VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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Memorial Picture "...PRALL, LCDR Gary W. "Prowler" Shipmate Pix...I am the widowed wife of Gary W. Prall. Most knew him as "Prowler" or LT Gary W. Prall. Gary served with VP-49, VP-45, Tactical Support Center NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, ASWOC officer 7th Comfleet and NAS Fort Worth JRB. I am sorry to say that he passed away in May 20, 2003 of Melanoma Cancer. Intracranial pressure took him down just before the Melanoma did. I was 4 months pregnant w/our daughter Skylar. We live in Jacksonville, Fl. and would like to hear from former Shipmates. Christy L. Prall clprall@bellsouth.net..." [05JUN2010]

Memorial Picture "...PRAGER, MCPO Leon...My father, Leon Prager, served with VP-931 and retired July 1973. Joined the day after Pearl Harbor and also fought in Vietnam and Korea. Dad past away April 2013 at 98..." Contributed by David Prager flyingsurfer1@gmail.com [25NOV2019]

Memorial Picture "...PRIDEMORE, George...Shipmate George Pridemore, friend and fellow Plane Captain, was listed in November 2001 Fleet Reserve Magazine, taps section. God Bless you George. You are not forgotten..." Contributed by KING, ADRC Robert R. Retired ret.navy@verizon.net [03NOV2001]

Memorial Picture "...PRIDGEN, TDC Harley...TDC Harley Pridgen passed away on August 7th, 2011 in Memphis, Tn. He served with VP-30 and VP-30 Detachment A (1959-1963) and FAETUANT. A good friend and my boss after TD "A" School..." Contributed by DOWNS, TD1 Lee B. leebdowns@aol.com [15AUG2011]

Memorial Picture "...PRIMMER, ARM2 Wesley E...Shipmate Pix...My Father, Wesley E. Primmer, passed away April 28, 2011 at 89 years of age. Dad served was a ARM2 with VPB-208 during WWII flying as a Radio Operator. Dad didn't talk much about his service and trying to find out more. I would love to hear from any of Dad's Shipmates..." Contributed by Jim Primmer plainjp@verizon.net [PIX Added 18DEC2015 | 08JUN2013]

Memorial Picture "...PRISLUPSKY, Bill "William"...Bill "William" Prislupsky passed away today, 2-20-07. He served at NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England. Stubborn as a mule but had a heart of Gold Rest in Peace Bill...Mitch Duran kodawolf@hotmail.com..." [21FEB2007]

Memorial Picture "...PRIVETT, AT3 Robert...AT3 VP 10 1953 - 1955 passed away April 28, 2008..." Contributed by WILSON, AT2 Robert T. Jr. helgasgardener@gmail.com [29JAN2009]

Memorial Picture "...PRUITT, Julian E. Jr...I am sad to report that Julian E. Pruitt Jr. (VPB-119 Crew-16) passed away on September 28, 2012. He was in touch with several people on this board looking for information about loved ones. He shared a copy of the VPB-119 "yearbook" with several people and was glad to do so. He is missed by all that knew him..." Contributed by Karen P. Wilson kpwilson@wctel.net [27JUL2013]

PRALL, AWC Ben Retired benpeg@yahoo.com "...VP-46 11/65-6/70; VP-31 6/70-3/74; VP-22 3/74-5/78; FASOMFT 6/78-6/81; VP-46 6/81-4/84. Retired AWC 5/84..." [04MAY2000]

PRANGE, Ed fly40n@erols.com "...Hi Liberty Belles (VP-66). Served from 80-81 as a AE. Enjoyed being around the P-3. Being stationed there inspired me to get pilots ticket. Now I'm an HVAC Mech who loves to fly. I've looked down on the Grove on my way to Doylestown AP. Thanks for all the memories..." [26MAY98]

PRATER, YN1 Kenneth A. papjap1@aol.com "...I was stationed at NAS Alameda, California from September 1953 through June 1954 VR-2 squadron Ops 0ffice. Would love to correspond with others who were there at the same time. Would be interested in information concerning personnel stationed there at the same time..." [20AUG2002]

PRATHER, Dick rprather@pacbell.net "...I would like to say Hi to the many friends I served with in the squadrons and units I was assigned to during my 24 year stint that ended in August 1980. Those who care to reminisce please feel free to email me at home or work. I flew as either enlisted aircrew, navigator, or ASW TACCO in the following squadrons: VS-32, NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island + USS TARAWA CVS-40 (AUG - NOV '57); VR-24, NAS Port Lyautey, Morocco (DEC 57 - OCT 60); VW-15, NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (NOV 60 - APR 61); NARTU, NAS Jacksonville, Florida (JUN 61 - OCT 61); VP-741, NAS Jacksonville, Florida (OCT 61 - AUG 62); VP-26, NAS Brunswick, Maine (AUG 62 - AUG 64); NFO Traing (AUG 64 - OCT 65); VR-22, NAS Moffett Field, California (OCT 65 - MAY 67); VP-31, NAS Moffett Field, California (MAY 67 - OCT 69); VP-16, NAS Jacksonville, Florida (DEC 69 - DEC 71); NAVFAC, Cape Hatteras, NC (Dec 71 - DEC 73); VS-21, NAS North Island, San Diego, California + USS KENNEDY CV-67 + USS CONSTELLATION CV-64 (JAN 74 - JUL 77); ASWOC NAS North Island, San Diego, California (AUG 77 - AUG 80)> retirement..." [E-Mail Updated 02NOV2000 | 23NOV98]

PRATHER, AW1 Richard "Rick" "Rick the Rock" rprather@4wall.com "...I served with VP-30 (1972-1973) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-16 (1973-1978), NADC (1978-1980) and VPU-2 (1981-1984). I served 12 awesome years in the U S Navy as a Naval Aircrewman aboard the P-3 Aircraft. Started my worldwide adventures in VP-16 and then went on up to NADC. These two commands sent me to most of the free world accessible from the East Coast. Finished my enlistment off while assigned to VPU-2. Was able to see almost all areas of WEST-PAC while stationed with VPU-2. To all of the people I served with, thank you..." [25JUN2019]

PRATT, Bob rpratty@verizon.net "...My twin brother Dick and I both served with VP-45 from August 1968 to June 3rd, 1972. He worked in Operations from day one and for my final 2 1/2 years I worked in the AI/Comunications office. We both made four deployments, the first being WestPac, then NS Rota, Spain, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, then back to NS Rota, Spain. We both played Softball for the Squadron under the management and coaching of Chief R. L. Brooks and Chief Jerry Stewart. I also played for the Base Softball team, and our Squadron Football Team. Fond memories of both officers and enlisted. It will be great hearing from anyone who served during this time. I am a member of the VP-45 Association and trying to get my brother to join..." [E-Mail Updated 28AUG2007 | E-Mail Updated 23MAR2003 | 18AUG2001]

PRATT, Christopher L. Lieutenant clpratt@nps.navy.mil "...First duty station - Patrol Squadron Eleven (VP-11) NAS Brunswick, ME 04011 - October 1992=>June 1996..." WEBSITE: http://dubhe.cc.nps.navy.mil/~clpratt/welcome.html

PRATT, Curt (Lurch) cpratt@howdenbuffalo.com "...Served with VP-8 from 1971-1974 with CAC-6. Wondered a lot about some of my former crew and squadron..." [27AUG2002]

PRATT, AW2 Stephen R. spratt313@aol.com "...I served with VP-46 (AWA2 SS1) from 1979 to 1982. I flew on Crew 1 and 2 with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. Looking for fellow Shipmate John W. Pierce (SS3), AW1 Pat Henderson (SS3), Robert (Oly) Olds (SS1), John Kenard (SS1/2) and any/all fellow crew and/or Shipmates from that time period. I am also on the Navy TWS site so feel free to look me up there as well. There is also an ASW group on Facebook that I am also a member of. Currently a Major in the USAR and a vet of both OEF and OIF. Now doing diplomatic security work in both theaters..." [BIO Updated 06MAY2009 | 12NOV2005]

PRATT, Thomas H. thpratt@aol.com "...I am a plank owner in VS-27 which was commissioned at NAS Norfolk, Virginia in late 1950 or early 1951. To begin with, they gave us old TBM's until they could build the AF's for us. I got out 1n 1954 before the S2F's came along. If anyone out there was around at that time, please give me a shout!!!! BTW what is the outfit doing now?..." [07APR2000]

PRATTON, CDR Samuel D. http://members.aol.com/StevenV113/VP-94/xo1.htm "...Commander Samuel D. Pratton received his commission from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1979. Following flight training in Pensacola, Florida and Mather Air Force Base, Sacramento, California, he was designated a Naval Flight Officer in November 1980. After completing Replacement Air Group Training at VP-30, he was assigned to VP-5 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. While in VP-5, Commander Pratton deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NS Rota, Spain and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. Following his tour with VP-5, he was assigned to Naval Aviation Schools Command at NAS Pensacola, Florida, as an Instructor Training Course instructor and a Systems Analyst. Upon release from active duty in 1987, he affiliated with VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. Commander Pratton holds a Bachelor's Degree in Operations Analysis from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master's Degree in Systems Analysis from the University of West Florida. He is employed as a Systems Analyst with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service in Pensacola, Florida. During his career, Commander Pratton has been designated a Patrol Plane Mission Commander and Tactical Coordinator in P-3B TACNAVMOD and P-3C aircraft. His military decorations include the Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Navy Battle "E" Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal..." [05JUL2003]

PRAY, Dan C. Retired daniel_pray@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1984 to 1987, VP-48 from 1987 to 1990, VP-31 1990 to 1992, VP-47 from 1992 to 1996, and then Executive Transport Department NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1996 to 1999. I retired in May of 1999. I was a FE. I am still presently flying as a FE with U. S. Customs P-3 Operations Center Corpus Christi, Texas..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 11AUG2009 | 26DEC2000]

PREATO, Thomas J. Sr. tpreato@optonline.net "...I served with VP-4 from February 1965 to December 1968 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam..." [29MAR2004]

PREBOR, Earl e_prebor@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-5 squadron from 1949 thru Jan 1952. We were stationed at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Would like to hear from anyone that was statioed with me. I was a AD2 when discharged. Had a lot of good friends I would like to hear from..." [27DEC98]

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]

PREHNAL, AM2 Rudy okmouse2@gmail.com "...I served with VP-812 at NAS Kodiak, Alaska from 1951 to 1952 and VP-29 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a deployment to NAS Atsugi, Japan in 1952. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 28MAY2009 | 20JAN98]

PREISS, AW2 Jerry preissfam123@yahoo.com "...I was an AW2 in VP-50 from May 1973 to August 1976. I worked in the NATOPS office, and I was a SS3. The radar operators in VP-50 were very well trained, and led by an highly respected Shipmate by the name of Doc Frye. I was also a SS1 in VP-23 from May 1980 to September 1983. I worked in training and the NATOPS office. Jim Monfort is the Shipmate I remember from VP-23 (he still owes me $10 from a bet he lost)..." [07JUN2002]

PRENTICE, CAPTAIN Peter Retired webster@ameritel.net "...Served with VP-44 9/81 to 9/83 with deployments to NS Rota, Spain, Azores and NAS Bermuda and a Drug interdiction mission to Puerto Rico. Lve to here from any of my Shipmates..." [24OCT98]

PREROST, AZ3 Robert rfprerost@yahoo.com "...I was an AZ3 in VP-5 from 7-69 to 7-70..." [E-Mail Updated 10DEC2005 | 06MAR2000]

PRESLEY, NCCS Terry Retired tpresley@garberautomall.com "...I served with VP-49 from April 1974 to 1976, VP-24 from 1986 to 1988, and CPRW-11 April 1988 to June 1992 retired as a NCCS..." [24SEP2006]

PRESSLY, DAVE SPRE100854@AOL.COM "...JUST WANTED TO SAY HEY TO ALL THE VP-16'ERS OUT THERE. BIG DAVE IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL. HEY JAMIE, DOC, AND LANCE C. VP-16 1982-1985: NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal IN'83 and NAS Keflavik, Iceland IN '84..." [13JAN99]

PRESSON, AWCM Ray G. "Tex" Retired rgpresson@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-56 (April 1974 to April 1978), Instructor at AWA School (1978 to 1981), USS Enterprise CV-65 (1981 to 1982), USS America CV-66 (1982 to 1984), Dam Neck (1984 to 1989), USS John F. Kennedy CV-67 (1989 to 1992), Dam Neck (1992) and AWA School (1992 to 1993)..." [E-Mail Updated 30NOV2007 | 22DEC98]

PRESTON, PNSN Curt cpreston@samnet.net "...After all these years it was truly great to see this site and see familiar names from VP-49 1968 and the Westpac Cruise. Ahoy and smooth sailing to Fred Bates, Ray Bennett, Doug Binks, John Bland, John Eubanks, Rod Evans, Jim Lafayette, Otto Lassen, Dan Pettitt, Ken Rossman, Dave Vezina, and especially Dick Zeisel. Hopefully we will hear from Ben Suriben, Harold Francis, Al Gholson, Chris White, Barry Fake, Steve Harris, Willie Falk, Leonard Cross, "Chief" Legare, and who could forget Dan Carlson, who had a Nikon way before Paul Simon sang about it. All the comments posted simply mean one thing-"Ship Over!" Most likely the PN gang is remembered as slugging away behind the counter and sometimes deserved the "Honey Bucket" but we did try to get the leave basket cleaned out before typing STOs..." [09AUG2000]

PRESTON, ATC Larry M. Retired prestonlm@bellsouth.net "...I served with VXE-6 from September 1969 to March 1974..." [15FEB2010]

PRESTWICH, LCDR George D. gprestwich@earthlink.net "...Was LCDR in VP-48 NAS North Island, San Diego, California and NAS Iwakuni, Japan from mid-1954 to August 1955 when I resigned from USN and went to work for GE. Was PPC of SF-10. Was Ass't Operations Officer under Ed Allen, and the skipper during my assignment was the infamous Cap't Jack Young (of "fly it in the normal notch" fame). My co-pilots were Jolly Bob Hector, Ted Fuger and Oley Olander. Have been to three VP-48 Seaplane Pilots' Reunions in Dallas, San Diego and Pensacola, but not for several years, because I'm not able anymore to travel very far from home..." [BIO Updated 16JUN2003 | 01MAR99]

PREVATT, AW2 James W. jprevatt@tampabay.rr.com "...I served with VP-45 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I was the squadron enlisted tactics instructor and Jezebel operator for Crew-22 in the Vietnam deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. Great experience with professional squadron personel. I was in the 2nd plane ready for take off in NAS Adak, Alaska when we lost a plane to an abort due to the smoke hatch opening sending fear and abort request..." [24DEC2016]

PREVATT, CAPTAIN Richard M. III http://www.dcmilitary.com/navy/tester/6_14/local_news/6247-1.html "...April 5, 2001 - Naval officer ends 24-year career - On March 23, the commander of the Naval Air Systems Command and the Program Executive Officer for Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation bid farewell to Capt. Richard M. Prevatt III. Prevatt culminated his U.S. Navy career of over 24 years as he passed the lead of Naval Afloat Targeting and Cruise Missiles Command and Control Programs (PMA-281) to Capt. Michael A. Hecker. PMA-281 is chartered to develop, acquire, deploy and support Naval Afloat Targeting systems and Cruise Missile Command and Control Systems for the nation's warriors. Its roots date back to 1977 when the Joint Cruise Missiles Program Office was created. PMA-281 was formed in 1986 to provide mission planning capabilities for Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles. Since that time, the command has evolved to support a wide variety of Navy weapons, provide imagery processing and exploitation systems, precision targeting systems, as well provide innovative approaches to conducting maritime power projection. In September 1997, Prevatt assumed command as program manager (PMA-281) for the nine major systems providing Command and Control, Imagery Processing, Precision Targeting and Mission Planning essential to fleet Tomahawk and Joint Precision Weapons. His team received multiple commendations for operational Tomahawk support during Operations Desert Fox and Allied Force/Noble Anvil and numerous Secretary of the Navy awards for Acquisition Innovation and Reform. Born in Stuttgart, West Germany, into a military family, he earned his bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering and computer science, Summa Cum Laude, from Duke University in 1977. After commissioning in May, he reported to NAS Pensacola, Florida, for naval flight training in June 1977, and graduated with distinction. Prevatt completed P-3 replacement pilot training at VP-30, NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1979, then reported to his first operational assignment with the "Pegasus" of VP-11, there completing two LANT deployments. After jet transition at NAS Kingsville, Texas, in 1982, he graduated with Class 84 of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in December 1983. He joined Force Warfare Aircraft Test Directorate at Naval Air Test Center NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to direct P-3 engine performance monitoring, defensive electronic countermeasures, and survivability and vulnerability developmental test. He then returned to TPS as an instructor. In 1986, he joined the "Wizards" of VPU-2 where he directed multiple WESTPAC deployments. Prevatt earned his master's degree with distinction in computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., in December 1990. After graduation, he completed the program manager's course at the Defense Systems Management College, then began his association with Tomahawk as director of Test and Evaluation for Program Executive Officer, Cruise Missile Project during both Desert Watch and Desert Storm and the accelerated fleet introduction of Block III. In April 1994, he was selected to be deputy program manager for Combat Identification and then for Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures for Program Executive Officer, Tactical Aircraft Programs (PEO(T)). In May 1997, he joined PEO(T) as operations officer and chief of staff. His service has included over 3,400 flight hours as a pilot in 41 types of Navy, Air Force, Army and Allied aircraft..." [15DEC2005]

PREWITT, Dennis d.prewitt@mailcity.com "...I was in VP-7 from about 1963 thru 1967 as a Tactical Coordinator, Crew 6..." [02APR98]

PRIBIL, Frank pribjon@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-931 (09/1950-09/1952). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [09JUL2015]

PRICE, SP5 Bill b_price@earthlink.net "...I served with 1st RR Company (05/1970-11/1971) at NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam as a 98G (Voice Intercept Operator) and the 8th RRFS (12/1969-05/1970)..." [31AUG2019]

PRICE, Charles A. dingmancap@msn.com "...I served with VP-44 from August 1962 to October 1963. Had many great times with the Line Crew. Does any know if the Hickory House or the Gay 90's are still open in Patuxent River, Maryland?..." [21DEC2005]

PRICE, CPO Charles E. Retired cep71@gci.net "...I served with VP-47 as Aircrew in PBM's from March 1951 to 1953. Our overseas deployment was to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I retired as a CPO on June 25, 1970 in Millington, Tenn..." [03NOV2003]

PRICE, CDR Dave R. https://cnatra.navaltx.navy.mil/vt-28/front.htm "...CDR Dave Price, a native of San Jose, CA, is a 1985 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Following primary flight training in Pensacola, FL, and advanced maritime training with the Rangers of VT-28 in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, he was designated a Naval Aviator in January 1987. He then reported to VP-30 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida for patrol plane pilot training in the P-3C Orion. CDR Price's operational flying tours include as a junior officer with the VP-16 War Eagles in NAS Jacksonville, Florida, from 1987-1990 where he qualified as a Patrol Plane Mission Commander and instructor pilot, and as a department head with the VP-5 Mad Foxes from 1996-98, also NAS Jacksonville, Florida. His department head tour included duty as the Safety/NATOPS Officer, detachment officer-in-charge in NAS Keflavik, Iceland, and Aircraft Maintenance Officer. He has made VP deployments throughout the Atlantic and European theaters including: NAS Sigonella, Sicily; NAS Keflavik, Iceland; NS Roosevelt Roads, PR; and NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. CDR Price served in USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN from 1993-95 as a Tactical Action Officer and Anti-Surface Warfare Officer, and finished his afloat tour as the Combat Direction Center Officer. He deployed twice to the Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf with the ABRAHAM LINCOLN Battle Group in support of Operations Desert Storm and Southern Watch. CDR Price's shore assignments include duty as the Maintenance/Logistics Officer on the staff of CPRW-11, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, and a short tour as the Public Affairs Officer of NAS Alameda, California. The remainder of his ashore time included student tours at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, and at the Naval War College in Newport, RI. He holds an MS in Astronautical Engineering and an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies. While a student at NPS, he was selected as a research associate in the Systems Analysis Branch at NASA's Ames Research Center where he designed a hypersonic deck-launched interceptor. He is a designated subspecialist in space systems engineering. CDR Price's awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (3) and Navy Achievement Medal (2) in addition to various service and unit awards..." [05JUL2003]

PRICE, Gary E. (GWrench) gary.price@evergreenaviation.com "...I was with VP-26 from 74-79 and then VP-10 from 81-87 pushin power levers in both tours. I also did a tour with OMD NAS Keflavik, Iceland from 87-90 flying the Station Bird (Hagar) then retired out of NATTC Millington teaching AE"A" there. I am now teaching heavy metal (B747's) for Evergreen International out of Oregon. I would love to hear from any and all of the old timers. For those true VP tenners, they will know who came up with "Its Hard to be Humble, When your a TEN!" Also, looking for Joe Barrera and PM Elliott (if anyone knows of they're whereabouts). Best wishes to all the old Shipmates, and here's looking toward bigger and better times!..." [13DEC99]

PRICE, Jeff janda.price@xtra.co.nz "...I served with Royal Air (RAF)-201 flying the Nimrod MR1 with a two week deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (03/1975) where VP-19 were the resident maritime squadron..." [03DEC2015]

PRICE, Jim jimprice@iwakuni-atc.org "...I was a Marine Air Traffic Controller at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan (1969-1970/1972-1975). We controlled a lot of VP-1 and VP-17 P-3's out of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington..." WebSite: Iwakuni ATC Organization [03JAN2011]

PRICE, AW3 (no more) Keith inexile@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-10 from October 1996 through Auguest 1999. It's weird how you kind of miss something even though you didn't really like it at the time. I wish the best to all the men and women I met along the way. The ones sacraficing so I can live the life I have now. If anyone sees AW1 Robert Hutchins (Hutch) tell him to drop me a line..." [06JUN2000]

PRICE, Kenneth KPriceKen@aol.com "...I served with VP-6 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from May, 1971 to Feb. 1975 . Would love to hear from Shipmates who served at the same time..." [30MAR2000]

PRICE, AW1 Ron Retired ronald.price@yahoo.com "...I served with FAETUPAC (08/1966-11/1968) NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I was a ASWE Instructor - mostly ASA-13. Was supposed to go to ASW but got hijacked by ATC Lee..." [10FEB2016]

PRIDDY, CAPTAIN Clarence L. Jr. Retired Y22L29@aol.com "...I served as Commanding Officer of VP-24 from November 1968 to December 1969. Have lost track of everyone since then. Just discovered this site. Hope to hear from someone..." [17APR2002]

PRIEM, Susan supriem@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-90 from October 1987 to October 1989. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [01SEP2006]

PRIEN, Tom prien@goldfield.com "...VP-31 (7-70), VP-40 (70-73), CPWP NAS Moffett Field, California (73-75), PatWing One det NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (75-78), FCTCL Dan Neck (78-82) and several other non-VP type tours. Retired 9-96..." [15MAR99]

PRIEST, AXAN James D. "Preacher" daave2847@netzero.net "...Hi all you 60's VP-50 Shipmates. I was the nerdy kid with glasses and all. Would love to hear from the old gang anytime. Merry Christmas! Its been 40 since we were in both the NS Sangley Point, Philippines and Det to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 24DEC2007 | 20JAN2006]

PRIMAVERA, LTJG Nicholas (Nick) c/o John Konvalinka njprima@earthlink.net "...DELETE_..." [14OCT2002]


PRINDLE, CAPTAIN Brian Charles https://www.cnet.navy.mil/vp30home/capt_prindle_bio.htm "...Captain Prindle received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia and was commissioned through the NROTC program in May 1979. He was designated a Naval Aviator in July 1980. In addition, Captain Prindle earned a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from National Defense University, The Industrial College of the Armed Forces in June 2001. Operationally, Captain Prindle served in VP-45, aboard the USS RANGER (CV61) as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer and V-2 Division Officer, as the Operations Officer in VP-11, ICEX 93 Officer-in-Charge for CPW-5, Chief Staff Officer for CPW-10, and commanded VP-46. Captain Prindle's shore assignments include VP-30 as an Instructor Pilot, and a second assignment serving as the Senior COMNAVAIRLANT NATOPS Evaluator and P-3C NATOPS Model Manager. Major Staff duty tours include Assistant for Officer Promotion Plans and Policy, and Special Assistant for Flag Matters, Bureau of Naval Personnel, and Program Analyst, Assessment Division (N81), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Additionally, Captain Prindle served on the Joint Staff (J8) as an Action Officer, CINC Liaison Office, Joint Requirements Division. While assigned to the Joint Staff, he completed the MIT Seminar XXI Fellow Program, Foreign Politics, International Relations and the National Interest. In August 2001 he assumed his current position as Commanding Officer, VP-30. Captain Prindle has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various other service awards..." [15JUN2003]

PRINGLE, AFCM James Retired jrpfishpond@awsomenet.net "...I served with VU-5 from 1958 to 1960. My step brother, Richard Chambers, was also in VU-5 and transfered in 1959. What a great time it was in Japan back in those days. Loved the JD-1. I was an a non-designated striker when I check on board VU-5 working out of airfames and the liberty was so good I was still a non-designated airman when I transfered to VAH-4 two years later. I retired from the Navy in 1990 as an AFCM. Would to hear from anyone was in VU-5 during the same time period that might remember me..." [11OCT2003]

PRINGLE, AFCM Jim Retired JPrin43008@aol.com "...Served in VP-22, 1970-1973, and VP-1, 1976-1980. I knew a guy by the name of Robert Carney in VP-22..."

PRINSEN, ATCS(AW) Karl "Skip" Retired w7pn@rtconnect.net "...I served with VP-49 (1961 to 1964), VP-30 (1964 to 1967), VP-44 (1967 to 1970), NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee AFTA School (1970 to 1974), VAW-113 (1975 to 1978), NAMTRA 1098 & 1013 (1978 to 1981), VF-213 (1981 to 1985), COMFITAEWWINGSPAC (1985 to 1988) a retired in June 1988. I miss the old days and have had many changes in my life. I finished my Masters Degree and am looking for a job that reflects my recent training..." [E-Mail Updated 16APR2009 | BIO and E-Mail Updated 30NOV98 | 24AUG98]

PRINTKE, Thomas E. shortmort1@charter.net "...I was attached to VP-22 from December 1964 until September 1966. Worked out of the squadron's Power Plants shop under PO1 Adair and Chief MacManaman. COs at the time I was in VP-22 were P.J. Hartley, Goerge Prasnos and Fuller (don't remember his first name). Was with the deployment that was at NS Sangley Point, Philippines and check crew (The Forgotten Few) at the NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, we were involved in Operation Markettime during the build up in Vietman flying patrols in the South China Seas and Gulf of Tonkin. Would like to get in touch with Leonard W. Dietrich - I was the best man at his wedding in Hawaii in 1966..." [20FEB2003]

PRINTY, CWO2 John E. Retired wileyoldfox@peoplepc.com "...I served with VPB-206 for several months before transfer to VPB-27 in early 1949. I served with VP-27 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from February to December 1949. At that time I was a non-rated airman and flew as a second ordnanceman in crew "DC" 2 and 9 flying the PB4Y-2 Privateer. We deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska from August to November 1949. The squadron was Disestablished in December 1949. Served with FASRON-108 from November 1954 to November 1956. Was an AO2 when I reported aboard and was an AO1 when I departed. Thoroughly enjoyed my tour and my introduction to the "VP Navy". I also served with VAQ-33 - VA(AW)-33 NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey from November 1956 to December 1959. Our squadron moved March 1958 to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island as NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey was to be closed. We flew the AD-5N aircraft until April 1959 when the squadron mission was changed and we switched to AD-5Q aircraft. I left the squadron December 1959 as the squadron mission had changed and the squadron no longer had a weapons launching need. All of the ordnancemen were transferred to other activities in the NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island area. In my three plus years in the squadron, I served in detachments aboard the USS Saratoga, USS Forrestal, and the USS Wasp..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 26DEC2005 | E-Mail Updated 28APR2003 | 00XXX1997]

PRIOR, LTjg Jerry c/o His Son MAPrior@aol.com "...Dad was an Ensign and a co-pilot. He became a LTjg in early 1946..." [27DEC2001]

PRIOR, Raymond C. previousray@aol.com "...I was in VPB-121, Crew 4 - LCDR Ettinger's crew. We were based on Iwo Jima doing barrier patrols and training for the invasion of Japan which thank goodness never came as the Bombs were dropped and some time later we came home..." [29MAY2001]


PRITCHARD, AT1 Karl karlp@embarqmail.com "...I served with FASRON-111 from May 1958 to July 1960. Worked in the AT shop as AT3 and AT2. I have a copy of our 1958-1959 yearbook called "The Cruise." Names, photos, even ads from the Bermuda civilian world. I served in VAW-13 starting in NAS North Island, San Diego, California, before the main squadron came to NAS Alameda, California from NAS Agana, Guam. I worked as AT2 and AT1 in the Avionics Shop, under Chief Blum. I flew as aircrewman in the AD5Q and TF-1Q. I went on the first detachment to the Phllipines - "Det 1", and from there on the first det to Vietnam - "Det West," also known as "Skelton's Screwy Scramblers." We had PRI-1 for ordering parts from 'Nam, and it was nice to order a part today and have it flown all the way from NAS Alameda, California, arriving the next day. I remember when we lost Wagley, Weaver, Marron and Poore in a crash in the Phillipines, and when Vidarte went in off NAS Cubi Point, Philippines..." On my return CONUS I was transferred to the E-2 Hawkeye program, and served in NMC Point Pugu, was a plank-owner of VAW-124, served in the RAG RVAW-120, and introduced the E2C to VAW-121, where I retired..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 18SEP2007 | E-Mail Updated 02JUL2005 | BIO Updated 29DEC2004 | E-Mail Updated 30APR2004 | 10AUG2003]

PRITCHETT. Oria "Grady" junep47@yahoo.com "...I was stationed with VX-4 from late 1988 to october 1990. I worked in the AME shop and the tool room. Anoyone remember me, please don't hesitate to drop me a line. I would really like to hear from you. Names I remember are Reginald Sanfford and Audry Brookings, they were yoeman in admin..." [18SEP2010]

PRITCHETT, AE Dave Jr. pritchxlda@aol.com "...I served with VP-90 at NAS Glenview, Illinois (1984 to 1988) and VP-MAU at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [15SEP2010]

PRITCHETTE, John j_pritchette@yahoo.com "...I served in VP-5 from 1976 to 1979. I worked in the Paraloft for Scott Rice. I made 2 deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and 1 deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I worked with a bunch of great people and would do it all over again. I also served with VP-11 from 1983 to 1986 in the paraloft. Dale Johnson was the supervisor. Good squadron and good people. Anyone who might remember me send me a note..." [BIO Updated 22APR2009 | 07FEB2009]

PRIVETT, Bob privett@concentric.net "...Stationed in VP-10 from Feb. 1953 to Oct. 1955. Flew with LCDR Wiseman's crew as ECM/2nd Radio. Pinky Higgins 1st Radio and Joe Young PC. Transisitoned from P2V-3 to 5F's while deployed to Keflavik in 1954 early'55. Been in touch with Glenn Tweedy but would sure like to hear from other members of the squadron..."

PROBERT, Curtis K. crakahed@megalink.net "...I would like to hear from some of my old Shipmates. I was with VPB-144 from 1944 to 1945. Please send a letter to me at: Curtis Probert, Birch Point Rd., Perry, Me 04667..." [27JUL2000]

PROCTOR, Joe vp26@webtv.net "...I served with VP-26 Oct '64-June'66. I was an AZ3 in the Maintenance Office with Maintenance Chief was Chief Pickens. VP-26 was sent to Gitmo early '65. I stayed behind because I just left Gitmo after 18 months. I had one deployment to Key West in June '65 with P-2s. Anybody been to BNAS recently? You wouldn't know the place. Hope to hear from anybody who was in VP-26 from 10/64 thru 6/66..." [10MAY98]

PRODEN, Joseph E. jprodensky@aol.com "...I served with VP-7 as a Radio Operator with Crew 11 (aircraft Number 8) from 1962-1964 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. If any one reading this was in VP-7 during that period or was part of Crew 7, please contact me. Looking forward to hearing from former Shipmates..." [28AUG2002]

PRODROMOS, AWCS Dean H. Retired d.prodromos@comcast.net "...I had many great times during my years with VP-65 (1974 to 1993), so I it's with great sadness I hear of it's disestablishment effective March 2006. Will there be a diestablishment service? Will we be notified? I hear from Scott Pierce on occasion. Does anyone hear from AWCS C.P. "Buster" Williams?..." [15DEC2005]

PROEHL, AW1 Anthony (Tony) Retired tproehl@meekercoop.net "...I served with VP-1 (1980-1983), FASO DET NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (1983-1986). VP-6 (1986-1990) FASO DET NAS Moffett Field, California (1990-1992). Retired 1992. Alive and well living in the frozen tundra..." [E-Mail Updated 10JAN2006 | E-Mail Updated 03OCT98 | 31MAR98]

PROFANCIK, AME2 Alan ampro@charter.net "...I was lucky to have served with the best patrol squadron, VP-11 (lovin' eleven), in the navy. I arrived in December of '67 as an AMEAA and went to work in Check Crew under Chief LLoyd. As an AME3, I worked under PR1 Hatfield in the Paraloft. I finnished my tour as an AME2 in Airframes under Chief Zorn. I departed VP-11 and the Navy in January of '71. I've regretted it ever since. I'd sure like to hear from any of my old Shipmates..." [ICQ# 38829225][07DEC2000]

PROFFITT, David proffitt5517@gmail.com "...I served with was VP-17 (04/1967-10/1969) as squadron AIO. Kitt and I still live in the kansas City area and having fun with the 8 grandchildren. I recently retired and would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 23AUG2019 | BIO Updated 02APR2011 | 22DEC99]

PROFFITT, Jack M. rjproffitt@charter.net "...I served with VP-42 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California then NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1961 to July 1965 with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan 1964 as Crew-2 (Powell's Pacers) Plane Captain. John Boolen and Pat Culley have both passed away here in Washington state in the last 8 years. I currently live in East Wenatachee, Washington. I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [25JAN2010]

PROULX, AT2 Jerry jpru50@sbcglobal.net "...Joined VP-11 on deployment in NAS Bermuda as an AT-2 in the spring of "74". Made deployments to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal "75", NAS Bermuda again in 1976, ending with a NS Rota, Spain trip at the end of 1977, transfering to NAS Brunswick, Maine AIMD in January 1978 until discharge in June 1979. What a great time those years were, meeting and serving with all you wonderful VP Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 30DEC2009 | E-Mail Updated 25JAN2003 | 16JUL2000]

PROVOST, Bob pro67442@aol.com"...I served with VP-24 December 1963 to 1965. I left the Brooklyn Navy Yard and headed to NAS Norfolk, Virginia only to find half the squadron at NAS Keflavik, Iceland and the other half in NS Rota, Spain. I lucked out and went to NS Rota, Spain. I also deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Souda Bay, and 3 months in NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1964. I was billeted on the USS Tallahatchie County. My first CO was CDR R. D. Amme. I remenber him well because he was from Hamden, CT. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [25JAN2004]

PROVOST, AW3 Leonard J. lenprovost@gmail.com "...I served with RTU-92 then VP-92 from 1970 to 1975. I was in the P2 that as one other PO put it "Broke its' back" on landing in August of 1972. I was fortunate enough to pull 2 week duty at NS Rota, Spain and saw the Med from the bow observer's chair. The Pilot on that cruise was LCDR Harries. I'd love to hear from a few of the other guys on that crew. (NATTCENTER for Boot, P and A School then RESASWTAC EAST, NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania followed by 4.5 years TAR at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts..." [03OCT2009]

PROVOW, AMEAN Chuck dingdow@outlook.com "...I served with VQ-1 (10/1970-10/1972) with a Detachment (Bravo) to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam. I worked in the AME Shop and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [11DEC2015]

PRUDEN, Richard A. "headbanger/father flanigan/meally" richardpruden@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-46 from January 1988 to July 1992. I want to get in touch with people who I new during one of the best times of my life. After serving as a SS1/2 on CAC-1, 2, and 8. I went to PSD NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I discharged in January 1996. I now am a police officer on an indian reservation in Hopland CA. I am currently in the process of moving to work with the Oroville Police Department..." [23JUN99]

PRUETT, AT3 Terry tpruett@ccountry.net "...I served with VP-22 as a Radio Operator during the NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan deployment in 1972 (including the TDY to Tainan, Taiwan and patrols off Viet Nam). While I could have been a far better sailor, I certainly enjoyed that special time in my life in the Blue Goose Squadron. I was medivaced back to the states for a hearing loss just prior to the end of deployment and never received a cruisebook. If anyone can help me locate one for that cruise, please contact me..." [19JUN2004]

PRUITT, Charles chspru@sbcglobal.net "...I am looking for anyone who served with me assigned to VP-1 in 1966. We were stationed in Washington, Japan, Saigon, and South Vietnam. I was in the maintenance department. At the time I was an AA. I wonder if any of these planes are around today. This squadron did come under enemy fire with loss of life and damage to our planes..." [16FEB2004]

PRUITT, PR3 Thomas F. bunkypruitt@msn.com "...I served with VAW-114 from 1967 to 1969. We served aboard USS Kitty Hawk on 2 WedPac cruises. Would like to hear from anyone that I served with..." [01JUN2008]

PRUSS, Terry course180-x@yahoo.com "...I was an ATN in VT-31 from late 1961 January 1965. Had "Flight Skins" and crewed S2Fs, P2Vs, and P5Ms. Mostly flew Radio position, but was designated ECM. I was mostly "nights" in the Avionic's Shop. TACAN and RADAR (APS-20) specialty. I ended up in charge of the shop nights after making E-5. I also was in charge of "Avionis Supply" for a while on days. I was active duty only 4 years (January 1961 - January 1965). No one ever brought me in for a reup talk and I went to 2 years reserve from January 1965 - January 1967. I probably appeared "gung-ho" enough that they assumed I was a lifer. Looking back though, I can say those were the best years of my life. I had applied for the NAVCAD program, but was turned down because of slight color defiency. The airlines were highering like gang-busters and I decided that I would go the civilian route to become an airline pilot. It took me 4 years to put myself through flight school and build time as a charter/demo/CFI pilot to the point I was hired by an airline in late 1969 with just over 3000 hours. I flew for them for just under 33 years and retired in late 2002. Great times, but those young and carefree years in VT-31 were the best of all..." [19DEC2006]

PRUTER, Tom tpruter@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-56 from 1964-1967. We deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland right after I checked in and I remember getting to NAS Keflavik, Iceland to see a bare flight line. Our six aircraft and the 6 from VP-23 were all flying out of Bally-Kelly attempting rain enough sonobouys down on an "Alpha" boat to get him to surface. Slowly, the aircraft would cycle back to get some scheduled maintenance. The pace slowed after that and it was a pretty much a standard deployment. The other 6 aircraft were at NS Rota, Spain (good deal + lots of sunshine). Follow-on deployment during my squadron tour was to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I checked out and was last ASDO when the entire squadron departed for NS Rota, Spain in 1967 prior to the Israeli 6 day war. A great squadron. The CPO's made up crew 13 and were pretty well qualified. Flew some real missions during ASWEXs. The P2V-7 (SP2H) was a good stable platform. Not too hard to maintain for the metalsmiths, except for building up and changing tires. Does anyone else remember how much fun it was to do drop checks in the old hangar at NAS Sigonella, Sicily? With the tile deck that was about as even as a washboard? Oh, the good ole days! Nice photo of some familar faces from the 2002 Reunion on this site..." [25JAN2003]

PRYOR, Bevan bevan_pryor@msn.com "...I was one of the lucky ones I guess, aircrew (VP-23) in S2F, P2V-5, P2V-7, on the last Neptune in active duty, then P3-B, and P3-C. But I don't see other crewmembers from 1969 to 1971. Where did everyone GO!..." [22OCT2004]

PRZENKOP, AT3 Andrew "Andy" c/o Andrew F. Przenkop, Jr. dogfriendkitsapcounty@gmail.com "...My Dad served with VP-21 (1962-1965) and is on his last mission at the Dayton Ohio VA Hospice. Dad will be missed by all his family..." [10NOV2015]

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