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 was 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

DDG8 2021 reunion news


Minutes of the membership meeting of Saturday, September 18, 2021, at our All Hands Reunion to celebrate the 60th year of the commissioning of our ship. We are the USS LYNDE McCORMICK (DDG-8) ALL HANDS ASSOCIATION.  It is a North Dakota Non-Profit Corporation organized under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code. All of the shipmates who served on board her at any time (including embarked staff members) during its 30 years of commissioned service from 1961 through 1991 are considered members.

The meeting was called to order by our President Bob Wefald. Acting Treasurer indicated we had sufficient money in our bank account to cover all of our reunion expenses. The main item of business was to elect a Board of Directors and Officers. After discussion and persuasion, the current BOD members – Bob Wefald, Shel Margolis, and Bert Moll, recruited, appointed and installed a complete Board of Directors, and new officers. Joining hold over BOD members Shel Margolis and Bert Moll are Barry Hardman, Dave Bussen, and Mitch Zylow. The names and addresses of the members of the Board of Directors are:

Sheldon Lee Margolis, 2241 Caminito Preciosa Sur, La Jolla CA 92037  – [email protected]

Bert E. Moll, PO Box 999, Chandler AZ , 85244 – [email protected]

David Bussen, 8708 Gayle, St. Louis MO, 63126 – [email protected]

Barry G Hardman II, 1406 Autumnmist Drive, Allen TX, 75002 – [email protected]

Mitchell Zylow, 2101 65th Street, West Allis WI, 53219 – [email protected]

The new officers are:

Chairman : Barry G Hardman II – [email protected]

Vice Chairman : David Bussen – [email protected]

Secretary : Bert Moll – [email protected]

Treasurer : Sheldon Lee Margolis – [email protected]

Member : Mitchell Zylow – [email protected]

Past President Robert O. Wefald has agreed to continue to serve as Assistant Treasurer. He will set up a new bank account with Wells Fargo, a prominent national bank, to allow convenient access for our directors as they are spread over the country. Sheldon Lee Margolis, Robert O. Wefald, and Barry Hardman will be the authorized

( make corrections by emailing David Newham at [email protected] )

The reunion hotel was the –

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

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

( 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

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



Click here to view our beautiful hotel & marina. 

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)

Saturday event – ship tour – cost $30 – ( this is transportation by bus for a ship tour, designation of ship is unknown at this time)

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)

Shipmates registered to attend reunion

Last NameFirst NameRankYears ServedGuest
AlbaHumberto (Burt)OS31976-19801
ButtnerMannyEWCS1968 - 19721
Dobson, JR.JamesRD21968-19711
HaizlipKenCDR1981 - 19831
HelenburgBillLT1981 - 19841
IvaryKennethLCDR1973 - 19770
LeyvaLarryYN21966 - 19681
MargolisSheldonCAPT (Ship Captain)1983 - 19861
MatulewiczMichaelSTG11984 - 19871
RothMikeMM21983 - 19860
SiebersDaleFCC1972 - 19771

Shipmates attending Friday reception

Shipmates attending Saturday banquet

Shipmates That have made donations

( current donations )
First NameLast NameRankYears Served
JoyceJohnMM21961 - 1963
MargolisSheldonCaptain (Captain of ship)1983 - 1986

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

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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