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Mark W Felhofer Email
Oct 2

City, State: san antonio, tx

Homepage URL:

VRC-50 will be having its next reunion in Las Vegas, Nevada in September of 2016. We are 
coordially inviting former members of VR-21, VR-22(the first one), VR-23,VR-24, VRC-30, VRC-40 
and CV C-1A COD Crews to join with us. We are working on the location and activities, and will 
provide details when they become available. The reason for this notice is to provide ample time 
to plan time off if you are still in the work force and save up for this event. 
The common theme in inviting all of you is the COD ( Carrier Onboard Delivery) mission we all 
privided to the Fleet(S). Both WestPac and Med...
And to the many of you who served in more than one of these squadrons. We hope you will be able 
to make it....
Thanks and I will be in touch as more details emerge....
Mark W Felhofer
AMH-1 (NAC/AW) Retired
VRC-50 Association
The Foo Dogs

Tom Docherty Email
Sept 30

City, State: Forres, Moray, Scotland

Homepage URL:

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of VR-24,

I am an aviation historian and writer with 34 years experience as an Air Loadmaster in the Royal Air Force. I now write historical articles for UK aviation magazines and I want to write about the C-2A Greyhound, its history and operational record now that it is in its 50th year since the first flight. All I hope to get from members of VR-24 are recollections of flying in the Greyhound; what was it like to fly? Recollections of missions flown, near misses, close shaves etc. If members feel that I am treading on toes by being here then let me know and I will leave you in peace.

Yours sincerely

Tom Docherty

Flavio Komuves Email
Sept 27

City, State: Edison, NJ

My father, AEC Louis Komuves, was in VR-24 in the late 50s/early 60s and again in Naples and Sigonella from 1975-78.  We lived off base and I went to what was then Stephen Decatur Elem. School.  My dad passed away 3 NOV 2013, but I have recently been going through a treasure trove of his pictures and slides.  I hope to post links to them in the weeks and months to come.

darrell brock Email
Sept 26

City, State: vero beach fl

Sorry I missed the reunion (sick).   Would like to hear from those I served with in both port lyautey and naples between 08/54 and 04/57

tony diaz Email
Sept 26

City, State: ocala, florida

new email address

Ray Ruggles Email
Sept 13

City, State: Marietta, GA

Homepage URL:

Roger Whiteford - Dover PA     You left a note on Aug 22 but didn't leave an
email address for a reply.
I spent the same time as you in VR 24. I would like to talk with you.  Or anyone else who served the squadron in 1963-65

Steve Neske Email
Sept 8

City, State: Topeka, Kansas

Harold Phipps, I remember you also.  Good to hear from you!!

Harold Phipps 
Sept 4

City, State: Louisa, Virginia


Was in VR-24 Det Naples from March 70 - 71 as a CYNSA/SN. My first duty station. Worked with George Hendricks in OPS and roomed with Pat Davis and Ken Collins.  Had good times at the bowling alley with Chip Drake, Steve Smith, Punchie Destanfano and Dan Futado. Played softball and basketball for VR / CG in 1970 with added friends John Bennett, Jim Novic, LT Parker and LT Crosby.  
I was transferred to the Capo Message Center in 1972 when VR-24 did not have a billet for a CYN3.  Steve Neske was also stationed at the message center.  
Good times and bad times.  In 1971 I lost good friends to an automoblile accident. Chip Drake,  Max Deblock and a young airman.  The squadron lost good men to aircraft accidents and automobile accidents.  I hope everyone will continue to remember and honor these fallen heros.  On a brighter side, my son was born at the Naval Hospital(12/73) in Naples.  

Carlos b Benavides  Email
Aug 31

City, State: Corpus Christi, TX

Late entry.
Larry Proctor former AE, approximately 79-81,
achieved LCDR rank and Chief. We were in VT-31/28, VR-24, NAS CC . Retired approximately 2002, passed away a few months ago

Roger Whiteford 
Aug 22

City, State: Dover, Pa.

Was with VR-24 from 1963-1965. Both Morocco and Spain. We had to move out of Morocco, (their gov. made us), to Spain. Had great times with VR-24.  That was a very long time ago. Still remember some of it. Have a few pictures around here some place will have to look for them.  
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