|thanks, Scott Van Meter 89-91
If you know of a shipmate that does not have computer access, please let us know from the contact
page and we will be glad to mail hard copies of anything in this website.
|A note from Carole: Sailors, if your email address changes, please resend it to me. You do not need to fill
out the whole registration form again, just resend your email address so I can update my lists. I have received notification
of a large number of bad addresses from my last mailing.
Happy Birthday to the US Navy, established on October 13th, 1775:
We have a new newsletter editor! Joy Patz has allowed the Hansens to retire!
We have a new email address to submit suggestions and ideas for features in the newsletter. Contact Joy at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2016 Jacksonville, FL around Veterans Day. The Adams Class ship/museum should be
in place and we are trying to be the first reunion organization aboard!
Click to begin or renew your membership
2016 Association Dues are
now due $20.00
Support your Association
I have had several requests to make the donation
app a little more prominant
Make a donation to the
Association to help preserve the legacy of these great ships.
The "Sweat Shop" relocation to sunny dry Phoenix is finished
(wish I would have packed myself up in one of those boxes) and in the process of being updated. Our San Diego treasurer,
(and keeper of the checkbook) is busy shopping and planning new merchandise. Anything you would like to see in the shop?
Suggestions can be sent to Ted Waypa 66-69 at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New reunion destination survey!
Everyone welcome to weigh in!
2016 Membership Roster
Jay, Leo, Dannis, Terry, Harold and Jim for your renewals!
Thank you for supporting your association
Gerry Arnett 61-62 Jup (6-16)
Robert Barone 64-66 (2-16)
John Bassolino 65-68 (7-16)
David Behrend 71-74 (9-16)
Dennis Benson 77-80 (2-16)
Bruce Bigari 67-68 (9-16)
Leo Biodrowski 71-75 (1-17)
Charles Bottinger 64-67 (9-17)
James Bradfield 64-66 (3-16)
Bob Brown 64-67 (1-17)
Jim Brown 69-73 (1-17)
Carole Bryan family (2-16)
Thomas Carroll 67-70 (9-16)
Gail Carroll family 67-70 (9-16)
Herm Chambers 66-68 (10-16)
Frank Chesla 63-66 (9-16)
Clem Clemons Jup (11-16)
Collins 69-73 (9-16)
Ed Denk 66-69 (2-16)
John Dishaw 65-68 (9-16)
Bernie Dishaw family 65-68 (9-16)
Wayne Ellington 65-67 (9-16)
Ronald Fodor 72-75 (11-16)
H. Fulton/J. White 41-49 Jup (11-16)
Funk 56-57 Jup (3-16)
Dannis Greene 66-69 (1-17)
Tom Grzywacz 68-69 (9-16)
Frank Guthals 56-57 Jup (9-16)
Leon Hall 57-64 Jup (9-16)
Bill Halverson 71-74 (3-16)
Art Hansen 72-76 (9-16)
Cynthia Hauschild family (5-16)
Daniel Hauschild family (5-16)
James Heesch 72-74 9 (4-16)
Peter Hekman 75-76 (2-16)
Jim Hinton 67-70
Susan Hinton family (9-16)
Larry Icenogle 71-73 (5-16)
Marc Jacob 74-81 (9-16)
61-63 Jup (11-16)
Jay Jansson 70-71 (1-17)
Milford Jarvis 65-69 (2-16)
Clifton Jensen 71-74 (11-16)
Bill Key 64-66 (7-16)
Lawrence Kindrick 80-81
Hank Koopman 66-69 (9-16)
Anna (Jim) Leapley 66-69 (9-16)
David Link 67-69 (3-16)
Jim May 71-74 (3-16)
Walter McCandless 65-67 (10-16)
Stephen McPhillips 69-71 (3-16)
Moore 64-68 (Bill) (9-17)
Harold Mueller 56-57 Jup (1-17)
Al Mullen 79-82 (9-16)
Mary Mullen 79-82 (9-16)
Robert Neveril 57-58 Jup (12-16)
Monty Newberry 64-65 (2-16)
Dave Nicholson 64-65 (9-17)
Rich Palazzo 71-72 (9-16)
Joe Patz 64-67 (9-16)
Joy Patz family 64-67 (9-16)
50-51 Jup (11-16)
Wyatt Ramsey 56-57 Jup (11-16)
John Richard 64-66 (12-16)
Mike Rigdon 62-64 Jup (9-17)
Harvey Rowe 64-67 (9-16)
Terry Ryan 66-67 (1-17)
Steve Sagaser 71-73 (9-16)
Dave Saunders 66-72 (9-16)
James Saunders 64-66 (1-17)
Gary Scheidt 57-58 Jup (3-16)
Mark Spangenberg 69-71 (3-16)
Ed Stevens (9-16)
Marshall Tator 70-74 (9-16)
Michael Tribble 69-70 (11-16)
Lou Turilli 68-69 (2-16)
Bob Vonspiegel 57-59
Larry Waters 64-67 (9-16)
Ted Waypa 66-69 (9-16)
Ray Willmott 65-69 (2-16)
Tom Yager 65-68
Ron Zorn 64-67 (9-17)
updated 1-31-16 9:15am cst 85 sailors strong
USS Benjamin Stoddert / USS Jupiter Reunion
Jacksonville, Florida - November 8 to November 13, 2016.
Double Tree by Hilton - $109, $119 (River), $129 Suite + tax
Hotel Reservation # 800-222-8733 (code UBS) by Oct 8, 2016
click here to download itinerary & registration forms
A note from Mac McCandless
8 May, 1937 - 3 November, 2015
Our shipmate, Tom Sindorf, passed on 3 November, 2015 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Tom's navy career began when he enlisted
on 28 February, 1957. After completing boot camp and fire control A school, he reported aboard USS ALAMO (LSD 33), home-ported
in San Diego. While aboard ALAMO, Tom qualified for the NESEP (Navy Enlisted Science and Engineering Program)
from the University of Nebraska with a BSME degree and Officer Candidate School, Tom reported to USS DALE (DLG 19) which was
under construction at New York Shipbuilding in Camden, New Jersey. As a plank owner, Tom served aboard the San Diego
based DALE until he received orders to BENJAMIN STODDERT.
Tom served as the Fire Control Officer on BENJAMIN STODDERT until he surprised his shipmates by
announcing his decision to leave active duty. Tom departed BENJAMN STODDERT during her 1967 WESTPAC cruise, and he was
released from active duty in San Francisco on 26 June, 1967. According to his DD214, he served 10 years, 4 months, and
sailors looking for sailors
(email@example.com and I will post requests and relay any responses)
a nice decomm story (editorial comment)
I can't remember telling you (but that doesn't mean I didn't) that I was on the decommissioning crew of STODDERT.
I am a retired LDO Lieutenant, but in the early '90s I was a Chief Yeoman assigned as STODDERT's Ship's Secretary. In
fact, I had just been selected for Chief, was initiated and pinned with 3 shipmates in Rodman, Panama in September 1990.
I made the Chief's List in large part due to the first observed evaluation I received from the ship's CO, CDR Dale Onyon,.
He was a good skipper who believed in second chances. Anyway, fast forward a couple of years to the ship's last days
of commissioned service - as the last Ship's Secretary, I was responsible for preparing the transfer paperwork for the remaining
officers on board, which was really not that many toward the end. Eddie McCoy, a Senior Chief Personnel man at that
time and now a retired Master Chief, was the ship's Personnel Officer and responsible for all of the enlisted orders.
Finally, the day came when everyone had left with orders in hand except the two people handing the orders out and the ship's
last CO: CDR Ray Arguello, Senior Chief McCoy, and me. We gathered up our own transfer packages, unceremoniously
departed the ship by crossing the brow for the final time, shook hands, exchanged salutes, and went our separate ways - a
very somber moment back then that touches me even today.
Warm regards and Merry Christmas!
Denny Cox 89-91
Dave Behrend (71-74) ISO sailors residing in Upper Michigan & Wisconsin
Do we have records of shipmates from Upper Michigan in the county's of
Alger, Dickinson, Marquette, Delta,
Brown, Fond-Dulac, Oconto, Shawano, Florence, Marinette, Calumet, Outagamie.
I was a MMFN onboard the USS Benjamin Stoddert from 1980-1982 while we were in the
shipyard in Pearl Harbor. I worked in the #1 Engine room with MM2 Murphy, MM1 Willie Walker, BT1 Whitlock and several others
just cannot remember all the great folks I worked with. CO was Cmdr. Quas I believe. I then had a medical issue and got transferred
to shore duty. I got out of the Navy and 1983 returned to my childhood home in Virginia and went to work at Newport News Shipyard
working on subs and have work on just about everything in the naval fleet since then. I am currently a Project manager for
MHI in-charge of overhauls of DDGs and working with the shipforce my how the Navy has changed. But please keep up the work
for the USS Benjamin Stoddert because old folks like me appreciate it. Thanks again.
William (Bill) Palmer
Anthony Ware 89-92 iso James C Cole who worked in OPS around 89-92..Also
looking for Keith Belcher (PN3) and last name Cuizon PN3