VP40 SEAPLANE ERA squadron site
News on Bernie
I talked to his wife today (Jean) and Bernie is not doing good.
He is now in a nursing home. Here is his info
Highland Health Care Center
1450 26th Street
Highland, ILL 62249.
He is unable to talk to us but you can send cards letters etc. to the above address.
He is unable to attend the reunion and he will be missed.
the registration forms and info packets have been emailed out to everyone and I will snailmail the rest this week.
The info and registration forms are also posted on the 2018 Reunion TAB on this site.
Please fill out the registration form and mail to me ASAP
Get your hotel reservations NOW.
SEE YA THERE
Please welcome our new member
WIlliam (Bill) Frye
He served in VP40 from 9/1956 to 2/1960
He was a Maint Crew Leader and a AD2.
Welcome Aboard Bill, looking forward to meeting you and your wife Peggy at the reunion this year.
I am going to Hilton Head this week.
I will be mailing or emailing out the reunion registration forms when I return.
So be looking for them and please return them to me ASAP so I can get a head count.
See ya all there, good Lord willing and the crick don’t rise
I will be sending out the reunion registration forms in the next few days.
If you have a valid email address you will get it that way. If you cannot print it out please let me know and I will mail it to you.
There is a variety of trips available during the reunion. Sign up for the ones you want to attend only.
DO NOT WAIT sign up now and send it back to me.
You can make your hotel reservations NOW. here is link to it.
see ya there
I added a page today.
It is a gallery of pictures taken at various sites in the Phillipines during
soccer ball distribution for kids in need.
The page is here http://vp40.com/pictures-video/kevi-bears-kids/
The site is able to accept donations as of today 2/10/2018
The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 124 , of which I am a member have opened a GoFundMe campaign for the purpose of placing a
Vietnam Veterans monument in Asheville, NC. Here is the web site to view the details and to make a donation if you so desire.
Please consider a donation and share this info with friends and family who might be interested.
and God Bless America
I received this and I hope this will help those people who need to file a disability claim.
I do not know if it will work as described but if it shortens the wait time at all it will be a big improvement.
Thinking of filing another VA disability compensation claim? Make sure you file it through the new Decision Ready Claim (DRC) Program. With DRC, you can get a decision on your claim in 30 days or less.
Work with an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO) to determine if the DRC Program is right for you and your claim. Your VSO can then help you gather and submit all relevant and required evidence so your claim is ready for VA to make a decision when you submit it.
If you plan to file any of the following types of claims, work with your VSO to file them as a DRC:
- Direct Service Connection Claims: Claims for a disability that was caused by or during your service.
- Presumptive Service Connection Claims: Claims for a disability that VA automatically presumes to be service-connected based on unique conditions or situations you experienced during your service.
- Secondary Service Connection Claims: Claims for a disability that you have as a result of another service-connected disability.
- Increased Disability Claims: Claims for a disability you have a VA rating for that has gotten worse.
Not planning to file a claim soon? Spread the word to your fellow Veterans, Service members and their families about the DRC Program to help them get faster decisions on their claims too. The DRC Program also now accepts Pre-Discharge claims for Service members about to transition to civilian life, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) claims for surviving spouses.
Learn more about the DRC Program, including eligibility requirements, what medical evidence you need to submit, and how to find an accredited VSO at https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/drc.asp.
Thank you for your service!
Veterans Benefits Administration
Here is the hotel info for those who will be staying there for the reunion.
You can book NOW.
I will post the info on the 2018 Reunion page http://vp40.com/reunions/2018-reunion-nashville-tn/
I’m trying to find information about a former crew member abroad VP-40 QE-10 who was discharged some time circa 1966. He was the Julie and Jezebel operator whom I replaced.
His first name was Terry but I can’t remember his last name. He did talk about being from Pennsylvania.
Several weeks after I started operating Julie and Jezebel I found his cigarette lighter tucked underneath the counter (table) near his old position. You can remember lighters from the Philippines, which were engraved with the P5 Marlin outline and your name.
That’s been over 50 years ago!
Ronnie Bozeman, AX3