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Purple Heart found at Fulton Co. apartment complex

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FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -

Fulton County police are returning a lost Purple Heart medal to loved ones of a deceased World War II veteran.

A citizen found the Purple Heart at an apartment complex off Old National Highway and turned it into police at the nearby precinct.

Officers tried to find its owner, but then contacted the Purple Heart Foundation, who was able to track down family.

The niece of deceased Army Pvt. Robert L. Swinson lives in South Carolina.

Atlanta Police Officer Donald Adams says she  is thrilled  that she'll receive the prestigious Purple Heart that belonged to her brave uncle.

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