State Treasurer Encourages Missourians to Help Return Unclaimed Military Medals
Wed, 11/18/2020 - 1:46pm admin
Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is encouraging Missourians to search the Unclaimed Property database for unclaimed military medals and insignia. The Treasurer’s Office currently holds 233 military medals and insignia including five purple hearts, four bronze stars, and 90 other service medals.
“As we honor and remember America’s military veterans, I want to remind Missourians of the over 200 military medals and insignia currently being held by the Unclaimed Property Division,” Fitzpatrick said. “It is the Treasurer’s Office policy to never sell or dispose of these medals—and it is a priority to return them to their rightful owners. I encourage Missourians to search the list and see if you recognize a name. Together, we can get these medals returned to the heroes who earned them. As always, we thank America’s military veterans for their service to this great country.”
Each year financial institutions, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations turn over millions of dollars in cash, securities, and the contents of safe deposit boxes to the Treasurer's Office. These entities are required to turn over Unclaimed Property to the Treasurer's Office after there has been no contact or documented transaction with the owner for five years. The contents of safe deposit boxes often contain family heirlooms and keepsakes. Some of the most precious items recovered are military medals and insignia.
A full list of medals, names, and last known addresses of the safe deposit box owners can be found at ShowMeMoney.com/medals.