10.23.15

Daines Honors Montanans of the Week: Sgt. Michaela Boushey and SSG Shayne Boushey of Havre

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today honored Sgt. Michaela Boushey and SSG Shayne Boushey of Havre for their dedicated service to Montana and the nation.

Sgt. Michaela Boushey has served in the Montana Army National Guard for eight years, including four years in the 112th Security and Support Detachment Aviation Unit. Her husband, SSG Shayne Boushey, has completed deployments with both the Infantry Battalion and the Military Police Company. During his deployment to Afghanistan, SSG Boushey helped saved the lives of his fellow servicemembers following a Taliban suicide bomb attack.

Next week, Daines’ wife Cindy will present the Bousheys with certificates of recognition during a Big Hearts Under the Big Sky dinner honoring their service. 

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.

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Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

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: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

 The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:

              MONTANAN OF THE WEEK

      Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, I rise today in recognition of Sgt. Michaela Boushey and SSG Shayne Boushey as Montanans of the Week. These two soldiers represent not only the best that Montana has to offer, but the best this country has to offer.

     Sgt. Michaela Boushey served in the Montana Army National Guard for eight years. For four years she served in the 112th Security and Support Detachment Aviation Unit whose 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. 

     Her husband, SSG Shayne Boushey, was deployed with both the Infantry Battalion and the Military Police Company. During his deployment to Afghanistan, Shayne and his team were targeted by Taliban forces. When a suicide bomber detonated himself, six were killed and 13 were seriously wounded. Shayne’s fast thinking, bravery and resolve in this life-threatening situation saved the lives of many in his team.

     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. 

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