Veterans Medal Bill

Military medals unveiled
4:10 pm
Thu June 30, 2011

Zweifel unveils military medals in Jefferson City

State Treasurer Clint Zweifel and Margaret Means, a relative of Maj. Slusher, stand with a portrait of Maj. Slusher taken in uniform with the Distinguished Service Cross.
(Missouri State Treasurer's Office)

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:

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