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This is the entertainment for the Thursday night hotel buffet...PRICE NOW REDUCED FROM $120.00 TO $95.00 per person! 


HIT PARADE featuring

Experience an unforgettable evening with the Liberty Belles as they take you down Memory Lane celebrating America's most beloved melodies from the 40's.

In Hawaii, the Liberty Belles continue to honor the brave men and women serving our nation by performing on the USS Missouri, the Pacific Aviation Museum, the USO and the Wounded Warrior program.

Enjoy a night filled with toe-tapping songs and dances from our Hit Parade:

Chattanooga Choo Choo
Don't Sit Under the Apple ‎Tree
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Dancing Cheek to Cheek
In the Mood
Sentimental Journey
Saints Go Marching In
HoneySuckle Rose
And Many More!




2014 50-50 drawing
Honolulu, HI September 9-13, 2014
Even if you can’t make it, you can be there in spirit and join in the fun.  Can’t wait to see our Vanna White in a grass skirt! 
 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.

2014 Membership Roster


Thank you for supporting your association

Gerry Arnett 61-62 Jupiter
Mark Asplund 81-84
Robert Barone 64-66
John Bassolino 65-68
Robert Beard 67-70
Rich Beedle71-74
David Behrend 71-74
Bruce Bigari 67-68
Leo Biodrowski 71-75
Bob Brown 64-67
Timothy Brown 81-86
Carole Bryan family
Ron Burns 71-73
Thomas Carroll 67-70
Bert Cassels 64-65
Juan Cepeda 69-71
Herm Chambers 66-68
Frank Chesla 63-66
Bill Christensen 75-79
Clem Clemons Jupiter
Johnny Collins 69-73
Charles Colton 51-53 Jupiter
Jose Corpus
Les Creager 65-67
Harold Davison 68-69
Ed Denk 66-69
John Dishaw 65-68
Troy Dooley 70-74
Dennis Doyle
James Dungan 69-72
Wayne Ellington 65-67
Wayne Fass 70-74
Frank Fisher 58-59 Jupiter
Hugh Fleet 66-68
Robert Fossett 64-67
David Frye  72-75
Helen Fulton 41-49 Jupiter
Donald Funk 56-57 Jupiter
Dannis Greene 66-69
Tom Grzywacz 68-69
Leon Hall 57-64 Jupiter
Bill Halvorson 71-74
Art Hansen 72-76
Manuel Harris 69-74
Bill Harrison 73-75
James Heesch 72-74
Peter Hekman 75-76
Bill Hellwege 70-71
Lynn Helvig 73-76
Jim Hinton 67-70
Larry Icenogle 71-73
Dick Jacques 61-63 Jupiter
Jay Jansson 70-71
Milford Jarvis 65-69
Clifton Jensen 71-74
Jamie Jones 84-88
Bill Key 64-66

Lawrence Kindrick 80-81
Hank Koopman 66-69
Buck Laird 65-67
John Lekwa 71-74
David Link 67-69
John Maize 73-75
William Masewicz 82-83
Jim May 64-67
Kenneth Myer 69-71
Walter McCandless 65-67
Stephen McPhillips 69-71
Bill Moore 64-68 (angel)
Harold Mueller 56-57 Jupiter
Al Mullen 79-82
Monty Newberry 64-65
Bill Newquist 64-65 (5 year member)
Garry Nichols 76-78/81-84
Dave Nicholson 64-65
Kenneth O’Brien 67-70
Ken Ogawa 71-73
Dennis O'Leary 71-74
Dennis O'Leary 50-52 Jupiter
Phil Ottato 72-75
Rich Palazzo 71-72
Joe Patz 64-67
Allen Peters  50-51 Jupiter
Wyatt Ramsey 56-57 Jupiter
Harold Ray 68-70
John Reynolds 65-67
John Richard 64-66
Mike Rigdon 62-64 Jupiter
Jamie Rodriguez 74-76
Joe Romero 72-75
Harvey Rowe 64-67
Dave Saunders 66-72
James Saunders 64-66
Gary Scheidt 57-58 Jupiter
Tracy Simmons
Tom Sindorf 66-67
John Souza 72-76
Mark Spangenberg 60-71
John Stevens 68-72
Pete TaFoya 64-66
Marshall Tator 70-74
Bryan Tracy 70-74
Michael Tribble 69-70
Lou Turilli 68-69
Bob Vonspiegel 57-59 Jupiter
Larry Waters 64-67
Ted Waypa 66-69
Walter Welch 64-68
Judith White 41-49 Jupiter
Ray Willmott 65-69
Ade Wirth 52-56 Jupiter
Terry Worrell 68-72
Ron Zorn 64-67

updated 7-4-14    12:07 am cst       113 sailors strong Cool


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Ala Moana Hotel

Tuesday, September 9 thru Sunday, September 14, 2014

410 Atkinson Drive

Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

808 955-4811

Please, if there is any chance you are going, make your reservations NOW!  They will ask for a credit card to hold but no charges will be placed on your card until you arrive.  You can cancel 72 hours before with no penalty.  The more reservations we have, the more leverage we have to give you the reunion of a lifetime.

Standard room rate $179.00 + taxes per night.  This room rate is available 3 days before and 3 days after our reunion dates.  Make sure to tell operator that you are with the Stoddert/Jupiter reunion group to get that rate.

Complimentary Free Self Parking for reunion attendees that are driving hahahaha...

Click here to fill out 2014 Hawaii reunion survey



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



Congratulations Frank & Mary Chesla 63-66

1st registration in for Hawaii reunion!




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 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.