Hyla Merin hugs Army Capt. Zachariah L. Fike, left, pins a Silver Star to her during a ceremony at her home, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The Silver Star along with several other medals including a Purple Heart that were presented posthumously to her father were recently discovered in an apartment where Merin's mother and aunts had once lived. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Hyla Merin hugs Army Capt. Zachariah L. Fike, left, pins a Silver Star to her during a ceremony at her home, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The Silver Star along with several other medals including a Purple Heart that were presented posthumously to her father were recently discovered in an apartment where Merin's mother and aunts had once lived.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Hyla Merin hugs Army Capt. Zachariah L. Fike, left, pins a Silver Star to her during a ceremony at her home, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The Silver Star along with several other medals including a Purple Heart that were presented posthumously to her father were recently discovered in an apartment where Merin's mother and aunts had once lived. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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