VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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ARNOLD, Daniel Roy djarnold@searnet.com "...Want to say hello to everyone that was in VP-68 with me. I just found this on the internet and recognized some names. I'm still in the reserves at VR-48 in Washington. Drop me a line. I miss the good dets..." [31DEC98]

BACON, David W. thislldo@wctel.net "...I served with VP-91, (1977 - 1979), VP-30 (1977), VS-22, VS-72, VS-73, VR-48, VR-58, NAS New Orleans, Louisiana (COMRESTACSUPWING) and XO Naval Air Reserve NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 14SEP2010 | E-Mail Updated 28OCT2001 | 31JUL98]

DECKER, AD2 Duane S. baddpj@yahoo.com "...Assigned to AOM/AIMD, NAS Pensacola, Florida from 1983 to 1986, VP-11 from 1986-89, and NRL NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1989 to 1992. Currently with VR-48 as a mobilized reservist. Otherwise, I am an Engineering Tech on the V-22 Osprey at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. All Shipmates please feel free to email me and say "hi". Anyone know where I can find Charles Niccum? VP-10? Thanks!..." [15JAN2004]

EGNACYK, AT John jegnaczyk@yahoo.com "...I was AT(TAR & SELRES) with VP-64 from a 1989-2005. I left the command when they went to C-130's and wound up in VR-48 at NAF Andrews, Maryland. It is nothing like VP. I miss the days of ASW missions and mini detachments. Would like to reconnect with any old Shipmates..." [22NOV2005]

Memorial Picture "...GOTTSHALL, AZC (AW/NAC) Jay...Jay R. Gottshall (NAMTD 1012 NAS Moffett Field, California (support puke) 71-75, VF-24 NAS Miramar, California / USS Constellation 75-77, VR-52 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 77-81, VR-48 NAF Andrews, Maryland 81-87, back to VR-52 in 87) died suddenly at home on July 28, 2006 in Hatboro, PA. He was 52. He had retired as an ZZC in 1992. He is survived by his wife and 6 children. His funeral was held at the NAS Willow Grove chapel. He is to be buried on August 11, 2006 at Arlington National Cemetery..." Contributed by Mary Ellen White mewhite18@verizon.net [06AUG2006]

GOTTSHALL, AZC (AW/NAC) Jay jay.r.gottshall@lmco.com "...Enlisted 12OCT70. NAMTD 1012 NAS Moffett Field, California (support puke) 71-75, VF-24 NAS Miramar, California / USS Constellation 75-77, VR-52 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 77-81, VR-48 NAF Andrews, Maryland 81-87, back to VR-52 in 87 and retired in 92. Flight attendant on C-118B, C-131H, and Loadmaster on C-9B. The dumbest thing I ever did was retire. I sure would like to hear from any of my former Shipmates out there..." [30NOV2005]

HOTTINGER, AMS1 D. S. Retired dsh@shentel.net "...I served with VR-48. I was assigned to the C131H outfit..." [21FEB2003]

HUMPHREYS, CSC Tim umphrey@crosslink.net "...I served with HSL-30 NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 1977 to 1978, VX-1 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1978 to 1980, and VP-4549 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1980-83. Six years of broken time, came back in Navy Reserves to VP-68 NAF Washington, D.C. from 1989 until the squadron was disestablished in 1996. Transfered to VR-48 in 1996 where I am currently stationed as the CSC..." [14MAR2004]

IMRISEK, Steven wingsofgold007@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-48 along my career, LOVED flying the C-131H far better than both the 118 and especially the boring C-9's. Retired out of Atlanta in 1991 moved to Eastern Shore, Md in 93 and have been here ever since..." [24NOV2012]

JOHNSON, AFCM(AW) Keith JohnsonKE3@navair.navy.mil "...Started my Navy life with VP-60, 1979-1982, transferred to VP-67 NAS Memphis, Tennessee 1982-1986 ran the AME shop. Transferred to VP-66 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1987-1991 Made Chief and transferred to NAS NOLA.1991-1995 Made Senior and transferred to VFC-13 Fallon Nevada 1995-1998 then to VR-48 NAF Andrews, Maryland, Made Master and retired in 2001, Currently employed in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, enjoying life and missing the Navy. IF you ever get up this way stop by and look me up. I miss each and every one of you. Great times were had by all..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 25JAN2002 | 22APR98]

LEVERICH, CDR/CWO4/AECS Dick Retired rwl@me.com "...I served with VP-66 from December 1976 to July 1997 (P-3A FE with 5001.1 hours and was the Aircraft Maintenance Officer), VQ-11 from 1997 to disestablishment in 2000 (first assigned SELRES Officer), VR-48 as an AMO from 2000 to December 2001, Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) in Allentown, PA (Active Duty - Commanding Officer) from 2001 to 2004 and retired from VR-64 in August 2008..." [26MAY2010]

ODENTHAL, Joe "Odie" odenthal@erols.com "...Greetings to all, I was an "HS" sailor on active duty but upon Reserve affiliation was introduced to the VP Navy. I was in VP-68A1 in 1970 and then as an AWHAN. I was part of the Commissioning crew of VP-68 1 NOV 70. I left VP-68 as an ATC on 1 FEB 92 when I was commissioned as an Aviation Maintenance Technecian, CWO/W2. I joined VP-68 at NAF Washington, made the move fron P-2s to P-3s and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland then back to NAF Washington. Four months with VR-48/53 and on to Reserve Patrol Wing, Atlantic in Norfolk 1 JUN 92. I moved again 1 APR 93, this time to the Condors of VP-64 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as MMCO. I returned to VP-68 with 1 day TAD orders for the DE-COM. I shall retire from VP-64 APR 99. Will I be the last VP-68 Plankowner to retire?..." [14MAR98]

ROSHTO, AVCM(AW) Mryon "Andrew" roshto06@att.net "...I served with VP-90 (October 1984 to July 1989), VP-94 (July 1989 to August 1993), EPMAC NAS New Orleans, Louisiana (August 1993 to September 1997), HM-15 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, AIMD NAF Washington, D.C. and currently serving with VR-48 as the CMC NAF Washington, D.C.. Would love to hear from former VP-94 or VP-90 Shipmates. I miss those P-3's..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08MAR2007 | E-Mail Updated 07JUL2002 | BIO Updated 06JAN98 | 12MAR98]

SIMMONS, AFCM(AW) Carl Jr. navycarl@comcast.net "...I reported aboard VP-18 in December of 1963 right out of "A" School. In January 1964 I volunteered to fly as a crewmember aboard the P2V-7 and was assigned to LG3 as second mechanic. In the summer of 1964 we transferred from NAS Jacksonville, Florida to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. At NS Roosevelt Roads, PR I participated in the Dominican Republic Crisis, one NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Detachment and two Unitas Detachments. In March of 1967 my tour was over and I separated from active duty. I stayed as a drilling reservist at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana from 1967 to 1971. In 1971 I affiliated with VP-94 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana as an In-flight Plane Captain. In 1972 to 1973 we decommissioned the last P2V-7's and commissioned the first P-3A's. With VP-94 I made three NS Rota, Spain deployments and was unfortunate enough to be involved in the last accident on the P2V. I was on the jumpseat during take off on a detachment to NS Rota, Spain when the 2P pulled up the Landing Gear Handle during the takeoff roll. We ended up nose landing on the runway. Fortunately we all walked away unharmed except for a minor arm injury. In July of 1976 I rejoined the Navy as a TAR and eventually retired in the VR Program serving as Flight Engineer, NATOPS Instructor, and Wing Evaluator on the C-118 with VR-52, NAS Glenview, Illinois and CFLSW. In VR-62 NAF Detroit, Michigan I served as Maintenance and Leading Chief, in VR-54, VR-48, VR-53 and VR-46. I retired in November of 1999 as the Command Master Chief of VR-46 NAS Atlanta, Georgia. My military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (1 award), Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards), Good Conduct Medal (7 awards), National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Navy Expeditionary Medal and the Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal. I am presently Department Chair of the Avionics/Aviation Department at Atlanta Technical College. I make my home in Dallas, Georgia with my wife Catherine, Granddaughter Brittany, Chelsea our Cocker and Gracie our Cat. I will never forget the good times, great friends and life long Shipmates in VP-18..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 22JUN2005 | E-Mail Updated 24JAN2004 | E-Mail Updated 04FEB99 | E-Mail Updated 01DEC98 | 11OCT98]

STEELE, AMSC Harold Retired amscpo@gmail.com "...I served with HT-8 at NAAS Ellyson Field, Pensacola, Florida, HS-5 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, VP-5 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VA-174 at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, VP-67 at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VR-48 and retired in 1992..." [14NOV2016]

UMBERGER, AT1 Thomas F. Retired docs60@verizon.net "...I joined the Naval Reserve at For McHenry, Baltimore Maryland 13 march 1961. I finished high school and enlisted into the regular Navy on 19 July 1962. After "A" school I was assigned to VP-10 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1962 to 1966 and VR-48 from July 1979 to December 1990..." [25MAR2009]

WALTER, AZ1 Jesse W. Jr. Retired jpwalter@verizon.net "...I was present at VR-52 Det. Wash (logs and records and maintenance control) when we acquired the Convairs from the DC Air Guard. Col. Taylor was there at the time, but retired shortly thereafter. The Navy received three aircraft, the nose of 816, and lots of spares. Compared to C-118-B's they were a great improvement. Thanks to Jay Gottshall for refreshing my memory of that sad time in 1985. I was a "plank-owner" of VP-48 and was there when the Convair's retired in 1990, so I was there for their entire Naval Careers. I have a small model of 815 with the Navy paint job on it. 299 was always a favorite as it had a full APU on it and would stay cool in the summertime when the engines were shut down. 815 and 817 just had Gas Turbine Compressor (GTC) starters. Apparently both aircraft are alive doing well. I searched http://www.aircraftone.com/ for Convair and found their serial numbers 550299 (Now N191FL) 542815 (Now N723ES) among planes owned by the IFL Group. Their website is http://www.iflgroup.com/..." [03JAN2006]

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