Corrado Piccoli’s sisters had no idea his Purple Heart medal, awarded posthumously after the 20-year-old was killed in action in 1944, was even missing.
But 65 years later, after the medal was purchased in an antique store, the buyer had an idea that it belonged to someone special, and vowed to find its original owner.
“I really felt like he was talking to me throughout the process,” Zachariah Fike told The Associated Press, after the culmination of a yearlong search.
Now he has gained a loving family based on his kind actions.
(READ the story in the Huffington Post)