Michael Montoya honored by GR City Council for basic training graduation

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Michael Montoya (dark suit) was honored by the Green River City Council after graduating from basic training for the Wyoming National Guard.

Wyo4News Staff, [email protected]

GREEN RIVER, WYOMING (July 22, 2020) — The Green River City Council honored a local Wyoming National Guard member at their meeting Tuesday night.

The Council, who has for years honored local military soldiers, presented Private Michael Montoya with a plaque and certificate thanking him for his service. Montoya graduated from basic training in March and he has continued into Advanced Infantry Training.

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Montoya addressed the Council saying it was a great honor to receive recognition on the night the Council proclaimed the city a Purple Heart City.

Montoya is motivated by how the National Guard responds to reconstruction missions and how he can help when he is called to respond to domestic emergencies. He also stated he was thankful and “the City of Green River has always supported the Wyoming National Guard and those who serve”.

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