Stories from the USS South Dakota

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Just wanted to pass the news of the passing of Lonnie Roberts, USMC, BB57 Ship's Cook. Lonnie passed away on Saturday, Dec. 13th. His wife Merle, called on Sunday to let me know that his passing was peaceful. His daughters and son were with him.

Lonnie will be truly missed. He shared many of his photos with newly found crew members and chatted with family members of shipmates he knew aboard ship. Lonnie attended his first reunion in Sioux Falls in 1998 and made many of the mini reunions thereafter.

Cathy Verschelden
USS South Dakota Battleship
2nd Generation Group
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