Entry Date: 1/6/1959

Exit Date: 62


Status: K

1958, Norman, OK

1958, Norman, OK


1995, Marcia and Bill

“Bill Spaulding, AT2. Bill grew up in Ottawa, KS, attended Baker U. in Baldwin, KS for 1 year, joined the Navy in Jan. 1958, went through boot camp in San Diego, Airman school in Norman, OK and Electronics school in Memphis, TN. In Jan. 1959, he was assigned to VP-21 stationed at NAS Brunswick, ME.

He qualified for Aircrew, and was assigned to LH-10 with LT. Al Petrich, PPC; LT. Bill Locke, Copilot; Angie Spera, PC; Mike Bonay, AT2; Larry McHenry, AE2. During his time in VP-21, he deployed to Argentia, Newfoundland and Sigonella, Sicily and flew over 2,000 hours as Radio operator in P2V-7 Neptunes. Bill’s tour of duty was extended due to the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1961 and he participated in the surveillance missions between Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Panama City, Panama.

Following his discharge, Bill worked in the computer industry for 25 years: Field Engineer, Tech Writer, Training Developer, Manager of Tech Writing and Training, Support Division Marketing Manager. During this time, he worked for four different computer companies: IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Memorex, and Amdahl. And he lived in Maine, Connecticut, Long Island NY, Colorado, Upstate New York, France, and Northern California.

In 1986, he started a business “Spaulding Communications” in San Jose, CA, producing and publishing direct mail advertising. In 1993, he and his wife Marcia retired, sold their home and began traveling the west full-time in an RV. In 1994, they started “Western Press”, to develop and publish visitor guides for RV parks, campgrounds, etc. In 1999, they shut down this business and now live in Sun City, Georgetown, TX.

Bill, his wife Marcia and their Cocker Spaniel (Tripper) normally leave the heat, humidity and bugs of central Texas around June for more pleasant places. They usually return in October. Bill enjoys traveling in the RV, hiking, birding, fly fishing, reading, exploring the internet, woodworking, and swimming laps. Bill and Marcia have been married for 20 years. Bill has two sons (Neil and Eric) and one grand daughter (Cheyenne) and Marcia has one son (Jeff).”