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Vigilante BuNo 156615

I was at Castle a couple of months ago and took some pics of this Bird.  Brought back a lot of emotion/memories.  I also got a pic of me on the port side.   Continue

Started Dec 1, 2014

Vigilante BuNo 156615
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I assume (?) everyone knows that the A/C shown at the bottom of page eight in the December Newsletter was the very LAST Viggie to ever trap on a carrier. Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven R. Ewing Oct 1.

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I was born in bakersfield, CA in Dec 1940.  We moved to the REAL NORTHERN CA to Anderson in 1946. Went thru grade school in and around Anderson, Summit City (Just below Shasta Dam) and Redding. Moved…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Peluso Aug 2, 2012.

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Lt Pendergrast

Lt Pendergast was my division officer when they were shot down.  I ran into him on the USS Ranger on a 1976 Westpac.  I was in VF-154 at the time and was checking on some maintenance issues on an F4 on the hanger deck.  Someone (really) slapped me on the back.  I turned around to smack someone and he's standing there grinning at me.  He had just came down from the flight deck in an A-4.  Quite a sight - an E7 and an O5 hugging each other!!   We talked for awhile and as he left , I patted him on…See More
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What Commands/Squadrons were you with? *Notes* only choose RVAH-3 if you were squadron personnel, all others there for training select the RAG/FRAMP option, IF YOU SELECTED "OTHER" THEN YOU MUST ANSWER ONE OF THE QUESTIONS BELOW. BE SPECIFIC
RVAH 5, RVAH 7, RVAH 11, RVAH 13, NAMTRADET
Tell us below what command if choosing "Other" for a non CRAW-1/RVAH/VAH commands
VX-4 (NAS Point Mugu CA), VF-154, USS Forrestal

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At 11:19am on July 24, 2016, Rodney D Chapman said…

Your memories of VAH11 and Det 8 are accurate!  I had a good shipmate from the Det; AK2 Jim Pihlgard (since passed)   As  I recall from talking with him, the Det had an extended cruise I n "62 or "63.  Result?  a divorce rate near 60%, him included!

My name is Rod Chapman, also an AK from VAH-7 and NAS Supply!

At 3:33pm on April 6, 2012, Dave Shaffer AQB-2 said…

Welcome.  Were you an AQ, because I think I remember you from Heavy-3 ASB?

At 7:41am on April 6, 2012, Stick said…

William,

My names Phil Tucker                        a.k.a.Stick

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