The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs will be dedicating a Yankton County bridge in honor of late Air Force Combat Veteran Captain Charles Lane, Jr of Tabor.
The ceremony will be held Monday, August 23, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the Legion Post 183 in Tabor. The South Dakota Highway 81 Bridge north of Yankton over the James River will be dedicated to Captain Lane.
Lane was raised in Tabor and in 1965 enlisted in the United States Air Force to fulfill his dream of being a pilot. Lane was on his 92nd mission when he was shot down and died in combat on August 23rd, 1967.
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.