New Book Published about Sonny Montgomery

Meridian, Miss.

A new book about the late U.S. Rep. G.V. Sonny Montgomery was presented Friday at the Phil Hardin Foundation Library at MSU Meridian.

'Sonny Montgomery: Patriot, Soldier & Statesman' was commissioned by The Montgomery Foundation and produced by the MSU Libraries.

It contains hundreds of pictures that detail Sonny Montgomery's life and legacy.

"This book will be distributed to schools, universities, National Guard armories, other public buildings and public libraries so that the next generation of Mississippians can learn who Sonny Montgomery was, why his life and work mattered and what his legacy is," said Sid Salter, MSU chief communications officer.

The introduction to the book was written by former president, George W. Bush.