For those who served in the RVAH Community, their families, and friends!

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Seaman Donald Jay Rickles, USN (WWII)

Don Rickles PassesWhile the series "CPO Sharkey" pretty much stank, his portrayal of Chief Otto Sharkey was dead on and that character rem…

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0 Apr 6, 2017

Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator William R. ‘Ryan’ Owens, USN

Senior Chief and Mrs. William Ryan OwensWilliam Ryan Owens Obit

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0 Mar 2, 2017

Captain Wallace L Russell, USN Retired, Former CO RVAH-5

Captain Wallace L. Russell. USN Retired (July 29, 1926 to October 26, 2013) Commanding Officer of RVAH-5 July 1964 to July 1966   WALLAC…

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0 Feb 14, 2017

Captain Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan, USN Retired

March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017(photo: then Lt(jg) E A Cernan with VA-113 on the USS Shangri-La (CVA-38) ) Capt Eugene Cernan Wikipedia…

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1 Jan 18, 2017
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Frank H. Brabant, Served with RVAH-6 in the early 70s

Frank Harold Brabant Jr. Frank was born on April 1, 1934 and passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Frank was a resident of Sparta, W…

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1 Jan 8, 2017
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Richard John LaPlante, Plankowner RVAH-12

RVAH-12 onboard USS Saratoga (CVA-60) 1966 (Richard is center kneeling) Richard "Dick" John LaPlante passed away at 9:30AM EST December 20…

Started by Steve Ewing

3 Jan 7, 2017
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Darryl M. Schmidt served with RVAH-5 in the mid to late 60s

Darryl M Schmidt Obituary from the Lima News. Darryl Schmidt Darryl Schmidt, 60, died at 7:58 p.m. June 20, 2008, at St. Rita's Medical Cen…

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0 Jan 1, 2017

Niel Leek, served with RVAH-5 in the early/mid 70s

Niel Leek Obituary

Started by Steve Ewing

0 Dec 7, 2016

Mike Clubb, served with RVAH-1 in the early 1970s

Rick Geyer reports the passing of former Smokin' Tiger Mike Clubb. Mike, originally from St. Louis, was retired in Puerto Rico at the time…

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0 Dec 7, 2016


In life loved and honoured; In death remembered.

Started by Steve Ewing

2 Nov 20, 2016
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