Donation and Help

Help Wanted

Webmasters; We are always looking for webmasters to add their talent and time to our web site. We need your help. Those of us who maintain this web site have a lot of fun and get a lot of enjoyment from our creations. If you are willing to become a webmaster for the USS Lynde McCormick web site, please let us know. click on (contact_form)

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 send your checks to —

Sheldon Margolis (Captain 1983-1986)
DDG 8 Reunion Association
2241 Caminito Preciosa Sur
La Jolla, CA 92037

(Please make checks payable toDDG 8 associationwith a memo –DDG 8 association‘ – on your check)

We thank the following members for their financial support in the last year.

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

We have rights to 5 domain names. They are,,,, and The domain names cost $80.00 a year. There are on the MELBOURNE IT, LTD. D/B/A INTERNET NAMES WORLDWIDE server.

Our web site, , resides on a server. The web hosting service from costs about $180.00 a year.

The web hosting service from Zee Web Net Services cost $180.00 a year. Zee Web Net Services hosts website

You get a lot for less than $2.00 a day.

Special thanks go to Thomas Stephenson (LCDR, 1966 – 1969) for providing free e-mail services.

If you have questions you can email me (David Newham, webmaster) at (contact_form)

History of Our Website

In early 1997, some former crew members of the USS Lynde McCormick DDG 8 found each other on the Internet and started visiting by email. The email list started to grow and by 1998, a couple of web pages had shown up dedicated to our ship.

Many thanks to Mary Lou and Dennett Srur for their idea to start a reunion of all the USS LYNDE McCORMICK DDG 8 shipmates.
Thanks to Terry Gray, Michael Champion and other shipmates for creating interest in building this updated website.

Our shipmates have collected old pictures of the ship, history, information, and put the web page out on to the Internet. Other shipmates found the web site and sent their names in to be added to the crew’s list. They also sent more historical information, more ideas for the web site and more pictures. We now have over 1,200 shipmates signed up on our website. We figure that about 5,000 shipmates served onboard over the 30 year history. Please tell your shipmates about our website and ask them to sign up.

On 5 November 2003 this website came to life.

Today, the USS LYNDE MCCORMICK DDG 8 website is one the best websites on the internet dedicated to a specific naval ship. The website features reunion information, an extensive history of the ship, a lot of pictures of both the ship and crew. The website features 8 mm movie and sound files of the USS Lynde McCormick under fire, in battle, in Viet Nam. There are new features being added all the time.

Our website was updated in 2012 to a modern and secure WordPress website. This allows only fellow shipmates to see other shipmates information that they have provided. The general public does not see that information. This makes the website secure from hackers and spammers. This website also gives shipmates access to social media like Facebook and Twitter and personal blogs where shipmates can hold chats.

The success (and fun) of this web site is due to a lot of people dedicating their time, energy, ideas, and money into the project. If you would like to become a participating member of this web site, take a look above at how you can help in the Help Wanted section.


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