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Blast victim's father's WWII Purple Heart found

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A Purple Heart and an American flag that belonged to an Indianapolis house explosion victim's father have been found in his ruined home.

Fire Capt. Rita Burris says investigators found the military medal and flag that belonged to Glenn Olvey's father Friday in Olvey's heavily damaged home.

Indianapolis Homeland Security Chief Gary Coons returned the items to Olvey, whose father was a World War II veteran.

The mementoes were found Friday, the same day investigators also located the Olvey family's cat inside their damaged home. The black cat named Gidget had been missing since the fiery Nov. 10 blast that killed two people.

The Olveys had already recovered their other three pets. The family lives next door to the house where the blast is believed to have originated.

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