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Two Montana veterans honored for their service

Posted at 2:53 PM, Feb 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-22 16:53:05-05

GREAT FALLS — Two military veterans were honored on Friday in separate ceremonies - one in Great Falls and the other in Conrad.

This is all part of the Montana Congressional Veteran Commendation, recognizing outstanding Montana veterans who have honorably served both country and community.

At the VFW Post 1087 in Great Falls, U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte presented the 2019 Montana Congressional Veteran Commendation to U.S. Army veteran Justin Madill.

“I’m glad I served, I’m glad that I was able to go overseas and see some really amazing things, meeting a lot of amazing people. I worked as a flight surgeon in the military as well as an emergency physician," said Madill.

A second ceremony recognized U.S. Army veteran James Geiger with the commendation at the Pondera Medical Center in Conrad.

Gianforte presented each veteran with an American flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol on Veterans Day. He also gave the recipients a copy of the remarks he made about them in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sixty Veterans have received the commendation so far since the program began in 2017

To nominate a veteran in your community for the Montana Congressional Veteran Commendation or get more information, click here.