FBI agents on Friday presented Patriots Point with two Civil War-era Medals of Honor recovered during its operation "Stolen Valor."

Retired Marine Maj. Gen. James Livingston accepted the two star from Special Agent in Charge David Thomas at a reception within the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum onboard the aircraft carrier Yorktown.

Thomas, flanked by other FBI agents in dark suits, said the agency continues to investigate stolen and counterfeit Medals of Honor and that the arrests so far include a judge, a chief of police and a mayor.

"I can't imagine anything more despicable than taking away the honor of those people who earned those medals," Thomas said.

He would not elaborate on the number of people arrested but said the two medals presented Friday were not recovered in South Carolina.

Livingston, a Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient, said each star "represents the spirt of service of all Americans."

Speaking to the FBI, he said, "I think what you've done is bring back a little bit of America to the Medal of Honor Museum."

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