United Veterans honor WWII National Guardsmen
The roster of Flathead Valley National Guardsmen who served in Company F of the 163rd Montana Infantry Regiment during World War II reads like a “who’s who” of the Flathead Valley’s business owners and civic leaders of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
The late local author Carle O’Neil wrote an entire book about these National Guardsmen titled “Men Do Your Duty,” which devoted entire chapters to many recognizable Flathead names - Ed Hula, Richard Walsh, Norman Borgen, Roy Duff, Bill DeVall and many others.
Company F of the 163rd Montana Infantry Regiment is in the news once again because a new flag will be raised in memory of Company F during a special flag ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Memorial Day in the veterans section of the C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery in Kalispell.