This is where
the webmaster gets to indulge a little. Since it was thanks to my
father, ARM2c Eddie Osborn, that I became involved in this project,
here's a litte bit of web space dedicated to him.
on the Marcus Island's first cruise to the South Pacific and he got
his "Ancient Order of the Deep" and "Imperial Domain
of the Golden Dragon" cards issued to him to prove it. The mystery
is that he wasn't assigned to the ship nor to VC-21. So what was he
thought that he was deployed with VB-20, the "Tough Kitties". I've
got some pictures of him with that squadron but I've since found that
they deployed on the Lexington. I know he was assigned to CASU-7 for
awhile, but I haven't got the dates on that.
to think he may have been involved somehow with STAG-1, the secret
television guided pilotless bombers, the predeccesor of the cruise
missile. I've found that they were aboard during that first cruise.
Dad used to build remote controlled model airplanes . . . big ones.
He also worked in television in its early days. So that would make
the guy just under the propeller tip in the photos. He passed away
in December of 1999, but he will live on in our memories.