πŸ† HONORABLE MENTION 3 Bronze Medals Found, 3/24/2012 Returned to Owner 5/5/2012, 53 Years Later

K Zack

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I found these Medals at an old Home site on the River.
The Home is from the late 1800’s the house is long gone. This place has been used as a party and camping location for at least the last 35 years.

M.H.S.A.A
Holton High School
District
Basketball 1955 Champs Class D
Basketball 1956 Champs Class D
880 Relay 1954 3 Place Class D
These Medals are all on a little Sterling Sliver Chain.
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I had no luck at finding the Owner or even the School that they came from on my own.
So I contacted my old History teacher from Holton School, Mr. Rossiter.
Within 30 seconds he had the School nailed, about 5 minutes later he had it down to 4 people that the Medals could belong to.
Mr. Lyle Rossiter was a Member of the 1955 and 1956 Basketball Team but he did not run track and he also still has his Medals.
Just a little while later Mr. Rossiter stopped at my house and told me the Medals belong to Dave Burly.
Mr. Rossiter contacted Mr. Burly and gave him my phone number and Mr. Burly then contacted me.
Mr. Burly told me he would get with me as soon as he got back to Michigan.
Mr. Burly contacted me this morning and told me he was in Holton and if I had a minute or two he would love to come and pick up his Medals.
I told him how to get to my house and said I will see you in 5 minutes.

I gave the Medals back to Dave Burly, it made his day and mine also.
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Dave Burly is in the Blue Jacket




He thinks is was about 1959 when he lost the medals, 53 years later he has them back in his hands.

What a Great Day!!!!
Kevin


 

TommNJ

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Great job returning the lost medals :icon_thumright: !

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K Zack

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Honorable Mention, for sure. Search, discovery, research, return to owner; and pics: Perfect. Good job, Mr. Zack!!
Don....

Thanks Don
I enjoyed it.
Kevin
 
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K Zack

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Thank You Everyone,
I have been waiting to meet Dave Burly for over a month now.
A new friend.
Kevin
 

Erik in NJ

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Great story and awesome job too on returning the medals. I also vote "Honorable Mention!"
 

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No way. I remember seeing you finding those and thought they were so cool. being able to return them to the rightful owner is amazing - very well done!
 
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K Zack

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Great story and awesome job too on returning the medals. I also vote "Honorable Mention!"

Thank you
It was Great to find the owner of the Medals
Kevin
 
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K Zack

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No way. I remember seeing you finding those and thought they were so cool. being able to return them to the rightful owner is amazing - very well done!

I was almost sure there was no way I could find the owner, the truth is I did not. I just knew I had to try.
I owe a big Thanks to my old History teacher Mr. Lyle Rossiter, He put it all together.
Kevin
 

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Honorable Mention, for sure. Search, discovery, research, return to owner; and pics: Perfect. Good job, Mr. Zack!!
Don....

I agree, you went far beyond the norm to return those items.
Did you ask if he had any good places to detect?:unhappysmiley:
 
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I agree, you went far beyond the norm to return those items.
Did you ask if he had any good places to detect?:unhappysmiley:

Thank You Carl
No need to ask, Dave had a list of places that he would like to see me hunt.
He sat at the Kitchen Table and drew maps of what Holton used to look like.
It just might be a Great Summer.
Kevin
 

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Kudo's to you,Kevin, Thats what makes this a great hobby, Well Done! HH
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K Zack

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Kudo's to you,Kevin, Thats what makes this a great hobby, Well Done! HH
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Thank you Greg
I agree with you, this is what it is all about.
I get such a rush out of returning an item to its owner, and doing it at No Charge.
Life is Good.
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Well done!! :occasion14::occasion14: (Yup, you get two beers for this one)...
 

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Nice find, very cool story, great research, awesome outcome. :thumbsup:
 
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K Zack

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Well done!! :occasion14::occasion14: (Yup, you get two beers for this one)...

Been awhile since I had a Beer, Thank You, A Mic Light sounds Real Good.:icon_thumleft:
Thank you Papa Bear
Kevin
 

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