The stretch of Santa Fe Drive between I-25 and C-470 now stands as a memorial to a Littleton native who was killed in 2005 in Afghanistan.
On Aug. 18, that section of road was renamed the “Navy SEAL Danny Dietz Memorial Highway.”
Dietz was killed in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. According to military reports, Dietz, the team’s communications specialist, saved the lives of three of his fellow soldiers that day. Sixteen other SEALs died in the battle, the single worst day for American fatalities in the war in Afghanistan.