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Sites & Attractions USS Scorpion Historical Marker Walnut Street & Riverside Drive Presented by U.S. Submarine Veterans WWII South Dakota Chapter, this historical marker is located near the Missouri River on the west side of the Meridian Bridge. Scorpion was launched on July 20, 1942 and their first patrol was a hunting and mining mission near Honshu, Japan in April 1943. Scorpion went on three patrols that earned her a battle star. She was involved with a series of torpedo attacks and gun battles. On Jan. 5, 1944, Scorpion rendezvoused with Herring to transfer an injured man, but heavy seas prevented a safe transfer. Scorpion and 77 courageous crewmen were never seen again. 30 – Yankton, South Dakota Veterans Memorial 321 W. 3rd Street This memorial is dedicated to all veterans, past, present and future, whose sacrifices continue to protect our freedom. The red, white and blue memorial was designed by Luken Memorials to be up-lifting and reaching to the stars with the bronze eagle taking flight. The wording on the west side “All Gave Some, Some Gave All” refers to the sacrifices of our current and past veterans. The five granite pedestals display lasered scenes particular to each branch of the military. The main feature memorial contains three different colors of granite Rubin Red - India, Sierra White - United States and Blue Pearl - Norway.