Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs has reunited the Springfield family of a Korean War Vet with the Purple Heart he received more than sixty years ago. Treasurer Frerichs turned over the recovered Purple Heart earned by Army Corporal John Naylor to his daughter Barbara Ann Reynolds at the State Capitol. Frerichs hopes to have similar holiday stories in the future as he continues efforts to reunite veterans and their families with military honors they so richly deserved.
Naylor passed away in 2006 at the age of 75. The Treasurer's office continues efforts to return military medals and other property through the I-Cash program.