“Missing in America” Project Info for Veterans This Weekend

Aaron Flint posted on July 25, 2014 16:46 :: 2250 Views

I mentioned this on our statewide radio airwaves on Friday morning, and we heard from David Gaines with the Patriot Guard riders in Bigfork earlier in the week.  Veterans and other supporters in the community are rallying from Western Montana all the way to the National Veterans Cemetery in Laurel, Montana- just outside Billings. 

David told me they were rallying in Bozeman and headed to Billings around 3PM Friday afternoon.  If you want to link up with the motorcade in Billings, they will be meeting at the Smith Funeral Chapel at 925 S. 27th St. They will have a short meeting for the riders at 0930 and will depart for the National Veterans Cemetery at 1020 AM.

The Laurel Outlook has more:

On Friday, July 25, seven Montana veterans whose ashes have remained unclaimed by their families will begin a solemn journey to their final resting place in the Yellowstone National Veterans Cemetery, with burial slated for Saturday, July 26.

The seven former members of the U.S. military to be laid to rest are Army Corporal Davies P. Anderson, who served during WWII; Navy Seaman Gerald E. Campbell, Korea; Army Specialist Robert F. Derencin; Army Specialist Five Larry D. Klein, Vietnam; Army Air Corps Private Robert L. Lewis, WWII; Army Private Lloyd H. Miller, Korea; and Navy Seaman Apprentice Daniel Smallegan, Vietnam.

To be a part of the procession, join the group as they depart Beartooth Harley Davidson before 9 a.m. Friday morning for Bozeman or on Saturday to help escort the remains from Smith Funeral Chapel in Billings to the Yellowstone National Cemetery at 55 Buffalo Trail Road in Laurel. There will be a very short service at 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel before the full procession heads to the cemetery. People who want to greet the processional should arrive at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.

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