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Memorial Picture "...RHORER, John M...My Father, John M. Rhorer, served proudly in the Navy during WWII. His service record indicates the following: NATTCNAS Norman, Oklahoma, VP-71, FAW-14 and VPB-91. I would love to hear from anyone that served with my Dad. Donna Rhorer donna@kjeldaas.net..." [02DEC2009]


RHEA, John F. j.rhea@comcast.net "...Served withVP-19 back in the EARLY 70's. Made the Iwakuni, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, & Okinawa deployments. Flew patrols out of NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and Utapao as the MAD/RAD operator. Met and married a beautiful Thai lady (still am for all you nay sayers). Love to hear from any one who remembers..." [E-Mail Updated 23FEB2005 | E-Mail Updated 16MAR2001 | 11FEB98]

RHEA, AE2 Roger rrhea@rittermail.com "...I served with VT-29 (05/1973-09/1976) in the Avionics Division as a Flight Crew Plane Captain..." [22SEP2016]

RHINEHART, Howard rhinestones@pennswoods.net "...VP-48 Parachute Rigger from June 1960 - 1962. Seabag packed form NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba deployment in 1962. Deployment cancelled. Unpacked seabag. Transferred to Warner Springs SERE in 1962. Greeting to old "Comrades". Send an email if memory goes back that FAR!..." [10MAR2005]

RHINEHART, ATCS Russ Retired rrhine2229@comcast.net "...I served with VP-62 and VA-203 atNAS Jacksonville, Florida from November 1968 to July 1972..." [06NOV2009]

RHOADS, Bill G. BGR101@aol.com "...From June 1966 until Sept 1969 I was a Flight Communicator on LN8 (151354) VP-45 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I was one of the "Black shoe" " Radioman rate that flooded the VP squadrons during that time. I was a RM2, went to VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and on to VP-45 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 66. Received my wings in early 67 and aquired over 2400 hours as 1st tech and flight comm on LN8 and other aircraft. First PPC was LCDR R. W Steuben. and last PPC was LCDR Hollister. Flew with some really great people and a couple of not so great ones also. Deployed to BDA and Newfoundland. And NATO flight to Germany in 1967 and several "Q" flights to South America on single plane missions. Sadly I missed the VP-45 Reunion but hope to do the next one. I was a civilian pilot instructor when in squadron and flew out of the old Herlong Field. I also was lucky eneough to get lots of time as PIC on the P-3A and B and later was type rated in the L188 series aircraft. Bill G. Rhoads, President of Sparta Technical Security, LLC in Lexington, KY and Washington, DC. We do technical Surveillance Countermeasures work on a national basis..." [01DEC98]

RHOADS, Bob DSSBOB@AOL.COM "...Hello to all you VP vets: I served with VP-21 from Feb 1951 to AUG 1954. I never made it past E4 but had as much fun as the rest of the guys. I remember losing the the Mercator and having to accept the P2V-6 with its 3350 turbo compounds that wouldn't run more than 200 or 300 hrs. I later went to work for Delta airlines and found that the engine didn't perform any better there either (DC-7). I am now retired from Delta and would like to here from anyone still kicking from that time..." [11NOV98]

RHOADS, Bob (Dusty) bob.rhodes@morefield.com "...I served in VP-24 from 59 to 62. Flew in LR 7 (1479460) as the Radioman..." [17FEB2000]

RHODES, Dusty 105603.1626@compuserve.com "...I enjoyed the VP-45 story entitled "One Flight Two Remembrances" as I was the nav on that crew that went down in Argentia. At the time I was on TAD on a sub out of Key West and had complained bitterly about the assignment. After the accident I really did not want to fly again but Cdr. Chapman came down to pick me up and made me fly the plane back to NAS Jacksonville, Florida, thankfully. I am about to retire from Delta as an instructor pilot and have had a business in Marco Island since 1974..." [17MAR99]

RHOADS, ADCS James "Dusty" Retired jrhoads@dscr.dla.mil"...I retired from the Navy while attached to VP-56 in 1988. I had a lot of good friends, Bob Yearty, Mark Van Reken, etc. I thought this was the best tour of duty I ever had while I was in the VPNavy. In VP-56 I flew as a FLight Engineer and was the Maintenance Control Supervisor for approximately two years. It seems that no matter what we were tasked with we always got the job done and that was because of the quality of the people we had in the squadron..." [22MAR2001]

RHODES, AO1 Jerry R. jrhodes10@sc.rr.com "...I served with VS-31 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from August 1962 until going to AO "B" School in October 1962. Worked in Ordnance and also assigned to workingout schedules for Air Crew for last two years. Met and had many friends in the Squadron during this long time. It was preferred sea duty so did not have to be reassigned unless requested at that time. I also flew as Aircrew startingon the AF's and the S2F's for six of those years. I got out of the Navy in August 1962 as an AO1 to raise my children alone. Later remarried and we had five children to raise between us. Lost my wife in September 2005 and am still living in Columbia, S.C. where I moved to after discharge from the Navy. Would love to hear from any former Shipmates still around and share someof our stories with each other. Only former VS-31 members that I am in good contact with is Judson M. Brodie AOC and retired as LCDR after getting a Commission. He is 87 and in fairly good health and an excellent memory of many of our Shipmates. The other is LT(jg) Hawley Brooks who left the Navy after his first tour was finished. He was a pilot in the S2F's..." [29APR2009]


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