A Havre couple who served in the Montana Army National Guard have been honored by Sen. Steve Daines for “their dedicated service to Montana and the nation.”
Sgt. Michaela Boushey and SSG Shayne Boushey of Havre will be honored at a Big Hearts under the Big Sky Banquet as the Montanans of the Week.
Michaela Boushey served in the Montana Army National Guard for eight years, including four years in the 112th Security and Support Detachment Aviation Unit.
Shayne Boushey has completed deployments with both the Infantry Battalion and the Military Police Company.
Daines, R-Mont., said that during his deployment to Afghanistan, SSG Boushey helped save the lives of his fellow service members following a Taliban suicide bomb attack.
“Shayne and his team were targeted by Taliban forces. When a suicide bomber detonated himself, six were killed and 13 were seriously wounded,” Daines said in a statement submitted to the Congressional Record.
“Shayne’s fast thinking, bravery and resolve in this life-threatening situation saved the lives of many in his team,” he said.
Daines said Michaela Boushey’s unit’s mission “is to protect our borders, collect and transmit intelligence, and to provide support for the Department of Justice. “
“Michaela’s commitments and service to our country has never faltered and we are so grateful for her service, sacrifice, and loyalty to our great nation,” he said.
“We owe our freedom to these soldiers and the thousands of American service members like them. It is with the humblest gratitude that I thank them for their courage and unwavering loyalty,” Daines said.
Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.