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Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella Monday unveiled a new website from the Treasury that is solely dedicated to reuniting unclaimed military decorations with their rightful owners.
The new search function at www.patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property/medals allows users to search their names, or the name of a loved one, to see if the Treasury is holding a military decoration as unclaimed property. Users will also be able to look through a photo gallery of some of the decorations that are in the unclaimed property vault, as well as photos of medals that have been returned to their owners.
Torsella said military decorations are often reported to Treasury as contents held in a safe deposit box that has gone unclaimed or abandoned.
“Behind each military decoration held in Treasury’s unclaimed property vault, there is a story of sacrifice,” Torsella said in a news release. “It’s my hope that, with the use of technology, we are able to get more of these medals back where they belong — with the veterans and their families.”