Most Shared

Weather Alert

Flood Warning, High Wind Warning & Wind Advisory

Flood warning remains in effect for Wyoming, & Genesee Counties through 4:15pm Tuesday. High Wind Warning in effect through 4am Tuesday in Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, & Wyoming Counties. Wind advisory in Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, & Yates Counties through 4am Tuesday.

WHAM13 - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Mystery NY Purple Heart to go to vet's family

Buffalo, N.Y. (AP) - A Purple Heart medal that ended up at a western New York Goodwill store will soon be returned to the family of the World War II soldier who earned it.

Goodwill employee Richard Zuehlke found the medal while unpacking donations in Lockport in June. With it was a photo of Pvt. James Roland.

Goodwill posted both on Facebook, leading a member of the Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle organization to begin searching for Roland's family. She found a cousin - Westover, Pa. Mayor Mary Roland Struble.

Goodwill will give the medal to the Patriot Guard on Tuesday. They'll present it to Struble at Roland's gravesite in Westover on Saturday.

Roland was killed at Anzio, Italy in 1944. He once worked in New York, but how the medal got to Goodwill is a mystery.

 
Advertise with us!

Contests

Washington Times