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A war hero and missing a medal of honor and the new effort to find -- marine veteran art Jackson received the medal from president Truman.
For bravery during a bloody World War II battle in the Pacific.
They just weeks later the metal was stolen fast stores in forty years and a man who claims he had the -- sent back to Jackson.
Turns out though.
It was a fake.
Now -- 88 years of age Jackson just wants to see is metal once more before he died and we're trying to make that happen for -- John Roberts is live in Atlanta with more.
-- -- Janet good afternoon -- this is one of those stories where you really just up -- someone does the right thing.
It was September 1944 that bloody battle propel -- -- where Arthur Jackson showed extraordinary valor.
Single handedly taking -- twelve Japanese bunkers in killing fifty enemy soldiers he received the medal of honor from president Truman a year later but -- admiral Chester Nimitz.
Took them to New York City to be honored his -- was stolen from the Waldorf Astoria hotel.
I had left -- and meddling in its box on the on the bed in the room.
And I knew when I went back could that's a person I was before he -- there and was gone.
42 years later Jackson learned that his -- was on display in a television repair shop in Chester South Carolina.
That's -- owner Joseph Shockley says that he bought it for 300 dollars from a gun show in Charlotte, North Carolina and said that he would willingly give it back to Jackson.
But when Jackson received the medal this is what Shockley had sent back a fake.
And for 25 years the FBI -- believed that Shockley kept the original metal.
But in a telephone conversation I had with them last week he insisted to me that he did the right thing.
-- -- -- -- -- I don't want president -- -- stolen a little ahead in my hand I wanna let him back.
And after some new evidence -- Fox News has uncovered the FBI now believes that -- me in fact have never had in his position.
The real medal of honor that this one that he bought that gun show was a fake and that -- Jackson's real -- -- water still out there somewhere.
The statute of limitations are criminal prosecution has long since expired the FBI says its only interest now.
Is getting art Jackson's metal back in the congressional medal of honor society has agreed to receive it.
Anonymously if necessary.
And return it to Jackson there -- draster aggression -- matter old honor society forty patriots point road Mount Pleasant South Carolina.
General let's hope that someone out there because we do believe this medal is still out there.
Has the heart to do the right thing because our Jackson told us in his interview.
That he believes that his days are number.
I mean come mine.
He has to get his -- back John what a story -- a great story thank you very much we'll put that information every check out foxnews.com.
Let's get the -- We'll be right back with more.
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