COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)- Friday was an emotional day at the Air Force Academy for a World War II veteran who had a prestigious medal stolen.
Frank Macon was a Tuskegee Airmen. He was awarded the Congressional Tuskegee Airmen Medal of Honor four years ago. Someone stole it from his home in June.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Summer Could See Big Decline In Cases
“To have it back in my hands again, I just can’t express the great feeling that I have,” said Macon.Colorado Company Meritech Doubles Automatic Hand Washing Machine Production During Pandemic
Friday, the military gave Macon a replacement.
“It’s a great feeling that I have because of all the people that put out all the effort that there was to receive the medal again,” said Macon.MORE NEWS: 'My Heart Goes Out To His Daughters': Barry Morphew's Neighbor Reacts To Murder Charges In Suzanne Morphew Case
Macon said he will keep the new medal in a secure spot and put a picture of it on the mantal at his house.