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Steve Simmons 
Dec 9

City, State: Bismarck Ar. 71929

I was stationed in Rota Spain with Vr-24 det. out Napels Italy between 1966-1968. I made AD3 there. We were flying C-130s, C118s and we received C-2s just before I left. I worked as a mech on all three, then worked in the maint. control, I also worked on the line, and after I made third class supervised the aircraft washing crew. After that I flew air crew on the 118s, and C-130s. I got out of the Navy and went in the Naval reserves, stationed in Memphis Tenn. with VP-67 flying SP2H Neptunes,aircrew after P2 Fam. school in North Island. I retired with 20 years as a Cm1 in the CBs.

Darrell Brock Email
Nov 27

City, State: Foley, Alabama

My new residence (35 miles west of Pensacola, Fl).  In the squadron, both the Naples Det and Port Lyautey between 08/54 and 04/57 - Moved to FASRON 200, Blackbushe, U.K. from 04/57 to 04/60.  Retired in 1973.  Anybody near me that I served with?

JAMES moore Email
Nov 21

City, State: jamesmoore11@windstream.net

Homepage URL: COCHRAN Georgia

Naples 62-65 any one that I might know and remember 

Ken Collins Email
Nov 15

City, State: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma


I want to thank Susan Woods for hosting our 2018 Reunion in San Diego, CA.  As usual Susan you did and excellent job of organizing and providing a great location for our reunion. The tours were great and the food was very good, even the box lunch on the boat.  I appreciate all the hard work that you have put into this the past 5 years and hopefully a some of us can keep it going in the future.  Also thank Virgil, Mary Jo and Bob for their help in the logistics and food in the Ready room. Thanks again Susan. JOB Well DONE.

Robert Richardson Email
Sept 11

City, State: Shickshinny, Pa.

I was stationed in VR_24 Rota from March 69 until March of 71. I have been looking for John Criss, Tom Minor, Mark Johns, Glenn Walker and others from my time period. Have found about 30 and have made a Facebook group for our time. Anyone from 69-70-71 email me or friend me on facebook. My face book name is Bobby Richardson and my picture is the Philly Phanatic. John Criss ,I emailed you a few years ago thru this guest book but I guess you didn't get it. There are a lot of us that are in touch thru Facebook and email.

John Criss Email
Sept 8

City, State: Las Cruces, New Mexico

Jim Reed,

Dave Rotert was the load master on the C-2 that crashed off the front of the carrier. When I left the aircraft carrier FDR, Dave was the load master on that flight. He told me about the crash. I thought it was on takeoff. But that was a long time ago. Memories fade. I was stationed with VR-24 from September of 1969 to September of 1971. I remember you and Dickey Winters.   

Richard Casagrand Email
Aug 22

City, State: Fenton, Missouri

I was in Vr-24 from November 1978 until December 1981

Richard Prather Email
July 15

City, State: Albuquerque, NM


Hello, VR-24 Shipmates!

Here is the 2018 Reunion update you were promised. Susan Woods has finalized plans for this year's reunion, which will be held in San Diego from 1November to 4 November, 2018. The location will be at the Handlery Hotel, 950 Hotel Circle N., in San Diego’s Mission Valley. Additional information and Registration information are contained in my 15 July 2018 post on the VR-24 Facebook page and will be posted in the VR-24 website Reunion Page in the next few days. Please download/print the Registration Form, fill it out, and return with check to Susan Woods at the address shown on the form. Remember to report that you are with the VR-24 group when making your separate hotel reservations to get the group's discount.

Those of you who have attended past reunions in San Diego know of its many attractions. For those who have not visited that city are in for a treat. So, spread the word, make your reservation early and plan to attend the 2018 VR-24 reunion. Join friends and shipmates to make this another memorable reunion.


Richard Prather, VR-24 web manager/editor


Larry middleton Email
July 2

City, State: Bowie texas

Looking for Lou huddle please call 850 304 3251

Ken Creswell Email
June 20

City, State: Knoxville, TN

Homepage URL: Knoxville

Was watching a show about planes the other night and they 
mentioned a US Airways plane that crashed on takeoff in New York in 1992.  Plane hadn't been deiced enough.  Pilot was Wally Majure, who was killed.  Wally flew with VR24 Naples in early 1970s.  I was stationed in VR24 Naples 71-74.
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