UPDATE 4:29pm: The Placer County Sheriff’s Office now says the owner has been identified!

AUBURN (CBS13) — A Placer County Sheriff’s Sergeant found a U.S. Marine Vietnam Veteran hat left behind at a gas station last week and was able to return it to its rightful owner, thanks to Facebook followers.

The hat has a Purple Heart pinned to one side and a Skull and Crossbones pinned to the other side. It appears to be black with a bit of fading on the front and the brim. The hat was left on top of a gas pump at the Shell Gas Station on Lincoln Way in Auburn last week. Someone found it and turned it into the convenience store workers.

Some people suggested looking on the back of the Purple Heart for the veteran’s name.

 

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