Quilt Maker Ends Purple Heart Military Mystery

A Georgia woman traced a discarded medal to the sister of a soldier who died in World War II.
0:46 | 05/03/13

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A treasure from an American hero somehow landed on the trash but thanks to one resourceful woman and finally ended up in the right hands. This purple heart. You imagine found in the garbage from an Athens Georgia apartment complex is awarded 1945. To Luther Sullivan who was killed during world war two and after passing through several lands a woman who makes quilts of the VA hospital in North Carolina. Decided to unravel the mystery she searched the Internet and she found Sullivan's only surviving sister. She was just crying. She cannot believe that somebody had found that the purple heart and was willing to look him up to get back to they have. -- -- purple heart his decision great looking metal -- his sister also received other mementos including a letter her brother wrote to their mother.

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