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.