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Jul 2, 2021

Tester, Daines, Rosendale Lead Bicameral Letter to President Biden in Support of State Funeral for Last Surviving WWII Medal of Honor Recipient

“We are determined to honor all these patriots from that generation, who stepped up and showed great courage and valor during the war”

Ahead of Independence Day, U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines, along with Congressman Matt Rosendale, are urging President Joe Biden to designate a state funeral in honor of the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II (WWII), and to recognize millions of Americans for their service and sacrifice during the war.

"The ‘Greatest Generation' represents the character and strength of Montana and the United States of America," the delegation wrote. "Montana's very own Captain William W. Galt, U.S. Army, was awarded the Medal of Honor during WWII for gallantry, risking his life, while serving with the 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division. Unfortunately, Captain Galt, along with Montana's other Medal of Honor recipients, have long since passed away-leaving just memories of their acts of heroism and opportunities to honor their service. We are determined to honor all these patriots from that generation, who stepped up and showed great courage and valor during the war."

They continued, "These ceremonies offer our nation the opportunity to pause and reflect on the service of not only the individual, but also those who served alongside them. Mr. President, you hold the authority to designate a state funeral and we request that you honor the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II with this distinction."

Read the Montana delegation's full letter to President Biden HERE.

 

 

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Billings

Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768

Bozeman

Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647

Butte

Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586

Helena

208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462

Kalispell

8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974

Missoula

130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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