FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The family of a World War II Marine who was later Louisville's city manager and adviser to four governors will be given medals belonging to him.
Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach will return the items, which have been held among unclaimed property in the state Treasury's vault, to the family of Lt. Col. Roy H. Owsley during a ceremony Thursday morning at the state Capitol.
A news release from Hollenbach's office says items to be returned include two Legion of Merit medals and a card signifying his witness of the Japanese surrender as the Marines' representative on the USS Missouri.
Owsley served as aide de camp to Gen. Roy S. Geiger and was the first chairman for the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television, which founded KET.
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