Tester statement on return of Montana soldier from Vietnam

(BIG SANDY, Mont.) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement in response to the news that the remains of 1st Lieutenant Paul G. Magers will be returned to Billings later this month:

“I am pleased that Lt. Magers is being returned home with dignity.  He will be laid to rest with honor and respect.  Lt. Magers’ homecoming is a reminder that all who have served our country deserve our gratitude.  Sharla and I join all Montanans in extending our condolences to the Magers family.”

Magers was killed in action during the Vietnam War in 1971.  He will be laid to rest at the Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery in Laurel, Montana, on August 27.