With a tri-folded flag tucked under her arm, Singer-Vincent accepted her father’s service medals posthumously on Friday at a ceremony held in Missoula. It was also Pearl Harbor Day and Singer-Vincent’s birthday.
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., acquired the medals, doing what Singer-Vincent had been trying to do for years without success. Tester read the story of Col. Singer’s valor into the congressional record before passing the medals and ribbons to Singer-Vincent and her two daughters.
“These are small tokens, but I believe they are powerful symbols of the service and heroism and sacrifice your father and mom, and whole family, gave in dedication of this county,” Tester told them. “They’re presented on behalf of a grateful nation.”