Billy Montgomery
At 17 years old, I had dropped out of school and like most teenagers I thought I had all the answers in this life. In 1968 I volunteered to serve three years in the United States Army where I was trained as a Field Artillery crew member. Basic training was definitely an eye-opener because that’s when I realized that I needed to grow up and grow up fast. I acquired new skills while in basic training, things like shining shoes and ironing my uniform. I find that I still shine my shoes every day and I still prefer heavy starch in my clothes. I learned how to be part of a team and took pride in myself and my country. It turns out I wasn’t old enough to serve in VietNam after Advanced Individual Field Artillery training like the others in my class, so I was assigned to go to Germany. During my service, I learned to respect and appreciate each and every person I met, regardless of how they looked or where they came from. A philosophy that has continued to serve me well throughout my life.
The Memorial Day Weekend fair will feature an appearance by Governor Mark Gordon; ourly storytellers, and time with Lee Alley, a Vietnam Veteran and Distinguished Service Cross Medal Recipient.
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A survey to learn more about the needs of Veterans in Wyoming
Vietnam Veteran and Wife looking at camera with American Flag in background
AARP Wyoming and veterans organizations around the state will host a free Military Veterans Resource Fair and Lunch at American Legion Post 14 in Laramie on April 29.
gordon proclamation
Today in Cheyenne Governor Mark Gordon signed a proclamation declaring Wyoming a Hidden Heroes State, which recognizes the caregivers of veterans across Wyoming, while highlighting some of the available resources for military caregivers.
Dear Sirs
A documentary about a grandson retracing his grandfather's steps as a POW in Germany will be shown in Cheyenne on Nov. 2.
Greg Phipps
Col. Greg Phipps will be honored at the University of Wyoming football game, scheduled for September
Dear Sirs
AARP Wyoming will show the film, "Dear Sir's in Casper at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 at Casper College’s Wheeler Concert Hall. 
A new AARP Benefit Usage program allows veterans to be sure they are getting all they are entitled to through the Veterans Administration
To learn more about the AARP Veterans Fraud Center and to download a free copy of the new Watchdog Alert Handbook: Veterans’ Edition, visit For additional resources and information on AARP’s support for veterans and military families, including caregiving, competing in today’s job market, and connecting with earned service benefits, visit
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