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Sonny Montgomery Has Died

Former Rep. Gillespie V. ``Sonny'' Montgomery, who championed the needs of veterans during his 30 years in Congress and was hailed for pushing through a modernized GI Bill in 1984 that boosted recruiting for the all-volunteer force, died Friday. He was 85.

Montgomery, who underwent surgery to correct a bowel obstruction in December, died at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in his native Meridian after a lengthy illness. He had been hospitalized for several days. Funeral arrangements are incomplete

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