ALUMNI  -  C thru D

Caine, Charles C.   (Carol)
5519 Canyon Rd.
Cheyenne, WY  82009-4508
Tel: 307-634-9220
Stoddard: WWII PO; Rating: GM3 ( deceased 07/30/01)

    [ E-mail received 08-01-01 from Charles Caine's son, Charlie ]
    Greetings, my name is Charlie Caine. My father Charles C. Caine was a member of the crew of the Stoddard during WWII. He was a gunners mate on a 5" mount. He talked of Adak Alaska, the pacific theater and being on picket duty in the Sea of Japan. He was a member of Tin Can Sailors, though due to health issues he did not attend many of the meetings. I have looked through almost all of the sites attached to the web page and really appreciate the information. He would not talk much about the war. I learned of his duties in bits and pieces over the years with him. Unfortunately he passed away on July 30th and is buried in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I am really sorry I did not find out about this site until after his death, he would have really enjoyed it and might have tried to communicate with old shipmates via e-mail. Anyhow, thank you for the memories.
    Charlie Caine

    [ Original biography by Charles Caine ]
    Plant owner to decommission - USS Gary to USS Roosevelt. April 1946 signed on in Navy for additional 2 years. 1948 - Discharged and started at Ohio State University. Married Carol in December. 1950 - Left OSU and started with Electric Appliance Distributor in Columbus, Ohio. 1953 - Had a son, Chris. 1954 - Started with Pitney Bowes Co. 1956 - Had a second son, Chuck. 1956 - Printing industry. 1972 - 1996 Helped pioneer public facsimile (fax) industry in my own business. July 1976 - Sold facsimile business. August 1976 - Edited and published Trucking Publications in my own business. December 1981 - Opened PIP Cheyenne and we're still there.

Camp, Paul    (Margaret) - Deceased 9-12-2002
105 W. Pittsburgh Street
Delmont, PA  15626
Tel: 412-468-8595; Rating: TM3

Campbell, Phil   (Susan)
1907 Larkin Drive
Roseville, CA 95661-4920
Service: 66-69 Rating: MM2

Cannine, Jerry
820 Ethelinda Way
Brea, CA 92821
Tel: 714-990-4462
Served 54/55 Rating SN

Carlander, Larry S.  (Caroline)
12712 NE 39th St.
Bellevue, WA  98005
Tel: 425-885-2406
Stoddard: WWII PO
{Deceased 1994}

Carlstrom, Verl
N 3682 996th Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Tel: 715-874-5288
Stoddard: 60-62

Carlton, Jr., Alva L.
2400 Fountainview Dr. #244
Houston, TX  77057
Tel: 713-780-4351
Stoddard: 44-46; Rating: Rdm2

    I was radar man 2c on the USS Stoddard, plotting "bogeys" and "gadgets" was part of my assignment. After Navy, I attended Rice University, receiving my Electrical Engineering degree, the SMU for my business degree. Worked for Hughes Aircraft, Dresser Industries, LTV, E-Systems, doing package design, transformer design and manufacturing, and manufacturing controls management.

    I have three children (in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Los Angeles) and four grandchildren. I enjoy stamp collecting, astronomy, and fishing.

Carmack, William H
100 N Tibbs Rd
Dalton, GA 30720
Tel: 706-278-9977
Served 53/55 Rating RD2

Carns, Reid   (Norma)
HCR 61, Box 190-B
Bonners Ferry, ID  83805-9539
Tel: 208-267-2573;  Fax: 208-267-2573
Stoddard: 58-59; Rating: CSC

Caro, Frank A.
9212 Lakepoint Dr
Wichita, KS  67226
Tel: 316-267-1229
Stoddard: 54-57; Rating: Lt.

Carr, Paul D.
4 Grant Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15202

Carr USN Ret'd Cmdr, Sam L. (Noran)
6340 Bergsma Lane
Valley Springs, CA  95252-9100
Tel: 209-772-2097
Stoddard: 68-69; Rating: XO, Cdr

Carriveau, Charles
2032 N 12th St
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Tel: 920-457-7829
Rating: SN

Carter USN Ret'd, Franklin W.  (Jane)
1203 San Bernadino Way
Lady Lake, FL  32159
Tel: 352-750-5282; Fax: 352-750-5005
Service: 51-76
Stoddard: 60-61; Rating: LCdr/HM1

Caruso, Fred J
20 Captains Pt
Fruitland Pk, Florida 34731
Tel: 352-787-2490
Served 54/55 Rating BT1

Carvalho, Alfred L.
7860 Dufferin Ave
Riverside, CA  92504-5104

Case, Monty 
1876 S Tuxedo Ave
Stockton, CA 95204
Tel: Home 209-463-1018
Work 209-948-6465
EM2 on Stoddard 1958 
Stoddard was in moth balls @ Stockton

Catino, Anthony
48 Pitcairn St.
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: 781-289-2533
Rating: QMSN

Chapman, Leonard C
14 Montclair Ave
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Tel: 843-797-2596
Served 56/62 Rating SFM3

Chappell, Larry J
Carl Chappell {Brother}
10886 Cook Rd N
Priarie Grove, AR 72753
Tel:479-846-4090 {deceased}
Served 59/62 Rating YNSN

Charron, Robert O
16761 W Nottingham Way
Surprise, Az 85374
Served 4/61-9/61 Rating TM1

Chason, Aaron E
504 Iveys Scenic Dr
Albany, GA 31721
Tel: 229-888-6139
Served 55/57 Rating IC3

Chatelain, Merlin J.
1214 Cocoville Road
Mansura, LA  71350
Tel: 318-964-2242

Chauka, Norman G
10127 Andrews Ave
Allen Park, MI 48101
Tel: 313-928-4497
Served 52/55
Rating FN

Chenault, Harold L
322 Peeble Beach Dr
Trinidad, TX 75163
Tel: 903-778-9192
Served 56/58 Rating ET3

Cheyney, Jerre E.
4038 Comanche Drive
Walsenbury, CO  81089
Tel: 719-738-0632
Stoddard: 61-64; Rating: GMG

Christian, Herbert
2317 1st Ave
Napa, CA 94558
Tel: 707-226-8408
Served 56/59 MM2

Christian, Vernard E
404 Collabar Rd
Montgomery, NY 12549
Tel: 845-361-5407
Served 54/55 Rating SH3

Chrysler, Scott
728 Sand Dollar Dr
Sanibel, FL 33957
Tel: 941-395-1826
Stoddard: 60-61; Rating: Ltjg

Chyma, Mrs. Paul E.  (Mary Ann)
301 E. Madison Street
Toledo, IA  52342-1713
Tel: 515-484-2543, (deceased 6/14/97)
Stoddard: WWII PO widow

    I enlisted in the Navy on Nov 30, 1943 and served aboard the Stoddard as a Fireman 1c, SV6. I worked in the boiler-engine room and also in refrigeration. In combat I was assigned to the #5-5" gun mount. I was discharged from the Navy on March 15, 1946 at Great Lakes, Il.

    I married Mary Atchison on April 10, 1947 and have farmed most of my life. I have also worked at various jobs including construction work, ran a gas station, did carpentry work and the last nine years of employment I worked as a power house engineer for the state of IOWA. Due to poor health I have been discharged since 1985.

    I have lived in the vicinity of Tama and Toledo all of my life. My wife and I have five children, four boys and one girl. We have ten grandsons and one granddaughter. My hobbies are fishing, taking short trips, and puttering around.

Cierzniak, James J.
1156 East Victoria St
South Bend, IN 44614
Stoddard: 57-60: Rating: Ltjg

Cilladi, Silvio  
R.R. #1 Box 140
Brockport, PA  15823
Tel: 814-265-0841

    Aboard ship I stood watch in the forward engine room, and was the MOMM striker and replaced George Trosha (MOMM) when he left the ship.  I came aboard in Tokyo Bay and served aboard until the ship was decommissioned in Charleston, SC, until it was mothballed.

    As for myself, I was discharged from the Navy in May 1946, was married in 1950.  We have three children and nine grandchildren.  In September of 1989 I retired from Owens Brockway Glass Co.

Claggett, Mrs. Strabo V. (Elizabeth)
5616 Ahekolo Circle
Diamondhead, MS  39525
Tel: 601-255-7776  (deceased 07-24-93)
Stoddard: WWII PO widow; Rating: Lt.

Strabo served in World War II for 4 years as a lieutenant in the US Navy on the destroyer USS Stoddard. He loved his years in the Navy: his license plate number was DD566. He retired after 45 years in the investment business. 

Clark, Kenneth P.  (Lucinda)
5205 S. Cliftton Ave Lot519
Wichita, KS 67216-4409
Tel: 316-524-9855
Stoddard: 61-64; Rating: ICFN

Clawson, Tom
Stoddard: 60-62: Rating: AN

Address # 1 {November 1- April 15}
P.O. Box 98
Parker Dam, CA 92267
Tel: 760-663-0104
Address # 2 {April 16-October 31}
c/o Putters Paradise RV Park
2085 West Highway 277
Snowflake, AZ 85937

I went aboard April 1960 and departed, I believe, in May 1962. I visited the Stoddard internet site you sent and was amazed at the list of those who I served with aboard the Stoddard. I would jump at the chance to attend the 2002 reunion in San Diego. I'll be sending in my dues and member form in a few days. 

Because of the Cuban missile crisis, quite a few of us did some fast growing up back in those days. I may be able to supply you with more pictures. If I find the pictures I'll be in touch.

Clay, Joseph E
4144 15th ST
Des Moines, IA 50313
Tel: 515-244-1434
Served 56/58 Rating IC3

Clayton, Gene    (Yan)
1130 South Johnson
Macomb, IL  61455
Tel: 309-833-5086
Stoddard: 7/54-5/58; Rating: MM3

    I was in the forward engine room on the Stoddard and I ran the ship for the Captain at G.Q. when we was over seas. If he wanted more speed or less I did that. I learned about the Alumni about 5 years ago. I have never got to any of the reunions, but hope to some time. I was glad to hear and receive the last Stoddard reunion letter and see about Don Sedgewick and that he was on ship and a MM3 also. I wrote to him to see and talk more about old times.

Cleere, Timothy 
4353 Terrabella Way 
Oakland, CA 94619 
Stoddard: 59-61; Rating: LT

Clementino, James D.
44 Bridlewood Road
South Windsor, CT  06074
Tel: 203-528-2862
Stoddard: WWII PO

Clover, Paul
19531 E Levy St
Williston, FL 32696
Served 61/62 Rating MMFN

Cobb, Allen S.   (Clarene B.) (deceased)
1638 Calavo Rd. #15
Fallbrook, CA  92028-4418
Tel: 619-731-3315
Stoddard: WWII PO; Rating: GM3

Coffman, Bill
Served 61/64 Ratong FTG2

Cole, Glen C. Jr. (deceased)
Glasgow, Kentucky 

Coleman, William (Bill) Jr.
1004 Whitling Wood Dr
Johnson City, TN 37061
Tel: 423-915-0215
Stoddard: 68-69

Collier, James R.   (Pat)
1321 Lakeside Dr.
Bremerton, WA  98312
Tel: 360-405-6065
Stoddard: 59-61; Rating: Cdr

Collins, Darrell
2157 W Irwin Way
Eugene, OR 97402
Served 61/63 Rating SFP3

Collinsworth, Clint "Red" 
P.O. Box 1327
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Onboard Stoddard 1958-1962
Rating: CS3

Colo, Nicholas J. (Marj)
7811 Gloria Lake Ave.
San Diego, CA 92119
Tel: 208-466-0459
Service: 52-75
Stoddard: 68-69; Rating: RMC / RMCS

    I met my wife, Marj, while in the Navy, in San Francisco where she spent two years in the Navy. We have six children (all but one are married) and fifteen grandchildren.

    I served aboard one PC, 4 destroyers and one cruiser with shore duty in Germany, Japan and San Diego. In 1969 was on the decommissioning crew for the USS Stoddard. I was also on the decommissioning crew for the USS Coontz DL69 and the USS Galveston CL63.

    After Navy retirement, we owned and operated two restaurants in Idaho for 22 years. Sold them in July 1997 and retired completely. Since then we have been traveling in our motor home and enjoying retirement. We learned about the Stoddard Alumni from our good friend Bob Swan and his wife Eileen.

Conard, Richard
13811 Proctor Dr
Kearney, MO 64060
Tel: 816-781-4523
or 913-573-3045
Served 61/63 Rating BM3

Coneway, Clint J.   (Greta)
220 E. Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118-1323
Tel: 619-435-3746
Stoddard: 66-69; Rating: LTjg/Capt

    I was born in Denison, Texas, graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and was commissioned in 1966. Obtained a Master of Science in Nuclear Physics from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1971.

    The USS Stoddard (DD-566) was my first assignment after being commissioned, from 1966 to 1969, and I served first as the navigator and later as the combat information center officer. Was aboard the Stoddard when she was hit and damaged by North Vietnamese shore guns while the ship was rescuing downed aviators off the coast. Served tours on USS Carpenter (DD-825), Sample (FF- 1 048), and Ponchatoula (AO-148). After Navy Nuclear Power training, I served as the main propulsion assistant on the USS Bainbridge (CGN-25) later returning to the ship as its EO. I was commander of the USS Vandergrift (FFG-48) and Truxtun (CGN-35), was Enterprise Battle Group's anti-air warfare commander during Operation Praying Mantis combat action against Iran in 1988. Saw a lot of action in southwest Asia, Vietnam, as well as the Middle East.

    I served as instructor in Navy schools, taught Naval Science at UC Berkeley as well as served in the Navy's Washington offices for several years. My wife Greta and I have two children, Jennifer and Chad. Since attending the Stoddard Alumni reunion in San Francisco, we have moved to Amarillo, Texas.

     Earl R Confar MTC {Missle technician chief} On Stoddard 57-58 retired 1977 130 Plymouth Carver, MA 02330 Tel: 508-866-3257 email

Confar, Earl R.
130 Plymouth 
Carver, MA 02330 
Tel: 508-866-3257
MTC {Missle technician chief} 
On Stoddard 57-58 retired 1977 

Conner, Bobby F
{Deceased 3/6/2002}
Alice Conner-wife
P.O. Box 433
Apple Springs, Texas 75926
Tel: 936-831-2296}
Served 56/58 Rating MM3

Connors, James A.   (Nora)
228 Allison Avenue
Staten Island, NY  10306
Tel: 718-987-1368
Service: 51-59
Stoddard: 51Sep - 55 Jun; Rating: RD2

    Reported abroad the Stoddard in September 1951 in Boston Navy Yard. Service on the Stoddard included the Feb-Mar 52 shake down cruise to Guantanamo, Cuba; Mediterranean cruises of 52&53; Boston Navy Yard overhaul in 53; Guantanamo shakedown in 54; plane-guard practice at Pensacola Naval Air Station; late 54 transit through the Panama canal to join the Pacific Fleet; cruises to the Pacific Jan-Jun 55 including Matsu-Quemoy Island incidents & Formosa Strait patrol; and final return to San Diego California where I was discharged from the regular Navy.  I served in the reserves through June of 1959.

Conolly II, Mrs. Robert C.   (Ann)
11329 Fawn Lake Parkway
Spotsylvania, VA  22553
Tel: 804-633-4600, (deceased 8/12/97)
Stoddard: Vietnam widow; Rating: RAdm

Cook, Mrs. Arthur L.  (Louise)
5225 Galena Drive
Colorado Springs, CO  80918
Tel: 719-590-1037, (deceased 10/29/96)
Stoddard: WWII widow

Cook, F. Stephenson  
1801 Old Piedmont Road
San Jose, CA  95132
Tel: 408-937-0609 (deceased 1998)
Stoddard: 44-46

Cook, William J  (deceased 6/15/98)
Stoddard: WWII PO; Rating: GM

    Joined the Navy in 1941, served as gunner on the Stoddard and fought in many of the Pacific's infamous battles. After the war, attended the University of Washington. Returned to military service, this time in the Air Force Orders took me all over the world, including Tooglie Nooglie Arctic Fjord, Greenland, Korea, Japan. Met my wife, Nancy Lee while assigned to Geiger Airfield. We have one son, Frank Stephenson, and two daughters Lena and Joanne. After retirement from the Air Force, began another career in the service of the American Red Cross, mostly in its service to military installations mission, with many assignments at home and abroad. Nancy passed away in 1984; shortly thereafter, and after a heart bypass surgery, Bill retired from the Red Cross to Fresno, CA. Bill passed away on June 15, 1998, after a long illness. His remains will be interred at the Arlington National Cemetery on September 21, 1998.

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Cookfair, Arthur
129 N. Toll Street
Schenectady, NY 12302
Tel: 518-377-5365
Rating: SK3

Cooley Jr, James E  {Deceased 7/3/98}
Tammie Cooley (Daughter)
P.O. Box 541
Cobb, CA 95426
Served 58/60 Rating RD3 or 59/61 Rating ETRSN

Coon, Harold E.
20 E. Hammond Place
Shelton, WA  98584-9548
Tel: 206-426-0817
Stoddard: WWII

Cooperman, Sam
3408 Old Forrest Road
Baltimore, MD  21208
Tel: 301-486-2307
Service: 44-46
Stoddard: WWII;  Rating: RDM 3C

    I was assigned to the Stoddard out of Pearl Harbor and traveled to Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands. I remained on the Stoddard through Yokosuka, Japan until decommissioning in Charleston, SC. I was discharged in Brooklyn, NY. After the war, I attended and graduated Brooklyn College (BA) and Columbia University (MA). Moving to Baltimore, MD I was a builder, Lumber Yard dealer and owner of my own businesses in the manufacture of roof trusses and selling of doors and windows. I retired in 1992. Since retirement, I have been traveling and playing golf. The Coopermans have three sons, all married, and two grandchildren. Among the alumni, I served with Peter Reano and under Captain William Hurst.

Copeland, James Calvin
Deceased 1983

Corbett, Raymond (Joyce)
2200 29th St. S Unit N61
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Tel: 701-775-5226
{Deceased 2/8/2002}
Stoddard: WWII

Cornwall, James
1612 E 15th St
Sedalia, MO 65301
Tel: 660-826-6588
Rating: ET2

Corr, William J
649 Chester Pike Apt. A
Prospect Park, PA 19076-1538
Tel: 610-431-6562
Served 60/63 Rating BT3

Cossifos, Nicholas
7 Damon Lane
Yonkers, NY 10705
Tel: 914-476-4344
Rating: SN

Cote, Richard  
33543 Arthur Drive
Zephyr Hills, FL  33543
Tel: 813-783-1772

Cotte, Allen H
605 Priarie St
Pepin, WI 54749
Served 55/59 Rating MM3

Cotton, Ronald
2301 Heritage Dr
Titusville, FL 32780
Tel: 321-268-0054
Rating: EM3

Counts, Richard T.
10133 Millcreek Road
Sidney, OH  45365-9595
Tel: 937-492-2247
Rating: RD2

    I served aboard the Stoddard from Oct 26, 1953 until Nov 7, 1955 as a radar man.  J.B. Nelson, a Commander, was the Captain and S.L. Martin, a Lt Commander was the Executive Officer.  Supply Officer was Lt jg G.W. Blain, and some of the radar men aboard at that time was Skillings RD1, Conners RD1, Fortuna RD1, Garmack RD1, Hand RD3, Switzer RDSN, Saltz RDSN, and Greene RDSN.

    The home port when I went aboard was Newport, RI and then we were assigned to San Diego, CA and that was her home port when I transferred to COM CRU Div 5 Flag Allowance, stationed on the cruiser Los Angeles.

    One the Los Angeles we manned flag plot on the bridge.  One of the most impressive things we did was to go up to the Saigon River to Saigon for a celebration of the Vietnam Anniversary in 1955.

    I will work for the same company I did before I went into the Navy as an enlistment, the Amos Press, publishers of Coin World, Linn Stamp News, Cars and Parts, and the publication and program ads for the Sidney Daily News.

    I am married and have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Cowdrey, Oliver F. (Marilyn DeLeon)
47 Jarvis Street
Windsor, VT 05089
Rating: BT3 {Deceased 9/20/02}

Coyle, Dennis 
7356 Enfield Ave
Reseda, CA 91335 
Tel: 818-881-4520
BT2 60/62

Cranke, Mitchell
PO Box 1662
Stillwater, OK 74076
Tel: 405-743-4071
Served 61/65 Rating SN

Creamer, Jackson W.
Rating: SN {Deceased 1993}

Crenshaw, Fred
2269 Chaparral Ave
San Jose, CA 95130
Tel: 408-379-5104
Served 60/63 Rating SK3

Creviston, Wayne (deceased)
701 Klauman
Harvard, Illinois 60033
Stoddard: 52

    Meat cutter and boner since 1956. Married Shelby for 39 years, 3 children: Steve, Lori, and Scott. My wife is deceased.  Engaged to be married to Nancy Hartwig, who works at Cotter & Co.

Crockett, B.E. (deceased)

Crone, John (Randy)
49 Bridal Veil Falls Rd.
Heber Springs, AR 72543
Tel: 501-362-6083
Stoddard: 64-65

Croto, Willard E. (Ann W.)
456 Drake Hill Rd.
Albany, NH 03818
Rating: MM1 {Deceased 12/02}

Culkin, Patrick F.  (Kathleen)
5683-C Adobe Falls Road
San Diego, CA 92120
Tel: 619-287-7788
Stoddard: 54 Dec - 58 Dec Rating: BT3

Born in Pennsylvania, joined the Navy in Cleveland, Boot camp in Great Lakes, assigned to the Piedmont AD-14 in San Diego, Balboa Hospital for 2 months, then assigned to the Stoddard in WestPac. Originally a deck hand, CPO Olsen recruited me for the fire room and I had a meteoric rise to BT-3. I got married in 1955. Was released from duty at 32nd St. Naval station in 1958 and stayed in San Diego. I began a career in firefighting in 1960 and retired in 1993 as Chief of the department after 30+ years.

Cunningham, Hugh
2333 Willow Glen Dr.
El Cajon, CA  92019
Tel: 619-588-5694;  Fax: 619-588-5694
Stoddard: 62-64; Rating: SPG1

Cunningham, Ralph R (Ray)
1451 East Woodland St
Apt 508
Springfield, MO 65804
Served 57/59 Rating SK1

Curran, John
Served 51/53 Rating BT3

Curry, Mrs. Newell L.  (Lillian)
Rt. 4, Box 213-12
Trinity, TX  75862-9777
Tel: 409-594-6789
Service: 50-74, (deceased 12/17/98)
Stoddard: 51-54; Rating: LCmdr

    I served over twenty years with the US Navy and retired from as LCDR in 1974. My last duty station was with DCASO Aerojet General.

    Enlisted 7-1950 Boot camp - San Diego - 9-50 MM schools Gt Lakes. 1-51 Charleston S.C. USS Stoddard DD566 Recommission. 7-54 Transfer to USS Severn A061, Defoe shipyard, Bay City, Michigan. 1956 transferred to nucleus crew USS Lester DE1021 - Bay City Michigan - 1956 went to class C welding school in Norfolk and to Air Conditioning and Heating School Norfolk. Returned to Bay City in 1957 and was ordered to OCS Newport RI. Completed OCS, ordered to USS Boston GAG- I in Gunnery Operations and Navigation Departments. In 1959 I was ordered to the USS Howard D. Crow DE252 as Weapons Officer, RPS Custodian, Navigator and many other jobs. I was transferred in 1961 to Headquarters 8th Naval District in New Orleans as Personnel Officer 8th ND and Executive Officer of the Headquarter Flag Unit. In 1963 I was transferred to the USS Cabillo LSD 16 as Chief Engineer, home port Long Beach Ca.

    When President Kennedy was assassinated we were the station ship in Hong Kong. The genuine sympathy of the Chinese people was very moving. They lined the streets leading to the US Embassy and left flowers and thousands of other gifts in between the rocks in the walls leading to the Embassy.

    The USS Cabillo LSD 16 was the Primary Control Ship for the first opposed all US Marine forces amphibious assault in Vietnam. If I remember right it was Operation Starlight.

    In 1965 1 was transferred to the Defense Contract Administration Region Los Angeles as Deputy Chief of the North Branch of the Quality Assurance Division, a joint service job. I worked for an Air Force General then an Army General. Halfway through that tour I was made Chief of the Air Research Plant Representative Office in Los Angeles. During this tour I was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal.

    In 1968 I was transferred to the USS Jamestown AGTR3 a non rotated electronics surveillance ship in Vietnam. I was the Executive Officer. In 1969 I was transferred back to Defense Contract Administration Region Los Angeles as a Termination Contracting Officer, settling Contracts that had been terminated for the convenience of the government. In 1971 I was assigned to take over the Navy Plant Representative office at Aerojet General in Azusa California and to administer all the DOD Contracts and all the NASA contracts.

    In 1974 I was awarded a second Joint Service Commendation Medal. In July 1974 I retired after 24 years service. After retirement I went to work as a Research Engineer for the National Maritime Research Center in Galveston, Texas. The center was closed in 1975 and I went to work for Montgomery Wards selling sporting goods. In 1990 I retired for good. I moved to Trinity Texas and enjoy doing whatever I feel like doing.

    My wife is not in good health. She had a stroke 2 years ago so I will not be able to attend the reunion.

Cusson, Robert  (Linda)
257 College Hwy.
Southwick, MA  01007
Tel:  413-569-0089  (deceased 10/08/01)
Stoddard: 51-54; Rating: BT2

[E-mail from John Bowman 10-09-01 to the Harpster]
It saddens me to report that shipmate Bob Cusson (BT12 Stoddard 51/54) past away last night (10/08/01 ). He was 68 years old. Bob's wife Linda, informed me & asked me to let the Stoddard alumni know. Bob & I were real good friends while on the Stoddard and steamed together often. Like Joe he came home with me many times and knew my family. I made contact with Bob in 1999 after 50 years & went to see him last Nov. He was confined to bed at that time but was able later to get some fishing in. Bob had asbestosis for some years but put up a gallant fight to the end. Makes me wonder just how many of our engineering shipmates have past on from asbestos related causes. We were exposed to that dam stuff daily while in the engine rooms & fire rooms. Any & all repairs we did cause asbestos to float in the surrounding air for us to breath in. I gave Bob a Stoddard Ball cap when I visited him that you guy's gave from the alumni. Linda told me he really cherish that hat & it will be put in his casket after the service. Bob was home with his wife Linda & daughter Tammy at the time of his death.

D'Agostino, Joseph  
77 Algonquin
Massepequa, NY  11758
Tel: 516-541-4147

Dabbs, John P. (Virginia)
4906 County Rd. 424 W.
Henderson, TX  75652
Tel: 903-657-8671
Stoddard: 59-60; Rating: GMG3

Daily, Maurice E.
5487 Dundee Ave.
San Diego, CA  92120
Tel: 619-528-8072
Stoddard: 68-69

Dandrow, MD, Robert V. (Mary)
50 Caroline Drive
Milton, MA  02186
Stoddard: 45-46

Danenhower, Ms.   (Darlene)
15 Driftwood Blvd.
Kenner, LA  70065
Tel: 504-443-6006
Stoddard: WWII PO daughter

Dangers, Leo C.
Howard Lake, MN 55349
Rating: BTC {Deceased 1978}

Daniels, Robert D
615 W. 6th
Anaconda, MT 59711 (dec. 9/98)

Darr, Ralph "Flip"
26022 Andrea Court
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Rating: S
Stoddard: 56-57

D'Auge, Salvatore
28 Emerson St
Kingston, NY 12401
Tel: 845-331-0484
Rating: SN

Davis, Edgar
1001 South Hale Ave Space 7
Escondido, CA  92029
Tel: 760-745-8544
Stoddard: 56-60; Rating: EM2

Davis, Herb
Lake Placid, NY
Rating: RD {Deceased}

Davis, Thomas (Joyce Pickens)
205 Arizona St.
Calvert City, KY  42029
Tel: 270-395-4819
Stoddard: 43-46; Rating: MM3

    I was a MM3c in the forward engine room on the Stoddard from commission to mothball. Before joining the ship, I was on an oil tanker in the north Atlantic for about six months. After discharge from the Navy, I worked in Chicago for a while, came home, and attended college at Murray, Kentucky for two years. Later, together with a partner, we bought a drugstore in Calvert. We sold it after five years. I then went to work for a chemical plant, GAF. This plant, along with several other plants, is located on the Tennessee River, a mile from Calvert and 4 miles below the Kentucky Dam. I worked there thirty years and retired at the age of sixty two.

    I have three children, a girl and two boys, all grown and married. I live only two blocks from where I was born and raised. I have one grandchild. I spend most of my time playing golf and working around the house.

Day, Jr., James S. (Betty)
123 Virginia Avenue
Bowling Green, VA 22427
Tel: 804-633-5132
Stoddard: 62 Apr - 92 Oct Rating: Capt
  I reported aboard Stoddard in San Diego just after Christmas, and the ship had just suffered an economizer fire in the forward fire room. I was assigned initially as Assistant First Lieutenant, and was working for LTJG Joe Lee. LTJG Willie Wright was the Weapons Officer. I became First Lieutenant and LTJG Lee became Weapons Officer. We spent several months in the shipyard in Long Beach having the engineering casualty repaired. Cdr. Chuck Wall was the CO and LCDR Shearer was XO. Before our deployment the following fall, LCDR Whitmore replaced LCDR Shearer as XO. Cdr. Wall was a superb ship handler - about the best I ever saw over the next 30 years! I remember well the change of command in Yokosuka when Cdr. Thomas Morgan relieved Cdr. Wall - the snow storm was incredible - these large wet flakes that soaked through my bridge coat as I stood with the First Division and BM2 Johnson at anchor detail on the fo'cstle for the long transit in awful visibility from Yokosuka. When the anchor was secured for sea and the anchor detail went below I took my bridge coat off and leaned it against the corner of my stateroom to thaw! I later served briefly as Second Division Officer before receiving orders in October 1964. I read Warren Adam's posting and I share his fond memory of Stoddard, and the fact that she is still at sea in the Pacific - a fitting conclusion to her long and honorable service.

Dean, Sr., Billy J. (Betty)
4369 Oak St
Pinson, Al 35126
Tel: 205-681-7421
Served 54/56 Rating EN3

DeLozier, George

DePetries, Raymond  
9 Dale Street
Saugus, MA  01906

Deffebach, Gene  
145 Horsehoe Drive
Grants Pass, OR  97526
Tel: 541-471-0154;  Fax: 541-471-0154
Stoddard: WWII; Rating: S1

Degler Jr., Russell G
2443 Lombardy Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Tel: 323-225-8206
Served 54/55 Rating FN

Deibler, Paul A.   (Corriene)
93 Garden City Drive
Lancaster, PA  17602
Tel: 717-397-6418
Stoddard: 52 Feb - 55 Mar; Rating: EM2

DelGado, Vincent F
12851 Woodside Ln SW
Port Orchard, WA 98367
Served 56/57 Rating BT2

Demchak, Andrew
21 Coddington Street
Raritan, NJ  08869-1901

Deno, Harold C
{Deceased 1997}
Alice Deno {Sister}
78 Nancy Ln
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Tel: 203-723-7000
Served 57/59 Rating SN

Deppe, Lawrence K
586 Pheasant Cir
Bountiful,UT 84010 
Tel: 801-292-0960
Served 61/62 Rating RDSN

Derrington, John (Gloria)
6959 Cotton Street
Houston, TX 77092
Tel: 713-690-3979; WWII son

Derrington, Lester E.   (Millie)
9343 Derrington
Houston, TX  77064
Tel: 281-469-8516
Service: 36-45 - (deceased)
Stoddard: WW II PO 43Apr-45Sep; Rating: EM1

June 1, 2004

Dear friends,

I am sad to convey to you the death of another of our WWII shipmates. Lester Derrington passed away Sunday May 30, 2004 in Houston, Texas. Les was suffering from Alzheimer's Disease for some time and died of complications from Alzheimer's disease and being bedridden.

He will be buried at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Houston. Visitation will be held at the Cypress Fairbanks Funeral Home, 9926 Jones Road, Houston, Texas from 6PM to 8 PM on Wednesaday, June 2, 2004. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Maximillian Colby Catholic Church, 10135 West Road, Houston, Texas at 10AM on Thursday June 3, 2004 followed by burial at Veterans Memorial cemetery at about 12:30PM.

Byron D. Goodwin

    I enlisted in November 1936, went through boot camp in San Diego, boarded the USS Lexington in January 1940, served aboard her until she sank in the Battle of Coral Sea (5/8/42). Returned to San Diego then went on to Bremerton, Washington and put the USS Bogue (ACV-9) in commission. Sailed her to Norfolk, VA, and then out of Norfolk on submarine patrol duty in the Atlantic. Transferred to Receiving Station in Philadelphia, PA where I was on the crew that put the USS Schuylkill (fleet oiler) in commission, served on her fueling carriers in the south Pacific. Then back to the States to attend destroyer school in Norfolk. Put the Stoddard in commission in 1944; transferred at Leyte Gulf for new construction. Went to Treasure Island, San Francisco, Receiving Station. While off on 36 DOL, war ended. Reported to Sand Street Receiving Station, Brooklyn, NY, served two more months and was discharged.

    After the Navy, I attended the University of Houston, worked for the Houston Chronicle's circulation Department. Then as elevator electrician in the Esperson Building in downtown Houston. During the Korean War, worked in Todd Shipyard (Houston). Joined IBEW worked on power plants and high rise office buildings. I was an inspector on the Atlas Missile site, Apollo Moon Mission at NASA. I retired in 1983 and now reside on our small cattle farm in the northwest Houston area.

    My wife Millie and I were married in March, 1946. We have 7 children (5 boys, 2 girls), 8 granddaughters, 3 grandsons; we are also proud great-grandparents! Our daughter Linda married shipmate Byron Goodwin this year, on Valentine's day.

Devitt, Richard
11425 W Vatican Ln
Homasassa, FL 34487
Tel: 352-628-5008
Rating: SO3

DeYoung, Ernie  (Glafira)
1500 Jade Ave
Chula Vista, CA  91911-5326
Tel: 619-427-963
Stoddard: 43-45; Rating: PO

Dickson, Dr. Earl W. (spouse: Susie)
2860 Avenida Alberto
Lillian, Al 36549
RDSN on the Stoddard April 1954-November 1954

Only served aboard several months in 1951. Came aboard in Gitmo Bay along with several other SA' S fresh from Newport. Had to enter hospital later that year (asthma) and was discharged in 1952.

Dillingham, Carlos L
214 Winter St
Moncks Croner, SC 29461
Served 57/59 Rating SK3 {deceased}

Dillman, John
Served 68/69 Rating EN3

Dinco, Robert J.
19 Tanglewood Drive
Teaticker, MA  02536
Tel: 617-548-0794

Dishman, Gary
13606 N Cambria Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ  85268
Tel: 480-816-5552
Stoddard: 60-61; Rating: SM3

Diskin, Joseph D
9425 Knox Dr
Overland Park, Kansas 66212
Served 1961 Rating FAHS

Dobbins, Howard A.

Dockery, James C  {deceased 1991}
Melody Henderson {Daughter]
7613 Ruggles Ferry Pike
Knoxville, TN 37924
Tel: 856-933-4455
Served 57/59 Rating SM3

Dodson, Bernie L.
1122 Sunset Tr.
Milton, WV  25541
Tel: 304-743-6086
Stoddard: WW II

Dodson, Robert L.
4020 Hurley Ct.
Toledo, OH  43614
Tel: 419-385-4457
Stoddard: WW II 43-44; Rating: BM2

Dolan Jr., Lemuel E
1206 Lake Shore Dr
Pearland, Texas 77581
Tel: 281-996-0126
Served 58/60 Rating BT2

Dolopo, Andrew  
377 East "J" Street
Chula Vista, CA  91910
Tel: 619-585-1973
Stoddard: 64-69; Rating: SDSN

Donovan, Timothy E
178 N Golf Harbor Path
Inverness, Florida 34450
Tel: 352-344-2427
Served 55/57 Rating RM1

Donovan, James R.
66 Lookout Point
Ocean Pines, MD 21811
Tel: 410-641-6726
Stoddard Dates: 51-52
Rating: ET2

Pre-Stoddard, I served in the US Coast Guard from 1945 to 1948 with over 2 years on Pacific Island Loran stations, as an electronic technician. I was stationed in the southwest Pacific on Pulo Anna (south of Pelelieu) Guam, Saipan and also Hawaii. I joined the Naval Reserve, went to college, then had to leave for active duty call-up in 1951. On the Stoddard, I headed up the ET gang until I was released after 16 months, in 1952. I was aboard for the de-moth-balling and the following months of the re-training cruises to Gitmo, the plane-guard duty out of Pensacola, the plane-guard and other activities around the Carribean, and the eventual cruise into Boston for retrofitting. I returned to college, was married to Norma in 1953, graduated in 55. I was a Test Engineer with Bendix , Information Systems Manager with Sunbeam Electronics, then a Systems consultant with Computer Sciences. In Law Enforcement for several years as computer manager in the MD Department of Public Safety, then my last 15 years were as Director of Data Systems at the US Supreme Court. I retired from there in 1994 and we moved to the Maryland coast, in Ocean Pines. Norma and I will celebrate our 50th anniversary this September. We have five children and five grandchildren. Our sixth grandchild was killed in an accident last year and we are of course living through the trauma of that. We enjoy the newsletter and I hope we'll be in touch with more of the shipmates soon. The web site is great and provides much history of the ship that I had not known of before.

Dornblaser, Stanley
559 McNary Estates Dr North
Keizer, OR 97303
Tel: 503-304-2185
Stoddard: Rating: LCdr

Dornbusch, Maxim K
1223 Forrest St
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Tel: 601-638-3959
Served 58/59 Rating SN

Doubroff, Jerome "Jerry" S.
20 La Quinta Loop
Pinehurst, NC  28374-6870
Tel: 910-215-8009
Stoddard: 59-61 Rating: LCDR

Doughenbaugh, Douglas
121 Martin Dr
Corvallis, MT 59828
Tel: (406)961-5108

Douglas, James "Jim"  (Gloria)
221 S. Walter Ave
Newbury Park, CA  91320
Tel: 805-498-2940
Stoddard: 54-57; Rating: PO2

Downey, L. Tom Jr.
903 N 4th Street
Duncan , OK 73533
Service: 66-68 BT3

Downs, Eugene
2278 Sandcastle Way
Sacramento, CA 95833
Tel: 916-929-1356
Served 45/47 Rating DCC

Drake, Don
Stoddard: WW II; Rating: S1C (deceased May 1999)

I saw in the Proceedings that the Stoddard is having a reunion in September. This is to inform you that my father, Don Drake, Seaman 1C, passed away this May. Although not a member of any "Stoddard Assn" he always spoke fondly of his time in the Stoddard during W.W.II. In fact due to his obvious pride in the USN I joined at 17. The Stoddard was moored to the pier just in front of my ship (USS Cogswell DD-561) when I reported onboard as RDSN in 1969.  Please pass to all my father's old shipmates that they were in his heart the day he slipped his lines for Fiddler's green.
B.L. Drake
Capt. SUN

Drew, Raymond A.   (Mary)
PO Box 169
Lewisburg, PA  17837 (deceased 12/22/99)
Stoddard: Korea

Drosche, Mrs. Carl B.   (Zella M.)
7711 Hammerly
Houston, TX  77055
Tel: 713-686-5080, (deceased)
Stoddard: WW II PO widow

Dubis, Ronald
21706 62nd Ave E
Spanaway, WA 98387
Served 51/55 Rating SN

Duhon, Jerome M. (Jay)  (aka: Louisiana Coon Ass)
Lafayette, LA

I left the Stoddard in 1965......and boy what a whirl wind life since then.

I stayed in the Navy until September 1968, stayed out as was a civilian for two(2) years and then joined the U.S. Army (not smart huh)..well it worked out for the good....I stayed in the U.S. Army from 1970 until I retired from the U.S. Army Oct 1, 1992 (and 10 years of this time I was stationed in Louisiana)..Retired as a 1SGT(First Sergeant E-8)..from the U.S. Army.

The wife and I live in Lafayette, Louisiana and we have a 37 foot RV and belong to a National RV club for "RETIRED VETERANS" called "SMART" stands for "SPECIAL MILITARY ACTIVE/RETIRED TRAVELERS".so we spend a lot of time with Retired Veterans with RV's and all are experts in all fields..

I saw on the Internet that the Stoddard was having a reunion in San Diego in October 9-12, but I have obligations with the National SMART at that time and cannot make it...

The SMART group is having their National RV Rally in 2004 in Rayne, Louisiana which is 14 miles from Lafayette, La and I'm the assistant Rally Master. We're expecting approximately 800 RV for between 5-10 I'm pretty busy these days planning and making arrangements for this. Lots of work to put one of these things on.....

Right now I'm 61 years old and totally retired and am in very good health......the only problem I've had is a heart attack at the age of 49 while on active duty (they let me stay in and retire) and I've behaved, eating right and watching the weight and all that stuff and at present I have no physical problems and am in very good shape and not overweight.

Not much military around Lafayette, La, it about 2 1/2 hours drive either to Fort Polk or to Keesler AFB in Mississippi, but today with the VA, Champus, and Wal Mart......we really don't need any Military it works out pretty good....and Cajun Food is cheap its the Cajun Cook that's expensive..........and I'm a Cajun Cook ...big pots and all....

Well I sure hope that the reunion comes off with out a hitch and all goes well, by the way how many do you expect to attend.....

Look, you take care now ,

Jerome "JAY" Duhon

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Duncan, Patrick P.   (Carol)
500 N. Hill St.
Meridian, TX  76665
Tel: 254-435-2196;  Fax: 254-435-2053
Service: 40-46
Stoddard: 44-45; Rating: QM2 / 1

All of my military service was in the Pacific. Worked for General Dynamics and retired from Santa Fe RR. My hobbies are fishing, ham radio and working in the shop. Carol and I have been married 51 years; we have two children, five grandchildren, and we have attended all of the Stoddard reunions!

This year I was honored to be invited, as a survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack, to attend the commissioning of the USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52) at North Island Naval Base, San Diego, CA on Saturday May 30. This new ship is designed to land an attack force of 504 marines and equipment with a complement capacity of 24 officers and 327 crewmen. I was lucky enough to be able to join approximately a thousand other Pearl Harbor survivors at the ceremony. Believe me, those guys can still make a lot of noise. A Navy band stirred the patriotic soul. Senator David Inouye of Hawaii, Navy Secretary John Dalton and Representative Duncan Hunter of California were principal speakers. Just as the commission pennant was hoisted, the Pearl Harbor came to life - bells and whistles sounded and the ship's radar antennae and guns moved and at the same time, five F/A-18 Hornets roared across the sky past the ship. The weather could not have cooperated better with a cool breeze blowing in off the sea. A tour of the ship followed. My trip to the west coast was doubly enjoyable since I had the opportunity to visit with my son, Bill, who attended the commissioning with me and later visiting with his family in the high desert at Apple Valley. Bill served as my "official" photographer for a very exciting day!

[ Webmaster: checkout a great poem submitted by Pat ]


CLIFTON, TX S/1c Pat Perry Duncan was born and raised in Meridian, the son of W.S. and Emma Duncan. He joined the Navy in July 1940 as the war was going on in Europe, and was eager to see some action.

He was sworn into service in Dallas and he, along with eight other men from Texas and Oklahoma, boarded a Pullman train for San Diego, Calif. The trip across the desert in July was hot and the men kept wet towels over their heads to keep cool.

Duncan was stationed in a Spanish style barracks which were very nice, and received his training. After finishing training, he boarded the USS Brazos, an oil tanker named for the Brazos River, en route to Pearl Harbor arriving in January 1941.

Assigned to the USS Raleigh in Pearl Harbor, Duncan took over the Bugler/messenger watch on Dec. 7, 1941. At about 0755 a.m. while on duty, Duncan observed three planes flying low.

The lead plane dropped a torpedo headed for the ship while the crew had no idea what was happening. The torpedo hit port side, knocking the men down and as they got up, the other two planes hit the USS Utah.

As the planes veered off, the crew would see the Rising Sun insignia on the wings, and someone yelled, Its the Japs. The officer of the deck said, Sound General Quarters, and Duncan tried to blow the bugle, but it was full of water. After shaking the bugle, a sound finally came out, and Duncan went to all hatches and sounded General Quarters.

The Raleigh began to list, but by this time, all hell had broken out in Pearl Harbor. Duncan could see the ships blowing up and the terrific blast of the Arizona filled the air with black smoke along with other ships that were on fire. The captain used every method available to keep the ship afloat. He ordered all topside weight thrown overboard. This included everything that was not absolutely essential.

The USS Utah next to the Raleigh capsized immediately, rolling over bottom up. Tapping was heard coming from inside the hull. The Raleigh sent acetylene torches and crew over to cut out the survivors trapped inside. At the same time, the fleet was still under attack. The men of the Utah were trying to escape their ship and were being strafed by machine gun fire from the Japanese airplanes.

Duncan lost everything he had except the clothes he had on as his compartment was full of oil and water. The tug the USS Sunnadin pulled a barge with pontoons alongside the Raleigh for ballast keeping the ship afloat with pumps, fresh water, and electricity.

Later, the ship was sent into dry-dock and was patched up to move with two engines to the Navy Yard at Mare Island. It took seven and a half months for repairs before the ship left for the South Pacific. The Raleigh made three runs on convoy duty and was sent to the Aleutians where the Japanese had occupied the islands. After that campaign, Duncan was transferred to the USS Stoddard, a new destroyer, and sent back to the Aleutians for a short time. The Stoddard left the Aleutians. They went to the Philippines, Okinawa, and on to Japan for the surrender.

Transferred to the USS Tuscon in Tokyo Harbor for transportation to the U.S., he was stationed at San Diego training recruits for sea duty. Discharge in July 1946, Duncan was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with six stars, American Area, Victory Medal WWII, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Ribbon with one star, Navy Occupation (Asia) Ribbon, WWII Combat, and Pearl Harbor Congressional Medal.

Duncan and Carol Matson of Clifton were married in November 1946 and are the parents of two children, Bill and Jan. The family includes two great-grandchildren. Duncan went to work for the Santa Fe Railroad in Temple as a telegrapher, and stayed in communications for his entire career, retiring in Fort Worth after 35 years of service. The Duncans moved to Meridian in 1992 and continue to reside there.

(Gloria M. Hewlett has been collecting the stories of Bosque County veterans for a book about World War II which she will be taking to her publisher in July. The book will be in stores to be announced at a later date in November or early December.)


Duniphan, Vern (Penny)
1751 Catalina Blvd
San Diego, CA  92107
Tel: 619-223-7684 (deceased 10/13/96)
Stoddard: 55-58; Rating: ETC

Dupuis, David
66 Maple Ave
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Tel: 508-378-2186
Served 61/62 Rating TM3

Duvall, Walter B
3325 Raintree Ave
Torrance, CA 90505
Tel: 310-530-8753
Served 61/63 Rating SN

Dvorak, Edward  (deceased 6/22/04)
6207 Central Ave
Bonita, CA 91902
Tel: 619-479-6222