Schmitt Encourages Missourians To Help Vets Reconnect Unclaimed Medals With Owners
State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is encouraging Missourians to honor fallen veterans over Memorial Day weekend by helping his office reconnect unclaimed military medals with their rightful owners.
The unclaimed property division is currently looking to identify the owners of 84 medals and 123 insignia. Medals and insignia held by the state treasurer’s office come from safety deposit boxes that have been turned over after five years of inactivity or no contact from the owner.
These medals belong to the heroes who earned them, and my office works tirelessly to get them returned as quickly as possible,” Schmitt said. “As we honor our fallen heroes over Memorial Day weekend, I encourage all Missourians to take a few minutes to look through unclaimed military medals to see if they have any information that might help us reconnect these items with their rightful owners.”
Pictures of military medals and insignia that have been turned over to the Unclaimed Property Division are paired with the names and addresses of the last known owners on www.treasurer.mo.gov/military. The list includes 207 items and is searchable by name, city, county and medal type.
These items are a small part of the more than $900 million of Unclaimed Property protected by Treasurer Schmitt. One in ten Missourians have Unclaimed Property and the average return is around $300. Individuals, businesses and local governments can search for their Unclaimed Property on www.ShowMeMoney.com.