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Articles with the Tag: Veterans

CSKT veterans program announces new vehicle, staff

News from CSKT Tribal Health Veterans Affairs  ST. IGNATIUS – The CSKT Tribal Health Veterans Affairs program received a 2019 Ford Explorer as part of a grant through the Wounded Warriors Family Support organization in early March. The Wounded Warriors Family Support organization is an ind...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran         Spotlight

In 1967, Allen Corneliusen left home to go to Butte, Montana, which is where he ended up enlisting in the Army for three years. He called home and told his parents what he had done.   As he recalls, he went by train to Fort Lewis, Washington, where he attended about six weeks of basic training. He&rs...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

What could a young man do between his junior and senior years in high school? In Russ’s case, he talked his parents into signing permission for him to join the National Guard. They were not horribly thrilled, but joining the military was all he ever wanted to do, so they agreed. Russ told the recruiter...

Semper Hive Semper Hive

A bee and a veteran have more in common than one may think. They both answer to a leader and are focused on achieving a mission. These similarities are at the heart of Plan Bee, a local veterans' program spearheaded by Marine veteran Chuck Lewis.  Plan Bee uses beekeeping to help military veterans li...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran  Spotlight

After graduating from high school in Oklahoma, Charles “Chuck” Whitson went to college on a basketball scholarship. But at that time, lots of guys were being drafted. Joining the military seemed like the thing to do. So on Jan. 15, 1953, he enlisted in the Army for three years. Chuck got his f...

Ronan veteran honored with congressional award Ronan veteran honored with congressional award

Recognizing veterans is a way to remind people that the United States wouldn’t be the same without them. “It’s such a great day to have so many folks turn out to honor Ron for his service to both country and community,” Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte told an almost standing-room-...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Joseph comes from a military family with members serving in WWI and WWII.  It was expected that he would join, and he did. In 1963, Joseph enlisted in the Army and went to Fort Ord, California, for basic training. He was there as a private for about three hours and decided it wasn’t for him. So, h...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

In August 1966, HJ Pieper was told by the post mistress in Polson, who was on the draft board, that his name was on the draft list. Because it looked like he would be drafted into the infantry — and he didn’t want to be — instead he enlisted and let the Army make a mechanic out of him. P...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Charleen enlisted in the Army on February 12, 1980, in the “delayed entry program” and chose military intelligence as her field.  She actually reported on March 23, 1980, and received credit for that pre-duty time period as a benefit. During her 10 weeks of basic training at Fort Leonard ...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

When Phillip joined the Army in April 1971, he became the eighth generation of his family to serve in the military, dating all the way back to the Revolutionary War.  He knew if a young man wanted to go to college, there were three options: have his parents pay his way (not an option for Phillip’s...


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