Stories of Honor: Helena Navy veteran Pamela Buzalsky served on four continents


Navy AG2 Pamela Buzalsky

Pamela Buzalsky stands color guard at Chanute Air Force Base during meteorology training, circa 1990.

CURT SYNNESS For the Independent Record

“Join the Navy, see the world,” the old recruiting slogan went.

This adventure came true for Helena’s Pamela Buzalsky, who during her eight years of active duty in the U.S. Navy served around the world, on four continents and numerous foreign countries. After completing active duty, Buzalsky returned to the Capital City for a 23-year career with the VA Montana Health Care System, and has performed yeoman’s volunteer service for several veterans organizations.

“From standing funeral flag line honors on a consistent basis, to placing 53 POW/MIA flags along Helena’s east side of the POW/MIA Memorial Highway, Pam is an

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