Claudia Buck

July 6, 2014

Claudia Buck: California hunts for veterans with unclaimed cash, mementos

Since May, California officials have been trying to locate more than 95,000 military veterans who have more than $36 million in cash and unclaimed property sitting in state coffers. The unclaimed property includes dozens of pieces of wartime memorabilia, such as Purple Heart and POW medals, letters written from Pearl Harbor survivors, U.S. Army caps and other mementos.

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Claudia Buck is the Personal Finance columnist and business editor at The Sacramento Bee. She's worked at The Bee since 2005. Amid the financial turmoil of the recent recession, she became the personal finance writer, helping readers cope with some of the confusing, daunting and perplexing aspects of managing our financial lives. She serves on the journalism advisory board of her alma mater, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. Reach her at or 916-321-1968. Twitter: @Claudia_Buck.