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BUSH, ATR/AX2 Laurier Ross lrossbush@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-26, VP-743 and VP-741. I was serving with VP-741 during the Berlin Crisis (1961) and VP-26 durring the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962). After graduating from the University of Florida I was comissioned in the Seabees (CEC). My time with the squadrons was the greatest time of my life..." [19JAN2009]

HEINTZE, CPO Richard L. heintzer@pohick.org "...I served in VP-743 as a inactive duty member and when VP-741 was activated to go to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I went on active duty and went with them. Upon returning I went to NAS Memphis, Tennessee and become a Chief . After NAS Memphis, Tennessee I was assigned to VP-7 for a number of years and I am trying to locate old buddys from any of the VP tours. I recently located this site and must say you have done a remarkable job. If any one knows a vp'er by the name of Red Lawrence would you please pass my E-Mail address to him. Thanks..." [15FEB2002]

PIERRO, ADR1 Vincent Edward Retired Indianchief95@aol.com "...I joined the Naval Air Reserves in 1947 - VPML-60. We drilled at Master Field Miami Florida Then to NAS Jacksonville, Florida VP-743 Augmentation Squadron of VP-741. VP-741 was activated (1960 - 61) for Cuban Missile Crisis. Deployed to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba assigned mission of rigging and photographing Russian Ships going into Havana Harbor. Now retired and enjoying my Navy pension. I would really appreciate grtting in touch with some of my buddies..." [27APR2001]

PREECE, ATRAN Walter WALTHMANN@AOL.COM "...Was an ATRAN VP-743 USNR in H/S. Active duty VP-18 1964 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Deployed to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR 1965. Met a lot of Canadian UK VP types in Operation Spring Board. The Canadian Argus was equal to our P-3. The Brits were flying Nimords, and Shakeltons. After my rotation, I was with an HS..." [14MAR2001]

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