Hello Ron, after all these years. Hope you are in good health.
I was a Radio/Recon AT3 and later AT2. I joined RVAH-14 on 3Apr1970, made the 70-71 Med cruise and most of the 71-72, leaving the squadron, ship, and Navy in May of 72. On JFK I covered most day check launches and recoveries of our Vigis. I was at the ready with my oxygen mask unit and canoe crank. When not launching, it seemed like I spent most of my time dragging one or the other of the 75 lb. halves of the ALQ-55 across the flight deck and down to the shop, or checking for crushed PECM cables, or potting a 56 pin connector for some type of black box.
I have a few photos of the squadron members (mostly taken in the AT shop) that I plan to post soon. John Brammer
Hi Ron , A big Happy Birthday to ya ! See you were in the same big plane squadrons as I was , am trying to remember was it the same time 63-64 ,VAH-8 , LATE 64 -66 IN V/ R -6 ? And where the heck is Elm Mott TX ? Did spend 22 yrs. in Dallas TX area a ways back !
Ron, thanks for the kind words. It was good to see you and the guys there too. Those were really the good old days. The recce community had the most professional troops I ever experienced in my 26 years. Trust is really important to a pilot, particularly a Viggie pilot, so my hat is off to you guys. Hope to live to see one more reunion; the last one was the best I have been to. Cliff Johns