Missoulian: Bill to honor Fort Harrison-based Devil’s Brigade passes U.S. House

When World War II ended, the Devil’s Brigade had suffered more than 2,300 casualties – nearly 135 percent of the unit’s original combat strength. The force won five U.S. campaigns and eight Canadian battle honors, and it captured more than 30,000 prisoners of war.

“The Devil’s Brigade represented the very best of our Greatest Generation that defeated tyranny around the world,” Tester said. “The Congressional Gold Medal is a small token of this nation’s gratitude, but an everlasting reminder of the sacrifices these men made for all of us.”