Tabor Honors Local Vietnam Pilot

Tabor Honors Local Vietnam Pilot

Fifty-four years later to the day he died in combat during the Vietnam War, the community of Tabor honored a man who paid the ultimate sacrifice with a bridge naming ceremony.

Friends, family, and those who knew Charles “Chuck” Lane Jr. gathered at the American Legion in Tabor Monday afternoon to share stories of a man who went to war and never came back.

Mr. Lane’s daughter, who was just eighteen months old when he was killed in Vietnam, came from California for the bridge naming ceremony. Julie Dinger says her father made a lasting impact on the community of Tabor…

Dinger adds that she has spent a lot of time as an adult finding people who knew her father…

The James River bridge on Highway 81 north of Yankton is now officially the Captain Charles Lane Memorial Bridge.