Nice to hear from you. This note provides some basic info about
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
who gave their lives in service to their country, to encourage
to honor the sacrifices of military wives and families who support
ones in military service. The
activity of the Association is a biannual reunion, first held in 1984
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
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
participate as affiliated persons. Members
are obligated to fulfill the purposes of the Association individually
concert with Association functions to the extent feasible, to pay dues
(currently $20 every two years, due on 01Jan of even numbered years),
maintain current contact information with the Association's Secretary.
established a website to facilitate the exchange of VP-2 information,
in maintaining the memories of our shipmates, and to act as an
storehouse for VP-2 operations and the personal stories of the people
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
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.