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Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix Shipmate Pix"...ECCLES, LT(jg) Robert O....My dad, LT(jg) Robert O. Eccles, served with VP-2 in the late 1950's as navigator/co-pilot with Crew Twelve. He passed away on February 19, 2005. He had been admitted to the hospital for a hip replacement brought on by prostate cancer that had spread and made his bones brittle. He never left the hospital. He had some sort of infection, went into septic shock and they couldn't keep his blood pressure up. I always loved hearing about his time in the Navy. I'm sure what he told me only scratched the surface. I now wear his flight jacket with pride. I put his Crew Twelve patch on it, along with a nameplate I had made. He was also a member of VA(HM-10, and I put that patch on his jacket, too. I'm ordering a VP-2 patch from the Patrol Squadron Two Association's Ship's Store to go with the others. I also plan to join the Patrol Squadron Two Association. I'm planning on attending the squadron's Reunion in Washington in September, although I may only be able to make the last couple of days. I'm looking forward to the Whidbey Patrol Sqaudron Memorial, and I'll be buying a brick with my dad's name on it. I'm really looking forward to meeting some of the guys my dad flew with. My e-mail contact with some of them has shown that they're truly a class bunch. I have a lot of my dad's Navy stuff, including wings, cruise/deployment books, model planes and paintings. I'm proud of his military service, and I hope I can help keep the memory of those who served alive...Robert Clark Eccles rceccles@hotmail.com..." [PIX Added 28JAN2006 | PIX Added 27JAN2006 | 26JAN2006]


ECKARDT, LT Lothar E. P3LEX@AOL.COM "...Joined VP-10 APRIL 95. Proud to be a LANCER Currently PPC of CAC-5 (THE FUN LOVIN CRIMINALS) BT is our thing. I was a prior AW in VP-11 84-87 and VP-44 88-90. I would love to hear from old Shipmates..." [02MAY98]

ECKHARDT, Walter L. walteckhardt@comcast.net "...I served with VP-24 (1965) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia with deployments to NS Rota, Spain and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I flew as a Radioman aboard the P2 BUNO: 131557. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [22JUL2013]

ECKERT, AT1 Vicky L. vickster@fidalgo.net"...I flew with VQ-2 from Aug 91 to Sep 94. I'm currently attached to VQ-1 as a aircrewman..."

ECKHARDT, Charlie ceckhard@gibraltar.k12.wi.us "...I served with VP-47 from 1987 to 1990. I had a great time and made some good friends. I would like to hear from my old Shipmates..." [15MAY2004]

ECKSTEIN, SK1 Stan Retired slick42@mac.com "...I served with FASRON-831 at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York from 1960 to 1962. I was a 2X4 (Two years active four years reserve) Reservist and retired from the Naval Reserves after 20 years. I also served aboard the USS Boulder (LST 1190) and left as SK1 with the Reserve COastal Mine Patrol (COOP) Mine Unit 2204 in 1992 after the Gulf War..." [02MAY2011]

ECKSTROM, CAPTAIN Reed http://www.atsugi.navy.mil/ATSUGI/Captain_Reed_Eckstrom.html "...Capt. Reed Eckstrom hails from Marshall, MN, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Southwest State University. After graduation, he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy through the Aviation Reserve Officer Candidate Program, based at NAS Pensacola, Florida. He earned his wings of gold and was designated a Naval Aviator after completing flight training at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. Capt. Eckstrom's first tour of duty took him to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as a member of VP-6, known as the Blue Sharks. While there he completed deployments to the Philippines and the Indian Ocean. From there his first shore tour was as an intern at the Command, Control and Communications Directorate for the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Upon finishing his internship he became the Operations, Maintenance Navy/Navy Reserve Program Analyst at the Naval Personnel Command. Capt. Eckstrom then reported to the USS CONSTELLATION as the antisubmarine warfare officer and tactical action officer. Again during this tour he completed cruises to the North Arabian Sea where he was involved in the initial procedures for escorting merchant tankers into the Persian Gulf. Following this tour he reported to NAS Moffett Field, California and Fleet Readiness Squadron VP-31 as Administrative Officer and instructor pilot. Returning to sea duty, he reported as safety officer to VP-9, and by the end of his tour he deployed to NSF Diego Garcia as the squadron's operations officer. His next shore duty tour brought him to the Pacific Northwest as training officer for CPW-10, where he coordinated training requirements for VP squadrons re-located on NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. During this tour he selected for command and reported to Training Air Wing 5 at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida. Under Capt. Eckstrom's leadership as executive and commanding officer, his squadron was a test bed for integrating U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy pilot training. Following this tour he went back to sea as USS CONSTELLATION's navigator, and completed a deployment to the Persian Gulf. Most recently, Capt. Eckstrom served as the executive officer for NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in Washington state. Capt. Reed Eckstrom is currently NAS Atsugi, Japan Commanding Officer..." [16JUN2003]

ECOTT, Lee H. Lee4825@aol.com "...I was in VP-24 Dec-1959 to June 1960, However spent the rest of my tour. VP-4 Okinawa 1961 thru 1963. Many great times & friends during those times, especially typhoon fly aways & Hong Kong R&R's. Would like more info letters, etc. via e-Mail...I was in VP-4 June 61 thru August 63. Flew with Crew #10 first Year. Moved to 1st Tech on Crew #1 in 1962. Had the pleasure of flying the 1st P2V-7 in the Squadron from NAS Alameda, California back to NAHA 150280. Looking for old Shipmates furing that time period. Looking forward to the Reunion..." [04FEB98]


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