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Comment by Steve 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 Steve 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 Steve 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).

Comment by Tommy Taylor on February 17, 2014 at 6:26am

I was with RVAH 7 from 1972 \ 1975 in the A/E shop. I have talked to a few old buddy's but would like to find Chief Johnny Corn and Ronnie Mouzon .Great site . I hope all RVAH shipmates find it and use it .

Thanks Tommy Taylor

Comment by John Meyer on October 1, 2012 at 9:29pm

Jerry Pyles

Do you know where any of the other guys are?  I do know that Wes Charles lives in Fortworth, TX. I just resently moved to the Phoenix AZ area a few months ago.  I see that you are still living in Wilmington, N.C.  Do you run a charter boat service?

Comment by Jerry Pyles on October 1, 2012 at 4:25pm
John Meyer
Good to see you on board. We were in RVAH-7 at the same time.
Comment by John Meyer on October 1, 2012 at 1:39am

Just found this site. I was with the suadron from 67 to 70.  Made one Med cruise and one WestPac cruise. I'll be checking back every so often to heare from anyone.

Comment by Jay krall on March 20, 2012 at 8:14am

I started in RVAH-6 made one Med cruise on the Nimitz. RVAH-6 was decommissioned and I went to RVAH-7 and made 1 West Pac on the Ranger. Spent most of my time on a shore detachment in the Philippines. RVAH-7 was decommissioned and I went to NAS Patuxent Reviver and worked in AIMD until I left the Navy in Nov 1980. What a great experience I had. Looking back I realize I miss it.

Comment by Jay Tuckerman on March 28, 2011 at 9:15pm
Just posted the 77 - 78 Kitty Hawk & the 79 Ranger Westpac cruise book pages for Heavy 7
Comment by Roger A Morrison on January 31, 2011 at 7:48pm
hi Tony glad to see ya here..  ya the 73 west pac was differnt..the enemy wasnt all on land ..  lol..

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