From Jay Jansson 70-71
Sadly, John Stevens FTM2, passed away at the age
of 66 on March 21, 2014. He was a highly respected shipmate who served on the Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22 from 1968 to
1972. His duty included two tours of Vietnam as well as all the other rigors he went through during his service on the
Benny Sweat. John was survived by his lovely wife, Jan Stevens, their daughter Lauren
and a son John Clifford Stevens from his first marriage. He was an integral member of the F & G gang and well know
for his sense of humor and near photographic memory. That helped to make him an excellent Fire Controlman Missiles.
His love of the Stoddert and all numbers 22 was legendary. It's
too bad that he passed away on the 21st. He did make it to 66 which is Triple 22 in the game of darts which he was passionate
about. Jan and Lauren are planning on making the reunion to Pearl Harbor this
coming September. They will be bringing his ashes to be buried at sea in Hawaii which was another of his loves. Condolences can be sent to Jan Stevens 2220 New Mill Lane Arlington, Texas 76012.