USS South Dakota - BB57 Planning Reunion 2013
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Group photo of crewmembers and families at 2011 reunion in Sioux Falls. Click on photo to enlarge.
The USS South Dakota 2nd Generation Group is planning a reunion for crewmembers and their families June 27-29 in Sioux Falls. The Best Western Ramkota will again be the headquarters for this year's event. Click here to download registration form and reunion agenda.
Shriver Serves On USS South Dakota
An American Democratic politician and activist, "Sargent", Shriver is best known as part of the Kennedy family, the driving force behind the creation of the Peace Corps, and the Democratic Party's replacement candidate for U.S. vice president in 1972.
Shriver volunteered for the United States Navy in December of 1941. He spent five years in active duty, rising to the rank of lieutenant and served on the Battleship USS-South Dakota beginning in 1942.
Listen to his interview as he recollects the many battles he experienced as a crewman on the South Dakota.
Memorial's Developers Discuss Past, Present & Future of USS South Dakota
Daryl Ferguson, one of the original developers of the USS South Dakota Memorial; Rolly Samp, current Board Member; and Rick Lingberg, Publisher of the USSSouthDakota.com discuss with Jon Michaels of Backyard Broadcasting in Sioux Falls the early history and the current cyber-developments of one of the Country's most decorated warships.
Program orginally aired Veteran's Day week, 2011 on Backyard Broadcasting's seven AM/FM stations.