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Devil's Brigade honored with Congressional Gold Medal

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The Fort Harrison Museum will soon welcome a Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of a former World War II Special Forces unit.

Montana's U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester recently passed a bill out of the House and Senate that will honor the Devil's Brigade, a top-secret joint U.S.-Canadian Force formed during World War II.  After the president signs the legislation into law, the medal will be minted and delivered to Fort Harrison, where the Devil's Brigade was based during the war.  The gold medal is congress' highest honor for the nation's First Special Service.

"Montanans by large are the beginning of all Special Forces operations, whether it's Rangers, Seals, Green Beret, you name it, we got Congressional Gold Medal legislation to honor them."

Commemorative duplicate coins will also be minted and available for purchase.


Story by Jill Jagelski, Beartooth NBC.
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