TAUNTON (CBS) – A bridge over the Taunton River was dedicated on Sunday in memory of a fallen hero.
Sgt. Jared Monti received the Medal of Honor after he was killed in action trying to rescue a wounded soldier in Afghanistan.READ MORE: Brookline schools closed Monday, Educators Union plans to strike
Now, the Route 44 bridge will forever bear the name of the 30-year-old Raynham native.READ MORE: Celtics core group makes their statement with series win over Bucks
“Sgt. Monti will never be forgotten for his sacrifice. Every titan holds their head high knowing they are a part of his legacy,” said Capt. Mark Cleveland, who served with Sgt. Monti.MORE NEWS: Grant Williams steps up with career game to lead Celtics to Game 7 win over Bucks
The naming of this bridge is especially poignant for Jared’s dad Paul, because the two of them used to fish together from it.