Congressman Greg Gianforte is seeking nominations for the Montana Congressional Veteran Commendation, a tribute to recognize outstanding Montana veterans who have honorably served both our nation and our communities.

There's only a few days left to get your nomination in. The deadline to nominate a veteran in November, 1, 2019. Submit your nomination by using the button below:

Since launching the commendation in 2017, Gianforte has presented the award to 33 Montana veterans.

“More than one in ten Montanans have served and sacrificed for our country. After their time in uniform, many have continued to serve our communities, giving their time and talents in support of others. They deserve to be recognized,” Gianforte said.

For more information regarding the Montana Congressional Veteran Commendation, contact Mike Waters, Congressman Gianforte’s Director of Veterans and Military Affairs, at (406) 969-1736 or

2018 Montana Congressional Veteran Commendation Recipients:

Len Albright of Bozeman – U.S. Air Force; Vietnam War

John Alex of Libby – U.S. Air Force; Vietnam War

Harry Armstrong of Belgrade – U.S. Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve; 1964-1976

Donald Bost of Lewistown – U.S. Navy; Vietnam War

Micah Fink of Manhattan – U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy Reserve; Combat as a Navy SEAL

Stephen Garrison of Helena – U.S. Army; Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

Miguel Gonzalez of Billings – U.S. Army; Operation Iraqi Freedom

Harold “Pete” Godtland of Butte – U.S. Army; World War II

Eileen Greb of Butte – U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy Reserve; Vietnam War

Chris Grudzinski of Billings – U.S. Army; Operation Iraqi Freedom

Charles Kins of Eureka – U.S. Marine Corps; Vietnam War

Melissa Kloiber of Great Falls – U.S. Air Force; Operation Desert Strom

Daniel LaFromboise of Wolf Creek – U.S. Marine Corps; 1957 - 1960

Louis Loader of Hobson – U.S. Navy; 1952 - 1960

Douglas Mason of Corvallis – U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve; Grenada

Ronald Merwin of Ronan – U.S. Navy; Vietnam War

Alfred Olson of Miles City – U.S. Air Force; 1956 - 1962

Ladd Paulson of Billings – U.S. Marine Corps; 1983 - 1989

Martel Reum of Wolf Point – U.S. Army; Operation Deliberate Force


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