Passing of VP-4 Vet AVCM Carl L. Barber III USN (Ret) VP-4 1966 – 1969

Ray Frazer, VP-4 66-69, passed me this sad news.

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.

VAHM-13/VP-24 8/57-9/60
VW-15/VW-13 1/61-7/62
NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee 3/63-3/66
VP-4 8/66-2/69
NAMTD12 NAS Moffett Field, California 3/69-5/72
CPWP 5/72-10/76
NAMTRAGRU NAS Memphis, Tennessee 10/76-11/79


Larry Hames
AVCM USN (Ret)
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager

Passing of VP-4 Vet LT Richard F. Keller VP-4 1982 – 1985

LT Richard F. Keller VP-4 1982 – 1985

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.


Larry Hames
AVCM USN (Ret)
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager

Passing of VP-4 Veteran LCDR Roger A. Lammers VP-4 1971 – 1974

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.


Larry Hames
AVCM USN (Ret)
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager
database@vp4association.com

Passing of VP-4 Vet CDR Timothy W. Duffy USN (Ret) VP-4 1969 – 1972

We lost another VP-4 Vet last November but I just found his obituary.

Although our database shows that Tim Duffy served in VP-4 1969 to 1972, I only found pictures of him in the 1971 and 1972 cruise books.

Tim flew on Crew 4 as Navigator in 1971 and was PPC of Crew 6 in 1972.

Timothy W. Duffy of Churchville, Pa. died peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Abington Jefferson Health Hospice at Warminster. He was 71.

Timothy was the beloved husband of 48 years to Laureen M. (Butella).

Born in McKeesport, Pa., he was the son of the late James A. and Dorothy A. (Englert) Duffy.

Timothy graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1968 and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA with degrees in aeronautical engineering. He was a Naval Aviator and career Naval officer.

He loved flying, earning his “Wings of Gold” in Pensacola, Fla., followed by duty assignments with VP-4 in Barbers Point, Hawaii and Patrol Wing 1 Cubi Point, Philippines flying the P-3 Orion.

Upon returning to the United States he transitioned to the Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer community and worked at the former Naval Air Development Center in Warminster, Pa., the former Naval Air Propulsion Center in Trenton, N.J., and finally the Naval Air Engineering Center in Lakehurst, N.J. before retiring as a Commander.

Following his Naval service, he began his second career in defense contracting and worked with, among other things, the world’s largest human centrifuge used to train astronauts and later, fighter pilots to manage the strenuous demands of high g-forces on the body.

In addition to his wife, Laureen, Timothy is survived by his loving children, Christopher P. Duffy and his wife, Anita of Brunswick, Maine, Nora Duffy Decker and her husband, Keil of Princeton, N.J., and Rosalyn M. Duffy of Collegeville, Pa. He also is survived by his seven grandchildren; Kassandra, Shannah, Ryan, Phoebe, Catherine, Winifred, and Augustus; his brother James B. Duffy (Sandy) and sister, Patricia Callaway (David); his brothers-in-law, William Butella and Robert Butella (Susan Weigold); and his seven nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing from 9:30 a.m. until his funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 654 Hatboro Rd. Richboro, PA 18954. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown.
http://www.fluehr.com/obituary-detail.php?obitid=2815&obitnum=0

Larry Hames
AVCM USN (Ret)
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager
database@vp4association.com

Passing of VP-4 Vet LCDR Theodore A. Santuae USN (Ret) VP-4 1954 – 1957

Fallen ShipmateThis 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.
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Dear Friends’

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:

September 16th
Rosary 5PM-7PM
Crist Mortuary
3395 Penrose Place
Boulder,CO 80301

September 17th
Funeral Service 10AM
St. Martin Catholic Church
330 Table Mesa Dr.
Boulder CO 80305

September 18th
Burial 9AM
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.
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https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/boulder-co/theodore-santuae-7980356


Larry Hames
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager
database@vp4association.com

Passing of VP-4 Vet Robert E. Morrow VP-4 1956 – 1957

Robert E. Morrow VP-4 1956 – 1957

Robert E. Morrow, Sr., age 81 of West View, on Monday, August 20, 2018.

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

Passing of VP-4 Vet CDR Corwin A. Olds USN (Ret) VP-4 1958 – 1960

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.

http://www.longfuneralhomecamden.com/book-of-memories/3542564/olds-corwin/obituary.php

In 1958 LCDR Olds served as Gunnery Officer in VP-4. Later he served as the ASW Officer and PPC of Crew 3

Passing of VP-4 Vet CAPT William Jerry Fogle, USN (Ret.) VP-4 1962 – 1965

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.

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Passing of V-4 Vet CDR Samuel Bruce Walker USN (Ret) VP-4 1961 – 1963

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.

Samuel Bruce Walker

 

1988 VP-4 Squadron Roster

VP-4 SQUADRON ROSTER FOR 1988

Roster
No Name Rank Photos on Page(s) Position
Commanding Officers
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
Officers
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
4 Barnette, David LCDR 39 Medical
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
51 Perez, Arnold CWO2
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
Chiefs
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
4 Bruns ADC 47 FE’s
5 Cheyney, David ADC 49 Maintenance Control
6 Fields, Nicholas AWC 43 OPS/SCHEDS
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
17 Sanchez, Manuel ATC
18 Shaw, Gary AXC 62 AT’s
19 Smith, Paula YNC 34, 35 Admin
20 Spencer, Standlee ATC 51 Maintenance Training
Enlisted
1 Agnew, John AO2 30 Crew 11 ORD
2 Albright, Tony AN 64 Ordnance
3 Alston, Kelyn AN 53 Line
4 Amano, Jonathon AO2 64 Ordnance
5 Arbelo, Antonio AO2 59 1st LT
6 Archer, Rusty AK2 57 Material
7 Armstrong, Dennis AZ2 49 Maintenance Control
8 Arnold, Myron PR1 58 PR’s/AME’s
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
13 Barnes, Edwin AKAN
14 Baugh, Stephen PRAA 58 PR’s/AME’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
20 Boggs, Robert AT2
21 Bomil, Victor AN
22 Bomkamp, Robert AKAN
23 Bracciodieta, Randy AT2 60 AIMD
24 Branch, Yolanda PN3 36 Personnel
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
29 Brillman, James AMS2 66 Airframes
30 Brink, John AMS3 66 Airframes
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
35 Buckley, Kenneth AX1 62 AT’s
36 Burkett, Brian AE2 60 AIMD
37 Burns, Gregory AWAN
38 Bush, Gary MSSN 59 1st LT
39 Camba, Robert AE2 61 AIMD
40 Cameron, Rod PN1 36 Personnel
41 Campbell, Daniel AW1 18. 43 Crew 5 SS2 OPS/SCHEDS
42 Cappella, William AD2 56 Power Plants
43 Carden, Michael AMS3 54 Phase/Corrosion
44 Carr, Susan AMS2 54 Phase/Corrosion
45 Carter, Timothy AE3 54 Phase/Corrosion
46 Cavanaugh, Scott AW2 12, 43 Crew 2 SS1 OPS/SCHEDS
47 Chapman, Ray AMH2
48 Chapman, Sara AMS2
49 Chavez, Daniel AME1 45 COMM/CMS
50 Chepko, James MS3
51 Chiado, Rocco AO3 22, 64 Crew 7 ORD Ordnance
52 Clark, Bryan AW2 18, 40, 46 Crew 5 SS1 Training AW’s
53 Clayton, Craig AT1 60 AIMD
54 Coffee, Paul AOAN 28, 64 Crew 10 ORD Ordnance
55 Cook, Neal AMS3
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
60 Cunningham, Michael AD3
61 Cusher, Jon AWAN 22, 46 Crew 7 SS2 AW’s
62 Cusick, Michael ISSA 44 AIO
63 Davis, Brent AMS2
64 Davis, Bruce AT1 45 COMM/CMS
65 Davis, Raymond AO3 64 Ordnance
66 Dean, Mark PR3 58 PR’s/AME’s
67 Despopoulos, Stephen AT2 62 AT’s
68 Dietrich, Bobby AME1 58 PR’s/AME’s
69 Diorio, Hoseph MS1 59 1st LT
70 Downs, Nicole ABH1
71 Doyle, Shawn AX2 62 AT’s
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
75 Edgington, Judith AKAN 57 Material
76 Fair, Charles AMS2 66 Airframes
77 Farnick, William AOAN 26, 64 Crew 9 ORD Ordnance
78 Feldman, Kenneth AWAN 16 Crew 4 SS2
79 Feuchtwanger, James AMEAN 58 PR’s/AME’s
80 Fidler, Shari AZ3 53 Line
81 Flinn, Brian AO2 10, 41 Crew1 ORD SAFETY/NATOPS
82 Foxx, Tsresha AZ3 50 Maintenance Admin
83 Frankiewicz, Edward AMS1
84 Friedeck, Daniel AMSAN 66 Airframes
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
90 Gooden, Angelique YNSA 35 Admin
91 Graham, William AO3
92 Grandas, Ronald AME3 58 PR’s/AME’s
93 Graves, John AK2 57 Material
94 Grayum, Ronald AW1 28, 46 Crew 10 SS1 AW’s
95 Green, Gail PN1 36 Personnel
96 Griffin, William AS1 53 Line
97 Grizzard, Monica PC3 59 1st LT
98 Gruwell, Denny AD1
99 Haleamau, Karl AO3 24, 64 Crew 8 ORD Ordnance
100 Hall, William AO1 64 Ordnance
101 Halsell, Johnnie AT3
102 Harrell, Sean AT2 60 AIMD
103 Heath, Cecil AD1 20, 47 Crew 6 FE FE’s
104 Heck, John PR1 58 PR’s/AME’s
105 Henderson, Paul ATAN 60 AIMD
106 Hermann, Brian AMS2 66 Airframes
107 Hicks, Michael AN 33 Duty Office
108 Hogan, Shaun AO2 20, 64 Crew 6 ORD Ordnance
109 Holley, Karen AT3
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
114 Hunter, Leonard YN2
115 Ignacio AD1 63 Tool Room
116 Jackson, Duane AE1 52 Quality Assurance
117 Jackson AMS3 66 Airframes
118 Javier, Samuel AD2 54 Phase/Corrosion
119 Jennings, Kevin AN 53 Line
120 Jensen, Brian PRAN
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
124 Jones, Cedric ATAN
125 Jones, Dana YN3 45 SMO
126 Jones, Richard AMS1 66 Airframes
127 Jordan, Redric AWAN 16, 46 Crew 4 SS3 AW’s
128 Kertiss, Kelley HN 39 Medical
129 Kieffer, Michael AW2 22, 43, 46 Crew 7 SS3 OPS/SCHEDS AW’s
130 Kinzer, Richard AD1 54 Phase/Corrosion
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
138 Land, Richard AX1 60 AIMD
139 Laslo, Keith AT3 30 Crew 11 IFT
140 Lawrence, Daniel AW3 30 Crew 11 SS3
141 Ledbetter, Michael AT3 60 AIMD
142 Lee, Creva AZ1 50 Maintenance Admin
143 Lee, Thomas AD2 56 Power Plants
144 Leece, Mark IS2 44 AIO
145 Letsch, Daniel AT2 54 Phase/Corrosion
146 Lewis, Donald AD2 54 Phase/Corrosion
147 Lewis, Roy AW2 10, 43, 46 Crew1 SS3 OPS/SCHEDS AW’s
148 Lohnes, Guy AT3 60 AIMD
149 Lopez, Ysela AE3
150 Lyons, Brian AE2 62 AE’s
151 Magtanong, Rodrigo AD1 52 Quality Assurance
152 Maham, Russell PR1 41, 45 SAFETY/NATOPS COMM/CMS
153 Manley, Doug AMH3 66 Airframes
154 Margetta, Kevin AO2
155 Mariage, James AWAN 18, 46 Crew 5 SS3 AW’s
156 Martinez, Anthony AT3 62 AT’s
157 Martinez, Carlos MS2 59 1st LT
158 Martinez, Guadalupe AMH3
159 Marty, Bradley AWAN 10, 46 Crew1 SS2 AW’s
160 Masecar, Brent AW2 22 Crew 7 SS3
161 Mayville, John AN
162 McGill, Charles AW1 24, 46 Crew 8 SS1 AW’s
163 McLean, Frank AMH1 54 Phase/Corrosion
164 McLean, Mark AR
165 McNeil, Marvin AMH3 66 Airframes
166 Melkonian, Michael AD2
167 Meraglio, Robert AW2 30, 46 Crew 11 SS1 AW’s
168 Miles, Terrence AO1 64 Ordnance
169 Miley, Andrew AMS3
170 Mitchell, Tracy AX3 62 AT’s
171 Moore, Jerry AX2 26, 62 Crew 9 IFT AT’s
172 Moore, William AWAN 26, 46 Crew 9 SS2 AW’s
173 Morgan, Robert AT3 62 AT’s
174 Morrill, James AME2 58 PR’s/AME’s
175 Moses, Issac HM3 39 Medical
176 Moulen, Rita AK1 57 Material
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
180 Nuemiller, Glenn AKAN 57 Material
181 Newton, Andrew AE1 62 AE’s
182 Newton, Kennetk AW1 16, 41 Crew 4 SS1 SAFETY/NATOPS
183 Noles, Janet AN 53 Line
184 Noonan, Ruth DK1 34 Admin
185 Norbeck, Maria PN2 36 Personnel
186 Norquist, Ernie PH2
187 Oldenberg, Rodney AD1 22, 52 Crew 7 FE Quality Assurance
188 Olson, Gary AW1 10, 46 Crew1 SS1 AW’s
189 Orcutt, James AT1 62 AT’s
190 Ortiz, Carmen AMH3 61 AIMD
191 Osborne, Mark AT2 62 AT’s
192 Padilla, Jose AN 59 1st LT
193 Pearson YN2 34 Admin
194 Pebsworth, Rodney AKAN
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
198 Pierce, Carrie YN3 35 Admin
199 Pineda, Michael AD1 30, 47 Crew 11 FE FE’s
200 Plummer, Guy AMS1
201 Punciano, Patrick AO2
202 Price, James ADAN 63 Tool Room
203 Prince, Robert AWAN 28, 46 Crew 10 SS3 AW’s
204 Quiroga, Luis AE3 62 AE’s
205 Radomski, Craig AX2 12 Crew 2 IFT
206 Rawley, Juanita AD2 56 Power Plants
207 Redden, Van AT2 60 AIMD
208 Reeves, Mitchell AMS3 54 Phase/Corrosion
209 Reimer, Dennis AT3 28 Crew 10 IFT
210 Reyes, Noemi MS2 59 1st LT
211 Rezek AN 63 Tool Room
212 Rice, Ronald AW2 18, 43, 46 Crew 5 SS3 OPS/SCHEDS AW’s
213 Richardson, Michael AD2 56 Power Plants
214 Roberson, Darrell YNSN 43 OPS/SCHEDS
215 Rooker, Christopher ADAN
216 Rooney, Jon AX2 16 Crew 4 IFT
217 Ross, John AZ1 52 Quality Assurance
218 Rubert, Ryan AN
219 Salyer, Jeffrey AOAN 64 Ordnance
220 Santana, John AD3 54 Phase/Corrosion
221 Sattesahn, Kevin AN 53 Line
222 Schifsky, Anne AMS2 66 Airframes
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
230 Seeley, Dennis ADAN
231 Serrano, Edward AE3
232 Shoemaker PR3 58 PR’s/AME’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
239 Tabieros, Daniel AD2
240 Taylor, David AN 53 Line
241 Taylor, Jerry AE2
242 Taylor, Robert AMH1 24, 47 Crew 8 FE FE’s
243 Thaxton, Darrell AD2
244 Thomas, Bennie AE1 62 AE’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
248 Tran, John AE2
249 Tyskewicz, Donald MSSN
250 Urquhart, Benjamin AMEAN 58 PR’s/AME’s
251 Van Redden, Erskin AT2
252 Vazquez, Wanda AE3
253 Velasquez, Richard PNSN 36 Personnel
254 Vella, Charles AN
255 Visaya, Jaime DK3 34 Admin
256 Walker, Cheryl AN 49 Maintenance Control
257 Wallace, Orlando AMS3 61 AIMD
258 Walsh, Edward AD2 24, 47 Crew 8 FE FE’s
259 Walters, Keith AX2 60 AIMD
260 Weaver, Bonnie AK2 57 Material
261 Weaver, Christopher AD3 54 Phase/Corrosion
262 Weidman, Randall PH2 33, 44 Duty Office AIO
263 West, Floyd AZ1 49 Maintenance Control
264 Westling, Carol AMS3 54 Phase/Corrosion
265 White, Charles AEAN 54 Phase/Corrosion
266 Wilkinson, Keith PN2 36 Personnel
267 Williams, Daron ADAN
268 Williams, Frederick AW2 20, 46 Crew 6 SS1 AW’s
269 Williams, Linda AMS1 52 Quality Assurance
270 Wood, Steven AT3 62 AT’s
271 Wunder, Keith AWAN 14, 46 Crew 3 SS2 AW’s
272 Wyman, Jeffrey AO3 53, 64 Line Ordnance
273 Yaskovic, Joseph AN 53 Line
274 Zettek, James AMH2 18, 47 Crew 5 FE FE’s
275 Zewinski, Christopher AN
276 Zorn, Francis AW3 14, 46 Crew 3 SS3 AW’s

Reunion photo booth review

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.

 
 
Thanks In Advance,
Mike & Virginia Richardson
VP4 Powerplants Shop 1985-1988

 

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Passing of VP-4 Vet AE1 Alan K. Harrod VP-4 1981 – 1984

I recently received a note that another VP-4 vet has passed away.  I located the following obituary for AE1 Alan K. Harrod who served in VP-4 from 1981 to 1984 as a Flight Engineer on Crew 1.

 

Alan Kimberly Harrod, a long time resident of Beeville, Texas passed away peacefully on May 2, 2017, at the age of 63, surrounded by family and friends.  He was born in Cherry Point, NC on June 14, 1953, to Ronald Harrod and Joy (Aucoin) Harrod.

Alan graduated from Hoover High school in San Diego CA and served his country in the U.S. Navy as a flight engineer in the field of electrical aviation. He excelled in the field of electronics and mechanics thru out his life and was considered a Jack of all trades and Master of all.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jennifer (Ramirez) Harrod; daughter Vanessa and Paul Kramer of Vista, CA; grandchildren Westley and Piper Kramer; parents Ronald and Simone Harrod; sisters Roxane and husband Arlo Anderson, Laurie Harrod and Christine Dansereau; Kareen and husband Sameer Bhasin, Sabrina Lee; Grace Vanderhagen, Javier Ramirez and family; the Butchart family and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Beeville, TX, at 3 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Saint Joseph Catholic Church Beeville, Saint Joseph’s Charities, noting “Alan Harrod’s Memorial Fund”.

Arrangements were made by Galloway and Sons Funeral home.

http://www.mysoutex.com/beeville_bee_picayune/obituaries/alan-kimberly-harrod/article_11df57ec-310b-11e7-93f1-af92a0ff5268.html

Larry Hames
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager

Passing of VP-4 Vet AMH3 Darvin E.Taylor VP-4 1962 – 1966

Darvin Taylor
(May 16, 1944 – July 24, 2017)

Darvin Edward Taylor, 73, went to be with the Lord in Heaven on Monday, July 24, 2017. He was born in Pierce County and had lived most of his life in Wayne and Long Counties. He was retired from ITT Rayonier in Jesup as a shift supervisor with 39 years of service. A US Navy veteran, he was a member of The Enforcers Motorcycle Club and a devoted, God-fearing family man. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Jesup. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanton and Lois Taylor.

Survivors are his daughter and son-in-law, Leah and Robert Hughes of Ludowici; son, Terry Taylor of Ludowici; step-daughter, Elizabeth Smith of Jesup; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Evelyn Chapman and Barbara and Eddie Dasher of Ludowici; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 27 at 1:30 PM at the Howard Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Vann Dempsey officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Georgia Veteran’s Cemetery in Glennville.

Active pallbearers will be Jim Chapman, Russ Mitcham, Lee Mitcham, Jose Fuentes, Ryan Herndon, and Zach Thorn.

Honorary pallbearers will be The Enforcers Motorcycle Club members.

Remembrances are suggested to The Enforcers Club, 32 Spaniel Trail, Swainsboro, GA 30401.

Family and friends may sign the online register at www.howardfuneralga.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici.

Darvin worked in Maintenance Control in 1962 and later worked in Airframes.

Guest book available at https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?CFID=57df097d-dfb7-43bb-9b31-b9a4cecf9a15&CFTOKEN=0&o_id=4311869&fh_id=14679

Message from the Chair, VP-4 Association Board of Directors.

VP-4 Shipmates
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.

Thank you,
Michael B. Adams
Chair, VP-4 Association Board of Directors

Passing of VP-4 Vet CDR Earl C. Carpenter USN (Ret) VP-4 1960 – 1962

I want to let you and the VP-4 Community know that CDR Earl C. Carpenter passed away on May 19 in Norman, Oklahoma, of natural causes.  He was comfortable and surrounded by family.
Even I remember the early 60’s in Naha when Dad was in VP-4.  It was an important time for him and he treasured it for his entire life.  Dad was on Crew 4 and Crew 7 and served as the Maintenance Officer.  Your recent communications to him provided a reminder of the important work he had done and of the enduring friendships he made.
As a VP-4 Alumni myself thanks for your work keeping the squadron informed.  Please pass this information to those members you feel will be interested.
Thanks.  Carp
John Carpenter, CDR USN (Ret)
carp @ georgetown.edu
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DEATH NOTICE
Earl Chester Carpenter, Jr.
May 7, 1925 – May 19, 2017
Earl C. Carpenter, Jr., 92, of Norman, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Memorial Services will be at 10:00 am, Friday, May 26, 2017, at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Services are under the care of Havenbrook Funeral Home.
Published in The Norman Transcript
Havenbrook Funeral Home
Larry Hames
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager
database@vp4association.com

Passing of VP-4 Vet LCDR Richard S. Kure USNR (Ret) VP-4 1952 – 1954

My name is Peter Kure and I am the son of Lieutenant Commander Richard Kure who I believe was in VP4 Squadron.  I was going through his email and I came across this message.
I am sad to report my father himself passed away back on April 30.  He had a renal failure for the last several years and broke a hip in February.  He never quite recovered from that.
In any event, if I can ask you to let the rest of the VP4 group know of his passing I’d appreciate it!  Thanks in advance!
Sincerely,
Peter Kure
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Richard Svend Kure passed away peacefully on April 30, 2017, in Petaluma, CA at the age of 88. He attended Ross Grammar School, Tamalpais High School (’47) and UC Berkeley (’56). He served his country during the Korean War as a Naval Aviator; retiring as Lieutenant Commander. He is survived by his son Peter Kure (Larisa) of San Francisco, CA, daughter Nicole Kure-Hill (David) of Novato, CA, and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Depot Hotel Restaurant in Sonoma, CA on June 8, 2017, from 12 PM to 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St Vincent De Paul Society of Marin County. “Four years flying the unfriendly skies of the Western Pacific.”
Published in Marin Independent Journal on May 14, 2017

Larry Hames
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager
database@vp4association.com

Passing of VP-4 Vet AFCM Zane F. Turgeon USN (Ret) VP-4 1957 – 1961

 

 

 

 

Zane worked in Power Plants During his tour in VP-4 he advanced from AD1 to ADC.

Zane Francis Turgeon

Birth: Feb. 19, 1929

Death: Dec. 6, 2015

Zane F. Turgeon is the ninth of ten children.

After graduating from high school in 1947, he joined the US Navy, and spent nearly 24 years serving our country. He retired as Master Chief, AFCM in 1970 with many achievements and awards.

He began a second career with Fresno County. After 14 years of employment, he retired as a Supervising Rehabilitation Specialist in 1985.

He was preceded in death by Juanita, his wife of 63 years; his parents and eight of his brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his eight children; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; his sister, Beatrice LeMair, and many nieces and nephews.

A Recitation of the Holy Rosary and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Helen’s Catholic Church 4870 E. Belmont, Fresno on Monday, December 14, 2015, at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hinds Hospice.

Published in the Fresno Bee on Dec. 12, 2015

 

 

 

 


Larry Hames
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager

Passing of VP-4 Vet AOC Bill Parris USN (Ret) VP-4 1962 – 1965

Bill was the Ordnanceman in Crew 6 and was in the AO shop while in VP-4. He also served in VP-42 and VP-45.

Bill Parris, age 83, of Ellijay, GA passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, at his home. Mr. Parris was born on July 7, 1933, in Blue Ridge, GA to the late William Lester Parris and Lillie Davis Parris. He was retired from the United States Navy and was of the Christian faith.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita Sowers Parris of Ellijay, GA; stepdaughters and their husbands, Gale and John Dover of Clarksville, GA, Judy and Maborn Worley of Cornelia, GA, Joan Burch of Ellijay, GA, Melodie Colbert of Blue Ridge, GA, Teresa and Norman Norwood of Blairsville, GA, and Glenda and Danny Crooke of Ellijay, GA; sister, Ruby Sowers of Blue Ridge, GA; nephews, Max Parris and Bill Sowers both of Blue Ridge, GA; 15 Grandchildren, 21 Great-Grandchildren, and 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 13, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. from the Akins Chapel with Norman Norwood and Rev. Ed O’Neal officiating. Music will be by Lori O’Neal. Pallbearers will be Buck Dover, Josh Dover, John Dover, William Lee Parris, Eric Sowers, and Nathan Sowers. Honorary pallbearers will be Nick Savage, David English, Michael Grier, and Terry Davis. The family will meet with friends at the funeral home Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service hour of 11:00 a.m. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. from the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA with military honors by the United States Navy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

 


Larry Hames
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager

Last of the Orions are leaving Hawaii

As first reported by Hawaii News Now  on Monday, February 27th, 2017, 7:05 pm PST
Original Article with video and pictures posted HERE

Article By Jim Mendoza, Reporter

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.

Copyright 2017 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

Passing of VP-4 Vet ADC William O. Tuite USN (Ret) VP-4 1978 – 1982

Bill served in VP-4 from 1978 to 1982 flying as a Flight Engineer.

TUITE, William Oliver, of Hackensack, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at the age of 69 years. He served his country in the United States Navy for 20 years and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He then went on to work for General Electric Company in Italy, France, Lynn Massachusetts and White Plains, NY as an engineer. He was a parishioner of Holy Trinity R. C. Church and a lifetime member of the American Legion. Beloved husband of Carla M. (nee Viola). Loving father of Michele Brown and her husband Tommy of Jacksonville and David Osimo and his wife Laia of Barcelona, Spain. Cherished grandfather of Kristin, Justin, Theti, Fiamma, Ona and Maria. Dearest brother of the late Thomas Tuite. The funeral on Saturday, December 31st [2016], at 9:15 AM from the G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, 397 Union Street, Hackensack. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM, at Holy Trinity R.C. Church, 34 Maple Avenue, Hackensack with cremation following at Cedar Lawn Crematory. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 7 – 9 PM. The family prefers in lieu of flowers that you honor his memory with a memorial donation to the John Theu-rer Cancer Center, 92 Second Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601. To send condolences, directions, or further information visit www.gentilefuneralservice.com
Published in The Record on Dec. 29, 2016
– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=William-Oliver-TUITE&pid=183245702#sthash.vPV4wvhE.dpuf

 

 

 

 


Larry Hames
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager