A Central New York Vietnam veteran who lost his Purple Heart medal years ago had it returned Tuesday.
Army Special Forces veteran Daniel Hunnicutt was presented with his original medal at a ceremony today in county legislature chambers.
He lost the medal in Portland, Oregon, where he returned from Vietnam. A contractor working on the back porch of a house discovered the medal in the dirt and took it to the local VA center. After deciphering the name, it made its way back to Hunnicutt here in New York.