Daines Statement on the Passing of Ben Steele

BOZEMAN, Mont. — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement in memory of the life of World War II POW and Bataan Death March survivor, Ben Steele: 

“Montana has lost an American hero and a state treasure,” Daines stated. “Ben Steele will be remembered for his service, his courage and his artistic legacy.” 

On July 10, 2015, Daines honored Steele as Montanan of the Week for his exceptional service to the nation and the Billings community.

Daines met Steele on September 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. for the Big Sky Honor Flight.