Maverick’s Army

Jan 13, 2021 | A sprawling procession of firetrucks, police cars and helicopters escorts the Bench family home to Kila from Glacier Park International Airport on Jan. 13 after their 9-year-old son Maverick Bench died on Jan. 11, following his months-long fight with aplastic anemia. Hundreds parked their cars along the route between the airport and the Smith Valley Fire Department to watch the procession in remembrance of Maverick. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon