Service members' medals are often found in basements and attics or lost in estate sales. If they wind up in, pawn shops or antique shops then they were probably stolen.

Zachariah Fike, a captain in the Vermount National Guard, is on a mission to return lost or stolen purple heart medals to families.  He created Purple Hearts Reunited in 2012 and has accumulated over 300 medals to give back to their families.

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