Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is encouraging veterans and their families to search for unclaimed war medals and military items. Operation Reunite researches the names from safe deposit boxes that were transferred to the treasurer’s office with military medals, ribbons, paperwork and more. Rutherford explains how these items can be lost:
The Capitol vault currently holds 110 military medals. The current list of Operation Reunite names is available at www.treasurer.il.gov.