WWII veterans give history of eastern Montana


BOZEMAN, Mont. - Purple Heart recipients Paul Milam and Bob Ross gave a presentation Wednesday at the Bozeman Lodge on the history of eastern Montana.

"It's to help some of these people remember their past," Milam said.

Working with MSU student and volunteer Sarah Armstrong, the two displayed personal artifacts from their time as ranchers in Montana, including arrowheads, fossils and handmade leather.

"They say when someone dies a library is lost, and I think that's so true just with the history and the facts and the artifacts they have," Armstrong said.

During WWII Milam served in Iwo Jima, while Ross fought in France and Germany.

The two attended MSU but did not meet until this year at the Bozeman Lodge, where they both reside.