2018 Reunion

The 11th –

USS LYNDE McCORMICK  DDG 8

Reunion was held in –

Portland, Oregon.

All Hands Reunion – June 7th, 2018 – Portland, Oregon

This reunion was hosted by ETR2 David Newham (1967 – 1970)

Our reunion hotel was the Double Tree Hotel in Portland.

There are lots of things to do in Portland.  Here are links to some of them –

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Rose Festival  –  5-26-2018 through 6-10-2018  –  Rose Festival Parade 6-9-2018

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g52024-Activities-Portland_Oregon.html

http://www.rosefestival.org/group-savings

http://www.rosefestival.org/
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The reunion lost money, but thanks to generous donations from the following shipmates we came out in the black.

NameRankYears Served
Cochran, RichardN/AN/A
Dobson, JamesRD21968 - 1971
Fahy, AndyCAPT1965 - 1967
Fiedor, RichRD21967 - 1970
Fisher, GaylandHM1965 - 1969
Fjedseth, ClairRMSC1984 - 1986
Fordham, JackRD11964 - 1968
Fuerst, BenjaminRD21968 - 1972
Hanson, GaryN/AN/A
Hill, RussLT1964 - 1966
Kline, JamesCAPT1977 - 1979
Margolis, SheldonCAPT1983 - 1986
Newham, DavidETR21967 - 1970
Smith, BruceFTM21967 - 1969
Wefald, BobCAPT1965 - 1967
Whitley, DonPN21968 - 1970
Wilson, J.K.LT1964 - 1967

Shipmates that attended the reunion –

NameRankYears Served
Anuschat, PaulETN21967 - 1968
Armstrong, Covaspousenone
Armstrong, RandyET-21961 - 1962
Bussen, DavidRD31985 - 1988
Bussen, Dianaspousenone
Buttner, Lourdesspousenone
Buttner, ManuelEWCS1968 - 1672
Dobson, Barbaraspousenone
Dobson, JamesRD21968 - 1971
Doll, Sheronfriendnone
Fjeldseth, ClairRMSC1984 - 1986
Fjeldseth, Maryspousenone
Grimm, FloydETN21961 - 1962
Grimm, Perlaspousenone
Hanson, GaryN/AN/A
Hill, RussLT1964 - 1966
Huhta, CharlesN/AN/A
Jackson, CarlMM21978 - 1980
Jackson, Patriciaspousenone
Kelly, ThomasETR21974 - 1976
Kline, RobertCAPT1977 - 1979
Long, GregoryHM31976 - 1977
Lynch, JohnFTM21968 - 1974
Margolis, Elizabethspousenone
Margolis, SheldonCaptain1983 - 1986
Mayer, JosephLT1964 - 1966
Newham, DavidETR21967 - 1970
Newham, Trudyspousenone
O'Brien, Sherrillspousenone
O'Brien, WilliamSMCM1981 - 1986
Okasinski, TheodoreCDR1966 - 1968
Pererson, LowellN/AN/A
Ramey, ThomasFTM21969 - 1973
Ratliff, Cynthiaspousenone
Ratliff, TomHT31978 - 1983
Roth, MikeMM21983 - 1986
Roth, Myrnaspousenone
Sibold, BrianENS/LTJG1966 - 1968
Smith, BruceFTM21967 - 1969
Srursonnone
Srur, Dennet?1961 - 1964
Srur, Mary Louspousenone
Wefald, RobertCAPT1965 - 1967
White, JamesMRC1964 - 1969
White, RobertBT31966 - 1967
Williams, Darlenespousenone
Williams, ThomasWP1961 - 1963
Zylow, MirczyslawRD21969 - 1971

Schedule of Events for USS LYNDE McCORMICK DDG 8 Reunion 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

0800  Hospitality Suite Opens, Registration and/or receive your registration packet.
.            Registration fee – $25 online or mail (in advance); $35 at the door.
2200 – Hospitality Suite Closes

Thursday, June 7, 2018

0800  Hospitality Suite Opens, Registration and/or receive your registration packet.
.            Registration fee – $25 online or mail (in advance); $35 at the door.
.           Shipmates that rode the USS Michael Murphy DDG 112
 from Astoria to Portland to kick off Fleet Week.

NameRankYears Served
Armstrong, RandyET-21961 - 1962
Armstrong, Covaspousenone
Bussen, DavidRD31985 - 1988
Bussen, Dianaspousenone
Buttner, ManuelEWCS1968 - 1672
Buttner, Lourdesspousenone
Dobson, JamesRD21968 - 1971
Dobson, Barbaraspousenone
Doll, Sheronfriendnone
Fjeldseth, ClairRMSC1984 - 1986
Fjeldseth, Maryspousenone
Grimm, FloydETN21961 - 1962
Grimm, Perlaspousenone
Jackson, CarlMM21978 - 1980
Jackson, Patriciaspousenone
Mayer, JosephLT1964 - 1966
Okasinski, TheodoreCDR1966 - 1968
Pererson, LowellN/AN/A
Smith, BruceFTM21967 - 1969
Wefald, RobertCAPT1965 - 1967
White, JamesMRC1964 - 1969
White, RobertBT31966 - 1967
Williams, ThomasWP1961 - 1963
Williams, Darlenespousenone
Zylow, MirczyslawRD21969 - 1971

Watch the ships arrive in downtown Portland alongside the Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Spend some time at the park to enjoy the carnival like atmosphere and activities. Light rail and trolley transportation are near our DoubleTree Hotel. Dinner on your own or with shipmates and friends.
2200 – Hospitality Suite Closes

Friday, June 8, 2018

0800  Hospitality Suite Opens, Registration and/or receive your registration packet.
.            Registration fee – $25 online or mail (in advance); $35 at the door.
.            In the morning, tour the USS BLUEBACK (SS-581), the last non-nuclear powered submarine in the US Navy and the last diesel boat to be decommissioned, and visit the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). In the afternoon go to the wonderful Oregon Zoo, riding the light rail to get there, and/or visit the International Rose Test Garden. Stay downtown for our Friday evening ALL HANDS reception at the Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery at 206 SW Morrison Street, a block away from the Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres/snacks provided and a cash bar. Follow up our reception with dinner on you own or with shipmates and friends at the Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery or one of the other fine and fun downtown restaurants.
1800  – ALL HANDS reception at the Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery at 206 SW Morrison Street,
2200 – Hospitality Suite Closes

Saturday, June 9, 2018

0800  Hospitality Suite Opens, Registration and/or receive your registration packet.
.            Registration fee – $25 online or mail (in advance); $35 at the door.
.             Enjoy all that Portland has to offer, see all the roses, the ships, the zoo the downtown the pubs and restaurants for lunch, enjoy our hotel’s excellent pool, but be back by 4:30 p.m. for our short business meeting in our DoubleTree Hotel Hospitality Room. At 5:30 p.m. we will enjoy a social time with a cash bar followed by our banquet.
1630  –  All hands meeting
1730  –  Social time with a cash bar followed by our banquet.
1800 –  Banquet Dinner
2200 –  Hospitality Suite Closes

Sunday, June 10, 2018

0800  Hospitality Suite Opens
.            Farewells and goodbyes
1400 – Hospitality Suite Closes

If you have any questions, contact –

David Newham
27330 SW Grahams Ferry Rd.
Sherwood, OR 97140
(503) 781-8581
ETR2 1967 – 1970
davidnewham@ddg8.com
(webmaster) www.ddg8.com

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Financial Help

The USS Lynde McCormick Reunion Association is now an official non profit organization with bylaws. It consists of a board of 5 elected representatives and the former crewmates of the USS Lynde McCormick DDG 8. The USS Lynde McCormick Reunion Association was voted into existence on September 17, 2004 by the shipmates in attendance at the 2004 reunion in San Diego. (see bylaws page)

We need financial help by donations from you, our shipmates.

The reunion association plans and implements the reunions and supports this web site. The association costs consist of postage, office supplies, banking, etc. This is a non profit organization and no one gets a salary or benefits. (no free rooms, etc.) Any of you who wish to get that wonderful feeling of satisfaction by donating $10, $20, or more, to the support of this reunion association and this web site, now have the opportunity to pay online with a credit card

You can donate online using the following button.

or send a check to —

David Newham (ETR2, 1967 – 1970)
Treasurer
USS Lynde McCormick DDG 8 Reunion Association ( or DDG 8 Reunion Assoc. )
27330 SW Grahams Ferry Rd
Sherwood, OR 97140

( Please make checks payable to ‘DDG 8 association’ with a memo – ‘DDG 8 association’ – on your check)


Many thanks to Mary Lou and Dennett Srur for their idea to start a reunion of all the USS LYNDE McCORMICK DDG 8 shipmates.

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