May 30, 2022

The Quest to Find a Lost Purple Heart

by The Journal

A Marine died in Fallujah at the height of the Iraq War. Years later, his family found out his Purple Heart was listed on an auction site. WSJ's Ben Kesling, who once served in the same company as the Marine, tells the story of how he helped track it down. This episode was originally published in July 2021.

Further Reading:

- I Thought I Was Done With Iraq. Then a Fellow Marine’s Purple Heart Turned Up at Auction. 

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