Friends Of The Little Bighorn Battlefield

The Next Generation In The Study Of Custer's Last Stand

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In Memoriam

Never Forgotten

There are many people who do good works for the battlefield and/or this organization. When one of them passes, we want to share the sad news yet remember them in happy ways.

Rick Meyer was one of the original co-founders of the Friends and its first president. He got the ball rolling ensuring we are still here today.

Doug Keller was a long time ranger at the battlefield. He eventually moved on to other NPS locations, but his heart was always here.

Brian Pohanka was one of the best friends the battlefield could ever have. And, he was a most valued and respected historian of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Eric von Schmidt painted the most historically accurate painting of the battle. The NPS recognizes it as such and showcases it on one of the waysides adjacent to the 7th Cavalry Monument on Last Stand Hill.

Gary Gilbert was a loyal supporter of the battlefield and Friends of the Little Bighorn Battlefield. His unselfish dedication to the decades long project of identifying warriors who fought and died in the Battle of the Little Bighorn is available to scholars to access on our website.