HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced the recipients of the 2023 Montana Governor’s Veteran Commendation.
“While we can never fully repay them, we can say thank you to our veterans who served our country in uniform and continue to serve their communities – that’s what the Montana Governor’s Veteran Commendation is all about,” Gov. Gianforte said. “I look forward to meeting with each of these 36 veterans in their communities to honor their lives of service and say thank you.”
Relying on nominations from Montanans, the Montana Governor’s Veteran Commendation recognizes outstanding Montana veterans who have selflessly served our country in uniform and made a positive impact in their community.
Gerald “Jerry” Glaser of Glendive and Karl Schwartz of Miles City join the other 34 recipients of the 2023 Montana Governor’s Veteran Commendation and will be honored in the new year with an award ceremony and receive a special commemorative flag flown over the Montana State Capitol in their honor.
Glaser served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Schwartz served in the U.S. Army, 1994-2019.