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Memorial Picture "...EDDY, Francis Shipmate Pix...Juneau and former longtime Sitka resident Francis Edward Eddy, 84, died peacefully, surrounded by family at his daughter's home in Juneau. He was 84. He was born Dec. 28, 1925, in Chelan, Wash., to Glendon and Jessie Eddy and was raised in the famous apple country of the Wenatchee Valley. A veteran of two wars, he attended Wenatchee High School until his junior year before entering the U.S. Navy. During World War II, he served as an aviation radio man from 1943 to 1946 until returning to school and graduating from Broadway High School in Seattle. In 1950, he returned to active duty in the VP-28 Crew-9 as an aviation radioman on a patrol bomber in the Korean conflict. He was discharged from the Navy in February 1952, and in April, he moved to Sitka. He held numerous jobs around town: at Columbia Lumber and Sitka Janitor Service, before starting work at the Alaska Lumber and Pulp Co. on Nov. 2, 1959, as cut-off sawyer. During his long career at ALP he worked at a number of jobs and eventually retired as Supervisor of the Wood Room. In 1953, he married Florence and raised seven children. He loved fishing, taking his wife and family on camping trips, berry picking, harvesting herring eggs, picnicking, reading, listening to jazz, watching television and writing. He also had a strong interest in sports as an Atlanta Brave fan and Little League coach. After retiring, he received his associate degree from the Sitka Community College. He lived his last days in Juneau by his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Florence "Flossie" Eddy; brother, Albert "Bud" Conklin; daughter, Shirley Sutton Dreadfulwater; son-in-law, Scott Douglas; granddaughter, Hatty Eddy; and longtime friend and companion, his dog, Bandit. He is survived by his sons, Gary and Bernadette Eddy and Rocky Eddy, of Juneau; daughters, Karen Eddy and William Ambrose, of Fairbanks, Francine Eddy Jones and Laird Jones, Kitty Eddy, of Juneau, and Nancy Douglas, of Sitka; grandchildren, Mitch Wright, Justin Jones, Hayden Eddy (mother Amiee Rinehart), Tammy Eddy, Lindsay Ambrose and Stephen Davis, Leslie Ambrose, Christopher Eddy and family, Erin Hines and family, adopted grandson Don and Diana Wright; and great-granddaughter, Victoria Wright; best friend and companion, his dog, Scooby; and numerous extended family members in Alaska and Washington, including sister-in-law, Irene Roberts and family, sisters, Jessie and Karl Hendrickson, of Mesa, Ariz., Wilma Johnson, of Wenatchee, Wash., and niece, Alberta and Tom Cohen, of Seattle, Wash. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 3. His celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Sitka Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall with graveside services immediately following at the Sitka National Cemetery. Join the family for dinner at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Sitka ANB Hall. Feel free to bring a salad or dessert to share. During this time, family and friends are welcome to share their stories, poems, songs and remarks. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sitka Animal Hospital in his memory. The family may be contacted via Francine Eddy Jones, 9171 Skywood Lane, Juneau, AK 99801..." Contributed by Laird Jones (Son-In-Law) jnujones@gci.net [10FEB2010]

Memorial Picture "...EDGAR, AK1 John R....I would like to honor my father AK1 John R. Edgar Retired of VP-90. My dad passed away on June 16, 1998. To all who served with him you meant alot to him. He always spoke of his Navy days as the best time in his life. Thank you for all you done for him...Bruce Edgar DELETE_huskerfan105@hotmail.com..." [18OCT2002]

Memorial Picture "...EDMONDS, AMS1 L. A...My Grandfather, AMS1 L. A. EDMONDS, passed away last Easter and he never talked much about his military carear. He was a FE and served with VP-24, VP-26, VP-30 and VP-44 from 1955 to 1975. I am looking for challenge coins from that time im trying to put together a memorial of his military service and just find out a lilte but more about my Grandfather. Ashlee fear_personfied@bellsouth.net..." [02APR2009]

EDDY, Francis feddy@ptialaska.net "...Served as 2 nd radioman, crew 9 at Barbers Pt. and Itami, Japan...."

Shipmate Requested Name Removal  [Shipmate Removed 23FEB2004 | 20FEB2004]

EDLSTEIN, Dan dan_edelstein@hp.com "...NFO at VXN-8, 1976-78 ... I left the Navy in '81 and joined Hewlett-Packard in Vancouver ... still at HP after 18 years ... VXN-8 was *GREAT* duty, many fond memories ... I'm sure others have already said this, but I really feel like an anachronism when I gaze up at the sky on a starry night and think of all the hours I spent doing celestial nav ... now you can buy an inexpensive but extremely accurate satellite nav system for your car! Well, anything's better than those Litton-51 inertial nav systems..." [26MAY99]

EDELSTEIN, Leonard "...VP-74/VPB-74 Mr. Leonard Edelstein, 5676 Shinfield Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-6744, 804-479-1448..." http://www.warships1.com/reunion_airgroup.htm [21DEC98]

EDENS, AMS1 Eldon W. "Ed" eldon@ownercarry.com "...Served in VP-21 from 1958 to 1961, was a crew-member on LH-2, made both the Malta and NAS Sigonella, Sicily Deployments. Great years..." [02MAY2007]

EDGAR, CDR Bill Retired bill@qatworks.com "...I closed RTC Memphis boot camp (last class through) in summer 1973; AW-A school following that at NATTC Memphis; then SERE/DWEST at FASOTRGRUPAC San Diego; VP-31 RAG NAS Moffett Field, California; and VP-47 NAS Moffett Field, California 1974-1975 with NAS Agana, Guam / NAS Adak, Alaska split-site deployment as an AW3. Did USCG OCS in 1981 after graduating from Cleveland State; retired as a Coast Guard Commander in 2002. Especially looking for John Cutcher, Mike and Rob Johnson, Mark Williams, Gil Hodges, Steve Hotchkiss but would love to hear from any and all VP-47 shipmates from that era!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 21APR2005 | 04MAY99]

EDGAR, AZ1(AW) Jim james.edgar@navy.mil "...Served with VP-92 NAS Brunswick, Maine from December 1996 to March 2002. Great squadron in a great location. Haven't left the MPR community yet, still serving. Currently statoned at AIMD NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as the DBA. Any former Minutemen feel free to contact me at any time..." [26MAR2004]

EDGAR, AWC Jim Retired edgar.james@bresnan.net "...I served with VP-60 from 1973-1977, VP-66 from 1977-1981, RESASWTRACEN from 1981-1984, VP-60 from 1984-1989, and retired 1989. I like the idea of a VP-60 Reunion. And would like hear from more Cobras..." [E-Mail Updated 14MAY2010 | E-Mail Updated 14APR2003 | 06FEB98]

EDGAR, John johnEFSU@bellsouth.net "...VP-24! 1976-78 It is a real surprise to find this network. I was just a kid out of high school, but the memories of those deployments ( NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Keflavik, Iceland) are some of the most vivid. I would not trade them for gold....(well maby gold). I have always found it ironic that all those sonobouys we threw away are made right here in my home town (DeLand, FL)..." [10JAN2000]

EDGE, John gordonedge@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-26 (12/1967-07/1968) with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. I flew with CAC-11..." [24MAY2012]

EDGECOMB, AMH Duane Lee maineman57@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-23 (1973-10/1976) with deployments to NS Rota, Spain (06/1974-11/1974) and NAS Bermuda (1975). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12NOV2011]

EDGERLY, Leland C. leeedge@ns.net "...VP-11; VS-28; P-3 school NAS Patuxent River, Maryland; ships company CVS-11..." [18SEP2001]

EDGERTON, Robert S. "Snake" Shipmate Pix rsedge2@multipro.com "...I served with NARTU NAS Jacksonville, Florida and VP-94 (1970-1976) at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana until retirement. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 01AUG2011 | E-Mail Updated 08JAN2005 | 29OCT2000]

EDWARDS, Linier (Lin) LINIER@aol.com "...I served with VP-201 from 1942 until 1947. I was an Aviation Ordnanceman and was better known as "Ed Edwards". I am hosting a VP 201 reunion here in Virginia Beach, October 1-5,1997. Should you be interested in attending and/or corresponding, Please contact me via E-mail or telephone (757)486-2152..."

EDMINISTER, AT1 Walter H. whe76@scottsboro.org "...I just retired from a long career in the space industry. Before that I was an AT1 with VP-6, Crew 12, 1955-1956. Those were the best two years of my 11 year stay in Naval Aviation. Retired and with time on my hands, I decided to look around the net and see if there was anyone out there who remembered what a P2V was. I was surprised at what I found. I've already found some of my old flight crew and looking for more. I was looking through the history of NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was there in 1956 but was also there much earlier. During the Korean war NAS Iwakuni, Japan was an Australian base with mostly Meteors and Sunderlands. I was with a small five man AUW detachment of FASRON-120 out of NAF Oppama, Japan. We had a small Quonset hut and a barracks with no heating and cold water showers. We ate in a Australian mess hall that served large amounts of mutton and cabbage. Before the war ended the Air Force set up a detachment as a turn around point for people going to and from Korea and set up their own mess hall. We'd walk by there on our way to the Australian mess and smell all those steaks cooking. We came up with a plan. We went to the Air Force version of small stores and bought some Air Force fatigues. Every day at lunch we'd put them on and go stand in line. We finally got caught and they kicked us out. For snacks we went to the Australian 33 club and bought huge bean sandwiches for four cents each and a quart of Lolly Water for a nickel. The most expensive meal in the place was the steak dinner which sold for 36 cents. After I was discharged from the Navy in 1956 I was talked into becoming a station keeper at NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey for two years. We started at NAS Chambley with a 3000 ft runway but later moved to Marietta. They had just switched from PBYs to P2Vs and needed someone who knew how to maintain and operate the ASW equipment. I went there just for a little weekend flying and ended up staying for two years. I couldn't resist it, they had three of my old P2Vs from VP-6. Would like to hear from anybody from the old P2V days and from FASRON-112, FASRON-114 and NAS Memphis, Tennessee in the 1950s. Those were the best years of my life..." [E-Mail Updated 24AUG2008 | 18MAR2000]

EDMONDS, Graham c/o Jasmine Cole jasminedcole@hotmail.com "...I would love to hear from anyone who served with my father Graham Edmonds. He served with VC-10 GTMO Cuba from 1981-1984. Thanks..." [27FEB2002]

EDMONDS, AZ2 Jacquelyn Morgan jackio1@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-0919 (1976-1977). I now live in Denver, CO..." [29JUN2012]

EDMONDS, Paul paul_edmonds@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-7 from June, 1959 until June, 1962. I was on the surveillance missions of the Russian tug Federov and tanker Kokand while on deployment to Argentia, NFLD. I am going to send in a scanned image of the squadron logo of those years. Cheers to Chief Houle for his activities..." [E-Mail Updated 19JAN2001 | 05JAN98]

EDMONDS, CDR Robert F. Retired Daddyedmonds@aol.com "...Proud Batman (VP-24) 1971 to 1976. Deployments (2) to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and one to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Proud member and PPC of CAC 3. Second set of order to VP-31. Left active duty in 1978. Retired from reserves in 1996 as CDR. Reserve squadrons of VP-65, VP-64, and VP-94. Presently captain with Continental Air Lines..." [06JUN2001]

EDUMUNDS, John founderC@aol.com "...Spent a lot of time in VT-31 (P2 and P5 training sqd) 1961 to 1964. Most fleet time however was in the VW community with VW-1 55-57, VW-1 59-61, and VW-11 64-65. Been enjoying the various nostalgia throughout the VP/VW sites even found some names I remember!..." [12NOV98]

EDWARDS, AT2 Allen Alandyanti@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-8 from January 1965 until March 1967. I remember the first day I checked in, there was wreckage laid out on the hanger deck. It was the first P-3A to be lost I believe. I flew as Radar, Julie, ECM, MAD, Operator and In-Flight Tech. Our crew was crew 11. Some of my shipmates on the crew were Neil Elder, Dave Bastress, "Buckwheat", Matt. The last year our PPC was a Canadian Flight Lieutenant, a Great Guy. We had deployments in NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, and 2 weeks every year in NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I would really enjoy hearing from anyone from those days..." [07NOV2002]

EDWARDS, AT2 Alvin "Lynn" Toolie11@AOL.com "...would like to communicate with VP-1 Shipmates from July 76-July79 era. Was an AT2 and flew on Crews 1 And "Crude 7" (456) as radio operator (NATOPS). Was there on "Bag Drag 77-78". I also flew on YB-07 (153425) on it's trip back from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines January 1979. I also served with VP-10 from 70-73..." [22JAN2000]

EDWARDS, Angela rotrizia@yahoo.com "...I served in VP-23 from January 1989 to July 1991. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me from the squadron or from NAS Brunswick, Maine. If you know where any of my old gang is at give them my e-mail address..." [02MAY2000]

EDWARDS, B. J. BJEDWARDS1@aol.com "...Served with VPB-109 NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. APRIL 1945 UNTIL OCT 7, 1945 AT NAS Alameda, California AMMF 3C..." [02FEB99]

EDWARDS, Emery busteredwards65@yahoo.com "...I served aboard the USS Yorktown (CV-10) in 1968, USS Kearsarge from 1968 to 1969 and VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1970 to 1971 with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Midway Island, NAS Agana, Guam, NAS Iwakuni, Japan, etc..." [11APR2009]

EDWARDS, Everett "Ed" eedwards18@tampabay.rr.com "...I served with VD-2 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey..." [19JAN2012]

EDWARDS, George J. geoskyking@verizon.net "...I served with VP-23 from 1961 to 1963. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 16JUL2010 | 20OCT2005]

EDWARDS, CPO Harry L. Retired c/o Julia Edwards-Dake jgdake1@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1964-1968) and flew with CDR North. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [10MAR2016]

EDWARDS, Jim redstar3605@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-24 (1966-1968) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal (1968) and NS Rota, Spain. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 05AUG2013 | E-Mail Updated 18NOV2005 | 27MAY2005]

EDWARDS, Shawn edwardsp@eisenhower.navy.mil "...Served with VP-5 from 1987-1990 and VP-49 from 1990-1993 as an aircrew ordie..." [04JUN2002]

EDWARDS, Stan stanedwards@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-11 CAC-12, NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1963-1967. I worked in the mech. shop and then went to CAC-12 as a flight engineer. Would like to hear from anyone..." [22JUN2001]

EDWARDS, CDR T. W. edwards@99main.com "...NAVSTA KEF, before becoming NAS Keflavik, Iceland, was my first duty station. It was "high adventure," and I really appreciate the chance to visit your page. Brings back lots of memories. I was Chaplain there 1983-85 when we built the new Chapel of Light. All good wishes. Bless!..." [24MAR98]

EDWARDS, ADJ1 Thomas L. Retired tledwards5@comcast.net "...I served with VP-24 (1964-07/1969) with deployments to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NS Rota, Spain, NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Souda Bay, Crete, Greece. I was a crew member on the P2V, as 2nd Mechanic with Lou Wallace. After transitioning to P-3's I became FE on crew LR9. LCDR LUEHRING was my pilot. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [17AUG2014]

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