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Arrivals & Departures

This page will contain new members who have joined and members who have passed away.  It  will be updated weekly if necessary or monthly
NEW MEMBERS                                                                                                             DECEASED MEMBERS
Richard J. Unger  1960-1962 AT2                                                                              Sherrill Wade  10/26/11    ADR2 1955-1957
Stanley E. Skupien  1956-1960  AEAN                                                                     Billy Joe Mars   02/2011   AE3    1962-1965
Michael J. Kane    1964-1968     AK3                                                                        Thomas Rice           05/2011    AK3   1950-1953
Phillip R. Frank     1966-1969     ATR2                                                                    Rayford Carter         08/2010    AK3   1957-1958
Henry Young          1965-1967      AO3                                                                      Hugh Longino          08/2010    CDR XO/CO    1964-1967
Richard D Boyer     1961-1963     LTJG                                                                    Valarius (Larry) Kugler       08/2010      CDR    1964-1966
Fred Malick             1964-1967    AT3                                                                       David Wilson           08/2010     AEC   1956-1959
Jack Mason              1961-1963    ATN3                                                                   Ted Hergenrader     12/2007       LTJG   1963-1965
Joseph Harman       1964-1967    LT                                                                        Gene Haun               1/2012             AD2     1952-1955
Richard Magnuson     1961-1963  AT2                                                                    John DeSantis         2/19/2012      AN     1965-1967
Harmon Neatfeld     1965-1968   AME2                                                                 John Malcik            6/26, 2011       AN     1956-1957
Howard Stephens    1947-1949    AL3                                                                    Calvin Kammeyer     8/2010         LT      1967-1970
Roland Edmunds      1953-1957    AD2                                                                      Bob Hook                 2011             ABU3   1957-1961
Robert Harvey         1956-1959      PH3                                                                   Robert G. Vance      ????              AD1       1962-1967
Harvey Simmons      1962-1965     AT1                                                                 Robert H. Alves       9/4/2012    AETM1    1950-1951
John Masterson          1958-1961     AMS2                                                             Audie R. Perkins    9/3/2012     ATCM       1963-1964
Mike Buckels                1963-1964      ATR3                                                          Eugene Wisenbaker     11/16/2012   LCDR   1962-1964
Joseph Mavilia             1959-1961       AN                                                              Glenn Errington       2/12/2013    AEAN    1951-1953
Paul Renoud                  1966-1967       AX3                                                           Frank Beamon            5/11/2013   AM2 1955-1958
Gary W. Armstrong      1966-1967      AX3                                                          William VanLandingham   5/18/2013      AT1 1955-1958
Richard Carrel              1965-1967      AX3                                                            Ralph Buesking                 8/19/2013    AM2  1953-1957
Arlen Shire                    1961-1962      AK3                                                             Gerald (Jerry) Holmes    8/25/2013     AD3  1956-1959
Kenneth Colson           1965-1967      ATN2                                                         James Carrigan              6/2011     PN3  1965-1968
Carl Brooks                   1966-1967      ATR3                                                         William Martin              6/11/2013    AMAN    1950-1954
David Molnar              1960-1961       ATS3                                                       Terry Durst                   5/2013     AMS3 1964-1967
Tom Jessen                 1962-1965        AO2                                                         Leon Peachie             9/23/2013     AO1 1952-1954
Robert Blechle            1953-1955       AMS3                                                     Marvin Register       12/13/2013     LT 1956-1959
Kirby Hamm               1962-1965        AO2                                                       Archie Bigwood        9/2013         ??   ??
Joe Favreau                 1965-1967       AX2                                                         John King            12/27/2013        AO3 1965-1968
Jim Feflie                     1964-1966       AKAN                                                     Richard Romano    11/2013      ATN2 1962-1963
Edward Williams        1961-1964      AM1                                                         Ralph VanderNaillen    2/14/2014     LTJG 1953-1955
Richard Strimel           1961-1963      AT1                                                          George O'Bryan             8/24/2013     CDR 1957-1958
Harry Bound                1961-1963      AT2                                                           Walter Smith             3/14/2014     AD3 1957-1959
John Honaker                1965-1966     ADR2                                                          Dan Hoff             4/24/2014     AT1 1965-1967
Bryce Billings                1964-1967       LT                                                          Richard Roggansack             11/9/2012     1st Ordinance 1950's
Don Yancey                1963-1966       AE3                                                          F.L. (Joe) Bartlett             8/10/2013     HM3 1951-1952
Ronnie Bozeman                1965-1967      AX3                                                          John Fetros             5/19/2014     YN3 1956-1957
David Seltzer                1962-1964     ADR3                                                          Mike Crownover             10/2014     LCDR 1962-1964
Thomas McLees                1953-1954      AT3                                                        James Stevens            7/04/2014     ATCS 1965-1969
Jim Fleming                1964-1966      AE4                                                             David Dearolph            7/2015     LTJG  1951-1953
Jerry Bowman                1965-1966      AX3                                                         Bill Hammatt                7/15/2013     AX3 1965-1967
Thomas Lewis             1964-67 and 1968-1972  AX2 -AW1                              Jim Gard                       2/2015           AT2 1959-1960
Phillip F. Smith           1966-1967          AX2                                                         David H. Partridge     3/21/2016       ATR2 1961-1963
Dick Pennington          1964-1966        AMS3                                                       Gorman Ponds           11/11/2013       E3     1964-1967
Dale Wietzke                 1971-1974         AT2                                                          Richard Magnuson     2015                 AT2   1961-1963
Dick Wilcox                   1958-1961         AE2                                                          Ed Feeney                     1/31/2016      LTJG   1959-1960
Tom McClelland           1961-1964          AX2                                                         Harvey Simmons         6/27/2014    AT1       1962-1965
Raymond Wegrzyn       1961-1963         AE1                                                          James Barr                   8/27/2016    AO2     1952-1054
Robert Maley                 1951-1951         AL3                                                          Jack Laney                    5/12/2016     CDR     1961-1962
Paul Dorman                 1967-1970        RM3                                                         Harry Hindon              2/25/2016      CDR    1964-1966
Robert Buie                    1966-1969       LT                                                            Anthony Lazzaretti       9/29/2016      LT       1963-1966
Joe Leatherwood           1966-70           ATR2                                                       John Honaker               9/27/2016     ADR2   1965-1966
David Mathes                 1967-1968        ATR3                                                      Fred Turbeville             12/20/2016     LTJG   1964-1966
Richard Kilmer               1968-1969       ADJ2                                                       Richard Freeman          2/11/2017        LT        1959-1962       
William Frye                   1956-1960       AD2                                                        Bill (Wilbur) Bettis         3/1/2017          LTJG    1956-1969
Neal Freeman               1957-1958        PSNS                                                      Joseph Daugherty Jr     5/3/2018         AE2      1959-1962
James Brown               1966-1968        AT2                                                        Donald Glaub                5/15/2018       AT1      1956-1959   
Wilson Sutton              1957-1959         AT3                                                          Russell Fredrick             6/19/2018       LTJG     1956-1958
 Ernie Fillipucci            1969-1972        AO1                                                                                                                              Dan Ridenour                7/7/2014         LT        1963-1965 
                                                                                                                              Mike Kane                      9/5/2018         AK3     1964-1968  
                                                                                                                              Arlen Shire                      12/6/2018       AK3     1961-1962 
                                                                                                                              David Fulcher                  1/13/2019       AX2      1962-1965                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ed Hyman                       2/15/2019        AD2     1951-1955
                                                                                                                               Ronald Meehan             5/9/2019          AT3      1955-1957                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             James Barr                     6/8/2019         LT         1964-1967                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Clarence JAKE Dieter      7/9/2019        LT       1964-1967                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Loren Schultz                    8/27/2019   AMH3   1965-1967   

                                                                                                                                John Ussery                       4/2019           AZ          1963-1966

                                                                                                                                 Adam Komisarcik   4/2/2020    LTJG      1956-1960                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    P.G. (Bud) Smith     2020            LTJG      1956-1957                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hal Peper             7/24/2020      Lt 1956-1959   

                                                                                                                                 P.G. Smith  

                                                                                                                                  Jerry Stevick        6-2020           LT 1962-1965   


166 Responses to Arrivals & Departures

  1. Guy Fisk

    Here is Hal Peper's Obit.
    Harold Joseph Peper
    February 3, 1933 – July 24, 2020
    Hal Peper was born in Bellechester, Minnesota; a small town of 81 people and one stop sign to Chris and Mini Peper. He loved planes and flew his first solo flight at 10 years old. He attended Goodhue High School, where he was the star basketball player, scoring 80 points in one of his games before the 3 pointers were established. His talent in basketball awarded him a scholarship to Mankato State Teachers College, where he graduated in 1955 earning his degree in Chemistry. He loved Mankato State and was a great supporter of the school. In 1990, Hal was inducted into the Minnesota State Mankato Athletic Hall of Fame and continued to support and contribute to the Maverick Athletics.
    After graduation, Hal joined the Navy and attended officer candidate school in Rhode Island. He was a member of the VP 40 being stationed in the Philippines surveying the South China Sea where he received the China Service Medal. He had also been stationed at North Island, San Diego where he retired as a LTJG after five years.
    Following his military retirement, Hal joined Beckman Instruments, where he quickly rose to the position of Senior Vice President of sales and marketing. He had been with Beckman for 28 years. After his retirement, Hal maintained a close relationship with many of his managers…. They remembered Hal as "Humphry Bogart, Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, and all the other cool guys, all rolled into one."
    After leaving Beckman Instruments, Hal and former Beckmanite, Pete Furton, started two companies; California Analytical Instruments (CAI) one of the leading suppliers of gas analyzers and systems, and his other company Environmental Testing Corporation (ETC), a high altitude vehicle and engine emissions testing laboratory serving every automotive manufacturer in the world.
    In 2007, Hal was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from Minnesota State Mankato's for his generous donations through CAI and ETC to the university's Automotive Engineering Technology Department, which included an emission test system and evaporative emission equipment. Through his support Hal hoped to contribute in the "laying of the foundation of one of the finest educational engine and fuel research emissions testing departments of any university in the United States."
    Hal had also been involved as the president of the Southern California Tri-County Chapter of the Leukemia Society and was selected as father of the year at Servite High School.
    Hal Peper passed away on July 24th in Fullerton, California with his loving wife, Joan by his side. In addition to his wife he is survived by his two children Fr. Eric (Amy), Christianne Curry (Ty), his four grandchildren, and the delight of his life: His four month old great-grandson Michael Emmet Peper.
    A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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