Klose recognized recently with Congressional Veteran Commendation

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Richard Klose, Sr.

Richard Klose, Sr.

Richard Klose, Sr., of Laurel, was recognized recently by receiving the 2019 Montana Congressional Veteran Commendation from Congressman Greg Gianforte. The commendation noted that Klose has been, “Serving the community of Laurel for 12 years, Mr. Klose volunteers at the Laurel Senior Center as a board member and a volunteer driver. He has also served on the Yellowstone County Adult Resource Alliance for seven years. For the last five years, Mr. Klose has served as vice president of the Friends of the Yellowstone National Cemetery.

“Mr. Klose is a prominent member of the Montana American Legion. He has been the Department of Montana Commander, the District 11 Adjutant, and Laurel’s Post #123 Commander. Mr. Klose is dedicated to the post’s Funeral Honors detail where he has participated in 85 percent of all funerals conducted at the Yellowstone National Cemetery.”

Klose was given a flag flown over the United States Capitol on November 11, 2019, Veterans Day, in his honor.

In addition to the services outlined above, Klose is a sitting member of Laurel’s City Council, representing Ward 4.

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