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Memorial Picture "...EAGAN, CDR B. R. Shipmate Pix...Based on my research, Dad served with VP-92, CPW-8 and HS-8 Commanding Officer. I am still collected information. If you knew my Dad - I would love to hear from you..." Contributed by Rick Eagan edugeek48@live.com [31MAY2011]

Memorial Picture "...EASTER, Ed "Hap"...With sadness, I must report the passing of Ed "Hap" Easter. Hap was 60 years old, no previous illness and suffered an apparent massive heart attack in his sleep on May 30th. His wife asked me to pass this information to any and all Shipmates who may have known him during his service with VP-9...Dalton C. Carr dcjacarr@chartermi.net..." [04JUN2001]

Memorial Picture "...ENGLE, Leroy...Just got an e-mail that Leroy Engle passed away. I served with him in VP-17. He lived on Whidbey Island, Washington...MITCHUSSON, Richard "Mitch" mtchssn@comcast.net..." [09JAN2006]

E, Don DonE72@aol.com

EAGLE, Glenn F. eagle_s@carolina.rr.com "...I served with VR-22 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia from January 1957 to June 1959. I am looking for Chief Fisher (Maintenance Office), CH Beardon, Richard, Ray (Indiana), Victor Keys, Jim "Tex", Ledger (Texas) and Garth Fisher..." [22APR2011]

EAGLE, AOCS AW/NAC Lyle V. IV Feefifo65@aol.com "...Served with VP-19 "The Big Red" from NOV 84 to SEP 88. It was the best of times as you all know. I am currently serving with VP-4 in MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Alot has change since the daze of Olongapo but you know the deal. I would like to hear from CDR Ramariez (86-87) if anyone knows his wearabouts. Keep the faith - we had fun back then lest we forget...Presently on staff at CPRFP. Hey Moody Set 5" [E-Mail/BIO Updated 26SEP2002 | 23AUG99]

EAKIN, Steve R. steve.sseakin@oigp.net "...I joined the U.S.Navy on 6 June 1959 and was assigned to VP-775 [Reserve], NAS Los Alamitos, California. After completing a combination boot camp / air crew 85 day school in the summer of 1959 I returned to VP-775 as ECM/MAD operator in crew 5. I stayed in the squadron until it was decommissioned on 31 December 1961. I was then transferred to VP-772 and remained until going on active duty on 20 June 1962. My active duty was aboard the large Seaplane Tender USS Currituck (AV-7). I sreved as Admirals Driver for Commander FAW-1, who was at that time Rear Admiral Robert Anthony Macpherson, his Chief of Staff was Captain Minton. Admiral Macpherson was also Commander Patrol Force Seventh Fleet, Commander Tiawan Patrol Force and Commander Task Force 72.5. VP-775 flew P2V-5f's. I just finished a history of the USS Currituck (AV-7) which is 90 page in length with 55 photos..." [E-Mail Updated 19AUG2007 | E-Mail Updated 08NOV99 | 05OCT98]

EALY, Tracy TJ-10@email.msn.com "...I was an AO1 in VP-45 from 1973 till 1977 and flew as the aviation ordnanceman. Looking for some crewmenbers ADC Pooh Bear Mitchell and ATC Dave Williams..." [27AUG98]

EANES, YN2 Rosealinda rosealinda@gmail.com "...I served my first 4 years at the United States Naval Academy. I didn't think I'd like squadron life, but had a blast! I was on the observing plane when we shot the first Maverick Missile. Time has surely flown by quickly! Anyone that may remember me, feel free to shoot me an email!..." [01SEP2009]

EARGLE, Fred feargle1929@juno.com "...I served with FASRON-691 NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1951 to 1952. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [15FEB2011]

EARGLE, Peter earglep@ms.ngb.army.mil "...I would just like to try and catch up with some old shipmates from VS-28 circa late 83-88, I've searched several sites for specific names but it seems that everyone has vanished. I'll list just a few last names and see if anyone has heard of them or know how to contact. Thanks for the assistance. Kievit, Squires, Sorenson, Hernandez, March, Nolen just to mention a few..." [22SEP2000]

EARLE, AD Emmons madquilter1@gmail.com "...I served with Naval Aviation Ordnance Test Station (NAOTS) and VU-4 from 1953 to 1956..." [01JUL2009]

EARNEST, AW2 Ken "Bear" kearnest@kimbanet.com "...Served in VP-4 from 83-86. Flew on Crew 11. Would like to hear from any Shipmates to catch up. Had a great time..." [13MAR99]

EARNNEY, Robert rearney@luling.txed.net "...I was stationed with VW1/VQ1 Guam from about mid 1969 to mid 1971. Aviation Electronic Tech E5. I worked in check crew. Lived in Mong Mong. I passed through Guam two years ago and could see into the old hangar from across at the Internation Terminal. I will be passing through Guam again in a few years. I will probably stop off for a few days on the island..." [18OCT2003]

EASLEY, AZf3 Steve FUZE@webtv.net "...I have always looked for different things on VP-94. I was there from 73-75, and had a real ball. I remember some of the Shipmates. I was an AZ-3 working with AZ-1 Gary Brashears, and have tried to locate him. I spent 12 years in Texas Law Enforcement, before I relocated to Las Vegas, where I work for The Golden Nugget Casino. Would like to hear from any Shipmates from the ole " MudBugs"..." [08APR2001]

EAST, Don C. Retired creekstreefarms2@yahoo.com "...To VQ-2 for Junior Officer tour in 1968. Flew in EA-3B and EC-121M as EW Evaluator and ground job was EW Analysis DivOff with all the CTs. Spent lots of time at NS Rota, Spain and other sites with VQ folks from 1975-79 when I was OIC of VPU-1 (Spec. Proj.) based at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Went back to VQ-2 for X.O./C.O. tour in 1981 and departed in 1983. While in this tour, flew in Both EA-3B and EP-3E as EW Evaluator. Some of best troops in USN were in VQ business and it was the highlight of my 36 year Navy career to work with them. Wrote history of VQ-1 and VQ-2 for "The Hook" magazine in 1985 and is now on file at Naval History Museum at Navy Yard in D.C. Was always disappointed that we had to do the Navy's most important job with second hand equipment - but by God we still got the job done!..." [05NOV2002]

EASTABROOKS, David eastabrook@comcast.net "...I served with VP-60 from 1981-1985 and VP-62 from 1985-1991. Glad to see so many of my fellow Shipmates at this site..." [E-Mail Updated 11MAR2007 | 17AUG2003]

EASTER, Ed (HAP) eeaster@racc2000.com "...I was assigned to VP-9 from 1961-1966. Flew P-2V's at NAS Alameda, California and P-3V's at NAS Moffett Field, California. Love to here from any fellow VP-9 Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 18MAR99 | 08JUN98]

EASTMAN-BALLARD, Michelle #105;chelle.ballard@ge.com "...I served with VT-9 at Meridian MS. I finished my FHLT training at Damneck, VA in 1996-1987. I met AW1 Thomas McNerney there, he was so full of life and such a special person. I just found out of this Tragedy and am devastated. We had alot of good times there. Would love to hear from his shipmates or family. This is such a great loss and he will be truly missed..." [17MAY2009]

ESTERLINE, Ron jantro@reliable-net.net "...I remember well the name, and most of the faces of my service era Shipmates: Cota, Mauro, McKearney, Overman, Sepuch, St. John, and Wojton who have posted here. When I refused the Navy's kind offer of Flight Training at NAS Pensacola, Florida in exchange for an extra 18 months active commitment, they assigned my reserve SA butt to VP-44 as AI/Nav Yeoman (Navy for sweeping out the Navigation Office once a week). So from July 1957 to July 1959 I had to pick up after 5 officers (Malm, Renter, etc.) and guard $25 million worth of seaplanes with a billy club 48 hours a week. My main partner in crime was Jack Flannelly, a sometimes AE3 - our finest hour was hoisting the Finnish national ensign (liberated from the NOB enlisted theater during a Tom and Jerry cartoon) to the top of the flagpole at NAS Norfolk, Virginia - we heard it was about noon before the Jarheads determined NAS Norfolk, Virginia was not being visited/overrun by the Finns, and finally hoisted the US colors. While standing post watch one night, I was inspired to write "The Ballad of Champ Thompson" - VP-44's CO at the time - a ditty about the P5M and its crew - "...they rolled her down to the edge of the ramp, the Beachmaster he said "Champ! Rev your engines and let her fly, go bore some holes in that big blue sky..." Maybe I'll post it all here sometime. By now its Bastille Day 1959, and my active duty was up - Ha! Called me back in September to testify at the court martial of a PO1 who had made unwanted advances to a sleeping knife weilding parachute rigger. As I recall, Jack Overman was OOD the night it all went down, and its a story he may want to tell. Hope all these guys I can remember are doing well: Gene Tometsko, Karl Mart, Perry Hinch, Dale Innes, Joe Chuifo, Reggie Fear, Chief Dries, Burl Burch, and Bob Graves - PJ O'Leary's probably still a jerk..." [14DEC2003]

Shipmate Requested Name Removal  [Shipmate Removed 07MAY1999 | 28FEB99]

EASTHAM, Glynn glynn.eastham@compaq.com "...VP-47 Nov64-Jan68, ASWOC NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan Sep75-May78, VP-31/VP-31 DET Alpha May64-OCT64, Sep78-Aug81 and Sep84-Sep87, VP-48 Sep81-Aug84..." [11MAR99]

EASTMAN, CMC Harold J. Retired HEASTMAN1@JUNO.COM "...I served with VP-26 from 1956 through 1957 as an AD3 second mechanic. I ended up in Connie Flight Engineers School, then onto VW-11, RRL Flight Support Det, a couple of carriers and other squadrons. I retired in 1984 as CMCPO of HSL-32..." [07SEP99]

EASTMAN, AT Jack G. vsnavy.org@westnet.com.au "...Boot Camp at NTC San Diego, Company 57-97. Assigned to Airman Class "P" School at NATTC / NAS Norman, Oklahoma, then to AT "A" Radar School at NATTC / NAS Memphis, Tennessee. Was subsequently assigned to VS-37 at NAS Los Alamitos, California in August 1958. Did the S2F Plane Captain and Mess Cook routines during 1958/59 USS Yorktown CVS-10 WestPac cruise. Then became a real AT and a qualified ASW Aircrewman for the 1960 USS Hornet CVS-12 WestPac cruise. Honorably discharged from a Kiddie Cruise Enlistment in March 1961, as a CVSG-57 "Plank Owner" [:-)..." [E-Mail Updated 19FEB2006 | E-Mail Updated 31AUG2003 | BIO Updated 06JUN2002 | E-Mail Updated 18JUN2001 | E-Mail Updated 29SEP2000 | 29APR2000]

EASTRIDGE, Woody woodye@us.ibm.com "...I served in VS-30 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia from Sept. 1956 to May 1959. My first year was spent in training commands - boot camp at Bainbridge, MD., Airman Prep school at Norman, OK., and ATA school in Memphis, TN. I drew my chit out of the hat for NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (gas tankers) but traded a home town boy for VS-30. Would like to hear from old Shipmates. Regards..." [21SEP2000]

EATON, David Retired dtn3558@cs.com "...I served in VP-4 from 75-81, VP-30 81-84, VP-45 84-85, a year off to rest up for part two 85-86, VP-44 86-90 (survived NAS Keflavik, Iceland), VP-8 90-92 then SERE 92-95 when I retired from active duty. Man I miss those crazy fun days and all the friends that are still out there somewhere. I would like to hear from you all..." [11JAN2001]

EATON, Richard Retired RichardGM211@aol.com "...I started my career with VXN-8. In those days it was called OASU, but I was there as a ground-pounder for all the subsequent name changes. I left the squadron just as we were getting the P-3's and went to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and joined the Checkmates of VS-22. Made the final cruises of both the USS Wasp and the USS Intrepid and onto the USS Saratoga. We locked the doors when we left NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and on to NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida. I was dragged kicking and screaming off the Sara in '76 while on a Med cruise because I received orders to RTC Great Lakes for duty as a Company Commander for 3 years. I was assigned to VP-23 in late 1979. I caught up with the Seahawks on deployment in NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Served for a while as the Line CPO and then was picked up for local instuctor duty TAD to CPWL. I finished out my career at NAS Brunswick, Maine working as the HRM Officer, teaching the CPO and PO Indoc courses, the "Skid School" and the Motorcycle Safety Course. Lots of fond memories over the years. Hello to all the Shipmates..." [21NOV2000]

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