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Articles with the Tag: Veterans

Veteran Spotlight Veteran         Spotlight

As is true for many veterans, Tom Camel is proud to have served in the military, but he hates war. In 1968 he was pretty sure he was going to be drafted so he enlisted in the Army. He didn’t want to go to Vietnam and there was quite an anti-war movement going on in the U.S. at that time.  Tom r...

Scholarships offered by VFW

RONAN — Teachers, parents and students, do you know about the scholarship programs offered by the Veterans of Foreign Wars?   Patriot’s Pen is an essay competition for sixth to eighth grade students. This year the theme to write about is “Why I Honor the American Flag.” The fi...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

When Don Lilley was 16, he figured he didn’t need school, and quit.  When he turned 17, his dad figured it was time Don learned a thing or two and took him to the local draft board.  Shortly thereafter in 1964, Don was in Butte volunteering for three years as a paratrooper and was assigned to...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Jack Fay’s buddies who had gotten their draft notices told him he was on his way to being next. He didn’t want to dig foxholes for the Army and he liked water and ships, so he talked to a Navy recruiter in Missoula. On Sept. 5, 1961 he officially joined the Navy. Boot camp was 12 weeks in San ...

VFW honors local post commander VFW honors local post commander

News from the VFW National Office KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is pleased to announce Ronald Merwin has achieved All-American status as a Post commander.   Merwin, commander of Post 5652 in Ronan, is one of only 198 VFW Post commanders worldwide to earn ...

Tribal Health proposes new policies for travel, controlled substances

ST. IGNATIUS — During Aug. 27 - 30, 2018, Tribal Health will host a series of public hearings and comment opportunities regarding the 1) Medically Related Recipient Travel Program Policy and  2) Controlled Substance Utilization and Dispensing Limitation Policy.   “Currently there is ...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran  Spotlight

When asked if he was in the Army or Navy, Rich says, “Yes, and the Air Force, too.  I wasn’t a ‘lifer’ but I put in 20-plus years.” Well, how did all of this happen? Rich was 17 years old, just six months out of high school in Illinois. He figured he would get drafted. H...

Local groups team up to honor veterans

News from VFW Post 5652 RONAN – The weeks before Memorial Day members of VFW Post 5652 and AL Post 138 power washed, painted and drilled crosses that needed maintenance before using them at the cemetery. On May 23, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ronan Ward, and others ...

Ronan VFW honors teachers, students

News from VFW Post 5652 Recent activity of the Local VFW Post 5652 and the Auxiliary includes presentations and congratulations to the following outstanding individuals. – “Outstanding Teacher” award to Shelia Hoback, first grade teacher at K. William Harvey Elementary – &l...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran  Spotlight

Five California guys were walking home one day from high school. It was 1962. “Hey, let’s stop at that recruiter’s office over there,” one guy suggested. So they did, and of the five, one enlisted - Bob. He was only 17 so his mom had to sign for him, and he had to make some promises t...


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