2021 Reunion

The 12th –


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

The reunion date has been changed due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
( the old date was 6-3-2021 to 6-7-2021 )

All Hands Reunion – ( the new date is ) –
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

click the link below for the reunion rate hotel reservation

reservations for the 2021 USS LYNDE McCORMICK DDG-8 reunion

DDG-8 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 )

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

Click here to view our beautiful hotel & marina. 

email sent out to all shipmates –

August 10 2020
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JUNE 3rd to JUNE 6th, 2021
June 3, 1961 – October 1, 1991
She made sixteen deployments in her 30 years of sea duty
Our 60th Anniversary reunion is being held on the weekend 60 years ago when she was commissioned at the Boston Naval Shipyard on June 3, 1961. She was decommissioned at 32nd Street in San Diego on October 1, 1991.
This special All Hands Reunion will be held in San Diego on the weekend of June 3rd – 6th, 2021, at the Best Western Island Palms Hotel on Shelter Island. Room rates are $135 per night plus taxes.
reservations for the 2021 USS LYNDE McCORMICK DDG-8 reunionYou can check out their website: www.islandpalms.com
Make plans NOW to be there. For more information go to https://www.ddg8.com/reunions/2021-reunion/ or www.ddg8.com/reunions or call/email your Executive Committee members:

Shel Margolis: Cell – (858) 774-6778  or  Email – [email protected]
Bob Wefald: Cell – (701) 595-2401  or  Email – [email protected]
David Newham: Cell – (503) 781-8581  or  Email – [email protected]
Bert Moll: Cell – (480) 302-5155  or  Email – [email protected]
Brian Sibold: Cell – (858) 692-8306  or  Email – [email protected]
Tell your shipmates and urge them to come and join you! This will be a great opportunity to renew the bonds which held you and your shipmates tight!
More information will is available at www.ddg8.com or www.ddg8.com/reunions on registration and activity costs and opportunities.

Shipmates forever,
Bob Wefald, Chairman
A Non-Profit Corporation

Individual Lodging and Events Contract (Revised)

60th Anniversary All Hands Reunion at Best Western Plus

Island Palms Hotel and Marina

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

Event Name: 60th Anniversary – All Hands Reunion

Contact: Sheldon Margolis Onsite Contact: Sheldon Margolis


Onsite Phone,

Dates Requested

Arrival: Thursday, June 3, 2021

Departure: Sunday, June 6, 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.

Daily Room Block

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina

Thu Jun 3, 2021 Fri Jun 4, 2021 Sat Jun 5, 2021

( ROH means run of house. When booking a ROH reservation this will guarantee that you will receive the lowest rate at the hotel, but does not guarantee the location or bedding preference. )

@ $135.00  @ $135.00  @ $135.00

All rates are subject to the prevailing city and state taxes. Currently, taxes total 10.5% and are subject to change.

All rates are subject to a 2% San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment

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



An advance deposit or credit card guarantee for the 1st night’s room and tax is due when making a reservation. Individuals must identify themselves as part of 60th Anniversary All Hands Reunion at the time of making reservations in order to be eligibie for the special group rate. Please call (800) 922-2336 or (619)-222-0561 to make reservations.


Every room night cancelled in excess of the allotted attrition schedule will be charged at the group rate for each room night cancelled or released. The Hotel understands all reservations will be held on an individual basis. Reservations received after 5-3-2021 will be provided on a space available basis. If the Group Rate is not available after the cutoff date, the prevailing rack rates will apply for reservations confirmed. Requests received after the cut-off date will be accepted on a space and rate availability up to the group block.


The hotel management must approve use of suites for hospitality purposes Adequate space has been reserved for the following agenda:

Date Start Time End Time Room Function Name Guests Setup Room Rental
Jun 3, 2021 8:00 AM 10:00 PM Santa Barbara Hospitality Room 100 $200 ++
Jun 4, 2021 7:00 AM 10:00 PM Santa Barbara Hospitality Room 100 $200++
5:00 PM 8:00 PM Sunset Dinner 10 Rounds
Jun 5, 2021 5:00 PM 8:00 PM Sunset Dinneg 110 Rounds $0.00
7:00 AM 10:00 PM Santa Barbara Hospitality Room 100 FIOW $200++
Food & Beverage Minimums — None required



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)
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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