A long lost war medal has been returned to a family that didn’t know their father left it behind. It’s the work of the Illinois Treasure’s unclaimed property division.
The story begins with an abandoned safety deposit box and a purple heart inside. It belonged to a Peoria area decorated war veteran Edward Dunn, but it was a medal that Constance Barr said never knew he father had been awarded for his service in World War II.
So needless to say she was taken aback once she believed that the person she was talking to on the phone was really from the Treasurer’s office.
Barr says that she knew her late father had served but he didn’t offer up the whole story to his family and now she wishes she could talk to him about it.
The medal had been unclaimed since 1993. Barr says that everyone should check the I Cash website and see if anything is destined to be returned. The office currently has more than 100 unclaimed medals.