Operation Reunite attempts to return military items to veterans, families

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois treasurer Dan Rutherford is once again attempting to give veterans and their families a chance to reclaim lost military items left in unclaimed safe-deposit boxes in an effort known as "Operation Reunite."

According to Rutherford, the military medals, dog tags, ribbons, and paperwork may have been placed into safe-deposit boxes by people who have since moved or passed away.  He also says the Capitol vault inside the state treasurer's office currently holds 120 unclaimed military medals.

For more information, visit Operation Reunite's website, located at http://icash.illinois.gov/search_other_assets_military.asp. ; The website contains a list of people last associated with the safe-deposit boxes or military items.
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