A Missouri Vietnam War veteran has finally received recognition for his bravery.
With the help of Senator Clair McCaskill, Walter Sitzwohl was awarded the Purple Heart he earned after being wounded while on patrol in 1969. Sitzwohl's wife Tomme contacted Senator McCaskill in July and the Senator's office opened a case on behalf of the army veteran. McCaskill is a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. The 65 year old Sitzwohl served nearly two years in Vietnam.
After reviewing its records, the Army determined Sitzwohl should have been awarded the Purple Heart Medal for injuries sustained in combat.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Missouri state treasurer hopes some online assistance will help his office track down the rightful owners or family heirs of more than 120 abandoned military medals.
Treasurer Clint Zweifel came to St. Louis Wednesday morning to promote a new state law 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, one of the highest military honors.
Details about the unclaimed medals can be found at the state treasurer's website.