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Memorial Picture "...ACKERMAN, Barney "Bud"...My husband, Barney "Bud" ACKERMAN, lost his life in an accident near NAS Millington, Tennessee on August 23, 1969 while serving with VP-24. I would love to here from his Shipmates Chris Keizer (sp?) or Kaiser, Cpt K. L. Geitz or any others who remember him when we were stationed at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, NAS Millington, Tennessee, or NAS Sigonella, Sicily. We also lived at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island where he was with a VS squadron for a short time. I would really like to hear from anyone that remembers "Bud". Gloria Ackerman gvplaats@hotmail.com..." [22FEB2010]

ACCETURO, PH2 Carolyn cfawiley@att.net "...I served (SELRES) with VP-91 (1987-1991). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 27MAY2014 | 23APR99]

ACEVEDO, Angel R. aecsace8251@hotmail.com "...Originally from Colton, CA. joined the Navy in August 1983. After AE "A" school, went to VP-31 and did my ground pounding tour from 84-87. Went to Flight Engineer school in 87 at NAS Moffett Field, California, EGO-101 was still being taught. Joined VP-6 Blue Sharks in NAS Adak, Alaska in the worst winter in 2000 years in December 87 with Raul Addoms, it was an FE open book exam every flight. Survived a deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NSF Diego Garcia in the summer of '89. Deployed again to NAS Adak, Alaska in the winter of '91 with Ron Wood, saw Thule and had a great time doing the Blue Nose initiation with Brad Baca. Went on to VPU-2 in '92 with the Whipped Dogs with Scotty Mensen, I was on the road ALOT, and the kangaroo courts are a fond tradition. Transferred to VP-30 as an FE Instructor from 95-98, did Fleet IUT and Fleet NATOPS with Rock, had a great time on the team. Joined VP-9 in 98 and deployed to NSF Diego Garcia, and then again to NAS Misawa, Japan in the winter of '99. I still love the Flying and travelling..." [Updated BIO/E-Mail 17DEC2000 | 04APR98]

ACHEE, Tim ttachee@iddconnect.net "...I was in VP-50 from 1963-1966 and was the 4 Tech in Crew 9 along with Raymond Brooks, Collier Futch, John Wiggins, Bob Lindsey, Dennis Tucker, James Kiviniemi, Emmit Franklin, Ron Prachniak, Jerry Iakson, Art St.Cyr and Bobby Butler, PPc's Dave Ekleberry, John Web, John Droghi and Ensign Schrade, Great Bunch of guys!..." [04MAY2000]

ACHIBALD, Joe josan912@gulftel.com "...Served with VP-6. The e-mail address is only for the winter months. My permanent e-mail will change in late March. I was an AL3 in crew 9 in '53 with Lt Franco as pilot. Have a question for anyone who deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska in the fall of 54..." [20FEB98]

ACKERMAN, AWCS(AW) Donnie Retired Ackro Picture ...circa 1976...Ackro Picture ackro@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1975 to 1978, VP-10 from 1978 to 1980, and VP-31 from 1980 to 1984..." WEBSITE: http://users.southeast.net/~ackro3/ [E-Mail Updated 20JUL2003 | 00XXX97]

ACKERMAN, PN3 Greg gack12708@msn.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1967 to 1970. I arrived as an Airman and change to Seaman and moved to Personnel then to Education Office. I truly enjoyed my years with VP-22 and would do it all over again. In 1971 I attended ASU and graduated in 1976 with BS in Accounting. As of 2009, I am living in the Minneapolis area..." [05JAN2009]

Memorial Picture "...ACKERMANN, George R. "Russ"...George Russell "Russ" Ackermann, 67, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at his home in Stuart, FL with support by Treasure Coast Hospice, Crisis Care Unit. He resided in Stuart for the past 13 years, moving from Idaho Falls, ID in April 1996. He was born May 30, 1942 in Wheeling, WV, the eldest son of George Andrew and Josephine Mary (Miller) Ackermann (both deceased). He attended parochial schools in Wheeling, graduating from Central Catholic High School in 1960. He received a B.S. in physics in 1964 from Wheeling College (nka Wheeling Jesuit University) in West Virginia and earned his M.S. in physics in 1972 from Akron University in Ohio. During his education years, he was active in music, tennis, basketball and football, earning a letter in tennis at Wheeling College. Russ served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War era, enlisting Nov. 8, 1965. He attended basic training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, educated at various "A" schools (including a position as trumpeter with the U.S. Navy Band at NAS Memphis, Tennessee) and then transferred to Patrol Squadron Four (VP-4) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as an Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator (AW3). He participated in two deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan with adjunct service in Vietnam, Taiwan and the Philippines. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 3, 1969 at Long Beach Naval Shipyard in California and was decorated with the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with one bronze star. After his discharge in 1969, he returned to Wheeling with a new wife and three stepchildren. He was primarily employed as a tire engineer with General Tire in Akron, OH; followed by a career as a software designer in Enka, NC; a mathematician with NOAA in Idaho Falls, ID; and a mathematician/computer specialist for Perot Industries (headquartered in Plano, TX). He was an accomplished musician, a Ham Radio Operator (with the certification of "Extra") and participated as emergency coordinator for the Martin County ARES/RACES group. Russ was dedicated to "giving back." This was evidenced by his adjunct professorship at Indian River State College (IRSC). Because of his love of airplanes and dreams of someday becoming a pilot, he undertook private pilots' training and accomplished the difficult task of passing his "solo" flight. He was a member of the Miles Grant Country Club and the Stuart-Jensen Beach Elks Lodge #1870 of Stuart. In his retirement years, he was first trumpet of the Stuart Community Band, an avid golfer and loved playing tennis. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Arlene L. (Brown) Ackermann of Stuart; three stepchildren, Mrs. David P. Godin (Karen A. Buchholz) of Glastonbury, CT, Robert E. Buchholz (Nancy) of Omaha, NE and Ms. Trudy E. Buchholz of Stuart; two brothers, David E. Ackermann of Wheeling and Michael J. Ackermann Sr. (Bonnie) of Bellaire, OH; several nieces and nephews; eight step-grandchildren; and two step-greatgrandsons. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Martin Funeral & Crematory in Stuart. A funeral service will be at a later date in January in the chapel of Mary and Joseph at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, with private family burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Wheeling to follow. The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, Crisis Care Unit, 1201 SE Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997..." Contributed by ANDRUSZKEWICZ, Steve "Andy" sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [17DEC2009]

ACKERMANN, George R. "Russ" alafl@comcast.net "...I served with VP-4 from 1966 to 1969. I made two deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was a member of Flight Crews 1, 7, and 9. Met my wife, Arlene, in 1968. We are desirous of being notified of any VP-4 Reunions and/or ANY informal gatherings of VP-4 members in and/or around the Florida area and we welcome the contact of any Shipmates who may have served with me during my years with VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." Website: http://home.comcast.net/~alafl/ack07/ [E-Mail/BIO/URL Updated 08APR2008 | E-Mail/URL Updated 28MAY2002 | 21DEC99]

ACKERSON, Gary garyaaz@yahoo.com "...I joined VP-42 in the spring of 1963 when we were transitioning from P5Ms to P2V5s. I flew radio and jez. in crews 1, 7, and 5. I've never since felt as much a part of a group as I did in the crews I served with. We still have some P2Vs in the boneyard here in Tucson. I'd love to hear from any Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 15DEC2011 | 24DEC97]

ACORD, Ray MAcord@cs.com "...Assigned to VU-5A in February, 1958 at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Crew member in Jig Dogs for two years. I would be interested in communicating with anyone who served in VU-5A from 1958 through 1960. I have some great memories. Even the few misadventures aren't so bad looking back. Now, I'm looking for old Shipmates..." [20AUG2001]

ACOSTA, AB3 Ramon J.racosta@bellsouth.net "...I served with FASRON-106 from 1955 to 1957. I fueled and beach seaplanes during this period. Looking for anyone that I served with during this time frame..." [09APR2006]

ACOSTA, David Jr. dacosta143@sbcglobal.net "...Join Navy in 1963. End up VP-50 September in NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Worked mailroom for a while under Chief Bradford. My buddies were James F. Ford - Bengamin Gary Inciong - Dale Lunt - Ken Meadows - Art St.Cyr - Nicholas W. Ream - and everybody else in the VP-50. Of course I was the mail handler for the souadron. I moved on to Mechanic Shop. We deployed back to NAS North Island, San Diego, California in 1964 I think. Moved up to 2nd Mechanic in Crew 9 under Ike Isikson Barbarian Beer Drinking plane crew leader. Learn a lot from him don't get me wrong. Deployed again to the NS Sangley Point, Philippines flying working parting site seeing P I and again deploying to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Aqs soon as we landed there the crew would go to the Seaplane Tender. Art St.Cyr and I would jumping in the bay swimming like acouple of kids at the creek. In Japan we R=in Heroshima. Ford lunt inciong meadows and me R+R hirohima~onetime had a ball. I found Nick Ream in Slydal, Louisiana but haven't found any bodyelse. I drive a 18 wheeler getting bald got a guts! tll drink beer and party. Nascar fan. Oh found Raliegh and Dougie Miles too. HOPE SOMEBODY REMEMBERS David Acosta Jr...." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 12JUN2006 | 21JAN2006]

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