Dog Returns Long-Lost Purple Heart to Veteran's Family

April 1, 2015 5:10 PM

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In 2004, Smuckers, a Labrador and golden retriever mix, was digging in his backyard for worms and other goodies when he found a true treasure: a Purple Heart.

Smuckers's parents, Denver natives Steve Jankousky and Tom Unterwagner, worked hard to find the family of Richmond L. Litman, a Korean War hero. But, it wasn’t until they heard about the Vermont organization Purple Hearts Reunited that they were able to connect with Litman's family.

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