Remains of Vietnam veteran found after getting lost in the mail

Julia LeDoux
June 03, 2020 - 8:59 am

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When Vietnam veteran Don Tyler died of COVID-19 in March while visiting Spain, his family opted to have his remains cremated and returned to their home in Billings, Montana.

In a double blow to the family, Tyler's wife Christine told KTVQ that her husband’s remains became lost in a United States Post Office facility in Chicago.

Now, Tyler’s remains have been found and have been returned to his family. In a Facebook message on May 30, Christine wrote that Don’s remains were located in the corner of a USPS service center in Chicago.

“It's rather some payback I think, he used to make his sister's squat in the corner when they were naughty,” she said.

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Montana  Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester’s offices were notified about the lost remains.

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"I'm glad to have played a part in locating Mr. Tyler's remains. My prayers go out to Christine and the rest of her family as they mourn the loss of Mr. Tyler," Daines said.

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