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Date Posted: Sun, September 25 2005, 9:19:23
Author: Jack Stoddard
Author Host/IP: ip68-108-185-121.lv.lv.cox.net /
Subject: A real hero has gone on to Fiddler's Green

As VP of the Blackhorse Assn. I had the honor of meeting Monty more than once at our reunions. 1st Sgt. Monty Montelongo passed on this past week. This message was posted on our unit web site and I thought you guys might know a little about our Monty.

A Real American Hero Has Passed to Fiddlers Green

I think everyone that ever met Monty considered him a friend.

As I watch the news today they seem to use the word Hero, for everything, from nascar drivers, basketball players etc. I do not think any of those people deserve the word Hero.

Some people call anyone that goes to war a Hero, Few are in reality.

However one thing I can say, like so many others have said before Monty was a True American Hero, He never wanted the title, He earned it because of Heroic Deeds during many Battles some faught Hand to Hand.

I asked him at the Nashville reunion, Monty how did you get thru so many battles, what kept you going.

Monty told me that he usually worked alone as a recon Scout, He talked about being in the Battle of the Bulge, Korean War and Vietnam War.

And he said that he put his faith in God, and that every night when he returned from a mission He said a little prayer thanking God for another day.

Monty never told war stories, or even admitted to having any metals other than to say I have a few.

At the reunion in Nashville, I can tell you that Monty showed me His DD214, at my request .

Monty had earned

4 Silver Stars
8 Purple Hearts
8 Bronze Stars with V Devise

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