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Memorial Picture "...RAMON, Lupe G....My Father, Lupe G. Ramon (deceased), served on board the USS Coos Bay (AVP 25) during the Second World War. He entered the service on 9/4/43, and proceeded to the USS Coos Bay (AVP 25) directly from NTC in San Diego, CA. I too served in the Navy during the VietNam War, as a Search and Rescue Aircrewman with Helicoptor Combat Support Squadron One / Detachment Two. My father spoke rarely of the War, and I would like to know if someone could help in finding out when the USS Coos Bay (AVP 25) crossed the Equator during its Heroic tour of duty. I have an old Certificate that a "Shell Back" would receive when that tradition was accomplished, but it was never filled out. I crossed the Equator while I was attached to the USS MIDWAY, and I would like to have the dates that the USS Coos Bay (AVP 25) when my father was on board, and when I crossed be written into and authenticated by the Commanding Officer of NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. This would be my salute to my "Hero" and fellow Vereran, Lupe G. Ramon. Very Respectfully...RAMON, Lupe G. (Deceased) C/O His Son Samuel A. Ramon sramonfishes@yahoo.com..." [12NOV2003]

Memorial Picture "...RANDOLPH, Paul J. Randolph...Daily Press, Sunday, January 14, 2001. Any questions, please contact Dick Fickling at p3css1@aol.com "Paul J. Randolph YORKTOWN Paul J. Randolph crossed over Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, peacefully in his sleep, at home. Born in Bay St. Louis, Miss., on Oct. 15, 1950, he had been a Peninsula resident since 1963. Paul retired from the US Navy after 26 years of service. He was an independent distributor for Home Interiors and Gifts and attended First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Newport News. Paul was a 1968 graduate of Newport News High School, attended Christopher Newport University, president of VP-68 Association, a member of the American Legion, and Fleet Reserve Association. Survivors include his wife, Janice T. Randolph; two daughters, Kimberly Maltos of San Antonio, Texas, and Ashleigh Randolph of the home; three sons, Kurt Taskey of Yorktown, James P. Randolph of Germany, and Troy Taskey of Yorktown; his mother, Shelley Randolph of Newport News; his father, Jim Randolph of Biloxi, Miss.; two sisters, Nancy Wilson of Yorktown and Sandra Miller of Yorktown; two brothers, James F. Randolph of Newport News and David A. Randolph of St. Louis, Mo.; five grandchildren, Nicholas Maltos, Brandon Randolph, Ryan Randolph, Michele Taskey, and Alyssa Maltos; and a plethora of loving nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Parklawn Memorial Park, by readers Shelley Randolph and Rick Fuller. In keeping with Paul's generosity to others, contributions may be made to your favorite charity." Contributed by AWCS Richard Fickling, USNR Ret. p3css1@aol.com [17JAN2001]

Memorial Picture "...RASMUSSEN, Ralph R...I am sad to report the death of Ralph R Rasmussen, CDR USN Ret. on January 6, 2002 in Hot Springs AR. He was a good friend and Shipmate, and one of the earliest early-warning pilots. Bud Shipman...CDR Rasmussen served with VX-4 (51-52), Midway Island Detachment A (58-59), and VW-13/Crew 6 (62-65)..." Forwarded by McCAUL, AT1(AC) Earles L. elmccaul@q.com [11FEB2002]

Memorial Picture "...RASSIEUR, REAR ADMIRAL William T...From a contemporary press report: May 22, 1993 - Rear Admiral William T. Rassieur, who left St. Louis as a teen-ager for a life at sea, died May 14, 1993, at the San Diego Hospice in San Diego, California. He was 93 and had lived in retirement in Rancho Santa Fe, California. After graduating from Cleveland High School in 1918, he joined the Navy as a radioman for service in World War I. He was among 600 enlisted sailors who took the Navy's test for Annapolis - and among 25 who passed. Admiral Rassieur graduated in 1923 and got his naval aviator's wings of gold in 1926. His first command was of VP-14 - a job he left to become executive officer of the seaplane tender USS Curtiss (AV-4) , at Pearl Harbor, just in time for the Japanese attack. For the rest of his life, Admiral Rassieur kept as a souvenir a piece from the propeller of the Japanese plane that crashed on the Curtis' deck. He wore two other souvenirs - the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was the first commanding officer of NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, where today the community center bears his name. In 1944, he got his wartime command at sea - the escort carrier Sargent Bay, which took part in the fighting at Saipan, Palau, the Philippines and Iwo Jima. Admiral Rassieur's postwar career alternated between special duty as a nuclear weapons expert and commands - of the attack carrier Kearsarge, of the Navy's Middle East Force and of the naval air stations in the Hawaiian Islands. Admiral Rassieur retired at Pearl Harbor in 1952 with two-star honors. In retirement, he painted (seascapes and sailing ships), played the piano (ragtime) and entertained his guests with sleight-of-hand. The admiral enjoyed public speaking and took pride in his brevity...http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/rassieur.htm..." [24JUN2003]

UPDATE "...I am the great-granddaughter of the brother of Retired Rear Adm. William T. Rassieur (NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and USS Curtiss (AV-4)), a wonderful man who I was fortunate enough to meet while he was still in good health. First, I would like to say, he is not forgotten. Second, I would like to thank ALL servicemen for their help in protecting our country. Third, does anyone know if his wife, Iris, is still alive and where?...Constance Rassieur Parsons Meech connieisnow@aol.com..." [11MAR2004]

Memorial Picture "...RAUNSER, AE1 Ernest B. Retired...My father, AE1 Ernest B. RAUNSER, passed away in 1973. Dad served with VR-22 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." Contributed by Mark A. Raunser foresttech.mar55@yahoo.com [17JUL2016]

Memorial Picture "...RAY, CDR Willard Douglas "Doug"...CDR Willard Douglas "Doug" Ray passed away November 25th, 2011 in Creston, IA. Cdr Ray served with VR-8, VR-7, VP-6, VP-46, Naval Missile Center (NMC), VR-30. Celebration of life services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the First Christian Church. The Rev. Merlin Wilkins and the Rev. Dianna Clark will officiate. Inurnment will be in Graceland Cemetery with military honors. There will be no public viewing..." [30NOV2011]


RAAB, AE3 William A. raabill@verizon.net "...I served with VU-10 (1962-1964)..." [13JUL2012]

RABKE, AM1 Angie mrsrabi@centurytel.net "...Both my husband and I are currently serving with VP-94. We both joined the squadron as selective reservists in late 92'. My husband AD1 Robert Rabke and myself AM1 Angie Rabke would like to here from all VP'ers interested in contacting us just for the sake of contacting us. We are intererested in any pictures or history anyone would care to send our way. We especially would like to hear from VP-16 folks down in Puerto Rico. Let us hear from you!..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 02OCT2001 | 26JUN98]

RABKE, AD2 Robert mrrabi@hotmail.com "...Both my husband and I are currently serving with VP-94. We both joined the squadron as selective reservists in late 92'. My husband AD1 Robert Rabke and myself AM1 Angie Rabke would like to here from all VP'ers interested in contacting us just for the sake of contacting us. We are intererested in any pictures or history anyone would care to send our way. We especially would like to hear from VP-16 folks down in Puerto Rico. Let us hear from you!..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 02OCT2001 | 26JUN98]

RACZKOWSKI, Jerry Shipmate PixCirca 1965 1horses@msn.com "...I served with VP-17 out of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1965 to 1966. I was a flight crew member primary radio..." [04APR2002]

RADER, Rex Edward http://www.usna.com/history/classof1940/R.htm "..Rex came to the Naval Academy from Van Buren, Arkansas. After graduation, he reported to USS SARATOGA (CV-3) and began his career in ordnance and gunnery as a junior division officer in the main battery. In early 1941, he reported to USS NORTH CAROLINA, again in gunnery. He was assistant navigator for a day putting NORTH CAROLINA in commission, as Junior Officer of the Watch. In early April, 1942, he and Elizabeth Bartlett were married in Portland, Maine, just three days after the general order banning marriage for two years after graduation was rescinded. Rex's ship was soon off to the Pacific and, after the landing at Guadalcanal, when NORTH CAROLINA was torpedoed, Rex entered flight training in New Orleans. He received his wings in July, 1942. Rex helped fit out and commission VPB-21, a PBM patrol seaplane squadron. After deployment to South-Pacific, Rex was ordered to the Postgraduate School in Annapolis, under the sponsorship of BuOrd. He finished the course with the final year at MIT in 1947 with a Masters Degree in Aeronautics, and was designated AEDO. His BuAer assignments were primarily in research and development of aircraft armament and guided missiles, some ten years in all. After a most enjoyable and educational year at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Rex was assigned to the Intelligence Directorate of the Joint Staff as the Navy technical intelligence representative, in 1959. He spent the following three years, beginning in 1960, in Baltimore as the BuWeps Representative at the Westinghouse facility. The next assignment was at the NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, as the Senior Member of the Board of Inspection for aircraft, which was charged with determining the acceptability of naval aircraft for service use. Rex's last four years of active duty were spent in the Defense Intelligence Agency as Assistant Deputy Director and then as Deputy Director of Technical Intelligence. Rex had 17 years of Washington duty. Two years after retirement in 1971, Rex and Betty toured the United States for six months in a trailer recreational vehicle. They have four children and eight grandchildren. They bought a retirement home in Suffolk, Virginia, and have lived there since 1974. They have found living in Tidewater, a major Navy area, most satisfying and enjoyable..." [01JUN2003]

RADETICH, PO3 Andrew tradetich@comcast.net "...I served with VP-47 (1969-1972) with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan..." [20MAR2014]

RADFORD, Dean CrtcsChc1@aol.com "...Stationed in Argentia with VW-13 from 63-66. ATW3 (scope dope). One of Bywaters battling bastards..." [19FEB98]

RADFORD, James J. imox2rox6@aol.com "...I joined NCU38C attached to VW-1 det A in 1953 at NS Sangley Point, Philippines without a security clearance. Later the clearance came through and I became a crew member. I flew on all the crews and all the plane. According to a flight controller in the tower we had over 50 aircraft. He of course didn't know about the sn/paint trick. Later stationed at NAS Iwakuni, Japan and was quartered in the old Kamazi barracks. I'm ashamed to say I don't remember all of the squadron members names. A few are Richard Byrd, Red "rojo" Rowen, and Cdr J.W. Ponsford. Any help finding anybody would be great. My address is 2610 NE 20th Ave, Lighthouse Point, Florida 33064..." [E-Mail Updated 09MAR2007 | 13MAY99]

RADIEL, ADJC Harold "Ed" Retired Flighted@aol.com "...VP-42, VP-22, VP-17, VP-31 & VT31. From P5M's to P2V'S as Plane Captain to P-3's as Flight Engineer. Served from 1954 to 1974 when I retired. VP-42 56 to 61, VT 31 61 to 65, VP-22 65 to 69, VP-17 69 to 72. Would sure like to here from old Shipmates..." [07JUL98]

RADKE, Alan L. aradke@lps.org "...I served with VP-1 from 1964-1967. I was in both NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I have a cruse book from both 65 and 66. Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of this Guest Room..." [03JAN2002]

RADLINSKY, Thomas tradlinsky@gmail.com "...I served with VP-44 (08/1968-06/1969) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland with a deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland..." [02JUN2017]

RADULSKI, Stan mompop8@verizon.net "...I served with a great bunch of guys as a line crewman with VP-6 from 1949 to 1952. Would be glad to hear from any and all..." [21APR2006]

RAFANOWICZ, Dan rafan@adelphia.net "...Member of the "Fight'n Forty Second" VP-42 from 1964 to 1966. Was a youngster back then but 34 years can't begin to erase all the fond memories I have of the men and thier wonderful flying machines..." [30APR2000]

RAFFA, Joe jraffa@att.net "...I served aboard NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (1958-07/1960), VAW-33 (08/1960-09/1962) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and back to the reserves at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (09/1962-1964)..." [27DEC2014]

RAFFERTY, Mike (Ruggles) mfrafferty@aol.com "...VP-28 Hawaiian Warriors. I served as an AE-2 from 1956 through 1958,then transferred to VAH 8 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington & tour -Cubi Pt. Phillipines, & shipboard on CVA 's Midway & Ticonderoga. Would like to hear from old Shipmates, especially Pogo, Horne, & John Garret H. Ruggles..." [09NOV98]

RAGEN, AOC Ron RRLATCH@AOL.COM"......"

RAGGHIANTI, Charles F. cfragg@aol.com "...I was in VP-56 from 1992-1995. (AD-2) Team work in the VP community was great! I brought it to the civilian world..." [30JAN98]

RAGONE, Daniel ragone767@aol.com "...I served VP-50 from mid 1990 till early 1992. I was the Public Affairs Officer, and Assistant Training Officer and most proudly 3p, 2p and finally PPC of various crews. I started off with CAC-7 which unfortunately was involved in the midair off the coast of San Diego with CAC-2 (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends March 21st, 1991). As one of the newest members of the crew, I was being alternated in on various missions with different crews, and missed the fateful mission on that day. I often think of my lost comrades, and regret their passing. From VP-50, I was assigned to VP-47 where I served as PPC/MC on CAC-3 with the best crew a pilot could wish to have. In VP-47 I was initially assigned as First Lt. Div officer, then as Quality Assurance Division Officer. From there I instructed with VT-28, and finally with the Instructor Training Unit in Wing Four, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. I have since separated from the Navy, and now fly the friendly skies with United Airlines as first officer on the 767/757 aircraft based in Los Angeles, Ca. I recognize a few names from the list of participants on this web site, and am happy to see you are all doing well. Take Care..." [14MAR2002]

RAGSDALE, AO1 Dave chillysurf@hotmail.com "...It's good to see alot of familiar names out there. I was in VP-10 as an IFO from 82-86 Commander, Patrol Wing Five (CPW-5) from 86-88, VP-44 fm 88-91, NALO NAS New Orleans, Louisiana 91-94, VP-47 from 94-96, and now I'm back in VP-10 as an Flt Eng. Drop me a line..." [11APR98]

RAGSDALE, Homer C. c/o His Sons Harry Ragsdale DRags65860@aol.com or Randy Ragsdale rwragsdale@gmail.com "...My dad (Homer C. Ragsdale) was CO of VP-2 around 1966. We lived off the third tee of the naval golf course a NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. If any one remembers my dad, please email...also served with VPB-11 and 33 in the late 1940's amd 50's, VPB-100, VP-AM-4 and VP-741..." [E-Mail Updated 11JAN2011 | E-Mail Updated 07JUL2002 | E-Mail Updated 26MAY2001 | BIO Updated 11JUN2000 | 08JUN2000]

RAGSDALE, ATN3 Scott ragsrs@comcast.net "...I served with VP-19 (1962-1963) at NAS Alameda, California with a deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska. I was mainly Radar and Radio Operator..." [20FEB2012]

RAIN-AIRD, LCDR Alison Retired akra8@earthlink.net "...I was a PR2 with VP-46 from 1989 to 1990 and deployed to NAF Misawa, Japan. I was picked up for the ECP program from that squadron and am seeking former Shipmates..." [04AUG2006]

RAINEY, AZ2 Fred jfrainey1@cs.com "...I served with VP-21 NAS Brunswick, Mainee from 1967 to 1969. I ould like to here from any VP-21 Shipmates from that time (or others). It was a great time..." [27APR2004]

RAINEY, ADJ2 Patrick T. rainey47@juno.com "...I served with VP-5 from 1969-1971 in power plants TAD to AIMD most of the time. Made 1969 through 1971 cruises..." [31JAN2003]

RAINS, George click@tcjc.cc.tx.us "...Former member of VP-871, 1951-52, and plank owner when we were redesignated VP-19 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Does anyone know of any remaining P4Y2's left in the world? Dr. William Hospers of Vintage Flying Museum, would like to have one for the museum here in Ft. Worth, as a stable mate for his B-17, "Chuckie". As I remember, 6, P4's were transfered to the Chinese on Tiwan. There is one P4, a former fire bomber, at Lone Star in Galveston, but that one has been re-engined with R 2600's, shame, shame. Any help or assistance would be appreicated. Thanks..." [06MAY99]

RAITHEL, CAPTAIN Al Jr Retired Araitheljr@aol.com "...A Naval Aviator,I trained in ATU-10/ATU-501 (PBM), FAETULANT (PBY/R4D), VP-23 (P2V-7), VP-31 (SP2H/P3A/P3B), and served as a Patrol Plane Commander in VP-45 [PBM and P5M-1](53-56), VX-6 [P2V-7 Ski](56-57), VP28 [SP2H and P-3A] (63-66), and served as XO/CO VP-47 [P-3B] (68-70). Served in ASWOC/TSC [Nav Mat PM-4](66-68) as Patrol Aircraft Plans Engineer during development of the P-3C..." [22FEB2000]

RAK, PO3 Gene F. generak@aol.com "...I served with VP-731 and VS-734 (Naval Reserve) at NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan from January 1955 to January 1963. I was a crewmember at ECM, Sonoboy and Radio positions..." [07APR2010]

RALLE, AE1 John johnralle@aol.com "...I served with FASRON-117 (1954-1956). One of the best times of my life!..." [14JUN2015]

RALLS, Ken carlk.ralls7@gmail.com "...I served with ATU-501 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas (Airborne Radio Operator in PBM-5A) in 1956 and served with VW-14 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (Airborne Radio Operator Crew 14) from January 1957 to May 1958. I am a Amateur Radio Operator (N0AUZ) and can be reached on the Navy Amateur Radio Club (NARC) Net (Meets daily on 7245 kHz from 0700 to 0900 Eastern Local Time). I would like to hear from former Shipmates...." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25OCT2005 | 06DEC98]

RALOH, Dennis dwr@mfire.com "...Was in VP-47 from Oct.69 to Oct.70. Flew 2nd mech in crew 5 during this time. One of the best times of my life. Am now teaching school in Nashville, Tn. Ph. 615 262 1067..." [04NOV2004]

RALPH, Dennis dwralph@webtv.net "...I was in VP-31, VP-28, VP-47, and VP-50, from 1968 thru 1971..." [12OCT98]

RALPH, Jim jralph1@san.rr.com "...I was with VW-1 in NAS Agana Guam in 1969-70; I flew WC-121 with Crew 10 as an ATN2 Radioman. In 1971 I was with VXN-8 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [31OCT98]

RAMBO, Bud brambo@bellsouth.net "...I was an AX3 in VP-30 from June 1964 thru December 1967. Reading through this site creates a flood of memories...some good, some not so good (we lost a crew in a mid-air in Sept. '67.) Great site! I'll return often..." [12AUG99]

RAMES, ADJ3 Michael W. DMRMom@webtv.net "...VQ-1 A3D Plane Capt. 72-74. I am looking for shipmates Joe Roth, Jamie Hood, Mike Sizzer,Bob Cox, Mike Lamb, Kent Taylor, Burt Collie , Bob Whaler. What ever happened to the fruit bat that was Capt. Joe's mascot?..." [13SEP99]

RAMEY, Barb myrockydream@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-47 from December 1987 to September 1991. That was when we were at NAS Moffett Field, California. Those were some really great years getting to know some super people enlisted and officers alike. In September 1991 I transferred to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii where I worked in the BEQ and BEQ Warehouse until January 1993 when it was time to say bye. I miss the Navy even now and loved everyday I served with some of the finest people on the planet..." [15AUG2009]

RAMEY, AT1 Jeffrey Retired jntramey@quixnet.net "...Served with the WORLD FAMOUS VP-90 Lions from 1993-1994. The BRAC found out what a good time we were havin' while beating the pants off the other VP outfits and promptly shut us down! (my theory anyway). Only got to enjoy being a Lion for a year, but WHEW! Those memories will last a lifetime. Besides getting to design a T-shirt and patch for my fellow Lions ("the Hunt is over" patch, and the last VP-90 shirt), I got to paint a "neuvo Lion" patch on the hanger floor and did a pencil drawing of LX flying over a Delta. But my favorite task was being the VP-90 SLJPO! I still shudder when I think about Master Chief Stungis catching me in the passage way, "Come here Honey! I got a job for you!..." [21APR2003]

RAMMEL, Patrick pjrammel@charter.net "...I served with VP-5 from 1977-1980 as NAVCOMM/TC, VP-30 from 1980-1982 working on the JMSDF and Dutch FMS programs, and VP-17 from 1988-1989. Picked-up a MS in Financial Management at NPS in Monterey, CA. I received orders to NAS Lemoore, California as the Comptroller and Defender of the VP community. It was fun being the only VP type with a base of F/A 18 jet jocks. Just have to say per diem and watch their blood pressure rise..." [E-Mail Updated 17MAY2002 | E-Mail Updated 28MAR2001 | 08MAR98]

RAMOS, Diane aircraftmech2@yahoo.com "...The best people I ever met were in VP-92! I'm still officially attached...just irr....Hello to all my former Shipmates. Especially enjoyed those detachments to Pueto Rico!..." [05MAR2003]

RAMOS, AW1(AW) Paul A picaso7617@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-56 (1983-1988) upon entering the navy, and it was the best squadron I've been in during my 17 1/2 yrs in the Navy, after leaving I became an SS-3 instructor in VP-30, then left to do the ASWOC/TSC duties (aircraft dogers) at ASWOC/TSC NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. After sunny PR I came back to Florida assigned to CPW-11, and am now in ASWOC/TSC NAS Keflavik, Iceland, Iceland. I just got orders back to NAS Jacksonville, Florida to VP-16 where I plan to retire after 2 1/2 yrs. Would love to hear from you dragons...Navy's changed alot, but good friends never change...they always stay in touch..." [23JUN2000]

RAMOS, Ruben C/O His Son jetramos@aol.com "...My Father (Ruben Ramos) was on the Yorktown from 59-60 on a WesPac tour. He was a Radar Technician with with VS-23. Dad remained in touch with a Pilot named David Kriley. I'd like to hear from anybody who was on board at that time. Thanks..." [27APR2001]

RAMOS, SCPO Ysmael P. Retired ysmael.ramos@suddenlink.net "...I served with VP-48 (1983-1986) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAF Misawa, Japan, VP-17 (1987-1990) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as Aircraft Civision Chief and QA Division Chief and AIMD at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington where I retired in 1994. My career in the Navy is a memory of many friends made and I'd like to hear from them..." [E-Mail Updated 27SEP2011 | 13APR2003]

RAMPENTHAL, Charles E. ("Chas") chasramp@aol.com "...I joined VP-19 in July of 1989, during its deployment to NAS Misawa, Japan. Initially, I was a part of CAC-5 (PPC - LCDR Jim Greunke/2P - LT Tom ("OY") Vhay/TACCO - LT Scott Steadman/ NAV - ??), but moved on to CAC-9 (PPC - LT Paul Tibbetts, LT Ross Velardi/TACCO - LT Dave Brewer/NAV - LTJG Usher Barnum) for the second NAS Misawa, Japan Deployment (August 1990-Feb 1991). Don't worry - I didn't forget all the guys who "worked" for a living - Jeff Whitesell, Ken Ruber, Phil Amato, Foushee, Stubby, "Cubi-Dog," Mauer, and a lot of others I can't remember (too many cocktails, no doubt!). We had some good times! I particularly remember watching the two "deployment movies" (Bill & Ted and Raising Arizona) way too many times, trying to continue the legacy of the Big Red Band after Pat "the AxeMan" Reynolds left, standing Ready 1 with Kahuna on New Years' Eve 1991, and a little "combat action" in the Gulf! In the middle of the Decommissioning in 1991, I (briefly) went over to VP-47, until they figured out that they already had too many pilots! So, at the end of 1991, with all the "fun" pilot billets gone, I gave recruiting a shot (in my hometown of St. Louis). That experience taught me a few things: (1) that I was not really "in" to recruiting; (2) that No. 1 was most likely due to flying too much, finishing my BS [the perils of being a NAVCAD] at SIU, and having way too much fun; and (3) that I didn't want to end up living in my "hometown!" So, I departed the NAV in December of 1999, went to law school in Los Angeles (USC - Go Trojans!) from 1995-1998, and have been working as an attorney ever since. Currently, I am a corporate attorney for a large firm in Boston, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP. I would love to catch up with any fellow BIG RED Alum who even remotely remember who I am. Cheers!..." [09MAY2002]

RAMSDELL, John ramsdell.john@ssd.loral.com "...I was stationed in VP-50, VP-69, VP-91, and VP-MAU ( NAS Moffett Field, California). Would like to hear from any old Shipmates..." [27JAN98]

RAMSDEN, CDR Christopher P. Shipmate Pix http://vp8.pub.ffc.navy.mil/?id=355 "...In April of 1991, after FRS training at VP-30 Jacksonville, Florida he reported to VP-26 Brunswick, Maine and deployed to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and twice to NAS Sigonella, Sicily supporting Operations DESERT CALM, SOUTHERN WATCH and SHARP GUARD. His assignments included Readiness/SORTS Officer and NFO NATOPS Officer. In 1994 he was selected to fire the first Navy Maverick Missile (War-shot) launched from a fleet operational P-3C Orion. From October 1994 to August 1996 he was assigned to the staff of CPW Atlantic/Task Force Eight Four in Norfolk, Virginia as Flag Lieutenant. During this tour he deployed from July to November 1995 to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with Joint Task Force ONE SIX ZERO during Operation SEA SIGNAL where he assumed the additional duties of Flag Secretary and Security Officer. In September 1996 he reported aboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS where he served as Operations Administration Officer, Command Security Manager and Officer of the Deck, completing a six month Arabian Gulf deployment and home port change to San Diego, CA. In October 1998 upon transfer to VP-30, he qualified as a Fleet Replacement Squadron NFO Instructor and served as Fleet Training Officer in the newly established Weapons Tactics Unit. His duties included leadership of the AIP Fleet Introduction Team, the Combined Fleet Instructor Under Training Team, the Aircrew Coordination Training Model Manager and the Special Projects Team. From June 2000 to August 2002 he served as a Department Head in VP-5 and was assigned as CTG 84.1 Operations Officer, Tactics Officer, Training Officer, CTG 67.1 Operations Officer and Squadron Operations Officer. Following his department head tour, he reported to PMA-205/290 where he served as the Assistant Program Manager for Training Systems for the Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (P-8A) where he developed the training structure for the follow-on aircraft to the P-3C. CDR Ramsden has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Six Awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various other unit and individual awards. Additionally he is authorized to wear the Basic Parachutist Badge and the Submarine Warfare Insignia..." [05DEC2005]

RAMSEY, AFCM(AW) Dennis R. drams01@yahoo.com "...Hello Shipmates. Here is my career in a nut shell. To my friends I have made throughout my career, I send a hearty hello! AFEES/MEPPS NAS Oakland, California December 1979, RTC NB San Diego, California December 1979-February 1980, VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, Florida March 1980-July 1980, VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii July 1980-April 1984, VA-122 NAS Lemoore, California April 1984-August 1984, ORD. MOD. DECOMM OF VA-122 DET. NAS Fallon, Nevada, OMD NAS Fallon, Nevada August 1984-December 1987, Broken service December 1987-August 1988, NAVET "U" NB San Diego, California August 1988, VP-9 NAS Moffett Field, California September 1988-September 1992, VX-5/VX-9 NAWC NAS China Lake, California September 1992-July 1996, VAW-113 NAS Miramar, California/NAWC NAS Point Mugu, California July 1996-December 1999, VQ-4 Tinker AFB, OK January 2000-February 2002, VQ-3 Tinker AFB, OK March 2002-January 2003, NAMTRAGRUDET/CNATT DET Tinker Tinker AFB, OK January 2003- December 2004, Retired January 2005, Currently working for Rockwell Collins as a Loggie (developing the Pubs, Training, Sparing, Depot Support etc. for the Electronics and Communications systems that we design and build)..." [BIO Updated 12MAR2007 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 12JUN2004 | E-Mail Updated 04AUG2002 | BIO Updated 05APR2002 | E-Mail Updated 25APR2001 | 01AUG99]

RAMSEY, Jack cjramsey@prodigy.net "...I served with VP-10 from December 1951 thru May 1954. Our state side base was NAS Brunswick, Maine..." [11NOV2001]

RANAZZI, John "Butch" ajr@quiknet.com "...I served with VP-9 from 1972 to 1976. Our CO was BJ Adams with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan & NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan along with Det's to NSF Diego Garcia, Utapao "yeah", NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Agana, Guam, NAS Misawa, Japan, and Bandar Abbas. Don't forget the Pakistan exercise. I hope to hear from some of the "Tweets" from the Avionics shop or from Crew 6 and Crew 9. The Bay Area is just not same without NAS Moffett Field, California & the VP community. Let us all raise a toast to our Golden Eagle Brothers & also to the ones who are no longer with us, but never forgotten..." [E-Mail Updated 02AUG2009 | 12MAY2000]

RANCE, Tom tom_rance@rocketmail.com "...I served with VP-5 (1964-1966) in Airframes..." [27SEP2015]

RANDALL, ADJ2 Gregory D. gdrandall48@gmail.com "...I served with VP-9 from January 1968 to January 1971. I was FE on Crews 1-7-8 with (Steves Wonders) LT Steve Clauson. I was stationed at NAS Moffett Field, California and deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska (1968), NS Sangley Point, Philippines/ NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (1969), and NAS Adak, Alaska (1970). Yes 2 times to NAS Adak, Alaska. Great memories..." [E-Mail Updated 30MAY2010 | 11APR2000]

RANDALL, AW3 Kevin "Scooder" kevin@randallconsulting.net "...I served with VP-6 through the decom in 1993. I would love to hear from any of you that I served with. I was an AW3 and went to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Misawa, Japan with VP-6. My nickname was Scooder. Hope to hear from any of you..." [07DEC2002]

RANDALL, AGCM William "Bill" Retired truefast@aol.com "...22 Aug 74 Entered U.S. Navy as a "Ready Mariner" (4X10 selective reservist/SELRES). 26 Sep 74 Used "administrative option" in boot camp; converted to active reservist (TAR). 01 Nov 74 Graduated from basic training. 04 Nov 74 Entered (ASW) "AW-A" school (NAS Millington, Tennessee). 25 Mar 75 Graduated from AW-A school. 26 Mar 75 Arrived at HS-1 (active sonar/SAR Wetcrewman) school. 30 May 75 Passed sonar technical training; did not meet wetcrewman quals. Allowed to convert to patrol squadron (acoustic sensor) training. 22 Dec 75 Completed VP-30 (acoustic sensor) VP training; received orders to VP-23 (NAS Brunswick, Maine). 02 Jan 76 Arrived VP-23 ("Seahawks") two deployments (NS Rota, Spain and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal) 1976-1978. Opted to exercise a "SCORE" conversion to Aerographer's Mate (from AW2 to AG2). 30 Dec 78 Transferred from VP-23 to Aerographer's Mate A-1 school. 29 Jan 79 Commenced AG-A school. 25 May 79 Graduated AG-A school (finished as honor graduate; asked to stay onboard as instructor). 28 May 79 Attended Instructor School (Chanute AFB, Rantoul IL). 29 Jun 79 Graduated Instructor School (AG-A school instructor through Apr 1982). 16 Dec 80 Frocked to AG1. 25 Apr 82 Attended AG-C7 Forecaster school. 28 Dec 82 Graduated Forecaster school. 02 Jan 83 Arrive USS America (CV 66) forecaster duty. 31 Oct 84 Transfer from USS America to NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. 16 Sep 85 Frocked to AGC. 3 Jan 86 Transfer to Naval Oceanography Command Center, NS Rota, Spain. 5 Jan 89 Transfer to Staff Duty (Commander, US Sixth Fleet) Gaeta Italy. 16 Apr 91 Frocked to AGCS. 12 Feb 92 Transfer to Naval Training Meteorology and Oceanography Center (NAS Pensacola, Florida). 16 Apr 95 Frocked to AGCM. 10 May 95 Transfer to Senior Enlisted Academy (Newport, RI). 10 Jul 95 Transfer to Naval European Meteorology and Oceanography Center (NS Rota, Spain). 15 Feb 98 Transfer to Recruit Training Command (Great Lakes IL). 1 Oct 00 Transfer to USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), Command Master Chief). 31 Dec 01 Transfer to Fleet Reserve..." [08MAR2007]

RANDAZZO, Phil "RAZ, SHORTY, RAZZLE DAZZLE" prandazzosr@bigfoot.com "...Served at VS-24 from 1970 to 1974. Stationed at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and Cecil Field, FL. Got out just before the S-3 came. Deployed with the USS Intrepid which is a museum in NY..." [08AUG2001]

RANDAZZO, AO3 Robert bar409@netzero.net "...I served with VP-26 (08/1962-07/1964) and flew with CAC-3. I would like to contact AT1 Richard Prather (Radioman until 12/1963)..." [05DEC2012]

RANDOLPH, LT Byron N. LTRandolph1@excite.com "...I served with VP-5 from 1947 through 1949 - NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I flew the P2V 1's-2's, I am in search off any fellow crew mates..." [30JUN2001]

RANDOLPH, D. J. djranddj@aol.com "...I served with VP-17 (1963-1967) with deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAF Tan Son Nhut, South Vietnam and NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I flew with Crew-7 as a Radio Operator and window cleaner..." [24MAY2016]

RANDOLPH, AMS3 HARRY (RANDY) STATION201L5@CS.COM "...I served with VS-26 from 61 to 65. my rank was AMS3 upon discharge. I have often wondered what my old Shipmates are doing, so e-mail me and lets exchange stories..." [14JUN2001]

RANDOLPH, Paul J. Paul_J@email.msn.com "...PROUDLY served with VP-68 from '78-95. Retired in Tidewater, Va. area as owner of a local Freight Delivery Service. Am on the Executive Board of the newly formed VP-68 Alumni Association. Encourage ANYONE with past ties to the Squadron to contact Dick Fickling or myself for Association information and sign-ups. Association is planning a Summer98' Get-Together in the Wash.DC area and NEEDS to have a CURRENT snail/email for Squadron Shipmates interested in keeping our "Tradition Of Caring/Sharing" alive! Interested in hearing from ALL former Shipmates..." [14MAR98]

RANKIN, AD3 Robbie robrankin@comcast.net "...I served with VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and VP-MAU at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I have been a HVAC Technician since 1989 and married for 21 years with three kids..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 28FEB2012 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 24MAY2005 | 07SEP98]

RANGER, AT2 Rick rick.ranger@ddesc.com "...I served with VQ-2 from February 1971 to September 1975. Rated AT2 crewed on Willies and helped build then crewed EP-3 #23. BL/APS-20 operator out of Special Shop. Lots of good memories and lots of good people. Visited NS Rota, Spain in 1992 and it had changed so significantly it was sad. Benny's, T-town, the Playa all different..." [20AUG2008]

RAO, AMCS Salvatore Retired raojudy@yahoo.com "...I served with VAW-33 from June 1963 to September 1966 and VAQ-33 from February 1978 to July 1980. I am looking for LT(jg) Ken Hall and ADC "J D" Locklear from VAQ-33..." [E-Mail Updated 10APR2005 | 30SEP98]

RAPALEE, Brian rap@javanet.com "...Served with VP-60 from July 87 to Oct. 92. Best five years of my career, Would be glad to hear from fellow Cobra's..." [25APR98][ICQ# 3592644]

RAPP, AZ2 Alan redroom75@yahoo.com "...I served with VXE-6 (1973-1976). I was a crewman aboard the Helo that rescued the scientific research students stranded on the cracked ice floe in the Ross Sea of Antarctica blown over at Cape Crozier in December 1973..." [30AUG2012]

RAPPS, ADC John H. Retired jhr416@yahoo.com "...I was with VP-31 from 1988 to 1993 flew as FE Instructor. Retired in 93 moved to MO raised two kids then retired again and move to Crestview FL. Would be eager to hear from anyone from the good old days. Working for L3 Communications as QA aircraft inspector. Ride a Harley and went bald. Still lovin life..." [13OCT2007]

RARDEN, Harold W. hrarden1@gmail.com "...I served with FAETULANT (1951-1953) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1953) "A" School and VR-24 (12/1953-01/1955) at NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco..." [E-Mail Updated 20DEC2016 | E-Mail Updated 01JAN2008 | 25OCT2006]

RAREY, Steve Jo joe_rarey@yahoo.com "...I was an IFT with VP-46 from 1990 to 1993. My how time flies, currently living in Washington State, Manager for a large Bottled Water company. Would love to swap lies with old Shipmates. Drop a line..." [E-Mail/BIO: Updated 21SEP2005 | 27FEB98]

RARICK, Clarence rarickce@corning.com "...I served aboard NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1979 to 1981 and VP-23 from 1982 to 1984. Got out for a little while and found out that the grass was not greener on the other side. I came back in the Navy from 1989 to 1991 and served with VF-14. Boy I sure did not like the tail hook community. There is definitly nothing like the VP community. They were much more of a tight knit group of people. Remember "Eyes Right"..." [04AUG2009]

RASER, Dwayne Light-Rider@webtv.net "...I served in the communications office of FASRON-119 from July 1954 until March 1956. Lived in the "Typhoon Barracks" between the "EM club" and the "Mess Hall". Would like to hear from anyone assigned to FASRON-119 during that time. Thank you..." [12APR2001]

RASFELD, Curt curtras@earthlink.com "...RAZ was the name--1983-1989 I joined VP-50 in 1985, went on two NSF Diego Garcia deployments and one to Misawa Japan and Okinawa. Worked as an AT and also did some time in "Corrosion Control". 3 Months in Jacksonville as QA, and overseeing fix of gear up landing in 1988. Lots of good travel. Lots of good memories. Look forward to hearing from you all..." [11MAR98]

RASFELD, LT Joe Retired rasfeldj@verizon.net "...I served with VP-24 (1961-1963)as a AT Jez-Radio Operator. I applied (and was accepted in 1963) into the Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program (NESEP) and graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. in 1967. I reported to VP-30 (1969) and learned about Jay R. Beasley and all the wonderful things he did for the men and the machine we flew. I then served with VP-17 (1969-1972) as a TACCO, ASWOC at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and retired December 1970. I am now retired again after working as engineer and inventor. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 31JAN2013 | 10MAR98]

RASH, AK3 Charles Eugene trash@earthlink.net "...I was an AK3 in VQ supply from September 1967 to March 1970. I was stationed at NAS Atsugi, Japan and FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, alternating between the toolroom and geedunk that had the coldest pop in Nam and FASU Supply behind to hangar. My last memory of the FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam was watching VQ-1 PR-25 crash into the revetment that protected the F4's on the Air Force side. Swapping a Connie for a Cessna spotter seemed like a bad trade then, still does now..." [27OCT2006]

RASH, ADR1 Raymond Retired rsrash99@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-8 NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 1958 to 1961 and moved to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to start training on the P-3. I am proud of all of you - keep up the good work..." [29DEC2008]

RASICOT, Lyle c/o His Son Jim Rasicot james.rasicot@genzyme.com "...Dad served with VB-5 and VS-48. He served as radioman/gunner in the helldivers. He flew off USS Barnes in the pacific and was stationed at NAS Kodiak, Alaska and the Kiska Islands in the Aleutians from early 1942 to mid 1944. He would love to get any info/hear from former Shipmates..." [25MAY2004]

RASK, YNCPO Donald R. Retired rchief1533@comcast.net "...I served with VP-9 (1968) at NAS Moffett Field, California. I had 26 years in the Navy and Naval Reserve before retiring 1991. The last 8 years of my career I was assigned to Naval Intelligence in Suitland, Maryland..." [01SEP2016]

RASKOSKY, Edward Rask@surfnetinc.com "...I joined VPB-120 at NAS Hutchinson, Ks as a co-pilot. We trained at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington before being stationed at Attu. As far as I know, only two squadrons were sent to Attu. Was still stationed at Attu when the war ended. We landed at Shemya a good number of times. Would like to hear from VPB-120 members..." [26JUL98 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 03AUG98]

RASPBERRY, Bobby L. bjrasp@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-120 (03/1953) at NAF Oppama, Japan and then NAS Iwakuni, Japan (07/1953), FASRON-11 at NAF Oppama, Japan, NAF Oppama, Japan (Commanding Officer's Staff) until return to COMAIRSANDIEGO and was discharged (11/1956)..." [30APR2013]

RATH, SAMUEL C. scrath@mc.net "...I WAS IN VP-56 FROM 1970-1974. I WAS THEN SENT TO SHORE DUTY AT VA45 (CECIL). I TRIED TO GET BACK TO "VP'S" BUT FAILED THUS GETTING OUT IN 1976. I WAS ADJ-2 AT VP-56 AND IN TRAINING FOR F/E. IF ANYBODY KNOWS HOW I CAN GET A DRAGON PATCH, I'D BE FOREVER GRATEFUL. VP ARE STILL MY FONDEST MEMORIES. LATER!..." [E-Mail Updated 09NOV98 | E-Mail Updated 26JUL98 | 13JUN98]

RATHBUN, Peter W. rathbun@aerosurf.net "...I served with VP-893 (1960-1961). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [09OCT2014]

RATHER, JAMES Ratherjj@aol.com "...Served in VP-24 from 1969-1972, VP-30 from 1972-1975, and VP-5 from 1976-1979. Was a TACCO and Instructor. I now am with NAVAIR in PMA205 as a Program Manager for International P-3 operators, such as Norway, Korea, Netherlands, Australia, etc. I have fond memories of the old days and the great friends from the past. I sure would like to hear from any of the old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 25JUL99 | E-Mail Updated 02OCT98 | BIO Updated 03SEP98 | 27AUG98]

RATIGAN, Nancy nscarpenter63@gmail.com "...I served with VAQ-33 (1983-1985) and retired from the Navy in 2002. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [10JUN2012]

RATLEDGE, Jerry c/o Daughter Heather Ratledge heatherg35@hotmail.com "...My father was in the VP-9, stationed at NSF Diego Garcia in 1984 or 1985 then on to NAS Adak, Alaska from 1985 - 1987. If any of the people that read this, I am also looking for their kids that my half-brother and half-sister went to high school with. I was in 4th and 5th grade at that time. I have found some people, but the world is to big. If you would like to hear about my dad, mail me and i'll fax him you letters. Thank you!..." [E-Mail Updated 14MAR2004 | 05MAY2000]

RATLIFF, AE Joe caroledolls@aol.com "...I served with VP-23 at NAS Brunswick, Maine (1959 to 1961) as an AE and flew with Crew-12 with deployments to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [14SEP2010]

RASMUSSEN, ATC(AW/NAC) Erik "Ike" RASMUSSE@CNRF.NOLA.NAVY.MIL "...began Naval service as a SELRES at NAF Detroit, Michigan with VP-4114 in July 1975 remained, until the commissioning of VP-93. Came on active duty as a TAR with VP-93 during 1977-81. Qualified as P-3A/B/B-TACNAVMOD In-Flight Tech. Just wrapping up a 7 year tour with COMNAVAIRESFOR in NOLA. Please drop me a line to shoot the breeze about the good ole days..." [09JUN98]

RAUCKHORST, Matt (ROCK) VICTOR191@AOL.COM "...GREAT SITE. I WAS IN VP-46 FROM 84-87 THEN VP-31 87-91 BACK TO VP-46 91-94 CROSSED COAST TO VP-45 94-96 NOW IN VP-30 A STHE FLEET NATOPS F/E EVALUATOR. CORRECTION TO THE BUNO OF THE VP-31 CROWS LANDING AIRCRAFT IT WAS 161762 A DAY I WILL NOT FORGET. I AM LOOKING FOR ALL THE PAST WEST COAST F/E EVALUATORS GOING BACK AS FOR AS POSSIBLE I WOULD APPERICATE ANY HELP IN THIS AREA. "FOR THE OPERATORS BY THE OPERATORS"..."

RAUHOFF, Joseph "The Toad" tweetkeeper@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-1 from 1982 through 1986 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Made two deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan with detachments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and Dodge. I was in the AME shop. That shop was the place to be during that time. A lot of partying going on !! Looking for other squadron members who were there during that time frame.This is when the first females were introduced to the squadrons. Had some good times just looking to re-live them..." [29JUN2000]

RAUSCH, Edward lydadel@aol.com "...I served with VP-17 from 1953-1955 out of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I was a Radar Operator in Crew 11. Made the Korean deployment operating out of NAS Iwakuni, Japan. It was great seeing a picture of the old BH4 P2V5. I wonder if that was the plane in which they forgot to put the gear down on in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington! I would like to hear from any of the old crew!..." [03FEB2001]

RAUSCHER, ATC Jerry j2crausch@msn.com "...I first joined VP-22 in August of 1956 and spent the next 7 and a half wonderful exciting years with them. I then went to Florida to a heavy rag and 3 years later returned to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii VP-6 some years later returned to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to join VP-1. All wonderful years. Looking for anyone that has a few minutes to swap email..." [22APR2007]

RAUSCHER, Leon r2lrausc@wmconnect.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1957 through 1959. We were based in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and deployed to Japan and NAS Kodiak, Alaska..." [18APR2007]

RAWL, AO2 Billy billy@capnbilly.com "...Served VP-23 from 1952 until 1955. Was an ordanceman on Crew 8. Served on TAD's to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada (did mess cookin' there) and NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco. I'd enjoy hearing from anyone I served with during that period. After leaving the Navy in 1955 as an AO2 and knockin' around for a few years, managed to get into one of the last USAF Aviation Cadet Pilot classes, and after completion flew KC-97's at Pease AFB, NH until leaving the AF in 1965 for employment with TWA, retiring as a Captain in '86. Web Site: http://home.earthlink.net/~capnbilly/vp23_intro.htm..." [E-Mail/URL Updated 31JUL2002 | E-Mail Updated 17APR2002 | 26JUL2000]

RAY, Alan "Birdyray" bluegoose1106@aol.com "...I served with VP-24 as a Second Mechanic on Crew 8. We bought watches and cameras in NSF Diego Garcia. Actually I got there late becuase I went to town and missed my flight. It was great to see this page would be better to hear from folks. Hey drifty how ya doin?..." [14MAR2001]

RAY, AE3 Bob rray3@austin.rr.com "...I served with VT-25 from 1962 to 1963 as an AE3. I worked in electric shop and on check crew EBU..." [26JUL2004]

RAY, Bob AW1 (Budda) rray3@austin.rr.com "...I served in VP-49 from 1964-1971. I flew on crew 1 or 2 as skippers changed. I was both a AE and AW. I left VP-49 in 1971 and transferred to FASOTRAGRULANT det. NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I would enjoy hearing from any my old fiends......Hello to all the VP-49 Woodpeckers. I served with VP-49 from 1964 to 1971 and left as AW1..." [BIO Updated 21JAN2003 | E-Mail Updated 03JAN2003 | 00XXX97]

RAY, ADR Charles P. cray8@kc.rr.com "...I served with VT-27 NAAS New New Iberia, Louisiana from 1960 to 1961 (establishment and still have my Plank Owners Certificate) and VAW-13 NAS Alameda, California from Fall 1961 to June 1963 (Honerable Discharge). I would like to hear from any former Shipmates..." [02JAN2009]

RAY, Jeff jray23@compuserve.com "...VP-5 crews 3, 9, and 1 from Jul 89 to Jul 92. VT-31 for 10 months in T-44s. Not enough flying to suit my needs so I switched to VT-28 and banged out enough FAM hops to land my current job at United Airlines. Been here since APR 95. Currently flying the French "Fifi-jet," aka Airbus A319s and A320s. Sorry folks, but this beats the hell out of OREs, PLEs and MREs anyday. However, the best layovers in the world can be had on DET anytime. I'll never forget them. Thanks, guys. E-mail me..." [02NOV98]

RAY, Morrison W. rayhotel@yahoo.com "...My uncle, AOM3C Lawrence F. Green, was a crewmember aboard VP-104 A/C BUNO: 132077 when it went missing on 08JAN44 in the Pacific. Without ever knowing him, I grew up asking about what happened on the fateful day - I later became a VP-9 Aircraft/Mission Commander (1980 to 1983) and currently fly for Northwest Airlines based in Detroit, Michigan. I still wonder about my uncle and wish I could have met the young man who gave his life for our country!..." [01AUG2004]

RAY, Ronald ERAY73@HOTMAIL.COM "...I served in VQ-1 from May 1968 through June 1969. Captain on the flight line in NAS Atsugi, Japan with trips to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Bill Privitts who also served with VQ-1. He would have arrived in NAS Atsugi, Japan in 1968..." [17NOV2001]

RAY, Sterling B. (Bill) c/o His Wife Lillian Ray LMR042828@webtv.net "...Would like to learn about someone that was in the crew with my husband, Sterling B. (Bill) Ray while he served with VPB-203. He flew over coast of England from November 1, 1943 through April 30, 1945. I believe he was a "Gunner". He is ill now and I wuld like any info to pass onto my chilren and grandchildren. Thanks a million..." [27JUL2000]

RAYMOND, Donald donraymond@softek.net "...I served with VS-27 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida. During that time we embarked on a Med and North Atlantic Cruise with the USS Intrepid. This was the last cruise that the Intrepid made. Shortly after that time the squadron was sent from NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island to NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida. In 73/74 when VS-27 was disbanded I went to our sister squadron VS-31. Any Shipmates from VS-27 out there drop me a line at my e-mail address..." [E-Mail Updated 02OCT2012 | 25APR2000]

RAYMOND, Paul A. ccmg@san.rr.com "...I served between 1967-1970 in VP-50 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Went on deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who served at the same time and same place..." [14MAY2001]

RAYMOND, Vega noball@zeronet.com "...I served with V.P.11 from 1972 to 1975 I worked in airframe I would like to hear from anyone that was there during this time..." [29APR2000]

RAYNOR, William Larry@gibralter.net "...Trying to locate Shipmates from VP-24 from 58 60..." [26FEB99]

RAYON, Guy (Fanta) daazorian@yahoo.com "...I was stationed with VP-8 from 1972 till March of 1976 I was a linesman and Plane Captain for the grounds crew. I remember people like Vernion(Blue) Steen, Ricky Greer, Jimmy Strawn, Frank Novack (who is suppose to be in California last I heard of), Phil Wachner, Danial Sanchez, Dan Scoobey and Philsberry. If you were on the line crew you knew who Philsberry was..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 30SEP2003 | 21JAN99]

RAYPPY, At2 Robert rrayppy@sbcglobal.net "...I joined FASRON-113 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in January 1954. We were located at the Seaplane base on the island. My duties consisted of constructing shipping containers for deployment of the Squadron to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I was sent to NS Subic Bay, Philippines in July 1955 on an MTS ship. After arrival at NS Subic Bay, Philippines, I helped set up an electronics shop in a trailer on NS Subic Bay, Philippines. The purpose of our shop was to provide electronic facilities and manpower to support Aircraft Carriers docked at NS Subic Bay, Philippines. NS Subic Bay, Philippines was commisioned in July 1956 and I returned to California for active duty discarge in November 1956. I would appreciate hearing from my Shipmates. We have a lot of common memories..." [09AUG2004]


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