A North Carolina congressman helped track down and return medals belonging to an Army private killed in Germany during the late stages of World War II.
Jean Brady, Vick's sister, was 8 when her brother was killed, WTVD reported. She has maintained a collection of artifacts from her brother's career, but his World War II victory medal and honorable service lapel -- both awarded posthumously -- have been missing for nearly 75 years, the television station reported.
Brady spoke with U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, at the Moore County's annual Ronald Reagan Dinner in Pinehurst, The Pilot reported. Hudson offered to have his staff track down the medals.
A staff member contacted Brady last week to tell her the medals, had been found, the newspaper reported.
"When his office called and told me they had (my brother's) medal, I was so excited I was bouncing off the wall," Brady told The Pilot.
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