01.12.20

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Tim McAllister

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized Tim McAllister for his tremendous impact on the state of Montana.

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.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: HERE.

The following is a statement submitted to the Congressional Record: 

Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing Tim McAllister, a 96-year old veteran who served in World War II. Tim is currently the oldest veteran living in Judith Basin County. 

Tim is a humble man who speaks quietly about his military service. In fact, he spends more time reflecting on the service of his two brothers – both of whom were soldiers in the D-Day invasion at Normandy. Tim’s military service took him to the South Pacific where he was engaged in the liberation of the Philippines with the Americal Division in the region of Cebu City.

Tim’s impact on the community is pronounced. This past November, Tim wasn’t able to attend the Veterans Day celebration at the local elementary school – and his presence was missed. Because of his absence, students in 1st and 2nd grade at the school made a massive card to thank him for his service, and delivered it to his home. This small act of kindness was very meaningful to Tim. 

Tim’s roots in Montana run strong and deep. His father rode the range with the legendary Charlie M. Russell. Tim carried on those western values from his father, and developed a love for ranching and horses. Tim truly understands and loves the Montana way of life.  

I’m proud of Tim for his service to our country, and his tremendous impact on his community. I’m confident his legacy of service will live on for generations to come, and I am honored to recognize him today.