Zweifel launches website to track down owners of military medals

Aug 28, 2013

President Barack Obama awards the Purple Heart to a soldier standing at attention, April 7, 2009 at Camp Victory, Iraq
President Barack Obama awards the Purple Heart to a soldier standing at attention, April 7, 2009 at Camp Victory, Iraq
Credit Pete Souza / United States Government

Missouri state treasurer Clint Zweifel hopes some online assistance will help his office track down the rightful owners or family heirs of more than 120 abandoned military medals.

Zweifel promoted a new state law today that allows him to publicly share the names, last known addresses and other identifying information of possible medal owners. The unclaimed property includes three Purple Heart medals. The Purple Heart is one of the highest military honors.

Details about the unclaimed medals can be found online at www.treasurer.mo.gov/Military.