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Illinois treasurer Dan Rutherford (ROOTH'-ur-furd) is again trying to reunite veterans and their families with lost military medals, ribbons, dog tags and paperwork left in unclaimed safe-deposit boxes.

Rutherford says his office has 120 unclaimed military metals in the Capitol vault in Springfield.

He says some of the material may have been put in a safe-deposit box by people who eventually died or who have since moved.

Rutherford's has named the effort to connect the medals with their former owners "Operation Reunite."

A website for the effort can be found at treasurer.il.gov. The Operation Reunite section lists people last connected with the boxes.

Rutherford says he hopes someone will recognize the names, so the items can be returned.

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