Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel unveiled two World War I military medals today at the Missouri State Museum.
The medals, a Distinguished Service Cross and Croix de Guerre, were handed over to Zweifel as unclaimed property when they were found in a bank safe deposit box.
The medals belonged to Major Ernest W. Slusher. Margaret Means, a member of Slusher’s family, is in the process of seeing if she is the lawful owner of the medals.
So, who was Maj. Ernest W. Slusher? And how did he earn these medals? Zweifel explains in a release:
A 30-year veteran of the United States Postal Service received recognition today for his veteran status of another kind.
91-year-old John T. Moton, Jr. was awarded eight different medals for his service in the United States Navy, KMOV reports.
Congressman Lacy Clay presented the medals in his office this morning and included the following:
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