For those who served in the RVAH Community, their families, and friends!
Danny I was in A/F when you were there. Worked the cats as a checkershirt when deployed. We have been in contact before.
I was an ADJ-2 in the Power Plant shop in RVAH-1 from February 1963 until June 1966. I attended "A" School in Millington, Tennessee before being ordered to VAH-1. Two other men came with me to VAH-1 from "A" School, namely, Richard B. Weston and Marcus McHenry. We worked for Chief Clark in the Power Plant shop before he was promoted to Senior Chief. He was succeeded by Chief Coghgins. I made the Med Cruise in 1963-63 and the WestPac Cruise in 1965. I was honorably discharged in June 1966, and thereafter went to college on the GI Bill.
I have a pending claim for compensation from the VA for Agent Orange exposure while on the beach at Da Nang, Viet Nam, in August 1965. One of our Vigilantes was hit by hosite fire and lost hydrolic power and had to divert to Da Nang. I was sent with a crew to preserve the aircraft for shipment via a barge back to the US. Does anyone remember this incident?
Hi Danny, Bob and Carol Tempe live in Covington, TN. He was teaching "B" school there in Millington, then retired. I haven't heard from him for about a year now. He was doing a lot of fishing the last I heard from him.
Wow..........time has surely gone by fast.........even these posts are old! I remember you Danny and Bob Tempe, Johnny Wynn, Ed Pedraza and others. Was even in touch with Lt Commander Norrington 2009/2010 (PPO) . I would enjoy hearing from any of my P/P shipmates again....................Ed Trubenbach