Ret12B40 sends us a link to the story of two brothers, Michael and Mauro Mazzariello, 11 and 8 respectively, who found some medals in an antique shop that belonged to someone they’d never met and they decided to return the medals to the family where they belonged;
The purple heart, bronze star and good conduct awards they found in the tiny New York shop belonged to the namesake of Asheville, N.C.’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a recipient of the United States’ highest military honor, the medal of honor.
“We went in looking for a G.I. Joe Real American Hero and came out with a real American hero,” the 6th grader Michael said.
The Mazzariello boys got to see the awards united with George’s family at a Veteran’s Day ceremony in North Carolina on Monday.
“It was the most satisfying moment of my life, to finally give the medals back to them,” Michael said.
I figured you’d like this one because it’s so rarely that we see someone return someone else’s valor.