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Memorial Picture "...RYAN, HM John J...Sadly, my Uncle, John J. Ryan, who served aboard the USS Pocomoke (AV-9), just passed away on January 6th, 2016, just short of his 92nd birthday. He was proud of his service and we are proud of him and will miss him. UPDATE: Because of his service in WWII, Korea and Viet Nam and because of his injuries, he has been designated to be buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The date of the ceremony is June 9, 2016 and my family will be honored to be there to pay homage to my uncle. My father and 4 of my uncles served in WWII. Together they represented all 4 of the services - Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. I am very proud of that and very thankful for all our service men and women who keep our country safe..." Contributed by Dolly Ryan Kalhorn dollykalhorn@hotmail.com [BIO Updated 27APR2016 | 10JAN2016]

Memorial Picture "...RYAN, Thomas J...My dear husband, Thomas J. Ryan died July 20, 2006. Some of his fondest memories of his Naval career were the days at NAS Squantum, Massachusetts from l934 to 1943. During his last years he put together many memoirs of his career. We never found if there was a record of simulated landings at NAS Squantum, Massachusetts. It was recorded by a Boston TV station (WBZA?). This was after the war and my husband's shipboard duty, probably late 40's or early 50's and he was back at NAS Squantum, Massachusetts. I am still hoping to find information on this to finish the memoirs he was working on...Mary A. Ryan motnary@aol.com..." [22JAN2007]

RYAN, Carol carnmar@ohiohills.com "...I would like to talk to any of my old buddies from VP-50. I was the Postal Clerk for the squadron and also the BPO in the PI. I hope to hear from someone soon. I miss each and every one of you all..." [25JUN2000]

RYAN, Earl earlryan@yahoo.com "...I was in VP-5 from One Jan 1952 till 5 March 1955. I was on the deployments to Malta, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, and NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. I was an AE on crew 7. I have a Malta news paper showing a VP-5 plane plus an article about various squadron members, also some pictures taken in Malta. I also have TAD orders for crew 7 to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal in Jan. 1955..." [20MAR99]

RYAN, Edward Allen txaggar@aol.com "...I was one of the original with VP-206 when it was organized in 1942. Shipped out with squadron to NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. Served with squadron until comming back to the states in 1943. Served with VP-206 in NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island until 1944, when I changed from VPB squadron to VH-4 (Air Sea Rescue). Served with VH-4 in Okinawa; then with Navy occupational forces in Tokyo Bay and Sasebo, Japan from 17 October 1945 until January 13, 1946. Looking for Shipmates from that time..." [14OCT2000]

RYAN, ATR3 Joe Jtneehog@aol.com "...I served with VP-2 from 1958 thru 1959 and flew with Crew 6 as a Radar Operator..." [16APR2001]

RYAN, HM John J. c/o Dolly Ryan Kalhorn Shipmate Pix Circa April 9, 1924 dollykalhorn@hotmail.com "...My Uncle, John J. Ryan, served aboard the USS Pocomoke (AV-9). He was at Pearl Harbor for the first anniversary. He was a Hospital Corpsman during the war. He is still alive and just clelebrated his 90th birthday..." [17AUG2014]

RYAN, VICE ADMIRAL Norbert R. Retired Shipmate Pix "...Reported to the VP-5 Mad Foxes December 1981 as Executive Officer and assumed command in December 1982...Rear Admiral, CPW Pacific...A native of Mountain Home, Pennsylvania, Rear Admiral Norbert R. Ryan, Jr., graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned an Ensign in June 1967. He began flight training in August 1967 and was designated a naval aviator in October 1968. Assigned to VP-8 from 1969 to 1972, Rear Admiral Ryan participated in three Atlantic Deployments as well as several detachments to the Mediterranean and Pacific in support of special operations. Rear Admiral Ryan was assigned to the Officer of the Commandant of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy from 1972 to 1975. During this tour, he received a Master of Science Degree in Personnel Management from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. He reported to Commander, Carrier Group SIX in September 1975, serving as Flag Secretary and aide while the staff was embarked on six different carriers for deployments, exercises and carrier workups. In October 1977, he was ordered to VP-30 where he was a familiarization stage instructor pilot and served as Assistant Training Officer and Administrative Officer until he reported to VP-56 in October 1979. Rear Admiral Ryan held the Safety and Maintenance Department billets with the squadron during deployments to the Atlantic and Mediterranean. In December 1981, he reported to VP-5 as Executive Officer and assumed command in December 1982. The squadron completed deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, Azores. In April 1984, Rear Admiral Ryan was assigned to CPW-11 as Operation Officer and in August 1985, he reported to Commander, Patrol Wings Atlantic as the Force Operations Officer. On 1 August 1986, Rear Admiral Ryan became Deputy Executive Assistant/Aide to the Chief of Naval Operations, serving until 23 December 1988. En route to COMPATWING TWO, he attended the Senior Officials in National Security Program at Harvard university's John F. Kennedy School of Government. In June 1989, Rear Admiral Ryan became Commander, CPW-2 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. In February 1991, he reported for duties as Executive Assistant to Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff where he served until July 1993. Rear Admiral Ryan served as the Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Total Force Programming and Manpower (Pers-5); and as the Director, Total Force Programming and Manpower Division (N12) on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations from September to November 1993. From November 1993 to June 1995, he served as Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Distribution (Pers-4), the Navy's "Head Detailer." Rear Admiral Ryan assumed duties as Commander, Patrol Wings, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Commander, Anti-Submarine Warfare Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet on 2 August 1995. Rear Admiral Ryan is authorized to wear the Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit with two Gold Stars; Meritorious Service Medal with two Gold Stars; the Navy Commendation Medal with one Gold Star; Navy Achievement Medal with one Gold Star; the Joint Meritorious Unit Award; and a number of other service awards..." http://www.cpf.navy.mil/ctf12bio.htm

RYAN, Ron ryno2@optonline.net "...I served with VP-18 (1966-1968). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12MAY2013]

RYAN, Terry ryanflbaptist@gmail.com "...I served with VP-11 from 1985 to 1988, BUPERS SDC from 1988 to 1992, VP-30 from 1992 to 1995, VP-30 VR DET from 1995 to present. I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 24JUN2010 | 02NOV2000]

RYAN, Tom Thomas.M.Ryan@allison.com "...I was a ground pounding officer in VP-50 from October 81 to May 85. My three year tour was extended when I tendered my resignation. I went to work for Allison as an engineer with the T56 program. I'm still with the company although now it belongs to Rolls-Royce. I was fortunate to work with many of the engineers before they retired who designed the T56 and TF41 engines. The economic impact of that one product, the T56, on the local community for the past 40 years is immeasurable. We are still making parts for the Series III and plan to do so for the next 20 years. I was a Naval Academy classmate of Tony Nemeck who died in the unfortunate mid-air. Tony and I never served together. His first tour was with a Rainbow squadron. When he arrived at VP-50, I was long gone. Tony was a great guy and will be rembered for a long time. While in the RAG at NAS Moffett Field, California, he threw one of the best parties of all time. It was at an apartment complex across the street from Saint James Infirmary, an all hands bar. Tony was a chick magnent and some of the best looking women you ever saw were there. He was a fine Naval Officer, a friend and classmate. We miss him. Best wishes..." [22JAN99]

RYGLOWSKI, Gerry "Riggles" riggs@msn.com or GeraldR10@AOL.com "...My whole naval air career was VP. From Reserve at NAS Glenview, Illinois (1960) with VP-724 to ActDu with VP-24 (1965-69) and back to NavAir Resforan VP-70V-3, and VP-90 ('70-85). I've been searchin' All Over da World. I happen to visit here thru an ol' sqdn crewman estimating home repairs; now I'm alive- Again. Living in Lake county some 20 yrs my daughter has recently qual'd for NROTC thru NorthWesternUniv at Loyola. We're still a Navy family. Now Retired(8/85) I'm lookin' to Mark-On-Top another Datum. Any ol' Bosin's got a pipe? Thanks So Much for the memories!!! I'll be Passive Listn'ng for any more "contacts" with eyes-front. Buoy away!..." [04MAY98]

RYNERSON, David dryne88172@aol.com "...Served in VP-26 from August 1978 till Febuary 1982. Made 3 deployments. NS Rota, Spain, Sept 78-Mar 79. WestPac/I.O. Mar 80-Sept 80, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NSF Diego Garcia. NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, April 81-Oct 81. Dets to NAS Bermuda & NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Worked in the Electric shop where AE1 Bob Williams & AE1 Joe Nicklaus showed me the ropes, put up with my crap, and made it possible for me to make AE2. If fellow 26'ers Jim Raney or Jeff Lovelady or Clarke McCleave see this, drop me a line, or anybody else for that matter..." [21JUN2001]

RYSEWYK, ATW3 John "Jack" jackrysewyk@sbcglobal.net "...VAW-12, DET 42, ATW3, CGRS Electric Tech. and radar operator. Viet Nam in 1966 aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42)..." [06FEB2011]

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