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.

USS South Dakota Crew Member Reunion - Photo by Robert Mehling - TheSiouxEmpre.com

USS South Dakota Crew Member Reunion – Photo by Robert Mehling – TheSiouxEmpre.com

 

USS South Dakota Crew Member Reunion - Photo by Robert Mehling - TheSiouxEmpre.com

USS South Dakota Crew Member Reunion – Photo by Robert Mehling – TheSiouxEmpre.com

 

USS South Dakota Crew Member Reunion - Photo by Robert Mehling - TheSiouxEmpre.com

USS South Dakota Crew Member Reunion – retired Navy Vice Admiral Lyle Bien – Photo by Robert Mehling – TheSiouxEmpre.com

 

USS South Dakota Crew Member Reunion

USS South Dakota Crew Member Reunion –  Lt Gov Matt Michels – Photo by Robert Mehling – TheSiouxEmpre.com

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