USS Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22 & USS Jupiter AVS-8 Association

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#8.  Nashville is where Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States built his home.  Named "The Hermitage", the property boasts a driveway in the shape of a guitar.


#7.  Nashville's Athena Parthenos is the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world.  She stands an impressive 42 feet high in the temple of the Parthenon.


#6.  Nashville is where the phrase "good to the last drop" was first uttered by President Franklin Roosevelt after sipping coffee at Nashville's Maxwell House Hotel.



#5.  Nashville is the home of The Standard Candy Company.  The confectioner has been making the sweet known as the Goo Goo Cluster, a cluster of peanuts, caramel, marshmellow and milk chocolate since 1912.



#4.  Nashville is the birthplace of the popular Grand Ole Opry show.  The original name of the Grand Ole Opry was The WSM Barn Dance.





#3  Nashville was granted the first FM radio license in the United States in 1941 



        #2  Nashville's iconic Music Row is where Elvis Presley recorded more than 200 of his songs at RCA's historic Studio B. 



#1  Nashville is home to the Country Music Hall of Fame.  The windows of the Country Music Hall of Fame are designed to resemble the keys of a piano. 



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Fill out and send in your registration forms NOW!  Or you can fill out the registration scan and email to
615 889-0800 direct line to hotel 
We will send you an email reminder for payment at the end of June.



USS Benjamin Stoddert  

USS Jupiter Reunion

Nashville, Tennessee - September 8-13, 2015.

The Inn at Opryland - $109 + tax

Hotel Reservation # 855 584-3466 by Aug. 6, 2015

Free parking - limited motor home spaces


Day 1 - Sept 8, Tues - Registration and Hospitality Room 11 AM to 11 PM


Day 2 - Sept 9, Wed - Hospitality Room open 10 AM to 11 PM


Day 3 - Sept 10, Thurs, 9 AM - Tour of the Hermitage - home of

Andrew Jackson. Lunch on Your Own at Farmer's Market.

WW II Memorial; Vietnam Memorial; Centennial Park; Music

Square; Country Music Hall of Fame Museum (7 Hours) $60.


Day 3 Evening: 5:30 to 9:30 PM - Walk to Nashville Nightlife Theatre  

        for Dinner and Country Music Show $44.


Day 4 - Sept 11, Friday 9 AM - Board the General Jackson for

        Lunch/Show while cruising the Cumberland River $90.


Day 4 Evening: 6:15 to 9:15 - The Grand Ole Opry Show $52.


Day 5 - Sept 12, Saturday 9 AM Business Meeting. Hosp. RM 11 AM to 4 PM

10:30 AM - Shuttle to explore Nashville and shop.


Day 5 Evening: 6 PM to 11 PM - Banquet Program with Entertainment $58.


Day 6 - Sept 13, Sunday - Hospitality Room open 8-12 AM.


Departure for home, or stay longer at same Reunion rate,

good for 2 days prior to or after Reunion.


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2015 Association Dues are now due $20.00

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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 or



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.


Thanks, Matthew Kruzzette 85-91



2015 50-50 drawing
Nashville, TN September 8-13, 2015
Even if you can’t make it, you can be there in spirit and join in the fun.  
 Our annual 50-50 drawing is the biggest fundraiser that we have to support the organization.  Every penny that we collect is added up and split right down the middle. Half goes to offset Association costs and the other half is split between 3 lucky sailors. You do not have to be present at the reunion to play or win.  If your name is drawn as one of our lucky sailors, we will mail you a check.
Here is a chance to cash in on some big bucks. The more we sell, the bigger the prizes!  Ticket sales for the 50-50 will continue until just before the drawing, which will be at the Saturday evening banquet.
Send your check; $10.00 for each 12 tickets along with some of those pesky return address labels that regularly appear in your mailbox.
Our treasurer will take care of the funds and will even stick the address labels on the tickets. 
Make your checks payable to USS Benjamin Stoddert Association and mail to:

John Dishaw
3035 Charlotte Street
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Click below, choose your tickets and pay with PayPal...we will generate your tickets on the computer and send you an email copy.
Remember, the drawing is always open to everyone, regardless of whether or not you attend the reunion.


New reunion destination survey!

Everyone welcome to weigh in! 


Where would you like to see as a reunion destination?
Why?  What should we see there?
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2015 Membership Roster
Thanks to Gerry, James, Daniel, Bill And Bob for your renewals


Thank you for supporting your association

Gerry Arnett 61-62 Jupiter
Robert Barone 64-66
John Bassolino 65-68
David Behrend 71-74
Dennis Benson 77-80
Bruce Bigari 67-68
Leo Biodrowski 71-75
James Bradfield 64-66
Carole Bryan family
Thomas Carroll 67-70
James Cartlidge 77-80
Herm Chambers 66-68
Frank Chesla 63-66
Johnny Collins 69-73
Charles Colton 51-53 Jupiter
Danilo Concepcion 73-75
Ed Denk 66-69
John Dishaw 65-68
Dennis Doyle 66-68
Wayne Ellington 65-67
Roger Evans 65-67
Wayne Fass 70-74
Helen Fulton/Judith White 41-49 Jupiter
Donald Funk 56-57 Jupiter
Frank Goerig 64-67
Dannis Greene 66-69
Tom Grzywacz 68-69
Leon Hall 57-64 Jupiter
Bill Halverson 71-74
Art Hansen 72-76
Daniel Hauschild family
Robert Hechtman 81-83
James Heesch 72-74
Peter Hekman 75-76
Jim Hinton 67-70
Susan Hinton family
Larry Icenogle 71-73
Marc Jacob 74-81
Jay Jansson 70-71
Milford Jarvis 65-69
Clifton Jensen 71-74
Bill Key 64-66
Lawrence Kindrick 80-81
Hank Koopman 66-69


Anna (Jim) Leapley 66-69
David Link 67-69
William Masewicz 82-83
Jim May 71-74
Walter McCandless 65-67
Stephen McPhillips 69-71
Harold Mueller 56-57 Jupiter
Al Mullen 79-82
Kenneth Myer 69-71
Monty Newberry 64-65
Bill Newquist 64-65
Dave Nicholson 64-65
Kenneth O’Brien 67-70
Ken Ogawa 71-73
Dennis O'Leary 71-74
Phillip Ottato 72-75
Rich Palazzo 71-72
Joe Patz 64-67
Allen Peters  50-51 Jupiter
Wyatt Ramsey 56-57 Jupiter
John Richard 64-66
Mike Rigdon 62-64 Jupiter
Jaime Rodriguez 74-76
Joe Romero 72-75
Harvey Rowe 64-67
Terry Ryan 66-67
Steve Sagaser 71-73
Marcus Saucier 64-67
Dave Saunders 66-72
James Saunders 64-66
Ron Schall 76-78
Gary Scheidt 57-58 Jupiter
John Souza 72-76
Mark Spangenberg 69-71
Pete TaFoya 64-66
Marshall Tator 70-74
Robert Thompson 71-75
Michael Tribble 69-70
Lou Turilli 68-69
Bob Vonspiegel 57-59 Jupiter
Ted Waypa 66-69
Ray Willmott 65-69
Terry Worrell 68-72
Ron Zorn 64-67

updated 7-13-15  12:25 pm cst       88 sailors strong


Congratulations Gerry & Dee Arnett

Jupiter 61-62 

1st registration in for Nashville reunion!


Who dat sailor?  Circa 1965
Might be a prize... 


 The Benjamin Stoddert was a great ship from the beginning to the day that she sank in the Pacific and to this day (unlike so many other old ships) remains "underway with no way on". B.C.

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God Bless all our Servicemen


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NHMC

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968)

Displacement 4526 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 437' (oa) x 47' x 15' (Max)
Armament 2 x 5"/54 RF (2x1), Tartar SAM (1x1 Mk 13) ASROC ASW (1x8), 6 x 12.75" Mk 32 ASW TT (2x3).
Machinery, 70,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 333-350.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging, Seattle on June 11 1962.
Launched January 8 1963 and commissioned September 12 1964.
Decommissioned December 20 1991.
Stricken November 20 1992.
Fate Sank February 3 2001 in the Pacific Ocean while under tow for breaking up in Brownsville, Texas.