|Harold Picard, PRCM, USN (Ret)|
Patrol Squadron Two 1959-1962[nvsoar__17Dec2007]
Sep 1948 - Boot Camp, Great Lakes IL; NATTC, Corpus Christi TX; Airman P School, Memphis TN; Parachute A School, Lakehurst NJ
Nov 1949 - Patron One;NAS Whidbey Island, WA
1952 - VR7, VR8; Hickam Field HI
1955 - VF152; NAS Moffett Field CA
1956 - Parachute Experimental Unit, El Centro CA; Participated in 440 test parachute jumps.
1959 - Patron Two, NAS Whidbey Island, WA
1962 - US Navy Parachute Demonstration Team; "The Chuting Stars", with 524 parachute jumps making a total of 964 military jumps.
1966 - Patron One Nine, NAS Moffett Field, CA; designated Aircrew
1969 - Navy Parachute Test Facility, El Centro CA; assigned as Jump Master; advanced to E9; departed with a total of 2247 military parachue jumps!
1978 - 30 years naval service; assigned as Command Master Chief of VA196 at NAS Whidbey Island WA.
1981 - Command Chief, NAS Whidbey Island WA
1985 - Retired after 37 years of service in the United States Navy
Post Navy retirement -
Attended Skagit Valley College acquiring Associate of Arts and Marine Technology degrees.
Volunteer (past 16 years) at the Whidbey Retired Activities Office acting as Casualty Assistance Officer for the military retired community.
Fishing with AFCM Maurice Lund and ADC Vic Vaccaro.
Radio Controlled Model Aircraft
Enjoying every fine retired Navy day!
Have been married to my bride Patricia for 57 years, the result of which, inter alia, is 3 daughters, 10 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.