Spring 2005
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Spring 2005

Secretary’s Corner -

“Spring is sprung, the grass is riz ……

I wonder where the birdies is?!”

Hopefully, you’re all coming out of winter’s “funk”, enjoying the longer days, and getting that ‘spring-cleaning’ behind you.

As we move – already – into the 2nd quarter of the year, there’s a lot to bring you up-to-date about, and share with you, some good, some not-so-good.

●    Farewell – to Bob Hayler, co-founder and first president of the JPJ Assoc. See the special photo section about his life in and out of the Navy. (Note to Online recipients of the JPJ newsletter:  the photo section will be posted on  the JPJ website – www.ussjohnpauljones.org)

●    Seabag -  items of interest to all.

●    CO DDG-53 Column – JPJ ops update as the ship prepares for overseas deployment.

●    Good & Humorous Thoughts

●    Dues – who’s paid to date.

●    Reunion 2006 – things are now all set for getting together in San Diego.  SIGN UP NOW!!!

Enjoy springtime as much as you can, looking forward to the joys of summer!

Pete Maytham
Secretary

 

Farewell ………

It is with great sadness that we say “farewell” to shipmate Bob Hayler, co-founder and first President of the JPJ Assn. An officer, gentleman, as well as a “gentle” man, who inspired those who served with and under him, whose ship-handling ability was greatly admired and respected by officers and enlisted alike, whose calm demeanor and soft-spoken manner belied an inner core of strength and purpose.

From his obituary, we read:

CAPT Robert W. Hayler, Jr., USN (Ret.), died peacefully on December 18, 2004 at his home in Arlington, Virginia. He was 86 years old. Born on November 29, 1929 in Muncie, Indiana, he was the elder of two sons of the late Vice Admiral Robert W. Hayler and Nola Birch Hayler.

After high-school, he was appointed to the Naval Academy and graduated early in  1941 to begin service in the Pacific. He was serving g as Gunnery Officer on the USS FANNING (DD-385) when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He served aboard the FANNING throughout WWII, seeing action in the Solomons, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima, among others. He had five commands at sea during his career: USS HARMON (DE-678), USS GOODRICH (DD-831), USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DD-932), Destroyer Division 132, and Destroyer Squadron 32. Among his services wards: Bronze Star with Combat V, American defense (1 star), Asiatic-Pacific campaign (4 stars), National Defense Service Medal (1 star), Star of Military Merit (Chile), and Meritorious Service Medal.” 

 

CAPT Hayler was buried Feb. 7, 2005 in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors, attended by his wife, children, grandchildren, navy classmates, shipmates, and friends.

Following a long illness, Barbara Hayler, his lovely wife of 47 years, died Feb. 20, 2005, and was buried alongside her husband.

       CAPT Robert W. Hayler, Jr. (USN) Ret.   Nov. 29, 1918 - Dec. 18, 2004

                                               

                  CAPT. R.W. Hayler, Jr.                              Sea Scouts – 1930 (front row, 4th from left)

                         

        Midshipmen Robt. (L.) and 
                William Hayler             
Naval Academy Gymnast (left)

 

                                  

    LT Hayler, USN, CO USS Harmon DE-678, WWII                                 LT Hayler and 
                                                                                            CAPT Hayler, CO USS Honolulu, WWII
                                                         

                                                                                 

                                

ADM & Mrs. Robt. Carney, (CNO Ret.) present painting of         Inspection at sea aboard USS JPJ DD-932
John Paul Jones at Commissioning of   
                                 USS John Paul Jones (DD-932), April 5, 1956

 

                                         

Presentation to Mayor of Kirkcudbright, Scotland           Descendant of CO of HMS Serapis meets CO
John Paul Jones’ birthplace
                                     USS John Paul Jones 175 years after sea- battle between
                                                                                          Serapis and John Paul Jones’ Bon Homme Richard

                                                                                      

CAPT’s R.W. (R) and Bill Hayler at Commissioning                  Summit of Pike's Peak - JPJ Reunion, Aug. 1996
           of USS HAYLER, DD-997, 1983

 

 

                                                     

USS HAYLER DD-997, Norfolk, 13 June 2003                                CAPT Hayler and CDR Maytham on wing of bridge,
Last Family Day cruise before decommissioning         
                                USS HAYLER 13 June 2003                
 

                                                

Arlington National Cemetery, 7 Feb. 2005

JPJ Shipmates

At the request of CAPT R.W. Hayler, Jr., USN (Ret.) in November 2004 when shipmate Pete Maytham visited him at his home in Arlington, VA, and as repeated by his son, Robert, after his father died Dec. 18, 2004, shipmate Dick Moore DD-932 has painted a watercolor of the ship USS Hayler DD-997, named after CAPT Hayler's father, VADM Robert W. Hayler, USN.

                                  

The painting was presented to the Hayler family Feb. 7, 2005 following CAPT Hayler's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery. A brass plaque, attached to the painting, reads:

USS HAYLER DD-997 1983-2003

Named in honor of VADM R. W. Hayler, USN

Presented by past USS HAYLER Commanding Officers,

USS JOHN PAUL JONES Association and members

In memory of VADM Hayler, and sons CAPT R.W. Hayler, Jr., USN and CAPT William Hayler, USN

Those JPJ Assoc. members wishing to make a contribution to the cost of the painting please send your check, made out to USS John Paul Jones Association, to:

CAPT John J. McKechnie, SC, USN (Ret.)
Treasurer
USS John Paul Jones Association
540 Alameda Blvd.
Coronado, CA 92118-1617

Thank you for remembering and honoring our beloved shipmate, Bob Hayler, first President of the JPJ Assoc. and first Commanding Officer of the USS John Paul Jones DD-932. He will be very much missed.

Should contributions exceed the cost of the painting, any surplus will be donated to the Capital Hospice in Fairfax, Virginia

 

CO’s Column

USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53)

28 March 2005

Shipmates,

After a very long six weeks, we are finally pierside where we are going through an availability period, coupled with our pre-overseas movement prior to deployment.  Every step of the way, the crew has performed above all expectations and is ready to relax and unwind with family and friends prior to departing on our six-month deployment.

We pulled in late last week after completing Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) with the NIMITZ STRIKE GROUP.  Although we will not deploy with them, it was our one chance to conduct advanced phase training and provide us with the necessary certifications to make us ready for deployment.  At the beginning of the exercise I told the crew that our goal was to make the strike group wish we were deploying with them, and I think we accomplished our goal.  As this was the first time we have operated with the strike group and did not have the opportunity to conduct intermediate phase training with them, the operators put in many long hours to demonstrate seamless integration with the strike group--whether performing our critical roles in Undersea Warfare, Strike Warfare or Air Defense the crew was hitting on all cylinders and they received rave reviews.

Prior to JTFEX we had the opportunity to conduct a three-day port visit in Acapulco, Mexico.  Escaping the rainy season in Southern California, the weather was beautiful – clear skies and temperatures in the 90’s throughout the visit.   This was the first foreign port we called on since returning from our last deployment and the crew had a great time.  While there, we had an opportunity to meet with two Mexican Navy Vice Admirals who served as zone and region commanders as well as host a brunch and tour for the consulate, Senior Mexican Navy Officers as well as local government officials

In my last update I mentioned that we were about to undergo a twelve-week maintenance availability.  That availability was completed and it proved to be highly successful.  Some of the major work accomplished included the installation of Super High Frequency (SHF) satellite communications capability as well as a revolutionary software upgrade to our AEGIS combat suite.  We completed all the requisite operation and verification testing and are ready for our upcoming deployment.

Although I cannot discuss deployment dates, nor proposed port visits, the crew is very excited about the prospects of this deployment.  I look forward to telling you about the exercises and port visits as they occur through future newsletter updates.

Thanks for all your support and keep us in your thoughts.

Andy Cully
Commanding Officer, USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53)

Seabag

●   Veterans’ History Project

 The Veterans History Project collects and preserves the extraordinary wartime stories of ordinary people.

       Vivid as if they happened yesterday, these heartfelt accounts make us laugh, cry and remember. The stories are not a formal history of war, but a treasure trove of individual feeling and personal recollections. Through stories, we can form a personal connection with the storyteller and begin to truly know and understand the human experience.

        Our primary focus is on first-hand accounts of U.S. Veterans from the following 20th Century wars:  World War I (1914-1920); World War II (1939-1946); Korean War (1950-1955); Vietnam War (1961-1975); Persian Gulf War (1990-1995); Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts (2001- present).

         In addition, those U.S. citizen civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts (such as war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers, etc.) are also invited to share their valuable stories.

         The Project greatly values and appreciates veterans' stories from additional combat arenas, and those received will be processed as resources allow.

          The Veterans History Project relies on volunteers to interview, record, compile and donate materials. All are encouraged to participate: veterans, civilians, adults, young people, men, women, scholars, students, amateurs, and experts. In turn, participants can rely on the Library of Congress to preserve, catalog, and share these collections now and in the future.

The Veterans History Project is made possible by the generous support of the United States Congress, AARP (Founding Corporate Sponsor) and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust.

Veterans History Project
Phone:(202) 707-4916
Message Line:1-888-371-5848
FAX:(202) 252-2046
Email:vohp@loc.gov
Mail inquiries or materials to:
The Veterans History Project
American Folklife Center
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE
Washington DC 20540-4615

Due to the anthrax scare of October 2001, the Library of Congress continues to have delays receiving mail. To avoid these delays, please use FEDEX, UPS, or other commercial services to send your interviews.

●   USS Forrest Sherman DD-931 Foundation -

      News of our sister ship:

  • USS Forrest Sherman DDG-98, an Arleigh Burke class ship, was christened in October 2004 in Pascagoula, Miss., and will join the fleet early 2006.
  • The application submitted by the USS Forrest Sherman Foundation to the Ship Donation Section of NAVSEA has been approved for the foundation to restore and re-locate the ship to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor where it will become a museum and tourist attraction.
  • When the project is completed, four (4) ships of the Forrest Sherman class will be on public display:

USS Barry (DD-933), Navy Yard, Washington, DC

USS Edson (DD-946)USS Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, New York City,

USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931), Baltimore, Maryland

USS Turner Joy (DD-951), Bremerton, Washington

 

Good & Humorous Thoughts

●  Old USMC Math …. Semper Fi!!!

The Korean War, in which the Marine Corps fought and won some of its most brutal battles, was not without its gallows humor.

     During one such conflict a ROK (Republic of Korea) commander, whose unit was fighting along with the Marines, called legendary Marine Genl. Chesty Puller to report a major Chinese attack in his sector.  

    "How many Chinese are attacking you?" asked Puller.

     "Many, many Chinese!" replied the excited Korean officer.

       Puller asked for another count and got the same answer "Many, many Chinese!"

      "X*# dammit!" swore Puller, "Put my Marine liaison officer on the  radio."

       In a minute, an American voice came over the air: "Yes, sir?"

       "Lieutenant," growled Chesty, "exactly how many Chinese you got up there?"

       "Colonel, we got a whole shitload of Chinese up here!

       "Thank God," exclaimed Puller, "at least there's someone up there who knows how to count!"

DUES PAYERS – YOU ARE GOOD UNTIL February 2006

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Agnew

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Agnew

Kenneth M.

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Gerald D.

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Garry D.

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Artzer

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Badger

Ron

Ball

Dave

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Barresi

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Jack

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Chuck

Davis

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De Luca

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Doug

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Ray

Dodson

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Douglas

James G

Duggan

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Bernard

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Good

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 Charles

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Loeffelholz

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Lynch

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Walter J.

Malone

Walter G.

Malzahn, USN (RET)

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Frank

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Joel

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 Chuck

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2006 - SAN DIEGO REUNION REGISTRATION AND NAME BADGE INFO

First Name or Nickname   ______________________ Last Name _______________________________

Spouse First Name   ________________Last Name _______________________________

Street Address  _____________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip    ____________________________________________________________

Work Phone   __________________________________________

Home Phone   __________________________________________

E-mail            __________________________________________

 **Your name badge name if different: __________________________________

 **YEARS served?   DD230 ___________, DD932  _________, DDG32 __________, DDG53 __________.

 **What was / is your rank / rate - rating on JPJ?   ________________

Additional Information:

  • Have you made TOWN & COUNTRY RESORT Reservations? 1-800-772-8527 _________

RATE: $109 per night single or double occupancy. MENTION USS JOHN PAUL JONES REUNIONParking – discounted to $2.00 per day.

  • Sunday Banquet  - make selections:

        ______ROASTER NEW YORK STRIP w/Bordelaise

        ______HERB CRUSTED HALIBUT                      

        ______VEGETARIAN (chefs Choice)                     

        Dinners include Salad, fresh rolls, Dessert & Coffee, Decaf & Tea

MAIL REUNION FEE $136 PER/PERSON TO:

USS JOHN PAUL JONES ASSN
c/o J. McKECHNIE
540 ALAMEDA BL
CORONADO, CA 92118

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10TH REUNION USS JOHN PAUL JONES ASSOCIATION

          (DD230, DD932, DDG32 & DDG53)

Location: TOWN & COUNTRY RESORT – 500 Hotel Circle North, (Mission Valley)

San Diego, CA 92108.  Reservations - Call 1-800-772-8527.  Ask for Royal Palm Towers rooms in the name of JOHN PAUL JONES ASSO.

Resort Room Rate: $109.00 per night single or dbl.  Parking  $2.00 PER DAY.

Reunion Asso.registration fee: $136.00 per person - payable to the Asso.

Hotel Web site   WWW.TOWNCOUNTRY.COM

JPJ Assn web site: http://www.ussjohnpauljones.org/Reunion_2006.htm

 

CHECK-IN  - Thursday February 16, 2006, CHECK-OUT Monday February 20, 2006

 

SCHEDULE:

  • Thursday – Check in. Hospitality Suite open – Lanai Suite in ROYAL PALM TOWER.
  • Friday- POSSIBLE DDG53 tour/cruise – schedule permitting.
  • Saturday - 9 to 12 – Brunch and annual Business meeting.
  • SundayEvening - Banquet at the TOP of the REGENCY TOWER.
  • Saturday AND Sunday – On your own - You will have one all day tour on OLD TOWN TROLLEY (http://shophta.com/acb/stores/15/product1.asp?SID=15&Product_ID=12

And a tour of San Diego Maritime Museum /STAR OF INDIA and MORE http://www.sdmaritime.com/ContentPage.asp?ContentID=9 .

  • Monday – checkout

CONTACT SAN DIEGO VISITORS BUREAU FOR MORE INFO - For visitor information:
Phone (619) 236-1212, E-mail sdinfo@sandiego.org,
http://www.sandiego.org/publications2002