Bob Vermilya

8 September 1925 - 4 December 1999

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1966 Change of Command photo as CO

Awarded the Silver Star Medal for the rescue of Lcdr Tom Tucker, USN - 31 August 1966
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Lcdr Tommy Tucker (VFP-63) is plucked from Haiphong Harbor 31 August 1966
 
Awarded the Air medal for the rescue of a crewmember of a USAF F-4C - 27 August 1966
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Read more about the rescue of Lcdr Tucker as described in "Leave No Man Behind - the Saga of Combat Search and Rescue" by George Galdorisi and Tom Phillips.

Read more about the rescue of USAF crewmember as described in "Leave No Man Behind - the Saga of Combat Search and Rescue" by George Galdorisi and Tom Phillips.

These excerpts used with the gracious permission of the authors. The book can be ordered from Amazon.com and many other book sellers.

Cdr Vermilya is Relieved by Cdr Lockwood 12 October 1966
 
HS-6 Luau Party - Bob Vermilya seated under the "O" Skipper Vermilya and XO Lockwood pose with the HS-6 NAAS Ream Field Football League Champions prior to the 1966 cruise
 
SH-3 on display on USS Midway Museum pays tribute to Bob Vermilya by displaying his name under the copilot's window

Captain Vermilya's picture as posted in the National Flight Log Database, National Naval Aviation Museum

Bob is buried in the  Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

Updated: 08/18/14