A bridge in Dighton will be named after John Van Gyzen IV, who was killed in Iraq on July 5, 2004.

Bridge to honor a fallen Marine

Mother says he didn't want to be forgotten

By Kathleen Burge
Globe Staff / January 11, 2006

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He died a few weeks after turning 21, just after care packages jammed with DVDs and cigarettes and the crayon-scrawled birthday cards of an entire first-grade class from Taunton had found their way to him halfway around the world in Iraq. John Van Gyzen IV had been traveling with a truckload of fellow Marines July 5, 2004, when they were ... (Full article: 674 words)

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