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May 27 at 7:13 AM  · For many Americans, Memorial Day is "the unofficial start of summer," a day off of work and the perfect day for a barbecue. But for some veterans, Memorial Day could in fact be a very difficult day. Rather than being a day to thank living veterans for their service, Memorial Day is a day to remember veterans who are no long with us, whether they died in combat or not.This really isn't a holiday to celebrate, but reflect. Companies need to recognize that other veterans may have memories of combat, almost dying, buddies dying, killing people, and so many other things can erupt during this weekend of emotions. Rather than approaching your veterans and saying, "Thank you for your service," think of saying instead - "Enjoy your weekend, but I want you to know that I will be remembering what this holiday is about." Or - "Enjoy your weekend, and I will be thinking about those that are no longer with us." Or - "I will be taking a moment this weekend to honor those that served our nation and are no longer with us."So, enjoy your weekend and day off, but take a moment to reflect on why we have this weekend.



2022 Savannah, GA
September 21-26 


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On the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the armistice was signed to end "The War To End All Wars." We now call this day Veterans Day; it is a day where we pause to reflect upon, and honor all those who have valiantly served in the armed forces in time of war and peace. Leaving home and family, each of these men and women placed their own stitch in the continuing tapestry of American readiness, vigilance and freedom. Thank you, soldier, sailor, Marine or airman. Thank you for giving of yourself for all of us.

ShipStore/BScrestpin.jpg They're baaaack! The ship crest pin is now available in the Ship Store.
                                                                                                         2021 San Antonio reunion attendees will receive one in their check in package




One of my favorite pics from DC 2008.  Would love to go back there and look for Gibbs! (Can you spot the boo boo?)


 2022 Membership Roster
Thank you for supporting your association
Thank you Ken, Harold and Tom!
Sorry about that, Steve! All fixed!





David Archuleta 75-76 (2022)
Gerry Arnett 61-62 (2022)
Robert Barlow 74-76 (2022)
Barbara Bassolino fam (2022)
John Bassolino 65-68 (2022)
Jody Biodrowski family (2022)
Leo Biodrowski 71-75 (2022)
Jim Brown 69-73 (2022)
Carole Bryan family (2022)
Thomas Carroll 67-70 (2022)
Herm Chambers 66-68 (in memorium)
Scott Cochrane 85-87 (2022)
Johnny Collins 69-73 (2022)
Harold Davison 68-69 (2026)
Ed Denk 66-69 (2022)
John Dishaw 65-68 (2022)
Bernie Dishaw family (2022)
Paul Early 69-71 (2022)
Fidel Flores 71-75 (2022)
Tom Grzywacz 68-69 (2022)
Myra Grzywacz family (2022)
Leon Hall 57-64 Jupiter (2022)
Art Hansen 72-76 (2022)
Janie Hansen family (2022)
Bernie Hansen 72-73(2023)
Lyndon Henderson 69-70 (2022)
Jim Hinton 67-70 (2022)
Susan Hinton family (2022)
Larry Icenogle 71-73 (2022)
Marc Jacob 74-81 (2022)
Bill Key 64-66 (2023)
Hank Koopman 66-69 (2022)
Anna Leapley (Jim 66-69) (2022)
Jan Lekwa family (2022)


John Lekwa 71-74 (2022)
Mac McCandless 65-67 (2022)
Stephen McPhillips 69-71 (2022)
Doug Modica 72-73 (2022)
Maureen Moore (Bill 64-68) (2022)
Harold Mueller 56-57 Jupiter (2022)
Al Mullen 79-82 (2022)
Mary Mullen family (2022)
Kenneth Myer 69-71 (2022)
Ken Ogawa 71-73 (2022)
Dennis O'Leary 71-74 (2022)
Rich Palazzo 71-72 (2022)
Joe Patz 64-68 (2022) (in memorium)
Joy Patz family (2022)
Wyatt Ramsey 56-57 Jupiter (2022)
John Reynolds 65-67 (2022)
John Richard 64-66 (2022)
Harvey Rowe 64-67 (2022)
Terry Ryan 66-67 (2022)
Steve Sagaser 71-73 (2022)
Dave Saunders 66-72 (2022)
Myrtle Saunders family (2022)
Ron Schall 76-78 (2023)
Gary Scheidt 57-58 Jupiter (2022)
Phil Tansley (2022)
Marshall Tator 70-74 (2022)
Michael Tribble 69-70 (2022)
Lou Turilli 68-69 (2022)
Jerry Urlacher 72-73 (2022)
Dan Watson 68-69 (2022)
Ted Waypa 66-69 (2022)
Connie Wubben family (2022)
Harley Wubben 71-75 (2022)
Ron Zorn 64-67 (2022)


updated 2-17-22 9:52 am cst     68 sailors and wonderful family strong!




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A message from JO3 Douglas Gorham 76-78
I was the ship's first journalist. No CCTV system when I first checked onboard so I was assigned to deck. Moved around alot until system finally arrived and I was able to do journalist work. Also started ship's first newspaper "Catch 22". Retired in '99 as a JOCM and went into teaching. Spent the next 20 years teaching physical education in elementary school.







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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.