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Articles with the Tag: Veterans

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

When asked how he came to join the Army, Slim says, “The judge sent me.”  In December of 1962 he was caught with “adult beverages,” but he was not an adult. In January 1963, he had a choice to make, and joining the Army seemed to be the best of the choices the judge gave him. ...

‘Bells of Peace’ to ring Nov. 11

The World War One Centennial Commission – along with the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Cathedral, The American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars – has announced a nationwide bell-tolling on Nov. 11 as a sol...

Ronan Legion, Auxiliary awarded ribbons Ronan Legion, Auxiliary awarded ribbons

RONAN — Ronan American Legion Post No. 138 and Ronan Auxiliary Unit No.138 received 100 percent American Legion Family Ribbons at the District No.4 meeting in Paradise on Sept. 29. The American Legion Family Ribbon is only awarded when two or more Legion families obtain 100 percent membership in the sa...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

There are a lot of different reasons for joining the military. When in high school, Jim Pettit took the opportunity through the 1973 CETA program (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) to work with the Ronan, Montana Police Department. Things weren’t good at home, and deciding he liked law enforce...

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 ...


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