The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a State Bridge Dedication Ceremony today (May 31, 2023) to honor U.S. Army Corporal Kenneth L. DeGroot.
The ceremony will be at 1:00 p.m. (CT) at the CC Bar and Grill in Volga (121 Kasan Avenue).
The eastbound Big Sioux River Bridge on US HWY 14 will be dedicated to CPL DeGroot.
DeGroot, was a member of the 77th Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Calvary Division and was killed in action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on September 7, 1951.
“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…