“I couldn’t believe it,” said Vietnam veteran Gus Allbritton. “How did something as small as that medal turn up after 38 years?”

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    01/17/2022 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • For Shakopee man, grandfather's long lost WWI Purple Heart is best Christmas present
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  • Purple Heart stolen from Vietnam vet returned nearly 40 years later: 'I couldn't believe it'
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    12/29/2019 - 12:35 am | View Link
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    Cpl. Edward J. Ryan was just 22 when he was killed in 1945. His Purple Heart, awarded posthumously, was lost for 76 years. Black WWII veteran who was denied Purple Heart finally gets it at 99 ...
    04/9/2015 - 12:57 pm | View Link
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