The Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to service members, representing being wounded or killed in action. Which is why when a dog dug up a Purple Heart in a backyard in Colorado, it was so important to get it back to it's rightful owner.

10 years ago, Smuckers dug up a Purple Heart belonging to Army Cpl. Richmond L. Litman, now it will be returned to his family. Litman was awarded the medal after being wounded in South Korea in 1950, he passed away in 1990 and used to live a block away from where the Heart was found.

Litman's step-daughter was found thanks to an organization called Purple Hearts Reunited that works to return the medals to their rightful owners.

Read the full story at The Denver Post.