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This is a true patriot

February 16, 2012
Messenger News

The Columbus, Ohio, pawn shop where buyer Gary Chasin works probably could have made a tidy profit on the item a man found on the street and sold the store for $30.

It was a Purple Heart medal, awarded to members of the military who are wounded in action.

But Chasin didn't put it on the market at Uncle Sam's Pawn Shop. Instead, he's trying to find the family of its original owner, the late Leroy Bryant. Chasin thinks Bryant's family ought to get the medal back. Their loved one earned it by dying in combat overseas.

Here's hoping his search is successful.

Chasin did the right thing. Good for him.



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