Our USS North Dakota Committee was pleased to host a party for the crew and their families and friends on Saturday evening at the Foxwood Hotel and Casino. The Fargo VFW Post No. 762 Color Guard started the evening off with the presentation of colors.
The Bismarck Mandan Elks Chorus sang the Star Spangled Banner as the USSND Chairman looked on.
The boat’s Chief Engineer Lieutenant Commander Mike Siedsma re-enlisted two members of the crew.
Rear Admiral Stuart Munsch of Oakes, North Dakota, and Commander of the boats deployed to the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean, gave remarks for the crew and their families.
Representatives of American Legion Post No. 290 of New Town, North Dakota, presented the boat with crossed six shooters.
The crew posed for a group photos with the New Town Legionnaires.
Christine Gordon enjoys a moment with her husband Captain Doug Gordon.