A plaque that contains medals, from left, the Bronze Star, the Purple 

A plaque that contains medals, from left, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal are seen after they were presented to Hyla Merin along with a Silver Star by Army Capt. Zachariah L. Fike, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, during a ceremony at her home in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The medals were presented posthumously to her father after recently being discovered in an apartment where Merin's mother and aunts had once lived. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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A plaque that contains medals, from left, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal are seen after they were presented to Hyla Merin along with a Silver Star by Army Capt. Zachariah L. Fike, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, during a ceremony at her home in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The medals were presented posthumously to her father after recently being discovered in an apartment where Merin's mother and aunts had once lived. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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