Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs’ office is returning a long lost World War II Purple Heart Medal. The medal belonged to Corporal Edward Dunn of Peoria, who passed away in 1970. Treasurer Frerichs says his office received the award as unclaimed property several years ago, and is thrilled to finally be able to reunite the keepsake with Dunn’s daughter.
The Treasurer’s office currently has more than 100 unclaimed military medals. They are never auctioned off and kept until the owners or family members are found.