Found: 2013 Returned: 2013 Location: Hellertown, PA
In June of 2013, Purple Hearts Reunited was contacted by Wayne Ward, who had found a lost Purple Heart belonging to Daniel Petrovich. Petrovich, born in Hellertown, PA to Marko and Cecelia Petrovich, was a World War II veteran who served in the US Marine Corps and earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. After the war, Petrovich was a member of the American Legion in Pennsylvania.
Unfortunately, Petrovich passed away in April of 2007 at the age of 83, but with the help of Purple Hearts Reunited, the cherished lost medal was returned to his wife six years later.