Van Valkenburg

The Crescent-News went along with Duane Van Valkenburg, Defiance, recently when he visited the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, Calif. Van Valkenburg was attending the reunion of three sister ships — the USS Midway, USS Coral Sea and USS Roosevelt which took place May 6-9. There were 530 people at the reunion banquet including two plank owners, which means they were the first aboard the ship when built. One was 99 and the other 102 years old. Van Valkenburg was on the USS Midway in 1952.

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