Below is a list of those shipmates that who although are no longer here with us in body, they are forever with us in spirit, forever with us as shipmates. Every effort will be made to keep this list current, if you know of any shipmate that needs to be added please let me know. dbrantly@nc.rr.com


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SN Pino Detail Information   Only Towers shipmate known to have died as a result of injuries sustained onboard the USS Towers.
GMCS Gordon (Gus) Uhler Epitaph by GMGC Thomas L. Weaver   GMCS Uhler died as a result of injuries sustained onboard the USS Stoddert (DDG-22), within 2 months of retirement, off the coast of Vietnam in 1972.
LCDR John Deaton More info from JJ Dodd, and a poem written by John Deaton's wife Faye   Plank Owner Fire Control Officer, commenced his navy career as a seaman aboard a destroyer in the Yangtze River. Even when he retired as a LCDR he didn't shed his uniform; he taught JROTC in Morristown TN until he was 65. Died 10/17/02 of kidney failure, but this was just the last of several ailments that he fought valiantly just like he lived life.