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By Betty Vanderwielen

Supplying military needs for more than 20 years

Veteran Spotlight


December 30, 2021

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Tech Sergeant Howard Montgomery receives a medal from the colonel at Offutt AFB. Montgomery said he can't remember which medal it was. He said, "I have a whole drawer full of them."

SEELEY LAKE – Howard Montgomery, more familiarly known in the Seeley Lake area as Monty, served 22 years in the military, first in the United States Navy and later in the United States Air Force.

Montgomery said he signed up with the Navy in 1954 because he wanted to see the world. The Navy trained him as a storekeeper where he learned about ordering, stocking, issuing and tracking supplies. He spent the next two years aboard the cargo ship U.S.S. Warrick whose homeport was Oakland, California with an overseas base at Sasabo, Japan. The ship serviced areas from Alaska's Aleutian Islands t...

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