Sonny to Be Immortalized at Alma Mater

The MSU Student Association will unveil a statue of 'Mr. Veteran,' retired Congressman Sonny Montgomery on the campus May 6.

A life-size bronze sculpture will be dedicated to the 1943 MSU graduate, who went on to a distinguished career in business, the National Guard, state Senate and U.S. Congress.

Students launched the project in 2002, calling Montgomery "an outstanding example of public service."

The sculpture by Raymond artist Tracy H. Sugg will be dedicated during the public ceremony on the southwest lawn of the MSU Drill Field on the Starkville campus. Montgomery is scheduled to attend.