Victory at Sea: USS South Dakota 25th Reunion
On Saturday, July 8th, 2017 surviving crew members and their families and descendants gathered at the USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial in Sioux Falls (2705 W 12th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104) for a moving reunion ceremony. Music was played by the Sioux Falls Municipal Band (Conductor Mr. Christopher Hill). Seven WWII crewmembers from USS South Dakota were present. The ceremony featured Lt Gov Matt Michels as emcee and retired Navy Vice Admiral Lyle Bien as guest speaker.