PLYMOUTH, Mass. – A Massachusetts man says his father is a world War ii Purple Heart stolen earlier this year has returned, perhaps by a thief who had an “attack of conscience.”
Paul Curtis tells The Patriot Ledger (http://bit.ly/2hYO7eT ) that the medal was stolen along with the computers, jewelry and musical instruments during a break-in at his Plymouth home in April.
It is mysteriously back on his front walkway a few weeks ago.
The medal was earned by his father, Army 1st Lt. Robert Curtis, at the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. Curtis was seriously injured when a grenade exploded near him, that he almost died and spent six months in the hospital. He died In 1991 at the age of 73.
His son said the medal is an heirloom, he is glad to be back.
Information from: The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger, http://www.patriotledger.com