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

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webassets/Cartoon_of_a_Man_Winning_a_Jackpot_clipart_image.jpgOur 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 reunion 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. 

Remember, the drawing is always open to everyone, regardless of whether or not you attend the reunion.
 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.

Help support a growing Benjamin Stoddert Association.

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2018 USS Benjamin Stoddert USS Jupiter Reunion
August 22-26, 2018
Providence, Rhode Island Marriott Downtown Hotel
Reservations: 866-807-2171
Room Rates Single $139 - Double $139
As of 10/23/17, there were 5 additional rooms available for booking from August 19th to the 29th.
Anyone having trouble booking your reservation, please contact Ron Zorn at 619-402-5523.


 Registration Cutoff Date will be July 30, 2018. Get your reservations in early or you won't be able to get our discounted rate. Please note that you must be a member, the spouse or descendant of a member, or the guest of a member to attend our reunion. Please remember that you are responsible for all reservations which include hotel and transportation.


For Reservations and Upgrades call 866-807-2171. Refer to the USS Benjamin Stoddert. Cost for a room is $139/night. This price is good from Sunday, 19 August until Tuesday, 28 August. Wi-Fi and parking are free. Any questions about your stay, please call Ron Zorn at 619-402-5523 or Mike Ridgon at 858-300-6821

Thank you, Tucson!  You were amazing! 
Next stop, Providence, RI, August 2018









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2018 Membership Roster
Thank you for supporting your association 
Thanks Michael!



Gerry Arnett 61-62 Jupiter (2018)
Barbara Bassolino family (2018)
John Bassolino 65-68 (2018)
David Behrend 71-74 (2018)
Leo Biodrowski 71-75 (2018)
James Bradfield 64-66 (2018)
Bob Brown 64-67 (2018)
Jim Brown 69-73 (2018)
Carole Bryan family (2019)
George Caron 64-66 (2018)
Herm Chambers 66-68 (honerary)
Frank Chesla 63-66 (2018)
Mary Chesla family (2018)
Clem Clemons Jupiter (2018)
Denny Cox 89-91 (2018)
Harold Davison 68-69 (2021)
Ed Denk 66-69 (2018)
Bernie Dishaw family 65-68 (2018)
John Dishaw 65-68 (2018)
Troy Dooley 71-74 (2018)
Doug Evans (2018)
Wayne Fass 70-74 (2018)
Tom Grzywacz 68-69 (2018)
Frank Guthals Jupiter (2019)
Art Hansen 72-76 (2018)
Cynthia Hauschild family (2019)
Daniel Hauschild family (2019)
Jerry Haynes (2018)
James Heesch 72-74 (2018)
Peter Hekman 75-76 (2018)
Jim Hinton 67-70 (2018)
Susan Hinton family (2018)
Larry Icenogle 71-73 (2018)
Dalma Jacob family (2018)
Marc Jacob 74-81 (2018)
Milford Jarvis 65-69 (2018)

Clifton Jensen 71-74 (2018)
Hank Koopman 66-69 (2018)
John Lekwa 71-74 (2018)
Jan Lekwa family (2018)
David Link 67-69 (2018)
John Maize 73-75 (2018)
Jim May 71-74 (2018)
Stephen McPhillips 69-71 (2018)
Maureen Moore 64-68 (Bill) (2018)
Harold Mueller 56-57 Jupiter (2019)
Al Mullen 79-82 (2018)
Mary Mullen 79-82 (2018)
Dave Nicholson 64-65 (2018)
Kenneth O'Brien 67-70 (2018)
Dennis O'Leary 71-74 (2018)
Rich Palazzo 71-72 (2018)
Joe Patz 64-67 (2018)
Joy Patz family 64-67 (2018)
Wyatt Ramsey 56-57 Jupiter (2018)
Mike Rigdon 62-64 Jupiter (2018)
Harvey Rowe 64-67 (2018)
Terry Ryan 66-67 (2018)
Dave Saunders 66-72 (2018)
Myrtle Saunders family (2018)
James Saunders 64-66 (2018)
Rosalie Szeman family (2018
John Souza 72-76 (2018)
Phil Tansley (2018)
Marshall Tator 70-74 (2018)
Clifford "Kip" Tennyson 71-74 (2018)
Michael Tribble 69-70 (2018)
Lou Turilli 68-69 (2019)
Ted Waypa 66-69 (2018)
Bruce Young 70-75 (2018)
Ron Zorn 64-67 (2018)


updated 2-25-18  12:02 pm cst      71 sailors strong


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Art Hansen & Dave Saunders have attended every reunion since the first in 2005

Motley Crew

USS Jupiter crew

Boothill graveyard at Tombstone


 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.