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Younger Montana Veterans Share Stories

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Miles Netzer served with the U.S. Marines from June 2002 through July 2011. He deployed several times to multiple theaters. His parent unit was VMGR-352, a squadron. The unit's planes conducted air-to-air refueling on helicopters and jets, ground refueling of helicopters and vehicles and aerial delivery of supplies, people, illumination and "pretty much anything you can think to throw out the back of an airplane."

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Mikaila Stinar served in Iraq from 2010 to 2011 with Echo Co. 145th BSB attached to the 1-163rd Infantry Battalion. Her unit provided convoy security for supplies transfered to various bases in Iraq. She worked as a driver of an RG-333 MRAP and as a gunner for both a 50-caliber machine gun and a 240B. After completing around 45 different missions, she came home to Montana, where she works as a training sergeant in Helena.

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Michael Warner served with the U.S. Marines from 2002 to 2008, deploying to Iraq from 2003 to the end of 2005. His tank unit cleared a large number of towns and cities, including Fallujah.

Listen to Warner's story here.