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Comment by Bob (Nasty) Stockton on June 19, 2012 at 1:17pm

RVAH-3 (IOIC) from January 1964 - January 1966. Who remembers the Jet Inn?

FR 147 Home in Sanford is having the NAS/Whale/RVAH reunion June 21 - 24. I expect mostly Sanford and Albany types there. I'm coming down from Jax. Keep the Miller Lite cold.

Comment by Edmund A Rassler on May 6, 2011 at 10:17am
For most of my tour with "3", I was with the AQ shop swing shift.
Comment by William Samuel Schriever on March 23, 2011 at 2:36pm

ADJ3 Schriever, reporting for duty.

I was first with the Checkertails 1972-1974 then reported to Heavy 3 in 1974 as a Plane Captain. My time with the Heavy's changed my life in a big way. I was young and headed for trouble when I enlisted. I got married halfway through my 4 year hitch and remain married to this day, three kids and eleven grandchildren later. I even became a scoutmaster while I was in RVAH-3, I have a picture of the troop in front of a Vigilante that I'll post.

Comment by Richard Huss on January 11, 2011 at 12:56pm

You're right Wayne.  It was "6".  I wanted to make that cruise but needed a swap.  Decided to get out at my EAOS instead in August/September time frame. 


BUT . . . I came back in April '73 and reported to VA-174 at Cecil and stayed in the VA community in one form or another until I retired in '90.

Comment by Wayne H.Curry on December 11, 2010 at 11:39pm

The fire on the Enterprise was in 1969 when RVAH -6 was on board.Heavy -11 was on the Forestal cruise in 67-68when they had the fire,Heavy -6 was on The Ranger then.

Comment by Richard Huss on December 11, 2010 at 10:39pm
OOPS!!! My mistake! Heavy one made that WestPac on Enterprise in the first half of '68! The cruise before the fire. Heavy Eleven was on that cruise. I transferred to Twelve in mid '69 prior to getting out and just before One left for the Med on Sara.
Comment by Wayne H.Curry on December 11, 2010 at 9:02pm

Heavy six was on the Big-E in 69.

Comment by Richard Huss on December 11, 2010 at 8:40pm
Last time I talked with him, which was well over a year ago, he told me that when he retired (as an LCDR or CDR, I forget which), he reverted back to AFCM. He's now a (retired) Presbyterian minister. And yes, he was living in the Denver area at the time.

Kathryn Alexander MIGHT have more recent info about him. Her father, Ray D. Murphy, was skipper of Heavy One from '68 - '69, and Peter was his B.N. I was their P.C. on the WestPac cruise on Enterprise in '69.
Comment by Jerry Moffitt on December 11, 2010 at 4:55pm


I credit Mr. Denlea with so much good in my life.  I believe he retired as a LCDR and lives in Denver area.


Comment by Richard Huss on December 11, 2010 at 3:14pm
Denlea, that name sounds "vaguely" familiar! Could that be the same E. P. Denlea that was my line division officer in Heavy One? Could be!!! We knew him as "the Biggest Peter in the Squadron" because that was printed on the back of his helmet!!! GREAT GUY!!! And DON"T YOU EVER FORGET IT!!! Anyone heard from him lately?

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