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.

The Congressional Tuskegee Airmen Medal (credit: Colorado Springs Police Department)

“To have it back in my hands again, I just can’t express the great feeling that I have,” said Macon.

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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.

Macon said he will keep the new medal in a secure spot and put a picture of it on the mantal at his house.

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