Friday, May 30, 2014

May 30 – On this day in Montana history in 1921 statistics for service in World War One were released. Montana had provided 11,709 volunteers for WWI or 236% per every 10,000 population in the state. That put it at the top of the list of states for the proportion of volunteers being 100.4% above the national average. Montana lost 821 men killed in action, and 2,437 were injured.  That put it 2% above any other state per population. Montanans have always answered their nation’s call in time of war. 

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