WWII

Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr returns WWII military medals to the family of Joseph R. Foster. Pictured, from left, are Colonel Jason Glass; Denzel Washington, husband of Melisa Washington; David Foster; Melisa Washington; Treasurer Lillard; Commissioner Tommy H. Baker; Joseph Williams, chief of staff for Gov. Bill Lee; and John Gabriel, director of Unclaimed Property Division.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr. returned four missing WWII military medals to the family of Joseph R. Foster.

The Tennessee Department of Treasury, Division of Unclaimed Property, was able to connect with the medal recipient’s daughter, Melisa Foster Washington, thanks to a Treasury social media campaign initially launched around Veterans’ Day in 2021.