Daines Introduces Bill to Honor Montana’s Last Pearl Harbor Survivor

Bill will rename Butte VA Clinic after Charlie Dowd

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bill that would designate the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Butte, Montana, as the Charlie A. Dowd VA Clinic. Charlie Dowd passed away in March 2023 and was Montana’s last survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Dowd was an advocate for his fellow veterans and dedicated to preserving the memory of the events of World War II and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  Dowd was an active member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and spoke for civic groups and museums across Montana. During the course of his service, Dowd was awarded seven bronze star medals.

“Charlie Dowd was an inspiring Montana hero who dedicated his life to advocating for veterans like himself,” said Daines. Charlie acted with unimaginable courage and uncommon valor in World War II and lived his life the same way until the day he died. I am glad to be able to honor Montana’s last Pearl Harbor survivor by continuing his legacy to serve his fellow through the Charlie A. Dowd VA Clinic.” 

In August 2018, Senator Daines honored Charlie Dowd in the Congressional Record.

To see more of Daines’ extensive work for Veterans, click HERE.