Karen Dunham, a Sioux Falls realtor, has been involved with the USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial since the late '60s and has been involved with every reunion. Capt. Diane Diekman (U.S. Navy-ret.) is on the Memorial's Board of Directors and discusses its history from a Navy perspective and addresses some of the recent "touch-ups" done by Hartford resident and Navy veteran Robert Ruf. Most warships are built for an active career of 20 or 30 years. The USS South Dakota was in commission less than five.