Stolen Purple Heart Found In Trash Reunites With Family

“It was like having a piece of my dad returned” says Vivian Frederick, upon meeting up with a homeless couple who found her father’s Purple Heart medal among trash and drug paraphernalia in an abandoned RV. Derral G. Tarrance, who died in 2011, was awarded the medal for his service during the Korean War. It turns out that the medal, along with his urn and a memorial flag were stolen from his family’s home in Utah three months ago.

The medal somehow made its way up to Portland,


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