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Veterans Day

I hope you all have a GREAT Veterans Day. If you get a chance please join in one of the many military celebrations available in your area. My self, My American Legion Post is having a flag retirement on Saturday. The local Boy Scout troops will assist us in properly retiring about 80 flags we … Continue reading »

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Agent Orange Update

Please goto the Agent Orange TAB (under the WELCOME SHIPMATES TAB on this web site. There’s news from Military.com about new illnesses. Another delay from the VA. Guy  

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2018 Reunion

OK folks the 2018 Reunion is less than a year away now.  9/2018 in Music City (Nashville, TN). I will post more details soon…… start saving your Peso’s  Guy

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VP40 Web Site

Hooray…… Our web site is finally back up…… I will be posting a lot of info this week, I have some catching up to do. Thanks for all who had tried to get on the site and notified me that it was down. It lets me know that some people actually check it.. Guy Fisk 

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Bill Bettis Celebration of Life

I have information on the celebration of Life for Bill Bettis. here it is The service will be on Sunday July 23rd, 2017 from 1-4 PM at the Cypress Naval Golf Club, 5660 Orangewood Ave, Cypress, CA 90630 An Italian Luncheon will be served in the Banquet Hall with a cash bar. Please RSVP to: … Continue reading »

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Bill Bettis

I received this email last week from  Hal Peper <hpeper@gasanalyzers.com> Subject: Wilbur 3pm   3/1/2017 Wilbur Bettis underwent major arterial surgery for 12 hrs.  two and a half weeks ago at UCLA.  He has remained in ICU since then. His sister Trish just sent me a message that he  passed away while holding her hand an hour … Continue reading »

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PSA Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

The Museum is hosting a Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran’s Ceremony on Saturday, March 11th at Noon. All Vietnam Era Veterans and their families are cordially invited to attend. We also welcome all Veterans and patriotic Americans to join us as we honor the service and sacrifice of those who served during the Vietnam Era. Our … Continue reading »

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Fred Turbeville

I am sorry to announce that Fred Turbeville Jr. passed away on 12/20/2016. Fred was a LTJG while in VP40 from 1964-1966. I have posted his Obit on our Arrival/Departure page. Here is a picture of him to remind you of him in his glory days.

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VP40 DUES

It was decided at the last reunion in Oct that the VP40 membership dues will be $20 per year instead of $20 for 2 years. For those that have already paid the 2016-2018 dues you are grandfathered in, in other words you are good until the 2018-2020 period. For all those that have NOT paid … Continue reading »

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Sad News

I received word from Bob Foss that Bruce Tippie’s wife Marilyn passed away on Christmas Eve. I cannot find an Obit for her. If someone has one please send it to me and I will post it. She had been ill for some time. Bruce came to our last reunion but only for an hour … Continue reading »

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