Horry County man looks for Army vet who left behind medals - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Horry County man looks for Army vet who left behind medals

A number of awards were left behind by an Army veteran. (Source: Craig Sturgill) A number of awards were left behind by an Army veteran. (Source: Craig Sturgill)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – An Horry County man is trying to reunite a number of U.S. Army awards and medals with their rightful owner.

According to local resident Craig Sturgill, he recently purchased a small mobile home park in Longs from an area bank.

One of the park’s units had been vacant for roughly six months. When Sturgill’s construction crew was there, he said they found a framed display with the awards and medals.

The name at the top of the display was Phillips. Sturgill said via email they also found an old telephone bill that was addressed to a Leon Phillips, leading him to believe it is the same person.

As an Army veteran himself, Sturgill is hoping to return the awards to their owner.

“Someone named Phillips devoted a great deal of service to our country, and this proof of that service should be honored,” Sturgill said.

Anyone with information can contact Sturgill at (843) 608-0044 or email backgaterentals@gmail.com.

Copyright 2017 WMBF News. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT: Milder weather moves in for the weekend

    FIRST ALERT: Milder weather moves in for the weekend

    Friday, January 19 2018 4:27 AM EST2018-01-19 09:27:53 GMT
    Milder Temperature Trend through weekendMilder Temperature Trend through weekend

    The storm system responsible for yesterday's rain and last night's snow is pulling away from the region leaving very cold and windy weather in place for today before milder weather returns for the weekend.

    More >>

    The storm system responsible for yesterday's rain and last night's snow is pulling away from the region leaving very cold and windy weather in place for today before milder weather returns for the weekend.

    More >>
  • Pee Dee school takes extra steps to prevent flu

    Pee Dee school takes extra steps to prevent flu

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:45 PM EST2018-01-19 03:45:21 GMT

    School is back in session and around this time of year so is the flu virus. One local school is taking extra steps to prevent the very contagious flu virus in the most vulnerable place for children. LeAnn Harter, a school nurse at Greenwood Elementary, children are already out of school because of the illness.

    More >>

    School is back in session and around this time of year so is the flu virus. One local school is taking extra steps to prevent the very contagious flu virus in the most vulnerable place for children. LeAnn Harter, a school nurse at Greenwood Elementary, children are already out of school because of the illness.

    More >>
  • Breaking

    62-year-old man killed in Horry Co. car accident

    62-year-old man killed in Horry Co. car accident

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:38 PM EST2018-01-19 03:38:24 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A 62-year-old man died Thursday from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Homestown Road and Edenborough Drive on January 4. Grady Cobbs Jr., 62 of Myrtle Beach, was transported to Grand Strand Medical Center following the crash.

    More >>

    A 62-year-old man died Thursday from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Homestown Road and Edenborough Drive on January 4. Grady Cobbs Jr., 62 of Myrtle Beach, was transported to Grand Strand Medical Center following the crash.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly