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: Thousands Honor Slain Danvers Teacher Colleen Ritzer At Annual 5K In Andover
Now, the Route 44 bridge will forever bear the name of the 30-year-old Raynham native.READ MORE: Allegiant Airplane Blows Out Tire After Rough Landing At Logan
“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: Male In Norwood Shot Multiple Times, Taken By MedFlight To Boston Hospital
The naming of this bridge is especially poignant for Jared’s dad Paul, because the two of them used to fish together from it.