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We send another sailor home


 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.


Hope my hero, Roger can get the snow off my field by next Monday...


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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


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



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


2014 Membership Roster
Thanks Milfred, Gary, Jay, Tom, Marc, Monte, Dannis, Bill, Harold & Larry!!!!


Thank you for supporting your association

Mark Asplund 81-84
Donald Aye 64-66
Robert Barone 64-66
John Bassolino 65-68
David Behrend 71-74
Dennis Benson 77-80
Bruce Bigari 67-68
Leo Biodrowski 71-75
 Bob Brown 64-67
Carole Bryan family
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
Danilo Concepcion 73-75
Jose Corpus 67-68
Harold Davison 68-69
John Dishaw 65-68
Troy Dooley 70-74
Dennis Doyle 66-68
Wayne Ellington 65-67
Roger Evans 65-67
Wayne Fass 70-74
Frank Fisher 58-59 Jupiter
David Frye  72-75
Helen Fulton/Judith White 41-49 Jupiter
Donald Funk 56-57 Jupiter
Frank Goerig 64-67
Dannis Greene 66-69
Tom Grzywacz 68-69
Frank Guthals Jupiter
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
Larry Icenogle 71-73
Marc Jacob 74-81
Jay Jansson 70-71
Milford Jarvis 65-69
Clifton Jensen 71-74
Dan Kaye
Bill Key 64-66
Lawrence Kindrick 80-81
Hank Koopman 66-69

Buck Laird 65-67
Ken Latham 66
John Lekwa 71-74
David Link 67-69
Jon Malay 74-77
Judy Martinez 59-61 Jupiter
William Masewicz 82-83
Jim May 71-74
Walter McCandless 65-67
Stephen McPhillips 69-71
Bill Moore 64-68 (angel)
Harold Mueller 56-57 Jupiter
Al Mullen 79-82
Kenneth Myer 69-71
Monty Newberry 64-65
Bill Newquist 64-65 (5 year member)
Garry Nichols 76-78/81-84
Dave Nicholson 64-65
Ken Ogawa 71-73
Dennis O'Leary 71-74
Phillip Ottato 72-75
Rich Palazzo 71-72
Joe Patz 64-67
Wyatt Ramsey 56-57 Jupiter
Harold Ray 68-70
John Richard 64-66
Mike Rigdon 62-64 Jupiter
Jaime Rodriguez 74-76
Joe Romero 72-75
Terry Ryan 66-67
Dave Saunders 66-72
James Saunders 64-66
Ron Schall 76-78
Gary Scheidt 57-58 Jupiter
Tom Sindorf 66-67
Tracy Simmons 85-89
John Souza 72-76
Mark Spangenberg 60-71
John Stevens 68-72
Pete TaFoya 64-66
Marshall Tator 70-74
Robert Thompson 71-75
Shon Thompson 90-91
Bryan Tracy 70-74
Michael Tribble 69-70
Lou Turilli 68-69
Ted Waypa 66-69
Paul Willett 64-66
Ray Willmott 65-69
Terry Worrell 68-72
Tom Yager 65-68
Ron Zorn 64-67

updated 3-26-14    9:36 am cst       105 sailors strong Cool


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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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.