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.

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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.

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

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