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At 8:44pm on July 23, 2012, peter c derose said…

Glad  to see you were in R6/7!   I was also , brother in R-7 !   happy birthday !!

At 8:38pm on April 7, 2011, John D. Majoros said…
After all these years and you still remember a squadron party in Barcelona??  It was a good one wasn't it. Yes I finally did make Chief,but it took me 20 years...still got to make two Med cruises on the Nimitz,which had a great CPO Mess.....John
At 2:31pm on March 1, 2011, Peter L. Petersen said…
Gary....never made to Albany,GA....moved about 6 months before Sanford got transfered to Albany...and sorry, don't remember a Winton Lowery.....looks like your looking for someone else......like I said before was a North American Aviation Tech Rep stationed with VAH-7 in 62 and 63....then the Avionics Shop from 64 to 68 at Sanford....keep in touch if I can help even though I couldn't this time....Pete
At 5:22pm on February 27, 2011, Peter L. Petersen said…
Boy, its getting tough to remember everybody from 40 plus years ago. You sent me an email so you know I was a NAA Rep on the ASB-12 Bomb/Nav system, test equipment and module repair.... I was in VAH-7 from Feb 1962 to the last Med cruise in Nov 63 and then in the Avionics shop from Nov 63 to Dec 68 when I left Sanford.....so please help me to identify you and where you were during that time....but your name is definitely familiar.....so bear with me and we'll talk....my email is hobospete@windstream.net.. 
At 8:36pm on January 12, 2011, David A. Turner said…
Can't forget those pipes can you?  Those were the days, the skipper was mad that I didn't invite him.  I'm still in touch with Chasko who is in Goodyesr Arizona.  I live in a small town in Northern Vermont, Jericho.  16 inches of snow on the ground and it is still coming down. I'M fully retired except for three horses, one which I show competively in the driving arena.  If you want something a little more expensive than a boat buy a horse.  Haven't seen you at the reunions since that one in Sanford. Saw Bob Brewer on tne History channel a few days ago chasing down some legendary Confederate gold.  He looks the same with a beard and 50 pounds.  Good to hear from you maybe at the next get together.
At 12:45pm on September 9, 2010, Carl Holland said…
Good to see you again. I am in Millington TN just north of Memphis. I retired in 84 as AVCM, worked at NAVAIR Civil service then transfered to BUPERS and moved with them home to Memphis area. I have you and others like you to thnk for teaching me so much. If you ever get this way give me a call perhaps we can talk about the greatest bunch of shipmates i ever had. Hope all is well with you and yours.
Carl Holland GSLC, DAWIA Level III
Information Assurance Manager
Information Assurance Department Head
BUPERS, Millington, TN
Comm (901) 874-4160 DSN 882-4160
At 5:32pm on July 20, 2010, Raymond E.Woodard said…
Hey Gary this is Raymond E Woodard and I was in Rec 7 with you and Basil I also was called Woody I am now living in a little town called Barnesville Ga it is about thirty-five miles south of Atlanta Ga I have been in Ga. sence retireing in Jan of 1982 just went thru a bout with lung cancer and at present I am doing ok My e-mail is rwoodard71@bellsouth.net if you would like to drop a line sometime.
At 10:10am on May 9, 2010, Ron Fritz said…
Hi Gary,

Glad to hear from you as I have wondered where you were. I live in Waco, Texas. Retired from the Navy in 1983 and retired for good in 2006, from a Aircraft Defense Contractor here in Waco. My email address is rdfritz@hughes.net. I'd love to hear from and about you and your family...

At 5:29pm on May 8, 2010, Basil F. (Woody) Woodard said…
Hey Gary,
My real email address is bfwoodard@sbcglobal.net. I just talked to
Terry Reed. He is in Milton, FL. I stayed with him when I went to the RA5C reunion last June.
I live in Arlington, TX. Have been here since '88. When I retired from USNavy, I got into the flight simulation business first as an instructor teaching maint. and later on a System Test Engineer. Let me hear from you.

At 8:43pm on May 7, 2010, Basil F. (Woody) Woodard said…
No, I am not in Bagio!! I am in Arlington, TX. I have been here for over twenty years and just retired in January from the flight simulation bidness.
Yes I remember the H7 cheer.

At 9:00pm on April 27, 2010, John Albaneze said…
Hi Gary - how have you been?? To answer your question, We are midway between Cleveland, OH and Akron OH (south) and Youngstown, OH (east). Where are you? I still talk to Basil Woodard, Terry Reed and Hans Pledger via Email. Saw some of the guys at the reunion, John Majoros, Tom Neil, Dave Suitor.... Got a chance to re-live some great memories - those were some times! Sad about some of the guys. I kept up with Eben Barnett for a while - talked to him a week or so before he passed. Where did you go after Namtra Key West? I wound up staying in for the whole nine yards and glad I did - I actually was the OinC of Namtradet Willow Grove outside Philly for my last two years. It was P-3b's and got some great trips outta that. My Son is an AT-1 at NAS JAX in W/C 610 or whatever they call it now - he's at the CPO board - if he gets lucky, with a little tail wind, he'll put it on in September - I'm there, for sure.

My god, I'm glad I worked for you for a time - I learned alot, very quickly and I must say the fruits of your labor were partly responsible for me makin' 9 in 17 years - Freakin Pledger made a year ahead of me - he was a 3rd class forever and I see him in the hall of Namtra Cecil as a 9!!! I must of looked pretty dumb with my mouth hangin' open for so long !

What do you do these days? Fully Retired? Do you miss the planes? I know I do -
I ran my mouth enough. Take care and Be safe - - John

Hey Gary - Thanks shipmate !!!!!
At 8:53pm on April 27, 2010, Ron Saylor said…
Hi Gary ! Sorry, but this year is my High School Class 50 year reunion. Of the 22 there are 18 of us left and of those the 10 who went all the way from grade school to graduation plan on being there. Ron
At 9:45pm on April 21, 2010, Peter Derose said…
HI THERE Gary,Welcome aboard!! Seems you went around the alpha-bit?? Was in R-6 myself, brother in R-7!! SEZ AE-PETE


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