Montana brewery honors fallen soldier from Hancock

HANCOCK, N.Y. - A brewery in Montana is honoring a local fallen soldier on the side of one of its cans.

Randall Whiting of Hancock lost his son Justin, a Special Forces Green Beret Medic, in 2008.

During his 3rd deployment to Iraq, Justin was killed in an IED explosion.

Randall recently contacted Dog Tag Brewing, a beer maker in Montana that donates all of its profits to Gold Star military families.

The brewery also features the dog tags of fallen soldiers on all of its Legacy Lager beers.

Whiting wanted his son to be featured on a beer, but Dog Tag offered even more help.

The brewery has set up a non-profit organization for the Whiting's, so they can receive Dog Tag grants along with money from other organizations.

Whiting says Dog Tag is bringing together gold star families from around the nation.

"They're not perfect strangers because they're military and they know where we're coming from. There are so many others that are like us unfortunately but we're all a big family right now," said Whiting.

Whiting says when the money comes in, he will use it to expand his Patriot Award program, which recognizes a Hancock High School senior that is joining the military.

Dog Tag recently signed an agreement with Pabst Blue Ribbon who will now distribute the beer nationally.

You can purchase Dog Tag at Sam the Beer Man and area Price Chopper stores.

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