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Labonne, Thomas J.  (Marie)
13542 Pierce St NE
Anoka, MN  55304
E-mail: tomlabonne@msn.com
Stoddard: 57-60; Rating: BM

[ E-mail received 07-30-01]
It's nice to find out that everyone is getting together each year. A while back, Curt Knight and I were talking about trying to find and get together a reunion for our group, but never did anything about it. He lives in California and I live in Minnesota. If we had computers back then, it would have been a little easier. I am not sure if we will make this year's reunion, but for sure next year in San Diego.

I joined the Navy in Aug. of 1957, right out of high school. I was stationed at the New Orleans Naval Station for awhile and reported to the Stoddard on December 16, 1958 and left on September 30, 1960. I left as a BMSN. I was honorably discharged from the navy on the fourth day of August, 1963.

My wife is Marie and we four children, three boys and one girl. We now have eight grand kids.

Laible, John Capt., USNR (Ret)
14519 NE 174th St.
Woodinville, WA  98072
Tel: 425-483-9106
E-mail: sail02fun@aol.com
Stoddard: 66-69

Lamson, Jay P
7212 Red Maple Dr
Cadillac, MI 49601
Tel: 231-775-0335
Served 57/58 Rating ETR3

Landers, George    (Grace Y.)
462 W. Caley Street
Littleton, CO  80120
Tel: 303-798-4286
Stoddard: WWII PO; Rating: CFC

Landes, Larry
41630 N Emerald Lake DR
Anthem, AZ 85086
Served 61/62 Rating EN3

Lane, Norman P
906 E Sandstone
Llano, TX 78643
Served 55/57 Rating GM2

Langenfield, R. J. (deceased)

Langford, Bruce
8301 160th Place
Tinley Park, IL 60477-8264
Tel: 708-802-9013

Lavigueure, Rene
14186 319th Pl NE
Arlington, WA 98223
Served 55/56 Rating FN

Layton, Gene  
1130 South Johnson
Malcolmb, IL  61455
Tel: 309-833-5086

Lebanc, Alfred
Service: 58-60; QM2 (dec. 9/27/82)

LeBlanc, Martin Jr.
19 Otis St
Medford, MA  02155-4017
Tel: 781-396-9667

Ledbetter, Jr., Don C. (Rosa)
80 SE 61st Ct.
Ocala, FL 34472-7932
Tel: 352-694-6582
E-mail: rosadon@cox.net
Rating: RMSN

Lee, Frank
700 South Ash St
Harrison, AR 72601
Tel: 8\870-743-3342

Lee, Gary  
59 Mosswood Avenue
Stockton, CA  95206
Tel: 209-462-8558
E-mail: Legchaser1946@aol.com
Stoddard: 68-69 Rating: BT3

I served on the Stoddard early 1968 to mid 1969 as a Boiler Technician. Keep me informed about the reunion. With it being in October and in San Diego there is a big chance I'll be able to attend. Hopefully it will be mid to late October. I work in a cannery and the season is from July to either the first or second week in October. Send me information on membership. I've joined the Tin Can Sailors and enjoy going to the reunions when possible. 

Lee, Joe R.
1426 S. Mulberry Street
Ottawa, KS 66067
Tel:  405-579-9266
E-mail: jklee@weblink2000.net
Stoddard: 62-63; Rating: Lt jg, ret'd USN

Leech, James R.  {Deceased}
3079 Sanford Rd.
Atwater, OH 44201-9338
Stoddard: WWII PO; Rating: TM3

Leeman, Keith
RR 129 P.O. Box 5
Walpole, ME 04573
Tel: 207-563-3940
Rating: ET3

Legg, Roger
116 Weir Street
Muscatine, IA  52761
Tel: 563-263-0619
Stoddard: 55-58 Rating: QM3

Lenczewski, Leo
7005 Tampico Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32244
Tel: 904-771-6116
Rating: SH1

LePore, Edward
201 Skinner Rd.
Vernon Rockville, CT 06066
Tel: 860-875-7920
E-mail: bonitoed22@aol.com
Rating: MM2

Letbetter Jr, Don C
80 SE 61 Ct
Ocala, Florida 34472
Tel: 352-694-6582
Served 58/59 Rating RMSN
email rosadon@cox.net

Levingston, Walter F.
RR 1, Box 11A
Jewett, IL  62436
Tel: 217-849-2993
Stoddard: WWII PO; Rating: S1

Liebschner, Orville O.
1100 Sterling St.
Warminster, PA 18974-6122

Licese, Patrick
5 Nathan Court
Waterbury, CT 06708
E-mail: patandmaryl@cs.com
Stoddard: 51-54; Rating: SH2

    [ E-mail received July 11, 2000 ]
    While on the internet I accidently came across ships reunions and found that a 2000 reunion will be held. Also a Stoddard web page and other web sites will all this fantastic ship info that you vets have worked on. Having gotten into the 21st century with a computer: I can't get enough of it.

    I served on the Stoddard 1951 to 1954 ... in the supply dept as SH2.

Lindeman, Walter J 
6040 Woody Lane
Fridley, Minnesota 55432
Tel: 763-571-0220
Stoddard: 55-57; Rating: SN

Mr Lindeman states he rode the Stoddard from the East Coast around to the West Coast when it changed coasts.

Lindstrom, David J  MM2
10767 W Wikieup Ln
Sun City, Arizona 85351
Tel: 623-322-6625
E-mail: davechar1956@msn.com
Rating: MM2

Lipsius, Gerry
1668 310 Street NW
Oxford, IA 52322
E-mail: lipsius26@msn.com
Stoddard: 62-65

Liske, Paul  (Diane)
1208 Riverview Drive
Joliet, IL 60431
Tel: 815-267-3195
Stoddard: 64-68; Rating: MM2

Littlejohn, George
3307 Corby Ave
Camarillo, CA 93010
Tel: 805-482-5415
Served 55/57 Rating EMFN
email glittl9480@aol.com

Lively, Ron W.
P.O. Box 188
Campbell, TX  75422
Tel: 903-862-3878

Lockett, Jewell
3717 Market St
Emeryville, CA 94608
Tel: 510-652-1314
Served 56/57 Rating SDCM

Lohin, Paul
105 Arlene St
Minersville, PA 17954
Served 52/53 Rating YN2
email jenpau@earthlink.net

Lootens, Frank
235 E Edgehill Rd
San Bernardino, CA 92404
Tel: 909-882-1614
Served 59/61 Rating SOC
email lootensfmb@aol.com

Lord, Frederick H.
Rating: QM1 {Deceased}

Lortz, John
334 Pearlwood St
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Tel: 619-426-1369
E-mail: wildzdog@cs.com
Stoddard: 68-69: Rating: RD1

Love, Marvin V  {deceased 9/24/1998}
Lois Love wife
1604 Lands End St
Granbury, Texas 76048
Tel: 817-573-9154
Served 55/57 Rating CSC

Luke, Terry
PO Box 95
Urbana, IA  52345-0095
Tel: 319-390-3731

Lupardo, John  
99 Hamelin Drive, Ballajura
Western Australia,   6066
E-mail: jlupardo@optusnet.com.au
Stoddard: 56-57

Luttrell, Arnold
4551 Wheeler Rd
Fowlerville, MI 48836
Tel: 517-223-0514
Served 1955 Rating FN

Lynch, Orville C 
2704 17th PL 
Forest Grove, Oregon 97116
Stoddard: 59-61; Rating: Ships Service 1st Class 

Lyons, Charles (Phyllis) WWII PO son
2512 Landershire Lane
Plano, TX  75203
Tel: 214-985-0403 (deceased)

Lyons, Mrs. Joseph J.   (Margaret)
320 Louvaine Drive
Buffalo, NY  14223-2323
Tel: 716-877-1879
Stoddard: WWII PO widow (deceased 12/09/93)

    Reported on pre-commissioning detail March 1944 -- SeaTac Ship Building Yard.  Left ship from Ulithi on May 1945.  Attended Naval War College at Newport, RI from June 1945 to end of war.  Separated September 1945.  Returned home to Buffalo, NY.  Entered private practice of law until Jan 1983. Retired ever since.  Married 48 years with 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

Lytle, Albert
1703 Whitehall Dr
Longmont, CO 80501
Served 55/57 Rating RD3

Macaulay, James H.   (Joanna)
Address and email removed at shipmates request.
Stoddard: 67 Dec - 69 May; Rating: BM3

    My first tour was at NAS in Seattle, Washington. Got assigned to the Stoddard in December 67 and served on her through May 69. then to COMNAVFORV Saigon, Operation Seafloat; CamRahn Bay until June 70. Went to college, now GS-12 engineer with Naval Air Systems Command.

    Operation Seafloat was near the southern tip of Vietnam, floating in the LaMao River. We were very close to the action, but we were never hit -- two squads of Navy Seals protected us. I LOVE the Seals!

Mac Diarmid, Al B.
600 E. Saguaro Dr #7
Benson, AZ 85602
E-mail: al.macdiarmid@one800.net
Stoddard: 55-57

Macho, Dan  
2101 Grand St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
Tel: 612-789-8374

Machowicz, Howard H.
3330 Ulysses St NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418
Tel: 612-781-6231
Stoddard: 54-57; Rating: SK2

MacKinnon, F. Benjamin (Marcia)
Sanibel, FL
Service: WWII; E Officer (Dec. 4/20/03)

Maddocks, William J. (Dana)
5705 Williamsburg Landing
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Tel: 757-229-0005
Stoddard: WWII PO widow (deceased)

Magill, Robert T.  (Doris)
13 Arthur Road
Lincoln Park, NJ  07035
Tel: 973-694-0458
Stoddard: 51-52;  Rating: DC2

    As the Stoddard was going to the West Coast, I was transferred to USS Fessendem (DER 142) to finish my Tour of Duty. Then the USS Markab (AD 21) for discharge. I worked for N.J Bell for 25 years, then transferred to AT & T for 10 years, retired on 12/31/89. I now teach and work in stain glass and do wood carving. The group that I worked with was Bill Babock, Louis Coe, Ed Wooden, and Ellisworth Smith.

Mahan, Aubrey
5615 Gail Dr
Beaumont, TX 77708
Served 60/61 Rating FN
email a.e.mahan@worldnet.att.net

Maholm, Joseph (Karen)
PO Box 383
Altoona, FL  32702-9403
Tel: 352-669-8670
E-mail: Jmaholm@aol.com
Stoddard: 66-69; Rating: BT2

Maiden, Kenneth C
4201 Genny Lynn Dr
Knoxville, TN 37918
Tel: 865-687-9438
Served 58/60 SN

Maier, Arthur F.   (Imogene)
253 Denniston Road
Wallkill, NY  12589
Tel: 914-895-3225
Stoddard: 51-52; Rating: MM2

Malcolm, Richard N  
1511 Greene Ferry Rd
Watkinsville, Georgia 30677
Tel: 706-769-5006
Served on Stoddard 55/59 - SS-3 Ships Service 3rd class
no email

Malin, Robert A
233 Binnacle Point
Vero Beach, FL 32963-2905
Tel: 772-492-0671
Served 55/57 Rank LTjg
email MalinRobtA@aol.com

Maness, Jr., Bascom H 
154 Lovers Lane
Whitmire, South Carolina 29178
Served on Stoddard 55/58 SH-3 Ships Serviceman 3rd class
no email address

Manker, Bob M
928 Dallas 326
Leola, AR 72084
Tel: 870-254-2357
Served 66/69 Rating EM1
email mckaymo1@alltel.net

Maple, Don
19 Neubauer Dr
New Martinsville, WV 26155
Tel: 304-455-2016
Served 57/60 Rating FT3
email dmaple@rcvideo.com

Markey, John M. (Anna)
1661 Old Country Road #74
Riverhead, NY 11901-4402
Tel: 631-369-5439
Stoddard: 51-55 Rating: CS2

    I served on the USS Harlen R. Dickson (DD-708) before coming aboard the USS Stoddard in 1954. After discharge in 1955 1 worked for the City of New York as a corrections officer (3 years), and fire fighter (21 years), married the love of my life, Anna, who gave me four wonderful children: John (police officer, NYC), Patricia (teacher, Fairfax VA), James (US Naval Academy graduate, Lt. USN) and Ann Marie (teacher, Westbury, Long Island NY). They in turn gave us six grandsons (still waiting for a little granddaughter!) and most of all, four excellent sons- and daughters-in-law. So you can see, I have a wonderful life!

Markus, Dale  
PO Box 1988
Shingle Springs, CA  95682-1988
Tel: 916-983-2223
E-mail: shirlndale@earthlink.net
Stoddard: 59-62; Rating: MM2

Marlowe, Bill
Rating: LTjg {Deceased 1990}

Marquardt, Walter E.
P.O. Box 2492
Pahrump, NV  89041
Stoddard: WWII PO; Rating: TM3

Marshall, Charles A
40 Maple Ave
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
Served 1959 Rating BM2

Martin, Leonard    (Betty)
2003 Bayview Heights Dr. #78
San Diego, CA  92105
Tel: 619-264-7444
E-mail: lmbm1@juno.com
Stoddard: 58-59; Rating: MCSig

Martino, Thomas A
651 W Probart St
Brevard, North Carolina 28712
Tel: 828-862-3651
Served 51/55 Rating YN3

Mason, Douglas (deceased 10/05/01)
107 Wavsley Road
Taylors, SC  29687
Stoddard: 55-58

Mason, Frederick  (deceased 01/20/04)
1604 Warwood Ave
Wheeling, WV 26003
Tel: 304-277-2381
Served 55/57 Rating FN
email fmason@1st.net

Please be advised shipmate Frederick A. Mason passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 2:45PM. He had a gallant 6 year fight with prostate cancer. He won and we lost.
He proudly displayed his Stoddard picture among our family pictures. Thanks for keeping him informed.
Sheryl Mason

Mason, Wayne  
PO Box 444
Sallisaw, OK  74955
Tel: 918-775-5828
Stoddard: 58-59

Mattila, Sanfred
52 First
South Range, MI 49963
Served 55/56 Rating QM3

Mattioli, Charles
3001 Hopkins Rd
Amherst, NY 14228
Tel: 716-688-4212
Served 60/62 Rating MM3
email cubicftmn@netzero.net

Mattson, Laverne C
695 Falcon Rd
Carbondale, IL 62902
Served 58/62 Rating BT2
email poolvern@aol.com

Mauser, Thomas
129 Morning Dove Ct
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Tel: 386-760-5632
Served 62-63 Rating RMC
email ttomnavy@aol.com

Maxcy, Donald G. (deceased)
6441 Campbellton Rd
Atlanta, Georgia
Stoddard 56/59 SN

Maxedon, Bryan A  (Lera)
4234 Lakeshore Forest Dr
Missouri City, TX 77459
Served 57/60 Rating MM3
email bamax2001@aol.com

May, Phillip  
14 Douglas Dr
Washington, IN 47501
Tel: 812-254-6717

Maze, Charles D
104 Gambell Spring Ln
Mountain City, TN 37683
Tel: 423-727-7821
Served 51/55 Rating SN

Maze, James E.
1987 S. Shady Street
Mountain City, TN 37683
Tel: 423-727-7877
Rating: GM3

McAdams, Walter S  (Sharon)
623 S.E. Defender Ave
Lake City, FL 32025
Served 55/57 Rating EM2
email smac1st@yahoo.com

McAlister, Alton Ray  
13 Carolyn St
Woodville, Texas 75979
Tel: 409-283-6760 
work 409-283-5000
email: altonmcalister@aol.com
MM-2 58/62

McAllister, William J (Madelyn)
10 Lisa Lane
Reading, MA 01867
Tel: 781-944-1051
E-mail: wmcallister1@msn.com
Stoddard: 52 Dec – 54 Jun; Rating: TE2

McBride, Joseph  
P.O. Box 1012
Wagner, SD  57380
Tel: 605-384-5791
Stoddard: WWII PO

McCall, Billy D
406 S Commercial
Aransas Pass, Texas 78336
Tel: 361-758-0138
Served 59/60 Rating SN

McCaskill, Donald
P.O. Box 32012
Oakland, CA 94604
Tel: 510-749-7079
Rating: SN

McCleary, Gene (Mac)
777 Cinnaminson St.
Philadelphia, PA 19128
E-mail: EugnMcclry@aol.com
Stoddard: Nov 52 - Jun 54; Rating: BT

[ Email received 08-17-00]
The time I spent on the Stoddard was from Nov. 1952 to June 1954. I was in the forward fireroom.  If you hear of anyone from the forward fire room joining the alumni please let me know. It seems that many of the members are from the time after I left the ship.

McCollum, Harold A
1030 Montour Dr
Houston, Texas 77062
Tel: 281-286-5318
Fax 281-286-5324
Served 57/59 Rank LTjg
email hmcea@houston.rr.com

McCord, Robert L.
5217 River-Aire Rd
Godfrey, Illinois 62035
Tel: 618-466-8813
E-mail: mccordr@charter.net
Stoddard: 58-61; Rating: SN

McCue, Paul 
E-mail: pmackie50@earthlink.net
Stoddard: 65-67; Rating Fireman, BT

ussstoddard.jpg (46460 bytes) This was taken in the Tonkin Gulf in 67, I believe. Not sure which ship it was taken from. They use to call us the truck busters. We blew up convoys in North Viet Nam traveling down the coastal highways. We were hit in the aft and on the bridge and ended up in Dry dock in Sasebo or Yokosuka Japan for two weeks. Cannot remember which town it was. They hit us 5 feet below 5" gun mount #3's handling room which was the Engineering birthing space. Two feet below that was a fuel oil tank. I was in the handling room just above where we were hit. We were shooting all of our guns at them. We were 2 miles off the coast trying to fish a spotter pilot out of the water that was shot down. We were at a dead stop when they opened up about 25 shore batteries at us of 90MM I think it was. They were locked on with radar. We fish tailed it out of there and Damn near dropped the load on #2 boiler. We were real lucky we only took two hits....When I think about it I am lucky to be here. They hit us with armor piercing shells a foot above the water line. It blew a 6" wide hole in the side of us then exploded inside. Five feet higher it would have hit the 5" magazine I was in and two feet lower a fuel oil tank. - Paul McCue

McCullars,Jack D
1224 Desilva St
Lady Lake, Florida 32159
E-mail: jackann234@comcast.net
Stoddard: 56-59; Rating: FT1

McFarren, David
4016 NE 66th St
Portland, OR 97213
Served 57/59 Rating SN
email MCJND@pcez.com

McElroy, Raymond
3364 Big Sur Drive
Las Vagas, NV 89122
Tel: 702-451-3954
E-mail: genemcel@earthlink.net
Rating: SN

McGonigal, Jim M. - deceased 12/03/02
13742 Judy Anne Lane
Santa Ana, CA  92705
Stoddard: WWII PO

I was on the Stoddard when it was commissioned at Seattle and served on it for the duration of the war.  If you were aboard, you no doubt already know that we operated out of Adak in the Aleutian Islands along with the Smalley and the Rowe.  I will never forget the "Night Trip" to bomb the island of Matsu, off the coast of China.  Also the time we were attacked by the three Jap planes when we were on picket duty.  I remember that we "claimed" two without too much trouble, but one was more of a "problem".  It got awful close.

A note from Glen Balzer (12-13-02) - I've spoken with Bill Jefferies, nephew of Jim M. McGonigal, WWII Stoddard shipmate. Jim lived in Ohio for most of his post-Stoddard life until January 2000 when he moved to Orange County, California. He developed Alzheimer's Disease about eight years ago. He recently checked into a hospital in Tustin/Santa Ana around Thanksgiving. While in the hospital, he contracted pneumonia. He passed away on December 3 from advanced pneumonia. Jim's nephew would like to know how to acquire any books about the Stoddard from the WWII days. If anyone might like to speak with Bill, his phone number is (714) 334-7526.

My Great Uncle James McGonigal served on the USS Stoddard during World War II. I'm regretful to inform all whom served with him that he has past away this last week. He died from complications of pneumonia on Monday, December 2.2002 in Santa Ana California at 12:45 a.m. His only surviving family member, Thelma Jeffreys had been caring for Jim the past two years, Jimmy was a very funny guy and we will all miss him greatly. 

Regretfully yours, Denise McKillip - Great Niece  [Denicerj@aol.com]

McKee, Bernard B.   (Judy)
315 Fairview Avenue
Winnetka, IL  60093-4210
Tel: 708-441-9826
E-mail: jbmcke@aol.com
Stoddard: 59-61; Rating: QM3

McKinney, Obie L
1408 King St
Weatherford, Texas 76086
Served 54/55 Rating SN

McLernan, James J.
650 West Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel: 305-538-6557
E-mail: keytiger@aol.com
Stoddard: 53-55; PN2

McMorris Jr, Columbus
{deceased 1995}
Vernon McMorris - son
4820 N 45th St
Omaha, NE 68104
Tel: 402-451-1758
Served 61/63 Rating SN

McNeil, William F.   (Janet)
5 Woodland Drive
Pittsfield, MA  01201
Tel: 413-499-1809
Stoddard: 52-54; Rating: SO2

McPike, R.T.
1933 Bowling Green Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95815
Tel: 916-920-8231
Stoddard: 60; SN

Meadows, Jr., H.  
1945 Alert
St Louis, MO  63114
Tel: 314-423-5314

    USS Stoddard plant owner. Discharged when the ship was decommissioned. Also I am retired now from the police department after 25 years and sure enjoy all my fishing.

Meastas, Robert L
2525 E 104th Ave
Denver, CO 80233
Tel: 303-362-1322
Served 59/60 Rating BM3

Meece, Paul Craig  
101 Wollaston Avenue
Arlington, MA  02476
Tel: 781-643-7283
Stoddard: 51-54 (deceased 3/98), son

Melde, Michael
1460 Westgate Dr
Lansing, IA 52151
Tel: 563-538-4404
E-mail: mjm@dairynet.com
Rating: FT3

Mell, Dennis D.
30780 Forest Blvd.
Stacy, MN 55079
Rating: BT2

Meltzer, William
300 Three Islands Blvd
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Tel: 954-454-3817
Stoddard: 54-55 Rating: ME3

Melyan, William T.
11 Pigeon Place
Bayville, NJ 08721
Tel: 732-323-7616
E-mail: melyanwt@navair.navy.mil
Stoddard: 66-67; Rating: DC3

Mere, M. G.
116 Sabre Park
Niagara Falls, NY  14304
Tel: 716-297-4928  (deceased)
Stoddard: WWII

Meresski, Joseph
E-mail: vmereski@yahoo.com

Mereski, Eugene V
1132 Meridian Dr
Savannah, Georgia 31406
Tel: 912-352-3725
Served 59 Rating ET1
email vmereski@yahoo.com

Merino, Manuel 
10642 Eleanor Ct
Norwalk, California 90650
Tel: 562-863-8213
email mnmerino@yahoo.com
Stoddard: 57/59; Rating: SO3 

Merrell, Bill (Betty)
1802 S. 14th Street
Chickasha, OK 73018
Tel: 405-224-6716
Stoddard: 53-56 Rating: FT3

Merrill, Ray A. LCDR, USN/USNR (Ret)   (Julia)
4302 Vic Culberson Drive
Silver City, NM  88061
Tel: 505-388-8132  Email: ramjam@cybermesa.com
Cell # 602-909-2852
Stoddard: 63-66; Rating: MM2

    [E-mail received 10-25-00]
    Tonight, 28 October 2000, at 5:30 p.m. I am being honored by my family and fellow Naval Comrades at my Naval Retirement Ceremony held at the Officer's Club on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This "tin can sailor" is throwing out the anchor... for now.

    [Original Biography]
    I reported to the Stoddard as an MM3 in Jan 1963 and served aboard until Feb 1966.  I was assigned primarily to aft engine room until my last several months on board when I was reassigned to main control.

    I was promoted to MM2 in 1964 and took and passed the test for 1st class before leaving Stoddard.

    After discharge in Feb, 1966 I moved with my family to Albuquerque, NM as a stationary power plant operator.  Later I joined the Naval Reserve and taught an engineering class to pre-active enlistees.

    I made MMC at the earliest opportunity and was selected for the warrant officer program soon after.  In 1979 I was selected for W-4 but I decided I wasn't ready to hang it up so I applied for the LDO program.  I was selected in 1983 and presently hold the rank of Lt. USNR.

    I retired from the Public Service Co of New Mexico in 1988.  I am now employed by Texas New Mexico Power Co with offices in Silver City, NM.

    I married the former Julia Karam in San Diego, CA in 1966 before being discharged.  We raised 5 beautiful children, 4 girls and 1 son.  We are the proud grandparents of 11 and 2 great-grandchildren.

Mettam, Charles
312 6th St
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Served 61/62 FTM2
email cmettam@earthlink.net

Metzler, Jack E
Mary Metzler
{Deceased 9/6/85}
21103 Van Deene Ave
Torrance, CA 90502
Rating MM2 

Mihecoby, Joyce
{Deceased 7/8/2001}
Served 66/67 Rating HM2

Miller, George L.
1501 S.E. 10th St.
Wagoner, OK 74467
53-54 MM3
email: okaluman@aol.com

Miller, Lawrence 
22835 Maple Dr
Farmington, Michigan 48336
email: lawmiller6@aol.com
Tel: 248-477-8928
BT2 59/63

Miller, Ronald M
805 N 8th St NO 86
Avondale, Arizona 85323
Email: rmaxmiller@aol.com
Stoddard: 55-57; Rating: EM-2

Millerbernd, Clyde V
21978 450th Ave
Vining, MN 56588
email clydee@prtel.com
Stoddard: FN 57/59

Mills, Forest "Skip"  
1715 Monticello Rd.
San Mateo, CA  94402
Tel: 650-349-8851
Stoddard: 59-60; Rating: MM3

Mills, James E. USN Ret'd  (Shelba)  
12659 Leeville Rd.
Collinsville, MS 39325
Tel: 601-986-2587
E-mail: shipper@netdoor.com
Service: 52-71
Stoddard: 52-54; Rating: HTC

Stoddard was my first ship. Went to USS Tabberer DE418, USS Prichett DD561, USS Cascade AD16, Fleet Reserve Green Cove SPS, FL, USS Union AKA106, USS Tioga County, USS Blue, Key West, Florida and finally to good old Gitmo Fleet Training Group where I retired. My wife and I have been married over 30 years and have 7 children, 5 living and 2 deceased. After the Navy I went to work for Delco Remy Div. of GM and retired in March 1998. Haven't done anything since except enjoy myself with my 3 grandchildren, fixing to be a great grandpa.

Misialek, Harry
1517 Manvel Ave
Grafton, ND 58237
Tel: 701-352-2974
Served 1955 Rating SN

Mitchell, Jerry A.
6893 McCain Road
Spring Arbor, MI  49283

Moffa, Frank 
3130 Corby Ave
Camarillo, CA 91344
BT2 59/63

Moldver, Asbjorn  (Ozzie)
3511 Alderwood Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Tel: 360-671-6220
email amoldver@co.whatcom.wa.us
Stoddard: FN 61/62 Military Service: 61-66

  61-62 West Pac Cruise on Stoddard.
62-64 USS Ruff MSCO 54 in Everett, WA EN-2.
64-66 Fleet training group San Diego Engineman on Captain's gig was extended 6 months due to Vietnam.
1966 Honorable discharge and went to work for Intalco Alum.
1967 Went to work for Georgia Pacific Papermill - left as a shift supervisor after 30 years.
1997 Went to Johnson Island working for Raytheon burning nerve agent.
2000 Transfered to Umatilla, OR to start up agent plant on the umatilla chemical depot.
2001 Went back home to Bellingham and I am now woring for Whatcom County Facilities as their maintenance specialist.
2005 Retirement (hopefully).

Monaco, Jr, Anthony
226 Glen Ave
Scotia, NY 12302
Tel: 518-355-7015
Rating: SN

Monroe, Charles L. - deceased
Fireman 1st Class
between 1945 & 1946

Montgomery, John    (Mary)
51 Bradford Street
Holbrook, MA  02343
Tel: 781-767-2816
Service: 7/43-1/47
Stoddard: 45-46;  Rating: F1

    Enlisted in Navy July 1943, boot camp Newport, RI. Served in USN Armed Guard, went to Murmansk & Archangel, with convoy that sank Schornhorst around Christmas time. Was duty bugler. Transferred later through an all NAV for volunteers for destroyer or DE duty only. Picked up the Stoddard while she was being repaired alongside the Yosemite. Served on Stoddard until her decommissioning in Charleston SC. Went on to train midshipmen on LSTs until 12-46. Discharged in Bainbridge MD.

    After the service I became a florist and worked for my mom. Then I went on to work for the phone company for 40 years until I retired. I have taught drum and bugle corps for most of my life. My wife Mary and I have six lovely daughters, all are married, and have given us grandchildren.

Moore, Durwood John  
E-mail: durwoodm@yahoo.com
Stoddard: 69

Glad to hear about the reunion and wish I had known of it. I live in North Carolina so I could have attend it. I was on board Feb. 69 until Sept. 69. I was on board when it went to Vallejo, Ca for decommission.

Moore, Mrs. R G.
4929 Franklin Road Apt214
Boise, ID  83709-1270
Tel: 208-376-5897  (deceased)
Stoddard: WWII PO widow

Moore, Ralph L.   (Sharon)
467 Friendship Road
Salem, NJ  08079
Tel: 856-455-7060
E-mail: bette941@yahoo.com  
Service: 57-61
Stoddard: 59 May - 61 Nov; Rating: GMG3

Moorehouse, Donald R.
1527 Harrington
Carthage, MO  64836
Tel: 417-359-9751
Stoddard:59-63; Rating: EM3

Morelan, Bruce D
871 E Neddie Rose Dr
Westport, WA 98595
Served 57/58 Rating BTC

Morgan, Marshall Neil
P.O. Box 177
Wetmore, KS 66550
Served 56/60 Rating DK2
email neil@carsoncomm.com

Morgan Bio: 

Other duty stations after the Stoddard include BUWEPS and WPAF at Dayton, Ohio, Adak, Alaska, USS Richmond K. Turner DLG-20, back to Adak and then to U.S. Naval Station, Annapolis, MD and then transferred to Fleet Reserve for retirement.  Went to Missouri to take care of my mother and relaxed as a civilian.  Went to SFCC Sedalia, MO and graduated from there with an AA degree in accounting, continued to CMSU, Warrensburg, MO for my BSE in Business Education with a life time teaching certificate in Missouri.  Worked the Missouri State Fair and did substitute teaching.  Moved to California for awhile and went to work for Crocker Bank.  We were going to microfiche all the records but due to budget cuts was let go.   Went to work for the Water Utilities Department for the City of San Diego and the Planning Department.  Due to stress quit and moved to sweet home Oregon.  Worked for the Oregon State University for several years and quit due to poor health and moved back to Kansas among my relatives.  I have asbestosis, don't know where it came from except the ships I was on.  I was in the 5"38 handling room and there was a lot of dust there and then we kept those pipes covered with asbestos, cleaned and painted, and they ran throughout the ship.  I'm glad Casey Jones called me when he did.  I have found that all my ships have a website.


Shipmates: At the request of Neil Morgan, I'm forwarding the following message regarding asbestos.  If you have any information for him, please respond to him directly at the below address.  I'm just the messenger, and am not involved.  Bob Hoag

Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2005 14:59:53 -0600
From: Marshall Morgan <neil@carsoncomm.com>

Bob has there been any talk among the members of the crew about contracting asbestos or any medical problem from asbestos?  This is Marshall N. Morgan  and I have found that there is asbestos in my lungs. I can remember all the pipe covered with asbestos  that we had to clean, and the dust stirred up in the 5" 38,s handling room.  If you have anybody with that problem, please let me know.

Neil Morgan


Morgan, Theodore (T.L.) USN Ret'd
6756 Wisteria Lp
Land O' Lakes, FL 34639-3122
Stoddard: 64-65; Rating: Capt
(deceased 10/27/03)

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[Email and picture sent to Bob Hoag on July 25, 2001 ]

Good to hear from you. I had forgotten the name, but it was Cdr. Wall that I relieved in Yukosuka during the middle of a snowstorm! I had been scheduled to relieve almost a week later, but some exercise was going on that they wanted Stoddard to participate in. It was snowing so hard I couldn't see the opening in the sea wall not too far from where we were tied up, so we had to wait a couple of hours, then it cleared up just enough, and we headed out. I had to cut my inspection of the ship short so I could relieve early!

It is odd you went to Keyport. When I was there it was called the Torpedo Station, Keyport. When I left Stoddard I had orders as XO of NAD Bangor. We drove up from San Diego, and when I walked into the XO's office and showed him my orders he turned pale. The detail office in DC had not even told him he was leaving! He informed me that he was scheduled to relieve the CO the following day, and that the press was coming, and a big change of command ceremony was planned! I told him I had a couple of days before I had to report, so go ahead with the plans, and I would go up to Indian Island for a couple of days, then come back and relieve him, which I did.

The old Skipper was still in his office when I got back, and I went in to see him. He advised me that I should know that the Navy Exchange at Bangor had been losing about $2000.00 a month for several months, and he thought I should know about it! My first official job there was call for an investigation. A couple of months later I was advised there was something funny going on, and the head of the PX was suspected, but there was not enough evidence to charge him. I phoned Washington and told them what was going on, and asked for them to transfer the Store Keeper to another less responsible place. To my surprise they refused. I then relieved him of his duties and put another storekeeper in charge, and transferred him to our Tug as a deckhand! I don't know whatever happened to him, but the PX immediately started earning about $2000.00 a month!

Turns out the skipper at Bangor and the skipper at Keyport were having a feud, and were not even speaking. I made my call on him very cautiously! We finally got along OK, but I was on my P's and Q's for some time. I was finally relieved as CO after about six or more months, the took over as XO as the base was expanding rapidly and they ordered a four striper in. I felt Bangor was eventually going to be taken over as a Submarine Base, as part of our work was servicing submarines, even though shipping munitions was our primary job.

By the way, I just go by my initials T.L. My dad did not want me called Ted as he was afraid people would think I was named after Teddy Roosevelt, which was popular at the time!

This plaque was received when I was replaced by 
Cdr Presgrove as CO of the Stoddard in June 1965.

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Morrell, Chuck   (Cindy)
5001 South L Street
Tacoma, WA  98408
Tel: 253-472-2642
E-mail: bmorrel@aol.com
Stoddard: 11/65-9/69;  Rating: E3

    I went aboard the Stoddard in November of 1965 when it had just returned from WestPac (Vietnam). While on board the Stoddard we made various visits to different ports. Everett, Washington in 1966, Tacoma, Washington in 1967, for Fourth of July celebrations. We went to Acapulco, Mexico and various midshipman cruises to Pearl Harbor, Refresher training after dry-dock in Long Beach, California. Many sub and gunnery training sessions. We had two Westpac Tours to Vietnam, making stops along the way Pearl Harbor, Midway, Guam, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Sasebo, Yokosuka, Hong Kong, and Subic Bay. Not all in such order. While on duty in the Gulf of Tonkin we were called upon to do various duties such as plane guard for many different carriers and of course shore bombardment. While on plane guard we were called to retrieve a downed pilot. We were hit with shore batteries. Luckily no one was injured. We temporarily made repairs and left for drydock in Yokosuka, Japan.

    Upon leaving the Navy, I came to Tacoma, Washington and I have lived here since 1969. I worked as a plant mechanic for American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO) until 1985 when the plant closed. I have been employed for Pierce County Utilities from 1985 to present as a waste water maintenance technician. I have 3 children and 4 step-children. My hobbies are hunting and stock car racing.

Morris, Anthony J. (Maria)
19 Jeffrey Cir
Bedford, MA  01730
Tel: 617-275-9093
E-mail: pizzaplce@aol.com
Stoddard: 51-54; Rating: FT2

Morris, Max    (Joyce)
10367 Ahern Ct.
San Diego, CA  92126
Tel: 858-566-7532
E-mail: abluemax@aol.com
Service: 59-77
Stoddard: 59-64;  Rating: SOG3

    I served on Stoddard (1959-1964). Assigned to the FOX Division as a Sonarman (SOGSN - SOG3). Still have a Stoddard photo, patches and the 63-64 Cruise Book. Transferred in July 64 to Shore Duty (0411 Special Training). Changed rate (1969) to Ocean Systems Technician (OT). Retired from the Navy in November 1977. My wife and I still live in Stoddard's old home port of San Diego and would enjoy attending the reunion in Seattle.

Morrison, Gerald W (Jerry) (Known as Moe on the ship)
5651 Enterprise Dr
Lincoln, NE 68521
Tel: 402-438-5651
email gm15156@alltel.net 
Stoddard:  Dec 54-Dec 56; Rating: BT2

I boarded the Stoddard Dec. 54 and left Dec. 57 as a BT2. Best time of my life, I loved the Navy and the Sea.  I considered shipping over for the Australia cruise also I was offered a transfer to the Naval Academy however I was engaged to be married and that is not acceptable at the Annapolis.

Mosley, Frank
204 College Street
York, AL  36925
Tel:  205-392-9868
Stoddard: 60-62, Storekeeper

Mullen, George L.   (Jeannette)
73 Labossiere St.
Berlin, NH  03570
Tel: 603-752-1337
Stoddard: 51-55; Rating: SN1

    I am retired and living at home with my wife Jeannette; we have been married 41 years. I enjoy working part time at a local car dealership along with my other interests: fishing and attending sporting events. I do apologize for my absence at the reunion; unfortunately, I have a previously planned commitment. I would like to add that in addition to my work and hobbies, my wife and I enjoy traveling to various places such as Florida and Manchester NH to visit our daughter Gall.

Murnighan Sr., Louis H.
8 Park Hl
Albany, NY  12204
Tel: 518-426-1491
E-mail: lou@kolbe.net
Stoddard: 51 Jun - 54 Dec; Rating: YN3

    I was on board the USS Stoddard from June 1951 to Christmas 1954. Worked in the ship's office as YN3. The office was next to the engineering office and Harry Shoppe, whom I remember well.

Mutter, Jimmy
2201 US Hwy 190
Huntsville, Texas 77340
Stoddard: 58-61; Rating: SN

[Casey Jones writes:]
Yes, we have located another lost sailor. Most of you will remember Jimmy-being from Texas, he thought no one could beat him in a fight, and they may not have, I don't know

Myers, Horace (Louise)  (deceased)
Service: Commanding Officer/Captain at Stoddard’s commissioning in April 1944

Myers, R. C.
5568 Canvasback Road
Blaine, WA  98230
Tel: 360-371-0432
Stoddard: WWII PO son

Myers, R. U.
5506 Burley Court
Burke, VA  22015
Tel: 703-323-8521
Stoddard: WWII PO son

Navarre, Joseph C.   (Betty)
#135, 5646 Cortland Circle
Bay City, MI  48706
Tel: 517-739-1383
E-mail: jcnavarre@aol.com
Service: 43-46
Stoddard: WWII PO; Rating: S1 (GM)

    An S1c gunners mate, plank owner, who has attended reunions #1 and #2.

Nazzaro, Albert P. (Ann Rita)
77 Grove Circle
Braintree, MA 02184
Stoddard: 51-55; Rating: QM3
{Deceased 4/5/05}

Neidinger, Robert    (Sally)
1436 Druid Hills
Naperville, IL  60563
Tel: 708-420-0771
Service: 3yrs; Rating: SO2

Neish, Freeman  
HHC, Area I
Unit 15707, Box 77
APO AP 96258-0707
E-mail: neishf@yahoo.com
Stoddard: 59-62; Rating: Lt. jg.

[ Email from Bob Haug 10-24-01]
Shipmates: Here are excerpts from an email I received from our Shipmate Freeman Neish ('59-62). We were all concerned that he may have been in his headquarters in the WTC, however he has since started working for the Army in Korea. We're all thankful he's ok, and thought you might like to see his comments.
Security measures here in Korea since 11 SEP have been strict but not oppressive. We are probably safer here in Korea than in downtown Podunk in the U.S. It does look like we are taking the right course of action, my only concern is that the media headlines keep blasting away about our strikes at Afghanistan instead of the terrorists IN Afghanistan. This only fuels the fires for other Muslims around the world. The poor old Afghans have taken it in the shorts for so many years that it is almost impossible for the average American to even imagine the life they lead. One of the best solutions I have read said that if we kill bin Laden he becomes a martyr. If we put him in prison it will spawn a series of kidnappings and hostage taking around the world. The key is to capture him, give him a complete sex change operation and make him live as a woman under the Taliban.

Please keep me on the address list for Stoddard info. It is interesting, after 24 years in the Navy, the old Stoddard wardroom is the only one that I can still vividly remember all my shipmates. We did indeed, have a collection of characters, competent seafarers but characters, none the less.  I truly enjoyed that tour of duty. I also recall with fond memories our pulling whaleboat race against the HMS Carrysfort (SP?) in Hong Kong harbor. Remind Andy and Jim about that one when you see them.

My old organization, United Seamen's Service, headquarters was on the 21st floor of World Trade Center Tower One. They all dutifully turned off their computers and exited out the door of Tower Two just as the second aircraft hit the building. It was only then that they realized that this had not been just a tragic aircraft accident. Fortunately, all the USS staff exited safely, of course, all organization records were lost. It will be a daunting task to get re-organized and back in action. All USS Centers worldwide are in operation as usual.

Warm Regards/Freeman Neish

Nemec, Le Roy (Marjorie)
S3111 Nemec Road
La Farge, WI 54639
Home: (608) 625-4488
email budmarge@hotmail.com
Stoddard: 56-58  Rating: QMSN

New, Chester G. (Joyce)
95 W. Market Street
Springboro, OH  45066-1266
Tel: 513-748-1325
Service: 48-52
Stoddard: 51 Oct - 52 Mar; Rating: BM3

Newbill, Robert R
26251 SW Valley View Ln
Sheridan, OR 97378
Served 57/60 Rating ET3
email rbobalot1@juno.com

Newcomb, Allen
10 Cranberry St
Moody, ME 04054
Tel: 207-646-5901
Rating: SO1

Nichols, P. A. (deceased)

Nickl, Randy D.   (Marcia)
8510 Concho
Houston, TX  77036-6830
Tel: 713-988-6393
Stoddard: 65-68; Rating: E-4

Nida, Erwin T.
27080 Yale Street
Hemet, CA 92544
E-mail: sanni147@cs.com
Stoddard: Rating: RD3

Nieboer, John
10031 East D Ave
Richland, MI 49083
Tel: 269-388-3815
Served 1955 Rating SN
email julmar99@msn.com

Nieburhr, Bob  
800 Broadway
Lost Nation, IA  52254
Stoddard: 55-56

    I was on the Stoddard in 1955 to 1956 before I got discharged.  Before I went aboard I was on shore duty at Glenview Naval Air Station up by Chicago.  I was a torpedo man and they needed one, so they flew me to her over Japan.  They had one chief on board, the rest seamen.  So I ended up in charge of the torpedo tubes and depth charges.  Also the chief put me on the master-at-arms.

Niehaus, Gary D.  (Vicki)
633 Park Avenue
Kent, Ohio 44240
Tel:  330-673-0780
E-mail: gdn@neoucom.edu
Stoddard: 68-69; Rating: Lt jg

    I served on the Stoddard from January 1968 until she was decommissioned. I was EMO and Comm Officer during her last tour in Viet Nam. I was then left as Officer in charge of a small contingent of ships company preparing her for mothballs. I left her (for a year in country) in December of 1969.

Niswonger, Jim 
6664 Crowl Rd
De Graff, Ohio 43318
Tel: 937-585-5817
email patience@logan.net
Stoddard: 58/65; Rating: MM2

Noe, Lynden R.
1425 N Virginia St #E
Reno, NV 89503
Tel: 775-323-3519
E-mail: idahonoe@able.web.com
Stoddard: 68-69; Rating: QMSN


I thought I better take some time to compliment you and the excellent job on the Stoddard site. It has helped me to recall a number of people I was involved with back when I was a member of the crew. They were very pleasant memories. It was a little on the difficult side to see the video on the sinking of her. For the smelly, rusty, old bucket of bolts she was, I have a lot of fond feelings for her. I remember many anight standin watch on the bridge. The fear that we also had as we came out of Hong Kong on the '68 cruise and ran smack into three or four monsoons in a row. I think even the old salts lost some breakfast on that trip. It was a scary thing because the seas were so rough we almost ran out of fuel before the seas calmed enough for an oiler to come along side and refuel us. I also remember the boring time we had following that ridiculous Russian trawler around. They picked up our garbage and we picked up theirs. It was kind of like two kids running around a bush after each other. Being on flight line was fun except when we had to follow the Enterprise. She head up steam and speed on over the horizon and then turn around and find us plugging away at trying to follow her.

The firing line was boring and noisy for me. I had to stand watch in aftersteering for most of the time in case we lost steering from the helm on the bridge. Lots of time staring at four gray walls and trying to stay awake for 12 hours a stretch. I do remember once when I was on watch on the bridge when the ROK (Korean)soldiers called in for firing assistance with a bunch of Cong they had pinned up in a cave. A couple of positioning shots and the next thing they said was we blew up the cave with everyone in it. The captain and gunnery officer were pretty proud of that shot. I sometimes wondered what the poor guys in the cave thought about it. Something like, "Oh Shit!" maybe.

Well enough reminiscing. Just thanks again for the fine job you're doing. If there is anything I can do to help out please let me know.

Lyn Noe '68-'69( ex-QM3)

Noggle, William F.   (Vera)
2401 Desert Sands Dr
Las Vegas, NV  89134
Tel: 702-255-6841
Stoddard: WWII PO

Deceased - 2003

    On the ship I was a S1c gunners mate. After the service, I continued working in the family business of manufacturing clothes. This business had been in the family since the turn of the twentieth century. I retired in 1989. My wife Vera and I have three children: Scott, Kerry and Dawn.

Nokes, Arthur W
5339 Fairtree Rd
Bedford, OH 44146
Tel: 440-439-4238
Served 1952-54 Rating SSSN

Noll, Lawrence
29 W Overlook Dr
Zanesville, OH 43701
Tel: 740-453-3990
Served 54/56 Rating DC2

Noordzy, Marion P.
56 Valley Church Rd.
Weyers Cave, VA 24486-2437
Tel: 540-234-8151
E-mail: loonoord@aol.com
Rating: FT2

North, Frederick J. - deceased 8/03
227 Ledgewood Lane
San Diego, CA  92114

Stoddard: 59-64; Rating: BM1

Northcraft, Donovan
1116 E 5th Ave
Spokane, WA 99202
Tel: 509-535-6753
Served 66/69 Rating EM3

Nunnery, Charles
1438 N 18th St
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Tel 414-342-2204
Served 56/57 Rating FN

Nuszbaum, John R  {deceased}
420 Steele Levee Rd
Gleason, TN 38229
Served 1959 Rating SN

Nydigger, John 
Mullican Rd
P.O. Box 781
Christmas Valley, Oregon 97641
Stoddard: 56-59; Rating: BT3

Nydigger, Lee 
82386 Parvis
Dexter, Oregon 97431
Tel: 541-937-8047
Stoddard: 57-60; Rating: BT3

Oder, Bruce "Doc" 
Stoddard: 59-64 (Deceased Sept 2001)

I regret to inform shipmates who remember "Doc" Bruce Oder, Pharmacist 1st class, passed away about a month or so ago. I used to run into him occasionally, mostly at the doctors office. We not only served on the Stoddard together, but also later when I was assigned at Recuit Training, San Diego. "Doc" was liked by all who knew him.
Fred North

O'Donnell, James M.
32 Ridgewood Manor
Manheim, PA  17545
Stoddard: 54-57

Ogan, James K. (Everald) (deceased)
120 Ogan Lane
Saint Helens, OR 97051
Tel: 503-397-3958
Service: 55-57; QMC

Ohlemacher, Richard C. "Dick" 
E-mail: rcohle@lightening-isp.com
Stoddard: 59-60

Ohlson, John W.   (Virginia)
130 Sierra Vista
Solvang, CA  93463
Tel: 805-688-1615
Stoddard: WWII PO; Rating: Bkr3

Ogan,James K (Everald Ogan, wife)
120 Ogan LN
Saint Helens, OR 97051
Stoddard:  54-57; Rating: QMC (deceased 1984)

Oliver, Richard D. "Dick" 
E-mail: dick@ipa.net
Stoddard: 52-55

Olson, Cortlon D   {Deceased}
Death reported by Orton Peterson
Served 1955 Rating QMSN

Olsen, Don L. (Wilma)
1102 Nordic Drive #118
Decorah, IA 52101
E-mail: donwil@willinet.net

Stoddard: WWII 46; Rating: MM3/Cso

    I was only on the Stoddard about four months as it was being "moth balled". I left in the month of October ...and I thought it was about ready for decommissioning, but maybe it didn't pass inspection, or was not officially decommissioned until Jan of '47. I would not know as I was gone by that time ... having been discharged.
    During those months, I made some good friends among the "below deck" crew. I was MM3/Cso and worked mainly in the engine rooms.

Olson, Daniel
PO Box 296
Clear Lake, MI 54005
Tel: 715-263-2014
Stoddard: 60-63; Rating: FT2

Olthoff, Don
502 1st Ave. S
Lakefield, MN 56510
Tel: 507-662-5835
E-mail: doc425@frontiernet.net
Served 56/57 Rating BT2

O'Neal, Stone Garry
Stoddard: 62-66; Rating: BT3

O'Neill, Edward Jr
820 El Capitan Dr
Danville, CA 94526
Stoddard: 59-61; Rating: LT

Opela, Paul E.
Rating: QM2 {Deceased 1985}

Oranen, Atte J. [AJ] (deceased - Jan 10, 1998)
Stoddard 57-59
Eric & Scott Oranen (Sons)
733 Lighthouse Dr
North Palm Beach, Florida 33408

Owen, Harry
1411 Berniece St. 
Mt. Vernon, Wash 98274
E-mail: MRHUBBS@valleyint.com
Stoddard: 55-56; Rating: TM2 

I was on Stoddard in 55,56. Left in late 57 to go aboard Dixie Good

Owen, Jack L. (Joyce M.)
4278 Pine Needle Glen
Big Sandy, TX  75755
Tel: 903-769-9223
Stoddard: WWII PO 43Apr-46Feb; Rating: GM1

    Going way back, I was a S1c gunners mate. Left the Navy on February 26, 1946. Worked several maintenance jobs, then in 1947 I entered college, played one year of football, met my wife who was a senior and decided school was not for me. We were married on August 14, 1950. 1 started working at Eli Lilly and Co. and worked there 33 years. At the time of my retirement in 1984, I was supervisor of night maintenance. My wife Joyce retired from 35 years of teaching. We moved to northern Minnesota, built a new home on a lake and spent our retirement enjoying fishing and golf. In my retirement I served as gaming manager for Cuyana Range conservation club (raised walleye) as well as supervisor of the mission township board in charge of township roads.

    We have two boys who live in Texas. We recently moved to Texas (in the heat of summer, from the cold state of Minnesota). Hope to enjoy the heat and lots of golf!

Pack, Don 
13610 SR 105 N
Hector, Arkansas 72843
Tel: 501-284-3171
Stoddard: 59-62: Rating: GM2

Packett, Merle
{deceased 1/85}
430 4th St
Pawnee City, NE 68420
Tel: 402-852-2605
Served 1985 MMC

Padfield, Richard
6743 Day Rd
Hartville, MO 65667
Tel: 417-668-1315
Served 56/59 Rating BT3

Padilla, Harry
6222 Bothell Cir
San Jose, CA 95123-4903
Tel: 408-224-9944
E-mail: H2heaven@earthlink.net
Served 57/59 Rating EM3

Page, Mrs. Leroy  
1123 Exter Drive
Park Hills, KY  41011 (deceased 05/08/91)
Stoddard: WWII PO widow

Pandolf, Thomas
320 E 23rd St
Apt 6L
New York, NY 10010
Served 1955 Rating BT2

Pardon, Elmer
704 Dorlan Ave.
Springfield, IL 62702-2407
Tel: 217-529-1576
Stoddard: 60-62; Rating: EM3

Paris, Bob ( Coeta)
1720 S Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK 74003-5800
E-mail: bdparis@excite.com
Stoddard: 66-67; Rating: ETN2

Parise, Carmon A.
9995 Hickox Rd
Alexander, NY  14005
Tel: 716-547-9296

Hello. My father and I were having a wonderful time viewing your page last night - you've done a very good job on it. He was a crew member and is listed in the crew roster. And he's alive and well, incidentally.

Tim Parise, Tallahassee

Parrett, Harold
4630 SW Hamilton St
Portland, OR 97221
Tel: 503-227-0021
Served 54/58 Rating CS3

Pascetta, Calvin T
114 W Sirius Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802
Served 57 Rating GM1

Patterson, Dale E.  (deceased 8/2004)
31279 Brae Burn Avenue
Hayward, CA  94544
Tel: 510-471-3004
Stoddard: WWII PO 42Jan-45Dec; Rating: Lt.jg.

    Enlisted 1/7/42 as CM3c duty in Treasure Isle, advanced to CM3c 1 1/15/42. Commissioned as Ensign 4/15144 aboard USS Stoddard. Present at Stoddard de-commissioning 12/15/45. Released to inactive duty 11/16/46. Married Rose Marie Foster. We have one daughter and 3 grandchildren.

Pattison, Louis
10416 Lambda Dr.
El Paso, Texas 79924 
tel: 915-821-1912
Stoddard: 67; Rating: RM1

Paules, Ronald L
1173 Catlin St
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Tel: 805-520-0977
Served 56/59 Rating ETN3 
email binnoron@aol.com

Paullus, Arthur
170 Rainbow Dr PMB7007
Livingston, TX 77399-1070
Tel: 209-327-4257
E-mail: clipper35@juno.com
Stoddard: 58-62; Rating: MM3
Attached is a photo of me, Frank Kimmel and Ray Hernandez in front of the evaporators taken in the spring of 1962.  PaulusEvap.jpg (67673 bytes)

Hello Dan - I was nosing around on the Stoddard website and found the Alumni Biographies and thought I should make up one also. 

I enlisted in the Navy in August 1958 and went through "Boot-camp" in San Diego. I reported aboard the USS Stoddard Nov. 1958 when the Stoddard returned from WESPAC. I started out in the after engine room working for Ted Schobl, MM1/C. One day Chief Stoddard came to me and said that he needed someone for mess cooking and I was it. I spent 3 months mess cooking and when finished, there was an opening on the evaps. I report to the forward engine room under Jim Cooper, MM1/C, to work on the evaps and Chief Stoddard came up to me and said "Paullus I need someone for mess cooking and your it." I then had to explain what I had just been doing for the previous 3 months. I worked on the evaps just about the whole time I was on the Stoddard (this started my water works career). 

My GQ station for many years was in mount 52 and served in the handling room and mount. I was the pointer for about six months before making MM3. From then on I was on the evaps. I left the Stoddard in August 1962 for discharge. 

After I got out of the Navy I went to work for the City of Corona Water Dept. and spent 14 years there before going to work for the San Bernardino Valley Water District for 5 years as their Operations Superintendent. I went to Contra Costa Water District, a large water agency in the SF bay area, as Assistant Supt. of Operations in 1981 and retired in Oct. 1999 as Supt. of Operations. 

My wife Pat and I were married right after I got out of the Navy and calibrating our 40th anniversary. We have a son (Frank) and a daughter (Kimberly). Our son lives in Jerome ID and has an 18 year old daughter (Melissa) and a 13 year old son (Chris). Our daughter lives in San Leandro, CA and has a 4 year old daughter (Haylie). 

We sold our home in the Bay Area and moved into our 37 ft. motorhome and spend most of our time traveling (as much as we can). We have a membership in RV Resorts in Desert Hot Springs and this is where we are during the winter. Since retirement we have become Texans. 

Paxton, Paul J
3644 Buckhead Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Served 56/59 Rating GMC

Pearley, George
1080 Oakhurst Dr
San Diego, CA  92101
Tel: 619-262-6151
Stoddard: 58-61; Rating: SN

Pecha, Andrew P.
608 39th Ave. SW Apt J102
Puyallup, WA  98373
Tel: 253-536-8131
Stoddard: WWII PO

Pederson, Richard M
480 Sagebrush Dr
Corrales, New Mexico 87048
Tel: 505-897-9206
Served 55/57 Rating SN
email HPED57@newmexico.com

Pelster, Mrs. Robert   (Eleanor)
1114 E B St
Ogallala, NE  69153-1220
Tel: 308-228-2306, (deceased 4/3/92)
Stoddard: WWII PO widow; Rating: S1

    Biography sent in by Eleanor Pelster: Bob enlisted in the Navy in 1942, had basic training in San Diego, went to Machinist School, and was assigned to the USS Griffin (AS13) until transfer to the Stoddard at her commissioning. Was assigned to the #2 engine room and was aboard until her decommissioning in Charleston, SC. Was discharged in April 1946. After discharge, Bob returned to the farm at Elsie, Nebraska, and farmed and ranched on the place he was born all his life. We have three children and eleven grandchildren.

    My husband Bob was only able to attend three of the reunions and enjoyed them very much. He was so surprised to hear that the ship had been re-commissioned after 1946. When we organized the first reunion in North Platte, Nebraska, we were so surprised at the wonderful response from fellow shipmates. I am so glad we did it! Bob passed away on April 3, 1992, of a heart attack, in his sleep.

Penczek, Paul S  
1388 Azora Dr
Deltona, Florida 32725
no email address
Stoddard 60/61
MCSM Master Chief Signalman, 23 years service

Pense, Marvin K  
2200 Park Ave
Ludlow, Kentucky 41016
Served on Stoddard 59-63 - BTC
No email address

Persyn, John L.
3425 Bowker Dr
Pensacola, FL  32506
Tel: 850-492-9535
E-mail: fpersyn@aol.com
Stoddard: 60-63; Rating: BMC

Peters, Mrs. John V.  (Marilyn (Dolly) )
402 Hilltop Court
Roanoke, TX  76262
Tel: 817-430-0293
Service: 4?-74, (deceased 10/25/97)
Stoddard: 44-46 widow; Rating: Capt

    Reported to the USS Stoddard in Adak for first tour of sea duty in August 1944. Served in the gunnery department as a division officer and stood watches at sea in the main battery director and on the bridge. In March 1946 reported to the USS Steinaker (DD-863) as gunnery officer and in 1948 took command of USS PC581 in Newport, RI. From 1950-53 attended USN postgraduate school at Annapolis, MD and later at Monterey, CA, studying electronics. In 1953 reported to Commander Destroyer Flotilla 3 as electronics officer, then to USS Samuel N. Moore (DD-747) as Executive Officer. Became Assistant OINC Eng. FLEX Curriculum at USNPG School in Monterey. In 1959 took command of USS Interceptor (AGR-I) at Treasure Island. She was an ex-liberty ship converted to a radar picket ship. Next came two tours of duty in Washington, with the Navy research, development, test and evaluation program. In between I commanded the USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (DD-850) (63-65), and was CO of USS Taconic (AGC- 17) (67-69). I had a final tour in Washington at USN Electronic Systems Command with responsibilities for development and deployment of very low frequency communications systems. Finished my Navy career on the staff of Commander US Forces, Japan (77-74).

    In October 1947 married Jeanne Halvorson in Brooklyn NY and three Navy juniors were born in Newport, Annapolis, and Fort Ord -Victoria, James and John. After retirement we moved to Texas and found employment in the communications industry. Jeanne passed away in 1983 and I was fortunate to find Dolly, an AF widow with one daughter. We married in 1985.

    Jack and Dolly attended every reunion until 1997 when he passed away in October, just before the 9th reunion in San Antonio.

Petersen, Brad  (Rita)
5003 W Pacific Park Dr. 
Spokane WA 99208 
Stoddard: 65-67; Rating: RD3

I got out of the Navy and stayed in San Diego for 27 years, employed in the insurance industry. I'm still in insurance in Spokane, WA.

[Brads daughter Lynn wrote a great tribute to her Dad and the 2002 Stoddard Reunion]

Peterson, Orton D
11152 Oakwood Ave
Hesperia, CA 92345
Tel: 760-244-6503
Served 1955 Rating BT2

Petren, Stephen 
10 Oakhurst Ln
Holliston, MA 01746
Tel: 508-429-2745
email: SPETYRON@aol.com
Stoddard 1957-58-59; Rating: LTjg

Petrotta, Tony (Cosimo)
35512 Del Rey
Capistrano beach, CA 92624
Tel: 949-248-4333
Served 56/59 Rating MM3
email digitt2@cox.net

Pettis, Charles F.
73 Twin Firs Estate Dr
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Tel: 360-417-2903
Stoddard: 60-61; Rating: EM2

Pezzullo, Giacomo (Marie)
9 Wexford St.
Huntington, NY 11743-6325
Tel: 631-423-8840
Rating: IC3 {Deceased}

Pfeiffer, Mrs. Louis T.   (Dolores)
306 E Pearl
Lamar, CO  81052
Tel: 719-336-9727 (deceased)
Stoddard: WWII PO widow; Rating: GM1

    I joined the Navy Dec 6, 1940 and west to Great Lakes in Feb 9141.  I went aboard the USS Nevada and was on her until Dec 15, 1941.  I got hit on Dec 7, 1941 and had to go to the hospital and came back on the ship on 15th of Dec.  I then went to the Saratoga CV3 (what a junk).  She got hit on Jan 11, 1942 and we came back to Bremerton.  I was transferred to Norfolk to the Joseph Hewes APA- 50 on Nov 11, 1942.  She was torpedoed off Casablanca in North Africa, then west to Rutledge and she got hit the next day along with Bliss and Scott ( all of them were APA's ).  Came back to Norfolk and made APA ferry crew #4, until Oct 1943 and went to DC.  I was going to hydraulic school at DC Navy Yard the last part of '43 and '44 when I was assigned to the Stoddard.

    I was GM2c when I came aboard and landed "O" Div with #1 5:38 work station and also watch and battle station.  When we got to the south, I was GM1c and on #45 40mm at Okinawa.  I left the ship in San Diego in Dec 1945 and landed the McKinley AGC7 flagship for A-bomb test at Bikini in 1946.  They asked for a GM1c to go to Adak and I volunteered for it and got it.

    Got out in 1947 and in 1949 I joined the Army and got out in 1952.  I finally retired from the Air Force.  I owned a liquor store until Dec 1987, sold it and I am just laying around now like a good old beach bum.

Phillip, Richard
One Catherine Drive
Danville, PA 17821
E-mail: rm31@ptd.net
Stoddard: 8/51-4/54; Rating: RM3

Phillips, Michael
1296 East Gibson Rd #254
Woodland, CA  95776
Tel: 530-219-4068
E-mail: zantor2@yahoo.com
Stoddard: 67-68; Rating: DK2

Pickard, Edwin
806 Waverly Dr
Elgin, IL 60120
Served 57/59 Rating RD2

Pierson Jr, Lovell L
1707 Ontario Rd
Niles, Michigan 49120
Tel: 269-684-8260
Served 56/58 Rating BMSN

Pietz, David J.
7133 Lily Way
Brownsvalley, CA  95918
Tel: 530-742-2661
E-mail: dpietz@infostations.com

Pilcher, Louis J
9700 Tara Cir
Shreveport, LA 71118
Tel: 318-687-8497
Served 65/69 Rating BT3
email ljpilcher@att.net

Pirc, Jim
2560 Manasoto Beach Rd
Englewood, Florida 34223
Tel: 941-475-6492
Cell 941-286-8661
E-mail prcwhsprs@aol.com
Stoddard: 58-61; Rating: EM3

Pirone, Andrew   (Antoinette)
17 Bronxville Road
Bronxville, NY  10708-6160
Tel: 914-337-1325
Stoddard: 51-52; Rating: TEM3

Pixley, Richard
1248 S Queensway Dr
Weidman, MI 48893
Served 1957 YN3

Pizii, William F
24 Oak Tree Hollow Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Tel: 610-399-3063
Served 66/67 Rating ETR3

Plapp, Allan L. (Kathy Lasar)
23 Lakeridge Rd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Tel: 573-785-2575 
E-mail: aplapp@ims-1.com
Stoddard: 65-66; Rating: E3

I left the ship and became Hospital Corpsman, thanks to XO Backus. He helped me on my career path. Went to Operating Room Tech School, Great Lakes. Transferred to Marines 1st MAW flying helicopter med-evac. Discharged from service to enter school and become a nurse anesthetic in 1977. I have been in solo private and group practices since. The last eight years I have been freelance, locum tenums anesthetist, traveling the eastern half of the United States. I was married for nine years, then divorced for 13 years. I have now been married for six years to a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist with the VA. I got my pilot's license in 1969. I have owned a sailing charter service in the past. We enjoy travel adventure and exploring what the world has to offer. I have a stepson and grandson.

Podany, Phil
917 South Lazona Ave
Mesa, Arizona 85204
Served 53/55 Rating GM3

Poirer, Donald J.
2864 Tice Creek Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94595-3203
Stoddard: 51-55; Rating: T2

Poirier, Edward R. (Jeanne)
Rating: SK3 {Deceased 3/92}

Polsgrove, Harold J.
913 Cartwright Street
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Tel: 870-935-8413
E-mail: poppinpopper@m3internet.com
Rating: MM2

Pommerening, Howard
4584 Merridock Ct
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Tel: 805-938-0545
Served 58/60 Rating YN3
email chief.yeo@verizon.net

Porter, James R
16410 Halsey St
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Served 57/60 Rating GM3

Posen, Jerome ( deceased 1986)
Cleveland, OH

My father, was a plank owner of the USS STODDARD, and served during its entire WWII service. He left the service at SAN DIEGO as a MM1. He died in 1986. I am his oldest son and request that he be listed in taps. My had is off to all of our service men and especially to those who fought WWII. I served in the Brown Water Navy in Vietnam.

Postin, Gerald
444 Oak St
Lynnville, IN 47619
Served 1962 Rating EN2
email mairbear@gte.net

Potter, Douglas
7241 Tophill Ln
Dallas, TX 75248
Tel: 972-233-0953
Served 56/57 Rank LTjg
email dpotter@att.net

Potwin, Romaine H.
RD #2
South Royalton, VT  05068
Tel: 802-763-7004

Powell, Gary
10 Martin Dr
Umatilla, OR 97882
Tel: 541-922-2957
Served 60/61 Rating RD2
email ypowellgar@aol.com

Prager, Stan    (Lee)
4860 Mt. Rose Way
Roseville, CA  95747
Tel: 916-791-6700
E-mail: stashuman@aol.com
Service: 52-55
Stoddard: 54-55; Rating: RM3

    I served on the USS Warrington DD843 before boarding the Stoddard in December 1954 in Newport, Rhode Island. I went through boot camp and attended radio school in Bainbridge, Maryland and was on NATO duty before boarding the Stoddard. Memories aboard the Stoddard include going through the Panama Canal enroute to our new home port in San Diego. Upon arriving in San Diego, we joined the 7th fleet and subsequently assisted in the evacuation of the Tachen Islands (Matsu & Quemoy) in February, 1955 and after concluding that operation, served on Formosa Strait Patrols until July, 1955.

    After discharge, I graduated from Los Angeles City and St. Mary's Colleges with a degree in business management. I worked as a Division Sales Manager in charge of the 13 western states for Goody Products. I was employed by them for 28 years before retiring in 1993. After retiring, we moved to Sun City, Roseville, California (an active retirement community). I was married to Lee in August, 1962 and have two children, Michelle & Jerry and have no grandchildren as of yet. I am a life member of the VFW, Amvets and DAV.

Presgrove, Charles K. (deceased)
3225 Storrington Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Stoddard: 65-66; Rating: CO,CDR (deceased Jan 6, 2001)

[ E-Mail received by Bob Hoag on Jan 19th ]

Dear Mr Hoag,

I writing to inform you that my father, Charles Presgrove,
[ CO Stoddard 1965-1966 ]
died on the morning of Jan. 6.
His ashes are going to be scattered at sea.

Michael Presgrove
email: mojorisin@nettally.com

Pressler, Clair
1601 Connecticut Avenue
Marysville, MI  48040
Stoddard: 53-54; Rating: BM

Prior, Donald
64 Charles E Pl
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Email: prior64@aol.com
Served 58/60 IC2

I returned to Battle Creek, Mi in 1960. Hired in to the Post Division of General Foods Corp. as an instrument repairman. Married Shirley a year later. We have a daughter Kim (38), and son Brek (35), and one granddaughter Katie Lee (13). We both retired about 8 years ago (~'95). We are members of our local American Legion here in Battle Creek, where we do volunteer work. We travel a lot and we hope to see you at the Reunion this year ('03).

Pritchard, Joe T
61 Military Rd., PO Box 681
Whitesburg, GA 30185
Served 57/59 Rating GM2
email threeoaksfarm@aol.com
retired as GMCS

Procter, Clifford R. (Elizabeth)
121 Moscoma St, Apt 22 Harvest Hill
Lebanon, NH 03766
Tel: 603-448-5779
Stoddard: 44-45; Rating: Lt/Capt

Proffitt Jr, Norman R
1131 Runnymead Dr
Los Altos, CA 94024
Tel: 650-961-1326
Served 1961 Rank LTjg

Prucha, Larry    (Paulette)
PO Box 102
Bolton, MA  01740
Tel: 978-779-6370;  Fax: 508-497-8010
E-mail: lprucha@yahoo.com
Service: 9/64-8/73
Stoddard: 9/64-8/66; Rating: Lt. jg

Puckett, Troy L. (Barbara)
2609 W. Doublegate Dr., P.O. Box 5287
Albany, GA  31706
Tel: 912-888-5839;  Fax: 912-883-4825
E-mail: troypuckett@cs.com
Service: 51-54
Stoddard: 52 Apr - 54 Dec; Rating: DK2

After leaving the Navy, I graduated from Georgia Tech, attended George Washington University and earned an MBA degree from Georgia State University. I was Director of Research & Development for Wilson and MacGregor Golf Companies. I have been designing golf balls for the past 33 years. I am president of my own company, Cayman Golf Ball Company, Inc.

Barbara and I have three children, three grandchildren and number four expected in November 1998. We have traveled around the world, visit grandchildren and love to attend the Atlanta Braves baseball games and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football games; I also play golf.

I remember finding "One Bit," a small sailboat in Cannes, France Harbor and restoring it.

Purpura, George J
1308 Herkimer Rd
Utica, New York 13502
Tel: 315-732-2368
Served 52/56 BTFN
email atoz@borg.com

Purvis, Bob
6510 SW Imperial Dr.
Beaverton, OR 97008
E-mail: res0ck1z@verizon.net
Stoddard: 68-70 Rating: IC3

Putnam, Dwain A
600 W Halmark Ave Apt 127
Killeen, TX 76541
Tel: 254-634-4097
Served 58/60 Rating MM1