Mina bridge honors WWII veteran


Tena Gibson

The sign at the bridge near Mina Lake on Highway 12.

The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs hosted a State Bridge Dedication Ceremony in June to honor U.S. Army Private First Class Cy Kaiser.

The ceremony was held June 22, 2023, at the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Aberdeen.

The US HWY 12 Bridge south of Lake Mina was dedicated to PFC Kaiser.

While serving with the 104th Infantry Division, Kaiser died a hero's death November 21, 1944, when he was killed in action in Germany.

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 Mi...

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