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Family of Vietnam Soldier Finally Receives Medals of Honor 42 Years Later

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Medals earned by a Vietnam Soldier from Northern Michigan, have finally been received by his family--42 years later.

Doug Tanner of Petoskey was killed in the war, in 1970, at the age of 20.

Relatives in the Petoskey Area recently received a box with his medals, including a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

A brother, Mark Tanner of Alanson says the medals were discovered in a basement, in Georgia.

He tells the Petoskey News-Review that the home belonged to a Defense Department Official, who was supposed to send the medals to the Tanner Family.

The box was found by relatives of the now deceased official, while going through his possessions.

Mark Tanner says there still are many unanswered questions, but that the story has a "happy ending."