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Congratulations to Adam Job! The Wade Christiansen Purple Heart Scholarship Fund and the Montana State University Veterans Support Center are pleased to announce that Adam has received a $1,000 award for the upcoming school year. About his service, Adam writes: I joined the Army Reserves in December 2010 as a…

Congratulations to Troy Merriman! The Wade Christiansen Purple Heart Scholarship Fund and the Montana State University Veterans Support Center are pleased to announce that Troy has received a $1,000 award for the upcoming school year. About his service and education, Troy writes: I joined the Montana Army National Guard in…

The fundraiser barbecue in Red Lodge on July 3rd was a huge success!  An estimated 400 guests gathered throughout the afternoon to enjoy great food, great music, and great friends to benefit a great cause.  Through volunteer work from Operation Second Chance, and the generous efforts of Steve and Debbie…

Great news!  Through generous partnership with Operation Second Chance and Well Approach Fitness of Red Lodge, there will be a fundraising barbecue in the Well Approach parking lot, 810 North Broadway in Red Lodge, on Sunday, July 3rd! If you will be in Red Lodge for the holiday and the…

What an awesome night!  On Friday, April 29th, the Wade Christiansen Purple Heart Scholarship Fund made its first award at the annual Montana State University Veterans Appreciation Dinner in Bozeman.  Shane Heiser, a former Aerial Combat Camera Team Leader, received $1,000 to further his studies in farm and agriculture business. Shane…

Greetings all, February was a great month for fundraising – in addition to many generous donations from people all over the country, the scholarship fund received a major contribution from Operation Second Chance: $5,000 not only this year, but each year for the next five.  That’s a total contribution of…

  My brother was a Valentine’s baby, born on the 14th of February, 1990.  He never really embraced the teasing – I don’t think Cupid’s Child was a nickname he wanted to stick.  Regardless, he was the greatest Valentine’s gift my mom and dad ever received, and for me, today…

Greetings all, I’m pleased to report that since December 1, the Wade Christiansen Purple Heart Scholarship Fund has accepted nearly $4,000 in generous donations.  That sum puts the fund at $17,825 total, more than two-thirds of the $25,000 goal we need to achieve before the end of May to make…

Greetings all, It’s December and the new website for the fund is now a month old.  I debuted the site on Veterans Day, optimistic there would be good support for the project.  I shared the site around in November and received some coverage in the Carbon County News – getting…

Greetings all, Happy Veterans Day. Matt here.  My family and I are incredibly proud and honored to launch this website in support of a new scholarship at Montana State University in Wade’s honor.  It is though generous initial donations that this project is possible.  For me personally, this project is…