Man Finds Discarded Purple Heart On The Street, Then A Mission Is Underway…

Finding a piece of history is truly something sensational, but when one man found this purple heart medal lying on the street, he knew that he had to help return it to its rightful owner. But it was what was written on the back of the heart medal that really got this man’s mind racing…

It’s not everyday that you find a discarded medal of a hero on the side of the road, but when Joseph “Dusty” Ridlon, a retired plumber from the outskirts of New York found this incredibly rare object, he knew he had to do what he could to get it back to where it belonged. The words written on the back of the medal were the main thing that spurred Dusty on…

The Incredible Story Of The Lost Purple Heart

When Dusty found this purple heart medal, he had to contact a lot of people to try and get it back to where it belonged. And it seemed that after he handed it in, other people understood the importance and value of the medal – it was something truly special. After half a century of being missing, so many people worked towards making sure the medal returned to its rightful owner.

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