Gov. Gianforte honors veterans during Capitol commendation

Gov. Greg Gianforte on Monday held a commendation for veterans who have not only served the United States, but also their communities.

Those honored during a ceremony at the state Capitol were U.S. Army Capt. Steven Page, of Billings; U.S. Navy Petty Officer Paul Thomae, of Laurel; U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Les Johnson, of Havre; and U.S. Army Spc. William Dooley, of Wolf Creek. 

Each were presented with a Montana flag flown over the Capitol in their honor and letters thanking them for their lives of service to the country and community.

Gov. Greg Gianforte, center, stands at a podium with first lady Susan Gianforte, left and U.S. Army Capt. Steven Page of Billings during a veteran’s commendation ceremony.


The honorees have volunteered for nonprofits and supplied food for homeless veterans. Johnson regularly hunts for food he donates.

Gov. Greg Gianforte hands U.S. Army Capt. Steven Page of Billings a Montana state flag that was flown at the Capitol building during the veterans’ commendation on Monday

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