Ben Steele honored with Congressional Record tribute

Billings Gazette

by Tom Lutey

Bataan Death March survivor Ben Steele picked up another honor Friday when U.S. Sen. Jon Tester stopped by the Billings veteran’s home.

Steele, 97, was presented with the transcript of a tribute, which Tester read into the Congressional Record last month.

“I appreciate what you’ve done for this country, what you’ve done for the state of Montana and the example you set for people all over this country. So, thank you Ben,” Tester said.

The citation, entered into the Congressional Record, preserves Steele’s role in U.S. history forever, Tester said.

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