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WWII medals returned to veteran’s daughter

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Posted at 7:14 AM, Feb 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-19 07:15:13-05

West Hollywood, Ca. - A southern California woman can finally honor the father she never knew.

Someone found his World War II medals and returned them to her.

Hyla Merin's father died in 1945, right before she was born. His World War II medals, including a Purple Heart and Silver Stars, had been missing for nearly 70 years.

About four months ago, an apartment manager in west Hollywood found the medals while going through old storage lockers.

Merin received them on Sunday. Her father was a second lieutenant in the army.