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Two honored for military service

Gov. Greg Gianforte recently honored U.S Air Force veteran Jamie Buck and U.S. Army and Montana Army National Guard veteran Larry Westfall with his 2022 Montana Governor’s Veteran Commendation.

Gov. Greg. Gianforte honors Master Sgt. Jamie Buck with the 2022 Montana Governor’s Veteran Commendation.


In a ceremony earlier this month at Townsend’s Veterans Memorial, the governor presented Buck, a master sergeant, and Westfall, a state command sergeant major, each with a Montana state flag flown over the state Capitol and a letter thanking them for their service.

Buck served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. He now serves as a senior deputy for Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office.

Westfall served in the U.S. Army and Montana Army National Guard for 38 years. Westfall now serves as chaplain for American Legion Post 42 in Townsend.

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