CORVALLIS – The latest man to be honored by Representative Greg Gianforte (R-MT) for his continuing service as a veteran believes many former soldiers are anxious to keep serving and can make a real difference in their communities.
Former US Army Ranger and Green Beret Doug Mason is the latest Montanan to be awarded the Montana Congressional Veteran Commendation.
Mason is being recognized for his continued help to veterans, and the community Bitterroot community at large.
That includes working on veterans’ affairs, organizing community events and parades, and helping young people in Corvallis appreciate those who’ve have served in the nation’s conflicts.
Mason says communities need to turn to veterans, whose commitment represents a great resource to the community.
“It is. And there’s all kinds of things for people to, like in our community, there’s all kinds of places for people to volunteer and to serve their community,” Mason said. “A lot of people still want to do it. And that’s the great thing. They just want to be asked usually.”
“We say thank for your service to both country and community,” Rep. Gianfortes said of Mason.
Rep. Gianforte implemented the awards last year in recognition of Montana’s population of veterans, which he says is the second highest in the U.S.