D E C E MB E R 20 1 3
8214 Tavistock Lakes Blvd
Orlando, FL 32827
Message from the Board
Paul Morrison, President
I hope you are all doing well. It has been some time since our last Reunion so start getting ready
for a great time in Branson, Missouri. Did you all have a excellent Thanksgiving with family and
friends? Did you all eat too much turkey? Now it is time to get ready for Santa coming to your
house to deliver presents or maybe coal, I do not know which as that is up to you. I wish everyone
a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
God Bless to you and your families.
TO ALL KINGSMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES:
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO ALL
Dave Bilby, Sr., Director
Administrative Director Report
Things have been fairly quiet for this last quarter having some ship’s store sales and new or renewal
membership deposits from time to time. Soon, 2014 membership renewals will be going out. Reunion planning is already started and we plan to have the registration forms available on the website in
January. I am already looking forward to our Branson, MO reunion in June.
The ship's store operations continue to be successful under Terry Winter’s direction, the website
maintenance continues to be kept current by Chuck White, and the Database is kept up to date by
As of November 22, 2013, the checking account balance is $3,710, and the savings account balance is $10,520..
Your Administrative Director, Dave Bilby
Terry Winters, Operator
Another year has passed us by and it is almost Christmas Time again. It’s been 40 years since I
last stepped foot on King and sometimes it feels like yesterday.
It has been a very good year for the Ships Store and I hope that we can continue with our sales into
the New Year. We have added the White Shirts for DLG-10 and we have a good selection of merchandise for both DLG-10 and DDG-41. We have our Hats, (Including Plank owner) for both DLG10 and DDG-41). We have the Polo Shirts for both ships (Also including Plank owner). We also
have Challenge Coins, Neck Lanyards and Ships Patches. You can see and ordered Items at the
following link. ( http://www.uss-king.com/store.shtml ).
Remember that the proceeds go toward our reunions and other worth while activities that support
KING Values. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me by E-Mail
at [email protected] or by phone at 360-649-4942.
If you would like these items for Christmas Presents please let me know and I will do everything I can to get them to you in time.
Please have a Safe / Wonderful Holiday season and I hope to see you all in Branson in June.
“One Less Bell to Answer” by Chuck White
"Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way" or was it "For whom the bell tolls" or "One less bell to
answer". Who knows how many ways you can swing a bell and how important a bell is. Even
Johnny Carson and Jack Webb know how to spin a yarn about copper clappers. Seriously though
recently we had an offer from a football coach in Iowa to deliver a ships bell to the reunion in
Branson. He claimed that the bell was embossed
with U.S.S. KING on it. You can imagine what
excitement that brought about with the Board of
Directors. As his story went, someone had bid on
the bell on eBay and won it bid for $1,500. The
boosters club funded the bell. Since then he
became aware that the bell couldn't be owned but
rented from the Navy Historical and Heritage
Command and he signed a document stating that
he would care for it for a period of five years. Two
years ago he moved on to another coaching job
and needed to unload the bell and found our
website. He had contacted Terry Winters and
myself and I emailed him back opening up the
dialog. He said the bell had been stripped down
and polished and mounted to a frame (two
anchors). It was used as a scoring mechanism for
football games. I had asked him if there were any
other markings on the bell besides U.S.S. KING and had asked if he could send a photo. The photo
was a heart sinker, he wrote that it was also inscribed with 1920, which didn't set well with the
Board. 1920 made it to be DD-242, a Clemson class four stack destroyer which served from 1920
through WWII and scrapped in 1946. We were hoping for 1960 which means, ours is still missing.
I wish all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year.
God Bless America
John Fitzsimons, Director
Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays!
The contract for our Branson 2014 reunion, June 19-22, 2014, has been signed with the Grand Plaza Hotel.
My wife and I stopped over for a night on our trip to AZ for thanksgiving. We also tried the prime rib
and it was mouthwatering!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can’t wait to see everyone in June.
GOD BLESS ALL.
We would like to welcome these new members this year to the association:
18 January 2011
20 May 2011
1 August 2011
28 August 2011
8 February 2012
15 February 2012
17 March 2012
1 July 2012
3 NOV 2012
18 February 2013
2 June 2013
27 July 2013
23 JUL 2013
6 SEP 2013
Honored Shipmates we have lost in 2011 to 2013;
Richard Lee Chase Sr
Brian L. McGlaun
Ronald D. Bell
Frank S. Herrick Jr.
Lyndon “Lyn” Clark, Plankowner
David A. Nesbitt, “Plankowner, Past Association
President, Past Editor Of the Buccaneer”
Edwin Lee Baird
Robert M. Tajima
Harry Pate, Plankowner, Past Association President,
Raymond ‘Ray’ Lee Marshall “Plankowner”
William ‘Bill’ D. Schreffler
Wayne W. Bishop
Jonathan Kammen, First Association President
Gerald Cook, Plankowner, Past Association VP
We would like to wish these falling Shipmates fair winds and following seas.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the next reunion in Branson, Mo.
USS KING DLG-10 / DDG-41 ASSOCIATION
Application for Membership & Renewal
[BE SURE TO CHECK EACH APPROPRIATE BOX AND FILL IN FORM COMPLETELY]
Please print this blank form & fill it out manually. Form and payment must be mailed.
No Electronic transmission available at this time.
TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP:
[All personnel, Officer and Enlisted, who served on board the USS King DLG-10 / DDG-41.
Those who are in good standing may participate in and vote at any Association Member’s Meeting(s).]
[Those persons, not qualifying as Regular Members, who have a strong interest in the USS King DLG-10 / DDG-41
Association. Associate Members, in good standing, may participate in Association Meetings, but may not vote.]
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