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SD Bridge to be Dedicated in Honor of LCPL Flying Horse


FOR RELEASE: Thursday, April 22, 2021


For more information, contact: Audry Ricketts at 605-773-8242 or audry.ricketts@state.sd.us (South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs)


PIERRE, S.D. The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting a State Bridge Dedication Ceremony to honor Combat Veteran LCPL Conrad Lee Flying Horse.


The ceremony will be held Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 10:00 am (MT) at the McIntosh School football field (one mile east of McIntosh on HWY 12 and 65 Junction).


The HWY 12 bridge one mile east of McIntosh will be dedicated to LCPL Flying Horse, of McIntosh, who died in combat on August 27, 1970, after suffering wounds received when an explosive went off.  Flying Horse was serving in the Marine Corps in South Vietnam, Quang Nam province.


Naming bridges in honor of our combat veterans who died while serving their country is an initiative of Governor Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Departments of Military, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs.


“Whenever and wherever this nation has called, in times of darkness and danger, as well as in times of peace and prosperity, veterans have been there and have proudly carried the torch of liberty for all to see.” said Greg Whitlock, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs.


“Our fallen heroes are no longer with us, but their memories live on in the hearts of their loved ones and our state,” said Whitlock. “Naming our South Dakota bridges in honor of our fallen will give us an opportunity to remember and respect the men and women who gave their lives in service to this nation.”