VP-6 Blue/Shark Mascot "kidnappped, held hostage"
The Barbers Pointer April 16, 1993
by ENS Mike Plowman
LT Robert Veneman and ENS Mike Plowman of Commander Patrol Wing Two (COMPATWING Two) honored the world famous Blue Shark Mascot with a farewell luncheon at the Home of the Golden Arches in Ewa Beach on March 19.
Throughout Patrol Squadron Six's (VP-6) shining history, the Blue Shark Mascot has been a morale boosting member of its squadron and a creature of high value while being held hostage by other Rainbow Fleet squadron wardrooms.
The mascot's career has been highlighted in the past with feature newspaper articles describing its north shore frolickings; and few will forget the day it enjoyed a Patrol Squadron One (VP-1) Junior Officer's Golf Tournament from atop a golf cart while sporting hot pink shark skin.
But its absence from VP-6 custody has never been more noticed than when it departed for its farewell luncheon without informing its Blue Shark squadronmates just five hours prior to the command's disestablishment ceremony. After a swim and a little sightseeing, the Blue Shark mascot made its way back to Hangar 110 in plenty of time for the ceremony, and brilliantly represented the squadron one last time at center stage on the ceremonial podium.
All Rainbow Fleet personnel bid a heartfelt Aloha o'e to the world famous Blue Shark Mascot...it will be sorely missed.