In Memoriam





Fallen Sailors of the USS WS Sims
Charles Plumly Obituary – Ellijay, GA |
JANUARY 15 2015
14 October 1961 to 11 September 2001
Hometown: Carlstadt, New JerseyJoe died at the age of 39 during the terrorist attack on the Pentagon.  Joe enlisted in the Navy at Newark, N.J. on June 24th, 1980 and went through the Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois.  Immediately after boot camp, Joe served as a Boatswain’s Mate aboard the USS William S. Sims (FF 1059) from January 1982 through July 1983. He then served aboard the USS Seattle (AOE 3) from January 1984 through October 1985.Joe requested training as an AW in 1986.  After training he flew as an acoustic sensor operator with Patrol Squadron Eight from December 1986 through June 1991. It was during this tour that Joe was advanced to AW1 on December 16, 1988.After VP-8, Joe headed to the Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia from September 1991 through October 1996. To survive five years as a recruiter says a lot about Joe’s professionalism.  Joe headed back to sea duty, first attending CV-TSC training at Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic in Dam Neck, Virginia from March 1997 through May 1997. From there, he headed to Norfolk, Virginia to serve on the USS George Washington (CVN 73) from May 1997 through February 1999.His last command was working for the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon, beginning in March 1999.  This section of the USS W. S. Sims website is dedicated to his memory.Other links dedicated to AW1 Pycior:PRAYERS FOR PEACE
Other USS W. S. Sims Sailors No Longer With Us.
STG2 Robert “Barney” Muirhead, Altamonte Springs, Florida
STG1 Richard Hanchett, Molokai, Hawaii
STC L. C. Wilson, Houston, Texas
RDSN Robert Janosick, Uniontown, Pennsylvania
EW1 Rodger Wenzel, Pensacola, Florida
GM2 Holmes, n/a
IC2 Mark Staskiewicz, n/a
LT Walter S. Howdyshell, California, Maryland
MM1 Malcolm Johns, n/a
OS2 Mike Mulhall, Fort Ann, New York
FTC Nicholas E. Stepp, n/a
PC3 Joseph Day, Marion, Indiana
STG2 Robert A. Sarich, Houston, Texas
ET2 George Taylor II, n/a
HT2 Anthony Brian Penrod, Indiana
LT Al Rodgers, n/a
BT1 Steve Munford, Maine
BM1 “Big Jim” Hoyt, Wisconsin
STG1 Alvin Baker, Maryland
GMC Gary M. Thomas, West Liberty, Iowa
LTjg Stephen Kyriss, Albuquerque, NM
OS2 Joseph T. Zdunczyk, Shadyside, Ohio 
BMC Johnny R. Flowers, Georgia
ETCM John A. (Jack) Hoolihan, Florida
YNSA Patrick John Moree, Long Branch, NJ
EWC Fred L. Myers, Erwin, TN
SK3 Larry Thorpe, Jamestown, IN
LCDR Terry Bauer, Osborn, MO
STG3 Tom Hamilton, Copely, OH
MCPO Edward Mallard, Neptune Beach, FLA.
BT3 Jeff Shearman, Broomall PA.
BT Rick Drennan,  Surprise, AZ.
David Wellman, NA
BM3 David “MAC” McMillan, Waynesville, NC
LCDR James Boyle, Chicago,Ill

BM3 Robert “Mac” Macaruso, MA
RD2 Clinton Wagner, Salt Lake City  UT
LCDR Frank Yusi


GMTCM Ben Turner, 1976-79,Jacksonville,Fla.