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

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Happy Birthday to the US Navy, established on October 13th, 1775:

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2016 50-50 drawing
Jacksonville, FL November 8-13, 2016
Even if you can't make it, you can be there in spirit and join in the fun.  
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 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
or

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.   
 click here to go to the "Sweat Shop", click 50-50 and choose your ticket options and pay with PayPal

click here to go to 50-50 page and buy your lucky tickets

 
 Attention Reunion Goers
 
USS BENJAMIN STODDERT / USS JUPITER REUNION
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 8 T0 NOVEMBER 13, 2016

AMENDED PLAN OF THE WEEK
DAY 1 - NOV 8, TUESDAY - REG. & HOSPITALITY (4 PM - 11 PM)

DAY 2 - NOV 9, WEDNESDAY - REG. & HOSPITALITY (9 AM - 11 PM)
* BUSINESS MEETING (6 - 7 PM) *PIZZA AFTER.

DAY 3 - NOV 10, THURSDAY - (9 AM - 5 PM) TOUR OF NAVAL STATION
MAYPORT WITH SHIP TOUR, LUNCH AT OFFICERS CLUB,
THEN TOUR OF USS ADAMS AND SHUTTLE BOAT BACK
TO HOTEL. HOSPITALITY ROOM (5 PM - 11 PM)
DAY 4 - NOV 11, FRIDAY - VETERANS DAY PARADE (9 AM - 1 PM)
BANQUET PROGRAM WITH ENTERTAINMENT (6 PM - 11 PM)
* PICTURES AT 5:30 PM

DAY 5 - NOV 12, SATURDAY - TOUR OF ST. AUGUSTINE
HOSPITALITY (5 PM - 11 PM)

DAY 6 - NOV 13, SUNDAY - HOSPITALITY (8 AM - 12) COFFEE AND
PASTRIES PROVIDED. DEPARTURE FOR HOME.

* AMENDMENTS SHOWN IN RED. CHANGES DUE TO TIME
RESTRAINTS AND HOLIDAY.
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE USING YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOTS.

Jacksonville FL Fun Facts 

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Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States with over 840 square miles.

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It's hard to believe Jacksonville was once known as "The Winter Film Capital of the World." Thousands of films were shot in Jacksonville during the golden era of silent films. Unfortunately, the majority of silent films were destroyed when the technology was deemed dated.
The First Coast is no longer Hollywood of the East, but a handful of notable films have been made either partially or fully in Jacksonville.
 1. Creature from the Black Lagoon
This 1954 horror classic was one of the first films shot in 3D. Parts of the film were shot in Jacksonville, while other parts were shot just south of St. Augustine. The Lobster House, a popular restaurant, can be seen clearly in certain parts of the film. The building is now occupied by River City Brewery.

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John Grisham's best-selling novel "Bretheren" features Pete's Bar which is located in Neptume Beach and he took extensive notes whilst at this simple tavern and no-frills pool hall. 

 
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If you have not yet seen the master plan for the redevelopment of the former Jacksonville Shipyards property in downtown Jacksonville, which includes the USS CHARLES F. ADAMS DDG-2 museum, please click the link below.

https://vimeo.com/119653089

Please share this information with your association members. The overall project is being completed by the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars football team, Shad Khan. Whereas these grandiose development plans for the former shipyard property are not happening soon, establishing the ship museum is, and will be the first step in the creation of a truly wonderful facility.

Wayne Misenar

Have you made your reservations yet?
               800 222-8733 code UBS 
 

click here to check out this beautiful hotel

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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 taway08@gmail.com or carolebryan.ddg22@msn.com

 

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2016 Membership Roster
Thank Ray for your renewal
Welcome Chris! 
 


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Thank you for supporting your Association 

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Gerry Arnett 61-62 Jupiter (6-17)
Robert Barone 64-66 (5-17)
John Bassolino 65-68 (7-16)
David Behrend 71-74 (6-18)
Bruce Bigari 67-68 (9-16)
Leo Biodrowski 71-75 (1-17)
Charles Bottinger 64-67 (9-17)
Bob Brown 64-67 (11-16)
Jim Brown 69-73 (1-17)
Carole Bryan family (3-17)
Thomas Carroll 67-70 (9-16)
Gail Carroll family 67-70 (9-16)
James Cartlidge 77-80 (4-17)
Bert Cassels 64-65 (4-17)
Herm Chambers 66-68 (10-16)
Frank Chesla 63-66 (9-16)
Clem Clemons Jupiter (11-16)
Johnny Collins 69-73 (6-18)
Charles Colton 51-53 Jupiter (3-17)
Danilo Concepcion 73-75 (3-17)
Denny Cox 89-91 (6-17)
Ed Denk 66-69 (4-17)
John Dishaw 65-68 (5-17)
Bernie Dishaw family 65-68 (5-17)
Dennis Doyle 66-68 (3-17)
Wayne Ellington 65-67 (9-16)
Wayne Fass 70-74 (3-17)
Frank Fisher 58-59 Jupiter (5-17)
Ronald Fodor 72-75 (11-16)
David Frye 72-75 (5-17)
H. Fulton/J. White 41-49 Jupiter (11-16)
Donald Funk 56-57 Jupiter (1-17)
Dannis Greene 66-69 (1-17)
Tom Grzywacz 68-69 (9-16)
Frank Guthals 56-57 Jupiter (1-17)
Leon Hall 57-64 Jupiter (9-16)
Bill Halverson 71-74 (5-17)
Art Hansen 72-76 (9-16)
Chris Harris 83-86 (8-17)
Bernie Hansen 72-73(3-17)
Don Hatcher 64-67 (4-17)
Cynthia Hauschild family (1-17)
Daniel Hauschild family (1-17)
Peter Hekman 75-76 (4-17)
Bernard Helfer (6-17)
Jim Hinton 67-70 (9-16)
Susan Hinton family (9-16)
Lynn Hoeppner (Bruce Taber) (2-17)
Larry Icenogle 71-73 (5-17)
Marc Jacob 74-81 (9-16)
Dick Jacques 61-63 Jupiter (11-16)
Jay Jansson 70-71 (5-17)
Milford Jarvis 65-69 (2-17)















Clifton Jensen 71-74 (11-16)
Bill Key 64-66 (7-16)
Lawrence Kindrick 80-81 (2-17)
Hank Koopman 66-69 (9-16)
Anna (Jim) Leapley 66-69 (9-16)
John Lekwa 71-74 (8-18)
Jon Malay 74-77 (2-17)
Walter McCandless 65-67 (10-16)
Jerry McCormick 68-71 (4-17)
Stephen McPhillips 69-71 (4-17)
Maureen Moore 64-68 (Bill) (9-17)
Harold Mueller 56-57 Jupiter (1-17)
Al Mullen 79-82 (9-16)
Mary Mullen 79-82 (9-16)
Kenneth Myer 69-71 (3-17)
Robert Neveril 57-58 Jupiter (12-16)
Monty Newberry 64-65 (1-17)
Dave Nicholson 64-65 (9-17)
Ken Ogawa 71-73 (4-17)
Dennis O'Leary 71-74 (3-17)
Phillip Ottato 72-75 (4-17)
Rich Palazzo 71-72 (9-16)
Joe Patz 64-67 (9-16)
Joy Patz family 64-67 (9-16)
Allen Peters 50-51 Jupiter (11-16)
Phil Quast 78-81 (4-17)
Wyatt Ramsey 56-57 Jupiter (11-16)
John Reynolds 65-67 (4-17)
John Richard 64-66 (12-16)
Mike Rigdon 62-64 Jupiter (9-17)
Jaime Rodriguez 74-76 (3-17)
Joe Romero 72-75 (2-17)
Harvey Rowe 64-67 (6-17)
Terry Ryan 66-67 (1-17)
Steve Sagaser 71-73 (9-16)
Dave Saunders 66-72 (9-16)
James Saunders 64-66 (1-17)
Ron Schall 76-78 (4-17)
Gary Scheidt 57-58 Jupiter (6-17)
John Souza 72-76 (3-17)
Mark Spangenberg 69-71 (4-17)
Ed Stevens Jupiter (5-17)
Pete TaFoya 64-66 (5-17)
Marshall Tator 70-74 (9-16)
Michael Tribble 69-70 (11-16)
Lou Turilli 68-69 (3-17)
Bob Vonspiegel 57-59 Jupiter (5-17)
Larry Waters 64-67 (9-16)
Ray Willmott 65-69 (8-17)
Ted Waypa 66-69 (9-16)
Terry Worrell 68-72 (3-17)
Tom Yager 65-68 (11-16)
Ron Zorn 64-67 (9-17)















updated 8-14-16  2:54 pm cst       106 sailors strong

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2016 Association Dues are now due $20.00

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Congratulations Joe & Joy Patz 

 

1st registration in for Jacksonville reunion!

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Breaking News! 
 
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 

In Memoriam

 

Tom Sindorf

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) program.

 

After graduating 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 6 days.

 

 
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 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

USS BENJAMIN STODDERT (DDG-22)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NHMC

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968)
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CLASS - CHARLES F. ADAMS As Built.
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.