GALLERY: SGT. William Christensen Bridge Naming Ceremony

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Sharlene Barns, left, and Shirley 'Sam' Clark unveil the new sign for their late uncle U.S. Army Air Force Combat Veteran Sergeant William Christensen during a South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs State Bridge Dedication Ceremony on Monday at American Legion Post 194 in Parkston. Watching Barns and Clark are Lt. Governor Larry Rhoden, center, and SDDVA Secretary Greg Whitlock, right. (Matt Gade / Republic)
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Lt. Governor Larry Rhoden speaks during a South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs State Bridge Dedication Ceremony honoring U.S. Army Air Force Combat Veteran Sergeant William Christensen on Monday at American Legion Post 194 in Parkston. (Matt Gade / Republic)
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The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs dedicated the HWY 44 bridge over the Pony Creek just west of Parkston in honor of U.S. Army Air Force Combat Veteran Sergeant William Christensen on Monday. (Matt Gade / Republic)
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The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs held a State Bridge Dedication Ceremony to honor U.S. Army Air Force Combat Veteran Sergeant William Christensen on Monday at American Legion Post 194 in Parkston. (Matt Gade / Republic)
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Lt. Governor Larry Rhoden presents Sharlene Barns, left, and Shirley 'Sam' Clark with state flags during a South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs State Bridge Dedication Ceremony for their uncle U.S. Army Air Force Combat Veteran Sergeant William Christensen on Monday at American Legion Post 194 in Parkston. (Matt Gade / Republic)
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South Dakota National Guard Staff Sergeant Steven Ehlers speaks during the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs State Bridge Dedication Ceremony honoring U.S. Army Air Force Combat Veteran Sergeant William Christensen on Monday at American Legion Post 194 in Parkston. (Matt Gade / Republic)
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Chaplain Larry Klumb gives the invocation during the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs State Bridge Dedication Ceremony honoring U.S. Army Air Force Combat Veteran Sergeant William Christensen on Monday at American Legion Post 194 in Parkston. (Matt Gade / Republic)
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South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Greg Whitlock speaks during a SDDVA State Bridge Dedication Ceremony honoring U.S. Army Air Force Combat Veteran Sergeant William Christensen on Monday at American Legion Post 194 in Parkston. (Matt Gade / Republic)
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Sharlene Barns, center left, and Shirley 'Sam' Clark speak at the podium during a South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs State Bridge Dedication Ceremony for their uncle U.S. Army Air Force Combat Veteran Sergeant William Christensen on Monday at American Legion Post 194 in Parkston. (Matt Gade / Republic)
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Lt. Governor Larry Rhoden helps Shirley "Sam" Clark, center, and Sharlene Barns to the stage to speak at a South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs State Bridge Dedication Ceremony for their uncle U.S. Army Air Force Combat Veteran Sergeant William Christensen on Monday at American Legion Post 194 in Parkston. (Matt Gade / Republic)
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GALLERY: SGT. William Christensen Bridge Naming Ceremony
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