Recently an old Navy buddy asked me if I knew what the two stars on the Dress Blue Navy jumper flap represented......I researched Naval Uniforms and found an article on Stars and Stripes but it only…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward Keefner Apr 1, 2015.
Indeed I believe we have met, I was mostly in VAH-1 & VAH-11 Det 8 and on occaison in VAH-3. I too was an AQ. I had a 57 Porsche 356A cabriolet and before that a new 63 VW Beattle and before that a Vespa motorscooter. My closest friends were Larry Sparks and Tom Rupe who had a Sunbeam Alpine. I went on to Albany, GA when we went to Vigilantes. I got out in late 68 and went to work at NASA for Apollo 11. At the end of that I came back in with VA-34 with A6A's in Virginia Beach. I got out for good in 71. I am still working for the US Forest Service in Fire Management in Prescott, AZ.
That is why I don't remember you, I was an AQ....I knew Gene, Harry, and Larry from the working the ASB Line.....I never worked at the ASB modular shop....I worked the line at night pre-flighting the A3D Skywarriors....very seldom worked on the RA5C's....for some reason Steeby sounds familair but not sure.about him....do you have any contact information on Harry....Gene and I with our wives are suppose to have lunch next week....he lives in St. Petersburg Florida and I live about 60 miles north of him....found this information out from Larry last November when he called me out of the blue....really I have not seen or heard from any of them since I left in March of 1968.....did you know John Gibbons, Bob Goodwillie or James Palbicki.....all three of them have passed away.......
Ed, I was not in ASB shop. I was an AT and worked at IMA in the module repair shop. I was friends with Gene Egan, Harry Allen, Larry Lynch, Dave Steeby and a few others who worked in the ASB shop. We played a lot of Pinochle on the off payday weekends.