretta; Son: same name: 6971 Charmayne Rd Jacksonville, FL 32244-4448 904-573-5959; Son: Michael W. & Karen Worley 553 Harrison Av Orange Park, FL 32065 404-272-4851

William Woznisky ADC 1957 b.2/25/21; d.10/80 Schuylkill, PA Leading chief Bennington 1955

LT Oliver H. Wratchford b.11/30/23; d.3/1986 Baltimore d/c issued in WV LT Wasp 1953; Carqual FDR 1953  

William Erby Wrenn 6 Spring Lake Rd Piedmont, SC 29673-8892 864-845-5703 AKC 1947-1967 20 yrs in VC-12/VAW-12; b.7/31/1930; Ill c Parkinsons d.12/9/2011; Mary Ellen Jones Wrenn b.10/16/1940; d.5/6/2008 A native of Ware Shoals, a son of the late James A. Wrenn, Sr. and Mallie (Moore) Wrenn, he was a retired manager with Food Service of America and was a U.S. Navy retiree; son: William "Billy" E. Wrenn II of the home, a sister, and one grandchild, Kalei Owen.

Albert M. “Pappy” Wright AL1 Hornet 1955, Randolph 1957, 1960 (sole survivor of P2V crash) b.1/24/25; d.4/25/90 Providence, RI, d/c in OK

Charles W. Wright AK3 Nashua, NH b.7/7/37; d.11/26/95 Hillsborough NH Forrestal 1958

William W. Wright AE2 Essex 1961-3; Intrepid 1966 b.1/16/1939 Orlando; d.2/5/2001 Concord, NC; Bonita Lynn Wright; Son: Kelvin S. Wright b.1970 610 NW 35th Terr Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311-7540 954-791-1513

LT(jg) Douglas W. Wyckoff pilot 1325 1955-8 Coral Sea 1956 U. Michigan, U Michigan Law School b.2/27/31; d.3/1976 Saline, MI

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LT John O. Yaneros Wasp 1961 b.2/7/25; d.1/18/02 Fort Pierce, FL

Kermit D. Youmans ALC 1953 FDR b.12/1/1918; d.12/86 Temple City, CA

Donald D. Young fm near Norman, OK AD3 Coral Sea 1952-3 Poss. 2668 Winston Av Tulsa, OK 74114 b.9/1929 (or Donald Dean young b.5/27/29; d.10/27/00 Crosby, TX bur in ARK)

Donald L. Young fm Oklahoma Coral Sea 1953 b.2/5/33; d.1/29/05 Mullin, TX to OK (friend of Johnny Patton)                not b.3/17/33; d.9/19/93 Bartlesville, OK USAF; not b.5/7/33; d.11/13/97 Ashland, OH USA

John J. Young AL1 1951

Robert John “Hymie” Young LT Plankowner VC-12 8471 SE Driftwood Hobe Sound, FL 33455 b.10/5/23 USNA 1944; ret 2/1/66; MA Personnel Admin Stanford 1957; d.2/18/2011 Palm Beach, FL

Stephen Yourshaw Armed Forces Retirement Home 3700 N Capitol St NW Washington, DC 20317-0002 Essex 1958-9 b.1/1922; d.5/27/05 Schuylkill, PA per sister-in-law, Mrs Joseph (Marguerite F.) Yourshaw 1311 W Market St Pottsville, PA 17901-2207 570-622-9929  now 20105 US #301 Dade City, FL 33523 352-583-4866 Formerly 1122 Tyler Av Corpus Christi, TX 78404; Lila B. Yourshaw b.6/14/1909; d.2/19/2002

Anthony Vitold Yuska 535 Eagle St Fairmont Harbor, (Painesville) OH 44077 440-639-8306 AMS2 Essex 1961 to VAW-33, Spain, California & Okinawa b.7/25/1931; d.9/16/2009

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CDR Leonard W. (Zip) Zaborski LCDR Forrestal O-in-C 1957 b.4/1/18; d.11/15/91 Yavapai, AZ ashes at Arlington Natl Cem; Nora B. b.1910; d.1985

Joe Zarbo AL1 Ticonderoga 1955, Bennington 1956 b.8/10/18; d.1/1986 Los Angeles. Frank Sequeira tells me he kept the back door open on carrier take offs so he could get out easier if they ditched. It caused him to have to use a lot more right rudder

John J. Zaremski ADEAN 1953 b.6/6/31; d.9/2/07 Schenectady, NY

Paul Arthur Zechel, Jr DC2 1954 b.5/6/31; d.9/28/96 Peshtigo, WI

William Jackson Zehring, Jr AN 1951 b.4/17/30; d.1/28/2006 Falls Church, VA

CAPT Irving M. Zeman (Headmole) 18 Arboro Dr Sharon, MA 02067-2219 781-784-5515 LT(jg) controller in VC 11 1955-7 Hornet to WestPac; VAW 12 LT(jg)1957-60 & ’63-‘65 Saratoga 1959 & 1960 & Lake Champlain Sharon School System- Math, Science & Volleyball; b.7/11/31; d.3/22/06; Marjorie

Norman Guy Zickel Wellsville, KS 66092 ADR1 Essex 1962-3 fm Pella, IA 50219 641-628-3046 b.12/14/28; d.8/11/07; Arlene McBride Zickel 505 Maple Terrace Wellsville, KS 66092 785-883-4426


He married Arlene McBride April 6, 1958, in Kansas City, Mo.
Survivors also include sons, Larry Zickel, Dubuque, Iowa, and David Zickel, Wellsville; daughters, Phyllis Holtwick, and her husband, Mike, Wellsville; Peggy Spratt, Weatherford, Texas; Karla Smith, Lawrence; Teresa Bloodsworth, and her husband, Russell, Pella, Iowa; a daughter, Leslie Brown, and her husband, Don Brown, Wellsville; a brother, Carrol Zickel; and sisters, Willa Hart and Linda Fisk, all of Pella, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by a son, Derald Ray; a sister, Beverly Vos; a brother, Derald Glen, and a grandson.
 

Kurt H. Zimmer AT3 Hornet 1955; Lake Champlain 1955-6 fm Chicago Bratek’s friend b.10/31/33; d.12/29/92 Illinois

Karl F. Zimmerman SN 1952 b.1934; d.7/26/76 Houston, TX

Paul H. Zimmerman Lake Champlain 1955-6; Coral Sea 1956-72300 Wesley Chapel Rd E Fultonham, OH 43735 b.12/16/25; d.3/26/2000 bur in NY

John Aloysius Zimnoch, Jr AL3 Coral Sea 1956 b.1925; d.12/19/1985 Dougherty, GA                                            

Frank E. “Ted” Zinn Rt 1 Box 135 Coxs Mills, WV 26342-9738 304-462-5254 Independence 1961 & 1962 AD3 b.1/8/42; d.7/2/2011; Rosalie

Frank E. "Ted" Zinn, 69, of Coxs Mills, Gilmer County, West Virginia, passed away July 2, 2011 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston WV.He was born in Clarksburg WV, a son of the late Frank and Irene Crites Zinn.He was a retired truck driver and was a US Army and Navy veteran. He was a former employee of the Kenny Shoe Company with eleven years service.Surviving are his wife, Rosalie Zinn; two sons, Frank and Stephen Zinn of Tanner WV; a daughter, Karen Skidmore of Tanner; a son-in-law, Rick Skidmore; and a daughter-in-law, Margaret Zinn; two granddaughters, Rosemary and Maria Skidmore.

 Paul Zinski 6082 Mulberry St Ext Austell, GA 30168-4106 770-941-9205 ATAA Essex 1958 b.2/10/39; d.4/13/2010

Ralph E. Zirkel AD3 Lake Champlain 1954 fm Topeka, KS b.2/15/33; d.2/20/06 Kalkaska, MI

George Zlokas ADR2 Hornet 1955 b.7/29/28; d.11/82 Pittsburgh, PA bur Barrancas Natl Cem; Beverly Mae b.1928; d.2003

Norman Eugene Zug ADR1 Saratoga 1966 ADR2 b.6/25/37; d.12/10/02 Seguin, TX bur Fort Sam Houston Natl Cem

Frank Zvonek Died in crash of Continental airliner flt 1713 DEN to BOI 11/15/87 Iced up on take off in Colorado. Had already been de-iced once. LT(jg) pilot America 1967

  
Continental Airlines Flight 1713 was scheduled to leave Denver at 12:25 PM MST 11/15/87, but many flights out of Denver that day were delayed by inclement weather.[1] The flight was cleared for takeoff at 2:14 PM Mountain Time.

As the plane was taking off, it over rotated; the aircraft descended and the left wing struck the ground, causing the wing to separate. The left side of the plane and cockpit struck the ground next and the plane continued rolling, inverted. Of the 82 occupants on board (77 passengers and 5 crew), 28 were killed while 54 survived. The majority of the passengers who died were in the middle of the aircraft. As the plane skidded, the left side was tilted over and the tail was inverted; this action caused the middle part of the plane to squeeze and crush many of the passengers on board.[2]Of the passengers that died, 16 (including one infant) died of blunt trauma and 12 died of mechanical asphyxia. [3]Of the passengers who survived, 24 received minor injuries and 27 received serious injuries. One lap infant received no injuries

Four days of hearings regarding the crash were held in Golden, Colorado in March 1988.[4] [5] During the investigation, it was revealed that the captain, Frank Zvonek, had 166 hours of experience in this particular type of aircraft, and the copilot, Lee Bruecher, had only 26 hours.[6] Moreover, it was also discovered, as reported in "Miracle In The Blizzard," a feature article Henry Hurt had written for, and published in, the February 1990 issue of the Reader's Digest, that Zvonek had placed Bruecher in charge of actually flying the aircraft and that, before Continental had hired him, Bruecher had been dismissed from another airline[which?] for his incompetence as a pilot.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the captain's failure to have the airplane deiced a second time after a delay before takeoff that led to upper wing surface contamination and a loss of control during rapid takeoff rotation by the first officer. Contributing to the accident were the absence of regulatory or management controls governing operations by newly qualified flight crew members and the confusion that existed between the flightcrew members and air traffic controllers that led to the delay in departure.

CDR Steven Louis Zwick 5124 Terrace Arbor Circle, Midlothian, VA 23112 804-639-9305 LT(jg) Intrepid 1958; Essex 1959 b.3/3/33; d.9/3/2006 buried at Arlington; Daughter: Leanne Zwick 11506 Maple Landing Pl Chester, VA 23831-7759 804-796-5346 LAZWICK@aol.com

Died in the Squadron and/or on Active duty

LT(jg) James L. Andersen Independence 1962 Killed in a P2V accident

Carpenter A. Batchelor AE2 died with Sassi & Martin Kennedy

LCDR Donald W. Bohls, Jr XO VAW-121 Det 60, killed in a crash of a COD C1A at Sigonella, Sicily doing touch and go landings. Banked steeply and crashed inverted. Prior VS-36, b.2/17/33; d.7/12/67; Clarice Esther Fuchs Bohls b.1/31/36; d.5/13/2009 Austin, TX

CDR Robert Cook Borden Fall River, MA NAOC LT(jg) 1957-8, died on active duty b.9/14/21; d.1/22/71; Lucy Christine (Marois)

Roy W. Busier ADC FDR 1961-2 Dove off stern of carrier anchored in Guantanamo Bay 10 pm suicide. Never found. (Report by Chas. Babcock)

LT(jg) L. O. Caldwell killed in TBM crash at Rileyville 9/4/49 Pilot H. L. Smith

LT(jg) Charles N. Campbell b.8/17/32; d.1/1/1959 Intrepid 1958; Forrestal 1959

ENS William J. Carey pilot 1957; later LT age 24 killed in ZPD3W large airship accident out of Lakehurst, NAS 7/6/1960. Lived in Nahant, MA

Douglas L. Craigue AMC fm Intrepid cruise 1956 when he was AM3, murdered while on active duty just before retirement in 1970s age 59. His son, with the same name, works for the Flock factory in Claremont, NH owned by Carl Steinfield, my friend from VS 915; Douglas & Gail Craigue 603-542-2417

Jerry Cunningham Saratoga 1964-6 my brother-in-law, died the fall of '69, on approach to Pensacola as described, while flying a Skyhawk out of New York! I picked up his remains at Houston International He is buried in Houston He was working as flight engineer for American at the time! Clarence Buel cabuel@charter.net

Ronald J. (James) Curtis killed on flight deck Bennington 1/24/57

LCDR James Leo Delaney Maintenance Officer, VAW-123 CICO, killed in Holman ditching in VAW-123

Hans D. Dethlefsen AT3 killed with Fillmore & Heid

    James H. Dorrell Weed, CA AT3 1962 1963 Enterprise drowned; crashed with LCDR Hansen 1963

LT Thomas A. Dunn Pilot crashed an E-2 in the water a few hundred yards off Ocean View Amusement Park in Norfolk, VA (Early 1973) All 5 personnel aboard perished. He had transferred from VAW-123 to VAW-124 or VAW-126 at the time of the crash

Edward V. (Ed) Eney AN Saipan 1950; AT3 in VAW 11

Ed and I were in the same team that left VC12 to go to Korea in 1951 We were good friends and I was on "ready plane" duty in VC11 the night he was killed.  His AD4W was on a training mission about 50 miles off the coast of California and were apparently at a low altitude. They did not return from the mission and the next day remnants of the wreckage were found by a Coast Guard PBM. I verified that the wallet retrieved from the ocean was that of Ed’s, along with a few other personal items. Ed was an AT2 at the time of his death and looking forward to being discharged just a few months after his death in 1952 -Roger Harper AT1, VC11 & VC12

LT(jg) Robert O. Farris 1315 America 1965-6 Bob Farris transitioned to A-7s after VAW-12 and, as I recall, died ejecting from an A-7 in approximately 1968 (I was stationed at FCPCP at the time and my wife had kept in touch with Bob’s wife, Betty. (Rbt Hollinger recollection)

He flew into the water on a night approach to the America while operating off San Juan. I was on the America at the time as Air Ops/AAW for the Battle Group Commander (Fredericks’ recollection)

Bob had his accident while flying from the Nimitz in the late 70's I was the navigator on the Nimitz and we were conducting work-ups around Puerto Rico. During a night recovery his plane disappeared on final a few minutes after he reported departing marshal. The weather was very foul with numerous thunderstorms, so we formed the available ships in line abreast and went back the final bearing conducting a visual search but had no luck. The next day I learned (second hand) the helo had recovered his helmet (Fredericks’ subsequent recollection)

LT(jg) Leroy R. Fillmore killed in collision c mountain in Italy Forrestal 1958-9; Ernie McCall sent to take his place

James E. Gossage b.1/20/26; d.7/8/09 409 4th St Dierks, AR 71833 AT1 Saratoga 1961-2; Enterprise 1962-3; believed to have been killed in service (Schlicht); m.Shirley Ann (Walker) 11/28/63 Howard, AR

LCDR Leon Haskell Gower Ponca City, OK LT(jg) Randolph 1964-5; FDR Jun ’66- Feb ’67 Oklahoma State University 1960 b.11/27/38; d.11/24/83: Sharon L. b.1942

Unfortunately he was killed in a C-1 accident in the Med 11/24/1983 He was in a flight of two C-1’s going from the Western Med going to their home base in Sigonella Both planes were lost and as far as I can remember nothing was found.  Best guess that they had a mid-air and went down.  Maybe others can provide additional information and verify my story before you go public with the information- Mahood

Two C1A Traders were lost in a suspected mid-air on 24 November 1983. The exact cause of that accident has never been determined. What is known is that the two squadron C-1s departed Majorca, Palma in company for a flight back to Sigonella. Palma ATC reported that radar contact was simultaneously lost with both aircraft at approximately 150 miles from the departure field. Subsequent SAR efforts failed to find any survivors and only a life raft and minimal debris from either plane. Names of those killed in this accident include:
LCDR Leon H. Gower - VR-24
LT. Cynthia S. Grubbs- VR-24
Lt. Michael G. Veringa -VR-24
LTJG Mark R. Caldwell - VR-24
AMS2 John D. Jackson - VR-24
AD2 Ferando Pena - TEMDU to VR-24 from the USS Kennedy
AMH2 Douglas M. Wenzel - OMD, NAS Sigonella

LCDR Harold E. Gray killed on his first mission in Viet Nam. Son of Capt H.E. Gray who had flown the China Clipper to New York from Auckland, NZ at the start of WWII, later president of Pan Am

John Shallcross Hammond ATCA-P1 Essex 1961-2; Later VAW-33 b.4/21/27 Frankfurt, PA; d.5/5/63 in Newport Naval Hospital Buried in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown, RI. He had been living in Wickford; Bearers were all CPOs from VAW-33: George B. Walsh, Norman Tippett, Thomas Futch, Herme Nicolau, Robert Updegraff, Roderick MacInnes, Clarence Walker, and John Corrien; Widow Karina L. Hammond North Kingstown, RI b.1924 sons: Peter U. b.1955 & Andrew J. b.7/1959 19 Cogswell Av Cambridge, MA 02140 617-441-9973

LCDR Robert F. Hansen Enterprise 1962,1963. ditched WF-1 off Enterprise in the Med August 1963. USNA 1952. Nancy Jean (Turner) Hansen

Ralph "Skeeter" Carson (cskeeter105@aol.com) writes, “Yes, I was the guy sitting in the right seat 8/14/63 when the Enterprise det E-1B was ditched. I was ship's company, picking up some hours flying copilot for Bob Hansen, a buddy and USNA classmate. I had been aboard about 2 months The event occurred at the very end of the Med cruise. The det had become a little short of pilots and used occasional fill-ins This was my second E-1B flight, both off the ship at night Two crewmen and I survived. James H. Dorrell AT3 killed. Survivors LT(jg) Joe S. Macey, Richard L. Rosonowski, & CDR Ralph “Skeeter” Carson


Dear Dr. Smith,  I wanted to thank-you again for the information you’ve sent. Better late than never to find out about what my Dad did. I didn't thank you before for the VAW patch-thanks so much. I knew I had seen that design before. When I was @ my Moms this week I saw a coffee cup with it on it along with my Dad's name. I feel like I'm finding pieces to a puzzle that had been lost for a very long time. Yes I cry sometimes when I'm reading some of the information, and notes, but I'm still glad to know it. I'm part of him, and I want to know all there is to know. I used to pray that GOD would somehow let him peak down from Heaven to see my life. I would have wanted him to see that I married a wonderful man that loves me, and see our three wonderful sons. We have a simple but happy life-married 25 years this November. Believe it or not the 45 year old daughter of a navy pilot has never flown before! I booked my trip to Pensacola 2 days ago. My oldest and youngest sons will be traveling with me. Unfortunately my husband and other son can't go. We're excited about meeting CDR Carson. This is my husband's e-mail address. I rarely get on the computer. Too much to do! Your letter was so informative. I appreciate your explanations. I am a visual learner, so it helped to see the plane and read your explanation. Again I appreciate all you've done. My husbands e-mail address is kscott21613@yahoo.com  Sincerely, Barbara H. Marshall

This incident happened around the time of Reveille; The Fudd had launched and the deck was spotted for the next launch with many aircraft spotted aft on the flight deck. The ship told the Fudd that they would pull the (aircraft on the) deck forward and get them aboard. The announcement over the 1MC was the standard "Flight Quarters, Flight Quarters, all flight deck personnel man their stations". The word "immediately" was not used. Most of the plane captains, plane handlers, etc. were either B-S'ing or at chow and did not get the feeling of urgency to man their stations immediately. Consequently the deck never got pulled forward in time for that Fudd to make it aboard and the Fudd ditched alongside the ship. -Folcik

LT Robert William Harris who was with Holman and survived, Harris was killed later on the LSO platform of USS Intrepid on September 23, 1968 VAW-121 when Dave Callahan crashed a sick A-4E into the ramp and LSO platform; Betty

 

Robert William Harris

Lieutenant
VAW-121, CVW-10, USS INTREPID, TF 77, 7TH FLEET
United States Navy
Centralia, Illinois
September 02, 1942 to September 23, 1968
ROBERT W HARRIS is on the Wall at Panel W43, Line 69
See the full profile or name rubbing for Robert Harris

 

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Robert J. Heid AD3 killed c Fillmore & Dethlefsen 1958

LT(jg) Gerald Allen “Gerry” Holman ditched an E1-B at night off NVN enroute from Tonkin to Yokosuka with engine failure 12/14/66. The USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT was to end its second tour of Vietnam to leave the battle area by Christmas, 1966 On board was the carrier's early warning squadron of four aircraft, for which LT(jg) Gerald A. Holman was administrative officer. On December 14, Holman was launched from the carrier as the pilot of an E1B propeller-driven warning plane carrying a crew of five. The "Willie Fudd" departed on a routine mission, when one of the engines failed. Holman was forced to ditch in the South China Sea.

Jerry Holman lost his life during that cruise when his aircraft developed engine trouble and the ship was launching an Alpha strike and couldn't get a clear deck for him. He had to ditch and the plane broke up on hitting the water. He and the two CIC officers (one was Ed Koenig) did not survive. Only the co-pilot, named Harris, and the enlisted crewman were rescued. it was just before Christmas. The wives, of course, rallied around the ones who had perished and gave them max support. One wife, in particular, was most comforting. When someone mentioned what a shoulder she was offering to the others she said that it could have been her husband, Jim Murphy. Three days later, Jim's plane went down on the cat and they taxied back abreast of the island. He was getting ready to exit the aircraft when the same enlisted crewman that had survived the earlier crash cautioned him that an AD was turning up behind them. Jim said he had it, but he walked right into the prop.

The story didn't end there. The surviving co-pilot (Harris), after a long convalescence, returned to flight status and again deployed to WestPac in USS FDR. This time he was an LSO and one day when he was waving, an F8 Crusader hit the platform and he was killed. It was eerie; almost as if he was meant to perish in FDR in the South China Sea. -Minter

CDR Deforest Q. “Jerry” Joralman Coronado, CA O-in-C Lake Champlain 1953 cruise Killed in parachute accident when CO of A4 squadron VA-155 10/29/58 Very sad as he hit the top of a mountain before chute deployment Another second or two of flight and he would have had sufficient altitude for proper opening. Won Navy Cross in WW2 for putting a torpedo into the Musashi, 80,000 ton BB c 18” rifles  

LT(jg) Robert C. Keating Independence 1962; to 1964 Bob Keating was lost in a fly-off accident from a carrier returning from a VN cruise; at that time, he was a RIO in a F4 Phantom.

LT(jg) Martin Kennedy (killed with Sassi)

LCDR Edwin Lee Koenig b.2/20/1934 He was a member of the Carrier Air Early Warning Squadron 12, Detachment 42 aboard the USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT. He was a crew member aboard an E1B propeller-driven warning plane (the Willie Fudd) that was launched from the carrier on 14 Dec 66 on a routine mission. The plane crashed when one of the engines failed. The pilot was forced to ditch into the South China Sea Two crewmen survived the crash and were rescued. Three men including Koenig and the pilot died and their bodies were not recovered. (see Holman & Mowrey)

LT(jg) William Henry (Buck) Langhorne II killed in night carrier launch from USS WASP 1959. I’m told it was a deck run  

Carmine E. Leo AT2 killed June 1955 in the Steudle crash; age 24. He played the trumpet. His second wife was Loretta who has remarried. Son went to live with first wife’s family in Maine. Son: Carmine E. Leo 1642 E Ridge Rd Cornville, ME 04976-6412 207-474-8212 cleo@gwi.net http://www.CarmineLeo.com/  http://www.LifeCoaching.com/

James Clifton Lewis AN Jeffersonville, IN b.8/23/38 crushed in the Bennington catwalk 1/24/1957

LT(jg) Jack Henry Lindquist Dunkirk, NY Fredonia State Teachers College b.7/31/32; Killed in "St Patrick’s Day crash" 3/14/1959 aboard Wasp with Percy Musgrave. Cat shot with asymmetrical loading not into the relative wind? Pilot (Neil Hopkins) survived miraculously. Barbara Dawn

LT(jg) Paul Marbach FDR 1957 Died in Departure stall, inverted, drowned Charlietown 5/1958

Paul was a jaygee and a pilot. Really nice guy. His family was very wealthy and lived in Mamaroneck, NY. His last day on active duty in the navy was May 1958. His is the final name on the plaque. He thought he would have some fun. He checked out an AD5W by himself and went to Charlietown to shoot some practice landings. He climbed to altitude and shut off the mixture and glided to a landing, then shoved the mixture forward and took off again, all without stopping. He liked it so much he did it again. On the third time he came to grief. (I can’t imagine even doing it once!)  The engine didn’t start again right away. He was almost out of runway. When it did start he staggered back into the air and when out of ground effect, stalled over the swampy place and snap rolled to the left and went in inverted. In the mud he couldn’t get out. He was found face down with his head between the rudder pedals, which may have been the last air in the cockpit!  Horrors!

G. L. Mitchell ATC Randolph 1954 died in 1955 Newport Naval Hospital

William A. Mitchell AMH2(PO-5) He was the detachment's in-flight maintenance air crewman An E1B had to divert to DaNang with engine problems and "Bill" was flown off the Independence in the ship's COD The COD crashed in the ocean and "Bill" was lost. 

William A. Mitchell was a passenger on the USS Independence, CVA62, ship's C1A/COD along with Master Chief Petty Officer Williams, the detachments senior enlisted maintenance person (a third passenger might have been on board also). The C1A crew was planning for a deck launch off the waist catapult area and then fly Mitchell and Williams to Da Nang The detachment had an E1B there that had diverted for a maintenance problem (possibly an unsafe landing gear) As the C1A crossed the waist, it lost an engine and crashed in the water.  The pilot, co-pilot, and Williams (and possible third person) survived the crash. Mitchell did not. He is listed on "The Wall" His home of record was Philadelphia, PA He was 21 years old

Peter Mongilardi CDR ENS-LT(jg) in VC-12 Leyte 1950-1; New Jersey 1954 aboard USS Sicily, b.7/1/25; d.6/25/1965  Air Medal    

Pete and I were friends as cadets and we received our wings on the same day in February, 1946 from RADM Jocko Clark, who had been skipper of the famous Fighting Lady in WWII. There was something almost magic about Pete. He excelled in everything he did. He was the best pilot I've ever known. He was quiet and laid back and drove a beautifully restored 1939 Cadillac convertible. In today's vernacular, he was real cool. He married a beautiful girl name Pat. Pete and Pat made a great couple, were very popular and admired by all who knew them. In later years, I heard several senior officers state that, in their opinion, Pete was on a fast track to make Admiral. Even though we were friends, I didn't see him very much at Quonset Point because of the way our different teams were scheduled for deployments CDR Mongilardi was C.O. of VA-153 until May of 1965 when he was appointed CAG 15 of CORAL SEA. The carrier had left the Viet Nam area on 27 May and was well on its way home when it was turned around for more combat duty as the tempo of the war increased. Pete was leading two other A-4's on an armed recon mission when he spotted a small bridge over the Song Cho river about 10 miles northwest of Thranth Hoa As the formation rolled in to attack, Mongilardi's aircraft was struck by 37 mm flak. His wing man then lost sight of him. No wreckage of his aircraft was ever found. (A4 website says he was lost 6/25/65)

He was the first CAG lost in the Viet Nam war. Back in March 1965, he survived damage to his A-4, when it had to be "towed" back to the ship by a tanker as his aircraft was leaking fuel almost as fast as he was receiving it- Wm Campbell

CDR Vincent D. Monroe NAOC LT(jg) Intrepid 1960 b.7/1/34; Killed in Viet Nam 5/18/68 bur Arlington National Cemetery  His home of record is Oaklyn, NJ. Grinnell College

Monroe was listed as missing in action on May 18, 1968. His status was later changed to killed in action.
Monroe’s remains were repatriated on August 23, 1978, and identified on September 11, 1978.
Synopsis (from the POW Network) as to the circumstances behind being listed as MIA:
Commander Charlie N. James, Jr. was a pilot assigned to Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 11 onboard the USS KITTY HAWK. On May 18, 1968, he launched in his RA5C Vigilante on a multi-aircraft reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam. His Radar/Navigator that day was Lt.Cdr. Vincent D. Monroe.
The Vigilante commenced its run and crossed the North Vietnam coastline as planned, proceeding toward Vinh Son, which was the primary target. James' and Monroe's aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and started to spout flames burning uncontrollably. The pilot of one of the other aircraft on the mission transmitted to Monroe that his aircraft was hit, and he responded with, "I know." This was the last transmission received from James and Monroe.
The aircraft decelerated rapidly and plunged toward the ground. Other pilots momentarily lost sight of the crippled craft, and when again observed, approximately 10 seconds later, it impacted the ground. Intensive automatic weapons fire was in the area from many sites. Two parachutes were observed and emergency radio beepers heard. Search and rescue efforts were initiated. However, failure to establish voice contact with either flight member and the intensity of the anti-aircraft fire in the area necessitated termination of the effort. Electronic surveillance continued, but to no avail.
Radio Hanoi broadcasted the capture of two American pilots on May 18, 1968 in the general area of the loss of James and Monroe. Both men were classified Prisoner of War.
 

LCDR Dick Morrow killed in an A6 in strike mission over Viet Nam, after VAW-12 he also went to PG School. Dick went on to fly A-6s. The last word on him was 2 MIGs were chasing him north of Hanoi to the north of a thunderstorm. He never made it out the other side.

While I was on Coral Sea at Yankee Station, I first read the report on LCDR Dick Morrow's loss. The date of his loss is 11/02/67. He was the pilot of a VA-196 A-6 off the USS Constellation. He and his B/N, Lt J. Wright, were declared MIA. On October 3, 1973, DOD declared Dick and his B/N "Killed in Action, body not recovered" In August 1978, North Vietnam returned ten sets of remains. Two of the sets of these remains were identified as Dick and his B/N on Sep 11, 1978. The source for this information and a photo of Dick may be seen at http://www.virtualwall.org/dm/MorrowRD01a.htm -Speed

LT(jg) Richard Lynn “Dick”  Mowrey Shawnee Mission, KS b.4/1/1943. NFO killed in Holman crash 12/14/1966; memorialized at the Punchbowl, Honolulu

LT James H. Murphy killed in flight deck accident- Blown into an A1 prop as an F4 was being spun for the cat Widow: Susan S. Murphy 3976 Aeries Way Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757-363-0868 Dtr: Susan S. Murphy b.1964 4004 Atlantic Av Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757-425-9010

LT(jg) Percy Musgrave (older brother of the astronaut, Story Musgrave <http://www.spacestory.com>)killed on a catapult shot on the Wasp with Lindquist (supra)  Story Musgrave 407-390-0221 8572 Sweetwater Trail Kissimmee, FL 34747-1519 storymusgrave@hotmail.com is his brother.

Thank you so much for sending along all the details of operations on the Wasp and my brother's accident. I guess we may never get the cause of the faulty cat shot nor will we ever know if the situation was recoverable in the best of hands. I visited the Wasp when it returned to shore. No one could explain the events of the faulty launch but many of the pilots were very forthcoming and told me they could have saved it. So, almost 50 years later, I don't know what caused the bad shot and don't know for sure if at that point it could have been saved. I was an Electrician, instrument technician, mechanic and plane captain on AD 1's through AD 6's and I flew in the right seat of AD 5's in Korea, on the U.S.S. Wasp and at Kaneohe MCAS with VMA 251 and VMA 212, 1954 to 1956. As an aircraft mechanic and as an 18,000+ hour civilian and military pilot with over 1000 functional check flights in military aircraft I do know that most aviation accidents are caused by human error, not by mechanical failures and that is where I must rest with this one But, almost 50 years later, I have no knowledge nor feelings about the cause, I have missed my brother for all those years and simply journey on –Story

LCDR George R. Niemela b.12/29/31; d.3/1967 NAS Lakehurst, NJ D/C issued in Alaska LT(jg) Randolph 1958 He was assigned to NAS Lakehurst in 1967. When I was doing TAD in Air Boss School I had dinner with him and his wife while there- Glenn Ward

LCDR James Noland lost at sea off Florida 2/6/56; One speculation was that the rear seat heater blew up. AD-5W's all had one installed and most operators were scared to use them because of the proven dangers of an explosion! There was a light off procedure that took about an extra 10 to 20 seconds to do it right. There was a small operational panel in the rear compartment, just above and in front of where the two hatches joined the airframe and it had an ON switch, Light Off button and a caution light which for some reason was yellow and an abort light that was red. The red Light was the one that you watched for! The procedure for light off was to Arm the system, "Switch On", press the Light Off button and release it when the Yellow light came on! Of course at any time that the red light came on, abort the Light Off, turn the system off and freeze your buns off! It heated the aft compartment and the pilot and co-pilot also! This system used 115/145 sprayed in a mist as a fuel to heat the chamber, signed Bullet Bob, BUT the fatal crash of Jim Noland, Ed Stuart and Robert Sperl happened on February 6, 1956 and was in an AD-4 - not the 5W; I was one of the controllers on the exercise out of JAX.  There was no heater in the rear of the 4 that I ever saw. There were flares stored there, and I dropped several that evening while Bill Edwards and I looked for signs of life along the beach. The official cause of the accident was listed as pilot error - assuming that vertigo was the main factor - it was a very rainy afternoon. They last reported being some 13 miles from shore on their way in. Bill and the other pilots were not pleased that pilot error was always the assumption when cause could not be determined. The only debris that washed ashore included a flight jacket, hard hat, and some engine pieces - indicating that the plane probably hit at a steep angle (Signed Mark Poole, VC-12 '54-'56)

Tinley L. Olton pilot 1960. Brown Univ. civil engineering grad; Made 100,000th landing on the Essex. Died in a crash later on; Dr. Shoemaker says he went in inverted; Janice, living at 401-737-6789 Phone is still listed in his name; Dtr: Leslie Ann Olton, DMD 2224 Pawtucket Av East Providence, RI 02914 401-431-1224; Son: David Tinley Olton 2271 New London Turnpike Coventry, RI 02816 liveyourlife628@verizon.net b.10/3/66; Hanna

LT Lindley Murray Osborne 1948 Kearsarge VC-12; In a VA squadron after VC-12; b.9/22/1920; d.8/6/52 an AD accident in NC; USNA 1944 bur Arlington National Cemetery; Dorothy

I knew Ozzie and his wife pretty well. Being one of the bachelors in the squadron, they invited me over for dinner several times. They lived in East Greenwich.  Ozzie was a little guy and his wife was taller than him. They were both from Texas. He graduated from the Naval Academy and she from SMU. Since everyone called him Ozzie, I'll bet that very few people in the squadron actually knew his first name. He was one of the Training Officers in the Ops Dept. in which I was one of the Flight Schedules Officers. I don't remember their titles, but there were several LT's in the Ops Dept. that had something to do with Training. –Capt Bill Campbell

CPO Harry Parker died in squadron after a pneumothorax during a boating accident on fishing trip

LT Richard Earl Parks LT(jg) 1957 USNA 1954; b.12/4/1932 blew up in an A3D 4/5/1967 near Alturas, California, hit a mountain (Fritz Smith recalled him with great admiration) Home of record Steubenville, OH

Richard Earl Parks

LT(jg) Warren Pearson hung up on bailout fm rear seat of an AD5W with an engine fire, Lake Champlain cruise 1961 Pilot Dan Lane; Marna J. Pearson 5865 Robinson Av Riverside, CA 92503-8619 909-352-8057 b.10/1932

ENS Roy Charles Pickler ditched during FCLP in AD3 12/29/51 hypothermia

ATC Roland Robert Pineau b.7/6/29 Royal Oak, MI VC-12 1951 POW/MIA1967 d.10/8/67 Viet Nam buried originally at San Diego, moved to Arlington National Cemetery

LT(jg) Robert (n) Poole 1680 Forrestal 1960; Randolph 1961 killed in plane accident subsequent to VAW-12 service

LT Galen P. Powers LT(jg) Essex 1963 assist Maintenance officer; b.7/3/30; Killed in F4 crash at Miramar; Ejected on fire at over Mach 1; d.7/2/64 bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem; Son: Justin Clement Powers b.1962 20090 Crew Sq Ashburn, VA 20147 703-858-5746

Assistant maintenance officer on Essex 1963 detachment. He was at Miramar transitioning to back seat in F-4s. One night his plane caught fire and the pilot said to eject. He ejected but the plane was doing over Mach 1 and Galen was killed during ejection The pilot had a seat malfunction and by the time he managed to eject the plane had slowed down and he survived.

ENS Thomas Chauncey Reed mid air July 24 ’51 (Roland Schroeder says a Tom Reed of this era later flew for American Airlines and lived near Foxboro, MA Norton 508-285-6253 or Scituate 781-545-9879 or Beverly 978-927-3692

LT Peter Fransson (Pete) Russell Randolph 1965, FDR 1967-8, VAW-121 Killed in a Bronco in Viet Nam on May 23, 1969 while flying an OV-10 in VAL-4. Single round from the ground hit him in the head. Pilot in the backseat flew the aircraft back to base Story is in book "Flying Black Ponies" available from Naval Institute.http://www.virtualwall.org/dr/RussellPF01a.htm When we returned from the MED in '65 with Det-15 I detached and joined Det North Island This was VAW-12's E-2 transition Det. At about the same time LT(jg) Pete got orders to join an AD squadron and got partial credit for a MIG while onboard CV-11. When AD squadrons started to be decommissioned or transition to A-6As Pete went to VAL-4 where he got hit KIA 5/23/69-Jim Workman Another version: Flying from the USS Intrepid on October 9th 1966, Lt Pete Russell was in a flight of four VA-176 Skyraiders on a ResCap south of Hanoi. They were jumped by four Mig-21's LCDR Leo Cook, LT(jg) Tom Patten, LT(jg) Jim Wiley, and Pete, destroyed one, and probably two of the enemy aircraft in the ensuing aerial gun battle. The remaining two MIGs left the scene. Pete was a student of mine in Corpus before going to VAW-12 While I was in a sister squadron, VA-165, we were on Intrepid together that day. Regards, Speed (He seems to have survived that day –Ed)

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LT(jg) Howard Booth Rutledge Personnel Officer, VAW-123, Pilot, Killed in ditching EA-1 in VAW-123 with LCDRs Delaney & Wright. b.10/11/41; d.10/16/68 bur Skyland, NC

LT Norman Martin Sassi (asymmetrical loading, engine failure or fully deflected rudder jam on cat shot USS Valley Forge 1959; I am told by one source it was a deck run accident. Can that be?? LT(jg) Martin Kennedy & AE2 Carpenter A. Batchelor died too.

“Asymmetrical loading” is defined as a catapult shot from the starboard cat with the wind 10 degrees or more off the port bow while carrying a drop tank on the right main wing station. This blocks the wind from the wing insuring that there is inadequate lift on the starboard wing so the port wing comes up as the starboard wing stalls and there is an aggravated spin. This was poorly understood in our day. (I never heard a word about it.) The ship’s captain has got to put the carrier into the wind; nothing the pilot can do about it if he doesn’t. It’s likely what happened to the unfortunate Neil Hopkins on the Wasp on St Patrick’s Day 1959, and he has lived with guilt and recrimination all these years for men who died in his plane.

Michael Alexander Sassi  msenergy@msn.com My father was LT Norman Martin Sassi and was lost at sea in July 1959. My twin sister, Andrea Lynn, and I were 2 yrs. old at the time.  We're now forty-eleven as I would put it, 51 yrs. My mom, Beverly Riddel Sassi Tanguay, is 76 and doing very well. 406 Notson Ter NE Port Charlotte, FL 33952 941-625-3579 b.1/32
Michael A. Sassi  9 Casner Rd East Haddam, CT 06423 860-873-3644 Bridge Energy Services, LLC (860) 873-8242 (office) (860) 873-2364 (fax) (860) 301-7217 (mobile)

Wm H. Spain Forrestal 1962 Walked into a prop in Argentia, Nflnd

Robert Sperl died with Noland

ENS Joe Steudle stall/spin Jun ’55 Quonset. Carmine Leo killed with him

Glenn Stevens AD1 BHR 1949, 1953 Died at Quonset

LT(jg) Ed Stuart from Orlando crashed with Noland

LCDR Tugie O-in-C Valley Forge 1961

ENS John Robert Wagner mid air July ’51; had a barrier engagement on Tarawa 4/51

LCDR Oliver Bruce Walley LT(jg) Independence 1960-2 b.10/31/35; d.2/11/1969; Viola F. 4 County Road 50323 Rose Hill MS 38356-5311 601-727-7503 b.1937 

Lt. Cmdr. Robert F. "Bob" Coad USNR was aboard Lockheed SP-2E Bu No 131487 that crashed in bad weather in the Santa Ana Mountains on 2/11/69 with loss of the entire crew:
Lt. Cmdr. Beal G. Dolven, Jr.
Lt. Cmdr. Oliver B. Walley
A/O Walter R. Jacobson
A/O John E. Hansen
A/MM Harris R. Hendrickson 

Lieutenant Commander Oliver Bruce Walley, USNR was the navigator aboard Lockheed SP-2E Bu No 131487 on February 11, 1969. He was thirty-three years old at the time of his death. Lt. Cmdr. Walley was happily married with a son and a daughter. On May 18, 2012 his daughter Susan Walley Schlesman went to her father’s crash site with the assistance of the Project Remembrance Team. During her visit she placed a memorial message honoring the memory of her beloved dad.

Harry L. Wilkins AT2 killed in aborted Cat shot on USS Palau 3/20/50/ Pilot McLuckie bridle improperly fitted to shuttle Chief Barnes took his effects home to Colorado Springs

LCDR Paul Martin Wright VAW-123 Operations Officer, pilot; Died at sea in crash in VAW-123; the pilot went into reverse pitch on touchdown and was not able to add power for the bolter

LT(jg) Robert H. Yates Valley Forge 1959; Carqual Independence 1960; Crashed along a beach in Jacksonville, FL doing stunts in a T-28 while in a Vigilante squadron 4/10/69; Wife Candy samican@sbcglobal.net I do not know if she re-married or where she lives

J. J. Young AT2 (failed to wear survival suit liner Ditched off Charlietown Hypothermia 12/27/1957 with LT(jg) McQuesten and CPO Leo Harris who survived; Leyte 1952

(John J. Young AL1 came to VC-12 in 1951 ?same)