Man searches for owner of Korean War ring found in Lee's Summit

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - A city worker in Lee's Summit found a piece of history while picking up trash and now he wants to return the treasure to its rightful owner.

Mike Williams walks along 2nd Street in Lee's Summit each week. He's a custodian for the city.
Last Friday, Williams was picking up trash when he noticed a ring in the grass.

"The ring is not worth any money value, but the sentimental value of it is worth any dime nickel or penny," Williams said.

Initially, Williams thought it was a class ring, but he soon realized it belonged to a Korean War veteran. Now, Williams wants to find the owner. 

He's contacted the local VFW hall, and the Korean War Veteran's Association. He's committed to returning the ring, no matter how long it takes.

"I know it's a marine because its got the Marine shield stamped on top of the gem. I couldn't believe what I found," Williams said.

Williams' father served in the military, so he said he knows exactly what the ring means to someone.

"What they sacrificed to go through that war -- I know this ring is a memory for them, and I just want them to have the ring back," Williams said.

If you believe you know who owns the ring, contact 41 Action News at 816-932-4141.

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