Patrol Squadron Memorial
Veteran’s Memorial Park
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|42 years ago today, I survived
the crash with 4 others on Old Woman's Mountain at Kodiak, Alaska when
we were deploying in VP-17. I think of the 7 that did not survive
Richard Mitchusson, 10Jan2005
I flew in a VP crew out of NAS Whidbey Island and several Alaskan deployment sites in the early '60s. Not many people, including our own families, knew what we did on those flights because of the secrecy involved. As a result, there wasn't much recognition for what we accomplished in the hazardous conditions under which we often operated. A lot of dedicated people died in those VP operations, some of whom I knew and had flown with. It's high time we honored these people... not just those who died, but everyone who served their country and the Navy with distinction as part of the Whidbey VP force. This memorial has my enthusiastic support. I have already placed my brick orders.
Captain Victor S. Gulliver, USN (Ret.)
The Whidbey Patrol Squadron Memorial is sponsored by the Patrol Squadron Two Association