Stan Essex

In Memoriam: Volunteer and Korean War Veteran Stanley H. Essex, Jr.

On a cool and rainy April morning at the RI Veterans Cemetery, family and friends said goodbye to dedicated volunteer Stan Essex. Virtually single-handedly, Stan restored our “Ted Williams Airplane”, a Korean War era F9F Panther. Earlier, he restored the Hellcat for the Quonset Air Museum. More details of his life and a detailed article…

Former CV-67 Skipper John Mitchell Dies

Retired Navy Captain John Mitchell was the seventh Commanding Officer of USS John F. Kennedy, from November of 1975 to May of 1977. He passed away in Virginia Beach, VA on Memorial Day, May 30. Our sincere condolences go out to his family. Link to his full obituary and the guest book here.