Family comes forward to claim Purple Heart found in Denver yard

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Richmond Litman (Courtesy of the family)

Richmond Litman (Courtesy of the family)

DENVER -- A purple heart medal dug up in a Denver back yard a decade ago may finally be returned to its rightful owners.

Last night after a FOX31 Denver story ran on the discovery of the Purple Heart medal belonging to Army veteran Cpl. Richmond Litman, his daughter reached out.

Purple Hearts Reunited, the foundation which reunites military medals with family members of those who have served, got a call just before midnight Sunday from a woman who says she is the daughter of Cpl. Litman.

She provided this picture of her father, who she said was wounded in the Korean War.

The PHR foundation is planning a ceremony in Denver next week to finally return the medal.

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