ADR1 Arthur Simmons
Arthur D. Simmons was born on Jul 22, 1940.
He was 29 years old.
He had been in the Navy for twelve years.
Home of record: Marshall, Texas.
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Requests for Information
my brother was arthur d simmons. if anyone has any information about him please let me know. thanks sharon stolz - stolz603 (AT symbol) aol.com
like my sister sharon ,if you knew my brother i would love to hear
from you also. & if anyone hears from his son stephen keith
simmons, id like to know also. debbie simmons walters - debbiedo (AT
Brian Nickerson - brian (AT symbol) comfacs.com
I was Arthur's CACO and acted as the liaison between the Navy and Arthur's next of kin. Arthur had a son, who was about 2 years old at the time of Arthur's death. I have visited Arthur's name on the wall a number of time, but it has been a few years since the last time I was in DC. I never knew Arthur Simmons personally, but he will always be a part of my life.Casualty Assistance Calls Officer (CACO) following Arthur's death
Steven Schmit 3/27/2014 8:13 PM via email
I joined VQ-1 in Sept. of 1967 and worked in the ADR shop. In late
1968 , I was assigned to Crew 3, PR-21 as an engine mech. I worked with
Aurthur Simmons, Joseph Nichter and Jim Girdner. Howard Crampton and one
other person were the metal smiths. After PR21 was shot down, Simmons
and I were transferred to crew 6, which I think was PR-24. I stayed with
the crew of 24 until I rotated back to the states in Sept. of 1969.
Simmons must of transferred to PR-26 after I left, because I know he
made 1st class. I was a NAS North Island with VAW-111 in March of 1970
when I heard about the crash of 26. Not a day goes by that I don't think
about those people and how close I came to being with them , had I not
come back to the states.
On your web site there is a post from a Sharon Stolz and Debbie Walters. They were Simmons sisters. I tried to E-mail them, but the address had changed. I have some pictures of Aurthur and I thought I might want to contact them. If possible I would also like to go on the PR-26 web page. Any help would be appreciated.
The picture I'm sending you is of the PR-21 mech crew. The person on
the left is Joseph Nicther, the person in the middle is Aurthur Simmons
and the person on the right is Jim Girdner.