Montana Submarine Veterans
Montana Submarine Veterans gathered in Sidney on Oct. 3-6 for their biannual meetings. The group enjoyed the Best Chicken Fried Steak of Richland County from the Ranger Lounge on Friday, Oct. 4, for a catered meal at the VFW. Submarine veterans are, front from left, Bill Henderson, Val Kearney Keaveny Sr., Don Hix and Ron Martini. Back row: Bill Caton, Dan Hutchinson, Monte Weisser, Wyatt Burr, Roger Knoell, Chris Severson, Hank Raaum, John Chaffey, Jeff Holmes and Forrest Kartevold.
A topic at the meetings this year was the May 2020 completion of the Virginia Class nuclear fast attack submarine, the USS Montana. Henderson said the sub will likely drop in the water sometime in 2021.