November 11, 2011 – CBS 2 News at 6AM and WBBM Newsradio

Some of America’s heroes have been separated from the medals they earned by serving our country, and Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is on a mission to reunite them.

Rutherford’s office 200 unclaimed war medals and ribbons, including 15 Purple Hearts and an award that dates back to the Spanish-American War in the 1890s.

Rutherford says veterans, military members, and family members who are missing medals and awards should go to this page on office’s Web site. A list of people with a connection to the unclaimed medals can be found at the site.

Click here to watch Rutherford’s appearance on the CBS 2 Morning News, and learn more about Operation Reunite.

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