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Comment by Steve Ewing on May 8, 2016 at 8:51am

Gunder Creager reports the passing of former Heavy 13 CO (Nov 70 - Nov 71) and author, Captain Frank "Hammer" Hamrick on May 2nd, 2016.

Captain Hamrick also served with Heavy 1, 5, and 7.

May he have fair winds and following seas on his last great deployment into eternity.

Reccenet Forum post with Captain Hamrick's Obituary

Comment by Steve Ewing on April 30, 2016 at 1:20pm

Former Heavy 13 CO (Aug 69 - Nov 69) and Former Heavy 6 CO (Nov-69 to?) Captain Edmond M. Feeks, USN Retired passed away April 26 2016.

May he have fair winds and following seas on his last great deployment into eternity.

Captain E.M. Feeks Obituary

Comment by Michael R Kellerman on March 27, 2016 at 12:49pm

Heading back to Boca Chica for an 4/2/16 air show. Left there in 1978.

Comment by Andy Shupe on February 1, 2016 at 11:34am

If you have a minute or two to waste, check this out: http://www.ebay.com/itm/331767390759

Saw this come up for sale. Too rich for my blood, but I thought some of you all would get a kick out of seeing it.


Andy Shupe

Comment by Richard Aldrich on December 2, 2015 at 1:31pm

Welcome aboard Mike. I did both the65-66 Westpac cruise and the66-67 Westpac Cruise. I&E and Legal Yeoman.

Comment by Michael Flannery on December 2, 2015 at 12:19pm

I was on the photo line in 65-66 cruise (RVAH13) worked with Joe LaFon, Wilson, Drew, Poteet and a few more who I can't recall. It was good experience and memories.

Mike Flannery

Comment by John Eckel on September 11, 2015 at 4:33pm

again I have to plea a bad memory.  It should be the 72-73 cruise.  Sorry guys.

John Eckel

Comment by John Eckel on September 11, 2015 at 4:04pm

Sorry that should read from the 71-72 westpac.  Getting old, canlt see or type as well as I used to.

Comment by John Eckel on September 11, 2015 at 4:02pm

I remember 601 from the 71-71 westpac cruise on the Enterpise.  The tail markings shown in the picture are NK and should be from the Enterprise.  I did a lot of work on the engines of that plane.  I agree with Mr. Drew, I grew up a lot on that westpac with Heavy 13.  Good memories.

John Eckel

Comment by Frederick Drew on September 11, 2015 at 2:06pm

RVAH-13 is where I came as an 18 year old kid and became a man after a couple of trips to the Gulf of Tonkin.

Now I have completed 26 years with U.S. Customs and worked a little as an accountant in the international trade area. I like retirement best - even though I lost both my legs to a long ago infection. I'm 70 now and just like livin'

Fred Drew


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