The Second Generation of the USS South Dakota




In an effort to reduce mailing costs, we will now be uploading the
2nd Generation Newsletter to all members of the 2nd Generation who have email addresses.

In order to open and view the file, you will need the current version of Acrobat Reader.

New Book receives rave review!

Neptunes Inferno, US Navy at Guadalcanal
James D. Hornfischer

This book was read and reviewed by Howard Price of Boynton, FL. He says "Once you start reading it, you won't put it down".
The book touches on the engagements, Iron Bottom Sound, and Henderson Field.

USS South Dakota Memorial Web Site

The Memorial Foundation now has a web site that includes a VIRTUAL TOUR of Memorial Park. See all the artifacts from both the outside and the inside of the build. Listen as Tom Brokow narrates the hostory of the USS South Dakota Battleship. Personal stories are also included from the men who served aboard her.

To visit and tour the memorial just follow this link.

To view the April 2015 issue of the 2nd Generation newsletter, click here.

If your Dad or Granddad should relocate, please be sure to let us know so that their address can be updated in the roster. We don't want any shipmate to loose out on receiving their newsletter.
If your loved one has passed away, we also want to know about it. It's important to us to have all current information regarding the crew in an effort to keep our records up to date.


We have recently added 6 more photos of the crew bringing the total to 382 photos.
If you have not yet viewed our Photo Page of the crewmembers, please take a moment and use the link provided. We would like to gather as many photos as we can of these brave men. If you have a picture of your dad, or grandfather and would like to display it as a tribute to him, please send scanned photo to If you do not have access to a scanner, send photo to USS South Dakota Newsletter Editor at 465 Glendale Rd. Buffalo Grove, IL 60089. We will scan for you and return promptly to you.