Mark your calendar:

2018 reunion will be in San Diego, CA, September 30 – October 4.

2018 San Diego Registration Form

Ahoy shipmates.

We are now into September and the Labor Day holiday has just finished up.  Our weather here in northwest Ohio is not cooling down yet.  We are still into the high 80s to lower 90s.  We have 29 shipmates and 31 guests registered for the reunion as of right now.  I believe there are a couple more that might be coming for part of the reunion.  I have been guaranteed great weather in San Diego by the hotel for the reunion.  My wife and I are looking forward to the reunion as always.  We love to see old friends and meet new ones.  We also get to see more areas of this great country.  We are starting our trip a little early to visit some friends and family in the Tuscan area before heading to San Diego.  After the reunion we are going by the Grand Canyon to do some sight seeing there.  (That is another of my bucket list items).  As I said, we love to see all the different areas of the USA and going to the reunions gives us a great way to do it.  See you in San Diego.

This year’s host hotel is the Best Western Seven Seas, 411 Hotel Circle South, San Diego.  The room rate is $75. a night.  The rate is good for 2 days before and after the reunion.  Just mention you are with the Goldsborough to get our rate.  Reserve your room by September 1st to receive our special rate.  Unfortunately, breakfast is not included, but there is a restaurant at the hotel.  The hotel does not have a shuttle.  Taxis will cost approximately $20 from the airport to the hotel.

The Fashion Valley Mall is about 1 mile away from the hotel and has many restaurants including True Food, Cheesecake Factory and PF Changs. You can also access the Fashion Valley Transit Center Trolley stop which can take guests to Old Town or Downtown.  A day pass is about $5.00.  Balboa Park is always a great option to walk around with many museums and the San Diego Zoo.  The Old Town Trolley Tours (different from the transit Trolley) picks up around the corner from our hotel and gives guests a tour of San Diego and allows them to hop on and hop off at any stop throughout the day.  Many guests love this option to take around the city and stop on Coronado Island for lunch.  Tickets can be purchased on their website.  www.trolleytours.com.  They are under $40.

The tentative POD is:

Sunday, September 30th:  Registration in Hospitality Room. Snacks and sea stories

Monday, October 1st:  Depart hotel 9:30 am – Memorial Service at Mount Soledad.  Lunch at Old Town.  Arrive back to hotel around 3:00 pm

Tuesday, October 2nd:  Depart hotel 9:30 am – Tour USS Midway.  2 Hour Harbor Excursion w/box lunch.  Arrive back to hotel around 3:30 pm

Wednesday, October 3rd:  Free day

Thursday, October 4th:  U.S.S. Goldsborough Association Annual Meeting commences at 9:00 am.  Meeting usually lasts 1.5 hours.  Discussions of old business, new business, etc.  Evening banquet at approximately 6:00 pm followed by auction.  Remember to bring items from your home state for the auction on Thursday evening.

Friday, October 5th:  Farewell.

Please fill out registration form at the top of this page and return to William Biller to get your registration in.  You must make your hotel reservations directly with the hotel.  Please mention the Goldsborough to get our room rates and make sure the Association gets credit for your room.

Shipmates that have registered for the reunion follows:

Shipmate Guest
Bill Biller  Pat Biller  Norm Fry Sandy Crum
Gary Buxengard  Jan Lee Buxengard
Chip Chapin  Sue Chapin
Mike Christensen  Belinda Christensen
Malcolm Crosland  Linda Crosland
Mike Crumpton  Jane Crumpton
Refugio DeLa Rosa  Josephine DeLa Rosa
Bob Franklin  Jean Franklin
Heriberto Garza
Jim Haag  Tony Haag Sue Haag Chris Desroches Robin Desroches
James Lane  Ramona Lane
Richard Lindsay  Tana Lindsay Susan Lindsay Taylor Lindsay Christopher Greene
Jim Long
Dee Maguire  Mike Maguire
Curtis Maki  Merrilee Maki
Bob Moloney
Roy Satterstrom  Christine Satterstrom
Paul Schepers  Staci Schepers
Bill Schmitt Marillyn O’Barr
Bruce Smith
Glen Sparrow
Dennis Steadman  Brende Hofer
Pat Taylor  Connie Taylor
Doug Tesdal  Jill Tesdal
Everett Truman  Chris Truman
Jim Vallin  Debbie Vallin
James Villasenor
Pete Villasenor
Dan Vliek  Susan Vliek
Max Vonderhorst
Tom Weaver  Wanda Weaver  Kimberly Weaver
Parker Willey  Sue Willey
Louis ‘Jerry’ Woolums


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Bill Biller HT2  77-81




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