On 03 June 2016, Purple Hearts Reunited was contacted by a Mr. Paulo Silva, who found a Purple Heart Coin on the beaches of Portugal and wanted to return it to it’s owner.
Engraved on the coin was the name, Eric Mackintosh, and words, Vietnam, 1965 & 1970.
With a little detective work, Purple Hearts Reunited was able to locate Mr. Mackintosh and made contact to inform him of the discovery.
Mr. Mackintosh, who lives in Angel Camp, California, had lost he coin 5 years ago while on vacation with his wife. Needless to say, he is very happy to have the coin back in his life.
Special thanks to Paulo for going the distance to return this coin some 5,000 miles away.