Custer Battlefield Historical & Museum Association

Other People

The Association also welcomes stories of people who are or have been associated with the Custer story, military veterans who have served in the 7th US Cavalry Regiment, and members of the CBHMA who have played a special role in the Association. Here are their stories.

Joe Medicine Crow

One of the founding members of the Association, and is the recipient of one of America's most prestigious honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his service in WWII. View. Article in the Billings Gazette.

Joseph C. Corrigan

He served in Troop “A,” First Squadron, Seventh U. S. Cavalry, First Cavalry Division in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater from June 26, 1943 with the invasion of Oro Bay, New Guinea to the first troops in Tokyo, Japan on Sept. 8, 1945. Read Corrigan of the Seventh: The Memoirs of Joseph C. Corrigan, Edited By Steve Alexander (pdf file)

Bill Richardson

Joined the Army in July 1940 and was assigned to the 7th Cavalry. A career soldier, Bill Richardson retired as a major in 1961. His article, The Seventh U.S. Cavalry 1940 (pdf file), was originally published in The Battlefield Dispatch, Fall, 2005.

Jacob Lyman Greene

He was Custer's Adjutant for the Michigan Brigade and also the Best Man at Custer's wedding. His collection of papers, photos and newspapers clippings are available to researchers at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center's Military History Institute in Carlisle, PA. Read related article from Civil War News, November 2008.

Mike Donahue

Veteran National Park Service Seasonal Ranger Mike Donahue is a friendly and familiar face to all CBHMA members who make the yearly trek to the Little Big Horn Battlefield. Mike has served as an historical interpreter at the Battlefield for the last 20 summers. Interview with Joe Creaden (pdf.file)

Mike Koury

A member of CBHMA since 1967 and a visitor to the battlefield for more than 45 years, Mike, along with his wife, Dee, are the owners of Old Army Press. In an interview with Joe Creaden, Mike relates a little of the history of his time with CBHMA. Interview with Joe Creaden (pdf.file)