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Old 19th January 2006, 18:46
JACK COOK JACK COOK is offline
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Roger Hedrick-RIP

RADM Roger Hedrick famous Navy ace who was XO of VF-17 Jolly Rogers and the CO of VF-84 and Air Group 84 died Tuesday Jan. 10, 2006 in Newport Beach, CA at the age of 91. 2006 is starting off on 2 very bad
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Old 19th January 2006, 20:30
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Re: Roger Hedrick-RIP

Jack,
This is the fifth American ace to die this month. Mike Quirk, Paul Murphey, Warren Lewis, Frank Gaunt and now Roger Hedrick.

I am very much afraid this is going to be a very bad year.

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Old 20th January 2006, 01:40
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RIP Mr. Hedrick. Robert
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Old 21st January 2006, 00:56
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Re: Roger Hedrick-RIP

Frank,

Can you give us the details on date and place for those other aces who passed away this month?

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Old 22nd January 2006, 02:13
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Re: Roger Hedrick-RIP

Tom,

Mike Quirk died Jan 5, in Florida (a copy of the obit is being sent to me)
Roger Hedrick died Jan 10, in Newport Beach, California
Warren Lewis died Jan 13, in Austin, Texas
Frank Gaunt died Jan 15, in Fresno, California
Paul Murphey died Jan 16, in Waco, Texas

18 died last year, which is low, which may mean there are additional ones I do not know about.

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Old 11th February 2006, 02:53
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Re: Roger Hedrick-RIP

Thanks, Frank. The ranks of the veterans of WW2 are thinning fast.

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Old 11th February 2006, 09:19
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Re: Roger Hedrick-RIP

I have confirmed two Polish the Few and three Polish aces being still alive. Within few years there will be none.
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