State hopes to return medals to owners

State hopes to return medals to owners

SPRINGFIELD -- One of the biggest honors a service member can get is a special medal. But some people have lost theirs over the years.
SPRINGFIELD -- One of the biggest honors a service member can get is a special medal. But some people have lost theirs over the years.

The Illinois state vault has more than 200 military medals, ribbons and awards inside. The state wants to return them to their owners.

Some date as far back as the Spanish-American War. There's even a Purple Heart there.

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