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Apr 30

Kentucky War Hero Honored in Frankfort

FRANKFORT, KY (WTVQ)- A Kentucky war hero was honored this afternoon. Lieutenant Presley O’Bannon led a US marine raid to free American citizens held by Barbary pirates off the coast of North Africa in 1805. Today in Frankfort, a special ceremony for the marine who is from Logan county.

Lieutenant O’Bannon’s relative James O’Bannon says, “The fact that he went to a foreign country, was successful on his mission, President Thomas Jefferson sent him on. It gave the fighting spirit of the marines, and the fact that the marines always win.”

 

 

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