State treasurer trying to reunite veterans, medals
SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) – Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford says his office is 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 medals 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 since have moved.
More information about the effort can be found online at http://www.treasurer.il.gov by clicking on the link labeled “Operation Reunite.” That section lists the names of people last connected with the boxes.
Rutherford says he hopes someone will recognize the names so the items can be returned.