SCHILLER PARK, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago bridge has been named in honor of a local U.S. Marine who died while serving in the Vietnam War.
A dedication ceremony was held Tuesday for the bridge honoring Corporal Donald W. Bollman. It’s located in Schiller Woods South, where West Irving Park Road crosses the Des Plaines River.
Bollman was a lifelong resident of the nearby community of Norridge. He enlisted in the Marines in 1965 and was killed in action in March 1967 when his battalion came under attack from the North Vietnamese. Bollman was 23.
He received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Two area lawmakers sponsored a resolution this year to dedicate the bridge to Bollman. The Illinois Legislature unanimously approved it in June.