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Battleship memorial gets facelift before reunion

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SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A Sioux Falls man is leading an effort to spruce up the USS South Dakota battleship memorial in time for a reunion of Navy veterans at the end of June.

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Robert Ruf is recruiting several businesses to help him sandblast, power wash and repaint the concrete and steel monument before the biennial event, which once drew up to 200 veterans.

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