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DSL encourages vets, heirs to investigate possible unclaimed medals or military insignia at agency - 11/05/19

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Ken Armstrong, Public Affairs Specialist, 503-986-5228, mstrong@state.or.us">ken.armstrong@state.or.us

Nov 5, 2019

DSL encourages vets, heirs to investigate possible unclaimed medals or military insignia at agency

SALEM, Ore. – In recognition of Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11, the Oregon Department of State Lands encourages veterans or their heirs to check in with DSL’s Unclaimed Property program to see if they have military medals or insignia to claim that are under state stewardship.

“Our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much, and these medals and insignia are physical representations of that sacrifice and their service,” said DSL Director Vicki Walker. “We have several pieces in our care, and that’s why on this Veteran’s Day we want to make a special push to help reunite vets and their families with these highly significant keepsakes.”

To search for military medals and insignia reported as unclaimed property to Oregon, go to https://www.oregon.gov/dsl/Money/Pages/MilitaryMedals.aspx. To look into filing a general claim for unclaimed property, go to https://oregon.findyourunclaimedproperty.com/.

About the State Land Board and the Department of State Lands: The State Land Board consists of Governor Kate Brown, Secretary of State Bev Clarno and State Treasurer Tobias Read. The Department of State Lands administers diverse natural and fiscal resources. Many of the resources generate revenue for the Common School Fund, such as state-owned rangelands and timberlands, waterway leases, estates for which no will or heirs exist, and unclaimed property. Twice a year, the agency distributes fund investment earnings to support K-12 public schools. The agency also administers Oregon’s Removal-Fill Law, which requires people removing or filling certain amounts of material in waters of the state to obtain a permit.



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