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  • Donald Wayne Abbott AKAN 1954 Oregon b.8/23/35; d.5/12/99 Bothell, WA
  • Lynn Adams pilot 1949; Plankowner VC-12; Sally
  • Merrill Ryan Adams Midway 1955 b.9/10/25; d.2/6/03 Thomaston, GA
  • Robert Lee Agnew ENS NAOC Valley Forge 1958, Lake Champlain 1959 b.7/8/35; d.7/15/99 Kershaw, SC
  • CDR Monroe Joel Ahrenstein 1537 Grand Teton Ct Chula Vista, CA 91911 619-420-7471 monroeusn@aol.com NFO LCDR XO VAW-124 When CO became ill he became CO, which broke the tradition that only pilots could command a squadron, E2B Project Officer NAVAIRSYSCOM, CIC USS Oriskany, "Plankowner" CO VAW-117, CIC CARGRU 2, E2 Desk NAVAIRPAC, TACRON O-in-C USS Tarawa, retired 1979 b.7/20/31; d.1/7/2013; Deborah e-mail asigner@aol.com
  • Sam J. Aiello, Jr 22 Delta Pl Indian Head, MD 20640 301-743-7408 Valley Forge 1958 from Long Island, NY b.3/15/33; d.12/6/98 Onondaga, NY; Nettie M (*Sam was not in our squadron he was just a very good friend of mine and he spent so much time with us everyone thought he belonged with us. He was with HS7, I saw him about 25 years ago on Long Island, He had a very bad heart and needed open heart surgery. That was the last time I saw him. -Thomas Tierney )
  • LCDR Robert Monroe Aiken Greenville, SC O-in-C Midway 1952-3 b.4/12/24; d.9/24/02  
  • John D. Alderson, Jr Middletown & Springfield, OH AD3 1952 b.12/29/23; d.8/26/1995; Mary Virginia 
  • CDR Charles Frederick (Fred) Alexander 1956-59 LT; CO VAW-120 1969-70 b.10/20/22; d.9/3/89 Olathe, KS; Jane
  • Herbert J. Aley 11618 Kent Kangley Rd Kent, WA 98031 Forrestal 1962 b.6/8/43; d.2/20/06; Beverly Des Moines, WA
  • Gerald (Gary) Alfrey 14117 W Horizon Dr Sun City West, AZ 85375-2807 623-214-0237 AD-2 1952-1956 Tarawa 1952-3; d.1/12/2009; Jane
  • Bruce W. Allen SN 1954 b.12/21/35; d.2/1980 Kalamazoo, MI   
  • Enoch Little Allen ATC 636 Goetschl St San Diego, CA 92114-6720 619-262-7721 b.2/2/26; d.10/25/2004 Apache Junction, AZ   
  •  Richard E. Allen Sharon, MA AM1 1954-6 Lake Champlain 1954-5; Intrepid 1955, Bennington 1956 b.10/30/23; d.2/12/96
  • Stanley Ellwood (Bones) Allen LT 200 North El Camino Real #77 Oceanside, CA 92054 760-757-7511 NAOC, enlisted to commission 28 yrs in the navy Lake Champlain 1953 as AT1 Midway 1955 b.12/2/1926; d.1/28/2007 bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem   
  • LCDR Thomas R. Allen 4933 Olive Grove Ln Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757-497-7342 Independence 1962 1965 NAOC Air medal, Allen Photo; b.1/17/31; d.11/14/2013; Jeanne
  • Dennis William Almeida, Sr 149 Palm Cir Flagler Beach, FL 32136 Midway 1955 b.7/29/33; d.12/31/09 
  • LT(jg) Arnold E. Alpert (Professor of pharmacology, Tufts University School of Medicine) b.9/7/31 Massachusetts; d.11/20/1993 Brooklyn, NY; NAOC Randolph 1956
  • James R. Alto ADR2 America 1965, Intrepid 1966 b.1/23/44; d.2/5/97 Okemos, MI; Mary Theresa 
  • Warren S. Ambruster AN 1952 b.9/30/33; d.5/30/98 New York; son: Mark Ambruster, Transportation Manager, A Martin Limestone company 717 354-1030 MAmbruster@burkholderpaving.com    
  • Arthur Paul Amonette CPO Saratoga 1959 b.3/21/21; d.2/26/1964 Houston, TX; Marie
  • Robert Amoroso ADCS Bennington 1956 (Baumgardner’s friend) ADRCA in Jun 63 in VW2 b.10/17/26; d.6/22/1986 in Pensacola bur Barrancas Natl Cem 
  • LT John Bushman Amrine 20890 Barker Rd Marysville, OH 43040 937-642-3101 john_cathy28@hotmail.com ENS-LT 1958-1962 Forrestal 1958; Lake Champlain 1960-1; Essex 1960 NAVCAD Sudden cardiac arrest 9/29/05 Cathy 
  • Eurico Andrade New Bedford, MA Midway 1955 d.3/12/76; Beverly (Lagrange); Son: same name is 46 Myrtle St New Bedford, MA 02740 774-202-2572 
  • Adrian L. Anderson 342 14th St Quincy, FL 32351 850-627-4520 Leyte 1952 b.8/31/23; d.9/19/1998; ALA, Jr same address b.1955
  • Einar H. Anderson AD3 Middleburg, FL 1962 no det b.11/14/42; d.2/9/2006
  • Roy E. Anderson ADC Mustang, OK 73064 Saratoga 1959 b.1/21/1930; d.12/3/2006 1300 42nd St OKC 73111; Loanna
  • William K. Anderson PNSN 1952 b.5/15/32; d.2/21/2000 Bristol, RI D/c MA 
  •  LCDR George G. Andrews O-in-C Lake Champlain 1958-9; Wasp 1961 b.8/31/23; d.11/6/98 New York    
  • Harold Arthur (Harry) Andrewsen, Jr 78 Marshall Ln Derby, CT 06418 203-735-8005 AD2 Essex 1961; Saratoga 1962; Enterprise 1963 c/o (sister) Janice Renner 226 Chelsea Rd Brookfield, VT 05036-9654 802-276-3931 b.11/10/42 New Haven; d.11/26/2006 bladder cancer for the past two years. He was on morphine since 11/22. The Connecticut Hospice was attending to Harry's needs along with the support of his girl friend, Karen Libby. Harry had just turned 64 two weeks before. Member of the Path Finder Motor Club and an avid sportsman. Mr. Andrewsen retired from Allied Signal and became a salesman for Libby's Motor World in New Haven. He is survived by a son, Eric S. Andrewsen, of Boston, MA, a daughter, Lori Lynn Davies of Oxford, a sister, Janice Renner of Brookfield, VT, grandchildren, Rachel and Russell Davies and his fianc'e, Karen Libby of Derby.
  • Charles Edward Angel, Jr. AE2 Essex 1958-61 b.5/5/1932; Moved from JAX to d.1/26/01 Knoxville, TN Gary P. Anselmi Enfield, CT b.6/29/28; d.5/16/02; Lorraine 
  • Gary P. Anselmi Enfield, CT b.6/29/28; d.5/16/02; Lorraine (*Gary P. Anselmi, 73, of South Rd., Enfield, beloved husband of Lorraine (Glock) Anselmi of 49 years, entered into eternal peace, Thursday, (May 16, 2002) at Kettle Brook Healthcare. Gary was born in Courtney, PA, and lived in the Enfield community for 45 years. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was employed by T.L.C. Oil Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1991. Gary was also an avid golfer. Besides his wife, Lorraine, Gary is survived by a son, Gary A. Anselmi and his wife Cindy of Enfield; a daughter, Laurie Hurlburt and her husband Ronald of Enfield; two grandchildren, Nicole Anselmi and Gary A. Anselmi, II; and a great grandson, Jonathan P. Anselmi. Gary was predeceased by a sister, Sara Rocco)
  • Anthony (Tony) V. Antoniazzi ADC fm Connecticut Bon Homme Richard 1952, Tarawa 1953-4; Bennington 1956 d.1999 Pensacola Naval Hospital (cancer)
  • Thomas John Anzalone 5 Liberty Pl Glen Cove, NY 11542 516-676-5769 ATAN Enterprise 1962 b.7/14/43; d.5/5/2012; Gail M. b.1953 44 Continental Pl apt A Glen Cove, NY 11542; Angie (Angelina V b.1921); Son: Thomas J. b.1960 4 Hickory Ln Glen Cove, NY 11542-1444; Leon, Christopher & Stephen; Susan M. b.1952
  • Richard W. Apakian AN 1951 b.5/2/1930; d.5/25/2004 Las Vegas, NV issued in PA bur in Boulder City, NV Chief Glen M. Archibald California Independence 1961 & 1962 b.6/24/22; d.6/4/82 Tremonton, UT
  • James Michael Arsenault 5908 Cranbrook Way Apt 1205 Naples, FL 34112-2807 239-732-6007 AN 1951 b.2/19/32; d.5/13/15; Patricia Ann (Patsy) b.7/33 patsyjim@ (*James M. Arsenault, 83, passed away on May 13, 2015. He was born February 19, 1932 in Ithaca, NY, where he spent his childhood. From there his family moved to Wyandotte, MI where he attended St. Patrick's Catholic School. There he met his future bride, Patricia Adams. Jim proudly served for eight years in the U.S. Navy and worked for over 30 years at AnheuserBusch in Romulus, MI. Jim was an avid golfer, competitive Euchre player, and especially loved the family's 'Gram Adams Annual Euchre Tournament.' After retiring, Jim and Pat relocated to Naples, FL. They lived the dream of golfing with friends, and enjoying family visits in the sunshine state. Jim had many friends who gravitated towards his loving heart and giving nature. Jim was a devoted, loving husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather. He held a very special place in his heart for all of his siblings, inlaws, nieces and nephews. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Patricia; daughter, Lori A. (Dr. Sherman Gorbis, D.O.) Gorbis; sons, Rev. James M. Arsenault and Thomas J. (Jackie) Arsenault; grandchildren, Jessica (Eric) Martin, Josh, Zach, Thomas, and Alyssa; great-grandchildren, Ashten, Spencer, Colby, and Samantha; and his sister, Marion (Walter) Tarnowski. James was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Sarah Arsenault; brothers, Raymond, Joseph, Lawrence Thomas, and Jack; and sisters, May and Jane)
  •  William (n) Ascroft ATC Lake Champ 1959; hurrevac 1958 b.2/19/25; d.8/6/89 El Cajon, CA bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem; Son: William J. Ascroft 208 West St Royal Oak, MI 48067 248-544-6454 b.1942 
  •   LCDR Julius W. Ashley 2449 Vacation Dr Macon, GA 31217 b.7/6/16; d.1/3/98 Electronics officer 1953; Mary D; son: Willie H. Jeffersonville, GA
  • John Marion Askins, Jr AN Essex 1960 b.9/23/41; d.9/30/06 Tell City, IN; Mabel E. (Mills) Askins 1814 9th St Tell City, IN 47586-1385 812-547-2689
  • Salvatore Astorino AN Midway 1955; Salvatore b.7/28/32 d.1/1987 Fishkill, NY   
  • LT Aubrey E. “Ack Ack” Atkinson LT LSO VC-12 USS Wright 1950 b.1/21/1923; d.6/4/1981 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Wilma O. Atkinson b.1925 lived in Fairfax and then Catharpin VA (NW corner of Manassas Ntl Battlefield.) She is living at 405 Woodland Av Hopewell, VA 23860-1847 804-452-1833 with James (perhaps a son) 
  • Joseph J. Augeri 264 Center Ln Levittown, NY 11756 516-579-8075 Midway 1955 b.9/11/34; d.12/6/1997
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  • Robert William Babb Fallon, NV b.9/24/23; d.2/3/79 
  • LT(jg) John M. Babbitt Little Compton, RI 12/1953-11/55 Pilot Hornet 1955; b.3/9/32; d.5/1/97 
  • CDR Charles A. Baber LT(jg) Oriskany 1951 b.7/21/30; d.10/9/97 Los Angeles; Marjorie 3630 Red Oak Cir W Orange Park, FL 32073 904-269-2788 remarried to Cyrus King
  • Luther Earl Babers, III AMEC America 1966-7 AME1b b.6/3/36; d.11/18/94; Patsy A. Babers b.5/1939 235 Siena St San Diego, CA 92114 619-263-4566
  • Billy Bacon, Jr Cisco, TX Boxer 1950 b.8/28/30; d.2/9/2001; Polly b.10/12/30   
  • LCDR Richard Aldred Baekey, Sr Tampa, FL 1953-4 b.3/6/25; d.3/25/02 Tampa, FL LT Wasp 1953; Marjorie V. b.3/23/22; d.4/4/05 Plant City, FL (*BAEKEY, Richard Aldred, Sr., 76, died March 25, 2002 at the VA Nursing Home in Tampa. His parents were Louis Alton Baekey and Gladys Peal. Richard was born in Havre de Grace, Md. He is survived by his beloved wife Marjorie and their children: Jim C. Lane, a Stair Builder & Character First Consultant and Cherie Black both of Plant City, Carole Alcock an Attorney in S. Af rica, Barbara Rockstrah of Oregon, Navy Master Chief Richard Baekey Jr., Dr. Paul Ames Baekey of Hollywood, Fla. and David Mark Baekey of Tampa; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He moved here and married Marjorie at Plant City First Baptist where they were both members. He was a gentle and compassionate person who loved his family. He served his country as a Lt. Commander in the US Navy, flying jets from 19 US Aircraft Carriers for 27 years. He taught Naval Engineering, Celestial Navigation and Naval Leadership, two years at Stanford, and three years at University of Oklahoma. He had 4400 hours of flight time. Much of his Naval history and memoirs were presented to the Pensacola Naval Museum three years ago. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association at MacDill Air Force Base and his wife, Marjorie, was Secretary of the Retired Officers Wives Club. Upon retirement from the Navy, he was asked to serve in the US Air Force, where he taught Flight Safety, for his last two years in the military. He was District Supervisor II Florida Parole and Probation Commission for South Florida for five years. He was a volunteer at MOSI in their flight shows. He volunteered as a judge for The Heart Association in Brandon in 1995. He enjoyed his retirement living at Country Meadows, where he and Marjorie joined in many of the activities, always hand in hand wherever they went.)
  • Charles D. Bailey Cranston, RI Midway 1950-1, Tarawa 1952 plankowner VC-12 deceased
  • Rev. Robert W. Bain lately 22854 Highway 36 Cheshire, OR 97419-9754 541-998-5257 b.7/20/24; d.4/18/2007; Formerly 1673 Huasna Dr San Luis Obispo, CA 805-784-9567; Beverly J. Bain b.1929 bur in Westborough, MA
  • Gilbert V. Baker AM1 1953 b.11/19/28; d.7/13/92 Providence, RI  
  • Roland H. Baker Jr. Houston, TX LT Lake Champlain 1957 b.4/28/27; d.3/2/1988
  • Cecil D. Baldwin AEC 1954 b.7/4/21; d.6/26/03 Colonial Beach, VA     
  • Grover R. Baldwin Leyte 1951 b.1/28/21; d.7/19/2002 Genoa, OH  
  • James K. Baldwin ATC America 1967 b.9/8/38; d.12/20/2008 Bullock, AL (or Glenside, PA)  
  • William W. Baldwin AWCS Sumpter Co, FL AT2 hurrevac 1958 b.12/17/36; d.6/24/2002     
  • Merle Guy Ball New Boston, IL ADAN 1953 b.7/24/1925; d.3/16/95; (too old to be ADAN in 1953 Father, same name); Helen E. (Weiland) b.1916; d.1972
  • Wesley Edgar Ball AZ1 Essex 1964 AZ3 b.2/15/39; d.4/4/1991 Waxahatchie, TX (Father, same name b.2/9/13; d.11/13/63 Point Pleasant, WV)
  • CDR Albert L. Ballard LDO electronics specialist 1953-4 b.4/23/08; d.8/3/1989 San Diego
  • Ronald H. Ballard LT 1310 to VAW-121 frm VS-39 b.5/15/42; d.9/27/08 Pike Co, IN  
  • William Paul Ballard c/o Bill Murphy (son-in-law) 317 Edison Dr Orange Park, FL 32073 904-742-8143 Saratoga 1957-8; 1959; 1960 AT1 (Pearl Harbor survivor) b.1/1/22; d.2/19/06
  • Paul D. Baller 5550 Bald Eagle Blvd Saint Paul, MN 55110 651-429-4462 ATAN 1953 b.6/16/34; d.3/2/2002 
  • Donald W. Ballew 11641 47th Pl Bellevue, WA 98006-2707 425-746-2301  LT(jg) pilot Wasp 1952; FDR 1953 Northwest Airlines pilot b.8/20//30; d.5/14/2009; Carolyn K. (Kaye) now Newcastle, WA kdballew@comcast.net (*Donald W. Ballew of Bellevue died on May 13, 2009 at home of lung cancer.  He was 78. Mr. Ballew was born on August 20, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois.  His family moved from the Mid-West to Oregon during the Second World War.  Joining the Navy in 1948, he served as a naval aviator during the Korean War.  He attended the University of Colorado for three years, and then transferred to the University of Oregon where he received the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Mr. Ballew began his professional career as an Airline Pilot in 1958 by joining West Coast Airlines.  Thirty-two years later, after a series of airline mergers, he retired from Northwest Airlines. His main interests during retirement centered on his immediate family, his extended faith family at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, boating (Past Commodore of the Tollycraft Boating Club), reading and travel.  His home workshop also brought him much personal satisfaction, as Mr. Ballew was a tinkerer and a craftsman. Survivors include Kaye, his wife of 49 years, daughter Carolyn Ballew, of Renton, daughter Kathleen Graves, son in law John Graves and grandchildren, Michael and Allie, of Newcastle, brothers Richard of California and Jerry and Lyle of Oregon.)
  • LCDR Norman L. Balliet 4480 SE 190th Morriston, FL 32668 352-528-6388 nballiet@webkraft.net Forrestal 1962-3 Commissioned ENS (LDO) Nov 1963 (VS-34 Gerrish’s squadron 1967-8); b.12/6/34; d.5/19/08; Betty 
  • Francis J. Banach 14 Hedden Pl Middletown, NJ 07748-3626 732-747-3410 AM 1957 b.11/29/34; d.12/31/03; son at same address
  • Thomas Smith Bancroft ADAN 1952 b.4/2/35; d.9/9/93 Cleveland, TN; Joyce Chattanooga, TN  
  • Robert Kenneth Banner ATC 1148 3rd Av #47 Chula Vista, CA 91911 619-427-0422 ATRAN 1961 Wasp 1961-64 with VAW-33 Served on 23 aircraft carriers; b.6/15/38; d.3/18/08 bur in MA
  •  LCDR RN John Mackinnon Barbour passed away on the 29th October 2005 at Saffron Waldon, Essex. He flew with 849 Squadron in Gannets John served as pilot with VAW-12 in 1962-1964, and was aboard USS Essex in Guantanamo Bay during the Cuban missile crisis An excellent pilot and good friend - Cleland McBurney 
  •  LT Michael Bardan Maint officer 1959 b.10/12/23; d.11/24/05 Tiverton, RI   
  • CDR Francis Oscar Barker AE1 Oriskany 1951 FDR 1953 b.7/12/29; d.7/4/96 Oak Harbor, WA, ashes scattered at sea
  •    Richard Barksdale, Sr 12116 S Anna Dr Rockville, VA 23146 804-749-3885 ATR2 Wasp 1966 CVSG 52 1963-7 b.9/9/42; d.2/16/2014; Frances 
  •  Joseph H. Barna 6897 Bayshore Dr Lake Worth, FL 33162-3903 AA Leyte 1957 (pronounce Bar-Nay) b.5/7/38; d.1/27/05 Anaheim, CA D/c issued in PA 
  • John Ray Barnard 11749 Maryland Hywy Swanton, MD 21561-1305 AMH3 America 1967 b.1/22/48; d.10/4/2007; Shana A 
  •  Ray E. Barnard AEIAN 1957 b.May 1938 AE3 Intrepid 1958; Parkinson’s c dementia 2007; b.5/26/38; d.7/8/2010; Leslie Ann b.4/1944 359 Altamont Av Schenectady, NY 12303-1035 518-370-4698 
  • Clifford Glenwood Barnes ATCS 207 N Fairview Dr Lenoir, NC 28645 828-754-2470; b.4/13/29; d.8/8/2007; Annabelle G. d.11/1999 (*I was one of the plank owners in VAW-12 which was formed from FAETULant Det. 4 I made many short cruises on Jeep carriers, The Siboney 1951, Palau, Mindoro, Cabot and the Wright. Also I made a Med Cruise on the Coral Sea and the Saipan. I entered as an ALAN (radio man) and changed my rate to AT (That is a long story in its self as I held AL3,AT3, AL2 and AT2 rates before the bureau finally got it right. I left VC12 in late January or early February 1951 for Instructor duty in Millington Tenn. At the AT (A) School. Them went to VW# on Guam and flew as Radioman into the Typhoons before returning to instructor duty at the US Naval Officers CIC School at Glynco Ga. Then to AT(B) School. From there to VP5 at Jacksonville, Fl. as electronics shop chief and Leading CPO. From there I got shore duty at Eglin AFB with the Navy Detachment at the climatic hanger. They decommissioned the Navy detachment and it was returned to Patuxent River, but I was transferred to Pensacola Aircraft maintenance to finish my time to retirement on 1 June 1965. During my time in the Navy I became an expert on the APS-20 series radar I took up flying in the 1960's and worked my way up to Airline Transport Pilot MEL with a DC-3 Type rating. I also held an Instrument Instructor rating Aircraft Single Engine in which I held a Commercial pilot rating. I spent one year as Instructor in US Air Force Pilot Training at Selma, AL I took a turn at flying the Air Mail I went back to Electronics in 1973 with the Link Division of the Singer Company and was a field engineer on the F4E and EA6B. I spent 18 months at Whidbey Island on The EA6B flight Simulator and a Total of 5 years on the F4E Flight Simulator in Turkey for the Turkish Air Force When I retired I put my right eye out mowing the yard one month and seven days after retiring. I got my instrument rating and Instrument Instructor rating as well as the ATP MEL with DC3 Type Rating with one eye on a medical wavier.  My wife died Thanksgiving 1999)
  • Gerald Eugene Barney 386 McHenry Valley Rd Almond, NY 14804-9719 607-276-5065 AN 1952 VC-12; b.8/17/32 VT; known deceased; Patricia M. b.1931; d.1991; Dau: Sandra L. Wells
  • Blaine B. Barnhart CS2 1951 b.6/8/27; d.8/30/05 Capitol Heights, MD 
  • Henry L. Barnhart Almond, NY AN 1951 (probably deceased) 
  • David L. Barns Charleston, MS AN 1957 b.2/18/1934; d.2/3/79 
  •  Hubert G. Barr AM2 1951 b.1/24/1926 Beaufort, SC; d.1/12/87 Chocowinity, NC; Margaret Louise (Upton) b.9/25 4738 NC Hywy 33 E Chocowinity, NC 27817 252-946-9433 
  •  Armand L. Barrette 15 Boston Ave Worcester, MA  01604 508-754-6005 AT3 1952-1954 Coral Sea 1953; d.3/25/2011; Virginia T. Mouid d.1998; Dtr: Jo-Ann Clougherty (*Armand L. Barrette, 79, of Worcester, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011 in his home. His loving wife of forty-one years, Virginia T. (Mouid) Barrette, predeceased him in April 1998.  He is survived by his loving family, a daughter, Jo-Ann Clougherty and her husband William Clougherty, Jr. of Worcester and their children, Colleen and Michael; two sons, Edward Barrette of Wilton Manors, Florida and Armand J. Barrette and his wife Noel of Mechanicsburg, PA and their son, Nicholas. Armand is also survived by many members of his extended family including three sisters-in-law, Ruth Mouid, Teresa Kellerman and Marie Plante; many nieces and nephews. Born in Shrewsbury, son of Arthur L. and Cora (Goulet)Barrette, Armand graduated from Worcester Boy’s Trade and served in the Civil Air Patrol. He has lived in Worcester most of his life.  Armand served his nation proudly in the United States Navy, during the Korean Conflict. He was awarded the Navy Occupation Service Medal with European Clasp and a Defense Service Medal. He worked as a Manager for New England Telephone for over twenty years, before retiring in 1989. Armand was a member of the former Saint Margaret Mary Church and upon the suppression of that parish he became an active member of Holy Family (Saint Joseph) Church and the church choir. He was also a member of The Worcester Men of Song and the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA), the Greendale Retired Men’s Club and was a former member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed singing and researching genealogy.)
  • George Ronald Barton 3108 Lanny Ln Panama City, FL 32405 b.2/2/31; d.10/19/06 Olney, IL bur in KS 
  • Samuel A. Basalla 3401 Pleasant Valley Rd Cleveland, OH 44134-3280 440-845-3280 b.1925 LT 1951; Sue b.1925; d.2002
  • LCDR Henry B. (Burt) Bassett 1950 b.10/30/16; d.7/13/07 Tallahassee, FL. Mentioned in Last of the Tin Can Sailors for heroism at the Battle of the Philippine Sea Navy Cross  
  • LT Edward D. Battersby Coral Sea 1955 Went to Yale Medical School after navy, but did not finish b.3/11/22; d.3/8/97 South Hadley, MA; Ann L. (Henderson) Battersby b.1924; d.1994
  • Cecil D. Baughman ATC 28559 Caledonia Rd Weedville, PA 15868-4933 814-787-4567 1949-50 Valley Forge, Philippine Sea, Boxer 1953 pea seed farmer b.2/24/30; d.1/23/14; Lorraine C
  • Charles Baumgardner 526 Waco Rd Kings Mountain, NC 28086-2824 704-739-5938 or toll-free 1-877-860-4200 PIN 518943 AD2 Midway 1955, Tarawa, Intrepid, Bennington 1955-8 He’s wheelchair now with MS; Worked as an undertaker b.9/8/23; d.10/24/2011
  • Richard L. Baynes 18 Crabb Norfolk, NY 13667-4103 315-384-3119 VAW-12 1957-61 AM3 Valley Forge 1958 b.6/11/36; d.1/29/09; Beverly (Wilson) survived by his wife, Beverly, of Norfolk; a son, Thomas and Michele Baynes, East Greenbush; and a daughter, Wanda Williams, of Norfolk. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Rebecca and Justin Williams; a sister, Eileen Robert, of Balston Spa; and two nieces and three nephews.
  • James T. Bayruns AT3 1952 b.11/27/31; d.5/24/2000 Cocoa Beach, FL 32931; Dtr: Melissa Heslop Bayruns, Choate Rosemary Hall 1981 b.1963; d.2008 
  • James V. Beach, Sr 3105 Oakmount Rd Bloomfield, NY 14469 585-657-5463 AN 1954 b.5/31/33; d.2/16/2008; Janet E 
  • James R. Beard 38 Colgate Dr Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 302-644-2898 jrbrehoboth@aol.com (failed) & Myerstown, PA 17067 AA Enterprise 1961-2; b.7/21/42; d.10/4/09; US Army too; Sandra J 
  • Donald A. Beattie 2001 83rd Av N #1170 St Petersburg, FL 33702-3968 727-570-2825 VC-12 d.7/18/05; Ann 
  •   John Dwight Beatty ARVAN Forrestal 1961 b.7/29/43; d.3/30/90 Sonoma, CA
  • Theodore T. Beaulieu AD 2 1956-8 b.10/26/30; d.3/17/02 Monson, MA
  • Emile Arthur Beauparlant ADC 1952 b.8/8/26; d.12/9/99 Old Town, FL (Woonsocket, RI); Esther B. Beauparlant 248 Hywy 19 Trenton, FL 32693 352-542-8884     
  • Roger Edward Bedard Burlington, VT AT3 Lake Champlain 1952 b.11/27/1930; d.10/1975; Son: Dennis James Bedard b.1969; d.2011 
  • Rick Bednarczyk now Richard J. Bednar b.11/16/42; d.10/30/03 1464 Cathys Ln North Wales, PA 19454 215-362-6996 AA Randolph 1961-2 Jennifer b.1943 
  • Ozell Beemon 215 Garden Ln Saginaw, MI 48602 989-791-1530 SD2 Enterprise 1962 b.2/2/1929; d.5/12/2007 Southfield, MI
  • LT(jg) Robert “O” Beeson 8 West Gate Dr Bow, NH 03304 603-228-0312 Bennington 1956-7; Intrepid 1958 Tufts 1953; b.6/15/32; d.1/2/2011; Rosemarie 
  • Donald F. Behrend 8 Wicklow Dr Skaneateles, NY 13152 315-685-6912 AL3 Tarawa 12/1952-7/1953 b.8/30/31; d.7/25/2010; Joan C 
  • Roy S. Belcher 40 Neponset St S Walpole, MA 02071 508-668-2018 Grew up in Topeka Kansas State ’40 XO VC-12 1956  d.9/15/03 age 87; Retired on board USF Constitution 6/30/70 after 30 years. Commanded Torpedo 3, XO USS FDR, CO NAS Bermuda. Hobbies Antique clocks and Naval history of the Civil War Mentioned in Wings of Gold Winter 2003 p. 53: Lorene; Six children Son: Jonathan Belcher 1569 Bronson Rd St Albans, VT 05478.
  • Ronald H. Bell 602 Pipes Rd Ruston, LA 71270-3387 318-768-2440 ATR3 Wasp 1966 b.1946; d.1995 Patricia
  • Connie George Bement 358 Broadway St Tooele, UT 84074 435-882-4737 AA Lake Champlain 1953b.5/28/28; d.3/1/10; JoAnn (Williams) (*Connie George Bement beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on Monday, March 01, 2010.  Connie was born May 28, 1928 in Kanosh Utah, to Seymour Guy and Elvira Bement. He was a aircontroller during the Korean War attached to the USS Lake Champlain, he later married JoAnn Williams on August 10, 1962 where they spent 47 years together. Connie enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time at the cabin in Scofield Utah, and wintering in Yuma, Ariz. Connie survived by wife JoAnn; daughters Kenzie (Mike) Wolverton, Hyrum, Utah and Chris Froschriser (Steve Harvey) Providence, Utah; sons Guy Bement, Tibe Island, Ga. and Terry Bement, Atlanta Ga.; sister Deanne (Val) Utley, West Valley City; grandchildren Austin Wolverton, Kylee Wolverton, Shannon Michelle Bement and many nieces and nephews.)
  • Eugene L. Benczkowski AM2 18 Shore Rd Sparrow’s Point, MD 21219 410-477-3161 AM3 1953 b.6/10/1932; d.5/29/1995; J. Norma Benczkowski; Dtr: Michelle Benczkowski-Miller (Baltimore & Dundalk, MD) Edward R. Bennett 9654 Kings Highway Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 Independence 1960-1 AD3 b.8/2/41; d.2/15/06 NY; Nancy Jane b.1947 c Melissa J. Bennett b.1939 Myrtle Beach 
  • George Grant Bennett 2604 Daisy Dr Brenham, TX 77833 979-830-0455 AN Oriskany 1951 b.3/18/1931; 3/13/13; Ruth Ann (Brown) b.1931; d.1999; Bonnie Jean (Jones) Bennett b.1932; d.2011  (*Born in Houston, Texas, to the late Henry Estus Bennett and Mary Catherine Grant Bennett, and spent his life there. In 1949, he married Ruth Ann Brown and in 1983, they moved to Brenham. In 2000, he married Bonnie Jones. Grant worked in the petroleum industry until his retirement, after which he was an avid musician, remote control modeler, gardener, and member of Brenham's First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Ann, in 1999; second wife, Bonnie Jones, in 2011; and son, William Bennett Sr. in 2004. Survivors include daughters, Cathy Patterson and Annabette Bennett; grandchildren, Rebecca Litton, William Bennett Jr., Leah Edmiston, Daniel Edmiston, and Amanda Patterson; and great-grandchildren, Ashley Treece, Julia Litton, Caleb Treece, William Bennett III, Noah Edmiston, Alexa Litton, and Oliver Bennett)
  • Joseph P. Bennett AD3 1951 b.3/29/31; d.12/18/2010 Oakland, MI
  • LCDR Bruce A. Bennington 2775 Rio Ct Punta Gorda, FL 33950 941-637-7746 Saratoga 1964-5; 1966; JFK Hamilton Standard; b.4/7/37; d.12/20/07; Pauline Bloom b.8/8/35; d.4/30/2003; Dtr: Rebekah R. b.8/1/62; d.7/2/1976 age 13 Both women buried at Arlington Natl Cem.
  • John J. Bentley AA 1954 b.11/22/34; d.2/13/05 Methuen, MA 
  • Robert R. Benton SN 1952 b.9/21/34; d.10/30/2010 Warwick, RI 
  • Richard D. Bergen AT3 1957 Sara 1958 Blackfoot/Sioux Indian b.5/30/35; d.1/21/2009 Minnehaha, SD 
  • Irving Lee Berger Delray Beach, FL & Spring Valley, NY YN2 1953 b.1931; d.4/3/2013; Helene pre-deceased; Dtrs: Robin B. Kurtz & Allyson B. Brenner
  • Nick D. Berger 11393 Pena Way Mira Loma, CA 91752 951-361-2268 AN FDR & Wasp 1967 b.9/30/47; d.9/22/2004 of progressive neurological disease 
  • Richard J. Bergeron ATN3 Randolph 1966 b.11/23/42; d.12/13/96 Swanton, VT
  •  John E. Bergmann 11060 Caravel Cir Fort Myers, FL 33908 & 875 Hunter Dr Roselle IL 60172 630-529-5113 b.1943 ATRAN Enterprise 1961-2   
  • Edgar W. Bernard DK1 1954 b.9/28/29; d.10/30/07 Kenner, LA 
  •  Marion E. Berry AD1 Forrestal 1961 b.3/27/32 SC; d.6/13/04 Luneburg, VT
  • Charles C. Bertels WO-1 5296 Turkington Rd Acme, WA 98220 360-595-2320 Independence 1966-7; VAW-124 d.2004; Dtr: Elizabeth Hainer cyotha@qmail.com
  •   Alfred A. Berube ALC Woonsocket, RI b.6/9/25; d.4/19/95 Cumberland, RI FDR 1954, leading chief, Randolph 1956; VS-42 in 1961
  • S. F. Bestland AN VC-12 b.9/27/29; d.6/2/99 Sonora, CA 95370
  • Lawrence D. Beylard ADJAA Wasp 1966 Gloucester, Danvers, MA b.12/13/46; Killed in automobile accident 5/2/1991; Marjorie E. Beylard b.2/47 11 Prospect Sq Gloucester, MA 01930 978-281-1610    Eugene D. Bissey 117 Arbor Dr Washington, NC 27889 252-946-2513 AT3 Saratoga 1958 Essex 1959 b.10/6/37; d.5/18/06; Brunhilda (Loya)  bhbissey@yahoo.com
  • LCDR Benedict B. Bialy LT Tarawa 1951-2; Wasp; Ticonderoga b.1922; d.1976 of cancer; Bur Arlington Natl Cem;  Doris M. b.12/22/1926 Port Arthur, TX; d.3/30/2010 Virginia Beach. Formerly 2427 Orleans Av Niagara Falls, NY 14303; Sons: Benjamin D. Bialy 4605 Curtiss Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23455-4319 757-464-4750, Michael and Thomas     
  • Richard D. Biggs AN Essex 1961-2 b.9/9/1943 Shavertown, PA; d.9/6/2002
  • Richard Francis Billy 114 Curtis Av Syracuse, NY 13209 AA Essex 1961 b.10/12/1942 Syracuse; d.6/28/89 Conta Costa CO, CA; Barbara J. b.1945 attrib to Ruth M. Billy b.7/1/22; d.6/7/05 and Francis G. Billy b.2/11/14; d.2/3/99   
  • Joseph A. Biondolillo 169 Bowers Av Watertown, NY 13601-4027 315-782-4341 AN Valley Forge 1958 b.3/17/34; d.8/11/04 Piffard, NY  
  • LT Norman R. Birkler 1315 Leyte 1951; 1953-4 b.11/11/22; raised in an orphanage d.12/1985 Zephyrhills, FL D/c issued in NY   
  • Eugene D. Bissey 117 Arbor Dr Washington, NC 27889 252-946-2513 AT3 Saratoga 1958 Essex 1959 b.10/6/37; d.5/18/06; Brunhilda (Loya)  bhbissey@yahoo.com (* Mr. Eugene Bissey, 68, of 117 Arbor Drive, Washington, died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at home.  Mr. Bissey was born in Point Pleasant, N.J., on Oct. 6, 1937. He was the son of the late Joseph Magnus Bissey and Madeline Elizabeth Caggiano Bissey. He was a 1955 graduate of Point Pleasant Beach High School in New Jersey. He served in the Navy. On March 1, 1963, he married the former Brunhilda Loya, who survives. He was a glazier in the art glass manufacturing business and was owner/operator of Bissey Glass Works in New Jersey. He was the recipient of the Melvin Jones National Award from the Point Pleasant Lions Club. He had been a resident of Beaufort County for two years. Survivors include two sons, 1st Sgt. Dean C. Bissey of Fort Bragg and Jason W. Bissey of Point Pleasant, N.J.; two brothers, James Bissey of California and Ward Bissey of Washington and six grandchildren).
  • Edwin A. Blackburn AE3 74 Vine Ln Laurel Springs, NC 28644-8779 336-372-6629 AN Valley Forge 1958 b.7/1/39; d.3/20/08  
  • John F. Blain 517 E Fulton St Stockton, CA 95224-2451 209-463-3747 FDR 1961, Forrestal 1962-3 b.7/13/1937; d.5/5/11; Jean M 
  • Curtis Nelson Blackmore AEAN 1954 b.3/2/33; d.7/29/2001 Kyle TX
  •  LT Frank W. Blake, Jr O-in-C USS Mindoro b.12/12/18; d.4/20/79 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Juanita b.7/26/17; d.10/31/2011 
  •  James F. Blake b.11/21/1933; d.3/22/2006 Williamsburg, VA SA 1952; Son same name Oakton, VA 703-242-3761
  • LCDR Robert L. Blake LT (senior LSO) FDR carqual 1953 b.10/31/23; d.3/7/78 San Jose, CA DFC, Air Medalx4 U.S. Antarctic Expedition Medal ; Virginia Tech & U. West Virginia; Eva Merle (Judy) Blake; Sons: Robert of Phoenix, AZ beblak & Brian.
  • LCDR Charles M. Blanchard b.8/10/19; d.10/16/70 heart disease; Son Richard richblanchard@gmail.com   CAPT Frank Medford Blanchard Virginia Beach, VA LCDR O-in-C Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.1/5/1919; d.10/3/2004 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Eleanor M. b.7/6/1916; d.2/23/2000 d/c in Texas
  • Lewis T. Blanchard LT 1310 b.8/21/1932; d.11/2/2003 Ocala, FL Essex 1962-3; Forrestal 1964 
  • Robert D. (Bob) Blanchard Box 521 (1450 N Clara Av) Deland, FL 32720-2200 386-734-9208 PR2 Enterprise 1963 (Later Saratoga 1977) from WI Freedom USA quality nylon products b.1/30/36; d.1/19/2010 Robert F. Blanchard PRCM 6004 Kingswood Dr Milton, FL 32570 850-623-0286 PR3 Enterprise 1961 62 63 Saratoga 1963-4 from NY; b.8/15/39; d.11/24/2004; Norma 
  • CDR Tom Blanchard Marble, NC d.11/23/03; Lucy 16061 SW 23rd Court Rd Ocala, FL 34473
  • Paul E. Blanchette Forrestal 1960 b.1/21/1940; d.3/18/2011 Woonsocket, RI   
  • John A. Blesch Hillsborough, CA LT(jg) pilot Saratoga 1957; Cornell 1952; d.4/4/91; Son: Fred M. Blesch, DC Fort Collins, CO 970-495-6899 fblesch@yahoo.com  
  • David Edward Bloemendaal 2008 Javelin Ct Virginia Beach, VA 23456 757-471-1298 Forrestal 1966-7 AT1 b.3/29/40; d.8/8/2010; Beatrice
  • Thomas L. Blythe 1473 North Palermo Rd Palermo, ME 04354 207-993-6026 Ticonderoga 1953; Coral Sea 1956; Intrepid 1957 b.10/6/34; d.1/34/2006
  • Ralph W. Bodenhamer 9608 Inlet Rd Norfolk, VA 23503 AMS1 Randolph 1965; b.6/7/1928; d.12/1985; Evelyn b.1929        
  • Anthony J. Bodzioch ADC (pronounce Bo-jack) 88 Seaview Av North Kingstown, RI 02852-6324 401-294-2943 Saratoga 1957 Essex 1958 b.1918 Adams, MA; Joan R. b.1920; Son: Anthony J. b.1960 c Judith lives there now 
  • John F.(Jack) Bojalad 41 Brown St DuBois, PA 15801 814-371-6076 ATN3 Saratoga 1960-61 Human Resource manager Penna Dept of Transportation; b.6/10/40; d.1/4/14; Bernadette “Bonnie” Bogacki Bojalad d.5/7/92
  • LT Joseph P. Boland USN Midway 1952 b.12/31/23; d.9/28/92 E Setauket, NY 
  • CAPT Robert Melvin Bollenbacher 25668 West River Rd Perrysburg, OH 43551 1958-60 O-in-C Valley Forge 1958 d.5/22/2003; Betty (*Abdominal aorta aneurysm surgery complicated post op by cholecystitis/lithiasis, necessarily treated surgically, further complicated by plugged T-tube, bile stasis, pseudomonas septicemia and pneumonia  “Although I haven't seen him in over 40 years, I remember him vividly Great officer, great pilot and most of all, great gentleman” Jim Victor  Got to talking to  Tom Twiggs, who was a VS-36 pilot and LSO, and mentioned the barrier we tangled with in 1958. He told me he was on the platform that time and purposely waved off two S2 so my pilot, Robert Bollenbacher, could make the 75,000 landing on the Valley. You know when you cut that 3350 the plane falls but we just floated to the last deck wire and into the barrier.   Bollie, as he was called, was not only a great O-in-C but an excellent pilot and in the rush to get him in I guess we were a little fast.  Sometimes bad things happen to the wrong people.  His full name was Robert Melvin Bollenbacher and if he wasn’t so well respected the incident would not have happened. –Bill Denn)
  • Peter Rudolph Bondi, Sr AE1 P1 Mt Kisko, NY Essex 1961-2 b.2/1/1930; d.5/15/96 Lake City, FL
  • Normand G. Bonneau ADR3 Saratoga 1961, Normand R. b.1/18/36; d.5/1984 Corpus Christi buried in RI; Doris Bonneau Goliad, TX 361-645-1535 may be widow 
  • Harry F. Boone BTC in 1957 b.8/10/17; d.10/8/04 Orlando, FL
  • Benjamin Saunders Booth, Jr ATC 1957 b.12/11/25; d.10/6/84 Virginia; survived the Bataan Death march  Nancy Gill Booth b.1926; d. 2005; Son: BSB, III 3825 Spirited Cir St Cloud, FL 34772-8240 407-957-5026
  • Robert H. Booth ADEAN 1953 b.2/17/33; d.3/13/98 Plymouth, MA Harold T. Booth ATC Pensacola 1954 b.5/6/23; d.9/8/97 bur in Barrancas Natl Cem; Margaret E. b.1919; d.1974       
  • LCDR Warren M. Boozer 1220 Vista Del Monte Las Cruces, NM 88007 505-523-4486 nmb214@aol.com (failed) LT(jg) Midway 1949; Coral Sea 1948; FDR 1950; retired in Olathe, KS; Plankowner VC-12; b.9/13/1920; d.10/12/2015; m.Nancy Moore Boozer who was a golf coach at Univ. Kansas; Dtr: Beth Boozer champion golfer. Grandson: Chris Buford, is GM of San Antonio Spurs Ronald C. Borden 305 Plymouth St Middleboro, MA 02346 508-947-6948 b.7/32; d.2/23/96 ADEAN 1953; Martha E
  •  Phillip Arden Bordenkircher 1351 N Pleasant Dr Chandler, AZ Unit 1037 85225-6579 480-814-0659 AD3 Intrepid 1955 summer: 1175 Gorge Akron, OH 44310 330-923-7209 Kent State Univ; B.F.Goodrich Co b.1931; d.2/18/2014 Alzheimers; Barbara Maxine b.1931; d.2002; Phyllis A. b.1937
  • CDR Bruce E. Bothwell Saratoga 1958 LT(jg) b.6/16/32; d.1/8/99 &1/15/99 D/c processed through US Embassy, Bern, Switzerland bur Beaufort Natl Cem SC
  •  LCDR Richard J. Botta (originally Bottamini) 217 Prado Dr Daly City, CA AMSC Line chief VAW-12 1965-6 b.12/13/32; d.2/1/2003  Unlikely Richard Anthony Botta 413 Bromley Pl Apt D Wyckoff, NJ 07481-1566 201-848-9001 (This man is MD & gynecologist-confusion!) Patricia K
  • George J. Boucher, Jr ADR3 Enterprise 1962-ADR2 1963 b.8/15/41; d.12/12/94 Burlington, MA Byron Francis “Ron” Boudreaux 11171 Oakwood Dr J 101 Loma Linda, CA 92354 909-478-3944 LT(jg) 1310 Valley Forge 1958; Forrestal 1959; FDR 1961; b.7/14/33; d.6/18/11; Mary A. 8 Brockton Ct whiting, NJ 09759-3264 732-350-1824; Dtr: Jane E. Adametz (Joseph M)
  • Leo A. Bouffard ADCS Pawtucket, RI 02860 Narragansett Indian Randolph 1956-7 b.3/5/29; d.5/15/1988 Swansea, MA AD1 Randolph 1956     
  • Dennis E. Bourn Randolph 1966 b.7/6/46; d.1/18/05 Medford, OR
  • Leonard Rene Bourque, Sr AMS1 Randolph 1963 b.1935; d.10/16/1990 Woonsocket, RI 110 Lege Rd Kaplan, LA 70548-5501 337-643-2254  Unocal 33 yrs b.11/23/1933; d.7/28/2012; Margarite R. (Conner) Bourque    
  • William David Bowen VC-12 TBM pilot 1949-50 b.5/19/24; d.8/21/2001 Downey, ID
  • John G. Bowes AK2 Det 14 b.8/30/28; d.10/26/05 in San Francisco. Formerly 1727 Dylan Dr VABCH 23464 5253 Ashby St NORVA 23502 757-853-4862 b.1929; Margaret    
  • James K. “Jim” Bowlby 3792 Ridgeton-Annapolis Rd Bucyrus, OH 44820 419-562-0032 lbowlby@aol.com AC3 Saratoga 1960-1961-2; d.4/23/2010; Linda (Side saddle enthusiast)     
  • W. C. Bowling AD3 Oriskany 1951 b.10/16/30; d.8/27/02 LaPorte, TX 
  • LT(jg) William M. Bowman NAOC Valley Forge 1958; 1959 Forrestal. A Wm M. Bowman b.10/12/36 d.9/20/95 NC 
  • Melvin Ellsworth Bowser, III Saratoga 1964-5 b.5/19/45; d.5/7/2010 Battle Creek, MI 
  • Billy Gene Boyd AN Forrestal 1957 Essex 1958 b.2/15/39; d.7/31/89 Mullins, SC cancer  
  • Clyde Eugene Boydston 1109 Indian Mound Rd Graham, TX 76450 AMAN 1953 (Farm in Graham, TX auctioned 6/17/2006) b.2/26/33; d.3/20/2011 Olney, TX
  • LCDR James Lee Boyer “The Thin Man” LT Randolph 1962 b.10/7/38; d.4/9/98 Williamson, TX
  • LCDR James E. Boyle O-in-C Saratoga 1957 & 8; Wasp 1958 b.1924; d.1987 abdominal aortic aneurysm; Mary L. Boyle 244 Oakland St Apt B Manchester, CT 06042 860-432-5822; Daughter: Kathleen T. Boyle ktb322@gmail.com or phone 408-771-4268 
  • Wayne E. Boyte 610 Laurel St Beverly, NJ 08010-3416 609-387-3910 BHR 1953 b.7/24/1926; d.6/22/03 bur in VT
  • LCDR Henry G. Bozeman AD3W pilot LT(jg Bennington, 1953-4; 2nd tour LCDR Independence 1960 b.7/30/30; Law practice in GA 1976-96; d.9/20/1996 Dublin GA pancreatic cancer (*Around 1962-1963 my late husband LCDR Henry G. Bozeman spent some time in Norfolk, VA as one of three Navy test pilots for the WF-2. At the end of the test period, they flew 3 of the new "Willie Fudds" back to the base in Rhode Island where they were stationed. As they approached the tower before landing, the guy in the tower told them they looked like a heard of turtles coming in for a landing. They were of course dubbed "Fudd Drivers.” I remember we all had so much fun with that airplane. Grumman gave my husband a model of the WF-2 for his desk... I still have it today. And I am very proud of it. He was known as "# 1 Fudd Driver." I do have a number of pictures of the three coming in for a landing (pictures that the Navy photographers took. They are 8 x 12) Even the pictures of the celebration after they returned. They are packed away, some where.. I would be glad to send you copies of them for your files if you would like. This WF-2 evidently a newer version, than the one pictured here. He was in the VAW-12 squadron, and as I remember I believe that the three test pilots took them on their maiden voyage.. At this point I can't remember the name of the ship that was there at the Naval Base in Rhode Island. I was rather young then and really didn't pay a lot of attention to the particulars. So my dates may be a little off. Both of the other pilots had the first names of John. Just now I can't recall their last names, I believe all were LCDRs. (John Lavra & John Ward-ed) My husband went on to become the youngest flight deck officer in the Navy at that time on the Independence (the guy that took his place got a huge 4 page spread in an important magazine ...Life, or one of those...as the youngest Flight Deck Officer in the Navy. He was several years older than my husband! LOL) and then just before my husband retired he spent a year in Vietnam ...the year was 1969. He retired, became an attorney in Dublin, GA. and in September of 1996 died of pancreatic cancer. I have always felt that his death was due to contact with agent orange when he was landing on tiny air strips in the mountains and jungles of Vietnam. I understand it took years for agent orange to do it's dirty work. I have never approached the Navy about my beliefs...but I am sure there are similar cases if records were checked. My main interest now, is to find out more about the time that my husband was a test pilot for the WF-2 and the first voyage. And get dates that are more valid than my memory for my sons and grandson. And to email anyone that was stationed in Rhode Island or was in the VAW-12 squadron at that time. It was a very large squadron... and a great bunch of people were involved with the working of that squadron. You can reach me at flyjo@bellsouth.net   Joanne Bozeman (Wall) 173 Trinity Road Dublin, Georgia 3102)
  • Robert J. Brackett AT1 FDR 1966-7 b.9/22/25; d.8/5/03 Woonsocket, RI   
  •  LCDR Alfred E. Bradford 570 Dugualla Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277-5716 (no mail receptacle) 360-675-8125 AM1–LCDR (LDO) b.5/16/44; d.10/24/05 King County, WA 
  •  Wayne Alan Bradford, Sr 1050 Saybrook Harbour Pasadena, MD 21122-6532 b.10/6/45; d.4/1/05 VAW-12 1966 Wasp; Diane F
  •   Frank C. Bradley 3804 Seymour Rd Jackson, MI 49201-8881 517-764-0987; b.8/25/1930; d.9/7/2012;  VC-12 Saipan 1950; Dorothy M. b.1941
  • CDR John H. Brady, Jr. 2416 Country Club Blvd Orange Park, FL 32073 904-272-0187; Deceased March 1997 after playing golf He was hanging on to a tree leaning way over to retrieve a ball when the tree broke and he fell breaking his neck. He died 5 weeks later. There is a memorial golf tournament in his honor yearly in January at Deerwood Country Club in Jacksonville LCDR O-in-C Independence 1962-3 Son: John III egbife@aol.com
  • CDR Francis Leo (Red) Brady, Jr. LT O-in-C Coral Sea 1951 b.6/6/19; d.7/30/1986 Point Loma, Calif bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem; Son: paul.v.brady@boeing.com
  • Robert John Bragg, Jr. AMHCA Essex 1961 b.3/31/22; d.4/1/2001 Fort Pierce, FL Garland
  • Garland Branch Independence 1961 & 1962 b.10/23/40; d.12/78 Keithville, LA 318-925-2878
  • Walter Leslie “Johnny” Branch, Sr 161 High Point Rd Richmond, VA 23238-6118 804-784-5630 b.6/4/1936; d.12/24/10 Henrico, VA Midway 1955; Anne Iseman Branch
  • Arthur D. Brannan AMAN Ticonderoga 1953; Intrepid 1955 b.10/29/32 Lake Orion, MI; d.2/11/03 Sacramento CA  
  • Curtis E. Branscum 8915 Bent Grass Loop E Southaven, MS 38671 662-280-4396 ADR3 Randolph 1963 b.4/25/41; d.11/24/06; Patricia Ann
  • George M. Brantley ADR1 Saratoga 1961-2 b.8/1925; d.2002 West Warwick, RI D/c issued in Georgia
  • Stanley P. Bratek 39 Van Peyma Rd Hamburg, NY 14075 716-648-0077 Ticonderoga 1953-5; 1955-6; Lake Champlain 1954-5 radiated for Prostate Ca 2004 d.1/14/2014; Joan L (Augustniak); Children: Charles (Lynn), Judith (Thomas) Gregoire, Teresa (Philip) Gonser, Mary (Joseph) Solowski, Jennifer (Patrick) Schneider; Jamie Ann Bratek (deceased)
  •  Peter F. Brauchler ATN2 Randolph 1966 b.5/8/44; d.9/86 Round Top, NY
  •  Henry W. Bravo ADC Ticonderoga 1953 Largo, FL b.11/14/21; d.10/2/01
  • John B. Brazell, Jr AN 1953 b.7/25/32; d.5/13/98 Roanoke, AL
  • Robert A. (Bob) Breunig 4 Rainbow Ln Lindenhurst, NY 11757-6632 Lake Champlain 1953; b.2/10/1930; d.5/28/2008    
  • Robert H. Brickey 1950s b.6/24/21; d.3/31/2003 Nashua, NH; Son, same name 6 Jordan Rd Windham, NH 03807-2201 603-893-0962; Annette G rockpondnh@aol.com
  • Jerome A. Bridenbaugh ALC 1950 b.1/19/1916 Dayton, OH; d.6/1980                
  • James L. Briggs 325 Riverside Dr Mount Union, PA 17066 814-542-2839 AA Enterprise 1961 & 1962 b.5/28/41; d.12/8/08; Donna (Sellers)  
  • Joseph P. Briguglio ADC VC-12 1951 b.3/6/20; d.9/4/08 Port St Lucie, FL (MA) Professional golfer and a golf course pro superintendent with Tri County Country Club in Buena Vista, GA; Joan; Son: John Briguglio Daughter: Donna Merchant; Step-son: David Bergendal; Step-daughters: Pamela Geldart and Joan White  
  • John F. Brock, Jr. ADR2 Kenhorst, PA Intrepid 1955; Bennington 1956 b.7/24/33; d.1/22/2008
  • James C. Brodie AKC 1954 b.11/6/1919; d.8/16/1978 bur Arlington Natl Cem
  • Theodore Hamilton Brodie Box H (100 Humphreys Lane) Duxbury, MA 02332 781-934-5610 LT(jg) 1953-6 hamilbro@aol.com; Robin Work: President, New England Insulation 55 North St Canton, MA 02021 617-828-6600 (* I joined the Squadron out of CIC School Glenview, IL in late 1953 and remained until the spring of 1956 as an NAOC; In 1997 I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma; I am not in remission, but well under control thanks to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Duxbury EXNAVOS meets three times a year. Lived in Duxbury, MA and Ocean Reef Key Largo, FL. Theodore Hamilton Brodie, CEO and owner of Canton based New England Insulation Company for 50 years, died peacefully Sunday morning September 12, 2010 after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma. Born in 1929 to the late Martha and Theodore E. Brodie of Brookline MA, Ted lived in Brookline, Minneapolis, and Pembroke, before settling in Duxbury in the 1950’s. A respected contractor committed to the welfare of his employees and the insulation and carpenters unions of his industry, he was awarded the Cushing Gavin Award in 1995 by The Labor Guild for excellence in labor management. Ted served as president of the National Insulation Association (NIA), and received the NIA Man of Year Award in 1988. He served as Trustee of the New England Carpenters Benefit Funds and the Insulators Local 6 Benefit Funds for many years. A graduate of Tabor Academy in 1946 and Bowdoin College in 1952, Ted was a student of history and his personal library is a testament to life-long learning. He endowed the Bowdoin Brodie Family Scholarship Award to help middle class students since 1970, the Bowdoin Brodie Family Annual Education Lecture and a Tabor Academy Scholarship. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Bowdoin College. Ted joined the Navy in 1953 and attended the Naval Officer Candidate School, completing service as a LTJG Naval Air Observer (NAOC) in 1956. As a member of the Duxbury Yacht Club, the New York Yacht Club, and The Blue Water Sailing Club, friends will remember Ted as an avid sailor aboard his sailboat Unite. Ted contributed to the Duxbury community as an elected School Board Member, a member of the Finance Committee, a Deacon at Pilgrim Church, and a Free Mason. He supported many local organizations including the Duxbury Bay Maritime School. He was first married to the late Judith Swanson Harrison in Duxbury in 1953. As an entrepreneur, Ted was known for his intelligence and ability to negotiate. He was member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), World Presidents Organization, Chief Executive Organization (CEO) and was active in the local chapter of the New England 49’ers for many years. Ted leaves his beloved wife of 32 years Robin G. Brodie of Duxbury and Ocean Reef Key Largo, FL. and his sister Carol Auriema and her husband Carlos, of Staten Island, NY. He leaves his children, Glenn Brodie and his wife Linda Brodie of Duxbury, MA, Karen Brodie Doyle of Wayne, PA, Beth Brodie of Burlington, VT, Mark Brodie and his wife Margot Brodie of Hingham, MA, and Blake Underhill and his wife Maria Underhill, of Dover, MA.)
  • Louis G. Brody 30 Barnes St Providence, RI 02906 SA Coral Sea 1955 b.11/19/1933; d.5/4/07 East Greenwich, RI 
  • Arthur G. Broll, Jr. 15 Sail Point Ln Key Largo, FL 33037-3769 305-367-4344 & Radnor, PA ENS NAOC 1956-8 Forrestal 1956-7; Intrepid 1958, Yale 1955 b.1933; d.2/16/2012 Parkinson’s Disease; Nancy (Tompkins.) (* Arthur G. Broll Jr., 79, of Radnor, an innovative businessman and former chairman of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Wilmington and South Jersey, died Thursday, Feb. 16, of Parkinson's disease at Bryn Mawr Terrace. In 1958, after serving in the Navy, Mr. Broll joined the bottling business his father, Arthur, had established in 1935. As president of the Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Association from 1976 to 1978, Mr. Broll organized bottlers to lobby Congress to protect their franchise rights. In 1980, the Federal Soft Drink Interbrand Competition Act was signed into law, allowing soft-drink companies to allocate exclusive distribution areas for their bottlers. In 1985, Mr. Broll cofounded Santa Fe Associates, comprising owners of bottling companies in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Mr. Broll also established a co-op, Penn Chesapeake, to purchase supplies. He and Melvin R. Korn acquired Geographic Marketing Group to provide marketing services to independent Pepsi bottlers in regional groups. Mr. Broll grew up in Margate, N.J., and graduated from the Lawrenceville School. He earned a bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1955. From 1955 to 1958, he served in the Navy aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, and he was aboard the aircraft carrier Forrestal on its maiden voyage. After retiring in 1992, Mr. Broll enjoyed winters at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., and summers in Nantucket, Mass., where he was a member of the Sankaty Head and Nantucket Golf Clubs and the Great Harbor Yacht Club. He led an effort to protect beach erosion in Siasconset on Nantucket, said a son, David. Since 1955 he had been married to Nancy Tompkins Broll. They met when she spent a weekend at Yale. "She thought he looked like Montgomery Clift," their son said, "and he thought she looked like Doris Day." Eight years ago, Mr. Broll and his wife founded the Tompkins-Broll Family Foundation to serve people in need in the Philadelphia region. In addition to his wife and son, Mr. Broll is survived by daughters Carolyn and Julie; sons Dan and Geoff; 14 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter)
  • Arthur L. Brooks, Jr LeMay, MO AT3 1951 b.11/2/25; d.8/21/07; Nelda Jean b.1932; d.1995   
  • William P. Brooks ATC Wasp 1966, Essex 1967 b.4/18/38; d.3/26/08 Kinston, NC
  • Larry F. Brotherton AX3 FDR 1965-6 10803 Buckeye Rd Festus, MO 63028-2998 636-789-9881 b.5/8/1945; d.8/29/99; Louise
  • CDR Alfred E. Brown O-in-C Coral Sea 1952; FDR carqual 1953 b.7/11/1919 Maine; d.8/1/1988 Pensacola
  • Carl Brown, Jr. 74 of Flynn Terrace, RI, a retired police captain and former Town Council president, died Sept 11, 2003 in Warwick He was the husband of Sylvia F. Brown, married for 52 years b.Falkville, AL, he had lived in West Warwick since 1950. He was a member of the American Legion. He received an associate's degree in 1972 and a bachelor's degree in 1975, both from Salve Regina College, Newport, RI, and graduated from the FBI Academy, in Quantico, VA, in 1979 He began his career in law enforcement as a patrolman in West Warwick, and later was employed by the Coventry Police Department, became captain before retiring in 1988 In his retirement, he became active in local politics. He represented Ward 2 on the West Warwick Town Council from 1996 to 2002, and for the last two years, was the council president Founder of the Coventry Police Athletic League A former baseball player with the Quonset Flyers, nicknamed "Rabbit" Tarawa 1952. 
  • Charles D. Brown 8585 Dakota Av Denver, CO 80226-3078 LT(jg) FDR 1957 b.7/23/30; d.1/20/07 Littleton, CO –lived in Castle Rock, CO c Jane, Maria, & Lawanna; Bur in NM
  • Gerald E. “Jerry” Brown AK3 402 West Union East Bridgewater, MA 02333 508-378-7590 Randolph 1961-1963 b.1/19/43; d.4/9/98; Sophie S
  • Leo Leslie Brown Waco, TX AE2 1951 b.4/13/25; d.12/14/73  
  • Richard Francis Brown CWO4 San Diego, CA AA Coral Sea 1955 b.9/6/37; d.3/23/95 
  • Ronald G. Brown ATN3 Houston, TX Wasp 1958 AN b.10/13/39; d.5/9/94 
  • Roy R. Brown 10937 5th St NE Minneapolis b.6/10/1948; d.11/27/2008; Also Anoka, Andover, Circle Pines, Ham Lake, Blaine, MN & Havre, MT Played hockey for U. Minnesota; father owned bars & clubs in Minneapolis; Gentlemen’s Night Out (see also Randy Morgan); Trudy b.1953; d.2005
  • Edward H. Browne 2627 S Hobson St #65 Philadelphia, PA 19142 AE2 Lake Champlain 1953 b.1/1932; Virginia C. b.7/1920; d.10/20/2010;Virginia A (Rickerson); Roberta (William Lewis) Hellmig, Judith A. (Robert) Maloney & Catherine (Charles) Wood
  • LT Sammie Lee Bruce survived McLuckie’s aborted cat shot on USS Palau AT1 3/20/50 later WO1 b.10/6/14; d.5/14/76 Alamo, Tenn; Rose (Colvett) b.1912; d.2014   
  •  Terry Ray Brugman 1919 W 10th St Spencer, IA 51301 712-580-4579 AN 1958 b.1/17/1938; d.7/25/2012 (*Terry Ray Brugman, the son of Karl and Eva (Olhausen) Brugman, was born January 17, 1938 in Webb, Iowa. He was the 8th child of ten children. He was raised on a farm near Sioux Rapids, IA, where he received his education, graduating from Sioux Rapids High School. He entered the military and served with the US Navy from 1956 until his honorable discharge in 1959. After his service to his country, he moved to South Dakota, where he worked in insurance sales for four years and later worked for the SD State Highway Department for two years. Terry worked for Armour Meats for 14 years in Huron, SD. and Twin Cities area. He continued his career in the meat brokerage business, working for Tri Meats for the last 13 years until his passing. He moved to Spencer in 2001, where he resided until the time of his death. Terry was a member of the Moose Lodge and the VFW. His biggest passions were golf and spending time with his grandchildren. Terry passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the age of 74. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: James, Keith and Karl Brugman; two sisters-in-law; Marcy and Marilyn and brothers-in-law; Gene Scheiber and Bill Williams. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Kyle (Rose) Brugman of Algoquin, IL.; his daughter, Shelly (Joseph) Eisenreich-Ubalde of Olathe, KS; three grandchildren: Katie Rose Browne, Amanda Ellen Eisenreich and Evan Robert Eisenreich; his siblings: Darrell Brugman of Spencer, IA, Wayne (Elizabeth) Brugman of Sun City, AZ, Donna Scheiber of Spencer, IA, Patricia Williams of San Jose, CA, Ronald (Sheila) Brugman of Mesa, AZ and Connie (Ken) Scogland of Boulder, CO; two sisters-in-law; Beverly Brugman of Scottsdale, AZ and Janice Brugman of West Union, IA and many relatives and friends.)
  •  LCDR Herman S. Brumme, Jr ENS pilot 1948-9 Plankowner VC-12 Houston, Texas b.9/30/25 Cincinnati, OH; d.8/10,/2005. He served as a pilot in the Navy from 1943-1947 and continued in the Naval Reserves until 1979. Herman received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University in 1952. In 1954, he began a twenty-five year career with Grumman Aerospace in New York. Herman moved to Houston in 1980. He enjoyed a second career as a substitute teacher. He volunteered to entertain the young and the sick as Sailor the Clown. Son: Herman S. Brumme, III 1315 Indian Hawthorne Ct Houston, TX 77094-2815
  • Zygmund J. Brunisifski CS3 1952 Avoca, PA b.11/1/28; d.11/1987 Pittston, PA
  • Donald A. Bruwier AD3 Ticonderoga 1953 b.1/14/31; d.7/8/92 Macomb, MI 
  • William C. Buchanan AN 1954 b.6/26/36; d.11/11/1998 Tulsa, OK
  • Harry J. Buckley AKC 1958 8 Bengal Rd South Weymouth, MA 02190 781-335-4725 b.8/19/1917; d.3
  • B. D. Buckman YN3 1951; Annejane Mae Buckman b.1929 Huntingdon Valley, PA c Bruce A. b.1945 & Gloria J. Buckman 405 Pheasant Dr Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006-3047 215-947-3060 
  • Clifton R. Buckner 1009 Hillcrest Dr Sparta, IL 62286-1013 618-443-2702 ADR3 Wasp 1960-1 b.3/3/38; d.9/24/07 age 69 
  • CAPT George Alexander Buckowski 95-1030 Ainamakua Dr Apt H Miliani Town, Oahu, HI 96781-4302 LCDR O-in-C Oriskany 1951; b.7/26/20; d.7/13/2012 bur Natl Cem of the Pacific
  • DFC Mrs. Stella P. Buckowski, 80, of Aiea, Hawaii, d.5/1997 in the Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii. Prior to retiring, she was employed as a registered nurse. Born in Rhode Island, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Zebleckes. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Jan of Chehalis, WA and George J. of 6 George St Central Port Elizabeth, South Africa geodel@agnet.co.za
  • LT(jg) John Otto Buerger pilot 0374195/1325 FDR carqual 1953; Coral Sea 1953; b.1/27/27 Wisconsin; d.1/23/84 Santa Clara, CA 
  • Jerry Lynn Bullard CAPT 5214 Pale Moon Pensacola, FL 32507-8719 850-492-1083 LT(jg) 1957-1960; Essex 1958, Wasp 1960, LSO 58-60 VS-29, VS 41 CO Training Squadron SIX; Univ. Oklahoma b.1/4/1933; d.3/19/2016; Helen Janet (deceased); Children: Charlotte Faye b.Cumberland Co, NC 1/20/59, Vicki  Meritorius Service medal (Jerry Bullard, 83, of Pensacola, FL passed away on March 19, 2016. Jerry was a star athlete in football and basketball at Norman High School in Norman, OK. While attending the University of Oklahoma, he met Helen Janet McGalliard of Ardmore. Following graduation with a bachelor degree in business administration and a commission as an ensign in the U.S. Navy, Jerry and Janet were married in 1955. Jerry began flight training in Pensacola and received his wings in 1956. His first of 13 carrier deployments lasted 13 months, as the USS Essex was sent to help manage crises in Lebanon and then Formosa (Taiwan). His career spanned tours to Vietnam, Meridian, MS, San Diego, Guantanamo, and the Pentagon. He retired in 1979 after serving on the staff of the Chief of Education and Training at NAS Pensacola Helen Janet (McGalliard) Bullard passed away on Saturday, March 20th, 2010 from complications of congestive heart failure. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Nicholas A. McGalliard. She is survived by her loving husband, Jerry; sisters, Glorianne Chapman of Ardmore, OK, and Judith C. Nelson of Wichita, KS; five Godchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Janet was born on October 1, 1934, to Bessie B. and William A. McGalliard. Janet was a beautiful child and adult, blessed with innumerable talents. She was involved in many events and activities and surrounded herself with interesting friends and coworkers. She was a journalism student and cheerleader at Oklahoma State University. She left school early and returned to Ardmore, OK to assume the position of Society Editor for the Daily Ardmoreite newspaper. She met Jerry L. Bullard during this time, and they became engaged to be married upon his graduation from the University of Oklahoma. Jerry and Janet were married on June 11, 1955, and he was commissioned an ensign in the United States Navy. They proceeded to Pensacola, FL, where Jerry began flight training and a 28 year tour of duty. Janet was always active in some way in nearly every event around her. While Jerry was on cruise in the Mediterranean Sea, she was working at Ardmore Air Force Base in her home town and was crowned its beauty queen. She was the first newspaper correspondent to fly with the Blue Angels Demonstration Team. She continued to accept jobs in the naval establishment, as the Executive Secretary to the Commandant Fleet Training Support Pacific, Secretary to the Commandant Support Services at Guantanamo Bay, and Executive Secretary to the President of First Virginia Bank Shares Corporation. Janet was a self-taught musician and played the piano, the accordion, violin, and was the lead in the Banjo Band at the Naval Air Station in Meridian, MS. While Jerry was stationed aboard Air Antisubmarine Squadron 12 aboard NAS Quonset Point, RI, Janet took up the game of golf. For years she was content to maintain a high handicap, until a local professional golfer took her under his wing saying he was tired of watching her failed attempts at the ball. In less than one year she began shooting scores in the mid-high seventies. She outplayed 90% of the men in Jerry's group and began what was a long period of winning numerous tournament championships throughout the local area. She was the artist who drew most of the Disney characters on display for "Storybook Lane" in the private yards at Perdido Bay Resort during the Christmas holiday season. She was a gourmet cook and amassed dozens of loose leaf books with five star recipes in all categories of cooking delights. Janet was active in the Methodist Church and, until illness drained her energy, was interested in learning to play the organ for services. She remained cheerful to everyone and was devoted to her beloved husband throughout their 55 years of marriage)
  • Rex D. Bullard, Jr ADC 208 W Walnut Av Foley, AL 36535-2314 251-943-4891 1955-9 AD2 yet was a radar controller too. b.1932 & had a stroke; d.3/12/2013; Lake Champlain det AT1 1957; 28 years in the navy VAW-12 Norva; Abbie Yvonne b.1939; d.2009; Dtr: Laura Noel Lopez 
  • Michael W. Burcham AME3 Saratoga 1966; America 1967; b.7/9/44; d.10/25/02 Lebanon, IN cancer 
  • Edward R. Burfield AD1 1954 b.5/24/24; d.4/12/91 Washington, DC 
  • Thomas J. Burgdorf ALC 13 Prospect Dr Huntington NY 11746-2920 631-271-0795 Ticonderoga 1953 & 1955; Intrepid 1955 b.2/25/1922; d.10/20/2011; Jean A b.1926; d.2012 
  • Louis Irving Burke, Jr. 409 Fulton Av Villa Park, IL 60181 AA Essex 1961 b.12/31/42; d.7/1976 (L.I.B. Sr b.1919; d.Villa Park, Illinois 2001 E. C. Burkhart ALC 1953 b.9/22/24; d.7/11/00 San Diego d/c issued in OK
  • E. C. Burkhart ALC 1953 b.9/22/24; d.7/11/00 San Diego d/c issued in OK 
  • LCDR Russell Oliver Burnham Saunder2town, RI 1405 Gilbert Stuart Rd Saunderstown, RI 02874-2803 401-294-0825) O-in-C Coral Sea 1956; Leyte 1957; b.1/23/30; d.8/20/00; 
  • Karena Paul M. Burr AT2 1954 b.6/17/27; d.7/23/96 Yarmouth, ME LT(jg) 
  • Lloyd E. Burris 17353 County Rd #64 Loxley, AL 36551-5609 251-964-5149 LT(jg) 1952-1955 Wasp 1953; b.1/17/29; d.12/30/08 cancer
  • Joan A Silas E. Burris ACC 5194 Canton Rd NW Carrollton, OH 44615-9015 330-863-2702 AA Saratoga 1959 ATC tower chief, Master mason, b.11/17/38; d.9/17/13; Joyce burrisjoy@aol.com; 4 children, 5 grandchildren
  • CDR Daniel C. Burton 1009A Temon St Hendersonville, NC 28739 828-697-2931 Midway 1953 Midway 1953 b.1918; Lillian Veronica Burton 2515 Golfview Cir Fenton, MI 48430-9624   
  • LCDR Daniel C. Burton 1009A Temon St Hendersonville, NC 28739 828-697-2931 Midway 1953 b.11/21/1918; d;10/22/2006 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Lillian Veronica Burton 2515 Golfview Cir Fenton, MI 48430-9624  
  • Dale Hammonds Burus b.1937; d.2003 Houmas, LA 
  • LT Lowell Edwin Bush (LDO) 2214 W Sanford St Arlington, TX 76012-4913 817-860-6123 LT Intrepid 1958-9; Independence 1960 b.1924; d.1/30/2010    Lowell was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He had an exceptionally fulfilling life with his wife Harriet of 65 years. Lowell served in the United States Navy for 25 years after serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam and later retired as a civilian from the Dallas Police Department after 21 years of service. Survivors: Wife, Harriet Young Bush; son, David Bush and wife, Kim, of Granbury; grandsons, Michael and Joseph Bush; sister, Bonnie Miers of Oklahoma (I am Harriet E. Bush, wife of Lowell E. Bush who passed away January 30, 2010 from multiorgan failure and Septic Shock. He had been in better health until this occurred. He was in the Hospital about 2 months but just couldn't make it. We were married 65 years this March 24th 2010.)           
  • Archie J. Bussells ATC 3605 Rendale Dr N Jacksonville, FL 32210-5125 904-772-1958 VC-12 Saipan 1950 b.5/2/1922; d.1/5/13; Pearl V; Sons: Walter (Dee) & Bill   
  • Walter E. Butcher AS1 5 Harrington Rd North Kingstown, RI 02852-2061 401-884-1408 webutch@webtv.net ADR2 on Essex 1961-2 d.11/7/2012 cancer
  • June Leon Kermit Butler, Jr Kasilof, AK AT1 Randolph 1965; b.7/9/40; d.7/22/02  Carlsbad Medical Center in Carlsbad, N.M. internment was held in Wallace, N.C. (Mr. Butler was born July 9, 1940, in Bladen County, N.C., the son of Leon Butler Sr. and Jessie Rayfield Butler. He married Eleanor Cavanaugh in Dillon, S.C., and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served for 10 years. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving for 11 years. During that time he attended flight school. He was promoted to captain and served as a pilot in the U.S. Army, arriving in Alaska in 1975. He retired in 1980. Mr. Butler was a commercial pilot for a short time after his retirement from the Army. He then was accepted by the FAA as an air traffic controller until he retired in 2001.  Mr. Butler is survived by his wife, Eleanor Butler of Kasilof; son and daughter-in-law, Leon ''Kit'' III and Chantel Butler of Peters Creek; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Joseph Howell of Valdez; and grandchildren, Jonathaniel and Jasmine Butler, and Michael, Gene, and Jacob Howell. Quinn-McGowen)
  • James N. Byrne AZCA 2201 Old Field Rd Columbia, SC 29223-3839 Randolph 1965; Herta U. Byrne b.8/3/28; d.7/2/05 Richland, SC

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  • James H. Cable Johnson City, TN AN-AO3 1952 b.2/27/33; d.12/7/04 Elizabethton, TN 
  • Justo L. Cabuhat TN 1959 b 5/33; d.10/15/98 in the Philippines  
  • Huston L. Cadle Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV 24910 AN Essex 1959, Lake Champlain 1960-1 b.12/10/34; d.2/1984 
  • Edward J. Cadorette 18 Town Farm Rd Pembroke, MA 02359-2905 781-293-7661 cadorettee@verizon.net Saratoga 1961-2 AE2 b.4/28/38; d.9/15/2015; Patricia L. (Jones) (Edward J. Cadorette, age 77, of Pembroke, died Saturday September 19th at his home. He was the devoted husband of Patricia L. (Jones) Cadorette. Loving father of Bruce Cadorette and his wife Theresa of Duxbury, Brian Cadorette and his wife Janine of Plymouth, Susan Ferro and her husband Denis of Plymouth, step-father of Donna Pendexter and her husband Chris of Plymouth, Darlene Savage of Pembroke, and the late Denise Savage. Edward was also the brother of Dennis Cadorette and his wife Diane of Edgewater FL, and the late Alan P. Cadorette, as the well as the grandfather of 18, and great grandfather of 10. Born on April 25, 1938 in Plymouth MA, son of the late Ewdard Homer and Ambellina (Ferri) Cadorette. Edward served in the United States Navy, and went on to make his career as a Lineman for Comm Electric, retiring at 55. He was a member of the Benevolent Order of Elks, and the Cold Spring Club. Edward enjoyed boating, fishing, and spending time with his family.)
  • CDR Edward F. Caffrey edcaffrey@comcast.net Commodore 24 AUG 91-19 NOV 92 108 Jessica Meadows Dr Reading, PA 19606 610-939-9341 b.9/2/48; d.3/6/2012 bur at Arlington Natl Cem; Rosemary 
  • Earl J. Cain, Jr SA 1952 b.4/15/30; d.12/20/96 Warrington, PA 
  • Norman R. Caisse 909 Swamp Rd Coventry, CT 06238-1458 860-242-8130 AD3 1951; b.10/27/32; d.7/1976; Cynthia P
  • CDR Benjamin F. Caldwell Bayou Lillian, AL 36549  1955-6 b.6/17/09; d.12/10/64 Pensacola, bur Barrancas Natl Cem. Wife Emily was taken to hospital 12/10/64. When son got home from fishing his Packard was left at fish camp, so he took her VW bug and crashed it on the way to see her (Gene Forsht knew him well); Emily b.6/2/1911; d.6/6/04; Dtr: Marilyn Caldwell Badessa m.badessa@att.net
  • Marvin L. Callaway ATCS 768 Penny Morris Rd Baxley, GA 31513-6341 912-367-0567 AT Independence 1965; b.8/20/40; d.10/17/2015; Brenda K 
  • Armand P. Camaioni 486 Old Grantham Rd Goldsboro, NC 27530-8518 919-735-7442  FDR 1966-7 b.5/27/44; d.1/21/2011; Danny Grady Construction Co; Dolly Jo (Gurganus) 
  • Joseph F. Campany PO Box 193 Lowville, NY 13367-0193 315-301-4006 Enterprise 1964 b.5/6/41; d.12/26/2011 (Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Mike Herzog of Mattydale, Donna and Kevin Helms of Marshville, NC, Tammi and Carmen Carr of Syracuse; his mother, Martha Campany of Lowville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Rodney and Carolyn Campany of Concord, NC, Lynn and Gail Campany of Lake Bonaparte)
  • Alleyne R. Campbell AE3 1951 b.6/30/30; d.5/12/04 Vincentown, NJ; Mildred M. Skorski Campbell b.1932 Coventry, RI; d.1/25/03 Willingboro, NJ LT(jg) 
  • Charles Norman Campbell Beverly, NJ b.8/17/32; d.1/1/1959 Intrepid 1958; Forrestal 1959
  •  LT Cletus L. Campbell 1310 Catharpin, VA VAW-12 to VAW 121 3/1967 b.10/26/38; d.10/21/89 bur in Georgia 
  • John R. Campbell AMC Enterprise 1961-2-3; FDR 1966 then VAW-121 (Friend of Meyn) d.9/06 Blairsville, PA; Dorothy
  •  Kyle W. Campbell AA FDR 1967 b.6/21/1948; d.3/24/1968 Ramsey, MN 
  • Thomas Pierce Campbell Willoughby, OH & Stuart, FL AM2 Independence 1960-1 Cleveland State U.; b.8/25/36 Berlin, NH; d.2/27/13 Euclid, OH 
  • CAPT William (Bill) Campbell 17 E Wedgewood Glen The Woodlands, TX 77381 281-363-0236 ENS 1948-50 Kearsarge 1951 with Roy Isaman, Bill Marshall, Bob Kerr, Bob Smith, Maloney, Osborne PLANKOWNER in VC-12; CIC Officer of two carriers, Shangri-La & Independence; Commanding Officer of Tacron 22. Navigator of the Boxer; Attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces; Did a tour of duty with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in D.C. Worked directly with ADM Zumwalt, CNO, in planning the Navy's participation in the Son Tay prison rescue attempt. Following the planning, briefed CINCPAC, COMSEVENTHFLT, and CTF 77 concerning the Navy's responsibilities in the operation. Member of the Son Tay Raid Association; law practice at age 53; d.11/2010 bladder cancer; Anna
  • Fernando (NMI) Cancel, Jr ATN3 Essex 1964 b.12/14/38; d.5/15/94 Calverton, NY 
  • Richard R. Capewell Oyster Bay, NY b.10/9/27; d.8/2/2000 E Norwich, L.I. NY 
  • CDR Edward Shannon Caple, Jr Cuesta Nursing Home  149 Grant St Mountainview, CA 94040 650-694-7730 LT pilot VC-12 Wright 1951; b.7/12/1921; d.6/13/2011 Carson City, Nevada; d/c issued in ID (Born July 12, 1921 in Spokane, Washington, Edward was married to Jane L. Herrick in 1949 and they were together until her passing in 1999. Edward and Jane had four daughters, five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Edward was an Eagle Scout and enlisted in the Navy in 1939. He later received an appointment and graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis in 1945. A naval aviator, Edward retired in 1965 at Moffett Field, California. He had many hobbies including fishing and hunting.  Edward will be laid to rest alongside his wife, Jane, and daughter Patricia at Arlington National Cemetery.)
  • LT Carl M. Capps, Jr. 1956 b.11/11/24; d.2/26/90 Oklahoma City; worked for Lear 13 yrs after retirement & army Corps of engineers; Christie miller  
  • Jesse M. Card ADJ1 b.9/5/29 Lakeville, IL; d.11/1980 Essex 1961-2 
  • Fred L. Cardwell ATCS Leading chief Randolph 1960-62; b.12/13/23; d.1/30/1989 Fairfield, CA colon cancer bur: Memphis, TN; Son: Ernest in Winchester, VA 
  • CDR Ernest Gordon Carlburg 10239 S 175th Ave Goodyear AZ 85338 623-386-3277 1961-4 Enterprise 1962; Randolph 1964 Retired Fm Lufthansa; b.11/8/36; d.10/7/04 Cancer; Sonia
  • LCDR Richard Rees Carlson Albuquerque, NM AT2 Leyte 1950-1, Bon Homme Richard 1952 Air medal  b.7/23/23; d.12/30/13; Mildred (LCDR Richard Rees Carlson, U.S. NAVY (RET.), age 90, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013. Richard was born on July 23, 1923 in Cleveland, OH. Richard is survived by his wife, Mildred, daughter, Karen, son, Arne, step-daughter, Linda and many extended family members. A World War II veteran and retired naval officer, he was an honorable man)
  • Kenneth Charles Carman 1485 Kinderhook Rd Chittenango, NY 13037 315-687-6553 PRAN-PR3 Wasp 1961; b.1943; d.8/2008 sarcoma; Bertha (Scofield); Children: Julie (Jin) Quinn, Kimberly, Brian, Ryan (Kenneth C. Carman, 66, of Chittenango, NY passed away at home on Saturday with family by his side.  Born in Canastota, NY, Ken attended Chittenango High School before entering the United States Navy at age 17. Ken owned and operated Ken Carman Sales Corp in Chittenango for 30 years. He was a Committeeperson for the Town of Sullivan and Madison County Republican Committee and a member of the Town of Sullivan Assessment Review Board. Ken's close friend, Jack Hegarty of Jackman, ME writes: Ken proudly served his nation in the US Navy. He attended the Navy Class "A" Parachute Riggers School in Lakehurst, NJ. Before graduating, he had to pack his own parachute and jump with it. Ken was 17 years old at the time. He was ordered to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron VAW12 and later VAW33 home ported at the Quonset Point Naval Air Station in RI.  Ken sailed many of the seas in the world while serving onboard different aircraft carriers, the USS Lake Champlain CVS-39, which recovered our nations first astronaut Alan Shepard, the USS Intrepid CVS-11, which is now a memorial in NY City, and the USS WASP CVS-18. Ken was onboard the USS Essex CVS-9 when, for the first time in Naval History, an aircraft carrier was converted from a CVS Anti Submarine Carrier to a CVA Attack Carrier while at sea. All anti sub aircrafts departed the ship and a fighter squadron flew aboard and the task force was deployed on a Top Secret Mission to support the invasion force at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba, 1961. Recently, Ken was notified that he was eligible for the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. Ken's duties involved maintaining and instructing in the use of all the survival equipment onboard. When off duty, Ken could be found in the Squadron Ready Room where he often showed movies to his shipmates. His presence and keen sense of humor had a calming effect on all during tense times on long cruises. Ken will be sadly missed by his shipmates and by all those who knew him.)
  • Jordan A. Carp 1 Woodmere Rd Framingham, MA 01701 508-877-7197  ENS SC VC-12 1953-4 b.4/14/1930; d.4/4/2007. ( “You would get a secret notice in your mail box that you were to be the Duty Spook for the next month. The idea was to try to slip into the squadron area undetected and plant a red tag on some piece of equipment. When it was Jordan's turn he dressed up in flannel shirt and cap and with a tool box approached the sentry around midnight telling him that there had been a report that the phone in Captain Rigg’s office was out of order and that he had come to fix it. The sentry took him to the duty officer and the duty officer got the key and let him in. He put the red tag on Riggs' telephone and left telling the duty officer that the phone was fixed. In the morning Capt. Rigg was not happy.”)
  • Larry D. Carpenter ATW3 Randolph 1965 b.9/22/44; d.1/21/94 Lake Co, IN 
  • William F. Carrier AN 1958 b.7/22/38; d.8/1/02 Baltimore, MD 
  • Joe Fowler  “Stick” Carroll, Jr 1708 Shuler Rd ElDorado, AR 71730 870-862-8707; ACW3 FDR & Wasp 1958, Wasp 1959, Randolph 1960, Valley Forge 60 b.3/10/40; d.5/15/2015; Joann A.; Dtr: Marian Berejian Gig Harbor, WA fopc@comcast.net 
  •  Porter W. Carswell 508 E Bryan St Savannah, GA 31401 912-234-3252 Contacted by Nettles in 2004; Lived in historical district of Savannah; Was a college graduate who enlisted rather than be drafted b.6/25/33; d.6/5/05
  • Elmer J. Carter, Jr ALC 1954 b.3/12/20; d.2/13/03 Bowie, MD Everett Augustus Carter 7 Gammon Rd Turner, ME 04282-3834 207-225-3909 AT3 Ticonderoga 1953-55 Intrepid 1955 b.1930; d.2014 
  • Eugene D. Case Enterprise 1961-2 ATN3 b.8/30/1940; d.2/20/03 Calhoun, MI 
  • Joseph (n) Casella ADC Greenwich Av Warwick, RI leading chief Ticonderoga 1953 d.4/30/13; Frances A (Woodward) b.1920; d.2010 (JOSEPH CASELLA, 91, formerly of Greenwich Ave., Warwick passed away on April 30, 2013 at the Westview Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Frances E. (Woodard) Casella. Born in Athol, MA, he was a son of the late Joseph and Angelina (Masiello) Casella. Joseph proudly served his Country in time of peace and War. After 20 years of Naval service, he retired as an Aircraft Maintenance Chief Petty Officer. In peacetime, he served aboard the light cruiser USS Helena and the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga. During WWII, Joseph served throughout the South Pacific. He was a life member of the DAV. He was the father of Robert Labor of Louisiana, Gail Carney of West Warwick, Jo-Ann Casella of Warwick, and Nancy Scialla of Cranston; brother of Mary Snyder of Warwick; grandfather of seven; great-grandfather of four.)
  • Rev. Harvey Lee Cason, Sr. 1520 Academy Av Dublin, GA 31021 478-275-0505 ATR3 1962 b.6/14/1946; d.9/13/1996 
  • William B. “Bill” Cason Brunswick, GA Randolph 1965 ATW3 b.8/17/43; d.10/12/09 Rockford, IL d/c issued in Georgia 
  • Pasquale Rosario “Pat” Castellucci, Jr 7309 NW 96th Av Fort Lauderdale, FL 33321 b.9/27/34; d.817/15; Kathleen D. (Hillerman) b.9/6/33; d.2/6/10 Fort Lauderdale AN 1952-55; c Patrick D. & Diane Castellucci; his father came fm Italy to Portland, ME 6 Brushwood Rd Asheville, NC 28804-1107 
  • Charles H. Caswell Bridgeton, ME ATAN 1952-4 b.2/25/22; d.4/1987 Royalton, VT  CAPT Alexander Young Cathro LT Randolph 1963 b.9/11/30; d.3/8/88 NY bur Arlington Natl Cem; Son: Alexander Y. Cathro, Jr Corinth, TX b.1956; Kimberly 
  • John P. Cavanaugh Box 1 Marlborough, CT 06447 860-295-0558 b.12/19/28; d.8/21/2001 Hartford, CT Coral Sea 1955 
  • John E. (Buddy) Cawthorn 3356 Downeast Ln Windermere, FL 34786-8303 407-876-1431 b.1930 Coral Sea 1950; Leyte 1951 TCU ScM Engineering b.9/11/30; d.9/20/4; Betty R.; Children Sherry, David, Benna, Tama
  • Walter K. Cawvey AN Valley Forge 1958 b.7/3/30; d.4/5/95 Jefferson, MO 
  • Roy Newton Cederberg ADR2 Plainfield, NJ One of the three Bees with Carlson and Schwan; Leyte cruise 1950 Later ships’ company on Leyte b.5/20/29; d.2/20/95 Pensacola, d/c issued in NJ bur Barrancas Natl Cem; Virginia L. b.1926; d.1994; Nancy Howe 
  • Anthony L. Cedrone 25 Reservoir Rd Pembroke, MA 02359 AEMAN Wasp 1958-9 b.8/5/36; d.9/8/96 
  • John J. Center ASCS AM1 1953 b.2/15/30; d.3/15/95 Essex Jct, VT 
  • CAPT Richard L. Centner CDR XO VC-12 1951, designated naval aviator 1938 NAVCAD b.2/18/1914 El Paso; d.10/8/2007 Tucson 
  • John R. Cetanyan ALC Essex 1958 b.8/15/21; d.10/15/88 Gulfport, MS D/c issued in Iowa  Edmonds, WA 
  • John "Barry" Chaisson Fresno, CA Wasp 1967-8 b.4/18/38 Buffalo, NY; d.8/7/10 cancer; Mary; 8 sons, 11 daughtersCAPT 
  • Raymond E. Chamberlain 1755 Independence Av Melbourne, FL 32940-6847 321-255-6774 O-in-C VAW-12 Forrestal detachment 1962; COMCAEWW-11 1968-70 Summers: 5535 Hubbard Lake Rd Spruce, MI 48762 989-972-3134 b.1925; d.5/6/2015; Patricia (Weigand) b.1922; d.6/22/2012; Dtr: Sandra schamber77@earthlink.net 
  • William M. Chambliss LT Leyte 1951 b.3/4/21; d.3/24/04 Maitland, FL Capt Norman D. "Bud" Champlin Chula Vista, CA 1949 LCDR  b.1/6/1919 Michigan; d.6/6/2008 San Diego bur Arlington Natl Cem; Geri, 1973 m.Emilie (Giffels) b.1921 
  • Foster Denny Chandler 1128 Jefferson St Ridley Park, PA 19078 AN 1961 b.8/18/1939; d.7/15/1995 
  • LCDR John W. Chapman Belair Dr Walla Walla, WA Independence 1965 pilot b.9/29/24; d.6/30/06; Mary Belle b.1/21/16; d.10/1/2009; Dtr: Linda Karen 
  • Kenneth Eugene Chapman 3117 Cedar Ln Lafayette, IN 47905-3966 765-449-1940 AN Intrepid 1966 b.5/48; died 2010; Patricia A 
  • Charles L. Chappell AD2 FDR 1953 lived in Maitland, FL b.7/31/31; d.9/6/98 Ehrenberg, AZ
  • Lewis E. Charles 959 Carter Rd Winter Garden, FL 34787-4148 b.1/32; d.2009 AKAN 1951 no det; Shirley A 
  • Robert C.“Bob” Cheney Naples, FL AD3 b.1/10/33; d.12/30/2010 Not Robt D. Cheney 1180 Sunbird Av Marco Island, FL 34145 239-394-4719 AK1 USS Bataan LPH-5 in 2008 mammacheney@msn.com 
  • Desmond E. (Don) Cherry 746 Armistice Blvd Pawtucket, RI 02861 401-726-2177 AD1 Forrestal 1957-8 b.5/6/26; d.7/31/06; Dorothy L. (Carr) Cherry; 2 sons: Robert E. and Jeffrey J. Cherry both of Pawtucket. 1 sister Rita Carter of Pawtucket and his Companion, Ellen Martin of Warwick 
  • Clyde V. Childress ADCS Forrestal 1966 (man, same name 1905-1940 Gypsy, OKLA no listed son with this name tho) 
  • LT James Olin Chiles pilot VC-12 1948-9 Plankowner VC-12 b.1924 Lakeland, FL; d.7/28/49 poliomyelitis at Bethesda Hospital; bur Arlington Natl Cem; Dorothy Ruth Lindenmayer Chiles CVA 1999 d.8/2/2001; Dtrs: Diana & Charlene 
  • Jack W. Chinn AT3 1953 b.2/25/31; d.4/15/94 Palo Alto, California
  •  William David Chism ADR1 19 Meadow Ln Thurmont, MD 21788-1737 ADR2 Det 14 Saratoga 1962; Enterprise 1961-3; b.12/10/34 Many LA; d.7/2/12 Mechanicsville, MD; Nancy Loretta Son: William David Chism & Kathryn M. b.1961
  • LCDR (LDO) William H. P. Chownes electronics maintenance officer 1953 b.8/7/1916; d.7/1990 Orangeburg, NY; Mary T 
  • Roland P. Christenson ATC Forrestal 1966 b.1/20/1936; d.7/14/96 Anoka, MN & Minneapolis, MN 
  • Wm W. Christianson 7345 Pioneers Blvd Lincoln, NE 68506-4693 402-483-5821 Lake Champlain 1961 b.1924; d.1979 age 54; Dorothy T. Christianson Lincoln, NE b.1924 
  • Robert Eugene Christie SN Randolph 1964-5 b.2/6/44; d.12/14/02 Portland, OR bur Santa Fe Natl Cem, NM Not b.Nov 1946 306 Kenwood Dr Moorestown, NJ 08057-3409 856-235-0122; Myrtle J now c Michael J. Saris (David E, Karen J, Susan) Not 3615 SW 24th Ln SW Delray Beach, FL 33445-6682 1965 Margaret G  
  • Dolph A. (Tony) Ciango AMS2 1560 Foeller Dr Green Bay, WI 54302 920-406-0482 1959-1961 Forrestal AKF9TF ham radio call; b.1/7/41; d.10/19/2011; Helen Marie (Peterson)  
  • LCDR Boleslaus Cieslinski Jacksonville, FL b.12/26/16; d.4/1977 DeFuniak Springs, FL; son: Ralph T. Cieslinski AMT1 USCG ralph.t.cieslinski@uscg.mil Cell  251-421-2195 
  • Ocus Mark Clay 2337 Highway 270E Mount Ida, AR 71957 870-867-2951 AT3 Midway 1952-3; goes by Mark; b.11/26/31; d.5/4/2011; Veda Lois (Bradshaw) b.1931; d.1994; children: Karen b. & d. 1958; Steven Mark b.1959; d.1986
  • Harold J. Clark ADAN 1953 b.5/16/35; d.1/2/11 Seattle 
  • Roy Clifton Clements AD1 Wasp 1959, 1961 To VAW-33 in 1961 b.9/11/19; d.5/27/92 Covington City, VA; Katherine 
  • LCDR Robert Homer Clemmons Dallas, TX 75141 LT(jg) 1948 VC-12 former enlisted pilot b.11/25/24; Blue Island, Ill; d.1/23/2010 (FL Enlisted: 12/4/41 Chicago, Ill Ratings: Seaman, AMM3, AMM2, NAP1  Grades: Ens, Ltjg, Lt, Lcdr Discharged:  8/10/65  Date/Schools/Bases/Squadrons/Aircrft 1941  NTC Great Lakes, 1942 AMM School/Navy Pier Chicago Navy Gunners School/NAS Jacksonville, Fl  Radar School/Va Beach,Va 1943 NAS Norfolk/ VP209 Crewman Accepted for Flt Training Pre-Flight Indoc/Natchouches, La 1944 Carrier Weapons Training/Lafayette, La/J3 Cub 1944  Univ. of Georgia/Pre-Flight school 1945 Primary Training/NAS Memphis/N2S NAS Cabanis/SNJ NAS Chase/Beeville, TX/SBD 8 Aug 1945 Winged/ NAS Corpus Christi, TX Oct 1945 Commissioned ENS NAS Opelika/F4U Carrier Quals/NAS Cecil/F4U 1946 USS Ranger/VBF-23, VF-23/VF-42 NAAS Oceana/USS Midway/TBM-3 1948 CIC school VC-12 50-52 NAAS Corry Field/ Instructor Pilot 1954 USS Benningto Post Grad School Monterey, Ca 1955 Tulane Univ 1956  Recruiting/ Chicago 1957 NAS Pax River/VW-2/R7V Instructor RNAS Malta NAS Sigonella 1960 COMFIBGRU 2/ Little Creek, Va Staff Aviator and pilot for ADM McCain 62-65 NAS Key West/Station Pilot/C-45,C54,C117 Retired 8/1/65)
  • Addison W. Closson, Jr. 23 Masconomo St Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944 978-526-1873 LT(jg) NAOC 1956-9 Leyte 1957-8 Harvard ’54 Addison W. Closson Adhesive Textiles 8B Church St Manchester, MA 01930-3511 978-526-9047 FAX 978-52609147 awcat@msn.com d.4/2009; Fay; Larry Closson 603 828 6118 
  • CDR Paul A. “Skip” Coari 601 Drexel Dr Grapevine, TX 76051 817-481-7491 LCDR 1960 Intrepid; O-in-C Forrestal 1961; Legally blind b.6/26/24; d.3/23/14; Pronounce “Corry”; Kathryn (Horak) b.1931; d.12/7/2006 (LCDR Paul A. Coari of Corpus Christi passed away on March 23, 2014 at the age of 89. He was born on June 26, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois. He served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1963 earning several awards including: Distinguished Flying Cross, 3 Air Medals, Navy Unit Commendation, Korean Service medal, U.N. Service Medal, Navy Occupation, National Defense Service medal, American Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, WWII Victory medal and Philippine Liberation. Paul A. Coari is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Katherine Horak; son, Paul F. Coari. He is survived by his son, William (Bill) Coari of Corpus Christi.)
  • George H. Cobb, Jr. 961 N Hywy A1A Lot 300 Jupiter, FL 33477-4576 AK3 1953 b.4/31 
  • Charles Rayford Cochrane ADJC b.7/11/33; d.4/13/2010 Hertford, NC America 1967 
  • CDR James H. Cochrane MI in Norfolk LCDR O-in-C Saratoga 1966; Later Air Ops on Forrestal, CO VT-27 b.3/8/30; d.12/12/81 bur Arlington Natl Cem 
  • CDR John A. Coffey 610 Wade Ave Horsham, PA 19044-1507 215-643-7574 jcpapausa@verizon.net Intrepid 1964; Independence 1963-1965 NFO b.8/18/1930; d.11/2/09; Carol
  •  LT(jg) Edwin Barclay Coggan NAOC 1961 b.1/24/36; d.12/12/02 Atlanta GA; Jane 
  • William Cogswell, Jr. 400 W Central Ave Apt #604 Wichita, KS 67203-4000 316-264-3059 b.6/4/37; d.5/6/2007 d/c in Okla
  • CDR Robert Alexander Cole USNR 346 Shore Rd Ashville, AL 35953-7433 205-594-5249 VC-12 1950  b.2/23; Artelia M. Cole 2032 Stouts Rd Apt E Birmingham, AL 35234-1751
  • Robert Ernest Cole ADR1 FDR 1961 Enterprise 1961 b.7/28/25; d.12/23/81 Deer Lodge, MT 
  • Marvin Eugene Collentine, MD Otolarygologist 345 Red Rock Rd Unit A Durango, CO 81301-9027 970-259-9782 & Davenport, IA flight surgeon 1959-62 Quonset Brief cruise on FDR Graduated 1957, University of Iowa School of Medicine b.12/22/32; d.10/16/05; Verlena Y. Collentine 
  •  Robert J. Colley 5900 Capitol Dr Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 850-932-7394 Enterprise 1961 b.11/20/1943; d.12/17/00 d/c issued in MI 
  • Billy Jack Collins AVCM b.7/3/26 Denmark, KY; d.6/10/02 Hughesville, MO Calfrey N. Collins, III AT1 Saratoga 1966; became Warrant officer b.12/8/38; d.12/20/97 Florida 
  • Daniel J. Collins AE3 Randolph 1965 b.1945; d.1/15/02 Staten Island or d.1/6/68 Alameda, CA 
  • Michael Anthony Colotti Box 2036 (42 Old Bay Rd) Newcastle, NH 03854-2036 603-431-8050 Saratoga 1961 ATN3 Lighthouse consulting, LLC; d.9/21/2009 Lymphoma; Catherine; Daughter M. Colotti in Hampton, NH 603-926-9086; Son: Vince Colotti 2 Casey Circle Nashua, NH 03063 H: 603-595-0327 W: 603-647-6323 C: 603-566-6736 vcolotti@comcast.net (New Castle – Michael A. Colotti, 67, of New Castle, died Monday, September 21, 2009 at his home after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. He was b.5/25/1942 in Lynn, MA a son of the late Antonio C. and Virginia (LaScola) Colotti. He was raised in Peabody, MA and was a graduate of Peabody High School with the Class of 1959 and later from Merrimac College in Andover, MA.  He was a veteran serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis with the US Navy aboard the USS Saratoga and later the USS Essex. Mr. Colotti started his employment after his graduation from Merrimac College as an electrical engineer with Sylvania in Danvers, MA and retired in 1997 after 30 years of service as Vice President of Osram Sylvania/Sylvania Lighting Services and continued on as a consultant.  He also started his own business in the lighting industry that continues today. He resided in Hampstead for nearly 20 years and then in Hampton before making his home in New Castle in 1998 where he served the town on the planning board and as an avid golfer was a longtime member of Wentworth By The Sea Country Club.  He was a communicant of Corpus Christi Parish in Portsmouth, an avid follower of the Boston sports teams and was a devoted and beloved husband, father and grandfather. He would have shared 44 years of marriage on September 26th with his wife and best friend Catherine A. (Henshon) Colotti. In addition to his wife, family members include his daughter, Michele Colotti Williams and her husband Keith and their children, Zachary, Alexis, Mason and Michael all of Hampton, his son, Michael J. Colotti and his wife Kim and their children, Cara and Michael Jr. of Londonderry, his brother, Harold Vince Colotti and his wife Ann Marie of Nashua, his mother in law, Dorothy M. Henshon, his niece Kimberly nephew Christopher and many cousins and friends.)
  • Henry J. Colyar AMC Saratoga 1961 b.8/15/25; d.5/1971 Philadelphia; son: 16 Erica Dr Langhorne, PA 19047 FAX 215-750-9750  
  • Emery Carl Combs 5441 Brindle Ridge Rd Brodhead, KY 40409-8454 606-758-8741 AA Coral Sea 1955 a U.S. Navy Veteran and retiree of St. Joseph Hospital b.1/24/1936; d.10/15/2012; Maudell 
  • Robert D. Comer AMH1 Saratoga 1966 b.3/27/31; d.6/4/04 Terre Haute, IN bur in Anut, MO 
  • Larry Clarence Comstock AK3 1961 b.3/23/1940; d.5/30/86 VA; d/c issued in PA 
  • LT Dean Edward Conard 1425 Muir Ln Burnsville, MN 55337 LT(jg) 1315 America 1965-6, Saratoga 1967; b.6/1937; d.3/10/05 St Paul, MN; Darlene K. b.9/40; d.2009 
  • Ronald Duane Conard 1637 Walnut St Coshocton, OH 43812-2241 740-622-4379 ADR1 Forrestal 1962-3; FDR 1966-7-8 b.1934; d.9/23/2012; Susan K. b.1938 
  • CAPT Thomas W. Conboy LT Forrestal 1958; O-in-C of Valley Forge 1959 USNA 1954, b.3/29/32; d.6/7/91 in Vienna, VA with an MI while jogging; Betty L. Conboy 9087 Wexford Dr Vienna, VA 22182-2152 703-938-9816 Bettylinnc@aol.com 
  • CDR Bernard Condor 1950-1 Valley Forge & Philippine Sea; LT Boxer 1953; later to VC-11 b.7/7/21; d.4/30/1981 in Pensacola bur Barrancas Natl Cem 
  • CAPT James E. “Jim” Connerton CCAEWW 82-84 VAW-11; CO VAW-125 507 Stonington Rd Stonington, CT 06378 860-535-1093 b.7/25/37; d.11/6/06 Newport, RI; Ann (Cragan) (Captain James E. Connerton, Jr. USN, (ret) of Stonington, CT died on November 6 at his home. Formerly of McLean and Arlington, VA, he was born in 1937 to James and Christina (Mulligan) Connerton in Newport, RI. He was a graduate of Rogers High School, the University of Rhode Island and the U. S. Naval Post Graduate School. He married Anne Cragan at St. Mary Church in Stonington, CT in 1959.  He had a distinguished 30-year career as a naval flight officer. As a member of Navy squadron VW-11 based in Argentia, Newfoundland, he flew the extension of the distant early warning line. In Dahlgren, VA he worked with the hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance at the Naval Weapons Laboratory. He made two combat deployments to Viet Nam with Airborne Early Warning Squadron-113 aboard USS CONSTELLATION and then served at the Navy Acceptance Office at Grumman Aircraft Corp. As Flag Secretary on the ASW Group 2 and 4 Staffs, he served aboard USS WASP and USS INTREPID. At the US Naval Academy, he taught electrical engineering, then commanded the Airborne Early Warning Squadron-125 aboard USS JOHN F. KENNEDY. He was the Executive Assistant to the Commander, Naval Electronics Systems Command and served as Commander, Airborne Early Warning Wing 12. He directed the Atlantic Fleet Command Center and served a final tour at the Naval Air Systems Command in Washington, DC.  After retirement from the Navy in 1988, he was employed by the Veda Corporation (later Veridian) as a senior engineer. He was a communicant at St. Mary Church in Stonington, CT and he belonged to the Wadawanuck Club and the Army and Navy Club. He enjoyed sailing, the latest technology and photography.)
  • CDR Edward J. Connolley 952 Flexer Ave Allentown, PA 18103-3662 610-435-7638 Hornet 1956; later VAW-11 b.1933; d.5/26/14; Joan C. b.193 (Connolley, Edward J.Edward J. Connolley, 80, of Salisbury Township, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Joan ( Christie ) Connolley for 58 years. Born in Danville, PA, he was the son of the late James P. and Margaret ( Gerringer ) Connolley. Ed earned a BS degree in Education from Bloomsburg University and a Master's Degree in Education from Lehigh University. He was a retired Navy Commander and had proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a flight officer on the USS Hornet)
  • Robert Anna Conroy AA 1954 PRAN Hornet 1955 d.2007 47 Chesterfield Av Warwick, RI 02889-3631 401-739-1417 prior in Cranston, Altmar, NY & Punta Gorda, FL; Susan M 
  • Frank (Francis) J. Conte YNC fm Philadelphia 1963 (Carlman friend) Personnel chief 1966 b.11/9/31; d.11/29/05 Hernando, FL bur in NJ 
  • Charles Andrew Conville Haleyville, AL 35565 205-486-8485 AN Randolph 1966, Wasp 1967 11 CO VAW-125 1977-8; fireman after the navy d.5/5/2004; Sandra
  • LT Robert Emmett Conway 133 Greencrest Dr Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904-543-0213 0363 LT(jg) Saratoga 1959, 60 & 61-2 Delta pilot b.1/31/36 Omaha; d.6/19/06 Lewy body disease; Mary Alice "Penny"; Son: same name abxav8r@nycap.rr.com Robert (Kimberly) Conway, David (Elizabeth) Conway and Christopher Conway; daughters, Anne (Neil) Larsen and Melissa (Tony) Hartman; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Myles, Patrick, and Daniel Conway, Sarah, Derek, and Ryan Larsen, Clare, Madeline and Mary Alice Hartman; sisters, Mary Ellen (Allan) Huber and Julie (Denny) Wise; brother, James (Mary Lou) Conway; sister-in-law, Judy (Bob) Lonergan
  • CDR Gary D. Cook 14525 Wildgrove Rd Poway, CA 92064 First trap 1964 VF community 720 carrier landings 1st VP Valle de Oro Bank La Mesa, CA 619-667-8609 Texas A&I; San Diego; Elizabeth 
  • Frederic C. Coolen PRC Saratoga 1961-2 b.12/15/1918; d.3/11/99 Quincy, MA 
  • Michael S. Coon Jackpot, NV 89825 Essex 1966; America 1966-7 VAW-122 b.7/24/48; d.2/6/01 CA bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem 
  • CAPT Estill Allen  “Al” Cooper, Jr 103 Clearbrook Landing Yorktown, VA 23692 757-898-3006 estillcooper@cox.net LT(jg) Essex 1958; Randolph 1959; 2nd tour Randolph 1963 LCDR; b.9/27/33; d.6/8//2012; Sharon Eileen Cooper (Estill Allen Cooper, Jr., 78, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012 in Newport News, Va. He was a native of Thor, Ky. and resident of Yorktown, Va. for 18 years. Allen was a Naval Aviator for 21 1/2 years and retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain. He was a Vietnam Era Vet. and graduate of Berea College, Berea, Ky. with a degree in Biology. He was also a member of the Hawkeye Association. Captain Cooper was designated a Naval Aviator March 1, 1957. He served with the VAW-12, NAS Quonset Point, R.I., NAS Norfolk; RVAW-120 NAS, and VAW 125, Norfolk. Carrier service includes USS Essex, USS Randolph, USS Independence, C.O. VAW 125 E-2 Hawkeye Squadron, aboard the USS John F. Kennedy; and as the Executive Officer of the USS Guadalcanal. He worked with the CNO in Naval Air Warfare (OP-05) and Armed Forces Staff College Instructor retiring in November, 1982. He was preceded in death by his parents, Estill A. Cooper, Sr., and Hazel P. Simer Cooper. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Eileen Cooper; daughter, Alana Kay Cooper; three sons, Phillip Edward Cooper, Estill Allen Cooper, III, Erin Lee Cooper; stepson, Clark L. Kinney; two sisters, Minnetta Alice Cooper, Ann Cooper Shaw; one nephew, Paul J. Temple.)
  • LT(jg) Gary O. Cooper 900 N Liberty St Nicholls, GA 912-345-2963 1958 Valley Forge b.8/23/32; d.11/15/2003 
  • CAPT Robert L. Cooper 94166 Eleventh St Gold Beach, OR 97444 Forrestal 1962-3 San Jose State 1315 fm 1952 VA pilot b.6/9/25; d.8/31/2001; Kathleen lived in Alzheimers Unit 
  • David George Copeland AMEC Fruit Heights, Utah AME3 1962 USN 20 years, Unisys b.4/26/44; d.6/22/91 Salt Lake City; Carma Christensen Copeland 404 N 1025 E Layton, UT 84040-4035 801-544-1199William D. Corcoran AT1 Atlantic Beach, FL Saratoga 1959 b.9/20/38; d.3/1/96 
  • Richard Thomas Cordner ATCS 1832 Broadfield Rd Norfolk, VA 23503 757-583-0540 AT1 Randolph 1966 b.11/28/1938; d.14/2013; Edith Marie (Norfolk - Richard "Dick" Thomas Cordner, 74, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2013. Born in Sparta, WI, son of the late Thomas and Esther Cordner. He was the beloved husband for 53 years to Edith Marie Cordner; loving father of David (Sylvia) Cordner, Sandra (Ralph) Davis, Timothy (Michele) Cordner, and Jonathan (Lisa) Cordner, grandfather of Jessica, Kasey and Richard Cordner, Lexi, and Rachel Davis and Rebecca, Ashley and Meghan Cordner; brother of Margaret Erickson, Helen Tomlin, Elizabeth Berckman, Emma Loeffelholtz, Robert Cordner, and Thomas H. Cordner, Jr; also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Dick lived to serve God, his family and his country. He was a founding member of Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served faithfully in many capacities. He was an electronics technician in the US Navy & retired after 24 years as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. Dick then continued his trade in private industry until 2011)
  • Anthony Cordova, Jr. AMH3 (From Texas) d.5/1/1969 MVA Same day that he was separated from active duty
  • CAPT Sheldon L. Corner 325 Susan Constant Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757-428-1731 Injured in severe accident; O-in-C; Randolph 1965; then CO RVAW 120 1967-68 then COMCAEWW-12 1967-9 (A pilot in the Mariner Miracle-VA-75); b.1924; d.11/6/08; June (d.1949); Nancy; son: Richard Corner 909 Windsor Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757- 428-7662 rscorneraia@cox.net  Son: Stephen.corner.CTR@fcom.mil Steve Corner LCDR USN Ret Cubic Defense Applications,Inc. Joint Support Team (JST/ISB) Joint Warfighting Center, United States Joint Forces Command 116 Lakeview Parkway, Suffolk Virginia 23435-2697 (757) 203-6116/-7958; DSN 668-6116/-7958; Fax: (757) 203-7031 stephen.corner@hq.jfcom.smil.mil;2 stephen.corner@jfcom.mil (I was skipper of RVAW-120 and wing commander having relieved Joe Pariseau not too long after VAW-12 moved to Norfolk from Quonset Point and just as the E-2 was being introduced to the fleet. It was kinda like when the army was requesting funds for three new Curtiss bi-planes. Calvin Coolidge's response was "Why don't we just buy one and let the aviators take turns flying it." It was an exciting time playing musical chairs with the somewhat primitive black boxes. We wrote a pretty good syllabus for the E-2 and kept sending squadrons to Viet Nam. I was fortunate to have great people to work with: Chuck Berthe, Jack Larison, Dave Layton, Billy Lovett, and my close friend Len Oden who was an illustrious member of the community, being one of the first to become an admiral. Hal Bernsen was one of us and later distinguished himself during Desert Storm and made Rear Admiral. I was also delighted to learn from Walt Miesse that Jim Mulligan was at the last reunion and had been a member of the AEW community early in his career. Lu Hill, the first skipper of VAW 123 died about 3 years ago. He and I flew together. He had 123 aboard the Forrestal when they had that horrendous fire as they were getting ready, to launch their first strike against North Viet Nam.Ted Newark was the first skipper of VAW-122. He died in 2003. While on a mission over the seas near North Viet Nam and climbing through heavy rain he had a double flame out. He was at 24,000 feet so had some time to coax relights on both engines and proceed with his mission. Of such stuff are the AEW airmen made of. I'm sorry I can't take a more active role in the community. I don't get around too well any more. The injuries of that crash you alluded to are catching up on me, I'm afraid. I was shooting touch and gos in an F9F-8 at JTTU in Olathe Kansas when I had a flame-out right after take off at 300 feet. I had just completed War College and was on my way to being XO of an A-4 squadron. Was able to get back to duty and flying after a year recovering Thereafter I was Flag Sec, on COMFAIRJAX staff; then Air Boss on the FDR; then a tour on COMNAVAIRLANT staff then to CO of RVAW-120 and COMCARAEW Wing-12; went from there to being CO of CHIKASKIA (A beat up oiler} which we de-commissioned then got command of USS TOLOVANA over in WESPAC supporting operations off the coast of Viet Nam. She was an equally disgraceful oiler which we called the "Leaky-T"; Final Tour was as CO FAETULANT Retired Aug 31, 1974. Sheldon Larry Corner, a retired U. S. Navy Captain, a long-time Virginia Beach resident, and at one time its former Chief Deputy Treasurer, died Thursday, November 6, 2008, at his home. “Shel,” to all his friends, was b.7/14/1924, in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, the only child of Mary Perry and Edward V. Corner. He spent his childhood in Far Rockaway, on Long Island, New York. He married June Hildreth of Newton, Massachusetts, on August 27, 1949, and she preceded him in death after 51 happy years of marriage. He is now survived by his loving second wife, Nancy; and his children and their families: Steve, Saundra, Rex, Bailey, and Scott; Laurel Anne; and Richard, Kim, Meredith and Augie. After high school, Sheldon attended the Cooper Union and its Nerken School of Engineering in New York, for a year, and then enlisted in the Navy under the World War II V-5 Officer Training Program and was ordered into Naval Aviation – becoming a designated Naval Aviator in 1944. Over the years, he would fly nearly everything with a propeller – from C-45 Bugsmashers, to Curtiss Helldivers, to AD “Spads”, to E-2 Hawkeyes, and even Navy blimps. And in so doing, he became one of the Navy’s better-known unreconstructed prop guys. Following a stint as a “plowback” flight instructor, he entered the light attack pipeline and served tours in VA-34 (nee VB-3) at NAS OCEANA, 1946 to 1948, and later in VA-75, then on the west coast. He deployed to the Far East, and also became very well acquainted with the Med over the years.  While a Lieutenant, he attended the University of California and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Government, as a Magna Cum Laude graduate. Later tours of duty in Jacksonville, Florida, and at NAS Guantanamo Bay with the Fleet Training Group, were followed by orders to graduate school at the Naval War College. Some years after that, he also received a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University. Sheldon’s Naval career was decidedly rearranged in 1959 when, after returning to Virginia Beach and during jet transition training, he had to perform a crash landing in Olathe, Kansas. He required several months to recover from serious injuries, but he eventually fought his way back into flight status, and he subsequently served a tour onboard USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT as Air Boss. His return to Virginia Beach – again – after that was enduring.  At NAS NORFOLK he became the first Commander of Air Wing TWENTY, the Atlantic Fleet’s Airborne Early Warning wing, and concurrently the first commanding officer of RVAW-120, the wing’s Fleet Replacement Training Squadron.  He commanded two ships, and he had a major shore command, based in Norfolk but with detachments throughout the eastern U. S., before retiring in 1974 – having served 31 well-traveled years on active duty and earning many awards and unit decorations along the way. His next claim to fame was as Chief Deputy Treasurer of the City of Virginia Beach for five years, in the late 1970s. Thereafter, he campaigned once for a seat on City Council – not successfully, but he threw a victory party anyway. He and June were members for many years of the oceanfront’s Galilee Episcopal Church, Sheldon having served twice as one of its vestrymen, and also as church treasurer for a time.  He took a keen interest in City affairs, and was an exponent of the restoration of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Lifeguard Station. He authored an ethics guideline document for use by the city’s governing bodies, and was long active in the Beach’s Clean the Bay Campaign
  • John Dominick Corriere PRCA fm Reading, PA leading chief Essex 1962 b.11/30/21; d.4/23/1992 North Kingstown, RI 
  • William C. Cory Viola, WI Boxer 1950 wife and newborn twins died during cruise and he was sent home b.9/11/32; d.9/23/99; Remarried Delores Marcella (Frie); Sons: William. Danny, David 
  • John D. "Cag 38" Costello 19 Commonwealth Lake Grove, NY 11755-1722 631-981-5249 Lake Champlain & Wasp 1960-1; Essex 1961 AMH2 1958-61; d.2/14/10 Ca liver; Adele           
  • Richard Martin Costello 1848 Taft St Concord, CA 94521 LT(jg) NAOC Randolph 1957-8; b.12/5/32; d.7/28/2010; Elinor Marcella “Ellie” Costello b.6/23/35; d.9/12/2012
  • LCDR L.(none) C.(none) “Elsie” Cotham LT(jg) Forrestal 1960 from Paris, TX b.11/12/36; d.1/9/85 Blossom, TX; Marian F. Cotham b.6/24/1930; d.4/21/2007 (Hit an olive tree in Sardinia, just missed a mountain in Sardinia, Diverted to Naples one night and took his crew, armed with .38s in orange flight suits to Bagnoli NATO officers club. It was 1960 or 61, I was a member of VAW-12, the Forrestal's early warning detachment. I was operating the radar in the back seat of one of our old AD5W "Guppys," and we were flying night ops in the Med off the coast of Italy. As we were being recovered it created a fouled deck and all aircraft still aloft were diverted to NAS Naples. I don't remember how we managed it, but we got off the base that night wearing our flight suits. We didn't have a lot, of money between the three of us from the "Guppy," but I do remember we were the biggest hit in Naples that night! The girls just loved us in those orange flight suits! I wouldn't swear to it, but I believe our jg pilot even had his sidearm strapped on. Dem was da good old days. D.A. Tony Ciango AMS2 VAW-12)
  • William A. Coulter Saratoga 1966 ADRAN b.7/2/1945; d.3/6/2010 Lexington, KY d/c issued in OH 5674 Little Grand Canyon Dr Paradise, CA 95969 530-377-2585 (no match) California artist William Alexander Coulter was b.3/7/1849 in Glenariff, Ireland (grandfather) 
  • Ron Coventry LT RN Saratoga 1961 NAOC d.1990s in Britain  
  • Willis H. Cowart 1291 Old Magnolia Highway Canton, GA 30115 770-345-6452 Leyte 1951 b.3/9/28; d.5/3/2000 Holly Springs, GA; Ruby 
  • Frederick R. Cox AOC ATC 1957 Wiese knew him. Chopped his knee with an axe on survival trek b.7/16/24; d.11/11/96 Millerstown, PA 
  • CAPT Charles H. “Fritz” Crabill, Jr CO VA-55 1947; 5th CO VAW-12 1956-7 b.5/14/1915; d.4/23/2000 Coronado, CA bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem (The Wind in the Chimes: A Father’s Farewell Whisper to His Daughter By C.C. Clark ISBN: 1-4107-5906-7 Reviewed by Laura Leiva  “The Wind in the Chimes” is a personal story written by author C.C. Clark that depicts her relationship with her father in the final years of his life as he battles Parkinson’s disease. CAPT Charles H. Crabill, Jr.  was a Naval officer and devoted husband and father who receives the news that he has contracted the debilitating disease, Parkinson’s, as this tender, poignant story opens. The author begins to make amends to her father during the last months of his illness, hoping to mend bridges and harsh feelings before it is too late. Vignettes combine the past and the present as C.C. Clark shares the story of her father as a Navy seaman to the elderly father she knows, surrounded by loved ones. This author has done a wonderful job with her first book. Emotional and inspiring, Clark encourages everyone to take a second look at those relationships that have held us back. Her journey toward peace and understanding was very well written and very interesting. Her inclusion of excerpts from her father’s diaries gives the reader a glimpse of the man her father was.)
  • Nelson Cradduck ADR2 America 1967 b.1/24/39; d.11/1980 Collins, MS bur in MO 
  • Claude Michael Craig 6211 Harlow Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32210 904-731-3457 Essex 1958 b.11/27/193; d.12/13/2015; Evelyn (Claude Michael Craig was born on November 27, 1938 in Maryville, Tennessee to Claude Hamilton Craig and Imogene (McClure) Craig who are deceased. Michael was married to the love of his life, Evelyn Craig for 41 years.  He is survived by two sons, Thomas Marlowe of Jacksonville and Scott Marlowe of Denver, Colorado, two grandsons, Rick and Ross Marlowe of Denver. Brother Jim Craig (Carol) of Chattanooga, and deceased brother Sam Craig. He was loved by nephews and nieces and numerous friends. Michael is retired from the Navy of 20 years and served with VAW-12 at Quonset Point  & attack squadron 45 NAS Cecil Field. He served on many vessels and tours for his beloved country. Michael retired from Northern Grumman Corp. of St. Augustine in 2007. He was loved and respected by all his friends there that affectionately called him Bubba.)
  • John Hiden Craig, Jr West Columbia, TX b.3 AT3 Leyte 1950 1/16/30; d.8/25/98
  • Malcolm Loraine Craig ATCS 171 S Pierce Rd East Greenwich, RI 02818-3433 401-397-4089 1960-1962 b.11/9/26; d.6/11/06 d/c issued in Maine; Myrtle Mae 
  • Maley Orville Cramer, Jr 7 Aspen Ln Dennis MA 02638 508-385-5950 LT 1953 b.7/15/1919; d.1/9/2013; Grace P. b.1925 Son-in-law: Forrest M. Sawdo b.1949 (Sarah) 320 Cowles St Englewood, FL – other addresses Portland, Rangeley, Cape Elizabeth, ME & Intervale & Gorham, NH (Maley "Tony" O. Cramer, Jr. 93, of Falmouth, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 following a heart attack. He was born July 15, 1919 in Coffeyville, Kansas. After graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, he joined the Navy. During his more than twenty years as a naval aviator, he served on aircraft carriers, including the Coral Sea in the Atlanta Ocean and the Midway in the Pacific Ocean before retiring at Miramar Naval Air Station in California. He is predeceased by his first wife, Eleanor M. Cramer, and son, Donald M. Cramer (MIA), and survived by his second wife, Grace P. Cramer, and daughters, Carol J. C. Mills of Falmouth, MA and Nancy C. Godfrey of Sarasota, FL, four grandchildren, and his sister, Lois B. Cain of Sedan, Kansas)
  • Dale Owen Cranston 205 N Stockham Rd Aurora, NE 68818-7001 402-737-3337 ATR2 Saratoga 1963-4 b.5/24/43 Plumas CO, CA; d.10/2/13; Connie b.1955 
  • CDR Robert Campbell E. Craven USNA 1952 b.10/1/28; d.1/14/1999 Pensacola bur Barrancas Natl Cem                              
  • LT Armon Davis Acheson Crawford, Jr Columbus, MS Saipan 1950, Wright 1951, FDR 1951, Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.3/1/24; d.10/21/1985 bur Golden Gate Natl Cem (father CDR A.D.A. Crawford USNA 1920 b.1899; d.1960) 
  • Clarence B. Crawford AN VC-12 Bennington 1953 fm GA or SC b.7/27/33; d.1/1978; Claricia 
  • William C. Creed, Jr. AD3 1954 b.8/15/31; d.3/6/98 Marshfield, MA; Carole E. (Scollins) RN fm St Elizabeths Hospital, Boston 1953, b.1933; d.5/6/11
  • John M. Creedon 17 Harjean Rd Billerica, MA 01821 978-667-2764 AD3 1954-1955 Randolph 1954 US postal service b.8/21/1931; d.12/4/2009; Marie J.; Son: Rob Jellison (Jessica MacDougald); Dtr: Deborah (Roberto) Nicolazzo
  • Francis J. (Animal) Creney, Command Master Chief (AFCM) 11 Purchase St Middleborough, MA 02346-3315 508-946-0607 fcreney@comcast.net AM3-2 Randolph 1956 b.9/8/37; d.10/12/2014; Maureen mcreney@comcast.net 
  • John L. “Jack” Crockenberg 157 Inagua St Dania, FL 33004 954-925-1302 PR 1949-1952 VC-12 Tarawa 1953-4, b.12/10/1929; d.7/29/2007 Maggie Valley, NC; bur in CA; Theresa Claire b.1932 
  • Alfred E. Cronk, Sr SSDI Midway 1953-5 b.2/9/17; d.2/85 Mesa, AZ; Glenna M b.1920; d.1989 
  • Gilbert R. Crocker AN 1953 (friend of Allie G. Smith) b.1.30/31; d.19/19/98 Haywood, NC 
  • Peter H. Crooks 36 Concord Dr Madison, CT 06443 203-421-3457 pghcrooks@aol.com (spam blocker) 1966 NAOC Essex 1962 & 3 Later FBI agent; taught at Southern Connecticut College in New Haven. Died Easter Sunday 2007; Donna Crooks 1950 Southwest Palm City Road Circle Bay Building 6, Unit 205 Stuart, FL 34994 772-463-5414; Jason Crooks (son)
  • William A. Cross AL3 FDR 1951 b.8/1/1931; d.3/7/2003 Middletown, DE 
  • Ronald Lee Crowder 174 Danielle Dr Penrose, NC 28766-8735 828-877-5334 AZ Cut the cake as most junior person present at the founding of VAW-120 1966; f64push@cs.com (failed); Col USArmy; b.5/7/44; d.2/5/09; Dorothy T. b.1942 or b.4/12/48 Buncomb, NC; m.1968 Sherry Diane (Hales) 
  • Dewey Belton Crowe Panama City, FL d. age 84 1953; Friend of Willard Postell b.1/12/31; d.10/1981 Brule, SD; m.Rheba D/ (Stokes) 11/5/45 
  • Chas J. Crowley Saratoga 1964-5 b.5/13/42; d.11/18/06 Suffolk Co, NY 
  • Donald Tinkham Crowson 150 Eldorado Apt 104 Winter Haven, FL 33884-1633 863-324-9311 Forrestal 1965 b.9/16/1937; m.1981; d.3/30/2012. That address is Victoria C. Moorman, his sister who is 19 years older than him. She tells me he is in a nursing home in Tallahassee in 2008 
  • Richard Keith Croy 126 N Walnut St Marysville, OH 43040-1255 937-642-0632 AT2 VC-12; b.8/7/29; d.12/14/08; Patricia A
  • CDR William Hollis Cruise, Jr. 11th CO VAW-12 1962 126 Charolais Dr Bastrop, TX 78602; 11108 Split Rail Ln Fairfax Sta VA 22039 703-978-1381 USNA 1944, b.7/28/21; d.2/6/05 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Mary R. b.1921; Dtr: Claudia A. Cruise, CMC Town Administrator & Clerk Town of Occoquan 314 Mill Street, P.O. Box 195 Occoquan, VA 22125-0025 (703) 491-1918, Ext 11, Fax (703) 491-1962; occoquantownhall@aol.com Dad retired at the rank of Commander, then went on and did another 20-some years at Naval Electronics Systems Command in Arlington/Crystal City.   
  • Michael W. Crumpler ATR2 Essex 1967 b.3/23/45; d.3/12/04 Kenly, NC Jerry Lee Cuffle AK3 Hornet 1954-5; Lake Champlain 1956 b.3/11/36; d.1/16/1995 Terre Haute 
  • LCDR Jos. Patrick Cullen 9319 Cedar River Rd Huntersville, NC 28078-7847 704-992-1054 1958-60 LT(jg) Leyte 1958; Independence 1960; He flew over 220 missions in Nam Coral Sea & Midway; Security officer, Submarine base; Moved from Quaker Hill, CT; b.1/20/33 son of Capt USN Carl Edward & Margret Cullen; d.9/10/2012  bur Arlington Natl Cem; Survivors include his two sons, Michael Joseph Cullen of San Luis Obispo, Calif. and Joseph Patrick Cullen of Waterford; daughter, Katherine Cullen Farrar of Treasure Island, Fla.; brother, Charles "Chick" Cullen, of Huntersville; and six grandchildren
  • Lloyd Marion Cunningham Seattle, WA & Riverside, CA AK3 1954 b.6/28/32; d.1/30/2014; Norma Jean (Clark) b.8/3/34; d.10/26/06 
  • Howard C. Curran 4 Sand Rd New Milford, CT 06776 860-354-0251 LT(jg) 1958-61 Valley Forge 1958-9 b.9/28/34; d.9/26/2007; Sue 
  • LCDR Carl W. Currey LT(jg) VS-42 1961-2; Essex 1963-4 naturalized US citizen, born in Dresden 7/20/36; d.10/17/05 El Paso, TX  (Bob Braze was his co-pilot later VAW-11 who knew him as “Colonel Klink”) 
  • Francis Brian Curry AE3 1951 b.1928; d.1998 Waco, TX   
  • James M. Curry Forrestal 1966 AEC b.1/9/33; d.7/23/85 Virginia 
  • George W. Cutler ADAN 1952 b.3/20/31; d.6/27/02 Charles City, VA
  • John R. Cutshall ADR3 Saratoga 1962; Det 14 b.11/20/37; d.12/26/99 Salinas, CA 
  • Bruce L. Cyr ADR3 Essex 1958 b.12/29/37; d.9/14/96 Kerhonkson, NY 
  • Joseph Ernest Cyr Hampstead Rd Danville, NH 03819 603-382-6823 ADR2-AZ1 Saratoga 1961; Randolph 62; d.2/11/05 lung cancer

D

  • James L. Daggett ADR1 1962 FDR 1964 & 1965 plankowner as AMM2 in 1947-8 b.8/15/1922; d.1/2/92 Newport, RI

E

  • William Johnson Earle 16 Melrose St Elmont, NY 11003-1129 516-775-8980 ADR2 1962 b.1935; d.2012; Astrid P. b.1944; d.1996; Sons; Fleming K., Jeremiah, Joshua; Dtrs: Kirsten L. Levittown, NY; Barbara (home); Grandson: William Johnson Earle II b.2/27/89; d.6/30/10 OD Heroin

F

  • Robert A. “Bob” Faas LT(jg) Forrestal 1962-3 b.7/1/34; d.9/22/90 Wisconsin

G

  • John F. Gabriel, III ATR2 Essex 1964 b.8/1/38; d.6/26/02 Marysville, WA (TX); Sallie Marie Gober

H

  • Edward W. Haas 8492 15th Ct Coral Springs, FL 33071-6214 AT3 1957 b.1/19/31; d.1/30/2007; Robbie A. (Robina) b.1942

I

  • Sonny E. Iness ADR2 FDR 1965 b.2/9/36; d.8/1986 Cleveland, Oklahoma

J

  • Henry E. Jackson, Jr PR2 FDR 1966-7 Roanoke, VA b.6/5/35; d.10/8/04 Saxe, VA

K

  • Ronald Lee Kable 30160 Point Lookout Rd Mechanicsville, MD 20659-6247 301-884-5783 greyling12@verizon.net AT2 Essex 1961 d.3/14/2015 Georgetown Univ Hospital, bur Kalamazooo, MI

L

  • Eldred Wallace Labombard AMS3 Essex 1961-2 b.7/14/39 in Plattsburg, NY; d.3/15/98 Bradford, TN bur Plattsburg, NY

M

  • LCDR John Bennett MacDonald LT Weymouth, MA Wasp 1953; VS-915 South Weymouth 1957-63 b.4/16/25; d.9/23/2004 Portland, ME Worked for Whiting Milk

N

  • William L. Nance Mt Vernon, IL Coral Sea 1956 b.4/12/36; d.3/16/03; Gearline Octave Kisner Nance

O

  • Harold R. Oatley 1923 Sheffield Pl Northwood, OH 43619 419-666-5792 BM2 1952 b.1/21/24; d.1/28/2000

P

  • Joseph J. Paglialungo ADC 381 Lanier Dr Lake Worth, FL 33461-1922 561-965-5542 1956-8 in VC-12/VAW-12 b.3/3/09; d.10/3/04 Lake Worth, FL age 95

Q

  • Edward N. Quick ADC 1949 b.1916; d.1992 Regina, Sask, Canada

R

  • Lonnie Earl Rachal ADR1 AD3 Randolph 1956 b.1/1/35; d.12/11/02 Gorum, Natchitoches Co, LA; Gertrude Troquille Rachal b.1922

S

  • James Richard Saddler 1818 Mabert Road Portsmouth, OH 45662-3307 740-353-2720 AM2 1954-1957 Intrepid 1955 b.3/23/1934; d.7/31/2015; Jane Ann; Son: Rich

T

  • Leeman Talley ADJ1 in 1966 Forrestal; AD Lake Champlain 1953; Coral Sea 1955 “Seventeen Jewel” Talley Two different sailors? 624 W 36th St Norfolk, VA 23508 757-627-9710

U

  • Theodore J. Uerkvitz, Jr 11913 Alberta Dr Philadelphia, PA 19154-3414 215-824-3575 Wasp 1966 b.1/30/1942; d.2/15/2013; Jane H. (Cooper)

V

  • Samuel (n) Vakulick, Jr 16 Blue Ridge Av Natrona Heights, PA AA Wasp 1966; b.7/1/45; d.3/5/02; Michelene

W

  • Gerald W. Waddell Pine St Presque Isle, ME ATAN Randolph 1954 b.9/28/1934; d.11/3/1985; DTRS: Kimberly Roberts (Texas) & Pamela Tardiff (Laurel, MD); sister: Maxine Joyce Murphy Tuttle b.11/25/30; d.3/16/13

X


Y

  • LT John O. Yaneros Wasp 1961 b.2/7/25; d.1/18/02 Fort Pierce, FL

Z

  • CDR Leonard W. (Zip) Zaborski LCDR Forrestal O-in-C 1957 b.4/1/18; d.11/15/91 Yavapai, AZ ashes at Arlington Natl Cem; Nora B. b.1910; d.1985