Raynham: Bridge named in honor of fallen soldier

A local tribute to a Raynham native posthumously given the Medal of Honor took place Sunday afternoon.

A bridge was dedicated to Sergeant First Class Jared C. Monti.

Monti, a member of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, was killed in Afghanistan while trying to rescue another soldier.

The bridge that now bears Monti’s name is located on Route 44 over the Taunton River in Raynham.

Signs with Monti’s name were already at the bridge, but were covered pending the ceremony.

The span has special meaning to his father, Paul Monti, who said the two of them used to fish off the bridge.

State Sen. Marc Pacheco of Taunton, and former state Rep. David Flynn of Bridgewater sponsored the bill to get the bridge named for Monti.

Other honors in Monti’s name include a sign post at Raynham’s four corners intersection and the dedication of the function room of the American Legion Hall on Mill St.

About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.