VF-92 REUNION 2009
'After Action Report'
The reunion was a great time, we had twenty plus wives show up. Branson treated us great and could not do enough for us at hotel. We had great food and a hospitality room. I managed to find some San Miguel beer and it went pretty fast. Jim Mann dyed his hair grey so he would look as old as the rest of us.
There were a some new attendees, Jack Mason, Tony Koenen, Harry Baker, Karroll Olson, Dale Williams, Ronnie Miller and many sea stories. We attended a show called the Great hits of the 60’s which was a great show and we surprised the group with a DVD which they played during the show which had pictures of the guys back in Viet Nam. The group attended some other shows also.
We had a little meeting Saturday during the dinner and decided to invite all members of VF 92 who served during the Viet Nam era. 1964-1975. Dennis Jackson will have the DVD from the show up on the web site as soon as he can, the show gave us permission to post it.
Roy Grubb as you probably know by now took some great pictures. There were a lot of sea stories and good times. Mr. Barrett was not sure if the statute of limitations was up on some of them. We hope to get more people to the next reunion. We are looking at San Diego and Dennis Jackson is the point person for location. The Midway is there and has some interesting options. We are looking at 2011 or maybe late 2010. Ron Magstadt had some information on an air show which is conducted at Miramar in Oct. 2010. If anyone has suggestions, options, ideas or such please let us know. If you know the whereabouts of anyone from the squadron please let us know. Also talk to people and let them know we would like to see them there. We will be sending out more information as soon as we know.
Fair winds and calm seas to all. Jeff Grates
WIlliam "Bill" English, Sr.
August 28, 1939 - June 27, 2012
William “Bill” English, Sr., 72, of Lumberton, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012. He was born on August 28, 1939, in Beaumont, Texas, to Ruth Allene Scurlock English and Richard H. English. He returned to southeast Texas after retiring from the United States Navy as an aviation machinist.
After retirement from the Navy, Bill led a very busy and full life, working as a police officer for the cities of El Cajon and San Diego, California. He also worked as a construction supervisor and a machinist with DuPont Aerospace.
Survivors include his wife, Marcia English; daughter, Rebecca Brown and her husband, Royce, of Virden, New Mexico; son, Billy English, Jr. and his wife, Robin, of Morenci, Arizona; stepsons, Randy Worry of Houston and Gerald Worry and his wife, Gail, of Round Rock, Texas; sisters, Mary Lu Howell of Shreveport, Louisiana; Virginia “Ginny” Taylor and her husband, Dave; Margaret “Peggy” Joiner; and Dorothy “Dotty” Dewitt and her husband, Eddy, all of Vidor; brother, Johnny E. English of Kountze, Texas; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and many, many close friends; and his beloved dogs, Maggie and Misty.
He is preceded in death by his mother; and sister, Ruthie McMellon.
A gathering of Mr. English’s family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2012, at Broussard’s 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.
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