Shepherd veteran on a mission to fund memorial for Montana soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan

SHEPHERD — A U.S. Army veteran in Shepherd is on a mission to raise money to create a long lasting memorial in Yellowstone County honoring every soldier from Montana who was killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Frederick Baker, known to his friends as Rick, grew up in Shepherd and Huntley and served as an infantryman in the Army from 2002 to 2007. He now owns his own metal fabrication shop, Metal Tech, in Shepherd.