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My U.S. favorite find for March 2021 is the WWII Purple Heart Medal, found by Matt M. from Michigan with his AT Pro.

Matt’s success story: This has to be my favorite find to date! I found the Purple Heart medal at a home in Michigan. The home site has been in the same family since the early 1800’s and after taking a few photos I returned this honorable war metal back to the family who’s loved one honored and sacrificed for our amazing country. I’ve visited this site several times over the last two years and have recovered many great artifacts with my AT PRO.

On March 19th I had a repeatable tone that sounded larger than a coin. I dug a good size plug and popped it from the yard. As I flipped the plug over I noticed an object slide down and land on the grass. It was the Purple Heart which was at a depth of approximately 8 inches. Believed to be from WWII the family and I are still trying to locate the recipient of the medal after roughly 80 years. I’ve attached another image with the medal and the plug as it was before I touched it. If you look, you can actually see the heart impression on the top (bottom) of the plug. Thank you for your time and God bless.

Matt M. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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