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- Audio Stories from our shipmates video-taped by the Center for Western Studies made possible by a grant from the
South dakota Humanities Council and gift from Dr. Daryl Feguson

-Camden County USS South Dakota Exhibit a Success

Updated 08/08/13

WELCOME TO OUR CURRENT EVENTS PAGE
 

We will try to keep you informed on events and issues
of interest pertaining to battleships and the U.S.S. South Dakota
  

Support Our Troops  

Plan to join us for the 2014 Mini Reunion in Mobile, Alabama. Plans are underway to visit the USS Alabama
during our mini reunion
this spring. More details will be posted as they become available.


Mesothelioma and The Navy
http://www.asbestos.com/navy/battleships/uss-south-dakota-bb-57.php
A leading resource for veterans and families affected by asbestos exposure. As you may know, countless navy veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses resulting from exposure to asbestos on ships. This material was used because of its fire resistant properties, but is now recognized as a very dangerous substance. We are very proud of our massive navy-specific section, which can be seen at Mesothelioma and The Navy, as well as our information on symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for those who have been affected. We also offer assistance to veterans -free of cost- who are applying for VA benefits. We have a knowledgeable, 20 year veteran on staff who will walk them through the claims process to get them the benefits they are seeking.
Another link for more on this subject is http://www.mesotheliomaprognosis.org


Now you can download the book "OLD NAMELESS" An Epic of a U.S. Battlewagon by Sidney Shalett
Click on the link and you can download this book in it's entirety.


HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE USS SOUTH DAKOTA MEMORIAL?

Now you can visit without leaving home. The Battleship Memorial Foundation now has a web site that lets you take a virtual tour
of the memorial. We are very excited about this web site and happy to be able to now share several of the oral histories the crew have submitted over the years. The 2nd generation urges you to take a few minutes and visit www.usssouthdakota.com
We promise you won't be disappointed.
Our deepest appreciation to Rick Lingberg for an excellent job and his dedication to this project.


USS SOUTH DAKOTA 2013 CREW MEMBERDIRECTORY

The 2013 Crewmember Directory is now available. We ask that you please send $5.00 to cover the cost of shipping. 
If you would like a copy, contact Cathy Verschelden, 465 Glendale Rd. Buffalo Grove, IL. 60089 or through e-mail at, ussdakota@aol.com

(Note: In order to keep this roster current, please send any change of address or email address changes to: ussdakota@aol.com)

USS SOUTH DAKOTA COFFEE MUGS, T-Shirts

If you are interested in items at the memorial, please let us know. Send your requests by email to:  ussdakota@aol.com or write to USS South Dakota News Editor.

 

        Click on the Reunions link below for reunion update.