KPAX: Tester honors veterans decades after service

BILLINGS – Two Montana veterans were honored Tuesday, decades after they served.

Sen. Jon Tester hosted a medal presentation ceremony at his Billings office for George Wright, a World War II veteran from Valley County, and Gerald Zelmer, a Vietnam veteran from Bismarck, N.D.

Tester has made a point of honoring veterans of past wars who were never properly honored immediately after their service. His office says he’s given over a thousand medals to veterans.