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Comment by Lester Diamond on February 8, 2019 at 7:54pm

Was attached to Heavy 7 from FEB 72 thru AUG 75.  Was OPS YN while in squadron.  Hung with PN2 Clegg, YN3 Goins, YNC Walker and other admin types. 

Living in NC now.  Retired in AUG 95 as YNC(SW).  

Comment by Thomas Hodge on September 19, 2018 at 11:52am

I was a PH in RVAH 7 from Dec 68 to Dec 70.

Comment by franklin riley on September 7, 2017 at 5:10pm

Welcome aboard Aaron. I was in VAH 7  from '59 to 63.  Frank Riley 

Comment by Rodney D Chapman on August 1, 2016 at 6:42pm

Any old timers out there from VAH-7? I was an AK3 and 2 from 1960 - 1964. Transferred to Supply Dept. Jan 1964 until the base closed in 1968 (just prior to RAWing One went to NAS Albany.

A list  of all AKs assigned to VAH-7 is elsewhere on this website.

Comment by Valerie Klein on July 3, 2015 at 6:55am
Hello everyone. I will be doing a Relay for Life to honor my father. It will be held on Capital Hill in Seattle, Washington. August 15, 2015 10:00am-10:00pm.
Please cut and paste the link to join my team, volunteer, or make a donation in his honor.  http://main.acsevents.org/goto/DadsTeam
Comment by Valerie Klein on July 3, 2015 at 6:48am
Jim's Viewing:
Wednsday, July 8th, 4-8 pm

Legacy Funeral & Cremation Care
7043 University Avenue
LaMesa, CA 91942

Jim's Memorial Service:
Friday, July 10th, 4 pm
Reception at the church following the service

Tierrasanta Lutheran Chuch
11240 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92124-1524

All are invited. Please join us.
Comment by Valerie Klein on June 30, 2015 at 7:35am
Hello Everyone. First of all thank you so much for reaching out to our family over the past few months. Your kind words have been both encouraging and comforting to us. Sadly, my father passed away Wednesday June 24, 2015. We will be holding services for him next week. All are invited. Please email me at Dooboodot@yahoo.com for more info. I am also trying to get in touch with the squadron chaplin. Does anyone have his/her email??.

Comment by Steven R. Ewing on April 21, 2015 at 2:47am

James "Killer Klein's family requested that we post this for Jim:

Hello, my name is Valerie.  My father, James aka Jim aka Killer Klein, is near to end of his final mission here on earth.  We are reaching out to all of our family to come together.  He served in RVAH7 VIGILANTE RA5C. However, Dad and Mom had friends throughout the RVAH community.  Please contact us at the following email addresses to reconnect ASAP.  We need our family more than ever right now.  Thank You all and God Bless.


Valerie Klein
Jean Klein. Mom
Laura Klein Sister

If you knew or served with Jim please take the time to contact he and his family.

Comment by Steven R. Ewing on March 24, 2014 at 4:46pm

I've put together a few ideas about how to search for that buddy we all lost contact with years ago when they or we shipped out to a new duty station or left the service..

1) Did you check here on Reccenet to see if they've "shipped over with us?  Click on Shipmates in the menu at the top of the page (or click this link: Shipmates!) and enter their first or last name in the search box and click the magnifying glass icon (or just hit the enter key on your keyboard) and you'll see any and all matching that name who are registered here on Reccenet.

I2) f you know their approximate age and where they were from or where they went after the Navy you can get leads from this website without paying them for everything they may know: http://www.intelius.com/

3) There's the "Buddy Finder" on military.com

4) I've had luck just typing the name in a websearch like google.com.

5) If you belong to facebook or an other social media site you can sometimes find folks there. Just recently I found a former Heavy 6 and 12 sailor on facebook  when I finally managed to spell his last name correctly. ;-)

Comment by Steven R. Ewing on March 13, 2014 at 2:44pm

If anyone is trying to find a "long lost buddy" send me an email to rvahroster@gmail.com and I'll look and see if we have anything on them. I can't release their info, but I will email them (if they have a current email address on record) and let them know you're looking for them. Tell me in the email what you're willing for me to give your old shipmate for contact info (email. phone, snailmail address). Then it's up to them to try and contact you back (If they don't respond or hide even better there's nothing I can do).


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