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Military I.D. from 1950s found

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Posted at 4:51 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 16:55:24-05

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (LEX 18) — A military I.D. from the 1950's has been found in a building in Lawrenceburg. The people who found it, are searching for the man's family.

The card symbolizes a piece of Kentucky history. This military I.D. card belongs to Carl A. Harvey and was issued on September 3, 1954. While a construction worker was renovating a building, he found the card, along with beer and bourbon bottles in the wall. Then he gave the card to the tourism office to help find Harvey's family.

"He was from over around Nicholasville. We found some possible relatives online over there, but we haven't been able to contact any of them but hopefully there's somebody around that still knows who he is," Kendall Clinton, tourism director, said.

Clinton took to Facebook to get the word out. Since, his post has been shared multiple times, while people have suggested possible family, they haven't had any luck.

"Really nothing other than his name, when he was born, when he died and where he was from. Why his I.D. is inside of a building wall in Lawrenceburg, we have no idea."

If you are family of Carl Harvey or know someone who may be connected, you're asked to contact the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Tourism Office.