ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Updated at 11:25 a.m., 11/1/2017: MERS Goodwill officials say they have reunited a box of World War II medals, including a Purple Heart, with the family of the man who had earned them in the war. Goodwill officials said Wednesday that Natalya Cox, the widow of Dr. Marvin L. Cox, had been cleaning their home and donating items to Goodwill when she accidentally donated the medals as well. Dr. Cox passed away in 2009.
From previous story: Officials with MERS Goodwill of St. Louis are hoping to reunite a box full of World War Two medals … including a Purple Heart … with their owner, or the owner’s family. The medals are believed to have belonged to Marvin L. Cox who may have been a doctor in Belleville.
Ron Scanlon with Goodwill in St. Louis says once in awhile they come across items they think may have been accidentally donated.
Scanlon says the medals are being held at the Goodwill headquarters downtown on Locust Street. Anyone with information is asked to contact the local Goodwill office at (314) 241-3464. Otherwise, Scanlon says they’ll turn over the medals to Jefferson Barracks.