MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has presented the Bronze Star and other war medals to the family of a World War II veteran.

Warren Reyburn was a staff sergeant stationed in the Pacific with the 25th Infantry Division nicknamed "Tropic Lightning." His division earned recognition for fighting 165 days without rest during the liberation of the Philippine Islands.

Reyburn died in 2000.

Last year, his Purple Heart medal and other family mementos were stolen from his son's home. Klobuchar's office worked with Reyburn's family to get a replacement - and learned that Reyburn should have received seven additional war medals, including the Bronze Star.

Klobuchar says she was privileged to present the medals to Reyburn's family, and says the Purple Heart was a priceless heirloom.