Stories of Honor: Dennis Meyer performed 31 rescue parachute jumps in Vietnam

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Dennis Meyer, Helena High’s 1961-62 State wrestling champ. 

Army Major Dennis Meyer, circa 1981

CURT SYNNESS For the Independent Record

U.S. Army Colonel Dennis Meyer (Ret.) earned a Bronze Star in the Vietnam War, and went on to serve in nine states and eight foreign countries during his 28-year military career. Meyer rose to the rank of full-bird Colonel, serving as the Senior Army Medical Health Care Administrator for the Office of Secretary of Defense, in Washington D.C.

But before all this, he was Helena High’s first two-time State wrestling champion in 1961-62, and a 3-year starter for the University of Montana’s football team. And he credits much of the foundation for his distinguished military career to the work ethic he learned on ranches

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