The Purple Heart belonging to Charles W. Crabbe was found nearly a decade ago, tucked in a sofa in Florida.
Friday, it was turned over to the chairman of the National Purple Heart Honor Mission.
Crabbe's obituary was in the medal's box.
He was shot down in a bombing mission over Germany in 1944. He grew up an only child in Rockville Centre.
There are no living relatives.
"I'm in absolute awe and humbled and unbelievably happy that I was able to bring it to where it should be," Florida resident Brenda Carlson said.
The medal will be part of a traveling Wall of Honor.
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