On Wednesday, Staff Sergeant Travis W. Atkins received posthumously the National Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump.

Atkins, of Bozeman, was killed on June 1, 2007 when he tackled a suicide bomber who detonated his vest. Atkins’ actions saved the lives of three of his fellow soldiers.

Jack & Elaine Atkins of Bozeman, along with his son, Trevor, were in Washington D.C. to receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump for their son Staff Sergeant Travis W. Atkins. When they return home on Friday, a special Welcome Home is being put together to show Jack & Elaine of how proud of Travis the local community is.

Local agencies that are already expected to participate are:

  • Montana Highway Patrol
  • Belgrade Police
  • Central Valley Fire Dept
  • Bozeman Fire Dept
  • Bozeman High School Band

Also expected to be there is Congressman Greg Gianforte.

If you would like to come show your love & support, here's what you need to do:

Please arrive at Airway Blvd by 3:30 p.m. and park along the roadway to help create a Path of Honor. Terminal to Frontage road via Airway Boulevard, right on Frontage road to Jackrabbit, south.

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The family is expected to be leaving the airport shortly after 3:30 p.m. ALL PUBLIC IS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.