USS Downes 1070



HAPPY 2023!!!!!!

We are starting to receive that USS DOWNES Muster Rolls from the archives that we ordered, and have gone through 1971-1973. Giving us the exacted names of the gentleman aboard the ship and the ranks. So exciting to have that information!

*contact us for a list of your shipmates name collect so far*

Get in on the  USS Downes Membership - only $30 a year or $230 for a lifetime membership!

With includes..
A quarterly newsletter
Drawing for the Shipmate of the Quarter
A yearly custom dog tag
The newly located shipmates
The shipmates that have passed and much more

**THE BOARD HAS THE DISCRECTION TO DENY OR CANCEL A MEMBERSHIP AT ANY GIVEN TIME or FOR ANY REASON**



               WE WILL CONTUNE TO ASK FOR DONATIONS FOR THE SILENT AUCTION!!! 
           PLEASE nothing is too small – We can’t run a Reunion with just one person
                        it takes a SHIP – everyone’s help is greatly appreciated!!

Our mission is to list and FIND every guy that stepped foot on the Downes. It is a task that most of you know that we do with passion and heart. BUT we can't do it with out your help. Please contact us with any and all information. With EVERYONES efforts we can say with PRIDE at over 1000 USS Downes Shipmates have been accounted for!!

We also are big advocates for the VA and want to STRESS that you get signed up for the VA if you are not!!! DO NOT sign up at the VA hospital. PLEASE get a rep from your local American Legion, VFW  or your local county office. DON’T give in to “You made to much money”.. contact someone else if that happens. IF you have any question on whom you would contact and or need help. PLEASE REACH OUT!! We ARE always a phone call or text away! AND we are not kidding, we are not here just to find shipmates if we any help in get you contacted with someone who get you on the right path, please call or text 320-493-9775 I may be slow, but I do get there! Or damn it – Just text a smile!!

Please also tell us know
  • How we are doing????
  • If you no longer want to be on any USS Downes mailings let me know. You will be posted a DNC- (do not contact) and will be removed from any further mailings.
  • If you have a shipmate’s name that is not on the USS Downes website list, etc.

We are trying our best to keep the USS Downes 1070 Sailing. We do need its shipmates on board to continue going forward.

Share a Smile~ Someone in your life needs it!!


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IT'S GETTING CLOSE

The committee is work with some wonderful folk in the Rhode Island area to assure we have a wonderful 2023 reunion!

Last reunion we honored the Captain of the Downes, this year we are saluting the 3 Downes DD45. DD375 and the DE/FF 1070 as well as recognizing the Plank owners of the1070.


The Next OFFICALLY USS Downes 1070 Reunion
Is Sept 13-18 2023
Crowne Plaza Warwick Rhode Island

Your Reunion Committee is
Mark Carlson Dave & Misti Durst
Duffy & Patricia Greba Gary & Becky Court



Reunion Contact Info:
Gary & Becky Court
C: 320.493.9775
E: 1070ussdownes@gmail.com

PLEASE GET US YOUR INFORMATION SO YOU CAN JOIN US AT THE 2023 REUNION!!!



GOD BLESS – Have a Wonderful week ahead and remember
“I Do it for the Smiles”


  • I continue to look for shipmates and get them reconnected!! That's my #1 goal.

ALSO, A BIG thank you for your support!


IF you are "CASHING IN' your coupon.........
in the last step of payment, it will appear like "add coupon" client will press it and add the coupon code.

We are in the process of getting Christmas cards out in the mail. If you don't get yours please contact us we will double check the reason.


** The Membership IS NOT MANDATORY~ it is to help off set costs.... What do you get....

1. Membership Card
2.Quartly Newsletter - with who has been found and whom as passed
3.A 2023 Member dog tag - USS DOWNES
4. Birthday Card


**THE BOARD HAS THE DISCRECTION TO DENY OR CANCEL A MEMBERSHIP AT ANY GIVEN TIME, FOR ANY REASON**


** Please email in your stories and Pictures of your times on the Downes** Also please contact us with NAMES - lets be the MOST Complete record SHIP in the FLEET!!

God Bless and as always don't forget to share a smile!!!

PLEASE Join us at Facebook Page USS Downes DE/FF 1070


CONTACT US FOR A LIST OF YOUR SHIPMATES NAMES!!







Acasio, Jose BEMCS91-92
Ahnee, Glenn MSA71-73
Aities, StanOS284-85
Anderson, WL ( Wilbur)STC
Antonio, Cesar MMS281-82
Archambeault, ELRMC71-76
Baker, Clifford DDKSN78-80
Banks, JeffRMC89
Blasingame, OLSA71-73
Bogusch, William
79
Booth, KevinHT377-80
Bossart Jr, Edmund B CMDR71-73
Brady, JDMM171-73
Brown, Marty
72
Bryant, Jerry LOSCO84-86
Burke, Mike (Wino) BM375-79
Carpenter, Dave

Cherry, Scott MM886-90
Church,  Roy D (Dan)ET179
Clark, William StephenCMDR84-86
Cody, Bill r HT86
Cottrel, Keith
73-74
Crafton, DM SA71-73
Crafton, Rm FN (EM)71-73
Crawford, JBGMG371-73
Dickinson,FM, Jr (floyd)ICFN 
Dolan, ERFN 
Douglas, Stephen

Dunlap, Ken
82
Dunn, RA (robert)BT271-73
Eacho, VirgilEW176-77
Edinger TimBMSA82
Eichman, KenTM372
Estes, MarkBM172-74
Evans, Rodney Sr

Fanning, Timothy RRDSN 71-73
Felkins, Chuck E SrGMG179
Felterolf, RichGM
Flint, DOSA71-73
Forshey, Charles OMM11990
Freeman, JimPNCS76-79
Gains, Edward
78-80
Girdley, RFTM371-73
Gore, M GregSHSN79
Grey, William

Hadden, JoeHT283-85
Hatten, Earl RSH171-73
Heldenbrand, TDEM371-73
Heygood, Chris SrOSC82
Honeycutt, Mike  IC381-83
Hoyle, Ken Rm72
Hubal, Anthony OSC182
Hubbard, Zay L
83-84
Huskins, DDMM171-73
Jabinal, GerryPNC84-85
Johnson, Charlescapt77-79
Johnson, GLENS71-73
Johnston, MichaelBMSN77-19
Jones, BL BarneyEMC71-73
Kelley, John CPO 
Kibler, DaveMMFN74-77
Kiner, JA  ( pappy)FTG171-75
Knupp, JamesBT380-83
Leaks, Lonnie

Levita, Leonardo, R Bm190-92
Leyes, GaryMSI90
Lively, Tom "prunie"BTFN73-77
Livita, Leonardo
91-92
Lotzer, PeteOS280-83
Loughrige, George E FTG279
Lovelett, RandyMS282
Lunford, M L FN 
Macbride, William IC82
Maitlen, LK -LawernceSKC71-73
Marchbanks, JimRM380-83
Masiclat, Cezar GPNC91-92
Massie, WSCS371-73
Matthias, GDCSSN  
Mattson, JasonMM389-91
Maykut, LarryBT171-73
Medinger, Gerald LEM191-92
Meletti, Albert
79-80
Menke, JohnBT74-79
Metzger, Tom (Harry)MMC80's
Miller, DLGMMC71-73
Mims, Al - AlvinSM7
Mishoe, AndrewGMM79-82
Moity, RIRDSN71-73
Morell, John

Morrison, BillCPO73
Mullins, Scott

Palmer, David LeeQTM
Palmer, HLENFN71-75
Pine, John Scmdr71-73
Pogue, JDSK171-73
Putman, Hal 73-76
Remley, DarrylYN
Rhode, DaveGMT382
Rice, Vern 91-92
Rios, RubenE574-78
Salato, Leopold BT376-82
Sanders, George RMSN82
Sanders, MauriceFTG174-79
Sanifer, DE SN71-73
Schaffner, GAYN171-73
Sebren, CREMFN71-73
Selvig, Ray LBMC78-82
Shack, Richard

Sheffer, JimSK382-86
Stern, Chris GBT284-88
Stockton, Wiliiam DMMC71-73
Stringer, ElEN171-73
Teachman, ErnestE01
Therrien, Patrick ASM277-81
Thompson, Frank LCWO271-73
Thorpe, CEMM171-73
Trostel, Timothy EdwinAW82
Urfer, DonaldBMSN76-78
Walker, Scottie MM389-92
Whaley, Gene IIIDK174-78
White, Charles O

White, DavidLTJG79
White, Sylvester  C Jr(Butch)BM2016
Whitty, Joe

Wiggins, ChuckOS179
Williams, Franklin D. BMC71-72
Williams, William L 78-79
Yanders, David

Zoppo, Doug

Zwicker TomSTG382

To persevere and honor the Shipmates of the USS Downes DE/FF-1070