American Flags and South Dakota Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, January 3rd in honor of Representative Burdette Solum.
According to the office of the governor:
Solum served nine years in the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing his native Watertown. After serving a single term from 1991-1992, Solum returned to the House to fill a vacancy in 1998, serving until 2004. Solum was a 21-year veteran of the South Dakota National Guard, and his unit was activated during the Korean War. He was also the father of current Rep. Roger Solum, also of Watertown.