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)

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“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.

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