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Walk, run aimed at helping Yellowstone County veterans

Walk, run aimed at helping Yellowstone County veterans

Billings serves as ground zero for a wealth of athletic events that support women’s causes, sick children, cancer and more. But there hasn’t been a run or walk dedicated to helping military veterans — until now.

July 07, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Wounded warrior-turned author to speak in Billings

American Legion Andrew Pearson Post 117 will host Gordon Ewell, a wounded warrior, national author and public speaker for two events in Billings on Saturday.

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American Legion Auxiliary helps defer costs for students attending Girls State

American Legion Auxiliary helps defer costs for students attending Girls State

The American Legion for decades has helped underwrite the cost of sending young men to Boys State, a summer leadership and citizenship program. This year is no different.

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Speaker: Memorial Day is time to thank who gave us what we have

Speaker: Memorial Day is time to thank who gave us what we have

LAUREL — At least 150 people shunned wind and blinding rain, thunder and lightning and 50-degree temperatures Monday to pay their respects during Memorial Day services at Yellowstone County Veterans' Cemetery.

May 27, 2013 3:30 pm Photos

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Legion post seeks to reignite interest in Memorial Day with essay contest

Legion post seeks to reignite interest in Memorial Day with essay contest

About 100 people attended Memorial Day services last year at the Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery in Laurel. Fewer attended services at Mountview Cemetery in Billings, the largest cemetery in the region with more than 25,000 burials.

April 02, 2013 10:29 pm Photos

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WOD for Warriors event to raise money for veterans charities

WOD for Warriors event to raise money for veterans charities

You might never look at Casey Elder and think “veteran.” You might not even think “athlete,” but she is both.

September 18, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

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Victims of 9/11 terror attacks remembered across Billings

Victims of 9/11 terror attacks remembered across Billings

While the presentations stood in stark contrast to each other, the heart was the same at a pair of events held Tuesday that bookended Billings' public Sept. 11 memorials.

September 11, 2012 7:45 am Photos

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Andrew Pearson Post 117 raises more than $1,600 to help wounded soldiers

American Legion Andrew Pearson Post 117 raised more than $1,600 Thursday to support the Long Road Home Project, a group of five military veterans who are raising money to support Operation First Response, a nonprofit group serving wounded veterans with personal and financial needs.

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5 U.S. veterans bike cross country to heal war wounds, raise money for other soldiers

5 U.S. veterans bike cross country to heal war wounds, raise money for other soldiers

Five military veterans, two of whom are paralyzed, are en route to Billings as part of a 4,200-mile bike ride from Aberdeen, Wash., to the nation’s capital to raise awareness of wounded and traumatized warriors.

August 03, 2012 9:03 pm Photos

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Andrew Pearson Post 117 commits to Missing in America Project

Andrew Pearson Post 117 commits to Missing in America Project

American Legion Andrew Pearson Post 117, one of Billings' three American Legion posts and the newest in Montana, has committed to advancing the cause of the Missing in America Project.

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New American Legion Post named after fallen Billings soldier

New American Legion Post named after fallen Billings soldier

Wanting their issues heard, a group of American Legion members has formed a new post — the third and newest post to the Billings area.

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Helping veterans get out: Group links outdoors folks, former members of military

Helping veterans get out: Group links outdoors folks, former members of military

George Blackard's simple offer to take an Iraqi war veteran fishing on the Stillwater River proved to be a life-changing experience for both of the men. But it didn't start out smoothly.

September 29, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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