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

( 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

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.

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
BerkebileDonCAPT1976-19811
BussenDavidRD31967-19701
ButtnerMannyEWCS1968 - 19721
Dobson, JR.JamesRD21968-19711
FahyAndyCAPT1965-19671
FiedorRichRD21967-19701
FjeldsethClairRMSC1984-19861
GentilcoreDonaldMT21960-19621
GlynnKevinCDR1982-19841
GrantMichaelBT31974-19781
GreenMichaelDC31965-19691
HaizlipKenCDR1981 - 19831
HardmanBarryFC21982-19851
HelenburgBillLT1981 - 19841
IvaryKennethLCDR1973 - 19770
JeffordsDougCAPT1962-19651
JuradoAnthonyYN21974-19781
KaiserGarySTG21984-19881
KellyThomasETR21974-19761
LeyvaLarryYN21966 - 19681
MargolisSheldonCAPT (Ship Captain)1983 - 19861
MartinDeanMM21988-19901
MatulewiczMichaelSTG11984 - 19871
MieropRobertOS31973-19761
MollBertOS21974-19771
O'NeilJohnCAPT1973-19751
OkasinskiTomCDR1966-19681
RothMikeMM21983 - 19860
SiebersDaleFCC1972 - 19771
SorensonRobertSK21974-197781
SrurDenny1961-19641
SrurGaryOS31989-19911
WefaldBobCAPT1965-19671
WhiteRobertBT31966-19671
WilliamsAlbanQM21974-19771
WittingAlGM1961-19631

Shipmates attending Friday reception

Shipmates attending Saturday banquet

Last NameFirst NameRankYears ServedGuests
AlbaHumberto (Burt)OS31976-19801
BerkebileDonCAPT1976 - 19810
BussenDavidRD31976-19701
ButnerMannyEWCS1968 - 19721
Dobson, JR.JamesRD21968-19711
FahyAndyCAPT1965-19671
FiedorRichRD21967-19701
FjeldsethClairRMSC1984-19861
GlynnKevinCDR1982-19841
GrantMichaelBT31974-19781
GreenMichaelDC31965-19691
HaizlipKenCDR1981 - 19831
HardmanBarryFC21982-19851
HillRussell1
IvaryKenLCDR1973 - 19770
KellyThomasETR21974-19760
LeyvaLarryYN21966 - 19681
MargolisSheldonCAPT (Ship Captain)1983 - 19861
MartinDeanMM21988-19900
MieropRobertOS31973-19760
MollBertOS21974-19771
O'NeilJohnCAPT1973-19750
SiboldBrian0
Siebers (deceased)DaleFCC1972 - 19772
SrurDenny1961-19641
SrurGaryOS31989-19910
WefaldBobCAPT1965-19670
WhiteBobBT31966-19671
WittingAlGM1961-19631

Shipmates That have made donations

( current donations )
First NameLast NameRankYears Served
JoyceJohnMM21961 - 1963
KaiserSteven??
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

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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