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Mobile Maintenance Facility At NAS Rota, Spain in 1971 16 Replies

Started by Donald Stoffel. Last reply by Donald Stoffel Feb 17, 2016.

Hello Bear Hastings! 1 Reply

Started by Dan O'Neal. Last reply by Jeffery James Robertson Dec 11, 2015.

Captain Joseph W. Hood Jr.(USN Retired) Obituary 11 Replies

Started by Donald Stoffel. Last reply by Steven R. Ewing Jun 19, 2015.

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Comment by Jeffery James Robertson on April 27, 2018 at 5:15pm

I am sorry Jeff...there is no obituary.  he is just gone.  I do not think I would do very well without him, but I will try to put something in words one day...the emptiness in my life is just too huge.  One cannot love and lose a man like that  and talk about him...but one day I will.  He was 85, died of pneumonia worsened by COPD and other stuff.  He was still building boats and his last one will be put in the water (she never got there while he was alive) the last weekend in June, we hope.  Did I send you the write up about her?  If not I will send it and try to send a photo soon.  The article about the boat will be in a magazine, Messing About in Boats, in June.  Please ask those who cared about it to forgive me.  Most of my time the last year or so was spent caring for him...full time...by myself.  I am so grateful I was able.  I am sad and tired.  I will do him honor...just not right now.  This is what I received.  If you are going to publish so to speak, please remove my name.  The write up is about him.

Comment by Jeffery James Robertson on April 27, 2018 at 5:13pm

Steve, I have what Kaylynn has written, just not sure how to get it to you.  Not a formal Obit, but it works in this case.  I am on facebook, and think I can copy what was sent this PM.  Would be happy to send.

Comment by Jeffery James Robertson on April 27, 2018 at 11:03am

I've requested, his widow has taken it very hard, so I'm not sure as to when or if at this time.

Comment by Jeffery James Robertson on April 27, 2018 at 10:59am

I will ask Kaylynn for a copy.

Comment by Steven R. Ewing on April 27, 2018 at 10:32am

Jeffery James Robertson

Can you let us know when and where Captain Wilster's Obituary is posted?

Comment by Jeffery James Robertson on April 25, 2018 at 11:07pm

Captain Wilster passed away in Johnson City, TN, for those who are concerned.  Speaking with his wife, there will be no funeral.

Comment by William Dell on March 29, 2016 at 2:55pm

If you are interested I posted a picture of the first IOIC graduating class in March 1964.

Comment by Michael R Kellerman on March 27, 2016 at 12:51pm

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

Comment by Michael R Kellerman on March 26, 2016 at 10:45pm
Hoot Hoot! AT2 Kellerman cni shop during Nimitz cruise
Comment by ROBERT "BEAR" HASTINGS on February 3, 2016 at 10:45pm

Just got off the phone with two old Shipmates, RVAH 9 class of 1968-69, Nick Laverack and Jim Dence...both doing well in full retirement.  We rehashed old memories of our glory days...both enjoying good health and many grand/great grand kids...God bless and your Friendships are cherished and returned.  Bear Hastings, AKCS/CWO4/LT SC


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