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Date:

03/30/2012

Guest:

181 (Reference ID: 1848956)

Name:

Jerry Sweitzer

Email Address:

jlssps@verizon.net

Location:

Great Mills,Md

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-3

Duties?:

AT Radio Operator/Instructor/Examiner

Dates in MATS?:

1958-1961

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

NO COMMENTS ENTERED

 

 

 

Date:

03/15/2012

Guest:

182 (Reference ID: 1848236)

Name:

BARRY KIMES

Email Address:

BART.KIM@VERIZON.NET

Location:

COATESVILLE,PENNA.

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

MATS,VR-8

Duties?:

FLIGHT CREW,AEI,

Dates in MATS?:

1957-1961

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

NO

Comments:

FFOUND SITEBY MISTAKE--FOUND TWO GUYS WHO I KNOW --BEST OF LUCK TOO ALL,GOD BLESS

 

 

 

Date:

02/26/2012

Guest:

183 (Reference ID: 1847313)

Name:

Marion Strick

Email Address:

strick9@sunflower.com

Location:

Kansas City Kamsas

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-3

Duties?:

N/A

Dates in MATS?:

N/A

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

N/A

Comments:

Looking for someone that was in my fathers squadron at Olathe Naval Air station VR-3 His Name was John Strick.he was also comander of VF-881

 

 

 

Date:

02/26/2012

Guest:

184 (Reference ID: 1847311)

Name:

Harry Belflower

Email Address:

hbelflower@aol.com

Location:

Bowie, MD

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-22/VR-1 Det.

Duties?:

Pilot

Dates in MATS?:

1949-1952

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

Served with VR-22, NAS Norfolk, as co-pilot (ENS) and PC (LTJG). Flew R4D airplanes. The TBM COD airplanes were introduced while I was in the squadron. CO's were CDR Byrd followed by CDR Cox. The XO was CDR Burbage. The R4D-8 airplane was assigned to the squadron in 1950-51. The squadron was assigned to NATS during the Berlin airlift and became a detachment of VR-1 during that period. VR-1 wirh the R5D airplanes was in Europe flying the airlift. We expanded our routes to include scheduled flights to Argentia and San Juan. We had about 12 Flying Midshipmen in the squadron at the same time that I was there.

 

 

 

Date:

02/20/2012

Guest:

185 (Reference ID: 1847107)

Name:

Kenneth Carpenter

Email Address:

kenvp4@yahoo.com

Location:

Fr.anklin,N.C

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR 7&8

Duties?:

Pressurization Shop

Dates in MATS?:

57-59 My Chief Was ADC Davis

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

Looking to find Marvin Wooldridge.He was an AMH Hydraulic Second class in VR-7,He flew many missions.He was from Texas.
Last contact I had with him was in Moffett Field CA.in 1959.Any information about him would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Date:

01/27/2012

Guest:

186 (Reference ID: 1846159)

Name:

Thomas Wortman

Email Address:

None

Location:

Tipp City Ohio

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR7

Duties?:

radio operator

Dates in MATS?:

1954-56

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

no

Comments:

NO COMMENTS ENTERED

 

 

 

Date:

01/24/2012

Guest:

187 (Reference ID: 1846022)

Name:

Rick Dombrowski

Email Address:

rmdeez@aol.com

Location:

None

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-3

Duties?:

Instructor Flight Engineer

Dates in MATS?:

1963 to 1967

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

Yes/None

Comments:

When will the details of the proposed 2012 Reunion in San Jose be posted?

 

 

 

Date:

01/22/2012

Guest:

188 (Reference ID: 1845920)

Name:

LCDR Donald A. Gilliamsen, USN(Ret)

Email Address:

dgilly@bellsouth.net

Location:

Jacksonville, Fl

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-6

Duties?:

Flight Radio Operator

Dates in MATS?:

09/1950 to 01/1054

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

After leaving VR-6 I went on to become a Naval Aviator. I retired in 1975.
I would like to become a member of the Reunions Group. I would also appreciate information on how to obtain a VR-6 Patch.

 

 

 

Date:

01/21/2012

Guest:

189 (Reference ID: 1845916)

Name:

William Gehlert

Email Address:

Barbillg@Verizon.net

Location:

Delaware

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

NATS VR 12

Duties?:

AFRS WVTZ RADIO Station

Dates in MATS?:

NATS 1945 -46

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

Started AFRS station and ran it til discharge in Sept 46.VR12 was !
NATSPAC HQ WW.

 

 

 

Date:

01/16/2012

Guest:

190 (Reference ID: 1845702)

Name:

Don O'Toole

Email Address:

kismet51@optonline.net

Location:

Long Island N.Y.

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR8.VR7

Duties?:

AE 3 Air crew @ Hickem AF Base

Dates in MATS?:

1951-1953

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

?

Comments:

Those were the best years of my 1950-1954 U.S.Navy tour.My last year was in Fasron 4 in San Diego.I hoped to become a Navy pilot as I had flowned Piper Cubs as a teen,but didn't have enough solo hours for a private pilots license.Fas.4 wasn't as close nit as the VR,but I did become an AE2 B4 discharge in late '54.

 

 

 

Date:

01/12/2012

Guest:

191 (Reference ID: 1845498)

Name:

Paul Rainville

Email Address:

prainvil@aol.com

Location:

Virginia

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR6

Duties?:

N/A

Dates in MATS?:

N/A

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

My brother-in-law, John Loughran, served with VR-6 at Westover AFB circa '50-51 with a F. J. Eddy. They later (circa '55-56) served together in Norfolk. John has passed, but my sister Solange would appreciate any information about AD F. J. Eddy. Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

Date:

01/08/2012

Guest:

192 (Reference ID: 1845350)

Name:

George K. Streeter

Email Address:

teltechinc@bellsouth.net

Location:

Rutherfordton NC

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-6 & VR-3

Duties?:

Avionics maintenance/FRO

Dates in MATS?:

1962/1964

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

Yes VR61564

Comments:

I would have to say that everyone had a great time at the 2011 reunion. I am glad I was able to visit the Naval Air Museum, not once but twice. Good Job Bill and those involved with the reunion planning
George Streeter

 

 

 

Date:

12/25/2011

Guest:

193 (Reference ID: 1844591)

Name:

DON MULLER

Email Address:

DNMLLR196@aol.com

Location:

ODESSA FLA.

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

NAS KODAK AL. VR-8 VR-7

Duties?:

AE FLIGHT ATTENDET

Dates in MATS?:

1958-1961

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

YES 1496-11

Comments:

OK ya,all HAVENT HEARD TOO MUCH FOM ANYONE WE HAD A GOOD TIME AT PENSACOLA REUNION IT WAS GREAT SEEN BLACK JACK EVAN A MR. FULLER EX PILOT AND A FEW OTHERS IT WAS A LONG DRIVE HOME BUT I MADE IT I,M HOPPING TO HEAR FROM SOME OF THE ONES THERE MR. BILL DID A FAN TASTIC JOB IT ALL RAN DAMN GOOD IT WAS FUN TOO SEE YA,LL HOPPING TO HEAR FROM SOME MAYBEE MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEY YEAR TOO YA,LL DON M

 

 

 

Date:

12/23/2011

Guest:

194 (Reference ID: 1844484)

Name:

David L. Newlon

Email Address:

mu1221@aol.com

Location:

Barboursville,WV 25504

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-6

Duties?:

AD-3

Dates in MATS?:

1959-1960

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

I would like to get in touch with other members of my MATS VR-6 Squadron. I would like to become a member of the reunion group.

 

 

 

Date:

12/07/2011

Guest:

195 (Reference ID: 1843842)

Name:

Fred Siegel

Email Address:

fsiegel1@nyc.rr.com

Location:

Forest Hills, NY

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-6

Duties?:

Airman-flight attendant

Dates in MATS?:

April 56 - Dec 57

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

no

Comments:

Ahh - old age; didn't recognize any names of squadron mates. Just found out VR-6 disestablished in '63. Would like to get a squadron patch - anyone have any ideas how to get one? To: F(Dutch)Wiesler-Don't know if you got your answer re the r6d you saw in Calif - if not it was a vr-6 plane at McGuire in '56. The plane we lost was in '57 & I believe was piloted by Lt G.Harris (may have been L/CDR) - can't recall. Smooth sailing to all

 

 

 

Date:

12/04/2011

Guest:

196 (Reference ID: 1843710)

Name:

Bill Thompson

Email Address:

athom40566@aol.com

Location:

Richmond VA

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR 6 VR 7 VR 8

Duties?:

Aviation Structual Mechanic

Dates in MATS?:

Aircraft Maintanance

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

Served VR 8 Moffett Field Nov 1960 Thru Sept 1961
Served VR 6 Mcquire AFB NJ Oct 1961 Thru Jan 1962
Served VR 7 Mcguire AFB NJ Jan 1962 Thru Dec 1962
Served VR 6 Mcquire AFB NJ Dec 1962 Thru Feb 1963

 

 

 

Date:

11/20/2011

Guest:

197 (Reference ID: 1843221)

Name:

Jack L. Biggs Sr.

Email Address:

bigpop@q.com

Location:

Ankeny,Ia

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-8

Duties?:

Aviation Mant. Admin. Airman

Dates in MATS?:

July 65 to June 67

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

email bigpop@q.com I worked for LCDR R.T. Marion Department head and pilot-I was assigned to Quality Control. For those of you that were Moffett Field, I loved it found a wife an we're still happily married after 44 years. I'd love to find David Gardner he was Airman in my Department. And AE2 or 3 named Dennis Erb, Dennis worked in the Electricain shop, not sure if it was VR8 or not. Big guy at least 6'7" tall. I loved it there. I'd like to hear from anybody that remembers the day's so long ago.

 

 

 

Date:

11/18/2011

Guest:

198 (Reference ID: 1843109)

Name:

George K. Streeter

Email Address:

teltechinc@bellsouth.net

Location:

Rutherfordton NC

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-6 VR-3

Duties?:

Avionics maintainence/Radioman

Dates in MATS?:

N/A

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

Yes

Comments:

Great 2011 reunion

 

 

 

Date:

10/29/2011

Guest:

199 (Reference ID: 1842059)

Name:

James Fleming

Email Address:

flemingjjames@gmail.com

Location:

Minneapolis MN

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR7&8

Duties?:

flight att

Dates in MATS?:

1959-1962

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

no

Comments:

Happy to have found this sight after spending 3 years flying as crew on the connies I have nothing but good memories
Thanks to all who put this sight together

 

 

 

Date:

10/29/2011

Guest:

200 (Reference ID: 1842055)

Name:

Ric

Email Address:

rmdeez@aol.com

Location:

Redlands, CA

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-3

Duties?:

Instr Flt Engr

Dates in MATS?:

3/63 to 7/67

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

Yes/None

Comments:

Enjoyed the duties and friendships while in VR-3 at McGuire AFB. Shed a tear when we were forced to decommission. Flew both the C-118B and the C-130E with an instructor rating in the latter. Loved to fly with a total of 19 out of 23 years in a flight status. I retired in '75 at NAS, North Island. Would appreciate anyone who knew me wayback to drop a line if so interested. My best to all....

 

 

 

Date:

10/23/2011

Guest:

201 (Reference ID: 1841737)

Name:

Randy Fuller

Email Address:

RfullerRCSCW@aol.com

Location:

Sun City West, AZ

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-7A, VR-7. NATWP Staff.

Duties?:

Pilot

Dates in MATS?:

1959 to 1967

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

Yes/276-11

Comments:

Hoping we will have a good turn-out at the Pensacola reunion next month.

 

 

 

Date:

10/03/2011

Guest:

202 (Reference ID: 1840861)

Name:

John Hankins

Email Address:

imginc@aol.com

Location:

United States

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-22

Duties?:

Flt Mech C118.Flt Eng C130

Dates in MATS?:

1961-1967

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

Yes

Comments:

I retired from the Navy in 1985 as a AFCM at Jacksonville Fl, I currently live in Fleming Island Fl 15 miles south of Jacksonville FL. Would like to hear from any shipmates. Due to illness have been unable to attend last few reunions but will be in Pensacola.

 

 

 

Date:

09/29/2011

Guest:

203 (Reference ID: 1840645)

Name:

Michael Horner

Email Address:

MHorner@Tx.rr.com

Location:

None

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

N/A

Duties?:

N/A

Dates in MATS?:

N/A

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

N/A

Comments:

I just to thank everyone responsible for keeping the web site going as my father did a a hell of a job with it and enjoyed doing it!

 

 

 

Date:

09/06/2011

Guest:

204 (Reference ID: 1839625)

Name:

Arnold Dewain McDonald

Email Address:

admlane@yahoo.com

Location:

United States

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-7

Duties?:

Flight Traffic Specalist

Dates in MATS?:

1962-1964

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

Great Duty, would do it again, would just be a better tourist instead of a sailor.

 

 

 

Date:

08/28/2011

Guest:

205 (Reference ID: 1839308)

Name:

Richard Draper

Email Address:

rldd178@aol.com

Location:

Lincoln Ne

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-7

Duties?:

Ran Connie flight simulator

Dates in MATS?:

Aug 58-Aug61

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

N/A

Comments:

I was a TD2 in VR7. I worked in the flight simulator room maintaining and giving training hops.

 

 

 

Date:

08/27/2011

Guest:

206 (Reference ID: 1839250)

Name:

John Davenport

Email Address:

johndavenport@cox.net

Location:

San Diego, Ca

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

Vr-8

Duties?:

Power Plant CPO, Engineer

Dates in MATS?:

1965-1968

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

NO COMMENTS ENTERED

 

 

 

Date:

08/24/2011

Guest:

207 (Reference ID: 1839102)

Name:

Gerard F. Murphy

Email Address:

gmurphy34@comcast.net

Location:

Oak Harbor, WA

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-7 Dett A VR-7

Duties?:

Loadmaster

Dates in MATS?:

1958 1961 1964--1967

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

N/A

Comments:

After five years six months I finally won my case with the VA over Agent Orange. The key to success is your stste Senator. I contacted my state senator and within two weeks the senators office, in Seattle was hammering the VA.
Two months later I was scheduled for a physical and was approved. 40 % for prostrate cancer and 100% FOR NON HODGKINS LYMPHOMA. wITH THE LYMPHOMA, THEY TAKE THE BENEFIT BACK 6 MONTHS AFTER CEMO IF YOUR IN REMISSION. SINCE I HAD FIRST PUT MY CLAIM IN 3 YEARS BEFORE CEMO, I WAS BACK PAID 100% for that period. received a high 6 figure check!!! I FOUGHT THE FIGHT11 IFYOUR IN THE SAME SITUATION I WAS, DON'T QUIT IF I CAN HELP CALL ME 360-679-9105

 

 

 

Date:

08/19/2011

Guest:

208 (Reference ID: 1838938)

Name:

Robert "Bob" L. Richardson

Email Address:

bobandcarrol@hotmail.com

Location:

Booneville, Arkansas

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR7 Det Alfa

Duties?:

ADR3 Flight Attendant

Dates in MATS?:

9/62 to 9/64

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

Sorry to register again so soon but I was unable to reach former shipmates Samuel Swenson and Luther Brackeen by their email addresses.
My emails came back undelievered. If you two guys read this comment page contact me at bobandcarrol@hotmail.com. I would also love to hear from Guy "Black Jack" Reeves. I only ran on to this website when I was searching for ways to prove I was on the ground in Vietnam.
I have prostate cancer due to exposure to Agent Orange. Thanks to the person/persons who started this website! Carry on!!!!!!

 

 

 

Date:

08/18/2011

Guest:

209 (Reference ID: 1838888)

Name:

Robert "Bob" L. Richardson

Email Address:

bobandcarrol@hotmail.com

Location:

Tachikawa, Japan

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

VR-7, Det Alfa

Duties?:

Flight Attendant, ADR3

Dates in MATS?:

1962-1964

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

No

Comments:

Arrived in Japan an AA. Wasn't very motivated. Later woke up and left two years late ADR3. First person I worked for was Samuel Swenson
swabbing decks in the barracks. Noticed he made a career of 30 and retired as CWO-4. Way to go Sam! I served four years and four months actrive duty and then mustered out May 2nd, 1966. I became a Baptist preacher and pastored Baptist churches in Arkansas and California for over 40 years. I will be 70 September 4, 2011. I am now retired and doing pulpit supply now and then.

 

 

 

Date:

08/16/2011

Guest:

210 (Reference ID: 1838763)

Name:

adcs patrick mc closkey

Email Address:

adcspsm@aol.com

Location:

None

MATS Squadron/s served in?:

vr3

Duties?:

flight attendant flight engineer

Dates in MATS?:

1949 1952

Are you a reunion member? Yes / No Member #::

N/A

Comments:

NO COMMENTS ENTERED

 

 

 

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