To begin, we have sad news to report…
Another of our WW II combat leaders, Rear Admiral James D. “Jig Dog“ Ramage, USN (Ret), made his last cut on 21 July 2012 at the age of 96 in Coronado, California. He is survived by his two daughters, Jaleen Edwards and Jamie Franzman, along with his stepdaughter Karen Cordes, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A celebration of “Jig Dog” is planned at Tailhook HQ in San Diego on Friday October 12th (1700-1900) if you are in the area, please plan to stop by and share with us you best “Jig Dog” story.
For now I provide you with an interview conducted in 2010 with Admiral Ramage…
And now a few Updates:
Tailhook 2012 Reunion - 6-9 September
· Commemoration of the U.S. Marine Corps Aviation
Late reservations can be made at the Silver Legacy downtown. We will provide transportation to and from downtown.
The exhibit floor will be full of vendors selling everything from T shirts to F-35B’s and C’s. Our Tailhook Association store will be selling a full line of shirts, jackets and T-shirts along with the two commemorative shirts pictured below. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit with squadron mates, friends, active duty leaders and warriors.Get your reunion Shirt early:
The Tailhook Association online store will close 29 August and the store will reopen at the reunion in Reno on 6 September. Following the reunion the online store will reopen on 24 September. Advanced reunion registrations will also close on 29 August. Late registration will open 6 Sept in the Pavilion of John Ascuaga's Nugget in Reno NV.