2021 Reunion

The 12th –

USS LYNDE McCORMICK  DDG 8

Reunion will be held in –

San Diego, California.

(this is the 60th year from the time the ship was commissioned.)

This reunion will be hosted by ship Captain,
1983 – 1986, Sheldon Margolis, Captain retired, USN

All Hands Reunion 
September 15, 2021 – September 19, 2021 – San Diego, California
Wednesday through Sunday

The reunion hotel will be the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina
The reunion hotel will be the

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina
2051 Shelter Island DriveSan DiegoCalifornia 92106

The reunion hotel will be the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina

click the link below for the reunion rate hotel reservation

reservations for the 2021 USS LYNDE McCORMICK DDG-8 reunion

DDG-8 room booking link

(click the military rate and update for DDG-8 rates)

You have a choice of different type rooms. Quantities are limited, so reserve early.

( address – 2051 Shelter Island DriveSan DiegoCalifornia 92106 )

Onsite Contact
Name: Sheldon Margolis
Phone: (858) 774-6778
Email: [email protected]

Account: USS LYNDE McCORMICK (DDG-8) All Hands Association

Event Name: 60th Anniversary – All Hands Reunion

Dates Requested

Arrival: Thursday, September 15, 2021

Departure: Sunday, September 21, 2021

Group Room Information

Island Palms and Marina does not guarantee specific room type availability.
Requests will be accommodated to the best of the Hotel’s ability.
Hotel check-in time is after 4:00 PM on the day of arrival.
Checkout time is before 11:00 AM on the day of departure.

All rates are subject to a 2% San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment. All rates are subject to the prevailing city and state taxes. Currently, taxes total 10.5% and are subject to change.

All rates subject to a California Tourism Fee of 0.195%

All reservations are subject to a nightly parking charge of $13.00 per vehicle

San Diego Visitor Guide – https://www.sandiego-digital.com/sandiegovisitorguide/spring_summer_2020?pg=1#pg1

Offers/discounts/packages – https://www.sandiego.org/plan/offers.aspx

Information to help plan your trip – https://www.sandiego.org/plan.aspx

https://www.thecrazytourist.com/top-25-things-to-do-in-san-diego/

COVID permitting, we are on our way.       islandpalms.com

Click here to view our beautiful hotel & marina. 

Registration for USS LYNDE McCORMICK DDG 8 Reunion 2021

Please register and pay in advance as it is so very much easier and more convenient for you and for your Shipmates planning our reunion. The one big cost break is a reduction in the very necessary registration fee which is $30 in advance, and $60 at the door for a savings of $30. There is NO registration fee for your spouse or guest.

Register Here

Schedule of Events

Our Friday evening reception on September 17th features a Fiesta Poolside Reception with light appetizers, starting poolside at 1700 with a cash bar, and then moving to our the Marina overlook patio and dining room at 1800 for our dinner, a Mexican Fiesta Buffet.

The Friday evening reception is $70 (per person)

Our Saturday banquet on September 18th features your choice of:
Filet Mignon, or Herb Grilled Salmon or Vegetable Napoleon. Our banquet will be served, preceded by a Social Hour with a cash bar starting at 5:00 followed by our banquet in our dining room at 1800.

The Saturday evening banquet is $80 (per person)

Register Here

Shipmates registered to attend reunion

NameRankYears ServedGuest
Newham, DavidETR21967 - 19701
Margolis, SheldonCAPT (Captain of ship)1983 - 19861
Ivary, KennethLCDR1973 - 19770
Siebers, DaleFCC1972 - 19773
Roth, MikeMM21983 - 19861
Matulewicz, MichaelSTG11984 - 19871

Shipmates attending Friday reception

NameRankYears ServedGuests
Newham, DavidETR21967 - 19701
Margolis, SheldonCAPT (Captain of ship)1983 - 19861
Ivary, KennethLCDR1973 - 19770
Matulewicz, MichaelSTG11984 - 19871

Shipmates attending Saturday banquet

NameRankYears ServedGuests
Newham, DavidETR21967 - 19701
Margolis, SheldonCAPT (Captain of DDG8)1983 - 19861
Ivary, KennethLCDR1973 - 19770

Shipmates signed up for off-site transportation

NameRankYears ServedGuests
Newham, DavidETR21967 - 19701
Margolis, SheldonCaptain (Captain of ship)1983 - 19860

Shipmates with hotel registrations

NameRankYears Served
Ballantyne, Thomas
Buttner, ManuelEWCS1968 - 1972
Green, MichaelDC31965 - 1969
Hardman, BarryFC21982 - 1985
Helenburg, WilliamLT1981 - 1984
Kaiser, GarySTG21984 - 1988
Margolis, SheldonCAPT1983 - 1986
Moll, BertOS21974 - 1977
Newham, DavidETR21967 - 1970
Wefald, RobertCAPT1965 - 1967
Wieting, AlGM1961 - 1963

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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