In honor of his 95th birthday, William Takacs has been awarded six medals for his service in World War II.
According to News Channel 5 Takacs' daughter, Carol Fouch, knew he deserved medals he had not received.
"He had the purple heart that they had awarded him, but none of the other ones."
The former tank driver was bestowed the medals Thursday by Congressman Jim Renacci, Takacs now has seven medals adding to his purple heart that was awarded to him at his time of service.
"When I asked him about it, because we had to fill out some paper work and he said, yeah i was supposed to get some stuff he said but i never got it" said Fouch.
Akron Police are on the lookout for a suspected thief or thieves who stole items from a self-storage unit including a Purple Heart.
WKYC-TV reports a unit inside the Boyle Street Self-Storage was pried open and several items were turned up missing including purses, a DVD player, a 40-inch TV, an American flag, various family photos and the Purple Heart according to police.
Authorities say the name of the unit's owner has not yet been released at this time.
The Purple Heart is awarded to U.S. military veterans who are wounded by an enemy's instrument of war. It is also given posthumously to close family members in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action.
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