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AI4 SIDNEY HERALD. SUNDAY, MAY 26. 20|9 ROSEARNOLD FROM PAGEI construction back home in Montana. Once back home, Arnold joined the Army Reserves with a unit out of Missoula. The Reserves are simi- lar to the National Guard in terms of training; they promise one weekend a month, two week a year. During that time around 2005—2006, the con— flict in the Middle East was just starting to heat up. As part of her duty in the Re- serves, Arnold was assigned a newer soldier as a sort of mentor program. When speaking with her staff sergeant, he mentioned they were probably going to send her mentee overseas. “He said, ‘Well, if people don’t vol- unteer, they’re going to get assigned.’ I said, ‘I haven’t deployed yet,”’ Ar- nold said. It wasn’t long before she began her pre-deployment training. In June 2007, Arnold arrived in Iraq to Camp Cedar II with a new job as a movement control coordinator. “Officially my job was to plan con- voys,” she said. “We had trucks come up through the border and we basi- cally lived in a giant parking lot for those trucks. We reorganized the canvoys based on the needs of other bases further into Iraq.” It didn’t take long for the loneli- ness to set of deployment to set it in, regardless of the amount of people a ound her. Because of work sched- u es, she hardly ever saw her room- mate, who was her best friend in their unit. Arnold essentially saw the same four or five people every day, making her feel isolated and alone. “I had actually gotten into some trouble, so my commander isolated me more,” Arnold said. The issue arose from the shower situation. There were designated male and female showers on base. There were also separate showers for the Ugandan soldiers who provid- ed security on base. “Occasionally, you would get out of the shower and a Ugandan solder would be in the bathroom with you.” Arnold said it made her and the other female soldiers not only un- comfortable, but worried for their safety. When she went through the proper chain of command, nothing was done. So she went over her com— mander’s head to resolve the issue. “What they did is built a guard shack outside the shower and had Ugandan guards there who were supposed to make sure no‘ one‘went into the showers,” Arnold said. Instead of resolving the issue, it ended up making the problem worse. She tried to go through the proper channels again but was shut down. Rose Arnold finished out her deployment in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, after find- ing out she was pregnant while home on leave from iraq. So again, Arnold went above the head of her commander. As a result, she was assigned to a new job that was almost around the clock and re- quired her to walk from her bunk to work 12 miles per day. The stress, sleep deprivation and isolation took its toll. Her staff ser- geant recognized Arnold was a sol- dier in trouble and got her out of the duty. He lost rank and pay because of it. After seven months in Iraq, Arnold came home for leave. It was then she found out she was pregnant with her first son. Instead of going back to the Middle East, Arnold finished out her deployment at Fort Brag, North Carolina. ‘ During her pregnancy, Arnold suf- fered from gestational diabetes. That would later turn into Type diabe- tes, resulting in a medical discharge in 2011. ' The highs and lows of being a sol- dier don’t deter Arnold’s pride for her service in the US. Army. She is a highly active member of the VFW, serving as Junior Vice Command- er for the state of Montana. She is also active in the Libby community, where her and her husband are rais- ing three children. She volunteers at the Libby Youth Center and as a den leader for the Boy Scouts, as well as many school and church activities. For Memorial Day services in Sid- ney, Arnold will serve as the keynote speaker after the parade in Veteran’s Park. “I’m always proud to be invited to be a speaker at these events,” Arnold said. “Memorial Day is not for me, it’s for those who have passed.” We don’t know them all but we owe them all. lCHMS RC. gotiiiiiIEnPUBLICAWi/ttt PO. Box l067, IOA Second Avenue SW Sidney, MT 59270 406-433-2092 FAX: 406—433-2095 0 1800—6376—2467 www.chmspc.com “Your CHMS in the accounting business.” .. ».| AL. i. Portables 8. Septic Service, llC ' Moe: (406) 433-7586 Fax: (406) 433-7596 Service: (406) 489-0915 . Troubleshooting, . 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Due to the case’s pending status, court officials were not per- mitted to comment on specifics of the case. Ditty’s trial is current- ly scheduled for Aug. 12, at 9 am. and [special agent crim- inal investigator for the IRS] Chad Fish found an additional $3,000 when he reviewed substantiat- ing documents,” Hansen said in an email to the Sidney Herald. “1 actu- ally discovered the ca— sino discrepancies and failed and refused to disclose approximate- ly $43,400 she received from embezzling from her employer. Lola Hansen, Dit- ty’s former employer and owner of the South 40-Winner’s Pub, said she was fired from the a: will?“ MORIAL*D e&«.w-€<».A‘€k@yeraktvivaraueew nee”: Quin—it‘kkfifiv {exeeecaem Olson Plumbing & Heating Residential Commercial 406-482-4027 Licensed Insured Residential & Commercial Full Line at Supplies Hot Water Steam Heating THOS E. THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE MONTANA- DAKOTA UTILITIES CO. A Subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc. 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