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Stolen military medal returned to Portland widow

May 27, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A stolen military metal has been found and returned to a Portland widow.

KATU-TV reports (http://is.gd/fqcao3 ) thieves took the medal awarded to George Szimonisz, as well as family pictures and documents, from a home storage unit two years ago. His wife, Carol, who lives in Northeast Portland.

On Monday, a couple contacted the television station to say they had found the medal with the veteran’s name engraved on it at a storage unit auction.

KATU found Szimonisz’s wife and delivered the medal and other items on Monday, Memorial Day.

Some of the pictures showed Szimonisz as a boy in Hungary, where he was born and before he and his family escaped in 1956.

His wife says he came to the United States and entered the U.S. Air Force. He received the medal named from another Hungarian soldier for excellence and loyalty.

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Information from: KATU-TV, http://www.katu.com/

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