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Ken Collins Email
July 22

City, State: Broken Arrow, OK

I was in VR-24 Det in Naples from May of 70 to Jan. 73.  The last reunion I attended was in Cherry Hill, Maryland.  I would like to see some of the guys from that period in Pensacola.  If anyone knows of Lynn Hyatt, Pat Davis, Punchie Destifano, Chief Dan Dompe, Freddie Frederichs, Dan Hatcher and Smokie Stover, I would like to contact them again. 

dave kinney Email
July 10

City, State: saint cloud,mn

keep visiting the old place-i left sig in 91?-
went to the america -yada yada yada

looking for vr-24 ball caps ?-
anyone with them hanging around -
get back to me ?

Bill Dattola Email
July 2

City, State: 815 Carolina Ave. Clovis Ca 93611

To Mike Hatfield,
I was in VR24 From 59 thru 61 and flew with your father many times. I just recently discovered this site and would like to pass my sincere condolences to the passing of your mother and father.
Bill Dattola

Ray Duane Ruggles Email
July 1

City, State: Marietta, GA

Homepage URL:

I there anyone from 1962 - 1965, Port Lyaute to Rota going to attend the reunion in Pensacola? Please write to me. Thanks

Phil Runfola Email
June 30

City, State: Homosassa, FL

Looking forward to the 2014 reunion.  Have attended several in the past.  I served in VR-24 Det, Naples from Jan 55 to Aug 59 and enjoyed my tour.  Was an AE striker but ended up an YN2 and flew as a loadmaster on the R5D's and TBM's (WWII Torpedo Plane converted to carry cargo).  We used to jump on the wings after they were extended to make sure that they were locked in place.

William Dattola 
June 30

City, State: 815 Carolina Clovis Ca 93611

I have some great pictures from 1959 to 1961. How would I share?

William Dattola Email
June 30

City, State: 815 Carolina Clovis Ca 93611

I have some great pictures from 1959 to 1961. How would I share?

Dave Cawthorn 
June 25

City, State: KY

Was in Rota VR-24 from 67-69 shared room with Chip Sheehan,Tom, and Russ. Would enjoy hearing from all that I shared time with.

Billy H Mehaffey Email
May 26

City, State: Mims, Fl

On morning of Nov. 16, 1973 two C2A Greyhounds were sitting on the runway in Souda Bay, Crete, ready to takeoff.  My good friend AMS3 Mike Murphy was riding as Load Master on the first aircraft #152787. The engines roared to life and was on it's way to one of the three carries that were in the Med. Two minutes later the second C-2 engines turn up and released it's brake, when the base's crash horns began to howl. All of us looked at each other and said "Hot brakes" on the second C-2. The C-2 then sped back to where we were. The pilot jumped out of the aircraft and said "787 Ditched" as he jumped into our Squadron's VW bus and head to the tower. He came back in a 30 minutes later and informed us the pilot, co-pilot and the aircraft Mech. made it out. Mike and six others died in the crash. So today, Memorial day 2014, I remember Mike and the six others that died in the service to their country on November 16, 1973.

Dick Prather Email
May 24

City, State: Ramona, CA

Thanks to Susan Woods for following up on VRC-50 invitation to hold a combined reunion in Pensacola in September, 2014.  Click on the Reunion Page to see the latest information and registration form. Return your registration by 31 July 2014 and plan to make it to Pensacola for a great reunion.

Dick Prather
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