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Jim Reed Email
June 8

City, State: Florence, Colorado

Comments:
I am  Jim Reed.  I was stationed at Nav Sta Rota from May, 1969 to Aug 1972.  I arrived an AME E-3 and left as an AME PO2. I was fresh out of C-2 pneumatics school in North Island and C-130 school at camp Pendleton.  Dicky Winters and I weren't exactly welcomed with open arms by the Marines but we survived after getting snakes and other surprises out of our bunks.
  Upon my arrival Det Rota had three C-118s, three C-130s and three C-2s I believe.
  We lost two C-2s while I was there.  One hit Mt. Etna and all were lost.  The other crashed after a missed arrested landing.  The plane was full of NATO senior personnel.  The two enlisted load masters got everyone safely into life rafts except the pilot and co-pilot who were killed when the plane rolled over and hit the water.
  We were part of an experiment to land a C130 aboard ship.  I still watch 149790 make it on YOU TUBE.
  I hope all my squadron mates are doing well and in good health.


Darrell E Brock Email
May 28

City, State: vero beach florida

Comments:
Just sitting here this morning trying to remember old shipmates from when I served - many now on staff of our supreme commander.  To all of you who served in our great squadron, have a happy memorial day


Ron Stover Email
April 8

City, State: Norfolk Va.

Comments:
Looking to contact Steve and Vicki Vrana.


Ron Stover Email
April 8

City, State: Norfolk Va.

Comments:
Looking to contact Steve and Vicki Vrana.


Ron Stover Email
April 8

City, State: Norfolk Va.

Comments:
Looking to contact Steve and Vicki Vrana


Ron (Smokey) Stover Email
April 8

City, State: Norfolk, Va.

Comments:
Great Web Site






had a great time at the past reunion. Thanks for all the hard work to put it on. Jeanie and I had a great time and was good to see jan and Ken Collins again.


Paul J Pappas Email
March 26

City, State: Arkport, NY

Homepage URL: https://m.facebook.com/DirtyOldSailor1

Comments:
Was stationed with VR-24 from Dec 83-Dec 87. Arrived as an AME3 left AME2. Went to work at OMD Sigonella the next 4 years working on the Admirals P-3A called the Catbird. I loved Signals and my 8 years living there. Served in every C-2A command except VRC-30. Have worked on just about every COD ever build. Retired from VAW-120 in October of 99 AME-1.
Facebook:https://m.facebook.com/DirtyOldSailor1


Richard Prather Email
March 10

City, State: Albuquerque, NM

Comments:
Hello, VR-24 Shipmates!

Thanks to Susan and Virgil Woods, ADRC, USN, Ret. there will be a 2018 VR-24 reunion. Susan asked me to pass the word that plans are ongoing for a reunion in San Diego from 1 November to 4 November. So, mark your calendars and plan to be in San Diego this fall for an opportunity to renew old friendships and make new ones. Help get the word out, and join in making this another great VR-24 reunion.

Thanks,

Richard Prather, VR-24 web manager/editor


Darrell E Brock Email
Dec 24, 2017

City, State: vero beach, florida

Comments:
Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all of my VR-24 Port Lyautey and Naples Det. shipmates and their families.  It seems hard to believe that I spent these 2 holidays in both places over 50+years ago


Rich Ambler Email
Dec 14, 2017

City, State: Newell WV.

Comments:
Would like to get in touch with Jack Court "Big Jim".I served with him from 1955 to1957 and Tony and Ham bone were my very good friends also. Infact when I moved to California I stay in touch with Tony for quite a while.Contact me Big Jim

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