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Longtime Muscogee County community figure passes away

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A longtime community leader and activist in the valley has passed away. 

Owen Ditchfield died following a battle with cancer. He was 76 years old. 

Ditchfield was a Vietnam veteran who served on the Muscogee County School Board and as president of South Columbus Concerned Citizens' Group. 

He was also a dedicated volunteer at the National Infantry Museum, where every Christmas, he served as the Polar Express train conductor. 

He is survived by his wife, four children, and nine grandchildren. 

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