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Cpl J Lalime - 12/06/00 16:13:11
My Email:phasecntrl@engineer.com
Sex/Age: M/43
City: New Fairfield,CT
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 1977-78
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4J
Comments:
I really don't like to do things twice but I neglected to put in the state on the first sign in. It is great to see all of you who have found this page especilly my fellow "tweets" from Radar Shop "Brainiac, Bink,Randy L, and not to mention great ones like Whit and Jeff Loucks. I will be E-mailing a few of you. I was with this fine squadron during the Westpac deployment, on MCAS Kaneohe, and in Iwakuni. I sure don't miss those snuffies though, looking back, I must have been really hungry! Remember Olongapo?....have any of you guys dried off yet?


Cpl J Lalime - 12/05/00 17:57:47
My Email:phasecntrl@engineer.com
Sex/Age: M/43
City: New Fairfield
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 1977-78
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4-J
Comments:
This is a phenominal website....It is great to see all of you who have found this page especilly my fellow "tweets" from Radar Shop "Brainiac, Bink,Randy, and not to mention great ones like Whit and Jeff Loucks. I will be E-mailing a few of you. I was with this fine squadron during the Wespac deployment, on MCAS Kaneohe, and in Iwakuni. I sure don't miss those snuffies though, looking back, I must have been really hungry! Remember Olongapo?....have any of you guys dried off yet?


Clark, Earl G. - 12/02/00 02:34:19
My URL:http://none
My Email:conneran1@juno.com
Sex/Age: M/76
City: Boynton Beach, FL
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 43 to 45
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4U 5A'S
Comments:
Woul like to hear from any other Plane Captains or line crew. My pilot was Capt. Thadeus J Trojnar I met two guys recently that served with me on Bouganville, Doug. Vogel and Jim Worrell


Melvin "Jack" Sanders - 11/30/00 05:26:32
My Email:jsanders@uh.edu
Sex/Age: male/63
City: Deer Park Texas
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 1964-65
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F8U Crusaders
Comments:
Joined squadron in 64 at Kaneohe. Deployed in 65 aboard USS Oriskany for westpac. Joined ship at Miramar for pre-deployment training. I have a lot of fond memories of the squadron and would love to attend a reunion. Retired in 75 as MSGT. Semper Fi


russ burgett - 11/28/00 20:35:50
My Email:burgett.r@nuvera.com
Dates attached to 212: 82 - 85
Aircraft Squadron was flying: f4
Comments:


Mike Downey - 11/27/00 20:37:59
My Email:ducksgrandma@prodigy.net
Sex/Age: 47
City: milwaukee
Country: usa
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): no
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4J phantom
Comments:
I refueled a few F4s for 212. I was with MABS 24 MOTOR T 12/71 to 12/73 I helped mount 212 out for DaNang 4/72 WELCOME HOME VMFA 212


Grant Shirley - 11/20/00 21:14:56
My Email:gshirley@mindspring.com
Sex/Age: as far as ladies, as often as possible, 8-80 blind, cripple, crazy
City: atlanta, ga
Country: usa
Dates attached to 212: 93-95
Aircraft Squadron was flying: hornet
Comments:
call sign "chigger" squadron flight surgeon winter deployment 93-5


Harry W Hagen, Jr. - 11/20/00 07:28:28
My Email:harryw.hagenjr@worldnet.att.net
Sex/Age: Male/66
City: Lake Forest Park, WA
Country: US of A
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes, Sqdn Intell Man
Dates attached to 212: 12/53 to 12/54
Aircraft Squadron was flying: AU-1 and AD-2,3
Comments:
I still have a couple of the tiger patches and some black and white pictures of the flight line and scenes around the base we flew out of at the time (K-6, Pyongtek sp?). After reverting to the reserves in Seattle as platoon sgt I switched services and flew as a pilot for the USAF.


Hawaii - 11/18/00 19:45:33
My Email:Hawaiichat@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: yes/old
City: Wahiawa
Country: USA
Comments:
Very impressive girl.......you are good. And thanks for the pics of that one 'certain Brave'. hehe.......See ya in BC


Erk Pagel - 11/18/00 03:31:54
My Email:psychoerk@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: male/17
City: Alamogordo
Country: USA
Comments:
Cool Website! I plan to join the Marines to become a pilot in this squadron! Semper Fidelis!


Clinton Camp - 11/10/00 16:01:51
My Email:cscflystraight@yahoo.com
Sex/Age: male
City: Indianapolis, IN
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: Aug86-July89
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4S,then F-18
Comments:
Nov10,2000 Happy 225th birthday,USMC.


JAMES A. CLAIR - 10/29/00 16:41:45
My Email:CLAIR@MILITERY.COM
Sex/Age: M35
City: PITTSBURGH
Country: USA
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4
Comments:
I WAS WITH SOMS WEATHER FROM 83 TO 87 USED TO LOVE TO WATCH THE F4s FLY!


JAMES A. CLAIR - 10/29/00 16:36:06
My Email:CLAIR @MILITARY.COM
Sex/Age: M/35
City: PITTSBURGH
Country: USA
Comments:


Jack White - 10/15/00 13:17:04
My Email:jackw@flashcom.net
Sex/Age: M/41
City: Boston MA
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 79-82
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4j/s
Comments:
Good to hear Beak got 3 stars and I saw the Fokker on TV with a star during the Storm. "Olonogopo in the rain is better than a sunny day in Iwakuni" God I miss "Peso Jimmy's"


Brad Miller - 10/07/00 17:26:57
My Email:Bkwyrm@aol.com
Sex/Age: M/39
City: San Clemente, CA
Country: USA
Comments:
Finally! A site about MARINE air!


Daniel Carino - 10/06/00 02:11:45
My Email:david_31300@msn.com
Sex/Age: M/37
City: Waipahu, Hawaii
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 82-85
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4S
Comments:
Great squadron!!! I went on (3) WestPac Tours to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. Worked in S-1 and in the mailroom. Organized the squadron's volleyball team & just had a wonderful time wherever the squadron went... Take care to you all & ALOHA...


LtCol Bill "Soupy" Campbell - 09/28/00 19:57:59
My Email:soupy@flash net
Sex/Age: M/50
City: Dallas
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 1974-1976
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4J(1527 Mod)
Comments:
My second squadron out of the RAG and the best in my career Served with LtCol Duf Sfreddo, and LtCol "Flapjack" McNelly and a host of colorful Officer and Enlisted Marine Characters Going to a 212 F-4 era reunion in Houston October 6-9th in Houston host d by Maddog and Beak "Lancers, Go for it!"


Charlie Davis - 09/23/00 02:38:47
My Email:csdavis@vallnet.com
Sex/Age: Male / 36
City: Fayetteville
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 1990-1994
Comments:
Semper Fi and well done. Proud to have served such a fine Squadron. (Former) Sgt. Charlie S. Davis Data Analyst


Charlie Davis - 09/23/00 02:38:24
My Email:csdavis@vallnet.com
Sex/Age: Male / 36
City: Fayetteville
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 1990-1994
Comments:
Semper Fi and well done. Proud to have served such a fine Squadron. (Former) Sgt. Charlie S. Davis Data Analyst


John Steiner - 09/13/00 04:20:47
My Email:jk_steiner@yahoo.com
Sex/Age: Male 37
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 1983-1986
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4J/S
Comments:


George "PILGRIM" Rickley - 09/11/00 00:59:32
My Email:GRICKLEY@aol.com
Sex/Age: As often as possible, 53
City: Portsmouth,NH
Country: US
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES
Dates attached to 212: 1974,1975
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J
Comments:
Duf Sfreddo was CO...we did one deployment to Yuma when ACMR first opened. Would love to see a 212 reunion, fom time to time.


Roberto Dominguez - 09/09/00 16:18:42
My Email:www.sureelect@juno.com
Sex/Age: M / 37
City: Miami
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 80 / 83
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4 J/S
Comments:
If anyone who served with me sees this, feel ree to e-mail me. This is my new address, forget the old AOL one listed befor. Fry Hard......na, too old for that now.


Steve Cousler - 08/31/00 01:17:42
My Email:scousler@us.ibm.com
Sex/Age: Male/42
City: Apex,NC
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 83-86
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J
Comments:
Thankful for the wild WESTPACs and the great people I met while attached to the Lancers.


Thomas H. Schneider - 08/25/00 21:35:16
My Email:toms@abac.com
Sex/Age: M 58
City: Sasn Diego, CA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): indirectly
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J
Comments:
I was a Corpsman at the Aviation Physiology Training Unit, Barbers Point in 1968-71 and had the great fortune to have been allowed to reenlist in the back seat at 50k mach2+. I have over 100 logged hours flying with your squadron, and enjoyed every secon of it. I have several pictures of the re-enlistment which I will share with you if you want them for squadron history. Tom Schneider HM1 (AC) USN RET.


Ed Enders - 08/10/00 10:43:36
My Email:edenders@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: 35
City: Dayville
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 1986 & 1987
Aircraft Squadron was flying: Phantoms
Comments:
Semper Fi Jarheads.


Terry Laskowsky - 08/02/00 13:25:03
My Email:Rightwire@aol.com
Sex/Age: M/31
City: Novi
Country: USA
Comments:
Just wanted to say hello to Mike Tucker and Dave Kolinski.. if they are still with the squadron


David Strickland - 07/26/00 18:45:06
My Email:David.Strickland@agg.com
Sex/Age: M/36
City: Atlanta, Georgia
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 11/86-5/90
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4D then FA-18C
Comments:
It's great to finally find the Lancer page! I miss the flight line ops at K-Bay. Was recently back at Kaneohe and nothing is the same! Semper Fi!


Norm Spilleth - 07/23/00 17:38:49
My Email:nspilleth@yahoo.com
Sex/Age: male/58
City: Minneapolis
Country: Mn.
Dates attached to 212: 61-63
Aircraft Squadron was flying: A4s
Comments:
I was a plane captain in 212 from 1961 to 1963. We still had F4J-B's when I first checked in, but soon switched to A4's. It was known as VMA-212 at that time, and the squadron nickname was the "Devil Cats". Emblem was a tiger with a green snake in it's mouth. Squadron bar was Andy's Ebb Tide in Kailua. There was a plaque over the bar of the tiger with the snake and the tiger had flashing red eyes. Sister squadron was 214, Blacksheep, which also had A-4s. The fighter squadron was 232 with F8s. We we e all in MAG-13 at the time. VMA-212 had carrier quals on 6 carriers in that two year period. We had two CO's in that time, both Lt. Cols. Lt. Col. John Lowman, the 1st CO, and Lt. Col. Ed Lefavre, the 2nd. CO. Maintenance officer was Major Danny Char n. It was one hell of a squadron with the best officers and men in the Air Wing. None of us who were ever part of 212 will forget it. Semper Fi


Edgar Faulkner - 07/20/00 19:40:23
My Email:efaulkner@home.com
Sex/Age: M/44
City: Redmond, WA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No: MABS-24
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J
Comments:
While stationed at MCAS Kaneohe I was attached to MABS-24 Launch & Recovery, with primary duties as crew member on the midfield M-21 arresting gear. It never failed to impress me having the Phantoms thunder by in full blower as they headed out to the rang s for training, or to have them hauled to a stop by the arresting gear at flight's conclusion. Both day and night the Morest crews witnessed the takeoff and landing evolutions, and was impressed that the Lancers almost NEVER seemed to have a mishap or eme gency recovery. I'm glad to see that VMFA-212 has been spared disestablishment, and wish "Good Hunting" to all in the years to come. Semper Fi! Edgar Faulkner


JOE FRAGOMELI - 07/13/00 16:32:49
My Email:JFRAGOMELI@AOL.COM
Sex/Age: M/62
City: WICHITA FALLS, TX
Country: US
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES
Dates attached to 212: 1962 THRU 1965
Aircraft Squadron was flying: AFD
Comments:
GREAT OUTFIT AND GREAT SERVICE


Jim Ostergaard - 06/29/00 00:50:50
My Email:osterga@home.com
Sex/Age: m/53
City: Asheville, NC
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 1971-1972
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J (Phantom)
Comments:
"Semper Fi" Marines I was a RIO with VMFA-212 in 1971-1972. I would like to salute the marines that were shot down in Vietnam in April and May 1972. Capt.J.W. Consolvo, Jr., Capt. B.L.Tebault, and 1st.Lt. M.J. Konow. I also salute their families. May God bless you -


Llonie Cobb - 06/28/00 16:01:36
My Email:laccobb@juno.com
Sex/Age: male
City: Meridian, MS
Country: USA
Comments:
Just checking out the site. Hoping to get assigned to the squadron. Winging out of Meridian on 21 July - selecting soon! Semper Fi! 1stLt Cobb


Steven P. Albright - 06/25/00 23:09:51
My Email:spalbright@pflash.com
Sex/Age: 36
City: Corsicana, TX
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No, my dad was XO '73
Comments:
I've completed the history of the Lancer/Devil Cat/ Musketeer/ Hellhound Squadron, and have compiled over 300 photos of '212 and it's aircraft. I am, however, at a loss to find any photos of the F-8B Crusader from 1963 or the 67-68 time periods, when the flew the "Bravo" day fighter. If anyone has any photos of this bird, please contact me. Thanks.


Mark Jackson - 06/16/00 19:51:18
My Email:markjaxn@swbell.net
Sex/Age: M-47
City: McKinney, Tx
Dates attached to 212: 10/73-12/74
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J
Comments:
My response to Rich Leavitt's post: I was in Electric Shop under Gunny Webb from 10/73 thru 12/74. I only had a little over a year there because I was sent to K-bay with only that much time remaining. I was an E5 and worked with SSgt Jack Walden, Ron Reynolds, Dan Gallagher, Gilbert Benal y, and others that I can't remember. We deployed to Yuma in Sept 74 and a few of us went to Top Gun in San Diego immediately after the Yuma deployment. So many memories!


LtGen J D Howell [RET] - 06/12/00 20:26:15
My Email:jdhbeak@aol.com
Sex/Age: M/60
City: Houston, TX
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES
Dates attached to 212: 6/ '77 to 7/ '80
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4-J & F4-S
Comments:
I was fortunate to be the XO/CO during that period. Had two 6 mo. WESTPAC and two 6 wk. mainland deployments, all with corresponding transpacs using Marine KC-130's.[The rendevous's out in the middle of the Pacific were always colorful!] I've been in a lo of great squadrons, but am convinced that NEVER, before or since, has so much aviation talent been in one squadron at one time as was present in 212 during those 3 years. "Fokkers! Fighters! Wild Horse Riders! LANCERS!!" Beak sends.


Tom Flanik-Radar Shop - 06/11/00 15:47:07
My Email:gunny@sos.net
Sex/Age: M/63
City: Mt.Vernon, WA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES
Dates attached to 212: Jan 64 - Dec 70
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F8D, F8E, F4J
Comments:
Served two back to back tours with 6 months at AWG-10 school in the middle. Retired 8-77.Best fighter squadron in the Corps. Visited 212 in Iwakuni in April 2000. My Daughter, Gunny Streicher is stationed at Iwakuni. Going back in April 2001.


Tom Flanik - 06/11/00 15:27:58
My Email:gunny@sos.net
Sex/Age: M/63
City: Mt.Vernon, WA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES
Dates attached to 212: Jan 64 - Dec 70
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F8D, F8E, F4J
Comments:
Best fighter squadron in the Corps. Visited 212 in Iwakuni in April 2000. My Daughter, Gunny Streicher is stationed there.


JD Persinger - 06/11/00 10:11:01
My Email:jdp@utec.net
Sex/Age: M/58
City: North Evans, NY
Country: US
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 61-63
Aircraft Squadron was flying: FJ & A4D
Comments:
Looks like you are missing the Devil Cat years. Nice job will mark the site


Mike Seale - 06/11/00 06:18:10
My Email:speedbrakes@att.net
Sex/Age: M/59
City: Boca Raton
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 60-62
Aircraft Squadron was flying: FJ-4B Fury, A4D-2N Scooter
Comments:
VMA-212 MAG-13 Devil Cats Never Die, We Just Go To Hell and Re-Group


CPL FLORES ROBERT - 06/06/00 23:41:49
My Email:adrianaandrobert@aol.com
Sex/Age: 22/m
City: Virginia Beach
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 97jul-98 may
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-18 C
Comments:
Hey guys if any of you are still in drop me a line, im about to transfer from this sorry ass navy squadron(VFA-106) see if any of you have any input, Semper Fi Marines


Jay Carter - 05/27/00 03:01:48
My Email:jcarter@ok.freei.net
Sex/Age: m/46
City: Collinsville
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): NO
Dates attached to 212: NONE
Aircraft Squadron was flying: P-51/ P-38
Comments:
Very good job......Boys!!!! You saved the country!!!!! You saved the world!!!!!!! J.C.


Jay Carter - 05/27/00 03:01:22
My Email:jcarter@ok.freei.net
Sex/Age: m/46
City: Collinsville
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): NO
Dates attached to 212: NONE
Aircraft Squadron was flying: P-51/ P-38
Comments:
Very good job......Boys!!!! You saved the country!!!!! You saved the world!!!!!!! J.C.


Randy LaCount - 05/14/00 04:37:07
My Email:rlacount@earthlink.net
Sex/Age: M/41
City: Roseville, CA
Dates attached to 212: 77-81
Aircraft Squadron was flying: Anvils with wings
Comments:
Worked, (slaved) in radar shop with guys like Bink, Barnyard, Bubba, Haystacks, Jonsey, Butch (don't call him Marian), Stout Bob, and had a great time with everyone, even the ordies. Beak was always the best C.O. we ever had. I still remember Maddog Mad ok's t-shirt he had made in the P.I. "Hey little girl, have you ever tried Doctor Dog's cream filled meat bar?"


Bob Fawley - 05/13/00 13:05:22
My Email:barho@gate.net
Sex/Age: M/54
City: Hudson
Country: Fla
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 8-64/8-66
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F8D/F8E ordnance shop
Comments:
See a few names ofguys I served with. Wason the 65 West Pac cruise on the Big "o". Wish You had some pictures of the F8s.


k-bay lancer - 04/22/00 07:48:01
Dates attached to 212: 90-94
Aircraft Squadron was flying: charlies
Comments:
There is an old cliche - things are never as bad as they seem and things are never as good as they seem. Contrary to this, I would have to say things were never as bad as they seemed and things were always better than they seemed during my time as a Lance . I wish i could have the times from k-bay and all that back. Great squadron, great time--great people--semper lancer


Major Clifton C. Fancher - 04/16/00 00:12:34
My Email:Cliffff@Earthlink.net
Sex/Age: M/69
City: Orlando, Fl
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: April 1949 till March 1952
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4U-5s
Comments:
I had the pleasure of going to Korea from Cherry Point with the Squadron in 1950. So many memories.I also have some photos from our many sites of operation. There is so much history that should be written that is not here. I joined VMF-212 as a PFC out of boot camp, advanced to SSgt with the Squadron and was subsequently selected for 2ndLt and retired in 1969 as a Major. I credit the fine Officers and Men of the Squadron for my success such as Col Merchant, Don Ives, Doc Pegues, Tom Mulvihill, Dick Johnson Jim Bell the LSO and so many others. Keep up the site.


Rich Leavitt - 03/12/00 12:25:37
My Email:rleavitt@mindspring.com
Sex/Age: M/47
City: Everett, WA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 1973-74
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4J
Comments:
Found this great site recently. I worked in the admin office. I wondered what happened to guys like Gunny Richardson, Cpl Houser, Bill Werling. Would like to hear from anyone in the unit at that time. Semper Fi!


HM3 Paul "Oldlion" Keeler - 03/08/00 18:43:09
My Email:fa18doc@yahoo.com
Sex/Age: 30/m
City: Petersburg, Va
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yep, my first command
Dates attached to 212: 11/97-11/98
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
So far I've been in the navy 4yrs. My year with VMFA-212 has been the best. I will always look back on my time with the Lancers with pride and fond memories. LtCol "Skull" Guilfoyle not only commanded respect, but gave it in return. There was not a ma ine or sailor on that out fit that would not have gladly followed him to hell and back. The "espri de corps" that was demonstrated by all was what made the Lancers family, and drove home the feeling "once a Lancer, always a Lancer". Semper Lancer to all of you, past, present, and future. Doc "Oldlion" Keeler


Roberto Dominguez - 03/08/00 00:52:08
My Email:SUREELECT@aol.com
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Comments:
Not so much a coment as a question. In 1982 I helped "at the time MSGT A.J. Wesson" who was Airframes Division Chief to paint a new logo on the F-4, it was a blue lance that protruded over to pedock tubes. It was the new logo until the time that I left i sept of 83. prior to this logo the old one was the sheild with crossed lances..... my question is when did they change to the new logo I see painted on the F-18? Anyone who can aswer me please feel free to e-mail me. By the way I was Hyd. shop.


Roberto Dominguez - 03/07/00 04:35:18
My Email:SUREELECT@aol.com
Sex/Age: M. 36
City: Miami, Fl.
Country: U>S>A>
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES
Dates attached to 212: 11/81 to 9/83
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4 J/S
Comments:
Just happened to come across this site...brings back memories. It was a long time ago. I see some marines who's names I remember. Remember me? I was the original NOID. hydraulics shop.


jason "potsy" potter - 03/06/00 06:42:32
Sex/Age: m 28
City: princeton
Country: canada
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): hell ya
Dates attached to 212: 95 -96
Aircraft Squadron was flying: 18's
Comments:
It's nice to find you guys. I've been looking for you for a long time.Seen alot of names to recognise. Excellent site guys. Semper Fi. Have fun in Iwanooky.


jason "potsy" potter - 03/06/00 06:37:02
Sex/Age: m 28
Comments:


Joe Ansley - 02/21/00 00:58:31
My Email:jansley@fgi.net
Sex/Age: 35
City: Springfield,ILL
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 92-92
Aircraft Squadron was flying: Cessna 172
Comments:
I transfered over from 235 right before we went on the west pac. I worked in the seat shop for Gysgt. Stover (SMOKEY) the best boss I had in the Corp. Had a great time and sure due miss all the good times in Hawaii. SEMPER FI


Jim Phifer - 01/24/00 14:29:04
My Email:jimphifer_98@yahoo.com
Sex/Age: male
City: Webster
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): no
Comments:
I saw Major Phillip C Delong's plane this weekend at a airplane restoration place in New Smyrna Beach Florida. It had been 95% restored. The markings were for the VMF-312 with the flag on the tail. I thought you would like to know.


L. K. Ritchey - 01/21/00 21:16:29
Comments:
Third times a charm I hope. Maybe this time my commments will be posted. Spent 12 years in the Corps and never assigned to another unit like VMFA 212. Great CO and XO. Great officers and marines. Hell, I even enjoyed the WESTPACS in 78 and 80.


L. K. Ritchey - 01/21/00 21:09:12
Sex/Age: M/41
City: Yorktown
Country: VA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: March 77 - May 80
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4
Comments:
Great web site. Spent 12 years in Corps and never found another unit as good as VMFA 212. Great CO and XO. Great officers and marines.


L. K. Ritchey - 01/21/00 21:06:21
Sex/Age: M/41
City: Yorktown
Country: VA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: March 77 - May 80
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4
Comments:


L. K. Ritchey - 01/21/00 21:05:12
Sex/Age: M/41
Comments:


Robert Downey - 01/14/00 00:35:01
My Email:rdown@worldnet.att.net
Sex/Age: M/51
City: Grand Isle, Vt
Country: usa
Dates attached to 212: 1968-1970
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4J
Comments:
Came on board during transition from F8's to F4's loved Hawaii, worked in avionics shop, and i was good!!!


Gene Fountain - 01/09/00 16:41:58
My Email:genefountain@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: M/43
City: Gilmer, TX
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: Feb 1977 - Jan 1979
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J/S
Comments:
Enjoyed being a LANCER. BEST Fighter/Attack SQ. in the Corps. WEST/PAC 1978. P/P. Looking for other LANCERS.


jay oswald - 01/08/00 02:30:01
My Email:none
Sex/Age: M 30
City: EDGEWATER, FL
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES
Dates attached to 212: 6/88-12/92
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4,F-18C
Comments:
Hi mike hruby I thought I would say hi and it was nice talking to you. If anyone is out there from 88-92 drop a line. MY thoughts go out to karen curry sorry to hear about your husband he was a great person.


Gerry Gannon - 01/04/00 22:56:32
My Email:gannon@ci.edmonds.wa.us
City: Edmonds
Country: WA
Dates attached to 212: 1976-1978
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4J
Comments:


LANCER WEBMASTER - 12/23/99 11:11:00
My URL:http://LANCER@CJB.NET
Comments:
OOPS. LANCER@CJB.NET is the URL. Drop the "s" on Lancers. Still working, please be patient.


LANCER WEBMASTER - 12/23/99 10:46:51
My URL:http://lancers@cjb.net
My Email:kellyc@ika.attmil.ne.jp
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES, Still
Dates attached to 212: 9/95-??
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
NOTICE. This page will be moving to a new location to allow future updates. This account has been locked up, even though the page still works. Keep checking back for more information, and hopefully the lancers@cjb.net will allow a redirection to the ne site. Thanks, Chuck Kelly


Thomas A. Hess - 12/09/99 19:20:39
My Email:mecmh01@moravian.edu
Sex/Age: 50
City: Easton, PA
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 6/68 to 6/70
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4J Phantoms
Comments:
Hello all. I was stationed with VMFA 212 from 6/68 until 6/70 at Kaneohe Bay. Went back to Kaneohe in summer of 1999 and was not allowed back on base! I am looking to get in contact with Ron Harsh (Michigan), Jan Domonowski (Maryland), George Q. Mareno (C lifornia) GYSGT Hoffman (unknown) and Major Bauer (son of LtCol Harlold "Indian Joe" Bauer; last known to be a test pilot at PAX River Maryland)or anyone else frommy years of service. Please feel free to email me at my son's e-mail addresses. They are ch ishess0422@hotmail.com or mecmh01@moravian.edu...Come on guys...lets hear from U!!!!!! Semper Fi Train to fight fight to win!!!!


- 12/03/99 00:04:04
Comments:
Hey Reusch fall out of any windows lately? Get hit by any cars?? "He who dances with cars, is not dancing with a full deck",a wise man once said


gunny Payne - 12/02/99 23:58:20
My Email:smelly bastard.com
Sex/Age: archaic
City: smellyville, idaho
Country: uhh...
Aircraft Squadron was flying: kimche birds
Comments:
I would like to say hi to all my friends, uh, I didn;t have any. But i would like to announce that i have finally taken a shower... Reusch, I really miss you. Sanchez god, you are great. Reed, I always thought you were like a young-me, big, and smelly.I w ll be changing my name soon from Payne to Pain.


Steven P. Albright - 12/01/99 22:39:16
Sex/Age: 36
City: Corsicana, TX
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): no
Comments:
I'm proud to announce that my seven-year quest to document the history of the greatest USMC aviation squadron has been completed. The History and Museums Branch will soon publish the book which spans VMF-212 to VMFA-212, 1942-1997. I have written many a ticles on '212 for The Hook, Smoke Trails, and The Yellow Sheet. Keep up the good work.


Steven P. Albright - 12/01/99 22:35:00
Comments:


casey "BALA" balandran - 12/01/99 05:33:01
My Email:Tiggerr65@aol.com
Sex/Age: 28/m
City: Stanton,CA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES
Dates attached to 212: 91-95
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-18 c "ORDNANCE SHOP"
Comments:
AHH!! the memmories!!! SHIRLEY if they only knew what we did to get those birds loaded," up-shit creek!! but Sanchez "did it!" Guess who i met on 11/10/99 in Wakikii at a club!!"JuJu" john bergeron from Avionics i think!! take care "DOG'S" past and present!! Later


Thomas Ruesch - 12/01/99 05:23:10
My URL:http://taruesch@aol.com
My Email:taruesch @aol.com
Sex/Age: M/30
City: Lawrence, Kansas
Country: U.S.
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 1989-1994
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-18
Comments:
Hey,from University of Kansas School of Pharmacy I was stationed with the Lancers in Hawaii and deployed to SWA during the Storm. Would like to hear from all the guys. Ready to fight, ready to kill, ready to die, but never will!! The Lancers love to fly and it shows.


aaron sanchez - 12/01/99 01:41:34
My Email:asanchez@carlson.com
City: Denver
Country: Co
Dates attached to 212: 1991/1994
Aircraft Squadron was flying: f/18
Comments:
Like to get ahold of everyone during the years I was there. Mark sheppard, John Davis and everyone else interested along with some people from 232.


Michael Shirley - 11/26/99 22:04:27
My Email:mikel6l@freewwweb.com
Sex/Age: 28
City: Indpls, In
Country: usa
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yepper
Dates attached to 212: 91-94
Aircraft Squadron was flying: 18 charlies
Comments:
Well I have to admit that k-bay was a whole hell of a lot nicer than Iwakuni, but the beer is cheaper there at least. Keep up the tradition (4 or 5 level 3 admittances per month) and have fun. Stay off the o-course when drunk too.


Yrjo Pikkarainen - 11/19/99 17:22:14
My Email:yrjo.pikkarainen@jippii.fi
Sex/Age: male/35
Country: Finland
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No
Comments:
Hi You have exellent homepage. I hope all the best for You. Ypi


allen calhoun - 11/19/99 16:59:12
My Email:quidnunck@aol.com
City: memphis, tn
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 1980-1985
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4J/S
Comments:
I was one of the Radar Shop Gods!!! Hey Bink, I can still out wrestle you!!!


Bill Busse - 11/08/99 23:29:36
Sex/Age: F/31
City: Chicago
Country: Illinois
Dates attached to 212: 1988-1992
Aircraft Squadron was flying: Blimps
Comments:
Hey.


Karl J. Krueger - 11/05/99 11:15:11
My Email:katy@itctel.com
Sex/Age: M/53
City: Garden City, SD
Country: US
Dates attached to 212: 10/68 11/70
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4 Phantom
Comments:
Good to be back


Jack M. Seaman - 11/04/99 02:33:47
My Email:jseaman@trib.com
Sex/Age: M - 69
City: Worland
Country: Wyoming
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): USS Rendova (air department)
Dates attached to 212: 1951
Comments:
As air department yeoman I logged many a plane off and back on deck the USS Rendova. We had our good days when we all cheered, and there were the bad days when they were hitting the barrier and scaring hell out of us up on the bridge. How well I remember aircraft accident, original & 7 copies). They were the best squadron to fly off the Rendova in my three years aboard. --- Jack


Jack M. Seaman - 11/04/99 02:28:12
My Email:jseaman@trib.com
Sex/Age: M - 69
City: Worland
Country: Wyoming
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): USS Rendova (air department)
Comments:


Dan Binkauski - 10/28/99 23:18:38
My Email:binkaud@navmaglll.navy.mil
Sex/Age: m/40
City: Mililani
Country: Hawaii
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 77-82
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J/F-4S
Comments:
Just writing to correct my e-mail address. I like to visit this site to get in touch with old friends. Keep up the good work.


David Bibby - 10/27/99 19:33:19
My Email:slidegun@juno.com
Sex/Age: 51
City: Gulf Breeze
Country: FL
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: May 67 Aug 67
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-8's
Comments:
I was in the hydraulic shop for a while then went to H&MS-24 until I went conus in 68. Loved it at K-Bay and sometimes wish I were still there. Plenty good times and Primo beer!! Would love to hear from any Marines who served at K-Bay 67-68. You modern day Lancers keep up the good work. OOrah and Semper Fi!


Rick Whitson - 10/25/99 19:54:46
My Email:captgone@gateway.net
Sex/Age: male/47
City: Ft. Worth, TX
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES
Dates attached to 212: 8/76 to 8/78
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4 Phantom
Comments:
I am very glad this page has been started. In my 9 yr's in the Corps, VMFA 212 was the only gun squadron I was in. I was a proud member of the "damn the bad luck" tour to Wespac. We lost a bird on Midway Island due to structual failure on the landing gear Anyone else on that tour, please contact me if possible. I was asst. NCOIC of the electric shop. Semper Fi.


Edward Drude - 10/19/99 17:27:14
My Email:edrude@webtv.net
Sex/Age: male/71
City: Palm Harbor, Fl.
Country: U.S.A.
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: `46-`48
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4U-4`s
Comments:
Tom Pirtle recently completed an excellent job of scanning & posting 80 of my photos that were taken when I served as an aircraft mechanic on the F4U-4 in `46-`48.The photos include fellow crew members & pilots with titles & can be seen on web site http://www.pirtle.org/vmf212


Dave Brainard - 10/18/99 13:58:49
My Email:dbrain@interoz.com
Sex/Age: M/44
City: Panama City, FL
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yep - Radar
Dates attached to 212: 1977-79
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J, F-4S
Comments:
Great site! I'm glad I found it, and I'm happy to see that some of the Lancers from the late 70's have figured out how to use a computer! Shoot me a line, juggies - it'd be great to hear from you. You active Lancers have a heck of a reputation to try t uphold. Keep the tradtion alive!


Jim Greene - 10/14/99 19:24:01
My Email:Jim_Greene@liebertgs.com
Sex/Age: M/38
City: Columbus, OH
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 82 to 85
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4J and S
Comments:
Two Westpacs with 212. Great Squadron.


William Aitken - 10/12/99 19:07:16
My Email:Waitken585@aol.com
Sex/Age: Male 38
City: Alexandria Va
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes (PowerLine)
Dates attached to 212: 84-87
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4S
Comments:
This was and is a great squadron. We worked hard and played hard. Too many nights trying to drink Olangapo dry. Hanging out in Peso Jimmys. Bay qualling any one and everyone that flew with us back at K-Bay.Including Generals. Doing a 12 turn 12 launch the day after returning from West Pac. Those were the best of times. To all you present day Lancers. Enjoy it while it lasts becuase it wont last forever.


Dan Binkauski - 10/08/99 19:35:45
My Email:binkauskid@navmaglll.navy.mil
Sex/Age: M/40
City: Mililani, Hawaii
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 1977-1982
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J and F-4S
Comments:
Glad to find a website for the old Lancers. Keep up the good work. Miss some old buddies like Kurt Kappelle, J.D Loucks, Tim Loftus, Randal LaCount, Mike Harris, Dave Velselsky, Bob Stimpfling, and many other Lancers.


Bob Beerbower - 09/29/99 08:51:11
My Email:bob63@voicenet.com
Sex/Age: M/35
City: Park Ridge NJ
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES
Dates attached to 212: 82-86
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4S
Comments:


J Dean - 09/24/99 17:57:16
My Email:devildoc73@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: m/26
City: Havelock
Country: NC
Comments:
Nice homepage. Served with -225 Vikings 92-96, did the 'kuni thing a couple of times. Say hi to Sgt Curtis in S-4.


CPL. Ed Rounds - 09/19/99 13:55:31
My Email:eddie212@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: m/21
City: Iwakuni
Country: Japan
Dates attached to 212: 12/97-12/00
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C HORNET
Comments:
The Lancers have been a great family for the past 2 years. It is one of the best in the fleet. Anyone who wants to come back we could use the help. See you all very soon


Rudy Preus - 09/16/99 21:10:12
My URL:http://mars.ark.com/~stellar/
My Email:stellar@mars.ark.com
Sex/Age: M 58
City: Comox, BC
Country: Canada
Comments:
I am a retired Canadian Air Force pilot. My hobby is Stained Glass and my Three Dimensional Stained Glass Aircraft may be of interest to your guests. If anyone wishes to view my work, please visit me at http://mars.ark.com/~stellar/


Steve Pflieger - 09/15/99 00:56:10
My Email:sflea@visto.com
Sex/Age: M/48
City: Monrovia, CA
Country: US
Comments:
Former member VMFP-3 and VMGR-352, S-2 Intel


Stephen holton - 09/14/99 07:49:49
Sex/Age: 19 male
City: brea ca
Country: us of A baby
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): no i wish
Comments:
sup, devil dogs i am currently in flight school now hoping to finish my bs in aviation at csla and then its off to quantico. and in the future it would be an honor to fly anything including some c 136 or cobra or hornet anything. just as long as i am a MA INE AVIATOR . wouldnt join anything else .AIR FORCE can eat me. they are nothing but a bunch of space cadets anyway. so later my green marines, this devil PUP is outa here . peace , oohrah and i give all you my best.


Andrew Fagan - 08/26/99 18:24:26
My Email:andfg457@aol.com
City: Rochester, NY
Dates attached to 212: 82-85
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4S
Comments:
Great job on the web page. I have some pics and would like to send them. How do I do it?


aaron bense - 08/21/99 00:00:04
My Email:ABENSE1885@AOL.COM
Sex/Age: MALE
City: ESCONDIDO
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: sep95to may99
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:


Edward A. Dalsing - 08/17/99 23:36:42
My Email:edalsing@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: M/30
City: Andrews AFB
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): OH YEAH
Dates attached to 212: 97-98
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A18C
Comments:
The Lancers are the best. I hope to join the Lancer family again one day. God Bless you all and thank you to all who helped with my son and his medical conditions prior to us leaving.


Jay L. Verry - 08/15/99 08:03:55
My Email:jlverry@uswest.net
Sex/Age: M/36
City: Gilbert/AZ
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 1982-1985
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4 J/S
Comments:
I was in electric shop in Kaneohe Bay. Had a lot of good times there and lost a lot of brain cells in Iwakuni, Japan and Alongapo(?), Phillapeans. Semper Fi!!


Sgt. John Skulavik - 08/06/99 06:38:19
My URL:http://www.skulway.com
My Email:skulway@hb.quik.com
Sex/Age: M/55
City: Huntinton Beach, CA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Oh, yes!
Dates attached to 212: March 64 to March 66
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F8E's
Comments:
I was on the Oriskany Cruise to Yankee Station off North Vietnam during most of 1965. I maintained the fire control radar "AN/APQ-94" bench on the hangar deck with Sassnet, Biggerstaff, McCormick, and Dodd. I remember pilots Ludden, Rutty, Sexton, Chaimso , Chapman, and Pyle. Harlan Chapman was shot down in Dec 1965 over North Vietam and spent over seven years as a POW until his return with the other POW's in early 1973 at Clark AFB. I loved this Squadron and had a lot of good friends during this difficult time. These pilots flew fearlessly and each had over 100 sorties to their credit. I am proud to say I served with these fine MARINES. SEMPER FI...


Frank Davis - 08/04/99 20:13:41
My Email:fdavis3@tampabay.rr.com
Sex/Age: M/56
City: Tampa, Florida
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: April 63- March 65
Aircraft Squadron was flying: A4Ds and F8Us
Comments:
I would enjoy hearing from anybody that was in the Squardron around those dates. I was also in VMA 331 in Beaufort, SC before going to Hawaii. I would love to see some pictures of the Squardron.


Mark Spelhaug - 07/27/99 10:13:01
My Email:mspelhaug@rocketmail.com
Sex/Age: M/39
City: Gonvick
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 79-82
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J/N
Comments:
It was a long time ago and a place far away, but it seems like yesterday. I still expect to have Maint. Control tell me to pull the aft pan and bucket out of 00 . Chair Repair and QA


Bob HuDock - 07/26/99 13:06:56
My Email:bobh@m2architex.com
Sex/Age: m/38
City: New York, NY
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: June '83 to May'86
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4S's
Comments:
I'd be interested in hearing what the squadron is doing these days and also in getting in touch with some of my buddies who were on deployment with me to Iwakuni, Japan ! Thanks for setting up this site !


Tom Lee - 07/13/99 20:22:45
My Email:telee@mediaone.net
Sex/Age: Male/64
City: Wellesley Ma.
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 2/54-11/55
Aircraft Squadron was flying: AD-1,2,3'S
Comments:
I joined the squadron as an aircraft mechanic MOS 6413 in 1954 at K-6 in Pyongtek Korea.In Jan+-of 1955 we we relocated to Iwakuni Japan For about one month where we removed the spark plugs and inserted silica-gel plugs to preserve the engines against sal air. One morning the USS Wasp appeared in the Harbor and we loaded the planes on barges and transported the planes to the carrier and loaded on for the trip to Kaneohe Bay Hawaii. I stayed with the Squadron until Nov. when I was transferred back to El To o to await dicharge in Feb/56


Ed Enders - 06/30/99 23:17:55
My Email:eenders@snet.net
Sex/Age: Male 34
City: Dayville
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 1986/1987
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4 Phantoms
Comments:
I was attached to VMFA-235 from 1982 to 1986 then went to VMFA-212 and I would have to say 212 was the best. If any of you guys out remember a Thomas Maflin (Seat Shop NCOIC)or were attached to 212 during this time drop me a line I would like to hear how veryone is doing. Semper Fi Ed


Dan Cook - 06/24/99 21:27:41
My URL:http://www.angelfire.com/ca3/chucklez
My Email:dcook@powersavers.com
Sex/Age: M/25
City: Buena Park
Country: US
Dates attached to 212: Feb., '92-Feb., '96
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
I was wondering if there are any leftover cruise-books from 1993 or 1995. If so, let me know what I need to do to possibly get one. I lost mine in moves. Thanks.


Dan Cook - 06/24/99 21:25:41
My URL:http://www.angelfire.com/ca3/chucklez
My Email:dcook@powersavers.com
Sex/Age: M/25
City: Buena Park
Country: US
Dates attached to 212: Feb.,
Comments:


Aaron Kfir - 06/24/99 00:21:34
My Email:.nf.neteccentricus@roadrunner
Sex/Age: M/54
City: St. John's, NF.
Country: Canada
Comments:
Turbines I'm afraid. But the sound of raunchy radials . . awesome!!! Probably - after a few ales - Tell you what Yank, trade you a Hawker Hunter for a Corsair? You'd love the Hunter - and I? *grin* I would steal your bloody Corsair! :-p Well done Ya ks! Ya got BRASS balls and brains. But I would never admit it! *grin* OK . . your turn to buy the beer! F/Lt Kfir., RAF and IDF.


Kevin Leago - 06/18/99 06:35:19
My Email:Kleago@aol.com
Sex/Age: 19/M
City: Hitchcock Tx
Country: USA
Comments:
Nice page.


SGT (DUFF) DUFFRY - 06/15/99 05:18:55
My Email:mcl567@gte.net
Sex/Age: OLD MARINE YES
City: NEW PORT RICHEY,FL.
Country: FLORIDA OR USA ?
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES
Dates attached to 212: 5/77-9/80
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4-J /F4-S
Comments:
GREAT SITE,MAD DOG IS PICTURED,WHAT ABOUT THE ORDANANCE MEN AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY AT KWANG JU. THE REVETMENT PICTURE IS GREAT,BUT LT.COL HOWELL,FOLKER,MAD DOG,RAT,THEY HAD HEAT,IT WAS GOOD TO BE A SNUFFY. SGT (DUFF) DUFFY SEMPER FI!


Dave Gonzales - 06/15/99 04:11:57
My Email:rclenney@theriver.com
Sex/Age: M/81
City: Oracle
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: circa '42-'43
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4F & F4U
Comments:
Would like to find a roster of VMF-212 and VMF-113 Fighter Squadron members during this period. Th personnel from VMF-212 were used to form the core of VMF-113 circa Sept '43 to the end of the war. Especially interested in radio and telephone men who serv d with me.


Greg "Lurch" Taylor - 06/13/99 23:22:50
My Email:gtaylorf18@aol.com
Sex/Age: Male
City: San Diego (Yeah Baby!)
Country: CONUS!!!
Dates attached to 212: 1996-1998
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
Keep up the good work Grace!


dan cook - 06/10/99 20:11:38
My Email:dcook@powersavers.com
Sex/Age: male/25
City: Buena Park, CA.
Country: U.S.
Dates attached to 212: Feb. '92 - Feb. '96
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
Hi, Sorry to be so informal, but it's been difficult to locate you guys. My name is Dan Cook (Corporal Cook) and I was an active member of the Lancer family from 1992 through 1996. I was just trying to get updated on the personnel and how everyone is doing. I know there may not be many people left from my period, but I thought I'd give it a try. Please let anyone who may remember know that I miss the Lancers and if there were a way I could be guaranteed to be reunited with you (and get my wife and my housing e tablished quickly), I'd love to re-enter the Corps. The Lancers were so much more than a squadron. They were, in fact, a family. Anyhow, I must go. Please let me know if there is anyone who recalls my presence and if there is anything I can do for any of ou. God Speed and Semper Lancers! Dan Cook


Cpl. Charles (Bart) Rohlfing - 06/09/99 10:39:12
My Email:TheXMan007@msn.com
Sex/Age: M/22
City: Andrews AFB
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Not yet
Dates attached to 212: Will be NTL July 31, 1999
Comments:
This is a great site and I can't wait to get to become a Lancer. One more thing, look out all you COM/RAD Marines. Here I come.


E.P.Long (6022) Ret'd 1974 - 06/06/99 19:24:10
My Email:aifrpilot@aol.com aifrpilot@msn.com
Sex/Age: 62
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: May 64 - May 67 ( Sqdn aboard Oriskany Jan 65/Dec6565
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F8U Corsair
Comments:
Hope some of my old Squadron mates see this and contact me. Ready to retire again, USPS 23 yrs Quality Improvement Specialist. Still flying Private Pilot Single Engine Land Instrument Rated. Was member El Toro Flying Club June 1967 till it shut down. Thirty years continious member. Fly out of John Wayne SNA Orange County Airport CA. Thinking of buying a Cessna instead of a new car. Still in excellent health. Continue the march... E.P.


E.P.Long (6022) Ret'd 1974 - 06/06/99 19:23:42
My Email:aifrpilot@aol.com aifrpilot@msn.com
Sex/Age: 62
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: May 64 - May 67 ( Sqdn aboard Oriskany Jan 65/Dec6565
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F8U Corsair
Comments:
Hope some of my old Squadron mates see this and contact me. Ready to retire again, USPS 23 yrs Quality Improvement Specialist. Still flying Private Pilot Single Engine Land Instrument Rated. Was member El Toro Flying Club June 1967 till it shut down. Thirty years continious member. Fly out of John Wayne SNA Orange County Airport CA. Thinking of buying a Cessna instead of a new car. Still in excellent health. Continue the march... E.P.


E.P.Long (6022) Ret'd 1974 - 06/06/99 19:23:15
My Email:aifrpilot@aol.com aifrpilot@msn.com
Sex/Age: 62
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: May 64 - May 67 ( Sqdn aboard Oriskany Jan 65/Dec6565
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F8U Corsair
Comments:
Hope some of my old Squadron mates see this and contact me. Ready to retire again, USPS 23 yrs Quality Improvement Specialist. Still flying Private Pilot Single Engine Land Instrument Rated. Was member El Toro Flying Club June 1967 till it shut down. Thirty years continious member. Fly out of John Wayne SNA Orange County Airport CA. Thinking of buying a Cessna instead of a new car. Still in excellent health. Continue the march... E.P.


E.P.Long (6022) Ret'd 1974 - 06/06/99 19:22:43
My Email:aifrpilot@aol.com aifrpilot@msn.com
Sex/Age: 62
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: May 64 - May 67 ( Sqdn aboard Oriskany Jan 65/Dec6565
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F8U Corsair
Comments:
Hope some of my old Squadron mates see this and contact me. Ready to retire again, USPS 23 yrs Quality Improvement Specialist. Still flying Private Pilot Single Engine Land Instrument Rated. Was member El Toro Flying Club June 1967 till it shut down. Thirty years continious member. Fly out of John Wayne SNA Orange County Airport CA. Thinking of buying a Cessna instead of a new car. Still in excellent health. Continue the march... E.P.


E.P.Long (6022) Ret'd 1974 - 06/06/99 19:22:24
My Email:aifrpilot@aol.com aifrpilot@msn.com
Sex/Age: 62
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: May 64 - May 67 ( Sqdn aboard Oriskany Jan 65/Dec6565
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F8U Corsair
Comments:
Hope some of my old Squadron mates see this and contact me. Ready to retire again, USPS 23 yrs Quality Improvement Specialist. Still flying Private Pilot Single Engine Land Instrument Rated. Was member El Toro Flying Club June 1967 till it shut down. Thirty years continious member. Fly out of John Wayne SNA Orange County Airport CA. Thinking of buying a Cessna instead of a new car. Still in excellent health. Continue the march... E.P.


E.P.Long (6022) Ret'd 1974 - 06/06/99 19:22:04
My Email:aifrpilot@aol.com aifrpilot@msn.com
Sex/Age: 62
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: May 64 - May 67 ( Sqdn aboard Oriskany Jan 65/Dec6565
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F8U Corsair
Comments:
Hope some of my old Squadron mates see this and contact me. Ready to retire again, USPS 23 yrs Quality Improvement Specialist. Still flying Private Pilot Single Engine Land Instrument Rated. Was member El Toro Flying Club June 1967 till it shut down. Thirty years continious member. Fly out of John Wayne SNA Orange County Airport CA. Thinking of buying a Cessna instead of a new car. Still in excellent health. Continue the march... E.P.


JAMES LINABURG - 06/06/99 16:12:12
My Email:chipper_111@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: male/20
City: iwakuni
Country: japan
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 07/98-07/99
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:


JAMES LINABURG - 06/06/99 16:11:40
My Email:chipper_111@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: male/20
City: iwakuni
Country: japan
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 07/98-07/99
Comments:


SGT (DUFF) DUFFY - 06/05/99 21:28:29
My Email:MCL567@GTE.NET
Sex/Age: MARINE OLD
City: NEW PORT RICHEY,FL.
Country: USA.
Comments:


Tom Guralski - 05/31/99 14:56:48
My Email:JarheadTG@aol.com
Sex/Age: M/51
City: Clermont, FL
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 06/67-06/68
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-8s(67) F-4s(68)
Comments:
212 was at Kaneohe Bay, HI I have air to air Crusader photos taken by Capt. Maples with my instamatic. Standing by to Tx images if you'd like them.


Dave Clenney - 05/31/99 01:10:09
My Email:rclenney@theriver.com
Sex/Age: M81
City: Oracle
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: Aug-Nov 1942
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4F's and F4U's
Comments:
Would like to find a roster of VMF-212 and VMF-113 Fighter Squadron members during this period. The personnel from VMF-212 were used to form the core of VMF-113 circa Sept 1943 to the end of the war. Does anyone know of a reunion of WW2 members of these 2 units?


Dave Clenney - 05/31/99 01:08:48
My Email:rclenney@theriver.com
Sex/Age: M81
City: Oracle
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: Aug-Nov 1942
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4F's and F4U's
Comments:
Would like to find a roster of VMF-212 and VMF-113 Fighter Squadron members during this period. The personnel from VMF-212 were used to form the core of VMF-113 circa Sept 1943 to the end of the war. Does anyone know of a reunion of WW2 members of these 2 units?


Dave Clenney - 05/31/99 01:08:25
My Email:rclenney@theriver.com
Sex/Age: M81
City: Oracle
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: Aug-Nov 1942
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4F's and F4U's
Comments:
Would like to find a roster of VMF-212 and VMF-113 Fighter Squadron members during this period. The personnel from VMF-212 were used to form the core of VMF-113 circa Sept 1943 to the end of the war. Does anyone know of a reunion of WW2 members of these 2 units?


H.R.PARKER "FATS" - 05/29/99 20:19:18
My Email:SEAGRAPE114@WEBTV.COM
Sex/Age: MALE 56
City: PORTLAND OREGON
Country: MULTNOMAH
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES
Dates attached to 212: VMF(AW)212 64~66
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F~8U2NE CRUSADERS
Comments:
THANKS TO A SALIOR I FOUND THIS PAGE AND AM TOTALLY IMPRESSED WITH ALL THE INFO. ESPECALLY TO KNOW THAT CAPTAIN H. CHAPMAN, I PLAYED TAPS FOR, WAS CAPTURED AND NOT A CASUALTY. ooRHa. I almost creamed my skivvies after the last note of taps. Their was complete silence. It seemed like even the BIG "O" had turned the engines off. When all of a sudden a fromation of F`8s flew by at almost mach 1. Would to hear from anyone that served in VMF(AW)212 from 1964 to 1965.


Dan (Gomer ) Pyle - 05/29/99 16:45:06
My Email:dpyle@ados.com
Sex/Age: 54
City: St.Helens,Oregon
Country: U.S.A.
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): no
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-8
Comments:
I aboard U.S.S. Oriskany CVA-34 (V-1 DIV) 64 to 66 Great site.


Henry E. Criss, Jr. - 05/23/99 15:29:24
My URL:http://home.earthlink.net/~hcriss/index.html
My Email:hcriss@earthlink.net
Sex/Age: M/54
City: League City, Texas
Country: USA
Comments:
Son attached to VMFA-212 in May 1999


andrew j fagan - 05/22/99 18:18:19
My Email:andfg457@aol.com
Sex/Age: male 37
City: marion
Country: us
Dates attached to 212: 1982-1985
Comments:


Gary W. Hardison -SGT. - 05/17/99 16:53:30
My Email:garwayne72
Sex/Age: Male - 47
City: Buxton, NC 27920
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 70 -72
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4J'S
Comments:
My tour with the Lancers was great. I was a SGT in charge of my shop {seat-shop}toward the end of my tour. We spent time in Nam which was suppose to be a secret offensive. " Hah " All in all it was a great squadron. I'd love to here from some of the guys nd see how they are doing.


Ssgt Pena - 05/05/99 22:59:42
My Email:namtglem.t38114@smtp.cnet.navy.mil
Sex/Age: M/33
City: Lemoore,CA
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: will attach approx 990815
Aircraft Squadron was flying: VMFA-314
Comments:
Just found out I'm gettin orders to Iwakuni, and be part of the Lancers. Looking forward to all of it. Semper Fi!


grubby grimes - 05/03/99 07:00:05
My Email:rugrimes@raaf.defence.gov.au
City: Sydney
Country: Australia
Dates attached to 212: Jan 94 -Dec64
Aircraft Squadron was flying: Hornet
Comments:


David Windmueller - 05/02/99 16:05:05
My Email:DaveWindmueller@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: M/19
City: Iwakuni
Country: Japan
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: july '98
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C lot 11(broken pieces of ....nevermind.)
Comments:
Apparently this squadron is the hot ticket in the Marine Hornet community. That is the impression I got from all of the other Hornet techs I talked to stateside. They're just jealous. COMRAD RULZ BABY!


David Windmueller - 05/02/99 15:52:10
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Brian Cahill - 04/30/99 22:08:14
My Email:BCahill134@aol.com
Sex/Age: M/32
City: San Gabriel, CA
Country: US
Comments:
Looking for old buddies in VMA (AW)-121, VMFA (AW)-121, VMFA (AW)-225 and VMFA-134. Was active duty 1986-1992. USS Ranger WestPac 1989, Desert Storm 1991, Stood up 225 in late 1991


James J. Marshall - 04/30/99 19:58:31
My Email:Jtomcat14@aol
Sex/Age: M 30
City: Anaheim Hills
Country: USA
Comments:


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LCPL Collie, T. R. - 04/29/99 13:49:03
My Email:ryancollie@yahoo.com
Sex/Age: M/23
City: Iwakuni!
Country: Umm...lemme think...
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yup.
Dates attached to 212: 980720-Present
Aircraft Squadron was flying: Cold-weather friendly F/A-18C's
Comments:
This is my first command, and I'm having a blast! (That's why I extended...) Australia was too hot, Alaska was too cold, Korea was too short, and Guam just didn't happen, but all in all deployment was great! Thanks to E/S for all the plane wash!


Phil Doubet - 04/28/99 16:12:34
My URL:http://www.mtco.com/~triptrey
My Email:triptrey@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: m/333
City: Peoria
Country: USA
Comments:
I am impressed with your web site and am currently designing a web site for VMFA-333. If anyone can help me with squadron information, please email me at triptrey@hotmail.com Thanks


LCPL Ash G. Branch - 04/27/99 17:02:09
My Email:AshBranch13@yahoo.com
Sex/Age: M/20
City: Reno
Country: United States
Comments:


Charles Criss - 04/22/99 02:25:46
My URL:http://members.home.net/charlescriss
My Email:charlescriss@home.com
Sex/Age: M/49
City: Lakewood
Country: CO
Comments:
Nephew Henry Criss III is attached.


Pete Philippon - 04/21/99 14:48:14
My Email:pbphilippon@wmonline.com
Sex/Age: male / 47
City: Show Low, Arizona
Country: U S A
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 1972 / 1973 / Viet Nam, Philippines
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4J
Comments:
This updates my previous message. I have a new E-Mail address. I look forward to "talking" with any of my fellow Marines.


PFC Henry Criss - 04/21/99 05:25:30
Sex/Age: M/19
City: League City, TX
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 11 MAY 99 - ?
Comments:
Im a 6060 and I PCS down there in may, just thought I'd check things out.


Joe Mitchell - 04/16/99 17:57:55
My Email:jmitchell@vri-arl.com
Sex/Age: M/53
City: Stafford, VA
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 6/83-6/86
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4S
Comments:
Enjoyed visiting the site. Have a warm spot in my heart for the Lancers (XO/CO 83-86). Great troops, well maintained aircraft and superb officers. Refined squadron history info: Awarded Hanson Award and CNO Aviation Safety Award for 1985. Keep your k ots up and have fun!!


Marsha Rounds - 04/12/99 03:09:08
Sex/Age: F/45
City: Batesville
Country: USA
Comments:
My son is attached to the VMFA-212 squadron in ordanance.


Phillip Francis - 03/24/99 04:28:13
My Email:dfrancis@GlobalEyes.net
Sex/Age: M/50
City: Makanda, Illinois
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 1975-1976 Maint Admin
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4J
Comments:
One of the best outfits I had the pleasure to serve with.


Cpl. Michael Niman - 03/19/99 23:55:35
My Email:mike_niman@yahoo.com
Sex/Age: M/19
Dates attached to 212: Feb 18, '99- April '99
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C Hornet
Comments:


Curtis Bull - 03/18/99 04:38:50
My Email:bullroad@ellensburg.com
Sex/Age: male 48
City: Ellensburg, Wa. 98926
Country: U.S.
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes , Ordnance
Dates attached to 212: 71 to 73
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J
Comments:
Col. R.D. Revie was in command. SgtMaj Kelley was highest non-com. Went to DaNang and back,friends included Gary Hardison, Jeff Weber, Bruce Cook, Marv Roorda, Butch Magoon, Red Settle, many others, favorite pilots, J.J. Barta, Lenny Skatoff, WO4 Kerr Maj Lent, Maj. Huey. I have 250 pictures and complete squadron roster including copy of sortie, bomb load, and mission numbers while in country. I also have contacted many guys in the squadron who were with me back then, unfortunately, some have passed away Feel free to e-mail for more info if interested. Semper Fi to the Lancers and fellow squadron mates.


Curtis Bull - 03/18/99 04:32:26
My Email:bullroad@ellensburg.com
Sex/Age: male 48
City: Ellensburg, Wa. 98926
Country: U.S.
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes , Ordnance
Dates attached to 212: 71 to 73
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J
Comments:
Col. R.D. Revie was in command. SgtMaj Kelley was highest non-com. Went to DaNang and back,friends included Gary Hardison, Jeff Weber, Bruce Cook, Marv Roorda, Butch Magoon, Red Settle, many others, favorite pilots, J.J. Barta, Lenny Skatoff, WO4 Kerr Maj Lent, Maj. Huey. I have 250 pictures and complete squadron roster including copy of sortie, bomb load, and mission numbers while in country. I also have contacted many guys in the squadron who were with me back then, unfortunately, some have passed away Feel free to e-mail for more info if interested. Semper Fi to the Lancers and fellow squadron mates.


Ken Neely - 03/17/99 20:40:52
My URL:http://home.earthlink.net\~klneely
My Email:klneely@earthlink.net
Sex/Age: M/50
City: Pomona, CA
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 12/68-12/70
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4-J
Comments:
I'd love to hear from anyone who served with VMFA 212,whether Phantoms, Hornets or even earlier. Officers, Enlisted, anyone. Semper Fi !


J.T. HOUCHINS - 03/16/99 01:10:41
My Email:uncommonvalor@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: M/28
City: San Diego, Ca
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: Jul 97-Jul 98
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
I would like to send my deepest regard to the Marines of VMFA-212, and especially to Karen Curry. Tim Curry was a great man. He was honest, loyal and a straight shooter. I had the pleasure to know him both on and off duty, and I must say he made a positiv impact on my life. He will surley be missed. "We few, we proud, we brothers. We band of brothers...for he who shed's his blood with me today, shall be my brother" Wm. Shakespere. Semper Fidelis Brother.


Daniel C. Berger - 03/12/99 15:03:24
My Email:dberger374@aol.com
Sex/Age: male, 50
City: Templeton, CA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 5-68 to 5-70
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4-J
Comments:


marty - 02/17/99 15:17:02
My Email:martyhoo@yahoo.com
Sex/Age: M/42
City: STL/HOU/LAX
Country: US of A
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): no
Aircraft Squadron was flying: A-4's, F-18's
Comments:
Served with the likes of 211, 311, & 214 (twice); at Toro, Beaufort, Japan, etc... Part of I,II, III, & IV MAWs in the eleven years served. Have kept in regular contact with the few & proud over the years. Was in Avionics shop and in PC. Any others that may have been during the same time (70-79 & 84-86), please advise, contact. Semper Fi!


LtCol Arthur Eppley - 02/16/99 08:39:32
My Email:ateppley@pacbell.net
Sex/Age: Male 68
City: San Jose, CA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No
Comments:
1948, I was attached to VMF 312, the Checkerboard Squadron (F-4Us with WR on the tail). As a Corporal I was plane captain for Captain Edward S. FRIS (Later LtGen). Although I served as a "Grunt" for most of my 31 years, I did serve as Staff Secretary to M jor Gen. C.J. Quilter and Major Gen. Adams. I had the honor of serving with Major Gen. Marion E. CARL while he was the Inspector General. Of course he was a legend of Marine Corps Aviation and considered an equal to Chesty Puller, a legend to we who serve as "Grunts". His tragic death was a shock to all Marines. Lest we forget! Semper Fi, LtCol Arthur Eppley, USMC(Ret)


Pete Philippon - 02/16/99 03:19:36
My Email:p.philippon@worldnet.att.net
Sex/Age: male/46
City: Show Low, Arizona
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 1972 - 1973
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J
Comments:
I was in the hydraulics shop when we were sent to Da Nang. Does anyone remember Gary Hardison, Skyler Hoving and "Alcatraz"? How about Soooky Cook or SGT MAJ Kelley. I have his picture from the board next to the "smages" office. The day after I "procured" it he went on a rampage. Those were the good old days. My E-Mail is p.philippon@worldnet.att.net Please drop a line if any of this sounds familiar.


Donella Spencer - 02/01/99 05:11:43
My URL:http://www.reocities.com/~usmcspencers/
My Email:usmcspencers@reocities.com
Sex/Age: get real :-)
City: MCAS Iwakuni
Country: Japan
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Nope
Comments:
Just stopping in to see how my fellow GeoCitizens are doin' :-) Your page has grown so much! Lookin' good! Keep it up!


Chuck Reeves - 01/28/99 20:57:45
My Email:reefiwst@inetworld.net
Sex/Age: M/51
City: Vista, CA
Country: US
Dates attached to 212: N/A
Comments:
Hey, sure enjoy your page. Fun to reminisce on your site. I worked along side the Lancers many times most notibly in the early 70's at KBay and in "84 at Iwakuni when "JJ" had the squadron. Great job on the site, keep up the good work. Semper fi!


joseph bell - 01/27/99 04:16:04
My Email:josephbell@webtv.net
Sex/Age: male/32
City: monticello
Country: united states of america
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 84 to 89
Aircraft Squadron was flying: f-4s
Comments:


Curtis Hansen - 01/23/99 01:06:45
My Email:RYNO80@webtv.net
Sex/Age: M/22
City: San Diego
Country: Los Estados Unidos
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): hi, arigato
Dates attached to 212: July 97-July 98
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-16's? right?
Comments:
How's it hangin, ordnance? JAPAN SUCKS, ha ha. I'm in VMFA-314 and on my way to VMFAT-101. I sure miss 212, but you can have Japan. Congrats Quick. Hello to: Gunner, Gunny, Sgt Rob, Sgt Ty, and any takers on the 30 day basket. This is Shag's new E-mail address if you want to get in touch. WE WANT OUR CRUISE BOOKS!!!


ferguson"thanatos28" - 01/17/99 15:05:21
My URL:http://www.reocities.com/Nashville/1991
My Email:thanatos28@yahoo.com
Sex/Age: not enough/too old
City: anytown
Country: the free one
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): hell no
Dates attached to 212: not
Aircraft Squadron was flying: vmfa-134
Comments:
hey punk- e-mail me,fergie


ferguson"thanatos28" - 01/17/99 15:04:53
My URL:http://www.reocities.com/Nashville/1991
My Email:thanatos28@yahoo.com
Sex/Age: not enough/too old
City: anytown
Country: the free one
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): hell no
Dates attached to 212: not
Aircraft Squadron was flying: vmfa-134
Comments:


Keith Ernst - 01/11/99 03:21:09
My Email:kernst@w-link.net
Sex/Age: 50
City: Issaquah, WA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 1972-1973
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J
Comments:


Rounds Edward Sr - 01/06/99 13:52:19
My Email:roundsed@billsfan.net
Sex/Age: male/40
City: Rochester, NY
Country: usa
Comments:
My son is in the squadron, an I'm waiting to see the pictures of the aircrews.


Eric Ott - 01/06/99 04:46:06
My Email:SandEott@aol.com
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F18
Comments:
Just wanted reach out and say Hi to all those Lancers over in Japan,past and present. I'm living in the Seattle area now. How's POWERLINE doing? Tell MAD DOG Congrats on the Promotion, I know it was a while ago but still good to hear.


Greg Taylor - 01/03/99 10:08:38
My Email:gtaylorf18@aol.com
Sex/Age: male/31
City: San Diego
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: April 1996
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18
Comments:
This place (San Diego) is so much better than Iwakuni! ps Tammy and I just got engaged. Happy New Year Lancers!!!


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Michael J. Soniak - 12/30/98 02:15:37
My Email:msoniak@gte.net
Sex/Age: Male/51
City: Chesapeake VA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Y - Commanding Officer
Dates attached to 212: 10/87- 12/88
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4S
Comments:
Superb job with this Website. I have talked to Steve Albright and will be providing him with lots of photos etc. for his History of 212 for the Marine Corps Historical Foundation. Please correct the dates when I was CO 10/87-12/88. Dave McCarty, callsign JUVAT is the correct spelling for the first F/A-18 CO. Hope the tradition of full squadron pictures for the ready room is still in effect. Thanks for the memories and Semper Fi. Zodiac PS - The old MCAir still has lots of Phantom stuff in the store at the St Louis factory if anyone is interested.


Michael J. Soniak - 12/30/98 02:11:44
My Email:msoniak@gte.net
Sex/Age: Male/51
City: Chesapeake VA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Y - Commanding Officer
Dates attached to 212: 10/87- 12/88
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4S
Comments:
Superb job with this Website. I have talked to Steve Albright and will be providing him with lots of photos etc. for his History of 212 for the Marine Corps Historical Foundation.


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John M. O'Connor - 12/24/98 21:52:56
My Email:eehd@aol.com
Sex/Age: M/47
City: Gig Harbor
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 12/71 - 12/73
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J
Comments:


SHAG - 12/24/98 17:09:47
My Email:SHAUGH@INREACH.COM
Comments:
WHATS UP GUNNER ELLIOT,GUNNY COREIVEU, CWO QUICK, SGT ROB, SGT TYLER AND FACENTO. 101 SUCKS, I MISS THE OLD SHOP. AND HANSEN HATES HIS SHOP/SQUADRON TOO, BUT WE LOVE SAN DIEGO. TRY NOT TO GO CRAZY OVER THERE, MAYBE I WILL SEE YOU GUYS DOWN THE ROAD. (HEY GUNNY, GUNNY RYAN IS TALKIN SHIT OVERHERE AT 101 ABOUT YA, HA HA) SHAG


ryan shaughnessy - 12/24/98 03:04:50
My Email:shaugh@inreach.com
Dates attached to 212: july97-july98
Comments:
I wish the squadron was in the states, I hated japan.


John King - 12/22/98 06:01:32
My Email:johnthe3rd@yahoo.com
City: San Diego
Country: U.S.A
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No, but MALS-12 ORD
Comments:


Dana R. Haught - 12/18/98 21:19:32
My Email:Psychoret@aol.com
Sex/Age: M/39
City: Garden Grove, Ca.
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: July 1997-AUgust 1998
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-18 C
Comments:
Great page. Just wanted to wish all of the Lancers Happy Holidays. Hope the situation world wide lets you have time with your families.Tell Schertzer if you see him in ComNav to get to work. Iceman, if your still there, keep everyone straight. Only thing would add, unless I missed it would be a message page on same homepage. Keep up the great work. SSgt. Haught Retired 6317


Dana r> Haught - 12/18/98 21:12:27
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Sgt Todd Gobbi - 12/16/98 15:41:00
My Email:gobbit@pendleton.usmc.mil
Sex/Age: M/24
City: MCAS Miramar
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: Oct 95 - Aug 96
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18
Comments:
Great Page! Sure miss the Lancers. Life is just not the same at 3d Maw headquarters. Semper FI Lancers.


J. T. HOUCHINS - 12/16/98 02:18:23
My Email:houchinsj@pendleton.usmc.mil
Sex/Age: M/28
City: SAN DIEGO
Dates attached to 212: 7/97-7/98
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
NICE WORK LANCERS. THANKS GO OUT TO: BIG ED, JEFFRO, MO(HOW'S THE BABY?) BOB (THE ONE WITH THE BIG NOSE!),AND MIKE 'PICK ME UP IN OSAKA' BAILEY CONDOLENCES TO THE KUDSIN FAMILY.


Edward Drude - 12/12/98 03:55:01
My Email:edrude@webtv.net
Sex/Age: M/70
City: Palm Harbor Fl.
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 46-48
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4U-4s
Comments:
This is a great site! My son told me about it after hearing about VMF-212 from me for many years. Enjoyed my job as aircraft mechanic at Cherry Point & Oak Grove N.C. under the command of Col.R.C.Hammond & Exec. O. D.J.Overen. Have many photos of the Corsairs & the old gang including Jim Jarvie,Walt Collins,Harold Rehorn & Jack Palmer. A printing of postage stamps featuring WW 2 aircraft includes the F4U-4 LD-21 which was flown by Lt.R.T.Taylor in the `46-`48 era. I love to hear the roar of the F4U that flies at the EAA air show in Lakeland Fl. every year! Keep up the great work on this site! Semper Fi!!


Edward Drude - 12/12/98 03:52:19
My Email:edrude@webtv.net
Sex/Age: M/70
City: Palm Harbor Fl.
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 46-48
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4U-4s
Comments:
This is a great site! My son told me about it after hearing about VMF-212 from me for many years. Enjoyed my job as aircraft mechanic at Cherry Point & Oak Grove N.C. under the command of Col.R.C.Hammond & Exec. O. D.J.Overen. Have many photos of the Cors irs & the old gang including Jim Jarvie,Walt Collins,Harold Rehorn & Jack Palmer. A printing of postage stamps featuring WW 2 aircraft includes the F4U-4 LD-21 which was flown by Lt.R.T.Taylor in the `46-`48 era. I love to hear the roar of the F4U that flies at the EAA air show in Lakeland Fl. every year! Keep up the great work on this site! Semper Fi!!


Edward Drude - 12/12/98 03:23:43
My Email:edrude@webtv.net
Sex/Age: M/70
City: Palm Harbor Fl.
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: `46 thru`48
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4U-4s
Comments:
This is a great site! My son told me about it after hearing about VMF-212 from me for many years! Enjoyed my job as aircraft mechanic at Cherry Point & Oak Grove N.C. under the command of Col.R.C.Hammond & Exec.O. D.J. Overen. Have many photos of the Corsairs & the old gang,including,Jim


Richard Elliott - 12/08/98 04:20:59
My Email:Alanreid1@aol.com
Sex/Age: M/41
City: San Diego
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES
Dates attached to 212: 4/79-/82
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4 J/S
Comments:
Great site, just dropped in to see if any familiar names have visited lately. I was attached to P/P and Q/A. Now fixing F/A-18s at NAS North Island (Civil Service). Semper Fi Lancer


COREY SMITH SGT - 12/02/98 10:49:32
My Email:STLRS10@AOL.COM
Sex/Age: M/24
City: SAN DIEGO
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES!!!!
Dates attached to 212: 94-97 (2 PUMPS)
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
NICE TO SEE THE PAGE. HI TO ALL THE OLD CREW LEFT AFTER THE PCS. SAY HI TO BOB "V", BRO, "BIG" FIG, HAMAN. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT "KUDDY".....GOOD GUY! ....CURRENTLY HIDING OUT IN VMFA-134 (E/S), MCAS MIRAMAR


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Col Bill Hansen - 11/26/98 22:59:20
My Email:pat_billhansen@msn.com
City: Marion, AL
Country: USA
Comments:
Jug, Nice Web Sight. S/F, Uncle Bill


Jeff Walker - 11/22/98 02:20:29
My Email:jp.walker.stp.mnwg.cap@juno.com
Sex/Age: Male/17
City: St. Paul
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Not Yet
Comments:
I enjoyed thpage. It is th most interesting Naval/Marine Aviation website I have visited. Thanks for taking the time to do a grat job


Rolland E. Windmueller - 11/19/98 20:32:58
My Email:rollywind@aol.com
Sex/Age: M/45
City: Montgomery Village
Country: USA
Comments:
My son now serves with the Lancers in Japan. Makes me proud!!


Phil "Quickdraw" Slaton - 11/19/98 01:52:34
My URL:http://www.pegasusproject.com
My Email:icon1@san.rr.com
Sex/Age: Sex: Yes Age: 55
City: San Diego, CA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Nope
Comments:
I drove F-4B/Js for the Nav. Believe it or not, I lost the toss of a coin; he got the Marine Corps and I got the Navy. During my time, Vietnam, the Marine Corps had their shit together and stayed away from Boats. Three cruises impressed me more and mor that long runways at night are best. Now the Navy can't hack it and needs the Corps to "Augment" the Nav's presence on their own boats. For ages, only the Marine Corps has taken the lead in doing it right. Semper Fi!


Ray Bickel - 11/17/98 18:51:27
My Email:rbickel@monterey.k12.ca.us
Sex/Age: Male 59
City: Monterey, CA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 1969-70
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J
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Ed Fuquay - 11/04/98 01:36:03
My Email:Ed_Fuquay@qmgate.cc.oberlin.edu
Sex/Age: male/ 43
City: Oberlin, Ohio
Country: U.S.A.
Comments:
Wonderful webpage


D. R. Haught - 10/26/98 04:45:30
My Email:Psychoret@aol.com
Sex/Age: M/38
City: Garden Grove, Ca.
Country: U.S.A.
Dates attached to 212: July 1996-August 1997
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18 C
Comments:
Good page. Hope all is well with the Lancers. Most others that moved them over are at Miramar now or East coast. Top Miehls and T-Bone are at Camp Pendleton AT the Helo Rag outfit. Keep on flying them and Happy Holidays. Hello to Iceman and family and to mokey.


Chuck Sparenberg - 10/22/98 03:53:59
My Email:posit@pilot.infi.net
Sex/Age: male/50
City: Virginia Beach, VA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 1972-1975
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4B & J
Comments:
The squadron received orders in early 72' to pack out and move to Da Nang, VN. The skipper, Col. Sfredo, said the orders stated we'd fly our first sortie in 48 hours....saying this while standing on the upper deck of the hanger at Kaneohe. We were in co ntry and winging along side our counterparts VMFA-115 ( I may be mistaken on the squadron number here), assisting in air support for the OV-10 spotters and ARMY forward observers in cessna's. It all happened so fast and very much like I say here, so much so that I hardly had landed in Da Nang that we were shelled, leaving small rocket frag holes thru-out our hanger just north of the revetments. I have pictures here of my troop buddies..we all stood perimeter tower watches around the hootches and the club house areas on mainside. I also have pictures of the holes from the small rocket frags in the hanger wall. (The walls were made of currogated metal!) There was a particular best friend I had made over there, his name was Kitt Ducey, hailed from the Chicago area, and he and I used to climb the mountains together, and play music back in Hawaii after we got back there. He played one mean harmonica!! I a so recall one Pat Ernst, a Sergeant, who owned an old 70' or 71' Triumph motorcycle, Bonneville model 650. I also owned an old bike over there, and helped organize the Wheels of Oahu M/C Club on the base...used to ride up in the firing range areas before it became a golf course..I think that's where it is anyway. Back to Da Nang; when I was there we also held many sandbag filling drills, shoring up all around our Flight Line shacks among the revetments, and erecting hip high firing walls around our hootches back in the quarters area. (Pictures of this too!) There was one specific incident when we were being shelled one evening from atop Monkey Mountain to the west, that this Gunny Reyes was up on the vertical stabilizer of a Phantom, changing an ALQ-100 antenna (it had been shot off...). The "incoming fire" claxon was a blaszin', and we - myself and the other line tech on the turtleback - had time to climb down the aircrew ladder and get underneath the aircraft for protection. The Gunny seemed to have panicked (sp) and jumped the 13 feet to the concrete dec , landing hard enough to break his leg. He laid there thru-out the bombardment, without being once hit by any fragging, but was later ceremoniously awarded the PH for bravery!!!!! A lot of us ended up resenting these so called personal awards and learn d to stay safe in all our further efforts during our stay in country. Even so far as to shoo out the mama-sans and baby-sans that lived underneath the perimeter towers around mainside every time we took the watch. I've recently begun to reminisce on these events, with some degree of warmth and appreciation for the comradarie, the sheer wonderment of the war around us at the time, and the level of confidence it has nurtured in me over the years. The old adage is so true....Once a Marine, Always a Marine!, and it applies also to the Lancers. SEMPER FI!!! I also have my coffee mug from the squadron, a huge white stein style mug, once replaced before you all left Kaneohe...my munchkins had dropped and broken the original one. With warm remembrances...I am yours truly, Former SSgt. Chuck Sparenberg


Lthar Chr. Noelling - 10/21/98 10:21:44
My Email:LCNOELLING@aol.com
Sex/Age: Man 47
City: Bad Berlburg
Country: Germany
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): no
Comments:
Can I became Photos from your F/A18, I fan of USMC and from the Strike Fighter Your friend from Germany Lothar Chr. Noelling Neue Str.11, D-57319 Bad Berebur


Sgt David M Ward - 10/21/98 04:57:00
My Email:dmward@usa.net
Sex/Age: Male 27
City: Escondido
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: Jan 92 - July 94
Aircraft Squadron was flying: Lot 11 F/A-18A's
Comments:
Been there done that. Best of luck to all who come, best of luck to all who stay and best of luck to those who choose to leave.


Brad Bollinger - 10/12/98 13:41:57
Sex/Age: m/17
City: Bowie,MD
Country: USA,Baby!
Comments:
I jave always wanted to fly jets.I hope someday I am able to. You guys have so much fun. Hoorah USMC!Swabbies suck!


j. van Duyn - 10/12/98 11:15:34
My Email:jvan_duyn@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: (allot) 19 male
City: Oldenzaal
Country: The Netherlands (Holland for idiots)
Comments:
Greatnix from 315 sq C.U. nice site


jim britton - 10/11/98 12:55:30
My Email:britton@bellatlantic.net
Sex/Age: m/37
City: bayville, nj
Country: usa
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 1981-1983
Aircraft Squadron was flying: f4-j/s
Comments:
had a strange dream this morning that i was back in the radar shop preparing to go to iwakuni.when i awoke i began a web search for vmfa 212, which is how i arrived here. good luck to all.


thomas conlin - 10/04/98 02:07:14
My Email:ofknight1@aol.com
City: oceanside, calif.
Country: usa
Dates attached to 212: n/a
Aircraft Squadron was flying: n/a
Comments:
I'd like to congradulate all of you on a nice web page. I used to be with VMAQ-2 PLAYBOYS FROM 6/26/80 TO 6/25/85 AND HAD A GREAT TIME with that squadron.Good luck in the future to you all and be safe. If you could e-mail me back and give me some info on VMAQ-2 , 0R 3, OR 4, I 'd greatly appreciate it. thanks guys semper fi sgt. thomas h. conlin ret.


SGT "Sly" Ealy - 09/30/98 21:34:21
My URL:http://who knows
My Email:squids wont give me one
Sex/Age: male/29 again
City: NAS Lemoore
Country: USA, Baby
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: Nov95-July98
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
Well gang CONUS IS all its cracked up to be. Although I still haven't received my TMO yet, I think the japs watched my TV for 2 months before shipping it. Settling down as an O lvl, AGFE, & C/C instructor and hope to expand to I lvl. TOO MANY SQUIDS HERE! ! Tell Barney to smack the AMO for me


BRAD ARMSTRONG - 09/28/98 11:46:09
My Email:brad@nt-tech>com>au
Sex/Age: M 34
City: 75SQN TINDAL
Country: AUSTRALIA
Comments:
Your Squadron helped us in the Power Plant shop during your stay here. Thanks Heaps!!! Hope to see you again next year. SPECIAL THANKS TO GySGT MARK CARON


Albert R. Swan - 09/25/98 10:06:26
My Email:capie@gte.com
Sex/Age: male / 48
City: Honolulu
Country: Hawaii / USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 8/69 to 12/72
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4Js
Comments:
It has been a long time never thought I would see a page like this. It was the best of times Cubi Point, Fish Eye. The worst of times Vietnam French Camp. Was part of airframes,hyd shop flightline, maint cont. Hello to Tom Langstom and Don Berndt. Still g t out to K-bay once in awhile. Nothing like those smoking J79s on final. F-18s just dont have it. That sound of power from one of the best fighter squardons. Good site keep it up.


CORPORAL FINLAY, RYAN M. - 09/24/98 22:50:16
My Email:RAN.FINLAY@WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Sex/Age: MALE/22
City: NEWBURGH
Country: U.S.
Dates attached to 212: MARCH 97-MARCH 98
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
WELL LANCERS I MUST SAY VMFA-212 MUST BE THE BEST SQUADRON IN THE MARINE CORPS.... IT CERTAINLY ISN'T VMGR-452. I FEEL PROUD TO WEAR MY LANCER JACKET, AND AM PROUD TO HAVE BEEN ONE. MY HEART GOES OUT TO MAJOR KUDSINS FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND FELLOW LANCERS. THE LOSS OF A FELLOW LANCER IS HARD FOR US ALL. HI SGT GREER AND THE REST OF THE OPS AND INTEL SHOPS. PARDON ME FOR NOT GETTING IN TOUCH SOONER. SEMPER-LANCER


Tom Rochford - 09/18/98 01:26:51
My Email:CrusaderF8@aol.com
Sex/Age: male/69
City: Memphis, TN
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 6/66-6/67 & 4/68-9/68
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F8D F8B&F4J
Comments:
Was XO in 66-67 And CO in 68 Last CO with F8s and First CO with F4. CO history is wrong. We were flying F4j when I was relieved as CO by Billy Fristch. He was second CO with F4s. Happy Flying


Eduardo Cavalcante - 09/15/98 22:45:36
Sex/Age: 29
City: São Paulo
Country: Brazil
Comments:
Fantastic


SGT TIM "HONAS" JONES - 08/31/98 04:09:51
My Email:TIMOTHY A JONES /VMFA-134/MAG-46/FOURTH MAW@MARINES
Sex/Age: YES/28
City: SAN DIEGO CA
Country: U.S. OF A
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): HELL YES
Dates attached to 212: OCT95-JUL98
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A 18/C
Comments:
HOW THE HELL IS EVERYBODY DOING?DROP A LINE SOMETIME.BY THE WAY THE USA IS GREAT,HAHAHA!!!!!


SGT TIM "HONAS" JONES - 08/31/98 04:07:02
My Email:TIMOTHY A JONES /VMFA-134/MAG-46/FOURTH MAW@MARINES
Sex/Age: YES/28
City: SAN DIEGO CA
Country: U.S. OF A
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): HELL YES
Dates attached to 212: OCT95-JUL98
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A 18/C
Comments:
HOW THE HELL IS EVERYBODY DOING?DROP A LINE SOMETIME.BY THE WAY THE USA IS GREAT,HAHAHA!!!!!


Thomas Caulfield - 08/29/98 00:52:45
My Email:Tcaulf7974@aol.com
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): no
Dates attached to 212: n/a
Comments:
Flew in VMFA122


Paul & Claudia Haggerty - 08/20/98 04:16:38
My Email:haggertypc@aol.com
Sex/Age: both up there-skys limit
City: Portland,OR
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No but Chuck is
Dates attached to 212: present day
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F18 Hornet
Comments:
Love ya! God Bless and keep you in his hands.


Skinner - 08/18/98 21:25:37
My Email:skinnr@concentric.net
Sex/Age: M/44
City: Jackson, MS
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): In an F-5 at a 6:00 position during ACM engagements during their Yuma dets
Aircraft Squadron was flying: Hornets
Comments:
Swoopenhozins & wifferdills! KEEP THE POWDER DRY! Tip of the ole hat to the Lancers... Great web site. Regards to SKULL


Col. M. T. Garrison, USMC (Ret.) - 08/15/98 05:49:31
My URL:http://NA
My Email:posse00@aol.com
Sex/Age: Male/67
City: Irvine, CA
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: NA
Aircraft Squadron was flying: NA
Comments:
Very nice web site!


Sgt Michelle Ross - 08/12/98 23:41:07
My Email:Jaded017@aol.com
Sex/Age: F/28
City: Kansas City
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 1991-1994
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A 18C
Comments:
This web page was a great idea. Although I still keep in contact with some of the Marines from the "good ol' days" it is always nice to hear from others. So all you Marines that find my name familiar E-mail me. Semper Fi!


Bob Miecznikowski - 08/04/98 03:06:53
My Email:rski@kca.net
Sex/Age: Male/58
City: Waterloo, IA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): no
Comments:
Former VMA 211 A4 jock. Spent a little time in Iwakunie is T Harry's still there? Hope you all are getting in good flying time and keeping the world safe.


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Pratt - 07/24/98 04:55:40
My Email:brokensoul79@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: M/15
City: Anoka
Country: Minnesota
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): I wish
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
I know that the lancers served with great profficency in the Gulf war and all the many other Wars. And I know it helps when you are/were flying aircraft like the F4U Corsair, F-8 Crusader, F-4 Phantom and *F/A-18 Hornet*. I know the F/A-18 is very capabl and for all the Air Force pilots that take a look at this writing the F/A-18C could waste the F-16 anytime, anywhere.


James Kilmartin - 07/18/98 15:26:52
My Email:JimmyKil@msn.com
Sex/Age: M/48
City: Bethel, CT
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: TAD June - July 69
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4-J
Comments:
Was TAD for a month, then went back to VMFA-235 (7/69 - 12/70) PowerPlants. Remember Hi Power turn-ups across the runway at K-Bay ?, Birds with black radomes had no radar at first, 212 fuel pit fire Oct 70, VMFA-122 came from Nam? the liberty buses to and from Ft. DeRussy, Hangin out down at the "Ki", the McDonalds in Kailua, late night trips to the Kaneohe Bakery for those little cheesecakes ? Great times, good friends ... best time of my life !!!


thomas tye - 07/16/98 06:53:34
My Email:jacktye@ridgenet.net
Sex/Age: m/30
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): no
Dates attached to 212: n/a
Aircraft Squadron was flying: n/a
Comments:

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Great site you have here! Please stop by and visit the Green Lizards of Attack Squadron 95.
We've posted over 100 great Intruder photos including many one-of-a-kind research and development pics.


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sgt c.m. frey - 07/01/98 03:26:58
My Email:mggnu@sprynet.com
Sex/Age: m/21
City: charlotte
Country: us
Dates attached to 212: 16 june 98
Comments:
MY NAME IS SGT FREY. I AM CURRENTLY SERVING WITH HMM-263 IN J'VILLE N.C. I WILL BE INBOUND FOR 212 ON THE 15TH OF JUNE. semper fi


Tim McCormick - 06/28/98 18:16:56
My Email:arkansastim@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: m/20
City: MCAS Miramar, San Diego, Ca.
Country: U.S.A.
Dates attached to 212: 05/27/97-05/29/98
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C Hornet
Comments:
212 is a great squadron, lots of good people to party with (especially in powerline). I hope ya'll have a good time on your 3 month deployement. I'm going to Norway in a few months with VMFA-134, But its only for two weeks. Thats all I'll do for the whole year. I had a hell of a time with 212 during that year. We worked our butts off, but we partied even harder.


Boo Boo - 06/24/98 03:38:19
My Email:BooBekken@aol.com
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Ohhh YEAH!!!
Dates attached to 212: Jun 1993 - July 1997
Comments:
LOVE the web site!! But you GOTTA get that picture of Gracie flying off the boat in the rag outta there!! Lancer Fidelis! Boo^2


Tom Langston - 06/22/98 03:54:46
My Email:tkl@concentric.net
Sex/Age: M/49
City: St. Louis, MO
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 8/69 to 7/71
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4J II
Comments:
Thanks for the site! It brought back some really great memories. I started my 2 years of duty with 212 twenty nine years ago this August and I regularly think about how important that time was to me. I'll never forget watching the sun come up (or as we used to say, the Marines from Camp Pendleton were pushing it up) over the Pali Mountain Range as we did our morning pre-flights. Ahh - the good old days!


James Jones - 06/09/98 17:45:39
My URL:http://http://www.marforres.usmc.mil/webpages.nsf/3153bd9585ca900386256569006b9da1/383b82c4af51142b862 66180060291a?OpenDocument
My Email:jejones@marforres.usmc.mil
Sex/Age: M/36
City: Martins Ferry
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: N/A
Aircraft Squadron was flying: N/A
Comments:
My brother's with 212. We were both stationed at Miramar in adjoining units (Him with a real one (121) and me not...(MAG46, not 134)), then transferred...him to 212 and me to Wpns 3/25.


CabassCruz - 06/05/98 00:08:31
My URL:http://reocities.com/capecanaveral\hangar\6966
My Email:cruz96@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: 20/m
City: Severn MD
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: may '97 - may '98
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A 18C
Comments:
Thanks for a great year!!! San Diego is great. My new unit is OK and Im eating Mikee D's. Im happy. See ya some time in the future. Former LCPL Cruz: PFC Cruz now!!


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Colonel Jim "Red Dog" Collins - 06/02/98 20:50:25
My Email:reddog@san.rr.com
Sex/Age: M/54
City: San Diego
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: '80-'83, '90-92
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4S&J, F/A-18C
Comments:
Great page...keep the info coming! I've got lots of incriminating photos, if you need some. Semper Lancer, Red Dog


E.C. SNYDER II - 06/02/98 11:01:25
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES
Dates attached to 212: 96-PRESENT
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-18
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Adam Rudnicki - 06/02/98 07:13:32
My Email:Marine1010@aol.com
Sex/Age: 27
City: San Diego
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: N/A
Aircraft Squadron was flying: N/A
Comments:


Santo Adamo - 05/30/98 21:26:13
My Email:chief45@forspeed.com
Sex/Age: male - 50 years
City: Westover, Pa.
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No - VMF232
Dates attached to 212: 70/71
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4J
Comments:
Semper Fi Marines, I enjoyed my visit to your site. How are the bars in Iwakuni?


Ernie 'Ernesto' Sprout - 05/27/98 02:15:59
My Email:boomer6531@earthlink.net
Sex/Age: Male/33
City: North Hills
Country: CA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 82-86
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4S
Comments:
Best squadron I was ever with. I also served next to you guys during Desert Storm with 232. Once a Lancer (JJ's Welldiggers), always a Lancer. IYAOYAS!!!!


Dana R. Haught - 05/24/98 04:45:42
My Email:psychoret@aol.com
Sex/Age: Male/38
City: Garden Grove, Ca.
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: July96-August97
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/a-18C
Comments:
Good page. Just getting into the web. How is the squadron doing? Hope things are going well. Keep up the good work. Good Luck!


Alex Chan - 05/23/98 05:05:05
My Email:aldchan@pacbell.net
Sex/Age: M/26
City: Los Angeles
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 90-95
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
Brings back a lot of good memories. Airframers are God's miracle workers. FIFIFIL...


Doyle Humphries - 05/19/98 18:12:57
My Email:grunny@flash.net
Sex/Age: 36
City: Arlington, TX
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No, Will be August 98
Comments:
I will soon become a Lancer's. My orders are for August 1998 report date. I will be reporting on one year unaccompany. My monitor did me a favor and is going to let me retire from Iwakuni. Nice guy huh? I have tried to contact GySgt Caron is it possib e to get this message to him? I not sure if he is receiving my e-mail. Mark if you get this e-mail as soon as you can. We are leaving for Alaska next tuesday and when I get back I will start packing to transfer over. Also will it be possible to get a m iling address? Thanks, Semper fi Doyle


Richard Elliott - 05/17/98 08:21:44
My Email:Alanreid1@aol.com
Sex/Age: m/40
City: Poway, CA
Dates attached to 212: 4/79-4/82
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4N & F4S
Comments:
I have a couple of deployment books with good pics if you would like to add some to the site. I was in P/P (ANCOIC) QA Mids in Iwakuni and attached to H&MS-24 P/P & QA


LTC (R) Keith "Caballero" Gay - 05/15/98 19:43:36
My Email:colreb@snowhill.com
Sex/Age: M/45
City: Dothan
Country: US
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: Jan '80-Jan '83
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4S
Comments:
Enjoyed the site and catching up on Lancer news. Best to all past,present,future Lancers and wishing those of you in Iwakuni, safe voyage on your WestPac tour. S/Fi, Caballero


LCPL SANDRA MCGUIRE - 05/13/98 21:18:44
Sex/Age: 22/F
City: MCAS EL TORO
Country: USA
Comments:
GREETINGS FROM VMFAT 101. THIS IS THE NICEST HOMEPAGE I'VE SEEN. SAY HELLO TO CPL BURKE (GSE) FOR ME.


Mike Villa - 05/12/98 22:42:20
Sex/Age: male
City: Conroe, TX
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: Jan 88- Jul 91
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4's then F-18's
Comments:
I was with the unit during the transition from f-4's to f-18's. I worked in aircraft maint. admin. I made some life long buddies. Unfortunately it's hard to keep in touch. Edwards, Huezo, Hruby, Jammin Johnson. If you guys are out there. WRITE! Lets party one more time together in 2001(ten years). PS. We kicked ass in Desert Storm.


Scott 'bakes' Baker - 05/12/98 03:19:38
My Email:hornet@wmol.com
Sex/Age: M/27
City: Holland, MI
Country: USA!!
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No VMFA-232
Dates attached to 212: May 90-Feb 93
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
Semper Fi from an old Red Devil VMFA-232'da screw' How's your livers doing Charneicki and Miller T+A? Cool web site. It brought back a lot of memories of Hawaii, Desert Storm, and that first West Pac! The best friends that you'll ever have are Marines Powerline kicked ass and FROGS DO FLY!(in Kaneohe) Have a beer at Terry's for me and smack Bama.


GySgt Chiechi, L. USMCR - 05/11/98 14:58:42
My Email:chiechl@rockvax. rockefeller.edu
Sex/Age: Male
City: NY City
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No
Comments:
Seper Fi Marines, keep up the good work. Keep me posted on squadrons events and pictures.


Scott J. Parker - 05/03/98 11:13:14
My Email:cptalent@erols.com
Sex/Age: male/33
City: Voorhees, NJ
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): N/VFMA 312, Beaufort, SC
Comments:
Nice site.


CAPT Chris Schuyler, MSC USN - 05/03/98 01:19:50
My Email:schuyler@adnc.com
Sex/Age: M/44
City: Chula Vista, CA
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4S & F/A-18A
Comments:
Was attached to MAG-24 as the Aeromedical Safety Officer from Mar 87 - Apr 90. Received a couple of backseats in the F-4S.


A C Schilling - 04/30/98 05:49:59
My Email:poorpete@aol.com
Sex/Age: m/51
City: Boca Raton, Fl.
Dates attached to 212: 10/67-10/69
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F8 and NEW F4J's
Comments:
Have many times thought of my tour with the lancers and all the fine people it was my honor to know.


Wm. Riggin - 04/27/98 19:51:40
My Email:monerai@aol.com
Sex/Age: M/55
City: Carterville, IL
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No
Comments:
Semper Fi from ex grunt, 1991-94. Builder/owner/pilot of Acro-Sport II biplane & Monerai sailplane. trade rides ???


thomas tye - 04/26/98 04:27:30
My URL:http://www.ridgenet.net/~jacktye/greenlizard.html
My Email:jacktye@ridgenet.net
City: Ca
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: n/a
Aircraft Squadron was flying: n/a
Comments:


Carolyn Church - 04/12/98 00:38:27
My Email:mcchurch@ipa.net
Sex/Age: f/43
City: Fayetteville, AR
Country: USA
Comments:
Need address of LCLP Kesner, stationed Iwakuni with VMFA-AW 314, if you can be any help, I would appreciate it very much. Any info would be helpful. Thanks


Mark Jackson - 04/10/98 14:22:10
My Email:mark-jackson@ti.com
Sex/Age: M/45
City: McKinney
Country: Tx
Dates attached to 212: 10/73-12/74
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4J
Comments:
My brother pointed out this home page to me. Great job of putting this together. I was an electrician at Kaneohe. Had a great time in Hawaii. I worked with Sgt Dan Gallagher and others. Had lots of friends from VMFA-235 Electric Shop. Jot me a note f you think you might have known me. My business e-mail is above and my home e-mail is markjaxn@texoma.net


Michael Donegan - 04/08/98 02:54:16
My URL:http://MEMBERS.AOL.COM/NAVYDAZE/INDEX.HTML
My Email:NAVYDAZE@aol.com
City: FREMONT
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): NO
Dates attached to 212: N/A
Aircraft Squadron was flying: NA
Comments:
I have yet to do a painting of an F-18. But what the heck why not a Marine Squadron. If you don't mind I would like to use your squadron insignia for my next painting. Mike


R.W. Thornton - 04/03/98 12:59:28
My Email:rwt7@gateway.net
Sex/Age: male/54
City: St. Charles
Country: USA
Comments:
GREAT HOME PAGE! Our son, Staff Sargent Mark W. Thornton, better know as "Thorndog" is attached to the "Lancer's Squadron in Japan.


JOHN HEYER - 04/02/98 19:18:58
My Email:JHHEYER@AOL.COM
Sex/Age: MALE 52
City: OKLAHOMA CITY
Country: USA
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4
Comments:
WAS WITH 1ST BATTALION 5TH MARINES & 2ND COMBINED ACTION GROUP, I CORPS RVN, 1968 & 69.


Adam J. Harrell - 04/01/98 13:16:13
My Email:adamjenn@ymg.urban.ne.jp
Sex/Age: Male/31
City: Iwakuni
Country: Japan
Dates attached to 212: 971210
Comments:
I am currently stationed with VMFA-212, as an Aviation Electrician.


childress - 04/01/98 04:57:11
My Email:compact@pacbell.net
City: costa mesa,ca.
Country: us
Comments:
this messsage is for sgt. gary griffey. I sent this sight an e-mail for him. could you try to get it to him if it isn't too much trouble. thanks alot.


R & L WILD - 04/01/98 01:11:50
My Email:rwild@datastream.net
City: Dexter
Comments:
Our son is a Lancer, in Japan, at the moment!


Maj Rob Akin - 03/31/98 02:06:13
My Email:akinr1@mfp.usmc.mil
Sex/Age: Male / 33
City: Kailua Hawaii
Country: USA
Comments:
Great Web Sight. Enjoyed visiting you this spring.


LtCol Ray Adamiec - 03/30/98 20:08:08
My Email:rcadamiec@prodigy.net
City: Camp Smith Hawaii
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 1977-1980
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J F-4S
Comments:
Great to see this page. I was fortunate to have served with Lancers such as LtGen Howell, MGen Nyland, Col Tullos, Col Reitsch, Col Staack, Col Cote, Col Schlaich and too many others to list including some of the most dedicated enlisted Marines I've kno n. It was a great team with great leaders. Those were and these are " THE GOOD OL DAYS". Enjoy them.


Michael Hruby - 03/22/98 07:16:05
My URL:http://www.luxurycarts.com
My Email:luxcarts@lava.net
Sex/Age: Male/29
City: Mililani
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: August '88/ November '92
Aircraft Squadron was flying: FA/18
Comments:
I was assigned to VMFA-212 during the transition to FA/18's. I was deployed with the Lancers during Desert Shield/Storm/Calm. I worked in the Flight Equipment Shop under SSGT Smith and GYSGT Ramirez. Both were excellent Marines and leaders for which I wil never forget. I reside in Hawaii and would like to locate any of my former "Lancer Buddies" CPL Hruby


Kent Newton - 03/21/98 23:52:49
My Email:ken_dog@msn.com
Sex/Age: M/31
City: Cherry Point, NC
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No
Comments:
Hi ya, Mark and Holly. See you around Oct. with Q-3


Mark Pearce - 03/21/98 06:03:50
My Email:pearcem@lightspeed.net
Sex/Age: male/30 yrs
City: Tulare
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): NO
Dates attached to 212: Never
Comments:
I was stationed at Beaufort S.C from 1987-1991. I was attached to VMFA-333 during this time.


SAM 'N' GAIL RIDDLES - 03/21/98 02:23:17
My URL:hcnews.com http//htt//
City: granbury, tx
Country: THE GREATEST
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): NO
Comments:
HEKKO MARK N HOLLY N GIRLS,,HAVE A GREAT TOUR IN JAPAN.......


Jim & Jan Dea - 03/20/98 19:40:19
My Email:deadreamer@ibm.net
Sex/Age: M/F 60/!
City: Yuma, AZ
Country: USA
Comments:
OO-RAH Mark and Holly Thornton; have a safe and prosperous tour with one of the Corps best.


Johan van Duyn - 03/17/98 11:26:00
My Email:jvan_duyn@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: allot ! (male) 18
City: Oldenzaal
Country: the Netherlands
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): NO
Comments:
YAH , COOL HOMEPAGE


Mueller,Rainer - 03/16/98 21:50:08
My Email:Muerainer@aol.com
Sex/Age: M/36
City: Spenge
Country: Germany
Comments:
A great unit with a great aircraft!


Jackie Allain - 03/14/98 18:27:30
My URL:http://www.tecinfo.com/~jta/mypowmia.htm
My Email:jta@tecinfo.com
Sex/Age: F/32
Country: US
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No
Comments:
Great Site Guys!!! I enjoyed the visit!.........


willie timms - 03/11/98 01:15:57
My Email:williedonnatimms@attworlldnet.com
City: fort worth
Country: texas
Dates attached to 212: proud dts of may97-dec97
Aircraft Squadron was flying: hornet
Comments:
To all the Lancer family ,"OOH RAH and Welcome back." I believe that is my correct e-mail address.Just wanted to say thank you for letting me be a part of your family.Feel free to drop us a line.Once a LANCER always a LANCER.


ATLAS - 03/04/98 22:17:09
My Email:RK212@aol.com
Sex/Age: WHENEVER I CAN
City: LA LA LAND
Country: LAND OF FREE
Dates attached to 212: 96/97
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-A/18
Comments:
OH HAVING 16 DAYS OFF PER MONTH AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE TO SPEND ALL THIS MONEY REALLY SUCKS...... UNITED - THE ONLY WAY TO FLY !!!!!!


Kyle Elliott - 03/04/98 01:08:01
My Email:kajkce@1000islands.net
Sex/Age: Male 37
City: Watertown N.Y.
Country: U.S.A.
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES
Dates attached to 212: March82-DEC86
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4
Comments:
Good site Inever dreamed I'd be doing this or seeing a web site from the best squadron I was ever Attached to.I'd like to say hi and semper fi to all past and future lancers.by yhe way I was an ordnanceman with alot of good people.


Mark Thornton - 03/02/98 10:51:35
My Email:thorndog@ymg.urban.ne.jp
Sex/Age: Male/30
City: Iwakuni
Country: Japan
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 9801 - Present
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-18/C
Comments:


Jack L. Reed - 02/28/98 17:37:37
My Email:jreed@hsnp.com
Sex/Age: M 72
City: Hot Springs, AR
Country: US
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): N...
Comments:
Just stumbled on your web site. from a retired marine who flew with 323 and MAG11 (5) VN fracus. See you at the MCAA in Ft Worth in September. jlr


Candina - 02/27/98 16:35:08
My Email:killiac@kirby.dsc.k12.ar.us
Sex/Age: Female/18
City: Kirby
Country: US
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No
Comments:


Sgt John Douglass - 02/27/98 02:30:10
My Email:pritzy@earthlink.net
Sex/Age: M/26
City: MCAS El Toro
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): YES
Dates attached to 212: 93 / 96
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18
Comments:
Sure miss the ol'gang...just not the same here. There isn't anyone here that can party like the LANCERS!!!! SEMPER FI! nb: if anyone can get a msg to Sgt. Gary Griffey, please pass along this email address to him... from John and Paige. Thx.


CDR "K.B." Sherman, USNR (Ret.) - 02/26/98 20:13:47
My Email:71446.1454@compuserve.com
Sex/Age: M/51
City: North Grafton, MA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): N/spent 70-71 at MCAS Iwakuni
Aircraft Squadron was flying: Lots of A-4s, F-4s
Comments:
Stationed aboard MCAS Iwakuni 70-17 with Navy VP-1, flying the P-3B. Iwakuni was _loaded_ with Navy and Marine Corps aviation: A-4, F-4, F-8, P-2, P-3, A-6, C-130, C-117, even C-45. Had to have a reservation just to get ramp space to park overnight. Staged into Cam Rahn Bay, RVN, every 3 or 4 days: 10 days in-country; 3-4 days back at Iwakuni, 10 days in-country, etc. for six months at a t me. VP-1 flew "Market Time": we went out fat, dumb, nervous, and unarmed in our P-3s looking for the bad guys' infiltrator trawlers sneaking down the coast from North Vietnam or China. Pentagon wouldn't let us carry weapons as this was judged to be "too provocative." So when we found a bad guy he'd shoot at us and we'd dodge and beat feet and call for fire support. Very strange war. Met a lot of Marine Corps fighter and attack types (212 guys?); really tore-up the O and E Clubs. Lots of memories.


Lcpl Angel D. CabassaCruz - 02/23/98 10:49:29
My URL:http://reocities.com/capecanaveral/hangar/6966
My Email:cruz96@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: Male/19
City: Severn,MD
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: June 97-present
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
Thank you For a great DET in Thailand. I had lots and lots of fun.


m.r. berndt - 02/21/98 02:05:48
My Email:theberndts@worldnet.att.net
Sex/Age: m/50
City: norfolk, va
Country: usa
Comments:
while never a member of 212, my brother was in the early 70's in vietnam. i am a marine brigadier general (just selected for majgen) assigned to usacom.


David Hewitt - 02/20/98 19:22:38
My URL:http://members.aol.com/dhewitt57/index.html
My Email:DHewitt57@aol.com
Sex/Age: M/21
City: Huntsville, AL
Country: USA
Comments:
Hello, I checked out the page to see what was up. I had friend who was a pilot in VMFA-212 during Desert Storm. He retired from the Marines a couple years ago, but I hear he's still flying. His name is Greg Wilson, when I knew him he was a Captain. I have si ce lost contact with him, but I wondered if someone here knew how to contact him.


Msgt (Ret) Gerald R. Baxter - 02/19/98 09:25:20
My Email:thegreatbaxtini@mailcity.com
Sex/Age: Male/46yrs and still counting
City: Grand Prairie
Country: Texas
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: Jan91 to Sept93
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A18C
Comments:
Just thought I'd check in and see how you snapperheads are doing. T.J Maflin, you still there? Aloha and Semper Fi to the Corps finest. The Great Baxtini


Doug Sauber - 02/16/98 23:00:43
My Email:dsauber@asheboro.com
Sex/Age: male/35
City: Asheboro
Country: USA
Comments:
I am searching for information on the Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni. Could you give me any information on a home page for the base if they have one. Any other info would be appreciated. Thank You, Doug


Chuck Kelly - 02/15/98 02:54:05
City: Korat
Country: Thailand
Aircraft Squadron was flying: Mighty Hornet
Comments:
Hey Lancer family. Just checking in from Thailand on deployment. The flying is great, and the Lancers are continuing to forge ahead as the pointy end of the spear. Semper Fi, and Semper Lancer. Grace


Joe Besse,CTOC,Ret. - 02/14/98 19:05:50
My URL:http://members.aol.com/sixbysixcm/JB.html
My Email:joebesse@aol.com
Sex/Age: Male, Not old enough
City: Scott, LA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No
Comments:
I am a retired Chief Cryptologic Technician, "O" brancher. I served with COMNAVFE in Yokosuka from 1955 to 1956. Loved Japan. Hope to visit my son-in-law SSGT Randy Cecale and daughter Judy and granddaughter Courtney later this summer. They are stationed t MCAS Iwakuni. Presently a photographer.


Lcpl Steve Hudgeons - 02/12/98 02:20:54
My Email:SHudgeons@aol.com
Sex/Age: M/20
City: Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
Country: US
Dates attached to 212: N/A
Aircraft Squadron was flying: N/A
Comments:
Just passing through. I work for Crash Crew at MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Good job on the web page. SEMPER FI


2nd Lt C A Fry - 02/10/98 01:44:29
My Email:CFry860419@aol.com
Sex/Age: male/27
City: Pensacola, Fl
Country: US
Comments:
I am currently attached to MATSG and would like to know if there is a stash job available, if not drop me a line and let me know what it is like in VMFA 212. Thanks C A Fry


Diane Noonan Morey - 02/08/98 18:10:24
My Email:dmorey@primenet.com
Sex/Age: F/58
City: Phoenix, AZ
Country: USA
Comments:
Another way to keep in touch with family. Thanks!


Roger W Setlemyer - 02/07/98 18:21:30
My Email:Settole@IBM.Net
Sex/Age: Male 48
City: Daly City CA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 1974 to 1976
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J
Comments:
Its great to be back home. Im a Retired M/Sgt USMC. I was a S/Sgt in VMFA 212, NCOIC of Seat Shop. With Burgos,Rhodes, and Parks. Good and Bad Times,212 is the best Simper Fi Im looking for a Squadron Patch does any one have any Info.


Carolyn Ring - 02/05/98 02:14:05
My Email:carolyn_ring@msn.com
Sex/Age: F/55
City: Woodridge
Country: USA
Comments:
My son is a Lancer!


Dave Murray - 02/03/98 00:25:26
My URL:http://members.aol.com/soarngduv/Dave.htm
My Email:xdave43@injersey.com
Sex/Age: M/51
City: Hazlet, NJ
Comments:
Great Page and "Welcome Home" brother. Wishing you Good Luck as we go forward in the Sight Fights


Sgt Don C. Berndt - 01/30/98 13:17:31
My Email:dcberndt@bellatlantic.net
Sex/Age: M/47
City: Phila, PA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: Dec '71 thru Apr '74
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4J Phantom II
Comments:
Great times with the guys of 212 at Kaneohe and DaNang. Radar Shop Crew leader. My brother Marty,BrigGen M.R. Berndt was CO of 24th MEU and led his marines during the extraction of USAF Capt Scott O'Grady from Bosnia, June '95. I really enjoy these sites. Keep up the good work Marines!


DeChaine, Jacob - 01/30/98 10:29:34
My Email:www.arkansastim@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: m/19
City: Siloam Springs, Ar.
Country: U.S.A.
Dates attached to 212: July, '97-???
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
no matter what anyone says this squadron is one of the best in the Marine Corps today. Semper Lancer Lance Corporal Jacob A. DeChaine


Sgt Pete Nelson - 01/28/98 02:12:11
My Email:nelsonp@clb.usmc.mil
Sex/Age: M/22
City: Beaufort, SC
Country: USA
Comments:
Nice site. I'm trying to puy one together for my squadron (VMFA-122) right now. We have the site, but we're running off the Base server (enough said). Just wanted to let you know you have a good site. 122 will be over there in July...see you then, fly afe.


Matt Jacobs - 01/20/98 20:19:03
My Email:matt.jacobs@natinst.com
Sex/Age: M/35
City: Austin
Country: US
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: Dec 84-Jan 88
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4S
Comments:
Wow -- great to see that the squadron is still flying! I was in w/c 620 for a little over three years. I had it lucky -- just deployed to Iwakuni and was stationed in Kaneohe Bay. Still, it could be worse, you could be in Yuma... Keep 'em flyin', Matt


Sgt. Dan R. Webb - 01/18/98 23:40:16
My Email:dwebb@dzikansas.com
Sex/Age: M / 50
City: Riverton, KS
Country: USA
Comments:
Outstanding Job Marines ! As a former member of VMFA-531, Grey Ghosts, I was very proud to have been able to look at the pictures that you have posted on your site. I have placed one of the F4 pictures on my desktop. It has never looked better ! Do Marines Cry ? YES. I became teary eyed as I perused the picture gallary. Many thanks to Randy Cecale, who is currently serving proudly with VMFA-212, for tellling me about this Web Site. SEMPER FI MARINES !


KATSUSHI OHKUBO - 01/16/98 07:43:18
My Email:ohkubo@ymg.urban.ne.jp
Sex/Age: male / 29
City: IWAKUNI
Country: JAPAN
Aircraft Squadron was flying: VP-8 JMSDF
Comments:
If feasible show me your aircraft.


Matt Ring - 01/12/98 02:38:16
My Email:mring@siu.edu
Sex/Age: m/26
City: Murphysboro, IL
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: Jan 93(not 92)-Mar 96
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
Airframers, Miracle Workers-same thing.


Matt Ring - 01/11/98 03:45:35
My Email:mring@siu.edu
Sex/Age: m/26
City: Murphysboro
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: Jan 92-Mar 96
Aircraft Squadron was flying: Hornets
Comments:
Lancer airframes are the hardest working people in the world. Once an airframer, always an airframer.


Cpl John VanValkenburg - 01/10/98 21:52:45
My Email:johnnyr@mail.islc
Sex/Age: m/23
City: Beaufort, SC
Country: USA
Comments:
Howdy. I am in VMFA-312 Airframes. The Best F18 Squadron EVER!!! SEMPER FI!!!


Lcl Cabassacruz - 01/10/98 09:21:51
My URL:http://reocities.com/capecanaveral/hangar/6966
My Email:cruz96@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: m/20
City: Severn, Maryland
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: june97........
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
Great page guys, keep up the good work!!!!!!!


Paul J. Riecke - 01/10/98 06:39:50
My Email:pjriecke@humboldt1.com
Sex/Age: Male/44 years
City: Eureka
Country: U.S.A.
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No
Comments:
Greetings from an old Air Wing S-2. Hope that your skies are clear, your birds are fast, and may the Lord keep the bogies off your six.


Chuck "Grace" Kelly - 01/08/98 13:45:58
My Email:lancers@reocities.com
Comments:
Keep up the great comments and check out the RANK MY SITE / GeoGuide on the Menu and Welcome Pages.


kyle hatt - 01/01/98 21:07:59
My Email:daffy@vermontel
Sex/Age: M/12
City: Springfield, Vt
Country: USA
Comments:


Tim Loftus - 12/30/97 22:51:37
My Email:Tjjr@aol.com
Sex/Age: M/44
City: Louisville, KY
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: '78-'80
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J, Super J & S
Comments:
Greetings to all Lancer's past & present. I served in '212 while it was under the command of (then) LtCol J.D. Howell. He's a LtGen now and I'm a retired MSgt. I still keep in touch with J.D. Loucks, another former '212 guy. He was my Assistant NCOIC while I was a Corporal in Radar Shop. There's another guy who used to be the NCOIC of Metal Shop, named Carey Depew. He was a SSgt at the time. He's a retired MSgt now working for Lockheed in Marietta, GA. Anybody who cares to, e-mail me or send a letter to 521 Vineleaf Dr. Louisville, KY 40222. Take care and Happy New Year! Tim Loftus


Bob "Da Gunny" Parker USMC Ret. "Marine Air Wing" - 12/30/97 19:07:44
My Email:Parker_Robert%PAX5A@mr.nawcad.navy.mil
Sex/Age: Male/41 or 287 in "Devil Dog" years
City: WALDOOORF , Maryland
Country: United States of America
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Y "Short Timer" Cheap Charlie waiting "Da Screw 232" return fm Iwakuni
Dates attached to 212: April 1982 to May 1982 in K-Bay, Hangar 3, Roadside, Seat Shop
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4 "Super J's" 555 Air cond, but No! Slats or Stall Fences Yet!
Comments:
OOOoooRAHH!!! LANCERRRS!!! A lot of my former Aloha-Marine Buddies were "Lancers" of course we were all "Bay Qual'd" together (ask a old Hawaii Marine). Being an Red Devil made this hard, but we were all fond of each other why would we refer to each other as the "Girls Next-Door!". We also had some really shady (7yrs is up now) personnel/ACFT transfers that made 214 Black Sheep actions look like a Cub Scout Pack! Next FOD walk starting fm the Mals side look down on the concrete about midway across the line you will notice a hugh grey area. Back in 1982 Da Screw 232 painted a Hugh Red Screw on the flightline, so "BIG" that our Pilots could see it in their break ov r the field. The Grp CO(Grand-Pa Col. La Croy)ordered us fix it! "So we did!" We painted a hugh Grey Screw on top of it! I hope and Pray "All You Lancers" are well and your families are getting climatize in Iwakuni. We are All very Proud of your work over there! GOD BLESS ALL!!! Come Home Safely!! P.S. Tell Smilely send me a "double fry rice" to GO!


J.D. Loucks - 12/30/97 18:53:28
My Email:jdloucks@aol.com
Sex/Age: M/42
City: East Jewett,NY
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: Aug 76 - Jul 80
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J & F-4S
Comments:
This is a great idea. Hopefully more former Lancers will stumble across this. Hawaii was great then and the unit rotations to Iwakuni tolerable. Thanks to the great group of Marines that were there at the time. Especially our C.O.. Has anyone else followe the career of LtCol J.D. Howell??? We always knew he was going places...


Lcpl Walters - 12/29/97 20:19:35
My URL:http://www.angelfire.com/ca/bzerk
My Email:jkooler@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: male 24
City: 29 palms
Country: US OF A
Dates attached to 212: last year
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
Captin Kelly, Sir that is anawsome page what editor did you use? Or did you do stright HTML code? Check mine out at the address above and send me some hints if you have the time sir. Best wishes for the holidays Semper Fi Lcpl Walters


Kenzo Mori - 12/29/97 18:19:30
My Email:batman-5@kb3.so-net.or.jp
Sex/Age: male/25
City: Sasebo
Country: Nagasaki
Comments:
It's really cool.


Tom Rochford - 12/28/97 19:42:47
My Email:CrusaderF8@aol.com
Sex/Age: m/69
City: Cordova (Memphis)
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: 6-66/6-67 & 4-68/9-68
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F8D F8B & F4j
Comments:
At Kaneohe both times Was Exec and later C.O. with first F4Js. " Good Hunting "


Saylors - 12/28/97 10:53:00
Comments:


SSgt Kirk Warman - 12/22/97 03:20:02
My Email:kirkwarman@sprintmail.com
Sex/Age: M/33
City: San Diego
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: Ops Chief Dec 95-Jul 97
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C
Comments:
Hi ya'll, miss the Lancers and Japan very much. It is true - Once a Lancer always a Lancer. Now I'm in VMFA-134 at Miramar. Semper Fi Lancers.


Jim Mago - 12/20/97 04:51:25
My Email:Larrikin@Prodigy.net
Sex/Age: M/54
City: Irving, TX
Country: USA
Dates attached to 212: VMFA 312/115
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F4B
Comments:
Backed into your very well done home page looking for "VMFA". I imagine Iwakuni has changed a lot since I visited there. All my tactical aircraft now are mounted on pedestals outside the main gates of bases around the world! Semper Fi !


lcp walters - 12/20/97 03:29:07
My URL:http://www.angelfire.com/ca/bzerk
My Email:jkooler@hotmail.com
Sex/Age: male/24
City: 29 palms
Country: usa
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): yes
Dates attached to 212: 961224/971211
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F18
Comments:
To all the lancers, Hello. I am currently enjoying my leave and just wanted to say hello and give you my e-mail address and my web page url. Semper Fi Lcpl Walters


Jo - 12/18/97 14:54:17
My Email:kellyten@icr.com.au
Sex/Age: female 32
City: Toowoomba
Country: Australia
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No
Comments:
Lancers seem to be very attractive and very Sexy kinds of guys. (Jo and Stu know what it said originally)


Adam Wallman - 12/18/97 14:42:22
My Email:wallman@iwk0.attnet.or.jp
Sex/Age: Male/20
City: Janesville
Dates attached to 212: 9711 to Pres
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-18
Comments:


STUART SAYLOR - 12/18/97 14:16:36
My Email:gsaylor@iwk0.attnet.or.jp
Sex/Age: male/32
City: Iwakuni
Country: Japan
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yes
Dates attached to 212: 950902-PRES
Aircraft Squadron was flying: FA-18
Comments:
The Lancers Rule The Skys Of The Orient..... ICEMAN Sends


Bob Giusti - 12/17/97 18:46:24
My Email:jparies@aol.com
Sex/Age: m 59
City: port st lucie, fl
Country: saint lucie
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): no vmf 235
Aircraft Squadron was flying: fj3 m - f8u 1
Comments:
Great page would like to see more units with one. Congrats keep it going. Sugest you submit your history to Leatherneck Mag as a Marine Corps History article. Sure others would be inter ested. Maybe more groups would do it. Semper Fi


Roger Guilfoyle - 12/16/97 04:50:29
My Email:guilfor@xtalwind.net
Sex/Age: m/48
City: Crystal River, FL
Country: USA
Comments:
I enjoy your web page very much. The reason I was surfing your site is because I have a son at the Naval Academy who is in his Second Class year and wants to go Marine Aviation. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised to see the name Guilfoyle. Our family lives mainly in Oklahoma and Kansas instead of Chicago. Keep up the good work and just want to thank you for your "extremists values".


GYSGT NEMEC S-2 - 12/10/97 00:20:43
My Email:bnemec@cconnect.net
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): 212 or die
Dates attached to 212: 92-95
Comments:
currently air combat intel chief 2d MAW


GYSGT Michael PARR - 12/07/97 09:29:50
My URL:http://www.wimall.com/parrm/
My Email:gunnyjack@iname.com or parrm@pensys.com
Sex/Age: M/51
City: Delavan, WI
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): No-just neighbors in 232
Dates attached to 212: 232: 77-80
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F-4J & F-4S(non-slated)
Comments:
Retired Gunnery Sergeant. Aircraft maintenance MOS: 6084(F-4)& 6088(OV-10) Egress & Enviromental systems. Qualified OV-10 Plane Capt./QAR/Turnup, also F-4 QAR/Low power turnup. SEMPER FIDELIS MARINES.


Philip Yeung - 12/06/97 10:41:12
My Email:phil@lightspeed.net
Sex/Age: Yes/27
City: Fresno, CA
Country: USA
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): NO
Comments:


Chuck "Grace" Kelly - 12/06/97 09:16:00
My URL:http://www.reocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/5428
My Email:lancers@reocities.com
Sex/Age: M/28
City: Iwakuni
Country: Japan
Were you ever attached to 212? (Y/N): Yep
Dates attached to 212: Oct '95 - ?
Aircraft Squadron was flying: F/A-18C (Lot 11)
Comments:
Thought I'd get things started by saying a couple things. 1. Its great being a Lancer 2. Semper Fi Grace








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