County Clerk Seeks To Return Unclaimed Historic WWI Medals to Vets’ Families
Kendall County WWI medal

Kendall County, IL Clerk of the Circuit Court Matthew Prochaska, while digitizing court records from the turn of the 20th century, found a box of unclaimed World War I medals that were issued by the Kendall County Board in 1919 to all Kendall County veterans who served in the World War from 1917 to 1919. Efforts are now underway to locate the families of the eleven veterans whose medals, in the original packaging, were found in the court file.

Click here to read more about this historical discovery, and the county’s efforts to “get these medals returned to the heroes who earned them.”