11980 Woodside Ave.
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager
It is with great sadness that the family of Jerry Lee Few of Dickson, Tennessee announces his sudden passing on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at the age of 70 years. Jerry will be lovingly remembered by his son Joey, sister Norma Wall, extended family, and countless friends. Jerry was born in February of 1948 to James and Elizabeth Few in Dickson, Tennessee. Jerry proudly served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War and attended college at the University of Tennessee. Jerry treasured his extensive music collection, was a great dancer and an avid football fan.
His friends and family are invited to celebrate his life on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at the Pond Church of Christ – 650 Pond Road, Dickson, TN 37055.
Condolences may be left at http://www.taylorsince1909.com/condolences.php
AVCM USN (Ret)
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager
BARBER, Carl L. III, US Navy, Master Chief (Ret.) 79, passed Oct. 13, 2018. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. We love you and we miss you. Cremations of Greater Tampa Bay
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 17, 2018
AVCM Carl L. Barber III served as the Avionics Chief in VP-4 during his tour from 8/66 to 2/69.
His career included the following tours.
NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee 3/63-3/66
NAMTD12 NAS Moffett Field, California 3/69-5/72
NAMTRAGRU NAS Memphis, Tennessee 10/76-11/79
AVCM USN (Ret)
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager
Rick Keller served as 3P on Crew 3 in 1983/84. In 1985 he worked in AW Training and flew on Crew 3.
Richard F. Keller, age 55, of New Paltz, NY, died Saturday, August 10, 2013.
Richard was born on May 15, 1958, in Queens, NY. Richard was the son of the late Richard J. and the late Mary (McElroy) Keller.
At the time of his death, Richard was employed as an airline pilot for American Airlines.
“Our father was a wonderful man who loved each of us immensely and unconditionally. He was an amazing Dad and friend who left us too soon. We will miss him tremendously.”
Surviving are a daughter & son-in-law, Kristen & Ryan Auchmoody of Ulster Park, NY and two sons, Eric Keller of Fort Walton Beach, FL, and Adam Keller of Pleasant Valley, NY.
Friends and relatives may call on Thursday, August 15, 2013, from 4pm to 7pm at Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY. The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2013, at 10:00 am, at the gravesite, at the New Paltz Rural Cemetery, 81 Plains Road, New Paltz, NY 12561.
AVCM USN (Ret)
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager
Another VP-4 vet has passed away. Roger Lammers passed away February 15, 2016. His wife, Christine, passed away December 25, 2017.
Roger served as Crew 8 Navigator in 1971, Crew 8 3P in 1972 and as the Assistant Admin Officer in 1974.
December 07, 1946 ~ February 15, 2016
Roger Anthony Lammers was born in Findlay, Ohio on December 7th, 1946 as the first of five children to Robert Sylvester Lammers & Nora Stella Yates Lammers. Raised in Northern Ohio, Roger was a standout student & athlete earning the Northern Ohio “Football Player of the Year” in 1964. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1968 with a major in Electrical Engineering. After graduation, Roger assisted in coaching football and recruiting players for the Naval Academy. He then trained as a pilot in Pensacola, Florida. He flew P3 Orions during three Vietnam War tours. He later received an MBA from Wharton.
Roger and Christine “Tina” Alexandra Winiarz Lammers met at a party in Washington, D.C. while Roger was at the Naval Academy. When Roger was away for Pilot Training in Pensacola, Tina came for a visit. He handed her his laundry bag full of dirty laundry and told her there was something in there for her. She discovered a big, sparkling engagement ring and couldn’t possibly say “no”. They were married on Labor Day in 1969 at a beautiful campus chapel in Annapolis. Roger shared Tina’s father’s love for history and the two of them enjoyed many lively conversations. Roger and Tina were married 47 years and raised three wonderful children. Andy, Becky, and Natalie have brought them much happiness and are a source of great pride. Roger leaves behind their three lovely and bright granddaughters, Megan, Aubrey, and Ella, who have proven to share his love of learning and athleticism.
Roger’s career was in Industry & Consulting where he led a group to the acquisition of existing companies for 10 years. More recently, he has been an independent consulting & investor.
You cannot describe Roger Lammers without using the word “optimist”. He had a great vision for the business and couldn’t resist pepping his conversations with words “millions and billions”. Coming up with ways to grow a business came as a natural to him as living and breathing.
Roger was always interested in people and made a point of asking them how their life was going. “How are you doing?” “How are your kids?” “How is the job going?” Roger always took time to listen and offer encouragement.
We will all miss this joyful, larger-than-life man who left us far too soon. Rest in peace, Roger.
AVCM USN (Ret)
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager
This sad news was received by Pete Bernardin, VP-4 55-58, who passed it to Bob Davis, VP-4 62-63, of the P2V Officers group. Bob forwarded it to me so I could send it to others who may have known Ted Santuae. A quick research found that Ted became a pilot through the NAVCAD program and he served in VP-4 as an Ensign and LTJG.
Yesterday, I got a call from Ted’s daughter Ann Marie, advising me that Ted passed away on Monday. Not entirely unexpected; he has been dealing with a number of serious health issues these past few years. Nonetheless, a very sad piece of news….he was 88.
The details of his memorial follow:
3395 Penrose Place
Funeral Service 10AM
St. Martin Catholic Church
330 Table Mesa Dr.
Boulder CO 80305
Fort Logan National Cemetery
4400 West Kenyon Ave
Denver CO 80236
The Bernardins will send flowers from “His Old Shipmates at Patrol Squadron Four (VP 4) USN”.
Sorry to be the bearer of such sad tidings…..very best, Pete and Barbara Bernardin.
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager
Robert E. Morrow VP-4 1956 – 1957
Beloved husband for 59 years of Norma (Hunter) Morrow; father of Kimberly (Thomas) Dering and Robert E. (Sonja) Morrow, Jr.; grandfather of Christopher (Rachel), Shannon, Kara Dering, Casey and John Morrow; brother of John W. (Jace) Morrow, Sr., the late Hazel Karwoski and Velois Lemmon.
Robert was born and raised in Kittanning, PA, a graduate of Kittanning High School, and Cambria-Rowe Business College of Johnstown, PA. He served in the US Navy as an Aviation Ordnanceman where he was a Flight Crewman in a Blimp training squadron in Brunswick, GA and also served as a Flight Crewman in Patrol Squadron VP-4 in Okinawa. He worked for United States Steel Corporation, USS Chemical, and Aristech Chemical Corporation for over 35 years until his retirement in 1998. He was a member of the North Hills Community Baptist Church. Robert enjoyed fishing and was an avid reader but mostly loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, brother, and sister.
No Viewing. Friends invited to memorial service in North Hills Community Baptist Church, 7801 Thompson Run Road, Pittsburgh 15237 on August 25, 2018, at 2 p.m. Arrangements by Schellhaas Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. (West View).
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
CDR Corwin A. Olds USN (Ret) VP-4 1958 – 1960
Corwin Anson Olds, M.D., Commander USN Ret., 92, husband of Patricia Allen Olds, died on Monday, June 25, 2018, at the Sussman House in Rockport. A complete obituary will be published later. A memorial service will be held at 1 PM, Friday, July 6, 2018, at the First Congregational Church, UCC, 55 Elm Street, Camden, with the Rev. Dr. Deb Jenks officiating. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.
In 1958 LCDR Olds served as Gunnery Officer in VP-4. Later he served as the ASW Officer and PPC of Crew 3
CAPT William Jerry Fogle USN (Ret) who served as a TACCO in VP-4 from 1962 to 1965.
Capt. William Jerry Fogle, U.S. Navy (Ret.) was born October 12, 1936, in Aurora, Missouri. He was the son of Arthur A. and Marjorie Fogle. As he frequently told people, he proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy for 31 years, 8 months and 4 days, and retired as a Captain on March 31, 1989. He Jerry served on the USS Kitty Hawk, USS Coral Sea, and defended our country in Vietnam, where he received numerous medals, including a Bronze Star with Combat V and a Purple Heart. During his career, he was stationed in many places throughout the world, including Okinawa, Hawaii, Iceland, and England. He retired in Portland, Tennessee, and was very active as a community volunteer, and worked with the youth athletic soccer network as a referee for many years. He loved living in Portland and enjoyed his wide many friends in the community.
Jerry is survived by his five sons: Barry Fogle, (and his wife Angie) of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Brett Fogle (and his wife Debbie) of White House, Tennessee, Eric Fogle of Nashville, Tennessee, Sgt. Lance Fogle (and his wife Sara), currently stationed in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, and LCDR Corey Fogle, USN, (and his wife Katie), currently stationed in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He also is survived by 8 eight grandchildren: Drew, Kara, Niki, Brock, Logan, Bella, Ryder and McClane. He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon many years ago and, more recently, by his wife Maureen.
The family would like to thank the staff at NHC Place, Sumner in Gallatin, Tennessee, who took such wonderful care of Jerry in his final days.
Visitation will be at Austin and Bell Funeral Funeral Home in Hendersonville, Tennessee, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, He will receive a Full Honors Military Funeral at the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, located at 7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville, TN, at 1 p.m. on July 31.
You may view the obituary or offer your Condolences online at www.austinandbell.com. The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN. 615-822-4442.
Samuel Bruce Walker was born on December 15, 1930, in the town of Andrews, Cherokee County, North Carolina. He was the oldest child of Gerald Benjamin Walker and Margaret Everett Walker, and brother to William Hudson Walker (b. 1933), and Kathryn Louise Walker Scott (b. 1935, d. 1969). He was raised in the Presbyterian Church.
By the time he was five, Sam had decided he wanted to be a minister on Sundays who ran a filling station and garage during the week. Then one day he saw a large, single-engine biplane pass overhead carrying airmail, and the ministry gave way to the flying bug. While building stick-and-tissue flying models, Sam decided at a young age the only way he was going to be able to fly was to join the service, preferably the Navy. At some point, Sam built a crystal set radio which added an interest in electronics to his fascination with aviation.
The family moved to Savannah, Georgia for better work opportunities for Sam’s father, and it was in Savannah that Sam attended elementary through high school, graduating from Savannah High in 1947. It was also in Savannah where Phyllis Epperson, then 14 and visiting family in Savannah, first saw her future husband, then age 16, emerging from a chicken coop after cleaning it.
Sam applied for appointment to the US Naval Academy and was chosen as an alternate. At seventeen, not convinced an appointment would come through, his parents signed for him to enlist. Sam used to tell of getting on the train in Savannah that winter, wearing a light coat that that was fine for Georgia weather, and his shock at getting off the train in an Illinois winter for the last part of his trip to Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Depending on when he told the story, the snow was anywhere from ankle deep to knee deep.
While at Great Lakes, Sam received his appointment and proceeded to Annapolis by way of the Naval Academy Preparatory School at Bainbridge, Maryland. He graduated in the Class of 1952. Sam and Phyllis dated throughout his four years at the Naval Academy, marrying in 1953. USS Coral Sea, Pensacola, Jacksonville (VP-5), Monterey (Naval Postgraduate School), Washington DC, North Island, Okinawa (VP-4), North Island again, Annapolis, Norfolk, and Philadelphia. It was a Navy life. Sam and Phyllis’ son, Scott, was born in 1955, in Jacksonville. Sam’s favorite duty station was Annapolis, where he taught classes and coached the Shields sailing team.
After twenty-two years in the Navy, he retired with the rank of Commander in 1974, and Sam and Phyllis returned to Coronado. Out of the Navy, Sam worked in the computer industry at SAIC and Cubic Corporation. He became a long-time member of the Optimist Club of Coronado and volunteered as a tax preparer on Coronado and at Naval Base San Diego. Sam retired from Cubic in 1995 and he and Phyllis took the opportunity to travel to Hawaii, Alaska, the American Southwest and Pacific Northwest. Sam’s love of airplanes took them to the EAA airshow in Oshkosh several times. In 2000, their son Scott married Nancy Freeman, and in 2005 Sam and Phyllis’ granddaughter Cecelia was born. Phyllis Walker passed away in 2013, and in 2015 Sam moved from Coronado to Evanston, Illinois to be closer to his Son’s family. Sam died on March 31, 2018, after a long illness.
Sam’s family will remember him for his wide-ranging interests, voracious reading, and a rye sense of humor. He is survived by his brother Bill, son Scott, daughter-in-law Nancy, and granddaughter Cecelia. Donations in Sam’s name may be made to Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society through their website.
Visitation was at Greenwood Memorial Park & Mortuary, 4300 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113 on April 12, 2018, and the funeral service was at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive San Diego, CA 92122 on April 13, 2018.
|No||Name||Rank||Photos on Page(s)||Position|
|1||Bryan, Timothy R.||CDR||2||C.O. 9 May 1987 – 18 May 1988|
|2||Schmidt, Charles R.||CDR||4||X.O. C.O. 18 May 1988 – 27 Apr 1989|
|1||Acalin, Steven||LT||16, 41||Crew 4 PPC/MC SAFETY/NATOPS|
|2||All, William||LT||14, 35, 40||Crew 3 PPC/MC Admin Legal|
|3||Avila, Mark||LT||28||Crew 10 PPC|
|5||Bolen, Keith||LTJG||30, 33, 40||Crew 11 NC Duty Office Training|
|6||Brobst, Ted||LTJG||14, 43||Crew 3 PPC OPS/SCHEDS|
|7||Brueck, David||LCDR||26||Crew 9 TC/MC|
|8||Caldwell, Robert||LTJG||52||Quality Assurance|
|9||Cole, Jeffrey||LTJG||24, 45||Crew 8 NC NAV|
|10||Corrigan, Dennis||LCDR||22, 34||Crew 7 PPC/MC Admin|
|11||Crabtree, Gregory||LT||24, 46||Crew 8 TC/MC AW’s|
|12||Currie,Iain||LT||12, 36||Crew 2 PPC/MC Personnel|
|13||Denham, Tom||LCDR||28||Crew 10 PPC/MC|
|14||Dillenbeck||LT||28||Crew 10 PPC|
|15||Donevant, Carlyle||LTJG||28, 41||Crew 10 NP SAFETY/NATOPS|
|16||Donoher, Paul||LT||26||Crew 9 PPC/MC|
|17||Dukes, Curtis||LT||10, 34, 40||Crew 1 PPC Admin Legal|
|18||Dyer, Daniel||LTJG||20||Crew 6 NC|
|19||Eguchi, David||LT||30, 43||Crew 11 TC OPS/SCHEDS|
|20||Evans, Kenneth||LT||22, 37||Crew 7 2P Human Services|
|21||Fink||LCDR||14, 43||Crew 3 TC/MC OPS/SCHEDS|
|22||Foldy, Mark||LTJG||12, 44||Crew 2 NC TACTICS|
|23||Fox, Sheila||LT||50||Maintenance Admin|
|24||Glaeser, Karl||LTJG||12, 37, 95||Crew 2 TC Public Affairs|
|25||Goodwin, Joseph||LT||10||Crew 1 PPC/MC|
|26||Goodwin, Raymond||LTJG||10||Crew 1 3P|
|27||Grace, Alan||LT||30, 40||Crew 11 PPC/MC Training|
|28||Hugh, Ernest||LTJG||16, 22, 45||Crew 4 Crew 7 NC COMM/CMS|
|29||Humble, Jeffrey||LT||22, 26, 45||Crew 7 Crew 9 PPC/MC COMM/CMS|
|30||Johnson||LT||24||Crew 8 TC/MC|
|31||Keating, Michael||LT||28, 44||Crew 10 TC/MC TACTICS|
|32||Keilty, Kevin||LT||26, 51, 53||Crew 9 PPC Maintenance Training Line|
|33||Kuenhle, Donald||LCDR||20, 50||Crew 6 PPC/MC Maintenance Admin|
|34||Laning, James||LTJG||28, 38||Crew 10 NC PRT/REC|
|35||Lauer, Michael||LT||20, 40, 44||Crew 6 TC/MC Training TACTICS|
|36||Lawler, Gregory||LT||26, 51||Crew 9 TC/MC Maintenance Training|
|37||Lopez, Pete||LTJG||10, 54||Crew1 NC Phase/Corrosion|
|38||Luhrman||LCDR||16||Crew 4 TC/MC|
|39||Makovitch, Victor||LT||14||Crew 3 TC/MC|
|40||McMaken, Glen||LT||28, 45||Crew 10 TC/MC SMO|
|41||Merriman, Richard||LTJG||16, 38||Crew 4 3P Sponsor Officer|
|42||Moore, Beth Ann||LT||44||AIO|
|43||Mullins, Paul||LTJG||18, 45||Crew 5 NC NAV|
|44||Murray, K.P.||LT||50||Maintenance Admin|
|45||Newnham, Joe||LTJG||26, 51||Crew 9 PPC Maintenance Training|
|46||Nichols, Jeffrey||LT||18, 41||Crew 5 TC/MC SAFETY/NATOPS|
|47||Oakes, Michael||LT||30||Crew 11 PPC|
|48||Olson, Eric||LTJG||22||Crew 7 NC|
|49||Ortiz||LT||16||Crew 4 TC|
|50||Osborn, Brian||LTJG||18||Crew 5 3P|
|52||Perry, Douglas||LTJG||24||Crew 8 3P|
|53||Pierce, Randall||LT||12||Crew 2 PPC|
|54||Platamone, Stephen||LT||24, 52||Crew 8 PPC/MC Quality Assurance|
|55||Pytel, Dennis||LTJG||26, 40||Crew 9 NC Training|
|56||Reid, Randall||LTJG||20||Crew 6 3P|
|57||Rieck, Dan||LTJG||20, 56||Crew 6 NP Power Plants|
|58||Rogers, Michael||LT||22||Crew 7 TC/MC|
|59||Roof, Robert||LTJG||14, 43||Crew 3 NC OPS/SCHEDS|
|60||Sanderson, Alfred||LT||10, 43, 44||Crew1 TC OPS/SCHEDS TACTICS|
|61||Schulte, Steven||LT||18, 41||Crew 5 PPC/MC SAFETY/NATOPS|
|62||Tappan, William||LTJG||14, 59||Crew 3 3P 1st LT|
|63||Tarquinio, Thomas||LT||20, 51||Crew 6 PPC/MC Maintenance Training|
|64||Tatomer, William||LTJG||30||Crew 11 3P|
|65||Thackaberry, Brian||LTJG||22||Crew 7 3P|
|66||Waldrip, Randall||LCDR||18, 41||Crew 5 PPC/MC SAFETY/NATOPS|
|67||Wagner, Wayne||LCDR||10, 44||Crew1 TC/MC TACTICS|
|68||Wolf, John||LTJG||16||Crew 4 PPC|
|69||Yates, John||LCDR||24, 37||Crew 8 PPC/MC Human Services|
|70||Young, Gregory||LCDR||16, 35||Crew 4 TC Admin|
|71||Zumstein, Edward||LCDR||13, 40||Crew 2 PPC/MC Training|
|1||Amerman, James||AWC||12, 44||Crew 2 SS2 TACTICS|
|2||Best, John||ADC||26, 53||Crew 9 FE Line|
|3||Bomberger, Gary||AMHC||49||Maintenance Control|
|5||Cheyney, David||ADC||49||Maintenance Control|
|7||Givens, Sammie||ADC||49||Maintenance Control|
|8||Groves, Janet||AECS||52||Quality Assurance|
|9||Harnish, James||ADCS||16, 51||Crew 4 FE|
|10||Haynes, Burl||AMCS||10, 47||Crew1 FE FE’s Maintenance Training|
|11||Hough, Gilbert||PCCM||6||Command Master Chief|
|12||Lauser, Paul||AFCM||26, 47, 49||Crew 9 FE FE’s Maintenance Control|
|13||Mossor, Howard||AMSC||49||Maintenance Control|
|14||Murdoch, Lynn||AMCS||37||Human Services|
|15||Perrett, Robert||AWC||26, 46||Crew 9 SS1 AW’s|
|16||Russell, Arthur||AWC||14, 46||Crew 3 SS2 AW’s|
|19||Smith, Paula||YNC||34, 35||Admin|
|20||Spencer, Standlee||ATC||51||Maintenance Training|
|1||Agnew, John||AO2||30||Crew 11 ORD|
|5||Arbelo, Antonio||AO2||59||1st LT|
|7||Armstrong, Dennis||AZ2||49||Maintenance Control|
|9||Atkinson, Patrick||AT1||24||Crew 8 IFT|
|10||Baldado, Bimanthony||AN||63||Tool Room|
|11||Baldwin, Anthony||YN2||34, 35||Admin|
|12||Barkow, Raymond||AWAN||10, 46||Crew1 SS2 AW’s|
|15||Beatty, Russell||AD1||28, 47||Crew 10 FE FE’s|
|16||Berry, Elisa||AME3||59||1st LT|
|17||Bigham||AW2||28||Crew 10 SS3|
|18||Bitzelberger, Michael||AW2||14, 46||Crew 3 SS3 AW’s|
|19||Bodnar, Dennis||AWAN||30, 46||Crew 11 SS2 AW’s|
|25||Brandau, Dennis||AW3||20, 46||Crew 6 SS2 AW’s|
|26||Brazell, Marilyn||AD1||56||Power Plants|
|27||Breha, George||AMS2||12||Crew 2 FE|
|28||Briggs, Robert||AO2||12, 64||Crew 2 ORD Ordnance|
|31||Browm, Charles||NC1||38||Career Counselor|
|32||Bromn, Michael||AZ2||52||Quality Assurance|
|33||Brunner, John||AW3||12, 46||Crew 2 SS3 AW’s|
|34||Buchanan. Charles||AW1||26, 44, 46||Crew 9 SS3 TACTICS AW’s|
|38||Bush, Gary||MSSN||59||1st LT|
|41||Campbell, Daniel||AW1||18. 43||Crew 5 SS2 OPS/SCHEDS|
|42||Cappella, William||AD2||56||Power Plants|
|46||Cavanaugh, Scott||AW2||12, 43||Crew 2 SS1 OPS/SCHEDS|
|51||Chiado, Rocco||AO3||22, 64||Crew 7 ORD Ordnance|
|52||Clark, Bryan||AW2||18, 40, 46||Crew 5 SS1 Training AW’s|
|54||Coffee, Paul||AOAN||28, 64||Crew 10 ORD Ordnance|
|56||Cook, Robert||AT1||10||Crew1 IFT|
|57||Corson, Benjamin||AT1||52||Quality Assurance|
|58||Craig, John||AOAN||18, 64||Crew 5 ORD Ordnance|
|59||Crook, Thomas||AE1||14||Crew 3 FE|
|61||Cusher, Jon||AWAN||22, 46||Crew 7 SS2 AW’s|
|69||Diorio, Hoseph||MS1||59||1st LT|
|72||Duncan, David||AD1||22, 47||Crew 7 FE FE’s|
|73||Durante, Kenneth||AWAN||18, 46||Crew 5 SS2 AW’s|
|74||Eatmon-Ponciano, Lita||AO2||59||1st LT|
|77||Farnick, William||AOAN||26, 64||Crew 9 ORD Ordnance|
|78||Feldman, Kenneth||AWAN||16||Crew 4 SS2|
|81||Flinn, Brian||AO2||10, 41||Crew1 ORD SAFETY/NATOPS|
|82||Foxx, Tsresha||AZ3||50||Maintenance Admin|
|85||Gari, Gilbert||AN||33||Duty Office|
|86||Garrison, Sondra||MS2||59||1st LT|
|87||Gascon, Richard||AD1||56||Power Plants|
|88||Gaydos, William||AW3||28||Crew 10 SS2|
|89||Gonsalves, Anthony||AO2||16||Crew 4 ORD|
|94||Grayum, Ronald||AW1||28, 46||Crew 10 SS1 AW’s|
|97||Grizzard, Monica||PC3||59||1st LT|
|99||Haleamau, Karl||AO3||24, 64||Crew 8 ORD Ordnance|
|103||Heath, Cecil||AD1||20, 47||Crew 6 FE FE’s|
|107||Hicks, Michael||AN||33||Duty Office|
|108||Hogan, Shaun||AO2||20, 64||Crew 6 ORD Ordnance|
|110||Homier, David||AW2||16, 41, 46||SS3 Crew 4 SAFETY/NATOPS AW’s|
|111||Horst, James||PH1||33, 37, 44, 95||Duty Office Public Affairs AIO|
|112||Hoyer, Melinda||AZ2||49||Maintenance Control|
|113||Hudson, Rock||AT3||IFT||Crew 3|
|116||Jackson, Duane||AE1||52||Quality Assurance|
|121||Jewell, Kevin||AW3||20||Crew 6 SS3|
|122||Johnson, George||AN||63||Tool Room|
|123||Johnson, Richard||AW3||24, 46||Crew 8 SS2 AW’s|
|127||Jordan, Redric||AWAN||16, 46||Crew 4 SS3 AW’s|
|129||Kieffer, Michael||AW2||22, 43, 46||Crew 7 SS3 OPS/SCHEDS AW’s|
|131||Kirchoff, Christopher||AW3||16||Crew 4 SS2|
|132||Kish, Kevin||AD1||30||Crew 11 FE|
|133||Kissel, Michael||AMH2||14, 47||Crew 3 FE FE’s|
|134||Laguitan, Sunity||AS1||53, 63||Line Tool Room|
|135||Lambdin||AT2||22, 41||Crew 7 IFT SAFETY/NATOPS|
|136||Lamothe, Eric||AD1||56||Power Plants|
|137||Lance, Lester||AWAN||12, 46||Crew 2 SS2 AW’s|
|139||Laslo, Keith||AT3||30||Crew 11 IFT|
|140||Lawrence, Daniel||AW3||30||Crew 11 SS3|
|142||Lee, Creva||AZ1||50||Maintenance Admin|
|143||Lee, Thomas||AD2||56||Power Plants|
|147||Lewis, Roy||AW2||10, 43, 46||Crew1 SS3 OPS/SCHEDS AW’s|
|151||Magtanong, Rodrigo||AD1||52||Quality Assurance|
|152||Maham, Russell||PR1||41, 45||SAFETY/NATOPS COMM/CMS|
|155||Mariage, James||AWAN||18, 46||Crew 5 SS3 AW’s|
|157||Martinez, Carlos||MS2||59||1st LT|
|159||Marty, Bradley||AWAN||10, 46||Crew1 SS2 AW’s|
|160||Masecar, Brent||AW2||22||Crew 7 SS3|
|162||McGill, Charles||AW1||24, 46||Crew 8 SS1 AW’s|
|167||Meraglio, Robert||AW2||30, 46||Crew 11 SS1 AW’s|
|171||Moore, Jerry||AX2||26, 62||Crew 9 IFT AT’s|
|172||Moore, William||AWAN||26, 46||Crew 9 SS2 AW’s|
|177||Nagel, Stephen||AD3||53, 54||Line Phase/Corrosion|
|178||Nast, Bruce||AME1||20, 41,47||Crew 6 FE SAFETY/NATOPS FE’s|
|179||Nendze, Joseph||AN||59||1st LT|
|182||Newton, Kennetk||AW1||16, 41||Crew 4 SS1 SAFETY/NATOPS|
|187||Oldenberg, Rodney||AD1||22, 52||Crew 7 FE Quality Assurance|
|188||Olson, Gary||AW1||10, 46||Crew1 SS1 AW’s|
|192||Padilla, Jose||AN||59||1st LT|
|195||Penfold, David||AW3||26||Crew 9 SS2|
|196||Peralta, Raleigh||AD3||56||Power Plants|
|197||Perez, Benito||AE1||10, 47, 62||Crew1 FE FE’s AE’s|
|199||Pineda, Michael||AD1||30, 47||Crew 11 FE FE’s|
|202||Price, James||ADAN||63||Tool Room|
|203||Prince, Robert||AWAN||28, 46||Crew 10 SS3 AW’s|
|205||Radomski, Craig||AX2||12||Crew 2 IFT|
|206||Rawley, Juanita||AD2||56||Power Plants|
|209||Reimer, Dennis||AT3||28||Crew 10 IFT|
|210||Reyes, Noemi||MS2||59||1st LT|
|212||Rice, Ronald||AW2||18, 43, 46||Crew 5 SS3 OPS/SCHEDS AW’s|
|213||Richardson, Michael||AD2||56||Power Plants|
|216||Rooney, Jon||AX2||16||Crew 4 IFT|
|217||Ross, John||AZ1||52||Quality Assurance|
|223||Schoellkopf, Steven||AME2||28, 47||Crew 10 FE FE’s|
|224||Schultz, Brian||AN||59||1st LT|
|225||Schultz, Rickt||AW2||14, 46||Crew 3 SS1 AW’s|
|226||Schultz, Robert||YNSN||34, 45||Admin COMM/CMS|
|227||Schumm, Robert||AT2||18||Crew 5 IFT|
|228||Scott||AMS1||18||Crew 5 FE|
|229||Scott, Harvey||AW1||24, 46||Crew 8 SS3 AW’s|
|233||Smith, Joel||AT2||20||Crew 6 IFT|
|234||Smith, Wayne||ADAN||56||Power Plants|
|235||South||AW3||28, 46||Crew 10 SS2 AW’s|
|236||Stringer, Timothy||AE1||12||Crew 2 FE|
|237||Struckman, Michael||AW2||22, 44, 46||Crew 7 SS1 TACTICS AW’s|
|238||Swaby, Maurice||AD3||56||Power Plants|
|242||Taylor, Robert||AMH1||24, 47||Crew 8 FE FE’s|
|245||Tilliach, Thomas||AO1||14, 64||Crew 3 ORD Ordnance|
|246||Tillman, Terry||AE1||18, 40, 47||Crew 5 FE Training FE’s|
|247||Tilson, Daniel||AE1||16, 47||Crew 4 FE FE’s|
|251||Van Redden, Erskin||AT2|
|256||Walker, Cheryl||AN||49||Maintenance Control|
|258||Walsh, Edward||AD2||24, 47||Crew 8 FE FE’s|
|262||Weidman, Randall||PH2||33, 44||Duty Office AIO|
|263||West, Floyd||AZ1||49||Maintenance Control|
|268||Williams, Frederick||AW2||20, 46||Crew 6 SS1 AW’s|
|269||Williams, Linda||AMS1||52||Quality Assurance|
|271||Wunder, Keith||AWAN||14, 46||Crew 3 SS2 AW’s|
|272||Wyman, Jeffrey||AO3||53, 64||Line Ordnance|
|274||Zettek, James||AMH2||18, 47||Crew 5 FE FE’s|
|276||Zorn, Francis||AW3||14, 46||Crew 3 SS3 AW’s|
My wife & I had a great time at the reunion dinner Saturday night. If you enjoyed our photo booth and would not mind sharing your experience with others, please give us a Google review.
I address you on behalf of the VP-4 Association Board of Directors in regards to the 2017 Association reunion in Washington DC. In planning and preparation for this reunion, we used historical attendance from previous events results from the July 2016 survey, as well as communicating directly with the Board.
We are reaching a critical juncture at this point, not only in the success of this years reunion, but any future reunions, as the smaller number of attendees, will be making decisions for future reunions, and the attendance, as it stands now, will have a great impact on future events. Because of our small committed response, there will be a serious impact on the treasury. Please see if it is not too late for you to include us in your plans. This is where our next and future reunions will be planned/determined.
If you are not registered on the reunion website at https://www.afr-reg.com/VP-42017/ please register soon. For those of you that have registered, I look forward to seeing you in August.
Michael B. Adams
Chair, VP-4 Association Board of Directors
KALAELOA (HawaiiNewsNow) –
After more than 50 years in Hawaii, a fleet of planes that were once considered workhorses for naval surveillance operations will soon be flown for the final time over the islands.
Starting in 1964, dozens of P-3 Orion aircraft were stationed across Oahu, first at Barbers Point and then at the Kaneohe Marine base.
“It did a number of missions,” said retired Navy flight engineer Doug Gillette. “From anti-submarine warfare, shipping surveillance, sea and air rescue, VIP runs.”
In addition to its surveillance duties, the aircraft also carried weapons. Gillette, for example, spent 24 years flying on the [turboprop] planes, including combat missions over Vietnam and in the first Gulf War.
During the Cold War, P-3’s scoured the oceans for Soviet subs.
“Besides the submarines out of Pearl Harbor and destroyers looking for them, P-3 Orion guys were out there looking for them as well,” said Brad Sekigawa, a historian at the Naval Air Museum Barbers Point.
Despite their storied history, the Navy says it is phasing out Orions for a more modern jet aircraft.
“Parts will be sold to foreign nations that still operate the P-3, and the rest will probably be mothballed and then probably later scrapped,” Sekigawa said.
At their peak, there were about 50 P-3’s stationed in Hawaii. A year ago, 1,000 personnel were attached to Hawaii’s remaining three P-3 squadrons.
The last squadron leaves Thursday[2 Mar 2017], taking 300 sailors and the final four Orion aircraft with it.
“It is sad because when you talk about availability and what it can do, it’s a great airplane,” Gillette said.
“It did its job very well,” Sekigawa added.
After the Navy’s P-3 Orions leave Hawaii for the last time you’ll still be able to see the planes. Two decommissioned P-3s are already on display at Barber’s Point Naval Air museum.
To view more photos of the P-3 Orion fleet on your mobile device, click here.
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Leland Randall Glasscock of Mountain View, Missouri was born November 28, 1962 in Catania, Italy and went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at his home in Mountain View. He was the son of Leland Rosco and Ruby Christine (Mullenax) Glasscock, who precede him in death.
He was united in marriage to Thresa Ann Moores on May 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Two children were born to this union, Leland Andrew and Christine Lynn.
He is survived by his wife, Thresa Ann; one son, Leland Andrew Glasscock and wife, Chelsea, of Mountain View; one daughter, Christine Lynn Kimbrough and husband, Cody, of Birch Tree, Missouri; one brother, Steve Glasscock of Washington; and one grandson, Remington Duke Kimbrough, on the way.
Leland grew up in Alabama, where he entered service in the U.S. Navy in 1982. After serving his country for five years, he was honorably discharged having received the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with two Bronze Stars.
Leland was a Boy Scout Leader for his son’s troop and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #637. He was currently the manager of RNR Tire Express in West Plains, Missouri. He loved just about anything that had to do with the outdoors including golfing, camping, and woodworking.
A visitation will be held on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Masonic funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be made Masonic Lodge #637. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.
Emmette Ray Zimmerman, Jr. (Zeke), age 73, passed away November 11, 2016. He was born on July 2, 1943 to Emmette R. Zimmerman Sr. and Mary B. Zimmerman in Salisbury, NC. He was raised in North Carolina. He graduated from James A. Gray High School in 1960. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1960-1987. He was ranked as an E7, received the National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Vietnam Service Medal.
He was married to his wife of 35 years on April 25, 1981. He enjoyed participation in good times and fishing.
Emmette Ray Zimmerman, Jr. is preceded in death by: his father, Emmette Ray Zimmerman, Sr.; mother, Mary Mina Zimmerman; sister, Judy Z. Byerly. He is survived by: his wife, Felicitas Frago Zimmerman; siblings, Brenda Z. Leonard, Sherry Zimmerman, Debbie Z. Tant, Ronald Zimmerman and Benny Zimmerman; grandchildren, Jacqueline, Alexandra and Scott. He is also survived by his pets Keisha and Nache Zimmerman.
Visitation will be held from 6:00-9:00PM, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:30AM, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Coastal Bend Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Washington – The first wave of “Skinny” Dragons from Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 returned home Thursday, Sept. 1 from a demanding, yet highly successful trisite deployment.
For the first time since 1964, that return home was not made to Hawaii, but instead to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island.
In the midst of deployment, the Skinny Dragons executed a permanent duty station change (PDSC) from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii to Whidbey Island, Wash., with many families moving in advance of the squadron’s return. Despite the challenges that come with executing a move, VP-4 personnel committed each day to ensuring that their last P-3C Orion deployment was a resounding success.
The VP-4 “P-3 Sundown” or “Aloha Deployment” as it became known, involved the Skinny Dragons operating out of 12 different countries in three vastly diverse areas of responsibility (AORs). In fact, on June 13 VP-4 launched six P-3C aircraft from five different detachment sites to six different missions within 24 hours.
According to Cmdr. Christopher Smith, VP-4’s commanding officer, the commitment from aircrew, maintenance and support personnel were astounding throughout the entire deployment.
“The Skinny Dragons are finishing a very successful deployment that saw us deployed to several locations around the world. This deployment was a significant milestone for our squadron as 2016 marks 50 years of flying the P-3C Orion for Patrol Squadron 4,” remarked Smith. “This summer was a great opportunity to honor the fine heritage of our squadron and the history of the mighty P-3C Orion.”
Those already in Whidbey Island eagerly await the arrival of the rest of their squadron who will trickle home in waves over the next two weeks.
Smith commented that it is certainly bittersweet to leave the island paradise of Oahu, but the Skinny Dragons are excited for the move to the Pacific Northwest and are enthusiastic to join Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CPRW) 10. In addition, he added that the local community and sponsors from CPRW- 10 have been instrumental and the PDSC undoubtedly would not have been possible without their help.
“VP-4 is extremely excited to join the Whidbey Team and we have been welcomed with open arms at every step of our transition,” expressed Smith. “The local community, on and off base, has been aware of our arrival for over a year and has continuously worked to make our transition a seamless one. I am overwhelmed with the support we have been given and I am very grateful.”
The next step for VP-4 is a transition from the P-3C Orion to the P-8A Poseidon. As the first of the three Hawaii-based Orion squadrons to transition, VP-4 is focused on a successful integration into CPRW-10 and continues their standard of excellence in maritime aviation throughout the transition.
The Skinny Dragons will begin the first portion of P-8A training in October with the “Pro’s Nest” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 30, the U.S. Navy’s Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS), who will provide a detachment of personnel to NAS Whidbey Island. After the New Year, VP-4 personnel will travel to the FRS in Jacksonville, Florida to complete the rest of their training.
Thankful for the support of CPRW-10 and the Whidbey Island community, VP-4 looks forward to bringing the Aloha spirit to the Pacific Northwest and their next chapter in maritime aviation.
By LTJG Matthew Johnston, VP-4 Public Affairs
Original article with images is located here: http://www.maritimepatrolassociation.org/documents/newsletter/2016/MPA_Newsletter_2016_4.pdf
As you may be aware the SECNAV has ordered the removal of all of then 91 enlisted ratings titles. This means that sailors will no longer be identified by their job title, say, Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Joe Sailor, effective immediately. Instead, that would be Petty Officer 1st Class Joe Sailor.
Sailors past and present have longstanding and deep love of the titles that have defined their Navy lives. All of these now belong to the history books, but you can do something to help possibly change that.
Follow this link to sign a White House petition that asks the President to restore or at least comment on this horrible plan: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/restore-traditional-navy-rating-specialty-titles-disestablished-9292016
Please share this with every sailor you know and help push the petition 100,000 votes before October 31st 2016.
Links to articles about the new rule from SECNAV:
And finally I think personally think this plan would have been much better in the long run: https://www.navytimes.com/articles/the-navy-had-a-plan-to-change-rating-titles-heres-what-might-have-been
Thanks for taking the time to read this, share this, and for signing the petition.
Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class Chad Derrington
Donald Carl Hoosier, 71, passed away April 24, 2016, in San Jose, California. Don was born in Ohio and went to first and second grades in Sterling, moving to Tucson, Arizona, where he was raised. After high school graduation the family moved back to Ohio. Shortly afterward he enlisted in the Navy to pursue his interest in technology.
A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, Don retired as a master chief petty officer after proudly serving twenty-two years. His Navy career took him around the world, including the Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Diego Garcia, Adak, Alaska and Hawaii. In his civilian life he was a systems engineer, avid gardener, 10k race runner, indoor arena football fan (San Jose Sabercats), and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Surviving are daughters, Donnalyn (Craig) Zarzeczny and two grandchildren, and Jessica Hoosier, of San Jose, California; his mother, Ruth Hoosier of Sterling; a brother, Tom (Kathy) Hoosier of Anchorage, Alaska; and his former spouse, Linda Hoosier of San Jose, California.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Hoosier.
Private burial service will be in San Joaquin National Cemetery.
Published in the Daily Record.