Ste. Genevieve man returns medals to veteran's family

(Source: Kelsey Anderson, KFVS)
(Source: Kelsey Anderson, KFVS)

STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A man from Ste. Genevieve is trying to track down a military service member's family after finding a shadow box of military medals.

The medals and ribbons belong to Gunnery Sergeant Bradley L. Jones who served in the Marines.

The shadow box was found by a man who was helping clean out abandoned storage units.

Funeral Director Drew Cole reached out to KFVS and said he performed Sgt. Bradley Jones' funeral and wanted to help return the medals to Jones' family.

Mark Krigbaum plans to return the medal to Jones' mother.

According to Jones' mother, he served in the Marines for 16 years and died in 2015.

He had forgotten about it, so when he moved to another home they found the box and wanted to locate the owner.

Mark Krigbaum posted a photo of it on Facebook and within 24 hours a correspondent with Congressman Jason Smith's office called him to help track down the veteran.

"The congressman's office was able to find that Mr. Jones had passed away so I guess now we're hoping to find the next of kin and be able to return these medals and ribbons to them so they have something to remember him by," said Krigbaum.

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