Montana’s Governor Honors State Veterans As Part Of Statewide Tour.
The Montana Governor's Veteran Commendation honors exceptional Montana veterans who have bravely served their country in uniform and improved their local community.
In 2021, 31 veterans received the award, along with 51 in 2022.
Gianforte presents awardees with a state flag flown over the Montana State Capitol in their honor, as well as a letter praising them for their life of service, at ceremonies attended by their family, friends, and members of the community.
The 2022 award winners are:
In Great Falls, the governor recognized:
U.S. Navy veteran Billy Edward Benton Jr.
U.S. Army veteran Dennis Burns
U.S. Navy veteran Joseph Dusatko
Montana National Guard veteran Candice Griffith
U.S. Army veteran William Patrick O'Donnell
In Red Lodge, the governor recognized U.S. Air Force veteran Bob Larson.
Gov. Gianforte in Red Lodge honoring U.S. Air Force veteran Bob Larson
In Lewistown, the governor recognized:
U.S. Navy veteran Dean Martin
U.S. Army and Army National Guard veteran Robert Dean Miller
U.S. Army veteran Donald Pfau
In Columbus, the governor recognized:
U.S. Army veteran Kristopher Bartley
U.S. Army veteran Kyle Stadel
In Billings, the governor recognized:
U.S. Air Force veteran Dan Hargrove
U.S. Air Force veteran Jerry Hudson
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Ralph McKinney
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Alexander Roth
U.S. Navy veteran Joseph Sanders
Gov. Gianforte and First Lady Susan Gianforte with U.S. Navy veteran Douglas Howard Parrott and his wife Cindy in Roundup
In Livingston, the governor recognized:
U.S. Army veteran Robert Eyman
U.S. Air Force veteran Ken Handl
Finally, in Roundup, the governor recognized U.S. Navy veteran Douglas Howard Parrott.
Gianforte will open nominations for the 2023 Montana Governor’s Veteran Commendation in September.