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Memorial Picture "...KOONTZ, Kenneth Joe...Lt. Col. Kenneth Koontz, a civilian simulator instructor and member of the 96th Flying Training Squadron was killed in a traffic accident on U.S. Route 90. While a LT in the Navy, he served as a pilot in VP-4 from 1994 - 1998. Kenneth Joe Koontz and his loving wife, Melissa Lou Hill Koontz, along with their two daughters, Madison Glenn and Marley Ann, of Brackettville Texas, went to their heavenly home Sunday, April 14, 2013. They are survived by their son and brother, Kenneth Zachary Koontz. Ken and Melissa blessed us with their love and acceptance. They saw the best in everyone and raised their children to do the same. God blessed us all by sharing them with each of us. Ken had a passion for the great outdoors, flying, and loved working with his hands. He had a love for life and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand. Uncle Kenny was a favorite play partner for all his nieces and nephews. One of his happiest moments was when his son and best friend, Zachary, was born. Melissa was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She spoke from the heart and shared her faith and love. Melissa's beauty shined from her eyes and radiated forth and warmed us all deeply. The brightest smiles were to be found when she was watching Madison act, Marley playing sports, and Zach creating with Legos. She loved sitting and having a cup of tea and sharing her life with her prayer partners and Bible study groups. Madison and Marley were both shining examples of young Christian ladies. Both of them list the book Heaven is for Real as a favorite. Both young ladies saw the beauty and goodness in others before anything else. Madison lit up the world with her smile on the sideline cheering and on the stage taking on a variety of roles. She loved Tae Kwon Do and teaching others about this and The Lord. She had a passion for music which she had hoped to share and develop at Texas A & M Corpus Christi. Her words of hope and listening heart will be missed by the many who counted her as a friend. Marley always had a smile on her face and kind words for others. She loved her friends and family and enjoyed spending time with all. Marley was always taking care of animals and loved her sweet dogs, Bella and Sammy. Her Facebook page reflected her strong faith. God is love. God is life. Our hearts mourn the loss of Ken, Melissa, Madison, and Marley. They are survived by a large family and extended family, mothers, Selma Clements Koontz and Lucinda Wilson Hill; brothers and sisters, Dan and Pam Koontz, Kimberlee and Mike Humble, David and Renee Koontz, Lucinda Kelly, Bettie and Steve Fedrizzi, Emily and Randall Bolander, Hilda and Andy Wertz, Maggie and Barry Johnson, Sam and Carol Hill, and Jane Hill; nieces, nephews and cousins, Megan and Leslie Bolander, Heather and Scott Gilbertson and Emily Fedrizzi, Matthew Henniger and Cinda Kelly, Emma, Melanie, Hannah and Caroline Wertz, Ella, Charles and Lillie Johnson, Tracy and Angel Hill, Chris Jorgenson and Richie Hill, Graham and Grady Koontz, Ryan Humble, Reid and Charlotte Humble, and Macy Koontz. They were preceded in death by father and grandfather, G. Doyle Koontz and Richard C. Hill; brother, Richard D. Hill, and nephews, William D. Hill and Gary Hill. Visitation for Ken, Melissa, Madison, and Marley will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at the Brackettville Civic Center. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Brackettville Civic Center. A private burial for the immediate family will follow. In lieu of flowers, the families are requesting for donations to be made to the Koontz Family Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will honor the family's dedication and love for education and Brackettville. Donations will be accepted through the Brackettville ISD, P.O. Box 586, Brackettville, TX 78832. Please visit our website at http://www.sunsetfuneralhomes.com and sign our online guestbook. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery, 2020 Bedell Ave., Del Rio, Texas 78840, (830) 778-2020. Published in The Citizen from April 19 to April 20, 2013..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [21APR2013]

Memorial Picture "...KOONTZ, AT1 Max A...KOONTZ, AT1 Max A. VP-4 1950-54. Max A. Koontz, 82, of Columbus, NC died Monday, February 13, 2012 in St. Luke's Hospital, Columbus, NC. Born in Kannapolis, NC, he was the son of the late Jennings Michael and Grace Thompson Koontz. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the U.S. Navy in the VP-4 Squadron before being honorably discharged in 1954. After his discharge he studied at NC State University, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering. Shortly thereafter he worked for the Navy as a Civil Servant. In 1984 he transferred to the Department of Energy in the Senior Executive Service. His total Government service was over 38 years. He retired in 1996, and then moved to North Carolina and in 2008 moved to Columbus to his dream house in the mountains. He was a 60 year Mason and a member of Advent Lutheran Church. Surviving is his wife of 18 years, Rose Gwynn Koontz; one brother, Kenneth Michael Koontz (Dianne) of Concord, NC; two sisters, Gilda Kuhn of Salisbury, NC and Rosemerry Koontz of Concord, NC; one son Michael Koontz of Metamora, MI; four daughters, Christy Heussner (Robert) of Metamora MI, Sherry Koontz of Poolesville, MD, Kathy Koontz of Portland, OR, and Kelly Koontz (Steven Arabia) of Darnestown, MD; two stepsons Fred Smith of Silver Spring, MD and Pat Smith of Colorado Springs, CO; three stepdaughters, Theresa Gwynn of Colorado Springs CO, Catherine Kramer of Waldorf, MD and Susan Myers of Rockville, MD; grandchildren, Jens Panyard (Desiree), Jennings Alexander Heussner, Olivia Arabia and Samuel Arabia; two great-grandchildren Kamron and Connor Panyard; former wife Doris Koontz of Metamora, MI, and many other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 16, at Advent Lutheran Church, Spindale, NC with Rev. Ron Fink officiating. Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. An online guest register is available at http://www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com. McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, NC is assisting the Koontz family. Published in Charlotte Observer on February 16, 2012..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [27FEB2012]

Memorial Picture "...KOOY, H. Peter...Herman PETER Kooy - Captain, USN (Ret) - 10 Nov. 1914 -31 March 2003. H. Peter Kooy was born to Architect and Civil Engineer Cornelius and wife Johanna Kooy on 10 November 1917 in Weehawken, New Jersey. He attended New York University and graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelors degree in Government. He graduated from the Navy Flight School in Pensacola and was a designated Naval Aviator. He finished Line School in Newport, Rhode Island. His active duty military career began in 1940 and he was commissioned as Ensign on 7 December 1941. The entire unit deployed to Pearl Harbor and was re-designated as Bombing Squadron 101 and equipped with Liberator B-24s- the first such aircraft used in the Navy. The squadron deployed to the Southwest Pacific, flying reconnaissance and bombing missions from the New Habrides and Guadalcanal. The squadron lost 30 percent of its aircraft during this employment. Captain Kooy was Commanding Officer of VP-24 which deployed to Malta in 1953-1955. Forty-five hundred officers and men were involved in that operation. In 1946 he was appointed Executive Officer of VP-111 that was involved in anti-submarine warfare in the Atlantic and Europe. This involved coordinating flight and training activities of 275 officers and men, and 12 large Lockheed Neptunes. Between 1955 and 1958 he served as Executive Officer of the NROTC at Ohio State University, handling recruiting, curriculum matters of University midshipmen. From 1958 to 1960, he held the position as Plans, Operations, and Assistant Chief of Staff of Fleet Air Wings Atlantic based in Norfolk. Between 1960 and 1963, he was ordered to the Pentagon where he was Programs Manager for anti-submarine Aircraft in the Undersea Programs Directorate. He then took over as Assistant Director of Support Systems, which concerned budgeting, planning and programming of all Navy training of such systems. In 1963, he was ordered to Boston as the Navy's Representative at the Raytheon Company. As such, he was technical and contract administrator for the Navy and all other programs performed by Raytheon Company for the Military. He supervised a staff of about 100 people. Captain Kooy earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Metal, American Theater, and Asiatic Theater Campaign ribbons. After retirement, his feeling of duty to his country called him back. He was asked to start a NJROTC in the city of Manchester, New Hampshire. He answered that call and taught for seven years, driving 130 miles daily through snow and ice to teach high school students. Captain Kooy's wife of 48 years is the former Miss Mozelle Porter, a native of Rural Retreat, VA. They have two sons, David Peter Kooy of New York and Christian Porter Kooy of Dallas. A sister, Judith Kooy Uhlig and niece Christina Uhlig Hechard and husband Scott; and a nephew Peter Kooy Uhlig and wife Nancy survive. Just recently, Captain Kooy received a letter from former student Colonel Michael Therrien, a teacher's finest reward. It reads as follows: "Sir, you may not remember me but I was your first cadet commander. I had trouble at the Air Force Academy and almost got kicked out because of a poor attitude. You intervened by calling and writing the ROTC commander and went to bat for me. You believed in a 20 year old kid and never gave up .So what happened to me?" "I stayed in the Air Force and make it my career. I made Colonel (06) and have been in 26 years. I am seriously thinking of going back and teaching NJROTC and doing for other kids what you helped me do for myself. . Whenever I came across my troops that had a poor attitude, I helped them, versus ignoring them. You were always on my mind." "I never ever forgot that someone took the time to help. Without your help in the beginning, I don't know what would have happened." "Sir, this is to salute you and to say thank you. If you get a chance, tell me what has happened in your life." Colonel Mike Therrien, USAF Hanscom AFB, MA. Retired Navy Chaplain, Captain James G. Goode, a long time friend of the family will conduct the services..." Contributed by MASSA, Andy navyvp24@hotmail.com [01APR2002]

KOBERNIK, ADJ2 Daniel daniel.kobernik@gmail.com "...I served with VP-9 (08/1973-12/1976). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [21SEP2020]

KOBLEUR, AX2 Randy rkobleur@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-7 from June 1964 to May 1967 and flew with Crew 7 and later Crew 1. I remember most of the guys on the Shipmates list from that time period and have been in touch with Pete Travis and J.S. Burke in the past couple of weeks. I may be a little slow to answer any e-mail since I commute to Atlanta and am only home for ten days a month, but I will get back to you..." [E-Mail Updated 19MAR2001 | 22APR98]

KOBZIAK, Ted (Ski) Retired ri2az@msn.com "...I served with VW-11 from June 1960 till Dec.1963. I got there as AMS2 left as a AMS1. I made 2 dets to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I enjoyed this tour on the Rock. VW-11 was great duty. I left VW-11 to VT-23 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. Left there in 1966 for a 3 year tour with VX-6 in NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I made 2 tours to the Ice and the last year in CHI CHi. Imade chief in VX-6 in 1967. I then left there for NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I made E-8 in 1971. I then left NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island in 1973 for VP-44. I retired in1976. I went back to R.I. to work for the Post Office retiring in 1999. I now reside in Mesa, AZ..." [15JAN2003]

KOCH, Jeffery bigjeff125@yahoo.com "...I served with VAW-125 (1980-1983) with two cruises aboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59) and the USS Saratoga (CV-60)..." [01JUN2015]

KOCH, Mary trar@the-bridge.net "...I was in VQ-2 from 89-91 then transferred to VXE-6 in NAS Point Mugu, California for a stay from 91-94 and last but not least to the USS Abraham Lincoln . Started out as AE nothing to AE2(AW). I have everyone I met to thank for making my life as great as it has been thus far. Feel free to email me..." [11SEP98]

KOCH, William A. specrep@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-893 (1962-1966) as a Radio Operator..." [22MAR2016]

KOCHMAN, ATCS Art Retired artk941@gmail.com "...I served with VP-65 and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 30MAY2011 | 28SEP2000]

KOCIANIC, AKCS(AW) John akc2001@yahoo.com "...Currently retired after 21 years of active duty, working in the contractor world and enjoying life in Southern Maryland. Navy tours included VX-1, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1984-1989), Supply Department NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1989-1991), USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, NS Norfolk, Virginia (1991-1993), NAS Jacksonville, Florida AIMD (1993-1996), Supply Department NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1996-1998), Commander Fleet Air (ASWOC) NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1998-2001), and NAVAIR (AIR-6.4.3), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (2001-2004). Would like to hear from anyone I served with...." [BIO Updated 19AUG2005 | Rate Updated 10MAY2003 | BIO Updated 04OCT2001 | E-Mail Updated 05MAY2000 | BIO Updated 28AUG98]

KOENDARFER, AO2 Robert E. tecelect@aol.com "...I served with VP-19 (1959-1963) at NAS Alameda, California..." [22APR2016]

KOENIG, YN1 Helen adm@navycolumbus.com "...I was in VP-65 from Jan 93 to Dec 95 and would like to get in touch with all my fellow "Tridents" who knew me..." [20MAR98]

KOENIG, ADJ3 Howard howardkoenig@att.net "...Attended "A" School in 1961 and reported to VP-5 while they were deployed to NS Rota, Spain. I served with VP-5 from 1961 to September 1964..." [12JAN2010]

KOENIG, William J. bill.koenig@star293.com "...I served with VP-28 (07/1965-07/1967) in the Avionics Shop. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [14OCT2013]

KOELKER, Eugene "Geno" GenoKoelker@yahoo.com "...ABH assigned to VP-90 back to February 1973, shortly after commissioning of the, unit through it decommissioning in 1994. When Geno arrived at VP-90, he was flying the Second Mech position in P-2's and in P-3's with CAC 14 until the 2M position was pulled. Geno was an ABH2 assigned to the line division, made Chief in 1987, ran 100/300 division until 1990 when he picked up Senior Chief. As a Senior Chief he was the senior chief over all 100/200/300 division chiefs. Just before decommissioning, Geno was assistant Maintenance Chief of the squadron...Contributed by AOCM (NAC) (Ret.) Robert C. Ladousier ladousir@bellsouth.net..." [05MAY2000]

KOELNDORFER, ADJ3 Ron rekoelndor@aol.com "...I served with VP-26 as ADJ3 and worked in the power plant shop with CPO Branch. I was in VP-26 from 1971 through January 1975. I sure would like to here from anyone that was there the same time I was..." [06MAR2002]

KOELSCH, Artie (KOKO) artmari@gateway.net "...I have been wondering how I could find anyone from VP-23 who served from July 1951 to April 1955. Have kept in touch with 4 Shipmates, Bill (Juice) Davenport,Jim Lever,Bill Tulley & Bob Skaggs. Information on anyone else that was in VP-23 during this time would be appreciated. We were stationed in Opalocka Fl., then half the Squadron went to NAS Jacksonville, Florida and the other half went to NAS Brunswick, Maine..." [03OCT99]

KOENIG, AD2 Jerry "Stretch" sherjer2@live.com "...Served with VP-24 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1984-1988..." [13MAR2010]

KOETTING, Bernard bkoettin@brick.net "...I served in VC-4 stationed at NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey from 1953 to 1955. Worked night shift in the radar shop. A salute to all the brave night fighters who went out from here. Like to hear from anyone who served at AC during my tour..." [E-Mail Updated 09FEB2001 | E-Mail Updated 23FEB2000 | 16OCT99]

KOFFROTH, AMS1 Donald M. Retired dmkbuckeye@wmconnect.comn "...I served with VW-1 from 1959 to 1962. I was an AMS2 in the Structures Shop and was a flight crew member on TE-6 B/N 145930. I was there when Typhoon Karen hit Guam, I believe, in 1961. I have a picture of the Structures Shop crew in front of TE-6. I also have some pictures of some of the damage to our area and over the island. Would like to hear from anyone from our shop or crew. I have one of the Typhon Trackers shirts with the logo sewed on the back. I cannot get in to it any more but will always treasure it for the good times we had on deployment..." [09OCT2003]

KOGEL, Sammy kogelsd@navair.navy.mil "...To all the guys in VP-68. Nice to read that so many of you guys are still around. Figured I'd better throw my name in since Kronz did, just in case he needs some back-up. FE's rule. Invite my Shipmates to drop me a line..." [25JAN99]

KOHANOWICH, LCDR Kurt kmkohano@nps.navy.mil "...I showed up in VP-19 in Spring of 1989, and stayed with them until disestablishment in Summer of 1991. Great squadron, with a sad ending...but it was a blast!..."

KOHL, Douglas PabbaLou@AOL.com "...Served with VP-44 in '79-'81. Deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal/ NS Rota, Spain. I was the cook that no-one knew about..." [05JUL2001]

KOIS, ADCS(AC) Robert "Bob" Retired p2vairdale@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-26 (1956-1960) CAC-6, VP-30 (1960-1964) PC Instructor P2 and P5M, VP-16 (1964-1967) P-3 FE and VP-44 (1971-1974) P-3 FE. I was a "plank owner" in VP-30 first assigned to VP-30 Det A, NAS Norfolk, Virginia flying P5M Seaplanes, moved in 1961 to NAS Jacksonville, Florida operating the seaplanes on the St. Johns River training the VP Seaplane crews from NAS Bermuda. When the P5M's were phased out I returned to the P2 flight line. I was in VP-30 when the squadron was ordered to "Operational Status" to participate in the Cuban Missle Crisis. Retired in 1978. Currently residing in SW Florida enjoying life..." [30OCT2010]

KOLAKOWSKI, Ron tf009177@peoplepc.com "...I served with VP-50 flying as PPC/MC with Crew-11. I left the squadron (PCS) shortly before the accident. An unbeliveable loss to all involved..." [03JAN2014]

KOLESZAR, ADC Michael Retired michaelkoleszar@yahoo.com "...I served wotj VP-17 (05/1971-04/1974) with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (1972) and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1973), VP-90 (09/1975-11/1982) TAR at NAS Glenview, Illinois, NAVAIRESCEN (1982-1986) at NAS Miramar, California (Instructor), COMNAVAIRESFOR (1986-1989) R-Track Coordinator, VP-60 (12/1989-09/1993) at NAS Glenview, Illinois and Retired. I currently live in Anderson, SC and work as a Engineering Recruiter for Experis (part of the ManpowerGroup). Unfortunately, I must tell all of my fellow Cobras and Lions, that our old VP Hangar (where I spent 10 years of my life) and just about every other building at NAS Glenview, Illinois has now been plowed under (no thanks to Bill Clinton) to make way for a new community of homes and a golf course. I Shipmates ASAP!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 18NOV2011 | 03APR2001]

KOLATAC, Bob jnrkola@optonline.net "...I served with VP-49 from 1/63 to 6/65. Started at NAS Bermuda with P5M's then transitioned to P-3A at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. We had a great softball team in Bda, kicking everybody's ass, with a great mix of officers and enlisted men. Capt. Gayle at first base, LtCdr Paz catching, Ed pitching, etc. Was an AM working a great tour in the "Tool Room" then as an AC member on WoodPecker 9. Did the NATO excersize up at NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. Met some fine people while there, Jim Singletary, Tom Russom, the Hamilton brothers, TJ Ball, LT Rudy, Capt. Gayle, Jim MacArthur, Jim Avey and others. Too bad the squadron has been disbanded. "No Sanctuary in the Deep!"..." [E-Mail Updated 24JUN2005 | 12OCT2000]

KOLLING, ADR2 Larry E. lekolling@yahoo.com "...My last rate was ADR2. I was a Plane Captain on a AD5 with tail #33860 WST NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 1960 to June 1962, next to NAS Midway Island with Airborne Early Warning Barrier Squadron Pacific NAS Midway Island Det. June 1962 to June 1963. There I was a Ground Engineer on the WV2 working the late night shift. My last duty was aboard the USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13). I would like to hear from anyone who I served with..." [03NOV2005]

KOLMAN, Leonard T. semo2@comcast.net "...I served with FASRON-118 at NAS Agana, Guam (February 1951 - August 1952), FASRON-119 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (September 1952 - November 1952) and VS-23 (November 1952- March 1954)..." [24JUN2010]

KOLODJAY, EDWARD T. ekolodjay@chicopee.k12.ma.us "...I was stationed in VP-8 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in 1965 as a second mech/FE assigned to CREW 9. Flew with a great group of folks. Looking to hear from Wally Seeger from MN. Wally flew as Radio Operator. Also an ATC named Harvey Jenkins famous for his inflight "tossed salads". Jenkins flew a local with us on Thanksgiving Day in '65 while deployed to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. Somehow the PPC's Box lunch was "crushed" before he could eat it. Left the Navy in '66--joined the Air Force and flew C-130E's as a flight engineer for the next 29 years. Retired as an E-9 Chief..." [13MAR2002]

KOLODZIEJ, Dennis ford427@peoplepc.com "...I served aboard NAS Sigonella, Sicily (03/1973-09/1974) and worked at NAF III - Transmitter Site as an ET and EM Club Shore Patrol, when it was temporarily relocated to the bake shop, while the Crater Club was being renovated..." [04AUG2016]

KOLODZIEJCZYK, Steven kolodzs@washington.navy.mil "...To all VP-22 sailors that served our squadron from 1983-1988, hope everthing is well with you. My job in the squadron was mess cooking at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii Galley. If you are interested in conversing, feel free to send a email..." [26JUL2005]

KOLT, AO2 Richard obman50@yahoo.com "...After all these years, decided to re-surface - Dick Kolt (AO2) VP-24, Crew 6 3/73-9/76. NAS Keflavik, Iceland x2 (how about "Fish Condition 3"?), NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Bermuda, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, Kinloss, Canal Street, Stavanger...0200 pre-flights in NAS Keflavik, Iceland (winter of course-loading externals in 30kt cross winds, driving rain and sleet, 12 pt crampons on my boots-living large!)...dropping mail/supplies onto Jan Mayen out the main door (bombay doors inop so I was "requested" to don a SAR harness) ambient temp was -15F, we were doing 150kt or so-do the math...LT CC Johnson was our TACCO and he "voluntered??" to sit in the port aft observer station watching me kick the goods out the door-he was pointed forward-he MAY have thawed by now! Working the first big Yankees, working EVERYTHING off line that day, 3 P tubes, FF Tube + externals and coming home with 2 BT buoys - AT1 Jim Mason (RIP) really humped on that one, feeding the beast - we expended everything in 2 hours (plus another 20 or so Lofar I had lashed to the deck). HUMPTY DUMPTY! Looking for former Shipmates and "Traveling Men." Blue Skies..." [E-Mail Updated 12SEP2005 | 10OCT2004]

KOMAREK, Jon jk234@aol.com "...I served with VP-7 from 1963 to 1966 and VP-6 from 1972 to 1974..." [01DEC2009]

KOMENDAT, YN Roger "Pete" carolnpete@gmail.com "...I served with VP-11 (1959-1961) with deployments to NS Rota, Spain, NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 04FEB2013 | 14MAY2009]

KOMODA, Kurt Satoru agony@optonline.net "...I served with VP-47 between 1989-1992. I was known as AW3 Komoda back then and was Sensor One for CAC-9. I got out just before the squadron moved to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Though I have absolutely no desire to ever return to a forsaken lump of land like NAS Adak, Alaska. I certainly do miss flyin' in the Orion..." WebSite: http://www.geocities.com/agonyagogo [E-Mail/URL Updated 06FEB2001 | 31MAR98]

KOMP, Theodore J. johnmkomp@aol.com "...Assigned to duty VP-56 in 1954/56. Aircraft Marlin P5M-1 and P5M-2. Looking for anyone from the Squdron boats 1 thru 12..." [20FEB2000]

KOMZELMAN, Ed edwardk1@home.com "...Served as a Marlin (VP-40) in early 1956 as a fresh caught AD "A" school grad. Then I was drafted to the fighter community in mid 1956. Came back to the Mighty Marlins (Mitpitas Mullets?) in 1976. Did a few cruises as AMO and MMCO and went over to Hangar 1 to VP-31 in 1979 as MMCO. Did my last tour at NAS Sigonella, Sicily and retired here in 1985. Saw lots of Shipmates names, look forward to communicating! Signing up for the Reunion down here in October 1998..." [03AUG98]

KONIECZNY, Vickie dshackel@tampabay.rr.com "...I served as an "AZ" in VP-11 from Dec 89 to Aug 94. From there, I transferred to AIMD, NAS Oceana, where I was stationed for only 9 months. I was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP) FY95 and was commissioned as Ensign in June 97. I am currently in Pilot training at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida and will be rewarded my "Wings of Gold" 18DEC98. I hope to fly the SH-60B out of Mayport, Fl. I would love to hear from any old squadron Shipmates. There's nothing like good sea stories! Be safe out there!...I served in VP-11 from December 1989 - August 1994 as an "AZ". I'm currently flying H-46 helos out of HC-6, NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Still having a blast after all these years. P-3's are fun but they can't hover! Best of luck to everyone out there. I'd love to hear from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 19APR2000 | 27NOV98]

KONOS, Mark (Nick The Greek) Shipmate Pix Circa 1959 akula87@aol.com "...I served with VP-16 (Crew 6) flying the P-2V5F from 1959 to 1963. I would like to hear from all of my LF-6 Shipmates and VP-16 buddies..." [E-Mail Updated 31DEC2005 | E-Mail Updated 10MAR2005 | Updated ICQ 14AUG98 | 31MAR98] [ICQ# 9439117]

KONSTENIUS, AO2 Stephen A. vietvet582@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 Det Bravo at FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam 1969 to 1970. I was a EP-3B Small Arms Weapons Specialist and ELINT Operator aboard Crew-33..." [E-Mail Updated 22JAN2011 | 18MAY2010]

KONVALINKA, John jkonvalinka@email.msn.com "...I was a pilot in VP-26 from March 1957 until January 1959, (stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine with 2 deployments to Iceland) and then a PPC in VP-833 (NASNY -- Floyd Bennett) from Jan 1959 until early in 1965..." WebSite: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jkonvalinka/[24APR98]

KONCZEY, CAPTAIN Caroline B. http://www.psasd.navy.mil/co.asp "...Captain Konczey enlisted in the Navy after high school, serving three years active duty as a Radioman and four years as a drilling reservist. After graduating from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Science Degree, she returned to active duty and was commissioned an Ensign through Officer Candidate School in May 1979. Captain Konczey's first assignment was with Commander Patrol Reconnaissance Force SEVENTH Fleet, Kamiseya, Japan, as the Assistant Communications Officer and CMS Custodian. Subsequent assignments include: Navy Recruiting District, San Francisco, California, where she was an Officer Recruiter; VP-31, NAS Moffett Field, California as the Assistant Administrative Officer; Third Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan, where she was the Communications Officer; Commander Training Air Wing FOUR, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, as the Administrative Officer; Executive Officer of Navy Recruiting District Memphis, Tennessee; Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division Detachment, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, where she was the Executive Officer and acting Officer in Charge; and Commanding Officer of Naval Technical Training Center, Meridian, Mississippi. Prior to reporting as Commanding Officer Personnel Support Activity West, Captain Konczey was assigned to Commander Navy Personnel Command (BUPERS), Millington, Tennessee as Deputy Division Director, PERS-44, Restricted Line/Staff Corps Distribution and Special Placement. In addition, she served as the Fleet Support Officer head detailer and Executive Assistant to Commander, Navy Personnel Command. Captain Konczey earned a Master of Science Degree in Management from Webster University. She is also a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB Alabama. Captain Konczey is authorized to wear the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal,and various other service awards..." [03JUL2003]

KOON, AMS2 Dave Shipmate Pix Circa 1970 dkoon2007@comcast.net "...I served with VP-56 (1969-1972)..." [E-Mail Updated 21FEB2014 | PIX Added 08APR99 | 00APR98]

KOONTS, AT2 Billy Shipmate Pix Circa 1956 billkoonts@aol.com "...I was a crewman on a P5M with VP-56 from NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I started as an AT Airman and flew as Second Tech. When I got out of the Navy I was an AT-2 and was First Tech. I flew on 9 Boat P5M-1 and -2..." [PIX Added 13APR2002 | 16JUL2001]

KOONTZ, Robert (KIA) c/o his Grandson Robert Koontz kooter2626@aol.com "...I would like some help on researching the squadron my grandfather served with in WWII. His name was Robert Koontz and he was killed in action on August 7 or 8 1945. The only information I have on his his is training squadron which was VPB-197 in the states. If anyone could help me with this research and how to obtain his service records I would be truly thankful. I would also like to obtain any information on his crews last mission and how their plane was lost. Thanks for any help availabl3. I would also like to hear from any former squadron members who knew him..." [13MAY2002]

KOOY, Peter E. peterkooy@msn.com "...I served with VP-4, VP-5, VP-31, VP-16, VC-8, VP-30, and VP-31. I would like to give a shout out to all that served with me and to leave my E-Mail address. Out of all the squadrens I was in VP-5 was hands down the one I liked the best. Go Mad Fox Go!..." [11JAN2007]

KOPCZYK, Jon A. jkopczyk@gmail.com "...I served with VP-50 from 1989-1992 as the Disbursing Clerk. I remember all fun during the WestPac to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and the cold in NAS Adak, Alaska. I consider it an honor to have served with everyone in VP-50 and cherish to memories of my time with the squadron. Since leaving the Navy in 1992, I lived in San Antonio, TX for seven years before moving back home to Michigan in 1999. I now work as a Network Engineer for a Telecom company in Detroit. Please feel free to drop me a line..." [E-Mail Updated 09MAR2005 | E-Mail Updated 17MAR2003 | URL Removed 16JAN2003 | URL Listed 19APR2001 | 17APR2001]

KOPE, Charles L. chuckklancer@hotmail.com "...Was attached to VP-10 from 82-86 as FE on the P-3c flying with CAC-8 and boabob Kissinger..." [05MAR2010]

KOPER, CDR Harry (USNR) Retired hfk@verizon.net "...I served with VP-934 (AO E1/E5) from 1962 to 1967, VP-66 (Air Intell ENS/LT(jg)) from 1970 to 1972, VP-66 (Air Intell LT) from 1976 to 1978, VP-66 (Air Intell LCDR) from 1981 to 1983, VP-66 (Air Intell LCDR) and 1985 (Air Intell CDR) from 1985 to 1987..." [24JUN2011]

KOPP, PO2 Harold P. k2yzo@adelphia.net "...Served with VW-11 from 1960 - 1964. I was a Radar TEC PO2 and married a Newfie girl. Married in StJohns Nfld. Dec. 2 1961..." [23DEC2001]

KOPP, John jmk3260@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-17 (1978-1982). I am married with 3 beautiful daughters and 1 precious granddaughter. Live in the Poconos in beautiful Pennsylvania. God bless all..." [03DEC2012]

KOPPMANN, LT George C. geokoppmann@hotmail.com "...I served with VAW-11 NAS North Island, San Diego, California (Former Fudd (E1B) & Super Fudd (E2A) driver). Served aboard USS Bonhomme Richard Legacy (CVA-31), USS Oriskany (CVA-34), and USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) from 1962 to 1966. Please visit Carrier Airborne Early Warning Internet Air Wing..." [09SEP2002]

KORBEIN, J. R. "...VP-215 Mr. J. R. Korbein, 6601 NE 153rd Pl, Bothell, WA 98011-4332, 206-488-7872..." http://www.warships1.com/reunion_airgroup.htm [21DEC98]

KORBER, Ron G. ronkorber@comcast.net "...I served with VP-11 from August 1961 thru March 1965. I served as 2nd mechanic with CAC-1 (BUNO: 148359), CAC-7 (BUNO: 140155), and CAC-8 (BUNO: 145918). I would like to hear from CAC-1 crew members. CO CDR J. P. Richardson, LT R. Muller, LT(jg) M. Bartolomei, LT(jg) R. Read and ENS R. Pollock. Plane Captain R. Kitterman, AXC S. Grindle, AX3 R. Childress, AX3 A. Olson, AE2 R. Darge, AO2 E. Tuttle and AO3 J. McCord. If anyone out there knows any of the Shipmates listed above or anyone who was part of "LOVIN' ELEVEN" during this time period, pass on my email address. I would like to hear from them. Good Hunting and thank you..." [E-Mail Updated 04SEP2008 | E-Mail Updated 02OCT2001 | 08AUG99]

KORDESICH, John jomar@zbzoom.net "...Stationed at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada1962 to 1964 during Kennedy assassination. I was on the east barrier with Crew #2 VW-11 Captain Coonan. I was an ECM operator and radar tech ATR3 AC. Looking for old Shipmates that were on same flight..." [16MAY99]

KORN, Robert c/o His Brother Samuel Korn kamskorn@yahoo.com "...My brother, Robert Korn, served with VPB-118 Crew 8 in the Pacific as a waist/tail gunner aboard the PB4Y-2..." [16FEB2003]

KORTH, AW2 Jim "Giant" jkorth@mt.gov "...I served with VP-23 from 1972 to 1976 and still miss it..." [04DEC2009]

KOSBAB, ADR3 Larry RKosbab@aol.com "...I was with VP-60 from oct-71-74. Does any one ever hear from Ken Wiggens?..." [12DEC98]

KOSBAB, R. RKosbab@aol.com"...I was stationed at N.A.S. Glenview,Ill. from 71 to 74 with VP-60..."

KOSICKI, Bob bkosicki@snet.net "...Served as an AT2 in VP-6, NAS Barbers Pt, Iwakuni, 1960-63. Interested in hearing from other VP'ers. Perhaps a Reunion soon..." [02JUL98]

KOSLOFSKY, Les jeffreyk@md.metrocast.net "...I served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) (1967-1968) at the Navy Yard Philadelphia. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [14AUG2015]

KOSNOSKI, ADJ3 Robert robertkosie@aol.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1967 to 1968..." [22JAN2010]

KOSZELAK, Steve SKoszelak@cs.com "...Assigned to VP-30 in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in 1974. Transferred to NAS Jacksonville, Florida with VP-30 homeport change. Lead PN in advanced party. Transferred in August 1976. Would like to hear from anyone in VP-30 at the time..." [10NOV2000]

KOTECKI, ATC Martin Retired orionradio@hotmail.com

KOTOFF, AO1(AW/NAC) James W. Retired ordiejim@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-49 from Feburary 1980 to September 1983 (Crew 6 - participated in the only 9 P-3 formation flight ever coming home from NAS Sigonella, Sicily in 1982), VP-4 from October 1983 to December 1986 (Crews 7 and 11), VP-1 from February 1987 to April 1991 (Crew 6), PMTC/NAWC NAS Point Mugu, California from May 1991 December 1994, USS New Orleans LPH-11 from January 1995 to October 1997 and USS Constellation CV-64 from October 1997 to May 1999. I would like to hear from old Shipmates and am looking to purchase cruise books from VP-49..." [E-Mail Updated 05JUN2008 | E-Mail Updated 26MAR2000 | 09DEC99]

KOUCHNERKAVICH, Stephen F. HMSTD@AOL.COM "...I served with VP-50 1962-1966 at several locations: NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS North Island, San Diego, California, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Looking for other VP-50 P5M members. Please contact. Thanks, Kouch..." [05MAR99]

KOUKES, Lee lkoukes@aol.com "...I was the Lockheed Field Service Representative assigned to VP-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1968-1970. VP-11 was a great assignment before going back to the U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird..." [07JUL2005]

KOUNS, AT2 David davidk@tnni.net "...I was an AT-2 at NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco in VW-2 Det-A & VQ-2 from December 1954 to September 1956. Flew as the radioman on the old P2V and P4M #2209..." [E-Mail Updated 01APR2003 | E-Mail Updated 03JAN2003 | E-Mail Updated 15DEC2002 | 10SEP2000]

KOURY, CTO3 David Dkoury34@aol.com "...I was stationed in NS Rota, Spain with VQ-2 from April 1981 through August 1980. I was a CTO3 working behind the "Green Door". I have been keeping in touch with other VQ-2 vets via http://www.ClassMates.com. This is a great website. Thank you for the memories..." [28FEB2002]

KOURY, Selean koury82@verizon.net "...I served aboard NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone (1948-1950) and the USS Epperson (DD-719)..." [07AUG2012]

KOVACH, George c/o Dick Zeisel at eldoz@msn.com "...Served in VP-205 from Nov 42 - Oct 45... Saw a lot of action in the Atlantic and Pacific theatres.. Finished USN service as ARM 1/C, and sat a lot of circuit time! I can be reached thru my brother-in-law (ex-VP)..." [E-Mail Updated 05FEB99 | 05JAN98]

KOVENSKY, Dave rcdave.1@juno.com "...I served with VP-832 during the Cuban Missile Crisis as a P2V-5F Plane Captain on aircraft number 5. Still alive and kicking and have very fond memories of this experience. Am now enjoying retirement life in Albuquerque New Mexico..." [06JUL2004]

KOWALSKI, AT3 David kowalskiski@aol.com "...I served with VP-47 NAS Moffett Field, California 1988 thru Sept, 1991. I was a Aviation Electronic Tech., Groung Pounder. AT3. It was nice to see some of the names I served with. I'm sure you all will agree that the commaroderary we shared was something special. You find nothing like it on the outside. Good Luck to all and feel free to contact me..." [17JAN2005]

KOWELL, Steve alf287@webtv.net "...I served with ZW-1 from 1955 to 1957. At that time several guys and myself went aboard the USS Intrepid. I remember standing the night watch on the airships when the wind was blowing. What a trip. I also remember the landings and the takeoffs of the large airships. What a hoot! I worked in the sheet-metal shop and the office where I updated the airship manuals. ZW-1 was an Airship Squadron based out of NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey. Those airships held 1-million cubic feet of helium and had a large radar bubble on its belly. It also held a radar dome on top. It was quite impressive to see. And a real devil to take off. They were always heavier than hell! They were also real fun to land in a light wind. Fair sailing to all! Anyone there when I was?..." [29NOV2003]

KOZAK, Anton "Tony" c/o His Grandson Dawn M. Kozak DKozak1047@aol.com "...My Grandfather, Anton "Tony" Kozak turned 80 years old today. He asked me if I would track down his old unit on the net. He served in VPB-92 from 1943-1945. He was AMMIIC Tony Kozak at the time. It would be my pleasure to pass any information about his fellow squadron members along and get those that are still around back in touch. My Grandfather said that his "time in the Navy during WWII was one of the greatest and most memorable times of his life"..." [21JUL98]
UPDATE "...Tried to contact dkozak1047@aol.com about his grandfather who served in VPB-92 1943-1945. Came back e-mail address error...BOB MORAN rmoran1@roadrunner.com"

KOZLOWSKI, CS2 Ed hotglass@buddabellyglass.com "...I served with VP-56 from December 1968 through October 1969. Was a baker and also worked in the flight galley. How do I get a patch from the Dragons?..." [26JUL2005]

KOZUMPLIK, Michael kozetal@comcast.net "...I served with VP-48 from 1975 to 1978. Retired from Naval Reserve 2000. Currently flying for United Airlines..." [04OCT2003]

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