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Memorial Picture "...VINE, Thomas A...It saddens me to report than my former Shipmate, Thomas A. Vine, passed away circa 1990 in Yuma, AZ. aka "Good Old Tommy Vine" "GOTV" gone but not forgotten. Tom was a fellow Crew-4 Shipmate while serving with VP-4 (1962-1963). Tom also served with VO-67 (1967-1968)...Steve/Andy Andruszkewicz sgpa2zfmly@aol.com..." [Updated 27JUN2013 | 29APR2005]

Memorial Picture "...VINCENTI, ETC James Retired...Shipmate Pix...In honor of my Dad, ETC James Vincenti Retired, whom recently passed away. I would like to get information on a picture found in his belongings. It is a color picture from the mid 1950's of my Dad (Corpsman 2nd Class at that time) with wife and three young kids awaiting to board a VR-2 Glenn Martin MARS flying boat in Hawaii heading to NAS Alameda, California. He had told me was the very last Glenn Martin MARS flight from Hawaii to NAS Alameda, California. I have always wanted to find more info or even a flight manifest of the flight. I had found the photo after my Dad's passing away last month and have a renewed interest. Can anyone help me? My Dad was quite the character and worked at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania RESASWTAC for many years in the 1970's to 1980's. Thank you. John S. Vincenti johnnyvnt4@yahoo.com..." [16OCT2009]

VIANO, Jerry jerry@viano.net "...Any 'White Lightnings' (VP-17) still out there? Was part of crew 7 or 10 (can't remember:) as the 2nd mech. from 1972 - 1974. Too bad the flight engineer was a turd; didn't care to teach me much. Believe CDR Ketchum was the CO when I left NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1974. Pretty sad it was closed. Fond memories of the det to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines..." [10APR2002]

VIAU, AW1 Charles "Chuck, Charlie" Retired cviau@beld.net "...I served with RTU-92 (197-1972) Replacement Training Unit, VP-92 and VP-92 (1972-1976) as a Acoustic Instructor and NATOPS Evaluator, and RESASWTAC (1976-1978) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as an Instructor..." [E-Mail Updated 20SEP2014 | E-Mail Updated 31OCT2008 | E-Mail Updated 27JUN2001 | 17MAY99]

VICK, AO2 David W. dvick@erols.com "...I served with VP-60 as an Aircrew AO from AUG '90 to FEB '94. I had the best times of my Naval career with this squadron and will never forget the great deployments and all the great people that I served with. I've since earned a commission in the Army National Guard and am serving as a Detachment Commander for a heavy engineer construction unit in MD. I look forward to hearing from any old squadron mates..." [11FEB99]

VICK, YN Elsa Delacruz vickelsa@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-44 from May 1989 through November 1990, then I traveled on to VQ-1 from November 1990 through November 1993. I was a YN and my husband Michael was an AD. We are now both Paratroopers in the US Army. Loving live, but missing our former Shipmates..." [19DEC2001]

VICKERS, Mike voiger@aol.com "...I was in VP-45 from September 1972 to January 1976. It was my first duty station and I came aboard as an airman and left as an AD3. After leaving VP-45 I went to AIMD at NAS Sherman Field, Pensacola, Fla. from 76-80 where I managed to make it to AD2 before leaving the Navy in Jan80. After leaving the Navy I worked for various major aircraft manufactures til 1993. In 1994 I started driving big rigs over the road and I now own and operate a small trucking company. Through it all I have had lots of good times as well as bad times. Some of the best times and memories come from my time in VP-45. If there is anyone visiting this site that remembers me, please drop me a line. I would enjoy hearing from you..." [27SEP2000]

VICKERS, AT1 Steve svickers@houston.rr.com "...I served with VP-1 Crew 10 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1974 to 1977..." [E-Mail Updated 05MAR2004 | 19DEC99]

VICKERY, AW3 ROBERT RobtVickery@cs.com "...I served with VP-4 from 1969-1972..." [08SEP2000]

VIDRINE, Stephen M. viddy1@aol.com "...Retired 2 years ago out of VP-45..." [21NOV99]

VIEBROCK, ATN2 Fred W. fwviebrock@att.net "...I sserved with VP-832 at NAS New York, New York from 1958 to 1962 as ATN and A/C COMM. I was born on Staten Island, NY and attended NY public schools and Wagner College. I entered the USNR/NYNM after New Dorp High School in 1953 and was attached to surface battalion 3-27 and rose to RM3. I transferred to VP-832 in 1958, changed rate to ATN2 and qualified for crew status in COMM/ECM/MAD/SONO. In 1961 VP-832 was recalled to active duty at NAS New York, New York until August 1962. From 28 March to 24 April 1962 I flew with Crew-11 he flew patrols from NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I was discharged after deactivation and am now a retired PHD research biochemist and lives with 50+ years wife, Leah, in Mount Pleasant, SC since 1994..." [26MAR2010]

VIGEANT, AWC Paul Retired nasbackyard@earthlink.net "...Served as student VP-31 NAS NORIS early summer of 66, then to VP-31 det A NAS MFT. Arrived VP-9 deployed to Naha. VP-9 8-66/1-70, VP-31 acustic instructor 1-70/7-74 (acoustic inst for Spanish AF), PATWING ONE det Agana 10-74/10-77, USS FORRESTAL CV59 (CV TSC) 11-77/11-79, NATTC MFS AW(A)school inst 12-79/12-82 then back to VP9. Retired 8-85. I now have a son that is a LTjg flying with HS7 ready to deploy on USS ENTERPRISE CVN65..." [20OCT98]

VIGNEUR, PR1 Nicholas E. nicholas.vigneur@us.army.mil "...I served with VP-62 (AME/PR Shop) from 1995 to 1999..." [02MAY2010]

VIGIL, Roy "Taco Bender" rangervigil@hotmail.com "...I'm looking for Shipmates from VP-47 from 1974-1977. I worked on the fightline..." [26APR2000]

VIGLIONE, Tony choices2461@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-46 (1959-12/1962)..." [04SEP2014]

VIGNES, Hilary K. HKVELP@aol.com "...I'm a native of Baton Rouge, LA who flew with VW-11 as an AEW Radar Operator from 11/63 - 7/65. I flew with the VW-4 Hurricane Hunters as a radioman from 7/65 - 9/66 when I was discharged..." [22MAR99]

VIGORITO, Tom tvigor@verizon.net Shipmate Pix "...I served with VP-26 (1962-1964) as TACCO CAC-8, VP-18 Crew-3, NAVal FACility (NAVFAC) Grand Turk (1965-1966), NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1967-1970), CARrier DIVision (CARDIV)-16 (1970-1971), COMmander NAVal AIR Force U.S. AtLANTic Fleet (COMNAVAIRLANT) (1971-1974), USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42) (1975-1976) and the Fleet Combat Directions SystemS Activity (FCDSSA) Dam Neck (1976-1979). I retired from Northrop Grumman in 2009 amd now living in Virginia Beach..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 19FEB2015 | 01MAR98]

VIGUS, AWC(AW) Nolan Duane (Dewey) usnawc@hotmail.com "...VP-1 (Aug 76- Sep 79), VX-1 (Feb 80-Feb 83), VP-6 (Apr 83 - Nov 87), FASO NAS North Island, San Diego, California (Feb 88 - Mar 91), ASWOC/TSC NAS Adak, Alaska (May 91 - Feb 94), FASO NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (Mar 94 - Jun 97), SERE Instructor NAS Brunswick, Maine Jul 97 - Present). I retired from Maine in October 1999 and moved to Pilot Point Texas..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14JUL2000 | E-Mail Updated 13JUL2000 | 11MAY98]

VILLA, AT1 Matt Retired matthew.villa@gmail.com "...I served with VP-4 for eight years and flew with Crew-8. Miss Y'all!..." [12AUG2012]

VILLASENOR, Guillermo J. memovillasenor@hotmail.com "...I was with VP-9 from 1985 to 1989 at NAS Moffett Field, California. I worked in Maintenance Control and Quality Assurance as an Aviation Maintenance Administrationman. I left the squadron in 89 while we were deployed to B.I.O.T Diego Garcia..." [27DEC2000]

VILLAREAL, AFCM Abe c/o ADCS David L. Adams bbadams@haysco.net"...AFCM Abe Villareal, Training Wing Four, NAS Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas 78419. He served with VP-1, from Apr72-Jul76..."

VILLEGAS, AZ2 Robert robertjulmel@cox.net "...I served with VP-44 in Maintenance Control from 1973 to 1976. Anxious to hear from all that remember me from that time. I now work for the U.S. Postal Service in San Diego, Ca. Nothing has ever matched the comradership associated with my Navy years. I foundly remember the good times and the great people I got to know and work for during those wonderfull years, it's been a pleasure. I will respond back to all ASAP!..." [E-Mail Updated 24APR2003 | E-Mail Updated 27DEC2001 | E-Mail Updated 31MAR2001 | 27JUN2000]

VILLERS, Joe jvillers@hotmail.com "...I served at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from Jan. 1958 thru Jan. 1961. VW-15 March of 1960 thru Jan. 1961 as an AE2. I have some pictures but cannot remember very many names..." [15MAR99]

VILLOTTI, John P. jvillotti01@sprintpcs.com "...It's been a long time since I've talked to anyone from VP-90 other than Grizz. I think about everyone often. After a six year break from active duty I enlisted in the Naval Reserve as an EO in the SeaBees and am currently in NMCB-15, Detachment 0815 out of NMCRC St. Louis. We are attached to the 9th Regiment based out of Port Hueneme (across the street from NAS Point Mugu, California) and after two deployments to Iraq, we are on the schedule for rotation again. I will be taking the Chief's exam this February and after exhausting all options for a commission in the Navy will apply for the LDO program in October 2007. That will be my last chance for gas due to my age and will then finish out my last fours years and retire. My wife Nanci (Jacobs) took orders to Moffitt Field CA after Glenview and after eight years of active duty she also joined the Naval Reserve. She changed rates from PR to SK and is attached to FISC Yokuska main body also out of NMCRC St. Louis. She currently has two years left until retirement..." [02AUG2006]

VINAS, AMS1(AW) Robert R. Retired rrvinas1958@bigriver.net "...I served with VXE-6 (1977-1981), VX-1 (1981-1984), VXE-6 (1984-1989), VS-22 (1989-1994) and AIMD NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1994-1996) when I retired..." [28JUL2011]

VINCENT, Jeff "Vinny" jvincent31@juno.com "...I served with VAW-114 (1988-1990)..." [04FEB2014]

VIOLETTE, AMS1 Bob rviolette@co.lubbock.tx.us "...Hi. I was in VT-26 from 1970 to 1973 as AMS-3 from there I went to Maridian Mississippi to learn about the T-2 trainers after that I was stationed in NAS North Island, San Diego, California to learn Helicopters specifically the UH-1N huey. I went to NAS Agana, Guam at the SAR Unit from 1973 to 1977. I achieved the rank of AMS-2. Does anybody remember Typhoon Pamela or Operation New Life with the evacuation of Viet Nam? I was reassigned to MCAS YUMA Az. in 1977 to 1980 and received an Honorable Discharge as AMS-1. I am currently a Deputy for the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office in Lubbock TX. Anyone that remembers me please E-Mail me. Would love to here from you..." [20AUG2005]

VISNAW, AK Bill onontda@comcast.net "...I served with ATU-611 through it redesignation to VT-28 from 1959 to 1962. I worked as a AK in supply and a part time crew member..." [05NOV2009]

VITALE, AT3 David G. vp23tron@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-23 from 1981 until 1984. Served as an "O" level technician. Deployed to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal / NS Rota, Spain 1983, NAS Bermuda 1983, NAS Sigonella, Sicily 1984, Detachment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland 1983, and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR 1984. Started the tron schools in Millington, Ten. where I met my best friend Steve Wingard and from there went to NAS Jacksonville, Florida for P-3CUII.5 Comm/Nav School. Both Steve and I were lucky enought to be transferred from there to the same squadron. Looking at the list of men brought back warm feelings of good times. One of my favorite stories is from deployment to NAS Bermuda. AE3 Cronce thought he could out-drink the Tron shop. Little did he know we were very experienced in the throw back of Jack Daniels. We were working the Mid-shift and after shop turnover at 7:00 a.m we promptly headed to the beach for our competition. It was a hot sunny day and Cronce was a very fair skinned guy with Blonde hair. To cut the story short he fell asleep on the picnic table, which of course required the help of the base Security and a van to move him. When he woke up later that evening to report to work he noticed he somehow lost his eyebrows and moustache. This did look very weird because where there was once hair there was now WHITE skin which had a lot of contrast to the red sunburn he got from sleeping on the Picnic table! Want to say hi to Mikey Difar I liked your story and update. Shouts out to Garrett Billmire, Victor Smith and Paul Collins. Glad to hear your ok. I'll be contacting all of you shortly. I'm an officer in a construction company that specializes in interior fitout. I enjoy my Harley and my 26' go fast off shore boat. Want to end with one thing...it wasn't until my NAS Keflavik, Iceland detachment that I knew what L.J. stood for. I always thought it was LIMA JULIET but AXC Larry Johnson(IFT) let me know then that they were his intials! Follow Us!..." [03OCT2004]

VITAL, Jim vitalsigns10@desupernet.net "...Hi. I served in VP-10 Patrol Squadron stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine from Dec 1952 to Aug 1954. I would like to hear from any who was there at that time. I am also looking for a Squadron patch and or a T-shirt with the P2V3 in flight on it. Thanks for your help..." [14FEB99]

VIVIAN, AX1 Bill billvivian123@gmail.com "...I served as AX2 IFT on Crew-1 VP-22 from 1975 to 1978 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with off base roommates Ed Russell and Mike Terhaar. Later shore duty was calibration & repair NAS North Island, San Diego, California as AX1. I was in the reserves with VP-94 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana 2 years while finishing college. Iíve been aerospace industry with McDonnell Douglas and now Rockwell Collins with the F-35 helmet display system. I miss crew commadery and the mission..." [30MAY2012]

VIVLAMORE, Jack Shipmate Pix Circa 1956 jvroadrunner@aol.com "...I served with VP-26 stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine from November 1953 to November 1956 as an AE2 Flight Crew. Members included LCDR Virgle McCormick, Pete Stamus, Hamrick, Wilson, Yulle, Latimer, and Krebs. Our Shop Chief Wilkes, AE1 Brown, and Division Officer LT Aron..." [Updated PIX 20OCT2000 | E-Mail Added 10DEC99 | 24JUN99]

VIVONA, LT Anthony S. "Punisher" asvivona@nps.navy.mil"... completed Navy Flight School as a Naval Flight Officer in DEC 1991, and was assigned to VQ-2 (EP-3 Aries aircraft) in Rota, Spain from 1992-1995. During this tour, I had opportunities to visit Italy, Crete, Portugal, Turkey, and Germany..." WEBSITE: http://dubhe.cc.nps.navy.mil/~asvivona/

VIZENA, AW2 Daniel vizenadaniel@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 (1986-1990). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [20AUG2014]

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