TACAMO Community's Loss of Ron Carlson

Dear Carlson Family, On behalf of the TACAMO Navy community, please accept our sympathies and prayers of peace. A TACAMO Hall of Fame plankowner and truly the ALPHA of our mission/community, Ron was THE ROLE MODEL for so many leaders. In the 30 plus years I have known him, every story told has been preserved and re-discussed. His service and the lessons he shared will serve those who have followed him. So glad to have been able to spend some hours laughing and swapping stories with him last week. He leads a mighty group of Sailors and friends in a Heavenly squadron now. Always cherished and remembered, RON CARLSON. May 24, 1929 - September 1, 2020 Obituary for Ronald Felix Carlson, USN (Reti

Tribute to Ron Carlson, TACAMO's First Leader

Presentation by Captain Vern Lochausen USN Ret, TCVA President & Historian, and TACAMO Hall of Fame Inductee Click here to view the entire presentation. Pax River TACAMO Veterans and Active Duty Ron Carlson's family is having a visitation Friday,Sept 5 from 2-4 at Mattingley's Funeral Home, 41590 Fenwick St, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

TACAMO Passing - Ron Carlson

Tonight the sun has set for the last time our TACAMO Alpha CDR Ron Carlson holds the Senior TACAMO Officer Present billet. Tonight he soars in Heaven at the head of a mighty formation of TACAMO Sailors who preceded him on that journey. More time is needed to reflect on his 91 years and recount his abundant contributions. Tonight let's just say a prayer for his family and remember Ron Carlson. Fair winds and following seas, our dear mentor and friend. More information will be sent out when we receive it from the Carlson Family.

Pam Vaughn Valdez, VQ-4 Veteran Retires From Boeing after 42 years

TACAMO Community would like to congratulate Pam Vaughn Valdez on her successes in life and on her retirement from Boeing after 42 years. Pam was instrumental in obtaining a $12,000 gift from Boeing to support the beginning of TCVA and the 2013 Reunion.  She also organized a tour of the Renton plant where the E-6 was built for reunion attendees and MC’d the 2013 TACAMO Banquet. Over the years Pam has submitted articles of E-6 history for TCVA’s archives. At the 2013 Reunion, TCVA awarded Pam Valdez a Life Membership for her service to TACAMO. Posted by Marjorie Lauri on 8/28/2020 Congratulations to my sister Pam on her upcoming retirement from The Boeing Company. Her friends, family an

TACAMO Fallen Veteran's Wife & TCVA Volunteer - Marie Goss

September 18, 1942 – August 6, 2020 Marie Goss, wife of Wally Goss, TACAMO Hall of Fame Inductee & a VQ-4 Plankowner, began volunteering at the 2009 TACAMO Reunion in Pax River. "She came to every reunion willing to assist, from set-up to breakdown. TCVA held a mini-Reunion last year in Pensacola, she managed to get around with Wally’s assistance and help me with preset-up for the mini-Reunion,” says Cheryl Vos.  “Marie is a big loss to the association. Thanks for the memories, Marie" Marie Elena Goss, age 77, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Marie was born September 18, 1942 in Irvington, New Jersey to Anthony Arnold Villani and Marie Josephine Califano.She

TACAMO Fallen Veteran - Victor "Wade" Rowe, VQ-4

January 7, 1959 – July 13, 2020 Victor was born in Wilmington, NC and lived his younger years in the New Bern area. He graduated from Jones Senior High School in Jones County, and then entered the US Navy shortly after graduation, even though he couldn't swim. He very much believed that anyone could do almost anything, if they put their mind to it, and so, that was how he began his military career. His first assignment was to Navy Aircrewman school, learning to eventually become the Airborne Communications Supervisor as an E-4, Third Class Petty Officer. He was only the second E-4 in the history of that squadron to ever qualify as an ACS. Continuing with his successes, he advan

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