Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday Happenings.

Looks like another nice sunny day here at the ranch, Donna is off, and I took a couple jackets to the Tailor shop to have some patches sewn on. before our Branson trip. Finally got a couple of my old squadron patches to put on a flight jacket.

Hey today is TBT. Here we go.


My Mom and her twins,Sam &Bill in 1949.That was our first ride.


Sam at NAS Jacksonville in 1967.


                     Donna in Colorado 1978.

Dt 62Rescue1968

US Navy Photo and article from ships’ newspaper. USS Independence CVA62 1969.

Hope all is going well for all our friends who are traveling out there.Be Safe. Sam & Donna..


  1. Isn't it fun looking through old photos?! I love how your hats have an S and a W so everyone could figure out who was who!


  2. Do you know where Ralph Funari is today? That might be a fun reunion......!

    1. I was just thinking when I posted this if the others, The rest of the crew,and Funari are still with us, Hard to tell. I did meet another guy from that Indy Det that flew with me in Branson a couple years ago, And I will be meeting a couple more in October in Branson.

  3. Wonderful job, Sam the Rescue Swimmer!! and thank you for your service!