COMMENTS: I am so glad to see this website, allowing all who see it to pay their respects, and to be educated about the VMB-611. My grandfather is Gordon "Mike" Swezey. He is the man that I admire the most in this world. I am very interested to know how his nickname "Mike" came about if any of the readers here know! If anyone has any stories to share with me about him, I would love to hear them, please feel free to contact me. I would like to thank you all for the protection of our country, you are an extremely important part of our history as Americans. I want to personally thank you for putting your lives on the line for us to have the freedoms that we have and enjoy today and I would also like to say that I appreciate each and every one of you! Best Regards, Shawna-Fay Booth (Gordon "Mike" Swezey's grand-daughter
Added: November 11, 2008
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Robin Hill Rowan From: Pensacola, FL E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: I am the daughter of Dan Hill and I live in Pensacola, Florida. The VMB-611, as you know, donated its archives to the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, which displays Navy, Marine and Coast Guard aviation. I have been volunteering there in order to work on the VMB-611 archives and am really getting to "know" the squadron members through photos, letters, Aircraft Action Reports, rosters, and other memorabilia. If you visit the museum, you can now access a portion of the archives. The museum's goal is to put the entire collection on the World Wide Web so anyone who would like to can have access to it. Thanks to all the squadron members for your dedication, your service, and your contributions to the archives.
COMMENTS: Robert has done a great job setting up this site!I'm thrilled to see that the men of VMB-611 finally have their own site. God bless you one and all! Semper fi!
Added: October 28, 2008
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Paul Trombley From: Michigan E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: I am The son of PFC Ronald B. Trombley. He was very proud of his time in the squadron. I had the privledge of attending two reunions with him and met some of the squadron members. I am proud to be the son of a Marine and an honarary member of VMB611. Dad passed on in Decemer, 2003. We buried him with military honors as should be, complete with the eagle, globe and anchor engraved in his coffin lid. Semper Fi ooh rah, rest in peace I appreciate this site and I will return.
Added: October 22, 2008
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Earle H. LeMasters, III From: Los Angeles, CA E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My dad flew with VMB611. Any stories about him would be appreciated since he died in 1963 and he never really shared with the family what it was like.
Added: October 6, 2008
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Alan Westfall From: Colorado E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Son of Earl D. Westfall, MtSgt. joined VMB 611 15 Sept. 1945. Great Web Site.
Added: October 6, 2008
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Roger Mansell From: Palo Alto, CA E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: 3 Oct 2008 Truly one of the best "unit' histories on the web. I should think any descendent of these most gallant of men would be proud to see their fathers remembered and their stories told.
Lest we forget. Roger Mansell Director Center For Research Allied POWS Under The Japanese
Added: October 3, 2008
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Fred Tymeson From: St Augustine, FL E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: I am a Viet Nam veteran, having served with the 25th Infantry Division from 1968-1969. My father, Fred Tymeson Sr., was a member of this Marine Bombing Squadron. Sadly, Dad died years ago, long before were were able to discuss our war experiences, and I am just now starting to learn about his War history.