Petty Officer Danny Dietz Memorial Highway

The story of Danny Dietz is one of courage and honor. I have it under the Valhalla heading for any that are interested in learning more about him. I recieved more hate mail for that piece than just about any other story I have ever posted about. I also got more then a few thanking me for getting the word out. Including three from current and former lawmakers.

Colorado stepped up to the plate and hit a home run by dedicating a much traveled road after him.

H/T the Denver Post, even broken clocks are correct twice a day! 😀

Lawmakers choked back tears Friday as they honored a slain naval officer by renaming a stretch of South Santa Fe Drive in his honor.

The road from C-470 to Interstate 25 will be known as Petty Officer Danny Dietz Memorial Highway.

Dietz grew up in Littleton and graduated from Heritage High School.

His family laughed when Sen. Mike Kopp R-Littleton, told how Dietz wanted to be Ninja warrior when he grew up. Instead, he became a Navy SEAL.

Kopp recounted Dietz’s death in 2005 after a gun battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan

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