06.30.20

Daines Calls for an Investigation on the Mishandling of Montana Veteran’s Remains by USPS

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter requesting the United States Postal Service (USPS) Office of the Inspector General investigate an incident where the remains of a Montana veteran, Donald Tyler, were lost in the mail.

“While his remains were eventually returned to Mrs. Tyler and the USPS will reimburse her for the damaged urn, it is unacceptable that a federal agency misplaced the human remains of an American citizen,” Daines wrote. “I urge you to conduct a full and thorough investigation into this matter to identify the cause and identify any reforms necessary to ensure that a similar incident does not occur again.”

To read the full letter, click HERE.

Background:  

Donald Tyler passed away while he and his wife were in Europe. Mr. Tyler was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam. His remains were shipped to the United States from Spain and were lost at USPS facility at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

Last month, Senator Daines was instrumental in compelling the USPS to locate Donald Tyler’s remains at Chicago O’Hare International Airport and securing military honors for his burial. 

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