Deceased soldier's Purple Heart found, returned to daughter
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Carson City, NV (KTNV) -- It took more than a decade to find her, but now the daughter of a fallen World War II soldier has some of her father's prized possessions.
Peggy Eddington-Smith lives near Carson City. Her father's gold medals were in someone else's home who found them and wanted to track Peggy down.
"I did not know he was honored so much," said Eddington-Smith. "I guess I knew about the Purple Heart but thought it was thrown away."
Private John Eddington received the bronze star metal, the gold star flag and the Purple Heart before being killed in Italy in 1944.