Posted: Jul 25, 2013 10:47 PM by Obits
John Stanley "Stan" Milesnick, long-time Gallatin County rancher, died peacefully July 21, 2013.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years Joyce of Belgrade.
Stan was very patriotic, enrolled in Advanced ROTC at MSC and began active duty as a Second Lieutenant in the Second Infantry Division of the US Army during World War II. His unit landed on Normandy Beach on D-Day plus One and after marching across Europe also played a key role in the Battle of the Bulge campaign. Wounded twice in battle, he received the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf and was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service in Combat. It was not until nearly 60 years later that he learned he had previously earned and was belatedly awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for Extraordinary Heroism during the Battle of the Bulge.
Funeral Mass, 10 am, Friday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church followed by interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery.