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.