Minnesota family pleads with foundation to return a fallen uncle's Medal of Honor

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I’m trying to avoid being “triggered” by this story, but the medal is not even being displayed. Why not give it back?

For years, the Courtney family and the St. Louis County Historical Society have pleaded with the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge to return or briefly loan them the medal for the newly renovated museum’s Henry Courtney exhibit.

No, the foundation board told them.

One of Courtney’s sisters, worried that the medal would end up forgotten in an attic, donated it to the foundation back in the 1980s.

It’s their medal now.

http://www.startribune.com/minnesot...rn-a-fallen-uncle-s-medal-of-honor/504920972/
 

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OK I can see them not returning the medal because it was given away such a long time ago now, though I'd disagree. But the refusal to loan it out is another thing entirely since that is common practice for museums to do. Baffling.
 
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