Military medals yet to be claimed at state capitol

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The Illinois state capitol currently holds about 120 unclaimed military medals.

Veterans and their families can search for unclaimed war medals and military items through Operation Reunite, a program that searches the names from safe deposit boxes that were transferred to the treasurer’s office with military medals, ribbons and paperwork.

The current list of Operation Reunite names is available on the treasurer’s website.

“I am delighted that we have reunited families with these priceless heirlooms during the course of my administration through Operation Reunite,” said Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford in a statement. “I hope that this reminder on Veterans Day brings attention to other medals that we still have in our custody.” 

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