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At 8:37am on July 19, 2011, Edward F. OBrien said…
Thank! glad to find this site as it brought back a lot of memories. I was hoping to find some old buddies from RVAH-1 from 1991 to 1965. These were the best times of my life. Looking forward to making new ones from all the squadrons.
At 8:38pm on June 20, 2011, Michael P Andrews said…

Hey Stick. 

I just wanted to say thanks for bringing out some of the good memories.  

I have enjoyed it.  

I was supposed to do the Quonset Air show this weekend, but I suffered a set back two weeks ago.  I have been dealing with a problem with my left knee for about three months.   Just got that one up to about 75%, then I blew out my right knee two weeks ago.  So I cannot get around or risk further injury because I have to go south next week to pick up my granddaughters for their summer visit.  Had to reset it from this week to next and believe it or not, I have to ride shotgun while my wife drives.  She had me buy a blindfold and a muzzle.  LOL. 

We also will not be going all the way to Ga to pick them up.  My daughter figured that Va would be a good meeting point.

MRI will be done first week of July at the VA.  

Just as a side note : We used to call my younger brother Stick.  Kid could weld anything, and often did.  Driveway gates, barn doors, anything that had something he could screw with.  Used to piss my mother off.


 "Swamp Fox"

At 7:48pm on June 12, 2011, tom whitaker said…

Thanks, Stick, for the hearty Welcome Aboard.

I was an RAN with RVAH-12 1968-1971, Public Affairs Officer part of that period. I still miss the team.

At 2:29pm on June 8, 2011, Joseph Drake said…
Thanks Stick. I was a nite flight deck chief on the 77-78 cruise on USS NIMITZ.  Thanks for the offer.
At 8:11pm on June 7, 2011, Charlie Betts said…

Thanks Stick, I'll need all the help I can get!


At 9:13am on May 30, 2011, Raymond C. Matthews said…

I would like to know when and where the next reunion is going be. I have been looking for my friend and partners family that was killed in vietnam aboard a carrier. RVAH-12. His name was Thomas Treadwell. He died about a minute after he relieved me and I need too get some closure some how.


At 5:19pm on May 9, 2011, Diane Brown said…

Well, he did have a small part in a Cold Case...TV series...and a small part in one Samantha Who TV series..other then that he is working at an Art Gallery.


I go to the VA by Great Lakes for all my medical and to volunteer...see all the corpsman there...with the new uniforms...they all look like Marines now!!  black pants..tan shirts..oh no.

At 1:56pm on May 9, 2011, Diane Brown said…

oops forgot.........I lived in Waukegan...my oldest son and wife still live in IL..in Beach Park. My daughter and hubby live in Madison,, WI and my youngest, the artist and actor in the family lives in Hollywood, CA. will look into military dating places....all the sites have problems...and a lot of scammers.  I guess they think I have lots of money!!

At 1:52pm on May 9, 2011, Diane Brown said…
Working on spelling better now.....better type slower. NO just a small black cat on my left shoulder!!   Had it done in Sweden, when visiting my nephew who lives there.
At 1:41pm on May 9, 2011, Diane Brown said…

I forgot to mention, tatoo, but only one.


We I raised my 3 children, 2 married now..I used my GI bill......for my BA and then paid for my MHRM degree.  Send my sailor husband packing long time ago. Been living in Wisconsin for about 17 years now..after a time in Illinois.  I have become a big Packer Fan.


Now retired and looking for another man to make me happy and me him!!!

Worked in education field for about 20 years........running business office etc. Then UofWisconsin in Milwaukee in HR untill I retired.


That's about it....sitting here in my home office with a photo of Vigi on the wall.



At 1:26pm on May 9, 2011, Diane Brown said…
AT - in radio recon shop............you know the drill...........turn arounds, replace black boxes.....prove I could do the same about of work the men did...wish they had let me do more...but that is the past now.
At 7:45pm on May 6, 2011, mark cochran said…
It looks like I finally figured it out Stick.  Thanks for your help.  By the way what is meant by attaching  a gift to a comment?
At 6:58pm on May 5, 2011, mark cochran said…
Stick, I have entered my info in the system.  I have a profile, picture and emails from other sailors, but nothing on the RVAH3 site. 
At 4:00pm on May 5, 2011, mark cochran said…
Stick, everytime I click on the RVAH 3 members page i fail to see my name or profile listed there.  I do not understand why this is.  Who do I need to contact to get this sorted out?
At 9:44pm on April 14, 2011, David G. Patterson said…

Thanks for the welcome.  I'm lookin' fwd to hearing from old shipmates!!


At 7:38pm on April 7, 2011, Thomas L. Buckley said…
Thanks Stick for the welcome.....I was in Heavy Three from 1972 to 1975, my whole time in the Navy was with that Squadron. I was a Metal Smith, worked out of the Line Shack, ultimately became an A-3 Crewman during that time.
At 1:59pm on April 3, 2011, Chris McClellan said…
Thank You for the welcome ... I joined Heavy Seven shortly before the WESPAC 72 cruise on the Kitty Hawk.  Seemed to last forever.  I was the Radio Shop night shift crew leader during most of the deployment,  once back at Albany that position disappeared and shortly after I went back to civilian life. I'm still kicking but getting old as the hills.
At 4:39pm on March 29, 2011, Ross Motley said…
Thanks Stick....Will Do!
At 6:51pm on March 28, 2011, James William Autrey said…
Thanks Stick for the Welcome, and yes, he was my Dad's fifth cousin.I don't know what that makes me , but there it is. I grew up in Southern California near his ranch, remember going there as a kid,
At 10:52pm on March 27, 2011, bobby sandefur said…


thanks for the welcome aboard.  i was associsted wihe the viggs only a short time in heavy seven then went on to other heavies.

started flying as a crewman in aj's for two cruises in the med in different deachments, then went to bn school at sanford. after graduation went back to 7 then loaned out to 5 and to 1 for more time in the med.

left sanford for a shore  time at alameda in flight test at o&r.  not the best job as far as staying current in what the navy paid a lot of money to train me for, but a lot of free time.

from alameda went to whidbey and two succeding crises on ranger boat tanking and ecm work in nam.  retired in 71 and still live in central washington where i stay busy as a flight instructor and retired part 135 operator.

thanks again for the welcome. 

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