Senator Mulroe presents legislation to designate a bridge in Corporal Bollman's honorIn honor of his service and sacrifice, the Illinois General Assembly has designated the bridge on Illinois Route 19 that runs over the Des Plaines River as the Corporal Donald W. Bollman Bridge. Senator John G. Mulroe introduced the legislation to honor Corporal Bollman’s memory.

Corporal Bollman was a lifelong resident of Norridge. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1965. He served as a Marine Guard in California before beginning a tour in South Vietnam where he served with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, India Company.

Corporal Bollman was killed in action on March 1, 1967 when his company came under heavy attack from a North Vietnamese Army battalion. He was 23 at the time of his death. Corporal Bollman received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star with a V for Valor for his heroic actions.

“It is important to remember the sacrifices of our servicemen and women who have given their lives in defense of our country,” Mulroe said. “It was a privilege to carry this legislation to honor Corporal Donald W. Bollman, a lifelong resident of Norridge, for his heroic actions in the Vietnam War.”

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