The deputy commander of US Army Special Forces is coming to Missoula, Montana.
Brigadier General Michael Turello is headlining the annual banquet for the Big Sky Chapter, the “Devil’s Brigade Chapter,” of the Special Forces Association (SFA) Saturday night.
The “Devil’s Brigade Chapter” consists of individuals who have served with distinction in United States Special Forces units. Members have served in many different combat actions, and in all branches of the United States Army.
The Devil’s Brigade (also called The Black Devils and The Black Devils’ Brigade and Freddie’s Freighters, officially the 1st Special Service Force), was an elite, joint World War II American-Canadian commando unit organized in 1942 and trained at Fort William Henry Harrison near Helena, Montana in the United States. The brigade fought in the Aleutian Islands, Italy, and southern France before being disbanded in December 1944. The modern American and Canadian special operations forces trace their heritage to this unit.
If you or someone you know served in the Special Forces, and is interested in joining the SFA or attending the banquet in Missoula- click here for more info.
To date the chapter has awarded 51 scholarships to the children and grandchildren of SFA members. Additionally, Chapter 28 continues to support the Army ROTC programs at 5 universities in the region, and funds individual and family retreats for Special Forces soldiers and their families at the Flathead Lake Lodge in Montana.
Aside from the chance to take part in a great event and give back to the community, you also get the chance to get your hands on a heroic bottle of Moose Drool beer brewed in Missoula. Check out this year’s special label just for the Devil’s Brigade Chapter of the SFA.