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" A Special letter from Micky Stanfield to the men of the Davidson"
In Memory of Captain Henry Stanfield
Captain Henry Stanfield passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2003. A man of many accomplishments he was the first captain of the USS DAVIDSON DE-1045 and a plankowner. He was also a great leader of men who was admired and respected by the many officers and men who were privileged to serve under him during his time in command of the Davidson. Henry gave many years of service to our country and he was a WWII, Korea and Viet Nam Veteran rising from the rank of seaman apprentice to Captain, and then after retirement from the Navy became an attorney.
Always faithful to his crew even to his last days Henry was very active in the USS DAVIDSON Reunion Association and much of the success that we have enjoyed in reuniting shipmates is due to his efforts and contributions.
He will be missed by all of us who knew him and he will always be in our memories of our time we all shared on the Davidson. He was a special man who commanded a special ship manned by special officers and men. He made it that way. We wish to extend our sympathy and prayers to his wife Micky and Henry's family. You can be proud of him, as very few men that we meet in life measure up to Captain Henry Stanfield. Services for the Captain will be conducted on Saturday August 15, 2003 off St. Port Lucie, Florida where he will return to the sea he loved. If you would like you may mail your thoughts and condolences to his wife Micky at 1445 SE Kentallon Lane, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952.
Captain, we wish you fair winds and following seas till
we meet up with you once again.
In Memory From your officers and crew