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Articles with the Tag: Veterans

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...

‘Post everlasting’ plaque presented ‘Post everlasting’ plaque presented

RONAN — Commander Sharbono was asked if he had any use for an old plaque or it was going to be thrown out. Commander Sharbono took the plaque and refurbished it. He then contacted fellow Legionnaire Lucky Larson about having some plates made with the names of the comrades transferred to “post eve...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Growing up on Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, the sea was always part of Hugh Henderson’s life.  He belonged to the Sea Scouts, which is part of the Boy Scouts organization and includes a navy uniform. In October of 1960, Hugh became a “Kiddy Cruiser” in the Navy at the age of 18 and out at ...

Veteran spotlight: Dwayne Hofschulte Veteran spotlight: Dwayne Hofschulte

(Editor’s note: This series of articles honors our Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) as they share their military service experiences with the community. This 36th article is about Dwayne Hofschulte.) February 19, 1938 Cold War - Germany U.S. Army - Sp 4 NORCOM (Northern Area Command of the U.S. Army...

Mission Valley Elks add new members Mission Valley Elks add new members

News from Mission Valley Elks Mission Valley Elks #1695 welcome seven new members to their organization on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. We are delighted to welcome Susan Cleal, Laurel Torgerson, Cedrick Smith, Daniel Fletcher, Ashley Megahan, Tara Snyder and Mellissa Sneed. These members will join us in our...

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