KTVQ: Honoring through etching

BILLINGS – Senator Jon Tester dropped off the names of nearly ninety more Purple Heart Award recipients for inclusion in the official Purple Heart Memorial of Montana at Brookstone Memorial Company in Billings Friday.

The additional names will join nearly seven hundred which Purple Heart Society Commander Jerry LaFountan and others have received through email or phone call since Tester set the deadline for the names of veterans.

The names they received for the expansion on the memorial have served in conflicts ranging from World War I onward.

Senator Tester, member of the Senate’s Veteran’s Affairs Committee, set today’s deadline for the memorial so work can be completed by Veteran’s Day.

Currently, there are more than 8,000 veterans from Montana who have been rewarded with the Purple Heart.

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