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Never surrender: Montana Base of the United States Submarine Veterans Inc.

Julie Sanders, niece of the late Luke Logan, is on a mission to preserve the memory of Montanans who perished abroad submarines. She is in the process of identifying fallen Montanans so their names can be inscribed in a plaque on the soon-to-be-commissioned USS Montana.

She isn’t alone in this line of thinking. There is an entire organization dedicated to preserving the memory of submarine crews — the Montana Base of the United States Submarine Veterans Inc. (USSVI). 

In a serendipitous coincidence, the group of 50-plus veterans convened in Big Timber for their bi-annual meeting May 6 and 7. Sanders told USSVI leadership of her plan, and they’ve agreed to help track down Montana’s fallen submariners.

To read the full story and see our favorite photos, pick up the May 19 edition of the Pioneer or subscribe to our e-edition. Current subscribers are provided complimentary access to the e-edition with registration.

MACKENZIE REISS / Big Timber Pioneer