2018 Reunion

As of 5/30/2018 I have received responses and payment from 41 people

that will be attending the reunion in Sept this year. I know some of you have told me you will be attending

but have NOT sent me the paperwork and payment to verify this.

It is time to get er done folks .  

If you are still procrastinating about coming, you will miss out on one of the best reunions we have had if 

you decide to not attend. After all we are getting older every year and our memories are growing fainter each year.

Now is the time to renew those fond years of old. 

Do not delay on reserving your hotel reservation any longer.

I have to have a head count AND payment to the hotel and the tour agency by August 5,2018

If you are not on that list by then you may miss out on your hotel rooms AND the trips also.

thank you and I hope to see you all there !!

Guy Fisk





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Bernie Daugherty

I am very sorry to report that Joseph Bernard Daugherty Jr (Bernie)  passed away May 3, 2018.

He has had some health issues for a few months and it finally caught up with him. A P5M plane could not get him

but his health did.

Here is his OBIT.

Joseph B. Daugherty Jr. Obituary

Joseph Daughtery Jr.

Joseph Bernard Daugherty Jr., 76, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Highland Health Care in Highland, IL.

He was born Jan. 19, 1942 in St. Louis, MO to the late Joseph Bernard and Lucille, nee Byrd, Daugherty Sr.

On Jan. 21, 1967, he and Jean Zimmerman were married in Madison, IL, and she survives in Granite City.

Mr. Daugherty was a U.S Navy Vietnam veteran (Aviation Electrician) and after his military service had been a Quality Insurance Inspector for the Civil Service. He was a member of VP-40 and was the sole survivor of a QE-1 VP-40 crash Aug. 2, 1962 in the Philippines. He had a passion for genealogy and inventing, enjoyed fishing, and was an entrepreneur. He was a strong veterans’ advocate, assisting other vets on disability.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sons: Devon and Matthew Daugherty; 2 sisters: Donna Carter and Connie Crippen; and his step-father: Wally Crippen.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are 3 sons: Joseph Bernard (Tamara) Daugherty III of St. Louis, MO, John Daugherty of Worden, IL and Gerald Daugherty of San Leon, TX; 6 grandchildren: Brendyn, Megan, Nathan, Katelyn, Erin and Cody; 2 brothers: Bill and Bruce Daugherty; and 3 sisters: Barb Coonce, Bonnie (Kenny) Hamontree and Beverly (Lee) Asher.

Memorials may be made to Disable American Veterans. Arrangements with online information available at www.wojstrom.com.

Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory, Granite City, IL.

Funeral: Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.


Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 8, 2018

I enjoyed Bernie’s wit and he will be missed by us all at our reunions.
 I hope Jean and the family can attend our reunion this year. We will make them feel welcome.
Guy Fisk
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Reunion Info

I have received info from the hotel on booking your rooms, I hope this will 

fix the problems some people are having about the reservations and rates .

Here is link to info   http://vp40.com/reunions/2018-reunion-nashville-tn/

I have also updated the reunion roster as of 5/8/2018

see ya all there


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Bernie Daugherty

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

Bernie Daugherty

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.


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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. 



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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.


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2018 Reunion

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


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2018 Reunion

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. 

http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=VP40%20Reunion%5Ebnagi%60vprvpra%7Cvprvprb%7Cvprvprc%7Cvprvprd%60139.00%60USD%60false%604%609/5/18%609/9/18%608/8/18&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes http://

see ya there


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Kevi Bears Kids

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/

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Vietnam Veterans Monument UPDATE

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.

thank you

and God Bless America

Guy Fisk


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