The Purple Heart belonging to Charles W. Crabbe was found nearly a decade ago, tucked in a sofa in Florida.READ MORE: The 3 'Fates' Of 'Hadestown' Reflect On Broadway's Return And Their Love For NYC's Theater Community
Friday, it was turned over to the chairman of the National Purple Heart Honor Mission.
Crabbe’s obituary was in the medal’s box.READ MORE: New Musical 'Six' Back On Stage After Pandemic Forced Broadway's Closure On Opening Night
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.MORE NEWS: A Closer Look At This Year's Best Musical Nominees: 'Moulin Rouge', 'Tina' And 'Jagged Little Pill'
The medal will be part of a traveling Wall of Honor.