WW II medal of Nebraska man found in Vermont

By: AP
By: AP

Milton, VT (AP) - A World War II service medal belonging to a Nebraska man could be on its way soon to the man's son after it was found hidden in a tree in the Vermont town of Milton.

It was discovered along with a number of unrelated medals in a VCR cassette on Green Up Day May 3.

In addition to the 1945 good conduct medal of Richard Gene Woody, there were commemorative coins, a Veterans of Foreign Wars medal from the 1930s, a Spanish American War Medal, a woman's Relief Corps Medal and a Civil War pay stub for a Chelsea man.

The medals were turned over to Zachariah Fike, the founder of the group Purple Hearts Reunited, who found Woody's son, Myron Gene Woody in Sidney, Nebraska.

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