Woman seeking owner of possible Tuskegee Airman's locket
An Ohio woman is on a mission to find the owner of a locket she believes belongs to a Tuskegee Airman.
Samantha Heald-Sott said she found the brass locket about a month ago at the bottom of a junk box at a flea market just outside of Canton, Ohio. She purchased it for $2.
“When I picked it up, I couldn't put it back down,” Heald-Sott said.
“It was way too disrespectful to be at the bottom of a junk box.”
Heald-Sott said her dad, who she described as a history buff and a Korean War veteran, told her he suspected it belonged to an airman or a family member of one.
The locket housed three photos inside, including the suspected Tuskegee Airman and a middle-aged woman wearing a hat.
Heald-Sott said another photo of a younger woman was underneath the photo of the man when she popped it out to see if there was a name on the back.
“Every time I pick it up, I get goosebumps,” she said.
Heald-Sott said she isn't looking for money for the locket — she just wants to return it to its rightful owner.
She attended Sunday's Tuskegee Airmen Memorial dedication at Sewickley Cemetery to hand out photos of the locket in the hopes of someone recognizing any of the faces.
“Any kind of leads I could get to find the owners would be awesome,” she said.
Kristina Serafini is a photographer and staff writer for the Sewickley Herald. She can be reached at 412-324-1405 or email@example.com.
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