WWII Hero's Medals Found Inside Goodwill Store
CHESTERFIELD - Officials with Goodwill are searching for relatives of a World War II veteran whose medals - including the Silver Star and Purple Heart - somehow wound up inside a suburban St. Louis Goodwill store.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Goodwill's director of loss prevention, Ron Scanlon, saw a shadow box on a bin Wednesday at the Chesterfield store and took a closer look. Inside, he found a picture of a smiling Marine surrounded by medals taped to a red velvet liner.
A scrap of paper told the story of Marine Sgt. James Joseph McKenzie, a former prisoner of war who performed heroism during a heavy artillery barrage from the Japanese in the Philippines.
It isn't clear how the box of medals ended up at Goodwill.