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Hit By A Sail Boat:
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LOCATION:Highway Outside Daytona Beach Florida heading for NAS Sanford Florida with passenger"SONNY LOVINS" and you are hit by a SAIL BOAT.That's right a sail boat.Who are you?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Mercer Jan 17, 2016.

VA vs Blue Water Sailors Agent Orange Benefits
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For over four years I have been waiting for a decision regarding Agent Orange issue.Since joining RVAHNAVY's association last week I have found three RVAH-5 members thatare affected by medical issues…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David H Small Jun 13, 2016.

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Assigned to RVAH-5 Squadron Aug. 1963 Sanford Fl.Great duty station, location and squadron.Ist time I had ever seen a plane like the vigilante. Certainly wasn'tup to speed on the caliber of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frederick P Myers Jan 19, 2016.

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Stuart F. Carlin left a comment for Donald Lee Frederking
"Thanks Donald, here's to the good ol' days. Stu Carlin"
Dec 23, 2017
William (Bill) Kelehar left a comment for Donald Lee Frederking
"Donald, I was in Heavy Five from around April 1963 until May 1965. I was a PR3 and worked night check while in Sanford and worked some nights and days while deployed on WESPAC 1964-1965. I left the unit on our return from deployment and went to…"
Feb 13, 2017
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USS RANGER 64-65 CRUISE-- ANY RVAH-5 Crew Members THAT filed Agent Orange claim Columbia South Carolina R.O.

You filed a claim with the VA and your claim went before the "Board of Appeals"Citation# 1113381Docket# 09-34-888Archive Date 04/15/2011Claim was remanded back to Columbia South Carolina (RO) via theAppeals Management Center (AMC).Action required: Develop evidence pertinent to claim for service connection."Boots on the Ground"  Proof you went ashore.According to documents supplied by claimant you were assigned to the Line Crew, Plane Captain and flew off ship to assist in repairs to a Vigilante…See More
Jun 15, 2016
Danny Conatser left a comment for Donald Lee Frederking
"Thanks for the welcome. I've been a member for several years just been away for a spell, I heard from an old friend recently and thought I would check back with the Tigers, guess I had to start over but will visit a bit more often. I was with…"
Apr 20, 2016
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"Hey Don, you may or not remember me but I was a PT the worked in the IOIC on ship and intell office when in Sanford from 64to 66, I'm sure our paths crossed when we where in Heavy 5 as I was all over the place,bullsXXXing with the guys."
Mar 28, 2016
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"Hello Don Yep made a partial cruise on the 64/65 years. I was an AE 3 with the squadron I nearly got my self killed during night combat operations just before we lost the first Viglante and crew in Dec. of 64. My accident occurred on a dark as…"
Jan 21, 2016
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Hit By A Sail Boat:

LOCATION:Highway Outside Daytona Beach Florida heading for NAS Sanford Florida with passenger"SONNY LOVINS" and you are hit by a SAIL BOAT.That's right a sail boat.Who are you?See More
Jan 17, 2016
Albert Murray left a comment for Donald Lee Frederking
"Thanks for the friend request I made the Indy cruise in 68/69. left the ship as a new daddy and AD 1. took me 9 months to get my kid and 4.5 months to be a ADJ 1. what shop were you in Don?"
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Philip L. O'Brien left a comment for Donald Lee Frederking
"Hi Don; I was with heavy 7 Aug 66 to Aug 68. Made west pac on the Enterprise and Med on the Independence got released in Greece and flew back to states to be separated."
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"Hi Don, I got laid off in 69.  I think the last tail id I remember seeing in the hanger was 126 which I thought was the last one out.  I was in avionics doing checks and trouble shooting on all those coax and wave guide installations.…"
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George B. Fleet left a comment for Donald Lee Frederking
"I was in Heavy 5 from 21 February 64 until 7 December 66.  Made the West Pac cruise on USS Ranger in Jun 64 until May 65.  In Nov 65 until Jul 66 was in the Med on USS America.  From 5 I went to 3."
Jan 12, 2016

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At 10:08am on December 23, 2017, Stuart F. Carlin said…

Thanks Donald, here's to the good ol' days.

Stu Carlin

At 5:56pm on February 13, 2017, William (Bill) Kelehar said…

Donald,

I was in Heavy Five from around April 1963 until May 1965. I was a PR3 and worked night check while in Sanford and worked some nights and days while deployed on WESPAC 1964-1965. I left the unit on our return from deployment and went to shore duty in Key West.

Bill

At 11:25am on April 20, 2016, Danny Conatser said…

Thanks for the welcome. I've been a member for several years just been away for a spell, I heard from an old friend recently and thought I would check back with the Tigers, guess I had to start over but will visit a bit more often. I was with heavy 1 from 65 to separation in 69 in the Med. Made a lot of friends back then but lost touch will most of them over the years. Again Thanks-------Danny

At 12:06pm on March 28, 2016, Al Shimkus said…

Hey Don, you may or not remember me but I was a PT the worked in the IOIC on ship and intell office when in Sanford from 64to 66, I'm sure our paths crossed when we where in Heavy 5 as I was all over the place,bullsXXXing with the guys.

At 3:24pm on January 21, 2016, Russell S. Decatur said…

Hello Don

Yep made a partial cruise on the 64/65 years. I was an AE 3 with the squadron

I nearly got my self killed during night combat operations just before we lost the first Viglante and crew in Dec. of 64. My accident occurred on a dark as hell night where the flight deck crew parked one of our birds to close to the rear right A/C elevator. The port gear was over the safety fence and they could not raise the fence I was assigned to that A/C that night. Went up to flight deck made it to the plane to board the cockpit. As i reached for the ladder I steped off that big black hole because the elevator was down on the hanger deck level. Needless to say I had very critical injuries from that almost 40 foot fall, but at least I am one of a few people survivng that type of fall. Was flown off the next day to hospital in Phillipines. Spent about a year as a in patient and finally as a out patient at Bethesda Naval Hospital Maryland. Finish my navy career at the now closed Anacostia Naval Air Station, Washington DC. After five years I was medically retired from the Navy. Even though I still experience pain every day from those injuries I am very humbled that my awesome God has allowed me to live 72 years so I can't really complain. Good hearing from you and God Bless you.

Russ

At 5:53pm on January 15, 2016, Albert Murray said…

Thanks for the friend request I made the Indy cruise in 68/69. left the ship as a new daddy and AD 1. took me 9 months to get my kid and 4.5 months to be a ADJ 1. what shop were you in Don?

At 5:41pm on January 13, 2016, Philip L. O'Brien said…

Hi Don;

I was with heavy 7 Aug 66 to Aug 68. Made west pac on the Enterprise and Med on the Independence got released in Greece and flew back to states to be separated.

At 12:59pm on January 13, 2016, Bill Egbert said…

Hi Don,

I got laid off in 69.  I think the last tail id I remember seeing in the hanger was 126 which I thought was the last one out.  I was in avionics doing checks and trouble shooting on all those coax and wave guide installations.  Hope I never see another piece of safety wire.

At 5:21pm on January 12, 2016, George B. Fleet said…

I was in Heavy 5 from 21 February 64 until 7 December 66.  Made the West Pac cruise on USS Ranger in Jun 64 until May 65.  In Nov 65 until Jul 66 was in the Med on USS America.  From 5 I went to 3.

At 3:23pm on January 12, 2016, Steve Gaylor said…
I was with Heavy 5 1975-1977 and made a deployment on Ranger 1976.
 
 
 

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