Find Opa’s Medals

imageMilan Dungjen, my Opa (grandpa), spent 20 years in the United States Army, serving in both World War II and Korea. For his service, he was awarded 13 medals, including two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. He was shot in Korea. He spent two years in an overseas hospital recovering. During his hospitalization doctors told him they wanted to amputate his arm. He told them, as the story goes, that if he was going to lose his arm, he’d lose it in the same place he got it: America. Last year, nine years after Opa’s death at age 85, Oma realized his medals were missing. This is my family’s mission to find them, wherever they might be, and bring them home. HOW YOU CAN HELP.

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