TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Some possessions are passed from generation to generation. Others are hard earned. One Tupelo family is trying to return a lost deployment ring from Operation Desert Storm.
The ring one Vardaman couple found has been out of its owner's possession for years.
Now, Katie Turner said it’s time for the ring to find its way back home.
“We have a strong military presence in our family, and we just feel that it is the right thing to do,” Turner said.
She works at Barnes Crossing Hyundai Mazda in Tupelo. She said she moved into a new department and was loading her belongings into her new desk when she found this in one of the drawers.
“There’s really no telling where it came from,” she said.
That was about two years ago. After having no luck finding the owner then, she all but gave up. Now, she and her husband are on the search once again to find the ring's owner.
“We’ve been told that there’s no way to tell based on the initials that are in it who it could be, um, we’ve been told to sell it for scrap metal,” Turner said.
D - A - N is inscribed on the ring’s underside, along with a date of 1981 – 1992. on the side of the ring, it says Southwest Asia Service.
Turner said her family’s history in the military makes her want to find the ring’s owner even more.
“I just think it’s the right thing to do. Make my day,” she said.
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