In Memoriam

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OUR NUMBERS GROW LESS
WITH EACH PASSING DAY
AS THE FINAL MUSTER BEGINS,
THERE'S NOTHING TO LOSE,
ALL HAVE PAID DUES,
AND THEY'LL SAIL WITH SHIPMATES AGAIN.

Rose

WE SALUTE THESE DEPARTED SQUADRONMATES & SHIPMATES

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Antoine, Theodore F.  29 Apr 99
(Early Saint) 

Caldwell, Ronald H.  10 July 05
(7th Saints CO)

Clark, Earland   July 99
(Lt. CAG)

Craft, Marion   13 July 10

Cramer, Dean "Dynamite"  15 Oct 10
(MX Officer & OPS Officer 1967-69  CAPT USN Ret)
   
Creighton, Bert H.  10 Dec 07
(First XO of VA-163 - CAPT USN Ret)

Desonia, Boyd    Nov 13

Diffendorfer, Jarl J.    Circa 1992
(4th Saints CO)

Everett, Edward    22 Mar 14

Foster, Wynn      9 June 13

Gillin, James D.  25 Sept 04
(An original Saint plank walker - parachute rigger)

Grasmeyer, James D.   Circa 1994
(Early Saint 60’s era)

Green, James F.  Circa 1994
(Early Saint AE CPO 60’s era)

Hanson, Art   14 Mar 08
((Saints 1961 - 22 April 1965, Retired as Command Senior Chief 1980)

Harriss, Richard   15 May 11
(Saint Pilot Lt. JG)

Jenkins, Harry T.   Jul 95
(5th Saints CO, Private aircraft accident)

Kramer, Hank:  Circa 1996
(Saint Pilot 61-62, 4 wheeler accident Visalia, CA)

Kuder, Bobby Dale  16 Nov 14
(Senior Chief Petty Officer)

Lighter, Elbert D. “Ed”   28 May 03
(9th and last Saint CO) 

Manherz, Jack M.  16 April 01
(1st Saints CO) 

Marshall, Daniel V.    24 Nov 00
(2nd Saint CO)

Martin, Don  22 Oct 14
(Saint Pilot, 1965-67)

McNamara, Joe:    Circa 1999

Neff, Larry   Circa 1999
(Plane Captain ’65-’69) 

North, Jerry L.    03 May 05
(AE2 & retired CPO)

Ohlrich, Walter E. Jr. Capt. Ret  16 Dec 14
(Saints First Ops Officer 1960)

Pierce, Marc V.   2 March 2013
(Lt.  Saint Pilot, 1963 - 66)

Rankin, William  LCDR:  July 1968

Reynolds, Charles F.   08 April 09
(AE First Class 1967)

Reynolds, Marvin     02 Aug 12

Reed, Gordon T.   28 Dec 88.
(Saint Pilot 68-69 - Buried Presidio Military Cemetery, San Francisco)

Root, Jim   28 Dec 2000
(Saints 1965/66 AO3)

Sample, Robert J. “Bob”   24 Oct 07
(Saint OPS Officer ‘62) 

Schufeldt, Vance:  Circa 1975
(Saint Pilot - A-4 Ops accident in Med)

Shipman, Standard W.  Circa 1986
(ATCS Chief - Early Saint 60 era) 

Short, Merton D. "Shorty"   (Deceased Aug 11)
(Second Saint XO, CinC Saint 3 - Retired USN CDR)
 
Shrophire, Edwin D.    05 Feb 08
(Capt USN-Ret - Saint XO 1968-71)

Smith, William C. “Bill”   Circa 1983
(Capt USN-Ret - Saint Pilot 65-66, Died in auto accident)

Soliday, Wayne 13 Aug 05

Spear, S. L. "Larry"  28 April 10
(CDR USN - Ret - Saint Pilot & AO Division Officer 1962- 65)

Stafford, Hugh A. “Al”  28 Dec 03
(POW 31 Aug 67-12 Feb 73)

Steck, William F.  24 March 11
(Saint  Plankholder)

Steele, Danny G.  27 Apr 07
(ADJ-3 Saint '66-'68)

Stockdale, James B.  05 July 05
(POW 9 Sept 65–12 Feb 73, CAG-16, Medal of Honor)

Sundet, David H.  02 Aug 15
(PO2)

Sveen, Ron   05 Apr 04
(AME-2 Saint ‘65-‘67)

Swanson, Bob  04 Nov 06
(Avionics Div Chief ‘67) 

Tulley, C. Richard “Dick”  15 Mar 06  
(Pilot ’65-‘66 - Retired CDR USN 1981)

Taylor, James E.  “Jim”   13 Nov 2009
(Maint Div Officer Feb 1965- July 68 - Retired E-9 AVCM (Avionics CPO); 
after 20 years made LT) Served Last 10 years, LT (LDO) Maintenance Officer
(30 yrs total USN service)

Vanright, Joseph A.  Circa 2000
(AE-3 Saint ‘66-‘69)

Warchol, Jerry     Aug 2013

Weiss, John C. “Jack”   03 Nov 05
(AO-1 Saint ‘64-‘66)

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