The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Coming home: Patriot Guard riders help take Civil War Veteran to Maine


August 10, 2016

Montana members of the Patriot Guard Riders did their part last week to get a Civil War Veteran to his home state of Maine.

Lewis Wendt and other members of the guard stopped in Whitehall to get gas early Wednesday morning. They were on their way to Billings with the remains of Jewett Williams, who passed away July 17, 1922 in Oregon. Patriot Guard Riders throughout the nation are joining to help get Williams to his home state of Maine, where he will be buried September 17 at the Togus National Cemetery with full Military Honors.

Wendt said Williams had no next of kin, and he could not t...

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