Highway 52 bridge dedicated for Rosemount soldier killed in Vietnam War

Updated: July 15, 2019 06:41 AM

More than 50 years after he died, a Minnesota soldier received a high honor over the weekend.

The Warrant Officer Dennis Groth Memorial Bridge was dedicated on Highway 52 in Rosemount on Sunday.

Groth was killed fighting in the Vietnam War when his medivac helicopter crashed in 1968.

Family and friends held an emotional dedication ceremony in a nearby church. 

"Sad in a way," 93 year-old Alice Groth said about her late son. "Good, but I mean (it) brings up memories, makes tears come. Driving by and seeing the name, it kind of hurts to when you know who it is."

Groth was only 21 years old when he was killed.

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