'It's amazing how fast it went through social media to me," said Kernea.
Within 12 hours Kernea found the Demings family in St. Louis Missouri.
"The first thing they wanted to do was know if they could buy it back from me, and I basically told them I didn't want any money for it, I just wanted to get it back to where it belonged. He did a great service for this country," said Kernea.
Kernea will put the Purple Heart in the mail Monday and ship it to Edwin's family. Josh was glad to learn more about the man who served our country.
"I just wanted to learn the story of the man behind it, I just wanted to find out what Edwin T. Deming was about," said Kernea.
Kernea says the online order came from Florida. He says Deming's family is trying to figure out how the medal got out of the family's possession.