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(KCCI)   High school students return Korean War era Purple Heart medal to recipient's family after medal was locked away in a school safe and forgotten about for a decade   (kcci.com) divider line 21
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2010-12-07 02:26:51 AM
"My insides are kind of going like this. I'm just excited to have it back," said Nola Curry, Hutton's sister.

That's really a visual comment, Mr. Journalist.
 
2010-12-07 02:32:18 AM
That headline gave me a stroke

/DNRTFA
 
2010-12-07 02:34:11 AM
"Three students who took up the mystery."

Fragment much?

Does that "journalist" even have an editor?
 
2010-12-07 02:34:53 AM
That reporter left me with more questions than answers. What a crappy story. Glad for the family, sad for the state of journalism.
 
2010-12-07 02:36:30 AM
When R.F. Hutton died no one listened.
 
2010-12-07 02:44:23 AM
How did the school get the medal if he never came home to leave it anywhere. Did his sister take it to show and tell and lose it? A niece or nephew? Did a lunatic custodian in the witness protection program steal it during his prior criminal escapades? He's missing in action (but they know where he is) and in HI (Hawaii I assume) waiting to be sent home (is he dead or alive? I assume dead since they say "sent", but maybe he's in jail or something).

They really solved that mystery!

/Who was in the monster suit again?
 
2010-12-07 02:49:24 AM
Oh yeah, and: (FTA) Hutton's parents passed away decades ago and he didn't have any other children.

His parents were his children? Does this make him his own Grandpa?

/No, don't post the lyrics dude. Damn it. Now I have to read those too.
 
2010-12-07 02:50:46 AM
Bullroarer_Took: Did a lunatic custodian in the witness protection program steal it during his prior criminal escapades? He's missing in action (but they know where he is) and in HI (Hawaii I assume) waiting to be sent home (is he dead or alive? I assume dead since they say "sent", but maybe he's in jail or something).

They really solved that mystery!

/Who was in the monster suit again?


1.bp.blogspot.com

I am the eyes and ears of this institution, my friends.
 
2010-12-07 02:51:05 AM
OMFG! Their ONLY clue was the mans vitals.

Richard E. Hutton, a Korean War veteran from Des Moines who was missing in action at age 19

These kids are friggin GENIUS!!!

Or, the more adult response.

You did not give a fark about him when he was alive, why start now? If you did, you'd kick out the muslims and reclaim the country he died for.
 
2010-12-07 02:54:09 AM
TedNigma: OMFG! Their ONLY clue was the mans vitals.

Richard E. Hutton, a Korean War veteran from Des Moines who was missing in action at age 19

These kids are friggin GENIUS!!!


Yeah I noted how TFA played up that effort as some sort of Scooby Doo work.

That, and the thick string of govt paperwork that precedes the issuance of such an award.
 
2010-12-07 02:55:58 AM
Oznog: Bullroarer_Took: Did a lunatic custodian in the witness protection program steal it during his prior criminal escapades? He's missing in action (but they know where he is) and in HI (Hawaii I assume) waiting to be sent home (is he dead or alive? I assume dead since they say "sent", but maybe he's in jail or something).

They really solved that mystery!

/Who was in the monster suit again?



I am the eyes and ears of this institution, my friends.


Good one! I was thinking:
www.kinoweb.de
 
2010-12-07 03:05:08 AM
Bullroarer_Took: His parents were his children? Does this make him his own Grandpa?

He did do the nasty in the pasty.
 
2010-12-07 04:07:10 AM
craig.purplestateofmind.com
Yeah? I blow a hole in your face and then I go in the house... and I sleep like a baby. You can count on that. We used to stack farks like you five feet high in Korea... use ya for sandbags.
 
2010-12-07 05:59:00 AM
did a high school student write that story? jeeeeezus
 
2010-12-07 06:03:01 AM
comment from the story:

I am a niece of Richard E. Hutton, Who died for his country over in korea, about 5-6 years ago there was remains found in Korea and my Uncle ralph hutton gave a DNA sample to match the remains up to richard E. hutton. when the results came back we was waiting for mu uncle ralph to get better so he could bring him home. unfortunatlly my uncle Ralph has since passed. we are now in a loop hole still waiting for the final step to where he can be barried with full honors here at home.
... He is in HI because his brother (Which Would Be My Great Uncle Raulph) that lived in Guam was gunna go and get him. But He Passed away a few months ago and never got the chance to get him. Im not entirely sure upon how long his remains have been in HI.
 
2010-12-07 06:13:38 AM
Just in time for round two.
 
2010-12-07 06:32:27 AM
savage819: comment from the story:

I am a niece of Richard E. Hutton, Who died for his country over in korea, about 5-6 years ago there was remains found in Korea and my Uncle ralph hutton gave a DNA sample to match the remains up to richard E. hutton. when the results came back we was waiting for mu uncle ralph to get better so he could bring him home. unfortunatlly my uncle Ralph has since passed. we are now in a loop hole still waiting for the final step to where he can be barried with full honors here at home.
... He is in HI because his brother (Which Would Be My Great Uncle Raulph) that lived in Guam was gunna go and get him. But He Passed away a few months ago and never got the chance to get him. Im not entirely sure upon how long his remains have been in HI.


Thanks for posting this! I did not read the comments and all of my questions are answered there. I am glad this medal has made it back to his loved ones.

I hope this reporter will realize that the story here was not a story about a lost Purple Heart. That is but a small part of a much bigger story. The story here is the tale of this lost soldier who is still trying to make it home; his mother and father are now gone, never knowing what had happened to their son; his family now know more details, and they know where he is, but have not yet been able to bring him back. I hope that the publicity they are now receiving will bring help to expedite his quick return home.

You're nearly at the end of your journey, Mr. Hutton. Thank you for your service, godspeed, and may you soon be resting easy near the ones you love--and the ones that love you.
 
2010-12-07 06:38:43 AM
Sid Deuces: When R.F. Hutton died no one listened.

Came to say this.
/Shakes tiny fist

/Is this thing on??
//SCREEECCCHHH
 
2010-12-07 07:00:15 AM
PenguinCam: That headline gave me a stroke

/DNRTFA


about for?
 
2010-12-07 09:22:23 AM
phrawgh: Yeah? I blow a hole in your face and then I go in the house... and I sleep like a baby. You can count on that. We used to stack farks like you five feet high in Korea... use ya for sandbags.

I just watched that for the first time last night. It was like watching a documentary on my dad, except the car was different and we had a gas mower.
 
2010-12-07 09:31:07 AM
phrawgh: Yeah? I blow a hole in your face and then I go in the house... and I sleep like a baby. You can count on that. We used to stack farks like you five feet high in Korea... use ya for sandbags.

Came in looking for the Walt Kowalski reference, leaving satisfied.

/Salute to all military personnel, active or veteran.
 
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