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Ysmael Ramos Email
April 14

City, State: San Angelo, Texas

Comments:
I was with VR 24 from Sep 1972 to Feb 1974.  I would like to get in contact with anyone who might have been on det in late 1973 with two C2s in Souda Bay, Crete when one aircraft went down after land takeoff to deliver passengers to Independence and the back to home base Capo, Naples, Italy.  Its been a long time my friend AMS3 Murphy went down with that aircraft,  Willy the PC survived, and so did the pilots Lcdr and Ensign.  Would like to share information about it.  I was there also in Souda Bay.


Darrell E. Brock Email
March 28

City, State: Foley, AL

Comments:
Just wondering if there are any plans for a reunion in the Pensacola area in the near future.  Don't travel long distances anymore, but live 25 miles from NAS Pensacola. I can offer some limited assistance to any planned event.


Richard C. McMinn, Jr. Email
March 27

City, State: Jasper, Al and Pensacola, FL

Comments:
I arrived at VR-24 in April 1966 after A school in Memphis. I sent on mess duty for my 90 days and then worked in maintenance.  I changed from AA to SA and went to work in the CO's office as the classified/PAO petty officer. LCDR Peabody was my immediate supervisor.  I worked in the CO's office untill I transferred in OCT 1967. RM2 Bob Borgen and CYN Dean Holt and I hung out together.  Loved Rota,Termilinous and the Rock of Gilbrator.  RM2 Borgen passed away last year in Arizona. I went to YN A school and was subsequently transferred to COMPHIBGRU ONE in the south china sea.  I was released in May 1969.  However I got out and went to college and got my commission and retired in March 1995 as a LCDR.  Loved the Navy and miss the many men and women I met while I was in.


Burton Smith Email
Feb 19

City, State: San Jose, CA

Comments:
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Robert Martinausky Email
Feb 5

City, State: Orlando Florida

Comments:
I was in VA-12 from 1981-84 and was part of the sigonella Detachment from the USS Eisenhower during the 1983 Med Cruise. Had a lot of fun memories that summer with guys from your squadron.
The most memorable event was at the e-club when members from vp-45 got a hold of the Marines dog and shaved VP-8 with hair clippers on both sides of its body and then turned it loose just before they jumped on the last plane heading home... needless to say there was a lot of tension in the E club that night LMAO!


Robert Martinausky Email
Feb 5

City, State: Orlando Florida

Comments:
I was in VA-12 from 1981-84 and was part of the sigonella Detachment from the USS Eisenhower during the 1983 Med Cruise. Had a lot of fun memories that summer with guys from your squadron.
The most memorable event was at the e-club when members from vp-45 got a hold of the Marines dog and shaved VP-8 with hair clippers on both sides of its body and then turned it loose... needless to say there was a lot of tension in the E club that night LMAO!


Lynn Hyatt Email
Jan 12

City, State: Crane Hill, AL

Comments:
Hello

Was in VR-24 Det Naples as an AE and Aircrewman on the C-1A when the C-2's moved there from Rota.  I still enjoy linking up with some of the folks who were there with me so many years ago.  Was in Naples 71-73 and then VR-24 Det Rota 76-79 and returned again to Rota 86-90 after the squadron became VR-22.  Retired from the USN in 1994.

I retired-retired in July 2017 and live in Crane Hill, AL.  Would like to hear from other VR-24 folks from those years/locations where we may have served together. 

Be and stay well.
Lynn Hyatt


Darrell E. Brock Email
Dec 23, 2018

City, State: Foley, Alabama

Comments:
Wishing a blessed Christmas and a prosperous new year to all VR-24 shipmates and their families.  A special greeting to those from my tour s 1954 1957, both Port Lyautey and Naples


Dave Potter Email
Dec 17, 2018

City, State: South Gardiner, Maine

Comments:
Flew in and out of Port Lyautey with VR22 '59 thru July 61.  Came right over to VR-24 until Apr 64.  Flew in all AC from R4Q thru C-130.  Brought my wife to Morocco fall of '62l  Did the move to Rota, and transferred back to VR-22 in July '64.  Retired as ATC in April 84. 


Steve Simmons 
Dec 9, 2018

City, State: Bismarck Ar. 71929

Comments:
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.
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