Patrol Squadron Two (VP-2) Association

98-1820 Kaahumanu St Apt P
Pearl City  HI  96782-1882
behrendr001@hawaii.rr.com


Dear Shipmate,

Nice to hear from you.  This note provides some basic info about the Association.


The VP-2 Association is organized and operated primarily to further comradeship among our VP-2 shipmates, to honor the memory of all military veterans and particularly those who gave their lives in service to their country, to encourage patriotism, and to honor the sacrifices of military wives and families who support their loved ones in military service.  The principal activity of the Association is a biannual reunion, first held in 1984 at Oak Harbor.  The reunion with the largest attendance was held in September 2006 at the Skagit Valley Casino Resort just north of Mount Vernon, WA.  This was the facility that could provide for the 300+ that attended the reunion in conjunction with the Whidbey Patrol Squadron Memorial dedication.  The Patrol Squadron Two Association was the principal sponsor, organizer and executive for the construction of this Memorial at the Veterans Memorial Park on SE Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor. 
The the 2012 reunion in Fort Worth, Texas a donation of more than $50000.00 was made to the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola to establish an endowment for the continuing preservation and maintnance of the Truculent Turtle.  A very successful reunion was held in Charleston, South Carolina in late October of 2014, with the next gathering to be held in Northwest Washington State in 2016.

Membership in the VP-2 Association is available to persons who have served in VP-2 and its forerunners.  Widows and children of VP-2 veterans, and other persons with an abiding interest in VP-2 are invited to participate as affiliated persons.  Members are obligated to fulfill the purposes of the Association individually and in concert with Association functions to the extent feasible, to pay dues (currently $20 every two years, due on 01Jan of even numbered years), and to maintain current contact information with the Association's Secretary. 

The Association has established a website to facilitate the exchange of VP-2 information, to assist in maintaining the memories of our shipmates, and to act as an electronic storehouse for VP-2 operations and the personal stories of the people who contributed to the squadron's success.  The submission of stories and images is appreciated.  The address for the Association's website is  http://www.patron2.com/    Access is available to those without a home personal computer by visiting their local library.

More information is available on the association website.

Thank you for your interest in the association.  To activate your membership, please complete the membership application (pdf), and send it to the Secretary/Treasurer at the address shown in the letterhead with your check.