The Purple Heart is a medal earned by someone injured or killed while serving with the U.S. military. My father-in-law, Bruce Sundlun was awarded one for his valor in World War II, after being shot down and injured over Nazi occupied Belgium. He died four years ago, and just recently we looked at a box of medals given to my wife Kara after he passed. In that box, along with Bruce’s medals, we found the Purple Heart shown above.
Who is Frank Langham and why did my father-in-law have his Purple Heart? The name doesn’t ring a bell with anyone in my wife’s family, and he doesn’t show up in a Purple Heart registry. To the best of our knowledge he didn’t serve with Kara’s dad, but perhaps they met somewhere while Bruce was on the run eluding Hitler’s forces.
Do you know a Frank Langham or his family? We’d love to return the medal to its rightful owner and perhaps learn how it ended up with Bruce.
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